Monthly Archives: June 2023
1 Fun Thing: Apples & Honey Press released its 100th book last month with two chapter books: Golem Goes to Camp, by Todd Gutnick, and The Unexpected Adventures of C.A.T. by Johanna Hurwitz. Released the same day, they tie for the honor of being #100.
The big picture: Created in 2015, Apples
Fall books for 2023 from Apples and Honey Press feature holiday stories for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot; a new version of the creation story that centers Eve’s experience; a look at Shabbat in the Ugandan Abuyadaya community; a quiet bedtime sh’ma experience for very young children; a story of Jewish conversos in Portugal in the 1500’s; and a more in depth look at David’s victory over Goliath.
Posted: June 07, 2023
The Women’s Rabbinic Network held its biennial convention this week in Beverly, Massachusetts. The conference theme was “Sacred Empowerment,” and about 160 rabbis attended, some in person and other virtually. Rabbi Deborah Bodin Cohen, an editor at Behrman House and Apples & Honey Press, was pleased to attend and meet with many of our authors.
One evening featured Rabbi Sally Priesand, the first woman ordained a rabbi in the United States, reading Sally Opened Doors, which is a picture book about her life, written by Rabbi Sandy Sasso. Afterward, Priesand signed and personalized books.