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David A. Adler

Author Of Hanukkah Cookies With Sprinkles And Yom Kippur Shortstop

David A. Adler is the author of more than 250 books for young readers,
including the popular Cam Jansen and Young Cam Jansen series, and many books on Jewish topics.
He lives in Woodmere, New York. 

See more at www.DavidAAdler.com and www.CamJansen.com


Chris Barash

Author of Wait! It's Friday And Jackie and Jesse and Joni and Jae


Amanda Benjamin

Author of Journey Through Jerusalem


Leah Berkowitz

Author of the upcoming collection of Torah stories for children And Queen Vashti's Comfy Pants


Barbara Bietz

Author of the upcoming Apples, Apples, All Year Round!


Chaim Burston

Author Of Babel 

Chaim Burston is an internationally known storyteller, and a musician. He has recorded five collections of beautiful and haunting tunes entitled Jewish Mystical Melodies. Learn more at www.Rabbiburston.com.


Claudia Carlson

Author Of the Avi The Ambulance Series

Claudia Carlson is the original author of the Avi the Ambulance series. Avi the Ambulance and the Snowy Day is dedicated to her memory.

See more at www.claudiagraphics.com


Lisa Rose Chottinger

Author of Zombie Vacation

Lisa Rose is the author of Shmulik Paints the Town, the Star Powers series, and other books for children. She lives near Detroit, Michigan.


Rabbi Mychal Copeland

Author of I Am the Tree of Life: My Jewish Yoga Book

Rabbi Mychal Copeland is the spiritual leader of Congregation Sha'ar Zahav in San Francisco.She is both a rabbi and a certified yoga instructor who fuses Jewish spirituality with movement through yoga. Mychal is passionate about leading people toward a profound spiritual life that embraces everything that they are. I Am the Tree of Life is her first children's book.


Debra Darvick

Author Of We Are Jewish Faces

Debra Darvick is an author, columnist, and blogger. She lives in Birmingham, Michigan.


Barbara Diamond-Goldin

Author Of Passover Cowboy, A Persian Princess, And Night Lights: A Sukkot Story

Barbara Diamond Goldin received the Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Award from the Association of Jewish Libraries. She has written many distinguished books on Jewish themes, including The Best Hanukkah Ever, The World’s Birthday: A Rosh Hashanah Story, and Cakes and Miracles: A Purim Tale.  A former preschool teacher, language arts teacher, and writing instructor, Barbara is currently director of a public library and lives in western Massachusetts.


Karen Rostoker-Gruber

Author Of Farmer Kobi's Hanukkah Match And Maddie The Mitzvah Clown

Karen Rostoker-Gruber is an award-winning children's book author 
and humorist. She has six picture books and four adult humor books 
to her name. She is also a ventriloquist and performs with Maria, 
her puppet, in schools and libraries.

See more at www.karenrostoker-gruber.com 



Bonnie Grubman

Author Of Oy Vey! Life In A Shoe And the upcoming The Desert Unicorn

Bonnie Grubman is an early childhood educator and author. She grew up with her parents, brother and sister, pet turtles, and parakeet. (It was almost as crowded as a shoe!)

Today, Bonnie lives in New York with her husband Herby.


Maxine Handelman

Author Of The Shabbat Angels 

Maxine Segal Handelman is the Early Childhood Education Specialist for the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. She is the author of Jewish Every Day, and What's Jewish about Butterflies.


Ayin Hillel

Author of the upcoming A Bath for Shabbat


Rabbi Ron Isaacs 

Author Of Farmer Kobi's Hanukkah Match 

Rabbi Ron Isaacs is Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Sholom in Bridgewater, New Jersey, where he has served for forty years. Currently, he is also serving as the Rabbi of Beth Judah Temple in Wildwood, New Jersey, which is the only synagogue in Cape May County on the Jersey Shore. Author of more than 100 books, his Ask the Rabbi book and website (www.rabbiron.com) keeps him busy answering an eggz-traordinary collection of questions.


Eric A. Kimmel

Author Of Little Red Rosie, Big Sam: A Rosh Hashanah Story , Right Side Up: Adventures in Chelm, Shield of the Maccabees And Miriam and the Sasquatch: A Rosh Hashanah Story

Eric A. Kimmel is the author of more than a hundred books for children, including the classic Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. He is the only author to have won the National Jewish Book Award five times—for The Chanukkah Guest, The Mysterious Guests, Wonders & Miracles, The Golem’s Latkes, and Hanukkah Bear. The Association of Jewish Libraries has awarded him the Sydney Taylor Award for Lifetime Achievement. He lives in Portland, Oregon.


Leslie Kimmelman

Author Of The Rabbi Slurps Spaghetti And Worse and Worse on Noah's Ark

Leslie Kimmelman is the author of many well-regarded picture books, including Everybody Says Shalom, a Sydney Taylor Honor Book, and The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah. She is also a book editor at Sesame Workshop. Leslie lives with her family in New York, where she can often be found either snooping aroudn or slurping spaghetti.

Visit her at www.lesliekimmelman.net.


Rabbi Zoe Klein

Author Of The Goblins Of Knottingham

Rabbi Zoe Klein is the author of the acclaimed novel, Drawing in the Dust. She serves as the spiritual leader of Temple Isaiah in Los Angeles.


Ann Koffsky

Author/Illustrator Of Kayla And KugelKayla And Kugel's Almost-Perfect Passover, Kayla and Kugel's Happy Hanukkah, Noah's Swim-A-ThonCreation Colors, And the upcoming Under the Sea Seder

Author Of Judah Maccabee Goes To The Doctor And Avi And The Snowy Day

Ann D. Koffsky is the author/or illustrator of more than thirty books for children, including Frogs in the Bed: My Passover Seder Activity Book and the Kayla and Kugel series. She lives in West Hempstead, New York.

See more at www.annkoffsky.com


Gloria Koster

Author of the upcoming Dance the Hora, Isadora


Stephen Krensky

Author of the upcoming Hanukkah at Valley Forge (revised edition)


Tami Lehman-Wilzig

Author of the upcoming The Boston Chocolate Party


Michael Leventhal

Author of the upcoming The Chocolate King


Debbie Levy

Author of Yiddish Saves the Day


Eric Lindberg

Co-Author Of Sing-Along Alef Bet

Eric Lindberg is an award winning multi-instrumentalist who brings his background in Jazz and classical music to the acoustic sounds of bluegrass and old-time music. He works alongside Doni Zasloff as musical director, songwriter, and producer on their recordings. Eric performs as part of their due, Nefesh Mountain, and in the Mama Doni Band for kids and families


Marc Lumer

Author/Illustrator Of Babel And American Golem: The New Adventures Of An Old World Mud Monster

Marc Lumer has worked as a visual development artist on projects including the Prince of EgyptBatman Beyondand Superman. His book Benny’s Mitzvah Notes was selected by The Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee as a notable book. See more of Marc’s work at www.MarcLumerDesign.com


Erica Lyons

Author of the upcoming Alone Together on Dan Street


Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod

Author Of Fast Asleep In A Little Village In Israel And Pumpkin Pie for Sigd

Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod is the proud mother of four children (two big and two bigger). A freelance writer for magazines, newspapers, and online publications, she lives in Northern israel with her family. She loves creating stories for her children and their friends. 

Visit her at www.tzivia.com.


Pamela Moritz

Author of If I Lived with Noah And the upcoming If I Swam with Jonah

Pamela Moritz is a children's book writer and English teacher.  She is also the recipient of the SCBWI PJ Library Jewish Stories Award and the PJ Library Author Incentive Award for If I Lived with Noah.  When not writing or teaching, Pam can be found hiking or reading to her grandchildren.  She lives in Israel with her husband and children. 


DovBer Naiditch

Author Of Babel 

DovBer Naiditch has been published in numerous journals and small print collections. His short story The Angel in the House was named a notable selection in America’s Best Short Stories 2013, and he is also a writer for the Jewish video company, www.Shmideo.com.


Rona Milch Novick

Author of Mommy, Can You Stop the Rain? And the upcoming Daddy, Can You Tie my Shoe?



Allison Ofanansky

Author Of How It's Made: Torah ScrollHow It's Made: Matzah, How It's Made: Hanukkah Menorah And Esther Didn't Dream of Being Queen

Allison Ofanansky is an author and editor. She won the National Jewish Book Award for her picture book, The Patchwork Torah.


Rachel Ornstein Packer

Author Of Sky High Sukkah 

Rachel Ornstein Packer holds an M.S.W. from Yeshiva University and has worked in the Jewish non-profit world for many years. She is now a writer specializing in food allergies, diet, and nutrition.  Sky-High Sukkah is her first children’s book.  Rachel lives in Olney, MD.


Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum

Author Of Hand In Hand

Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum is an award-winning author and former special education teacher. She writes short stories, poetry, and picture books, including Trains Don't Sleep and Big Sister, Little Monster. She lives in New Jersey with her family.


Sylvia Rouss

Author Of King David & Akavish The SpiderA Holiday For Ari Ant, The Littlest Pair And Yosef's Dream

Sylvia Rouss is an award-winning author and early childhood educator who created
the popular Sammy Spider books and the Littlest series.
She has lectured throughout the United States, Europe, and Israel. 

See more at www.sylviarouss.com 


Elana Rubinstein

Author of Once Upon an Apple Cake: A Rosh Hashanah Story, Starlight Soup: A Sukkot Story, And the upcoming A Donut in Time: A Hanukkah Story


Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso

Author of Regina Persisted: An Untold Story, Judy Led the Way, And the upcoming Sally Opened Doors: The Story of the First Woman Rabbi

Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso was the first woman ordained as a rabbi by the Reconstructionist movement in the United States. She is the author of the best-selling book God's Paintbrush and many other children's books. She is rabbi emerita at Congregation Beth-El Zedeck in Indianapolis; director of Religion, Spirituality, and the Arts at the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute; and cofounder of Women4Change Indiana. She lives in Indianapolis.


Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz

Author of Adam's Animals And Jonah's Tale of a Whale

Rabbi Barry L. Schwartz is the director of The Jewish Publication Society in Philadelphia and rabbi of Congregation Adas Emuno in Leonia, New Jersey. He is the author of Judaism's Great Debates; Jewish Heroes, Jewish Values; Jewish Theology: A Comparative Study; and Honi the Circlemarker: Eco-Fables from Ancient Israel.


Carl Harris Shuman

Author of the upcoming Max Builds a Time Machine And Max and Emma Cross the Red Sea


Shanna Silva

Author Of Hannah's Hanukkah Hiccups

Shanna Silva is the author of Hannah's Hanukkah Hiccups and Passover Scavenger Hunt. She also writes leveled books for emerging readers used in schools. Her work can be found in the anthologies Multiples Illuminated I II, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and on the Jewish parenting website, Kveller. She is also a Tony award winning Broadway producer.


Leah Sokol

Author of the upcoming The Most Annoying Aliens Ever


Alyson Solomon

Author of the upcoming Thank You: Modeh Ani


Gloria Spielman

Author Of French Toast Sundays

Gloria Spielman was born in London, grew up in the library, and has been writing ever since she can remember. She is the author of two children's biographies, Janus Korczak's Children and the award-winning Marcel-Marceau: Master of Mime.


Jenna Waldman

Author of the upcoming Sharkbot Shalom, Purr-im Time, And Larry's Latkes


Elka Weber

Author Of Shimri's Big Idea

Elka Weber is the author of the award-winning picture books The Yankee at the Seder and One Little Chicken. She lives in Jerusalem and loves bringing history to life.


 Vicki L. Weber

Author of Hillel Takes a Bath, And the upcoming Shabbat Shalom, A New Week, Start the Day, And Time for Bed

Vicki Weber was in third grade when her first story was published and has been writing ever since. She has published numerous non-fiction works for both children and adults and is the author of the Jewish folktale collection, It's Too Crowded in Here!. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, she also earned a master's degree in religious education from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She lives in suburban New Jersey with her husband David and with Ivan, the black lab left behind as the kids moved on to adventurous adult lives.



Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Author Of Roller Coaster Grandma, Leopold, And Crocodile, You're Beautiful

Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer is a therapist who pioneered speaking frankly about intimate matters on radio. She began in September of 1980 as the host of a fifteen minute, taped show that aired Sundays after midnight. One year later she had a live, one-hour show on which Dr. Ruth, as she became known, answered call-in questions from listeners. Her unique and open style allowed her to communicate effectively through almost every avenue available and in addition to radio, her television career spanned both broadcast and cable, books, newspapers, games, home video, and computer software. Dr. Westheimer has two children, four grandchildren and resides in New York City.


Bill Wurtzel

Author of the upcoming In Our Teeny Tiny Matzah House


Jane Breskin Zalben

Author/Illustrator of Light

Jane Breskin Zalben is the author-artist for many books, including Saturday Night at the Beastro, which she created with her husband, Steven.  She lives in Long Island, New York.


Doni Zasloff

Co-Author Of Sing-Along Alef Bet

Doni Zasloff (Mama Doni) is an award winning singer, songwriter, and author. Her CDs and DVDs include Hanukkah FeverShabbat Shaboom, and Mama Doni's Jewish Holiday Party, and she also co-authored the book Get Cooking! Doni is a beloved presence on stage and tours regularly nationwide