Jewish Book Month

  • Abraham: a journey to the heart of three faiths. Bruce Feiler. 222.11 FEI, CD 222.11 FEI
  • The Aleppo Codex: a true story of obsession, faith, and the pursuit of an ancient Bible. Matti Friedman. 221.44 FRI 
  • Ancient Canaan and Israel: new perspectives. Jonathan M. Golden. 933 GOL
  • And prairie dogs weren’t kosher: Jewish women in the upper Midwest since 1855. Linda Mack Schloff. 305.488 SCH
  • Arab and Jew: wounded spirits in a promised land. David K. Shipler. 956.94 SHI
  • Auschwitz: a history. Sybille Steinbacher. 940.5318 STE
  • The bar and bat mitzvah book: joyful ceremonies and celebrations for today’s families. Linda Burghardt. 296.44 BUR
  • Being Jewish: the spiritual and cultural practice of Judaism today. Ari L. Goldman. 296.4 GOL
  • The book of klezmer: the history, the music, the folklore. Yale Strom. 781.62 STR
  • Born to kvetch: Yiddish language and culture in all its moods. Michael Wex. 439.109 WEX
  • Cain’s field: faith, fratricide, and fear in the Middle East. Matt Rees. 956.94 REE
  • Conscience: the duty to obey and the duty to disobey. Harold M. Schulweis. 296.36 SCH
  • The cross and the pear tree: a Sephardic journey. Victor Perera. 296.8 PER
  • The diary of Petr Ginz, 1941-1942. Y 940.5318 GIN
  • The faith club: a Muslim, a Christian, a Jew– three women search for understanding. Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, Priscilla Warner. 201.5 IDL, Large Type 201.5 IDL
  • The gift of rest: rediscovering the beauty of the Sabbath. Joe Lieberman. 296.91 LIE
  • The gifts of the Jews: how a tribe of desert nomads changed the way everyone thinks and feels. Thomas Cahill. 909.0492 CAH
  • The great escape: nine Jews who fled Hitler and changed the world. Kati Marton. 940.5318 MAR, CD 940.5318 MAR
  • Have a little faith: a true story. Mitch Albom. 296.7 ALB, Large Type 296.7 ALB, CD 296.7 ALB
  • Hillel: if not now, when? Joseph Telushkin. 296.12 TEL
  • History on trial: my day in court with David Irving. Deborah E. Lipstadt. 940.531 LIP
  • The Holocaust by bullets: a priest’s journey to uncover the truth behind the murder of 1.5 million Jews. Patrick Desbois. 940.5318 DES
  • I’m God, you’re not: observations on organized religion & other disguises of the ego. Lawrence Kushner. 296.7 KUS
  • Israel is real. Rich Cohen. 956.94 COH
  • The Israelis: ordinary people in an extraordinary land. Donna Rosenthal. 956.94 ROS
  • The Jewish approach to God: a brief introduction for Christians. Neil Gillman. 296.311 GIL
  • Just say nu: Yiddish for every occasion (when English just won’t do). Michael Wex. 439.181 WEX
  • Kristallnacht: prelude to destruction. Martin Gilbert. 940.5318 GIL
  • Last days in Babylon: the history of a family, the story of a nation. Marina Benjamin. 956.747 BEN
  • Lee Evans arranges a treasury of Jewish songs for solo piano. 786.21 LEE
  • The lost: a search for six of six million. Daniel Mendelsohn. 940.5318 MEN
  • The misunderstood Jew: the Church and the scandal of the Jewish Jesus. Amy-Jill Levine. 261.26 LEV
  • My grandfather’s blessings: stories of strength, refuge, and belonging. Rachel Naomi Remen. 291.442 REM
  • The new joys of Yiddish. Leo Rosten. 492.49 ROS
  • Our Haggadah: uniting traditions for interfaith families. Cokie & Steve Roberts. 296.4537 ROB
  • Overcoming life’s disappointments. Harold S. Kushner. 296.3118 KUS
  • Pesach for the rest of us: making the Passover seder your own. Marge Piercy. 296.4537 PIE
  • Pitching my tent: on marriage, motherhood, friendship, and other leaps of faith. Anita Diamant. 296.7 DIA
  • The pity of it all: a history of Jews in Germany, 1743-1933. Amos Elon. 943.004 ELO
  • Postville: a clash of cultures in heartland America. Stephen G. Bloom. 977.733 BLO
  • The prophets: who they were, what they are. Norman Podhoretz. 224 POD
  • Quiches, kugels, and couscous: my search for Jewish cooking in France. Joan Nathan. 641.567 NAT
  • Raising interfaith children: spiritual orphans or spiritual heirs? Donna E. Schaper. 291.441 SCH
  • Refuge denied: the St. Louis passengers and the Holocaust. Sarah A. Ogilvie. 940.5318 OGI
  • Rutka’s notebook: a voice from the Holocaust. Rutka Laskier. 940.5318 LAS
  • The Sabbath world: glimpses of a different order of time. Judith Shulevitz. 296.41 SHU
  • Sacred seasons: a sourcebook for the Jewish holidays. Ronald H. Isaacs. 296.43 ISA
  • Schlepping through the Alps: my search for Austria’s Jewish past with its last wandering shepherd. Sam Apple. 914.36 APP
  • Secrets of a Jewish mother: real advice, real stories, real love. Jill Zarin, Lisa Wexler, Gloria Kamen. 306.8743 ZAR
  • Shalom in the home. Shmuley Boteach. 296.74 BOT
  • Shtetl: the life and death of a small town and the world of Polish Jews. Eva Hoffman. 943.8 HOF
  • Stalin’s last crime: the plot against the Jewish doctors, 1948-1953. Jonathan Brent. 947.084 BRE
  • Stars of David: prominent Jews talk about being Jewish. Abigail Pogrebin. 296.092 POG
  • Stone and dung, oil and spit: Jewish daily life in the time of Jesus. Jodi Magness. 933.05 MAG
  • Telling and remembering: a century of American Jewish poetry. 811.008 TEL
  • Torah and commentary: the five books of Moses: translation, rabbinic and contemporary commentary. Sol Scharfstein. 222.107 SCH
  • An unspeakable crime: the prosecution and persecution of Leo Frank. Elaine Marie Alphin. Y 364.1523 ALP
  • The voice, the Word, the books: the sacred scripture of the Jews, Christians, and Muslims. F.E. Peters. 208.2 PET
  • What we knew: terror, mass murder and everyday life in Nazi Germany: an oral history. Eric A. Johnson, Karl-Heinz Reuband. 943.086 JOH
  • Why the Jews rejected Jesus: the turning point in Western history. David Klinghoffer. 296.396 KLI
  • Why we watched: Europe, America, and the Holocaust. Theodore S. Hamerow. 940.5318 HAM

BIOGRAPHY

  • Ace of spades: a memoir. David Matthews. B Matthews
  • Anne Frank: her life in words and pictures: from the archives of the Anne Frank House. Menno Metselaar, Ruud van der Rol. Y 940.5318 MET
  • Anne Frank: the Anne Frank House authorized graphic biography. Sid Jacobson. Y 741.5 JAC
  • The boy: a Holocaust story. Dan Porat. 940.5318 POR
  • Clara’s war: one girl’s story of survival. Clara Kramer. 940.5318 KRA
  • Devil in the details: scenes from an obsessive girlhood. Jennifer Traig. 616.8522 TRA
  • Dream homes: from Cairo to Katrina, an exile’s journey. Joyce Zonana. B Zonana
  • Eva’s story: a survivor’s tale by the stepsister of Anne Frank. Eva Schloss. 940.5318 SCH
  • Gertruda’s oath: a child, a promise, and a heroic escape during World War II. Ram Oren. 940.5318 ORE
  • The girls of Room 28: friendship, hope, and survival in Theresienstadt. Hannelore Brenner. 940.5318 BRE
  • Golda. Elinor Burkett. B Meir
  • The hare with amber eyes: a family’s century of art and loss. Edmund de Waal. 909.0492 DEW
  • The hidden life of Otto Frank. Carol Ann Lee. B Frank
  • I will bear witness: a diary of the Nazi years. Victor Klemperer. B Klemperer
  • I will plant you a lilac tree: a memoir of a Schindler’s list survivor. Laura Hillman. Y 940.531 HIL
  • The invisible wall: a love story that broke barriers. Harry Bernstein. B Bernstein
  • A lucky child: a memoir of surviving Auschwitz as a young boy. Thomas Buergenthal. 940.5318 BUE
  • Make me a woman. Vanessa Davis. Graphic B Davis
  • The Pope’s maestro. Gilbert Levine. B Levine
  • Precious objects: a story of diamonds, family and a way of life. Alicia Oltuski. 338.278 OLT
  • Sala’s gift: my mother’s Holocaust story. Ann Kirschner. 940.5318 KIR
  • Unorthodox: the scandalous rejection of my Hasidic roots. Deborah Feldman. B Feldman
  • When I was a soldier: a memoir. Valerie Zenatti. Y 956.94 ZEN

FICTION

  • The adventures of Rabbi Harvey: a graphic novel of Jewish wisdom and wit in the Wild West. Steve Sheinkin. Y 741.5 SHE
  • The alchemist’s door. Lisa Goldstein. Fic GOL
  • All other nights. Dara Horn. Fic HOR, Large Type Fic HOR
  • An almost perfect moment. Binnie Kirshenbaum. Fic KIR
  • As husbands go. Susan Isaacs. Fic ISA
  • Away. Amy Bloom. Fic BLO
  • Bech at bay: a quasi-novel. John Updike. Fic UPD
  • Bee season: a novel. Myla Goldberg. Fic GOL, CD Fic GOL, DVD Drama B
  • The Berlin Boxing Club. Robert Sharenow. Y Fic SHA
  • The big Kahn: a sequential drama. Neil Kleid, Nicolas Cinquegrani. Graphic Fic KLE
  • Blues in the night. Rochelle Krich. Mystery KRI, Audio Fic KRI
  • The book of names. Jill Gregory. Fic GRE
  • The book of splendor. Frances Sherwood. Fic SHE
  • By a spider’s thread. Laura Lippman. Mystery LIP
  • Caspian rain. Gina B. Nahai. Fic NAH
  • Certain girls. Jennifer Weiner. Fic WEI
  • Confinement. Carrie Brown. Fic BRO
  • Conspirators. Michael Andre Bernstein. Fic BER
  • Crossing California. Adam Langer. Fic LAN
  • A curable romantic. Joseph Skibell. Fic SKI
  • Daniel, half-human and the good Nazi. David Chotjewitz. Y Fic CHO
  • Day after night. Anita Diamant. Large Type Fic DIA
  • A day of small beginnings. Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum. Fic ROS
  • The dovekeepers. Alice Hoffman. Fic HOF
  • Edges: O Israel, O Palestine. Leora Skolkin-Smith. Fic SKO
  • The Finkler question. Howard Jacobson. Fic JAC
  • The first desire. Nancy Reisman. Fic REI
  • The free world. David Bezmozgis. Fic BEZ
  • The frozen rabbi. Steve Stern. Fic STE
  • The furies. Fernanda Eberstadt. Fic EBE
  • The German bride. Joanna Hershon. Fic HER
  • Golden country. Jennifer Gilmore. Fic GIL
  • Gravity. Leanne Lieberman. Y Fic LIE
  • Great Neck. Jay Cantor. Fic CAN
  • Heartwood. Belva Plain. Fic PLA, Large Type Fic PLA, CD Fic PLA
  • Heir to the glimmering world. Cynthia Ozick. Fic OZI
  • Hereville: how Mirka got her sword. Barry Deutsch. Y 741.5 DEU
  • Hush. Eishes Chayil. Y Fic CHA
  • The illuminated soul. Aryeh Lev Stollman. Fic STO
  • Indignation. Philip Roth. Fic ROT
  • Inventing memory: a novel of mothers and daughters. Erica Jong. Fic JON
  • The Jewish Messiah. Arnon Grunberg. Fic GRU
  • Joy comes in the morning. Jonathan Rosen. Fic ROS
  • Kabbalah: a love story. Lawrence Kushner. Fic KUS
  • The kommandant’s girl. Pam Jenoff. Fic JEN
  • The last chicken in America: a novel in stories. Ellen Litman. Fic LIT
  • The Lazarus project. Aleksandar Hemon. Fic HEM
  • The longest night. Gregg Keizer. Fic KEI
  • A mad desire to dance. Elie Wiesel. Fic WIE
  • Milkweed. Jerry Spinelli. Y Fic SPI, Large Type Fic SPI
  • The Ministry of Special Cases. Nathan Englander. Fic ENG
  • Much ado about Jessie Kaplan. Paula Marantz Cohen. Fic COH
  • My enemy’s cradle. Sara Young. Fic YOU
  • 1940. Jay Neugeboren. Fic NEU
  • Old men at midnight. Chaim Potok. Fic POT
  • Out of the frying pan, into the choir: a Ruby, the rabbi’s wife mystery. Sharon Kahn. Mystery KAH
  • The outcast dove. Sharan Newman. Mystery NEW
  • Paradise park. Allegra Goodman. Fic GOO
  • People of the book. Geraldine Brooks. Fic BRO, Spanish Lang. Fic BRO, CD Fic BRO
  • The plot against America. Philip Roth. Fic ROT, Large Type Fic ROT
  • The rabbi’s cat. Joann Sfar. Graphic Fic SFA
  • The rabbi’s cat 2. Joann Sfar. Graphic Fic SFA
  • Rashi’s daughters. Maggie Anton. Fic ANT
  • The reason for wings. Joyce Reiser Kornblatt. Fic KOR
  • Red, white, and blue. Susan Isaacs. Fic ISA, Large Type Fic ISA
  • Resistance. Book 1. Carla Jablonski. Y 741.5 JAB
  • Responsible men. Edward Schwarzschild. Fic SCH
  • Rich boy. Sharon Pomerantz. Fic POM
  • The River midnight. Lilian Nattel. Fic NAT
  • Run, boy, run. Uri Orlev. Y Fic ORL
  • The Saturday wife. Naomi Ragen. Fic RAG, Large Type Fic RAG
  • The search. Eric Heuvel, Ruud van der Rol, Lies Schippers. Y 741.5 HEU
  • Sisterland. Linda Newbery. Y Fic NEW
  • The sleepwalkers. Paul Grossman. Mystery GRO
  • The slow way back. Judy Goldman. Fic GOL
  • Someone not really her mother. Harriet Scott Chessman. Fic CHE
  • The song of names. Norman Lebrecht. Fic LEB
  • Songs for the butcher’s daughter. Peter Manseau. Fic MAN
  • A spectacle of corruption. David Liss. Fic LIS, Large Type Fic LIS
  • Strange relations. Sonia Levitin. Y Fic LEV
  • Tattoo for a slave. Hortense Calisher. Fic CAL
  • Terror town: an Abe Lieberman mystery. Stuart M. Kaminsky. Mystery KAM
  • Theater of the stars: a novel of physics and memory. N.M. Kelby. Fic KEL
  • The things we cherished. Pam Jenoff. Fic JEN
  • Three daughters. Letty Cottin Pogrebin. Fic POG
  • The time of the uprooted. Elie Wiesel. Fic WIE
  • Token. Alisa Kwitney, Joelle Jones. Y 741.5 KWI
  • The turquoise ring. Grace Tiffany. Fic TIF
  • The unthinkable thoughts of Jacob Green. Joshua Braff. Y Fic BRA
  • With all my heart, with all my mind: thirteen stories about growing up Jewish. Y Fic WIT
  • The wonder spot. Melissa Bank. Fic BAN
  • The world to come. Dara Horn. Fic HOR
  • The Yiddish policemen’s union. Michael Chabon. Mystery CHA
  • Your mouth is lovely. Nancy Richler. Fic RIC

REFERENCE

  • The encyclopedia of Judaism. R 296.03 ENC

DVDS / VIDEOS

  • Elie Wiesel goes home. DVD 940.531
  • Escape from Sobibor: true life escape from a Nazi death camp. DVD 940.5472
  • God on trial. DVD Drama G
  • Goodbye Columbus. DVD Comedy G
  • Hester Street. DVD Drama H
  • The island on Bird Street. DVD Drama I
  • The Jewish Americans. DVD 973.0492
  • Judaism. VIDEO 296
  • Kingdom of David: the saga of the Israelites. DVD 933
  • Loving Leah. DVD Drama L
  • One night with the king. DVD Drama O
  • Ushpizin. DVD Foreign U

MUSIC CDS / AUDIOBOOKS

  • A child’s Hanukkah. Jewish Wedding Band. CD ZR JEWI CH M-37
  • David Stock. CD D STOC LM S-22
  • In celebration of Israel including Hatikva. CD Q ISRA ICI N-61
  • A Jewish odyssey. CD Q JEWISH JO P-82
  • Stuffed. Patricia Volk. Audio 647.95 VOL

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

  • Always remember me: how one family survived World War II. Marisabina Russo. J 940.531 RUS
  • Anne Frank. Josephine Poole. EB Frank
  • The Anne Frank case: Simon Wiesenthal’s search for the truth. Susan Goldman Rubin. J 940.531 RUB
  • The cat with the yellow star: coming of age in Terezin. Susan Goldman Rubin. J 940.531 RUB
  • The cats in Krasinski Square. Karen Hesse. Pic HES
  • Celebrate Hanukkah. Deborah Heiligman. J 296.4 HEI
  • Celebrate Passover. Deborah Heiligman. J 296.4 HEI
  • Confessions of a closet Catholic. Sarah Darer Littman. J LIT
  • A confused Hanukkah: an original story of Chelm. Jon Koons. Pic KOO
  • Dybbuk: a version. Barbara Rogasky. J 398.27 ROG
  • Grandma Esther remembers: a Jewish-American family story. Ann Morris. E 973.04 MOR
  • Hanukkah. Board Book HAN Hanukkah
  • Hanukkah at Valley Forge. Stephen Krensky. E 296.4 KRE
  • Hanukkah moon. Deborah da Costa. Pic DAC
  • Hanukkah, shmanukkah! Esme Raji Codell. J COD
  • The harmonica. Tony Johnston. J JOH
  • Hidden child. Isaac Millman. JB Millman
  • In God’s hands. Lawrence Kushner. E 398.27 KUS
  • Jewish Americans. Pam Rosenberg. J 973.04 ROS
  • The journey that saved Curious George: the true wartime escape of Margret and H.A. Rey. Louise Borden. JB Rey
  • Judaism: signs, symbols, and stories. Cath Senker. J 296 SEN
  • Kaddish for Grandpa in Jesus’ name, amen. James Howe; Catherine Stock. Pic HOW
  • Lonek’s journey: the true story of a boy’s escape to freedom. Dorit Bader Whiteman. J 940.531 WHI
  • Rebecca and the movies. Jacqueline Dembar Greene. J GRE
  • Say it with music: the story of Irving Berlin. Nancy Furstinger. JB Berlin
  • Shlemiel crooks. Anna Olswanger. Pic OLS
  • Sholom’s treasure: how Sholom Aleichem became a writer. Erica Silverman. EB Sholom Aleichem
  • Simon says. Molly Levite Griffis. J GRI
  • The story of Esther: a Purim tale. Eric A. Kimmel. J 222.9 KIM
  • The travels of Benjamin of Tudela: through three continents in the twelfth century. Uri Shulevitz. J SHU
  • When the chickens went on strike: a Rosh Hashanah tale. Erica Silverman. Pic SIL
  • The white ram: a story of Abraham and Isaac. Mordicai Gerstein. E 296.1 GER
  • Who was the woman who wore the hat? Nancy Patz. J 811 PAT

SPANISH LANGUAGE / EN ESPAÑOL

  • Anne Frank. Jonatha Brown. Sp. Lang. EB Frank
  • Celebra Hanukkah con un cuento de Bubbe. Alma Flor Ada. Sp. Lang. J 394.267 ADA
  • Entender el judaismo: origenes, creencias, practicas, textos sagrados, lugares sagrados. Carl S. Ehrlich. Spanish Lang. 296 EHR
  • Vivir en el maldito tropico. David Unger. Spanish Lang. Fic UNG