Hanukkah: The Family Guide to Spiritual Celebration (Edition, New)
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About the Author
Dr. Ron Wolfson, visionary educator and inspirational speaker, is Fingerhut Professor of Education at American Jewish University in Los Angeles and a cofounder of Synagogue 3000. He is author of Relational Judaism: Using the Power of Relationships to Transform the Jewish Community; The Seven Questions You're Asked in Heaven: Reviewing and Renewing Your Life on Earth; Be Like God: God's To-Do List for Kids; God's To-Do List: 103 Ways to Be an Angel and Do God's Work on Earth; Hanukkah, Passover and Shabbat, all Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs Art of Jewish Living family guides to spiritual celebrations; The Spirituality of Welcoming: How to Transform Your Congregation into a Sacred Community; A Time to Mourn, a Time to Comfort: A Guide to Jewish Bereavement and Comfort and, with Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, What You Will See Inside a Synagogue (all Jewish Lights), a book for children ages 6 and up. He contributed to May God Remember: Memory and Memorializing in Judaism-Yizkor, Who by Fire, Who by Water-Un'taneh Tokef, All These Vows-Kol Nidre and We Have Sinned: Sin and Confession in Judaism-Ashamnu and Al Chet (all Jewish Lights).
"A glance at the table of contents, from storytelling and recipes to theology, offers evidence of the author's comprehensive grasp of the family. The book is helpful to the family that strives to induct its members into the spirituality and joys of Jewishness and Judaism."
--from the Preface by Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, California
"Will shed its bright light for all eight days of Hanukkah, and then some.... deals sensitively with the traditions of the holiday, as well as with the variety of ways in which modern Jews attempt to grapple with the complex emotions and celebrations of the Christmas and Hanukkah seasons."
--Dr. Egon Mayer, Center for Jewish Studies, City University of New York
"Children and parents will all find this wonderful resource a way to make their Hanukkah even brighter."
--Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, author of In God's Name and Cain and Abel: Finding the Fruits of Peace--and many other books for children and families
"From history to holiday practices, from rituals to recipes, brings new understanding and meaning to our celebration. An essential Hanukkah gift for every home and congregation."
--Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, author of The Way Into Jewish Prayer; Professor of Liturgy, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion