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Books Available Through the Internet:
All of these great books are available via our on-line form on the Internet. Each book is recommended reading by the Society for Humanistic Judaism.

To order these books/gifts listed on this page please note the Topic header, name of book and price:
ie., Understanding Humanistic Judaism; What is Humanistic Judaism?; $25.00


Jewish Holidays

HOLIDAY MANUALS
The journal Humanistic Judaism presents guides to help us celebrate Jewish holidays in a secular world. Each holiday manual includes the history of the holiday, celebrations, guides for creating your own celebrations, stories, and much more.

  • THE HIGH HOLIDAYS $4.00
  • SUKKOT $10.00
  • A HANUKKA MANUAL $10.00
  • TU BI-SHEVAT $10.00
  • PURIM $10.00
  • A PASSOVER MANUAL $10.00
  • SHAVUOT $6.00

Holiday resource Kits
Our holiday kits are designed for families and communities to enrich their celebration of the Jewish holidays. Kits include the story of the holiday, celebrations for home and community, a children's section with stories and arts and crafts activities, recipes, songs, and more. Kits are available for:

  • The High Holidays $21.00
  • Hanukka $18.00
  • Tu Bi-Shevat $18.00
  • Purim $18.00
  • Passover $21.00

SHABBAT COMMENTARIES
TORAH COMMENTARIES
by Albert L. Reiner
Two collections of Shabbat presentations on the Torah. Rather than viewing belief in God, practice of ritual, or observance of halakha as the sine qua non of Jewishness, these presentations view Torah as a source of the ideals, humanity, and idiom that are our heritage.

  • TORAH COMMENTARIES $7.00
  • SHABBAT COMMENTARIES $7.00

FESTIVALS, FOLKLORE & PHILOSOPHY
by Max Rosenfeld
A collection of articles from Rosenfeld's column "Traditions Revisited," exploring ways to view and observe Jewish holidays and traditions and to approach the Bible, Jewish folklore, history, and values. $12.00

THE JEWISH NEW YEAR FESTIVAL
by Hershl Hartman
This "guide for the rest of us" - those of us who claim a secular, ethnic Jewish identity - explores the dilemma of how to deal with the High Holidays in a meaningful way if you don't pray. $5.00

APPLES & HONEY
Music and Readings for a Secular Humanistic Observance of the Jewish New Year Festival edited by Julie Gales & Pat Martz Highly readable, well-organized information on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Provides history, readings, and songs for inclusion in Secular Humanistic New Year celebrations. $20.00

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NOBODY KNOWS MY NAME: A HANUKKA TALE TO COLOR
by MarilynRowens
A story for Hanukka to color your way and save to read over and over again. Here is a tale of children who are not very famous but do something brave and important to save Hanukka. $12.00


THE HANUKKA FESTIVAL
by Hershl Hartman
A "guide for the rest of us" - those who identify with Jewish culture - imparts a factual understanding of the festival's origins and traditions so it may be celebrated meaningfully and joyously in its own right. $5.00

HANUKKA GIFT PACK
Help your loved ones celebrate Hanukka humanistically. Send a gift pack with a gold foil menora, candles, chocolate Hanukka gelt, a dreidel, and Humanistic candle blessings and songs. $23.00

THE HUMANIST HAGGADAH
by Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine
A guide for humanistic Jews who want to celebrate Passover with integrity. Rabbi Wine explains the symbols and tells the real story of Passover. The Passover seder at which this haggadah is read provides a setting of family love and unity in which all Jews can rededicate themselves to the ideal of human freedom. $8.00

Liberated Haggadah

THE LIBERATED HAGGADAH by Rabbi Peter Schweitzer. Here you will find the old story of the Exodus recast as a humanist parable, a modern secular perspective on the ancient tale of deliverance, based on historical, rather than mythical, events and practices. It is a celebration of our forebears, ancient and modern, who made the trip to freedom. And it encourages people to pick and choose the parts of the seder that are most meaningful to them. $13.00

 

Roots and BranchesROOTS AND BRANCHES: A HUMANIST HAGGADAH FOR PASSOVER by Sandi Horwitz, Barry N. Olshen and Lisa Wright. Provides the basis for a unique, contemporary approach to the Passover celebration. “Roots” suggests the traditional story and its associations. “Branches”refers to those Jewish exodus experiences that have shaped the development of modern Jewry and that have been incorporated into our new Passover liturgy. In addition to Torah and prophetic excerpts, we have included many illustrious voices from our modern literature, such as Yehudah Amichai, Judy Chicago, Amos Oz, and Elie Wiesel, to name but some. Weaving poetry and prose with artwork and with our own ritualized and evocative language, we have created a unified, educational, and inspiring seder for contemporary North American Jewry. $13.00

HAGGADAH FOR PASSOVER
Created by Rabbi Daniel Friedman, this spiral-bound haggadah includes an instruction sheet for the leader that makes it possible for anyone to conduct a meaningful and enjoyable home seder. The cassette tape recording that accompanies the haggadah includes all of the music and adds greatly to the celebration. HAGGADAH. $3.00

CHILDREN'S HAGGADAH FOR PASSOVER
by Rabbi Daniel Friedman
Created for a congregational Sunday school, this spiral-bound haggadah is appropriate for pre-bar or bat mitsva age children. Accompanied by an instruction sheet for enhancing the seder, this haggadah involves children in a seder they will understand and enjoy. Suitable for home or classroom, the seder is complete despite its brevity. $3.00

A CELEBRATION WORKBOOK
by Marilyn Rowens
A collection of services, programs, mini-dramas, and stories for humanistic celebrations of the Jewish holidays by children of all ages. $12.00

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