Monday, December 7, 2015


Today, let's welcome  Heidi Rabinowitz Estrin from The Book of Life Podcast and Past President of the Association of Jewish Libraries. She is here to tell us about some the #Readukkah Challenge

The Association of Jewish Libraries kicks off its first Jewish Reading Challenge with #Readukkah during Hanukkah, December 6-14, 2015.
It's easy! Anyone can participate, including kids. All you have to do is:
  • Read one Jewish book
  • Review it online (include hashtag #Readukkah)
  • During Hanukkah, December 6-14, 2015
You pick the book - any reading level, fiction or nonfiction, Jewish in any way you choose to define it. 

Review your book anywhere online: on a blog, GoodReads, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, or even YouTube. Kids who need a place to publish a review can send it (with parents’ permission) to be posted on The Book of Life Podcast;

Use the hashtag #Readukkah somewhere in your review to help readers find you! You can also share the URL of your review on AJL’s virtual corkboard at Be sure to Google “#Readukkah” to find reviews others have written, too!

By sharing your #Readukkah reviews of Jewish books, you will help spread the word about worthwhile titles, bringing them to the attention of more readers, increasing the market and supporting the publishing of more Jewish books!
About the Association of Jewish Libraries: Established in 1966, AJL is a professional organization for librarians who work with Judaic collections in synagogues, schools, community centers, museums, archives, universities, and more. Other members are writers, publishers, booksellers, historians, and anyone with an interest in Jews and books. AJL is an affiliate of the American Library Association and the American Theological Library Association, and welcomes affiliations from other organizations with common interests. Learn more at
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About The Book of Life Podcast: Since 2005, The Book of Life has presented monthly interviews on Jewish books, music, film and web for adults and children. Host Heidi Estrin is a synagogue librarian, and her interviews reveal the backstory on treasures that could be found in a Jewish library like the one where she works at Congregation B’nai Israel of Boca Raton, Florida. Learn more at

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