The following books may be borrowed from the Jewish Community Library. Click on the cover image for an informative review, and contact us to learn more.

Shabbat Books That Highlight Jewish Diversity

Buen Shabat, Shabbat Shalom

Sarah Aroeste
Kar-Ben Publishing, 2020

Ladino words are an important part of this board book in rhyme featuring a Sephardi family joyously celebrating Shabbat.

Wait, It’s Friday

Chris Barash
Behrman House, 2019

A young boy in a multi-racial household eagerly awaits the start of Shabbat as the challah rises and the table is prepared by his loving family.

Around the World in One Shabbat: Jewish People Celebrate the Sabbath Together

Durga Bernhard
Jewish Lights Publishing, 2011

Visit children and their families as they celebrate Shabbat in Israel, Argentina, Australia, Turkey, Russia, France, the United States, Ethiopia, Germany, Canada, Morocco, Thailand, and India.

Ezra’s BIG Shabbat Question

Aviva L Brown
Behrman House, 2019

Ezra, a brown-skinned Jewish child, goes in search of the answer to his big Shabbat question: “Can you tie a knot on Shabbat?”

Day of Delight: A Jewish Sabbath in Ethiopia

Maxine Schur
Dial Books for Young Readers, 1994

A young Jewish boy and his family prepare for Shabbat in their Ethiopian village by making peppery chicken stew, baking dabo bread, and praying at the mequrab, their synagogue.