My family has just celebrated the Jewish New Year, Rosh HaShanah, and are now at the beginning of the year 5778. Whether you celebrate Rosh HaShanah or not, fall is a time of new beginning for all of us on an academic calendar and I hope if you have school-age kids that they are settling in to a great new school year.
While it’s 5778 in Jewish time, it will soon enough be 2018 on the Western calendar. In Jewish tradition 18 is a special number whose value in letters spell out “chai” meaning “life.” To honor the coming “Chai” year, I’ve decided to hold 18 more Little Gate-Crasher book events through the year! I already have a number of events scheduled~and would love to join your community for one of the 18!
Join me on 7/26 at 7pm for a new Philly author’s series at the fabulous Trail’s End Cafe!
July 26th, 7pm: Grab an iced drink and join me at the wonderful Trail’s End Cafe for a book chat about The Little Gate-Crasher.
Join us for a fun evening that will lift your spirits as we share the life lessons from Mace’s grand adventures: his unstoppable spirit that shows there’s value in every person and his courage to face whatever obstacles life sends your way.
Thank you to the fabulous Ellen Seidman for sharing my new journal for parents…check it out!
Thank you to the amazing board and staff of the Jewish Book Council for hosting an amazing author event today. What a great opportunity to share LGC with so many communities! #JewLit
It was great fun talking to producer Karen Given about Mace’s amazing stories meeting the most famous athletes of his day! Karen really “got it” and shared about Mace’s incredible resilience and generosity. Plus–we get to hear Mace’s own voice in the story. Click here to check it out!
“The world was set up in a way that was just such a giant obstacle for him everywhere he went. And so, if he was able to use his small size as any sort of advantage, he would do it. He had no issue with that…”
Your book group can have a lively, thought-provoking discussion with our new book guide. Click here to download. I’m delighted to Skype in and lead a discussion with your book group!
Thank you Maiken Scott for featuring Mace’s amazing story–and to your sound engineers for digitizing our very old audio tapes with Mace’s voice. The story will lift your spirits–guaranteed. Check it out!
National Inclusion Advocate Shelly Christensen today announced the selections of Ketchup Is My Favorite Vegetable by Liane Kupferberg Carter and The Little Gate-Crasher by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, as the 2017 Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month (JDAIM) featured reading selections. Now in its eighth year, Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month (JDAIM) is a unified national initiative during the month of February to raise disability awareness and support efforts to foster inclusion in Jewish communities worldwide.
Each year, several books by Jewish authors highlighting disability issues are chosen for JDAIM Reads. Synagogues, JCCs, book groups and other organizations are encouraged to read and discuss these books during February. An event with the Carter and Kaplan-Mayer is scheduled for Philadelphia on February 26th and both authors are available to lead book talks in person or via Skype.
Learn more about JDAIM and JDAIM Reads at http://inclusioninnovations.com.