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Ima on the Bima; My Mommy is a Rabbi

Portnoy, Minda Avra

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ISBN 10: 0930494555 / ISBN 13: 9780930494551
Published by Kar-Ben Copies, Inc, Rockville, MD, 1986
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Unpaginated. Approximately 32 pages. Illustrated. Glossary. Cover has some wear and soiling. Small tear at top of spine. Inscribed separately on fep by both the author and illustrator. Mindy Avra Portnoy, a native of New Haven, Connecticut, was ordained a Rabbi in June 1980 by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City. She is a 1973 graduate of Yale University, a member of the first class of women, and holds a Master of Arts degree in Hebrew literature from HUC-JIR. Rabbi Portnoy has taught in the Jewish Studies and Religion Departments at The American University and the Theology Department at Trinity College. From 1980-1985, she was a Hillel Director at American University. Since 1985, she has served as a Rabbi at Temple Sinai, and she is now Rabbi Emerita.Rabbi Portnoy is the author of five children's books, including the ground-breaking IMA ON THE BIMA (MY MOMMY IS A RABBI) in 1986, and most recently, A TALE OF TWO SEDERS (2010). Her sermons and essays have been widely published.Rabbi Portnoy is the former national co-coordinator of the Womens Rabbinic Network, and currently its representative to the Jewish Disability Network. She is also a member of the Board of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington. Rabbi Portnoy was honored for her professional achievements by the American Jewish Congress (1993-Golda Meir award) and by AVODAH: the Jewish service corps (2013-Partner in Justice Award).Steffi Karen Rubin is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Steffi Karen Rubin include It Is Good!: Growing Up in a Messianic Jewish Family and Nathan's Hanukkah Bargain. Bookseller Inventory # 72276

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Title: Ima on the Bima; My Mommy is a Rabbi

Publisher: Kar-Ben Copies, Inc, Rockville, MD

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Rubin, Steffi Karen

Book Condition: Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

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Through the eyes of her daughter, describes the activities of Mindy Avra Portnoy in her job as a rabbi.

From School Library Journal:

Kindergarten-Grade 3 This is an excellent view of a parent in a professional role told through the eyes of a kindergarten-aged girl. Respect for her mother's profession and her faith are conveyed aptly by the enthusiastic Rebecca. The duties of a Rabbiofficiating at Sabbath services, performing weddings, providing counseling, and giving solace are all described. The sepia-toned illustrations capture the child's perspective and are full of the joy and love shared by the mother and daughter. A glossary explains Hebrew words and Jewish holidays mentioned in the text. Like My Mother the Mail Carrier (Feminist Pr, 1976), this book may be used to show alternative careers for women. Micki Nevett, Temple Beth Emeth Library, Albany, N.Y.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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