Diversity and Inclusion Celebrated in the Beth Am Library | Congregation Beth Am

Diversity and Inclusion Celebrated in the Beth Am Library

Beth Am Library

Beth Am’s Library honors diversity and inclusion, welcoming all to explore the Library’s extensive curated collection of Jewish-themed books and DVDs. Visit anytime – ask the folks in Beth Am’s main office for a key, and browse to your heart’s content. Check out a book for four weeks or a DVD for two weeks by filling out the card tucked into an item and leaving it at the checkout counter. During February, Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month, and throughout the year, the Beth Am Library includes you!

Check out Inclusion Month events with Beth Am.

These materials related to inclusion and diversity are available in the Beth Am Library:

Adult Books

  • Blessing of a B Minus, by Wendy Mogul
  • Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children, by Wendy Mogul
  • Casting Lots: Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World, by Susan Silverman
  • A Common Struggle: a Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction, by Patrick J. Kennedy & Stephen Fried
  • Esau’s Blessing: How the Bible Embraces Those with Special Needs, by Ora Horn Prouser
  • Following Ezra: What One Father Learned About Gumby, Otters, Autism, and Love from His Extraordinary Son, by Tom Fields-Meyer
  • Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had, by Brad Cohen with Lisa Wysocky
  • Hope Will Find You, by Noami Levy
  • Hungry: a Mother and Daughter Fight Anorexia, by Sheila & Lisa Himmel
  • Ketchup Is My Favorite Vegetable: A Family Grows up with Autism, by Liane Kupferberg Carter
  • Life Animated: a Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism, by Ron Suskind
  • Little Gate-Crasher: The Life and Photos of Mace Bugen, by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer
  • Neurotribes: the Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, by Steve Silberman
  • Not Fade Away: a Memoir of Senses Lost and Found, by Rebecca Alexander
  • Now I See the Moon: a Mother, a Son, a Miracle, by Elaine Hall with Elizabeth Kaye
  • Parenting as a Spiritual Journey, by Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer
  • Parenting Jewish Teens: A Guide for the Perplexed, by Joanne Doades
  • Raising a Mensch: How to Bring Up Ethical Children in Today’s World, by Shelley Kapnek Rosenberg
  • Raising a Thoughtful Teenager: A Book of Answers and Values for Parents, by Ben Kamin
  • Shtum, by Jem Lester
  • The Spiritual Child, by Lisa Miller
  • Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism, by Barry M. Prizant with Tom Fields-Meyer

Children’s Books

  • All Kinds of Strong, by Sharon Reiss Baker
  • The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos, by Deborah Heiligman
  • Cakes and Miracles: A Purim Tale, by Barbara Damond Goldin
  • Celebrating Families, by Rosemarie Hausherr
  • In God’s Name, by Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
  • In My Family, by Morah Becky
  • Jumping Jenny, by Raquel Garcia Macia
  • The Mitten String, by Jennifer Rosner
  • My Friend Aaron, by Treveza Orietta Soussi
  • My Special Friend, by Floreva G. Cohen
  • Nathan Blows Out the Hanukkah Candles, by Tami Lehman-Wilzig with Nicole Katzman
  • Our New Special Baby, by Chaya Rose
  • Pinny the Peanut Learns About Allergies, by Rochel Burstyn
  • The Purim Superhero, by Elisabeth Kushner
  • The Safe Place, by Tehila Peterseil
  • What Makes Someone a Jew? by Lauren Seidman
  • Whoever You Are, by Mem Fox
  • Wonder, by Raquel Jaramillo


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