Rabbis Are People Too

This is Bayit’s first foray into the world of children’s books!

It’s easy for those whom rabbis serve to forget that we are human. Rabbis laugh, fear, and learn, just like everyone else. Rabbis Are People Too will teach young children (and also the adults who read to them!) that rabbis are people too, thereby humanizing clergy for a new generation. It will show diverse images of what rabbis look like and by extension what Jews look like, thereby offering kids an inclusive view of Jewishness. And it will teach children emotional literacy (e.g. happy, sad, embarrassed, hurt, surprised, bored). Each page will feature a different rabbi and a different feeling, and will be illustrated in a different style.

The book is the brainchild of Rabbi Mike Harvey, and will feature illustrations by Rabbi Allie Fischman, with editorial support from Steve Silbert and Rabbi Rachel Barenblat.

Stay tuned for release date, price, and pre-order information, coming soon.


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