Hardcover, 32 pages
For ages 2 to 5
Written by Rochel Vorst, Illustrated by Dena Ackerman
I Have a Jewish Name is a colorful, joyful celebration of every child’s beautiful Jewish name! Within the artwork and the inside covers, over 170 different names are featured, and there’s a bookplate with a space for a child to write his or her own.
Some names are long; some are short. Some are in Hebrew; others in Yiddish. Some children are named for Jewish heroes and heroines of long ago, while others are named for beloved grandparents, great Jewish leaders and scholars, or important positive traits.
“Is your name in the Torah,
A famous name of old?
Does your name have a story
That you like to be told?”
This sweet picture book explains how every Jewish name is inspired by the parents’ ruach hakodesh, is given at an aliyah to the Torah or at a bris, and is connected to the deepest part of a person… the neshama. With eye-catching illustrations and lovely rhymes, I Have a Jewish Name will encourage young children to learn more about the meaning and importance of their Jewish names.