Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter
Last month, the fine folks over at Tribe, the Young United Synagogue in the UK, republished Siddur Shevet Asher (aka the Chief Rabbi’s Children’s Siddur) for children ages 8 – 12 (it was originally published 15 years ago). The new edition takes into consideration the affect of color blindness on children, and includes a new section on festivals to account for the fact that many communities are unable to afford a siddur and a machzor for the High Holidays. Read more about the siddur here and click here to download a sample. (Note: Vallentine Mitchell is distributing Siddur Shevet Asher in the US.)
Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Naomi is the executive director of Jewish Book Council. She graduated from Emory University with degrees in English and Art History and, in addition, studied at University College London. Prior to her role as executive director, Naomi served as the founding editor of the JBC website and blog and managing editor of Jewish Book World. In addition, she has overseen JBC’s digital initiatives, and also developed the JBC’s Visiting Scribe series and Unpacking the Book: Jewish Writers in Conversation.