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.