CONGRATULATIONS Jennifer Cowan!!! You are the winner of a copy of THE NOTE WHO FACED THE MUSIC by Lindsay Bonilla! Thanks for tuning in to PBJamz!
Ellen Levanthal and I talk music, books, writing, and more!
Join Ellen and I as we talk legacy, light, persecution, music, and writing, among other things. We had a lovely conversation! We invite you to learn more about Debbie Friedman and how she changed jewish music. Also, Ellen and I talk about her writing process, and what's coming next for her,
DEBBIE'S SONG: The Debbie Friedman Story by Ellen Leventhal, illustrated by Natalia Grebtsova
Ellen's words and Natalia Grebtsova's beautiful illustrations bring Debbie Friedman to life -- her superpower of music, her passion for creating worship music that was engaging, her commitment to her life's work, her perseverance in the face of adversity. With strong and beautiful language, Debbie's voice is heard again through the pages of this gorgeous book. Her heart shines in each line. Published by Kar-Ben publishing.
A Little Jam. . .(The Music Kind)
This Jewish (Hebrew) alphabet song by Debbie is a great way to introduce to kids that, not only are there different languages, but some of those languages use different alphabets. It's a fun song with lots of uses in the classroom or with your family or homeschool.
Teacher Tips, Tricks and Topics
Tips and Topics for Music Teachers
Writing Prompts from Tonnye
Writing Tips from Ellen Leventhal
Links, More Fun, Extensions for Families and Everyone!
PBJamz Snack --
These lovely hamentaschen are a snack for Purim, related to the biblical story of Esther. You can find the recipe here. (MELISSA KAYE APTER on the blog https://jamiegeller.com/)
And you can find out more about the history and significance of the hamestaschen here.
Guest Links and Giveaways
Ellen Leventhal is an educator and writer in Houston, Texas.
She taught in a Jewish school where Debbie Friedman’s music could
be heard as she walked down the hallways. Ellen is the author
of several picture books as well as short stories and poetry. Her
favorite thing to do is visit schools and share her love of literacy
and the importance of having a dream. To learn more about Ellen,
go to www.EllenLeventhal.com.
Ellen Leventhal's website --
To purchase DEBBIE'S SONG from Amazon
Ellen has graciously agreed to give the winner of this giveaway a choice of:
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