Showing posts from July, 2006

The Book of Life in America, July 2006

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST      🕮    Thanks to everyone who participated in The Book of Life survey, and mazel tov to Miriam Intrator, winner of the drawing for a gift certificate to Powell's City of Books. Although the prize has been won, YOU can still do a mitzvah by providing us with feedback! Fill out the survey now! This episode of The Book of Life, a show about Jewish people and the books we read, celebrates Jewish life in America.   In this episode, we hear from: Linda Glaser and Phil Myzel, author and subject of the historical novel Bridge to America . CBI Music Director Susan Shane-Linder , reviewing the CD American Jewish Summer : Songs of the Jewish Youth Camping Movement. Susan Goldman Rubin , author of L'Chaim! To Jewish Life in America! "Super-Librarian" Nancy Pearl, whose book recommendations are featured in her Book Lust series, on her website , her podcast , and her TV show , and who is the only librarian to have her own action figure !

The Book of Life in the News: Shalom Today

Cover Story: Wired for Words: Shul librarian creates Jewish book podcast Shalom Today , a marketing publication of the Sun-Sentinel , June 1, 2006 The Book of Life Podcast Brings Jewish literature, culture to youngsters by Michael W. Sasser, special to Shalom Today Congregation B'nai Israel librarian Heidi Estrin was exploring means to expand the library's audio-visual components, and ways to market the offerings, when she began to consider a technology that was in its fledgling days. "I knew about podcasts, and it occurred to me that might be a terrific way to reach people with audio content," Estrin said. "The initial idea was to promote new library products, but it grew. Still, it grew out of the library itself." Thus was launched "The Book of Life," a show about "Jewish people and the books we read." The podcast first appeared in late 2005, and there have been new monthly editions available since. A podcast is an Internet-