The Book of Life is an interview-format podcast about Jewish kidlit, mostly, with occasional coverage of YA/adult books, music, film and web,  established in December 2005. Host Heidi Rabinowitz is a Judaica librarian at Congregation B'nai Israel of Boca Raton, FL, and the podcast reveals the backstory of materials that might be found in a synagogue library like Heidi's. As Director of the Feldman Children's Library at B'nai Israel, Heidi focuses on material aimed at youth, but the podcast does cover a range of subject matter for all ages. If you are a creator of Jewish books, music, film, or web content, please see our submission guidelines.

Heidi's cred:

Heidi has been the Director of the Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel of Boca Raton, Florida since 1998. She has served as a member and chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Award committee and a member of the Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award committee. Heidi was a founding member of the PJ Library book selection committee. She has reviewed Jewish literature for School Library Journal, the Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter, and the Jewish Book Council. Heidi co-created (with Marie Cloutier) the Jewish Book Carnival, a monthly roundup of Jewish literary links from across the blogosphere, and also co-created (with Susan Kusel) the Facebook discussion group, Jewish Kidlit Mavens and the mock award blog, The Sydney Taylor Shmooze. For further information, please see Heidi's LinkedIn profile. 


Unknown said…
I love your podcast! I have a question from something that Marjorie Ingalls mentioned about a program where children read to a dog called Mudge. Where can I find out more about this? I loved the Mudge series!!
Also, what is the name and the contact info to buy books that supports the Book of lIfe podcast?

Thank you
Ronnie Zolin (member of the Long Island AJL group)