The Book of Life

The Book of Life

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For $1 to $2 a month, I'll give you a shout-out on a future episode of The Book of Life podcast to thank you for your support.

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At this double chai level ($3/month adds up to $36 over the course of a year), I will let you pick the episode on which I'll give you a shout-out. This also means you get the inside scoop on forthcoming episodes. Write to me at [email protected] so I can give you your options.

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At $5 per month, you can use your shout-out as a message. For instance, you can say hi to a friend, wish your mom happy birthday, or tell the world about your new book. I will work with you to find the best episode on which your shout-out will appear. Write me at [email protected] to discuss it.




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About The Book of Life

In 2005, I started The Book of Life podcast in order to showcase the books, CD's, and videos in the Reform synagogue library where I work as librarian. My model is NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, but with a Jewish twist. I interview authors, illustrators, publishers, musicians, independent filmmakers, web creators... basically anyone who makes the kind of Jewish content that might be accessed through a library like mine. I bring you the backstory of these artists' creative spark, and help you find your next read (or listen, or view). I focus mostly on kidlit (children's literture) but not exclusively.

Jewish literature, music, film and web projects are not just important self-expression for Jews, they also offer a window into the culture for those outside it. By sharing our most interesting stories, we can strengthen our own identity while building bridges of understanding with other peoples.

The Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel of Boca Raton, Florida supports my podcasting efforts, and I'd like to return the favor by bringing in some funding to support the library. Your small monthly donations will help pay the hosting and subscription fees that make The Book of Life possible. Extra funds will buy library materials (books, CD's, DVD's, etc) that may end up inspiring a future podcast interview! Click the button in the  Rewards section in the sidebar to become a monthly patron.

If you prefer to make a one-time donation instead of becoming a monthly patron here at Patreon, you can do that through Congregation B'nai Israel's donation form; choose the way in which you'd like to be honored from the drop down menus. Minimum donation is $18.

Thanks for listening to The Book of Life, and thanks so very much for your support!

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