At there is page for Torah study
For each portion, it gives a summary, main topics, and commentaries. Perhaps 
the Conservative movement hosts a similar site.


Sheryl Stahl
Senior Associate Librarian
Frances-Henry Library
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
3077 University Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90007



From: Hasafran [] On Behalf Of Joshua 
Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 1:25 PM
Subject: [ha-Safran] Weekly Parsha Readers for non-Orthodox storytime

Hi all,

The rabbi at my temple is looking for a quality anthology of short summaries 
for the weekly parsha. Ideally, each parsha would have a simple, three-page 
simple summary with a big picture. She is hoping to use it for a read-aloud 
storytime during Shabbat morning children's services.

The major problem that we have been having is that all weekly parsha readers 
that I have been able to find are using Yiddish-style "yeshivish" spellings for 
many of the words. As a Conservative temple, the children and parents would not 
be able to understand these spellings as it is not how they pronounce the 
words. As a result, no matter how thoughtfully prepared these parsha readers 
are they are useless for our purposes. What we need is a parsha reader that 
says "Bereshit" or "Genesis" rather than "Beraishis" and "The Children of 
Israel" rather than "Bnai Yisroel."

I have begun to despair ... I am not sure that such a book as we need even 
exists! Please let me know if you can think of any parsha anthology that even 
remotely fits these requirements.

Thank you in advance,


Joshua Jasper, M.A., M.S.L.I.S.
Rosen Library

Temple Emanu-El
99 Taft Ave
Providence, RI
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