Rabbi Stanley J. Garfein has written and produced a beautifully illustrated 92 page book with stories designed to engage children in thought and questions pertaining to their faith and character.
The heartwarming stories impart values and traditions to help build a strong foundation for your children. This book is equally entertaining whether you are reading in a classroom setting or sharing a bedtime story with your own children. This is truly a welcome treasury of stories which rabbis, parents, educators, and ESPECIALLY CHILDREN will cherish!
From a Congregational Rabbi:
The themes which Rabbi Garfein has chosen: thankfulness, forgiveness, helping at home, finding God, winning and losing in life, are simple, terrific themes for all of us to ponder. Many of the themes are universal and can be appreciated by adherents of all faith traditions. This is truly a welcome treasury of stories which rabbis, parents, educators, and ESPECIALLY CHILDREN will cherish!
Rabbi Dr. Kenneth A. Emert, Temple Beth Rishon, Wyckoff, NJ
From a Preschool and Sunday School Teacher:
“Each of Rabbi Garfein’s stories teaches an important lesson, and the great artwork brings these lessons to life. These stories and the lessons that they teach transcend any individual religion and are universally applicable. The songs with melodic line included are a wonderful addition to the book!”
Wendy Sokolow,Temple Israel of Tallahassee, Florida
From a Hospital Worker:
“If a parent read this book to a child, they would both enjoy themselves and become entranced in the heart warming stories. There are many valuable lessons. The content, presentation, and overall quality of the book are outstanding.”
Randy Ditty, Dept. Mgr. of Direct Care, Florida State Hospital, Chattahoochee, Florida
From a Congregational Rabbi:
“Rabbi Garfein’s Tales of the Temple Mice is a wonderful tool for rabbis, educators, and teachers, as well as a marvelous book for parents to share with their children at bedtime. “Within my congregational work, I am frequently called on to share stories with the children of our schools. The students look forward to hearing the continuing adventures of the Mouse family, together with Mr. and Mrs. Rabbi and their children. The stories are engaging and entertaining, and most importantly, teach valuable lessons for our children’s lives. These stories, whether emphasizing a moral or reinforcing the message of a Jewish holiday, relate to children so well, that they easily grasp the meaning. “Tales of the Temple Mice allows me to take the stories to the next step. The stories provide for questions and discussions afterward, as well as giving the students something important to think about. The songs that are related are a fun way to conclude a session, be it in classroom or Shabbat program in an auditorium. “Rabbi Garfein created these tales throughout his rabbinate, taking the stories of the people in his life and crafting them into a gift for his many appreciative students and congregants. Now he is sharing this gift with us, providing all of us who teach our children with a valuable resource.”
Rabbi Daniel Treiser, Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El, Plantation, Florida
From an Episcopalian/Presbyterian Grandmother:
“Having a life long interest in all religions, I find Tales of the Temple Mice to be a collection of lessons for children of all ages. They transcend time and individual faiths.”
Margaret Neal, Social Worker, Tallahassee, Florida
From Temple Israel Brotherhood President:
“My children love Tales of the Temple Mice. It has become one of the favorite bed-time story books. After reading a story, the children like to make comments about the characters and the story. The stories engage the children with thoughts and questions. Jewish ideas and principles are given to the children in a ‘kid friendly’ way that they understand. The thoughts and questions they ask during and after a story are a great way to talk about good manners and behavior with children in a way that keeps them interested.” Great Job!
Dr. Don Willis, Neonatologist, Tallahassee, Florida
From an Education Director
“On a personal note, how delightful it was to see the Mouse family again. It brought back memories of when you spoke of them during religious school assemblies and Shabbat services. On a professional level, I am purchasing books for each of our PreK – 4th Grade classes. The teachers can use them as resources for prayers and holidays.”
Mimi Molina, Temple Israel of Tallahassee, Florida, Block Family Religious School Education Director
Specs: Hardback, 11" x 9", 92 pages, ISBN 0-9787422-0-6