Dream by Dream
The Story of Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise
As a child, Isaac Mayer Wise loved to study. Words were like magic keys that could unlock new worlds. He had big ideas and big dreams. Becoming a rabbi, he thought some long-held traditions needed changing, but some of his ideas were unpopular with European Jews. He decided to go to America, where he had heard Jews were more open to new ideas – and they were. He started a Jewish newspaper to share his new ideas and built a synagogue across the street from Cincinnati’s City Hall, inspiring a new kind of Judaism. He founded a seminary where both women and men could study, inspiring a new kind of Judaism, dream by dream.
|Interest Level||Kindergarten - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Biography, Diverse Books: Immigration & Refugees, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
Author: Geri Kolesar
In addition to writing for children, Geri Kolesar has taught environmental education in Maine, worked for a United States Senator, and practiced law. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she dedicates her time to family, community, and writing for children.
Illustrator: Sofia Moore
Sofia Moore is a Ukrainian-American artist and illustrator based in Las Vegas, Nevada. She grew up reading folktales in her grandmother's house and drawing princesses on the back of textbooks. She loves painting traditionally, but also layers textures both on paper and digitally.
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Dream by Dream
As a child, Isaac Mayer Wise loved to study. Words were like magic keys that could unlock new worlds. He had big ideas and big dreams. Becoming a rabbi, he thought some long-held traditions needed changing, but some of his ideas were unpopular with European Jews. He decided to go to… View available downloads →
“This captivating tale will inspire young people to pursue their dreams, whatever they may be.”―Jewish Book Council
“Proof that big dreams can lead to big changes and important progress.”―Kirkus Reviews
“A welcome addition to all library collections.”―Sydney Taylor Shmooze