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Title Jewish-American heritage [videorecording] / a production of Schlessinger Video Productions, a division of Library Video Company ; directed and produced by Sissy Yates ; producer, Trish Mitchell.

Imprint Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, c2006.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Juvenile, DVDs Non-Fiction    J 973.04924 JEW    Available
Description 1 videodisc (25 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide.
Series American cultures for children DVD series
American cultures for children.
Note Public performance rights.
Includes discussion questions, activities, and a teacher's guide; teacher's guide also available online at
Previously released on videocassette in 1997.
Summary taken from Library Video Company website.
Contents Introduction to Jewish-American heritage -- Say it in Hebrew -- Jewish Americans -- The woodcutter's wish -- Count in Hebrew -- Make a sukkah -- Purim -- Sing! Yehi Shalom -- Conclusion.
Credits Executive producer: Andrew Schlessinger.
Performer Host: Phylicia Rashad.
Summary The history of Jewish Americans, their journey to America and the traditions they observe come to life in this program. Children learn the geography of Israel, how to say a few words in Hebrew and how to make a Sukkah, the decorated hut built as part of the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot. They also take a trip to a kosher supermarket, visit a Jewish shop that sells books in Hebrew, menorahs and other special items, enjoy an animated folktale called The Woodcutter's Wish and sing "Yehi Shalom," a Jewish song about peace.
Audience Grades K-4.
System Details DVD, all regions, standard format; Dolby Digital, NTSC.
Language Closed captioned; English and Spanish language tracks.
Subject Jews -- United States -- Juvenile films.
Jews -- United States -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile films.
Judaism -- United States -- Juvenile films.
Cultural pluralism -- United States -- Juvenile films.
National characteristics, American -- Juvenile films.
Spanish language materials -- Video recordings.
United States -- Civilization -- Jewish influences -- Juvenile films.
Genre/Form Children's films.
Educational films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Mitchell, Trish.
Yates, Sissy.
Schlessinger, Andrew.
Rashad, Phylicia, 1948-
Schlessinger Media.
ISBN 1417106867
Standard No. 753201164735
Music No. V6717 Schlessinger Media

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