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Ordering Books, CD's, DVD's & Art
From The Shalom Center and from Publishers

There are two ways to buy books, CDs, DVDs, and art of special interest to Shalom Center members and friends:

1. The Shalom Center's SHOUK SHALOM -- our virtual market-place / bazaar like the legendary shops of the Lower East Side and the marketplaces of Jerusalem -- has these items in stock at discounted prices. These items can be ordered from Shouk Shalom by clicking here:

The Shalom Center: 

Curriculum/Ceremony for Teens on Climate Crisis

Elijah's Covenant Between the Generations

The Shalom Center has published a curriculum and ceremony for Bar/ Bat Mitzvah and confirmation-age youth and families, on how the younger and older generations can work together to heal the earth from the dangers of global climate crisis. Below you will find testimonials about it from leaders of Jewish education and action. Below that you will find a coupon for ordering copies of the 60-page "Elijah's Covenant Between The Generations," and below that the Introduction by Rabbis Arthur Waskow and Jeff Sultar.

Earth & Torah: Rabbi Waskow's books on Eco-Judaism

Many of Rabbi Arthur Waskow's books deal with the teachings of Judaism about healing and celebrating the earth.

All are available from The Shalom Center:

Down-to-Earth Judaism: Food, Money, Sex, and the Rest of Life. How Judaism has dealt with these everyday issues and their relationship to the earth through all the changing eras of Jewish history. $11.00

Seasons of Our Joy. The festivals seen as a spiritual journey through the year, drawing on the dance of sun, moon, and earth that is encoded in them. $18.00

Trees, Earth, & Torah: A Tu B'Shvat Anthology. Anthology of what Judaism has said about trees and the celebration of their rebirth, from the Garden of Eden through rabbinic teachings through the Kabbalah through Zionism through modern eco-Jewish teachings. $22.00

New learning, New feeling, New celebrating

Are you exploring how to renew your thoughts, your feelings, your spirit -- your life? Then check out these books from The Shalom Center:

Have you and your brother, or your sister, been having problems with each other? Want to learn how two brothers-in-conflict became deep friends?

Then order the book Becoming Brothers by Howard Waskow & Arthur Waskow from The Shalom Center. Just $7.95 + pstg & handling (see below).

Want to understand the history and the spiritual meaning of those Jewish life-cycle ceremonies you attend, feeling puzzled all the time? Want to shape a ceremony of your own to celebrate a major change in your own life?

How to Buy "The Tent of Abraham" Book at Discount

Photo of "The Tent of Abraham" book cover

"The Tent of Abraham" by Sister Joan Chittister, Murshid Saadi Shakur Chisti, & Rabbi Arthur Waskow is available to Shalom Center members and readers by special arrangement with Beacon Press. You will receive a 10% discount and free shipping on this (and any other Beacon title). The Shalom Center will receive 4% of the proceeds from Beacon.

To buy this book, visit Beacon’s web site at:

Just enter “tent” in the discount code box on the shopping cart to receive the discount.

"The Tent of Abraham" by Waskow, Chittister, & Chisti: Book Review by Claire Gorfinkel

The Tent of Abraham: Stories of Hope and Peace for Jews, Christians and Muslims (Beacon Press, 2006). By Joan Chittister, OSB; Murshid Saadi Shakur Chisti; & Rabbi Arthur Waskow. Foreword by Karen Armstrong. *

Reviewed by Claire Gorfinkel *

For some time now, I have longed for a study group that would consider common themes in Jewish, Muslim and Christian texts. But as is so often the case, in my longing I have created a set of expectations that are virtually impossible to fulfill.

Seeger, Zalman, Yarrow, Charlie King, Shefa -- New CD!!

image of Seeger, Zalman, Yarrow, Charlie King, Shefa -- album cover

When shofar meets flute, Pete Seeger meets them both, Debbie Friedman and Shefa Gold Join the chorus.

What could bring Pete Seeger, Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi on shofar dancing with Paul Horn on flute, Peter Yarrow, Debbie Friedman, Linda Hirschhorn, Shefa Gold, Reggie & Kim Harris, David Shneyer, Aryeh Hirschfield – we could go on and on -- all to the same "place"?

An extraordinary brand-new CD, that's what, produced by The Shalom Center!

Shalom Center Books

The movement for "Jewish renewal" has both learned from and created a number of books that The Shalom Center makes available through its Website, in association with Powell's Books.

You can navigate through the sections below to find books by Rabbi Arthur Waskow, director of the Shalom Center, and other authors associated with the Jewish revewal movement.

The Jewish-renewal current of thought and action originated in the intertwining of four strands of Jewish rethinking in the 1960s and 1970s, followed by two approaches that emerged in the 1980s and 1990s. Below, we place a number of the books in these patterns, and then suggest some other categories for seeking nourishment in thought about Jewish renewal.


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