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Noah's Swim-a-Thon Teaches Children Value of Charity; Shares Magic of Summer Camp

Annette Powers

May 23, 2011, New York - Noah loves camp. He loves kickball, and arts and crafts, and singing Shabbat songs, and being with his friends. But swimming makes his "arms feel goose-bumpy, his eyes feel stingy, and his nose feel stuffy."

Noah won't go in the pool, until he learns about the camp swim-a-thon and how he can help other kids enjoy the camp he loves so much.

In Noah's Swim-a-Thon, a recent release from URJ Press, Ann Koffsky's joyful text and bright illustrations teach young children about the values of tzedakah (charity) and perseverance, while sharing the magic of Jewish summer camp.

Learn more and watch a video with Koffsky's beautiful illustrations!


Title: Noah's Swim-a-Thon
Author: Ann D. Koffsky
Publisher: URJ Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 32
Age Range: Age 5-9
Categories: Children's Book, Summer Camp, Values
ISBN: 978-0-8074-1168-1

Release Date
February 2011

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Noah's Swim-a-Thon teaches young children about the values of tzedakah and perseverance, while sharing the magic of Jewish summer camp

About the Author
Ann D. Koffsky is an author and artist. Her illustrations have been featured in over 20 Jewish books for children, including My Cousin Tamar Lives in Israel and Shabbat Shalom! For the past 10 years, she has also worked as a lifeguard at Ruach Day Camp, where she has taught, convinced, persuaded, and cajoled hundreds of kids to swim. Ann lives on Long Island, New York, with her husband, Mark, and their three children.

About URJ Press
URJ Press is the book publishing arm of URJ Books and Music, an independent publisher of books and music of Jewish interest and the official publisher of the Union for Reform Judaism. URJ Books and Music produces textbooks, program guides, children's books, non-fiction titles, songbooks, CDs, MP3s and other digital content used in religious schools, day schools, synagogues, and homes throughout the Reform community and the larger Jewish world.

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