Roswell, GA (PRWEB) June 11, 2014
Oy Toys, promoter of the Shira Series, Jewish books written by Galia Sabbag, celebrated the recent publication of the newest book, Shira at the Temple, with a signing at the Roswell store. Sabbag was on hand to sign all of her books and to talk about the stories behind them. Israeli-born Sabbag teaches at The Alfred and Adele Davis Academy in Sandy Springs. Shira at the Temple is the third book in the series.
In realizing its mission of promoting Jewish education, Oy Toys carries the Shira Series books that not only expose children to delightful stories about Jewish holidays, but offer lesson plans for teachers to use in the classroom, making them excellent teaching tools. Sabbag has embedded Hebrew words in the stories that allow the children to learn them through context. The stories are inspired by Sabbag’s students at the Alfred and Adele Davis Academy in Sandy Springs, Georgia, where she teaches Hebrew.
“I wrote Shira at the Temple when, after telling the midrash about the boy who asked God to form prayers out of his heartfelt alef bet, one of my students went to Yom Kippur services and prayed with the alef bet. I hope that my Shira stories will help families celebrate Judaism together.” Oy Toys owner RuthE Levy said, “All of the Shira Series books are charming stories that are beautifully illustrated. They are great for both home and the classroom. We’re proud to be able to offer them at Oy Toys and And Thou Shalt Read.” The books in the Shira Series currently include Shabbat in the Playroom (a Shabbat or Sabbath story), Rimon for Shira (for Rosh Hashana), and Shira at the Temple (a Yom Kippur story). They will be featured at the upcoming Institute for Jewish Life Educators’ Conference in Jackson, MS.
Oy Toys is a leading Jewish toy company that sells products online and at its Roswell store. The company was established in 2004 and specializes in Jewish toys and gifts. Its website is http://www.oytoys.com. Parent company, ATSR Enterprises, originally known as And Thou Shalt Read, specializes in books, toys, and other materials for the Jewish classroom. Its website is http://www.AndThouShaltRead.com. Learn more about the Shira Series at http://www.Shirasseries.com.