Do you know a child who is feeling a little bit stuck and uninspired? Put them on your lap or in a cozy chair and start reading Dream by Dream. You will both feel encouraged, and your spirits, renewed.
This picture book tells the story of the founder of Reform Judaism, Isaac Mayer Wise. A studious boy who preferred books to balls, Wise sacrificed time with family and friends to follow his dream of learning and helping others learn as a rabbi. After studying in his father’s schoolhouse, his grandfather’s village, and in the larger city of Prague, he traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to America, where he eventually created a new form of Judaism. This Judaism was inclusive, giving families the opportunity to sing and worship together and allowing girls to study the religion. He also published a Jewish newspaper to spread his ideas and founded a college to educate rabbis according to his philosophy.
With elegant prose and dreamy illustrations that display Wise’s hard work and determination, this captivating tale will inspire young people to pursue their dreams, whatever they may be.