Chosen as the Children's Book Pick for 2017 by the Jewish Women's Archive

"Almost a Minyan" with words by Lori S. Kline is a delightful children's book that will have a special appeal for girls and their brothers in Jewish households across the spectrum from Orthodox to secular. The captivating multicultural artwork by Susan Simon raises the bar of humanity for all of us. I know exactly which family I am going to give it to."
— Susan Brownmiller, feminist author and activist

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Poems by Shubh Bala Schiesser

Sacred River

Poems by Shubh Bala Schiesser

"Shubh Bala Schiesser delves deep into the trove of memory, extracting scenes and voices from her Indian childhood, creating a rich world of elements to be cherished, and occasionally questioned. These are evocative poems springing from close consideration, and love."

Naomi Shihab Nye,

Guggenheim Fellow Board of Chancellors, American Academy of PoetsBUY THE BOOK

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Meeting God at Midnight  Poems by Ahuva Batya Scharff

Meeting God at Midnight

Poems by Ahuva Batya Scharff

What does it mean to be a barren Jewish woman, unable to fulfill the mitzvah of bearing children? How can faith and connection to Jewish history and tradition underpin the process of healing from trauma? In Israel, where public worship is controlled by the ultra-Orthodox, what does it mean to be a Conservative Jewish woman? Meeting God at Midnight explores both the challenges of Judaism and its ability to act as lifeline and transformative faith.

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Where Jewish Grandmothers Come From

Where Jewish Grandmothers Come From

by Debra L. Winegarten

Winegarten brings us her sequel to "There's Jews in Texas?" keeping the conversation of Jewish identity, practice, and family alive and thriving in the Diaspora.

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There's Jews in Texas?

There's Jews in Texas?

by Debra L. Winegarten

Winner of the Poetica Publishing National chapbook contest, this book touches the heart and the funny bone.

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Our Authors

Debra L. Winegarten

Debra L. Winegarten, a third generation Texan, is the author of six award-winning books, in addition to being the founder and owner of Sociosights Press. She either stumbled into publishing or "claimed it," or some combination thereof starting in 1998 when she published her first book, "Strong Family Ties: The Tiny Hawkins Story."

Since then, she has gone on to publish ... READ MORE

Ahuva Batya Scharff

Constance Scharff, also known by the name Ahuva Batya, has a Ph.D. in Transformative Studies, specializing in addiction recovery.  She is the Senior Addiction Research Fellow and Director of Addiction Research for the Cliffside Malibu addiction treatment center.

     Dr. Scharff is an award-winning author and dedicated advocate for women and girls. She has written two books, Ending Addiction for Good ... READ MORE

Shubh Bala Schiesser

Shubh Bala Schiesser was born in Punjab, India and then moved to Delhi with her family. When she was ten years old, her father gifted her with a copy of “Geetanjali,” a collection of poems by Rabinder Nath Tagore. These poems spoke to her deeply and she decided she wanted to write like him. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Ancient Indian History and Sanskrit from Delhi University and a master’s degree in Social Work from the ... READ MORE

Lori S. Kline

Lori Sales Kline heralds from Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh, PA, which hosts a wonderfully rich Jewish community that fueled her love for Jewish tradition, ritual and practice at home and at, “the shul.”  Following her undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Texas in Austin, Lori chose to make Austin her home, largely due to the spiritual connection she felt in the close-knit Austin Jewish community.  In her spare time,  ... READ MORE

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