Descended from a long line of Ladino-speaking Jews, the chief Sephardic rabbi of Sarajevo and an Ashkenazi Holocaust survivor, Lisa Alcalay Klug is well-rooted in her Judaism. But for those members of the Tribe less informed about their Hebraic history, Klug has compiled a nearly inch-thick handbook to bring young (and old) Jews up-to-speed.
Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe goes far beyond the Judaic basics to introduce so-called Heebsters (defined as Jews and their non-Jewish friends) to all the “cool” ways in which being Jewish pervades popular culture. Describing the handbook as “edu-tainment,” Klug says she wanted to create a fun way to teach Jews (and non-Jews) about Judaism.
Causes Lisa Alcalay Klug Supports
One Family Fund
San Francisco AIDS Walk