The Secret Shofar of Barcelona

Book cover for The Secret Shofar of Barcelona by Jacqueline Dembar Greene

Jacqueline Dembar Greene


Doug Chayka

Book Summary

Musician Don Fernando longs to hear the sounds of the shofar on the High Holidays, but, like the other secret Jews in Inquisition Spain, he must hide his religion. But when he is asked to perform a symphony celebrating the new world, he and his son Rafael devise a daring plan to usher in the Jewish New Year right in plain sight of the Spanish nobility!

Jewish, Judaism, Religion, Identity, Musician, Artist

Age Range
Ages 12+ (grades 8 and up), Ages 9 to 12 (grades 4-7)
Lerner Publishing Group
Book Category
Judaism & Jewish Identity