Skip to content
In our Tradition

Shabbat and Sunday Dinner

A children’s book about sharing Black and Jewish family dinner traditions.

About the Book

In Our Tradition: Shabbat and Sunday Dinner

The dinner table is a special place that can bring people, ideas, and cultures together. This ‘In Our Tradition” book is about Shabbat and Sunday Dinner and follows two friends through their class presentations as they learn more about each other’s family traditions. This book will introduce readers to other cultures and communities and, we hope, pique interest in learning about their traditions.

Book Support

We proudly received a grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta to support the startup expenses of our book.

About the Authors

Gabby Leon Spatt and Candace Bazemore met through the Junior League of Atlanta, a women’s organization that promotes voluntarism, develops leaders, and inspires its members to effect positive change in the broader community. Their friendship solidified when they realized they both were also involved with the Black-Jewish Coalition, an initiative of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and co-founded by the late Congressman John Lewis. Their desire to learn from, and about, one another grew through their shared experience in AJC’s Project Understanding, a biannual weekend retreat for thirty-two young leaders of the Black and Jewish communities. The two truly enjoy each other’s company, sharing holiday dinners and celebrating life experiences together.