Emma Shevah is a teacher and head of year at a girls' school. She is the author of several books for children, the latest How to Save the World with a Chicken and an Egg is published by Chicken House
Taking Notes: Welcome to my Eden and thank you to Ezra
On the happy occasion of my granddaughter's birth, I couldn't have been more grateful to this wonderful charity
Ballads to give hope in a Year Eight classroom
When I asked my 22 pupils to write stories in the style of the popular 19th century poster format, five of them presented tales about the Holocaust
Seders to remember: Why were these nights different from all others?
Seder night is always distinct from the rest of the year. But some, as our writers recall, are especially memorable
Taking Notes: Pesach is coming, but I can’t do my cleaning
Recent injuries have focused my mind on the difficulties those with permanent disabilities face at this time of year
Taking Notes: Purim with the family, from baby to grandma
The celebrations mean something different from everyone in the family
Taking Notes: Simchahs are more important than grades
School years 7 and 8 can be expensive for parents - but nothing beats the joy of your children's and their friends' bar and batmitzvahs
Taking notes: Chanukah — lighting up time and space too
In our house this week, as we prepare (mentally) for Chanukah, we’ve had the 'my favourite festival' conversation....
Taking notes: A book that changed breakfast—and my life
How Life Lessons from a Brain Surgeon by Rahul Jandial radically altered my outlook
Resolution time, now that we’re free at last
Emma Shevah is ready to set new goals
Why don't men read books by women?
We read to learn of the life experiences of others, which increases our empathy and understanding: why wouldn’t we try to understand the experiences of half of the world’s population?
A trip to Israel is worth the hassle
Teenagers need to see the country first-hand to understand the historic, religious and political situation
My Yemeni safta knew about health
Why don't we value treatments like massage?
Prepping for Pesach, the mindful way
It's a stressful time of year, but it's worth savouring the process
Time-travelling for Jewish children
The community's history in London is ancient and fascinating
When the Choctaw helped the Irish
Emma Shevah's research into family history uncovered a touching alliance
It’s the way they tell the stories that stick
Story-telling keeps the flame of connection alive, says Emma Shevah