Dr. Paulette Sherman



Book #8- Shekhina

Picture Book Series


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Shekhina recently won an Honorable Mention award in the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, in Spiritual/religious children’s book category.

Shekhina is the first children’s book (that’s for adults too) that explores the radiance and love of the Feminine Divine, the Sabbath Bride.  The Shekina is G-d’s indwelling presence.  She is unconditional love, compassion and forgiveness.  An awareness of her gifts can help us incorporate her energy into our daily lives.


Association of Jewish Library Reviews: GOD & PRAYER category.

Sherman, Paulette Kouffman. Shekhina. Illus. by Rachel Shana Vine. New York: Parachute Jump Publishing, 2013. 26 pp. $10.95 (9780985246952) Pbk. Preschool–adult.

Paulette Kouffman Sherman, author and psychologist, portrays Shekhina through a Kabbalistic (Jewish mysticism) viewpoint in her self-published picture book. Sherman characterizes the Shekhina as a female deity, mother, and Sabbath bride. Children will relate to the author’s simple, rhyming text that describes the Shekhina as a nurturing and maternal figure. Adults who practice Kabbalah will also appreciate the symbolism of light and the powers of the divine in the narrative. The sensitive and powerful multimedia illustrations further emphasize the spirituality of Shekhina. Vine painted the background bright yellow to represent the Kabbalistic concept of light. Then she drew over the paint with crayon and colored pencils to make childlike images of the deity, children, and parents. Recommended for Jewish libraries.

Heather Lenson, Ratner Media & Technology Center, Jewish Education Center of Cleveland and editor of the Jewish Valuesfinder

It is written and conceived of by Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman and illustrated by Rachel Shana Vine.  See bios below…


Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman is a psychologist, the author of nine books, a wife and mother of two.  She loves writing, spirituality, healing work, the beach and inspiring people.  Her website is DrPauletteSherman.com.


Rachel Shana Vine is a multi-media fine artist. She has a BFA from Cooper Union and a Masters in Art Education. Rachel is an exhibiting artist and a high school art teacher. She loves the healing arts and is a reiki practitioner. Her website is: www.raseov.com

Here are some pictures from the book:


Book Details:


Paperback: 25 pages
Publisher: Parachute Jump Publishing (March 22, 2013)
Language: English

LCCN  2013900197
ISBN-13: 978-0-9852469-7-6
Product Dimensions: 8X10 inches