Joyce Orkand

Joyce Orkand taught Special Education, pre-school, kindergarten, and first grade in a number of settings, both Jewish and public, for more than 30 years. She co-authored, with Rabbis Robert Orkand and Howard Bogot, two prayerbooks for children, Gates of Wonder and Gates of Awe, both published by CCAR Press. She holds a BA degree in education and a MS degree in special education.


Ms. Orkand has been a volunteer and political activist. She is married to Rabbi Robert Orkand and is the proud mother of Seth Orkand, mother-in-law of Kate Halloran, and grandmother of Noa and Sarah Orkand.



CCAR Press works include:

Gates of Wonder: A Prayer Book for Very Young Children   Gates of Awe: Holy Day Prayers for Young Children
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