My Special Friend
By: Floreva G. Cohen & George Ancona
Publisher: Board of Jewish Education, 1986
Age Level: 9-12
ISBN: 0-88384-102-9 (paperback)
The story of two boys, Doron and Jonathan, and their friendship that develops at synagogue each Shabbat morning. Jonathan has downs syndrome and finds doing some things hard. When Jonathon is invited to lead the congregation in singing he agrees. But when the time comes he turns to his friend Doron for help. The two boys together sing the “Adon Olam” and are congratulated by the entire congregation.