Amust read: PJ Li­brary and lo­cal tem­ples host Hanukkah event

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fa­vorites, like “Drei­del, Drei­del, Drei­del” and “Lots of Latkes.”

Kol Ami Emanu-El’s early child­hood cur­ricu­lum spe­cial­ist Lori Becker and Ra­mat Shalom Pre-K teacher Meryl Schwartz read PJ Li­brary Hanukkah books. Mar­ney Tokar, the PJ Li­brary co­or­di­na­tor for Jewish Fed­er­a­tion of Broward County read

Ra­mat Shalom Early Child­hood Di­rec­tor Al­li­son Sands helped the chil­dren dec­o­rate crowns and Mar­ney Tokar pro­vided Tzedakah boxes for the chil­dren to dec­o­rate. Tzedakah boxes are used to col­lect do­na­tions for those less for­tu­nate.

Dressed in her Andy Warhol-in­spired drei­del T-shirt, 6-year-old Zoe Eng­lan­der en­joyed dec­o­rat­ing her crown at the party. Zoe is a first grader at David Pos­nack Jewish Day School and is a re­cip­i­ent of PJ Li­brary books.“We love re­ceiv­ing the books ev­ery month. Zoe loves to get mail,” said her mother, Hol­ly­wood res­i­dent, Chan­tal Eng­lan­der. “I love the se­lec­tions and the fact that Zoe gets to learn about Ju­daism and her Jewish her­itage.”

Guests en­joyed Hanukkah cook­ies and raf­fles for PJ Li­brary goodie bags. A per­cent­age of pur­chases made that evening ben­e­fited the two early child­hood cen­ters.

The PJ Li­brary pro­gram is a gift from Jewish Fed­er­a­tion of Broward County thanks to the sup­port of The Sam Ber­man Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion, ad­di­tional fun­ders and other col­lab­o­ra­tive part­ners. This pro­gram helps lo­cal chil­dren ex­plore the core val­ues of Ju­daism through books and mu­sic and through fam­ily-ori­ented en­gage­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties in Broward County.

All fam­i­lies in Broward County rais­ing Jewish chil­dren from six months of age through five years old are wel­come to en­roll.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.pjli­­mu­ni­ties /jewish-fed­er­a­tion-browardcounty/230 or call Mar­ney Tokarat at 954-873-6817.

Zoe Eng­lan­der shows off her dec­o­rated crown.

Can­tor Mark Gold­man and Can­tor Natalie Young led the crowd in singing songs.

PJ Li­brary Co­or­di­na­tor Mar­ney Tokar reads a Hanukkah book to the chil­dren.

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