Amust read: PJ Library and local temples host Hanukkah event
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.pjlibrary.org/communities /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.