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The Gift of Books

By |2019-01-04T17:04:38-05:00January 14th, 2014|Engaging Families, Ventures|

By Amy Schwartz, Director, PJ Library & jkidphilly / In the children’s book, Thank you, Trees, by Gail Langer Karwoski and Marilyn E. Gootman, it reads, “On Tu BiShvat we thank each tree, for all it gives to you and me.”  I think of this sentiment and how it is also a metaphor for books themselves and the gifts of learning, wondering, and imagining they can provide. ...Read More

The People of the Book

By |2018-08-25T13:29:14-04:00January 8th, 2014|Building Community|

By Rabbi Phil Warmflash, Executive Director/  On January 26th, Jewish Learning Venture will formally launch year seven of One Book, One Jewish Community (OBOJC) with an Author Event and Book Signing featuring Michael Lavigne, author of this year’s featured selection, "The Wanting."  Arriving at this year seven milestone is quite an accomplishment and a tribute to the dedication and tenacity of a group of volunteers, many members of which have been working on OBOJC since its inception. ...Read More

Opening My Eyes

By |2018-08-28T10:54:15-04:00January 7th, 2014|TAP|

By Rachel Eisenberg TAP Teen, Temple Judea In November, I went and helped to throw a party for adults with special needs.  I moved around and talked to a few of them.  Then, I sat down and talked to a woman named Miriam.  She was ...Read More