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December Reflections From An Interfaith Mom

by Virginia Glatzer I’ve been an Interfaith Mom for 21 ½ years. There’s not much that I do half-way. So, I embraced the challenge I had given myself to raise my children Jewish. I sent my children to a Jewish preschool. I drove them to/from religious school. I even moderated a “How to Plan a Bar/Bat Mitzvah” discussion at the synagogue. However, I never imagined that I’d be writing to you as a professional in a Jewish agency! When I was asked to write about raising kids in an interfaith family in December, my mind went back to the Christmas [...]

By |November 29th, 2018|Categories: Engaging Families|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

In Honor Of Jewish Book Month–PJ Library Drop And Swap

After my first son’s bris, Cantor Mark Kushner, our mohel, gave us detailed instructions about how to properly care for the baby and also how to sign up to receive free PJ Library books! I registered my first born within a few months, and now (9 years later), all 3 of my kids are receiving monthly PJ books. The baby who we initially enrolled in the program has since transitioned to the PJ Our Way subscription and currently enjoys selecting his own titles! As my family has grown during the last decade, so has our extensive library of PJ books [...]

By |October 29th, 2018|Categories: Engaging Families|0 Comments

jkidphilly makes a BIG Difference on MLK Day of Service

By Lori Rubin, Director, Family Engagement On Monday, January 18, 2016, in honor of Martin Luther King's Day of Service, over 75 people gathered together to participate in the Jewish value of Hiddur P'nei Zaken, honoring the elderly. Volunteers from One Brick Philadelphia joined jkidphilly families to brighten up the lives of seniors who reside at the Wesley Enhanced Living facility in Media, PA. Amy Blum, Jewish Program Coordinator at Wesley Enhanced Living, shared, “This is the fourth year that we have partnered with jkidphilly for Martin Luther King Day. It has been a great partnership as our residents get so [...]