By Lori Rubin, Director, Family Engagement

The Hazon Philadelphia Jewish Food Festival, held at Adath Israel on Sunday, November 16th, was a great opportunity for individuals and families to spend a day learning, celebrating, and hands-on doing at the intersection of food, sustainability, and Jewish life. jkidphilly, a program of Jewish Learning Venture, was proud to be a sponsor of this event.

Through reading PJ Library books like Zishe the Strongman by Robert Rubinstein and It Could Always Be Worse by Margot Zemach, our jkids had the chance to explore beyond the book how they can make a difference in their lives. After learning about Zishe, we talked about how we can be strong in different ways. There was a great discussion about how there is more to strength than physical abilities and the jkids in attendance were able to think of ways to be strong and help others. We made some great bird feeders using pipecleaners and Cheerios. After reading It Could Always Be Worse, gratitude was the theme of our conversation. Using recycled materials, jkid participants were able to create some terrific magnets. We are so happy to be able to use what we have to help others.

Want to investigate ways your family can think about sustainability? Contact Hazon Philadelphia by clicking here. For a jkidphilly program near you, check out our calendar.

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