As we enter our third year of programming under the Connect Me In banner, we are starting to see many positive results. This past week, for example, PJ Library partnered with two separate programs, Burquest Jewish Community and the Langley Hebrew School, to celebrate Tu B’Shevat.
PJ Library and the Langley Hebrew School drew 30 children and 40 parents to a fun-filled New Year for trees on January 20th, complete with Tu B’Shevat songs performed by Monica Schwartzman. Organizers set up a number of stations that touched on different components of Tu B'Shevat, including one for dried fruit-tasting and one for planting parsley so the children will be able to harvest parsley for their Passover Seders. Burquest Jewish Community welcomed a half-dozen families to plant parsley, make handprint trees and listen to the reading of a PJ Library story.
To help engage and nurture emerging Jewish communities across the region, we have hired two energetic new employees – Gabby Switzer and Hannah Yerington – to work with community members to support and nurture grassroots initiatives in areas east and south of Vancouver, as well as along the Sea to Sky corridor and on the Sunshine Coast. They want to hear from community members about programming ideas and interests.
For more information, visit Connect Me In’s website here.