PJ Library in Tidewater’s Pizza in the Hut: a Sukkot celebration

October 8, 2021

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Tidewater families gathered in the sukkah on the Sandler Family Campus for a Sukkot celebration on Sunday, September 19.

The path to the sukkah featured a life-sized book walk of images from The Harvest Blessings by Amy Meltzer, a PJ Library author. In the sukkah, children and their parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles enjoyed some Sukkot tunes, while Sierra Lautman, director of Jewish Innovation at the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, visited each table to teach about the lulav and etrog.

After eating pizza, children of all ages created Sukkah decorations. Younger children made long colorful chains using pool noodles and rope, while older kids painted styrofoam spheres to resemble fruits and vegetables.

“There is always so much thought put into the PJ Library in Tidewater programs. It was no surprise that Pizza in the Hut was a great time,” says Jade Rouzeau, a PJ Library in Tidewater parent. “My son loved the crafts and the idea that what he made would be hung up in the sukkah for all to see.”

To learn more about PJ Library in Tidewater and how to get a free Jewish book delivered each month, or to register for upcoming events, visit JewishVA.org/PJLibrary or contact Nofar Trem, UJFT’s PJ Library program coordinator at ntrem@ujft.org.

-Nofar Trem
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