Federation’s PJ Library Sunday Funday on April 22

By: Reporter staff

The Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton, with the help of Binghamton University students from the JFEW Binghamton Scholars Program, will hold a PJ Library Sunday Funday on Sunday, April 22, from 3-5 pm, at the Jewish Community Center, 500 Clubhouse Rd., Vestal. The event will include the reading of PJ Library books, a crafts activity and a snack. “There will also be the chance to meet new friends and have lots of giggles,” said organizers of the event. RSVPs are requested so enough material will be available and may be made by calling 724-2332.
“Come join us for a fun afternoon,” said Sima Auerbach, executive director of the Federation. “Our generous benefactor this year has enabled us to ensure that each child receives a free book monthly. The donation was made in memory of Buddy Koffman who loved poetry.”
Auerbach added, “The PJ Library sends wonderful Jewish books to young children and our Federation has been part of the program for years. I’ve wanted to do something to celebrate their work for a long time. It’s wonderful to bring children and parents together to celebrate books and enjoy a craft program. I am so grateful to the JFEW scholars who are helping make this possible.”
The PJ Library sends free Jewish children’s books to children ages 6 months through 8 years. It offers books that teach Jewish values through literature. A program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library is made possible through partnerships with philanthropists and local Jewish organizations. The Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton is one of the communities that offers the program to its members.
The JFEW Binghamton Scholars Program is an educational learning program for Jewish female undergraduates at Binghamton University. The Sunday Funday is their service project for the semester and a way for them to engage with the local Jewish community.