Babies Tots 'n Blocks
The PJ Library, Babies Tots & Blocks Program invites parents to engage their babies and toddlers in healthy activities that include developmentally appropriate child play, PJ Library books and songs, healthy snacks, parent support, social time and more.
The Babies, Tots & Blocks program meets on the second Monday of most months in the Youth Lounge or on our playground at the Jewish Federation from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Babies, Tots, and Blocks provides age appropriate play for your children 0 to age 5 under the direction of Lizzie Fagen, Jewish Family Services Director.
Please contact Lizzieif you have any questions or suggestions for the group.
Help us fill our Kosher Food Pantry and add a few of our items to your regular grocery list. The little gesture can help feed people right here in our own community. All non-perishable items that are donated need to have a heksher (a symbol which certifies a product as kosher).
We need: peanut butter; low-sugar jelly; canned tuna in water; wheat rice; wheat spaghetti; canned fruit in light or natural syrup/juices; canned vegetables (kidney beans, string beans, spinach, etc.); and spaghetti/pasta sauce (meatless). Also, gift cards to buy perishable items such as meat, chicken, fresh vegetables, fish and produce are also welcome.
The PJ Library® program supports families in their Jewish journey by sending Jewish-content books and music on a monthly basis to children from six months to six years. Created by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, and sponsored by our local Jewish Federation.To visit our PJ Library webpage, please click here.
WARM Up Michiana (formerly the Jewish Federation’s Knitting Club) is a local project that utilizes volunteers to provide gifts of warm outerwear during the Chanukah season as well as blankets and lap shawls throughout the year to help those in need.
Volunteers share a fondness for the craft of knitting, and include both novice and experienced knitters. WARM Up Michiana is looking for knitters.
Please contact Lizzie Fagen if you're interested in joining.
The Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley in conjunction with Jewish Cuba Connection, Inc., traveled to Cuba to visit the Jewish communities to meet the leaders and community members, learn their history, and tour this historic and cultural paradise! Click hear to go to the Jewish Cuba Connection website.
Jewish Community - Belles Artes Fine Arts Museum - Cuban Food Architecture - La Finca, Ernest Hemingway's Estate Santa Clara - Small Shops and French Colonial Buildings Downtown Trinidad, Pearl of the South Cienfuegos - Plaza de Revolution - and much more!
If you're interested in future trips to Cuba, please contact Debby Grant.
Live a life of fulfillment and connection. Make the connection to your Jewish soul and to the soul of your Jewish community. Take advantage of Jewish federation's countless opportunities to enrich your life. If you're between the ages of 21 - 45 and are interested in being part of young leadership as a way to meet Jewish peers and contribute to your local Jewish community please contact Emily at email@example.com or call 574-233-1164. You can also visit our Young Leadership page, which is currently under construction.
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