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Interfaith Youth Event on Sunday

by Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks

Nov 14, 2019

Wyomissing, PA — The Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks and its PJ Library program invite youth ages 5-10 to an interfaith story walk on Sunday, November 17 at 10:30 a.m. at 555 Warwick Dr. Wyomissing. Preschool aged children are welcome with an adult.

Using the book “Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners” by Laurie Keller, a story walk is an interactive story telling. Youth from different religious backgrounds including Christians, Jews and Muslims will gather together to learn about kindness, friendship and being a good neighbor at this interfaith event.

Activities include a service project to benefit hospitalized community members, art project to be used at community interfaith Thanksgiving service, snack, reading, original music and more. The event is free and open to the public however reservations are required. To reserve a spot please email [email protected] by Friday, November 15, 2019 at noon.

Children of all faiths are welcome at this interfaith event. We hope to build community and understanding among the youth and teach kindness and respect for all (a key tenet of all three Abrahamic faiths). Participating congregations include Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom, Kesher Zion Synagogue, Immanuel United Church of Christ, Islamic Center of Reading and First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County.

The Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks is the planning, coordinating and fundraising arm of the Jewish community. The Federation raises and allocates funds along with the Jewish Federations of North America and collective efforts in support of many vital local, national, and international Jewish organizations.

PJ Library® is an award-winning program started by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation that engages families in their Jewish journey by giving free Jewish books and music to children ages 0-11. PJ Library has partnerships with philanthropists and local Jewish organizations in nearly 200 communities in the U.S. and Canada, and sends books to families in 13 countries around the world. PJ Library is sponsored locally by the Sue B. Viener Memorial Fund of Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks.

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