During a time when we are being asked to spend more time at home than perhaps we are used to, jkidphilly is here to help!

With an abundance of resources, activities, and ideas, we can still have fun and build community with other jkid families near and far! Check this page for updates to explore fun and engaging things to do with your family.

If you have ideas for other things we can do, let us know!

jkidphilly’s goal is to connect and engage families raising young Jewish children across Greater Philadelphia. A little enforced time inside won’t stop us!

Facebook Live
5/12/20: Click here for today’s video!

(See below for archived Facebook Lives)

Missing our in-person gatherings? Never fear! Visit our jkidphilly Facebook page every weekday at 10:00am for brand new live content! Stories, songs, projects, and more — brought to you by our jkidphilly team members.

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Do a Mitzvah!

During quarantine, you can send your love and some good cheer to grandparents, great aunts and uncles and other loved ones who are missing your jkids!

Download our template and kids can write a message or draw a picture to send in the mail to grandparents.

If you’d like to do an additional mitzvah, send a greeting to senior citizens living at the Abramson Center for Jewish Life at 1425 Horsham Rd, North Wales, PA 19454

Lag B’Omer &
Shavuot

The Omer is the 49-day period between when the Jews crossed out of Egypt and when the Torah was given on the Mount (Shavuot) as well as to the time between the barley harvest and the wheat harvest in ancient Israel. Both of these stretches of time were periods of uncertainty and worry. Lag B’Omer is the 33rd day of the Omer and is a joyful, celebratory day in the middle of this time. Click here to read more about why and what fun things you can do to celebrate.

Shavuot commemorates the anniversary of the day God gave the Torah at Mount Sinai. Click here to read more about Shavuot and ways to celebrate it.

Cooking!

Even very young children can help with easy kitchen tasks and it’s amazing what older kids can do. Cooking and baking can provide opportunities for learning as well: Measuring helps with math skills; introducing foods from other cultures can aid studies of geography, history, and literature; reading recipes is a fun alternative to reading textbooks; being in the kitchen together is also a way to spend time with your kids

For kids who are less than enthusiastic about learning to cook/bake, it might be helpful to start with videos about kids who are having fun in the kitchen. There are many such videos available on YouTube….these are just a few.

Instagram

Do you use Instagram? jkidphilly does! Show us photos of jkids doing jthings! Did you color a Passover coloring sheet? Show us! Did you read a PJ story together? Let us see! Post to your own Instagram page or story using the hashtags #jkidphilly, #jkidathome, or #jkidremote and we will see it and add it to our feed. Ideas for things we can add to our feed or story? Let us know!

Pinterest

Did you know that jkidphilly has a Pinterest page? It’s chock-full of ideas: crafts, cooking, stories, activities, and more. Click here to see it and make sure to let us know if you use one of the ideas. Post them to Instagram or Facebook and tag us or email photos. Engagement is our favorite!

PJ Library Storytime

Click here every weekday at 11:00am and 1:00pm to see new, live National PJ Library content on Facebook!