Amy Spector-Crane, Robert Crane, and their children Matthew (age 7) and Mikah (age 5) have participated in many jkidphilly activities. Amy Spector-Crane admitted that as a child, she was the sole Jewish kid in my public school growing up: “If I had exposure to a program like jkidphilly, I would have taken full advantage of it! I only had a connection with Sunday/Hebrew school, and was not able to attend public school with any of my Jewish friends.” Now, Amy’s children enjoy Jewish programs, books, and resources designed just for them.

The Cranes spoke about their favorite Jewish activities, their connection to Jewish community, and the ways jkidphilly has impacted their family.

What do you enjoy about jkidphilly?

We love the interesting programs at different places we have never been or enjoyed in a new way with jkidphilly friends. We love jkidphilly – it’s been an integral part of our Jewish family life.

What kind of Jewish activities do you enjoy at home?

We enjoy reading PJ Library books together, discussing our heritage, sharing jkidphilly programs with our grandparents at special places, and meeting other Jewish families with similar interests in our area!

What are your favorite PJ Library books?

The ones that focus on the holidays – those seem to be the ones our children favor, as it increases their understanding of what it means to be Jewish.

Are you part of any other organized Jewish communities?

We are members of a synagogue in our area, and we attend a camp that other kids in our preschool attend each summer.

What do you think other parents should know about jkidphilly?

jkidphilly offers wonderful programs and it’s always so great to talk to other families to promote our Jewish heritage. As parents, we understand how blessed we are to have this program available.