jkidphilly Get Togethers are back for a 3rd year! jkidphilly wants to help your family stay connected with friends! Apply today for our Get Together Grant. You plan the Get Together, invite 1-3 Jewish families with PJ Library and/or PJOW age children, newborn–12 and siblings, and create a Jewish experience. The best part is that thanks to generous donations, jkidphilly will pay for it up to $100! You choose whom to invite, when and where to host, and design this Jewish get together to best suit you and the families that you’re inviting. You can even host more than one Get Together.
Invite families you already know or families you would like to get to know better, or we can introduce you to families whom you can invite! jkidphilly can guide you through the planning process and help make sure each get together is a success. We will create materials to help all families have the tools that they need to host comfortable family-friendly Jewish gatherings.
Hosts will choose a theme of a Jewish holiday or value when creating the experiences. Some examples of Get Together ideas may include:
- Shabbat gatherings (e.g. Shabbat dinner — you may choose to do a traditional dinner or even order pizza; Shabbat playdate; picnic; etc.)
- Purim party
- Hamantaschen baking
- Lag B’Omer picnic or campfire
- Jewish food experience
- Mitzvah club (e.g. make sandwiches to donate; pick up trash at a local park; deliver boxes of food together and then enjoy lunch; etc.)
- Jewish values (e.g. bikkur cholim, visiting the sick, making cards/gifts, ha’achalat revi’im, feeding the hungry etc.)
- Choose your own Jewish experience!
Get Togethers may be held from the date your application is approved through June 7. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until the funds are used, so apply today! The deadline to complete your Get Together is June 7. Your application must be approved prior to completing your Get Together. After your program, jkidphilly will request that you submit a picture of your Get Together, your receipts for reimbursement, names and email addresses (one per family) who attended, and fill out a short exit survey. See frequently asked questions (FAQs) for more information.
Coordinator, jkidphilly Get Together Grants
jkidphilly, Parent Ambassador in the Lower Bucks County Area