Description: Folkshul will hold a fun and engaging program andservice project to celebrate the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In keeping with Folkshul's 2017-18 theme of Jewish Literature, our skilled teaching staff will read stories and essays on social justice, diversity, inclusion, and the Jewish values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (justice and righteousness), and g'milut hasadim (acts of loving kindness), and lead activities with young children, teens, and adults to explore the themes further.
Following these activities, we will hold a book drive and labeling event to prepare the books for donation to underpopulated libraries in Philadelphia's public schools.
If you have children in your life who have outgrown picture books and chapter books (especially popular series such as Magic Treehouse, Judy Moody, Junie B. Jones, Cam Jansen, and the like), this is a great opportunity to share your well-loved but gently-used books with their next appreciative readers.
So start searching those bookshelves! Collection boxes for donated books will be on site at Folkshul on Sunday, January 14.
All are welcome! If you've ever been interested in learning more about Folkshul, this is a great opportunity to see us in action!
Location: Jewish Children's Folkshul and Adult Community / Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH) / 8000 Cherokee Street / Philadelphia, PA 19118