Wendy and Bryan Kime are pictured with their daughter Meecah who proudly displays a technicolor Star of David. The Kimes love celebrating Meecah’s Jewish heritage by participating in jkidphilly and PJ Library!
The Kimes 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 being able to attend a variety of activities that are both fun and informative and bring a sense of pride about our Jewish heritage. Meecah has especially enjoyed programs that include music, PJ Library books, and/or arts and crafts. Now that she is a little bit older, she is looking forward to completing jkidphilly Venturer activities.
What kind of Jewish activities do you enjoy at home?
We enjoy reading our monthly PJ Library books and listening to our PJ Library music CDs, lighting Shabbat candles on Friday nights, and celebrating Jewish holidays with family dinners.
What are your favorite PJ Library books?
We can honestly say that we have loved every one that we have received. It is so nice to be able to combine our daughter’s love of reading with education about our Jewish history and values. And it is all presented in very entertaining stories.
Have you connected with other jkidphilly families?
We love being able to interact with Jewish families from all over the region. Meecah is always amazed that there are so many other Jewish children in one place.
Are you part of any other organized Jewish communities?
We are members of Temple Brith Achim synagogue which is where Meecah attends religious school. For the past two summers, she has also attended Harlam Day Camp.
What do you think other parents should know about jkidphilly?
jkidphilly is such a wonderful organization! We can’t speak highly enough about it. It has so many great activities and programs; there is something for everyone. We are an interfaith family. Bryan has always felt welcomed and included. jkidphilly has helped him learn about jewish culture, values, and beliefs. Deciding to raise our daughter Jewish, we felt it was important for her to be exposed to Jewish activities and families.