Congregation Netivot Shalom Preschool seeks to create a stimulating and enriching educational environment for each and every child.
We are devoted to helping children learn socialization skills, building their self-confidence and teaching them the preliminary skills to explore and experience the world independently from their parents.
In addition, we seek to ignite a spark in each child to lay claim to her or his Jewish heritage and commit him or her to a lifetime passion for learning.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A special project ...

A Special Project ...

During the coming weeks our children will be working on a special project in conjunction with Jewish Family and Children's Services of the East Bay. JFCS has two food programs including providing holiday meals and a bag of  Kosher groceries to 175 homebound older adults and people with disabilities 3 times a year, and Shabbat meals that are delivered to 20 homebound people in Alameda and Contra Costa counties each month. These meals are delivered in beautifully decorated bags ... and that's where we come in!

With the growth of the Shabbat meal program coming in 2012, our preschool children have 60 bags awaiting them! The staff has brainstormed a variety media and techniques the children might use decorate these bags and the teachers are happily planning the all of the ways our children's artwork can be shared in a special way. When speaking with Kathryn Winogura at her JFCS office in Walnut Creek, she told me that while she gets many calls of thanks for the meals, some of the most enthusiastic comments come in response to the beautiful bags the meals arrived in!

We are so happy to be taking part in this special project as we work toward expanding our connections and tzdakah within the wider community!

No comments:

Post a Comment