The Friendship Circle recently held a series of sports events for children with special needs at the Chabad Center of Passaic County. The children, helped by volunteers and two trained coaches, had four days of fun. The focus was on balance, team playing, ball sports, yoga, and making new friends. (Courtesy Friendship Circle)
Families and children of all ages celebrated with Valley Chabad in Woodcliff Lake at a family Havdalah ceremony led by Rabbi Dov Drizin. Children made spice packs, havdalah candles, and art projects, had photos taken in a photo booth, and ate hot pretzels and ice cream while learning about this Jewish ritual. Eric and Jen Reimer and their son Andrew of Woodcliff Lake are pictured. (Valley Chabad)
Third graders at Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley’s religious school received their siddurim. Riley Ceslowitz, shown with her siddur, is surrounded, from left, by Cantor Alan Sokoloff, Sean Charnow, Rabbi Shelley Kniaz, Charlie Loskant, and Steve Shamash. (Courtesy TEPV)
Seniors at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades were treated to a lunar new year celebration when the Palisades Park Senior Center Dance Troupe visited them to perform traditional Korean fan dances and choral pieces. (Courtesy JCCOTP)
Members of Glen Rock Jewish Center served dinner at the Family Promise of Bergen County’s walk-in dinner program in Hackensack last month. Members, including teens, worked behind the scenes with food purchase and prep and additional volunteers helped serve the food. More than 125 people were served.
Children from Congregation Shomrei Torah’s Parent-Child Learning program and the Leah Sokoloff Nursery School in Fair Lawn joined for a musical Havdalah pajama party. The program included dinner making havdalah candles and silly besamim (spice) holders, dancing, story time, and the bedtime Shema. The Cowbells, pictured, Shomrei Torah members, entertained. (Courtesy LSNS)