Members of the community affairs committee of the JCC of Paramus/Congregation Beth Tikvah recently became “book buddies” with the Boys and Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic. The venture was spearheaded by Rima Rosenstein and Debbie Zeiler; it delivered 34 books and recordings on the first grade level to the club. In addition, several more books were donated as duplicates to go along with the readings done by committee members; there was about $150 in donations on top of that. A book plate was put inside each book saying it was donated by friends from the JCCP/CBT in Paramus.
The children are in the Paterson building all day. Most of their schools are online now, and their parents are at work. The children cannot stay home alone. So these books and recordings provide them with new activities.