End of Summer Shabbat to welcome new ShinShinim

by | Aug 10, 2023 | What’s Happening

Friday, August 25, 5 pm, Sandler Family Campus

 $8 child; $12 for adult; $36 for family

Get ready for an unforgettable celebration as PJ Library in Tidewater gears up for its highly anticipated End of Summer Shabbat and Pool Party. As summer draws to a close, this annual event promises to be a joyous occasion filled with warmth and camaraderie, as two new additions are welcomed to Tidewater’s Jewish community.

Set against the backdrop of the Simon Family JCC outdoor water park, the End of Summer Shabbat and Pool Party has become a beloved tradition for families. This year, the festivities take on an even more meaningful note with the arrival of two new ShinShinim, Maya Ostrov and Naomi Friedland.

Tidewater’s ShinShinim program, a partnership between United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Jewish Agency for Israel, brings two young Israeli emissaries to the community each year to foster cultural exchange and deepen the connection between Israel and the local community.

In addition to welcoming the ShinShinim, the End of Summer Shabbat offers a moment of reflection as attendees celebrate Shabbat together. After pool games for all ages, Rabbi Yoni Warren will lead family-friendly Shabbat blessings, which will be followed by a cook-out style dinner.

This event is not just a celebration of summer’s end, but a chance to strengthen the bonds that tie everyone together as a vibrant and diverse Jewish community.

To register, go to jewishva.org/pj.  For more information, contact Nofar Trem at ntrem@ujft.org.

-Nofar Trem