Operation Hamantaschen joins forces with Sunday Fun Day

by | Mar 24, 2022 | Trending News

PJ Library in Tidewater, in partnership with Strelitz International Academy and Camp JCC, gathered with the community at the Sandler Family Campus for a Purim celebration on Sunday, March 13.

Dressed in colorful costumes ready to participate in Operation Hamantaschen, families received everything they needed to make their own hamantaschen cookies. The kids rolled out their own dough, filled it with their favorite concoctions, and shaped the cookies into the familiar triangle shape of Haman’s hat.

While the cookies were baking and cooling, families gathered in the gym and Zone to enjoy a special Purim-themed Sunday Fun Day filled with activities, crafts, games, tunes, and more. Each family prepared a mishloach manot or gift basket, with half of the cookies they made for a military family in the community.

“My family truly enjoyed yesterday’s event, it really put us in the spirit for Purim!” says Gabi Kocerha, PJ Library in Tidewater parent connector. “Every detail was well thought out and put together­. There were activities for every age group.”

The next Sunday Fun Day will take place during the Yom Ha’Atzmaut community celebration at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus on Sunday, May 1. For more information, go to JewishVA.org/IsraelFest.

To learn more about PJ Library in Tidewater, visit JewishVA.org/PJLibrary or Contact Nofar Trem, PJ Library Program coordinator, at ntrem@ujft.org.

Nofar Trem