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Read a Book About Trees
Contest
Here is an activity for the children!

Kids will read any book about trees and then draw a picture about it. Add colors and details! Submit this drawing to Renee' by January 23.

Email the drawing to Renee' at rbialek@jewishnaples.org.

Please include your first name, last name and age.

The first 5 children to submit this drawing before
January 23, will win a prize!
Sunday, January 24
6:00-6:30 PM

PJ Library of Greater Naples invites children and families to:
Tu B’Shevat Storytime

Free event for the family.
Wear your PJ’s and join us on Zoom!

Tu B’Shevat is considered the New Year of the Trees, and marks the start of spring in Israel, when trees begin to bloom after a long, cold winter. Tu B’Shevat is often referred to as Jewish Arbor Day, but with today’s keen environmental awareness, it has also become something of a Jewish Earth Day.
Tu B’Shevat Webinar Program for the entire community!

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
at 12 pm EST
 
We’ll be featuring friends and former colleagues, Dr. Elaine Solowey and David Lehrer of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies in Israel, to talk about the miracle story of how Dr. Solowey was able to recreate the long extinct native Judaean Date Palm, which just this past year produced fruit. For those not in the know, when Israel is written about as “a land flowing with milk and honey,” the honey being referred to is the honey extracted from the native Judaean date, and no one has known what that tasted like for thousands of years…until now.  
In case you want to know a little bit more about the story, here’s a video.

WE WANT TO MEET YOU!
Do you live in the Naples area?
How many children are in your family?

Do you want to be featured in the Federation Star, the monthly Jewish newspaper, here in Greater Naples and in these monthly eblasts?
Tu B’Shevat is the holiday often described as Jewish Earth Day, and PJ Library is celebrating with a donation to the National Forest Foundation (NFF). The money will help NFF plant trees in America’s national forests. Each tree costs a dollar to plant and PJ Library will match every donation up to a total of $50,000.

PJ Library encourages families to plant for today and plant for tomorrow. If you're feeling inspired by your special microgreens growing kit and accompanying story, “The Carob Tree,” you will love these other books too.

Join narrator Rita Toomey for an early afternoon walk to meet the characters of the story, “The Carob Tree.” Enjoy this beautiful re-imagining of the Talmudic story of Honi the Circle Maker.

Join PJ Library for family-friendly activities during the five-day (mostly) online festival that will help us connect to the Jewish values around Tu B’Shevat.
FROM OUR COMMUNITY
New to the community or looking to make connections with other families? Do you have any questions?
I would love to hear from you.
Send me an email and say hello.

Renee' Bialek,
PJ Library Program Director
and
Program Director of the
Jewish Federation of Greater Naples

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS:
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Naples
  • Phyllis Seaman
  • Solot & Karp Family Foundation