Published in The Hebrew Watchman, October 25, 2018
Do you know a child who would love to climb on all kinds of trucks? Then Bornblum Jewish Community School and PJ Library’s Touch a Truck program is for you. The program, on Sunday, October 28 from 11:00am to 2:00pm, which is co-sponsored with P.J. Library, encourages children to engage their imaginations and sit in the driver’s seat of some of their favorite trucks and interact with the people who help protect and build the community.
“This program was a huge success last year. So many families from all across our community had so much fun!” said Abby Felsenthal, Admissions Director at Bornblum.
Lauren Luskey Taube, Manager of PJ Library, Engagement and YAD Campaign at Jewish Community Partners adds, “PJ Library, a program of Memphis Jewish Federation, is thrilled to partner with Bornblum Jewish Community School again this year for Touch a Truck. These partnerships help to strengthen our Jewish community while our kids (and kids at heart) have a fabulous time playing, exploring, and learning,”
This year, the program will have several new features. Participants will have a chance to color thank you cards for community volunteers like police and fire fighters, as well as create Random Act of Kindness Cards. According to Daniel R. Weiss, Bornblum’s Head of School, “We are excited to add this mitzvah project component. Doing community service is such an important part of who we are at Bornblum, and it is never too early to give children the opportunity to participate in acts of kindness.”
The event will also feature a new Horn-Free Hour from 11am to noon, which will make the event more accessible for those who are sensitive to loud noises. There will also be a photo booth, a helicopter, bounce houses and slides, PJ Library story time with a special guest reader, kosher concessions by Bornblum’s 8th graders and construction hats for all children.
The event will be held at Bornblum Jewish Community School’s campus at 6641 Humphrey’s Boulevard and is free and open to the entire community.