TONZA FAMILY FUN AT THE ERJCC.
Enjoy many activities for kids this weekend (November 7 and 8) at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center! Their “Oliver Lapin Family Day” is an annual event for families as a complement to the Jewish Book and Arts Fair, here through November 15. The “Oliver Lapin Family Day” features a kids’ night out, children’s authors, dancing, and singing! The full schedule can be found here and below. All family events on November 8 are FREE and open to the public with the exception of the Funkey Monkeys concert, for which you can purchase tickets here.
Saturday, November 7, 7pm
Nonna's Hanukkah Surprise Kids Nite Out
Family Havdallah followed by music, books and activities for the kids featuring Nonna’s Hanukkah Surprise and The Mitten String.
Sunday, November 8, 9am-noon
Bring any canned food (or canned pet food) item to the Mitzvah Project room anytime between 9am-noon and help pack Thanksgiving bags for Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Houston Meals on Wheels clients and their pets. Kids will also create Thanksgiving cards to cheer up children who will be spending their holiday at MD Anderson or Texas Children’s Hospital.
Sunday, November 8, 9:30am-10:15am
PJ Library Event, I Say Shehechiyanu featuring The Funkey Monkeys and Joanne Rocklin, the author of the PJ library book
Children will explore the things that make them thankful and want to say “shehechiyanu” and then dance and sing with the Funkey Monkeys.
Sunday, November 8, 9:30am-noon
Shoshana Banana, Family Ties
A Jewish girl in New York explores the lives of family members living around the world through the neckties they send to her father. No matter what language they speak daily, on Shabbat they all say the same blessings in Hebrew, the universal language of Judaism.
Sunday, November 8, 12:30-1pm
Shoshana Banana, Family Ties
Menchie’s, 6501 S. Fry Road Suite 700, Katy, TX 77494
Sponsored by Big Tent Judaism Houston. For more information on the Menchie's event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, November 8, 9:30-10am and 10:15-10:45am
Karen Fisman, Nonna’s Hanukkah Surprise
Rachel loves visiting her Italian grandmother, even though Nonna celebrates Christmas and Rachel and her parents celebrate Hanukkah. When Rachel’s special Hanukkah goes missing, her non-Jewish Nonna saves the day. A heart-warming story of family and how love can bridge any differences. Lovely pastel illustrations in this book will capture the attention of young children.
Sunday, November 8, 10:15-10:45am
Joanne Rocklin, I Say Shehechiyanu
Jews say “shehechiyanu,” expressing thanks, in all seasons and for many reasons – in new classrooms on the first day of school, at the first winter snow, the birth of a new sibling, or the first flowers of spring. This lovely picture book reminds us of all the goodness and joy in our lives that we can be thankful for.
Sunday, November 8, 10:30-11am
Zoey Hess, The Birthday of an Angel
A fifth grader at the Emery/Weiner School, Zoey Hess shows readers how to treasure the memories of their loved ones and connect with those who have died. Demonstrating how grief can be transformed into joy, this book, written after the death of Zoey’s grandfather "Papa", Morton J. Adels M.D., conveys a message of hope and love.
Sunday, November 8, 11:15am-noon
The Funkey Monkeys
They’re back! A musical and comedy experience for children of all ages, audiences love the silly and soulful songs and creative presentations of this musical group created by Joshua Sitron, composer for Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer. Singing in English and Hebrew, the talented Monkeys delight their audiences. “Truly innovative: Hilarious for adults and delirious for kids,” –Amy Friedman, Noggin