JUST PRIOR TO YOM KIPPUR last week, a number of communities were affected by the severe floods in the Boulder, CO area
. Homes and businesses were damaged, and several synagogues are in need.
To those affected by the flooding, PJ Library would like to offer some hope in the form of a book, Tikvah Means Hope
.TIKVAH MEANS HOPE
Many years ago, in the Bay Area hills of Oakland, CA, there was a terrible fire that destroyed a neighborhood. Author Patricia Polacco was touched by the stories of community and togetherness within that neighborhood, and she was moved to write the now-PJ Library selection for children, Tikvah Means Hope
Polacco’s book tells the story of that Oakland community, as it prepares for the holiday of Sukkot. A flash fire leads the neighbors to experience a modern miracle involving a little cat.
PJ Library is hopeful that Tikvah Means Hope
, a story that takes place around the Jewish holiday of Sukkot
, will inspire positive feelings to the families and community members of the Boulder area.
We are happy to provide Rabbi Marc Soloway of Congregation Bonai Shalom in Boulder
ten copies of Polacco’s book to share with the community there.TIKVAH POSTCARDS
PJ readers and families can learn more about Tikvah Means Hope
on the author’s website. There, too, site visitors can create a message and have a postcard sent to friend or relative.
Perhaps you would like to send a Tikvah Means Hope
postcard to friend or synagogue in the Boulder area? Try using the postcard form on Polacco’s Tikvah page
to create an encouraging message.
September 15, 2013