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Our Neighborhood

October 29, 2018

“All of us, at some time or other, need help. Whether we’re giving or receiving help, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world. That’s one of the things that connects us as neighbors—in our own way, each one of us is a giver and a receiver.” 

Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers

Today the BZBI preschool and synagogue staff were moved when our neighbors reached out to let us know that they are thinking about our community. Today we were able to be the “receivers” of comfort from our neighbors.

Mid-morning the preschool received a call from Liz Heideman, from the Rittenhouse Library. Liz let us know that they were thinking about our community and they had some “special books” put aside in case we needed them for our children or if parents want them to read to older siblings.

An hour later we received a wonderful visit from Pam Nothacker, the director of Tenth Presbyterian Church Preschool. Their children and parents made cards for our school. They told the children that they want to tell their neighbors that they “love them.” It was such a thoughtful and kind gesture and it meant a lot to our teachers and staff, even bringing a few of us to tears.

It’s a beautiful day in our neighborhood.