JCC Girl Scouts

JCC Girl Scouts Get Creative with Jewish History

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Photo Caption: The Girl Scouts wear their new sashes thanks to the Community Grants Fund of the  Columbus Jewish Foundation. Pictured are: (front row, L to R) Lielle Chaykin, Esty Wolfson, Bina Newman, Tali Sukienik; (back row, L to R) Rachel Borenstein, Adira Martin, Leah Levin, Anna Borenstein, and Stephanie Haskell.

The JCC Girl Scout Troop joined Toby Brief, president of the Jewish Historical Society, on Sunday, March 23, to decorate envelopes for the JHS Art Mail project, themed “The Memory of Jewish Columbus.” The girls brought in original photos, tickets, papers, fabric, and other mementoes while JHS provided colored pencils, acrylics, crayons, pens, glue, modge podge, and various sizes of envelopes to help the girls create artwork that would connect them to their own Jewish history in central Ohio. The troop had fun making artwork that reflected what Jewish Columbus means to them and their own personal memories of growing up in Columbus.

Coming up this Saturday night, on April 5, the JCC Troop, including nine girls and three adults, will also participate in a sleep-over at COSI! From sundown after Shabbat to Sunday afternoon, they will explore COSI and  the theme “Dare to Design,” have a dance party, make kosher-style GORP, a combo of their favorite junk foods to be mixed together, and share kosher snacks and lunch as provided by the JCC.