In the Spring of 2012, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington hosted the largest Good Deeds Day volunteering event in the United States. One of the projects that was run at the Jewish Community Centers in Washington DC and Rockville was a collection of children’s’ books. An especially generous donation was coordinated by the Sisterhood of Bnai Israel in Rockville. These books made their way to Israel in the suitcases of the Bnai Israel Synagogue Mission and the Birthright Alumni Mission and became a part of the new children’s library that has just been opened in Kibbutz Tzora.
The children's library on Tzora is a community initiative. Many people from the community took part in the building process. This included construction, sorting books, designing & planning. This process connected many people to the place. Today, the library is targeted mostly to preschool children, but will include books for older kids in the future.
Tzora's community consists of 60 young families. Every week there is a story telling session & activities geared toward the age group., all of which happen voluntarily. The library has games as well as books. This encourages social; engagement and interaction with adults.
The place boast board games, a theatre stage, costumes, puppets & a puppet theatre, earphones for listening to books and a drawing corner. There are books in Hebrew & English. Tzora has a large English speaking community.
The Donation event consisted of songs in English, played by P2G volunteer and member of kibbutz Tzora, Howard Gordon.