Jewish children have fun and
take joy in giving at
Children dive in at an arts and crafts table.
Erica Colburn and Emily Biederman, both 10, show off their helping
Emma Lockwood, 9, receives an information packet from Lori
Brockman of the Michigan Jewish AIDS Coalition.
PH OTOS BY BILL FIANSEN
Stephanie Schiff carries off a load of pennies to be counted.
he mitzvah of righteous-
ness can seem like pretty
dry stuff if you are 9 years
old and fidgety. Which is
why Sunday's Tzedakah
Experience at Temple
Beth El in Birmingham
was packed with games
and inventive approaches to help-
ing youngsters feel good about aid-
ing the less fortunate.
The program aimed to teach
children and adults alike about
services available in the commu-
nity to assist the elderly, hungry
and the physically and mentally
More than a dozen congrega-
tions and religious schools took
part in the event, which was co-
sponsored by Beth El, the
Women's Division of the Jewish
Federation of Metropolitan De-
troit, the Agency for Jewish Ed-
ucation, the Jewish Educators'
Council and The Jewish News.