Mirowitz plans ‘Small Hands – Big Difference’ for MLK Jr. Day

About 125 families attended last year’s ‘Small Hands—Big Difference’ event at Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This year’s event takes place Monday, Jan. 18. Photo: Yana Hotter

Families with preschool aged children are invited to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at “Small Hands — Big Difference,” an event filled with meaning, music and messy, hands-on fun. Activities begin at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18 at Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, 348 South Mason Rd. in Creve Coeur.

“The great Civil Rights leader challenged people to do something to affect change,” says Jennifer Bernstein, who is helping to organize the event and plans to attend with her son. “It’s not always easy to do that with young children, but this event makes it possible.”

In addition to singing relevant “freedom” songs guided by Robert’s Music Together, children will be able to assemble soup for a local food pantry and pet toys for animals at the Humane Society, stretch their bodies in a Rhythm and Ruach yoga class, make musical instruments, plant microgreens, enjoy a healthy snack and get their hands messy in gooey fun. New this year, children also will connect with teenage scouts in Israel who will teach songs and games via Skype.  

The program is free, and the first 75 families to RSVP will receive a free book from PJ Library, a co-sponsor of the event. 

The event also is supported by Jewish Federation of St. Louis, the Jewish Community Center’s Family Center and Israeli Scouts St. Louis.

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For more information or to RSVP, visit mirowitz.org or contact Patty Bloom at 314-576-6177 or [email protected]