Painting for Passover Event with Shalom Baby and PJ Library

Paint, Seder plates, and laughter filled the room as more than 50 children, along with their parents and grandparents recently came together to celebrate Passover hosted by Shalom Baby and PJ Library, both programs of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas.

The March 27th event was jam-packed at Color Me Mine Pottery Studio, at the District at Green Valley Ranch in Henderson and their Summerlin location. The program was filled with snacks, mingling, and lots of colorful Seder Plates. As families arrived they we set up with paint in the reserved studio for the event where they enjoyed snacks and refreshments as well as meeting and chatting with new families. The Henderson Location has a private upstairs party area, which includes an outdoor patio area overlooking the District courtyard where families were able to paint outside and enjoy the gorgeous spring weather. “It was so wonderful to meet new young Jewish Families,” commented a PJ Library Mom, Jhanine Boch,  after the event. “We had a great time.”

Each child was given their own Seder plate to decorate and paint. They were able to chose their own paint colors and truly make their personalized masterpiece!

The event successfully collected numerous non-perishable Kosher for Passover items to donate to Good Deeds Day which is coming up on April 10th, which will benefit families in the Las Vegas community during the Passover Holiday. “PJ Library and Shalom Baby always include a Mitzvah project as part of our events,” noted Caline Schwartz, PJ Library Coordinator. “We feel that it is imperative to teach children the importance of Tzedakah, as well as remind families of the important work that the Jewish Federation does for the Las Vegas Jewish Community.”

Families departed the fun filled afternoon excited to come back and pick up their completed Seder plates in a couple weeks once Color Me Mine fires them. “Once the pieces are fired in the kiln their true colors will shine,” commented Carla Arriola, owner of Color Me Mine at the District and the Summerlin Location. The plates will be ready just in time for Passover. “We love that there is a take home component to the Shalom Baby and PJ Library events,” commented PJ Library Mom Jhanine Boch. “We can’t wait to use our daughter’s Seder plate this year for Passover.”

The Passover event was a fun and engaging way for families across the Las Vegas Valley to celebrate the holiday, meet each other, and participate in creative and meaningful activities. “It was wonderful to see families come together to celebrate Passover,” noted Marni Unger, who also oversees the Shalom Baby program. “Activities that revolve around the holidays are a perfect opportunity for Shalom Baby and PJ Library to partner on exciting programs,”

The PJ Library and Shalom Baby, both programs of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, are consistently providing fun, interactive, and unique programming for Jewish Families across the city.  In conjunction with regular programming, the PJ Library mails free, high quality Jewish children’s literature and music to families across the continent on a monthly basis.


Shalom Baby is designed to welcome newborns and their families to our Jewish community.  Thanks to a generous grant from the Brenden Mann Foundation, expectant parents that sign up for Shalom Baby receive a special diaper bag filled with a Kiddush cup, candlesticks, Tzedakah box and a Shabbat board book.

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