Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Literary Festival/Early Childhood Center--Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to be Kosher
Washington DCJCC - Community Hall

Laurel Snyder,
Baxter, the Pig Who Wanted to Be Kosher  

Sunday, October 17  
10:30 am | Suggested age: 2-6 
Family Ticket: $11, Discounted Members $9 

 Celebrate this delightful story about Baxter, a pig who wants to become kosher so he can join a Shabbat dinner. The event includes story time by the author, crafts, songs and ways to bring the messages of welcome, community and warmth into your home for Shabbat and other evenings. Enjoy a take-home booklet with clever ideas for your family Shabbat.

Laurel Snyder is the author of Any Which Wall, Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains, and Inside the Slidy Diner. In addition to her books for children, Laurel has written two books of poems and edited an anthology of nonfiction called HalfLife: Jew-ish Tales from Interfaith Homes and is considered an expert on Jewish literature for children. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and an occasional commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered. You can read more about Laurel at She lives in Decatur, Georgia.

Illustrator David Goldin has written and/or illustrated a number of books including Go-Go-Go!, Twisted Crosswords, Lost Cat, and Science Fair Winners: Bug Science. You can read more about David at He lives in Willow, New York.

 "Snyder and Goldin go together like matzo balls and chicken soup: the bright, daffy prose and ebulliently goofy cartoon and photo collages will persuade readers that they don't have to be Jewish to enjoy Baxter's spiritual journey—which ends, happily enough, at the Shabbat table of a kindly rabbi. Yes, of course he's a guest. What did you think?"---Publishers Weekly, starred review 

“I never thought I’d say this to a pig, but Baxter, you’re welcome anytime at my Shabbat table. Beteavon!” ---Lemony Snicket

Presented in partnership with the 16th Street J’s Early Childhood Center.

This program is co-sponsored by Adas Israel Congregation, DC Minyan,, The Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital, Kesher Israel: The Georgetown Synagogue, Ohev Sholom—The National SynagogueTemple Sinai Nursery School, Tifereth Israel Congregation and Washington Hebrew Congregation.


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Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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