October 2018 Family of the Month
The Greenbaum Family of Walnut Creek
Todd and Assia Greenbaum live in Walnut Creek with their children Amaya (11) and Kenzo (7). Their story is a typical East Coast Jewish Boy meets African Muslim girl, and 18 years later they are raising a modern Jewish family in the East Bay.
They belong to Congregation B’nai Tikvah, and love the family and children’s programs offered there, including student led shabbat services and Mesibaba camps. They also love how B’nai Tikvah incorporates the outdoors and nature into their programs. The outdoor Tefillah service before Sunday School is magical, and they love having “Shabbat in the Park” with a children’s puppet show.
Amaya and Kenzo have received PJ Library books and especially love finding stories that have a modern twist on traditional Jewish stories and Jewish values.