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Kehillah Trivia Night 

Twenty PJA families and staff members competed for prizes and glory in the first ever PJA Virtual Trivia night. The event, sponsored by PJA’s Kehillah Organization, was held on November 15. 

Contestants raced to guess what Merrill eats for breakfast (Nuts Over Chocolate Luna Bar) and the name of Kim Schneiderman’s cat (Zebediah Buddha Belly). 

Hosted by Mystery Trip, the game had five categories, including Children’s Books, Board Game ID, and PJA Trivia. Winners received gift cards from Dairy Hill and Garbonzo’s. Lucy Schwimmer, second grade teacher and trivia superstar, won the grand prize.

Kim Solondz writes, “This was such a fun and engaging activity for the whole family. We loved seeing and competing against our friends (even if we didn’t win). We even learned a little more about our school and the staff we miss so much.”

Donations raised by the event will be used to update the sukkah structure for further outdoor gatherings at PJA.