RUMSON: DOLL FANCY AND A DASH OF HISTORY

111614 girlstea5111614 girlstea1In honor of Jewish Book Month, dozens of girls gathered at Congregation B’nai Israel in Rumson Sunday for a tea party centered on American Girl character Rebecca Rubin.

The doll’s fictional backstory is that she’s the American-born daughter of Russian immigrants living on New York’s Lower East Side in 1914. And for some of the real girls in attendance, the event was an occasion to dress up like Rebecca, while others emulated different dolls in the American Girl line, including a Nez Perce Native American doll named Kaya from 1764. (Photos by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge.)

 

RUMSON: TEATIME WITH REBECCA, THAT DOLL

Rebecca-Settee-3American Girl character Rebecca Rubin invites kids ages 6 and up to a special Tea Party at Rumson’s Congregation B’nai Israel.

As the Jewish Daily Forward put it in 2013, “today’s most famous Jewish character is 18 inches tall” — and on November 16, Rebecca Rubin casts a big profile as the special guest of honor for an American Girl Tea Party event at  Congregation B’nai Israel in Rumson.

For the 11:45 am event that commemorates Jewish Book Month, children ages 6 and up are being invited to “bring your favorite doll to meet Rebecca Rubin” at a get-together that includes a light lunch, beverage, dessert, crafts and puzzles. While the tea party is a week away, seating is limited, and attendees are being urged to RSVP  no later than this coming Wednesday, November 12.

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