PJ Library and PJ Our Way

 

PJ Library

PJ Library and PJ Our Way Event Schedule

Ongoing: 

  • JVillage is a group for parents of kids 0-5 years old that meets the last Sunday of each month, 10-11:30 a.m., at Temple Beth Shalom. Families socialize, kids play, and parenting strategies and philosophies from a Jewish perspective are discussed. (PJ Library only)

Spring:

  • April 5, 2018, 10 a.m. — Tour of SCRAPS animal shelter: This second excursion to SCRAPS will include families who missed the first one last year; we’ll talk about the Jewish value of kindness to animals, and PJ Library and PJ Our Way books on that theme will be available free of charge to families in attendance. (PJ Library and PJ Our Way)

  • April 22, 2018, 2 p.m. — PJ Library storytime at the South Hill Library based on Joseph Had a Little Overcoat, led by PJ parent Elizabeth Schindler. (PJ Library only)

  • PJOW book club meeting: Kids 9-11 will gather to discuss Ruth Behar’s Lucky Broken Girl, and this event will hopefully involve the author directly as well, perhaps by Skype. (PJOW only) 

Summer: 

  • July 15, 2018, 3:30 p.m. — JFS and Congregation Emanu-El join forces for another Jewish Community Day at the Ballpark! We’ll watch the Spokane Indians take on the Eugene Emeralds. (PJ Library and PJOW)

Fall/Winter:

  • Book discussion group for PJ parents related to Wendy Mogel’s book The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, about how to raise self-reliant kids using Jewish teachings. (PJ Library and PJOW)

  • Collaborative event with Salish School (PJOW only)


For more information, call the SAJFS office at 509-747-7394, or e-mail director@sajfs.org.

PJ Library programs and subscriptions have been brought to you by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and Spokane Area Jewish Family Services, and in memory of Hannah and Robert Kohn and Lina Neu. 

Event details are subject to change. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave., Spokane, WA 99203.


A note about PJ Library subscriptions:

PJ Library is a program for families raising Jewish children. SAJFS appreciates the diverse nature of families’ commitment to Judaism. However, our funding is both limited and predicated on certain criteria. We are sorry, but we cannot afford to pay for books for everyone who feels connected to Judaism, including members of the Messianic Jewish community. To those families whom we cannot enroll, please remember that all of our books are available for purchase on Amazon. Thanks for your understanding.


About PJ Our Way

PJ Our Way is an extension of the much-beloved PJ Library program for kids from 9 to 11 years old! Instead of having a predetermined book sent to them each month, PJOW kids can choose one of several monthly book options, so they can customize the program to their tastes!

In recognition of the developmental stage of kids 9-11, PJOW is a more interactive program than regular PJ Library. For example, kids can write reviews of the books they read and post them at PJOW’s website for their peers all over the country to see. In addition, SAJFS will be organizing a few PJOW events in 2016-2017, tailored to the program’s age group.

Like PJ Library, PJOW is free to families, and PJ Library alumni (children who have aged out of PJ’s 0-8 age range) are highly encouraged to enroll! There’s currently no limit to how many kids the Inland Northwest can include in this program, so we’re very excited to present it to the community!

Click here for more information about PJOW, and here to sign up!