PJ Library: Jewish Bedtime Stories and Songs
PJ Library San Diego
August 2014
Av 5774
In this Issue
BulletHoliday Hints
BulletParenting Matters
BulletCommunity Calendar
A Gift from...

Harold Grinspoon Foundation   

Bullet Donor Resources
Local Links
BulletYour Jewish Federation
BulletYour Local JCC
BulletYour Local Preschool
BulletCommunity Calendar
From the Blog
BulletDocs Tout Reading Aloud »
BulletBeing Grateful »
BulletNurturing Gratitude »
BulletRaising a Mensch »
BulletSongs of Gratitude »
BulletSpecial Thank You Book »
Bullet'Photo Friday' Series
Aug. Books


Sammy Spider's First Book of Jewish Holidays


Mitzi's Mitzvah

Mitzi's Mitzvah


Sammy Spider's First Yom Kippur  

  sammy spider's first yom kippur


Apple Days 



Rabbi Benjamin's Buttons


What a Way to Start a New Year

what a way to start a new year


Tashlich at Turtle Rock


Oh No, Jonah!

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Dear PJ Library Families,


Did you know there's a Jewish equivalent to Valentine's Day?Tu B'Av, the little-known Jewish day dedicated to love, went mostly unnoticed in the Jewish calendar for centuries before reemerging in popularity in recent decades. This holiday occurs on August 11, 2014.


In the spirit of Tu B'Av, we hope you feel the love we send along each month in that blue and white envelope containing your PJ Library gift.


Sending love,


Judy Nemzer
PJ Library/Shalom Baby Coordinator

Vivien Dean
PJ Library/Shalom Baby North County Assistant


PJ Library San Diego: Thanks to the very generous funding of the Viterbi Family of the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego and the Leichtag Foundation.

To receive a FREE high quality Jewish book or cd every month, register your child/children at pjlibrary.org.

Need any baby stuff? Have anything you no longer need? Post both on MyJList! This new website functions as our very own CraigsList, where only Shalom Baby and Nierman Preschool families can post their items. In addition, discussion boards are available for you to ask, share or discuss parenting issues with other parents just like you! It's secure, FREE...and just makes sense!

Reigster now! MyJList.com

Questions or comments? Email karen@deicas.com


Mitzvah Kids aims to provide fun, engaging and enriching opportunities for children between the ages of 4 and 8 to give back to their community. The goal is to Make Kids Into Mensches by allowing "giving back" to become a regular part of these children's lives.

We will be gathering at the JCC on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 at 1:00 for this exciting, inaugural activity. There will be music, refreshments, and much mitzvah-making. (If you do plan to attend, please bring an old t-shirt that your child can make into his or her own mitzvah cape!)

RSVP to Jessica Fink at jkbenenso@gmail.com

Holiday Hints

A Holiday of Love 

On the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Av comes the ancient Jewish holiday of love. Celebrate this loving holiday with song and dance, a family activity, or just a simple "I love you."



Parenting Matters

Be a "Thank You"
Role Model

Teaching children to say "thank you" is good, but lessons in gratitude really gain traction when they're demonstrated. Provide your children with grateful behavior they can observe and emulate.


Demonstrate Gratitude » 


Community Calendar
Would you like to start a Chavurah in your area?
Contact Judy or Vivien!  
pjlibrary@lfjcc.com or pjlibraryncounty@lfjcc.com (North County)

Shalom Baby Visits Seacrest Village
Brighten the residents' day! 
Sunday, August 3rd, 10:00am - Katzin Residence
Wednesday, August 20th, 10:45am - Goldberg Residence
Please call Cynthia for more information:
Home 760-730-0797 or Cell 619-200-6599
Thank You!
PJ Library Storytime at B'nai Tikvah
Tuesday, August 12th
10:00 - 11:00 am 
2510 Gateway Road, Carlsbad, CA 92009
For more info, email Vivien Dean: pjlibraryncounty@lfjcc.com
Thank You!
PJ Library Storytime at Carmel Valley Library
Thursday, August 14th
10:30 am  
Carmel Valley Library
3919 Townsgate Drive, San Diego, CA 92130
For more info, email Vivien Dean: pjlibraryncounty@lfjcc.com
Thank You!
PJ Library Storytime at Oceanside Public Library
Friday, August 15th
10:30 am 
330 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
For more info, email Vivien Dean: pjlibraryncounty@lfjcc.com
Thank You!
New Session:
Viterbi Baby Bookclub
Friday, October 24th
Details to follow.
Thank You!
Sukkot at the Ranch
Sunday, October 12th
Details to follow.
Thank You!
Sukkah Celebration
Wednesday, October 15th
Details to follow.

PJs and Slippers
The Jewish Gift Closet
Please donate!
Please donate items such as furniture, toys, strollers, books, baby, children, maternity and adult clothing in good condition to "The Jewish Gift Closet," the Gmach in the San Diego Jewish Community. This is an amazing organization helping families who are in need.

For more information, please email Myrice at mom4jjln@aol.com

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Sifriyat Pijama B'America
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