Dear PJ Library Families,

The colder the weather gets, the more we long for warmth. Snuggle up with PJ Library books and gather around the Shabbat table for heartwarming family experiences.

Judy Nemzer
PJ Library/Shalom Baby Coordinator

Vivien Dean
PJ Library/Shalom Baby North County Assistant
Thanks to the very generous funding of the Viterbi Family Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego, Leichtag Foundation, and Jewish Federation of San Diego County and the Claire and David Ellman Match. To receive a monthly FREE high quality Jewish book or cd, please register your child/ren at The selection and quality of books are amazing.
Family Day BookaPalooza - Lawrence Family JCC
Book Fair Flyer

Sunday, November 15, 2015

10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Exciting activities for kids including: 
craft station, children's book store, J*Company singers, and more.

21st Annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair
Family Events North County

Sunday, November 8th

Bal Yoga for Kids with Glenda Kacev and Sylvia Roth
10:30-11:15 am

Bal Yoga incorporates songs, poses, and illustrations to the
corresponding letters of the alphabet.

PJ Library Storytime
11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Join PJ Library for a FREE storytime, songs, arts & crafts, and snacks. For parents and children ages 2-6


Temple Solel
3575 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007

Information or RSVP to Vivien Dean at

Monday, November 9th

Book Fair Family Day

Candice Romanelli - Supermarket Supergroup
9:00 am
Bring your preschool-aged kids to this fun-filled - and food-filled event. 
Kid-friendly cooking demonstration that will  engage and entertain
 kids while introducing them to the  principals of nutrition.

North County Hub
441 Saxony Road
Encinitas, CA 92024

Price $9.50; JCC Member Price $7.50
For tickets: JCC Box office:  (858) 362-1348  or

Little Mensches Logo

Little Mensches 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.

Join Little Mensches for Thanksgiving with residents of 
Seacrest Village Retirement Community
Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Lawrence Family JCC

We will be making Thanksgiving decorations for the residents of Seacrest Village Retirement Community as well as  a sing-a-long, story telling and light refreshments with the Seacrest residents.  If your child has a grandparent (or great-grandparent!) in the San Diego area, we also welcome them to participate in this event.  Please RSVP to
What are you doing for Shabbat? 
Please join us for dinner!
Lighting Candles on Shabbat

Potluck Shabbat is a loose network of people interested in 
attending and/or hosting Shabbat dinners, potluck style.

Low pressure - hosts generally provide candles, wine, challah and 
some sort of main dish; guests contribute in whatever way they can 
such as wine, hummus, veggies, or fruit.

Potlucks have already taken place in Del Mar, La Jolla, Ocean Beach, 
Serra Mesa, Point Loma, and Carmel Valley.

Sign up here to receive weekly updates/invites to 
Potluck Shabbats near you!

All are welcome, but for now we are mostly a network of 
families with young-ish children (under 12).

Check out the website for general info and/or email Eliza Slavet  if you want to know more.

Shalom Baby Visits Seacrest Village
Brighten the Residents' Day.  
Seniors with Kids

Sunday, November 1 - 10:00am - Katzin Residence
Wednesday, November 18 - 10:45am - Goldberg Residence 

Please call Cynthia for more information:
Home  760-730-0797  or Cell  619-200-6599
Viterbi Family Baby Book Club
Group Storytelling, Flannel Board Stories & Art Projects

Friday November 6th, 20th

Every second  Friday   11:30 am - 12:30 pm  at the JCC

Led by Jennifer Meltzer and Judy Nemzer

For more information and to sign up, please email Judy Nemzer at .

kids reading

Baby Book Club North County
Group Storytelling, Flannel Board Stories & Art Projects

Friday, November 27, 2015
This class will be offered once a month at the amazing San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas.
10:00 - 11:00 am

For more information and to sign up, please email Vivien Dean at

flannel board kids

Jewish Gift Closet

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 

Like "The Jewish Gift Closet" on FacebookJewish Gift Closet Facebook

My JList

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 is secure, FREE ... and it just makes sense!

Register now!  

Questions or comments? Please reach out to Sara Wheeland at

Free Hebrew Children's Books!

  Sifriyat Pijama B'America (SP-BA) offers Israeli-American families free, high quality, Hebrew books for children ages 3-6.  
Sign up at  Free Hebrew Books

What We're Reading
Shabbat Candles
When the Nights Grow Longer, Shabbat Brings Us Closer   
For Lela Casey, Shabbat is a reminder that there is a world outside of school and schedules that has the potential to add depth and dimension to our often routine existences.  
Why We Chose This Book:
The Parakeet Named Dreidel

The Parakeet Named Dreidel     
We at PJ Library are often asked how we choose our books. This month we're sending you Hanukkah books. Read more about why we love this classic tale. 

Young Children Understand Justice and Empathy     
Kids Understand Justice

According to a new study,  toddlers may have a better sense of right and wrong than we thought.    


 Hanukkah is Coming! 


Is it Hanukkah Yet?


Antlers with Candles




Hanukkah Cookies with Sprinkles


The Parakeet Named Dreidel


Hanukkah Fairy Tale Feasts

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