Thanks to the very generous funding of the Viterbi Family Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego, Leichtag Foundation, and Jewish Federation of San Diego County - 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.

Join the JCC for 50% off!
Shalom Baby/PJ Library families get 50% off their first year of JCC membership. Come participate in all of the fabulous programs the JCC offers and gain access to our fitness center, pool, tennis courts and wonderful fitness classes. Ask about personal training and other specials for first-time members!Call or email the JCC Membership office for more information (858) 361-1115 or

Top Family-Friendly Picks
Shalom Baby Visits
Seacrest Village
Where:Seacrest Village, 211 Saxony Road, Encinitas
When: Sunday, June 19, 10 - 11 am
Details: Brighten the resident's day.
Please email Judy for more info at
PJ Our Way
PJ Our Way --Now available in San Diego! POW offers the gift of exceptional books with Jewish themes to kids ages 9-11 – books that they choose themselves! It's easy to sign up!
More info:
Viterbi Family
Baby Book Club
Where: Lawrence Family JCC
When: New Session Starts 9/23/2016
Details:11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Group storytelling, flannel board stories & art projects led by Jennifer Meltzer and Judy Nemzer
Sammy Spider
Sammy Spider Celebrates Summer
Where:Chabad Hebrew Academy 10785 Pomerado Road, SD 92131
When: Sunday, June 5, 10am - 12pm
Details:Click Here for Flyer
Shalom Baby Clothing and Gear Swap

Where: Lawrence Family JCC
When: Sunday, June 5, 2016
Item Drop-Off - 9:00 - 10:15 am
Swapping - 10:30 - 11:30 am

Boy Holding Israeli Flag
Baby Book Club
North County

When: New Session Starts in fall
Details:This class will be offered once a month at the amazing San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas.
Little Mensches

Where: Lawrence Family JCC
When: Sunday, June 26, 2016
Details: Please RSVP at
Flyer: Click Here

Boy Holding Israeli Flag
The Showcase
Where: San Diego Air &Space Museum
When: Saturday, June18, 8:00 pm
Details: The Showcase is NexGen's premier Jewish philanthropy event for young adults..

Family of the Month
Family of the Month

We are very grateful to be a part of the Lawrence Family JCC Shalom Baby Program and for the incredible group of Jewish families we have met. We were introduced to PJ Library through Shalom Baby and absolutely LOVE our monthly deliveries! It is very important to us that our children grow up with a sense of Jewish identity, just as we did. Along with our family traditions, PJ Library has really been the first introduction of Judaism to our daughter. The books have helped us to lay the foundation for her to discover, embrace and nurture her Jewish identity and for that we are very grateful.

Despite overflowing bookshelves, Jordan always chooses the PJ Library books! We cuddle before bed to Baby Be Kind, talking about saying hi to friends, sharing toys, taking turns, and our favorite, pretending we're bumping up and down in our little red wagon. We practice hide and seek with Where is the Afikomen, talk about feelings and faces with Happy, Happy, and pretend we're on vacation with Let's Visit Israel. We read and reread our PJ Library books and look for new things to talk about and learn each time. However, her all time favorite daily read is My First Shabbat Board Book! With the Shabbat book she has learned to cover her eyes when we say the prayer for the candles, say "mmmmm!" for challah, scrunch up her nose and smell the page with the spice box, and turn her hands back and forth looking at her nails and palms when she sees the Havdalah candle. Our families are amazed at her adorable knowledge of Shabbat!

We are very appreciative for the gift PJ Library has given our family in bringing Judaism onto our bookshelves, into our home, and into our daughter's life. We look forward to seeing our library continue to grow!

With Love,
Natanya, Jason and Jordan Mishal

PJ Books This Month
Parent Reads
5 Easy, Cheesy, Recipes for Shavuot
One of the most fun traditions on Shavuot is eating delicious dairy-based foods like blintzes, borekas, and cheesecake! Since it's hard to find the time to make a classic cheesecake, we found five fun, quick, and best of all, tasty, cheesecake recipes to make with your kids for Shavuot. Read More >> 
Get with the Giving
How do you teach your kids to give back to others? Join the Sparks and their latest SHABOOM! adventure as they teach kids how to save the world.
Why We Chose this Book: 
Tea with Zayde
This month some of our subscribers will receive Tea With Zayde by Barney Saltzberg. We're often asked how we choose our books. Learn more about why the Book Selection Committee chose this particular title.
Tips for Accessible and Fun Playdates
Playdates are tons of fun, but at times can be intimidating to plan. Here are five tried and true tips that work across various play styles, personalities, and abilities. 
Learn More >>
Hello PJ Library family!
Got questions? New to the community or looking to make connections with other families? Just wanna chat? Be in touch with me, your program professional!
Vivien Dean, Program Coordinator, PJ Library
858-362-1352 or