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July 2015
Tammuz/Av 5775
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July Books

AGES 6 MONTHS TO 2 YRS 

Laila Tov: A Bedtime Poem for Babies 

 

AGES 2 TO 3 YRS

That's a Mitzvah

 

AGES 3 TO 4 YRS

The Littlest Pair

 

 

AGES 4 TO 5 YRS

 Sara Finds a Mitzva

 

 

AGES 5 TO 6 YRS

 

 

AGES 6 TO 7 YRS

 

AGES 7 TO 8 YEARS

King David & Akavish the Spider  

 

AGES 8 YEARS AND ABOVE

 Anna & Solomon

 
 
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Dear PJ Library Families,

 

Love is in the air! Two events this month add some extra love to the mix  -- Teddy Bear Picnic Day on July 10th and Tu B'Av on July 31st. Get outside, have some fun with the family, and exchange some extra hugs and kisses.


Judy Nemzer
PJ Library/Shalom Baby Coordinator
pjlibrary@lfjcc.org

Vivien Dean
PJ Library/Shalom Baby North County Assistant
pjlibraryncounty@lfjcc.org


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.


What are you doing for Shabbat? Please join us for dinner!

 

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 (wine, hummus, veggies, fruit, whatever!!)

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 at elizaslavet@gmail.com if you want to know more.


GET UNPLUGGED AND PLUG INTO SHABBAT - October 23/24

SHABBAT SAN DIEGO is coordinating and planning, in conjunction with local congregations, community organizations, schools and youth groups, a unique free three day experience to inspire more than 20,000 Jewish San Diegans to join in and experience the uniquely joyful mind-body-spiritual restorative powers that a personally evocative Shabbat experience promotes. - See more at our website. If you would like to volunteer, please contact shalombaby@lfjcc.org


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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.

Little Mensches - No Little Mensches event in July. E-Mail to follow for next Little Mensches event in August.

Need any baby stuff? Have anything you no longer need? Post both on MyJList! This 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 it just makes sense!

Register now! MyJList.com

Questions or comments? Email karen@deicas.com


Exploring Values for Everyday Family Living

Give yourself the gift of Jewish learning and share it with your entire family. We are launching a new course that brings parents, of all backgrounds, together for an hour of learning, socializing, and more.

These weekly sessions provides parents with the learning, language, and confidence to incorporate Jewish values at home (with the help of PJ Library books and Shalom Sesame videos). It offers meaningful and relevant experiences around Jewish Holidays and values.

Join use for a special taste session soon (Date TBA)! Contact ilanad@lfjcc.org or 858-362-1327 for details


Would you like to start a Chavurah in your area?
Contact Judy and Vivien at pjlibrary@lfjcc.com

campHoliday Hints
Defining Love through Action 
Kids define love primarily through actions. Yet their perception of love goes right to the heart of Judaism's own perspective. 

Local PJ Library Events
Sunday, July 5 and Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Shalom Baby Visits Seacrest Village - Brighten the resident's day

 

Sunday, July 5, 10:00 am - Katzin Residence
Wednesday, July 15, 10:45am - Goldberg Residence
Please call Cynthia for more information:
Home 760-730-0797 or Mobile 619-200-6599



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

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

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 www.sp-ba.org
Visit Our Events Calendar Page

 

 

 

 

 

Family of the Month
The Vinick Family on PJ Library

family of the month

My husband and I heard about Shalom Baby from a friend while I was pregnant. We were so excited to join this community of parents with babies so similar in age to ours. When I found out about PJ library from the wonderful folks at Shalom Baby, I was thrilled. Our son, Nathan, just turned one and his list of favorite things to do includes splashing in the tub, playing outside, eating avocado, and reading. While Nathan is still too young to appreciate that the books are being mailed directly to him, I know he will just love it soon enough. For now, he enjoys sitting in our laps and reading together. We learn about the Jewish holidays, about Israel, and about family. This month we read about different facial expressions and emotions from Sefer Hapartzufim Sheli (My Face Book) and spent the rest of the evening making silly faces at each other.

My husband and I moved to San Diego shortly before Nathan was born and it took us a while to find our sense of community. We are so grateful for the support network provided to us by Shalom Baby, and for the monthly adventures we get to embark on through the PJ library books and CDs. We strive to instill in our son a love of literature, and a fondness for Jewish culture and history. PJ library is helping us begin that journey with him. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for next month!  

All the best,
Debbie, Benji, and Nathan Vinick

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