Dear PJ Libary Families,
Do you want to nurture a sense of social justice in your young ones? A month that includes five Friday nights as well as
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day provides many opportunities for you to do so. It's never too early to start conversations around the (Shabbat
) table or to walk for a cause in your community. Your family can take action to help make the world a better place.
We hope the tzedakah
box and Kindness Cards sent to you by PJ Library founder Harold Grinspoon provide a special opportunity for your family to take meaningful action. Use the hashtag #KidsGive
to share your family's photos, videos and stories. Show us how you and your children have been inspired.
With warmth and enthusiasm,
PJ Library/Shalom Baby Coordinator
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, the Leichtag Foundation, and Jewish Federation of San Diego County. ____________________________________________________
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 it just makes sense!
Register now! MyJList.com
Questions or comments? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to start a Chavurah in your area?
Contact Judy and Vivien at email@example.com
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.
We are excited to announce our next event! We will be partnering with Friendship Circle of San Diego, an organization that enriches the lives of children, teens and adults with special needs through social and recreational experiences.
A representative of Friendship Circle first will do a brief, hands-on training with our Little Mensches to help the children understand - in an age-appropriate way - the limitations that some other children face. (For example, the children may be asked to put socks on their hands and then try to tie their shoelaces, or may be given a marshmallow to hold in their mouths and then try to answer questions.) Then, we are going to have a big "field day" together, during which our Little Mensches can participate in games and other fun activities with children from Friendship Circle.
Light refreshments will be provided. And, as always, we encourage the participation of older children who may want to act as "helpers" in running the games and activities. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org let us know if you plan to attend. We hope to see all of you there - and please feel free to spread the word to anyone else who might be interested. (See attached flyer!)
- Shalom Baby Visits Seacrest Village — >Brighten the resident’s day.
Sunday, January 4th -10:00am - Katzin Residence
Wednesday, January 21st 0:45am - Goldberg Residence
Please call Cynthia for more information:
Home 760-730-0797 or Cell 619-200-6599
- Baby Book Club – Group storytelling, flannel board stories and art project.
Friday, January 9th and 23rd 2014
11:30am – 12:30pm
Lawrence Family JCC
For ages 9 months – 2 years
For more information and to RSVP, please email Judy Nemzer at email@example.com
- PJ Library Storytime - B'nai Tikvah
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
2510 Gateway Road, Carlsbad, CA 92009
For ages 1-5
For more information, please email Vivien Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shalom Baby/ PJ Library and Soille Hebrew Day School
Tu B'Shevat Celebration
Sunday, February 1, 2015
San Diego Botanic Garden - Hamilton Children's Garden
More details to follow
Shalom Baby/PJ Library Clothing and Gear Swap
Sunday, February 22, 2015
More information to follow.
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
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- 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
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Encouraging Conversations with Children on Shabbat
Studies show children who engage in spontaneous back-and-forth dialogue with adults develop fuller conversational skillsets. Shabbat provides an ideal opportunity for such an interaction.
Learning About Tzedakah
and Social Justice
Pursuing justice is a long-honored Jewish tenant. This Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, initiate a conversation with your children about social justice and take action to achieve it.
|#KidsGive: Share Your Tzedakah Story
Join the tzedakah box social media campaign by sharing personal photos, videos, and stories of how your children have been inspired by the PJ Library tzedakah box and the Kindness Cards. Use the hashtag #KidsGive on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or Twitter to help spread the spirit of giving.
|Family of the Month
|Yellen Family on PJ Library
This month our family has been busy reading books and learning about Chanukah. When we think about the celebration of the holiday four things come to mind Food-Family- Friends- and of course presents. As a family we are always looking for ways to give back to the community of North San Diego. In our family we collect soda cans from family and friends, and take them to the recycling center. We use the money to buy food or items for others. This year we donated food and gift cards to JFS Food Pantry, Interfaith Shelter at Temple Solel , and the snowflake tree at Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary. We are very lucky to be recipients of the PJ Library books from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. For our family it is important to sit together and read books that teach Jewish values and ethics. As a family we try to do various Jewish activities in our community. Please join our family in the spirit of giving to others this holiday season. Do a mitzvah with your own family and use the Tzedakah boxes that were sent out by PJ Library. Happy Chanukah and Happy New Year!
-The Yellen Family
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