For Jewish people worldwide, the new year kicks off on Rosh Hashanah when people wish each other l’shana tova – a sweet new year! This September, on top of eating delicious apples with honey and making resolutions for the coming year, families raising Jewish children can also kick off the New Year by signing up for PJ Library, a free program that offers monthly, age-appropriate books celebrating Jewish values and culture through the joy of story books.
A program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library sends more than 200,000 books a month to families across North America. Expertly curated, the monthly selections exemplify the best of Jewish children’s literature and offer books that are certain to capture children’s imaginations with cheerful characters, compelling stories, and vibrant illustrations.
PJ Library welcomes all Jewish families, whatever their background, knowledge, family make-up, or observance may be. The stories help families engage with Jewish values, ideas, and traditions on their own terms, and the books are paired with activities and resources for the whole family to learn, create, and play together.
Celebrate the new year by signing up your kiddos for PJ Library. Sign up today!
Bit.ly link for sign up: https://bit.ly/2lMKI6v
I love this. We aren’t Jewish, but I always want my kids to be aware of other religions. I will look into this.
These seem like great books! We are not Jewish but have many friends that are, so getting these for their kids as gifts would be great. I also love to introduce my kids to different cultures, so sharing these with them to read together is a great opportunity to learn more about another religion.
What a great program! I always tried to find books like these to share with my kids and students. I hope a lot of people sign up for it.
I love anything that helps kids read more, this is a fantastic thing to share. I love that they send so many books to kids all over North America, more books for kids! Yay 🙂
Reading is always a beautiful thing especially for kids! Love this idea!
I think it is nice to involve kids with stories like this. They will learn something good and enhance their values.
These books sound so interesting! I am sure kids will love reading these stories!
My husband’s family is Jewish. These books would be wonderful to have and also would make a lovely gift.
Anything that encourages children to read gets two thumbs up from me. Sometimes it’s a connection such as faith, religion, race so it’s important to have various books for kids to choose from
I’m not Jewish and don’t know much about the religion but getting children to read is so important.
What a wonderful gift for the family! My family is mixed with members celebrating multiple religions, and my daughters are always curious to learn more about what their cousins, aunts and uncles, and other loved ones celebrate. This would be a wonderful gift to share with them so they can learn in age-appropriate fun.
I love being able to find books on different lifestyles and religions around the world at our local library. It is a great way for my kids to learn about other ways of life compared to our own.
This is great! I love to teach my kids about other cultures, religions, etc and this would be a wonderful way to do so. Thanks for sharing.
This looks really great idea. My son love to read this will good idea increase the knowledge. Yes when you read more you learn more about everything.
This is such a cute idea! I always encourage my kids to read or research other religions.
Online library options are amazing! This one sounds perfect for those who want specially curated books.
What a great idea to teach and encourage our kids to explore other cultures through reading. The curated books in our public library are my faves!
These look like a great way to introduce kids to the Jewish faith. What a great idea and opportunity! I will be checking this out for my own children and neices and nephews.
READING IS A GREAT WAY TO TEACH CHILDREN. LOVE HOW YOUR INTRODUCING THE JEWISH FAITH TO YOUR KIDS THROUGH BOOKS.
What a great program! I can’t wait to teach my son to love reading!
This is such a fabulous resource for people to know about! And I agree, it’s useful both for Jewish parents and for others who want to raise their children learning about/respecting other cultures. L’shana tova!
Hey! That’s awesome! It’s always nice to find a book series that you enjoy!
What a cool idea, not only for Jewish people but for everyone wanting to learn more about other cultures and religions.
what a great book club! I know a lot of people who would love this.
Now I didn’t know about this event this sounds really awesome. I am all about encouraging kids to read
Sounds like a wonderful book.
Thanks a lot! That`s awesome!