The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is thrilled to share PJ Library® (PJ, as in “pajamas”) with our entire community. This program provides families raising Jewish children from 6 months–8 years old with a FREE treasury of Jewish books and music! Every month, families enrolled in PJ Library receive a high-quality, expertly-selected and kid-tested (!) Jewish book or CD as a gift from the community. PJ Library in Greater Washington is a gift from The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, the Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies, the Bender Foundation, the Charles E. Smith Family Foundation, the David Bruce Smith Foundation, and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.
Sunday, June 7, 2:00 pm
The only thing better than finishing a great PJ Our Way book is getting to talk about it with friends! If you have read the book of the month, do not miss this opportunity to engage in meaningful conversation, ask insightful questions, and see if other people felt the same way as you. These interactive, hands-on sessions are led by Gesher Jewish Day School and PJ Our Way staff.
June 7th book: Sidetracked by Diana Harmon Asher
FROM THE JEWISH FEDERATION
The relationship you have with your grandchild(ren) need not suffer a setback in these unsettling times. Here are some suggestions for bringing your family together.
Connect with Purpose During COVID-19 Resource Center on Jconnect.
FROM PJ LIBRARY
Many Jewish overnight camps – are closing due to the coronavirus. If your child’s camp season is cancelled, here are some tips for breaking the news.
Story time snuggles are the best, and they are not reserved only for bedtime! We have collected our favorite tips for reading aloud to all ages, from babies to tweens.
Making challah is all the rage these days. From rainbow to egg-free options, these recipes are sure to please all palates.
Using found materials, this upcycled homemade treasure box helps keep wonderful little doodads contained. It is a summer art project itself and can help you practice bal tashchit, the Jewish value of not wasting.
Rugelach are little flaky pastries filled with chocolate, cinnamon, jam, or other goodies and are pretty easy to make, and kids can help too!
These resources for families who are staying home include recipes for cooking with kids, activities for learning languages, hands-on crafts, podcasts, and more.
The Jewish value of shalom bayit (peace in the home) can mean peace among all family members, among other things. These six tips can help everyone in the house keep calm and carry on.
PJ OUR WAY
Check out PJ Our Way’s picks for June! While shy Brianna worries about her upcoming bat mitzvah, kid detective Pinky Bloom is busy solving mysteries. Beni wants to be brave during the Yom Kippur War, and Curious George’s creators narrowly escape Europe during World War II. Themes of adventure, courage, friendship, and self-confidence abound this month. Remember to choose your book by June 10th!
The tween years aren’t easy for kids or their parents, especially not during a global pandemic. Read Carla Naumburg PhD’s tips on maintaining calm in the home in the face of these uncertain times.
Sunday, June 7, 2:00 pm
The only thing better than finishing a great PJ Our Way book is getting to talk about it with friends! If you have read the book of the month, do not miss this opportunity to engage in meaningful conversation, ask insightful questions, and see if other people felt the same way as you. June 7th book: Sidetracked.
Is your little one ready for preschool? We hope that you are able to find a Jewish preschool to start your child on his/her Jewish journey.
Provide your child(ren) with the building blocks for their Jewish future. Explore the options for area day schools and whether they are a good option for your child(ren).