PJ Library and PJ Our Way in Monterey County
The PJ Library (PJ as in pajamas) provides your family with a FREE treasury of Jewish books and music. Children up to age 9 within Monterey County are eligible to subscribe. It is easy to enroll! To enroll click here or visit the PJ Library website to enroll.
PJ Our Way is for kids ages 8 ½ – 11 who are ready to graduate from picture books into chapter books. Parents give their children permission to go on-line and choose their monthly book (it is NOT chosen for them, they must actively select a book each month). Similar to PJ Library, the subscription is free. Go to the PJ Our Way website to enroll.
If you do not live with a young child, please pass the mailing on to someone else. Whether you’re a parent, a grandparent, or friend of someone with young children, please help us share news of this special program with Jewish families throughout the Monterey County area who have children through age 9. Are there children you love who live outside of this community? You are welcome to purchase a gift subscription for them. Please visit www.pjlibrary.org/gift.php or call The PJ Library at (413) 439-1981 to find out the details.
Our thanks go to the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, Women for Reform Judaism and the Hornik Family Foundation who underwrite this worthy program allowing your children their free subscriptions.
Children ages 2 1/2 – 5, with a parent, are invited to celebrate the Jewish holidays on a monthly basis with experienced Early Childhood Educator, Chinanit Kershner. The children will learn about the holidays with a PJ Library story and a craft. Families are encouraged to sign up for the 9 month series at $40, but drop-in attendance is welcome at $10 for each program. Call the CBI office at (831) 624-2015 or email DirectorLouise@aol.com.
Program Dates: Saturdays from 10:30am – 12:00pm
|High Holidays||September 15, 2018|
|Shabbat||November 3, 2018|
|Chanukah||December 1, 2018|
|Tu B’Shevat||January 26, 2019|
|PJ Storytime||February 23, 2019|
|Purim||March 16, 2019|
|Passover||April 6, 2019|
|Yom Ha’atzmaut||May 4, 2019|
|Shavuot||June 8, 2019|
My Munchkin and Me
Looking for Jewish community? A parenting discussion group? Playtime for your little one? It is all here in this acclaimed monthly program!
My Munchkin & Me meets one Sunday a month from 9:30 – 11:00. This is a parallel program for parents and children. Little ones either attend Religious School, or gather with Early Childhood Educator Kerri Goldberg and two assistants to create a craft and hear a story. Parents meet together in a separate room to discuss parenting issues as presented in the “How to Raise a Jewish Child” by Anita Diamant and Karen Kushner.
The 7 month program series costs only $18 (thanks to the Harold Grinspoon Foundation), which includes the book as well as adult and children’s snacks. Drop-in participation is $5 per session.
Program Dates: Sundays from 9:30am – 11:00am