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Every night, as parents put their children to bed, thousands of books are read to sleepy ears. What if the tales you tell your children could also enrich the Jewish values, identity, and celebrations in your family? If you are reading a PJ Library book, the stories are doing just that.

PJ (as in "pajamas") Library is a national Jewish literacy program funded by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and locally by The Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region. Children from 6 months through 8 years of age are eligible to receive free Jewish books delivered monthly to their home. Here in the Sacramento area, more than 1,500 children have participated in PJ Library! Enroll now! Please note that because of the popularity of PJ Library, our community currently has a wait list. As additional funding becomes available, your child will begin receiving PJ books on a first-come, first-served basis.

PJ Library Sacramento is more than just books though. Throughout the year we gather for special programs where you and your kids can meet new friends, celebrate Jewish holidays and have fun! These events are open to all and are a great way to connect with other families. Our monthly e-newsletter and Facebook page keep you in the know about local Jewish happenings and broader issues for Jewish parenting.

Check out other events and programs in our community! And don't forget to visit the PJ Library blog!

For more information, contact Rikki Kass at rkass@jewishsac.org.

PJ LIBRARY & PJ OUR WAY PROGRAMS

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Thursday, May 10, 6:30-9:00pm
PJ Library and Shalom School presents Zentangle Class with Nancy Leaderman
Shalom School STEAM Lab, 2320 Sierra Blvd, Sacramento
Enjoy a child-free evening with other PJ parents when Shalom School’s head-of-school, Nancy Leaderman, teaches the art of Zentangle: a relaxing and fun way to create repetitive and structured imagery through drawing. Wine and refreshments will be served. This class is for adults only; no childcare will be provided.
$18/person. Due to limited space, RSVP is required for this class. Please RSVP by May 3. Contact Rikki Kass at rkass@jewishsac.org or 916.486.0906 ext 308.

Friday, May 18, 9:30-11.30am
PJ Friday Play Date
The Jewish Federation, 2130 21st Street, Sacramento
Come bring the little ones to meet other PJ parents and PJ youngsters. We will enjoy some singing, story time and crafts before we end with a PJ Shabbat celebration. Free. Contact Rikki Kass at rkass@jewishsac.org or 916.486.0906 ext 308.

Saturday, May 19, 6:00pm
PJ Travels – PJ in Chico – Havdallah and Ice Cream
Congregation Beth Israel, 1336 Hemlock St, Chico
PJ is hitting the road and going to Chico! Say goodbye to Shabbat and hello to Shavuot with PJ Library and Congregation Beth Israel. We will have a family-friendly Havdallah ceremony, with a special Havdallah-themed craft, followed by an ice cream social to celebrate the beginning of Shavuot. This event is for kids 5 and older. Free. Contact Rikki Kass at rkass@jewishsac.org or 916.486.0906 ext 308.

Sunday, May 20, 10:00am
PJ Travels – PJ in Chico – Menchkins
Congregation Beth Israel, 1336 Hemlock St, Chico
PJ is hitting the road and going to Chico! Celebrate Shavuot with a special PJ Library Menchkins program. We will sing some PJ songs, read a Shavuot story and make arts & crafts. Bring a vegetarian, peanut-free treat to share! This event is for kids 5 and younger. Free. Contact Rikki Kass at rkass@jewishsac.org or 916.486.0906 ext 308.

Contact Rikki Kass at rkass@jewishsac.org or 916.486.0906 ext 308.