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PJ Library of Greater Long Beach
February 2014
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BulletAlpert JCC Preschool
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BulletAbout Special Needs
BulletIntroducing JDAM
BulletFamilies Read
BulletMaking Challah
Bullet'Photo Friday' Series
Feb. Books

AGES 6 MONTHS TO 2 YRS

When It's Purim

 

AGES 2 TO 3 YRS

It's Party Time: A Purim Story

 

AGES 3 TO 4 YRS

 The Better-than-Best Purim

 

AGES 4 TO 5 YRS

The Mystery Bear

The Mystery Bear

AGES 5 TO 6 YRS

The Magic Pomegranate

AGES 6 TO 7 YRS

Barnyard Purim

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February is a good month to celebrate differences, as it brings us both Black History and Jewish Disability Awareness.

Adam Yehidi Nivrah, literally meaning "every person is a unique creation," is a fundamental Jewish value. We can celebrate the uniqueness in each living being by taking joy in the qualities that make each of us extraordinary (and by reading PJ books that celebrate such differences).

 

PJ Library welcomes the enrollment of any child, at any one of our age groups a parent feels is appropriate. If you have child who is older than the ages covered by PJ Library, but who would nonetheless benefit from PJ Library books, please contact us.

 

May we all take joy in the gifts of difference.

 

Megan Donaldson
PJ Library Administrator
pjlibrary@jewishlongbeach.org

Holiday Hints

PJ & JDAM Reads       

PJ Library joins the broad support of Jewish Disability Awareness Month this year with the children's book selection of Cakes and Miracles for use in the JDAM Reads initiative.

 

Read for Disability Awareness  

Parenting Matters

Respecting Differences

February's Black History Month and Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month present the chance for children to learn about diversity and the Jewish value of adam yehidi nivra.

 

Celebrate Uniqueness  

Summer Camp Scholarships

PJ Goes to Camp incentive awards (scholarships) for the summer of 2014 are still available for students at public and non-Jewish private schools. Interested families should contact PJGTC@HGF.org.

 

Incentive grants for students who attend a Jewish day school are fully subscribed. PJ Goes to Camp is no longer accepting names for the waiting list for day school students.

 

PJ Goes to Camp Info & Application  

Community Calendar
Friday, Feb. 14 @ 10 a.m.
My First Jewish Play Date
Hosted by Temple Israel
  
Join us for our next session of "My First Jewish Play Date." This program is designed for parents with flexible work schedules and their little ones. We will sing songs, play games and enjoy some challah and juice before Shabbat!
FREE OF CHARGE
Friday, Feb. 21 @ 6 p.m.
Tot Shabbat
Led by Kelly Cooper Perler
at Temple Israel  
Our Tot Shabbat is a fun, informal, child-centered Shabbat service, designed especially for children ages newborn through kindergarten and their loved ones. Through songs, prayers, stories and Torah time, children will love this service. Includes a Shabbat Kiddush and free pizza dinner
PLEASE RSVP (562) 434-0996
Saturday, Feb. 22 @ 10 a.m.
Shabbat ShaPARK Shalom
Hosted by Temple Israel 
Come join us for our next Shabbat ShaPARK Shalom! It is designed for families with young children ages newborn to 4 years old. Come meet other parents and celebrate Shabbat with us at the playground. Kids can play. Parents can chat. Shabbat singing and challah too!
FREE OF CHARGE
At Marina Vista Park Playground
(near the tennis courts)
Friday, Feb. 28 @ 6 p.m.
Family Shabbat Dinner
Hosted by Alpert JCC 
Please join us for a Shabbat candle lighting and blessings at the Alpert JCC. There will be a Vegetarian Mexican food buffet
$6 per person
Please RSVP to Katie @ (562) 426-7601 ext. 1024
Friday, March 7 @ 3 p.m.
PJ Library of Greater LB's Hamentaschenpalooza 
Hosted by Temple Israel  

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Easy costume and craft ideas for Purim, recipes for all the holidays, kosher recipes and also some great parenting ideas on how to get your kids to do chores, avoid tantrums and dealing with that fun 'why?' phase!



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