The most exciting day of the month in the Rubenstein home in Naples is the day PJ Library books arrive in their mailbox. Jude is 6 and Matias is 5.
“Each month they get so excited to get their own gift, addressed directly to them,” says Michael Rubenstein, Jude’s and Matias’s dad. “The books are beautiful. They’re beautifully illustrated and great stories about Jewish holidays or Jewish values.”
Michael Rubenstein, the children’s father, says he loves the books almost as much as the kids. “The boys love reading PJ books and I like them because they help me to be a good parent and raise kind and caring children.”
Michael Rubenstein grew up in Fort Myers, and lived in Naples for the last 5 years. His children went to the Preschool of the Arts (POTA) at the Chabad for Pre-Kindergarten. They are currently members of Temple Shalom, where his kids also attend Sunday/Religious School. Additionally, Michael is a member of the Men’s Cultural Alliance (MCA) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples (JFGN), the Israel Advocacy Committee of the JFGN, Families with Young Children group of the JFGN, and is a Board Member and on the Finance Committee with the JFGN as well.