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January 2020
Hi friends
Can you believe it's 2020?
We hope you had a wonderful Chanukah break and enjoyed special family time. Thank you for all the adorable photos of your kids wearing their PJ aprons. Keep them coming.
For our PJ Our Way families , don't forget to log on to your account and choose your January books. For parents of children who are 81/2 to 12, please register for PJ Our Way. Registration is not automatic and I cannot do it for you. Don't miss out on this next step in PJ Library - its for the kids, by the kids and is totally to PJ.
Rememeber to let me know if you have moved or added to your family, or if you know of a new family who should join the PJ PJOW family.
Happy 2020!
Kathie Wainer, PJ Library Manager
kwainer@jewishcalgary.org | 403-537-8592
PJ Goes to Preschool
PJ Goes to Preschool
Thursday January 23rd
9:30am - 11am | Calgary Jewish Academy
Join us at CJA's Open House. Experience a morning of preschool with your friends, meet the teachers, staff and parents.
Registration is required by January 20th. 
For more information and to register please email Kathie:   or the school at  info@cja.ab.ca .

PJ Goes to Preschool
Thursday February 6th 
9:30am - 11am | Halpern Akiva Academy
Join us at Halpern Akiva's Open House. Experience a morning of preschool with your friends, meet the teachers, staff and parents.
Registration is required by February 3rd.
For more information and to register please email Kathie: or the school at  office@akiva.ca.
PJ Tot Shabbat
PJ Library®Tot Shabbat
Friday, January 10 and 24
9:45 - 10:00am start
Calgary JCC
Join PJ Library® for our popular musical half-hour to 45-minute class focusing on the festive feeling of Shabbat and holidays through songs and movement, with brachot and challah. There is no charge for this program and no need to register. Everyone is welcome but please note that this program is suitable for children who are not yet in preschool. Please email  Kathie : or phone 403-537-8592 for more information.
Next Tot Shabbat dates:
February 7 and 21
March 6 and 20
April 3 and 17
May 1 and 15
June 5 and 19
MAKE PLANS TO GET TOGETHER IN 2020
Many of you have applied for and hosted get togethers and we would like to encourage everyone to invite some friends over, or make plans with other families to Get Together in 2020. It's easy.
For more information and to apply visit PJ Get Together .
If you need ideas or resources, please contact Kathie .
Remember you can host up to four gatherings and receive $100 for each get together!
PJ Library Listen is where you'll find family-friendly story podcasts, sleepytime tunes for toddlers, holiday playlists and dance mixes for all ages, read-alouds, and sing-alongs. There's something for everyone with new featured content each month.

Lending your family’s time to repair the world can make a really big difference , no matter how small or big the act may be.

Sibling rivalry is common, but there are some ways parents can help manage arguments and reinforce cooperation among children.

Are you looking for a delicious dish for Shabbat dinners that everyone can enjoy? This savory kugel is dairy-, egg-, and gluten-free and a definite crowd pleaser. And if you make kugel on another night to enjoy? We won’t tell anyone!
Follow the heartfelt story of an Israeli girl facing challenges at her new school; join a Dutch boy’s perilous adventure after a shipwreck in Spain; read about someone who struggles with her identity while applying to a prestigious art school; or find out how one kid’s newfound interest in running changes his life in more ways than one. Whether you’re interested in contemporary or historical fiction, arts or sports, school or travel, you’re sure to find a book to enjoy this month. Be sure to make your choice by January 10th !

Nosh & Nibble is the all-new cooking and crafting show brought to you by Kosher.com and PJ Library, featuring PJ Our Way member Rylee from Woodmere, NY. It’s FOR kids, BY kids, ABOUT kids!  
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS
Calgary Jewish Federation's UJA, The Harold Grinspoon Foundation, 
Shoshanna and Zeev Berger, Esther Bernstein, B'nai Brith Lodge 739,
 Cathy and Marty Cole, Jackie Halpern and Glenn Solomon, 
Ila and Barry Hardin,  Marilyn Libin, Beth and Lorne Price, 
 Andria and Greg Rodin, Lenny and Faigel Shapiro,
Evelyn Sheftel-Shapiro, Ida and Sam Switzer,
Amy Wainer and Eric Dantzig,
Kathie and Stephen Wainer, Fanny Wedro