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April 2021
April is here so spring can't be far away. Somehow everything feels lighter.
We hope you enjoy your PJ Library books and please try join us at one of our virtual programs.
PJ Our Way families remember to choose your books between the 1st and 10th of the month. If your child is 8 1/2 or older, register for PJ Our Way - registration is not automatic and I cannot do it for you.
We also have a Canada wide PJOW program on Sunday April 25th - the highlight for me will be getting an update from the Ramon Foundation in Israel about the next Israeli space mission and how we can be involved! Details below.
Please remember to let me know if your address has changed.
Enjoy the sunshine!

Kathie Wainer | PJ Library Manager
VIRTUAL PJ PROGRAMS
Friday April 9 | 5:30pm
BTZ Family Shabbat and Hang with PJ Library
Friday April 9 | 5:30-6:15pm | Zoom

Shabbat and Hang helps you start Shabbat right; with lots of ruach (spirit) and kehilah (community). Two different Zoom streams available depending on age. If you have any questions please contact Jonah jpotasznik@bethtzedec.ca or Kathie:kwainer@jewishcalgary.org
Every Friday at 10am
Virtual PJ Tot Shabbat
Fridays 10 am | Zoom

The most fun you can have on zoom!
Join Karina and Kathie for a half hour program celebrating Shabbat and Holidays through song, dance and brachot.
Email Kathie for the zoom link and more information.
PLEASE NOTE THERE IS NO TOT SHABBAT ON FRIDAY APRIL 2ND.
Sunday April 25 | 2:00pm
PJ Our Way
What's Jewish about Rocketships?
Sunday April 25 | 2:00pm | Zoom

Join six PJ Library communities across Canada and discover the connection between Israel and space. Mad Science will lead an interactive "build your own rocketship" and The Ramon Foundation will give us a sneak peak into the next Israeli Space Mission - and we can be involved!
Register online: kwainer@jewishcalgary.org
Zoom link and the rocketship materials will be provided on registration.
This program is suitable for kids 7-12 and their families
YOM HAZIKARON | YOM HAATZMAUT
Tuesday April 13th | 6:00pm | Wednesday April 14th | 6:00pm
Tuesday April 13 | 6:00pm
Yom HaZikaron: The Power of Jewish Peoplehood Through Personal and Collective Mourning

Listen to an intimate conversation about loss and the healing power of personal and collective mourning as shared by Israelis who know the heartache and anguish from their own experiences.
Free Tickets: Yom HaZikaron:
Wednesday April 16| 6:00pm
Yom HaAtzmaut: Moments of Pride Through Israeli Innovation

Seventy-three years after its founding, Israel is full of innovative social entrepreneurs. On Israeli Independence Day meet three of these entrepreneurs whose work has advanced innovations in cybersecurity, agriculture, and emergency health care. Each one will be interviewed by a renowned Israeli author from their own company’s headquarters.
Free Tickets: Yom HaAtzmaut:
SCHOOL REGISTRATION

Registration is open for both our Jewish Day Schools.
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Learn more about the traditions of this minor holiday and fun ways to celebrate it.

These 9 ideas will keep your family giggling all the way from sundown on Friday through sundown on Saturday and beyond.

Celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut by reading books, watching videos, making Israeli food, and more.

Take a culinary tour of Israel right in your own home with these 5 kid-approved recipes.
Check out the four fantastic PJ Our Way selections for April 2021! Read letters from an autistic girl who dreams of playing baseball, trace (via graphic novel) one family’s perilous journey, follow a girl’s early 20th century adventure through the American Southwest, or join a group of gamers as they solve a real-life mystery. Whether you’re interested in history, sports, action, or just a great story, any of these books is sure to have you hooked. Make your choice by April 10th!
Looking for fun, easy, and delicious recipes? You’ve come to the right place! All the videos feature simple directions for flavorful food. This fun cooking content was made for PJ Our Way kids, by PJ Our Way kids. Grab your spatula and get ready to make something tasty!

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,
Sam Ousher Switzer Chairtable Foundation,
Darlene Switzer-Foster,
Amy Wainer and Eric Dantzig,
Kathie and Stephen Wainer, Fanny Wedro

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