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February 2021
So happy it's February!
There's the Family Day long weekend AND Purim, the holiday that feels like it was made for families, to look forward to.
Please remember to let me know if your address has changed, if you have added to your family, and if you know of a new family who we should welcome.
It's time to choose your books, PJ Our Way families - and if your child is 8 1/2 or older, please regsiter for PJ Our Way. Registration is not automatic and I cannot do it for you.
And don't forget your parents can sign up for PJ Grandparents and join in the fun.
Stay safe!

Kathie

Kathie Wainer
kwainer@jewishcalgary.org | 403-537-8592
PJ PURIM PROGRAMS
PJ PURIM PUPPET PLAY
Sunday February 21 @ 10am

Create your own Purim puppets, dress up in your favourite Purim costumes and join Rabbi Ilana for
PJ Purim Puppet Play!
Limited quantities of PJ Purim Puppet Kits are available for pick up between Tuesday February 16 - Friday February 19 at the JCC*  
You do not need a kit to participate!
Email Kathie to register.
This program is suitable for children under 8 years old.
* Alternative pick up arrangemens can be made
HANDS ON HAMENTASHEN BAKE
Wednesday February 24 @ 6:30pm

Who doesn't love Hamentashen? 

Our Holiday Baking Series continues with Chef Sara who will teach us how to make our favourite Purim treat - Hamentashen! 
Learn new skills and have lots of fun deciding on different fillings.
Ingredients list and Zoom link will be provided on registration.
Email: Kathie to register
VIRTUAL PJ TOT SHABBAT PURIM
Friday February 26 @ 10am

Come in your favourite Purim costume, invite your parents, grandparents and everyone who loves you, and let's enjoy a virtual Purim Tot Shabbat together!
Celebrate Purim and Shabbat with Karina and Kathie with songs, stories and brachot.
Email:Kathie for the zoom link
PJ PROGRAMS
BAKE CHALLAH AT HOME
Thursday February 11 @ 10am
Back by popular demand and in time for Teacher's Convention days off.
Join Nessie and Kathie for a hands-on, fun-filled Challah Bake and Braid class.
Ingredients list and zoom link will be provided on registration.
Email: Kathie:  to register
VIRTUAL PJ TOT SHABBAT
Every Friday morning @ 10am

The most fun you can have on zoom! Join Karina and Kathie for a half hour program celebrating shabbat and holidays with songs, dance and brachot (blessings).
Email Kathie for the zoom link
Invite your parents!

Learn how to prepare for Havdalah, Shabbat’s closing ritual, with these family-friendly activity ideas.

Every February is JDAIM - Jewish Disability Inclusion Month. Learn how you can raise disability awareness and support efforts to foster inclusion in Jewish communities worldwide.

Get a head start on your Purim plans by making these super-easy hamantaschen, triangular cookies that are traditionally eaten on Purim. Pro tip: Let them cool after they are done, and stick them in the freezer to be enjoyed later (or now).

Purim this year falls on the eve of February 25 and ends on the eve of February 26. Get into the celebrating mood with these activities, recipes, podcasts, and more.
Read about the realistic struggles of a school play, choose your own adventure in 1492 Spain, find out what happens when a girl joins an all-boys wrestling team, or learn about Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot. Remember to pick your book by February 10!

Almost 150 kids applied to be a part of the PJ Our Way National Design Team this year! PJ Our Way selected 14 outstanding kids for the team who will create video trailers, polls, reviews, and blog posts for the books on the PJ Our Way website. Learn more about them and stay tuned for their awesome projects!

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