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OCTOBER 2019

Wishing you a new year filled with happiness, love and only good things!

Kathie

Sunday, October 6
A Fall Family Adventure
10:30am - Noon
Calgary Corn Maze
Children under 10 free
Adults $17
Celebrate Sukkot, the fall and nature with an adventure filled morning at the corn maze.
Registration will close at noon on Wednesday October 2nd
 
Sunday, October 20
10th Annual Smoothies in the Sukkah
10:30am - Noon
Beth Tzedec Sukkah
No charge

Join us for stories, crafts, snack and our fabulous smoothies.
Please register online by October 15th so we can prepare for you.
 
Friday October 4 and
Friday October 18
PJ Tot Shabbat
10am - 10:45am
Calgary JCC
Join us for our popular Tot Shabbat program for children not yet in preschool.
Although children may be too young for some of the rituals associated with Yom Kippur, like fasting, there are still meaningful ways for them to get involved and learn about the holiday.

When you’re a good neighbor, you contribute to your community, make people happy, and turn the world into an all-around better place. These adorable, brightly illustrated stories are all about building community and friendship between neighbors.

Sukkot, the fall holiday of thanksgiving, starts five days after Yom Kippur and lasts for a week. The most popular tradition of Sukkot is building, decorating, and spending time (even sleeping!) inside a hut called a sukkah. This quick guide is chock-full of ideas for kids of all ages.

Since Simchat Torah is a joyful holiday, there are lots of wonderful ways to involve kids. Traditionally, families dance, decorate flags, and start the next annual cycle of reading. Here are seven ways to mark Simchat Torah with your family
Check out PJ Our Way’s choices for October! This month, travel back to Victorian London for an eleven-year-old chimney sweep’s fantasy-adventure; find out about the life of a world-famous fashion designer; follow a kid and his family as they escape the Nazis in France; or relate to a sixth-grade girl as she balances family, friends, and Hanukkah. No matter which of these awesome books your child picks, make sure your child chooses by October 10th!
 
In The Path of Names , main character Dahlia gets into some spooky situations at her Jewish summer camp. PJ Our Way National Content Team members Hanah, Nathalie, and Rylee got the chance to ask author Ari Goelman some serious and funny questions about it – watch the video to find out what he had to say!


PJ Get Togethers are back!
We are inviting all PJ Library and PJ Our Way families to Get Together with at least two other families raising Jewish children and we will reimburse you (up to $100USD).  Remember - it doesn't have to be perfect - it just has to be together!
Apply     and let us know what you are planning to do. Once approved, enjoy your get together and let us know what you did (and how much fun you had) and you will receive your reimbursement via a no-fee debit Mastercard.
PJ Get Togethers are administered through PJ Head Office.
C lick here  for more   information.

Attention PJ Library® Parents and Grandparents
PJ Grandparents can receive the gift of PJ Library books too!
Register at  pjlibrary.org/enrollGP  and receive two PJ Library books in the mail and special grandparent resources.
Grandparents must have grandchildren enrolled in PJ Library (anywhere in North America) and multiple grandparent households can sign up.

 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