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September 2021
Hi friends
So its September already! How did that happen? For many its back to school, or the first day of school or preschool or day care. We're thinking of you.
We have good news for families of children who are now elibible to register for PJ Our Way ( 8 1/2 and up): Registration is now automatic and you will receive an email with details on how to create your account.
For our current PJOW families, please remember to choose your books by the 10th of the month. We have an awesome selection this month.
Please remember to let me know if you know of a new family in Calgary who would like to join PJ Library and if you have a change of address.
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! May it bring only good things for all of us.

Kathie Wainer | PJ Library Manager
403-537-8592 | kwainer@jewishcalgary.org

The most fun you can have on zoom!**

Join Karina and Kathie
Friday morning at 10am
for an interactive half hour of songs, stories and brachot (blessings)
celebrating the joy of Shabbat and Holidays

Friday September 3 - Rosh Hashanah
Friday September 24 - Sukkot
Friday October 1,8,15,22 and 29
Friday November 5,12 and 19
Friday November 26 - Chanukah
Friday December 3 - Chanukah
Friday December 10 and 17

Email Kathie for the Zoom Link
and for more information

** We are hoping to be in-person and on zoom in January 2022

While children may be too young for some of the rituals associated with Yom Kippur, like fasting, here are 4 ways that kids can participate.

Explore Rosh Hashanah, the Ten Days of Returning, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah with this free and beautiful fall holidays guide from PJ Library.

Whether you live in an apartment building, on a cul de sac, or out in the country, there are lots of ways to build and decorate your own sukkah for Sukkot.

Did you enjoy receiving your Perpetual Jewish Calendar last month? We have even more resources to keep your family learning and celebrating the exciting turns of the Jewish year.
In this month’s book options, two girls’ friendship faces the ultimate test, a magical clay creature helps a couple of outcasts find where they fit in, a kid becomes curious about her Jewish identity, and everyone’s favorite rabbi returns to the Wild West. Verse, prose, or graphic novel, find your next great read from PJ Our Way this month. Choose your book by the 10th!

Know a creative kid who loves reading books, making videos, and writing blog posts? Applications for the National Design Team are open until September 30th! Team members get early access to PJ Our Way books, create original projects, build skills, and meet other kids from all different regions. All PJ Our Way kids from the US and Canada are invited to apply! Contact designteam@pjourway.org for more information.

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