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January 2021
Hi Friends
I'm so happy to welcome 2021!
Its been a long dark winter and we plan to start 2021 with music. We have a Havdalah program on Saturday 16th to bring in some light, warmth and music into your homes, and a fabulous Children's Concert featuring our PJ favourites on Sunday 24th. And don't forget our Virtual PJ Tot Shabbat resumes on the 8th with music and Shabbat fun for everyone.
Please remember to let me know if your address has changed. We cannot replace lost books.
PJ Our Way families it's time to choose your books (between the 1st and the 10th of this month) - and for those children who are 8 1/2 you can now register for PJOW. Registration is not automatic and I cannot do it for you.
Looking forward to a fun virtual 2021 programming year - and here's hoping we can have some in-person gatherings in the future.
Be safe!


Kathie Wainer PJ Library and PJ Our Way Program Manager
Saturday January 16 | 6:30pm
with PJ Library and Beth Tzedec

Join Cantor Russ, Moreh Jonah and your PJ Library friends for an interactive Havdalah. Let's start the week and the 2021 programming year with music, candles and fun for the whole family.
Email Kathie to register.
There is the option of a Havdalah @ Home Kit for pick up at the JCC.
Every Friday at 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!
Note: No Tot Shabbat on January 1st
Sunday January 24 | 10am
Children's Tu B Shvat Celebration

Join JKids Radio favourites Rick Recht, Joanie Leed, Shira Kline, Ellen Allard and Mr G for an interactive children's concert.
Registration details and more information to follow
Do you know of a new baby in our community? Have you added to your family?

PJ Library now sends books to children from the day they are born! No need to wait until they are six months old to register.
Please Email Kathie to register or to let her know of a baby (or new family) who should join our PJ Family.
Let's share the magic of PJ Library with everyone.
Tu B’Shevat is the holiday often described as Jewish Earth Day, and PJ Library is celebrating with a donation to the National Forest Foundation (NFF). The money will help NFF plant trees in America’s national forests. Each tree costs a dollar to plant and PJ Library will match every donation up to a total of $50,000.

PJ Library encourages families to plant for today and plant for tomorrow. If you're feeling inspired by your special microgreens growing kit and accompanying story, “The Carob Tree,” you will love these other books too.

Join narrator Rita Toomey for an early afternoon walk to meet the characters of the story, “The Carob Tree.” Enjoy this beautiful re-imagining of the Talmudic story of Honi the Circle Maker.

Join PJ Library for family-friendly activities during the five-day (mostly) online festival that will help us connect to the Jewish values around Tu B’Shevat.
See the Purim story through the eyes of Queen Esther’s newest handmaiden or follow Tris as he competes on a kids’ reality cooking show. Find out what happens when Anna’s cousin comes to stay, or ride along with Marcel as he cycles for his country. Whether you’re looking for historical fiction, a contemporary story, new recipes, or cute kittens, you’re sure to find your next great read in one of these books. Be sure to make your choice by the 10th!

Introducing PJ Our Way's hub for all things green. Kids tell us about their gardens, author Joanne Levy shares a DIY growing idea, and more!


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