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November 2021
Hi friends
Can you believe its Chanukah at the end of the month!
Our PJ books are Chanukah themed to get you in the holiday spirit, and we are once again Celebrating Chanukah @ Home with our bags and online programs.
Please remember to let me know if your address has changed and if you know of a new baby or a new family to Calgary who can join our PJ community.
Chag Chanukah Sameach!

Kathie Wainer | PJ Library Manager
kwainer@jewishcalgary.org | 403-537-8592
Registration is ONLINE at jewishcalgary.org
Limited amounts of bags available
Wednesday December 1
6:00 pm | Zoom
Celebrate Chanukah with us!
Light the Fourth Candle
Sing Chanukah Songs
Bake Chanukah Cookies

Join Kathie, Karina and Moreh Jonah as PJ Library, Kesher and Beth Tzedec celebrate the fourth night of Chanukah!
Email Kathie to register
PJ Virtual Tot Shabbat Chanukah!
Friday November 26
Friday December 3
10am on Zoom
Join Karina and Kathie and your PJ Tot Shabbat friends for a half hour of Chanukah songs, brachot and Shabbat fun!
Email Kathie for the zoom link

Email Kathie to register!
This year, Hanukkah will begin in the evening on Sunday, November 28 and end in the evening on Monday, December 6.

If your child attends a secular or public school, you may be invited to teach a short lesson about Hanukkah to their class. In PJ Library’s quick guide for the “Hanukkah Parent,” you’ll find story suggestions and activity ideas for three age groups: preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school.

Go beyond latkes and jelly donuts with this list of tasty dishes from all over the world that your family can enjoy during Hanukkah this year.

PJ Library has two brand new storytelling podcasts! In the Hanukkah episode of Afternoons With Mimi (great for ages 2 to 5), Mimi tells her young grandchild a kid-friendly version of the Hanukkah story and explains some of the ways we celebrate. In Beyond the Bookcase (geared towards ages 6 to 12), our heroes take us for a tale of courage in the unbelievable land of Mashal, where Jack Be Nimble is jumping over ... a hanukkiyah!
Check out the four great books that PJ Our Way is offering for selection this November! Find out what it was like to become a kid spy in World War II. Choose a story that shows how the power of observation can save lives. Follow one family's wacky vacation from freezing Canada to tropical Florida where a team of tweens helps save the career of a Jewish comedian. And see what life was like for sisters who escaped the Nazis and were adopted by new families in a new country. Pick your next book by November 10th!


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