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May 2020
Hi friends

It's May and at leasther is warmer at least. We can look forward to Mothers Day, the May long weekend and spending time outside - safely.
Please remember to let me know if you have moved or added to your family, or if there is a new family we can welcome to PJ Library.
And please email me if you want to chat/vent or have any questions.
Let's say connected even if we're separated.


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

If you have a child who is 81/2 or older, please register for PJ Our Way - the next chapter of PJ Library.
Registgration is not automatic with your PJ Library subscription.
Despite the challenges we are facing right now, Calgary Jewish Federation and our community agencies and institutions haven't stopped serving Jewish Calgarians. We have created   JEWISH CALGARY TOGETHER   an online hub where you can find virtual programs and events, resources, and opportunities for volunteering or assisting with other needs in our community. If you are not receiving these notifications please Email Kathie.
  Virtual PJ LibraryTot Shabbat
Every Friday morning at 10:00

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 975 6601 8580

Bring your own kids, dancing shoes and props and we will provide the songs and fun!

Email  Kathie for more information.

 Online registration for Calgary Jewish Academy and
Halpern Akiva Academy is now open.

For more information and to register please visit:
Before and after school, and day care options are offered.

Please Email Kathie if you have any questions.
A global day of unity is scheduled to take place on Giving Tuesday, May 5 as an emergency response to COVID-19.
The JCC is organizing a community outreach program supporting the Calgary Food Bank.
From May 5 to 8 (10am to noon daily), the JCC is asking people to drop off food bank items in our parking lot, with everyone remaining in their vehicles .
If your kids are interested in cooking on their own, these easy recipes for Shavuot can mostly be made with very little help from a grown-up.

While it’s not as widely celebrated as Passover or as raucous as Purim, Shavuot is a fun, kid-friendly holiday your family will love.

Take a culinary tour of Israel right in your own home!  Experiment with foods that you might already have in your pantry and test these five popular foods from Israel that are sure to be a hit with your family.

Learning Hebrew doesn’t need to be difficult. This list of easy-to-access resources includes apps, books, online sources, videos and more, guaranteeing fun for the whole family.
Find out what happens when Chloe has to choose between friend groups, or follow Cobber as he navigates his rapidly changing family life. Join a grandfather-granddaughter duo as they weather a cataclysmic event together, or just kick back and solve some Jewish-themed brainteasers. A wide-ranging mix of lighthearted, serious, interesting, and fun, any of these four books would make a great choice this month. Make your selection by May 10th !

PJ Our Way hosted a three-part, kids-only webinar series that covered video editing, author communication, and creative writing. Participants got to build new skills while interacting with kids from all over the US and Canada. Check out the recap - - and some of their awesome projects -- here!

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