Hello PJ Families!

It was so great seeing you all at our Book Swap event at the "Can U Dig It" Playground! I loved meeting new families and am looking forward to getting to know you all better.

Make sure to join us at the Celebrations Around the World event on Thursday, November 30th from 5:00-8:00 PM at the Shoppes at Vanderbilt. It is a free community event and PJ Library will be there getting ready to celebrate Chanukah!

We will be having our own Chanukah event at the Collier County Library- Headquarters Branch on Tuesday, December 5th at 5:30 PM for children of all ages and their families! Get ready for dreidel spinning, music, crafts, snacks, friends, and of course, Chanukah stories! We will have special guest, Ms. Jane, making Chanukah music with all of us! Please register on the library website for December events!

On December 11th at 5:00 PM, PJ Library will have a booth at the wonderful Chanukah event at Mercato in Naples. Please come by, visit us, and celebrate! Come for menorah lighting, entertainment, music, food, and fun! Please register at www.jewishnaples.org for this free event so that we can plan accordingly.

Please be sure to follow PJ Library - Federation of Greater Naples on Facebook and @naplespjlibrary on Instagram for upcoming events and up to date info on all things local for PJ Library.

Amber Ferren
Coordinator for PJ Library & PJ Our Way
  • PJ Our Way kids have until the 10th of the month to log in and choose their next middle-grade book or graphic novel.

  • We could all use some uplifting sights, sounds, and stories of Israel right now. Here’s a collection that’s great for kids.

Here are two ways to get advice from noted expert Dr. Sivan Zakai on discussing the tragic situation in Israel with children:

  • Read her article in Kveller, called “How to Talk to Kids About What’s Happening in Israel Right Now.”

  • The Jewish Education Project hosted a webinar with Dr. Zakai to support adults having these challenging conversations with kids. Watch the recording here.

  • Jewish Federation of Greater Naples
  • Irene Adler
  • Estelle & Stuart Price
  • Bebe and Steve Saks
  • Phyllis Seaman
  • Solot & Karp Family Foundation

I’m so excited to be working with the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples and PJ Library to assist families with young children become more engaged in the Jewish community here in Naples.

I would love to hear from you.

Amber Ferren
PJ Library Coordinator
Jewish Federation of Greater Naples