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September 2020
September is always a special and busy month. The weather changes, and many of us have new beginnings (jobs/school/day care) and routines to navigate. And we have the High Holidays to look forward to. This year will be different for everyone in every way and one we will always remember.

Please let me know if you have moved or added to your family, or perhaps you have met someone who has moved to Calgary and should join our PJ family.

Wishing you a Happy New Year - and may this year be good for all of us.


Kathie Wainer | PJ Library Program Manager

Bag pick up: Sunday September 13 | 9:30 - Noon | Calgary JCC *
Holiday Zoom : Wednesday September 16 | 5:00pm

Thank you for your overwhelming response to this program! We are sold out and unable to offer more bags.
We will be happy to mail you our new PJ High Holidays at Home Resource Guide which is included in the bags and you can still register for the holiday zoom on Wednesday September 16th.
Please Email Kathie if you are interested.


Virtual PJ Library Tot Shabbat
Every Friday morning at 10:00

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 948 9986 8260

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

Email Kathie for more information.
PJ Library has created a free, everything-you-need family guide to help celebrate what may be your family’s first High Holidays spent entirely at home. It includes holiday info, answers to common questions, and fun activities that will help create lasting memories.
Are you staying close to home for the High Holidays this year? Follow these steps to enjoy a virtual family dinner experience to start your new year.
Yom Kippur is a great time to think about ways to show kindness to the people we care about. Here’s a craft to help encourage the process!
Has your family tried mindfulness? Here are some simple tips and techniques to get started.
Enter Here For Powered by OneTable, a new community-wide, collaborative platform supporting home-hosted ritual and virtual gatherings from Rosh Hashanah through Simchat Torah.
PJ Our Way is offering four awesome picks for September! The Who Is/Who Was series features Ruth Bader Ginsburg, while Noah Green solves a wild mystery at Camp Challah. Julian tackles the seventh grade in Twerp’s sequel, and Abby survives summer school with a little creativity. Biography, camp, contemporary, friendship … The choice is yours. Be sure to select a book by the 10th!
Join the PJ Our Way National Design Team
Know a creative kid who loves reading books, making videos, and writing blog posts? Applications for the National Design Team open September 15th! 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