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September 2019

Hi friends
Can't believe that its already September!
Our supersized newsletter is filled with lots of information for you - so please read carefully and register when applicable. Don't wait.
Rememebr to please let me know if there are new families to Calgary who we can welcome to our PJ Library and PJ Our Way family, new babies to welcome and let me know if your address has changed.

Kathie Wainer |PJ Library Program Manager

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Sunday September 22
PJ Celebrates Rosh Hashanah
10:30am - Noon
Chinook Honey Company
$5 child | $10 adult | children under 2 free

Meet at Chinook Honey Company and celebrate the new year learning about bess, honey and Rosh Hashanah!
Registration required and there are very few tickets still available.
Sunday October 6

A Fall Family Adventure 
10:30am - Noon
Calgary Corn Maze
Children under 2 free |$14 per participant*(regularly $19.95) 

Celebrate the fall, nature and Sukkot with an adventure filled morning!
Meet at the Corn Maze and enjoy Sukkot stories, treats and a treasure hunt in the corn maze, and stay for the Pumpkin Festival (activities include face painting, pony rides and pumpkin decorating).
Registration opens on September 16 on a first come first serve basis and will close when all spots are taken.

*Please email Kathie if you need special accommodations
Sunday October 20
PJ Library ® and Beth Tzedec Congregation
10th Annual Smoothies in the Sukkah
Sunday October 20 | 10:30am - Noon
Beth Tzedec Sukkah

Join us for stories, crafts, snacks and of course our famous fabulous smoothies. 
There is no charge for this program but registration will open on September 16th. Please let us know if you are planning to attend so we can prepare for you and your children.

PJ Get Togethers are back in time for Rosh Hashanah
We are inviting all PJ Library and PJ Our Way families to Get Together with at least two other families raising Jewish children and we will reimburse you (up to $100USD). Remember - it doesn't have to be perfect - it just has to be together!
Apply (starting September 3rd) and let us know what you are planning to do. Once approved, enjoy your get together and let us know what you did (and how much fun you had) and you will receive your reimbursement via a no-fee debit Mastercard.
PJ Get Togethers are administered through PJ Head Office.
C lick here for more information.

Attention PJ Library® Parents and Grandparents
PJ Grandparents can receive the gift of PJ Library books too!
Register at  pjlibrary.org/enrollGP  and receive two PJ Library books in the mail and special grandparent resources.
Grandparents must have grandchildren enrolled in PJ Library (anywhere in North America) and multiple grandparent households can sign up.

PJ Library® is offering books in Hebrew, Russian and Spanish for purchase
A set of four PJ Library books (in a language of your choice) will be available to  purchase   directly from PJ Library. Order must be placed by September 26 and delivery will be at the end of October.

PJ Our Way is  the next  chapter of PJ Library ®  for children ages 8 1/2 - 11 years old.
Register at  pjourway.org  and receive the gift of exceptional books with Jewish themes and join our community of like minded readers. Books are chosen every month by the reader.
Note: registration is not automatic - you must register your child.

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In addition to this month’s PJ Library book, families will receive another gift in the envelope - a Blessing of the Children kit . This interactive kit is designed to help you create their own traditions around this special time.

Long and lazy summer days make way for alarm clocks, freshly sharpened pencils, and lunchboxes as it’s time for kids to go back to school. Stay ahead of the game with these easy ideas that will help ease the transition.

Rosh Hashanah , the Jewish Year, begins this year at sundown on September 29 th . The PJ Library Rosh Hashanah hub is filled with recipes, family-friendly activities, explanatory videos, and much more.

We are excited to announce PJ Library’s podcast, “Have I Got A Story For You!” We think the whole family will love these stories, which are original spins on classic Jewish tales and ideas. Visit www.GotAStoryPodcast.com for a two-episode sneak peek, with more great stories coming your way soon.

The 7 stories in this list can help children learn and understand the concept of forgiveness.

For a limited time, if you donate $60 you will receive a special thank-you gift of 6 PJ Library books in the language of your choice : Spanish, Russian, Hebrew, or English. This special premium offer is available for any donations made until September 26th, 2019. Your support makes PJ Library possible!
Four fantastic picks are coming your way this month from PJ Our Way: Join two kids who travel back in time to witness the Dreyfus Affair, follow a pair of best friends trying to finish a bucket list before their birthdays, learn about a grandmother’s Holocaust survival story in graphic novel form, or find out what happens when a kid combines math and sports in an effort to make more friends. Don’t miss this month’s awesome choices – choose your book by September 10th !

As their time on the National Design and Content Teams ends, kids’ team members share their favorite parts of being on the teams and give advice to future members!
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS
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