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Introducing Our New PJ Library Engagement Specialist
Anna Burnstein
Hello PJ Library families. I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful program. Ever since I was able to turn the pages of a book and listen to a story, books have had a special place in my heart. Through books I could learn about anything, travel to lands far away and see the world from a different perspective. As a PJ Library parent, it is truly wonderful to see my 18-month-old son sit down and quietly flip through his books. During this time of uncertainty while we are separated from our friends and family, story time has become even more important at our house. As we approach the High Holidays knowing that we won’t be able to celebrate in the usual ways, we can teach our kids about the meaning of these holidays through the stories that we share with them. Stories, after all, are the way that tradition gets passed down from one generation to the next. I look forward to getting to know you ‘virtually’ for now and in person (hopefully) soon.
Who: Families with babies ages 2 and under
When: 10-11 a.m.
Where: Zoom

The virtual Shalom Baby Shower welcomes
Twin Cities families with babies up to age two
to the Jewish community.

RSVP to: sdockman@stpaulfed.org by Sept. 7th, 2020
to reserve your swag bag & zoom password.
Calling All Babies!!
Fall Jewish Holidays Kit - Order Now, Limited Availability
The Fall Jewish holidays are closer than you think. You all have had so much on your minds with child care and back to school dilemmas, let us take the pressure off of you and provide you with a fun learning kit to creating Jewish memories this year.
Most of us will not be able to attend a service at our synagogue or get together with friends for a holiday meal this year, so take the power into your own hands and create a learning experience in your own homes.
The kit will include: A description of each holiday including Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot & Simchat Torah, a PJ Library Rosh Hashana guide book, coloring sheets, art projects, fun easy recipes, a treasure hunt, games, and some surprises!

The order deadline will be Monday, September 1st!

You can order your free kit by contacting us at:

We will provide contactless pick up sites around St. Paul and the surrounding area.When you order your kit,we will let you know the different options of when and where you can pick it up. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Talmud Torah St. Paul
The Newman School
Now Enrolling for the 2020/21 School Year
33 months - Elementary
Tot Shabbat at Mount Zion
Saturday, August 8th, 10:30 am
It’s Time for Jewish Time! 

These 7 activities are easy for kids to do on their own – or with an older sibling supervising – and are sure to excite the curious, independent learners in your life.

Squash can be found in abundance over the summer, and these oven-fried zucchini sticks will encourage even the pickiest eaters to dig right in. Extra bonus: Kids can help make them!

This year, the first night of Rosh Hashanah is on Friday, September 18. Get into the mood by creating cards to send to friends and loved ones.

PJ Library's award-winning podcast is the perfect break for you and enjoyment for your kids! Every episode of Have I Got a Story for You! takes a classic Jewish folktale and gives it a modern twist. Explore the episodes and find related activities to keep the fun going.
Check out the four fantastic books offered for August selection! Rosetta and her family welcome a teen war refugee into their Montreal home, while 13-year-old Nat gets more than he bargained for when he’s recruited to play professional soccer in England. Zelly’s ready to do whatever it takes to get a dog, and David must show courage in the face of Denmark’s Nazi occupation. Find your next great read! Remember to choose your book by August 10th!

Know a creative kid who loves reading books, making videos, and writing blog posts? Applications for the National Design Team open August 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.
Got questions? New to the community or looking to make connections with other families? We can help!

Please sign up on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PJLibrarySt.Paul/

Anna Burnstein, PJ Library Engagement Specialist
(651) 695-3195 or aburnstein@stpaulfed.org

Stacy Dockman, Community Program Coordinator/
PJ Library Manager
(651) 695-3182 or sdockman@stpaulfed.org

St. Paul Jewish Federation, Hymanson Family Foundation,
Dr. Rick and Diane Smookler Family Foundation,
and William Lipschultz Endowment Fund.