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Thursday, July 9
Talking to Kids About Racism - Session 1
Teaching Ourselves – Led by Dr. Hannah Shacter Lichtsinn
Tuesday, July 21
Talking to Kids About Racism - Session 2
Teaching Our Children – Led by Dr. Hannah Shacter Lichtsinn
We will be joined by Doctor Nathan Chomillo, MD, who is a pediatrician, father, and co-founder of MN Doctors for Health Equity.
Sunday, July 12
Tell Your Own Story with PJ Our Way!
Calling all PJOW kids (ages 9-12)! You’re invited to tell your own story with PJ Our Way on Sunday, July 12 at noon.
MORE EVENTS NEAR YOU
Monday, July 20 - St. Paul Jewish Federation 85th Annual Meeting - 7 pm
Happy Summer, PJ Library Families!

I hope you are all staying cool and gearing up for the
4th of July celebrations. Please stay safe!

If you or you know of anyone having a baby in the St Paul area, please reach out to me. We will then arrange for a special Shalom Baby gift bag safely delivered to your home.
*Sponsored by the St Paul Federation along with JFS,St Paul.

PJ Plans for the Fall & Future - Calling all engaged parents!
If you would like to be on the PJ Library Parent Board, please contact me ASAP. I am interested in your feedback, suggestions, and ideas for the future PJ Library, St Paul.

Please join our PJ Library St Paul Facebook page for a daily schedule of ideas and events for your family.

PJ Our Way will be coming soon to St Paul. Any questions?

Do you know anyone who may be looking for a part time position that is fun, involves children and families, and skilled in social media and marketing for PJ events? If interested, check out this position: PJ Library Engagement Specialist.

Please contact me at sdockman@stpaulfed.org.

Coming to an Inbox Near You
Please keep an eye on upcoming emails for details about PJ Library’s highly rewarding Refer-a-Friend program. You’ll have the chance to earn gift cards and sweepstakes entries just by telling other families that they, too, can get great Jewish children’s books in the mail every month for free.
 
Repairing the world, tikkun olam , starts at home. Right now, even if it feels uncomfortable, it's important for families to talk about race and racism together.

Staying home this summer? Try these 12 easy activities -- each one has a Jewish theme or twist.

This is a list of books featuring diverse characters, intercultural friendships, and messages about important Jewish values like repairing the world and respecting differences.

It's summer, and that means playing outside, barbecues, and, of course, cool treats .
Check out PJ Our Way’s picks for July! Follow Shirli as she learns about her grandfather’s secret past, join Ben’s quest for a mythical creature, accompany Mirka as she battles a magical foe, or help Sacha solve a mystery of epic proportions. Whether you’re after a book full of fantasy, history, friendship, or family, you’re sure to enjoy one of this month’s selections. Remember to choose your book by July 10th !
 
The PJ Our Way team is SO excited to show you our totally redesigned website! Choosing great books is more fun than ever. Now you can earn badges, play trivia, write reviews, watch videos, and explore so much more! (Psst … parents, we even have a mode just for you!) And of course, don’t forget to come back and choose your new book by July 10!
FROM OUR COMMUNITY

Got questions? New to the community or looking to make connections with other families? I can help!
 
Stacy Dockman, Community Program Coordinator/
PJ Library Manager

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS
St. Paul Jewish Federation, Hymanson Family Foundation, Dr. Rick and Diane Smookler Family Foundation, and William Lipschultz Endowment Fund.