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December 2019
Hi Friends
We love that families celebrate and get together more often in December and we want to help. Whether its a Chanukah party, a brunch, a Shabbat dinner, a gathering of kids for a playdate, or (even better) a group of people doing good, contact us with your Get Together plans and we will reimburse you. Why not? We make it easy - you make it fun. Please contact me if you need ideas or have questions.
This is also a time of year when we reflect and plan and we are asking for your input. Please take the time to complete our survey . Help us be the best we can be.
Please remember to let me know if you are moving, if you have added to your family - and PJ Our Way families please choose your books.
Happy Chanukah from our family to yours!
Kathie Wainer | PJ Library Manager

This month, each PJ Library subscriber will enjoy a special gift – a fun and colorful apron ! PJ Library kids will also receive The Missing Ingredient , a mini picture book. PJ Our Way kids will receive tween-curated recipe cards.   
Every three years, we conduct a survey to learn more about your family's experience with PJ Library. Please take 10 minutes to share your feedback via the email you have received from our evaluation partner, Atlantic 57. Didn’t see the email? You can learn more here .
 
Community projects are a great way to help your children to be more aware of the people around them and the wider world that they’re living in. These ideas are especially helpful for younger kids, but still worthwhile for the whole family.

Need ideas for enjoying Hanukkah with your kids? Use This one-page guide is your go-to resource for quick stories, activities, and recipes suggestions by age.

Are you the designated Hanukkah Parent at your child's school? Our handy tips and activity ideas will make your visit easier.

While latkes are a fun Hanukkah tradition, there are many more recipes to remind you of the miracle of the holiday. These 12 ideas have got you covered for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.
There are four wonderful PJ Our Way selections to look forward to this December. Depending on which one you choose, you can learn a shocking secret about a boy’s family history, follow eight kids as they try to save their teacher’s job, join a fun and surprising Hanukkah sleepover, or discover the truth about a famous but mysterious magician. Dive into a great read this month and pick your book by December 10th!

PJ Our Way's Hanukkah Hub is where you’ll find everything you need to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Find recipes, activities, crafts, videos, and more; then, explore the PJ Our Way website for some great Hanukkah-themed reads.
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