THE PJ LIBRARY OFFERS FAMILIES EVERYTHING NECESSARY FOR A LIVING

PJ Library offers a new picture book, Hanukkah at Monica’s for the 8-day Festival of Lights holiday

Family resources for the eight-day Festival of Lights (December 18-26, 2022), including an updated Hanukkah Center with hands-on activities, seasonal and downloadable recipes, new kids’ podcasts, unique books, and more

Agawam, MA (November 21, 2022) – As fall moves into winter, Jewish families begin to look towards Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. Celebrating the rededication of the Jewish temple after it was taken from the Greeks in the 2nd century B.C. C., is a fun and festive holiday that lasts eight days and is best known for the menorahs, latkes and dreidels. This year, families are invited to turn to the PJ Library for a treasure trove of free resources created to ensure Hanukkah 2022 is memorable; An updated Hanukkah Hub is included with printable recipes and activity ideas, book lists, a new story-based podcast, and much more!

PJ Library is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation that provides more than 680,000 free Jewish storybooks to children around the world each month. Now in its 17th year, the program reached a milestone in 2022 by shipping its 50 millionth book. Jewish families of all backgrounds at all levels of Jewish knowledge and observance, including interfaith households, can subscribe each child in their household to receive a new age-appropriate book for her each month. The PJ Library team of experts and educators curates the list of books to provide the best children’s stories that celebrate Jewish values, traditions, and culture to engage all Jewish families. And what better Hanukkah gift than receiving a beautifully illustrated book that arrives in the mailbox every month? This year, for example, younger readers (ages 3-5) will receive Varda Livney’s charming Hanukkah at Monica’s picture book, a new and original release from PJ Publishing, the show’s in-house publisher.

Beyond books, PJ Library will update its resource-packed Hanukkah Hub, offering kids’ versions of the Hanukkah story along with numerous unique craft ideas, delicious holiday recipes, and printable activities. One new offering is a lively Hanukkah-themed lava lamp activity, where kids will test the density of different types of oil while creating soothing faux “lava lamps” out of recycled materials. This fun craft is a great addition to an evening of enjoying deep-fried foods while embracing Jewish values ​​of curiosity and learning. Plus, families can turn to the Center’s activities and resources, like The Ultimate Hanukkah Book List, featuring the best in holiday page-turning books, as well as 10 Easy (and Kid-Approved) Hanukkah Recipes. , or The Easy Hanukkah Guide: Recipes, Gifts and Activities for Every Night. And, on the award-winning podcast front, comes a new episode of Evenings with Mimi on November 22, just in time for the holidays! Perfect for ages 2-5, “Kiddo Light the Hanukkah Candles” has wise Grandma Mimi detailing the all-important lighting of the menorah, what it means, and how to do it.

Also check out the new picture book, Hanukkah at Monica’s, now in PJ Library’s Amazon store https://www.amazon.com/pjlibrary. The new picture book with colorful illustrations is written and illustrated by Varda Livney. Synopsis: No one loves Hanukkah more than Monica. And celebrating the Festival of Lights—lighting candles, singing blessings, eating delicious fries, and playing dreidel—is even more fun with friends. Fortunately, Monica has lots of friends, including a robot, a pirate, and even a jellyfish. Who is going to arrive at her party after her?

Long a valuable resource for interfaith families, PJ Library is also offering guidance this year, including its Hanukkah Booklist for Interfaith Families. Interfaith families choosing to celebrate Hanukkah can check out Jessica Keith’s helpful blog post No, We Don’t Celebrate Both.

Finally, for those looking for creative gifting options, PJ Library has opened a store at amazon.com/pjlibrary. There, families can find colorful cooking and craft aprons and books from PJ Library, PJ Publishing, including recent additions My Hands Make the World, Havdalah Sky and Laila Tov, Moon. The PJ Library Amazon store also offers a Jewish Perpetual Calendar Kit, making it easy for families to customize and keep track of Jewish holidays month after month.

About the PJ Library
A free program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library ships engaging storybooks and activities that provide fun and easy ways for families to connect with Jewish life. PJ Library’s high-quality books have become everyday favorites for children ages birth to 12, whether the stories serve as first introductions to Jewish values ​​and culture or inspire families to create new Jewish traditions at home. Each month more than 670,000 books are delivered to families around the world. For more information, visit pjlibrary.org.

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About the PJ Library
A free program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library ships engaging storybooks and activities that provide fun and easy ways for families to connect with Jewish life. PJ Library’s high-quality books have become everyday favorites for children ages birth to 12, whether the stories serve as first introductions to Jewish values ​​and culture or inspire families to create new Jewish traditions at home. Each month more than 670,000 books are delivered to families around the world. For more information, visit pjlibrary.org.

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