PJ Library Blog

PJ Library & PJ OurWay share insights and news for you and your family in our Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys.

How to Talk to Children About Anti-Semitism

Let's face it, no one wants to have to tell their child that there are nasty people in the world who will try to hurt them just for being themselves. We raise our kids to be good people, mensches, to help and accept others, and to do the best they can to treat those around them fairly and wi…

Turning the Holy Days into Holidays

Written By Debby Singer

Jews all over the world will usher in Rosh Hashanah, the New Year of 5779, at sundown on Sunday, September 9. This marks the beginning of a 10-day period of serious reflection and introspection. Some of us will mark the occasion by having a quick family dinner and go…

A Call to Action

I first saw the announcement on the PJ Library Professionals Facebook page, a call to action, so to speak. The Houston area was still in dire straits as families were beginning to return to their homes ravaged by Hurricane Harvey. The devastation was unimaginable. Here in Southern California…

Storytelling with Kids at Passover

More than any other Jewish holiday, Passover is celebrated in the home with family and friends. And at the core of this celebration is the telling of our story marking the beginning of the journey to peoplehood. The Haggadah is our story book and guide, the seder is the place where it is rea…

PJ OurWay Engages, Empowers, and Educators Tweens

If the success of PJ Library was measured in numbers alone, it would be sufficient, dayenu! More than 150 thousand children in North America receive a book each month from PJ Library, if they are between the ages of 6 months and 8 years old! More than 500 thousand children worldwide receive …