A national program that delivers free books and CDs on Jewish culture has finally arrived in South Palm Beach County.
The PJ Library – that refers to “pajamas” – will now be available in Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach, following programs in North Palm Beach,
Broward and Miami-Dade.
Here’s how it works: Parents raising a Jewish child age 6 months to 8 years sign up online. Every month – for free – they’ll receive a high-quality age-appropriate children’s book or CD to keep about Jewish culture, traditions and values.
Some recent titles in the program include Good Night Israel by Mark Jasper, Dinosaur on Passover by Diane Levin, The Longest Night by Laurel Snyder and the Shalom Sesame DVD series (Shabbat Shalom Grover!).
Parents we know in Miami-Dade and Broward treasure their subscriptions.
Nationally, PJ Library sends out more than 111,000 books a month.
To launch the South Palm Beach program, sample books will be mailed to almost 50,000 local homes in mid-April.
A group of local mothers worked to bring the program – a partnership of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, which sponsors the program nationally, and
the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Union for Reform Judaism, Leon and Toby Cooperman Family Foundation, as well as local program contributors Barbara Extein, Anne & Norman Jacobson, Larry Phillips, Dorothy Seaman and the Jewish Women’s Foundation of South Palm Beach County.
Joanna Drowos, a physician and mother of two preschoolers who helped advocate for the local program, said in a press release: “PJ Library provides families with a perfect platform to spend time together, combining Jewish learning and values with a love of reading.”
TO LEARN MORE
Sign up at PJLibrary.org
Like PJLibrarySouthPalmBeach on Facebook
- CHARLENE PACENTI