Did you know that every child under age 12 in your family can receive their own FREE book each month?
PJ Library sends free, award-winning books that celebrate Jewish values and culture to families with children from birth through 8 years old. Signing up is easy and takes less than 3 minutes. Join today!
PJ Our Way (PJOW) is for kids ages 9-12, and they choose their own books each month, creating a tailored experience totally based on their own interests and reading level. Learn more and sign up your middle grade reader.
Both programs are open to families raising Jewish children.
If you would like to share more about Jewish holidays and traditions with your child, please visit the PJ Library Holiday Hub for ideas, recipes, videos, and more.
For the upcoming holiday of Purim (starts at sundown on Monday, March 6th), traditions include
· Dressing up
· Telling the story of the holiday from the Book of Esther
· Using groggers (noisemakers) to drown out the name of the villain in the story
· Sharing gifts of food with friends,
· Eating hamantaschen (filled triangular cookies), and
· Donating to those in need.
Get ideas to celebrate at home on the PJ Library Purim Holiday HubPJ Library Purim Holiday Hub, or find an event to celebrate in the community at the local PJ Library events page.
PJ Library and PJ Our Way in Greater Washington are made possible by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, and generous local donors.