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Children, K-2, Are Invited to Join PJ Plus

[by Shiela Steinman Wallace]

The PJ Plus Passover Event is Full. Contact Julie Hollander to be put on the waiting list at 238-2708.

Since the fall of 2008, Jewish children across Kentuckiana, ages 6 months-6 years have been receiving high quality Jewish books and CDs through The PJ Library and enjoying fun-filled gatherings with their friends.

Now children in kindergarten through the second grade will have the opportunity to continue their connection with their Jewish friends through The PJ Plus, and the first program is set for March 7 from 12:45-2:15 p.m.. The youngsters are invited to The Paint Spot, where they will paint their own Seder plates and enjoy pizza. A kosher option is available upon request.

 

“PJ Plus is a way for Jewish kids to connect with other Jewish kids from around the area and to learn about Jewish holidays and Judaism in an informal, fun way,” said Julie Hollander, who is directing this program.

The PJ Library serves the youngest children. By the time children reach kindergarten age, their skills, interests and needs have changed. “PJ Plus is a way for those who are easing out of The PJ Library to be involved in more age-appropriate activities while they continue to meet and connect with other Jewish kids,” said Hollander.

The cost is $15. Reservations are required by Tuesday, March 2. Space is very limited, and the program will close once it reaches capacity.

The Paint Spot outing is just the start, Hollander explained. “We’re looking for parent volunteers and educational creative, unique programming ideas for this age group.”

This event is associated with The PJ Library and partially funded through The Stephen, Sandra and Donald Linker Family Fund.

If you have any questions, contact Julie Hollander, youth and camp director at 238-2708 or jhollander@jccoflouisville.org or Allison Schwartz, Jewish Outreach Coordinator at 618-5325 or allisons@jcfl.com.

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