The United Jewish Federation of Utah recently received a grant from the David and Janet Polak Foundation for $5,000. The David and Janet Polak Foundation understands the impact of PJ Library on the Jewish future; this grant’s focus is to enroll as many children as possible in PJ Library.
Utah was one of 15 recipients in North America and around the globe for funding in support of the growth of PJ Library. PJ Library is an award-winning program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, providing high-quality, age-appropriate Jewish books to children each month in the US, Canada, Russia, and 25 other countries. PJ Library and its sister program in Israel, Sifriyat Pijama, currently reach 680,000 children and their families.
According to Alex Shapiro, Executive Director, “This grant, so needed at this challenging time, allows us to expand our outreach to families raising Jewish children in Utah, through PJ Library. Reaching and then providing excellent programs to engage families through PJ Library is a high priority for our Jewish community. We believe that PJ Library is essential to grow and sustain our Jewish community into the future.”
PJ Library - A Jewish Childhood from Cover to Cover
Welcome to Utah, the Beehive state or as we like to say BeeCHAI State, where families read for free with PJ Library! Each month, you'll receive a special delivery of books and music sure to grab the attention of both you and your kids. But the fun doesn't end at your mailbox! PJ Library in Utah offers Jewish enrichment programs where you can socialize with other families in the area. From monthly programmings, such as Parties, Storytimes, to holiday-themed events, there's always something new to mark on your calendar. We'll also send you our monthly E-Newsletter to keep you informed about upcoming events, parenting information, and more.
PJ Library in Utah is a program of the United Jewish Federation of Utah and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.
From Friday sundown until Saturday sundown, you can make the world slow down and nurture yourselves before the new week begins with the PJ Community Shabbat Box. At the same time, you will learn there is no right way to do Shabbat but many different ways to bring in the Sabbath with you and your family!
The Shabbat box will be given to one family each month so their Shabbat can go beyond the blessings.
In the box you will receive:
& Much Much More!
To receive the Community Shabbat Box please contact Chad Schaeffer at firstname.lastname@example.org