PJ Family of the Month: The Calof Jones Family

September 2016

How did you hear about the PJ Library?
When our son Jayden was born, we attended the Shalom Baby shower hosted by the Jewish Federation. At the shower the PJ Library coordinator spoke and we were able to sign up at the event.  

Tell us about your experiences with PJ Library and how this program (books and events) have impacted your family. 
The PJ Library program is perfect for our family. Jayden’s Dad is not Jewish, and our PJ Library books provide a special opportunity for them to learn together. The holiday programs offered allow us to celebrate holidays that we might not have observed such as Tu B’Shevat. As Jayden got older checking for the mail became very exciting. He always asks if there is mail for him!

What are your children's favorite PJ books?
Shalom Everybodeee! Grover’s Adventure In Israel is one of Jayden’s favorite PJ books. After we read the book Jayden looked through his Mom’s photos from Israel. It was very exciting to see the same places that Grover visited!  

What has been your child's favorite PJ Library program and why?
Jayden’s favorite program was the Tu B’ Shevat program at the Children’s Museum. It was fun to meet new families who have children that are a similar age. Exploring the museum is always exciting and it was an added bonus to learn about a new holiday. We loved planting plants and doing a scavenger hunt.  

Anything else you’d like us to know? 
The PJ Library program is a true gift. The program helps us incorporate Jewish traditions and values into our daily lives and encourages a love of reading. 


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