PJ Library will expand Shalom Baby programming with 2 new Parent Connectors

PJ Library Minneapolis is excited to announce that it has added to its popular Shalom Baby programming this year with the addition of two new PJ Parent Connectors, who are leading bi-weekly gatherings for families with children ages 0-2 this fall.The two positions are funded by a PJ Library Implem[...]

PJ Library program receives grant to fund parent connector positions

Parent connectors will lead gatherings for families with children ages 0-2  JFCS is excited to announce that it has received a PJ Library Implementing Partner Engagement Grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation to expand and deepen engagement opportunities for families raising Jewish chi[...]

PJ Library: Keep your kids’ nutrition on track this summer

Registered Dietician Andrea Potashnick will lead educational and fun evening for moms on diet/nutrition on June 13  By Carrie Fink • PJ Library Coordinator [caption id="attachment_6113" align="alignright" width="137"] Carrie Fink[/caption]As summer break begins, with lon[...]

PJ Library Minneapolis celebrates 10th birthday

PJ Library, a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis’ (JFCS), will be celebrating two major milestones on Sunday, Nov. 11 – its 10th birthday, marking the 10 years the program has been in Minneapolis, and the delivery of its 100,000th free book! The event will be held [...]

Introducing new PJ Library Coordinator Carrie Fink

Carrie Fink was recently hired as the PJ Library Coordinator at JFCS. PJ Library is an international award-winning program designed to strengthen Jewish identity by sending Jewish-content books and music on a monthly basis to children from age 6 months through 8 years. PJ Library also hosts regular [...]

JFCS receives grant to launch PJ Cares service learning initiative

PJ Library, a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS), is excited to announce it has received a grant to launch, PJ Cares, a new service learning initiative. PJ Cares is designed to engage families in Jewish-value-based volunteering and social gatherings and get more [...]

Survey indicates PJ Library helps promote Jewish customs and values in homes

PJ Library Minneapolis – much like similar programs across U.S. and Canada ­– is helping to preserve the richness and vibrancy of Jewish culture, one book at a time, according to a recent survey. Families who participate in PJ Library Minneapolis say the program has influenced or s[...]

PJ Cares events help families give back to the community while having fun

In addition to the Jewish-content books and music JFCS’ PJ Library program sends to children each month, the events it hosts – from story times to concerts, art activities and more – have been a great way for families to meet each other, socialize and have fun. But when PJ Library surv[...]

PRISM seeks kid-friendly food donations for Summer Hunger campaign

JFCS is helping PRISM food shelf stock the Summer Snack Shack and let kids be kids over the summer!   Now that school is out for the summer, 7,000 children in PRISM's service area can no longer rely on the free-and-reduced meal programs provided through their school. Families that alread[...]