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 children.
PJ Library Minneapolis is a program of JFCS. It 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 community events for families.
The grant will fund two parent connectors, who will lead bi-weekly gatherings for families with children ages 0-2 starting this fall. Activities will include a semi-annual Shalom Baby Shower, ongoing baby programs, monthly playgroups, and parent nights out offered both on weekdays and weekends. These are contract positions and are funded for one year.
“We’re so excited to kick off this unique opportunity to connect families with young children in the Jewish community,” said Carrie Fink, PJ Library Program Coordinator. “If you’re looking for fun and engaging part-time work, please consider applying as a Connector. You’ll get to meet other parents and plan casual get-togethers, all while keeping a flexible work schedule.”