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PJ Library

Chicago Jewish Family Events Brought to You by PJ Library

Girl draws with mom

If you already subscribe to PJ Library Chicago you know that they bring all sorts of awesome to Chicago parents. In addition to the free, age-appropriate books mailed to your house each and every month, they also plan fun, kid-friendly concerts and other events.

This winter, PJ Library Chicago is teaming up with local schools to provide hands-on workshops in science, music, art, and other subjects. These family workshops are designed to give you quality time with your kids while learning something together as a family. Did we mention that it won’t break the bank? It is only $10 per session–per family. The workshops are scheduled at various schools throughout the Chicagoland area and on a mix of Fridays and Sundays to accommodate different schedules. We’re really not seeing a downside here.

You can sign up for just one–or pick a few. The only thing you have to do is RSVP–because you know what happens when there aren’t enough crayons to go around, and it’s not pretty.

February

Let’s Get Cozy Cooking & Creating
Warm up on a cold, wintery morning with stories, creative challah-making, stories, and songs. For families with children ages 2 – 5 years.
Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School, 5235 S. Cornell Ave, Chicago
Sunday, February 7, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Reading to Learn: Literacy, Math, and Music
We all know that reading is fundamental–but how do you raise a kid that loves to read? Learn more through hands-on experiences with your child. For families with children ages 2 – 5 years.
Chicago Jewish Day School, 5959 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago
Sunday, February 21, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

March

Holiday Celebration: Purim  Palooza!
Do a mitzvah, and create Purim goodie baskets (mishloach manot) to donate. Come in costume to add to the fun. For families with children ages 2 – 3 years.
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School, 3751 N Broadway St, Chicago
Friday, March 18, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Parading for Purim!
Celebrate Purim with crafts, silly Purim stories, and a costume parade. For families with children ages 2 – 4 years.
Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago, 3210 W Dundee Rd, Northbrook
Friday, March 25, 2016, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

April

The Science of Passover
You already know that Passover is full of matzah, learn why it is also filled with scientific and technological wonders. For children ages 2 – 5 years.
Chicago Jewish Day School, 5959 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago
Sunday, April 10, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Explore Passover with Science & Art
Take a trip down the Nile river using art and science to learn about water and things that float. For families with children ages 2 – 4 years.
Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago, 3210 W Dundee Rd, Northbrook
Friday, April 15, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

May

Israel’s Musical Birthday Celebration
Celebrate Israel’s 68th birthday with a hands-on music-making experience tailor made for the preschool set. For families with children ages 2 – 4 years.
Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago, 3210 W Dundee Rd, Northbrook
Friday, May 6, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Passport to Israel
Experience the sounds, smells, tastes, and sites of Israel on a virtual journey through the country using all five of your senses. For families with children ages 2 – 3 years.
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School, 3751 N Broadway St, Chicago
Friday, May 13, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Get Ready for Summer – Head to Toe!
Get your mind, body, and spirit ready for some summer fun with art, yoga, and music. For families with children ages 2 – 5.
Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School, 5235 S. Cornell Ave, Chicago
Sunday, May 15, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Please remember to RSVP so we don’t run out of cookies (or coffee)!

*PJ Library is a FREE program that sends high-quality, age-appropriate Jewish books and music to families each month—with absolutely no strings attached. The PJ Library program in Chicago is available to families with children ages 6 months to 8 years living in the metropolitan Chicago area: Cook, Lake, Will, McHenry, DuPage, and Kane counties. If you have not yet joined the other 7,000 Chicago area families receiving books from PJ Library, click here to subscribe.

For more information on this program or PJ Library in Chicago, contact Rachel at pjlibrary@juf.org or call (312) 357-7831.

 

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