PJ Library Rockland

PJ Library Rockland is a partnership between Jewish Federation and Foundation of Rockland and JCC Rockland.

 

Both organizations can be found on the Rockland Jewish Community Campus.

 

Have questions?

Lauren Carlucci
laurenc@jccrockland.org
845.362.4400

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All about PJ Library

  1. What is PJ Library?
    PJ Library sends free, award-winning books that celebrate Jewish values and culture to families with children 6 months through 8 years old.
  2.  How do I sign up?
    Signing up is free, easy, and takes less than 3 minutes. Join today!
  3. Can older kids receive books?
    Kids ages 9-11 can join PJ Our Way to choose their own free chapter books! Kids in both age groups? Sign up for both!

     

Meet the Allens

PJ Family of the Month - September 2019

 

How did you hear about PJ Library?

Through the JCC, of course!

Why is PJ Library important in your home?

 The fact that this is a free program, just because it's a kind and good thing to share and be generous, makes it a great opportunity to instill those values in our kids. It also makes them feel very proud and special to receive something in the mail with their names on it. And of course, books! Who doesn't love getting a new book!

What's your bedtime routine? (Be honest)

When we start to get close to bedtime, we announce that the kitchen is about to close and each of the boys can choose one last snack before we go upstairs. So after they each have 3-4 snacks, we go up. Then we get on PJs and brush teeth, and we tell they can each pick one show to watch. So we all pile on the bed and they pick their shows: Daniel Tiger, Storybots, Curious George, and Be Cool, Scooby Doo are all favorites. 3-4 shows later, it's time for everyone to go in their own rooms--we tell them they can each pick one book before bedtime. So after 3-4 books, they're finally ready to climb into bed and go to sleep.

What's your favorite PJ book?

Oh No, George! George is a very sweet dog who has trouble controlling himself around things like cakes, cats, and trash. His owner shares the same name as our older son so we always have a lot of fun reading it.

Meet the Kriegs

PJ Family of the Month - August 2019

 

How did you hear about PJ Library?

We found out about PJ Library through Miriam Pedler, the director of the Deborah Koenig Early Childhood Center at the JCC. Samara began working there when our son Ryder was 3 months old, and it was one of the first things Miriam mentioned. It wasn’t long before we were receiving our monthly books. Now we get to enjoy them with Ryder and his little sister Sydney.

Why is PJ Library important in your home?

 PJ Library is important in our home because our children attend the JCC where they are learning the significance of Jewish values and traditions in school. The books allow us to continue these conversations in our home. It is a pleasure to watch our son eagerly open his mail once a month.

What's your bedtime routine? (Be honest)

Our bedtime routine consists of bath, vitamin, teeth brushing, a book or books, and snuggle time. If we’re being completely honest, Wheel of Fortune is a regular part of our routine too, Ryder loves game shows.

What's your favorite PJ book?

Our favorite PJ books are Good Night Laila Tov and Chanukah Lights Everywhere.

Meet the Rosenblums

PJ Family of the Month - July 2019

 

How did you hear about PJ Library?
My friends who had children before me raved about it. It was one of the first things I signed up for after we had Henry.
Why is PJ Library important in your home?
PJ has always provided our family a way to share the holidays in an age appropriate way with our kids. Through the books we have been able to generate excitement about the holidays we never before celebrated as a family like Tu B'shvat and Sukkot. Also, during times when it feels like everyone is celebrating holidays we are not, it is a wonderful feeling to have a complete library of books that remind us of the wonderful things we do celebrate.
What's your bedtime routine? (Be honest)
Bath, brush teeth, one story, one more story, just one more story, the final one more story, glass of water, final trip to the bathroom, discussion of tomorrows story. Bed.
What's your favorite PJ book?
We love the dinosaur who visits on Shabbat and goes to Israel.

18 things about Lauren

18 is a lucky Jewish number. The number 9 represents life (Chai). 18 is called Double Chai.

 

1. I eat ice cream everyday 
2. I have two adorable boys Jack and James 
3. I’ve been a teacher for 14 yrs (which is amazing since I’m only 29)
4. I married my high school sweetheart
5. I ran the NYC marathon and the NYC 1/2 in the same year
6. I’m a Fitness 450 fanatic
7. I love animated movies and watch them more than my kids 
8. I’m passionate about anti-bullying 
9. I’ve become an expert in food allergies and make a mean egg free cookie
10. I have a HUGE eye phobia
11. If you’re ever lost I’m not the lady to call
12. I’m a good big sister, daughter, and friend
13. I love to craft
14. I met a President at the White House 
15. I won a trophy for being the worst bowler in a league 
16. Family is important to me
17. I love being in PJs
18. I feel there’s no situation you can’t use an emoji 

 

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