A Very Special PJ Library Book Drive


Do you have extra PJ Library books you no longer need?


If you have extra PJ Library books you no longer need would you be willing to donate?

You can give our lending library your gently-used books by dropping them in the Book Drive box set up in the reception area at the Jewish Community Campus, 450 West Nyack Rd in West Nyack.

Or if you would prefer to return it by mail, please send it to Jewish Federation, 450 West Nyack Rd. W. Nyack, NY 10994


Passover Baking with Chef Amy



These almond cookies are so good, we eat them year-round (seriously, they're my favorite cookie, period). And you can make them for Passover! Chef Amy will walk you through this kid-friendly recipe (not for those with nut allergies).

Yummy Almond Cookies – Amy Kanarek

Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla or almond extract
  • 1 C sugar
  • 3 Cups finely ground almonds
  • Whole almonds and/or chocolate chips (white or dark) are optional

Cooking Demo for Shavuot

with Michal Levison

Join Michal Levison, culture expert, owner of Seasoned Moments, and author of two Amazon five-star rated cookbooks. She will show you how to be a cooking star this Shavuot.


Michal inspires individuals, businesses and communities to reconnect to food, cook together and return to the communal meal in order to achieve more fulfilled, productive, healthy and happy lives.

She was one of 400 leaders selected to participate in the Facebook Communities Summit in 2019. She mentors start-ups at Columbia University’s Almaworks Accelerator. Most recently, she was selected for obo’s 100 Innovators of 2020 and TikTok’s Creative Learning Fund.

Born in Israel and raised in the US, Michal is, in addition, an award winning pianist who performed worldwide for over a decade.

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?

Barry Kanarek
Director, Jewish Education and Engagement
845.362.4200 ext 170 or bkanarek@jewishrockland.org

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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!


Barry Kanarek has served as a Jewish educator for the past twenty years. Cantor Barry believes in the importance of everyone finding their own derech, or Jewish path in life. In addition to his work at the Jewish Federation & Foundation of Rockland County, he serves as cantor at the Nanuet Hebrew Center.

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