Harold Grinspoon Foundation

From A Lesbian Mother, A Letter To PJ Library: This Hurts

03/06/2014
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Dear Trustees:

My two daughters have been receiving PJ Library books since they were babies, and I am very grateful to you for the monthly gift, which has helped me teach them about Jewish holidays, traditions and values.

I wanted to share with you my disappointment that you've chosen not to send the book The Purim Superhero to all your members, but only to families who specifically request it. I know you put a lot of thought into this decision, and that's part of the reason I wanted to share my thoughts with you.

The Purim Superhero has two dads. The author is one of two moms. Via keshetonline.org

PJ Library-Like Program Comes To Jaffa

Israel’s reading-readiness project provides 45,000 schoolchildren with Arabic-language children’s books.

02/26/2014
Israel Correspondent
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Jaffa, Israel — The children at the Arabic-speaking Ofek preschool in Jaffa have spent a lot of time this month thinking about a mouse named Soumsoum, the character of a picture book all the kids read with their parents at home. 

Jaffa preschoolers work on art project about “Soumsoum the Mouse” as part of program modeled on PJ Library. Michele Chabin/JW

Child Artists Win Contest, iPads

12/14/2012
Associate Editor

Most children like making art, but they aren't usually compensated for their work.

However, posters created by 8-year-old Amarya Levy-Mazie, of Brooklyn, 9-year-old Sophia Trigub of Fairlawn, N.J. and 10 other children around the country, were rewarded with new iPads.

Sophia, 9, created this award-winning poster for the Voices & Visions program. Photo courtesy Harold Grinspoon Foundation
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