Our team of PJ Our Way professionals puts great thought into each month's selections. These books span a range of interests and reading levels, however, we cannot guarantee that every book is the right fit for every child. Each month, this blog will include updated parent information including summaries, discussion points, and content warnings for every title we offer.


Counting the Omer with Tweens

Posted April 10, 2018  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

The counting of the omer is the forty-nine-day period between the Jewish holidays of Passover and Shavuot. Leading the family in counting the omer is a great task for tweens. Here are some ideas to share with them or let them be creative and come up with their own Read More »

What’s Available This Month: April PJ Our Way Books

Posted April 01, 2018  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

Welcome to this new PJ Our Way Parents’ Blog series where each month we will share information about the four books available for selection in PJ Our Way.
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Passover Tips for Interfaith Families

Posted March 30, 2018  | Written by PJ Our Way Team

Are you celebrating Passover with loved ones who weren’t raised Jewish? Here are some tips for welcoming guests at the seder and building new traditions with your family. Read More »

Why We Chose This Book: Pickled Watermelon

Posted March 22, 2018  | Written by PJOW Parent

PJ Our Way is pleased to offer Pickled Watermelon in honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day), April 19, 2018. Pickled Watermelon tells the story of sixth-grader Molly who is going to Israel for a month to meet her mother's family. She is nervous about the trip, because she's shy and doesn't speak Hebrew, but she quickly adjusts and learns to love her grandparents and the Land. Read More »

Why We Chose This Book: The Lamp of Darkness

Posted March 22, 2018  | Written by PJOW Parent

With PJ Our Way we aim to connect kids with Jewish thoughts and ideas. But as we know, for kids to be engaged, they need to feel like these thoughts and ideas are relevant. A challenge that we have found is how to make biblical stories exciting, interesting, and relevant. When we first reviewed The Lamp of Darkness, we were thrilled with the story’s ability to bring biblical times and characters, specifically the story of king Ahab and Queen Isabel, to life. Read More »