Wishtree: Lessons in Kindness from a Talking Tree

Posted January 07, 2019  | Written by PJOW Parent

Wishtree is the story of Red, a 216-year-old Northern Red Oak living in a diverse suburban neighborhood. It is also a story of friendship, family, community, heritage, immigration, and the power of words to create and connect, to divide and destroy. Fundamentally, though, this is a story of the power of kindness, and what happens when a community comes together in response to hatred and xenophobia. Read More »

Parents Reflect on the 2017-18 National Design Team

Posted June 01, 2018  | Written by PJOW Parent

The 2017-18 National Design Team is coming to a close, and we asked their parents, “What did you love about your child’s participation on the team?” Here is what they said! 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 »

The Story of Hanukkah

Posted December 01, 2017  | Written by Abby, Age 11, Ohio

Share the Hanukkah story with your children. Read More »
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