Aug 16, 2018

Families Flock to Sweet Summer Treats & PJ Library Stories with Local Rabbis at Boca-Delray Yogurt Shops

It’s hardly unusual for children and families to drop in at frozen yogurt shops around Boca Raton and Delray Beach for sweet treats on hot summer nights. But at PJ Library® of South Palm Beach County’s “Sweet Summer Series,” they also enjoyed some special time with local rabbis as well as arts and crafts.

For a fourth year, Conservative, Orthodox and Reform synagogues partnered with PJ Library® for some very special evenings. Each Wednesday from June 20 to August 8, a rabbi from one of seven partner synagogues read PJ Library stories to an array of families from across the community.

"We are so glad that once again we were able to provide unaffiliated young Jewish families in our community with these opportunities to connect to the different synagogues,” said Elana Ostroff, local PJ Library Director. “They were able to meet clergy and synagogue members as well as other young families in a relaxed, informal environment. It's a great way for them to see what the community has to offer, enjoy the stories, crafts and ice cream - and also register for our PJ Library program! And these are just a few among the array of PJ family events we hold all around town throughout the year.”

“We invite local families who are not yet among the thousands receiving free, top quality Jewish books and music right in their mailboxes every month to sign up.” continued Ostroff. pjlibrary@bocafed.org or call Ostroff at 561.852.6080 for more information on the series, including schedule.

Families raising Jewish children ages 6 months to 8 years can sign up by emailing pjlibrary@bocafed.org or calling Ostroff at 561.852.6080. Jewish tweens ages 9 to 11 can register to enjoy Jewish-themed books and an online, supervised literary community at pjourway.org.

PJ Library in South Palm Beach County is made possible by generous support from the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Leon and Toby Cooperman Family Foundation and the Jewish Women’s Foundation of South Palm Beach County as well as generous local donors. The PJ Our Way program is a gift from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and PJ Alliance Partners, with support from the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.

(L-R) Rabbi David Baum from Congregation Shaarei Kodesh at Yogurt Zone; Rabbi David Steinhardt from B'nai Torah Congregation at Brendy’s on 18th St.; Rabbi Efrem Goldberg from Boca Raton Synagogue at Yogurt Rendezvous; Rabbi Greg Weisman from Temple Beth El at Brendy’s in Yamato Village Center; Rabbi Moishe Denburg from Chabad of Boca Raton at Cinnaholic; Rabbi Yaakov Gibber from Boca Jewish Center at Yogurt Rendezvous; Rabbi Alli Cohen of Congregation B'nai Israel at Menchie's in Delray Marketplace