Dec 18, 2018

1,500 Light Up 3rd Night of Chanukah with PJ Library® in South Palm Beach County Next Up: Bagels with Bubbe and Zayde – A Special Treat for Children & Grandparents

Crafts, games, story time with an acclaimed children’s author, latkes and gelt, a live concert and a giant menorah were in store as PJ Library® in South Palm Beach County lit up the third night of Chanukah at Boca Center. About 1,500 people of all ages from all across the Jewish community joined in the fun, displaying South Palm Beach County’s full vibrant Jewish diversity.

Representing Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and Chabad synagogues, Rabbis Efrem Goldberg, David Englander, Rony Keller, Josh Broide, Robert Silvers, Alli Cohen, Greg Weisman, David Baum, Yaakov Gibber and Arele Gopin lit the menorah in a beautiful ceremony, along with Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County leader Anne Jacobson, President & CEO Matt Levin, Executive Vice President Marla Weiss Egers, and Elana Ostroff, PJ Library Director.

Two special guests highlighted the program. The children enjoyed storytime with Alan Silberberg, author of the PJ Library book, Meet the Latkes. And, after the menorah lighting, special musical guest Lenny Solomon, from the band Shlock Rock took the stage, backed by our own Rabbi Josh Broide on drums.

The night was presented free of charge by PJ Library in South Palm Beach County and PJ Our WayTM, free family engagement programs that inspire a love of Judaism and reading from the very start for families and children from infancy through age eleven.

Another great opportunity to join in the fun with PJ Library this month will be Bagels with Bubbe and Zayde on Friday, December 28 at the Children’s Museum of Boca Raton, 498 Crawford Blvd. in Boca Raton. This is a special time – with special PJ books - for children and their grandparents! Registration is available at jewishboca.org/pjbagels, at $15 per family in advance or $20 at the door – including the opportunity to explore the museum.

To learn more the about Bagels with Bubbe and Zayde and other upcoming PJ events, or about PJ Library and PJ Our Way’s monthly gifts of free books and music, contact 561.852.6080 or pjlibrary@bocafed.org.

PJ Library thanks The Shops at Boca Center for their Chanukah hosting and support, and Joseph’s Classic Market, Aroma Market & Catering, Hoffman’s Chocolates, GoGoSqueez, Florida Blue and Media Sponsor, The Florida Jewish Home, for their generous in-kind contributions.

Smiles by Dr. W and Dr. R is the generous 2018-19 PJ Library in South Palm Beach County Corporate Partner.

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, Jewish Women’s Foundation and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.