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Thanks to the very generous funding of the Viterbi Family Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego, Leichtag Foundation, and Jewish Federation of San Diego County - Claire and David Ellman Match. To receive a monthly FREE high quality Jewish book or cd, please register your child/ren at  The selection and quality of books are amazing.  

Join the JCC for 50% off!
Shalom Baby/PJ Library families get 50% off their first year of JCC membership.  Come participate in all of the fabulous programs the JCC offers and gain access to our fitness center, pool,  tennis courts and wonderful fitness classes.  Ask about personal training and other specials for first-time members!

Call or email the JCC Membership office for more information (858) 361-1115 or

PJ Our Way --Now available in San Diego! POW offers the gift of exceptional books with Jewish themes to kids ages 9-11 – books that they choose themselves! It's easy to sign up!

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Little Mensches aims to provide fun, engaging and enriching opportunities for children between the ages of 4 and 8 to give back to their community.  The goal is to Make Kids Into Mensches by allowing "giving back" to become a regular part of these children's lives.  

Top Family Friendly Picks

Viterbi Family Baby Book Club
Where: Lawrence Family JCC
When:  Classes will resume in September 15, 2017
Details: Group storytelling, flannel board stories, art projects, and Shabbat led by Jennifer Meltzer
Fee: $10/class

Baby Book Club North County
Where:San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas - 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024
When:  Classes will resume in September 2017
Details: Group storytelling, flannel board stories, art project, and Shabbat led by Vivien Dean
Fee: $10/class

Little Mensches
Where: Lawrence Family JCC
When:  Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 1:00 P.M.
Details: Our Little Mensches will be assembling backpacks for children in need.
Please RSVP to  

Family Day at Coastal Roots Farm
Where: Coastal Roots Farm, 441 Saxony Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024
When:  Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 10 am - noon
Details: Come and join the farm-ily! Activities include: Gardening, Story Telling, Harvesting, Trying new vegetables, and making new friends

See flier for more details.

More Events in Our Community

Shalom Baby Visits Seacrest Village — Brighten the resident’s day.
Where: Seacrest Village Retirement Communities - 211 Saxony Road, Encinitas, CA 92024 - Goldberg Healthcare Center
When:  Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Details: For more information, please contact Chaya Eilfort at

PJ Books This Month

Parent Reads

Too hot or rainy to go outside? This mega-list of activities will ensure that your kids have fun and that you get some shalom bayit, peace in the home.

See the world and have an adventure without leaving your living room. Check out these fun ideas for going on a make-believe trip with your kids.

5 Cool Treats to Make With Kids
It's summer and that means camp, playing outside, barbecues, and of course, cool treats. Here are five easy, and mostly healthy, recipes to make with your kids.

It can be tricky explaining what it means to do a mitzvah. Get easy ideas for your family with this great list  of books, videos, and activities.

PJ Our Way

PJ Our Way, the next chapter of PJ Library for kids ages 8.5 -11 years old, has its own design team that is made up of a select group of kids who work together to create content for the PJ Our Way website. See what parents had to say about this unique experience for their tweens.

Hello PJ Library family!
Got questions? New to the community or looking to make connections with other families? Just wanna chat? Be in touch with me, your program professional!
Vivien Dean, Program Coordinator, PJ Library
858-362-1352 or

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