Gan Yeladim Tiny Treasures & PJ Library proudly present: Fall into Hanukkah Playdates


Join us for Fall into Hanukkah Playdates with Gan Yeladim Preschool and PJ Library! Playdates offer creative movement, Jewish songs, interactive and hands on activities, recipe sharing, baking, story time, snacks, and free play. Fall into Hanukkah Playdates are a great opportunity for Moms, Dads, Bubbies, Zaydes and guardians to meet other new, young families!


All classes are from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in the Leonard Lounge on the Federation campus (unless otherwise noted)

Suggested donation - $10 per class


RSVP requested the Thursday prior to Colette Lundberg at 419-724-0361 or

***Please notify us of any dietary restrictions***


Friday, November 10 – Menorah and candles. Bring in one of your family's own menorahs.
Friday, November 17 –Dreidels and music. Let us begin the Hanukkah fun with Hanukkah melodies and songs.
Friday, December 1 – Touch and feel sensory Hanukkah activities. More Hanukkah music with Miss Megan.
Friday, December 8 – Smell, taste, and share favorite Hanukkah recipes.
Friday, December 15 – Hanukkah party!

PJ Parenting!


Unfortunately, children do not come with an instruction manual, and this parenting thing is hard! Luckily, we have some amazing experts that can help guide us along the way. Jennifer Dubow, LISW, has more than 20 years of experience being a clinical social worker and therapist. She will lead two sessions on parenting topics covering anxiety in children, discipline, and more. We all have the ability to create a safe and nurturing environment for our children to thrive. Come join us to learn and grow together on this wonderful journey called parenthood.

RSVP requested the day prior to each event to Hallie Freed at or 419-724-0362.


Thursday, January 11

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Federation board room – 6465 Sylvania Ave.

Lunch provided

Please let us know of any dietary issues one week prior


Wednesday, January 31

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Location TBD

Snacks provided

Please let us know of any dietary issues one week prior


In lieu of a fee, please bring in a paper product to donate to Jewish Family Service.

PJ Library® is completely FREE for families in the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo region.


PJ Library® seeks to engage Jewish families with young children making bedtime story-time Jewish. Each participating child in our community will receive a high-quality Jewish children’s book or CD every month, from age six months through age eight.


Each book and CD comes with resources to help families use the selection in their home. The book and music list has been selected by the foremost children’s book experts and includes a wide array of themes related to Jewish holidays, folktales and Jewish family life.


NEW PJ Our Way

Do you have children ages 8.5 - 11? Building on the success of PJ Library, which gives the gift of Jewish children's books each month to more than 140,000 children ages six months to eight years old in North America, PJ Our Way allows program participants to select one of four books every month, giving them more choice on their journey toward being lifelong readers while introducing them to Jewish ideas.


As part of the program, PJ Our Way participants can create book trailers, videos, quizzes, author interviews, and other media to communicate with peers about the books. The PJ Our Way website provides these new avenues for discussion.