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PJ Library kids learn value of helping others

Goldie Goldstein and her daughter share a loving moment while preparing a thank you letter to PJ Library founder Harold Grinspoon. (Photo: Mary Ellen Loebl/JFSA)

PJ Library hosted a “Kids Helping Kids” afternoon May 19 at Jewish Family & Children’s Services. Children and families gathered to learn about the mitzvah of helping others. Sharon Glassberg shared an educational presentation, reading from the book “Mitzvah Pizza.” Participants expressed their gratitude in drawings and letters to Harold Grinspoon, founder of the PJ Library program, which provides free books monthly to families raising Jewish children. The children, assisted by parents and grandparents, packed 36 lunch boxes with food supplies for families with children who come to JFCS for assistance, and created thoughtful posters about how they plan to help others in the future. PJ Library, serving children up to age 8, is a program of Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s Community Engagement Department.