Congratulations to Zoe and the PJ Our Way Design Team!

 In Engaging, Sprout

“I love reading, gymnastics, Hamilton, animals, and coding! I am excited to read and review some great books, get creative with the website and reviews, and meet a team of people that love what I love to do!” – Zoe, Design Team Member

“When you join PJ Our Way, you get good, relatable books in the mail each month. What more could you want?” asks Moraga sixth-grader Zoe, clearly a very satisfied PJ Our Way recipient.

PJ Our Way, for the uninitiated, is an extension of the beloved PJ Library program that sends free Jewish books to kids each month. PJ Our Way is designed for older children (ages 8 1/2 to 11), and the program lets kids choose which book (out of four options) they’ll get each month—hence the “Our Way” moniker.

Zoe loves PJ Our Way so much, she applied to become—and was accepted as—a PJ Our Way Design Team Member, one of only a dozen nationwide. As part of the Design Team, Zoe helps write and create reviews, quizzes, polls, and videos about upcoming PJ Our Way books, which help other kids decide which book to choose each month. What an honor to have Zoe representing the East Bay on a national level!

Zoe’s mom, Anna, is (naturally) very proud of her daughter for being chosen, and loves seeing her learn and thrive through the group. “It’s been great for [her] to get together [with the team] and see that there are Jewish kids all over the United States that love doing exactly what she’s doing,” says Anna. “She loves to read, and she loves to make movies, so this is perfect.”

“I’ve been receiving books from PJ Our Way for a really long time,” says Zoe. “I just wanted to give back to [PJ Our Way] for helping me find so many books, so they can help even more people find good books.”

Check out Zoe’s recent video about Click Here to Start by Denis Markell.

Click here to sign up your 8-1/2-to-11-year-old for PJ Our Way. 

Federation and Foundation are proud to partner with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation to offer you this monthly gift to you and your child. PJ Our Way is a part of Sprout: Helping Jewish Families Grow Together. Sprout supports families in the East Bay interested in Jewish living, learning, and growing.

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