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PJ Library Voices & Visions Make-a-Poster contest

I am pleased to announce that one of the 12 winners of the national Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s Voices & Visions™ Make-a-Poster contest is from our local PJ Library® community (see below for winning poster). Stella, age 7, is from Westchester, CA, and her family has been part of our local PJ Library program for over a year. PJ Library, made possible by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, generous local donors and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, conveys Jewish values, traditions and history through free high-quality Jewish children’s books sent directly to 5,000 children’s homes in our Greater Los Angeles and five Valley communities each month.  It is one of our many programs that seek to ensure a Jewish future.  Families can sign up to receive PJ Library at or contact me at for more information.

Children ages 7 to 12 from across the U.S. were invited by The Voices & Visions program to make a drawing, painting, or collage expressing their idea of Tikkun Olam – making our world a better place. The children’s “visions” were inspired by the “voice” of Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, who wrote:  “When you see something that is broken, fix it.”

Stella will be presented with her prize iPad® at our community Chanukah Celebration at Santa Monica Place, a collaborative event between PJ Library in Los Angeles, JCC Without Walls and The Zimmer Children’s Museum, on December 9, 2012. Join us at the Market, located on the 3rd floor of the Santa Monica Place Mall, for fingerprint menorah crafts, spin art with dreidels, Chanukah bingo, shamash candle holder craft, donut & latke tastings, David the Dreidel, live entertainment and so much more. The presentation to Stella will take place at 10:40 am. Please stop by and help me wish Stella a hearty Mazal Tov!

To find out more about PJ Library or to enroll a child ages 6 months to 5 ½ years old who lives in the Greater Los Angeles or 5 Valleys area, visit or contact me directly at