Agawam, MA (March 17, 2021) – Passover is a pretty big deal on the Jewish calendar, so, as they do every year, PJ Library has launched their updated Passover hub , invaluable again this year as families remain stuck at home during the pandemic. It’s got music, stories, crafts, and recipes. It’s got games, history, and printables, plus a step-by-step video playlist where kids can learn (or refresh) some serious seder skills. With Passover beginning the evening of Saturday, March 27, the extra-large Passover Hub is sure to come in extra-handy this year!
Below, find some hub highlights:
- 15 Minute Seder — Are you hosting your first seder? Are there some very young guests at your table? Follow along with this special 15 minute seder playlist.
- The Passover Story for Kids — For centuries, families have used a book called the Haggadah, to tell the story of Passover and pass down the traditions and lessons of the story to their children, relatives, and friends. Because there is explicit suffering in the Passover narrative, it is not always an easy story to tell. In this mini-episode special, PJ Library shares a simple, sweet, child-friendly version of the story of Passover, adapted from Exodus.
- The Passover Story Printable – The story in full color with beautiful illustrations
- A Passover FAQ for Kids — Passover encourages families, especially kids, to ask questions around the seder table. But along with the weightier questions your children may have about the story of Passover, the themes of freedom, and what happens at a seder, they’re also likely to have some more everyday inquiries too, like “Why can’t I have a peanut butter and jelly bagel for lunch?” The FAQ has 10 common questions kids ask around Passover, with easy answers for grown-ups to refer to on the spot.
- Passover-Themed Mad Libs – Fun for the whole family!
- Passover Card Game — This card game for the whole family at the Passover Seder can be played in stages, so you can stop and start and enjoy a round at any point during the seder.
In addition, PJ Library – one of the leading sources for family-friendly Haggadahs across the United States and beyond, shipping 600,000+ Haggadahs to nearly 100,000 PJ Library families over the past three years — has translated their beautifully-illustrated IN EVERY GENERATION: A PJ LIBRARY FAMILY HAGGADAH into four new languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and French. Along with English, this makes the 2021 PJ Library Family Haggadah available in five languages – offering non-English speakers and PJ Library’s international communities a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday. The newly translated Haggadah, filled with videos of songs, blessings, and explanations will be available for download in the US and abroad in the communities that serve those languages. In addition, in 2021, PJ Library will also be curating digital companion resources to pair with the Haggadahs, enriching the experience that much more. For families who don’t belong to PJ Library, professionally printed Haggadahs can be purchased from the PJ Library Amazon store for the US or Canada.
About PJ Library
A free program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library sends engaging storybooks that provide fun and easy ways for families to connect with Jewish life. PJ Library’s high-quality books have become everyday favorites of kids from birth through age 12, whether the stories serve as first introductions to Jewish values and culture or inspire families to create new Jewish traditions at home. To find out more, visit pjlibrary.org