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The Malichenko Family
Tell us about your family and how you heard about PJ Library!
We are the Malichenko family. Pavel, Lilia, Sean (10), Dean (6) and Eve (6-month-old). We came from Israel five and a half years ago. This is our second emigration. I came from Ukraine and my husband is from Uzbekistan. It’s very important to us to keep Jewish roots and traditions at home, so when I heard about PJ Library from our friends, I hurried up to sign up!  

Tell us about your experiences with PJ Library and how this program (books, events and/or initiatives) has impacted your family.
PJ Library books and events help us to raise our kids’ Jewish awareness. Our kids are very excited whenever they get books by mail. PJ Library books help my kids learn about Jewish traditions, stories, and holidays; they are feeling the Jewish spirit here in Canada! My kids believe that they are important to the Jewish community, and they are part of Jewish life in Winnipeg.

What are your child(ren)'s favourite PJ Library books? 
My kids like many books; It’s very hard to choose one or two favourite books! The books that my kids often reread at home are “A Holiday for Ari Ant” by Sylvia Rouss, “Sharkbot Shalom” by Jenna Waldman, “The Best Sukkot Pumpkin Ever” by Laya Steinberg, “The Sabbath Lion” a Jewish folktale in Algeria, and “A Zombie Vacation” by Lisa Rose. 

What has been your child's/family's favourite PJ Library program or initiative and why?
My kids really enjoyed taking part in last year's online celebration of Rosh Hashanah. They liked the Holiday Kit with resources to use at home and to learn about this holiday. I hope, at this stage of the pandemic, we will be able to take a more active part in the Jewish community celebrations and activities.

Anything else you would like to share?
I want to say a big thank you to PJ Library for this great opportunity to receive books and to be part of our great Jewish community. My kids know that the Jewish community is thinking about them. My kids are very fortunate to get books every month from PJ Library. If my kids are happy, I am happy too!  
Upcoming Events

Sunday, May 29

PJ Library Spring Celebration

3-5 pm
FortWhyte Alive
1961 McCreary Road

Explore the trails, participate in a Nature Scavenger Hunt, Snacks and more! No preregistration needed.

Thursday, June 2

PJ Library Shavuot Pop Up

4:30-5:45 pm
Gray Academy Playground

Enjoy some ice cream! Meet with Gray Academy staff and ambassadors and have fun
with friends!

Sunday, June 5

PJ Library Shavuot Pop Up

10:30 am-noon
Scurfield Park, 400 Scurfield Blvd
Behind Whyte Ridge Elementary School

Participate in a StoryWalk, enjoy some ice cream and have fun
with friends!
You could be the next Family of the Month!
Hello PJ Library family!
If you wish to be featured as the PJ Family of the Month and share your experiences with PJ Library and/or PJ Our Way and the impact on your family, please contact us!

Florencia Katz, Education & Engagement Director | PJ Library Winnipeg, 204.480.7559
Abby Flackman, PJ Our Way Coordinator, 204.477.7424
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