PJ Library and Camp Laurelwood invite you to walk the path with us this year. Pathways to Jewish Experiences is a series of engaging opportunities to connect with other families raising Jewish kids.

 

Participation in all events is not required, but we hope you’ll take advantage of all these great opportunities to make new friends and “do Jewish” together. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

Event 4: Pre-Passover Taste of Camp

 

Sunday, April 10 | 4 PM | FREE

 

Save the date, more details to follow.

 

Family Camp Weekend Retreat

 

Friday, June 10 - Sunday, June 12

 

Save the date, more details to follow.

Past Events

 

Event 1: Family Sukkot Picnic at Camp Laurelwood

 

Thursday, September 23 | 5 PM | FREE

 

PJ Library Presents Pathways to Jewish Experiences. Are you raising Jewish kids under the age of 12? Register today and enjoy a Sukkot picnic prepared by the Camp Laurelwood Chef and meet other young families on the shoreline. Food, fun and games provided. This event has limited capacity and will be outdoors and socially distanced.

 

This event is the first in a series of opportunities to connect with other young families on the shoreline, which will culminate in a PJ Library Family Camp Weekend Retreat on June 10-12, 2022.

 

Event 2: Pajama Havdalah on Zoom

 

Saturday, November 13 | 5:30 PM | FREE

 

Join PJ Library for a short and sweet family Pajama Havdalah on Zoom in partnership with Camp Laurelwood. Register by Monday, November 8 at noon to reserve your kit for pickup! Come in your PJ’s and connect with the community as we “put Shabbat to bed.” We hope you also participate in the Pajama Parade by emailing a photo of your kids in their favorite PJs by Tuesday, November 9 to kbisbee@jewishnewhaven.org. We can’t wait to celebrate Havdalah with you!

 

This is the second event in our PJ Library Presents Pathways to Jewish Experiences series. This series offers opportunities to connect with other young families on the shoreline and culminates in a PJ Library Family Camp Weekend Retreat on June 10-12, 2022.

 

 

 

Event 3: Tu B'shvat Crafting Project

 

Monday, January 17 | 4 PM | FREE

 

Join PJ Library and Camp Laurelwood for a free wet felting craft project led by fiber artist and educator, Natasha Lehrer Lewis. Register by Thursday, January 13 to reserve your craft kit to create your own spring tree landscape in honor of Tu B'shvat, the birthday of the trees!

 

This interactive event will take place on Zoom. Supplies are limited so register today! This program is best suitable for ages 3-9 (ages 3-5 with the help of an adult; ages 6-9 can work independently or as a family project).