PJ Library Helps to Connect Jewish Families and Celebrate Jewish Life

Rochester area families raising Jewish Children will now have more opportunities to participate in Jewish life, thanks to a grant recently awarded by PJ Library, the flagship program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation that provides free books to families raising Jewish children all over the world. 


PJ Library of the Jewish Federation of Rochester and the Jewish Studio Project received a generous grant to collaborate together to create a dynamic virtual program for Rochester PJ Library parents. "Exploring Uncertainty" will focus on navigating the uncertainty of present day while nurturing inner lives and creating community.


"Exploring Uncertainty" 

Join other PJ Library Parents in navigating the uncertainty of present day while nurturing our inner lives together. This 6 session workshop will combine creative practices from the field of art therapy with Jewish learning techniques and spiritual community building.


The program is free but space is limited so register today!


The program will include two separate cohorts below.


PJ Parents of Young Children Register here.

October 25 3:30 - 4:30pm
November 8 3:30 - 4:30pm
November 22 3:30 - 5:00pm
December 6 3:30 - 5:00pm
December 20 3:30 - 5:00pm
January 3 3:30 - 5:00pm


 PJ Parents of Young Children with Special Needs Register here.

January 17 (2021) 3:30 - 4:30pm
January 31 3:30 - 4:30pm
February 8 3:30 - 5:00pm
February 14 3:30 - 5:00pm
March 14 3:30 - 5:00pm
March 28  3:30 - 5:00pm


No art experience nor perceived artistic ability necessary!

Rachel Brodie, Senior Educator at the Jewish Studio Project, has spent much of her career teaching Torah (in the broadest sense) to adult learners and specializing in designing and facilitating professional development opportunities for other Jewish educators.  From 2011 to 2016 Rachel served as the Chief Jewish Officer of the JCC of San Francisco.  Prior to that (2004-2011) Rachel was the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Jewish Milestones: a not-for-profit, educational resource for Jewish lifecycle ceremonies. A New Yorker by birth and temperament, Rachel settled in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1997 after spending a year in Israel on a Melton Senior Educator's Fellowship at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She holds a master's degree in Rabbinic Literature from The Jewish Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Literature and Society from Brown University.