2017-05-24 / Federation

Federation staffer energized at conference

Iris Snyder, Family Outreach coordinator at the Jewish Federation, attended the Ninth Annual PJ Library Conference last month to learn more about how PJ Library can engage with families in our own South Jersey community.

The conference is held each spring for PJ Library professionals, partners, lay leaders, and donors. The goal of the conference is to increase the effectiveness of the PJ Library program in reaching and engaging Jewish families in Jewish life by developing the outreach, programming, community organizing, and fundraising skills of local PJ Library communities. This year, representatives from more than 80 communities and six countries attended.

The conference addressed topics ranging from creative programming to social media to parent engagement. Attendees were also treated to the music of Rick Recht and a show by The Bible Players. Another highlight of the conference was meeting Harold Grinspoon, philanthropist and founder of PJ Library.

“It was a privilege to attend my first PJ Library Conference on behalf of our community. Every session was beneficial and I learned so much that I’m excited to employ moving forward,” said Snyder.

PJ Library, a national book and Jewish family engagement program, sends high-quality, age-appropriate Jewish books and music to families each month. PJ Library of Southern New Jersey is available to families with children, ages 6 months to 11 years, living in Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties. It is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, made possible through partnerships with local philanthropists and the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey.

For more information about PJ Library and programs for young families, please contact Iris Snyder at (856) 751-9500, ext. 1118 or isnyder@jfedsnj.org.

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