Temple Shalom

Temple Shalom

215 S. Hillside Avenue, Succasunna, NJ 07876
(973) 584-5666 | administrator@tshalom.org

PJ Library

Join the PJ Library!

PJ Library is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.  It was created in December 2005 as a Jewish engagement and literacy program for Jewish families with young children. PJ Library sends out free Jewish children’s books and music to Jewish families on a monthly basis by subscription. Temple Shalom is proud to be a supporter of this important initiative and we encourage all our families with young children to sign up for this free program using the links below:

Sample Book Lists

Apples & Honey (ages 6 months to 2 years)

  • Passover! by Roni Schotter or What I Like About Passover by Varda Livney
  • Let’s Visit Israel by Judyth Saypol Groner
  • Before You Were Born by Howard Schwartz
  • Goodnight Sh’ma by Jacqueline Jules
  • Sunrise, Sunset by Sheldon Harnick
  • Apples and Honey by Joan Holub
  • Boker Tov by Joe Black
  • When I First Held You by Mirik Snir
  • Hanukkah Lights by David Martin or Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah by Susan Roth
  • Oy Baby by The Schneiderman Sisters
  • It’s Tu B’Shevat by Edie Stoltz Zolkower
  • Nosh Schlep Schluff by Laurel Snyder

Bagels & Lox (ages 2 to 3)

  • Company’s Coming by Joan Holub
  • Alef Bet by Michelle Edwards
  • A Holiday for Noah by Susan Remnick Topeck
  • The Littlest Pair by Sylvia Rouss
  • A Grandma Like Yours/ A Grandpa Like Yours by Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum
  • Today Is the Birthday of the World by Linda Heller
  • All of Me by Molly Bang
  • It’s Challah Time! by Latifa Berry Kropf or The Peace Book by Todd Parr
  • Hanukkah Haiku by Harriet Ziefert or Hoppy Hanukkah by Linda Glaser
  • Shirei Gan Shalom by Melita Doostan
  • Dear Tree by Doba Rivka Weber or A Tree Is Nice by Janice Udry
  • Joseph Had A Little Overcoat by Simms Taback

Challah Toast (ages 3 to 4)

  • Kippi and the Missing Matzah by Louise Gikow or Only Nine Chairs by Deborah Uchill Miller
  • No Rules for Michael by Sylvia Rouss or And Shira Imagined by Giora Carmi
  • Beautiful Yetta: the Yiddish Chicken by Daniel Pinkwater
  • The First Gift by A. S. Gadot
  • The Friday Nights of Nana by Amy Hest
  • Engineer Ari and the Rosh Hashanah Ride by Deborah Bodin Cohen
  • Sammy Spider’s First Simchat Torah by Sylvia Rouss
  • Five Little Gefiltes by Dave Horowtiz
  • The Hanukkah Trike by Michelle Edwards
  • Title TBD by Rick Recht
  • Bim and Bom by Daniel Swartz
  • Sammy Spider’s First Purim by Sylvia Rouss or The Mystery Bear by Leone Adelson

Dates & Almonds (ages 4 to 5)

  • The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah by Leslie Kimmelman or Too Many Cooks by Edie Stoltz Zolkower
  • Chicken Man by Michelle Edwards
  • Fox Walked Alone by Barbara Reid
  • King Solomon and the Bee by Dahlia Renberg
  • Mrs. Moskowitz and the Sabbath Candlesticks by Amy Schwartz
  • The World’s Birthday by Barbara Diamond Goldin
  • Sammy Spider’s First Day of School by Sylvia Rouss
  • The Only One Club by Jane Naliboff
  • The Chanukah Guest by Eric Kimmel or Latkes, Latkes Good to Eat by Naomi Howland
  • Uri Uri by Elena Jagoda or Shirlala Shabbat by Shira Kline or Shirlala Chanukkah by Shira Kline
  • A Mezuzah on the Door by Amy Meltzer or It Could Always Be Worse by Margot Zemach
  • The Shabbat Box by Lesley Simpson

Egg Matza (ages 5 to 6)

  • Nachshon, Who Was Afraid to Swim by Deborah Bodin Cohen
  • A Mountain of Blintzes by Barbara Diamond Goldin
  • The Kugel Valley Klezmer Band by Barbara Stuchner
  • Bone Button Borscht by Aubrey Davis
  • First Rain by Charlotte Herman
  • The Hardest Word by Jacqueline Jules
  • Gathering Sparks by Howard Schwartz
  • Jodie’s First Dig by Anna Levine or Chicken Soup by Heart by Esther Hershenhorn
  • Latkes and Applesauce by Fran Manushkin or The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes by Linda Glaser
  • We Sang That at Camp by The Schneiderman Sisters
  • Snow in Jerusalem by Deborah da Costa
  • Cakes and Miracles by Barbara Diamond Goldin