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Parents As Reading Partners: Through a Jewish Lens

PARENTS AS READING PARTNERS is a two-part webinar in celebration of Jewish Book Month, presented by THE JEWISH EDUCATION PROJECT in partnership with METROIMMA, giving parents and educators concrete ways to make books come alive and spark meaningful conversations with children about Jewish life, values, family and community. PJ Library books will be featured and used as models by both presenters.

PART 1: DECEMBER 7, 12:30pm

The Art of Conversational Reading: Help Your Child Get the Most from the Books They Read

PRESENTER:  Diane W. Frankenstein is the award-winning author of Reading Together: Everything You Need to Know to Raise a Child Who Loves to Read. She holds a Master’s Degree in Children's Literature and Language Arts with a specialty in teaching about the Holocaust though literature. Diane works with families, schools and organizations to teach children how to get the most from the books they read. She also guides children in their exploration of Jewish values through both secular and Jewish books.

Since 1989 Diane has worked as an educational consultant in children’s and adolescent literature throughout the United States as well as in Asia and Europe. Reading Together has received both the Library Journal Starred Review and GOLD Mom's Choice Award. For More information:

PART 2: DECEMBER 8, 12:30pm

The Parent Child Book Club: Creating a Dynamic Group Experience for All

PRESENTER: Melissa Stoller, author of The Parent Child Book Club: Connecting With Your Kids Through Reading. Melissa is a long-time member of the Advisory Board of the Children's Aid Society, Rhinelander Children's Center in Manhattan, and is President of the Parents' Association and a Member of the Board of Trustees at The Hewitt School, an independent K-12 school for girls in Manhattan.

Melissa also serves on several committees at Temple Shaary Tefila in Manhattan, including The PJ LIbrary. For more information:

BOTH WEBINARS highlight the role parents play in developing a love for reading to their child/ren. Reading books aloud stimulates a child’s imagination and expands their understanding of the world. Conversations that flow from books enable parents and their children to explore new ideas and concepts while also developing a love for reading and memories that will last a lifetime. Reading aloud is a gift you can freely give your children from the day you bring them home from the hospital until the time they leave the nest.

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Questions? Contact Shariee Calderone




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