What is PJ PLUS?

PJ Plus is a 7-10 week program appropriate for tots and children between the ages of 1.5 through 3 years where you and your child (or grandchild) will participate in an educationally fun and meaningful experience, embracing Jewish values.

PJ PLUS

based on the PJ Library Books

Hands on Jewish Learning

Arts and crafts, puppets and more....

Music & Movin'

PJ PLUS teachers are experienced in music, dancing and getting you and your tot to "bust a move"

Jewish Holidays and Hebrew

You and your tot will engage in active learning about Jewish holidays, traditions, and the Hebrew language

What People Say About PJ PLUS:

I want to highly recommend a really great parent/toddler program run by PJ Plus ... I totally loved it all! The teacher is great. ..so warm and lovely. I am really looking forward to the next session!

Dahlia Geft( Barbara Frum Library)

We just registered for our second session of PJ Plus Parent & Tot Class, and we couldn't be happier! We love how the Sunday classes compliment and expands on the wonderful messages and themes of the PJ books. The curriculum is always age-appropriate, interactive and engaging, and it's the perfect mix of art, music, play, and learning. The class has helped make Jewish concepts and holidays understandable and meaningful for our son. Thank you PJ Plus for greatly enriching our son's Jewish educational experience!!!

Michelle Klein ( Beth Sholom) 

Leah really liked the classes (so did her daddy) and would jump out of bed in the morning when we'd come to get her up, it was great as parents for us to see her enthusiasm and pleasure.  Mora Sara was wonderful and great with the children and we genuinely had a positive experience… as it's really the only place (other than home) where she gets to experience Jewish content.  I was thrilled to see her handmade grogger for Purim.;

Marla Shapiro- Heller ( Adath Israel)

Choose the Location Closest to You: 

*Registration is currently being done through the Schwartz/Reisman Centre 

Meet the PJ PLUS Teachers:

  • SILVANA EIKILIS

    I am an ECE Certified teacher with more than 20 years of experience working with children under 6 years of age. I was raised in a Jewish community in Argentina where I learned the love for Israel and our roots. I started my teaching career in Argentina and continued it in Toronto. I am a true believer of creative learning techniques, and I use them to teach English, Spanish and Hebrew. My passion is my family

    I am an ECE Certified teacher with more than 20 years of experience working with children under 6 years of age. I was raised in a Jewish community in Argentina where I learned the love for Israel and our roots. I started my teaching career in Argentina and continued it in Toronto. I am a true believer of creative learning techniques, and I use them to teach English, Spanish and Hebrew. My passion is my family

  • AYALA REZNIK

    Ayala has worked with children ages 1-12 in a diversity of contexts, including kindergartens, after-school programs, daycares, arts and crafts workshops, and as personal tutor for a child with learning disabilities. Ayala specializes in using art and creative-exploration strategies as tools of education and intercommunication. She is currently working as Hebrew Immersion and Jewish Life Teacher and an Art Teacher at Makom After-School in Toronto

    Ayala has worked with children ages 1-12 in a diversity of contexts, including kindergartens, after-school programs, daycares, arts and crafts workshops, and as personal tutor for a child with learning disabilities. Ayala specializes in using art and creative-exploration strategies as tools of education and intercommunication. She is currently working as Hebrew Immersion and Jewish Life Teacher and an Art Teacher at Makom After-School in Toronto

  • ESTEE SILVER

    Hello, my name is Estee Silver. I am so excited to be teaching for the PJ PLUS program this year. I have been a pre school teacher for over 13 years and bring with me many years of experience in teaching and program planning. I’ve created a successful ‘creative movement’ program which has been offered as part of enrichment programming in many preschools and daycares in the Toronto area. I love my do, and passionate about working with children.

    Hello, my name is Estee Silver. I am so excited to be teaching for the PJ PLUS program this year. I have been a pre school teacher for over 13 years and bring with me many years of experience in teaching and program planning. I’ve created a successful ‘creative movement’ program which has been offered as part of enrichment programming in many preschools and daycares in the Toronto area. I love my do, and passionate about working with children.

  • Hi my name is Shoshi Lugassy. I am a certified Early Childhood Educator and also have my Bachelor of Eduction. I love working with children and have over 10 years of experience. I have taught preschool, kindergarten, supplied in Jewish elementary schools, worked at various camps, tutor and have experience in special eduction. My goal is to always make learning fun. Witnessing the joy on children's faces when they learn a new concept or accomplish a new skill is what makes teaching my passion!

    Hi my name is Shoshi Lugassy. I am a certified Early Childhood Educator and also have my Bachelor of Eduction. I love working with children and have over 10 years of experience. I have taught preschool, kindergarten, supplied in Jewish elementary schools, worked at various camps, tutor and have experience in special eduction. My goal is to always make learning fun. Witnessing the joy on children's faces when they learn a new concept or accomplish a new skill is what makes teaching my passion!

  • LIEBA HAREL

    I am a Mother of six children and Grand-children and have had the privilege of teaching Pre-Nursery for many years, here and in South Africa. I was nominated for the”Prime-Ministers Award” by the Parents of the school where I taught, perhaps because of the famous Torah saying that goes “what comes from the heart, goes to the heart”.

    I am a Mother of six children and Grand-children and have had the privilege of teaching Pre-Nursery for many years, here and in South Africa. I was nominated for the”Prime-Ministers Award” by the Parents of the school where I taught, perhaps because of the famous Torah saying that goes “what comes from the heart, goes to the heart”.

For information on this program, Please contact Adina at 416.635.2883 x5406 or email: alipson@ujafed.org