Local Pre-Teen Selected for Design Team

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Cleveland Pre-Teen Named PJ Our Way National Design Team Member

Dina Rubin has been selected to join the national PJ Our Way Design Team, a prestigious position through the PJ Our Way program that gives young people the opportunity to develop leadership skills, while connecting with other pre-teens across the country. Dina, age 9, lives in Orange Village with her mom, dad, and older brother Ari, who was also involved in PJ Our Way as a member of Cleveland’s Local Design Team.

Dina Rubin

Currently in its 4th year, the PJ Our Way program is the next chapter of the highly successful Jewish outreach program, PJ Library, which has reached more than 4,400 Cleveland kids since 2009. While PJ Library targets young children, PJ Our Way offers 9-11 year olds a choice of Jewish-themed books and a safe website to upload reviews, videos and blogs.

Dina and nine other team members from across America have early access to books, and create content including videos and reviews. Together the team interviews authors, participates in workshops and leads the conversation amongst their peers.

“We are thrilled to have Dina on board” said Saskia Swenson Moss, who directs the Design Team. “Team members are great role models for tweens who want to connect to Judaism in fun and engaging ways.”

“I am excited to be on the PJ Our Way National Design Team because I love to read and I want to help advertise PJ Our Way books so other kids can have an awesome opportunity to read free books like me,” Dina said.

Learn more about PJ Our Way and register at www.pjourway.org. For questions about PJ Our Way or PJ Library, please contact Aviva Roland at aroland@jcfcleve.org or 216-593-2926.

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