PJ Library Havdalah-la-la-la Sing-Along

PJ Libraries across the Pacific Northwest are teaming up to present Havdalah-la-la-la, a fun virtual sing-along featuring performances by some of the regions favourite artists for young people.

Havdalah-la-la-la, which takes place on Saturday, November 14 at 5:30 p.m., offers a musical twist to the occasion and a chance for young families to mark the end of Shabbat in an entertaining and memorable setting.

Enjoy popular songs and discover new favourites, performed by these wonderful musicians: Josh Niehaus, Kim Schneiderman, and Vancouver’s own Monika Schwartzman. Rabbi Tamar Malino of Spokane will also join the concert to talk about the special place of havdalah in Jewish tradition.

“The end of Shabbat is a special time for families to come together and prepare for the coming week, and theres nothing more joyful than creating community through song,” said Lissa Weinberger, Jewish Federations manager of Jewish education and identity initiatives. We hope this virtual mini music festival will connect PJ Library friends and families across the Pacific Northwest, and set the stage for an annual Havdalah-la-la-la tradition.” 

Join us for this musical celebration! The event is free and families with children of all ages are welcome.

When: Saturday, November 14, 2020 I 5:30 p.m.
Where:  Register here for the Zoom details. 

The first 30 families who register will receive a special havdalah kit, complete with a havdalah candle, spices and surprise crafts.

PJ Library is excited to partner with communities in BC, Washington and Oregon to make this concert possible:

  • BC: Greater Vancouver, Victoria, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands
  • Washington: Olympia, Seattle and Spokane
  • Oregon: Eugene, Portland and multiple regional and coastal communities across the state

Havdalah-la-la-la is supported by Bnai Brith Camp, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland, Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver, Jewish Federation of Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island, Jewish Federation of Seattle, Spokane Area Jewish Family Services, Temple Beth Hatfiloh and The Jewish Federation of Lane County.

For more information, contact Lissa Weinberger.