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“Have I Got a Story For You!”

Produced by PJ Library, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library sends great, expertly-curated books to families raising Jewish children – every month, for free!  Learn more and sign up at pjlibrary.org.

Every episode of Have I Got a Story For You takes a classic Jewish folk tale and gives it a modern twist. You can explore episodes here and if you find one you really like, be sure to click on the episode page to find activities, book lists, and keep the fun going.

Episodes

Tali Under The Table

Have you ever felt as ornery as an ostrich? Or as prickly as a porcupine? In a very special episode, Rita Toomey reads the book Tali Under the Table, written by Tamar Weiss-Gabay and llustrated by Zoya Cherkassky.
When Tali is angry and refuses to join everyone seated at the table for lunch at Grandma’s, her cousin Shira knows exactly what to do: she joins Tali under the table, and slowly leads her back to the family gathering in this story inspired by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov’s, The Turkey Prince.


Og Goes Rogue

Once upon a time Og the Giant helped out Noah, the one with the ark. Then he went for a little run, took a giant leap through a wormhole, crashlanded in New York City, and befriended a new, Noa: Dr. Noa Ackerman. It's a long story. 

Join Og, Dr. Noa, and Rita Toomey for bagels, intercontinental animal rescue, and a neighborhood mitzvah


The Sweetest Sound

Kreplach Riot, the world's greatest band, is on the hunt for an opening act, but lead singer Mendelsohn's picky attitude is getting in the way. 


The People Vs. The Wind

The residents of Haverton are furious -- the wind is messing up all of their plans and ruining everyone's day! From lost balloons to spoiled cakes to popped kick balls, the townspeople want justice, and that's where Rita Toomey and Judge Solomon come in.


Al Learns About Shavuot

Rita Toomey's favorite holiday, Shavuot, is coming up -- but her trusty audio engineer Al, doesn't know much about it. While Rita and Al video chat, they make cheesecakes for Shavuot and talk about Rita's favorite traditions and customs.