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Have I Got a Story For You is a new podcast from PJ Library, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. In every episode families can enjoy an update of a classic Jewish folk tale. There's adventure and mischief and even a hamster named Augustus! Learn more at gotastorypodcast.com.

PJ Library Presents: Have I Got A Story For You‪!‬ PJ Library

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 99 Ratings

Have I Got a Story For You is a new podcast from PJ Library, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. In every episode families can enjoy an update of a classic Jewish folk tale. There's adventure and mischief and even a hamster named Augustus! Learn more at gotastorypodcast.com.

    029: Behind The Door: A Story By Harold Grinspoon

    029: Behind The Door: A Story By Harold Grinspoon

    Welcome to a very special episode of Have I Got a Story For You! Today's story was written by PJ Library's founder, Harold Grinspoon and Vivian Newman. Join young Harold and his best buddy Diane, as they journey behind a heavy door, through dark, mysterious tunnels, and back to freedom. Will they triumph over the darkness, the evil dust bunnies, the rabbi's singing? Find out in today's season finale, Behind the Door!

    • 22 min
    028: The Magical Letter

    028: The Magical Letter

    Today Rita narrates an audiobook for listeners: The Magical Letter. 


    As he discovers writing, Nitai decides to write his first letter to his mother. The story, told from the viewpoint of the simple white page, tells how Nitai’s letter, passed from person to person, magically touches each one. This charming book speaks to the power of words to bring joy, to bridge difference and to express compassion and to encourage.


     


    The Magical Letter, written and illustrated by Elinor Milchan. Published by Yedioth Ahronoth Books. Translated to Hebrew, for Sifriyat Pijama by Adi Zelichov Relevy. To learn more, visit https://eng.pjisrael.org/book/the-magical-letter/


     

    • 11 min
    027: The Shabbat Flood

    027: The Shabbat Flood

    Travel back in time to the village of Rosgart for a very rainy Shabbat. Ira and his father Jacob take great pride in baking the best challah in town -- and remembering every customer's order. But what happens when a small early Saturday morning drizzle turns into a downpour and then a flood unlike any Rosgart has ever seen? Rita, Jacob, and Ira get very creative to make sure everyone can enjoy Shabbat.

    This fictional episode is inspired by a very true story about an intrepid baker and a flood in Texas. 




    Episode Credits
    Have I Got a Story For You is a production of PJ Library


    Executive producers: Meredith Lewis, Alli Thresher
    Director: Alli Thresher
    Additional production: Craig Rossein
    Website design: Christina Rizer
    Audio editing, mixing and mastering: Peter Moore
    Score: Peter Moore
    Recorded at Palace of Purpose Studios in Malden, MA.
    Cover art: Barb Bastian
    Story editor: Alan Silberberg
    This episode was written by Jan Schwaid


    Cast:


    Narrator, Rita Toomey: Madelaine Ripley


    Jacob: Walter Sickert


    Ira: Zad Gravebone


    Mr. Berkowitz/Mrs. Liebovitz: Rich Wentworth


    Mr. Zimmer/ Mr. Fine: Kristofer Jenson


    Mrs. Lewis; Mrs. Fine: Jen Kenneally

    • 21 min
    026: The Donkey and the Garden

    026: The Donkey and the Garden

    How will Rabbi Akiva get over his embarrassment and learn to read when all the pupils in the class are children and he is already a grown man? In this charming, modern version of a Talmudic tale, Rabbi Akiva’s clever wife, Rachel, shows him that one should never let shyness or fear of embarrassment stand in the way of learning.




    The Donkey and the Garden is written by Devora Busheri, illustrated by Menahem Halberstad, and published in English by Green Bean Books. This title was also a selection sent to children in PJ Library's sister program, Sifriyat Pijama.


     


    Episode Credits
    Have I Got a Story For You is a production of PJ Library


    The Donkey and the Garden by Devora Busheri, illustrated by Menahem Halberstad, distributed and published in English by Green Bean Books.
    Executive producers: Meredith Lewis, Alli Thresher
    Director: Alli Thresher
    Additional production: Craig Rossein
    Website design: Christina Rizer
    Audio editing, mixing and mastering: Peter Moore
    Score: Peter Moore
    Recorded at Palace of Purpose Studios in Malden, MA.
    Cover art: Barb Bastian




    Cast:


    Narrator, Rita Toomey: Madelaine Ripley
    Rabbi Akiva: Walter Alice Sickert
    Rachel: Gwen D'Angelo
    Ensemble voices: Mike D'Angelo, Peter Moore, Edrie
    Children's voices: Wednesday Alice and Bowie D'Angelo

    • 9 min
    Passover Playlist

    Passover Playlist

    Get ready for Passover with Have I Got a Story For You! Learn the Passover story, practice the Four Questions, and follow a pirate on an epic afikomen hunt. For everything you need to enjoy Passover with your family, visit pjlibrary.org/passover.

    • 28 min
    Shabbat Stories Playlist

    Shabbat Stories Playlist

    The work or school week can feel long and hectic -- that's why Shabbat is so awesome. On Shabbat, we get to take a break, take a breather, and slow down. It's the perfect reset - and that's what makes Friday nights feel so special, and dare we say, magical. 

    Enjoy three Shabbat-themed stories in this playlist: Sweet-Town Rivals, Miracle Bread, and The Missing Ingredient. There are also Shabbat-themed discussion questions to talk over with your family. 

    • 41 min

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