PJ Library: Living in Utah

Ten years ago my husband and I moved to Utah. I was 6 months pregnant and moving from New York to Utah. I didn’t know what to expect from our new home. The mountains were beautiful but the bagels left something to be desired. I remember speaking with someone who was a born and raised Utahn. I mentioned that I was Jewish and they replied “so you're a gentile.” I was confused. I conveyed the story to a neighbor, also from Utah, and they told me that people of the LDS Church considered anyone not of their Church to be gentiles. The world felt flip-flopped. I realized that the bagels were the least of my worries. I didn’t know how I was going to raise my kids and teach them Judaism.

A friend from New York highly recommended that I sign up for PJ Library. I did and I am so thankful to have these amazing books come to our mailbox every month to help my kids learn about Judaism through the most wonderful and beautiful books. The kids love getting a package with their names on it. It is perfect to come together and read a great story and learn about being a good human and Judaism.”

  • Clarie Trapp, PJ Library Parent

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