Dolly Parton's Contribution to Educational Pluralism in Israel

The local version of the American PJ Library program, set up by the famous country singer, hands out free books to thousands of religious and secular preschoolers. 'We wanted to create a shared curriculum,' says program director.

In Antigonus kindergarten in Jerusalem's Katamonim neighborhood, a group of children sits at a low table talking with the teacher about the book "Joseph Had a Little Overcoat" by Simms Taback. Due to the young age of the participants, the discussion is naturally limited, but they seem to be well informed about the story of the overcoat.