PJ Library

Your Child’s Treasury of Jewish Books

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is thrilled to share PJ Library® (PJ, as in “pajamas”) with our entire community. This program provides families raising Jewish children from newborn–8 years old with a FREE treasury of Jewish books! Every month, families enrolled in PJ Library receive a high-quality, expertly-selected and kid-tested (!) Jewish book or CD as a gift from the community. PJ Library in Greater Washington is a gift from The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington,  the Charles E. Smith Family Foundation, the David Bruce Smith Foundation, and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

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Find even more holiday programs and services on our Jconnect High Holidays page!

Federation's Family Fun Roundup Web Banner for Summer

Resources for Grandparents

PJ Library Mitzvah-a-Day at Home Chart

Shabbat and Havdalah Celebrations (virtual and in-person)

Ongoing Programs:

What We Are Reading


Mitzvah Mondays

Every Monday is #MitzvahMonday! Each week, Federation and the EDCJCC will post ideas for social action projects around a Jewish value, with activities you can do at home that will impact the community. Follow us on Facebook to get first notice or find all the ideas on Jconnect.

703-J-CARING Community Support Line
Feeling overwhelmed? Unsure about your options for support? Call 703-J-CARING: The Jewish Community Support Line (703-522-7464), to be connected with the many resources available to residents of DC, MD, and Northern VA.

Connect with Purpose with Your Grandchildren


September PJ Library Books
Here’s a peek at the wonderful books being mailed to PJ Library subscribers from age 0-8 this month.

Three Questions with Sarah Lynne Reul
Three inspiring answers from author, illustrator, and animator Sarah Lynne Reul, creator of the upcoming PJ Library selection Bubbie & Rivka’s Best-Ever Challah (So Far!) amongst many other amazing books.

How Jewish Songs Became My Baby’s Lullabies
Mother and writer Hana LaRock sings the praises of using Jewish songs as beautiful parenting tools.

PJ Library’s Guide to the Fall Holidays

The beautiful A Time to Grow: A PJ Library Family Guide for Starting the Jewish New Year is being mailed to North American PJ Library subscribers, but you can enjoy the interactive digital version right now (available in English, Portuguese, and Spanish!).

Exploring Jewish Values With Your Family
Jewish values are also human values. Explore ideas like being a good friend, visiting the sick, caring for the environment, and more on PJ Library’s Value page.


PJ Our Way September Choices
PJ Our Way kids have until the 10th of the month to log in and choose their next middle grade book or graphic novel.

PJOW Audiobooks
You choose your PJ Our Way book every month, but did you know that PJ Our Way also offers a selection of audiobooks for free download? Check out pjourway.org/audiobooks to find out how to start listening!





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Is your little one ready for preschool? We hope that you are able to find a Jewish preschool to start your child on his/her Jewish journey.

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Provide your child(ren) with the building blocks for their Jewish future. Explore the options for area day schools and whether they are a good option for your child(ren).

Family-Friendly Volunteer Opportunities

Helping out as a family is a wonderful way for everyone to do a Mitzvah! Jconnect can help you find family-friendly volunteer opportunities

Difficult Conversations: Resources for Parents

Family-Friendly Events Cosponsored by PJ Library in Greater Washington

High Holidays with Young Families at Agudas Achim in Alexandria

Monday, September 26, 2022 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Wheelchair Accessible
Rosh Hashana Family Service and Tashlich

Rosh Hashana Family Service and Tashlich

Monday, September 26, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

High Holidays with Young Families at Agudas Achim in Alexandria

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Wheelchair Accessible

UnPanic – Parenting in Uncertainty

Sunday, October 2, 2022 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

UnPanic – Parenting in Uncertainty

Monday, October 3, 2022 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

High Holidays with Young Families at Agudas Achim in Alexandria

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Wheelchair Accessible

Celebrate Sukkot with Young Families of Agudas Achim in Alexandria

Sunday, October 9, 2022 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Rhythm ‘N’ Ruach Shabbat Family Jam

Saturday, October 15, 2022 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible