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 and music! 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 Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies, the Bender Foundation, the Charles E. Smith Family Foundation, the David Bruce Smith Foundation, and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.
FROM THE JEWISH FEDERATION
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. A partnership between The Jewish Federation and JSSA, 703-J-CARING is accessible Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, and all calls are confidential. Everyone deserves care. Your Jewish community is here for you.
Want to do a mitzvah (“good deed”) to help others facing hunger? Check out Federation’s social action toolk for families for a quick guide to addressing food insecurity in our area with a hands-on project. (Best for ages 4-12):
PJ Library and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington are partnering to share a wonderful opportunity with you to send Chanukah greeting cards to Jewish military members stationed in Anchorage, Alaska! Cards must be mailed by November 23.
The relationship you have with your grandchild(ren) need not suffer a setback in these unsettling times. Here are some suggestions for bringing your family together.
Connect with Purpose During COVID-19 Resource Center on Jconnect.
FROM PJ LIBRARY
This book list features diverse characters, intercultural friendships, and messages about important Jewish values like repairing the world and respecting differences.
Help your kids learn how to get along and keep peace in the house (the Jewish value of shalom bayit) with this Daniel Tiger-esque video from Shaboom.
Get your veggies in with this simple, easy-to-prepare rice dish inspired by an episode of the PJ Library podcast.
Teach the Jewish value of gratitude, or hakarat hatov, to children through these seven creative ways.
PJ OUR WAY
This month, Tori makes a new friend and gets caught up in a lie trying to impress her, while Benny signs up for the talent show with his klezmer band – which doesn’t actually exist. Half-Indian and half-Jewish Sonia becomes half a cheerleader (?!) at her new school, and Rabbi Harvey is back to save Elk Spring, Colorado, from another bunch of bad guys. Curl up with any of these awesome titles this month – remember to choose a book by the 10th!
PJ Our Way is looking for voracious readers who want to share their opinions about new books. The Advisory Committee’s feedback is used to help make decisions about which books to offer each month! All kids who get PJ Our Way books are eligible to apply — email email@example.com for more information.
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.
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).