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.
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Sukkot, the fall holiday of thanksgiving, starts five days after Yom Kippur and lasts for a week. The most popular Sukkot tradition is building, decorating, and spending time (even sleeping!) inside a hut called a sukkah.
Is your family anticipating a new arrival? For families with children, the experience of a new baby is different the second or third or fourth time around, here are some tips to help older siblings.
The Hebrew word chesed is usually translated as loving-kindness but can also mean courage and imagination. Discover acts of loving-kindness that are examples of Jewish values in action.
After the High Holidays, at the end of Sukkot week, there are two more special Jewish holidays: Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.
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Join Maggie as she befriends Grisha the dragon and embarks on a magical – and dangerous – adventure, or follow Simon as he wrangles chickens, ducks, and cows on his family’s new farm. Find out why Avery is so reluctant to attend Hebrew school, or learn what happens when Zelly’s new puppy is a bit too rambunctious. Remember to choose your book by Saturday, October 10th.
Meet Liora, the newest star of Nosh & Nibble, the Kosher.com and PJ Library kids’ cooking and crafting show! Find out more about her in this video, then check out the next three episodes for her favorite recipes, crafts, and more!
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).