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 Harold Grinspoon Foundation, and generous local donors.
Photo above used courtesy of PJ Library.
FROM THE JEWISH FEDERATION
Summer Camp Grants and Listing
Check out our Summer Camp Resource Page which provides information about the Jewish overnight and day camp options available for your family. Through a partnership with the Foundation for Jewish Camps, Federation is pleased to offer One Happy Camper grants for first-time campers from the Greater Washington community to attend Jewish overnight camps. If your child attends a Jewish day school, please apply for the PJ Library Camp Grant for your first-time overnight camper (check your email for the code sent by [email protected]).
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.
FROM PJ LIBRARY
How to Talk to Children About Antisemitism
It’s a sad reality that even as we share holiday greetings and festive foods, we also need to offer expert advice on talking to your children about this topic.
PJ OUR WAY
Here are two ways to get advice from noted expert Dr. Sivan Zakai on discussing the tragic situation in Israel with children:
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).