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 Harold Grinspoon Foundation, and generous local donors.

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What We Are Reading


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


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

PJ Library’s Tu B’Shevat Hub
Tu B’Shevat begins at sunset on February 5. PJ Library’s Tu B’Shevat Hub is filled with ways for families to learn about and celebrate what’s sometimes called the Birthday of the Trees.

A Tu B’Shevat Themed Podcast for Kids
For some cozy Tu B’Shevat down-time, younger kids will love listening to this garden-planting episode of PJ Library’s original storytelling podcast, Afternoons with Mimi.

New Beyond the Bookcase Episodes
There’s a perfect PJ Library podcast for every age — older kids can catch up with new episodes of the serialized adventure, Beyond the Bookcase, already halfway through its second season.

All the Shabbat Ideas You Need
PJ Library’s Shabbat Hub has ways to fill your new year with more beauty, peace, and purpose, week by wonderful week.

Jewish Books to Read for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Here’s a list of world-healing kids’ books for various ages that we recommend all year long, but especially to honor the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. this month.


PJ Our Way February 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.

Meet the PJOW National Design Team
This year’s PJ Our Way National Design Team features three local tweens who get to shape the program. Get to know them!

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

Gan Shabbat at Agudas Achim

Saturday, February 4, 2023 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Tu B’Shevat Ice Cream Seder

Saturday, February 4, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Just Coffee and Connections

Friday, February 10, 2023 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Rhythm ‘N’ Ruach Shabbat Family Jam

Saturday, February 11, 2023 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Plunge into Purim

Sunday, February 12, 2023 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Shalom Baby at the J

Sunday, February 12, 2023 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Purim in the Park

Saturday, February 18, 2023 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Moms on the Move

Friday, February 24, 2023 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am