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 Lag B’Omer Holiday Hub
Lag B’Omer is a sometimes-underrated holiday with so much going for it, including parades, bonfires, and toy bows and arrows. Families can have a great time with the information and ideas on PJ Library’s Lag B’Omer Hub. The holiday starts Monday, May 8th at sundown.

PJ Library’s Shavuot Holiday Hub
Shavuot begins at sundown on May 25th, and PJ Library’s Shavuot Hub is your ice-cream-partying, craft-making, staying-up-late guide to family celebration.

Check out the Afternoons with Mimi Podcast With Your Kids!
PJ Library was named as a 2023 honoree at the Webby Awards for the younger-kids storytelling podcast Afternoons with Mimi! Find it here or wherever you listen to podcasts.

PJ Library Refer-a-Friend Returns!
PJ Library subscribers should look for an upcoming email with details about earning Refer-a-Friend rewards. Your friends and relatives can get free monthly Jewish children’s books and you can get Amazon gift cards to thank you for your referral!


PJ Our Way May 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

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Friday, June 2, 2023 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Oseh Shalom Religious School Info. Sessions

Friday, June 2, 2023 | 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Gan Shabbat at Agudas Achim

Saturday, June 3, 2023 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Oseh Shalom Religious School Info. Sessions

Thursday, June 8, 2023 | 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Rhythm ‘N’ Ruach Shabbat Family Jam

Saturday, June 10, 2023 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible
Pride Parade 2022

March with the Jewish Community at the Capital Pride Parade 2023

Saturday, June 10, 2023 | 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible
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DC Capital Pride Festival 2023

Sunday, June 11, 2023 | 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Farmers Market Sing-a-Longs and Playdates

Sunday, June 11, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Wheelchair Accessible

Oseh Shalom Family Picnic at the Columbia Festival of the Arts

Saturday, June 17, 2023 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Shabbat Picnic Dinner

Friday, June 23, 2023 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible
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PJ Play Date: Nate the Great

Sunday, June 25, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Oseh Shalom Religious School Info. Sessions

Thursday, June 29, 2023 | 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

JSSA’s Family Event

Sunday, September 10, 2023 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible