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 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
Every Monday is #MitzvahMonday! Each week, Federation and the EDCJCC will post ideas for social action projects around a Jewish value, with activities you can do at home that will impact the community. Follow us on Facebook to get first notice or find all the ideas on Jconnect.
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
Also known as the “New Year of the trees,” Tu B’Shevat is a lovely way to celebrate trees and the earth.
Enjoy these yummy Tu B’Shevat recipes that feature the traditional seven species, foods grown in ancient Israel.
In a simple multi-sensory ceremony, with blessings over lights, wine or grape juice, and spices, Havdalah is an inspiring way to end Shabbat and start the new week as a family.
In commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, PJ Library recommends these 10 Jewish children’s books that highlight the values supported by Dr. King.
PJ OUR WAY
Travel by ship across the ocean from Germany to Cuba, help four friends start an underground news show, learn about the life of one of Israel’s great leaders, or find out what happens when a kid moves to the countryside and discovers … life-changing donuts? Whether you choose history or biography, contemporary or graphic novel, you’re sure to pick an awesome book. Make your selection by January 10th!
Did you choose The $150,000 Rugelach last month? Inspired by the book, this tutorial video features PJ Our Way National Advisory Committee member Maya sharing her easy and delicious recipe for chocolate cinnamon rugelach. Yum!
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).