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 Charles E. Smith Family Foundation, the David Bruce Smith Foundation, and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

Shabbat and Havdalah Celebrations (virtual and in-person)

Ongoing Programs:

What We Are Reading


Mitzvah Mondays

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.

Connect with Purpose with Your Grandchildren


What Winning Our Own Parenting Marathons (And Sometimes Actual Ones) Can Look Like
Do you ever look at other parents and wonder what their secrets are? How do they make it look easy to juggle parenting and everything else going on in their busy lives?

10 Simple Summer Activities for Kids
These 10 activities will help develop your family’s sense of hakarat hatov, recognizing the good in between summer camp, road trips, and visits to the beach this summer.

Exploring Jewish Values With Your Family
Jewish values are also human values. Explore ideas like being a good friend, visiting the sick, caring for the environment, and more on PJ Library’s Value page.


July’s PJ Our Way Book Selections
PJ Our Way is offering four fantastic books for July! Discover the truth behind a secret painting, help a young detective-turned-pet-sitter solve a Rosh Hashanah mystery, find out what happens when a kid tries to get rich quick or learn about the businessman who helped popularize blue jeans. Mystery, history, biography, and more — find your next great read this month and pick your book by the 10th!

Saying Thanks to the 2022 National Design Team
A big thank you to the 2022 PJ Our Way National Design Team! Read participant reflections and check out kid-created videos, blog posts, and more on the PJ Our Way website.




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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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PJ Play Date: Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Sunday, July 31, 2022 | 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible