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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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


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

What is Sigd?
Sigd begins at sundown on Tuesday, November 22nd. Learn more about this beautiful Jewish holiday that originated in the Beta Israel community of Ethiopia.

9 Children’s Books that Help Kids Learn to Be Thankful
As the page turns to November in our calendars, we’re reminded to give thanks. PJ Library gives thanks to you, and also gives this list of books to inspire gratitude in younger children.

Season 2 of PJ Library’s Podcasts!
New audio adventures for older kids will begin on November 18th when the PJ Library Presents podcast network launches season 2 of Beyond the Bookcase. Littler ones can already cuddle up with sweet stories in a new season of Afternoons with Mimi.


PJ Our Way November Choices
Between November 1st–10th, PJ Our Way kids can log in and choose their next middle grade book or graphic novel.

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

Tots Program – Chanukah Music, Movement and Services

Sunday, December 11, 2022 | 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Wheelchair Accessible
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The Great Hanukkah Escape

Sunday, December 11, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Chanukah with Grandfriends

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Grown-up & Me: Guided Chat and Play Series

Thursday, December 15, 2022 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Wheelchair Accessible

BJC’s Hanukkah Celebration!

Friday, December 16, 2022 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Rhythm ‘N’ Ruach Shabbat Family Jam

Saturday, December 17, 2022 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Hannukah Family Jam with Auntie A.

Saturday, December 17, 2022 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible

Chanukah Fun at Oseh Shalom

Sunday, December 18, 2022 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wheelchair Accessible