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 and music! 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.


Virtual Shabbat and Havdalah Celebrations


Ongoing Programs:

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.

Federation’s Social Action Toolkit
Want to do a mitzvah (“good deed”) to help others facing hunger? Use this quick guide to addressing food insecurity in our area with a hands-on project. (Best for ages 4-12)

Connect with Purpose with Your Grandchildren

Connect with Purpose During COVID-19 Resource Center on Jconnect.


The Lag B’Omer Lowdown: History & Activities
Learn more about the traditions of this minor holiday (which starts April 29 at sundown) and fun ways to celebrate it.

9 Fun and Easy Ideas for a Shabbat Family Game Night
These 9 ideas will keep your family giggling all the way from sundown on Friday through sundown on Saturday and beyond.

Enjoying Israel Independence Day with Kids
Celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut (starts April 14 at sundown) by reading books, watching videos, making Israeli food, and more.

5 Popular Snacks from Israel Your Kids Will Love
Take a culinary tour of Israel right in your own home with these 5 kid-approved recipes.


PJ Our Way April Selections
Check out the four fantastic PJ Our Way selections for April 2021! Read letters from an autistic girl who dreams of playing baseball, trace via graphic novel one family’s perilous journey, follow a girl’s early 20th century adventure through the American Southwest, or join a group of gamers as they solve a real-life mystery. Whether you’re interested in history, sports, action, or just a great story, any of these books is sure to have you hooked. Make your choice by April 10th!

Making Something from Nothing…for Others!
Looking for fun, easy, and delicious recipes? You’ve come to the right place! All the videos feature simple directions for flavorful food made for PJ Our Way kids, by PJ Our Way kids. Grab your spatula and get ready to make something tasty!

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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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