Jewish children ages six months to eight years are eligible to receive PJ Library, a free Jewish book and CD-of-the-month club that is mailed home. Imagine their delight upon receiving a package every month with a special book or CD just for them!
The PJ Library is an international, award-winning Jewish family engagement program created by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and funded locally by the Lappin Foundation and by a grant from Cohen Hillel Academy. PJ stands for “pajamas”, a fitting name for a program whose organizers believe a bond is formed between children and their parents during story time before bed. The books are mostly soft covered with beautiful illustrations. A monthly newsletter is sent to families with helpful information about PJ Library books, Jewish holidays, and related arts and crafts activities.
Visit the PJ Library website at www.pjlibrary.org for a wealth of resources for parents and families.
The Lappin Foundation service area is one of 200 communities nationally to be part of this growing program that sends out 147,000 books every month.
Approximately 1,700 Jewish children, from more than 940 Jewish and interfaith families, have registered for PJ Library on the North Shore. Special free programs are held throughout the year for families of PJ Library, such as Jewish Holiday Story Hours, Jewish holiday celebrations, special book groups for mothers of the PJ Library, and more.