PJ Library

PJ Library

PJ Library is an international, award-winning Jewish family engagement program created by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.  Jewish children, newborns through 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!

PJ Library is open to Jewish children who live on the North Shore or in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts, or whose family is a member of a temple or JCC on the North Shore or in the Merrimack Valley.  PJ Library North Shore is funded by Lappin Foundation with support from Congregation Ahabat Sholom, Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) and Epstein Hillel School . PJ Library Merrimack Valley is funded by Lappin Foundation, Congregation Shalom and Janet & David Polak Foundation and endorsed by Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation. The PJ Library monthly newsletter is sent to families with helpful information about PJ Library books and programs, 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.

To learn more about the program or to register a child for PJ Library, contact Lynne Krasker Schultz, PJ Library Program Manager, at 978-414-7699, email lynne@lappinfoundation.org, or Click Here  to register online.

Additional PJ Offerings

Upcoming Programs

PJ Library J-Play!

PJ Library J-Play!

Sunday, December 189:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Temple Emanu-El, 514 Main Street, Haverhill J-Play! is designed for children ages infant to pre-K. It's a periodic Sunday morning playgroup in the new sanctuary playspace at Temple Emanu-El. Meet other...

Bagels, Blocks, and Beyond

Bagels, Blocks, and Beyond

Mondays, Weekly from 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Congregation Shalom, 87 Richardson Road, Chelmsford Join together with other Jewish families for a casual, fun, supportive playgroup for young children (0-6 yrs)and their grown-up. This playgroup is free to...

PJ Library Latke-Making Workshop with Mamaleh’s

PJ Library Latke-Making Workshop with Mamaleh’s

Sunday, December 11, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET on Zoom Families of all ages are invited to this interactive cooking class! This hands-on workshop will teach you how to achieve the perfect balance of crispy on the outside and creamy potato on the inside,...

PJ Library Sing-in Shabbat

PJ Library Sing-in Shabbat

Friday, December 16 @ 5:30 p.m. ET on Zoom A fun interactive Shabbat sing-along for families with Rabbi Cantor Idan Irelander from Congregation Ahavat Olam in North Andover. This program is free and everyone is welcome. For more information contact...

World’s Tallest Lego Menorah Challenge

World’s Tallest Lego Menorah Challenge

Sunday, December 189:30 - 11:30 a.m.Congregation Shirat Hayam55 Atlantic Avenue, Swampscott Family and friend teams are invited to participate in building a HUMONGOUS Hanukkiah made from 100,000 LEGOS. The program is presented by Stephen W....

Hanukkah Story Time

Hanukkah Story Time

Monday, December 19 @ 10:30 a.m.Tewksbury Public Library300 Chandler Street, Tewksbury Join PJ Library and the Tewksbury Public Library for a very special Hanukkah Story time! Create a magical Hanukkah themed craft, listen to holiday stories, and...

PJ Library Nosh, Play & Learn

PJ Library Nosh, Play & Learn

Sundays at 9:00 a.m. 2023: January 8, February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4 Temple B'nai Abraham, 200 E. Lothrop Street, Beverly Families with young children, ages 15 months to 5 are invited to join us for PJ Library Nosh, Play & Learn....

PJ Our Way Book Club

PJ Our Way Book Club

Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 2022: December 102023: January 28, March 4 Congregation Shirat Hayam, 55 Atlantic Avenue, Swampscott Join other 8-12 year olds for a monthly book club, facilitated by teens, over Shabbat kiddush (lunch). Books...

PJ Library Jewish Holidays  for Little Hands

PJ Library Jewish Holidays
for Little Hands

Sundays from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 2023: January 8, February 5, March 5, April 2, April 30 Temple Ahavat Achim, 86 Middle Street, Gloucester Join us for stories, songs, snacks and a special art project around Jewish holidays with Expert Bubbies,...

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