Do your children love free picture books about Jewish holidays, Jewish folktales, Jewish family life and values? THE PJ LIBRARY® is a nationally acclaimed outreach initiative for Jewish families of young children. Created by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, THE PJ (for pajama) LIBRARY® provides a treasury of FREE Jewish books and music to children aged six months through eight years. The books and CDs are specially selected by childhood experts. They are highly engaging, beautifully illustrated, and age-specific. Once you enroll, a free selection arrives in the mail every month for each child in your family to enjoy.
The JCRS is funding this gift to enhance the joys and knowledge of our Jewish heritage for young children and their families. Each selection includes a parent’s guide to help families use the selection at home. Many parents describe the books and music as a valuable way to nurture Jewish identity; children enjoy them as treasured gifts which they love to read and hear again and again.
Watch this video to discover the magic of The PJ Library® for yourself:
For one mother’s inspirational story about her family’s involvement with The PJ Library®, you can follow this link to the speech by New Orleans PJ parent Tracey Dodd at the 2010 General Assembly of Jewish Federations.
To enroll the children (aged 0-8) in your family, please download and fill out our registration form, then mail, fax, or email it to our office. Registration requests MUST be submitted by parents. Babies may be registered at birth. PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY!
For more information, contact Bonnie Lustig, PJ Library Coordinator at Bonnie@jcrs.org or (800) 729-5277.
*To view photos from the November 20, 2010 PJ sponsored concert with Judy Caplan Ginsburgh, click here.*
The PJ Library® is made possible in the Greater New Orleans area by a generous grant from the Goldring Family Foundation.
How To Help.
Vulnerable children and youth can grow up to become fulfilled, independent adults through the loving kindness and generous support of people like you. Make a difference in the life of someone like Molly Hefetz, and see how they blossom. Donate today to JCRS, or give to the individual program that inspires you most.