PJ Library®

PJ Library® sends free Jewish books and music on a monthly basis to children ages 6 months through 8 years of age throughout the Bay Area.

Research has shown that experiences in the first five years establish the basis of a child's Jewish sense of self. Through PJ Library®, parents can create a special time with their children to learn about and appreciate their Jewish customs and traditions.

Sign Up Today!
Sign up for PJ Library® and receive a free, age-appropriate, high-quality children's book or CD each month.

Listen to PJ Library Radio

PJ Library Radio brings fun, kid-centric, Jewish music to your family’s mobile and streaming devices.

PJ Our Way™ sends free chapter books and graphic novels for kids 9-11 years old.

PJ Our Way™ offers the gift of exceptional books with Jewish themes that kids get to choose themselves. Every month, from the 1st – 10th, kids visit this website to choose a book from a selection of four high-quality titles that have been reviewed by a panel of PJ educators, parents, and kids. To make the choice easier, every title offered comes with a synopsis and author bios, ratings and reviews, and video trailers. Kids can also take polls and quizzes, participate in monthly interviews and challenges, and comment on blog posts.

Kids ages 8.5 - 11 need to sign up online.

Donate 
You can contribute directly to this program in order to continue to growing this valuable identity-building experience. 

Background

Our community is committed to Jewish early childhood education and has responded to this need through the Bay Area’s Early Childhood Education Initiative, launched in 2007. We are dedicated to addressing the needs of the youngest members of our community and their families.

“There are so few instances in our daily lives when we encounter true generosity from strangers; the work of PJ Library® is one of those rare instances. Thank you.”  

PJ Parent, San Francisco

“My 5 year old is overjoyed when she sees a PJ book in the mailbox. We have had thoughtful discussions about the books and she has certainly increased her knowledge and vocabulary concerning the Jewish community.” 

PJ Parent, Petaluma

Looking for a Jewish Preschool?
Here is a list of local preschools near you.

PJ Library® is a program of the Early Childhood and Family Engagement Initiative of the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, with support from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, the Albert and Janet Schultz PJ Library Fund, the Alexander M. and June L. Maisin Foundation, the Newton and Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust, and other generous local funders.

For more information, please contact:
Vivien Braly
PJ Library® Coordinator San Francisco Region
415.499.1223 x 8106