A free, monthly gift of Jewish bedtime stories and songs for the special children in your life.

PJ Library has given us the confidence to create our own Jewish family traditions.

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Books, Programs & More

Summer Reading & Family Connection

Get to know our Family Connectors, and check out their recommendations for summer reads. Whether you are heading to the beach or pool, picnicking, or cozying up at home, we have something funny, emotional or enlightening for you and your kids!

PJ Library Is More than Books!

Join us for playground meetups, holiday celebrations, local events, concerts and more - happening all over Greater Boston!

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Grandparent Resources

From books and activities to outings and sharing memories, PJ Library offers wonderful grandparent resources.

FREE Jewish-themed Books and Music for Kids 6 Months to 11 Years

When you enroll in PJ Library (that’s PJ as in pajamas), we’ll mail you a free, high-quality book or CD every month. Selected by top Jewish educators and kid-tested, the books represent the best Jewish children’s literature available today.

Age appropriate topics include Jewish holidays, folktales, values and traditions.

Best of all, you can expect each book and CD to engage and delight!

Grandparent Schmooze

"Watching your kids have kids, is just incredible."

More so than ever, grandparents are a major part of their grandchildren's lives. They stay connected through frequent playdates, holiday get-togethers, and FaceTime. They are often involved in their day-to-day, their faith identity, and their life experiences. Enjoy this video all about the joys and challenges of grandparenthood.

PJ Library Events & Activities for Your Family

PJ Library Events in Newton

PJ Library Events in Newton

PJ Library family events and programs in your community.

PJ Library Events in Metrowest

PJ Library Events in Metrowest

PJ Library family events and programs in your community.

PJ Library Events in Metro North

PJ Library Events in Metro North

PJ Library family events and programs in your community.

PJ Library Events South of Boston

PJ Library Events South of Boston

PJ Library family events and programs in your community.

PJ Library Events for Russian-Speaking Families

PJ Library Events for Russian-Speaking Families

PJ Library events and programs for Russian-speaking families throughout the Greater Boston area.

Drop-in Playgroups & Programs

Drop-in Playgroups & Programs

Free weekly drop-ins where young children play and parents connect. Visit one near you.

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Playground Meetups

Playground Meetups

Come enjoy casual playground meet-ups, where you and your children can explore, play, and meet new friends.

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Family Events

Family Events

Family events and programs throughout the Greater Boston Area and in your community.

We’re Here to Help

Meet Jamie

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Jamie Darsa
PJ Library Manager

Jamie has a wealth of experience in Jewish education and creating programs and events for families with young children. She and her two young children are huge PJ fans. The books and programs have enriched their Jewish journey through the years. That is why she is so passionate about sharing PJ Library stories and experiences with families throughout Greater Boston. Jamie lives in Dedham with her family.
 
Contact Jamie: pjlibrary@jccgb.org

August 21
Join us at the JCC Outdoor Pool for a series of playdates this summer! Take your family for a swim in the kiddie or zero entry pools, and enjoy...
September 8

This Stroller Fit meet up caters to parents of all fitness levels for a total body workout, all while your little one is safe in their stroller...

September 10

Join us for a private Tinkergarten class at the Queset House and let nature be your classroom. Children will learn skills including collaboration...

September 14

Kick off the school year with a playground meetup in Davis Square followed by a brief, inclusive Havdalah (end of Shabbat) celebration. Bring a...

Meet Amy

Amy Kirsch
PJ Library Outreach Specialist

I live in Belmont with my husband and 2 kids, 8 year old Zoey and my 13 year old son Calvin. We enjoy many activities together, skiing in the winter and traveling to Maine in the summer. The JCC had been a part of my life growing up in Connecticut where I learned to play tennis, and when I heard about the JCC's work in Arlington, I was thrilled to become a Family Connector there leading playgroups and events. My work has now led me to connect families through PJ Library sharing the love of books and JCC events, and also as a Welcome Baby visitor. I enjoy meeting so many new families and connecting them to our huge variety of offerings. I look forward to connecting with your family soon. Contact Amy

Meet Regina

Regina Paltis
Russian Family Connector

I am the PJ Library Family Connector for Russian-speaking families. It has been wonderful to organize events in the Greater Boston Area for the last two years that not only my own family enjoys attending, but also that have brought many fun-filled weekends to other families. I love meeting new people, connecting local Russian-speaking families to each other, and getting to know my community through PJ Library. Who knew that children's books could bring so many new opportunities?! Contact Regina
 

Beyond the Books

PJ goes to Camp grants

For PJ Library subscribers, siblings and alumni attending Jewish overnight camp for the first time.

PJ Our Way

A new book program for children ages 9-11.

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Help us share the gift of Jewish books and music with families in Greater Boston.

PJ Library in Greater Boston is a gift from JCC Greater Boston and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, with additional support from Combined Jewish Philanthropies and individual donors.

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