Inspire a love of Judaism from the very start.

 

Want your kids to know more about their Judaism—even inspire a love that could last a lifetime? Consider tapping into a valuable free resource: the award-winning PJ Library®, a family engagement program supported by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) in partnership with philanthropists and Jewish organizations.

 

Today, families in hundreds of communities across the world are able to explore the timeless core values of Judaism through books and music. All families living in Hillsborough and East Pasco County raising Jewish children from six months through eight years old are welcome to sign up for PJ Library® and children from 8 years to 11 years are invited to venture into PJ OUR WAY! Families will receive a free high-quality Jewish children’s book every month along with a local monthly e-newsletter and invitation to programs all year long!.

 

Learn more by contacting Brandy Gold at brandy.gold@jewishtampa.com or sign up at PJLibrary.org.

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1. Get to know PJ Library.

We’re dedicated to sharing books—for free—that help your family do Jewish, on your terms, in your own home.

 

2. Share your details to get started.

We’ll send the books that are right for your family, so share a few details about your kids here.

 

3. Receive a new book every month.

Enjoy it before bedtime, or any time of day.

What does PJ stand for?

Pajamas! We know those special times of reading, dancing and singing together happen when your children are wearing their pajamas.

Who is eligible to register?

A family must have children from 6 months to 5 years old with one Jewish parent in the household and much currently reside in Hillsborough or Pasco Counties.

What’s the cost?

The PJ Library® is free when your child is enrolled in the program due to our generous local donors. There is only one enrollment allowed per household.

Book Suggestions for Jewish Families

 

The book selection of PJ Library is just a beginning. The resources below offer suggested readings and book reviews pertaining to topics and selections beyond the reach of PJ Library content areas and age groups.

 

About Jewish Holidays

 

The Jewish calendar is filled with holidays, each one an opportunity for celebration, contemplation, passing on traditions, and pure family fun. The links below take you to holiday books, activities, parenting advice, and other resources to help enrich your family's Jewish holiday experience.

 

About Jewish Values


Jewish Holidays most parents aspire to raise a mensch, a kind, caring, and responsible person. Helping out at home, respecting others, showing gratitude, taking care of the earth, and performing acts of kindness -- each of these is a universal value with deep roots in Jewish tradition.


Many PJ Library books teach Jewish values through the stories they tell. The links below take you directly to PJ books that reflect specific Jewish values.