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PJ Library

Book Buddies

Challah Tots

Shalom Baby

Programs and Events

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is thrilled to offer PJ Library® (PJ, as in “pajamas”) to our entire community based on our successful Northern Virginia pilot! This program provides families raising Jewish children from 6 months–8 years old with a FREE treasury of Jewish books and music! As a gift from the community, every month, families enrolled in PJ Library® receive a high-quality, expertly-selected and kid-tested Jewish book or CD.

Through the generosity of the United Jewish Endowment Fund, the Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation, the Perlin Family Foundation and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is offering one subscription per family in the Greater Washington area on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have children 6 months–8 years old, we invite you to sign up today and join a growing global community of more than 500,000 PJ Library® families throughout North America and Israel. Then, invite friends and neighbors to enroll and share in the PJ Library® experience. To register, simply go to  


PJ Library® Book Buddies!

Moms, dads, grandparents, and anyone who loves books — you are invited to bring your children to enjoy PJ Library® story time and arts and crafts.

Sponsored by JCCNV’s Growing Jewish Families and in collaboration with PJ Library® and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation


Challah Tots

Meet Growing Jewish Families at Whole Foods for a fun-filled morning of preschool-friendly challah making and PJ Library® story time in preparation for Shabbat. Whole Foods will provide the dough, and you come with your creativity to make the perfect challah to take home and bake for Shabbat!

Sponsored by JCCNV’s Growing Jewish Families and Whole Foods in collaboration with PJ Library® and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.


Shalom Baby

Shalom Baby connects families to the Northern Virginia Jewish community by providing play groups for children 5 and under. This is a wonderful way to meet new people, make new friends and learn about the Jewish community. Families with children 3 and under can also sign up to connect with a ambassador (link to new families page) who will treat them to coffee, welcome them and share local resources.


Shalom Baby families become part of Growing Jewish Families (GJF), a large network of families raising Jewish children in Northern Virginia. GJF offers a wide range of weekday and weekend programs to meet the needs of all families.  Find play dates or other programs in your area on our programs page and sign up for Growing Jewish Families.


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Community Engagement Director
Laurie Albert

Community Engagement Coordinators
Eliza Berkon

Samantha Brown

Jennifer DeAngelis

JCCNV-JAFI Shiri Rahamim
Program Community Schlicha
Na'ama Gold 

Project Welcome Home
Sara Astrow


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