Free Jewish Books for Children
With this gift from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, made possible by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Blank Family Foundation, thousands of Miami children can enjoy free Jewish books.
Named after the bedtime garb, PJ Library aims to promote a love of reading while exploring timeless Jewish values and traditions.
Families with participating children open their mailboxes each month to find a brand-new book featuring a Jewish topic. The program is free for Miami-Dade County children ages 6 months old through the age of 8 and allows youngsters to build their own Jewish library at home. .
PJ Our Way is the next chapter of the program and invites kids ages 9 through 11 to join a secure and engaging online community of peers and select their own monthly book. The books are free of charge and available to Miami-Dade kids ages 9 through 11, even if you have never participated in PJ Library before!
Our Russian PJ program is reaching out to Russian-speaking Jews in Miami to provide them with PJ Library books and to involve them in exciting programming with other Russian-speaking Jewish families.
The PJ Goes to School initiative provides local Jewish schools with training and support to incorporate PJ Library books into their classrooms to enhance the Jewish content of their educational curriculum.
What began as an idea to invite Jewish families to read together has blossomed into a multidimensional program providing children with the opportunity to both build a personal library of high-quality Jewish children's literature and music and engage in Jewish communal life.
We are thrilled to be working with the following Community Partners, including early childhood centers, day schools, Jewish community centers, synagogues and agencies, to leverage PJ Library to build a strong and vibrant Miami Jewish community.
2016-17 PROUD COMMUNITY PARTNERS:
Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center/Tauber Academy
Bet Shira Early Childhood Center
Beth David Congregation and The Gordon School of Beth David
Congregation Beth Moshe Congregation/Bayles Early Childhood Center
Chabad Chayil - The Family Shul
Congregation Ahavat Olam
Congregation Dor Chadash
Dave & Mary Alper Jewish Community Center on The Jay Morton-Levinthal Campus/Glen Greenstein ECD
Galbut Family Miami Beach Jewish Community Center on the Simkins Family Campus
Hebrew Academy RASG Early Childhood Development Hochberg Preparatory/Suzy Fischer Early Childhood Academy at Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
Lehrman Community Day School
Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center on the Sanford L. Ziff Campus
Shalom Family/Temple Beth Sholom
Skylar Mai Hebrew Montessori
Temple Beth Am/Temple Beth Am Day School
Temple Beth Sholom/Temple Beth Sholom Foundation School
Temple Israel of Greater Miami
Temple Judea/Margaux Early Childhood School
Temple Sinai/Jacobson Sinai Academy
PJ Library in Miami hosts events throughout the year that offer children and their families a chance to explore their Jewish roots together. All of these events are open to the public. We are working hard to reach as many children as possible. Please help us spread the word!
Read our PJ Library FAQ section.
To search for upcoming PJ Library events, visit the Community Calendar.
More news and events for young families may be found at The Community Post. Check out our online newspaper today.
Click here to learn more about PJ Library or contact us at PJLibrary@JewishMiami.org or 786.866.8572.
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INVEST IN YOUR CHILD'S FUTURE ISRAEL EXPERIENCE
Gift of Israel Savings Program from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation
The Gift of Israel Savings Program enables you to begin saving for your child’s Israel experience at an early age while also receiving matching grants from community sources. Funds may be used for an Israel program through age 26. The program is a partnership between the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, seven participating congregations, and families.
After you enroll your child, you and your participating synagogue may each make annual contributions of up to $100 to your child’s Gift of Israel account. The Greater Miami Jewish Federation will contribute up to an additional $100 into your child’s account each eligible year that the family makes a contribution. In addition, family members and friends may make contributions to a child’s account; making this a perfect B'nai Mitzvah gift. Additional contributions are not matched. Click here for complete information and to open your account.