Free Jewish Books for Children

A gift from the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, made possible by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Blank Family Foundation.

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PJ Library

About PJ Library

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, even if they have never participated in PJ Library before!
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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.

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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.

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!

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Keep up with your local PJ Program. Join the conversation! Read about your favorite PJ Library books. Learn about local events and activities. Communicate with other nearby PJ families.

A PJ Library Guide to Shabbat

Celebrate a family-friendly Shabbat complete with prayers and songs. Download this Shabbat booklet now.

High Holiday Guide

“High Holidays at Home” is your guide to celebrating Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur together as a family. You can access the PDF for free and print the whole guide or individual pages at a time:

Stream PJ Library Music

Listen to PJ Library Radio and rock out with your family in the car, in your kitchen, and even outdoors. Download the Android and iTunes apps today. Find out more.


Proud Community Partners

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.

Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center/Tauber Academy
The Center for Jewish Life at Beth David and The Gordon School of Beth David Congregation
Beth Moshe Congregation/Bayles Early Childhood Center
Bet Shira Conregation/Preschool
Chabad Chayil - The Family Shul
Congregation Dor Chadash
Alper JCC Miami on The Jay Morton-Levinthal Campus/Glen Greenstein ECD
Galbut Family Miami Beach Jewish Community Center on the Simkins Family Campus
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
Muss Family Montessori School
Shalom 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
The Gan

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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 [email protected] or 786.866.8572.
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Complete Our Community Study

Complete Our Community Study

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Shavuot Brunch and Learn

Take part in the Jewish tradition of Torah study in advance of Shavuot, as Mishkan Miami presents a special learning opportunity this Sunday, June 9 at Federation.

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Volunteer in Israel This Summer

Volunteer in Israel This Summer

Alexander Muss High School in Israel is offering high schoolers ages 15 and older the chance to participate in a Volunteer Teen Mission for one week in Israel, July 7-15.

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