First PJ Library event of the New Year; Bedtime in the Sukkah

by | Sep 16, 2013 | What’s Happening

Sunday, Sept. 22, 5–6:30 pm

“PJ” stands for “pajamas,” and invokes that time at the end of the day when parents and children strengthen their bond through love and learning by cuddling up with a book.

The PJ Library® is an international, award-winning Jewish family engagement program designed to strengthen the identities of Jewish families and their relationship to Jewish community. The PJ Library offers free, high-quality Jewish books and music each month to 60,000 children in more than 125 communities in the United States, Canada, and Israel. The program was created by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, which funds institutions and programs that directly transmit Jewish learning to children, adults and families. PJ Library partners with philanthropists and Jewish Federations, Jewish Community Centers, and other Jewish non-profit organizations to bring The PJ Library books and music to children. Locally, the PJ Library receives funding from a grant from Tidewater Jewish Foundation.

In Tidewater, the Simon Family JCC’s Children and Family department coordinates the PJ Library. Any Jewish child between the ages of six months and five and one half years may receive free books each month, as well as participate in seasonal programs at the Simon Family JCC with other PJ Library families.

At Bedtime in the Sukkah, a family program for preschool through 2nd graders and their siblings, children can dress in their favorite pajamas, hear stories, sing, make crafts and eat a dinner of cereal and bagels in the Sukkah.

For more information about joining PJ Library, visit or contact Jill Sava at 757-321-2306.

The Simon Family JCC is a constituent agency of United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.

by Leslie Shroyer