First PJ Library event of the New Year

by | Sep 5, 2014 | What’s Happening

Sunday, Sept. 28, 10–11:30 am, Simon Family JCC

by Leslie Shroyer

The Simon Family JCC will host a Fall Holiday Sampler where children can try a miniature Rosh Hashanah Sedar, taste Tashlich Sorry Crumbs and make Sukkah decorations. They will even get a Simchat Torah treat.

Through PJ Library, any Jewish child, between the ages of six months and fiveand- a-half years can receive free books from this program monthly, and enjoy seasonal programs at the Simon Family JCC with other PJ Library families.

“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. The 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 the Tidewater Jewish Foundation.

This community’s PJ Library is run by the Simon Family JCC Children and Family department.

For information about joining PJ Library, visit or contact

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