About PJ Library

We don't need to tell you that reading to your children is important. Study after study has shown it impacts a child’s development. Even the mere presence of books in a home increases the level of education they can reach.

But finding the right books and making the time to read as a family can be hard. That’s where PJ Library comes in. 

PJ Library sends free Jewish children's books to families across the world every month. We know that something magical happens when parents sit down together to read with their children. PJ Library shares Jewish stories that can help your family talk together about values and traditions that are important to you. 

A program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library is made possible through partnerships with philanthropists and local Jewish organizations. Families with kids ages 6 months through 8 years old with Judaism as part of their lives, are welcome to sign up. PJ Library welcomes all Jewish families, whatever your background, knowledge, or family make-up, or observance may be.

Through our partners around North America, we also offer activities for your family — because you’ve got to get out of the house and meet new people sometimes.

Your children are learning about the world around them through the stories they hear. PJ Library books can bring Jewish ideas and inspiration for you and your children to share together.


We are so excited to bring you a special bedtime treat for your young child. Judith Subar, a talented member of our community, mother and grandma, has made an educational video that will teach your child the Sh’ma blessing and also help them drift off to sleep. 

Research has shown that children thrive with structure and routine. Establishing a positive bedtime routine with your child is important and beneficial to the child and the parent!  Enjoyable activities like reading a book or listening to a story is often part of that bedtime routine! The aim is to keep the atmosphere calm using positive attention and praise.

Video:  Judy Subar - Goodnight Sh'ma (PJ Library)