Family Engagement & PJ Library

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Family Engagement with the JCCGW & PJ Library

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (JCCGW), along with PJ Library, welcomes Montgomery County families to join us for fun-filled Jewish experiences both inside and outside the walls of the JCCGW. Through play dates, community events, and holiday celebrations we aim to connect families and build friendships in their geographic area.

All Are Welcome

The JCCGW embraces and welcomes the diversity of our community and encourages everyone to seek meaning and fulfillment by participating in our rich programming inspired by our Jewish heritage.

We open our doors to everyone, including people of all backgrounds, religions, abilities and sexual orientations, and interfaith couples and families.

Inclusion permeates our Center. Inclusion is belonging.

PJ Library & Family Engagement Programs




challah kids handsChallah Tots

June 4 & 10; July 9 & 22; August 6 & 27  | 10 – 11 a.m.

Join us at Whole Foods for a fun-filled morning of preschool-friendly challah making, activities, and a PJ Library® story time! Click here for more info


o-FROZEN-YOGURT-TOPPINGS-facebookSweet Summer Scoop

May 27 | 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Join PJ Library, JCCGW, & Tikvat Israel at Menchie’s (Rock Creek Village, 5550 Norbeck Road, Rockville, MD 20853) to celebrate Shavuot.  Free craft & storytelling activities; and special frozen yogurt prices for attendees. Click here for more info


Israelat64Israel Fest

May 31 | 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Come and celebrate the sights, sounds and flavors of Israel, right in your own backyard! Israel Fest brings together friends, family and neighbors for a fun-filled afternoon of music, entertainment and food.  Great for kids of all ages.  Located at Rockville Town Square. Click here for more info


shutterstock_65682373Picking with PJ

June 7 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join us at Butlers Orchard (22200 Davis Mill Road Germantown MD 20876) for a fun-filled morning of strawberry picking, tractor driven trolley rides, a picnic* and PJ Library® story time!  Click here for more info


team familiarMusic on the Lawn

July 15 | 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Join your PJ friends for a picnic, PJ Library® story time, and music at Strathmore’s Free Summer Outdoor Concert. “Team Familiar,” a funky upbeat Go-Go band, will play music starting at 7 p.m.  Click here for more info

High-quality, expertly-selected, and kid tested.

Jewish Bedtime Stories & Songs

What is PJ Library?

Parents of small children know that stories are for more than just bedtime. The wonderful habit of ending your child’s busy day by reading together inspired this popular national program funded in part through the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

Who’s eligible for PJ Library?

Greater Washington families raising Jewish children between the ages of 6 months and 8 years old. Subscriptions (one per family) are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Invite friends, family, and neighbors to join in as well!

Who’s supporting this generous effort?

The United Jewish Endowment Fund, the Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation, the Perlin Family Foundation, and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

Sign up today!

Join a growing global community of more than 200,000 PJ Library families throughout North America and Israel and sign up today! Enroll here!

Visit PJ Library of Greater Washington to learn more about our local PJ Library Community.

Please contact Jennifer Radosh, our Family Program Coordinator, at or 301-348-3848 with any questions, suggestions, or just to help out!