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

Thursday, February 11, 2016 | 10-11 a.m.   Free RSVP
Thursday, February 25, 2016 | 4 – 5 p.m.   Free RSVP

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


caspionHebrew Storytime: CASPION

Sunday, February 21, 2016 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Hebrew story time is a monthly program run by the Israeli House-Washington and the JCCGW. At the event, a well-known Israeli Hebrew book is chosen- for storytelling, accompanying crafts and enriching playtime, all of which contribute to child thinking and creativity. Click here for more info.



Purim Party!

Wednesday, February 24 | 10 – 11 a.m.

Let’s meet at Fresh Market in your favorite costume and celebrate Purim! We’ll sing songs, listen to PJ Library® stories, and make Hamentashen to take home and bake. 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!