Family Engagement & PJ Library

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PJ Library & the JCCGW

In addition to the books send home each month, we make PJ Library come to life.  Parents will receive a monthly email newsletter with information on family events happening throughout the Greater Washington area. These events are open to everyone and are a great way to connect with other families.

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.


challah kids handsChallah Tots

May 14 & 21 | 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


Pikes Peek 20130458-XLKid’s Fun Run at Pikes Peak

April 26 | 8 a.m.

Come race with the JCCGW at Pikes Peak Kid’s Fun Run.  Celebrate at the finish area with food, family activities, music & exhibits at the Post-Race Festival!  Great for kids of all ages.  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

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

Jewish Bedtime Stories & Songs

After a successful Northern Virginia pilot program, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is thrilled to launch PJ LIBRARY® to the entire greater Washington Jewish community!

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 to learn more about the international PJ Library program. Questions about the PJ Library Free Book Program? Contact us!