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

August 27, September 17, October 1 & 15, November 5 & 19  | 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


honey_apple1Honey Tasting with the Tots

September 10 | 10 – 11 a.m.

Looking for that perfect honey to dip your apple into? Come join the JCCGW, B’nai Tzedek, and PJ library for sampling of apples, honey, and other tasty treats just in time for Rosh Hashanah! Stay for other fun craft activities and PJ Library® story time!! Click here for more info


Whole_Foods_Markham_CanadaWhole Foods Market (Kentlands) Fair

September 13 | 12 – 4 p.m.

Come spend the afternoon at the fair! Stop by the JCCGW tent between 12PM and 2PM for some Rosh Hashanah themed craft activities. Whole Foods will also be having activities that include moon bounces, face painting, obstacle courses, live music, mini tennis court, balloon twister, giving grill, create your own fruit kabobs, cupcake decorating and many more activities! 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!