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




Spin the Tale: Chanukah Story Hour

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4 – 5 p.m.

Warm up your winter with a Chanukah story time at Barnes & Noble! Hear a story, make a unique dreidel with creative materials and then play with your dreidel with us! Click here for more info.

Chanukah Shabbat Shabang

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5:45 p.m.

Families with young children are invited to Chanukah Shabbat Shabbang, a program designed to create a community of new and old friends. Click here for more info.


Chanukah Candle Lighting

ChanukahDecember 13, 2015
2:00-4:00 p.m.

Light the last Chanukah candle with your family and friends at the JCCGW. Click here for more info.


Challah Hootenanny

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10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Join PJ Library, The Jewish Food Experience and our partners for a celebration at a family-friendly morning of Jewish bluegrass music, crafts, food tastings and more! Click here for more info.

Family Fun Day

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10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Come spend the day at the J! Join us for family gym and swim, songs, story time, games, a movie, lunch and more! 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!