Free Jewish books are just the beginning

Go to www.pjlibrary.org for great activities to do at home

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. The PJ Library offers free, high-quality Jewish books and music each month to children ages 6 months through 8 years all across North America. We are proud that the JCC is able to offer this program to the Milwaukee Jewish Community.

But PJ Library is so much more than books. Through family engagement programs, we make PJ Library come to life for Jewish and interfaith families. An active committee of PJ Library families plan fun holiday programs like Lego Menorah Making and Hamantaschen Making for Purim as well as family programs that tie into PJ Library book themes.

As kids grow, and graduate to reading more complex literature, they are invited to join PJ Our Way. In addition to having access to chapter books with Jewish themes, the PJ Our Way committee is made up of the kids themselves. This young leadership opportunity is open to kids ages 9-11 years old.

PJ Baby Group
Connect commiserate and celebrate with other parents of newborns in Jewish households. To learn more, contact Rachel Pressman. PJ Library Baby Coordinator 

PJ Russian-speaking Families Group
For Russian-speaking families with children from 6 months to 8 years old. To learn more, Anna Vilinskiy, PJ Library Parent Coordinator

PJ Western Suburb Group
For families looking to make Jewish connections in the Western Suburbs. To learn more, contact Danielle Romain, PJ Library Parent Connector

Shabbat Among Friends
A series of home-based Shabbat programs for families raising Jewish children in Milwaukee. To learn more, contact Andrea Kitsis, PJ Library Shabbat Coordinator

Learn more about PJ Library

Contact Rabbi Shari Shamah, Community Services and Program Director, at 414-967-8229.

Growing up JCC

PJ Library is for the whole community. So are many other JCC programs for young families.

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