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 Library Rosh Hashanah Project
Enjoy videos from our location Congregations – part of the Rosh Hashanah At Home Kits!
Apple Craft with Andrea
Pom Pom Honeybee Craft with Andrea
Story and Song with Lake Park Synagogue
Apple Challah Braiding with Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid
Lessons from an Apple with Congregation Shalom
Shofar Blowing with Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun
Sing-Along with Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha
Read Along with Congregation Sinai
Shofar Blowing with Gan Ami Whitefish Bay
Growing up JCC
PJ Library is for the whole community. So are many other JCC programs for young families.
Take a class together
Start your morning off right in parent-child classes at the J. Movement, music, challah making, and more!Learn More »
Early Childhood Education
Gan Ami Early Childhood Education can be a first step on your child's Jewish journey.Learn More »