Building new connections for family and children through Jewish Buffalo.
PJ Library® is a unique program that seeks to encourage Jewish families with young children to explore Jewish literature. In order to accomplish that goal, each month PJ Library® sends an age appropriate Jewish content book or CD to enrolled children between the ages of six months to eight years. Created by The Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF), PJ Library is funded by local philanthropists and organizations in partnership with HGF.
PJ Our Way is the next chapter of PJ Library, for kids ages 8 ½-11. Every month, kids visit the PJ Our Way website to choose a book from a selection of four high-quality titles that have been reviewed by a panel of PJ educators, parents, and kids. To make the choice easier, every title offered comes with a synopsis and author bios, ratings and reviews, and video trailers. Kids can also take polls and quizzes, participate in monthly interviews and challenges, and comment on blog posts. On the Parent Blog, parents are invited to read about each book and find suggestions for family conversations. These blog posts give parents tools to help children make book choices that are appropriate for them. PJ Our Way is a free gift for you and your family from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Alliance partners and the Buffalo Jewish Federation.
WHAT DOES PJ STAND FOR?
Pajamas! We know those special times of reading, dancing and singing together happen when your children are wearing their pajamas.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO REGISTER?
A family must have children from 6 months to 8 years old with one Jewish parent in the household and currently reside in Western New York.
WHAT’S THE COST?
PJ Library® is free when your child is enrolled in the program due to our generous local donors.
IT COULD ALWAYS BE WORSE
In this beloved tale from Eastern Europe, a distraught man discovers a positive attitude for dealing with the overcrowding in his small home.
THE BALL OF CLAY THAT ROLLED AWAY
During pottery day at Camp Knish, a ball of clay manages to escape from the children who plan to mold it into various Jewish ritual objects.