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Free Jewish Children's Books Available Now!

Click here for our schedule of PJ Library family programs available to everyone!

Learn about "shalom PJ baby," welcoming new babies into the Rochester Jewish community!

The PJ Library® is here! The PJ Library® (PJ for pajamas, of course) provides a free gift of a high-quality, age appropriate Jewish book or CD mailed to the home every month. This cutting-edge program created by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation provides the means for Jewish families to give children the gift of Jewish literacy, a love for literature, music and art.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester, with a generous grant from the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation, are proud to present The PJ Library®!

See our list of additional Rochester PJ Library donors.

“There’s no catch, no hidden agenda; the books are free” says Federation president Richard Goldstein. “These are beautiful books that will enhance the Jewish life of any young family.

“And you don’t have to be a member of any particular synagogue or Jewish organization; PJ is for everyone – members, non-members, two Jewish parents or interfaith couples,” Goldstein added. The PJ Library® is for families with children ages 6 months to 8 years.

Sign up for PJ today!

Through The PJ Library®, more than 65,000 books are mailed each month in 130 communities across the US and Canada, turning snuggly bedtime moments into Jewish moments.

Sign up right here or contact program coordinator Jacqui Lipschitz, or 461-0490, ext. 8651.  For more information about The PJ Library®, go to


Gift of Israel

Also for families... NOW is the time is to begin to save for your child’s future Jewish education. The Gift of Israel program allows families with children presently in 3rd-6th grade an opportunity to begin to set aside a fixed amount every year for their child to participate in a future program in Israel, and get matching funds!

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