A Celebration of 50 million Jewish books provided by PJ Library®

September 2022

Families in the Palm Beaches are part of the incredible global success of PJ Library®, the flagship program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF), which is celebrating the delivery of its 50 millionth free book to families raising Jewish children.

Thanks to generous donors, Federation’s Commission for Jewish Education (CJE) has partnered with HGF to provide more than 200,000 PJ Library books to families raising Jewish children in our community since 2008. The books are just the beginning, though. Our family engagement team also works to connect our local PJ families to the wider Jewish community and strives to deepen the Jewish identities of families and strengthen their relationships to the Jewish community.

PJ Library’s free Jewish storybooks provide fun and easy ways for parents to discuss Jewish values and traditions during reading time, which can be a magical time. The books have become everyday favorites of children from birth through age 12, whether the stories serve as first introductions to Jewish values and culture or inspire families to create new Jewish traditions at home.

What started out in 2005 as a small project by HGF in Western Massachusetts has now grown to enhance the lives of millions of children worldwide. Books are translated into seven languages and then delivered to more than 680,000 children each month across more than 35 countries including in Latin America, Europe, Russia and the Pacific Rim.

Families in the Palm Beaches can register for free PJ Library and PJ Our Way® books to be sent to their homes by visiting  jewishpb.org/pjlibrary.