PJ Library


PJ Library is a national program that sends Jewish children a free, age-appropriate, Jewish-themed book or music each month to children 6 months through 8 years old. Memphis is part of more than 250 participating communities.


PJ Library also has programs throughout the year for young Jewish Families. Follow us on Facebook to learn more!


Created by The Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF),  PJ Library is funded by local philanthropists Billie and Joe Pierce Family and Memphis Jewish Federation in partnership with HGF.


Sign up for PJ Library today!


Shabbat Shalom Y’all

PJ Library Shabbat Dinners


Meet PJ families. Celebrate Shabbat together. Have a delicious meal on us.


Memphis Jewish Federation and PJ Library are thrilled to continue supporting home-hosted Shabbat dinner groups for the 2019-2020 school year. This "Shabbat Shalom Y'all" initiative is an incredible opportunity for PJ families to connect with one another and celebrate Shabbat together! 


PJ Library also hosts community-wide programs throughout the year. Follow us on Facebook for more information about upcoming events.


This program is made possible through the Memphis Jewish Federation and a grant from PJ Library, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.


PJ Our Way: The Next Chapter


People often ask what comes after PJ Library. We're proud to announce that now that answer is PJ Our Way


PJ Our Way is kids ages 9-11. It is kid-driven--they choose their own books, creating a totally tailored experience based their own interests and reading level. To make the choice easier, our website includes summaries and author bios, along with ratings, reviews, and video trailers created by members themselves. Kids can also take polls and quizzes, participate in monthly interviews and challenges, post their own reviews or videos, and comment on blog posts. 


The PJ Our Way site is a completely safe and moderated space, perfect for acclimating older kids to using the web independently. It even has a parent blog, where you can read about the books on offer for your child, and find family discussion questions for each book. You can also find out what values or topics are covered, as well as any content advisories you or your child should know before choosing a book.


Sign up for PJ Our Way now!


Contact Lauren Luskey Taube

901-767-7100 or ltaube@jcpmemphis.org.

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 11 years old with one Jewish parent in the household and currently reside in Memphis.

What’s the cost?

PJ Library is free when your child is enrolled in the program due to our generous local donors.