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.


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.


We hope to see you and your family at an event soon!



Sign up for PJ Library today!



Shabbat Shalom Y’all: PJ Library Shabbat Dinners


PJ Library Memphis is thrilled to introduce a new opportunity for PJ families to connect with one another and celebrate Shabbat together. Sign up for one of our “Shabbat Shalom Y’all” dinner groups, where families will host Shabbat dinners for one another three times during the year. Each Shabbat dinner group will have the same participants throughout the year so you can develop ongoing connections with other families. PJ Library will place families in groups based on neighborhood, kids’ ages, and other interests, and we will give you everything you need to create a special Shabbat celebration in your home, including a stipend to help cover the cost of the meal.


Click here to sign up for Shabbat Shalom Y'all dinners.


In addition to the Shabbat dinners, PJ Library will also host community-wide Shabbat programs and workshops throughout the year.


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 today!


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 8 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.