PJ Library Now Great for Kids through Age 8

PJ Library has been so successful here in Portland that we are GROWING!

As of July 1, 2015, any Jewish child from 6 months to EIGHT years is now eligible at no charge to receive a monthly gift of Jewish books and music from the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland.

When PJL started nearly 9 years ago, children were eligible through age 6. As you know, PJ Library books turn snuggly bedtime moments into Jewish moments by providing parents an opportunity to share Jewish traditions, holidays, folktales and values. Now, 7 and 8 year olds can participate too. The books for 7 and 8 year olds get even better, if that’s possible, with age-appropriate stories that will spark really meaningful conversations.


If you know a Jewish child age 7 or 8, tell them to sign up for PJ Library now. Whether this is a re-enrollment, or you want a 7 or 8 year old to participate in PJ Library for the first time, there’s NO barrier to participation, no membership required nor strings attached. This is a gift from US to YOU. If your child “aged out” of PJ, but has not yet reached his/her 9th birthday as of July 1, please rejoin us!

Just email pjlibrary@jewishportland.org with:
- Your child’s name,
- Home address, &
- Birth Date

and WE will re-enroll YOU! It’s that easy.

This expansion of PJ Library is made possible by generous funding from the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland in partnership nationally with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.
Please also note that as of July 1, PJ Library in Portland will be getting a new lead professional, Rachel Rothstein. Rachel is a seasoned Jewish educator with experience in many educational milieus--including managing a PJ Library affiliate in NYC—that will enrich our localPJ Library community. 

For details about other upcoming events and opportunities with PJ Library, visit and like our Facebook Page.

Caron Blau Rothstein
Community Engagement Director and GrapeVine Manager

Rachel Rothstein
Director of Educational Initiatives and PJ Library


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