PJ Library® & PJ Our Way™ Experiences

Bringing the Connection to Judaism into a Community Context

PJ Library Green Lake Pathway of Lights & Candle Lighting Reception

Saturday, December 9 | 4 pm | SJCS & Green Lake

This year, with all that is going on in Israel and the Jewish community worldwide, bring in the light of Hanukkah and the warmth of Jewish community by coming together with our partner The Seattle Jewish Community School (SJCS) to enjoy warm beverages, Hanukkah doughnuts and light the Hanukkah candles in community at SJCS and then go out as a community to enjoy the Green Lake Pathway of Lights.

Candle Lighting Reception at SJCS from 4 pm – 5 pm Followed by enjoying the Pathway of Lights, which runs until 7:30 pm (families can stay as long as they like). 

Hanukkah Shabbat & Cookie Decorating with PJ Library

Saturday, December 16 | 9:30 am – 11:30 am | Temple Beth Am

Hanukkah may be officially over, but join PJ Library Seattle and Temple Beth Am for one final day of spreading light and joy! 

We will start with a joyful Family Shabbat Sing-Along and enjoy some of our favorite Shabbat and Hanukkah songs and the official opening of the Free Little PJ Library. Then, join us as we get hands on with Hanukkah cookie decorating kits* from local favorite Zylberschtein’s. There will also be dreidels to play with and coloring activities, and feel free to bring a PJ Library or PJ Our Way book or two your family is ready to pass on for our PJ Library book swap.

*Each kit includes 4 Hanukkah-shaped cookies, 2 tubes of icing, and 2 containers of sprinkles in holiday colors.

Tot Shabbat in partnership with Stroum Jewish Community Center & Herzl-Ner Tamid

Fridays at 9:45 am | Join us weekly for songs, connection, a PJ Library story, Shabbat blessings, and fresh challah! This event is geared for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.

PJ Library Family Pods Logo in Green Circle

PJ Library Family Pods - Bringing Jewish Families Together

PJ Library Family Pods are like a chavurah or a Jewish PEPs group that connect a micro group of PJ families in geographic proximity with children of similar ages to get together on a regular basis to do activities, build bonds with other Jewish families, celebrate Shabbat, Havdalah, and other Jewish Holidays. Watch your kids grow up together and build community with other PJ Parents at the same stage in their parenting journey. Find community & enjoy a shared love of PJ Library / PJ Our Way as your families find ways to “Do Jewish” together. 

PJ Photos in Circle

Give your child the GIFT of Jewish Camp!

 Learn about how your Federation can help make Jewish overnight summer camp possible for your child through our Need-Based Scholarships and One Happy Camper incentive grants for first-time campers. 

 To learn more about camp scholarships, contact: Alana Gross | Community Engagement & Impact Manager | alanag@jewishinseattle.org | 206.774.2247

Get Together 2023-2024

PJ Library Get Together Grants are back!

The PJ Library Get Together Grant provides PJ Library families up to $100 three times through May 31, 2024 to get together with two or more other Jewish families (not your own relatives) to do something Jewish together: a Shabbat pizza dinner, Parents Night Out, or other great ideas.

For more information, contact: Rachel Zell | PJ Library Program Manager | rachelz@jewishinseattle.org | 206.774.2217

PJ Library is brought to your community in partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation with support from the Lott Foundation, the Bayley Family Foundation, the Isaac and Carol Auerbach Family Foundation, and generous donors like you!