PJ Library and Communities

At PJ Library we go beyond the books.

We work with over 150 partners across the religious, educational and cultural spectrum to help families feel more connected to Judaism.

Synagogues and cheders (religion schools)

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"Thank you for sharing the links to your festival hub and the downloadable links – such lovely activities!"
– Richmond Jewish Community Hub Coordinator

In addition to the 600+ PJ Library books we have available, PJ Library also produce resources and activities that religious organisations can use and share with families in their local community. Whether it is a book about Jewish values to compliment learning or in preparation for an up-coming Jewish festival, there are year-round ideas that can bring Jewish culture and traditions to life for families raising Jewish children.

If you would like help bringing families in your community together with a baby blessing, a Havdalah event, a festival get-together for families or running a children service, please get in touch.

Children posing with magic wands and the book Mitzvah Magician
Families together outside with PJ Library Books and Balloons
Children playing with bubbles

Schools and nurseries

Whether discussing recycling week through a Jewish lens or wanting some Jewish inspiration for Book Week, get in touch for read-made works shops and free hire of the Pop-Up Library.

Children reading books together

"Thank you! We love using PJ books and all your wonderful ideas that you share with us, so thank you from the pupils and from me! Once again, thank you for supporting our lessons and making the learning experience at Kisharon School great!"

– Kisharon School teacher
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Children being read to
A sign that shows icons representing words

Early years

Children and Parents enjoying activities and fun reading on a colourful 'Twister-like' floor

PJ Library partner with tots groups, Shabbat and festival rhyme-times, baby massage classes, pre- and post-natal groups and messy play mornings.

We also work with a number of Mohels across the country.

Baby with Shalom Book
Child creating artwork with markers and paper
A woman and baby are playing

Second language

Our Family Outreach Co-ordinator runs programming in Hebrew and Russian for families raising Jewish children across the UK. Sign up to the Hebrew and Russian newsletters and find out more about the events near you.

"By partnering with PJ Library, we have been able to offer creative and exciting activities at Cambridge Israeli Community and Jewish holiday celebrations. Many children enjoy reading the PJ Library books at our events and as a result families have signed up to receive their free monthly book. We are looking forward to working with PJ Library in the future."
- Alumot Hebrew centre for education and culture, Cambridge UK
"PJ Library is personally my favourite partner. The ideas for the mutual events are always so creative and bespoke, they cover the needs of the Russian Speaking Jewish families from different angles and prospectives. Our collaboration have brought us in contact with lots of new local Jewish families, who are now taking an active part in the life of RJCH. Thank you PJ! Looking forward to our next mutual event!"
– Irina, RJCH
A baby is playing with books

Across the UK

In addition to the team based in London, we also have fieldworkers in Essex and Manchester delivering programming and events for families across these regions. Get in touch if your community is based in these areas and you would like resources for your next event.

A child in front of a tree that has a PJ Library sign on it
"Just wanted to write and thank you so much for today's 'Meet the Author'. My daughter absolutely loved having the chance to hear from Debbie Levy, but even more than that, her face lit up to see so many Jewish children. She just kept checking "Are all 50 children on here Jewish like me?" It is the most she has ever seen and I had not realised how important it was to her. She attends shul in London via zoom, but these were kids her own age, sharing a book, and all the same. Thank you so much, for all you have done to develop the Jewish identity that both my girls have so firmly embedded, despite the fact they are raised by a convert. I can never give enough gratitude to you all. "
- PJ parent, Scarborough

Culture and community

Mister G in Concert with children playing and dancing

PJ Library are proud to support a range of cultural programmes across the UK including JW3, the Jewish Museum and Mitzvah Day.

"Thank you so much PJ Library for an amazing session with illustrator Inbal Leitner! I really think everyone had a great time celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut. It was a great turn out and definitely well received."
- Matana Club, cross communal Jewish kids club across Scotland
"Last night we had a zoom event for the people we support at Norwood where Stav brought to life the PJ Library story The Littlest Mountain. Thank you very much for sharing this book with us and the people we support thoroughly enjoyed the story and learning about Har Sinai and why it was selected. In line with this, we ran an earlier art activity where they painted their own Har Sinai’s. Thank you for helping us at Norwood learn and connect with the festival of Shavuot."
– Norwood Jewish Cultural Advisor

Pop-up Library

In addition, there are permanent PJ Libraries in Hyman Fine Jewish Care home in Brighton, at the Fed community centre in Manchester, at the Spanish and Portuguese synagogue in Lauderdale Road, Chai Cancer Care, Kisharon School and by the café at the Jewish Museum in London.

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Child at a PJ Library Pop Up Book Display
Children at a PJ Library Pop Up Book Display