Did you know that there's an Israeli version of PJ Library? It actually reaches more than kids and families than in North America.


Called Sifriyat Pijama (Hebrew for "Pajama Library"), the program gifts books in Hebrew each month to more than 350,000 Israeli children between the ages 2-8 in daycare centers, preschools and elementary schools throughout Israel. Many of the recipients of Sifriyat Pijama books are part of underserved immigrant populations and people living in the northern and southern periphery of Israel.

Sifriyat Pijama enables caregivers and educators to introduce a new book periodically to their classes (8 books during the school year in daycare centers and preschools, 4 books a year in first and second grade). Then each student receives a personal copy to take home to read with his or her family. Participating teachers are given access to professional development training. Teachers learn to use the books as a means of enhancing literacy and engaging families in the learning process.

Sifriyat Pijama is the result of a partnership between the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF), the Israeli Ministry of Education, and private funders. The program in daycare centers (known as Sifriyat Pijama for Little Kids) is funded through a partnership between the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and daycare organizations.


Learn More

Visit the Sifriyat Pijama website to learn more about the program.

Who Is It For?

Because there are so many ways to be Jewish, people may think their family isn’t the right “kind” or “amount” of Jewish to enjoy PJ Library. What subscribers quickly discover is that our program is designed to be welcoming, inclusive, and meaningful to families regardless of Jewish experience or level of observance.

We’re proud to be part of a diverse global Jewish community, and we love connecting families who live and celebrate in so many different ways.

No matter what Jewishness looks like in your family, strengthening your children’s connection to Jewish values, traditions, and celebrations can be as easy as adding PJ Library storybooks to your reading time. If this even sounds like it might be for you, there’s never any cost or obligation, so we invite you to give PJ Library a try. You could even give another family a wonderful gift by signing up their kids to receive great Jewish storybooks in the mail each month.

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Supporting Jewish Family Life

In addition to the books for subscribers, PJ Library has something for everyone everywhere, in our always-growing collection of online offerings. That’s where we share free holiday guides, activity ideas, recipes, music, podcasts, and a lot more to make Jewish family experiences even more accessible.

Through social media and our network of international programs, we’re also helping families and communities in different parts of the world to connect, virtually and in person, expanding opportunities to share Jewish ideas, events, and celebrations.

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Generosity Makes It Possible

The high-quality books and vast resources we offer are free for families — but of course they aren’t free. Sourcing, creating, developing, and distributing great content costs money. PJ Library continues to inspire Jewish connection and celebration thanks to donors at all levels of support.

So much of our support comes in the form of small gifts that mean the world to us. Learn about all the ways you can give to PJ Library and help create a bright Jewish future.


A Home for Authors

Our book lineup contains a mix of well-known classics and exciting new works. PJ Library partners with new and experienced authors to amplify the diversity of Jewish voices and bring more great stories into the canon of Jewish children's literature.

A growing number of books from PJ Library’s programs around the world are being translated so that more families can read Jewish stories in their native language.

When we find unpublished material we love, we can bring it to life through PJ Publishing, which has become a destination for creators in the world of Jewish children’s literature.

Visit our author page to find out what we’re looking for, what incentives we offer, and how to submit your manuscript or published book.

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