The PJ Library Alliance was founded in 2013 as a way for like-minded philanthropists to join together and serve new generations of Jewish families beyond their local communities. Each Alliance partner has pledged a minimum of $1 million to the fund, and has committed to an evolving plan that invests in four key areas:

I. Growth & Sustainability
GOAL: Increase and sustain market share of eligible families receiving PJ Library 

II. Underserved Households
GOAL: Provide universal access to PJ regardless of location or affiliation, and reach interfaith, ethnically diverse, and intergenerational families

III. Beyond-the-Book Engagement 
Grants and content designed to strengthen our partner communities’ capacity to improve, deepen and sustain local PJ Library programs by bringing PJ Library families and their peers together.

IV. Innovation & Evaluation
Pilot new programs and evaluate program impact through rigorous evaluation using PJ Library’s actively engaged constituency. To-date, we have completed the largest surveys of young Jewish families in North America ever conducted.

A lead gift from the William Davidson Foundation of Detroit. Soon after, we were joined in partnership by:

The PJ Library Alliance gathers bi-annually to socialize, share ideas, and engage in deep discussion around the PJ Library program, its current work, and its plans for the future. We have joined together in partners cities and choice locations such as Aspen, CO; Atlanta, GA; Washington, DC; the International PJ Library conference, and even made a recent stop at the West Wing of the White House for a special briefing on civic engagement and education.


Interested in becoming a PJ Library Alliance partner?
Contact Will Schneider, Director of Advancement: | 413.276.0716