Welcome to the PJ Library!


We are so excited you are choosing PJ Library for your family! Children get excited just seeing the PJ Library envelope with their name each month in the mail, and families treasure the quality time shared together around the PJ stories & music. You'll get a FREE Jewish children's book every month! That's right, FREE. No catch. The books are about Jewish holidays, folk tales, and values like being kind to others. They're kid tested, age appropriate and beautifully illustrated! You'll love them as much as your kids do.


PJ Library is about more than just the books. Throughout the year we gather for special programs where you and your kids can meet new friends, celebrate Jewish holidays and have fun! Our monthly e-newsletter and Facebook page keep you in the know about local Jewish happenings and broader issues for Jewish parenting. PJ is for ANY family raising Jewish children: affiliated, unaffiliated, interfaith or non-traditional.


PJ Library is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, made possible through partnerships with philanthropists and local Jewish organizations. Today, families in hundreds of communities across the United States and Canada are able to explore the timeless values of Judaism through books and music.


Sign up today and tell your friends. We're here to provide connections for young families like yours to the greater Portland Jewish community.​ All families raising Jewish children from six months through eight years of age are welcome to sign up!


PJ Library Families

Sign up today to bring enriching books and activities into your home.

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PJ Library is a family's
ultimate DIY Judaism resource

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Sign up for the PJ Library Newsletter

Send us an email at newsletter@jewishportland.org to get updates on what's going on for young families in PDX.

Change Address

Move recently? Keep us updated and make sure your PJL materials get to you!

Contact Us

Questions? Contact Rachel Rothstein, PJ Library Program Manager at 503-892-7415.

PJ Library Storytimes

Join us around town for free music & stories!

  • Events




Fun Activities for Kids




Mommy & Me with a Jewish Twist: Spring Session

Upper Westside Play Gym 1509 SW Sunset Blvd
Portland, OR 97239



PJ Library Lake Oswego Story Hour

Realty Trust Office Space 600 A Avenue
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

PJ Our Way for ages 9 to 11

This exciting new program allows children ages 9-11 to continue that bond with PJ Library. Children are able to choose their own books and to submit reviews and videos about the books to the PJ Our Way website.


Jewish Education for Kids

Other Resources for Young Families


► Jewish Preschools
Portland has a variety of Jewish preschools; check out your options here.


► Jewish Day Schools
Want an in-depth Jewish education for your child? Learn more about schools.


► Jewish Free Loan of Greater Portland
For those who qualify, an interest-free loan is available to help with life’s “ups and downs,” like camp or school tuition, an Israel experience, car repair, medical expense, etc.

Chai Baby
Chai Baby gives FREE gift bags filled with goodies and information about the Jewish community for the newborn and his/her parents.


TASK: Treasuring, Accepting, and Supporting Kehilla
Community and services for children of all ages and all kinds of disabilities (and their parents) from Jewish Family and Child Service.