Today is October 20, 2019 -
Corporate sponsorship of Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York’s PJ Library is available for $2,500.
PJ Library is a Jewish education and outreach initiative of the West Springfield-based Harold Grinspoon Foundation. The Capital Region Jewish community recently joined the program in an effort to reach out to young Jewish families in the region.
The PJ Library (PJ is short for pajamas) began as a local initiative in 2005, and currently works with Jewish institutions in over 55 communities around the nation to distribute Jewish-themed children’s books and music to young families on a monthly basis. Since the program began, more than 88,000 books and CDs have been sent to Jewish families around the country.
Grinspoon created the PJ Library after learning about the Imagination Library – a similar national program started by country singer Dolly Parton – which sends children’s books to impoverished families. Grinspoon saw the success of Parton’s program and recognized its potential for promoting Jewish education.
Over 500 local young families currently participate in the PJ Library Program.