Tweens Helping Teens: Start the new year with a mitzvah (good deed)!

PJ Library event Calling all Jewish tweens (9-12 years old)… Come socialize and enjoy sweet treats while doing a service project to help local families in need! Assemble toiletry kits for teens. Decorate Mitzvah Bags for holiday gifts. Get a tour of the Hag Sameach (Happy Holidays) warehouse. Lear[...]

Staff Q&A: PJ Library Manager Geri Goldman

PJ Library Manager - Geri Goldman PJ Library is an international award-winning program designed to strengthen Jewish identity by sending Jewish-content books and music on a monthly basis to children from newborn through age 8. PJ Library also hosts regular community events for kids and families. Geri Goldman recently became the pro[...]

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper: June 2022

From the Desk of CEO Judy Halper Summer was slow to warm up this year, but all signs point to summer fun as the heat has finally arrived! With the Twin Cities Pride Festival right around the corner, and all the July 4th fun coming right after that, before long we’ll be feeling as though summer is nearly over—that’s the Minne[...]

PJ Library will expand Shalom Baby programming with 2 new Parent Connectors

PJ Library Minneapolis is excited to announce that it has added to its popular Shalom Baby programming this year with the addition of two new PJ Parent Connectors, who are leading bi-weekly gatherings for families with children ages 0-2 this fall. The two positions are funded by a PJ Library Implem[...]

Introducing Community Services Director Amy Weiss

With its Community Services programs, JFCS looks for opportunities that help build and sustain well-being and meaningful connections, creating a stronger community. Through partnerships with PRISM Food Shelf and initiatives such as the Mental Health Education Conference and others, we aim to be a va[...]

JFCS receives grant to launch PJ Cares service learning initiative

PJ Library, a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS), is excited to announce it has received a grant to launch, PJ Cares, a new service learning initiative. PJ Cares is designed to engage families in Jewish-value-based volunteering and social gatherings and get more [...]

Survey indicates PJ Library helps promote Jewish customs and values in homes

PJ Library Minneapolis – much like similar programs across U.S. and Canada ­– is helping to preserve the richness and vibrancy of Jewish culture, one book at a time, according to a recent survey.   Families who participate in PJ Library Minneapolis say the program has influenced or s[...]

PJ Cares events help families give back to the community while having fun

In addition to the Jewish-content books and music JFCS’ PJ Library program sends to children each month, the events it hosts – from story times to concerts, art activities and more – have been a great way for families to meet each other, socialize and have fun. But when PJ Library surv[...]