Did you know Jewish children in Ulster County are eligible to receive free, age-appropriate Jewish-content books each month?
Any Jewish child from six months to eleven years old can be enrolled to receive the books in the mail.

It’s all part of PJ Library, a program created by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation in Massachusetts implemented in partnership with more than 213 communities throughout the US and Canada. Our Jewish Federation of Ulster County Board of Directors is happy to announce that we have joined these communities, We initially became involved in the PJ Library program partnership with the Jewish Federation of Dutchess County and The Harding Club of Dutchess County, as a PJ Library Mid-Hudson Valley sponsor. In September of 2020, the Jewish Federation of Ulster County became its own implementing partner and PJ Library Ulster was launched with Desiree O'Clair as its Program Coordinator!  To learn more about the launch of PJ Library Ulster, please read the Jewish Federation's High Holidays Kolenu

More than 167,197 books are mailed each month with a total of 10,545,081 books mailed in the US to date. We currently have approximately 130 kids receiving books in Ulster County. “PJ” stands for pajamas. PJ Library books turn snuggly bedtime moments into memorable Jewish moments.


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Every month a child will receive a book or music CD in the mail. The books are beautifully illustrated and are about Jewish holidays, heritage and values. The books come with reading guides to help stimulate conversation and activities related to the themes and values of each story. PJ Library Ulster takes it a step beyond the books by offering meaningful local programming for families. Please note that you don’t have to be a member of a synagogue, or any Jewish organization to get PJ Library books. This is for everyone—members, non-members, two Jewish parents or inter-faith couples.

If you are not already enrolled in PJ Library go to www.pjlibrary.org, click on “Find a community near you” and fill out the form! For PJ Our Way for kids 9-11 go to www.pjourway.org with your child to enroll. If you don’t have children 6 months to 11 years old, be sure to tell a friend or neighbor who would benefit from this special gift. For more information, go to our Facebook page, PJ. Library Ulster, call Desiree @ 845 514-0490 or email pjlibrary@ucjf.org.