PJ Library and PJ Our Way

PJ Library and PJ Our Way Event Schedule


  • JVillage is a group for parents of kids 0-5 years old that meets some Sundays, 10-11:30 a.m., at Temple Beth Shalom. Families socialize, kids play, and parenting strategies and philosophies from a Jewish perspective are discussed. (PJ Library only)

    • Schedule for 2019:
      • April 14
  • Tot ShabbatFour times throughout the year TBS hosts a Saturday morning service (10:45-11:45 a.m.) that is specially created for the community’s youngest members. Tot Shabbat is hands-on and playful to encourage the littlest ones to join in the joy of celebrating Shabbat with the community. Led by community member and professional storyteller Karrie Brown. (PJ Library only)

    • Schedule for 2019:
      • May 4


  • Sunday, April 7, 2019, 2-4 p.m. — Interfaith tree-planting project: A one-time tikkun olam tree planting (at 4418 E. 8th Ave., Spokane Valley, WA 99212) has been organized as an interfaith project with a group from St. John’s Cathedral. It currently is called Paris Grove in honor of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The St. John’s community is excited to have the Jewish community join them in this project. If you wish to carpool, meet at Temple Beth Shalom at 1:30 p.m. Bring a shovel if you can! For more information, contact Pam Silverstein. (PJ Our Way only)


  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. — Jewish Community Night at the Ballpark: Congregation Emanu-El and Jewish Family Services team up again for this popular annual event! Join other local Jewish families in a reserved block of upper box seats to watch the Spokane Indians take on the Vancouver Canadians at Avista Stadium. PJ Library and PJ Our Way families get $3 off each ticket! (PJ Our Way and PJ Library)

For more information, call the SAJFS office at 509-747-7394, or e-mail director@sajfs.org.

PJ Library programs and subscriptions have been brought to you by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and Spokane Area Jewish Family Services, and in memory of Hannah and Robert Kohn and Lina Neu. 

Event details are subject to change. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave., Spokane, WA 99203.


What is PJ Library?
PJ Library sends free, award-winning books that celebrate Jewish values and culture to families with children 6 months through 8 years old.

How do I sign up?
Signing up is free, easy, and takes less than 3 minutes. Join today!

Can older kids receive books?
Kids ages 9-11 can join PJ Our Way™ to choose their own free chapter books! Kids in both age groups? Sign up for both!


PJ Our Way is an extension of the much-beloved PJ Library program for kids from 9 to 11 years old! Instead of having a predetermined book sent to them each month, PJOW kids can choose one of several monthly book options, so they can customize the program to their tastes!

In recognition of the developmental stage of kids 9-11, PJOW is a more interactive program than regular PJ Library. For example, kids can write reviews of the books they read and post them at PJOW’s website for their peers all over the country to see. In addition, SAJFS will be organizing a few PJOW events in 2016-2017, tailored to the program’s age group.

Like PJ Library, PJOW is free to families, and PJ Library alumni (children who have aged out of PJ’s 0-8 age range) are highly encouraged to enroll! There’s currently no limit to how many kids the Inland Northwest can include in this program, so we’re very excited to present it to the community!

Click here for more information about PJOW, and here to sign up!