2022 Events


Are you a parent with kids ages 0 to 5? Excited to help your child learn and love their Jewish identity? JVillage is the place to gather with other parents and kids in our community. After all, it takes a village to raise a child.

Upcoming events:

Sunday, June 26: Outdoor event to be decided.


JFS Community & Family Picnic

Thursday, July 14
5-7 p.m.
Lower Manito picnic shelter
Cost: $20/family or $10/individual (JFS volunteers attend free)
Menu: Kosher hot dogs, veggie dogs, pareve salads

Join us for food, games, activities, and more in and around the Lower Manito picnic shelter! We welcome community members of all ages — including PJ Library and PJ Our Way families — to nosh, schmooze, and have fun! We’ll take a few moments during the event to thank everyone who has volunteered for JFS in 2021 and 2022. Volunteers are invited to attend free of charge!


Lego Letterpress Workshop

Thursday, July 21
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Center for Children’s Book Arts
628 N. Monroe St.
Spokane, WA 99201
$5 per child

We’ll create beautiful letterpress prints with Legos under the tutelage of amazing local book artist Mel Hewitt! This event is for children 5 or older and will be limited to 16 kids.


Questions? Contact SAJFS at 509-747-7394 or director@sajfs.org.


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 9-12 can join PJ Our Way™ to choose their own free chapter books! Kids in both age groups? Sign up for both!


What is PJ Our Way?
PJ Our Way is an extension of the much-beloved PJ Library program for kids from 9 to 12 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!

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!


PJ Library and PJ Our Way programs and subscriptions are brought to you by
the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, George Kohn (z”l),
and Spokane Area Jewish Family Services.