PJ Library is a Jewish family engagement program implemented throughout North America as a part of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. With the support of philanthropist and local Jewish organizations, we are able to mail free, high-quality Jewish children’s literature and music to families across the continent.

Click here to learn more! 


PJ Our Way is the next chapter of PJ Library for kids ages 9-12. It is available free of charge throughout the U.S. and Canada to families raising Jewish children. Every month, kids can come to this site to choose the book they want to receive. Kids can also submit reviews and videos about the books. Learn more and sign up today!


With the support of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and the Simon Family Foundation, more family resources can be found on the PJ Library resource page for quarantined families. You can find them here.

Previous Events

Parenting with Sanity & Joy with author Susan Groner

Sunday, November 14, 2021  |  2 pm

Join author and parent educator, Susan Groner, for this interactive workshop. Through actionable tips, parenting mentor Sue Groner distills the best parenting wisdom which can also be found in her easy-to-read book, providing simple, fun, and effective guidance. Parenting with Sanity & Joy will help parents feel more confident as they navigate one of the most important roles they will ever take on.

Fall Sunday Fun Day

Sunday, November 14, 2021  |  2 pm

Please join us for some family-friendly field games and fun at the Simon Family JCC! You bring your family and sunblock, and we'll provide the games and a sweet treat for everyone. This event is free to JCC members, Strelitz and Camp JCC member, YAD members, and Tidewater synagogue members. For more information, contact Nofar Trem at NTrem@ujft.org


Pizza in the Hut

Sunday, September 19, 2021  |  5 pm

Celebrate Sukkot and enjoy dinner with family and friends in the Simon Family JCC Sukkah. Enjoy festive activities that include creating a sukkah decoration, learning about the holiday, singing songs, and a read-aloud that is larger than life. This event is FREE and open to the community, with registration required.


End of Summer Family Shabbat and Pool Party

Friday, August 27, 2021  |  5 pm

This is a family-friendly event for both adults and children, who can frolic in the Simon Family JCC's outdoor waterpark and pool. After a 6pm Shabbat blessing, we'll enjoy BBQ chicken, pasta salad and adult beverages. 

Tickets are $8/child, $11/adult, or $30/family (kids under 2 are free).