PJLibrary® is a national program that each month sends FREE, age-appropriate, Jewish-themed books and music to children 6 months through 8 years of age. For children ages 9-11, PJ Our Way offers exceptional Jewish-themed books that kids can choose themselves! Jewish families are invited to register for the program no matter their Jewish background, knowledge or level of observance.
The Mid-Hudson Valley PJ Library offers programs, activities and gatherings to engage children and connect families. As apart of more than 180 participating communities across the United States and Canada, PJ Library Mid-Hudson Valley invites you and your child to be inspired by Jewish ideas through the exploration of PJ Library books each month.
A program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library Mid-Hudson Valley is made possible in part through our generous partnerships with The Harding Club, The Jewish Federation of Ulster County, and other individuals who care about young Jewish families in our region.
Mid-Hudson Valley PJ Library serves families in Dutchess, Ulster and Columbia Counties. Check us out on our Facebook page. To register your child, go to the PJ Library website. For additional information about the activities of the Mid-Hudson Valley PJ Library program email PJ Library Program Director, Kimberly Ritz or contact the Jewish Federation of Dutchess County office at (845) 471-9811.
Each month we feature a family of the month from the PJ Library Mid-Hudson Valley Community in the monthly eNews and in the PJ Library “Mid Hudson Valley PJ Library Families” Facebook group. This month, please meet the Ritter Family from Poughkeepsie!
Family Name: The Messing Family
How many kids are in your family and what are their ages? 1, Mira, age 5
How long have you been receiving PJ Library books? Two months
What is your family’s favorite PJ Library book? Joseph Had A Little Overcoat
How did you hear about PJ Library? Through Vassar Temple
Why is PJ Library important in your home? It's a natural way to include Jewish life in our day to day routines
How has PJ Library influenced your family’s Jewish living and decisions? We include more Jewish culture in our daily routines.
Is PJ Library helpful to you as a parent? How? Without PJ Library, I'd have to be a lot more mindful about how to integrate Jewish life in our routines. Sometimes that's been a struggle / something I let slip.
If you are interested in becoming a Family of the Month, CLICK HERE.