PJ Library Celebrates 7 Years in Palm Beach County
PJ Library aims to engage young families in Jewish life by providing free
Jewish-themed books and music for children ages 6 months to 6 years.
At the luncheon, PJ Library Program Officer Paul Lewis spoke to over 30 professionals and lay leaders from community partners such as Synagogues, Jewish Early Childhood Centers, Religious Schools, Mandel JCC, Federation, Friedman CJE and Meyer Academy. Lewis reviewed the successes of the past six years and the impact the program has on local families and institutions.
Later that afternoon, Lewis presented a program status report to the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. The Federation, along with program founder Harold Grinspoon and other notable individual and family philanthropists in the community are the major funders of the initiative.
Launched in the fall of 2008, nearly 2,800 subscriptions have resulted in over 79,000 free children's books and CDs delivered every month to young Jewish families in our community. Amy Bergman, Director of Jewish Family Life at the Friedman CJE, is recognized nationally for her innovative PJ Library programs such as programs in Jewish community preschools and traveling curriculum.