PJ Library

Welcome to the PJ Library Program of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts! Do you enjoy reading bedtime stories with your children? Imagine turning those special moments into Jewish moments. Families all over Western Massachusetts are enjoying bedtime stories about Jewish values, holidays and traditions. 

The PJ Library is an outreach and engagement program that sends FREE, high quality, age-appropriate Jewish themed books and occasional musical selections to the homes of families with children ages six months through 8 years of age on a monthly basis.

The PJ Library program was founded by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, and is made possible through the support the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts and generous local donors.

If you would like to learn more, or enroll, visit their website or contact Kim Starkman, PJ Library Director, (413) 737-4313, ext. 257 or Rachel Hirsch Schneider, Upper Valley PJ Library Coordinator, (413) 737-4313, ext. 248.



Bea Loevy, Chair of the Pomegranate Society of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts, reads “Mitzvah the Musician” a PJ Library book to students at LYA in Springfield as part of a new Pomegranate lead initiative called the PJ Drama Club. Students, after having the book read to them, re-enact the book in a play (with props!) and then rate the book. These readings and plays are occurring monthly at both LYA and the Springfield JCC Pre School. For more information on how to receive your own free PJ Library books, please contact the Federation’s PJ Library Director, Kim Starkman or Upper Valley Coordinator, Rachel Hirsch Schneider.