PJ Playdates and family and youth programming


PJ Playdates are canceled until further notice due to COVID-19 social distancing regulations.

Hey parents - Click here to request to join our private PJ Library Toledo Facebook group for virtual PJ Playdates, fun and educational stay-at-home activities for the kids, and great conversation! Group membership reserved for Jewish Toledo parents ONLY.

PJ Library book bags available! 
Sign up for an age appropriate bag filled with PJ library books for little ones.
Feel free to keep the books, return them to us or pass them on to another friend. 
Any questions? Contact Hallie Freed at 419-724-0362 or hallie@jewishtoledo.org


PJ Playdates… ARE BACK

Monday, April 26 and Monday, May 10

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Gan Yeladim Playground – Please park in Jewish Family Service Parking Lot and enter through fence gate.

FREE – please bring in toilet paper, paper towel, or tissues to donate to the JFS family pantry

For children ages 0 – 2 and their parents, grandparents, nannies and friends.

Playtime, craft time, snack and circle time! Meet and make friends with other PJ parents and their kids. Playdates are outside and weather dependent. Please check our Facebook page “JFGT PJ Library & Youth Programming” for updates.

Masks and proper safety protocols will be enforced. Families will be required to complete an on-site health screening and to adhere to appropriate safety measures which includes social distancing and mask wearing for all individuals over the age of two years old. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe. RSVP by the Friday before to Hallie Freed at 419-724-0362 or hallie@jewishtoledo.org


PJ Library and PJ Our Way – Art at home with a Jewish twist!

Join us for an art-tacular journey at home! All of the supplies needed for the project will be dropped off on your doorstep! Log onto our zoom and follow instructions from the Hebrew Academy’s resident art teacher, Miss Colette (or Mrs. LB).


Sunday, May 2nd at 2 p.m.

Free – kids K – 5

Registration required by Friday, April 23 to: https://form.jotform.com/jewishtoledo/artathome

Zoom link will be emailed to participants

Any questions? Contact Colette Lundberg at Colette@jewishtoledo.org or 419-724-0361 or Hallie Freed at 419-724-0362 or hallie@jewishtoledo.org

PJ Library® is completely FREE for families in the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo region.


PJ Library® seeks to engage Jewish families with young children making bedtime story-time Jewish. Each participating child in our community will receive a high-quality Jewish children’s book or CD every month, from age six months through age eight.


Each book and CD comes with resources to help families use the selection in their home. The book and music list has been selected by the foremost children’s book experts and includes a wide array of themes related to Jewish holidays, folktales and Jewish family life.


NEW PJ Our Way

Do you have children ages 8.5 - 11? Building on the success of PJ Library, which gives the gift of Jewish children's books each month to more than 140,000 children ages six months to eight years old in North America, PJ Our Way allows program participants to select one of four books every month, giving them more choice on their journey toward being lifelong readers while introducing them to Jewish ideas.


As part of the program, PJ Our Way participants can create book trailers, videos, quizzes, author interviews, and other media to communicate with peers about the books. The PJ Our Way website provides these new avenues for discussion.