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Whether you're looking for Jewish preschools in the city or to meet fellow parents in Deerfield, we have all the resources you need to connect to Jewish family life and community in greater Chicagoland.


Free Jewish Books & More from PJ Library Chicago

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Do you have a child age 6 months through 8 years? Do they like books? Is your story time or bedtime repertoire in need of fresh material? Maybe you want to add some Jewish books into the mix but aren’t sure where to start. PJ Library can bring all of that and more right to your doorstep (actually your mailbox). And all for free.

Join the over 7,000 families in the Chicago metropolitan area receiving free Jewish books every month through PJ Library. That’s right. Free. Jewish. Books. Mailed to your house. Every month. No strings attached.

PJ Library Chicago is available for families with children ages 6 months to 8 years living in the metropolitan Chicago area including Cook, Lake, Will, McHenry, DuPage, and Kane counties. Ready to sign up? Click here to subscribe.

But wait, there’s more. PJ Library Chicago also offers family-friendly programs including Jewish holiday celebrations, family concerts, and volunteer opportunities. Check out upcoming events in your area.

Have an older kid but still like the idea of free Jewish books? PJ Our Way gives children ages 9 – 11 the opportunity to pick their own free Jewish books through PJ Our Way’s safe, educator-moderated interactive website and then share their thoughts and comments with peers across the country. Sign up for PJ Our Way and learn more.

Interested in learning more, but from a real human? Reach out to the PJ Library Chicago staff team at 312-357-4831 or by email at

PJ Library is the brainchild of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. In the Chicago area, it is part of JUF Young Families and is a gift to Chicagoland families from the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and local Jewish early childhood educators. Learn more about how it all works. PJ Library also partners with 70 local Jewish organizations in the Chicagoland area.

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