JUF Young Families Events provides local families with opportunities to meet new families through low-barrier, high-quality Jewish programs at a variety of notable kid-friendly locations.

PJ Celebrates 

PJ Celebrates is a series of  family-friendly programs celebrating Jewish holidays and Tikkun Olam (Making the world a better place). Join us for  rockin' kiddie concerts, fun and age-appropriate crafts, hands-on mitzvah projects, and more!  Best for children ages 8 and under. Learn more...

When I Grow Up

A PJ our way and PJ Library program designed for 7-11 year olds to participate in interactive conversations and hands-on projects with a fashion designer, cartoonist and professional baseball player. Learn More..

Tot Shabbats

Explore different synagogue communities, meet other young Jewish families, and share Shabbat with your family. Browse Tot Shabbats...

Gathering For Good

Gathering for Good is a new social club for PJ Library families to come together for monthly volunteer projects and holiday celebrations.  Gathering for Good is a great way to meet new friends in your neighborhood and make a difference in our community in a fun, family-friendly way.  Register now...

Community Events

Check out what's happening in Chicago for Jewish Young Families. Bring the whole family. Hope to see you there! Browse Events...

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When I Grow Up- Cartoonist

Sunday January 22, 3:00-4:30pm

PJ Library and PJ Our Way invite you to meet Jordan Gorfinkel a former DC Comic editor, a writer, and cartoonist.  Through an interactive discussion and hands on cartoon workshop, get to know Jordan Gorfinkel and begin to understand how Judaism and cartoons can be intertwined.


PJ Celebrates Tu B'Shevat

Sunday February 4, 4:00-6:00pm

Join PJ Library and jBaby Chicago at the Dupage Children's Museum on February 4, from 4-6 pm for havdalah and to celebrate Tu B'Shevat, the New Year for the trees! Enjoy crafts, snacks, private admission to the museum and music from Ms. Aimee Leigh. Tu B'Shevat fun for the entire family!