There are several paths for involvement in the community through JUF Young Families. Sign up to receive free books and music, meet like-minded neighbors, join a playgroup, or receive a subsidy for Jewish early education. JUF Young Families is here to connect families to Jewish life in Chicago.

jBaby Chicago

jBaby Chicago is the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago’s newest program for parents raising children 0-24 months. Learn More.

PJ Library

PJ Library is a free program that sends high-quality, age appropriate Jewish books and music to families each month. Learn More.

PJ Our Way

PJ Our Way is the next chapter of the popular PJ Library program. Kids ages 9-11 receive the gift of exceptional books with Jewish themes– and they get to choose the books themselves! Chicago is one of ten communities selected to pilot this innovative program. Learn More.

JUF Right Start

JUF Right Start, the first program of its kind, was created to give Chicagoland families access to more affordable early childhood Jewish educational opportunities by offsetting the cost of a Jewish preschool or daycare through a voucher program. Learn More.

What's Up at JYF?

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!