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.

At the beginning of each month, kids can visit the PJ Our Way website to choose a book from a selection of four high-quality titles that have been reviewed by a panel of PJ educators, parents, and kids. That's 12 free books a year!

The PJ Our Way website is a safe place where kids can select books, write reviews, and share ideas with other kids from around the country. All content on the website is moderated by PJ educators.

Sign up today to learn more!


PJ Our Way isn’t the only program for 9-11 year olds! Learn about the BeTween program for Jewish tween girls. Visit the BeTween website for information about the program and upcoming events for Jewish girls in grades 3 through 8.


What’s your 9-11 year old doing this summer? Learn more about the power of Jewish overnight camp and special savings and incentive programs to help make your child’s first summer more affordable.

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!