About PJ Library Orange County


PJ Library provides Jewish-content age appropriate books and music on a monthly basis to families in Orange County with children between the ages of 6 months and 8 years. Bring Jewish spirit, traditions and values into the home by sharing Jewish bedtime stories with your children! Orange County is a "one book per child" community which means that siblings receive their own package each month with a book at their reading leave. 


PJ Library is a gift from your community and it will nourish a Jewish life from the start. In Orange County, PJ Library is made possible through a partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation with Jewish Federation & Family Services, the Jewish Community Foundation of Orange County, and the support of individual local philanthropists.

For more information about PJ Library please contact PJLibrary@JFFS.org or call 949.435.3484

PJ Library

For ages 6 months through 8 years

PJ Our Way

Program for
9-11 year-olds 


1,700 Subscribers

in Orange County 

20 Programs & Events

in Orange County each year

2016 PJ Library Impact Evaluation Summary | Orange County, CA


Every three years, PJ Library hires a team of evaluators to learn about PJ Library families and their experiences with the program. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the impact of this extraordinary community program. This latest survey was conducted in the fall of 2016, with more than 25,000 families completing it online. For the first time, PJ Library was able to provide local PJ Library partners with results from families in their area, giving us a unique view into how the program is touching lives in Orange County.



Here are some highlights from the survey:


Families embrace the experience that PJ Library books and resources spark in their home.


  • 94% are very likely to recommend PJ Library to family and friends. (4% more than all US and Canadian communities)
  • 99% of families are satisfied with their PJ Library books and resources. (4% more than all US and Canadian communities)




PJ Library is a supportive parenting tool that helps families create Jewish moments and memories.


  • 99% reported that PJ Library supports their family in having conversations about Jewish traditions, values, and/or customs. (3% more than all US and Canadian communities)
  • 99% feel that PJ Library supports their family in building upon or adding a Jewish tradition to their home life. (5% more than all US and Canadian communities)
  • 91% say that PJ Library helps their family think about what kind of Jewish practice they want to have in their home. (4% more than all US and Canadian communities)




PJ Library inspires families to engage with and participate more in their Jewish communities.


  • 38% say PJ Library influenced their family’s decision to enroll children in Jewish day/overnight camp. (10% more than all US and Canadian communities)
  • 46% of PJ Library families reported attending events for families raising young Jewish children within the past year.




For the parents who have attended events:


  • 78% connected socially with other adults, further extending their social networks. (6% more than all US and Canadian communities)
  • 79% are very likely to recommend them to a friend. (4% more than all US and Canadian communities)

About NextGen Family


Jewish Federation & Family Services' (JFFS) mission is to bring together the people, the partners and the resources to care for people in need, to build a vibrant community, and to sustain and enhance Jewish life. We do this through an array of meaningful grants, programs, services and opportunities for engagement across the community and Israel, together with our Community Partners, congregations, Jewish organizations and friends like you.


NextGen Family, a program of the NextGen department of JFFS, connects new parents and families with young children to each other and to the local Jewish community. Through fun, interactive events, holiday programs, Shabbat dinners, story hours, and playgroups, NextGen Family helps foster relationships that will last a lifetime.