About PJ Library Orange County


JFFS has a strong commitment to future generations. We are so excited you are choosing PJ Library for your family! You'll get a FREE Jewish children's book every month! No catch. The books are about Jewish holidays, folk tales, and values like being kind to others. They're kid-tested, age appropriate, and beautifully illustrated! You'll love them as much as your kids do. 


Children get excited seeing the PJ Library envelope – addressed to them – each month in the mail. Families treasure the quality time shared together with the PJ stories and music. But don't take our word for it; see for yourself!


More Than Books

PJ Library is about more than just the books. Throughout the year we gather for special programs where you and your kids can meet new friends, celebrate Jewish holidays and have fun! Our monthly eNewsletter, Facebook page and group keep you in the know about local Jewish happenings and broader issues for Jewish parenting. PJ is for ANY family raising Jewish children: affiliated, unaffiliated, interfaith or non-traditional. North County or South County; Inland or Beach City. We’ve got you covered!

PJ Library Partnership

PJ Library is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, made possible through partnerships with local philanthropists. Sign up today and tell your friends. We're here to provide connections for young families like yours to the Orange County  Jewish community. All families raising Jewish children from six months through eight years of age are welcome to sign up!

PJ Library Delivers!

PJ Library delivered it's 100,000th book. See what joy this program brings to children.

PJ Library

Free Jewish books for kids ages 0-8​!

PJ Our Way

Free Jewish chapter books for kids ages 9-11!​


PJ Radio

24-hour Jewish tunes for kids -- in one click!”

PJ in the Neighborhood

in Orange County 


Jillian Katz
Coordinator, Youth Outreach & Engagement
949.435.3484, ext. 335

Most Recent 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)