The Mittleman Jewish Community Center is a proud beneficiary of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and is proud of our partnership with them in strengthening our local Jewish community and greater Portland community.

PJ Library

Free Jewish Bedtime Stories + Songs

We are so excited you are choosing PJ Library for your family! Children get excited just seeing the PJ Library envelope with their name each month in the mail, and families treasure the quality time shared together around the PJ stories & music. You'll get a FREE Jewish children's book every month! That's right, FREE. 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.

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 e-newsletter and Facebook page 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.

PJ Library is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, made possible through partnerships with philanthropists and local Jewish organizations.

Sign up today and tell your friends. We're here to provide connections for young families like yours to the greater Portland Jewish community.​ All families raising Jewish children from six months through eight years of age are welcome to sign up!

Put Your Name
on the Waitlist

Email or call Holden Regnier, at 971.803.7311.

Sign up for the PJ Library Newsletter

Send us an email at to get updates on what's going on for young families in PDX.


Move recently? Keep us updated and make sure your PJL materials get to you!

PJ Library Families!

Sign up today to bring enriching books and activities into your home.

Enroll Today


Other Resources for Young Families

  • Jewish Preschools
    Portland has a variety of Jewish preschools; check out your options here.
  • Jewish Day Schools
    Want an in-depth Jewish education for your child? Learn more about schools. 
  • Jewish Free Loan of Greater Portland
    For those who qualify, an interest-free loan is available to help with life’s “ups and downs,” like camp or school tuition, an Israel experience, car repair, medical expense, etc.
  • Chai Baby
    Chai Baby gives FREE gift bags filled with goodies and information about the Jewish community for the newborn and his/her parents.

PJ Our Way
for ages 9 to 11

This exciting new program allows children ages 9-11 to continue that bond with PJ Library. Children are able to choose their own books and to submit reviews and videos about the books to the PJ Our Way website.

Learn more


A Gift from...