PJ  Library Southern Maine

The Jewish Community Alliance is open to the public. Per our COVID policy, proof of vaccination is required at our indoor in-person programs. Masks are optional.  We will continue to offer both in-person and virtual activities to meet your needs and keep you engaged and connected. Please follow us on social media, check back here often, and sign up for our emails to stay up to date!  

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Since many parents are working from home right now, PJ Library has provided the JCA with some great resources for families who are quarantined and/or social distancing. Please have a look and/or check our PJ Library Southern Maine Facebook Page for more ideas, opportunities, and ways to stay busy and have fun at home!

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Welcome to PJ Library in Southern Maine!

PJ Library is a national program that sends free, age-appropriate, Jewish-themed books and music each month to children from birth through 8 years old. Southern Maine is one of many participating communities across the United States and Canada.

Created and supported by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library is funded in partnership with local philanthropists and organizations, including the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine (JCA). The JCA launched our program in 2013, and we are pleased to present a number of PJ Library family programs.

PJ Library engages families with young children to foster children’s curiosity about Jewish culture. Participating families receive a high-quality Jewish children’s book or CD sent to their home every month accompanied by a reading guide. Regardless of your level of observance or affiliation, the stories and songs are sure to enrich your entire family’s Jewish journey. To find out more, look at the Frequently Asked Questions sheet.

PJ Library and the JCA are proud to connect families in Southern Maine to the local Jewish community. To find out more about local programs or where to connect Jewishly in Southern Maine, please contact us here at the JCA.

We hope to see you and your family at an event soon!


For more information about signing up for PJ Library or our children's programming, please contact the JCA, at 207-772-1959 or jca@mainejewish.org.


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With generous funding from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, every month PJ Library sends free Jewish books to families around the world raising Jewish children from birth through 8 years old. PJ Library shares stories that celebrate Jewish values, culture, and tradition, all at no cost to families. Free Jewish chapter books for 9-11 year-olds are available at PJ Our Way. The JCA also offers special events and programs through PJ Library and JFamily.