• Free books and music to nurture Jewish families.

The PJ Library® is free for families making Jewish choices. Funded by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, PJ Library is a gift that will nourish a Jewish life from the start. Research indicates that Jewish experiences in the first five years establish the basis of your child’s Jewish sense of self. Through The PJ Library, parents can create a special time with their children to learn and appreciate their Jewish heritage.


From the Jewish Federation family to yours.

The mission of the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara is to help create vibrant Jewish life throughout the Central Coast of California. The PJ Library aims to enrich your family’s life with Jewish stories and songs.


A gift for their future. Sign up today.

It’s never too early to create treasured Jewish memories with your family. Sign up your child, and tell your friends about The PJ Library. Introduce a new generation to the richness and depth of our Jewish heritage.


Register online to turn bedtime into family time.


For more information, contact JFS Director Ruth Steinberg or call (805) 957-1116.

What People Are Saying...


"I just wanted to tell you how much we adore the PJ Library books and CDs! My boys look forward to it every month and it has greatly expanded the variety of Jewish-themed stories that we have on our shelves. Thank you so much." ~Yael Brennan


 "It is an easy, fun way to introduce and explain not only the Jewish holidays, but valuable Jewish ideals, to our children. Being Jewish is important to us and it is nice to have a program out there that feels the same way. Plus, our kids love opening their books each month!" ~Anonymous


 "Every month we learn about our Jewish heritage as a family. Some of the books are Liam’s favorites and we read them over and over. I feel so lucky to have this amazing resource to teach him about Judaism through one of his favorite activities—reading."  ~The Avolio Family