Volunteer Experiences for Families


Join PJ Library families in helping give back to the community through four hands-on volunteer projects! 


PJ Library is a program of Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven. The PJ Gives Back series has been made possible through a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, in partnership with Beverly Levy Early Learning Center, Ezra Academy and Jewish Family Service.


Everyone is welcome...best for families with children ages 4-12.

PJ SHARES: Birthday Party for the World

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with a birthday party for the world while we give back to the community! Pack birthday party kits, create holiday cards, enjoy live music and inflatables.
Kid-friendly dinner provided (kosher dairy). Click here to help us provide items for the birthday party kits benefitting children served by Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven. You can sign up even if you can't attend! Deliver items to the JCC to Kayla's attention by Sunday, September 10.


Date: Monday, September 11, 2023
Time: 5 - 6:30 PM
Location:  JCC of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge
Price: Free

PJ CARES: Protecting the Environment

Hit the trails with your PJ Library friends to clean up our surroundings and learn about the Jewish values of tikkun olam (repairing the world) and bal tashchit (do not destroy or waste). Plan to regroup with refreshments and create a project provided by the Eli Whitney Museum Workshop!


This event is in collaboration with Ezra Academy, Adamah and Save the Sound and made possible by a generous grant of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven. 


Date: Sunday, October 15, 2023

Time: 2 - 4 PM

Location: Eli Whitney Museum & Workshop
915 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517

Price: Free

PJ FEEDS: Helping the Hungry

Date: November 

More info coming soon!

PJ READS: Promoting Literacy

Date: December

More info coming soon!

Thank you to our community partners and sponsors for making this event possible:



Judith S. Hahn
Heidi Hurwitz
John S. Levy
Sound Obstetrics & Gynecology
Barry & Hyla Vine
Benjamin & Freda Cohen Memorial Fund for DJE