Since 2011, PJ has provided the gift of free Jewish books and music to thousands of Ottawa children. This is made possible through the generous donations of a local group of inspired donors and the support of the Jewish Federation of Ottawa and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, all of whom want to see the Jewish community continue to thrive. 

PJ Library Ottawa is an inclusive program for families who want to engage with community and bring Jewish education into their homes.

Are you a Jewish parent or are you raising a Jewish child? If you are interested in receiving Jewish books monthly, please contact Michael Reznik for more information.

PJ Library hosts many events to enrich lives and create meaningful connections for parents, babies and children. Visit our EVENTS web page to see what's happening in our community this month! 

Help grow the PJ Program!

While the books and music are a free gift, each subscription for a child actually costs the Jewish Federation of Ottawa $67 CDN annually. By donating, you can help us ensure more young Jewish families in Ottawa can access PJ Library books and the program. So we ask that you to “Pay it Forward” and assist us in growing the PJ Program.

Thank you for your support.

PJ Our Way is the next chapter of PJ Library for kids ages 9-12. It is available free of charge to families raising Jewish children. Every month, kids can go to the site to choose the book they want to receive. Kids can also submit reviews and videos about the books. Parents - sign up today!


Federation supports a PJ Our Way Tween Advisory Board group that meets monthly throughout the school year on Sunday afternoons.

Activities focus on Jewish themes, team building, leadership as well as allowing for social interactions to strengthen friendships and build community with other PJ Our Way subscribers! In partnership with Greenberg Families Library. Find out more.



Babies & Bagels@Home and Babies & Bagels@School

Whether you are new to parenthood, looking to make new friends for you or your little one, or you just love a good bagel with shmear... this is the place for you!

Join us for fun age-appropriate activities, bagels, coffee and great conversation! Registration is required, space is limited.

Check our EVENTS web page to see what is happening this month!