PJ Library®

A program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation PJ Library is made possible through partnerships with philanthropists and local Jewish organizations, like your Columbia Jewish Federation. Families raising kids from birth through 9 years old with Judaism as part of their lives, are welcome to sign up. PJ Library welcomes all Jewish families, whatever your background, knowledge, or family make-up, or observance may be.


PJ Our Way®

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 PJ Our Way site to choose the book they want to receive. Kids can also submit reviews and videos about the books. 


Sign up by clicking the graphics, or contact Cheryl Nail for more information.





Do a mitzvah! Brighten the life of a senior in our community who is isolated. You can download a pre-made greeting or view card making ideas below.


Send to:
Laney Cohen
Jewish Family Service
306 Flora Drive
Columbia, SC 29223
by September 14th


Please let us know if you plan to participate!


Rosh HaShanah Greeting 1
Rosh HaShanah Greeting 2
Circle Art Video Tutorial from PJ Library
Pop-Up Card Ideas from the Eric Carle Museum
Accordian Cards from the Artful Parent


Traditional Greetings and Info

  • Shanah Tovah (Hebrew: שנה טובה‎), meaning "Have a Good Year"
  • Shanah Tovah Umetukah (Hebrew: שנה טובה ומתוקה‎), meaning "Have a Good and Sweet Year"
  • The new year will be 5781 תשפ״א