jkidphilly.org is the premier online portal to Jewish life for families with young children in the Greater Philadelphia area. Filled with information about community programs and educational resources, a directory of institutions, and a blog featuring the voices of local parents, jkidphilly.org invites families to explore Jewish life with others both publicly and in their own homes.
Some of our major program initiatives are:

PJ Library in Philadelphia

Free Jewish-content books and music for children from age six months to eight years living in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Playdates

Informal public space gatherings for children and their caregivers that encourage socialization and community connection. Playdate opportunities include:

  • LITTLE HANDS MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE:
    Social action family experiences geared for children (approximately) 2-6 years old
  • JKID MOMS NIGHT OUT:
    Opportunities for moms to meet in a social setting, enjoy a glass of wine and refreshments and converse about raising Jewish kids and celebrating Jewish holidays
  • MAKING CONNECTIONS:
    Public space holiday programs for families

PTO/PTA Consultation/Workshops:

jkidphilly staff consultations with ECE PTA/PTO board meetings to provide feedback on best family engagement practices.

More jkidphilly Programs:

Find us at your favorite places to take your kids: the beach, the zoo and more!

 

Harold and Renee Berger Synagogue Network for Young Families

Synagogues that are selected to participate in the Berger Network focus on enhancing and deepening their relationships with young families in their congregations.

PJ Goes to School

Through this extension of PJ Library Philadelphia, a select group of early childhood classrooms and their teachers are provided multiple copies of the same book, resource materials for educators and families, and in-depth professional development.