Russian PJ LIBRARY
Columbus was selected, in the spring of 2016, to launch Russian PJ Library, serving Jewish children ages 6 months through 11 and their families. Columbus is one of a handful of cities, nationwide, to be piloting this initiative. The program has grown, since inception, to over 55 children. The Federation program comes to Columbus through a grant from the Genesis Philanthropy Group and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.
Twelve times a year, the PJ Library program delivers books and music that speaks to the Jewish experience. The RSJ PJ Library Program Professional provides community outreach to the Russian PJ families to engage them through local programming including holiday celebrations and gatherings. The programs incorporate Jewish values, as well as elements of Russian culture and literature.