JUF Joyfully Jewish

About JUF Joyfully Jewish Programs for Families with Young Children

JUF's Joyfully Jewish programs offer many exciting opportunities for families with young children to explore and cultivate Jewish life. From welcoming a newborn, to providing free Jewish books and music, to gift vouchers that help supplement Jewish early education, Joyfully Jewish programs help families experience and celebrate the joys of Jewish life, community and learning. If you're a parent, grandparent or have young children in your life -- Joyfully Jewish is the place for you.


What's Happening

PJ Cares

PJ Cares: Protecting the Environment

May 4, 2014

Volunteer with your family to help the environment and give back to the community through this hands-on volunteer experience. PJ Cares will bring together families for fun activities with a big impact as they work together with Pushing the Envelope Farm to plant and harvest microgreens to donate to the Northern Illinois Food Bank. The Flying Fox Conservation Fund will present an interactive animal show about animal education and conservation. This program is proudly presented in partnership with Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School and the Tikkun Olam Volunteer Network (TOV).

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PJ on the Town & PJ Gives Back

PJ on the Town & PJ Gives Back

Introducing PJ Gives Back ... PJ Gives Back is a series of four programs, in partnership with Jewish community day schools, that focus on specific mitzvot (good deeds). With values of Jewish responsibility, justice, and acts of kindness, each program will bring together families for fun activities with a big impact. PJ on the Town is back - join us as we explore family-friendly destinations through a series of six fun-filled programs celebrating Jewish life.

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Hands on Heroes

Hands on Heroes

Hands on Heroes offers one-time volunteer opportunities that match up families with local agencies. Most volunteer opportunities are geared towards families with children ages 8 and under. Certain projects may have additional age restrictions. This program is a partnership between JUF Joyfully Jewish, the Tikkun Olam Volunteer Network (TOV), and PJ Library.

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