Program Description:

PJ Our Way is the next generation of PJ Library, offering books for kids 9* to 12 years old. jkidphilly offers programming custom-made for this tween demographic, planning outings and activities that are geared toward their developmental stage and interests. Most PJ Our Way events are drop-off optional, meaning that parents are welcome to stay, but also may drop their tweens off for some independent fun. Parents who choose to stay are asked to find other arrangements for younger siblings so that the bigger kids have time to hang out on their own.

*Children will start receiving books after they turn 9, but it takes a few months to process your registration, so we recommend signing up at age 8.5. PJ Our Way programs welcome all kids between the ages of 8.5 and 12.

PJ Our Way Programs


  • Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 2:00pm
    City Scavenger Hunt – Check out photos from this event on our FB page! (Not a member? Join!)
  • Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at 7:30pm
    Illustration Workshop – REGISTER
  • Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 5:00pm
    Game Night at Thirsty Dice – REGISTER
  • Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 2:00pm
    Tu B’Shevat Chocolate Party – REGISTER
  • Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 1:00pm
    “Chopped”-style Art ChallengeREGISTER
  • Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 2:00pm
    PJ Our Way Celebrates World Book Day at Franklin Court – REGISTER
  • Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 2:00pm
    Shavuot Ice Cream Making (registration link coming soon)

Meet Robin, PJ Our Way Engagement Director

After spending over 20 years as a teacher of young kids and as an English Professor, Robin joined Jewish Learning Venture so that she could contribute to enriching the lives of families in the Philadelphia Jewish community. Originally from Boston and having earned a B.A. from Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education and an M.F.A. from Emerson College, Robin is a former jkidphilly parent who also teaches the K-1 Bonim class at Temple Sholom in Broomall. She lives in Media with her wife and their teenage son.

Click here to email Robin!