PJ Library launches new program in Argentina

The free book program for kids adds its 40th country and 13th Spanish-speaking country to its worldwide network.

A mix of books from PJ Library. Credit: Courtesy.
A mix of books from PJ Library. Credit: Courtesy.

PJ Library, the flagship program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF), announces the addition of Argentina as the 40th country to its growing global family. PJ Library currently reaches more than 660,000 children worldwide each month with the gift of Jewish-themed storybooks, making the program one of the largest shared, global Jewish experiences.

“I am thrilled to welcome the Jewish community of Argentina to PJ Library,” says Rachel Kozupsky, director of international programs of PJ Library. “We have wanted to launch PJ Library in Argentina for years. We could not have done it without the partnership and guidance from the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), the first 12 schools implementing the program, and our incredibly generous funding partners, both within Argentina and overseas.”

Argentina is the 13th Spanish-speaking country in which PJ Library operates. In its first year, PJ Library will reach more than 1,000 children ages 3 and 4 through Jewish day schools around the country. The goal in the next few years is to reach more than 6,000 Argentinian children, which has the potential to triple PJ Library’s Spanish-speaking program.

Alex Zablotsky, executive director of PJ Library, adds that “PJ Library books have been part of quality family time and sparking Jewish conversations across the globe for more than 18 years. We are excited that the Argentinian community will now have the opportunity to share in this experience with so many other families around the world.”

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PJ Library, a global program available in 40 countries, provides Jewish families with free high-quality children’s books and other resources that foster a deeper connection with Jewish life. Over 18 years, PJ Library has provided 50 million books to kids ages 0-12 worldwide. It is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation who partners with local Jewish organizations to fund PJ Library and make it available in their community. Learn more and sign up at pjlibrary.org.
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