Free Monthly Jewish Content Books from the PJ Library

Conceived as a giving library, PJ Library is a family engagement program designed to strengthen the identities of Jewish families and their relationship to the Jewish community. We provide Jewish children, ages 6 months through 8 years old, a treasured, age-appropriate Jewish-themed book or CD FREE in the mail every month—that’s 12 packages each year. Along with the gift of children’s books and music, families receive a monthly e-newsletter and reading guides to enhance their PJ Library experience—all at no cost to the recipient.

This dynamic program has engaged more than 5,250 Jewish children in the 5 Valleys (Conejo, Antelope, San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Simi) since launching in 2008 and 4,200 in the Greater Los Angeles Metro-City area since launching in 2010.

To sign up for PJ Library, visit our website at and enter your postal code to find your community.  For more information, please contact Jessica at

PJ Library in Los Angeles program is made possible by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, generous local donors and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

City Corps of the Central Coast/Ventura

City Corps of the Central Coast / Ventura is committed to youth development through volunteerism and civic responsibility.  Through a myriad of experiential service learning projects and youth mentoring, City Corps integrates life skills, creative ideas, energy and capability with leadership, vocational skills, accountability and positive social relationships. By virtue of sharing a common goal, void of obstacles they may otherwise face such as race, gender, class, culture, age, level of functioning, family experience, physical appearance, personality, and gang affiliation, City Corps provides teamwork, self-development, and meaningful connections between youth and their communities.

City Corps Members, ages 12-24, are exposed to experiential learning and hands-on training through a variety of projects including community outreach and beautification, environmental stewardship, care and hospitality, festivals, art and music events, townskeeping & graffiti abatement.

More information by calling 805.653.2351.

Boys & Girls Club of Moorpark

Since 1985, the Boys & Girls Club of Moorpark (200 Casey Road) has been at the forefront of youth development, working with young people from all social, economic and family circumstances. The Club has sought to enrich the lives of all youth in the community and is dedicated to ensuring these young people will have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures.

The Club is working to help youth from all backgrounds, with special concerns for those who don’t have the same opportunities as others, to develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. We recognize that our members from families of all socio-economic backgrounds face many of the same difficult choices in today’s world and that they all benefit from the unique programming offered through the Boys & Girls Club.

The Club offers young people what they need and want most—adults who respect and listen to them; a safe environment where they can have fun and be themselves; and interesting, constructive activities that channel youthful energy into challenging pursuits.

We serve young people from throughout the greater Moorpark area, from every elementary school and middle school in Moorpark.

More information at or call 805.529.1140.

Boys & Girls Club of Simi Valley

The Boys & Girls Club of Simi Valley was established in 1970 by the Jaycees as the Simi Valley Boys Club. It opened with 100 members. In 1974, the Club closed for 10 months due to lack of adequate financial resources. In 1977, the Club began to serve girls and in 1979, changed the organization's name to The Boys & Girls Club of Simi Valley. In 1996 it moved into a new 25,565 sq. ft. facility (2850 Lemon Drive) that afforded us the opportunity to serve thousands of children. The organization continues to grow and now serves over 10,000 children between the ages of 6 and 18 per year. The mission of the Boys and Girls Club of Simi Valley is to provide a positive, safe, healthy and fun environment that empowers youth to become responsible individuals and citizens of tomorrow. Learn more at or call 805.527.4437.

Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Clara Valley serves the children of Fillmore, Piru and Santa Paula with its mission to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.  The organization is a non-profit and an affiliated Club of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  It offers programs and services that promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. To learn more, visit or call 805.525.7910.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Oxnard and Port Hueneme

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oxnard and Port Hueneme has been providing quality programs to youth since 1954. The two clubs merged in 1997 to become the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme. In 2004 the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme opened 9 new school sites and in 2006 it added 11 additional sites in the Ocean View, Hueneme and Rio School Districts. Currently the Club has 3 full service clubhouses, one Public Housing Unit and 13 school sites. Samuelsson Clubhouse, the historic club located on 7th street, reopened on June 11, 2007. 53 years after it had originally opened. The Martin V. Smith Clubhouse opened in October of 2001. In addition, the first club located in a Juvenile facility in the state of California opened in January 2007 at the Ventura County Juvenile Justice Facility.

More facts about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme:

  • The Boys & Girls Clubs in Oxnard and Port Hueneme has been providing quality programs to youth since 1954. The two clubs merged in 1997 to become the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme.
  • Operate 3 full service facilities, 13 School sites, the first Club to open in a Juvenile Justice Center in the State of California, and 1 low income housing project, serving the Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme communities.
  • Serving youth 6 to 18 years of age.
  • Serve more than 7,200 youth members. Average daily attendance at our collective sites 1300 youth.
  • Provide quality programs year-round, five days a week.
  • Offer specialized teen programs and dedicated sites.
  • Never turn a child away due to economic hardship.
  • Is a recognized leader in youth development with professional staff-based in dedicated, youth-based facilities.
  • Is a member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the largest and fasted growing youth development agency in the nation.

Visit or call 805.815.4709 to learn more.

Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo

The Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo (1500 Temple Avenue, Camarillo) has been in the forefront of local youth development since 1967, when the club was founded. The Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo is open to all youth between the ages of six and eighteen, regardless of where they live or their ability to pay. To encourage the participation of as many boys and girls as possible, the club maintains fees at an affordable $60 per year, and scholarships are available. No one is ever turned away for financial reasons.  Learn more at or call 805.482.8113.