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PJ Library Presents: Beyond The Bookcase
PJ Library Presents: Beyond The Bookcase
PJ Library

Deep in the basement of congregation Sofer Shalom, there’s a dusty library that’s really the home of a magical portal to another... more

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2024 Purim Playlist

Purim is a holiday that feels like it's made for families. Traditions include dressing up, sharing gift baskets or mishloach manot with friends, making noise... more

12 Mar 2024 · 50 minutes
Season 3 Finale

Sorry, but we’re not gonna spoil the season finale right here, so don’t expect this to tell you if the... more

05 Mar 2024 · 18 minutes
Story For Another Time: A Not So Big Bad Wolf's First Shabbat

The kids want Auntie PJ and Elijah to finally tell all about their legendary treasure hunt, but the grownups try... more

20 Feb 2024 · 16 minutes
Joha in the Woods

The kids are playing an epic game of pretend in the woods when they’re interrupted by none other than Joha!... more

06 Feb 2024 · 11 minutes
Story for Another Time: Passover in Mashal

Passover in Mashal is as enchanting as you’d expect. But who hosts the best seder, Cinderella or Snow White? Follow... more

23 Jan 2024 · 21 minutes
Chasing Joha Through Passover

It’s the Passover episode! Learn about Passover traditions from around the world as the kids continue their globe-trotting search for... more

09 Jan 2024 · 16 minutes
Shabbat Playlist

Each Friday evening, families around the world begin the celebration of Shabbat. For many, the evening includes favorite foods, company... more

26 Dec 2023 · 52 minutes
Story For Another Time: The Butcher, the Baker, and the Candlestick Maker

The kids enjoy hearing another “Story For Another Time.” This one involves the butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker.... more

19 Dec 2023 · 17 minutes
A Special Hanukkah Message from PJ Library

A special Hanukkah message from PJ Library. Hanukkah begins in the evening tonight (or, depending on your time zone, may... more

07 Dec 2023 · 3 minutes
Joha Does a Mitzvah?!

It's the season of Jewish heroes. Everyone is in the library getting ready for Purim when the kids discover a... more

28 Nov 2023 · 11 minutes
Playlist: Sharing Family Traditions

Right now, you might be on a long car or airplane ride, or maybe you're snuggling in a nice comfy... more

21 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
A Story For Another Time: Cinderella’s New Kicks

New this season, it’s Stories for Another Time. PJ and Elijah regale the kids with an only-partly familiar fairy tale... more

14 Nov 2023 · 16 minutes
Joha, a Donkey, and a Missing Skateboard

Jacob is busy teaching Blue how to land an ollie when his skateboard goes missing. This has to be the... more

31 Oct 2023 · 14 minutes
Meet Joha: The Season 3 Premiere

Our heroes are back in this world and ready to head home – but there’s someone they don’t recognize with... more

17 Oct 2023 · 16 minutes
Preview: Radio Chitaika Episode 1

Want to hear the full episode? Just search "Radio Chitaika" wherever you listen to podcasts. Series premieres late October.

26 Sep 2023 · 1 minute
Coming Soon: Radio Chitaika

Premiering this fall -- a new podcast from PJ Library Presents! Radio Chitaika features folk tales, beloved books, and Jewish... more

11 Sep 2023 ·
Bonus Episode: Auntie PJ (sort of) Answers Your Questions

Welcome to our last summer bonus episode. Today we're (attempting) to catch up with Auntie PJ to ask the hard-hitting... more

01 Aug 2023 · 3 minutes
Bonus Episode: Catching Up With Mr. Saifair

What has everyone's favorite bookworm been up to since we last heard from him? Find out in today's bonus episode!... more

18 Jul 2023 · 2 minutes
Bonus Episode: A Chat With Golem

Listen in as we chat with our buddy, the Mayor of Mashal, Golem! What has he been up to lately?... more

04 Jul 2023 · 3 minutes
Bonus Episode: Listener Questions

Today we're answering questions from you: our listeners! Tune in this summer for bonus content including character interviews, sneak previews,... more

20 Jun 2023 · 4 minutes
Bonus: The Shavuot Playlist

Shavuot is coming up! Learn more about this important -- and super kid-friendly holiday -- with a playlist of episodes... more

09 May 2023 · 36 minutes
Bonus: 2023 Passover Playlist

Miri, Micah, and all of their friends will be back for Season 3 this fall. In the meantime, enjoy a... more

04 Apr 2023 · 57 minutes
Mending Mashal: The Season Finale

It's the Season 2 finale! Wild creatures are running all over the place. What WAS on Serach's farm? And what's... more

21 Feb 2023 · 23 minutes
Wishful Wings: The Greatest and Most Amazing

It's the second to last episode of Season 2! Myrtle the turtle is ready to FLY! But is it the... more

07 Feb 2023 · 17 minutes
Drop the Beat: No, Seriously, Please Drop It

The Mashal musicians are in disarray and making a lot of noise, and not the cool alternative music kind of... more

24 Jan 2023 · 18 minutes
Reunited: Peter, Peter Needs a Pie?

The kids find someone they’ve been searching for. But there’s no time to sit and swap travel tales – something... more

10 Jan 2023 · 16 minutes
Chelm’s Order: A Slice of Heaven and Some Powdered Eggs

Chelm seems to be returning to not-normal, which is great. The kids just need to help one wanderer home from... more

27 Dec 2022 · 16 minutes
Bonus: Hanukkah Playlist

Chag Sameach! Enjoy a Hanukkah gift from PJ Library: a curated playlist of stories just for you. Whether you enjoy... more

15 Dec 2022 · 33 minutes
Major Renovation: Bring in the Borscht Barrels!

The shul doors are, once again, broken. And the kids are ready to fix more of Chelm. And by “fix,”... more

13 Dec 2022 · 15 minutes
Welcome to Chelm: Wait, What is This Place?

The kids discover Chelm, a very grey part of Mashal that’s both confusing and confused, if that makes any sense,... more

29 Nov 2022 · 18 minutes
Behold: Beauty In the Eye of the Ugly Duckling

A very handsome swan is in distress - and who is nearby? Why it's Golem! Can the kids help their... more

15 Nov 2022 · 11 minutes
Thank Goodness: Princesses and Perspective

Cinderella and Rapunzel welcome the kids to stay for the night in their tiny cabin. Cinderella clears the air about... more

01 Nov 2022 · 16 minutes
Fancy This: Three Lost Kittens and a Season Premiere

The kids and Mr. Saifair come up with a plan to save Mashal and rescue Golem from his destructive path.... more

18 Oct 2022 · 12 minutes
Season 1 Finale!

In this season finale of Beyond the Bookcase, things go beyond berserk! The kids arrive at the library but it’s... more

31 May 2022 · 21 minutes
It’s No Rules Day!

It’s Shavuot and the kids have arrived in the mystical land of Mashal to find things in chaos! It seems... more

08 May 2022 · 19 minutes
Humpty Dumpty and the Passover Feast

A tomato and dairy shortage is threatening to cancel the annual matzah pizza cookoff, and Auntie PJ is freaking out!... more

28 Mar 2022 · 24 minutes
The Big Bad Wolf and the Purimspiel

It’s time for the purimspiel, the annual performance telling the story of Purim. The kids are trying to decide which... more

07 Mar 2022 · 22 minutes
Chicken Little’s Havdalah Walk

The kids come to the library for a Pajama Havdalah event, but their upcoming move has Blue feeling more stressed... more

07 Feb 2022 · 23 minutes
Goostav and the Beanstalk

Auntie PJ is teaching the kids about hashavat aveidah, the Jewish commandment about returning lost objects to their rightful owners.... more

04 Jan 2022 · 18 minutes
Goldilocks and the Tzedakah Project

A new friend named Jacob joins the kids to help Auntie PJ gather donations for people in need. But since... more

13 Dec 2021 · 20 minutes
PJ Library Presents: Beyond The Bookcase
Goostav and the Beanstalk
PJ Library Presents: Beyond The Bookcase

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Auntie PJ is teaching the kids about hashavat aveidah, the Jewish commandment about returning lost objects to their rightful owners. Transported to... more