"Shalom" Stacey

stacey-cutting-challah-imageJewish Life at the "J"

We are happy to continue our programming with Shalom Stacey, bringing even more Jewish Life to the “J”! Stacey is coordinating our Family/Judaic Programming. She is working with our JCC community using hands on activities and programs to make holidays and events meaningful and memorable. Check out all the exciting Jewish Programming and culture that Stacey is bringing to our JCC .

Questions about the progams? Email Stacey at sherman@ssbjcc.org

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Shabbat Shalom

Join Stacey every Friday at 3:15pm in our lobby to welcome Shabbat, light the candles, drink some wine/juice and eat some challah.

Free to Everyone

Jewish Outreach Institute
The Jewish Outreach Institute (JOI) is an independent, national, trans-denominational organization reaching out to unaffiliated and intermarried families, and helping the organized Jewish community better welcome them in.

Tot Shabbat


  • January 29
  • February 26
  • March 25
  • April 29
  • May 27

Free to JCC Members, $5/Non-Members

Join Shalom Stacey the last Friday of the month from 10:30-11:15am for a Shabbat Celebration. Bring your child and join in the Shabbat fun with candle lighting, Kiddush and yummy challah. Listen to a PJ Library story and participate in a craft project. This is a great opportunity to socialize and meet other moms in our community.
All children welcome. The program is great for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Family Purim Carnival

Sunday, March 6 • 12:30 - 4:00pm


  • Mountain Climber
  • Inflatables
  • Unlimited Games & Activities
  • Rutgers Scarlet Knight
  • Sparkee from the Somerset Patriots
  • Big Apple Circus Performer
  • Costume Parade
  • Petting Zoo
  • FunKart Raceway
  • DJ Anthony/Pulse Entertainment
  • Food*

... and much more!!!

Learn more and purchase tickets 

Purim Hamantaschen Baking 

Tuesday, March 22 • 5:30pm

$5/Person (Please bring a can of food for Shalach Manot baskets.)

Please join us to bake hamantaschen at the JCC. We provide the dough and fillings. All you need to do is come ready to shape, bake and eat on the spot (who can resist?!) or take home for later! Make a mask to wear. On Purim we emphasize the importance of friendship and community by sending “mishloach manot”—gifts of food to friends. We will donate our JCC basket to the Somerset County Community Food Bank.


Join us and celebrate Purim!  

March 24 • 5:30 - 7:30 pm

We will have fun stations including:

  • baking hamantaschen (3 sided cookies)
  • making a Shalach Manot basket (basket filled with goodies to give to a friend or relative)
  • games and prizes
  • make your own mask and grogger (noisemaker)

Featuring a puppet show performed by the  Mainstage Theater.  

Wear a costume for our parade.  Bring a recycled water bottle to make your grogger.  Bring a non-perishable food item for our community basket to benefit the local food bank.

Members and Nonmembers welcome. $10/child, $30 Max/Family, Adults are FREE! 

Pizza and dessert included.  

Are you looking for a Temple or Hebrew School?

Tuesday, April 12 • 5:30-7:30pm

All Families are welcome to join us on this evening for Pizza, and a craft for the kids, and a Question and Answer session with local Synagogues and Hebrew Schools.

A list of participating organizations coming soon.

$5 per person.

Passover Activities for Kids, Teens and Adults

Tuesday, April 19 • 3:00-5:00pm

Free to All! (May bring a non-member guest)

Join us for two activities to get ready for Passover. Must register by Monday, April 18.

► Stick Puppet 10 Plagues

The Seder is more fun when it is interactive. Bring your child in to make 10 puppets for the 10 plagues. Great to use during your Seder and a fun arts and crafts activity!

► Passover Granola

Learn to make delicious Passover Granola that kids and adults all love to “nosh”! It’s an easy recipe you will want to have so that you can make more at home to enjoy throughout the Passover holiday. Great as a snack, mixed in yogurt or as cereal. You can add ingredients you love.