Jewish 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Stacey every Friday at 3pm 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.
- Sunday, September 14 | 10:00am
Join us for Apple Picking at Alstede Farms in Chester. Pick apples with your JCC friends and enjoy a PJ Library Story. Meet at the farm! Fee paid at the entrance.
Happy New Year! Rosh Hashana
- Rosh Hashana begins at sundown Wednesday September 24, 2014 and ends on Friday September 26th, 2014. The holiday is a time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the coming year, as we listen to the shofar and celebrate the creation of the world.Come pick up a honey stick in the lobby! Free to ALL!
- Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Friday October 3, 2014 and ends on Saturday October 4th, 2014. It is 10 days after Rosh Hashana. The 10 days are called the days of awe. We fast to atone for our sins. The JCC wishes everyone a safe and easy fast. May your name be inscribed in the Book of Life.
- Community Garden
Tuesday, October 7 Join us at 6 PM for a veggie tasting and garden dedication. Come help us dedicate our garden that the JCC Preschool worked so hard at. Enjoy veggies and dips made by the kindergarten and seniors at our JCC.
Sukkot begins at sundown on Wed., October 8 and ends on Wed., October 15. Sukkot is one of three pilgrimage festivals when Jews traveled to the Temple of Jerusalem to offer sacrifices. We celebrate the harvest. It is a mitzvah to eat and sleep in the sukkah, a 3 sided dwelling. The roof is constructed of branches so you can see the stars. Many people decorate their sukkahs with pictures and fake fruit. Sukkot Fun at the J! Monday, October 20th Join us in the Sukkot for bagels, fruit and the company of your JCC family. Or, grab a bagel to go!!! FREE to ALL!!
Thursday, December 11 6-8PM $10/child Come and dip wicks in wax and make your own candles to use for Chanukah!! RSVP to Sherman@ssbjcc.org
Chanukah is the Festival of Lights. Chanukah is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. We celebrate by lighting candles, singing songs, and eating foods fried in oil, such as latkes and sufganiyot. We play dreidle and give gelt. Chanukah Party Thursday December 18th. 6:00 PM Come celebrate the 3rd night of the festival of lights! Bring your Chanukiah and candle as we light them togehter. Pizza and Latkes will be served. We will have arts and crafts projects. Make a present to give to a loved one. Learn to make oil from an olive. Listen to music. All ages are welcome. RSVP to Sherman@ssbjcc.org. $30/family or $10/child, $5/adult