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 email@example.com
Weekly Shabbat Celebration
- Fridays at 3:30pm
Join your JCC Family in the main JCC Lobby to welcome Shabbat. Come together for Shabbat Prayers, candle lighting and enjoy challah and grape juice. It’s a great way to wind down from your busy work/school week. Open and free to all!
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.
10:30-11:15am on the last Friday of Every Month — October 27 to May 25
- Free to ALL
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 Chanukah Party
- Wednesday, December 13
- $10 per person/$36 max. per family
Join us and have fun participating in activities including a “Mitzvah Matt” mitzvah project! Dinner included. More info to come!
The Big Meltdown
- Sunday, January 28
- 3:00-5:00 pm
- Fee: $5/child; Adults are free!
Join us for the 4th Annual Big Melt Down co-sponsored by JCC Camp Ruach and the Blaustein Early Childhood Center. Winter is here! Are you feeling restless? Is your playroom getting boring? Need activities for the kids? Join us for some physical activity in our JCC Gymnasium including obstacle course, bouncy house and relay races. Create a special craft for Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish holiday celebrating the Birthday of the Trees! Enjoy a healthy snack! JCC Members, Campers and Preswchool students…please bring a non-member friend to join in the fun! Be sure to wear your gym clothes and sneakers. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to move and participate with your child!
- Wednesday, February 21
- Free to All!
Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy all the Jews in a single day.” It is customary for children to dress up in costumes, read the megillah (The Book of Esther), which recounts the story of the Purim miracle, give money to the poor, send gifts to friend, and eat a festive Purim feast.
Hamantaschen, the traditional cookie of Purim, are 3 sided triangular cookies with jelly or chocolate filling. They represent the hat that the evil Haman wore.
It is customary to give a Purim basket filled with hamantaschen and treats and present it to a neighbor, friend or family member. Join us on and make a Purim basket of your own!!!
Passover Granola Tasting
- Monday, April 2
- All Day in the Lobby!
Come taste this easy granola recipe that is wonderful to eat throughout Passover. Great as a snack, mixed in yogurt, or as cereal. Add in extra ingredients that are your favorites. The recipe will be available. FREE to all!