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
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.
Glass Jewelry Making
Thursday, January 15 at 7pm
Join us for our second annual kiln party. With the guidance of our resident artist Jolee Klugherz, create a piece of jewelry and decorative bowl with our glass tiles and kiln. This is for teens and adults. Jolee will guide us in color choices and designs.
Light snack will be served.
Bring your own wine if you would like.
Adult Challah Baking
Thursday, January 22 at 10am
Come in out of the cold and join us in baking challah. Malkie Herson from the Chabad Center of Jewish Life, will lead us in our baking and a discussion. While we knead and twist our dough, we will talk about the meaning of challah and Judaism.
Welcome Tu B’Shevat
Wednesday, February 4 10:00am-12:00pm
Tu B’Shevat is the day that marks the beginning of a “new year” for trees. This is the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the Land of Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle. It is traditional to eat fruit, such as grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates. Come have a taste of these fruits in the lobby of our JCC. Free to all!
Tu B’Shevat for Kids
Wednesday, February 4 5:30pm
Celebrate the Birthday of the Trees. Join Rinat for a craft, snack and songs.
Free for all, please pre-register.
Tu B’Shevat Seder for Adults
Thursday, February 5 at 7pm
Back by popular demand! Join us for our Second Annual Tu B’Shevat Seder. Rabbi Isaacs from Temple Sholom will lead our Seder. Wine, fruit, and light snacks will be served.
Family Purim Carnival - Sunday, February 22. Learn more
Purim Celebration for Kids!
Tuesday, March 3 5:30
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 (Book of Esther), which recounts the story of the Purim Miracle, give money to the poor, send gifts to friends, and eat a festive Purim feast.
Hamantaschen Baking: Hamantaschen are 3 sided triangular cookies that represent the hat the Haman wore. We provide the dough and fillings. Come ready to shape, bake and eat delicious hamantaschen!
Dress Up Parade: make a mask to wear or come dressed in your own costume. March in our festive parade!
Make Shalach Manot Baskets: On Purim we emphasize the importance of friendship and community by giving gifts of food, Mishloach Manot, to friends and family. Make your own basket ,fill it with your hamantaschen and give it to a loved one!.
Donate: Bring a non-perishable item to put in our JCC Shalach Manot Basket to donate to a food shelter.
(Children with Special Needs can come at 4:30 for a private baking experience.)