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
- 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.
- Wednesday, December 14 at 6pm
- $10 per person/$36 max. per family
Join your JCC family and friends for a Chanukah Celebration. Enjoy Family Chanukah Game Show, Crafts, Dinner and Latkes. Presented by Powerhouse Studios.
JCC Family Chanukah Party!! Join your JCC family and friends and celebrate Chanukah. We will have a delicious dinner including latkes and dessert. Entertainment is a Game Show presented by Magic Cube — great for the whole family and for all ages. Make a Chanukah craft and play a game of dreidel. Bring your Chanukkiah and candles to light!
Havdallah Service with Temple Sholom, Bridgewater
- Saturday, January 28, 5 pm
Join us from 5:00-6:00pm for Havdallah craft stations featuring Kiddish cup, candles, spices and more. Please bring a shoebox to decorate as a Havdallah kit. Kids…come in your PJ’s!
At 6:00pm, we will enjoy a 15 minute Havdallah service led by Ilene Cohen, Temple Sholom’s Director of Youth Education and Engagement. Snacks provided. Recommended for pre-school through elementary aged children and their families. Must RSVP in advance to the JCC on line or call the Welcome Center at 908-725-6994 x210.
The Big Meltdown
- Sunday, February 12, 3:00-5:00 pm
- $5 per child; Adults are free.
- Members can bring a non-member friend to participate at $5/child.
Join us for the 3rd Annual Big Melt Down. 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 Gym featuring an obstacle course, bouncy house and relay races. Create a special craft for Tu B’Shevat, birthday of the trees! Enjoy a healthy snack! Wear your gym clothes and sneakers. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to move and participate with your child!
- Sunday, March 5 at the Purim Carnival
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 friend, and eat a festive Purim feast.
Hamantaschen are 3 sided triangular cookies with jelly or chocolate filling we eat at Purim. They represent the hat that Haman wore.
Join us and make delicious hamantaschen at the JCC Purim Carnival. Look for Stacey and Rinat at the baking tables! We provide the dough and fillings. You come ready to shape, bake and eat. Eat them on the spot or take them home!
- Wednesday, April 5, 5:00-7:30 pm
Come at any time to design and create your own wine cup or Elijah’s cup for your Passover table. New to the JCC? We will be giving tours of the JCC and of Camp Ruach while your child does the craft! Free to all!
Passover Granola Making
- Thursday, April 13 & 14
- 10am-12pm and 5-6 pm.
Join us in the main JCC hallway and taste this easy granola recipe that is wonderful to eat throughout Passover. Great as a snack, mixed in yogurt or as your Passover cereal. You can add in extra ingredients of your liking. Stop by and enjoy a sample and pick up the recipe.