"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.

Happy New Year from Your JCC!  We Celebrate 5776.

Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown on Sunday September 13 and ends on Tuesday, September 15.  This holiday celebrates the beginning of the Jewish calendar. and it is customary to eat apples and honey, and honey cake for a sweet year. 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.

Rosh Hashanah – Start it off Sweet at the J!

Thursday, September 10 at 5pm

Start the New Year with a project to display the people you love.  Join us to design an original apple picture frame to have in your home for the New Year.   Enjoy a sweet snack to start the year off with your JCC friends and family.  Great project for preschool age through tweens.  Please register in advance…drop-ins always welcome!

$5/child; Adults are free.

Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur will begin at sundown on Tuesday, September 22 and ends Wednesday, September 23.  Yom Kippur begins 10 days after Rosh Hashanah and 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.


Sukkot begins at sundown on Sunday, September 27 and ends on Sunday October 4.   Sukkot is one of three pilgrimage festivals when Jews traveled to the Temple of Jerusalem to offer sacrifices.  At Sukkot we celebrate the harvest, and it is considered a mitzvah to eat and sleep in the Sukkah, a three-sided dwelling. The roof is constructed of branches so you can see the stars.  Many people decorate their Sukkahs with pictures and fake fruit, and invite friends and families to enjoy a meal in their Sukkah.

Sukkot Fun at the J!
Wednesday, September 30 at 6pm

Join us in the Sukkot for pizza, craft, lulav, etrog, songs and the company of your JCC Family.

Free to all! 

Please register in advance by Tuesday, September 29.

Fall Family Shabbat Dinner 

Friday, October 16 at 6pm

Let’s kick off the Fall Season with a “Friday Night Lights” Shabbat Dinner.

Join your JCC friends and family for a delicious Shabbat dinner.  We will enjoy a craft, PJ Library story, dinner and fun!!  (Menu details to come!)  Please register by Wednesday, October 14.

Fee: $36/Immediate Family 

Please contact Shalom Stacey Herman with any questions at 908-725—6994 x223; Sherman@ssbjcc.org