Early Childhood Special Events

Mimouna – End of Passover Celebration

Celebrate the end of Passover like never before!
Open to All, Family and Friends Welcome.

  • Sunday, April 28
  • $15 per person
  • Under 2 yrs. of age are FREE

Mimouna is a tradition practiced by Moroccan and Turkish Sephardic Jews worldwide at sundown on the 8th night of Passover. It is a celebration of freedom, community, values, togetherness, friendship, and is a demonstration of great hospitality.

Pop-Up Israel: Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration

Come and celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut and experience all that Israel has to offer.

  • Thursday, May 9
  • $10 per Family

Innovation; Archeology •  Israeli Games • Army Training including Ropes Challenge Course • Israeli Wine tasting • Inflatables • Community Choirs • Pita Making • Israeli Food for purchase.


Lockdown: Three Ways to calm a child’s fears over shootings and lockdown drills

  • Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

FREE Program

Nancy Kislin, LCSW, will host an honest conversation about how are children doing in this era of school lockdown drills and school shootings. Nancy is the author of the book, LOCKDOWN, Talking with Your Kids about School Violence. Book signing to follow presentation. Program co-sponsored by JFS.

5K Run/Walk, and 25 Meter Kids Dash!

  • Registration fee includes race and post-race “BRUNCH AND BOND”
  • Medals awarded for various age groups, male and female.

Vendor and Sponsorship opportunities available.

Register Early and Save:
  • $25 – Super Early Bird Registration (through 4/5)
  • $30 – Early Bird Registration (April 6-May 5)
  • $35 – Registration (May 6-day of event)
  • $15 – Kids Dash



Raise Money for a Cause…Benefiting JCC Special Needs Programs for Children and Adults. Providing social and recreational opportunities to promote independence and involvement in the community.

In the United States, 48.9 people have some form of disability that makes them struggle with life’s daily activities. In New Jersey 405,800 of the 5,241,300 working age individuals reported at least 1 disability. Our JCC programs are an integral part of our JCC community and with your support you will be contributing to their ongoing programming, development and maintenance of these life-skills. We believe that we can, and must, ensure that each individual enjoys a life of sustained success and confidence!

Your donations and fundraising provide:

  • A Brand New ADA Approved Splash Pad
  • One to One Support Staff for JCC Camp Ruach and Throughout the Year.
  • Specialized Staff
  • Supplies and Equipment to Facilitate Learning and Promote Independence.
  • Trips into the Community allowing the Participatns to Test out their skills in Real Life Situations.
  • Subsidized Programs for Sunday Respite throughout the Year.

JCC Superhero & Princess 5K and Kids 25 meter Dash. Followed by Brunch & Bond. An opportunity to experience our JCC Special Needs Adults in action, bond with your JCC community and enjoy brunch and games for adults and children.

This fundraising initiative has been created and led by a committee of Teens and Adults at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC.