Jewish Family Programs

Weekly Shabbat Celebration

Fridays at 3:30 PM (April-June)

Join your JCC Family in the main 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.

During the summer months, our Shabbat celebration will be held Fridays at 5 PM poolside at the Summer Swim Club.  All are welcome!

For questions, please contact Alanna Steinberg at 908-443-9026.

Tot Shabbat

10:30 – 11:15 AM 
Tot Shabbat is the last Friday of the month
September 28, October 26, November 30, and December 28
FREE to JCC Members   |   $5 per day/family

Bring your child or grandchild 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 families in our community.  The program is best suited for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.

Apple & Honey Tasting at the JCC

Thursday, September 6
10:30 AM, 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM
FREE

Stop by the JCC lobby to bring in a sweet Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, and taste an assortment of flavored honeys and apples!

 

Sushi in the Sukkah!

Thursday, September 27
6:00 PM
Fee:  $10/Person   |   $30 max per family

All families welcome to enjoy a delicious meal in the JCC Sukkah in observance of Sukkot, the first of three harvest holidays. We’ll learn how to make home made vegetable sushi and will provide a child friendly dinner as well. We will also have a lulav and etrog available for you to shake and fulfill the holiday’s mitzvah, commandment.

 

Family Community Service Day

Sunday, October 28
FREE
Project details and time to be announced

In the Jewish Calendar, the month of Cheshvan is the only month which does not have a Jewish holiday, and it is customary to engage in social action projects, fulfilling the mitzvah (commandment) to repair the world, Tikkun Olam. Join us for a morning of volunteering with your family. Recommended for children in Elementary and Middle School.

JCC Family Chanukah Party

Thursday, December 6
6:00 PM
10/Person   |   $36 Max/Family

Help us light candle number 5 together as a community during our annual Family Chanukah Party! Enjoy special Chanukah crafts, games, and delicious holiday treats. We look forward to celebrating with you and your family!   Bring your Chanukiah and candles!

Social Learning Group

Sundays
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Ages 13 – 16 years
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Ages 8 – 12 years

Children or adolescents coping with Aspergers Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders or other social skill disorders.

Parent Support Group

Tuesday Evenings
Jewish Family Services Office, Somerville

Peer support for parents and caregivers of children with special needs. An opportunity to come together and share experiences and explore the issues most important to participants.

Sibling Support Group

Thursday Evenings
Jewish Family Services Office, Somerville

Peer support for brothers and sister of children with special needs. Meet other siblings who share similar experiences.

Social Club

Every Month
Young adults with Aspergers or developmental challenges. Promoting opportunities for those with special needs to live with dignity and respect.

This monthly activity group is offered to help participants socialize, practice skills, and share experiences in a relaxed, supportive and fun environment.