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Have it all! This is a special time for learning and growing, and the JCC is your partner in building strong Jewish identities for the entire family.

Classes and Programs

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Welcome Baby! Meet-ups, Metro North

Panera Bread, First Wednesday of each month (year round) 11am-12:30pm

Designed for parents with babies ages 0-1 year
Meet other parents with babies, and enjoy a cup of coffee in a relaxed setting the first Wednesday of each month. Staff from the JCC and Jewish Family & Children's Services of Greater Boston will advise on area resources and upcoming programs. For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

PJ Bagels and Books Drop-in Group, South

Temple Sinai, Wednesdays, October 2, 2013-April 30, 2014 9:30-11am

Designed for children ages 0-4 years, with adult
Treat yourself and your child to a fun, weekly activity in a welcoming and relaxed environment. Grab a bagel, hear a story and meet other parents while your children socialize and have fun. All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. For more information, contact south@jccgb.org or 781-795-0510.

Special Needs Classes

Newton area, South area, Brookline and Metrowest, Throughout the year

The following is a listing of all JCC classes for participants with special needs. All classes take place in Newton except where indicated. Please contact inclusion@jccgb.org or 617-558-6508 to learn about dates, times and fees.

Special needs classes for children and teens:

Fun and Games (South Area)
Adapted Aquatics(Newton and South Area)
Mini Sports
Get In Shape
Just Dance
Teen Activity Group

Special needs classes for adults:
Adult Adapted Aquatics
Gentle Yoga
Saturday Night Out
Tikvah (Brookline)
Young Adult Social Group
Adult Social Group (Newton, Metrowest)
Adult Activity Group (Metrowest and South Area)
Mass Self Advocates (Brookline)
Friends Drop-in (Brookline)

New Arrivals: For Moms and Babies Ages 0-3 Months

Together in Motion ANNEX, Mondays, March 10-April 21, 2014 1:30-3pm

This class is currently full. Please visit bostonjcc.org/earlyparenting for a full list of offerings.

Geared for moms and babies ages 0-3 months
Share the journey of motherhood with other new moms in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment. Led by Liz Katzman, a former Isis Parenting instructor, the class covers topics such as soothing your baby, infant sleep patterns, tunny time, new roles and relationships, and includes interactive activities such as infant massage, finger plays and songs. Spend quality time with your baby and build a community of support and friendship to sustain you along your way. Class will not be held of April 14. For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

Little Explorers - Child Development class - Ages 6-9 months, with adult - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 03/26/2014, End Date: 06/04/2014, Time: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

This fun class will focus on play time for baby while incorporating education and support for the parent/caregiver. Led by a former Isis Parenting Instructor, regular routines with song, baby sign language, parachute play and story time are combined with varied weekly activities that highlight development. Each baby’s unique pace is considered and caregivers gain insights as to how their baby learns. The babies’ self confidence and curiosity are fostered as caregivers learn about child development while connecting with others. Instructor: Kristen Carhart - Kristen comes to the JCC from Isis Parenting, with fifteen years’ experience working with young families. She has worked as a Preschool Teacher, Child Development Educator, and Pediatric Sleep Consultant. She holds degrees in Education and Psychology, and has EEC teaching certification. She is the parent of 2 young children.

New Arrivals - New Moms Support Group - Ages 0-3 months, with adult - Spring

LSJCC, Thursdays, March 27-May 1, 2014 (9:30-11am)

Come share the journey of motherhood with other new moms in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment. Led by a former Isis Parenting Instructor, the class covers topics such as soothing your baby, infant sleep patterns, tummy time, new roles and relationships, and includes interactive activities such as infant massage, finger plays and songs. Spend quality time with your baby and build a community of support and friendship to sustain you along your way! Instructor: Liz Katzman - Liz has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work and has worked in all types of settings with families and young children. Liz taught classes at Isis Parenting and led mom’s groups for Jewish Family and Children’s Services for the last six years. She also works as a NICU social worker at a local hospital. Liz has two elementary school age boys who teach her something new every day about being a mom!

Little Explorers - Child Development class - Ages 6-9 months, with adult - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 03/29/2014, End Date: 06/07/2014, Time: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

This fun class will focus on play time for baby while incorporating education and support for the parent/caregiver. Led by a former Isis Parenting Instructor, regular routines with song, baby sign language, parachute play and story time are combined with varied weekly activities that highlight development. Each baby’s unique pace is considered and caregivers gain insights as to how their baby learns. The babies’ self confidence and curiosity are fostered as caregivers learn about child development while connecting with others. Instructor: Kristen Carhart - Kristen comes to the JCC from Isis Parenting, with fifteen years’ experience working with young families. She has worked as a Preschool Teacher, Child Development Educator, and Pediatric Sleep Consultant. She holds degrees in Education and Psychology, and has EEC teaching certification. She is the parent of 2 young children.

Rock-a-Baby Music Jam

Sharon Community Center, Fridays, April 4 - June 6, 2014 (9:30-10:15am)

Designed for children ages 0-3 years with adult-This class is sold out. 
Your child has a chance to be “in the band” with Rock-A-Baby. With a trio of musicians, three zany puppets, dancing, instruments and music ranging from classical to jazz to children’s songs to rock ‘n roll, Rock-A-Baby gives your child a stimulating and educational musical experience.

For more information, contact south@jccgb.org or 781-795-0510.

Rock-a-Baby Music Jam

Sharon Community Center, Fridays, April 4 - June 6, 2014 (10:30-11:15)

Designed for children ages 0-3 years with adult
Your child has a chance to be “in the band” with Rock-A-Baby. With a trio of musicians, three zany puppets, dancing, instruments and music ranging from classical to jazz to children’s songs to rock ‘n roll, Rock-A-Baby gives your child a stimulating and educational musical experience.

For more information, contact south@jccgb.org or 781-795-0510.

Think Spring! Let your mind and body bloom!

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Classes begin week of April 6.

Arts and fitness classes for every age and interest this spring at the JCC. Search classes and register online using the JCC's easy-to-use online catalog.

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Spotlight

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Two famed improv groups go toe-to-toe in an evening of hilarious sketch comedy. Featuring Boston's Improv Asylum and New York's Upright Citizens Brigade. Who's funnier - Boston or New York? You be the judge.

Leventhal-Sidman JCC