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Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston

Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center

The Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center is strongly family-centered and dedicated to exposing children to Jewish culture and traditions. Located at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC, the ELC offers family’s access to a wide range of activities and interactions including swim lessons and enrichment classes for children and fitness, arts and culture opportunities for the entire family. Our goal at the ELC is for every day to be your child’s best day ever. Become part of the vibrant ELC community!

Open Houses

Thursday, November 17  5-6pm
Thursday, December 15  9-10am
Thursday, January 12  5-6pm
Thursday, February 16  9-10am
Thursday, March 9  5-6pm

For more information and to arrange a visit, contact newton-elc@jccgb.org or 617-558-6420.



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MIT Hillel visited the Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center and helped the children do Chanukah themed science experiments.


Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center
(at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC)
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA 02459
Fax: 617-244-8290


At a Glance


  • Six weeks to five years


  • Full day and part day
  • Full week and part week
  • Full year and school year
  • Swimming lessons (all four and five year olds)
  • Summer program
  • School vacation programs
  • Afternoon enrichment classes


  • Professional educators
  • Development Specialist
  • Jewish Educator

Student: Educator Ratio

  • Meets or exceeds Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care guidelines

Licensing and Accreditation

  • Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

JCC Membership

  • Godine ELC tuition includes family membership at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton
2015-2016 Calendar
2016-2017 Calendar

Of Interest

Children’s Classes and Programs
Magic Ark Performing Arts Series for Families
Family and Parenting