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Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston



JCC programs and services in communities in Newton.

Have fun! Learn new skills! Connect with other parents and kids from Brookline, Newton, Needham and beyond.

At the JCC, you’ll find year-round activities for every age group – from arts, aquatics and fitness, to summer camps, theatre, enrichment classes and more. Enjoy special time together, connect with other families, learn new skills and create lifelong memories at the JCC!

The Leventhal-Sidman JCC provides a home to a breadth of activities for every age group – from arts, aquatics and fitness, to summer camps, theatre, enrichment classes, and more. Family memberships are available and open to the entire community. The Bernice B. Godine Early Learning Center and JCC Early Parenting programs are also held in Newton. We serve thousands of other families throughout the year with fantastic programs, events, and amenities.

You can view a full listing of programs, events, and classes offered in Newton.

Explore what the JCC has to offer young families in the Newton.

Family Friendly Events Early Parenting Classes
Drop-ins Music Classes
Children's Enrichment Classes Feeding and Sleep Support Services
Welcome Baby! Visit Gift Bag PJ Library® Free Book Program
Early Learning Centers Camps and School Vacation Programs
Swim Lessons Magic Ark Performing Arts Series for Families
Children's Gym JCC Family Membership

Meet Our Team

Jamie Darsa, PJ Library Coordinator

Jamie has a wealth of experience in Jewish education and creating programs and events for families with young children. She and her two young children are huge PJ fans. The books and programs have continued to touch and impact her family through the years. That is why she is so passionate about sharing these stories and experiences with families throughout Greater Boston. Jamie lives in Watertown with her family.

Please contact Jamie. She's here to help!

Joanie Olin, 
Coordinator of Early Parenting Programs

Joanie has more than 15 years of experience working for two of the region’s largest new parent support organizations, Warmlines Parent Resources and Isis Parenting. She has helped hundreds of new parents navigate the exciting, but challenging early months of parenthood. Joanie currently oversees all of the JCC’s Early Parenting programs. She lives in Needham and has three grown children.

Please contact Joanie. She’s here to help!

Suzanne Robins, Regional Family Outreach Manager

Suzanne oversees programming for families with young children in the Metro North, Metrowest and South areas, as well as the JCC Interfaith Connections program. She enjoys planning creative Interfaith Swizzle & Sizzle Shabbat dinners, as well as Jewish holiday and culinary programs at unique venues where participants can enjoy a special meal together, learn something new and meet other Interfaith couples. Suzanne has two young adult daughters and lives in Newton with her husband.

Please contact Suzanne. She is here to help!

Susan Tovsky, Magic Ark and Children's Program Coordinator

Susan has a vast experience creating unique shows, events, and classes for families with young children. Her favorite event from last year was the Magic Ark show Ivy and Bean. It was truly amazing! Susan lives in Sharon with her family.

Please contact Susan. She is here to help!

For information about JCC activities in the Newton area, contact family@jccgb.org or call 617-558-6414.