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Classes and Programs

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Discovery Club: Holiday Chefs - Ages: 5-8 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/15/2017, End Date: 03/12/2017, Time: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

(Ages: 5-8 yrs) Following the calendar is a great way to learn about Jewish traditions and culture as each holiday has special foods we love to eat. Guided by a former Flour Bakery pastry chef, cook together and finish each session by enjoying the creations with gratitude and a sense of accomplishment. Melissa Lee

Discovery Club: Emerging Engineers - Ages: 5-8 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/18/2017, End Date: 03/15/2017, Time: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM

(Ages: 5-8 yrs) Make stories come alive with robotics. Spend the first few weeks learning Jewish stories while understanding how to program motors and sensors with the former IT Director of the Jewish Community Day School. Then, we will retell aspects of those stories (or other stories) using motors, sensors, LEGOS, and craft materials. Claire Caine

Discovery Club: Growing Gardeners - Ages: 5-8 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/19/2017, End Date: 03/16/2017, Time: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

(Ages: 5-8 yrs) Explore how food goes from farm to table with a former camp garden educator. Each week, we will investigate one part of this path, from composting to harvesting. We will re-grow vegetables from scraps and identify stages of plants, while learning about what Jewish tradition has to say about caring for the earth. Elizabeth Kaplan

JCC Grossman Camp Open House

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, February 26, 2017 2-4pm

Geared for families with children ages 4 1/2 to 15
Learn why JCC Grossman Camp is a place to be active, a place to make friends and a place for building skills and community. Bus transportation from more than 40 communities throughout Greater Boston. For more information, visit bostonjcc.org/grossman or contact grossman@jccgb.org or 617-244-5124.

Shabbat Shabbang

LSJCC, Start Date: 03/03/2017, End Date: 03/03/2017, Time: 5:45 PM-8:00 PM

Young Crowd Dinner
Meet other families with young children and create new family traditions with this warm and cozy Shabbat celebration over a catered dinner and a relaxing glass of wine. The young ones will be mesmerized by the interactive and sensory friendly music of Karen K (of Karen K and the Jitterbugs fame). The whole family will go home with that warm Shabbat feeling and ready for beddy bye!

The Shabbang continues with dessert and coffee in the café for adults and a Purim mini-carnival with Jenny the Juggler, mask making and more in the gym.

Cost: $36/family
Pre-registration required by Monday, February 27.

Shabbat Shabbang is part of a national Shabbat program created by JCC Manhattan and funded by The Gottesman Fund.

The JCC Center for Families: Ideas, programs and spaces with families at the center

Shabbat Shabbang

LSJCC, Start Date: 03/03/2017, End Date: 03/03/2017, Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Camp Kaleidoscope Dinner
Get in on the act as Kaleidoscope campers, siblings and parents enjoy an evening of fun, warmth and camaraderie. Parents socialize and relax over a delicious catered dinner and a glass of wine while Camp Kaleidoscope staffers engage campers in theater games, crafts, and a rousing welcome to Shabbat. It’s an evening worthy of a standing ovation!

The Shabbang continues with dessert and coffee in the café for adults and a Purim mini-carnival with Jenny the Juggler, mask making and more in the gym.

Cost: $36/family
Pre-registration required by Monday, February 27.

Shabbat Shabbang is part of a national Shabbat program created by JCC Manhattan and funded by The Gottesman Fund.

The JCC Center for Families: Ideas, programs and spaces with families at the center

Shabbat Shabbang

LSJCC, Start Date: 03/03/2017, End Date: 03/03/2017, Time: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Brookline/Brighton JCC Early Learning Center Dinner
Create a Shabbat inspired craft and give Shabbat a rousing welcome. While parents relax and enjoy a gourmet catered dinner with wine, kids will work off some energy under the skilled guidance of Knucklebones, the experts of active entertainment.

The Shabbang continues with dessert and coffee in the café for adults and a Purim mini-carnival with Jenny the Juggler, mask making and more in the gym.

Cost: $36/family
Pre-registration required by Monday, February 27.

Shabbat Shabbang is part of a national Shabbat program created by JCC Manhattan and funded by The Gottesman Fund.

The JCC Center for Families: Ideas, programs and spaces with families at the center

PJ Library Celebrates Purim

Boston Children's Museum, Sunday, March 5, 2017 (10am-1:30pm)

For families with young children.
Join PJ Library® as we celebrate Purim at the Boston Children’s Museum. Come in costume and enjoy the Purim revelry!

In addition to your favorite museum exhibits:

● Rock out to award winning performer Karen K and the Jitterbugs
● Design your wild and wacky Purim costume
● Kick up your heels at the Purim Dance Party
● Enjoy a PJ Storytime LIVE adaptation of “The Purim Superhero”
● Gobble up hamentaschen (Purim pastries)
● Assemble mishloach manot (Purim gift baskets) for friends and family
● And more!
 
For more information, contact pjlibrary@jccgb.org or 617-558-6587.

JCC Kaleidoscope Creative Arts & Science Camp Open House

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, March 5, 2017 2-4pm

Geared for families with children ages 5-17
Learn why JCC Kaleidoscope Creative Arts & Science Camp is a place to make friends, a place to learn new skills and a place to spread creative wings. Perform in a show, canoe on the Charles River, star in a music video, swim, learn to cook, play sports and much more! Bus transportation from Brookline, Framingham and Wayland. For more information, visit bostonjcc.org/kaleidoscope or contact kaleidoscope@jccgb.org or 617-558-6523

Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center Preschool Open House

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Thursday, March 9, 2017 5-6pm

Parents of infants, toddlers and preschool age children are invited to join us at the Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center in Newton for an open house.

Parents can meet the educators and the school’s director, tour the classrooms and register for the fall 2017 school year. Operated by the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston, the school welcomes children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Flexible hours and days with full week or part week options, full year and school year programs, early drop-off and extended day, swim lessons for four and five year olds and optional in-house afternoon enrichment classes. Family membership at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC included in tuition. Everyone welcome. For more information, contact 617-558-6420 or newton-elc@jccgb.org or visit bostonjcc.org/earlylearning.

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