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Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston

Be part of a community that values our rich heritage as you explore Jewish culture and topics of identity in the 21st century, celebrate holidays with friends and family, and more.

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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.

Explorations: Adult Learning and Enrichment

Temple Beth Avodah, Six Thursdays (10am-12:30pm): July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14

Explore new interests. Develop greater understanding of current events. Join other active learners in the JCC's six-week Explorations: Adult Learning and Enrichment series. Held on Thursdays from 10am-12:30pm beginning July 10. At Temple Beth Avodah, 45 Puddingstone Lane, Newton Center.

Session 1 (10-11am): Choose one
- Becoming America 1776-1800. Discuss the events, personalities and Parliamentary decrees that led to the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. With professor Gary Hylander
- Chair Yoga. A gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting in a chair or standing using a chair for support. Provides relief for people with hypertension, arthritis, chronic pain, etc. With certified massage therapist and trainer Michelle Newman.

Session 2 (11:30am-12:30pm): Choose one
- Jewish potpourri. Six classes dedicated to learning about Jewish contributions in the fields of music, art, and history. Topics include the Poetry of Israel, a look at Israel's Declaration of Independence, Hava Nagila (The Movie), Judaica on display at the MFA and more.
- Current events. With teacher/writer Lois Sockol.

Full details listed in Summer Senior Adult newsletter >>

To register, contact 617-558-6439 or seniors@jccgb.org.

Shabbat in the Park

Framingham Village Green, Friday, August 1, 2014 (5:30-7pm)

For families with children 0-5 yrs

Celebrate Shabbat (welcoming the Sabbath) with an outdoor picnic in a relaxed setting with family and friends. Stay for the Framingham Concert on the Green. Families provide their own picnic meal.

For more information, contact: metrowest@jccgb.org or 508-879-3300.

JCC Day at Grossman

JCC Camp Grossman, Sunday, August 10, 2014 1-4pm

Geared for families with children
Spend the afternoon at camp with your family! Enjoy a range of activities including: waterfront (beach, swimming, boating, water trampoline, water slide, fishing and more), sports (newcomb, gaga, basketball, street hockey, capture the flag and more), arts and crafts and the rock climbing wall. GPS address: 294 Powissett Street, Dover. No raindate. Check bostonjcc.org/grossmanjccday after 11am on the day of the event for an update. All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. For more information, contact grossman@jccgb.org or 617-244-5124.

Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center, Newton Open House

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Thursday, August 14, 2014 5-6pm

Designed for families with children ages 6 weeks-five years
A vibrant, engaging learning environment with Jewish values at the core: this is the essence of the Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center. The Center nurtures children, embraces families, mentors educators, and in every way possible brings out the best in children and in our community. Tuition includes family membership at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC. For more information, contact newton-elc@jccgb.org or 617-558-6420.

Back to Nature New Year

With PJ Library and the JCCs of Greater Boston

NRT’s Sheep Pasture, Sunday, September 14, 2014 (10am-12pm)

For families with children ages 2- 6 years
Get the New Year off to a great start at this fun family day. We’ll  gather for a huge group shofar blast, create holiday-themed crafts , and learn about how nature prepares for the new year. Bring lunch for a post-program family picnic – we’ll provide dessert.

Raindate is September 21; call 781-795-0510 after 7am on 9/14 for weather related updates.

For more information, contact south@jccgb.org or 781-795-0510. To learn about all JCC events in the South, visit bostonjcc.org/south.

Blaze a New Trail for the New Year: A Letterboxing Adventure

A PJ Pioneers Outdoor Club program

Middlesex Fells Reservation, Sunday, September 28, 2014 (2-4pm)

Recommended for children ages 0-5 years old. Carrier recommended for pre-walkers.
The time between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is a time for charting new paths. Join PJ Pioneers on their ever popular Letterboxing adventures. Explore nature and follow clues in search of a hidden New Year’s themed letterbox. Stop for a snack, holiday story, and share our wishes for the new year. Easy to moderate terrain. Snack provided. For more information about Letterboxing, visit letterboxing.org.

Rain date: October 5. 

For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-481-8009. To learn about all JCC events in the Metro North, visit bostonjcc.org/metronorth.

Community Sukkah Decorating

Private home, Sunday, October 5, 2014 (4-6pm)

For families with children of all ages
Celebrate Sukkot, the Jewish harvest festival, with the JCC and Hadassah. We’ll decorate the sukkah, have a light dinner, and enjoy the warmth of our community of family and friends. A collaboration of the JCC and South Coastal Hadassah. Held at a private home in Hanover. Register by October 2 to receive address and directions.

For more information, contact south@jccgb.org or 781-795-0510. To learn about all JCC events in the South, visit bostonjcc.org/south.

Sukkot Community Celebration

The Growing Center, Sunday, October 12, 2014 (10-11:30am)

For families with children 2 years and older
Sukkot is a time to gather and surround ourselves with nature. Gather up materials to decorate the sukkah and join together to shake a lulav (palm branch), and shake your body to music and movement led by Angela Shatz. Then relax and enjoy snacks in this seasonal urban oasis.

Rain Location:
Kesher Center for Jewish Learning and Culture
13 Garden Court, Somerville

For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-481-8009. To learn about all JCC events in the Metro North, visit bostonjcc.org/metronorth.

PJ Library Harvest Shabbat!

Whitney Place Community Room, Friday, October 24, 2014 (5:30-7pm)

For families with young children
The air is getting cooler and crisp.  Enjoy the chance to celebrate Shabbat with family and friends.  Unwind after the work week and relax while we read Shabbat themed stories, sing songs and enjoy a fall-themed Shabbat dinner together.

For more information, contact metrowest@jccgb.org or 508-879-3300. To learn about other events in Metrowest, visit bostonjcc.org/metrowest.

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