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Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center Preschool Open House

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Thursday, December 15, 2016 9-10am

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.

JCC Grossman Camp Open House

Levnethal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, January 8, 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.

Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center Preschool Open House

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Thursday, January 12, 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.

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: Earth Adventurers - Ages: 7-8 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/15/2017, End Date: 03/12/2017, Time: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

(Ages: 7-8 yrs) See, smell, hear, touch, and taste with an Adamah Fellowship alum who has taught in national parks. Through exploration, crafts, and games about plants and animals, learn about how earth, air, fire, and water make up the natural world. By exploring seasons, soil and fire, connect to Jewish values like guarding the earth. Rachel Kaufmann

Camp Kaleidoscope Reunion

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, January 15, 2016 2-4pm

Reunion for new and former campers

Visit with campers and staff. Enjoy dressing up and using props for fun photos. Make your own ice cream sundaes, enjoy hula hoops and games, watch camp videos and reminisce. Reunion attendees who are registered for 2017 may participate in a special drawing to win $100 off camp tuition. Register at the reunion and receive $36 off camp tuition. For more information and to RSVP, contact kaleidoscope@jccgb.org or 617-558-6523.

Discovery Club: Early Astronomers - Ages: 5-8 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/15/2017, End Date: 03/12/2017, Time: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

(Ages: 5-8 yrs) Explore astronomy, agriculture, and other cycles of the year with a seasoned ropes and adventure educator from Camp Grossman. Learn how the Jewish calendar works, while connecting to our Jewish responsibility to be guardians of the earth. We will illustrate the themes of this class in individual and collaborative moon-themed, mandala-style mosaics. Andrew Doxer

Discovery Club: Calendar Creators - Ages: 5-6 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/17/2017, End Date: 03/14/2017, Time: 1:15 PM-2:15 PM

(Ages: 5-6 yrs) Build your own mixed media calendar with the Discovery Club Director. Create a 3D calendar, which will show us how the January-December calendar looks next to the Jewish calendar. Use a treasure trove of craft materials like feathers, yarn, and clay to add more layers each week – including holidays, celebrations, and our Hebrew birthdays. Elizabeth Kaplan

Discovery Club: Mosaic Makers - Ages: 5-8 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/17/2017, End Date: 03/14/2017, Time: 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

(Ages: 5-8 yrs) Explore how art tells stories by looking at mosaics from places like the Roman Ghetto and Masada with an experienced Jewish arts educator. We will tell our own stories and create both individual and community mosaics using tiles, tissue paper, and watercolors, all while learning about ancient Jewish history worldwide. Emily Pechet

Discovery Club: Yoga Explorers - Ages: 5-6 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/18/2017, End Date: 03/15/2017, Time: 3:15 PM-4:15 PM

(Ages: 5-6 yrs) Yoga promotes a sense of well-being through movement, breath, and meditation. Like Jewish tradition, Yogic tradition cultivates a sense of self, others, and the world around us. Through playful yoga poses, crafts, and games, led by a certified yoga instructor and clinical social worker, we will connect to Jewish values such as loving kindness. Alix Zamansky

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