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PJ Library Purim Masquerade Ball with JFN

Natick Community/Senior Center, Saturday, February 28, 2015 (5-7pm)

For families with children 2-8 years
Purim celebrates the deliverance of the Jews from evil Haman. Come in costume and join DJ Mike at our Masquerade Ball. Beginning with a short Havdalah service marking the end of Shabbat, the festivities continue with decorating Purim masks, dancing and fun musical games!  Includes a lite dinner and hamantaschen (Purim pastries).

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

Celebrate Purim

with the JCC Early Learning Center, Brookline/Brighton

JCC Early Learning Center, Brookline/Brighton, Sunday, March 1, 2015 10-11:30am

Geared for families with young children
Wear your costumes and come join in the fun! Enjoy family-friendly Purim activities including: making groggers and masks, playing games, having your face painted, and eating Hamantaschen. Everyone welcome. Tours of the JCC Early Learning Center available. School available for children ages 15 months-five years with early drop-off and extended day, on-site playground, swim lessons, full years, school year and summer programs available. For more information, contact brookline-elc@jccgb.org or 617-278-2950.

JCC Grossman Camp Open House

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, March 1, 2015 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 many areas throughout Greater Boston. Take advantage of special discounts for registering at this open house For more information, visit bostonjcc.org/grossman or contact grossman@jccgb.org or 617-244-5124.

JCC Kaleidoscope Creative Arts & Science Camp Open House

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, March 1, 2015 2-4pm

Geared for families with children entering K-8 and CITs entering 9-11 in the fall of 2015
Learn why Kaleidoscope is a place to make friends, learn new skills and spread creative wings. Campers in act and sing in shows, canoe on the Charles River, star in a music video, swim, learn to cook, play sports, conduct science experiments and much more! Bus to and from Brookline, Framingham and Wayland. A program of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. For more information, visit bostonjcc.org/kaleidoscope or contact kaleidoscope@jccgb.org or 617-558-6523.

PJ Library Purim Palooza with the JCC

Ready, Set, Kids! H2K classroom, Sunday, March 1, 2015 (3:30-5pm)

For families with children 2 years and older
Enjoy the fun, physical comedy of Benjamin the clown in honor of the festive Jewish holiday of Purim. Create baskets filled with treats to give to friends and neighbors and taste some Hamantaschen (purim pastries) for yourself! Donations of non-perishable food items for the Arlington Food Pantry welcome!

This event will take place in the Happy Healthy Kids classroom located at Ready, Set, Kids!

For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

JCC Interfaith Connections: The Blessing of a Skinned Knee

A Three Part Book Discussion Group

Restaurant Olivio, Wednesdays, March 4, 11, and 18, 2015 (7:30-9pm)

For parents of children under the age of 8
Join other parents for a facilitated discussion group based on the popular book by Wendy Mogel, PhD. Using Jewish teaching and values as a starting point, we will focus on the issues that arise in families built on Jewish or interfaith partnerships who share goals of raising self-reliant, responsible and compassionate children.

Participants will receive complimentary copy of book and  first reading assignment upon registration. Includes light appetizers and dessert

Snow date: March 25, 2015

For more information, contact: ifhappenings@jccgb.org or 617-558-6414.

Israeli All-Star Cabaret

Presented by the Boston Jewish Music Festival

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Saturday, March 7, 2015 (8pm)

A cabaret style evening showcasing four young Israeli musicians living in Boston.

With

Ehud Etun Jazz Trio

Tutti Druyan Contemporary Pop

Tal Zilber Classical Pianist

Florie Namir Jazz-Classical Fusion


Jazz, pop, folk, world music and more will all be on display.

All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts.

Presented in partnership with the
Boston Jewish Music Festival.

Orin Etkin’s Timbalooloo

Boston Jewish Musical Festival Family Concert

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, March 8, 2015 (11am)

Recommended for ages 2-10
From the music of Africa to klezmer and jazz, internationally acclaimed jazz and world music artist Oran Etkin’s performances weave global melodies and rhythms into a gumbo of goodness. Enjoy tunes from Wake Up Clarinet! and other surprising treats in this interactive musical world party.

For more information, contact magicark@jccgb.org or 617-558-6486.

A program of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts and PJ Library®


JCC Early Learning Center, Brookline/Brighton Preschool Open House

JCC Early Learning Center, Brookline/Brighton, Wednesday, March 11, 2015 5-6:30pm

Designed for families with children ages 15 months-five years
A vibrant, engaging learning environment with Jewish values at the core: this is the essence of the 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. Flexible scheduling with early drop-off and extended day, on-site playground, highly educated and experienced staff, swim lessons for 4 and 5 year olds, enrichment classes including art, sports, cooking and yoga, and NAEYC accredited. Tuition includes family membership at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC in Newton. For more information, contact brookline-elc@jccgb.org or 617-278-2950.

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

Located at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Bernice B. Godine JCC Early Learning Center located at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Thursday, March 12, 2015 9-10am

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 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. Flexible scheduling with early drop-off and extended day, on-site playground, highly educated and experienced staff, enrichment classes, swim lessons and NAEYC accredited. Tuition includes family membership at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC in Newton. For more information, contact newton-elc@jccgb.org or 617-558-6420.

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