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JCC programs and services in Brookline, Needham, Newton and beyond.
 

Jewish Community Centers
of Greater Boston
and Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center

333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA 02459
617-558-6522
membership@jccgb.org

Camps

All JCC camps are headquartered at the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston offices. For information about specific camps, please visit the Camps and Vacations pages.

Early Learning Centers

Brookline/Brighton
50 Sutherland Road
Brighton, MA 02135
617-278-2950
brookline-elc@jccgb.org
 

Newton
Bernice B. Godine
JCC Early Learning Center
(at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC)
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA 02459
617-558-6420
newton-elc@jccgb.org
 

Classes and Programs

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Wednesdays at the JCC for Senior Adults - Yearly Individual

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/17/2014, End Date: 06/10/2015, Time: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

A full day program is available to members on Wednesdays. Membership includes discounts to all senior adult programs and Travel club events. Each week offers a variety of activities including lectures, fitness, discussion groups, entertainment and more. Typical courses include current events, Jewish history, play reading, nutrition, Yiddish, Art, choral group and more.   To reserve a Kosher lunch on Wednesdays, please call 617-558-6596 by 12pm the Monday before the Wednesday program. There is a $3 suggested donation for lunch and full day program.   If you are a Brookline or Brighton resident, transportation is available on Wednesdays. For transportation reservations, please call 617-558-6596.   Full day programs planned from September 17, 2014 to June 10, 2015. Summer semester program begins on June 17, 2015 and is limited to the use of all indoor PE facilities.

Wednesdays at the JCC for Senior Adults - Yearly Couple

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/17/2014, End Date: 06/10/2015, Time: 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

A full day program is available to members on Wednesdays. Membership includes discounts to all senior adult programs and Travel club events. Each week offers a variety of activities including lectures, fitness, discussion groups, entertainment and more. Typical courses include current events, Jewish history, play reading, nutrition, Yiddish, Art, choral group and more.   To reserve a Kosher lunch on Wednesdays, please call 617-558-6596 by 12pm the Monday before the Wednesday program. There is a $3 suggested donation for lunch and full day program.   If you are a Brookline or Brighton resident, transportation is available on Wednesdays. For transportation reservations, please call 617-558-6596.   Full day programs planned from September 17, 2014 to June 10, 2015. Summer semester program begins on June 17, 2015 and is limited to the use of all indoor PE facilities.

Reader's Choice - Adults

LSJCC, Start Date: 10/14/2014, End Date: 05/26/2015, Time: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Monthly facilitated Book Group meets on Tuesday nights. Ranging from fiction, memoir, nonfiction and more, participants choose the books that they will be reading. Special Skype sessions with authors will be planned. Join anytime. Call 617-558-6480. Please come to first session having read "Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, one of The New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of the Year. Cost: $10 per session; $60/All sessions JCC member cost: $8 per session; $50/All sessions Facilitated by Talya Sokoll, Master Library Science, MA, English Education

PJ Library Drop-In Playgroup

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Fridays starting November 14 (9:15-10:15am)

For children ages 0-1 years, with adult
Do you have a new baby, are you looking for an opportunity to meet others and build a community?  If so, please join us for our weekly playgroup.  During our time together, we will share stories and resources, swap ideas and build connections. 

Please either bring your membership pass or a photo ID to check in at the front desk.

For more information about the JCC Early Parenting program and a full list of offerings, visit bostonjcc.org/earlyparenting or contact earlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-558-6485.
 

JCC Community Day

Lend a hand...or two

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Thursday, December 25, 2014 10am-1pm

Everyone welcome
December 25 will be a day to lend a hand to the community at the JCC. The JCC will be open to the public from 10am-1pm. Participate in family-friendly community service-themed activities that spread joy to those in need. Activities include making blankets for pets at the MSPCA, making tissue paper flower centerpieces to brighten up senior winter lunch programs, sorting donations collected by the JCC Early Learning Centers for Cradles to Crayons, and decorating birthday bags and warm wish notes for the recipients of the Cradles to Crayons donations. You'll also have the opportunity to play chess for charity - beat the JCC's chess king and we'll make a donation to the charity of your choice. The JCC facilities including the gym, indoor pool and children's gym will also be open. Please feel free to bring donations for Cradles to Crayons. Can't attend the JCC on December 25, but still want to lend a hand, here are some other volunteer opportunities. For more information, contact bostonjcc.org/communityday or 617-558-6529.

Baby and Toddler Sleep Support

Consults available by appointment.

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Consults available by appointment.

Designed for parents with children up to 3 years.
Meet with a trained pediatric sleep consultant over the phone. Your consultant will work together with you to develop strategies that are individually tailored to your family – your comfort level, needs, lifestyle and more. The goal is to guide
you on how to help your baby/toddler sleep better and get a better night’s sleep for yourself as well. 60-minute phone consult. Partners welcome.

Consults available by appointment. To schedule, contact earlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-558-6485.

Circo Comedia

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Sunday, January 4, 2015 (11am and 1pm)

Recommended for all ages with adult
Unpredictable thrills, side-splitting comedy and daredevil stunts are the signature style of CIRCO COMEDIA starring the fantastic duo Jean Saucier & Patrick Côté from Montreal - performing their distinctive style of humour, acrobatic tricks, daring feats, magic and eccentricity.

Tickets for Magic Ark performances are available online below or by phone at 617-965-5226 or 866-811-4111. 

Get on board as we set sail for another exciting season of family entertainment. View the complete Magic Ark lineup at bostonjcc.org/magicark.

JCC MAGIC ARK PERFORMING ARTS SERIES FOR FAMILIES
A program of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts and PJ Library® 

Adult Adapted Aquatics - Inclusion and Support Services - Ages 22+ yrs - Winter

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/05/2015, End Date: 03/23/2015, Time: 10:30 AM-11:45 AM

(Ages: 22+ yrs) Weekly swimming class adapted to the needs of adults with physical challenges. Taught by a certified Aquatics instructor, the class offers exercise and socialization to swimmers and non-swimmers in an accessible and supportive environment. Instructor: Lucinda Parker

Little Movers - Child Development class - Ages 9-12 months, with adult - Winter 15

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 01/06/2015, End Date: 03/17/2015, Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

As your baby becomes more confident in mobility and exploration, a variety of activity stations are intentionally designed to engage babies while developing fine and gross motor skills and greater sensory awareness. Discussions will center around safety proofing, outdoor play, sleep and nap transitions, finger feeding and solids. For more information, sibling discount, or to use discount coupon, please contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009. Instructor: Kristen Carhart

Little Explorers - Child Development class - Ages 6-9 months, with adult - Winter 15

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 01/06/2015, End Date: 03/17/2015, Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Focus now on play time for baby! Regular routines with song, baby sign language, parachute play and story time are just some of the activities. Gain insights as to how your baby learns while self confidence and curiosity is fostered -all while learning about child development and connecting with others. For more information, sibling discount, or to use discount coupon, please contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009. Instructor: Kristen Carhart

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