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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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Master’s Swim - 2014-2015

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/14/2014, End Date: 06/18/2015, Time: 7:15 AM-7:15 AM

(Ages: 19+ yrs) For adults who have an interest in improving or continuing to keep their competitive edge. Training includes a variety of drills to perfect stroke technique and challenging speed sets.

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 0-18 months, 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.
 

Step to Gymnastics II - Ages 4-5 yrs - Winter

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/26/2015, End Date: 03/23/2015, Time: 1:15 PM-2:00 PM

(Ages: 4-5 yrs) Development of strength, sequencing and responding to visual cues are emphasized at this level. Children learn beginning handstands, rolls, leaps, body positions, and names of skills. Peter Sylvester

Showstoppers Youth Theatre - Annie - Ages 8-12 yrs - Winter

LSJCC, Start Date: 03/08/2015, End Date: 06/07/2015, Time: 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

(Ages: 8-12 yrs) Children will work with an experienced team of theater professionals to learn the elements of creating a musical theatre production. The program concludes with a public performance for friends and family to enjoy. Everyone has a part in the final show. Rehearsals: Sundays, March 8-May 31 - 2-4pm Performance: Sunday, June 7 - 3pm

New Additions - Second Time Moms Support Group - Ages 2 wks-6 months, with adult - Winter

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 03/11/2015, End Date: 04/29/2015, Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Enjoy precious one-on-one time with your new baby while sharing the challenges and joys of having two children. Learn fun ways to help foster their growing sibling relationship while enjoying the company of other moms adjusting to this new role. For more information, sibling discount, or to use discount coupon, please contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

New Arrivals - New Moms Support Group - Ages 0-3 months, with adult - Winter 15

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 03/11/2015, End Date: 04/29/2015, Time: 12:00 PM-1:30 PM

Share the journey of motherhood with other new moms in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment. This class covers topics such as soothing your baby, infant sleep patterns, tummy time, new roles and relationships, and includes interactive activities such as infant massage, finger plays and songs. For more information, sibling discount, or to use discount coupon, please contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009. Instructor: Liz Katzman

Teen Theater Cabaret - Ages 13-17 yrs - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 03/15/2015, End Date: 05/17/2015, Time: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

(Ages: 13-17 yrs) A fantastic opportunity to perform selections from some of the hottest Broadway musicals including Rent, Wicked, Urinetown, Into the Woods and more! Under the direction of theater professionals teens will learn about acting through song and explore how to interpret and connect to the lyrics to tell the story. While preparing for the cabaret teens will get professional vocal, acting and dance training from our talented staff in a supportive environment. Teens will enhance their stage presence and increase their comfort level when performing in front of an audience. The program will culminate in a final cabaret performance for friends and family. Sundays, March 15 - May 17th 4:30-6pm Cabaret Performance: Sunday, May 17th at 7pm For more information, please contact 617-558-6486.

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Spotlight

Spring classes for children and adults begin week of April 6. Registration is now open.  Search easy-to-use digital catalog for children's classes and register online >> Or, search classes and programs page for Adult classes. 

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