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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: 09/18/2013, End Date: 09/10/2014, Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 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 617-558-6484.   Full day programs planned from September 18, 2013 to June 11, 2014. Summer semester program begins on June 18, 2014 and is limited to the use of all indoor PE facilities.

Wednesdays at the JCC for Senior Adults - Yearly Couple

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/18/2013, End Date: 09/10/2014, Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 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 617-558-6484.   Full day programs planned from September 18, 2013 to June 11, 2014. Summer semester program begins on June 18, 2014 and is limited to the use of all indoor PE facilities.

Reader's Choice - Adults

LSJCC, Start Date: 10/15/2013, End Date: 05/06/2014, Time: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Reading selections will be chosen by the group. Please come to first meeting having read the book The Art Forger by Barbara Shapiro.

Special Needs Classes

Newton area, South area, Brookline and Metrowest, Throughout the year

The following is a listing of all JCC classes for participants with special needs. All classes take place in Newton except where indicated. Please contact inclusion@jccgb.org or 617-558-6508 to learn about dates, times and fees.

Special needs classes for children and teens:

Fun and Games (South Area)
Adapted Aquatics(Newton and South Area)
Mini Sports
Get In Shape
Just Dance
Teen Activity Group

Special needs classes for adults:
Adult Adapted Aquatics
Gentle Yoga
Saturday Night Out
Tikvah (Brookline)
Young Adult Social Group
Adult Social Group (Newton, Metrowest)
Adult Activity Group (Metrowest and South Area)
Mass Self Advocates (Brookline)
Friends Drop-in (Brookline)

Wednesdays at the JCC (LSJCC/Newton) - Seniors - Spring Individual

LSJCC, Start Date: 03/19/2014, End Date: 06/11/2014, 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 (10-11am) the Friday 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.   Begins Wednesday, March 19th (10am-3pm)

Wednesdays at the JCC (LSJCC/Newton) - Seniors - Spring Couple

LSJCC, Start Date: 03/19/2014, End Date: 06/11/2014, 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 (10-11am) the Friday 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.   Begins Wednesday, March 19th (10am-3pm)

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

LSJCC, Start Date: 03/26/2014, End Date: 06/04/2014, Time: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

This fun class will focus on play time for baby while incorporating education and support for the parent/caregiver. Led by a former Isis Parenting Instructor, regular routines with song, baby sign language, parachute play and story time are combined with varied weekly activities that highlight development. Each baby’s unique pace is considered and caregivers gain insights as to how their baby learns. The babies’ self confidence and curiosity are fostered as caregivers learn about child development while connecting with others. Instructor: Kristen Carhart - Kristen comes to the JCC from Isis Parenting, with fifteen years’ experience working with young families. She has worked as a Preschool Teacher, Child Development Educator, and Pediatric Sleep Consultant. She holds degrees in Education and Psychology, and has EEC teaching certification. She is the parent of 2 young children.

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

LSJCC, Thursdays, March 27-May 1, 2014 (9:30-11am)

Come share the journey of motherhood with other new moms in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment. Led by a former Isis Parenting Instructor, the 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. Spend quality time with your baby and build a community of support and friendship to sustain you along your way! Instructor: Liz Katzman - Liz has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work and has worked in all types of settings with families and young children. Liz taught classes at Isis Parenting and led mom’s groups for Jewish Family and Children’s Services for the last six years. She also works as a NICU social worker at a local hospital. Liz has two elementary school age boys who teach her something new every day about being a mom!

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

LSJCC, Start Date: 03/29/2014, End Date: 06/07/2014, Time: 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

This fun class will focus on play time for baby while incorporating education and support for the parent/caregiver. Led by a former Isis Parenting Instructor, regular routines with song, baby sign language, parachute play and story time are combined with varied weekly activities that highlight development. Each baby’s unique pace is considered and caregivers gain insights as to how their baby learns. The babies’ self confidence and curiosity are fostered as caregivers learn about child development while connecting with others. Instructor: Kristen Carhart - Kristen comes to the JCC from Isis Parenting, with fifteen years’ experience working with young families. She has worked as a Preschool Teacher, Child Development Educator, and Pediatric Sleep Consultant. She holds degrees in Education and Psychology, and has EEC teaching certification. She is the parent of 2 young children.

Baby and Breastfeeding Weekly Drop-In

Leventhal-Sideman JCC, Mondays, beginning March 31, 2014 (10:30-11:30)

Designed for new moms
This weekly drop-in will provide friendly and stress free support for you and your new baby.  You will be able to freely ask questions about infant feeding, pumping, soothing, sleeping patterns and more in this informal setting.  A great place to meet other mothers in similar circumstances, to learn from each other and to feel supported.  Facilitated by a certified IBCLC specialist. 
 
Melanie Venuti, IBCLC, RLC, CHBE, certified lactation specialist, will also be available for individual consultions. 

Lactation Consult - Meet individually with a professional breastfeeding specialist trained to teach mothers how to feed their baby. During this consult you will receive hands-on assistance with your breastfeeding problems, such as latching difficulties, painful nursing, low milk production, low weight gain, pumping, just to name a few. Includes a care plan and follow up via phone and email. 75 Minute in office consult. Partners welcome!

Consults available by appointment on Mondays, Noon-1:15.  Call to inquire regarding other time slots.
Cost:  $115; JCC Members:  $100
Cost for Multiples:  $145; JCC Members:  $130

To schedule, contact earlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-558-6485
 
Bio: Melanie Venuti, IBCLC, RLC, CHBE
Melanie has been working in the maternal and child health field for many years beginning in pediatric nutrition where she developed a passion for breastfeeding support and parental education. Her focus is breastfeeding consultations, prenatal breastfeeding education, and family support. She is also a certified Happiest Baby on the Block educator, teaching the soothing techniques of Dr. Harvey Karp. 

For more information, call 617-558-6485 or earlyparenting@jccgb.org.

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Spotlight

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Two famed improv groups go toe-to-toe in an evening of hilarious sketch comedy. Featuring Boston's Improv Asylum and New York's Upright Citizens Brigade. Who's funnier - Boston or New York? You be the judge.

Leventhal-Sidman JCC