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Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston

JCC programs and services in communities north of Boston (Arlington/Cambridge/Somerville and beyond). For information about JCC activities in the Metro North area, contact metronorth@jccgb.org or call 617-841-8009.

Classes and Programs

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Weekly Drop-in Play

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Fridays, October 24, 2014-April 24, 2015 (10-11:30am)

For children ages 6 months to 5 years with adult
Join in a fun weekly playtime. Meet other families over stories, songs, activities and plenty of free play.  Wind down with a warm and interactive welcome to Shabbat. Starts Oct 24 through April.

*This drop-in does not meet on November 28, December 26, or January 2.

For more information, contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-481-8009. To learn about all JCC events in the Metro North, visit bostonjcc.org/metronorth.

Welcome Baby! Meetups

Panera Bread, The first Wednesday of every month.

Parents with babies newborn -1 year
Meet other parents with babies over coffee in a relaxed setting the first Wednesday of each month. Staff from the JCC and JF&CS will welcome you and tell you about resources and upcoming programs.

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

Recycled Art for Tu B’Shevat

A Drop-In Activity

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

For families with children 2 years and older
Tu B’Shevat celebrates the birthday of the trees and our relationship to nature. Drop-in for a cupcake and make a recycled art project to mark the holiday. Use our designs to make a bird feeder or invent your own creation!

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

Ice Skating in Harvard Square

PJ Pioneers Outdoor Club-Active Adventures for the whole family with PJ Library and the JCCs of Greater Boston

The Charles Hotel, Sunday, February 8, 2015 (10am-12pm)

For families with children 3 years and older
Get outdoors without getting out of town. Enjoy an afternoon of ice skating and hot chocolate on tap at the Charles Hotel's kid-friendly rink. The rink provides rental skates and milk crates for balance. Perfect for first time skaters! Look for the JCC staff member with yellow flag.

For more information or in case of inclement weather contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009.

Mom's Night Out: Yoga, Wine and Cheese

Ready, Set, Kids! H2K classroom, Thursday, February 19, 2015 (7:30-9:30pm)

Adults only
Wind down from your day with 75 minutes of “restorative” yoga, and then linger over wine and cheese and grownup conversation! Appropriate for all stages of motherhood, prenatal and beyond.

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

Co-sponsored by the JCC Center for Families and Happy Healthy Kids.


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.

PJ Library Passover: A Family Fun Seder

with the JCCs of Greater Boston and Temple Isaiah

Temple Isaiah, Sunday, March 29, 2015 (10-11:30am)

For families with young children
Celebrate the Jewish journey to freedom at this fun interactive seder filled with singing, movement, crafts and Passover tastings.  This hands-on, whole body Seder will bring Passover’s creative storytelling to life. Co-Sponsored with Temple Isaiah of Lexington.

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


Early Parenting classes now offered at
Ready, Set, Kids!
A Family Enrichment Center
284 Broadway, Arlington
Learn more