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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.

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.

A Fused Glass Seder Plate Workshop

A JCC Interfaith Connections event

Fiamma Glass, Thursday, March 12, 2015

For Interfaith couples/parents, adults only
Add something special to your Seder table this year. Using a variety of colorful glass, create your own unique, fused glass Seder plate. No prior experience necessary. Instruction and kiln fusing provided by Fiamma Glass.  Includes brief talk on history of Jewish glass making, plus light appetizers. Seder plates will be ready for pick up by end of March. 
Space limited.

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 featuring Josh Shriber of Josh and the Jamtones

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.

Getting to Know You - New Moms Support Group - Ages 3-6 months, with adult - Spring 15

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 03/29/2015, End Date: 06/07/2015, Time: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Your baby is now more alert and interactive! Experience new ways to engage your baby through songs, parachute play and other developmentally appropriate activities. The class covers topics such as getting out and about, feeding the family, safety and babyproofing, sleep, and wellness. For more information, sibling discount, or to use discount coupon, please contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009. Instructor: Amy Stahl

Little Movers - Child Development class - Ages 10-15 months, with adult - Spring 15

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 03/31/2015, End Date: 06/09/2015, Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 PM

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 - Spring 15

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 03/31/2015, End Date: 06/09/2015, 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

Bizzy Bees - Child Development class - Ages 16-24 months, with adult - Spring 15

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 04/01/2015, End Date: 06/10/2015, Time: 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

As your toddler begins to move/walk and talk more, this class will have a variety of activity stations designed to help continue to develop fine and gross motor skills and even greater sensory awareness. Discussions will focus on positive discipline, picky eating, sleep, toileting readiness and much more. For more information, sibling discount, or to use discount coupon, please contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009. Instructor: Rachel Oliveri

Bizzy Bees - Child Development class - Ages 16-24 months, with adult - Spring 15

Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Start Date: 04/01/2015, End Date: 06/10/2015, Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

As your toddler begins to move/walk and talk more, this class will have a variety of activity stations designed to help continue to develop fine and gross motor skills and even greater sensory awareness. Discussions will focus on positive discipline, picky eating, sleep, toileting readiness and much more. For more information, sibling discount, or to use discount coupon, please contact metronorth@jccgb.org or 617-841-8009. Instructor: Rachel Oliveri

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NEW LOCATION

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

Spring classes for children and adults begin week of April 6. Registration opens March 9. JCC member registration opens March 2.  Search easy-to-use digital catalog for children's classes and register online >> Or, search below for Adult classes. 

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