In this time of constant change, we wish you and your loved ones a year filled with health, happiness and growth. JCC Greater Boston is here for you and your family during this unprecedented time. We know many families will not be together in person for the holidays this year. Here are some activities and recipes to help mark the holidays in new and special ways.
Shana Tova,
Your friends at JCC Greater Boston


Mark Sokoll
Mark Sokoll
A Holiday Message from JCC Greater Boston CEO/ President

Dear Friends, 

When Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, arrives this weekend we will wish each other “a happy and healthy new year,” just like we do every year. This year, it will feel different. In past years, each of us may have been concerned about the health of a beloved family member or friend. At the start of 5781, however, our health here and for millions around the globe, and the health and vitality of so much that we cherish, has never felt so fragile, so vulnerable and should not for a moment be taken for granted.

The upcoming holidays remind each of us to never desist from recognizing our blessings and expressing our gratitude. There is so much we are grateful for at JCC Greater Boston... see more.

Rosh Hashanah

L'Shana Tova! Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with these helpful, fun and tasty resources.

Create Connection

with Acts of Loving Kindness

Here's an activity we hope will help you feel connected, even when you are apart. 
Supplies: Rocks, Paint, Paintbrushes
Instructions: Paint your rocks with a New Year’s hope, wish or intention. Decorate with lots of colors. Place your rocks for family and friends to find. Celebrate shared moments over the holidays.
This craft was part of the Boston(ON) Summer C.A.R.E. Crate. Thanks to CJP, JCC Greater Boston and generous donors, 300 families from all over Greater Boston shared special summer moments, together. 

Growing Community, Together

September 25
Gather and meet other families for a socially distanced circle time with Shabbat and New Year-themed stories and songs. Bring your own blanket...
October 2

Gather and meet other families for a socially distanced circle time with Shabbat and Sukkot-themed stories and songs. Bring your own blanket....

October 4

Follow a PJ Library Sukkot story on placards as you take a gentle hike through Arlington's Menotomy Rocks Park. Stop to hang Sukkot decor in the...

October 4

Celebrate the harvest holiday of Sukkot. Gather for an engaging Sukkot story and craft and then take a self-guided nature scavenger hunt. Search...

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Age-appropriate topics include Jewish holidays, folktales, values, and traditions.

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