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The J is a place for kids in kindergarten through grade 6 to meet new friends from other schools, make memories and build community.

What We Offer

  • Discover new interests and hobbies
  • Create using your body and mind
  • Connect With friends while disconnecting from the day
  • Build confidence and expand strengths
  • Play with friends new and old

After School Care

Give your kids a chance to unwind after in-school learning at The J with a variety of activities including arts and crafts, games, gym time and even homework help. Children can attend any number of days per week. Free transportation is available from Beachwood City Schools, Orange City School District and Gross Schechter Day School. Escorted walks from Fuchs Mizrachi and Mandel Jewish Day School.

After School Add-on Activities

Discover a new talent. Learn a new sport. Find new hobbies. The J’s engaging, hands-on and active classes and one-day workshops have included cooking, sports, arts and crafts, science and more.

 

School’s Out and Vacation Camp

The J’s full-day programs are offered for Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring and Passover breaks, and when school is out for Election Day, MLK Jr. Day and Presidents Day.

 

Kids Night Out Programs

Kids ages 5-12 will enjoy fun themed Saturday night parties complete with games, snacks and entertainment.

 

 

Snow Day Insurance

When the Cleveland winter weather kicks in, The J is here when school is closed due to inclement weather. Kids will stay busy with projects, games, gym activities and swimming in The J’s indoor pool.

 

Featured Classes

Camps, K-12

08/08/2024 - 08/12/2024

An overnight vacation for adults with disabilities at Camp Wise in Chardon, Ohio.

An overnight vacation at Camp Wise for adults with disabilities. Experience Shabbat on our wooded property, sleep in cabins and meet new friends. Participants will enjoy campfire cooking, music and song sessions, sports, arts and crafts, lake activities, swimming, ropes course and more.

08/16/2024 - 08/18/2024

08/25/2024 - 08/25/2024

Camps

08/24/2024 - 08/24/2024

Relax, unplug and enjoy a weekend get-away in Chardon, OH just for women.

Whether you need a girls weekend or want to relive your experiences as a Camp Wise camper, this is the program for you. This all-inclusive weekend will leave you refreshed and ready to tackle your day-to-day responsibilities. Relax by the pool, kayak or canoe on our prive lake, try the ropes course, or get a massage. Full weekend or Saturday only options available.

Camps

08/23/2024 - 08/25/2024

Relax, unplug and enjoy a weekend get-away in Chardon, OH just for women.

Whether you need a girls weekend or want to relive your experiences as a Camp Wise camper, this is the program for you. This all-inclusive weekend will leave you refreshed and ready to tackle your day-to-day responsibilities. Relax by the pool, kayak or canoe on our prive lake, try the ropes course, or get a massage. Full weekend or Saturday only options available.

06/11/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camps, K-12

07/10/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

06/11/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

06/11/2024 - 07/31/2024

One-way transportation fee for campers riding a bus to Camp Wise.

Columbus and Toledo Campers choose between One Way Transportation and Round Trip Transportation for Camp Wise,

06/11/2024 - 07/31/2024

Round-trip transportation fee for campers riding a bus to Camp Wise.

Columbus and Toledo Campers choose between One Way Transportation and Round Trip Transportation for Camp Wise,

Arts & Ideas

07/23/2024 - 07/23/2024

A free introductory class for adults covering computer security and online safety.

Arts & Ideas

08/30/2024 - 08/30/2024

A fast-paced, mind aerobics class designed to rev up your brain while promoting lifelong learning.

Arts & Ideas

07/26/2024 - 07/26/2024

A fast-paced, mind aerobics class designed to rev up your brain while promoting lifelong learning.

Camps, K-12

08/09/2024 - 08/11/2024

A family overnight vacation at Camp Wise for all ages. Enjoy all of the activities offered during our summer camps including lake activities, sports, climing tower and Shabbat and Havdalah programs.

Escape to camp for the weekend and experience what the summer Camp Wise campers rave about. Families of all ages will sleep in cabins and enjoy Shabbat and Havdalah programs. Activities include archery, mountain biking, tennis, swimming and lake fun, climbing tower, tie-dying and more.

Camps, K-12

08/09/2024 - 08/11/2024

A family overnight vacation at Camp Wise for all ages. Enjoy all of the activities offered during our summer camps including lake activities, sports, climing tower and Shabbat and Havdalah programs.

Escape to camp for the weekend and experience what the summer Camp Wise campers rave about. Families of all ages will sleep in cabins and enjoy Shabbat and Havdalah programs. Activities include archery, mountain biking, tennis, swimming and lake fun, climbing tower, tie-dying and more.

Camps, K-12

08/09/2024 - 08/11/2024

A family overnight vacation at Camp Wise for all ages. Enjoy all of the activities offered during our summer camps including lake activities, sports, climing tower and Shabbat and Havdalah programs.

Escape to camp for the weekend and experience what the summer Camp Wise campers rave about. Families of all ages will sleep in cabins and enjoy Shabbat and Havdalah programs. Activities include archery, mountain biking, tennis, swimming and lake fun, climbing tower, tie-dying and more.

Camps, K-12

08/09/2024 - 08/11/2024

A family overnight vacation at Camp Wise for all ages. Enjoy all of the activities offered during our summer camps including lake activities, sports, climing tower and Shabbat and Havdalah programs.

Escape to camp for the weekend and experience what the summer Camp Wise campers rave about. Families of all ages will sleep in cabins and enjoy Shabbat and Havdalah programs. Activities include archery, mountain biking, tennis, swimming and lake fun, climbing tower, tie-dying and more.

06/17/2024 - 07/17/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Fitness

08/11/2024 - 08/25/2024

Learn the game of pickleball in this three-class session.

This class is for people who are new to pickleball, would like to learn the rules, develop a good foundation and skill set, and benefit from instruction and coaching to develop their skills and learn the game.

K-12

08/26/2024 - 06/13/2025

Wind down after school with activities, homework help and friends.

Kids ages K-6 enjoy a variety of activities including basketball and tag in The J's gymnasium, playing games with friends, or creating art projects. It's the perfect place to wind down from the school day, get homework help, and get recharged for family time.

Camps, K-12

07/01/2024 - 07/07/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

07/01/2024 - 07/07/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

07/01/2024 - 07/07/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Arts & Ideas

07/31/2024 - 07/31/2024

A class that provides practical tips and tricks for remembering people’s names.

Arts & Ideas

08/19/2024 - 08/19/2024

Learn how memories are stored in your brain and practical strategies to maintain or improve your memory as you age.

Arts & Ideas

07/18/2024 - 07/18/2024

A free introductory class for adults covering internet browsing, social media, emailing and streaming.

06/11/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camps, K-12

07/10/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

06/11/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

06/11/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camps, K-12

07/10/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

06/11/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Fitness

08/11/2024 - 08/25/2024

Develop and progress your current pickleball skill set and learn doubles strategy.

This class is for newer players who have recently completed the Intro to Pickleball program, or are new to the game with limited play experience. Participants should have a general understanding of the basic skills and rules, and would like additional instruction and coaching to develop and progress their current skill set and better understand doubles strategy.

Fitness

07/28/2024 - 07/28/2024

Learn advanced strategic pickleball play and raise your skill level.

This one-day clinic is for people who have been playing pickleball, are a 3.0 level or higher, and would like additional instruction and coaching to enhance their skill set and learn more advanced strategic play to raise their skill level for recreational and/or competitive play.y.

08/03/2024 - 08/04/2024

Email emiller@mandeljcc.org with questions or audition tapes.

Join us for Playmakers Youth Theatre's annual 24 Hour Musical, the highlight of the summer! Open to 8th graders-young adults, this one-of-a-kind musical theatre production experience is something you don't want to miss. How does it work? You audition, but the show is a mystery to you until you arrive for kick-off at 10 pm on Saturday, August 3. The rehearsal process begins with a reveal to the cast, who then rehearse overnight (that's the 24 hour part!). Led by Director Emma Miller, Music Director Eric Golovan, Choreographer Adri Powell-Lawrence, and Assistant Director Liza Kammer. The curtain rises at 7 pm on Sunday, August 4.

06/16/2024 - 07/21/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

06/16/2024 - 07/21/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camps, K-12

07/10/2024 - 07/21/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Early Childhood, Jewish Life, K-12

08/02/2024 - 08/02/2024

Bring a picnic dinner and join The J for a Shabbat celebration at Preston's H.O.P.E.

06/11/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camps, K-12

07/10/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

06/11/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

06/06/2024 - 07/31/2024

Camp Wise is an overnight experience for kids in grades 2-12 in Chardon, Ohio. It's a place where every camper can be themselves, learn new things and be accepted.

Arts & Ideas

07/25/2024 - 07/25/2024

A free introductory class for adults covering video chatting, FaceTime, and sharing photos and videos.

Early Childhood

07/15/2024 - 08/05/2024

An early childhood class with sensory play, creative movement, songs, stories and weekly themes.

Morah Dana and Morah Maria lead this engaging class for children ages five and under with their caregivers. With new themes each week, the class integrates sensory play, creative movement, songs and stories.

Arts & Ideas

08/14/2024 - 08/14/2024

Learn about the latest brain-related issues making headlines and explore the intersection of neuroscience and current events.

J-Kids Leadership

 
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