Sat, March 2 9:30 am -12 pm: Gym Side One and Both Family Place Rooms will be CLOSED for Mandel JCC/JHUB Young Families special event.
26001 S. Woodland Rd.
Beachwood, OH |
(216) 831-0700
Today's Hours:
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5:30 am - 10 pm
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5:30 am - 8 pm
8 am - 8 pm
Young Family Services

Family Place & Debra Ann November KidSpace

Programs for Families with Children Birth-PreK - Free for Members!

    • Family Place is a drop-in family activity room with lots of toys and games off the main lobby.

    • The Debra Ann November KidSpace Gross Motor Skills Activity Room offers a toddler-sized climbing wall and interactive, indoor climbing equipment that encourages imagination and cooperative play.

    • Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For information, email


Family Place Schedule

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J-Family Day
Explore Jewish holidays and themes in a fun, hands-on and meaningful way with The J's Early Childhood staff.

Who: Families with young children birth to Pre-K
Where: Family Place
March 3 • 9:30-11:30 am
April 7 • 9:30 - 11:30 am

Fee: FREE and open to the community
Please use The J's main entrance. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Guests must show a valid photo ID.
For info and to Register: Holly Bruell • 


Family Yoga
Yoga and fun for the entire family! Family yoga strengthens family connection, brings a little peace to our busy schedules, and benefits our health and well-being in a fun way. Join us for this one hour class that will focus on relaxation techniques, engaging games, partner poses, simple breathing, mindfulness activities, and a relaxing family savasana.
Who: Open to the Community with children Birth - Pre K
When: Sunday, March 17 • 10 AM - 11 AM & 11 AM -12 PM
Where: Mandel JCC Ante Room / Stonehill Auditorium
Fee: Members: Free • Community: $10


NEW! Jitterbugs at the J
Jitterbugs at the J celebrates the joy of moving with your baby! Spend an hour of your Sunday connecting with your little one. Class incorporates stretching to nursery rhymes, age appropriate movement games, discovery time with a prop, and socialization with others! We can't wait to see you and your Jitterbug!
Who: Open to the Community with children 6-18 months
When: Sunday, Feb 24 • 4 - 4:45 PM
Where: Mandel Family Place
Fee: Drop in $10 per class


Aleph Bet & Me
Come join us for songs, rhymes, movement, and stories in Hebrew with your little ones. Following the interactive 30-minute program, you are welcome to stay and play for free at Open Gym with Family Place from 10 AM-12 PM. This program will take place in Hebrew, and is free and open to the community.
Who: Open to the Community with children Birth - Pre K
When: Second Wednesday of the Month • 9:30 - 10AM
Where: Mandel JCC Family Place

Meet Beth Levy, Family Place Coordinator • (216) 831-0700 ext. 1387
Beth Levy is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW). She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Wheaton College in Norton Massachusetts and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago. Working with young children and families is both Beth’s passion and her background. Beth worked with children and teens and their families at Beech Brook Treatment Center and in her own private practice. The last two years she worked as a PJ Library ambassador doing outreach for families with infants and toddlers.  

Beth Levy is no stranger to Family Place. She has led The J’s  new mom and baby group for the past two years.  She brings her experience using art therapy techniques, play therapy and use of creative play to Family Place. Beth has two daughters, ages 2 ½  and 4 ½ years old, who have been Family Place “regulars” since birth. Beth is passionate about The J and Family Place and looks forward to meeting and interacting with our young families and their children and answering questions and providing support.



Maria Hanley, Family Place Summer Specialist
(216) 831-0700 ext. 1387
Maria is an early childhood dance and movement educator specializing in ages 0-6. New to Cleveland, Maria relocated with her family from New York City where she was the creator of the early childhood dance program at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan. Maria also has experience working in several preschool settings and leads dance class for Family Place during the school year. Maria holds a masters in dance education from NYU and is the mom of two young boys. She looks forward to a fun summer program with you and your child!



Family Place Schedule

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Please note: Family Place is closed for cleaning Mon-Thurs, approx. 8 pm and Fridays, approx. 7:30 pm.