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Family Programs & Events


JANUARY

Aleph Bet and Me
Come join us for songs, rhymes, movement, and stories in Hebrew with your little ones. Instructed by Ianina Dana, a Licensed Social Worker (LSW). Ianina uses rhymes, books, and songs to communicate with kids and teach them Hebrew in an interactive environment.
When: First & Third Wednesdays of each month • 10-10:30 AM
Where: Family Place
Fee: Free and open to the community!


Conscious Discipline Chat 
Do you find yourself getting frustrated with your child? Are you looking for help with behavioral issues? Bring your most pressing parenting questions to an informal conversation where Parent Educator, Joan Morgenstern, and Assistant Director of Early Childhood Services, Liza Adams, will provide you with support and guidance. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. 

Who: Parents & Caregivers with young children (Mandel JCC members, Family Place Members, Early Childhood Families)
When: Wednesday, January 29 • 8-9 AM
Where: Mandel JCC, Family Place
Fee: FREE
Register: Contact Liza Adams: Ladams@mandeljcc.org
(216) 831- 0700 ext 1387

 


FEBRUARY

Jitterbugs at The J
For families with children ages 6 months to 18 months old Celebrate the joy of moving with your baby! Class incorporates stretching to nursery rhymes, movement games, discovery time with a prop and socialization with others. Open to the community.

When: Sunday, February 2 • 6 -12 months: 11-11:45 am & 12 -18 months: 10-10:45 am
Where: Mandel JCC, Family Place
Fee: $10/family
Questions? Contact Liza at Ladams@mandeljcc.org


 

Inflatable Party
Have a blast playing on the giant inflatable slide, bouncing in the bounce house and other fun gym activities. This is a great way for families to get to know each other better. There will be a bounce house, an inflatable slide, basketball hoops, ring toss and more.

When: Sunday, February 2 • 9:30-11am
Where: Mandel JCC Gym, Court A
Fee: FREE
Register: Kathy Newman: knewman@mandeljcc.org


J-Family Art
Explore snow images with your family using two types of artistic styles. Snow images will be created using shaving cream and cut- outs. Art supplies are provided.

Who: Open to all families with children ages 2-6 years old

When: Sunday, February 23 • 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Where: Mandel JCC, Multipurpose Room 1
Fee: Members - $5/ Family • Community - $10/ Family
Questions? Contact Liza at Ladams@mandeljcc.org



MARCH
 
 

J-Family Day - Purim
Explore Jewish holidays and themes in a fun, hands-on and meaningful way with The J's Early Childhood Staff. Free and open to the community.
Who:
Families with children birth to Pre-K
When:
Sunday, March 1 • 9:45 - 11 am
Where:
Mandel JCC Family Place
Fee:
Free


Jewish Holiday Crash Course for Young Families led by Rabbi Michael Unger
This workshop will help get you and your little ones ready for the festivals and will provide you with more background information. The focus will be on the seasonal holidays.Explore the meaning of the holidays, enjoy activities for children and families for the holidays and learn about foods/recipes you can make for and with your kids! Bring your questions and Rabbi Ungar will have the answers!

When: March 30 • 8:30-9:30am
Where: Mandel JCC, Mandel Community Room
Who: The J’s Early Childhood program parents and Family Place members
Cost: Free

Register or RSVP: email Liza Adams at ladams@mandeljcc.org


Squats and Tots 
A play-based way for tots and their parents/ caregivers to work out and have fun at the same time! This fast- paced class will have you dancing, squatting, planking, laughing and sweating. Open to the community.

Who: Families with children ages 1-3 years olds
When: Sundays, March 8 - May 17 • 10-11 am

Where: Mandel JCC, Multipurpose Room
Fee: $105 for all six classes 
Questions? Contact Liza at Ladams@mandeljcc.org

J-Family Yoga
Yoga and fun for the entire family! Open to the community. 
Who:  Families with children Birth - Pre-K
When: Sunday, March 29 • 10 - 11 am 
Where: Mandel JCC Ante Room
Fee: Members: $5/Family • Community: $10/Family
Questions? Contact Liza at Ladams@mandeljcc.org


APRIL

J-Family Dance with Maria Hanley
Come show off your dance moves all while exploring creative movement with your family! Open to the community.

When: Sun, April 19 • 10-11 am
Where: Mandel JCC, Family Place
Who: Members: $5/family • Community: $10/family
Questions? Contact Liza at Ladams@mandeljcc.org


MAY

Havdalah Celebration 
Havdalah celebration including music by Jesse Jukebox. Open to the community!

When: Saturday, May 2 • 4:30-6:30 pm
Where: Mandel JCC Safran Park Shelter 1 (adjacent to the outdoor pool)
Fee: FREE
 


Squats and Tots 
A play-based way for tots and their parents/ caregivers to work out and have fun at the same time! This fast- paced class will have you dancing, squatting, planking, laughing and sweating. Open to the community.

Who: Families with children ages 1-3 years olds
When: Sundays, May 10 - May 17 • 10-11 am

Where: Mandel JCC, Multipurpose Room
Fee: $105 for all six classes 
Questions? Contact Liza at Ladams@mandeljcc.org

 

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