Family Fun

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The JCCNS offers programs for families to enjoy together and with community friends. Don’t miss out on some of our latest and greatest family events. There’s truly something for everyone!

​Shabbat Celebration for All Ages


​Welcoming Shabbat is fun for all ages! We invite everyone to join our intergenerational Shabbat celebration with our early childhood friends. Enjoy music with Marcy and we’ll have snacks for adults. Hugs and smiles abound at this feel good community event. Grandchildren not required!

Date: Friday, March 13th
Time: 10:00am-10:15am – Infant Toddler
Time: 10:20am-10:40am – Preschool and Pre-K
Location: W/K

Date: Friday, April 17th, 2020
Time: 10:00am-10:15am – Infant Toddler
Time: 10:20am-10:40am – Preschool and Pre-K
Location: W/K Right

​Kids Jewish Rock Concert with Jon Nelson and his Band


​Join us as Jon Nelson from Temple Emanu-el and his band entertain us with an interactive kid’s rock concert! Come move and groove with your friends to his amazing songs that will have you moving your feet the entire time!

Date: Sunday, April 26th, 2020
Time: 4:30pm–6:00pm
Includes: dairy dinner and yummy treat.
Fee: Free and Open to the Community
RSVP to Heather Greenberg at

​Young Family Shabbat at CSH


​Join a family-friendly Kabbalat Shabbat and Havdalah service with the JCCNS, Temple Sinai, Shirat Hayam , and the PJ Library. Hear a PJ Library Story, sing and dance with the Rabbis and Cantors! Dinner will be served. Free and open to all:

Date: Friday, May 8th at
Shirat Hayam Swampscott
Time: 5:00pm–6:30pm

​Early Childhood Spring Fling

​Parents, while you enjoy a night on the town, your children will be enjoying a night of their own at our Early Childhood Spring Fling! The kids will play games outside, make a special craft, face painting and a special treat that they don’t want to miss – all while they are in the loving care of our early childhood professionals. Space is limited – so sign up early.

Date: Saturday, May 9th, 2020
Time: 5:30pm–8:00pm
Includes: Dinner and a special “make your own treat”!
Fee: $20 per family. Must RSVP by Thursday, May 7th. No Drop-ins. Limited to 30 children.
Ages: 2 through 5/entering Kindergarten
​RSVP to Heather Greenberg at ​

​Lag B’Omer Campfire


​Campfire and lawn games! Kosher marshmallows and potatoes cooked on the fire! Pack a nut-free, meat-free picnic dinner and snacks for your family and join us for some campfire fun.
Please note: this is not a child-care-staffed event.

Date: Monday, May 11th, 2020
Time: 7:00pm–8:30pm
Includes: marshmallows and potatoes!

​Flying High Dogs

​​Join us for a high flying, dynamic, fun, interactive, educational, thrilling family oriented event. Mike Piazza and his 4 fabulous dogs will amaze you! Their four dogs are some of the most athletic high flying dogs in the world! This program is guaranteed to entertain and thrill crowds of all ages! This is a must see! Bring your picnic lunch, blanket or lawn chair to sit on and we’ll provide the treats!

Date: Sunday, May 17th, 2020
Time: 11:00am–1:00pm
Includes: Special Treat, Craft
Fee: $15 per family. RSVP is required in advance for this event.

​RSVP to Heather Greenberg at ​

​Early Childhood Pool Party


​What a better way to spend the day at the end of the year than at our fabulous outdoor pool facility! Hang with your friends and meet some new ones as we play some super fun pool games, dance pool side to your favorite tunes and enjoy a special treat! Pack your favorite lunch and tell all your friends!

Date: Friday, June 19th, 2020
Time: 11:00am–1:00pm
Includes: games, crafts, music and an amazing sweet treat!
Fee: Free and open to the community
​RSVP to Heather Greenberg at ​

​​Open Gym For Young Families


Come to the JCCNS on Sunday mornings and let your little ones climb, jump and play on our indoor gym equipment while letting out some extra winter energy. Bring friends and have fun indoors.

Ages: 1-6 Years
Day: Sundays through 5/22
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Location: JCCNS Gym

JCCNS staff will be available.

​Baby and Me


​​Spend time with other parents/caregivers while your little ones play. Enjoy music, movement, reading, and parenting advice. Perfect for children 3 months to 3 years.

Day: Fridays through 5/29
​Dates: No class ​4/10, 4/24
Time: 10:15am-11:30am
Instructor: TBD
Location: W/KL

​CJP Welcome Baby! Monthly Meet-Ups


The Welcome Baby! initiative is designed to welcome new parents (of babies born or adopted in the last 6 months, with at least one parent identifying as Jewish) to the Jewish community with a home visit, tote bag full of great baby gear, and resources customized to the families’ needs. Contact Jennifer Hockert, North Shore Welcome Baby! Outreach Coordinator at for more information.

Everyone's Welcome

The JCCNS is a non-profit organization supported by active members and generous donors. Please support our community by making your tax-deductible gift today!