August 28, 2015 / 13th of Elul, 5775
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The Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston’s contributions to Jewish life can be found in a range of communities and settings: at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC campus in Newton; in the MetroWest and South Area communities through our offices in Sharon and Framingham; in our day sports camps and Kaleidoscope Creative Arts & Science Camp in Newton; at JCC Grossman Camp on the Westwood/Dover line; at JCC Camp Kingswood overnight camp in Bridgton, Maine; at our Early Learning Centers in Brookline, Hingham, Newton, Sharon, and Wayland; at the Leventhal-Sidman and JCC Clearbrook (Framingham) outdoor pools; and online at bostonjcc.org.

We proudly partner with a wide range of Jewish and other communal organizations, including local synagogues, Jewish Family Service of Metrowest, Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Boston, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, and Hebrew SeniorLife, to deliver a wide range of programs and services, including health and wellness, holiday celebrations and special events, enrichment classes, cultural and performing arts, and other programs for individuals and families of all ages and abilities. Our doors and our hearts are open to everyone.

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Our Events

  • Thursday, September 10
    5:00pm – 7:00pm
    Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Arlington map
    The JCC Early Parenting Program will hold an open house at Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center (284 Broadway Avenue) in Arlington with partners Yak Academy and Happy, Healthy Kids on Thursday, September 10 from 5-7pm. Participants will enjoy drawings for prizes and discounts, demo... Read More
  • Wednesday, September 16 7:00am
    Wednesday, December 16 8:00am
    Leventhal Sidman JCC, Newton map
    • $230.00 Cost
    • $200.00 JCC member cost
    The Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton will offer an 11-week beginner level personal training class on Wednesdays, beginning September 16, from 7-8am. Participants will learn proper form for various exercises and why each exercise is important to one’s... Read More
  • Wednesday, September 16 5:00pm
    Wednesday, December 16 8:15pm
    Leventhal Sidman JCC, Newton map
    Registration has begun for the Fall JCC Karishim Swim Team at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC in Newton. Practices begin September 16. Karishim is a competitive swim team open to boys and girls ages 6-18. Self-esteem, teamwork and sportsmanship are emphasized. Swimmers participate in US Swimming League... Read More
  • Thursday, September 17 8:30am
    Thursday, December 17 9:20am
    Leventhal Sidman JCC, Newton map
    • $275.00 Cost
    • $235.00 JCC member cost
    The Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton will offer a 13-week Men’s Pilates class on Thursdays, September 17-December 17 from 8:30-9:20am. The class is beneficial for men whose workouts typically emphasize a part-by-part approach to muscular development.... Read More
  • Saturday, September 26 6:00pm
    Saturday, December 12 9:00pm
    Leventhal Sidman JCC, Newton map
    • $160.00 Cost
    • $120.00 JCC member cost
    Enjoy social group activities with other adults (ages 40+ years) with intellectual or developmental disabilities at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton. Participants will meet one Saturday evening per month from September 2015 through June 2016 to engage... Read More
  • Sunday, September 27
    10:00am – 11:30am
    Whittmore-Robbins House lawn, Arlington map
    • $20.00 Cost per family
    Register HereRegistration closes on September 24
    Gather with other families for a Jewish holiday celebration of Sukkot at Whittemore-Robins House Lawn (700 Massachusetts Avenue) in Arlington on Sunday, September 27 from 10-11:30am. Particpants will weave a communal “sukkah” (temporary dwelling) together as a symbol of the Sukkot holiday. Kids... Read More
  • Sunday, September 27
    1:00pm – 5:00pm
    Leventhal Sidman JCC, Newton map
    • $160.00 Cost
    • $120.00 JCC member cost
    Enjoy social group activities with other young adults (ages 18-30 years) with intellectual or developmental disabilities at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton. Participants will meet one Sunday afternoon per month from September 2015 through June 2016 to... Read More
  • Sunday, September 27
    3:00pm – 4:30pm
    Temple Sinai, Sharon map
    • $20.00 Cost per family
    • $5.00 Walk-ins additional
    Celebrate Sukkot with a fun Harvest-themed party and kid-friendly pony rides at Temple Sinai (25 Canton Street) in Sharon on Sunday, September 27 from 3:00-4:30pm. . Make your own incredible edible sukkah (booth) to remind us of the temporary shelters built by Jews who were wandering in the... Read More
  • Tuesday, September 29 2:00pm
    Tuesday, December 8 3:00pm
    Leventhal Sidman JCC, Newton map
    • $100.00 Cost per 10 week session
    Exercise and movement classes and a support group for people with Parkinson’s and their care partners are now available at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton. The JCC and the Movement Disorder Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are partnering... Read More
  • Wednesday, September 30 3:30pm
    Wednesday, November 4 4:15pm
    Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Arlington map
    • $135.00 Cost
    Children ages 4-6 years will learn basic engineering concepts using DUPLOs in a six-week preschool class held at Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center (284 Broadway) in Arlington on Wednesdays, September 30-November 4 from 3:30-4:15pm. This class is perfect for the young builder with tiny... Read More

Our Blogs

  • The JCC Boston Diller Teen Fellows hosted Boston Teens Stand With Israel on Thursday, July 31. To compensate for their postponed seminar to Israel this summer and to demonstrate their solidarity with Israel, the teens decided to host an active, teen-specific gathering called #BostonTeensStandWithIsrael. Please check out their blogpost to see photos and more information. http://bostondillerteenfellows.blogspot.com/2014/08/boston-teens-stand-for-israel.html

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  • On August 8th, I came back from Israel for the third time after having traveled there with the JCC Boston Diller Teen Fellowship program. The Diller program is a 15-month pluralistic, national, youth leadership fellowship currently available in 16 North America and Israel communities and coordinated locally through the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston. Diller partners fellows from eight cities in North America with those from eight cities in Israel to focus on Jewish identity, leadershi...

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  • Here is an inspirational note we received from a JCC member:

    Thank you for the personal get well wishes and cards I have been receiving as I recover from quadruple coronary artery bypass surgery, which I had on April 17.
     
    Thanks in large part to the digital feedback I received the week of April 8 from the elliptical machine I was using at the JCC, I narrowly avoided a certain heart attack and perhaps graver consequences.  
     
    Most mornings I work out for 45 minutes on the ellipt...

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  • I am Judy Pearl and I am the Director of Special Needs Services for the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston. On Sunday, April 21, I took a group of 20 adults with varying abilities to Rubin’s Kosher Deli in Brookline.  

    Among the eager diners were two individuals who use large electric wheelchairs for mobility. They are unable to speak so they used their loud, energetic voices to utter their joy at being able to enjoy a meal at a local restaurant. Everyone was very excited...

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  • Since the goal of Jewish Disability Awareness Month (JDAM) is to raise awareness and educate the community, we wanted to let you in on a well-kept secret: For the past 15 years or so, some members of the Special Needs Professional Committee and a few community volunteers have been working on the K’Sharim Committee. The mission of K’Sharim is to connect people with disabilities to Jewish life. K’Sharim works with synagogues in the Greater Boston area to provide inclusive pro...

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  • created at: 2013-02-07

    The Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston provides a wide range of programs and services for children, teens and adults with different abilities. Some of the classes include adapted aquatics, social skills groups, activity groups, yoga and much more. The following is a story about the impact our programs have on young participants.

    Six-year-old Joshua (not his real name) participates in swimming lessons and the Fun & Games class through the JCC. Both programs are extrem...

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  • It’s time for some post-election humor. Everyone could use a laugh regardless of how your candidate fared. Election Madness at the JCC this Sunday is the perfect post-Election elixir.

    Comedians Jimmy Tingle and Barry Weintraub will skewer the election results in a show called Election Madness on Saturday, November 10 (8pm) at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center in Newton.  Jimmy Tingle is regarded as one of the top social and political humorists in America. He works as a stan...

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  • created at: 2012-10-31

    November is Tzedakah month at the PJ Library®

    (Tzedakah—or justice in Hebrew—generally refers to charity of deeds, money and words and helping others.)

    During the coming month, PJ Library members with children ages three and older will find a gift of a tzedakah box in their monthly PJ Library envelope. The sturdy foldable cardboard tzedakah box comes with colorful stickers for decorating.

     

    Along with the tzedakah box, PJ Library founder Harold Grinspoon ...

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  • created at: 2012-10-24

    For comedian and Saturday Night Live Weekend Update anchor Seth Meyers, this political season has provided a bonanza of material. For the past six seasons on SNL, Meyers has lampooned top news stories as head writer and sole Weekend Update anchor. he also headlined the 2011 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner to rave reviews.

    As an actor, writer and comedian, Meyers will bring his creative genius and unique brand of humor to the 9th Annual JCC Winter Benefit...

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  • This fall, the JCC is dedicated to help people RESET...to find a healthier and happier path for themselves and their families in the new year. Our innovative programming supports participants getting physically engaged, creatively inspired and intellectually stimulated. It reflects a contemporary approach to a long held Jewish value that is at the heart of the Holy Day of Rosh Hashana.

    Rosh Hashana, often translated as the “Jewish New Year” literally means the “head or start of...

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