Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
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.
Sunday, December 2110:00am – 11:30amTumble-N-Twist Gymnastics Center, Stoughton map
Celebrate the joy and lights of Chanukah at this interactive gymnastics party at Tumble-N-Twist Gymnastics Center (808 West Street) in Stoughton on Sunday, December 21 from 10-11:30am. Enjoy games and activities for little tumblers, dance and sing to some holiday music, flip some latkes, create a... Read More
- $20.00 Cost per family
- $5.00 Walk-ins additional
Sunday, December 213:00pm – 5:00pmOur World Global Discovery Museum , Cohasset map
Celebrate the joy of Chanukah with other local families at Our World Global Discovery Museum (100 Sohier Street) in Cohasset on Sunday, December 21 from 3-5pm. Participants will sing songs, dance, light the menorah, do holiday crafts, and taste delicious Chanukah snacks. Geared for families with... Read More
- $20.00 Cost per family
- $5.00 Walk-ins additional
Wednesday, January 711:00am – 12:30pmPanera Bread, Cambridge mapFREEMeet other parents with babies over coffee and casual conversation at Panera Bread (5 White Street, Porter Square Shopping Center) in Cambridge on the first Wednesday of each month from 11am-12:30pm. Share information and learn about programs and services in your area from Jewish Community Center... Read MoreOther dates for Welcome Baby! Meetups:
Sunday, January 118:00am – 11:00amFREEA large-scale Zumba group fitness class with a DJ and boot camp class with more than ten stations are part of a free fitness open house at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Sunday, January 11. The Zumba class will be held from 8-8:45am and... Read More
Sunday, January 11 4:30pmSunday, February 8 6:00pm
Children ages 5-10 will learn the rules of the game, ball handling, passing, shooting and defense at a five-week basketball clinic at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton. Led by recreation specialist Pete Sylvester, the clinic will take place on Sundays,... Read More
- $140.00 Cost for all 5 clinics
- $90.00 JCC member cost for all 5 clinics
Thursday, January 157:30pm – 9:00pm
Two esteemed writers – a New York Times bestselling author and a Boston Globe sports reporter – face off in a spirited discussion about the National Football League at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Thursday, January 15 at 7:30pm. Author Steve... Read More
- $10.00 Cost
- $8.00 JCC member cost
Monday, June 811:00am – 7:00pmBlue Hill Country Club, Canton map
The Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston will hold its annual fundraising event, Golf Tournament, on Monday, June 8, 2015 (11am) at the Blue Hill Country Club in Canton. Details to come. To learn more about opportunities for tables and tributes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Read More
- $350.00 Individual event ticket
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.htmlRead More
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...Read More
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.Read More
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...
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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 ...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More