July 4, 2015 / 17th of Tamuz, 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

  • Tuesday, July 7 9:15am
    Thursday, August 27 10:00am
    Leventhal Sidman JCC, Newton map
    • $18.00 Cost per class
    • $15.00 JCC member cost per class
    A summer outdoor boot camp class will take place at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street, Newton) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:15-10am beginning July 7. Boot Camp is an energetic cardio and strength training workout that burns calories, builds strength and... Read More
  • Thursday, July 9 10:00am
    Thursday, August 13 12:30pm
    Temple Beth Avodah, Newton map
    • $70.00 Cost
    • $65.00 JCC member cost
    Learn about Robert Frost, current events, nutrition, Jewish genealogy, and Jews on the American stage and TV at a six-week adult education series. Explorations: Adult Learning and Enrichment, a program of the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston, will be held at Temple Beth Avodah (45... Read More
  • Sunday, July 12 9:00am
    Wednesday, July 15 7:00pm
    Leventhal Sidman JCC, Newton map
    • $895.00 Cost
    • $845.00 JCC member cost
    • $200.00 Single supplement
    Join the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center on a three-night trip to the Berkshires from Sunday-Wednesday, July 12-15. Take in a Boston Pops concert at Tanglewood (conducted by Ludovic Morlot, featuring Pinchas Zukerman, violinist), a Berkshire Theatre performance of the Tony Award winning... Read More
  • Saturday, July 18
    4:30pm – 7:00pm
    Nantasket Beach, Hull map
    Relax at one of the area’s most beautiful beaches and celebrate Havdalah with other families at Nantasket Beach (213 Nantasket Avenue) in Hull on Saturday, July 18 from 4:30-7pm. Enjoy a family picnic dinner, beach fun and Havdalah ceremony marking the end of Shabbat. Pack a picnic dinner for... Read More
  • Monday, July 27
    9:00am – 4:00pm
    Leventhal Sidman JCC, Newton map
    Price TBD
    Registration Closed
    Save $300 this summer! Save $100 when you register for two or more weeks of JCC Kaleidoscope Camp beginning July 27 or later AND save $200 when you join the JCC Outdoor Pool for the month of August. Offers valid only when you combine Kaleidoscope with Outdoor Pool. Transportation for camp... Read More
  • Saturday, October 24
    6:00pm – 9:00pm
    At the home of Irina and Mark Barrocas, Brookline map
    Price TBD
    More details coming soon. For more information, please contact Rachel Smoller at (617)558-6472 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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