April 27, 2015 / 8th of Iyar, 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, April 30
    7:00pm – 9:30pm
    Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center, Arlington map
    • $30.00 Cost
    Wind down from your day with other Moms at Ready, Set, Kids! (284 Broadway) in Arlington on Thursday, April 30 from 7-9:30pm. Enjoy 75 minutes of restorative yoga, cool down with home-made smoothies and learn how to make other yummy nutrition-filled snacks at home for you and your family. Cost is... Read More
  • Saturday, May 2
    8:00pm – 10:00pm
    Leventhal Sidman JCC, Newton map
    • $28.00 Cost
    • $25.00 JCC member cost
    “He’s the world’s most famous Jewish cowboy. Heck, he might be the world’s only Jewish cowboy.” (KUDZOO Magazine, Fall 2014) He’s author, singer, raconteur Kinky Friedman, appearing at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Saturday, May 2 at 8pm.... Read More
  • Sunday, May 3
    10:00am – 11:30am
    Natick Community Organic Farm, Natick map
    • $15.00 Cost per family
    Celebrate Lag B’Omer with PJ Library® and Jewish Family Network at Natick Community Organic Farm (117 Eliot Street) in Natick on Sunday, May 3 from 10-11:30am. Lag B’Omer, a spring holiday, is often marked by outdoor activities, hikes and bonfires. Join other families for this mystical Jewish... Read More
  • Sunday, May 3
    6:30pm – 8:30pm
    Leventhal Sidman JCC, Newton map
    Two information sessions for the JCC Diller Teen Fellowship program will be held on Sunday, May 3 and Thursday, May 21 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton. The Diller Teen Fellows is a national youth leadership program for 10th and 11th... Read More
    Other dates for JCC Boston Diller Teen Fellowship:
  • Friday, May 8
    7:30pm – 9:30pm
    British Beer Company, Walpole map
    Register HereRegistration closes on May 3
    What’s the connection between barley and Lag B’Omer, a little known Jewish holiday? Find out during Shabbat with JCC Interfaith Connections on Friday, May 8 from 7:30-9:30pm at British Beer Company (85 Providence Highway) in Walpole. Enjoy a holiday “tap talk,” Shabbat dinner, and great... Read More
  • Thursday, May 14
    7:30pm – 9:00pm
    Leventhal Sidman JCC, Newton map
    • $22.00 Cost
    • $20.00 JCC member cost
    Best-selling author Jennifer Weiner will discuss her latest novel, All Fall Down, at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Thursday, May 14 at 7:30pm. All Fall Down is the story of a woman’s slide into addiction and struggle to find her way back up again.... Read More
  • Sunday, May 17
    10:00am – 11:30am
    Temple Kol Tikvah, Sharon map
    • $15.00 Cost per family
    • $5.00 Walk-ins additional
    Celebrate Shavuot with PJ Library® at Temple Kol Tikvah (9 Dunbar Street) in Sharon on Sunday, May 17 from 10-11:30am. The upcoming festival of Shavuot marks the day the Torah was given to the Jewish people. It is traditionally celebrated with a dairy meal. Get the scoop at a yogurt parfait party... Read More
  • Tuesday, May 19
    7:30pm – 9:00pm
    Leventhal Sidman JCC, Newton map
    • $18.00 Cost
    • $15.00 JCC member cost
    When ruling on cases, what role does a judge’s personal experience and perspective play in making decisions? Could rulings that change lives or shift policy be affected by the personal histories of those bearing the gavel? How do judges balance their own moral compass while staying true to the... Read More
  • Monday, June 8
    11:00am – 7:00pm
    Blue Hill Country Club, Canton map
    • $350.00 Individual event ticket
    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 development@jccgb.org. Read More
  • Friday, June 12 3:00pm
    Saturday, June 13 2:00pm
    Cardigan Lodge - Appalachian Mountain Club, Alexandria map
    • $199.00 Cost per family
    Join PJ Pioneers on a special overnight nature adventure from Friday, June 12 (3pm) to Saturday, June 13 (2pm) at Cardigan Lodge - Appalachian Mountain Club (774 Shem Valley Road) in Alexandria, NH - only two hours from Boston! Celebrate Shabbat with the JCC Metro North Community, immerse your... 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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