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, October 47:30am – 10:30am
The fall Men’s Basketball League at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center is set to begin during the first week of October. There are three leagues – Under 40, Over 40 “A” (more competitive) and Over 40 “B.” Games are played on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings.... Read More
- $165.00 Cost per person
- $120.00 JCC member cost per person
Sunday, October 410:00am – 12:00pmFairmont Fruit Farm, Franklin map
Join the PJ Library for a road trip to Fairmont Fruit Farm (887 Lincoln Street) in Franklin on Sunday, October 4 from 10am-12noon. Spend the morning on the farm, pick apples, visit the farm animals, and take a fun hayride through the orchards. It’s the closest apple picking location in the South... Read More
- $20.00 10 lb. bag of apples
Editor's PickFriday, October 94:00pm – 5:30pmTemple Chayai Shalom, South Easton mapFREEJoin other families in celebration of Simchat Torah Shabbat at Temple Chayai Shalom (239 Depot Street) in South Easton on Friday, October 9 from 4-5:30pm. Simchat Torah marks the conclusion of the annual cycle of reading the Torah, and the beginning of a new cycle. Get together with friends, old... Read More
Tuesday, October 13 9:30amTuesday, December 15 10:15am
Learn Hebrew with your child through a variety of music and movement activities in a ten-week class held at Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center (284 Broadway) in Arlington on Tuesdays, October 13-December 15 from 9:30-10:15am. Join us for weekly singing, dancing and playing.... Read More
- $200.00 Cost
- $75.00 Additional sibling cost
Tuesday, October 13 10:00amTuesday, November 24 11:30am
Continue to share the journey of motherhood with your growing baby at the Sharon Community Center (219 Massapoag Avenue) in Sharon on Tuesdays, October 13-November 24 from 10-11:30am. Now that your baby is more alert and interactive, experience new ways to engage and interact with them through... Read More
- $180.00 Cost
Tuesday, October 13 12:00pmTuesday, November 24 1:30pm
Come together with other new moms and their babies to share support, ideas and resources at the Sharon Community Center (219 Massapoag Avenue) in Sharon on Tuesdays, October 13-November 24 from 12-1:30pm. Class covers topics such as soothing your baby, infant sleep patterns, tummy time, new roles... Read More
- $180.00 Cost
Wednesday, October 14 1:00pmWednesday, December 2 1:45pm
Engage your baby through song and finger play in a six-week class held at Ready, Set, Kids! A Family Enrichment Center (284 Broadway) in Arlington on Wednesdays, October 14 - December 2 from 1-1:45pm. Baby Signs is a program based on American Sign Language, with a few “baby friendly”... Read More
- $120.00 Cost
Wednesday, October 14 3:45pmWednesday, December 2 4:30pm
Engage your baby through song and finger play in a six-week class held at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Wednesdays, October 14 - December 2 from 3:45-4:30pm. Baby Signs is a program based on American Sign Language, with a few “baby friendly”... Read More
- $120.00 Cost
- $100.00 JCC member cost
Thursday, October 15 6:30pmThursday, October 22 9:00pm
Prepare for a positive birthing experience in a two-week class held at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Thursdays, October 15 and October 22 from 6:30-9pm. Learn about nutrition, exercise, reducing labor risks, the different stages of labor, pain... Read More
- $100.00 Cost per couple
- $60.00 Cost per individual
Saturday, October 1710:00am – 12:00pmMiddlesex Fells, Stoneham mapFREERegistration closes on October 15Join the JCCs of Greater Boston and PJ Pioneers Outdoor Club to unplug and celebrate Shabbat through the sights, sounds and smells of nature at Middlesex Fells (150 Pond Street) in Stoneham on Saturday, October 17 at 10am. Enjoy the richness of fall on a hike over gentle terrain with plenty of... Read More
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