Jewish Life & Events
Jewish Experiences at the Philly J
Philadelphia’s Jewish community is vibrant and diverse, and the JCC is right at the center of the action. And everything we do here at the Philly J is infused with our Jewish values that helps foster our diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community. We hope you will feel at home with our Jewish programs designed to be welcoming to everyone across all Jewish backgrounds, as well as families from other faiths and cultures.
Families with young and school aged children are invited to experience special holiday and Shabbat activities throughout the year. From Hannukah celebrations to Purim Fest, our special events at the Philly J are sure to be a hit for the whole family year-round. Our programs and events are open to the all, and everyone is invited. Spend your holidays with your Philly J family.
Adults looking to engage with Judaism, contact Barrie to learn more about upcoming opportunities!
The possibilities are endless at the Philly J!
Contact us to learn more!
jBabies & jToddlers
Fun, engaging Jewish programming for families with young children ages 0-18 months* to meet other parents/caregivers who are going through the same stages together.
This is a great opportunity for your family that we hope will fit your life and meet your family’s needs. Each 8-week jbabies & jtoddlers session will include a 6-week course of “My Grown Up and Me” classes that will offer interactive songs, play, and community building with a Jewish spin. We will also host a “Grownup” class, which will give you the opportunity to learn, socialize, commiserate, and build friendship and community. This “Grownup” class will pair Jewish Educators and Parenting experts to help you grow as Jewish parents. At the end of the jbabies & jtoddlers session, we will host a fun, celebratory Family Shabbat Picnic in a local park or indoor play space.
To help make it as convenient as possible, we will be offering the programming in two locations in the Greater Philadelphia area, one at the Kaiserman JCC, Wynnewood and the other at the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia.
We are hoping you will join us for jbabies & jtoddlers, as this exciting endeavor is new to our community and will offer you unique opportunities to make connections and create friendships with other families, and enjoy play with your child, all through a Jewish lens.
*If you have children 18mo-2 years old and would like to participate, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is a collaboration of:
This program is made possible through an engagement grant from PJ Library, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.
Registration is now open!
Check out the details below for each location and click the blue button under your desired location to register. You must first make an account on our website.
Please Note: If you are not brought to a checkout screen, and are instead brought to a list of available classes – this means that your desired class is full. You may scroll down to find said class and click the button “Join Wait list”.
Weitzman Museum Location
Sundays at 11am
February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26
Cost: $75 for the session
(Validated Parking Available)
Contact us with any questions!
J on the Way
The Jewish Federation has invested in the JCC’s ability to build Jewish programming not only at the Kaiserman JCC, but farther afield in growing Jewish communities, including West Philadelphia and Delaware County. We are grateful to the Jewish Federation for a new grant that will allow the JCC to foster satellite Jewish programs with a focus on new parents and young families.
Leading this initiative is our new Director of Engagement, Barrie Mittica. We encourage everyone to be in touch with her about catalyzing new ideas for Jewish programs!
Set up a time to chat with Barrie!