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Youth Programming at the JCC

The Kaiserman JCC provides fun and enriching programs and opportunities that foster our community of children, teens and their families as they grow. Our community (kehillah) incorporates the values of respect (kavod), kindness (chesed) and character (tikkun middot), and our programs are designed to encourage learning, leadership skills, teamwork and self-confidence. We offer a variety of activities to engage your child in social settings and introduce them to organized sports, enrichment classes and after-school care.

Musical Theatre Philly

We are thrilled to be partnering with MTP to bring their award-winning programs to our community!

​Classes and Shows at Music Theatre Philly culminate in a live performance where family and friends can see what their students have been working on all session long.

Check out Musical Theatre Philly offerings at the J here!

Showcases: All classes culminate in a showcase performance at another venue. Families will be given more information about the showcase timing, ticketing, and other details after the session begins.

Scholarships and Payment Plans are available. For more information, visit MTP’s scholarship page or email MTP’s executive director, Tim Popp at tim@musictheatrephilly.com

Accessibility: To share an access need for your child or find out more about possible accommodations, please email MTP’s executive director, Tim Popp at tim@musictheatrephilly.com

​Registration or cancellation information can be found in MTP’s Studio Policy

To find out more about which program may best fit your child’s needs, visit MTP’s Find Your Fit page.

Spring 2024 Enrichment Classes at the J:

Offering a wide range of after-school programming for children as young as 3 years through Elementary School, we have something for everyone!

Please click the following links if you are looking for information about JCC Gymnastics Program, Musical Theatre Philly and Fencing Academy of Philadelphia

If you have any questions regarding the program or the sign up process, please reach out to Matt Martin!

Register for our programs with the link below. When you click this link it will bring you to all classes and courses available for registration. Under the “Sport” filter you can select “Enrichment” to filter all programs available for registration. Creating an account and adding your child to your family in your account will allow you to register for our programs faster than ever! You can also check out with direct links in the program descriptions below.

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Painting With Sara Grades K-3

Grades K-3 | Wednesdays at 4:30-5:15pm | April 10-May 22 | No class: 4/24 | $150

Artists will get the opportunity to gain painting skills using an array of different paints. Throughout the 6 weeks, the artists will also gain an understanding of color theory, painting/drawing from observation, and adding surrealism twists (if the artist wishes) to illustrate still-life, figurative, and landscape art while exploring watercolor and tempera paints. This course will provide an outlet for kids to create art with both directions on material use and providing the artists space to have their own interpretations of projects. Being a part of this class will strengthen artistic skills and grow artist identities.

Register Here

 

 

Baking and Decorating with Chef Dad’s Table Ages 3-6

Ages 3-6 | Mondays at 4:30-5:15pm | May 6-June 10 | No class: 5/27 | $160

Your little bakers will embark on a sweet journey of baking and decorating fun! They will explore the world of mixing, kneading, and decorating delicious treats inspired by cherished holiday traditions and current trends. From decorating cookies to designing cupcakes, each session is filled with hands-on creativity. This class is open to beginners and returning students.

Register Here

 

 

Basketball Class with Marques Singleton Ages 9-13

Ages 9-13 | Wednesdays at 4:30-5:30pm | April 10-June 5 | No class: 4/24 | $250

Our basketball classes are a high-energy mix of skills, drills, modified games and friendly competition. These classes emphasize fundamentals and are the perfect opportunity for beginner, intermediate and advanced players to work on ball handling, shooting, passing and overall movements and knowledge of the sport.

Coach Marques “OT” Singleton is a well experienced on and off the court basketball player and coach. He is originally from Philadelphia, PA (USA) where he grew up and attended Lower Merion High School. Obtained his education and played college basketball at Delaware County CC and Slippery Rock University, which was only the start of his basketball career! Marques has been playing basketball for over 30 years, has played professional basketball for 15 years and has been coaching, training and mentoring youth of all ages for the past 9 years. He is a great motivator and loves working with children and interacts with them well so he is every loving parents dream coach.

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Soccer with Coach Ryan Ages 4-7

Ages 4-7 | Thursdays at 4:30-5:00pm | April 11-June 6 | No class: 4/25 | $160

These classes will enable young soccer players the opportunity to learn the game in an enjoyable and safe environment. Our experienced instructor, Coach Ryan, will bring high energy and fun to each session, introducing children to the fundamentals of movement and balance along with basic skills that build confidence and enjoyment of the game.

Register Here

Reach out with any questions!

Matt Martin

Youth and Family Program Manager

(610) 896-7770 x123

Matt Martin Youth and Family Program Manager Hometown: New City, NY Favorite Jewish Holiday: Hannukah Favorite Philly Food: Cheesesteak When I am not hard at work at the J, I…

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Gymnastics at the J!

Students of all ages and experience levels will have the chance to learn and develop their gymnastics skills. Gymnastics teaches students balance, muscle control, and discipline and you will not want to miss out on all the fun!

Check out our class offerings and sign-up below by selecting the class you’d like on the calendar. If you have any questions regarding the program or the sign up process, please reach out to Matt Martin!

Winter Registration is OPEN!
Please check out our class offerings below, and class descriptions at the bottom of the page. Click the class you want to register for to complete registration.

Class Descriptions

TINY TUMBLERS (3 Years – Pre-K)
This class is specifically designed for preschoolers as an introduction to gymnastics’ basics. Students are introduced to fun-filled creative circuits and activities designed to improve motor skills, listening ability and coordination. Children must be toilet trained to participate in this class. 

KINDERKIDS (Kindergarten)
Children in this class will learn progressive skills in gymnastics. Students are taught basic gymnastics skills that increase balance, strength, and agility. Your child will experience the satisfaction of mastering a new skill and gain confidence.

TUMBLE WEEDS (Grades 1 & 2)
The skill progression in this class is comparable to KinderKids, however that is not a prerequisite to take this class. Your child will work to build gymnastics skills that increase coordination, muscle development and skill level. Great for beginners and more experienced gymnasts.

ROUND OFF ROCKETS (Grades 3 & 4)
Children in this class will start with basic gymnastics skills and build up from what they have learned. Students will improve their body awareness, muscle control, speed and power. Your child will feel satisfaction mastering new skills and gaining confidence.

TUMBLE STARS (ADVANCED Kindergarten through Grade 4)
This class is for more advanced gymnasts who know and have a strong grasp of the basics that can be built upon and continue to learn the next progression of skills. For this class, your child must be able to do a backwards roll, handstand, cartwheel, bridge and pullover. This longer class allows for more work on strength and conditioning and flexibility.

AERIALS (Grade 5 & Up)
This class is designed to is designed for more experienced gymnasts to work on skill development, as well as improve strength and flexibility. Students will work on routines that involve arial maneuvers.


Notes and Dress Code
  • Gymnasts should arrive to class with leotard, unitard, or fitted T-shirt and leggings/shorts. Please do not send them in anything big, baggy, or loose that would go over the head when upside down, or skirts that will wrap around the bar.
  • No buttons, zippers, snaps, or belts on pants.  No jean shorts.  No rings on fingers, or necklaces and bracelets that can get caught or broken.  Stud earrings recommended over hoops or dangling earrings, for safety.
  • Hair should be secured out of the face with ponytail holders and clips.  Nothing bumpy that would hurt to roll on, or hair bands that will fall off the head.
  • Make sure to go to the bathroom before class and bring a filled water bottle if needed.
  • Students and families must come in through the blue doors by the drinking fountain off the back lobby, and wait on the bleachers until teachers come to start their class. Please do not allow any siblings or spectators to run around and go on the equipment, apparatus, and mats for safety reasons
  • Please exit out through the clear gym doors.

Please reach out with any questions!

Matt Martin

Youth and Family Program Manager

(610) 896-7770 x123

Matt Martin Youth and Family Program Manager Hometown: New City, NY Favorite Jewish Holiday: Hannukah Favorite Philly Food: Cheesesteak When I am not hard at work at the J, I…

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KidsTime After-School Enrichment Program

Registration for the 2023-24 School Year is now open!

KidsTime Application

Please email the completed application to Matt Martin


Learn more about KidsTime:

Best After Care Program Winner
Best of Jewish Philadelphia 2022

 

The KidsTime program at the Kaiserman JCC is a comprehensive after-school program for children in grades K-5. You can feel confident knowing your children are in good hands when they arrive at the JCC for KidsTime.

Locally operated for over 30 years, KidsTime After-School Enrichment Program is the premier after-school care provider in Lower Merion! Our program is inquiry-based and child-driven, featuring daily clubs ranging from film and cooking to sports and art! Our club programming is based on the physical, social, and emotional development of children in grades kindergarten through fifth, with special attention paid to appropriate differentiation in the age and ability ranges of the children enrolled in the program. At KidsTime After-School Enrichment Program your children will have a chance to learn new things, make new friends from all over the district, and explore everything the JCC has to offer!

Our goal is to make sure that your children are in a safe, nurturing, and engaging environment where they always feel welcome!

A typical Kids Time day includes:
Transportation to the JCC from your child’s school, free play time, a healthy snack, supervised homework time, arts & crafts, organized sports as well as film, cooking, and book & games.

Participating Schools:
Penn Wynne Elementary
Merion Elementary
Perelman Jewish Day School
Robert J. Wilf Preschool & Kindergarten (K1 & K2 only)

For other schools in LMSD please contact mmartin@phillyjcc.com for availability.

The Kids Time program runs in conjunction with the Lower Merion School District schedule. Kids Time hours are 3:30-6pm, Monday – Friday. There are also a range of special day programs and vacation programs that are offered throughout the year.

Matt Martin

Youth and Family Program Manager

(610) 896-7770 x123

Matt Martin Youth and Family Program Manager Hometown: New City, NY Favorite Jewish Holiday: Hannukah Favorite Philly Food: Cheesesteak When I am not hard at work at the J, I…

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Fencing Classes at the J

The Fencing Academy of Philadelphia was founded by Mark and Lara Masters in 1989. Since its founding, the Academy has been dedicated to sharing the sport of fencing with the Philadelphia community and its surrounding suburbs. We are so excited to be the Main Line location for the Fencing Academy of Philadelphia.

Fencing classes are offered year round!
Please check out the link below for the current schedule.

Fencing is a unique sport in that it requires significant development of physical, tactical, and strategic skill sets. To teach these skills, the Fencing Academy of Philadelphia offers fun and engaging classes for athletes of all ages and skill levels, from 8-80 and beginner to elite! Classes are taught using a systematic teaching method that allows our students to see consistent and exponential progress.

Click here to register and for more information!

BEGINNER:
Youth (8-12 Years)
Cadet (13-17 Years)


INTERMEDIATE, NOVICE & ADVANCED:
Youth (8-12 Years)
Cadet (13-17 Years)


Contact:
info@fencefap.com
(215) 264-0121