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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.

After School Enrichment Classes at the J!

Offering Academic, Sports and Arts programming for children as young as Pre-K through 5th grade, we have something for everyone.

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 2023 Schedule

Online registration is OPEN!
Please click the time of the class in the schedule above to begin checking out.


Please click the following links for information about:
JCC Gymnastics Program
Fencing Classes with The Fencing Academy of Philadelphia


Class Descriptions:

ABC COOK WITH ME (Toddler – Pre-K)
Roll up your sleeves and get ready to have fun as we stir, mash, roll, taste, touch, and smell, while we strengthen and encourage development of physical, social, and emotional skills as well as literacy and cognitive skills. This class will include lessons and storytelling combined with child-friendly, hands-on Food activities related to our holiday and seasonal based curriculum.

ART WITH SARA (Ages 3 Years Old – Kindergarten)
In this class, your child will be introduced to basic art techniques, which are the building blocks that will provide a solid foundation for future art lovers and artists. Children will explore the great world are art using a variety of mediums. This unique learning experience places an emphasis on having fun while exploring creativity!

ISRAELI DANCE 2 Classes (Pre-K – Kindergarten) & (Grades 1-5)
If you are looking for a dance program that is culturally significant, educational, with a lot of socializing, and with movement to promote healthy living, then look no further!

SPORTS WITH RYAN (Ages 3-6 Years Old)
Expose your child to a variety of sports that will include basketball, baseball and soccer. Fundamentals will be taught through fun drills and game-like situations. This class will also include games such as running games, cooperative games and many more PE Class favorites. 

TAEKWONDO 2 Classes (Pre-K – Kindergarten) & (Grades 1-5)
Our Tae Kwon Do program teaches basic self-defense skills as well as martial arts techniques that will shape and strengthen your child’s body and mind.

YOGA (Ages 4-6 Years Old)
Roots2Rise Yoga offers age appropriate classes to stimulate your child’s mind and promote physical and mental well being. 


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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Gymnastics at the J!

We are so excited to announce the return of our JCC Gymnastics Classes this coming fall at the Kaiserman JCC. Lead by our Head Coach Valencia Chang, 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 2023 Schedule

Online registration is OPEN!
Please click the time of the class in the schedule above to begin checking out.


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 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.

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 2022-23 School Year is now open!

KidsTime Application

Please email the completed application to mmartin@phillyjcc.com


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. Our directors and staff have over 60 years of collective Kaiserman JCC and educational experience! Many of our staff were once KidsTime kids! Our directors have worked at KidsTime for over 10 years each and work hand-in-hand with the staff and your children to plan the most engaging and dynamic activities that they want to do, each week! 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!

At KidsTime After-School Enrichment Program 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 and HTSD 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.

For more information call Matt Martin (610) 896-7770 x123 or email mmartin@phillyjcc.com

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