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Jewish Community Center

Family Center – Family Programs

The Family Center collaborates with other great organizations such as PJ Library, the Jewish Federation’s Concierge for Young Families, Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, Epstein Hebrew Academy, Chabad, the various Jewish preschools and more to bring you the very best in family programming. Our family events usually fall on Sundays for working parents, and most of them are free of charge and centered around the Jewish holidays in a way that is accessible for small children.

Presented by The Ruth & Harold Sher Center of Jewish Life

For more information about our program, visit the full Family Center page.


Simply Shabbat

Families (for children birth to 5 years, siblings welcome)

Celebrate Shabbat together at the J. Enjoy Shabbat dinner, sing songs with Rhythm ‘N Ruach, Create Shabbat crafts and learn how to make Shabbat special at home with the J’s Family Center. (Vegetarian, Jewish dietary laws observed. Please inform us of your food allergies.)

Friday, March 31, 6-7:30pm
Creve Coeur/Staenberg Family Complex


$8 per adult – kids are free!
RSVP by March 22

For more information and to RSVP, contact Shira Kraft, 314-442-3111.

Register Online

Passover Family Seder

Families (for children 5 – 15)

A fun and interactive Passover Seder dinner experience led by Rabbi Brad Horwitz and catered by Simon Kohn’s. Avoid all the cooking and cleaning and come to the J with your whole family for the third annual family Seder – filled with music, food, activities and more.

Tuesday, April 11, 6pm
Creve Coeur/Staenberg Family Complex


Adult: $20
Child: $15 (age 13 and under)

Register Online

Birthday Party for Israel

Families (for children birth to 5 years)

It’s Israel’s birthday and you are invited to party with the Family Center! Come dance, make crafts, play birthday games, take photos and don’t forget to sing and eat cake too!

Monday, May 1, 4:30-6pm
Creve Coeur/Staenberg Family Complex




Emilie Brockman