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Jewish Family Programs

Jewish life programming for families is a high priority for the J. Our family events usually fall on Sundays or weekday evenings for working parents, and most are free of charge and centered around Jewish holidays and Shabbat in a way that is accessible for small children. We aim to create experiences that are hands on, educational and fun for the whole family (grandparents always welcome!) The J partners with other great organizations such as PJ Library, the Jewish Federation, Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School, local synagogues, the various Jewish preschools and more to bring you the very best in family friendly programming.


Toddler Song Leader Boot Camp Pop-up

Preschool children and their guardians
Join our pre-school-age kids and families for some musical fun with local and national talent from Song Leader Boot Camp (SLBC).

Sunday, February 19 at 9am
Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield

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Family Hamentashen Making

Elementary children and their guardians
Join us for an afternoon of creative culinary Hamentashen making. Make your own pizza, Hamentashen or classic flavors. Sweet of savory, make your choice!

Sunday, February 26 at 2-4pm
Staenberg Family Complex

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Passover Pottery Class

Kids 6 years and older and their guardians
Pick your own painting project (seder plate, Kiddush cup, saltwater dishes, etc.) and pick up your finished items in time for Passover.

Monday, March 27 at 7pm
Pottery Hollow in Kirkwood

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Family Passover Seder

A fun, interactive and musical Passover Seder dinner experience led by the J’s Rabbi Brad Horwitz and a special song leader. Avoid all the cooking and cleaning and grab the family for this family Seder filled with music, food, activities and more.

Thursday, April 6 at 6pm
Staenberg Family Complex

To register, contact Avital Kadosh, 314-442-3172.

Lag B'Omer

Join the J and Kol Rinah for a Lag B’Omer celebration with fire, s’mores, grilling and more. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun in the sun and celebrate this minor but thrilling holiday!

Tuesday, May 9 at 5pm
Shaw Park in Clayton

No registration is necessary, for more information contact Avital Kadosh, 314-442-3172.

Shavuot Ice Cream Making Factory

Join Rabbi Abraham and the J for dairy delights as we prepare for Shavuot. Learn about the dairy holiday traditions and make ice cream from scratch.

Monday, May 22 at 5:30pm
Staenberg Family Complex

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Avital Kadosh, 314-442-3172
Rabbi Brad Horwitz, 314-442-3271