Happy Thanksgiving!

The J is open for our Members on Thursday, November 23 from 8am to 2pm. Join us on Thanksgiving Day and get in your holiday workout! Click here for our Thanksgiving Group Exercise schedules.

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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.

First Fridays at Fox

18 months – 5 years with an adult

Join us for a new once-a-month special family event. Every month features a different activity, including music, art, special guests and more. Pre-registration is preferred, but drop-ins welcome.

Presented by The Ruth & Harold Sher Center of Jewish Life.

Monthly on the 1st Friday
10:00 – 11:00am

Register Online

Contact: Emilie Brockman, 314.442.3267

Together Time

2 years and younger

Together time is a unique opportunity for parents to learn and play alongside their little one(s). Connect with your child using music, play and touch while learning about their social and emotional development, asking parenting questions in a supportive and nurturing environment with other parents. We’ll be joined by special guests Shelley Dean of Rhythm ‘n’ Ruach and Paige Buchanan, Certified Personal Trainer.

Presented by The Ruth & Harold Sher Center of Jewish Life.

Mondays, 9:30-10:30am
October 30 – December 18

Contact: Leah Frankel, 314.442.3454

Hanukkah Play & Swim

10 years and younger

Celebrate Hanukkah with songs, holiday crafts, swimming and play time. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the holiday with friends and family. Pre-registration is preferred, but walk-ins welcome.

Presented by The Ruth & Harold Sher Center of Jewish Life.

Sunday, December 17
10am – 12pm

Register Online

Contact: Emilie Brockman, 314.442.3267


Moms & babies

Interested in joining a playgroup with your newborn? Playgroups for Jewish and interfaith families are held at various times and organized around children’s ages and family location. Make a connection and meet new friends. Groups are available for working and second-time moms as well.

Presented by The Ruth & Harold Sher Center of Jewish Life.

FREE members/$18 public one time placement fee
Locations vary by group

Contact: Emilie Brockman, 314.442.3267

Tour de Fun

Families of all ages. Bring the family and enjoy the event that has everything kids love, including inflatables, a ninja obstacle course, rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, vehicles to explore, entertainment, food, hands-on activity booths, sports challenges and more! Make this your back-to-school celebration for the kids as they run, laugh and play at the J!

Proceeds from Tour de Fun support early childhood, youth and family programming, and scholarships to the J.

Visit tourdefun.com for more details.

Creve Coeur/Staenberg Family Complex
Sunday, August 26

Presented by The Ruth & Harold Sher Center of Jewish Life. 


Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield
Emilie Brockman
Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Leah Frankel