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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

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

Playground Playdates

Families w/children ages 5-15 (siblings welcome). Meet at the J for playground fun! What a great way to make new friends, experience the J community and all while your children have fun on our amazing playgrounds.

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur or Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield
Sunday, May 19, 10am-12pm

Contact: Emilie Brockman, 314.442.3267

Toddler Time

12 months – three years with adult.

This monthly group connects parents with their child through music, play, and touch while learning about their social and emotional development. It’s a great opportunity to ask parenting questions in a supportive environment and connect with other mothers.

Second Monday of every month, 9:30-10:30am
January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13

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Contact: Emilie Brockman, 314.442.3267

Reading Rabbis: Making a Mensch

2-5 years with adult.

Join us for the fourth series of Reading Rabbis! In this exciting four-week program, we are focusing on character-building values with the help of four guest Rabbis from across the community and the wonderful stories of PJ Library. Come listen to stories, sing, create and play with us each week. Everyone is welcome! Pre-registration is preferred.

Thursdays, February 7 – 28, 4:30-5:30pm
Staenberg Family Complex (Creve Coeur)

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Contact: Emilie Brockman, 314.442.3267

Simply Shabbat

Families with children five years and younger (siblings welcome).

Celebrate Shabbat together at the J. Enjoy Shabbat dinner, sing songs, create Shabbat crafts and learn how to make Shabbat special at home with the J’s Family Center. RSVP required by January 30. Vegetarian Meals available. Jewish dietary laws observed. Please inform us of your food allergies.

Friday, February 8, 5:30-7:30pm
$12 per adult; kids eat free
Staenberg Family Complex (Creve Coeur)

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Contact: Emilie Brockman, 314.442.3267

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, 10-11am
February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3

Upcoming Events:
December 7: Rhythm ‘n’ Ruach

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Contact: Emilie Brockman, 314.442.3267

Family Passover Seder

Families with children 5-15 (Siblings welcome)

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

Saturday, April 20, 6pm
Staenberg Family Complex (Creve Coeur)
$25 per adult, $15 per child (Ages 13 and younger)

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Rabbi Brad Horwitz


Emilie Brockman