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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

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

Intergenerational Family Shabbat Picnic

Families with children 6 and under (siblings welcome). Enjoy an evening at the park with your family and friends. Bring a picnic dinner and we will provide the dessert! This is a fun multi-generational picnic for families with young children.

Friday, June 8, 5:30-7:30pm
Tillis Park (9551 Litzsinger Rd, 63124)

Contact: Emilie Brockman, 314.442.3267

Summer Picnic at the J

Families with children 5 and younger (siblings welcome). Celebrate the first day of summer at the J. Join us on the playground to climb, play and splash around. Bring dinner, and we’ll provide the dessert.

Thursday, June 21, 6-8pm
Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield

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

Upcoming Events:
May 4: Magic with Abra-Kid-Abra

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Contact: Emilie Brockman, 314.442.3267

Playground Playdates

Families w/ children 5 and younger (siblings welcome)

Meet at the J’s early childhood playgrounds at the Marilyn Fox Building (Chesterfield) or the Staenberg Family Complex (Creve Coeur) for playground fun! These informal playdates are a great way to meet others, while your children have fun, make new friends and run around our amazing playgrounds. These are great opportunities for families with children age 5 and younger (siblings welcome). This is a free event.

Sundays, 10am-12pm
Creve Coeur: May 20, June 24, August 19
Chesterfield: May 20, July 8

Creve Coeur: Leah Frankel, 314.442.3454
Chesterfield: 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.

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Creve Coeur/Staenberg Family Complex
Sunday, August 26


$12 in advance, $18 at the door
Adults are free; food and drink available for purchase.

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


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