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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.

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

The J is excited to provide a new registration system. If this is your first time using our new system, please visit our help page for more information about setting up your new online account.

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Little Medical School: Mini Medics

9 months – 3 years (with an adult)

This innovative learning experience allows child and caregiver to jointly discover a basic knowledge of the human body, how it works and proper care. The course uses age-appropriate medical curriculum and fun, multi-sensory activities to develop motor skills, language and socialization. Additional exercises are provided to encourage continued in-home development.

Caregivers learn practical, hands-on ways to enhance their knowledge of gross and fine motor skills, language cognition, senses and what types of play enhances child development. Classes will include age-appropriate play activities like circle time, parachute play, pretend animal activities, etc. Caregivers also receive handouts that contain professional information regarding healthy babies and valuable parenting tips.

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Tuesdays, October 12 – November 16, 9:30-10:30am

Price: $120 members/$150 public

Hanukkah Homecoming

Families with children 12 and younger. Save the date to join us for a nationwide family event!

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Sunday, December 5, 4pm

This is a free event.

First Fridays at Fox

18 months – 5 years with adult. Join us for a once-a-month special family event that features a different activity, including music, art, special guests and more. Pre-registration is preferred.

Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield
First Friday of the month, 10-11am

This is a free event.

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.

Mondays, September 9, October 7, November 11, December 9, 9:30-10:30am

Contact: Emilie Brockman, 314.442.3267


Emilie Brockman