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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.

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

Upcoming Events:
December 7: Rhythm ‘n’ Ruach

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Contact: Emilie Brockman, 314.442.3267

Together Time

4 months – two years with adult. This unique opportunity 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.

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

Tuesdays, October 16 – November 20, 10-11am
Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur

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Contact: Emilie Brockman, 314.442.3267

Noah's Ark Goes Green

For families with children five and younger (siblings welcome). 

Join us at the Zoo’s River Camp Room at 9am for breakfast, crafts, storytelling, a special Noah’s ark scavenger hunt and a puppet show! 

Sunday, November 11, 9am
Saint Louis Zoo

This is a free event, but RSVPs are required. RSVP to Emilie Brockman, 314.442.3267.

Hands-on Hanukkah

Families with children five and younger, siblings welcome

Celebrate Hanukkah while getting those last minute gifts. Enjoy activities, such as arts & crafts, dreidel spinning, face painting, snacks and more! Pre-registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

Sunday, December 2, 10am-12pm
Barnes and Noble (Ladue Crossing location)

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

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 for more details.

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