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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.

Reading Rabbis

2 – 5 years with an adult

We welcome you and your little one for this special new story time series, featuring Rabbis from across the community for holiday-inspired fun. Each week features a guest Rabbi and a holiday story along with fun age-appropriate activities and play. Sign up for one or for all. Everyone is welcome however pre-registration is required.

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

SFC
Mondays, 9/11 – 10/16
4:45 – 5:45pm
FREE

Contact: Leah Frankel, 314.442.3454

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.

Begins September 1
10:00 – 11:00am
FREE

Register Online

Contact: Emilie Brockman, 314.442.3267

High Holiday Apple Picking

10 years and younger

Enjoy family time at Mills Apple Farm where kids can play on the playground, take a wagon ride, do a craft, enjoy a snack and of course pick delicious apples. Bring a picnic lunch or purchase food at the farm. Pre-registration preferred but walk-ins welcome.

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

Sunday, September 17
10:00am – 12:00pm
Mills Apple Farm (11477 Pocahontas Rd, Marine, IL 62061)
FREE

Register Online

Contact: Emilie Brockman, 314.442.3267

Together Time

4 months – 2 years with an adult

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.

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

Monday
October 23 – December 11
9:30 – 10:30am
FREE

Contact: Emilie Brockman, 314.442.3267

Hanukkah Gym & Swim

10 years and younger

Celebrate Hanukkah with songs, holiday crafts, swimming and gym 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
10:00am – 12:00pm
FREE

Register Online

Contact: Emilie Brockman, 314.442.3267

Playgroups

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
2018 date TBA

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

Contact

Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield
Emilie Brockman
314.442.3267
Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Leah Frankel
314.442.3454