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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 with children five and younger, siblings welcome

Meet at the J for playground fun! What a great way to meet other J members and make new friends, all while your children have fun on our amazing playgrounds.

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Sunday, October 7, 10am-12pm

Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield
Sundays, September 30 & October 21, 10am-12pm

Free

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

Contact: Emilie Brockman, 314.442.3267

Reading Rabbis

Families with children ages 2 to 5. This special storytime series features Rabbis from across the community in the J’s Family Center for holiday-inspired fun. Each week will feature 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! Pre-registration preferred, but not required.

Thursdays, September 6 – October 11, 5-6pm
Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Free

Register Online

Contact: Emilie Brockman, 314.442.3267

Presented by The Ruth & Harold Sher Center of Jewish Life

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
FREE

Upcoming Events:
October 5: Silly Science
November 2: Petting Zoo
December 7: Rhythm ‘n’ Ruach

Register Online

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
FREE
Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur

Register Online

Contact: Emilie Brockman, 314.442.3267

Family Meals Made Easy

For parents. Looking for easy, delicious, yet healthy dinner ideas, but have no time to prepare them? Spend a fun morning sipping mimosa’s and hanging with friends, all while you prepare three family dinners. These meals require little to no additional prep at home and some will be ready to just pop in the oven – dinner in no time! Meals are vegetarian. Babysitting is available for those who register. Minimum enrollment is required, space is limited. Jewish dietary laws observed. Beverages and food samples will be available. Please inform us of your food allergies.

Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield
Sunday, November 4, 10am-12pm

$65 per three serving meal kit
$12 per additional serving

Register Online

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

Contact: 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)
Free

Register Online

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 tourdefun.com for more details.

Creve Coeur/Staenberg Family Complex
Sunday, August 26

Pricing

$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. 

Contact

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