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Jewish Community Center

Family Center – Open Play

The Family Center offers three different times each week for families to play in our wonderful indoor play spaces, complete with toys, play structures, art supplies, imaginative play and more. These spaces also make great sites for birthday parties. These play times are a great way to meet other moms, socialize the children and learn and grow with each other.

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

Open Play

Where creativity and imagination meet! Open up to a world of new friends and new families where you and your child play and use your imaginations as you play and have fun in a relaxed, non-structured environment – our inviting indoor play space. Snack included. Open to children 5 years and younger with their adult. Open all non-holiday weeks.

Dates Upcoming




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.

Location varies by group


Free for members/One-time placement fee of $18 for public


Five years and younger

Do you have a passion for a new activity you’d like to see at the J for your child and his/her friends? The Family Center staff will help you coordinate the teacher, place and time. Tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll do our best to make it happen. Minimum of six children needed.

Staenberg Family Complex or Marilyn Fox Building – you choose the details!


To be determined based on your program.

Birthday Parties in the Family Center

The J’s Family Centers are the perfect spaces for children to run, play and have an amazing time with friends and family. Parties include setup/breakdown, a dedicated staff person for 90 minutes and lots of fun! For kids 5 years and younger.


$150 members/$175 public (rental only)

For more information, contact Ravyon Herron, 314-442-3126.


Emilie Brockman