Family Programming

The JCC offers many programs throughout the year designed to bring families together with fun-filled, educational activities for all ages. Ta'am Ha'Ona, "the Essence of the Season," features family activities that relate to Jewish holidays and often include food and fun for all. Speaking of FUN, the J is also the top spot for great Birthday Parties. Our staff will get all the supplies, plan all the activities, and watch all the kids - you just gotta sign up! Be sure to check this page frequently for upcoming events for the whole family!


Author Joann Rocklin - I Say Shehechyanu | Sun., Mar 20 | 1pm
Follow a little girl and her baby brother throughout the year as she says “Shehechyanu”, the beautiful blessing for expressing thanks when something takes place for the first time, or when it happens again after a long time. I Say Shehechyanu, written by Joanne Rocklin and illustrated by Monika Filipina, is a beautiful picture book suitable for all Jewish festivities, celebrations, and the proud “first times” of childhood. This family-friendly event is part of the JCC's Author & Speaker Series.
STARZ presents Seussical the Musical | Apr. 2 & 3
Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. STARZ presents this family-friendly musical production Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 in the Sheldon Vexler Theatre. Advanced ticket purchase is highly encouraged.
Author Leslie A. Kimmelman - Everybody Says Shalom | Sun., May 1 | 1pm
A spirited picture-book tour of Israel takes readers to the Old City of Jerusalem and modern Tel Aviv, the desert and the sea, Roman ruins, the Biblical Zoo, a kibbutz, and much more. Lively, rhyming text and vibrant, colorful illustrations offer young readers a trip through this old-new land of many contrasts, cultures, and customs. Readers can also look for a mischievous gecko that plays hide-and-seek in the scenes. The end pages include interesting historical information and other facts about the places visited. This family-friendly event is part of the JCC's Author & Speaker Series.
NOVA presents The Real Story of Little Red Riding Hood | May 21 & 22
Everyone has listened to the immortal yarn of Little Red Riding Hood and a hungry wolf. But it’s rare we get a chance to hear the infamous Wolf’s point of view of this popular story. NOVA presents this family-friendly musical production Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 in the Holzman Auditorium. 

For more information about upcoming Family Programs, contact Rachel Rustin at 210-302-6969. Interested in joining the J family? Visit our Member Services page for more info!