Holiday celebrations, pool parties, hiking trips, and more! The J always has great activities that the whole family can enjoy together.

For more information about family programs, contact SJCC Director, Programs and Services Zach Duitch or call 206-388-1990.

Family Events

Dinner at Our House

June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, and December 17

5-7 pm

Do you like to cook? How about helping those in need? We’re partnering with YouthCare, an organization working to fight homelessness among Seattle teens, to cook dinner for 20 in the SJCC kitchen. Dinner will then be delivered to YouthCare’s Jackson Street facility to be served that evening. Please join us for a couple hours to help battle food insecurity among homeless teens!

If you’re interested in participating, please email SJCC Community Connections Professional Ken Di Raimondo or call 206-388-0839.

Shabbat Unplugged: Blueberry Picking

Saturday, June 17 | 10 am-noon
Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm, 2380 Bellevue Way SE


Let’s celebrate summer with some Shabbat learning and blueberry picking! 

The Mercer Slough Blueberry Farm is located just a few minutes’ drive from the J: off I-90 on Belleuve Way, just past the Park & Ride. The event is free, but please register so we know to expect you.

Father's Day @ the J: ON THE MAP

Sunday, June 18 | 10:30 am-12:30 pm
$12 | $8 SJCC members, seniors, students, youth

Calling all kids, dads, granddads, and the families that love them! Nosh on bagels and fruit while watching this heart-pounding story of the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team’s historic win in an SJFF encore screening of ON THE MAP.

PJ Movie Night in Seattle

Thursday, June 29 | 4:30-6 pm
Seattle Jewish Community School, 12351 8th Avenue NE

Put on your pjs and escape from the sun with a screening of “An American Tale.” Perfect for families with kiddos ages 5-13. Kosher snacks provided. Space is limited, please RSVP.

Co-sponsored by PJ Library and the Seattle Jewish Community School.

Shabbat Unplugged: Havdalah and Kayak Tour

Saturday, August 5 | 5:30-8 pm
$53 per person
For kids 10+

Shilshole Bay Marina, W Dock, 7001 Seaview Ave NW

Enjoy the rich ecosystem of the Puget Sound on this two-hour kayak tour featuring a short Havdalah service. This is a great chance to sea seals, sea lions, great herons, and more. The route of the tour will vary based on recent sightings of local wildlife. Whether you want to drift among the bull kelp or paddle hard along the shore, this tour is for you.

What to bring:

  • Warm clothes, preferably non-cotton (fleece, capilene, nylon, and wool are all good options)
  • Water-appropriate shoes (sandals that strap to your feet or water shoes)
  • Water-proof, wind-proof layer (i.e. rain jacket)
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • If you want to bring electronics, make sure to carry them in a water-tight container

Tu B'Av Garden Tea Party

Sunday, August 13 | 1-3 pm
SJCC members $8 | guests $10

Bring your loved ones to a garden tea party to celebrate the Jewish day of love, Tu B’Av. Enjoy tea, sandwiches, and dessert in the Kesher Community Garden. Bring your own tea cup and saucer – and, of course, your finest garden hat!

J Explorers

A program just for dads and their kindergarten through third graders. J Explorers play games, learn new skills, enjoy the great outdoors, and celebrate Jewish values with other dads and kids. Must be a J Explorers member to participate in events. 

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