Families

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

Sukkah Building and Bagels

Sunday, October 9 | 10 am-12:30 pm
FREE

For the holiday of Sukkot, help us build and decorate our sukkah in the SJCC Kesher Community Garden. Everyone who helps build this temporary shelter will get FREE tickets to the Sukkot Family Dinner.

Sukkot Family Dinner

Sunday, October 16, 5:30-7 pm
$30 per family

Join us for dinner in the sukkah in the SJCC Kesher Community Garden. We’ll celebrate Sukkot with a fall-inspired meal, activities for the kids, a special dessert treat, and a story around the campfire.

Shabbat Dinners

Friday, November 4
Friday, January 13
Friday, February 10
Friday, May 12
6-8 pm | $30
Locations TBA

Bring your family together to celebrate Shabbat. We’ll enjoy great food and meaningful conversations over the glow of the Shabbat candles before participating in a community service project.

Registration coming soon.

Shabbat Unplugged

Saturday, November 19
Saturday, January 21
Saturday, March 18
10 a.m.-noon
Free

Unplug from technology and plug in to your family and community. Shabbat Unplugged offers families the chance to limit screen time and connect with each other, in various activities open to the entire community.  To slow down the frantic pace in which we live our lives, Shabbat Unplugged reminds us to think about the ways we experience our own lives.

Read an article about Shabbat Unplugged in the Mercer Island Reporter.

 

Family Pre-Hanukkah Celebration

Saturday, December 17
5:30-7:30 pm
FREE for the entire community

Join us for our annual community-wide Hanukkah celebration featuring delicious food vendors, Hanukkah games and crafts, and a concert with the Klezmatics.

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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