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

Shabbat Dinners

Friday, November 4
6-8 pm | $30
at Temple Beth Am, Seattle

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.

To register, please contact SJCC Community Connections Professional Shoshanah Horne by email at ShoshanahH@sjcc.org.


Additional upcoming dates/registration is not yet open:
Friday, January 13
Friday, February 10
Friday, May 12

Shabbat Unplugged

Saturday, November 19
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Pioneer Park, Island Crest Way and SE 68th Street ,Mercer Island

Join us as we celebrate Shabbat and engage in a tikkun olam (healing the world) project. We’re teaming up with Earth Corps to plant trees and shrubs in Pioneer Park. We’ll provide gloves, tools, and water, and give you a safety lesson before we begin. Wear long pants and long-sleeved shirt and sturdy, close-toed shoes – and be sure it’s clothing that can get dirty. Bring a water bottle and snacks. All ages welcome. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult; teens (ages 14-17) can come alone with this signed waiver.

Upcoming dates:
Saturday, January 21
Saturday, March 18

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 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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