Families

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

Family Events

Sukkot Family Celebration

Friday, September 28 | 6 pm
$10 adults; $8 kids; free kids under age 3

Join us for a family Shabbat Sukkot dinner filled with Israeli food, music, and dancing! We’ll start with light appetizers while we make Sukkot decorations at 5:45 pm, followed by dinner at 6 pm.

 

Sukkot Glean

Sunday, September 30 | 10 am-2 pm
Oxbow Farm, 10819 Carnation Duvall Rd NE, Carnation
FREE

Help gather the last of this year’s crops for those in need. Then stay to shake the lulav and etrog under our pop-up sukkah. Gather pumpkins, shop the farm stand, and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy with friends!

Shabbat Unplugged: Zoofari Tour

Saturday, October 13 | 10 am
Woodland Park Zoo | 5500 Phinney Ave N, Seattle
$14.95 adult | $9.95 child (pay at the zoo)

Take a tour of the Tropical Asia exhibit at the Woodland Park Zoo! Learn about tza’ar ba’alei chayim, the Jewish concept of the humane treatment of living creatures, and the actions the zoo takes to ensure their animals are well taken care of.

BYOB: Finding Calm Workshop

Thursday, October 18  |  10:30 am
Redmond Public Library
15990 NE 85th Street, Redmond
FREE

Learn mindful-based parenting skills to help reduce stress, enhance strong bonds, explore mindful self-compassion, and encourage balance. Geared toward parents/caregivers of children 6 months to 6 years old. In partnership with Community of Mindful Parenting.

Sephardic Day at the J

Sunday, October 21 | 11 am-2 pm
FREE

A day for everyone to celebrate Sephardic culture, from food and jewelry, to books and kids’ art projects.

Festivities include: 

  • Game Zone
    • Toss-a-Biscocho (baked cookies topped with butter and sugar) & Throw the Bulema in the Oven
    • Ladingo: bingo with the Judeo-Spanish language Ladino
    • Mah jongg, backgammon, and spin-the-wheel
    • Baloncesto & Pastra
  • Marketplace to buy jewelry, books, crafts, and more
  • Lunch: buy kosher Sephardic lunch catered by Leah’s Catering
  • Preview concert: dance with the trailblazing Sephardic band Jaffa Road, a highly acclaimed band that blends Sephardic Jewish, jazz, Indian, and Arabic music with electronica for a sound that’s ancient and modern, acoustic and electronic, secular and sacred.
  • Evening concert with Jaffa Road: come back in the evening for a full concert with Jaffa Road

 

Dinner at Our House

Sunday, October 21
5 pm
Free, space is limited – RSVP early

Whisk, simmer, flip, bake, and blend as we cook a Sunday dinner in the SJCC kitchen for homeless teens. A great family activity to help make a difference for homeless teens. Dinners are delivered to YouthCare, a Seattle organization working to get homeless teens off the streets and prepared for life.

Upcoming dates: November 18 (SixThirTeens), December 16

BYOB: Tots and Tunes

Tuesday, November 13 | time tba

Parents, bring your own baby for music time at Kline Galland, a nursing and rehabilitation center.

BYOB: Celebrate Hanukkah

Monday, December 10 | 10:30 am

Parents, bring your own baby to share Hanukkah traditions

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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