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


Family Events

Dinner at Our House

Sundays, July 15 and August 19 | 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.

BYOB Meet-Up: Music in the Park

Wednesday, July 18 | 10:30 am
Downtown Bellevue Park, 10201 NE 4th Street, Bellevue

Let’s sing in the sunshine! Join us for a morning of music in the park with Chava Mirel. Meet us just north of the playground.

Chava Mirel is an award-winning Jewish music composer, and has served as an artist-in-residence at synagogues from coast to coast. She also leads the SJCC Tot Shabbat every Friday with Herzl-Ner Tamid’s Director of Education Dr. Eliyahu Krigel.

Shabbat Unplugged: Blueberry Picking

Saturday, July 21 | 10 am
$10 per family
Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm, 700 148th Ave SE, Bellevue

Whether you like blueberries for pies, muffins, or cobblers – even fresh by the handful – celebrate the sweetness of summertime Shabbat. Bring friends and a picnic lunch.

MOANA at Majestic Bay

Sunday, July 22  | 9:30 am
Majestic Bay Theatres, 2044 NW Market Street, Ballard

A private screening of the award-winning animated film, MOANA. Wear your pjs and enjoy bagels and pastries as you sing along with your family and friends.

Community Partner: PJ Library.

Summer Spice Shuk

Friday, July 27 | 3-6 pm

Spice up your Shabbat with:

  • Locally grown spices from Cyrus Saffron
  • Personal tea blends with Sholom Tea
  • Henna Tattoos by Suchi
  • Shabbat songs with Rabbi Aaron and Neil Weinstein (4:30-5:30 pm)
  • Wine, beer, vegetarian dinner, In Your Face Pies, and Sweet Bumpas ice cream for purchase

Join us after the shuk for a Shabbat dinner in the Kesher Community Garden from 6-8 pm! RSVP below.

Shabbat Unplugged: Twin Falls Hike

Saturday, August 18 | 8:30 am
$5 adults (kids free)
Twin Falls Trailhead, SE 159th Street, North Bend WA

Take a Shabbat hike on a beautiful, nearby, family-friendly trail. This 3.6-mile hike is great for beginners and younger kids. This hike has a big payoff at the end: a footbridge over the river right between two waterfalls. It’s definitely worth the trip!

Please note: a Discover Pass is required at Twin Falls. If you do not have one, you can purchase a day pass for $10 (or buy a Discover Pass here).

BYOB Meet-Up: Movement "MomDay"

Monday, August 27 | 10:30 am
Green Lake, 7201 East Green Lake Drive North, Seattle

Take advantage of the beautiful weather and join the J for another baby and me fitness class! Fitness instructor Alice will lead the group for an invigorating workout with your little one.

Meet us at the playground near the Green Lake Community Center, just off East Green Lake Drive North and Latona Avenue NE.

Shabbat Unplugged: Wonders of Water

Saturday, September 15 | 10:30 am
Ballard Locks, 3015 NW 54th Street, Seattle
Learn about the symbolism of water during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, then tour the Ballard Locks.

Sephardic Day at the J

Sunday, October 21 | 11 am-2 pm

Celebrate Sephardic culture with food, music, games, art, a marketplace, and more! More details to come.

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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