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


Family Events

Shabbat Unplugged: Boating @ UW

Saturday, June 23 | 9:30 am-1:30 pm
UW Waterfront Aquatics Center, 3710 Montlake Blvd NE
Free to register; participants pay for boat rentals (price vary)

Enjoy a beautiful Seattle day on the water! Reflect on the past week, get some exercise, and have fun with your family — and some new JCC friends. Pack lunch for a post-boating picnic — we’ll provide light snacks and drinks.

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. 

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 at our summer shuk! Enjoy food and live music while you shop for spices and soak up the Seattle sun. Plus, those 21+ can sip on cold beverages in our beer garden.

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).

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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