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  • 2021 ECS Completion Ceremonies (6/18/2021) - On June 17 and 18, the SJCC's Early Childhood School held completion ceremonies for its PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. We were so excited to be able to welcome immediate families back to the J to celebrate with their children.
  • President Responds to Inauguration Letters (6/9/2021) - During the week of Joe Biden's inauguration as 46th President of the United States, members of Ms. Schuman's kindergarten class at the J's Early Childhood School wrote him letters. And this week they got a response. Enjoy!
  • Because of the J: Barbara and Laura Crawford (5/3/2021) - Barbara Crawford and her daughter, Laura, depend on the SJCC pool for both their physical and mental well-being. When it reopened, they were eager to suit up. “The pool was a godsend," said Barbara
  • Because of the J: The Garden Feeds Our Community (4/21/2021) - The SJCC Kesher Community Garden has been a beloved part of our campus for the past decade, and this past summer it became a lifeline for those experiencing food insecurity.
  • Because of the J: Frank Martin (4/2/2021) - When schools closed due to COVID-19 last March, Frank faced three bored kids at home needing attention, and a team of employees depending on his business for their livelihoods. When ECS reopened last July it provided much-needed stress relief—and a path forward.
  • Because of the J: The Gandert Family (3/30/2021) - Working from home and managing two young girls was a challenge for the Gandert family. Now that ECS has reopened, they're grateful for the education, community, and normalcy their kids are enjoying - even in this difficult year.

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  • 2021 ECS Completion Ceremonies (6/18/2021) - On June 17 and 18, the SJCC's Early Childhood School held completion ceremonies for its PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. We were so excited to be able to welcome immediate families back to the J to celebrate with their children.
  • 2021 ECS Truck Day Week (5/20/2021) - Truck Day was back in 2021 and it was an entire week! While it was different than previous years, it was filled with exploration, learning, lots of fun, and, of course, trucks. Take a look at this amazing week!
  • S’mores, Strawberries, Bees and More (5/3/2021) - On Sunday, May 2 in the J’s Kesher Community Garden we held our Lag B'Omer Spring Fest, a celebration for the entire family, including a bonfire, crafts, s’mores, and more. Take a look at the fun.
  • ECS Purim Parade (3/25/2021) - An annual tradition at the J is the Early Childhood School Purim Parade. We had lots of fun and wanted to share that fun (and some smiles too...). Enjoy!
  • High Holiday Celebrations (9/24/2020) - The J community came together in new ways to celebrate the High Holidays in 2020, here are some snap shots from us "gathering" in all new ways as we welcomed the new year.
  • ECS – Welcome Back! (9/14/2020) - The J's Early Childhood School began the 2020-21 school year on September 8, and we were sure happy to welcome back our students and their families! Here is a look through the lens of our first week back at school.

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Membership by the numbers

By the Numbers

Your membership powers the J and help us create a place where friendships form, traditions thrive, and Membership J Kids Programscommunity strengthens. Here’s just a glimpse at how many lives your membership has impacted in 2020-21:

  • More than 200 individual campers filled with ruach (that’s “spirit” in Hebrew)
  • 139 young learners exploring the world around them in traditional age-based preschool classes plus our new kindergarten, outdoor, and virtual programs
  • 1,000 households from all over the world that Zoomed in to our virtual Seattle Jewish Film Festival
  • 200+ people working out virtually every week at more than 225 virtual fitness classes since April 1ECS Membership
  • Nearly 700 people exercising in the building every week in fitness classes, lap swim, and instructional family swim, and the Fitness Center
  • 50 future teen leaders exploring their Jewish values and working together to raise money for their community
  • More than 50 community + family events online (since April 1), bringing more than 1,000 families with young children singing and celebrating together
  • More than 800 SJCCtv videos to engage the community from storytime to fitness (since March 15)
  • More than 3,500 people each month in #VirtualSJCC programs (since April 1)Virtual SJCC Membership
  • Creating more than 600 Purim2Go kits to bring Jewish holidays into homes in innovative ways
  • More than 200 pounds per week of food for our neighbors in need, collected through our new Mitzvah Corps program
  • 900 virtual programs since March and more than 165 Safe Start-permitted activities at the J since June 1
  • 300-plus hours of Virtual SJCC/Zoom events since April 1

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