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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

Sunday,  January 21
5-7 pm

Do you like to cook? How about helping those in need? We’re partnering with YouthCare, an organization working to fight homelessness among Seattle teens, to cook dinner for 20 in the SJCC kitchen. Dinner will then be delivered to YouthCare’s Jackson Street facility to be served that evening. Please join us for a couple hours to help battle food insecurity among homeless teens.

If you’re interested in participating, please email SJCC Community Connections Professional Ken Di Raimondo or call 206-388-0839.

Future dates: February 18, April 15, and May 20; register early—this project fills quickly!

J Explorers Snow Tubing

Sunday, January 28 | 2:15-6:30 pm
Summit Tubing Center at Snoqualmie Pass
$25 (includes tube rental)

Don’t let the winter weather keep you from having a good time with your friends – head to mountains with us for an afternoon of snow tubing! Meet us at the J and we’ll caravan up to Snoqualmie Pass.

J Explorers is a group for dads and kids in kindergarten through 3rd grades. Learn more.

Shabbat Unplugged: Legend of Dragons

Saturday, February 10 | 10-11 am
When you imagine a dragon, what do you see? With the help of the Woodland Park Zoo, we’ll learn about how the dragons we read about in stories relate the real-life animals that inspired them! We’ll explore the lives of reptiles and meet a zoo ambassador who knows firsthand what it’s like to be a dragon. Ideal for pre-k to 6th grade.

Purim in the Park

Sunday, February 18 | 11 am-1 pm
Bergen Place Park (right by the Ballard Farmers Market)
5420 22nd Ave NW, Seattle

Meet the Purim story characters, enjoy hamantashen, and make fun Purim crafts. Perfect for the whole family! Stop by the Ballard Farmers Market afterward for some goodies.

The event is free and open to everyone, but please RSVP so we know to expect you.

Purim Carnival

Sunday, February 25 | 11 am-2 pm

It’s the largest Purim Carnival in Seattle! Put on your favorite costume as we celebrate together in a Purim palace fit for Queen Esther. Play carnival games, win prizes, be crafty, experience the Purim story with live Purim characters, and play on inflatables. 

The event is free, but please RSVP so we know to expect you.

Bring cash to buy tickets for carnival games and inflatables; hamantashen for sale, food trucks on site.

Thanks to our community partners: Alexander Muss High School in Israel, BBYO, B’nai B’rith Camp, Camp Kalsman, Camp Solomon Schechter, Chabad Mercer Island, Herzl-Ner Tamid, Jewish National Fund, NCSY, NFTY, PJ Library, USY.

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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