Virtual SJCC: J Community

We miss seeing you all at the J every day! We know this community extends far beyond the walls of the J, and as we navigate these unusual times together (yet physically farther apart), we want to offer ways you can stay connected to the J — even when you’re at home. Check out how you can stay connected through Virtual SJCC and SJCC TV.

Pen Pal Project: Kids + Teens
We know kids are losing valuable writing skills while school is cancelled, so we’re pairing elementary schoolers with teen volunteer pen pals so they can keep practicing. Each pair will send hand-written letters back and forth — a great way to practice writing skills and build community! Learn more + sign up >>

Letters for Seniors
Let’s send love and words of encouragement to our friends in isolation at senior living facilities. Whether its through words or drawings, help us bring a smile to their faces. Learn more >>

Make Masks for Healthcare Workers
Local healthcare organizations, including all local hospitals, will shortly be (or already are) in desperate need of protective masks. Follow the instructions below for how to make and deliver masks to our health professionals.

Completed masks must be washed and dried on Sanitize setting or with bleach and sent to:
Volunteer Mask Brigade
℅ Hannah Lewis
20935 NE 77th ST
Redmond, WA 98053

Please try to package the masks in bags of either 10 or 25. Any amount welcome, but try to send 100 if you can. Click here for instructions >>

From cooking videos and Hebrew words of the day to replays of our weekly Tot Shabbat, you can plug into the J community wherever you are! Check out the latest videos here:

“What Fuels You” Podcast with Shauna Swerland
Shawna Swerland, CEO of Fuel Talent, sits down with influential, interesting, and successful leaders to learn from them. She digs into the stories and choices that made them who they are today and she has interviewed several members of the SJCC community, including Jeremy Lott, President of SanMar; Ian Morris, Co-founder and CEO of Likewise; Chad Robins, CEO and Co-Founder of Adaptive Biotechnologies; and many more. Listen now >>

LIVE: PJ Library Song & Story Time
Move around, sing some songs, and hear new (or familiar stories) with Betsy and PJ Library. Tune in Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, at 11:30 am. Live on Zoom; or check PJ Library’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Jessica Ost on The Seattle Limmudcast
The J’s Program Manager – Teen Philanthropy, Jessica Ost, spoke with The Seattle Limmudcast podcast about the Giving Initiative for Teens (GIFT) and how it helps teens explore their Jewish identity by incorporating charitable giving as a touchpoint in their connection to Judaism. Listen >>

ParentMap Resources for Families
At ParentMap, they know the struggle is real because they’re in it, too. They’re pulling together a go-to guide for resources for families during these uncertain times. Check back often for updates. Read more >>

23 Fun Activities To Do with Kids Using Stuff You Already Have at Home
How do you stay sane if you’re indefinitely stuck inside with toddlers in the house? The Seattle Times rounded up their best kid-tested activities with supplies you probably already have at home. Read more >>

Pacific Science Center: Curiosity at Home
Our amazing J Camp partners Pacific Science Center offers daily activities to ignite your curiosity at home – streaming live science shows, hands-on STEM activities, tutorials, and more. Get curious >>

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