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 (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.
Spring Virtual Enrichment Classes
Coming this May we are pumped to announce spring Virtual Enrichment Classes! Geared toward K - 5th graders, we are proud to partner with the local organizations you know and love for great online classes right in your own home. Learn more >>
Lag B'Omer Celebrations
For Lag B'Omer join us May 10 for a free s'mores kit & food drive from 2 to 4 pm, followed by our Virtual Community Campfire at 6 pm. While we can't be together in person, join us for this unique community holiday celebration. Learn more >>
Events Coming Up #LiveWithTheJ:
For a full list of #VirtualSJCC J Kids programs, visit the EVENTS CALENDAR.
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.
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! If your kid or teen is interested in participating or has questions, please email Program Manager Jessica Ost or call 206-388-1987.
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 >>
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 >>