Jewish Life

Explore thought-provoking Jewish topics and teachings, deepen connections to the holidays, and introduce kids + teens to Judaic programming.

Upcoming Events:

For full list of events, visit our EVENTS CALENDAR.


Latest from the J:

  • Seattle Jewish Film Festival (2/8/2023) - SJFF is an annual festival highlighting global Jewish and Israeli talent and stories from around the world to bring us together. SJFF returns March 11-26, 2023!
  • Purim Returns March 5! (2/7/2023) - Celebrate Jewish holidays, community festivals, and annual observances with the J all year long.
  • Hands on Hanukkah at Crossroads (12/22/2022) - We spread some warmth and light at Bellevue’s Crossroads Mall on a very cold Wednesday afternoon! We got to meet lots of new friends taking a break from their holiday… Continue reading Hands on Hanukkah at Crossroads
  • Hands on Hanukkah at Bellevue Botanical Garden (12/18/2022) - The Stroum Jewish Community Center's Hands on Hanukkah tour throughout the Puget Sound took us to Bellevue Botanical Garden and their annual Garden d’Lights on Dec. 17, 2022.
  • Hanukkah at the J (12/12/2022) - Celebrate the Festival of Lights with Hanukkah programs at the J and in your neighborhood. Maccabeats concerts, Hands on Hanukkah, and more!
  • Hands on Hanukkah at Seward Park (12/11/2022) - The Stroum Jewish Community Center's Hands on Hanukkah tour throughout the Puget Sound took us to Third Place Books in Seward Park on Sunday, Dec. 11.
  • Hanukkah Storytime + Sing-Along (12/11/2022) - The Stroum Jewish Community Center's Hanukkah In Your Neighborhood included a Hanukkah Storytime + Sing-Along live from the J's stage in Mercer Island.
  • Hanukkah Art Workshop (12/8/2022) - We got creative at our Hanukkah Art Workshop, making our own art inspired by the theme of "light."

Programs:

Teen Judaic Programming

Teens can make new friends, explore Judaic life, and learn about philanthropy.

  • Giving Initiative for Teens (GIFT): Combining philanthropy + Jewish values for 9th-12th graders. Learn more >>
  • NEW! MyChai: 18 Jewish things a young Jew should know, care about, and be able to do by age 18. For 6th-9th graders. Learn more >>
  • Teen Peer Groups: A chance for teens to explore how Jewish values and traditions help guide them during their teenage years. For 6th-9th graders. Learn more >>

Mitzvah Corps

The SJCC’s volunteer program, Mitzvah Corps, addresses the needs of our local community through volunteer opportunities and outreach programs where neighbors can help neighbors.

Purim Returns March 5!

Celebrate Jewish holidays, community festivals, and annual observances with the J all year long.