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- J-Camp Registration is Open
- Thursday, January 21, 5:30–6:30 PM | J-Camp Information Meeting
- Sunday, January 24, 4:00–4:30 PM | Planting Seeds for the Future: Virtual Tu B'Shvat Seder
- Sundays, February 7–March 14, 8:30–10:00 PM | Parenting in a Pandemic: An Opportunity for Growth
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J-Camp Registration Is Open
After an awesome 2020, we are back and getting ready for an amazing 2021. We can't wait to welcome you to camp again this summer for a safe, fun and meaningful experience! For more information about sessions and activities, and to register, click here.
NEW! J-Camp Information Meeting
Thursday, January 21, 5:30–6:30 PM
Have questions about summer 2021 and want to talk to the J-Camp leadership team?
Join us to learn about our plans for summer 2021 and ask any questions you have in preparation for the summer.
To register for the meeting, click here.
For more information on camp, and to register, click here.
NEW! Planting Seeds for the Future: Virtual Tu B'Shvat Seder
Sunday, January 24, 4:00–4:30 PM
Tu B'Shvat, the Jewish earth day, is the traditional reminder that spring is just around the corner.Join us for a family-friendly virtual musical Tu B’Shvat Seder and seed planting. For more information and to register, click here.
NEW! Parenting in a Pandemic: An Opportunity for Growth
Sundays, February 7–March 14, 8:30–10:00 PM
Do you ever feel that you are unable to be the parent you wanted to be? Are you fed up with arguing with your kids most of the time? Do you get angry and punish your kids but then feel guilty about it? You are not alone. 2020 has flipped our world upside down. The new work-from-home paradigm presents a host of challenges including 24/7 parenting. Join a parenting group that will provide you with tools and strategies to navigate your new role as involuntary stay-at-home parents. For more information and to register, click here.
Kehillah Virtual Admissions Open House
Our Virtual Admissions Open House is now live. This evolving, interactive web portal has been designed to provide prospective students and parents with ways to learn about our school through videos and other media that show our program and culture in action.
If you know of families considering options for high school, please invite them to visit this new portal to explore the possibility of Kehillah as their high school home. Click here to visit.
Les Mills BORN TO MOVE Workouts for Kids!
Check out these new on-demand, 20- to 40-minute classes for kids from Les Mills, jam-packed with cool music and fitness moves from dance, martial arts and yoga. Sure to leave kids (and parents) feeling great!
American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Children's Corner
American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (AFIPO), which supports the world-class Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO), has launched "Children's Corner," a series of free digital music education resources created especially for homebound audiences. AFIPO invites parents, educators and program directors alike to utilize these fun and easy-to-use digital materials to supplement their at-home curriculum.
Simply click here and enter your email to download.
Lost Tribe Esports: Free Gaming Tournaments for Jewish Teens
Various Days and Times
Lost Tribe Esports is serving Jewish communities, offering online e-sports and social opportunities for Jewish teens 12–18 years old free of charge on a private, monitored and safe Discord channel. Click here for more information.
Multiple tournaments are held each week, with a variety of games available, including NBA2K, FIFA, Madden, Smash Bros., Rocket League and Fortnite. Click here to join today!
Videos from the Club J Team:
Social Action During Coronavirus
Help IsraAID Distribute Vital Relief Supplies to Our Community
Our friends at IsraAID are urgently seeking volunteers to assist efforts in providing vital relief supplies to our most vulnerable communities. Operations are conducted in accordance with CDC guidelines. Activities include:
- In San Jose Warehouse: Sorting and packing of relief supplies
- From San Carlos: Distribution of food packages to people's homes
Get more information or sign up to a volunteer orientation/training here.
A Guide for Teen Social Action During Coronavirus
Tzedek America has created a guide for teens and others seeking ways to help others during the COVID-19 crisis. Download it here.
From the PJ Library:
PJ Library Podcast—Have I Got a Story for You: Every episode of Have I Got a Story for You takes a classic Jewish folk tale and gives it a modern twist. You can explore episodes here and if you find one you really like, be sure to click on the episode page to find activities, book lists, and keep the fun going. Produced by PJ Library, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.
PJ Library Resources for Quarantined Families: A program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library provides oodles of ways for your family to stay busy and have fun at home. Offerings are organized by: Family Together Time, Activities for Babies & Toddlers, Learning Languages, Arts & Crafts, Unplugged Time, Kids in the Kitchen and Hands On Activities from Favorite PJ Library Books. PJ Library also includes a section on How to Talk to Your Kids about Scary Situations to help with conversations about the COVID-19 crisis.
A Message from the Staff of the JCC Maccabi Sports Camp:
Our fun-loving JCC Maccabi Sports Camp staff created a wonderfully upbeat video for campers and their families to let them know how much they care about camp, each other and the JMSC camp community. This lighthearted video will put a smile on your face as well as give you some other ways to use a certain stockpiled item...
Introducing Jewish Sports Now: On Demand Training for Young Athletes
JCC Maccabi Sports Camp is thrilled to introduce "Jewish Sports Now", an exciting new collaboration from the leaders in the Jewish sports world. Young Jewish athletes from all over the world now have access to elite coaching—for free—to work on their game from their living room, basement, backyard or neighborhood park! Jewish Sports Now presents a digital library of sports training videos from top professional coaches. Presented in partnership with Maccabi USA, Maccabi Canada, JCC Maccabi Games, Ramah Sports Academy, and URJ 6 Points Sports Academy. Check them out here.
JCC Maccabi Sports Camp @ Home
Join JCC Maccabi Sports Camp online! FREE events include:
- Skill development workouts led by JMSC Coaches for baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis and volleyball
- Brand new talk show with camp leadership, ""Josh & Eytan in the Morning" every Monday at 2:00 PM pm on Facebook Live. Check out their first broadcast here!
- Join on Facebook Live for Shabbat, Fridays at 6:00 PM. Contact Eytan Graubart, Camp Director, for more information at [email protected].
Family Activities from the Live Fully Blog:
Board Games in a Time of Social Distancing: Seth Leslie, OFJCC's Chief Development Officer, has a penchant for highly original strategy games. Find his recommendations for the best board games for enjoying sheltering in place with the family here.
Still More Game Resources: Our friends at NPR put together a list of resources for taking your favorite board games online so you can play with friends while still social distancing.
Enjoy videos from the Leslie Family Preschool: