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    Virtual OFJCC: Kids, Teens & Families

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    Club J Videos
    Virtual Camps
    Featured Events
    Social Action During Coronavirus
    Family Activities
    Les Mills Workouts for Kids
    From the PJ Library
    Leslie Family Preschool Videos
    Other Activities





    NEW!  Just Added:
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    • Friday, October 30, 2:30–3:00 PM | Baby Sign Language—Introduction
    • Fridays, November 6–December 18, 10:00–11:00 AM | Baby Sign Language—Six-Week Series
    • Sunday, November 8, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM | Sunday Cycle: Family Fun Bike Ride
    • Sunday, November 15, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM | Family Hike
    • Sunday, November 22, 10:30 AM–12:00 PM | Let's Go Fly a Kite
    • American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Children's Corner

    Click here for all our new offerings!



    Featured Events

     

    NEW!  Baby Sign Language—Introduction
    Friday, October 30, 2:30–3:00 PM

    Baby Sign Language gives babies the opportunity to communicate long before they can verbalize their wants and needs. Signing with babies accelerates language acquisition, reduces frustration, enhances a child's self esteem and deepens the bond between parent and child. For more information and to register, click here.


    NEW!  Baby Sign Language—Six-Week Series
    Fridays, November 6–December 18, 10:00–11:00 AM
    Baby Sign Language gives babies the opportunity to communicate long before they can verbalize their wants and needs. Signing with babies accelerates language acquisition, reduces frustration, enhances a child's self esteem and deepens the bond between parent and child. For more information and to register, click here.
     
    NEW!  Sunday Cycle: Family Fun Bike Ride
    Sunday, November 8, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
    In need of some fresh air and fun? This is a perfect opportunity to get active outdoors for families with young children! For more information and to register, click here.


    NEW!  Family Hike
    Sunday, November 15, 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
    Bring the whole family as we hike, enjoy nature and connect with our Jewish values. Make new friends in this active, outdoor group for families with young children! For more information and to register, click here.


    NEW!  Let's Go Fly a Kite
    Sunday, November 22, 10:30 AM–12:00 PM
    If you're looking for some high-flying entertainment, bring your family and join us at Shoreline Park! For more information and to register, click here.


    Beged Kefet Hebrew Language School 2020–21 Registration Now Open

    Registration is now open for Beged Kefet Hebrew language afterschool program for kids learning modern Hebrew in grades kindergarten through high school with college accreditation. Learn all about our weekly Hebrew courses in all levels, the amazing team of teachers, community celebrations of Israel and the Jewish holidays. Visit the Beged Kefet website for more information and to register. 



    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!



    NEW!  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.

     



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