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Program Guide

Adult Programs Cultural Arts Kids 6-18

Group Fitness

Parenting Center

Families

Adult Sports Leagues

Enrichment 2-5

Holiday Celebrations

Aquatics


Parenting Center

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MINDFUL INTERACTIONS WITH YOUR BABY Mondays, 9:45-11 a.m. ages 7-14 months with parent/caregiver M $340/G $408 This class provides an opportunity for parents to focus on nurturing and establishing an authentic and trusting relationship with their child through observation and interaction. Topics include developmental stages, positive discipline, play and learning, and sleep. Parents will engage in discussions to better understand their child’s point of view and respond respectfully and sensitively to the cues given by their child. The infant-oriented environment will encourage the infants to focus on exploring and mastering new tasks at their own pace. Runs January through May; registration opens December 1.

SEATTLE JEWISH COOPERATIVE PLAYSCHOOL

Winter session: January 13-April 6.

Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 18 months-3 years with parent M $540/G $630

Register at www.SJCC.org

LIL’ BUBBLERS SWIM EXPERIENCE

Fridays, noon-2 p.m. ages 3-4 with parent FULL/WAITLIST ONLY

Classes meet at Seattle Jewish Community School, 12351 8th Avenue NE. These hands-on parent-toddler classes are led by an early childhood educator, and include playtime and exploration as well as songs, projects, music, and snacks. A parent education discussion group is also part of each class. Jewish content is integrated into classroom activities as well as parent discussion with a focus on building community around parenting and Jewish identity. Runs through June 20. Registration may be paid in monthly installments. Additional $45 supplies fee.

PJ LIBRARY NEIGHBORHOOD SONG AND STORYTIME SEATTLE Thursdays, 10 a.m. MERCER ISLAND Wednesdays, 10 a.m. FREE – no registration necessary Join PJ Library song leaders and storytellers for a story and playtime at the J. Betsy Dischel leads the Seattle group; Julie Warwick leads the group on Mercer Island.

TOT SHABBAT SEATTLE select Fridays, 9 a.m. MERCER ISLAND select Fridays, 9:45 a.m. FREE – no registration necessary Join us with your children and celebrate Shabbat with songs and challah on Friday mornings. See schedule at www.SJCC.org.

White boxes: at the SJCC Mercer Island campus. Color boxes: at locations listed. PRICING: M=member prices, G=guest prices Join the J today for member benefits. We welcome everyone.

Sundays, 9 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. ages 6 months-2 years M $143/G $207 This class gives parents a chance to help their first-time swimmers get used to the water and learn safety skills, bubble blowing, and water entry along with front and back floating while kicking. Parents help with their child during the entire class.

Expecting a baby? Know someone who is? The SJCC Parenting Center has a gift basket for every new Jewish baby in the greater Seattle area. Your Shalom Baby basket will be filled with items to welcome your new addition, and help you to nurture and bond with your baby. Also included is information to connect you with resources at the J and in our community. Shalom Baby is sponsored in the greater Seattle area by the Stroum Jewish Community Center and is made possible by Michele and Stan Rosen and the Herb and Rita Rosen Family Foundation.

The SJCC Parenting Center partners with the Community of Mindful Parents to offer two additional programs: Listening Mothers™ offers a unique opportunity for parents of babies through six months of age to discover the joys of parenting. Reflective Parenting is an innovative eight-week workshop for parents of children up to 8 years old to help develop skills to understand and build stronger relationships with their children. Learn more at www.CommunityOfMindfulParents.com.

SJCC Early Childhood School Join Us for an Open House

The SJCC Early Childhood School is a school of excellence where children feel secure and confident and are nurtured to become deep and creative thinkers. Learn more about our Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum, visit our classrooms, and meet our teachers at one of our open houses; no registration necessary. New family registration for the 2014-15 school year begins Wednesday, February 12. Mercer Island campus Thursday, December 5, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday, December 17, 10 a.m. only Tuesday, January 7, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday, January 23, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Seattle campus Thursday, December 5, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday, December 17, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday, January 23, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Learn more at www.SJCC.org.


PRE-BALLET II

Pre-Ballet II builds on the skills developed in Pre-Ballet; no previous experience necessary. The class continues to introduce kids to ballet technique, music awareness, and developing coordination through a variety of music, stories, and dance games. Children learn basic vocabulary and positions while also inventing their own favorite dance steps.

PLAYBALL© Mondays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. age 4 M $143/G $165

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. ages 3.5-5 M $182/G $208 Children are introduced to taekwondo in a fun and safe environment. In addition to learning basic kicks, punches, blocks, and Korean terminology, kids are introduced to the discipline and philosophies of martial arts in a fun and encouraging way. A martial arts uniform is required for this class; students may bring their own uniforms or purchase one through the J for an additional cost of $15 per uniform.

Enrichment 2-5

Mondays, 2:45-3:30 p.m. ages 4-5 M $169/G $195

3 Enrichment 2-5

Mondays, 12:45-1:30 p.m. ages 3.5-5 M $143/G $165

NEW! MY GYM MARTIAL ARTS: TAEKWONDO

GYMNASTICS Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. age 2 M $169/G $195 Fridays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. age 3 M $169/G $195

Playball© is a highly specialized program devised and continually updated by sports experts, occupational therapists, and educational specialists. In addition to developing and refining movement and sports skills, kids learn values such as respect, taking turns, and sportsmanship, which can be applied to life skills beyond athletics.

NEW! JAZZ DANCE

Jazz dance introduces basic technique through a structured warmup, exercises across the floor, and a combination learned at the end of class. Students will develop their own sense of rhythm, confidence, and showmanship.

CHILDREN’S YOGA AND CREATIVE DANCE Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. ages 4-5 M $169/G $195

Tumbling, jumping, leaping, and stretching for growing kids to build strength and grace. This class mixes traditional gymnastics with a dash of wild-and-crazy for a fun full-body workout.

JUNIOR SPORTS SKILLS Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. ages 3.5-5 M $169/G $195 A great program for your sports-minded, energetic kids. They’ll improve their coordination and self-confidence while learning games and sports skills.

MAGICAL MYSTERIES: AMAZING ADVENTURES Wednesdays, 12:45-1:30 p.m. ages 3.5-4.5 M $155/G $179

Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Ages 3.5-4 In this creative dramaM class, kids$210 will use their voices, bodies, and $182/G imaginations to explore adventure stories old and new. From helping kings solve their royal problems to questing for treasure, each week will feature a new story. The class also helps kids build skills in socialization, problem-solving, and working with others.

SWIMMING LESSONS Don’t forget about swimming lessons starting at age 3. To make it easy, we pick up and drop off in ECS. See details on page 15.

WORLD TOUR OF COOKING Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. ages 3-5 M $169/G $195 We’ll encourage your children’s confidence as we teach them about kitchen safety, global cuisine, and overall cooking basics. From Thailand to Mexico to Israel, each class will give kids a taste of world culture.

White boxes: at the SJCC Mercer Island campus. Color boxes: at locations listed. PRICING: M=member prices, G=guest prices Join the J today for member benefits. We welcome everyone.

SEATTLE PRE-BALLET II Tuesdays, 2:30-3:15 p.m. ages 3.5-5 M $169/G $195 At the SJCC Seattle campus. Pre-Ballet II builds on the skills developed in Pre-Ballet; no previous experience necessary. The class continues to introduce kids to ballet technique, music awareness, and developing coordination through a variety of music, stories, and dance games. Children learn basic vocabulary and positions while also inventing their own favorite dance steps.

Winter session: January 13-April 6.

Yoga is a wonderful way for little bodies to become more balanced, coordinated, flexible, and relaxed. Children will have fun with a mix of games, stories, and many yoga shapes.

Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. ages 4-5 M $169/G $195

Register at www.SJCC.org

Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. ages 3-5 M $169/G $195

Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. ages 3.5-4 M $169/G $195


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JUNIOR SPORTBALL

SPORTBALL: MULTISPORTS Sundays, 8:45-9:30 a.m. ages 16-24 months M $169/G $195

Children and parents participate in sports, creative games, songs, rhymes, stories, bubble time, and more. Sportball programs focus on exploration; children will be introduced to a different sport each week. Parents are encouraged to participate with their child and challenge them according to their skill level.

Sundays, 10:15-11:15 a.m. ages 3-5 M $169/G $195 Multisports is a dynamic sports program focusing on skill development in eight different sports. Classes reinforce the benefits of teamwork and skills development rather than the importance of winning, enabling children to gain the confidence and develop the social skills necessary to succeed in sports and in life.

SPORTBALL: ME AND MY DAD DINKY DUNKERS Mondays or Wednesdays, 5 or 6 or 7 p.m. kindergarten through 3rd grade M $105/G $165/late fee of $10 after December 19 Dinky Dunkers is a great introduction for both girls and boys to learn basketball fundamentals and game strategies, as well as teamwork and sportsmanship. Price includes league fee, jersey, and trophy. Games are played January 19 through March 9 on Sundays between 12:30 and 4:30 p.m.; game time varies based on age.

Sundays, 9:30-10:15 a.m. ages 2-3 M $169/G $195 Parents can have a direct hand in a preschooler’s development through eight different ball sports. Children learn important introductory physical skills and develop confidence in their abilities. Programs also help parents understand techniques that can be applied outside of classes.

Kids 6-18

We’re also looking for parent volunteers who would like to coach. If interested, please contact SJCC Recreation Coordinator Ken Di Raimondo at Di@sjcc.org or 206-388-0826.

J EXPLORERS

A program just for dads and their kindergarten through 3rd grade kids. J Explorers play games, learn new skills, enjoy the great outdoors, and celebrate Jewish values with other dads and kids. Must be a J Explorers member to participate in events.

J EXPLORERS CARDBOARD BOAT REGATTA

Sunday, February 9, 1:30-4:30 p.m. free with J Explorers membership

You’ve heard of pinewood car derbies and milk carton races, but have you ever tried to race a cardboard boat? Join the J Explorers to build your best waterproof vessel and try to sail across the SJCC pool without capsizing. We’ll provide cardboard, tape, and other materials for each group to design and construct their boats. If you have extra cardboard or supplies you think will make the most leakproof boat, please bring them along. Don’t forget a swimsuit!

J EXPLORERS FAMILY PICNIC

Register at www.SJCC.org

Sunday, May 4, 1-2:30 p.m. free with J Explorers membership Park on the Lid, 72nd Avenue and SE 22nd Street, Mercer Island

An opportunity for interested pre-k families to get to know the J Explorers program and J Explorers families. We’ll share a potluck, play field games, and compete in fun family relay races.

J EXPLORERS SPRING CAMPOUT

Saturday, May 31, at 10 a.m., until Sunday, June 1, at 11 a.m. $180 per dad-child pair/$80 per additional child $25 late registration fee after May 15 Camp Kalsman, 14724 184th Street NE, Arlington WA

Join us for the fourth annual J Explorers Spring Campout at Camp Kalsman. We have lots of fun activities, including gaga, canoeing, archery, arts and crafts, s’mores, campfires, a Havdalah celebration, and more. Lunch and dinner on Saturday are provided, along with breakfast on Sunday. Register by May 15 to avoid late fees and to get a special J Explorers campout t-shirt.

KIDSTOWN BEFORE- AND AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM Mornings, 7-9:30 a.m. Afternoons, M, T, Th, 2:30-7 p.m.; W, noon-7 p.m.; F, 2:30-6 p.m. preK-5th grade SJCC Mercer Island In Kidstown, we believe that children thrive in a safe and engaging environment. Our dedicated staff connects with each child by encouraging high self-esteem, healthy lifestyles, and positive social interactions. Every day, we first come together as a community, before breaking out into smaller group activities, such as arts and crafts, cooking, science, reading, homework, games, and sports. Mercer Island school buses pick up and drop off at the J. Transportation is available from and to the Jewish Day School, Seattle Hebrew Academy, and select Bellevue schools. Sign up for one day a week or five – or drop in when it’s convenient for your family. Find prices and details at www.SJCC.org.

KIDSTOWN COMMUNITY DAYS

Sunday, January 19 Sunday, April 20 free Kidstown families come together to pack lunches, clean up our neighborhood, and become involved in our community.

INTRODUCTION TO KIDSTOWN JUST FOR PRE-K AND KINDERGARTEN

Friday, February 7, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday, February 17, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. morning and afternoon care is available M $50/G $60

While ECS is closed, pre-k and kindergarten kids can check out Kidstown for a day. They’ll play games, create projects, and do what big kids do.


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NEW! HIP HOP DANCE

AFTERNOONS AT THE J NEW! EXPLORING CHEMISTRY Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m. ages 6-10 M $169/G $195 A fun and interesting introduction to the world of chemistry! From simple reactions to more complex solutions, students will be immersed in hands-on experiments and will learn about the power of chemistry.

NEW! YOGA AND CREATIVE MOVEMENT

Kids will be introduced to isolations, basic breaking and popping, and gain confidence in how their bodies move. This course will help kids develop rhythm and confidence in expressing their own individual talents.

Kids 6-18

Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. ages 6-10 M $169/G $195

SWIMMING LESSONS Don’t forget about swimming lessons starting at age 3. To make it easy, we pick up and drop off in Kidstown. See details on page 15.

Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. ages 6-10 M $169/G $195 Yoga is a wonderful way for bodies to become more balanced, coordinated, flexible, and relaxed. Kids will have fun with a mix of games, stories, and many yoga shapes.

JUST FOR TWEENS AND TEENS NEW! MY GYM MARTIAL ARTS: TAEKWONDO

Children are introduced to taekwondo in a fun and safe environment. In addition to learning basic kicks, punches, blocks, and Korean terminology, kids are introduced to the discipline and philosophies of martial arts in a fun and encouraging way. A martial arts uniform is required for this class; students may bring their own uniforms or purchase one through the J for an additional cost of $15 per uniform.

WORLD TOUR OF COOKING Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m. ages 6-10 M $169/G $195

NEW! FENCING Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. ages 6-10 M $170/G $195 En Garde! We are excited to partner with the Washington Fencing Academy to bring “fitness with an edge” to the J through this introductory class. Equipment cost included in registration.

White boxes: at the SJCC Mercer Island campus. Color boxes: at locations listed. PRICING: M=member prices, G=guest prices Join the J today for member benefits. We welcome everyone.

Sundays: January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, and May 4 1-3 p.m. 6th-8th grade M $60/G $80 Girls on the Go offers a safe space for 6th through 8th grade girls to explore through a Jewish lens the issues they face in their daily lives. Each meeting will center on a topic ranging from body image and positive decision making to creating a well-balanced life. The program meets monthly in collaboration with an adult leader, as well as female community role models. It allows girls to come together as equals and explore a greater world view.

JEWISH TWEEN EXTREME LIMO SCAVENGER HUNT Saturday, January 25, 7-11 p.m. 6th-8th grade $25 Grab your friends and hop in a limo for a scavenger hunt around Seattle. We’ll leave from the J and then meet up at Island Crust Café (7525 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island) at the end of the night for pizza and soda to tally the winners.

J-SERVE Sunday, April 27 6th-12th grade free Teens from around Seattle will come together and work on a community service project. Partners: BBYO, NCSY, Temple De Hirsch Sinai, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.

Winter session: January 13-April 6.

We’ll encourage your children’s confidence as we teach them about kitchen safety, global cuisine, and overall cooking basics. From Thailand to Mexico to Israel, each class will give kids a taste of world culture.

NEW! GIRLS ON THE GO

Register at www.SJCC.org

Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. ages 6-10 M $182/G $208


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WINTER BREAK CAMP

MID-WINTER BREAK CAMP

Monday, December 23 – Sugartopia: a day of sweet treats! Kids will decorate cookies and make their own gingerbread houses.

Monday, February 17 – Out of Africa: spend the day exploring the sights and wonders of Africa.

Tuesday, December 24 – Wacky Winter Olympics

Tuesday, February 18 – Board Game Bonanza

Wednesday, December 25 no camp

Wednesday, February 19 – Flying High: field trip to the Seattle Acrobatic and Aerial School.

Kids 6-18

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. morning and afternoon care is available M $50 per day/G $60 per day

Thursday, December 26 – Around the World: travel the world with a day of art and cooking – without leaving the J. Friday, December 27 – Winter Wonderland: kids will go ice skating, create snow globes, and build sugar cube castles. Monday, December 30 – Creepy Crawlers: the Reptile Man and his traveling bug exhibit visit the J with a bunch of creepy crawlers. Tuesday, December 31 – Field Trip Day: campers will spend the day playing games and more at Family Fun Center.

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. morning and afternoon care is available M $50 per day/G $60 per day

Thursday, February 20 – Treasure Island: arrrrgh! It’s a day fit for a pirate. Friday, February 21 – Alice in Wonderland: we’ll travel through Wonderland to have tea with the Mad Hatter and play croquet with the Red Queen. MORNING CARE 7-9:30 a.m. AFTERNOON CARE 4-6 p.m. price details on www.SJCC.org

Wednesday, January 1 no camp Thursday, January 2 – Building Day: kids will put their design and architecture skills to use creating their own towers, miniature cities, and more with Legos®, blocks, food, and other wacky materials.

Register at www.SJCC.org

Winter session: January 13-April 6.

Friday, January 3 – Inflatable Day: obstacle courses, bouncy house, and more will be set up in the gym for a day of inflatable fun. MORNING CARE 7-9:30 a.m. AFTERNOON CARE 4-6 p.m. price details on www.SJCC.org

SPRING BREAK CAMP

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. morning and afternoon care is available M $50 per day/G $60 per day

Monday, April 7 – Archeology Day: an expert from the Burke Museum will teach us about fossils and artifacts. Tuesday, April 8 – Dr. Seuss Day: from green eggs and ham to cats in hats, this day is all about the rhyming master. Wednesday, April 9 – Go Mariners! We’ll go to Safeco Field to cheer on our home team.

SCHOOL’S OUT CAMPS

When school’s out, the J is in! We offer a variety of full- and half-day camps during school breaks. Each day features activities centered on a special theme, plus kids will swim, play in the gym, and enjoy arts and crafts.

FULL-DAY SCHOOL’S OUT CAMPS

9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. morning and afternoon care is available M $50 per day /G $60 per day

Monday, January 20 – Snow Tubing Monday, March 17 – Fun in the Gym Friday, May 23 – Super Sports

HALF-DAY SCHOOL’S OUT CAMPS

Friday, April 11 – Slumber Party: it’s pajama day! We’ll watch a movie and play games in our pjs. MORNING CARE 7-9:30 a.m. AFTERNOON CARE 4-6 p.m. price details on www.SJCC.org

BIRTHDAY PARTIES AT THE J

noon-3 p.m. M $25/G $35

Friday, March 14 – Pi(e) Day – let’s bake pies to celebrate Pi Day. Friday, June 13 – Under the Sea – a day of fishy games and adventures in the deep blue sea. MORNING CARE 7-9:30 a.m. AFTERNOON CARE 3:30-7 p.m. M-Th, 3:30-6 p.m. F price details on www.SJCC.org

Thursday, April 10 – Mad Scientists: don your lab coat as we explore science.

Have a birthday party coming up? Celebrate at the J’s Mercer Island campus. Choose from our various themes or pick one of your own. Our staff members will plan your party for you and lead all your child’s favorite activities. To schedule a birthday party at the J, contact SJCC Youth and Family Program Coordinator Daliah Silver at DaliahS@sjcc.org or 206-388-0839. White boxes: at the SJCC Mercer Island campus. Color boxes: at locations listed. PRICING: M=member prices, G=guest prices Join the J today for member benefits. We welcome everyone.


PARENTS NIGHT OUT

EXTRAORDINARY NIGHT/EXTRAORDINARY KIDS

babysitting available for ages 6 months through 4 years M $40/G $50 It may be called Parents Night Out, but let’s be honest… it’s really for the kids! With each night a different theme, we’ll do something new every time. Games, arts and crafts, and activities mean there’s something for everyone. Includes dinner. Saturday, January 11 Birthday Party: it’s everyone’s birthday! Come celebrate with cake, presents, and games. Saturday, February 15 Wizard of Oz: follow the yellow brick road to adventure in the Land of Oz! Saturday, March 22 Monster Bash: Who’s that under the bed? Saturday, April 26 A Night at Hogwarts: it’s Harry Potter night! Drink pumpkin juice, play Quidditch, and win the battle for Hogwarts.

Sunday, February 23, 5-7 p.m. ages 4-12 free An activities night for families with children with special needs. We’ll have games in the gym, crafts in Kidstown, and floaties in the pool. We’ll have a room for adults to take a break while our staff members lead activities. If your child will swim, we ask that you supervise. Partner: The Friendship Circle.

Kids 6-18

select Saturdays (dates below), 5-10 p.m. ages 5 years through 5th grade M $30 ($15 for each sibling)/G $40 ($20 for each sibling)

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EXTRAORDINARY NIGHT/EXTRAORDINARY TEENS Saturday, May 10, 5-7 p.m. ages 12-18 free An activities night for teens with special needs to participate in arts and crafts, a gym obstacle course, and a pool party. We’ll have a room for adults to take a break while our staff members lead activities. If your child will swim, we ask that you supervise. Partner: Yellow Wood Academy.

Saturday, May 17 Under the Big Top: let’s run away to the circus. We’ll tumble, learn to perform tricks like a clown, and cook delicious circus food. Saturday, June 14 Summer Camp Kick-Off: are you ready for camp? We’ll get a jump start on an amazing summer.

FLOAT ON IN – POOL PARTY

The SJCC pool will be open to families and friends for a float night. Bring your favorite floaties or enjoy an assortment of inflatable pool toys for kids of all ages provided by SJCC Aquatics. Dinner included.

Sunday, April 6, 9 a.m-2 p.m. ages 10+ M $5/G $10 Twin Falls Trail, SE 159th Street, North Bend Hiking is a great workout and a wonderful opportunity to temporarily escape the stress of everyday life. This hike is great for both kids and grownups. Meet at Twin Falls Trailhead.

HYAK SNOWSHOEING TRIP Sunday, February 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. ages 10+ M $30/G $45 Hyak Sno-Park, Easton Join us for a day of fun in the snow at Hyak Sno-Park. We’ll hike through the winter wonderland and enjoy the scenery while getting a good workout. This trip is for individuals and families. Meet in the Hyak Sno-Park parking lot closest to the trail. We’ll depart at 9 a.m. sharp. Snowshoe rental is included in the price; participants are responsible for any other necessary gear.

White boxes: at the SJCC Mercer Island campus. Color boxes: at locations listed. PRICING: M=member prices, G=guest prices Join the J today for member benefits. We welcome everyone.

LUAU POOL PARTY Saturday, April 12, 5-6:45 p.m. all ages; children six and younger must be supervised in the pool M adults: $8, kids: $5/G $12 Bring Hawaii to the J! Put on your hula skirt and surfer gear and enjoy a “staycation” with Hawaiian music, tropical pool toys, and shaved ice. Dinner included.

Families

Saturday, January 25, 5-6:45 p.m. all ages; children six and younger must be supervised in the pool M adults: $8, kids: $5/G $12

TWIN FALLS HIKE


Holiday Celebrations

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PURIM CARNIVAL AND POOL PARTY Sunday, March 16 carnival: noon-3 p.m. pool party: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to join us for a day of family fun at the annual SJCC Purim Carnival. Free admission for the entire community. “Purim Land” for kids 5 and younger. Storytime with PJ Library®. We’ll have music, entertainment, a costume contest, and prizes. Purchase tickets for carnival games, inflatable toys, face painting, and more. Hamantashen and lunch will be for sale. Bring your swimsuits to splash in our pool with your friends! Partners: PJ Library, Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle, BBYO, Seattle Jewish Community School, NCSY, Camp Kalsman, Camp Solomon Schechter.

Register at www.SJCC.org

Winter session: January 13-April 6.

CUPCAKES AND HAVDALAH

CHOCOLATE FAMILY SEDER Thursday, April 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m. preK-6th grade M $10/G $15

Saturday, February 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m. ages 3 months-5th grade free Join us for a night of cupcake decorating while we learn about Havdalah and have storytime with PJ Library.

MATZOH BALL SOUP CLASS Wednesday, April 9, 4-5 p.m. kindergarten-5th grade M $5/G $8

Our staff will lead a short traditional seder with a delicious twist – everything will be made of chocolate and sweets. From chocolate-dipped strawberries and chocolate eggs to four glasses of chocolate milk, and, of course, chocolate-covered matzoh, this is a treat for kids of all ages.

Learn how to make a Passover essential: matzoh ball soup.

YOUNG FAMILY PASSOVER SEDER Thursday, April 17, 6-7:30 p.m. SJCC Seattle campus check web site for pricing Join us for a wonderful and fun Seder for families with young children (ages 6 and younger); celebrate the Passover story with food, music and crafts. All families are welcome.

LAG B’OMER Saturday, May 18, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. ages 2 and younger: free/ages 3-12: $3/13 and older: $6

White boxes: at the SJCC Mercer Island campus. Color boxes: at locations listed. PRICING: M=member prices, G=guest prices Join the J today for member benefits. We welcome everyone.

The event begins with Maccabi-style games for the whole family at the J. Then we’ll head across the street to the waterfront near HerzlNer Tamid for a barbeque and bonfire in the true spirit of Lag B’Omer. Partners: Herzl-Ner Tamid and BBYO.


NEW! SCHMOOZE, JEWS, AND BOOKS

Join SJCC staff and members for a monthly book club. Come to each meeting ready to share your thoughts about the month’s book and have fun with friends. Beverages included. January 5: “The Invisible Bridge,” by Julie Orringer February 23: “Suite Française,” by Irène Némirovsky April 6: “The Time in Between,” by María Dueñas May 18: “The Yiddish Policemen’s Union,” by Michael Chabon June 29: “The Finkler Question,” by Howard Jacobson

COOKING FOR YOUR FAMILY COOKING SERIES M $20 per class/G $25 per class This cooking class series, led by Teri Esensten of Café Stellina Catering, will give you hands-on opportunities to expand your cooking repertoire.

HEALTHY SNACKS FOR THE NEW YEAR

SEATTLE Monday, January 13, 6 p.m. MERCER ISLAND Tuesday, January 14, 9:45 a.m.

Saturday, March 22, 6:30-10 p.m. ages 21+ M $25/G $35 Grab your friends for a night on the town, scavenger hunt-style! We’ll meet at the J to divide into teams (ten people per limo team), and then go on a scavenger hunt around Seattle. Nosh baskets will be provided in each limo. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team. You can either request your team when you register or be assigned to one.

SJCC JEWISH TOUCH SERIES BLACK SABBATH: THE HISTORY OF AFRICANAMERICAN AND JEWISH POPULAR MUSIC

Sunday, April 6, 2 p.m. Members, seniors, students: $8/G $12

A musical exploration of the myriad ways Jews and AfricanAmericans have coalesced, clashed, and come together through American popular music. Josh Kun, Associate Professor of the USC Department of American Studies and Ethnicity, leads the discussion.

Start the new year out right with a healthy diet. Teri will show you how to make delicious and healthful treats your whole family will enjoy.

ANIMATING JEWISH LIFE

FAST AND EASY DINNERS

A look at the ways in which Jewish life and culture is portrayed in animation. Journalist Mark Pinsky of the Orlando Sentinel discusses the funny and the serious ways animation, from Disney movies to The Simpsons, showcase Jewish faith, customs, and ethnicity.

From school to practices and then homework – and everything in between – it’s hard to find time to cook dinner. But Teri has tons of tips, tricks, and recipes for fast and easy dinners perfect for any night of the week.

LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE winter classes start Friday, January 24 visit www.SJCC.org for details and prices

SEPHARDIC COOKING CLASS Monday, February 18, 6 p.m. M $12/G $18 Bubbes Marsha Krivosha and Sharon Lott take us on a culinary tour of Sephardic baked goods (including classics like bourekas and bulemas) in this delicious hands-on cooking class.

White boxes: at the SJCC Mercer Island campus. Color boxes: at locations listed. PRICING: M=member prices, G=guest prices Join the J today for member benefits. We welcome everyone.

IN CONCERT: EAST MEETS WEST

Sunday, June 8, 4 p.m. Members, seniors, students: $8/G $12

Back by popular demand! Cantors Brad Kurland and Ike Azose, along with Rabbis Simon Benzaquen and Daniel Weiner, will perform a delightful program that blends the great traditions of Sephardic and Ashkenazic music. Rabbi Bob Maslan will emcee.

PASSOVER COOKING CLASS Monday, April 7, 6-8 p.m. M $65/G $80 At Stopsky’s Delicatessen, 3016 78th Avenue SE, Mercer Island. The head chef of Stopsky’s Delicatessen leads a hands-on cooking class, putting a new spin on classic Passover recipes. This isn’t just a cooking class; you’ll get appetizers, wine, and dinner – and you will leave with delicious recipes.

Winter session: January 13-April 6.

Have you always wanted to learn to play bridge or would like to improve your skills? SJCC past Board President and ACBL-accredited bridge teacher Alan Tesler will teach you the game. To arrange other classes or times, contact instructor Alan Tesler at atesler3@comcast.net.

Sunday, May 4, 4 p.m. Members, seniors, students: $8/G $12

Register at www.SJCC.org

SEATTLE Monday, February 10, 6 p.m. MERCER ISLAND Tuesday, February 11, 6 p.m.

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select Sundays, 10:15-11:30 a.m. free

FANTASTIC VOYAGE: LIMO SCAVENGER HUNT


Cultural Arts

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SAVE THE DATE: “A STAGE IS BORN” SJCC AUDITORIUM GRAND OPENING Saturday, February 8, 8 p.m. Join us for the inaugural event in our newly remodeled auditorium, a star-studded evening of entertainment featuring cellist Julian Schwartz, Tony-nominated actor Chad Kimball (“Memphis”), a preview of Book-It Repertory Theatre’s upcoming “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay,” a rousing dance performance, and more. This will be the hottest ticket in town, so save the date. Tickets go on sale January 6.

SAVE THE DATES MARCH 1-9 The 19th annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival runs March 1-9, 2014, at venues in downtown Seattle and at the SJCC Mercer Island campus. Highlights include a happy hour and dessert reception, a special teen screening, and a closing night film and concert at the J’s newly renovated auditorium.

Register at www.SJCC.org

Winter session: January 13-April 6.

Visit www.SJCC.org in February 2014 for a complete lineup of films, guests, and events. Early registration discounts available to SJCC members in December 2013; visit www.SJCC.org to learn more. SJFF Locations AMC Pacific Place 11, 600 Pine Street, Seattle SIFF Cinema, 511 Queen Anne Avenue North, Seattle SJCC Mercer Island, 3801 East Mercer Way, Mercer Island seniors, students, and kids: $9 general admission: $12 special events: $18-$25 flex pass: $85-$100 early registration; 10% discount in December

MATZOH MOMMA SUNDAY BRUNCH AND FILM Sunday, March 2 brunch and music: 9:30 a.m. film: 11 a.m. SJCC members, seniors, students, kids under 13 $16/G $20 A special family event: enjoy Matzoh Momma’s Jewish comfort food and music from KlezKatz before the screening of a family film. For more information about SJFF (sponsorship, volunteering, supporting, attending), contact Festival Director Pamela Lavitt at sjff@sjcc.org.

SENIOR FILM AND BAGEL NOSH Wednesday, March 5 Seattle Jewish Theatre Company performance: 11:30 a.m. film: noon $8 Join us for a bagel nosh before the film. You’ll also be treated to a preview performance of Seattle Jewish Theatre Company’s upcoming production of “From Door to Door,” which will be performed at the J in the spring.

CLOSING NIGHT: “ROAD TO EDEN” FILM AND CONCERT WITH DAN NICHOLS Sunday, March 9 film: 3 p.m. concert: 4:30 p.m. M $18/G $25/children $18 Premiere of the locally-produced documentary film “Road to Eden,” about Jewish rocker Dan Nichols (third from left) and his band, Eighteen. Afterwards, Nichols and Eighteen will give an all-ages concert. Babysitting will be provided during the film (registration required), so little ones wil be ready to rock out for the concert.

SJFF BEST OF FEST ENCORE Wednesday, March 12, 7 p.m. free At Hillel at University of Washington, 4745 17th Avenue NE, Seattle. Catch a free Israeli film and join a discussion moderated by Professor Naomi Sokoloff with her Israeli Studies class.


SEATTLE JEWISH THEATRE COMPANY PERFORMS: “FROM DOOR TO DOOR”

“From Door to Door,” by award-winning playwright James Sherman, is a heartwarming, bittersweet comedy that follows the lives of three generations of Jewish women as the family moves from impoverished immigrant status to that of successful, wealthy JewishAmericans. Through these women, the play looks at what it means to be raised Jewish and how important and difficult it can be to love those closest to, and most like, ourselves.

Cultural Arts

Sunday, March 23, 2-4 p.m. M $12/G $18

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SJCC AND JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE PRESENT: “FREEDOM SONG” Sunday, March 30, 2 p.m. “Freedom Song” is a powerful and original musical workshop presented by Beit T’Shuvah’s Prevention Program and Music in Recovery. Using contemporary music to explore the historic universality of the struggle to free oneself from both internal and external bonds, the production juxtaposes personal stories of internal conflict and family dysfunction with the story of Passover. Generously underwritten by the Alhadeff Family Charitable Foundation.

Saturday, May 3, 8 p.m. Israeli singer-songwriter Noa and a string quartet from the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra come to the J for a special concert celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel Independence Day). Noa, known in Israel by her given name, Achinoam Nini, is one of Israel’s leading concert and recording artists. She and her longtime writing partner, Gil Dor (in photo at right), will perform songs from their recent album, “The Israeli Songbook,” a collection of classic Hebrew songs.

Sunday, June 15, 10 a.m. M $9/G $12 Celebrate Father’s Day with the Seattle Jewish Film Festival. Film and location to be announced.

Winter session: January 13-April 6.

FATHER’S DAY FAMILY SPORTS FILM

Register at www.SJCC.org

YOM HA’ATZMAUT COMMUNITY CONCERT: ISRAELI SINGER NOA


Group Fitness

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NEW! 30/30 WORKOUT CHALLENGE: JANUARY 2-31 Start your new year out right with our FREE 30/30 challenge. Spend the first month of the new year doing a 30-minute workout in the Fitness Center or pool, every day for 30 days. Come in on your own schedule and you’ll find workouts of the day posted in both the Fitness Center and the pool. Pick your workout and have a trainer or lifeguard sign off on your day’s work. We’ll offer fitness workshops and classes, post workout charts to track participation, and give out weekly prizes.

AQUATIC SPORT This heart-pumping workout in the pool exercises your entire body with no added impact on your joints. Intermediate to advanced.

BOOT CAMP

TAI CHI

This workout is fun and energetic. Work at your own pace with modifiable exercises that challenge your cardiovascular system and muscle strength. Intermediate to advanced. Ages 16 and up.

Tai Chi is a series of movements aimed to address the body and mind as an interconnected system. Mental and physical health benefits include improved posture, balance, flexibility, and strength. All levels.

Winter session: January 13-April 6.

NEW! CYCLE ZONE

Register at www.SJCC.org

Group fitness classes are included as part of your SJCC membership, except as noted. There’s no class registration, so you can sample classes to find the ones you like best. Updated schedules are available online, or you can pick one up at our Mercer Island campus.

TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING

Using your cardiac training ranges to establish an individualized training program, this personalized ride works for all levels. Take your pulse manually or use a heart rate monitor. All levels.

Functional movements and correct body alignment are used to tone and strengthen the body. All levels.

INDOOR CYCLING

ULTIMATE CONDITIONING

Cycling is a great way to burn calories and have fun. New riders, please arrive early to set up your bike. All levels.

Expanding on the Total Body Conditioning class, this class tests your muscle strength and endurance by combining toning and strengthening exercises with cardiovascular movement. Intermediate to advanced.

PILATES This basic level mat session is designed to lengthen and strengthen your entire body using core muscles. Based on the teachings of Joseph Pilates, this class will help you gain postural alignment, balance, and flexibility. All levels.

PI-YO Pi-Yo is a class that combines Pilates mat exercises with yoga postures to build core strength and enhance agility and balance. Intermediate to advanced levels.

STEP AND SCULPT Step aerobics choreography is combined with weight conditioning to tone and shape your body. Intermediate to advanced.

TABATA High-intensity intervals designed for maximum benefits to aerobic and anaerobic systems. Intermediate to advanced levels.

YOGA CORE SCULPT Athletic, vinyasa-style yoga class is designed to create a full mindbody workout. Participants use core yoga postures to increase strength, balance, and flexibility. Bring your own mat. All levels.

NEW! YOGA FUSION Mind-body centered yoga class that incorporates basic postures with mindful breathing. All levels.

YOGA - HATHA Learn and perfect poses to build flexibility, strength, balance, awareness of breath, and focus. Bring your own mat. All levels.

ZUMBA® Zumba® fuses hypnotic musical rhythms and tantalizing moves to create a dynamic workout system designed to be FUN and easy. All levels.


PERSONAL TRAINING

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CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program that delivers a fitness that is broad, general, and inclusive. The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability, making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. The same infinitely scalable routines work for young and old, couch potatoes and cage fighters.

ADVANTAGE PT

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Interested in making a tremendous improvement in your fitness level? Personal training provides you with the instruction and motivation necessary to reach your fitness goals. Train privately, with a partner, or with a group. Reach your fitness goals in a way that’s fun and affordable! To set up an appointment, contact SJCC Fitness General Manager JD Green at JDG@sjcc.org or at 206-388-1989.

MI CROSSFIT

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The SJCC partners for physical therapy through Advantage Physical Therapy and Joel Spring, DPT, whose treatment model is different than most, using experienced, licensed physical therapists and scheduling hour-long visits to ensure the time and resources to get you better as fast as possible. At the SJCC Mercer Island campus.

SENIOR FITNESS CLASSES SENIOR CARDIO FITNESS Have fun moving to music and flexing your muscles. This class will use bands, weights, and mats learn how to activate your functional muscles to make your activities for daily living easier and safer. All levels.

Using a chair for stability, gain strength, stamina, and increased flexibility with specialized exercises for senior adults. Beginners.

TAI CHI Tai Chi is a series of movements aimed to address the body and mind as an interconnected system. Mental and physical health benefits include improved posture, balance, flexibility, and strength. All levels.

SILVERSNEAKERS® – SENIOR FITNESS PROGRAM The SilverSneakers® senior fitness program is a customized exercise class for older adults living an active lifestyle. Group exercise classes focus on cardiovascular health, muscle strength, balance, coordination, and functional movement. Open to all SJCC members and SilverSneakers® members.

SILVERSNEAKERS®: CIRCUIT

Move through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and skills required during activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing, and a ball are used for resistance and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support.

Enjoy a heart-healthy moderately intense aerobic workout with a chair used for seated and/or standing support if needed. Basic steps and rhythmic movements for the upper and lower body are designed to give you a safe and fun workout. Resistance equipment may be used for muscular conditioning.

SILVERSNEAKERS®: SPLASH Activate your aquatic exercise urge for variety. SilverSplash® offers lots of fun and shallow water moves to improve agility, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. No swimming ability is required.

SILVERSNEAKERS®: STRETCH Stretch will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance, and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and a final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

Winter session: January 13-April 6.

SILVERSNEAKERS®: CLASSIC

Register at www.SJCC.org

CHAIR EXERCISE

Open to all SJCC members and SilverSneakers® members. If you have questions about SilverSneakers® or senior fitness classes, contact SJCC Group Fitness Coordinator Dana Azose at DanaA@sjcc.org or 206-388-0836.


Adult Sports Leagues

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CHAI ROLLERS BOWLING LEAGUE Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. Ages 21+ M $120/G $150 Team meets at Imperial Lanes, 2101 22nd Avenue S, Seattle. Join either as an individual or a team of four. Your league fee covers three games each Wednesday and shoes, plus half off on food. At the end of the season, you’ll get ten free bowling passes and a bowling ball. Runs January 29-April 2.

MEN’S RECREATIONAL BBALL LEAGUE Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ages 18+ M $65/G $95 The J’s Men’s Recreational 4-on-4 basketball league is for both the seasoned veteran and the “weekend warrior.” You can create your own team or be entered into the free agent draft. League consists of eight regular season games plus playoffs. Runs January 21-April 8.

MEN’S MASTERS BBALL LEAGUE

Register at www.SJCC.org

Winter session: January 13-April 6.

Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ages 35+ M $55/G $75 Still enjoy the game of basketball, but maybe you’ve lost a step or two? The Masters League is for you. Teams are drafted to promote equal talent distribution. League consists of six regular season games plus playoffs. Runs January 23-March 27.

WOMEN’S RECREATIONAL BBALL LEAGUE Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Ages 18+ M $65/G $95 The J’s Women’s Recreational Basketball League features Sunday afternoons full of friendly competition. Whether you’re trying to stay in shape or just enjoy playing basketball with friends new and old, this is a fun league with a proud tradition. All skill levels are welcome. League consists of eight regular season games plus playoffs. Runs January 26-April 6.

White boxes: at the SJCC Mercer Island campus. Color boxes: at locations listed. PRICING: M=member prices, G=guest prices Join the J today for member benefits. We welcome everyone.


PRESCHOOL SWIM LESSONS

Preschool Beginner: Introduction to Water The beginner’s class teaches preschoolers water safety rules and beginning swimming skills. They will be introduced to submersion, putting their face in the water, swimming on their backs with and without support, and kicking techniques. Preschool Intermediate: Fundamental Swimming Skills In the second level of preschool lessons, swimmers will continue improving their skills and learn to swim unassisted on their front and back. Swimmers will be introduced to crawl stroke arms, backstroke arms, and self-rescue skills. Preschool Advanced: Developing Strokes In the final level of preschool swim lessons, swimmers will refine crawl stroke and backstroke. They will be introduced to side breathing, whip kick, and breaststroke arms. By the end of the course, swimmers will be able to swim at least 25 yards.

Ages 6-12 Mondays and Wednesdays 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m. Saturdays 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. Sundays 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. prices at www.SJCC.org Youth Beginner: Fundamental Swimming Skills In Youth Beginner, swimmers will learn water entry and exit, water safety rules, submersion, kicking skills, skills on front, skills on back, breath control skills, alternative positions, changing position and direction, and water and personal safety skills.

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Ages 3-5 Mondays & Wednesdays 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m. Fridays 1 p.m. Saturdays 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. Sundays 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. prices at www.SJCC.org

YOUTH SWIM LESSONS

Youth Intermediate: Stroke Development and Improvement In Youth Intermediate, swimmers will learn safety skills, water entry skills, life jacket skills, kicking skills, skills on front, skills on back, treading water and changing positions, deep water skills, open turns with push off, all strokes, and combined skills. Youth Advanced: Stroke Refinement and Proficiency In Youth Advanced, swimmers will increase their swimming distance from 25 yards to 50 yards and will learn advanced deep water skills, surface dives in deep water, turns, strokes, and combined skills.

PRE-COMPETITIVE SWIM CLUB LIL’ BUBBLERS SWIM EXPERIENCE

This class gives parents a chance to help their first-time swimmers get used to the water and learn safety skills, bubble blowing, and water entry along with front and back floating while kicking. Parents help with their child during the entire class.

SPECIAL POPULATIONS SWIM PROGRAM private and semi-private lessons for all ages M $30/G $35 per lesson

White boxes: at the SJCC Mercer Island campus. Color boxes: at locations listed. PRICING: M=member prices, G=guest prices Join the J today for member benefits. We welcome everyone.

Coach Chris Simpson, a 25-year veteran of the aquatics industry, leads structured workouts to prepare swimmers for competitive swim teams. Workouts emphasize racing techniques and rules, increasing technical skill, interacting as a team, and improving overall fitness.

Winter session: January 13-April 6.

A swim program for children and adults with special needs designed to help them learn adaptive tools and strategies to swim safely and increase strength, mobility, and function through aquatic techniques. Through instruction, all participants will learn that the water is a safe and fun environment. For more information or to register, contact SJCC Aquatics Manager Andrea Selix at AndreaS@sjcc.org or 206-388-0821.

Group II: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:45-6:30 p.m. Ages 9-12 M $330/G $429

Register at www.SJCC.org

Sundays, 9 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Ages 6 months-3 years M $143/G $207

Group I: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-5:45 p.m. Ages 5-8 M $330/G $429


Ninth Annual

SJCC Circle of Friends Luncheon

3801 East Mercer Way Mercer Island WA 98040 2618 NE 80th Street Seattle WA 98115

Thursday, April 24 SJCC Mercer Island campus

www.SJCC.org

11:30 a.m. registration noon-1 p.m. lunch and program

For a greener community, this guide was printed on 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper.

Join us as we honor this year’s Samuel and Althea Stroum Spirit of Inspirational Award honoree, Stan Rosen.

How to Register

Visit www.SJCC.org to browse and register for programs. Winter class registration opens December 9. Winter classes run January 13 through April 6. Register early for all programs. Programs with low registration may be cancelled before the start date.

DID YOU

KNOW

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EARLY CHILDHOOD SCHOOL FACTS

The Hamotzi blessing rings through our school 6,615 times each year.

ECS children braid and bake 14,000 loaves of challah each year. The ECS Parent Committee includes more than 200 parent volunteers who plan community events, appreciate teachers, and learn together. www.facebook.com/SJCCSeattle Follow us on Twitter

@StroumJCC

ECS faculty members and administrators have nearly 800 years of combined experience teaching young children. ECS is the largest Jewish early childhood school in greater Seattle, with 310 children at our Mercer Island and north Seattle campuses.

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