Jewish Family Events and Programs

Explore the meaning and fun behind our favorite holidays, practice Jewish values through hands-on activities, and spend quality time with your family through meaningful Jewish experiences. All are welcome!

We regularly offer programs that support your family’s connection to Jewish life and culture.

Shababa: Baby Play Group Inspired by Jewish Wisdom

Shababa is currently on a summer break. Watch for upcoming dates in our Jewish Life Newsletter. (Not already receiving the newsletter? Subscribe hereto have your name added to the list!_

Programs with Jewish Baby Network

Enjoy these upcoming programs with our friends at Jewish Baby Network! Learn more about Jewish Baby Network on the Peninsula here.

Baby and Tot Shabbat Picnic
Friday, June 16 · 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Join other Peninsula families for a musical Shabbat program for families with little ones (0-5 years). Learn more and sign up here.

Sunshiny Shabbat Picnic
Friday, July 28 · 5:30 – 7:00 pm · Congregation Beth Jacob (1550 Alameda de las Pulgas, Redwood City)
Join other Peninsula families for a musical Shabbat program for families with little ones (0-5 years)
Learn more & sign up here.

Drop-In Play
Join JBN in Palo Alto or San Mateo at their fun, state-of-the-art, and stimulating playrooms for two hours of interactive play with your child. Drop-in Play Facilitators will be on hand to provide helpful tips and guidance. Drop-In Play centers are open to parents and caregivers with children five years and under. The playroom can accommodate 15 families at a time, so plan to arrive just before each session begins to ensure that you and your child can participate.

Locations, Dates, and Times:

Jewish Family and Children’s Services (2001 Winward Way, San Mateo)
Every Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 am —12:00 pm

Parents Place Palo Alto, Koret Family Resource Center (200 Channing Avenue, Palo Alto)
Every Monday and Wednesday • 10:00 am — 12:00 pm

Sing Shalom

Tuesdays, August 1 to September 5 • 4:30 pm
Welcome to Music Together® Sing Shalom, the unique Jewish music class for families with young children birth-5 years of age!

The weekly parent-child music classes combine everything you love about the internationally recognized Music Together early childhood music education program with a carefully selected collection of familiar (and not-so-familiar) Jewish songs from throughout the world. Music Together Sing Shalom classes introduce Jewish themes and holidays and celebrate community through song, supporting parents and caregivers in introducing their children to a diverse, culturally rich Jewish heritage. Each week, a community of families comes together to sing, dance, and play in a class led by a trained Music Together teacher with a Jewish background. Interact musically with your children while supporting their development, strengthening your family relationships, and connecting with Jewish tradition culturally.

Learn more and sign up here.

Two Opportunities to Join Team Bay Area at the 2023 JCC Maccabi Games!

JCC Maccabi Games—Israel
For Jewish Teens Ages 14-17 • July 5-25, 2023

JCC Maccabi Games—Fort Lauderdale, Florida
For Jewish Teens Ages 12-16 • August 6-11, 2023

Be a part of Team Bay Area’s delegation to either Games! Learn more on our JCC Maccabi Games page.

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