FAMILY SOCIAL LIFE

The JCC offers many activities for families to do together. Some of those events are listed on this page. Browse through our Events Calendar to see other upcoming events your family might enjoy.

Monthly Moms’ Circle

Connect Your Life to the Jewish Calendar

Join Rabbi Laurie Matzkin, Mindful Jewish Journeys Educator, for an exploration of the themes of the Jewish months and how their unique energies can help focus our personal growth throughout the year. This framework for reflection and mindfulness is organized around the Jewish calendar but applies to women of all faiths. Diverse women come together to enjoy text study, self-reflection, journaling, and real life themes relevant to mothers of all ages and stages. We welcome all moms, including first-time participants!

Dates: Mondays, 9/9, 10/7, 10/17*, 11/11, 12/9, 1/13, 2/10, 3/9, 4/6, 5/11
Time: 8:45-10:15am
Fee: First session is free, then $10/session.
Registration: Click here to register online.

* 10/17 meeting is an offsite, evening event at 7:30pm: Wine and Women in the Sukkah. A new gathering at a private home (1702 Montemar Way, San Jose). Bring warm layers and a social spirit as we connect under the stars for this special holiday. Especially invited are working moms who can’t usually stay for Moms’ Circle morning gatherings! RSVPs encouraged but not required to rabbilaurie@apjcc.org.

More info: rabbilaurie@apjcc.org

This program is a partnership between the APJCC and the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley.

 

J-Fam: A Playgroup For Jewish Babies and Their Grownups

New to the area? New to parenthood? New to or want to learn more about Judaism? Looking to find new friends? Check out J-Fam!

With the guidance of a dynamic rabbi-educator (and mom of little ones), we will create a pluralistic space for sharing, venting, singing, learning, and most of all, supporting each other. For babies 5 months old to new walkers, with their grownup.

This group is facilitated by Rabbi Laurie Matzkin, the JCC’s Mindful Jewish Journeys Educator. It’s organized by the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, in partnership with the JCC.

We meet every other Wednesday from 10:00-11:00am. Cost is $100 for the entire session.

Upcoming dates:

  • Newborns to New Crawlers group: 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14, 5/28, 6/11
  • Crawlers to New Walkers group meets 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 11/27, 12/11, 1/8, 1/22

For more information or to sign up, contact Roni Wolf at Jewish Federation: roni@jvalley.org.

 

Grandpals Shabbat

Upcoming Dates: 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/15, 12/6, 12/13, 1/10, 1/24, 2/14, 2/28, 3/13, 3/27, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22
Time: 9:00-10:30am
Cost: Free

You’re also invited to join us for the kickoff program (Grandpals only) on 9/13 from 10:30am-12:00pm.

Miss your grandchildren, or wish you had some? Adults ages 55+ are invited to help explore and impart our rich traditions to our APJCC Los Gatos Preschool children. Join us monthly throughout the school year for storytelling, art, songs and Shabbat (the Jewish Sabbath) to connect the generations. This Family Social Life program runs during the school year, on selected Fridays. Free. For more information, please contact Cyndi Sherman at cyndi@apjcc.org.

Adults ages 55+ are invited to help explore and impart our rich traditions to our APJCC Preschool children. Join us monthly throughout the school year for storytelling, art, songs and Shabbat to connect the generations. This program runs during the school year, on selected Fridays from 9:00-10:30am. Free.

 

Family Sunday Swim Days

The JCC offers Family Sunday Swim Day twice a month during the summer, with the entire pool dedicated to family swim (except for one lane reserved for lap swimming). Bring some food and stay for the afternoon. Open to all!

Dates: June 9, June 23, July 7, July 21, August 4, August 18
Time: 12:00-3:00pm
Fee: FREE for JCC Full Center Members and Social Members. Non-members $30 per family.

More information: aquatics@apjcc.org

 

Float Night Pool Parties

Every summer the JCC hosts Float Nights, which are pool parties and barbecues for families, free of charge. For more information, email info@apjcc.org.

Our 2019 pool party dates will be:

  • Wednesday, June 19, 4:00-7:00pm – Open to the entire community. You don’t have to be a JCC member.
  • Wednesday, July 17, 4:00-7:00pm – Open to the entire community. You don’t have to be a JCC member.
  • Wednesday, August 7, 4:00-7:00pm – Member appreciation event. This one’s for JCC members only!

 

These Family Social Life programs are made possible, in part, by Jewish Peoplehood Initiative support by Koret Foundation, Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, and Jewish Federation of the Silicon Valley, and by donors like you. All APJCC Los Gatos programming for older adults (including Grandpals Shabbat) is made possible, in part,  by a  generous grant from The Myra Reinhard Family Foundation.