The JCC’s Early Childhood Education Department offers enrichment classes for children from birth to 5 years old. These classes are open to everyone–you don’t have to be an APJCC Preschool family to enroll a child in these classes.
Our enrichment classes are currently virtual (on Zoom).

J-Fam, a playgroup for Jewish babies and their grownups. PJ Library and Addison-Penzak JCC.Make connections with other families and strengthen your bond with your little one. Sharing, singing, learning and mutual support are all are part our sessions! Our arms are open to moms, dads, grandparents or other caregivers. Now in its 3rd year, J-Fam continues to support babies and their grownups during the challenges of pandemic parenting. Meeting via Zoom, Tuesday mornings. As restrictions ease, there is potential for distanced, outdoor sessions.


Fee: $70 for 10 sessions, scholarships available.

For more information, contact rabbilaurie@jvalley.org.

Tuesdays March 30-June 6 9:00-9:45am $70

Music Together. Have a musical conversation with your little one!

We are thrilled to offer Music Together with a Jewish twist. Rabbi Laurie brings her musical background, Jewish passion and song leading experience to this exciting integration of a research-backed early childhood music program with Jewish literacy. Grownup participation is required. Families will receive Music Together materials and supplemental materials, as well as a weekly video of a bonus song in our private FB group!

Spring Collection (Triangle) with beloved Hebrew & Jewish songs added, and a bonus class during Passover week!

More information: rabbilaurie@jvalley.org

REGISTER HERE for the class series.

Sunday March 21-June 6 10:00-10:30am $175

PJ Library’s new monthly program will liven up your Saturdays with stories, music and movement the whole family will enjoy, led by Rabbi Laurie. All are welcome, including interfaith, LGBTQIA, and adoptive families; single parents; people of color, and grandparents. Participation is free and snacks will be provided. Previously held in San Jose Public Libraries… currently held on Zoom! Find us on Facebook for updated event info.

Double Theme: TRAINS and ISRAEL!

All aboard!! Ride the light rail around Jerusalem with Engineer Arielle, the great-granddaughter of the famous Engineer Ari, the first conductor on the Tel Aviv – Jerusalem train! We’ll sing train songs in English and Hebrew, read about Arielle’s fantastic Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) and other PJ Library Israel-themed books, and “show and tell” your own favorite train pieces! This will be an energetic way to celebrate Shabbat and gear up for Israel’s birthday. Train costumes welcome!


To sign up, contact Rabbi Laurie Matzkin, rabbilaurie@jvalley.org.

Saturdays Ongoing: April 17 4:00-5:00pm Free

The JCC offers group swim lessons in the spring, summer, and fall, and private and semi-private lessons all year long. Our outdoor pool is heated to 82 degrees year-round. Keep your child in swim lessons throughout the year so they don’t forget what they learned over the summer!

For details, see the Swim Lessons page or contact aquatics@jvalley.org or 408.357.7428.