Family & Community Programs

The role of family and community in each child’s Jewish experience is a critical component of our Kesher Program. There are many opportunities throughout the year for parents and extended family to engage in learning alongside their children and to join us in community celebration and prayer. Experience Shabbat and the holidays in a warm and welcoming community. Parent/Guardian attendance is either required or strongly encouraged for these events.

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Family Friday Night

An intergenerational community Shabbat celebration appropriate for all ages – from tots to grandparents. Tots enjoy music, stories, puppets and more with Felicia Sloin. Torah study with Rabbi Weiner for older children, teens, and adults. All come together for a meal. All are welcome! Parent/Guardian attendance required.

torah reading

Family Shabbat Morning Service

Integrated into our Kesher School program, students and their families participate in a weekly, family oriented, Shabbat morning service, led be Felicia Sloin.  Once a month, the students and families join together with the regular community service for a truly intergenerational experience.

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Chaggim B’yachad (Holidays Together)

Throughout the year, celebrations are held to mark the cycle of Jewish holidays. Activities for children of all ages and their parents can include crafts, cooking, celebratory meals, puppet shows and more. These celebrations take place on varied days, depending on how the holidays fall within the calendar that year. Parent/Guardian attendance required.

JCA Bakery

Work with educator-baker, Sam Coates-Finke, baking high quality, locally sourced challah and babka in the JCA outdoor wood fired clay oven. Sign up HERE. All JCA households are welcome to participate. Parent/Guardian Attendance required for students in grade 7 and under.