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Family Programming

We offer many opportunities for the whole family (including the grandparents!) to make the most of the PJTC community. While descriptions for each of the programs below are also found elsewhere on our website, here’s a tidy list of highlights for you:

Sing Along Shabbat Services | Family-Friendly Holiday Programming | Home HospitalityJr. Congregation | Parent/Caregiver & Me Classes | Mailing List

SING ALONG SHABBAT SERVICES
Monthly on Saturday Mornings at 10AM

Short, engaging Shabbat services for kids and their adults, followed by schmoozing and snacks on the preschool playground. For more information or your chance to host snacks, contact Judy Callahan, jepcall@aol.com. Currently, these are scheduled for October 28, 2023; November 18, 2023; December 16, 2023; January 27, 2024; February 24, 2024; March 23, 2024; April 20, 2024; and June 1, 2024. 


FAMILY FRIENDLY HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING 
Children are always welcome at our holiday celebrations and services, and here’s a list of upcoming gatherings designed with families in mind:

  • Simchat Torah Party with DJ and dancing (10/8)
  • Family Havdalah with free dinner and bounce houses (11/12)
  • Whitman Family Hanukkah Dinner (12/8)
  • Purim Megillah Reading (3/23)
  • Purim Carnival & Mishloach Manot Deliveries (3/24)
  • Passover Young Families 2nd Night Seder (4/23)

For more information, contact Melissa Levy.

HOME HOSPITALITY
PJTC members host potluck meals at their homes during Sukkot, Hanukkah and the Counting of the Omer (the 7 weeks after Passover). Several are specifically for families with young children! Contact Melissa Levy, melissa@pjtc.net for more information or if you’d like to offer to host.

For more information, or to offer to host a dinner, contact Melissa Levy.

JR. CONGREGATION
Sometimes making the most of a program means making sure the kids are supervised! For Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, PJTC offers Jr. Congregation for youth 4+. Free for PJTC members!

For more information, contact Melissa Levy.

PARENT/CAREGIVER & ME CLASSES
PJTC members are welcome to join PJTC member and Director of B’nai Simcha Community Preschool, Chana Blugrind, for Caregiver & Me and Parenting classes. Contact Chana Blugrind, MAEd, for more information. 

Infant Classes 
For our youngest community members and their caregivers. Pre-walkers are welcome at any age. Learn about the developmental stages in the first year of life, how we can build secure attachment, and best support our children’s overall development. Sing, play, and have a parenting discussion in every class.


Toddler Classes
For our community toddlers (12 months+ or have begun walking) and their caregivers. We continue exploring how to best support development, how to set clear expectations and boundaries with our children, and create an environment that will support and encourage overall development. Play, explore, sing, and have a parenting discussion in every class.

YOUNG FAMILY MAILING LIST
Want to receive updates about Young Family Programming at PJTC? Join the Young Family Mailing List! When you sign up for this mailing list, you'll receive information on PJTC events relevant to young families—Sing Along Shabbat, Tot Shabbat, dinners and holiday celebrations, youth group for TK-2nd grade, etc. We will only send you emails when we have something we think you might be interested in exploring.

B’nai Simcha Jewish Community Preschool

Located on PJTC’s campus, B’nai Simcha offers a warm and nurturing program and is the only Jewish preschool in the west San Gabriel Valley.

PJ Library sends free Jewish children’s books to families across the world every month. 

Camp Gan Shalom 

The Jewish Federation’s summer camp for local youth and teens.

Mon, March 4 2024 24 Adar I 5784