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Family Programs

Shabbat Morning JAM Tot Program

This new initiative, developed in 2014 and funded by the Harold and Renee Berger Family Engagement Endowment Fund, brings exciting, fun and educational programs to children and families.  Guest artists such as music-educator Chana Rothman, cookie-pro Debbie Werlin of Cookie Lab Philly and ZoomDance! collaborate with GJC rabbis to lead Shabbat services, afternoon programs and other events with song, dance, storytelling, art, music, puppetry and more.

Family Retreat

Registration is now open for the 2016 GJC Young Families Retreat!  This annual event will be held Friday, May 6 (late afternoon) through Sunday, May 8 (early afternoon) at the Malvern Retreat Center in Malvern, PA. The retreat gives families with young children (infants through tweens) time to connect, celebrate Shabbat, play, pray, sing and laugh together.  We welcome new and returning families!  

G'vanim (Hues) Concert

Join us for an evening of compelling rhythms, exotic melodies and timeless messages featuring Jewish music from Europe, Israel and the Sephardic world.  The songs celebrate the richness and diversity of Hebrew, Yiddish, Arabic and Ladino-speaking cultures.  

The concert features our in-house band, G'vanim, with vocalists Rabbi Zeff, Rabbi Lewis and Nina Peskin, and musicians Cheryl Bettigole, Mikael Elsila, Justin Fink, Elliott Seif and Hoagy Wing.

Charry Service & Shabbat Morning JAM (Storahtelling)

This new initiative, developed in 2014 and funded by the Harold and Renee Berger Family Engagement Endowment Fund, brings exciting, fun and educational programs to children and families.  Guest artists such as music-educator Chana Rothman, cookie-pro Debbie Werlin of Cookie Lab Philly and ZoomDance! collaborate with GJC rabbis to lead Shabbat services, afternoon programs and other events with song, dance, storytelling, art, music, puppetry and more.

February 13th Shabbat Morning JAM:  StorahTelling in the Charry Sanctuary with GJC Rabbis & Chana Rothman

Pre-Kol Zimrah Pizza Bagel & Pasta Dinner

Do you wish there was a simple dinner you could come to after work before GJC's Kol Zimrah service?  There is!  Come enjoy pizza bagels & pasta (catered by Centre Catering under TKS supervision), salad, drinks & community in the Temin Canteen, then join us for our family-friendly monthly Kol Zimrah service for all who are moved by music.  We encourage you to ask for a sponsorship for the meal if you need it, or sponsor another person's meal if you can. 

$8/adult, $4/child or a max of $25/family. 

Baby & Me

Baby & Me @ GJC

 

Fridays at 11:00 AM

(Baby & Me will meet on Dec. 4, 11 & 18, then take a break for the holidays.  We will start up again on Friday, Jan 8)

Pre Kol Zimrah Pizza Bagel & Pasta Dinner

Do you wish there was a simple dinner you could come to after work before GJC's Kol Zimrah service?  There is!  Come enjoy pizza bagels & pasta (catered by Centre Catering under TKS supervision), salad, drinks & community in the Temin Canteen, then join us for our family-friendly monthly Kol Zimrah service for all who are moved by music.  We encourage you to ask for a sponsorship for the meal if you need it, or sponsor another person's meal if you can. 

Baby & Me

End your busy week and move into Shabbat with a few minutes of mindfulness with your baby.  Come as you are, and connect with other parents, caregivers and their babies.  Everyone and every cry welcome!  Baby & Me is in partnership with GJC's Early Childhood Program.  Facilitators include Rabbi Annie Lewis, Rabbi Alanna Sklover and ECP Director Jodi Gordon.  Age: Newborn-9 months.

Baby & Me

End your busy week and move into Shabbat with a few minutes of mindfulness with your baby.  Come as you are, and connect with other parents, caregivers and their babies.  Everyone and every cry welcome!  Baby & Me is in partnership with GJC's Early Childhood Program.  Facilitators include Rabbi Annie Lewis, Rabbi Alanna Sklover and ECP Director Jodi Gordon.  Age: Newborn-9 months.

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