Germantown Jewish Centre offers fun and engaging Shabbat services & holiday programming for young children and their families – click the links for more information!
GJC offers an Early Childhood Program and summer Camp Keshet – check them out here!
Look for special Tot Shabbat on the calendar!
Look for GJC’s Friday evening Tot Shabbat services (outdoors in the summer). Puppets (along with their rabbis) teach the week’s Torah portion with stories and songs. Join the tambourine parade down to the playground for a delicious, tot-friendly dinner catered by Centre Catering. Advance RSVP by the Wednesday before each Tot Shabbat ($8/adult, $4/child for dinner (age 2+)—sponsorships available upon request). Check our calendar for the current schedule.
J.A.M. (Jewish Arts & Movement)
Germantown Jewish Centre’s JAM (Jewish Arts and Movement) programming, sponsored by the Harold & Renee Berger Family Engagement Endowment Fund, and supported by the Stanley R. Wolfe Foundation, brings families with young children together for creative and engaging experiences around Shabbat and Jewish holidays throughout the year. Each year, a series of unique, hands-on programs, targeted towards children age 1 to 5, offers families the opportunity to explore Judaism together in a kinetic, whole-body way, singing, moving, dancing, creating, listening, thinking and connecting. Guest artists collaborate with GJC rabbis to lead Shabbat services, afternoon programs and other events with song, dance, storytelling, art, music, puppetry and more. Relationships are at the heart of synagogue engagement, and each JAM program is built to provide an atmosphere of welcome and inclusion, providing a solid foundation for families to build meaningful and lasting relationships with each other, and to influence GJC culture in new and positive ways.
Advanced registration is necessary. Look for details through the year in upcoming and spotlight events, or stay connected by joining our JAM Facebook group.
Gather together for GJC’s family-friendly monthly Kol Zimrah service for all who are moved by music, led by Rabbi Adam Zeff and Nina Peskin, with Hoagy Wing on percussion.