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Infant & Tot Programming

Shabbat Warm-up Tot Storytime at
Big Blue Marble Bookstore
(offsite at 551 Carpenter Lane)

Join Rabbi Alanna for a Shabbat warm-up filled with stories, songs and crafts - and special surprises for the holidays! Check our website calendar (filter by Family Programs) for upcoming dates, or see below

Summer Tot Shabbat

Look for GJC’s Friday evening outdoor Tot Shabbat Services in July and August. 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 July and August 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.

Kol Zimrah

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.

Check out Children's Shabbat & Holidays here!