Early Childhood





More Ways to Celebrate Our 90th Anniversary


Our anniversary, your gift!

Take part in these special offerings and celebrate.


90 Day Fitness Challenge
Sign up at the Welcome Desk NOW to participate in this sports, fitness and aquatic challenge that begins the day after the Gala. Complete 90 minutes of activity at  the J each week for the next three months and log in your progress. Everyone who completes the challenge will be rewarded with prizes  that include free swim or gymnastic lessons, personal or small group training, and more. The 90th Anniversary Challenge runs from Sunday, April 7 until  Saturday, July 6. (Must be 14+)



90 Minute Dance Jam 
Members and non-members can just show up and enjoy this free, special 90 minute Dance Jam in the Gym which includes hip hop, Zumba and other forms of Latin dance. Sunday, May 19, 10:00-11:30 AM. 



$90 Swim Lessons
For 90 days, members of any age can take advantage of a price break on two private swimming lessons. Sign up for two half-hour lessons for the reduced fee of $90. Contact Aquatics Director Eric Hammermeister at ehammermeister@shamesjcc.org



$90 Music Lessons
Your child can take advantage of three private, half-hour music lessons in violin, piano, guitar, flute, clarinet, trumpet and saxophone. This is a special anniversary savings of $30 that will last for 90 days. Group lessons in piano, guitar and Suzuki violin are also specially priced.  Contact Music School Director Marianna Udler at mudler@shamesjcc.org



Jewish Art, Music and Stories for the 90th
Snack and learn at three Friday afternoon events: Immigration & Displacement in Israeli Art, April 5, 12-1:30 PM; “Itzah”, the film, April 12, 12:30-2PM and Hasidic Tales of Wonder, Magic and Mysticism, April 26, 12:30-2:00PM.


Our program participants are celebrating too!  Watch for:


A DISPLAY of  90th anniversary/birthday cards created by our Special Needs program participants



A 90- SECOND VIDEO of members’ impressions shot by teens in our Youth Program



Look for 90 Kindness Rocks with colorful messages created by kids in our Almost Home Program. They will be outside and around the J to make you smile.




90 ACTIVITY PACKAGES for chlldren with cancer– Thinking of those less fortunate, the pre-schoolers in our Children’s Garden Center will be putting together activity packages for children going through Chemo in local hospitals . They will be stuffed with colored pencils and crafts, to keep these little tykes busy and happy.



90 CHILD-MADE PLANTERS– Littlest kids love the dirt and what could be better than getting our Early Childhood Program involved in making 90 little planters.  See them all over the campus by week of May 20.