Early Childhood





Special Events • Families

YOGA for Hope & Healing

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To honor the one year anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman  Douglas High School shooting, in Parkland, Florida, Shames JCC will join yoga studios around the world and participate in YOGA for Hope & Healing.

JCC Members and Non-members, ages 13+

Thursday, February 14, 2019

6:00 – 7:00 PM

Suggested donation: $10. All proceeds will go to Yoga4MSD.

All participants should arrive by 5:45 to register. Participants aged 13 & 14 years old must have their guardians sign a waiver prior to participation. Contact Kayla Reisman at kreisman@shamesjcc.org for a copy of the waiver. To learn more about this event, please email: balancebreatheyoga@gmail.com

About Yoga4MSD: Yoga4MSD is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit founded by MSD Yoga teacher Amy Kenny in the days following the shooting at her school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School, Parkland, Florida.



Taste of Camp


Ages 2 – 16 with their parents
Sunday, February 3, 2019; 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Free for Members and Non-members/ Gymnasium

Have kids? Thinking about summer camp? Mark your calendar for our first ever non-traditional camp fair where various early childhood camps, day camps, overnight camps, and special needs camp are all together under one roof at the Shames JCC.

There will be an expert-led panel discussion for parents, fun hands-on activities for children and teens, and ice cream.

Children will get a “taste of camp” by participating in hands-on activities that mirror camp activities including Gaga, Israeli dancing, truffle –making, 3-D printing, and more.

Activities will run every 15 minutes with limited space. Arrive by 1:15 PM to guarantee your spot at your favorite activity.

An expert-led discussion panel for parents will cover:

  • The power and impact of camping
  • Preparing one’s child for camp
  • Selecting the correct camp

In addition to our JCC’s own great camps – River Friends Day Camp and Camp Twelve Trails – come find out about the following camps:

Day Camps

Ramah Day Camp in Nyack

Elmwood Day Camp

Camp Young Judea Sprout Westchester Day Camp

Camp Hudson on Hastings

Westchester Circus Arts

Overnight Camps

Camp Young Judea Sprout Lake

Camp Poyntelle

Odyssey Teen Camp

Surprise Lake Camp

Eden Village Camp

Berkshire Hills Eisenberg Camp

Berkshire Hills Culinary

Ramah Sports Academy

Camp Ramah in the Berkshires

URJ Eisner Camp

URJ Crane Lake Camp

URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy

NJYCamps: Camp Nah-Jee-Wah

NJYCamps: Cedar Lake Camp

NJYCamps: Round Lake Camp

NJYCamps: Teen Camp

NJYCamps: Camp Nesher

NJYCamps: Camp Shoshanim

Questions? Contact Melissa Deierlein at mdeierlein@shamesjcc.org or Kayla Reisman at kreisman@shamesjcc.org