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Children and Family Classes

47-RecreationOur Children and Family Classes offer exciting and interactive programs that give your entire family unique and playful learning experiences. From music and cooking to travels and fitness, every theme is sure to be an exciting new adventure!

In observance of Jewish & federal holidays, there will be no classes or programs held: April 10 (No classes after 2pm), 11, 12, 16 – 18, May 29, July 4, or September 4


Birth – 5 Years Classes

Family Dance
Ages 1 – 3

Introduce your little one to the wonderful world of dance. Children will have an opportunity to explore dance by moving creatively with scarves, ribbons, bean bags, and maracas. Each week the dance jam will end with a calming stretch and a short story. This is a parent-child class.

Summer Session 1: June 4 – July 15 
Summer Session 2: July 16 – August 19
Sundays, 10 – 10:30am; J Member: $60; public: $72

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Top Chef Tots with Miss Teeny – Summer Snacks
Ages 3 – 5 years 11 months

Come cook with us! we’ll make summer snacks and tasty treat will be made each week, while children learn about basic cooking skills like mixing and measuring!

Summer June 12 – July 21 
Wednesdays, 1 – 2:00pm; J Member: $60; public: $72

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Kids Class Sampler
Ages 3 – 5 years 11 months

Enjoy a little bit of everything! Each week we will try a new activity from sports to outdoor exploration and more!

Summer June 12 – July 17 
Mondays, 1 – 2:00pm; J Member: $60; public: $72

Register

Events

Bark with the J

June 4, 1 – 3pm at Red Dog Pet Resort
Humans and canines of all ages are welcome | J Members: $5; public: $10

Bark with the J! Bring your furry friend for a day of fun in the sun planned and organized by JCC Teens. There will be lots of other dogs to play with and other dog park activities.

Register

Parent Social

June 23 & July 14, 9 – 10:30am

Parents and caregivers of children attending Camp at the J and the Early Childhood School are invited for a FREE snack and schmooze in the JCC’s beautiful courtyard. Drop off your youngster and treat yourself to donuts and coffee, on us!


Israeli Scouts Concert: Tzofim Friendship Caravan

July 2, 5:30pm | FREE with RSVP

Join us for this FREE, annual community concert filled with song and dance. The Israeli Tzofim Friendship Caravan once again brings excitement, energy, and friendship to North America with its live performance. The Caravan’s celebration of Israeli culture will resound with kids and families of all ages. These young Israeli performers are selected by many rounds of competitive auditions and spend a year rehearsing for their tour. Come enjoy this fun and upbeat community evening!

Presented in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati

RSVP

Kar Ben Book Fair

August 6: Book Fair 1 – 5pm; PJ Library Birthday Celebration 3pm
August 7 & 8: Book Fair 9am – 12pm and 3 – 6pm; Daily Storytime 3pm
Join us as we celebrate the 9th year of PJ Library in Cincinnati with a 3-day celebration of Jewish children’s books! This Kar Ben Book Fair will provide your family with a diverse selection of Jewish literature to browse and purchase. The festivities kick off on Sunday, August 6 with a PJ Library Birthday Bash including games, snacks, and an interactive reading of a PJ Library story.


Grades K – 5 Classes

SAY Soccer Passers Boys

Ages 5 – 7

Boys are invited to play in the SAY EAST Cincinnati Soccer League. Games will be on Sunday afternoons in the fall between 1 – 5pm. A game schedule will be made available closer to the season start. Parent Coaches and Assistant Coaches are needed! Please contact Mike Creemer at 513.761.7500 ext. 1214 to learn more about these opportunities.

August 21 – October 23
Mondays, 4:30 – 5:30pm; J Member: $99; public: $129

Register

SAY Soccer Passers Girls

Ages 5 – 7

Girls are invited to play in the SAY EAST Cincinnati Soccer League. Games will be on Sunday afternoons in the fall between 1 – 5pm. A game schedule will be made available closer to the season start. Parent Coaches and Assistant Coaches are needed! Please contact Mike Creemer at 513.761.7500 ext. 1214 to learn more about these opportunities.

August 21 – October 23
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30pm; J Member: $99; public: $129

Register

SAY Soccer Wings Boys

Ages 7 – 10

Boys are invited to play in the SAY EAST Cincinnati Soccer League. Games will be on Sunday afternoons in the fall between 1 – 5pm. A game schedule will be made available closer to the season start. Parent Coaches and Assistant Coaches are needed! Please contact Mike Creemer at 513.761.7500 ext. 1214 to learn more about these opportunities.

August 21 – October 23
Mondays, 5:30 – 6:30pm; J Member: $99; public: $129

Register

SAY Soccer Wings Girls

Ages 7 – 10

Girls are invited to play in the SAY EAST Cincinnati Soccer League. Games will be on Sunday afternoons in the fall between 1 – 5pm. A game schedule will be made available closer to the season start. Parent Coaches and Assistant Coaches are needed! Please contact Mike Creemer at 513.761.7500 ext. 1214 to learn more about these opportunities.

August 21 – October 23
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:30pm; J Member: $99; public: $129

Register

SAY Soccer Boys’ and Girls’ Clinics

Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30pm; August 31 – October 19

New this year and available to people who register for the soccer programs above: Register to play in boys’ and girls’ soccer programs and receive the benefits of ongoing training in weekly soccer clinics. Learn and refine skills, build teamwork and leadership, ignite confidence in a team setting, and understand how to implement skills during practices.


Shining Stars Sports Private Basketball Training

Times and dates by appointment

Advance your basketball skills with 1:1 private lessons from Shining Star Sports elite trainers. Open to youth and adult players of all abilities. Whether you are looking to improve your basketball fundamentals, conditioning, or just get an edge before your next try out, private sessions can be arranged to fit your schedule!

Register

Events

Shining Stars Sports Basketball Clinic

May 28, July 30, and August 27, 1 – 3pm
Ages 6 – 12 | J Members: $30; public: $40

Advance your basketball skills in this fun clinic taught by trainers from the Shining Stars Sports elite basketball program. All abilities and skill levels are welcome. Participants will be divided into groups based upon age and ability to maximize their learning and growth. No try-outs required.

Register

Bark with the J

June 4, 1 – 3pm at Red Dog Pet Resort
Humans and canines of all ages are welcome | J Members: $5; public: $10

Bark with the J! Bring your furry friend for a day of fun in the sun planned and organized by JCC Teens. There will be lots of other dogs to play with and other dog park activities.

Registration opens soon. 


Grades 6 – 8 Classes

Shining Stars Sports Private Basketball Training

Times and dates by appointment

Advance your basketball skills with 1:1 private lessons from Shining Star Sports elite trainers. Open to youth and adult players of all abilities. Whether you are looking to improve your basketball fundamentals, conditioning, or just get an edge before your next try out, private sessions can be arranged to fit your schedule!

Register

Events

Shining Stars Sports Basketball Clinic

May 28, July 30, and August 27, 1 – 3pm
Ages 6 – 12 | J Members: $30; public: $40

Advance your basketball skills in this fun clinic taught by trainers from the Shining Stars Sports elite basketball program. All abilities and skill levels are welcome. Participants will be divided into groups based upon age and ability to maximize their learning and growth. No try-outs required.

Register

Bark with the J

June 4, 1 – 3pm at Red Dog Pet Resort
Humans and canines of all ages are welcome | J Members: $5; public: $10

Bark with the J! Bring your furry friend for a day of fun in the sun planned and organized by JCC Teens. There will be lots of other dogs to play with and other dog park activities.

Register

Grades 9 – 12 Classes

Israeli Dance
Ages 13+

People of all skill levels are encouraged to join this class and take part in authentic, high-energy Israeli folk dancing. There is something for everyone – from popular Israeli dances to more advanced repertoire.

Summer Sessions 1 & 2: June 4 – August 19
Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9:15pm; J Member: FREE; public: $50

Register

March of the Living Trip

April 19 – May 4, 2017
For High School Seniors with at least one Jewish Parent

Join Jewish teens from all over the world on this trip of a lifetime! Go to Poland on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) and march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex build during World War II. Then travel to Israel to observe Yom HaZikaron (Israel Memorial Day) and Yom HaAtzmaut (Israel Independence Day).

This trip is organized by the Mayerson JCC, in partnership with the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education. Travel grants are generously funded by The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati and administered by the Jewish Federation. Cincy Journey grants are not need based and are offered to Cincinnati Jewish high school seniors who have not already used their high school Israel travel grant.

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Teen Athletic Enhancement

Mondays, 4 – 5pm, Thursdays, 4 – 5pm, & Saturdays, 10 – 11am
Ages 12 – 18

Reach your full athletic potential with this Teen Sports Training program for ages 12 – 18! You’ll increase performance, muscular strength, balance, agility, speed, and reaction time training. Participants will also learn how to minimize injuries for sports performance. Train in a small group format, with unlimited visits to any class for one month. 

April 1 – 30; J Member: $85; public: $125
June 1 – 30; J Member: $99; public: $150
July 1 – 31; J Member: $99; public: $150
August 1 – 31; J Member: $99; public: $150

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Girls Who Code Club
For females, ages 13 – 17

Tech jobs are among the fastest growing in the country, yet there remain few women in the industry. Let’s do our part to close the gender gap in the tech field! Join national organization, Girls Who Code, and learn how to code with an experienced coder. No experience necessary; bring your own computer.

Spring Session: March 19 – May 27
Thursdays, 6 – 7:30pm; FREE with RSVP

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JCC Maccabi Games
August 6 – 11, 2017 – Albany, New York

For Jewish teens, ages 13 – 16 (as of July 31, 2017)

The JCC Maccabi Games® are a one-week Olympic-style athletic competition that includes Jewish culture and social events. Jewish teens gather from across the U.S. and around the world, forming friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

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Events

Bark with the J

June 4, 1 – 3pm at Red Dog Pet Resort
Humans and canines of all ages are welcome | J Members: $5; public: $10

Bark with the J! Bring your furry friend for a day of fun in the sun planned and organized by JCC Teens. There will be lots of other dogs to play with and other dog park activities.

Register