July 9, 2020 /

Young Families

The ICCJ community is filled with warm and friendly faces, making it a welcoming home to Jewish families of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds.

Monthly, Friday night, Shabbat dinners at ICCJ are fun for all congregants, but especially for families with children, to come together for friendship, spirituality, and delicious food.

ICCJ offers a bi-monthly, free, Shabbat program, that includes singing, stories, and activities for families with children from age 0 to 5 years old. The Schmorg room, directly outside of the sanctuary, has cabinets filled with toys for the children to play with, while their parents participate in services, or socialize with each other.

ICCJ hosts family events for Hanukah, Purim, Simchat Torah, and other holidays. Our Young Families Committee organizes family activities, such as trips to see the Harlem Globe Trotters, the Brooklyn Cyclones, paint nights, movie nights, and others.

ICCJ partners with several other conservative synagogues in the area to offer a joint Hebrew School program, called Orh Chadash. Congregants with children who are bar and bat mitzvahed at the synagogue are regularly sponsored, by ICCJ, to attend a weeklong encampment in the Berkshires.

Members of ICCJ and the community at large are able to join the ICCJ Gym and Swim program, offering reasonably priced, personal swim instruction for all children who are potty trained. Members get the added bonus of using the pool at designated times.