There is a whole world of activities within the Jewish Alliance’s Dwares JCC, and oftentimes people familiar with general memberships and the Early Childhood Center forget about the many Family Programs that are available to members and non-members alike. Lyndsey Ursillo was brought on to be the new manager of this dynamic work at the Dwares JCC.
“PJ Library is a program established to give books monthly to children ages six months to eight years, and it’s completely free, thanks to donors who support our Annual Campaign,” Ursillo explains. You have to be Jewish to receive the complimentary books, but the storytime programs that support these books are open to everyone. Each book is age appropriate and focuses on Jewish holidays and values. PJ Our Way is the next level for kids ages nine to eleven years old.
Shalom Baby is a program that welcomes new Jewish babies into the community, allowing families to learn about resources at the Dwares JCC and throughout the state. With the Birthday Party program, you get to choose between a Pool Party, Art Party, Sports Party, or a Custom Party and everything is taken care of with a designated party host and complete supervision for swimming in the pool or playing basketball. Birthday parties are available on Saturdays and Sundays and include the ability for special add on features. There is so much happening at the Dwares JCC!