17 Nisan 5774
November 20, 2011
JCC MetroWest Parent Place, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange
$18 per family
During the week we work, play and go to school. Shabbat is the Jewish day of rest. We will explore the customs, traditions and ritual items of Shabbat, while reading books with related themes. Young children will enjoy creating their own special box filled with everything needed to celebrate Shabbat at home.
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Every week someone in Ira's class gets to take the Shabbat box home from school. When it is finally his turn, he loses the box on the way home from school. He and his mother work together to create a new Shabbat box.
We will create our own Shabbat Box and learn about the items that will go into our boxes.
Sammy watches as Mrs. Shapiro and Josh get ready for Shabbat. While he watches them braid the challah he braids his own web.
We will braid our own challah babies and create challah covers to be used at the Shabbat table.
Explore the vibrant pictures of the symbols and customs of Shabbat. This book depicts the day of rest, visually.
We will create our own tzedakah boxes and talk about different family customs and traditions.
The lovable rhyming dinosaur delights everyone! In this book he spends Shabbat and learns the rituals of Havdalah, the end of Shabbat.
As our class comes to a close, we will explore the rituals of Havdalah and create our own special spice balls.
Mitzvah of the Month
Every month we will present a new opportunity for you and your families to perform a mitzvah and learn about giving back.
November 13, 2011
my Gym, Route 46, Parsippany
$18 per family
All families are asked to bring a non-perishable food item. Come dressed in comfortable clothing and spend some time jumping around. We will learn about giving back and the Jewish value of feeding the hungry.
SPACE IS LIMITED!
Rock and Wrap @ Super Sunday
December 4, 2011
Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, 901 Route 10, Whippany
Feel how good it feels to give back! Join us for a Super Sunday afternoon of music, crafts and gift-wrapping. Bring a small, unwrapped gift (appropriate for any age) that will be donated to a UJC beneficiary agency and other local organizations. Let's help make someone's holiday season special!
Movie and a Mitzvah
January 16, 2012
Cooperman JCC, 760 Northfield Ave, West Orange
Morris County Connection
The Morris County Connection's mission is building a more cohesive and engaged Jewish community by raising people's awareness of the services available to them in Morris County. The Connection seeks to embrace and cultivate relationships with a broad range of individuals with diverse affiliations, including none at all, and connect them to the Jewish community.
By facilitating collaboration between existing Jewish institutions and programs, the Connection's community-building work will produce communal synergy beneficial to both the constituent organizations and the individuals being served.
Morris County Contacts
Morris County Outreach Coordinator
Morris County Program Administrator
The Morris County Connection is a collaboration between JCC MetroWest, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest and Synagogues throughout Morris County, and is supported by United Jewish Communities of MetroWest.
United Jewish Communities of MetroWest NJ
Jewish Family Service of MetroWest
Baby and Me: A special class for moms and their new babies
Having a new baby is a wonderful and exciting time in a new mother's life, but it can also be challenging and lonely. Meet other new moms in the same stage of parenthood and share the joys and the challenges, and discover new friendships along the way. Classes meet weekly and will cover all topics from sleep issues and music to literacy and celebrating the holidays.
Classes meet at the Lautenberg Family Center, Aidekman Jewish Community Campus, 901 Route 10, Whippany; 11:00am-11:45am;
Contact Jill Felton to register; firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-929-2926.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011: Welcome
Becoming a parent is one of the most exciting times of life. But, once the initial excitement of a new baby wears off, motherhood can be a lonely place. Join our group and meet other moms in the same stages of parenthood.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
This is your class. You dictate the direction. All topics will be determined by class participants.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Story Time in YOUR Neighborhood
Join the PJ Library® and the Morris County Connection as we read PJ Library® books and make new friends! Enroll your children in our program, meet other local PJ Library parents and enjoy the stories your children love so much.
Please invite your friends...the more the merrier!
Jill Felton, email@example.com, 973-929-2926
Sweet Stories: Special Story Time for the Jewish New Year
Everyone is invited to join us as we read stories, sing songs, and enjoy a sweet snack to celebrate the Jewish New year, Rosh Hashanah.
September 15, 2011; 11:00am; FREE
Barnes and Noble, Route 10, Ledgewood
September 14, 2011; 1:00pm; FREE
Sparta Books, 41 Theatre Center, Sparta
Fall Family Farm Outing
September 25, 2011
Wightman's Farm, 1111 Mount Kemble, Morristown
Spend the day at the farm with your friends from PJ Library, JCC MetroWest and the Morris County Connection. Enjoy fall holiday-related crafts, stories, apple picking, apple and honey tastings and more.
$12 per family includes a family membership to the farm, coupons, hayride and a giant hay maze. Click here to register. Click here to download a copy of the flyer.
Our Program Partners
High Holiday Service Schedules
Holiday Information and Resources
Read here for the Rosh Hashanah basics.
Great resource guide for interfaith families celebrating the High Holidays.
Collection of articles about the Jewish New Year, including children's activities for children.
Crafts for kids.
More crafts for kids.
Apple and Honey coloring page.
Article about teaching a 2 year old to say, "I'm Sorry."
MetroPass: Free High Holiday Tickets.
Sundown On Skates: A special saturday evening at the Roller Rink
January 7, 2012
Florham Park Roller Rink, Ridgedale Ave, Florham Park
$5 per person
Havdalah is the separation of Shabbat from the rest of the week. Like standing on skates, Havdalah helps us find balance between Shabbat and the rest of the week. Find your balance with the Morris County Connection and the Young Leadership Division of United Jewish Communities of MetroWest.
Click here to register.