Children & Youth

Individual Piano Lessons with Yelena Gerovich (All Ages)
 

Lessons are available in the following time allotments, seven (7) lessons at a time. 
 

Seven 30 min lessons — M: $250 | C: $300
Seven 45 min lessons — M: $350 | C: $400
Seven 60 min lessons — M: $450 | C: $500
 

If students wish to take a trial lesson before committing to seven (7), rates will be prorated

Tuesdays, Ongoing | 2 - 6 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven

Registration opening soon.

Coming Soon!

Registration for the following programs will open approximately one month before each event.

Sunday Crafternoons

 

Join friends and family to create an exciting craft each month, have a yummy snack, and enjoy some refreshments. Crafts will include: making your own slime, tie-dye, decorating pots for plants, and much more!

Sundays, December 16, January 20, February 17, March 17 | 2 - 3:30 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
$5 Class, $20 Series

Registration opening soon.

Hanukkah Crafternoon: Menorah Making 

 

Join family and friends during the craft fair to make a kid friendly Hanukkah craft of your own.

Sunday, December 2 | 2 - 3:30 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
$15

Family Hanukkah Party  

 

Come and join us as we spin, dance, and eat our way into Hanukkah! Our Hanukkah Party will offer an evening opportunity to join family and friends in celebrating the Holiday. Latkes and light refreshments will be served, dreidels will be spun, gelt will be won, and don't forget the DJ dance party with Charles Rosenay!!! Of Liverpool Productions!

 

*Please bring lightly used winter wear (hats, gloves, jackets/coats, boots, etc..) to donate to local homeless shelters this winter!

Wednesday, December 5 | 5 - 6:30 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
FREE

Registration opening soon.

New Year's Beach Party

 

Second annual New Year's Eve Beach Party! Join us for swimming, playscape, crafts, and snacks!

 

Sunday, December 30 | 1:30 - 4:30 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
M: $5 | C: $10

Registration opening soon.

Flour Power with Sweet Seidner's (Grades 4-7)

 

Come learn basics or practice your baking skills with talented baker, Jodi Seidner. 

Dates TBA | 4:30 - 5:30 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
Cost TBA

Registration opening soon.

MakerSpace at the J

Crafternoon, Jr. (Grades K-2)

 

Using a variety of materials, students will work to complete an age appropriate craft each week to take home.

Mondays, October 8 - December 17 | 4 - 5:15 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
M: $110 | C: $125

Makerspace Crafternoon (Grades 3+)

 

Using a variety of materials, students will work to complete an age appropriate craft each week to take home.

Wednesdays, September 26 - December 12 | 4 - 5:15 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
M: $125 | C: $140

Afterschool Woodshop (Grades 2+)

 

Learn age appropriate woodworking skills and build your own wood projects in the JCC MakerSpace.

Thursdays, September 27 - December 13 | 4 - 5:15 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
M: $125 | C: $150

Maker Club (Grades 2+)

 

Join a hands-on club where our mission is to provide a safe space where children can make, explore, and experiment. Students will make group projects as well as projects to take home.

Tuesdays, October 9 - December 11 | 4 - 5:15 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
M: $110 | C: $125

Little Scientists® (Ages 3.5-5)

 

The goal of Little Scientists® is to excite all children about the world of science, using innovative educational techniques. Coupling interactive projects, entertaining demonstrations and simple experiments with children's natural curiosity, Little Scientists® introduces children to the thrill of scientific discovery.

Mondays, October 15 - December 17 | 1:15 - 2 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
M: $250 | C: $285

Children's Dance

Creative Dance (Ages 3-4)

 

A pre-ballet and tap class to teach our tiny dancers the basics of each style. In class they will be doing things such as warm-up exercises, musical games, patterns across the floor and small dance combinations. Ballet and Tap shoes required, Recital participation optional.

Tuesdays, starting October 9 | 1:15 - 2:10 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
M: $425 | C: $525

Wednesdays, starting October 3 | 4:10 - 5:05 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
M: $425 | C: $525

Ballet/Tap 1 (Ages 5-7)

 

Designed for our dancers to learn the basic placement of the hip and the line of the leg. We will be working on the positions of the feet and arms through developmental games and exercises and learning many new movements across the floor.

Tuesdays, starting October 9 | 4:10 - 5:05 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
M: $425 | C: $525

Ballet/Tap 2-3 (Ages 8-10)

 

A continuation of our beginning class with an emphasis on strength, balance and flexibility. We will begin working at the barre and will have great fun combining movement patterns to go across the floor.

Tuesdays, starting October 9 | 5:10 - 6:05 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
M: $425 | C: $525

Jazzercise (5-12)

 

A combination of aerobic exercise and dance moves, set to popular music to get you moving!

Wednesdays, October 3 - December 19 | 5:10 - 6:05 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
M: $425 | C: $525

Urban Dance Movement (Ages 12+)

 

A class for teens and adults – an edgier type of Hip Hop class to end your day with movement and fun!

Wednesdays, starting October 3 | 6:10 - 7:05 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
M: $425 | C: $525

Registration opening soon.

Hip Hop/Jazz 1 (Ages 6-9)

 

Involving a wide range of styles, our Hip Hop/Jazz classes provide movement and choreography to popular music.

Mondays, starting October 8 | 4:10 - 5:05 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
M: $425 | C: $525

Hip Hop/Jazz 2 (Ages 10-15)

 

Involving a wide range of styles, our Hip Hop/Jazz classes provide movement and choreography to popular music.

Mondays, starting October 8 | 5:10 - 6:05 PM
JCC of Greater New Haven
M: $425 | C: $525

PJ Library

PJ Library is a national Jewish family engagement program that mails free, high-quality Jewish children’s literature and music to families on a monthly basis.

 

Greater New Haven’s PJ Library program is open to any Jewish children from ages 6 months to 8 years old. PJ Library and the JCC Family Center also offer family programs & events including author readings, story times, holiday celebrations, and Shabbat Friends - a weekly cooking series for children and their caretakers.

 

Kids and parents can expect to receive their books within six to eight weeks. Sign up online or contact Stacey Battat, PJ Library Program Manager for Greater New Haven, (203) 387-2424 x317, pjlibrary@jewishnewhaven.org.

Hanukkah Story Hour

 

Sunday, November 25 | 2:30 - 6 PM | Barnes & Noble, Milford | FREE

Wednesday, November 28 | 4 - 4:45 PM | Mitchell Library, New Haven | FREE

Tuesday, December 4 | 4:15 - 5 PM | Guilford Free Library | FREE

Wednesday, December 5 | 2:30 - 3 PM | Milford Library | FREE

Thursday, December 6 | 11:30 AM | Hamden Miller Library | FREE

 

School Vacations

K-8 | M: $57 | Afterschool $47 | Kids Klub $47 | C: $67

Fun-filled themed days with swimming, gym, outdoor time, arts and crafts, cooking, games and more. We provide all day care (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) with optional am and pm care available most days during school vacations.

 

Upcoming vacation program dates TBA.