Yom Kippur Hours: Sunday, September, 27 the JCC closes at 2:00pm. Monday, September 28 the JCC is closed. 

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Activities for Kids At Home


Below are resources for you to use to keep your kids busy and active at home. 

When the World Feels Like a Scary Plce


Dr. Abigail Gewirtz, Phd presents: When the World Feels Like a Scary Place: Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents & Worried Kids

Sunday, September 13, 2 pm  on Zoom

This is an urgent and necessary book which offers solutions to how bad things happening in the world affect us and our children, and how we can raise engaged and confident kids in spite of them.

Join Dr. Abigail Gewirtz, author/clinical psychologist in a conversation with Phyllis Wolf, JCC Director of Arts & Culture on Sunday, September 13 at 12 pm MT on Zoom. Her presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Presented in collaboration with the Jewish Book Council. 

Tickets: $5 Individual/$8 couple 

After registering, you will receive a link asking you to register for our Zoom event with your name & email. We ask that you do not forward this link to anyone. 

Parenting Puzzle: Weekend Seminar 9/23-25

Explore the challenges and opportunities of parenting during Covid with expert panelists and a community of supportive parents at this FREE conference, Parenting Puzzle e-Summit on September 23-25.  Sessions will be in both English and Hebrew. Learn more.

REGISTER HERE

Event Topics:  
The Quarantine Effect

הורות בבידוד
The short and long-term effects on the social and psychological states of individuals, children, parents, and the family unit as a whole.

 

GenZ Parenting

הורות לדור ה-Z
An exploration of modern parenting dynamics including parent-child-teacher roles, the COVID realities of family life, and more.

 

Your Window of Opportunity

חלון ההזדמנויות שלכם
Explore the challenges and opportunities of selecting, providing and supporting your child's education. How can we balance formal education with extracurricular and non-classroom supplementary education or home schooling?



Presented by the IAC and IDC Herzliya

DPJCC Early Childhood Classes

Click here to view a listing of online resources compiled by the teachers and staff from your beloved Early Childhood Learning Center!


Click here
to request access or visit the preschool private Facebook group. 


Click here to view the Google Drive of resources provided the Early Childhood Learning Center. 


Click here to view Passover resources for the preschool seder.

Please contact your teachers or Judith, Jamie or Michal for questions. 

Maccabi Tzair

Cookie Challenge! -Video
     -Chanichim Grades 3-5 Cookie Challenge: Video
     -Madrichim Cookie Challenge: Video
SOM Things to do at home: Video
Challah Bake at Home: Video

Maccabi Tzair Facebook Page
Maccabi Tzair Instagram

Contact Perla Sananes for questions: psananes@dpjcc.org 

PJ Library Resources

PJ Library Story Hour
Tune in every day at 3:00 pm for a new story.

Family Activities
https://pjlibrary.org/familyactivities

Talking with Kids about Racism
Since there is such a wealth of information available online, the PJ Library team has curated a selection for parents to get started with these discussions at home. This post is by no means an exhaustive list, and we will continue to update it as well as share pertinent posts, videos, and book lists on our Facebook page

 

Free Educational Resources

 
Click here 
for a spreadsheet of free educational resources.

Click here for a list of educational websites offering free subscriptions.

Click here for a reading list for grades K-2

Click here for suggested schedules for children of different ages. 

Click here to watch full episodes of "Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum" from PBS Kids

Click here for the Scholastic learn at home tools for Pre-K through Grade 9.

Click here for fun, games and videos by grade from funbrain.com 

Click here for free books from the Florida Electronic Library

Click here for a variety of resources from alldigitalschool.com

SCIENCE & MATH 

Cincinnati Zoo 
-Facebook
-Website

Monterey Bay Aquarium
-Live Jelly Cam

Nasa Kids' Club
-Website

Frost Science Museum
-Frost@Home
-Learning Resources & Activities
-Miko the Turtle

Museum of Discovery & Science
-Ooey, Gooey, Chocolate Slime Video
-Other YouTube Videos

Flamingo Gardens
EXPLORE OUTDOORS WHILE STUCK INDOORS
An A to Z Guide to Learning about the Great Outdoors
For Pre-K to 2nd Grade

Bonnet House
-Virtual Tour

Dream Box
-Dream Box is an online K-8 math program that is free for the first 90 days.

Jungle Island
-Jungle Island is offering free online lessons on animals, nature and the Everglades that are geared toward children ages 5 to 12. To access the online lessons, Click Here at 11 a.m. Monday-Friday.

Mystery Science
-Mystery Science has pulled its most popular science lessons and is offering them free of charge.

Sea World Orlando 
-Virtual Tour

Virtual Farm Tour
Enjoy three different tours for different age groups. Click here to see the tour options.

MOVEMENT, PUPPETRY, ART & YOGA

Dance Off (from PA JCC)
-Facebook Video

Cosmic Kids Yoga
-Youtube Video

Center for Puppetry Arts @ Home
-Website

Miami Marlins 
-The Miami Marlins have launched a new online tool where parents, students and teachers can get access to fun at-home activities, including coloring pages, word searches and player development tips.

GoNoodle
-GoNoodle provides active screen time in which children can warm up their bodies, as well as engage their minds.

Young At Art
At home art activities

OpenPhysEd
Physical Education for students and families

Michael's Craft Store
Need stay-at-home boredom busters for your little makers? We've got 'em! Click Here

Virtual Rides at Walt Disney World and Disneyland
Oh, you know you want to do this! Escape for a bit and take a ride on Space Mountain (and all your other favorites!). See all the rides here. 

Livestream Art Classes for Kids
Cassie Stephens is an art teacher at Johnson Elementary School in Franklin, TN, and while her classroom is empty, she’s still bringing art lessons to kids all over by way of Instagram. Tune in Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. until schools are back in session. Take art classes here.

GENERAL

Educational Games
-Website

Explore Wonders
-Website

Kids Songs & Nursery Rhymes
-TheLearningStation Youtube

Circle Time with Miss Sue
-Facebook Video

Fun & Educational Activities 
-Website

Twinkl
-Teachers and parents can go to www.twinkl.com/offer and enter the code USATWINKLHELPS to gain complete access to Twinkl’s online library that includes more than 630,000 educational resources free to residents of the U.S.

EdHelper
Click here to download edHelper.com’s free daily workbook. Workbooks can be printed out for parents who want to limit computer time.

IAC at Home
(Israel American Council) Click here. 

Goodnight with Dolly Parton
-Youtube Channel

Audible by Amazon
For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

OBSTACLE COURSE & SCAVENGER HUNTS

Obstacle Course Ideas
-Website

School Skills Obstacle Course (Kindergarten)

-Website

Rainbow Scavenger Hunt

-Website

Explore the Outdoors Scavenger Hunt (Toddlers)

-Website

Back Yard Scavenger Hunt (ages 4-6)

-Website

Persil Wild Explorers App (free)
The FREE Persil Wild Explorers app is packed with over 100 fun activities to get the whole family outside.
Learn more here.

Broward County Library EBooks

Free for those with a library card. 
Click here to view a list options.

Aquatics Safety

WPLG Local 10 and Aquatics Director Julie Sevilla with safety tips: Video and Article

DPJCC Social Media

DPJCC Facebook

DPJCC Instagram

Email Updates

 

Camp Kadima Email 5/19: 
Camp Kadima Presents: J Summer Days

To our Camp Kadima families,

With summer rapidly approaching, we know that parents and children have been looking forward to finalizing plans for an excellent summer camp experience at the DPJCC. Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 crisis, we will not be able to provide the full experience our campers expect. We have been devising other ways to offer safe and socially responsible childcare services during the summer and are excited to offer a new program, Camp Kadima Presents: J Summer Days!

J Summer Days will take into account all recommendations from government and health organizations in order to provide the safest experience possible for your children. This will include:

  • Daily temperature checks for staff and participants.
  • Increased handwashing policies/practices.
  • More frequent disinfecting of surfaces and items your children come in contact with.
  • A full-time medic.
  • Two dedicated infirmaries to separate the sick from the injured.
  • All J Summer Days staff will be wearing face coverings where feasible.
  • J Summer Days participants are recommended to wear face coverings, although it is optional. Children under 2 are excluded.


Group sizes will be limited with at least 2 counselors. Groups will remain together for the duration of the summer experience.

Preschool care for those 18 mos-4 yrs will be open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. For details about the preschool summer experience, click here and then click "Preschool Email Update 5/8."

We anticipate that more guidelines will be put in place for Broward County and our team is prepared to keep safety protocols up to date.

J Summer Days will begin on June 15 and continue through August 7. Hours of operation are
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. A.M. and P.M. care will both be offered for an additional $35 per week each. A.M care will start at 8 a.m. and P.M. care will be from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Spots for J Summer Days will be limited.

The rate for J Summer Days is $340 per week for members (and $390 for community) for a minimum of 6, 7 or 8 consecutive weeks plus a one-time $150 registration fee per camper.

J Summer Days will not include any field trips or bus transportation. Premier camps, except JTheater will not be offered in J Summer Days. JTheater will only be offered as a consecutive 6 or 8-week program. Our Leaders-in-Training (LIT) program, for those in 9th grade, will be offered, as well. This program is the first level in the transition from camper to counselor.

All J Summer Days participants can expect:

  • Sealed, individual hot or cold lunches (eaten in the room)
  • 5 J Summer Days t-shirts
  • Drawstring backpack
  • Sports Skills
  • Swimming
  • Yoga
  • Hip Hop
  • Karate
  • Art
  • Maccabi Tzair
  • Even more fun group activities!


If you would like to register your child for our J Summer Days program, click here.


The J Summer Days team will host a parent town hall Zoom call on May 26 to review these specifics. There will be three sessions: 8:30 a.m., 1 p.m. or 5 p.m. Register for the call here.

Here are the important details about J Summer Days registrations and cancellations:

  1. If you previously registered for 4 or 5 weeks for Camp Kadima, you will need to either add weeks for J Summer Days or you will need to request a refund by emailing
    ealexander@dpjcc.org or llundy@dpjcc.org.  
  2. Each camp family choosing to send their child(ren) to J Summer Days will be issued a refund for any price differences. However, you may choose to receive your refund as a credit for future JCC programs or you can choose to donate it to the JCC as a tax-deductible donation.
  3. Those who have registered for camp do not need to re-register for J Summer Days. Current camp registrations will carry over. The next payment is May 26.
  4. If you do not wish for your child to attend J Summer Days, you must cancel your registration by June 1 for a refund by emailing ealexander@dpjcc.org
    or llundy@dpjcc.org.  
  5. If you have a voucher on your account that you'd like to put towards J Summer Days, please email ealexander@dpjcc.org or call 954.434.0499, ext. 319.


We will also be offering Hangtime at the J in place of mini-camp from June 8 through June 12. You can register here.

As always, the health and safety of our children, families, and community are our top priorities as we look forward to a meaningful summer experience.

Be well,
Spencer Linden, Camp Director & Chief Operating Officer
Monique Shafir and Melissa Levine, Camp Kadima Co-Chairs

Preschool Email 5/8:

 

Dear Posnack JCC Early Childhood Families,

We hope you and your families are healthy and safe. We appreciate your support and patience during these difficult and challenging times. We wanted to share with you our back to classroom procedures as we plan to welcome you soon.

We have been busy cleaning and preparing the building for your return as we employ new policies and procedures to help keep you and your children be as safe as possible during this unprecedented time.

As we begin the Early Childhood Center back to classroom process, we recognize that in order to be successful, a strong partnership with you will make a tremendous difference in how we move forward with the new challenges that face us due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our teachers look forward to returning to the J to teach and care for your children in person. We have missed you all dearly!

We plan to open the Singer Early Childhood Learning Center in phases beginning on Monday, June 1, 2020. Our goal is to bring your children back to their classrooms for a few weeks before the school year ends and summer camp begins. The school year is extended through Friday, June 12 [or 26] (originally the school year was ending on Thursday, May 28). Our intention is to open our summer camp on Monday, June 15 [or 29]. As it gets closer to mid-June, we will advise you of the exact date of school ending/camp opening. We feel a re-entry in phases will be the most successful for our staff and your children. The back to classroom plan in phases is as follows:

• Infants, Cruisers, Little Walkers, Step Beyond Classes (Rooms 11,12, 16 & 7) on Monday, June 1
• Almost There & Two Year Old Classes (Rooms 8, 9, 10, 13 & 14) on Tuesday, June 2
• Three Year Old and Pre-K Classes (Rooms 1-6) on Wednesday, June 3

Our school and camp programs will change as we implement health and safety guidelines in accordance with the CDC, Childcare Licensing and our Florida Department of Children & Families (DCF). The situation is fluid; updates and changes to these policies may occur.

Some of the immediate changes are:
1. Pre-screening Staff and Children: Temperature checks, using a no-touch forehead thermometer, will be taken on all staff prior to them entering our JCC facility. Temperature checks, using a no-touch forehead thermometer, will also be taken on all children prior to removing them from your vehicle. Any child exhibiting fever of 100.4 degrees or higher will not be admitted to our Early Childhood Center that day and may not return until fever-free for a minimum of 24 hours. Any child who displays other visible symptoms of illness will not be accepted into school that day. This includes but is not limited to: coughing, sneezing, runny nose, rash, and lethargy. We ask that you err on the side of caution and be especially sensitive to all of our families and the possibility of contagion.

2. Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures: Parents may NOT enter the school. We will implement a drop-off and pick-up process at all times at the front entrance of our school to limit the number of people entering the building. We ask that you adhere to those times. If it is necessary for you to drop or pick up at a different time, we ask that you call in advance and we will meet you outside to pick up or drop off your child. Once again, parents may NOT enter the building. Please note that in the past, early and late care were able to drop off and pick up at any time. Now, you will need to choose one of the times below.

Staggered Drop Off and Pick Up Times: Please be patient with us as we now need to pick up and/or bring your child(ren) one vehicle/family at a time. We require that all parents (or guardians that are dropping off and/or picking up your child) wear a face covering during this drop off and pick up process. Because parents may not enter our building, we have designated drop off and pick up times as follows:
Drop Off Times:
7-7:15am & 8-8:15am Early Care Drop Off
8:45-9:15am Regular Drop Off
Pick Up Times:
12-12:15pm VPK & Half Day
2:45-3:15pm Full Day
4:30-4:45pm & 5:45-6pm After Fun

Note - infant carriers, car seats or strollers are no longer allowed in the DPJCC facility.

3. Children Becoming Ill in School: If a child begins to display symptoms of illness, including fever, coughing, sneezing, runny nose, lethargy, rash or other symptoms, s/he will be removed from the classroom. We will have a designated and staffed separate room for children identified with any signs of illness. Parents are required to pick up ill children immediately. We will call emergency contacts if your ill child is not picked up within 30 minutes. Parents need to call the school upon arrival, remain in your vehicle and we will bring your child out to you.

4. Hand washing: We will require children and staff to sanitize their hands as they enter our facility in the morning. In addition, children will wash their hands many times throughout the day, including: when entering classrooms, returning from the playground, before and after eating, and using the bathroom. Hand-washing has been and will continue to be a regular routine practice throughout our day.

5. Protective equipment:
• Face Coverings - All faculty will be wearing face coverings, which cover their nose and mouth when in common areas of the building. This includes: drop off, pick up, hallways, playground, food preparation, feeding, diapering or bathroom assistance. They are encouraged to wear face coverings in the classroom at other times, but are not required to wear them by CDC or DCF.
• Face Shields - In addition to face coverings, clear face shields will be worn by all staff handling the pick up and drop off of children. They will also be available for use in all of the classrooms.
• Gloves - We will continue to follow the APPLE requirements regarding the wearing of non-porous gloves including: when in any contact with bodily fluids, feeding children and diaper changing.
• Protective Clothing - Infant and toddler teachers will wear protective clothing over their clothes when holding, feeding and changing babies. Protective clothing will be available to all teachers for use as needed.
Note: Children 5 and under are not required to wear face coverings. According to the CDC, face coverings should NOT be put on babies and children under age two due to the danger of suffocation.

6. Class Size: Currently, class size is limited to a total of 10, including adults. Teachers and children are required by CDC to remain together as a 'cohort'; teachers will be assigned a single cohort of children. There will be no combining of classes for Early Care or After Fun. For classrooms which had more than the maximum number of children/adults prior, these classes will be split to comply. We will do our best to ensure that your child will remain with at least one teacher from this school year, however, teachers may also have to be split to accommodate classes as needed. We will reach out to you regarding these potential changes.

7. Lunches: Sterling Catering will continue to offer a school lunch program. Menus will be posted online at www.ezschoolapps.com and emailed to you. If you paid in full for the lunch program, Sterling will apply your credit to the June lunches. Any remaining credit will be applied to next year’s lunches or refunded to you. You can also still send in from home a dairy or parve lunch with your child. The change in policy is that the lunch must be sent in a disposable paper lunch bag or large Ziplock bag; no lunch bags/boxes from home.

8. Water Fountains/Water Cups: For health and safety, the water fountains will be closed and not available for use. Children will continue to send in a LABELED sippy cup for drinking use throughout the day. Cups and bottles will be sent home daily to be sanitized and sent back.

9. Bedding: Bedding must be limited to a play-yard/porta-crib sheet for rooms 11, 12, 16 and a crib sheet and small blanket for all other children who nap. Bedding will be individually sealed in large Ziploc bags daily for all children who sleep on cots/mats. If the bedding sent in is too large to seal, it will be sent home daily to be washed and sent back the next day.

10. Large/Whole School Gatherings: The same high-quality academic and play-based school day will continue for your children. However, there will be NO multi-class or whole school gatherings. All special activities WILL CONTINUE to take place, but instead it will be held in your child's classroom. This includes class specials such as music, movement, Jtech, yoga and Shabbat. Playground time will continue as well, however, we will limit the playground to one class at a time and will disinfect all playground equipment in between classes.

11. Classroom/Facility Cleaning & Disinfecting: The rooms have been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized and we will continue to maintain the new cleaning procedures during the day and each night. The DPJCC is equipped with a professional Elecrostatic Sprayer which is used throughout the preschool and building every evening. The sprayer provides complete disinfectant coverage on all hard and soft surfaces. The disinfectant used is Bioesque Botanical Disinfectant Solution, a US EPA registered broad-spectrum disinfectant. It is safe to use in schools. Click here for more information on the Disinfectant.

12. Respiratory Symptoms/COVID-19 Case: Any child or staff showing signs of respiratory issues: coughing, tugging in the chest, wheezing or shortness of breath will be sent home and may not return for 10 days and must be cleared in writing by a medical professional. Parents are asked to contact the preschool within 24 hours of finding out a medical diagnosis.

If a physician has cleared a child to attend sooner, the medical professional MUST in writing state "That the child, _____, was seen and evaluated for ______________. The child does NOT have Covid-19 and is able to return to childcare without placing another child or adult at risk". If any child or anyone in the home has been in direct contact with any person having a positive Covid-19 diagnosis, it is required that the DPJCC be notified immediately. DPJCC will notify the Health Department and the school is required to close and be thoroughly sanitized before reopening. Parents will be notified immediately if this happens.

Please note, if you are uncomfortable with sending your child to school with these precautions in place, please do not return to school at this time. These precautions are in place to provide every effort to keep every child and family safe; however, this does not provide any guarantee of any kind. You will be required to sign a waiver before your child(ren) return to DPJCC’s Singer Early Childhood Learning Center, which will be sent to you later this month.

We are doing everything in our power to keep every child safe during this time and working together during this time is important. We have worked closely with CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and Florida Department for Children and Families to develop our re-opening procedures. We are providing you the direct links to this information if you would like to read more.

Click here for the CDC Guidance for Child Care Programs
Click here for Florida Department of Children and Families Guidance for Child Care Providers

We have scheduled two "Back to Classroom" Zoom calls for Early Childhood parents on Tuesday, May 12 at 8:30am and 1pm to discuss our back to classroom plans and procedures. We encourage you to participate in one of these calls. Please submit your questions in advance to BRayman@dpjcc.org or you can submit your back to classroom questions in the zoom chats.

Please note that the purpose of these zoom calls is to review the Early Childhood Center’s back to classroom plans, policies and procedures, not to discuss your tuition accounts. If you have any questions on your tuition and account balances from this year, please contact Eileen Neidorf directly at Eneidorf@dpjcc.org or call her at 954-434-0499 x 344.

Join the Tuesday, May 12, 8:30am Back to Classroom Information Zoom call
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86957801028?pwd=eDlSZGFIQUYxeVVST2NRaDhUVEJFZz09
Meeting ID: 869 5780 1028 Password: 8cmWHD

Join the Tuesday, May 12, 1pm Back to Classroom Information Zoom call
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89980179742pwd=b2xoK01mb2p1WndJaHZmT0lvQW1vZz09 
Meeting ID: 899 8017 9742 Password: 6C0qvt

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. We know that during these unprecedented times it is important to communicate and inform you of all of the health and safety precautions the DPJCC is taking.

Thank you for your trust and support. We hope your families remain safe and healthy.

Scott Ehrlich
Chief Executive Officer

Bonnie Rayman
Chief Community Officer

Judith Rose
Early Childhood Director

Camp Kadima Email 4/24:

Dear Camp Parents,

We hope you are all doing well. Our team at Camp Kadima is with you during this difficult time and we appreciate your patience as our staff and camp committee work to create the best plan to ensure the health and safety of your children and our staff.

Our team is working closely with local and federal health professionals, including the CDC, to ensure that Camp Kadima will be in adherence with their health and safety recommendations in order to operate. It is our goal to put you at ease and make sure camp is a safe and happy place for your campers!

Your camper will still be able to look forward to:

-The same fantastic camps we always offer (JHoops, JGirls, JTech, Extreme, JSports, JTheater, JKidz, JSprouts, Adventure and Giborim)
-Mike and Dale
-Extended am/pm care
-Enriched on-campus entertainment and more specialized activities
-Swimming and water play
-Individually sealed kosher hot and cold lunch options (gluten-free options available, too!)
-Dress-up days and camp-wide programs (color war, spirit days, sports, Zimriah and flagpole)

Furthermore, while we understand all planning is subject to change based on federal, state, county and town guidelines, here are the safety enhancements you can expect this summer:

-Smaller groups
-Nightly disinfecting and continual cleaning throughout the day
-More hand sanitizing stations
-Two infirmaries to separate sick and injured children
-Temperatures taken daily of all staff and campers
-All staff wearing masks
-All campers wearing masks upon arrival
-Lunch will be in small groups

If you have already registered your camper, the next payment will be on May 26. If you haven't registered yet, please click on the button below to sign your child/ren up for our award-winning summer camp!

For more information or for any questions, please email info@dpjcc.org.

We are working to make this summer better than ever and we look forward to welcoming your child/ren with big smiles and open arms!

Be well,
Spencer Linden
Camp Director & Chief Operating Officer, David Posnack JCC

After-School Email 4/16:

Dear After-School Families,

I hope this email finds everyone safe and healthy. I would like to provide you with information regarding after-school.

There will be no charges for after-school in April, and if the building remains closed through May, there will be no charges for after-school in May. No credits will be issued for the month of March.

I hope this answers your most pressing questions. We will remain in touch with you as we go through this challenging time. We are still working to keep you connected with JCC At Home, online resources for the whole family.

I want to thank our Board of Directors for their constant support, thoughtfulness and care. And I want to thank you for being a vital part of our vibrant community. Your support and patience is enormously appreciated.

We are resilient and we will get through this together.

Be well,
Scott Ehrlich
Chief Executive Officer, David Posnack JCC

Preschool Emails 3/23:

Dear Preschool Parents,

First and foremost, I hope this note finds you and your families healthy. Secondly, I know there are a lot of questions and I hope that this message answers some of them. I recognize that our closure has significant implications for all of you and ask for your patience as we work thorough the challenges we are facing as a community organization. We do not take for granted that you choose to bring your children to the David Posnack JCC everyday. In a service-rich world, we know you can go anywhere, and are so inspired that you choose us as your community.

Tuition and Camp Payments:

As you know, our payments run on the 10th of every month. Our JCC operates on a budget of 10 million a year, or about $800,000 a month. The majority of our costs are covered by tuition dollars from preschool, after school, camp and membership dues. The reason we break down the yearly preschool tuition by month is to ensure that these payments are manageable for our parents and also to ensure that our staff can be compensated. It is our intention, at this time, to run the payment as planned on April 10th. For the majority of our parents, this is the final payment of the 2019-2020 school year.

Camp payments, which are normally processed on April 1, will NOT be charged at this time. The payment will be postponed for a future date. All future camp payments will be re-evaluated. We are hopeful that this summer will be better than ever and we look forward to welcoming your child/ren with big smiles and open arms!

For those who have been directly impacted during this unprecedented time (laid off or furloughed, at home with someone who is sick, in quarantine, etc.) the JCC is here for you. Please contact Eileen Neidorf for assistance.

Our Staff and Our Future:

What we know is that our staff will continue to serve you using all of our available resources, and we plan to continue to serve you after this is over and we are back together as a J family at our center.

As the CEO of this JCC, whether I know you personally or I just said hello in passing, I am committed to seeing this through. We are more than just a building and we are here for you, our youngest members, during these times. We thank you for your trust, your patience and your understanding.

Be well,
Scott Ehrlich
Chief Executive Officer, David Posnack JCC


Dear Preschool Parents,

I hope you had a nice weekend and that this email finds you and your families healthy.

This morning you received an email from me that had some incorrect information.
The previous email stated that we are going to run the April 10th preschool tuition payment, which would've been the final payment for the majority of our families. Please disregard that. Our intention at this time is to charge the final preschool tuition payment of the year on May 10th, 2020.

As we get closer, we will reevaluate this decision to determine the best course of action as circumstances provide. We will be in touch with you should anything change.

I truly appreciate your patience as we work thorough the challenges we are facing as a community organization.

Thank you for your trust and your understanding.

Be well,
Scott Ehrlich
Chief Executive Officer, David Posnack JCC

After-School Email 3/19: 

Dear After-School Parents,

I am emailing you today to ensure that you are up-to-date on what's happening with After-School. Below you will find important information. Please read all the way through and, as always, feel free to reach out with any questions.

Refunds for the following three programs are being issued and checks will be mailed by the end of the month. If you paid by credit card, the charge may appear on your statement before we issue the check. If this is the case, please do not dispute the charge. We appreciate your patience during this time.
Spring Break Mini Camp
JHoops Spring Break Camp
Kids' Day Off At The J

We will not be running the charge on April 10 for payments. We will resume charges in May as long as After-School is in session.

All After-School enrichment classes have been postponed. We are hopeful that we will be able to resume classes later in the spring and are prepared to be able to offer the full session of classes. At this time, we are evaluating this day by day, but will be in touch with updates as we have them.

Check our website for details on all other programs.

We are a resilient community and we know we will get through this—together. In the meantime, please do everything you can to stay healthy and ensure the health of those around you.

Be well,
Scott Ehrlich
Chief Executive Officer, David Posnack JCC

Camp Kadima Email 3/19:

 

Dear Camp Parents,

I am emailing you today to ensure that you are up-to-date on what's happening with camp as the summer gets closer. Below you will find important information. Please read all the way through and, as always, feel free to reach out with any questions.

We will not be processing the April 1 camp payment. We are postponing that payment for a future date and will be in touch with you before we do anything.

All future camp payments will be evaluated at a later date. We are hopeful that this summer will be better than ever and we look forward to welcoming your child/ren with big smiles and open arms!

At this time, we are evaluating this day by day, but will be in touch with updates as we have them.

Check our website for details on all other programs.

We are a resilient community and we know we will get through this—together. In the meantime, please do everything you can to stay healthy and ensure the health of those around you.

Be well,
Scott Ehrlich
Chief Executive Officer, David Posnack JCC

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