Hello Kehillah Friends!

It's time to enjoy the the cooler weather and Fall foliage, cheer for our favorite football and soccer teams, and have fun apple and pumpkin picking! We've also been keeping busy and enjoying our programs in-person and remotely in Kehillah. We're always working together to stay safe by wearing our masks, keeping a safe distance from one another, and frequently washing our hands. In this year of uncertainty and change, we are extremely grateful for our families who have continued with our programs and it has been a pleasure to welcome new friends to our classes! We look forward to seeing you all again soon, whether it's in-person or on-line. Please stay safe and feel free to reach out if you have any questions or would like to try a class. Enrollment is on-going, so you're welcome to join at any time and most of the classes listed below will continue during the winter months and we hope to add new ones in 2021.

Your Friend,
Adaptive Aquatics Swim Lessons and Project RIDE are On-going Kehillah Programs at the J
"My son looks forward to the art class every week, thank you for offering such a creative and rewarding class!"
Creative Friends Art Class
October 5 - November 30
Mondays at 4:00 - 4:45 PM
Zoom Class - ages 8+

We love to express ourselves through art and look forward to seeing what masterpieces our friends will create!

$96 JCC members, $120 general public for 8 sessions
Acting with Purpose
September 29 - November 17
Tuesdays at 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Zoom Class and in-person at the J - ages 10+

A social-emotional program that puts mindfulness, empathy, and social awareness at the forefront. This group will practice social and pragmatic skills social awareness, and self-regulation. Our friends will learn how to act in different situations while playing games, socializing, and having fun!

$216 JCC members, $240 general public for 8 sessions

"I can't believe how engaged my daughter is during the acting class and how much more she talks afterwards!"

"My son doesn't usually do well on zoom, but he really enjoys this class and has carried over the social skills that he has learned."
Move to the Beat with Patty
September 29 - November 17
Tuesdays at 5:00 - 5:45 pm
In-Person Class at the J - ages 8+

We get up and move to the beat, accommodating all abilities then cool-down at the end with mindfulness and yoga.

$75 JCC members, $90 general public for 8 sessions

"We have lots of fun, play cool music and get to dance with our friends!"
Co-Ed Fun Fit Club
October 7 - December 12
Wednesdays at 4:00 - 4:45 pm
In-Person Class at the J - ages 10+

J.R. individualizes work out sessions for all abilities in his class, emphasizing safety and proper form, incorporating cardio and strengthening activities.

$80 JCC members, $100 general public for 8 sessions

"Thank you for helping me get stronger and learn new exercises!"
Walk or Roll with Tina
September 23 - November 11
Wednesdays at 4:00 - 4:45 pm (weather and daylight permitting)
In-Person at the J - all ages

Join us to walk or ride an adaptive tricycle and enjoy the lovely fall weather together!

$60 JCC members, $75 general public
Outdoor Afternoon Adventures with Kati
September 23 - November 11
Wednesdays at 4:30 - 5:15 pm
In-Person Class at the J - ages 3-8

Join Kati Otero, a board-certified Occupational Therapist from Bay Path University, as we practice fine and gross motor skills, experience sensory play, and socialize with our peers in a safe, structured environment. Activities are geared towards ages 3+. Join us in the picnic grove at the J (while the nice weather lasts!) and a classroom inside the J (when the weather is not favorable).

$60 JCC members, $75 general public for 8 sessions

"There are always new activities for the kids to try and adaptations are made to accommodate all the different abilities in the group."
"We enjoy seeing our son so excited about music, he participates with his drumsticks and sings along with Rusty and the other members of the group. We're happy that the class has still been offered on zoom!"
Music with Rusty
Ages 8 and up: 3:30 - 4:15 pm
Ages up to 8: 4:15 - 5:00 pm
Zoom Class

Michael “Rusty” Russell, MTBC, is a board-certified music therapist specializing in music with children and adults with disabilities. He uses music to increase social skills: speech, non-verbal communication, interaction and confidence building. Musical instruments are used to increase sharing skills, following directions, and emotional expression. Parents are welcome to join the group and can be wonderful models and support for our children by participating in vocal and instrumental music making. There are no prerequisites for our groups, children of all abilities are welcome!

$120 JCC members, $150 general public for 8 sessions
"This has been such a difficult and isolating year for my daughter, joining social group has given her something to look forward to and offers her connections to her friends at the JCC."
Club Kehillah Social Group
4:30 - 5:15 pm
Zoom Class OR In-Person Class at the J - ages 15+

Our friends like to get together, whether in-person or on-line, to play games and socialize!

$48 JCC members, $60 general public per month

Kehillah Facebook Feature
Ongoing - Free

Yoga and mindfulness videos, cooking classes, basketball and other fun classes and activities will be posted weekly!
Best Buddies
Twice a month on Zoom - FREE - Please contact Tina to register and join
To register or for more information, please call (413) 739-4715
or email Tina Edwards, Director of Kehillah.