April 3, 2020 | 9 Nisan 5780
Family Outreach from the J
Hearts for Health
Hello Families,

The Early Learning Center at the J has been asked to make Hearts for Health to decorate Baystate Medical Center and show our appreciation for all the doctors, nurses and other essential workers who are working so hard to make sure people are healthy.

You can cut out and decorate your own hearts, or pick up pre-cut hearts that we will leave outside the J's Early Learning Center entrance from Friday, April 3rd - Thursday, April 9th.

Drop off your hearts in the bin outside the ELC entrance anytime from now until Friday, April 10th. We will pick them up and deliver them.

Of note:
  • We have several online activities for you and your children. You can view all of the J's social media channels, along with the virtual program schedule on the J's website.

  • We will pause our online programs in observance of Passover on April 9 and April 15.
Family Online Programs...
Monday, April 6
11:00 am | Passover Project
01:30 pm | Dance Party
03:00 pm | Photography Fun
Tuesday, April 7
01:00 pm | GoNoodle
11:30 am | Tinkergarten
04:00 pm | Live Cooking Show*
Wednesday, April 8
01:00 pm | Costume SuperHero
04:00 pm | Zentangle Workshop
Thursday, April 9
Chag Sameach!
Friday, April 10
04:30 pm | Shabbat Singalong
Every Saturday...
07:30 pm | Havdalah
Story Time with Miss Deb
Story Time began with a fun sing-a-long, "Solomon the Camel." Join Miss Deb on a previously recorded Zoom Story Time.
Making Matzah with Sonia
A series of Bread Making 101 programs featured Matzah this week. Join Sonia on Thursdays at 10:30 am.
A Passover Connection
Sonia's friend Evelyn (from Florida) invites you into a Passover storyland. How wonderful to be connected virtually with friends in other parts of the country.
Now you try! Create a scene and your own re-enactment of the
(for example, your favorite part of the Passover story).
Broadway Singalong, Passover Style
Enjoy this Passover-themed take on a classic  Fiddler on the Roof  tune, from our friends at the JCC of the East Bay.
The Other Side of the Lens
From Cooking Matzah, Pizza, Story Time, and Craft Time, many people from our J Family are participating in the J's Virtual Programs .
We will post in a future J.Youth.Connection.
J Youth Wellness Check-in
Coach Kim and Coach Kyle wish you were here and look forward to seeing you again!
J Online Auction Comes to a Close This Weekend
Bid Oybay, Support Your J!
Now through April 5 (10:00 pm EST).

It's an uncertain time, but you can keep Your J standing strong while we all weather this storm. By joining us and spreading the word about OyBay, we can both support 200+ local businesses while helping the J raise much needed funds in this unprecedented time. We encourage bidders to bid above the item value, remembering that proceeds benefit youth and senior programs at the Springfield JCC.
We hope you will participate,
and please help spread the word:
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