Family Engagement with the Bender JCC & PJ Library & Jewish Family Ambassadors

What is J Play?

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The Bender JCC of Greater Washington, along with PJ Library, welcomes Montgomery County families to join us for fun-filled Jewish experiences both inside and outside the walls of the Bender JCC.  Through play dates, community events, and holiday celebrations we aim to connect families and build friendships in their geographic area (Play dates occur throughout MoCo, not just Rockville).

The Bender JCC embraces and welcomes the diversity of our community and encourages everyone to seek meaning and fulfillment by participating in our rich programming inspired by our Jewish heritage.  We open our doors to everyone, including people of all backgrounds, religions, abilities and sexual orientations, and interfaith couples and families. Inclusion permeates our Center.

What else can families with young children do at the Bender JCC?

From our renowned preschool and camp programs to our resource-packed parenting center, children and families thrive at the Bender JCC. The Bender JCC provides activities, classes and educational opportunities for the whole family.  Celebrate Jewish holidays, cultivate essential developmental skills, and create play-filled memories and much more.  The Bender JCC also offers a fantastic fitnessexperience for your young ones. Children can make a splash in our indoor and outdoor pools, run around in our children’s play gyms, and take entry-level sportsarts, dance, and music courses.

What is the Jewish Family Ambassador Program?

The Bender JCC wants to welcome parents raising Jewish children into our community!

Our Jewish Family Ambassadors (JFAs) are here to listen and share with you, and to connect you to other families and opportunities in our Jewish community.

Take a minute to fill out the information below to learn more, and get ready to meet the JFA in your area for coffee or at a play space or park (Our treat!). They can’t wait to get to know you!

You will also get a complimentary Welcome Baby Bag filled with goodies for children 0 – 36 months.

If you live in Montgomery County and are raising a Jewish child 3 and under, sign up here!

Bender JCC is proud to partner with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington to present JFamily Ambassador.

Learn more and meet our Jewish Family Ambassadors