Kids & Families

At the Levin JCC, we nurture families by cultivating experiences where children can thrive, parents can connect, and families can grow together.

Kid’s class schedule

Families with children birth through preschool:

Gentle Yoga: Gentle Yoga is focused on stretching and stillness of the mind. The vinyasa style flow will emphasize breath and stretching. Sequences are crafted to include modifications for prenatal and post-natal practitioners. Mondays from 10:30am-11:15am, beginning September 17th.

Tunes and Tots: You and your child will move, sing, and make music! Feed your child’s development with songs, movement, instruments, and music exploration. Tailored for ages 1-3 but all ages are welcome!  Free for members, $3 for guests. Mondays from 9:45am-10:15am.

PJ Library Playtime: Join us for 45 minutes of play, tumbling, and fun, along with something a little special, including a craft, a song, a story, and much more! Drop in whenever you can! Free for Levin JCC and PJ Library members. Free for members, $3 for guests.  Thursdays 10am-10:45am.

PJ Parenting Playgroup: Parenting is hard! Come for a facilitated, non-judgmental discussion about tricky topics while kids play! We’ll provide toys and snacks. Focused on 1 to 3 year olds, but parent’s to all ages are welcome.

This season’s schedule includes:

“Boundary Setting” on 9/6 from 10am-10:45am.

“Navigating Friendships” on 10/7 from 9am-10am.

“Mealtime Battles” on 11/9 from 10:30am-11:30am.

“Choosing a Preschool Program” on 12/6 from 10am-10:45am.

Storytime and Tot Shabbat: Join us every week for books, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and bubbles with Durham’s best storyteller, Amy Godfrey! Great for babies through preschoolers. Free and open to all. After storytime, all are invited for Tot Shabbat with songs, blessings, juice, and challah. Free for everyone. Fridays from 9:45am-10:30am.

Parent’s Morning Out: Run errands, do chores, have brunch with friends, or just enjoy some quiet time while your child enjoys play, crafts, stories, and music in a warm and safe environment! Please provide snacks and diapering materials. Ages 6 months to 4 years. Pre-registration required. 9am-noon. To learn more and register, please go here.

Upcoming Dates: 11/6, 12/5.

Families with children preschool through elementary:

Kids’ Night Out: It’s a win, win! Both you and your kids get to enjoy a night out at Camp Shelanu’s Kid’s Night Out. They will have a short Havdalah ritual, play games or do crafts, and end the night with a movie. Kids can come in pajamas if they wish. Cheese pizza will be served. In the summer, kids will have the option to swim. Ages 3-years-old to 10-years-old. Pre-registration by the Wednesday before required. Saturdays from 5:30pm – 9pm. To learn more and register, please go here.

Upcoming Dates: 11/17. 12/15

Family events on Purim, Sukkot, and Hanukkah.

Enrichment Classes: Your child will love participating in our wide variety of enriching kids classes! They can explore their athletic side in one of our many fitness classes or unlock their creativity in one of our fun art classes. For Baby and Me, preschool, and K-5th Grade.

Kid’s class schedule

Piano Lessons: for both kids and adults! Beginners and intermediate/advanced students welcome. To learn more, please go here.

Aerial Silks Lessons: Private and semi-private lessons available, for those 5-years-old and up.

School’s Out CampWhen school is out, remember that the “J” is in! Activities may include sports, games, crafts, cooking, playground time, aerial silks, nature, and more. Preschoolers have a rest/nap time after lunch.  (Preschool camp on selected dates. Must be potty trained.) To learn more and register, please go here.

Follows Durham Public School’s Traditional schedule, Durham Public School’s Year-Round schedule, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School schedule, and the Lerner Jewish Community Day School schedule.

Camp Shelanu welcomes everyone with joy, inclusivity of all faiths and backgrounds, and pride in our diverse community! To learn more, please go here.

Summer Specials:

Food Trucks and Flicks: A food truck for dinner and a family movie every Monday all summer long! Food trucks come at 5, movie starts at 5:45pm.

Swim Lessons: Group, private, and semi-private lessons available during the summer for babies up to strong swimmers.

Swim Team: Our Water Dragons Swim Team welcomes swimmers ages 4-18 years old. The Levin JCC swim team program provides a personalized experience emphasizing teamwork, sportsmanship and personal achievement. We work with swimmers of all levels. Opening for Summer 2019 in May, 2019.

Check out our calendar listings below to get a taste of what we have in store, click here to view all events.


November 19 @ 9:45 am - 10:15 am

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An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Monday, repeating indefinitely


Tunes and Tots

You and your child will move, sing, and make music!  Feed your child’s development with songs, movement, instruments, and music exploration.  Tailored for ages 1-3 but all ages are welcome! Read on! →

Find out more »

Member Cost: Free
Guest Cost: $3, $18 for 7 classes



November 23 @ 9:45 am - 10:30 am


Storytime

Join us every week for books, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and bubbles with Durham’s best storyteller, Amy Godfrey! Great for babies through preschoolers.  Free and open to all. No Tot Shabbat this week!

Find out more »

Member Cost: Free
Guest Cost: Free



November 26 @ 9:45 am - 10:15 am

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An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Monday, repeating indefinitely


Tunes and Tots

You and your child will move, sing, and make music!  Feed your child’s development with songs, movement, instruments, and music exploration.  Tailored for ages 1-3 but all ages are welcome! Read on! →

Find out more »

Member Cost: Free
Guest Cost: $3, $18 for 7 classes



November 29 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

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Every Thursday from 10am-10:45am


PJ Library Playtime

Join us for 45 minutes of play, tumbling, fun, along with something a little special, including a craft, a song, a story, and much more! Drop in whenever you can! Free for Levin JCC and PJ Library members. $3 for guests. Read on! →

Find out more »

Member Cost: Free
Guest Cost: $3



November 30 @ 9:45 am - 10:30 am


Storytime and Hanukkah Tot Shabbat

Join us every week for books, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and bubbles with Durham’s best storyteller, Amy Godfrey! Great for babies through preschoolers.  Free and open to all. This week at Tot Shabbat we’ll celebrate Hanukkah with songs, a craft, and a surprise to take home, brought to you by PJ Library.

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Member Cost: Free
Guest Cost: Free



December 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Hanukkah Festival

More information coming soon! Read on! →

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December 3 @ 9:45 am - 10:15 am

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An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Monday, repeating indefinitely


Tunes and Tots

You and your child will move, sing, and make music!  Feed your child’s development with songs, movement, instruments, and music exploration.  Tailored for ages 1-3 but all ages are welcome! Read on! →

Find out more »

Member Cost: Free
Guest Cost: $3, $18 for 7 classes



December 6 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am

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Every Thursday from 10am-10:45am


PJ Library Playtime

Join us for 45 minutes of play, tumbling, fun, along with something a little special, including a craft, a song, a story, and much more! Drop in whenever you can! Free for Levin JCC and PJ Library members. $3 for guests. Read on! →

Find out more »

Member Cost: Free
Guest Cost: $3



December 7 @ 9:45 am - 10:30 am


Storytime and special Hanukkah Tot Shabbat

Join us every week for books, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and bubbles with Durham’s best storyteller, Amy Godfrey! Great for babies through preschoolers.  Free and open to all. After storytime, all are invited for Tot Shabbat with songs, blessings, juice, and challah.  This week is a special Hanukkah storytime with PJ Library with crafts, songs, and Read on! →

Find out more »

Member Cost: Free
Guest Cost: Free



December 10 @ 9:45 am - 10:15 am

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An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Monday, repeating indefinitely


Tunes and Tots

You and your child will move, sing, and make music!  Feed your child’s development with songs, movement, instruments, and music exploration.  Tailored for ages 1-3 but all ages are welcome! Read on! →

Find out more »

Member Cost: Free
Guest Cost: $3, $18 for 7 classes


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