Kids & Families

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

Enrichment Class Schedule

Families with children birth through preschool:

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-11am. 

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 9:30am-10:15am. PLEASE NOTE: Storytime and Tot Shabbat will move to live-streaming online only, per the CDC’s recommendations to limit programs with 50+ attendees to limit the spread of infectious diseases. Please join our FB Group to live stream Storytime and Tot Shabbat as of March 20th, until further notice. 

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 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, see upcoming dates, and register, please go here.

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.

Kids Class Schedule

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

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 5pm, 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.

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

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