About Jewish Family Jams

Jewish Family Jams is a project inspired by challenges observed in the Jewish community involving the engagement of young families and children in communal life.
The creation of this opportunity for playful, educational engagement is a 'triple win' for participants, leaders, and host communities.

Jewish Family Jams offers a model of developmentally appropriate Jewish educational experiences through musical play that seeks to:

  • increase engagement in Jewish communal life for young children and their families

  • enhance adult participant’s understanding of their child’s development, highlighting opportunities to recognize and celebrate 

  • developmental milestones and understand developmentally appropriate expectations

    • foster connections between: 

    • an individual and Jewish life

    • a family and a community

    • a child and their caregiver

  • Support the development of a spiritual identity for all participants

  • Introduce or enhance participant’s understanding of Jewish text and tradition and their relevance to their family’s life

The child becoming incarnate is a spiritual embryo which needs its own special environment. Just as a physical embryo needs its mother's womb in which to grow, so the spiritual embryo needs to be protected by an external environment that is warm with love and rich in nourishment.
~Maria Montessori

What Is
Jewish Family Jams?

Interactive, play-based music and movement for young children and their grown ups.

At Jewish Family Jam Sessions, Participants will:

  • Sing, move, learn, play, create, bond, pray  and grow!
  • Express & explore children's instincts to love, connect, and make music.
  • Receive a CD of Jewish Family Jams songs to share at home and in the car.
  • Support and celebrate the child’s physical, spiritual, emotional and neurological development.
  • Access Jewish Community Connections Concierge: learn about other events, programs and classes for young Jewish families in your area..