J Family


The Alpert JCC is proud to offer this new family initiative.  


The goal of the J Family program is to provide resources and programs for our families to enhance our Jewish community, customs, and experiences both in the home and community.  We want to empower all our families to celebrate and enjoy the customs and cultures of our beautiful Jewish Tradition.  This program is designed to give your family the tools and resources to do that.   We hope you will join in on the Fun!


The J Family Program is made possible through a generous grant from Jewish Long Beach.


The role of the Alpert JCC has always been a place where people can gather – where people welcome and take care of one another. Through these difficult times, where physical distancing is how we take care of one another, we are committed to continuing our programs for families in spite of these unique circumstances. Every month we host different family programs, from cooking to crafting, story time, and holiday programs. Here’s what’s coming up!

Kids Cooking Class: It’s Pizza Time!

JAN 10 | 4 PM | ZOOM

Are you ready for a fun easy way to make dinner?  This class is good for kids of all ages.  We will be using an easy two-ingredient dough, and make three different delicious favorites. So let’s get our hands in some dough, have some fun, and get creative too. Since this workshop includes the use of knives, hot pans, and the stovetop and oven, adult supervision is strongly recommended.


In this workshop, we’ll be making

    • Pizza dough 
    • Easy pizza sauce
    • Bread bowls 
    • Cinnamon sugar bread twists 

What you will need

  • Self-Rising Flour (or make your own self-rising flour – attached)
  • Greek yogurt 
  • Olive oil
  • Cheese of your choice for pizza
  • Pizza toppings of your choice
  • Pizza sauce- Prepared (jar) pizza sauce OR Homemade – tomato sauce or fire-roasted tomato, tomato paste, seasoning:  garlic, oregano, Italian seasoning, onion, pepper, salt (and whatever else you may like)
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Butter

You’ll also need

  • Bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Baking sheet
  • Muffin pan
  • Parchment paper (optional, but encouraged


The J Family Program is made possible through a generous grant from Jewish Long Beach.


Family Tu B’shevat Seder

JAN 24 | 3 PM | ZOOM

Join J Family and Temple Israel for an exciting Tu B’shevat Seder at 3:00 pm via Zoom. We will sing songs, say special blessings, and enjoy tasty treats and drinks. If you would like to purchase a kit with everything you need for the seder, they will be available for pick up at the JCC on January 21 from 3-4 pm. Must register for your kit no later than January 11. The cost of Kit is $10 each and will have enough food and drinks for 2-3 people. If you can not afford a kit and would like one, please contact Dana Schneider-Chanzit at dschneider@alpertjcc.org.


What you will need for the seder (if you would like to supply your own):

  • White and Red Grape Juice
  • Four different kinds of fruits (at least one from each category):
    1. Fruit with soft outside with a pit in the center — olives or dates, peaches, apricots, etc
    2. Fruit that is hard on the outside and soft on the inside, such as walnuts, coconuts, or almonds
    3. Fruit that is soft throughout and is completely edible, such as figs, grapes, and raisins
    4. This Fruit has a tough skin on the outside but sweet fruit within–mangos, bananas, avocados


The J Family Program is made possible through a generous grant from Jewish Long Beach.



  • Make sure to check out the PJ Library website for wonderful family resources HERE
  • Find Awesome videos on BimBam about all things Jewish for kids HERE
  • Great education resources from Holidays to Hebrew learning for children HERE
  • Chabad.org has a whole section just for kids.  It has lots of great stuff to check out HERE
  • Learn about Israel with Shalom Sesame! HERE