Parent and Child Programs

Enjoy a class with your child. Whether you’re clapping along with Monkey Rock or blowing bubbles in the SJCC salt water pool, parent and child programs offer special opportunities for fun and bonding with your little ones.

Contact Ella, edagan@jccottawa.comto get on our mailing list and receive emails about upcoming events for children.

Registration for these programs is through the SJCC unless otherwise indicated. Classes require a minimum of 4 participants in order to run so help spread the word.

Shabbat Shalom

Join us for a fun Friday morning Shabbat celebration and playgroup in the kid friendly SJCC space. Parents and children meet new friends and enjoy Shabbat in both English and Hebrew, sing and taste delicious challah.

Perfect for kids 4 and under. Open to all Jewish and Interfaith Families.

Fridays, 9:25 am – 10:00 am

  • September 13, 20 & 27
  • October 4, 11 & 18
  • November 1, 8, 15 & 22
  • December 6 & 13


Family Life Centre Parent & Tot Swim

3–15 months

This fun program structures in water interaction between parent and child. The emphasis is to reinforce the importance of play in developing a water-positive attitude and skills.

Mondays, 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Fall: October 28December 16
$111 SJCC Members • $142 Non Members

Winter: January 6March 9
No class: February 17
$125 SJCC Members • $162 Non Members

Monkey Rock Music

Does your child rock? Then Monkey Rock Music is a must! During this 40-minute musical experience, you and your child will explore music and movement in a stimulating and fun atmosphere. Your child will develop a love of creating and experiencing music that will last a lifetime.

1-2 year-olds 10:00 am – 10:40 am
2-4 year-olds 10:45 am – 11:25 am
0-1 year-olds 11:30 am – 12:10 pm

Fall: September 11December 18
No class: October 9

Winter: January 8March 25

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NEW! Jewish Education Classes for Parents

Expanding the Circle

A program for interfaith families at the Soloway JCC

Join us for a series of discussions, hands-on workshops on holiday traditions and social events.

Explore ways that your family can be part of our community, puzzle over how the different traditions in your family co-exist and share experiences with other families,

First class Sunday September 22, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Soloway JCC

Free program, babysitting available.

For information contact Maxine Miska, Assistant Executive Director, Soloway JCC at (613)798-9818 ext. 263,