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    CBB: Vilna Shul Presents Polish Jewry Today

    Vilna Shul
    A panel of experts moderated by Poland’s Honorary Consul General Marek Lesniewski-Laas will discuss the revived interest in the history of Jews in Poland and the resurgence of Jewish culture in Poland today.

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    CBB: Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations Discussion Series

    Leventhal-Sidman JCC
    Is Science Replacing God?
    Are science and religion forever locked in conflict or can they coexist? On issues from evolution and the big bang to new advances in technology and medicine, religion and science are often at odds. Our Jonathan Samen Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations Discussion Series will tackle some of the most controversial breakthroughs in science, including gene editing and advancements towards immortality. What happens as our ethical and religious institutions struggle to keep up with science’s latest developments? We address the weighty questions asking if science refutes religion or if they are two separate issues. Join us for a panel discussion on Thursday, February 1 from 7:30-9pm at the Leventhal-Sidman Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton. Go to for more information and to purchase a ticket.
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    CBB: PJ Library Shabbat Pizza and Play

    Inside Playground, 100 Parker Street in Watertown
    Celebrate Shabbat with families living in your area at the Inside Playground (100 Parker Street) in Watertown on Friday, February 2 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Meet new friends and reconnect with old. Welcome Shabbat, take a break from the work week, and enjoy a casual pizza dinner as your kids climb, jump, and discover. Cost is $20/family. For families with children ages 2-5 years. Register at For more information, contact or 617-841-8009.
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    CBB: JCC All Camp Fair Event

    Leventhal-Sidman JCC
    JCC camps are for children in grades preschool to high school with transportation from many locations in Greater Boston. Meet the day and overnight camp directors and register for Summer 2018 at the Leventhal-Sidman Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Sunday, February 4 from 2-4pm. Register for Camp Grossman, Camp Kaleidoscope, Camp Kingswood, Specialty Camps, and the Early Learning Center’s Preschool Summer Program and receive special discounts for the 2018 season! No charge for event. Everyone welcome. For more information, visit or contact or 617-244-5124.
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    CBB: PJ Library Road Trips: Gymfinity Sports Academy

    Gymfinity Sports Academy, 213 Turnpike Street in Stoughton
    Join PJ Library Road Trips as we explore and discover local attractions and activities with JCC South Area families! Venture with us on Thursday, February 8 from 10-11:30 am to Gymfinity Sports Academy (213 Turnpike Street) in Stoughton, a new state of the art gymnastics facility where your child can complete obstacle courses, jump on inflatables, and dive in the giant foam pit. This will be a FREE open play just for JCC families and not open to the public. Light snacks provided. For families with children ages 0-6 years, with adult. To RSVP, contact or 781-795-0510. For more information visit
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    CBB: Pasta! Havdalah! Cinema! at Temple Aliyah

    Temple Aliyah
    Pasta! Havdalah! Cinema! Bring your whole family to enjoy the end of Shabbat with Temple Aliyah in Needham on Sat., February 10th.  We will dig into a pasta and salad bar, followed by Havdalah, followed by two movies, shown simultaneously--one for younger kids and one for older kids. Parents can watch the movie with their children, or mingle with other parents over wine.
    $30 per family.  Register here.
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    CBB: Family Surf and Adventure Camps

    Nicaragua, South America
    February 18 - 24

    These retreats have something for every member of your family! In addition to daily yoga and healthy meals, we offer surfing lessons, zip lines, canopy tours, horseback riding and often release of baby sea turtles! Come experience an adventure of a lifetime and enjoy the beach that is only steps away from our accommodations. Prices start at $2,999 for a family of four. Featuring guest teacher Aryeh Marcovski, Children's Yoga Instructor.

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    Contact: Michelle Fleming
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    CBB: Moon Mouse - a Space Odyssey

    Leventhal-Sidman JCC
    Lightwire Theatre's new production is an innovative theatrical experience that comes to life through a stunning blend of electroluminescent artistry and poignant storytelling that captivates both children and adults alike! Join Marvin the mouse as he sets out on a cosmic adventure and learns that being different is cool! Held at the Leventhal-Sidman Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton on Monday, February 19, 2018. Shows at 11am and 1pm. For all ages. Cost is $18. Show is part of the JCC Magic Ark Performing Arts Series for Families, a program of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. For tickets, visit or call 617-965-5226 or 866-811-4111.
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    CBB: PJ Library Purim Paloooza Dance Party

    Sharon Community Center (219 Massapoag Avenue) in Sharon
    Join PJ Library and JCC South Area families for a special Purim dance party at the Sharon Community Center (219 Massapoag Avenue) in Sharon on Thursday, February 22 from 10am-12pm. Dress in your favorite costume and rock-out to a DJ dance party with games and giveaways. Enjoy hamentashen and other light snacks to celebrate Purim. For families with children ages 0-8 years. Cost is $15/family. Register at For more information, contact
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    CBB: Welcome Baby! Fireside Sleep Chat

    The Beanery Café (181 Washington Street) in Easton
    Join Welcome Baby! and JCC South Area families for a discussion about child sleep strategies at The Beanery Café (181 Washington Street) in Easton on Tuesday, February 27 from 7-8:30pm. Dealing with your child's sleep challenges can be one of the most stressful parts of parenthood. Gather around the Beanery's cozy fireplace with a hot beverage for this private event with Joanie Olin, Certified Child Sleep Consultant of Pediatric Sleep Strategies, and get tips on dealing with a variety of baby and toddler sleep struggles. Parents are welcome to attend alone or with non-mobile infants. Coffee/tea and dessert provided. Cost is $10/family. For families with babies ages 0-2 years. Register at  For more information, contact or 781-795-0510.
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