Saturday, May 26 thru Monday, May 28: Outdoor Pool OPENS. For hours see Memorial Weekend Hours box below. Monday, May 28, Memorial Day Hours: Fitness & Aquatics OPEN from 5:30am - noon (building closes promptly at 12:30pm) - Outdoor Pool & Sprayground are OPEN on Memorial Day from 8 am - 5 pm. Questions, please call 216.831.0700. ext 0 or 1302.
26001 S. Woodland Rd.
Beachwood, OH |
(216) 831-0700
Today's Hours:
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10 pm
5:30 am - 10 pm
5:30 am - 8 pm
8 am - 8 pm
Preschool & Childcare

Family Place & Debra Ann November KidSpace

Programs for Families with Children Birth-PreK - Free for Members!

  • Family Place is a drop-in family activity room with lots of toys and games off the main lobby.

  • The Debra Ann November KidSpace Gross Motor Skills Activity Room offers a toddler-sized climbing wall and interactive, indoor climbing equipment that encourages imagination and cooperative play.

  • Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For information, email

  • Ask About Our Family Place Birthday Parties

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Aleph Bet & Me
Come join us for songs, rhymes, movement, and stories in Hebrew with your little ones. Aleph Bet and Me is suitable for all levels of Hebrew speakers. Open to Birth–Pre-K, older siblings welcome! This program will take place in Hebrew, and is free and open to the community.

Who: Birth – Pre K
Where: Mandel JCC Family Place
When: Wednesday May 23 • 9:30 AM - 10AM 
Fee: Free & Open to the Community 

Family Place Hosts Tinkergarden
Tinkergarten Leader, Renee Burr, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we’ll share insight into your child’s development.

Who: Families with children ages 18 months - 5 years
Where: Mandel JCC Family Place
When: Thusrday, May 17 • 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Fee: Free - Must Register (Only 15 Spots Available)


Little Man Dance Jam
In this high energy dance class, boys will explore rhythm, musicality, and choreography! Through moving creatively with props, dancers will gain coordination, confidence, and team building skills. A class for movers with big imaginations! Comfy clothes and sneakers suggested. Parent must remain on site.

Who: For boys ages 3 - 5 
Must be a Mandel JCC or Family Place member to participate
When: TBD

Where: Ante Room by Stonehill
Fee: $160 (8 weeks


Meet Beth Levy, Family Place Coordinator • (216) 831-0700 ext. 1387

Beth Levy is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW). She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Wheaton College in Norton Massachusetts and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago. Working with young children and families is both Beth’s passion and her background. Beth worked with children and teens and their families at Beech Brook Treatment Center and in her own private practice. The last two years she worked as a PJ Library ambassador doing outreach for families with infants and toddlers.  

Beth Levy is no stranger to Family Place. She has led The J’s  new mom and baby group for the past two years.  She brings her experience using art therapy techniques, play therapy and use of creative play to Family Place. Beth has two daughters, ages 2 ½  and 4 ½ years old, who have been Family Place “regulars” since birth. Beth is passionate about The J and Family Place and looks forward to meeting and interacting with our young families and their children and answering questions and providing support.



Maria Hanley, Family Place Summer Specialist
(216) 831-0700 ext. 1387
Maria is an early childhood dance and movement educator specializing in ages 0-6. New to Cleveland, Maria relocated with her family from New York City where she was the creator of the early childhood dance program at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan. Maria also has experience working in several preschool settings and leads dance class for Family Place during the school year. Maria holds a masters in dance education from NYU and is the mom of two young boys. She looks forward to a fun summer program with you and your child!



Family Place Schedule

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Please note: Family Place is closed for cleaning Mon-Thurs, approx. 8 pm and Fridays, approx. 7:30 pm.