Friday, March 30: In observance of Passover, Fitness & Aquatics will CLOSE at 5:00 p.m. and there will be no Kid Kare babysitting and no Women's-Only swim. The building will CLOSE promptly at 5:30 p.m. The J's Fitness & Aquatics programs will remain open throughout the remainder of Passover. Questions? Please call 216.831.0700. ext 0 or ext 1302. Best wishes for a happy and healthy Passover.
26001 S. Woodland Rd.
Beachwood, OH |
(216) 831-0700
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
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5:30 am - 10 pm
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5:30 am - 8 pm
8 am - 8 pm
Preschool & Childcare

Family Place & Debra Ann November KidSpace

Programs for Families with Children Birth-PreK

Parent & Tot Programming 6 mornings a week in Family Place, the indoor pool & the gym - 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

Family Place Schedule

Interested in a
Family Place Membership

J-Family Day
Explore Jewish holidays and themes in a fun, hands-on and meaningful way with The J's Early Childhood staff. This month: Friends

Who: Families with young children birth to Pre-K
Where: Family Place
When: Sunday, March 25 • 9:30-11:30 am
Fee: FREE and open to the community
Please use The J's main entrance. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Guests must show a valid photo ID.
Questions? Contact Holly Bruell- 

Organized gym class led by Lakeshore Gymnastics, children will improve coordination and gain social skills through tumbling, drills and games. Children must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver. (Class will be cancelled is minimum registration is not met)

Who: Ages 18 months - 4 years old
When: Thursdays, April 11 - May 30 • 9:15 - 10:00 pm

Where: Ante Room by Stonehill
Fee: $40 


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: Thursdays, March 8 - April 26 • 4 - 4:45pm

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

Ballet at The J
Ages 3 & 4
Join Miss Maria for a ballet class that explores ballet vocabulary and technique while building confidence and a love for dance. Class will incorporate unique props that encourage imagination, teamwork, and self-expression. Boys and girls welcome! Ballet attire encouraged but not required. Drop off class for ages 3 and 4. Parent must remain on site.

Who: Kids ages 3 & 4
Must be a Mandel JCC or Family Place member to participate
When: TBD

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


Ballet at The J
Ages 2 & 3
Join Miss Maria for a ballet class that encourages independence, confidence and creative thinking. An introduction to ballet terminology and body awareness, dancers will explore movement with music and props. Enjoy dancing with your toddler as they make new friends! Ballet attire encouraged but not required! Grown- up participation required.

Who: Kids ages 2 & 3
Must be a Mandel JCC or Family Place member to participate
When: TBD

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


Check Out Our New Family Place Schedule:

Music and Movement
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM OR 10 AM - 10:30 AM • Birth - Pre K 
An interactive program with songs, stories, movement and creative learning designed to enhance each child's self-esteem.

Breakfast Bunch
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM • Birth - Pre K 
Join Beth Levy, Family Place Coordinator, for breakfast! Cereal and milk will be provided, families are also welcome to bring in their own food to enjoy (nut-free, please).


Dancing Together Tuesday 
10:15 – 11 am • 18 months - 3 years  
Join us for a creative movement class with dance instructor Maria Hanley. Explore music, props, dance vocabulary and teamwork


Moms & Babes
11 am – 12 pm • Birth - 12 months 
Join us every Tuesday morning for eight weeks and enjoy time with your baby in a safe, relaxing environment. Make new friends and take part in discussions of interest to other new moms.
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for details.

Inflatables & Drop-In Gym
10 am - 12 pm • Birth – Pre-K
Join Family Place friends in the gymnasium for a fun morning of inflatables and active play.

Creation Station

9:30-11:30 am • Birth – Pre-K
Drop-in and join Beth Levy, Family Place Coordinator for a hands on morning of creative learning and sensory exploration.

Early Childhood Playground - Open Play
10:00 - 10:30 am • Weather Permitting 

Come play on the Early Childhood playground!

Tot Shabbat
10:30 - 11:00 am • Birth - Pre K • Free and open to the community!
In the Stonehill Ante Room
Welcome Shabbat with festive songs, enriching experiences, traditional blessings and delicious challah. This half hour brings warmth, fun and promotes a sense of community for children and adults. 

Drop-In Swim
On-going •  10 am - 12 pm • Birth- Pre K • Indoor Pool
Come splash in the pool with your little one! Children must be accompanied by an adult in the water.

Meet Beth Levy, Our New 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.


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