Sunday, April 29: To accommodate Play at The J, the building will CLOSE promptly at 12:30 PM & Subway will be CLOSED all Day. For more closing information click the box below labeled "Sun, April 29 Play at The J Closings"
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

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

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Family Place Membership

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: Wednesdays, April 25 & 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: Thursdays, March 8 - April 26 • 4 - 4:45pm

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


Check Out Our 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.
Click here
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.

I am Interested in a 
Family Place Membership

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