Children + Families

At the JCC, we nurture families by cultivating experiences where children can thrive, parents can connect, and families can grow together. When you join us for prenatal programs, a swim in our pool with your baby, a music class with your toddler, a cooking class with your school-aged child, or community service with your teen, you will feel right at home. At The Bert and Sandra Wasserman Center for Family Life, we are here for your family at every age and at every stage.

2023 Registration Dates

Fall Registration is now open. Classes begin Sep 6.

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Make a Friendly Connection with Your Family

At the JCC, we've repeatedly seen the value of connection for members of our community. Multiple rounds of phone calls from JCC volunteers and staff to our older adult community, in particular, has shown us how a little caring goes a VERY long way. This is true, pandemic or not. With that in mind, The Bert and Sandra Wasserman Center for Family Life and The Wechsler Center for Modern Aging encourage you to join us for an important initiative, Friendly Connections: Building Intergenerational Relationships, in which older adults will be paired with families like your own for regularly scheduled phone, Zoom or FaceTime, or email conversations. Please fill out this brief questionnaire designed to help us make the best matches possible. We are hoping that by doing this, we will be able to make mutually beneficial connections.

For more information, email Sherri Lerner at

Photo + Video Policy

The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and/or its agents may record and/or photograph performances and classes for archival or other purposes, including promotion. Such recording and/or photographing may include audience pictures or class participants. Your attendance and/or participation shall be deemed your consent to appear in such programs and/or photographs without compensation.

Help us continue to ensure accessible programming for everyone. Please support Children + Family programming at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.