Activities & Resources
Stroum Jewish Community Center454in Mercer Island, WA 98040
about Stroum Jewish Community Center:
Every quarter, the Center publishes a program guide with over 125 varied classes, from swimming lessons to adult Jewish enrichment, open to both JCC members and non-members. Each summer, the Center offers over one hundred summer camps both on- and off-site, attended by schoolchildren from Bellevue, Mercer Island, and Seattle, with sports, arts and crafts, science, drama and adventure camps. The Center also organizes plays, all-ages concerts and field trips for youth and teens, and hosts free community-wide events to celebrate Hanukkah, Sukkot, and Purim.
The Parenting Center offers programs for families with children 0 to three years old. Classes include Tot Shabbat, a free drop-in program on Fridays at 9:45am with music, singing, and dancing; Baby Sign, where parents learn to communicate with their babies before they can talk; field trips to the Seattle Art Museum for a tour of exhibits with a private, baby-friendly docent; and Creative Beginnings a small group of moms and babies who do arts and crafts, sing, play, and dance together. Class registration is available online.