Exciting Spring and Summer Programs at JCC Indianapolis

Multiethnic Group Of Happy Male Friends With Soccer Ball

Spring is in full bloom, and the JCC Indianapolis is bustling with activity! Whether you’re an art enthusiast, a parent looking for fun summer activities for your children, or someone seeking a deeper understanding of Jewish orthodoxy, there is a program for you!

Passover: A Sacred Jewish Holiday 

Passover commemorates the Israelites’ departures from Egypt and symbolizes the universal quest for freedom. The holiday spans seven or eight days, depending on the branch of Judaism, and begins on the night of a full moon in the spring. In 2024, Passover begins on Monday, April 22nd. Many American Jews observe Passover by attending a seder or ritual dinner on the holiday’s first and/or second night. During this time, most American Jews also refrain from eating leavened bread and grain products as a remembrance of their ancestors’ hasty departure from Egypt, which left no time for their bread to rise. Overall, Passover is a time to gather with close family and friends and engage in various traditions that connect the past to the present.

Beginning Watercolor Class

If you’ve always wanted to explore the world of watercolor painting, now is your chance! Register for the Beginning Watercolor Class with talented instructors Anna Roberts and Cheryle Lowe as they guide participants through the basics of working with watercolor paints. During this class, participants will create a canvas composition while concentrating on essential techniques such as color mixing, brush strokes, and composition.

Unorthodox Views from an Orthodox Jew

Join us as individuals of all faiths attend this insightful discussion series that offers a unique perspective on various aspects of Judaism. Rabbi Benjamin Goldstein of the JCC Indianapolis will create a collaborative and intellectual dialogue that explores Jewish identity, politics, and philosophical themes. Each session will address a different topic.

Summer 2024 Program Registration 

Jump Bunch Summer 2024

If your child is between the ages of two and five, be sure to register them for Jump Bunch Summer 2024! Over eight weeks, children will benefit from various interactive activities that focus on physical fitness, teamwork, and skill development during each weekly session. Kids will enjoy participating in various sports, games, and exercises tailored to their age and skill level. Registration opens Tuesday, April 30th!

Summer Karate 2024 | Beginner and Advanced

Registration opens May 15th for summer karate classes at the JCC Indianapolis for beginner and advanced students. Beginner classes will focus on the fundamentals of karate and self-defense, while the advanced class will provide in-depth training for more experienced students. Master Mike Marienthal, a valued member of the JCC Indianapolis community, instructs both classes.

Summer Camps K-9

Summer break is quickly approaching, and the JCC Indianapolis offers various programs to engage and entertain school-age children while school is out of session. Whether your child enrolls in one of our day camps, sports camp, or specialty camp programs, they will make new friends and lifelong memories! Don’t miss the opportunity to secure your child’s spot in our exciting summer camp programs—register today before all camps reach capacity!

Summer Hiring 

Join the vibrant team at JCC Indianapolis and embark on an exciting journey as a summer camp counselor or seasonal staff member! We’re currently seeking enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about working with children and creating memorable experiences. As a member of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, foster creativity, and build lifelong friendships while enjoying the fun and excitement of our dynamic campus. Don’t miss out on this chance to be part of something truly special—call us at (317) 251-9467, and make this summer one to remember!

History.com. “Passover.” Accessed April 15, 2024. https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/passover#when-is-passover-2022.