Eclipse Day at the J

The once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse happens Monday, April 8 at 3:20pm – the first one in our area in 99 years! The JCC is perfectly situated in the “path of totality,” meaning that our backyard – on the tennis courts facing the canal – is an especially excellent viewing location. Bring a lawn chair and join us as we share this incredible experience as a community! Arrive early to enjoy these fun activities below, and pick up your FREE AAS-certified-safe eclipse glasses! We’ll even have a telescope with a solar filter, and glow sticks!


  • Enjoy lunch at Fox’s Café at the J, including eclipse-moon cookies
  • Camp Seneca Lake swag table
  • Goodnight Moon storytime at 12:30pm

1pm to 3pm, Auds:

  • Don’t miss our fabulous Silent-Disco Moon Dance Party Rent our free headphones courtesy of Rochester Silent Disco and boogie to three different music options! Glow sticks too!
  • Eclipse-themed crafts including a make-your-own straw rocket ship
  • Oreo-cookie phases-of-the-moon project
  • Eclipse puzzle
  • Temple Emanu-El’s “cosmic Judaism” table including: “noshes” (snacks), colanders for cool shadow-viewing, bling for dressing up your eclipse glasses, spirographs, Jewish lunar calendars, and NASA’s “Eclipse in Six” activity.


  • Pack a family picnic (or grab Fox’s take-out) and spend the afternoon at the J – enjoy the PlayGym, Family Room, swimming, fitness center and more!
  • Detailed info on the eclipse is here:

Free to JCC members, guest passes available for non-members


Monday, Apr 08 2024


12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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