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March Mitzvah Madness

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 4:00:00 pm Comments (0)

March 1, the JCC begins its third annual March Mitzvah Madness Campaign, our take on the NCAA College Basketball blitz.  During the month March, we will be hosting events, raising money and raising awareness for local, National and International organizations.march-mitzvah-madness-logo

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The JCC is Hiring Swim Team Coaches

Friday, February 24, 2017
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 11:00:00 am Comments (0)

The JCC is Hiring Swim Team Coaches

  • Head Age Group Coach
  • Swim Team Assistant Coaches
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3 Reasons to Choose a Job at Camp Instead of a Summer Internship

Posted by: Tom Rosenberg on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Spring semester is now in full swing; so, if you are a college student, you may already be thinking about what internship position you want to secure for the summercamp-staff-photo

But instead of an internship, consider taking on a different kind of summer job – one at camp.

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Feel Good February

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 9:00:00 am Comments (1)

We love our community here at the JCC!  We love you all so much, we are celebrating with an entire month of giveaways.feel-good-february-logo

All you need to do to enter and win is tell us what make you feel good about our J.  

Do one of the following things to enter daily:

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New Text Alert Systems

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

In an effort to better communicate with our members regarding weather related closings or other emergencies, our JCC is now using the Rained Out Text Message Alert System.  Rained Out is being used in addition to JCC communications via social media platforms and our website. We recommend that all members with capabilities of receiving texts to subscribe to Rained Out.  There is also an option to receive e-mail notifications through Rained Out.

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What is LesMills GRIT®?

Monday, January 2, 2017
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

What is LesMills GRIT®?grit-logo

Les Mills GRIT is a 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout designed with short rounds of high-intensity exercise followed by periods of strategic recovery. The secret to ultimate results is not adding more workouts to your routine, but increasing their intensity. We recommend two HITT workouts a week as part of a balanced training plan.

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This Week at the J: 12/18 to 12/25

Sunday, December 18, 2016
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 6:00:00 am Comments (0)
December 19, 2016 Bridge Invitation with Gil!, 10:00 am - 11:30 am Mah Jongg Game Days at the J, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm December 20, 2016 Bridge at the J, 10:30 am - 12:30 ...... Read More

This Week at the J: 12/11 to 12/18

Sunday, December 11, 2016
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 6:00:00 am Comments (0)

This week at the J, Family Chanukah Party, Dr Fieda Birnbaum on Thought Provoking Thursday and... this-week-image

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Storytelling Tuesday Video; YOU Can Make a Difference

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

In our final Storytelling Tuesday video, hear from Doron Steger, JCC Board Member and Past President, who knows first hand  how important it is to give to the community, and  -- who in this video -- shares his passion for the JCC.

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This Week at the J: 11-27 to 12/3

Sunday, November 27, 2016
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

This week at the J, the Differences between Judaism and Christianity, Thought Provoking Thursday: Serviving Stefi and Cyber Monday Specials.this-week-image

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Camp Ruach Receives ACA Accreditation

Monday, November 21, 2016
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

camp-photoThe Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center’s JCC Camp Ruach has received accreditation by the American Camp Association (ACA).  Becoming ACA accredited confirms that JCC Camp Ruach strives to educate camp directors and staff about health, safety, and program quality to provide the most enriching experience for campers.

 

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This Week at the J: 11/20 to 11/27

Sunday, November 20, 2016
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 6:00:00 am Comments (0)

This week at the JCC, 11/20 to 11/28. this-week-image

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Second Annual Special Needs Symposium

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

robert-naseef-photoThe Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) is hosting the JCC Second Annual Special Needs Symposium, A Day of Learning for Caregivers and Professionals on Friday, December 9, 2016.  The Symposium will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Robert Naseef.

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This Week at the J: 11-13 to 11-20

Sunday, November 13, 2016
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 6:00:00 am Comments (0)

This week at the J,  a PJ Library Pajama Party,  Falafel and Films, and our Prom for Adults with Special Needs.  Won't you join us? this-week-image

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Second Annual Pink Day

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Community Center held their Second Annual Pink Day at the J on October 20. pink-day-photo

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Impacting the community beyond our walls.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 7:00:00 pm Comments (0)

The JCC is always striving to help the community.  Learn how initiatives like March Mitzvah Madness expand the JCC’s reach and support beyond our walls.

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This Week at the J: 11/6 to 11/13

Sunday, November 6, 2016
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 5:00:00 am Comments (0)

This week at the J, get your holiday shopping done, the School Vacation Day programs, Dancing with the JCC Stars and... this-week-image

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Meet Alan, who is walking now!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Alan Markowitz came to the JCC after having a hip replacement.  Initially he couldn’t walk.

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This Week at the J: 10/30 to 11/6

Sunday, October 30, 2016
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 6:00:00 am Comments (0)

This week at the JCC, how to protect yourself in a world full of scammers, Holiday Shopping(it's that time of year), and ...this-week-image

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Gianni’s Summer Home at the J.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 4:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Gianni is on the Autism Spectrum and is non-verbal.  Meet his mother, Jessica, in this moving testimonial, and hear in her words how the JCC has become a “home” to this family. gianni-and-jessica

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This Week at the J: 10/23 to 10/30

Sunday, October 23, 2016
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 6:00:00 am Comments (0)

This week at the J, a Texas Hold'em Showdown, Arthur Miller, Tot Shabbat and our New JOFEE Breakfast Series.this-week-image

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Eileen was new to our community…

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Eileen was new to our community… the JCC became her community of friendship.

Storytelling Tuesday:  How the JCC became one Senior’s “community” of friendship.

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This Week at the J: 10/16 to 10/23

Sunday, October 16, 2016
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

This week at the J: Pink Day, Dinner in the Sukkah, Blood Drive and...  Don't get shut out, Texas Hold'em is just a week away!this-week-image

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They Love to Dance …Why 8 Stars are Dancing for the J!

Monday, October 10, 2016
Posted by: Paige Silberfein on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 6:00:00 am Comments (0)

Eight JCC members are dancing their hearts out for our JCC on November 12.  In this Storytelling Tuesday video, hear directly from our Dancing Stars why they are dancing and raising money for the JCC Scholarship Fund.

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This Week at the J: 10/9 to 10/16

Sunday, October 9, 2016
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Author and PHD, Carla Naumburg talks about mindfulness with your children to avoid meltdowns, Famous Nathan and the search for the perfect hot dog.  These and more this week at the J. this-week-Oct9-to-Oct16

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Safe + Sound

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Posted by: Paige Silberfein on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 7:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Each summer, JCC Camp Ruach partners with the local homeless network and Resource Center of Somerset, safe+sound program to provide free camp to those families and children currently in crisis.  safe=+sound-logo

 

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This Week at the J: 10/2 t0 10/9

Sunday, October 2, 2016
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 6:00:00 am Comments (0)

This week at the J, we close early on Sunday, and we are closed Monday and Tuesday for Rosh Hashana.  Two Author talks Marisa Scheinfeld and Carla Naumburg. this-week-image

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Shimon Peres

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Posted by: Leah Garber on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Shimon Peres, one of the last surviving public figures of the generation that founded Israel as a nation in 1948, has passes away early Wednesday morning Israel time, having suffered a stroke on Sept. 13 he never recovered from.shimon-peres-photo

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Meet Robyn

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 4:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Welcome to Storytelling Tuesday!  Each week we will introduce you to a member of our JCC Family.  You will get to hear directly from individuals about their experiences, and how the JCC community and programs have impacted their lives.

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This Week at the J: 9/26 to 10/2

Sunday, September 25, 2016
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

This week at the J, join us as we travel to NYC to walk the High Line and Chelsea Market. september 25 image

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