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The President's Report

Monday, July 2, 2018
Posted by: Seth Geldthalzer, JCC Board President on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

I was speaking with our daughter, Hannah last evening about the annual meeting and she reminded me that last year I “robotically read” my  speech as I was flying high on percoset (having spent the morning in the hospital with a very painful kidney stone).  I asked what she thought I should do differently this year and she said – Dad, just don’t try to be funny or charming or intellectual - just be yourself!!

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Scholarships Available for the 2019 March of the Living

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Posted by: Topaz Brown on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Our JCC Holocaust Memorial and Education Center is offering scholarships for qualified students who will be in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades in April of 2019, to participate in the annual March of the Living trip. The dates for 2019 are April 28 through May 12.

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1 Wild Night in Bridgewater

Friday, May 25, 2018
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

1 Wild Night, a Bon Jovi Tribute Bandwill perform outdoors in concert at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) on Saturday, July 14, 2018.  The concert is open to the entire community. 

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Aftershool Program Open House

Friday, May 4, 2018
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

jcrew-photoThe Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC), located at 775 Talamini Road in Bridgewater, will be holding an Open House for the J-Crew After School program on Tuesday, May 8 from 5- 7 PM. JCC Staff will be providing tours of the JCC, and the community is invited to attend. Registrations are being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year and first-time registrations for J-Crew will save $100/child. (Some restrictions apply.)

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New Fitness Equipment is Coming!!!

Friday, April 6, 2018
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 9:00:00 am Comments (1)

The Fitness Center is Expanding!

JFIT Members, thank you for your patience during our Fitness Renovation. As you can see it is coming along beautifully. Soon you will be enjoying this great new space and a few awesome fitness equipment additions.

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March Mitzvah Madness raises over $2400 for charities.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

For the past three years, our JCC has been running a month long initiative during the month of March, that we have dubbed March Mitzvah Madness.  The goal being to raise money and supplies for charities, local, National, and in Israel. 

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Celebrating 70 Years of Israel

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

A community wide Yom Ha'Atzmaut celebration marking 70 years of the State of Israel will take place on Sunday, April 22 from 3:30 – 6:30 pm.  The Yom Ha'Atzmaut event will be held at the JCC Camp Ruach campgrounds located at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC), 775 Talamini Road in Bridgewater. The entire community is invited to attend.

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Camp Open House

Posted by: Debbie Golden on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

JCC Camp Ruach invites the community to attend an Open House Sunday, April 8 from 2-4 pm.  Camp Ruach is located at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC), 775 Talamini Road in Bridgewater. 

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6th Annual: A Night to Celebrate Israel

Friday, March 9, 2018
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

On Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30 pm Jewish LIFE (Learning Is For Everyone) invites community members to attend the Sixth Annual A Night to Celebrate Israel. This event benefiting the community’s support of Israel Bonds and The State of Israel, will be held at Raritan Valley Country Club in Bridgewater.

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Handbag Bingo - February 26

Monday, February 12, 2018
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Bridgewater will be hosting Designer Handbag Bingo on Monday, February 26.  

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Pre-competitive Swimming Program

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Posted by: Carol Webb on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

This program is a bridge from our swim lessons program to our Swim Team and is designed to help swimmers develop the skills necessary for a successful future in competitive swimming. 

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February Fitness Staff Member of the Month: Jill Whalen

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Jill joined our Fitness Family December of 2005 as a Group Fitness Instructor. Jill was one of our first instructors who taught solely in our multipurpose rooms... jill-whalen-photo1

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Feel Good February 2018

Thursday, February 1, 2018
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 5:50:00 am Comments (0)

February is here and Feel Good February is back for the third straight year.  And that means a full month of giveaways for our members.  New prizes each day and all you need to do to enter and win is tell us what makes you feel good about our J.

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Fitness Staff Member of the Month: January 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Our January Fitness Staff Member of the Month is Heidy Jaramillo!

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Chanukah or Hannukkah

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Why o why are there so many different spellings of the holiday?hanukiah-image

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Invest in the JCC

Monday, November 27, 2017
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

For 18 years, the JCC has been committed to supporting the community at large in many ways. 

This #GivingTuesday, please consider investing your time, talent, or treasure (money) in the JCC.  We need your help to continue running and to expand programs such as those being offered by our Special Needs Department.  

Recently, the JCC was honored by Special Olympics New Jersey for our commitment to the athletes and Special Needs Community.   Please take a moment to read the nomination that lead to this honor and consider an investment in the JCC.

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Camp Ruach to Hold Open House

Posted by: Debbie Golden on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Camp Ruach in Bridgewater will be holding an Open House Monday, December 4 from 5:30-7:30 pm.  Camp Ruach Staff will be providing tours, and the community is invited to attend. New registrations for JCC Camp Ruach will save $150/camper. campr-girls-photo

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Join Our Staff Today

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The JCC Bridgewater Tide Swim Team is seeking a qualified assistant coach. Immediate opening. Coach practice groups on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 pm; work swim meets on select weekends. tide-coaches-photo

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4th Annual Special Needs Prom

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) is hosting its 4th Annual Prom for Adults with Special Needs, Saturday, November 18 from 7-10 p.m.  The Prom is open to adults ages 18 and older with special needs.

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October Fitness Staff Member of the Month

Friday, October 6, 2017
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Congratulations to Amy (Kessler) Mulcahy our October Fitness Staff Member of the Month! amy-mulchahy-phtoto

Amy joined our Fitness Family in 2009 as a fitness floor attendant. Not long after, she became certified in Les Mills BodyPump (November 2010).

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October Fitness Member of the Month

Sunday, October 1, 2017
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Laura is a great example of quality over quantity. Laura gives 100% during every workout. Never over training but always working to her full potential. Laura balances work, family and the gym with grace.laura-fink-photo

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2017 Special Needs Symposium

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) is hosting the JCC Second Annual Special Needs Symposium, A Day of Learning for Parents and Professionals on Sunday, October 22, 2017.  The Symposium will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Robert Naseef. 

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Open House | September 24

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC), located at 775 Talamini Road in Bridgewater, will be holding a Membership, Preschool, Summer Camp and After School Program Open House on Sunday, September 24 from 11am-2pm. exercise-photo

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Bridgewater Tide Welcomes New Coaches

Monday, August 7, 2017
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The JCC Bridgewater Tide Swim Team is pleased to welcome two new full time coaches to the team, Kellyanne Tomasula and David White. The Bridgewater Tide Swim Team is located at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC). swim-coaches-photo

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Fitness Staff Member of the Month: Fred Shandor

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Fitness Staff Member of the Month: Fred Shandor fred-shandor-magazine

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Fitness Staff Member of the Month

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (1)

Our JFIT June “Staff Member of the Month” is Aviv Wagner. Aviv started working for our facility in May 2009 and has made it his second home. aviv-wagner-photo1

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100 Days of Fitness Challenge

Friday, May 26, 2017
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (1)

In 2017, JCCs across the country are celebrating 100 years of the JCC movement.  What better way to celebrate than by dedicating each day between May 28 and September 4 to a fitness challenge? 100-days-logo

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Lag B'Omer Explained

Sunday, May 14, 2017
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 3:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Lag B'Omer is just a minor Jewish Holiday but it is rather interesting and mysterious.  With many different reasons for the holiday, we've distilled the most common facts we could find about the holiday into this infographic for you.

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Anxiety and the Importance of Play: An Interview with Shimi Kang, MD

Posted by: Re-posted from the American Camping Association Blog on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Shimi Kang, MD, is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist, researcher, author, and speaker who specializes in adolescence and addiction. She is the author of The Self-Motivated Kid: How to Raise Happy, Healthy Children Who Know What They Want and Go After It

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Golf and Tennis Outing 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

golf-photoThe Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Bridgewater, NJ will be sponsoring its 16th Annual Golf & Tennis Outing on Monday, June 5 at Raritan Valley Country Club, Bridgewater.  Proceeds from the Golf & Tennis Outing benefit The JCC Scholarship Fund and Senior Nutrition & Wellness.

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