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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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Biggest Loser 3

Monday, September 19, 2016
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (1)

Third Round of the Greatest JFIT Kick-Start Program biggest-loser-logo

  • Monday, October 17 - Friday November 11
  • Fee: $35/Star | $50/Basic
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This Week at the J: 9/18 to 9/25

Sunday, September 18, 2016
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 6:00:00 am Comments (0)

The week of September 18 to 25 will be highlighted by our Community Block Party featuring Dog Day, Sukkah building workshop and the Mega Challah Bake.

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This Week at the J: 9/11 to 9/18

Sunday, September 11, 2016
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

School has started and Fall Programs are starting up. 

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High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is coming to the J!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

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High intensity interval training combines short, high intensity bursts of exercise, with slow, recovery phases repeated throughout one short 15 - 20 minute session. It’s done at 85–100 percent of one’s maximum heart rate rather than 50 -70 percent in moderate endurance activity.

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Tailgate Recipes

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (1)

Summer is a great time to be outdoors, grilling, listening to music and hanging out with friends.  chicken-image

In advance of our Elton John Tribute Band Concert on July 30, some of our JCC staff shared their own tailgate recipes.  Enjoy and we hope to see you poolside, July 30!

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Swim Team Tryouts, Sunday, July 24

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

bridgewater-tide-swimmerThe JCC Bridgewater Tide Swim Team will be holding tryouts for the 2016-2016 Fall/Winter Short Course Season.  Tryouts for swimmers ages 6-18 will be held Sunday, July 24 from 3:30-5:30pm at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Community Center (JCC), 775 Talamini Road in Bridgewater.  The JCC Bridgewater Tide is located at the JCC, and the team and its programs are open to the community.  The short course season begins mid-September.

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New Early Childhood Director

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

sara-wasserman-photoSara Wasserman has been named Director of the JCC Blaustein Early Childhood Center, it was announced by Laura Friedman, Executive Director of the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center. 

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Congratulations Preschool Students!!!

Friday, June 17, 2016
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

preschool-photoThe 2015-2016 year has ended for our Preschool.  It was a year full of so many exciting things we could write several books about it.  Instead, watch the slideshows below and see for yourself all the amazing things our classes did this past year.

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Concert and Tailgate

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Bridgewater, NJ – The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Bridgewater will be hosting an Elton John tribute band concert and tailgate on Saturday, July 30. 

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Pickleball Comes to the JCC

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:00:00 am Comments (6)

Pickleball is a combination of Tennis, Badminton and Ping-pong played on a badminton sized court, we are bringing this exciting sport to our JCC Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30am 

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Passover Popovers

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Posted by: Stacey Herman on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

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It's that time of year when we are trying to use up all the leftover Matzah.  Passover Popovers are delicious breakfast(or any time of day) treat sure to use up your Matzah stores until next year.

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Designer Handbag Bingo

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 12:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Your JCC will be hosting Designer Handbag Bingo on Thursday, May 19.  The event will be held at the JCC, 775 Talamini Road in Bridgewater. Doors will open at 6:30 pm and Bingo play begins at 7:00 pm. All proceeds from the fundraising event will benefit JCC Special Needs programs and services for children and adults.

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