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Take a "Spin" on the Road

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 3:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Hey JFit Warriors!!!  Are you looking for something new to add to your Spring workouts?  joe-deiulio-photo

Why not join us for a "Spin" through the park? 

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Passover Scavenger Hunt

Monday, April 25, 2016
Posted by: Stacey Herman on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

We 're having a little Passover fun this week. Stop at the welcome desk to get your scavenger hunt list.scavenger-hunt-image

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Golf Outing

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

golfer-photoThe Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Bridgewater, NJ will be sponsoring its 15th Annual Golf & Tennis Outing on Monday, June 6 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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JFIT Biggest Loser 2

Monday, April 11, 2016
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Biggest Loser is Back!biggest-loser-image

  • April 25- May 23 
  • Fee: $40 (STAR) $55 (BASIC)

At the start of the New Year, 49 JCC Members and Staff joined in our JFIT Biggest Loser Contest. For 30 days, contestants worked in teams with the common goal of losing weight and total body inches.

 

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A Night to Celebrate Israel

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

malcolm-hoenlein-photoOn Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 pm Jewish LIFE (Learning Is For Everyone) invites community members to attend the Fourth Annual A Night to Celebrate Israel. This event will benefit the community’s support of Israel Bonds and The State of Israel, and will be held at Raritan Valley Country Club in Bridgewater.

 

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March Fitness Member of the Month

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

rich-bohach-photoRich Bohach is a long time member of our JCC. Rich loves a challenge. Not only does he teach 5th grade, but he is a hands-on dad to Annalisa (8) and Jaxson (4). In addition, Rich loves fitness. He has participated in many obstacle races, including the Tough Mudder and ALL the Spartan races, including the “Beast”! He also ran the Runapalooza 1/2 marathon in Asbury Park.

 

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March Mitzvah Madness

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

The 2nd Annual JCC March Mitzvah Madness — on the Road to Making a Difference — will kick off in early March and continue through early April.  A Mitzvah is a “good deed”. march-mitzvah-madness-image

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Preschool and Camp Open House

Monday, February 8, 2016
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 12:00:00 pm Comments (0)

preschool-children-photoThe Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) located at 775 Talamini Road in Bridgewater, will be holding an Open House for JCC Camp Ruach and the JCC Blaustein Early Childhood Center on Tuesday, February 23 from 5:00-7:00pm. 

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Camp Reunions

Posted by: Stacey Herman on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 6:00:00 am Comments (0)

JCC Camp Ruach… Summer Fun & Ruach (Spirit) All Year! Camp is in the summer, but we think about it all year long! We love our camp friends and family and need to see them in the winter too! camp-girls-photo

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Feel Good February

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

Feel Good February is here and your JCC is Celebrating every day of the month with a different giveaway!!!

All you need to do is stop at the Welcome Center when you are at the J and drop your name in the bowl and tell us what makes you feel good at the J. Each morning, we will select a winner from the previous day's entries.

There is a fresh chance to win every single day!!* feel-good-february-logo

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Special Needs

Sunday, January 31, 2016
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

We are very excited to announce that as part of our Special Needs Initiative, the JCC has received a $10,000 matching grant. 

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Fitness Member of the Month

Friday, January 29, 2016
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

January 2016

Bill Dreier

“Grit” can be defined as the passion and motivation to achieve a personal goal. Bill Dreier has grit.

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Snow Updates

Saturday, January 23, 2016
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 8:00:00 pm Comments (0)
We are planning to try to open at 11am on Sunday if the weather allows. We do have some program cancellations. The following programs have been cancelled for Sunday All ...... Read More

JCC Receives Staples Foundation Grant

Thursday, January 7, 2016
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center’s Blaustein Early Childhood Center has been awarded $5,000 by Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., under a program that lets Staples associates direct donations.preschool-photo

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Lego Robotics is Coming

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The "J" Crew Afterschool program in partnership with Sylvan Learning Centers is bringing Lego Robotics to the JCC!!

Expand your child's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) skills while he/she has fun!

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Swim Coach Wanted

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Immediate Part-Time Opening for Swim Team Practice Group Coach for the JCC Bridgewater Tide, a year round competitive USA swimming club of 150 athletes at Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC, Bridgewater, NJ.tide-logo

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Group Fitness is for Everyone

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 5:00:00 am Comments (1)

Why Group Fitness?

We all know that we should work out at least 3 to 4 times a week. Those who are new to fitness gravitate towards the fitness center. Here both cardio and strength can be worked on with minimum exposure to the other members. They feel apprehensive, in their new endeavor to get healthier, lose weight, and reverse the effects of gravity and aging. group-fitness-photo

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Jewish LIFE Special Events, November and December

Saturday, October 31, 2015
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

rachel-rueben-photoJewish LIFE (Learning Is For Everyone), a community-wide Jewish adult education program serving residents of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties, has a number of special events planned during November and December.  All Jewish LIFE programs are open to the community, and programs are offered at participating synagogues and agencies located in the tri-county area. 

 

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Prom for Adults with Special Needs

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) is hosting its Second Annual Prom for Adults with Special Needs, Saturday, November 21 from 7-10pm.  The Prom is open to adults ages 18 and older with special needs.  The event will be held at the JCC, located at 775 Talamini Road, Bridgewater. The RSVP deadline is November 11. prom-photo

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Fitness Staff Spotlight

Friday, October 23, 2015
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 5:00:00 am Comments (0)

jay-kellogg-imageAnyone who has worked out in our JFIT Center knows Jay Kellogg. Besides Personal Training, Group Fitness Instruction and maintaining our Fitness Center…Jay Kellogg is also a professional MMA- Mixed Martial Artist.

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Holiday Shopping Boutique

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 6:00:00 pm Comments (0)
On Thursday, October 22, the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) will be hosting its annual Holiday Shopping Boutique. The event runs from 11 am - 5:00 pm ...... Read More

Dr. Temple Grandin Keynote Speaker at Special Needs Symposium

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (1)

The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) is hosting the JCC Special Needs Symposium, A Day of Learning for Parents, Caregivers and Professionals on Friday, December 11, 2015.  The Symposium will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Temple Grandin.  dr-temple-grandin-photo

 

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JFIT is Simply Awesome for Everyone!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

JFIT is Simply Awesome for Everyone! dalia-fitground-pose

Here at JFIT we focus on Fitness for everyone…every age and every intensity level.

What makes JFIT so AWESOME?

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What is Sukkot?

Monday, September 28, 2015
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Texas Hold'em Returns in October

Friday, September 25, 2015
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) is hosting a Texas Hold’em Tournament on Thursday, October 29 in support of The JCC Scholarship Fund.The community is invited to participate in the Tournament which will be held at the JCC, located at 775 Talamini Road, Bridgewater, New Jersey. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the Tournament will begin at 7:15 p.m.texas-holdem-players

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National Swimming Pool Foundation Celebrates 50 Years

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (2)

national-swim-pool-50th-logoThe National Swimming Pool Foundation® celebrates its 50th year in 2015 and sets goals to further keep aquatics safer and create more swimmers. The Foundation will commemorate the event at the World Aquatic Health™ Conference on October 7, 2015 in Arizona at the Desert Foothills.

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Fall Programs and Activities

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (1)

The Fall programs are here.  Check out the JCC Fall Program Guide and the 2015-16 Jewish LIFE Program Guides and get in on all the fun!

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Remembering the Munich 11

Saturday, September 5, 2015
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

On September 4, 1972 the Olympic village in Munich, West Germany, was as any other day celebrating the games. But early morning, September 5 that peace was shattered when armed gunmen from the Palestinian terrorist group Black September broke into the village and forced their way into one of the Israeli apartments taking 5 hostages. When the terrorists entered a second apartment, wrestling coach Moshe Weinberg struggled with them before being shot to death. Weightlifter Yossef Romano attacked next but was also fatally shot. A total of nine Israeli coaches and athletes were taken hostage.

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Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Holiday Baked Goods Sale!

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The JCC  is selling delicious, round challahs and other treats for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.  rosh-hashana-image

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The JCC and the Somerset Patriots

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 12:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Do you love Baseball and the VIP treatment?  Here's your chance to win both with the JCC and the Somerset Patriots!!!

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