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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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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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