The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) will be hosting an Open House on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 from 5-7pm. The Open House will be held at the JCC, located at 775 Talamini Road in Bridgewater, and will provide an opportunity for families to learn about and register for J-Crew, the JCC’s After School Program.... Read More
The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Bridgewater announces the opening of JFitGround, the JCC’s new outdoor fitness training area. JFitground opened in mid-July at the JCC located at 775 Talamini Road in Bridgewater.
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The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) will be hosting its Fourth Annual Dog Day Dog at the J on Sunday, September 20. Dog Day is a community event and will be held from 10am-1pm at the JCC, located at 775 Talamini Road in Bridgewater. Admission is free.... Read More
The Declaration of Independence was signed 239 years ago on July 4, 1776 by many men, all of whom were not Jewish. Though there are no Jewish people who signed the document, there remain a few who contributed greatly to the Revolutionary war and its victory to America’s independent who are definitely worth noting. About 100 Jewish people participated in the Revolutionary war fighting against England.... Read More
Fit Week returns July 6 to July 10 with LesMills launches and special demo classes.... Read More
The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC Rising Tide Swim Team participated in the 2015 Special Olympics New Jersey summer Games at The College of New Jersey June 12-14. The team won seven Gold, six Silver and seven Bronze Medals.... Read More
Each year at the joint Annual Meeting of the JCC and the Jewish Federation, we recap events from the past 12 months. This past year at the JCC has been a year filled with exciting changes for both the JCC and the community.... Read More
New Small Group Training programs are coming to the JCC in June.
- TRX Suspension
- Fitness Boxing
- JFIT FitGround - expected mid July
Are you ready for your chance to win $2500 in Visa Gift Cards, 7 Nights at a Wyndham Resort Hotel or an Apple Sport Watch?
Tickets are available from all full time staff members and in the main office at the JCC. All proceeds from the raffle support the JCC Scholarship Fund... Read More
The holiday of Shavuot celebrates the receiving of the Torah. Learn more about this holiday.... Read More
The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center in Bridgewater recently made a donation to Make-A- Wish New Jersey. The JCC Adult Services Department collected $450 to benefit “Jacob”, a 4 year old boy from Bound Brook, whose wish is to visit Disney World. Jacob and his family are planning a trip to Disney World in Orlando in June.... Read More
On Sunday May 3rd, the Bridgewater JCC was represented at the 2015 JCC Mid- Atlantic Junior Maccabi Games by five girls from our Tide Swim Team. The Junior Maccabi Games are an Olympic style event open to Jewish youth ages 9-12.... Read More
The JCC will be offering weekly Bingo beginning on Monday, May 11. Bingo will be held every Monday at the JCC, located at 775 Talamini Road in Bridgewater, with proceeds benefiting The JCC Scholarship Fund.... Read More
The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC), located in Bridgewater, New Jersey, has entered the Seeds of Change® Grant Program for an opportunity to win one of two $20,000, five $10,000 grants or ten $1,000 grants and is asking the community to get out and vote for their application.... Read More
I was born in Sri Lanka and moved to NY in 1980 for my college degree, and where I met my husband, Amal. We moved to Bridgewater in 1987. I started my running career in 1998, after a six week long vacation during which I had put on a few , and was determined to lose them. I had never exercised in my life and did not know even where to start.... Read More
Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel, was the guest speaker at the 3rd Annual A Night to Celebrate Israel. The event -- co-sponsored by Israel Bonds and Jewish LIFE (Learning Is For Everyone) a community-wide Jewish adult education program serving residents of Somerset, Hunterdon, & Warren Counties -- took place on March 26 at Raritan Valley Country Club with over 200 guests in attendance.... Read More
It seems that most people know Moses parted the sea, whether the Red or Reed sea, and lead the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt. What were the events that lead up to Pharaoh's decision to let them go?
Here is your definitive guide to those 10 Biblical Plagues.... Read More
Grass heads are super simple and fun to make. Great for a quick project for kids. And for you adults who want to wax nostalgic, Cha Cha Chia... Read More
The braided challah, which is made with eggs, is the Jewish Sabbath‑and‑holiday bread.
It is surrounded by folklore and tradition and loaded with symbolism. On festive occasions a blessing is said over two loaves, symbolizing the two portions of the manna that was distributed on Fridays to the children of Israel during their Exodus from Egypt. The breads are covered on the table by a decorative challah cover or a white napkin, which represents the dew that collected on the manna in the morning. Poppy and sesame seeds sprinkled on the bread also symbolize the manna that fell from heaven.... Read More
Are you feeling the stress of the holidays? Well, we have two special programs especially for you. Come learn how to reduce stress in your mind and in your body and be led into complete relaxation – Physically, Mentally and Emotionally.... Read More
Are you shopping online this holiday season? Did you know you can support your JCC with your online purchases from Amazon? It's simple, just go to smile.amazon.com and start shopping.... Read More
The High Jewish Holidays are upon us in 2014. As we celebrate the New Year, 5775, here are just a few things about Rosh Hashanah.
Shana Tova! Here's to a sweet new year!... Read More
A day for dogs! The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC recently held its Third Annual Dog Day at the J event featuring a wide variety of services and products for dogs and their families. Dog Day was free to the community and was held at the JCC, located on Talamini Road in Bridgewater. Dog Day also featured contests, pet tricks, an animal blessing, animal rescue and adoption agencies, and a special appearance by Sparkee. Proceeds from Dog Day benefit The JCC Scholarship Fund. (Photo by Rita Davidovich Ripkey of Images by Rita)... Read More
The Adler Aphasia Center is currently offering a communication group for people with aphasia at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC in Bridgewater, NJ. This group provides those who have been diagnosed with aphasia an opportunity to socialize with others who share similar experiences, provide tips to communicate more effectively, and provide time to practice communication skills in a natural environment. Aphasia is a language disorder caused by stroke or other brain injury. It affects spoken language, reading and writing, but does not affect one’s intellect. This group is facilitated by a licensed speech language pathologist and is offered every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 9:30-11:30 am.... Read More
I started playing golf after I graduated college. In fact, I had made the joke that now I was out of college, I needed to learn to play because that's where all the business wheeling and dealing is done. Of course, that joke turned into golf clubs as a graduation gift. Now that I had the clubs, I needed to learn to play. I had no worldly business anywhere near a golf course when I began and I didn't know if I would stick with it. As the years have past, I have come to love this game and I decided to look back at some of the lessons I've learned playing this frustrating, annoying and stupid game.... Read More
The unofficial start to summer has come and gone so have your New Year's Resolutions to be in shape by summer. The official start to summer is just a few weeks and you can achieve that beach body but you need to set some goals.... Read More
American Council of Sports Medicine’s current recommendations on resistance exercise are:... Read More
We’ve all heard the ways to fight heart disease; from eating heart healthy to knowing your family history. These facts are everywhere & not adhering to them can be deadly. Even with those sobering outcomes, one in three people in the U.S. remain within an obese weight range. What keeps us from practicing better heart health? Is it just too hard? Maybe we need to start taking small steps to make an even bigger impact. Try these 5 applicable ways to help your heart health:... Read More
PRIMARY MUSCLE USED:
Hip Flexors, Quadriceps & IT Band
Self Myofascial Release “can increase circulation and as a result, increase metabolism to the musculature and aid in the removal of metabolites such as lactic acid.”¹... Read More