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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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The JCC is Hiring

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Are you looking for some fun and excitement at a great place to work?  The JCC is hiring lifeguards, personal trainer/fitness floor workers. job-image-thumb

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Open House for After School Care

Monday, August 3, 2015
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

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.

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The FitGround is Open

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)

fitground-thumbnailThe 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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Dog Day Returns to the J

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

dog-day-thumbnail-imageThe 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.

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A History of Jews and the American Revolution

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Posted by: Alison Silverman on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 11:00:00 am Comments (0)

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.

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Fit Week at the J | July 6 - 10

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Fit Week returns July 6 to July 10 with LesMills launches and special demo classes.

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Special Olympic Swimmers Make a Splash

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

special-olympics-teamThe 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.

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A Year in Review

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 4:00:00 pm Comments (0)

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.annual-report-cover

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JFit Tri-Fit - 3 Programs, 1 Misson

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (1)

New Small Group Training programs are coming to the JCC in June. fit-ground-photo

  • TRX Suspension
  • Fitness Boxing 
  • JFIT FitGround - expected mid July
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"Be in it to WIN it"

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

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?camp-photo

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

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Shavuot - The Holiday Explained

Friday, May 22, 2015
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (1)

The holiday of Shavuot celebrates the receiving of the Torah.  Learn more about this holiday. shavuot-infographic-thumbnail

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JCC Donates to Make a Wish Foundation

Friday, May 15, 2015
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 6:00:00 am Comments (0)

make-a-wish-thumbnailThe 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. 

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The Bridgewater Fab Five Dominate at the JCC Jr. Maccabi Games

Monday, May 11, 2015
Posted by: Carole Webb on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

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.jr-maccabi-girls

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Weekly Bingo Open To The Community, With Proceeds Benefiting The JCC Scholarship Fund

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (2)

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 Fundbingo-image

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Community Support Needed for "Seeds of Change" Grant

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Posted by: Debbie Goldne on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

seeds-of-change-imageThe 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.

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Running for Health

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Posted by: Rohini Mitra on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 11:00:00 am Comments (0)

rohini-mitraI 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.

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Consul General of Israel Speaks in Bridgewater

Monday, April 6, 2015
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Monday, April 6, 2015 at 4:00:00 pm Comments (0)
Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel

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. 

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Your Passover Guide to the 10 Plagues

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 3:00:00 pm Comments (0)
passover-plague-infographic

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.

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