More Chanunkah Recipes

Monday, November 25, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 5:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Chanukah is not just about latkes and donuts.  The is a world full of recipes for the holiday. In our sixth installment of Chanukah Blogs, here are 8 delicious recipes we found.

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Tide Hold Food Drive

Monday, November 25, 2013
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The JCC Bridgewater Tide Swim Team not only shines in the pool, but also make an impact in the local community.

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8 Facts about Chanukah

Sunday, November 24, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 3:00:00 pm Comments (1)

Hanukiahs, Dreidels and more.  8 Fun Facts about Chanukah plus 1 bonus.

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Traditions and Memories

Saturday, November 23, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)

As with all holidays, Chanukah is filled with memories and traditions.  Some funny.  Some Absurd.  And some poigant. Here are 8 Chunukah memories I found around the JCC.

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Hanukiahs: The light of Hanukah!

Friday, November 22, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)

It's day 3 of our 8 Days of Hanukah Blogs.  We scoured the web and family pictures and we found these beautiful Hanukiahs.  Do you have a unique Hanukiah?  Share it with us.

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What's Hanukkah without Latkes?

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 3:00:00 pm Comments (0)

It is 7 days until Hanukkah and here are 8 latke recipes sure to get your mouth watering. 

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How do you spell Chanukah?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 3:00:00 pm Comments (0)

The holiday of Chanukah is just 8 days away.  For the next 8 days, we will be posting on our blog, lists of 8 in celebration.  In our opening post we talk about different ways to spell the holiday and give you 8 different ways to spell it.

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Artist of the Month: Barbara Yaney

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 9:30:00 am Comments (0)

Born in Irvington, New Jersey, Barbara learned through her creative family very early on that art and drawing were her passion. From this point on, she would draw her way through life.

Upon graduation from Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, further studies would include The School of Visual Art in New York City focusing on fine art and illustration. Her sons, Shawn and Max were her inspiration to continue the adventure of a creative career as a freelance artist and designer.

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Get Ready to Hang Clean and Clean & Press

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (3)

With each new release for BodyPump, LesMills introduces new movements, new music and new choreography.  Take look at these two new video clips from Release #87, currently being taught in our BoyPump Classes. 

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Women's Way to Wellness

Monday, October 7, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)

With only so many busy hours in the day, caring for ourselves is usually the first thing we neglect. However, it should be the first thing on our daily to-do list. Follow these tips to help you stay well in your busy lifestyle.

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Artist of the Month - Claire Gentile

Friday, October 4, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)

My name is Claire Gentile and I am a lifelong resident of Bridgewater.

Photography has been my passion for over 30 years. I found my love for photography after receiving my first film camera as a birthday gift. Since then I have focused on capturing the natural beauty of the world.

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Friday, September 27, 2013
Posted by: Stacey Herman on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Simchat Torah means “Rejoicing in the Torah”.  This holiday marks the completion of the annual cycle of weekly Torah readings.  We read the last Torah portion, then immediately read the first chapter to remind us that the Torah is a circle and never ends.  

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Posted by: Stacey Herman on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 11:00:00 am Comments (0)

SUKKOT:  Sukkot is a Jewish holiday where we give thanks for the Fall Harvest, celebrated on the 15th day of Tishrei, which is September 18, 2013. 

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Preva Fitness App arrives at the JCC

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 11:00:00 am Comments (0)

Preva at the JCC

Back in March, our Fitness Center received a face lift. Walls were painted, new mat flooring was installed, and the Next Generation of Precor Cardio Equipment was moved in!

Our members are experiencing the great enhancements Precor has created in their new line, and also Internet Capability.  A member working out has the luxury of watching the news, movies, or educational program to make them more fit – the exerciser can now download their routines and stats for a given workout to their smart phone via PREVA.

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Larry Cubas Scholarship Awarded

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Bridgewater recently awarded two local high school students with The Larry Cubas Scholarship.  Each year the JCC awards  two $1,000 
scholarships to two local high school students who attend public high school in Somerset, Hunterdon or Warren Counties. 

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Ninety Days of Hard Work, Dedication, and lots of Sweat…

Thursday, July 25, 2013
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 12:00:00 pm Comments (0)

On Wednesday April 3, eight JCC Members made a decision to change their lives. To work harder, to eat cleaner, and to become “Fitness Warriors”. On Monday, July 1,  90 days later, all their hard work and perseverance paid off.

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Tisha B'Av

Monday, July 15, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Tisha B'Av: July 15-16, 2013

What is Tisha B'av?

The saddest day on the Jewish calendar is the Ninth of Av, "Tisha b'Av," the date on which both our Holy Temples were destroyed, and exile, persecution and spiritual darkness began.

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Top 5 Reason to Come the JCC this Summer

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 6:00:00 pm Comments (0)
5. All the cool kids are doing it! 4. The Staff knows how to treat your sunburn. 3. Exercising in the A/C. 2. Dropping your kids off at camp. 1. Hanging with all your ...... Read More


Thursday, June 6, 2013
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 12:00:00 pm Comments (4)

Eight participants –  90 Days….and lots of hard work and sweat.

Our P90Xers are over the half way mark of this remarkable new program here at the JCC.  The P90X fitness program, which started on April 3, has brought the lives of eight JCC Members together to work toward their fitness goals.

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An Ounce of Prevention is Still Worth a Pound of Cure

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

With Summer upon us, we start thinking about sun protection.  In reality, we should be thinking about it all year long.  Sun exposure is the number one cause of skin cancer, which is the most common of all cancers. Whether it’s June or December, make sure to protect yourself. 

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Posted by: Stacey Herman on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 4:20:00 pm Comments (0)

The Holiday of Shavuot begins on the evening of May 14 and lasts for 2 days.  On the Hebrew calendar this is the 6th and 7th of Sivan.  We commemorate the day G-d gave the Jewish people the Torah at Mt. Sinai.

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Artist of the Month: Wendy Erdman

Thursday, May 9, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 1:10:00 am Comments (0)

Wendy has been making mosaics professionally for the past 15 years. She has created private and commercial installations, back-splashes, murals, mirrors, signs, hearths and small functional pieces.

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P90x-ers Going Strong

Monday, May 6, 2013
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

On Wednesday, April 3rd , Eight JCC Members enrolled in our very first session of P90X. All participants had specific goals in mind and were determined to reach them by the end of a 90 day period ( July 1st).

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What is the holiday Lag B’Omer?

Monday, April 22, 2013
Posted by: Stacey Herman on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

What is the holiday Lag B’Omer?

Lag B’Omer.  These Hebrew words translate to “the 33rd day of the Omer.” According to the Torah we are obligated to count the days from the second night of Passover to the day before Shavuot, seven full weeks.

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Eat Well, Be Well: Nutrition for Health

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

Nutrients in our food provide sources of energy, act as building blocks to provide structure, and regulate chemical reactions.  Three macronutrients (Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats) seem to get the most attention.  What’s the real story?

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Swimmers Make a Splash at Sunkissed Invitational

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

Congratulations to all of our Bridgewater Tide Swimmers and Coaches for a great Fall/Winter season.

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Getting Started with the new Equipment

Monday, April 8, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 11:00:00 am Comments (0)

Have you checked out the new cardio equipment in our Fitness Center yet?  With touch screens and lots of functions, they can be a little intimidating, so this post will highlight some of the features to get you started.

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Artist of the Month

Friday, April 5, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 8:50:00 am Comments (0)

Marianthe Kappakas is an alumna of the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Her continued studies at Pratt Institute and The Art Student’s League, NYC, and in Bogotá, Colombia, and Puerto Rico, have served to chisel her talent in the field of art, in both visualization and interpretation.

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Passover Sponge Cake

Sunday, March 24, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
Passover Sponge Cake: Recipe courtesey of Ann Bernstein Ingredients: 9 eggs 1 cup of Potato Starch 1/2 cup of sugar 1 whole lemon or orange, grated Directions: seperate ...... Read More

Chocolate Farfel Clusters

Friday, March 22, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 5:00:00 pm Comments (0)

A Passover Treat sure to delight: Chocolate Farfel Clusters

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