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Terry O'Shea of Bridgewater wins Jeopardy College Championship

Posted by: Ken Kaus on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
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The Answer is: Terry O'Shea

The Question: What do Jeopardy and JCC Camp Rauch have in common?

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Burt Bacharach - A soundtrack to the Oscars

Monday, March 3, 2014
Posted by: Julie Berniker on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 11:00:00 am Comments (1)
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March 2, 2014 marks the 86th Academy Awards Ceremony so we thought we would highlight Jewish Academy Award winner Burt Bacharach.  Burt Freeman Bacharach, born May 12, 1928, is an American singer–songwriter, composer, record producer and pianist. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri and is of German-Jewish decent.

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11 Tips for Tapering at the End of the Swimming Season

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Posted by: Mike Yearwood on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)
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Every year at the end of a long tough swimming season, your best race could come down to how you taper at the end of the season.  Are you ready to race?  Here are 11 swimming tips to help you train to finish first.

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What is the Jewish Holiday of Purim?

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Sometimes called the Jewish Mardi Gras, Purim is the celebration of deliverance from a plot of extermination in ancient Persia.

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Potholes: A Love Story

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

Let's face it, after Thanksgiving and the New Year's holidays, there is only one thing to look forward to besides spring.  And that is pothole season.  Yes I said it, pothole season is a joyous time of year for so many reasons.

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Meet the Olympians

Friday, February 7, 2014
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)

In the 2014 Winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russa, the Nation of Israel will be represented by 5 athletes.

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Matisyahu: Jewish Rock Raggae

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

Born Matthew Miller, in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Matisyahu grew up in White Plains, NY.  He grew up in a household learning traditional Jewish values in Hebrew School and in Synagogue.  However, as he entered his teen years, he began to rebel against these traditional values and even dropped out of high school.  By the age of 16, Matisyahu started to find his way back to his Jewish roots.  Seeing the void in himself, Matisyahu left White Plains for a camping trip in Colorado.

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New Year. New Challenges.

Friday, January 24, 2014
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
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Let me guess: you want to lose weight or simply eat healthier in 2014.  You’re not alone, as this is the most common resolution in the U.S.  Despite our good intentions, research suggests that just 8% of us are able to achieve our New Year’s resolutions.   That’s a 92% failure rate! I would argue that our time and energy could be better spent elsewhere.

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Tu B'Shevat, The New Year for the Trees

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

Tu B'Shevat, the new year for the trees.  Learn about the hoilday the is becoming the Jewish Earth Day.

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EXERCISE OF THE MONTH: Hip Thruster

Friday, January 10, 2014
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
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Primary Muscle Used: 

Glutes &Hamstrings

Benefits:

 Core stabilization & glute strength

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Artist of the Month: Joan Handel

Thursday, January 9, 2014
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

Each Month, we feature a local artist in the main hallway of the JCC.  Our first artist of 2014 is Joan Handel.  Make sure you take a few minutes to view all of the photos hanging in the hall.

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Website Enhancements

Monday, December 9, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 10:45:00 am Comments (0)

Good Morning.  It's cold, icy and rainy outside but we have something to warm you up on the inside.

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Happy Chanukah

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

I hope you have enjoyed our 8 days of Chaunkah Blogs.  Today, we wrap up with 8 Chanukah Greeatings.

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Preschool Thoughts on Chanukah

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 4:00:00 pm Comments (0)

In the past 6 days, we've written alot about Chanukah, shown you beautiful pictures and shared some wonderful recipes.  Today, in our 7th post leading up to Chanukah, please enjoy 8 of our preschool children sharing their thoughts on food, family and presents.

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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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What is SIMCHAT TORAH

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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Sukkot

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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