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.... Read More
Tu B'Shevat, the new year for the trees. Learn about the hoilday the is becoming the Jewish Earth Day.... Read More
Primary Muscle Used:
Core stabilization & glute strength... Read More
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.... Read More
Good Morning. It's cold, icy and rainy outside but we have something to warm you up on the inside.... Read More
I hope you have enjoyed our 8 days of Chaunkah Blogs. Today, we wrap up with 8 Chanukah Greeatings.... Read More
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.... Read More
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.... Read More
The JCC Bridgewater Tide Swim Team not only shines in the pool, but also make an impact in the local community.... Read More
Hanukiahs, Dreidels and more. 8 Fun Facts about Chanukah plus 1 bonus.... Read More
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.... Read More
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.... Read More
It is 7 days until Hanukkah and here are 8 latke recipes sure to get your mouth watering.... Read More
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.... Read More
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.... Read More
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.... Read More
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.... Read More
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.... Read More
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.... Read More
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.... Read More
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.... Read More
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.
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.... Read More
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.... Read More
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.... Read More
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.... Read More
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.... Read More
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.... Read More
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).... Read More