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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Swimmers Excel at the NJ Jr. Olympics

Friday, March 22, 2013
Posted by: Debbie Golden on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

A staggering 28 team records were broken at this meet, which highlights the new level to which Coach Yearwood has taken the swimmers since becoming Bridgewater Tide Head Coach in 2012.   Next month, the Tide will send a delegation of 21 swimmers to the prestigious Sunkissed Invitational, a National Meet held in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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What’s New at Camp Ruach?!?!

Posted by: Stacey Herman on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

It may still be winter in New Jersey but we are hard at work in the camp office putting together a fantastic summer camp program!!

What’s new at camp for the summer of 2013?

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Sephardic Haroseth

Monday, March 18, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 1:15:00 pm Comments (0)

This recipe for Sephardic Haroseth is courtesey of Mollie Zezulinski.

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Who makes a great team?

Saturday, March 16, 2013
Posted by: Mike Yearwood on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Who makes a great team. It's the same with work and life. We are better together when we are surrounded by great team members. In this spirit I want to share 9 ways to be a great team member

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Fitness Center Inprovements

Friday, March 15, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (3)

We are excited and pleased to share with you exciting information on upcoming improvements and enhancements to our Fitness Center and Outdoor Pool.

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Artist of the Month: Margaret Bruno-Metzger

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 11:00:00 am Comments (0)

“We go through life running around and never catching our breath but when we stop and reflect on what we are doing, a picture forms, if only for a moment.  It’s in that moment that we are able to capture motion, however fleeting it may be.”

~Margaret Bruno-Metzger

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Eat, Play, Win: Tips for Optimal Performance

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or competitive athlete, fueling your body with proper nutrients will take your performance to the next level. 

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Outdoor Pool Converting to Salt

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Posted by: Stephanie Johnson on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Four years ago, the JCC was the first commercial pool in Somerset County and one of the first JCCs in the United States to make the switch from chlorine to salt.  We are pleased to have made the move to a more environmentally friendly system.  It has been very well received by our members.

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Delia Ephron | The Lion is In

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

Delia Ephron is a bestselling author and screenwriter. Her movies include The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, You’ve Got Mail, Hanging Up (based on her novel), and Michael. She has written novels for adults and teenagers, books of humor, including How to Eat Like a Child, and essays. Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Vogue, More, and The Huffington Post. She collaborated with Nora Ephron on a play, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, which ran for two years off-Broadway and has been performed in cities around the world, including Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Sydney.

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Baking Hamantaschen

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Posted by: Stacey Herman on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

My favorite thing about Holidays is all the wonderful FOOD! Hamantashen anyone?

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Purim | What’s The Story?

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Posted by: Stacey Herman on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

What’s The Story?

Purim is a fun and joyous holiday. We are commanded to eat, drink and be merry! ...

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Artist of the Month

Sunday, February 10, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

My hope is that I inherited a tiny dose of the talent of those in my family who came before me – my grandfather, Milton, my father, Bill, (both whose memories I hold in my heart each and every day) and my mom Carol.

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After School - Giving Back

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

At the "J" Crew afterschool program, we have decided we wanted to do something for our community.  Over the next week, we will be discussing with the kids about community and giving.  As in most cultures, in the Jewish tradition, it is a Mitzvah (commandment) to provide for others.  At the end of this month, Purim, a Jewish holiday is coming up.  During the holiday of Purim, it is a tradition to put together baskets to give to those in need.  This is to ensure that everyone has enough food and supplies. 

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Interval Training

Friday, February 1, 2013
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

Interval Training is a great way to improve your speed and endurance. Training ratios are traditionally one part rest to one part work. As your endurance starts to improve, you can increase the ratio of your workout to rest cycle.

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National Puzzle Day

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

John Spilsbury, a London engraver and mapmaker, produced the first jigsaw puzzle around 1760 by mounting one of his maps on a sheet of hardwood and cutting around the borders of the countries to create interlocking pieces.

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Sunday, January 27, 2013
Posted by: Stephanie Johnson on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

Group lessons are small classes of students who are about the same level as each other. The program here at the JCC prides itself on offering a low student to instructor ratio of 4:1. We feel that this low student to instructor ratio allows us to hone in and focus on your child and their individual swimming needs.

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