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.... Read More
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?... Read More
Congratulations to all of our Bridgewater Tide Swimmers and Coaches for a great Fall/Winter season.... Read More
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.... Read More
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.... Read More
A Passover Treat sure to delight: Chocolate Farfel Clusters... Read More
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.... Read More
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?... Read More
This recipe for Sephardic Haroseth is courtesey of Mollie Zezulinski.... Read More
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... Read More
We are excited and pleased to share with you exciting information on upcoming improvements and enhancements to our Fitness Center and Outdoor Pool.... Read More
“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... Read More
Whether you’re a weekend warrior or competitive athlete, fueling your body with proper nutrients will take your performance to the next level.... Read More
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.... Read More
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.... Read More
My favorite thing about Holidays is all the wonderful FOOD! Hamantashen anyone?... Read More
What’s The Story?
Purim is a fun and joyous holiday. We are commanded to eat, drink and be merry! ...... Read More
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.... Read More
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.... Read More
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.... Read More
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.... Read More
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.... Read More
Top Ten Reasons to Send your Child to Camp Ruach
10. Make a whole new group of friends. There is nothing like your camp friends. You play all day, every day together. You don’t have to be quiet and listen to the teacher and do homework. Every day is fun.
9. You can act silly all day. We co-directors are old ladies, but we still spend every summer in camp and laugh more in 8 weeks than the rest of the year.
8. Independence. Where else can you make your own choices all day without your mom’s ...... Read More
One of the most frequently asked questions in swimming is "how come I'm not as fast as "those guys?" Sometimes this can come from child to parent, or child to coach. Occasionally, and unfortunately, it can come from Parent to child (pretty destructive, though unintentionally so.)... Read More
EXERCISE OF THE MONTH: Wood Chop on Cable Machine
Muscle groups: Core, Abdominals, Obliques
Benefits: Strength training and stability in the transverse plane
The Greater Somerset Public Health Partnership (GSPHP) is sponsoring a Community Influenza Immunization Clinic at the Branchburg Municipal Building on Monday January 21st from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm... Read More
What is Tu B’Shevat anyway?
Tu B’ Shevat. What Jewish holiday is this? Can we eat bread? Turn on lights? Do we repent? Give presents?... Read More
Influenza activity continues to escalate in the United States as the country continues to experience high levels of influenza-like-illness (ILI). The Federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continue to recommend influenza vaccination for people who have not yet been vaccinated this season. The Bridgewater Township Division of Health continues to offer all adults in the community seasonal influenza vaccinations. The following seasonal influenza clinic dates have been scheduled for individuals 18 years of age or older. These immunizations will be provided in partnership with the Community Visiting Nurses Association.... Read More
Welcome to the very first JCC Aquatics Blog posting!!
We in the Aquatics Department are thrilled to have this space to be able to reach out to you all and keep you updated on all things going on in the world of Aquatics. Check back here frequently as we will be posting informative and fun information on a variety of Aquatics topics.... Read More