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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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Whats 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 | Whats 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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GROUP LESSONS VS PRIVATE LESSONS-WHICH SHOULD I ENROLL MY CHILD IN?

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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Top Ten Reasons to Send your Child to Camp Ruach

Posted by: Stacey Herman on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

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 ...

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Swim Parents Can Learn About the Developmental Process in Sports...And Respect It.

Friday, January 18, 2013
Posted by: Mike Yearwood on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 9:00:00 am Comments (0)

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.) 

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EXERCISE OF THE MONTH: Wood Chop on Cable Machine

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

EXERCISE OF THE MONTH: Wood Chop on Cable Machine

Muscle groups: Core, Abdominals, Obliques
Benefits: Strength training and stability in the transverse plane

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Community Flu Clinic at Branchburg Municipal Building

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 12:00:00 pm Comments (0)

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

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Tu B Shevat. What Jewish holiday is this?

Monday, January 14, 2013
Posted by: Stacey Herman on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

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?

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Flu Shots Available in Bridgewater

Friday, January 11, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

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. 

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Welcome to the very first JCC Aquatics Blog posting!!

Friday, January 4, 2013
Posted by: Stephanie Johnson on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

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.

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Why strong afterschool programs matter

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The National School Boards Association recently released a report comparing the time U.S. students spend in school to the time spent in school in other countries — questioning the trendy notion that our schools would improve if we merely added time to the school day.

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Fitness Focus - Biceps

Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Posted by: Joy McIntyre on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Got Pain? Then Roll with It!

Monday, December 10, 2012
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Muscular tension tends to form within the myofascial system, which is comprised of muscles and fascia (a thin layering that covers various organs and tissues) that run throughout the body. Tension in this system can come from things we encounter each day; stress (chemical, physical, emotional or psychological) or trauma, repetitive movement patterns, poor muscular condition, poor hydration and diet or bad posture.

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EXERCISE OF THE MONTH: Planks

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Posted by: Ken Kaus on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
Muscle groups: Core, Chest, Anterior Deltoids, Triceps Benefits: Increased core stability and strength. Beginner: Modified Plank HOW TO DO IT: Kneel down on all fours, ...... Read More

Top 5 Things to Remember as Camp Starts.

Posted by: Ken Kaus on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 12:00:00 am Comments (1)

Camp starts Monday and I know everyone will be packing their backpacks in the next 48 hours.  Here are our top 5 things to remember for the first day of camp.

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Jewish Summer Camp - Did You Go?

Posted by: "Shalom" Stacey(aka Stacey Herman) on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 12:00:00 am Comments (1)

With summer almost here and the start of the new camp season,  I am flooded with memories of my own time as a camper.  Summers spent with other Jewish children, singing Hebrew and Yiddish songs, celebrating Shabbat in our mandatory white clothes are just a few of my memories.

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Passover and the Foods we eat(or don't)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Posted by: "Shalom" Stacey(aka Stacey Herman) on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

Pizza. Pasta. Bread. Cake. Cookies. Muffins.

These are all forbidden foods we cannot eat at Passover.  Just the thought that they are forbidden might make some of us crave them even more.

 

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