The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC), located at 775 Talamini Road in Bridgewater, will be holding a Membership, Preschool, Summer Camp and After School Program Open House on Sunday, September 24 from 11am-2pm.... Read More
The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Bridgewater, NJ will be sponsoring its 16th Annual Golf & Tennis Outing on Monday, June 5 at Raritan Valley Country Club, Bridgewater. Proceeds from the Golf & Tennis Outing benefit The JCC Scholarship Fund and Senior Nutrition & Wellness.... Read More
We love our community here at the JCC! We love you all so much, we are celebrating with an entire month of giveaways.
All you need to do to enter and win is tell us what make you feel good about our J.
Do one of the following things to enter daily:
- Complete a card in our lobby
- Tell us on Facebook by commenting on our daily posts.
- Mention us on Twitter @jccbridgewater using #jcclove
- Tag us in a photo on Instagram @jccbridgewater showing us what makes you feel good at the and use #jcclove
Eileen was new to our community… the JCC became her community of friendship.
Storytelling Tuesday: How the JCC became one Senior’s “community” of friendship.... Read More
Each summer, JCC Camp Ruach partners with the local homeless network and Resource Center of Somerset, safe+sound program to provide free camp to those families and children currently in crisis.
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This week at the J, we close early on Sunday, and we are closed Monday and Tuesday for Rosh Hashana. Two Author talks Marisa Scheinfeld and Carla Naumburg.... Read More
Welcome to Storytelling Tuesday! Each week we will introduce you to a member of our JCC Family. You will get to hear directly from individuals about their experiences, and how the JCC community and programs have impacted their lives.... Read More
Summer is a great time to be outdoors, grilling, listening to music and hanging out with friends.
In advance of our Elton John Tribute Band Concert on July 30, some of our JCC staff shared their own tailgate recipes. Enjoy and we hope to see you poolside, July 30!... Read More
The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC), located in Bridgewater, New Jersey, has entered the Seeds of Change® Grant Program for an opportunity to win one of two $20,000, five $10,000 grants or ten $1,000 grants and is asking the community to get out and vote for their application.... Read More
Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel, was the guest speaker at the 3rd Annual A Night to Celebrate Israel. The event -- co-sponsored by Israel Bonds and Jewish LIFE (Learning Is For Everyone) a community-wide Jewish adult education program serving residents of Somerset, Hunterdon, & Warren Counties -- took place on March 26 at Raritan Valley Country Club with over 200 guests in attendance.... Read More
Are you shopping online this holiday season? Did you know you can support your JCC with your online purchases from Amazon? It's simple, just go to smile.amazon.com and start shopping.... Read More
A day for dogs! The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC recently held its Third Annual Dog Day at the J event featuring a wide variety of services and products for dogs and their families. Dog Day was free to the community and was held at the JCC, located on Talamini Road in Bridgewater. Dog Day also featured contests, pet tricks, an animal blessing, animal rescue and adoption agencies, and a special appearance by Sparkee. Proceeds from Dog Day benefit The JCC Scholarship Fund. (Photo by Rita Davidovich Ripkey of Images by Rita)... Read More
The Adler Aphasia Center is currently offering a communication group for people with aphasia at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum JCC in Bridgewater, NJ. This group provides those who have been diagnosed with aphasia an opportunity to socialize with others who share similar experiences, provide tips to communicate more effectively, and provide time to practice communication skills in a natural environment. Aphasia is a language disorder caused by stroke or other brain injury. It affects spoken language, reading and writing, but does not affect one’s intellect. This group is facilitated by a licensed speech language pathologist and is offered every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 9:30-11:30 am.... Read More
I started playing golf after I graduated college. In fact, I had made the joke that now I was out of college, I needed to learn to play because that's where all the business wheeling and dealing is done. Of course, that joke turned into golf clubs as a graduation gift. Now that I had the clubs, I needed to learn to play. I had no worldly business anywhere near a golf course when I began and I didn't know if I would stick with it. As the years have past, I have come to love this game and I decided to look back at some of the lessons I've learned playing this frustrating, annoying and stupid game.... Read More
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Our JCC has entered the Seeds of Change® Grant Program.
These grants will be awarded to organizations that help support and develop sustainable, community-based gardening programs that focus on teaching people where their food comes from and the delicious ways it can end up on your plate.
The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center is pleased to announce that five local teens have been selected to represent the community for Project Gesher. This exciting new program will accept 24 teens from Grade 9 representing different participating JCC communities: Bridgewater, Central/MetroWest, Margate and Wilmington, DE. There will also be 24 teens from the Partnership2Gether (P2G) Israel communities of Ofakim and Arad. The Project Gesher program provides a unique opportunity for teens to explore and experience Israel and its people.... Read More
Purim is now upon us. Many of us will dress in costume. Others of us will hear the Megilla, or Scroll of Esther, read in synagogue and then join together for a festive meal. We have a mandate to give tzedaka on Purim, and also to give gifts to our friends to celebrate our ancient victory. Some of us will have a drink to commemorate the many wine parties in the book.... Read More
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.... 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
The JCC Bridgewater Tide Swim Team not only shines in the pool, but also make an impact in the local community.... 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
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
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.
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
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
“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
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