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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
As 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
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
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.... Read More
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.... Read More
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.... Read More
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.... Read More
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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88 days until camp! Yes you read that correctly.... Read More
Begun in 2001, the cosmic chicken is a rubber chicken that gets secretly passed from counselor bag to counselor bag in the Gadol Unit during the course of every day at camp. Getting caught with the chicken can be tragic, that is why the counselors go to great lengths to avoid getting caught with the chicken, even using campers as a diversion to aid their espionage as they pass the fowl.... Read More
Here at Camp Ruach, we have been hard at work planning for all that summer fun and we want to give you a taste of some the elective activities.... Read More
In 1986, I spent my first days and nights in camp as a 10 year old. I was a picky eater so I was hungry most of the week and I got home sick. I didn't like it much but I went back the following summer and for 5 more after that. Camp didn't end though because I joined the camp staff and I kept going for another 7 summers.... Read More