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Getting Ready for Kindergarten

By Joan Yesner, Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center Pre-K Head Teacher, Butterfly Class It’s that time of year when many parents of Pre-K students ask, “is my child ready to start Kindergarten in September?” Surprisingly, there is no simple answer.  In the past, as long as your child was 5…

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Passover Family Favorites

By: Stephanie Dworkin, Marketing Director I love spending the Jewish holidays with my family.  We are small but tight-knit, and that’s what makes us family!  I am fortunate to spend the holidays with both mine and my husband’s family- his is much larger and MUCH louder than mine! One of…

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Making a Difference through Hoops

By: Alexander Schwarz, JCC Member, GW Class of 2018 With my 21st birthday around the corner and my final year at George Washington University approaching, I sit here writing this post with my future on my mind. I’m getting ready to submit law school applications this September, and I finally…

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Jumpstart Your Health On The Right Track

By: Allyson Mitidieri, Katz JCC Nutritionist Turn a page in a magazine, change the TV channel, or listen to a friend’s conversation, and what do you read, see, and hear? The next diet craze that “actually works”, what is healthy and what is not, and other information on how you…

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Why I Love The JCC Maccabi Games

By: Donna Rose, Co-Chair for JCC Maccabi Games South Jersey Delegation Back in 1999 when the Katz JCC hosted the JCC Maccabi Games, we were asked to host some visiting athletes but I did not know the impact the Games would have on my family’s life. With two small kids…

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The ABCs of ABC, Junior

By: Sabrina Spector, Cultural Director It’s so much fun to watch your kids learn when they don’t even know they’re doing it, or the joy of watching your children create something and the pleasure they have in making it.   It’s definitely one of the many joys in parenthood. This year,…

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Partying For A Purpose

By: Reta Feldman, Development Associate When I joined the team at the Katz JCC almost four years ago (wow, how time flies!), I heard all about “The Big Event” and what an amazing party the JCC throws every year! What I didn’t know was, why do we do The Big Event? From…

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Camp Is My Summer Home

By: Beth Segal, JCC Camps at Medford Director Many years ago, when my children were just 4 and 6 years old, the brother of a friend of mine was looking to hire an aquatics director for his summer camp. I applied and got the job, so I was off to…

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Spring Is Near Which Means Purim Is Here

By: Jill Cogan, Judaic Coordinator Mishenichnas Adar Marbim B’simcha! In English this means, when the month of Adar arrives, we should increase our joy! There are many reasons to increase our joy during the month of March/Adar. Spring is right around the corner which means warmer and longer days! However,…

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Put Your Best Fork Forward

By: Allyson Mitidieri, JCC Nutritionist March is recognized as National Nutrition Month® by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This month it is a time to think about our eating habits and what we can do better. This year, the theme is “Put Your Best Fork Forward.” It is a…

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