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MLK, Jr. Day: A Day of Service

By Sara Sideman, JCC Camps at Medford Assistant Director The relationship between Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel has made a lasting impact on the passion of the Jewish community when it comes to social justice.  Both men were great leaders in their own right.  We all know…

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The JCC Really Is The Best!

By Amanda Halliwell, JCC Membership Director It is so amazing to be a part of an organization whose programs and services are recognized as the best in our community, year after year.  I am so fortunate to work at the JCC for almost 20 years now, and I constantly say…

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Holiday Temptations, Begone!

By Stacey Macaluso, JCC Fitness Instructor Throughout the year, I make it a priority to stay consistent with my fitness routines and nutrition so when the holiday season temptations approach, I keep myself in check and in control. I allow myself to enjoy the things that come along with the…

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The JCC is Home To ALL Groups

By: Sara Sideman, Assistant Camp Director The Katz JCC is a special place.  I know that many people say this about their home community, but there is just something amazing about our JCC. In South Jersey, the Katz JCC stands proud at the center of the Jewish community. We have…

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What Chanukah Means To Me

By: Jill Cogan, Judaic Coordinator The days are shorter, the leaves have fallen, and we are starting to bundle up for winter which means – Chanukah is around the corner! This time of year is filled with rich traditions and time spent with family, which makes me think about some…

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The Power of Giving Back on #GivingTuesday

By Reta Feldman, JCC Development Associate We have a day for giving thanks, two for getting deals and now we have #GivingTuesday; a global day dedicated to giving back! Giving Tuesday is entering its 5th year worldwide, fueled by the power of social media. It connects diverse groups of individuals,…

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27 Years of Arts, Books and Culture

By: Sabrina Spector, Cultural & Festival of ABC Director  I love this time of year.  I love the cooler weather, the fall colors, the apple desserts, the holidays and of course, my job.  For the past nine years, I have been fortunate enough to be the Cultural Director at the Katz…

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New School Year Begins

By: Donna Snyder, Director of Early Childhood & Family Engagement As we began the school year, it was evident that changes had been made over the summer.  The walls through the Early Childhood Education Center (ECE) were all freshly painted; all the same color. The window blinds had all been…

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The World of JCC's

By: Les Cohen, Executive Director Last year I traveled to Israel and was part of a group of 25 JCC’s from around the world. And recently I traveled with a group of JCC leaders to Baltimore to collaborate with 600 JCC professionals and leaders to discuss the business of JCC’s.…

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Things To Be Thankful For

By: Marcy Lahav, Adult, Cultural & Judaic Director November can sometimes get lost between the holidays celebrated in the months before and after, but here at the Katz JCC, every month has special happenings. This November 8 was particularly significant for us and everyone in the country – the end…

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