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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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Give Your Brain a Workout at The Forum

By: Sabrina Spector, Cultural Director I find it harder and harder each day to balance all of the numerous obligations and tasks I have on my plate.  Mother, wife, full time employee, volunteer, friend, and just being part of the human race.  When I look at all of my peers,…

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Celebrate Healthy Heart Month

By: Gene Bonetti, Fitness Director Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States? Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. There is some good to be found, though –  heart disease can often be prevented…

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Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month

By: Eileen Elias,Director of ACHaD Special Needs Department February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, and the Katz JCC is proud to join together with Jews from all over the world in this unified effort to raise awareness and inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of life.…

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Holding on For Dear Life to Those Nutrition Resolutions

By Allison Mitidieri, JCC Nutritionist The New Year celebrations have come and gone, and as we approach the end of January many of our resolutions have come and gone as well. Maybe you vowed that in the New Year you would go to the gym every weekday and that you…

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