Posts by Serena Franks

Get SMARTT in 2020

by Gene Bonetti, Katz JCC Fitness Director  Each new year brings an opportunity for a fresh start for a new you.  The areas of exercise and wellness are no exception. The new year begins your vision to commit to a healthier lifestyle and is the time that New Year’s resolutions are made.  If exercise is not … Continued

Making Music-Filled Memories this Chanukah

by Sara Sideman, Associate Director, JCC Camps at Medford Music can have such an amazing emotional impact and create memories that last a lifetime. I grew up in a musical family, and for us, so many Jewish holidays revolved around music and song. Lighting the Chanukah menorah included blessings and a 5-10-minute song session after dinner.  … Continued

Ready. Set. Upgrade!

by Stephanie Dworkin, Katz JCC Marketing Director Ch-ch-changes…they’re a part of life!  Here at the Katz JCC, we’re always making changes to provide YOU, our amazing members, with the best services, programs and events we possibly can. A major change we’ve made, as of Tuesday, October 29, is our move to a new membership database … Continued

Fall in Love with the Fall Festival

by Sara Sideman, JCC Camps at Medford Associate Director I love fall, and I LOVE the fall Jewish holidays.  I know, I know… this time of year is crazy as children are back in school, everyone has back to school nights, PTA meetings and more.  It’s hard to get into the groove of the school … Continued

Rosh Hashana

by Sabrina Spector, Katz JCC Cultural Director The Jewish holidays always seem to sneak up on us.  I know they are coming, it’s marked on my beautiful calendar compliments of the local funeral home and yet, I’m never quite ready. When I was a kid, it was so easy to get in the mood for … Continued

Introducing Jackie Robinson – New Member of ACHaD Team

by Jackie Robinson, Katz JCC ACHaD Program Support Specialist Disability is natural. We must stop believing that disabilities keep a person from doing something. Because that’s not true… having a disability doesn’t stop me from doing anything.” – Benjamin Snow, Grade 8, in his essay, Attitudes About People with Disabilities It’s pretty amazing how wise … Continued

Every Day Should Be Grandparents Day

Submitted by the Katz JCC Adult/Cultural and Judaic Department Every day at the JCC we honor all the grandmas and grandpas that participate in our programming, from swimming to attending classes.  We have a menu of activities that enables hundreds of grandparents to live a healthy and fulfilling life.  Similar to Mother’s and Father’s Day, … Continued

Helping to Ease Back to School Anxiety

by Liz Curran, Katz JCC Lifestyle & Wellness Coach As August ends, thoughts of the school year come creeping back into my mind. Schedules, routines, homework, activities, the list goes on. Long gone will be the relaxed and flexible days of summer, dinners by the pool and days at the beach. I try really hard to … Continued

Healthy Back to School Snacks

by Stephanie Jacovini, NDTR, Katz JCC Certified Nutritionist It’s back to school time! That means school lunches and after school snacks. Many parents ask, how do they keep kids healthy and get out the door each morning? The key is – be prepared! Shop with a purpose and have a list of what you want … Continued

JCC Pro-Am Honorees: A JCC Hole-in-One

By Brian M. Adler, JCC Fundraising Director / JCC Assistant Director Each year, I have the pleasure of coordinating the JCC Pro-Am.  For the past several years, we’ve been holding our Pro-Am at Galloway National Golf Club, a truly beautiful and challenging course with ocean breezes, as it offers stunning views of the bay marshes … Continued