Posts by Stephanie Dworkin

Every Step You Take…to the Jerusalem Marathon

By Stephanie Dworkin, JCC Marketing Director According to the Talmud, every 4 steps you take in Israel is a mitzvah (good deed).  This means for Rabbi Ephraim Epstein of Sons of Israel in Cherry Hill, a major mitzvah is on the horizon, as he prepares to run the Jerusalem Half Marathon on Friday, March 15. … Continued

Send out 2018 in Style

By Marcy Weiner-Lahav, Adult/Cultural/Judaic Department Director It’s hard to believe 2018 is coming to a close, and with the end of the year come so many holiday celebrations and time to spend with loved ones. You don’t have to be a member of the JCC to join in our celebrations and the holiday season is … Continued

Increasing the LIGHT this Chanukah Season!

By Sara Sideman, JCC Camps at Medford Associate Director “A mitzvah is compared to a candle, and the Torah is light.”  During the Chanukah season, we both literally and figuratively are looking for ways to increase the light. One of my favorite moments of Chanukah each year is watching the eight candles and the shamash … Continued

B is for…Bump2Baby Expo

By Carly Friedman, Katz JCC Bump 2 Baby Expo Event Chair Fall weather is finally in the air.  I loved feeling like it was still summer all the way through the beginning of this month, but I am happy for some cooler air and pumpkin-flavored everything!  Fall also means that it is time for the … Continued

For the Love of A, B & C

By Sharon Green & Lois Bromberg Co-chairs, Bank of America Festival of Arts, Books and Culture I was first introduced to the Bank of America Festival of Arts, Books and Culture about 15 years ago when Mandy Patinkin was a headliner. I loved Mandy Patinkin and was excited about having the opportunity to see him … Continued

The Importance of Play at Camp

By Sherri Quintero, Director of Early Childhood Camps Summertime is an excellent time for kids to get outside and play.  Sending your children to camp is a great way to ensure that play is a large part of your child’s day during the summer. Research from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests that “play … Continued

Jr. Maccabi – Trust Our Process

by Bill Christy, Sports & Leagues Program Coordinator The weather is getting colder and that means the action in the Katz JCC Gymnasium is about to start heating up! The 2017-2018 Junior Maccabi Basketball season is just around the corner.   Registration has opened and we are looking forward to a tremendous season with each … Continued

JCC Fall Festival 2017: A Season and Reason for Celebration

By Sara Sideman, JCC Camps at Medford Assistant Director The end of summer is always a difficult time for those of us who spend all year anxiously awaiting our amazing eight weeks at the JCC Camps at Medford.  We live and breathe for camp season, and we are always sad to see it end! Now … Continued

Team SJ Hits the Road for the JCC Maccabi Games

By Bill Christy, JCC Sports & Leagues Director This Sunday, July 31, a group of Jewish teenage athletes 13-16 will head to Birmingham, Alabama for a week to compete in Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Flag Football, Golf and Tennis at the 2017 JCC Maccabi Games and represent South Jersey. On Sunday, August 6, a second … Continued

Let’s Celebrate Shavuot

By Jill Cogan, JCC Judaic Coordinator The Jewish calendar is jam-packed with holidays. It feels like every six weeks or so we celebrate another festival or observe another holiday, which can get very confusing, especially for the little ones in our Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center. Purim blends in with Passover, and suddenly Spring has … Continued