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The Highlight of Our Entire Year...CAMP!

By Sarah Zalcmann JCC Camps at Medford Committee Member Part Six of our Summer 2020 CAMPaign. It is hard to adequately express just how much the JCC Camps at Medford means to our family.  It is truly a highlight of our entire year and our children begin counting down the…

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Camp: Life Long Friendships and Shared Experiences

By Deborah Frey JCC Camps at Medford Committee Member, Vice President, Katz JCC Board of Directors Part Five of our Summer 2020 CAMPaign. In 2011, we moved to Haddonfield, NJ, from Pittsburgh, knowing only a handful of people in the area.  After touring local preschools and the Katz JCC, we…

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Four Generations and Counting!

By Nadine Freedman JCC Camps at Medford Committee Member Part Four of our Summer 2020 CAMPaign. In 1952, my grandparents, Sam and Betty Plasky, rented a summer vacation campground called Grenlock Park near Blackwood, NJ.  For several summers, beginning in 1952, Camp Hilltop, the JCC’s camp, was held there.  The…

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The Cherry Hill Volvo Cars Jewish Film Festival Gives New Meaning to L’Dor V’Dor

by Marcy Lahav, Katz JCC Adult, Cultural and Judaic Director Our Cherry Hill Volvo Cars Jewish Film Festival is always spectacular, but this year we have a very special intergenerational connection to our community. This connection, filled with pride will take place on Tuesday, July 28 at 7pm when Terrence…

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A Truly Special Place

By Ellen Lowenberger JCC Camps at Medford Committee Member, Katz JCC Board of Directors Part Three of our Summer 2020 CAMPaign. The JCC Camps at Medford is truly a special place for my family. As a child, I spent a few summers at camp. I remember arts and crafts, sports,…

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Camp is My Happy Place

By Rabbi Nathan Weiner JCC Camps at Medford Committee Member, Katz JCC Board of Directors Part Two of our Summer 2020 CAMPaign. Whenever a guest visits the bus yard of JCC Camps at Medford in the morning, I encourage them to breathe in the vibrant Jewish future, evidenced by the…

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When I Was A Camper...

By Evan Zweben JCC Camps at Medford Committee Chair, Vice-President, Katz JCC Board of Directors Part One of our JCC Camps at Medford Summer 2020 CAMPaign. Like so many of our camp families, our journey to being camp parents started as campers.  My wife Caryn and I met through the…

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Keeping you healthy at the J

  The Katz JCC will be CLOSED as of 4pm on Sunday, March 15 for a minimum of two weeks. Please click here to read more.   Please click HERE to view the most up to date information of JCC events and programs. We can all play a part in keeping…

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Why Relying on Motivation May Not Be Enough

by Danielle Bernero, Katz JCC Personal Trainer Its Monday. Your “Day 1” the “Start of the Journey”. You’re SO pumped, you’re drinking water all day long, your meals are prepped for the day, you hit the gym HARD. This lasts for what… Four days? …Maybe? By then you’re burnt out.…

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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…

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