In observance of Yom Kippur, the JCC will close at 3pm on Tuesday, 9/18. The JCC is CLOSED all day on Wednesday, 9/19. Normal business hours resume on Thursday, 9/20.

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From Nothing to Something, After-School at the J is a Boredom Buster

By Greg D’Amico, Katz JCC Children and Family Director When you’re a kid, every summer matters. I remember those days like yesterday- the beach, the baseball field, endless sunsets outside with my best friends in the world. It seemed like back-to-school would never show it’s face- until it did. Back-to-school…

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It’s August…Camp’s Over…Or Is It?!

By Beth Segal, JCC Camps at Medford Director We’re in the thick of Summer 2018 here at JCC Camps at Medford!  Nothing makes me happier than seeing the smiling faces of all our campers, having the summer of their lives.  We work all year round to ensure Camp is the…

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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…

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20 Years at 1301: A Celebration Worth Waiting For

By Brian Adler, JCC Development Director & Assistant Director A little over 20 years ago, in June 1997, the Katz Jewish Community Center opened its doors at our current location, the Weinberg Jewish Community Campus. A lot happened in 1997: the people’s princess, Princess Diana, left behind a legacy that…

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Yoga is for Every Body

by Nancy Davis, E-RYT – JCC Guest Services Supervisor & Certified, Registered, Experienced Yoga Teacher I hear people say all the time, “I can’t do yoga.  I’m not flexible enough.”  My canned response is, “That’s like saying I’m too dirty to take a shower.” Yoga is for EVERY BODY.  It…

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Engage at Any Age

by Marcy Lahav, Katz JCC Adult, Cultural & Judaic Director Hear ye, Hear ye! May is Older Americans Month.  The theme for 2018 is “Engage at any Age.”  The intent behind this slogan is, regardless of age, everyone is capable of engaging in life.  Whether it is spending time with…

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Early Childhood Camps at the Katz JCC

By Sherri Quintero, Director of Early Childhood Camps (pictured below) There are only 70 days until camp begins!!! It may seem crazy since the weather is so unpredictable, but we are actively preparing for summer camp fun! I am the new Director of Early Childhood Camps (ECC) and I now…

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Eric & Andy Sussman 3 on 3 Memorial Basketball Weekend

by Bill Christy, Health & Wellness Sports & Leagues Program Coordinator On Saturday April 14 and Sunday April 15 the Katz JCC will be holding the 13th annual Sussman 3 on 3 Weekend.  Eric and Andy Sussman, who both passed away very young due to cancer related illnesses, shared a love for…

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2018 Cherry Hill Volvo Cars Jewish Film Festival

by Jill Cogan, Katz JCC Judaic Coordinator Calling all film lovers! Our 2018 Cherry Hill Volvo Cars Jewish Film Festival of the Katz JCC is just around the corner. The weeklong film festival takes place Sunday, March 18 through Sunday, March 25, featuring 19 award-winning and fan favorite films along…

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American Heart Month, Remember to Love Yourself

by Allyson Mitidieri, Katz JCC Nutritionist February is American Heart Month. This month is meant to serve as a reminder for all that a healthy lifestyle and healthy eating choices will help lower heart disease risk. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in…

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