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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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