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Reflecting on MLK Day 2019

by Sara Sideman, JCC Camps at Medford Associate Director I have always found MLK Day to be one of the most meaningful days of the year for volunteer work.  As someone who has spent more than 10 years working with teenagers in JCCs, I have run many days of service…

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Thinking about the New Year

by Les Cohen, Jewish Community Center Executive Director Welcome to 2019! I imagine many of you have made new year resolutions. Well…good luck.  When we make a promise or a resolution to do better it’s up to us to hold ourselves accountable.  Some people make lists and others engage the…

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Always Learning, Always Growing!

By JCC Camps at Medford Staff:  Beth Segal, JCC Camps at Medford Director & JCC Assistant Director and Sara Sideman, JCC Camps at Medford Assistant Director Just like our campers spend their off-season from camp in school, our team at the JCC Camps at Medford spends the winter months learning…

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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…

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Cookies, cakes and latkes, oh my! Healthy tips for this holiday season

This busy time of year can be very difficult for people trying to stay healthy and keep off those extra holiday pounds. So what are you to do? Here are some tips for you during the season: 1. Try to establish control Food is everywhere during the holidays – with most of…

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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…

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Loving the J & #GivingTuesday

by Serena Franks, Katz JCC Digital Marketing Coordinator This year, I volunteered as a server for our Adult Meal Program Thanksgiving dinner.  As I handed adults their plates of turkey with holiday fixings on the side, I said, “Happy early Thanksgiving”.  My sing-song voice was always met with smiles and…

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New Sponsor…More great basketball!

Cherry Hill Volvo Cars Junior Maccabi Basketball 2018-2019 Season By Bill Christy, JCC Health & Wellness Assistant Director We are extremely thankful for Judith Krupnick and Cherry Hill Volvo Cars for their generous sponsorship this season. The 2018-2019 season is just around the corner! Registration has been open for our…

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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…

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The New Sprint 8 Offering Maximum Results in Minimum Time

By Gene Bonetti, Health & Wellness Fitness Center Director Give us just 20 minutes. That is theme behind the JCC’s newest fitness offering, Sprint 8!  But what exactly is Sprint 8? It’s the workout that can change your life. It is an optimized intensity-based training program that allows you to build muscle and…

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