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20 Years and Counting - What's Next?

By Les Cohen, JCC Executive Director 27 years ago, I came to Cherry Hill to interview for the Executive Director’s position here at the Katz Jewish Community Center. The Search Committee showed me around, introduced me to people to engage with to assess whether I was the right one for…

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Take Advantage of Seasonal Produce

Allyson Mitidieri, JCC Registered Dietitian Nutritionist The transition from spring to summer is my favorite time of year. Fresh color and new warmth tends to raise our spirits. So many great things happen at this time of year in South Jersey, from spending time on our back porches in the…

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Real Housewife Comes Home to Cherry Hill

Sabrina Spector, Katz JCC Cultural Director How do you know you are making a difference?  We go to work hoping that all the long hours we put into our jobs is making an impact.  We volunteer because we believe in a cause and hope that we can somehow improve or…

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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…

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Full STEAM Ahead

By Michelle Carrera-Foster & Cheyenne Smith, Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center Teachers It has been an exciting learning experience this past year in the Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center!  We have enhanced our curriculum by infusing STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) through our partnership with Cherry Hill’s Destination…

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Summer Specialty Camps at the JCC

By Bill Christy, JCC Sports & Leagues Director Summer is just around the corner – do you have plans for your young athlete, designer, magician or gamer? This summer the Katz JCC is proud to offer something for everyone with our vast array of partnerships with incredible camps! We know…

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May is Water Safety Month

By Jared Kaufman, JCC Aquatics Director It’s hard to believe it’s already May and that summer is just around the corner! In just a few short weeks we are set to re-open our Summer Swim Club, which means it’s time to get back in the pool and ready for a…

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Speeding up Metabolism: What Can You Do?

By Allyson Mitidieri, JCC Nutritionist You have heard it before: A slow metabolism leads to weight gain and poor health. You’ve seen the advertisements for metabolism-boosting supplements, teas, juices, and diets. You may have even tried them all, but you still have not shed those last five pounds. What gives?…

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Shaping up for Summer

By Gene Bonetti, JCC Fitness Director It’s so nice to still see daylight at 6:30pm, isn’t it? The sun brings not only brings warmth, but positive vibes to the brain and thoughts of what will be, because very soon, our wardrobes will be mostly comprised of shorts, tanks, bathing suits…

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Getting Ready for Kindergarten

By Joan Yesner, Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center Pre-K Head Teacher, Butterfly Class It’s that time of year when many parents of Pre-K students ask, “is my child ready to start Kindergarten in September?” Surprisingly, there is no simple answer.  In the past, as long as your child was 5…

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