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Healthy Back to School Snacks

by Stephanie Jacovini, NDTR, Katz JCC Certified Nutritionist It’s back to school time! That means school lunches and after school snacks. Many parents ask, how do they keep kids healthy and get out the door each morning? The key is – be prepared! Shop with a purpose and have a…

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JCC Pro-Am Honorees: A JCC Hole-in-One

By Brian M. Adler, JCC Fundraising Director / JCC Assistant Director Each year, I have the pleasure of coordinating the JCC Pro-Am.  For the past several years, we’ve been holding our Pro-Am at Galloway National Golf Club, a truly beautiful and challenging course with ocean breezes, as it offers stunning…

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Leave the Driving to Us

By Marcy Weiner-Lahav, Adult/Cultural/Judaic Department Director Is there a Life Long Learning class you would like to attend at the Katz JCC?  Would you like to try our Adult Meal Program or our Chair Aerobics/Yoga/Pilates classes?  Perhaps you have wanted to do all of these things at the J but…

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Six Tips to Help Tackle Vacation Anxiety

by Liz Curran, Katz JCC Wellness Lifestyle Coach Vacation.  Many of us spend all year day-dreaming and planning our next vacation. It’s a time to relax, have fun and disconnect from the daily grind as much as possible. But, what if the thought of a vacation gives you “every day…

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Best Beach Books for Summer

by Sabrina Spector, Katz JCC Adults Assistant Director and Cultural & Judaic Director and Irene Afek, Sanders Memorial Library Librarian At the end of May, I was lucky enough to attend the annual Jewish Book Council conference and hear from over 250 amazing authors in preparation for the Bank of…

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Oh the Places You'll Go at the Kids Triathlon

by Gene Bonetti, Fitness Director and organizer of the Kids Triathlon. What is it like when you feel a sense of accomplishment, especially when you’re between the ages of 6-13 years old?  Is it the pride you might feel when you’ve climbed the highest mountain? The joy of getting an…

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Wishing You a Meaningful Passover

By Michele Meyer, Early Childhood Staff Passover is one of my favorite holidays.  Each holiday holds something special to me, but the reason I love Passover so much is because it is filled with traditions.  I collect Seder plates and have them displayed all around my home.  For Passover I…

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Purim is More Than Costumes

by Sabrina Spector, Katz JCC Cultural Director Purim is such a fun holiday filled with laughter, great food, music, costumes and lots of candy.  To the general public, it almost looks as if it is the Jewish version of Halloween.  Halloween is a great holiday according to every kid and…

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America’s Dad, As You’ve Never Seen Him Before

By Ellen Lowenberger, JCC Big Event Co-Chair Remember back in the 90’s when you’d watch an episode of Full House and Bob Saget’s character, Danny Tanner, would have a heartfelt talk at the end of each episode with one of his daughters? He’d offer sincere advice, tell them he loved…

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Every Step You Take…to the Jerusalem Marathon

By Stephanie Dworkin, JCC Marketing Director According to the Talmud, every 4 steps you take in Israel is a mitzvah (good deed).  This means for Rabbi Ephraim Epstein of Sons of Israel in Cherry Hill, a major mitzvah is on the horizon, as he prepares to run the Jerusalem Half…

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