The JCC will close at 6pm on Monday, September 20 in observance of Erev Sukkot and the JCC is closed all day on Tuesday, September 21 in observance of Sukkot. Fitness & Wellness and Just4Kids/JCrew will reopen on Wednesday, September 22.

Indoor Pool Update: Three lanes will be closed Mondays, 6:30-7:30am and Tuesdays from 8-9pm from September 20 – October 26 for the Master’s Swim Program. Thank you for your understanding.

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Emmy's Journey to Parkinson's Connection at the JCC

I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in Philadelphia on October 1, 2010. It was almost two years after I had noticed worrying symptoms of a left foot that seemed to be slapping the ground as I walked and a very slight tremor in my left leg. First, I spent a…

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The Year Grandma Dora Sent Us Very Memorable Hamentashen for Purim

 By Sharon Konkin Siegel, Director of Life Long Learning and Adult Programming  My paternal grandparents, Sol and Dora Konkin, escaped the frigid New Jersey winter by renting a room in Hotel Sheldon, a modest hotel in sunny, warm Miami Beach. These hotels that used to be filled with the smells of brisket and boiled chicken and sounds of Yiddish-speaking elderly kibitzing on the porch now comprise the very trendy and expensive…

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What is holistic health and how can we approach heart health holistically?

by Shelby Kwartler, Katz JCC Certified Wellness Coach Holistic health is a way of thinking about health that considers the whole person – not just their body, but also their mind and spirit. For generations, great leaders and thinkers have considered the relationship between our mental, physical, and spiritual health.…

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L'Hitraot to our Executive Director, Les

Dear JCC Members, It is hard to believe that we have been under COVID-19 rules for almost a year, but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. We appreciate you all for hanging in there and for your continued support of our wonderful Katz JCC. We…

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New Katz JCC Walking Club Called My Name

By Lisa Simon Nugiel, Katz JCC Member & CEO of SPRYTE Communications. Late last year, as I contemplated my unoccupied public relations agency in Center City and likely at least another year of working from home, like others who have been fortunate to not succumb to the coronavirus, I thought about…

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5 Reasons to Love Virtual Life Long Learning 360 Classes 

5 Top Reasons to Love Zoom Life Long Learning 360 Classes By Sharon Siegel, Katz JCC Life Long Learning Director, Adult Program Director Every day, I’m headed somewhere in my mind, even if in reality, I’m staying safe at home – Seville, Broadway, Central Asia and New York.  How do I do it? Through Life…

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A Chai Note

By Brian M. Adler, JCC Development Director / JCC Assistant Director This time of year always brings about joy, love and an obvious and welcome, reminder that what’s most important is family, friends and the experiences we have together.  Don’t get me wrong – the pizza oven my wife bought…

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The Highlight of Our Entire Year...CAMP!

By Sarah Zalcmann JCC Camps at Medford Committee Member Part Six of our Summer 2020 CAMPaign. It is hard to adequately express just how much the JCC Camps at Medford means to our family.  It is truly a highlight of our entire year and our children begin counting down the…

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Camp: Life Long Friendships and Shared Experiences

By Deborah Frey JCC Camps at Medford Committee Member, Vice President, Katz JCC Board of Directors Part Five of our Summer 2020 CAMPaign. In 2011, we moved to Haddonfield, NJ, from Pittsburgh, knowing only a handful of people in the area.  After touring local preschools and the Katz JCC, we…

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Four Generations and Counting!

By Nadine Freedman JCC Camps at Medford Committee Member Part Four of our Summer 2020 CAMPaign. In 1952, my grandparents, Sam and Betty Plasky, rented a summer vacation campground called Grenlock Park near Blackwood, NJ.  For several summers, beginning in 1952, Camp Hilltop, the JCC’s camp, was held there.  The…

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