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Every Day at the Katz JCC is a Great Day – Especially, #GivingTuesday

By Brian M. Adler, JCC Development Director & Assistant Director I have been fortunate to have been a part of the Katz JCC staff for 21 years now.  I began in the old JCC as the Children’s Program Coordinator and am proud to now serve as an Assistant Director at…

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Jr. Maccabi - Trust Our Process

by Bill Christy, Sports & Leagues Program Coordinator The weather is getting colder and that means the action in the Katz JCC Gymnasium is about to start heating up! The 2017-2018 Junior Maccabi Basketball season is just around the corner.   Registration has opened and we are looking forward to…

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Pheel the Love at the Festival of ABC

by Evan Marcus, Co-Founder, DillonMarcus and Co-Author, Pheel the Love! My plan was to be a Rabbi.  In that role, speaking about love would be a natural. But God had another plan. I left Rabbinical school after 3.5 years and my path led me to starting a consulting business with…

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Baby and Toddler Expo 2017

By Samantha Isdaner Richman, Katz JCC Baby & Toddler Expo Chair On Sunday, October 15, the JCC will be hosting its 3rd annual Baby and Toddler Expo from 10am-1pm. The event brings over 1,500 moms, dads, kids, grandparents and caregivers from South Jersey and the Philadelphia region to our one-day…

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Maccabi Games

By Ken and Drew Hoffman, JCC Members/Team South Jersey Coach and Athlete There have been many father-son duos in sports over the years.  Ken Griffey Sr. and Ken Griffey Jr., Cecil and Prince Fielder, Gordie and Mark Howe, to name a few.  But no father-son duo has accomplished more than…

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JCC Fall Festival 2017: A Season and Reason for Celebration

By Sara Sideman, JCC Camps at Medford Assistant Director The end of summer is always a difficult time for those of us who spend all year anxiously awaiting our amazing eight weeks at the JCC Camps at Medford.  We live and breathe for camp season, and we are always sad…

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Back-to-School Transition Tips

by Joan Yesner, Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center Lead Teacher Just as you’ve finally gotten used to hot summer days, you walk into any store and are bombarded with back-to-school sales. A flood of memories from your childhood smack you in the face. Some good – perhaps some not so…

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Rock Steady Boxing Comes to the J

by Melanie Montana, JCC Health and Wellness Staff & Certified Rock Steady Boxing Instructor The Rock Steady Boxing (RSB) program is an inspired vision of hope and determination. Participants empower each other as they collectively fight back against Parkinson’s.  The goal of this innovative, non-contact workout is to dramatically improve…

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Team SJ Hits the Road for the JCC Maccabi Games

By Bill Christy, JCC Sports & Leagues Director This Sunday, July 31, a group of Jewish teenage athletes 13-16 will head to Birmingham, Alabama for a week to compete in Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Flag Football, Golf and Tennis at the 2017 JCC Maccabi Games and represent South Jersey. On…

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Back to School Tips for Parents

by Sarah Rowland, JCC Children & Family Coordinator  We are more than halfway through the summer camp season, which means it’s time to begin thinking about a new school year. There will be earlier bed times, earlier alarm clocks and backpacks filled with pencils and folders instead of swim suits…

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