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Mindfulness: An Ancient Understanding Desperately Needed Today

By Cory Moloff, JCC Health & Wellness Staff Member In the western world, society places a great deal of importance on what you accomplish and achieve. Our history books are filled with glorified tales of what revered heroes have done with their lives. In these books, you would never read…

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#JCCBubbesBrisket

By Marcy Lahav, JCC Adult,Cultural & Judaic Director Most of us have recipes handed down to us from our bubbes, out grandmothers.  From brisket, kugel and matzah ball soup to babka, honey cake and challah, food is an essential staple of Jewish traditions.  Food brings friends and family together to share…

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Welcome to the Richard M. Klein Center for Wellness

By Jayne Miller-Morgan, JCC Fitness Assistant Director, Group Exercise Coordinator It all started in the Spring of 2016, when I attended the National Cancer Exercise Training Institute to become an Advanced Cancer Exercise Specialist.  We discovered that no one in our community was offering this type of program for this…

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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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