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A Moment of Nostalgia: Lou Cove & "Man of the Year"

by Sabrina Spector, JCC Assistant Adults Department Director & Cultural Director I always thought it was funny as a child when my parents would ask “remember when”?  It was pretty annoying to hear them constantly say things like “when I was your age” or “back in the day, we…”. Alas,…

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Are you a Resolutioner?

By Gene Bonetti, Health & Wellness Center Director It’s that time of year again – the time of year when people who have not visited the gym for some time, look in the mirror after the holiday season and say, “I really need to get back to the gym”.  Working…

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Pennies for Points: Philanthropic Sportsmanship

by Bryan Lentine, Katz JCC Sports & Leagues Coordinator On November 28, I took a shift at our staff table for #GivingTuesday, a worldwide day of charitable giving.  I sat at the table for an hour, collecting donations from members and letting them know that their donations were going to good causes. …

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Make it a December to Remember at the J

By Stephanie Dworkin, JCC Marketing Director It’s hard to believe we are at mid-December! It honestly feels like yesterday I watched the ball drop and welcomed 2017.  It’s been a great year here at the J, and this month, as always, the fun never stops and we keep the events…

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Happy Chanukah, Chag Urim Sameach

by Jill Cogan, JCC Judaic Coordinator Happy Chanukah, Chag Urim Sameach, A fraylichen Chanukah…these are all ways to greet each other during the eight nights of Chanukah. Happy Chanukah is self-explanatory; truly a catch-all, easily understood greeting that can be used with anyone you encounter. Chag Urim Sameach is a Chanukah-based…

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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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