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Early Childhood Camps at the Katz JCC

By Sherri Quintero, Director of Early Childhood Camps (pictured below) There are only 70 days until camp begins!!! It may seem crazy since the weather is so unpredictable, but we are actively preparing for summer camp fun! I am the new Director of Early Childhood Camps (ECC) and I now…

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Eric & Andy Sussman 3 on 3 Memorial Basketball Weekend

by Bill Christy, Health & Wellness Sports & Leagues Program Coordinator On Saturday April 14 and Sunday April 15 the Katz JCC will be holding the 13th annual Sussman 3 on 3 Weekend.  Eric and Andy Sussman, who both passed away very young due to cancer related illnesses, shared a love for…

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2018 Cherry Hill Volvo Cars Jewish Film Festival

by Jill Cogan, Katz JCC Judaic Coordinator Calling all film lovers! Our 2018 Cherry Hill Volvo Cars Jewish Film Festival of the Katz JCC is just around the corner. The weeklong film festival takes place Sunday, March 18 through Sunday, March 25, featuring 19 award-winning and fan favorite films along…

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American Heart Month, Remember to Love Yourself

by Allyson Mitidieri, Katz JCC Nutritionist February is American Heart Month. This month is meant to serve as a reminder for all that a healthy lifestyle and healthy eating choices will help lower heart disease risk. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in…

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From Competitor to Coach, the Swim Team Helps You Grow

by Jared Kaufman, Katz JCC Aquatics Director The Katz JCC Sharks Swim Team has been a main staple of the Health & Wellness Aquatics program and dates back over 20 years to the old JCC building on Rt.70. In that time, the Sharks have become a competitive and recreational program…

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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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