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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Speeding up Metabolism: What Can You Do?

By Allyson Mitidieri, JCC Nutritionist You have heard it before: A slow metabolism leads to weight gain and poor health. You’ve seen the advertisements for metabolism-boosting supplements, teas, juices, and diets. You may have even tried them all, but you still have not shed those last five pounds. What gives?…

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Shaping up for Summer

By Gene Bonetti, JCC Fitness Director It’s so nice to still see daylight at 6:30pm, isn’t it? The sun brings not only brings warmth, but positive vibes to the brain and thoughts of what will be, because very soon, our wardrobes will be mostly comprised of shorts, tanks, bathing suits…

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Making a Difference through Hoops

By: Alexander Schwarz, JCC Member, GW Class of 2018 With my 21st birthday around the corner and my final year at George Washington University approaching, I sit here writing this post with my future on my mind. I’m getting ready to submit law school applications this September, and I finally…

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