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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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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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Passover Family Favorites

By: Stephanie Dworkin, Marketing Director I love spending the Jewish holidays with my family.  We are small but tight-knit, and that’s what makes us family!  I am fortunate to spend the holidays with both mine and my husband’s family- his is much larger and MUCH louder than mine! One of…

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MLK, Jr. Day: A Day of Service

By Sara Sideman, JCC Camps at Medford Assistant Director The relationship between Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel has made a lasting impact on the passion of the Jewish community when it comes to social justice.  Both men were great leaders in their own right.  We all know…

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What Chanukah Means To Me

By: Jill Cogan, Judaic Coordinator The days are shorter, the leaves have fallen, and we are starting to bundle up for winter which means – Chanukah is around the corner! This time of year is filled with rich traditions and time spent with family, which makes me think about some…

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The World of JCC's

By: Les Cohen, Executive Director Last year I traveled to Israel and was part of a group of 25 JCC’s from around the world. And recently I traveled with a group of JCC leaders to Baltimore to collaborate with 600 JCC professionals and leaders to discuss the business of JCC’s.…

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