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Take your favorite group fitness classes or do a workout at home with members of our awesome JCC fitness staff.  Our trainers and group fitness instructors are creating special programs just for you.
           
Recorded Fitness Classes are Now Set Up!


Check back for more live streams!




               



From club activities to games to crafts, our KidsTime staff is creating exciting LIVE and video experiences just for kids in grades K-5

         

  & More!

Recipes:

Make Challah!
Visit: challahforhunger.org/recipes

Amy's tips for great chocolate chip cookies:

  1. Start with the traditional Toll House Recipe
  2. Use dark brown sugar instead of light brown sugar
  3. Replace half of the regular (white) sugar with dark brown sugar
  4. Be a little extra generous with the vanilla extract
  5. Use a combination of semi-sweet, milk and white chocolate chips




JCC Community


Visit: onlyatthej.com
Check out programming from JCCs across North America!
Wide range of content from fitness, to children's resources to recipes and movie recommendations!

Fitness



FREE WORKOUTS From Les Mills! 
Visit: watch.lesmillsondemand.com/at-home-workouts
We know that staying fit and active is our best way to build a strong immune system and stay healthy. Here is a free option to help keep you active and working out at home!
This platform offers 95 free workouts across 8 categories.


Free 90 Day Peloton App Trial!
Visit: onepeloton.com/digital/checkout/digital-90d?utm_campaign=HACQ_US_20_MAR_90D_TRIAL_LAUNCH&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua
Access the full Peloton library of classes from the comfort of home. Take a mix of yoga, meditation, strength, cycling, running and more. Just remember to cancel the trial before you are billed. Peloton will remind you three days before your trial ends so you won't be accidentally billed, and you can cancel anytime.


Get Healthy U

Visit: gethealthyu.com
Get Healthy U is a fitness hub founded by Chris Freytag that educates and inspires women to make healthy lifestyle choices. Join our social community!


A Great Follow-Along Yoga Video!

Visit: youtube.com/watch?v=MCErjWxRSJ4&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3q1joqDbGWx-wuYaA3mtpM4Qi1QR42mmoCqe7KcYnpUKBecIgY2LigO7c
Get your Yoga on with Amy's Cousin from Cleveland!


Silver Sneakers Virtual Classes on Facebook
Visit: facebook.com/silversneakers/videos/1150701965280797/
Join SilverSneakers Trainer Jenny O’Callaghan for a live-streamed SilverSneakers exercise class here on Facebook! This is a high-energy athletic class that focuses on functional fitness. The workout includes specific movements and bodyweight exercises to improve endurance and strength.


Life Fitness - Digital Coach - Free Workouts!
Visit: go.lifefitness.com/wod
From our partners at LifeFitness. Included are bodyweight workouts, small accessories workouts and stretching, flexibility, and recovery workouts.



Arts / Culture / Entertainment


The Nomads Movie on Amazon Prime

Visit: amzn.to/2wuf7fi
Written and directed by JCC member (and preschool alum) Brandon Kamin, Nomads is an uplifting sports film that celebrates a North Philly rugby team.


300,000 Free Downloadable Books from The NYPL

Visit: timeout.com/newyork/news/you-can-now-download-over-300-000-books-from-the-nypl-for-free-031820
The New York Public Library has an app that allows anyone with a library card (and an iOS or Android phone) to "borrow" any of the 300,000 e-books in the collection.


15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home

Visit: playbill.com/article/15-broadway-plays-and-musicals-you-can-watch-on-stage-from-home?fbclid=IwAR31b0DQXBumowF5A69Su14d78RcrJ77sFZMo9TUbJv4Al4IzccVd_nN24g
While it used to be a rare treat when a Broadway show was filmed live on stage, it’s becoming more and more common today—great news for Broadway fans. Now, if you can’t make it to New York City or just want to see a show you may have missed, there’s an ever-growing list of productions available to watch wherever you are.


Virtually Tour 12 Museums!
Visit: travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours
Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch. Experience the best museums from London to Seoul in the comfort of your own home.


33 National Park Tours You Can Take Virtually

Visit: totallythebomb.com/heres-33-national-park-tours-you-can-take-virtually-from-the-comfort-of-your-home?fbclid=IwAR2w14AWlYVIcQtaLqoT-UXXFQqgByyuZ-BzkZn9bSqoYpbVYhY0zGL-ZDs
Enjoy 33 National Park Tours you can virtually. Yes, that means you can explore National Parks from the comfort of your home and in your pajamas! 
All of this awesomeness is made possible by Google Earth.


Stream Opera from The Met
Visit: metopera.org/about/press-releases/met-to-launch-nightly-met-opera-streams-a-free-series-of-encore-live-in-hd-presentations-streamed-on-the-company-website-during-the-coronavirus-closure/
Visit the link for the full schedule. “We’d like to provide some grand opera solace to opera lovers in these extraordinarily difficult times,” said Met General Manager Peter Gelb. “Every night, we’ll be offering a different complete operatic gem from our collection of HD presentations from the past 14 years.”


Museum of American Revolution Virtual Tour
Visit: amrevmuseum-virtualtour.org/
The Virtual Museum of the American Revolution is always open!  Prepare for a future visit or take a deeper dive into our galleries from your classroom or home at any time. The virtual tour allows visitors the opportunity to explore our immersive galleries from anywhere through 360-degree panoramic images. 


National Museum of American Jewish History - Info/Program Videos
Visit: facebook.com/pg/NMAJH/videos/?ref=page_internal
Our doors may be temporarily closed to the public, but our mission of teaching and preserving Jewish American history remains the same. While closed to the public for the remainder of March, we will continue to share spotlights from our exhibitions and online archive so you don’t miss out on a single second of NMAJH!


Tribe 12 Online

Visit: tribe12.org/tribe-12-online/
Tribe 12 is always striving to connect 20s/30s to the Philadelphia Jewish community. There are different opportunities to connect online with your Tribe 12 Community including online book clubs, Mahjong, and yoga.


Jewish TV Shows to Watch | Kveller

Visit: kveller.com/jewish-tv-shows-to-binge-watch-while-youre-stuck-at-home/
Good thing we have TV to keep us from panicking and/or getting bored out of our minds! Luckily streaming platforms are full of Jewish and Jew-ish TV shows that are well worth a binge watch, and a lot of them are pretty long — there’s enough to keep you entertained for weeks.

Adult Education


450 Free Ivy League Classes Online!

Visit: freecodecamp.org/news/ivy-league-free-online-courses-a0d7ae675869/?fbclid=IwAR2N-fVY2uhYgeJeBLTkrNohmKIsTkHUD5n7w4dXrml3XBKbIOD33LbS7t0
8 Ivy League universities now offer free online courses across multiple platforms. So far, they’ve created over 500 courses, of which around 450 are still active.


Online Philly Job and Internship Fair

Visit: campusphilly.org/launch
Find a career launching opportunity in the Greater Philadelphia region, whether you’re looking for a full-time position or an amazing internship.


Pitango Webinar: Navigating The Medical & Public Health Aspects of COVID-19
Visit: zoom.us/rec/play/7MJ-JLz5qjM3H93AsgSDU6R-W9S_L62sh3VP-fMOnUi3AXlRNVHzY-EUMOVa6fPJno_BruAMqMe05Srx
Learn more about COVID-19. This webcast features Susan Weiss, a longtime JCC member.  She is a researcher at Penn and a leading expert on coronavirus and related virus.

Food / Recipes / Meal Planning


Two Weeks of Dinners for Quarantine So You Don’t Have To Plan | Kveller

Visit: kveller.com/i-planned-two-weeks-of-dinners-for-quarantine-so-you-dont-have-to/
Based upon what’s in stock at my house, here are some easy, crowd-pleasing (read: kid-friendly) dinners, along with links to recipes. Leaning heavily on some frozen staples or things that would keep well. 

Volunteer Opportunities


Use your new indoor free time transcribing rare documents for the Library of Congress

Visit: timeout.com/newyork/news/use-your-new-indoor-free-time-transcribing-rare-documents-for-the-library-of-congress-031920?fbclid=IwAR1erQaL7SzwKxeMIy5CqVsHcdBwivx1pu73eE2pW19xE9zLYivxVjj0XkQ
It's easy to while away the hours inside your apartment watching feel-good shows or trying to make headway on some spring cleaning, but if you're looking to do contribute something, the Library of Congress will have you. The federal cultural institution is asking for help in transcribing thousands of significant written and typed documents, from Rosa Parks' writings to personal writings of the leaders of the Women's Suffrage Movement and more.


Sew a Face Mask!

Visit: deaconess.com/How-to-make-a-Face-Mask
Due to an outpouring of generous responses to our request for sewn masks, Deaconess has created this database to help connect individuals and companies making masks to those organizations needing masks.

Children's Educational / Activity Resources


Nighttime Stories: Neighborhood Edition
Visit: facebook.com/geccdallas/videos/248304252994090/
Hosted by the Goldberg Family Early Childhood Centerand JCC Dallas. We are so excited to launch the next edition of Nighttime Stories! Our school has a whole slew of incredible people that work behind the scenes to help us be the #bestschoolfamilyever and this is your chance to see some of them up close and personal! Join us every Sunday night at 6pm to watch our community celebrities (some of them you may recognize!) as they read their favorite stories!


Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
Hosted by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Visit: facebook.com/events/2544781839094130/
Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. Viewers can see each weekday’s new video at 1:00 p.m. ET.


#OPERATIONSTORYTIME

Your Favorite Authors Host Story Time Online!
Visit: coolprogeny.com/2020/03/operation-storytime/?fbclid=IwAR1j7UE1i0ikDLS9HUM5M9vDPVb1P18B4pmddeLypXRLG2iBi5J3UuePRhE
If there is a silver lining to COVID-19 closings, it’s that our favorite children’s book authors are now doing virtual storytimes! 


Franklin Institute | Sparks of Science

Visit: fi.edu/sparkofscience
Our #SparkofScience series at the Franklin Institute showcases our incredible Science Interpreters sharing their favorite science experiments.


The Academy of Natural Sciences Online

Visit: ansp.org/exhibits/online-exhibits/
Experience the Academy beyond what you can see when you visit! Delve deeper into the Academy's collections, exhibits, and history through our online exhibits.


Listen to Astronauts read books from space!
Visit: storytimefromspace.com/library/?fbclid=IwAR3B_jfS8rOCVB6gxoOFVb0NRI62mOqhSkOM7sh4Z-Sckwf2F11lc18l1fY
Imagine Astronauts on the Space Station reading stories to and conducting science experiments for the children of Earth as the world rotates below. Imagine no more…it’s Story Time from Space!


Listen to Broadway star, Josh Gad, read a story!

Visit: twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1OdKrqwYAgyxX


Michaels Creative Fun for Crafty Kids

Visit: michaels.com/boredombusters
Need stay-at-home boredom busters for your little makers? We've got 'em!


Amazing Educational Resources

Visit: amazingeducationalresources.com
This website compiles many, many free resources from education companies offering content during the school closures. Check back daily as the website is updated every few hours. 


JKid Remote
Visit: jkidphilly.org/jkid-remote/

With an abundance of resources, activities, and ideas, we can still have fun and build community with other jkid families near and far! Check this page for updates to explore fun and engaging things to do with your family.


IAC at Home
Visit: israeliamerican.org/keshetonline
IAC at Home. Online events for kids!


Facebook Group: School's Out
Visit: facebook.com/groups/1098446117181067
Request to join. Connect with other caretakers and trade resources during this "schools-out" time!


20 Screen Free Activities with Kids
Visit: savedyouaspot.com/2020/03/12/20-screen-free-things-to-do-with-your-kids-indoors-when-school-is-closed
Check out 20 ideas of screen-free things you could do with your kids, during this time. Staying indoors to keep safe and healthy is imperative but it doesn’t have to be boring or detrimental.


Free Educational Resources for Kids During Coronavirus Quarantine from New York Family
Visit: newyorkfamily.com/free-educational-resources-for-kids-coronavirus-quarantine-new-york/
This is school limbo, and many of us will be treading new territory as we keep all sane and, most importantly, keep our kids on the learning path. We have rounded up free educational resources to keep kids occupied at home during the coronavirus outbreak.


The World of Nancy Krulik Wesbite
Visit: realnancykrulik.com
You are now entering a world of burps, barks, robots, dragons and magic winds!  Get ready to laugh! Check out the audio radio plays which are great content for pre-k or kindergarten online story time (check audio and podcasts). Listen to the amazing self-contained stories that can be used as listening exercises!


Talking to kids about Coronavirus

Visit: reformjudaism.org/jewish-life/family/parenting/how-talk-kids-about-bad-things-happening-world
The world feels complicated and uncertain right now. Every day, a torrent of news comes out that can be difficult for adults to process, let alone children. As parents, we have an obligation both to keep our children safe and to give them the tools that they need to cope with a changing world.

Children's Fitness Resources



GoNoodle
Visit: 
gonoodle.com
GoNoodle engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulnessvideos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!


Wild Explorers App
Visit:
thewildnetwork.com/inspiration/persil-wild-explorers-app
The FREE Persil Wild Explorers app is packed with over 100 fun activities to get the whole family outside.


Together Counts
Visit: togethercounts.com
The free resource center for healthy active living brought to you by Healthy LifeStars, a non-profit organization that is launching a generation of healthy kids through its innovative program, The LifeStar Challenge™


Open Physed
Visit: openphysed.org
Helping teachers and coaches help their students by providing rigorous, outcomes-based curriculum tools.  Under the Active Home section there are calendars for PA options -geared towards the primary grades.