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This week at the J

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Shana Tova!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, SEP 15, 2023

Dear Friends, When I entered my son’s school few weeks ago, a big sign was hanging on the wall and it said in bright colors, “Welcome Back!” I was glad…

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Second Annual Community Fall Festival!

Kaiserman JCC | SAT, SEP 09, 2023

Dear Friends, Despite the scorching weather suggesting that summer may be here to stay, we’re gearing up for the new season at the J! We’re excited to announce that our…

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A Year Round Hub for ALL Things Fun!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, SEP 01, 2023

Dear Friends, As the excitement of the summer begins to wind down and we start to transition back to the school routine, we bid farewell to the thrill of Camp…

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School Supply Donation Drive for Ukrainian refugee students

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, AUG 25, 2023

Dear Friends, As the back-to-school season approaches, we are excited to announce the launch of our School Supply Donation Drive in collaboration with Pass4Kids and KleinLife’s Grow Hope initiative. For the…

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A Taste of Gems at the J – This September!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, AUG 18, 2023

Dear Friends, A new chapter is officially unfolding as we proudly announce our merger with Gems, a cherished program previously affiliated with Golden Slipper. Following official state approval, we are…

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An amazing summer of KEF

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, AUG 11, 2023

Dear Friends, As the sun begins to set on another unforgettable summer, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the incredible journey we’ve shared at Camp Kef. From…

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Maccabi heads to Florida!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, AUG 04, 2023

Dear Friends, Our JCC Maccabi Games 2023 journey continues this week in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida! I, along with all of the other delegation heads, am here in Florida preparing for the…

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KidsTime After-School Enrichment Registration is OPEN!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JUL 28, 2023

Dear Friends, I’m Matt Martin, the Assistant Director of Camp Kef and also the Director of our KidsTime After-School Enrichment program at the J! While we’re relishing every moment of…

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Mid-summer Camp Reflections

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JUL 21, 2023

Dear Friends, The end of this week marks the official half-way point of camp this summer, which always sneaks up on me so quickly! Like most Camp Directors, I spend…

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Our J on the Way van is here!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JUL 14, 2023

Dear Friends, Beep, beep, beep! Our J on the Way van has finally arrived, after some remodeling and wrapping, and is officially ready to hit to road – bringing JCC…

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Team Philadelphia has arrived in Israel for Maccabi!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JUL 07, 2023

Dear Friends, Team Philadelphia has arrived in Israel for the JCC Maccabi Games! This year is the first time in a decade that the games are being held in Israel,…

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The Adventure begins… at Camp KEF!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JUN 30, 2023

Dear Friends, I am beyond thrilled to share some wonderful highlights below from our first week of Camp Kef! It has been an incredible start to the summer, filled with…

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Three Diller Teen Fellow Grant Awardees!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JUN 23, 2023

Dear Friends, I am so excited to share that three of our Diller Teen Fellows were selected for the Dr. Maurice and Ruth Alexander Tikkun Olam Grant Awardees. This is a…

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A wonderful end to the school year!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JUN 16, 2023

Dear Friends, Yesterday I was gobsmacked watching the graduation of our students from the Robert J. Wilf Preschool & Kindergarten’s K-1 classroom. Their indefatigable lead teacher, Kimber, asked them –…

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Pre-Camp and Post-Camp at the J

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JUN 09, 2023

Dear Friends, As the school year draws to a close, you may find yourself looking for an awesome program for your elementary aged child the week before camp. If so,…

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Join us for our end of the school year celebration!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JUN 02, 2023

Dear Friends, Our Robert J. Wilf Preschool and Kindergarten End of the Year Celebration is on June 8 – and the whole community is invited to the festivities! Join us…

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Introducing Gary Mapp, Aquatics Director!

Kaiserman JCC | THU, MAY 25, 2023

Dear Friends, I am excited to take a moment to introduce myself. I am Gary Mapp. Over the past seven years I have worked as a lifeguard, head lifeguard and now…

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NEW Adult Pickleball Clinics!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, MAY 19, 2023

Dear Friends, New at the J beginning in June – adult pickleball clinics! We are so excited to announce that we are teaming up with Universal Rackets to bring the…

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Mini and Junior Maccabi Reflections

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, MAY 12, 2023

Dear Friends, Last Sunday was an amazing day for the Philadelphia Jewish community. While here on the Kaiserman JCC campus thousands of people celebrated Israel 75, over 100 Team Philadelphia…

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JCC SWAG Store – Now Open!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, MAY 05, 2023

Dear Friends, We are thrilled to announce that the Kaiserman JCC Swag Store has officially launched. We now have JCC branded apparel available for sale online – represent the J…

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Adult Wellness Update

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, APR 28, 2023

Dear Friends, This morning we hosted Representative Mary Jo Daly’s Senior Fair where we welcomed over one hundred older adults to walk through 35 vendors offering services and programming in…

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Diller Teen Fellows from Herzliya

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, APR 14, 2023

Dear Friends, Two weeks ago, our Philly Diller Teen Fellows met and hosted their partnership group from Herzliya. The week was filled with energy, learning and making new friends. Our…

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JAFI Shlichim Training

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, APR 07, 2023

Dear Friends, I was equal parts nervous and excited when I found out that I would have the opportunity to travel to Israel for the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI)…

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BIG NEWS: Gems is moving to the J!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, MAR 31, 2023

Dear Friends, I am incredibly excited to announce an amazing new partnership at the JCC. Pending regulatory approval, the Kaiserman JCC will be the new home of Golden Slipper Gems this spring. Gems…

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Get ready to SPLASH!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, MAR 24, 2023

Dear Friends, The sunny days of summer are just around the corner! We put a lot of effort in to creating an improved aquatics experience for our members. In February, we met…

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Shalom Summer, a Concert Honoring Ron and Rachelle Kaiserman

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, MAR 17, 2023

Dear Friends, This past fall we kicked off our 50th year anniversary celebrations with a vibrant, fall festival celebrating the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. We welcomed to our campus over…

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Spring After School Enrichment Classes!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, MAR 10, 2023

Dear Friends, When I wrote an opening for the Eblast this past August, I called what we were planning with the Youth and Family Department a New Direction in Youth…

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New Baseball Fields!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, MAR 03, 2023

Dear Friends, Amidst our 50th year anniversary celebrations, the Kaiserman JCC’s Board of Directors recently approved a visionary strategic plan for the future. This was intentional. As we commemorate our…

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Purim Fest ’23!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, FEB 24, 2023

Dear Friends, This week, we had a taste of early spring, and it reminded me that the Jewish month of Adar is here. That means Purim is coming, and I…

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Kaiserman JCC | FRI, FEB 17, 2023

Dear Friends, Hello again from Camp Kef Director, Jordan, to talk about summer camp! You’re probably thinking, “This guy is crazy, it’s February, why is he talking about camp!” To…

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Philadelphia JCC Maccabi Games® Hall of Fame

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, FEB 10, 2023

Dear Friends, The Philadelphia JCC Maccabi Games® Hall of Fame was created in 2022 to celebrate our proud tradition – coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Kaiserman JCC, which…

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All You Need is LOVE for the Philly J

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, FEB 03, 2023

Dear Friends, Everyone is invited to come together for a special afternoon of Beatles music and merriment Sunday, February 26, from 4 to 6 pm here at the J! All…

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A Story of Diller Teen Fellow Connections

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JAN 27, 2023

Dear Friends, Below you will find an amazing story from Ellie Aronstam, current Philadelphia Diller Teen Fellow, about an encounter with Israeli Diller Fellows during her most recent family trip…

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jBabies & jToddlers

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JAN 20, 2023

Dear Friends, I am really excited to introduce myself to you. My name is Rebecca Silvey and I am excited to be the new program coordinator for jBabies + jToddlers. jBabies + jToddlers new unique,…

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MLK Day at the J

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JAN 13, 2023

Dear Friends, “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to…

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Camp Kef: The Adventure of a Lifetime!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JAN 06, 2023

Dear Friends, Can you believe that it’s January already? A new year, full of new opportunities and new chances to try new things. Something that we here at Camp Kef…

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Happy New Year! Reflections on an amazing 2022, and looking forward to 2023!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, DEC 30, 2022

Dear Friends, In my first year and a half working here as CEO I’ve had countless conversations with stakeholders, and sometimes strangers, who speak about their connection with the Kaiserman…

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Happy Hanukkah from your friends at the J!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, DEC 23, 2022

Dear Friends, With the end of Hanukkah approaching, and winter break beginning for our preschool, we are taking some time to reflect on our magical holiday celebrations. Last week we…

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L’Chaim! Highlights and a BIG thank you!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, DEC 16, 2022

Dear Friends, Yesterday our community came together to celebrate 50 years of impact at the Kaiserman JCC. The memorable annual meeting presented an inspiring opportunity to raise a toast — “L’Chaim!”…

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A special visit from Mari Beza, Penn Hillel Israel Fellow

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, DEC 09, 2022

Dear Friends, Our Kindergarten classes had an incredibly special visit this week from Mari Beza, Penn Hillel Israel Fellow. Mari was born in a small village in Ethiopia. She emigrated with…

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