homepage programs

This Week at The J

This week at the J

The Kaiserman JCC Blog

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…

read more

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,…

read more

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…

read more

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…

read more

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…

read more

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…

read more

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!”…

read more

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…

read more

Stay warm at the J this Winter!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, DEC 02, 2022

Dear Friends, It’s cold outside, but warm at the J! We love the winter time but the chilly, short days make it harder to run around and play. We are exploring…

read more

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, NOV 25, 2022

Dear Friends, How did you kick off your Thanksgiving holiday? Cooking? Shopping? Hopefully with friends, family, and loved ones. At the Kaiserman JCC we chose to open the building Thursday…

read more

Kicking off our fundraising!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, NOV 18, 2022

Dear Friends, Last week in this forum we announced several exciting initiatives in celebration of the Kaiserman JCC’s 50th Anniversary, including L’chaim — a Toast to the Kaiserman J’s 50th:…

read more

50th to The Future!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, NOV 11, 2022

Dear Friends, So many exciting things are happening at the Kaiserman JCC amidst our 50th anniversary year, it’s sometimes difficult to keep up. Thankfully, we’ve got a solution – our annual…

read more

November Volunteer Opportunities

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, NOV 04, 2022

Dear Friends, For many in our community the subject of gratitude comes up each November, which reminds me of the Jewish concept of tikkun olam. In English, this translates to…

read more

Hoop House Hoopla – New Hoop House on our campus!

Kaiserman JCC | WED, OCT 26, 2022

Dear Friends, Many of us recently celebrated the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. A “harvest festival,” the occasion harkens back to an agrarian moment in the history of the Jewish people,…

read more

The 6th cohort of the Diller Teen Fellows, and reflections from an alumni!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, OCT 14, 2022

Dear Friends, On Sunday, September 18th, the 6th cohort of the Diller Teen Fellows gathered for the first time. The Kaiserman JCC hosted twenty new Diller Fellows from across the…

read more

Fall Festival Mitzvah Opportunities!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, OCT 07, 2022

Dear Friends, For over 50 years now, the Kaiserman JCC has been a place for our community to come together to experience the vibrancy of Jewish culture. Amidst our fall haggim (holidays),…

read more

JBabies & JToddlers

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, SEP 30, 2022

Dear Friends, Shanah Tova! We hope you all had a sweet start to your new year. And with the new year, brings new great things happening at the JCC. One of our…

read more

Shana Tova! We are celebrating with new hires and new programs!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, SEP 23, 2022

Dear Friends, Shana Tova! Here at the Kaiserman JCC we are wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year. With the holiday of Rosh Hashanah marking the turning of…

read more

Kobe: As We Knew Him

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, SEP 16, 2022

Dear Friends, We are excited to be sharing a great event coming to the Kaiserman JCC this November. As part of our 50th Anniversary celebration, we will be celebrating the life…

read more

Fall Fest at the J on October 16!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, SEP 09, 2022

Dear Friends, For more than 50 years, the Kaiserman JCC has fostered a vibrant, inclusive, and supportive community. With award-winning pre-school and camp programs, arguably no other institution has influenced…

read more

A BIG thank you and a special Shabbat message!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, SEP 02, 2022

Dear Friends, First, we want to extend a BIG thank you to everyone who helped us complete our Best Summer Ever Fundraiser goal, from all of us at the Kaiserman…

read more

Updates from J on the way!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, AUG 26, 2022

Dear Friends, At the Kaiserman JCC, we are in the community building business. The work (fun!) happens across our summer programs, school-year initiatives, and every age and stage. But generally,…

read more

A New Vision for After-School Enrichment Classes

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, AUG 12, 2022

Dear Friends, If the last few years have taught us anything, it is that we learned just how quickly we can adjust on the fly to meet the needs of…

read more

JCC Maccabi Games 2022

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, AUG 05, 2022

Dear Friends, Wow! Wow! All I can think to start this email with is amazement. This past week has been an inspiring experience to share with all of our JCC…

read more

Diller Teen Fellow Israel Trip Reflections

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JUL 29, 2022

Dear Friends, Our Diller Teen Fellows have arrived back from their Summer trip to Israel! If you have not seen it yet, check out their blog from their trip here! We wanted to…

read more

Staying Cool in the Summer Sun!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JUL 22, 2022

Dear Friends, Hot enough for you? This weekend we are introducing another great way to enjoy our newly renovated pools for adults – Aqua Zumba, and Aqua Party! Two pop-up,…

read more

Best Summer Ever 2022

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JUL 15, 2022

Dear Friends, Can you believe we are halfway into July? We hope you have been enjoying every minute of your summer. But is it the “Best Summer Ever?” For many…

read more

Camp Kef Values in Action!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JUL 08, 2022

Dear Friends, Two weeks of Camp Kef! What a remarkable beginning to summer. Oftentimes, summer camp is celebrated for the tremendous programming that children can experience at institutions like the…

read more

Diller Teen Fellows Head to Israel!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JUL 01, 2022

Dear Friends, Below is a message from current Diller Teen Fellow, Leah Brouda. She wanted to share a message about how she is feeling about her upcoming Diller Israel Trip…

read more

Summer is HERE at the J!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JUN 24, 2022

Dear Friends, Happy summer, everyone! In addition to camp, swimming, and outdoor sports, the JCC is embracing one of my favorite seasonal traditions next month: The outdoor movie! Presented in…

read more

Celebrating Achievements at the J

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JUN 17, 2022

Dear Friends, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Miss Tammy asked her class, one by one, when they received their diploma at their 4 Year Old…

read more

Inaugural Philadelphia JCC Maccabi Hall of Fame Ceremony

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JUN 10, 2022

Dear Friends, Next week the Kaiserman JCC will induct our inaugural class to the Philadelphia JCC Maccabi Hall of Fame. We are so proud to welcome not only Marc Zumoff,…

read more

Hadar Goldin: The Final Peace Exhibition

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JUN 03, 2022

Dear Friends, In 2014, Israeli artist Hadar Goldin had just become engaged to be married. He was a commander, completing his army service with the Israeli Defense Force. One evening,…

read more

Tikkun O’lam

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, MAY 27, 2022

Dear Friends, This was another week in which we held our children close. Memorial Day has many meanings, but in the context of the academic calendar it stipulates celebration. Achievement.…

read more

Pool Opening Update

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, MAY 20, 2022

Dear Friends, Summer is almost here. With it, the JCC is thrilled to be offering the community “endless” days of sports, swimming, spirit, and much more, spread across Camp Kef,…

read more

Teacher Appreciation Week

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, MAY 13, 2022

Dear Friends, Last week was teacher appreciation week here at the Kaiserman JCC and Robert J. Wilf Preschool and Kindergarten, as well as at schools nationwide. As the son of…

read more

Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzma’ut

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, MAY 06, 2022

Dear Friends, This week people around the world celebrated Yom HaZikaron, or Israeli Memorial Day, and Yom HaAtzma’ut, or Israel Independence day. In honor of both occasions, and in the spirit of…

read more

Yom HaShoah

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, APR 29, 2022

Dear Friends, This week people around the world celebrated Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Rembrance Day. The JCC was proud to have Gavriela Kalish-Schur represent our institution, as well as our Diller…

read more

Maccabi Hall of Fame Ceremony & Fundraiser

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, APR 22, 2022

Dear Friends, We are so excited to be inducting the inaugural class of the team Philadelphia Maccabi Hall of Fame. With a storied history of over thirty years, so many…

read more

Chag Sameach!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, APR 15, 2022

Dear Friends, Chag Sameach! We wish everyone a happy holiday weekend! Passover begins tonight and I am excited. (Well, maybe not about the cleaning we’ve been doing all week.) Passover…

read more