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This Week at The J

This week at the J

The Kaiserman JCC Blog

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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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,…

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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.…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Meet Taylor, Kaiserman JCC Aquatics Director!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, APR 08, 2022

Dear Friends, My name is Taylor Deniken and I am excited to introduce myself as the new Aquatics Director at the Kaiserman JCC! I have close to a decade’s worth…

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What else might we be capable of? Alan’s Time at Mifgash

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, APR 01, 2022

Dear Friends, This week I had the pleasure of spending time with almost 100 different JCC leaders from around the globe at a convening in Houston, TX, called, “Mifgash,” a…

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What is the obligation of a JCC to engage with global affairs?

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, MAR 25, 2022

Dear Friends, What is the obligation of a JCC to engage with global affairs? The question is often asked in the context of flashpoints like the war in Ukraine, or…

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Big news on the JCC Maccabi Games® front!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, MAR 18, 2022

Dear Friends, Big news on the JCC Maccabi Games® front! First, for those who have not heard, the JCC Maccabi Games are back this summer, for the first time since the pandemic began!…

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Purim at the J

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, MAR 11, 2022

Dear Friends, Each morning this week as I woke up, the sun has been shining and the birds are chirping. It reminds me that spring will soon be here, and…

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Pardon Our Dust!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, MAR 11, 2022

Pardon Our Dust! As an exciting core element of our strategic plan for the future, the JCC is investing and updating our facilities! That campaign began this week, and will continue for the next…

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Read Across America

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, MAR 04, 2022

Dear Friends, This week we celebrated Read Across America Day on Wednesday. From the Robert J. Wilf Preschool and Kindergarten, to our Kidstime After School Enrichment program, children spent the…

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K’ilu Kits

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, FEB 25, 2022

Dear Friends, It has been said the Jewish month of Adar brings joy. Undoubtedly, this Adar has brought hope. As COVID cases drop, as weather warms, we at the JCC…

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Diller Teen Fellows

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, FEB 18, 2022

We are so excited to share a message from Darren Rabinowitz, Philadelphia Diller Teen Fellow Program Coordinator, below! Our JCC has recently partnered with the Diller Teen Fellows program, an incredible experiential…

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Libraries at the J!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, FEB 11, 2022

Dear Friends, Jews are said to be “the people of the book.” From sacred, ancient text, through dynamic, modern stories, it’s true that the experience of the Jewish people is…

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Creative Movement at the J!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, FEB 04, 2022

Dear Friends, Many of us have been struck recently by the fact that it’s been two years of pandemic existence. I thought about that myself recently when we launched a…

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New Accessible Icons!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JAN 28, 2022

Dear Friends, This week we were proud to partner with Perelman Jewish Day School in adopting – and ceremonially painting – the New Accessible Icon to mark designated parking spaces for…

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Red Cross Blood Drives at the J

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JAN 21, 2022

Dear Friends, Thank you to all who took the time to attend our blood drive this past Sunday. We continue to be impressed by our community’s generosity, selflessness and dedication…

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