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This week at the J

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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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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…

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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…

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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:…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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),…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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