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This week at the J

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Day at the J: The Passover Way

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, MAR 29, 2024

Dear Friends, With Purim festivities behind us and Passover approaching, we’re gearing up for an incredible day at the J filled with meaningful activities and joyful celebrations. Join us on…

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Rock Steady Boxing at the Kaiserman JCC!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, MAR 22, 2024

Dear Friends, In honor of Parkinson’s Awareness Month this April, we’re thrilled to unveil an exciting new program at the Kaiserman JCC. Teaming up with Dynamic NeuroFit, we’re introducing Rock Steady…

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Purim at the JCC!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, MAR 08, 2024

Dear Friends, This weekend we celebrate the beginning of the month of Adar II and as we approach the joyous festival of Purim, we can’t help but reflect on the…

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Gems Federation Housing Programming

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, MAR 01, 2024

Dear Friends, Gems has recently relaunched a program to bring engaging social and cultural activities to residents in Federation Housing. Federation Housing provides much-needed affordable housing communities and services that empower…

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Our Diller Teen Fellows will be hosting teens from Herzliya in April!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, FEB 23, 2024

Dear Friends, Within the Diller Teen Fellows program framework, a key element is an annual hosting of teen fellows from Herzliya, Israel, the location of our sister-partnership. This year, numerous…

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Camp Kef Specialty Camps

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, FEB 16, 2024

Dear Friends, In our continuous efforts to enhance the diversity and richness of our Camp Kef offerings, we are introducing two brand-new specialty camp programs this summer that will run…

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Vote for the Kaiserman JCC in the Main Line today best of the Main Line Awards!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, FEB 09, 2024

Dear Friends, The Kaiserman JCC is thrilled to announce our nomination for the Main Line Today Best of the Main Line awards in three categories. Your support means the world…

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In Loving Memory of Byron Fersner, “Mr. B”

Kaiserman JCC | MON, FEB 05, 2024

Dear Friends, It is with a very heavy heart that we share the sad news that Byron Fersner, “Mr. B”, beloved member of the JCC staff family, has passed away. In Jewish tradition it is…

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We are so excited to welcome Sunrise Day Camp – Greater Philadelphia to our campus!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, FEB 02, 2024

Dear Friends, The recent prediction from Punxsutawney Phil, who did not see his shadow, hints at an early end to winter and has us eagerly looking forward to the sunny…

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Celebrate Tu B’Shvat at the JCC!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JAN 26, 2024

Dear Friends, This past fall, I strolled along the Wissahickon trail, marveling at the changing colors of the leaves. With every step, the crunch of leaves beneath our feet echoed.…

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Diller Teen Fellow Philadelphia Update

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JAN 19, 2024

Dear Friends, This past Sunday Philadelphia’s Diller Teen Fellows took a deep dive into learning about Leadership. For some, leadership is a vague and amorphous concept that is widely used…

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Reflections from a trip to Israel – Approaching 100 Days since October 7

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JAN 12, 2024

Dear Friends, The images circulating of Israel during the war here are dark, and being so far away, it is hard to see that there is any light. But Israel,…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, JAN 05, 2024

Dear Friends, As we embark on the journey of a new year, January calls us to reflect and set resolutions. It is also a time to contemplate service to others,…

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Happy New Year from the Kaiserman JCC

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, DEC 29, 2023

Dear Friends, As we usher in a new year, I find myself reflecting on the incredible journey we’ve embarked on together at the Kaiserman JCC. We’ve witnessed remarkable growth, resilience,…

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JCC Maccabi Games Team Philadelphia Tryouts are NOW OPEN!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, DEC 22, 2023

Dear Friends, With 2024 just around the corner, it feels like a great time to announce that registration for tryouts for the JCC Maccabi Games have officially OPENED! For those…

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Camp Kef is ACA-Accredited®!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, DEC 15, 2023

Dear Friends, It is with immense pride that I share that Camp Kef was recently notified that we have earned the prestigious ACA-Accredited® Camp status from the American Camp Association…

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How many candles do we light each night? 

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, DEC 08, 2023

Dear Friends, How many candles do we light each night?  Our sources respond to this question with a debate between two schools of thoughts: The House of Shamai and the…

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Hanukkah!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, DEC 01, 2023

Dear Friends, December is here, and as the days grow shorter, the excitement for Hanukkah is building at the JCC. We invite you to shine a light on the season…

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Meet Katie Hausman, our new Senior Director of Summer Programs!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, NOV 24, 2023

Dear Friends, We are delighted to introduce Katie Hausman, the newest member of our JCC family. Katie joins us with immense enthusiasm, she brings a wealth of experience and a…

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Our first “Day at the J” Program – Sunday, November 12!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, NOV 10, 2023

Dear Friends, We are so excited to present an incredible lineup of activities for our first Day at the J, happening this Sunday, November 12. We have planned a diverse range…

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The Kaiserman JCC Stands with Israel

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, NOV 03, 2023

Dear Friends, As we navigate these challenging times, we want to take a moment to reflect on the various programs and initiatives we have undertaken to show our unwavering support…

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Meet Emma Fischer, our Rabbinic Intern!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, OCT 27, 2023

Hello everyone! I am so excited to introduce myself to the JCC community. My name is Emma Fischer, I am a second-year student at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and I…

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L’chaim: A toast to another incredible year at the Kaiserman JCC

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, OCT 20, 2023

Dear Friends, As we approach the year’s end, we invite you to celebrate our shared journey at L’chaim: A toast to another incredible year the J. Save the Date: Thursday,…

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Community Member Reflections

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, OCT 13, 2023

Dear Friends In this week’s newsletter, we feature two heartfelt messages from our community members, Reut Baror, Kaiserman JCC Vice President, and Lihi Moskow, Robert J. Wilf Preschool and Kindergarten…

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A “Best Of” THANK YOU!

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, OCT 06, 2023

Dear Friends I am so excited to share that our JCC has been honored in the 2023 Best of Jewish Philly Awards by the Jewish Exponent! Your unwavering support and…

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Second Annual Community Fall Fest

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, SEP 29, 2023

Dear Friends Over the past several weeks we have been hard at work finalizing the plans and gearing up for our Community Fall Festival, which is back for its second…

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Meet Diller Teen Fellow, Meredith Seidman

Kaiserman JCC | FRI, SEP 22, 2023

Dear Friends, I am thrilled to introduce Meredith Seidman, one of this past year’s remarkable participants of the Philadelphia’s Diller Teen Fellows program. Meredith’s journey through Diller and her dedication…

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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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