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Fall Family Farm Outing

Fall Family Farm Outing 

September 25, 2011

1:00pm

Wightman's Farm, 1111 Mount Kemble, Morristown

 

Everyone Invited!

Spend the day at the farm with your friends from PJ Library, JCC MetroWest and the Morris County Connection. Enjoy fall holiday-related crafts, stories, apple picking, apple and honey tastings and more.
$12 per family includes a family membership to the farm, coupons, hayride and a giant hay maze. Click here to register.  Click here to download a copy of the flyer. 

Our Program Partners

 

High Holiday Service Schedules

Holiday Information and Resources

Read here for the Rosh Hashanah basics.

Great resource guide for interfaith families celebrating the High Holidays.

Collection of articles about the Jewish New Year, including children's activities for children.

Crafts for kids.

More crafts for kids.

Apple and Honey coloring page.

Article about teaching a 2 year old to say, "I'm Sorry."

MetroPass: Free High Holiday Tickets.

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Camp Gadol

Camp Gadol (4s, 5s)

Gadol (4s, 5s) offers “the big kids on campus” a world of activity.

Daily instructional swim, sports specialties (t-ball, soccer, tennis, basketball, and more), karate, yoga, drama—all with experienced camp staff on the grounds and in the comfort of the Cooperman JCC building.  Shabbat, lunch, special events, and theme weeks too.

For more information, contact us at 973-530-3479(smartin@jccmetrowest.org).

Come Spend the Summer with Us!

 


Summertime Xtras

Before/After Camp Care

Our before & after camp care is designed to meet the needs of families who need a more flexible schedule.
Find Out More →

Post-Camp Programs

Weeks 9 & 10
Don’t Let the Summer End So Soon! JCC MetroWest 2 post-camp summer fun options!
Find Out More →


Our Staff

Our staff is highly qualified staff and supported by the expertise of the JCC's full-time camp, sports and recreation, and aquatics staff. We hand-pick our general staff and specialists are based on their experience, skills and love of children.

Our Facilities

Our Early Childhood Camps are located in our welcoming community center:

Cooperman JCC
760 Northfield Avenue
West Orange, NJ.

• Indoor Heated Pools
• Dance Studios
• Full-sized Gymnasiums
• Indoor and Outdoor Playgrounds
• Soccer Fields
• Art Studios


School Year Fun

Kindergarten

Be a Part of Our School
Find Out More →

Kids Club

The Place to Be Afterschool
Find Out More →

Vacation Programs

When School is Out – the JCC is In!
Find Out More →

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Enrichment Classes

After-School Enrichment Classes

For more information, contact the Kids Club Hotline, CJ, 973-530-3490,

 

 

Basketball for Kids and Teens

BASKETBALL PRACTICE IS CANCELLED FOR TONIGHT DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER!

 

 

Play Hoops at the JCC

Basketball Leagues from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

See what we have for you!

For more information on all Basketball Leagues please contact Emily Einhorn, 973-530-3496 or eeinhorn@jccmetrowest.org

JCC/Sports Universe Slam Dunk League

Grades K-4

Click Here for 2012-2013 Season Team Photos and League Wrap-Up Information. 

Grades K - 4

For the second year in a row, JCC MetroWest and Sports Universe have teamed up for an instructional, fun and competitive basketball league for boys and girls in grades K-4.  The competitive league is comprised of a 12 week season.  The program will begin with a two week clinic, run by our staff.  Player's skills will be evaluated and improved.  Upon the completion of the clinics, players will be divided into balanced teams and coaches will be assigned. 

The Slam Dunk League will involve seven games.  Games played on Sunday and weekly team practices held by coaches and monitored by staff.  There will be a round robin playoff with all teams qualifying for the final two weeks, crowning a champion.  T-Shirts and certificates for all participants.  Medals for runners up and trophies for champions. 

All children will improve their skills, receive equal playing time, and enjoy the competition of our league. 

$184 JCC Members/$226 Guests

For more information on all basketball programs please contact Emily Einhorn  at 973 530 3496 or eeinhorn@jccmetrowest.org

To register:

Click here for the Basketball League Registration Form.

Join us for our Open Houses to meet the staff, learn about the league and participate in some fun games and contests.  There is no fee for this program.

Sunday, November 24 from 6:00-6:45pm

Wednesday, December 4 from 6:15-7:00pm

Program Dates as follow for Grades 1-4:

Grades 1-2

Sunday, December 8-Sunday, March 23 from 3:00-4:00pm

Grades 3-4

Sunday, December 8-Sunday, March 23 from 5:00-6:00pm

Sunday, December 8: Scrimmages

Sunday, December 15: Scrimmages

Sunday, December 22: No Program

Sunday, December 29: No Program

Sunday, January 5: Exhibition Game

Sunday, January 12: Game

Sunday, January 19: No Program--MLK Weekend

Sunday, January 26: Game

Sunday, February 2: Time Change--Grades 1-2 from 1-2pm; Grades 3-4 from 3-4pm

Sunday, February 9: Game

Sunday, February 16: No Program--Presidents' Weekend

Sunday, February 23: Game

Sunday, March 2: Game

Sunday, March 9: Game

Sunday, March 16: Playoffs

Sunday, March 23: Championships

 

Program Dates as follow for Kindergarten:

Sunday, December 8-Sunday, March 30 from 2:00-3:00pm

Sunday, December 8: Scrimmages

Sunday, December 15: Scrimmages

Sunday, December 22: No Program

Sunday, December 29: No Program

Sunday, January 5: Exhibition Game

Sunday, January 12: Game

Sunday, January 19: No Program--MLK Weekend

Sunday, January 26: Game

Sunday, February 2: No Program--Superbowl Sunday

Sunday, February 9: Game

Sunday, February 16: No Program--Presidents' Weekend

Sunday, February 23: Game

Sunday, March 2: Game

Sunday, March 9: Game

Sunday, March 16: Game

Sunday, March 23: Game

Sunday, March 30: Game

JCC Travel  Basketball Leagues

Grades 5-12

To download the registration form, please click here

HOOP HEAVEN FALL BASKETBALL LEAGUES

The JCC will enter teams into Hoop Heaven's Fall Basketball League based on interest. Games will begin in September and run through mid-November. Games will be played once a week at Hoop Heaven in Whippany and other nearby locations. Practices will be held 1-2 times a week at the JCC in West Orange.

Separate teams for boys and girls are formed as follows:

Grades 5&6

Grades 7&8

Grades 9&10

Grades 11&12

Hoop Heaven has a variety of league levels from recreation through competitive and each team will be placed according to their ability.

Fee includes: 8 regular season games and playoffs, practices, high school certified referees, scorekeepers and team uniform.

Member $284    Guest $336

HOOP HEAVEN WINTER BASKETBALL LEAGUES

The JCC Travel League is committed to en­hancing ties between the JCC and surround­ing communities. We will play other Essex and Morris County teams on Saturday nights after Shabbat and Sundays at Hoop Heaven in Whippany and other nearby locations. Practices will be held one night during the week at the Cooperman JCC in West Orange. All levels of play are welcome and teams will be entered into the appropriate age divisions. We are going for the champion­ship! Separate division for boys and girls.

Member $284    Guest $336

Tryouts:

Tuesday, October 15

Girls Grades 5-12: 6:30-7:30pm
Boys Grades 5-8: 7:30-8:30pm
Boys Grades 9-12: 8:30-9:30pm

Sunday, October 20

Girls Grades 5-12: 2:00-3:00pm
Boys Grades 5-8: 3:00-4:00pm
Boys Grades 9-12: 4:00-5:00pm

Wednesday, October 23

Girls Grades 5-12: 6:30-7:30pm
Boys Grades 5-8: 7:30-8:30pm
Boys Grades 9-12: 8:30-9:30pm

Includes

  • Weekly practices
  • 8 Games and Playoffs
  • High School Certified Referees and Scorekeepers
  • Team Uniform

 

Coaches Needed

Teens, interested in coaching basketball?
Must enjoy working with children, knowledge of basketball, reliability and appropriateness as a role model. There will be a orientation in December.

Volunteers are needed as coaches, referees and scorekeepers.

Community Services hours available.

 

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Club JCC Junior

The Special Needs Services Department offers weekday and weekend recreation prorgams for children with special needs.  Our unique programs allow our participants to access the same recreational activities as their peers by providing them with the support and accomodations they need to be successful.  While the programs are specifically for children with disabilities, our participants are simultaneously able to be included in the community as they utilize the JCC facilities and interact with other JCC members.

All new participants need to schedule an intake interview before registering.  To schedule an intake interview, or for additional information about our programs, please contact:

Rebecca Gallanter, Director of Special Needs Services at 973-530-3478 or rgallanter@jccmetrowest.org

or

Chrystal Henion, Assistant Director of Special Needs Services at 973-530-3507 or chenion@jccmetrowest.org

Please contact 973-530-3998 for additional information or to register for a program. 

Club JCC Junior Sunday

Ages 5-18
Sunday afternoons from 12:30pm-3:00pm

Sunday social recreation program including arts & crafts, structured games, music therapy, Jewish education, and swim.  Supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs.  Snack and beverage included. 

Fall 2013: 10/6, 10/20, 11/17, 12/8, 12/15, 1/5, 1/26

Winter/Spring 2014: 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/23, 4/6, 4/27, 5/4
7 Sundays: $280 JCC Member/ $315 Guest

Optional supervised bus transportation for AM Friendship Circle program on coordinating program dates:
Fall 2013: $50 JCC Member/$55 Guest
Winter/Spring 2014: $50 JCC Member/$55 Guest
 

Get Creative with Club JCC for Kids!


Ages 7-14
Monday evenings from 5:30pm-7:00pm

Get the creative juices flowing with Club JCC partnering with ARTS UNBOUND! Artists from ARTS UNBOUND will provide a sampling of the different creative avenues available to our participants.  Ceramics, painting, creative construction projects, drawing, print making, and more. Get a little messy while having a lot of fun! Program fee includes all materials; all you need to bring is your creativity and imagination.

Fall 2013: 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2
8 Mondays: $320 Members/$360 Guests
 

 

 

Club JCC Sports & Games

Ages 5-12
Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00pm

Wednesday evening sports and recreation program for our school-aged participants! Participants will learn basic skills and rules of popular games such as basketball, soccer, baseball, and tennis. Children will focus on appropriate social behaviors in a recreational setting while improving their gross and fine motor skills. Throughout the sessions participants will also enjoy recreational games such as freeze tag, running bases, and relay races. This program will emphasize following directions and completing multi-step tasks. Staff to participant ratio is approximately 3:1. 

Fall 2013: 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20
8 Wednesdays: $240 member/$280 guest
 

Club JCC Junior Swim & Yoga

Ages 8-12
Thursday afternoons from 4:30pm-6:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of yoga and swimming which is targeted to children diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome and ADD/ADHD.  Children participant in a group recreational swim session after enjoying a yoga class.  Supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs. 
  
Fall 2013: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23
14 Thursdays: $490 JCC Members/ $560 Guests
 

Winter/Spring 2014: 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22
15 Thursdays: $525 JCC Members/ $600 Guests

 

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Our Curriculum

Our Curriculum

Learning From Experience

The difference between just looking and really seeing-that is the JCC MetroWest Early Childhood experience. We believe that learning is everywhere and we weave it into your child's day in a nurturing, safe, and fun-filled environment that will prepare your child for the academic challenges ahead.

Our unique An Ethical Start® values curriculum, which is based on the teachings of Pirkei Avot, the Ethics of our Fathers, helps your child understand the world around him or her. Original books and music and lessons full of practical applications for daily living bring An Ethical Start® alive in the classroom. Jewish history, language, values, and ideas are all integrated into classroom life.

Children learn from experience. At JCC MetroWest, we provide the tools so they can grow and flourish.

A Different Way of Looking at the World

Appearances can be misleading. We want children to understand how important it is not to make judgments about people based on only what they see. Our goal is to open their eyes to a different way of looking at the world.

At JCC MetroWest, we look at your child as an individual who “can do” and we build his or her self-awareness and self-esteem. At the same time, we fuel their love of learning in an enriched environment full of reading, math, language, science, art, and music.

Kids Club

Where will your child be after school?

Kids Club -  your child's after-school neighborhood!

It's a comfortable place for your child to unwind after school and stretch the mind and muscles while waiting to join you at the end of the day. Highly trained staff provides homework support as they get to know your child and respond to his/her individual needs.

All of this in a safe and structured Jewish environment complemented by transportation from area schools, outstanding facilities including heated indoor pool and gym, and year-round continuity of care (summer camp, school vacation programs).

 

 

 

 

Kids Club Contacts

Dianne Lucas (973)-530-3993, dlucas@jccmetrowest.org    

Kids Club Hotline  (973)-530-3490

 

 

 

Sundown on Skates

Sundown On Skates: A special saturday evening at the Roller Rink

January 7, 2012

6:00-7:30pm

Florham Park Roller Rink, Ridgedale Ave, Florham Park

$5 per person

Havdalah is the separation of Shabbat from the rest of the week. Like standing on skates, Havdalah helps us find balance between Shabbat and the rest of the week. Find your balance with the Morris County Connection and the Young Leadership Division of United Jewish Communities of MetroWest.

Click here to register.

Our Partners

 

 

 

 

Links We Like and Useful Information

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  • www.jfedmw.org

  • www.westorange.org
  • www.sbhcs.com
    Adler Aphasia Center
  • Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC

    Ross Family Campus

    760 Northfield Avenue

    West Orange

    973-530-3400