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Parent & Child
Play. Learn. Explore
JCC MetroWest Summer Camps
2 Years–Grade 12
JCC MetroWest Camps are the place to play, explore, meet new friends, and learn life skills.
- Creative and Nurturing
- Full-Time Professionals
- Safe, Comfortable, and Caring Environment
- Before and After Camp Care Available
- Weekly Themes
- Fun and Games
Have your child experience a summer of fun and walk away with a lifetime of memories.
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Come Spend the Summer with Us!
Before/After Camp Care
Our before & after camp care is designed to meet the needs of families who need a more flexible schedule.
Weeks 9 & 10
Don’t Let the Summer End So Soon! JCC MetroWest 2 post-camp summer fun options!
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NJ "Y" Camps
Exceptional Jewish Sleep-Away Camps
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Living Bridges with Israel
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Early Childhood Camps
Your Child’s First Real Camp Experience
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Camp Deeny Riback
A Summer of Fun – A Lifetime of Memories
Ages 3-1/2- Grade 10
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Explore a New World Every Day!
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Triple Threat Theater Camp
Acting, Dance, Song – All Summer Long!
Grades K-3 & 4-10
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Club JCC Special Needs Programs
Enhancing the Lives of Children, Teens, and Adults with Special Needs
Grades PreK- Age 21
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School Year Fun
The Place to Be Afterschool
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When School is Out – the JCC is In!
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Who We Are
Learning is everywhere and we weave it into your child’s day in a nurturing, friendly, and safe environment that will prepare your child for the academic challenges ahead. We build self-awareness and self-esteem through a special ethics and values curriculum in an enriched environment full of language, reading, math, science, art, music, and fun.
Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC, Ross Family Campus
760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange
Come visit us today!
For more information, contact Michael Reisman, Director at 973-530-3479 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC, Ross Family Campus
• Full sized gym
• Two indoor heated pools
• Three outdoor playgrounds
• Large indoor play space
• Art facilities
• Theater performances
• Enrichment classes
Our Sharon & Stephen Seiden Early Childhood Center
• Bright and airy classrooms
• Library and teacher resource area
• Full Kitchen
• Dedicated, covered drop-off and pick-up area
Our Early Childhood staff are a group of caring, experienced educators committed to your child’s growth in our program. We believe in on-going training, maintain the highest standards in Early Childhood education and strive to provide the best program in an exciting, creative atmosphere. Plus, the JCC MetroWest swim and gym professionals guide our aquatics and physical education activities in the full-sized gym and indoor heated pools.
Part-time & full-time options 2-4 years
• Professional Certified Staff
• Hands-on Emergent Learning
• Sports & Fitness Instruction
• Swimming Instruction (3s, 4s, & Kindergarten)
• Judaic programming
• Indoor/Outdoor Play
• Computer Skills
• Social Responsibility
Full Day Kindergarten
Child must turn 5 by Dec 31.
Extended Hours Available
Contact us at
to schedule a swim evaluation
We proudly offer
- Professional instructors trained through the American Red Cross.
- Learning made fun in a secure environment.
- A balanced program that teaches swimming skills and how to be safe in the water.
- A comprehensive swimming and water safety program for everyone in the family-from infancy to adulthood.
- 25 yard Helen Messing Memorial Pool (graduated depth 3.5 ft. to 9 ft.)
- 25 yard Ken Heyman Memorial Pool (4 ft. depth)
We want to hear what you think!
Give us feedback on classes, programs, special events, customer service, or anything else that matters to you.
Contact us at email@example.com.
REGISTRATION FOR WINTER/SPRING SESSION BEGINS DECEMBER 10! - REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID BEING CLOSED OUT! REGISTRATION ONGOING FOR ADULT DAY PROGRAM!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! CLUB JCC HOLIDAY CLOSINGS: ADULT DAY PROGRAM NOT IN SESSION MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 25 AND WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1. EVENING PROGRAMS NOT IN SESSION MONDAY, DECEMBER 23 THROUGH WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1.
ADULT DAY PROGRAM IN SESSION MONDAY, DECEMBER 30 AND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31.
NEXT ADULT SUNDAY, Sunday, December 8, 2013. Ages 18 + . Preregistration required. Dropoff for lunch at Smashburger, 366 Route 10, East Hanover 1:00 pm followed by Michaels Art Studio, 410 Route 10, East Hanover. Pickup at Michaels 4:00 pm SHARP. Fee includes lunch/admissions. Additional spending money optional/on your own. Intake interview required for new participants.
NEXT TEEN SUNDAY, Sunday, December 8, 2013. Ages 13-18. Preregistration required. Lunch / Bowling at Hanover Lanes, 119 Route 10, East Hanover. Dropoff 1:00 pm, pickup 4:00 pm SHARP. Fee includes lunch/admissions. Additional spending money optional/on your own. Intake interview required for new participants.
NEXT JUNIOR SUNDAY , Sunday, December 8. 12:30-3:00 pm. Preregistration required. Crafts, Music, Jewish Culture, Recreational Swim. Ages 5-18. Intake interview required for new participants.
NEXT ADULT SUNDAY DANCE, Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Cooperman JCC. Ages 18 and over. Hanukkah Party!. 6:00-8:00 pm. Includes pizza, snacks, Live DJ, games. Admission $14 per person at door.
NEXT TEEN / ADULT SATURDAY NIGHT, Saturday, December 14, 2013. Oliver! at Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn. Dropoff 6:30 pm, pickup 9:30 pm at Cooperman JCC. Transportation, admissions, staffing included. Preregistration is required. Intake interview required for new participants.
Join our e-mail list to receive the latest updates on new programs and to receive our new 2013-14 Club JCC Newsletter. Something new is always happening here at Club JCC!
Club JCC Adult Day Program (ages 21+) is in operation FIVE days per week! The JCC is an approved Real Life Choices/Self-Determination provider through the NJ Developmental Disabilities Division (DDD) / Easter Seals NJ.
Please visit our Club JCC Webpage for our latest newsletter: http://jccmetrowest.org/clubjccnewsletter
Please call 973-530-3478 to register or arrange for an intake interview.
IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, CONTACT 973-530-3998 for information on closings or cancellations.
ONGOING REGISTRATION FOR ALL PROGRAMS, SPACE PERMITTING. CONTACT US TODAY FOR AN INTAKE APPOINTMENT!
Morris County Connection
The Morris County Connection's mission is building a more cohesive and engaged Jewish community by raising people's awareness of the services available to them in Morris County. The Connection seeks to embrace and cultivate relationships with a broad range of individuals with diverse affiliations, including none at all, and connect them to the Jewish community.
By facilitating collaboration between existing Jewish institutions and programs, the Connection's community-building work will produce communal synergy beneficial to both the constituent organizations and the individuals being served.
Morris County Contacts
Morris County Outreach Coordinator
Morris County Program Administrator
The Morris County Connection is a collaboration between JCC MetroWest, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest and Synagogues throughout Morris County, and is supported by United Jewish Communities of MetroWest.
United Jewish Communities of MetroWest NJ
Jewish Family Service of MetroWest
JCC MetroWest Parent Place
JCC MetroWest Parent Place is all about connecting families. We are an entry way into the JCC family and the Jewish community. We provide parental support through classes, speakers, programs, and celebrations but we are also a place to hang out with friends and meet new friends.
For more information, contact Stephanie Martin at 973-530-3914 (firstname.lastname@example.org@jccmetrowest.org).
Baby and Me: A special class for moms and their new babies
Having a new baby is a wonderful and exciting time in a new mother's life, but it can also be challenging and lonely. Meet other new moms in the same stage of parenthood and share the joys and the challenges, and discover new friendships along the way. Classes meet weekly and will cover all topics from sleep issues and music to literacy and celebrating the holidays.
Classes meet at the Lautenberg Family Center, Aidekman Jewish Community Campus, 901 Route 10, Whippany; 11:00am-11:45am;
Contact Jill Felton to register; email@example.com or 973-929-2926.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011: Welcome
Becoming a parent is one of the most exciting times of life. But, once the initial excitement of a new baby wears off, motherhood can be a lonely place. Join our group and meet other moms in the same stages of parenthood.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
This is your class. You dictate the direction. All topics will be determined by class participants.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Fall Family Farm Outing
September 25, 2011
Wightman's Farm, 1111 Mount Kemble, Morristown
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.
2011 Junior Maccabi Games
JCC MetroWest took a delegation of 59 athletes ages 10-12 to the 2011 Junior Maccabi Games, hosted by the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill, NJ on Sunday, May 22. MetroWest athletes competed in Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, and Tennis against other JCC teams from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware
Coaches: Eric Katz, Jim McCauley, Mark Lim
Players: Joseph Blum, Zachary Freeman, Spencer Frey, Daniel Greiss, Jonathan Holland, Josh Katz, Harrison Kern, Benjamin Lim, Max McCauley, Elais Neibart, Daniel Stern
The MetroWest Jr. Maccabi baseball team arrived in the 2011 games with a single focus, repeat. Having lost key members from the gold-medal winning 2010 squad, they knew that the road ahead was going to be more difficult but that would only serve as motivation. From the coaches to the returning players to the new additions, gold was always the goal. The boys' families served as fans and witnesses.
Game 1 vs. Delaware: W5-0
Strong pitching and a 5-run 2nd inning proved to be the winning combination for Metrowest. Behind 3 strong innings from Elias Neibart (1 hit, 0R, 5Ks) and one inning from Daniel Greiss (K), Delaware posed little resistance in a 5-0 win. Offense was contributed by Harry Kern (1B, BB, 1 RBI, Run), Josh Katz (1B, 2B, BB, RBI, Run), Max McCauley (1B, 2B, Run), Daniel Greiss (BB, Run), and Benny Lim (HBP, Run). End of game excitement was provided via a 6-3-2 double play to end the game.
Game 2 vs. Katz JCC: L10-0
The Katz JCC proved to be a formidable team as they cruised to a 10-0 whitewash over MetroWest. Behind their ace, Jared Delargo, allowed only one baserunner, Daniel Stern (BB) and held MetroWest hitless in 3 innings. The MetroWest squad proved that they could learn quick lessons in the eventual rematch in the finals against the same pitcher.
Game 3 (Semi-finals) vs. Kaisserman JCC Team A: W4-3
It was déjà-vu all over again as the Kaisserman team faced MetroWest in the Semi-finals for the second year in a row. This year, the game went into extra frames but MetroWest showed resilience in showcasing strong pitching and timely hitting on its way to a 4-3 win. Josh Katz (3 inn, 6 hits, 0ER, 2 Ks) and Benny Lim (2 inn, 0 hits, 0ER, 3Ks) combined to hold down a strong Kaisserman offense. The offense produced 8 hits and was sparked by a tremendous home-run from the bat of Daniel Stern (HR, BB, 3RBI) in the first inning. Contributions were supplied by Benny Lim (2 hits), Daniel Greiss (Run), Josh Katz (2 hits, Run), Elias Neibart (Single, Run), Max McCauley (Single), and Harry Kern (single, Run).
Game 4 (Finals) vs. Katz JCC: T1-1
Eight innings and over 2 1/2 hours of baseball could not settle a winner in the rematch of game 2 between MetroWest and Katz JCC of Cherry Hill. Standout pitching came from Elias Neibart (3inn, 0R, 2H, 2BB, 5Ks), Benny Lim (3inn, 0ER, 1H, 0BB, 5Ks), Josh Katz (1 inn, 0ER, 2Ks) and Daniel Stern (1 inn, 0ER). Offense came from Benny Lim (2H, Run), Daniel Greiss (Single), Josh Katz (2H, BB, RBI), Elias Neibart (2H), and Max McCauley (2H).
Also contributing to the team's success throughout the tournament were Joseph Blum, Zachary Freeman, Spencer Frey, and Jonathan Holland.
Sharing the gold with the host team was the result of the tie. It was a fitting end to another great tournament.
Coaches: Marc Rosenberg, Dan Ravitz
Players: Andrew Karp, Charlie Levinson, Bryan Levy, Brandon Perry, Zach Ravitz, Will Rosenberg, Will Schaffer, Perry Schwartz, Maguire Sweeney
Coaches: Emily Einhorn, Josh Breitman
Players: Emily Rachel Blum, Adi Brickman, AJ Dansky, Lindsay Friedman, Jamie Handwerker, Rebecca Landau, Ally Langendorf, Haylee Mevorah, Maya Robbins, Julia Schmulewitz.
The girls' basketball team took for the most part a new team to the 2011 Junior Maccabi games. The team began preparing for the games with weekly practices beginning in March, leading up to the games in May. The team had many practices which were able to prepare them for the games. The team was comprised of 10 players from both Essex and Morris County. The girls would compete against other teams from Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey.
The first game was against a team from the Harrisburg JCC. The girls came out strong from the opening tip and never looked back. They executed well on offense and played strong defense. The team had a balanced scoring attack with at least 8 girls scoring a basket. In the second half you could see that the girls were really coming together. On many possessions the girls would make the extra pass, resulting in wide open layups. MetroWest beat Harrisburg by a score of 26-10.
The next game would be against the Kaiserman JCC. This was a physical game from the start. MetroWest played tough and strong defense in the first half and was leading by 1 at halftime. Unfortunately in the second half, one of our point guards took an offensive foul and landed on her wrist. Due to her injury, she was out for the remainder of the tournament. The second half was just as physical but the girls played tough until the final buzzer. We lost the game but the girls did not hang their hands.
Our first playoff game was against Bux Mont, last year's gold medal winner. Last year MetroWest played Bux Mont for gold, but came up a little short. This year was a different story. The girls dominated from the opening tip. They played strong defense and executed extremely well on offense. They had a 15 point lead at halftime and never looked back. They would beat Bux Mont and move on to the semifinals, where they would face Cherry Hill.
The semi final game between MetroWest and Cherry Hill was a strong one. The girls were extremely patient on offense by taking their time to set up. They were able to move the ball around and wear down the defense which resulted in many wide open shots. Every time either team made a basket the other team would match it. No team was ever up by more than 5 points. In the last few minute Cherry Hill went on a run and MetroWest wasn't able to catch up. We lost the game but would play for the bronze medal later on in the day.
MetroWest would face JCC on the Palisades for the bronze medal. MetroWest started the game out strong, jumping out to an early lead. Palisades went on a late run and MetroWest was unable to catch up. This was the teams 5th game of the day and the girls were a little exhausted but played hard until the end. They would take 4th place in the tournament.
Although they didn't medal the girls played their hearts out every single minute that they were on the floor. As the day progressed they really came together on the court, which was apparent, especially in their afternoon games.
The girls all had a great experience at the 2011 Junior Maccabi games and look forward to participating in future Maccabi programs together.
With 6 players being able to return to next years squad, MetroWest looks forward to returning to the games, stronger and more experienced with the goal of winning a gold medal.
We can't wait until next year!!!
Coach: Courtney Stec
Players: Michaela Duetsch-Dornfeld, Madeline Frankel, Alexis Gihorski, Kate Gihorski, Kathryn Shepard, Rachel Vogel, Alana Wernick
The MetroWest swim team had an extremely successful Junior Maccabi Games. Each of the seven swimmers swam 3 individual events and 1 relay. MetroWest swimmers medaled in 17 of the 23 events they swam in, with each swimmer earning at least one medal. It was a great day in and out of the pool.
12 and Under 200 Medley Relay 2:23.86
Kate Gihorski, Alexis Gihorski, Rachel Vogel and Kathryn Shepard
- 10 Year Old 100 IM Kate Gihorski 1:18.00
- 11 Year Old 100 IM Kathryn Shepard 1:20.22
- 10 Year Old 100 Fly Kate Gihorski 1:29.56
- 11 Year Old 100 Free Kathryn Shepard 1:07.41
- 10 Year Old 100 Back Kate Gihorski 1:24.00
- 11 Year Old 100 Back Rachel Vogel 1:29.08
11 Year Old 50 Fly Rachel Vogel 38.70
- 11 Year Old 50 Free Kathryn Shepard 29.75
- 12 Year Old 50 Free Madeline Frankel 32.27
- 10 Year Old 50 Back Michaela Deutsch-Dornfeld 42.74
12 Year Old 100 Breaststoke Alexis Gihorski 1:20.52
- 10 Year Old 100 IM Michaela Deutsch-Dornfeld 1:38.14
- 10 Year Old 50 Free Michaela Deutsch-Dornfeld 37.35
- 12 Year Old 100 Fly Alexis Gihorski 1:13.16
- 12 Year Old 50 Fly Madeline Frankel 37.03
- 10 Year Old 50 Fly Alana Wernick 1:12.72
Players: Emily Krupnick, Aaron Tucker
The Junior Maccabi Games were a fun and successful day for the MetroWest tennis players. Emily Krupnick dominated the girls' tournament, winning all three of her matches en route to the gold medal. Aaron Tucker won his first match and lost the second.
Coaches: Ira Steinberg, Larry Wieseneck
Players: Zach Gollin, Ben Grinberg, Matt Konop, Jeffrey Nelson, Aidan Pope, Harry Rosen, Cooper Steinberg, Max Weintraub, Brahm Wieseneck
The MetroWest boys' soccer team played three games in the tournament, scoring 6 goals while conceding only 3. The team began on a high note with a win over Greater Washington. The team played Mid-Westchester close in their second preliminary game, ultimately losing by one goal. The team drew the defending champion Bucks County side in the first medal round game. Bucks County had defeated the MetroWest team in 2010 in the gold medal game. The rematch was hard fought by both teams. Regulation and overtime could not determine a winner and the game went to penalty kicks with Bucks County converting more in the end. The team did not hang their heads though. They gave it their all. More important than the results on the field was how the boys acted throughout the day, being great teammates to each other and showing respect for their opponents, referees, and fans. They earned high praises from their coaches.
Coach: Bryan Fiedler
Players: Jessie April, Morgan Darrow, Orli Forster, Samantha Goldman, Zoe Grebin, Peri Lamkin, Lia Mund, Sarah Miller, Ilana Lurie, Lexi Porigow, Ashley Reuter
The MetroWest 12 and under girls' team had a great result in the Cherry Hill games by winning the Silver medal. The most exciting game was the semifinals against a tough Greater Washington team in which Peri Lamkin scored the tying goal in the last minute of regulation time. After a short overtime period, the game went to penalty kicks and the MetroWest girls won with the final kick 11-10. MetroWest lost to a tough Bucks county team in the finals and went home with the silver. It was a team effort by all of the girls and they had a great time on and off the field. Lia Mund anchored the defense, with the support of Jesse April, Ilana Lurie, and Morgan Darrow. We had a strong offensive performance by Peri Lamkin, Ashley Reuter, Lexi Porigow, Sarah Miller, and Orli Forster. Samantha Goldman played both defense and offense and put constant pressure on the other teams. The girls could not have been so successful without Zoe Grebin in the goal.
The Special Needs Services Department offers weekday and weekend recreation prorgams for young 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. Club JCC Mini offers children the opportunity to experience JCC programs with the support of a parent or caregiver. While the programs are specifically for young 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Walder, Assistant Director of Special Needs Services at 973-530-3507 or email@example.com
Please contact 973-530-3998 for additional information or to register for a program.
*JCC MetroWest is proud to serve as an approved Real Life Choices/Self-Determination provider via the New Jersey Developmental Disabilities Division (DDD).
3-5 yrs & Parent
JCC Member:$260/10 sess. • Guest: $320/10 sess.
This 10 week program will feature a 10-minute free swim warm-up, 40 minutes of instruction with a certified Water Safety Instructor (WSI), and a 10-minute free swim cool down.
- learn to enjoy the water through fun activities
- explore breath control, floating, and changing body position while moving in the water
- learn water safety
- learn basic kicking and arm movements
- develop basic swimming skills such as bobbing, floating, and gliding
Wednesdays from 1:30pm-2:30pm
October 9-December 18 (no class on November 27)
Please contact Jessica Walder, Assistant Director of Special Needs Services at 973-530-3507 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathy Torre, Aquatics Director at 973-530-3522 or email@example.com for additional information or to register.
Music N' More
3-4 yrs & Parent
Join us for Music N' More a program for 3-4 year old children and their parents. This is inclusive for all children who are excited to come sing, listen, and dance while reducing stress and improving motor skills. Children enjoy the benefits of music and will also have the opportunity to increase their social awareness and skills.
Susan Rosborough, will lead a supported play group featuring music, crafts, and sensory play.
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 14, 21
December 5, 12, 19
$150 for 10 sessions
For additional information please contact Jessica Walder, Assistant Director of Special Needs Services at 973-530-3507 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephanie Martin, Parent Place Program Director at 973-530-3914 or email@example.com.