2014 Maccabi Games

Maccabi Games

The JCC Maccabi Games are a cultural as well as athletic event for Jewish teenagers. The Games highlight and strengthen one's personal connection to his or her own Judaism thus continuing the historic sports tradition passed on from generation to generation.

Interested in becoming a part of this year's delegation? Contact Sherri Feldscher, 973-530-3425,

Want to see what the national movement is doing? Go to Check out the JCC Maccabi Israel website

General Information

The JCC Maccabi games are the most recent offspring of a proud tradition of Jewish amateur sports. The Maccabi movement was founded in 1895 when the first all-Jewish sports club was organized and in 1932 the first Maccabiah Games were held. The World Maccabiah Games have been held every four years in Israel as a two-week international competition, and have consistently attracted the elite Jewish athlete, many of whom have achieved fame in the Olympics; most notably Mark Spitz, Mitch Gaylord, Ernie Grunfeld and Brad Gilbert.

The concept of the JCC Maccabi Games has existed for many years in Israel, Europe and South America. In 1982, the Jewish Community Centers Association of North America began the Maccabi Games in the United States. At this Jewish Olympic style event, each athlete has the chance to participate in one of the sports offered and events spanning the week-long experience, creating memories that will last a lifetime. The JCC Maccabi Games can be called the Olympics for Jewish Teens, but they serve a larger purpose than athletic competition. The Games also promote community involvement, teamwork, and pride in being Jewish. The Games are the largest Jewish teen event in the world-each summer, teens from around the US and the world, participate in the Games. Over 100,000 teens have benefited from the JCC Maccabi Games since 1982. The energy and excitement make it a unique and unforgettable experience for every participant, from athletes to volunteers, from coaches to host families.

The JCC Maccabi Games are made possible with the generous help of many sponsors and volunteers who donate time and valuable resources, including our continental sponsor, The Coca-Cola Company.

Save the Date

JCC Maccabi Games are for Jewish teens ages 13-16 as of July 31, 2014.  JCC Maccabi ArtsFest is for Jewish teens ages 13-17 as of July 31, 2014: 

Cherry Hill, NJ-Sunday, August 10-Friday, August 15 2014

Detroit, MI-Sunday, August 17- Friday, August 22, 2014 (ArtsFest will be hosted here as well)


Athletes may tryout for more than one sport however since competitions are simultaneous athletes would only be selected for one team.

Athletes must attend all the tryouts for the sport(s) they are interested in.

Athletes can attend one set of Games only.

There is no fee and no registration to attend the tryout.

At the conclusion of the tryouts, athletes that make one of out teams will be required to give a non-refundable deposit to reserve their spot.

All Tryouts will be held indoors at the JCC located at 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ, except where noted.

High School athletes that play a fall sport should check with their coach prior to tryouts to confirm that the JCC Maccabi Games dates in August do not conflict with preseason training.

Cherry Hill:

U16 boys soccer -

Sunday, January 26th  11am - 12noon

Sunday, February 2nd - 10am-11am

U16 girls soccer -

Tuesday, January 21 - 7-8pm

Tuesday, February 11 - 8:15-9:15pm



U16 boys baseball - Tryouts will be held at the following location:

                    EXTRA INNINGS,

                    23 Leslie Court, Hanover, NJ 07936

                    Tuesday, Janury 28th  7-8pm

                    Thursday, February 13th 7-8pm

                    Sunday, March 2nd 10-11:30am

U14 boys basketball -

Tuesday, March 4th 8:15 - 9:15pm

Wednesday, March 5th - 8:15 - 9:15pm

Sunday, March 2nd - 7:15 - 8:15pm

U16 boys basketball -

Sunday, February 23rd- 6:15 - 7:15pm

Sunday, March 2nd - 6:15 - 7:15pm

Tuesday, March 4th - 7-8pm

U16 girls basketball -

Wednesday, January 22 - 8-9pm

Sunday, February 9th - 11-12noon

U16 boys and girls golf -

Tuesday, February 4th - 7-8pm

Orientation to held in Teppar Conference room.

U16 Girls Softball

Tuesday, February 25 6-7:30pm

Sunday, March 2 Noon - 1:00pm

The Academy of Baseball & SoftBall

16 Passaic Avenue - Unit 2

Fairfield, NJ 07004

U16 boys and girls swimming

Sunday, January 26  1:30 - 2:30pm

Sunday, February 9   5:00 - 6:00pm

U16 boys and girls table tennis -

Tuesday, February 4th 7-8pm

Orientation to be held in Tepper Conference Room

U16 boys and girls tennis -

Wednesday, January 15th 8-9pm

U16 girls volleyball -

Tuesday, February 4th 7-8pm

Orientation to be held in tepper Conference Room


In case of inclement weather please contact

Sherri Feldscher at 973-530-3425 to check

the status of the tryouts.

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Vacation Programs

Vacation Programs

When school is out, the JCC is in!

Join us for trips, fun, and excitement during school vacations. December vacations, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President's Day, Spring Break and more - we've got you covered.

Grade School Vacation Programs

When school is out, the JCC is in! Join us for trips, fun, and excitement during school vacations. December vacations, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President's Day, Teacher's Convention and more - we've got you covered.

For more information, contact Dianne Lucas, 973-530-3993,

IMPORTANT: Policies and Procedures

  • Programs are open to Members and Guests of the JCC.
  • Cancellation Policy: Cancellations 48 hours prior to a Vacation Program will receive a JCC credit. Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to a Vacation Program will receive no refund.
  •  There will be a late registration fee of $10.00 if you reigister less than 1 week prior to the Vacation Program date.
  • Please bring a kosher dairy, nut-free lunch each day. Bring a bathering suit and towel when applicable. Space is limited. Cancellations will incur a cancellation fee.
  • Before and After Care is available at no additional fee from 7:30am–6:00pm for all Vacation Programs.
  • Parents who pick up after 6:00pm will be charged $1.00 per minute.
  • Any child who requires a Shadow Counselor must coordinate this arrangement with our Special Needs Director. The Shadow Counselor is paid separately by the parent.
  • Low registration may result in program cancellation.


Announcements and Program Updates



Announcements and Program Updates







   NEXT ADULT SUNDAY, Sunday, August 3, 2014.  Ages 18 + . Preregistration required.  Meet for lunch at Godfather Pizza, 200 Route 10, East Hanover followed by Splashplex. Pickup 4:00 pm SHARP at Splashplex, 182 Route 10, East Hanover.  Fee includes lunch/admissions.  Additional spending money optional/on your own.  Intake interview required for new participants.  ***IMPORTANT NOTE:  IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, THIS PROGRAM WILL BE CANCELLED.  PLEASE CONTACT OUR INFORMATION LINE, 973-530-3998 BY 10:00 AM SUNDAY, AUGUST 3 FOR ANY UPDATES.***   

NEXT TEEN SUNDAY, Sunday, October 26, 2014.  Ages 13-18.  Preregistration  required.  Lunch/Bowling location TBA.   Fee includes lunch/admissions.  Additional spending money optional/on your own.  Intake interview required for new participants. 

NEXT JUNIOR SUNDAY , Sunday, October 5, 12:30-3:00 pm SHARP.  Preregistration required.  Crafts, Music, Jewish Culture, Recreational Swim. Ages 5-18.  Intake interview required for new participants.

NEXT ADULT SUNDAY DANCE, Sunday, October 19, 2014 , Fall Festival!  Adults 18 and over.  Live DJ, giveaways, games, pizza, snacks, soft drinks.  $14 admission per person at door.  Cooperman JCC, West Orange, 6:00-8:00 pm.  

NEXT TEEN / ADULT SATURDAY NIGHT, TBA!   Fall 2014. Transportation, admissions, staffing included.  Preregistration  required.  Intake interview required for new participants.

    IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO DONATE TO DANCE-A-THON 2014:  GREATEST CARNIVAL ON EARTH!!  Contact us at 973-530-3998 today!  Donate now via

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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. 

Summer camps are an approved Perform Care provider.

   Please visit our Club JCC Webpage for our latest newsletter:

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.



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Grade School Programs


Grade School Vacation Programs


When school is out, the JCC is in!

9:00am-4:00pm (am/pm care provided from 7:30am-6pm)

Children must bring kosher-dairy, nut-free lunch each day.

Members: $68, Guests: $83

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Prepare to have a day filled with fun as we head over to FunPlex. Have a ball in the Foam Frenzy, bump around with friends on the bumper cars, and play some awesome arcade games. You're sure to have a BLAST! We will not swim on this day.


K-1     CJ-CH314M14A

2-5     CJ-CH314M14B

Members: $68, Guests: $83

Friday, April 18, 2014

Cook Off

Put on your chef's hat and polish your spatula - it's cook-off time! Join us as we create all sorts of yummy food and snacks! We will also enjoy the gym and a dip in the pool.


K-1 CJ-Ch314F18A

2-5 CJ-CH314F18B

Members: $68, Guests: $83

Monday, January 20, 2014

Pajama Party

Wear your pajamas and play games with us, eat at our cereal bar, and watch a movie on the big screen ... in our Maurice Levine Theater! We will also be swimming, going to the gym, enjoying the Youth Center, and so much more!


K-1:     CJ-CH214TH7A

2-5:     CJ-CH314M20B

Member: $68, Guest: $83


Friday, February 14, 2014

Off To The Movies

Spend the morning swimming and having fun in the Youth Lounge. Afterwards, we'll head to AMC-Loews for a movie!


K-1       CJ-CH314M14A

2-5       CJ-CH314M14B

Member: $68, Guest: $83


Monday, February 17,2014

Roller Skating

Get your groove on as we head to the Roller Rink to enjoy a day of roller skating! Whether you are a beginner or an advanced skater, you are sure to have a blast. Skate rentals will be included, but feel free to bring your own if you have them. We will also be swimming.


K-1:     CJ-CH314TH17A

2-5      CJ-CH314TH17B

Members: $68, Guests: $83


Winter Break

Monday, December 23rd

Pump It Up

Join us as we spend the morning having non-stop fun jumping, sliding, and climbing on giant inflatable play structures such as slides, bounce houses, and obstacle courses. We will also be swimming in the afternoon.


K-1: CJ-CH214M23A

2-5: CJ-CH214M23B

Members: $68, Guests: $83

Tuesday, December 24th

Around the World

Have you ever wanted to visit Italy? Hawaii? Israel? Then today is your lucky day! Join us as we get a "taste" of these countries and more as we cook, play games, and experience these different cultures! We will also swim on this cultural day at the "J."


K-1: CJ-CH214TH26A

2-5: CJ-CH214TH26B

Members: $68, Guests: $83

Thursday, December 26th

Off to the Movies

Spend the morning swimming and having fun in the gym. Afterwards we'll head over to the Loews Movie Theater for an afternoon movie.


K-1: CJ-CH214TH26A

2-5: CJ-CH214TH26B

Members: $68, Guests: $83

Friday, December 27th

Luau Party

Can you feel the heat... it's getting warmer... that can mean only one thing... It's time for a luau party! Colorful leis and tropical fruit kabobs will help set the mood; as we swing our hips to the beat and have a dip in the pool. Who said you can only have this much fun in the summer!


K-1: CJ-CH214F27A

2-5: CJ-CH214F27B

Members: $68, Guests: $83

Monday, December 30th

Monster Mini Golf

Ahhh! Join us for a screaming good time as we putt around a fluorescent mini-golf course. This day will for sure be a hole in one! We will also swim on this fun filled day.


K-1: CJ-CH214M30A

2-5: CJ-CH214M30B

Members: $68, Guests: $83

Tuesday, December 31st- 9:00am-4:00pm (no aftercare)

New Year's Eve Party

Join us on New Year's Eve as we have a dance contest, play fun games, and enjoy festive snacks to help bring in 2014! Don't forget your bathing suit for the last dip in the pool of 2013.


K-1: CJ-CH214T31A

2-5: CJ-CH214T31B

Member: $68, Guest $83




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Center for Jewish Life

Silver MezuzahCenter for Jewish Life at JCC MetroWest

The Center for Jewish Life provides educational opportunities for people interested in exploring Jewish sources and learning about ways to enhance their spiritual, intellectual & communal Jewish lives.

Adults of all ages and backgrounds come together to explore Judaism’s rich heritage.

For more information, contact Rhonda Lillianthal

The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning

Find out about the Melton classes in the MetroWest Community, click here.

For more information about the Florence Melton Mini School, click here.


Jewish Learning

Find out about the Jewish Learning opportunities at JCC MetroWest, click here.

Morris County - Home

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

Dana Lichtenberg
Morris County Outreach Coordinator
973-929-2936 (

Jill Felton

Morris County Program Administrator

973-929-2926 (


Our Partners

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



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Morris County Highlights

Sweet Stories: Story Time for the Jewish New Year

September 14, 2011; 1:00pm; Sparta Books, 41 theatre Center, Sparta; FREE

The Morris County Connection




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2013 JCC Maccabi Results Page

MetroWest 2013

Austin & Orange County Athletic Competition Results 

Orange County Maccabi Games

Thursday, August 8

Girls Soccer

Win vs. PAL/PHL

Win 7-1 vs. LA West for GOLD MEDAL

Wednesday, August 7


Loss vs. BAL

U14 Basketball

Win vs. BAL

Loss vs. PAL


Win vs. St. P/PHL/Y-Towm

Tuesday, August 6

U14 Basketball

Game Three: Win 56-35 vs. OC Blue

Game Four: Win 45-29 vs. TOR


Game Three: Loss 0-12 to LA West

Game Four: Win 10-0 vs. STAM/HOU

Girls Soccer

Game Three: Win 6-0 vs. VAN/STL

Game Four: Win 5-1 vs. TOR


Game Three: Win 6-2 vs. STL

Game Four: Win 14-0 vs. S. Jersey

Monday, August 5

Girls Soccer

Game One: Win 10-2 vs. SA/NO/KC

Game Two: Win 4-1 vs. LA West


Game One: Loss 5-7 vs. ST.P/PHL/Y-Towm

Game Two: Win 6-5 vs. RICH/ALB/OC

U14 Basketball

Game One: Win 47-32 vs. Omaha

Game Two: Win 43-29 vs. Baltimore


Game One: Win 8-6 vs. HART/SD/LV/SJ/NO

Game Two: Loss 2-1 vs. OC

Austin Maccabi Games

Thursday, August 1

Boys Soccer

Loss 2-0 vs. Boca 

Won 4-1 vs. AUS to win the Bronze Medal


JH wins Gold Medal

AB wins Bronze Medal


TH: gold 50 back, 100 breast

        Silver: 200 Im

RK: gold 100 breast

        Silver: 200 free relay

        Bronze: 200 im

KS: silver- 50 back  

Wednesday, July 31

Boys Soccer

Won 7-1 vs. CHI/LA West


AB: 1-1

JH: 2-2

JL: 0-1


Loss 56-62 vs. SF


RK: gold- 50 breast

TH: gold- 100 back  

       Silver- 200 free, 400 im, 400 free relay

KS: Bronze- 200 free, 100 back, 400 free relay 

Tuesday, July 30

Boys Soccer

Game 3: Win 5-0 vs. Dallas

Game 4: Win 2-0 vs. Boca 



TH: Gold 200 back, Silver 400 medley relay, Silver 50 fly

KS: Silver 200 back, Silver 100 free,  Bronze 50 fly

RK: Bronze 200 back



Game 3: Won vs. Israel  (64-63)

Game 4: Won vs. PHIL (62-61)



JL: 0-2

AB: 1-1

JH: 2-0

Monday, July 29

Boys Soccer

Game 1: Win 7-2 vs ATL/MIL/PHX/FLL

Game 2: Tied  1-1 vs Edmonton



RK-gold in 200 breast stroke

TH- gold in 200 breast and silver in 100 fly

Ks- gold in 50 free


Boys Basketball

Game 1: Loss 74-79 vs TUC

Game 2: Loss 50-73 vs PHX



JH: 2-0 in matches

AB: 1-1 in matches

JL: 0-2 in matches 

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Summer Programs

Teen Tracks Travel Camp

This daily travel program during the month of August provides teens and young adults who have special needs the opportunity to spend the day in the community on daily trips, while providing them with opportunities to learn daily living skills.  Activities include trips to the beach, museums, sporting events, entertainment complexes, yoga class and more.  Program hours are 8:30am - 4:30pm daily.  Teens can attend, 1,2, 3, 4, or 5 weeks.  An intake interview is required for all participants.  4:1 camper to staff ratio.  Approved Perform Care provider.

  • 5 weeks: $3225 JCC Member/$3725 Guest
  • 4 weeks:  $2850 JCC Member/$3250 Guest

  • 3 weeks:  $2375 JCC Member/$2675 Guest

  • 2 weeks:  $1700 JCC Member/$1900 Guest

  • 1 week:  $970 JCC Member/$1070 Guest

July 28-August 29. 2014

Teen Tracks Travel Camp Calendar 2014!


Check out our video about Teen Tracks on the homepage!

Inclusive Camp Opportunities

We work with families to provide individualized camp opportunities for chidren with special needs to attend summer camp with their typical peers.    Our Camp Friends Program (approved Perform Care provider) at Camp Deeny Riback in Flanders provides children who have special needs with a one to one shadow counselor to help each child to fully maximize his or her experience.  Shadow counselors are typically teens or college students.  Shadow programs are also available in the JCC's Early Childhood CampsExplorations Camp and Triple Threat Theatre Camp, both of which are located at the Cooperman JCC in West Orange.  Enrollment is limited.  Interview and complete intake process required for admission to the program.  For more information, call 973-530-3479 (Early Childhood Camps), 973-530-2901 (Camp Deeny Riback), 973-530-2922 (Explorations Camp) or 973-530-3421 (Triple Threat Theatre Camp).  

EC+ Me

Join Club JCC and the popular, JCC-based Exploration Camp for four weeks of fun at the JCC! Campers will be provided with the summer camp experience they have been dreaming of while receiving the supports and modifications they need to make each day a success. Campers will be included in the day to day themed activities of Exploration Camp to the greatest extent he/she is able to participate successfully. Campers will also be provided with supplemental activities as a substitute when appropriate. The daily camp schedule includes a morning meeting, themed activities, lunch, fine & gross motor activities, and swim. Participants are provided 3:1 support by our highly qualified staff.  Children’s schedules will be individualized to the greatest extent possible.  Approved Perform Care provider.


Week 1: July 28 - August 1

Grades K-2: Mystery Week

Grades 3-6:  Mystery Week   

Week 2:  August 4 - August 8

Grades K-2:  Animal Planet

Grades 3-6: Aviation & Rocketry

Week 3: August 11- August 15

Grades K-2: Secret Chef

Grades 3-6: Iron Chef

Week 4: August 18-August 22

Grades K-2: Olympics

Grades 3-6: Olympics

$525 JCC Members/ $575 Guests per Week (9am-4pm)

2 week minimum registration per camper.

Intake Interview Required for New Participants.            

**minimum enrollment required each week.  


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Club JCC Adult


The Special Needs Services Department offers weekday and weekend recreation prorgams for adults 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 adults 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


Chrystal Henion, Assistant Director of Special Needs Services at 973-530-3507 or

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). 

Sunday Supper Club

Ages 18 and over
Sundays: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Men and women ages 18 and over are invited to join Club JCC for our Supper Club from 6:00pm-8:00pm.  The program will include venturing out to local restaurants in the community. At the restaurant they will work on skills such as using a menu, budgeting, learning to order, turn-taking, and appropriate social interaction between peers and wait staff.  Participants will practice appropriate social skills in a natural environment, learn and practice manners for meal time, make nutritious choices, and to manage money.  Cost of food included in the program. Parents/guardians will be required to provide transportation to/from the restaurants in the community. 
     Fall 2013: 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14
     6 Tuesdays: $240 Member/$270 Guest

Fitness Club*

Ages 18 and over
Thursday evenings: 6:00pm-8:00pm

A fitness program including yoga and swim, targeted to adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and ADD/ADHD.  Swimsuit/towel required plus comfortable clothing for yoga.  The program is supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs. 

Fall 2013: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23 (15 sessions)
Fall 2013: $525 JCC Members/ $600 Guests

Winter/Spring 2014: 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/12, 6/19 (19 sessions)
Winter/Spring 2014: $665 JCC Members/ $760 Guests

Club JCC Adult Sunday*

Ages 18 and over
Sunday afternoons: 1:00-4:00pm (times may vary)

An offsite social recreation program that provides adults with special needs the opportunity to learn and practice life skills in the community.  Activities take place at local restaurants, theaters, bowling lanes, entertainment centers, etc.  Lunch and admissions are included in the fee.  The program is supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs. 


Fall 2013: 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 11/24, 12/8, 1/12
Winter/Spring 2014: 2/9, 2/16, 3/2, 3/23, 4/6, 4/27, 5/18 

Summer 2014:

Sunday, June 29: Lunch/Turtle Back Zoo

Sunday, July 13: Lunch/Mini-Golf

Sunday, August 3: Lunch/Splashplex

Sunday, August 24: Lunch/Bowling 

Cost: $50 JCC Members/$55 Guests per Sunday 

Club JCC Adult Saturday Night*

Ages 18 and over

Saturday evenings: 6:30pm-9:00pm (times may vary)
An offsite social recreation program that provides adults with special needs the opportunity to learn and practice life skills in the community.  Activities take place at local theaters and entertainment centers.  Admissions and transportation to/from JCC and venue included. The program is supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs.

Member: $70 per Saturday night
Guest: $80 per Saturday night

Check back soon for dates and program locations.  

Adult Sunday Evening Dances

Participants ages 18 and over
Sunday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm

Enjoy an evening of dancing, games, and social time. A live DJ, pizza, snacks and beverages make this a night not to be missed!  Supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs.

**Admission fee applies to support staff in attendance; please contact Rebecca Gallanter, Director of Special Needs Services, for further information. 
10/6/13- Fall Frolics
12/8/13-Hanukkah Party
4/6/14-Spring Fling
6/8/14- Hawaiian Luau

$14 per person admission fee collected at door

Club JCC After Hours

Participants ages 18 and over
Monday-Friday 2:00-6:00pm

At Club JCC we understand that parents and caregivers need a safe and enriching environment for their children.  Club JCC After Hours will provide an opportunity for participants to engage in physical fitness activities, social skills, daily living skills, academic enrichment, arts & crafts, and community experiences.  Please click here to see a list of program dates. 

$65 JCC Members/$75 Guests per day

Guys Night Out*

Men ages 18 and over
Monday evenings: 6:00-8:00pm

Monday nights filled with fun for just guys! Participants engage in activities that focus on life skills development and include daily living skils, current events, nutrition, health, fitness, communication, and interpersonal skills.  The group works together to create a weekly snack.  Supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs.  Snack included. 

Fall 2013: 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13 (14 sessions)
Fall 2013: $490 JCC Members/ $560 Guests

Winter/Spring 2014: 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16 (17 sessions)
Winter/Spring 2014: $595 JCC Members/ $680 Guests

Wednesday Blend*

Ages 18 and over
Wednesday evenings: 6:00-8:00pm

Socially appropriate behaviors and interpersonal skills are taught while using recreation and leisure time.  This potpourri of activities includes: Game Night (board games, air hockey, video/card games) which focuses on turn-taking, frustration tolerance, and communication skills.  We also incorporate music which emphasizes self-expression, movement, and creativity.  Other activities include cooking/nutrition, book/literacy exploration, crafts and holiday themed celebrations.  The program is supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs.  Snack is included in the fee.

 Fall 2013: 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22 (14 sessions)

Fall 2013: $490 JCC Members/ $560 Guests

Winter/Spring 2014: 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/11, 6/18 (19 sessions)

Winter/Spring 2014: $665 JCC Members/$760 Guests

Parents Night Out

After a long week of school, work, and extra-curricular activities let Club JCC take the pressure off and provide you with a pre-planned evening of fun, relaxation, and childcare! You will enjoy an evening of respite as your child enjoys activities such as swim, use of the basketball gym, arts & crafts, a movie, and other fun activities with our qualified staff.  This program is open to both our participants with special needs and their siblings.  If you can’t join us for the planned parent activity but still need childcare, feel free to drop off your child and enjoy whatever else you may have had planned! We hope that this opportunity for respite will allow you to rejuvenate!

Fall 2013:
Saturday, October 5 from 6:30pm-9:30pm
Parent Activity: Bottles & Bottega Party at JCC

“Our hands-on art sessions allow anyone to uncork their inner artist and create something of their own. Get inspired by original works of art, an on-site artist’s guidance and of course, a glass of wine.”

Saturday, January 25 from 6:30pm-9:30pm
Parent Activity: International Great Beer Expo at the Meadowlands

“This international beer tasting extravaganza will showcase more than 50 breweries from across the globe, each providing samples of their country’s proudest brewing achievement.”

Winter/Spring 2014:
Saturday, May 17 from 6:30pm-9:30pm
(times are approximate and will vary based on movie time)
Parent Activity: Movie Night at Essex Green Dine-In Theater

Program Fees:
• Parent Activity: $50 per person
• Childcare:
o $50 for the first child
o $25 for the second child
o $15 per additional child 


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Adult Day Program

Club JCC Adult Day Program*

 Ages 21 and over
Monday-Friday 9:00am-2:00pm

This five-day-per-week program for adults 21+ focuses on life skills activities both onsite at the JCC and in the community.  Activities include but are not limited to music, yoga, aerobics/strength/cardiovascular training, swimming/swim instruction, nutrition/calorie awareness, health awareness, social skills, food preparation, pre-vocational skills training/volunteerism, money management, community navigation, current events discussions, and communication. Please click here for a list of dates the program is in session. 

Supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs. 

Please contact Chris Sokolewicz, Certified Teacher of the Handicapped, Adult Day Program Coordinator at 973-530-3489 for further information.  

*Approved Real Life Choices/SDDS provider through the NJ Developmental Disabilities Division (DDD)

$80 per day Members/ $85 per day Guests

All new participants need to schedule an intake interview before registering.  To schedule an intake interview, or for additional information about the Adult Day Program, please contact:

Rebecca Gallanter, Director of Special Needs Services at 973-530-3478 or


Chrystal Henion, Assistant Director of Special Needs Services at 973-530-3507 or

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    Adler Aphasia Center
  • Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC

    Ross Family Campus

    760 Northfield Avenue

    West Orange