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Passover Food Drive
Food will be donated to the West Orange Food Pantry

In Partnership with Caring Hearts Home Care of NJ
Tuesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 10
Clean your house for Passover and drop off your "chametz" to:
•JCC MetroWest-760 Northfield Ave, West Orange
•West Orange Town Hall-66 Main Street, West Orange
•West Orange Public Library-46 Mt. Pleasant Ave, West Orange
Press Release
Contact: Katy Strulson 973-530-3915 (kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org)

JCC Triathlon 2014

Sunday, April 6
7:00am – 12:00pm
Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC | West Orange
Swim, bike, run at our third annual indoor Triathlon.
Contact: Sharon Tobey, 973-530-3407 (stobey@jccmetrowest.org)


Celebrate with the Community

View events that are happening in the Greater MetroWest area on the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ community calendar.

Looking Ahead...


Mitzvah Marathon

Thursday, May 1
5:30pm–7:30pm
$18 per family in advance • $25 per family at door
Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC | West Orange
Support your children and JCC MetroWest in their week-long Mitzcah Marathon and join them at the Finish Line celebration! There will be dinner, fun, and opportunities to do many mitzvot!
Visit our First Giving page at: www.firstgiving.com/jccmetrowest/mitzvahmarathon
Contact: Katy Strulson, 973-530-3915 (kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org)

Mother's Day
Shopping Madness

Sponsored by the Fundraising Committee
of the Early Childhood Department

Friday, May 2
9:00am–3:00pm
Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC | West Orange
Variety of vendors • Mother's Day gifts
Teacher gifts • Jewelry • Judaica • Apparel for all
Decorator selection • and much more!
Contact: Grace Kaplan, 973-530-3468 (gkaplan@jccmetrowest.org)

Kids Triathlon

Sunday, May 4
Athlete or non-athlete, all are welcome to participate in this event!
Contact: Sharon Tobey, 973-530-3407 (stobey@jccmetrowest.org)

L'Dor V'Dor • From Generation to Generation
JCC MetroWest Gala

Tuesday, May 6
6:30pm
Crystal Plaza | Livingston
Elaborate cocktail and dessert reception.
For reservations and Tribute Ad Journal information contact: Diana Ackerman, 973-530-3938 (dackerman@jccmetrowest.org)

Ante Up
for JCC MetroWest

Proceeds to benefit JCC MetroWest
programming and events

Wednesday, May 14
7:30pm • Happy Hour
8:00pm–12:00am • Poker Tournament
Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC | West Orange
Go "All-In" for a great night of Poker!
$180 Buy-In
Terrific Prizes • Great Food
Click here to register or make a donation
Contact: Katy Strulson, 973-530-3915 (kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org)
for more information

Stuff the Bus

Thursday, May 22
JCC MetroWest | West Orange
Contact: Katy Strulson 973-530-3915 (kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org)

Blood Drive

Thursday, May 29
JCC MetroWest | West Orange
Contact: Katy Strulson 973-530-3915 (kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org)

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2013 Junior Maccabi Games

We had a great time at the 2013 Junior Maccabi Games hosted by the Kaiserman JCC.  Please see the information below to learn more about our experience. 

 

2013 Junior Maccabi Photo Gallery

Boys Basketball

Coach: Evan Bashoff

Players: Jacob Badian, Evan Goldenstein, Miller Hickman, Jonathan Kay, Lance Perlow, Alex Wanatick and Corey Wichansky.  

 

Boys Soccer

Coach: Ian Marx

Players: Andrew Aronson, Evan Berney, Alex Marx, Jack Marx, Josh Nagler, Jacob Popolow, Joseph Simon, Ian Skinner, Zane Solender, David Sternlieb, Alon Tamir, Henry Ticknor, Justin Wachtel, Tommy Wachtel, and Liam Zielony.

 

Girls and Boys Swimming

Coach: Katya Mart

Swimmers: Jacob Leddy, Grace Levey, Alyssa Levy, Lily Ann Nossen, Maya Samuelson, Samuel Spitz, Alexander Weiss, and Joshua Zitomer. 

 

The MetroWest swimmers had a great time at the 2013 Junior Maccabi Games hosted by the Kaiserman JCC in Wynnewood, PA.  The team began their day with opening ceremonies, held on the field of the Kaiserman JCC.  After opening ceremonies they made their way to Friends Central School where the swim competition would be taking place.  We had 8 swimmers participate and we were led by our two returning swimmers 11 year old Jacob Leddy and 10 year old Alyssa Levy.  The swimmers had a wonderful time and were proud to earn many medals.  The group enjoyed the Erev Junior Maccabi Social on Saturday evening where they were able to meet other participants from NY, NJ, MD, DE, and PA. The team bonded together and with 7 swimmers being able to return for the 2014 games we look forward to return in 2014, as more experienced and stronger swimmers. Katya enjoyed training the team this year and was excited by their enthusiasm and willingness to work hard. Check back soon for the medal results! 

 

Gold

10 yr old 200 Medley Relay 2:35.19

10 yr old 50 Free Grace Levey 33.03

10 yr old 100 Free Samuel Spitz 1:13.77

11 yr old 100 Back Jacob Leddy 1:28.71

10 yr old 50 Fly Grace Levey 37.46

10 yr old 50 Fly Samuel Spitz 36.53

10 yr old 100 Fly Alyssa Levy 1:28.23

10 yr old 100 IM Alyssa Levy 1:21.72

10 yr old 100 IM Samuel Spitz 1:28.41

 

Silver

12 yr old 50 Free Joshua Zitomer 28.34

10 yr old 50 Back Alyssa Levy 36.06

10 yr old 100 Back Lily Ann Nossen 1:30.93

11 yr old 100 Back Alexander Weiss 1:42.46

12 yr old 100 Back Joshua Zitomer 1:14.35

10 yr old 50 Breast Grace Levey 46.29

11 yr old 50 Fly Alexander Weiss 47.40

12 yr old 100 Fly Joshua Zitomer 1:12.81

10 yr old 100 IM Lily Ann Nossen 1:29.43

11 yr old 100 IM Jacob Leddy 1:26.79

Boys Baseball

Coaches: Alan Model and Michael Kessel

Players: Tyler Adelman, Jonah Berman, Joshua Feinberg, Cole Jacobson, Tyler Kaufman, Zachary Kessel, Tai Mair, Cole Model, Jake Panzer, Benjamin Sinins, Alex Supran and Justin Weiss. 

The Boys Baseball Team had a great experience at the 2013 Junior Maccabi games in Philadelphia, PA.  The boys overcame an opening round defeat at the hands of Rockland and fought their way back with a tie and a win over Greater Washington and Delaware.  They lost a 2-1 heartbreaker in the semifinal to the Katz JCC of Cherry Hill.  The boys then played a rematch with Greater Washington for the Bronze Medal - their 5th straight game of the day.  It was an extremely close game but the boys pulled away in extra innings and were glad to take home a Bronze Medal for themselves and the MetroWest JCC.  The older boys enjoyed their last hurrah at the games while the younger boys look forward to participating in future Maccabi events together and defending their medal.

 

Girls Soccer

Coach: Beth Kaniewski

Players: Sydney Agnello, Carline Balick, Carly Bernstein, Marisa Buchholz, Ashley Sarah Ellsworth, Alexa Forte, Taylor Hirsch, Katherine Kaniewski, Hannah Richman, Erica Rosenbaum, Danielle Samuelson, Julia Schneider, Ella Singer, Brooke Sodowich, and Sarah Timpone. 

 

 

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Employment

 


Employment Opportunities

 

Camp Deeny Riback Summer 2014 Employment Opportunities

SENIOR COUNSELORS
Looking for Senior Counselors to work at amazing day camp in Morris County from the end of June – end of August 2014.  Ideal candidate must have a love of camp, be fun, energetic, flexible, full of spirit, and willing to swim on a daily basis.  Our counselors are the direct contact between camp and campers. At all times, the counselors are interacting with their groups, always encouraging, instructing, and supervising their campers. They are the positive role models that help each camper have a successful summer.

ONE ON ONE SHADOW COUNSELORS
Looking for peer mentor-trained high school/college students and qualified teachers and paraprofessionals to work as shadow counselors in our summer camp inclusion program for children with special needs from the end of June – end of August 2014. We are looking for energetic, compassionate, creative and personable people to help facilitate a typical camp experience for children with special needs. At Camp Deeny Riback, children with various special needs enjoy a fun, recreational summer camp setting alongside their typically-developing peers.  Shadow counselors receive training and support, helping to ensure that their assigned camper’s special needs are accommodated in a truly inclusionary setting.

SPORTS SPECIALIST
Looking for a Sport Specialist at a Morris County, NJ Day Camp for the summer 2014 season. Specialist must be able to develop and deliver sports program that is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers in either a variety of field sports or be specifically skilled in a specific sport which includes lacrosse, hockey and mountain bikes in particular. The specialist must ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures and assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the sports program.

LIFEGUARD
Lifeguards are responsible for maintaining a safe environment for all users. General pool maintenance may be required. Lifeguards will also act as swim instructors. Swim instructors are responsible for instructing children in group and private swim lessons. Camp Deeny Riback follows the American Red Cross “Learn to Swim” program.

LAKE DIRECTOR
Looking for an adult to supervise and run off site Lake Program for Morris County, NJ Day Camp from end of June – end of August 2014. This person must be lifeguard certified (reimbursement for re-cert if necessary,) and poses or be willing to acquire the NJ Boating Safety Certificate.  Duties include supervising and mentoring lifeguards and creating a program for children that teaches basic skills in canoeing, rowing and sailing. The Lake Director is responsible for maintaining a safe environment for all users. General watercraft maintenance is required.

Potential candidates should contact the Camp Office at: 973-929-2901 or by e-mail at: camps@jccmetrowest.org.
 

Part Time Lead Preschool Teacher

New position teaching 3-year-olds in an afternoon Jewish Preschool program, 2-6, M-F.  Qualified candidates have Early Childhood certification or equivalent, experience with Jewish culture and values, and understanding of emergent curriculum. Competitive compensation.  Please email resume and cover letter to ckirner@jccmetrowest.org.

Early Childhood Camp 2014 Employment Opportunities

Early Childhood Camp seeks counselors for all of its camp programs.  Young campers ages 2-5.  Ideal candidate must have a love of camp, be fun, energetic, flexible, full of spirit, and willing to swim on a daily basis.  Experience working with children a big plus. 

Arts and Crafts specialist is responsible in leading groups of children in art projects throughout the summer.  Ideal candidate should be creative and have experience working with young children. Please send resume to smartin@jccmetrowest.org.
 

After School Program Group Leader

The group leader will work with a group of children, planning and implementing activities in a manner that motivates and engages children and strengthens their academic and social skills. Must be available to work Monday through Friday 2:30 p.m.-6p.m.
College and/or Graduate student preferred with a background in education or related field. A minimum of 3 years working with children is required.
Days per week: M-F, hours per week: 15-18, salary range: $10-$12
If interested please send resume and cover letter to Dianne Williams, Children,Youth & Family Services Director. Email: dwilliams2@jccmetrowest.org.
JCC MetroWest 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052

After School Program Assistant Counselor

The assistant counselor assist the head classroom staff person with a group of children, planning and implementing activities in a manner that motivates and engages children and strengthens their academic and social skills.
Must be enrolled in high school and/or college. Minimum of 1 year working with school age children required.
Days per week: Minimum of 3 days, Hours per Week: 9-15, Hourly range: $8-$10
If interested please send resume and cover letter to Dianne Williams, Children,Youth & Family Services Director. Email: dwilliams2@jccmetrowest.org.
JCC MetroWest 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052

Special Needs

The JCC special needs services department is looking for friendly, reliable adults (college students and teachers a plus!) to work in our special needs programs as Assistants and Program Leaders. The JCC special needs services department provides social recreation and enrichment programs for children, teens and adults with disabilities. JCC MetroWest Special Needs Services is looking for Part Time Program Leaders and assistants to facilitate various evening/weekend groups. College Degree preferred with background in special needs, physical education, sports, fitness, art, music, Jewish culture, etc. Competitive hourly rate based on education and experience. If you are interested, please e-mail your resume to Rebecca Gallanter, Director Special Needs Services at rgallanter@jccmetrowest.org.

Water Safety Instructors/Lifeguards

JCC MetroWest is hiring aquatics professionals certified as Water Safety Instructors (WSI) and/or Lifeguards. We offer varied schedules and flexible hours. Current WSI certification is needed for all instructors. Lifeguards need current certification in Lifeguard Training, First Aid & CPR/AED for Lifeguards. Compensation for WSI starts at $13/hr and Lifeguards $8.50/hr and is commensurate with certifications and experience. Openings for Early Bird Lifeguard Shifts - Must be able to ensure arrival at 5:00am to open pools. Interested parties should e-mail resume to Aquaticsinfo@jccmetrowest.org.

 Water Exercise Instructor

JCC MetroWest is looking for innovative instructors to join our cutting edge aquatic exercise program. We are planning our fall class schedule now so there are a variety of class openings. Compensation is commensurate with certifications and experience. Positions now available in West Orange at 760 Northfield Ave. E-mail resume to Aquaticsinfo@jccmetrowest.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering at the JCC MetroWest please contact dwheeler@jccmetrowest.org or call Debby at 973-530-3437.

 

 

 

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Mitzvah Moments

 

 

Passover Food Drive
Food will be donated to the West Orange Food Pantry

In Partnership with Caring Hearts Home Care of NJ
Tuesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 10
Clean your house for Passover and drop off your "chametz" to:
•JCC MetroWest-760 Northfield Ave, West Orange
•West Orange Town Hall-66 Main Street, West Orange
•West Orange Public Library-46 Mt. Pleasant Ave, West Orange
Press Release
Contact: Katy Strulson 973-530-3915 (kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org)

Mitzvah Marathon

Thursday, May 1
5:30pm–7:30pm
$18 per family in advance • $25 per family at door
Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC | West Orange
Support your children and JCC MetroWest in their week-long Mitzcah Marathon and join them at the Finish Line celebration! There will be dinner, fun, and opportunities to do many mitzvot!
Visit our First Giving page at: www.jccmetrowet.org/mitzvahmarathon
Contact: Katy Strulson, 973-530-3915 (kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org)

Stuff the Bus

Thursday, May 22
JCC MetroWest | West Orange
Contact: Katy Strulson 973-530-3915 (kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org)

Blood Drive

Thursday, May 29
JCC MetroWest | West Orange
Contact: Katy Strulson 973-530-3915 (kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org)

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Toast of the Town

Click below to enter a raffle to win 2 FREE tickets to Toast '14:

http://toast14.eventbrite.com

The winner will be announced Monday, November 4. Good luck!


Toast of the Town 2014 | January 18

Save the Date!


For more information, contact:

Katy Strulson | 973-530-3915

kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org

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SOTA Celebration

School of the Arts Celebration!

Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM 

Come see all fine & performing arts students celebrate their developing talents from months of class instruction. 

Dance students will perform show-stopping productions in jazz, tap, ballet and hip hop.

Art students will exhibit works from mediums including ceramics, watercolor, acrylic and mixed media.

Tickets are currently on sale at www.boxofficetickets.com/jccmetrowest

$5 Members/Students/Seniors
$8 General Admission

 

 

For more information and to purchase tickets: www.boxofficetickets.com/jccmetrowest or call 1-800-494-TIXS.

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Special Aquatic Events

Swimmers can sign up to swim for an hour, two, or more.
Every participant will receive a swim cap.
Raise $100 - receive a swim cap and a t-shirt
Raise $200 - receive a swim cap, t-shirt & a chance to win an iPad Mini!

Registration Fee: $25
Register Online: 
https://www.firstgiving.com/41763/laps-for-literacy

If you have any questions or want to volunteer please contact:
 Melanie Fink at laps4literacy@gmail.com

Have Your Family & Friends Sponsor You!
Simply go to https://www.firstgiving.com/41763/laps-for-literacy and create your own sponsor page today.
Send it via Facebook, Twitter, or Email to request to be sponsored by friends and family!
 

 

 

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Special Events

Please check back often for upcoming special events such as group outings to local sporting events and new program offerings.  

All Ability Athletes

3-5 yrs & Parent

 

Enjoy 6 weeks of parent/child classes which serve as an introduction to the wonderful world of sports! Skills and drills will be incorporated to introduce your child to a variety of sports. Sports include, but are not limited to, soccer, basketball, and t-ball. Children and parents will also enjoy playing classic games and some new ones too! Emphasis will be placed on following directions, cooperation, gross motor coordination & skills, and having fun. This inclusive class is appropriate for children ages 3-5 with a parent/guardian. Class instruction begins at 5:30pm. Parents and children are encouraged to enjoy free play and socialization for 15 minutes prior to class.
Monday evenings: 5:15pm-6:15pm
March 3-April 7
$107 JCC Members/$124 Guests
Please contact Jessica Walder, Assistant Director of Special Needs Services at 973-530-3507 or jwalder@jccmetrowest.org or
Sherri Feldscher, Sports & Recreation Director at 973-530-3425 or sfeldscher@jccmetrowest.org for additional information or to register.

VACATION PROGRAMS

 

 

PreSchool Sports and Fun Camp

Fun filled half day including sports and games in the gym. Hoops, balls, b

ean bags, parachute, scooters, soccer, t-ball, basketball and playtime in the pool.

Drop off and pick up in the Margulis Gymnasium
Please send a kosher peanut free dairy lunch
Please wear bathing suit and bring a towel and underwear. (Mark all belongings with child's name)

 

Nursery school closed Passover.  Please send a peanut free Kosher for Passover lunch.  Must be 3 years old by November 2013.

Thursday, April 17 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

 

For more information or to register contact Sherri Feldscher at
973 530 3425 or email sfeldscher@jccmetrowest.org
Register online at jccmetrowest.org

Cardio Tennis 

Cardio Tennis is a series of tennis-based drills and activities played to up-tempo music.  Cardio tennis does not require advanced tennis skills and is all about keeping your heart rate up, burning calories, and having fun!
 
Cardio Tennis includes a warm-up, cardio workout, and cool down phases.  If you are looking for a great new way to get in shape, burn calories, and improve your tennis game, why not try Cardio Tennis?
 
Much More Fun Than Gym Workouts!
 
Children’s Fun Run

Children Age 5-10

A fun Run for a great start to a healthy and fit life!

Join us for a program that includes proper stretching and warm up techniques and other fun fitness activities.  Each runner will receive a certificate and a medal.

This program is FREE!


Sunday, April 6
Sunday, June 1

But please pre-register to ensure your spot.

Find out More! Sherr Feldscher / 973 530 3425 or sfeldscher@jccmetrowest.org

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