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JCC MetroWest Special Needs Services
A Community of Opportunity
Socialization •Education • Recreation • Children • Teens • Adults
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 Robin Cohen, Program Administrator at 973-530-3422 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information or to register for a program.
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We Have What You're Looking For...
We serve diverse populations and welcome people of all backgrounds to join us.
- We are a warm and friendly community.
- We offer programs, activities, trips, resources, referrals, workshops, respite, and support.
- We are open seven days a week, all year long.
- Morning, afternoon, after school, and evening options available.
- We provide inclusion for all ages as well as self-contained opportunities.
- We are creative and will work with you - let us know what your needs are.
- Real Life Choices / SDDS Approved Provider State of New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)
Participate in JCC Life to the Fullest
■ Life skills and programming
■ Adaptive aquatics
■ Sports and recreation
■ Personal training
■ Summer camp and summer programs
■ After school enrichment
■ Jewish education
■ Community events
■ Social skills training
JCC Membership is not required. We work on a fee-for-service basis.
Ask us about community service volunteer opportunities for teens and adults!
REGISTRATION FOR WINTER/SPRING SESSION IS ONGOING! - REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID BEING CLOSED OUT! REGISTRATION ONGOING FOR ADULT DAY PROGRAM!
GET CREATIVE WITH CLUB JCC, Ages 15-30. Preregistration required. Creative fine arts program in partnership with Arts Unbound. 7 Sundays through 3/30/14. Next session: Sunday, March 9, 1:00-3:00 pm. Location Cooperman JCC.
NEXT ADULT SUNDAY, Sunday, March 23, 2014. Ages 18 + . Preregistration required. Dropoff 1:00 pm for lunch/bowling location TBA, pickup 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, March 23, 2014. Ages 13-18. Preregistration required. Lunch/Movie location TBA. Fee includes lunch/admissions. Additional spending money optional/on your own. Intake interview required for new participants.
NEXT JUNIOR SUNDAY , Sunday, March 9, 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, April 6, 2014 SPRING FLING. 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, Saturday, March 8, 2014. Golden Dragon Acrobats at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown. Dropoff 6:45 pm SHARP, pickup 9:45 pm SHARP at Cooperman JCC. Transportation, admissions, staffing included. Preregistration required. Intake interview required for new participants.
Join our e-mail list to receive the latest updates on new programs and to receive our 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!
Thank you for joining us to raise awareness and funds for
Club JCC Special Needs Services!
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL DANCE-A-THON!!
Check here for further updates as the event draws closer
SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015
(snow date 2/7/15)
Tentative Information: $20 Admission includes a serving of baked ziti, a salad, and drink. Raffle tickets & additional snacks available for purchase.
For more information, please contact Rebecca Gallanter, Director of Special Needs Services at 973-530-3478 (email@example.com) or Jessica Walder, Assistant Director of Special Needs Services at 973-530-3507 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you are interested in volunteering on the Dance-A-Thon Committee please contact Rebecca Gallanter at email@example.com or 973-530-3478. The committee is comprised of teens, individuals with disabilities, and family members.
Real Life Choices/Self-Determination Approved Provider State of New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)
This year's Dance-A-Thon 2014 was proudly sponsored by generous donations of raffle prizes from the following:
Cafe at the J
Eagle Rock Diner
New Jersey Devils
New York Giants
New York Jets
Pleasantdale Kosher Meat Market
Robyn G Accessories
CareLink @ Super Sunday: A Community Day of Caring
December 4, 2011
Alex Aidekman Jewish Community Campus
901 Route 10, Whippany
Feel how good it feels to give back!
More information coming soon.
Join the Morris County Connection, United Jewish Communities of MetroWest, the Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life and Jewish Family Service for a Super Sunday afternoon filled with community service projects appropriate for families.
WELCOME TO THE WELLNESS INSTITUTE
Heidi Schnapp, M.A., CSW, your JCC Health Services Navigator, is available onsite in the Wellness Institute office, Monday through Friday or by appointment. Consider her a liaison between you and the extensive roster of physicians, clinicians, and medical services available at the Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Please stop by to visit, call (973) 322-5620, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please click on the image below to view the Winter-Spring programs offered by Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute.
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Gaelen Center for the Arts Staff
Carol Berman, a graduate of the University of Miami with a BFA in Performance has spent the better part of her 'grown up' life in the midst of early childhood. Carol is the Manager of the Gaelen Center For The Arts as well as Director of the JCC MetroWest School of the Arts and Triple Threat Theater Camp and directs all the Children Production Company and Teen Production Company musicals at the Maurice Levin Theater on the campus of the JCC MetroWest in West Orange, NJ. Carol owns TCW, LLC, an entertainment company for all occasions and a rolodex of classes and experiences for parents/guardians and their favorite youngsters, as well as being a registered and certified Music Together facilitator. Carol Berman teaches and lectures throughout the tri-state area a variety of subjects including You CAN do this: Learning To Love Music and Movement In The Early Childhood Classroom; Improv for the Young Actor; Adult Improv; On Camera: A Way To Self-Esteem, among other high energy classes and lectures. If all of this wonderful nonsense called "Life" isn't enough - Carol and her three 'boys' reside in Livingston with their new pup Buster, PuffBall, Flappy and the Fish.
Samara Grossman is an actor, choreographer, teaching artist and adventure seeker. She has been on the stage in such roles as "Sarah" in COMPANY; "Catherine" in ARMS AND THE MAN; "Grace/Maggie" in WORKING; "Sally" in A LIE OF THE MIND; "Woman II" in CLOSER THAN EVER and many more throughout the Tri-State area. As a Choreographer, Samara has worked all over New York and New Jersey at such venues as The Players Theater (OFF BROADWAY), William Paterson University, JCC MetroWest, JCC on the Palisades, the Wayne "Y", the Clifton "Y", Riverdell High School and others. Her teaching as brought her from Westchester to West Orange teaching all forms of Dance (theater dance, choreography, ballet, tap, modern, hip hop, movement for actors); Acting; Musical Theater; Creative Writing; Poetry; Audition Technique and has been known to teach a cooking class here and there. She comes from many years at the NJY Camps and had a stint at the Dr Joy Browne show for CBS as well as Disney Theatricals on Broadway for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, KING DAVID, the NYC premier of HERCULES and the load in for THE LION KING. Samara attended the Idyllwild Arts Academy for Musical Theater, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy for Musical Theater and received her BA from William Paterson University in English Literature.
Lisa Suss is an arts activist and advocate as well as an active professional artist. She often serves as an art ahow juror and installs art for art exhibits, homes and corporate spaces.
Lisa spent 8 years as the chairperson of the West Orange Arts Council and was instrumental in the Council's development. She continues to serve on the Arts Council Board of Trustees. She is a juried member of Exhibitor's Co-op, a well-known artists' exhibiting group which shows in New Jersey and surrounding states and was also a founding member of the Essex County Arts Advisory Board.
As the Visual Arts Manager for JCC MetroWest, she is responsible for programming and managing four exhibition spaces-the Gaelen Galleries at the West Orange and Whippany's Laurenberg Family Center, as well as the Arts Lobby and Steiner Court Showcases and Roland Exhibition Corridor in West Orange. She is also the coordinator for the annual Gaelen Juried Arts Show & Sale.
Miriam Gardin, Director NJJFF
Miriam is an arts manager and artist with an extensive background in live performance. Through her producing company, Mpresentations, Miriam produced and directed the world premiere of The Divine Mr. Average by Tim Carlson in D.C.’s 2006 Capital Fringe Festival, and is working on new projects. Previously, Miriam served as Development Director for The Ensemble Studio Theatre in NYC. Before that, she worked for Situation Interactive, providing marketing and advertising services to theatrical clients such as Disney Theatrical Group. She has also worked for Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Performing Arts Chicago, and Young Judaea. In Israel, Miriam was the artistic and managing director of Center Stage Theatre, producing, directing, and performing in stage and film productions. Through her company Mitzvah Coach, Miriam privately coaches B’nai Mitzvah students and parents in presentation skills. She holds an MFA in performing arts management from Brooklyn College and a BFA in theatre performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.
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