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Sports & Recreation for the Whole Family

 

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Enrichment Classes

We offer Enrichment Classes for children 6 months through adults. Parent and child classes are offered for 6 months through 3 years. Preschool and grade school children can register for games classes, general sports classes, specific sport classes or combination sports and games classes. Golf, Karate, Tennis and Yoga are also offered and taught by professionals in their field. Most classes are led by full time JCC Sports & Recreation professionals.

The JCC and Sports Universe have teamed up to offer The Slam Dunk League.  This is a co-ed in house league for children in grades K thru 4.  The league runs December through March.  For boys and girls in grades 5 thru 12 traveling basketball leagues are offered.  For the winter season tryouts are typically held in October and league games normally begin in December.  For the summer, spring and fall season teams are put togteher based on interest.  Adult Basketball leagues run year round.  Our options include either 18+ Leagues or 35+ Temple leagues.  Players can sign up as a team or as an individual and be placed on a team.

Recreation Programs

Times are reserved throughout the week for adult, teen and family recreation. Our Recreation Programs are no fee and no advance registration required (except adult table tennis). They include: badminton, obstacle course, pickleball, soccer, table tennis, volleyball, and more. Check the Margulis gym schedule for a complete listing and days and times offered

Sports Specific Training

We offer private and semi private instruction for children, teens, and adults looking to improve their skills in basketball, golf, and tennis.

 

Junior Maccabi Program

We participate in the regional Junior Maccabi Games. This program is a one day event taking place on a Sunday in May. Jewish athletes ages 10-12 compete in a variety of sports including baseball, basketball, soccer, swimming, and tennis. Tryouts take place beginning in January.
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JCC Maccabi Games

Maccabi is a one week Olympic style athletic competition for Jewish teens ages 13-16. Tryouts take place beginning in January. Athletes that make one of our JCC teams travel with us one week in August. This is an international competition and different communities throughout the country host each year.
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Racquetball

We have two full size racquetball courts that are used for both matches between members as well as league play.  Leagues are offered on an ongoing basis throughout the year. 

Birthday Parties

Birthday parties for children ages 3 and up are offered. Our Gym Jam Party for ages 3 and 4 features a moon bounce and age appropriate activities. Sports and/or games parties are offered for children ages 5 and older. Our parties feature one hour in the gym with JCC staff leading the activities and one hour in a special room for you and your guests to celebrate.

Comments

We want to hear your feedback on special events, birthday parties, Enrichment Classes, Basketball leagues, anything else at the JCC! Contact Sherri Feldscher at sfeldscher@jccmetrowest.org

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Gaelen Center for the Arts

Something for everyone . . . Close to home!

Our Gaelen Center for the Arts features professional performances of the highest caliber in the Maurice Levin Theater, community arts programs, and art classes led by experienced instructors in professional studios. Each season is filled with fascinating and entertaining events for all ages.

For more information, contact Carol Berman, 973-530-3421, cberman@jccmetrowest.org.

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Looking for information about

Triple Threat Theater Camp?

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Visit our new JCC Maccabi section for more information on the JCC Maccabi ArtsFest

 


JCC Book Group

 

March

The Invisible Wall, 

by Harry Bernstein

Thursday, March 13, 7:30 PM

 

 

A gripping coming-of-age memoir of Bernstein's childhood in a poverty-stricken and religiously divided mill town in northern England before and during World War I. Home to both Christian and Jewish families, the street where Bernstein grew up was defined by the strict social and vocational segregation of the two religious groups. Bernstein deftly narrates the tale of his sister's forbidden love for a Christian boy from the other side of the street. From the perspective of his boyhood self, Bernstein offers a glimpse into a family riven by poverty, sibling jealousies, and an abusive, alcoholic father, yet held together tenaciously by a caring mother. In the tradition of Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes. (Library Journal Review)

 

 

 

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Children's Production Company Auditions

PETER PAN AUDITIONS FOR TUESDAY HAVE BEEN MOVED TO THURSDAY same times. Wednesday is on as scheduled, though please check in with the JCC before you come- we hope to see you there!

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JCC Maccabi & JR. Maccabi

jcc maccabi experience

Through JCC Maccabi Games and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest, young Jewish athletes share in the fun of competing and the pride of being part of a world-famous Olympic style event while Teen artists spend their days in master classes with professional artists-in-residence prepating for the closing event.  Both programs experience the joy of meeting their peers from North America and other countries in an event with Jewish content and values.

 

 

JCC Maccabi Games

The JCC Maccabi Games are a cultural as well as athletic event for Jewish teenagers. The Games take place annually in the summer. The Games feature a week of international athletic competitions, a community service project, home hospitality and evening social events. 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 learning more about JCC Maccabi Games? Click here or contact Sherri Feldscher, CJ, 973-530-3425 (sfeldscher@jccmetrowest.org).

Want to see what the national movement is doing? Go to www.jccmaccabigames.org. Check out the JCC Maccabi Israel website www.jccmaccabiisrael.org.

Junior Maccabi Program

We participate in the regional Junior Maccabi Games. This program is a one day event taking place on a Sunday in May. Jewish athletes ages 10-12 compete in a variety of sports including baseball, basketball, soccer, swimming, and tennis. Tryouts take place beginning in January.

Maccabi and Jr. Maccabi Information

 

JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® is an arts experience for Jewish teens taking place annually during the summer. It features home hospitality, includes opening and closing events, workshops, performances, exhibits, community service, and social activities, while it strengthens bonds to Jewish heritage, community and Israel.

Interested in learning more about JCC Maccabi ArtsFest? Click here or contact Carol Berman at 973-530-3421 (cberman@jccmetrowest.org).

Want to see what the national movement is doing? Go to http://www.jccmaccabiartsfest.org. Check out the JCC Maccabi Israel website www.jccmaccabiisrael.org.

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Join

*Join by 4/30/14 pay only $19 to register. Monthly dues still apply. New members only. Other exclusions may apply.
 

JCC MetroWest welcomes all ages, faiths, and backgrounds.

Sign up for a guest pass.

 

Now is a Great Time to Join!

CALL NOW! 973-530-3443

 

 

 

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Special Needs Services Homepage

JCC MetroWest Special Needs Services

A Community of Opportunity

Socialization •EducationRecreation • ChildrenTeensAdults

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

Jessica Walder, Assistant Director of Special Needs Services at 973-530-3507 or jwalder@jccmetrowest.org

Please contact Robin Cohen, Program Administrator at 973-530-3422 or rcohen@jccmetrowest.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!

VIEW OUR CLUB JCC 2013-14 NEWSLETTER!

 

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~Summer Camp

 

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.

Call or eMail us today!

973-929-2901
camps@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.

Post-Camp Programs

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
Find out more! 

Israel/International Opportunities

Living Bridges with Israel
Find out more!

Early Childhood Camps

Your Child’s First Real Camp Experience
Ages 2-5
Find out more!


Camp Deeny Riback

A Summer of Fun – A Lifetime of Memories
Ages 3-1/2- Grade 10
Find out more!


Exploration Camps

Explore a New World Every Day!
Grades K-5
Find out more!


Triple Threat Theater Camp

Acting, Dance, Song – All Summer Long!
Grades K-3 & 4-10
Find out more!


Club JCC Special Needs Programs

Enhancing the Lives of Children, Teens, and Adults with Special Needs
Grades PreK- Age 21
Find out more!


School Year Fun

Kids Club

The Place to Be Afterschool
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Vacation Programs

When School is Out – the JCC is In!
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Children & Youth - Home

Fun for Children & Youth at the JCC!

We offer a variety of activites for children and youth.

Join us for Kids Club

Vacation Program

Camp and so much more!

For more information click the department link on the right hand side


Call the Front Desk at 973-530-3406/ 973-530-3400 to register today.


 

 

 Join us all year long for our children's programs!!

Kids Club    

Vacation Programs

Birthday Parties

Exploration Camp

Camp Deeny Riback

Early Childhood Camps  And so much more... 

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Our School

Our Schools

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.

Our Location

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 (mreisman@jccmetrowest.org).

Our Facilities

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 Staff

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.

 

 

 

 

 


Nursery School
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
• Math
• Reading
• Science
• Art
• Music
• Computer Skills
• Social Responsibility

Full Day Kindergarten
Child must turn 5 by Dec 31.

Extended Hours Available

 

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Adult Enrichment - Home

Enrich your mind, body and spirit!

Come explore the numerous cultural, educational, recreational and social activities for adults at your Jewish Community Center. Learn new skills, travel the world, show off your theatrical talent, discuss current events, and much more.

Activities

Volunteering opportunities | Couples programming | Classes
Social events & day trips | Recreational programs | Travel opportunities

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Click here for 2013 JCC Metrowest SIXTY plus Living & Learning, the full catalog of activiities.

 

 

Programs, Classes & Cultural Diversions

The Center for Adult Enrichment offers a myriad of recreational, social and educational programs for adults. Participants include adults of different life stages from young singles and couples, to baby-boomer, empty nesters, and active seniors.

The Center for Adult Enrichment also provides the opportunity for personal growth, intellectual enrichment, skill development, and social networking.

 

 

Opportunities Include:

  • Travel
  • Life Long Learning
  • @ Leisure Groups
  • Margulies Senior Center

For further information, please contact
Sharon Gordon, 973-530-3480, sgordon@jccmetrowest.org.

Try these classes or programs on us…

Adult Clay Class
92nd Street Y Live Event
Carol Berman: cberman@jccmetrowest.org
973-530-3421

Special Needs Adult Sunday Dance
Rebecca Gallanter: rgallanter@jccmetrowest.org
973-530-3478

Jewish Education Class (including Hebrew and Yiddish)
Rhonda Lillianthal: rlillianthal@jccmetrowest.org
973-530-3519

Friday Reel Film Series Class
Carol Berman: cberman@jccmetrowest.org
973-530-3421

Spend a Day at a JCC Senior Center
Sharon Gordon: sgordon@jccmetrowest.org
973-530-3480

Adult Swim Class
Kathy Torre: ktorre@jccmetrowest.org
973-530-3522


Certain restrictions apply, including:

  • Advanced registration required

  • Based on availability

  • Must be a first time participant in the class or program

  • One complimentary session per program

This offer is valid through
December 31, 2013.

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SOTA: School of the Arts

JCC MetroWest School of the Arts

The JCC MetroWest School of the Arts is a perfect place for children and adults to begin their own artistic journey. SOTA celebrates the process, performance and enjoyment of art, dance, and music, enriching the lives of people throughout the MetroWest area.

Art

SOTA offers studio art classes and workshops for all ages, taught by a dedicated faculty of experienced artists and art educators. In the studios, students are encouraged to experiment with materials and explore a variety of ways to interpret their ideas in art.

Early Childhood

  • Creative Construction
  • Creative Clay
  • Fun with Clay
  • Art Explorer
  • Children's Art Therapy Groups at JCC MetroWest

Grade School

  • Draw, Paint, Create!
  • Ceramics I
  • Collossal Creations

Adults

  • Adult Ceramics • Handbuilding
  • Art Lovers Odyssey
  • Painting Workshop

Dance

Kids, teens and adults at all levels of training can take classes in ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, and more. Our professional faculty are committed to a positive, supportive approach to ensure that our students develop into strong, injury-free dancers and confident individuals.

Early Childhood

  • Pre-Ballet
  • Ballet 1
  • Ballet and Tap
  • Big Kids on Broadway Musical Theater
  • Hip Hop
  • Happy Nappers - Pre-Ballet

Grade School

  • Ballet & Tap
  • Hip Hop I
  • Big Kids Sing Sing Sing

 

Teens

Fischell Jazz Dance Fellowship

For more information about any of the dance classes listed above please contact Melissa Brody (School of the Arts Assistant Manager) at mbrody@jccmetrowest.org

Music/Improvisation/Film

We offer a variety of experiences for our students to enjoy - from voice and piano lessons, to specialty classes, to our film series. SOTA provides a well-rounded artistic experience to the culturally inclined individual.

All Ages

  • Percussion Lessons
  • Piano Lessons
  • Voice Lessons

Adults

  • Explore Your Groove
  • Adult Improvisation
  • NJJFF Reel Film Series

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