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Monthly Archive: February 2016

  • 5 Reasons for Girls & Women to Play Sports

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on February 29, 2016 | Share

    March 8 is International Women’s Day, and while celebrating strong, healthy women is part of what we do daily, we’re very excited for this holiday. When you see young girls and women achieving goals through sport, the historical context of women being expected to be frail and submissive gets turned on its head. The benefits of sports are no…

  • Keeping Play Strong

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on February 15, 2016 | Share

    If you were to type “the benefits of play for children,” into Google, the search engine mammoth would spit back approximately 446,000,000 responses. While we all know that Google isn’t foolproof, and that many of those responses would be a dud, that’s still quite an impressive number of resources touting the importance of children being able to play –…

  • Arts in the J Community

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on February 01, 2016 | Share

    It’s no secret that being an active member of a community helps with more than personal fulfillment. Health benefits of community involvement are far-reaching, from lowering depression to improving life longevity and quality. Often, finding that sense of community is a search that continues for years. One way of finding that sense of community is through the arts. After…