Today’s Building Hours: 5:30AM - 10:00PM

Author: Katie Maurer

  • Building community under one roof

    Posted by Katie Maurer on October 11, 2019 | Share

    It’s always exciting when the sukkah is constructed in the J’s courtyard each year to celebrate the holiday of Sukkot. There’s something about the sheltered space that makes us want to come together as a community to share special celebrations and even simple, everyday moments in the spirit of Sukkot: joining a friend to catch up over a cup…

  • This fall, the J launched its new Afternoon Enrichment program which builds on the strengths of its well-known Children & Family classes while catering to the needs of growing kids as they begin to transition from toddlerhood to school-age. The redesigned curriculum is based around scheduled “blocks” that alternate between active classes and more low-key learning, designed for kids…

  • Keeping Cool with Aquatic Workouts

    Posted by Katie Maurer on July 02, 2019 | Share

    This summer, move your workout to the water! Working out in the water offers plenty of different health benefits. Water increases resistance, forcing your muscles to work harder and in different ways, therefore burning more calories. At the same time, your body’s buoyancy in water makes aquatic workouts much easier on your joints. In addition to the simple bonus…

  • Well, here we are, after two weeks of nonstop activities and a rollercoaster of emotions we’ve made it to the finish line. Yesterday we visited the Old City, on the way there we noticed the entire city of Jerusalem was completely shut down, shops were closed, no public transport, barely anyone out on the sidewalks, because of Shabbat. We…

  • Just a few dozen empty shelves—that is all that remains of at least 1 million people who perished in the Holocaust. Entire communities wiped out, families destroyed, lives ended—most of these recorded in boxes of testimony that sit on shelves in the final room at Yad Vashem. But the stories of so many people, our people, have not been…