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Mayerson JCC Blog

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • This morning we woke up at our host families’ houses bright and early. Then they dropped us off at a local high school where we participated in a Yom Hazikaron ceremony. During the ceremony, a siren went off indicating a moment of silence, in which the entire country goes quiet and pays respect. Yom Hazikaron…