1391 Martine Ave. Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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We regret to report that our JCC is closed indefinitely.  At this time, we are also postponing all scheduled programs in April.  Click here to see all recent JCC emails about our closure and COVID-19.  

Welcome to the Virtual JCC!


 

Welcome to the Virtual JCC!  

During this unprecedented time, we want to stay in touch with all of you as best we can!  
Here are some resources to help you stay busy and connected - programming that the JCC staff put together and that they recommend.  
Enjoy! 
Please check back daily because we will be adding new content.
 And if you have any suggestions, click here and let us know!

 

Stay in Touch with Your JCC Community

Follow us on:
https://www.facebook.com/jccofcentralnj/
https://www.facebook.com/CampYachad/
https://www.youtube.com/jccofcentralnj1/

Join our JCC communities on Facebook:
JCC Fitness and Wellness
JCC of Central NJ Aquatics, Sports and Rec
After School at the J

 

Aquatics 

Hello, Seahorse parents!  We really miss being in the pool with your little swimmers!  
Even though we cannot offer you learning and  fun in the water right now, 
here are some videos that will show you how to always enjoy and stay safe around and in water. 

Click here for all the Longfellow series

 

While we can't be in the pool with our little swimmers, AquaMobile brings it to the bathtub!

 Here are some bath time activities to help condition your babies for the water.

 

Arts & Culture

Randi Zucker, Director of Arts & Culture and Karen Sanders, Arts & Culture Coordinator are thrilled to announce that one of the JCC's favorite film distributors, Menemsha Films, is making some of their wonderful Jewish films available for .99 cents per film through Amazon Prime or the iTunes Store.  Take this time to watch a new film or perhaps watch one of our past Film Festival films a second time!

 Available Menemsha movies:
1945 • 24 Days • Across the Waters • Aftermath • Closed Season • Dough • Fanny’s Journey • Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel • In Search of Israeli Cuisine • Inside Hana’s Suitcase • La Rafle • Let Yourself Go • Mr. Kaplan • Natasha • Nicky’s Family • Once in a Lifetime • Rabin In His Words • Restoration • Run Boy Run • Shalom Bollywood • Shelter • 
Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream • The Art Dealer • The Interpreter • The Light of Hope • The Matchmaker • The Outrageous Sophie Tucker • The Rape of Europa • The Testament • The Waldheim Waltz • The Women’s Balcony • The Zigzag Kid • To Life! • Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort

Consider joining an online mah jongg community – you can play/practice with bots, other players and even with your friends by creating a private table!  
Click here to sign up for 8 free games per day or a small fee for unlimited games.
Instructions for creating/coordinating a private table are on the app, but if you are having any problems, contact Karen Sanders at ksanders@jccnj.org ...she's an expert!


Here are some great Israeli TV shows and movies.  Enjoy.  Consider.  Discuss.  Debate.

Our Boys, Docudrama, HBO • Fauda, Spy Thriller, Netflix • Shtisel, TV Drama, Netflix • When Heroes Fly, TV Drama, Netflix • The Spy, Action Thriller, Netflix • In Treatment, TV Drama, Amazon, Hulu, HBO • Homeland, TV Drama, Amazon, Hulu, Showtime • Srugim, TV Dramedy, Amazon Prime • False Flag, Adventure, Hulu • Hashoter Hatov  - "The Good Cop", TV Comedy, Netflix • Mossad 101, Action Drama, Netflix • The Operative, Mystery/Spy Thriller, Amazon Prime, Vidu, YouTube, Google Play •
The Spider in the Web, Mystery/Spy Thriller, Amazon Prime, Vidu, YouTube, Google Play • The Angel, Docudrama/Thriller, Netflix • Red Sea Diving Resort, Drama, Netflix
Maktub, Action-Comedy, Netflix • The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch, Dramedy, Netflix

Back in February, when things were a little less uncertain (remember that???), Stephanie Butnick, author of the Newish Jewish Encyclopedia and one of the hosts of the podcast Unorthodox, visited our JCC.  Unorthodox is the world’s leading Jewish podcast - but you don’t have to be Jewish to love it!  Hosted by Butnick and partners Mark Oppenheimer and Liel Leibovitz of Tablet Magazine, each episode features interesting guests (one Jewish and one gentile), News of the Jews, and so much more.
Click here to listen at no charge.

   

Early Childhood

Let us help you at bedtime with these readings by JCC teachers and staff! 

Click here for Bedtime Stories

 Here's this week's Shabbat video!  Shabbat Shalom!

 

Fitness & Wellness

Recorded workout videos from our fantastic fitness staff.  Stay fit.  Stay healthy. 

   
 

Our awesome Fitness Director Jenny Siegel recommends Les Mills who is a leader in group fitness programming.  You'll find a full range of choreographed group fitness classes ranging from strength, cardio, core and dance fitness to mind/body and low impact classes. All Les Mills classes are licensed and feature great playlists. 
 
 
 
 
Health & Wellness Director Debi Price, who has guided countless JCC members through their fitness and wellness regimens for years, wants to ensure everyone's wellness as we confront these uncertain days.  The anxiety and stress caused by this uncertainty and the reality of social distancing can adversely affect  your immunity and trigger other issues. We need to remember to take a deep breath and be sure to care of ourselves. 
 
 

 

 

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