NFI Sports Award Dinner
The stars aligned for the 2019 Sports Award Dinner, bringing together powerhouse Sixers players Joel Embiid and Al Horford alongside GM Elton Brand.
The evening raised $350,000 for the JCC's youth sports and special needs programs.
Pictured here are Event Chair Jeff Brown representing NFI with Embiid, Horford and Brand.
JMedia Studio Opens
The Katz JCC opened its JMedia Studio in January 2020, a creative space for creative minds. Kids are able to dabble in sound making, recording, video creation and editing, podcasting and broadcasting.
From STEM to holiday celebrations, Shabbat, basketball and more, it was a year to remember...the pictures say a thousand words!
Families came out in droves to enjoy a socially distant, outdoor experience at Family Camp. Boating, splash park, arts and crafts, STEM activities and archery are just a few of the offerings families enjoyed during the "camp" day.
We loved every minute of it! The care you took in arranging the age-appropriate activities and social distancing options was amazing! Your staff was courteous, knowledgeable and helpful.
Welcome back to Early Childhood!
The Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center infants and toddler program resumed in mid-July, and the sounds of little voices in the hallways of ECE put a smile on everyone's faces.
The 2020-2021 school year began on August 31 for over 130 children in the Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center. The ECE administrative team and faculty worked tirelessly leading up to the first day to provide a safe environment for all the children, their families and the staff.
I was so impressed by all the time, care and effort of the Early Childhood Team in preparation for a new and different school year. My daughter is thriving now that she is back with friends, in a school setting and a place she knows and loves!"
Cherry Hill Volvo Cars Jewish Film Festival
Our annual Film Festival pivoted to an all-online program this year, which each of the 12 feature film screenings averaging over 200 viewers. Post-film discussions, many of which were complimented by directors, producers and experts, were lively, well-attended and thought provoking.
There are no words to express my appreciation for the JCC and all that is being offered to members during this most difficult time. The pool is so well run and so clean, with sensible rules in place to make us feel safe. The staff is friendly and helpful always. I can't thank you enough for your efforts on our behalf. You do an amazing job!!!
ACHaD Basketball Returns
30 participants came out for the Fall 2020 season of ACHaD Squadron Basketball, which teaches skills and develop basketball skills to individuals with special needs.
The fall looks a little different, as sessions are being held in the Katz JCC parking lot, masks must be worn and social distancing and other precautions will be implemented. But, there's no lack of fun and the participants are thrilled to be back after 6 months apart!
Thank you! Grateful to ACHaD, Eric, Linda and all of the amazing volunteers!"
Katz JCC Pro-Am
The JCC hosted the Pro-Am, its first in-person event since the pandemic, at Galloway National Golf Club on September 15. Over 100 golfers enjoyed a day of golf on this elite course, and the event raised $135,000 to benefit the JCC Camps Financial Assistance Fund, including those campers in the Open Hearts/Open Doors special needs inclusion program.