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I Love Goooooooould

Meet Jim Gould and Have Fun with Fitness Even though JCC personal trainer Jim Gould doubted himself when he started a pre-retirement career in fitness (he was the oldest in his class by about 30 years!), he’s found his niche. “I bring energy, wisdom and age and I think people have appreciated that,” he said. “Anybody can get back in …

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Our new BBYO City Director

Please join us in welcoming Ariel Movshovich to the JCC as our new BBYO City Director. She recently moved to Indy with her fiancé after living in Israel for five years. She holds a double major in Business Administration and Jewish Studies from Emory University, and a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Ariel has …

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Bee Healthy

Bee Pollen is the Only Food You’ll Ever Need It appears that bees know a thing or two bee pollen about producing the perfect food. Bee pollen contains all of the essential minerals required by the body. And, because the pollen is meant for young bees, 40% of it is protein, half in the form of amino acids that are …

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Bodybuilder Lands at JCCindy

18 Years of Personal Training Experience on Three Continents Born and raised in Kenya, Javan Odinga is a Hoosier by marriage. “I was living in Qatar, my wife was in the U.S. and my son in Kenya,” Odinga says. “My favorite activity is spending time with family because we’re now all in the same place.” Once in Indianapolis, Odinga chose …

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A Typical Day at the J

On any given weekday between 8-10 am, you’ll find a group of regulars who came to the JCC for a variety of reasons, but who now say they keep coming back because of the friendship they’ve developed. “We know each other through the stairs (the stair stepping machine),” Sandy Nachlis said. “We didn’t know each other until we met here. …

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Making a Splash Against National Lifeguard Shortage

Where have all the lifeguards gone? It used to be a sweet gig as a teenager to land a summer job as a lifeguard. Now, there is a shortage of lifeguards nationwide. Reports from NPR, Boston Globe and our own Indy Star tell of the problem, but no one has a solution. Yet. We are fortunate to have a number …

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JCC Tennis Shows Sportsmanship at Sectionals

Photo by Pamela Jackson

One of the great things about working at the JCC is I get to meet some incredible kids who are not only gifted athletes, but super people as well. I was really excited this summer because two of our Junior Tennis teams—our 12 & Under and 10 & Under—qualified for sectionals. And they played spectacularly. The first day, we had …

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Meet Frank Miroff

Since joining the JCC staff as Director of Advancement last October, I’ve discovered that one of the most rewarding things about working at the JCC is getting to know lots of interesting and inspiring people. One individual who’s right up there at the top of my list is Frank Miroff. Now retired, Frank was a leading Indianapolis litigation attorney for …

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Help Celebrate Earth Day

April 22 marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement 45 years ago. On this day in 1970, Earth Day organizers capitalized on an emerging consciousness in this country to put environmental concerns front and center. At the JCC, after three very successful previous Earth Day celebrations, almost one year of planning and hard …

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Grandma Teddy’s Passover Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe + A Little History

This recipe came straight from my grandmother’s kitchen. They’ve been a staple at my family Passover for as long as I can remember. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies You’ll need: Next: Cream the sugars and butter together. Add vanilla and eggs and mix until well combined. Add Cake Meal and continue …

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