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Meet Sarah

The JCC values diversity and inclusiveness and welcomes all people regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, range of abilities or religion. Investing In The Future of our young people means providing them opportunities to create friendships with a diverse group of peers. Need for Support Sarah M. is 12 years old, has been a member of the J her entire …

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Meet the Ellis Family

Investing In The Future of our school age kids is important for families who depend on responsible and reliable afterschool programs. Parents are able to focus on their careers and provide support for their families worry‐free from the stress of how their children will be cared for. It Takes a Village As the saying goes, it takes a village to …

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Meet the Reckamp Family

Meet the Reckamp Family

The JCC is celebrating 60 years in its current location on Hoover Road. At every significant moment in an institution’s history, it’s good to stop and look back, then move forward purposefully in designing a path for the future. The JCC believes that path includes Investing In The Future, and over the next six days we will share six stories …

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JCC Insider: Les and Mark Schaffer

Les and Mark Schaffer

As a former ER nurse, Les Schaffer knows firsthand how important it is to take care of your body and has established a well-rounded routine because of it. She does personal training, participates in group exercise classes like Pilates and cycling, and works with Katherine Matutes, Ph.D., the JCC’s staff nutritionist. Her husband, Mark also comes to the JCC two …

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JCC Members Volunteer in Israel

If you had the chance to volunteer on an Israeli military base, would you do it? For JCC members Keith and Rita Pitzele, Michael Kleinman and Marcy Ekhaus, the answer was a resounding “Yes!” In late 2017, they and nine other North Americans traveled with Volunteers for Israel (in partnership with the Israeli organization Sar-El) to spend time on a …

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A bit about Anita

You’ll notice that the JCC has a new Director of Recreational Sports, Anita Hernandez. A graduate of Ball State in Interpersonal Communication, Anita has a passion for sports and loves a challenge. She has competed in three sprint triathlons and in her free time, plays in a volleyball league. Anita loves working with kids. I think it’s important for kids …

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Celebration and Commemoration

Chag Pesach Sameach (Happy Passover) to all JCC members and neighbors in our community. Soon we will be commemorating Yom HaShoah (Apr 12) or Holocaust Memorial Day and Yom HaZikaron (Apr 18) Israel Memorial Day for fallen soldiers. Part of Jewish culture is to acknowledge and learn from the solemn and balance it with celebration. So, it is unique to …

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The War of Yom Kippur 1973

Written by Lynne, oldest grandchild of Hertzel Tzadok and daughter of JCC Member Shirley Tzadok Alkobi During Yom Kippur 1973 when my Grandpa Hertzel Tzadok finished praying and came home, he was summoned to go and fight in a war. When he found out about this he was 22 years old. He was very surprised and no one in Israel …

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Meet Becca

A recent graduate of Butler University with a BS in Arts Administration, Becca based her degree in nonprofit management in hopes of engaging youth. Most of her previous experience has been in bringing social justice leadership skills to youth through interactive activities and artistic expression. She also worked for a Jewish summer camp in Wisconsin (OSRUI), incorporating Jewish values and …

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Hosting an Israeli Camp Counselor

In 2017, the Block family (Jeremy, Kelli, Teixler [6] and Hunter [3]) hosted a shlicha, Amit, for the summer. “Shlicha” is an Israeli camp counselor.  “We had a lot of apprehension in the beginning, just because we can be messy and crazy, but she just kind of fit in and the kids both really loved her,” Jeremy said. “[Amit] made …

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