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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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3 Tips for Children Who Have Never Played Sports

And Another 3 for the Parents Who Coach Them As Director of Athletics, parents often ask me if it’s okay for their children to play sports if they’ve never played the sport before. Yes! Here are three tips for getting started: Look for an Introductory Program. The JCC’s youth sports programs are designed to teach the basics to those who are playing …

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7 Tips for Making a Resolution That Sticks

So you’ve made yourself a promise. You told your friends and family, this is the year! You’re going to cut back on sweets, eat more vegetables and work out every day! That mini marathon you just signed up for is just a warm-up for the Tough Mudder, Spartan series race and the USAT Ironman championships in Hawaii you plan to …

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9 Tips for Healthier Holiday Cooking, and Eating!

Fact: The greatest number of heart attacks occurs on the same three days each year. According to a study published in the journal Circulation, you are most likely to die from a heart attack during the winter holidays. Overindulgence is one key factor: over the holidays, we tend to overeat in general, consuming too much unhealthy fats and sodium. How …

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10 Tips for Choosing a Summer Camp

Looking for a summer program for your child that will allow them to have fun, make friends, be safe and develop new skills?  Be sure to ask any program you are considering these questions to ensure your child will have a blast and the program meets your needs for appropriateness and safety. What is the camp’s philosophy? Is it one …

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6 Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Does Halloween start the downward slippery slide off of your health goals? It is easy to get derailed this time of year when so many holidays fall in succession. Every January, I see a spike in the number of clients trying to lose weight after a torrent of holiday parties and excess but it typically begins with Halloween. Here are …

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Jews Telling Jokes–Old and Otherwise

Who knows when Jewish Humor began? Nu, there is humor in the Torah and the Mishnah. Getting a little closer to home, American comedy would be very different if not for Jewish humorists. Here, in no particular order is a tiny sampling of the Jewish people who have made America laugh. See if you recognize any of them-Jon Stewart, the …

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