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A bit about Anita

(Published May 16, 2018) 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 …

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Meet Becca

(Published Feb 19, 2018) 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), …

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Hosting an Israeli Camp Counselor

(Published Jan 22, 2018) 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,” …

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Meet Abby

(Published July 17, 2017) Hi! I am Abby Endebrock (soon to-be Sweeney!) and I have loved every minute of my experience at the JCC. A little background – I am originally from Omaha, NE and went to school at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where I obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Family Science, as well as a double Minor in …

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Confidence-building Swim Lessons

(Published June 29, 2017) The JCC is the place to be for Horizons at St. Richard’s. Horizons is a transformative six-week summer program that offers high quality learning for children outside of the school year. The mission of Horizons is to close the summer learning gap for Indianapolis kids from low income families through: intensive academic enrichment from pre-K to …

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Welcome Bridey Stangler

(Published May 25, 2017) If you are familiar with our school-age programs, you have most likely already met our new Director of Camps & Youth Programs. If you haven’t…well, you are missing out. Bridey comes to us with a wealth of experience in JCCs, camps and youth programs. Bridey is thrilled to be joining the Indy JCC! She grew up in the …

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Board President Knows What It’s Like to Have No J

(Published Aug 1, 2016) “The reason I’m involved with the JCC in Indianapolis goes back to my childhood. I guess you can say that if you want to make an impression upon a person, do it when they’re young. That’s exactly what happened with me,” said Keith Pitzele, newly-elected president of the JCC board (he served as president previously 1991-93). …

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Do I Need a Personal Trainer?

(Published Jul 5, 2016) Below are three case studies of JCC members who work with personal trainer, Javan Odinga. They shared with us why they started using a personal trainer and why they keep coming back. Case Study 1: David C After a 15-year hiatus from working out, David C. met with Javan. Based on David’s goals to lose weight …

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I Love Goooooooould

(Published Apr 18, 2016) 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 …

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Our new BBYO City Director

(Published Apr 1, 2016) 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 …

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