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Kickin’ It With Kenneth

(Published May 24, 2022) Watch Kenneth H. in either his tae kwon do class or swim lessons, and you’ll be impressed by the way he moves his legs. In warm-up stretches, he’s flexible enough to bring his foot higher than his face. Then once he starts kicking with purpose, his movements are graceful yet powerful and his aim is straight …

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Youth Soccer at the J with Coach Jennie

Jennie Carr (white woman in patterned sweater and maroon leggings) talking to a young girl in a yellow JCC soccer shirt, striped leggings and bright pink shin pads and cleats, as other children in yellow and green JCC soccer shirts take a water break.

(Published Mar 10, 2020) Jennie Carr and her family have been JCC members for almost eight years and throughout that time have come in to the facility at least five days a week. The kids have been involved in several areas of the J — early childhood, afterschool care, camp, basketball, martial arts, dance, gymnastics — but the family has …

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Meet Master Mike

(Published Sep 27, 2018) Master Mike Marienthal has taught Karate for Kids at the JCC for 39 years and started coming to the J for preschool two decades before that, so this place really is his home away from home. Here’s some of what this JCC Indy institution had to say during a recent interview. On lessons karate teaches outside …

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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 Frank Miroff

Written by Director of Advancement, Anna Price (May 11, 2015) 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 many …

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3 Tips for Children Who Have Never Played Sports

And Another 3 for the Parents Who Coach Them (Published Mar 10, 2015) 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 …

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