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Mrs. Grimm’s High Holidays Honey Cake

(Published Aug 25, 2021) Beth Grimm (aka “Mrs. Grimm”) is part of the fabric of the JCC – she’s been coming to the facility since she was 10 years old and has worked in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program for over 40 years. “It’s always been a sense of community and family,” she said. “Going through life’s journeys, the …

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Cathy Kravitz, Renaissance Woman

Cathy Kravitz (Jewish white woman with blonde hair in her 60s wearing an ivory sweater and mask) standing in front of a colorful mural

(Published Feb 22, 2021) Having been a member for over 30 years, Cathy Kravitz is something of a JCC celebrity. As a daily lap swimmer who has also participated in dance aerobics and tennis programs, taught art to the kids in the Early Childhood Education program and even exhibited in the JCC’s art gallery, she has a finger in several …

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Ms. Kate’s Recipe for the High Holidays

(Published Sep 17, 2019) For ECE teacher Kate O. and her daughter Miriam, the High Holidays mean a solid month of everything being sticky, thanks to Miriam’s love of dipping apples in honey, a Rosh Hashana custom. But even more than that, Kate and Miriam love the communal aspects of celebrating the High Holidays, whether that’s hearing the shofar (ram’s …

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

(Published Apr 1, 2015) 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 …

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9 Tips for Healthier Holiday Cooking, and Eating!

(Published Nov 20, 2014) 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 …

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In the Kitchen with Katherine

(Originally published on June 1, 2014) JCC Director of Health and Wellness, Katherine Matutes, Ph.D., CPT, RYT 200, is fantastic in the kitchen. Her recipes are simple, easy, delicious and best of all, healthy! Katherine’s specialty is getting kids excited about good food. Try the following recipe on grilled chicken, fish or hamburgers or turn it into an amazing salad by …

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