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JCC Announces Naming Gift Donation to Create New Fitness Studio

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 10, 2024) – The Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center (JCC) Indianapolis has received a naming gift donation from Marcia and Bruce Sklare of Indianapolis, Ind. to support the creation of a new functional fitness studio. The new space will be named the Marcia and Bruce Sklare JFIT Studio. […]

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Water Safety This Summer

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Did you know May is Water Safety Month? Follow these tips to safely swim at the JCC’s Eskenazi Water Park and elsewhere this summer! Don’t Just Pack It, Wear a Life Jacket! Life jackets should be a given when heading to natural bodies of water, and even at the pool are a good choice for […]

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Swimming and More with the Swarms

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The JCC has been in the Swarm family’s orbit for a long time — not only do they live nearby, but when mom Christine worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, the JCC was a community partner, so when daughters Madeline and Maeve were born, Christine and dad Grant knew they wanted to […]

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An Indy Intergenerational Passover with the Katz Family

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With Passover right around the corner, many Jewish families are looking forward to celebrating the holiday with traditional Seders. David and Abby Katz, and their two sons Benjamin and Joseph, are looking forward to celebrating with family, friends, and good food. Passover for the Katzes’ has always been about gathering with family to celebrate the […]

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JCC Indianapolis Hiring Chief Executive Officer

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Summary For more than 100 years, the JCC Indianapolis has been a neighborhood and community resource to both the Jewish community as well as diverse populations in Indianapolis. From its start in 1914 in downtown Indianapolis at 23rd and Meridian as a place for Jewish immigrants to eat and socialize to its current location on Hoover Road, […]

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Three Generations of Strong Women in Law and JCC Tennis

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Ann DeLaney, Kathleen DeLaney and Emma Strenski are three of the fiercest women you’ll ever meet. As grandmother, mother and daughter who are all lawyers, they continue to break new ground: Ann was the first woman to be nominated for Indiana lieutenant governor in 1984; she and Kathleen founded DeLaney and DeLaney, one of the […]

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A1 Ajah: From the Basketball Court to the Group Ex Studio

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For Ajah Stallings, working out at the JCC is a family affair, in more ways than one. She grew up coming to the J, playing basketball and sitting in on the step classes her mom Reatha taught in the Mordoh Fitness Center’s Group Exercise Studio. Now, Ajah’s the one teaching HIIT classes (with Reatha always […]

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A Very Indy Chanukah, Simon/Bernstein-Style

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“The J Has Always Been There” Ellen Simon and Ellen Bernstein have both been JCC members as long as they can remember – Ellen B. was one of the Hoover Road location’s very first lifeguards (there are still people in their later decades who come up to her because they remember her teaching them to […]

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Lainna Cohen Talks Turkey

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From learning to swim, going to camp, and even getting her first job out of college, the JCC has always been an integral part of Lainna Cohen’s life. “I live right up the street, so Gertie and I love to walk around here all the time.” Lainna’s dog, a German Shepherd named Gertie, is a […]

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JCC Indy in Israel

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The J was thrilled to send two staff members and two teen athletes to Israel this spring and summer, as Myranda Tetzlaff, Director of CampJCC and Youth, was part of the national Jewish Community Center Association’s inaugural Martin Pear Fellowship, which enables JCC professionals to build and strengthen connections between their JCC communities and Israel, […]

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