Monthly Archives: May 2014

A summer opportunity

Ticia Andrews can breathe easier this summer, thanks to Camp By The Sea in Margate.

The Egg Harbor Township woman won’t actually be attending the camp. But the fact she and her husband can send their 8-year-old twins to the camp makes things a lot easier for the working parents — and others like them.

Kids may cheer when school lets out for the summer, but for working parents of young children, such as the Andrews, the annual end of classes prompts a search for programs to keep their children safe and busy during the summer months. (read more)

Donations ensure summer program at Atlantic City Boys & Girls Club

Atlantic City’s Boys & Girls Club will have a summer program. But more work — and a lot of money — is needed to keep going beyond that.

The club closed May 8, after falling $150,000 into debt.

David Ross was put in charge of trying to right the financial woes and given a two-week deadline to have enough to reopen for at least a limited summer program. (read more)

JFS vs. JCC Golf Tournament Raises $45,000 for Agencies’ Programs

Co-Chairs(Margate, NJ – June 6, 2014) – The JFS vs JCC Golf Tournament, a collaborative fundraising event between Jewish Family Service and the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center raised more than $45,000 to benefit the agencies’ missions to provide programs and services that enhance and enrich the lives of individuals and families in Atlantic County. On Thursday, May 29th at Linwood Country Club, more than 120 golfers teed off to represent their agency.

“The competition style tournament really made for a fun and interesting day of golf,” said Fran Goldstein, co-chair of the tournament. “It was a great opportunity for the community to come together and enjoy the day to benefit both of these great organizations.”

IMG_6145While Team JCC walked away with the sought-after winner’s trophy, it was a great day had by all attendees. The trophy will be displayed in the JCC lobby until next year’s rematch golf tournament.

In addition to friendly competition, the JFS vs JCC Golf Tournament featured many exciting on-course contests such as closest to the pin, a putting contest and chip off the back deck. Many holes also featured fun activities including beer and liquor tastings and snacks. Golfers walked away with great prizes such as Phillies tickets, foursomes to area golf courses and free lawn care. David & Sherri Anapolle claimed the “Dine Around for a Year” raffle grand prize which included twelve $100 gift certificates to local restaurants. Other attendees won prizes such as a Katz JCC membership and Summer Series package, tickets to the Bay Atlantic Symphony, overnight stays at local casinos and car washes for a year.

IMG_6517“The committee was gratified by the fact that every golfer walked away stating that they had a wonderful day and a lot of fun,” said Rob Lang, co-chair. “This type of event shows how successful local Agencies can be with a little cooperation”

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About Jewish Family Service

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties is a multi-service family counseling agency dedicated to promoting, strengthening and preserving individual, family, and community well-being in a manner consistent with Jewish philosophy and values. For more information regarding Jewish Family Service contact 609-822-1108 or visit

About Katz JCC

The mission of the Milton & Betty Katz JCC of Atlantic County is to foster an appreciation of Jewish identity, values and culture, to promote health, education and welfare of our members, to strengthen Jewish family life, to build a sense of community and ensure Jewish continuity for our children, our children’s children and ourselves.

Sixth annual Trike-a-Thon benefits St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

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Students enrolled in the Milton and Betty Katz JCC Early Childhood Program learned about bicycle safety and raised money for a good cause – to make sure other children with catastrophic diseases, such as pediatric cancer, get medical treatment when they need it, regardless of their ability to pay.

L2hvbWUvc2hvcmVuZXcvcHVibGljX2h0bWwvc250L25ld3MvaW1hZ2VzL3N0b3JpZXMvMDAtMjAxNC8wNTA3L2VodC90cmlrZTguanBnIt was the sixth year the JCC participated in the Trike-a-Thon, benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, according to Jan Higbee, the center’s assistant director.

“Every year we raise around $2,000, taking in a little more each year,” Higbee said. “The parents and grandparents are very good about making donations.”

At the beginning of the week, children are asked to bring in their tricycles and scooters, and weather permitting, they would ride them for a half-hour every day in the school yard. During the days it rained, the children rode in the auditorium.

L2hvbWUvc2hvcmVuZXcvcHVibGljX2h0bWwvc250L25ld3MvaW1hZ2VzL3N0b3JpZXMvMDAtMjAxNC8wNTA3L2VodC90cmlrZTEyLmpwZw==On Friday, a perfect day weather-wise, each age-group class – toddlers to kindergarten – took their turn in the schoolyard. But not before they got one quick tip on bicycle safety, Higbee said.

“Every day, we work on one bicycle safety rule, and by the end of the week, they have a working knowledge about bike safety,” Higbee said.

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When the repairs were completed, they filled up with gas at the pump in the gas station, which was a clothesline with a nozzle at the end.

Students learned the rules of the road, driving around the schoolyard in the proper direction for a while before stopping off at the drive-through restaurant for a quick snack before heading back to class.