Monthly Archives: July 2014

Shore Medical Center Presents the Senior and Adult Expo at the Katz JCC

MARGATE –The Milton & Betty Katz JCC and the Greater Atlantic City Chamber announces the return of the Senior and Adult Expo on Thursday, September 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Avenue, Margate.

The Milton & Betty Katz JCC and the Greater Atlantic City Chamber Senior & Adult Expo in partnership with Shore Medical Center has become the largest active adult health and wellness exhibit in New Jersey. Its focus on lifestyle and active aging for baby boomers and seniors has reached more than 3,000 adults, seniors and caregivers each year in its seven-year history.

Thousands of area residents will attend this lifestyle, health and active aging expo for baby boomers and seniors for free health screenings by Shore Medical Center, hundreds of vendors, a speaker series, interactive fitness demonstrations and new this year – a breakfast speaker panel mixer on “How to choose a Medicare Supplement Policy.”

“The event is targeted to the 50+ adult who wants to gather information about living a healthy active lifestyle,” COO of the Katz JCC Marg Mancuso said. “The event is not only informative but fun as well.”

The pre-event breakfast speaker panel will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and feature Shore Medical Center Administrative Director of Revenue Cycle Mike Smith , Atlantic County Department of Intergenerational Services Certified Health Coordination Sandy Santoro, and from Blue to You team Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJMobile Services Specialist Jose Pereira.

Guests will be given an opportunity to ask the panel of professionals questions on the topic of “How to Choose a Medicare Supplement Policy” while enjoying a free continental breakfast.

Speakers during the event include Shore Medical Center Dr. Jon Pomeroy and Nurse Practitioner Jill Rogers on the topic of “How to Start an Exercise Program,” Urgent Care’s Dr. Gregory B. Carson on the topic of “How to Choose the Right Level of Care,” as well as, local and well-renowned nutritionist Nancy Adler on the topic of “How to fuel your body and avoid medications with a well-balanced structured daily diet.”

There will also be interactive fitness demonstrations and more than a dozen free health screenings for blood pressure, blood glucose, vision and hearing.

Special caregivers are encouraged to attend.

“We recognize the dedication and involvement of special caregivers in this growing segment of the Atlantic County population,” Mancuso said. “Whether you are a concerned relative, a specialist in the assistance of the aging, or someone involved in the industries that focus on assistance, we will have available a wealth of information, including a special booth section, lectures and interactive discussions just for you.”

Vendor space is still available.

Sponsorships are welcome.

Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities Click Here

For general information contact Katz JCC Director of Special Events and Fundraising Julie Fink at 822-1167 Ext. 159 or

For vendor and sponsorship information contact Elisa Monroe, Greater Atlantic City Chamber Director of Events 345-4524.

Robert Watson Returns to the Milton & Betty Katz JCC

Robert Watson headshot2MARGATE – Professor and author Robert P. Watson, Ph.D. returns to the Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center on Thursday, August 7 at 7 p.m., 501 N. Jerome Avenue, Margate.

Professor Robert P. Watson, Ph.D will present a lecture titled the “Nazi Titanic,” an exploration into the little known event in the final hours of the Holocaust.

“It’s an intriguing story behind Nazi propaganda, Goebbels and the plight of the holocaust survivors including the decision about what should be done with survivors in the days after Hitler committed suicide,” according to Watson.

“Professor Watson is an amazing historian, speaker and educator from Florida State University and we are happy to host him once again,” Katz JCC CEO Jack I. Fox said.

Watson has been a professor for 22 years and is currently serving as Professor and Director of American Studies at Lynn University and Senior Fellow at the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship. As an author, Watson has published over 30 books, two encyclopedia sets and roughly 150 scholarly articles, essays and book chapters on American history and politics. Several of his books are in international translation and have been nominated for awards by national academic associations.

His popularity in the area has prompted us to create a special limited seating VIP Dinner to “Meet the Author” prior to the lecture beginning at 5:30 p.m., according to Fox.

The VIP Dinner is limited to 32 seats.

The three course Kosher dinner will be catered by Foodarama of Bensalem, Pa.

Guests will enjoy dinner, an intimate question and answer session, front row seating to the lecture and a signed copy of his latest book. Tickets to the VIP are $150 per person.

Lecture tickets are $35 for JCC members and $45 for non-members.

For more information visit

For tickets, call the JCC BOX Office at 609.822.1167 Ext. 0.

Milton & Betty Katz JCC to Host Artist Israeli Artist Izzy Assour

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MARGATE – The Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center of Margate will host Expressions Fine Art Gallery from Tel-Aviv Israel from July 23 to August 3 featuring artwork from famed Israeli artist Izzy Assour.


Assour, an Israeli army paratrooper, found himself reevaluating life as he recovered from an injury. During his recovery, he turned to sculpture and in 1985 began to support the works of other Israeli artists as the co-founder of Expressions Fine Art Gallery in Israel.

Expressions Fine Art Gallery located in the center of Tel-Aviv, is home to some of the best contemporary Israeli artists from Israel and abroad featuring a variety of mediums including sculptures, paintings and photography.

Expressions Art Gallery has presented works from major Israeli artist such as Tolla Inbar and Niso Maman.

Beginning on July 23, quality Israeli art will be on sale including sculptures, paintings, jewelry and much more.

For more information, contact the Katz JCC at 609-822-1167 or visit or

Summer campers return to Boys and Girls Club of AC

“If they wouldn’t have helped, I wouldn’t be here.”

But officials say the community would not let Lynette’ Cooper or any of her fellow campers have no place to go this summer.

“You’ve got to turn lemons into lemonade and in this particular case, I knew if we reached out to the community, they’d respond, there’s no way they’d let our kids down for the summer,” said Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian.

With the Katz Jewish Community Center and South Jersey Industries leading the way, the community responded by raising over $200,000, to reopen the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City for the summer.

“For us to come here and help I think it was natural and I think we felt it wan an obligation to our community for the JCC to step in and help,” said Jack Fox, Executive Director of the Katz JCC.

“They could’ve been home doing something less and here they have a lot of activities both physically and mentally and it’s just great,” said Ed Graham, CEO and Chair of South Jersey Industries.

The Katz JCC also took it a step further, and this summer, they will be operating the summer program at the Boys and Girls Club.

“We have new programming,” said Fox. “A really great staff, but more importantly it sets the stage for a solid future for the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City and that’s the most important thing.”

With the JCC now running the program, officials say this will be the best summer yet. With plenty of field trips and guest speakers planned, the campers have a lot to be excited about. Officials say hundreds of people chipped in whatever they could to save the summer program, whether it was just a few dollars, or much, much more. Now, with the summer saved for dozens of city kids, officials say the effort to remain open into the fall, and to continue to provide a safe haven for kids, is well underway.

“I would just be in the house sitting in the room watching TV,” said Cooper. “It feels good being at camp cause I really don’t have nothing to do when I’m home.”