Yearly Archives: 2019

2020 Summer Series – CANCELLED

 In reviewing the current situation, it is clear to us that it would not be safe to host this event in our auditorium during this pandemic. As a result, we are working to move this year’s line-up to the 2021 season and hope to have the show details available as soon as possible.

As you might imagine, the JCC, like many organizations, is suffering through a significant loss of income as a result of closing on March 16. While we plan to open when the Governor of New Jersey permits, many of our programs and events will not be able to take place. As a non-profit community center, we rely on donations and annual fundraising and events to provide invaluable programs and services to our community, both within and beyond our walls.

At this time we are able to move your Summer Series tickets to the 2021 season including your seating assignment for each show. For those of you interested in supporting the JCC during this crisis, we would appreciate your help by making your 2020 Summer Series payment a donation to our emergency fund. If you are interested in making your ticket purchase a tax-deductible donation to the Katz JCC, please contact us to do so. For further questions, please email

Thank you in advance for your support and consideration of a donation.
We welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you might have and look forward to opening soon and seeing you at the JCC.

Boxx for Tots Boxing Classes & Holiday Toy Drive

Boxx For Tots Boxing Classes & Holiday Toy Drive

Toy donations can be dropped off in the JCC lobby or prior to each class. Donate a new unwrapped toy for a boy or girl (infant to 18 years old) and participate in Jon Simon’s boxing class at no additional cost. Collected toys will be distributed to area charities during the holiday season.

Boxx For Tots Classes
Atlantic County Fitness – December 17 & 22 at 7:00pm
Milton & Betty Katz JCC – December 18 at 11:00am

Advanced Registration Required. Arrive early to have hands wrapped.
A facemask covering your nose and mouth is required at all times indoors.

Upon arrival participants will be asked a series of COVID-19 related questions and have their temperature taken.

Join us live on Facebook @jccatlantic December 18 at 11:00am

Follow the event information on Facebook here.

Best You Personal Training Sale!

Be the Best You in 2020!

Save $100 when you purchase 20 One – Hour Personal Training Sessions!*

Offer Code: BESTYOU

*Save $50 when you purchase 10 One – Hour Personal Training Sessions.
*Limit one per member. Offer ends December 15, 2020.

Preschool is more than just a daycare.

For new parents of little ones, it can be hard to decide whether to send your child to preschool or not. We want to spend every minute with them but we know that might not always be the case. First, let’s start with what we love about preschool…

1. A learning environment that can be difficult to replicate at home We’re all for downtime, free play, and the value kids get from playing right at home. At the same time, preschool offers children a learning environment that can be pretty difficult to emulate at home.
The Katz JCC Early Education Center is structured with a curriculum. Even if you have a routine in place at home, you’d need to be intentional with teaching your child the skills other kids learn at school. Children consistently learn so much at school that might be difficult to teach at home. Reading and writing might be taught earlier, exploring states and capitols, daily art activities, swimming, singing and dancing

2. A place to practice social skills While occasional play dates or even daily trips to the park offer kids a chance to socialize, sometimes it’s not enough. At preschool, your child will be with the same kids all the time, allowing them to develop deeper friendships and practice social skills, encouraging an atmosphere to allowing kids to be able to resolve conflict on their own in a supervised environment. Your child will be able to experience and practice what it’s like to interact with their peers, all on their own

3. Relationships with other trusted adults Is your child extra clingy with you? Being the primary caregiver can mean your child has a difficult time being with other adults. Even family and friends can feel foreign to them, especially when they have grown so used to being with you and only you. Enrolling your child in preschool gives him or her an opportunity to develop relationships with other adults. They’ll begin to trust others in your place, and feel reassured that they’ll be okay even without you nearby. Your child will talk and listen to other adults more often, from voicing their concerns to complying when the teacher needs her to. They’ll also learn to wait, especially when they realize they’re not the only child calling for her teacher’s attention.

4. Exposure to new experiences Educational visits from the Cape May Nature Center, water demonstrations and fire truck tours from the Margate Fire Department, yoga classes with a specially trained yoga instructor, weekly swim lessons in our indoor heated pool and so much more expose kids to new experiences that would be hard to emulate at home.

5. Preparation for school At its roots, preschool is an environment that prepare your child for kindergarten and regular school. Daycare staff and nannies don’t always provide this kind of preparation—things like:
• Following the teacher’s instructions
• Playing with other children
• Waking up to get to school on time
• Eating lunch away from home
• Listening and learning in class

Preschool bridges the gap between home and big kids school, so that once they’re ready for regular school, the transition will be much smoother.

What are a few challenges you might run into?
1. Schedule Some preschools may be less flexible with schedules, from how many days they want your child to attend, to the hours they can be in school. The Katz JCC Early Education Center offers a variety of time frames from as early as 6:30am until 6:00pm, Monday through Friday.
2. Financial Aspect We know preschool costs can add up. One benefit of the Katz JCC Early Education Center is that we extend the monthly payments of preschool right into our amazing Camp By the Sea program if you choose to stay for the summer. We also have scholarship opportunities available to help provide assistance to families that might need a little extra help.

What are you waiting for? Enroll your child in the Katz JCC Early Education Center today! Contact Jan Higbee, Katz JCC Early
Childhood Education Center
Director, for more information
or to take a tour at 609-822-1167
Ext. 130.

Active Adult & Senior Expo


10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Admission is Free & Open to the Public

The Milton & Betty Katz JCC and the Greater Atlantic City Chamber announce the return of the Active Adult & Senior Expo on Thursday, September 26, from 10am to 2pm at the Katz Jewish Community Center, 501 N. Jerome Avenue, Margate.

The event includes access to information on products and services from vendors, interactive demonstrations and classes offered by the fitness staff at the JCC.

Free shuttles sponsored by the Atlantic County Department of Intergenerational Services will be available from the Boscov’s parking lot in Egg Harbor Township, as well as 55 and older communities in Longport, Margate, Ventnor and Atlantic City beginning at 10:00am and operating every 30 minutes.

Caregivers and younger adults are encouraged to attend to gather valuable information and gain a better understanding of the valuable services offered in our community.

  • Screenings and fitness classes and demonstrations will be available for all
  • FREE transportation is available from various locations
  • FREE continental breakfast

For questions, please call 609-822-1167 ext.159 or email


Sponsorship & Vendor Opportunities

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at the Milton & Betty Katz JCC
501 N. Jerome Avenue
Margate, NJ 08402


“Flip the Switch” Eco Festival A summer green-themed event to celebrate the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center’s adoption of renewable, solar energy.

MARGATE, NEW JERSEY – The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center, in conjunction with National Energy Partners, present the “Flip the Switch” Eco Festival on Friday, August 9, 2019, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at 501 N Jerome Avenue, Margate, New Jersey, 08402. The event will include family fun, solar energy workshops, eco-education, food, entertainment, raffle prizes, giveaways and an official ceremony to celebrate The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center’s transition to renewable, solar energy. The event will be hosted by 95.1 WAYV, with honored guests.
Highlights for the event include a call-to-action for home and business owners within the community to “Join the Solar Revolution.” Guests who register for solar energy will receive a complimentary one-year membership to The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center, provided by National Energy Partners. The “Flip the Switch” Ceremony will feature local and State Politicians, speaking on the importance of renewable energy sourcing, to commemorate The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center’s solar energy initiative, and its environmental impact.

Green-themed family fun and entertainment will be provided throughout the event. Guests can enjoy complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and eco-education, while kids can partake in eco-themed crafts. Giveaways provided by 95.1 WAYV and National Energy Partners with a raffle to win a Smart TV. The event will feature local green initiatives, including the ACUA with information about the updated recycling guidelines, established by Atlantic County.
“The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center’s adoption of solar energy will have an environmental impact that is worth celebrating,” says Jeremy Conner, CEO of National Energy Partners, the solar development firm that is managing the solar project. The solar energy system includes 943 modules mounted on the roof of the Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center in Margate New Jersey. The system is projected to produce approximately 452,196-kilowatt hours of electricity each year – enough energy to meet over 42% of their overall energy needs.

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the solar energy produced by The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center through the life of their solar system will eliminate greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 7,994 Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide – or, the equivalent to 2,788 tons of waste being recycled instead of landfilled. The reduction of C02 emissions is equivalent to 8,739,545 pounds of coal burned, or 899,547 gallons of gasoline consumed. The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center’s adoption of solar energy will sequester carbon equivalent to growing 132,187 tree seedlings for ten years.

John Rios, Chief Financial Officer for The Milton and Betty Katz Jewish Community Center, describes their transition to solar energy as “movement to become sustainable and support the Tikkun Olam mission to repair the world.”

All ages are welcome. Admission is complimentary. For more information about the event along with contest terms and conditions, visit For questions and media inquiries, contact Shannon Yerk at (856) 273-5761 x150 or

About National Energy Partners:
National Energy Partners (NEP) is a solar energy development company dedicated to bringing clean, renewable energy to businesses and residential consumers alike. At the forefront of the solar energy landscape, our passion is in fostering relationships through integrity, knowledge, and efficiency. NEP embraces the specific needs and challenges of each project, offering our valued clients the best experience through strategic management, trusted relationships, and eco-friendly solar energy solutions. With over ten years of experience in the solar industry, our portfolio includes over $100 million of projects with more in development. Learn More at



Sports Night with Chris Long

 Thursday, August 15, 2019 • 7pm
@ Katz JCC

     For sponsorship or ticket information call 609-822-1167, email or Click Here


About Chris Long

 Chris Long announced his retirement from football last month, ending an 11-year NFL playing career that included winning two Super Bowl titles. the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, and the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award. The 33-year-old son of Hall of Famer Howie Long had 70 career sacks and 15 forced fumbles in stints with the Rams, Patriots and Eagles. He won back-to-back championships with the Patriots (2017) and Eagles (2018). Long was selected last February as the league’s Walter Payton Award recipient for his outstanding community service.
He established the Chris Long Foundation in 2015 to impact communities nationally and internationally through programs focusing on clean water, military appreciation, and youth education.

 In 2017, Long donated his entire salary to support education in cities where he has played: St. Louis, Boston and Philadelphia.

This year, Long climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with other NFL players and U.S. military veterans for the fourth time to raise money to build clean water wells for East Africa.            He was the second overall pick in the 2008 draft by the Rams out of Virginia. Long spent his first eight seasons in St. Louis before signing with New England as a free agent in 2016. He played his final two seasons with Philadelphia after joining the Eagles as a free agent.

To learn more about the Chris Long Foundation, click here.


About Michael Barkann

Michael Barkann, was the venerable day-one voice for NBC Sports Philadelphia and has been recently elevated to host of all pre and postgame shows in Philadelphia. Barkann now focuses on anchoring Sixers, Phillies and Flyers programming, in addition to his Eagles responsibilities. Throughout the nearly 21 years at the network, Barkann’s duties have included hosting “Philly Sports Talk” (formerly Daily News Live), specials – including championship parades, and of course, “Eagles Pregame Live” and “Eagles Postgame Live.” “Michael has changed the way Philadelphia sports fans watch and interact with their teams, making Eagles Postgame Live a must watch for all Eagles fans,” said NBC Sports Philadelphia President Brian Monihan. Barham has won the Mid-Atlantic Emmy award winner for Outstanding Individual Achievement Sports Reporter, Outstanding Individual Achievement Host/Talk Program, and Outstanding Talk Program. He is a 5-time Philadelphia Sports Emmy Award winner and the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of ALS annual honoree.


 About the 5th Annual
Jackie & Hank Herskowitz
Sports Night Fundraising Event

Jackie and Hank with their son Jeffrey originally started this event in 2011. After Jackie and Hank’s passing in 2014, the event was renamed in their honor in recognition of the philanthropy they engaged in to help so many individuals. Their philanthropic legacy will continue with the Fifth Annual Jackie & Hank Herskowitz Sports Night fundraising event, which raises money for its scholarship fund to further its mission to provide the children and seniors of Atlantic County, as well as the community as a whole, programs and services that enhance and enrich their lives.

General Admission for Sports Night is one ticket for $225 or two tickets for $400 and includes dinner, open bar, and a silent and live auction. Ticket packages and sponsorship opportunities are available and include a VIP Meet and Greet with Chris Long during the reception.

For Sports Night sponsorship or ticket information call 609-822-1167, email or Click Here.

Follow us on our Sports Night Facebook Event page! Click here.

Special thank you to our committee members:

Jeffrey Herskowitz

Michael Barnett
Jody Corcoran
Steve Esposito
Amy Herskowitz
Melissa Herskowitz
Renee’ Herskowitz
Alexa Herskowitz
Jake Herskowitz
Justin Herskowitz
Helene Hordes
Marc Neumann
Bruce Peskoe
Lisa Spector

Designer Bag Bingo

Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM


Our previously sold out annual Designer Bag Bingo event is BACK! We’re bringing it up another notch and excited to announce that radio hosts, Mike & Diane from WAYV are hosting!! With music, friends, fun, a ton of awesome raffle baskets and featured bags by Marc Jacobs, Rebecca Minkoff and Longchamp all here in the beautiful shore town of Margate, you don’t want to miss this hit event!

Everyone gets a free dauber so no need to dig yours out! Door prize raffle ticket, coffee and water included. BYOB and snacks! Extra games available for purchase.

$40 each or table of 10 for $350

Doors open at 6:00pm. Games start at 7:00pm.

We need your help!

The Milton & Betty Katz JCC’s Early Childhood Center has a commitment to the community to live up to its aspirations – to learn, to grow, to be active and to help guide families on a path to a meaningful life. The purpose of this fundraising event, Designer Bag Bingo, is to provide educational resources in the development of our children’s literacy, social and mathematical skills.

Our efforts can’t take effect unless we have the support of everyone in our community.  We need your help of sponsorship. By sponsoring, together we can continue to ensure that everyone can live up to their aspirations regardless of age, income or background.


  • Event Sponsor | $500: One (1) table of 10 tickets to JCC’s Designer Bag Bingo event  | Verbal mention during event | Recognition in the Program Guide | JCC website recognition with logo link | Recognition in press releases as an event sponsor | Material inclusion on tables during event | Sponsor recognition on signage at event
  • Designer Bag Sponsor | $250*: Sponsor of one (1) game bag. Verbal mention during JCC’s Designer Bag Bingo event as the “Designer Bag Sponsor” | Recognition in the Program Guide | Material inclusion on tables during event | Sponsor recognition on signage at event *Exclusive to one company per bag
  • Raffle Basket or Donor*: Mention at JCC’s Designer Bag Bingo event
    *One basket of items valued at a minimum of $100 or $100 monetary donation to be provided and donated to the JCC
  • Gift Card(s) or Item(s) for raffle basket*
    *Gift card(s) or item(s) to be provided and donated to the JCC

For a sponsorship form, click here.

Question? Call 609-822-1167 ext 159 or email

2019 Summer Entertainment Series Lineup

Tickets on Sale NOW!
Stop in, call 609-822-1167 or click here!

Judy Collins – SOLD OUT!
Thursday, July 18 7:00 pm

Judy Collins is a folk, country and rock ‘n’ roll singer-songwriter inspired by artists such as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, and more generally the folk resurgence of the early 1960s. Judy Collins hit stardom in 1967 after her cover of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Both Sides, Now’,
released on her album ‘Wildflowers’, gained international recognition. Not only did the single peak at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, but Collins also won her first Grammy Award for Best Folk Performance as a result. Judy then released singles such as ‘Someday Soon’ and ‘Turn! Turn! Turn!’ before the 1970 Christian hymn ‘Amazing Grace’ returned Collins back to the top 20 of the US Billboard Hot 100. A multi-talented individual, Judy Collins is a highly respected member amongst the folk music following and beyond.

Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show
Thursday, July 25 7:00 pm
Music & Comedy

Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show takes audiences back to 1960s when Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joey Bishop, known as the Rat Pack, ruled the Las Vegas Strip. Produced by Buddy Hackett’s son, Sandy, the show features stories about the iconic performers. If you think you’ve seen the Rat Pack, it’s not until you indulge in the real Rat Pack experience with “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show” that you begin to realize why Sandy Hackett’s own personal connection to these iconic legends has allowed him to tell this story unlike any other producer or performer. Now audiences can experience this critically acclaimed, hugely entertaining theatrical production which includes exciting new arrangements of the classic songs everyone knows and loves.

The Edwards Twins – SOLD OUT!
Thursday, August 8  7:00 pm
Music & Comedy

Named the #1 impersonation show in the country by newspapers, TV shows, and magazines alike, The Edward Twins transform into some of your favorite celebrities from Barbra Streisand to Elton John. They have traveled the world performing 250 shows a year for over 10 years. Eddie Edwards began impersonating female celebrities at the age of 6, with his first impersonation of Lily Tomlin’s alter ego Earnistine the Operator. Ever since then, Eddie has been making people laugh and cheer with his spot-on performances of the biggest divas in the business. Eddie’s brother, Anthony, didn’t have quite the same plans, but after recognizing his own unique talents, he joined forces with his brother, Eddie, to form the talented duo performing worldwide today. People Magazine remarked that “to witness Mr. Edwards recreate these
superstars is simply a miracle!”

Paula Poundstone
Thursday, August 22  7:00 pm

Paula Poundstone is a humorist, author and comedian known for her clever, observational humor and spontaneous wit. When she isn’t collecting hotel soaps while on tour or panel-ing on NPR’s #1 show, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, Paula hosts the popular Maximum Fun podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone. Nobody is a comedy field guide to life complete with taste tests, cats of the weeks and leading experts in everything from beekeeping to ping pong to prosopagnosia (say that 3 times fast). 


Paula’s stand-up credentials are endless: Cats, Cops and StuffGoes to Harvard; Look What the Cat Dragged In; and numerous television appearances including The Late Show with Stephen ColbertLast Call with Carson Daly and Late Show with David Letterman. Famously, Paula provided backstage commentary during the 1992 presidential election on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and was the first woman to host the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. 


In 2017, Paula released her second book, The Totally Unscientific Study Of The Search For Human Happiness, in which she offers herself up as a guinea pig in a series of thoroughly unscientific experiments. Kirkus Reviews called the book, “A deeply revealing memoir in which the pathos doesn’t kill the humor—delivers more than it promises.” The book debuted at #1 on the Amazon Bestsellers List in Humor, and the audiobook was one of the five finalists for 2018 Audio Book of the Year. The book was recognized as one of eight semi-finalists for the Thurber Prize for American Humor, the highest recognition of the art of humor writing in the United States. 


Paula can be heard on the big screen as “Forgetter Paula” in Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out, winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. She has also starred in her own series on both HBO and ABC, is included on Comedy Central’s Top 100 Comics of All Time and won an American Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-Up. In February 2019, Paula’s stand-up special, Cats, Cops and Stuff was named by TIME Magazine and Tig Notaro as one of The 5 Funniest Stand-Up Specials Ever.


Paula resides in Santa Monica, CA, where you can find her cleaning the litterboxes of her 14 cats: Clue, Oreo, Luigi, Jem, Belle, Brittle, Mrs. Feziwig, Wednesday, Severus, Tonks, Theo, Sham Wow, Harrison, and Hardy.


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