Yearly Archives: 2020

Camp By The Sea

The Katz JCC’s Camp By The Sea was able to provide a fun and exciting, yet modified camp experience in 2020 with over 100 campers here at our Margate, NJ location.  As we plan for our 2021 summer we are gearing up for the real thing!

Working in conjunction with the Department of Health, CDC and American Camp Association we are aiming for a traditional camp experience here at the Jersey Shore’s top Summer camp, incorporating the necessary guidelines to ensure a safe and healthy summer for all of our camp families.

Here is what we can promise you; children need Camp By The Sea this Summer more than ever! After a year of hybrid and virtual schooling, kids need to get off their computers and tablets, get outdoors and return to a camp environment that is safe, supportive, and hands on.  They need to reconnect with friends and enjoy the memorable activities they have come to love at Camp By The Sea, all while remaining under the supervision of experienced staff that will continue to enforce the highest level of COVID-19 Guidelines set by the CDC and State Government.  

We promise the opportunity for your child(ren) to return to that sense of normalcy while maintaining these safety guidelines and look forward to the opportunity to spend our summer with you.

KEEP YOUR LEGACY ALIVE WITH A GIFT THAT LASTS FOREVER!

KEEP YOUR LEGACY ALIVE WITH A GIFT THAT LASTS FOREVER!
Please remember the Milton & Betty Katz JCC with a gift in your will, trust, retirement account, or life insurance policy

Share your passion for our community and leave a lasting personal legacy for generations to come. Your Legacy Gift helps ensure that the JCC remains a vibrant and strong part of our community for future generations. “Every individual is a pillar on which the future of Judaism rests.” – Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

To create your legacy today, please contact Marg Rosenblatt, Chief Operating Officer (609) 822-1167 x142

The Katz JCC’s Mobile App is NOW Available!


With the Katz JCC App you can:

  • Make reservations for cardio and weightlifting workout space
  • View our Group Fitness class schedule and reserve your spot
  • Swimmers can view our pool schedule and register for their lane
  • Book your time on the basketball and racquetball courts
  • Register for programs and events
  • Store your member card and scan in using your phone

Download the FREE App in iTunes and Google Play stores below or search Katz JCC Margate in your app store today! 

Need help downloading and setting up the mobile app? Please Click Here to view step by step instructions.

Katz JCC Unveils Renovated Family Locker Rooms Made Possible by Donation from Carolyn and Mitchell Davis

The Milton & Betty Katz JCC is proud to formally unveil the newly renovated and designated Family Locker Rooms thanks to a generous donation from Carolyn and Mitchell Davis.  The ribbon cutting will take place Friday, October 2 at 3:00pm at the Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate.

The locker rooms, located just off the indoor pool area of the community center, received a complete remodel to incorporate over 160 new lockers in both locker areas that our camp program, swim team and swim lesson families will find most accommodating. Along with the additional locker space there are new restroom stalls, beautiful new showers, lighting and epoxy nonslip floors.

“This past early spring, during the darker days of COVID-19, our building was closed and this continued for over two months. The days were made easier to come in while the wonderful renovation was taking place. Carolyn and Mitchell Davis provided us with the hope that brighter days were to follow and our families would be surprised and excited to see this change when they returned,” said Marg Rosenblatt, JCC CEO.

The locker room space will be dedicated to members with children and those children participating in swim team, swim lessons, and camp during specified hours. The family locker rooms will help create a safe and enjoyable environment for young families participating in the JCC’s various programs.

For more information, please call 609-822-1167 or stop by the Welcome Desk in the JCC lobby.

2020 Jewish Film Series

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December 8, 9, 15 & 16

Show Times: 10:30 am & 1:30 pm

SYNONYMS


Tuesday, December 8 | 10:30 am & 1:30 pm
Yoav, a disaffected young Israeli who fled Tel Aviv for Paris to start a new life. Desperate to erase his origins, Yoav sees France as his only hope for salvation. He vows not to utter a single word of Hebrew, his French dictionary becoming his constant companion.

HOLY LANDS

Wednesday, December 9 | 10:30 am & 1:30 pm
A secular Jew and former cardiologist from New York decides to spend his retirement as a pig farmer in Nazareth, Israel. It is a move which deeply shocks his family and puts him at odds with the local communities and rabbis.  Filmed against the Iconic Israel countryside, Holy Lands is a universal story about love, family, loss and tolerance, told with incredible humor and  heart.

FOOTNOTE

Tuesday, December 15 | 10:30 am & 1:30 pm
A tale of a great rivalry between a father and son, two eccentric professors, who both dedicated their lives to work in Talmudic Studies. The father is a stubborn purist who fears the establishment and has never been recognized for his work. His son is an up-and-coming star in the field, who appears to feed on accolades, endlessly seeking recognition. Then one day, the tables turn.  

A TRAMWAY IN JERUSALEM

Wednesday, December 16 | 10:30 am & 1:30 pm
Jerusalems tramway connects the city from east to west, from the Palestinian neighborhoods to Mount Herzl – a journey that comprises the culturally complex makeup of the city. This humorous and touching film hinges on a series of encounters along the line: simple, mundane interactions that reveal the diverse mosaic of humanity that exists in the spiritual center of Israel.

Per Movie:
$6 members | $10 guests
Entire Series:
$20 members | $30

Purchase Tickets

To register and for more information visit the Welcome Center or call 609-822-1167 Ext. 0

Sweet Week

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with communities from across North America.

Friday, September 11th, @ 10:00 am EST
Biblical Thoughts for Rosh Hashanah with Ari Kahn
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Sunday, September 13th, @ 10:00 am EST
92Y Shababa Rosh Hashanah Program (For kids)
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Sunday, September 13th, @ 7:30 pm EST
A UJA Federation Celebration – A Canadian Rosh Hashanah
Link coming closer to date. WIDER broadcast

Tuesday, September 15th, @ 10:00 am EST
Rosh Hashanah Recipes with Jamie Geller, Food and Lifestyle Expert
Explore Now

7th Annual Golf Tournament FORE Charity

Harbor Pines Golf Club 
500 St. Andrews Dr., Egg Harbor Township


The Annual Tournament Fore Charity offers a unique partnership between Jewish Family Service (JFS) and the Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center (JCC). This joint tournament raises funds to benefit essential community services provided by JFS and JCC.

• 2 Foursomes of golfers
• Logo on press release
• Hole signage on Hole 18
• Program Book – Full page ad (back cover)
• Opportunity to include material in gift bags
• Recognition on JFS and JCC websites
• 5 social media posts

The Jack R. Linsky Foundation

• 1 Foursome of golfers
• Logo on all tournament golf carts
• Program Book – Full page ad (inside front cover)
• Opportunity to include material in gift bags
• Recognition on JFS and JCC websites
• 3 social media posts

• 1 Foursome of golfers
• Logo on beverage golf carts
• Program Book – Full page ad (inside back cover)
• Opportunity to include material in gift bags
• Recognition on JFS and JCC websites
• 2 social media posts

• 1 Foursome of golfers
• Logo at sanitizer and food stations 
• Program Book – Full page ad (inside back cover)
• Opportunity to include material in gift bags
• Recognition on JFS and JCC websites
• 2 social media posts

• 1 Foursome of golfers
• Logo recognition at sponsored hole
• Program Book – Full page ad
• Opportunity to include material in gift bags
• Recognition on JFS and JCC websites
• 1 social media post

• 2 golfers
• Logo recognition at sponsored hole
• Program Book – Full page ad
• Opportunity to include material in gift bags
• Recognition on JFS and JCC websites

Monday

  • Schwinn Indoor Cycling

    SCHWINN INDOOR CYCLING (a/k/a “Spinning”) Burn between 400-700 calories as you’re visually guided through hills, flats and any other terrain that a bike can get to. INTENSE CARDIO. Beginners are welcome! Suited for everyone.

• 1 golfer
• Program Book – Half page ad
• Opportunity to include material in gift bags
• Recognition on JFS and JCC websites

• Digital Program Book – Full page ad (5” W x 7.75” H)
• Book available online (distributed via email and social media)

• Name/logo recognition at sponsored hole

• Includes greens fees, cart, food stations


Mission Initiatives

Unable to attend but still want to support?

One in 10 seniors in New Jersey goes hungry. Your donation ensures a homebound senior receives food daily by providing a year’s worth of meals through Kosher Meals-on-Wheels (KMOW). In recognition of your sponsorship, your name or logo will appear on a plaque outside the KMOW distribution area for one year and you will be recognized on the JFS website as a JFS Hunger Hero.

Your donation will help to provide a child with enrollment in Camp by the Sea, giving him/her the opportunity to experience fun activities and trips while creating new friendships and lifelong memories. Your sponsorship can help ensure that no child is denied a camp experience due to a financial hardship. In addition, your company logo or name will be on the Camp By The Sea website and camp t-shirts, you’ll have two dedicated social media posts on social media, and one dedicated email blast.


For more information, contact:

Melissa Vola at 609-822-1167 ext. 159 or mvola@jccatlantic.org
or Kirby Reed 609-822-1108 ext. 144 or kreed@jfsatlantic.org

Please note, this event is subject to change based on COVID-19 safety guidelines and/or state executive orders regarding gatherings. Golfers with registered foursomes will be placed two riders per golf cart. Single golfers will be paired with another golfer. Special accommodations are not guaranteed, per Harbor Pines cart policy and additional charges may be added.

Thank you for your support!

Click here for the online auction!

2020 Golf Committee
Committee Co-Chairs

David Schultz (JCC) and Todd Arsenault (JFS)

Committee Members

Alisa Elkis
Brett Balsley
Darren Matik
Helene Hordes
Ilene Daniels
Marvin Greenberg
Robert Lang
Scott Greenbaum
Shellee Milgram
Sherri Anapolle
Susan Lang
Thomas Moller
Wilma Dannenbaum

The Katz JCC is Excited to Announce FULL DAY Kindergarten & Grade School Enrichment Beginning September.

The Katz JCC Early Childhood Education Center is excited to announce a FULL DAY, 5 day per week Kindergarten as well as an enrichment program, entitled J School Enrichment for children in grades 1 – 8 beginning September 8, 2020.

This decision was made to provide support to our families during this uncertain time. For years, the Katz JCC staff have worked together to provide the area’s top Summer Camp, Camp By The Sea and Early Childhood Education Center. Our full day Kindergarten and J School Enrichment are simply a wonderful extension of our current programs established to support your child’s academic and social needs this school year.

The JCC’s Kindergarten curriculum will provide a high quality academic program, exceeding the NJ Core Standards as well as a enhanced education including swim lessons in our indoor pool, planned activities in our full-size gym and expansive outdoor recreation facility, computer classes, and hands-on science classes in our interactive nature and science room.

J School Enrichment is a chance for students to complete their online learning requirements with additional support, and have the chance to be a kid with access to our facilities at the Katz JCC while parents return to work.

Students will stay in small groups with adults who can help support them with their time management and some of the academic questions they may have as they complete their online learning through the public/private school they are enrolled in until their in-person school experience begins.
 
We will be able to provide meaningful “brain breaks” including fun activities that stretch our bodies and minds in our science and nature room, game room, playground, indoor pool and gymnasium all while following CDC and State Guidelines to maintain a healthy and safe environment.

Enrollment is starting NOW and class sizes will be limited to 10 children.

For more information on Kindergarten Click Here

For more information on J School Enrichment Click Here

COVID-19 Facility Guidelines

The following guidelines have been established to help ensure the health and safety of our members.

The health of our members is our number one concern. In light of the current pandemic, the Katz JCC has adopted new health guidelines to ensure the well being of our members and staff when we are permitted by the State Government to reopen.

Current Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday
6:00am – 7:00pm

Friday
6:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday – Sunday
7:00am – 5:00pm

CLOSED 1:00 – 2:00 pm Daily for Sanitizing & Cleaning 


Members Must Have Swipe Cards:

To access the fitness center all members MUST have their swipe cards. To reduce contamination, the keypad is no longer available.


Health Declaration:

Members and JCC Staff will complete a health declaration before each visit confirming they are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been around someone who is infected.


Wear A Facemask:

Members and JCC Staff must wear masks when in common areas including hallways and the JCC Main Lobby.


Temperature Check:

Members and JCC Staff will have their body temperatures taken upon entry to the JCC. In accordance with CDC guidelines, those with a temperature greater than 100.4 will not be permitted to enter the JCC for 7 days.


Maintain Social Distancing:

Please maintain a minimum of six feet from other members. Members are asked to respect the floor markings and building signage to ensure social distancing practices are being maintained.


Pool Restrictions:

The indoor pool will be limited to one swimmer per lane and in order to respect the limited time and demand for the pool lap swimming is limited to 30 minutes.


Locker Rooms & Spa:

In accordance with CDC and State Guidelines Locker Rooms are for restroom and changing use only. The sauna, steam room and whirlpool are closed.

CEO of Katz JCC Margate, Jack Fox Retires after 35 years of Non-Profit Service throughout the US

The name Jack Fox is nearly synonymous with the JCC movement. He has dedicated 35 years to serving communities in an energetic and selfless manner, working tirelessly to help individuals, the JCCs, the Jewish communities, and the overall communities. Anyone who has been fortunate enough to come into contact with Jack Fox has been better for the experience.  On July 31, Jack will retire from the Katz JCC in Margate after 35 years of service to both the JCC here in Margate, NJ and the community centers where he served as Director earlier in his career.

Jack’s JCC journey began in 1985 when he became associate executive director of the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus. In 1990, after five years of service to the Columbus community, he moved up to become director of the Harold & Sylvia Kaplan Jewish Community Center of the Greater Palm Beaches, where he served for six years, until 1996. He briefly branched out from the JCC movement for three years to assume the directorship of the Colorado Association of Family Childcare, but in 1999 he returned to his true calling by assuming the position of CEO at a struggling JCC near Atlantic City, New Jersey. For more than 20 years, since 1999, we at the Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center in Margate City, New Jersey, were lucky enough to have Jack save us from a financial challenge by raising 8 million dollars and reconstructing a brand new JCC.

Jack Fox is known throughout the breath of JCCA of North America’s professional leadership as a consummate professional and a consummate mensch, someone to seek out in a crowd to ask for advice or to share some laughs from days gone by. Over the years, he has been a mentor to many of them including JCC staff throughout the country.  Throughout his service he has proven a true friend to the members of our community here in Atlantic County. “To say ‘Jack will be missed’ is an understatement. Not only our JCC but our entire community is better off because of who he is and what he has accomplished. As sad as we are to see him go, we’re happy that he gets to start a new chapter of his life, one where he finally has time to do for himself what he has done for the rest of us for decades,” said Katz JCC Board President, Eric Share.

Jack Fox is, of course, well known throughout our local community. The Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May Counties presents the Jack I. Fox community leadership award every year, evidence of his impact on the Jewish community. He is well known throughout the overall community and has the respect and the ear of local politicians, community leaders, and clergy of all faiths. He has led the Katz JCC to provide services to the greater community that most would not have had the vision to attempt or the cleverness and management skills to succeed at.

Fox spent two decades helping this entire community grow and shine. Including stepping in to become the Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Atlantic & Cape May Counties during its time of need, while simultaneously continuing to lead the JCC as the CEO.

Through a grant, the Katz JCC provides lunches and social programming to seniors at seven of Atlantic County’s ten senior nutrition sites.  By taking over and vastly expanding the Atlantic City Marathon when its then-owner was unable to continue it, the JCC brings about 25,000 visitors (runners and their friends and families) to this community three weekends per year in the off-season, when the local businesses need it the most.

A community sendoff will take place on Friday, July 31 at 3:00pm on Jerome Avenue in front of the JCC.  Those attending may stand on the sidewalk or in their vehicles to clap and wave at Jack as he leaves the building on his last day. Please wear a facemask and maintain social distancing guidelines when participating.

For more information, please contact Jamie Cohen at 609-822-1167 ext. 115 or jcohen@jccatlantic.org