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Klezmer By The Sea

Come together to celebrate Jewish music, history and culture on Thursday, May 20 when Dr. David Podles, a concert violinist from Latvia, performs an outdoor concert for the community in the JCC courtyard.  Showcasing Klezmer music with plenty of Freilehs, Bulgars and Horas to get your toes tapping and your hands clapping!  Join us for a journey of music celebrating the resilient Jewish spirit embodied in Klezmer music. 

Seating will be socially distanced and masks are required.  Temperatures will be taken upon arrival.  In the event of inclement weather, this event will be moved into the auditorium.  Spaces are limited, reserve your spot today. 

About Dr. Podles:

Acclaimed International Concert Violinist Dr. David Podles of Riga, Latvia, is laureate of 3 prestigious international competitions and received PhD in music from conservatory in Riga. He performed in symphony, chamber, opera and ballet theater orchestras both solo, in orchestra and on tour across Russia, including The Bolshoi and Kirov, throughout Europe and the U.S.  David has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, 92nd Y and at Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center. 

8th Annual Tournament FORE Charity

Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 12:30 PM

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. Now, more than ever before, we need your help as we continue to service the needs of others in our community during this trying time.

Sponsorship & Participation OpportunitiesEvent Sponsor | $5,000
• 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

Shotgun Sponsor | $2,500
• 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

Beverage Sponsor | $2,000
• 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

Sanitizer Sponsor | $1,800
• 1 Foursome of golfers
• Logo at sanitization and food stations along the course
• Program Book – Full page ad
• Opportunity to include material in gift bags
• Recognition on JFS and JCC websites
• 2 social media posts

Fore Sponsor | $1,500
• 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

Drive Sponsor | $1,200
• 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

Birdie Sponsor | $750
• 1 golfer
• Program Book – Half page ad
• Opportunity to include material in gift bags
• Recognition on JFS and JCC websites

Program Ad | $500
• Digital Program Book – Full page ad (5” W x 7.75” H)

Hole Sponsor | $200
• Name/logo recognition at sponsored hole

Single Golfer | $225
• Includes greens fees, cart, food stations

Mission Initiatives – Unable to attend but still want to support?

Kosher Meals-on-Wheels Sponsor | $1,000
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.

JCC Childhood Development Sponsor | $1,000
Your donation will help to provide a child with enrollment in Camp by the Sea, or the Early Childhood Education Center giving him/her the opportunity to experience a meaningful education in an exciting atmosphere while creating new friendships and lifelong memories. Your sponsorship can help ensure that no child is denied access to these programs due to a financial hardship. In addition, your company logo or name will be on the Camp By The Sea and Katz JCC’s website, you will have two dedicated social media posts and one dedicated email blast.Your safety is our priority.


COVID-19 Guidelines will be provided to all golfers prior to the event.
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!

Hipstory Art Series

The Katz JCC in Margate will host an art exhibition from the Hipstory Art Series, a collection of thirty six unique images featuring historical leaders and icons by Israeli artist, Amit Shimoni beginning March 21. 

Ideated and conceived by Amit Shimoni in 2014, HIPSTORY revives and reinterprets icons of both past and present to be integrated into the conversations of today. Shimoni, whose medium spans across various aspects of visual communication, sees each member of the HIPSTORY society as a, “Visual Wikipedia page,” giving people of all ages the opportunity to relate to an iconic figure in a new way. HIPSTORY informs and educates viewers with a curated cast of mentors that shed light on why our world is the way it is. 

Shimoni’s work is known for the contemporary elements he chooses to incorporate, like a hairstyle, necklace, or tattoo that reference details from a given person’s life. Beyond the eye-catching nature of the work, the artist uses this modern motif as a way to both encourage curiosity as well as underscore the unexpected relatability of a particular member. 

“HIPSTORY gives people the chance to use historic icons as role models on a daily basis and integrate them into the framework of their lives in a meaningful way,” Shimoni explains. 

The casual depictions of leading figures are crafted to instill a sense of relevancy and suggest commonality with the viewer. Icons are studied and chosen for their significance in today’s cultural and political dialogue. Shimoni seeks to connect past with present, by making history’s greats influential again while highlighting the movers and shakers of today. 

“To transition from ‘famous person to friend’, visual insignia in the artwork highlight where an icon was from or reference personal details to reveal a more human and relatable persona,” Shimoni reveals.

While completing his degree in Visual Communications at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Shimoni began his journey towards what would soon become HIPSTORY. What began as a critical investigation on the values of a generation quickly shifted to the creation of an international language seeking to explore the individuals who continue to shape our reality. This endeavor brought forth a curated cast of mentors that shed light on why our world is the way it is. The creation of Israeli’s first Prime Minister David Ben Gurion’s contemporary image garnished a tremendous response from Shimoni’s peers and professors. He began to create other political figures, Theodore Herzl and Golda Meir, in similar fashion. The portraits began going viral in Israel. Shimoni realized that this was going to be his final project and the beginning of HIPSTORY. 

The exhibition, funded in part by Jewish Community Foundation and the Annual Campaign of Jewish Federation of Atlantic & Cape May Counties will be on display at the Milton & Betty Katz JCC’s Staller Gallery, 501 N Jerome Ave., Margate, beginning March 21 and lasting through the Spring.  All prints are available for purchase.  Proceeds will benefit the Milton & Betty Katz JCC.  For more information, contact Josh Cutler at 609-822-1167 ext. 138 or jcutler@jccatlantic.org.

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)
Explore Now

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