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JCC Dance School

Ages18 months+
The JCC Dance School offers the highest standards of dance education in a fun nurturing environment. We strive to inspire children through movement.
Guttenberg Center for Special Services
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Music Therapy

Our Music Therapy Sessions incorporate a music-centered approach to working with children and teens with disabilities. These sessions are facilitated by a certified music therapist and explore the relationship of music and improvisation to communication, cognitive, social/emotional, and physical development.

Our Mission & Values

Deeply rooted in Jewish values and tradition, the Kaplen JCC is a vibrant home for the Jewish People that welcomes all and cultivates the social, intellectual, physical, and spiritual well-being of the entire community.

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Giving Tuesday

Tue, November 30
The countdown is on for the biggest day to give back in 2021! This year for Giving Tuesday on November 30, we will launch the Our Family, Our JCC Annual Campaign to highlight the lasting connections and meaningful moments that bring our community together at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades. Over the next few months, we will share with you a series of videos featuring families who, like you, rely on our JCC for reasons big and small.
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A teacher takes a close-up picture of three young students wearing their hat art projects.
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Telling Our Story

Inspiring Stories from Our JCC Community

How did you find yourself at the JCC? We invite you to read and share the unique stories that underscore the touch points we share as a community.

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Jennifer Lenkowsky.

Meet Jennifer Lenkowsky

Director, Camp & Youth Engagement Neil Klatskin Summer Camp

Jennifer has spent close to two decades at camp, as both a camper and in various staff positions. Most recently, Jennifer launched and served as the director of a local […]

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Meet Miriam Pedler

Director, Early Childhood Center Early Childhood

The daughter of two Jewish educators, Miriam has worked in early childhood since the age of 10 when she started a backyard preschool camp, and has taught in area schools […]

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Allyson Caralon.

Meet Allyson Carolan

Director, Dance and Dramatic Arts Dance and Dramatic Arts School

Allyson holds a BFA in Music Theater from The Hartt School. Allyson is a passionate, caring, and results-oriented performing arts instructor with 15 years of successful dance and drama instruction […]

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Michael Reingold

Meet Michael Reingold

Associate Director, JCC Thurnauer School of Music Thurnauer School of Music

Michael Reingold has played a vital role in the administration and development of Thurnauer for more than 28 years. In addition to his role as Associate Director, Michael teaches musicianship, […]

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