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Welcome February

Thu, February 1 – Thu, February 29
Don’t miss out on the February festivities! Check out our event calendar, mark your favorites, and make the most of your membership. Because at Kaplen JCC, every day is a celebration of community, connection, and YOU!

Welcome March

Fri, March 1 – Sun, March 31
Don’t miss out on the March festivities! Check out our event calendar, mark your favorites, and make the most of your membership. Because at Kaplen JCC, every day is a celebration of community, connection, and YOU!


Ages3 mo – 6 years
Babysitting is Back @ the J! The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is happy to offer FREE babysitting services to give our members the freedom to work out or take a class knowing that their children are in a safe and nurturing environment.

Upcoming Events

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Health & Wellness

Sound Healing Retreat

Sun, February 25
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Immerse yourself in a transformative sound healing meditation. Harmonious vibrations will wash over you releasing tension and soothing muscles, reducing stress and anxiety, and promoting a sense of inner balance and clarity.
Special Events

Rubin Run 2024: Running for Inclusion

Sun, May 12
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
For over 40 years, the Rubin Run has been the signature family-friendly race in Bergen County. Celebrating health and wellness for all ages and abilities, the Rubin Run also raises funds to support programs and services that make our JCC accessible and inclusive to the entire community, especially our Guttenberg Center for Special Services.

Download our 30 Day Couch-to-5k Training Plan!

Exciting Programs

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Early Childhood

PJ Library

PJ Library shares Jewish-themed stories aimed at fostering family discussions about cherished values and traditions within your home. Your child will love getting this special delivery each month and you will kvell watching them light up while learning Jewish values and lessons. Become a part of our PJ Library Bergen East Family today!

JCC Premier Basketball League

AgesGrades 1st-8th
Dribble your dreams into reality this fall 2023 J.P.B.L basketball season. JCC is the place to be if your child is interested in the hoop experience of a lifetime. Our team features a phenomenal coaching staff, led by NBA G League veteran, JR Inman (League Commissioner).

Meet Hagit Tal

Fitness & Wellness Director Health and Wellness

Hagit is a mother of 3 kids plus a dog. Hagit loves everything Fitness & Wellness. She was born and raised in Israel and moved to the US in 1995. […]

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Meet Allyson Carolan

Membership Director Membership Services

As the Membership Director Allyson oversees our membership office, desks and babysitting.  Allyson is passionate about engaging with our members and community.  Allyson strongly believes in the mission, vision, and […]

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Meet Elana Prezant

Supervisor, Heart to Heart The Israeli Center

Ever since Elana joined the JCC she loved being involved in programs, committees, events and more. Elana went through participation in many different departments and has worked as a volunteer […]

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Meet Steve Rogers

Chief Executive Officer Executive Staff & Administration

Steve Rogers is the Chief Executive Officer of the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, where he has been a member for over twenty-five years.  Prior to becoming CEO in March […]

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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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Meet Ruthie Bashan

Director, Guttenberg Center for Special Services Special Services

For the past few years Ruthie has been at the Jewish Family Services and Children Center of Clifton Passaic where she worked with diverse populations including survivors of DV and […]

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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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