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Welcome June

Date
Sat, June 1 – Sun, June 30
Don’t miss out on the June 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!

Pickleball Clinic

Date
Wed, June 19
Recurring
Calling all JCC Members! Whether you’re new to Pickleball or already an expert, join us at our Members Only Pickleball Social!

Free Guest Day @ the J

Date
Wed, June 19
Recurring
You and a FRIEND can enjoy all the perks of being a member TOGETHER! Every 3rd Wednesday of the month is FREE GUEST DAY! Sign your guest in at the front desk and HAVE FUN!

Palisade Pathfinders Hiking Club

Date
Sun, June 23
Time
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Recurring
Dedicated to exploring Bergen County off-the-beaten-path and fostering strong connections among nature enthusiasts within our community.

Make a Splash this Summer @ the J

Date
Sun, June 23
Time
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Recurring
Join us for a summer of fun at the pool! Enjoy themed events from June to August, including a kickoff party, patriotic picnic, pirate adventure, flamingo day, and an end-of-summer bash. Bring the whole family and make unforgettable memories!

Discover Your Passion

Date
Mon, April 1 – Sat, August 31
Discover Your Passion at the J – Join Today and see how your JCC membership can provide exclusive member-only discounts and help you uncover your passions like never before!

JCC Outdoor Playground

Date
Fri, March 1 – Thu, October 31
Join us for exclusive playtime, where play and laughter create cherished family moments in a community atmosphere. It’s your special place for fun, reserved just for JCC members and their little ones!
Membership

Babysitting

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.

Tumble Room

Date
Mon, January 1 – January 1, 2025
The Tumble Room is more than just a play area – it’s a canvas for imagination!

Kidz Kourt

Date
Mon, January 1 – January 1, 2025
2-6 Year Olds Welcome! Activities Include: Mats, Blocks, Toys, &  Lots of Fun!

Upcoming Events

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Puglia, Italy Trip

Date
Thu, June 27
Time
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Join the JCC and its community members for a trip of a lifetime to Puglia Italy this fall!

Play FORE! The Kids

Date
Mon, August 5
Time
7:00 am – 9:00 pm
This important fundraiser includes a fun day of Men’s & Women’s Golf, Tennis & Pickleball, & Mah Jongg or Canasta. Come play with us to support the JCC’s programming, services, and camps for children with special needs.

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!
Athletics

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 Mali Oelsner

Managing Director, Israeli Culture & Engagement The Israeli Center

Mali is a proud Israeli and passionate about Israeli culture as well as integrating with Jewish-American community.  She is a multi-cultural business leader who is known for Business Development and […]

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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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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 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 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 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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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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