Mask Up! In response to Governor Murphy reinstating a public health emergency, we would like to remind all members and guests of our mask policy. Masks are required for ALL entering the JCC, in common areas and hallways regardless of vaccination status. Please come with your own mask, adjust over nose and mouth prior to entering our building. We appreciate your support in keeping our community safe.

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Trending Programs

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Arts

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

Ages3+
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.
Youth & Family

Neil Klatskin Vacation Camp

AgesPreschool through 5th Grade
Our preschool program is for children ages 3 and 4 by October 15, 2022.  This program offers our Early Childhood Educators and Camp Counselors as staff and provides a full […]

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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Upcoming Events

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Special Events

Tu Bishvat Photo Contest

Date
Fri, January 21
Time
4:00 pm
Celebrate Tu Bishvat by entering your nature photography for a chance to win cool prizes. Just share pictures of your most admired plants, trees and greenery. This contest is open to all.
Special Events

Joseph Taub Scholar Athlete Award

Date
Mon, January 24
Applications for the Joseph Taub Scholar Athlete Awards are now open. One male and one female high school senior who resides in Bergen County will each receive a $5,400 college scholarship. The awards will be presented at the 5th Annual Sports Night of Champions, a community-wide event to support scholarships at the JCC, on Thursday, March 3, 2022. Application deadline is Monday, January 24, 2022.
Neil Klatskin Summer Camps

Kick Off to Camp

Date
Sun, February 6
Time
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Enjoy a fun afternoon of camp activities including SPORTS, DANCE, DRAMA, ART, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. Meet our camp directors, staff and specialists and learn about the incredible summer opportunities Neil Klatskin Summer Camp has to offer. All campers ages 3-14 welcome.
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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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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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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 Jr Inman

Basketball Specialist/Head Coach Health and Wellness

Coach JR Inman is one of the most decorated basketball figures in Tri State Basketball History. The Pomona New York Native was selected first team All State of New Jersey […]

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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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