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Health & Wellness

Fit@15

Date
Wed, February 1 – Tue, February 28
Continue the legacy, take the challenge.

For years, our members have taken the challenge to stay active. Hundreds have risen to the occasion. We have one question… are YOU ready for the challenge? Check-in at the J (15) times or more throughout the month of February for a FREE performance t-shirt!

Questions? Email fitness@jccotp.org

* Valid Feb 1-28, check-in 15 or more times, only 1 check-in per day permitted. Valid for members only.
Special Events

Camp Rocks!

Date
Sun, February 12
Time
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
It’s GAME TIME! The countdown to Summer 2023 is on! Come join our rockstar camp team on Super Bowl Sunday with a halftime themed spectacular showcase!

-Looking for stats? Our camp team will be on hand for tours and questions.
-Got spirit? Help us kick off our 33rd summer at Neil Klatskin Summer Camps in style! Football attire is highly encouraged!
-Ready…Set…Win! See our raffles below.
Special Events

Rubin Run 2023: Running for Inclusion

Date
Sun, May 21
Time
8:00 am – 12:00 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.

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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Dance

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.
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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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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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shelley Levy.

Meet Shelley Levy

Director, Guttenberg Center for Special Services Special Services

Shelley has over thirty years of professional experience working with children, teens, and adults with special needs as well as curriculum design and program development. Bringing her a wealth of […]

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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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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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