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Welcome May

Wed, May 1 – Fri, May 31
Don’t miss out on the May 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!

Free Guest Day @ the J

Wed, May 15
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!

Discover Your Passion

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

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!


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

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

Kidz Kourt

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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Into the Woods

Sun, May 19
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A Baker and his Wife learn they’ve been cursed with childlessness by the Witch next door.  The couple embarks on a quest – swindling, deceiving and stealing from such already-victimized characters as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack – to get the special objects required to break the spell.

Lavish: Gallery Edition

Thu, May 30
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Building on the legacy of our signature event Lavish Lunches, we are pleased to announce Lavish: Gallery Edition! On May 30, 2024, join us for an evening of meaning and memories as we celebrate 21 years of supporting our beloved seniors and their caregivers. It is sure to be a night to remember!

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 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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