Due to staffing shortages associated with Tish’a B’Av, the outdoor main pools and splashpad hours for Sunday August 7 will be 11 am – 6:45 pm

Press Play @ the J this Fall

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Live Fit Workshop

Wed, August 10
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ready to lose weight and keep it off? Put an end to yo-yo weight loss and discover the keys to sustainability according to science.

Lead by Patrick Schoeneborn, NASM-CPT, CNC, WLS and James Linhares, BS, ACE-CPT
Special Events

Press Play at the J: Fall Expo

Sun, September 11
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Make your Jewish New Year sweeter one class at a time.

Come sign up for our classes in person at our Fall Registration Expo. Get a taste of the variety of classes we have to offer for all ages while enjoying some holiday fun. Start your Jewish New Year off with a bang! We can’t wait to ring in 5783 with you!

This event is for all ages and will be open to the community. Come enjoy refreshments, activities, and entertainment.

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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Youth & Family

Kids Club 

AgesGrades K-5
Join Kids Club! Our awesome after-school program for kids in Kindergarten-5th Grade provides transportation from select schools, homework help, afternoon snack, fun activities, and more!

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.
Special Services
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Music Therapy

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.
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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 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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Your gift, no matter how big or small, helps us to shape someone’s story and makes a significant difference in our community.

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