Family Day and Hanukkah Blast

The Kaiserman JCC invites you to a special Family Day and Hanukkah Blast at the J. Come and share in the spirit and joy of Hanukkah with a day of family fun:

  • Mitzvah Morning with JKidPhilly and The Friendship Circle from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Decorate a Menorah with Chabad of Penn Wynne
  • Israel Monopoly with Our New Shaliach
  • Open Gym (including fitness center and track) from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Hanukkah Music
  • Chocolate Gelt
  • Fun Inflatables
  • Nana’s Kitchen Open — Latkes for Sale
  • Dreidel Mania
  • Kids Movie
  • Kindergym
  • Jewish Book Sale with Narberth Book Store
  • Community Candle Lighting (BYOM – Bring Your Own Menorah) at 4 p.m.

Run, Walk & Wag 5K for the J

Welcome to the first Run, Walk & Wag 5K for the J! This event will help raise funds for the Kaiserman JCC and the Robert J. Wilf Preschool and Kindergarten Scholarship Funds. It will take place on the beautiful Cynwyd Heritage Trail in Bala Cynwyd and will begin and end in Bala Cynwyd Park. Everyone is welcome — runners and walkers, as well as dog owners wanting to bring their dogs for a nice walk on the trail.

Awards for the top runner (male/female) in each age group will be distributed after the race. The race will be professionally timed by the Bryn Mawr Racing Co., and results will be announced on the company’s website.

T-Shirts will be available for all participants, and bandannas for all dogs. The cost is $30 per adult for running, walking or dog-walking. Children 12 and under are free.

Click here to register.

Questions: Contact Amy Foster, (610) 585-2419.

JCC Maccabi Games Seeks Host Families and Volunteers

The Kaiserman Jewish Community Center in Wynnewood is still seeking both host families and volunteers for its Maccabi Games August 14-9.

On the volunteering end, the JCC is hoping to fill over 3,000 volunteer shifts. You can register to become a volunteer here. These include positions such as medical tent volunteers, greeters, sporting event assistants, and meal helpers.

If your family is interested in hosting an athlete for the Maccabi Games, you must live within a 45-minute drive from the JCC. The JCC included a list of the following responsibilities for host families:

Each Host Family will be asked to take a minimum of two visiting athletes. Your responsibilities are to pick them up on Sunday August 14 at the Kaiserman JCC and get them settled in then bring them that evening to Opening Ceremony and stay to enjoy the show.  On Monday morning the week of competition begins. Hosts may either bring their athletes to the JCC or directly to their venue (TBD on Main Line) for the day.  Athletes will stay with us at the Games until after the evening activities conclude each night (approx 9:30pm).

More after the jump.
Wednesday night is Host Family Night.  This is your chance to show your athletes your favorite part of Philadelphia. Sports conclude that day by approx 4pm.

On Friday morning everyone goes back home and the Games are complete.

If you’d like to host Maccabi Games athletes or volunteer, please go to under the “host” or “volunteer” options.