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Starting the New Year with Sweet Babka Bake

| WED, OCT 02, 2019

On Thursday, September 26, 2019, our Active Seniors gathered together to kick of the High Holiday season with a “Make & Take Babka Bake”. Their secret ingredient? Nutella! May everyone…

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Strong Hands, Warm Hearts: Sukkah Building 2019/5780

| WED, OCT 02, 2019

On Sunday, September 29, 2019, families from the JCCNNJ gathered together to pitch in and help build Sukkahs for families in need of a few strong hands and warm hearts.…

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Open Hearts Open Homes 2019 – Journal Entry #1: The teens arrive!

| TUE, AUG 27, 2019

The Israeli teens may have just left New Jersey after three weeks together with us but our memories of our time together with them are still vivid and bright. Here’s…

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Open Hearts Open Homes 2019 – Journal Entry #2: Fun in the Sun

| MON, AUG 26, 2019

Journal Entry #2: Fun in the Sun Along the way of the three weeks together, the Israeli teens from the Open Hearts Open Homes program found their footing in New…

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Open Hearts Open Homes 2019 – Journal Entry #3 – Saying Goodbye but not Forever

| MON, AUG 26, 2019

Journal Entry #3 – Saying Goodbye but not Forever After a never-long-enough three weeks together, our host families and teens had to say goodbye. The ripple effect of this year’s…

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Meet This Year’s Teens!

| MON, JUN 17, 2019

We are so excited to announce this year’s Open Hearts Open Homes teens. They are a group of well-deserving kids who have all suffered at the hands of terrorism in…

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Bonding over Bowling!

| TUE, JUN 04, 2019

The teens from our upcoming Open Hearts Open Homes 2019 program recently met in Ashkelon, Israel for a bowling party. This event was another opportunity for the kids to get…

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Teens Bond with Therapeutic Animals and Each Other

| WED, MAY 01, 2019

The Open Hearts Open Homes teens of 2019 recently visited with the Therapeutic Animal Center in Sderot, Israel and also took the opportunity to start to get to know each…

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See our Active Adults’ Seder in Action!

| MON, APR 29, 2019

Singing, eating, and participating in a full Seder, over 50 Active Adults from the JCCNNJ had a wonderful time welcoming in the Pesach season. Special thanks to Cantor Mark Biddelman…

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Bernstein Event Wows a Sold Out Crowd

| MON, APR 15, 2019

Music, memories and more! On Thursday, March 28, the JCC of Northern NJ community gathered at Bacari Grill in Washington Township to hear stories, songs and music by and about…

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