March 25, 2022 | 22 Adar II 5782
Dear Friends,

What is the obligation of a JCC to engage with global affairs? The question is often asked in the context of flashpoints like the war in Ukraine, or longstanding geopolitical situations like the Middle East. The Kaiserman JCC is a local institution, charged with fostering community here in the greater Philadelphia region. As a result, how might we answer this question? Simply put: In concert with our community.
Over the past few weeks we have seen hundreds in our community impressively step up to support relief efforts in Ukraine, in particular under the leadership of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. As a result, the JCC is proud to amplify such efforts, and serve as a collection point for critically needed items donated to our partners at IAC Philadelphia for the cause. Our constituents have also answered the call for help from our sister Jewish Community Centers in Ukraine, and we stand with those centers embodying the Jewish concept of Klal Yisrael – or Jewish peoplehood. 
We have also seen our community wrestle with this concept of peoplehood in other contexts over the years – oftentimes when it comes to the politics of Israel. Later this month the JCC will participate in the world premier of a new play on this topic – fascinatingly set at a Jewish Community Center not unlike our own. Settlements, by Seth Rozin, explores how a provocative play impacts the dynamics of a Jewish community, thematically centering the question so many of us ask when presented with thorny topics that rattle our community: How might we find common ground? This seems the essence of a JCC’s work, and I’m humbled to have been invited to participate in one of the production’s talkback sections as a guest speaker in order to present on how the JCC can address this important communal need.
More information can be found about the play, and participating in a special final dress rehearsal to benefit the Kaiserman JCC below!
Shabbat Shalom,
The Maccabi Games are Back!

We are thrilled that the JCC Maccabi Games® will return this summer and are so excited to announce that Team Philadelphia will be participating!

The Maccabi Games is the largest organized in-person Jewish teen sports experience. They will be hosted by the Lawrence Family JCC on the Jacobs Family Campus from July 31 to August 5, 2022 in San Diego, California.

16U Boys Soccer,16 Girls Soccer, 16U Boys Basketball, 16U Girls Basketball, 16U Ice Hockey, Boys and Girls Tennis, Boys and Girls Tennis, Swimming, Golf, and Dance.

$2400 inclusive of airlines, uniforms, swag, etc. Scholarship available, please contact Barrie Mittica, [email protected]
If you are interested in more
information, please contact
Barrie Mittica, [email protected]
Final Dress Rehearsal
March 31, 2022
Featuring Steven Rishard, Cindy Gold, Emily Zacharias, Becca Khalil and Mitch Greenberg

InterAct Theatre Company @ The Drake, 302 S. Hicks St. Phila, PA, 19102
*PAY WHAT YOU WILL* at the door

Proceeds will go to the Kaiserman Jewish Community Center
Older Adult Programming
We want to hear from you!
We are looking into partnering with Golden Slipper Gems, and together we are thinking about expanding JCC services for older adults to include lifelong learning classes and activities, in addition to fitness. We would like to have your input regarding your interests and ideas. We prepared a short survey that will help us determine the best content and format that fit the JCC and you. Please fill out this survey and help us shape a new program at the JCC. The survey is anonymous, if you wish to share more with us feel free to contact us directly.
Camp Kef Registration is OPEN and SPOTS ARE FILLING UP!

We are currently FULL and accepting campers to a waitlist for the following age groups:
  • 1 Year Olds
  • 2 Year Olds
  • 3 Year Olds

There is only 1 spot left in both the Nursery and our 4 Year Old groups for some weeks during the summer.

Visit us online to learn more about camp and register today!
Group Fitness at the J
Class Pass Cards are available at the Front Desk, read below or visit us online for more information!

Sundays at 10am

This is a high energy 60 minute aerobic class that utilizes kickboxing, athletic drills, weights, and running to increase cardiovascular endurance and strengthen muscles all while having fun. 
Mondays at 11am

Low-impact class with easy-to-follow choreography.

Click here for more information about Senior Fit!
Tuesdays at 10am

Stretch & Core is a blend of flexibility and core stability training designed to improve strengths and suppleness. This class will include a full body holistic approach, enhanced stretching positions, yoga, Pilates & balance technique.
Wednesdays at 10am

Total Body / Cardio & Strength begins with 15 minutes of cardio, followed by 5-8 minutes of strength training per muscle group (legs, arms, abs) and finishes with lighter cardio, cool down and stretching.
Fridays at 11am

Functional Fitness is a low impact workout that will train your muscles to work together for the tasks of daily living, at work, at home and on the go. Deb will help you move your way from deconditioned to reconditioned, and help you regain mobility and flexibility.
Details about Group Fitness

  • Pricing:
  • 10 Class Pass | $135
  • Drop-in Rate | $15
  • Masks are now mandatory.
  • Silver Sneakers will continue to be accepted.
Indoor Track

  • Pricing:
  • 10 Class Pass | $25
  • Drop-in Rate | $5
  • Hours:
  • Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 9pm
  • Friday 8:30am – 5pm
  • Saturday 8am – 12pm
  • Sunday 9am – 4pm
Music with Gina
For Children 6 months - 5 Years
Music with Gina is a class for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers (ages 6 months – 5 years) and their caregivers. Class is meant to create a nurturing space to play and connect through the use of movement, playing, and singing.
Class is held at the Kaiserman JCC every Tuesday from 10-10:45am.
Drop in Class Rate is $15 / Family
Music memberships are available.
Grownups must be masked.
KidsTime After-School Enrichment
The KidsTime program at the Kaiserman JCC is a comprehensive after-school program for children in grades K-5. You can feel confident knowing your children are in good hands when they arrive at the JCC for KidsTime.

We offer van transportation from Merion Elementary and Penn Wynne Elementary, and offer pick-up from Perelman Jewish Day School!
Adult Pick-Up Basketball
Three days a week we offer Adult Pick-Up basketball in our indoor gym! You must be 18 years or older to participate.

  • 10 Class Pass | $90
  • Drop-in Rate | $10
Philly in Israel Lecture at the J
April 3 | At the Kaiserman JCC
This event is in Hebrew

Join us for a suspenseful and intriguing lecture as watching the plot of a spy movie unfold with Erez Hasson a Former officer at the Israel Security Agency.
Hasson speaks about his 22-year experience at the agency and reveals fascinating details of his experience in espionage: safeguarding Israel, exposing terrorist rings, and providing intelligence for counter-terrorism operations.
It doesn’t matter if you are not in the intelligence filed. Hasson message is entertaining, inspiring – and in many cases it will resonate on a universal level. 
Kaiserman JCC
45 Haverford Rd. Wynnewood, PA | (610) 896-7770