April 1, 2020 | 7 Nisan 5780
Hello Springfield JCC Members!

While the building remains closed, our Oybay ! billboard shines brightly in the sunshine, inviting you to have fun exploring the many items available through the Oybay ! the J's online auction.

If you have purchased wine this past month from the J, please read this important message .
LIVE with Seth Stutman: Sunday, April 5, 6:00 pm on Facebook.

Thank you Oybay Sponsors! If we were going about our business at the Springfield JCC this week, you would see displays of Oybay auction items as well as signage of our generous Oybay sponsors. Below is listing of local businesses who support the programmatic outreach to youth, seniors, and individuals with special needs. Please be sure to support and thank our Oybay sponsors.
Of Note..
The J's virtual programs were featured on Western Mass News...
Here are 7 ways to support businesses during the Shutdown
Passover Seder Tips from FORWARD Magazine
Thursday, April 2:
Challah Making | 10:30 am | Facebook
Parents Check In Q&A | 11:00 am | Zoom
Kids Choice Games | 11 am  Zoom
I SPY Game | 2 pm  Zoom
Kehillah Adult Social Group | 4:30 pm | Zoom
Virtual Inclusion Camp with Sarah | 6 pm | Zoom
Theater Thursday | 7:00 pm | Zoom

Friday, April 3:
Kids Choice Games | 11am  Zoom
Shabbat Singalong | 4:30 pm | Facebook
J Camp Chat | 6 pm | Zoom

Saturday, April 4:
Havdallah with the J | Saturdays, 7:30 pm | Facebook

Sunday, April 5:
Oybay Live! | 6:00 pm | Facebook
Life Lessons, Arts & Culture...
J Recipe Corner: Roasted Greek-Style Chicken & Veggies
Try out one of Bev Nadler's favorite dishes - try it tonight, or perfect it for when social distancing is lifted.
Health & Wellness Connection...
Functional Home Strength Program with Barb Orszulak
J Trainer Barb Orszulak has an eight-part training for you, available on the Springfield JCC YouTube Chanel . To supplement these videos, please see below for Functional Home Strength Program:
Good balance depends on many factors, one of them being strength.
Below are a set of exercises to help improve muscles for rising out of a chair, standing, stair climbing, pushing off for walking and general posture.
Perform 2-3 sets of each exercise for 8-12 repetitions with the exception of the plank which you will perform 3 times working your way up to a 30 sec hold. Rest 30 secs in between exercises and up to 1 minute between sets.
  • Reverse Lunges
  • Sit to Stand orSquats
  • Bridges
  • Push-ups
  • Modified PlankorStandard Elbow Plank
  • Bird Dog
  • Hip Abduction
  • Heel raises
Good Luck from Trainer Barb!
Family Connection...
Ongoing Virtual J Family Programs...
Monday, March 30, 3 pm

Wednesday, April 1, 4 pm

Thursday, April 2, 10:30 am
Thursday, April 2, 7 pm

Friday, April 3, 4:30 pm

Saturday, April 4, 7:30 pm
Kehillah: Virtual Inclusion Camp Reunion

You can join in the next inclusion camp reunion Thursday, April 2nd, 6:00 pm. Download Zoom and join via this link...
Your Virtual J on Facebook...
Other Social Media Channels...
Stay in your home, support local businesses and YOUR J all at the same time. Oybay, our online auction will go on as originally scheduled Sunday, March 29 (8:00 am EST) through Sunday April 5 (10:00 pm EST). Visit biddingforgood/SpringfieldJCC for details.
J Social Media Platforms
If you want a general connection to the J, please like us at 
Additional social media J.Connections are listed below…
Facebook:
Kehillah (for individuals with special needs)