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It’s a good thing I’m a master multi-tasker!
Becky Ewer

It’s 10:00 am. I’ve got a morning work meeting. My six year-old son is asking for his third snack of the day already and I have to get him set up for his next online class. My two-year old daughter desperately wants to watch a song on my phone.

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Past Blogs

Finding Balance
Steve Albert

It’s difficult to find balance in our lives these days, but we must strive to do so for our health and well-being. I’d like to comment on three things that I think are particularly helpful. First, slow your pace. Second, adhere to a schedule. Third, stay active.

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Studying Mishneh In Memory of Marvin Schuck, z"l.
Saul Korin

One of my oldest friends from Hebrew school at Temple Beth Shalom synagogue in Haddon Heights and Cherry Hill, New Jersey, is Rabbi David Ari Schuck. He now lives on Long Island where he has a congregation at Beth El Synagogue Center in New Rochelle, NY.

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New Year, New World
Lenny Steinberg

As we begin 5781, we know one thing is for certain, this new year will be different than any other years before it. We are fully engaged in digital programming, virtual schooling, and creative outside programs that allow us to be as close as we can be to being physically together.

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Fatigued? Here’s Your Energy Boost!
Jennifer Harrington

Fatigue is a common outcome of everyday busy life. Balancing career, relationships, children, school-whatever your life pre-pandemic looked like-fatigue was a normal response to the hustle of everyday life. When this pandemic began six months ago and schools, activities, careers shifted...

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Joining the Food Cart Scene
Steve Albert

Several weeks ago, Allen Levine, who runs the Cafe at the J, launched Garbanzo’s, a food cart located in the MJCC’s parking lot. Garbanzo’s features a menu that is vegan, gluten-free, kosher, and halal, with items that include falafel, grilled eggplant...

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The Magic Camp Bubble
Carli Rosenthal

I am sitting down on my couch, drinking a cup of coffee and reminiscing about summer day camp. 45 days of smiling faces, silly songs, messy projects, and memories for a lifetime. We knew this year of camp was going to be different for many reasons.

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The only thing for certain is challah!
Becky Ewer

Ten years ago, I got a call that would change my life forever. The nurse asked me, “Are you sitting down, and are you in a quiet place?” She went on to tell me I had breast cancer. The next year and years to follow were filled with surgeries, chemo, and an emotional roller coaster.

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The New Viral Game Sweeping the Nation
Ashley Scacco

Okay, so maybe it’s not sweeping the nation just yet, but this week in the Sportsplex I had the privilege to witness an original camp kid created game. Pandemic. The camp group had compiled some of the universal intricacies of our world right now...

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Reconditioning the Deconditioned
Joe Seitz

It is now August. Most of us have been under various stages of pandemic restrictions for about 6 months. Unfortunately, we probably have at least another 6 months to go. Some have creatively found ways to move, adapt, and shift their personal fitness as the environment around them changed...

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