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  • Olympic Spirit at the J

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on August 05, 2016 | Share

    “Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” — Wilma Rudolph, American runner and three-time gold medalist Today marks the start of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio. It’s a world event with an unmatched footprint…

  • On May 26, Hannah Vigran, one of the 25 students who took part in the 2016 March of the Living trip, uploaded a video to YouTube. This video was shared within the Mayerson JCC, deeply effecting those who saw it. Within its 14 minute and 13 second run-time, Hannah and fellow March of the Living participants explored the history of the…

  • Understanding Your Past & Building Your Future

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on March 30, 2016 | Share

    “If our students are going to be prepared to participate as active citizens shaping the world of tomorrow, they must understand that history didn’t just happen, it was made, and that they have a place in making the choices that will become the history of tomorrow.” Susan Graseck, National Council for the Social Studies We all wear many hats…

  • 5 Reasons for Girls & Women to Play Sports

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on February 29, 2016 | Share

    March 8 is International Women’s Day, and while celebrating strong, healthy women is part of what we do daily, we’re very excited for this holiday. When you see young girls and women achieving goals through sport, the historical context of women being expected to be frail and submissive gets turned on its head. The benefits of sports are no…

  • “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?” -Martin Luther King, Jr. From a young age, Jewish children are taught the concept of Tzedakah, or giving without any expectation of receiving – truly being selfless. Popular culture has movements like “Paying it Forward,” that often find themselves compared in sentiment to Tzedakah. Doing something…