Oshman Family JCC Blog

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Interns Reflect: The Top Five Things We Learned This Summer

Many professionals have had the experience of interning during their college years. Completing an internship can have a formative effect on students and their soft skills. This summer, four college students had the opportunity to intern in a variety of departments at the Oshman Family JCC including Member Services, Camps,...

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Jewish Teens Get a Taste of the Olympic Spirit

Thank you for making my first Maccabi Games such a blast! It was the most fun I’d had in a while… I really appreciate all the work you guys put into making the games function as well as they did. I’ll be back next year to help our team take...

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The Secret to Energizing Your Zumba Workout

Teaching over 200 Zumba® participants per week, I have had every type of student: the professional dancer, the front row diva, the can’t-remember-the-moves-but-giving-it-my-all student, the high-impact guru, the leisurely dancer and more. But I’ve noticed there is one type of Zumba®  participant who gets the most out of every workout. No matter...

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12 Inspired Hummus Recipes to Knock Your Socks Off

Hummus – what’s not to like? At the OFJCC, we’re big fans of the chickpea-and-tahini spread which originated in the Middle East and has become a staple of our diet. Hummus is an excellent dish because of its versatility and health benefits. It contains no dairy, nuts or gluten and helps...

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Oasis Play Space: Everything But the Camel

On Sunday, July 17, we opened the floodgates to our new Oasis Play Space on the Jessica Lynn Saal Town Square. After months of planning and construction (and curiosity), our unique and amazing Oasis was opened to the community. The Play Space, which has been featured in J. The Jewish News Weekly...

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How Art Changes Your Brain (and Your Heart)

As a child, I distinctly remember the gestalt of singing in a choir, being on stage with my friends and making new friends who share, experience, and exchange ideas, energy and the love of Jewish texts and music. I’m so proud to know that I come from people who have...

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Six Lessons I Learned from Elie Wiesel

As I sit on the plane flying home after our first-ever Silicon Valley Community Trip to Israel, I want to reflect on the passing of Elie Wiesel.  We were in Jerusalem when we heard that Elie Wiesel had died, and it just so happened that our group was slated to...