Oshman Family JCC Blog

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Introducing…The Annual!

By Seth Leslie, Chief Development Officer  Shalom, chaverim (friends)! Greetings from the OFJCC’s Team Development. We are here today dropping some big news. For those of you in the know, the OFJCC has hosted our Annual Benefit for as long as many of us can remember. We followed the traditional...

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Tips for Improving Your Sleep—Naturally

Here are a few simple, drug-free tips for improving your sleep. We all know that a good night’s sleep is essential to maintaining physical and mental health and wellbeing, but how many of us are getting the right amount of quality sleep? According to the CDC, the average adult needs seven...

OFJCC COO Sally Flinchbaugh (left) and Mandel Leadership in the North fellow Merry Kaabiya, at Merry's home in Israel

Another View on Leadership

In June, our Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President Sally Flinchbaugh was able to travel to Israel as a hands-on learning component of the Mandel Executive Leadership Program. The 18-month program empowers leaders of Jewish nonprofits to sharpen their vision of Jewish communal life and expand their leadership skills....

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Q&A with Badminton Champ Nicole K.

Fourteen-year-old badminton star, Nicole K., has been playing badminton since she was eight. When her coach asked her to train in explosiveness and agility, she came to the OFJCC. Nicole has been working with personal trainer Dillon Gates to increase strength, improve stamina and move faster. Since her training, Nicole has excelled in tournaments and has...

Evening view of Ama Dablam on the way to Everest Base Camp - Nepal

Parsha Partners: Light on the Mountain (Ki Tisa)

This dual blog post was authored by Robert Perry and Aviv Siegel. Robert and Aviv started working on Parashat Ki Tisa a couple of months ago, and enjoyed working together, discussing, exchanging thoughts and ideas while finding inspiration to each create a personal work based on the Parsha. There have...

Vitamin D Gel Capsules and Natural Sources of Vitamin D

COVID and Vitamin D

We know that improving lifestyle factors (diet, sleep and exercise) can help boost your immune system, but the importance of Vitamin D should not be underestimated. A study published by the journal Aging Clinical and Experimental Research states, “COVID-19 is caused, beside the virus virulence, by the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Vitamin D...