November 2016

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Why I’m Giving on #GivingTuesday

My favorite activities at the Oshman Family JCC are the lectures, talks and seminars. Mental exercise! I have always loved learning. My first job out of college was at the Brookings Institution, where going to hear dignitaries, academics and researchers was “part of the job.” Like most of us, my...

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What Kids Are Thankful for

This month, kids on campus—whether in Club J, the OFJCC Leslie Family Preschool, or Meira Academy—are getting ready for Thanksgiving. We asked them what they were thankful for this year and they treated us to these gems: “I am thankful for shelter.” -Adi S., 7 “My brother.” Naama M., 9 “I...

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Welcome to The Breakfast Club

No matter how you look at it, The Breakfast Club defined a generation. When hearing this phrase, many people think of the classic 1985 John Hughes film about teenagers in high school. They each come from different cliques, standing in for different stereotypes, and must serve a day’s worth of...

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What kind of driver are you?/!

Have you ever been guilty of committing a California rolling stop, also known as a “California roll”? Some driving maneuvers may be very common but are unsafe or even against the law. However, for better or worse, we’re easily influenced by those around us. An article from the academic journal Accident Analysis...