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JCC Maccabi: In the News!

TribLIVE.com | Pittsburgh to host JCC Maccabi Games in 2025 GIUSTINO RACCHINI  | Wednesday, July 24, 2024 1:23 p.m. The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh will serve as host for the inaugural JCC Maccabi Campus Games next summer at Pitt. The JCC Maccabi Games are the world’s largest in-person Jewish youth sporting event, and more than 6,000 participants from JCC communities around the world are expected to attend. “The JCC …

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JCC Maccabi Games Returning to Pittsburgh in Summer 2025

First-of-Its-Kind College Campus Games: JCC Maccabi® Returns to Pittsburgh The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh (JCC) is proud to announce that Pittsburgh will host the inaugural JCC Maccabi® Campus Games in the summer of 2025 in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh and JCC Association of North America. The JCC Maccabi Games are the world’s largest in-person Jewish youth sporting event and has engaged more than …

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JCC State of Mind July 19, 2024

People often confuse optimism and hope. They sound similar. But in fact, they're very different. Optimism is the belief that things are going to get better. Hope is the belief that if we work hard enough together, we can make things better. It needs no courage, just a certain naivety to be an optimist. It needs a great deal of courage to have hope. -Rabbi …

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Healthy and Fit | Tip of the Week

UNDERSTANDING HOW YOUR POSTURE AFFECTS BACK PAIN | Fadi Bader Sweiss, MD, UPMC Neurosurgery "Don’t slouch!” “Sit up straight!” “Keep your feet on the floor!” We often tell our kids these things, mostly so that they appear polite and well mannered. But it turns out many adults could take their own advice when it comes to posture. Or, more specifically, bad posture. “One of the biggest enemies of good posture …

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JCC State of Mind – July 12, 2024

While so many of our staff are hard at work with a full slate of summertime activities, I'd like to step away from the details of the day-to-day for just a moment and share two recent and important milestones from a season filled with so much buzz and excitement. First, at EKC, we wished our 31 Staff-in-Training (SITs) and four colleagues from Camp Interlaken, the Milwaukee …

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JCC State of Mind – July 5, 2024

Summer is a VERY busy time at the JCC. Bus songs, swim lessons, canoeing and kayaking, boat rides and knee boarding, ziplining, nature hikes, trips abroad, arts & crafts, sports of all sorts, color war and much more. While any of these activities would make a good theme for a Shabbat weekly message, another lesser-known and much less appreciated summertime undertaking at the JCC - …

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JCC State of Mind – June 28, 2024

Connections, VALUES, growth and fun! With camp in full swing at the South Hills JCC, it is time for one of my favorite programs of the entire summer - Mensch on the Bench - where counselors pick a camper in their group who most embodies the weekly middah (value). Every Friday, as the entire camp gathers together for Shabbat, campers count down the seconds until their …

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THE DEKA PHILOSOPHY

THE DEKA PHILOSOPHY  On Your Mark Fitness, Pittsburgh’s DEKA affiliate at the South Hills JCC, offers premier DEKA classes, challenges and competitions! Coming up: DEKA Strong competition Saturday, July 20, 2024 8 am-1 pm On Your Mark Fitness at the JCC South Hills Athletes will receive a T-shirt and their first piece of the Trifecta Medal after competing in our 10-zone competition. REGISTER HERE  The DEKA MISSION At Spartan, our mission is to positively …

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JCC State of Mind – June 21, 2024

Over the past week at the JCC, we have been celebrating both moving up and moving out. Across our early childhood development center in both Squirrel Hill and South Hills, nearly 60 of our pre-kindergarten students moved up following a year of significant exploration and growth. Over the same time, Rabbi Ron Symons, our Senior Director of Jewish Life and Founding Director of the Center for Loving Kindness and Civic …

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Getting Active at the JCC: We’re Here to Help!

You've walked in and started your membership. You've gotten your swipe card, downloaded the app to see the schedules, made a promise to yourself that you are starting new healthy habits, and then you've gone to bed each night telling yourself that in the morning, you're going to figure out how to actually Do The Thing. I get it, I've been there. I walked past the JCC, …

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