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My Baby & Me and PJ Library at the Family Park!

My Baby and Me and PJ Library head to the Family Park in Monroeville for extra fun this summer. My Baby and Me Swim Times are Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 am to 1 pm, through August 14. Bring your little ones (age 4 and under) and plenty of sunscreen; we will provide snacks and water. (No Swim Time Friday, July 3) No fee; JCC members and Splash Pass …

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Shabbat Message – June 26, 2015

Rabbi Paul Tuchman,Temple B’nai Israel, White Oak June 26, 2015 | 9 Tammuz Water for body and soul Parshat Chukat, Numbers 19:1-22:1 The day before this is published I will have returned safely, God willing, from a visit to my beloved native Arizona desert. It is a place of austere grandeur and a fascinating ecosystem. I find it effortless to sense God’s presence there. But it is not without difficulties. …

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Kirshner Family EKC Weekend

August 21-23, 2015 Experience the excitement of camping with the entire family at Emma Kaufmann Camp in Morgantown, WV. We have private bathrooms in every cabin and a new gluten free kitchen! Weekend Highlights include: Swimming in our Aquatics Center *3 pools, diving boards, waterslides Lake Activities *Tubing, canoeing, kayaking, "The Blob" and "The Rave" Ropes Challenge Course *Cargo net, climbing tower and zipline Arts & Crafts projects Sports *Basketball, tennis, archery, soccer and many more! Horseback …

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JCC had a great basketball season

In addition to all of the in-house basketball leagues, camps and clinics, the JCC has “travel teams” which participate in the Metro USA League (5th-8th grades) and the Greater Pittsburgh Independent Basketball League (GPIBL) for our High School teams. These teams put on the JCC uniform with pride and travel all over the City of Pittsburgh and surrounding communities to compete against school districts and …

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Aquatic Guidelines

Swim Lessons: Parent & Participant Tips & Guidelines Lesson Format & Schedule: The JCC follows the American Red Cross Water Safety Program that is a nationally recognized program, developed by experts and field tested by American Red Cross aquatic instructors. Each level of swim lessons has specific goals that the children are to meet prior to moving to the next level. Every child progresses at their …

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Lack of Physical Activity

Many of the health and weight problems that people face today are related to a lack of physical activity. Although we are “on the run” during the day, we’re sedentary as we drive, work, watch TV and use the computer. On top of that, modern technology gives us time-saving shortcuts like dishwashers, car washes, escalators and remote controls that encourage us to do even less. …

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May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

A time to remember the importance of preventing osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to become weak and brittle. Half of all women (and one-quarter of men over 50) will break a bone due to osteoporosis, according to the National Institutes of Health. But this disease is largely preventable through healthy lifestyle choices. Strengthen your bones from this month forward by starting with these simple …

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7 Ways to Measure Progress

Start an exercise diary. Write down what you did and how it made you feel. Take a "before" picture and post it on your refrigerator, then taken an "after" picture shot every month or so and compare. Try on your skinny jeans every other Friday. Do push-ups twice weekly; once weekly, write down your number of reps. If your energy level is up and you're sleeping better, something is …

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Six Reasons to Get Off the Couch

Physical activity helps you lose weight by burning calories, boosting resting metabolism and buffering you from bone and muscle loss that can result if you diet alone. High levels of physical activity can decrease your risk of colon cancer by 40-50%. Exercise helps you get better sleep. In one study, people who walked more than 6 blocks a day had 1/3 fewer insomnia problems than their less …

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31 Days to a Healthier Diet

Drink water. It’s the only beverage your body really needs and craves. Gradually replace soda, flavored coffees, sugary drinks and other high-calorie drinks with water. Aim for 6-8 cups each day. Too busy to cook healthy? To save time, use your crockpot, cook and freeze large batches of food. Buy pre-cut or pre-cooked ingredients, and keep an organized grocery list. Avoid trans fats. They increase your risk …

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