River Friends Day Camp (ages 2 – 6)

Early Childhood Center

River Friends Day Camp (ages 2 – 6)

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Early Childhood Center

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Children

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Youth, Teen, and Family Fitness & Recreation

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Fitness Center

Personal Training

Group Exercise

Youth, Teen, and Family Fitness

Fitness Center

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Personal Training

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Group Exercise

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Youth, Teen, and Family Fitness

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Aquatic Exercise

Private Swim Lessons

Hammerheads Swim Team

Summer Swim Clinics

Lap Swimming

Aquatic Exercise

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Private Swim Lessons

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Hammerheads Swim Team

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Summer Swim Clinics

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Lap Swimming

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Group Swim Lessons

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Jewish Life

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Special Needs

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Renard Lecture Series

Renard Lecture Series

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Happy Sukkot!

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A message for Sukkot from Rabbi Ben Newman:

“To everything, there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven…”— Ecclesiastes

As we move deeper into the fall season, the Jewish tradition marks this time by building temporary dwellings, or Sukkot. On this festival named after these impermanent structures, we read the book of Ecclesiastes where we are reminded of the truth that whatever we are experiencing “this too shall pass.” We celebrate by sitting and eating in Sukkot, and shaking 4 harvest plants native to Israel, a citron, Myrtle, willow, and palm in 6 directions in memory of the ancient prayers for rain.

This year at the Shames JCC we have built a beautiful new sukkah to remind us that however difficult life may be there will be brighter days ahead— we should never give up hope for a better future. May you have a joyous Sukkot! If you would like to try eating or just sitting in a sukkah, there are still spots available to reserve some time in our new JCC sukkah this week or join me at meditation in the sukkah on Thursday.

 

Important: all morning Senior Strength classes and Fit 4 Life will move from the Gymnasium to KidSpace for the weeks of 8-2 and 8-9. All morning Zumba classes will move from the Gymnasium to the Main Studio for the weeks of 8-2 and 8-9. Space will be limited and spots will be first-come, first-served. Thank you for understanding. Also, please note that the pool will be closed beginning 8-27 and remained closed until 9-12 for its annual mandated maintenance.