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Monday, September 29, 2014

The History of Falafel

Posted by: BellaOnline.com on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

If you haven't had the privilege of eating them, falafels are a fried ball or patty of spiced chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) combined with spices and possibly some ...read more

Monday, September 15, 2014

7 Days to Find Your Happy Place

Posted by: Robin Smith on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

It’s been a long time since I began my own search for a health and fitness club in Birmingham; but I remember the process and the feeling like it was yesterday. When I ...read more

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Parshat Pinchas

Posted by: Eitan Corenblum on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

This Torah reading relates that after G‑d told Moses to ascend to Mount Nebo to die, Moses asked G‑d to appoint a leader for the people. Often, emphasis is placed ...read more

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Parshat Chukat

Posted by: Eitan Corenblum on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

This week’s Torah reading contains a miraculous narrative: For the tenth time, the Jewish people complained to Moses about their conditions in the desert. G‑d ...read more

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Korach

Posted by: Carl Corenblum on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

It’s a typical American trait to support the underdog, so there are many of us who might have rooted for Korach in his confrontation with Moses described in this ...read more

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Shavuot

Posted by: Carl Corenblum on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

This Tuesday, June 3, at 7:32 PM, we Birminghamians light the Yom Tov candles and usher in the Fesitval of Shavuos, the Giving of the Torah. People all over the world bring ...read more

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Crossfitness with Cori Johnson Comes to the J

Posted by: Jessica Simpson on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Cori Johnson received her Crossfit Level I certification in June 2010 and she has been CrossFitting since May 2009. Just one year earlier, Cori’s life looked a lot ...read more

Thursday, May 22, 2014

OPERATION “HEALTHY SKIN, HEALTHY YOU” IS UNDERWAY AT THE J!

Posted by: Jessica Simpson on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

It's a great week to be at the pool, right? Everyone at the J is excited about the start of summer and we want to take this time to encourage our members to think about ...read more

BaMidbar

Posted by: Carl Corenblum on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The Torah reading of Bamidbar begins with G-d telling Moshe that he and his brother Aharon, the Kohen Gadol (High Priest), were to tally the number of the Jewish people. The ...read more

Monday, May 19, 2014

Strength, Stability & Training Power Muscle Fibers

Posted by: Susan Finley on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

This workout covers lots of bases. The first two circuits emphasize strength and stability while the last one is for training power muscle fibers. People of all ages need to ...read more

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Camp Memories

Posted by: Jessica Simpson on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 10:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Getting a group of adults talking about summer camp is always entertaining, and often amusing and revealing. Many of us have fond memories of attending camp in our youth ...read more

Thursday, May 8, 2014

BeHar

Posted by: Carl Corenblum on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

This week’s Torah reading describes the Mitzvah of the Jubilee year. During the Jubilee, land that was part of a person’s ancestral heritage and which he had sold ...read more

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Counting the Omer

Posted by: Carl Corenblum on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

From the second night of Pesach until the holiday of Shavuos, a duration of 49 days, we are given a unique mitzvah: the Counting of the Omer. We count every one of these 49 ...read more

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tabata Training

Posted by: Susan Finley on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

This workout utilizes a Tabata finisher. Tabata training employs 20 seconds of intense effort with 10 seconds of rest, repeated 8 times. Circuit 1 Flat DB press x 10-12 ...read more

Parshat Kedoshim

Posted by: Carl Corenblum on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

A Rabbi once saw two drunks stumbling down the street while embracing each other. "I really love you." "No, you don't," answered his friend. "Yes, I do." "No, you don't," ...read more

Tricks of the Trade for Communicating with Preschoolers

Posted by: Robin Smith on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Some of the childcare professionals at the LJCC’s Cohn Early Childhood Learning Center have been kind enough to offer some “tricks of the trade” ...read more

Monday, April 28, 2014

Final Thoughts on 27 Days of Understanding

Posted by: Betzy Lynch on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Sunday was the conclusion of the LJCC’s 27 Days of Understanding and Tolerance. Upon reflection of the events and educational opportunities that were provided from ...read more

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Stabilization/Core Training

Posted by: Susan Finley on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

This week's workout provides an extra dose of stabilization/core training. It also employs the use of a "finisher." Finishers are considered to add an extra metabolic boost. ...read more

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Parshat Metzorah

Posted by: Carl Corenblum on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

This week’s Torah reading begins with the description of the purification process for a person who became impure because of tzaraas, a skin condition resembling ...read more

Monday, March 31, 2014

Plyometrics

Posted by: Susan Finley on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

This week's workout implements plyometric elements into the first circuit. Plyometric exercises stimulate power muscle fibers and are especially effective in stimulating bone ...read more

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Passover Begins April 14

Posted by: Robin Smith on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Pesach starts April 14 this year! There is a beautiful passage in the Book of Ezekiel describing the exodus from Egypt: “I passed by you and I saw you and behold your ...read more

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

WOW Workout for Core Balance & Strength

Posted by: Susan Finley on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

This total body workout incorporates elements of core strength and balance. Circuit 1 Good mornings x 12-15 Bulgarian squat x 10-12 MB pushup x 10-max (or pushup of your ...read more

Monday, March 10, 2014

STRENGTHEN YOUR ROTATOR CUFF

Posted by: Susan Finley on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

This is a good all-round workout with an emphasis on strengthening the rotator cuff. Shoulder rotators are trained with high repetition and low load so set the cable on the ...read more

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Vayikra

Posted by: Carl Corenblum on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Vayikra “And He called to Moses (1:1)” The first word, the name of this week’s Parshah, and the name for the whole third book of the Five Books of Moses is ...read more

Monday, February 24, 2014

WOW Workout of the Week

Posted by: Susan Finley on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

This week's workout combines strength with power. Remember to hinge your hips on the kettlebell swings. It is a basic well-balanced workout with a metabolism-boosting shot of ...read more

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Parshah Tetzaveh

Posted by: Carl Corenblum on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

We read the Parshah of Tetzaveh (“You shall command”) this week. Most of the chapter discusses the various services, priestly garments, and vessels that were used ...read more

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Parshas Mishpatim

Posted by: Carl Corenblum on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

In this week’s Parshah, called Parshas Mishpatim, we learn about the kind of Mitzvahs in the category of “mishpatim” or “rationally-understood” ...read more

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Parshas Yisro

Posted by: Carl Corenblum on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

In this week’s Torah Portion, we learn about the Giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, probably the most important event in Jewish History until now. “Israel ...read more

Friday, January 10, 2014

Beshalach

Posted by: Robin Smith on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

This week’s Parshah tells us about the splitting of the Sea of Reeds and the Jewish People’s escape from Pharaoh and slavery in Egypt. As they saw the Egyptian ...read more

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Is Organic Milk Better for You?

Posted by: Susan Finley Fitness Newsletter on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Into the already muddy debate over the benefits of organic food comes new research that suggests organic milk has more heart-healthy fatty acids than conventional milk. The ...read more




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