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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

Staying Active All Day Linked To Healthy Aging

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

A generally active life, even without regular exercise sessions, was tied to better heart health and greater longevity in a study of older Swedes. Based on nearly 3,900 men ...read more

Thursday, December 19, 2013

A Very Old Donkey

Posted by: Robin Smith on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

“Moses took his wife and his sons, mounted them upon the (famous) donkey, and he returned to the land of Egypt. Moses took the staff of G-d in his hand. Exodus ...read more

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Va’yechi

Posted by: Carl Corenblum on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

In the last portion of the Book of Genesis, Va’yechi, Jacob is finally reunited with his long-lost son Joseph. After Joseph complies with Jacob’s wish to bury him ...read more

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Vayigash

Posted by: Carl Corenblum on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

In this Torah Portion of Vayigash, we read about Joseph revealing himself to his brothers and the process of bringing their father, Jacob, from Israel down to the land of ...read more

How hard could it be to cook a Latke?

Posted by: Dan Tourtellotte on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

When I heard the LJCC was having a Latke throw down at its Festival of Light Chanukah program I said to myself “How hard could it be to cook a Latke?”. If you ...read more

Monday, December 2, 2013

Chanukah

Posted by: Carl Corenblum on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

When the Greeks started to have rulership over the Land of Israel, things were actually quite good for the Jews. The Greeks engaged in art, theatre, and philosophy – ...read more

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Torah Portion of Va-yeshev

Posted by: Carl Corenblum on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

This week, we read the famous story of Joseph and his brothers. On the surface, this story seems very strange: that because their father Jacob showed favoritism to Joseph and ...read more

Monday, November 18, 2013

VaYishlach

Posted by: Carl Corenblum on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

After amassing great wealth, marrying, and having children in Choron, a place known for its immortality and deceitfulness, Jacob is told by G-d to return to his homeland in ...read more

Monday, November 11, 2013

Kreston’s Korner: Nutrition Facts about 8 Well-Known Foods

Posted by: Kreston Collins on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (1)

How well do you know these well-known foods? Bananas Did you know? You don’t need to eat bananas for the potassium. Although it is present in bananas, potassium is ...read more

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Vayeitze

Posted by: Carl Corenblum on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

In the Torah Portion of Vayeitze, we read about our forefather Ya’akov (Jacob) fleeing from his household in the Land of Israel after acquiring his wicked brother ...read more

Sunday, November 3, 2013

11th Annual Food Festival

Posted by: Stephanie Salvaga on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

2013 Jewish Food Festival was a success! This year marked the 11th Annual Jewish Food Festival and was a total success! As you walked in the door you were transported to ...read more

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Toldos

Posted by: Carl Corenblum on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

This week’s Torah Portion is “Toldos,” (lit. offspring). Besides the birth of Jacob and Esau, another very interesting segment of the portion describes ...read more

Friday, October 25, 2013

The Life of Sarah

Posted by: Carl Corenblum on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Abraham’s Servant Finds Kindness and Care in the Desert In this week’s Torah Portion, Chayei Sarah, (The Life of Sarah), we learn about a very interesting ...read more

Friday, October 11, 2013

The 2014 JCC Maccabi games will be held in Boca Raton

Posted by: Carl Cornblum on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

The 2014 JCC Maccabi games will be held in Boca Raton, Florida from August 10th to August 15th. A group of Birmingham teens from the ages of 14 to 16, will go and try to ...read more

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Building Blocks

Posted by: Barbara Traweek on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Two boys in the three year old class were playing in the block center the other day. They were stacking the blocks as high as they could go and then knocking them down, ...read more

Friday, September 13, 2013

JCC CultureFest 2013

Posted by: Robin Smith on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

We have “festival fever” at the JCC and with good reason! This fall, we are offering a two-month celebration of culture, wellness, and Jewish life with a ...read more

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

What is Interval Training?

Posted by: Kreston Collins on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

What is Interval Training? Interval training is a method of training where you increase and decrease the intensity of your workout between aerobic and anaerobic training. The ...read more




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