Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, Newton
Television journalist Ted Koppel (third from right) participated in the grand opening ceremonies of the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center (JCC) in 1983 along with, (from left) Abbott Kahn, president of the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston, Mickey Cail, building committee chairman, Maggie Katzenburg, Paula Sidman, and Joel Berkowitz, the JCC’s first president.
They might not recognize the JCC today because of all the changes it has undergone. Next
JCC Grossman Camp, Westwood
In the summer, the JCC runs day camps in Newton and at its Grossman Camp in Westwood. In addition, the center also offers overnight stays at the Maccabi Camp Kingswood in Maine.
Families enjoyed Powissett Pond at JCC Grossman Camp in Westwood. Next
The camps offers special programs including science, drama and kibbutz life.
Shira Fishman, of Newton, sang with her daughters Yael, 2, and Orly, 5, along with Deborah Toffler, of Needham, and her son Sidney, 2, at Powissett Pond.
The JCC has been focusing on expanding its reach and bringing familes together, which it has done through partnerships with synagogues and other Jewish organizations.
Talia Engelhart, of Brookline, put her arms out for her daughter to swim to her, as she chats with Sara Dauber, of Brookline, while holding her 22-month-old daughter Delilah at Powissett Pond. Next
Even at camp, one can’t escape the reach of pop radio. Here, campers participated in a flash mob to One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful." Next
The Reset Button at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center emphasizes renewing one's life. Despite the JCC’s efforts to reach out, expand and adapt in a new world, its religious and spiritual roots remain firm. Back to the beginning
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