Dear Members and Friends,
It’s hard to believe another season of J Day Camps and Camp Sabra has come to an end. We saw record-breaking numbers this summer at Camp Sabra, which reinforces our belief that Jewish residential camping is truly impactful. I love knowing that hundreds of children across all our campuses, were able to make new friends, let their creativity blossom, and create amazing memories that will last forever.

While camp and our other summer activities wind down, there is some comfort in knowing that some of our beloved routines are just around the corner. It’s a time to reconnect. It might be time to get back into that fitness class you attend while the kids are in school, select your preferred dates for any of our New Jewish Theatre productions or attend our highly acclaimed Jewish Book Festival this November.

As we rediscover our routines, I hope you will take a moment and look through this guide. We offer hundreds of programs each year; maybe there are a few that will be of interest to you or someone in your family. For example, we are expanding our Family Center opportunities with several programs for new and expecting mothers which will be led by Leah Frankel, a licensed clinical social worker and certified lactation specialist. What a great way to connect with other new mothers and share the experiences of child-rearing in a loving and supportive environment.

From our social services to sports to special events and more, there is something for everyone at the J. We know there’s a community here for everyone.

With the Jewish high holidays upon us, we join you in taking time to reflect on the past year and contemplate the future. We are who we are in great part because of you – our members and guests. Thank you for helping us further our mission to Enrich Lives, Build Community, Promote Inclusivity and Create Meaningful Jewish Experiences. Thank you for your membership and participation.

Shanah Tovah. Happy and Healthy New Year!

Lynn Wittels