Welcome Shahar!!

It is our pleasure to introduce Shahar, our Israeli Rishona. Shahar is here in the United States, in partnership with Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, for the next year to bring Israeli programming and culture to the JCC.  She will be here helping us with cultural programming for families and community events. She will … Read More

Second Annual Bridgewater Community Day

Bridgewater Township and the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Bridgewater will be hosting the Second Annual Bridgewater Community Day Featuring Touch-a-Truck & Dog Day on Sunday, September 15 from 11 AM- 2 PM.  Bridgewater Community Day is free and open to the entire community.  The event will be held outdoors on … Read More

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Trip to the Holy Land

What we can learn from MLK’s most important trip of his life By Andrew Esensten Originally posted on in the “Jewish&” blog, on January 15, 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. felt uneasy as he and his wife, Coretta, landed in Jerusalem in the winter of 1959. They had come from Lebanon and were eager to … Read More

Winter 2019 Program Guide

Dear Members and Friends, As you go through the JCC’s Winter Program Guide, we hope you will notice the scores of programs, classes and activities we provide – as well as the many special events we sponsor. The winter is always an exciting time at the J, and this year is no exception. The Holiday … Read More

Family Community Service Day

Community is a big part of our name and what we do.  Join us Sunday, October 28 for our Community Service Day. We do ask that you please pre-register so we know how many volunteers we will have that day. 12:30 PM, meet at the JCC for a light bagel lunch before traveling to the volunteer … Read More

JCC Welcomes Juanna Schnapp! 

Please join us in welcoming Juanna Schnapp, who will be working with the JCC as part of the Rishonim program.  The Rishonim program places 18 year old Israelis to live in the local community.  Juanna was born in Argentina and lives in Israel.  She will be residing with a host family during her time at … Read More


Last Friday, we held the end of March Tot Shabbat event. Parents and grandparents helped their kids light candles to start off the fun! In the PJ Library, at storytime, we read, “The Giving Tree,” by Shel Silverstein and “Are You My Mother?” by P.D. Eastman. The kids and parents really loved the illustration and the … Read More

The President’s Report

Transcript of the President’s Report at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center’s annual meeting, Tuesday, June 12, 2018.     I was speaking with our daughter, Hannah last evening about the annual meeting and she reminded me that last year I “robotically read” my  speech as I was flying high on percoset (having spent … Read More

Scholarships Available for the 2019 March of the Living

Our JCC Holocaust Memorial and Education Center is offering scholarships for qualified students who will be in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades in April of 2019, to participate in the annual March of the Living trip. The dates for 2019 are April 28 through May 12.   The March is an educational program which … Read More