Jewish Community Connects at the Bergen County YJCC
The YJCC develops, enriches and strengthens our families, our Jewish identity and our Jewish community. While embracing our values and heritage, the YJCC maintains an inclusive environment, celebrating diversity within our community and welcoming all to share our dreams and goals. Join us! Enrich ...
Kids are busy year ‘round, with after-school classes, school day-off programming, Saturday night Tween Scene, basketball, swim team, summer day camp and special events. It’s all at the Y and it’s all a great way to make friends. Young people with special needs find many programs and classes ...
No more excuses! Take a group fitness class, work out in the fitness center, swim laps in our 75-foot pool, heated indoor pool, enjoy a game of basketball - there are so many ways to commit to a healthy lifestyle at the YJCC. And your efforts will be encouraged by our professional staff, too.
Express your creativity in a painting or ceramics class, participate in an educational opportunity, take advantage of special events or just meet your friends for coffee or lunch. Adults of all ages come together at the YJCC, with Senior Adults having special programming plus lunches twice a week....
Nurturing children while supporting parents is our mission. The Nursery School for 2s, 3s and 4s maximizes your child’s creative, intellectual and social growth, while establishing a life-long love of learning. The Parenting Center gets you and baby off to a great start as parents and little one...
Under the Sea
Don’t Forget Your Camera!
Sunday, December 8, 9:30 am and 11:30 am seatings. Nursery school-age children ...Read More
Join us at Chef Central
New Culinary Programs
Three Wednesdays have been set aside for some very special programs at Chef...Read More
Save the date
Meet a “Real Housewife”
Friday, March 28, hear from our keynote speaker, new “Real Housewives... Read More
YJCC Partners with 92nd Street Y for Summer Camps
The YJCC is thrilled to grow our partnership with New York’s 92nd Street Y for this summer’s camp season. Building on last summer’s success, when Israeli teens from Open Hearts, Open Homes participated in 92Y Trailblazers camp, we are expanding our partnership to enable our kids in kindergarten through sixth grade to attend 92Y Camp Yomi in the beautiful, natural setting of the Henry Kaufmann campgrounds in nearby Rockland County. And if the camp’s stellar reputation and facilities were not enough, families signing up through the YJCC will pay special New Jersey pricing.
Camp Yomi has so much to offer! Each camper participates in a wide variety of activities, including two daily swims (instructional and recreational) and three or four group activity periods. Facilities include every kind of sports field and court, three large pools, film-making studio, ceramics, jewelry-making and art studios, Lego® loft, open-air amphitheater, interactive and multi-media nature center, climbing tower with zip line and more. Counselors are chosen for their maturity, energy and experience with children. The camp administration comprises experienced professionals who have many decades of camp experience to draw upon to ensure a fabulous summer for campers.
Transportation will be provided (and included in the fee) from the YJCC and an additional location to be determined.
Camp starts June 30 - check out Camp Yomi now! Contact Wendy Fox at (201) 666-6610, ext. 5820, email@example.com for information and an application and watch for complete information on this website soon.
Meet Our Director of Early Childhood Education
Amy Nelson joined us as director of early childhood education in July 2013. Amy possesses exceptional knowledge of how young children develop and learn, a wealth of experience, extraordinary commitment to innovation in early childhood education and an obvious warmth that suits the director of a large - and growing - early childhood department.
While early childhood education has become her life’s work, Amy received a law degree from Boston University School of Law after completing her undergraduate degree at Brandeis University. She then went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the Bank Street College of Education. Beginning as an assistant teacher at Temple Beth El in Closter in 1997, she progressed to head teacher in 1999, and became the school director in 2004.
Articles by Amy Nelson:
The Power of Play
Best Toys to Buy
Preparing Your Child for Success