Saturday, March 9, 2013
Open to all active seniors in the community, ages 50 and older.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Saturday, March 9
Information was provided by the public relations staff of the Jewish Community Center. The St. Louis Senior Olympics, the regional competition for athletes aged 50 and older, is actively seeking applications for athletes to participate in more than 90 individual and team events over Memorial Day Weekend, May 23 – 28, 2013. From basketball to bocce; soccer, softball and shuffleboard; to tap dancing, tennis and track – the Senior Olympics engage more than 1,100 athletes and hundreds of volunteers at twelve different venues across the St. Louis area. The events are open to everyone. Athletes must be at least 50 years old, but there is no maximum age. To register or volunteer, view a complete list of events and venues, or to get more …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Registration is now open for a Passover Expo at the Jewish Community Center. The event includes hands-on learning stations, live music, food tastings and ideas to enhance the Seder experience.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
David Weiss replaces Fred Steinbach in top post at Jewish Family & Children's Service.
The Board of Directors of Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) announces David Weiss is the new Board President. He assumes his responsibilities immediately. Weiss takes the reigns from outgoing president Fred Steinbach. He comes from a family of community service advocates in particular serving on boards in the Jewish community. Weiss’ father Sanford Weiss was president of the Board of the St. Louis Jewish Light and his mother, Ellen C. Weiss was president of the Board of the Jewish Center for the Aged (which has since been sold and renamed). David Weiss’ late uncle Richard Weiss is well remembered as president of the Jewish Community Center (JCC) and his aunt Rochelle Weiss was a vice president of National Council of Jewish Women…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Annual event runs through May 29 at various locations through two counties.
Don’t be concerned if you see a lot of seniors heading into local drug stores to get heat wraps and linament oil. Some 1,100 local seniors will take part in 85 different events at the 33rd annual Senior Olympics. Many of the events will take place at the Jewish Community Center campuses in Creve Coeur and Chesterfield, with some events hosted in other areas around Creve Coeur, West St. Louis County, St. Charles, and even Blueberry Hill on the Delmar Loop. Bowling is at Olivette Lanes; cycling will be in the Columbia Bottoms area in Maryland Heights. The Soccer tournament will be held at the Tony Glavin soccer complex in St. Peter’s and tennis will be held at the Creve Coeur Racquet Club. Swimming will be indoors at the JCC in Chesterfield…
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Cities must identify any potential areas by a summer 2012 deadline.
Under a plan to be submitted to St. Louis county officials later this summer, the city of Creve Coeur will indicate an interest in being open to the idea of expansion that would place properties like the Jewish Community Center, Kohl's and other areas within city boundaries. Municipalities across St. Louis County are required to submit maps every five years to the St. Louis County Boundary Commission. The maps are considered something of a "wish list". Inclusion on the list only means the land could be considered within the next five years. The map also includes subdivisions immediately north of Olive Boulevard, which in the past has been speculated as a potential home for big box retail development. The most notable area NOT on the map …
Friday, April 27, 2012
The Jewish Community Center, in partnership with Patch, shows the community how to stay fit and have fun, in Chesterfield and Creve Coeur, April 29.
The J, with locations in Chesterfield and Creve Coeur, wants the community to know it's open to everyone and, in partnership with Patch, is sponsoring an open house to show visitors around on April 29. On that day, the Jewish Community Center will give tours and show visitors benefits of both centers. Visitors who express interest in a membership can get a free five-day membership pass, a half-hour consultation and an additional Patch discount for a membership signup. The J will also raffle off two three-month memberships — one for each location. Those three-month memberships will include all the benefits of a "regular" membership, including use of the outdoor pools, use of either location, and member discounts on programs and services. At…
Open Houses in Creve Coeur and Chesterfield offers chances to explore fitness opportunities and meet area Patch editors.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Each week, Patch gives you a heads up about an upcoming date you need to know about.
Each week, we're going to tell you about a date on the calendar that's coming up soon, requiring you to take action or miss out. We're calling it "Last Chance". This week, we're giving you a little more time than normal. The early registration deadline for the 33rd annual St. Louis Senior Olympics is coming up April 16. To learn more about the events, we've included a link to the registration form. If you have an event with a deadline looming, add it to our calendar or share an announcement with more details. You'll be doing your neighbors a favor with the reminder, and you'll also get more people interested in your event or program.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
A JCC weight loss contest has 227 individuals on 55 unique teams.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- James Baer
Sunday, March 11, 2012
It’s OK to be a big loser at the Jewish Community Center. Losing weight as a project is happening seven days a week in the center’s fitness department. For the second consecutive year, teams have been working off the pounds in a contest simply dubbed “Lighten Up.” Everything got under way for the contest January 16. Since then teams of three, four and in rare cases five have worked together to shed collective pounds. The final weigh in comes Sunday. There are 227 individuals enrolled on 55 teams. Each team was assigned a predetermined cartoon name. As of the first weigh in of March 4, collectively 1,732 pounds have proudly been lost. Katie Hughes, an assistant manager in the fitness department, a personal trainer and weight loss manager …
Friday, March 2, 2012
The agency's head tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch they were "blindsided" by the suit.