Finding that Work-Life-Family Balance

I am a busy mother of three teenage boys, and I also work as a paralegal. The best way for me to manage stress and stay in shape is to work out—the Simon Family JCC provides me that opportunity. With my hectic schedule, I have a small a window to work out during lunch. Even during…

Supermom’s Secret: The JCC

By Rebecca Zimmerman The Simon Family JCC is like a second home to me. In fact, I often feel like I live there. My children attend the Hebrew Academy of Tidewater, located on campus, as well as Camp JCC during the summer. It’s convenient to go to the gym or stop by the Cardo Café…

Tidewater Trio Takes on 2015 European Maccabi Games

By Scott Katz More than 2,000 Jewish athletes from 36 countries gathered at the Waldbühne in Berlin for the 2015 Maccabi games last month.  Three of those athletes— Jacob Konikoff, Evan Roesen, and Wayne Simon—represented the Tidewater community. The games, which ran from July 27 to Aug. 5, feature 19 sports disciplines. Evan and Wayne brought…

A Summer to Remember: Camp JCC

Each day of Camp JCC is as individual as the children who attend. Campers bustle with excitement as they enter the Simon Family JCC, talking about the day’s theme, waving to new friends, and asking if it’s time to swim at the water park. Efi Potashski, like many other parents, walks her children to their…

Cardio or Strength? Yes!

Cardio is the first thing that comes to mind when most people think of exercise: jogging, swimming, biking and the like. Moving more is the most fundamental goal when people aim to change their weight, their body, their lifestyle, and moving more = cardio. Cardio is also responsible for the lovely rush of endorphins sometimes…

Easy prevention for a too-common cause of death in children

Summer days spent around in and around a swimming pool are fond memories for many Americans. Unfortunately, for too many of us, those happy times can quickly turn to tragedy. According to the CDC, after car accidents, drowning is the most common cause of injury-related death among kids ages 1 – 14. There are basic…

7 Reasons Every Kid Should Go to Summer Camp

by Camp JCC staff With the “unofficial” start of the summer, Memorial Day, now behind us, kids are getting more and more excited (and parents more and more anxious) about the school year coming to a close. We at Camp JCC are here to help both parents and kids! Here are our top seven reasons…

A perfect Sunday afternoon?

Imagine this: You’re walking with your family in the warm afternoon sun of mid-May in Virginia. Your children dance to high-energy pop music from a live band. As you wander past the stage, you smile and pat your shopping bag, so glad you found those earrings in the Art Expo—your mother will love them. In…

JCC to moms: You deserve some ‘me time’!

American women tend to prioritize other people’s needs above their own. When those women are mothers, their needs fall even further down on their own to-do list. With today’s so-called “over-scheduled” kids, and more and more women (and men) finding themselves in the sandwich generation, many women, especially mothers, neglect their own needs. In The…