From all of us at the JCC, we hope that peace and happiness will fill your heart at Rosh Hashanah and always.
We've got a big weekend ahead! Join us at the JCC this Sunday for our National Dance Day celebration! It is going to be so much fun - you don't want to miss out! No dance experience required!
Sunday evening we will close at 5pm, and then Monday, our facility will be CLOSED all day in observance of Rosh Hashanah.
Thank you for your support of the J! 😄
Yay to all our winners! We are so impressed by EVERYONE who got out there and competed this year - great job to all.
WED 9/21 @ 7pm Author/Speaker Jai Chakrabarti will present his award-winning debut novel: “A Play for the End of the World looks deeply at the echoes and overlaps among art, resistance, love, and history. Jai Chakrabarti is a lyrical writer, and this is an impressive debut.” Winner of the National Jewish Book Award for Debut Fiction + Oprah Daily’s “30 of the Best Fall Books of 2021 to Cuddle Up With”
Jai is super-excited to meet our NM community and share this powerful story with us. Refreshments are included with your ticket.
This event will be recorded and made available to ticketholders who are unable to attend.
$10/general admission https://tickets.holdmyticket.com/tickets/399153
$ 8/JCC member discount - Get Tickets https://operations.daxko.com/programs/redirector.aspx?cid=3146&pid=101453&sid=2906609
Truck pull videos - Tag your friends!
Little cutie dancing to Shake it Off by Taylor Swift ❤❤❤ I'm telling you, this day is truly fun for the whole family!
More Partner Samson!
Some Partner Samson in action!
Prizes, prizes, prizes! Plus selfies from the girl behind the camera and some yoke carry 😎
Getting ready for Partner Samson!
The field's got lots going on 🤩
Thank you to ALL of our amazing sponsors! (There are many more - these are just the ones here today!)
Lots of awesomeness happening here today!
First heat of the Junior Samson, 5 years old. So cute!!! LET'S GO!
Some spartan pull action!
First heat is off!
Some tire flipping action
The countdown is on! Join us here at the JCC on Sunday, September 25th at 9am for our celebration of NATIONAL DANCE DAY! This dance fitness class will feature several different dance formats & instructors for an awesome, high energy class! When you dance, you feel your body and soul and you forget the world and rules. You simply enjoy your existence and get lost in the beautiful feeling. Best wishes on National Dance Day!
Registration for members AND non-members here: https://jccabq.org/meeting/national-dance-day/
Heads up! The JCC will be observing the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur in the coming weeks and will have two weekday closures. Please see the image for details and plan your visits accordingly.
The JCC would like to give a huge shout out to another incredible Samson Challenge sponsor, Martone Law Firm! Thank you for your generous support of the JCC and this event!
We're looking for new moms to join us for J Moms! J Moms is a creative and inclusive space for new moms to bond and build community. Conversation is professionally facilitated by experienced social worker and mother, Susan Minkus. Join this free group and find the support and connection you have been looking for!
The JCC would like to give a huge shout out and say thank you to Total Wine & More for an incredible prize donation to the 2022 Samson Challenge! Every year Samson has AWESOME prizes! This year, both male & female SuperAthletes (athletes competing in warrior-level Samson plus the Truck Pull) can win a $500 Wine Tasting event for friends & family, courtesy of Total Wine & More! Thank you for your support - the JCC really appreciates you and so will the winning athletes!
2022 Fall JCC Book Fest and Author Series
The JCC is very excited to invite YOU to meet the first of 8 engaging authors from across the U.S. at our 2022 Fall JCC Book Fest and Author Series which begins this Sunday Sept 11 with Lisa Barr, author of the ‘propulsive page-turner’ “Woman of Fire” Participate in the author events from home or at the JCC. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet these groundbreaking authors and hear their stories! Visit ABQJewishBookFest.com for all the info on the authors, their books and tickets.
Woman on Fire is a sharp, propulsive page-turner that will keep readers in suspense. --Booklist
Lisa Barr joins us this Sunday, September 11, 3:00 pm, presenting “Woman on Fire”. Tickets still available here: https://holdmyticket.com/event/398926 You may participate from home or at the JCC – your choice!
Up next after our kick off event, we’ll welcome Shaunna Edwards & Alyson Richman presenting their unforgettable historical fiction, The Thread Collectors on Wednesday, September 14 at 7 pm.
Series Passes are still available for our full Book Fest featuring all 8 acclaimed authors. Get yours at https://ABQJewishBookFest.com
Unable to make all 8 events? You can still get a Series Pass and watch all recorded events at your leisure. We look forward to seeing you soon!
The JCC would like to give a huge shout out and thank you to one of our 2022 Samson Challenge sponsors, Albuquerque ER & Hospital!
Albuquerque ER & Hospital is a 24/7, full-service hospital and emergency room that just celebrated three years of service. The highly trained team provides unmatched, individualized care, earning them the respect of the community and over a thousand 5-star reviews. From injuries to illness, Albuquerque ER & Hospital is equipped to handle all of your healthcare needs.
Thank you to one of our incredible Samson Challenge 2022 sponsors, Duke City Cares! Duke City Cares has sponsored and competed in several past Samson Challenge events - check out this awesome video from last year's DCC team!
The JCC would like to give a shout out and a big THANK YOU to one of our amazing sponsors, Stone Age Climbing Gym! Stone Age has provided us with some incredible prizes for the winning kiddos competing in the 2022 Junior Samson.
From Stone Age Climbing Gym: Welcome to Albuquerque's best alternative health club! We invite you to experience and share our passion for climbing and community! We operate two full-service state-of-the-art gyms to satisfy climbers of all levels and create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fitness enthusiasts. A variety of yoga and fitness classes are offered to cross-train the aspiring and seasoned athletes and help you achieve the best that you can be. No matter what your vertical goals are, we have something to offer: memberships, a climbing school, group activities, birthday parties, team building, climbing guide services, summer camps and youth programs. Honestly, we would not be surprised if you would even experience a lifestyle change in the process!
The JCC would like to thank another one of our awesome Samson 2022 sponsors, John Moore Associates!
We’re stronger together! A Samson-sized thank you to John Moore Associates, a Junior Samson Challenge 2022 sponsor. John Moore Associates’ experienced financial planners provide guidance and investment management to help you accrue more opportunities for a more fulfilling life.
Happy Labor Day! We hope that you have had an opportunity to rest and enjoy time with family and friends this holiday weekend. We have abbreviated hours and schedules today, so please plan your visit accordingly!
Heads up JCC Pilates fans! Liz's Pilates class on Sundays has a NEW TIME! Her class will be moving to 4:00 pm on Sundays, effective this coming Sunday, September 4th.
Hi JCC fam! Just a reminder that we will have abbreviated hours and schedules this upcoming Monday in observance of Labor Day! Please see the graphic for all the details and plan your visit accordingly.
WOW! That's it folks - The 2022 Samson Challenge is SOLD OUT and registration has officially closed. If you were hoping to register, you can email race director Susanna Pier at susannap (at) jccabq (dot) org to get on the waitlist. Either way, we hope that you will come out on September 18th to cheer on the competing athletes and see what an AWESOME event this is. We can't wait to see everyone there!
The JCC is very excited to invite YOU to meet 8 engaging authors from across the U.S. at our 2022 Fall JCC Book Fest and Author Series, Sept 11 - 21 and Oct 16 - 26. You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to participate in thought-provoking and entertaining programs, highlighting the latest in literature. Visit ABQJewishBookFest.com for all the info on the authors, their books and tickets.
Join us here at the JCC on Sunday, September 25th at 9am for our celebration of NATIONAL DANCE DAY! This dance fitness class will feature several different dance formats & instructors for an awesome, high energy class! When you dance, you feel your body and soul and you forget the world and rules. You simply enjoy your existence and get lost in the beautiful feeling. Best wishes on National Dance Day!
The JCC is very excited to invite YOU, BOOK LOVERS AND LIFELONG LEARNERS, to meet 8 engaging authors from across the U.S. who will be presenting their books at our 2022 Fall JCC Book Fest and Author Series, Sept 11 - 21 and Oct 16 - 26. You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to participate in thought-provoking and entertaining programs, highlighting the latest in literature.
Whether fiction or nonfiction is your preferred genre, each of these books will enlighten and entertain you. And the authors’ presentations will engage and delight you! Four will be traveling here to present in person, and four will be presenting virtually. You may participate from home for the virtual presentations or on the big screen at the JCC.
The compellingly crafted stories shared by this year’s authors will transport you across the globe to a myriad of time periods and places: from Paris to Italy to New Orleans during the Civil War, to India, Germany, Boston and beyond. Lisa Barr visiting from Chicago (via Zoom) is our first author appearing on Sun, Sept 11 at 3 pm. She’ll present her captivating third novel "Woman on Fire", which has already garnered high praise, such as:
“Barr’s vigorous prose complements her fully realized characters. Readers will be gripped from start to finish.”-Starred review, Publishers Weekly.
Series and individual events tickets are available now, go to https://holdmyticket.com/event/398667 for all the info on the authors, their books and tickets.