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JCC Podcast

Ep 010 - Bunny Filler

Why did the Pilgrims come to America? You'll have to listen to this episode to find out the answer — or at least the answer provided by one of Morah Bunny's adorable little students. Bunny Filler taught music for many years both at the JCC and the JDS. One particular year Hanukkah fell right around Thanksgiving, and that led to this cute memory.


Ep 009 - Lenny Abrams

From basketball at the JCC, to basketball at Madison Square Garden, a steak dinner at The Palm Restaurant in NYC, along with a friendly bet — Lenny recounts this story.


Ep 008 - Henry Fisher, Ben Fisher and David Zahn

Henry, Ben, and David talk about the "greatest basketball team the JCC has ever seen" — The Mighty Ducks! Were they the greatest? You decide. Whether they were or not, clearly these formative years made a long-term positive impact on these young men.


Ep 007 - Rebecca Markson, Talia Katz, and Eliana Katz

A Katz, another Katz, many cats, and a Markson. Sounds like the setup to a joke, but it's not. It's a friendship formed, and later reunited, all because of the JCC.


Ep 006 - Bobby Hammel

Past President of the JCC Board of Directors, Bobby Hammel, didn't know anyone when he first moved to town. He joined the B'nai B'rith Bowling League and met a lot of people that have become lifelong friends. For decades now, he's been involved with the JCC in many different ways. It's a very big part of his life.


Ep 005 - Rabbi Allen Juda

Allen Juda was the rabbi of Congregation Brith Sholom for 39 years (1975-2014). He was named rabbi emeritus in June 2014. Rabbi Juda is married to the former Toby Keller and they have three children: Adam, Tamar and Aaron, who is married to the former Danielle Metson. Danielle and Aaron are the proud parents of Kayla Rose, Asher Eli, and Juliette Ella. Rabbi talks about their connection to the JCC Day Camp, along with several fun birthday parties they held over the years at the JCC.


Ep 004 - Kathy Zimmerman

Kathy Zimmerman and Peter Fisher, like most parents, always strive to be the best parents possible to their 3 sons. They credit the JCC Summer Camp as a leading reason why moving to Allentown was a great decision for their family.


Ep 003 - Rabbi Seth Phillips

Rabbi Seth Phillips of Congregation Keneseth Israel, Dr. Bob Wilson, Dr. Marc Berson, Dr. Marc Vengrove, Dr. Houman Ahdieh, the JCC, and Trexler Park — what do they all have in common? And what exactly is Club 555? Find out in this episode! 

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