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Wendy Riedel

Wendy RiedelWendy Riedel is the Online Marketing Manager for the PJCC.


Fitness Tip: Lunge, Curl & Press

February 16, 2016 | 1 Comment

Work these fitness tip reps into your workout and reap the benefits.  This whole body workout increases  lower body flexibility, balance, and overall strength. This tip comes from our PJCC Personal Trainer, Herman Chan.

Video: Ambassador Dennis Ross

November 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

Ambassador Dennis Ross visited the Bay Area to promote his book, Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama. As part of the Peninsula Jewish Community Center’s Jewish Life programming, Ross spoke at the Peninsula Sinai Congregation to a crowd of 400 to share his experience working with U.S. presidents spanning three decades. […]

Dennis Ross: Doomed To Succeed

October 27, 2015 | 1 Comment

If you can think of a more difficult problem to solve than the Middle East conflict I’d be open to hear it. The greatest minds in the world have tried to create an atmosphere of peace throughout the Middle East and have failed. San Francisco native Dennis Ross has had a front row seat to […]

eScapegoat: Offload Your Sins Online

September 22, 2015 | 1 Comment

Ever Wanted to Take Your Sins & Throw Them Off A Cliff?  With Yom Kippur comes a time of atonement. It involves asking forgiveness from people you’ve wronged and repenting for the sins that you may have committed during the year. In preparation for Yom Kippur you can use G-dcast’s eScapegoat app as a way to cast off your sins. Come on […]

Is Pilates The Secret To Youth?

June 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

PJCC MEMBER PROFILE: AUDREY GUERIN  I usually don’t ask people their age, especially if it is a woman. When I met Audrey Guerin I was surprised when her age came up; she is 81. She has such a youthful appearance. I told her I needed to know her secret–and we’re sharing it here with you! Q: […]

S’mores 2.0

May 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

S’mores are traditionally a part of the Jewish holiday Lag B’Omer. When you have a holiday that includes having a bonfire, you know s’mores have to be a part of it!  But, personally, I could eat these all year long.  Chocolate. Marshmallows. Graham crackers. Why not? If you are looking for a more modern twist on […]

A Day in the Life of Matzah: Recipes for Passover

March 31, 2015 | 1 Comment

Having cleansed your pantry of all hametz, you are left with few options to fill your carb quota during Pesach (Passover). The challenge is to find new and exciting ways to use matzo in your meals. So, here are some ideas to add variety to your Passover meals. Breakfast Matzo Granola If it is from Martha […]

Breakthroughs In Molecular Imaging

March 5, 2015 | 1 Comment

The de la Zerda Group at the Stanford University School of Medicine is making strides in being able to idenify and characterize tumors in clinical settings. Adam de la Zerdavisited the PJCC to describe the revolutionary molecular imaging technique his team pioneered. Adam was chosen as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science in 2012 and 2014.

7 Unique Recipes Using Chocolate!

October 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

Chocolate seems to be on the list of foods that are “good for you” at the moment.  It is said to lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and boost brain power, just to name a few. So, let’s take advantage of it! We’ve pulled together some super delicious and interesting ways to incorporate chocolate into your life! […]

Pink & Powerful

October 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Everyone is wearing pink to bring attention to a disease that will touch over 280,000 women per year in the US alone.  Odds are high that everyone knows at least one person effected by breast cancer. While fighting and beating cancer is  the main goal when one is diagnosed, there is […]

The Baseball Dilemma

October 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

With the month of October comes the annual race for the pennant. It often coincides with the Jewish New Year and Yom Kippur.  Through the history of baseball Jewish players who find themselves lucky enough to make it to the playoffs have had to make difficult choices between their religious values and their team.  If […]

Perfect Recipe For Summer Tomatoes

August 13, 2014 | 1 Comment
Categories: Nourish, Recipes | Tags: , ,

Don’t know what to do with all of those delicious summer tomatoes? You probably have some day old bread around too. Try this delicious Panzanella Salad. It is the perfect dish for any summer meal! Panzanella Salad Serves 8 |  Hands-On Time: 25 m |  Total Time: 25 m Ingredients 5 cups 1-inch bread cubes 1/2 […]

Looking for a Low-Impact Workout? Try Battle Rope Training

July 28, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Christopher Nash, PJCC Personal Trainer Kevin, a fit software engineer, wanted to pursue cardio training. However, the 50-year old was concerned that running would be hard on his already-bad knees, the collateral damage of a 30-year love for soccer. He had also had a hip replaced the previous year. When Kevin asked me

Fitness Tip: TRX Pushup

July 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

Get those lean, mean arms the way Navy Seals do, using TRX. Presented by PJCC Personal Trainer, Cynthia Newman. Check out the PJCC website for information on TRX classes!

Guilt-Free Edamame “Guacamole” Recipe

June 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

Summertime barbeques, Superbowl parties, and taco tuesdays are all great excuses to serve some guacamole.  But, lets face it, we’ve all struggled with a little guilt over how many calories we are consuming chip by chip.  This Edamame “Guacamole” recipe is about half the calories of avocado guacamole and is higher in protein too. Delicious and […]

Doggy Diets: Foods To Avoid & Biscuit Recipe

May 2, 2014 | 1 Comment
Categories: Engage, Health, Learning, Nourish

These days our pets have it pretty good.  They have their own restaurants, beauty parlors, play dates, and hotels!  But as much time as we devote to them, sometimes we don’t put enough thought into their food choices. We think we are showing love for them by letting them eat certain human foods when many of […]

How Do You Like Them Apps?

April 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

Complement Your Fitness Routine With Online Apps The marriage between technology and fitness isn’t new. Professional athletes have been using computer programs and data for decades to get into the best physical shape for their particular sport. It is only in the last decade or so that the rest of the population has been able to […]

Fitness Tip: Bosu Squats

April 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

Utilizing a BOSU helps to engage a number of muscles that might get overlooked in a normal workout. Standing on the BOSU requires balance which works your core. Add in the squats to work your upper legs while giving your core a good workout. This fitness tip is presented by PJCC Personal Trainer Cynthia Newman. […]

Fitness Tip: Single Leg Dead Lift

March 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Whether you are a competitive runner or you are just trying to get your buns in shape, personal trainer April Montgomery shows us a move we can all do to work on our glutes and hamstrings. April is a competitive runner and specializes in track and field training at the PJCC. Video by Teddi Kalb.

Rule No. 1 – Warm Up

March 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

We all should know the importance of warming up before a workout. Your body needs to prepare your muscles and joints to withstand the added pressure and to avoid injury. Get your body ready for your workout with this multiple joint warm-up. This fitness tip from PJCC Personal Trainer, Herman Chan. Video by Teddi Kalb

Fitness Tip For Your Core

February 24, 2014 | 1 Comment
Category: Uncategorized

Building your core not only helps whittle down your waist line, it also provides important back support and better balance. This Stationary Lunge is a great exercise to add to your repertoire for your obliques and legs! PJCC Personal Trainer Cynthia Newman shows you how! Video by Teddi Kalb

Top 5 Reasons To Keep Your Kids Active

February 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

The habits we form as children are sure to either haunt us or help us into adulthood. So, it is very important to provide kids with the decision making tools they need to lead a healthy and active life. Below are just a few of the reasons to help our children eat wisely and stay […]

Fitness Tip: Brain Fuel

February 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

Eating to Support Brain Function Research continues to show that adding specific foods to your diet can help support brain function, memory and cognitive skills. Who wouldn’t want that? The Journal of Neurology recently found that the Mediterranean Diet may reduce small-vessel damage to the brain. Try these healthy tips from the Mediterranean Diet not […]