Author Archives: Wendy Riedel

Wendy Riedel

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


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

Hank Greenberg 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 […]

Perfect Recipe For Summer Tomatoes

August 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

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 […]