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President’s Message

Photo courtesy of Appelrouth Farah & Co.

On behalf of the board and past presidents, I would like to thank retiring Executive Director Ed Rosen for his 32 years of service to the Alper JCC. Ed endowed our Center with stability and continuity both through periods of great success and times of challenge. Those who know the Ed Rosen I do know it has never been about Ed Rosen. It has been about the family that needed a scholarship for daycare, the employee facing financial hardship, and the stability of our organization. During the most recent economic downturn, Ed pushed to make sure we not only maintained scholarships, but increased them, despite the Alper JCC feeling the same impact as many other organizations. Though Ed’s retirement is now official, I know he will continue to be a regular in our gym and a presence in our community for years to come. I would also like to welcome our new Executive Director, Steve Tepper, and his family to our JCC and community. Steve joins us from the East Valley JCC in Arizona, where he served as its Executive Director for the past nine years. Steve has more than 20 years of experience with the JCC community, a passion for Jewish culture, and a strong desire to find low-barrier methods to engage the community at large. If you see him on campus, please introduce yourself and welcome him to our community. Joshua Rader President, The Dave and Mary Alper JCC Vol. XXI, Issue I

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The Alper JCC welcomes its new Executive Director, Steve Tepper A familiar face and leader in the national JCC movement has been handed the torch from our much-loved retired director, Ed Rosen. Another man of many achievements, Steve Tepper comes to us from the East Valley JCC in Chandler, AZ, where he was also Executive Director. Prior to that, he was Chief Operating Officer at the Barshop JCC in San Antonio, TX for three years, and even prior to that was the Director of Children, Youth, Family & Camping Services for the Tucson, AZ JCC. Mr. Tepper is responsible for creating The Center of Holocaust Education and Human Dignity in Chandler and an awardwinning, nationally recognized Holocaust remembrance program that has drawn well over 12,000

attendees. We are pleased to give a tropical welcome to Steve Tepper, and we look forward to many new milestones at the Alper JCC!

Event Highlight | Aug. 2, 11 a.m.

Jewish Food Bank Scavenger Hunt The Alper JCC is partnering with Jewish Community Services of South Florida’s Kosher Food Bank for a scavenger hunt at our local Publix, located at 9105 S. Dadeland Blvd., Miami, FL 33156. JCC members and friends are invited to take part in this event for a great cause on August 2, 2015 at 11 a.m. You and your family will have loads of fun while helping the families served by the JCS Kosher Food Bank. Help these

families have the necessary foods to celebrate a wonderful Rosh Hashana in September.

Don’t Forget! CenterStage is bi-monthly! This Special Issue includes a class guide (p. 11–15) with details about fall classes. Hold on to this issue to reference throughout the fall months!


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Life’s tough, but you’re tougher! by Meg McCarthy Alper JCC Fitness Director

“How are you?” It’s one of the most common greetings everywhere you go. We hear it all day long from strangers, friends, and coworkers, and we think nothing of it until things change. Then there’s the day we get the news that someone we love is sick, someone we know has

passed, the doctor needs to run another test because your results didn’t seem quite right, so on and so forth. Once we have these kinds of responses in mind depending on the circumstances, the question “how are you?” gives us a pause and just for a moment, we think to ourselves—“do they really want to know?” The answer may very well be that some people really do want to know how you are and what’s even more surprising is how many do care. People are amazing. If you let people know, they can pull you through something you could never do on your own. Sometimes we just need someone to be kind because we are at our limit and even the smallest kindness helps us make it through the day. The JCC is an amazing network of people—both the ones that work here and the members. I was raised to keep personal things personal as everyone

has their own burden to carry. I’ve worked here at the JCC for 12 years now and I have learned many lessons during this time, the most important one being that people will help you if you let them. Not an easy lesson for me but an

The best gift we can give those that we love is a healthy us! essential one. The JCC is made up of people who really care about each other and they show it time after time. The outpouring of attendance at funerals is overwhelming, food collected for members and staff who are injured or sick, cards signed during difficult times, phone calls of concern and good wishes, congratulations for births

Fitness | Meg’s Tips

OTG makes life a little easier by Meg McCarthy Alper JCC Fitness Director Off the Grill Café Bistro, also known as OTG, is located at 12578 N. Kendall Dr., just minutes from the Alper JCC. The food is always fresh and fantastic. You will have to wait while they cook your order, so allow yourself some time to wait or call ahead if you’re in a rush. The menu is online but nothing beats checking out the daily specials and smelling the mouth-watering food while you choose. Don’t be intimidated by all the amazingly fit patrons— honestly, it’s the best-looking

and kids’ graduations, etc.— it’s amazing. The majority of the Alper JCC staff has been here 10 or more years. There is a reason for that. This is our home and the JCC is our family. We care about our members and the friendships we have cultivated throughout the years. Some of our members have met their spouses here while many of our adult members started out as kids in our ECD school or as summer camp counselors. That is all in addition to all of the friendships that have formed at the J, whether through sports for the kids or working out. My point is, the Alper JCC is a special place and I feel fortunate to be a part of it. If you have been away, please return as we’d love to see you taking care of yourself and working out. The best gift we can give those that we love is a healthy us!

Massage & Therapeutic Bodywork for You

group ever! Fitness people eat there because it’s healthy and because of all the seasoning they use, so there’s no guilt. You can get mostly anything with chicken or steak; however, the pesto wrap or stir fry are my top two choices. There are vegetarian selections as well. Just show your Alper JCC membership keycard and get 10 percent off of your order!

Attitude is altitude—and you can achieve it pain-free! Pain puts a fog on our lives. With specialized Advanced Deep Tissue and CranioStructural techniques, we get you structurally balanced to live a pain-free life. If pain has got you feeling down, make the first thing on your agenda YOU! You really can feel better and improve all aspects of your life!

JCC members get 10% off at OTG with their keycard.

We are conveniently located in the Alper JCC Fitness Center, room MM18533.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, call

305.389.2949 YouReallyCanFeelBetter.com

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04 | CenterStage | ROBERT RUSSELL THEATER AT THE SABLOTSKY CULTURAL ARTS CENTER / LIterary & performing arts

35th Annual Alper JCC Berrin Family

Jewish Book Festival and

Women’s Day Luncheon Sunday , Oct. 11, 4 p.m.

Geraldine Brooks The Secret Chord at Temple Beth Am

In partnership with Books & Books of Coral Gables

Thursday, Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m.

Women’s Day Luncheon at the Coral Gables Country Club

Wednesday, Nov. 4

Naomi Ragen The Devil in Jerusalem Time and location TBA

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Michael Bar Zohar No Mission is Impossible

at the Miller Center for Judaic Studies, University of Miami

Featuring bestselling and Pulitzer-winning author Alice Hoffman (pictured above) discussing her newest book, The Marriage of Opposites

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Jennifer Teege

Russell Theater at the JCC The author discusses her first book,

Thursday, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.

JCC Book Club Night

Russell Theater at the JCC Kristin Hannah, award-winning author of The Nightingale, speaks about her New York Times bestseller

My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past

Please look for your Book Festival brochure in September or visit alperjcc.org for updates. If you would like to volunteer at the Book Festival, please contact Marcy Levitt at mlevitt@alperjcc.org or 305.271.9000 x269. All literary, visual, and performing arts at the Alper JCC are handicap accessible and made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

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Dec. 6, 2015–Jan. 31, 2016

Oct. 11–Nov. 29, 2015

Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females Tapestries by Linda Stein

Stephen Mack: Rockscapes of South Florida Furternick Family Art Gallery

Furternick Family Art Gallery

Mack’s photographs of South Florida rock pits and home development sites capture the illusion of the majestic landscapes of the West in the Ansel Adams tradition. Dramatic light, wideangle lenses, and an expert choice of camera and film elevate what would, to the naked eye, be seemingly nondescript scenery. PLUS: On Sunday, Jan. 24 at 1 p.m., prior to the Keshet Chaim Dance Troupe at 3 p.m., meet the artist! On Monday, Jan. 25, in honor of Tu B’Shevat, enjoy the exhibition with brunch and talk by the Jewish Genealogical Society. Learn how to research your own family tree! Bring your laptop or use a JCC computer! $5/ person includes brunch and activity.

In her new series, sculptor Linda Stein embraces the medium of tapestry. Using a combination of text and image, her work tells the stories of  12 female heroes of the Holocaust. Stein pointedly chooses to focus on female figures, traditionally neglected in heroic and historic narratives.  Gallery Nights are open for all Book Festival events. Also showing will be a Holocaust Remembrance book, donated by Gail and Stewart Appelrouth, to be read with Gallery staff assistance. View and read this remarkable Holocaust journal by a husband and wife; not to be missed!

Neshama News: “The ART & Soul of the JCC” by Ann Horenstein

Celebrating birthdays in August are Betty Suchman, Debbie Troner, Suzanne Fisher, Barbara Davis, Elaine Shane, Zelda Schwebel, Ella Gelvan, Noreen Sablotsky, and Marsha Botkin. Celebrating birthdays in September are Estelle Segal, Colleen Fain, and Lynn Gross. Celebrating wedding anniversaries in August are Elaine and Danny Katz, Susie and Irwin Becker, Lynn and Sidney Wruble, Fran

and Bob Berrin, Kerry and Harvey Muskat, Vicki and Neil Einhorn, Lainey and Robbie Nacron, Phyllis and Abe Koss, Colleen and Richard Fain, and Suzy and Paul Breitner. Celebrating wedding anniversaries in September are Barbara and Howard Katzen and Sandy and Stanley Alperin. Congratulations to Nadine and Sidney Pertnoy on the marriage of their son Jeffrey to Kimmie Levine. Congratulations also to Jayne and Eric Littman on the engagement of their son Louis to Laura Green. Congratulations to Shelly and Steve Brodie on their recent move to their new home. And, FINALLY, congratulations to Ann and Ben Horenstein on the engagement of their son Brad to Daniela Torrealba! Condolences are extended to Mindy Finkelman on the loss of her mother-in-law, Sonia Finkelman. Condolences as well to Jayne Littman on the loss of her father-in-law. Thank you to Michele Stone and Mikki

Futernick for purchasing a package of Tribute Cards. What did I forget? Did I even know about it? What’s happening in your life? Let me know! For those of you readers who are not members: Why not consider becoming a Neshama? It’s a new year—and Neshama membership is tax-deductible. It can be paid in one payment, biannually, quarterly, or even monthly. Neshama membership fees help support all the cultural, literary, visual and fine arts programs that you enjoy here at the JCC, including the Book Festival, anything that hangs in the Futernick Family Art Gallery, the terrific exhibits in the Lisa Ann Watson Children’s Discovery Museum, and the wonderfully talented performers who grace our stage. AND if you are under the age of 50, consider Neshama 2.0—all the benefits, half the price. If you want more information, I will be happy to talk to you, so give me a call at 305.271.9000 x253 or email me at ahorenstein@alperjcc.org.

TRIBUTE CARDS Now you can send a beautifully designed card for any occasion or in memory of a friend or loved one. Cards come in packs of six and are available for sale to Neshama members for $25. For more information, contact Ann Horenstein at 305.271.9000 x253. Tammuz – Elul 5775 / Elul 5775 – Tishrei 5776 | | Aug/Sept 2015


06 | CenterStage | Staff, after-school program Center Staff | “It takes a village...”

Dario Palacio, Maintenance Staff by Mindy Finkelman JCC Board Member

Dario Palacio is dearly loved by the Alper JCC and its staff members! Dario is responsible for keeping the

Fitness Center clean and in good condition. You will see him Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., cleaning and re-cleaning, always with a smile and a friendly word in Spanish. Dario came to Florida from Medellin, Columbia and has worked in the same position at our JCC for 23 years. The joys of Dario’s life are his wife and three children. Cynthia, his eldest daughter, is 21 years old, attends FIU, and wants to work in finance. Michelle and Kevin, his other two children, are 17 and 16; they both attend Varela High School. Dario is very involved with his children in all aspects

of their lives. When Dario leaves the J, he picks up his kids from school, assists them with their homework, and cooks dinner for the

Dario is hard-working; an inspiration to all of the J’s staff who work with him. family (his specialty is Arroz con Pollo and Sancocho). He has been married to the love of his life, Margarita, for 25 years. On the weekends, Dario enjoys biking and walking around the lake at the

Hammocks and spending time with his family. He also works on weekends, selling empanadas and arepas. Ana Maria, who also works in the Fitness Center, said, “Dario is hard-working; an inspiration to all of the J’s staff who work with him, and he never says no when asked to do something for either a member or a JCC employee.” Dario said he has worked at the JCC for so many years because he likes the JCC members, who are very nice to him. Dario is in constant motion at the Fitness Center, and we are so grateful for all that he does to make our time at the JCC so very special!

After-School Program (ASP) News Register now for the After School Program!

End-of-Summer Mini Camp

At the Alper JCC’s After-School Program (ASP), children in grades K–6 enjoy afternoons filled with challenging and enriching activities tailored to their individual needs and interests. The program features daily Hobby Hour activities and convenient access to other after-school programs, including basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, swimming, and theater. Of course, there is plenty of time for homework and free play, too! Participants are supervised by our dynamic after-school specialists and nurturing staff, for whom safety is an utmost priority. Registration is underway and space is limited, so call now to reserve your spot!

Monday, Aug. 10–Friday, Aug. 14 Grades K–6, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Let your children spend the last few days of summer doing arts and crafts, cooking, science, PE, swimming and taking a field trip to a fun South Florida location (TBA). Daily Rates: ASP families, $30 JCC Members, $40 / Non-Members, $50

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Rates are per-child. Before/after-care available at an additional charge.

ASP Fall Closings Labor Day / Sept. 7 Rosh Hashanah / Sept. 14–15 Yom Kippur / Sept. 22–23 Sukkot / Sept. 28 Shmini Atzeret / Oct. 5

ASP Parent Orientation Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 10–11 a.m. Youth and Adult Building (#5) Parents are invited to learn about the Alper JCC’s After School Program (ASP).  Refreshments will be served.   For more info about ASP or to register for any of the programs listed here, contact Lene at 305.271.9000 x271 or Elyse at x263 or email emolk@alperjcc.org.


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Adult Programming at the Alper JCC Blood Drive Sunday, Aug. 9, 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Fitness Center Parking Lot Do a quick, easy Mitzvah that will save a life! All donors will receive a T-shirt, mini physical, and a thank you pack. Call Lilly at 786.387.2155 for more information.

Juicing: A Powerful Tool for Healing

Presented by the Nacron Family Cancer Survivor Networking Group Wednesday, Aug. 19, 7–9 p.m. Futernick Family Art Gallery, Bldg. #4 Juicing is an easy and practical way to healthy nutrition. Join Sonia M. Terboss, founder of SpaJuiceBar, as she shows us how to compliment self-care and healing routines with nutritious, delicious, and easy-tomake juices. Includes Q&A! To avoid cancellation, make reservations by calling 305.668.5900. No charge.

Individualized Approaches to Managing Chronic Pain

Presented by the Nacron Family Cancer Survivor Networking Group Wednesday, Sept. 16, 7–9 p.m. Futernick Family Art Gallery, Bldg. #4 Cancer survivors who experience chronic pain after treatment are often faced with feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. Learn about the many psychological interventions, part of a holistic approach to chronic pain management, that help regulate pain levels, cope with negative emotions, and decrease fears related to movement. Facilitated by Daniela De Medeiros, MS. Ed., MS Doctoral

Student, Carlos Albizu University. To avoid cancellation, make reservations at 305.668.5900. No charge

Share a L’chaim and vision for the new year!

Women’s Group

Thursday, Sept. 3, 7–8:30 p.m. Futernick Family Art Gallery, Bldg. #4 Baby boomers and beyond are invited to take part in this interactive New Year’s workshop, where we’ll create a mini vision board for Rosh Hashanah. Start the New Year with the right intentions and a game plan! With challah, apples, and a sip of wine, we’ll sweeten our thoughts and think about what we would like this year to bring. Facilitated by life coach Randa Marder! We’ll also brainstorm ideas for future programming. Cost is $5 for materials and refreshments. RSVP to iprimack@ alperjcc.org or 305.271.9000 x264.

Mondays, 12:15–1:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at Bet Breira Aug. 24 & Sept. 24 at the Futernick Family Art Gallery, Bldg. #4 An opportunity to meet other women, share experiences, thoughts, and passions, and develop camaraderie. Facilitated by Dr. Barbara Stoler, this group has been the foundation for many new friendships, travels, and adventures. New members are always welcome! No charge.

Grandparents Raising Grandkids Support Group Tuesday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m.–Noon Futernick Family Art Gallery, Bldg. #4 Do you find yourself in the position of bringing up your grandchildren? Join other grandparents like yourself and share your experiences, resources, and wisdom. Facilitated by Dr. Barbara Stoler. No Charge.

Contemporary News and Views Mondays, 10 a.m. – Noon Aug. 3 & 10 at Bet Shira Congregation Aug. 17, 24, 31 & Sept. 21 at the Futernick Family Art Gallery, Bldg. #4

We come together Monday mornings to discuss what we see and read about, what’s going on locally and in the world at large. We may have different opinions about the good, the bad, and the ugly around us, and the good, the bad, and the terrible jokes we are exposed to here, but let’s be free to share with each other. Let’s allow discussions to flow like a cool, peaceful stream, bringing fresh, clear water for all to drink in. Let’s enjoy our time here together, where it’s okay to be intelligent.

Meditate on It For Beginners Wednesdays, 10–11 a.m. Aug. 19, Sept. 2 & 16 Futernick Family Art Gallery, Bldg. #4 More and more people are using meditation to cope with stress. Join our small group, where we utilize various guided meditations and share experiences. We’ll show you how to relax, quiet your mind, and become calmer with more focused thought. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a towel, mat, or meditation chair. Suggested donation of $5.

Page Turners’ Book Club Aug. 25 & Sept. 22, 10 a.m. Futernick Family Art Gallery, Bldg. #4 For August, we’ll read and discuss Judith Frank’s All I Know and Love, the story of a modern American family on the brink of dissolution that explores adoption, gay marriage, and love. For September, we’ll read and discuss Naomi Ragen’s Chains Around the Grass, the bittersweet tale of  growing up, betrayal, and the resilience of family love. Facilitated by Phyllis Levy. No charge.

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08 | CenterStage | glen greenstein early Childhood Development (ecd) center, summer camp Letter from the ECD Director

Learning from the High Holidays Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur teach valuable lessons to young and old alike by Phyllis Bochman, Ed.D. ECD Director

As the new school year approaches in the ECD program, so do the Jewish High Holidays, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. There are so many ways that the Jewish holidays help guide our preschool curriculum during the year. For example, let’s think about Rosh Hashanah. I remember when I first taught preschool, many years ago, I learned that the word “Rosh“ means head in Hebrew and “Shana”

means year, so it makes sense to celebrate the head or beginning of the year like a birthday. In our preschool, celebrating the birthday of the world is so much fun as we highlight the beginning of the New Year with songs and a birthday cake and we use this special time to think about helping people, animals, and our planet. We greet people by saying “L’Shana Tova” to wish them a good year and we learn why we dip apples in honey to symbolize our wish for a sweet year. We can extend our learning by discussing bees and how honey is made. We can also learn about the bee colony and how working together can create something wonderful. The learning we can get from starting from a holiday lesson is limitless. Since children scaffold learning, making these types of connections are invaluable. When my own children would ask on Rosh Hashanah, “Why do we blow the shofar?,” I explained that the sound of

the blasts is a wake up call. This can encourage thinking about right and wrong and can help improve your children’s behavior in school or in your home. On Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, we teach the children to be a good friend, to try harder, to be kinder, all concepts that also help improve challenging preschool behavior. We have a song and dance that teaches, “let’s be friends, make amends, now it’s time to say I’m sorry.” Taking a multi-sensory approach to learning helps children learn more effectively. Certainly, teaching about saying “I’m sorry” or considering each other’s feelings couldn’t be more fun through the use of song and dance. Another interesting twist for older children is to compare the secular New Year to the Jewish New Year. The secular New Year is centered on the self: resolutions about personal improvement, such as losing weight, eating less,

and exercising more. The Jewish New Year is focused on others: resolutions on ways to help the less fortunate, called mitzvoth; or how to improve relationships with friends, relatives, and coworkers. A positive lesson for children is that it’s important to think about yourself, but we must also consider each other and the world we live in. While the song that is sung on the secular New Years Eve says, “may all acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind,” Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are about bringing others to mind, assessing the past year, and preparing to be more compassionate and kind to others. So now is the time for pretend bees and to become children again. Let’s face the challenge and create a community of helpers to make next year a brighter, sweeter year. I’d like to wish everyone a “Ktivah V’chatima Tova:” “may you be inscribed and sealed for a good year.” L’ Shana Tova!

Camp Throwback: Thanks for the best summer yet! by Elyse Molk & Dave Madden Camp Director & Co-Camp Director It’s hard to believe, but it’s time to say goodbye! The past eight weeks has flown by!  From start to finish, campers and staff have had a great time.  Our summer ended with a fabulous Habimah Show, Staff Banquet, Hobby Hour Show, Talent Show, and bunk parties.  What a way to end camp!  Heartfelt thanks to you, the campers, and our fantastic camp staff, for making this Vol. XXI, Issue I

summer go so smoothly. It has been an honor and a pleasure working with all of you.  The memories from this summer are captured in our hearts and will truly last a lifetime.  Please don’t forget to fill out our Dave and Mary Alper JCC 2015 Summer Camp Survey that was sent out via e-mail through Survey Monkey. Your input is very important to us. Have a wonderful school year and we hope to see you next summer. Until then, stay safe and healthy!

Early Bird registration is ON for Summer Camp 2016! Register before Sept. 30, 2015 and save! Early Bird registration forms are available on the JCC’s website at alperjcc.org


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On Sunday, June 28, JCC staff, family, and friends came together to celebrate retiring Alper JCC Executive Director Ed Rosen and his career, including 32 years with the Alper JCC. We all wish him well in this next chapter. Here are some photos from this memorable afternoon.

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Tributes

ATHLETICS FUND

IN HONOR OF Barry Boren’s birthday from Bette Ellen Quiat; Janie & George Emerson Lauren Bloch receiving her Masters Degree in Sports Management from UF (with Zak Elfenbein) from Bette Ellen Quiat IN MEMORY OF Jack Finkelman’s mother, Sonia from Bette Ellen Quiat Bernie Allen’s father from Roseanne & Howard Friedberg SPEEDY RECOVERY Ed Rosen from Bette Ellen Quiat

from Shelly & Steve Brodie Mr. & Mrs. Alan Grunspan’s father, Aaron Grunspan from Shelly & Steve Brodie Jack Finkelman’s mother, Sonia from Ann & Ben Horenstein

EARLY CHILDHOOD ENRICHMENT FUND IN HONOR OF Katie Berman’s graduation from college from Myrna Myers Ed Rosen’s retirement from Myrna Myers

GENERAL FUND

JAKE CHESKIN MEMORIAL FUND CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING FUND CLAYTON FEIG TEEN SPECIAL NEEDS FUND IN HONOR OF Gail Appelrouth’s birthday from Lainey Nacron IN MEMORY OF Eric Littman’s father from Lainey & Robbie Nacron

CULTURAL/ FINE ARTS FUND IN HONOR OF Bette Ellen Quiat’s son Zak receiving a Masters Degree at UF from Ann Horenstein IN MEMORY OF Mr. & Mrs. George Berliner’s brother, Sidney Domb from Shelly & Steve Brodie Fern Samek-Rosen’s mother, Rosette Doueck

IN HONOR OF Bette Ellen Quiat’s son Zak’s Master’s in Sports Management from UF from Margie & Ed Rosen IN MEMORY OF Milton Sarlin, brother of Becky Lou and Jonathan Alper from Margie, Ed, Steven Rosen and Jennie & Michael Quasha Regina Charapp’s brother, Martin Herman from Ari Oberstein/Eden Funeral Services Miami Joanna V. Kasler from Ari Oberstein/Eden Funeral Services Miami Mr. & Mrs. Sanford Charapp’s brother, Martin Herman from Ari Oberstein/Eden Funeral Services Miami Allison & Freddy Feldman’s grandfather, Larry Seinfeld from Margie & Ed Rosen Jack Finkelman’s mother, Sonia from Margie, Ed and Steven Rosen Paul Schoenbaum’s wife, Suzanne from Ari Oberstein/Eden Funeral Services Miami

HELENE LEIBOWITZ SOPHOMORE/SENIOR ACTIVITIES FUND IN HONOR OF Alan Stanley’s retirement and birthday from Doreen Meyer & Alan Leibowitz IN MEMORY OF Rennie Halsband’s husband, Jerry from Doreen Meyer & Alan Leibowitz Jack Finkelman’s mother, Sonia from Joyce & Jeff Spar

ED ROSEN CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUND IN MEMORY OF Jason Newmark’s father, Stanley from Marsha & Leon Botkin Eric Littman’s father from Ann & Ben Horenstein SPEEDY RECOVERY Ed Rosen, from Ann & Ben Horenstein Ed Rosen, from Lee Binder

LAUREN STARKMAN SPECIAL NEEDS FUND IN MEMORY OF Joanne Gentile’s mother, Hilda Steiner from Tobe Marmorstein; Cathy & Ed Newman Suzanne Fisher’s father, Robert Kessler from Tobe Marmorstein; Rochelle & Steven Lanster Fern Samek-Rosen’s mother, Rosette Doueck from Suzanne & Paul Fisher Jack Finkelman’s mother, Sonia from Ellen & Mark Starkman, Mara & Barry Matz, and Candy Fien Rabkin

TRIBUTES ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL OCCASIONS

Take advantage of your 2015 charitable contribution—write one check! Donate $100 now and throughout the year, email us, and we’ll send out 12 beautifully inscribed tributes to celebrate births, birthdays, Bar Mitzvahs, special occasions, or to honor someone’s memory. All donations benefit the Dave and Mary Alper JCC. For any questions, contact Ann Horenstein at 305.271.9000 x253 or ahorenstein@alperjcc.org. Vol. XXI, Issue I


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Fall 2015 Class Guide Senior Adult Program For those in their late 70s–90s who want to be stimulated intellectually and socially. Activities and programs encompass education, entertainment, and recreation in a caring atmosphere. For more info, contact Ilene Primack at 305.271.9000 x264 or iprimack@alperjcc.org. Cards and Games for Seniors Tuesday, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Federation Gardens, 10905 SW 112 Ave. Join us for a midday game of rummy, poker—whatever you enjoy the most! Sing ‘n’ Swing for Seniors Tuesdays, 1 – 2 p.m. Federation Gardens, 10905 SW 112 Ave. Share the memories of when you first heard that special song...and how about the Yiddish melodies of your youth? Sing along to music by Pedro Paulo, dance, and play instruments amongst friends. Senior Chair Fitness Tuesdays, 12:30 – 1 p.m. Federation Gardens, 10905 SW 112 Ave. The Fitness Center provides a certified fitness instructor to teach chair exercises that improve strength, circulation, and energy. Music, Movement & Sing-Along for Seniors Thursdays, 1 – 3 p.m. Federation Gardens, 10905 SW 112 Ave. Increase your flexibility, stimulate thinking and memory skills, use your imagination, and learn some new tunes and movements that can be practiced at home. Wear loose, comfy clothes and flat shoes. This is an excellent program for seniors with special needs.

Increasing Senior Mobility with Uber Friday, Sept. 18, 1–2 p.m. Futernick Family Art Gallery, Bldg. #4 Uber—the mobile app that allows you to arrange a ride with the touch of a button—will be doing a FREE presentation for seniors. Learn how to secure safe, reliable, and affordable transportation (and impress your grandkids!). Event is free; a promo code will be provided for new users to get their first ride free (up to $25).

Basketball For more information, please contact Doug Buckley at 305.271.9000 x292 or alperjcchoops@gmail.com. Little Dribblers Basketball Clinic / Ages 4+ Friday, 2:15 p.m.–3 p.m., Gymnasium Sept. 4–Dec. 18 (15 sessions) JCC Members $105, Guests $135 Introduction to the skills of the game. Promotes fun and encourages motor skill development. Trophies for all participants. Biddy Basketball Clinic / Grades K–1 Thursday, 4–5 p.m., Gymnasium Sept. 3–Dec. 18 (15 sessions) JCC Members $105, Guests $135 Basic skills of the game are taught in this weekly clinic. Shooting, dribbling, passing, and defense are emphasized. Youth Basketball Leagues / Grades 1–5 JCC Members $189, Guests $243 Players are divided into teams and play a full schedule of games. Sportsmanship and team play are emphasized. Uniform and trophies for all participants. Grades 1–2 Mondays & Wednesdays 4–5 p.m., Gymnasium Aug. 31 – Dec. 16 (27 sessions) Grades 3–5 Monday & Wednesday, 5–6 p.m and 6–7 p.m., Gymnasium Aug. 31–Dec. 16 (27 sessions) Teen Basketball Leagues / Grades 6–12 JCC Members $118, Guests $175 Players are divided into teams and participate in a competitive full-court league. Team jerseys provided and trophies for 1st and 2nd place. Grades 6–8 ,Mandatory Evaluation: Saturday, Aug. 29, 1 p.m Saturdays, Noon–2 p.m., Gymnasium Aug. 29-Dec. 12 (12 games guaranteed) Grades 9–12 Mandatory Evaluation: Saturday, Aug. 29, 3 p.m. Saturdays, 2–5 pm., Gymnasium Aug. 29–Dec. 12 (12 games guaranteed) Run ‘n’ Gun Basketball League / 18+ years Wednesdays, 7–10 p.m., Gymnasium Sept. 2–Dec. 16 (11 games guaranteed, top 8 teams advance to playoffs) | $650/team Bring your own team of 8-10 adult players and compete in a full schedule of professionally refereed games. Team jerseys provided and trophies awarded. Tammuz – Elul 5775 / Elul 5775 – Tishrei 5776 | | Aug/Sept 2015


12 | CenterStage | class guide / tennis, Baseball, SOCCER

Fall 2015 Class Guide TENNIS

Baseball

Action-packed tennis programs for kids and adults of all ages and abilities, including clinics, camps, tournaments, and private instruction. For more info, including all prices and schedules, call 305.235.9200 or visit JaneFormanSports.com.

Intro to Baseball / Ages 3–4 Choose any day! Sept. 1 - Nov. 13 (11 sessions) $200 JCC members, $225 Guests This clinic is especially designed for boys and girls to introduce the fundamentals of baseball with the utmost regard to their physical and emotional development. Based on fun and instruction, your child will learn basics of the game and get a practice T-shirt. Days/times listed below. All children must be accompanied by an adult! Tuesdays, 2:30–3:15 p.m. Wednesdays, 4–4:45 p.m. Fridays, 4–4:45 p.m.

Junior Tennis Clinics / Ages 3–16 We offer a comprehensive after-school training center based on the USTA’s ROGY (red, orange, green, yellow) system, which uses specialized equipment, exercises, and games for students at each level of development, including lowcompression balls and miniature nets for small children. Red Court / Ages 3–7 Monday to Friday, 4–5 p.m. & Saturday, 9–10 a.m. Beginners to advanced players welcome!

Orange, Green, & Yellow Court / Ages 8–16 Monday to Friday, 5–6:30 p.m. & Saturday, 10–11:30 a.m. Beginners to advanced players welcome!

Tennis & Swim Camps / Ages 3–16 Keep your kid(s) active whenever school is out! The morning includes games and fundamental skills for beginners, as well as structured training for serious tennis players. The afternoon includes recreational or instructional swimming, followed by additional games and matchplay. Our camps run during Summer (11 weeks), Winter Break (2 weeks), and Spring Break (1 week). We even offer One Day Camps during teachers’ work days and no-school holidays! Half-day Camp is from 9 a.m. to noon, full-day camp is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adult Programs We offer classes for adults of all ages and levels of skill, including morning (9 a.m.) and evening (7 p.m.) clinics, as well as social events, team tennis, and sanctioned league play. Our class and league schedule varies throughout the year. More information online at JaneFormanSports.com. Court Rentals Open to both JCC members and non-members! To reserve a court, text 305.775.4727 with your name, date, time, and the number of courts you need. Court fee assessed for nonmembers and guests ($8 daytime, $10 nighttime). JCC members play for free. Private Instruction Arrange your own one-to-one or group lessons. Choose from a variety of certified tennis professionals. Vol. XXI, Issue I

Fall Academy / Ages 3–12 Aug. 31 - Dec. 7 JCC Members $295, Guests $330 Danny Berry’s Diamond Backs Baseball provides the ideal setting for a youngsters initiation into the National Pastime in a “no pressure,” fun-filled atmosphere. Players will need Diamondbacks shirt, hat, socks, belt, and pants. Pee Wee / Age 5 Wednesdays, 5–6:30 p.m. & Saturday, 10–11:30 a.m. Rookies / Ages 6–8 Mondays & Wednesdays, 5–6:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 10–11:30 a.m. Minors / Ages 9–10 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5–6:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 10–11:30 a.m. Majors / Ages 11–12 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5–6:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 10–11:30 a.m.

Soccer For soccer program information, call 305.777.7077, visit miami.supersoccerstars.com, or email miami@supersoccerstars.com.


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Fall 2015 Class Guide swimming

performing arts

Classes for spring season begin Aug. 29. For full schedule, pricing, and more info, visit swimgym.net, call our office at 305.271.9000 x287, or email swimgym@swimgym.net.

For more info or to register, contact Miami Children’s Theater at 305.271.9000 x400, or visit miamichildrenstheater.com.

Baby Bonding / Parent & Child 1 Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10 a.m. For ages 3+ months if it is first-time pool experience. Diaper Dolphins / Parent & Child 2 Sundays & Saturdays, 10:40 a.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. For ages 16 months younger or older, with previous class experience or with skill. Tumbling Minnows / Ages 3–4 Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:40 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays, 10:40 & 11:20 a.m. Acrobatic Sharks / Ages 5–6 Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:40 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 p.m. & 5:20 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays, 11:20 a.m. Soaring Dolphins / Ages 5+ Mondays & Wednesdays, 4 p.m. & 5:20 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:40 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays, 10:40 a.m. Strokin’ Seals / Stroke School Mondays & Wednesdays, 4 p.m. & 5:20 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:40 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays, 10:40 a.m. Preteam Monday–Thursday, 5–6 p.m. Swim Team Monday–Thursday, 5–6:30 p.m. Sundays, 2–4 p.m. Adult Fitness Monday–Wednesday & Friday, 9–10 a.m. Monday–Thursday, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Pricing

See our website for Swim Team and Adult Fitness pricing. All other programs are priced as follows, with two lessons per week receiving a 10% discount:

Monday & Tuesday, 1 class/week (10 sessions) | JCC Members $150, Guests $180 Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday, 1 class/week (12 sessions) | JCC Members $180, Guests $215

Let’s Pretend! / Ages 5–7 JCC Members $180, Guests $200 An introduction for children to theater, role playing, and movement. Let us feed your child’s fertile imagination with theater games, crazy costumes, storytelling, funny dances, magic, music and more. Mainstage Junior / Ages 6–13 JCC Members $305, Guests $325 No experience replaces the experience of working on a fully realized show. This class gives students the opportunity to learn the principles of acting, teamwork, memorization and scene study within a show setting. Students will be working on a production that will be performed for family and friends. No audition necessary—everyone who signs up for the class is in the show. Acting for the Stage / Ages 7–12 JCC Members $255, Guests $275 Miami Children’s Theater’s newest course addition Acting for the Stage is both for the beginning and intermediate actor. Students will learn the basic principles of acting using both modern and classic training techniques. Students will hone their craft by working on improvisation, given circumstances, sense memory, emotional recall and story dramatization. As a progressive course, the actors will also work on their auditioning skills, scene study and stage presence. Teen Theater Experience / Ages 12–18 JCC Members $255, Guests $275 A course covering the principles of acting specifically for teens includes objectives/obstacles, given circumstances, inner monologue, sense memory, emotional recall, improvisation, professionalism, story dramatization, and theater exercises designed to expand the imagination and to increase concentration and self-confidence. Audition Technique / Ages 10–18 JCC Members $255, Guests $275 Get ready to nail your next audition! This workshop based class will help you drive proper auditioning skills until you are brimming with audition confidence. Tammuz – Elul 5775 / Elul 5775 – Tishrei 5776 | | Aug/Sept 2015


14 | CenterStage | class guide / ART & LANGUAGE, ECD afterschool enrichment, group & individual fitness

Fall 2015 Class Guide Art & language

Ceramics for Kids! / Grades 2+ Wednesdays, 5:45–7:00 p.m. Sept. 2–Dec. 9 (12 Classes) Children will begin to explore the fun and excitement of creating imaginative objects with clay using a variety of techniques, including coils, pinching, slabs, tiles, and basic molds. Pieces created will depend on interests and skill level. Emphasis will be on having fun, learning along the way, and covering all the basics of clay. Children will produce creative masterpieces! Limit 10. JCC Members $180, Guests $240 (Price includes all materials.) Brilliance of Enamels Mondays, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Theater Classroom (Bldg. #4) Sept 21–Dec.14 Explore traditional and experimental techniques of enameling, an ancient art form, working in limoges, cloisonné, sifting, camaieu, and more. Focus on shading, reticulation and oxides, or a technique specific to your interests. Create pieces for framing, jewelry, or sculptured objects. All levels will receive individual attention. Additional tools and materials fee required. Artist/ Instructor Marilyn Seitlin Tendrich. For more info, call 305.271.9000 x268. | JCC Members $250, Guests $300 Advanced Conversational Hebrew Wednesdays, 7–8:30 p.m., Rotunda Reading Room, Bldg. #3 Sept. 2–Dec 16 Join instructor Hagit Simkovic for this energetic, vibrant class for students who are able to converse in Hebrew. In this course you will read current events and articles in Hebrew from Israeli newspaper Yanshuf and solve crossword puzzles in Hebrew (very challenging)! You will also be using the book Hebrew from Scratch (Part 2) a challenging, modern Israeli book. An hour and a half of only Hebrew speaking! For more info, call 305.271.9000 x268. | JCC Members $278, Guests $330

ECD AFTER-SCHOOL ENRICHMENT The ECD is offering after school enrichment for JCC Members. For details on the following children’s sports programs, see the program provider’s section in the class guide (p. 11–14): basketball, tennis, soccer, baseball and swimming.

Pre-Ballet / Ages 2.5–3 Thursdays 2:15–3 p.m., Sept. 17–Dec. 10 (12 weeks for $120) Ballet / Ages 4–5 Wednesdays, 3–3:45 p.m., Sept. 17–Dec. 10 (12 weeks for $120) In both classes, young children will develop listening skills, musicality, and balance in a fun, creative environment. Instructor Kristen Llorca, a classically trained dancer and choreographer, has been teaching ballet and modern dance to children for over ten years. Vol. XXI, Issue I

Spanish Mondays 2:15–3 p.m., Sept. 21–Dec. 7 (10 weeks for $100) Using Spanish songs and stories and engaging games, and craft activities, young children will develop an interest in and gain knowledge of the Spanish language. Instructor Rosi Manrique has been a teacher at the ECD for 20+ years. Karate Thursdays, Sept. 17–Dec. 10 (12 weeks for $120) 3–3:30 p.m. for beginners, 2:30–3 p.m for advanced These beginner kids classes are designed to make karate fun and productive in a comfortable atmosphere. Kia Kidz is a branch of BLAM, created by Svetlana Smirnova and David Miranda. Yoga / Ages 4–5 Thursdays, 4–4:45 p.m., Sept. 17–Dec. 10 (12 weeks for $120) Free instead of swimming or pay 10 weeks, $90. Instructor Kristen Llorca studied at Aum Home Shala in Coconut Grove, where her focus was children’s yoga and breathing techniques. She’s kept a regular practice for ten years and enjoys sharing the many benefits of yoga with her students, which include improved attention, mindfulness, and health.

group & individual fitness Free for JCC members unless indicated otherwise. Program members and guests: Please call for prices. Schedules and classes are subject to change. For more information or an up-to-date schedule, please contact the Fitness Center Front Desk at 305.271.9000 x284 or visit alperjcc.org. Abs & Lower Back · Body Sculpting · Circuit Training · HIIT Classic Step Aerobics · Country Line Dancing · Cross Training Kick Boxing & Self Defense · Mat Pilates · Salsa Shabbat Aerobics with Robby · Strength Training · Yoga · Zumba Gold Team Fit for Kids! · Water Aerobics · Weight Training Fitness Center Hours Monday–Thursday, 5:15 a.m.–10 p.m. Friday, 5:15 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday, 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Intro to Fitness / Ages 13–15 Open to all JCC members. Learn how to use the weight machines and cardiovascular equipment in a safe and correct manner. The successful completion of this course is a prerequisite for all 13–15 year-old JCC members who wish to use the actual gym and weight room areas. Exceptions may be made for 12 year-olds in the 6th grade. Private Sessions available. TRX® Suspension Training Born in the Navy SEALs, suspension training bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility, and core stability simultaneously. The TRX Suspension Trainer is a highly portable performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user’s body weight to complete 100s of exercises. 12 spots per class. All levels welcome.


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Fall 2015 Class Guide Indoor Cycling Get in shape on our Schwinn IC Pro Bikes and improve cardiovascular endurance through interval training. All levelsmwelcome. Please bring a water bottle and towel. Gel seat or padded shorts are recommended. Reservations required. SilverSneakers® I, SilverSneakers® II and Muscular Strength & Range of Motion Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated and/or standing support. SilverSneakers® Yogastretch This class moves your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses and breathing exercises. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement.

provider contact info Danny Berry JCC Baseball 305.271.9000 x241 dannyberry.com Swim Gym 305.271.9000 x287 swimgym.net Miami Children’s Theater 305.271.9000 x400 miamichildrenstheater.com Steve Chin/Martial Arts 305.271.9000 x276

Personal Training One-on-one training catered to your specific goals and needs with one of our nationally certified personal trainers. Call 305.271.9000 x284 for an appointment.

Jane Forman Tennis 305.271.9000 x290 or x291 janeformansports.com

how to register

Super Soccer Stars 305.777.7077 supersoccerstars.com

Registration is currently open. Most classes begin Sunday, Aug. 30. Most classes end Saturday, Dec. 19. Make-up week begins Sunday, Dec. 20. See registration form on the next page (16). For registration info, contact Jacque Covas at 305.271.9000 x270 or registrar@alperjcc.org. Please note that some providers maintain their own online registration. Register online! You can reserve your space for some JCC classes at alperjcc.org. Look for the “Class Guide” link on the page. Classes are organized by age or interest, such as athletics, Arts & Crafts, language, and general classes and groups for youth and adults. Select your class or league and complete a registration form. Be sure to include your current address, phone number and email address. If you’re using the hard copy Class Guide to register, please mail or fax your completed registration form with payment. If faxing, be sure to send credit card information. Full payment is required upon registration

Miami Select Volleyball Club 786.325.4063 info@miamiselectvolleyball.com

registration policies Allow 2–4 days to process your registration. Unless notified, assume you have been enrolled in your class. Limited class size is important not only for the safety of your children, but for the quality of our programs. As soon as a class is filled to capacity, registration will close; new classes will form when possible. The JCC reserves the right to cancel any class and issue refunds. Make-up classes will be scheduled only in the event of an instructor’s cancellation or a building closing. After classes begin, contact program director/instructor for changes. Please do not call the registrar.

Fax 305.595.1902 Mailing Address 11155 SW 112 Avenue, Miami, FL 33176

refund policy

To avoid registration delays, please contact the following program providers directly to register. Some maintain their own online registration.

A $5 processing fee will be charged for all cancellations and changes prior to the start of classes. No refunds will be issued after classes begin. Tammuz – Elul 5775 / Elul 5775 – Tishrei 5776 | | Aug/Sept 2015


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CenterStage | August – September 2015 Events Special Events Aug. 2, 11 a.m. Jewish Food Bank Scavenger Hunt Publix at 9105 S Dadeland Blvd. Aug. 9, 9:30 a.m. Blood Drive Fitness Center Parking Lot, Bldg. #6 Aug. 10 – 14, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. End-of-Summer Mini Camp Y&A Building, #5 Aug. 19, 7–9 p.m. Juicing: A Powerful Tool for Healing Futernick Family Art Gallery, Bldg. #4

Presented by the Nacron Family Cancer Survivor Networking Group with guest speaker Sonia M. Terboss, founder of SpaJuiceBar

Aug. 24, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. ECD Opening Day Sept. 3, 7–8:30 p.m. Baby Boomers and Beyond: Share a L’Chaim and Vision for the New Year! Futernick Family Art Gallery, Bldg. #4 Sept. 16, 7–9 p.m. Individualized Approaches to Managing Chronic Pain Futernick Family Art Gallery, Bldg. #4 Presented by the Nacron Family Cancer Survivor Networking Group and facilitated by Daniela De Medeiros, MS. Ed., MS Doctoral Student, Carlos Albizu University

Friday, Sept. 18, 1–2 p.m. Increasing Senior Mobility with Uber Futernick Family Art Gallery, Bldg. #4

Ongoing Events Mondays, 10 a.m.–Noon Contemporary News & Views

Aug. 3 & 10 at Bet Shira Congregation Aug. 17, 24, 31 & Sept. 21 at Futernick Family Art Gallery, Bldg. #4

Mondays, 12:15–1:30 p.m. Women’s Group

Sept. 13 / Erev Rosh Hashana JCC closes at 3 p.m. Sept. 14 / Rosh Hashana I JCC closed Sept. 15 / Rosh Hashana II JCC closed Sept. 22 / Erev Yom Kippur JCC closes at 3 p.m. Sept. 23 / Yom Kippur JCC closed

Aug. 10 at Bet Breira, Aug. 24 & Sept. 21 at Futernick Family Art Gallery, Bldg. #4

Sept. 27 / Erev Sukkot JCC closes at 5 p.m.

Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–Noon (Aug. 18, Sept. 1) Grandparents Raising Grandkids Support Group Futernick Family Art Gallery, Bldg. #4

Sept. 28 / Sukkot I JCC closed

Wednesdays, 10–11 a.m. (Aug. 19, Sept. 2 & 16) Meditate On It For Beginners Futernick Family Art Gallery, Bldg. #4 Aug. 25 & Sept. 22, 10 a.m. Page Turners’ Book Club Futernick Family Art Gallery, Bldg. #4

Holidays/Closings Sept. 7 / Labor Day JCC partially closed Fitness Center, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Pool, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Childcare & Offices closed

Sept. 29 / Sukkot II Offices closed Fitness Center and pool maintain regular hours Save the dates: April 6–11, 2016 Jewish Mission to Cuba For the third consecutive year, the Alper JCC will join the Levis JCC in Boca on an exciting Jewish Mission to Cuba. Past attendee Shelly Brodie said, “What an amazing, eye-opening, educational, and truly once in a lifetime experience!” For info, email mlevitt@alperjcc.org or call 305.271.9000 x269

CenterStage Aug/Sept 2015 + Fall 2015 Class Guide  

Tammuz–Elul 5775 / Elul 5775–Tishrei 5776

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