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inside Zumbathon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Mah Joungg Tournament . . . . . . . . . . 2 Shirley MacLaine - 92Y . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Nora Ephron - 92Y. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Senior Museum Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Basketball Clinics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Youth Volleyball Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Spanish for kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

The Barbara & Ray Alpert Jewish Community Center


Alpert JCC Program Guide



Dianna Villegas, (562)426-7601, ext. 1056, 1051

Eve Lunt, (562)426-7601, ext. 1067

Tue, June 14 6-7pm People who experience heightened levels of stress and anxiety are 4 to 5 times more likely to have a fatal heart attack or stroke. The primary symptoms of stress are: irritability, sleep problems, allergies, sinus problems, digestive trouble, headaches, fatigue, pain and tension in the neck, shoulders or lower back. Please come join us as we discuss; what supplements to take, what foods to eat, and activities to perform to naturally reduce your stress. The Lecture will be taught by Dr. Lotto, a certified Chiropractor, who is considered an expert in his field. FREE/AJCC Members & Public

Tue, June 6, 7pm Please join other women for this wonderful ongoing program at the AJCC. This month we’ll usher in the Jewish month of Sivan. "In the third month after the Exodus of the Jewish People from Egypt, on that very day, they came to the Desert of Sinai" (Shemot 19:1). Jewish Tradition says that "that very day" refers to Rosh Chodesh Sivan. FREE This program is supported by donations. Each month is led by a different woman in our community; we welcome volunteers who want to lead a special evening Contact Eve Lunt for more info. ext. 1067

Come to the J for Dad’s Day & Watch the Cubs take on the Yankees

Come together at the J with other families & folks from New York & Chicago to watch the game on the big screen in the Lipeles Auditorium. We’ll serve up classic Chicago Style Hot Dogs & Nathan’s Famous Yankee Dogs. Celebrate Dad, celebrate your home team & meet others from back home!

Call Dianna Villegas for more info.

Sun, June 5 8:30am-4:15pm

Sun, June 26 4-6pm Registration starts June 1st. Get ready to laugh, sweat, burn calories, have fun and smile at this fundraising event. Linda Buchbinder, Carlos Franco, and Rachel Gunther will lead the Zumbathon dances for two great hours of dancing. Zumbathon donations will support the Kid Fitness programs and hopefully begin a Zumbatomic Pre K program at the AJCC. Event will include a performance from the AJCC;s Latin Grooves class members. Open to AJCC Member & Public Call Dianna Villegas for more info.

Visit for our entire group fitness schedule.

Come join this year’s fun, friendly, & competitive tournament Prizes will be given to the top 3 players. All players must play the entire schedule to ensure equal tables throughout the day. A continental breakfast & lunch buffet catered by Blueberry Hill is included. Play will be run by tournament organizers Bill & Judi Nachenberg. $35/AJCC Member; $42/Public

AJCC Poker Club Tue, June 21 6:30pm: Doors open for registration 7-10:30pm: Game Time

RSVP to Eve Lunt, (562)426-7601, ext. 1067

Tue, June 14, 7pm MacLaine has appeared in more than 50 films and has been nominated for an Academy Award six times, winning Best Actress for Terms of Endearment. She is the author of 10 international best sellers: Sage-ing While Age-ing, Out on a Leash, Don’t Fall Off the Mountain, and most recently, I’m Over All That: And Other Confessions, in which she surveys her life and universe and shares her opinions and insights.

Nora Ephron in Conversation with Rebecca Traister Thur, June 23, 7pm

Pauline & Zena Gatov Gallery Presents:

Art Survives: Expressions from the Holocaust Exhibit continues through June 13

Contact Eve Lunt for more info. ext. 1067

Shirley MacLaine: Life Lessons

Join our friendly Texas Hold’Em Poker Club. Poker will be played, snacks and beverages will be served, and cash prizes will be won. $20/AJCC Member; $25/Public (Cash Only) Includes Entry Fee & Initial Buy In of $300 in chips. Visit web for re-buys/add-ons info.

Contact Eve Lunt for more info. ext. 1067

“Art Survives is an exhibit of artwork done by Holocaust survivors, created during the Shoah, as featured in the documentary “As Seen Through These Eyes.” The pieces in the show are windows into the surviving art and artists of the Holocaust. However, they are more than a Holocaust study; they offer an incredible look at the survival mechanism of humankind, regardless of race or religion, and the profound need to communicate at any cost.

organization members, $10 to the Public

$5/kids & seniors 65+; $8/everyone else

Wed, June 15 9-11am

4th Annual AJCC Mah Jongg Mania: Tournament

92Y is presented in partnership with the

(Game time TBD on MLB schedule)

Oh My Aching Feet with St. Mary Medical Hospital

This Free lecture includes a foot exam and recommendations for sore and aching feet. Bring a friend! FREE/AJCC Members & Public

This exciting program brings special pre-recorded lectures from NYC’s renowned 92nd Street Y to the Alpert JCC in Long Beach.

Sun, June 19 Alpert JCC, Jewish Federation & local synagogues Temple Beth David, Temple Visit for time Beth Shalom, Temple Israel, Shir Chadash & This is the first gathering for the Shul by the Shore. AJCC Chicago and New York Club! Lectures are FREE to partnership

RSVP to Dr. Susan Mathieu, ext. 1721 or Eve Lunt, ext. 1067

Call Dianna Villegas for more info.



Rosh Chodesh at the AJCC

Natural Solutions for Stress Reduction

Kaballah Class Wednesdays, 12pm You'll add a new dimension to your life, renew your spirituality and gain some knowledge. Rabbi Abba Perelmuter teaches the class with a keen sense of wit and great knowledge of Judaism and its teachings. Bring your own lunch. FREE

Join Nora Ephron and Rebecca Traister as they discuss the future of politics, women's issues and life. Nora Ephron is a best-selling author who wrote and directed the hit movie Julie and Julia and has received Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay for When Harry Met Sally, Silkwood, and Sleepless in Seattle. Rebecca Traister is senior writer for Salon, where she has written about women in politics, media and entertainment since 2003, she has also written for Elle, The Nation, The New York Observer, Vogue and The New York Times. TICKETS: Eve Lunt,, (562)426-7601 ext. 1067


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Susanne Katz, (562)426-7601, ext. 1625

SPORTS & RECREATION EARLY CHILDHOOD Linda Keiles, EDUCATION (562)426-7601, ext. 1047

Lori Davidson, (562)426-7601, ext. 1092

Creating an Outdoor Environment

GesherCity Shabbat Fri, June 3 We’ll celebrate Shabbat with great food, great friends & fun. Contact Susanne Katz for more info.

SloshBall Game Sun, June 12 Contact Susanne Katz for more info.

GesherCity Bar Night Fri, June 17 Contact Susanne Katz for more info.

Doggie Park Day Sun, June 19

AJCC/Pete Davis Youth Basketball Clinics June 12, June 26 Sundays, 1-3pm Ages 6-14 Sharpen your skills and pick up new ones with Pete Davis & company in these great two-hour clinics. Pick one clinic, or pick them all! A great way to get ready

for Pete Davis Legends Basketball Camps this July! Cost per clinic

Contact Susanne Katz for more info.

$20/AJCC Member; $25/Public

Visit the GesherCity Long Beach Facebook page for more info!

Webby Dance

Fruits of their Labor Ages 2½-4: Tue or Wed, 3-3:45pm Ages 4-8: Wed, 4–4:45pm Intro to basics of tap, jazz & ballet with Webby Dance, the leaders in kids’ dance instruction.

Continuing enrollment – join anytime!

SENIOR ADULTS Dr. Susan Mathieu, (562)426-7601, ext. 1721

Trip to The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) Fri, June 10 10:30-2pm Cost includes transportation and admission. $10/AJCC Member & Public You must RSVP to Susan Mathieu to attend (562)426-7601, ext. 1721

Enjoy a fun BBQ with hilarious entertainment.Everyone bring a friend, new diners will receive a gift.

Ongoing Senior Activities Lunch Program: Wed, 12pm Knit Wits: Mon, 1pm Mah Jongg Group: Thur, 12pm Book Club: 1st Thur of month, 1pm

Last spring Eagle Scout Troup 65 and volunteer parents planted a garden in the ECE playground, which has produced more than anyone expected! The ECE students tended to the garden, harvesting lettuce, carrots, potatoes, and even radishes, which they think are just delicious! Along with discovering the scientific relationship between soil, sun, and water, students have learned the values of patience and team work. The ECE teachers have observed that when children are integral to the gardening process, they enjoy the authentic ‘fruits of their labor’ much more intensely.

Wednesdays, 9:30am Have you had a baby recently? When a baby enters your life, everything changes, your sleep patterns are disturbed; your body feels different, & taking a shower becomes a logistical problem. The transition is easier when there is support from others just like you. Join us weekly at the AJCC.

Enrichment Classes for Summer Preschoolers All Summer: June 20-Aug. 26 Two 5 week sessions: June 20-July 22 or July 25-Aug. 26 Two different programs provide fun learning activities for young children. Morning preschool attendance not required.

Chaverim Connection Ages 2-3½

Mon: Get Buggie Tue: Kitchen Wizards Wed: Circles & Squares, Colors in Pairs Thur: Crafty Kids Fri: Water Play Chugim Ages 3½-4½ Mon: What’s Jewish About . ? or Trains, Planes & Automobiles Tue: Let’s Get Moving or Once Upon a Story Wed: Water World or Space Cadets Thur: Gardening or Whirls & Swirls of Art Fri: Mother Goose Mania or Magic Potions (cooking)

Price is per class per session $96/AJCC Member; $135/Public

Webby Hip Hop Dance/Cheer Side by Side Ages 5-10: Tue, 4–4:45pm Boys & girls learn basic cheer skills, hip hop routines to age appropriate music....great for fitness, selfconfidence & fun!

Senior Lunch Summer Party Continuing enrollment – join anytime! Wed, June 15 12pm

The staff and parents of the Alpert JCC’s ECE program have begun exploring ways to transform the traditional playground into a more natural outdoor environment. They realized there needed to be a change after attending workshops, consulting with landscape architects who specialize in children’s environments, and speaking with ECE professionals. The goal is to create a more natural habitat which retains the challenging opportunities provided by a conventional play space, while at the same time connecting the children to the beauty and wonders of nature.

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Alpert JCC Program Guide


Martial Arts Classes with Sensei Mac • Youth Mixed Martial Arts • Parent & Me Martial Arts • Youth Sparring Class • Cardio Kick-Boxing • Adult Mixed Martial Arts • Self-Defense • Private Martial Arts Lessons

In the Side by Side classes at the AJCC, babies, toddlers & their parents or caregivers enjoy a varied selection of learning activities that include, music, arts & crafts, singing, & outdoor time. A featured component of each class is self-selected activity time. During this time parents ask questions to the teacher and share parenting tips.

Side by Side 1: Thur, 11am-12:30pm Babies & toddlers 10-17 months

Side by Side 2: Tues & Thur, 9:15-10:45am Babies & toddlers 17-23 months Call for more information.

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The Barbara & Ray Alpert Jewish Community Center

For more information or to register, call, email or visit the ECE offices.

Gan Hamaish KinderCamp Session I: June 20-July 22 Session II: July 25-Aug. 26 Both Sessions: June 20-Aug. 26 5 & 3 day options available 9am-2:30pm •2 Field Trips per session & many in-house visitors (e.g. reptiles, puppies) •Special interest activities including photojournalism/scrapbooking, 3D art, woodworking, & fine arts •Kindergarten readiness skills reinforced •Use of swimming pool, gymnasium, and playgrounds •Optional reading program offered To register contact Danielle Putnam at ext. 1090 or


Alpert JCC Program Guide




Natalie Chernik, (562)426-7601, ext. 1205

For kids entering grades 6 & up 4 options to choose from

Sascha Bryan-Zwick (562)426-7601, ext. 1035


•Camp J Crew • Digital Movie Making Camp • Teen Summer Stock Presents:

FAME, The Musical • Counselor in Training Leadership

Now Registering for Fall

Program for 9th-12th graders

Afterschool Program for students in K-Middle School

NEW: Coming in July AJCC Youth Volleyball Club

Our afterschool program fees include pick-up, snack, homework assistance, and one enrichment class per day, at no extra charge.

July 11-August 15 Mondays, 6-7:15pm

Camp J Crew

Pick-Up from Long Beach area schools including: Longfellow • Twain • Newcomb Naples • Kettering • Fremont Bancroft • Gant • Emerson • Carver Tincher • Stanford•Hughes

have volleyball experience, this great new program is just right for you. Our experienced volleyball coaches will focus on skill development, rules of the game, strategy, and sportsmanship… an excellent way to get started in a sport that is hotter than ever.

Putting Edge Fun Center, Medieval Times, Wild Rivers, Kayaking, Six Flags, Overnights, California Adventure, OC Fair, swimming, Judaics & more.

Schools subject to change.

Visit website for more info on camps

Summer Group Swim Lessons

June 20-July 14 (4 wks) Girls & Boys entering 5th-9th grade IFly Indoor Sky Diving, Knott’s, Beach July 18-August 11 (4 wks) Whether you are a beginner or you Days, Soak City, Sky High Sports, August 15-25 (2 wks) 4 Trips every week!

Tiny Tots:9, 1:30pm, 2:30pm (1:4) Beginner: 9:30am, 2pm, 3pm (1:4) Adv. Beginner: 10am, 3:30pm (1:6) Class gets kids to love the water and teaches them how to be water safe. $75/AJCC Mem; $90/Public, (4 wks) $37.50/AJCC Mem; $45/Public, (2 wks)

Contact Natalie Chernik for more info.

New This Summer Write On: Handwriting the Right Way! Session l: Tue & Thur, June 20-July 22 Session ll: Mon & Wed, July 25-Aug 26 Ages 4-5: 2:45-4pm Ages 6-7: 4:30-5:45pm Is your child struggling with letter reversals or letter formation? Do you want to give your child a head start on the fundamental skills necessary for successful handwriting for school? During this class a certified & licensed pediatric occupational therapist will use games, songs, crafts & the acclaimed Handwriting Without Tears® program to help kids improve their fine motor skills for successful handwriting. Small group size & fun themes make the classes fly by. $300/AJCC Member; $350/Public, per session

Sizzling Summer Spanish for Kids Jun 29-August 17 Wednesdays, 4:15-5pm Ages 5 - 13 Your child will have fun learning a second language in this highly interactive course. Kids will learn basic greetings, numbers, alphabet, and many practical phrases through innovative instruction, magical music and awesome art. $115/8 week session

Teen Summer Stock presents

“Fame” The Musical

YOUTH SUMMER Linda Keiles, (562)426-7601, ext. 1047

Register Today for Komaroff Camps at the J: JCC Camp Komaroff: A leader in Long Beach camping for over 25 years

For kids entering grades 1-6 in fall American Camp Association Accredited

Daily swim, field trips, overnights, Judaics, Arts & Crafts, Sports, Outdoor Activities, Drama, and much more!

New Camps This Summer: Fresh from the Garden Cooking Camp, Gifts from the Heart, Sensei Mac’s Mixed Martial Arts Camp; Let’s Get Physical Fit Camp; Webby Beginning Cheer Camp

Call to schedule your FREE 10 min. swim lesson try out. Fridays, June 3, 10, 17

June 20-July 25 Rehearsals start Monday, June 20 Performances July 20-July 25

Summer Water Polo

phenomenon. First came the hit motion picture, then the long-running television series. Now the screen sensation of the 1980's is the stage sensation of the 1990's and beyond! "Fame-The Musical" is indeed "gonna live forever." Be a part of “Fame - The Musical” this summer at the AJCC!

Ages 5-8 & 9-12 • Learn Water Polo fundamentals • FREE T-shirt & team photo

For info. contact Dept. Dir. Linda Keiles at

Private Swim Lessons

June 20-July 20 July 25-Aug. 31 For Middle School & up It is nothing short of a global Mon & Wed, 4pm

FREE tryout the 1st week of class $65/AJCC Member; $75/Public Must be USA H20 POLO Member ($25-55 per yr)

Continuing enrollment – join anytime!

One-on-One instruction teaches water safety and confidence

15 & 30 min. lessons available Spots fill fast so call today! Visit website for more info.

Half Day Specialty & Sports camps: Engineering FUNdamentals with LEGO, British Challenger Soccer Camp Mad Science, Pete Davis Legends Basketball Camp, Writers’ Workshop, MYART Musical Theater Production of “HONK” & more!

Ages 3-8 Our goal is to get kids to love the water & teach them how to be water safe. The older swimmers prepare for the swim team & water polo.

Mon & Wed or Tue & Thur (30 min)

Ask about our NEW Kinder pricing.

For info. contact Dept. Dir. Linda Keiles at


Linda Keiles, (562)426-7601, ext. 1047

Masters Swim Thursday Night is Teen Night at the Pool… All Summer Long!

May 2-June July 6-Aug 31 Mon & Wed, 6:30-8pm Ages 14+ $102/AJCC Member; $136/Public, per session

Starting Thur, June 23 Drop by the AJCC for dinner, dessert & beverages for only $7 Bring your friends and chillax with us! For more info. contact Dept. Dir. Linda Keiles at

Summer Prep Swim Team with Coach Rafe Montes

Tue, Thur 4:30-5:15pm Ages 5-12 Visit website for more info.


JUNE 2011

June 2011 Program Guide  
June 2011 Program Guide  

A catalog of programs and events scheduled for June 2011 at the Alpert JCC in Long Beach, CA.