Page 1

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Phone: (562)426-7601

SEPTEMBER 2011 Elul 5771-Tishrei 5772

Alpert JCC Program Guide


Annual Meeting pg


inside JCC Reads Book Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Barbara Walters - 92Y Live . . . . . . . . 2 Rosh Hashanah Sr Outreach . . . . . . . 2 508 Race Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Breast Cancer Lecture . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Youth Basketball League . . . . . . . . . . 4 Kids University Afterschool Prog. . . . 4

The Barbara & Ray Alpert Jewish Community Center


Alpert JCC Program Guide

SENIOR ADULTS 92nd Street Y Lectures "Live from NY's 92nd Street Y is beautiful, simple, and clean; it's about bringing people together and forming that global community." —Consul General of Canada

This exciting interactive program brings special events from NYC’s 92nd Street Y, LIVE to Long Beach via satellite. Returning for the 2011 Fall season are community partners Temple Beth David, Temple Beth Shalom, Temple Israel, Shir Chadash and Shul by the Shore. Admission is FREE to AJCC members and members of our partner synagogues.

ADULTS Eve Lunt, (562)426-7601, ext. 1067 Pauline & Zena Gatov Gallery Presents:

My Jewish Long Beach Exhibition Dates: Sept 7-Oct 24 Local artists, photographers & poets answer the question: “What is Judaism in Long Beach to you?” Whether it’s a painting of children celebrating Havdalah or a photograph of synagogue doors or the beauty of tikkun olam through poem, their creations are the answers to this question and will be on exhibit. Contact Eve Lunt for more info. ext. 1067

Evening Mah Jongg Group for Social Players Wed, September 14 7:30pm Join us at our ongoing bi-monthly game for intermediate & advanced players. The “J” will provide the room & hot java; you bring your 2011 card & set if you have one. Feel free to bring snacks to share with the group.

The Jump Artist, is based on the true story of Philippe Halsman, a man who Adolf Hitler knew by name, who Sigmund Freud wrote about in 1930, and who put Marilyn Monroe on the cover of Life magazine. The novel traces the arc of Halsman’s personal life from fear, distortion, and despair to courage, truth, and joy. JCC Reads is a new signature program from JCC Association. Contact Eve Lunt at ext. 1067 or for more info.

Tue, September 6 9am-5:30pm $10 fee includes transportation, Kosher lunch, tour, lecture & film. You Must RSVP to Dr. Susan Mathieu

WE NEED YOU! Sr. Adult Rosh Hashanah Outreach Program Tue, September 27 Packing : 9:30-11:30am Deliveries: 11:30am-2pm

Please RSVP to Dr. Susan Mathieu

Rosh Hashanah Luncheon Barbara Walters with Dr. Gail Saltz Tue, September 13 5pm Walters joined ABC News in 1976 as the first woman ever to co-host the network news and after 25 years as co-host and chief correspondent for 20/20, Walters left the show in 2004. She is best known for her “Barbara Walters Specials.” Dr. Gail Saltz, Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, columnist, bestselling author & t.v. commentator, will interview Walters as part of her series “Strength of Mind.” The series explores how people find success, real happiness & the ability to deal with life’s problems. Please visit our website for more programs from the Live from NY’s 92nd Street Y Fall 2011 Lecture Series.

Please no beginners, this is not a class

Field trip to the Skirball

Help package & deliver holiday treats to community members who are homebound and in nursing homes.

JCC READS: Book Club The Jump Artist by Austin Ratner Mon, Sept 22 7-9pm

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

Tue, September 28, 12pm We will have a musical program during lunch. Lunch will be bubbe’s chicken marsala, rice pilaf, challah, honey cake, coffee and Tea. Please RSVP to Dr. Susan Mathieu

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

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

GesherCity Shabbat Fri, September 2 Join us in September as we celebrate Shabbat with great food & friends. Contact Susanne Katz for more info.

FREE/AJCC Member; $5/Public

AJCC Poker Club Tue, September 20 6:30pm: Doors open for registration 7-10:30pm: Game Time A $10 late fee will be charged to players arriving after 7:10pm & are not guaranteed an RSVP seat. Join our friendly Texas Hold’Em Poker Club. Poker will be played, snacks and beverages will be served, and cash prizes will be won. RSVP’s suggested. $20/AJCC Member; $25/Public Cash only entry fee includes initial buy-In of $300 in chips. Re-Buys and Add-Ons are available through the first hour in $10 & $20 increments .


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

Ladies Night at the Movies “The Other Woman” Tue, September 27 6:30pm It’s time for our monthly chick flick, so bring your BFF to the “J” for a movie, popcorn, chocolate and Diet Coke. “The Other Women” stars Natalie Portman as Emilia Greenleaf. Emilia wins the heart of the object of her affection, only to find that the relationship comes with some very real baggage - including her beau's troubled son. Co-starring Lisa Kudrow. This film runs 102 min. and is rated R.

$5/AJCC Member; $7/Public

ELUL 5771-TISHREI 5772


Furnace Creek 508 Bicycle Race, is the world's premier ultramarathon bicycle race. The 508-mile course has a total elevation gain of over 35,000', crosses ten mountain passes, and stretches from Santa Clarita, across the Mojave Desert, through Death Valley National Park and Mojave National Preserve, to Twentynine Palms.*Description taken from*

The Alpert JCC 62nd Annual Meeting & Brunch

Elsie Bennett, an AJCC Spin and Pilates Instructor, is taking a team of AJCC members to compete in this amazing event. The teammates are Lonnie Binderim, Scott Feldman, Gary Jackson, Todd Miller, and Debra Sheback. All of the cyclist had to compete against other AJCC SPINNERS to secure a spot on the 508 team. Elsie Bennett was chosen from the thousands of applications for her race times.

Contact Carolyn Brooks for more info. (562)426-7601, ext. 1021


In preparation for this intense race, the team has been riding in the dessert to accustom themselves to the heat they will face during the race. Sweat, tears, pain, mental frustration and physical limitations are all boundaries this team has been learning to overcome. They race October 8-10, we wish the 508 Team great susccess.

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

Senior Meeting Thur, September 15 1:15-2:30pm This group discussion is open to all seniors who would like to help the JCC improve the Senior fitness classes we offer at the AJCC. Please mark you calendar for this meeting & be ready to share your ideas.

Ashkenazi Jewish Heritage

Please RSVP to Dianna L Villegas

A FREE memory loss and aging, consultation & screening, done by a St. Mary Medical Hospital staff member at the AJCC. FREE to AJCC Members & Public

1 out of 40 Ashkenazi Jewish females carry a high risk breast cancer gene. This lecture will help you understand the scientific background of this high risk gene. You’ll leave knowing when you should consider genetic testing. Diagnosis, treatment, religious and ethical issues will be explained. Speakers: Jim Waisman, MD Oncologist & Helen Mabry, MD Breast Surgeon Sponsored by: Breastlink

Please RSVP to Dianna L Villegas

Please RSVP to Dianna L Villegas

Am I Forgetting Something? Thur, September 15 9am-11am

What are my Risks for Developing Breast Cancer? Tue, September 20 6:30-8pm

Sunday, September 25th, 10am The Annual Meeting will be held in the Lipeles Auditorium at the Alpert JCC Come help us honor our volunteers & meet the 2011-2012 Alpert JCC Board Members

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

NEW PROGRAM! Yad b’ Yad Mondays & Wednesdays Sept 7-Jan 18, 1-2:30pm For toddlers 17–24 months (with an adult) Entertaining learning activities that involve the whole child on an experiential level will be pursued each class. Information for parents on new research-based methods and timeproven techniques of raising children will be discussed and disseminated among the group. Fancy words aside, the children, with their parent or an adult, will get messy with paint, glue, playdough, water and sand. They’ll sing, learn finger plays, celebrate Jewish holidays, listen to stories, build tall towers, and meet new friends. $400/AJCC Member; $616/Public

Jewish Program Highlights •New Year Celebrations: Baking, special snacks, new songs, apple math & science •Yom Kippur: Learning how to say sorry-social/emotional empathy development

•Shabbat Dinner •Sukkot: Snack & lunch in the sukkah, decorating the sukkah, songs and stories with HaMo’Robyn, harvesting crops in the garden, taking care of the earth •Weekly Shabbat celebrations: Learning the blessings, new songs with HaMo’Robyn, special snacks

•Weekly Havdalah •Simchat Torah: Learning about beginnings & endings, learning about the Torah, seeing a real Torah, creating simulated Torahs •An Ethical Start: Learn with Peer K Explorer and Dafna

The Barbara & Ray Alpert Jewish Community Center

Spotlight on Chugim

Enrichment Classes for Preschool Children Kids Can Quilt The children will create quilt squares learning the age old techniques of sewing, painting, and applique with adult assistance. The outcome is a family heirloom.

Aleph Bet What are those funny squiggles? It’s the aleph-bet! Children’s brains are in learning mode which makes mastering recognition of the Hebrew alphabet an appealing and fascinating challenge. Using their bodies, music, stories, and crafts the children will begin to decipher the code that is Hebrew and explore the similarities and differences between Hebrew and English.

Alpert JCC Program Guide

Please Join Us!

508 Race Team

Picasso’s Paintbrush Using the techniques of the masters, children will paint with the bold strokes of Van Gogh, emulate Picasso’s cubism, the pointillism of Seurat, and the dreamy impressionism of Monet. Sculptures like Rodin’s The Thinker or Michaelangelo’s David will emerge, created by the imagination of individual children.

Ha’MoRobyn w/ Peer K Explorer Children will have the wonderful opportunity to accompany Ha’MoRobyn with Peer K Explorer & Dafna as they journey through time learning values and ethics from the words and thoughts of our ancestors. Through music, stories, & action the lessons of the sages will come to life. For more info. on this or any ECE program, call (562)426-7601, ext. 1092 or email


Alpert JCC Program Guide




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

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

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

CASTING CALL: AJCC/Jenny McClintock’s Acting 101 Presents Rehearsals begin Sun, Sept 18 Sundays, 3-5pm For Youth & Teens Ages 7 & up An Interactive Theater Experience Will it be a pirate show, a murder mystery, a wedding? Join us for this great new youth theater program, where the kids are the actors, and the audience joins in. For info Contact Linda Keiles at

MYART @ the “J” SHOWCASE TROUPE Mondays, starting Sept 12 6-8:30pm (actual times depending on group placement)

Ages 8 & up The MYART Showcase Troupe is a small troupe of young performers which functions as MYART’s Outreach program. The main goal of the Outreach program is to enrich and broaden community awareness of the performing arts. To that end, the Showcase Troupe performs at area schools, hospitals, retirement communities, local business functions, county fairs and Disneyland. Through these venues, Troupe members receive intense training in all three areas of dance, voice and acting, invaluable performance experience, and a strong sense of community awareness, responsibility and ensemble. For info Contact Linda Keiles at

TEENS For kids entering grades 6 & up

Martial Arts with Sensei Mac Fall Group Swim Lessons Parent & Me Martial Arts All Ages: Sun, 9-10am

Sept 19-Oct 13 (4 wks) Oct 17-Nov 17 (5 wks)

AJCC/Pete Davis Youth Ages 18+: Sun, 10-11am & Wed, 6-7pm Basketball League: Pre-Season Games: Sundays, 1–6pm, Pee Wee Martial Arts

Ages 3-8 • Tiny tots • Beginner (1:4 ratio) • Gets kid water safe • Adv. Beginner (1:6 ratio) • Get Swim Team & Water Polo ready $75/AJCC Mem; $90/Public,

Cardio Kick-Boxing

Ages 3-5: Wed, 3:45-4:45pm

Youth Martial Arts Ages 3-12

Sundays, 11:30am-12:30pm Wednesdays, 4:45–5:45pm Thursdays, 3–4pm

Sat, October 1 9-11pm For Middle School and up ONLY Join us for our first “J” Crew outing of the school year! Hang out with your friends, eat snacks, and show off your bowling skills! Bring money for snacks. Please arrange transportation to and from AMF bowling alley: 12141 Valley View St. Garden Grove, CA 92845 Check out our Facebook page & Alpert JCC website for more information.

$17 for bowling and shoes


Questions call Rachel Gordon, Teen Activities Coord, (562)400-9597

Boys & Girls; two divisions, Ages 6-9 & 9-13 years

Sept 19-Oct 13 (4 wks) Oct 17-Nov 17 (5 wks) FREE tryout the 1st week of class

For all new & returning players.

$50/AJCC Member; $60/Public

Volunteer coaches, assistants, & scorekeepers needed;

Continuing enrollment – join anytime!

Youth Sparring Sundays, 12:30-1:30pm Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30pm

Webby Dance

Mixed Martial Arts/SelfDefense

Ages 2-4: Tue or Wed, 3-3:45pm Ages 4-7: Tue or Wed, 4–4:45pm Intro. to basics of tap, jazz & ballet with Webby Dance, the leaders in kids’ dance instruction.

Sundays, 1:30-2:30pm

Continuing enrollment – join anytime!

Ages 18+ for prices

Drop In Fee per class

Pee Wee Basketball

$15/AJCC Member; $25/Public

September 19–October 24 Mondays, 3–3:45pm

Ages 6-13

Private Martial Arts Lessons with Sensei Mac: 15 minutes: $20/AJCC Member; $30/Public

30 minutes: $30/AJCC Member; $40/Public

60 minutes: $55/AJCC Member; $70/Public To arrange for private lessons, call Sensei Mac at (562)688-9994

Water Polo

Sunday, October 2, 3pm League Evaluation/Placement Day

For info email

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

“J” Crew Xtreme Bowling

October 9-December 12

Ages 3-5 Basketball skills and drills clinic for the younger set! Fun and noncompetitive, with an emphasis on warm-ups, dribbling, ball-handling, defense, passing and shooting. Just right for kids playing basketball for the first time, and for those who want to brush up on their skills to get ready for the big leagues. $55/AJCC Member; 65/Public

*Must be USA H2O POLO Member ($25-55 per yr)

Year-Round Private Swim Lessons One-on-one instruction for all ages with a Swim University instructor. Open spots call today! Visit website for more info.

Year-Round Masters Swim Sept 7-Oct 26 Mon & Wed, 6:30-8pm Ages 14+ All Levels of swimmers are welcome

Continuing enrollment – join anytime!

Kids University Now Registering for Fall Afterschool Program for students K-Middle School Our afterschool program fees include pick-up, snack, homework assistance, and one enrichment class per day, at no extra charge.

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

Ask about our NEW Kinder pricing. Contact Natalie Chernik for more info.

Year-Round Prep-Swim Team with Coach Rafe Montes Tue, Thur, 4:30-5:15pm Ages 5-12 Visit website for more info.

Year-Round Youth Swim Team with Coach Rafe Montes Mon-Thur, 5-6:30pm Fri, 4:30-5:30pm Ages 6-14

ELUL 5771-TISHREI 5772


Alpert Jewish Community Center Program Guide: Sept 2011  

A listing of all programs and events taking place during September, 2011 at the Alpert JCC in Long Beach, CA.

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you