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December 21, 2018 | 13 Tevet, 5779 | Vol. 93; No. 25 Published by The Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg | Greater Harrisburg’s Jewish Newspaper

Minister of Defense:

KRAV MAGA INSTRUCTOR JOELLE GOZLAN CHALLENGES YOU TO FIGHT

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rav Maga instructor Joelle Gozlan has always toed the difficult line between danger and safety. The former security professional has climbed to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, backpacked across South America with a broken ankle, and driven cross-country on the back of a motorcycle. She has also come into situations that she didn’t anticipate. Growing up as a Jew in Morocco, she often found herself as a target for trouble. “I’ve been in street fights where people called me a dirty Jew, or wanted to steal from me. Sometimes I won and sometimes I lost. I wish I knew Krav Maga back then, because I would have won all my fights.” Beginning on January 27th, Joelle will visit Harrisburg every other week for a 6-month course in Krav Maga, the Israeli fighting discipline that she first practiced in the Israel Defense Force in the 1990s, where she became a Lieutenant and trained fighters in the use of heavy weapons. “In the army, you have to do some kind of Krav Maga in training. So, I started learning there, but that wasn’t my specialty. It was a basic level of Krav Maga. I later moved to New Jersey, and I saw a guy wearing a shirt advertising a school close by. I’ve been training with him for the last four years.” Joelle now holds the rank of brown belt and will test for her black belt in April. Joelle first came into contact with the Harrisburg Jewish Community during her “Krav Maga on Wheels” trip last year. An avid traveler, she had a goal of crossing the country on her motorcycle, but was searching for a way to do so affordably. “I thought, ‘how cool would it be to trade self-defense classes for a place to stay or a warm meal?’ So I joined motorcycle and Krav Maga groups on Facebook, and within 3 weeks, I had my map completely full with people inviting me to their towns.” Joelle began her trek in Pennsylvania and travelled to Oregon and into Canada, covering a total of more than 10,000 miles. “It was nice to get a great meal because you eat horribly on the road!” Joelle, who in her day job teaches High School French, believes everyone can benefit from learning the discipline. “Everyone in life should be able to be confident and walk tall and know that

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they can defend their self in any situation. When you’re Jewish, you automatically become a target. If somebody can give you the tools to be stronger, why not take it?” Joelle’s class will consist of three-hour sessions, with the goal of testing for a Yellow Belt in July. “It seems like a lot, but I based this off of the progress and abilities of the students from last year’s class. Krav Maga has three components: Cardio, Power, and Technique. It’s an aggressive sport, but when done correctly, it’s almost like a dance. The moves are precise and go-with-the-flow. I’m looking for strong-minded people who want to challenge themselves, mentally and physically. If you put your mind to it, it’s doable. It’s going to be a challenge no matter what. If you don’t challenge yourself, what’s the point?” Krav Maga at the JCC will take from 10:30am – 1:30pm on alternate Sundays beginning January 27th through June 30th. For more information or to register, contact Andrea Weikert or call the JCC at 717-236-9555 x 0.


Message from the CEO

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CANDLE LIGHTING TIMES Dec 21 » 4:25 PM Dec 28 » 4:29 PM Jan 4 » 4:35 PM

BY JENNIFER ROSS

y last two columns were incredibly solemn reflecting the deep pain experienced by our brothers and sisters in Pittsburgh. There have been many events since then in addition to our vigil and the interfaith solidarity events held at the JCC which have helped in my personal healing process. I wanted to share just a few of them as a reminder of all of the beauty and love in our Jewish and interfaith community that make our everyday life exceptional. Four hundred community members came together on October 28 to honor Rabbi Ron Muroff at Chisuk Emuna. This event was a year in the planning for a friend, colleague, and spiritual leader who was worthy of this important recognition. It provided a sign of hope and normalcy and strength that everyone gathered at a synagogue the day after such a horrific attack. And, it did not give additional power to the individual who had already taken away so much from our mishpacha. This was an opportunity to mourn for those lost, but also to celebrate what endures, and that was a critical first step for me. I attended two important Jewish life cycle events. The first was the Upsherin (first Jewish haircut at age 3) for Zeke Bohn, a newer member of our community. It has been wonderful welcoming several new Jewish families to our community and also knowing that there have been many recent births. It was wonderful to see so many familiar and new faces at our Chanukah Extravaganza, yet another uplifting event. The second life cycle event was the Bar Mitzvah of Moshe Schertz, which brought together people from numerous congregations to celebrate this important simcha. The most touching moment for me was when his proud father David talked about how just years earlier, his own father, Rabbi Chaim Schertz, of blessed memory, had been on the same bima praising him after he had his Bar Mitzvah in the same synagogue. L’dor v’dor, from generation to generation, is how Jewish life will continue to thrive in Harrisburg and throughout the world. From an interfaith perspective, I participated in two meaningful programs. One was the annual Interreligious Forum Thanksgiving Eve Service at the Hari Hindu Temple in New Cumberland. It is always beautiful to pray together and find commonalities with neighbors from a multitude of faiths including Christian, Muslim, Baha’i, Sikh, Hindu, and Unitarian. The morning after Moshe’s Bar Mitzvah, I spoke to a class of adults and sixth graders at Tree of Life Lutheran Church in Harrisburg. I was invited by Pastor Richard Geib after he heard me speak at the Interfaith Gathering of Solidarity and Love at the JCC. The topic was how Jews and Christians can be good neighbors. This was a delightful dialogue and easy conversation to have as I was well acquainted with this congregation’s involvement in our community already. Their members regularly attend Friday night services at Beth El Temple to learn more about our faith and they have participated in our annual Reading of the Names. Numerous other events not mentioned here were incredibly meaningful as well and should be considered equally important. Pittsburgh observed their Community Shloshim on November 26 to remember all they have lost and reaffirm life as they move forward together. This has been a challenging time for all of us, but the solidarity of our interfaith community has been a strength locally. I hope you have found peace during this challenging time. Shalom.

Jennifer can be reached at 717-236-9555 x3104 or at j.ross@jewishfedhbg.org.

A copy of the official registration and financial information of the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling, toll free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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Community Review Vol. 93 No. 25 December 21, 2018 (ISSN 1047-9996) (USPS 126-860) Published bi-weekly by the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg, 3301 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, Pa., 17110. Subscription rate: $50 per year. Periodicals postage paid at Harrisburg, Pa., and additional entry office. President/CEO Jennifer Ross Editorial Board Members Roberta Krieger Rabbi Carl Choper Rita Gordon Jeanette Krebs Jennifer Ross STAFF Editor Adam Grobman a.grobman@jewishfedhbg.org Sales Director Ayelet Shanken 717-409-8222 a.shanken@jewishfedhbg.org Design and Layout Lisette Magaro Designs Graphic Designer Lisette Magaro Postmaster: Send address changes to Community Review, 3301 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, Pa., 17110. Mission Statement of The Community Review: Inform readers about local, national and international events of interest to Jews. Promote Jewish values, Jewish identity and a sense of Jewish community in central Pennsylvania.

The opinions expressed in the Community Review do not necessarily reflect the position of the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg. The Federation does not endorse any candidate or political party for any elected office.


Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Senior Adult Club Lecturer, Retired Army Colonel, John Maietta

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The Scourge of the Century: The Great Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918 One hundred years ago, the world’s worst epidemic in modern history was mercifully winding down. The Spanish flu left at least 50 million dead in its wake, including 675,000 Americans – 12 times the number killed in World War I. This program examines the cause of the epidemic, its rapid course, devastating impact on society, and the struggle of doctors, scientists, and government officials to contain it. At the end, we ask an intriguing question: Why did such a catastrophe fade so quickly from public memory? For reservations please call Cheryl at 236-9555 EXT. 3115

Step Into Swim Program Springboards Bathers into JCC Pool

Retired Army Colonel, John Maietta

n November 4th, 2018, swimmers at the JCC participated in the Center’s first ever Step into Swim Initiative, a day of free swim lessons geared toward new swimmers and lower income families who would not otherwise be likely to afford lessons. The program was run by JCC Pool Manager MarkJoseph Kasian, and his sister Sophie, who provided lessons for 12 children, some of whom were joined by their parents. Two sessions were held throughout the day, the first focusing on Parent/Tot duos and the 2nd aimed toward 2-6 year olds. The program was funded through the Step Into Swim Campaign, a 10year national initiative to create 1 million more swimmers. “Lessons included comfortability and exposure to the water, water safety, pool entry and exit, kicking, and floating,” said MarkJo, who has been teaching swim lessons for more than a decade. MarkJo says he loves teaching new swimmers because of the “a-ha” moments. “The joy that the first-timers get out of swimming and the sincere gratitude that they have are something that I’m proud of. Swimming is a valuable life skill, so it’s more than just a transaction. There’s a lot of relationship and trust-building that are important to the process.” About half of the swimmers who participated in the free program are continuing to learn through paid lessons with the JCC swim staff. MarkJo hopes that the Center can continue to offer this type of introduction to swimming into the future. “We would love to be able to offer this program quarterly for people who don’t have the opportunity otherwise. Basic water safety and swimming is a life-skill that everyone should have the opportunity to develop.”

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Hello from JFGH’s New Development Coordinator BY AMANDA KOHN

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y name is Amanda Kohn. I am originally from Philadelphia but grew up in Cherry Hill, NJ.  I currently live in Harrisburg with my husband, Mayer, and our one-yearold daughter, Monica. We are members of Kesher Israel.  I am an avid runner, I love reading, and I try to spend as much time as I can outdoors with my family.   I was drawn to the Development Coordinator position at the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg based on my past work experience and my interest in working within, and helping to build, the greater Harrisburg Jewish community.  After obtaining my bachelor’s degree in business administration from Temple University’s Fox School of Business, I worked for an organization called Tikvah Advocates for the Jewish Mentally Ill.  Tikvah is a grassroots non-profit organization based out of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia committed to improving the quality of life for adults of all ages with mental illness. As Program Director at Tikvah, I was responsible for researching, developing, organizing, and implementing unique programming for mentally-ill adults in the Philadelphia area and for taking an active role in Tikvah’s annual fundraising campaign.  Although I was sad to leave Tikvah, I moved to Harrisburg with my family for my husband’s post-law school job, and I arrive with high hopes!  After meeting so many members of the community already, and looking for some ways to get involved, the Development Coordinator position at the Jewish Federation seemed like a perfect fit!  I look forward to meeting everyone and to getting involved in such a great community! Amanda, Mayer, and Mo

Iddy Biddy Basketball Learn the basics of basketball in this instructional program. Children will be taught basketball fundamentals that include shooting, passing, dribbling and defense. Each week will also feature a controlled scrimmage to allow participants to show off their newly acquired skills.

Enjoy delicious treats!

Experience painting with your child.

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Cost: $65 M/$80 NM Cost include t-shirt, 8 weeks of instruction/play and end of season gift. Sundays: January 6-February 24 Girls & Boys: Pre K (must be 5 by May 1) to 2nd grade. All Players should plan to attend 4:30pm on 1/6 and 1/13 for skills work. Starting 1/20 program will run 45 to 60 minutes between 4:30-6:30 depending on team schedule To register contact 236-9555 ext. 0 or register at the front desk of the HBG JCC. Questions on the program should be directed to Terri at t.travers@jewishfedhbg.org

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Sunday, January 27, 2019 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Located at

The Silver Academy 3301 N. Front Street Harrisburg, PA 17110

RSVP by Wednesday, January 23rd to https://jewishharrisburg.org/community-calendar/sippy-cup-and-paint Sponsored by


A Special Event for Our Legacy Signers: YEAR 3 LEGACY CELEBRATION

Reception & Contemporary Israeli Art Exhibit SAVE THE DATE

Thank you for signing your Letter of Intent to create your legacy!

When: Thursday, February 21, 2019

Please join us for our Year 3 Legacy Celebration in your honor—

Where: Susquehanna Art Museum,

Your Letter of Intent is your ticket.

1401 North Third Street, Harrisburg Includes exciting Israeli Art Exhibit: Visions of Place: Complex Geographies in Contemporary Israeli Art

Michael Halak, Syrian-African Cracked Olives, 2014-15, oil on canvas, courtesy of Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art

Orly Maiberg, Crossing the Sea of Galilee, 2012, oil on canvas, courtesy of Noga Gallery of Contemporary Art

Tal Shochat, Afarsemon (Persimmon), 2011, C-print, courtesy of the artist and Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel

For more information or to RSVP in advance please contact: The Jewish Community Foundation of Central PA (717) 409-8220 Option 2 rebecca@pajewishendowment.org

Visions of Place: Complex Geographies in Contemporary Israeli Art is on view at Susquehanna Art Museum February 10 - May 19, 2019. This exhibition was organized by the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts and the Towson University Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education Galleries and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.

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Menorah Lighting at PA Capitol

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he Harrisburg Jewish Community again participated in the annual Menorah lighting and Chanukah celebration at the Pennsylvania State Capitol on Monday, December 3rd. Hundreds of local Jews and friends gathered in the Capitol Rotunda to light the menorah, eat latkes, and hear remarks from Governor Tom Wolf, Rabbi Shmuel Pewzner, and other dignitaries and officials. This year’s program also paid tribute to the victims of the terror attack at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh this October. “This Hannukah is a reminder of those who cannot celebrate any longer,” stated Governor Wolf. “We need to work together toward a world free of hate and bigotry.” Rabbi Shmuel Pewzner, the organizer of the annual event, echoed these sentiments while tying in the the Chanukah theme of light. “The only force that can overcome darkness

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is the power of light,” he said. “We can shine brighter, we will shine brighter, and this year, Pennsylvania’s menorah will shine brighter than ever!” The celebratory mood was not lost on participants, as Governor Wolf wished for a holiday of “peace, love, and latkes.” Students from The Silver Academy gave a special performance directed by Music Instructor Marina Cherepinsky, in which they remixed songs from the Broadway musical “Hamilton” with Chanukah-themed lyrics. Following the performance, children received Chanukah gelt from Governor Wolf and participants ate latkes, danced, and sang celebratory songs to commemorate the joy of the holiday.

Governor Tom Wolf speaks at the annual menorah lighting at the state capitol Hundreds of attendees celebrated Chanukah at the capital this year.

PJ Library for a Story Walk

Monday, January 21 | 10:00 am JCC, 3301 N. Front Street, Harrisburg Program is geared to 8 years and younger.

Small Hands…

Big Difference

Celebrate MLK Day with meaning, a fun story walk with lots of activities and a little bit of messy! In lieu of admission please bring in one of the following items to donate to The Make-A-Wish Foundation: Children’s travel neck pillow, gift cards to Target, Best Buy, Walmart, iTunes or beach towels.

Please RSVP to a.weikert@jewishfedhbg.org by January 15.

      David J. Remmel, P.E., SIOR

President PJ Library is made possible by the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and through generous grants and donations.

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Daniel and Carolyn Green of Lemoyne would like to welcome and congratulate their son, Ari Ernest Green on his birth and brit milah. Ari was born on November 16th, 2018 at Harrisburg Hospital. Ari entered into his covenant with G-d nine days later on November 25th, 2018 at Temple Ohev Sholom under the supervision of Rabbi Peter Kessler and Mohel Dr. Steven Adashek. Ari’s English middle name, Ernest, memorializes his great-grandfather, Ernest Bank. Ari is the Green’s second child, after welcoming their first son Asher in February 2017. Nachum was selected as Ari’s Hebrew middle name. The Greens wish to have their son Ari (Hebrew for lion) Nachum (Hebrew for comforter) embody those traits as he begins his path through life. Ari was born a happy and hearty nine pounds and one ounce and 20 inches long.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FITNESS CENTER HOURS:

Monday-Thursday: 6am-10pm Friday: 6am-6pm Saturday: 7am-4pm Sunday: 7am-5pm

MONDAY, DECEMBER 24

CHRISTMAS EVE – CLOSING AT 4PM

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25

CHRISTMAS DAY**

MONDAY, DECEMBER 31

NEW YEAR’S EVE – CLOSING AT 4PM

TUESDAY, JANUARY 1

NEW YEAR’S DAY**

** On Christmas Day and New Year’s Day: Fitness Center open from 7am - 2pm and Pool open from 7am - 12noon. For a full list of community activities, please visit jewishharrisburg.org and click on the Community Calendar. www.jewishharrisburg.org

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IN STANDING IN SOLIDARITY WITH PITTSBURGH IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE TRAGEDY AT TREE OF LIFE SYNAGOGUE IN OCTOBER, the Jewish Community Centers Association (JCCA) mobilized its JResponse initiative, a program lending support to JCCs in crisis by sending JCC professionals as volunteers. Adam Grobman of Harrisburg participated in the program, lending a hand to the marketing department on Friday, November 30th. Photo by Matt Unger

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Sunday Brunch Brings Women of Vision Together

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group of approximately 50 women and men gathered at the JCC on November 18, 2018 for the Women of Vision Philanthropic Fund’s Fall Presentation and Sunday Brunch. Our featured speaker this year was Amanda Levison of the Neurofeedback and Counseling Center of PA. Amanda is a licensed Mental Health/Professional Counselor. Amanda explained Neurofeedback and gave examples of its uses – from physical to mental issues. She explained how this passive therapy works to re-train your brain. It can be used by itself or in conjunction with traditional talk and other therapies. “I want to help you, to help yourself.” Amanda explained. “I listen to my clients and help connect so they don’t feel alone. I am often asked about my specialties but I see outside of that...I see the person for who they are with a variety of symptoms and/or concerns. I

came into this field to help people and I am doing my best, to do just that.” After a lively question and answer session, everyone was more informed as to the possibilities of training your brain to help with a variety of conditions. A Brunch Buffet by Norman Gras Catering was a great addition to the event!   The Women of Vision Philanthropic Fund is a tzedakah collective for women who wish to bring about change by making grants that respond to the social welfare needs of Jewish women and children in the Harrisburg area. For more information on The Women of Vision Philanthropic Fund, or any of the services of the Jewish Community Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, please contact Paulette Keifer, Executive Director, or Michele Wickwire, Administrator, at 717-409-8220.

PJ Library Turns 8!

GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT The Jewish Community Foundation of Central Pennsylvania Jewish Cultural Program Fund

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he purpose of this grant is to provide seed money to enhance Jewish identity, to create Jewish memories in Harrisburg, to support Jewish continuity, to build Clal Y’Israel (community), to promote Shalom Bayit (peace within the communal house), and for The Jewish Community Foundation of Central PA and The Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg to work closely with area synagogues and communal organizations towards those ends.

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Celebrate PJ Library’s birthday with us! Enjoy lunch, games, crafts, face painting, moon bounce, party bags, birthday cake, and more!

Monday, February 18 | 12pm - 2pm Harrisburg JCC -- Fun for all ages! Register by February 13 to a.weikert@jewishfedhbg.org. In lieu of fee, please bring an item to create a party-in-box for a child in need (birthday cake mix, icing, candles, small gift, decorations) PJ Library is made possible by the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg, The Harold Grinspoon Foundation and through generous grants and donations.

Any Jewish 501 (c) (3) organization that intends to present a program in line with the stated criteria may apply.

Collaborative efforts involving two or more qualified organizations are preferred but not required.

This grant is intended to be seed money.

This grant may not be used for a fundraiser for any organizations.

Any proceeds earned in excess of reasonable expenses are to be donated back to The Jewish Community Foundation for the Jewish Cultural Fund in order to provide financial resources for future such community programs.

In order to receive the full funding requested, receipts must be provided demonstrating the actual amount expended and total actual contributions received.

Grant funds should be used within a year of grant approval. Extensions must be granted by the Jewish Cultural Fund Committee Chair(s) in conjunction with the Jewish Community Foundation of Central PA.

Maximum Amount: $5,000 Announcement date: December 17, 2018

Due Date: March 11, 2019

For more information, contact Jennifer Ross, Jewish Federation President/CEO, at j.ross@jewishfedhbg.org.

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Children from across the community joined us at the JCC throughout Chanukah for Donut Wars, Chanukah Extravaganza, Latkepalooza, and more!

UPCOMING SPORTS SCHEDULE 12.21.18 - 1.4.19 BASKETBALL MIDDLE SCHOOL:

1/3 vs. Grace Baptist – Girls 4pm, Boys 5pm

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS - BYE WEEK HIGH SCHOOL BOYS JV - BYE WEEK HIGH SCHOOL BOYS VARSITY - BYE WEEK

SWIM TEAM BYE WEEK

Bold = JCC Home Game

Previous Results 12.7.18 - 12.14.18. The winners of the Donut Wars shined bright when they received their prize!

Building menorahs (chocolate and otherwise!) at the Chanukah Extravaganza and Latkepalooza at the Harrisburg JCC.

Donut Wars was supported through a generous grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Central PA Lipsett Fund. PJ Library Chanukah Extravaganza was supported through a generous grant from the Jewish Community Foundation in honor of our Life & Legacy signers and also funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg.

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HIGH SCHOOL BOYS JV Tournament 12/9 – 12/12- Finished 4th 1st Game – W: JCC 49 – St. Joseph Hanover 27 2nd Game L: JCC 29 – St. Catherine 42 3rd Game L: JCC 27 – St. Theresa 38

MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL 12/10 vs Christian School of York Girls L: JCC 10 – CSY 24 Boys W: JCC 45 – CSY 0 12/12 vs Lancaster County Day Girls L: JCC 18 – LCD 21 Boys L: JCC 18 – LCD 50

SWIM TEAM 12/9 JCC Defeated Allentown


Freeburns in Motion: Family Learns, Builds Through Campaign-Funded Programs BY ADAM GROBMAN

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hen Emily Freeburn was growing up, she practically lived on the JCC basketball court. It was there where she learned to dribble, pass, and shoot. But more importantly, she says, she learned many life lessons. “I learned more than just those skills. It was the sense of community, teamwork, respect for each other, self, and opponent that gave me the sense of feeling at home on the basketball court.” Emily’s husband, Gregg, also participated in Iddy Biddy as a youth, and now their 2 ½ year old daughter, Lillian, is a superstarin-the-making, learning the game in the Tot Basketball program on the same court where her parents played. “It’s really exciting to see her enjoying the same activities that I used to enjoy. She talks about Coach Terri, who was my coach, and she talks about dribbling a basketball on the same court, so it’s a very special feeling.” Emily and Gregg’s youngest daughter, Sydney, is also getting in on the Emily, Gregg, Lillian, and Sydney Freeburn family tradition through Parent/Tot swim lessons in the same pool where Emily was a member of the JCC Swim Team. Emily and Gregg are entering their third year as co-chairs of the annual Super Sunday program, which reaches out to the community to help to fund programs like Iddy Biddy and the Swim Team that are near and dear to the Freeburns’ hearts. “The annual campaign and Super Sunday have provided me the opportunity to participate in those foundational activities throughout my, and now Lillian’s, life. These programs have helped shape who we are.” Emily first got involved directly with the campaign when she began making calls on Super Sunday as a volunteer a couple of years prior to first becoming co-chair in 2016. “The first time that I made calls (and even today), it was nerve-wracking at times. But now I see it as giving the people in our community the opportunity to support something that they are passionate about. Sometimes people don’t realize that until they pick up the phone on Super Sunday. But usually, they are grateful to be able to make an impact.” You can join Emily and Gregg in making a difference in our community at this year’s Super Sunday on January 27th at the Harrisburg JCC. For more information on volunteering or to make a gift, contact Amanda Kohn at 717-236-9555 x 3299.

ORDER YOUR 2019 MAH JONGG CARDS TODAY CARDS WILL BE PURCHASED ON JANUARY 30TH, 2019! The Harrisburg JCC Senior Adult Club is once again selling the National Mah Jongg League’s card for 2019. The price of the 2019 card is $8.00 for a standard card and $9.00 for a large print card. Please make your checks payable to the Harrisburg JCC Senior Adult Club and mail them to: Cheryl Yablon Harrisburg JCC 3301 N. Front St. Harrisburg, PA 17110 By January 23, 2019. I will be paying for ONLY the number of cards ordered! The Mah Jongg League will mail your card to you in the spring. Thank you, Cheryl

HBG JCC Indoor Triathlon February 10, 2019

How far can you go? 15 Minute Swim in our indoor pool 20 Minute Ride on a spin bike 15 Minute Run on a treadmill Join the JCC for the fifth annual indoor triathlon. Participants ages 13 and older of all skill levels are encouraged to participate. Cost: $25 JCC Member/$30 Regular Rate All Individual Pre-Registered by 1/28/19 will receive a t-shirt. First heat starts at 8am. Preregistration required as limited spots. For a registration form contact t.travers@jewishfedhbg.org HBG JCC 3301 N. Front Street Harrisburg PA 17110 717-236-9555 www.jewishharrisburg.org

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Life Cycle Obituaries PHYLLIS COHEN Phyllis D. Cohen (Danowitz), passed away on November 23, 2018. She was born on July 2, 1934 to the late Jeanette Goodman and Izzy Danowitz in Harrisburg, PA. She was the beloved wife of Dr. Sidney M. Cohen. Loving mother of Marcia (Craig) Cohen, Gayle (David) Bailys and Susanne Cohen. Devoted grandmother of Jeremy (Lindsey) Bailys and Richard Bailys. Dear sister of Barbara (Ron) Nagel and Paige Danowitz. Cherished daughter of the late Jeanette and Izzy Danowitz. A funeral service will be held at the Kesher Israel Cemetery Chapel on November 26, 2018. Burial in Kesher Israel Cemetery. SIMONE GOFFMAN Simone R. “Mona” Goffman, age 89, of West Orange, New Jersey, died on November 20, 2018, at York Hospital. She was the wife of Monroe A. Goffman, to whom she had been married to for 58 years. Born August 2, 1929 in Newark, New Jersey, a daughter of the late Dr. Albert and Dorothy (Cheslaw) Bengelsdorf, she was a graduate of Douglas College. Mrs. Goffman had worked as a middle and high school teacher until the time of her marriage, and then had continued her work as a substitute teacher. She had also worked as an editor for American Girl

Magazine for Girl Scouts of America. She was a life member and former president of the National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County New Jersey Section. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Goffman is survived by a daughter, Allison Siegelman; her son-in-law, Dr. Bryan Siegelman, of York; a son, Jeffrey Goffman, of Holland, Bucks County; four grandchildren, Ariel Siegelman of Philadelphia, Joshua Siegelman of York, Maya Goffman of Holland, and Jadyn Goffman of Holland; one great granddaughter, Norah Siegelman of York; and a sister, Jill Pasternak, of York. Funeral services were held on November 25, 2018,with Rabbi Jeffrey Astrachan, of Temple Beth Israel, officiating. Burial in Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Iselin, New Jersey. Nemorial contributions may be made to National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section, 70 South Orange Avenue, Suite 120, Livingston, NJ 07039; or to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), 15 Prospect Street, East Orange, NJ 07017. JIM HALBERT James (Jim) Andrew Halbert, 51, passed away peacefully at his home on December 6, 2018, surrounded by his loving children and family. Recently diagnosed with a rare and incurable form of cholangiocarcinoma cancer, Jim faced

his fate with the same courage, dignity, and grace he displayed throughout his life. Born to Virginia and the late Dr. David Halbert, Jim grew up in Hershey, spent his childhood summers in the beach town of Stone Harbor, NJ, and graduated from Harrisburg Academy. He attended Bucknell University where he graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Jim also received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law, where he met his soulmate and future wife, Julie.   Jim and Julie raised their family in Harrisburg and continued the tradition of spending summers in Stone Harbor. They also loved spending time with extended family in Marco Island, and a few years ago relocated to the Sarasota area.  Jim spent his life devoted to family, work, community, and philanthropy. He loved his career and was proud of his accomplishments in the home building and residential development industry. Jim supported many Jewish and community service agencies in the greater Harrisburg area. He also enjoyed being part of the Harrisburg YPO, where he was recognized by YPO-WPO as the 2013 Exceptional Business Leader.   Jim loved the outdoors: he was an avid boater, skier, and fan of all things aquatic, but also a very skilled and careful water enthusiast, constantly imparting the importance of water safety to family and friends. Jim was a truly kind and gentle soul and often put the needs of others before his own. His kindness to others – whether they were friends, family, employees, clients, or strangers – will likely be Jim’s greatest legacy. Jim gave everyone the benefit of any doubt, and many of his kindest acts were done anonymously, without any expectation of reciprocity, embodying kindness of the highest order and purest heart. Jim was a loving, laid-back, brilliant, fun, gracious, kind, honest, and amazing man. He loved deeply and was loved deeply in return.

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He was a cherished son, husband, father, brother, and friend. His memory will be a blessing, and his spirit will live on in all who loved him. Jim is survived by his adoring family: his wife of 22 years, Julie Beth, his sons Jacob and William, his mother Virginia, his siblings Doug, Karen, and John, his beloved niece Kyra, and his extended family by marriage, Cynthia and Stanley Wright, Mark, Lindsey and Jack Wright, and Devra Wright, all of whom he loved dearly. He leaves a legacy of love, laughter, kindness, and fun to all those fortunate enough to have known him. A private memorial service was held in Sarasota on December 9, 2018. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Humane Society of Sarasota, or a charity of your choice in his memory. MIRIAM KESSLER Miriam S. (Barkus) Kessler, 94, formerly of Philadelphia and Camp Hill, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018, in Arlington, VA. Daughter of the late Charles and Sophie (Langman) Barkus, she was born on May 2, 1924, in Philadelphia. Miriam was raised in the Jewish faith and many of her writings describe the horror of the Holocaust. Her poems were published in numerous works, including The Alchemist, Blood to Remember, Cries of the Spirit, Kalliope, Paunch, Peregrine, Poet Lore, Poets On Hurting, River Styx, Tabula Rasa, Up Against the Wall, Mother, and Feminist Revision and the Bible (The Bucknell Lectures in Literary Theory). Her book, Someone to Pour the Wine, was published in 1996. She held poetry readings in the Harrisburg area for many years, belonged to numerous writing organizations and workshops, and was a member of Beth Tikvah in Carlisle. In the 1970s, Miriam was a reporter for the Patriot News and other local papers, covering the return of wounded and killed service members during the Vietnam war. A life-long


Life Cycle civil rights activist, she marched in protest of the Vietnam War and in support of women’s reproductive rights. She acted in many community theater productions at The Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg and Harrisburg Community Theatre, an outgrowth of her days as a student at Hedgerow Theatre under the tutelage of Jasper Deeter. The poet Naomi Shihab Nye described Miriam’s poetry as having “... that keen-bladed edge of authenticity, passion, luminous visualization, tenderness.” Phrases like, “Five hundred pounds of polar bear have landed on my roof,” and “Heat like a hungry swamp sucked on the roots of June,” and “God moved back to town in an avalanche of rain,” are just a few of the many memorable lines she wrote. Miriam is survived by her three daughters, Kathy Kessler Eppelheimer (Chad), Barrie Kessler, and Linda Kessler (James); six grandchildren, Nicholas, Jessie, Samantha, Maggie, Aaron, and Dylan; and two great grandchildren, Robyn and Evan. She is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Peter Kessler, and her son, Stephen Kessler. A memorial service was held on December 6, 2018 at the Chapel of Peace in Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her mother’s name, Sophie Langman Barkus, to the American Cancer Society. FAE MORRISON Fae Lightman Morrison, born on December 1, 1927 in Harrisburg, PA, passed away at age 91 on December 9, 2018 at The Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg. A lifelong resident of Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Minnie Lightman. She was the devoted wife of Albert Morrison, the noted musician, and they were married for over 60 years. Fae was a graduate of the former William Penn High School. She began her secretarial career upon graduation from high school, working

for General Motors Financial Corporation. She took a hiatus to raise her family, and returned to secretarial work in the 1970s. She was a valued member of the Office of Developmental Programs: Department of Human Services, of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, until her retirement. She was also an independent wedding counselor for over 45 years, and helped hundreds of couples throughout Central Pennsylvania have the wedding of their dreams. Fae was active in many volunteer organizations over the years, including serving on the Board of the Beth El Temple, as well a member of its Sisterhood, a past president of the Harrisburg chapter of B’nai Brith Women, and a member of the Jewish Community Center. She also helped to create the Harrisburg East Shore Chapter of the Parkinson’s Association and coordinated its meeting for many years. In later life, Fae developed a passion for painting, and her vivid and colorful canvases decorate the walls of the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg, and are in a number of private collections. In addition to her husband Albert, she was preceded in death by her two sisters, Ruth Garonzik and Naomi Sherman, both of Harrisburg. She is survived by her son, Douglas Morrison, of Chicago, her daughter, Mindy (Harvey) Morrell, of Lutherville, MD, her three grandchildren, Ruth and Sam Morrison and Olivia Morrell, her sisters-inlaw Cynthia Sussman and Harriet (Bernie) Cohen, numerous nieces and nephews, and countless friends. Funeral service for Fae were held on December 12, 2018 at the Beth El Cemetery Chapel. Contributions may be sent to the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg or to Beth El Temple. ESTHER SHERMAN Esther Sherman, age 94, of Harrisburg passed away on November 25, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Max and Sarah Litvin. She was a graduate of the former William Penn High School, class of 1942, and was retired from the State Department of Labor and Industry. She was also a volunteer at the Jewish Home of Harrisburg for many years. She was a member of Kesher Israel Synagogue and its Sisterhood, a life member of Hadassah, a life member of the Guild of the Jewish Home, a member of the Jewish Community Center and its Senior Adult Club, and was also a former member of the Blue Ridge Country Club. In addition to her loving husband, Elmer, of 58 years, she was preceded in death by two sisters Martha Abrams, and Janet Kabik, both of Silver Spring, MD. She is survived

by a daughter Ivy Sherman, of Philadelphia, PA, son Alan Sherman and wife Deborah, of Florida, two granddaughters, Shelby Charnoff and Brittany Sherman, two sisters-in-law, Monna Schwartz, of Philadelphia, and Rose Sherman of Reedsville, PA, and numerous nieces and nephews. The graveside service for Esther was held on November 28 at the Beth El Cemetery, Harrisburg, with Rabbi Eric Cytryn officiating. Memorial contributions in Esther’s honor can be made to Kesher Israel Synagogue, Harrisburg, PA, The Harrisburg Jewish Community Center, or the charity of your choice. MARILYN SIEGEL On December 4, 2018, Marilyn Siegel (nee Caplan) passed away; beloved wife of the late Harvey Jerry Siegel; loving mother of Sherri Lynn (Paul) Weinblatt, Ilene Jill (Dr. Kenneth) Oken and the late Victor Miles Siegel; devoted sister of Rita (Bob) Fellerman, Ilene (late Frederick) Silberg and the late Myra Tocker; loving sister-in-law of Edwin Tocker, and Eileen (Stanley) Ginsburg; devoted daughter of the late Esther and Jacob Caplan; loving grandmother of Victor Miles Weinblatt, Erin Sarah Weinblatt (Greg Friedman) and Tyler Siegel Weinblatt, Rebecca Victoria OkenTatum (Paul Tatum), Dani Marissa, Molly Emma and Skyler Siegel Oken. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Ricky Siegel Scholarship Memorial Fund at Beth El Congregation, 8101 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21208. RICHARD SIEGEL Richard Alan Siegel, 71, of Harrisburg, passed away on December 8, 2018, at Manor Care, Camp Hill. Born on June 11, 1947 in Harrisburg, he was the son of the late Leon and Norma (Rockman) Siegel. Richard worked for many years in sales, selling furniture and cars. He was an active member of Beth El Temple. Richard is survived by his sister, JoAnn Ellenberger and husband Kenneth of Duncannon; nephews, Kenny, Ethan, and Nathan. A funeral service was held at Beth El Cemetery Chapel on Sunday, December 9, 2018 with Rabbi Eric Cytryn officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Richard’s memory to, Beth El Temple, 2637 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or to Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg, 3333 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110. CAROL SOLLER Carol R. Soller, 78, of Camp Hill, passed away on December 7, 2018. She was born on July 2, 1940 and raised

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in Pottsville, Pa. The daughter of the late Max and Rose (Richman) Rudnick. She was a member of Chisuk Emuna Congregation and its Sisterhood as well as a member of its Board. She was a graduate of Pottsville High School, Harrisburg Area Community College with Highest Honors, and Centenary College. She had a catering business, “Vegetable Creations” for many years and spoke to and demonstrated her vegetable carvings to Garden Clubs in the Harrisburg area. She also gave classes at HACC, Cedar Cliff High School, and the Harrisburg Academy. She was also a bridal consultant. Carol was a Life member of Hadassah, President of the Tova Group, Membership Chairperson, and Donor Chairperson. She was a member of the Holy Spirit Hospital Auxiliary and volunteered at Holy Spirit Hospital. She was a member of the Pinnacle Health System Patient and Family Advisory Council. She was the wife of the late Herbert I. Soller, M.D. She is survived by her sons Jeffrey Soller (Deborah Arthur) and Jonathan Soller (Robin Soller), daughter Amy Soller (Scott Allen), and granddaughters Meliya and Lindsey Soller. A funeral service was held at Chisuk Emuna Cemetery Chapel on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 with Rabbi Ron Muroff officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Chisuk Emuna Congregation, P.O. Box 5507, Harrisburg, PA 17110-5507, or The Susan G. Komen for the Cure, P.O. Box 96216, Washington, DC 20090-6216, or to the charity of your choice. ELAINE SILVERSTEIN Elaine Kaplan Silverstein, 85 of Harrisburg, passed away on November 23, 2018, at the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg. Elaine was born in Harrisburg on July 31, 1933. She was a daughter of the late David and Rachel (Clompus) Kaplan. She was the loving wife of Sanford Robert Silverstein for 57 years. Elaine graduated from Penn State with a Bachelor in Liberal Arts. Before becoming a receptionist for Susquehanna Nursing Home, she was a loving and caring homemaker. She was a member of Kesher Israel Synagogue, where she was part of their sisterhood and Hadassah. Elaine is survived by her husband; son, David Silverstein and wife Debbie; daughters, Marcia Silverstein and Rebecca Weisberg and husband Larry; sister, Barbara K. Sieg; 6 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 2 nieces. A funeral service was held at the on Sunday, November 25, 2018. Burial in Kesher Israel Cemetery. Contributions can be made in Elaine’s memory to, Kesher Israel Synagogue, 2500 N. Third St. Harrisburg PA 17110.

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Synagogue Life Beth El Temple

Historic B’nai Jacob, Middletown

Temple Beth Israel

2637 N Front St, (717) 232-0556 www.bethelhbg.org

Water & Nissley Streets, (717) 319-3014 www.bnai-jacob.org

2090 Hollywood Dr, York (717) 843-2676, www.tbiyork.org

Minyan 7am daily and 5:30pm

Historic B’nai Jacob Synagogue, located at Water and Nissley Streets in Middletown, near the Harrisburg International Airport and Penn State-Harrisburg, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will have Shabbos Services on Friday, January 4, 2019, at 7:30pm. 

York’s 140-year-old Reform congregation.

Religious School on Sunday mornings.

For details on upcoming Temple Beth Shalom services and events, check the website:  http://tbshalom.org.

Marc Bluestein will be leading the services and there will be an oneg in the social hall afterward.

Torah Study (Genesis) some Saturday mornings – call for details.

Temple Ohev Sholom

Sunday morning at 9am Friday Kabbalat Shabbat 6pm Shabbat morning service 9am Saturday night mincha/maariv/havdalah at same time as Friday evening candlelighting time

Chisuk Emuna Congregation 3219 Green St, (717) 232-4851 info@chisukemuna.org www.chisukemuna.org Daily Morning Services: Sunday & Legal Holiday, 8:30am Monday & Thursday, 6:50am Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday, 7am Rosh Chodesh, 6:45am Shabbat, 9:15am Daily Evening Services: Sunday thru Thursday, 7:15pm Friday & Saturday nights, sunset For more information, please contact the Chisuk Emuna office, 717-232-4851 or info@chisukemuna.org

We are a community shul and all are welcome to join us.

Kesher Israel Congregation 2500 N 3rd St, (717) 238-0763 www.kesherisrael.org Participate in daily Minyanim. Mornings: Sundays and Federal holidays at 8am, Monday-Friday at 6:45am. Rosh Chodesh and fast days at 6:30am. Evening services begin 20 minutes before sunset. Please join Kesher Israel for 9am Shabbat morning services followed by Kiddush.

Ohev Sholom Congregation, York

All are welcome to our egalitarian services: Sundays at 9am and Thursdays at 7:30am. Our Shabbat services begin at 7:30pm on Friday evenings and on Shabbat morning at 9:30am followed by Kiddush.

Ohev Sholom Congregation is a Conservative congregation serving York County in an inclusive, egalitarian manner.

Congregation Beth Tikvah, Carlisle

Worship services held in the sanctuary every Shabbat morning at 9:30am and at the homes of individual congregants on Friday evening at 7:30pm.

Asbell Center, 262 W High St, (717)-240-8627 www.bethtikvah.org

Friday Shabbat Services at 7:15pm Beth Tikvah meets twice a month. Check newsletter on website for dates and times.

Birthday celebration/family service first Friday of each month.

2345 N Front St, (717) 233-6459 www.ohevsholom.org

Temple Beth Shalom 913 Allendale Rd, Mechanicsburg (717) 697-2662 www.tbshalom.org Temple Beth Shalom’s Friday evening Shabbat Services are at 7:15pm, followed by an oneg in the social hall. Services are led by Lay Leaders of Beth Shalom. Please call the office at 697-2662 or check the website calendar for Shabbat service dates, as well as updates on when Saturday Shabbat services will be held.

Please contact Office Manager, Cecelia Baker, (717) 238-0763 for info.

Congregation Beth Israel, Lebanon

411 S 8th St, (717) 273-2669 www.congregation-beth-israel.org

Rabbi Jeffrey Astrachan leads services at 7pm each Friday, followed by an Oneg.

Upcoming Shabbat services will be held at the Temple on Friday, December 28, and January 11 and 25.  Saturday Shabbat Services, led by Rabbi Choper, will be held at 10am at the Jewish Home on December 29, and also on January 5, 12, 19, and 26.  All are welcome.

2090 Hollywood Drive 717-852-0000 www.OhevSholomYork.org

Established in 1902, the congregation is led by our student rabbi in association with our lay leadership.

Yarzeit minyons are by request. Please call for details. Ohev Sholom provides adult educational opportunities in conjunction with our local Chabad Learning Center while embracing different levels of observance, stages of life, and family structures.

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Friday night Shabbat services are at 6pm on Dec. 21 and on Dec. 28 (at Temple Beth El).


JCC Adult Programs Classes Available at the Jewish Community Center: SilverSneakers® CLASSIC – Have fun and move to the music through a variety of

exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support. Tuesday/ Thursday mornings 9:30 -10:15-30am. Drop-in Fee $7.00 per class. Free to JCC members, SilverSneakers®, and Silver and Fit participants.

SilverSneakers® BOOM (CARDIOFIT) – SilverSneakers® Boom (CardioFit) is an

advanced group exercise class designed for active adults who desire a safe and effective lowimpact cardiovascular workout. Energizing and easy-to-follow movements promote hearthealthy, total-body conditioning to increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance. In addition, a variety of strength training options are offered to provide a well-rounded workout. Mondays/Wednesdays at 10:30-11:30am. Drop-in Fee $7 per class. Free to JCC members, SilverSneakers®, and Silver and Fit participants.

SilverSneakers® YOGA – SilverSneakers® Yoga will move your whole body through a

complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance, and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity. Mondays and Wednesdays 11:45-12:30-45pm. Drop-in Fee $7 per class. Free to JCC members, SilverSneakers®, and Silver and Fit participants.

Gentle Yoga – Easy stretching poses for those with intermittent back issues or those new

to yoga. Restorative breathing exercises and stress relief are emphasized. One must be able to get down on to floor. Thursdays at 5:00-6:00pm. Drop-in Fee $7 per class. Free to JCC members, SilverSneakers®, and Silver and Fit participants.

Zumba Gold – The class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that

The JCC Senior Adult Club is Offering the Following Senior Events: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30am-10:15-30am - SilverSneakers Classic Every Tuesday from 1:30-3:00pm - Mah Jongg classes with Ellen Mussaf or play Farkle with Harold Williams and Mel Krieger After Lunch Program on the FIRST and THIRD THURSDAY – Spanish Class with Cecilia Lee. After Lunch Program on usually the THIRD TUESDAY – Current Events with Herman Minkoff Senior Lunch will be served Tuesdays and Thursdays at Noon. Reservations are preferred two days in advance if possible, but no later than 4:00pm the day before. Call Cheryl 236-9555 EXT. 3115 Upcoming After Lunch Programs are: • December 11, 2018 - Business Meeting/Birthday Party. 1:30-3:00pm - Mah Jongg with Ellen Mussaf or Farkle with Harold Williams and Mel Krieger • December 13, 2018 - Dr. Donald Koones, history professor at HACC, will lecture on “Mothers Who Influenced Famous People” • December 18, 2018 - Current Events with Herman Minkoff. 1:30-3:00 pm - Mah Jongg with Ellen Mussaf or Farkle with Harold Williams and Mel Krieger. • December 20, 2018 - Spanish Class with Cecilia Lee. • December 25, 2018 – CLOSED – NO LUNCH OR PROGRAM

focuses on balance, range of motion, and coordination. Perfect for beginners or older adults. Thursdays at 11:00-11:45am. Drop-in Fee $7 per class. Free to JCC members, SilverSneakers®, and Silver and Fit participants. SilverSneakers® SPLASH– Activate your urge for variety! Splash offers fun, shallow water movement to improve agility and flexibility while addressing cardiovascular, strength, and endurance conditioning. No swimming ability is required and a SilverSneakers® kickboard or other aquatic equipment is used to improve strength, balance, and coordination. Mondays/Wednesday 9:30 -10:30am. Drop-in Fee $7 per class. Free to JCC members, SilverSneakers®, and Silver and Fit participants.

• December 27, 2018 – Senior Adult Club’s Annual New Year’s Luncheon. Entertainment by TIMES PAST.

Aqua Zumba – A challenging water-based workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body

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toning, and most of all, exhilarating beyond belief. Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30-9:30am. Drop in Fee $7 per class. Free to JCC members, SilverSneakers®, and Silver and Fit participants.

Guided Meditation – Learn to de-stress

in this quiet relaxing class. Thursdays at 1:45pm. Drop in fee $7 per class. Free to JCC members, SilverSneakers®, and Silver and Fit participants. JOIN US FOR FARKLE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21ST FOR JCC SENIOR MEMBERS, SILVERSNEAKERS AND SILVER AND FIT MEMBERS. MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS WITH LINDA 717236-9555 EXT.3050

Cost $10 Members/$20 Non-Members. Reservations due December 17, 2018 • January 1, 2019 – NO SENIOR LUNCH OR PROGRAM – HAPPY NEW YEAR! • January 3, 2019 - Spanish Class with Cecilia Lee. • January 8, 2019 - Business Meeting/Birthday Party.

1:30-3:00pm Mah Jongg with Ellen Mussaf or “Farkle with Harold Williams and • January 10, 2019 – Tablecloth art with Sandy Gilleo • January 15, 2019 - Current Events with Herman Minkoff 1:30-3:00 pm Mah Jongg with Ellen Mussaf or Farkle with Harold Williams and Mel Krieger. • January 17, 2019 - Spanish Class with Cecilia Lee. • January 22, 2019 – retired Army Colonel John Maietta will lecture on The Scourge of the Century: The Great Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918.” 1:30-3:00pm Mah Jongg with Ellen Mussaf or Farkle with Harold Williams and Mel Krieger • January 24, 2019 – Pat Dodd, DCAAA Nutritionist will address the group • January 29, 2019 – Bingo with prizes for all • January 31, 2019 – Dr. Donald Koones, History professor at Hacc, will give a lecture titled “A Nostalgic Return to Mayberry.”

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