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Fall 2012: Sept. 2 - Dec. 29, 2012

Dear friends, The MJCC has carved out an incredible line-up of classes, programs and events for your friends, family and YOU! While the weather may still be warm, we are all getting ready to fall into a new season. Whether you’re preparing for back to school time, getting ready for the Jewish holidays or falling back into a regular exercise routine, the MJCC has you covered. With that in mind, we’ve created a new adult fitness class called “Fit It In.” This twice weekly half-hour class promises a robust start to your day. Plus with our towels and locker room amenities, there are no more excuses for not getting in that workout (sorry)! But if you’d like fitness to be a family affair, we’ve got that covered too! Whether you come with your partner or with the kids, there’s something for everyone. Why not try a “Date Night” 30 or 60-minute workout? Don’t consume calories, burn them! Also this November, join us for “Creating Healthy Families,” a guided learning and family recess class that gets everyone moving and grooving! Who doesn’t love recess? The fall calendar is full of Jewish holidays. In September Come Blow Your Horn at our event that will get us all ready and excited for the Rosh Hashanah celebration. Naturally we’ll follow this with our annual Sukkah Building event with our partners at PJA and The PJ Library. Grown-ups will wield the hammers and drills and kids can create decorations for the Sukkah. Come celebrate the end of summer with us at Splashtacular! We’ll enjoy good music, fun friends, water games and plenty of sunshine! The perfect way to end a beautiful summer. Be sure to check out all of the wonderful social and cultural events and classes planned this fall from Jewish Book Month to Melton Classes at the J, from Bistro Nights to Art with the Geezer Gallery. And as always, we’re open to your suggestions. I look forward to seeing you at the J very soon.

General Information



Jordana Levenick MJCC Operations Manager p.s. - Join us for our Membership Appreciation Party, Nov. 15, 5-7 pm or if you are new to Portland stop by for our Newcomer’s Nosh, Nov. 15, 12-2 pm.

Building Hours

Monday - Thursday 6 am - 10 pm Friday 6 am - 9 pm Saturday - Sunday 8 am - 6 pm Fitness & Cardio Center and pools close 15 minutes prior to building closure.

Special Hours & Closures

Labor Day Mon., Sept. 3: 9 am - 1 pm No classes or programs Open swim/gym 11 am - 12 pm Rosh Hashanah Sun., Sept. 16: 8 am - 5 pm Mon., Sept. 17: Closed Gymnasium Maintenance Closure Mon-Fri., Sept. 17-21 Yom Kippur Tues., Sept. 25: 6 am - 5 pm Wed., Sept. 26: Closed Sukkot Sun., Sept. 30: 8 am - 5 pm Thanksgiving Thurs., Nov. 22: 9 am - 1 pm No classes or programs Open swim/gym 11 am - 12 pm Fri., Nov. 23: 9 am - 4 pm No classes or programs Open swim/gym 11 am - 3 pm Christmas Mon., Dec. 24: 6 am - 1 pm No classes or programs Open swim/gym 11 am - 12 pm Tues., Dec. 25: 9 am - 1 pm No classes or programs Open swim/gym 11 am - 12 pm New Years Mon., Dec. 31: 6 am - 1 pm No classes or programs Open swim/gym 11 am - 12 pm Tues., Jan. 1: 9 am - 4 pm No classes or programs Open swim/gym 11 am - 3 pm

Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, please refer to for up to date information. You can also refer to local television network affiliates where the MJCC will be included in the “crawl” on the bottom of the screen. MJCC’s main phone (503.244.0111) will have a recorded message.

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Aquatics Arts, Culture & Education Childcare Programs Fitness General Information Index by Age Indoor Soccer Membership Open Play Schedule School’s Out Camps Sports Support our Center Staff and Board

Everybody Welcome

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Reap the benefits of massage as part of your wellness and fitness routine. We offer Swedish, therapeutic, sports/athletic, Watsu aquatic massage, deep tissue and custom massages. To book a massage call 503.244.0111. 30 minute $45 (G: $60) 1 hour $65 (G: $80) 1.5 hours $90 (G: $105) Members only: Buy three 60 min. massages for $180

Cafe at the J Hours

Cafe at the J is Portland’s only dairy kosher restaurant certified by Oregon K.

photo by: Oolite Photography

Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be given when the MJCC cancels a program or a participant requests to drop a class at least 24 hours before the first class. The MJCC reserves the right to cancel, change or combine programs at any time.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

The Mittleman Jewish Community Center (MJCC) assures that no person shall be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, political affiliation, veteran status, physical, sensory or mental disability, familial status, or any other reasons protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disability Act. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which they are otherwise eligible.

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General Information

Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm (limited menu) Monday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm Tuesday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm 5:30 - 8:00 pm (meat) Wednesday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm Thursdays 7:30 am - 8:00 pm Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm (depending upon Shabbat times) Saturday Closed Visit or call 503.535.3630 for holiday hours. Free wireless internet access!



We have several membership options available! Come in for a tour and we’ll find the right membership for your needs. Call guest services at 503.452.3435.

Plan your dream event!

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS Your MJCC membership includes access to: • Free group exercise classes (Here’s a sampling) • Aquarobics • Cycling • Arthritis Exercise • Ai Chi • Nia • Pilates & Yoga • BodyPumpTM • Zumba • Sandbell Breakout • Free Open Play • Rock climbing • Basketball • Gym hockey

• Indoor playground • Swimming • Soccer

• Priority registration • Discounted membership rates for: • Classes and workshops • Swim team • MJCC camps • Guest fees • Personal training • Massage • Pilates Reformer

Members receive

Book Your Event today!

10% off

all rentals Contact Bethany West Rentals & Events Manager 503.535.3634,

• 10% off facility rental rates • 3 Racquetball courts • Fitness & Cardio Center • 25 yard swimming pool, 82° with lap swim, exercise classes and family swim • Warm water therapy pool, 94° with scheduled adult and family swim times and exercise classes • Locker rooms with lounge, sauna, steam room, whirlpool and digilock lockers • Long-term half locker rentals


• Complimentary towel service, shampoo, soap, lotion, deodorant and hair dryers • Gymnasium with 8 basketball hoops • Rock climbing wall • Family changing rooms • Free parking • 10% off advertising rates in program guide • Discounts at Hotel DeLuxe


Stay connected with the J! Sign up for email alerts from the programs you use the most at Fitness Aquatics Day Camp Family Events Basketball Soccer Rock climbing and more Sign up for our weekly What’s Happening email blast.

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Everybody Welcome

August Page 29 Bringing Aging to Life Art Class 13 September Monthly Mitzvah Project: Sunshine Pantry 6 The Dovekeepers with Alice Hoffman 9 Splashtacular 11 Come Blow Your Horn 12 Bistro Night: Kerry Politzer 19 Red Cross Blood Drive 23 Mothers Circle 30 Build the Sukkah October Monthly Mitzvah Project: Children’s Book Bank 3 Mah Jongg for Beginners 10 Bistro Night: Gary Furlow & the Loafers 14 Attacking Iran: with Dr. Ed Glick 14 Movie Day: Kung Fu Panda 15 Drawing from Photographs 17 Oys and Joys of Childbirth & Parenting 18 Jewish Mysticism 25 The Golem Comes to Life

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Dates To Be Announced Jewish Dad’s Night Out Olive Oil Tasting 101

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Enjoy music, food and tons of sunshine. Open to the community. Everybody welcome! All ages Sunday, Sept. 9 2:00 - 4:00 pm Free (G: $10 per family)

December Monthly Mitzvah Project: Sunshine Pantry 8-15 Light the Menorah at the J 9 Hanukah The Power of Light 12 Hanukah Bistro: Boys Without Toys 17 GirlStrength 30 Movie Day: Ice Age

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Ongoing BBYO Duplicate Bridge Melton at the J Rose City Music Academy Lessons

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Attacking Iran: Is it if, or is it when? with Dr. Edward Glick Join Dr. Edward Glick, Temple University Professor Emeritus of Political Science, in a lecture about nuclear Iran. What are the possible future situations of this threat against Israel and how does the United States’ position play a part. Sunday, Oct. 14 FREE 4:30 pm RSVP requested at

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End of Summer Splashtacular!

November Page Monthly Mitzvah Project: JFCS Adopt a Family 16 4 Books and Bagels 11 4 Creating Healthy Families 15 5 Chapter One: An Exploration 10 8 Courage/Compassion to Do the Right Thing 11 11 Jewish Community Orchestra 12 14 Bistro Night: Ronnie Robins 12 16 Friday Night Lights 6 18 Super Sunday - Community Action Day 16 28 Game On for a Great Cause! 14 29 Book Talk Led by Sylvia Frankel 10 29 Empowering Ruth 8


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Rosh Hashanah

Friday N ght L ghts

Come Blow Your Horn

A Family Shabbat


Featuring Do Jump! Friday, Nov. 16 5:30 - 8:00 pm ~ At the MJCC Celebrate Shabbat


5:30 - 6:00 PM Candle lighting and Shabbat prayers in the lobby


Kick Off Your Shoes and Play 5:30 - 8:00 PM Bouncy House Indoor Playground And more‌

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Adults ~ $15 (G: $18) Ages 3-12 ~ $9 (G: $12) Maximum $50 per family RSVP by Tuesday, Nov. 13



6:00 - 7:30 PM Buffet style Shabbat dinner in the Cafe. Wine for sale.

Participate in a unique family movement activity drawing upon yoga, creative visualization, mime, ensemble theater and improvisation to get you moving.

Get excited for the holidays and celebrate the joys of a new year at this family friendly evening. Enjoy Tuesday night buffet at the Cafe at the J. Then, sample a variety of apples and honey provided by New Seasons Market.

B.Y.O.S. - Bring your own Shofar and join Shofar blowing duo Dr. Alan Montrose and Glen Coblens to learn the shofar calls. Shofars available for sale from Everything Jewish. Tuesday, Sept. 11 Cafe at the J Dinner: 5:30 - 8:00 pm Apple and Honey Tasting: 6:30 - 8:00 pm Shofar Blowing Lessons: 7:15 pm Check for the menu.

Sukkot Build the Sukkah

Bring your friends and family and help build the community Sukkah. Storytelling provided by PJ Library. Decorations and treats provided by Portland Jewish Academy. Building supplies provided. Free and open to everyone. No registration necessary. Sunday, Sept. 30, 12:00 - 2:00 pm, at the MJCC

See page 16 for Rosh Hashanah mitzvah project.

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the Jewish holiday s as a community here at the MJCC! Hanukah Hanukah The Power of Light

Hanukah Bistro! Join us for a lively Hanukah party featuring “Boys Without FREE Toys,” a Jewish youth indie rock band. Sing along to some classic Hanukah tunes, dance, light the menorah and play dreidel with your friends and family. Wednesday, Dec. 12 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the MJCC

Fun for all generations, this engaging performance of Patricia Polacco and Eric Kimmel’s intergenerational classic, Hanukah The Power of Light celebrates the human qualities that bring light into the darkness of winter. Open to everyone. Appropriate for ages 5+. Sunday, Dec. 9, 4:00 pm at the MJCC Adults: $10. Children 6 and under: free Ages 7-17 & seniors: $5 Family pack: (2 adults & up to 4 kids in household): $18. Space is limited.


RSVP at:

Illustration by: Trina Baucom

Performed by Jewish Theatre Collaborative


Hanukah mitzvah projects: See page 16. Participate in our annual Adopt a Family project in November and potato and oil collection for Sunshine Pantry in December.

Light the Menorah at the J! Light the menorah with MJCC staff and members nightly in the lobby. Dec. 8-15, 5:00 pm

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Jewish Education Empowering Ruth

A Course for Women who are Jews-by-Choice Empowering Ruth offers women who have recently converted to Judaism practical, hands-on learning in Jewish living, home observance, new rituals, lifecycle events and more. Free. Starts Nov. 29, 7:00 pm Meets alternate Thursdays at the MJCC To register and for more information contact Dorice: 503.226.6131 or email

For High School Students Meet Portland area Jewish teens, build leadership skills, make a difference in our community and of course…make new friends! Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, at the MJCC Meetings start Sept. 11 Events: JEC - Oct. 12-14 JLC - Dec. 21-24 For 6th, 7th and 8th Graders

Offered by the Jewish Outreach Institute. Led by Rabbi Arthur & Simi Zuckerman. Co-sponsored by MJCC and Congregation Shaarie Torah. Limit 20 people.

Jewish Mysticism

Insights into the modern spiritual search from ancient mystical sources with Rabbi Ariel Stone Embark on an exploration of Talmudic, medieval and early modern Jewish sources offering insight into your own modern Jewish spiritual journey.

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Oct. 18 - Dec. 13 (no class Nov. 22) 7:00 - 8:30 pm at the MJCC $36 (G: $43). Code: CG101


Mothers Circle Join this FREE program empowering non-Jewish mothers, and mothers new to Judaism, to create Jewish homes. Explore Jewish holidays, rituals and ethics. Free childcare available.

Information Session Sunday, Sept. 23, 9:30 am at the MJCC RSVP to Class will run twice a month from Oct. - May. For more information contact Jennifer Greenberg, 503.246.8831,

BBYO Connect is the BBYO experience made for pre-high school students who want to enjoy social, recreational, athletic, cultural and Judaic activities with new friends.

For more information Lauren Shey, EGR Program Director 503.452.3426,

Jewish Dad’s Night Out Discussions on Identity and Values Join Rabbi Brad Greenstein and other guest speakers for relaxed discussions on being a Jewish dad. Stay tuned for dates and locations. Check For more information contact Jennifer Greenberg: 503.246.8831,

save the dates

Women’s Day of Jewish Learning Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 Featuring Rabbi Dara Frimmer Celebrate 40 years of Israeli Folk Dancing in Portland! Saturday, April 20, 2013

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Morasha and Portland Florence Melton Adult Mini-School

Core Melton

Core Melton meets once per week for 30 weeks, with a choice of morning or evening classes. All classes are held on Tuesdays at the MJCC, beginning October 16.

Year 1: Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:45 am Rhythms of Jewish Living (30 lessons) What ideas, beliefs and practices are involved in living Jewishly? Examines a wide variety of Jewish sources to discover deeper meanings underlying holidays, lifecycle observances and Jewish practice. Purposes of Jewish Living (30 lessons) What are the big questions of life and how do Jewish thinkers answer these questions? Explore sources both ancient and modern in pursuit of answers to many major issues of Jewish thought and theology.

Year 2: Tuesdays, 7:15 – 9:30 pm

Dramas of Jewish Living Throughout the Ages (30 lessons) What are the lessons of Jewish history—from the wanderings of Abraham to today’s turmoil in Israel? How does this heritage shape what it means to be Jewish today? This course navigates how the Jewish past informs Jewish identity.

Spotlight Courses

Spotlight classes are 5-10 week courses. Open to anyone. Tuesday classes at the MJCC For classes at other locations visit The Siddur: A User’s Guide Jan Rabinowitch Oct. 16 - Dec. 18, 9:15 - 10:00 am Decoding the Talmud Sylvia Frankel Oct. 16 - Dec. 18, 10:45 - 12:00 pm Melton Scholars Curriculum: Shemot (Exodus) I Developed by scholars at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Jan Rabinowitch Oct. 16 - Dec. 18, 7:00 - 8:15 pm The Mystical Tradition Rabbi Motti Wilhelm Oct. 16 - Nov. 13, 12:00 - 1:15 pm Jewish Artists Merridawn Duckler Nov. 20 - Dec. 18, 12:00 - 1:15 pm Sephardic History and Culture Rabbi Michael Kaplan Oct. 16 - Nov. 13, 8:45 - 10:00 pm Satan in Jewish Thought Sarah Liebman Nov. 20 - Dec. 18, 8:45 - 10:00 pm

For a complete list of class topics and faculty biographies visit

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Ethics of Jewish Living (30 lessons) How do Jewish teachings shed light on contemporary issues such as the environment, relationships, and endof-life decisions? Explore multiple Jewish approaches to conducting our lives at work, at home, in our communities and in the wider world.


An independent agency unaffiliated with the MJCC

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Jewish Education The Dovekeepers


Reading and Signing with Author, Alice Hoffman Listen to Author, Alice Hoffman read excerpts from her book, The Dovekeepers. Book will be for sale and Alice Hoffman will be signing. Thursday, Sept. 6 7:00 pm at the MJCC RSVP at

Exclusive Portland Engagement!

Jewish One Book, One Community Chapter One: An Exploration

Launch Jewish Book Month with an entertaining evening centered around the introduction and chapter one of My Father’s Paradise. Immerse yourself in Ariel Sabar’s search for his Jewish past in Kurdish Iraq through a theater performance as well as a talk-back, sample foods from this region and much more.

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Recommended for ages 13+ Presented by: MJCC, Hadassah, Jewish Theatre Collaborative. Monday, Nov. 5, 7:00 pm at the MJCC $10 per person RSVP at


In 70 CE, nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on a mountain in the Judean desert, Masada. Only two women and five children survived. Based on this tragic and iconic event, Hoffman weaves a spellbinding tale of four extraordinary bold, resourceful, and sensuous women, each of whom comes to Masada by a different path. All are dovekeepers, and all are also keeping secrets — about who they are, where they come from, who fathered them, and who they love.

Over five years in the writing, The Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman’s most ambitious and mesmerizing novel, a tour de force of imagination and research, set in ancient Israel.

By permission of Ariel Sabar, author of My Father’s Paradise.

Book Talk Led by Sylvia Frankel Join us for a Jewish Book Month discussion of My Father’s Paradise with Melton Instructor, Dr. Sylvia Frankel. Thursday, Nov. 29 7:15 pm Rose Schnitzer Manor, 6140 SW Boundary St. Sponsored by MJCC, Portland’s Florence Melton Adult Mini-School and Cedar Sinai Park

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Book Month The Courage and Compassion To Do the Right Thing


Come hear an engaging presentation by San Francisco Bay Area author, Marty Brounstein on his book Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust. It is a remarkable true story of interfaith compassion, courage, and rescue, involving a Christian couple who saved the lives of at least two dozen Jews during World War II and the Holocaust. Marty will also share why this has a meaningful personal connection to him. Thursday, Nov. 8 7:00 pm at the MJCC RSVP at Sponsored by


Celebrate the joy of Jewish Book Month with your children and join us at the MJCC for a bagel nosh and story time, featuring two children’s books with Jewish themes and creative art projects. Sponsored by MJCC, Portland Jewish Academy and PJ Library.


Ages 2-6 Sunday, Nov. 4 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at the MJCC


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Books and Bagels



Join us in the MJCC lobby for lively performances of various musical genres. Connect with your friends and neighbors in a relaxing setting on the second Wednesday of every month. Small plates available at the Cafe at the J.


6:30 - 8:00 pm - FREE and Open to Everyone! Sept. 12: Kerry Politzer Jazz pianist with Brazilian & classical influences Oct. 10: Gary Furlow and the Loafers

Nov. 14: Dec. 12:

Soulful southern blues & folk

Ronnie Robins

Brazilian guitarist, singer/songwriter from Brooklyn, NY

Hanukah Bistro: Boys Without Toys

Jewish youth indie rock band

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Save these 2013 Bistro dates: Jan. 9, Feb. 13, Mar. 13, April 10, May 8


Jewish Community Orchestra In cooperation with the MJCC

Cindy H. Petty, Artistic Director and Conductor

Music and Friends: Priceless A Family Concert

Traditional: Hatikvah Gershwin: An American in Paris Mendelssohn: Octet in E flat major, op. 20, mvt. 4 Featuring Young Artist Competition Alumni Saint Saens: Carnival of the Animals Featuring two Young Artists / pianists and narrator Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 5, op. 64, E minor Sunday, Nov. 11, 3:00 pm at the MJCC Tickets available at the door. $10 adults, $8 seniors, Children under 6 free. $5 students, 503.806.2494.

Music Lessons Rose City Music Academy

Rose City Music emphasizes the development and enjoyment of diligent practice, supportive involvement of parents and successful performance experiences.

• Play in recitals three times yearly. • Small group beginning lessons just $150 for ten weeks! (minimum enrollment = 4) • Weekly group classes free with private lesson enrollment.

To register: Call 503.308.8863 or email Minimum ages: violin: age 4+, guitar: age 5+ piano: age 6+. Open to adults

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Art with the Geezer Gallery Bringing Aging to Life through Creative Expression

An Art Program for Older Adults with Shemaya Blauer Explore Touch Drawing, word play, collage, clay and more. All materials will be provided to take you on a journey of self discovery and connection with others. All levels welcome. Wednesdays, Aug. 29 - Oct. 24 (8 week session) 1:30 - 3:30 pm No class Sept. 26

Class fee is on a sliding scale. $40-$80 for 8 weeks. Scholarships available. Everyone is welcome regardless of ability to pay.

Drawing from Photographs

with Srule Brachman, Ed.S Learn to draw by copying your own photographs onto paper. Focus on dark and light shadows that are created in black and white photos. Learn to copy and invent from color photos and create photo collage drawings. Mondays, Oct. 15, 22, 29 and Nov. 5 7:15 - 9:15 pm Code: CG103 To register: visit $80 (G: $96) plus $10 materials fee per person

For information and to register: call Shemaya Blauer 503.816.6349.

Presented by: Geezer Gallery & MJCC through a grant from the Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation

In 16th-century Prague, a Jewish rabbi creates a giant creature from clay, called the Golem, and using sorcery, brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution. Experience this legend as never before. The MJCC presents a special opportunity to watch Paul Wegener’s 1920 German Expressionist masterpiece with live accompaniment by Portland-based composer and pianist, Beth Karp. The evening will include a talk on the origins and artistic interpretations of the legend and an original score based on Jewish music of the Renaissance. Thursday, Oct. 25 7:30 - 9:30 pm at the MJCC $8 (G: $10) RSVP at

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The Golem Comes to Life!


Social FREE Ice Age

Sunday, Dec. 30 3:00 - 5:00 pm MJCC Ballroom

Kung Fu Panda Sunday, Oct. 14 3:00 - 5:00 pm MJCC Ballroom

Duplicate Bridge

Come in as a pair or partners will be available. Cafe at the J is open for lunch or snacks before the game.

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The second Tuesday of every month 12:00 - 3:30 pm


Sign in at noon Play begins by 12:15 pm Play complete by 3:30 pm; scoring to follow $1 (G: $3)

Gather your friends and come play at the J! Register for the game of your choice and help Adopt a Family for Hanukah. Mah Jongg CG105A Bridge CG105B Scrabble CG105C Poker CG105D Hearts CG105E

Open to Everyone!

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7:00 - 9:00 pm $18 registration fee* Register at Walk-ins accomodated as space allows. Prizes! Light Refreshments! Much Fun!

Mah Jongg for Beginners

Learn to play the ancient Chinese game of Mah Jongg American style. Led by Esther Liberman. Wednesdays, Oct. 3- Nov. 7 10:30 am - 12:30 pm $72 (G: $90) Code: CG106 *$15 of each registration will go to the November Monthly Mitzvah Project, JFCS Adopt a Family just in time for Hanukah!

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Health and Education The Oys and Joys of Childbirth and Parenting

A New and Expectant Parent Workshop Series This communal Jewish childbirth, adoption and early parenting education program will cover an array of topics related to welcoming and raising a child from the Jewish perspective. Learn about all the programs and services our community has to offer and make connections. Speakers include: Caron Blau Rothstein, MA/MSW PJ Library/Jewish Federation Mohel Rabbi Tzvi Fischer, Portland Kollel Corinne Spiegel, M.S. Spec. Ed., JFCS Infant First Aid and CPR Certified Instructor, MJCC Wednesdays, Oct. 17, 24, Nov. 7 7:00 - 8:30 pm $36/family for series. Code: CG107 $50/family for series with CPR training on Nov. 14. Code: CG108

Red Cross Blood Drive

Every minute of every day, someone needs blood. Help save a life. Donate blood at the MJCC. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2:00 - 7:00 pm To make an appointment call 503.244.0111or visit

Self Defense Classes

GirlStrength - Ages 10-15 GirlStrength is a self-defense program offered through the Portland Police bureau for girls 10-15 years of age. GirlStrength shares the same philosophy as its sister program, WomenStrength, which has been offering free self-defense classes for women and personal safety workshops to people in the Portland area since 1979. Parents are asked to attend a tenminute orientation prior to the start of the first class. Dec. 17-21, 2:00 - 5:00 pm Free. Code: CG109. Register at, download waiver, participation form and policies.

Creating Healthy Families Your family will love this 3 week interactive series. Move, groove and have fun while learning how to incorporate healthy habits into your families’ life.

• Learn habits for healthy families • Fun for “everyone” • Family recess!

Recess sessions include fun, family friendly exercises that can be recreated at home.

For families with children ages 5 and older (childcare available for children 4 and under). Instructor: Tara Atkinson Sundays, Nov. 4-18 10:45 - 11:30 am $95 (G: $115) Code: FIT102

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Offered by the Portland Police Bureau


Giving Back Monthly Mitzvah Project

These projects reflect the Jewish commitment to Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), providing opportunities to give back to our community. Each month look for the lobby display highlighting the organization of the month. Check the display for how you can participate and donate to these worthy causes. Below are the fall mitzvah projects.

September October November Sunshine Pantry Children’s Book Bank JFCS Adopt a Family Come together as a Apples & Honey Drive Donate new The Sunshine Pantry and the MJCC will be collecting apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah. Sunshine Pantry is a family-run nonprofit food pantry which for more than 25 years has gathered food, clothing, household items, toys and toiletries to distribute to families in need in the community.

and gently used children’s books to give children the chance to develop the literacy skills they need to become future readers and learners.

community to ensure that families and individuals are able to receive something special during the holiday season. Stop by the MJCC lobby and visit the mitzvah menorah in November to see how you can donate.

Co-sponsored by MJCC, Jewish Family & Child Service.

December Sunshine Pantry Potato & Oil Drive

The Sunshine Pantry and the MJCC will be collecting oil and potatoes this December to assist families in need during the Hanukah holiday. Help make a difference by stopping by the MJCC lobby to donate.

Jewish Federation of Greater Portland presents

Super Sunday – Community Action Day


Sunday, November 18, 2012 Mittleman Jewish Community Center 9:30 am – 8:30 pm


This year the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland is expanding Super Sunday into Community Action Day creating more opportunities to reach out and make a difference in our world. We’ll celebrate our accomplishments with a community concert featuring the renowned Jewish rocker, Rick Recht!




Visit for a complete schedule and updates. T

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Everybody Welcome


POOL HOURS Main Pool Mon-Th Fri Sat/Sun

6:00 am - 9:45 pm 6:00 am - 8:45 pm 8:00 am - 5:45 pm

Warm Pool Mon-Fri Sat Sun

7:30 am - 8:00 pm 11:00 am - 5:30 pm 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Pool Schedules

Please refer to pool schedules at for lap, open recreational swim, adults only swim and program times.

Pool Accessibility Lift

The MJCC Aquatic Center has two handicap accessibility lifts for those patrons who need assistance getting into and out of the pools. Our lap pool lift is self-operated and has a weight capacity of 300 pounds. Our warm water pool lift is operated by our staff and has a weight limit of 250 pounds.

Main Pool Classes Aquarobics

This no-to-low impact class is perfect for those looking to start a fitness routine or add variety to an existing one. The water provides buoyancy for support while you build a strong body. Great for rehabilitating after injuries. Main Pool M/Tu/W/Th/F

9:00-10:00 am

Aqua Power

These high energy routines let you burn the most calories while still enjoying a no-to-low impact workout. Get ready to heat it up in our cool pool! Main Pool Tu/Th Sat

7:30-8:30 am 9:00-10:00 am

Masters Swimming

Keep fit through swimming with two masters swimming options. Morning practices are coached sessions. Evening sessions are led by a member volunteer. Main Pool Adult Monthly

M/W/F 6:15-7:15 am AQMST $35 (G: $65)

9/4-11/8 Tu/Th 7:00-8:00 pm 11/13-12/27 Tu/Th 6:00-7:00 pm Ongoing Free (G: $15 drop-in)

Warm Water Pool Classes Arthritis Exercise

(In Association with the Arthritis Foundation) Warm water is the ideal environment for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness. Guided by a trained Arthritis Foundation instructor, you will gain flexibility, range of motion and strength while relieving pain. Also appropriate for persons without arthritis. Warm Water Pool M/Tu/W/Th/F

10:00-11:00 am


This meditative class combines deep breathing with progressive movements of the arms, legs and torso. Based on Tai-Chi, Ai-Chi helps improve balance and range of motion and promotes relaxation and cardiovascular health. Warm Water Pool Tu/Th

9:00-10:00 am

Fusion Exercise/Stretching

Use the warm water to stretch far beyond ordinary limits. Drawing on the latest physiological knowledge, focus on breathing deeply, stretching and relaxing. Warm Water Pool Mon/Wed

6:00-7:00 pm


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SWIM LESSON LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS Swim Assessment (ages 12 and under) The MJCC Aquatics department is dedicated to teaching children to swim and stay safe in our pools. We have an outstanding aquatic facility that allows kids to enjoy the water safely under the close supervision of certified lifeguards. We require a swim assessment from each child under the age of 13. The swim assessment consists of treading water for 30 seconds followed by swimming the length of the pool without floatation. Please contact our Aquatics Department for any questions regarding swim assessments. Parent/Child (6 mo. - 2 yrs.) Starfish Learn water entry, bubble blowing, kicking, floating and underwater exploration. Warm Water Pool

Preschool and Youth Angelfish: Intro to Water

Learn to enter and exit the water, submerge face, exhale underwater, explore floating and moving with support. Work on water acclimation and breath control. Prerequisites: None Warm Water Pool

Blowfish: Fundamental Water Skills


Learn to submerge entire head, float on front and back, glide on front and back, roll over, paddle on front and back and use combined arm and leg motions. Children will be progressing to independent floating, swimming and jumping. Prerequisites: Child is comfortable in the water, able to willingly submerge eyes, nose and mouth, can float with assistance, and move independently in shallow water or with floatation. Warm Water Pool


Crocodile: Stroke Development

Learn front & back crawl and elementary backstroke. Work on endurance and treading water. Practice swimming 25 yards. Prerequisites: Child can float on front and back and swim 15 ft. independently without floatation. Child is comfortable going under water and entering the deep end of the pool. Warm Water Pool and Main Pool

Dolphin: Stroke Improvement Improve front & back crawl, elementary backstroke and treading water. Learn the basics of breaststroke, sidestroke, butterfly, and standing dives. Prerequisites: Understands the basic concepts of front crawl & back crawl, is comfortable swimming 25 yards and comfortable in deep water, is able to perform a sitting and kneeling dive. Main Pool

Flying Fish: Stroke & Skill Proficiency

Refine strokes to increase ease, efficiency, power and smoothness. Learn the principles of fitness swimming such as drills, interval training, flip turns and basic lifeguard rescue techniques. Prerequisites: Able to swim front & back crawl, breast stroke and has a basic understanding of butterfly. Can dive from the side of the pool and is able to swim 100 yards. Main Pool Our swim lesson level names have changed. Please use this guide to help you determine what level is appropriate for your child. Angelfish = Level 1 Blowfish = Level 2 Crocodile = Level 3 Dolphin = Level 4 Eel = Level 5 Flying Fish = Level 6

Eel: Stroke Refinement

Refine and coordinate all the strokes. Learn racing and surface dives, open turns, shallow angle dives, breaststroke and butterfly. Prerequisites: Can perform front crawl & back crawl, has a basic understanding of breast stroke and dolphin kicking, can perform a standing dive, is comfortable swimming 50 yards. Main Pool

Note: swim diapers required for children not yet potty trained.

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Parent & Child Swim Classes: Ages 6mo-3yrs.

Parent/Child Swim Classes Level




Parent & Child Swim6Classes: Ages 6mo-3yrs. mo.-1 yr Sundays 9:30-10:00 am Parent & Child Swim Classes: Ages 6mo-3yrs. Starfish 2 1-2 yrs Sundays 10:00-10:30 am Starfish 1

Level Starfish 1 & 2 Starfish 1 Level Starfish 1 & 2 Starfish Starfish 2 1

Ages 6 mo.-2 yrs 6 mo.-1 yr Ages 6 mo.-2 yrs 1-2 yrs yr 6 mo.-1

* No class the week of Nov. 18-24, 2012 Starfish 6 mo.-2 Starfish 1 2&2 1-2 yrs yrs Starfish 1 & 2 6 mo.-2 Starfish 6 mo.-2 yrs yrs Level 1 & 2 Ages

Day Wednesdays Sundays Day Saturdays Sundays Sundays

Time 9:30-10:00 am 9:30-10:00 am Time 9:30-10:00 am 10:00-10:30 am 9:30-10:00 am






$78 (G: $105)

9/30-11/25* Dates 10/3-11/28* 9/30-11/25* Dates 10/6-12/1* 9/30-11/25* 9/30-11/25*

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Wednesdays Sundays Saturdays Wednesdays Day 6 mo.-2 yrs Saturdays 3-6 yrs Sundays

9:30-10:00 am 10:00-10:30 am 9:30-10:00 9:30-10:00 am am Time 9:30-10:00 am 10:30-11:00 am

10/3-11/28* 9/30-11/25* 10/6-12/1* 10/3-11/28* Dates 10/6-12/1* 9/30-12/9*

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Angelfish & Blowfish Level Angelfish & Blowfish Angelfish & Blowfish Level Crocodile Angelfish Angelfish & & Blowfish Blowfish Angelfish & Blowfish Angelfish & Blowfish Angelfish & Angelfish & Blowfish Blowfish Crocodile & Blowfish Angelfish Angelfish & Blowfish Angelfish & Blowfish Crocodile Crocodile Angelfish & Blowfish Angelfish Angelfish & & Blowfish Blowfish Angelfish Angelfish & & Blowfish Blowfish Crocodile Crocodile Angelfish & Blowfish Angelfish & Blowfish Crocodile Level Crocodile Angelfish & Blowfish

3-6 yrs Ages 3-6 yrs 3-6 yrs Ages 3-6 yrs 3-6 3-6 yrs yrs 3-6 yrs 3-6 yrs 3-6 3-6 yrs yrs 3-6 yrs yrs 3-6 3-6 yrs 3-6 3-6 yrs yrs 3-6 yrs 3-6 yrs 3-6 3-6 yrs yrs 3-6 3-6 yrs yrs 3-6 yrs 3-6 3-6 yrs yrs

Sundays Day Sundays Sundays Day Sundays Sundays Sundays Wednesdays Sundays Sundays Fridays Sundays Sundays Fridays Wednesdays Sundays Fridays Fridays Wednesdays Saturdays Fridays Fridays Saturdays Fridays Fridays

11:00-11:30 am Time 11:30-12:00 pm 10:30-11:00 am Time 11:00-11:30 am 11:00-11:30 am 10:30-11:00 3:45-4:15 pmam 11:30-12:00 pm 11:00-11:30 3:00-3:30 pmam 11:00-11:30 pm am 11:30-12:00 3:30-4:00 pm 3:45-4:15 pm 11:00-11:30 3:30-4:00 pmam 3:00-3:30 pm 3:45-4:15 pm 9:00-9:30 am 3:30-4:00 pm 3:00-3:30 9:00-9:30 pm am 3:30-4:00 3:30-4:00 pm pm

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Crocodile Crocodile

3-6 3-6 yrs yrs

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3:45-4:15 pm pm 4:45-5:15 4:15-4:45 3:45-4:15 pm pm

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3-6 yrs

Tu & Th

Preschool Swim Classes Starfish & Blowfish 2 Angelfish1 &

One time per week - Session I

3-6 yrs yrs 3-6 Ages 3-6 yrs 3-6 yrs Crocodile Angelfish & Blowfish 3-6 yrs Leveltimes per week - Session Ages Two Angelfish & Blowfish 3-6I yrs Angelfish & Blowfish 3-6 yrs Level Ages Crocodile 3-6 yrs Angelfish & Blowfish 3-6 yrs Angelfish & Blowfish 3-6 Angelfish & Blowfish 3-6 yrs yrs Angelfish & & Blowfish 3-6 yrs yrs Angelfish 3-6 Angelfish & Blowfish Blowfish 3-6 yrs Crocodile 3-6 Angelfish 3-6 yrs yrs Angelfish & & Blowfish Blowfish 3-6 yrs Angelfish & Blowfish 3-6 yrs Crocodile 3-6 Crocodile 3-6 yrs yrs Angelfish & Blowfish 3-6 Angelfish 3-6 yrs yrs Crocodile & Blowfish 3-6 yrs Angelfish 3-6 Angelfish & & Blowfish Blowfish 3-6 yrs yrs Crocodile & Blowfish 3-6 yrs yrs Angelfish 3-6

Saturdays Fridays Day Saturdays Saturdays Mon & Wed Saturdays Mon & Wed Day Mon & Wed Mon Wed Day & Mon & Wed Mon & Wed Mon Tu & & ThWed Mon & & Wed Mon Tu & ThWed Mon & Wed Mon Tu && ThWed Tu & Th Mon & Tu & ThWed Tu Tu & & Th Th Tu & Th Tu Tu & & Th Th

9:00-9:30 pm am 3:30-4:00 Time 9:00-9:30 am 9:00-9:30 pm am 3:45-4:15 9:00-9:30 pm am 4:15-4:45 Time 4:45-5:15 pm 3:45-4:15 pm Time 3:45-4:15 pm 4:15-4:45 pm 3:45-4:15 3:45-4:15 pm pm 4:45-5:15 pm pm 4:15-4:45 4:15-4:45 pm 3:45-4:15 pm 4:45-5:15 4:45-5:15 pm pm 3:45-4:15 pm 3:45-4:15 pm 3:45-4:15 pm 4:15-4:45 3:45-4:15 pm pm 4:15-4:45 pm 4:45-5:15 4:15-4:45 pm pm

4:15-4:45 pm

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$105 (G: $142)

* No class the week of Nov. 18-24, 2012

Join us in the Warm Water Pool with pool toys, music and good times! This party is the ideal Sunday activity for you and your little ones! *Parents must accompany children in the water.

Ages 6 yrs & under Sunday, Oct. 28, 3:00-5:30 pm Free (G: $15 per family)

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Itty Bitty Pool Party


Aquatics Preschool Swim Classes Two times per week - Session II Level







Angelfish & Blowfish

3-6 yrs

Mon & Wed

3:45-4:15 pm



$105 (G: $142)

Angelfish & Blowfish

3-6 yrs

Mon & Wed

4:15-4:45 pm



$105 (G: $142)

Angelfish & Blowfish Level Crocodile Level Angelfish & Blowfish Angelfish Angelfish & & Blowfish Blowfish Level

3-6 yrs Ages 3-6 yrs Ages 3-6 yrs 3-6 yrs 3-6 yrs Ages

Mon Day & Wed Mon Day & Mon & Wed Wed Tu & ThWed Mon Day &

4:45-5:15 pm Time 3:45-4:15 pm Time 3:45-4:15 pm 3:45-4:15 pm 3:45-4:15 pm Time 4:15-4:45

11/5-12/12* Dates 11/5-12/12* Dates 11/5-12/12* 11/6-12/13* 11/5-12/12* Dates

AQ125 Code AQ126 Code AQ123 AQ127 AQ123 Code AQ124

$105 Cost (G: $142) $105 Cost (G: $105 (G: $142) $142) $105 (G: $142) $142) $105 Cost (G:

Crocodile & Blowfish Crocodile Angelfish Crocodile Crocodile Angelfish & Blowfish

3-6 yrs yrs 3-6 3-6 3-6 yrs yrs

Tu Th Mon Tu & && ThWed Tu & Th ThWed Mon Tu & &

3:45-4:15 pm pm 3:45-4:15 4:45-5:15 4:15-4:45 pm 3:45-4:15 4:15-4:45 pm

11/6-12/13* 11/5-12/12* 11/6-12/13* 11/6-12/13* 11/5-12/12* 11/6-12/13*

AQ130 AQ126 AQ125 AQ127 AQ131 AQ127 AQ126 AQ128

$105 (G: (G: $142) $142) $105 $105 (G: $142) $105 (G: $142)

Angelfish & & Blowfish Blowfish Angelfish Angelfish & Angelfish Blowfish Crocodile & Blowfish

3-6 yrs yrs 3-6 3-6 3-6 yrs yrs

Blowfish yrs *Angelfish No class&the week of Nov. 18-24,3-6 2012 Angelfish & Blowfish 3-6 yrs Crocodile Level Ages Angelfish & Blowfish 3-6 yrs Crocodile Youth Swim Classes Angelfish 6-11 yrs Crocodile & Blowfish 3-6 yrs Crocodile Dolphin One time&per week Crocodile Eel & Flying Fish Level Crocodile & Blowfish Dolphin Level Angelfish & Crocodile & Dolphin Angelfish Level Crocodile & & Blowfish Dolphin Crocodile & Blowfish Dolphin Crocodile & Dolphin Angelfish & Eel & Flying Fish Angelfish & Eel & Flying Fish Crocodile & Blowfish Dolphin Eel & Flying Fish Crocodile & Dolphin Level Crocodile & Dolphin Angelfish Crocodile & Blowfish Dolphin Angelfish & & Blowfish Crocodile & & Blowfish Dolphin Angelfish Crocodile & Dolphin

6-11 yrs 3-6 yrs 6-11 Agesyrs 6-11 Agesyrs 6-11 yrs 6-11 Agesyrs 6-11 yrs 6-11 yrs yrs 6-11 6-11 6-11 yrs yrs 6-11 yrs Agesyrs 6-11 6-11 6-11 yrs yrs 6-11 yrs yrs 6-11

Two times per week - Session6-11 I yrs Crocodile & Blowfish Dolphin Angelfish & 6-11 Level Agesyrs Level Angelfish & Blowfish Level Angelfish Level Crocodile & & Blowfish Dolphin Angelfish Crocodile & & Blowfish Dolphin Angelfish & Blowfish Crocodile & & Dolphin Dolphin Crocodile

Agesyrs 6-11 Ages 6-11 Agesyrs 6-11 6-11 yrs yrs

6-11 yrs 6-11 yrs Crocodile & Dolphin 6-11 Crocodile & Dolphin 6-11 yrs Level Agesyrs Two times per week Session II yrs Level Ages Angelfish & Blowfish 6-11 Angelfish 6-11 Level Agesyrs Crocodile & & Blowfish Dolphin

Tu & & ThWed Mon Tu & ThWed Mon &

Tu & Th Tu & Th Days Tu & Th

Sundays Tu & Th Sundays Tu & Th

Sundays Days Fridays Days Sundays Fridays Sundays Days

Saturdays Sundays Saturdays Sundays Fridays

4:15-4:45 pm pm 4:15-4:45 3:45-4:15 4:45-5:15 4:45-5:15 pm 4:45-5:15 4:15-4:45 3:45-4:15 pm

4:15-4:45 3:45-4:15 4:45-5:15 pm 4:45-5:15 4:15-4:45 3:45-4:15 pm Times 3:45-4:15 4:45-5:15 pm 4:15-4:45

11:30-12:10 4:15-4:45 pmpm 3:45-4:15 10:00-10:40 4:15-4:45 pmam

10:45-11:25 am Times 3:00-3:40 pmpm Times 11:30-12:10

3:45-4:25 pmpm 11:30-12:10 Times 10:00-10:40 am 10:00-10:40 10:00-10:40 am 11:30-12:10 pm 10:45-11:25 am

11/6-12/13* 11/5-12/12* 11/6-12/13* 11/5-12/12*

AQ128 AQ124 AQ123 AQ125 AQ129 AQ125 AQ124 AQ126

11/6-12/13* 11/6-12/13* Dates 11/6-12/13*

AQ128 AQ127 AQ129 AQ129 AQ128 AQ130 Code AQ130 AQ129 AQ131

9/30-11/25* 11/6-12/13* 9/30-11/25* 11/6-12/13*

AQ132 AQ131 AQ130 AQ133 AQ131

9/30-11/25* Dates 10/5-11/30* Dates 9/30-11/25* 10/5-11/30* 9/30-11/25* Dates

AQ134 Code AQ135 Code AQ132 AQ136 AQ132 Code AQ133

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$105 (G: $142) $105 (G: $142) Cost (G: $142) $105

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10/6-12/1* 9/30-11/25* 10/6-12/1* 9/30-11/25* 10/5-11/30*

AQ137 AQ133 AQ132 AQ134 AQ138 AQ134 AQ133 AQ135

10/5-11/30* 9/30-11/25* Dates 10/5-11/30* 10/6-12/1*

AQ135 AQ134 AQ136 Code AQ136 AQ135 AQ137

$105 $105 (G: (G: $142) $142) $105 (G: $142) Cost (G: $142) $105

Times 4:30-5:10 pm Times 4:30-5:10 pm Times 3:45-4:25

AQ141 AQ138 Code Code AQ139 Code AQ139 Code AQ140

$105 (G: $142) $142) $105 Cost (G: Cost (G: $142) $105 Cost $105 Cost (G: $142)

Tu & Tu & Th Th Days

4:30-5:10 3:45-4:25 pm 4:30-5:10 pm 3:45-4:25 pm pm 3:45-4:25 3:45-4:25 pm 3:45-4:25 pm Times

10/2-10/25 10/6-12/1* Dates Dates 10/1-10/24 Dates 10/1-10/24 Dates

Days& Wed Mon Mon Days& Wed

Times 4:30-5:10 pm 4:30-5:10 pm Times 3:45-4:25

Dates 10/29-11/28* 10/29-11/28* Dates

Code AQ142 AQ142 Code AQ143

Cost (G: $142) $105 $105 Cost (G: $142)

Fridays Sundays Days Fridays Saturdays

Mon & Wed Saturdays Fridays Mon & Wed Saturdays Tu & Th Saturdays Days Days& Wed Mon Days Mon Days& Wed Mon Mon & Wed Tu & & ThWed Mon & Wed Tu && ThWed Mon

11:00-11:40 10:45-11:25 am 10:00-10:40 3:00-3:40 pmam 3:00-3:40 10:45-11:25 3:45-4:25 pmam Times 3:45-4:25 3:00-3:40 pmam 10:00-10:40 4:30-5:10 10:00-10:40 3:45-4:25 pm pmam 11:00-11:40 3:45-4:25 pmam 11:00-11:40 10:00-10:40 3:45-4:25 pmam 11:00-11:40 Times

10/1-10/24 10/5-11/30* 10/6-12/1* 10/1-10/24 10/6-12/1*

AQ139 AQ137 AQ136 AQ138 AQ140 AQ138 AQ137

10/29-11/28* 10/1-10/24 10/2-10/25 10/29-11/28* 10/2-10/25 10/1-10/24 10/30-11/29* 10/2-10/25 Dates

AQ142 AQ140 AQ139 AQ141 AQ143 AQ141 AQ140 AQ144 AQ141 Code

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Crocodile & & Blowfish Dolphin Angelfish Crocodile & Dolphin

6-11 yrs 6-11 yrs

Mon Tu & & ThWed Tu & & ThWed Mon

3:45-4:25 pm 4:30-5:10 3:45-4:25 pm

10/29-11/28* 10/30-11/29* 10/30-11/29* 10/29-11/28*

AQ143 AQ142 AQ144 AQ144 AQ143

$105 (G: $142) $105 (G: $142)

Crocodile & Dolphin

6-11 yrs

Tu & Th

3:45-4:25 pm



$105 (G: $142)


* No class the week of Nov. 18-24, 2012


Youth Underwater Hockey

Hockey on the bottom of the pool is great for kids who love being underwater. Space limited to 12. Prerequisites: Must take the MJCC’s swim assessment and comfortably swim at the bottom of the shallow end of the Main Pool. Ages 6-12 Sun 12:00-1:00 pm 9/30-11/18 AQWH1 $40 (G: $55)

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(Ages 7 & Older)

The Stingrays Swim Team is a great place for young swimmers to develop their technique, learn the basics of competitive swimming, compete with local teams and make great memories. Our coaches work with each swimmer to improve form and endurance all while having a great time in the pool. As part of USA Swimming the team participates in meets throughout the greater Portland area. Join anytime!

Prices per month: Oct. 15 - May 24 Silver Gold (Intermediate) (Advanced) M-F M-F 5:30-6:30 pm 5:00-6:30 pm $70 (G: $105) $90 (G: $125) Register at the guest services desk. Bronze (Beginner) M/W/F 4:45-5:30 pm $50 (G: $75)

Member Business

1332 NE Broadway Portland, OR 97232 Phone: 503-282-1214




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Check out our Gabriel Park location From MJCC, just head down Vermont St. to Vermont & 45th Ave.

Who knew? Elmer’s…. • Sews Custom Flags right in our store • Creates Custom Vinyl Banners for your business or event • Makes beautiful Metal House Plaques • Carries all manner of wind toys like boomerangs & flying monkeys • Is the Only full-line Kite Store in Portland • Sells Weathervanes and Cupolas • Has over 100 different House and Garden Banner designs in stock Bring this coupon in for 10% off your entire purchase of stock items -and- 20% off kites!

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Seven Portland


Aquatics PRIVATE LESSONS, TRAINING AND THERAPY Private & Semi-Private Lessons

Focus on improving skills and fitness in the water. Private lessons are one instructor to one student and semiprivate lessons are one instructor to two students. Private: 5 x ½ hr. $180 (G: $255) Semi: 5 x ½ hr. $125 (G: $188) price is per person Private and semi-private lessons may be scheduled in either pool.

Aquatic Personal Training

Personal training moves into the pool with our unique offering of in-water personal training. Trainers John Roshell and Dawn Yezek will work with you to build flexibility and strength or overcome training injuries. Aquatic personal training is great cross training for runners, cyclists and other athletes. 1 x ½ hr. 1 x 1 hr.

$35 (G: $50) $56 (G: $71)

Aquatic Therapy

Private aquatic therapy offered by Doug Kinnaird (LMT#2958) is perfect for anyone with injuries, chronic pain, limited mobility or other conditions. Call to schedule a private session and find out for yourself the healing powers of the water. Doug Kinnaird: 503.646.9754 1 x ½ hr. $35 (G: $50)

Bring your 6-12 year old kids to Swim to the Zone while you workout. See page 30 for days and times.


Member Business


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Aquatics End of Summer Splashtacular!

Enjoy music, food and tons of sunshine. Open to the community. Everybody welcome! All ages Sunday, Sept. 9 2:00 - 4:00 pm Free (G: $10 per family)

Everybody Welcome

Thank You Stingrays Swim Team for swimming your way to our new float at the Aquathon. The float will be arriving this fall! Member Business

Great printable coupons @ $200 monthly giveaway gift certificate for liking us on “Facebook” 4545 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy., Portland, OR 97221 503-292-4904


Specializing in all Domestic and Asian import vehicles


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SPORTS Open Play Schedule Free (G: $15)

Fall 2012

The open play schedule sets aside times so that members can enjoy MJCC facilities on a regular basis.







Basketball-All Ages

7-9 pm

3-5 pm & 7-9 pm

3:30-5:30 pm

11 am-1 pm


12:15-2:15 pm

12:15-2:15 pm

12:15-2:15 pm

8-11 am


8:30-9:30 am

Gym Hockey-Adults

7-9 pm

5-6 pm

2-4 pm

Soccer-All Ages

2-3 pm

2-3 pm

Volleyball-All Ages

7-8 pm

7-8 pm

Our gymnasium will More times may be available. Check with the guest services desk. No open play 9/17 and 9/26. Open Basketball is on one court. Volleyball is in the Sportsplex. be closed for Youth under 9 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult maintenance Sept. 17-21.

Gym Hockey is played in the gym using plastic sticks, a felt puck and sneakers. Friendly pick-up games offered twice a week and open to adults of all ages. Gym hockey has all the passing and team work of hockey but without the danger. There is no contact (no checking) and the sticks and pucks won’t hurt you. It’s a great workout. Join the game any Monday or Wednesday, 7 - 9 pm.

6351 SW Capitol Hwy, in Hillsdale (next to Wells Fargo ATM)


~ Wine tasting & live music, along gourmet small bites & appetizers


~ Buy with confidence -- smart & down-to-earth wine buying help


7-9 pm

Rock Climbing-All Ages




We have 3 racquetball courts and a supply of racquets and balls for you to borrow. Playing racquetball is easy and complimentary for members! Must wear protective eye gear.

Indoor Playground see page 30

MASSAGE Help your body recover. Schedule a massage today!

Member Special:

3 x 1 hr. massages for $180!

Call 503.244.0111.

Options: 1. Join us for challenge play at the times listed below. 2. Reserve a court through our guest services desk by calling 503.244.0111. 3. Drop-in and play! (based on court availability) Challenge Times Mon/Wed 4 - 7 pm Singles Tu/Th 4 - 8 pm Doubles Fri 4 - 6 pm Doubles Sun 9 am - 12 pm Doubles Reservations not available at these times.

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School’s out Camps! For ages 3-11

Turkey Time Off Camp

Winter Break Camp

Mon - Wed, Nov. 19-21 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mon - Fri, Dec. 17-21 Wed - Fri, Dec. 26-28 Wed - Fri, Jan. 2-4 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Need something for your kids to do before turkey day? Keep your kids busy at the MJCC with sports, gymnastics, arts & crafts, games and much more!

School’s out and you want to keep your kids active? Between different sports, crafts, gymnastics, and swimming, there is something for everyone at the MJCC! Snacks and lunch are not included but can be arranged through the Cafe at the J, 503.535.3630.

Daily Costs

Pre-Care: $3, 8:00-9:00 am Half Day: 9 am-1 pm, $18 (G: $22)

After-Care: $3, 4:00-5:30 pm Full Day: $32 (G: $44)

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INDOOR SOCCER Adult Co-ed Soccer League

Youth Soccer Leagues

For more information or to register, visit:

U7/8 (co-ed teams) U9/10 (boys & girls divisions) U9/10 (boys & girls divisions) U11/12 (boys & girls divisions) U13/14 (boys & girls divisions)

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Make a team and join our adult soccer co-ed league. Play recreational games in our climate controlled indoor soccer facility. If you are a lifetime soccer player or new to the game, the MJCC soccer community has a place for you!

Gather your friends and join the MJCC youth soccer leagues. Games begin the weekend of Nov. 17 and run through January. Leagues are open to all ability levels and teams are grouped in the following way:

Visit to find our youth page for more information.

High School Co-ed Soccer League

Create memories with your friends on the field through the MJCC high school soccer leagues. This non-competitive, co-ed division is open to all ability levels and ends with a round-robin tournament.

New Year’s Tournament!

For more information, please visit:

Put a team together and play! No previous experience necessary! 3 game minimum; 25 min. games $125 (includes referee fees) Check for details For more information contact Katie Brown, Leagues Coordinator at 503.535.3534 Member Business

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Movin’ n Groovin’


Bring your little one in for dancing, tumbling and jumping fun. Adult participation is required. Sportsplex

Learn the basics of ballet in this co-ed class, including form, line, posture and the positions. Dance Studio



Creative Ballet*

Learn the basics of ballet, grace and balance, while playing with scarves ribbons & instruments. Dance Studio

Gymnastics - Tiny Mites

Improve motor movements and learn gymnastics vocabulary, swinging, rolling, balancing skills and basic body positions. Sportsplex

Soccer Fun

Learn the fundamentals of good sportsmanship through sharing, passing and being aware of other players. Sportsplex

Sports Mix

Learn a variety of sports, including: soccer, t-ball, basketball and more in this co-ed 8-week class. Sportsplex

Yoga for Kids

Enjoy yoga taught in a playful manner. Blend asanas, music, breath work and magical meditations into a thematic and replenishing yoga class. Parents must stay present in studio. Studio I


Creating Healthy Families


Join this interactive three week series combining exercise with nutritional guidance. For families with children ages 5+. See page 15 for more info.

Learn and improve basketball skills: dribbling, catching, shooting, vocabulary and passing. Gym

MJCC Chess Club with Chess Odyssey

Enhance your skill and love of chess with our regional champion & 3rd in state chess team. All levels. Room 205

Football Skills

Learn passing, catching and positioning. Focus on technique and team building in this non-contact class. Sportsplex

Gymnastics - Beginning Tumbling

Learn forward rolls, cartwheels and handstands. Practice leaps and jumps as well as trampoline skills. Sportsplex

Junior Climbers

Build confidence and motor skills and learn the basics of rock wall climbing in a safe and structured environment. Gym/Court B (rock wall)

Poekoelan Tjimindie Tulen with Tulen Center

This Indonesian martial arts beginning class teaches quick responses to over 50 attacks (head locks, choke holds and more). Learn how to fall and roll safely and use your voice for protection. Sportsplex


Work on shooting, running, passing, goalie work and defensive positioning. Sportsplex

* Classes with a red asterisk have a performance Monday, Nov. 12 at 5:45 pm

Sports Mix

Learn a variety of sports in this co-ed class, including: soccer, football, ultimate frisbee and more. Sportsplex

Tae Kwon Do




Our certified instructor will teach students to honor the Tae Kwon Do creed of courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit while learning different hand and foot movements, rolls, responses to attacks and selfdefense techniques. Sportsplex

Belly Dancing

Learn coordination, muscle control, and improve body image. Focus on the fundamentals of belly dancing, have fun, make friends and exercise your whole body while you learn a new skill! Studio I

MJCC Chess Club with Chess Odyssey

Beginners learn basic game rules and opening tactic moves. Intermediate and advanced players learn sophisticated combinations and strategies. Room 205

Rock City

Learn rock climbing skills including movement, rope handling, belaying and climbing safety. All skill levels welcome. Gym/Court B (rock wall)

Soccer Skills

Advance basic abilities through focused skill development and tactical drills. All classes end with a noncompetitive scrimmage. Sportsplex

Junior Fitness Orientation

Learn how to safely and effectively use the fitness floor equipment. Ages 13-17. Call 503.244.0111 or email to make an appointment.

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Parent/Child Classes Class


Movin' n Groovin' Class Class Movin' Class n Groovin' Preschool Classes Class Mix Sports Movin' n Groovin' Class Movin' n Groovin' Creative Ballet Sports Class Mix Gymnastics Class Creative Ballet Sports Mix Tiny Mites Sports Mix Soccer Gymnastics CreativeFun Ballet Creative Ballet Tiny Mites Gymnastics Gymnastics Tiny Mites Soccer Fun Gymnastics Tiny Mites Tiny Mites Yoga for Kids Gymnastics Soccer Fun Tiny Mites Soccer Fun Gymnastics Class Yoga for Kids Gymnastics Tiny Mites Tiny Mites Sports Mix Yoga for Kids Class Yoga for Kids Poekoelan

Youth Classes


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12:45-1:30 pm Time Time 12:45-1:30 pm Time Time 11:45 am-12:30 pm 12:45-1:30 pm Time 12:45-1:30 pm 2:45-3:30 pm 11:45 Time am-12:30 pm Time 2:45-3:30 pm 2:45-3:30 pm 11:45 am-12:30 pm 11:45 am-12:30 pm 2:45-3:30 2:45-3:30 pm pm 2:45-3:30 2:45-3:30 pm pm 2:45-3:30 pm 2:45-3:30 pm pm 2:45-3:30 2:45-3:30 pm 3:45-4:15 pm 2:45-3:30 pm pm 2:45-3:30 2:45-3:30 pm Time 2:45-3:30 pm pm 3:45-4:15 2:45-3:30 pm 10:45-11:30 am 3:45-4:15 pm Time 3:45-4:15 pm pm 3:45-4:30

9/30-11/11 Date Date 9/30-11/11 Date Date 9/30-11/11 9/30-11/11 Date 9/30-11/11 10/1-11/12 9/30-11/11 Date Date 10/2-11/13 10/1-11/12 9/30-11/11 9/30-11/11 10/3-11/14 10/1-11/12 10/2-11/13 10/1-11/12 10/4-11/15 10/2-11/13 10/3-11/14 10/2-11/13 10/16-11/20 10/3-11/14 10/4-11/15 10/3-11/14 Date 10/4-11/15 10/16-11/20 10/4-11/15 9/30-11/11 10/16-11/20 Date 10/16-11/20 10/1-11/12

SP101 Code Code SP101 Code Code SP102 SP101 Code SP101 SP103 SP102 Code Code SP104 SP103 SP102 SP102 SP105 SP103 SP104 SP103 SP106 SP104 SP105 SP104 FIT105 SP105 SP106 SP105 Code SP106 FIT105 SP106 SP107 FIT105 Code FIT105 SP108 SP107 Code SP109 Code SP108 SP107 SP107 SP110 SP108 SP109 SP108 SP111 SP110 SP109 SP109 SP112 SP111 SP110 SP110 SP113 SP111 SP112 SP111 SP114 SP112 SP113 SP115 SP112 SP114 SP113 SP116 SP113 SP115 SP114 SP114 SP117 SP115 SP116 SP115 SP116 SP117 SP116

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Sports Class Mix Ballet Class Poekoelan Sports Mix SportsClub Mix Chess Poekoelan Ballet Poekoelan Basketball Chess Ballet Club Ballet Gymnastics Basketball Chess ClubTumbling Beginning Chess Club Junior Climbers Gymnastics Basketball Basketball Beginning Tumbling Soccer Gymnastics Junior Climbers Gymnastics Tae Kwon Do Beginning Tumbling Beginning Tumbling Soccer Gymnastics Junior Climbers Junior Climbers Beginning Tumbling Tae Kwon Do Soccer Soccer Skills Football Gymnastics Tae Kwon Do Beginning Tumbling Tae Kwon Do Gymnastics Gymnastics Football Skills Beginning Tumbling Beginning Tumbling Football Skills Football Skills Class

6-9 yrs Ageyrs 6-9 Age 6-9 6-9 yrs yrs 6-9 yrs yrs 6-9 6-9 yrs yrs 6-9 6-9 yrs yrs 6-9 6-9 6-9 yrs yrs 6-9 yrs 6-9 6-9 yrs 6-9 yrs yrs 6-9 yrs 6-9 6-9 yrs yrs 6-9 6-9 yrs yrs 6-9 yrs 6-9 yrs yrs 6-9 yrs 6-9 6-9 yrs 6-9 yrs 6-9 yrs yrs 6-9 6-9 yrs 6-9 yrs 6-9 yrs 6-9 yrs yrs 6-9 6-9 yrs yrs 6-9 6-9 yrs 6-9 yrs 6-9 yrs 6-9 yrs

Sun Day Mon Day Mon Sun Sun Mon Mon Mon Mon Tues Mon Mon Mon Tues Tues Mon Mon Wed Tues Tues Tues Wed Tues Wed Wed Tues Wed Wed Thurs Wed Wed Wed Wed Thurs Wed Thurs Wed Thurs Thurs Thurs

6-9 yrs 6-9 yrs Age

Thurs Thurs Day

3:45-4:30 pm 3:45-4:30 pm Time

10/4-11/15 10/4-11/15 Date

SP117 SP117 Code

$56 (G: $70) $56 (G: $70) Cost

Chess Club

10-14 yrs


Soccer Skills Chess Club Rock ClassCity Class Soccer Skills Belly ChessDancing* Club Chess Club Rock City Soccer Skills Soccer Skills Belly Dancing* Rock City Rock City Belly Dancing* Belly Dancing*

10-13 yrs 10-14 yrs 10-14 Age yrs Age 10-13 yrs 9-13 10-14yrs yrs 10-14 yrs 10-14 yrs 10-13 yrs 10-13yrs yrs 9-13 10-14 yrs 10-14 yrs 9-13 yrs 9-13 yrs

Wed Mon Wed Day Day Wed Thurs Mon Mon Wed Wed Wed Thurs Wed Wed Thurs Thurs

3:50-5:00 pm Time 4:45-5:45 pm 3:50-5:00 pm 4:50-5:50 pm Time Time 4:45-5:45 pm 3:45-4:15 3:50-5:00 pm pm 3:50-5:00 pm 4:50-5:50 pm 4:45-5:45 pm 4:45-5:45 pm pm 3:45-4:15 4:50-5:50 pm 4:50-5:50 pm 3:45-4:15 pm 3:45-4:15 pm

10/1-11/12 Date 10/3-11/14

SP118 Code SP119

10/1-11/12 10/3-11/14 Date Date 10/3-11/14 10/4-11/29 10/1-11/12 10/1-11/12 10/3-11/14 10/3-11/14 10/3-11/14 10/4-11/29 10/3-11/14 10/3-11/14 10/4-11/29 10/4-11/29

SP118 SP120 Code Code SP119 FIT103 SP118 SP118 SP120 SP119 SP119 FIT103 SP120 SP120 FIT103 FIT103

$124 (G: $140) Room 205 Cost(G: $80) Location $65 Sportsplex $124 (G:$80) $140) Room 205 $65 Gym Cost(G: Location Cost Location $65 (G: $80) Sportsplex $80 I $124(G: (G:$91) $140) Studio Room 205 $124 (G: $140) Room 205 $65 (G: $80) Gym $65 (G: $80) Sportsplex $65 (G: (G: $91) $80) Sportsplex $80 Studio $65 (G: $80) Gym I $65 (G: $80) Gym $80 (G: $91) Studio I $80 (G: $91) Studio I

Youth/Teen ClassesAge (ages 9-14Day yrs.) Class

9/30-11/11 Date 10/1-11/12 Date 10/1-11/12 9/30-11/11 9/30-11/11 10/1-11/12 10/1-11/12 10/1-11/12 10/1-11/12 10/2-11/13 10/1-11/12 10/1-11/12 10/1-11/12 10/2-11/13 10/2-11/13 10/1-11/12 10/1-11/12 10/3-11/14 10/2-11/13 10/2-11/13 10/2-11/13 10/3-11/14 10/2-11/13 10/3-11/14 10/3-11/14 10/2-11/13 10/3-11/14 10/3-11/14 10/4-11/15 10/3-11/14 10/3-11/14 10/3-11/14 10/3-11/14 10/4-11/15 10/3-11/14 10/4-11/15 10/3-11/14 10/4-11/15 10/4-11/15 10/4-11/15

Sportsplex Dance Location Location Studio Sportsplex Sportsplex Sportsplex Room 205 Dance Sportsplex Studio Sportsplex Gym Dance205 Room Dance Studio Studio Sportsplex Gym Room 205 Room 205 Gym Gym Sportsplex Gym Sportsplex Sportsplex Gym Sportsplex Sportsplex Sportsplex Gym Sportsplex Gym Sportsplex Sportsplex Sportsplex Sportsplex Sportsplex Sportsplex Sportsplex Sportsplex Sportsplex Sportsplex

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* No class Nov. 22

10:45-11:30 am Time 3:45-4:30 pm Time 3:45-4:30 pmam 10:45-11:30 10:45-11:30 3:50-5:00 pmam 3:45-4:30 pm pm 3:45-4:30 3:45-4:30 pm pm 3:45-4:30 3:50-5:00 3:45-4:30 pm pm 3:45-4:30 pm 3:45-4:30 3:45-4:30 pm 3:50-5:00 pm pm 3:50-5:00 pm 3:45-4:30 3:45-4:30 pm pm 3:45-4:30 3:45-4:30 pm pm 3:45-4:30 pm 3:45-4:30 pm pm 3:45-4:30 pm 3:45-4:30 3:45-4:30 pm 3:45-4:30 pm 3:45-4:30 pm pm 3:45-4:30 3:45-4:30 pm 3:45-4:30 pm 3:45-4:30 pm 3:45-4:30 pm pm 3:45-4:30 3:45-4:30 pm pm 3:45-4:30 3:45-4:30 pm 3:45-4:30 pm 3:45-4:30 pm 3:45-4:30 pm



MJCC Indoor Playground Play in our climate-controlled sportsplex! Indoor Playground offers babies, toddlers and preschoolers a wonderful indoor play opportunity and a chance for adults to meet and mingle.

Adult must remain in the building while child is in any of our childcare programs. Child may stay for a maximum of 2 hours per session. Feel free to provide a peanut/nut-free snack for your child.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

Free (G: $3) For more info contact Matt Sasser: 503.244.0111

Cost: $3 (G: $15). Pre-registration not required. Upgrade your membership to Family Plus for unlimited childcare use. Contact Guest Services.

Special Indoor Playground

Drop-in Childcare (6 mo. - 5 yrs.)

Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 26 10:15 am - 12:15 pm Snacks, drinks and storytelling provided. Co-hosted by Chai Baby & PJ Library

Drop your child off while you work out or relax at the MJCC. Your child will enjoy playing games, reading books, coloring and more.

Swim to the Zone (6-12 yrs.)

Jump in the pool for games and free swim then climb out and explore everything the J has to offer including soccer, basketball, racquetball, board games and more!

Age Group



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Indoor Playground


Drop-in Childcare (6 mo. - 5 yrs.)

8:30-11:15 am

8:15-11:15 am

8:30-11:15 am

8:15-11:15 am

5:15-7:00 pm

5:15-7:00 pm

5:15-7:00 pm

5:15-7:00 pm

5:15-7:45 pm

5:15-7:45 pm

5:15-7:45 pm

5:15-7:45 pm

Swim to the Zone (6-12 yrs.)


No Childcare: Sept. 3, 17, 26, Nov. 22, 23. !






10:15am-12:15pm 8:30-11:15 am

9:15-11:45 am 9:15-11:45 am

Sept. 25: no evening childcare or swim to the zone.

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Adult Fitness & Cardio Center Amenities • Precor® and Matrix® cardiovascular exercise equipment • 19 Studio cycling bicycles • 2 Group exercise studios • Private Pilates studio with 2 Stott® Reformers • 12 personal viewing televisions • 4 LCD Cardio Theater televisions

Locker Rooms

• Equipped with sauna, steam room, whirlpool & digilock lockers • Free towel service • Long-term half-locker rentals available for members ($9/mo.) See guest services for details.

Inpower is designed for patients fighting the side effects of cancer treatment. Reduce side effects, improve quality of life and help overall recovery by maintaining or increasing physical fitness through a customized plan. Good for people from the time of diagnosis on through survivorship. M/W: 4:00-5:00 pm and Tu/Th: 2:00-3:00 pm at the MJCC

Call Laura Rosencrantz at 503.915.0035

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Partner Yoga Workshop

Come to this “all levels” yoga partner class. You will learn active partner poses and deep partner stretches and will work on communication, teamwork, and play. The class will end with a relaxing guided Thai yoga massage. Instructor: Rachel P. Sun 11/4


12:45-2:45 pm $30 (G: $45)

Yoga Relaxation Workshop

Using restorative yoga poses, breathing techniques and guided meditation, this class will help you find a sense of peace and calm. Offering your body and mind tools for relaxation will give you more opportunities to find it within your everyday life. Instructor: Rachel P. Sun FIT109 10/21

1:00-2:30 pm $25 (G: $40)

Advanced Yoga Techniques

adult fitness

Stay an extra 30 minutes after class to delve into more complicated poses. Some poses include: Triangle into Half Moon, Crow and Side Crow, Binds into Birds of Paradise, Headstand/forearm stand and Handstands/standing splits. Personal attention and adjustments. Instructor: Tara


Mon FIT101 10/15-11/19

7:30-8:00 pm $40 (G: $50)

To schedule any form of yoga instruction please call 503.535.3541.

Jump Start to Healthy Eating

Adopt the concept of clean NEW! eating into your busy lifestyle. This series will teach you how our nutritional needs vary depending on our bodies. If you are ready to clean out the kitchen and start eating healthy, you won’t want to miss this! Instructor: Tara Sun FIT108 11:45 am -1:00 pm 11/4-11/18 $60 (G: $75)


Belly Dancing


Practice fluid hand and arm work, isolating body parts for undulations, shimmies and footwork. Strengthen your core in this flirty and challenging class. No experience needed! Instructor: Nikolyn

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2-Step Nightclub (Intermediate) Take nightclub to the next level and branch out into more challenging sequences. No partner required. (minimum: 6) Instructor: Steve Caruthers

Thurs FIT104 7:30-8:15 pm 10/4-11/29 $90 (G: $110) no class Nov. 22

Wed 6:45-7:45 pm 10/3-10/31 CG112 $35 (G: $50) 11/7-12/12 CG113 $35 (G: $50) no class Nov. 21

Fusion Waltz (Beginner)

Israeli Dancing

Wed 8:45-9:45 pm 10/3-10/31 CG114 $35 (G: $50) 11/7-12/12 CG115 $35 (G: $50) no class Nov. 21

Wed CG116 7:00-8:00 pm 9/5-10/31 $49 or $10 walk-in no class: 9/26, 10/3

Step out of the box! Glide across the floor with cross-step and rotary waltz as a foundation. No partner or experience required. (minimum: 6) Instructor: Steve Caruthers

2-Step Nightclub (Beginner)

Learn the basics. Practice easy fun moves and dance to your favorite songs of all genres. No partner or experience required. (minimum: 6) Instructor: Steve Caruthers

Do you know the difference between a Hora and a Debka? Join this fun intro to the basics of Israeli folk dancing. All levels welcome! (minimum: 6) Instructor: Allison Victor

Wed CG117 7:00-8:00 pm 11/7-12/19 $49 or $10 walk-in

Wed 7:45-8:45 pm 10/3-10/31 CG110 $35 (G: $50) 11/7-12/12 CG111 $35 (G: $50) no class Nov. 21

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Free Adult Group EXERCISE Class Descriptions For class times, visit BODYPUMPTM

This 60-minute workout challenges all of your major muscle groups by using the best weight-room exercises like squats, presses, lifts and curls. Great music, awesome instructors and your choice of weight inspire you to get results! Instructors: Jon, Julie, Melissa, Sarah, Shannon

Step & Sculpt

Get a complete aerobic head-totoe workout while incorporating isometrics, weights, bands, balls, step and floor work to build strong, lean, well-defined muscles. Instructor: Robin


Sprint, climb, spin and sweat in this high energy group biking experience set to powerful music. Cycling is CRAZY popular! Ensure your space by picking up a numbered ticket within one hour before the class begins. Once the class gets started your instructor will collect the tickets. No one may participate in class without a ticket. Instructors: John, Jennifer, Julie, Shannon

Forever Fit


Recharge, rejuvenate and come alive with this blend of dance, martial and healing arts! Nia stimulates body, mind and spirit. Great for all fitness levels. Instructor: Patricia

Improve range of motion, postural strength and balance, abdominal strength, stability and control, and learn the body’s awareness to its position in space. (For private Pilates Reformer call 503.535.3541.) Instructors: Brandi, Julie

Gentle Pilates

Perfect for those new to Pilates who prefer a slower pace or have injuries or disabilities. Includes movements to improve core strength, balance and flexibility. Instructor: Gloria

Sandbell Breakout

Break out of the weight room and try the newest trend. Sandbells are a cross between sand bags, dumbbells, kettle bells and medicine balls. Get a complete and dynamic full body workout emphasizing core integration, strength and power. Instructor: Dawn

Tai Chi for Better Balance

Learn an 8-step routine designed to enhance your sense of balance, body awareness and overall health. This class incorporates slow gentle movements that deepen awareness, relax the body and sharpen the mind. Instructor: Jim


This Vinyasa (flowing) class focuses on meditative breath, body strength, proper body alignment in asanas (postures), flexibility and balance. This is a fitness based yoga class. Instructors: Rachel P, Tara, Maria

Gentle Yoga

This class is slower-paced than traditional yoga offerings. It’s perfect for beginners, people with injuries or disabilities, or those who just want to take it a bit easier. Learn and practice basic postures that bring strength, flexibility, and balance to your body, as well as breathing techniques and yoga philosophy. Instructor: Rachel P.

Ultimate Cross Train (UXT)

Tone and burn calories using free weights, elastic bands, exercise balls and bodyweight in this moderate to high intensity class. Hit all major muscle groups in this muscle pumping workout! Instructor: John


Dance your way to fitness, with aerobic and resistance interval training to Latin and international rhythms. Maximize caloric output, burn fat and tone your body in a fun, party-like atmosphere. Instructors: Bonnie, Monica, Ruth

Zumba Gold

Zumba Gold modifies the moves and pacing of regular NEW! Zumba to suit the needs of the active older participant, as well as those who would like a little slower pace. Instructor: Laura

Moderate pace M/Tu/Th am, Th pm, Sun am Moderate to advanced pace M pm and W/F am

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adult Fitness

Geared toward our 50+ members, this class combines cardio, strength, core and flexibility exercises to make up this 90 minute total body workout. Use hand-held weights, elastic tubing, exercise balls and more! All fitness levels and ages are welcome. Instructor: Robin

Pilates (Mat)


adult Fitness private training Fitness Assessment

private personal training

Private yOGA instruction

Fitness Assessment Get a a snapshot of what your fitness level is today. A certified personal trainer will assess your endurance, strength, flexibility and body composition. $39 (G: $54)

One-to-One Training A trainer will customize your workout program to ensure you are using your time in the most effective manner to reach your goals.

Integrated Movement Therapy® Certified Therapeutic Yoga instructor Rachel Plies uses yoga’s physical and spiritual framework in conjunction with conventional neuro-physiological perspectives to address challenges from depression and anxiety to degenerative conditions and illnesses. Instructor: Rachel P.

Fitness Assessment Package Get a fitness assessment AND two post-assessment personal training sessions to help you achieve your goals. $99 (G: $144)

1 Hr. 5 x 1 Hr. 10 x 1 Hr.

$56 (G: $71) $265 (G: $340) $495 (G: $645)

½ Hr. 5 X ½ Hr. 10 X ½ Hr.

$35 (G: $50) $165 (G: $240) $290 (G: $440)

Want to train with a friend? Call 503.535.3541 for details.

To schedule any form of personal training please call 503.535.3541.

Intro to Integrated Movement Therapy® Package For those who are new NEW! to Integrated Movement Therapy we offer this special introductory package. New clients only. One package per member. Instructor: Rachel P. (3) One hour private introductory sessions $120 (G: $165)

private pilates reformer Why Pilates Reformer?


• Improve strength, flexibility, balance and mobility • Increase joint range of motion • Relieve back pain and stress • Challenge deep abdominal muscles to support the core • Reduce stress, relieve tension, boost energy through deep tissue


Private Pilates Reformer Training Try mind-body exercises that transform the way your body looks, feels and performs. Exercises originate from the core to integrate all muscles. Get a complete head-to-toe workout. Trainers: Gloria, Brandi 1 Hr. 5 x 1 Hr. 10 x 1 Hr.

$56 (G: $71) $265 (G: $340) $495 (G: $645)

Intro to Pilates Package Improve strength, flexibility, NEW! and balance while toning and building lean, long muscles. Reformer exercise is possible for almost anyone, at any age, at any fitness level! New clients only. One package per member. Instructors: Gloria, Brandi (3) One hour private sessions $120 (G: $165)

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adult Fitness

Everybody Welcome

small group training Choose the time and the workout that fits your schedule! Form a group or we will create one for you. Get the benefits of a personal trainer at a fraction of the cost. Group training consists of 2-4 people and is adaptable to all fitness levels. Pre-registration is required. Talk to a personal trainer or fitness manager for details. Call 503.535.3541. Options

Costs per person: 1 Hr.: $20 (G: $35)

½ Hr.: $15 (G: $30)

One-Hour Sessions Beginner Strength Training Unsure of how to begin a strength training program? Let our personal trainers design a program using a variety of equipment and exercises in the weight room. Learn correct form, posture and breathing techniques for great results. Cyclelates

Combine 25 minutes of cycle to burn calories with 30 minutes of Pilates to stretch and strengthen muscles.

Foot-Fist X-Training (FFX Training)

Combine boxing and kicking techniques with classic Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts fundamentals for a fun and intense workout.

Suspension Training with rip:60TM Group Reformer


Using rip:60TM rotating straps and your own body weight, perform balancing and strengthening exercises to tone your body, increase flexibility, power and endurance. This workout gets results fast!


Get on the pilates reformer to gain the beneftis of weight bearing exercise without the impact on your joints. Engage your core and use all your muscles. Maximum of two people per session.

One-Hour or 30 Minute Sessions (you choose) “Date Night” Workout

Add a fun twist to your weekly date night with a couple’s workout. Rather than consume calories, burn them! Trainers will customize the perfect program for you using a variety of equipment and exercises in and out of the weight room.

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT Training)

Perform short bursts of high intensity interval drills using a vareity of equipment from kettlebells and ropes to weights and bands. Rest and repeat.

Rock Body Boot Camp

Be all that you can be! Get leaner and stronger with this intense workout which combines a variety of drills and exercises from squats and lunges to situps and pushups.

Fit It In and Revive Weight Loss Program see page 36.

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adult Fitness NEW!

No excuses!

Get your workout in before your day starts. Combine strength,cardio, and core fitness by using your own body weight combined with straps, bands, medicine balls, kettle bells, and much more. Get results! For all fitness levels. Instructor: Lisa F. Wed/Fri, Oct. 3 - Dec. 14, no class Nov. 21, 23 8:15-8:45 am FIT106. Space is limited. Call for prices and to register! Interested in other times? Call 503.535.3541.

REVIVE! Weight Loss Program 10 Weeks to a Lighter You!


Become a lighter, brighter you! Learn to change your eating habits, improve your health and have more energy.


• Weekly group meetings • Fitness assessment • Individualized goal setting • 10 (30 minute) personal training sessions • Nutritional guidance “Revive has really helped me get the most out of my J membership. Lisa’s training sessions have taught me how to use the gym, and our nutrition sessions kept me motivated and eating better. I didn’t expect to lose 20 pounds!” - Andrew Wallace

Wednesdays, Oct. 3 - Dec. 12 5:15 - 6:00 pm, FIT100 (no class on Wednesday, Nov. 21) Instructor: Lisa Franco Space is limited. Call for prices and to register!

“I’m glad I found out about the Revive program. Lisa’s guidance and the group support I found there have helped me stay focused on my goals. I’ve gained inspiration and practical tips to keep me on track!” - Barbara Robertson

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A special thanks to our 2011-2012 donors!

Everybody Welcome

This list represents a snapshot in time, reflecting contributions only during the 2011-12 fiscal year, and does not include any pledge payments. Many of the donors listed here gave even more generously in past years; other donors who do not appear here gave generously as well. We appreciate the deep community support that has nurtured and sustained the MJCC for so many years. While we have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of this list, if you note any mistakes, please let us know right away. Contact Lisa Katon at 503.535.3532 or Please note: donors who gave only to the Inpower program during 2011-2012 do not appear on this list. Thank you for your generous support!

$100,000 & above

Bob and Rita Philip Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation

Portland Timbers Community Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation David and Diane Rosencrantz Leonard & Lois Schnitzer Supporting Foundation of the OJCF Jay and Diane Zidell Charitable Foundation



Jewish Federation of Greater Portland


Friendly Rosenthal Fund of the OJCF Gayle and Paul Romain Lois Schnitzer



Max Birnbach Charity Fund of the OJCF Community Endowment Fund of the OJCF Michael and Chris Feves John and Beth Germain Ruben J. and Elizabeth Menashe Nathan Family Charitable Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation Alix and Wei Nathan Helle Nathan


Anonymous Roy and Kay Abramowitz Albertsons Barry and Karla Benson Kim and Brad Bernstein Marc and Sarah Blattner Henry z’l and Gerel Blauer Ernest Bonyhadi and Shirley Gittelsohn Donna Brownstein Rabbi Michael and Cantor Ida Rae Cahana Barry and Barbara Caplan Ronald E. Cobb Howard and Linda Davis Stuart and Nikki Director Family Fund of the OJCF Dr. Michael and Edy Dorsen Barbara Durkheimer and Gary Larsen Stan Geffen and Adrienne Souther Generations Fund Bob and Lesley Glasgow Jonathan and Sarah Glass Merrill and Perry Hendin Henry Hewitt JD Fulwiler & Company Insurance Stephen and Elaine Kantor Eric and Anna Kodesch Paul and LeeAnn Labby Stuart and Barbara Lang Jordana and Ryan Levenick Lisa and Glen Levy


Anonymous Bruce and Carol Backer Doug and Amy Blauer Sarah and Steve Case Kathy Davis-Weiner and Michael Weiner Julie and Tom Diamond Josh and Amy Frankel Suzanne Friedman Nancy and Jack Fruchtengarten Zachary Fruchtengarten and Lauren Jacobs David Fuks and DeAnn Sullivan-Fuks Richard Garfinkle and Karla Green

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Anonymous - A Fund of the OJCF Anonymous - A Senior Program Fund of the OJCF Lisa and Lewis Horowitz Priscilla and Tony Kostiner Kostiner Cultural Educational Fund of the MJCC May Georges Trust Jay L. Platt Family Trust Provenance Hotels Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Sarah Ritchie Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation Steve Rosenberg and Ellen Lippman The Rotenberg Family Kyle Rotenberg Keri and James Nicolaisen Kathy and Curt Sheinin Jerry and Bunny Sadis Jerry and Helen Stern Stern Family Fund of the OJCF Jerry and Helen Stern Tom and Mary Jane Stern Sharon Stern and Steve Rallison Eve Stern and Les Gutfreund OCF Joseph E. Weston Public Foundation Juan Young Trust

Balkin Family Foundation Milton and Cissi Carl Fund of the OJCF Renee and Irwin Holzman JEZ Foundation Howard and Wendy Liebreich Dina Meier Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation Stan and Madelle Rosenfeld Schoenberg, Finkel, Newman & Rosenberg, LLC Stoel Rives LLP Ken and Mary Unkeles

Lithia Motors Albert Menashe Lora and Jim Meyer Alan and Lana Miller Mark New Northwest Control Co. Jeffrey and Anne Nudelman Pacific Office Automation Sue Perkel Harold and Jane Pollin Irving and Arlene Potter Regional Arts & Culture Council Jim and Michael Richman Bert and Laurie Rogoway Sheryl Sadis Stephen and Becki Saltzman Gregory Schnitzer Jordan Schnitzer Joel Seres ShedRain Corporation The Blauer Family Robert and Mara Shlachter Stuart and Susan Shleifer Eddy Shuldman and Jeff Edmundson Marshal Spector and Shari Levinson The Mark Spencer Hotel Sterling Savings Bank Sharon Stern and Steve Rallison Larry and Linda Veltman Robert P. Weil Fund of the OJCF Sharon Weil Dana Hunt Jeffrey and Mahri Weitz James and Susan Winkler Merritt S. Yoelin and Bobbie Fields Ken and Jennifer Zeidman The Oregon Jewish Community Foundation


support our center Suretta Geller David and Katie Gold Marjorie and Jathan Janove Ray and Leslie Jordan Hank Kaplan and Marni Glick Ronald and Ruth Katon Michelle and Loren Koplan Michael and Debbie Kovsky Jake and Chella Kryszek Steve Laveson and Lesley Isenstein Robin and Mark Lawson Merritt Linn and Susan Korey Bob and Robin Mesher NIKE, Inc. Brett Partridge Gary and Sylvia Pearlman Deborah Reynolds Norm and Elinor Sadis Jack and Barbara Schwartz Mike and Jan Sigell Cheryl Tonkin Steve Wasserstrom and Judith Margles Mark and Mindy Zeitzer Rabbi and Mrs. Arthur Zuckerman The Living Room Fund of the OJCF

support our center



Anonymous (2) Merle Alexander Kenneth S. Antell APLD Oregon Jerome Barde Becker Capital Management Susan Branch Frieda Cohen Jonathan Cress Reena and Stuart Davis Gary and Sandra Etlinger Virginia Feldman Michelle Fliman and Aaron Schoenkerman Elaine Friedman and Robert Liebman Ruth Gassner Deborah Glenn Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Goldberg Emily and Jeff Gottfried Jeff and Gloria Hammer Irv and Gail Handelman Fred and Sara Harwin William and Gloria Holman Janis Jaffe Jays Wide Shoes Tony and Cindy Kaplan Richard and Karen Karlin Gerald Karp Robin and Jeffrey Kirsch Sheldon Klapper and Sue Hickey The Ellen M. And Peter M. Klein Foundation Inc. Robert Klonoff Eric and Robin Kornblit

Tammy Kramer Sarah Liebman Derek and Lydia Lipman Gail Mandel and Steven Klein Phillip M. Margolin Richard and Judi Matza Vic and Toinette Menashe Mark and Marcia Meyer Adam and Sandy Nemer Patricia L. Nemer Linda Ostomel Raymond and Dorothy Packouz Jeannette and Tim Peck Dr. and Mrs. Allan Pike Sharon Pollin Isaac and Bonnie Quintero Dr. Terry Rambo and Charmaine Rambo Barbara Robertson Norman and Judith Rosenbloom Alan and Eve Rosenfeld Justin and Alison Rosenfeld Robert and Ann Sacks Jennifer Silberberg Gary and Linda Singer Steve and Joyce Singer Dr. Wendy J. Smith Nathan and Edie Van Ness Leland and Renie Waltuck Norman and Suzan Wapnick Richard L. Weil Sandy and Elaine Weinstein

Under $100

Anonymous (6) Ronald and Judy Appelbaum Bank of America Matching Gifts Melinda Becker Neil Benaroya Frank and Lee Berne Rabbi Dov and Chana Bialo Jon and Michelle Caplan Barbara Coe Sandra Cooper Alice Crompton Becky and Greg Ewer Rabbi Tzvi Fischer Paul Flood and Bernadette Doolan Julia Flucht Estelle Freedman Jane Goldhammer Herb Goodman Carolyn and Larry Gorin Rabbi James and Jennifer Greene Jennie Greene Designs, LLC Hank Greenwald Helen Gundlach Yafit and Tamir Heyman Neal Hirschfeld Lisa Katon and Noah Kressel

Julian Kaufman Gerald and Evelyn Leshgold Alexandria Levitsky Cheryl Livneh Joyce and Stan Loeb Dick and Harriet Maizels Shawn Menashe Yefim and Maria Messin Rachel Michtom Diana Lynne Miller Cornell Dean and Sharon Morell Madeline B. Nelson Shirley and Jerry Nudelman Robert L. Parnas Sara Pill Stephen Press Keith Proctor Betty Raskin Rosalind Roseman Maureen Rosen Rachel Rosenbloom Hannah Rosenbloom Eric and Tiffany Rosenfeld Jim Rosenwald Jeanette Ross Theodore N. Rubenstein Rose Rustin Ken and Loree Sakai Faye Gordon Samuels Gaye and Bruce Schafer David and Susan Schwartz Sandra Shapiro Stephen Sirkin Marsha Spellman Rabbi Chanan and Meira Spivak David Strauss and Naomi Samuels Strauss Susan Tipton Rena Tonkin Ric and Jo Ann Tower Carol Turner Carol Turtle Janet Unitan Bethany and Ron West Steve Wick Rabbi and Mrs. Moshe Wilhelm Estelle and Larry Winthrop

In-Kind Donors

Albertsons Lisa and Lewis Horowitz Lane Powell PC Jordana and Ryan Levenick Bob and Mimi Sorkin Sports Authority Teufel Nursery, Inc. Peter Van Eerde Venerable Realty

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Everybody Welcome

activities by age Parent/Child

Indoor Playground Movin’ n Groovin’ Swim Lessons


Childcare Programs Creative Ballet Gymnastics - Tiny Mites Indoor Playground School’s Out Camps Soccer Fun Sports Mix Swim Lessons Yoga for Kids

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 30 28 18-19 30 28 28 30 26 28 28 18-20 28


Ballet 28 Basketball 28 Belly Dancing 28 Chess Club 28 Childcare Programs 30 Football Skills 28 Gymnastics - Beginning Tumbling 28 Hoop Dreams Basketball 25 Poekoelan Tjimindie Tulen 28 Rock Climbing 28 Rose City Music Lessons 12 School’s Out Camps 26 Soccer and Soccer Leagues 27, 28 Sports Mix 28 Swim Lessons & Swim Team 18-22 Tae Kwon Do 28 Underwater Hockey 20



Childcare Programs Community Action Day Creating Healthy Families Jewish Holiday Programs Jewish Community Orchestra Monthly Mitzvah Project Movies at the J Open Play Schedule Private Swim Lessons Splashtacular

28 28 15 25 28 28 12 27, 28 21 30 16 15 6-7 12 16 14 24 22 5

Ai-Chi 17 Advanced Yoga Techniques 32 Alice Hoffman Event 10 Aquarobics and Aqua Power 17 Aquatic Therapy & Personal Training 22 Arthritis Exercise 17 Art Classes 13 Beginner Strength Training 35 Belly Dancing 32 Bistro Nights 12 BODYPUMPTM 33 Step & Sculpt 33 Cyclelates 35 Cycling 33 Dance (2-Step and Waltz) 32 “Date Night” Workout 35 Fit It In 36 Fitness Assessments 34 Fitness Pals 35 Foot-Fist-X-Training 35 Forever Fit 33 Fusion Exercise & Stretching 17 Games 14 Group Personal Training & Reformer 35 Gym Hockey 24 High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) 35 Inpower Cancer Exercise 31 Israeli Dancing 32 Jewish Educational Programs 8-9 Jewish Book Month 10-11 Jump Start to Healthy Eating 32 Massage 3, 24 Masters Swimming 17 Melton Adult Mini-School 9 Nia 33 Open Play Schedule 24 Parenting Class 15 Partner Yoga Workshop 32 Personal Training 34 Pilates (Mat & Gentle) 33 Pilates Reformer Training 34 Private Yoga Instruction 34 Racquetball 24 Revive! Weight Loss Program 36 Rock Body Boot Camp 35 Rose City Music Lessons 12 Sandbell Breakout 33 Soccer Leagues 27 Support Our Center 37-38 Suspension Training 35 Tai Chi 33 Ultimate Cross Train (UXT) 33 Yoga and Gentle Yoga 33 Yoga Relaxation Workshop 32 Zumba and Zumba Gold 33


Jordan D. Schnitzer


Edith Dorsen

Executive Vice President

Jerry Sadis

Board Members Stacy Barna Barry Benson Brian Carleton Eric Kodesch Shirlee Lenske Ellen Lippman Mark S. Meyer Bob Philip Gayle Romain Steve Rosenberg Jay Zidell

MJCC STAFF Lisa Horowitz, Executive Director Beth Germain, Chief Financial Officer Jordana Levenick, Operations Manager Marisa Brown, Director of Marketing Matt Sasser, Membership and

Guest Service Manager

David Pickering, Human Resource Manager Jennifer Harrington, Fitness Program Manager

Anthony Markey, Camps, Aquatics and

Recreation Manager

Bethany West, Rentals & Events Manager Katie Brown, Sports and Recreation

Assistant Manager and Leagues Coordinator Becky Ewer, Graphic Designer/Marketing Specialist Lisa Katon, Development Coordinator Maryjane Rocker, Executive Assistant Linda Singer, Community Concierge

The MJCC is a proud beneficiary of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and is proud of our partnership with them in strengthening our local Jewish community and greater Portland community.

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Belly Dancing Chess Club GirlStrength Hoop Dreams Basketball Junior Fitness Rock Climbing Rose City Music Lessons Soccer and Soccer Leagues Swim Team




Already have a gym membership? Join the MJCC with no initiation fee!

MITTLEMAN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER 6651 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR 97219 503.244.0111 l

Full Program Guide Fall 2012  

Catalog of fall programs for the MJCC including arts, cultural, educational, sports, fitness and aquatics.