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“The Charleston Jewish Community Center has been my and my children’s home away from home for many years. We love the campus feel and the partnership with Addlestone Hebrew Academy and the Sherman House. There is always something for everyone at the JCC!” -Phyllis Katzen

The Charleston ‘J’ provides a warm, friendly place for growing and sharing. Through its wide range of programs, the Charleston ‘J’ strengthens the individual, family and community. We invite those who have not yet joined to come and be part of the JCC today. Enjoy our newly-renovated facility and exciting and stimulating programs for everyone.

Welcome to the Charleston JCC Masha Kalinsky JCC President

On behalf of all of us at the JCC, we appreciate each and every one of you who is part of our JCC family. We have worked hard to make improvements to the facility and to ensure that our programming is of the highest quality. I want to thank all of you who have played a pivotal role in helping to revitalize our JCC. I encourage you to come and check out the new JCC.

Judi Corsaro Joint CEO

Our goal is to do our best every day to earn your trust and confidence. We are committed to providing you and your family a warm and welcoming place where you can connect to your community of family and friends and engage in an array of programming as well as social, cultural and recreational activities. For over 65 years, the Charleston Jewish Community Center has proudly been serving people of all ages and stages of life. We encourage you to come and be a part of all the JCC has to offer. You belong here.

“The JCC is awesome. My daughter feels loved and accepted and always has songs and stories from Camp Baker and ‘J’ Care. We have really loved the Pearlstein Pool this year also.” -Leanne Barber


Heart the community welcome



JCC Building Hours Sunday: 9:00am–5:00pm Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 8:00pm Friday: 7:00am - 5:00pm Saturday: Closed for Shabbat

Mission Statement The Charleston Jewish Community Center exists to nurture and enrich our Jewish identity as we respect diversity by focusing on culture, education, social and physical development, and service needs. The Center will maintain fiscal responsibility while enhancing the quality of Jewish life for individuals, families and the community.


Tamar Sternfeld Program Director

We are so glad to have you here as a part of the Charleston JCC. Here in our Jewish Community Center, we have something for everyone! We are your place for family wellness and we are thrilled to be able to offer new and exciting programs and events for people of all ages! Whether you are taking a new tai-chi class, personal training, or coming to see Rick Recht in concert, it is all happening here! I want to hear from you-contact me at tamars@ or 843.571.6565 and share your program ideas with me. We want to make this your home away from home, because the Charleston JCC is the place to be!

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A Community Center: Open to Everyone Charleston JCC Staff Directory:

Call the ‘J’ Today at 843.571.6565

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Financial Assistance It is the philosophy of the JCC that no one is ever denied membership because of an inability to pay dues if there are special circumstances that require adjustment and/or special assistance. Please contact Judi Corsaro at 843.571.6565 or

Volunteer Opportunities The ‘J’ is always looking for volunteers ages 16 and over to help enhance its services and programs. Volunteer for a one-time event, a weekly project or anything in between. Filling community service hours, doing a mitzvah project or just helping out; your time is a welcome donation! For more infomation, please contact Ronneca Watkins at 843.571.6565 or

Member Incentive


Discounted Prices for all Paid-in-Full Annual Membership

For more information please contact us at 843.571.6565 or email us at

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Membership Categories Full Time Student - $216/yr;$20/mo Must provide a valid student I.D. Young Adult - $270/yr;$25/mo Individual between ages 18-35 Single Adult - $324/yr;$30/mo Individual between ages 36-64 Single Senior - $270/yr;$25/mo Individual ages 65 and up Young Couple - $324/yr;$30/mo Couple between ages 18-35 Couple - $432/yr;$40/mo Couple with no dependent children Senior Couple - $324/yr; $30/mo Couple ages 65 and up Single Parent Family - $432/yr; $40/mo Single Parent and all dependents up to age 23 Family - $594/yr;$55/mo Couple and all dependents up to age 23

Diamond Club Membership - $1,500 You get a family membership, reserved parking, additional 20% off of all programming (does not apply to special events) plus a $906 tax-deductible donation. All categories are charged a $36 annual administrative fee.


Member Incentive

the ‘J’

’J’ Membership is open to everyone in the community. Get involved. Join us for a class, exercise the mind or body, or enjoy a cultural event or holiday program. JCC Membership Benefits include discounts on all programs & complete access and use of all JCC facilities. It is all here for you at the ‘J’.

Look at all these great things to do at the Charleston ‘J’ Facility


• Junior Olympic Pool • Air Conditioned Gym

• Founding Organization of Local KidsFair: Connecting Kids to the Community

• Social Hall

• Annual Golf Tournament

• Commercial Kosher Kitchens

• Weekly Shabbat Challah Available in West Ashley & Mt. Pleasant

• Multiple Sports Fields • Tennis Courts with Lights • Playgrounds

• Kosher Holiday Food & Cafe • Annual Host of CCAA City-Wide Swim Meet

• Fitness Center

• Home of the Charleston Jewish Federation, Addlestone Hebrew Academy & West Ashley Minyan

Senior Adults


• Day Trips

• Sports Leagues, Classes and Clinics

• Senior Lounge

• Shopping Trips • Transportation • Weekly Bingo • Art Classes and Game Days • Lectures • Specially-Designed Senior Exercise Programs

Family & Adults • Annual Holiday Extravaganzas • Variety of Adult Classes • Multi-generational Activities

• Innovative Extended Day Programs • Camp Baker • Winter and Spring Vacation Camps • Afternoon Programs in Dance, Art, Theater, Karate, and So Much More • Birthday Party Packages

Health & Wellness • Myriad of Specialty Fitness Classes • Cardio, Nautical and Free Weight Equipment • Full Locker Room Facilities • Sauna • Personal Training by Qualified Fitness Instructors • Sports Leagues 7

Save the Date The Charleston Jewish Community Center, in partnership with the City of Charleston and Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., cordially invites you to attend KidsFair 24th Annual Gala.

KidsFair 24th Annual Gala in honor of the Howard Hoffman Family Monday, February 27, 2011 at six o'clock in the evening

Pearson Club Level The Johnson Hagood Memorial Stadium 68 Hagood Avenue, Downtown

$75 per person | $150 per couple RSVP to Carol Berlin at 843.568.4450 or

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Connecting Kids to a Healthy Community!

KidsFair 2012

[ connecting kids to a healthy community ]

24 Presented by the JCC in partnership with the City of Charleston.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

10am - 4pm | Rain or Shine | $1 Admission | FREE PARKING Gaillard Auditorium and Exhibition Hall Join us as KidsFair celebrates year 24! KidsFair is Charleston’s premier family event and is a celebration of and for the children in our community. Interactive pavilions, health and fitness exhibits, and live entertainment are just a few of the exciting activities you can expect at KidsFair. Held annually at the Gaillard Auditorium. Rain or Shine, KidsFair is something you don’t want to miss!

KidsFair brings Exhibits that focus on: Kids Go Green KidsHealth KidsSafe KidsSmart y KidsPla

For more information please contact Carol Berlin at 843.571.6565 or



[ anyone, anywhere, anytime at the Charleston ‘J’ ]

Community Partners • Charleston Sports & Social Club • Fields Farms • City of Charleston • CCAA - Coastal Community Aquatics Association • St. Andrew’s Parks & Playground

Sponsorship Opportunities The Charleston Jewish Community Center has special events throughout the year that offer great sponsorship opportunities for your business. You don’t want to miss an opportunity to reach over 10,000 people in Charleston and the Low Country. For more information please contact Ronneca Watkins at 843.571.6565 or

Why the Charleston ‘J’ Because.... We offer a wide range of fun activities for children and families all year round! The JCC offers a supportive and friendly environment and is the place for your family to grow in your wellness journey.

Get Exposure for Your Business! • Golf Tournament • City-Wide Swim Meet • Starfish Swim Team • KidsFair Event and Gala • Triple Raffle


For more information please contact Tamar Sternfeld at 843.571.6565 or

[ Community Events ] Shabbat in a Box Are you looking to host a Shabbat dinner? Are you looking to connect with other Jewish people? Give us a call and we do all the work! We will provide everything from the food to the cutlery to the tablecloths…all put together for you! Shabbat in a Box dinners are held once a month in private homes. We will connect you with other people with shared interests and help make your Shabbat special. Dietary laws observed 12/23, 1/13, 2/10, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18, 6/8 Fee: $12/adults; $8/children Camp Baker Fair and Reunion Sunday, February 12th, come one, come all to check out the 2012 Camp Baker offerings and see your friends from Summer 2011! Be the first to sign up for Camp Baker’s 65th anniversary summer and save big! Come on in from 2-4pm for our open house. We will have snacks, crafts, and friends…you won’t want to miss this! 2/12 Day: Sunday Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm

Jewish Genetics Join us on January 12th at 7:00 pm at the JCC and learn about the fight against Jewish Genetic Diseases. We will have a panel discussion with representatives from the Jewish Genetic Disease Consortium and Gene Screen to discuss their experiences with Jewish Genetic Diseases. 1/12 Day: Thursday Time: 7:00 pm Fee: FREE Purim Carnival Come one, come all to the Charleston JCC’s Purim Carnival. There will be carnival games for the entire family, human and dog costume contests, jump castles, hamentashen, great food and prizes. Check our website for more information. 3/4 Day: Sunday Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm

Passover Pick-Up The JCC offers Kosher food for Passover prepared by Chef Marcie Rosenberg, under the supervision of Rabbi Ari Sytner. Orders Due: 3/16 Pick-Up Orders: 4/5 from 12:00 - 2:00pm Passover Café Tired of Seder leftovers by mid-week? Then let us do your Passover cooking for you! The JCC is offering two opportunities for dinner during the Passover holiday. Under the Supervision of Rabbi Ari Sytner, Chef Marcie Rosenberg will prepare dinner for you. Dine-in or take-out, whatever your choice, let us take care of the cooking for you. Passover Cafe: 4/9 from 5:00 - 7:00pm Fried Chicken will be served Take Out: 4/11 from 11:00am - 1:00pm Meatloaf will be served Chametz Burn Join the JCC and JROC for this special mitzvah. Rabbi Krohn will be on hand to help us get rid of all of our bread before Passover. You supply the chametz, we supply the fire! 4/6 Day: Friday Time: 10:30 – 11:00am Fee: FREE

[ Special Events ] CCAA City-Wide Swim Meet Save the date for CCAA City-Wide swim meet. We are looking for great volunteers like you to help out. This year we are soliciting businesses who wish to sponsor the City-Wide Swim Meet which has become a well known community-wide event. 7/14-7/16 For more information please contact Ronneca Watkins at 843.571.6565 or

Golf Tournament Save the date for the 15th Annual Golf Tournament. Join us on the greens for a fun-filled day. Play a round of golf while supporting a good cause. 10/14 For more information please contact Ronneca Watkins at 843.571.6565 or 11


[ anyone, anywhere, anytime at the Charleston ‘J’ ]

Are you looking for some enrichment activities for your little one? Join us for Lunch Bunch from 12:00 - 1:30pm at the Charleston ‘J’! We offer lunch and a different enrichment activity each day choose one or choose them all!

j c Lunch Bunch C Don’t miss these great activities:

Children Ages 2-5 years old Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm Music Together® 1/9-3/26: No Class: 1/16, 2/20 Day: Mondays Community Fee: $200/child; $110/sibling Member Fee: $180/child; $110/sibling Karate with Buchen Martial Arts 1/10-5/15: No Class: 4/10 Day: Tuesdays Community Fee: $240/child Member Fee: $220/child Dance Moves® 1/11-5/23: No Class: 1/25, 3/21, 4/11 Day: Wednesdays Community Fee: $240/child Member Fee: $220/child Jump Bunch® 1/13-5/25: No Class: 1/20, 3/21, 4/13 Day: Fridays Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm Community Fee: $200/child Member Fee: $180/child

Why the Charleston ‘J’? Because.... our afterschool, youth, and family programs give children and families opportunities to learn and grow together in a safe, warm and nurturing environment. Make us your home away from home.

For more information please contact Tamar Sternfeld at 843.571.6565 or 12

Tutoring & Homework Help Our very own Mendy McGuire has been an educator for the last nine years, and has seen the positive effects that tutoring has on students of all ages. To ensure a child’s success, each session will be documented by a selected tutor, teachers will be contacted on a regular basis, and reward systems will be set in place. 1/3-5/31 No Class: 1/16, 2/20, 4/13, 5/28

Day: Monday - Thursday Age: 5-13 years Time: By Appointment Only Community Fee: $45/session Member Fee: $35/session

Ask about our Tutoring Packages Tutoring by Ari Levine & Misha Pekar Addlestone Hebrew Academy 8th graders, Ari Levine and Misha Pekar are here to help your 2nd6th graders with their school work. Tutoring in Hebrew and English are both available. 1/3-6/1 Day: Tuesdays & Fridays Age: Grades 2-6 Time: Tuesdays 4:00 - 6:00pm; Fridays 3:10 - 5:00pm Fee: $15/session For more information contact Ari at 843.901.0747 or

Afterschool Mishna with Rabbi Admon Rabbi Admon will be diving in depth into the texts of the Mishna on Mondays and Wednesdays. 1/9-5/23 No class: 1/16, 1/25, 2/20, 3/21, 4/9, 4/11

Day: Mondays, Wednesdays Time: 3:45 - 4:30pm Community Fee: $15/week Member Fee: $10/week

Afterschool Gamara class with Rabbi Krohn Rabbi Krohn will be exploring the texts of the Gemara on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 1/10-5/22 No class: 3/8, 4/10, 4/12

Day: Tuesdays, Thursdays Time: 3:45 - 4:30pm Community Fee: $15/week Member Fee: $10/week

Tiny Tumblers Do your little ones have “ants in their pants”? Do they like to tumble and flip? Then Tiny Tumblers is just for them! Join us on Mondays for this class where the tiniest of tumblers can run, jump, and play and get all of their energy out! 1/9-5/21 Day: Mondays Age: 2½-6 years Time: 3:45 - 4:45pm Community Fee: $30/month; $150/session Member Fee: $20/month; $100/session Gymnastics Classes introduce beginners to bars, beam, vault, rings and floor exercises. These classes are designed to improve flexibility, technique and core body strength in a fun and safe environment. 1/11-5/23 Day: Wednesdays Age: 6-12 years Time: 4:00 - 5:00pm Community Fee: $30/month; $150/session Member Fee: $20/month; $100/session Dance Moves Ballet & Jazz combo: Learn classical ballet with barre work, center work and across the floor movements, then jump into high energy jazz movement using the latest music. Jumps, turns, kicks and choreography will all be explored in this fun twofor-one class. Dance attire and ballet slippers will be required. Join the FUN today! 1/12-5/24 Day: Thursday Age: Kindergarten & up Time: 3:30 - 4:15pm Community Fee: $45/month; $225/session Member Fee: $40/month; $200/session Music Together Music Together is an internationally renowned music program for children and the adults who love them. The program emphasizes adult involvement and recognizes that all children are musical. Classes incorporate songs, instruments and chants. Experience the joy of making Music Together with your child today! 1/9-3/16 Day: Mondays or Fridays Age: Infant-5 years Time: Mon: 9:15am, 10:15am; Fri: 10:00am, 11:00am Fee: $190/child; $105/siblings over 6 months 13

Babysitting take [ it’s time to

time for yourself ]

For more information, please contact Tamar Sternfeld at 843.571.6565 or

Morning Out Looking to run some errands and keep your children entertained at the same time? We offer a Morning Out program too! 24-hour advance registration is required. Ongoing Day: Mondays - Fridays Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm Community Fee: $8/child per hour Member Fee: $6/child per hour

Call the Front Desk at 843.571.6565 to register 24-hour advance registration required


Babysitting at the ‘J’ Are you looking to make the most of your Charleston JCC membership? We now offer babysitting! Bring your children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old and you can go enjoy a workout, a class, or any other program inside the JCC. Our trained staff will be here to play games, do crafts, and entertain your children while you can go take some time to yourself. 24-hour advance registration is required. Ongoing Day: Mondays - Fridays Ages: 6 weeks - School Age Times: 8:00am - 12:00pm Community Fee: $5/child per hour Member Fee: $3/child per hour

I want to be a ‘j’ baby!

[ When school is out


‘J’ Care

is in ]

When the school day is done, ‘J’ Care begins! Our experienced and compassionate staff prepare activities daily to best serve your children. Our program includes classes, enrichment activities, organized and free play, kosher snacks and more! ‘J’ Care follows the Charleston County Public School calendar, but we will accommodate for each child’s school calendar! Ongoing Day: Mondays - Fridays Time: 3:00 - 6:00pm Community Fee: $43/3-days; $65/5-days Member Fee: $33/3-days; $55/5-days

‘J’ Care Family Transportation! Community Fee: $75/month Member Fee: $50/month

A $200 deposit ($50 non-refundable) is required with ‘J’ Care registration. A current medical form, emergency information and parent release form must be on file BEFORE a child can attend ‘J’ Care. All new applicants are required to speak with Tamar Sternfeld, JCC Program Director.

t u O s ’ School When the Charleston County schools are out... the School’s Out program is in! Teacher conference days, vacation days, Election days, and other days when schools are not in session, we can take care of you! Our program includes field trips and inhouse programs to fill the day with fun!

Spring Break at the ‘J’ If you are wondering what to do for your child over Spring Break, look no further than the JCC! We will have activities all day long that will include art projects, outdoor games, cooking projects and much more. Kosher snacks and lunches will be provided. Your child will have a fun and exciting break at the ‘J’. 4/9 - 4/12 No Camp: 4/13

Day: Monday - Thursday Times: 7:00am - 6:00pm Community Fee: $55/child Member Fee: $40/child 15


[ anyone, anywhere, anytime at the Charleston ‘J’ ]

[ chlorine... the breakfast of champions ]

Practice Begins Monday, May 9 Registration begins April 7, 2012 at 9a.m. Practice times will vary, according to the age group. Meets are every Tuesday & Thursday evenings and swimmers usually need to be at the pool by 5:45pm. This is a parent-supported team and family volunteers are always needed and welcome! Team suits may be purchased but are not required. No prior swim team experience is necessary. 5/7-7/16; ending with the CCAA City-Wide Swim Meet Contact Lauren for Practice Times, 843.571.6565 x 330 Community/ Non-Resident Fee: $75/child Member/ Resident Fee: $60/child

Why the Charleston ‘J’ Because .... Our programs are built on teamwork, sportsmanship, and communication while teaching children life skills in a safe and nurturing environment.

For more information please contact Lauren Dumas at 843.571.6565 or


[ Youth Clinics ]

[ Youth Leagues ]

Jackson Soccer Development Join Kevin Jackson, current Charleston Battery midfielder, and his staff of USSF licensed coaches with over twelve years experience working with youth, high school and college players. Training will consist of individual and group skills mastery, technical and tactical awareness in game situations & overall conditioning. Participants need to bring a ball, shin guards, cleats & drinking water.

Baseball Come play for the JCC’s youth baseball team! Our baseball program is committed to teach the game in a fun, competitive and instructional atmosphere. We are focused on improving the ability of every player while enhancing the experience for every family. Our efforts create a passion for the game that will last a lifetime.


Register January 9-27!

No Class: 2/20

Season begins in February

Day: Mondays Time: 3:45 - 4:45pm Age: K - Grade 3 & Grades 4-6 Fee: $100

More information at Registration Age: 4-17 years; divided into age appropriate teams Community Fee: $55 Member Fee: $30 Late Registration Fee: $20/participant from 1/31-2/4

Minimum of 8 kids per age group

Late Registration is subject to availability.

Tennis Lessons Join our certified tennis instructor, Florentina, to enhance your tennis skills, all while having fun! Young players will learn proper strokes and how to play the matches strategically. We will also focus on work ethic, attitude, sportsmanship, and other positive attributes of competitive and objective development. Beginning and intermediate levels are eligible. Starts 1/18 Intermediate Day: Wednesdays Beginner Day: Thursdays Time: 3:45pm Fee: $50/ 1hour Private Lesson Group Fee: $25/child for 2-3 kids

$20/child for lesson with 4-5 kids $15/child for lesson with 6 or more kids

[ Adult Sports ] Mellowball Looking for a little bit of friendly competition while showing off your moves on the basketball court? Then join our Adult Men’s Mellowball basketball league and have some fun. There will be a championship game at the end of the season, so let’s see if your team will be the reigning champions. 12/11 - Mid March No Games: 3/20

Day: Sundays Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm Age: 21 years & up Community Fee: $60 Member Fee: $45

Gym Rentals at the Charleston ‘J’ Looking for a place to rent for your team’s practice or games? No worries! The JCC offers gym and field rentals. Days: Sunday-Friday No gym rentals on Friday at 5pm and no rentals on Saturdays.

For more information please contact Lauren Dumas at 843.571.6565 or


Fitness & Wellness

[ at the ‘J’ you don’t sweat you glisten ]

Meet Our Trainer

Louise Petkov • CPT Certified • ACSM Certified • MELT® Method Practitioner About Me: I specialize in fitness for women of all ages and men 60+. My programs will be tailored to meet your goals and include MELT Method® fitness techniques so that you will exercise without pain or injury. Personal Training with M.E.L.T ® by Louise Petkov Fee: $30 ½ hour and $55 hour. Call for monthly special rates. Personal Training: $45/hour, $25/½ hour

Why the Charleston ‘J’ Because.... We offer a wide range of fitness and wellness programs for children, seniors and families all year round! Stop in the JCC Fitness Center to get started on the healthier and happier you!

Keep Moving. Eat Smarter. Live Better

at the Charleston JCC


For more information please contact Lauren Dumas at 843.571.6565 or

[ Specialty Classes ] *M.E.L.T. ® By Louise Pekov Learn the latest fitness technique. It works like magic to relieve pain, stress and inflammation caused by exercise and daily living. Even though it works like magic, MELT® by Lousie Pekov is evidence based and backed by solid research. MELT® by Lousie Pekov was created for professional athletes and dancers to improve performance but is great for all others as an anti-aging technique, to relieve pain, to increase flexibility, balance and reactivate the innate healing ability of the human body through stimulation of the Neurofascial system. You will need one or two “Learn to MELT Sessions” before joining the regular MELTing classes. By Appointment only: 843.822.4190 or

Zumba® with Prisca The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-akind fitness program that will blow you away. Zumba® fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movement meant to engage and captivate for life! So come & join the best party around - here at the ‘J’! Ongoing Day: Wednesday Time: 5:30pm Community Fee: $5/class Member Fee: $5/class Massage Therapy Did you know that the ‘J’ now offers massage therapy? Massage is more than just stress relief; it can also help relieve chronic pain, headaches, numbness and tingling, and offer relaxation. Licensed Massage Therapist, Mel Moore will be here at the ‘J’ to offer you the benefits of massage. Starts 1/10 Day: Tuesdays & Thursdays Time: 2:00 - 7:00pm; By Appointment Only Community Fee: $40/½ hour; $65/hour Member Fee: $35/½ hour; $60/hour By appointment only. Contact Mel at 843.327.4275 or to set up an appointment.

Karate Buchen classes are safe, FUN, high energy and challenge students both physically and behaviorally. They teach a dynamic, age-appropriate curriculum that enables students of every level to develop their skills and grow in self-confidence and character. 1/9 - 5/22 Day: Tuesdays Age: 5 years & up Time: 4:00 - 5:00pm Fee: $250 For more information please contact Tamar Sternfeld at 843.571.6565 or

Aqua Zumba Pool Party workout for all ages. This class is safe, effective and a challenging water based workout, that integrates the Zumba formula and philosophy into traditional aqua fitness disciplines. Check the website for more information. May - September Location: Pearlstine Pool Fee: $10/class Kid’s Yoga Fitness made fun! Includes lots of animal poses and stretching and strength-building exercises that improve flexibility, co-ordination and selfconfidence. Regular practice strengthens the mindbody connection that leads to relaxation and better concentration. 1/9 - 5/21 Day: Mondays Time: 4:00-5:00pm Location: Group Fitness Studio Ages: 7-12 years Community Fee: $15/class Member Fee: $10/class

FREE Personal Training Consultation with Certified Personal Trainer Louise Petkov

Member Incentive


[ Fitness Classes ] Tai Chi Tai Chi is an Internal Martial Art characterized by slow, gentle and flowing movements. A form of meditation, Tai Chi is proven to improve muscular strength, balance, flexibility, and stamina. As a stress management technique, Tai Chi promotes relaxation by releasing tension and excess mental energy.

Zumba/Ball Fusion Zumba/Ball Fusion combines the latest dance craze with free weight and ball exercises. This hour long class is divided into: 30 minutes of Zumba, 20 minutes of free weights and 10 minutes of ball exercises to provide a whole body workout. It’s a dance-fitness class that feels friendly, and most of all, fun.

Starts 1/10 Day: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays Time: 9:00am; Sundays at 10:00am Community Fee: $5/class Member Fee: FREE

Year Round Day: Mondays & Wednesdays Time: 8:00am Location: Group Fitness Room Community Fee: $5/class Member Fee: FREE

Yoga Work on body alignment and breathing, lower blood pressure and heart rate, increase blood flow and stamina, prevent injuries, reduce arthritic joint pain, improve flexibility and enhance strength in this class for your mind, body and spirit.

Total Body Fitness Total Body Fitness is a Tri-Part Fitness class that utilizes three areas of Fitness: Aerobic, Resistance, and Flexibility. For a balanced workout program, each class will have components of all three areas. Year Round Day: Friday Time: 8:00am Location: Group Fitness Room Community Fee: $5/class Member Fee: FREE

Year Round Day: Thursday Time: 9:00am Location: Group Fitness Room Community Fee: $5/class Member Fee: FREE Instructor: Frances Mind, Body, Spirit Yoga The classes will intertwine breath work, physical postures and meditation to bring the body, breath and mind to unity. We will be learning the names and proper alignment of the poses, proper breathing techniques as well as learning to coordinate the breath with the movement of the body. As we cultivate our awareness of breath and body, we learn to quiet the distractions of the mind and participate whole-heartedly in the moment. Year Round

Day: TBD Check the website mid April for more info Location: Pearlstine Pool Community Fee: $5/class Member Fee: FREE

No class 5/28, 7/4

Day: Mondays & Wednesdays Time: 9:00 - 10:00am Location: Group Fitness Room Community Fee: $5/class Member Fee: FREE

Water Aerobics This class focuses on both cardio and strength training while you are staying afloat! Whether you’re trying to maintain your current level of fitness or reach a new level, the added benefit of training in water makes our aqua workouts safe and fun without impact to the joints. Even people who suffer from arthritis will want to give these classes a try!

Minimum of 4 people registered by 5/4

Member Incentive

Free fitness classes for Members!


[ game on for Team Charleston ]

JCC Maccabi 2012 Memphis


JCC Maccabi 2012 t® Games® & ArtsFes Memphis, TN 012 August 5-10, 2

“The opportunity of a lifetime for our da ughter!! She had a wonderful experie nce and made frien ds from all over the world - she wasn’t ready for it to end!”

The 2012 JCC Maccabi Games® and ArtsFest® are coming to Memphis! The JCC Maccabi Games® and ArtsFest® are amazing events where thousands of Jewish teens meet, compete and have a great time, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

-Cindy Brams

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[ be forever young at the ‘J’ ]

Senior Transportation Do you need a ride to your next medical appointment, to the grocery store or to JCC programs? JCC transportation is available five days a week. Transportation needs are on a first-come, first-served basis. You may secure weekly appointments by paying for your transportation by the week or month.

Rates: $7 - Round trip within West Ashley $8 - Round trip to Downtown from West Ashley $10 - Group Round Trips Out of Town (30 miles or more) $3 - Each Additional Stop Please note: All medical appointments and JCC members have priority. JCC trips require an RSVP as scheduled on your three-month calendar. The JCC reserves the right to increase transportation fees if fewer than eight (8) individuals are registered.


Why the Charleston ‘J’ Because.... The Charleston JCC senior program offers daily activities for all our 50 plus members. The program includes transportation, day trips, guest speakers, exercise programs and collaborations with nearby senior organizations. Up-to-date information on all our senior activities can be found in the Active Adults Calendar, published quarterly. Call the ‘J’ at 843.571.6565 to get your copy.


FREE Senior Classes for members! For more information, contact Tamar Sternfeld at 843.571.6565 or 22

Forever Fit This exercise program works on balance, flexibility, cardio and resistance to help you become more fit. We use music and games for a class that will leave you energized and elevate your spirit. Ongoing Day: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays Time: 10:00am Community Fee: $5 Member Fee: FREE Chair Exercise Do you have difficulty standing for a long period of time? Then this class is for you! This class incorporates chairs in its focus of balance, flexibility, and resistance to help you reach a new fitness levels. Ongoing Day: Mondays, Fridays Time: 11:15am Location: Sherman House Recreation Room Community Fee: $5 Member Fee: FREE Tai Chi for Health The Tai Chi for Health is a fun to learn simplified form of Tai Chi. It is appropriate for seniors and those with limited range of motion. It will “get your chi moving,” for more energy and better overall health! Starts 1/11 Day: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm Community Fee: $5 Member Fee: FREE Mah Jongg Join us for Mah Jongg Days! Meet new friends and enjoy the game. Open to new and seasoned players. Snacks and Mah Jongg cards are provided. Ongoing Day: Mondays & Wednesdays Time: 12:00pm Fee: FREE Bingo and Snacks More Bingo fun! Snacks will be provided. Lunch is available from Addlestone for an additional $5. Ongoing Day: 1st Tuesday of the month Time: 12:00pm Community Fee: $5 Member Fee: FREE

Super Bingo and Lunch Calling all Bingo lovers! Join us every month for a delicious kosher lunch, good prizes, and great fun in the JCC Senior Lounge. Ongoing Day: Last Tuesday of the month Time: 12:00pm Community Fee: $7 Member Fee: $5 Chatroom and Lunch Enjoy a kosher lunch with your friends and discuss current events with Ijo Toporek. Ongoing Day: 3rd Tuesday of every other month Time: 12:00pm Community Fee: $3 Member Fee: FREE Please RSVP to the Tamar at 571.6565 x 307

Broadway Awaits for ‘Mary Poppins’ We are taking to the stage to see the hit musical, Mary Poppins, part of the Best of Broadway series at the North Charleston Coliseum. Join us for this unforgettable story and songs from the popular Disney film. We will meet at the JCC and go to dinner before the show. Your ticket includes entrance to the show and transportation. 2/1 Day: Wednesday Time: 5:30pm Location: Meet at the JCC Fee: $55/person; Dutch Treat Dinner RSVP by 1/3. Tickets are limited; your payment is your reservation.

Broadway Awaits for ‘Wicked’ Join us for Wicked, part of the Best of Broadway series at the North Charleston Coliseum. Wicked, the musical hit that claims, “So much happened before Dorthy dropped in!” We will meet at the JCC and go to lunch before the show. Your ticket includes entrance to the show and transportation. 3/29 Day: Sunday Time: 12:00pm Location: Meet at the JCC Fee: $65/person; Dutch Treat Lunch RSVP by 1/9. Tickets are limited; your payment is your reservation.


Local Happenings [ it’s all here for you at the ‘J’ ]

The PJ Library in Charleston www.

The PJ Library® program supports families in their Jewish journey by sending Jewishcontent books and music on a monthly basis to children from age six months to seven years for free! Created by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, The PJ Library is funded locally by the Charleston Jewish Federation in partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and generous local philanthropists. For more information please contact Sarah Swingle, CJF Program Director, at 843.571.6565 or at sarahs@

Why the Charleston ‘J’ Because.... Through our programs and campus partners we are able to serve all ages and stages within our community. We create community through shared celebration and life moments.

For more information, please contact the JCC at 843.571.6565 or 24

Charleston Jewish Community Kosher Food Pantry

The mission of the Charleston Jewish Community Kosher Food Pantry is to provide healthy food to individuals and families in crisis in the Charleston Jewish community and to increase awareness of the existence of hunger in our community. For more information please contact Sarah Swingle, CJF Program Director, at 843.571.6565 or at sarahs@ Mt Pleasant Challah Now being sold in Mt Pleasant, it’s the JCC’s famous challah! We will be at “From Here to Maternity” at 1055 Johnny Dodds Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. We are there Fridays, from 10-1 pm. Pre-order your challah to guarantee that it will be there for you, or come in and buy one of our extras while they last. To pre-order, contact the JCC at 843.571.6565.

JCC Challah Pre-order your challah to guarantee that it will be there for you or come in and buy one of our extras while they last. To pre-order, contact the JCC at 843.571.6565. The REMEMBER Program

The REMEMBER Program for Holocaust and Genocide Education plays an important role in our community. The goals of the program include educating about the horrors of the Holocaust, promoting the concept of mutual respect for all peoples, creating goodwill and building community amongst all ethnicities in Charleston, and inspiring people to take a stand for what is right. For more information please contact Sandra Brett, REMEMBER Program Director at 843.556.6600 or YAD

YAD offers young Jewish singles, couples, families and new residents a broad range of social, educational and volunteer opportunities. Our events provide an opportunity to expand your social or professional network with other young Jews in the Charleston area and encourage participation in the Charleston Jewish community. Since YAD’s primary focus is social and educational, fundraising is not a goal of the group. In addition, there is no membership fee. For more information please contact Sarah Swingle, CJF Program Director, at 843.571.6565 or Culture Club The JCC Cultural Arts committee is looking for its newest members! Interested? For more information please contact Tamar Sternfeld at OPINIONS CJFor 843.571.6565

Here’s your chance to connect to your Jewish roots by becoming a member of several Jewish organizations for a low cost! Charleston has a wealth of Jewish institutions, from the JCC with its great pool and fitness facilities, to the warm and welcoming Chabad house, to our wonderful Synagogues of all types: Reform, Conservative and Orthodox. For more information please contact Sarah Swingle, CJF Program Director, at 843.571.6565 or Shalom Baby “Shalom Baby” warmly welcomes new babies and reaches out to parents in the Charleston Jewish Community. Each new baby is greeted with a visit by CJF Staff and a gift, a custom-made tzedakah box from “HelloEverywear!”, a custom-design, madeto-order T-shirt and gift company run by a Jewish mother right here in Charleston. The Shalom Baby program is generously funded by a grant from the Zucker Family Foundation. Do you have a new addition to the family? We’d love to visit and provide a gift! Contact Sarah Swingle, CJF Program Director, at 843.571.6565 or sarahs@ to let us know about your special new family member! Charleston Jewish Federation

The mission of the Charleston Jewish Federation is to build, strengthen, and preserve Jewish identity and the needs of the community through partnerships that enable us to serve the needs of our local Jewish community, Israel, and worldwide. For more information please contact Sarah Swingle, CJF Program Director, at 843.571.6565 or sarahs@




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It’s my party...

[ and you’re invited to party at the ‘J’ ]

Birthday Parties at the 'J' The Charleston ‘J’ is the perfect place to host your child's next birthday party. Choose from several different packages, like our Gym Jam Jubilee, our Awesome Arts & Crafts Party or create your own dream party. Our dedicated staff is there to help make your child’s special day, extra special. No birthday parties after 2:30pm on Fridays and no parties on Saturdays. 26

To schedule your birthday party, please contact Tamar Sternfeld at 843.571.6565 or


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Rick R echt

2012 Bonfire, Barbeque, and Band Thursday May 10th, at 5:30pm

Come celebrate the holiday of Lag B’Omer and hear Jewish rock star, Rick Recht, live at the Charleston JCC. We will have dinner, a bonfire, and Rick will preform his amazing music. Open to everyone. This is going to be the party of the year, you won’t want to miss it! 27

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Charleston 'J' Lights 2012  

Charleston 'J' Lights 2012

Charleston 'J' Lights 2012  

Charleston 'J' Lights 2012