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801 Percy Warner Boulevard Nashville, TN 37205 615.356.7170 nashvillejcc.org

GORDON JCC NASHVILLE


There is something about this place.

Staff Directory Leslie M. Sax, Executive Director 615.354.1633 | leslie@nashvillejcc.org

Andrew Schulman, Sports and Recreation 615.354.1656 | andrew@nashvillejcc.org

Sheri Rosenberg, BBYO/Teen Director 615.354.1659 | sherirosenberg@bbyo.org

Marilyn Rubin, Executive Assistant 615.354.1679 | marilyn@nashvillejcc.org

Alex Heller, Adult Director 615.354.1623 | alex@nashvillejcc.org

Carrie Mills, GJCC Gallery Curator 615.354.1699 | carrie@nashvillejcc.org

Anita Howards, Director of Finance 615.354.1621 | anita@nashvillejcc.org

Jack Simon, Camp and Youth Services Director 615.354.1625 | jack@nashvillejcc.org

Fran Brumlik, NJFF Director 615.354.1628 | fran@nashvillejcc.org

Dara Freiberg, Membership & Development 615.354-1639 | dara@nashvillejcc.org

Marisa Byard, Asst. Director Camp and Youth 615.354.1681 | marisa@nashvillejcc.org

Daryl Nolen, Facilities Director 615.354.1682 | daryl@nashvillejcc.org

Harriet Shirley, Health & Wellness Director 615.354.1649 | harriet@nashvillejcc.org

Terri Katzenstein, ECLC Director 615.354.1626 | terri@nashvillejcc.org

Grant Smith, Director of Security 615.354.1673 | grant@nashvillejcc.org

Daniel Christmas, Aquatics Director 615.354.1663 | daniel@nashvillejcc.org

Renee Geltzer, Assistant ECLC Director 615.354.1640 | renee@nashvillejcc.org

Allen Cummings, IT Director 615.354.1675 | allen@nashvillejcc.org

Jhonda Johnston, Aquatics Program Director 615.354.1696 | jhonda@nashvillejcc.org


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Building Hours

Welcome to the GJCC General Information Fitness Adult Sports Youth Sports Aquatics ECLC Youth Family Engagement Teens Art Galleries Adults Seniors Jewish Learning Gordon Jewish Community Center Board of Directors and Principle Officers Leslie Sax Executive Director OFFICERS Carla M. Rosenthal, President Frank E. Gordon, President-Elect Raymond Jacobs, Vice President Rachel Kraft Johnson, Treasurer Rhonda Wernick, Secretary David F. Lewis, Past President BOARD OF DIRECTORS Erin Coleman Lauren Cooper Beth Ducklo Jamie Eskind Gil Fox, III Cindee Gold Amy Goldstein David Heller Dick Krebs Ilsa Krivcher Sara Melamed Evan Nahmias Laurel Orley Bernard A. Pargh Lisa Perlen* Jessica Pinsly Leeron Resnick Patricia Straus Alyssa Trachtman Afshin Yazdian Jack Zigelsky *Jewish Federation President

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MISSION STATEMENT The Gordon Jewish Community Center welcomes all, builds community, and provides excellent programs rooted in Jewish values to enrich the mind, body, and spirit. OUR VALUES The Gordon JCC creates a welcoming tent by valuing: Respect for One Another - Kavod Community - Kehillah Connections at All Stages of Life - L’dor V’dor Enriching the Mind/Body/Spirit Ha’ashara Excellence - Hitz’tayinut Sustainability - Hemshechiyut

Main Building Monday–Thursday: 5:30am–8:45pm Friday: 5:30am–5:45pm Saturday–Sunday: 8am–4:45pm Indoor Pool Hours (Jan-May) Monday-Thursday: 5:30am – 7:45pm Friday: 5:30am – 5:45pm Saturday-Sunday: 8am – 4:45pm Tot Spot (Ages 6 weeks & up) Monday - Friday 8am-12pm Monday, Wednesday 4:30pm-6:30pm Sunday 9am-12am

Holiday Hours New Year’s Saturday, 12/31/16: Center closes at 4:45pm Sunday, 1/1: Fitness/pool: 8am-2pm Offices: Closed Passover Monday, 4/10: Center closes at 3pm Tuesday, 4/11-Wednesday, 4/12: Center Closed Memorial Day Monday, 5/30: Fitness/pool: 8am-2pm Outdoor pool: 10am-6pm Offices: Closed

The Gordon JCC is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Middle Tennessee.

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WELCOME TO THE GJCC! Dear Members, As we begin 2017, we are excited about what we have planned at the Gordon JCC. We begin our year with a party and a workout challenge. For those of you who competed in the ‘Across Tennessee’ challenge last year, it’s back, with a few tweaks to level the playing field for those workouts that cover less distance. Group swim lessons will get the kids ready for summer! Reserve a spot now, as they are filling up fast! On January 21st, we look forward to a wonderful Big Night Out celebration with lots of silent auction donations, a delicious dinner and great entertainment by Ricky Kalmon, a well-known hypnotist and interactive comedian. To cap off the month, be sure to catch the Early Childhood art exhibit-a must see! In February, we continue our Wellness programming with a focus on keeping your heart healthy. In March, our Jewish Author series continues when Joyce Goldstein arrives from San Francisco for a presentation on March 19th, and Kate Siegel and her “Crazy Jewish Mom,” Kim Friedman will join us for lunch on March 22nd. In April, we will celebrate Passover for all ages. Art on the West Side returns to the J on April 22-23, with returning and new artists. We’ve been fortunate to see the previews and we’re very excited! And then we’re into summer when our Outdoor Pool reopens, complete with a new Pool Café! We also look forward to lots of kids on the campus, when Camp Davis and Camp K’Toni are in session. There is something going on every day at the J. If you are not an early riser, you may be surprised to know that early mornings are our busiest times in the Fitness Center and the pool. ECLC parents arrive next, sharing their children with us, which we consider an honor. If you are at the J on Monday or Friday mornings, stop in the lobby for our ECLC celebrations of Havdalah and Shabbat, it will put a smile on your face! Many mornings, our adults take fitness classes, including boot camp, yoga and Pilates and Silver Sneaker classes. Our Senior crowd comes to the J weekly for book club, movie club, bridge and mahjong, and TGIT. Our afternoons are busy as kids arrive for Planet Kid and after-school activities. On many evenings, we have community leaders in meetings, plays being rehearsed, BBYO teens planning their next event, and Israeli dancing. Of course, we could not do all of this without the support of our amazing GJCC staff, our committed members, and our generous donors. To all of you, we send our heartfelt appreciation! If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please let us know. There’s something about this place—and you’re the reason why! Happy 2017!!

Program Quick Reference Chart

Private Tennis Lessons and Music Lessons offered daily

Look inside for more details! Ages

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

0-5

Super Sharks Adv. Super Sharks PLAY BALL Tennis PLAY BALL Soccer Preschool Dance

Super Sharks Adv. Super Sharks

Super Sharks Water Babies Adv. Super Sharks Water Tots Super Sharks

Water Babies Water Tots Super Sharks Adv. Super Sharks

5-10

Junior Sharks Indoor Youth Soccer Jr. Youth Tennis Swim Team

TSU Level 1 & 2 Fencing Creative Movement Swim Team

Junior Sharks TSU Level 1

Junior Sharks TSU Level 1 & 2 Jr. FIFA Soccer Jr. NBA Basketball

11-18 Swim Team

Swim Team

18+

Aqua Tighten & Tone Aqua Fit Aqua Blast Aqua Arthritis

Aqua Tighten & Tone Aqua Fit Oil Painting

Thursday

Friday

TSU Level 2 Creative Movement Swim Team

Sunday

Swim Team Fencing Aqua Tighten & Tone Aqua Fit Bridge Movie Club

Aqua Tighten & Tone Aqua Fit Adult Stroke Clinic Aqua Blast Aqua Arthritis TGIT

Aqua Tighten & Tone Aqua Fit Book Club

H2O Variety Racquetball League


GENERAL INFORMATION Guest Policy

Membership

Members are welcome to bring guests to use the GJCC with them under the following guidelines:

The goal of the Gordon Jewish Community Center is to enrich the lives of individuals and families through cultural, athletic, recreational, and social activities. We strive to support a balance of mind, spirit and body for our membership through diverse programming. Building and preserving a positive Jewish way of life and promoting a spirit of belonging to the greater Nashville community is at the core of what we do.

• They must be accompanied by a JCC member. • All guests must be prepared to show valid photo ID, fill out a guest registration form, and provide appropriate payment. • A local resident may be a guest no more than three times per calendar year. • Out of town guests and guests who belong to another JCC may use the GJCC for up to 14 days. Verification by their local JCC is required.

Guest Pass Fees: • Children under age 2: free • Adults: $10

• Children under age 18: $5

Membership Benefits As a member of the Gordon JCC, you have access to state of the art fitness facilities, indoor and outdoor pools, group fitness classes including spinning, yoga, and TRX, diverse cultural, educational, and athletic programming for both children and adults. Monthly Rate*

Unaccompanied Child Policy: Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult (age 16+) while at the GJCC unless participating in a program. They must be walked to and from the program by an adult.

Online Registration Visit “the Hub” at nashvillejcc.org/the-hub or on our homepage and click on the “Register Online” button.

In Person/Phone Registration Please speak with the Department Director of the program you would like to register for. Call our Accounting Office Monday-Friday at 615.354.1689

Payment Full payment is required at the time of registration. A current, annual membership is required at the time of registration and throughout the session to take advantage of member pricing.

Key Cards All JCC members are provided key cards. Members must carry their cards with them and be ready to show them upon entering the building.

Diaper/Pool Policy All families with children ages 4 and under will be stopped at the pool entrance by the GJCC staff. Families must verify that all children 3 and under are wearing a swim diaper AND plastic pants. If a child, who is already four, is completely potty-trained, meaning no accidents in the past 30 days, they will not be required to wear the swim diaper and plastic pants. Children, of any age, who are not fully potty-trained, will be required to wear swim diapers and plastic pants.

Tot Spot Hours

Full Time Student/Young Adult 18-29

$39

Under age 30 or full time student (no children) Young Adult Couples 18-29 $56 One spouse, domestic partner or significant other is under age 30 or full time student (no children). Individual 30-64

$72

Couples 30-64

$93

Family Couples with single, dependent children through age 25 living at home

$108

Single Parent Family One parent and dependent children through age 25 living at home

$84

Senior Individual 65+

$48

Senior Couple 65+

$67

Associate Living over 45 minutes outside of the Nashville area

$52

Silver Sneakers/PRIME/Silver & Fit With qualifying insurance plans. Must be on their own membership accounts without dependents. *Price excludes $8.25 monthly security fee. Valid through December, 2017. Monthly membership costs are based on a full year/12 month commitment.

Membership Questions? Contact our Membership and Development Director, Dara Freiberg at 615.354.1639 or dara@nashvillejcc.org.

Monday-Friday: 8-12pm Monday & Wednesday: 4:30pm-6:30pm Sun: 9am-12pm Call 615-354-1649 for more information

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FITNESS

FITNESS AT THE GJCC The GJCC Fitness Center is open to members ages 14 and up, and has everything needed for beginner to advanced strength and cardiovascular training. Equipment available includes top of the line treadmills, upright cycles, recumbent cycles, StepMills, rowing Machines, elliptical trainers, cross trainers, recumbent stepper (NuStep), and lateral trainer, as well as a full strength circuit, large cable-crossover station, plate-loaded equipment, Smith rack, power cage, adjustable benches, Olympic racks, kettlebells, barbells, and dumbbells. Most cardio equipment include televisions for entertainment during exercise. We feature well-known industry names like Cybex, Stairmaster, Schwinn, Hoist, Matrix, TRUE, Helix, Concept II, NuStep, and more. A fitness attendant is available to provide assistance, and all members may have a free hour-long appointment with a certified personal trainer. In addition to the fitness center, areas for physical fitness include an indoor track, full-sized basketball court, group fitness studio with mirrored walls, hardwood floors, and ballet barre, racquetball court, and Indoor Cycling Studio, plus space for core exercises such as TRX, medicine ball training, kettlebells, and body-weight work.

Group Fitness Classes

Indoor Track

Do you prefer group fitness classes? Then we have free classes, included in your membership, that can give you the workout you crave. We offer classes for all fitness levels and are happy to talk with you about which class will serve you best. Join a community of exercisers and have fun while getting fit!

We have an amazing indoor track for running and walking. Please observe proper track etiquette:

We are constantly adding new classes to serve our members, so if there is a class you would like us to consider not being offered, get a group of like-minded folks and let us know – we will do our best to make it happen! Group fitness classes are open to ages 14 and up; ages 10 to 13 may attend Zumba, Pound, and Level I Yoga classes if accompanied by parent or guardian.

• Move to the inside lane to allow faster traffic to pass easily • When with a friend, do not run/walk side-by-side • Wear proper shoes • Children under age 10 are not permitted on the track

Indoor Cycling & Fusion Studio Featuring Schwinn AC Performance Plus Carbon Blue bikes with MPower Echelon consoles and triple-link pedals, plus space for core exercises such as TRX, medicine ball training, kettlebells, and body-weight work.

Schedules may change slightly each month.

Tot-Spot

Current schedules are available in the following formats:

Get in a workout, swim laps, take group fitness classes, or utilize other GJCC facilities and we’ll watch the kids! It’s complimentary for members up to 90 minutes. See page 2 for Tot-Spot hours.

• Online at nashvillejcc.org/fitness-schedule • Flyers in the front lobby and outside of the Fitness Center

MASSAGE Massage Therapists Michael Jordan, LMT Marijana Lucic, LMT, and Teresa Mink, LMT, offer onsite massage services for members and nonmembers. With over 28 years of experience combined, these therapists are available by appointment to provide professional services in the convenience of the JCC. Massage, or bodywork, is powerful! Whether it is referred to as pampering, therapeutic, or rejuvenating, and whether it is sought for stress relief, pain management, post-operative care, recovery, or relaxation, massage therapy can be a powerful tool in a healthcare program. Massage is a proven, effective treatment for reducing stress, pain, muscle tension, and depression. To book: Michael Jordan: 714.222.3393 or michael@fortitudesportstherapy.com Marijana Lucic: 615.596.2122 or lucic_marijana@yahoo.com Teresa Mink: 615.604.8437, or book online at www.massagebook.com/TeresaMinkLMT


NASHVILLEJCC.ORG Personal Training There is no better way to be held accountable to a fitness program than with the help of one of our Personal trainers! Combining experience, expertise, enthusiasm, and energy, our trainers provide you with a unique, customized workout created specifically to help you reach your goals. Working out with a trainer can help you to reach your fitness goals, and helps ensure you are exercising safely and correctly. Build muscle, lose weight, and help train for your favorite sport with Personal Training. Look taller and feel better by sculpting your muscles through proven Pilates movements. Enhance daily living, improve flexibility, alleviate chronic pain, and build strength with Yoga. One-on-one Personal Training Fees 1 Session 5 Sessions 10 Sessions 20 Sessions 50 Sessions

1 Hour M: $65 | NM: $80 M: $310 | NM: $375 M: $600 | NM: $720 M: $1,150 | NM: $1,380 M: $2,700 | NM: $3,240

Half Hour M: $38 | NM: $53 M: $185 | NM: $225 M: $360 | NM: $435 M: $700 | NM: $840 M: $1,620 | NM: $1,945

New to training? Get your first 3 full-hour sessions for only $153! Or, try 3 half-hour sessions for $93.

HAVE YOU TRIED

SEMI-PRIVATE PERSONAL TRAINING Share your love of personal training, Pilates, or yoga with a friend or two. Improve your fitness level and quality of life with a challenging, goal-oriented program built for 2-3 people. Training with another person has documented benefits in motivation, adherence and inspiration. 1 Session 2 People 3 People

1 Hour M: $48.50 | NM: $63.50 M: $32.50 | NM: $47.50

Half Hour M: $23.50 | NM: $38.50 N/A

5 Sessions 2 People 3 People

1 Hour M: $225 | NM: $270 M: $150 | NM: $180

Half Hour M: $115 | NM: $140 N/A

(Price is per person per session for all group training)

Youth/Teen Workout You must be 14 years old to workout by yourself in the Fitness Center, however youths ages 10-13 can use selected cardio equipment provided they are with their parent. *Youths age 10-13 can workout on their own after completing our free Youth & Teen Fitness Certification Course held quarterly. For more information, see pg. 8.

NIA?

NiaÂŽ is an exhilarating movement and lifestyle practice that is the first cardio workout to combine martial arts, dance, and healing arts in a fun and creative class. Nia practitioners report increased energy, strength, flexibility, mobility and agility, as well as improved posture, balance and stability.

THURSDAYS AT 9:15AM Private Pilates & Yoga Training Work one-on-one with a certified Pilates or Yoga instructor. Engage your core and work on skeletal alignment, creating a lean, strong center. Look taller and feel better by sculpting muscles through proven Pilates movements under the close eye of an experienced Pilates trainer. Or, with Yoga, learn techniques with an instructor who will ensure you are positioned properly for lasting results that change the way you move, feel, and live. Enhance daily activity, improve flexibility, alleviate chronic pain, and practice relaxation. Pricing the same as Personal Training. Also available as Semi-Private for 2 people.

WELLNESS Our wellness series is continuing at the GJCC this spring. Please see pg. 18 for full details! For more information on any of our fitness programs, please contact: Harriet Shirley, Fitness Director harriet@nashvillejcc.org | 615.356.1649

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NASHVILLEJCC.ORG 6AM

MONDAY

TUESDAY

KICKBOX Devan

5:45am FIT CAMP (45) Samantha

8AM

9AM

10:30AM

11:15AM

12PM

8am: BUTTS & GUTS (30) Traci 8:30am: EXTREME CARDIO BLAST (30) Traci 9:15am RIP EXPRESS BY TRX (45) Danny SILVER SNEAKERS CLASSIC (45) Cynthia

BALANCE AND CORE YOGA Tony

SILVER SNEAKERS YOGA (45) Regina 12:05pm: ZUMBA Amber

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

8am: BUTTS & GUTS (30) Traci 8:30am: EXTREME CARDIO BLAST (30) Traci

8am: INTRO YOGA (30) Cynthia 8:30am: CORE YOGA (45) Cynthia

9:15am Bata BOOM Marie

9:15 NIA CLASS Nancy

9:30am: THE CURE (45) Traci *May be downstairs

SILVER SNEAKERS CLASSIC (45) Cynthia

GENTLE YOGA Level I Cynthia

SILVER SNEAKERS CLASSIC (45) Cynthia

HATHA YOGA Cynthia

ZUMBA Amber

12:05pm: ZUMBA BLAST (45) Amber POUND Fit (45) Carolyn/Cynthia

MAT PILATES Level I Kris

HATHA YOGA Level I Cynthia

HATHA YOGA Level I & II Cynthia

MAT PILATES Level I & II Kris

POUND FIT (45) Carolyn/Cynthia 5:45pm: ZUMBA (45) Amber

BUTTS & GUTS (45) Susan

6:40pm: ZUMBA (50) Carolyn

BEGINNER ISRAELI DANCE

BODY BLAST (30) Carolyn

7:30pm: INTERMED/ADV ISRAELI DANCE

YOGA STRETCH (45) Carolyn

5PM

6:30PM

SUNDAY

11:30am: MAT PILATES Level II Kris

1PM

3:30PM

SAT

FIT CAMP DeeAnn

SILVER SNEAKERS YOGA (45) Regina INTRODUCTORY MAT PILATES Kris

FRIDAY

7PM

INDOOR CYCLING STUDIO 5:45AM 8:30AM

CYCLING (45) Traci 8:15am: PURE STRENGTH (45) Karen

CYCLING (50) Karen

CYCLING (45) Regina CYCLE FUSION Karen

CYCLE FUSION Danny CYCLING Varies

9:30AM 5:30PM

RIDE & CORE Danny

• Classes are 60 minutes long unless otherwise noted on the schedule. • Please arrive on time to allow for instruction on equipment, and proper warm-up to reduce risk of injury. • Indoor Cycling studio is located downstairs. Maximum Participants: 12. No saving bikes allowed. • We recommend bringing your own yoga mat (except for SilverSneakers™ Yoga – no mat needed). • No children under 10 are allowed in the group fitness or cycling studio during class times for safety reasons. • Class offerings may change based on number of participants, instructor availability, and fitness trends. Please check the online schedule to ensure you have the most accurate information about what is being offered.


SPORTS AND RECREATION

TENNIS PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE TENNIS LESSONS AVAILABLE Tennis lessons for all ages! Contact the GJCC 615-356-7170 or online at nashvillejcc.org. Step up your tennis game with lessons from the GJCC today! Rates Private 1 Lesson 4 Lessons 8 Lessons

1 hour M: $50 | NM: $60 M: $190 | NM: $230 M: $380 | NM: $430

½ hour M: $35 | NM: $42

Semi-Private 2 people: 75% of the above pricing per person 3 people: 50% of the above pricing per person

Adult Sports Programs Sport

Age

Day

Time

Dates

Member | Non-Member Price

18+

Sundays

8am-12pm

Mar-May

M: $40 | NM: $50

18+

Weekdays

Evenings

Mar-May

M: $60 (Team $600) NM: $75 (Team $750)

RACQUETBALL LEAGUE The GJCC will manage the schedule and standings and provide game balls.

MENS 5-ON-5 BASKETBALL LEAGUE Join a team or form your own up to 10. Teams will play games on our main court with referees provided by the GJCC. Rosters can have up to 10. 6-week regular season followed by a 2 week post season tournament.

Preschool Sports Programs Sport

Age

Day

Time

Dates

Member | Non-Member Price

3-5

Monday

3-3:45pm

1/23-3/13

M: $128 | NM: $160

3-5

Monday

3-3:45pm

3/27-5/22

M: $140 | NM: $175

PLAY BALL SOCCER Learn fundamentals for “playing ball” – we will focus on running, jumping, throwing, kicking, catching, stretching and balancing.

PLAY BALL TENNIS Learn fundamentals for Tennis. We will focus on hand-eye coordination, positioning, jumping, balancing and more. Students are separated by age group and development to help with learning gross Motor Skills.

*Current ECLC students can stay in their classrooms until they are picked up by GJCC staff.

For more information on any of our sports programs, please contact: Andrew Schulman, Sports & Rec Coordinator andrew@nashvillejcc.org | 615.356.1656 Weekday youth sports offer early pickup from school. Please inquire about rates for this service. Dates and times subject to change.

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SPORTS AND RECREATION Youth & Teen Fitness Certification Program The GJCC recognizes that youth and teens are uniquely positioned to develop lifelong habits that can help, or hurt them. Living and leading a healthy lifestyle includes physical activity. This program is for members ages 10 to 13 to learn to safely utilize equipment, and understand the benefits of cardiovascular, strength, & flexibility training. Class includes manual, lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice. Participants must pass a written and proficiency test to obtain certification. A badge is presented upon successful completion and must be worn when in the fitness center. • Ages 10-13 • Free quarterly class (see quarterly schedule for dates) or by appointment as private session • Free for class; $35 for private session Ages 10 through 13 may work out using treadmills, cycles, elliptical trainers, ARC trainers, or rowers without the certification program provided they are within arms-reach of a parent.

Call Harriet Shirley at 615-354-1649 or email at harriet@nashvillejcc.org for more information

Youth Sports Programs Sport

Age

Day

Time

Dates

Member | Non-Member Price

Tuesday

3:30-4:15pm

2/7-2/28

M: $100 | NM: $125

CREATIVE MOVEMENT 4-7 New Dialect’s series of creative movement classes for children. Class begins with centering exercises to integrate core movement patterns, breath-support and embodied awareness. Progressions include the relationship between fall and rebound, articulation and flow, momentum and kinetic range.

*$20 extra for early pickup from school. $40 extra shuttle service from St. Henry’s.

JR. YOUTH INDOOR SOCCER For beginners who are developing hand-eye coordination. Students will be introduced to side-to-side format. Focus on fundamentals and development at appropriate skill levels.

5-10

Monday

4-5pm

1/23-3/13

M: $140 | NM: $175

*$20 extra for early pickup from school. $40 extra shuttle service from St. Henry’s.

JR. NBA BASKETBALL PROGRAM Teaches the fundamentals of basketball including shooting techniques, dribbling fundamentals, ball handling, and defensive strategies. All skill levels invited!

5-7

Sunday

3-3:30pm

2/5-2/26

M: $65 | NM: $80

8-10

Sunday

3:30-4pm

2/5-2/26

M: $65 | NM: $80

5-10

Monday

4-5pm

3/27-5/22

M: $175 | NM: $220

JR. YOUTH TENNIS For beginners up to age 10. Students will play from the baseline with orange balls. Drills and group games used for teaching.

*$20 extra for early pickup from school. $40 extra shuttle service from St. Henry’s.

JR. FIFA SOCCER PROGRAM Semi-annual fundamental soccer program teaches soccer without competition. Great for kids that have never played an organized sport, or are new to soccer, the focus is on skills, sportsmanship, teamwork, and fun!

5-7

Sunday

3-3:30pm

4/2-4/30

M: $65 | NM: $80

8-10

Sunday

3:30-4pm

4/2-4/30

M: $65 | NM: $80

5-9

Tuesday

3:45-4:30pm

4/4-5/16

M: $100 | NM: $125

10-13

Thursday

3:45-4:30pm

4/6-5/18

M: $100 | NM: $125

FENCING Basic fencing technique and general fitness. Students will learn the basics of fencing and develop familiarity with fencing rules, equipment, terminology and movements while keeping a spirit of free play and creativity.

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AQUATICS Indoor Pool Hours Monday – Thursday: 5:30am – 7:45pm Friday: 5:30am – 5:45pm Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 4:45pm Closed Holidays Two sessions of youth swim are listed: January-March and March-May. A child may enroll in either session, or both for continued learning.

Youth Aquatics Class

Age

Day

Time

Dates

Member | Non-Member Price

6-18mo

Sunday

11-11:30am

1/8-3/12

M: $180 | NM: $220

6-18mo

Thursday

10-10:30am

1/12-3/16

M: $180 | NM: $220

6-18mo

Sunday

11-11:30am

3/26-5/21

M: $144 | NM: $176

6-18mo

Thursday

10-10:30am

3/30-5/25

M: $144 | NM: $176

19-36mo

Sunday

9:30-10am

1/8-3/12

M: $180 | NM: $220

19-36mo

Thursday

9:30-10am

1/12-3/16

M: $180 | NM: $220

19-36mo

Sunday

9:30-10am

3/26-5/21

M: $144 | NM: $176

19-36mo

Thursday

9:30-10am

3/30-5/25

M: $144 | NM: $176

3-4

Sunday

11:30am-12pm

1/8-3/12

M: $180 | NM: $220

3-4

Monday

3:30-4pm

1/9-3/13

M: $180 | NM: $220

SUPER SHARKS

3-4

Tuesday

3:30-4pm

1/10-3/14

M: $180 | NM: $220

Prerequisite: Must be able to enter shallow water without a parent. Skills to be introduced include: breath control, bobbing, unassisted gliding on the front and back, beginner crawl and backstroke.

3-4

Wednesday

3:30-4pm

1/11-3/15

M: $180 | NM: $220

3-4

Thursday

3:30-4pm

1/12-3/16

M: $180 | NM: $220

3-4

Sunday

11:30am-12pm

3/26-5/21

M: $144 | NM: $176

3-4

Monday

3:30-4pm

3/27-5/22

M: $144 | NM: $176

3-4

Tuesday

3:30-4pm

3/28-5/23

M: $144 | NM: $176

3-4

Wednesday

3:30-4pm

3/29-5/24

M: $144 | NM: $176

3-4

Thursday

3:30-4pm

3/30-5/25

M: $144 | NM: $176

4-5

Sunday

11-11:30am

1/8-3/12

M: $180 | NM: $220

4-5

Monday

3-3:30pm

1/9-3/13

M: $180 | NM: $220

4-5

Tuesday

3-3:30pm

1/10-3/14

M: $180 | NM: $220

WATER BABIES This class of games, songs and swimming activities is designed to encourage a safe, positive, fun experience in the water as well as provide parents with tools for enjoying their children in the water. All babies must be accompanied by one adult.

WATER TOTS This class of water games and exercises promotes the swimming techniques of breath control, bobbing, kicking, arm movements, and prone and back floating. All toddlers must be accompanied by one adult.

ADVANCED SUPER SHARKS Prerequisites: Able to jump into water, swim on front with some arm motion for 5 yds while blowing bubbles, flutter kick on back with or without a flotation device for 5 yds. Skills taught will promote proper swimming technique including floating and gliding on the side, over-the-water arm strokes on the front and back, and treading water.

4-5

Wednesday

4-4:30pm

1/11-3/15

M: $180 | NM: $220

4-5

Sunday

12-12:30pm

3/26-5/21

M: $144 | NM: $176

4-5

Monday

3-3:30pm

3/27-5/22

M: $144 | NM: $176

4-5

Tuesday

3-3:30pm

3/28-5/23

M: $144 | NM: $176

4-5

Wednesday

4-4:30pm

3/29-5/24

M: $144 | NM: $176

6+

Sunday

10-10:40am

1/8-3/12

M: $180 | NM: $220

6+

Wednesday

4:30-5:10pm

1/11-3/15

M: $180 | NM: $220

6+

Sunday

10-10:40am

3/26-5/21

M: $144 | NM: $176

6+

Wednesday

4:30-5:10pm

3/29-5/24

M: $144 | NM: $176

JUNIOR SHARKS Prerequisites: Must be able to enter shallow water without a parent. Skills to be taught include: breath control, bobbing, unassisted gliding on the front and back, beginner crawl, elementary backstroke, backstroke, and treading water.

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Tiger Shark University

No refunds or make-ups for missed classes.

These classes are designed for swimmers ages 5 and older who are ready for stroke development and conditioning. All four competitive strokes will be taught along with racing dives. A swimmer may take more than one class per week. Class

TIGER SHARK U LEVEL 1 Prerequisites: Able to kick on front and back for 15 yds with proper technique, push off, streamline and kick on front, unassisted for 10 yds, freestyle coordination for 10 yds with or without breathing, tread water for 30 seconds in deep water.

TIGER SHARK U LEVEL 2 Prerequisites: Able to kick on front and back for 25 yds with proper technique, push off, streamline and kick on front, unassisted for 15 yds, freestyle coordination for 25 yds with or without breathing, tread water for 90 seconds in deep water.

Age

Day

Time

Dates

Member | Non-Member Price

5+

Sunday

12:15-12:55pm

1/8-3/12

M: $180 | NM: $220

5+

Tuesday

4:45-5:25pm

1/10-3/14

M: $180 | NM: $220

5+

Wednesday

4-4:50pm

1/11-3/15

M: $180 | NM: $220

5+

Sunday

12:15-12:55pm

3/26-5/21

M: $144 | NM: $176

5+

Tuesday

4:45-5:25pm

3/28-5/23

M: $144 | NM: $176

5+

Wednesday

4-4:50pm

3/29-5/24

M: $144 | NM: $176

6+

Sunday

11:30am-12:10pm 1/8-3/12

M: $180 | NM: $220

6+

Tuesday

4-4:40pm

1/10-3/14

M: $180 | NM: $220

6+

Thursday

4-4:40pm

1/12-3/16

M: $180 | NM: $220

6+

Sunday

11:30am-12:10pm 3/26-5/21

M: $144 | NM: $176

6+

Tuesday

4-4:40pm

3/28-5/23

M: $144 | NM: $176

6+

Thursday

4-4:40pm

3/30-5/25

M: $144 | NM: $176

TIGER SHARKS Tiger Sharks Swim Team is a recreational team for ages 7 and up. Swimmers will receive approximately 60% instruction and 40% conditioning. Meets will be optional and scheduled approximately one per four-to-six week period. The winter term lasts 10 weeks. Prerequisites: Must be able to do 3 out of 4 of the competitive swim strokes for 50 yds each.

Winter Schedule: Blue Sharks | 7-10 | M, T, Th | 4-5pm | 1/9-3/16 | M: $235 | NM: $285 White Sharks | 11+ | M, T, Th | 4-5:15pm | 1/9-3/16 | M: $250 | NM: $300


AQUATICS Adult Aquatics

No refunds or make-ups for missed classes.

Class

Age

Day

Time

Dates

Member | Non-Member Price

15+

Thursday

5:30-6:30pm

1/19-2/9

M: $100 | NM: $120

ADULT STROKE CLINIC Advance your swimming technique and style in this series of 4 one-hour classes. Each lesson will focus on one of the four competitive strokes. The course will include personalized stroke technique correction, which will enable you to better obtain the benefits of extended, continuous lap swimming.

Although the pool will be busy in the afternoons with lessons and swim team, at least one lane will always be open for lap swimming.

Water Aerobics Schedule Class

Age

Day

Time

Dates

Member | Non-Member Price

AQUA TIGHTEN & TONE

18+

Mon-Fri

7:30-8:30am

1/1-5/31

M: free | NM: $10

AQUA FIT

18+

Mon-Fri

8:30-9:30am

1/1-5/31

M: free | NM: $10

AQUA BLAST

18+

Tue/Thur

8:30-9:30am

1/1-5/31

M: free | NM: $10

ARTHRITIS/SENIORS

18+

Tue/Thur

10-11am

1/1-5/31

M: free | NM: $10

H20 VARIETY

18+

Sunday

10:30-11:30am

1/1-5/31

M: free | NM: $10

WATER AEROBICS CLASS DESCRIPTIONS Aqua Blast Aqua Blast focuses on flexibility, strength training & cardio. This class is high energy, but allows you to work at your own pace. All fitness levels & non-swimmers are welcome. Aqua Tighten & Tone Aqua Tighten & Tone is a great class that works on your entire body. This class uses a variety of equipment and the body’s natural resistance in the water to tighten & tone your muscles from head to toe. All fitness levels & non-swimmers are welcome. Aqua Fit Aqua Fit uses choreographed exercises to utilize the water’s natural resistance to strengthen and tone your every muscle. This class is a total body workout that uses water weights and suspended moves. All fitness levels & non-swimmers are welcome. H2O Variety Workout H2O Variety combines a variety of different water exercises to work out the entire body. This class focuses on using the water’s natural resistance to build strength, tone muscles, and give a great cardio workout. All fitness levels & nonswimmers are welcome. Arthritis Aquatics/ Senior Water Workout Our Arthritis/Senior class is a great option for many who have limited land mobility and can suffer from varied muscle & joint soreness. This class focuses on movement within your own limits and providing a total body stretching routine. All fitness levels & non-swimmers are welcome.

For more information on GJCC swimming, please contact: Jhonda Johnston at jhonda@nashvillejcc.org or 615.354.1696

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EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER

ECLC At the Gordon JCC’s Early Childhood Learning Center, sounds of fun, laughter and learning echo through the halls. Open to children from 6 weeks old up to pre-kindergarten, the ECLC embraces families of all backgrounds and cultivates a connection with Jewish values and traditions. This secure and nurturing Reggio-inspired environment ensures that we maintain our threestar rating from the Tennessee Department of Human Services. With practices rooted in research, our teachers work collaboratively to nurture the gifts of each child, to encourage a questioning mind, to spark creativity and to foster independence. Our curriculum includes: • Early literacy, language, and math development • Handwriting Without Tears • Get Set For School • Dramatic play and storytelling • Jewish values, traditions and holiday celebrations • Music with Mr. Steve – The Music Man • Discover CATCH ( Coordinated Approach to Child Health) • Science and nature education • Outdoor Classrooms • Garden Curriculum • Cooking • Art • Indoor and outdoor play Registration for the 2017-2018 school year opens for currently enrolled in January 2017 and for the community in March 2017. Call to arrange for a visit or for more information Terri Katzenstein: 615.354.1626 | terri@nashvillejcc.org Renee Geltzer: 615.354.1640 | renee@nashvillejcc.org

MR. STEVE AT ECLC Mr. Steve, The Music Man creates high-quality, socially conscious music for children! Writing and performing original songs, Mr. Steve is a preschool music teacher who hosts his own morning radio show on Lightning 100 called The Early Birds with Mr. Steve.

Important Dates January, 2017 Friday, January 27: Friday, March 10: Wednesday, April 5: Thursday, May 4: Thursday, May 25: Tuesday, May 30:

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ECLC Art Show in Sigmund Held Gallery VIP Day Purim Parade Passover Seder Spring Family Picnic and Yom Haatzma’ut Celebration at 5pm Pre-K Graduation Camp K’Toni begins


YOUTH Camp Davis School’s Out Days

Planet Kid

When the school doors close the fun is just beginning here at the GJCC. There’s no need to take off work when you can send your child to an action packed day of excitement and laughter. Children will participate in a number of different activities including art projects, music, sports, swimming, board games, puzzles, playground time, cooking, dramatic play, and the list goes on! Open to children in grades K-5, School’s Out Days offer an engaging and well supervised solution for your child when school is not in session.

Registration for the 2017/2018 school year begins 3/1 for returning families; open registration begins 4/1.

Cost (Daily): M: $35 | NM: $45 Early care: M: $10 | NM: $15 | Extended care: M: $15 | NM: $20 Both early and extended care: M: $20 | NM: $30 *Extended Care free to Planet Kid participants DATES: Martin Luther King Jr. Day: 1/16 Teacher Planning Day: 2/20 Akiva Parent Teach Conference: 3/16 MNPS Spring Break: 3/16-3/27 Akiva Spiring Break: 4/12-4/18 MNPS Final Week: 5/25-26 Note: There will NOT be School’s Out programming the week of 5/29-6/2 to allow for Camp Davis staff training.

Planet Kid offers children a fun and welcoming environment to work on homework, participate in art projects, run around in the gym and playground, or simply relax and enjoy the time with their friends. It is the ultimate after-school club for all children enrolled in grades K-4. Transportation services are available from Harpeth Valley Elementary, Westmeade Elementary, and escorts from Akiva School. In addition to top caliber after school services, children in Planet Kid also receive complimentary extended care and program credits for School’s Out Days. Spaces fill up quickly for this high quality program. To reserve your child’s spot, or to ask any questions, please contact Planet Kid Director Jack Simon at jack@nashvillejcc.org.

For more information on Youth Programming, contact: Jack Simon, Camp and Youth Services Director jack@nashvillejcc.org | 615.354.1625

Private Music Lessons Is your child more of a Bach or Hendrix? Whatever your end goal is, the first step is a solid musical education; and the GJCC is the place to get it! We are able to offer private lessons in guitar, piano, voice, and songwriting. Lessons are catered around the needs of the individual and offered in monthly blocks. Want to jam along with your child? Not a problem! Aspiring musicians of all ages are encouraged to take advantage of this exciting opportunity. Cost: ½ hour- M: $30 | NM: $40 Hour- M: $50 | NM: $60 All lessons must be purchased in monthly blocks. Discounts for children enrolled in Planet Kid or ECLC.

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YOUTH

CAMP DAVIS 2017 Summer 2017 is fast approaching with each day bringing us closer to the incredible experience that is Camp Davis. A GJCC staple since 1930, each summer Camp Davis provides hundreds of children with an opportunity to create incredible friends and experiences while simultaneously undergoing significant growth. Whether your child chooses our traditional camp program or one of our many engaging specialty tracks, a summer spent at Camp Davis comes with a lifetime of memories and laughter. CAMP DAVIS 2017 DATES AND INFORMATION: • Camp Davis runs from 8:30am-3:45pm Monday-Friday beginning on 6/5 and concluding the week of 7/24. There will be no camp on Tuesday, 7/4. • School’s Out vacation camp will be offered the first two weeks of August. There will be NO School’s Out programming for the first week of June due to Camp Davis staff training. • Registration for Summer, 2017 opens on 2/6. Be sure to turn in your registration before 3/15 to save $20 per week with our Early Bird Special! • We are thrilled to announce a brand new and improved summer schedule for our 7th and 8th grade campers in Tzofim. This year, our Tzofim campers will be attending three overnight field trips in places like Louisville, Huntsville, and The Lost Sea in Sweetwater, TN!

JEWISH AUTHOR SERIES Mediterranean Jewish Table March 19 - Joyce Goldstein An authoritative guide to Jewish home cooking from North Africa, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, and the Middle East. It is a treasury filled with vibrant, seasonal recipes—both classic and updated—that embrace fresh fruits and vegetables; grains and legumes; small portions of meat, poultry, and fish; and a healthy mix of herbs and spices. It is also the story of how Jewish cooks successfully brought the local ingredients, techniques, and traditions of their new homelands into their kitchens.

Mother, Can you Not? March 22 - Kim Friedman There is nothing more wonderful than a mother’s love. There is also nothing more annoying. No one understands the delicate mother-daughter dynamic better than Kate Siegel and her own mother, who drove her so crazy that she decided to broadcast their hilarious conversations on @CrazyJewishMom Instagram. Join Kate and her mother Kim Friedman as Kate pays tribute to the woman who invented the concept of drone parenting.

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Let There be Laughter May 17 - Michael Krasny Michael Krasny, host of NPR Bay Area affiliate KQED’s Forum with Michael Krasny, has been telling jokes since he could say “Oy vey.” He’s learned from the Jewish comedians who came before him, and his joke repertoire is practically endless. In Untitled, Krasny riffs joke after joke, but with a twist: he goes behind the laughs to tell us what these jokes really mean and what they reveal about Jewish identity over the ages.

Funded through the generosity of Jane and Richard Eskind Family Fund.

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NEW

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT AT THE The Gordon JCC is excited to announce new Family Engagement programming coming this spring. In addition to our successful Shalom Baby and PJ Library programs, these new classes will offer expectant and seasoned parents the opportunity to join together to share their experiences, to learn Jewish traditions, and to discover techniques that can enhance their parenting skills. Dates and locations will be decided to best meet needs and will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Welcoming Your Baby Into The World and Into Your Life This innovative program combines aspects of childbirth education and birth preparation with an emphasis on the emotional aspects of the birthing experience. An exploration of traditions, values, and rituals connected with pregnancy, birth, parenting, and raising a family will be incorporated throughout our sessions together. All pregnant mothers at any stage of pregnancy and their partners are welcome.

New Parent, New Baby...New Beginnings Share the journey of parenthood with other new parents in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment. These sessions cover topics such as soothing your baby, infant sleep patterns, tummy time, feeding, new roles and relationships. Interactive activities such as infant massage, finger plays and songs will be integrated in each session.

Growing Together, A Playgroup for You and Me Fun and exploration is #1 during these early years. While enjoying developmentally sound interactive games, songs, and stories, we will also explore Love languages, Multiple intelligences, Nature vs. Nurture, your parenting vision and goals for yourself and your child. THE GORDON JCC IS PLEASED TO WELCOME DEVORA YELLIN FISH, M.ED Devora has worked in the field of Family Education Since 1994. She has been responsible for designing curriculum, training educators and healthcare practitioners, facilitating family retreats and workshops, and coaching parents. Devora leads regular discussion groups and online forums. Devora received her M.Ed from Lesley University in 1997 as well as post graduate certifications and continuing education credits in Family Education, Family Yoga, Childbirth Education, Storytelling, and Life Coaching. She has worked as guidance counselor for preschools and - elementary schools, served as a teacher and family educator for parents, children ages birth through college, educators, and health-care providers. She continues to volunteer for numerous family centered non-profit organizations. Devora lives in Nashville, TN with her husband, 4 teens, and 4 dogs.

Shalom Baby

PJ Library

Shalom Baby welcomes parents and their newborn or newly adopted child into the Nashville Jewish community. It acknowledges that each birth is a celebration for the Jewish community. It’s a wonderful way for you to meet other Jewish families, make friends, and find support during this special time in your life.

PJ Library sends free high-quality Jewish books and music monthly to the homes of Jewish children, but what arrives in the mailbox is so much more. It is a tool to spark meaningful conversations about Jewish holidays and Jewish values; it is an opportunity for our community to provide low-barrier programs that engage and connect young families with each other and the Jewish community at large; it is a chance for parents and children, regardless of their affiliation and background, to learn and grow together. You can help ensure that children in our community receive PJ Library books and music in the mail for years to come and that PJ Library programming These programs brought continues to expand and you by: bring opportunities for young families to connect with each other and engage in our community.

Shalom Baby gift bags are available to all families in the Nashville community in which at least one parent is Jewish. The gift bag filled with infant themed gifts, resource information from local Jewish organizations, parenting information, and special offers. If you are expecting or have recently adopted, or know someone who is, please contact Renee Geltzer at renee@nashvillejcc.org or 615.354.1640.

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TEENS

JOIN BBYO If you are a Jewish teen in 9th -12th grade—then BBYO is looking for You! BBYO is the nation’s leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement, bringing together teens of various Jewish backgrounds. Any teen that identifies with being Jewish is eligible to join BBYO. It is a teen led organization in which the teens themselves plan their own programs under the supervision of volunteer advisors and BBYO professional staff. In Nashville, we have two chapter- Music City BBG (for girls) and Athens of the South AZA (for boys). Nashville is part of Cotton States Region – that brings together teens from Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis, Huntsville, Birmingham, and New Orleans. We hold conventions four times a year to unite our region.

UPCOMING EVENTS January 8: Chapter Spring Term elections (open to all members. 10th-12th graders can run, all members can vote) February 5: Annual BBYO Super Bowl Party (open to all Jewish 8th-12th graders) February 16-20: International Convention in Dallas, TX (open to all BBYO members) February 25: BBYO Formal April 21-23: Regional Kallah at Camp Hillmont (open to BBYO members)

Not yet in high school? Check out BBYO Connect! BBYO Connect is for all Jewish 6th-8th graders in Nashville. Programs are held every 6-8 weeks so all of the participants can meet each other and hang out. Many of the programs have BBYO members there to help facilitate the activities. The activities range from pizza parties to community services programs to laser tag. No matter the program- we always bring the fun! UPCOMING BBYO CONNECT PROGRAMS: January 28: Indoor Pool Party at the GJCC

For more information on BBYO or BBYO Connect please contact Sheri Rosenberg at sherirosenberg@bbyo.org or 615.354.1659.

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ART GALLERIES The GJCC Art Galleries feature rotating monthly exhibits. With each show there is an artist’s reception featuring complimentary food and wine. All work is for sale unless otherwise marked. The hours of the galleries are the same as those of the center.

2017 Winter/Spring Schedule JANUARY Jon Buko: Janet Levine March Gallery Crystelle Ridley: JLMG2 ECLC Art: Sig Held Gallery Opening Reception | Wednesday, January 18 | 6:30-8:30pm FEBRUARY Psalms—Jewish Federation show: Janet Levine March Gallery Shannon Nelson: Sig Held Gallery Opening Reception | Thursday, February 16 | 6:30-8:30pm MARCH David Landry: All Galleries Opening Reception | Wednesday, March 8 | 6:30-8:30pm APRIL Sandra Vanderpool: Janet Levine March Gallery Neta Levi: JLMG2 Yom Hashoah exhibit: Sig Held Gallery Opening Reception | Wednesday, April 5 | 6:30-8:30pm MAY The Fashion of Dance: Janet Levine March Gallery Akiva Student Art: Sig Held Gallery Opening Reception | Wednesday, May 10 | 6:30-8:30pm JUNE Ray Stephenson –Paintings & Concert: Janet Levine March Gallery Andrea Pearson: JLMG2 Tamelyn Feinstein: Sig Held Gallery Opening Reception | Wednesday, June 7 | 6:30-8:30pm For more information on the GJCC Galleries- please contact Carrie Mills at carrie@nashvillejcc.org or 354-1699. Top by David Landry. Above by Noah Saterstom.


ADULTS Ongoing Enrichment Classes Oil Painting Class Mondays | Ongoing | 9-11am M: $80 per month (4 wks) | NM: $100 per month (4 wks) | supply-list will be provided The class, for all levels, includes instruction in painting and drawing. Instructor: Rhonda Wernick, Professional Artist

Bridge Class for Intermediate Players Wednesdays | Beginning 1/4 | 10am-12pm | M: free Instructor: Janet Bender

Mah Jongg Classes Please let us know if you are interested in learning to play!

Book Club Fridays | 1/27, 2/24, 3/24 1-2pm No charge GJCC members 1/27: The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie 2/24: The Tennis Partner by Abraham Verghese 3/24: The Haj by Leon Uris Contact Alex for more information.

For more information on our wellness series, please contact: Harriet Shirley, Fitness Director 615.356.1649 | harriet@nashvillejcc.org

WELLNESS SERIES

AT THE GJCC

In cooperation with our Fitness Department, we are excited to continue our wellness series, bringing wonderful information to members of the GJCC with a New Year Challenge, Heart Health program, Sleep health, Fresh Start for Spring, and more. Watch for details for these great opportunities! JANUARY ACROSS TENNESSEE is back! Following the conclusion of our Great Weight Maintenance Challenge, stay on track with this fun opportunity that provides accountability and support as you record miles for rewards. Make your way across Tennessee (walk, run, swim, stride, row, or cycle) and earn prizes! All who complete the challenge will receive a specially-designed t-shirt to wear with pride at this accomplishment. FEBRUARY Wear Red for Heart, and focus on Heart Health

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MARCH Sleep: Are you getting enough? Why is this important? Get the BuZZZzzzzz about sleep! APRIL Finish ACROSS TENNESSEE challenge and celebrate! Spring Clean Your Home and Mind MAY Osteoporosis Prevention Skin Cancer screenings


SENIORS Thank Goodness It’s Thursday (TGIT) A Gordon Jewish Community Center Program for the 70+ Crowd 11:30: Lunch, blood pressure check, and exercise 12:45-1:45pm: Program at the GJCC unless otherwise noted Lunch: M: $3 NM: $15

January through April Schedule THURSDAY, JANUARY 5 Cooking Israeli Food Adi ben Dor will talk about Israeli cuisine and do a hands-on lesson with us. Lunch: Israeli food THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 Howard Pink and His Musical Garden Hoses If you haven’t seen our friend Howard play his musical garden hoses yet, you’re in for a real treat! Lunch: Veggie wraps and corn chowder THURSDAY, JANUARY 19 TBD Lunch: Baked potato bar THURSDAY, JANUARY 26 Thistle Farms A representative from Thistle Farms will be here to talk about their amazing history and program model. They will also have products for sale. Lunch: Salmon THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2 Jazz with Paul Abrams and Dan Montgomery Seriously talented artists here to perform! Lunch: TBD THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9 You Have a Power of Attorney… What Now? Attorney Barbara McGinnis addresses some of the common questions surrounding Powers of Attorney. Lunch: TBD THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16 Tu B’Shevat with Adi and Akiva Adi will guide us in a fun holiday activity that we can do with our Akiva visitors. Lunch: TBD THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23 TBD Lunch: TBD

THURSDAY, MARCH 2 Marisa Husted Sings Marisa is one of our ECLC teachers, and a talented singer with a voice degree from Belmont University. She’ll sing us some old, new, and original songs. Lunch: TBD THURSDAY, MARCH 9 Purim Games with Adi We’ll learn some new facts about Purim through fun games. Lunch: TBD THURSDAY, MARCH 16 The Forensic Anthropology Center and the “Body Farm” Tiffany Saul, a Ph.D. student from the University of Tennessee, will speak about the internationally recognized “Body Farm.” This outdoor research facility studies human decomposition and is the first of its kind in the world. Lunch: TBD THURSDAY, MARCH 23 Sonja Hopkins Jazz By popular request, Sonja is back with her beautiful voice and fun stories. Lunch: TBD THURSDAY, MARCH 30 Wildlife on Wheels Nashville Zoo’s Anna Currie will bring new animals for us to meet! Lunch: TBD THURSDAY, APRIL 6 Senior Seder, led by Rabbi Joshua Kullock Contact Anna Sir to sign up: helpinghands@jfsnashville.org | 615-354-1686 Lunch: Holiday meal THURSDAY, APRIL 13 No TGIT THURSDAY, APRIL 20 Gordon Ellis He’s back by popular demand to play country and rock songs! Lunch: TBD THURSDAY, APRIL 27 TBD Lunch: TBD *All programs are held at the GJCC unless otherwise noted.

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For more information on Adults and Seniors, contact: Alex at 354-1623 or alex@nashvillejcc.org or Carrie Mills at 354-1699 or carrie@nashvillejcc.org


COMMEMORATE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY Monday, January 16 | 2pm How Harry Golden Made Us Care About Jews, the South, and Civil Rights. Join author Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett, author of The Carolina Israelite, for a discussion. Refreshments following.

Prime Time Movie Club Wednesdays |1/18, 2/15, 3/15| M: free 11:30am-2:30pm Watch and discuss a fabulous movie. Bring your lunch and we’ll serve the popcorn! Chairs: Steve Komisar, Rhoda Cooper, Ron Fontecchio

Prime Time Meeting and lunch Monday | 1/9, 2/13, 3/13 Meeting at 10am, lunch at 11:30am Help plan amazing programs! Open to everyone. We had a great trip to Huntsville, Alabama last September! Please contact Alex to receive updates on next year’s trip! alex@nashvillejcc.org | 615.354.1623 *All programs are held at the GJCC unless otherwise noted.

For more information on Adults and Seniors, contact: Alex at 354-1623 or alex@nashvillejcc.org or Carrie Mills at 354-1699 or carrie@nashvillejcc.org

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APRIL 22-23, 2017

FEATURED ARTIST: RHONDA WERNICK

FEATURED ARTIST: CATHY MOBERG

FEATURED ARTIST: DEBE DOHRER


JEWISH LEARNING

SPRING HOLIDAYS Tu b’Shevat: 2/11

Passover: 4/11-4/18

Tu b’Shevat is known also as the New Year of the Trees. In contemporary Israel, the day is often called Arbor Day and celebrated as an ecological awareness day, and trees are planted in celebration.

Passover, (or Pesach in Hebrew) marks the liberation of the Israelites from 400 years of slavery in ancient Egypt. They were led to freedom by Moses and the many miracles God performed to force the Pharoah to release the Israelites. God inflicted the Egyptians with 10 plagues, the 10th being the worst. The Jews were instructed to mark their doorposts with the blood of a slaughtered lamb so that God would know to pass over those homes in the carrying out of the 10th plague. God’s exodus miracles culminate with the splitting of the Red Sea. Passover is also known as the Holiday of Matzot, Holiday of Freedom, and Holiday of Spring.

The holiday is often celebrated with a seder in which foods from the Seven Species described in the Bible are served. These include wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives, and dates.

Purim: 3/12 Celebrates the rescue of the Jews from extermination at the hands of Haman, the chief minister to the king of Persia (King Ahasuerus). Haman’s plans were foiled by Mordecai and his cousin Esther, who had risen to become Queen of Persia. This day of deliverance became a day of fasting and celebration. Purim falls on March 24 and is celebrated with the reading of the Megillah, children dressing up in costumes such as Haman and Queen Esther, eating hamantashen (cookies in the shape of Haman’s hat, and the giving of gifts (mishloach manot) to friends and relatives.

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Passover begins with a Seder dinner based around a Passover prayer book called the Haggadah which recounts the redemption of the people from slavery. When the Israelites left Egypt, they left in such haste that their flour did not have time to leaven. Because of this, Jews today abstain from all leavened wheat products during the eight day holiday and eat the traditional matzah (unleavened bread) which means happy holiday.

Shavuot: May 31- June 1 Shavuot, which occurs 50 days after Passover, commemorates the anniversary of the day God gave the Torah to the entire nation of Israel at Mount Sinai and when the first fruits were harvested and brought to the Temple. The Ten Commandments are read from the Torah during the Shavuot service. Traditionally, dairy foods are eaten.

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Nonprofit Org.

Gordon Jewish Community Center 801 Percy Warner Blvd. Nashville, TN 37205

U.S. Postage PAID Nashville TN Permit #56

January 21, 2017

Big Night Out At the

Silent Auction • Dinner • Show featuring

RICKY KALMON Celebrity Hypnotist and TV Personality The only comedy show where the audience becomes the stars. The fun begins at 6:45pm | Tickets at nashvillejcc.org


2017 Winter Program Guide