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SPRING 2013

Guide to Spring Programs at the Merage JCC

Plan Ahead for Summer Fun at JCamps MARCH MANIA: $AVE when you register before March 31, 2013.

SPRING SESSION 1, 2013 Mar. 4-May 3, 2013

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Registration begins Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, In person or online. Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County • Samueli Jewish Campus One Federation Way, Irvine CA 92603 • 949.435.3400 • www.jccoc.org


Membership & Registration

JCC Membership Information

The Merage JCC of Orange County welcomes you. Membership categories are designed to suit every lifestyle from individuals, families and senior couples to young adults. Everyone, regardless of age or religion, is welcome. • • • • • • • •

JCC Membership Provides

Full access to our 220,000 square-foot facility. Over 60 no-fee group exercise classes every week (see p. 22) Personal Training (kickboxing, Pilates reformer & boot camps) Complimentary sports & wellness orientation with a fitness staff member Discounts on JCC classes, programs and special events Preschool and toddler care Kids Club childcare Priority registration for all summer camps, sports leagues, and enrichment programs

Become a Member* Today!

To learn more about rates or to schedule a tour of the Merage JCC located on the Samueli Jewish Campus at One Federation Way in Irvine, please call Heather Rosenblatt, Membership Director at (949) 435-3400, ext. 302 or e-mail: membership@jccoc.org

Sponsoring Memberships: FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION or to schedule a tour of the Merage JCC located on the Samueli Jewish Campus at One Federation Way in Irvine, please call Heather Rosenblatt, Director of Membership Services at (949) 435-3400, ext. 302 or email: membership@ jccoc.org

Your generous donation will provide scholarships for families who need assistance with membership fees. Your donation is tax-deductible, less the value of your membership. • Platinum Membership $4,800 (pays for four or more families) • Diamond Membership $3,600 (pays for three or more families) • Gold Membership $2,400 (pays for 2 single parent families) • Silver Membership $1,800 (pays for one family)

Membership Payment and Renewals

New JCC membership is based on a 12 month agreement and is automatically renewable. Membership is billed monthly and continues until notification of cancellation is received. To cancel your membership, a written or email notice to the Membership Director (membership@ jccoc.org) must be submitted at least 30-days in advance and an online exit interview survey must be completed. Membership is not transferable or refundable and participation in physical conditioning and recreational programs is at member’s own risk. Couple, Single/Single Parent, Young Adult and Sponsoring memberships entitle members to year-round use of the fitness and aquatics facility, plus reduced fees for courses and programs. Social memberships entitle you to reduced fees for courses and programs. Families who register their child for the 2013-2014 preschool year must be members of the JCC during the entire school year. A one year membership is required.

Refund Policy

There are no refunds for membership, camp, or preschool. For classes the following schedule applies: A full refund if the JCC cancels a class; a full refund minus a $10 administrative fee for withdrawals before class begins; a 50% refund for withdrawal at the end of the first class; no refunds are given after the second class begins. There is a $25 charge for returned checks.

Financial Adjustments

Scholarship memberships are awarded for day care, preschool, summer camp and the Club J afterschool program only. No one is denied JCC membership due to inability to pay. Adjusted fees are available for those unable to pay the full fee. Contact Marcia Clark (949) 435-3400 ext. 312. Scholarship funds are available through the generosity of our Sponsoring Members who ensure that membership is open to all.

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ALREADY A MEMBER? The J encourages you to BUDDY UP! Tell your FRIENDS. Friendship and fitness often go handin hand. Introduce the people in your life to the J and get a $50 gift card!* (*Subject to a new member signing a one year contract.) Class & Program Registration Full payment must accompany all registration for classes and programs. Only members in good standing (current in dues payments for the duration of the program) can register or receive membersonly discounts. Fees may be paid in person, on-line, by mail or telephone. To register over the telephone call (949) 435-3400 and ask for Program Registration. You may pay by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The JCC reserves the right to cancel any class for insufficient registration. Participants will be notified as soon as possible and their fees refunded. Some classes may be open to members only. If you are not a member you may register for classes where specified at the public rate.

General Information Member I.D. Cards: I.D. cards identify you as a JCC member and grant you access to designated areas of the building. You must wear your I.D. badge at all times while in the building. Lost cards will be replaced for a $15 charge. ANIMALS IN THE BUILDING: Dogs (other than seeing eye and service dogs) and other animals are not allowed in the building. GUESTS/GUEST PASSES: Guests visiting the JCC must show identification and will receive an admittance sticker before being admitted into the building. JCC Guest Passes for the fitness facilities and pool are available for purchase at the Membership Desk at a charge of $15 Adult, $10 Child, or $25 per family per day. Each guest may visit the JCC facilities up to three times in a twelve month period. A member must accompany all guests. KASHRUT: Non-kosher food may not be brought into the building. PARKING: The JCC is a family friendly facility. Please drive safely in our parking lot. SAFETY: The JCC reserves the right to exclude or remove any person from the facility for any violation of our rules and regulations or for jeopardizing the safety and well being of other individuals. We also reserve the right to verify I.D. Bags and parcels may be subject to inspection. SMOKING/ALCOHOLIC BERVERAGES: The Samueli Jewish Campus is a nonsmoking environment. No alcoholic beverages may be brought on campus except as designated by management or catering.

Membership Office Hours Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fitness Center Hours

Monday – Thursday: 5 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday: 5 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday: 7:45 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday: 7:45 a.m. – 6 p.m. Please note: the pool closes 1/2 hour before the Athletic Facility

Spring, Session 1, 2013 Register on-line at www.jccoc.org.


JCC Celebration Ball 2013

SPIRIT of MACCA BI Honoring our Champions of Community, Competition and Collaboration

WENDY STARK • JASON LEZAK • HOAG HOSPITAL Sunday, May 19 at 5:30 p.m. Fairmont Hotel, Newport Beach Information: (949) 435-3400 ext. 306, specialevents@jccoc.org Departments 2 Membership Information 3-9 JCC Upcoming Events 4-5 JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest 6-7 OC Jewish Theatre

8 JStage productions

9 Jewish Living & Learning 10-13 Preschool & Early Childhood Programs

14-18 Children’s Department & Club J

19 Children’s Sports & Art Classes

20 Teens & Tweens

21-25 Fitness Center, Sports and Wellness

26-27 Aquatics Center

28 Fitness Offers

29 PrimeTime Fitness & Wellness

30 JCC Singles / JCC Cares

31 Art Classes / Slutzky Art Gallery

32-35 PrimeTime Adults

35 Who to Contact

36 Registration Form

Schedules At-A-Glance 13 17 22 23, 25, 29

Early Childhood Enrichments Club J & After School Enrichments Adult Sports Fitness Classes

SPRING SESSION 2013 MAR. 4 TO MAY 3, 2013

SPRING SESSION I: MAR. 4-MAY 3, 2013 (8 WEEKS) Spring Session Program Registration begins Feb. 21 Classes begin Mar. 4 Wed., Mar. 4 Preschool closes @ 5 p.m. Sun., Mar. 10 Daylight Savings begins Weds., Mar. 28 Preschool closes @ 5 p.m.

Registration opens Feb. 21 In person or online

SPRING BREAK CAMPS: K-5 SPRING CAMPS March 25-29 & April 1-5 by registration only ECLC SPRING Camps

HOURS OF OPERATION:

March 25-29 & April 1 by registration only Mon., Mar. 25 Erev Pesach JCC closes 5 p.m. Tues., Mar. 26 Pesach I Building open reg. hours. Admin Closed. Wed., Mar. 27 Pesach II Building open reg. hours. Admin Closed. Mon., Apr. 1 Pesach VII Building open reg. hours. Admin Closed. Tues., Apr. 2 Pesach VIII Building open reg. hours. Admin Closed. Sun., Apr. 7 Yom HaShoah JCC Open regular hours Wed., Apr. 15 Yom HaZikaron JCC Open regular hours

Mon-Thurs. 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m.

Pool closes 30 minutes prior to building closure.

Thurs., Apr. 16 Yom HaAtzma’ut JCC Open regular hours Mon., Apr. 22 ECLC & ITC Closed @ 5 p.m. Sun., April 28 Lag B’Omer JCC Open regular hours Sun., May 19

Save the Date: JCC Celebration Ball

Register on-line at www.jccoc.org. Spring, Session 1, 2013 • Merage JCC Program Guide

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BE PART OF TEAM OC 2013! Team sports (Ages 13-16) • Baseball* (boys) • Basketball* • Inline-hockey • Lacrosse • Soccer* • Softball (girls) • Volleyball (girls)

Orange County is hosting the 2013 JCC Maccabi Games/ArtsFest: the largest Jewish youth event in the world. Join 2,500 teens from around the world!

Applications still being accepted . Don’t miss the fun: Sign up today! Please visit www.ocmaccabi.com for more information or contact maccabi2013@jccoc.org. EVERY JEWISH TEEN AGED 12-17 IS GUARANTEED A PLACE ON TEAM OC.

(*12 year olds are eligible for 14U boys baseball, boys basketball and boys soccer.)

Individual Sports (Ages 12-16) • Bowling • Dance • Swimming • Table Tennis • Tennis • Track and Field ArtsFest specialties (Ages 12-17) • Musical Theatre • Acting/Improv • Vocal Music • Rock/Jazz • Visual Arts • Dance • Star Reporter (Photography, Video, TV) • Coaches In Training (age 17)

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One Federation Way, Irvine, CA 92603

Merage JCC Program Guide • Spring, Session 1, 2013 Register on-line at www.jccoc.org. 949.435.3400 • www.ocmaccabi.com


YOU CAN BE PART OF THE MACCABI EXPERIENCE! Please visit www. ocmaccabi.com for more information or contact maccabi2013@jccoc.org.

Kids 5-11 - Join Jr. Maccabi! BE A PART OF IT! To ensure that no Orange County child misses out on the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in the OC 2013 JCC Maccabi Games® and ArtsFest®, we are offering a special Jr. Maccabi program for children between the ages of 5-11 years. 2013 CALENDAR:

April 14 Orientation, sport practice, pool party @ the JCC May 20 Jr. Maccabi Competition Day at the JCC (with guest athletes and lunch) June 16 Bowling and pizza @ Irvine Lanes July 21 Team OC Pre-Maccabi Games BBQ/Pool Party @ the JCC August 4 March at the Official Opening Ceremony of the 2013 JCC Maccabi Games/ Artsfest at Santa Ana Football Stadium August 5-8 JCC Maccabi Games/Artsfest – wear your Jr. Maccabi uniform and cheer on Team OC!

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Cost: $185 per child. Includes registration to all events adult supervision and Team OC Jr. Maccabi uniform.

Be a Volunteer

1,500 volunteers aged 18 or over are needed to work with our professional staff in planning and facilitating the OC 2013 JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest. Our volunteer organization is structured to meet the diverse needs of this inspiring weeklong event. There are endless opportunities for you to volunteer your time and expertise. We need committed and responsible volunteers to make The Games & ArtsFest a success. Whether you can spare an hour or a year, we have a place for you! The OC 2013 JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest offers the Orange County’s Jewish community a historic opportunity to join together to provide over 2,000 Jewish teen athletes and artists, plus their coaches, family and friends, with a Maccabi experience filled with lasting memories and lifelong friendships. The 2013 Games and ArtsFest will mark the 31st Anniversary year of the JCC Maccabi Games. For additional information about how you can join our volunteer organization, please call the Maccabi hotline at (949) 435-3400, ext. 313, or e-mail maccabivolunteers@jccoc.org. Register on-line at www.jccoc.org. Spring, Session 1,

Be a Host Family

It is an important Jewish concept to open your doors and offer your hospitality.

By welcoming young Maccabi participants into your home, you and your family will share the experience of the OC 2013 JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest®. As a Host Family, you will experience the excitement and pageantry of the Opening Ceremonies, as well as five incredible days of athletic competitions and art workshops on a personal level that will create a lifetime of memories.

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800 host families are needed to house approximately 2,000 visiting athletes and artists from around the world for the week of the Games. For more information about how you can be a Host Family, call the Maccabi hotline at (949) 435-3400, ext. 313, or e-mail maccabihousing@jccoc.org

Host families are asked to:

House two or more visiting athletes from August 4-9, 2013. • Provide daily breakfasts and two dinners during the week. • Provide transportation for the athletes each morning and each evening to/from either the JCC or other local venues. • Provide one entertaining evening to your uests on Host Family Night. • Fill out an on-line registration (available January 2013) 2013 Merage JCC Program 5 • •Attend one Host Family Orientation Guide meeting in May/June 2013


The highly acclaimed A JEW GROWS IN BROOKLYN chronicles Jake Ehrenreich’s life and is an engaging, poignant and hilarious comedy musical about the search for identity and meaning. From the streets of Brooklyn to the laughter and rebirth of Catskills summers, to his mother’s and sister’s heartbreaking early Alzheimer’s disease, this tour de force performance is a delightful journey that speaks to anyone hoping to live out the American Dream. The Philadelphia Inquirer calls it “An uplifting treasure with universal appeal - in the same elevated company as Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays and Chazz Palminteri’s A Bronx Tale.” $30 Members, $35 Public, $40 at the door. Reserved seating.

Saturday, March 16, 8 p.m. & Sunday, March 17, 4 p.m.

Special Yom Ha’Shoah Program, Kaddish: Voices from the Holocaust

A Musical Narrative with Bonita Nahoum Jaros, Mezzo Soprano & Inessa Khurgel Rozenovich, Piano

Thursday, April 4, 7 p.m.

This special Yom Ha’Shoah performance shows and tells the story of those who sang and played under the direst of circumstances and the effect it had on them and others in the ghettos and camps. Songs range from Yiddish to Hungarian, Russian, Hebrew, Greek and Ladino, and each one has an accompanying story which is either explained or played out dramatically. $12 Members, $15 Public. $15 at the door. Open seating.

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Spring, Session 1, 2013 Register on-line at www.jccoc.org.


ORANGE COUNTY JEWISH THEATRE AT THE

THE KLEZMATICS are world-renowned and Grammy-winning superstars of the klezmer world whose music is steeped in Jewish tradition and Eastern European spirituality. The Klezmatics have raised the bar for Eastern European Jewish music, made aesthetically, politically and musically interesting recordings, inspired future generations, created a large body of work that is enduring, and helped to change the face of contemporary Yiddish culture. Often called a “Jewish roots band,” the Klezmatics have led a popular revival of this ages-old, nearly forgotten art form. They incorporate provocative themes with eclectic musical influences including gospel, punk and jazz improvisations and Arab, African and Balkan rhythms. The Klezmatics have also recently accepted the Italian Tenco Award for songwriting based on their work with the lyrics of Woody Guthrie, a nice complement to the Grammy Award received for their Guthrie album Wonder Wheel.

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“The Klezmatics aren’t just the best band in the klezmer vanguard; on a good night, they can rank among the greatest bands on the planet.” – Time Out New York

The Klezmatics’ music is rooted in but is not a strictly traditional variety of the klezmer genre. Rather it is a comfortable hybrid that appeals equally to those with no previous exposure to the music and those already familiar with it. Not bad for a bunch of Americans who each came to klezmer music almost by accident. $30 Members, $35 Public, $40 at the door. Reserved seating.

One Night Only! Saturday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.

Special funding for JCC Cultural Arts is provided by the Doris H. and Milton J. Chasin Cultural Arts Program Endowment.

FOR MORE INFORMATION please contact Yael Brudner, Cultural Arts Director at (949) 435-3400, ext. 305 or email yaelb@jccoc.org.

Register on-line at www.jccoc.org. Spring, Session 1, 2013 • Merage JCC Program Guide

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School of Lifelong Jewish Learning 8-CLASS SERIES! Four mornings of learning at the Merage JCC Monday, May 20-Thursday, May 23, 2013

THE JEWISH MOSAIC: From Gold Rush to Gold Records

Featuring in-depth seminars with distinguished Scholars in Residence Dr. Emily Katz & Bree Burgess

SEMINAR 1, Dr. Emily Katz

THURSDAY

WEDNESDAY

TUESDAY

MONDAY

California Jews

9 -10:15 a.m.

SEMINAR 2, Bree Burgess 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jews & American Music

CALIFORNIA’S JEWISH PIONEERS Learn about the first Jews to strike roots in California, as participants in the Gold Rush and as founding figures of the Jewish communities of San Francisco and Los Angeles. We’ll read from poignant memoirs of the era in order to reveal the triumphs, struggles, and everyday lives of 19th-century California Jews.

TIN PAN ALLEY: The Jews who paved Tin Pan Alley From the creation of our country’s publishing and music copyright laws to the songs we love to hear and sing, Tin Pan Alley - and the Jews who dominated it - established American music as a unique force for success, expression, and pure pleasure. Learn about the writers, and sing along to timeless melodies like “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” and “Happy Days Are Here Again”.

JEWS AND HOLLYWOOD How did Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe become movie moguls, shaping the film industry from the ground up and changing American culture indelibly? How “Jewish” is Hollywood, anyway? Join the discussion about the presence and influence of Jews in the film industry--past and present, real and perceived.

BROADWAY: Beyond Fiddler... With giants like Oscar Hammerstein II, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Jerome Kern (just to name a few), a handful of Jews created and dominated something that is uniquely American the Broadway musical. Learn which shows were ground breakers, and sing along to a few show stoppers.

WEST COAST JUDAISM Explore the historic institutions and daring innovations of Jewish life in California, from the classical Reform of San Francisco’s Temple Emanu El to postwar LA’s entrepreneurial experiments in Jewish learning. Uncover fascinating trends in Jewish culture and life today, including the rising significance of Jewish film festivals and museums and the changing nature of the Jewish family.

POP/ROCK: Jews on the Record From the top of the charts to your favorite album, Jewish artists have sold millions of records, with their popular music and rock n’ roll reflecting, shaping, and celebrating our world. Carole King, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, and the bands KISS, Van Halen and even Guns ‘N’ Roses have Guns ‘N’ Moses in the family tree. Plan on some quality time with classics like “You’ve Got A Friend”, “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, and “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”.

JEWS AGAINST PREJUDICE? ETHNIC RELATIONS AND THE QUEST FOR CIVIL RIGHTS California Jews have encountered other ethnic minorities as neighbors, as competitors, and as allies. When have Jews stood with and for other minority groups, and when have they stood apart? What lessons can we learn from these historic interactions?

SWING: Lovechild of Klezmer and Jazz With it’s roots in the African American experience, Jazz is just that American. Throw in a little Klezmer influence, and suddenly Benny Goodman plays, Richard Rodgers writes, Helen Forest sings, and the world swings! Let’s croon, hum a tune, and cut a rug to some of the greatest music ever!

Daily Schedule 8:30 a.m. 9-10:15 a.m. 10:15-10:30 a.m. 10:30-11:45 a.m. 12-1 p.m.

Continental Breakfast Seminar 1: California Jews with Dr. Emily Katz Break Seminar 2: Jews & American Music with Bree Burgess Catered Lunch

JCC Members $118, Public $136. Includes 8 seminars, continental breakfast, snacks and lunch. Register by May 14, or price increases $15.


Youth Theatre Programs

JStage Youth Theatre Offers Two New Shows! The JCC’s youth theater program groups are busy rehearsing for our spring shows. Acting, singing, dancing- Jstage, Jr.includes it all! In a warm, nurturing environment our actors will learn the fundamentals of musical theater. This program is an excellent way to build self-confidence and self-esteem!

Jstage Spring Production

JStage, Jr. Spring Production

Directed by Elizabeth Kent

Get out your magic carpet and get ready for an enchanting theatrical ride! This all-time Disney favorite features hit songs including “Friend Like Me,” “Prince Ali,” and “A Whole New World and will keep you humming for days…

Willy Wonka and “Medley of Madness” is a unique Jstage experience combining the all-time favorite musical “Willy Wonka” with the brilliance of the Broadway inspired original “Medley Madness” into one fun and funny show!

2 Performances: Saturday, June 1, 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 2, 1 p.m. Tickets $10 each. Open seating

▲ The JStage Winter production of Fantasy Fusion Follies was a big hit!

Directed by Erin Clark

2 Performances: Thursday, April 25, 7 p.m. and Saturday, Apr. 27, 8 p.m. Tickets $10 each. Open seating

JStage Jr. Actors rocked the house in the Fall Production of Disney’s Jungle Book. ► J STAGE, JR FALL PRODUCTION:

JCC Members $118, Public $136. Includes seminars, continental breakfast, snacks and lunch. Register by May 14, or price increases $15.

◄ Jungle Book Behind the scenes!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT JSTAGE please contact Yael Brudner, Cultural Arts Director at (949) 435-3400, ext. 305 or email yaelb@jccoc.org.


JCC Early Childhood Learning Center

Because You Want the Best for Your Child ENROLL FOR SUMMER CAMP YELADIM BY MARCH 31 AND $AVE.

Want to learn more? To schedule a personal tour please call Adena Kaufman, Admissions Director at (949) 435-3400, ext. 299 or email adenak@jccoc.org.

Preschool Spring Break Camp, Ages 2-5 At the Merage JCC Early Childhood Center our goal is to nurture your child’s natural curiosity, intelligence, social skills, and build self esteem while strengthening their Jewish identity in a safe, secure and fun environment. Our graduates are succeeding at the best public and private schools including Harbor Day, Pegasus, TVT and Carden Hall.

FOR MORE INFORMATION please call the Preschool Office at (949) 435-3400, ext. 290 or email meragejccpreschool@ jccoc.org.

Our programs and services celebrate family, foster health and well-being, embrace tradition, create friendships, and expand cultural horizons all in a safe, positive, friendly and inviting environment. Being part of our community, working out with friends, taking educational classes, enriching your life and the lives of others through sharing is the heart, essence and soul of our community.

Monday, Mar. 25, close 5 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 26 Wednesday, Mar. 27 Thursday, Mar. 28 Friday, Mar. 29 Monday, Apr. 1 Our Spring Break holiday programs focus on the richness of Judaic tradition and delve into our six core values: Community, Respect, Love, Peace, Inquiry and Responsibility. We will study ways that each of these values appear in our everyday lives and celebrate these values through our explorations. Half Day 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m. $50 per day Plus Day 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $65 per day Full Day 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. $75 per day Register for all 6 days and get a discount! Half Day: $285, Plus Day: $375, Full Day: $435 For more information about Preschool Spring Camp, please contact Jamie Fitzhugh at (949) 435-3400 ext. 290 or email jamief@jccoc.org.

Early Childhood Programs: We offer programs for children from six weeks through five years of age.

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Infant/Toddler Center (ITC) 5 full-day program

Babies six weeks through 2 years

Parenting Center

Parents and infants through 2 years

Preschool Programs flexible schedules

2-Year-Olds • 3 Year-Olds 4-Year-Olds (Pre-K)

Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

Children 4-5 years

Afternoon Enrichment Classes

Children 3 years through T-K

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PROGRAM OFFERINGS

We offer programs to meet your families’ needs including 2, 3, and 5-day options depending upon your child’s age: Half-Day 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Plus-Day 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Full-Day 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Spring, Session 1, 2013 Register on-line at www.jccoc.org.


JCC Early Childhood Learning Center

We’re Your Partners in Childhood Education Preschool at the J

Transitional Kindergarten

Our preschool will help your child develop a lifelong love of learning and our teaching faculty will help prepare your child for the best kindergartens in Orange County

Do you want your child to be a leader and excited about learning?

The Merage JCC’s Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC), provides a smooth transition from home to school where children learn to explore and relate to a wider world. Our goal is to build a strong foundation and nurture a joy of lifelong learning. We offer programs for children six weeks old through Transitional Kindergarten. CURRICULUM: Our curriculum is founded upon the richness of Judaic tradition and values and is deeply inspired by the theories and philosophies of the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. This cutting edge philosophy of early learning maintains a strong focus on children’s academic development through an approach that fosters a love for literacy, math and science. Each day we provide opportunities for social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth that prepare children for kindergarten readiness. In our small class sizes, children develop research, inquiry and critical thinking skills. Children construct meaning from their learning environments which seamlessly blend the richness of Jewish values, traditions and holiday celebrations into our early childhood education. JCC preschoolers and their families have access to an unparalleled facility and all the benefits of the entire Merage JCC, including indoor and outdoor athletic facilities, swimming pools and spacious grounds. Through creative hands-on experiences, our children embark on a journey from home to kindergarten. Our programs are designed and based upon the most recent research in brain development and are founded upon cutting edge child development. We know that children learn and progress as they grow and develop new skills and ways of thinking and perceiving. In our state-of-the-art classrooms, our children are encouraged to embark on an exploration of concepts, gain awareness and understanding of literacy and numeracy, and become more articulate, confident individuals.

Transitional Kindergarten is a very exciting time in your child’s school experience. “TK” at the Merage JCC is designed for children who either “just miss” or “just make” the cut-off for Kindergarten entrance, but would benefit more from a small class size and enhanced curriculum in this year. Our TK program is taught by experienced Kindergarten teachers and offers the gift of an added or enhanced year for children who fall on the “cusp” of entry into elementary school. Children are prepared to continue on to Kindergarten or a first grade upon completion of the TK program.

SPRING SESSION 2013 MAR. 4 TO MAY 3, 2013 Registration opens Feb. 21 In person or online

Our program focuses energy on building a strong classroom community based on mutual respect and fostering social-emotional growth in each child. Over the course of the TK year, your child will dive deep into literacy and math and science explorations, learning key concepts through a variety of lenses. The children will strengthen their relationships with the alphabet, build a solid foundation of reading skills, and expand their understand of the purpose of writing and varying forms of communication. Math will focus on developing strong numeracy skills and problem-solving from multiple perspectives. The TK community of learners will use experiences in the real world to examine and interpret their academic and socialemotional understanding.

SPRING BREAK MARCH 25-29 AND APRIL 1. Preschool closed; ITC open. Spring Break Camp by registration only.

PASSOVER SEDERS MARCH 19, 20, 21

In our small class sizes of 18 students to 2 teachers, children actively research, inquire and think critically about the world around them. While our academic standards are fixed goals we are working towards during the Transitional Kindergarten year, our school’s philosophy is to have a flexible inquiry-based curriculum that is guided by a series of research questions. At the heart of everything we do is the ultimate goal of fostering curious, creative, and critical thinkers.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: March 25 ECLC & ITC Closed @ 3:30 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about the ECLC, call the Preschool Office at (949) 435-3400, ext. 290 or email meragejccpreschool@jccoc.org

STILL A FEW SPACES OPEN FOR 2013 SCHOOL YEAR!

JCC Infant Toddler Center

Call to take a tour or to be placed on the waiting list.

The JCC Infant/Toddler Center offers a full day program in a safe, clean and homelike environment for your baby’s first experience away from home. Our infants explore stimulating surroundings designed to nurture their social, intellectual and emotional development. The ITC is filled with playful interaction, smiles, cuddling and hugs.

Register on-line at www.jccoc.org. Spring, Session 1, 2013 • Merage JCC Program Guide

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JCC Early Childhood Learning Center

SPRING SESSION 2013 MAR. 4 TO MAY 3, 2013 Registration opens Feb. 21 In person or online SPRING BREAK MARCH 25-29 AND APRIL 1. Preschool closed; ITC open. Spring Break Camp by registration only.

PASSOVER SEDERS MARCH 19, 20, 21 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: March 25 ECLC & ITC Closed @ 3:30 p.m.

STILL A FEW SPACES OPEN FOR 2013 SCHOOL YEAR! Call to take a tour or to be placed on the waiting list.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about the ECLC, please call the Preschool Office at (949) 4353400, ext. 290

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Early Childhood Enrichment Programs Mondays

7 classes. No class 3/25 and 4/1. RAMPING IT UP, AGES 3-5

Mondays, 1:15 – 2 p.m. Members $135, Public $185 Current brain research stresses the importance of children’s natural exploration with Schema Theory. In this class children will explore math concepts and patterns in their play. They will explore the natural properties of momentum, trajectory, rotation and circulation. These explorations will enable an understanding of abstract ideas, patterns, and concepts. We will explore horizontal, vertical and diagonal movement as we make things fly through the air, move our bodies, and experiment with things that turn, such as wheels and balls. Instructor: Janice Chan received her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Mills College. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Development from San Francisco State University. She has been a presenter at the nationally recognized Innovative Teacher Project Roundtable, which focuses on Reggio Emilia inspired practice. WACKY SPORTS GAMES, AGES 3-5

Mondays, 1:15-2 p.m. Gymnasium. Maximum 20. Members only $135 Get ready to have tons of fun and play wacky and wild sports games with experienced coaches! Learn new, unique and exciting sports games such as obstacle courses, super relay races, parachute games, camp games, jump-the-creek and more!!! Develop basic movements, balance, hand-eye coordination, teamwork, fundamentals and sportsmanship. Instructor: Coach Eddie, Coach Jon & Staff INDOOR/OUTDOOR SOCCER AGES 4-5

Mondays, 2:15-3 p.m. Gymnasium and Outside Field. Maximum 20. Members only $135 Use the game of soccer to work on balance, coordination, agility and running while focusing on the fundamentals of soccer including: dribbling, shooting, passing, offensive and defensive strategy, and more… In addition play fun and interactive soccer games! (Participants will be grouped by age and skill level) Instructor: Coach Eddie, Coach Jon & Staff

Merage JCC Program Guide •

Tuesdays 8 classes. No class 3/26. STORYTELLING THROUGH BALLET & MOVEMENT, AGES 3-5

Tuesdays: 1:15 – 2 p.m. Members $135, Public $185 Through creative storytelling, students will move and dance through the pages of familiar books. Elements of literacy will be introduced and discussed while students perform by representing various characters and plotlines, using their bodies as a form of expression. Instructor- Darrlene Alquiza received her B.A. in child and adolescent studies from CSU-Fullerton and a master’s degree in human development with a specialization in early childhood education. She has been an early childhood educator at the Merage JCC for the past 2 years. She has a passion for literacy and thrives on creating exciting lessons that encourage learning through all the senses. LITTLE REMBRANDTS: ART OUTSIDE! AGES 4-5

Tuesdays, 1:15-2:00 pm $135 members, $185 public The weather is warming up and we are going to discover the wonders of nature outdoors in this fun, creative new program. We will study the plants and trees around the J, plant our own flowers to paint and draw, play with sand art, learn to draw ourselves and our friends in the lovely gardens around the J and much more. Each student will be given a sketch book and we will send them home at the end of the session full of delightful surprises! Instructor: Lynne Kaplan Lynne is the resident art teacher at the JCC’s School of Art. She studied at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa and at Johannesburg School of Art and Design, specializing in interior and industrial design. Subsequent years in the fashion and industrial design world have cultivated Lynne’s fascination with color and texture. For over 20 years she has instructed both children and adults in acrylic and oil, graphic design, mixed media, pottery and sculpture. CHEF JOYAREWE!, AGES 3-5

Tuesdays, 1:15-2 p.m. Members $150, Public $200 Your child will learn the joy of cooking through actively working in our Preschool kitchen to make a meal from start to finish. Children delve into the mathematic, literacy and nutrition

aspects of cooking through reading a recipe, measuring ingredients and investigating the types of foods we eat. We will harvest food from our organic preschool garden and prepare our own snacks. Instructor: Stephanie Faunt is an Associate Teacher in our Pre-Kindergarten program and brings positive energy and enthusiasm to our community. She has an MA in education from the University of Phoenix and holds a BS from The College of Saint Rose in NY and taught at Culinary Kids. INDOOR/OUTDOOR SOCCER, AGES 3-5

Tuesdays, 1:15-2 p.m. Gymnasium and Outside Field. Maximum 20. Members only $150 See Monday description.

INDOOR/OUTDOOR SOCCER, AGES 4-5

Tuesdays, 2:15-3 p.m. Gymnasium and Outside Field. Maximum 20. Members only $150. See Monday description.

Wednesdays 8 classes. No class 3/26. STORYTELLING THROUGH BALLET & MOVEMENT, AGES 3-5

Tuesdays: 1:15 – 2 p.m. Members $135, Public $185 See Tuesday description. SPORTSMANIA! AGES 4-5

Wednesdays, 1:15-2 p.m. Gymnasium. Maximum 20. Members only $150 Play a new sport each day including soccer, basketball, hockey, baseball, football and more! Develop basic movements, balance, hand-eye coordination, teamwork, fundamentals and sportsmanship while having fun!!! Instructor: Coach Eddie, Coach Jon & Staff HIP HOP FOR TOTS, AGES 3-5

Wednesdays, 1:15-2 p.m. Dance Studio/Dressing Rooms Members only $150. Max. 20 each session This class combines high energy and motivating music to easy Hip-Hop routines designed especially for children. The routines contain aerobic activities such as jumping jacks and running in place making this class not only good for kids but lots of fun, too! Instructor: Rhythm Motion Instructors SPORTSMANIA! AGES 4-5

Wednesdays, 2:15-3 p.m. Gymnasium. Maximum 20. Members only $150 See description above.

Spring, Session 1, 2013 Register on-line at www.jccoc.org.


JCC Early Childhood Learning Center

Early Childhood Enrichment Programs Thursdays 8 classes. No class 3/26. HOLA, AMIGOS! SPANISH IMMERSION ENRICHMENT: AGES 3-5

Thursdays, 1:15-2 p.m. Members $135, Public $185 Research shows that young children have a unique ability to absorb a second language naturally. Students in this fully immersion class will learn Spanish by listening to Spanish through storytelling, songs, and games. Students unfamiliar with the language will gain strength and confidence in speaking Spanish through this immersion class while children already familiar with Spanish will broaden their vocabulary and strengthen their abilities to converse. Instructor: Lorena Montes De Oca Born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, Lorena is a native Spanish speaker and continues to speak only Spanish in her household. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Studies from Cal State University, Fullerton and she is currently working on her Masters in Child Psychology. She has 8 years of experience teaching in preschool and has been part of the Merage JCC Early Childhood Learning Center for the past 4 years LITTLE ROCK STARS, AGES 3-5

Thursdays, 1:15-2 p.m. Members $135, Public $185 Join us for this high energy music class, as we sing and dance our way through the “Wonderful World of Animals!.” As we learn about different instruments and beginning music theory, you will be surprised how quickly the students pick up the rhythms and names of all the notes! Instructor: Aaron Bertram has Bachelor’s degrees in Theatre and Music. He studied early

childhood education at Saddleback College and has been teaching music for six years and been a professional performer for 12, playing with Suburban Legends at Disneyland and with Kids Imagination at the National Conference for Early Childhood Education (NAEYC). LITTLE REMBRANDTS ARTSY HOUR: MIXED MEDIA, AGES 4-5

Thursdays, 1:15-2 p.m. $135 members, $185 public Kids love this exciting creative class!! Giving your child the opportunity to do art is as important as teaching them to read and write. You are opening the door to creativity, allowing them to learn to think for themselves and to gain such incredible confidence! Join us and learn to make fabulous things out of clay, paint, color, and create! The class is in a working art studio where your child will do art to music. All materials provided. Instructor: Lynne Kaplan Please see Lynne’s bio for Monday class.

SPORTSMANIA! AGES 3-5

SPRING SESSION 2013 MAR. 4 TO MAY 3, 2013

Sunday Bitty T-Ball/ Baseball Training Clinic, Ages 3-5 Sundays, 10:30-11:15 a.m. (4/7-6/2: No class 5/12, 5/26, 7 classes) Outside Field JCC Members Only $160 Get ready for the JCC T-Ball season! Taught by experienced players and coaches, this workshop will focus on the fundamentals of the baseball including: hitting, fielding, base-running, offensive and defensive strategy. In addition you will play fun and interactive baseball games! Players will receive jerseys, hats, trophies and more! For more information please contact Eddie Priesand, Sports and Recreation Director at 949-435-3400 x104 or eddiep@jccoc.org. Instructors: Coach Jon, Baseball Instructors & Staff

Registration opens Feb. 21 In person or online SPRING BREAK MARCH 25-29 AND APRIL 1. Preschool closed; ITC open. Spring Break Camp by registration only.

PASSOVER SEDERS MARCH 19, 20, 21

Thursdays, 1:15-2 p.m. Gymnasium. Max. 20. Members only $150 Please see Wednesday description.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: March 25 ECLC & ITC Closed @ 3:30 p.m.

WACKY SPORTS GAMES, AGES 3-5

Thursdays, 2:15-3 p.m. Gymnasium. Max. 20.Members only $150. See Monday description.

Fridays

STILL A FEW SPACES OPEN FOR 2013 SCHOOL YEAR!

8 classes. No class 3/26. CHEF JOYAREWE!, AGES 3-5

Fridays, 1:15-2 p.m. Members $150, Public $200 See Tuesday description.

Call to take a tour or to be placed on the waiting list.

Early Childhood Enrichments At-A-Glance Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1:15-2 p.m.

Ramping It Up, 3-5

Ballet & Movement, Ages 3-5

Ballet & Movement, Ages 3-5

Little Rock Stars 3-5

Chef Joyarewe, 3-5

Indoor/Outdoor Soccer, 3-5

Sportsmania! 3-5

Little Rembrandts Artsy Hour, 4-5

Wacky Sports Games 4-5

Little Rembrandts Art Outside, 4-5

Hip Hop, 3-5

Sportsmania, 3-5

FOR MORE INFORMATION about the ECLC, please call the Preschool Office at (949) 4353400, ext. 290

Hola, Amigos, Spanish Immersion, 3-5

Chef Joyarewe, 3-5 2:15-3 p.m.

Indoor/Outdoor Soccer, 3-5

Indoor/Outdoor Soccer, 3-5

Sportsmania! 3-5

Wacky Sports Games, 3-5

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Children’s After School Enrichments, K-5

Children’s After School Enrichments, K-5 SPRING SESSION 2013 MAR. 4 TO MAY 3, 2013 Registration opens Feb. 21 In person or online SPRING BREAK CAMPS March 25-April 3 and April 15-19 There are no Club J enrichments 3/25-4/5.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about JCC Children’s programs and Club J, please contact Audra Martin, Children

exceptional programming for children in grades K-5

The Children’s Department at the Merage JCC is committed to offering the highest quality of programming. Whether it’s a Kids Night Out, Club J, enrichment program or any other Children’s Program, we guarantee top notch staff in a top notch facility. The Children’s Department provides a safe, nurturing environment in which children can continue to grow and enhance their skills while having a TON OF FUN!

When the school day is done, Club J begins with an after school program that is the best around. Club J is designed for families who need the support and convenience of a daily after school schedule for their children. All Club J participants are entitled to two enrichment classes* per day at no additional charge. Club J participants also receive School’s Out/JCC’s In at a reduced cost. Licensed by the State of California #304370454.

REFER A FRIEND

The JCC is a great way to bring your school friends into a wonderful environment. With the referral of a friend who attends a Children’s Department program this semester, you and your friend will receive a FREE kids night out. The referral program is for children who have never attended a JCC program. The family does not have to be JCC members. Contact Sydney Ross for more information.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about JCC Childen’s programming and Club J, please contact Audra Martin, Children’s Program Director at (949) 435-3400, ext. 265 or email audram@jccoc.org.

2012-2013 MONTHLY CLUB J FEES* MEMBERS No Transportation

2 Day $153

3 Day $229

4 Day $306

5 Day $382

Transportation

$198

$290

$397

$485

PUBLIC No Transportation

2 Day $198

3 Day $290

4 Day $397

5 Day $485

Transportation

$282

$441

$565

$651

and Camp Program Director at (949) 4353400, ext. 265,email audram@jccoc. org.or Sydney Ross, Children’s Asst. Director at (949) 435-3400 x.300 or email sydneyr@jccoc. org.

Choose the time that works for you...

Club J’s after school programs are available on all school days, except for Jewish holidays. Choose from our 2, 3, 4 or 5 day program, offered Monday through Friday until 5:30 p.m. • The deadline to register for all enrichment classes is two weeks after class start date. No classes will be pro-rated due to late registration. • Enrichment classes are not just for Club J members - Join the fun with Individual Enrichments! • Enrichment classes require a minimum enrollment of five children.

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Merage JCC Program Guide •

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Choice of 2, 3, 4 or 5 day programs Choice of two quality enrichment programs per day Vista Verde 1:30 p.m. pick up When school is out come to the JCC for a fun-filled day, Furlough days included Experienced college graduates or working toward a college degree Healthy daily snacks: celery, carrots, apples and oranges Fun special events Friday Shabbat stories and activities

Transportation

Enrichment Classes

• There will be no enrichment classes: 3/25-4/5.

Benefits of Club J 2012-2013

We are proud to offer programming to our neighborhood schools. Transportation from the following schools is available at an additional cost, Newport Coast, Andersen and Bonita Canyon. We require a minimum of five children for the bus to pick up at the schools. Club J staff members will walk to Vista Verde and Tarbut V’Torah to pick up the students.

Spring, Session 1, 2013 Register on-line at www.jccoc.org.


Children’s After School Enrichments, K-5

Children’s After School Enrichments, K-5 THERE WILL BE NO ENRICHMENT CLASSES 3/25-4/5

Monday-Thursday HOMEWORK, GRADES 1-5

Monday – Thursday 3:45-4:30 or 4:45- 5:30 p.m. Members $110, Public $167 Join our staff in a quiet supervised room to finish your homework at Club J. The staff is around to help students with their homework and keep the environment quiet and safe for all children. All students’ homework will be checked and signed off by a Club J staff member.

After School Sports, Grades 2-5 Come play your favorite sport and learn the fundamentals of each sport while having fun in a game atmosphere. Coaches will instruct the children on how to position themselves on a soccer field, how to line up on the line of scrimmage, strategies for tagging up in baseball and how to properly defend a fast break in basketball. Come every day after school and play your favorite sport with your friends. Each day will be a different sport, giving all the children exposure to the wide variety of team sports, from basketball to football to soccer and even kickball. Sports enrichments are for members only. Depending on activity, classes are held in the gym, or on the field and outdoor basketball courts. Classes are $110 per daily class session. Choose one session or sign up for all four days: MONDAY 4:45-5:30 TUESDAY 4:45-5:30 WEDNESDAY 3:45-4:30 THURSDAY 4:45-5:30

Mondays

SPRING SESSION 2013 MAR. 4 TO MAY 3, 2013

ART WITH LYNNE GRADES K-5 NEW!

SCIENCE EXPEDITIONS, GRADES 2-5

Mondays, 4:45-5:30 p.m. Dressing Room, Members $110, Public $167, Material Fee $25 Children will explore the principles of some scientific disciplines. This class will have fun dissecting a cookie to see what riches it contains, do a little science magic with an orange and cards to try to bend water with static electricity, and much more! ENGINEER LEGACIES, GRADES K-1

NEW!

Mondays, 3:45-4:30 p.m. Dressing Room, Members $110, Public $167, Material Fee $25 Club J Engineers will have fun meeting challenges by engaging their imaginations and creative abilities. Together they will create a Tsunami warning system, make a farm machine, draw plans for a medical breakthrough to save the lives of crash victims and even design and build a skyscraper that will “float” above the earth. THEATER EXPRESSION GRADES K-1

Mondays, 3:45-4:30 p.m. Senior Center, Members $110, Public $167 Join this exciting class of musical fun! Let your voice be heard! Learn musical scores, motions and movement combinations while being introduced to theater musicals in a fun and interactive way!

Mondays, 4:45-5:30 p.m. Art Studio, Members $110 Public $167, Material $30 Art with Lynne provides children with tools to succeed at the many art media experiences such as drawing, painting, and clay sculpture. Lynne’s class is hands-on and visual. Lynne’s innovative guided instruction with selected topics that kids love and relate to makes Art with Lynne FUN for everyone! Class is limited to 20 students

Registration opens Feb. 21 In person or online SPRING BREAK CAMPS March 25-April 3 and April 15-19 There are no Club J enrichments 3/254/5.

KICKBALL, GRADE K-1

Mondays, 3:45-4:30 p.m. Gym, Outside Members Only $110 ZUMBA, GRADES K-1

Mondays, 3:45-4:30 p.m. Senior Center, Members $110, Public $167 Move! Move! Move to the beat and step to the rhythm! This class is filled with movement fun and aerobic stretch, dance games and creative movement .Children learn to move to the music as they practice dance combinations “Zumba” while building team spirit and confidence. This is a high energy class that guarantees a cardio workout, a positive and safe environment and a lot of fun learning the latest Zumba moves!

FOR MORE INFORMATION about JCC Children’s programs and Club J, please contact Audra Martin, Children and Camp Program Director at (949) 4353400, ext. 265,email audram@jccoc. org.or Sydney Ross, Children’s Asst. Director at (949) 435-3400 x.300 or email sydneyr@jccoc.

Tuesdays ART WITH LYNNE, GRADES K-5

CHOREOGRAPHY, GRADES K-1

Mondays, 4:45-5:30 p.m. Senior Center, Members $110, Public $167 Feel the excitement as you move to the rhythm and step of musicals. Learn with your friends at Club J how to make music ‘come alive’ with movement and expression. CREATIVE EXPLORERS, GRADE 2-5

Mondays, 3:45-4:30 p.m. Senior Center, Members $110, Public $167, Kids will learn to sing, dance, and express themselves. It helps them grow socially and emotionally as well as developing literacy skills, mathematical skills and problem solving skills while moving, creating costumes and acting it out! CREATIVE EXPLORERS GRADE K-1

Mondays, 4:45-5:30 p.m. Senior Center, Members $110, Public $167, See description for Monday 3:45 class.

Tuesdays, 3:45-4:30 p.m. Art Studio, Members $110 Public $167, Material $30 Art with Lynne provides children with tools to succeed at the many art media experiences such as drawing, painting, and clay sculpture. Lynne’s class is hands-on and visual. Lynne’s innovative guided instruction with selected topics that kids love and relate to makes Art with Lynne FUN for everyone! Class is limited to 20 students

org.

BHUYA YOGA GRADES 2-5

AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENTS ARE NOT JUST FOR CLUB J MEMBERS:

Tuesdays, 3:45-4:30 p.m. Senior Center, Members $110, Public $167 A holistic learning Program, Bhuya Yoga LLC, promotes health, fitness, independence and well-being. In a lively and fun way, kids explore and practice yoga postures and reflection techniques to balance and stretch the body.

Children can register for individual classes as well.

BHUYA YOGA GRADES K-1

Tuesdays, 4:45-5:30 p.m. Senior Center, Members $110, Public $167 See description for Tuesday 3:45 class.

Register on-line at www.jccoc.org. Spring, Session 1, 2013 • Merage JCC Program Guide

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Classes held in the gym and sports field are available to JCC members only.


Children’s After School Enrichments, K-5

SPRING SESSION 2013 MAR. 4 TO MAY 3, 2013 Registration opens Feb. 21 In person or online SPRING BREAK CAMPS March 25-April 3 and April 15-19 There are no Club J enrichments 3/25-4/5.

Children’s After School Enrichments, K-5 SPANISH! OLE! NEW! GRADES K-5

NEW! Tuesdays 3:30-4:45 p.m. Senior Center, Members $110, Public $167 Welcome to the Spanish Language. Learn to speak Spanish in a FUN and interactive way! Learn the different variations of Spanish salutations. In this Spanish language program your child will learn salutation songs and play memory games and movement games to reinforce the learning. It’s Spanish! Ole!

KID’S PLANET, GRADES K-1

Tuesdays, 4:45-5:30 p.m. Senior Center, Members $110, Public $167 This class will integrate fun games and interactive workshops while children begin to understand how the planet works as a perfect living organism. Focusing on earth systems such as the energy cycle, the water cycle, and the carbon cycle they will find the simplicity in the complex design of the planet. SOCCER, GRADES K-1

Tuesdays, 3:45-4:30 p.m. Gym, Outside Members only $110 FOR MORE INFORMATION about JCC Children’s programs and Club J, please contact Audra Martin, Children and Camp Program Director at (949) 4353400, ext. 265,email audram@jccoc. org.or Sydney Ross, Children’s Asst. Director at (949) 435-3400 x.300 or email sydneyr@jccoc. org.

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NEW!

GOOEY, MUDDY, MESSY, GRADES 2-5

Tuesdays, 3:45-4:30 p.m. Dressing Room, Members $110, Public $167, Material Fee $25 Imagine, design, and create art masterpieces that are of Gooey, Muddy, and Messy Art Media! Learn about art mediums…paint, draw, sculpt and enjoy crafts. In this class, children have the freedom to express and share their creative style masterpieces.’

NEW!

GOOEY, MUDDY, MESSY GRADES K-1

Tuesdays, 4:45-5:30 p.m. Dressing Room, Members $110, Public $167, Material Fee $25 See description for Tuesday 3:45 class. STORY STAMPEDE, GRADES 2-5

NEW!

Tuesdays, 4:45-5:30 p.m. Dressing Room, Members $110, Public $167 Club J” Illustrators” will create short stories with the aid of stamps, markers and colored pencils and use a comic book format as they create a family history card, send a secrete message to a friend and even make their own travel story. LEGENDS & MAZES, GRADES K-1

Tuesdays, 3:45-4:30 p.m. Dressing Room, Members $110, Public $167 This class is interactive and fun! Read favorite stories and create legendary art. Have fun building literacy skills while telling stories with from around the world. This class evokes the imagination and excitement for learning!

Merage JCC Program Guide •

Wednesdays

ZUMBA, GRADES 2-5

STORYBOOK TALES, GRADE K-1

Wednesdays, 3:45-4:30 p.m. Dressing Room, Members $110, Public $167 Create, Imagine, Explore! It’s a world of imagination. Listen to storybook tales and have fun re-enacting the story! Learn the art of theater while having fun acting. Do all this and more in a creative exciting drama class. DRAMA GAMES, GRADE K-1

Wednesdays 4:45-5:30 Dressing Room, Members $110, Public $167 Listen and learn drama games! Learn to mime, sing, dance, and act all in one. This class is engaging and fun for all. COMIC BOOK CREATIONS, GRADES K-1

Wednesdays, 3:45-4:30 p.m. Dressing Room, Members $110, Public $167, It’s so FUN! It’s full of excitement! Become a part of Comic Book Creations and learn all about creating comic figures and making comic stories with Aaron. Children will participate in the world of Comic Book Creations in ways that are engaging, interactive and fun!

Wednesdays, 4:45-5:30 p.m. Senior Center, Members $110, Public $167 See description for Monday 3:45 class. GAGA/HANDBALL GRADES K-1

Wednesdays, 3:45-4:30pm Outside, Members only $110 Practice GaGa and Handball skills with Club J friends. Learn the skills necessary to be the GaGa/Handball champ! GaGa is an exciting game that teaches basic sports skills and encourages social interaction with peers. Children us agility, hand/eye coordination and quick thinking in order to excel in this game. Handball is a game that uses quick maneuvers, strong focus, and hand/eye coordination while getting a great cardiovascular workout!

Thursdays

NEW!

OODLES OF NOODLES, GRADE: K-5

Wednesdays, 4:45-5:30 p.m. Dressing Room, Members $110, Public $167, See description for Wednesday 3:45 class.

Thursdays, 4:45-5:30 p.m. Dressing Room, Members $110, Public $167, Material Fee $25 Learn the language of noodles and identify the many shapes available as we toss and coat noodles of every description! Some noodles are uniquely regional and not widely known, while some types of noodles may have different names in different languages or sometimes in the same language!

ART EXPRESSIONS & LEGENDS, GR. 2-5

ART WITH LYNNE GRADES K-5

Wednesdays, 3:45-4:30 p.m. Dressing Room, Members $110, Public $167, Material Fee $25 Learn about different cultures and how they express themselves in art and experience creating your version of art to take home. Children will make a decorated elephant, experience Chinese calligraphy, make an Egyptian cartouche and even write a message in rock art symbols from the Plains Indians.

CHEER, GRADE K-5

COMIC BOOK CREATIONS, GRADES 2-5

NEW!

NEW!

ART EXPRESSIONS & LEGENDS, GR. K-1

Wednesdays 4:45-5:30 Dressing Room, Members $110, Public $167, Material Fee $25 See description for Wednesday 3:45 class. MANDARIN IN MOTION, GR. K-5

Thursdays, 3:45-4:30 p.m. Art Studio, Members $110 Public $167, Material $30 See description for Monday 4:45 class. Thursday 3:45-5:30 Sr. Center, Members $110, Public $167 Enjoy creating cheers and movements in a fun interactive way. Listen and learn the cheers and learn to move to the beat and rhythm while incorporating dance moves to bring excitement to cheer! JAZZ, GRADE K-5

NEW! Thursdays, 4:45-5:30 p.m.

Wednesdays, 3:45-4:30 p.m. Senior Center, Members $110 Public $167 Learn Mandarin in a fun and interactive and engaging way! Through games and songs celebrations of holidays and dance, children will be introduced to Mandarin and want to learn more!

Sr. Center, Members $110, Public $167 Kids love Jazz! In this class, children are introduced to the world of dance, music and fitness. We encourage your child to come and move to the music. They learn Jazz while having fun!

Spring, Session 1, 2013 Register on-line at www.jccoc.org.


Children’s After School Enrichments, K-5

Children’s After School Enrichments, K-5 IT’S MAGIC: ILLUSIONS, GRADES 2-5

IT’S MAGIC: ILLUSIONS, GRADES K-1

Thursdays, 3:45-4:30 p.m. Senior Center, Members $110, Public $167, Material Fee $25 It’s a mystery full of suspense! Become in the know with your friends and learn how to do magic with Aaron. Children will participate in the world of wonder and amazement while building their magical skills and doing what is amazing magic!

Thursdays, 4:45-5:30 p.m. Senior Center, Members $110, Public $167, Material Fee $25 See description for Thursday 3:45 class.

SPRING SESSION 2013 MAR. 4 TO MAY 3, 2013

HANG TIME GRADES 3-5

Thursdays, 3:45-4:30 p.m. Children’s Room, Members $110, Public $167, Material Fee $25 This class is great! Come hang out after school and unwind with your JCC buddies. Play NEW! games, surf the web, listen to music, make ROLLING DRUM BEATS, GR. K-1 Thursdays, 3:45-4:30 p.m. Dressing Room, crafts and cook all while having your own ‘hang Members $110, Public $167, Material Fee $25 time‘ space for you and your Club J Friends. Children will have fun with sounds and rhythms with drums. SCHOLASTIC: MIND POWERNEW! They will beat out the rhythm BRAIN ART! GRADES 2-5 learning to keep time while add- Thursdays, 4:45-5:30 p.m. Children’s Room, ing a twist and a double note Members $110, Public $167, Material Fee $25 with a pause to introduce dif- Build your comprehension skills and learn ferent notes. The will shake the how to problem solve with your Club J Friends Egyptian Systrums to introduce as you read Scholastic Stories. Scholastic an acient note and add Native Magazines have attention-grabbing photos American sounds to rattle the and exciting articles that challenge and engage rhythm! students. Just imagine what your brain power can create!

Registration opens Feb. 21 In person or online SPRING BREAK CAMPS March 25-April 3 and April 15-19 There are no Club J enrichments 3/25-4/5.

Children’s After School Enrichments At-A-Glance TIME 3:45-4:30

Monday Homework

Tuesday (1-5)

Homework

Wednesday (1-5)

Homework

(1-5)

Thursday

Art with Lynne (K-5)*

Mandarin in Motion (K-5)

Art with Lynne (K-5)*

3:45-4:30

Engineer Legacies (K-1)*

Spanish (K-5)

Storybook Tales (K-1)

Cheer (K-5)

3:45-4:30

Theater (K-1)

Legends & Mazes (K-1)

Comic Book (K-1)

Rolling Drumbeats (K-1)

3:45-4:30

Sports (2-5)

Yoga (2-5)

Art Expression (2-5)*

It’s Magic: Illusions (2-5)

3:45-4:30

Creative Explorers (2-5)

Gooey, Muddy, Messy (2-5)*

Sports (2-5)

TIME

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

4:45-5:30

Homework (1-5)

4:45-5:30

Choreography (K-1)

Kids Planet (K-5)

Art Expression (K-1)*

It’s Magic: Illusions (K-1)

4:45-5:30

Creative Explorers (K-1)

Gooey, Muddy, Messy (K-1)*

Drama Games (K-1)

Jazz (K-1)

4:45-5:30

Zumba (K-1)

Yoga (K-1)

Gaga/Handball (K-1)

Oodles of Noodles (K-5)*

4:45-5:30

Art with Lynne (K-5)*

Story Stampede (2-5)

Zumba (2-5)

Sports (2-5)

Comic Book (2-5)

Scholastic: Brain Power & Art (2-5) *

4:45-5:30

Science Expedition (2-5)*

Sports (2-5)

Homework

(1-5)

Hang Time (3-5)* Thursday Homework (1-5)

Enjoy Friday Shabbat Experience / Fun Day

Kickball (K-1)

(1-5)

• CLUB J FEES INCLUDE A CHOICE OF TWO ENRICHMENT CLASSES DAILY.

Homework (1-5)

3:45-4:30

Homework

Friday

Register on-line at www.jccoc.org. Spring, Session 1, 2013 • Merage JCC Program Guide

• AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENTS ARE NOT JUST FOR CLUB J MEMBERS: Children can register for individual classes as well. Classes held in the gym and sports field are available to JCC members only. • A minimum of 5 students is required for an enrichment class

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*A $25 material fee is charged for all art, cooking and literature classes.


Children’s Dept. Camps & School’s Out

Camps & School’s Out Fun at the J Camp Haverim 2013!

$ AVE ON

SUMMER CAMPS

For more information about JCC Childen’s programs, please contact Audra Martin,

Children and Camp Program Director at (949) 435-3400, ext. 265, email audram@jccoc. org.or Sydney Ross,

NO SCHOOL? NO WORRIES... WE ARE OPEN! School’s Out/JCC’s In, Gr K-8

When school’s out, come spend the day at the J with us!

during March Mania. Prices go up after 3/31. Registration now open: Visit www.jccoc.org.

Grades K-5: Participate in a variety of activities, including: sports, art, swimming, games & more! Please bring a Kosher dairy lunch, swimsuit and towel in case weather permits swimming. CIT - Grades 6-8: Learn the tools to be a JCC counselor, while playing sports, swimming, doing art projects and more.

Children’s Director at (949) 435-3400, ext. 300 or email sydneyr@jccoc.org.

Thurs., Apr. 25 TVT 1/2 day Fri., April 26 TVT SCHOOLS OUT Grades K-5 9-3:30 p.m. Club J Members $45, JCC Members $55, Public $65 Grades 6-8 (CIT) 9-3:30 p.m. JCC Members $30, Public $40 TVT ½ Day Pick Up $20 Pre Care 7:30-9 a.m. $10 per day Post Care 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. $12 per day Post Care: FREE to Club J members Refund policy : Fees are non-refundable. There is no reduction or refund of fees due to absence, illness or withdrawals. No fees are transferable.

Spring Break Camps at the JCC

March 25-April 3, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m (TVT, Vista Verde, Bonita Canyon Elementary) Week 1: Fun Days, World of Science, Sporto Week 2: Fun Days, Everything Art, Sporto

CHEAPER THAN A BABYSITTER!

Kids Night Out Programs THEME NIGHT FUN FOR GRADES K-5

While the kids are at the J, the Parents can play! Spend the evening with your friends at the J. Enjoy dinner, games, a movie and making your own sundae! Members $20, Public $30 At the door: Members $25, Public $35

SATURDAYS, 6-10 P.M. March 2 & 16 April 6 & 20 May 4 & 18

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April 15-19 (Newport Mesa School District) Week 3: Fun Days Only $280/wk Members, $389/wk public, $75/day CIT program available for Grades 6-8 $210/wk Members, $263/wk public, $60/day Pre and Pre-Post Care available Pre-Care 7:30-9:00 am: $10/day or $42/week Post-Care 3:30-5:30 pm: $12/day or $59/week

Spring, Session 1, 2013 Register on-line at www.jccoc.org.


Children’s Special Interests

Children’s Special Interest Programs JCC Spring Youth Basketball League, Grades K-6 Kindergarten- 6th Grade (Teams split up by age and skill level)

Sundays ONLY, Practice before each game on Sunday April 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12. Game times will vary. Seasons schedule will be handed out by your coach. • Grades K & 1 will have a clinic/practice before each game. • Grades 2-6 will have either a clinic/practice before each game or play a double header. Welcome to the Spring season of JCCOC basketball! Register for the Spring league by grade and each player will be placed in the appropriate division by grade and skill level. Each team will have a coach and practices and games will all take place on Sundays. Kindergarten and 1st Grade teams will be mixed up each Sunday so they will be able to play with different friends and teammates each week. 2nd Grade and up will play against other teams from the JCC and other teams in Orange County. Gymnasium. JCC Members Only $150, plus $15 for new jersey. Players may use the same jerseys from the 2012/13 Winter Season. If you already have a jersey you do not need to purchase a new one.

Sunday Bitty T-Ball/Baseball Training Clinic, Ages 3-5

Specialty Art for Kids

For more

COOL ART FOR COOL KIDS, GRADES 1-5 Mondays, 3:15-4:30 p.m. 3/4 - 4/29, No class 3/25 & 4/1 $140 members, $170 public In this creative class your child is able to use art as a way of self-expression, while learning traditional skills and being exposed to some really cool creative ideas! Some projects will be collaborative projects which are geared towards helping your child grasp the concept of team work.

about Children’s

LITTLE REMBRANDTS: ART OUTSIDE!, AGES 4-5 Tuesdays, 1:15-2 p.m. 3/5 – 4/30, No class 3/26 $135 members, $180 public The weather is warming up and we are going to explore the outdoors as we study the plants and trees around the J, plant our own flowers to paint and draw, play with sand art, learn to draw ourselves and our friends in the lovely gardens around the J. Each student will be given a sketch book and we will send them home at the end of the session full of delightful surprises!

949-435-3400

please contact Eddie Priesand, Sports and Recreation Supervisor at x104 or email eddiep@jccoc. org. Sports clinics and leagues are for JCC Members Only

LITTLE REMBRANDTS: ARTSY HOUR, AGES 4-5 Thursdays, 1:15-2 p.m. 3/7 –5/2, No class 3/28 $135members/ $180 public Kids love this exciting creative class!! Giving your child the opportunity to do art is as important as teaching them to read and write. You are opening the door to creativity, allowing them to learn to think for themselves and to gain such incredible confidence! Join us and learn to make fabulous things out of clay, paint, color, and create! For more information please contact Yael Brudner, Cultural Arts Assistant at (949) 435-3400, ext. 305 or email yaelb@jccoc.org.

Birthday Parties PAJAMA PARTY CRAFT PARTY SCIENCE EXPLORATION PARTY POOL PARTY SPORTS PARTY ALL-AROUND PARTY

Sports Programs,

ADVANCED REMBRANDTS, GRADES 1-5 Wednesdays, 3:45-5 p.m. 3/6-5/1, No class 3/27, 4/3 $140 members/$170 public “Imagination is more important than knowledge” A. Einstein. Art is all around us.......and is an integral part of every child’s learning and development. In this fun-filled artistic environment, kids get to express themselves, talk, meet new friends and create fantastic work worthy of display.

Sundays, 10:30-11:15 a.m. (4/7-6/2: No class 5/12, 5/26, 7 classes) Outside Field. JCC Members Only $160 Get ready for the JCC T-Ball season! Taught by experienced players and coaches, this workshop will focus on the fundamentals of the baseball including: hitting, fielding, base-running, offensive and defensive strategy. In addition you will play fun and interactive baseball games! Players will receive jerseys, hats, trophies and more! Instructors: Coach Jon, Baseball Instructors, & Staff

Choose from our awesome list of themes for your celebration:

information

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ALL BIRTHDAY PARTY PACKAGES ARE 2 HOURS. CONTACT THE J AT (949) 435-3400 TO PLAN YOUR PARTY: Pajama, Craft, Science Exploration or Personalized parties - Sydney Ross at ext. 300, sydneyr@jccoc.org Pool party - Gina Duncan at ext. 160, ginad@jccoc.org Sports party - Eddie Priesand at ext. 104, eddiep@jccoc.org

Register on-line at www.jccoc.org. Spring, Session 1, 2013 • Merage JCC Program Guide

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JCC Teens

s w ne Join us on facebook: JCC.Teens

or Follow us on Tweeter & Instagram: OCTeens

FOR MORE INFORMATION about JCC Teen programming contact Audra Martin Children and Camp Program Director (949) 435- 3400 ext. 265, AudraM@ jccoc.org or Jake Kavalar, Camp Yofi and

teens Teen Fitness Classes TEEN CROSS TRAINING BOOTCAMP, AGES 12-16 Mon/Wed, 3:30-4:30 p.m. This program focuses on all components of fitness including strength, cardio, flexibility, core and functional movement while having fun! Supplement your child’s daily activity with this instructor led after school group training program. $150, 8 sessions Instructor: Shane Johnston JCC YOUTH TRIATHLON CAMP, AGES 5-15 Tues/Thurs, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Kids receive instruction in swimming, cycling, running, hydration and proper transition between events. Emphasis on FUN, proper technique, safety, pacing and sportsmanship. Each clinic culminates in a short “fun race” around the JCC, giving participants a chance to test the waters before their first official race. Regular $100, 8 sessions Instructor: Pam Nichol, USAT Certified Triathlon Coach

Teen Director and (949) 435-3400 ext. 275, or email jacobk@jccoc.org

Camp Yofi 2013 Register today and save with Early Bird prices through April 15, 2013. Register online at www. campyofi. com.

Teen Art Classes TEEN ART, AGES 14+ Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m. Mar. 6-May 1 (7 classes, No class 3/27 & 4/3) $140 members/$170 public This class is for the art student that would like more time and help exploring different art mediums under the guidance of an experienced artist. Just bring your inspiration, and imagination! Students are encouraged to bring their own paints and must provide their own canvas.

Teen Lounge! Unwind from school in the NEW Teen Lounge! The Teen lounge is for members only entering grades 6-12. You must wear your JCC I.D. badge. Hang-time in the Teen Lounge will be a place for homework, fun, and relaxing. Come enjoy our NEW flat screen TV’s, two pool tables, a ping pong table, Xbox 360 with all the newest games, stereo, three computers, and our new homework area.

TEEN LOUNGE HOURS Monday-Thursday 3-6 p.m. Friday 2:30-5 p.m. The Teen Lounge is supervised at all times by qualified staff. Teens must sign a required code of conduct before participating in teen center activities.

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Largest Loser

JOIN US FOR SEASON 5 OF OUR HEALTHY LIFESTYLE PROGRAM MARCH 3-MAY 5, 2013 WHY BECOME A LARGEST LOSER?

Our program gets results with these special features! • • • • • • • •

Open to the public Work out 3 times a week in a team with experienced personal trainers Bonus workouts For more information about Weekly confidential weigh-ins Largest Loser, contact Jason Meyers at (949) Access to registered dietitian 435-3400 ext. 266 or email Premade, fresh, delicious, food plan option jasonm@jccoc.org NEW! Set menus for each day ATTEND OUR NEW! Cooking demos and nutrition lectures INF

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Tuesday IGHT: ,F 6:30-7:3 eb. 26 0 p.m. RS

• NEW! Pantry Police & self-guided grocery tour

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Our Season 4 Largest Losers lost more than 450 lbs!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 1ST PLACE WINNERS: ALMA KENUP AND BRIAN CRYSTAL.

THREE YEARS IN A ROW!

THE 19TH ANNUAL BEST OF ORANGE COUNTY 2012 WINNER BEST GYM, 2ND PLACE

Thank you to all who voted for us!

Register on-line at www.jccoc.org. Spring, Session 1, 2013 • Merage JCC Program Guide 21


Sports Programs & Training

*During Adult pick-up game hours adults 18+ (or 16-year olds accompanied by a parent) have priority use of the basketball courts except for

JCC Adult Sports Programs JCC 21+ Men’s 4 on 4 Spring

Spring Men’s Basketball League Dates:

Basketball League

March 13: March 14: March 18: March 21: May 23:

Thursdays,7-8 p.m. or 8-9 p.m. depending on schedule (3/14-5/23, 9 weeks) $110 for 9-week session. Gymnasium. Register now for the JCC Men’s 4-on-4 Basketball League! Teams will consist of a maximum of six players. Play one game per night consisting of two 24-minute halves. Games will last approximately an hour complete with referees, jerseys and statistics. New! Teams will be drafted by Team Captains. If you are interested in becoming a Team Captain, please contact Eddie Priesand. Captains must attend draft night on March 14, one captain per team.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT JCC SPORTS & LEAGUES, contact Eddie Priesand, Sports and Recreation Supervisor at 949-435-3400 x104 or eddiep@jccoc.org.

Wednesday

Adult* Sports Pick-Up Games

nights when teens ages

Registration Deadline Draft Night/ Pick-Up Night Team Draft to be held after games Teams & schedule to be e-mailed and posted First official league games Final Championship Games

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Sunday

priority.

Drop-In Volleyball 6:30 p.m.

All JCC

*Adult Pick-up Basketball 6:30 p.m.

*Adult Pick-up Basketball 6:30 p.m.

*Teen Pick-Up Basketball 6-9 p.m.

*Adult Pick-Up Basketball 6:30 p.m.

*Adult Pick-Up Basketball 8 a.m.

13-17 have

Fitness and Sports Programs are open to JCC MEMBERS ONLY.

Let Us Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals Personalized Training Additional fees apply.

Personal Training can take you to the next level whether For more information or to register, contact Deborah at the fitness desk or email deborahr@ jccoc.org

your focus is strength or cardiovascular fitness. Let one of our experienced, certified trainers tailor a program specifically for you or choose from our custom workouts.

Personalized Boxing/ Kickboxing Training

Alternating bursts of intense activity such as kicking and punching, alternating with intervals of lighter activity including: core and corrective posture exercises, and simple calisthenics. Try this high cardio workout designed for all fitness levels.

JCC Private Triathlon Training with Pam Nichol, USAT Certified Triathlon Coach • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer Triathlon, Running, Cycling and Open Water Swim Coaching. Get on track with a flexible program that is uniquely suited to your needs. Weekly workout interface/support using Personalized programs that include the following elements: • Customized training plan set-up/consultation • Workouts evaluated and sent weekly • Phone and e-mail support • Pool and open water swim lessons

Personalized Pilates Training Our private, duo or

trio classes are for women and men who want beautiful long lean muscles! Utilizing our Stott Pilates Reformers our instructors can help you to achieve your fitness goals.

Melt Method Training Do you have body aches and pains? Are you feeling the effects of aging like joint problems, poor posture or sleep issues? MELT at the J utilizes customized balls and rollers to address common issues associated with aging and active living. Utilize the MELT Method system to improve flexibility, mobility, posture and reduce aches, pains, tension and stress. TRX Suspension Training The TRX Suspension Training System harnesses your own body weight to create resistance as you train and can be used by people of all fitness levels, from members just beginning to develop a fitness routine to members looking to enhance their fitness routines or work on specific areas. The TRX Suspension Training System allows you to get a fast, effective total body workout using only one piece of equipment.

Benefits of Bootcamp: Calorie Burn You can burn 400-600 calories in a single workout! Efficient You work multiple muscle groups and get a cardio workout in a short period of time. Fun & Friendship Each exercise is different so you don’t get bored. Plus you work together, make friends and support each other. Teamwork You work as a team to reach your potential fitness levels. Savings Bootcamps run between $15-$20 each session as opposed to higher rates for personal training. Variety Bootcamp locations vary: workouts may include gym sessions, pool and outdoor workouts, hikes and more!

Please see the Fitness Desk for a Fall bootcamp schedule and to register for bootcamp classes.

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Bootcamps & Personal Training

Bootcamps and Training Schedule Name of Bootcamp

Description

Day / time

Class fee

Shane’s Ultimate II Bootcamp

Hardcore! Intense cross fit-style workout. Incorporates intense cardio and total body conditioning. Builds stamina, strength and endurance.

Mon/Wed, 6-7 a.m.

Regular $150 Shane Johnston 8 sessions

Shane’s Ultimate III Bootcamp

Hardcore! Intense cross fit-style workout. Incorporates intense cardio and total body conditioning. Builds stamina, strength, and endurance.

Tues/Thurs, 7- 8 am

Regular $150 Shane Johnston 8 sessions

La Femme Bootcamp

Intense cardio and total body workout. Incorporates speed & agility training, cardio interval training, plyometrics, and power with a focus on the core throughout!

Tues/Thurs, 8-9 a.m.

Regular $150 Shane Johnston 8 sessions

Marijane’s TRIO Pilates

For Men and Women seeking beautiful, long lean muscles! Utilizes our Stott Pilates Reformers. (See Marijane to arrange your own TRIO)

Thurs, 10-10:45 a.m.

$80 4 sessions

Marijane Palchikoff

LL x 180

Take part in a well developed fitness program to help you reach your goals! Workout in a group setting with experienced coaches and team of peers. Themed monthly workouts. We track your progress by monthly weigh-ins and fitness benchmark testing.

M,W 8-9 am M,W 6-7 pm Tu,Th 7-8 pm M,W 4:30-5:30 pm Tu,Th 6:30-7:30 am Tu, Fr 12-1 pm

$135 for Season 4 LL Participants $150 Non– LL participants 8 sessions

Vince and Melissa Ortiz, Shane Johnson, Debbie Fox, Laura Maurer, Pam Nichol

Adult and Kids Triathlon Training (held year round)

Multi-sport training in the three disciplines of swimming, cycling, and running. Includes: training plans, swim instruction, develop cycling/running skills, and practice triathlon.

Mon/Wed, 6-7 p.m. Tues/Thurs 6-7 p.m.

Regular $200 Pam Nichol, USAT Certified 8 sessions Triathlon Coach First class FREE

JCC Youth Triathlon Camp, Ages 5-15

Kids receive instruction in swimming, cycling, running, hydration and proper transition between events. Emphasis on FUN, proper technique, safety, pacing and sportsmanship. Each clinic culminates in a short “fun race” around the JCC, giving participants a chance to test the waters before their first official race.

Tues/Thurs 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Regular $100 Pam Nichol, USAT Certified Triathlon Coach

This bootcamp is designed specifically for ladies who want to tone, lengthen muscles and develop functional strength while focusing on the “butt” and the “gut”. Accommodates a variety of fitness levels while ensuring everyone gets their version of ’hard work” done. It’s a great way to complement your other workouts and prepare for the New Year!

Mon/Wed 9-10 a.m.

HIIT Fit High Intensity Interval Training

High intensity interval training to blast through plateaus And get results!

Tues/Thurs, 9-10 a.m.

Backyard Fitness Bootcamp, Ages 12-16

Mon/Wed This program focuses on all components of fitness including strength, cardio, flexibility, core and functional 3:30-4:30 p.m. movement while having fun! Supplement your child’s daily activity with this instructor led after school group training program.

Pilates Studio Circuit

This small group class uses the Pilates system and exercises through use of the entire studio. Find strength, flexibility, awareness, ease of movement and internal power through Pilates.

Women’s Butt and Gut Bodyweight Bootcamp

NEW!

Instructor

All JCC Fitness and Sports Programs are open to JCC MEMBERS ONLY. For more information or to register, contact Deborah at

Regular $150 8 sessions

Vince Ortiz

the fitness desk or email deborahr@ jccoc.org

Tues/Thurs 6-7 p.m. Max 5 people

Regular $150 8 sessions

Samantha Marcellino

Regular $150 Shane Johnston 8 sessions

$30/session. 6 sessions for $180.

Laurel Silverman, Certified Pilates Instructor

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These Group X Classes Are FREE to JCC Members Mind/ Body/Core classes

Cardiovascular classes

GENTLE YOGA This is a great way to begin your practice of the mind/body/breath connection through yoga. This class will guide you through a gentle series of yoga postures that will increase flexibility, improve circulation and cultivate more energy. Please bring a yoga mat to class.

CARDIO BLAST This is a high intensity class that will use a variety of cardio formats including Step, high/low impact, kickboxing and sports drills. Come ready to get a great workout and leave sweaty!

SVAROOPA YOGA This style of yoga will utilize a unique blend of restorative poses to create a core opening while encouraging relaxation to the deepest layers of the body.

CARDIO KICKBOXING This high-speed, intense aerobic workout will get your heart pumping! Learn kicking and punching techniques while strengthening the entire body. Be ready to jab, hook and roundhouse while totally empowering yourself.

VINYASA FLOW YOGA This style of yoga links breath and movement through a nimble sequence of Sun Salutations and postures. The smooth, continuous flow deepens breathing, increases endurance, and will improve your balance and flexibility. Each class will also include static yoga stretches and conclude with a stress reducing relaxation.

CYCLE/SUNRISE CYCLE Sign-up required up to 1 hour prior to start of class. All Cycle rides are set to fun, high energy music that will give you a fantastic heart pumping workout. Classes will simulate various outdoor bike riding styles including in and out of the saddle while challenging you with sprints and climbs. Be ready to sweat! Sunrise cycle will be held outside as long as weather permits.

SUPER STRETCH This class will give you a 30 minute head to toe stretch using a combination of traditional yoga poses along with relaxing static stretches. Get ready to feel more relaxed and centered and ready for your day.

Dance / Cardio Classes

MELT Do you have body aches and pains? This class utilizes customized balls and rollers to help massage away tightness caused by injury or stress. The MELT method system will improve flexibility, mobility and posture while reducing aches, pains and tension. MAT PILATES/ADVANCED MAT PILATES This class is based off of the teachings of Joseph Pilates. It is designed to develop your core strength, flexibility, muscular endurance and mind body awareness while focusing on proper breathing and posture. Advanced Mat Pilates is at a faster pass with a higher level of difficulty. PILATES FUSION This class is designed to develop your core strength, flexibility, muscular endurance and mind body awareness while focusing on proper breath and posture. Along with classical Pilate’s exercises this class will include a fusion of standing exercises and the use of equipment such as bosu, balls and bands.

Strength/Toning BODY BLITZ Maximize your work out with a 30 minute resistance class. In this class you will get a complete muscle toning workout using a variety of equipment including; free weights, bands, balls, and platforms. This will increase strength, calorie burning muscle mass, improve bone density and posture. AB LAB This is a 30 minute workout that will target your abdominal/ core muscles. Information: call Carolyn Coleman, Group X Coordinator at (949) 435-3400 ext. 293, or email carolync@jccoc.org.

ZUMBA Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. Zumba classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before participants know it, they’re getting fit and their energy levels are soaring!

Interval Classes BURN AND FIRM This class will combine high energy cardio drills with resistance exercises for a complete total body workout. You will use a variety of exercises and equipment to keep you mentally and physically motivated.

Water Aerobics Classes LOW IMPACT WATER AEROBICS Increase your strength, flexibility and aerobic conditioning through water exercises. Burn calories, move to the beat and have a great time all without putting unneeded stress on the joints. This class is great for anyone recovering from injury, or has arthritis or osteoporosis. AQUA FITNESS This class will bring your fitness up to the next level by challenging you with both strengthening and cardiovascular exercises. You will receive all the benefits of exercise without the added stress on your joints. Great for when you are ready for a little bit more than the Low Impact Aqua class. WATER PILATES This class will incorporate Pilates exercises that will help to build a stronger core, increase flexibility, improve posture, strength and endurance while focusing on the mind body connection. This class is great for all levels of fitness. Modifications will be addressed.

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Group Exercise Class Schedule

Effective January 1, 2013 Classes and Instructors may change without notice

Classes open to members and guests 16 years of age and over

Group X Weekly Class Schedule

Time/Day

5:45am

MONDAY

8:30am

WEDNESDAY

* Cycle Shelley Mat Pilates Leslie

THURSDAY

* Sunrise Cycle Poolside David * Cycle Catie

7:30am 8:30am

TUESDAY

* Sunrise Cycle Poolside David

Andi 50 min

Pilates Fusion Marijane 50 min

8:45am

* Cycle Viveka ◊Burn and Firm Shana 50 min

Water Aerobics Jennifer 60 min *Cycle Brooke

9:30am

Step Blast Carolyn 30 min

*Cycle Brooke

*Cycle Brooke

Zumba Joanne 50min

Cardio Kickbox Melissa 30 min

10:30am

Carolyn 30 min

Vinyasa Flow Yoga Carolyn 75 min

Body Blitz Heidi 30 min

10:30am

Coleman, Group X Coordinator at

L.I. Water Aerobics Jennifer 60 min *Cycle Brooke

Zumba Camay 50min

Water Pilates Jennifer 60 min

Body Blitz Melissa 30 min Svaropa Yoga Lisa 75 min

Yoga Stretch Heidi 30 min

11:00am

* 9am Cycle Shana

*Cycle Heidi

*Cycle Randy

Cardio Kickbox Melissa 30 min

Vinyasa Flow Yoga Carolyn 75 min

(949) 435-3400 ext. 293, or email carolync@jccoc. org. Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County Visit us on-line at www.jccoc.org.

L.I. Water Aerobics

10:45am Low Impact Aqua Aerobics Lynelle 60 min.

Melt Marijane Conf. Rm A &B 60 min

call Carolyn

9am Burn and Firm Melissa 50 min

Bethany 60 min

QiForze

Information:

Gentle Yoga Senior Center

Aqua Fitness

9:30am

Cycle Catie

* 8am

Cardio Kickbox Carolyn 50 min

Marijane Conf. Rm A &B 60 min

9:00am

10:00am

Zumba Joanne 50min

Melt

9:30am

SUNDAY

* Cycle Catie * Soul Ride Heidi

◊Burn and Firm

SATURDAY

* 6am Sunrise Cycle Poolside Randy

Gentle Yoga Senior Center

9:00am

FRIDAY

FREE Group Classes for Members

Body Blitz Heidi 30 min

Body Blitz Melissa 30 min

Laura 60 min

10:10 am Yoga TBA 80 min

Int. Pilates Fusion Andi 50 min.

Aqua Fitness Bethany 60 min. Yoga Stretch Heidi 30 min

11:30am Zumba Joanne 50min

◊ Classes marked require a pass from the Fitness Desk. * Cycle Margot

Burn and Firm Samantha 50 min

Body Blitz Margot 30 min

Cardio Blast TBA 30 min

Body Blitz Laura 30 min

Ab Lab Margot 30 min

* Cycle Randy Body Blitz Leslie 30 min

Adv. Pilates Leslie 50 min

Cardio Kickbox Interval Carolyn 50 min

Adv. Pilates Leslie 50 min

4:30pm 5:00pm

5:30pm 5:30pm 6:00pm

6:30pm

7:30pm

* Cycle Shana

* Cycle Samantha Cardio Blast Laura 30 min

Vinyasa Flow Yoga Alison 60 min

Body Blitz Samantha 30 min

Ab Lab Samantha 30 min Cardio Blast Interval Laura 50 min

* All Cycle classes require early sign in, up to 90 minutes prior, at the Fitness Desk. (All Cycle classes 50 min in length) ●Intro to Fitness-Come ready to move and experience a little bit of all class formats. You will learn what class is best for you!

Kids Club Babysitting Hours:

Monday-Thursday 8am-12pm 4pm-8pm Fridays 8am-12pm Saturdays 7:45am-12pm Sundays 7:45am-12:30pm

Vinyasa Flow Yoga Alison 60 min

Register on-line at www.jccoc.org. Spring, Session 1, 2013 • Merage JCC Program Guide 25 For more information please contact: Carolyn Coleman, Group Exercise and Wellness Coordinator at 949-435-3400 ext. 293


JCC Aquatics Year Round Youth Aquatics Program

Merage JCC WAVES Swim Team Trains Winners All Aquatics Center Programs are for Merage JCC MEMBERS ONLY FOR INFORMATION about JCC Aquatics Center programs, please contact Chris Duncan, Aquatics Director at (949) 435-3400 ext. 144, chrisd@ jccoc.org. or Gina Duncan, Asst. Aquatics Director at (949) 4353400 ext. 160, ginad@jccoc.org.

The Merage JCC Milton J. and Doris H. Chasin Aquatics Center offers something for members of every age and experience level including swim lessons, youth swim team and low impact water aerobics with daily lap swimming. Our pool facilities are fullyequipped with custom lounge chairs and shade area, a heated toddler pool, Jacuzzi, an electronic scoreboard and professional lifeguards on duty during all hours. POOL HOURS & INFORMATION:

Monday-Thursday Friday Saturdays Sundays

5 a.m.-9:30 p.m. 5 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

LAP SWIM: Lap Swimming (continuous swimming lengthwise) is available throughout the day in designated lanes. If the number of Lap Swimmers exceeds 2 per lane, please switch to circle swimming. Children may lap swim adhering to these guidelines and, if necessary, accompanied by a responsible adult. Please note: During the swim team workouts in the afternoon we have 2 lanes open for lap swim 3-7 M-Th, 3-4:30 F EQUIPMENT: JCC’s kickboards and pull buoys may be used by lap swimmers and for instructional purposes only. Aqua Fitness equipment is to be used only by Aqua Fitness class participants. Please help us maintain and preserve our equipment by returning it to the shelves designated for these items. FAMILY SWIM: Open Swim is designated for free or unstructured swimming and is available for families and individuals. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult unless they are in at least 5th grade. POOL TEMP: For the comfort of all participants, the temperature will be kept at 81-83 degrees at all times. This may vary slightly as is normal when dealing with a thermostat. FLOTATION DEVICES: If a child requires a floatation device to swim, then a responsible adult must be within arm’s reach of the child at all times-- no exceptions. DIAPERS: Children who are not potty trained must wear a swim diaper and a swimsuit in the pool at all times.

WAVES swimming uses a progressive age group program in which the swimmer is instructed and developed in physical, mental and emotional levels in a systematic fashion. An emphasis on fun and family for the younger swimmers develops into a gradual increase in commitment over a period of years. Every unique group for children emphasizes the joy of swimming at the same time introducing the child to beginning swimming technique. The “preteam” portion of the class teaches the fundamental motor skills of swimming with an emphasis on correct body placement. The WAVES offer competitive and non-competitive tracks for swimmers to follow once they finish with swim lessons. MONDAY –THURSDAY NON-COMPETITIVE GROUPS Senior Group1 ages 13 & up: 3:30-6 p.m. $90 mo. Gold Group ages 13 & up: 5-7 p.m. $80 mo. Bronze Group ages 9-13: 5-6:45 p.m. $75 mo. Blue Group ages 9-13: 3:30-4:45 p.m. $70 mo. White Group ages 5-9: 3:45-4:30 p.m. $60 mo. Dolphin Group ages 5-9: 3:45-4:30 p.m. $50 mo. Non-competitive groups learn basic skills of this lifetime sport including the different strokes and how to exercise in the water. Instruction is positive and the emphasis is on having fun. Your child will learn in a non-pressure, fun-filled environment. The program teaches sportsmanship, physical fitness and teamwork! Coaches: Coach Chris M, Coach Cece, Coach Christinna, Coach Michelle, Coach Oscar, Coach Kevin and Coach Amy MONDAY –FRIDAY COMPETITIVE GROUPS Senior Group II ages 13 & up: 3:30-6:30 p.m. $95 mo Silver Group ages 9-13: 4:30-6:30 p.m. $85 mo. Red Group ages 5-9: 3:45--5 p.m. $75 mo. Competitive groups are specifically designed to introduce boys and girls to the continuation of swimming skills with the utmost regard to their physical and emotional development. This program caters to young swimmers who want to race. Team members must swim 3-4 times per week and participate in scheduled swim meets. Coaches: Coach Chris Duncan, Coach Gina, Coach Lara, Fitness Specialist Cory Krywenko Registration fee: A non-refundable registration fee is required for the 2013 season. Fee includes team t-shirt and swim cap. New Swim Team Members $150 and Active Swim Team Members $120, sibling discount: $10 off per additional swim team member. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND GROUP PLACEMENT, please contact Chris Duncan at (949) 435-3400, ext. 144 or email chrisd@jccoc.org or Gina Duncan at (949) 435-3400, ext. 160 or email ginad@jccoc.org.

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JCC Aquatics

Merage JCC Swim Academy The Merage JCC Swim Academy introduces children and adults to an innovative and progressive way of teaching swimming. Swimmers are taught how to move with a strong sense of dynamics in the water, with the proper placement of arms and legs, and a balanced body. By understanding movement in the water and placement of their bodies, students learn the subtleties that improve feel for the water. Emphasis is placed on the correct direction of all movements connecting one movement to another learned in stages. At the end of each stage, each child will receive a stage completion certificate indicating his/her individual skill achievements. Swim lessons are offered day and evening and can be arranged by calling the Aquatics Office. Instructors will work with you or your children to create an individualized program that meets your or your child’s specific needs. We are happy to try to accommodate requests for new classes. JCC Membership is required to use the pool. Cancellation Policy: Please reschedule within 24 hours of the lesson. Packages expire 1 year from purchase. CHILDREN’S PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS, AGES 3+ Day and time to be scheduled with the Aquatic Center $232 for eight 20-minute sessions, $288 for eight 30-minute sessions Private lessons are an outstanding way to further your child’s ability at his/her own pace. We specialize in individual attention through one-on-one teaching with our staff, who will design lessons to fit a swimmer’s needs and learning style. CHILDREN’S SEMI-PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS, AGES 3+ Day and time to be scheduled with the Aquatic Center. $160 for eight 20-minute sessions, $192 for eight 30-minute sessions Semi-Private lessons are an outstanding way to further your child’s ability with a friend or sibling. This Create-A-Class program offers lessons tailored to your lifestyle. Swimming is more fun with a buddy, and a lesson package makes a great gift. Please note: Make ups are not provided for group lesson absences. Schedule with the Aquatics Center. The Merage JCC WAVES swimming team offers competitive and non-competitive tracks for swimmers to follow once they finish with swim lessons. For additional Swim Academy information and group placement, please contact Gina Duncan, Asst. Aquatics Director, at (949) 435-3400, ext. 160 or e-mail ginad@ jccoc.org.

Come join the new JCC Masters Swimming program! Welcome to the newest aquatics program at the JCC for swimmers 18 and over. A certified coach guides you through a swimming workout that develops the skills you need to swim smoother, farther, and faster. The program will help adult swimmers of all levels to improve their swimming skills and assist them in meeting their personal goals. Lanes sorted by ability will accommodate Novice swimmers to Tri-athlete. If you need a little pick up from your lap swimming or need a little instruction then try it today! Swim yardage 800-2500 yards during the hour. Swimmer brings bathing suit, goggles, zoomers and something to drink during training. Tues., Thurs., 8-9 a.m. $99 per month. Sign up today and get your first class free! For additional information contact coachpamnichol@gmail.com or ginad@jccoc.org. ADULT SWIMMERS Day and time to be scheduled with the Aquatic Center $145 for five 20-minute sessions, $180 for five 30-minute sessions First timers: Learn how to be comfortable in the water. Our experienced instructors offer one-on-one positive encouragement and support as they guide new swimmers through body awareness in the water, putting your face in the water, how to be in control of submerging and floating on your front or back with effective breathing control.

All Aquatics Center Programs are for Merage JCC MEMBERS ONLY FOR INFORMATION about JCC

SPECIALIZED SWIM LESSONS Day and time to be scheduled with the Aquatics Center $145 for five 20-minute sessions, $180 for five 30-minute sessions We have specialized classes for children who have great fear and apprehension of the water, and for children with special needs. Water safety for these children is extremely important. Beginning with basic water safety, our experienced instructors guide children to feel safe and comfortable in the water as they learn to be confident swimmers.

Aquatics Center

STROKE TECHNIQUE SWIM LESSONS Day and time to be scheduled with the Aquatics Center $145 for five 20-minute sessions, $180 for five 30-minute sessions JCC Members only. Stroke technique lessons are scheduled with our swim team coaches and include a comprehensive training plan for swimmers so that champion swimmers are inevitable.

jccoc.org. or Gina

Low Impact Classes These low impact programs are FREE to JCC members. LOW IMPACT WATER AEROBICS, 18+ Mondays & Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. Wednesday, 10:45-11:45 a.m. Saturdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Pool Increase your strength, flexibility and aerobic conditioning through water exercises without putting stress on your joints and muscles. This low impact class geared for people with arthritis or osteoporosis. Instructors: Jen (M-Th) & Laura (Sat). Lynnelle Harmer (Weds.)

NEW!

AQUA FITNESS, 18+ Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, 10:45-11:45 a.m. and Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Instructor: Bethany Burn calories and move to the beat in ways you never thought you could in this high energy fun class.

programs, please contact Chris Duncan, Aquatics Director at (949) 435-3400 ext. 144, chrisd@ Duncan, Asst. Aquatics Director at (949) 4353400 ext. 160, ginad@jccoc.org.

WATER PILATES, 18+ Fridays 9-10 a.m. This program adapts Pilates exercises for the pool. Build a stronger core, improve posture, develop strength, flexibility and grace. Focus on breathing for exercise and energy enhancement. Improve posture and body awareness. Instructor: Jen Massey

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PrimeTime Fitness & Wellness

PrimeTime Fitness & Wellness Programs and Classes Fitness & Movement Classes All JCC Fitness and Sports Programs are open to JCC MEMBERS ONLY. For more information or to register, contact Deborah at the fitness desk or email deborahr@ jccoc.org

For more information and reservations

SALSA LINE DANCING NEW Tuesdays, Feb 19 – March 19, 7:30– 8:30 p.m. Led by Salomon Rivera, the only 3-time World Salsa Champion. Salomon makes Salsa dancing fun and easy. Learn new dances and burn calories. No partner needed. JCC Members $60, Public $75 SHALL WE DANCE? LEARN A NEW DANCE EACH MONTH Thursdays, 7–8:30 p.m., • March 7-April 14: Waltz • April 11-May 2: Tango Learn classic dance steps to contemporary music to dance at parties, weddings and cruises. Have fun, socialize and burn calories with Jennifer’s easy approach to learning to dance. Instructor: Jennifer Bagwell Kay. Artistic Director of Pacific Performing Arts. 2011 Champion California Star Ball, Desert Classic & San Diego Dance Sport Champion JCC Members $55, Public $75 per mo. Min. 8 participants. *GENTLE YOGALATES & MEDITATION Mondays, 9–10:20 a.m., 3/25-5/13, 8 classes Gain the benefits of mind body wellness in a gentle yogalates class. This class integrates gentle core exercises with yoga & meditation providing a omplete and balanced experience. Each class ends with a meditation session allowing the body and mind to reflect and relax. Advance registration required. Instructor: El Vered Rubin. JCC Members only. $50 per 8 wk session.

contact Geri Dorman, PrimeTime Adult Director at (949) 435-3400, ext. 303 or email gerid@jccoc.org.

WOMEN’S CONNECTIONS: BEAUTY FROM THE INSIDE OUT Wednesday, April 17 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. • Learn about the latest anti-aging techniques and products from Joy Heilig, Aesthetician • Learn about eating for beauty with Kent Maurer, Certified Trainer JCC Members: Free. Public $10.

FREE Group Low Impact Fitness Classes LOW IMPACT WATER AEROBICS Mondays & Thursdays, 9-10 a.m., Saturdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Increase your strength, flexibility and aerobic conditioning through water exercises without putting stress on your joints and muscles in this low impact class geared for people with arthritis or osteoporosis. JCC Fitness Members only: No charge MELT Mondays, 10:30–11:30 a.m., Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. Ongoing. MELT Method system to improve flexibility, mobility, posture and reduce aches, pains, tension and stress. Conference Room A&B. JCC Fitness Members only: No charge Instructor: Mary Jane Palchikoff AQUA FITNESS Tuesdays, 9:30–10:30 a.m., Wednesdays 10:45-11:45 a.m. and Thursdays, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Burn calories and move to the beat in ways you never thought you could in this high energy fun new class. Pool. Instructor: Bethany Glenwinkel JCC Fitness Members only: Free. GENTLE YOGA Wednesdays & Fridays, 8:45-9:45 a.m., Ongoing. This gentle approach to yoga helps you increase flexibility, improve circulation and experience more energy. Materials; Bring a Yoga mat and strap. JCC Members only: Free. Senior Center Instructor: El Vered Rubin WATER PILATES Fridays, 9–10 a.m., Ongoing. This program adapts Pilate’s exercises for the pool. Elongate the entire body with unique conditioning exercises. Build a stronger core by moving from the inside out. Develop strength and flexibility with fluidity and grace. Focus on breathing for exercise and energy enhancement. Improve posture and body awareness. Pool. JCC Fitness Members only: Free. Instructor: Jen Massey

PrimeTime & Low Impact Classes Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

• * Gentle Yogalates & Meditation 9 a.m.

Aqua Fitness 9:30 a.m.

Gentle Yoga 8:45 a.m.

MELT 9 a.m.

Gentle Yoga 8:45 a.m.

Low Impact Water Aerobics 9:30 a.m.

Aqua Fitness 10:45 a.m.

Low Impact Water Aerobics 9 a.m.

Water Pilates 9 a.m.

These classes are free to Fitness Center members except where noted:

Low Impact Water Aerobics 9 a.m. MELT 10:30 a.m.

Aqua Fitness 10:30 a.m.

* Fitness Center members only; •Fee based class.

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Social Events & Special Fitness Offers

Upcoming JYA Events The new JCC group for the J’s Young Adults, Ages 21-35 FOOD TRUCKS & BOWLING Tuesday, March 5, 6:30 p.m. Join us for a fun evening of food trucks, bowling, arcade games, and drinks from the bar at Irvine Lanes. 3415 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA 92612. Special JCC rate payable at the door. See Facebook event for details and to RSVP. PASSOVER’S OVER BREAD BASH Tuesday, April 2, 7 p.m. We know you missed carbs over Passover! Get your fill of the good stuff at Buca di Beppo located at 13390 Jamboree, Irvine, CA 92647. See Facebook event for details and to RSVP.

JCC Poker

LAG B’OMER HAVDALLAH BONFIRE Saturday, April 27, 7-10 p.m. Huntington City Beach. Lag B’Omer is traditionally celebrated by lighting bonfires, and here in OC it will be no exception! Meet us at the beach, and we’ll have a bonfire, complete with s’mores, singing music, and fun… bring your guitars, drums, and ukuleles! Enter from Pacific Coast Hwy across from the Hilton in Huntington Beach. We’ll be the ones with the blue balloons. See Facebook event for details and to RSVP.

2013 JCC POKER LEAGUE Sunday, March 24, 12:30 p.m. Registration; 1 p.m. Game starts Sundays, March 24, May 19, June 9, July 21, August 18, Oct. 6, Nov. 17 & Dec. 15. Join the 2013 JCC Poker League and win a 3-Day Trip to Las Vegas! Play 9 Texas Hold’em Poker Games during the year for $99 JCC Members, $129 Public Individual games are $20 each for JCC Members & $25 Public. (Individual attendees not eligible for Grand Prizes) The more often you play the more chances you have to win the 3 Grand Prizes; 1st ) Trip to Las Vegas, 2nd) Entry into the 2014 Merage JCC Poker Tournament, 3rd) Restaurant Gift Card.

For more information or to register for JYA Events,

FOR MORE INFORMATION about JCC Singles

please contact Elana Simon at 949.435.3400, ext. 271 email: elanasimon@jccoc.org or on Facebook at http:// www.facebook.com/groups/jccocyoungadults/.

Special Offers to Help You Get in Shape for Summer! PILATES / MELT & PERSONAL TRAINING For first-time clients: Purchase a package of three (3) 1-hr Sessions for $180 (save $75) Purchase a package of three (3) 1/2-hr Sessions* for $120 (save $45)

For regular clients: Refer a friend and receive the same offer Offer Expires June 30. JCC members only. 1 package per family OFFER GOOD APRIL 1-JUNE 30, 2013 *1/2 hour session rates are good for one-on-one personal training and semi private pilates (which is for 2 people-1 hour)

and Social programming please contact Marcia Rosenberg, Coordinator at (949) 435-3400, ext. 396 or email marciar@jccoc.org.

SPRING INTO SWIMMING 15% OFF when you purchase any two swim lesson packages. Special for campers enrolled in any J Camp

Save 15% off swim lesson packages. OFFER GOOD APRIL 1-JUNE 30, 2013

All JCC Fitness and Sports Programs are open to JCC MEMBERS ONLY. For more information or to register, contact

SPRING SPA SPECIAL

OFFER GOOD APRIL 1-JUNE 30, 2013

80-minute massage or facial $99 (Save $21!) 50-minute massage or facial $69 (Save $11!) Purchase at the fitness desk.

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Deborah at the fitness desk or email deborahr@ jccoc.org


JCC Social Groups

Our JCC Singles Connection offers events for singles of all ages. If you would like to receive our monthly Newsletter please email marciar@ jccoc.org. FOR MORE INFORMATION about JCC Singles and Social programming please contact Marcia Rosenberg, Coordinator at (949) 435-3400, ext. 396 or email marciar@jccoc. org.

Events for Singles of All Ages BOWLING MIXER Saturday, March 9, 7 p.m. Join the JCC Singles for a “Saturday Night of Bowling”. Bowl and schmooze with Group #1 for an hour, then move on to Group #2 for the next hour. We will go to dessert afterwards. $18 JCC Members, $23 Public. Price includes 2 hours of bowling and shoe rentals. You must pay by 5 p.m. Thursday 3/7, NO WALK-INS!!! Irvine Lanes, 3415 Michelson Drive, Irvine 92612 JEWS & BREWS AT MCCORMICK & SCHMICKS Thursday, March 21, 5:30 p.m. This month we will be sipping drinks and schmoozing at McCormick & Schmick’s in Irvine. This restaurant has a great ambiance with appetizers starting at $2.95 and $3.50 min. beverage purchase. Happy Hour prices are from 4 – 7 p.m. McCormick & Schmick’s is located at 2000 Main St., Irvine, 92614. ROTATION DINNER AT CRYSTAL JADE Sunday, April 7, 6 p.m. Join us for wonderful Chinese food at Crystal Jade. There is a set menu for $14, not including drinks, tax and tip. At this special Rotation Dinner, the men at each of the tables will rotate to a different table when the bell rings. By the end of the evening everyone will have met each other and enjoyed a great meal. Crystal Jade is located at 6511 Quail Hill Parkway, Irvine 92603 DANCING AT 3-THIRTY-3 WATERFRONT Sunday, April 14, 3 p.m. We all love a good band and “Hollywood Blonde” is the hottest female-fronted cover band in the O.C. Come spend a Sunday afternoon dancing, listening to great music and enjoying time with friends. 3-Thirty-3 Waterfront, 333 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach 92660 TACO TUESDAY Tuesday, April 23, 5:30 p.m. Join us for delicious tacos and the best Margaritas in town. Celebrate “Taco Tuesday” at El Torito Grill, 1910 Main St., Irvine 92614

THESE EVENTS ARE NOT SINGLES EVENT, THEY ARE OPEN TO THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY A JEW GROWS IN BROOKLYN Saturday, March 16, 8 p.m. Jake Ehrenreich is bringing his smash Broadway hit, A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, to the Merage JCC. The highly acclaimed show, which chronicles Jake’s life, is an engaging, poignant and hilarious comedy musical about the search for identity and meaning. $30 JCC Members, $35 Public. 2013 JCC POKER LEAGUE Sunday, March 24, 12:30 p.m. Registration; 1 p.m. Game starts Sundays, March 24, May 19, June 9, July 21, August 18, Oct. 6, Nov. 17 & Dec. 15. Join the 2013 JCC Poker League and win a 3-Day Trip to Las Vegas! Play 9 Texas Hold’em Poker Games during the year for $99 JCC Members, $129 Public Individual games are $20 each for JCC Members & $25 Public. (Individual attendees not eligible for Grand Prizes) The more often you play the more chances you have to win the 3 Grand Prizes; 1st ) Trip to Las Vegas, 2nd) Entry into the 2014 Merage JCC Poker Tournament, 3rd) Restaurant Gift Card. Saturday, April 20, 7:30 p.m. THE KLEZMATICS The Klezmatics are world-renowned and Grammy-winning superstars of the klezmer world. Their music is steeped in Jewish tradition and Eastern European spirituality. Often called a ”Jewish roots band”, the Klezmatics have led a popular revival of this ages-old, nearly forgotten art form. They incorporate provocative themes with eclectic musical influences including gospel, punk and jazz improvisations JCC CARES and Arab, African and Balkan rhythms. $30 JCC Members, $35 Public. Giving Our Community a Helping Hand

Join our Social Action Team to help make a difference! RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE Sunday, March 31, 8 -10:30 a.m.

Join us in preparing Easter Brunch for the families living at the Ronald McDonald House in the City of Orange.

ILLUMINATION FOUNDATION BBQ Sunday, April 21, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Help JCC Cares host a BBQ for homeless families living in a motel in Anaheim. You can help by volunteering at the event or by providing salads and/or desserts in advance. Upon receipt of your registration we will email you the location of the motel.

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Advance registration is required please visit our website at for more information and registration: http://www.jccoc.org/adults/jcc-cares-socialaction-program/.

JCC CARES

For more information regarding JCC Cares contact Marcia Rosenberg at (949) 435-3400 ext. 396. marciar@jccoc.org

Giving Our Community a Helping Hand

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Art Classes at the J

Art Classes for all Ages Adult Classes MIXED MEDIA ART WITH LYNNE KAPLAN Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. This class offers a creative relaxed environment for artists of all levels of expertise. Pick from an array of options to paint or sculpt in any medium (acrylic or oil) and any genre (abstract or realistic). Under the supervision of art expert Lynne Kaplan you’ll work in an open studio setting. Students can choose to work in acrylics or oil paints or low-fire clay. Classes are ongoing. Students provide their own materials. 4-Class Pass: $150 members, $170 public 8 Class Pass: $275 members, $300 public CREATE! A PERSONALIZED CRAFT WORKSHOP NEW! Thursdays, 10:30 –12 noon, Starting March 21 Drop in and see how easy it is to create and have fun. Experienced artist Instructor Lynne Kaplan provides individualized instruction to bring out your creative side. No artistic background is required. Materials available through instructor. Material fee depending on the project selected. JCC Members Free, Public $10

JCC SCHOOL OF ART Art Instructor: Lynne Kaplan; Location: Art Studio

LITTLE REMBRANDTS: ART OUTSIDE!, AGES 4-5 Tuesdays, 1:15-2 p.m. 3/5 – 4/30, No class 3/26 $135 members, $180 public The weather is warming up and we are going to explore the outdoors as we study the plants and trees around the J, plant our own flowers to paint and draw, play with sand art, learn to draw ourselves and our friends in the lovely gardens around the J. Each student will be given a sketch book and we will send them home at the end of the session full of delightful surprises! ADVANCED REMBRANDTS, GRADES 1-5 Wednesdays, 3:45-5 p.m. 3/6-5/1, No class 3/27, 4/3 $140 members/$170 public Art is all around us.......and is an integral part of every child’s learning and development. In this fun-filled artistic environment, kids get to express themselves, talk, meet new friends and create fantastic work worthy of display.

SPRING SESSION 2013 MAR. 4 TO MAY 3, 2013 Registration opens Feb. 21 In person or online SPRING BREAK CAMPS March 25-April 3

Children’s Classes

LITTLE REMBRANDTS: ARTSY HOUR, AGES 4-5 Thursdays, 1:15-2 p.m. 3/7 –5/2, No class 3/28 $135 members/ $180 public Kids love this exciting creative class!! Giving your child the opportunity to do art is as important as teaching them to read and write. You are opening the door to creativity, allowing them to learn to think for themselves and to gain such incredible confidence! Join us and learn to make fabulous things out of clay, paint, color, and create!

COOL ART FOR COOL KIDS, GRADES 1-5 Mondays, 3:15-4:30 p.m. 3/4 - 4/29, No class 3/25 & 4/1 $140 members, $170 public In this creative class your child will use art as a means of selfexpression, learn traditional skills and be exposed to some really cool creative ideas! Some projects will be collaborative projects which are geared towards helping your child grasp the concept of team work.

TEEN ART, AGES 14+ Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m. 3/6 – 5/1 (7 classes, No class 3/27 & 4/3) $140 members/$170 public This class is for the art student who would like more time and help exploring different media under the guidance of an experienced artist. Just bring your inspiration, and imagination! Students are encouraged to bring their own paints and must provide their own canvas.

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children and their families and is currently building her practice in Orange County. She is also currently completing her dissertation for her Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Marriage and Family therapy. Diana and her family are members of the Merage JCC, Temple Bat Yahm, Hadassah and arefrequent active volunteers in our Jewish communities. In this particular show, Diana displays her new Chamsa Collection which is full of Jewish symbolization. The whimsical, colorful pieces use acrylic on canvas and many incorporate genuine gemstones. Detailed watercolor portraits are also a part of this exhibit. There are several family paintings including her uncle Jacob, her first teacher, as well as her rabbinic grandfathers, Abraham and Eli. Additional pieces are inspired by her family’s Persian-Jewish-Israeli heritage.

Director at (949)

ART AND WINE Thursdays 7-9 p.m. Uncork your creativity on Thursday evenings and come and paint and sculpt with us! Make a masterpiece in a mere 4 weeks! Must be 21! Monthly, ongoing. $135 Members, $175 Public

SYMBOLS Diana Shabtai, MA., ATR-BC., MFTI. February 25-April 5, 2013 Artist Diana Shabtai is passionate about two things: The Arts and Judaism. She was taught to paint professionally by her Uncle Jacob from the age of 7. Creating art is a daily activity in her life and Judaism and Israel provide a big part in her artistic inspiration. She lives in Newport Beach with her parents, two brothers, and two dogs. She is a Board Certified Clinical Art Therapist (ATR-BC) specializing in art and play therapy with traumatized

and April 15-19

All art classes require a minimum of 5 and a maximum

FOR MORE INFORMATION please contact Yael Brudner, Cultural Arts 435-3400, ext. 305 or email yaelb@jccoc.org.

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PrimeTime Adults Special Programs

PrimeTime Adult Special Programs

Artists without Borders: FROM IMPRESSIONISM TO CUBISM TO TOTAL ABSTRACTION

NEW! Series

This series provides insight into many artistic movements developed by eight famous Jewish artists, painters, sculptors and architects.

For more information and

Dorman,

Session 1: Thursday, March 7-28 10:30 a.m. -11:30 ( 4 classes) 1. Camille Pissarro: 1830-1903, France - Impressionism and beginning of Post Impressionism (top, left.)

PrimeTime Adult

2. Chaim Soutine : 1893-1943, Lithuania - Expressionism

Director at (949)

3. Amadeo Modigliani :1884-1920, Italy - Special Figurative style

reservations contact Geri

435-3400, ext.

4. Mark Chagall: 1887-1985, RussiaFrance - Surrealism and Expressionism (right)

303 or email gerid@jccoc.org.

Session 2: Thursday, April 4 – 25 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 (4 classes)

Culinary Tour of Israel with Orly Ziv Friday, April 12, 12-2 p.m.

Orly Ziv will take us on a culinary tour of Israel, with photos and descriptions from Tel Aviv, Galilee and Jerusalem. She will talk about the melting pot we find in Israel through the different spices, cooking and dishes. She will tell us about the special wineries, cheese and spice farms off the beaten track and restaurants around the country. Orly, a clinical nutritionist, was born in Tel Aviv. She discovered as a child that she loved being in the kitchen and has been cooking (and especially baking) joyfully ever since. Take a culinary tour of Israel and enjoy delicious recipes. JCC Members, $25 Public $30

GREAT JEWISH AMERICANS 101 Music • Literature • Science • Law • Medicine • Fashion • Communication • Entertainment • Media

AN “EDUTAINING” SERIES AT THE J

about outstanding Jewish Americans and their contributions to the world.

1. Mark Rothko :1903 - 1970 – Abstract Expressionist 2. Lucian Freud:1922- 1956 - German/British Special portraitist -Figurative 3. Jose Gurvich:1927-1974 - Uruguay started Constructivism Art Movement 4. Daniel Libeskind:1946 - Israeli- American Avant-Garde Architect (top, right) Professor Jacqueline Hahn is an award-winning teacher and Distinguished Instructor from UCI. She taught in Grenoble, Paris and London and lately she has been lecturing on Art History, Literature and Philosophy in museums, art galleries and on cruises all over the world. Her presentations reflect a deep knowledge and a very strict French artistic pedagogy where humor and passion inspire. JCC Members $60, Public $ $80 for 4-class series JCC Members $100 Public $140 for all 8 classes

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JUSTICE, JUSTICE

Comedy SHALL YOUTonight PURSUE: The Lives April and Legacies of Jewish Sunday, 14, 4-5:30 p.m. Supreme Court Justices

Learn AboutSept. Those Make Wednesday, 21, 7-Who 8:15 p.m. America Laugh Presented by author, columnist and attorney Amy Lederman

Jerry Seinfeld, Billy Crystal, Joan Rivers, Rita Rudner and more. JCC Members $10, Public $12, At $14. $50 priority Louis DoorBenjamin Felix seating. Ruth Bader

Brandeis

Cardozo

Frankfurter

Ginsburg

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PrimeTime Adults

PrimeTime Adult Regular Programming Join the vibrant community of adults who enjoy sharing intellectual, recreational, physical and spiritual pursuits. The J’s program for adults 55+ offers a wide variety of clubs, classes, activities and special events in a friendly environment. Make new friends while pursuing long held interests and discovering new ones.

MONDAYS GENTLE YOGALATES & MEDITATION Mondays, 9–10:20 a.m., March 25 – May 13, 8 Classes Gain the benefits of mind body wellness in a gentle yogalates and meditation class. Instructor: El Vered Rubin JCC Members only: $50 per 8 week session. NEWS & VIEWS Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m., Ongoing. This class is for everyone who loves to discuss current events and the news. Instructors: Robert & Lillian Kurtz JCC Members only: Free. LOW IMPACT WATER AEROBICS Mondays & Thursdays, 9–10 a.m., Ongoing. Increase your strength, flexibility and aerobic conditioning through water exercises. Instructor: Jen Massey JCC Fitness Members only: Free. MELT Mondays, 10:30–11:30 a.m., Ongoing. Improve flexibility, mobility, posture and reduce aches, pains, and tension. Instructor: Mary Jane Palchikoff JCC Fitness Members only: Free. DROP-IN BRIDGE Mondays, 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m., Ongoing. Join other Bridge players at the JCC JCC Members only: Free. LEARN TO PLAY MAH JONGG Mondays, 7– 9 p.m., April15 – June 10, 8 classes (no class May 27) Learn to play in a small, friendly class setting. Instructor: Joan Samson Members: $110, Public: $135, Card $8, Minimum: 6

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BOOKS & BAGELS Tuesday, 10–11:30 a.m. Feb. 26, I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits Mar. 19 , The Invisible Wall by Harry Bernstein Apr. 30, TBA May 28, TBA Facilitated by Dana Susson and Marcy Middler JCC Members & Women’s Philanthropy: Free. Public $10.

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HISPO- HISTORICAL-POLITICAL BOOK CLUB Tuesday, November 6 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m., Mar. 5- Making of the President 1968 by Theodore White- Arnie Mensch facilitator Apr. 2, Postville by Stephen Bloom – Marty Migdall facilitator May 7, The Patriarch by David Nasaw – Jesse Rosenblum facilitator JCC Members: Free, Public $10.

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reservations contact Geri Dorman, PrimeTime Adult Director at (949) 435-3400, ext. gerid@jccoc.org.

THE VIEW FOR WOMEN OF ALL AGES Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m., Ongoing. Come for coffee and conversation and share your ideas while discussing topics of interest to women. Facilitated by Michelle Walot & Ro Probosky JCC Members: Free, Public $5 per session. AQUA FITNESS Tuesdays, 9:30–10:30 a.m., Thursdays, 10:30–11:30 a.m., Ongoing. Burn calories and move to the beat in this high energy, fun new class. Instructor: Bethany Glenwinkel JCC Fitness Members only: Free. MEN’S CLUB MONTHLY WINE TASTING Tuesdays, 7– 9 p.m. March 19, April 16, May 21 Gents- if you love wine this is not to be missed. RSVP required to Sid Field, Coordinator (949) 464-9939 or bacchus1961@cox.net. JCC Members only: free

NEW! SALSA LINE DANCING Tuesdays, Feb 19 – March 19, 7:30– 8:30 p.m. Led by Salomon Rivera, the only 3-time World Salsa Champion. Salomon makes Salsa dancing fun and easy. Learn new dances and burn calories. No partner needed. JCC Members $60, Public $75

DROP-IN MAH JONGG Mondays, 7–9 p.m., Ongoing. Bring your JCC friends and meet other Mah Jongg players. JCC Members only: Free.

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For more information and reservations contact Geri Dorman, PrimeTime Adult Director at (949) 435-3400, ext. 303 or email gerid@jccoc.org.

WEDNESDAYS GENTLE YOGA Wednesdays & Fridays, 8:45-9:45 a.m., Ongoing. This gentle approach to yoga helps you increase flexibility, improve circulation and experience more energy. Instructor: El Vered Rubin. JCC Members only: Free. LEARN TO PLAY MAH JONGG Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.. April 10-June 5, no class 5/15 Learn to play in a small, friendly class setting. Instructor: Joan Samson Members $110, Public $135, Card $8, Minimum: 6 THE WRITER’S ROUNDTABLE Wednesdays, Feb 27, March 20, April 24 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Wouldn’t it be great to have a NY Times bestselling author as your own writing coach? Now you can have exactly that, every month at the J, at the Writer’s Roundtable. Your guide is nine-time national bestselling author Michael Levin, who has taught thousands of writers at UCLA and NYU. Get all your writing and publishing questions answered, so you can write the book of your dreams! Members Free, Public $15 AQUA FITNESS Wednesdays, 10:45-11:45 a.m..Ongoing. Free to JCC Members Burn calories and move to the beat in ways you never thought you could in this high energy fun new class. Instructor: Lynnelle Harmer, Water Aerobics Instructor

Women’s Connection Programs FOOTPRINTS IN THE BRAIN Wednesday, March 13 10:30 -11:30 a.m. In this upbeat presentation you will learn how to change unwanted behaviors and break bad habits once and for all, finding a sense of well-being by being in control. You will learn to improve everything from your golf game to personal and professional relationships, relieve stress, lose weight, overcome your fears, phobias and anxieties, and achieve financial success. This talk is lively, to the point, educational, and thought-provoking. Dr. Jacqueline Sidman is a professional speaker and author whose innovative techniques have helped thousands of people overcome emotional and health difficulties in record time. JCC members: Free. Public $10 BEAUTY FROM THE INSIDE OUT Wednesday, April 17 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Learn about the latest anti-aging techniques and products from Joy Heilig, Aesthetician Learn about eating for beauty with Kent Maurer, ACE Certified Trainer JCC Members: Free. Public $10.

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FOODIES & FRIENDS Wednesday, March 6, April 10, May 1 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Dine out last Wed of the month. Learn the latest on local and new restaurants around town! Talk about the best dishes, appetizers, wines, and plan lunch outings with your JCC friends! JCC Members only: Free. Cost on your own at Restaurant. IPHONE TIPS AND SECRETS Wednesdays March 6, 13, 20 7-8:30 p.m. 3 sessions A workshop for the more knowledgeable iPhone user Learn how to get the most out of your iPhone and things you didn’t know your iPhone could do. If you know the basics, this is for you! Instructor: Jake Jacobs. Members: $36, Public $50

Thursdays MELT Thursdays, 9–10 a.m., Ongoing. Improve flexibility, mobility, posture and reduce aches, pains, and tension. JCC Fitness Members only: Free. Conference Rooms A & B LOW IMPACT WATER AEROBICS Thursdays, 9–10 a.m., Ongoing. Increase your strength, flexibility and aerobic conditioning through water exercises. Geared for those with arthritis or osteoporosis. Instructor: Jen Massey. JCC Fitness Members only: Free CREATE! A PERSONALIZED CRAFT WORKSHOP Thursdays, 10:30 –12 noon, Starting March 21 Drop in and see how easy it is to create and have fun. Experienced artist Instructor Lynne Kaplan provides individualized instruction in creating a personalized craft creation. Bring out your creative side. No artistic background is required. Materials available through instructor. JCC Members: Free, Public $10 material fee: Dependent on the project selected DROP-IN MAH JONGG Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Ongoing. Bring your JCC friends and meet other Mah Jongg players. JCC Members only: Free. SHALL WE DANCE? Thursdays, 7–8:30p.m., A New Dance Each Month February 14- March 7: Swing March 7 – April 4: Waltz April 11 – May 2: Tango Have fun socializing and learning classic dance steps to contemporary music with Jennifer’s easy approach to learning to dance. Instructor: Jennifer Bagwell Kay, Artistic Director of Pacific Performing Arts. 2011 Champion California Star Ball, Desert Classic & San Diego Dance Sport Champion JCC Members$55, Public$75 per month (4 classes). Minimum 8 participants.

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FRIDAYS GENTLE YOGA Wednesdays & Fridays 8:45-9:45 a.m., Ongoing. This gentle approach to yoga helps you increase flexibility, improve circulation and experience more energy. Instructor: El Vered Rubin. JCC Members only: Free. WATER PILATES Fridays, 9–10 a.m., Ongoing. This program adapts Pilates exercises for the pool. Build a stronger core, elongate your body, and improve your posture. Instructor: Jen Massey. JCC Fitness Members only: Free. MEN’S CLUB AT THE J Friday 10:00 a.m.–12 p.m., Ongoing. Each week this group enjoys coffee and bagels while discussing topics of interest Coordinator: Marty Migdall. JCC Members only: Free.

Contact us at (949) 435-3400 Or visit our website www.jccoc.org ADMINISTRATION

Daniel M. Bernstein, x 311 Arnold Raymon, 308 Marcia Clark, x 312 Aliza Sable, x 310

President & CEO VP & Chief Financial Officer Executive Administrative Assistant Development and Grant Writing

EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER

Nicole Ben-Artzi, x 213 Adena Kaufman, x 299 Tracy Zieve, x 221 Jamie Fitzhugh x 290

Director of Early Childhood Education Preschool Admissions Director Assistant Preschool Director Preschool Admin. Asst.

CHILDREN, YOUTH & CAMP PROGRAMMING

Audra Martin, x 265 Sydney Ross, x 300 Jake Kavalar, x 275 Roberta Deutschman, x 397 Sarah Pepper, x 268

Children and Camp Program Director Children and Teen Asst. Director Camp Yofi and Teen Director Children’s Enrichments Coordinator Children’s Dept. Office Manager

JCC MACCABI EXPERIENCE® FOR TEENS

Samantha Cohen, x 313 Heather Zucker, x 165 Aliza Sable, x 310 Pouneh Radparvar, x 170

JCC Maccabi Experience Director Asst. Director, JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest JCC Maccabi ArtsFest JCC Maccabi Games Admin Asst.

CULTURAL ARTS

Yael Brudner, ext. 305 Elizabeth Kent Lynne Kaplan Sandra Hodgkins, ext. 161

Cultural Arts Director JStage Director JCC School of Art Cultural Arts Administrative Assistant

ADULT PROGRAMMING AND SPECIAL EVENTS

Sari Poremba, x 306 Geri Dorman, x 303 Elana Simon, x 271 Marcia Rosenberg, x 396 Alexa Friedman, x 385 Hilary Hadad, on-line x 309 Register at

Special Events Director PrimeTime Adult Program Director Young Adult Director Singles & JCC Cares Coordinator PrimeTime Adult Admin. Asst. Special Events Associate Spring, www.jccoc.org.

REFRESHER MAH JONGG Fridays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. March 8- March 29, 4 classes Or April 5 – April 26, 4 classes Improve your game in a small, friendly class setting. Instructor: Joan Samson Members: $60, Public: $75 for a 4 class session. Minimum: 6 IPHONE TIPS AND SECRETS Fridays, April 5, 12, 19, 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. A workshop for the more knowledgeable iPhone user. Learn how to get the most out of your iPhone and things you didn’t know your iPhone could do. If you know the basics, this is for you! Three 90-minute sessions Instructor: Jake Jacobs Members $36, Public $50

For more information and reservations contact Geri Dorman, PrimeTime Adult Director at (949) 435-3400, ext. 303 or email gerid@jccoc.org.

HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION

Jason Meyers, x 266 Athletic/Health and Phys. Ed Director Eddie Priesand, x 104 Sports & Recreation Director Chris Duncan, x 144 Aquatics Director Gina Duncan x 160 Asst. Aquatics Director Shane Johnston, x 262 Fitness Supervisor Carolyn Coleman, x 293 Group X and Wellness Coordinator Deborah Rothbart, x 283 Fitness Desk Supervisor Fitness Desk, x 283 PERSONAL TRAINING: Debbie Fox, Pamela Nichol, Shane Johnston, Angel Luna, Vince Ortiz, Laura Mauer, Kent Mauer, Sam Wellington PILATES & PERSONAL TRAINING: Viveka Fruth, Marijane Palchikoff SPA SERVICES: Joy Bella Helig, massage and skin care NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING: Melanie Silverman AQUATICS STAFF: Cecilia DeClue, Justine Defin, Bethany Glenwinkel, Lynnelle Harmer, Andrew Kong, Christopher Madayag, Jennifer Massey, Laura Mauer, Lara Navarro, Michael Tanney, Amy Tippol MEMBERSHIP AND MARKETING

Heather Rosenblatt, x 302 Melanie Greenberg, x 236 Sheila Witzling, x 237 Cathy Call, x 307 Maura Malloy, x 301 Chad Twiggs, ext. 383 Janis Moisan, x 285 Marcie Sholkoff, x 388 Elana Samson, x 287

Director of Membership Services Membership Associate Marketing Director Associate Marketing Director Graphic Designer Social Media Coordinator Front Desk Manager Front Desk Asst. Manager Rentals and Special Events

FINANCE

Jeanette Lewin, x 398 Tiffany Bui, x 399 Sandy Luu, x 394 Roberta Kanter x 395 CATERING

Blueberry Hill, x 281

Accounting Manager Payroll Associate Accounting Associate Accounts Payable Associate Café J

BUILDING & MAINTENANCE

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Merage JCC Program Registration Form

SPRING SESSION 1, 2013 REGISTRATION

• RETURN completed registration form with payment to: Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County, One Federation Way, Ste. 200, Irvine, CA 92603

MAR. 4 TO MAY 3, 2013 Registration Opens Feb. 21 In-person or on-line

• or FAX to: (949) 435-3401

THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR MEMBERSHIP, CAMP, OR PRESCHOOL. FOR CLASSES THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE APPLIES: A full refund if the JCC cancels a class; a full refund minus a $10 administrative fee for withdrawals before class begins; a 50% refund for withdrawal at the end of the first class; no refunds are given after the second class begins. There is a $25 charge for returned checks. PARTICIPANT 1 Participant Name

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