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BE A PART OF THE 2013 JCC MACCABI GAMES & ARTSFEST AUG. 4-9, 2013 See pages 4-7 for more information.

Merage JCC 2013 Guide to Summer Fun Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County 1 Federation Way, Irvine, CA 92603 • • 949.435-3400

Make this the best SUMMER ever: Join the J! 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 Drop-in childcare services 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:

Sponsoring Memberships:

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 ( 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. ContactSpecial Marcia Clark (949) 435-3400 ext. and 312. Scholarship Edition of Books Bagels funds are available through the generosity of our Sponsoring Members who ensure that membership is open to all.

ALREADY A MEMBER? The J encourages you to BUDDY UP! Tell your FRIENDS. Friendship and fitness often go hand-in 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 members-only 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 non-smoking environment. No alcoholic beverages may be brought on campus except as designated by management or catering.

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

Fitness Center Hours

Monday – Thursday: 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. – 6 p.m. A funny, informative talk with East Please note:Coast the pool closes 1/2 hour before the Athletic Facility

Talk Dirty Yiddish

author / Rabbi Ilene Schneider

Wednesday, July 14, 10:30 -11:30 a.m. This program offers a fun look at our ancestors’ slang, curses and idiomatic expres-

sions. Come learn how Yiddish and Yiddishisms have contributed to the richness of English and gain an understanding about Yiddish culture, music, theatre and literature. Books available for purchase. Members $8, Public $12. Register by 7/12.

More SUMMER FUN: Labor Day Pool Party Monday, Sept. 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

SUMMER SESSION 2013: JUNE 17-AUG. 30 Summer program registration begins June 10 Sun., June 16 Fathers Day JCC Open regular hours June 17-21 Mini Camp session ITC Open, Mini Camp programs for ECLC and K-5 by registration only June 24-July 12 Summer Day Camp Haverim & Yeladim, Session I June 23-July 21 Camp Yofi (session dates vary) Thurs., July 4 INDEPENDENCE DAY No Camp Yeladim or Haverim Athletic Facility Open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Camps, ECLC, ITC, Admin Closed. July 15-Aug. 2 Summer Day Camp Haverim & Yeladim, Session 2 Aug. 4-9 Maccabi Games in OC Aug. 5-23 Summer Day Camp Haverim & Yeladim, Session 3 Aug. 26-30 Camp Haverim Mini Camp Aug. 26-30 Preschool closed for cleaning, in-service training Monday, Sept. 2 Sept. 3-4 Weds., Sep 4 Thurs, Sept. 5 Fri., Sept. 6

LABOR DAY POOL PARTY, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Athletic facility open 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Club J closed for cleaning, in-service Erev Rosh Hashana Early close 5 p.m. Rosh Hashana 5774 JCC Closed Rosh Hashana II Regular hours. ECLC and ITC closed

Club J and preschool Enrichment classes begin Sept. 9


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

Pool closes 30 minutes prior to building closure.

The History of Maccabi Exhibition Orange County is hosting the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest this summer. In celebration of this incredible event, the JCC is inaugurating The History of Maccabi exhibition. By welcoming the Maccabi flame to Orange County, our community becomes part of a rich history of the World Maccabi Movement that on close inspection is intricately interwoven with the history of the Jewish people for the past 120 years. Project Chair Doris Chasin invites you to explore the magic of Maccabi. Learn about the origins of Maccabi and its reach worldwide. Explore the direct link between Maccabi and the Zionist Movement in the early years through to the creation of the State of Israel and the building of a Jewish nation. Through the dark days of Munich 1972 to the post-cold war glory days find out about the Maccabi movement that has become a worldwide family and a true expression of Jewish Peoplehood. The Exhibition is in 11 parts: 1.

Maccabi in Maps

2. Timeline 3.

Maccabi and Zionism


Maccabi Tzair – More than Just sport


Maccabi and the Shoah


In Memorium


The Maccabiah Games


The JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest


Orange County Maccabi History


Famous Maccabi alumni


Maccabi around the world today

This Summer, come be part of Jewish Orange County History!

oc 2013 JCC Maccabi Games® and ArtsFest®

opening ceremonies Sunday, August 4 Gates Open 5 pm – events begin 7 pm Santa Ana Stadium, Santa Ana Torchlighting │ Parade of Athletes, Live Entertainment │ Fireworks The JCC Maccabi Games® and ArtsFest is the largest gathering of Jewish Teen Athletes and Artists in the World.

FREE to Orange County Residents. Tickets available at the JCC front desk or by calling (949) 435-3400.

Proudly hosted by the Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County

OPENING CEREMONIES: Sunday, Aug. 4 at Santa Ana Stadium SPONSORS

(as of 6/4/2013) Continental Sponsor Coca-Cola Platinum Sponsors The Samueli Foundation

Featuring: Master of Ceremonies Doug Gottlieb CBS Sports Personality

Six13, Jewish acappella signing sensations

Silver Sponsors CHOC Doris Chasin Newport Dunes Bronze Sponsors Blueberry Hill Catering Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Heritage Pointe Orange County Jewish Life Sage Hill High School Tenebaum Family Waxie Sanitary Supplies You Should Be Dancing, Inc.

Clippers Spirit Dance Team

Clippercussion Drumline

Friends of JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest Anonymous Dan and Lynn Bernstein Irv and Nancy Chase Ryan and Brooke Chase Larry and Robin Kaplan Ed Posin Mark, Dana, Matthew and Sarah Susson The David and Sharon Wax Family Chai Sponsors Anonymous Marlene and David Beach Berman Family Stuart Friedman Stark Family UPS Foundation, Inc.

Russian Bar Trio high-flying acrobatic troupe Torch Lighting by Orange County’s own OC Jewish Sports Hall of Famers

Gold Medal Sponsors Steven Fainbarg Irvine Hyatt Hotels Irvine Marriott Hotels Jewish Federation & Family Services, Orange County Matros Family Merage Family Ralph and Sue Stern

Kfar Yona Israeli Singing Group

Miscellaneous Covenant B’nai B’rith Peggy and Jon Feder Renee and David Sachs Leslie and Jake Tatel

For more information: (949) 435-3400 or visit


TO JOIN TEAM OC! 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 globe! Limited spaces still available. First come, first served.

Every Jewish teen aged 12-17 is guaranteed a place on Team OC.

Team sports (Ages 13-16) • • • • • • •

Baseball* (boys) Basketball* Inline-hockey Lacrosse Soccer* Softball (girls) Volleyball (girls)

Please visit for more information or contact

Individual Sports (Ages 12-16) • Bowling • Dance • Swimming • Table Tennis • Tennis • Track and Field

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

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)

at The

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County One Federation Way, Irvine, CA 92603

949.435.3400 •

YOU CAN BE PART OF THE MACCABI EXPERIENCE! Please visit www. for more information or contact

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

register for Your maccabi Credentials: BE A PART OF IT! registered spectators are welcome to attend Opening Ceremonies, athletic competitons and the ArtsFest Showcase. MACCABI CREDENTIALS: • Credentials are free of charge for Orange County residents. •

If you have family and friends who would like to be spectators who are not residents of Orange County, they will be required to pay a Spectator fee of $35 before June 15 or $50 thereafter. Spectators need to register online and should visit

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. 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

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) • Attend one Host Family Orientation meeting in May/June 2013

follow the fun!

We know that there is a lot going on this week and it can seem a bit overwhelming! That is why this year we are excited to announce our JCC Maccabi Games Guidebook App. For our iPhone and Android users, download from your App Store the JCCs of North America App. Once you’ve downloaded the app, search for OC Maccabi 13. Here you will be able to have access to schedules, directions, live scores, local attractions and more all on your phone!

OC Maccabi



[Don’t forget to use hashtag #ocmaccabi]


MONDAY, JULY 1 at 7 p.m. In this fun and entertaining concert, Tzofim (Israeli Scouts) use song, dance, and storytelling to celebrate Jewish heritage and bring the sights and sounds of Israel to life!

$5 per person: Camp Haverim families and JCC members $10 per person: Public Children under 2 free!

Upcoming Theatre Programs Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! Gotta Join JStars! Calling all JCC Members ages 18 and up to audition for the JStars new musical theatre production coming this Fall: Auditions will be in October. For more information or to register your interest, please contact Yael Brudner, Cultural Arts Director at (949) 435-3400, ext. 305 or email

Summer Theatre Camp (Entering 2nd - 8th grades)

Six week session from June 24 - Aug. 2

Go under the sea with The Little Mermaid! Participants will practice singing, acting and dancing under the direction of Elizabeth Kent in addition to fun camp activities including daily visits to the pool, special camp days, field trips and more! Auditions will be held during the first week of camp and every camper will be assigned both onstage and offstage roles. The production will feature professional costumes and sets plus a cast party after the final performance.

Theatre CIT - NEW!

(entering 9th - 11th grades)

For teens wishing to assist in the musical production. Application and interview required.

Performance Dates: Wednesday, July 31 @ 1pm (opening day) Thursday, August 1 @ 7pm (encore performance)

Teen SUMMER Program! Merage Jewish Community Center Presents SAT Summer Courses: Prepare for Fall 2013 Course Length:

30 hours of Classroom Instruction and 4 full-length Practice Tests

Course Description: The SAT Ultimate course teaches students content, strategies, and test-taking techniques. We cover all sections of the test including the handwritten Essay portions. In addition, every student will have access to our Online Student Portal for archived lessons, more drills and college admissions information. Guarantee:

150-Point Improvement Guarantee (for details, visit

Course Fee:


Course Schedules: SAT Ultimate Mon/Thu (#128130)

SAT Ultimate Compact (#128134)

Dates: 6/19 – 8/1

Dates: 8/11 – 8/29

Meets: Mon/Thu, 9 a.m. - 12 noon

Meets: Mon/Thu, 9 a.m. - 12 noon

________________________________________________________________________________ SAT/ACT Private Tutoring

We have additional schedules listed.



Questions or want to enroll? Call 800-2REVIEW or Email

Because You Want the Best for Your Child 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. 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.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER: OR TO SCHEDULE A TOUR, contact Nicole Ben-Artzi, Director of Early Childhood Education at (949) 435-3400, ext. 221 or email nicoleb@

STILL A FEW OPENINGS FOR THE 2013-2014 ACADEMIC YEAR Preschool at the J 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 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,

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.

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

JCC Infant Toddler Center 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.

understanding of literacy and numeracy, and become more articulate, confident individuals.

Transitional Kindergarten Do you want your child to be a leader and excited about learning? Our Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program is designed for the child whose birthdate meets Kindergarten entrance requirements, but who would benefit from an extra year to mature and grow. Our gently structured academic curriculum will help your child develop confidence and set the foundation for a successful school experience. Children will be prepared for kindergarten or first grade, public or private, depending on each child’s individual readiness. Reading, writing, math, science and social studies are the primary focus, while art, music, Judaic studies, gymnastics, and physical education complement our TK program which is carefully planned to meet all aspects of your child’s academic, social and emotional growth.

and learn grow

CAMP YELADIM for ages 2-5 Your child’s first summer day camp experience

Contact Tracy Zieve, Early Childhood Director at (949) 435-3400 ext. 221 or Adena Kaufman, Admissions Director Director at

Camp Yeladim Session Dates: Mini Camp: Session 1: Session 2: Session 3:

June 17-21 June 24-July 12 (no camp 7/4) July 15 - Aug. 2 Aug. 5 - 23

We’re Your Partners in Childhood Education Early Childhood Programs: We offer programs for children from six weeks through five years of age. 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

Still a few openings for Fall 2013 A few classes/age groups still have openings for the 2013-2014 preschool session. Call 949.435.3400 to take a tour

*One week option available! u o t s i k d e n i t he box Th and register now!

CAMP YELADIM day camp for ages 2-5 CAMP HAVERIM day camp for grades K-11 - ACA accredited CAMP YOFI resident camp for grades 2-11

Still space at Camp Haverim for Summer Fun! There is still space in all Camp Haverim Programs. Brochures are available at, call Audra Martin or Sydney Ross to help you register at 949-435-3400.

Session Dates Mini Camp 1: Session 1: Session 2: Session 3: Mini Camp 2:

June 17 - 21 June 24 - July 12 July 15 - August 2 August 5 - 23 August 26 - 30


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Sports Theatre Academic Field Trips Swimming Games Art Science Israel Leadership Special Guests Dress-up Days


top ten reasons for choosing camp haverim 1.

Accredited by American Camp Association – adhering to the highest standards


State of the art facility with on-site pool and gym


A wide variety of activities to choose from


Flexible scheduling


For less than $8/hour your child can have field trips, late nights, science, special events and much more


Swim lessons and recreational pool time


Judaic enrichment specialists from Israel


Caring professional counselors and staff


Safety first and foremost

10. Open to everyone

camp haverim

SUMMER DAYThaet Contact Audra Martin, Camp Haverim Director at (949) 435-3400, ext. 265 or e-mail

SUMMER Fun for Kids Grades K-5! About Club J After School Program for 2013-2014 Only a $35 deposit reserves your spot TODAY for the 2013-14 school year! Exceptional programming for children in grades K-5. When the school day is done, Club J begins with an after school program that promises to be the best around. Club J is designed for families that need the support and convenience of a daily after school schedule for their children. All Club J participants are entitled to 2 enrichment classes per day at no additional charge. Club J participants also receive “School’s Out/JCC’s In” at a reduced cost. Summer Vista-Verde Club J: JULY 29-AUGUST 30 Club J will provide daily pick-up from Vista Verde during the summer months for those children who are continuing into the 2013-14 school year. Our program will include a snack and supervised low-key activities in the Children’s Room and Teen Center at the JCC. *1:30 pick-up requires a minimum of 5 children Fees: 1:30 p.m. pick-up $441; 3:30 p.m. pick-up $352

Benefits of Club J 2013-2014 • • • • • • • •

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! Staff are experienced college graduates or working towards a college degree Healthy daily snacks; celery, carrots, apples and oranges Fun special events Friday Shabbat stories and activities NEW!

PRICING FOR 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR 5 DAY PROGRAM Members $402/month Public $510/month

5 DAY PROGRAM WITH BUS TRANSPORTATION Members $510/month Public $684/month

4 DAY PROGRAM Members $322/month Public $417/month

4 DAY PROGRAM WITH BUS TRANSPORTATION Members $417/month Public $594/month

3 DAY PROGRAM Members $241/month Public $305/month

3 DAY PROGRAM WITH BUS TRANSPORTATION Members $295/month Public $359/month

2 DAY PROGRAM Members $161/month Public $208/month

2 DAY PROGRAM WITH BUS TRANSPORTATION Members $197/month Public $244/month

*1:30 VISTA VERDE PICK-UP RATES: 5 DAY PROGRAM Members $492 Public $600

4 DAY PROGRAM Members $394 Public $489

3 DAY PROGRAM 2 DAY PROGRAM Members $295 Members $197 Public $359 Public $244 Transportation We are proud to offer programming to our neighborhood schools. Transportation from Newport Coast is available to participants at an additional cost. We require a minimum of five children for the bus to pick up at the schools- if your school is not listed, we will make every effort to provide service for your child’s school. Club J staff members will walk to Vista Verde and Tarbut V’Torah to pick up the students. For more information on this please contact, Sydney Ross at

Summer Kids Nights Out Parents Night Off, Kids Night Out at the JCC While the kids are at the J, the Parents can play— cheaper than a babysitter! For Grades K-3 and 4-5 Saturdays, 6-10 p.m. June 1 and 15, July 13, Aug. 17 Art Studio/Theater/Teen Center Members $20/Public $30 Members $25/Public $35 at the door Spend the evening with your friends at the J. Enjoy dinner, games, a movie and making your own sundae!

Birthday Parties All packages are 2 hours and must be reserved by a JCC member Package 1 – Pool Party 1 lifeguard & an assistant Birthday cake & paper goods Pool games, relays & prizes Birthday balloons Up to 15 children $350 Additional children $10 each Package 2 – Sports Party Head Coach & Referee Birthday cake & paper goods Choice of sports, based on gym availability Prizes Birthday balloons Up to 15 children $350 Additional children $10 each Package 3 – Pajama Party 2 “Beauticians” Birthday cake & paper goods Hair, nails, makeup & games Birthday balloons Up to 15 children $350 Additional children $10 each Package 4 – Craft Party 2 art specialists Birthday cake & paper goods Age-appropriate craft project Birthday balloons Up to 15 children $425 Additional children $12 additional children For additional information or to reserve your party, please contact Sydney Ross at (949) 435-3400 x 300 or email

Keep Cool This SUMMER! Dive Into One of Our Aquatics Programs The Merage JCC’s 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 fully-equipped with custom lounge chairs and shade areaa heated toddler pool, Jacuzzi, an electronic scoreboard, and professional lifeguards. Pool hours & Information: Monday-Thursday 5 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday 5 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sundays 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 during the afternoon we have 2 lanes open for lap swim 3-7 M-Th, 3-5:30 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.

Low Impact Aquatics Classes The following programs are FREE to JCC members.

LOW IMPACT WATER AEROBICS, 18+ Mondays & Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. and 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. This low impact class geared for people with arthritis or osteoporosis. Instructors: Jen (M-Th) & Laura (Sat). AQUA FITNESS, 18+ Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m.; Wednesday, 10:45-11:45 a.m. and Thursdays, 10:3011:30 a.m. Tu/Th Instructor: Bethany Wed. Instructor: Lynnnelle Harmer Burn calories and move to the beat in ways you never thought you could in this high energy fun class. 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

Year Round Youth Aquatics Program

Merage JCC WAVES Swim Team Trains Winners WAVES swimming uses a progressive age group program in which the swimmer will be 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. The WAVES offer competitive and non-competitive tracks for swimmers to follow once they finish with swim lessons. MONDAY –THURSDAY NON-COMPETITIVE GROUPS Senior Group 1 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 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND GROUP PLACEMENT, please contact Chris Duncan at (949) 435-3400, ext. 144 or e-mail chrisd@jccoc. org or Gina Duncan at (949) 435-3400, ext. 160 or e-mail

Learn to Swim at the J this SUMMER! Merage JCC Swim Academy Private & Semi-Private Lessons Children’s Private Swim Lessons, Ages 3+

Adult Swimmers

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.

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.

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.

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. 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. For additional information and group placement please contact Chris Duncan, Aquatics Director, at (949) 435-3400, ext. 144 or e-mail or Gina Duncan, Asst. Aquatics Director, at (949) 435-3400, ext. 160 or e-mail

Merage JCC Scholarship FOR MORE INFORMATION about the JCC Golf Classic, contact Jason Meyers, (949) 435-3400 ext. 266,

SINK ONE FOR OUR KIDS! Wednesday, Oct. 2: Save the Date for the 12th Annual Merage JCC Scholarship Golf Classic

Work on your fitness goals this SUMMER with FREE Group X Classes for JCC Members *Ab Lab: Attack your abs in a 30 minute class of exercises for your entire core. Athletic X Training: This class focuses on total body muscle strength and endurance and may include drills. It offers short recoveries and lasting results. *Body Blitz: Maximize your workout with 30 minutes strength core/flexibility for a very efficient and total body workout. All levels welcome. Burn and Firm: Burn and Firm incorporates high energy cardio and toning exercises for a total body workout. This class uses a variety of fitness equipment to keep you mentally and physically motivated. *Cardio Blast: A high intensity class using cardio formats such as step, hi/lo, plyometrics and sports conditioning drills for a fat-burning workout. *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, roundhouse, and totally empower yourself! Cycle & Sunrise Cycle: A fantastic heart pumping workout that simulates various outdoor bike riding styles in and out of the saddle, from flats to sprints to climbs. Weather permitting, the sunrise cycle class will be held outside by the pool. Gentle Yoga: This gentle approach to yoga helps you increase flexibility, improve circulation and experience more energy. It’s a great way to start getting in shape. Bring your own Yoga Mat.

Low Impact Water Aerobics: Increase your strength, flexibility and aerobic conditioning through water exercises without putting stress on your joints and muscles. This low impact class is geared for people with arthritis or osteoporosis. Mat & Advanced Pilates and Pilates Fusion: Pilates is a total body conditioning approach, designed to improve your core strength, flexibility and posture. Advanced Pilates is the same as Mat Pilates but a faster paced and more advanced class. Stretch, Flex & Balance: A great class to increase flexibility, proper posture mechanics and balance control This 3-part format begins with moving stretches, advances to core and balance, and ends with relaxing static stretches. Increase your flexibility and help reduce injury! Svaroopa/Vinyasa Yoga: This yoga class utilizes a unique blend of poses to create a core opening by relaxing the deepest layers of tension in the body. Vinyasa Flow Yoga: This yoga practice uses postures in a flowing manner, connecting each posture with a breath. This class is appropriate for all levels. Water Pilates: Pilates 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. Water Pilates appeals to wide spectrum of ages and fitness levels. Modifications are addressed with most exercises. ZumbaÂŽ: This is a fast-pace exciting dance class! It incorporates several Latin dance moves to burn calories while learning to move your body in ways you never thought possible.

Adult* Sports Pick-Up Games Monday





Drop-In Volleyball 6:30 p.m.

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

Co-ed Indoor Soccer 6:30 p.m. New

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

*Adult Pick-Up Basketball 8 a.m.

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


ADULT Pick Up Sports: Must be JCC Members 18 yrs. old -OR- 16yrs. old accompanied by a parent/guardian, players who fall within this age range have first priority

FREE Group X Classes for JCC Members

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




* Cycle Catie * Cycle Samantha

Mat Pilates Leslie



◊ Burn and Firm Andi 50 min

Cycle Catie

Pilates Fusion Marijane 50 min

* Cycle Viveka

◊Burn and Firm Shana 50 min

* 8am Cycle Catie

Cardio Kickbox Carolyn 50 min

Zumba Joanne 50min

Gentle Yoga Ell 50 min Senior Center

Gentle Yoga Ell 50 min Senior Center



* 6am Sunrise Cycle Poolside Randy

* Soul Ride Heidi


Melt Marijane Conf. Rm A &B 60 min




* Sunrise Cycle Poolside David

* Sunrise Cycle Poolside David




Water Aerobics Jennifer 60 min

Burn and Firm Melissa 50 min

L.I. Water Aerobics Jennifer 60 min

Water Pilates Jennifer 60 min

* Cycle Shana

*Cycle Heidi

*Cycle Heidi

*Cycle Meridith

*Cycle Annika

*Cycle Heidi

*Cycle Randy

Step Blast Carolyn 30 min

Zumba Joanne 50min

Cardio Kickbox Melissa 30 min

Zumba Einav 50min

Cardio Kickbox Melissa 30 min

Vinyasa Flow Yoga Carolyn 75 min



L.I. Water Aerobics Laura 60 min





Body Blitz Carolyn 30 min Vinyasa Flow Yoga Carolyn 75 min

Aqua Fitness Bethany 60 min Body Blitz Heidi 30 min

Melt Marijane Conf. Rm A &B 60 min

Svaropa Yoga Lisa 75 min

Body Blitz Annika 30 min

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

Aqua Fitness Bethany 60 min.

Yoga Stretch Heidi 30 min


Body Blitz Melissa 30 min

Body Blitz Melissa 30 min

10:10 am Yoga Alison 80 min

Int. Pilates Fusion Andi 50 min.

11:30am Zumba Joanne 50min

Yoga Stretch Annika 30 min

◊ Classes marked require a pass from the Fitness Desk.

* Cycle Margot






* Cycle Shana

* Cycle Samantha Cardio Blast Laura 30 min

Body Blitz Margot 30 min

Cardio Blast Samantha 30 min

Body Blitz Samantha 30 min

* Cycle Randy



Burn and Firm Samantha 50 min

up to 90 minutes

All JCC Fitness and Sports Programs are open to JCC MEMBERS ONLY. For information contact Carolyn Coleman, Group X Coordinator at (949) 435-3400 ext. 293, or email JCC Fitness Center Hours:

Body Blitz Laura 30 min

Ab Lab Margot 30 min

Body Blitz Leslie 30 min

Ab Lab Samantha 30 min

Adv. Pilates Leslie 50 min

Cardio Kickbox Interval Carolyn 50 min

Adv. Pilates Leslie 50 min

Cardio Blast Interval Laura 50 min

Vinyasa Flow Yoga Alison 60 min

* All Cycle classes require early sign in, prior, at the Fitness Desk. (All Cycle classes 50 min in length)

Vinyasa Flow Yoga Alison 60 min

Monday-Thursday 5am-10apm Fridays 5am-5pm Saturdays 7:45am-5pm Sundays 7:45am-6pm

Kids Club Babysitting Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-12pm 4pm-8pm Fridays 8am-12pm Saturdays 7:45am-12pm Sundays 7:45am-12:30pm

Group Exercise Schedule


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

Personalized Training Additional fees apply.

Personal Training can take you to the next level whether 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 bootcamp schedule and to register for bootcamp classes.

Special Offers to Help You Get in Shape for Summer! DIVE INTO SUMMER

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 THRU JUNE 30, 2013



80-minute massage or facial $99 (Save $21!) 20% OFF all Waxing Services Purchase at the fitness desk.

PERSONAL TRAINING & PILATES/ MELT TRAINING PROMO GET YOUR SIX PACK READY FOR SUMMER!! 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 THRU AUG. 31, 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)

All JCC Fitness and Sports Programs are open to JCC MEMBERS ONLY. For information: contact Jason Meyers, Fitness Director at (949) 435-3400 ext. 266, or Carolyn Coleman, Group X Coordinator at (949) 435-3400 ext. 293, or email Visit us on-line at

Bootcamps and Training Schedule Name of Bootcamp


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!

Tues/Thurs, 8-9 a.m.

Regular $150 Shane Johnston 8 sessions

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 6-7 am w/ Pam M,W 8-9 am w/ Shane M,W 8:30-9:30 am w/ Kent M/Th 6-7 p.m. w/ Kent

$140 for LL Participants

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

Backyard Fitness Bootcamp, Ages 10-16

This program focuses on all components of fitness Mon/Wed 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.

Regular $150 Shane Johnston 8 sessions

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.

Tues/Thurs 1:30-2:30 p.m. or 6-7 p.m. M,W 1:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Max 5 people

$30/session. 6 sessions for $180.

Laurel Silverman, Certified Pilates Instructor

Fit Camp for Moms Drop the kids at camp and come have some fun of your own!

In this class you will experience a variety of styles of workout each week with different instructors. Formats include metabolic fat burning cardio, outside fitness drills/obstacle course, kickbootie yoga strength, nutrient seminar and resistance training.

M, Tu, Th 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Special $150 or $16.50 dollar drop in fee

Sam Marcellino, Annika Carlson, Andi Modlin

Small Group Pilates Fusion

Andi leads this exciting new small group format to help motivate and encourage you and ensure your workout routine is interesting, technically correct and safe all while getting the amazing benefits of lengthening and strengthening your way to an amazing fitness level.

Class days and times will be scheduled according to your availability

meet once a week: $75/ mo. meet 2x a week: $150 per mo.

Andi Modlin

Merage JCC Hiking Club

We want you to “Take a Hike” but in a good way, a very good way! Kent will be your guide on the many beautiful hiking trails available in south OC. All fitness levels are welcome.

Sundays, TBA

$59 per month

Kent Maurer

JCC Trail Running Bootcamp

Join us for some fun and structured run workouts with Tu/Th 9-10 a.m. the JCC Trail Running team. Train for the Renagade Racing 5-mile trail running series in beautiful Peters Canyon Wilderness or just join us for the great training.

$150 for complete session May 7-Aug. 1

Pam Nichol

JCC Adult Masters Swim Class

Multi-Level workouts designed to improve technique, pace, fitness, endurance and efficiency in the water. Perfect for all swim levels: novice, triathletes and competitive swimmers.

Tu/Th 7-8 a.m.

$99 per month

Pam Nichol

Youth Triathlon Clinic ages 6-12

Participants will receive instruction in swimming, cycling, running, hydration and proper transition between events. Youth clinic dates: Aug.13-22

Tu/Th 9-10 a.m.

$150 per clinic

Pam Nichol






$150 Non– LL participants 8 session


Pam Nichol Shane Johnson Kent Maurer Marijane Palchikoff

Starts in June

Upcoming JYA Events The new JCC group for the J’s Young Adults, Ages 21-35 Game Night

Sunday, July 21, 7 p.m. Come play with us! Get your game on for a night of board games and finger food at a committee member’s house. We’ll play Twister, Apples to Apples, Scrabble, Jenga, and more! BYOB and/or dessert. Open to the first 25 people that RSVP to Elana through email: only a few spots left. Address given upon RSVP. No charge.

End of Summer Pool Party & BBQ at the J

Sunday, Aug. 18, 4 p.m. Swim, tan, eat, drink, and play with us at the JCC Pool! We’ll have the kosher grill going… ending summer right! See the Facebook more more info and RSVP at Members $18, Public $20

For more information or to register for JYA Events, please contact Elana Simon at 949.435.3400, ext. 271 email: or on Facebook at

OC 2013 JCC Maccabi: Young Adult Volunteer Day

Contact us at (949) 435-3400 Or visit our website


On Sunday, Aug. 4, register for 4 hour shifts Volunteer to help the JCC Maccabi Arrivals Committee to welcome 2000+ Jewish teens to OC. Then Join us after for a Young Adult Happy Hour before enjoying free tickets to join 8,000 at the Opening Ceremonies at Santa Ana Stadium. Go to JCC Facebook: and fill out the form;


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


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

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


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


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

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


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

Cultural Arts Director Cultural Arts Administrative Assistant Theatre Camp Director JCC School of Art


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

Special Events Director PrimeTime Adult Program Director Singles & JCC Cares Coordinator PrimeTime Adult Admin. Asst. Young Adult Director Special Events Associate

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 Julie Holdaway, 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


Jeanette Lewin, x 398 Cindy Paulsen, x 304 Tiffany Bui, x 399 Sandy Luu, x 394 Roberta Kanter x 395 CATERING

Blueberry Hill, x 281

Accounting Manager Senior Accountant Payroll Associate Accounting Associate Accounts Payable Associate Café J


Bill Clark, x 226

Facilities Manager


Get Creative this SUMMER at the J! Save the dates for a super creative summer at the JCC! Specialty workshops available on a “weekly” or daily basis.

Children/Teen Art Classes COOL ART FOR COOL KIDS, AGES 6-12

July 8-11, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Finish your day at the J! 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 which are geared towards helping your child grasp the concept of team work. All materials provided. 5 children minimum. Weekly Fee: $100 members, $130 public. Daily Fee: $35 FASHIONABLE STITCHES,




July 15-18, 10 a.m.-12 noon Design clothes and accessories, sew, crochet, etc. These are awesome skills for kids to acquire! This is a fun, new, original class for kids of all ages. All materials provided. 5 children minimum. Weekly fee: $100 members, $130 public. Daily Fee: $35 FUN WITH CLAY, AGES 6-12

July 22-25, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Four fun-filled afternoons with clay! Learn to make pots, coil, sculpt and more. Weekly Fee: $100 members, $130 public. Daily Fee: $35 TEEN ART, AGES 14 AND OLDER

Wednesdays, July 10-31, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 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. In this class students will gain a better understanding of Art History, Art Theory and Art careers. Just bring your inspiration and imagination! Students are encouraged to bring their own paints. One canvas provided per session. $100 members, $130 public

Be a part of something great: Join the Cultural Arts Committee! This year the Merage JCC’s Jewish Arts Festival will take place November 2-16, 2013. The festival celebrates Jewish film, music, dance, authors and books. It's a fantastic way to build community, enrich and deepen the love for the Arts. With your help, this year's Festival will be bigger and better than ever! The committee will meet 4-5 times (and more if you are interested!) at the JCC and will be involved in event planning, marketing and community outreach. For more information and to RSVP contact Yael Brudner (949)435-3400 ext. 305 or

Adult Art Classes ART 101 MORNINGS

Two sessions: July 8-11 , 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 22-25 , 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Due to popular demand, we are holding this 4-day workshop. This is perfect for Beginners or anyone who wants a refresher course in the fundamentals! We will focus on painting, drawing and abstract. Students provide their own materials. For more information please email the instructor at $140 members/$170 public MIXED MEDIA OPEN STUDIO

July 15-18, 2-5 p.m. Under the supervision of art expert, Lynne Kaplan, students work in an open studio setting which emphasizes individualized instruction. Each student works on their own project while the instructor guides the student on technique, form and color. Students can work in any paint medium or in low-fire clay. Students provide their own materials. 4-Class Pass: $150 members, $170 public 8-Class Pass: $275 members, $315 public. ART & WINE: UNCORK YOUR CREATIVITY!

Back dem by and!

Thursdays, 7 - 9 p.m. Come join us for a glass of wine and a fabulous creative evening! Looking for a way to explore your artistic side but don't know where to start? This creative class is designed for both the artistic and not so artistic! The instructor will guide you through basic drawing skills and you will learn the basics of acrylic painting. We believe it’s easier to learn when you’re having fun. Over a 4 week period, we will show you a step-by-step approach on how to create your own masterpiece worth hanging! 4-Class Pass: $150 members, $170 public

The JCC Singles Connection is a social group for Jewish Singles in Orange County who are looking for new friendships and experiences. It’s a safe and fun place to meet and socialize with other Jewish Singles. Come join us - you will have fun!!! 40s Music under the Stars at Tustin Ranch Golf Thursday, June 20, 5:30 p.m. Enjoy the beginning of summer by joining us at Tustin Ranch Golf for a free summer concert on the grass/patio area. The band Liquid Blue will be performing our favorite songs. Bring a blanket and/or low beach chair. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Look for blue balloon. Tustin Ranch Golf, 12442 Tustin Ranch, Tustin 92782 Walk around Balboa Island Wednesday, June 26, 7 p.m. Meet at the Ferry Landing on Balboa Island (corner of Agate & Park) for a walk around beautiful Balboa Island. Afterwards over to Marine Street for a famous “Balboa Bar”. Free Summer Concert in Tustin Wednesday, July 10, 5 p.m. Come listen and dance to great music at Peppertree Park in Tustin. Enjoy the sounds of “Parker Road” playing R & B music. Come early to help secure space. Bring a blanket, low beach chair and food and drinks. Look for blue balloon. Peppertree Park, 230 W. First Street, Tustin 92780 Summer House Party Saturday, July 13, 7 p.m. Join us for at our Annual Summer House Party in Tustin. Dancing, noshes & drinks provided. $18 JCC Members, $20 Public, $30 at the door. Address will be provided upon registration. Free Summer Concert in Orange Wednesday, July 24, 5:30 p.m. Pack your picnic baskets, relax and enjoy the sounds of “Tease”. Come early to help secure space. Bring a blanket , low beach chair and food and drinks. Look for blue balloon. Hart Park, located off the 22 Freeway & Glassell

Walk Balboa Island Thursday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m. Meet at the Ferry Landing on Balboa Island (corner of Agate & Park) for a walk around beautiful Balboa Island. Afterwards over to Marine Street for a famous “Balboa Bar”. Rotation Dinner Sunday, Aug. 25, 6 p.m. Join us for wonderful Chinese food at Crystal Jade. At this special Rotation Dinner, the men at each table 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. Set menu includes 3 course meal, tax & tip, but no drinks. There is limited space, make sure to register early. No walk-ins $22 JCC Member $24 Public Crystal Jade, 6511 Quail Hill Parkway, Irvine 92603 Free Summer Concert in Orange Wednesday, Aug. 28, 5:30 p.m. “Stone Soul” our favorite soul band is back in the O.C.! Come to Hart Park in Orange to listen and dance to the best Motown and soul band you have ever heard. Come early to help secure space. Bring a blanket, low beach chair and food and drinks. Look for blue balloon. Hart Park, located off the 22 Freeway & Glassell Street THESE EVENTS ARE NOT SINGLES EVENT, THEY ARE

OPEN TO THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY 2013 JCC Poker League Sunday, July 21, 12:30 p.m. Sundays: July 21, Aug. 18, Oct. 6, Nov. 17 & Dec. 15 Join the 2013 JCC Poker League and win a 3 Day Trip to Las Vegas! Play 6 Texas Hold’em Poker Games during the year for $59 JCC Members, $79 Public or individual games @ $20 each for JCC Members and $25 Public. (Individual attendees are not eligible for Grand Prizes) The more often you play the more chances you have to win the 3 Grand Prizes; 1st Place: 3 Day Trip to Las Vegas; 2nd Place: Free entry into the 2014 Merage JCC’s Poker Tournament; 3rd Place: OC Restaurant Gift Certificate.

Serve dinner at JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest Monday, Aug. 5, 4:30 pm Volunteer to serve dinner at Newport Dunes to over 2,500 teens from more than 75 communities around the world. This is a wonderful Mitzvah for you and the kids… don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime experience. Register to volunteer at

For more information about JCC Singles programming please contact Marcia Rosenberg, Singles Coordinator at (949) 435-3400, ext. 396 or e-mail Or you can register on-line at

SUMMER Fun and Learning. Please Join Us! 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.

Summer Learning at the J Beyond the Canvas – June-July Series

This series will give you insight into many artistic movements developed by 4 famous artists. Thursdays, June 13 – July 11, 10:30 –11:30 a.m. June 13 Claude Monet, the Father of Impressionism June 20 Edouard Manet: Impressionist June 27 Influence of Japanese Art on French Impressionism July 11 Edgar Degas: Post Impressionist JCC Members $60 for the 4-class series, Public $80 for the 4-class series Or per class fee JCC Members $20, Public $25 Presenter: Professor Jacqueline Hahn is an award winning teacher who received a Distinguished Instructor honor from UCI. She has lectured on Art History, Literature, and Philosophy in museums and art galleries all over the world. Her presentations reflect a deep knowledge and a very strict French artistic pedagogy.

The Jewish Experience

Monday, July 8 , 7-8 p.m. Abe Lincoln: America’s First Jewish President? How could anyone with a beard and the name Abraham, who was so wise, not be Jewish? This lecture explores the possible Jewish roots of our 16th president. Taught by Dr. Don Schwartz, Emeritus Professor of History from CSU Long Beach and Executive Director of the California Council of History Education JCC members $8 per lecture, Public $10 per lecture

Jewish Federation & Family Services, Orange County, and the Merage Jewish Community Center presents:

Summer Games Mah Jongg Tournament and Lunch

Thursday, August 22, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Join in the fun. All levels welcome: beginners and advanced tables available. Socialize with old friends, meet new people and enjoy a light, delicious kosher lunch. Bring a friend for the Member price Members $35, Public $40, Register by August 19

BRIDGE: Beginner Supervised Play with Ann Cressman

Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 12 noon, July 2 – July 30 6 classes includes special time play session Friday, July 26 Improve your play through supervised instruction and analysis of hands Instructor: Ann Cressman, ACBL certified instructor, Gold Life Master. JCC Members $90, Public $105 per session

BRIDGE: Intermediate Supervised Play with Ann Cressman

Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. July 2 – July 30 6 classes includes special play session Friday, July 26 Improve your play through supervised instruction and analysis of hands. Instructor: Ann Cressman, ACBL certified instructor, Gold Life Master. JCC Members $90, Public $105 per session. For more information about Prime Time programming please contact Geri Dorman, PrimeTime Adult Director at (949) 435-3400, ext. 303 or e-mail Or you can register on-line at

Free Event

Registration Required!

Sip of Soup: Ask the Doc 91020

SAVE THE DATE A panel of distinguished experts from the UCI Mind Institute will answer will bring your most a panelpressing of their most prominent experts on agingand to questions about memory loss, Alzheimer’;s disease and other dementias, research advances, answer your questions. more. Thursday, June 13, 2013 5:30 – 7:30PM JFFS will provide at the Merage JCC in Irvine the soup…and a light dairy 1 Federation Way, Myers Theatre kosher dinner. Chicken Soup and other Comfort Food will be Served. Irvine, CA 92603 Sip of Soup events are Featured Panelists nourishing presentations for Registration required David H. Cribbs, PhD – Assistant Professor, UCI families coping with aging, Go to Malcolm B. Dick, PHD – Neuropsychologist sponsored by Jewish Cordula Dick-Muehlke, PhD – Dir. of Education, UCI Mind or call (949) 435-3460. Federation & Family Services Aimee L Pierce, MD – Neurologist


A Sip of Soup

Chicken Soup for the Silver Soul Series: A Sip of Soup

Thursday, June 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m. (includes dinner) A discussion on healthy brain aging and dementia by UCI Mind with their panel of prominent experts on aging. Led by Frank La Ferla, PhD. Ask the Doc and have a Sip of Soup with this series sponsored by the Merage JCC and Jewish Federation and Family Services. Reservation required for dinner at or call Wendy at 949-435-3460. No charge.


THIS SUMMER Relax, Have Fun and Make New Friends! MONDAYS Gentle Yogalates & Meditation: June                                           Mondays, 9–10:20 a.m., June 3-24, 4 Classes Gain the benefits of mind body wellness in a gentle yogalates & meditation class. Instructor: El Vered Rubin JCC Members only: $25 per 4 week session.

Gentle Yogalates & Meditation: July                                   

Mondays, 10–11:15 a.m., July 1 - 29, 5 Classes Gain the benefits of mind body wellness in a gentle yogalates & meditation class. Instructor: El Vered Rubin JCC Members only: $32 per 5 week session.

Gentle Yogalates & Meditation: Aug.                                                              

Mondays, 9–10:20 a.m., Aug. 12, 19, 26, 3 Classes Gain the benefits of mind body wellness in a gentle yogalates & meditation class. Instructor: El Vered Rubin JCC Members only: $20 per 3 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., Saturday, 9:3010:30 a.m. Ongoing. Increase your strength, flexibility and aerobic conditioning through water exercises. Instructor: Jen Massey 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.

Drop-in Mah Jongg

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

TUESDAYS Books & Bagels

Tuesday, 10–11:30 a.m. June 25 Rav Hisda’s Daughter by Maggie Anton Aug. 27 Mara by Tova Reich Facilitated by Dana Susson and Marcy Middler JCC Members & Women’s Philanthropy: Free. Public: $10.

The View for Women of All Ages

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.–12 noon, 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, 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, 10:45-11:45 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. July 16, August 20 Gents- if you love wine this is not to be missed. RSVP required to Sid Field, Coordinator (949) 464-9939 or JCC Members only: Free

WEDNESDAYS Gentle Yoga: New time for summer!

Starts 6/26: Wednesdays & Fridays, 10- 11 a.m., Ongoing. This gentle approach to yoga helps you increase flexibility, improve circulation and increase energy. Instructor: El Vered Rubin JCC Members only: Free

The Writer’s Roundtable

Wednesday, June 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 31,11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Work with a New York Times bestselling author as your own writing coach? Now you can have exactly that, every month at the J, at the Writer’s Roundtable. Bring your questions about writing and getting published 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

Foodies & Friends

Wednesday, June 26, July 31, 12:30 – 2 p.m. Learn the latest on local and new restaurants around town! Try these lunch outings with your JCC friends! Email or call Geri to be a part of this Foodies Group. JCC Members only: Cost on your own at Restaurant.

THURSDAYS 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

Drop-in Mah Jongg

Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.– noon, Ongoing. Bring your JCC friends and meet other Mah Jongg players. JCC Members only: Free

Aqua Fitness

Tuesdays, 10-11:00 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

FRIDAYS Gentle Yoga: New time for summer!

Starts 6/26: Wednesdays & Fridays, 10- 11 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 Pilate’s 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 a.m.–12 noon. Ongoing. Each week this group enjoys coffee and bagels while discussing topics of interest Coordinator: Marty Migdall JCC Members only: Free.

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

SUMMER SEMESTER PROGRAM REGISTRATION June 17-August 30, 2013 Registration Opens June 10

• or FAX to: (949) 435-3401

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Summer guide 2013  

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