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Who Do You Think You Are? Spend a Day with Master Genealogist Stephen Morse and Find Out How to Navigate Genealogy Records!
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado presents an all-day seminar at the Denver JCC with Stephen Morse
Sunday, October 10, 2010, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $40 includes access to all four lectures, a kosher box lunch and annual membership in the Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado; current JGSCO members pay only $18. RSVP and payment required by October 1, 2010. Download a registration form from www.jgsco.org/stevemorseseminar.html or for information, contact email@example.com. Stephen Morse is the creator of the One-Step Website (http://stevemorse.org/) for which he received the Outstanding Contribution Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies and the Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society. He also received the first-ever Excellence Award from the Association of Professional Genealogists. In his other life, Morse is a computer professional with a doctorate degree in electrical engineering where he is best known as the architect of the Intel 8086 (the granddaddy of today’s Pentium processor), which sparked the PC revolution 25 years ago. The One-Step website started out as an aid for finding passengers in the Ellis Island database. Shortly afterwards it was expanded to help with searching in the 1930 census. Over the years it has continued to evolve and today includes about 200 web-based tools divided into 16 separate categories ranging from genealogical searches to astronomical calculations to lastminute bidding on E-bay. This seminar will describe the range of tools available and provide highlights of each one.
Jewish Calendar Demystified
From DNA to Genetic Genealogy: Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask
One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools
One-Step Webpages: A Hodgepodge of Lesser-Known Gems
Also Coming This Fall: “Researching Colorado Jewish Ancestry: A Panel with Dr. Jeanne Abrams, Ellen Shindelman Kowitt, Terry Lasky and Jen Lowe” on Dec. 5, 10 a.m.–noon, at the Denver Jewish Community Center. Free. Want to learn more about how to research Jewish roots? A series of beginner workshops called the Jewish Family Tree Initiative starts Sunday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m.–noon at Temple Emanuel in Denver. Visit www.JGSCO.org or firstname.lastname@example.org for details. The Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado is a nonprofit organization run by volunteers. Membership is $30 per single or $40 per household. Become a member online at www.jgsco.org.
Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center About the JCC ……………………………………… 1 Guide to Our Departments …………………… 3 Holiday & Special Events …………………… 3–4 Community Events ………………………….…… 4 Child Care …………………………….……………… 4 Early Childhood Center (ECC) ….……..… 3–6 PARENT/CHILD CLASSES (12—24 months & parents) ..………… 5 PRESCHOOL ….……………………….….…….…..… 5–6
Shalom Baby Prenatal & Parenting Programs …………….………… 7 Parent-Child Programs ……………………… 7–8 AQUATICS (6 months—3 year olds & parents) ….…..……..… 9 SHALOM BABY (8 weeks—3 years & parents) ….………..… 10
Parenting Classes ….………………………… 10–11 SHALOM FAMILY (children 2—5 & parents) ………………… 10 SOUTH PROGRAMS ….……….….………..……….… 10–11
Children’s Programs ….…………………..… 11–14
MACC About MACC ……………………………………… 23 Special Events- JAAMM …………………… 24–27 ARTS ….……………………………………………..… 24 AUTHORS ……………………….………………..… 24–26 MOVIES ….……………………………………….…..… 26 MUSIC ……….………………………………………… 27 THEATRE ………….…………………………………… 27
Exhibition …………………………………………… 27 Annual Pottery Sale ………………………… 28–29 Art Academy Classes for Adults ……… 28–29 WORKSHOPS …………………………………………… 28 CERAMICS CLASSES ……………………………………… 28 PAINTING & DRAWING CLASSES …………………………… 29
Wolf Theatre Academy …………………… 31–33
General Information JCC & MACC Staff Directories ……………… 36 Fall Hours ……………………………………… 36–37 Registration Form ………………….…………… 39
AQUATICS (6 months—17 years)….…………………..… 11–12 ATHLETICS (ages 4–12 years) ….……………….…..… 12–13 JUNIOR TENNIS (ages 4–17 years) ….…….…………….… 13 CAMP SHAI WINTER VACATION CAMP (grades K—6) ….…… 13–14 AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS (perschool—grade 12) …………… 14
Babysitting & CPR (11 years-adult) ….……..……… 14 Adult Programs ….……..………….…….…… 14–15
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GESHERCITY ….……………………………………..… 14 KABBALAH EXPERIENCE ……….………………….…..… 15
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tion run by volunteers.Membership is $30 per single or $40 per household. Become a member online at www.jgsco.org.
2010 JCC Annual Dinner Honoring Kathy Neustadt & Celebrating 75 Years of the ECC SAVE THE DATE Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010 Benefitting programs for children and families at the Robert E. Loup JCC & Mizel Arts & Culture Center. For table, ticket and tribute book information, please contact Kathy Boyle at (303)316-6302, email email@example.com or visit our website at www.jccdenver.org.
The Early Childhood Center is celebrating its 75th year of Growing Our Future! Over the course of the year, the ECC will host a variety of events and offer a number of ways in which the community can get involved and help acknowledge this milestone. We are looking for the names and contact information of alumni, past teachers and past directors. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with this information or request to be involved in our celebration! y Childhood C arl
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Instructions for submitting your form and payment can be found on the registration form at the back of this guide. You can also contact Sandra Yaron, program registrar, at (303) 316-6307. Please contact the JCC Early Childhood Center at (303) 316-6377 to register for ECC classes. All programs are subject to cancellation. If a program is cancelled, you will be notified and your fee will be refunded in full.
social, recreational and educational programs to the community. The Center and its programs are open to everyone, regardless of religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or ability to pay. No
Located on the JCC campus, MACC is a separate non-profit organization. MACC offers programs in the visual, performing, literary and cinematic arts.
Members may also register for programs online. Go to www.jccdenver.org and click on “Program Registration.”
matter your age or interest, there’s something for you at the JCC.
JCC Annual Membership A JCC annual membership will allow you to enroll in JCC and MACC classes at a discounted rate. Please note the lower members rates (Average 20% savings) listed under each program. Member receive three seasonal guides plus a weekly electronic newsletter to keep you informed of all JCC and MACC happenings. The membership fees are $60/year for individuals, $90/year for a mini-family (two people living at the same household address) and $100/year for families (three or more people). Senior membership is $30/year per individual and $60/year for couples. Memberships at the Tennis and Sports & Fitness Centers are available for additional fees. Memberships must be renewed annually, and are non-refundable and non-transferable. The amount of your membership fee in excess of $25 is tax deductible ($35 for individuals, $65 for mini-family, $75 for family, $5 for senior individual and $35 for senior couple). You have the option of pre-paying your annual membership fee for two or three years and receiving a JCC gift card, applicable to any JCC member services except for paying for Sports & Fitness Center monthly membership. You will receive $50 gift card for a two-year pre-payment, and $100 gift card for a three-year pre-payment. Gift cards for seniors are $25 and $50 respectively.
If you are a first-time user, enter your account information. You will also need your member number the first time you sign-in online. Your member number can be found on your paper statements, or you can request it from the JCC accounting department at email@example.com. Please include your full name and street address. We will respond to your e-mail within one business day. Please note: members can not register for ECC classes or summer camps online. Please contact the JCC Early Childhood Center at (303) 316-6377 to register for ECC classes. Information on summer camps, including registration forms, can be found in the annual Summer Fun Guide.
Scholarship Assistance In recognition of the needs of individuals and families in our community who wish to participate in our programs but are unable to afford the full fees, the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center offers scholarship assistance whenever possible. Each program director can give you more information; please call (303) 399-2660.
People with Special Needs The JCC is committed to welcoming people with special needs through its Yad b' Yad (“Hand in Hand”) program, which offers educational, cultural and recreational opportunities available throughout the Center. These opportunities include a lift in the indoor swimming pool and special fitness classes and camping experiences.
Kashrut Policy The JCC is a kosher facility supervised by the TRI Sulom of Denver. Any lunches or snacks brought to the Center by program participants and visitors should be meat free.
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Guide to Our Departments Aquatics The Goldstein Indoor Pool (year-round) and the Chotin Family Outdoor Pools (May-October) offer adult, child and parent-tot programs to provide the life-long health benefits of water exercise and recreational swim. Sports & Fitness Center members have full access to lap swimming, Aqua Fit classes, recreational swim and discounted swim lesson fees. Arthritis and Swim Safe Academy classes, special programs, and event rentals are open to all JCC members during scheduled times for a fee.
Seniors The JCC Senior department offers a home away from home for seniors, with programs to stimulate the mind, body and soul. It’s a place to socialize with friends and make new ones in a warm, welcoming environment.
JCC Sports & Fitness Center While some programs and services at the JCC Sports & Fitness Center are open to all JCC members, a Sports & Fitness membership brings numerous additional benefits. Families, kids, seniors and performance athletes will all enjoy working out in a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. Sports & Fitness Center members can take advantage of group fitness classes, athletic leagues, personal training and many other amenities such as indoor and outdoor pools as well as a Pilates studio and basketball court.
Camp Central Camp is a year-round experience at the JCC, which offers exciting and fun activities for school vacations and Jewish holidays. In the summer, you can choose a half-day camp, a full-day camp, 7, 14 or 19-day sessions at Ranch Camp or mix and match recreational and cultural day camp programs. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your child’s interests and your schedule at the JCC.
Tennis Center Known as the friendliest club in town, the JCC Tennis Center offers indoor and outdoor play. The Center’s programs include drill classes, private lessons, leagues, year-round junior programs and much more. Although some programs are limited to Tennis Center members, others may be open to JCC members.
Early Education and Family Programs Three unique programs combine beneath the umbrella of one department to ensure that parents and our youngest members receive the information, support and engaging programs they need to thrive:
Holiday & Community Events Pool Party/Event Packages
Early Childhood Center (ECC) Since 1935, the JCC’s Early Childhood Center has provided a high-quality, well-rounded, enriching experience for young children. The ECC offers a pre-school program serving children ages 12 weeks–5 years. Variable program options from 7 a.m.–6 p.m. include a full-day enriched pre-Kindergarten program, weekly swim instruction for children ages three and older, and weekly gym and music enrichment for all ages. Afternoon enrichment classes allow children to delve deeper into specialty areas such as Hebrew, cooking and literature. We foster children’s natural curiosity and capability through child-directed play and a nurturing and supportive environment.
Are you searching for a fun, active, and unique way to celebrate a birthday, graduation, family reunion or anniversary? You can celebrate with us in our indoor pool! We also have parties available in the tumbling room or gym. We can decorate the venue and/or provide the paper goods. Call promptly to secure your party time. Reservations may include supervised pool games or a party room for your guests. JCC kosher guidelines must be observed for all food and beverages. For more information, call Terri (303) 316-6444 option 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Programs In addition to welcoming families and their newborns to the community, Shalom Baby and Shalom Family programs provide child development information, parenting skills, children’s classes, holiday celebrations and support from caring volunteers and professionals. The Reading Jungle and The PJ Library make reading enjoyable for the entire family and enable parents to strengthen their parenting and Judaic knowledge. Family programming at the JCC helps young families to create vibrant Jewish homes as well as lifelong connections to heritage, friends and community.
Rose and Robyn Loup Child Care Center Quality infant and child care (the maximum stay is three hours/day) is offered as a service to all JCC and Sports & Fitness Center members with a reservation. A parent or guardian must remain on the JCC campus during the child’s stay.
Rosh Hashanah Music Etc…Class* Children 1—5 years and their parents Tuesday, Sept. 7, 10—11 a.m. JCC Room 203 $18/ child; $30/two siblings/JCC members $22/child/ $36/ two siblings/non-members In this class children and their parents sing and dance to fun, kidfriendly High Holiday music. Shalom Family partners with MACC to offer a holiday art experience as well. Participants will also take home a CD of holiday favorites.
*This class will also be offered in a convenient south location. See page 10 for details.
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Hanukkah Music Etc… Children ages 1—5 and their parents Sunday, November 14, 11 a.m. JCC Room 203 JCC members: $18/ child, $30/ 2 siblings, Non members: $22/child, $36/2 siblings In this class children and their parents sing and dance to fun, kidfriendly Hanukkah music. Shalom Family partners with the MACC to offer a Hanukkah art experience as well. Participants will also take home a CD of Hanukkah favorites. *This class will also be offered in a convenient south location. See page 10 for details.
Community Events 2010 JCC Annual Dinner Benefitting programs for children and families Honoring Kathy Neustadt & Celebrating 75 years of the Early Childhood Center
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 Grand Hyatt Hotel Cocktails 6—7 p.m.; Dinner and program 7 p.m. Don’t miss out on this year’s event honoring Kathy Neudstadt. In addition to enjoying a great evening, purchasing a ticket or table to the dinner qualifies as a donation for the Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit — it’s the best tax deduction in town. For table and ticket information, please contact Kathy Boyle at (303) 316-6302.
Chai Chairs 2010 Annual Benefit Concert for Shalom Baby & Shalom Family at the Robert E. Loup JCC Sunday, November 7, 2010 Shwayder Theatre 4:30 p.m. Concert 6 p.m. Dinner and Program (Children will enjoy their own supervised kid-friendly dinner) Dessert Reception to follow program Ticket Packages: prices based on a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children) $180/Platinum Package; $72/Gold Package Individual Tickets: concert, program & reception $36/Adult; $18/Child Program & Reception Only: $18/Adult For tickets and information call Jill at (303) 316-6336 or email email@example.com.
Child Care Rose & Robyn Loup Child Care Center at the JCC Walking—8 years (303) 316—6301 Non-member cost: $6.50/hour/first child; $4.00/hour/additional child (half—hour rate) JCC cost: $5.50/hour/first child; $3.25/hour/additional child (half—hour rate) Hours: Monday—Thursday, 8 a.m.—8 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.—7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.—2 p.m. Take advantage of the highly respected Child Care Center while exercising or attending a class or meeting. The Child Care room is designed with walkers in mind. Creative arts, games and activities are offered to children during the time they spend in the room. Drop-ins are accepted if space is available. The minimum stay is onehour/day. Waiting lists are utilized when the Child Care Center is at capacity. To avoid being charged for a “no show,” please call 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel your reservation or you will be charged. A parent or guardian must remain on the JCC campus. A 10minute grace period is included in an hour reservation and payment is required at the end of the care provided. The Child Care Center reserves the right to limit a child’s reservation time based on the child’s adaptation to the environment.
Nursery (303) 316—6301 6 weeks—walking Cost: $6.50/hour; $3.25/half hour Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. Nursery reservations are more restricted after 5 p.m. on weekdays, at all times on weekends, and if children within the nursery and the Child Care Center must be consolidated into one room during afternoons. Same-day reservations are available as staffing permits.
Four Easy Ways to Help the JCC You can raise money for the JCC by using any of these four programs • Albertson’s Community Partners loyalty card – 1% of receipts are contributed to the JCC • eScrip.com – contributions are earned by any purchases made through the portal • OneCause.com - an average of 2.5% per eligible transaction to the JCC • 1SpotInfo.com - a portion of purchases from local merchants and service providers to be contributed The best part is there is no cost to shop or join. For additional details or questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Early Childhood Center (ECC) (303) 316-6377 • email@example.com The ECC is a welcoming and inclusive community which is built on principles of trust and respect. Through the collaborative efforts of teachers, children, parents and staff, each individual is valued for his or her unique contribution to the community. We provide opportunities for everyone to learn, grow and develop a culture of mutual appreciation and respect. We believe that children are competent, curious, capable and deserving of individualized attention. Our curriculum is play-based, child-directed and emerges through the interests of each child.
Our Philosophy and Goals Our program is designed to help develop the whole child: socially, intellectually, emotionally and physically. We encourage the development of children’s inner resources: curiosity, creativity, imagination, independence, a love of learning and self–esteem. Learning to play cooperatively and building positive relationships with friends are fundamental components of our program. Our caring and experienced staff encourages joy from learning, enthusiasm for exploration and discovery and a high regard for self and others. The result is an environment that offers one of the city’s finest early childhood programs.
dren’s natural curiosity. Our Judaic curriculum is interwoven in all that we teach. We strive to provide a happy and relaxed learning situation that emphasizes the process of learning and the pleasure of discovery. As part of our belief that learning takes place through play and “hands– on” experiences, children are encouraged to develop creativity and critical thinking skills through a balance of structured activities and interactive play.
Staff and Faculty Our staff is made up of warm, caring individuals who are professionals in their field. Our faculty participates in on-going training in early childhood and Jewish education. Through age-group teamwork, teachers learn from and support one another in applying best practices in the field of early childhood educations. Our staff is enthusiastic, creative and eager to work with parents to enhance every child’s preschool experience.
Family Partnerships We view parents as an integral partner in the child’s learning experience. Teachers work with parents to learn about children’s specific needs, as well as share information about the classroom experiences. Positive relationships with parents are fundamental in the work that we do at the ECC. The Parent Volunteer Association (PVA) counts on parent involvement to enhance various aspects of our community through fundraising, special events, a family newsletter and parent education.
We Inspire Jewish Journeys Everyday experiences are infused by Jewish tradition. We encourage an exploration of the cultural, spiritual and ethical aspects of Judaism through holiday celebrations, teaching and performing gemilut chasadim (acts of loving kindness) and demonstrating respect for the world around us. An Ethical Start serves as the foundation of learning about values and ethical behavior and is a part of our classroom and parent learning communities. Teachers and parents work together to learn how the teachings of Pirkei Avot (Ethics of our Fathers) influence the way we treat each other and build our community. Fridays bring a special celebration of the Sabbath with school–wide group singing, concerts, snacks and Shabbat guests.
The Power of the Learning Environment The physical environment is viewed as an integral partner in the learning experience. We provide classroom environments that are authentic and natural in appearance and engaging and stimulating in feel. The classrooms are designed to serve as an extension of the home environment to support the child’s feeling of safety and security. Our classroom design and play–based curriculum encourage children to make choices and to work independently and in small groups. Each room holds a variety of activity centers to stimulate self–initiated learning and socialization. Developmental areas such as literacy and creative arts, math, problem solving and dramatic play are experienced through an environment which offers open-ended materials and equipment, allowing children the chance to use their imagination and creativity to foster their development.
Curriculum The ECC offers a child–centered curriculum based on an emergent approach. Through careful observation and documentation of children’s interests and play, teachers create discussion topics that capture chil-
Openings are still available in ECC classes for the 2010—2011 school year. Please call Leah Joffe at (303) 316-6377 to register. Our toddler through Pre-K program provides weekly gym and music enrichment. Children in a three-year old or four-year old program receive weekly swim instruction.
Parent/Toddler Preschool Class Serving as an introduction to preschool, children 12–23 months experience creative arts, circle time, social interaction and more with the comfort of a caregiver nearby. Led by a toddler teacher who facilitates age-appropriate activities, the class includes time away from parents and caregivers to help children learn independence. This program runs from 9–10:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. on Tuesdays during the nine-month academic year. Tuition is $119/month.
Unless otherwise indicated, children must be the age of the program by October 1, 2010. Infant Plus (12 weeks by October 1, 2010) 12 weeks—12 months Monday—Friday, 7 a.m.—6 p.m. $1,516/cash/check or $1,569/credit/debit, per month Toddler Plus (must be 12 months by August 24, 2010) 12—23 months Monday—Friday, 7 a.m.—6 p.m. $1,388/cash/check or $1,437/credit/debit, per month
Toddler Full Day (must be 12 months by August 23, 2010) 12—23 months Monday—Friday, 9 a.m.—3:30 p.m. $1,108/cash/check or $1,146/credit/debit, per month Toddler 2 Days (12 month class) 12-23 months Tuesday/Thursday, 9 a.m.—12:30 p.m. $355/cash/check or $367/credit/debit, per month Toddler 3 Days (12 month class) 12-23 months Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9 a.m.—12:30 p.m. $499/cash/check or $516/credit/debit, per month 2's 2 Days (9 month class) Tuesday/Thursday, 9 a.m.—12:30 p.m. $301/cash/check or $311/credit/debit, per month 2's 3 Days (9 month class) Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9 a.m.—12:30 p.m. $426/cash/check or $442/credit/debit, per month 2's Full Day (9 month class) Monday—Friday, 9 a.m.—3:30 p.m. $951/cash/check or $976/credit/debit, per month 2's Plus (12 month class) Monday—Friday, 7 a.m.—6 p.m. $1,175/cash/check or $1,216/credit/debit, per month 3's 2 Days (9 month class) Tuesday/Thursday, 9 a.m.—12:30 p.m. $284/cash/check or $294/credit/debit, per month 3's 3 Days (9 month class) Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9 a.m.—12:30 p.m. $420/cash/check or $435/credit/debit, per month
3’s and 4's Mixed-age 3 Days (9 month class) Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9 a.m.—12:30 p.m. $420/cash/check or $435/credit/debit, per month 4's 5 Days (9 month class) Monday—Friday, 9 a.m.—12:30 p.m. $607/cash/check or $628/credit/debit, per month 4’s Full Day (9 month class) Monday—Friday, 9 a.m.—3:30 p.m. $895/cash/check or $926/credit/debit, per month 4's Plus (12 month class) Monday—Friday, 7 a.m.—6 p.m. $1,118/cash/check or $1,157/credit/debit, per month
Afternoon Adventure Enrichment Classes 3—5 years Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 12:30—3:30 p.m. $95/per month per class (Cooking class is $100/month) Join the Early Childhood Center for an afternoon adventure! Theme– based classes include movement/drama, Spanish, cooking, art, science, music and Hebrew Shalom Club. Call the ECC front desk for specific daily topics. Join us for one class or for all!
Morning and Afternoon Extended Day Enrichment 12 months—5 years Monday—Friday Children must be enrolled in an ECC program to participate. Children can receive nurturing care before the main preschool day begins or after it’s over.
7—9 a.m.: 8—9 a.m.: 12:30—3:30 p.m.: 12:30—6 p.m.: 3:30—6 p.m.:
$52 per month/per day $34 per month/per day $68 per month/per day $107 per month/per day $58 per month/per day
3’s and 4's Mixed-Age 3 Days (9 month class) Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9 a.m.—12:30 p.m. $420/cash/check or $435/credit/debit, per month 3’s Full Day (9 month class) Monday—Friday, 9 a.m.—3:30 p.m. $895/cash/check or $926/credit/debit, per month
ShirLaLa Sunday, Nov. 7, 4:30 p.m.
3's Plus (12 month class) Monday—Friday, 7 a.m.—6 p.m. $1,118/cash/check or $1,157/credit/debit, per month Our pre–kindergarten program listed below offers weekly music, swim and gym classes as well as opportunities for children to develop and strengthen their skills in emergent literacy and numeracy.
Venue: Philips Social Hall, JCC Call (303) 316-6336 for ticket info Chai Chairs – Shalom Baby & Shalom Family Benefit Concert Outrageously hip Jewish music for kids and their families.
Parenting Programs SHALOM BABY PRENATAL CLASSES Pre-registration is required for all Shalom Baby Classes (303) 316-6336 or register online at www.jccdenver.org
Jewish Baby University Adults 6 Mondays, Oct. 11—Nov. 15 & Wednesday, Nov. 17, 6:30—9:30 p.m. Rose Medical Center and the JCC $150/Couple Designed for expectant parents, this innovative program combines childbirth education with an exploration of the Jewish traditions and rituals connected with pregnancy, birth and parenting. Instructors Rabbi Jeffrey Kaye (Judaic) and Sue Geissler (prepared childbirth), lead this program created by the Colorado Agency for Jewish Education and co-sponsored by the JCC and Rose Medical Center. For the last session, participants join the Boot Camp for New Dads and Miracles and Mayhem classes to discuss the anticipated post-partum experience, communication skills, parental expectations and changing identities. Jewish Baby University PLUS – The complete package: JBU, Breastfeeding and Babysafe, Cost: $200.
Breastfeeding Adults Thursday, Oct. 28, 6:30—9 p.m. JCC Boardroom $40/JCC member; $48/non—member For mothers and couples who are considering breastfeeding, certified lactation consultants discuss the advantages of breastfeeding, how breast milk is produced and how to get off to a good start and avoid common problems of nursing. We recommend taking this class in the last trimester of pregnancy.
Join us for a lively and informative evening of discussion and handson learning about the many challenges and delights of first-time fatherhood led by a trained boot camp coach. This interactive class features the best advice veteran dads have to offer expectant fathers.
Miracles & Mayhem: The Realities of Motherhood Adults Wednesday, Nov. 17, 6:30—9 p.m. JCC Boardroom $30/JCC member; $36/non—member New mothers will find a safe and nurturing environment, created by instructor Deborah Fishman, Psy.D, for discussing the challenges of coping with motherhood. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the ways in which your identity will change, and how the changes will affect your relationships.
Pre-Natal Yoga Adults Wednesdays 5:30—6:30 p.m. (Six week sessions beginning Oct. 6) JCC Yoga Studio $48/S&F members; $72/JCC members; $86/non—members (cost is for a six week session) Relax, stretch, and come meet other expectant moms. This is a yoga class where expectant moms can do yoga knowing that the poses are safe and chosen specifically for their needs. Instructor Jenny Fleming, who has been teaching pre-natal yoga for nine years is trained is Iyengar yoga and is a massage therapist and a registered nurse.
Parent-Child Programs BABY AQUATICS (303) 316-6444
Swim Safe Academy
Adults Thursday, Nov. 4, 6:30—9 p.m. JCC Boardroom $40/JCC member; $48/non—member
Parents must teach their children how to swim for their survival. — Talmud Kiddushin 29B
Join local pediatricians to become prepared for emergencies — breathing difficulty, choking, seizures and dehydration. Learn how to perform infant CPR, “baby-proof ” your home, and how to respond to burns, cuts, bruises, head injuries, high fevers and more. Valuable information about the issues new parents often face during the first few weeks of their baby’s life is included.
Swim Safe Academy is our small group swim lesson program. Using the Aquatic Concepts model of encouraging children to enjoy the water while steadily progressing in stroke technique development, students are grouped according to ability and progress through the program as they complete each skill set.
Boot Camp for New Dads Adults Wednesday, Nov. 17, 6:30—9 p.m. JCC Room 203 $30/JCC member; $36/non—member
Learn About the JCC Early Childhood Center Ages 12 weeks—5 years · Qualistar rated, play-based, high quality program · Weekly gym, music and swim enrichment classes · Afternoon programs in cooking, Spanish, Hebrew, science, drama and art · Jewish values, themes and celebrations integrated seamlessly into curriculum · Low ratios in all age groups · Flexible schedules offered including part-time to full-time programs · High quality infant and toddler program
Limited openings still available for 2010 — 2011 school year
Water Babies (6 months—3 years) This interactive class is designed for babies and their parents working in the pool together to become comfortable swimming in and under the water independently. We work on developing skills to enable the child to be comfortable on their back and be able to swim with their eyes down for a distance of three to five feet.
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday/Thursday, 4:30 p.m.
Water Wigglers (2-3 years) This level is designed for the graduates of the Water Babies class. The children will work independently from Mom and Dad and we will introduce roll over breathing, learn how to do “big arms” and be comfortable kicking on their back. We also will ensure that the child is able to complete an unassisted turnaround swim.
Sunday, 9 a.m. Tuesday/Thursday, 4 p.m.
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Sunday Fall Session I: Oct. 3—31, $95/JCC; $70/S&F Fall Session II: Nov. 7—Dec. 5, $95/JCC; $70/S&F Last Chance to Learn to Swim in 2010: Dec. 12—26, $57/JCC; $42/S&F
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Tuesday/Thursday Fall Session I: Oct. 5—Nov. 4, $190/JCC; $140/S&F Fall Session II: Nov. 9—Dec. 9, $190/JCC; $140/S&F Last Chance to Learn to Swim in 2010: Dec. 14—30, $114/JCC; $84/S&F
Chai Chairs 2010 Annual Benefit Concert for Shalom Baby & Shalom Family Featuring ShirLaLa Outrageously Hip Jewish Music for Kids
Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 4:30 p.m. Concert 6 p.m. Dinner and Program Dessert Reception to follow program
Ticket Packages: prices based on a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children) $180/Platinum Package; $72/Gold Package Individual Tickets: concert, program & reception $36/Adult; $18/Child Program & Reception Only: $18/Adult For tickets and information call Jill at (303) 316-6336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
INFANT/TODDLER PROGRAM: 6 months–3 years
2010 FALL ACTIVITY GUIDE
Fall Sessions are five weeks. Last Chance Session is three weeks.
Registration Class size is limited and students are enrolled on a first-come, firstserved basis. You must register for each session separately. You can do this on-line at www.jccdenver.org or by filling out a registration form and turning it in, with payment, to the Sports & Fitness desk. We do not accept phone registrations. Children must be registered prior to class. Last day for registration is five days prior to session start date. Sessions are only pro-rated to accommodate Sports & Fitness closures. No refunds. We reserve the right to add, cancel or combine classes. For Swim Safe Academy lessons for children 3–12 years, please see pages 11–12. For Adult and teen classes, see page 20.
Registration is required for all Shalom Baby, Parenting and South programs. Please contact Jill Katchen at (303) 316-6336 or register online at jccdenver.org.
8 weeks—Pre-crawling 11:45 a.m.—12:15 p.m.
Move & Learn With Me Parent/Caregiver Participation Classes One missed class is built into pricing for each class. Please visit www.jccdenver.org or call Jill Katchen, Family Programs coordinator at (303) 316-6336 for detailed information and class schedules. Registration can be completed online at the JCC website: www.jccdenver.org.
Session 1: $60/JCC member; $72/non-member Session 2: $48/JCC member; $58/non-member There is an additional $15 materials fee for Artistic Tots
Artistic Tots: A Whole Body Experience 15 months to 3 years 9:30—10:15 a.m. Explore the world of textures, colors, shapes and self-expression in this introductory art class for parents and their young children. Children work with paint, chalk, play dough and other media. Be ready to make a mess that you don’t have to clean up at home.
Parents and caregivers share information and enjoy support in a comfortable, safe environment — a great way to introduce early socialization skills and meet other families in the community. This special time with your child includes free play, songs, bubbles, games and exercise.
Thursdays Session I: Oct. 7—Nov. 4; Session II: Nov. 18—Dec. 16 (no class on Nov. 25)
Mini-Tumbling Tots Crawling to Walking 9:45—10:15 a.m. This class focuses on gross motor development for children who are in various stages of walking. Wobblers to confident movers enjoy elements of our tumbling equipment including balance beams, trampolines, tunnels, balls and more.
Maxi-Tumbling 18—36 months 10:45—11:15 a.m.
Mondays: Session I: Oct. 4—Nov. 1; Session II: Nov. 15—Dec. 13 (no class on Nov. 22)
This class is for the older toddler who is a confident mover and shaker but isn’t quite ready to be completely independent. Cooperative games and following directions are introduced with caregiver support.
Infant Massage/Post-Partum Yoga
Crawling to Walking 11—11:45 a.m.
Newborn—Pre-crawling 10:30—11:15 a.m.
This class focuses on gross motor development for children who are in various stages of walking. Wobblers to confident movers enjoy elements of our tumbling equipment including balance beams, trampolines, tunnels, balls and more.
A calming experience for the parent/caregiver and baby alike. Learn techniques for soothing and bending with your baby through massage while stretching and breathing to keep yourself centered. Baby massage is known to help digestion as well as sleep and neural development. As babies get older elements of yoga are introduced. Parents have opportunities to discuss standard issues of feeding, sleeping, crying, sibling rivalry and relationships. Bring a receiving blanket and get ready to kick off those shoes.
Tuesdays Session I: Oct. 5—Nov. 2; Session II: Nov. 16—Dec. 14 (no class on Nov. 23)
Boogie Babies 8 weeks—Pre-crawlers 11:30 a.m.—12:15 p.m. Bond with your baby as you sing, finger-play, recite nursery rhymes and play instruments. Come and nurture your baby’s natural and musical abilities in this fun class!
Wednesdays Session I: Oct. 6—Nov. 3; Session II: Nov 17—Dec. 15 (no class on Nov. 24)
Jammin’ Tots Crawling—36 months 9:30—10:15 a.m. and 10:30—11:15 a.m.
Fridays Session I: Oct. 8—Nov. 5; Session II: Nov. 19—Dec. 17 (no class on Nov. 26)
Yoga Tots Crawling—36 months 9:30—10:15 a.m. A fast-paced class specifically designed to keep up with a toddler’s attention span, but balanced with rest after effort. Toddlers are introduced to the fundamentals of yoga through a series of lively and fun poses. Benefits include frustration release, gross and fine motor development as well as improved balance, coordination and concentration.
Watch your children explore and discover their own sense of rhythm and singing voices in this class designed for parents and their children who are exploring the world of locomotion. Activities include singing, dancing, instrument play, creative movement and pure fun. Due to the popularity of this class, it is offered at two different times per day.
8 weeks—4 years 10—10:45 a.m.
Tales from the Jungle
Babies love to watch older kids, and older kids love to be leaders in this fun mixed-age class. Parents/caregivers support their children as they explore and discover their own abilities to sing and move to a beat. Activities include singing, dancing, instrument play, creative movement, and rhythm exploration. Play with egg shakers, rhythm sticks, bells, drums and more. This is a great class for siblings of different age and ability levels.
Sundays Session I: Oct. 3—31; Session II: Nov. 14—Dec. 12 (no class on Nov. 21)
Boogie Babies 8 weeks—Pre-crawling 11—11:45 a.m. Bond with your baby as you sing, finger-play, recite nursery rhymes and play instruments. Come and nurture your baby’s natural and musical abilities in this fun class!
Parenting Classes Bagels and Blocks Parenting Class/Playgroup for moms with infants 6 months and younger Tuesdays, Oct. 19—Nov. 23, 11 a.m.—12:30 p.m. $12/class or $60/session/JCC members; $14/class or $72/session/non—members Bagels and Blocks provides you and your child the opportunity to meet new friends and be part of a meaningful community. Moms can enjoy support and discuss parenting while their babies play beside them. Facilitators guide the discussion for the first hour; the last half hour will be left open for chatting, playing and snacks. Our speakers represent the vast array of local expertise available to your family and include pediatricians, nutritionists, financial planners, psychologists and more.
Talk and Tumble Playgroup for veteran moms with newborns and older siblings Mondays, Sept. 6—Dec. 20 (excludes Nov. 22), 10:30—11:30 a.m. $4/JCC members; $6/non—members Bring your new baby and your toddler for open play time in our tumbling room on Monday mornings. Get out of the house, meet new friends and enjoy facilitated conversations about issues relevant to moms with two or more kids such as potty training, sibling rivalry, discipline and more.
Fridays, 10:30—11:30 a.m. JCC Reading Jungle (Room 205) Free (reservations requested) Come to the Reading Jungle to be with friends and hear a fantastic storyteller. Great for all ages, snacks and surprises provided.
Sukkot Festival Children ages 2—6 and their parents Sunday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m—noon JCC $8/person, $32/family; non-member $10/person, $48/family Prepare for Sukkot and celebrate fall at the JCC with a “farmer’s market,” food tastings, cooking, creative arts and more.
Havdallah-la-la-la Children ages 2—8 and their parents Saturday, Dec. 11, 6 p.m. $10/person; $$40/family; non-member $12/person, $48/family Havdallah is a special time during the week when we say goodbye to Shabbat and greet the new week. Dress your child in PJs and join us for pizza, a Havdallah ceremony and kid-friendly concert.
NEW! SOUTH PROGRAMS Rosh Hashanah in the Honey Aisle All ages are welcome Sunday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m.—noon Whole Foods, Southglenn, 6853 S. York St. Centennial, 80122 Join the JCC in the honey aisle at Whole Foods to celebrate the Jewish New Years. Discover the traditional origins and meaning of apples and honey, a popular Rosh Hashanah food, by tasting a variety of honey products and apples.
Rosh Hashanah Music Etc. Class Children 1—5 years and their parents Wednesday, Sept. 8, 10—11 a.m. South location TBD $18/child, $30/siblings In this class children and their parents sing and dance to fun, kidfriendly High Holiday music. Shalom Family partners with MACC to offer a holiday art experience as well. Participants will also take home a CD of High Holiday favorites.
Sukkot at Home All ages are welcome Tuesday, Sept. 27, 5—6:30 p.m. In the home of a member – South location $10/Family Adults and children will have an opportunity to enjoy dinner, decorate the Sukkah, shake the lulav, meet new friends and participate in this fun harvest celebration.
3-5 Year Old Program LEVEL 1: Frogs This introductory class is designed for the nervous swimmer or the very beginner. We work on submersions and back floats while assisting the child to feel comfortable and safe in the water. The foundation of streamlining is introduced. The use of positive reinforcement is critical to help the child build trust and confidence.
Tuesday/Thursday, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
Noah and Me Children ages 2—6 years and their parents Sunday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m.—noon The Wildlife Experience $6/person, $24/family Join us for a “trip” on Noah’s Ark. Explore how Judaism teaches us to treat animals, the earth and each other through music, creative arts and hands-on learning experiences.
Hanukkah Music Etc. Class Children 1—5 years and their parents Friday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m.—noon South location: TBD $18/child, $30/siblings In this class children and their parents sing and dance to fun, kidfriendly Hanukkah music. Shalom Family partners with MACC to offer a Hanukkah art experience as well. Participants will also take home a CD of Hanukkah favorites.
Children’s Programs CHILD AQUATICS (303) 316-6444 Option 1: AquaFit and Pool Updates Option 2: Birthday Parties and Rentals Option 3: Sea Stars Swim Team schedules and updates Option 4: Private Swim Lessons Option 5: Swim Safe Academy Option 6: Rachel Brown – Aquatics Director
LEVEL 2: Gobies This level is for the swimmer who has developed comfort in the water and is ready to learn the basics of freestyle, backstroke and streamlining. The swimmers begin to explore their new found skills of swimming underwater.
Tuesday/Thursday, 4 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.
Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
LEVEL 3: Tiger Barbs This level is for swimmers who are able to swim freestyle and backstroke over a short distance and are now ready to learn freestyle side breathing. This class is also where we begin to see students putting it all together and really make a big splash of progress in the pool.
Tuesday/Thursday, 5 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m.
6-12 Year Old Program LEVEL A: Puffers This introductory class is designed for the nervous swimmer or the very beginner. We work on submersions and back floats while assisting the child to feel comfortable and safe in the water. The foundation of streamlining is introduced and we also work on building confidence in and around the water and encourage swimmers to have some fun in the pool.
Tuesday/Thursday, 5 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m.
LEVEL B: Stingrays This level is for the swimmer who has developed comfort in the water and is ready to learn the basics of freestyle, backstroke and streamlining. The students discover in this class that the water is a fun place to be and learn to develop their own sense of confidence.
Tuesday/Thursday, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, 9:30 a.m.
Swim Safe Academy
LEVEL C: Seals
Parents must teach their children how to swim for their survival.
This level is for swimmers who are able to swim freestyle and backstroke over a short distance and are now ready to learn freestyle side breathing. In this level we see swimmers putting together all the things learned in the other levels and an increase in their confidence level.
-Talmud Kiddushin 29B Swim Safe Academy is our small group swim lesson program. Using the Aquatic Concepts model of encouraging children to enjoy the water while steadily progressing in stroke technique development, students are grouped according to ability and progress through the program as they complete each skill set.
Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, 10:30 a.m.
LEVEL 4/D: Dolphins (5—12 years)
Sea Stars Swim Team
Having achieved the skills of swimming backstroke and freestyle with side breathing to the preferred side, swimmers are now ready to learn freestyle side breathing to the non-preferred side.
5—17 years Mondays & Wednesdays; Sept. 13—Dec. 8 4—5 p.m. OR 5—6 p.m. $180/JCC; $140/S&F
Tuesday/Thursday, 4 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m.
LEVEL 5/E: Sharks (5—12 years) In this level, swimmers are introduced to bilateral breathing. They also work on flip turns, and learn to put arms, legs and breathing together for the breaststroke and butterfly. This is a great class for your child to take if they have any interest in the Sea Stars Swim Team — they can brush up on all four competitive strokes.
Tuesday/Thursday, 5 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m.
Sunday Fall Session I: Oct. 3—31, $90/JCC; $65/S&F Fall Session II: Nov. 7—Dec. 5, $90/JCC; $65/S&F Last Chance to Learn to Swim in 2010: Dec. 12—26, $54/JCC; $39/S&F Tuesday/Thursday Fall Session I: Oct. 5—Nov. 4, $180/JCC; $130/S&F Fall Session II: Nov. 9—Dec. 9, $180/JCC; $130/S&F Last Chance to Learn to Swim in 2010: Dec. 14—30, $108/JCC; $78/S&F All classes are 30 minutes unless otherwise noted. Fall Sessions are five weeks. Last Chance Session is three weeks.
Meet new friends and get in great shape while you enjoy fun competition against other teams. Team members improve rapidly with coached practices throughout the fall and winter. Practice times are one hour; you decide what time works best for your child to attend. For complete details, call (303) 316-6444 opt. 3 or email email@example.com.
Private & Semi-Private Swim Lessons Swim with confidence and speed, become familiar and comfortable in the water, become a safe swimmer who loves the water, learn a new stroke and fine tune the others, learn to swim before your next vacation, work with the instructor that best meets your needs and receive individualized attention during lessons scheduled at your convenience!
Cost: 1 swimmer 2 swimmers 3 swimmers 20 minute $30 NA NA 30 minute $35 $50 $70 1 hour $65 $90 $125 Each swimmer with a Sports & Fitness membership receives $5 off per lesson Private swim lessons are limited to non-prime times in the Goldstein Indoor Pool. Failure to cancel a scheduled lesson with 24 hours prior notice will result in your account being charged in full for the lesson.
Class size is limited and students are enrolled on a first-come, firstserved basis. You must register for each session separately. You can do this on-line at www.jccdenver.org or by filling out a registration form and turning it in, with payment, to the Sports & Fitness desk. We do not accept phone registrations. Children must be registered prior to class. Last day for registration is five days prior to session start date.
Sessions are only pro-rated to accommodate Sports & Fitness closures. No refunds. We reserve the right to add, cancel or combine classes.
Kids prepare (and get a jump-start on their competition!) for our Fall Youth Basketball League during this clinic. Drills and games emphasize dribbling, defense, shooting and footwork skills. The clinic meets for one-hour sessions on consecutive Mondays. Please note: minimum of eight participants are required to run this clinic.
For Water Babies and Water Wigglers classes, please see pages 7–8. For adult and teen classes, see page 20
Youth Basketball Clinic 5—11 years Five Mondays, Sept. 13—Oct. 11, 5—6 p.m. $55/JCC; $45/S&F; $65/Non—member
Junior Maccabi Youth Basketball League
Paul Shapiro: Ribs & Brisket Revue Saturday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. Venue: BMH-BJ Congregation Tickets: $45 Paul Shapiro’s legendary Ribs & Brisket Revue celebratesbluesy,hard swinging, comedic,distinctivelyAmerican music with a Yiddish flavor.A kosher Ribs & Brisket dinner is included!
6—11 years Nov. 1—Jan. 9 $95/JCC; $75/S&F; $115/Non—member Youth Basketball is back! Here’s another chance to develop fundamental and team skills. Each team has one weekday practice and a game on Sunday; practice and game times vary. Every player receives a trophy at the award ceremony that concludes the season. Please note: no youth basketball league 11/28–12/4 and 12/25–1/2.
Pee Wee Basketball 4—5 years Sundays, Nov. 14—Jan 9, Noon—3 p.m. $70/JCC; $50/S&F; $84/Non—member Our Pee Wee Basketball introduces basketball to kids and gets them active. The program consists of one Sunday practice per week for seven weeks. Every player receives a trophy at the award ceremony that concludes the season. Please note: no Pee Wee Basketball on 11/28, 12/26 & 1/2/.
JUNIOR TENNIS CENTER PROGRAMS (303) 316-6380
Junior After-School Classes Tiny Tots 4—5 years Fridays, eight–week sessions, 3:30—4 p.m. $120/JCC; $80/Tennis members Focus is on the development of hand-eye coordination, basic technique and a love for the game. Kids will participate in a combination of fun and silly tennis games (with and without racquets) to improve racquet-eye and hand-eye coordination.
Tots 6—7 years Wednesday, Friday, eight–week sessions, 4:30—5:30 p.m. $200/JCC; $120/Tennis members Focus is on the development of hand-eye coordination, basic technique and a love for the game. Kids will participate in a combination of fun and silly tennis games (with and without racquets) to improve racquet-eye and hand-eye coordination.
High School Hitters 14—17 years Monday, Wednesday, eight–week sessions, 5:30—6:30 p.m. $200/JCC; $120/Tennis members Players use lots of live-ball point play and games. Advanced technique is covered, including spin and shot selection. Players work on strategy and tactics required to excel at the high school level with a special focus on doubles.
Tournament Team 11 years & up Sunday, eight–week sessions, 2:30—4 p.m., 4—6 p.m., & 6—8 p.m. $320/JCC; $240/Tennis members A competitive development program designed for the motivated junior tennis player who is actively involved in competitive match-play and tournaments. Players expand their tactical and strategic knowledge of tennis in both doubles and singles. Drills and point play emphasize the joy and satisfaction of working hard. All new players are required to do a one-hour lesson evaluation to be admitted into this program.
CAMP SHAI (303) 316-6392
Camp Shai Family Fun Days Children and Parents Parents and campers are guaranteed a great family experience when they participate in Camp Shai Family Fun Days. Please watch for upcoming announcements or call (303) 316-6392 for more information.
Camp Shai Winter Camp I & II Grades K—6
Hot Shots 8—10 years Monday, Wednesday, eight–week sessions, 4:30—5:30 p.m. $200/JCC; $120/Tennis members Players work on competitive and cooperative games to improve movement and overall play. All tennis strokes are covered with an emphasis on using them to develop consistent rallies. Tons of games and point play! Players with more advanced skill can place up an age level.
Future Stars 11—13 years Tuesday, Thursday, eight–week sessions, 4:30—5:30 p.m. $200/JCC; $120/Tennis members Players work on more live-ball play. All strokes are covered in addition to an introduction to tactics and strategy. More advanced technique is covered, including spin and specialty shots. Players with more advanced skill can place up an age level.
Camp Shai offers year–round vacation options. Camp Shai’s day camp for campers entering grades K–12 brings age–appropriate adventures for your child or teenager. Whether or not your child has attended our summer camp, he or she will enjoy Camp Shai’s school vacation adventures. Each day is packed with activities, fun and friendship for kids in grades K–6.
Camp Shai Winter Camp I Monday—Friday, Dec. 20—24, 9 a.m.—4 p.m. Camp, 9 a.m.—4 p.m. $280 or $60/day Sunrise, 8—9 a.m.* $25 Sunset, 4—6 p.m.* $40 (There is no Sunset on Friday, Dec. 24) Camp Shai Winter Camp II Monday—Friday, Dec. 27—31, 9 a.m.—4 p.m. Camp, 9 a.m.—4 p.m. $280 or $60/day Sunrise, 8—9 a.m.* $25 Sunset, 4—6 p.m.* $40 (There is no Sunset on Friday, Dec. 31) *Sunrise and Sunset Drop—in Care is based on availability for $6/hour
2010 FALL ACTIVITY GUIDE
Gym & Swim 5—8 year olds Session I: Monday—Friday, Dec. 20—24, 1—4 p.m. Session II: Monday—Friday, Dec. 27—31, 1—4 p.m. Cost/Session: $160 Kids start off the afternoon shooting hoops and playing other gymbased games. After recharging with a snack, everyone heads to the Goldstein Indoor Pool for a refreshing dip. During this special holiday camp, the programming is focused on recreation over skill. Class size is small, so don’t delay to register. Questions? Call (303) 316-6392.
Lego Pre-Engineering Ages 5—6 Session I: Monday—Friday, Dec. 20—24, 9 a.m.—noon Session II: Monday—Friday, Dec. 27—31, 9 a.m.—noon $160/JCC; $192/S&F; $84/Non—member
Babysitting & CPR Babysitting 11 years—adult Sunday, Sept. 5, 10 a.m.—4 p.m. $70 If you love children and are 11 or older, why not become a certified babysitter and earn spending money? Materials are included in the cost, but please bring a dairy kosher snack to class and a baby doll. Please email Instructor Jenn Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or call (303) 316-6315 to register.
CPR & First Aid Certification 12 years—adult Sunday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.—5 p.m. $75
Create, play and learn. Build a town, city or starbase with houses, buildings, pyramids, bridges, tunnels, towers and more. Build motorized cars, trains, buses and trucks; race them, crash them, repair them. Explore the many possibilities of LEGO™ building systems while learning useful construction techniques.
After this class, students will be prepared for emergencies. First aid, rescue breathing and standards for infant, child and adult CPR are covered. Please email Instructor Jenn Scott at email@example.com (preferred) or call (303) 316-6315 to register.
Engineering Fundamentals Ages 7–12 Session I: Monday—Friday, Dec. 20—24, 1—4 p.m. Session II: Monday—Friday, Dec. 27—31, 1—4 p.m. $160/JCC; $192/S&F; $84/Non—member
Design and build motorized machines, catapults, pyramids, demolition derby cars, truss and suspension bridges, buildings and other constructions. Explore concepts in physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering and architecture while playing with your favorite creations. This is a hands-on and minds-on class suitable for LEGO® building system novices to “maniacs.” Second week students work on new projects and challenges.
SPACESAVER We are also introducing new teen programs, but we have not hired the staff member and do not know the actual programs….so again, a possible two line space saver? SPACESAVER
Russian After School Program Preschool—grade 12 Monday—Sunday; hours vary Classes include Russian language, math, rhythmic gymnastics, sports aerobics, dance, singing, basketball, swimming, chess and art. All classes are taught in Russian and English. For more information please call Lyuda at (303) 741-5627.
2010 FALL ACTIVITY GUIDE
GesherCity Denver/Boulder If you enjoy spending time with great people at happy hours, cultural events, educational programs or when dining out or getting fit, check us out! GesherCity is the hub of the local Jewish scene for ages 21-45. Whether you are new to Denver, or just looking to broaden your group of friends and resources, GesherCity is the perfect inlet to the Jewish Community. GesherCity offers over 60 different interest-based groups called“clusters,” each hosting at least one get together or event per month. Connect instantly with other like-minded young Jewish individuals as well as local organizations around town. These clusters include everything from happy hours to hiking, biking, dog walking, Shabbat dinners and so much more! GesherCity also offers a comprehensive calendar of events for everything going on around Denver & Boulder. Get connected today by visiting www.GesherCity.org or contact Lisa Feiner Walko at LWalko@jccdenver.org or (303) 316-6337.
SPECIAL EVENTS & PROGRAMS AARP Senior Safe Driving Refresher Course
Soul: Introduction to Unseen Reality Adults Tuesdays, Sept. 21—Dec. 11 (12 sessions), 6—7 p.m. Instructors: Dr. Anne Steinberg and Stephen Kapnik Thursdays, Oct. 7—Dec. 11 (9 sessions), 8:40—10 a.m. Instructor: Dr. David Sanders $250/ongoing student; $200/new student (enroll via the JCC registrar office or www.kabbalahexperience.com) Have you heard of Kabbalah but are wondering what all the fuss is? Kabbalah Experience (KE), a local Denver institute of Jewish spiritual learning, is offering its first-year curriculum at the JCC. The beginning classes challenge learners to see themselves and reality in a new light and put these insights into practical use. We discuss the Kabbalah’s perspective on the spiritual dimension of life and how spiritual reality operates parallel to physical reality. Topics include creation of the world, connecting at the level of souls and miracles re-interpreted through the Kabbalah. For a complete description of classes and the entire first year curriculum offered by Kabbalah Experience visit www.kabbalahexperience.com or call the KE office at the JCC (303) 316-6364. Participants must be a JCC annual or Kabbalah Experience member ($36).
Thursday, Oct. 21, 12:30—4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, 12:30—4:30 p.m. $12/AARP member; $14/Non—AARP member With a safe driving record you are eligible for a discount on your driving insurance. Please call Lil (303) 316- 6359. Please note: You must take both classes to qualify for the insurance discount. A course needs to be taken every three years to renew the discount.
Veteran’s Day Dessert Reception Date & Time: TBD, please check monthly from Oy to Joy JCC; Free Join us in the fall as we honor our Jewish veterans. Enjoy delicious treats and a speaker. There’s no charge for this event, but please RSVP to Lil at (303) 316 6359.
ON-GOING CLASSES & CLUBS Movie Mondays The first Monday of each month, 12:30 p.m. Senior Lounge Free Catch a classic or Jewish-themed film every month! Check from Oy to Joy for titles.
(303) 316-6358 or (303) 316-6359
Let's Write with Susan Jacobs Please note that you must be a JCC member ($30/annual senior individual membership; $60/annual senior couple membership) to participate in Senior Forum and all other JCC senior programs, trips and classes except for V.O.A. lunches. Non-members are welcome to visit for no cost the first time. Scholarships are available and confidential; please call (303) 316-6358 for more information.
Transportation Don’t let a lack of transportation prevent you from coming to the JCC. We can help you obtain taxi service to the Center. The cost for a roundtrip is just $5, and you can schedule your trips at your convenience. For more information, call (303) 316-6358 or (303) 316-6359.
Senior Forum Tuesdays, 10 a.m. (Special events with additional fees may be scheduled at other times) $20/annual individual membership; $38/annual couple membership (In addition to JCC membership) Spend your Tuesday mornings with this lively group! Each week features a different program. Topics include informative talks by experts on subjects such as medicine and global policy, slide shows complete with anecdotes of trips to exotic locales and even live entertainment featuring musicians, dancers, singers and actors.
Mondays, 9—11 a.m. Free Seniors in the Let’s Write class put pen to paper under the guidance of Susan Jacobs, who holds a degree in gerontology, and who has volunteered at the JCC for over 25 years. Jacobs suggests a theme or topic, sometimes bringing in a picture or a poem for inspiration. Following a discussion of the topic, the class gets down to work, producing writing that is spontaneous, inventive and heartfelt. The last portion of each session is devoted to reading aloud and responding to each writing selection.
Mah Jongg Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. 50 cents For the experienced player. If four or more beginners attend, an additional table will be set up to accommodate them. Wednesday is Mah Jongg “game day”. Please call Lil at (303) 316-6359.
Kosher Lunch Program Monday—Friday, 11:45 a.m. Location TBD Donation: $2.50/individual Enjoy a mid-day meal complete with lively company and table service.
Sensational for Seniors There is never a dull moment when seniors gather at the JCC!
• Scrumptious Kosher Lunches • Fabulous Outings • Classes and Lectures • Movies and Theatre • Health and Fitness • Poker, Bridge and Mah Jongg Transportation is available; and the folks who gather at the JCC just can’t be beat! Come to learn or to shmooze. But join in the lively, friendly fun. Pick up a monthly Oy to Joy at the JCC, or call Barbara at (303) 316-6358 for more information.
Poker, Poker, Poker!
Professional Foot Care Clinic
Monday—Friday, 12:30—3:30 p.m. Phillips Social Hall 50 cents
Third Wednesday of the month, 9 a.m.—2 p.m. Location TBD Cost: $16/session, by appointment only; call Jacque at (303) 914—8515.
Men and women are invited to join this lively group.
Shmooze Group with Susan Jacobs Second & Fourth Tuesdays of the month, 12:30 p.m. Location TBD Free Discuss the issues of the day with this dynamic group.
Lomir Redn Yiddish Club with Reyzele Kirkel First and Third Tuesdays of the month, 12:30—2 p.m. Perlmutter Room $5/session Rosalyn "Reyzele" Kirkel, a native Yiddish speaker from Lithuania leads this lively class appropriate for all levels. Reyzele studied at the Vilnius Program in Yiddish under director Dovid Katz, and popular Yiddish storyteller at the Yugntruf Yidish-Vokh summer language immersion (retreat) program. A member of the Boulder Yiddish Vinkl, Reyzele has performed at many Yiddish storytelling events and is the president of the Colorado Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust.
Knitting for Israel Wednesdays, 10—11:30 a.m. Free Instructor Delores Flax guides participants to knit beautiful items for donation to Israelis in need. Please call Lil at (303) 316-6359 to RSVP.
Duplicate Bridge Group Wednesdays, 12:30—3:30 p.m. 50 cents Join in for a stimulating afternoon playing bridge.
Short Story Literature Group with Susan Jacobs Second & Fourth Thursdays of the month, 10—11:30 a.m. Perlmutter Room Free This group selects literary works, short stories, memoirs and other works to read and discuss. This year, the group reads selections from a new book, Imagining America: The Art of the Story, An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories by Daniel Halpern.
Current Events facilitated by Susan Jacobs
Tai Chi Chuan
Fridays 9:30—10:30 a.m. Perlmutter Room Free
Gentle, flowing movement to promote vitality. Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Join this provocative enjoyable stimulating experience. Your thoughts and idea are valuable to us.
Taste of Shabbat Kosher Lunch Program
Senior Tone Chair and ball exercise with light weights and bands, along with stretching. Tuesdays, 10:30—11:30 a.m. Thursdays, 10:30—11:30 a.m.
Fridays, 11:45 a.m. MACC Board Room Donation: $2.50/individual.
Yoga Level 1
Get into the Shabbat spirit a few hours early each week with a delicious lunch.
Mondays, 11 a.m.—Noon Wednesdays, 10—11 a.m.
New! Wii Cube Come find out why the Wii phenomenon is taking senior centers by storm. Use the JCC’s cube to improve bowling, golf and tennis skills, get in a workout or just have fun! Check the monthly from Oy to Joy publication for additional information including games, leagues, times and locale.
Computer Classes Beginner Computer Class, Microsoft Word and Email & Internet Computer Class We offer a relaxed class format with individualized attention where questions and topic suggestions are encouraged. Please check from Oy to Joy for our fall class times and fees or call Lil at (303) 316-6359. Please note: The JCC reserves the right to cancel classes and trips. Please call the senior department prior to class day to confirm that it is meeting as scheduled. Note that additional programs and classes for seniors may be added and will be announced in the JCC’s monthly from Oy to Joy magazine. If you wish to be added to the mailing list please contact Janice Silver at (303) 316-6353.
SENIOR EXERCISE CLASSES The following classes are free for Sports & Fitness Center members. Unless otherwise noted, the cost for JCC members is $50/8 classes.
Low Impact Aerobic dance, light weights and fun for all fitness levels.
M/W/F, 7—8 a.m. M/W/F, 11 a.m.—Noon
Enhance your flexibility and reduce stress.
Special Needs & Disabilities JCC EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (303) 316-6377 The JCC Early Childhood Center (ECC) welcomes children with disabilities and special needs. The ECC provides the same high quality of services for all children in a stable, nurturing environment. The Center promotes independence in children with special needs, while helping them gain self–esteem, confidence and social skills. Special needs facilitators, who receive training from both the JCC and outside consultants, help children to participate in every aspect of preschool activities.
CAMP SHAI (303) 316-6383 At Camp Shai, the JCC’s summer day camp for children in grades 1– 12. One–on–one counselors are available to assist and enable children with special needs and disabilities to participate in activities that include arts and crafts, science, singing, field trips, swimming, horseback riding and overnight trips. Alternate programming is also provided for campers who are unable to participate in scheduled activities.
SPORTS & FITNESS CENTER (303) 316-6300 Our Sports & Fitness Center has been completely overhauled and renovated! In addition to a little facelift we’ve also improved our cardio and strength training areas with more machines and a more efficient set up as well as added brand new hot yoga and spinning studios. Our facility also includes equipment and amenities for special needs and disabilities.
(sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation) Beneficial joint and range of motion exercises and fun. M—F, Noon—1 p.m.
SPECIAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES
Challenge Fitness Main Group Exercise Studio Ages 4—16+ Tuesday, 4—5:30 p.m. 10–class punch card: JCC & Non–members/$150; S&F/$75 Our unique fitness program is designed for youth with disabilities andspecial needs. Camp Shai and the Sports & Fitness Center have coordinated their resources to create a modular program offering fitness experiences in yoga, cardio–circuit training, obstacle courses, motor and sensory integration activities. Space is limited, and pre–registration and an individual needs–assessment are required. For more information call (303) 316-6309.
Arthritis AquaFit Goldstein Indoor Pool M—F, Noon—1 p.m. $50/8 classes/JCC; Free/S&F Offered year–round, Arthritis AquaFit welcomes men and women with arthritis and rheumatic diseases. This Arthritis Foundation sponsored class provides certified instructors and a low client/staff ratio ensures maximum attention for each participant.
Sports & Fitness Center For membership information options, please contact (303) 316-6308 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Hours Monday—Thursday, 5:30 a.m.—10 p.m. Friday, 5:30 a.m.–7 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m.—7 p.m. Sunday, 7 a.m.—7 p.m. Our newly renovated, 30,000 square foot fitness center offers a wide range of top-notch programs and services, plus all the amenities you expect in a premier facility. At the JCC Sports & Fitness Center, you'll find everything you need to have fun while getting fit.
Facility & Equipment The JCC Sports & Fitness Center offers state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment including treadmills, upright and recumbent bikes, rowers, elliptical trainers, Stairmaster steppers, step mills, a broad variety of strength training equipment and much, much more. Come see and enjoy for yourself!
• Cardio area featuring Precor, Cybex, Stairmaster, LifeFitness and Technogym Machines • Weight Room featuring Cybex, FreeMotion and more • Group Exercise Studio • Brand new Spinning Studio • Hot Yoga Studio • Pilates Studio with Allegro, Tower & Chair machines • Child Care Center • Separate locker rooms for adults, children and families
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• Traditional men’s Shvitz (steam bath) • Men’s and women’s steam rooms and whirlpools • Full—size gymnasium • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools • Wading (kiddie) pool • Free parking • Handicap accessible • Complimentary towel service
Group Classes The JCC Sports & Fitness Center offers more than 80 classes per week to help you maximize your workout — with new classes being introduced all the time. We have multiple group exercise studios and offer a wide variety of classes including yoga, spinning, AquaFit, Pilates, Step, Fitness Fusion, Zumba, Body Sculpt. Belly-lates and Low Impact Aerobics — all taught by certified instructors. Most group exercise classes are complimentary with a Sports & Fitness Center membership.
Pilates Pilates (pronounced pi-lah-teez) is a dynamic, non-impact fitness exercise program that combines stretching and strengthening movements with elements of weight training and breath work. Pilates builds core strength, elongates and balances the muscular system, brings the body into proper alignment and increases balance and flexibility. From athletes like Jason Kidd and Tiger Woods to actors like Danny Glover and Madonna, men and women around the country are reaping the benefits of Pilates. Whether you’re looking to improve your agility, build core strength, eliminate chronic back pain, take your athletic performance to another level, or maximize your body’s movement potential, Pilates can help you accomplish your goals. We offer complimentary Pilates Mat classes or we have Allegro, Tower/Chair and Combo classes as well as private and semi-private Pilates personal training available for an additional fee.
Group Allegro, Tower/Chair and Combo Classes It is easy to register for classes online at www.jccdenver.org up to 24 hours in advance. We offer four-session packages for $48 or you can drop-in for $18 (based on availability). We ask that if you need to cancel or make changes to your class, you give us 48 hours notice. Updated class schedules can be found online or pick one up at the Sports & Fitness Center.
Getting Started Package This package is for those who have never taken Pilates on a machine. Because of the unique movements and specialized equipment in the Pilates program, fundamental sessions are mandatory for participation on the Allegro. This package is $280 for seven 50-minute sessions. General classes may not be suitable for individuals with conditions or needs that may affect the ability to attend group classes. Those with special conditions should have a consultation to determine abilities. After mastering beginner classes, we encourage those ready for a bigger challenge to move up the Pilates ladder to Intermediate and Advanced Allegro classes. Scheduling additional private or semi-private
sessions to learn advanced techniques with a Pilates personal trainer is required. The ability to master movements depends on the individual and there is no set time for moving up to harder classes.
Complimentary Pilates Demonstrations Are you curious about Pilates but aren’t sure how to get started? Stop by one of our monthly demonstrations to get a taste of what Pilates can do for you. Demos are held the last Sunday of every month and you can register by contacting by contacting Lisa Tanguma, Pilates coordinator at email@example.com.
Sundays, 10:30—11:20 a.m. Sept. 26 Oct. 24 Nov. 28 Dec. 26
Pilates Open House Thursday, Sept. 9 6—8 p.m. We open the doors to our Pilates studio to introduce both JCC Sports and Fitness members, Non-members and guests to our comprehensive Pilates program. Mingle with current participants and instructors, experience some of the fundamental movements on the machines and enjoy light appetizers and wine. For more information or to register, contact Lisa Tanguma at (303) 316-6402 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yoga A wide variety of yoga styles and levels are offered to suit the novice through advanced levels. Participants learn proper breathing techniques and full body alignment. Instructors guide each participant through a series of progressions to maximize individual results. Classes include Hatha, Iyengar, yoga flow, power yoga and senior yoga.
Specialty Classes The Sports & Fitness Center offers a complete range of group fitness classes for every interest and level of fitness. Here are just a few of our specialty classes: Spinning, Fitness Fusion, 30-minute Core Fit, Arms & Abs, Boot Camp, Guts & Butts and Zumba.
AquaFit Take your workout to the pool with these invigorating, non-impact classes. Use water resistance to develop strength and cardiovascular endurance. Swimming experience is not necessary. Appropriate for all levels of fitness. Please see our indoor pool class schedule to find a time that suits you best.
Youth Fitness Our youth fitness certification course is designed for kids ages 12-15. This certification teaches your child how to exercise safely in the fitness center and help get them started on their own workout routine. After completion of this course, your child is able to use the weight room and cardio area unsupervised. The cost to meet with a trainer for the youth fitness certification is $60. For more information please contact Erin Crane at (303) 316-6309 or email@example.com.
Spa Services Relax. Re-energize. The JCC Sports & Fitness Center Spa Services revitalize your body and your mind. Enjoy professional service in a professional setting. Choose from:
• Massage • Steam Room • Shvitz (Men Only) • Whirlpool
Massage A massage feels wonderful! More importantly, it allows you to achieve a higher level of wellness and vitality. Massage can have a very powerful physiological effect on the body — often relieving stress, depression, fatigue, chronic or acute pain and much more. Our registered massage therapists provide the following massage services for 30, 60 or 90 minutes.
• Swedish • Deep tissue • Shiatsu • Neuromuscular
• Sports • Reflexology • Myofascial release • Pre— and postnatal
For more information on our therapists or to schedule a massage, please contact the Sports Desk at (303) 316-6300.
Amenities The JCC is much more than a fitness and community center — it is a place where our member’ health, comfort and enjoyment are top priorities. Our locker rooms ensure that you feel perfectly at home, with luxury, convenience and all the extras you'll ever need. We're here to help you prepare for a long day ahead, to freshen up after working out or just simply to relax and unwind. We offer complimentary towel service and our locker rooms feature fully stocked vanities with hair dryers, deodorant, hairspray and body lotion.
Child Care Services Children want to be dropped off here! Mom and dad can enjoy our beautiful facility and services knowing that kids are safe, happy and engaged for as long as they like with caring staff in our joyful, nurturing childcare space.
Personal Training Tailored toward individual needs, our fitness programs are designed to produce results. Friendly, knowledgeable staff members provide equipment orientations, answer questions and offer personal guidance with fitness training needs. Certified personal trainers are available for private and semi-private training sessions. They work with you to create a personal training program promoting long-term results. All JCC Sports & Fitness Center members receive two complimentary personal training sessions when they join. Members who would like further individualized training can schedule an appointment with one of our certified personal trainers. You can also enjoy yoga, Pilates and aquatic personal training.
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Our physical therapists are licensed professionals who work with people who have sustained disabilities, impairments or limitations in their overall physical function. Therapists examine, evaluate, develop treatment plans and provide prognosis for each patient on an individual basis. Individual treatment plans are geared toward reaching specific rehabilitation goals that are set by our therapists and the patient together as a team.
(303) 316-6444 Option 1: Pool info including hours, AquaFit classes and updates Option 5: Private Swim Lessons and Updates
Fear of Falling Class Thursdays, Oct. 7—28, 1:30—2 p.m. $59/JCC, Four classes Did you know that over 300,000 people fall and break a hip in the US each year? And even scarier is that 30% of those people die within the first year. Come and join our Physical Therapist, Neil Bogan, and your friends for a fun half hour where you will learn to stretch and strengthen your body to prevent falls and improve your balance. Come ready to work and laugh all at the same time. Space is limited. Please call Neil Bogan at (720) 327-5666 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Specialized Training for Parkinson’s & Multiple Sclerosis Personal Trainer, Sheila Bellew, specializes in working with Parkinson’s and MS for both groups and individuals. She has worked with patients at St Joseph’s hospital and is involved with Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies and was recently featured on 9 News. Sheila has been in the fitness industry for 28 years and is very passionate about working with and helping people with these debilitating diseases.
Classes of three: $25 per person for one hour MS clients: $35/half hour session Personal one—on—one training: $75/hour. Scholarships may be available for those who are unable to pay for this program. For more information please call Sheila Bellew at (303) 525—7441.
ATHLETICS (303) 316-6304
Fall Men’s Basketball League 18 years—adults Thursdays; call for time Gymnasium $90/JCC; $70/S&F members Four-on-four men’s league; includes playoffs at the conclusion of the regular season. Call the Athletics Department at (303) 316-6304 for fall league start date.
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Single Gender Swim Women’s: Mondays, 7:30—9 p.m. Men’s: Thursdays, 7:30—9 p.m. Goldstein Indoor Pool Free/S&F; $50 for Six Month Pass/JCC & Non-members Come swim with us or take our Aquafit class every Monday. The pool is closed to the opposite gender at this time, allowing you to get fit and have fun in comfort and modesty.
JCC Adult Swim Club Tuesday & Thursday mornings, 6—7 a.m. Goldstein Indoor Pool Free/S&F members Stretch yourself in our clean, well-lit lanes. Our Adult Swim Club is designed for adults and their guests who are:
• at least 13 years old • or able to swim the full length of the pool (25 yards) continuously (four laps without stopping) Come join our coaches for a challenging workout in the pool! Regular swimming builds endurance, muscle strength and cardio-vascular fitness. It can serve as a cross-training element to your regular workouts. Swimming is a lifetime sport that enhances almost the entire body — heart, lungs and muscles — with very little joint strain. Most levels can be accommodated and our coaches are happy to offer stroke evaluations and instruction.
Lap Swimming & Water Fitness Classes At least one lap lane is available at most times except during Sea Stars Swim Team and Adult Swim Club practices. Swimmers, please share lanes and be considerate of scheduled classes. Lane adjustment to accommodate additional lap swimmers is based on class size. AquaFit classes, which include body sculpting and shallow and deep water exercise, are offered free of charge to Sports & Fitness members. Please visit our website at www.jccdenver.org or stop by the Sports & Fitness Center for the latest schedule.
Outdoor Court Rates $6/hour for hard courts $10/hour for clay courts
(303) 316-6380 Whether you’re a recreational or a serious competitive player, you’ll find everything you’re looking for at our convenient year-round indoor/outdoor facility. The Tennis Center’s first–class professionals offer private lessons and a wide range of drills throughout the year. A number of the club’s programs are available to non–members.
Ball Machine $2/hour + regular court fee Guest Fees First three visits: $10/person/reservation After three visits: $20/person/reservation
Membership The tennis year runs from Oct. 1–Sept. 30. Annual dues will be pro– rated for new members who join the Tennis Center mid–year (court time and other program fees are not included in your annual dues). Call to learn more about the easy three-payment plan option.
RATES & FEES
Lesson Rates Please call the Tennis Center at (303) 316-6380 for current rates. In addition to the lesson fees, guests must pay a guest fee for each lesson. The JCC Tennis Center offers drill classes, private lessons, USTA leagues, socials, winter doubles leagues, year–round junior programs and much more. Although some programs are limited to Tennis Center members, others are open to JCC members.
Indoor Court Rates Winter (Oct. 1—April 30) $16/hour, Value-time (weekdays before 3:30p.m.) $20/hour, Prime-time (weekdays after 3:30 p.m. and weekends)
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SAVE THE DATE! MACC’s Third Annual
JAAM M Fe s t i v a l Oct. 30—Nov. 14
A 16 day festival combining the 44th Leah Cohen Festival of Jewish Books & Authors, with world-class music performances, an art exhibit, art workshops and films, to create a multi-disciplinary Jewish Arts celebration.
Arts Authors Movies Music
Mizel Arts and Culture Center
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Major MACC Programs Include: • Wolf Theatre Academy: Theatre classes and productions for student per-
formers. See additional information on pages 31—33 of this guide. Located on the JCC campus, MACC (Mizel Arts & Culture Center) is a separate non-profit organization. MACC offers programs in the visual, performing, literary and cinematic arts.
How to Register Most classes list both a JCC/MACC member rate and a non-member rate. Membership is open to all. For details about JCC membership see page 1. All programs are subject to cancellation. If a program is cancelled, you will be notified, and your fee will be refunded in full. Instructions for submitting your form and payment can be found on the registration form at the back of this guide. Members may also register for programs online. It’s as easy as 1-2-3, simply go to “member account login” on the home page of www.jccdenver.org. Information on summer camps, including registration forms, can be found in the annual Summer Fun Guide.
MACC CLOSURES Mon., Sept. 6: MACC closed for Labor Day Weds., Sept. 8: MACC closes at sundown for Erev Rosh Hashanah Thurs., Sept. 9-Fri. Sept. 10: MACC closed for Rosh Hashanah Fri., Sept. 17: MACC closes at sundown for Erev Yom Kippur Sat., Sept. 18: MACC closed for Yom Kippur Weds., Sept. 22: MACC closes at sundown for Erev Sukkot Thurs., Sept. 23-Fri., Sept. 24: MACC closed for Sukkot Weds., Sept. 29: MACC closes at sundown for Shemini Atzeret Thurs., Sept.-Fri. Oct. 1: MACC closed for Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah Thurs., Nov. 25: MACC closed for Thanksgiving
ABOUT MACC Celebrating the Arts MACC “Illuminates the Human Experience” through creative and cultural programs in the performing, visual, cinematic and literary arts for the Jewish community and the Denver community at large. We strive to produce, present, exhibit, preserve and advance the arts, serving as a performance and exhibition venue, as well as an educational resource for people at every stage of life. MACC is one of the Rocky Mountain region’s premier arts organizations. Located on the campus of the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center, MACC is a separate non-profit organization guided by a mission that is focused specifically on arts and cultural programs. MACC is proud to be a Tier II member of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), along with organizations such as the Colorado Symphony, Colorado Ballet and Central City Opera.
• Art Academy: Visual arts and pottery classes for adults (year round) and
children (summer only). • Singer Art Gallery: four—five major visual art exhibitions per year. • JAAMM Fest – Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies & Music: A 16-day festival
running Oct. 30-Nov. 14 which incorporates the 44th Annual Leah Cohen Festival of Jewish Books and Authors, including numerous author appearances and lectures, plus concerts by renowned Jewish and Israeli musicians and contemporary Jewish films. • Denver Jewish Film Festival: An 11-day festival in February featuring
award-winning films exploring Jewish themes. The 2010 film festival set box office records, drawing over 5000 movie enthusiasts to 19 screenings. Save the date! February 10—20, 2011. • Denver Children’s Theatre (DCT): Adult actors performing for children in
a season running from March through May for school and public audiences. Hands-on theatre workshops are also available for students. The 2011 production, Androcles and the Lion, opens on March 3, 2011 for school audiences and on Sunday, March 6 at 1 p.m. for public audiences.
Award Winning Educational Programs The Denver Children’s Theatre (DCT) was recently honored with the 2009 Henry Award (Colorado’s Tony Award) for “Outstanding Children’s Theatre.” Previously, the Rocky Mountain News named the DCT “Top Children’s Theater.” Kids’ Pages magazine named MACC as one of the “Best Places for Families” in Colorado.
Classes MACC provides pottery, painting and drawing classes for adults year round. At the Art Academy and the Wolf Theatre Academy, young artists flourish under the supervision of professional theatrical and visual artists who are also experienced educators. For more information on any program or class or to enroll for classes, please call (303) 316-6360 or visit www.maccjcc.org.
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Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies & Music Oct. 30-Nov. 14, 2010 This 16-day festival combines the 44th Leah Cohen Festival of Jewish Books and Authors with world-class music performances, an art exhibition, art workshops and films, to create a multi-disciplinary Jewish cultural celebration. The Arts have always been a vibrant component of Jewish culture. With 18 author appearances, four concerts, two films, an art exhibit and a theatre production, the festival offers a little bit of something for everyone.
ARTS Exhibition During JAAMM Fest, the Singer Gallery will feature an exhibit highlighting the original paintings of Nahum Ha-Levi in his compelling exhibit Splendor and Awe. The exhibition runs from Oct.27–Jan.2, with an opening reception on Oct. 27 from 5:30-8 p.m. More information on this exhibit can be found on pages 27.
Workshops Glass Mosaic Mezuzah Workshop Sunday, Nov. 7, 2—3 p.m. Greinetz Art Studio $75 – Basic glass mosaic and metal mezuzah $95 – Ornate glass mosaic and metal mezuzah Create your own fused glass mosaic mezuzah in the tradition of the renowned Gary Rosenthal Collection! You choose between two different styles (and prices), lay out the glass mosaic, and the finished glass and metal mezuzah, complete with scroll, is returned to you just in time for Chanukah giving! The workshop includes a brief introduction about the mezuzah presented by Rabbi Raphael Leban. You can see samples of the completed projects in a display in the JCC lobby. Registration required by Oct. 20 so materials can be ordered. Call (303) 316-6360 to register.
Mini Book Workshop with Judith Cassel-Mamet Sunday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m.—3 p.m. Greinetz Art Studio $55 Creating hand-made books is a delightful way to engage in the creative expression for everyone regardless of your art experience! If you love books, collage, & mixed media then you will love this workshop. We will create three books based on the following forms: accordion, stab and scroll. The content will be up to you. One day workshop, three books, mountains of new techniques and loads of fun! Advance registration recommended. Call (303) 316-6360 to register. Mixed media artist, Judith Cassel-Mamet, works with various book forms. She is a skilled and experienced teacher. See examples of her work on www.jcmamt.net.
The literary component of JAAMM Fest is our annual Leah Cohen Festival of Jewish Books and Authors, the core program upon which this expanded festival is based. The book sale opens on Oct. 31 and runs through Nov. 14 in the Boetcher Lobby. Author appearances and discussions are slated for the festival period, and a Denver Jewish Community Reads 2010 program for the MACC/JCC communities will run concurrently with JAAMM Fest.
BOOK SALE - Boetcher Lobby Oct. 31—Nov. 14 (Closed Nov. 5) Book Sale Hours: Sunday, 10 a.m.—3 p.m. and during events Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.—3 p.m. and 6—9 p.m. during events Friday, 9 a.m.—1 p.m.
AUTHOR PRESENTATIONS* *As of print deadline Location: Perlmutter Room unless otherwise noted. Tickets: $8/general admission; $6/seniors, students and JCC members unless otherwise noted.
Denver Jewish Community Book Reads 2010 Dara Horn, All Other Nights Two-time National Jewish Book Award Winner Wednesday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m., Philips Social Hall $8/general admission; $6/senior, student, JCC member Sponsored by Kathy Neustadt and the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature How is this night different from all other nights? For Jacob Rappoport, a Jewish soldier in the Union army, it is a question that his commanders have answered for him: on Passover 1862 he is ordered to murder his own uncle, who is plotting to assassinate President Lincoln. What follows is Dara Horn’s All Other Nights: a gripping epic about great moral struggles of the Civil War as seen through the eyes of a Jewish family with loyalties on both sides, divided by the Mason Dixon line. The stunning novel gives the reader an unusual glimpse into Jewish life during the Civil War period. Historical figures appear throughout the intricate tale, including Judah Benjamin, Secretary of State to Jefferson Davis and the first Jewish cabinet member in American history. Combining romance within a historical spy novel and political thriller, this is a tale that masterfully deals with the complexities of the period. The intricate workings of an African-American spy network is also woven within the story and uncovers yet another little known aspect of the war. All Other Nights is a suspenseful story of men and women driven to the extreme limits of loyalty and betrayal. It is also a brilliant parable of the rift in America that lingers a century and a half later: between those who value family and tradition first and those dedicated, at any cost, to the social and racial justice for all. www.darahorn.com The book All Other Nights, is on sale now at the MACC box office and JCC front desk. Proceeds benefit the MACC.
(Commentator for NPR's All Things Considered) Baxter, The Pig Who Wanted to be Kosher Sunday, Oct. 31, 10:30 a.m., Ages 4-8
The Last Ember – 2009 National Jewish Book Award Finalist Thursday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m.
In the best new children’s book of the year, meet Baxter, a curious little pig, who only wants to "watch the Shabbat candles gleam and glow and dance." When he mistakenly asks how he--a pig--might become "part of Shabbat dinner" he finds himself in (quite literally) a pickle! Co-sponsored by Dr. & Mrs. Arthur Heller, Elaine & Arnie Tinter
The New York Times bestseller centers on an exciting search for a treasured 2,000 year-old religious article. Deception, politics, history and conspiracies come together in this fast paced thriller that travels from today's Middle East to Roman antiquity and back. A stunning archaeological adventure.
Storytime with Curious George! Local Author Program Sunday, Oct. 31, 1 p.m. Free admission
Sunday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m., MACC Board Room Free admission
ABC = Always Buy Colorado! Come celebrate the wealth of local author talent who will discuss their recent publications. Light refreshments and a book signing will follow.
Participate in some serious monkey business as we celebrate George’s 70th birthday with a book reading and cake! Authors H.A. and Margret Rey brought one of the most beloved characters in 20th century children’s literature with them as they escaped Nazi France.
Ellen Brazer - Hadassah Book Award Winner
Bargain Junkie: Living the Good Life on the Cheap Sunday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m.
Clouds Across the Sun Sunday, Nov. 7, 10:30 a.m.
Frugalista extraordinaire, Korzen (“Seinfeld’s” Doris Klompus), proves that living on a budget doesn’t mean sacrificing expensive tastes or a love of culture. Eat out, entertain your friends, without breaking the bank. Timely advice for living the good life – all on the cheap!
Before the end of WWII, Hitler charged a group of his most trusted and brilliant comrades with a mission-educate your progeny and then elevate them to positions of power throughout the world. Clouds of Across the Sun is the story of just one of these children.
Lucy Rose Fischer
I’m New at Being Old Monday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m.
The Bride Will Keep Her Name Sunday, Nov. 7, 1 p.m.
Combining laughter and wit with Fischer’s own vibrantly fanciful art, this gorgeous picture book captures the essence about women and aging. Celebrate the journey of becoming a vital and vibrant older woman. For everyone who has their AARP card.
“Be careful what you wish for.” These words come back to haunt brideMaddie Mandelbaum, in a thrilling and uproarious story including murder, sex and scandal. The Today Show’s “Chick Pick of the Season.” Trust us, it’s funny!
The Golden Age of Jewish Achievement: The Compendium of a Culture, a People, and Their Stunning Performance Tuesday, Nov. 2, 11:30 a.m. Phillips Social Hall (RSVP required by Oct. 27) All-American kosher lunch included Pease chronicles the astonishing record of the Jewish people's disproportionate achievements over the past 200 years, examining their impact on the worlds of science, entertainment, medicine, literature and more. Exercise your right to vote - then enjoy an election-day lunch and discussion with the author.
Thanassis Cambanis A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah’s Legions and Their Endless War Against Israel Wednesday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. Cambanis explains why Hezbollah has emerged as the most dangerous, apocalyptic, uncompromising enemy for Israel yet. His reporting is not only fearless but sophisticated and penetrating, providing us with a vibrant image and unprecedented understanding of this powerful and secretive Islamist force.
The Frozen Rabbi Sunday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m. How does a 19th century rabbi from a small Polish town end up in the basement freezer of a 21st century Memphis home? What happens when a 15 year-old boy inadvertently thaws out the ancient man? Find out in this wickedly funny, ingenious novel.
Keith Johnson and Nehemia Gordon A Prayer to Our Father: Hebrew Origins of the Lord’s Prayer Monday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. A rare and uncommon interfaith collaboration between Nehemia Gordon, a Jew devoted to the ancient Hebrew faith, and Pastor Keith Johnson, a dedicated African American Christian. Jews and Christians can learn a great deal about their own and each other’s traditions from this powerful story.
One Step Ahead of Hitler: A Jewish Child’s Journey Through France Community-wide Kristallnacht Candle Lighting & Commemoration Tuesday, Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m. Philips Social Hall $8 General admission; $6 Senior, JCC member; free admission for survivors & students
Award winning musician/author/filmmaker David Tarras: The King of Klezmer Sunday, Nov. 14, 4:30 p.m.
A fascinating account of a family's successful flight from WWII France and the determination of the oppressed to reach freedom. A rare Holocaust story with a happy ending, this book is a tribute both to those who "made it" and to those who tragically perished. Co-sponsor: the Holocaust Awareness Institute, Center for Judaic Studies at D.U.
Jerry Muller - Breakfast Capitalism and the Jews Wednesday, Nov. 10, 7:30 a.m. Phillips Social Hall $10 General admission; RSVP required by Nov. 5 Jews and money is a frequent topic of speculation and vituperation and so often associated with bigotry that exploration of the topic is often treated as taboo. This book is a scholarly, yet accessible attempt to recover this history for us all.
Carol Leifer Stand-up Comedy and Book-talk Fun! Thursday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m., Philips Social Hall $20 general admission Former writer for Seinfeld and Saturday Night Live (and the real-life inspiration for Seinfeld’s “Elaine” character). Her book, When You Lie About Your Age, The Terrorists Win, is a candid autobiography written as a collection of humorous essays. It’s guaranteed to have you laughing out loud in sheer delight. Bring friends! Sponsored by Kathy Neustadt. Warning: Some language and material may be offensive. This program is intended for adult audiences.
Louisa Shafia - Lunch Lucid Food: Cooking for an Eco-Conscious Life Friday, Nov. 12, Noon Phillips Social Hall $20 General admission; RSVP required by Nov. 8 An exquisite, flavorful collection of earth-conscious recipes interspersed with eco-friendly food choices, simple and tasty meals and beautiful photos. This is a welcome cookbook addition promoting more ethical and sustainable ways of shopping, cooking, eating and living. Come savor the flavors!
Leslie Kimmelman The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah Sunday, Nov. 14, 10:30 a.m., Pre-K—Grade 3 OY! The Little Red Hen can bake the matzah, but she needs her friends to help plant and harvest the wheat and shlep the wheat to the mill. This delightful version of a favorite folktale teaches the real meaning of Passover.
This music biography chronicles the life of David Tarras, who was hailed as “The Benny Goodman of Klezmer.” From 1925 through 1989, David Tarras set the standard for Klezmer musicianship and virtuosity. *Author appearances are subject to change. Please check www.maccjcc.org/jaamm for updated information, dates and times or call (303) 316-6360. Please note that most author appearances will be held in the Perlmutter Room unless noted otherwise Tickets are $8/general admission; $6/senior, student, JCC member unless noted otherwise.
MOVIES* *As of print deadline
His People Director: Edward Sloman USA, 1925, 91 min., black & white Musical score written by Paul Shapiro (and performed live by his band) Sunday, Nov. 14, 2 p.m. Philips Social Hall, JCC $15 General admission This matchless event features Edward Sloman’s Jewish silent-film classic, with vibrant live accompaniment by Paul Shapiro’s New York-based band performing his Yiddish-inflected original jazz score. His People is a nostalgic and entertaining tale of life on the Lower East Side of New York. Two sons of poor immigrant parents take very different paths in their efforts to achieve the American dream. One becomes a lawyer and the other a professional boxer. Themes of love, loyalty and tradition permeate this silent gem. Sloman’s compelling vision of the painful depths and joyous heights of immigrant life endow the film with exuberant vitality. www.paulshapiromusic.com
The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground KICK-OFF EVENT: 15th Denver Jewish Film Festival Sunday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m. Philips Social Hall, JCC $12 General admission; $10 Senior, Student, JCC Member Wrap-up your JAAMM experience by joining us in kicking off the 2011 Denver Jewish Film Festival, which will take place Feb. 10–20, 2011. This first ever DJFF kick off event includes the screening of a film (to be announced), the inside scoop regarding preliminary festival information and a dessert reception (coffee, tea, brownies, cookies, etc.) Check the website (www.maccjcc.org) and the JAAMM brochure for details regarding the film.
Ribs & Brisket Revue
The Jerusalem Quartet
Saturday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. BMH-BJ Congregation, 560 S. Monaco Pkwy., Denver, CO 80224 $45 General Admission, includes Kosher Ribs & Brisket Dinner
JAAMM Fest Kick-off Event Saturday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m. Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape St., Denver, CO 80220 $25/$40 General admission "Superlatives are inadequate in describing just how fine this playing is from one of the young, yet great quartets of our time." -The Strad, 2009. Winners of the prestigious BBC Music Magazine Award in ’07 and ‘09, Alexander Pavlovsky and Sergei Bressler (violins), Ori Kam (viola) and Kyril Zlotnikov (cello), play string quartets by Mozart (K.575), Kopytman (No.3) and Brahms (Op.51, No.1), topped off by a Kosher dessert reception. www.jerusalemstringquartet.com. Co-Sponsored by Temple Emannuel Management: David Row Artists
David Broza Solo Performance with Vocals in Hebrew, English & Spanish Saturday, Nov. 6, 8 p.m. Gates Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver 2344 E. Iliff Ave. Denver, CO 80208 $25, $35, $45 All seating is reserved. Israeli icon David Broza, one of the most charismatic and vibrant performers in the singer/songwriter world, fuses the music of Israel, Spain, and England, with his famous guitar playing, ranging from flamenco flavored rhythmic and percussion techniques, to whirlwind finger picking, to a signature rock and roll sound. His numerous collaborations include the Israel Philharmonic, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Sting, Van Morrison, and the renowned dance group Mayumana. In addition to his superstar status, Broza is dedicated to several humanitarian causes. www.davidbroza.net
Two ways to purchase tickets for David Broza: Newman Center Box Office: (303) 871-7720 (ext. 2) Mon.—Fri., 10 a.m.—4 p.m. University of Denver, 2344 E. Iliff Ave. or Ticketmaster: Ticketmaster.com (additional fees apply).
ShirLaLa Family Program Chai Chairs – Shalom Baby & Shalom Family Benefit Concert Sunday, Nov. 7, 4:30 p.m. Philips Social Hall, JCC Admission Price: TBA Join Shira Kline and her band for an outrageously hip Jewish music concert for kids and their families! Shira delivers a dynamic, interactive program of joy and spirit, to create a rich experience for children and adults alike. We’ll sing, we’ll dance, we’ll jump up and down, we’ll wiggle around, all to the melodies and stories of our Jewish life. www.shirlala.com
Woodwind player and composer, Paul Shapiro, celebrated for his dynamic performances and his CDs on John Zorn’s Tzadik label, presents his uplifting, comedic Ribs and Brisket Revue with his funky-historical Harlemite Yiddish Swing band - a highly entertaining six piece unit that includes two singers. Ribs and Brisket (Kosher) will be served! www.paulshapiromusic.com. Co-Sponsored by BMH-BJ Congregation. KUVO 89.3FM, Dazzle Restaurant and Lounge, The Gift of Jazz
THEATRE Theatre Or* and MACC present The Chosen Oct. 14—Nov. 21 Pluss Theatre Based on the beloved novel by Chaim Potok Adapted for the stage by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok Two boys. Two worlds. One enduring friendship. Danny and Reuven meet as opponents in a heated baseball game and change the course of each others' lives. "...Theatre of heart-stopping import" - The San Francisco Chronicle Book tickets before Sept. 21 and receive an early bird discount. For details call (303) 316-6360.
*Or is the Hebrew word for light.
EXHIBITIONS Splendor and Awe: The Visionary Midrash of Nahum Ha-Levi Oct. 27—Jan. 2 Opening Reception for the Artist: Oct. 27, 5:30—8 p.m. Nahum Ha-Levi is a singularly original painter of biblical subjects whose work is not only artistically compelling on many levels, but who also presents biblical narrative in a distinctly Jewish “midrashic” manner. Ha-Levi, otherwise known as Dr. Nathan Moskowitz, is also Chief of Neurosurgery at Shady Grove Hospital in Rockville, Maryland. Painting the Hebrew Bible (Tanach), which is steeped in heritage and history and encrusted in mystery and metaphysics, became for Ha-Levi an ideally combined literary and visual vehicle with which was an attempt to grasp the transcendent meaning of Judaism – and by extension to understand the underlying nature, structure and essence of the universe.
Annual Pottery Show and Sale
Nov. 21—23 9 a.m.—6 p.m. JCC Main Lobby
Experience the camaraderie that has long distinguished the Frankel Clay Studio. Clay, glazes and open studio time are included in class fees. Call (303) 316-6360 for more information.
Many wait with great anticipation for this annual event where ceramic creations by MACC students and friends are made available to the public. Functional, sculptural, whimsical and traditional, the works always span a range of approaches to clay. Don’t miss this fantastic display of original ceramic art; it’s the perfect time to start your holiday shopping.
Art Academy CLASSES FOR ADULTS Fall is an exciting time for all of our clay students. Our annual student pottery sale runs Nov. 14–16. A percentage of proceeds from the sale goes directly to the artist while the rest of the sales goes to support the ceramics studio. Our outstanding team of instructors, fabulous students and well equipped studio all contribute to an educational experience that is fun and inviting. Our studio also features open studio hours at no extra cost to the student.
WORKSHOPS Glass Mosaic Mezuzah Workshop Sunday, Nov. 7, 2—3 p.m. Greinetz Art Studio $75 – Basic glass mosaic and metal mezuzah $95 – Ornate glass mosaic and metal mezuzah Create your own fused glass mosaic mezuzah in the tradition of the renowned Gary Rosenthal Collection! You choose between two different styles (and prices), lay out the glass mosaic, and the finished glass and metal mezuzah, complete with scroll, is returned to you just in time for Chanukah giving! The workshop includes a brief introduction about the mezuzah presented by Rabbi Raphael Leban. You can see samples of the completed projects in a display in the JCC lobby.
Mini Book Workshop with Judith Cassel-Mamet Sunday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m.—3 p.m. Greinetz Art Studio $55 Creating hand-made books is a delightful way to engage in the creative expression for everyone regardless of your art experience! If you love books, collage, & mixed media then you will love this workshop. We will create three books based on the following forms: accordion, stab and scroll. The content will be up to you. One day workshop, three books, mountains of new techniques and loads of fun! Mixed media artist, Judith Cassel-Mamet, works with various book forms. She is a skilled and experienced teacher. See examples of her work on www.jcmamt.net
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Ceramics Ages 15 and up Tuesdays, Sept. 14—Dec. 14, 6:30—9:30 p.m. (No class Nov. 23) Frankel Clay Studio 13 weeks/$260 Instructor: Todd Redmond Explore different methods of handbuilding and/or wheel throwing ceramic pieces. Learn a variety of approaches to surface treatment including stamping, stains, slips and glazes. Students are encouraged to explore the creative process at their own pace in this relaxed, noncompetitive environment. This class is appropriate for all levels.
Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics Ages 15 and up Wednesdays, Sept. 15—Dec. 15, 9 a.m.—Noon (No class Nov. 24) Frankel Clay Studio 13 weeks/$260 Instructor: Vicky Smith This class is open to students who have previous experience working with clay. Group projects are introduced at the beginning of the session, and then students have the opportunity to pursue their own ideas in a supervised environment. Instrumental emphasis is on hand built ceramics.
Beginning/Intermediate Ceramics Ages 15 and up Fridays, Sept. 17—Dec. 17, 9 a.m.—Noon (No class Sept. 24, Oct. 1, Nov. 26) Frankel Clay Studio 11 weeks/$220 Instructor: Vicky Smith In this class students will be exposed to a variety of handbuilding and glazing techniques. While projects will be introduced, students will also be encouraged to explore their own ideas with help from the instructor. Vicky is an experienced teacher and ceramic artist that helps to create an environment that is fun, creative, and non-competitive.
Class Cancellations If a class is cancelled due to a teacher’s illness or inclement weather, participants will be notified immediately by phone. If scheduling allows, a make-up class will be offered at the convenience of the teacher and students.
PAINTING AND DRAWING CLASSES
A supply list will be distributed at the first class. Partial scholarships are available for classes taught by Toby Meyer – call (303) 316-6362 for more information.
If a class is cancelled due to a teacher’s illness or inclement weather, participants will be notified immediately by phone. If scheduling allows, a make-up class will be offered at the convenience of the teacher and students.
Painting (morning session) Adults Mondays, Sept. 27-Dec. 13, 9 a.m.—noon Greinetz Art Studio 12 weeks/$166 Instructor: Toby Meyer Learn to develop paintings using a wide variety of ideas and techniques. Explore design, color, composition and spontaneity. Working in acrylic, watercolor, oil or mixed media, you will be encouraged to develop your own imagination and ideas into your personal creative expression. Individual guidance will be given to both beginning and experienced students.
Painting (evening session) Adults Tuesdays, Sept. 28—Dec. 14, 6:30—9:30 p.m. Greinetz Art Studio 12 weeks/$166 Instructor: Toby Meyer Learn to develop paintings using a wide variety of ideas and techniques. Explore design, color, composition and spontaneity. Working in acrylic, watercolor, oil or mixed media, you will be encouraged to develop your own imagination and ideas into your personal creative expression. Individual guidance will be given to both beginning and experienced students.
Watercolor Adults Mondays, Sept. 27-Dec. 13, 1—4 p.m. Greinetz Art Studio 12 weeks/$166 Instructor: Toby Meyer Discover the art of creating watercolor paintings using a array of methods and new ideas. Explore the magic of watercolor and learn new ways to use pattern, color and composition. Learn to develop your own imagination and ideas into your personal creative expression in an encouraging atmosphere. Individual guidance is offered to both beginning and experienced pupils.
MEET THE FACULTY Toby Meyer studied fine art at the University of Colorado, the University of Oklahoma, Loretto Heights College, Red Rocks Community College and with Edith Niblo. Her paintings have been collected in private and corporate collections in Australia, Israel, Germany, Ireland and Mexico, as well as throughout the United States. She has participated in numerous exhibitions and one-woman shows. Her work can be seen in the Denver area at the Madden Museum of Art and in Florida at Signatures Fine Arts. Todd Redmond received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Illinois State University with an emphasis in ceramics and photography. He has spent the past 18 years making a living from his artwork. Todd owns a handmade tile business and also creates functional and sculptural ceramics. Teaching has been a large part of his career, and he enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with others.
Vicky Smith holds a B.F.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an M.F.A. in ceramic sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, the DeCordova Museum in Massachusetts and at numerous art centers and community schools. She has over 20 years experience working with students from kindergarten through adults in settings from community centers, public and private schools to college settings. Her work has been exhibited at art shows and galleries throughout the country.
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Life Drawing Adults Thursdays, Sept. 16—Jan. 6, 9 a.m.—noon (No class Sept. 23, 30, Nov. 25, Dec. 23, Dec. 30) Greinetz Art Studio 12 weeks/$166 Instructor: Toby Meyer This class will concentrate on the fundamental skills of drawing the human figure using live models. Explore techniques including quick gesture sketches, contour drawing, value, shading, color and composition with short and long poses. Learn to develop personal creative expression in an encouraging atmosphere. The instructor will work individually with students of all abilities.
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Now accepting reservations for auditions:
The Young Artists of The Wolf Theatre Academy present
Sept. 7, Grades 3-12 Call (303)316-6360 for information.
Directed by Patrick Elkins-Zeglarski
Opening Night: Thursday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, 8 p.m. • Sunday, Dec. 5, 2 p.m. • Thursday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 8 p.m. • Sunday, Dec. 12, 2 p.m.
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Wolf Theatre Academy
CREATIVE DRAMATICS Fabulous Fairy Tales
Grades PreK–12 At the Wolf Theatre Academy, we set the highest standards for our faculty and students. Our students work with seasoned theatrical professionals who are also versed in the art of theatre education. Our students grow through encouragement in an environment that supports their development as individuals and as artists. Age-appropriate programming allows younger children to focus on play, fun, creation and fantasy, while older students learn the skills that will enable them to approach demanding dramatic material with ease.
• Creative Dramatics (Creative play for preschoolers and first graders) • Beginning Dramatics (Beginning drama for grades 1—3) • Performance Workshops (Beginning/intermediate performance class for grades 3–6) • Mainstage Production (Fully mounted production for grades 3—12) Call (303) 316-6360 for more information on any Wolf Theatre Academy program.
Auditions: Our fall musical, The Music Man, requires an audition before enrollment. There is never a fee required before the audition. Tuition is only due after a successful audition; before or on the first rehearsal. All auditions require an appointment, so please call (303) 316-6360. 2010 Academy Holidays: Most of the Jewish holidays this fall occur later in the week and will not greatly interrupt class schedules (as we have no classes and very few rehearsals scheduled on Wednesday or Thursday). We include this list of closures for your convenience.
MACC closings—no classes/rehearsals will be held on: Monday, Sept. 6: Labor Day (Closed) Wednesday, Sept. 8 (JCC/MACC Closed at sundown) Thursday—Friday, Sept. 9-10 (JCC/MACC Offices Closed) Wednesday, Sept. 22 (JCC/MACC Closed at sundown) Thursday—Friday, Sept. 23-24 (JCC/MACC Offices Closed) Wednesday, Sept. 29 (JCC/MACC Closed at sundown) Thursday–Friday, Sept. 30-October 1 (JCC/MACC Offices Closed) Thursday, Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving) Location: Unless otherwise noted, all classes are held in the theatre spaces of MACC, which is located at the JCC, 350 S. Dahlia St. To accommodate other productions and rental events, the Academy reserves the right to move classes to a different location at the Center.
Class Cancellations: If a class is cancelled due to a teacher’s illness or inclement weather, parents will be notified immediately by phone. If scheduling allows, a make-up class will be offered at the convenience of the teacher and students.
Ages 4—6 Mondays, Sept. 20—Nov. 22, 4—5 p.m. Ehrlich Press Dance Studio $113/JCC Member, $135/Non-member Instructor: Kelly McAllister Using improvisation, music, movement, art and play, we’ll explore classics like Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast and many more of our favorite classic fairy tales. Portraying characters ranging from princes to witches, students will enjoy their favorite tales from the inside! Each day a new story is read and then transformed into a play utilizing the students as the actors.
Disney and Pixar Adventures Ages 4–6 Tuesdays, Sept. 21—Nov. 23, 4—5 p.m. Ehrlich Press Dance Studio $113/JCC Member, $135 /Non-member Instructor: Kate Roselle The greatest children's stories of all time have been brought to the screen by Walt Disney and Pixar Studios. From classics like Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty to modern classics like Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Monsters Inc, Wall-E and the newest Up have astounded and amazed children and adults alike. Each class a new story is read and then transformed into plays with the children acting out the parts. Let your child experience the wonder of these stories from the inside as children live and play for a week in the world of adventure and excitement.
BEGINNING DRAMATICS Fantastic Mr. Fox Grades 1—3 Mondays, Sept. 20—Nov. 23, 5—6 p.m. Ehrlich Press Dance Studio $113/JCC Member, $135 /Non-member Instructor: Kelly McAllister Based on the classic children’s book (and recent film), Fantastic Mr. Fox follows the story of Mr. and Mrs. Fox who live a perfect home life with their son Ash and visiting young nephew Kristopherson. But after 12 years, Mr. Fox is restless with his simple life. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community. Trapped underground and with not enough food to go around, the animals band together to fight against the evil Farmers — Boggis, Bunce and Bean — who are determined to capture the audacious, fantastic Mr. Fox at any cost. Join us as we create these amazing characters and then share our great adventure with parents and friends on the final day of class.
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Toy Story Adventures Grades 1—3 Tuesdays, Sept. 21—Nov. 23, 5—6 p.m. Ehrlich Press Dance Studio $113/ JCC Member, $135 /Non-member Instructor: Kate Roselle Join your favorite characters Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Bullseye, Mr. Potato Head, Barbie, Rex, Slinky-Dog and many more as we create our own unique toy-filled adventures using the characters from all three of the classic Pixar Toy Story movies. Come and share in our playroom adventure with parents and friends on the final day of class.
DRAMATICS PERFORMANCE WORKSHOPS The Adventures of Harry Potter, Book Five Grades 3—6 Tuesdays, Sept. 21—Nov. 23, 2010 & Jan. 10—March 15, 2011, 4—6 p.m. Weekend Rehearsal: Sunday, March 13, Noon—6 p.m. Performance: Tuesday, March 15, 7 p.m. (following a regular class meeting) Pluss Theatre $340/JCC Member, $405/Non-member (two semesters): Instructor: Crystal Verdon Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix chronicles Harry’s fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As the school year approaches, 15-year-old Harry Potter is in full-blown adolescencecomplete with the blooming of a powerful sense of rebellion. It's been yet another infuriating and boring summer with the despicable Dursleys, this time with minimal contact from our hero's non-Muggle friends from school. Harry is feeling especially edgy at the lack of news from the magic world, wondering when the freshly revived evil Lord Voldemort will strike. Returning to Hogwarts will be a relief... or will it? Please note that students who sign up for this class are committed to participation through our winter semester (ending with our performance on March 15).
Broadway Bound!** Grades 3–6 Mondays, Sept. 20–Nov. 22, 4:30—6:30 p.m. Presentation: Monday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m. (following a regular class meeting) Pluss Theatre $160/JCC Member, $190/Non-member Instructor: Randi Rosen If you love musicals and want to learn from a pro, then this is the class for you! Taught by Randi Rosen, veteran New York actress and popular director of numerous Wolf Theatre Academy musical classes during the past two years, this workshop will focus on a collage of musical numbers from various productions. Selections numbers will be taken from musicals like Wicked, Legally Blonde, Annie, Hairspray, Mamma Mia, Grease, Bye Bye Birdie, Kiss me Kate, Sound of Music, High School Musical 1 & 2. Selections will be made to highlight each student’s strengths. The class will culminate in an informal presentation for parents and friends on Nov. 15. **PREPARATION: It should be noted that no musical experience is necessary to sign up for this workshop. However, unlike our most of our classes, which do not require any formal preparation, all students enrolled in Broadway Bound must come to the first day prepared to sing a song from a Broadway musical so that Randi can decide how best to showcase each student’s talent. Please call if you have questions about song selection.
Wolf Company Players Improv Troupe Grades 6–12 Mondays, Sept. 13—Nov. 15, 6:30—8:30 p.m.* Presentation: Monday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. (following one hour of rehearsal) Pluss Theatre $160/JCC Member, $190/Non-member Instructor: Kelly McAllister If you are already funny or want to learn how to be funnier, then this class is for you! Charge your creative skills as we explore the amazing art of improvisation. This class will build creative and performance techniques and strengthen ensemble skills as actors learn improvisation techniques. Beginning with improv games and exercises, students will expand their imaginative skills as they shape and create their own material into a presentation. It all culminates in a workshop evening of comedy for friends and family in the Pluss Theatre on Monday, Nov. 15.
Jerusalem Jerusalem Quartet Quartet Saturday, Oct.30, 30,88p.m. p.m. Saturday, Oct. Venue: Temple TempleEmanuel Emanuel Tickets: $25, $45,$40 $25 “As near near to toperfect perfectasasone onecan canpossipossibly find. find.”” ––BBC BBCMusic MusicMagazine Magazine
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*Note the Sept. 13 start date
AUDITION TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP Audition Techniques Grades 6–12 Tuesdays, Sept. 21—Nov. 23, 6—8 p.m. Pluss Theatre $160/JCC Member, $190/Non-member Instructor: Crystal Verdon This class will prepare students for every type of theatrical audition, from the Wolf Theatre Academy’s mainstage productions to school productions, college entrance auditions, community and professional theatre. You’ll learn the secrets of a successful audition, from effective piece selection to preparation, presentation, resumes, cold-readings and more. If you want to learn more about the difficult and mysterious process of auditions, this class is for you!
PRODUCTION AND PERFORMANCE CLASSES Fall Mainstage Musical Production The Music Man Grades 3*–12 Preliminary Auditions: Tuesday, Sept. 7, from 5—8 p.m. Callback Audition: Sunday, Sept. 12 from Noon—5 p.m. General Rehearsal Dates: Sept. 20—Dec 12; (Performances: Dec. 2—12) Generally Monday & Tuesdays evenings; Sunday daytime & evening; selected Wednesdays & Thursdays (but some exceptions; see below). Specific Rehearsal Dates: Weekday Rehearsals (Mon/Tues unless noted): Sept. 20, 21, 27, 28; 6—9 p.m. Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 6—9 p.m. [optional] Oct. 26, evening (JCC Annual Dinner preview, Tuesday) Sunday Rehearsals: Sept. 26: Noon—6 p.m. Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24: Noon—8 p.m.; Oct 31: 12—5 p.m Nov. 7, 14, 21: 12-8 p.m. Technical Rehearsal: Sunday, Nov. 28, Noon—9 p.m. Dress Rehearsals (Mon.—Wed.): Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 1, 5—10 p.m. Performance Dates: Dec. 2—12 OPENING NIGHT: Thursday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. CLOSING: Sunday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. SCHOOL PERFORMANCES (tentative): Friday, Dec. 3 and 10 at 10 a.m. Shwayder Theatre $350/JCC Member, $420/Non-member, (due after audition and casting) Director: Patrick Elkins-Zeglarski The Music Man follows the fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the good people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize – this despite the fact
that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall. Songs include: Seventy-Six Trombones, Till There Was You, Goodnight My Someone, Ya Got Trouble, My White Knight, and many more. This production features excellent roles for younger and older students alike. Enjoy the Academy’s mainstage experience with a fully produced musical production featuring a professional staff (including Director, Musical Director, Choreographer, Stage Manager, Lights, Set, Costume Designers and more).
AUDITIONS: To make an audition appointment, call Juliana or Brynn at (303) 316-6360. If you reach the voicemail, leave your name and phone number, and we will call you back to confirm your audition time. Preliminary auditions will be scheduled in five-minute slots, but please come early and be prepared to stay later. If you are unable to come to the preliminary audition on Tuesday, Sept. 7, we will try to schedule an alternate time. You may be asked to come to a callback audition on Sunday, Sept. 12. If you are called back, you will need to be present from noon–5 p.m. for script readings and singing and dancing auditions.
REHEARSAL CONFLICTS: Please read the rehearsal and performance schedule carefully to determine if you are able to participate. Some scheduling conflicts near the beginning of the rehearsal process can be accommodated, but if you will be out of town for a majority of rehearsals or for any performances, please do not audition. A mandatory technical rehearsal is planned for the Sunday after Thanksgiving. If you will be out of town on that day, please don’t audition. Parents should note that only actors whose scenes are being rehearsed will be called to rehearsals. A detailed schedule will be distributed weekly. AUDITION PREPARATION: For the preliminary audition, you must prepare a one-minute monologue from any published dramatic source as well as a one-minute selection from a Broadway song. You must bring the accompaniment on a cassette tape/CD or an accompanist and your music. If you have no access to music for your song, you may sing “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music, for which taped musical accompaniment will be provided. A cappella singing will not be permitted. Please feel free to call us if you have questions about the preparation materials. *Parents of children in grades 3–6 should understand that younger members of the cast are likely to be cast in chorus roles.
His People Sunday, Nov. 14, 2 p.m. Venue: Philips Social Hall, JCC Tickets: $15 Paul Shapiro’s band provides vibrant live musical accompaniment to the 1925 silent Jewish film classic, His People.
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Weekly Schedule; Fall Semester 2010 Monday: Classes Begin Sept. 20 (except WCP Improv Troupe which begins Sept. 13) 4:30—6:30 p.m.: Broadway Bound! (grades 3—6) Randi Rosen, Pluss Theatre 4—5 p.m.: Fabulous Fairy Tales (ages 4—6) Kelly McAllister, Dance Studio 5—6 p.m.: Fantastic Mr. Fox (grades 1—3) Kelly McAllister, Dance Studio 6:30—8:30 p.m.: Wolf Company Players Improv Troupe (grades 6—12) Kelly McAllister, Pluss Theatre Tuesday: Classes Begin Sept. 21 3:45—4:45 p.m.: Disney and Pixar Adventures (ages 4—6) Kate Roselle, Dance Studio 5—6 p.m.: Toy Story Adventures (grades 1—3) Kate Roselle, Dance Studio 4—6 p.m.: Harry Potter, Book 5 (grades 3—6) Crystal Verdon, Pluss Theatre 6—8 p.m.: Audition Techniques (grades 6—12) Crystal Verdon, Pluss Theatre
MEET THE FACULTY Patrick Elkins-Zeglarski (Director, The Music Man) has been a resident director at the Wolf Theatre Academy for the last five years. Summer productions include The Wizard of Oz, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing and Noises Off. Other Wolf Theatre Academy directing credits include Into the Woods, Peter Pan and The Wizard of Oz. Patrick, who came to Denver from San Francisco, holds an MFA in theatre for youth and a BA in theatre education. He has served as a theatre artist in residence in Arizona, California, Iowa and Oklahoma. His process project work has received two grand prize awards from Bravo Cable Network’s National High School Theatre Competition, as well as awards and citations in festivals and competitions. Patrick has also been a teaching artist for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
ment, headed the school touring program, and developed the New Stage Summer Acting Intensive for students in grades 1-12. Some of her favorite directing credits include Wind in the Willows, Fiddler on the Roof, Jr, Charlotte's Web, Pinocchio, Shakespeare's Sweethearts & Swords, Pirates of Penzance, Jr. and A Christmas Carol. Roselle also worked extensively with the Mississippi Arts Commission as a grant panelist and workshop leader for their Arts in Education program.
Randi Rosen (faculty) grew up working in the New York City theatre scene since the age of five. Since then she has been performing professionally for the past 20 years and has been directing /teaching for the past 15 years. Randi has worked in Theatre (Broadway, Off-Broadway, Regional) film, television, commercials and voice-overs in both New York City and Los Angeles. In Colorado, she played Susanna Walcott in The Crucible at the Arvada Center. Randi has also studied and trained at some of the most highly acclaimed programs in the world. She started studying theater at the Yale School of Drama before she went on to receive her BA in Theater/ Performance from Fordham College at Lincoln Center. She went onto to receive accolades in Oxford / London, including receiving a degree from the British American Dramatic Academy, where she also trained with Theatre de Complicite. She has performed and studied in Amsterdam, through New York University's Tisch School and has trained with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company for over 12 years. Randi has also had the great fortune to learn from and perform with some of our greatest artists such as: Uta Hagen, Betty Buckley, Lawrence Sacharow, Laila Robins, Nathan Lane, Joan Macintosh, Olympia Dukakis and Felicity Huffman. As a director and teacher, Randi has taught acting, musical theatre, audition technique, movement, TV/film and commercial classes at programs throughout the United States. Her most recent directing credits include: 1969, Annie, Legally Blonde, Wicked Oz, High School Musical 1 and 2, Sound of Music, Grease, Hairsprayed, Bye Bye Birdie and A Midsummer Nights Dream. She also specializes in private coaching. Some coaching includes: working on monologues with performers (kids auditioning for colleges/ professional programs) and coaching actors for TV, Film and Theater auditions. Randi’s high energy, love for performing and experience have proven to be a hit with performers across the country.
State University. Kelly is an actor, director, playwright and experienced theatre teacher. He has taught extensively for the Wolf Theatre Academy for the last few years and directed popular productions of Arsenic and Old Lace, Greater Tuna and Complete Works of Shakespeare, Abridged for the Wolf Company Players. He has also taught for the Renaissance Program in Boulder. His bi-coastal credits include theatre classes in New York City for the Hope Theatre, Synapse Productions and Expanded Arts as well as California credits at Small World Schools, Children’s Theatre Workshop and The Western Stage. Kelly was a reviewer for nytheatre.com and won playwriting awards at the NY Innovative Theatre awards and the NYC International Fringe Festival. Kelly is also a former full-time school teacher.
Crystal Verdon (faculty) holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Concordia University in Irvine, California. Crystal has taught and directed for the Wolf Theatre Academy for the last three years since moving to Colorado from San Diego, where she taught drama and specialty classes such as Shakespeare, Stage Combat, Movement for Actors, and Storydrama for almost a decade. In San Diego she taught extensively with San Diego Junior Theatre (the oldest continuing children's theatre program in the country) as well as working with theatres including The Old Globe, North Coast Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Lamb's Players Theatre, and 6th @ Penn Theatre. She was Program Manager at Playwrights Project and, while in Colorado Springs, was a public school drama director and the Theatre Education Coordinator for the CS Fine Arts Center, expanding their educational offerings and writing Museum Theatre curriculum. She has also worked extensively as an actor in San Diego and Denver, including performing at MACC with the Denver Children's Theatre.
Kate Roselle (faculty) is a director and teacher who has been working with young actors in Denver since she arrived here two years ago. In Colorado, she has previously taught with the Denver Center Teaching Academy and the Arvada Center, and directed for Curious New Voices at Curious Theatre Company. Prior to her move, Roselle was Education Director at New Stage Theatre in Jackson, MS where she taught acting and workshop develop-
Steve Wilson (Executive Artistic Director and Wolf Theatre Academy Director, MACC) holds an M.F.A. in acting from the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver and a B.F.A. in drama from the University of Southern California. He has been an artist-in-residence throughout the Cherry Creek and Denver Public School Districts, and was the high school theatre teacher and Performing Arts Chairman at St. Mary’s Academy for 10
Kelly McAllister (faculty) holds a BA in Theatre Arts from San Jose
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years. Steve has directed productions at major theatre companies throughout the Denver area, including PHAMALy (Physically Handicapped Actor’s & Musical Artists League), the Bug Theatre Company, Town Hall Arts Center and The Theatre Group. He garnered awards for “Best Director” from both the Denver Post and Boulder Daily Camera as well as two Henry Awards (Colorado’s Tony Award) for “Best Direction of a Musical” for his productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Urinetown for PHAMALy. Steve also won a Denver Post Ovation award as “Best Director of a Musical” for PHAMALy’s Side Show. His acting credits include numerous Shakespeare festivals, the Denver Center Theatre Company, Compass Theatre Company, the Denver Civic Theatre, and the Theatre Group. Steve, who has overseen the development of three theatre companies, is currently MACC’s Executive Artistic Director, the Director of the Wolf Theatre Academy, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Theatre Guild (former six term President) and the Scientific and Cultural Collaborative (current Board co-chair).
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MACC gratefully acknowledges the extraordinary ongoing support of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Thanks to its vital funding, MACC is able to bring you quality programs and events like the ones you enjoy all year. Indeed, without SCFD, the cultural landscape of Colorado’s Front Range would be far less vibrant and diverse. The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) resulted from the 1988 initiative in which Denver voters awarded a one-tenth of 1% sales tax for the direct funding of non-profit cultural organizations within the six metro Denver counties. The funds support cultural facilities whose primary purpose is to enlighten and entertain the public through the production, presentation, exhibition, advancement and preservation of art, music, theatre, dance, zoology, botany, natural history and cultural history. Over the last two decades, hundreds of non-profit arts and science organizations have received funding from SCFD, supporting thousands of programs and events that have been enjoyed by millions of people. Quality programming that MACC offers year-round is made possible through the continued support of taxpayers like you. For more information, please visit the SCFD website at www.scfd.org
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JCC Staff Directory Advertising Marketing Director: Janice Silver, (303) 316-6353 Assistant Marketing Director: Lisa Korsen, (303) 316-6373 Print Manager: Steve Potts, (303) 316-6370
Early Education and Family Programs Director: Caron Blanke, (303) 316-6379 Family Programs Director: (303) 316-6325 Family Programs Coordinator: Jill Katchen, (303) 316-6336 Childcare: Brandy Reed, (303) 316-6315 ECC Principal: (303) 316-6317 ECC Assistant Principal: Freda Edelstein, (303) 316-6378 ECC Administrative: Leah Joffe, (303) 316-6377 ECC Infant/Toddler Coordinator: Stephanie Martin, (303) 316-6326
Camps Central Camp/Youth Services Director: Amy Jacobs, (303) 316-6383 Camp Shai Administrative: Audra Feierstein, (303) 316-6392 Program Registrar: Sandra Yaron, (303) 316-6307 JCC Ranch Camp Directors: Miriam & Gilad Schwartz, (303) 316-6384
Membership JCC Membership Services Director & Front Desk Manager: Kathy Boyle, (303) 316-6302 S&F Center Membership Sales: (303) 316-6308
Recreation Director: Jason McKendrick, (303) 316-6303 Athletics: Yuri Tavbin, (303) 316-6304 Aquatic Director: Rachel Brown, (303) 316-6305 Fitness Coordinator: Erin Crane, (303) 316-6309 Pilates Coordinator: Lisa Tanguma, (303) 316-6402 Front Desk Manager: Jeff Yourtz, (303) 316-6300
Tennis Director: Sam Hitman & Eric Rose, (303) 316-6380 General Manager: Chris Croxton, (303) 316-6380
Seniors Director: Barbara Finkleman, (303) 316-6358 Administrative: Lil Shaw, (303) 316-6359
MACC Staff Directory
HOURS JCC Front Desk (303) 399-2660 Monday—Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
5:30 a.m.—10 p.m. 5:30 a.m.—7 p.m. 1—7 p.m. 7 a.m.—7 p.m.
Sports & Fitness Center Monday—Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
5:30 a.m.—10 p.m. 5:30 a.m.—7 p.m. 1—7 p.m. 7 a.m.—7 p.m.
Rose & Robyn Loup Child Care Center Monday—Thursday Sunday
8 a.m.—8 p.m. 8 a.m.—2 p.m.
9 a.m.—5 p.m.
Tennis Center Oct. 1—April 30 Sunday—Thursday Friday Saturday May 1—Sept. 30 Monday—Thursday Friday—Sunday Saturday
7 a.m.—10:30 p.m. 7 a.m.—6 p.m. 1—10:30 p.m. 7 a.m.—9 p.m. 7 a.m.—7 p.m. 1—7 p.m.
Goldstein Indoor Pool Complete pool schedules are available at the S&F information board or online at www.jccdenver.org Monday—Thursday 5:30 a.m.—9:30 p.m. Friday 5:30 a.m.—6:30 p.m. Saturday 1—6:30 p.m. Sunday 7 a.m.—6:30 p.m
MACC Box Office (303) 316-6360 Executive Artistic Director: Steve Wilson, (303) 316-6363 Assistant Director: Roberta Bloom, (303) 316-6319 Singer Gallery Director: Simon Zalkind, firstname.lastname@example.org Administrative Director: Juliana Guillen, (303) 316-6362 Administrative Coordinator: Brynn Starr Coplan, (303) 316-6386 Production Manager: Emily MacIntyre, (303) 316-6316 Assistant Production Manager: Katie Whitcraft, (303) 316-6328 Director of JAAMM Festival and Special Projects Coordinator: Michael Friedman, (303) 316-6366 Music Coordinator, JAAMM Fest: Elana Newman, (303) 750-5034 Tickets & class registrations: (303) 316-6360
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Monday—Friday, 9 a.m.—5 p.m.; one hour before all performances Closed Saturdays and Sundays except on performance dates.
Singer Gallery Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.—4 p.m. Sundays, 1—4 p.m.
Erev Shimini Atzeret
Wednesday, Sept. 29 Closed at 6 p.m. JCC/MACC S&F Center Closed at 6 p.m. Tennis Center Closed at 6 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 6 JCC/MACC Closed S&F Center 7 a.m.—7 p.m. Tennis Center 7 a.m.—7 p.m.
Erev Rosh Hashana Wednesday, Sept. 8 JCC/MACC Closed at 6 p.m. S&F Center Closed at 6 p.m. Tennis Center Closed at 6 p.m.
Rosh Hashana Hours Thursday, Sept. JCC/MACC S&F Center Tennis Center Friday, Sept. 10 JCC/MACC S&F Center Tennis Center
9 Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Shemini Atzeret Thursday, Sept. 30 JCC/MACC Closed S&F Center Closed Tennis Center Closed
Simchat Torah Friday, Oct. 1 JCC/MACC S&F Center Tennis Center
Closed Normal Hours Normal Hours
Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 25 JCC/MACC Closed S&F Center 7 a.m.—3 p.m. Tennis Center 7 a.m.—3 p.m.
Erev Yom Kippur
Friday, Sept. 17 JCC/MACC Closed at 6 p.m. S&F Center Closed at 6 p.m. Tennis Center Closed at 6 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 24 JCC/MACC Closed S&F Center Normal Hours Tennis Center Normal Hours
Saturday, Sept. 18 JCC/MACC Closed S&F Center Closed Tennis Center Closed
Saturday, Dec. 25 JCC/MACC Closed S&F Center 1—5 p.m. Tennis Center 1—7 p.m.
New Year's Eve
Wednesday, Sept. 22 JCC/MACC Closed at 6 p.m. S&F Center Closed at 6 p.m. Tennis Center Closed at 6 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 31 JCC/MACC S&F Center Tennis Center
New Year’s Day
Thursday, Sept. 23 JCC/MACC Closed S&F Center Closed Tennis Center Closed Friday, September 24 JCC/MACC Closed S&F Center Normal Hours Tennis Center Normal Hours
Saturday, Jan. 1 JCC/MACC Closed S&F Center 1—7 p.m. Tennis Center 1—7 p.m.
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JCC MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION Jewish Community Center and Mizel Arts & Culture Center 350 South Dahlia • Denver, Colorado 80246 • (303) 399-2660 www.jccdenver.org • www.maccjcc.org
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prevailing rates. You will also receive In the Loup magazines, seasonal activity guides and other special announcements and invitations. The membership is non-transferable and fees are non-refundable. The amount of your membership fee in excess of $25 is tax deductible ($35 for individuals, $65 for mini-family, $75 for family, $5 for senior individual and $35 for senior couple).
Please make checks payable to: Jewish Community Center (for JCC classes) or MACC (for art or theatre classes).
How to Register All registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis, so please register early! You must be a JCC Member to register (see below).
Phone Registrations JCC Membership
To register by phone, call the appropriate department (the MACC does not accept phone registrations). You must submit the waiver form below in order to participate in any class or program.
A JCC Membership is a prerequisite for enrollment in any JCC or MACC program. Memberships are available for individuals, couples, families, seniors, and senior couples (children 17 years or younger must join under a family membership.) Membership benefits include the opportunity to enroll in all center programs and activities, special membership invitations and announcements, and mailed copies of seasonal activity guides. If you are not currently a JCC Member, please fill out the membership form in this guide and include it with your registration.
Limited Space/Waiting Lists Please register early to secure your spot. Once a class fills, a waiting list will be created and you will be notified of any openings.
Class Confirmation You will be registered for the class you requested unless you receive a call from us indicating otherwise.
Mail-in or Walk-in Complete the enclosed registration form and include your check, money order or credit card payment for the full amount, plus the JCC Membership fee. Send your form and payment to the JCC, 350 South Dahlia, Denver, CO, 80246, or drop it off at the Center in a convenient drop-off box.
Class Cancellations/Refunds All deposits and fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. The JCC and MACC are unable to credit or refund fees for absences or temporary withdrawals, unless the program is cancelled by the JCC or MACC.
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Continue your JCC Maccabi Experience after the Games NEW this fall at the JCC
JCC Maccabi Teen & Tween Network For Teens Ages 11 —18 NEW • Teen lounge and meeting room at the JCC • Teen and Tween programs • Social and Recreational programs • Leadership Opportunities • Skill Building and Community Service • Israeli Programming & Shabbatons • 2011 JCC Maccabi Games in Israel & the US • JCC Maccabi Arts Fest • and Much More…
For more information call (303) 316-6318
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Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center Mizel Arts & Culture Center 350 South Dahlia Street Denver, CO 80246 (303) 399-2660
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JCC Sports & Fitness Center Our Amenities Include: • 30,000 sq. ft. full-service fitness center • Indoor, outdoor & kiddie pools including Aquafit classes & infancy to adult year-round swim lessons • Cardio Area, Weight Room, Yoga Studio, Pilates Studio, Spinning Studio & Group Exercise Studio • Personal training
• Physical therapy • Sports leagues & programs • Full-size gymnasium with two indoor basketball courts • Childcare • Spa services • Month-to-month memberships • Youth Fitness Area (10+ years)
• Hot Yoga Studio
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Expires: December 31, 2010
THREE DAY GUEST MEMBERSHIP Guest membership must be activated by a S&F membership representative prior to using the club. JCC Sports & Fitness Center • 350 S. Dahlia St. • Denver, CO 80246 • (303) 316-6308 • www.jccdenver.org
Published on Aug 16, 2010