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350 South Dahlia Street • Denver, CO 80246 • (303) 399-2660 • www.jccdenver.org • www.maccjcc.org


2011 JCC ANNUAL DINNER

The Denver Children’s Theatre presents

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Snow Queen

Presenting the Inaugural Hineni Award to Joyce Zeff

by Charles Way Directed by Steve Wilson & Billie McBride

March 13—May 13, 2012

Hineni

“Here I Am – Here I Stand” And Showcasing Shalom Baby Programs RECOMMENDED FOR GRADES K—6, ENJOYED BY ALL!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 Grand Hyatt Hotel 1750 Welton Street Denver, CO 80202 6—7 p.m. Cocktails 7 p.m. Dinner and program BUSINESS ATTIRE Dietary Laws Observed Dinner Chairs: Elise Barish Rich Cohn

Weekday Shows for School Groups Sunday Shows for Families Tickets & Info: www.maccjcc.org or (303) 316-6360

Denver Children’s Theatre presents A Fall 2011 Touring Production of

Tomato Plant Girl by Wesley Middleton Directed by Steve Wilson Recommended for Grades K—5

For table and ticket information, please contact Perri Klein at (303) 316-6334.

Available for Performances at Schools: Weekdays, Sept. 19—Dec. 9, 2011 For reservations call (303) 316-6360

(303) 316-6360 • www.maccjcc.org


Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center About the JCC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–2 Community Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Child Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Family Programs (Prenatal–age 3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–8 Holiday Celebrations and Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–5 Holiday Celebration and Events - South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5–6 Shalom Baby Prenatal Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–7 Shalom Family Parenting Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Shalom Baby Move & Learn With Me Parent/ Caregiver Participation Classes (8 weeks-3 years) . . . . . . . . . .

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Early Childhood Center (ECC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–10 Parent/Toddler Preschool Class (12—24 months & parents) . . . . . 9 Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Youth Programs (5-12 year olds) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11–12 Fall Vacation Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Winter Vacation Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Club J After-school Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Saturday Night Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Youth Adventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Youth Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Teen Programs (11–17 year olds) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13–16 Leadership Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Overnights and Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Health and Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13–14 Community Service/Tikkun Olam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Arts and Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–15 Girls Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 College Prep/Academic Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15–16 JCC Maccabi Games and Artsfest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Babysitting & CPR (11 years-adult) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Sports & Fitness Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19–21 Facility & Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Group Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Pilates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Specialty Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Spa services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Senior classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Aquatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22–23 Aquatics (6 months—3 year olds & parents) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Child & Youth Aquatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22–23 Adult Aquatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Tennis Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

MACC About MACC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Special Events- JAAMM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27–29 Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Authors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27–28 Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Exhibitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Art Academy Classes for Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29–31 Workshops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29–30 Ceramics Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Painting & Drawing Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Wolf Theatre Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32–35 Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32–34 Faculty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Adult Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Adult Athletics – Basketball League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Kabbalah Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

General Information

JFS at the JCC Senior Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17–18 Special Events & Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 On-Going Classes & Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Computer Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Registration Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Fall Hours/Holiday Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Fall Activity Guide 2011 Volume 1, Issue 1 Published two times a year by the Robert E. Loup JCC & Mizel Arts & Culture Center 350 South Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80246

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Online Account Management

About the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center Welcome to all! For more than 80 years, the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center (JCC) has offered social, recreational and educational programs to the

It has never been easier to view all of your transactions, print receipts, pay any outstanding balances, and update your contact information – all online, on a secure, password protected site. Once your account is set up, you will also be able to register for many of our programs online. (Registration options for each program are listed under each program’s section in this guide).

Already have an account?

community. The Center and its programs are open to

To log in, visit www.jccdenver.org, click ‘Member Login’ in the upper right corner of the home page and sign in.

everyone, regardless of religion, ethnicity, gender,

To register a new account:

sexual orientation, or ability to pay.

Visit www.jccdenver.org, click ‘Member Login’ in the upper right corner of the home page.

No 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. Members 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 a $50 gift card for a two-year pre-payment, and a $100 gift card for a three-year pre-payment. Gift cards for seniors are $25 and $50 respectively.

How to Become a JCC Annual Member An annual membership form can be found at the back of this guide, where it can be filled out and faxed, mailed or hand delivered to the JCC. You can also contact the membership office at (303) 316-6308 or register online at www.jccdenver.org, click JCC general info, click membership information and download a membership form.

Sports & Fitness Membership

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Select First Time User Select Next to continue the process Enter Member Number (Can be found on your paper statement) Last Name Date of Birth (As shown in our system) Zip Code Create User ID and Password Select Submit Please update your email address to ensure delivery of monthly statement and communication by selecting Account Information, then Contact Information. • Please enroll in auto payment via credit card or bank account EFT by selecting Account Information, then Billing Information.

Business Office If you are unable to locate your member number for online registration you can request it from the JCC accounting department at accounting@jccdenver.org. Please include your full name and street address and put ‘need member number’ in the subject line of your email. We will respond to your e-mail within one business day. To answer questions about billing, program registration or scholarships, contact our business office at accounting@jccdenver.org or call one of our accounting specialists (contact information below).

Shelley Burnett Accounting Specialist (303) 316-6355 sburnett@jccdenver.org

Judy Swesey Accounting Specialist (303) 316-6369 jswesey@jccdenver.org

Memberships for the JCC Sports & Fitness Center are available for an additional fee. See page 19 of this guide for more details on Center membership, amenities, hours, programs and classes or you can contact membership at sfmembership@jccdenver.org or (303) 316-6308.

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Facility Rentals

Scholarship Assistance

Host your special event at the JCC. Our facility may be the perfect match for your wedding, bar/bat mitzvah ceremony and celebration, birthday party, fundraiser, conference, or meeting. Room space is available for events from 10–380 people. Equipment set up and clean up is included in rental. Multi-use, member, and non-profit discounts are available.

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.

For more information or to reserve your date and receive the full rental agreement including fees, contact Beth Berger. For room photos and description please visit www.jccdenver.org/room-rentals.

People with Special Needs and Disabilities

Beth Berger Operations Director (303) 316-6372 bberger@jccdenver.org

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 Miriam Brizendine Aquatics Director (303) 316-6320 mbrizendine@jccdenver.org For Pool Party Reservations contact Miriam Brizendine.

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.

Yuri Tavbin Athletics Coordinator (303) 316-6304 ytavbin@jccdenver.org For Gym Reservations contact Yuri Tavbin.

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 • Hot Yoga Studio

• Sports leagues & programs • Full-size gymnasium with two indoor basketball courts • Childcare • Spa services • Month-to-month memberships • Youth Fitness Area (10+ years)

OPEN TO EVERYONE • WELCOMING • CONVENIENTLY LOCATED

Complimentary

Expires: December 31, 2011

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


Community Events 2011 JCC Annual Dinner Benefitting programs for children and families Presenting the Hineni Award to Joyce Zeff & showcasing Shalom Baby Programs

Family Programs Melanie Gruenwald Family Programs Director (303) 316-6325 mgruenwald@jccdenver.org

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 Grand Hyatt Hotel; Cocktails 6 p.m.; Dinner and program 7 p.m. Don’t miss this year’s event featuring the inaugural presentation of the Hineni Award to Joyce Zeff in recognition of her outstanding contributions to local and global Jewry. For table and ticket information, please contact Perri Klein at (303) 316-6334.

Jill Katchen Family Programs Coordinator (303) 316-6336 jkatchen@jccdenver.org

Child Care Lisa Castro Director of Childcare (303) 316-6301 lcastro@jccdenver.org

Rose & Robyn Loup Child Care Center at the JCC Walking—8 years (303) 316—6301 Non-member cost: $6.50/hour/first child; $4/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 one-hour/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 10-minute 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 6 weeks—walking (303) 316—6301 $6.50/hour; $3.25/half hour

Melissa Combs South Outreach Coordinator (303) 316-6325 mcombs@jccdenver.org

To register for all Family Programs please contact Jill Katchen at jkatchen@jccdenver.org or (303) 316-6336 or register online at www.jccdenver.org and click “families.” Advance registration is requested for all programs. Participants who show up at the door will be charged guest rates.

HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS AND EVENTS The Maccabeats! Sunday, Aug. 28, 2—4 p.m. Denver Jewish Day School (2450 S Wabash Street Denver, 80231) $18/adult, $12/child, $60 max/family (in advance); $25/adult, $18/child; $100/VIP Package; Children under 3 are free JCC Family Programs and The Jewish Experience present—the Maccabeats! Bring your blankets, bubbles and picnics, and join us on the lawn of Denver JDS for an afternoon of family-friendly entertainment. Register online at www.jccdenver.org.

PJ Library Book Swap Wednesday, Sept. 14, 6—7:30 p.m. JCC, Reading Jungle (room 205) $5/child/JCC, $7/child/guests or “day-of” registration Bring your children and PJ Library books for story time and a chance to trade books that your children have loved and outgrown. If your PJ Library subscription is active or expired, this is a terrific way to give and receive new books for your children’s library. Eat dinner before you come. Dessert will be served.

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.

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Apples and Honey for a Sweet New Year! Sunday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m.—Noon Location and cost: TBD Enjoy a morning of apple picking and honey dipping for young families as we prepare for the High Holiday season.

Family Programs on the Road: Tashlikh in Stapleton Tuesday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m.—Noon $7/child Join Family Programs as we have exciting Jewish adventures around town. Our first stop is The Bluff Lake Nature Center to perform tashlikh, a traditional ritual of casting off one’s sins.

Sukkot Festival Sunday, Oct. 9, 3—5 p.m. JCC $9/person, ages 2 and up,$36 max/family/JCC $11/person, ages 2 and up, $44 max/family/guests Back by popular demand- a family festival celebration, dedicated to the harvest. Meet real farmers, taste seasonal fruits and vegetables, help decorate the JCC’s Sukkah and learn tools and techniques to bring Sukkot alive at home.

Family Programs on the Road: An Edible Adventure Monday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m.—Noon King Soopers (at Leetsdale and Alameda) $7/family/JCC, $10/family/guests Off to the “mmmmm”…market we go with Amy Kaplan, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist and mom of a two-year old. Families will meet at the new King Soopers for a fun and educational shopping trip with their children. Learn how to make shopping more engaging and educational for children, how to read labels, how to determine which substitutions you can make to supercharge a family meal, and also pick out the most healthful snack-foods for your family. A store manager will give us an ‘insiders tour’ and share special treats along the way.

JAAMM Festival Family Concert: Rick Recht Sunday, Oct. 23, 4 p.m.; Door, 3:30 p.m. Soiled Dove Underground, Lowry, 7401 E. 1st Ave., Denver, CO 80230 $9/children under 10, $18/adult Rock out with Rick Recht at our Third annual family concert! Tickets will sell fast, so purchase them early. Rick Recht is the top-touring musician in Jewish music playing over 150 concerts a year in the United States and abroad. Recht is widely recognized for his appeal to youth and family audiences not only as an exceptional musician, singer/songwriter, and entertainer, but as a role model for involvement in Jewish life. Purchase tickets at www.maccjcc.org/jaamm.

Havdalah Disco Party!

Dress your kids to the nines, enjoy a spaghetti dinner, Havdalah and an amazing dance party with a top children’s DJ! Cost includes dinner and entertainment.

StorahTelling Presents: Judah and the Maccabees Sunday, Dec. 11, 9:30—11 a.m. JCC $9 per person, ages 2 and up, $36 max per family/JCC; $11 per person, ages 2 and up, $44 max per family/guests Live, from the JCC, StorahTelling brings alive the story of Judah and the Maccabees. Join your friends for an engaging, dramatic, hands-on Hanukkah experience.

HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS, CLASSES AND EVENTS — SOUTH Mixed-Age Music Class 8 weeks—4 years Sundays, 10—10:45 a.m Session I: Sept. 11—Oct. 16, six weeks; $78 Session II: Oct. 30—Dec. 18, seven weeks; $91 (drop-in available for $17/class) Centerstage Starz Dance Studio, University Blvd. and County Line Rd. 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.

Back-to-School Shabbat Dinner Sept. 9, 5:30—7:30 p.m. Location: TBD You are invited to attend a warm and intimate potluck Shabbat dinner. The cost covers the facility and art projects for your children. Families are encouraged to bring their own candles and Kiddush cups. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 7 to Melissa Combs, (303) 316-6418 or mcombs@jccdenver.org. Once you have registered, you will be contacted about a potluck assignment.

PJ Library Stories in the Sukkah Monday, Oct. 17, 5—7 p.m. Home of Rabbi and Melanie Gruenwald $7/child, $10/adult/JCC; $9/child, $12/adult/guests Join us in the tale of Bubbe Isabella and the Sukkot Cake, while we practice the art of welcoming guests, experience some of the magical customs of Sukkot and enjoy dinner and Sukkot cake, of course! We will be gathering at the home of Rabbi and Melanie Gruenwald. Address will be provided with reservation. Please reserve your spot by Wednesday, Oct. 12 to Melissa Combs, (303) 316-6418 or mcombs@jccdenver.org.

Saturday, Nov. 12, 5:30—7:30 p.m. JCC, Philips Social Hall $10 per child/, $15 per adult/JCC; $12 per child, $18 per adult/guests or day-of

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Israeli Cooking

Breastfeeding

Thursday, Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m.—Noon Cost and Location: TBD

Thursday, Oct. 27, 6:30—9 p.m. JCC, Room 203 $40/JCC; $48/guest

Kids and parents will enjoy mixing and tasting some favorite Israeli dishes. All participants will have a nosh and recipes to bring home after the program. Please reserve your spot by Monday, Nov. 14 to Melissa Combs, (303) 316-6418 or mcombs@jccdenver.org.

Where the Wild Maccabees Are Thursday, Dec. 15, 5:30—8 p.m. The Wildlife Experience $15/adult, $7/child (ages 2 and under are free) - All ages welcome! The night the JCC friends wore their Maccabee suits and made festivities of one kind and another….. our parents called us ‘wild things’ and planned another Hanukah Celebration at the Wildlife Experience! Please join us for latkes, supper and surprises as “the wild things” explore the Wildlife Experience together. Come as you are, or in Maccabee garb. Please reserve your spot by Monday, Dec. 12 with Melissa Combs, (303) 316-6418 or mcombs@jccdenver.org.

SHALOM BABY/PARENTING CLASSES Registration is required for all Shalom Baby and Parenting programs. Please contact Jill Katchen at (303) 316-6336 or register online at www.jccdenver.org.

SHALOM BABY PRENATAL Prenatal Yoga Adults Wednesdays, 6—7 p.m. (Six-week sessions beginning Oct. 5, no class 10/12) JCC, Room 203 $48/S&F members; $78/JCC; $94/guest (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 prenatal yoga for nine years is trained is Iyengar yoga and is a massage therapist and a registered nurse. Sessions will be six weeks long and will be an ongoing as long as we have enough people to run the class. Participants will be prorated if they join in the middle of a session.

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.

Bootcamp for New Dads Wednesday, Nov. 2, 6:30—9 p.m. JCC, Room 205 $30/JCC; $36/guest 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 and Mayhem: The Realities of Motherhood Wednesday, Nov. 2, 6:30—9 p.m. JCC, Board Room $30/JCC; $36/guest 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.

BabySafe Thursday, November 10, 6:30—9 p.m. JCC Boardroom $40/JCC; $48/guest Prepare 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 from local pediatricians.Valuable information about the issues new parents often face during the first few weeks of their baby’s life is included.

ABC’s of Financial Planning Jewish Baby University Fall series: Oct. 24, 26, Nov. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16 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.

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Thursday, Nov. 17, 6:30—9 p.m. JCC Board Room $40/JCC; $48/guest Diapers, bottles and gear oh my! Becoming a parent is one of the most rewarding experiences you will have, yet also one of the most expensive. It is overwhelming to understand the changes required to your saving and spending patterns and the everyday costs of having a child, planning for preschool/grade school and for many parents, saving for college. It's also critical to plan for how your children will be taken care of in the event of a loss of a family member. Seth Davis is a Certified Financial PlannerTM who spends much of his time working with younger families. He will provide a solid overview on the financial topics you need to know about and answer any questions you may have.

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Jewish Baby University PLUS

$150/JCC; $180/guest – 15 class punch card

The complete package: JBU, Breastfeeding, Babysafe and the ABC’s of Financial Planning, Cost: $225. JBU and JBU Plus are eligible for a 50% discount up to $100 off, through MazelTot.org.

Join Allison Wheeler, owner of Stroller Strides in Washington Park, for an early morning workout that includes interval and resistance training and core conditioning. All you need is a mat or towel for ground exercises, a stroller and of course, your baby!

Sibling Rivalry: How to Increase Shalom in the Home For Parents of Children Preschool to School-Age Thursday, Nov. 10, 6:30—8 p.m. JCC, Reading Jungle (Room 205) $10/person Sibling rivalry has been around since the days of Cain and Abel and yet parents still struggle with how to handle conflict when it comes to their children. If you are wondering how to decrease the tattle-telling, bickering and all out wrestling matches between your children this class is for you. Amy Topelson, child and family therapist and mother of two will provide an interactive class on this topic giving you several new strategies to try at home.

Working Moms Network (WoMeN): Mom’s Night Out Thursday, Dec. 8, 6:30—9 p.m. Stella J Coffeehaus (1476 S. Pearl St., Denver, CO 80210) Working moms: put away the handhelds, have someone else get the children to sleep and let’s get together and talk. Hanukah, the holiday of dedication, reminds us to re-dedicate some time for ourselves and create space for us to engage in personal growth.

MOVE & LEARN WITH ME (PARENT/CAREGIVER PARTICIPATION CLASSES) Music, Tumbling, Art, Cooking, Sign Language, Stroller Strides, Yoga….All classes require pre-registration. We offer a 25% discount for multiples and siblings and allow families to “drop in” on a Move and Learn class for $17 (normally $13) per class, as long as that class already has the minimum number of participants needed to run the class. There are no refunds for missed classes but if you choose to come for a makeup in one of our other classes, we’d love to see you! 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 www.jccdenver.org under “families.”

Session I: Sept. 1—Oct. 12, five weeks (no classes Sept. 4 and 5 or 29 and 30) $65/JCC; $78/guests Session II: Oct. 24—Dec. 18, seven weeks (no classes the week of Thanksgiving) $91/JCC; $109/guests *There is an additional $10 materials fee for Artistic Tots & Baby Sign Language

BABIES (Ages 8 weeks to Pre-crawling)

SHALOM FAMILY PARENTING PROGRAMS Tumble Bugs Lunch and Learn: Building Confident Kids Thursday, Sept. 1, 11:30 a.m.—1 p.m. JCC $10/person Ever wonder when to intervene and when to let go when your child is struggling? You are not alone. This class will focus on answering that question along with giving you tools to help raise confident kids. Bring a sack lunch for an informal discussion lead by child and family therapist and mother of two, Amy Topelson.

Working Moms Network (WoMeN): Finding Personal Renewal in the New Year Thursday, Sept. 22, 6:30—8:30 p.m. Home of Nhi Aroheim (South Metro Denver) $10/person Every year, the holidays sneak up on us before we have the chance to take a breath. Please join other working moms for reflection and conversation as we head into the Jewish New Year.

Stroller Strides Sundays, Tuesdays, and/or Thursdays, 9:30—10:15 a.m. Crestmoor Park (Cedar and Locust) $17/JCC; $20/guest – daily drop in $120/JCC; $144/guest – 10 class punch card

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Mondays, 11:30 a.m.—12:15 p.m. JCC, Phillips Social Hall 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.

Boogie Babies Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.—12:15 p.m. JCC, Room 203 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!

Infant Massage/Post-Partum Yoga Beginning Oct. 28 (session two only), Fridays, 12:30—1:15 p.m. JCC, Room 203 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.

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TOTS JR. (Crawling—16 months)

Mini-Tumbling Tots Mondays, 10:30—11:15 a.m.; Thursdays, 11:30—12:15 p.m. JCC, Phillips Social Hall 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.

Jammin’ Tots Crawling—3 years Wednesdays, 9:30—10:15 a.m. JCC, Room 203 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. We also offer Jammin’ Tots Jr. on Tuesdays for the toddler just starting to crawl or walk.

Jammin’ Tots Jr. Crawling—14 months Beginning Sept. 13, Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.—12:15 p.m. JCC, Room 203 For the toddler just starting to crawl or walk, 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.

Baby Sign Language 9—18 months Sundays, 10:45 11:30 a.m. JCC, Room 203 $10 materials fee Learn to communicate with your child and give them the tools to communicate with you, using simple, everyday signs that could potentially alleviate frustration, tantrums ad physical aggression in your toddler. Each class will feature a theme (food/eating, getting dressed/going to bed, family, animals, etc.) and will introduce a handful of signs most often used.We will then spend time participating in activities, songs and stories which give the child and caregiver an opportunity to practice their new “words.”

Sticky Fingers Cooking! 2—3 years Tuesdays, 11 a.m.—noon JCC, Room 208 Sessions I: $80/JCC; $96/guest Session II: $112/JCC; $134/guest Sticky Fingers is a local cooking school where young children can whisk, julienne and fold to their heart's content, and parents don’t have to clean up the mess! Sticky Fingers Cooking enthusiastically believes that kids, who are involved in tasting flavorful foods and are a part of preparing what they will put in their mouth, will develop into wellrounded, adventurous eaters. We invite parents and their kids to cut, fix, nibble and share their creations each week. Participants will receive healthy recipes to try at home.

Maxi-Tumbling 18—36 months Thursdays, 10:30—11:15 a.m. JCC, Phillips Social Hall This class is for the older toddler who is a confident mover and shaker and needs some extra room to explore. Cooperative games with children of a similar age are introduced with parental/caregiver support, as well as different movement concepts – “under/over/through,” “crawl/walk/jump,” “backwards/forwards,” etc.

Mixed-Age Music Newborn—4 years Sundays, 8:30—9:15 a.m.; Tuesdays, 10:30—11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, 10:30—11:15 a.m. JCC, Room 203 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.

TOTS (17 months—3 years)

Artistic Tots: A Whole Body Experience 16 months—3 years Beginning Sept. 12, Mondays, 9:30—10:15 a.m. JCC, Room 203 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.

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PARENTING—PARENT-CHILD PROGRAMS

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Early Childhood Center (ECC) Freda Edelstein ECC Assistant Director (303) 316-6378 fedelstein@jccdenver.org

Stephanie Martin ECC Assistant Director (303) 316-6326 smartin@jccdenver.org

Ann Chesson ECC Administrator (303) 316-6377 achesson@jccdenver.org preschool@jccdenver.org

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. 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 children’s natural curiosity. Our Judaic curriculum is interwoven in all that we teach. 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 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 and is co-constructed by children and teachers.

Openings are still available in ECC classes for the 2011—2012 school year. Please call Ann Chesson at (303) 316-6377 to register. 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. Our caring and experienced staff encourages joy for 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.

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. Fridays bring a special celebration of the Sabbath with school–wide group singing, concerts, where parents are encouraged to attend.

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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 education.

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 Involvement Committee (PIC) counts on parent involvement to enhance various aspects of our community through fundraising, special events and parent education. 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 Melanie Gruenwald, JCC Family Programs director, 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. on Mondays during the nine-month academic year. Tuition is $123/month.

Unless otherwise indicated, children must be the age of the program by Oct. 1, 2011.

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Preschool Infant Plus (12 weeks by Oct. 1, 2011) 12 weeks—12 months Monday—Friday, 7 a.m.—6 p.m. $1,546/cash/check or $1,577/credit/debit, per month Toddler Plus (must be 12 months by Aug. 22, 2011) 12—23 months Monday—Friday, 7 a.m.—6 p.m. $1,430/cash/check or $1,480/credit/debit, per month Toddler Full Day (must be 12 months by Aug. 22, 2011) 12—23 months Monday—Friday, 9 a.m.—3:30 p.m. $1,130/cash/check or $1,169/credit/debit, per month Toddler 2 Days (12 month class) 12-23 months Tuesday/Thursday, 9 a.m.—12:30 p.m. $366/cash/check or $378/credit/debit, per month Toddler 3 Days (12 month class) 12-23 months Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9 a.m.—12:30 p.m. $514/cash/check or $531/credit/debit, per month 2's 2 Days (9 month class) Tuesday/Thursday, 9 a.m.—12:30 p.m. $310/cash/check or $320/credit/debit, per month 2's 3 Days (9 month class) Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9 a.m.—12:30 p.m. $ 2's Full Day (12 month class) Monday—Friday, 9 a.m.—3:30 p.m. $980/cash/check or $1,005/credit/debit, per month 2's Plus (12 month class) Monday—Friday, 7 a.m.—6 p.m. $1,210/cash/check or $1,252/credit/debit, per month 3's 2 Days (9 month class) Tuesday/Thursday, 9 a.m.—12:30 p.m. $293/cash/check or $303/credit/debit, per month

3's Plus (12 month class) Monday—Friday, 7 a.m.—6 p.m. $1,152/cash/check or $1,192/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.

3’s and 4's Mixed-age 3 Days (9 month class) Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9 a.m.—12:30 p.m. $433/cash/check or $448/credit/debit, per month 3’s and 4’s Mixed-age 2 Days (9 month class) Tuesday/Thursday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $293/cash/check or $303/credit/debit, per month 4's 5 Days (12 month class) Monday—Friday, 9 a.m.—12:30 p.m. $625/cash/check or $647/credit/debit, per month 4’s Full Day (9 month class) Monday—Friday, 9 a.m.—3:30 p.m. $922/cash/check or $954/credit/debit, per month 4's Plus (12 month class) Monday—Friday, 7 a.m.—6 p.m. $1,152/cash/check or $1,192/credit/debit, per month

Afternoon Adventure Enrichment Classes 3—5 years Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 12:30—3:30 p.m. $98/per month per class (Cooking class is $103/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!

Monday

Spanish or Music

Tuesday

Movement/Drama or Art

Wednesday

Art or Cooking

Thursday

Spanish or Cooking

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Shalom Club/Hebrew or Scienc

Morning and Afternoon Extended Day Enrichment 3's 3 Days (9 month class) Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9 a.m.—12:30 p.m. $433/cash/check or $448/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. $433/cash/check or $448/credit/debit, per month 3’s Full Day (12 month class) Monday—Friday, 9 a.m.—3:30 p.m. $922/cash/check or $954/credit/debit, per month

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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.:

$54 per month/per day $35 per month/per day $70 per month/per day $110 per month/per day $60 per month/per day

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Youth Programming Ages 5—12 Jason Gold

Children & Youth Programs Coordinator (303) 316-6349 jgold@jccdenver.org

Yuri Tavbin Sports Coordinator (303) 316-6304 ytavbin@jccdenver.org

The JCC is excited to announce new programming for school-aged children 5–12. We will be offering programs designed to facilitate your child’s growth, confidence and imagination. These programs will enable each child to build strong relationships, nurture special interests and develop positive self-esteem.

To register for youth programming contact Jason Gold at jgold@jccdenver.org or (303) 316-6349 or visit www.jccdenver.org.

Gym & Swim Winter Camp 5—8 year olds 1—4 p.m. Session I: Monday—Friday, Dec. 19—23, $160 Session II: Tuesday—Friday, Dec. 27—30, $130 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.

Saturday Night Out Grades K—6 Saturdays (times to be determined), Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, Dec. 10 $25/child; $18 each additional child All four nights only $90/$60 for additional child (must be purchased before the first session) Don’t miss the JCC Saturday Night Out Program! Drop your children off at the JCC for a night of fun for everyone. Your children will enjoy swimming, a pizza dinner, art, games and fun while you’re out and about!

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM Club J After-School Program Grades K-6

Vacation Camps Grades K—6 Do you find it difficult to take days off of work when your child is out of school? The JCC offers year-round vacation options for children 5–12 years old. Your child will enjoy our vacation camps, as each are packed with activities, fieldtrips, fun and friendship!

Fall Break: Oct. 24—28, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.—4 p.m.: $310 Sunrise* 8—9 a.m.: $25 Sunset* 4—6 p.m.: $50 Veteran’s Day: Nov. 11 9 a.m.—4 p.m.: $65 Sunrise* 8—9 a.m.: $25 Sunset* 4—6 p.m.: $50 Winter Break: Dec. 19—23** 9 a.m.—4 p.m.: $310 Sunrise* 8—9 a.m.: $25 Sunset* 4—6 p.m.: $40 Winter Break: Dec. 27—30** 9 a.m.—4 p.m.: $250 Sunrise* 8—9 a.m.: $20 Sunset* 4—6 p.m.: $30 *Sunrise and Sunset drop-in care is based on availability for $7/hour **There is no sunset on the Dec. 23 and 30.

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Club J is a fun, safe and engaging after-school program for elementary school-aged children. Every day we will provide exciting experiences through a variety of programming such as swimming, art, language, sports, cooking, dance, music, tennis, yoga and so much more to enhance your child’s experience in his/her after-school adventures. Most days, each child will be given the option to choose either athletics or other forms of enrichment to match their physical and creative aspirations. Transportation will be offered to many schools in the area at an additional fee.

Weekly Programming*: Monday Relay Races & Fitness Fun or Visual Arts Tuesday Soccer & Tennis (weather permitting) or Language, Cultures and Geography Discovery Wednesday GaGa (Israeli dodgeball) & Kickball or Tactiles, Free Painting & Drawing Thursday Basketball & Volleyball or Musical Exploration Friday Indoor Swimming, Baking Challah & Shabbat Celebration * Programming may be subject to change, outdoor swimming will be used as an option in place of athletics during warm months (weather permitting). Tuition Weekly 2 days 3 days 4 days 5 days Single Day

Transportation $48 $69 $88 $105 $25

No Transportation $36 $52 $66 $80 $19

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We will provide additional program options such as swim lessons, yoga, hip-hop dance and art at a reduced rate!

Rock Climbing Nov. 20; Noon $18/JCC; $21/guest

Swim Lessons:

$10 per day, per session Tuesdays/Thursdays*

Yoga:

$5 per day Thursdays

Reach to new heights in this fun and challenging afternoon of rock climbing. Be sure to bring your muscles and wits as you scale the walls while working with a belay-certified instructor.

Hip-Hop Dance:

$75 per six-week session Wednesdays

Skiing/Snowboarding

MACC Art Academy: $72 per six-week session Mondays** Tuesday & Thursday Back to School Session: Sept. 6—22 $60 Fall Session I: Oct. 25—Nov. 22 $90 Fall Session II: Nov. 29—Dec. 22 $80 *Must sign up for both days each session. Session lengths will vary. **Day and session length may vary For more information, contact Jason Gold at jgold@jccdenver.org or (303) 316-6349

Dec. 11; 7:30 a.m.—6 p.m. Cost: TBD Come celebrate the winter with the JCC as we head out to the mountains for a fun day of skiing/snowboarding. Transportation and full day lessons are included, but don’t forget a sack lunch to eat while we warm up at the lodge.

YOUTH ATHLETICS To register for youth athletics contact Yuri Tavbin at ytavbin@jccdenver.org or (303) 316-6304 or visit www.jccdenver.org.

Youth Basketball Clinic

YOUTH ADVENTURES Grades K-6 Take a walk on the wild side with various programs for your adventurous child. If your child enjoys hiking, biking, rock climbing, snowboarding or skiing we strongly encourage you to sign up for Youth Adventures. Join Jason Gold, Children & Youth Program coordinator, for a day of fun as we board the JCC van to travel to these fun excursions! Buy a Youth Adventure Pass for Biking, Hiking and Climbing. Pre-register for all three events for just $40/JCC; $48/guests – a great savings!

Bike riding Sept. 25; 11 a.m. $12/JCC; $14/guest Are you ready for the first youth adventure with your friends from the JCC? Grab your bike and helmet as we enjoy an epic end-of-summer ride.

Sukkot Hiking Oct. 16; 11 a.m. $15/JCC; $18/guest Do you enjoy getting your shoes dirty as you embark on a new adventure? We will be hiking in the beautiful area of Maxwell Falls just outside of Evergreen. Don’t forget to bring a lunch, water bottle and your camera as we will be taking plenty of pictures of this gorgeous area. When we return to the JCC you can meet up with your family and enjoy the Succot Festival featuring an awesome concert, games and so much more to celebrate the holiday, since your admission into the festival is included with the hike!

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5—11 years Five Mondays, Sept. 13—Oct. 11, 5—6 p.m. $55/JCC; $45/S&F; $65/guest 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.

Pee Wee Basketball 4—5 years Sundays, Nov. 14—Jan. 9, Noon—3 p.m. $70/JCC; $50/S&F; $84/guest 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 Maccabi Youth Basketball League 6—11 years Nov. 1—Jan. 9 $95/JCC; $75/S&F; $115/guest 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.

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Teen Programs Ages 11—17 Jamie Skog

Teen Coordinator (303) 316-6391

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Fridays at the J Sept. 2—23, Oct. 28, Nov. 11—Dec 16 4—6 p.m. $36 for the semester punch card or $5/drop-in JCC Come relax at the JCC after a long week of school. Grab a snack, go play in the gym or participate in one of our projects! Bring friends and join the group of teens that already come weekly. New projects include:

Sept. 2 The JCC Maccabi Teen Network is a resource for all Denver Jewish teens. The JCC Maccabi Teen Network provides new and engaging programs geared specifically to teens. Building on the success of the 2010 Denver JCC Maccabi Games, the JCC Maccabi Teen Network encourages Denver teens to deepen the relationships formed through the Games as well as provide a context for creating new friendships. These programs also welcome teens and tweens who have not previously been involved with the Games but are interested in connecting with their peers in a Jewish environment. In addition to a variety of program offerings, a space dedicated to the teens (the Teen Lounge) is located on the second floor of the JCC across from the Singer Gallery.

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES JCC Maccabi Teen Fellowship Apply to become part of the JCC Maccabi Teen Fellowship. By participating in the program you will be eligible to receive a stipend towards a variety of JCC Teen Programs and amazing leadership growth opportunities. Teens involved in the fellowship will choose a focus and then be involved in planning programming in this area. Four focus areas include: Health and Fitness, Arts and Culture, Community Service and Israel. The group will have leadership meetings on the first Tuesday of the month from 6–7:30 p.m. Applications will be available late Aug., and are due Sept. 25. Teens interested in the Fellowship are encouraged to attend the Teen Leadership Retreat (See Below).

Teen Leadership Retreat Aug. 27—28 Calling any teen that is interested in talking part in the leadership of the JCC Maccabi Teen Network. At this retreat we will bond as a group and help to create an action plan for the upcoming academic year. You will help to plan and organize activities for the second semester of the program. If you are hoping to apply to become a JCC Maccabi Teen Fellow it is strongly suggested that you attend the leadership retreat.

Shabbaton Planning Committee Grades 9—12 This year Ranch Camp will host the first ever Middle School Shabbaton. Planning and running this weekend an amazing leadership opportunity for high school students. We will meet weekly leading up to the program in order to plan and organize this event. During the weekend you will be leading the programming and working with the middle school tweens. This will be a great skill-builder, so join in the fun!

Meeting dates: Mondays, Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 6—7:30 p.m.

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Sept. 9, 16, 23 Oct. 28, Nov 4, 11, 18

Dec. 2, 9, 16

Recycle Clothing (Revive an old handbag or jewelry by giving it some new flare) High Holiday Cooking (Prepare some great holiday classics) Bowl Making for Empty Bowls Project (Craft handmade bowls that will be used in a fundraiser for the homeless before Thanksgiving) Hanukkah Social Action Project (Give back to those in need during the holiday season)

OVERNIGHTS AND PROGRAMS Ranch Camp Style Shabbat Dinner Sept. 9, 7—9 p.m. $15/person JCC Join us for an end of summer Ranch Camp style Shabbat! Enjoy a Ranch Camp style Friday evening service, dinner & even Israeli dancing!

JCC Lock-ins Sept. 24—25 and Dec. 3—4 7 p.m.—9 a.m. Price: TBD JCC Looking for something to do on a Saturday night? Join us for middleschool lock-ins at the JCC this year. Please look at the JCC website for more up-to-date information as the dates approach.

Ranch Camp Shabbaton Grades 6—8 Nov. 4—6 Friday, 4 p.m.—Sunday, Noon $100/person JCC Ranch Camp Didn’t get enough of camp while you were there for the summer? Join us for the first ever JCC Ranch Camp Shabbaton! Join us as we head back for a weekend filled with adventure and fun!

HEATH AND FITNESS Teens Tri! Sept. 5, 9:30—11:30 a.m. $15/person JCC

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Come challenge yourself! Compete in a Teen Triathlon in and around the JCC. While this might not be an Ironman, you will feel accomplished when you complete this race. Starting at the JCC, you will swim for 500 yards (20 laps), followed by an eight mile bike ride and one mile run.

Winter Sports Teen Conditioning Course Sept. 13—Oct. 11 Tuesdays, 6—7 p.m. $30/five-week session JCC Gym Calling all perspective winter athletes! Make sure you are ready for your winter sport tryouts. Join us for this five-week sports conditioning course. You will increase your cardiovascular endurance to ensure you are able to put your best foot forward at tryouts.

Teen Yoga Sept. 19—Oct. 17 Every Monday, 5:15—6:15 p.m. $30/five-week session Yoga Studio

Spinning Course Nov. 2—Dec. 7 Wednesdays, 6:30—7:30 p.m. $30/five-week session JCC Spinning Studio Work out the day’s frustration by jamming out on the bicycle. Listen to the latest music as you spin in the JCC’s state-of-the-art bicycle studio.

Dodgeball Tournament Dec. 25, 1—4 p.m. $20/team JCC Gym Back for the second year of craziness… get ready to compete in the Christmas Day dodgeball tournament. If you are bored because everything is closed on Christmas, head up to the JCC for what will be a fun-filled afternoon of ducking, weaving and dodging balls. Also, don’t forget about the prize for team with the best costume!

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Melt your frustration away as you relax and center yourself. Come spend an hour in our teen yoga class.

Teens Give Back

Race for the Cure

Beginning Sept. 1 (First Thursday of every month) 6—7:30 p.m. $36/person JCC

Oct. 2 Time: TBD Price: TBD Civic Park, Downtown Denver Join the JCC Maccabi Teen Network and BBYO in their fight against breast cancer. Grab a friend, push yourself, and support a great cause!

Basketball Skills Workshop Oct. 30, 1—5 p.m. $30/person JCC Gym Make sure your skills are in order before you head into the gym for basketball tryouts. Spend the afternoon improving your technique and learning from one of Denver’s best!

Hip Hop Course Nov. 1—Dec. 6 Tuesdays, 6:30—7:30 p.m. $30/five-week session JCC First Floor Studio Want to make sure you have the skills to standout on the dance floor at the next school dance? Sign up for this five-week hip-hop course. You will learn a routine that you will be able to use the next time you are out on the town!

Need to meet a service-learning requirement? Come and earn 45 servicelearning hours this year. We will match you with a volunteer organization where you will pledge to volunteer one hour per week, to a total of 36 hours throughout the year. Every first Thursday of the month, we will have group meetings where we will unpack our experience, learn more about community service and larger world issues. Guest speakers will join us and dinner will be served at each meeting.

Empty Bowl Project Nov. 20 6—7:30 p.m. Price: Recommended $18 donation (or more!) and a non-perishable food item JCC Come help support the hungry right before Thanksgiving! Join us for a bowl of homemade soup and walk away with a handmade bowl. JCC teens will make handmade bowls that will be used to serve dinner. Your donations for dinner and the bowl will go directly to an organization in Denver that will help to ensure that families in need receive a Thanksgiving meal.

ARTS AND CULTURE Teen Pottery Class Mondays, Sept. 12—Nov. 14; 3:30—5:30 p.m. $175/10-week session Instructor: Vicky Smith

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All levels are welcome for this fun and inviting class. The instructor will work with students individually to help them along with their wheel-throwing skills. Working with clay can be both relaxing and rewarding. A perfect supplement for the technological world we live in.

Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girls Thing

Fall Musical Production: Pippin

Grades 6—8 Sept. 18, Oct. 30, Nov. 20, Dec. 18, Jan. 29, Feb. 26, Mar. 18, Apr. 29, May 20 Sundays, 4—6 pm $72/person JCC

Grades 6–12 Pluss Theatre Tuition: $400/JCC, $480/guest (due after audition and casting) See page 33—34 for course details.

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Teen Theatre Series

Student and Parent Panel (for high school seniors)

Hair Oct. 9 6—10 p.m. $45/person Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Aug. 24, 6—8 p.m. FREE JCC

The Public Theater’s new Tony-winning production of Hair is the most electric celebration on stage! This exuberant musical about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old. Hair features an extraordinary cast and dozens of unforgettable songs, including “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” "Good Morning, Starshine" and “Easy To Be Hard.” Its relevance is undeniable. Its energy is unbridled. Its truth is unwavering. It's Hair, and it’s time. This show has a PG-13 rating.

West Side Story Dec. 18 1:30—6 p.m. $45/person Denver Center for the Performing Arts Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to twentieth century New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the“American”Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

GIRLS ONLY Taste of Rosh Hodesh Aug. 29, 6—8 p.m. FREE JCC Grades 6—8, Girls and their moms Mothers and Daughters- come join us for a taste of “Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing.” This program is a monthly meeting for middle school age girls. The girls will create a safe space in the group and develop a community where they can openly discuss and learn about topics and issues that take place throughout their adolescence. This “Taste Meeting” will give mothers and daughters a chance to see what the year long program will look like.

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The big question: What will you do after you graduate? Listen as a panel of Denver students, who chose a variety of options, discuss their posthigh school experiences both in college and out of college. Parents will have the chance to hear a panel discussion of featuring other parents who have recently gone through the college application process. Additionally, a representative from Kaplan Test Prep will give a lecture titled Paying for College without Breaking the Bank. college application process.

Practice Kaplan ACT class Aug. 28, 10 a.m.—2 p.m. Test Results returned on Sept. 1, 6—7 p.m. FREE JCC Take a free practice ACT offered by Kaplan Test Services! Get an idea of how you will score on the test so you know exactly what subjects and skills to study.

Kaplan ACT Prep Course Sept. 11—Oct. 18 Sunday afternoons, 1—5 p.m (Sept. 9, 25, Oct. 9, 16) Tuesday evenings, 6—9 p.m. (Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18) $499/person JCC Want to improve your ACT score before submitting your college application? Join us for the Kaplan ACT Prep Course and brush up on your test-taking skills and course knowledge.

College Application Workshop- Two offerings Don’t get overwhelmed by the college application process! Come learn from a specialist as you develop a resume, write an outstanding essay, acquire the best recommendations possible and prepare for college interviews.

Students planning on applying by the Early Application Deadline Sept. 25, 10 a.m.—1 p.m. $20/person Students planning on applying by the Regular Application Deadline Nov. 13, 1—4 p.m. $20/person

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Finals Study Night at the JCC Dec. 11, 5—9 p.m. FREE JCC Need a place for your study group? Instead of cramming around the kitchen table, come to the JCC to study for your finals. There will be volunteers with expertise in various subject matters on hand in order to answer your questions. Additionally, relax for a few minutes as you enjoy a chair message and some freshly baked brownies!

JCC MACCABI GAMES AND ARTSFEST Gear up for JCC Maccabi 2012! Come compete with Jewish teens from all over the world. This year we will also be sending a delegation to participate in JCC Maccabi Artsfest.

2012 JCC Maccabi Games and Artsfest Aug. 5—10, 2012 Location: TBD Cost: Please check website for the most up-to-date information Ages 13—16 (Age as of July 31, 2012), Registration opens: Nov. 1, 2011

Maccabi Tryouts Dates Nov. 6 & 13, 2011 Please check website closer to the date for specific team sport tryout times. COMING SOON! Denver

JCC Young Shaliach

Starting this fall the Denver JCC will host Noam, a Young Shaliach from Israel. Our new Shaliach will work to bring a taste of Israel to Denver enabling our teens to see the country in a new light. Please watch out for upcoming programming planned by our new Shaliach.

Adult Programming Yuri Tavbin Sports Coordinator (303) 316-6304 ytavbin@jccdenver.org

Dr. David Sanders Director of Kabbalah Experience (303) 758-8996 dsanders@jccdenver.org

ADULT ATHLETICS Fall Men’s Basketball League 18 years—adults Thursdays; call for time Gym $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.

KABBALAH EXPERIENCE Soul: Introduction to Unseen Reality

BABYSITTING & CPR

Adults Tuesdays, Sept. 20—Dec. 13 (12 sessions), 6—7 p.m.

Babysitting

Advanced Kabbalah Class

11 years—adult Sunday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m.—4 p.m. $70

Adults Wednesdays, Sept. 21—Dec. 14, 12:30—1:30 p.m. $250/ongoing student; $200/new student (enroll via the JCC registrar office or www.kabbalahexperience.com)

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 jscott@jccdenver.org (preferred) or call (303) 316-6315 to register.

CPR & First Aid Certification 12 years—adult Sunday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m.—5 p.m. $75 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 jscott@jccdenver.org (preferred) or call (303) 316-6315 to register.

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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 members ($36).

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JFS at The JCC, Senior Connections

grams. Active Minds believes in lifelong learning and fostering active minds for life. Sponsored by JFS at the JCC. RSVP not required. Contact Lil at (303) 316-6359.

SPECIAL EVENTS & PROGRAMS Suzi Malman Seniors Department Coordinator (303) 316-6358 smalman@jccdenver.org

For more information on specific programs, check the monthly from Oy to Joy, Eloup and other JFS at the JCC and JCC publications for future special events, holiday celebrations, outdoor activities and social mixers.

Ongoing Classes & Clubs Lil Shaw Seniors Department Administrator (303) 316-6359 lshaw@jccdenver.org

Movie Mondays First Monday of each month, 12:30 p.m. Senior Lounge Free Catch a current, classic or Jewish-themed film every month! Check from Oy to Joy for titles.

NEW! The JCC, in cooperation with Allied Jewish Apartments, is offering excursions. Be sure to look at the daily JCC schedule and the Allied schedule for trips being offered. The AJA will provide the transportation and pick up at the JCC. Call Suzi for more information at (303) 316-6358.

JFS at the JCC Do you have questions about where to turn or what other programs and services are offered in our community? The JCC provides athletic and spiritual programming for adults in our community. For visual, performing and literary arts adult programming, see the MACC section of this guide.

Transportation The Taxi Voucher Program for JFS at the JCC has changed. Only participants of JFS at the JCC can participate and the vouchers/rides are limited to one round trip per week, a maximum of four a month. All rides start at the participant's home and go directly to the JCC, and then back again. There will not be stops along the way. The vouchers cost $2.50 for each direction. If you cannot drive, or use of public transportation is a hardship, you qualify for the vouchers. We look forward to driving you and getting you to your programs! To purchase vouchers or with questions, please contact Lil at (303) 316-6359 or Suzi (303)316-6358.

Senior Forum

Let's Write with Susan Jacobs 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. We encourage new players to attend. Tables will be set up for groups of four or more.. Lessons can be arranged for groups of four or more people. Call (303) 316-6358 for more information.

Kosher Lunch Program Monday—Friday, 11:45 a.m. Perlmutter Room Donation: $2.50/individual Enjoy a mid-day meal complete with lively company and table service.

2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at 10:15 a.m.

Poker, Poker, Poker!

Spend your Tuesday mornings learning about everything from global policy to medicine to world travel! Each week features a different program. There will be live entertainment featuring musicians, dancers, singers and actors.

Tuesday—Friday, 12:30—3:30 p.m. Phillips Social Hall Looking for new players. Men and women are invited to join this lively group. Drop in on Tuesday–Friday

Active Minds

Schmooze Group with Susan Jacobs

The first Tuesday of every month, Active Minds will present a program at the JCC. This program is open to the public. Active Mind’s mission is to expand lives and minds by providing outstanding education pro-

Second & Fourth Tuesdays of the month, 12:30 p.m. Free

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Discuss the issues of the day with this dynamic group.

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Yiddish Club – Lomir Redn Yiddish

Senior Computer Classes

First and third Tuesdays of the month JCC 12:30—2 p.m. $5/session. Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359

Every Monday $30/month; Payment required in advance For more information call (303) 316-6358.

Join Rosalyn “Reyzele” Kirkel at the “Lomir Redn Yiddish” club and have fun speaking Yiddish. Whether you are a fluent speaker or a beginner, you are welcome. Reyzele is a native Yiddish speaker from Lithuania (Lita) and loves to speak Yiddish.

In this class you will learn about the different components to a computer including the CPU, keyboard, mouse and monitor. You will learn how to power the computer on and off, use the mouse and the keyboard and how to navigate through the traditional Windows™ environment. This class if for beginners who are not familiar with a computer and want to see what the hubbub is about.

Professional Foot Care Clinic Third Wednesday of the month, 9 a.m.—2 p.m. Senior Lounge $16/session By appointment only; call Jacque at (303) 914-8515. Knitting for Israel Wednesdays, 10—11:30 a.m. Free Perlmutter Room

Introduction to Computers (60 min): 9-10 a.m.

Introduction to Internet & Email (60 min): 10:15—11:15 a.m. In this class we will cover safety on the internet for older adults, what a web browser is, how to Google™ something and how to set up an email account. This class is for beginners who have taken Introduction to Computers or who are already familiar with the components of a computer and how to use them.

Continuing Computer Education for Seniors (90 min): 11:30 a.m.—1 p.m.

Join in for a stimulating afternoon playing bridge. If you need to join a group or have a group that would like to join us, call (303) 316-6359.

This class is for those people who would like to continue to practice the skills they learned in our introductory classes or elsewhere in a helpful classroom environment. This class will be guided by what the students wish to practice or learn more about including but not limited to Microsoft Word™ and Excel™, inserting files and images into emails, retrieving files and images received in emails and internet research for news, health and other topics of interest to the class. Introduction to Computers and Introduction to the Internet or applicable experience required before taking this class.

Short Story Literature Group with Susan Jacobs

Laptop Club (90 min): 1:30—3 p.m.

Every other Thursdays, 10—11:30 a.m. Senior Lounge Free

Bring your laptop and join us in the seniors lounge. Topics will be driven by the students’ needs in the class. Whether you wish to start your own poetry blog, download e-Books from the library or book your next vacation to see the grandkids, this is the place to do it all from the comfort and safety of your own computer.

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. Phillips Social Hall

This group selects literary works, short stories, memoirs and other works to read and discuss.

Current Events Facilitated by Susan Jacobs Fridays 9:30 a.m. Senior Lounge Free Join this provocative enjoyable stimulating experience. Your thoughts and idea are valuable to us.

Taste of Shabbat Kosher Lunch Program Fridays, 11:45 a.m. Perlmutter Donation: $2.50/individual. Get into the Shabbat spirit a few hours early each week with a delicious lunch.

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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 jsilver@jccdenver.org.

Denver Jewish Community Reads MEET THE AUTHOR

Day Af ter Night by Anita Diamant Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Phillips Social Hall, JCC $5/general admission

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Sports & Fitness Center Rachel Brown Sports & Fitness Operations Director (303) 316-6305 rbrown@jccdenver.org

Jason McKendrick Membership Director (303) 316-6302 jmckendrick@jccdenver.org

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and Technogym Machines Weight Room featuring Cybex, FreeMotion and more Group Exercise Studio Brand new Spinning Studio and Hot Yoga Studio Pilates Studio with Allegro, Tower & Chair machines Child Care Center Separate locker rooms for adults, children and families 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 Handicap accessible Complimentary towel service

Group Classes Amanda Hendren Member Services Coordinator (303) 316-6310 ahendren@jccdenver.org

Lindsey Holben Membership Sales (303) 316-6308 lholben@jccdenver.org

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, NIA, Tai Chi and low impact Aerobics — all taught by certified instructors. Most group exercise classes are complimentary with a Sports & Fitness Center membership.

Pilates (Equipment Based) 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.

Teri Quince Membership Sales (303) 316-6308 tquince@jccdenver.org

Getting Started on Allegro Machines– New More Affordable Option! Due to the unique movements and specialized equipment, participation in Allegro machine classes requires first taking a Pilates Fundamentals course.

Our Sports & Fitness Center has been completely 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.

Private Fundamentals of Pilates Course Seven one-on-one sessions (50-minutes each) Scheduled at your convenience $350/S&F; $400/non-members Group Fundamentals of Pilates* Eight (50-minutes each) New sessions begin every month $144/S&F; $192/non-members

JCC Sports & Fitness Center For membership information options, please contact (303) 316-6308 or sfmembership@jccdenver.org.

Hours Monday—Thursday, 5:30 a.m.—10 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m.—7 p.m.

Friday, 5:30 a.m.—7 p.m. Sunday, 7 a.m.—7 p.m.

Facility & Equipment The JCC Sports & Fitness Center offers state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment.

• Cardio area featuring Precor, Cybex, Stairmaster, LifeFitness

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Group Classes Schedule Starts: Sept. 6—Oct. 25 Oct. 14—Dec. 2 Tuesdays Fridays 11-11:50 a.m. 4-4:50 p.m.

Nov. 1—Dec. 20 Tuesdays 11-11:50 a.m.

Dec. 9—Jan. 27 Fridays 4-4:50 p.m.

For more information regarding our Fundamentals of Pilates Program contact Rachel Brown rbrown@jccdenver.org. *Group classes may not be suitable for individuals with certain conditions or needs that may require adaptations or special instruction. Those with special concerns should schedule a consultation to determine an appropriate personalized plan.

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After mastering the fundamentals, we encourage you to try our Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Allegro classes. The ability to master movements depends on the individual and there is no set time for advancing through the levels.

Register for Group Allegro, Tower/Chair & Combo Classes Register for classes online up to 24 hours in advance at www.jccdenver.org. We offer four-session packages for $50 or you can drop in for $13 (based on availability). If you need to cancel or make changes to your class, please give 24 hours notice. Class schedules can be found online or at the Sports & Fitness Center.

The Pilates Experiance Sundays, 10:30—11:20 a.m. Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 26 Want to try Pilates for free? 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 are open to the public.

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, heated 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.

Ka-Pow Kickboxing Sept. 12—Oct. 17 Mondays, 9:30—10:30 a.m. $108/S&F members; $132/guest Six-week kickboxing class with fitness professional, Lisa Tanguma. Students will learn correct form using weighted gloves, tubes and other equipment. Get a great cardio workout, have fun and learn kickboxing drills and even a full combination. For more information, please contact Lisa Tanguma at ltanguma@jccdenver.org.

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 12–18. 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

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youth fitness certification is $60. For more information please contact Erin Crane at (303) 316-6309 or ecrane@jccdenver.org.

Fear of Falling Class, Level One Wednesdays, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 11:30 a.m.—Noon $59/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 at the same time. Space is limited. Please call Neil Bogan at (720) 327-5666 or email at nbogan@yahoo.com for questions.

Level Two Fear of Falling Class Wednesdays, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 Noon—12:30 p.m. $59/four classes The advanced Fear of Falling class will take balance and strength to a whole new level. This course is only for those who have completed the level one class or have received a qualifying evaluation by Neil Bogan. This class will challenge your balance and strength to really give you the confidence to take on stairs, curbs and other obstacles that keep tripping you up. Space is limited. Please call Neil Bogan at (720) 327-5666 or email at nbogan@yahoo.com for questions.

Specialized Training for Parkinson’s & Multiple Sclerosis Personal Trainer, Sheila Bellew has been in the fitness industry for 28 years and 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 has been featured on 9News.

Group classes of three people: $25/ person/hour MS clients: $35/half hour session. Personal one-on-one training: $75/hour. For more information, please call Sheila Bellew at (303) 525-7441 or email at sheilabellew4@msn.com.

Muscle Activation Technique MAT restores pain free range of motion blocked by old injuries, misaligned joints and inhibited muscles. Weak or inhibited muscles can cause other muscles to tighten for joint stabilization. MAT focuses on the muscle weakness rather than the muscle tightness. Mike Sosniak, BS, MAT certified, will meet with you one-on-one for a hands on non-invasive technique that will boost athletic and job performance. Please email msosniak@jccdenver.org for more information or to set up an appointment.

Challenge Fitness (Ages 3 and up) Our unique fitness program is designed for people with disabilities. The program allows people with special needs to have the opportunities to belong to a fitness center, exercise, gain social and functional life skills. Some of the activities include: yoga, cardio–circuit training, obstacle

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courses, stretching, balance, weight training, motor and sensory integration activities. Staci Zimmerman, the instructor of the program will meet one on one with each client and/or family, by appointment. Staci has worked at the JCC Sports & Fitness Center, as a fitness instructor for 12 years and has been running the Challenge Fitness program for 10 years. She works in Denver Public Schools as a special educator, and holds a master’s degree in special education, with post graduate hours in autism.“I am passionate about giving people with special needs the opportunity to be involved with fitness and improve their quality of life.”

For more information call (303) 316-6309. Cost: This valuable service if offered for only $10/session with the sponsorship of the Philips Foundation.

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.

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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.

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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.

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 new 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.

Physical Therapy 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.

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 M/W/F, 7—8 a.m. M/W/F, 11 a.m.—Noon Aerobic dance, light weights and fun for all fitness levels.

Arthritis AquaFit M—F, Noon—1 p.m. (sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation) Beneficial joint and range of motion exercises and fun.

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.

Tai Chi Chuan Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Gentle, flowing movement to promote vitality.

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.

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Senior Tone Tuesdays, 10:30—11:30 a.m. Thursdays, 10:30—11:30 a.m. Chair and ball exercise with light weights and bands, along with stretching.

Yoga Level 1 Mondays, 11 a.m.—Noon Wednesdays, 10—11 a.m. Enhance your flexibility and reduce stress.

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Aquatics

Child Aquatics (3-5 Year Old Program)

Miriam Brizendine Aquatics Coordinator (303) 316-6320 mbrizendine@jccdenver.org

(303) 316-6444 Option 1: Swim Safe Academy Option 2: Sea Stars Swim Team Option 3: Birthday Parties and Rentals Option 4: Miriam Brizendine – Aquatics Coordinator LEVEL 1: Jellyfish

Swim Safe Academy Parents must teach their children how to swim for their survival. — Talmud Kiddushin 29B Swim Safe Academy is our small group swim lesson program. Children are divided into small groups by age and ability. Our program emphasizes comfort and enjoyment in the water while also developing stroke technique and lifelong swim skills.

Registration Class size is limited and students are enrolled on a first-come, first-served 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 seven 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.

This level is for the beginning swimmer. Students will learn to float on their front and back as well as how to comfortably go underwater. We emphasize safety and confidence while setting the foundation for more advanced skills.

Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30 p.m. LEVEL 2: Squids This level is for the swimmer who is comfortable in the water and can float independently. In this class, students will begin to learn streamlining, freestyle and the foundations of backstroke.

Sunday, 9 a.m. Tuesday & Thursday, 4 p.m.

Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30 p.m.

LEVEL 3: Octopus This level is for children who can consistently swim freestyle and are ready to start learning side breathing. Students will also work on backstroke progression and be introduced to breaststroke and butterfly kick.

Infant/Toddler Aquatics (6 months—3 years)

Sunday, 10 a.m. Tuesday & Thursday, 5 p.m.

Shrimps (6 months—3 years)

Youth Aquatics (6-12 Year Old Program)

This class is for young children and their parents. The class is designed to teach parents how to have fun with their baby in the water while also introducing important swim skills. Swimmers will work on comfort in the water, floating and gliding with eyes in the water for a short distance.

LEVEL A: Platypus

Sunday, 9:30 a.m.

Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30 p.m.

Lobsters (24—36 months) This level is for swimmers who have graduated the Shrimps level. In this class children swim without their parents in the water and work on unassisted floating, scooping arms and flutter kicks.

Sunday, 9 a.m.

Tuesday & Thursday, 4 p.m.

Sunday Back to School Session: Sept. 4—18, $47/S&F; $62/JCC; $74/guest Fall Session I: Oct. 16—Nov. 13, $75/S&F; $100/JCC; $119/guest Fall Session II: Nov. 20—Dec. 18, $75/S&F; $100/JCC; $119/guest Tuesday & Thursday Back to School Session: Sept. 6—22, $89/S&F; $119/JCC; $143/guest Fall Session I: Oct. 25—Nov. 22, $145/S&F; $195/JCC; $233/guest Fall Session I: Nov. 29—Dec. 29, $145/S&F; $195/JCC; $233/guest Fall Sessions are five weeks. Back to School Session is three weeks.

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Sunday, 9 a.m. Tuesday & Thursday, 4 p.m.

This level is for the beginning swimmer. Students will learn to float on their front and back as well as how to comfortably go under water. We emphasize safety and confidence while setting the foundation for more advanced skills.

Sunday, 10 a.m.

Tuesday & Thursday, 5 p.m.

LEVEL B: Otters This level is for the swimmer who is comfortable in the water and can float independently. In this class, students will begin to learn streamlining, freestyle, and the foundations of backstroke. Students will become more independent in the water as they gain skills.

Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30 p.m. LEVEL C: Manatees This level is for children who can consistently swim freestyle and are ready to start learning side breathing so they can increase their distance. Students will also work on backstroke progression and be introduced to breaststroke and butterfly kick.

Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30 p.m.

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LEVEL 4/D: Hippos (5—12 years)

Adult Aquatics

Students in this level have learned to swim freestyle while breathing to one side; students are now ready to learn how to breathe to the opposite side. Swimmers will also continue to work on their breaststroke and butterfly by adding the correct arms to their kicks.

Arthritis AquaFit Goldstein Indoor Pool M—F, Noon—1 p.m. $50/8 classes/JCC; Free/S&F

Sunday, 9 a.m.

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.

Tuesday & Thursday, 4 p.m.

LEVEL 5/E: Polar Bears (5—12 years) This level is for the most advanced students to work on their technique. Swimmers will work on bilateral breathing, flip turns and all four strokes. 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.

Sunday, 10 a.m.

Tuesday & Thursday, 5 p.m.

Sunday Back to School Session: Sept. 4—18, $47/S&F; $62/JCC; $74/guest Fall Session I: Oct. 16—Nov. 13, $75/S&F; $100/JCC; $119/guest Fall Session II: Nov. 20—Dec. 18, $75/S&F; $100/JCC; $119/guest Tuesday & Thursday Back to School Session: Sept. 6—22, $89/S&F; $119/JCC; $143/guest Fall Session I: Oct. 25—Nov. 22, $145/S&F; $195/JCC; $233/guest Fall Session I: Nov. 29—Dec. 29, $145/S&F; $195/JCC; $233/guest All classes are 30 minutes unless otherwise noted. Fall Sessions are five weeks. Back to School Session is three weeks.

Sea Stars Swim Team & Jr. Sea Stars Swim Team 5—17 years Mondays & Wednesdays; Sept. 12—Dec. 7 4—5 p.m. or 5—6 p.m. $187/S&F; $252/JCC; $305/guest 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. For complete details, call (303) 316-6444 opt. 2 or email swimteam@jccdenver.org.

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.

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.

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.

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Tennis Center Chris Croxton General Manager (303) 316-6380 ccroxton@jccdenver.org

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.

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 monthly payment plan option.

RATES & FEES Indoor Court Rates Winter (Oct. 1—April 30) $16/hour, Value-time (weekdays before 3:30 p.m.) $20/hour, Prime-time (weekdays after 3:30 p.m. and weekends) Outdoor Court Rates $6/hour for hard courts $10/hour for clay courts Ball Machine $2/hour + regular court fee (indoor court only) Guest Fees First three visits: $10/person/reservation After three visits: $20/person/reservation Lesson Rates Please call the Tennis Center at (303) 316-6380 for current rates. The JCC Tennis Center offers drill classes, private lessons, USTA leagues, socials, winter doubles leagues, year–round junior programs and much more. Although most programs are limited to Tennis Center members, some are open to JCC members.

JUNIOR TENNIS CENTER PROGRAMS Junior After-School Classes Tiny Tots 4—5 years Fridays, multi-week sessions, 3:30—4 p.m.

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$120/JCC; $80/Tennis members $25/week/JCC; $15/week/Tennis members (must register for full session) 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, mutli–week sessions, 4:30—5:30 p.m. $25/week/JCC; $15/week/Tennis members (must register for full session) 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.

Hot Shots 8—10 years Monday, Wednesday, multi–week sessions, 4:30—5:30 p.m. $25/week/JCC; $15/week/Tennis members (must register for full session) 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, multi–week sessions, 4:30—5:30 p.m. $25/week/JCC; $15/week/Tennis members (must register for full session) 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.

High School Hitters 14—17 years Monday, Wednesday, multi–week sessions, 5:30—6:30 p.m. $25/week/JCC; $15/week/Tennis members (must register for full session) 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, multi–week sessions, 2:30—4 p.m., 4—6 p.m. & 6—8 p.m. $42/JCC; $32/Tennis members (must register for full session) 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.

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MACC’s Fourth Annual

JAAM M Fe s t i v a l Oct. 22—Nov. 3, 2011 FESTIVAL CALENDAR

Friday, October 28 · Tales from the Jungle Free Storytime, 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, October 2 · Denver Jewish Community Reads Preview Event, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 22 · JAAMM Kick-off: Chen Zimbalista, 8 p.m. · Apples from the Desert, 8 p.m. Sunday, October 23 · Altered Book Workshop with Judith Cassel-Mamet, 10 a.m.—3 p.m. · Myla Goldberg, The False Friend, 10:30 a.m. · Apples from the Desert, 1 p.m. · Rick Recht Family Concert, 4 p.m. · Darin Strauss, Half a Life, 7 p.m. Monday, October 24 · Colorado Authors Program, 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 25 · Stacy Schiff, Cleopatra , 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 29 · Itai Kriss Jazz Quartet Soiled Dove Lowry, 8 p.m. · Apples from the Desert, 8 p.m. Sunday, October 30 · An Adventure with Noah and His Ark, 10 a.m. · Lucette Lagnado The Arrogant Years, 11:30 a.m. · Talia Carner, Jerusalem Maiden , 2 p.m. · Apples from the Desert Pluss Theatre, MACC, 2 p.m. · Delicious Peace Grows in a Ugandan Coffee Bean, 5 p.m. · Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness, 7 p.m. Monday, October 31 · Arthur Ainsberg, Breakthrough, Noon

Wednesday, October 26 · Anita Diamant; Day After Night, Denver Jewish Community Reads, 7 p.m. Thursday, October 27 · Pianist Aviram Reichert with Colorado Chamber Players, 7:30 p.m. · Apples from the Desert, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 2 · Lee Kravitz, Unfinished Business, 7 p.m. Thursday, November 3 · David Bezmozgis, The Free World, 7 p.m. · Apples from the Desert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 12 · JAAMMin’ Music Encore with Abraham Inc., 7:30 p.m.

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a performance and exhibition venue, as well as an educational resource for people at every stage of life.

Located on the JCC campus, MACC (Mizel Arts and Culture Center) is a separate non-profit organization. MACC offers programs in the visual, performing, literary and cinematic arts. For more information on any program or class, to enroll for classes, or to purchase tickets please call the box office at (303) 316-6360 or visit www.maccjcc.org.

Juliana Guillen Administrative Director (303) 316-6362 jguillen@jccdenver.org

Brynn Starr Coplan Administrative Coordinator (303) 316-6386 bcoplan@jccdenver.org Box Office: (303) 316-6360

How to Register

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.

Major MACC Programs Include: • Wolf Theatre Academy: Theatre classes and productions for student performers. See additional information on pages 32—35 of this guide. • Art Academy: Visual arts and pottery classes for adults (year round), teens (fall) and children (summer only). Pages 29—31. • Singer Art Gallery: four—five major visual art exhibitions per year. • JAAMM Fest – Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies & Music: A two week festival, running Oct. 22—Nov. 3, which incorporates the 45th Annual Leah Cohen Festival of Jewish Books and Authors, including numerous author appearances and lectures, plus dynamic concerts by renowned Jewish and Israeli musicians, contemporary Jewish films, an educational workshop, an art exhibit and theatre events www.maccjcc.org/jaamm.

Most classes list both a JCC/MACC member rate and a guest 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 registration and payment can be found on page 1.

• Denver Jewish Film Festival: An 11-day festival in February featuring award-winning films exploring Jewish themes. The 2011 film festival set box office records, drawing over 6000 movie enthusiasts to 22 screenings. Save the date! Feb. 23—March 4, 2012.

The Renovation & Construction of The Elaine Wolf Theatre:

Many of you know that due to a generous gift from Elaine Wolf, our mainstage theatre space (formerly The Shwayder Theatre) is receiving a significant renovation. Those who drive up to the Center will definitely notice a whole new MACC before even entering our lobby. Our new space will include a mezzanine level with additional seating, a new accessible aisle in the orchestra, a new stage floor, as well as new lighting and sound systems. Construction will continue through the fall and early spring semesters, so the theatre will be unavailable for our classes, events or productions during that time. Also note, that our lobby space will be undergoing a big transformation, so please pardon our mess! Weekly updates regarding the construction will be posted on our website (www.maccjcc.org). We eagerly anticipate the opening of the beautiful new Elaine Wolf Theatre in the spring of 2012.

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

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Denver Children’s Theatre (DCT): Adult actors performing for children in a season running from Sept. through May for school and public audiences. Hands-on theatre workshops are also available for students. Our fall touring production, Tomato Plant Girl, is available for performances from Sept. 19 through Dec. 9, 2011. The 2012 mainstage production, The Snow Queen opens on March 13, 2012 for school audiences and on Sunday, March 18 at 1 p.m. for public audiences.

Award Winning Educational Programs The Denver Children’s Theatre (DCT) was honored with a 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.

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Fourth Annual JAAMM Festival Michael Friedman JAAMM Festival Director (303) 316-6366 mfriedman@jccdenver.org

Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies & Music Oct. 22—Nov. 3, 2011 A two week festival, running Oct. 22–Nov. 3, which incorporates the 45th Annual Leah Cohen Festival of Jewish Books and Authors, including numerous author appearances and lectures, plus dynamic concerts by renowned Jewish and Israeli musicians, contemporary Jewish films, an educational workshop, an art exhibit and theatre events. For tickets and information visit, www.maccjcc.org/jaamm or call (303) 316-6360.

AUTHORS 45th Annual Leah Cohen Festival of Jewish Books and Authors 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. 23 and runs through Nov. 3 in the Phillips Social Hall. Author appearances and discussions are slated for the festival period, and a Denver Jewish Community Reads 2011 program for the MACC/JCC communities will run concurrently with JAAMM Fest.

BOOK SALE – Phillips Social Hall Oct. 23—Nov. 3 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.

ARTS

AUTHOR PRESENTATIONS*

Exhibition

Denver Jewish Community Reads 2011 Day After Night by Anita Diamant

During JAAMM Fest, the Singer Gallery will feature an exhibit titled In the Belly of the Whale: Jonah, Joseph, Ruth, Lamentations and the Song of Songs by artist David Wander, whose subject matter offers a fresh and contemporary approach to re-imagining Jewish scripture.

David Wander – In the Belly of the Whale: Jonah, Joseph, Ruth, Lamentations and the Song of Songs October 23, 2011–January 8, 2012 David Wander is one of a small group of contemporary American artists whose in the new millennium. His fresco style works-on-paper pay homage to the biblical story while adding Wander’s own psychological and spiritual insights and interpretations. Many of the drawings are constructed as “accordion” books and can measure up to 50 feet when fully extended. Wander was recently honored by a one-person exhibition at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion Museum.

Workshops Altered Book Workshop with Judith Cassel-Mamet Sunday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m.—3 p.m. Greinetz Art Studio (JCC/MACC Campus) $65 (includes $20 materials fee) Registration required by Oct. 17 Take a discarded book and "up-cycle" it into a work of art using collage and mixed media in this popular and contemporary art form. All art materials are provided. Please bring your lunch and an apron. Call (303) 316-6360 to register now. Judith Cassel-Mamet, is a renowned mixed media artist who works with various book forms. She is a skilled and experienced teacher offering creative classes and workshops for teenagers and adults in a variety of environments. See examples of her work on www.jcmamet.net

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A NY Times Bestselling Author of The Red Tent Author appearance: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Phillips Social Hall $5/general admission Sponsored by Kathy Neustadt and the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature Award winning writer Anita Diamant captivates her readers with a little-known piece of post-World War II history. The novel's story: Four young women miraculously survive the horrors of the Holocaust and make their way to Palestine only to be locked behind barbed wire fences in Atlit, a prison camp near Haifa holding over 200 “illegal Jewish immigrants” that's administered by the governing British Mandate. Haunted by unspeakable memories and losses, the women ultimately find salvation in bonds of friendship. The book's stirring, fictionalized account of an actual prison break (planned by a young Yitzhak Rabin and carried out by the Palmach) is unforgettable and dramatic. Day After Night is a story of tragedy and redemption that brings a moment in history to life in eloquent detail. www.anitadiamant.com

Arrangements for Anita Diamant made through the B’nai B’rith Lecture Bureau. You can purchase Day After Night now at the MACC Box Office! All proceeds go to MACC.

Other JAAMM Festival Author Appearances: Myla Goldberg, The False Friend, Oct. 23, 10:30 a.m. Darin Strauss, Half a Life, Oct. 23, 7 p.m. Colorado Authors Program, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Free Stacy Schiff, Cleopatra, Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Anita Diamant; Day After Night, Denver Jewish Community Reads, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. An Adventure with Noah and his Ark, Oct. 30, 10 a.m. Lucette Lagnado, The Arrogant Years, Oct. 30, 11:30 a.m.

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Talia Carner, Jerusalem Maiden, Oct. 30, 2 p.m. Lee Kravitz, Unfinished Business, Nov. 2, 7 p.m. David Bezmozgis, The Free World, Nov. 3, 7 p.m.

struments. Chen’s music defies classification, combining classical, blues, jazz and rock repertoire ��� a feast for the senses! www.zimbalista.com

*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 $5/general admission unless noted otherwise

Family Concert, Rick Recht, Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Sunday, Oct. 23, 4 p.m.; Doors, 3:30 p.m. Soiled Dove Underground, Lowry, 7401 E. 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80230 $18/adults; $9/children under 10 years

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The top-touring musician in Jewish music, playing over 150 concerts a year in the US and abroad, Recht performs high-energy, interactive family concerts that are a unique blend of original pop songs, Hebrew, Jewish context and social responsibility. www.rickrecht.com

Delicious Peace Grows in a Ugandan Coffee Bean

If you have a child under five years, your family can attend for free! Just register at mazeltot.org and select “use discount” under this event.

MOVIES*

Directed by Curt Fissel USA, 2011, 40 min. Sunday, Oct. 30, 5 p.m. $10/general admission (Includes coffee sampling!) Denver FilmCenter/Colfax - 2510 East Colfax, Denver, CO 80206 Living in the lingering wake of the Idi Amin regime of terror and intolerance, Christian, Jewish and Muslim Ugandan coffee farmers challenged historical and economic hurdles by forming Delicious Peace Cooperative. Their mission was to build harmonious relationships and economic development, and they are succeeding. Partnering with a Fair Trade US roaster, the farmers’ standard of living is improving, peace is flourishing and their messages of peace and fair wages are spreading to their coffee customers in the US. Admission price includes sampling of Miremebe Kawomera coffee from the Delicious Peace Cooperative. Limited supplies will be available for purchase.

Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness Directed by Joseph Dorman USA, 2011, 93 min. Sunday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m. $10/general admission Denver FilmCenter/Colfax - 2510 East Colfax, Denver, CO 80206 Director Joseph Dorman brings us a compelling portrait of the great Yiddish writer, Sholem Aleichem (1859–1916), whose stories of Tevye the Dairyman eventually gave rise to the famous Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof. This documentary reveals Sholem Aleichem as a creative and rebellious genius who used great humor and sensitivity to present both the traditions and painful transformations of the Jewish world he knew.

MUSIC Chen Zimbalista - Percussionist Extraordinaire

Aviram Reichert with Colorado Chamber Players Thursday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m. Hamilton Hall, Newman Center, D.U., 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, CO 80208 $22/general admission; $12/students with I.D. Reichert, a Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Bronze Medal winner, displays his spectacular virtuosity and ravishing tone in two great Beethoven sonatas – the “Moonlight” and the “Waldstein.” He is joined by members of the esteemed Colorado Chamber Players for Brahms’ sublime piano quintet. www.aviramreichert.com www.coloradochamberplayers.org

Itai Kriss Quartet (Jazz Flute, Piano, Bass, Drums) Saturday, Oct. 29, 8 p.m. Soiled Dove Underground, Lowry, 7401 E. 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80230 $20/general admission The quartet’s “tangy exotic flavor” (Downbeat Magazine) comes together in a dynamic fusion of Jazz, Latin and Middle Eastern sounds. Kriss is “ a master of his instrument, with flawless sound and amazing technique…”- AlbanyJazz.com www.itaikriss.com

Abraham Inc. Saturday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. Gates Hall, Newman Center, D.U., 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, CO 80208 All seating reserved; Ticket levels: $33, $39, $45, $49 Presented by MACC in collaboration with Newman Center Presents Klezmer meets funk meets hip-hop! Abraham Inc. features renowned clarinetist, David Krakauer, joining forces with trombonist, Fred Wesley, of James Brown's band and rap artist, Socalled – a multicultural mélange of superb musicianship and great entertainment. www.abrahamincmusic.com

JAAMM Fest Kick-off Event Saturday, Oct 22, 8 p.m. Soiled Dove Underground, Lowry, 7401 E. 1st Ave, Denver, CO 80230 $22/general admission From the Israel Philharmonic and Detroit Symphony to the Kennedy Center, he dazzles audiences around the world with a euphonious mix of pulses and beats cajoled from marimba, bongos and numerous other in-

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THEATRE

David Wander – In the Belly of the Whale: Jonah, Joseph, Ruth, Lamentations and the Song of Songs

Theatre Or* and MACC Present the American Premiere of

Oct. 23, 2011—Jan. 8, 2012 Singer Gallery

Apples From the Desert By Savyon Liebrecht Winner, Israel Best Play, 2006 Sept. 8—Nov. 6, 2011 Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m.** Pluss Theatre, MACC A heartwarming, romantic comedy by one of Israel's best-selling and most acclaimed writers about two generations of women who find their modern voices while navigating through the conflicting forces of tradition and religion. A young, Israeli, religious woman is witnessed breaking a taboo by conversing with a young man at a cinema. Her mother and aunt try to separate the lovers but wind up charmed by the match instead. A hopeful, poignant and surprising play about the unstoppable will of the heart, the love of sisters that overcomes all obstacles and the wonderful taste of apples from the desert. Apples From the Desert is brought to you by the production team behind last year’s box office sell out, The Chosen. For more information or to book tickets visit www.maccjcc.org or call (303) 316-6360.

*Or is the Hebrew word for light; **Jewish Holidays excluded

Exhibitions Simon Zalkind Singer Gallery Director szalkind@jccdenver.org

David Wander is one of a small group of contemporary American artists whose subject matter offers a fresh and contemporary approach to reimagining Jewish scripture in the new millennium. His fresco style workson-paper pay homage to the biblical story while adding Wander’s own psychological and spiritual insights and interpretations. Many of the drawing are constructed as “accordion” books and can measure up to 50 feet when fully extended. Wander was recently honored by a one-person exhibition at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion Museum.

Art Academy Roberta Bloom MACC, Assistant Director & Film Fest Director (303) 316-6319 rbloom@jccdenver.org To register for classes (303) 316-6360

MACC has offered Art classes for adults for over 15 years! Classes are lead by well-known, respected art instructors and students take pleasure in the camaraderie of learning together in a laid back environment. Classes take place in one of two art studios, Greinitz Art Studio and the Frankel Clay Studio, a fully equipped ceramics studio complete with pottery wheels and its own kiln. This year, the MACC Art Academy is also offering it’s first-ever fall teen ceramics class!

WORKSHOPS The Singer Gallery is recognized as one of a handful of visual arts institutions in the greater Denver area to present consistent programming of substance, originality and vision. The Singer Gallery has a distinct voice within the region’s art-world and the excellence of our offerings is widely acknowledged both critically and popularly.

Myron Melnick — TAKING SHAPE Sept. 1—Oct. 16; Reception for the Artist, Sept. 1 Singer Gallery Myron Melnick is primarily known for his three-dimensional, handcast, paper sculptures. By burnishing the paper he gives the surface the appearance of stone, wood or marble. That treatment along with the monumental size and volume of the forms, gives the illusion of weight. His prints and his paintings are based on his sculptural work and sometimes employ the same strategy of stacked objects. He is also a consummate colorist as the monotypes and other works on paper testify. Among Melnick’s honors is a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant. His work is in numerous collections including those of Oprah Winfrey and the United Nations.

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Ceramic Workshop: Pitchers, Teapots and Lidded Jars Ages 15 and up Wednesday, Sept. 7, 14, and 21; 6—8 p.m. $60/3 weeks Instructors: Barry Krzywicki, Rita Vali and Lynn Hull This short workshop is a great opportunity to learn from three experienced, local ceramic artists. There will be a different instructor for each of the three evenings with a focus on a different form. Barry will start off the series demonstrating wheelthrown pitchers. Next, Rita Vali will show her artistry at hand-built lidded forms. Lastly, Lynn Hull will finish the series demonstrating the making of both wheel-thrown and extruded teapots. These evenings will be for viewing only. This program is offered as a three-part series. Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity! Barry Krzywicki has been a studio potter for 30 years. He exhibits his wood-fired and glazed work both locally and nationally. He has taught ceramics at Naropa University and Arapahoe Community College. He has a keen interest in historical ceramics and has lectured on Spanish Lusterware and Mayolica. When he can he ventures to pottery villages to learn directly from folk potters.

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Rita Vali is a ceramic studio artist that focuses on making functional pottery. She has been working with clay for over 25 years and exhibits her work at Show of Hands, Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery as well as other local galleries. Lynn Hull is known for her functional work featuring thrown and altered forms and geometric glaze patterning. She is a member of the Castle Clay community.

Altered Book Workshop with Judith Cassel-Mamet Sunday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m.—3 p.m. Greinetz Art Studio $65 (includes $20 materials fee) Registration required by Oct. 17 Take a discarded book and "up-cycle" it into a work of art using collage and mixed media in this popular and contemporary art form. All art materials are provided. Please bring your lunch and an apron. Call (303) 316-6360to register now. Judith Cassel-Mamet, is a renowned mixed media artist who works with various book forms. She is a skilled and experienced teacher offering creative classes and workshops for teenagers and adults in a variety of environments. See examples of her work on www.jcmamet.net.

CERAMICS Fall is an exciting time for all of our clay students. Our annual student pottery sale runs Nov. 20–22. A percentage of proceeds from the sale go directly to the artist while the rest of the sales go to support the ceramics studio. Our outstanding team of instructors, fabulous students and wellequipped 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. Experience the camaraderie that has long distinguished the Frankel Clay Studio. Call (303) 316-.6360 for more information.

SHOW Annual Clay Show and Sale Nov. 20—22, 9 a.m.—6 p.m. JCC Main Lobby This annual event highlights ceramic work created by MACC students, friends and faculty. A broad range of work will be exhibited including functional dishware, decorative works, sculptural pieces, tiles and more. This is always a popular and fun event and it’s the perfect time to start your holiday shopping!

CLASSES Teen Wheel-throwing Grades 6—12 Mondays, Sept. 12—Nov. 14; 3:30—5:30 p.m. $175/10 weeks Instructor: Vicky Smith All levels are welcome for this fun and inviting class. The instructor will work with students individually to help them along with their wheel-throwing skills.Working with clay can be both relaxing and rewarding. A perfect supplement for the technological world we live in.

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Beginning Ceramics Ages 15 and up Mondays, Sept. 12—Dec. 12, 6:30—9:30 p.m. (No class Oct. 31, Nov. 21) $240/12 weeks Instructor: Todd Redmond This is a great class for everyone! We will explore all aspects of pottery including throwing on the wheel and basic sculpture techniques. Students will be given a brief overview of the entire process, including forming, glazing and firing. Each class session will include a demonstration of techniques during the first part of the class, leaving two hours each night for practice and individual instruction.

Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics Ages 15 and up Tuesdays, Sept. 6—Dec. 13, 6:30—9:30 p.m. (No class Nov. 22) Frankel Clay Studio $280/14 weeks Instructor: Todd Redmond Todd will demonstrate different hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques concurrent with students pursuing their individual projects. Come join this relaxed, noncompetitive atmosphere and see why Todd is such a popular teacher. This class is best suited for students with previous experience.

Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics Ages 15 and up Wednesdays, Sept. 7—Dec. 14, 9 a.m.—Noon (No class Sept. 28, Oct. 12) Frankel Clay Studio $240/12 weeks 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. The focus of this class is hand-building, but wheel-throwers are more than welcome!

Beginning/Intermediate Ceramics Ages 15 and up Fridays, Sept. 9—Dec. 16, 9 a.m.—Noon (No class Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Nov. 25) Frankel Clay Studio $220/11 weeks Instructor: Vicky Smith In this class students will be exposed to a variety of hand-building 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 who helps to create an environment that is fun, creative and non-competitive.

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Class Cancellations

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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.

Adults Thursdays, Sept. 15—Jan. 5, 9 a.m.—Noon (No class Sept. 29, Oct. 13, 20, Nov. 24, Dec. 29) Greinetz Art Studio $166/12 weeks Instructor: Toby Meyer

PAINTING AND DRAWING CLASSES A supply list will be distributed at the first class. Partial financial aid scholarships are available for classes taught by Toby Meyer – call (303) 316-6362 for more information.

Painting (morning session) Adults Mondays, Oct. 3—Dec. 19, 9 a.m.—Noon Greinetz Art Studio $166/12 weeks 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 guided in how to develop your own imagination and ideas into your personal creative expression in an encouraging atmosphere. Individual and group instruction will be given to both beginning and experienced students.

Painting (evening session) Adults Tuesdays, Oct. 4—Dec. 20, 6:30—9:30 p.m. Greinetz Art Studio $166/12 weeks 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.

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.

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 frequently 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

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 guided in how to develop your own imagination and ideas into your personal creative expression in an encouraging atmosphere. Individual and group instruction will be given to both beginning and experienced students.

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.

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Vicky Smith holds a B.F.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder

Adults Mondays, Oct. 3-Dec. 19, 1—4 p.m. Greinetz Art Studio $166/12 weeks Instructor: Toby Meyer

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 community centers, public and private schools to college settings. Her work has been exhibited at art shows and galleries throughout the country.

Discover the art of creating watercolor paintings using an array of methods and new ideas. Explore the magic of watercolor and learn new ways to use design, pattern, color and composition. Learn to develop your own imagination and ideas into personal creative expression in an encouraging atmosphere. Individual guidance is offered to both beginning and experienced pupils.

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Wolf Theatre Academy Grades PreK—12

Steve Wilson MACC, Executive Artistic Director (303) 316-6363 swilson@jccdenver.org

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 3–12) • Production and Performance Classes (Fully mounted production for grades 6–12); this year this production will be held in our smaller Pluss Theatre due to the renovation of our large theatre space. Call (303) 316-6360 for more information or to register for any Wolf Theatre Academy program. Auditions: Our fall musical, Pippin, requires an audition before enrollment. There is never a fee required before the audition. Tuition is only due after a successful audition and casting; before or on the first rehearsal. All auditions require an appointment, so please call (303) 316-6360. 2011 Academy Holidays: Most of the Jewish holidays this fall occur later in the weeks 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. 5: Labor Day (JCC/MACC Offices Closed) Wednesday, Sept. 28 (JCC/MACC Closed at sundown) Thursday—Friday, Sept. 29-30 (JCC/MACC Offices Closed) Wednesday, Oct. 12 (JCC/MACC Closed at sundown) Thursday—Friday, Oct. 13-14 (JCC/MACC Offices Closed) Wednesday, Oct. 19 (JCC/MACC Closed at sundown) Thursday—Friday, Oct. 20-21 (JCC/MACC Offices Closed) Monday, Oct. 31 (No evening classes; MACC Offices open during the day) Thursday, Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving)

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.

Renovation/Construction of The Elaine Wolf Theatre: Many of you know that due to a generous gift from Elaine Wolf, our mainstage theatre space (formerly The Shwayder Theatre) is receiving a significant renovation. Our new space will include a mezzanine level with additional seating, a new accessible aisle in the orchestra, a new stage floor, as well as new lighting and sound systems. Construction will take place during the fall semester, so the theatre will be unavailable for our classes and productions. Also note, that our lobby space will be undergoing a big transformation, so please pardon our mess. Weekly updates regarding the construction will be posted on our website (www.maccjcc.org). We eagerly anticipate the opening of the beautiful Elaine Wolf Theatre which will be ready to host student productions in the summer of 2012.

CREATIVE DRAMATICS Fabulous Fairy Tales Ages 4–6 Mondays, Sept. 12–Nov. 21, 4—5 p.m. (No class Oct. 31) Ehrlich Press Dance Studio $115/JCC; $138/guest Instructor: Kelly McAllister Using improvisation, music, movement, art and play, we’ll explore fairy tale classics like Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel, Pinnochio, 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. 20–Nov. 22, 4–5 p.m. Ehrlich Press Dance Studio $115/JCC; $138/guest 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 Kung Fu Panda, 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 in the world of adventure and excitement.

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 as well as the renovation of our theatre space, the Academy reserves the right to move classes to a different location at the Center.

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BEGINNING DRAMATICS Cars 2 Grades 1–3 Mondays, Sept. 12–Nov. 21, 5–6 p.m. (No class Oct. 31) Ehrlich Press Dance Studio $115/JCC; $138/guest Instructor: Kelly McAllister Rev up your engines for the fast paced action of Cars 2! Racecar Lightning McQueen and tow truck Mater embark on a journey to Europe and Japan to compete in the first World Grand Prix to determine the world's fastest car. During the adventure, Mater becomes sidetracked by international espionage, while Lightning McQueen continues his pursuit to win the World Grand Prix. Mater is torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the World Grand Prix and helping with a top-secret spy mission. Through the journey, Mater and Lightning McQueen meet a new cast of friends and enemies, including Finn McMissile, Francesco Bernoulli and Holley Shiftwell. Join us as we create these amazing characters and then share our speedy, racing adventure with parents and friends on the final day of class.

Mulan Grades 1–3 Tuesdays, Sept. 20—Nov. 22, 5—6 p.m. Ehrlich Press Dance Studio $115/JCC; $138/guest Instructor: Kate Roselle Join the beautiful Mulan, only daughter of aged warrior Fa Zhou, as she adventures through China. Looking for more adventure then the traditional Chinese lady, she decides to take her father’s place by impersonating a man during a general conscription to counter a fictitious Hun invasion led by Shan Yu. Along with her guardian dragon Mushu, her captain, Li Shang, a lucky cricket, "Cri-kee" and her companions, Yao, Ling and Chien-Po, she battles the invading Hun army and saves China. Come and share in our Disney adventure with parents and friends on the final day of class.

DRAMATICS PERFORMANCE WORKSHOPS Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Non-Musical Version) Grades 3–6 Tuesdays, Sept. 20–Nov. 22, 2011 & Jan. 10—March 13, 2012, 4—6 p.m. Weekend Rehearsal: Sunday, March 11, Noon—6 p.m. Performance: Tuesday, March 13, 7 p.m. (following a regular class meeting) Pluss Theatre $350/JCC; $420/guest (two semesters): Instructor: Crystal Verdon Get ready for an amazing journey into the Land of OZ! This performance workshop will explore the world of the original novel which inspired the smash hit musical Wicked. Green-skinned Elphaba and Ga-linda's shakey friendship blossoms amist a world of

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talking animal professors, teenagers who are just trying to fit in, winged monkeys and a corrupt Wizard who is supposed to be Elphaba's friend. Find out what happened before Dorothy dropped in! Please note that students who sign up for this class are committed to participation through our winter semester (ending with our performance on March 13, 2012).

Wolf Company Players Improv Troupe Grades 6–12 Mondays, Sept. 12–Nov. 21, 6:30–8:30 p.m. (No class Oct. 31) Presentation: Monday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. (following one hour of rehearsal) Pluss Theatre $164/JCC, $195/guest 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. 21.

PRODUCTION AND PERFORMANCE CLASSES Fall Musical Production: Pippin Grades 6–12 Pluss Theatre Tuition: $400/JCC, $480/guest (due after audition and casting) Director: TBD Preliminary Auditions: Monday, Sept. 19, from 5—8 p.m. Callback Audition: Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 5—9 p.m. General Rehearsal/Performance Dates: Sept. 25—Dec. 11; (Performances Dec. 1—11) Generally Monday & Tuesdays evenings; Sunday daytime & evening; selected Wednesdays (see below). Specific Rehearsal Dates: Weekday Rehearsals (Mon./Tues. unless noted): Sept. 26, 27: 6—9 p.m. Oct. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25; 6-9 p.m. Nov. 1, evening, JCC Annual Dinner Preview [optional] Nov. 7, 8, 9 (Wed.), 14, 15, 16 (Wed.), 21, 22 (see dress rehearsals below) Sunday Rehearsals: Sept. 25: Noon—6 p.m. Oct. 2, 9, 16, 30: Noon—6 p.m.; No Rehearsal Oct. 23 Nov. 6, 13, 20: Noon—8 p.m. Technical Rehearsal: Sun., Nov. 27, Noon—9 p.m. Dress Rehearsals: Mon.—Wed., Nov. 28, 29, 30; 5—10 p.m. Performance Dates: Dec. 1-11 OPENING NIGHT: Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.

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Saturday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. CLOSING: Sunday, Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. Optional Preview at the JCC Annual Dinner: Tuesday, Nov. 1; 4—7 p.m. [tentative time] Pippin A group of players have some “magic to do” as they conjure a timeless tale loosely set in Medieval France during the reign of King Charlemagne the Great. The King’s son, young prince Pippin, longs to discover the secret of true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father). In the end, he experiences his way to the answer, which he finds in the simple pleasures of home and family. This hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale captivated Broadway audiences and continues to appeal to the young at heart everywhere. Incredible characters include Leading Player (narrator), Pippin, King Charlemagne, Queen Fastrada, Catherine (Pippin’s girl), Berthe (Pippin’s grandmother) and many more. The energetic pop-influenced score by three-time Oscar-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Children of Eden and the animated films Enchanted, Pocahontas, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame) bursts with one show-stopping number after another, from soaring ballads to infectious dance numbers. Classic songs include “Corner of the Sky,” “Magic to Do,” “Just No Time at All,” “With You” and “On the Right Track.” 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). Parents should note that the show contains adult themes and should be considered to have a PG-13 rating. There is a DVD available of the 1981 production featuring Ben Vereen as Leading Player and William Katt as Pippin.

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.

Weekly Schedule; Fall Semester 2011 Monday: Classes Begin Sept. 12 (Note there is no class on Monday, Oct. 31) 4—5 p.m.: Fabulous Fairy Tales (ages 4—6) Kelly McAllister, Dance Studio 5—6 p.m.: Cars 2 (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. 20 4—5 p.m.: Disney and Pixar Adventures (ages 4—6) Kate Roselle, Dance Studio 5—6 p.m.: Mulan (grades 1—3) Kate Roselle, Dance Studio 4—6 p.m.: Wicked, Non-Musical (grades 3—6) Crystal Verdon, Pluss Theatre

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AUDITIONS: To make an audition appointment, call Juliana or Brynn at (303) 316-6360. If you reach our voice mail, 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 Monday, Sept. 19, we will try to schedule an alternate time. You may be asked to come to a callback audition on Tuesday, Sept. 20. If you are called back, you will need to be present from 5–9 p.m. for script readings and singing and dancing auditions (some accommodations can be made for school conflicts – call for more information).

With the smell of sunscreen still lingering, now is a great time to take advantage of early bird registration for the 2012 season of JCC Ranch Camp and Camp Shai. Register by Dec, 31, 2011 and receive 2011 rates.

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.

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MEET THE FACULTY Kelly McAllister (faculty) holds a BA in Theatre Arts from San Jose 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 Greater Tuna and The 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. Kate Roselle (faculty) is a director and teacher who has been working with young actors in Denver since she arrived here three 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 development, 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. Crystal Verdon (faculty) has been teaching theatre for over 12 years. She holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Concordia University in Irvine, California and has recently studied with Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre. She has been with the Wolf Theatre Academy for the last four years, since moving from San Diego. 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, and Lamb's Players Theatre. She is the Director of Education and Outreach for the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC) and works professionally as a performer around Denver. Recent acting credits include Crime and Punishment and An Empty Plate in the Café Du Grane Boeuf with BETC, the Angel in Vintage Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of Angels in America (Marlowe Awards for Best Supporting Actress Drama and Best Drama, Denver Post Ovation Award for Best Ensemble), Curious Theatre's Curious New Voices and the Stepmother in Cinderella (Denver Children's Theatre – Henry Award for Best Children's Theatre).

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 years. Steve has directed productions at major theatre companies throughout the Denver area, including PHAMALy (Physi-

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cally 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 three Henry Awards (Colorado’s Tony Award) for “Best Direction of a Musical” for his productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Urinetown and Man of LaMancha for PHAMALy. Steve also received a Denver Post Ovation award as “Best Director of a Musical” for PHAMALy’s Joseph... and Side Show as well as a “Best of Westword” award for “Best Direction of a Musical” for PHAMALY’s Beauty and the Beast. 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).

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

MACC’s Denver Children’s Theatre is supported through the generosity of the Ralph L. and Florence R. Burgess Trust, SCFD and Target. MACC at the Robert E. Loup JCC is a proud member of the Colorado Theatre Guild.

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Check Out the NEW JCC Maccabi Teen Network!

Programs for teens & tweens including: social, arts and culture, sports and fitness, and college counseling.

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Jamie Skog Teen Coordinator jskog@jccdenver.org or (303) 316-6391

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Visit our website on the teen tab at www.jccdenver.org or become a fan of our page Denver JCC Maccabi Teen Network on Facebook.

Theatre Or* and MACC Present the American Premiere of

By Savyon Liebrecht

A Romantic Comedy Winner, Israel Best Play 2006

Directed by Terry Dodd

Sept. 8—Nov. 6, 2011 “Liebrecht is uniquely adept at defining undercurrents in personal relationships and in connecting them to larger social forces. She is a first-class writer.” —Ma’ariv (Israel)

Tickets and Info: www.maccjcc.org/jaamm or (303) 316-6360 SCFD

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Located within the Eruv Automatic Timers Mechanical Door Locks Kosher Breakfast Available with 24 hour notice • • • • • • •

25” Television With DVD/CD Player Work Area, Business Center, HS Internet Complimentary Breakfast Daily Tue-Wed-Thur Manager’s Reception Free Guest Laundry Facility Fitness Center, Outdoor BBQ Grill Hot Tub & Sports Court

Oct. 10—March 31 Friday April 1—Oct. 8 Friday Saturday Sunday

5:30 a.m.—6 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.

Nursery Monday—Friday

9 a.m.—5 p.m.

Tennis Center Newer Facility • Quiet Location • Wedding Guests Sports Teams • Relocation & Extended Stays Welcome

Groups are welcome for Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs and Weddings

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.—5:30 p.m. Saturday 1—6:30 p.m. Sunday 7 a.m.—6:30 p.m

MACC Box Office (303) 316-6360 Monday—Friday, 9 a.m.—5 p.m.; one hour before all performances Closed Saturdays and Sundays except on performance dates.

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39 CENTER HOURS

Singer Gallery Monday—Friday, 9 a.m.—4 p.m. Sundays, 1—4 p.m.


HOLIDAY HOURS Labor Day Monday, Sept. 5 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. 28 JCC/MACC/S&F Closed at 6 p.m. ECC Closed at 3:30 p.m. Tennis Center Closed at 6 p.m.

Rosh Hashana Hours Thursday, Sept. 29 JCC/MACC Closed S&F Center Closed Tennis Center Closed Friday, Sept. 30 JCC/MACC Closed S&F Center Closed Tennis Center Closed

Erev Shimini Atzeret Wednesday, Oct. 19 JCC/MACC/S&F Closed at 6 p.m. ECC Closed at 3:30 p.m. Tennis Center Closed at 6 p.m.

Shemini Atzeret Thursday, Oct. 20 JCC/MACC Closed S&F Center Closed Tennis Center Closed

Simchat Torah Friday, Oct. 21 JCC/MACC S&F Center Tennis Center

Closed Normal Hours Normal Hours

Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 24 JCC/MACC Closed S&F Center 7 a.m.—3 p.m. Tennis Center 7 a.m.—3 p.m.

Erev Yom Kippur

Christmas Eve

Friday, Oct. 7 JCC/MACC/S&F ECC Tennis Center

Saturday, Dec. 24 JCC/MACC Closed S&F Center Normal Hours Tennis Center Normal Hours

Closed at 6 p.m. Closed at 3:30 p.m. Closed at 6 p.m.

Yom Kippur

Christmas

Saturday, Oct. 8 JCC/MACC Closed S&F Center Closed Tennis Center Closed

Sunday, Dec. 25 JCC/MACC S&F Center Tennis Center Monday, Dec. 26 JCC/MACC S&F Center Tennis Center

Erev Sukkot Wednesday, Oct. 12 JCC/MACC/S&F Closed at 6 p.m. ECC Closed at 3:30 p.m. Tennis Center Closed at 6 p.m.

Sukkot Thursday, Oct. 13 JCC/MACC Closed S&F Center Closed Tennis Center Closed Friday, Oct. 14 JCC/MACC S&F Center Tennis Center

Closed Normal Hours Normal Hours

Closed 1—5 p.m. 1—5 p.m. Closed 1—5 p.m. 1—5 p.m.

New Year's Eve Saturday, Dec. 31 JCC/MACC Closed S&F Center Normal Hours Tennis Center Normal Hours

New Year’s Sunday, Jan. 1 JCC/MACC S&F Center Tennis Center Monday, Jan. 2 JCC/MACC S&F Center Tennis Center

Closed Normal Hours Normal Hours Closed 7 a.m.—7 p.m. 7 a.m.—7 p.m.

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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 Suzi at (303) 316-6358 for more information.


JCC MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION Jewish Community Center and Mizel Arts & Culture Center 350 South Dahlia • Denver, Colorado 80246 • (303) 399-2660 fax: (303) 320-0042 • www.jccdenver.org • www.maccjcc.org

macc at the jcc

You may join the Jewish Community Center for an annual JCC membership fee. This fee will allow you to register and participate in any number of programs at the JCC or MACC at the JCC. Information regarding rates for various program areas is published In the Loup, activity guides, and on our web sites. Sports & Fitness membership information is available at the Sports & Fitness Center.

PRIMARY MEMBER INFORMATION Title:

■ Mr.

■ Ms.

■ Mrs.

■ Miss

■ Dr.

■ Rabbi

Informal First Name: ________________________________________

First Name: __________________________________________ Middle Initial: __________ Last Name: ____________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________ City: _______________________ State: _____ Zip: ______________ Home Phone: ___________________________________________________________ Work Phone: _____________________________________________________ Home E-mail address: _________________________________________________ Birth Date: _______________________________________

Sex: ■ M ■ F

Occupation: __________________________________________________

FAMILY MEMBER INFORMATION For Family Memberships • Spouse/Partner Title:

■ Mr.

■ Ms.

■ Mrs.

■ Miss

■ Dr.

■ Rabbi

Informal First Name: ________________________________________

First Name: __________________________________________ Middle Initial: __________ Last Name: ____________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________ City: _______________________ State: _____ Zip: ______________ Home Phone: ___________________________________________________________ Work Phone: _____________________________________________________ Home E-mail address: _________________________________________________ Birth Date: __________________________________________

Sex: ■ M ■ F Occupation: _________________________________________________

DEPENDENTS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE First Name: __________________________________________ Middle Initial: __________ Last Name: ____________________________________________ Birth Date: __________________________________________

Sex: ■ M ■ F School: ______________________________________________________

First Name: __________________________________________ Middle Initial: __________ Last Name: ____________________________________________ Birth Date: __________________________________________

Sex: ■ M ■ F School: ______________________________________________________

First Name: __________________________________________ Middle Initial: __________ Last Name: ____________________________________________ Birth Date: __________________________________________

Sex: ■ M ■ F School: ______________________________________________________

PAYMENT

Please check type of membership desired: ■ Individual (18—60 years of age): $60/year ■ Mini-Family (2 people): $90/year ■ Family (3 or more people): $100/year ■ Senior Individual (61 years of age): $30/year ■ Senior Couple: $60/year ■ Enclosed is my check.

■ Visa ■ MC ■ Discover Card number: |__ |__ |__ |__ |—|__ |__ |__ |__ |—|__ |__ |__ |__ |—|__ |__ |__ |__ | Expiration: |__ |__ |—|__ |__ | Charge Amount $ _______________

Signature/Card Holder: ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Date: ________________ Please do not send cash. JCC membership benefits allow members to enroll in any JCC or MACC program or activity at the

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.

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 or fax it to (303) 320-0042.

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 Membership Office.

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.

NAME: (PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT) _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PARTICIPANT’S NAME(S): (IF DIFFERENT FROM ABOVE) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________________ CITY: _______________________________ HOME PHONE: _____________________________________ JCC MEMBER:

YES

ZIP:_________________________________

BUSINESS PHONE: _____________________________________

NO (PLEASE FILL OUT THE ENCLOSED JCC MEMBERSHIP FORM AND INCLUDE IT WITH YOUR REGISTRATION.)

MEMBERSHIP NUMBER: ___________________________________________________________________________ PAYMENT ENCLOSED: ________________ FORM OF PAYMENT:

CHECK

MC

VISA

DISCOVER

CARD NUMBER: _______________________________________________________________________ EXP. DATE: ____________________________________________________ NAME ON CREDIT CARD: ______________________________________________________________ SIGNATURE: ___________________________________________________

Participant (s) Name

Class Title

Age/Grade

Days/Time

Dates

Fee

JCC FEE

$_________

(if not currently a member)

TOTAL

OFFICE USE ONLY: FEE PAID: _______________________

DATE: _______________________

$__________

RECEIVED BY: _______________________

I understand that in the event of emergency, and I cannot be reached, permission is hereby granted to the JCC or MACC to secure medical treatment for my child. I give permission for emergency physician to treat the person named above. I accept responsibility for all medical expenses incurred. This form may be photocopied. Waiver & Assumption: In consideration of the acceptance of this registration to participate in the above referenced class, I, for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, waive, release and discharge any and all rights and claims for damages against the JCC or MACC and the directors, officers, board members, employees and agents of the Center, for all claims arising or resulting from participation in said class. I attest and verify that I have full knowledge of the risks involved in this activity and I will assume those risks for all persons registered above

Participant/parent/guardian signature: _______________________________________________________________ Date: ____________________


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Club

JCC’s Premiere After-School Program Fall 2011 K– 6 TH GRA D E The JCC is excited to announce our premiere after-school program. We will provide opportunities for children to grow, develop new interests and challenge their minds and bodies.

Every day is packed with different activities including swimming, art, cooking, dance, tennis, yoga, sports and so much more! le: Daily Sche du

3-3:30 p.m. 4-4:30 p.m. . 4:30 -5:30 p.m

. 5:30 -6:30 p.m

hool Pick-up at sc ork/games Snack/homew s athletic option Enrichment & ses* or add-on clas lty es an d specia Rotating gam

Transportation will be provided for select schools in the area. Register today to ensure we will be able to provide transportation for your child’s school. Minimum participation from a school is necessary. Contact Jason Gold at jgold@jccdenver.org to inquire about transportation options from a specific school.

activity

Nearly every day your child will have the option of an athletics program or an art program as seen below. Weekly Programming*: Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Relay Races & Fitness Fun or Visual Arts Soccer & Tennis (weather permitting) or Language, Cultures and Geography Discovery Gaga (Israeli dodge ball) & Kickball or Tactiles, Free Painting & Drawing Basketball & Volleyball or Musical Exploration Indoor Swimming, Baking Challah & Shabbat Celebration

* Programming may be subject to change, outdoor swimming will be used as an option in place of athletics during warm months (weather permitting).

To register or for more information contact: Jason Gold Children & Youth Programs Coordinator • (303) 316-6349 • jgold@jccdenver.org


Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Denver, CO Permit No. 641

Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center Mizel Arts & Culture Center 350 South Dahlia Street Denver, CO 80246 (303) 399-2660

New Pilates Fundamentals JCC Sports & Fitness Center

Building Your Best Body Has Never Been Better (Or More Affordable) New Fundamentals of Pilates Program If you have never taken Pilates on the Allegro machines or need a refresher, now is the perfect time. Due to the unique movements and specialized equipment, participation in Allegro machines classes requires first taking a Pilates Fundamentals course. But now, in addition to private lessons, you can choose to take a Group Pilates Fundamentals Class.

Group Pilates Fundamentals

Group Classes Schedule:

Eight Sessions (50-minutes each) New sessions begin every month $120/S&F; $160/non-members

Sept. 6—Oct.25 Tuesdays 11—11:50 a.m.

Oct. 14—Dec. 2 Fridays 4—4:50 p.m.

Nov. 1—Dec. 20 Tuesdays 11—11:50 a.m.

Dec. 9—Jan. 27 Fridays 4—4:50 p.m.

For more information regarding our Fundamentals of Pilates Program contact sfmembership@jccdenver.org or (303) 316-6300.

Build Your Best Body


2011 JCC Denver Fall Activity Guide