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


The Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center & Mizel Arts and Culture Center

Thank you to our Table Sponsors of the 2011 JCC Annual Dinner American National Bank Kathy Neustadt Wal-Dot Foundation Joyce Zeff Rose Medical Center Elise & Brian Barish Gay & Barry Curtiss-Lusher Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman Lorna & Jerry Gray Celeste & Jack Grynberg Otten Johnson Robinson Neff and Ragonetti Gary & Teresa Yourtz Foundation Anonymous Sue & Harvey Allon Berenbaum, Weinshienk & Eason, P.C. Elaine Gantz Berman & Steve Berman Lisa & Rich Cohn Warren Cohen Paul Gillis Foothills Commercial Builders Harry W. Rabb Foundation Betsy Mordecai Heyman & Gareth Heyman Kathy & Rob Klugman Elizabeth & Steve Kris Hogan Lovells, LLC Carol & Larry Levin Connie & Gary Levine Robyn & Bob Loup Diane & Jim Loup Louann & Micky Miller

Andy Miller Julie & Brent Morse Essie & Jordon Perlmutter Pluss Family Foundation Barbara & Stuart Raynor Trina & Scott Reisch Ed Robinson & Dick Robinson Ellen & Scott Robinson Suzanne Robinson James A. Shpall Strear Family The Chotin Foundation Aimee & Gary Wagner Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Gary Antonoff Ellen Beller COBIZ Financial Denver Agency Co. Rebecca & Ken Gart Sarah & Neal Goldblatt Kim & Todd D. Goldstein Hyla & Howard Greinetz Evi & Evan Makovsky PMH Financial Eric Pollock Katzson Brothers, Michelle and Richard Right Roslyn & Michael Rudnick Saunders Construction Service Solutions, Kevin Preblud Cindy Long & Jason Sindler Debra & Jim Shmerling

Waldot Foundation

The Robert E. Loup and MACC would like to extend their thanks to The Denver Post Community for their support.


Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center About the JCC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–2 Child Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Family Programs (Prenatal–age 6) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–10 Holiday Celebrations and Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–5 Shalom Baby Prenatal Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Shalom Baby Move & Learn With Me Parent/ Caregiver Participation Classes (8 weeks—3 years) . . . . . . . . . 6–8 Shalom Family Parenting Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Sports & Fitness Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22–24 Facility & Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Group Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Pilates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Challenge Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Spa services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Aquatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24–26 Aquatics (6 months—3 year olds & parents) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Child & Youth Aquatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Adult Aquatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

South Family Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–10 Holiday Celebration and Events - South . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–10 Multiple-Week Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Tennis Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Early Childhood Center (ECC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11–12 Parent/Toddler Preschool Class (12—24 months & parents) . . . . 11 Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

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Youth Programs (5-12 year olds) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13–14 Spring Vacation Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Club J After-school Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Saturday Night Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Youth Adventures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Youth Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Teen Programs (11–17 year olds) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15–17 Overnights and Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Health and Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Community Service/Tikkun Olam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Arts and Culture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16–17 Rosh Hodesh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 College Prep/Academic Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 JCC Maccabi Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17–18 Babysitting & CPR (11 years-adult) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

About MACC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Admin/Box Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Denver Jewish Film Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31–34 Art Academy Classes for Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35–36 Ceramics Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Painting & Drawing Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Wolf Theatre Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37–40 Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37–39 Faculty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39–40

General Information Winter/Spring Hours/Holiday Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Registration Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Adult Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Adult Athletics – Basketball League . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Kabbalah Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18–19 JFS at the JCC Senior Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19–21 Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 On-going Classes & Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Computer Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Senior Exercise Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Winter/Spring Activity Guide 2012 Volume 1, Issue 2 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 community. The Center and its programs are open to everyone, regardless of religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or ability to pay. 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 and $100/year for families (three or more people). Senior membership is $30/year for individuals 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, $75 for family, $5 for senior individuals and $35 for senior couple).

How to Become a JCC Annual Member An annual membership form can be found at the back of this guide; 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 Memberships for the JCC Sports & Fitness Center are available for an additional fee. See page 22 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.

Payment Payment for all programs is due at time of registration. For some programs, payment plans are available (admin fee applies).

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

To register a new account: Visit www.jccdenver.org, click ‘Member Login’ in the upper right corner of the home page. • 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

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

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

Donating to the JCC Exercise Your Right to Make a Difference. The JCC is dependent on the generosity of our donors to meet our annual budget. Program revenues only cover about 80% of our expenses and the shortfall is addressed though donations from individuals, foundation grants, corporate sponsors and the Federation annual allocation. The JCC and MACC accept gifts all year round. You can direct your giving to a specific program if that is your preference, or you can give a general gift to the JCC and allow the staff to determine where your money will have the largest impact.

Specific programs that require the most support are: Miriam Brizendine Aquatics Coordinator (303) 316-6320 mbrizendine@jccdenver.org For Pool Party Reservations contact Miriam Brizendine. Yuri Tavbin Athletics Coordinator (303) 316-6304 ytavbin@jccdenver.org For Gym Reservations contact Yuri Tavbin.

Scholarship Assistance In recognition of the needs of individuals and families in our community who wish to participate in our programs but are unable to afford the full fees, the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center offers scholarship assistance whenever possible. Each program director can give you more information; please call (303) 399-2660.

• Scholarships for camp and the ECC, enabling low income families to participate • Outreach programs like Shalom Baby and Shalom Family • The Senior Department which meets the critical social and welfare needs of the elderly Our flagship fundraising event is the JCC Annual Dinner (held in early November), which generates support primarily through table sales. Our annual dinner regularly receives acclaim as one of the most enjoyable (and compact) held all year. Lastly, the JCC participates in the Live On program, which allows our supporters and friends to make legacy gifts that are fulfilled through a bequest program. This is one of the most rewarding commitments you can make and requires no cash out of your pocket now.

We try to make your giving to the JCC or MACC convenient and simple. • You can donate online through at www.jccdenver.org.

People with Special Needs and Disabilities 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 camp experiences.

• You can send a check to: JCC Development Department, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver CO 80246. Please indicate on the check if you wish your funds to be earmarked for a specific program. • We are always eager to talk to you. You can contact Michael Rudnick at (303) 316-6352 or mrudnick@jccdenver.org to discuss your philanthropic intentions and, if need be, give him a credit card over the phone.

Kashrut Policy The JCC is a kosher facility supervised by the TRI Sulom of Denver. Any lunches or snacks brought to the Center by program participants and visitors should be meat free.

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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 JCC cost: $5.50/hour/first child; $3.25/hour/additional child (half-hour rate) Guest cost: $6.50/hour/first child; $4/hour/additional child (half-hour rate) Hours: Monday—Friday, 8 a.m.—2 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m.—noon Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 5—8 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. JCC Sports & Fitness members can reserve space one week in advance, while JCC members can make reservations 24 hours in advance. Dropins are accepted if space is available. The minimum stay is one hour/day and maximum stay is two visits/day with a three–hour limit. 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. A parent or guardian must remain on the JCC campus. A 10-minute grace period is included in an hour reservation. Payment is required at the end of the care provided. First and birthday visits are free. 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) $7.50/hour ($3.50/half-hour) Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. JCC Sports & Fitness members are able to make reservations one week in advance. One to two attendants provide care for up to five babies during prime time. 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. Payment due at time of service.

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

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

To register for all Family Programs please contact Jill Katchen or register online at www.jccdenver.org and click ‘families’. Advance registration and payment is requested for all programs. Participants who show up at the door will be charged guest rates.

HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS AND EVENTS Tu B’Shevat: Plant, Explore and Learn! Sunday, Feb. 5 9:30—11:30 a.m. JCC $9/person, ages 2 and up; $36 max/family/JCC $11/person, ages 2 and up; $44 max/family/guests and day-of Come join us for the birthday of the trees! Celebrate with environmentally oriented organizations as we learn about and experiment with things in nature – composting, planting, tasting and more. Children will learn about the theme of the holiday, while participating in hands on activities.

Passport to Purim Sunday, Feb. 26 3—5 p.m. $9/person, ages 2 and up; $36 max/family/JCC $11/person, ages 2 and up; $44 max/family/guests and day-of Co-Sponsored by Family Programs and Stepping Stones Miriam, Vashti, Ahasuerus and friends will be at the JCC to celebrate Purim with young children and their families….. Come in costume!

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Family Programs on the Road: Dad’s Day at the Zoo

SHALOM BABY PRENATAL

Sunday, March 11 10 a.m.—Noon Denver Zoo For the first 10 registrations received: $8/person (applies to adults and children over the age of 2, children under 2 are free); After 10 registrations: $13/Adults, $8/Children, 3—11; 2 and under are free You can also use your membership pass for free admission and join our group! Please register in advance so we know to expect you.

Registration is required for all Shalom Baby and Parenting programs. Payment is due at time of program. Please contact Jill Katchen at (303) 316-6336 or register online at www.jccdenver.org.

Kids, bring your dads for a zoo-venture! Explore the tropics; visit with the monkeys and polar bears… maybe even go for a ride on the train! Meet at the benches just outside of the zoo gate. This is a great way to hang out with your kids and other dads.

Passover Celebration Sunday, April 1 3—5 p.m. JCC, Social Hall $9/person, ages 2 and up; $36 max/family/JCC $11/person, ages 2 and up; $44 max/family/guests and day-of Passover, the festival of freedom and new beginnings, is a perfect time to come together with friends. Experience Passover through your senses and learn how to make seders meaningful for the young and young at heart.

Celebrate Family! Sunday, May 20 10:30 a.m.—2:30 p.m. JCC Parking Lot Join the JCC and over one-hundred community organizations and businesses as we celebrate our families and all that our amazing community has to offer. Admission is free, but do bring some money for rides and snacks. The festival will feature: train rides, inflatables, face painting, balloon artists, music and more! Vendor and exhibitor tables are available. For more information, contact Dani Wynn, celebratefamily@jccdenver.org.

Family Programs on the Road: Mordecai Gardens Thursday, May 31 10 a.m.—Noon Cost: TBD Location: Denver Botanic Gardens, Mordecai Children’s Garden Explore the amazing new Mordecai Children’s Garden with the JCC.

Sibling Prep Class Sunday, Jan. 8 or June 3 10 a.m.—Noon $7/family Moving from being an only child to a big brother or sister is a BIG deal to you and to your child. Please join us for a morning of activities, making gifts for the new baby, and big brother/ sister, and learning a bit of ‘what to expect’ when the new baby comes home.

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These classes are eligible for a MazelTot discount of 50% off (up to $100) for those who qualify. Visit www.MazelTot.org for details.

Jewish Baby University Winter 2012: Sundays, Jan. 8 and 22, 9 a.m.—4 p.m. at Rose Medical Center Mondays, Jan. 9 and 16, 6:30—9:30 p.m. at JCC Spring 2012: Sundays, April 22 and May 6, 9 a.m.—4 p.m. at Rose Medical Center Mondays, April 23 and 30, 6:30—9:30 p.m. at JCC Summer 2012: Sundays, July 8 and 22, 9 a.m.—4 p.m. at Rose Medical Center Mondays, July 9 and 16, 6:30—9:30 p.m. at the JCC Fall 2012: Sundays, Oct. 14 and 28, 9 a.m.—4 p.m. at Rose Medical Center Mondays, Oct. 15 and 22, 6:30—9:30 p.m. at the JCC $165/couple Designed for first-time parents, this innovative program combines childbirth education with an exploration of the Jewish traditions and rituals connected with pregnancy, birth and parenting and provides an opportunity to create lasting friendships. Instructors Rabbi Jeffrey Kaye (Judaic) and Sue Geissler (Prepared Childbirth), lead this program created by the Colorado Agency for Jewish Education and cosponsored by the JCC and Rose Medical Center. Please note: participants join the Boot Camp for New Dads and Miracles and Mayhem classes. Enrollment also includes a JCC Family Membership.

Jewish Baby University Plus $250/couple Jewish Baby University seven-week course, PLUS Breast Feeding, Baby Safe, and ABC’s of Financial Planning all in one great package with a cost savings. See class details below. Enrollment also includes a JCC Family Membership.

Breastfeeding Winter: Thursday, Jan. 26 Spring: Thursday, May 3 Summer: Thursday, July 19 Fall: Thursday, Oct. 25 6:30—9 p.m. JCC $45/JCC Member; $52/Guests (includes partners) While breastfeeding is a natural process, it is mostly a learned art. The more you know the fewer challenges you might face. After attending a class you will be aware of the obstacles that can occur in the first days and weeks and know how to handle them. Instructor Donna Brown, R.N., IBCLC discusses the advantages of breastfeeding, how breast milk is produced and how to get off to a good start. We recommend taking this class in the last trimester of pregnancy.

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Baby Safe

Miracles and Mayhem: The Realities of Motherhood

Winter: Thursday, Feb. 2 Spring: Thursday, May 10 Summer: Thursday, July 26 Fall: Thursday, Nov. 1 6:30—9 p.m. JCC $45/JCC Member; $52/Guests (includes partners)

Winter: Monday, Jan. 9 Spring: Monday, April 23 Summer: Monday, July 9 Fall: Monday, Oct. 15 6:30—9 p.m. JCC Board Room $45/JCC Member; $52/Guests

Join local pediatricians, Dr. Sharon Sagel and Dr. Lisa Schwartz, from Southeast Denver Pediatrics, as they prepare parents for situations that include difficulty in breathing, choking, seizures, dehydration and SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). You’ll learn how to perform infant CPR, how to “baby-proof ” your home, and how to respond to burns, cuts, bruises, head injuries, high fevers and more. Instructors also provide valuable information about the issues new parents often face during the first few weeks of their baby’s life.

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. This interactive class also features the experiences and advice from women who have themselves just become moms.

ABC’s of Financial Planning Winter: Thursday, Feb. 9 Spring: Thursday, May 17 Summer: Thursday, Aug. 2 Fall: Thursday, Nov. 8 6:30—9 p.m. JCC $45/JCC Member; $52/Guests (includes partners) Diapers, bottles and gear-- oh my! Becoming a parent is one of the most rewarding experiences you will have, yet also the most one of the most expensive. It can be overwhelming to understand the changes required to your saving and spending patterns to plan for 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.

Boot Camp for New Dads Winter: Monday, Jan. 9 Spring: Monday, April 23 Summer: Monday, July 9 Fall: Monday, Oct. 15 6:30—9 p.m. JCC $45/JCC Member; $52/Guests (includes partners) Join us for a lively and informative evening of discussion and hands-on learning about the many challenges and delights of first-time fatherhood led by trained instructors. This interactive class features the best advice veteran dads (along with baby) have to offer expectant fathers.

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Pre-natal Yoga Wednesdays, 12:30—1:30 p.m. or 6—7 p.m. $12/class/S&F; $15/class/JCC Member; $17/class/Guests Or series of six classes $54/S&F; $78/JCC Member; $94/Guests Relax, stretch, and come meet other expectant moms. Instructor, Jenny Fleming, has been teaching pre-natal/post-natal yoga for 10 years. She has been trained in Iyengar yoga and is a massage therapist and a registered nurse. This is a yoga class where expectant moms can do yoga knowing that the poses are safe and chosen specifically for their needs. Sessions will be six weeks long and will occur on an ongoing basis as long as we have enough people to run the class. Participants will be prorated if they join in the middle of a session. Call or e-mail Jill Katchen at (303) 316-6336 or jkatchen@jccdenver.org for session dates and registration to register.

Warm Welcome Visits Congratulations on your new baby! We know there’s so much for you to do and learn. Let us help... We offer caring support, a connection to community resources, a way to meet other new parents and a gift basket that includes information on child development and parenting skills, books and CDs, and a complimentary JCC one-year membership. This is all delivered to you by a trained volunteer. There is no charge for this service. Call Melanie to register at (303) 316-6325. Warm Welcome is available for Jewish babies, age six months or younger.

MOVE & LEARN WITH ME: PARENT & CAREGIVER PARTICIPATION CLASSES All classes require pre-registration. We offer a 25% discount for families with multiples and siblings. For families who want to drop in on a Move and Learn class, they can attend 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 make-up in one of our other classes, we’d love to see you! Classes contain Jewish content, including songs, stories and recipes.

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For detailed information, class schedules and to register online, please visit www.jccdenver.org under “families,” or contact Jill Katchen at (303) 316-6336 or jkatchen@jccdenver.org.

Sessions: Sunday—Friday Session I: Jan. 8—March 2, eight weeks Session II: March 11—May 11 (no class April 8—13 for Passover), eight weeks $104/JCC Member; $125/Guests* *Art, sign language and cooking classes incur additional material fees.

various stages of walking. Crawlers, wobblers, and more confident movers enjoy elements of our tumbling equipment including balance beams, trampolines, tunnels, balls and more.

Jammin’ Tots Jr. Crawling—14 months Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.—12:15 p.m. JCC, Room 203

Move and Learn Demo Weeks- FREE Children ages newborn—4 years and caregivers/parents Winter: Dec. 19—23; Spring: May 20—25

Jammin’ Tots Crawling—3 years Wednesdays, 9:30—10:15 a.m. JCC, Room 203

Touch base with Shalom Baby in between sessions, and get a taste of our move and learn classes! Art, music, tumbling, sign language, cooking, and more will be offered. A perfect chance to have a preview of classes and teachers before a new session begins. Contact Jill Katchen for schedule and availability jkatchen@jccdenver.org or (303) 316-6336.

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.

Babies (ages 8 weeks to pre-crawling)

Tots (18 months—3 years)

Tumble Bugs (Session II only) Mondays, 11:30 a.m.—12:15 p.m. JCC, Phillips Social Hall

Artistic Tots: A Whole Body Experience 17 months—3 years Mondays, 9:30—10:15 a.m. JCC, Room 203 Additional $10 material fee for this class

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 pre-tumbling class provides special time with your child including free play, songs, bubbles, games and exercise to nurture strong and flexible bodies and minds.

Boogie Babies (Session I only) 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 Fridays, 12:30—1:30 p.m. JCC, Yoga Room A calming and restorative experience for moms and baby, this class focuses on unique yoga postures designed to help moms get back in shape, and baby massage techniques known to help digestion as well as sleep and neural development. Each class is filled with nurturing ways to enhance bonding with baby, while mom exercises, and provides opportunities to socialize with other new moms. No yoga experience necessary.

Tots Jr. (crawling—walking) Mini-Tumbling Tots Crawling—17 months Mondays, 10:30—11:15 a.m.; Thursdays, 9:30—10:30 a.m. JCC, Phillips Social Hall This class focuses on gross motor development for children who are in

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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. The focus is on the experience and not the end result. Be ready to make a mess that you don’t have to clean up at home.

Sticky Fingers Cooking 2—3 years Mondays, 9:30 a.m. or Thursdays, 10:30—11:15 a.m., eight weeks JCC, Room 203 $136/JCC Member; $163/Guest Includes all food and expert instruction by Sticky Fingers Chefs Sticky Fingers, is a local company bringing fun and healthy cooking classes to the JCC, for kids ages 2–3. 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 well-rounded, adventurous eaters. Kids and their caregivers will spend an hour whisking, cutting, mixing, and of course, tasting, to their heart's content and then leave the mess to us. Participants will receive healthy recipes to try at home.

Maxi-Tumbling 18 months—3 years 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.

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Kinder Kixx — NEW! 18 months—3 years Sundays, 10:30—11:15 a.m. Location: TBD This is a great new pre-soccer program designed for toddlers. Bring your kids to the JCC on Sunday mornings, and let them get their energy out, kicking, dribbling and running around. This unique approach to soccer skills development gives a child the confidence he or she needs to explore the game of soccer in a supportive, safe environment.

Mixed-Age (Ages newborn—5 years) Makin’ Music Sundays, 9:15—10 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.

Lego After School Program – New! Children ages 3—5 Tuesdays, 4—5 p.m., eight weeks JCC, Room 205 $128/JCC Member; $153/Guests Join the JCC and Play-Well Teknologies, for fun with Legos after school! Join the LEGO® fun! During each class we will choose a different theme to explore and create. Themes include Airport, Carnival, Castle, City, Desert, Forest, Zoo and more. We will also design theme elements such as building: airplanes, animals, boats, carriages, cars, and bridges. Students will begin exploring their creative side as well as gain confidence in LEGO® and general building practices.

Talk and Tumble – Open Gym and Play Time! Every Wednesdays 10:30—11:30 a.m. JCC Social Hall FREE Bring your new baby, toddlers or even your play group for open play time on our tumbling equipment. Get out of the house, meet new friends and have fun with old friends. This is an excellent chance to enter a “yes” zone with multiples, siblings and other little explorers. The JCC tumbling room is a great, safe environment for toddlers to explore and get out extra energy, especially during the winter months! Snacks will be provided.

Tales from The Jungle FREE Storytime and Shabbat Celebration Every Friday 10:30 a.m. The Reading Jungle, JCC 205

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Moms, dads, grandparents, nannies and of course kids, ages 1–5, are invited to our weekly Story time and Shabbat Celebration! We will enjoy Shabbat Stories and songs as well as hear some of our other favorite books; we will say the Shabbat prayers, light the candles, sip some juice and share delicious challah! No reservations are necessary.

“Day at the J” Monday, Feb. 20 Your kids have a day off of school- what better place is there for them than the JCC. The Family, Youth, and Teen Team is working together to create a fun day for the kids!

For children 4 and under: Taste of Family Programs $10/child Drop in for a taste of our Move and Learn classes- music, art tumbling and more. Contact Jill Katchen for details and to reserve your spot jkatchen@jccdenver.org or (303) 316-6336 Children grades K through 6: Vacation Camp (9 a.m.—4 p.m.) Sunrise care is available 8–9 a.m. Sunset care is available 4–6 p.m. Contact Jason Gold for details jgold@jccdenver.org or (303) 316-6349 Tweens and Teens: Skinnus! Feb 19-20 Contact Jamie Skog for details and to reserve your spot jskog@jccdenver.org or (303) 316-6391 Youth Athletics: Open Gym for Children 8 and up 9 a.m.—1 p.m. Enjoy a day of play in the gym, $5/child, ages 8 and up. Contact Yuri Tavbin for details and to reserve your spot ytavbin@jccdenver.org or (303) 316-6304

SHALOM FAMILY PARENTING PROGRAMS Lactation Lounge Fridays, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 9, April 20, May 11 JCC, Reading Jungle (Room 205) 11:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. $5/person/JCC Member; $7/Guests Relax with other mommies and newborns, get support and resources on breastfeeding and find answers to other “new mom questions” with Juliet Glaser, lactation consultant.

Lunch and Learn: Step Parenting Thursday, Feb. 2 11 a.m.—12:15 p.m. JCC, Board Room $10/JCC Member; $12/Guests Unpacking the mysteries of a blended family often adds stress to new families. Please join Pat Skinner, licensed psychotherapist for a conversation on developing better understanding of family dynamics, enhancing communication, and supporting your partner and children. Please bring a brown bag lunch. For more information about Pat Skinner, please visit www.stepparenting.com.

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Dads Night Out… Bowling Night Thursday, Feb. 9 Location/Cost: TBD Join other dads for a night out with the guys- practice your bowling, have a beer and connect with other dads while playing in a not-socompetitive environment. Details to follow.

South Family Programs For questions or to register, contact Dani Wynn, dwynn@jccdenver.org. Reservations are appreciated for all programs. Payment due at time of program. Melissa Hoch Director of South Denver, Day Camp and Youth Programs (303) 316-6418 mhoch@jccdenver.org

Working Moms Network (WoMeN): Chocolate and Champagne Wednesday, Feb. 22 7—9 p.m. The Forum Hair Studio (425 S. Cherry St., Glendale, CO 80246) $25/JCC Member; $30/Guests or day of registrants (two services)

Dani Wynn Program Coordinator South Denver (303) 912-5398 dwynn@jccdenver.org

Chocolate and champagne makeover night. Take a little time for YOU in the middle of your winter doldrums. Details to follow.

Lunch and Learn: Supporting Compassion and Empathy in Children Wednesday, April 4 11 a.m.—12:15 p.m. JCC, Board Room $10/JCC Member; $12/Guest Judi Morosohk, CAJE’s ECE specialist, will lead an informal conversation with parents about helping to develop empathy in young children. Empathy is the root of compassion and kindness. Join us in a dialogue on how we, as parents, can support our children to be empathic, kind and have a sense of responsibility toward repairing the world. Take the time for some personal learning, and support your parenting journey, while you support your child’s development. Please bring a brown bag lunch.

All South Family Programs held at JCC South Denver Campus, 9625 E. Arapahoe Rd., Greenwood Village, 80112, unless otherwise noted.

HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS AND EVENTS TGIMNO – Thank Goodness It's Mom's Night Off! Tuesday, Jan. 10 6:30—8 p.m. $12/Person Ladies, its time to step away from your busy schedules! Join us for happy hour and enjoy a meaningful conversation with Lisa Thomas, licensed marriage and relationship therapist. Thomas will facilitate a conversation about “9 Tips for A Hot and Healthy Marriage.” Appetizers and wine will be served.

Mahj, Moms and Margaritas! Tuesday, May 8 6:30—8:30 p.m. Location: TBD $36/JCC Member; $42/Guests Join other moms for a night out complete with margaritas and delicious hors d'oeuvres. Whether you have played mahjong before, or this is your first time, please join us for what promises to be a fun evening of learning, laughing and relaxing together while supporting Family Programs. Tables will be played at all levels. Instruction will be provided for novices. Advance registration requested by Friday, May 4. Please indicate your level of play with registration, and bring your mahjong set if you have one. Cards will be available for sale at the event.

Family Fitness Fun Children ages 18 months and up Sunday, Jan. 29 3:30—4:30 p.m. $10/Family Grab your tennis shoes, water bottle and a towel – it’s time to get moving! Join Staci and Mark Zimmerman as they take you through three 20 mini workout sessions with your family. Yoga doodles, core conditioning and Krav Maga (Israeli self defense).

Taste of Tu B'Shevat: Is it the Pits or the Peels? Children ages 12 months and up Sunday, Feb. 5 3:30—5 p.m. $7/Person ages 18 months and up; $25/Max/family Join Shalom Family South, The Jewish Experience, Ekar Farm, Stepping Stones and Jewish National Fund (JNF) to learn more about the New Year of the Trees. We mark the day of Tu B’Shevat by eating fruit, particularly from the varieties that are singled out by the Torah in its praise of the bounty of the Holy Land: grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives

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and dates. You will have an opportunity to taste several different types of fruit and plant your own tree. JNF will provide information on how your family can plant a tree in Israel.

Ruach with Rockets – This One's for the Guys

Purim's Pass the Cookie, Please: Hamentashen and Mishloach Manot Exchange

It's time to build a rocket! Dads, grandpas, uncles and children: Join us for some Ruach (spirit) as you will receive your very own kit to create a rocket. We will then head to a local park to see how high it will fly.

Children ages 12 months and up Monday, March 5 5—6:30 p.m. $7/Person; $20/Family JCC South Denver and Stepping Stones partner to bring famlies this program. One of the four Purim mitzvot (charitable acts) is “Mishloach Manot” – gifts of food and drink – to ensure everyone has enough to enjoy the Purim feast. This mitzvah derives from the Book of Esther, the story that is read during the holiday. We will read a Purim story, and decorate Mishloach Manot baskets/exchange them among the group. Stepping Stones will facilitate a "make-and-take" Hamentashen cookies and crafts session. If you have a favorite family Hamentashen recipe, please bring it to share. Be sure to dress up in your favorite costume! Light snacks will be served.

Color Me Mine Children ages 12 months and up Thursday, March 15 Color Me Mine Studio 6955 S. York St., Suite 415, Centennial, 80122 Cost: TBD

Sunday, May 6 2—4 p.m. $25/Rocket/Family

Shavuot Snacks n' More Thursday, May 24 10—11 a.m. Cost: TBD On Shavuot it is customary to eat dairy foods to remember entering the land of “milk and honey.” Bagels, cream cheese, blintzes and more! Come and enjoy a dairy nosh and learn why we eat dairy foods on this holiday.

MULTIPLE-WEEK PROGRAMS Bi-Weekly Mah Jongg Games Every other Monday, starting Jan. 9 9:30—11:30 a.m. $2/week or $10/six week punch card Come and enjoy a game or two of Mah Jongg. Don't know how to play? No worries; we will have someone available to teach the game. Please bring your own game set and cards if you have them. Mah Jongg cards will be available for purchase. Light snacks will be served.

Need a Seder plate for your Passover table or challah plate for your Shabbat celebration? Join us at Color Me Mine at the Streets at South Glenn Mall. Grab a paint brush and smock to paint a masterpiece. Reservations are required for this event due to limited space.

Sticky Fingers Cooking

Chocolate Seder Sampling

Sticky Fingers is a local company bringing fun and healthy cooking classes to JCC South Denver for ages 2–4 years old. Sticky Fingers enthusiastically believes that by involving children in tasting flavorful foods and preparing what they put in their mouth, they will develop into well-rounded, adventurous eaters. Children and their caregivers will spend an hour whisking, cutting, mixing, and of course, tasting delicious foods. Participants will receive healthy recipes to try at home.

Children ages 2—4 years Tuesday, April 3 10—11:30 a.m. $7/Person; $18/Family Before we embark on a week of matzah, why not indulge a little with chocolate? The Passover Seder is a time to retell the story of the hardships that were faced as the Jewish people escaped slavery to seek freedom. We will experience the dark and bitter times of slavery and savor the sweetness of freedom while using our sense of taste with different types of chocolate. Children will have an opportunity to decorate Passover items that will be a perfect fit at your family Seder table.

Musical Shabbat Dinner Friday, April 20 5:30—7:15 p.m. Cost TBD

Children ages 2—4 years Tuesday, Jan. 31—March 27, 11 a.m.—Noon $136/Person (eight weeks)

Shabbat Sing Children ages 2—4 years Friday mornings beginning Jan. 27 9:45—11 a.m. $5/week or $20/six week punch card Do you have the Shabbat feeling? Want to learn more about the prayers said on Friday night? Join us every Friday morning as we sing, dance, and learn about Shabbat. Children will also have an opportunity to “make-and-take” challah bread to enjoy with their family at home.

Welcome Shabbat with the sound of music and join JCC South Denver and Stepping Stones friends. Enjoy a delightful catered meal with family and friends, and participate in Shabbat traditions. More details to follow.

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Early Childhood Center (ECC) Estee Genosar ECC Director (303) 316-6317 egenosar@jccdenver.org

Feb. 6 at 8 a.m. by pre-assigned lottery number. Please call (303) 316-6377 if you have not received your lottery number by Feb. 1 or to schedule a tour.

General Public: Families wishing to register for the 2012–2013 school year can do so on Friday, Feb. 10 on a first come, first-served basis at the ECC front desk. Registration materials will be available by Wednesday, Jan. 4. Families who are not currently enrolled at the ECC may call, (303) 316-6377 or stop by the ECC to set up a tour and get registration/materials. For general questions please call (303) 316-6377 or email preschool@jccdenver.org.

We Inspire Jewish Journeys Freda Edelstein ECC Assistant Director (303) 316-6378 fedelstein@jccdenver.org

Everyday experiences are infused by Jewish traditions. We encourage an exploration of cultural, spiritual and ethical aspects of Judaism. 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 Shabbat (the Sabbath) with school–wide group singing and celebrations.

Stephanie Martin Infant Toddler Director (303) 316-6326 smartin@jccdenver.org

The Power of the Learning Environment

Ann Chesson Office Manager (303) 316-6377 achesson@jccdenver.org preschool@jccdenver.org

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. 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.

ECC Registration Enrollment for the 2012–2013 school-year is determined by a lottery system. A $225 non-refundable enrollment fee and the last month’s tuition must accompany each registration application. Families register and pay on the day of each lottery. Payment plans and tuition assistance are available. The following dates show each tier of the lottery:

Current ECC Families: Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, by pre-assigned lottery number.

JCC Members: (Must have joined the JCC by Dec. 31, 2011) Interested JCC members must either call (303) 316-6377 or email preschool@jccdenver.org no later than Friday,Jan.27 to request a lottery number.Lottery numbers will be drawn on Monday, Jan. 30 and members will be notified of their number on that day. Registration for JCC members will take place on Monday,

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We provide classroom environments that are authentic and natural in appearance and engaging and stimulating in feel. Developmental areas such as literacy and creative arts, math, problem solving and dramatic play are experienced through an environment which offers open-ended materials, allowing children the chance to use their imagination and creativity to foster their development.

Curriculum We offer a child–centered curriculum based on an emergent approach. Through observation of children’s interests and play, teachers create discussion topics that capture children’s natural curiosity. As part of our belief that learning takes place through play and “hands–on” experiences, children are encouraged to develop creativity and critical thinking skills through a balance of structured activities and interactive play.

Staff and Faculty Our staff is made up of warm, caring individuals who are professionals in their field. Our faculty participates in on-going training in early childhood and Jewish education. Through age-group teamwork, teachers learn from and support one another in applying best practices.

Family Partnerships We view parents as integral partner in the child’s learning experience. 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 special events, parent education, and fundraising.

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, director of Family Programs, the class includes time away from parents and caregivers to help children learn independence. This program runs from 9:30–11 a.m. on Mondays during the nine-month academic year. Tuition is $127/month.

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Children must be the age of the program by Oct. 1, 2012.

Preschool Infant Plus (12 weeks by Oct. 1, 2012) 12 weeks—12 months Monday—Friday, 7 a.m.—6 p.m. $1,592/cash/check or $1,623/credit/debit, per month Toddler Plus (must be 12 months by Aug. 22, 2012) 12—23 months Monday—Friday, 7 a.m.—6 p.m. $1,473/cash/check or $1,523/credit/debit, per month Toddler Full Day (must be 12 months by Aug. 22, 2012) 12—23 months Monday—Friday, 9 a.m.—3:30 p.m. $1,164/cash/check or $1,203/credit/debit, per month Toddler 2 Days (12 month class) 12-23 months Tuesday/Thursday, 9 a.m.—12:30 p.m. $377/cash/check or $389/credit/debit, per month Toddler 3 Days (12 month class) 12-23 months Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9 a.m.—12:30 p.m. $529/cash/check or $546/credit/debit, per month

3's Plus (12 month class) Monday—Friday, 7 a.m.—6 p.m. $1,187/cash/check or $1,227/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. $446/cash/check or $461/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. $302/cash/check or $312/credit/debit, per month 4's 5 Days (12 month class) Monday—Friday, 9 a.m.—12:30 p.m. $643/cash/check or $665/credit/debit, per month 4’s Full Day (9 month class) Monday—Friday, 9 a.m.—3:30 p.m. $950/cash/check or $982/credit/debit, per month 4's Plus (12 month class) Monday—Friday, 7 a.m.—6 p.m. $1,187/cash/check or $1,227/credit/debit, per month

2's 2 Days (9 month class) Tuesday/Thursday, 9 a.m.—12:30 p.m. $319/cash/check or $329/credit/debit, per month

Afternoon Adventure Enrichment Classes 3—5 years Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 12:30—3:30 p.m. $101/month/class (Cooking class is $106/month)

2's 3 Days (9 month class) Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9 a.m.—12:30 p.m. $452/cash/check or $468/credit/debit, per month

Join the Early Childhood Center for an afternoon adventure featuring theme–based classes (listed below)! Join us for one class or for all! Adventure classes are open to currently enrolled ECC students ages 3 and older.

2's Full Day (12 month class) Monday—Friday, 9 a.m.—3:30 p.m. $1,009/cash/check or $1,034/credit/debit, per month 2's Plus (12 month class) Monday—Friday, 7 a.m.—6 p.m. $1,246/cash/check or $1,288/credit/debit, per month 3's 2 Days (9 month class) Tuesday/Thursday, 9 a.m.—12:30 p.m. $302/cash/check or $312/credit/debit, per month 3's 3 Days (9 month class) Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 9 a.m.—12:30 p.m. $446/cash/check or $461/credit/debit, per month 3’s Full Day (12 month class) Monday—Friday, 9 a.m.—3:30 p.m. $950/cash/check or $982/credit/debit, per month

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Spanish or Music Movement/Drama or Art Art or Cooking Spanish or Cooking Shalom Club/Hebrew or Science

Morning and Afternoon Extended Day Enrichment 12 months—5 years Monday—Friday Children must be enrolled in an ECC program to participate. Children can receive nurturing care before the main preschool day begins or after it’s over.

7—9 a.m.: 8—9 a.m.: 12:30—3:30 p.m.: 12:30—6 p.m.: 3:30—6 p.m.:

$56/month/day $37/month/day $72/month/day $113/month/day $62/month/day

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Gym & Swim 5—8 year olds Monday—Friday, March 26—30 $160/week

Jason Gold Child & Youth Programming Coordinator (303) 316-6349 jgold@jccdenver.org

Kids start off the afternoon shooting hoops and playing other gymbased games. After recharging with a snack, everyone heads to the Goldstein Indoor Pool for a refreshing dip. During this special holiday camp, the programming is focused on recreation over skill. Class size is small, so don’t delay to register. If you have any questions please call Yuri at (303) 316-6304.

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

Club J After-School Program

The JCC is excited to provide 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 visit www.jccdenver.org. Payment due at time of registration.

Spring 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, athletics, fun and friendship!

Martin Luther King Day Monday, Jan. 16 9 a.m.—4 p.m.; $65 Sunrise* 8—9 a.m.; $25 Sunset* 4—6 p.m.; $50

Grades K—6 Club J is a fun, safe and engaging after school program for elementary school-aged children. Everyday 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. Choose your own journey! We encourage the children to indulge in their passion. 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. Outdoor swimming will be used as an option in place of athletics during warm months (weather permitting). Transportation will be offered to many schools in the area at an additional fee.

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

We will provide additional program options such as swim lessons and hip-hop dance at a reduced rate. Swim lessons: $10/day/session Tuesdays/Thursdays* *Must sign up for both days each per swim-session. Session lengths vary.

President’s Day Monday, Feb. 20 9 a.m.—4 p.m.; $65 Sunrise* 8—9 a.m.; $25 Sunset* 4—6 p.m.; $50

Tuesday & Thursday Session I: Jan. 10—Feb. 9; $100 Session II: Feb. 14—March 15; $100 Session III: March 20—April 19; $100 Session IV: April 24—May 24; $100

Spring Break March 26—30, Monday—Friday 9 a.m.—4 p.m.; $310/week 9 a.m.—4 p.m.; $65/day Sunrise* 8—9 a.m.; $25/week Sunset* 4—6 p.m.; $50/week

Saturday Night Out

*Sunrise and Sunset drop-in care is based on availability for $7/hour **There is no sunset on the March 23 and March 30

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Grades K—6 Saturdays, Jan. 21, Feb. 25, March 31, April 28, May 12 6—9 p.m. $25/child; $18 each additional child All five nights only $115/child; $75 each 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

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swimming, a pizza dinner, art, games and fun while you’re out and about! For more information please call Jason at (303) 316-6349.

YOUTH ADVENTURES Grades K—6

Spring Soccer Clinic Grades K—6 April 15—May 13 Sundays, Noon—1 p.m. $52/S&F; $62/JCC Member; $72/Guests Location: TBD

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!

Kids get a kick out of our soccer clinic! The focus is on dribbling and possession skills as well as shooting and kicking the ball. A scrimmage is also included at the end of each session. For more information, call Yuri at (303) 316-6304.

Skiing/Snowboarding

Youth Baseball

Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 11 7:30 a.m.—6 p.m. Cost: TBD

Grades 1—5 Sundays, May 20—July 15, times vary $72/S&F; $82/JCC Member; $98/Guests Location: 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 while we warm up at the lodge.

Play ball! Children who join our youth baseball league learn baseball fundamentals and leadership skills and experience teamwork while having a ball of fun! All players receive a T-shirt and trophy at the end of the season. For more information, call Yuri at (303) 316-6304.

Rock Climbing April 22, Noon $18/person Climb to new heights at a nearby gym for a fun and challenging afternoon of rock climbing. Be sure to bring your muscles and wits as you scale the walls while you work with a belay-certified instructor.

Hiking May 20, 11 a.m.—3 p.m. $15/person

Tee Ball Pre-K—Kindergarten Sundays, May 20—July 15, times vary $62/S&F; $72/JCC Member; $86/Guests Location: TBD This program is a terrific introduction to baseball for the youngest of players. Kids have seven, one-hour Sunday sessions with a half-practice, half-scrimmage format. All players receive a T-shirt and a trophy at the end of the season. For more information, call Yuri at (303) 316-6304.

Do you enjoy getting your shoes dirty as you embark on a new adventure? We will be hiking up North Table Mountain. Don’t forget your cameras as we will be taking plenty of pictures of this beautiful area of just outside of Golden.

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

Girls Basketball League Grades 1—4 Jan. 17—March 10 One practice and one game per week; call for times $77/S&F; $97/JCC Member; $117/Guests Hoop it up! Girls have the opportunity to improve their game skills, learn about team building and get a fabulous workout with friends. The season consists of eight weekly practices and seven Thursday games. All players receive a jersey and a trophy at the end of the season. For more information, call Yuri at (303) 316-6304.

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

MTN Shabbat Dinner Jan. 6, 6:30—9 p.m. $15/person JCC Join us for an amazing Friday evening service, dinner and even Israeli dancing!

Girls Night Out on Super Bowl Sunday The JCC Maccabi Teen Network is a programming resource for all Denver Jewish teens. Utilizing the wide array of resources the JCC has to offer, the JCC Maccabi Teen Network will provide new and engaging programs geared specifically to teens. Building on the success of the 2010 Denver JCC Maccabi Games, the JCC Maccabi Teen Network (MTN)will encourage Denver teens to deepen the relationships formed through the Games as well as provide a context for creating new friendships. These programs will 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 dedicated space, the JCC MTN Lounge has been created for teens. For more information on the JCC Maccabi Teen Network, contact Jamie Skog at jskog@jccdenver.org or by phone at (303) 316-3691.

Teen Advisory Committee Do you want to have a say in the teen programs provided for the JCC Maccabi Teen Network? Join the JCC Teen Advisory Committee. We want to hear what you have to say to make sure we are meeting your needs. This group will meet once a month and serve as the teen voice within the JCC community. For more information on participating on the teen advisory committee, contact Jamie Skog at jskog@jccdenver.org or by phone at (303) 316-3691. For the most up-to-date programming please check out our teen website at www.jccdenver.org/teen or become a fan of Denver JCC Maccabi Teen Network on Facebook.

OVERNIGHTS AND PROGRAMS Middle School Programming Fridays at the J Dates: Jan. 2—March 23, April 2—May 25, 4—6 p.m. $36/semester 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 fun projects! Bring friends and join the group of teens that already come weekly.

Jan. 6 — Winter Semester Kick off party into a community Shabbat Dinner Jan. 13, 20, 27 — Bar/Bat Mitzvah dancing- Come learn great moves with an instructor to show off at your next Bar/Bat Mitzvah Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 — Make your own music March 2, 9, 16, 23 — Passover cooking April 6, 13, 20, 27 — Israeli games and activities May 4, 11, 18 — Mural painting May 25 — Final day at the outdoor pool

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Sunday, Feb. 5 $15/person JCC Sick of watching football? Come join us for a girls only spa night at the JCC. Don’t worry we won’t forget the most important part of the super bowl… the commercials. Throughout the night we will stream in the greatest commercials of the game.

Maccabi Games Saturday Night Out Fundraiser/Overnight Saturday, Feb. 11, 6 p.m.—9 a.m. JCC We will be running a Saturday Night Out program for children in grades K–6. Part of the proceeds from the evening will go towards the JCC Maccabi Games Experience. Once we are done running the activity, the JCC Maccabi Teens will stay after for an amazing overnight!

Ski-nus Sunday, Feb. 19—20 Cost: TBD Spend the night up in the mountains with your friends and catch some air the next day on the mountain.

Community Wide Purim Extravaganza Saturday, March 3 Cost: TBD JCC Celebrate the Jewish triumph over Haman with all of your friends. We will capture a little bit of the story and then buggy the night away! A full Megillah reading will be offered to those who are interested.

JCC Lock-ins March 17—18, April 21—22; 7—9 a.m. $36 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.

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Make Your Own Haggadah

Middle School Boys Basketball League

Sunday, April 1, 1—4 p.m. JCC $20

Sundays, April 1—May 13 3—5 p.m. (depending on game schedule) Practices: Once a week in the evenings $40/person

Spend the afternoon creating your own Haggadah to use at your seder this year! You will be inspired by the values and stories of Pesach to make your own unique piece.

HEATH AND FITNESS Teen kickboxing Jan. 10—Feb. 7 Tuesdays, 6—7 p.m. $30/five-week session JCC Gym Start that New Year’s resolution out with a kick! Join us for a five-week kick boxing series to get your body into peak shape.

Come play in the Middle School Boys Basketball League. Continue to improve your basketball skills while getting to know new teens in the area as well.

3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Grades 8—12 May 28, 1—4 p.m. $45/team or $15/person JCC Gym Come lay it all out on the wood floor. Take home the glory by winning this year’s 3 on 3 basketball tournament.

COMMUNITY SERVICE/TIKKUN OLAM Teen Pilates Jan. 5—Jan. 26 and April 19—May 10 Thursdays, 6—7 p.m. $75/four-week session JCC Gym Get your body into peak shape with our teen Pilates course. Focus on developing your core muscles to improve your posture and your overall fitness.

Teen Yoga Feb. 6—March 12 Mondays, 5:15—6:15 p.m. $30/five-week session Yoga Studio

Teens Give Back $36/person JCC Need to meet a service-learning requirement? Join us for our monthly volunteer project at Children Hospital. One day a month we will have a creative and inspiring experience to give back to kids in need.

Spring Break Tikkun Olam Camp Grades 6—8 March 26—30 Cost: TBD JCC

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

If you are looking for meaningful way to spend your Spring break, look no further. Come spend the morning doing service projects around the Denver community and the afternoon hanging out with friends!

Spinning Course

J-Serve

Feb. 15—March 14 Wednesdays, 7—8 p.m. $30/five-week session JCC Spinning Studio

April 15 Time: TBD

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.

Hip Hop Course April 17—May 15 Tuesdays, 6:30—7:30 p.m. $30/five-week session JCC First Floor Studio Want to make sure you have the skills to stand out 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!

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Come be part of the community wide day of service.All of the Jewish teens from around the city will come together to make a difference in Denver.

ARTS AND CULTURE Teen Film - Dolphin Boy Feb. 26 $5 View the Teen Film board’s inspiring film selection. Watch the story of an Israeli-Arab boy who overcomes a traumatic experience through the help of Dolphin Therapy. Following the film there will be a talk back with the producers and a social activity for teens.

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Teen Theatre Series Wicked May 8, 2012 1:30—6:30 p.m. $45/person Denver Center for the Performing Arts Winner of 35 major awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards, Wicked is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girls Thing Grades 6-8 Jan. 29, Feb. 26, March 18, April 29, May 20 Sundays, 4—6 p.m. $36/person JCC “Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing” 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.

COLLEGE PREP ACADEMIC PROGRAMMING Kaplan Practice ACT test Sunday, Jan. 29; Noon—4 p.m. Results returned on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6—7 p.m. FREE JCC

Kaplan ACT Prep Course Feb. 19—April 12 Sundays, Feb. 19, March 4, March 18, April 1, Noon—4 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 23, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 12, 6—9 p.m. $499/person JCC Want to make sure you get a good score the first time you take the ACT as a junior? Join us for the Kaplan ACT Prep Course before the required pubic school ACT test in late March.

College Prep Series Sundays, March 4, 11, 18 5—7 p.m. (includes dinner) $36 JCC Make sure that you are ready to go when you start school in the fall. Don’t accidentally turn your favorite shirt pink because you don’t

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know how to do laundry. Learn how to take care of your money, so you don’t get that phone call because your credit card bill is too high. Instead make sure you have a handle on all of the basics of college.

Week One: Week Two:

Getting by in college: Cooking and Cleaning 101 Balancing your budget: How do you take care of your finances in college Week Three: Intro to Greek Life: Real look at both the pros and cons of the Greek system

Senior Shabbat Dinner at DU Hillel Friday, May 11 FREE University of Denver Hillel Join us for a night on campus before your even start college. Experience a Shabbat dinner at the University of Denver Hillel with your friends and get a sense of what Hillel has to offer when you start school next year.

Finals Study Night at the JCC May 20, 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 Experience Gear up for JCC Maccabi Games 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 Join Team Denver 2012 today! Spend the last week of your summer competing, performing and having fun with Jewish teens from all over the world. Not only will you be able to expand your facebook friends with people you meet at the games, you will also get a chance to make great new friends here in Denver. Come be part of one of the largest Jewish summer programs for teens.

August 5—10, 2012 Houston, Texas $1550* regular registration $1300 early bird registration before Jan. 31, 2012 (cost includes: travel, accommodation, food, uniforms and social programs prior to travel) * Scholarships are available. Please contact Beth Berger at bberger@jccdenver.org to receive more information about applying for scholarships

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serve a larger purpose than athletic competition. The Games also promote community involvement, teamwork and pride in being Jewish. The Games are the largest Jewish teen event in the world; each summer over 6,000 Jewish teens participate. The energy and excitement makes it a unique and unforgettable experience for every participant.

What is JCC Maccabi ArtsFest? JCC Maccabi ArtsFest is designed to inspire Jewish teens through a dynamic combination of workshop, performance, exhibition, community service, social activities, and fun to develop their individuality through the medium of artistic expression while strengthening their bonds to their Jewish heritage, community and Israel. The program is not is not a competition. However, teens must submit audition tapes based on the standards provided by the artist in resident (AIR). Teens work together with their AIR and the teens in their specialty to create art for the collaborative final performance and gallery.

You can be part of the fun! Just pick which activity you are most interested in: Sports include: Arts include: Baseball Acting/improv Basketball Broadcast Journalism Bowling Culinary Arts Soccer Dance Softball Jazz Swimming Musical Theater Table Tennis Digital Photography Tennis Rock Music Girls Volleyball Visual Arts Vocal Music

CPR Certification with First Aid Review 12 years—adult Sunday, April 3, 10 a.m.—5 p.m. $75/JCC Member; $90/Guests After this class, students will be prepared for emergencies! First aid, rescue breathing, choking and standards for infant, child and adult CPR are covered by instructor Jenn Scott.

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 Adult Pick-Up Basketball

Sports Try-outs Jan. 5, 2012 1 p.m., Boys and Girls Basketball 2:15 p.m., Boys and Girls Soccer 3:30 p.m., Baseball and Softball 4:45 p.m., Girls Volleyball

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Noon Tuesdays, 7:30—10 p.m. Sundays, 8:30 a.m.—Noon

Winter Men’s Basketball League Thursdays, 7:30—9:30 p.m.

After your try out come stop by the teens lounge for Sunday football and snacks! Contact Yuri Tavbin for details and registration. For questions or artist auditions: Contact Yuri Tavbin at ytavbin@jccdenver.org or (303) 316-6304.

KABBALAH EXPERIENCE

BABYSITTING & BASIC FIRST AID

Kabbalah Experience Curriculum

Babysitting 11 years—adult Sundays, March 6, 10 a.m.—4 p.m. $70/JCC Member; $84/Guests 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 meat–free kosher snack to both classes, and a babydoll to the second class. All graduates from this course, which is taught by Jenn Scott, are eligible to register at the JCC Babysitter’s Clearing House. Please email Jenn at jscott@jccdenver.org to register for the class.

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The study of Kabbalah is a life-long process of growth. Each class we teach stands on its own, though knowledge and application of Kabbalah progresses with continuing study. Our curriculum is an integration of textual study, discussion, self-exploration and meditation. Advanced students focus on spiritual growth through text-based study or exploration of the authentic self. We apply Kabbalah concepts to your life to help change your awareness and impact how you see yourself and others. The first year curriculum consists of three classes, which are typically taught in sequential order: Soul, Space and Time. We recommend that new students start with Soul, but you can start with Space if the logistics of that class are better. Time is only offered in the spring.

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The days and times listed are for the Winter semester 2012 and will begin the week of Jan. 9, 2012. Classes are taught at the Goldberger Center (GC), 3599 S. Ivanhoe Street and at the Jewish Community Center (JCC), 350 S. Dahlia St. For questions or to register please call (303)758-8996 or email admin@kabbalahexperience.com.

Kabbalah Experience Winter Semester 2012 Soul: Introduction to Unseen Reality Adults Jan. 9—March 21 Once Weekly Class Classes posted www.kabbalahexperience.com/classes

Advanced Kabbalah Class Adults Jan. 9—March 21 Once Weekly Class www.kabbalahexperience.com/classes $250/ongoing student; $200/new student (enroll via the JCC registrar office or www.kabbalahexperience.com)

Spring Semester 2012

JFS at The JCC, Senior Connections Suzi Malman Seniors Department Coordinator (303) 316-6358 smalman@jccdenver.org

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

JFS at the JCC JFS at the JCC offers programs that enhance the physical and emotional well-being of adults over the age of 60 by providing them with opportunities to meet with others through social and educational programs, fitness classes, and volunteer opportunities, as well as connecting them to social services they may need to remain independent and living in their own home

Soul: Introduction to Unseen Reality Adults April 2—June 20 Once Weekly Class Classes posted www.kabbalahexperience.com/classes

Advanced Kabbalah Class Adults April 2—June 20 Once Weekly Class www.kabbalahexperience.com/classes $250/ongoing student; $200/new student (enroll via the JCC registrar office or www.kabbalahexperience.com)

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

Ongoing Classes & Clubs Forum Second and Forth Tuesday of each month, 10:15 a.m. 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.

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Active Minds 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 programs. 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.

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.

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.

Poker, Poker, Poker! Monday —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.

Schmooze Group with Susan Jacobs Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 12:30 p.m. Free Discuss the issues of the day with this dynamic group.

$5/session. Contact: Lil at (303) 316-6359 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.

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 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 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.

Short Story Literature Group with Susan Jacobs Every other Thursdays, 10—11:30 a.m. Senior Lounge Free 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.

Yiddish Club – Lomir Redn Yiddish First and third Tuesdays of the month JCC 12:30—2 p.m.

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Senior Computer Classes

SENIOR EXERCISE CLASSES

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

The following classes are free for JCC Sports & Fitness Center members. Unless otherwise noted, the cost for JCC annual (non-S&F) members is $50/8 classes. A punchcard may be purchased at the Sports & Fitness desk.

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

Low Impact

Introduction to Internet & Email (60 min): 10:15—11:15 a.m.

M—F, Noon—1 p.m. (Shallow water. no swimming ability necessary)

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.

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

Take advantage of the comfort and buoyancy the water (84 degrees) provides to improve your coordination, endurance and your ability to perform daily tasks. All classes meet Arthritis Foundation standards and are adaptable to your own capabilities

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

Cardio AquaFit

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.

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St Anthony’s Passport to Learning One Thursday per month 10:15-11:15 a.m. $5/session

AquaFit Sculpt M & W, 10—11 a.m. A targeted workout to sculpt upper body, lower body and core. Emphasis is placed on muscle endurance, strength and proper form. Class includes use of resistance equipment.

Senior Tone

Enjoy stimulating programs presented by professionals in the fields of music, health, history and many more interesting topics.

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.

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A high energy aquatics class without any impact! This class will focus on arms, legs and abdominals using resistance equipment while improving your cardiovascular shape, muscle tone and flexibility.

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

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Feb.23–March 4

Tai Chi Chuan Tuesday, 10:30—11:30 a.m. Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Gentle, flowing movement to promote vitality.

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

Rori Miller Membership Services Coordinator (303) 316-6304 rmiller@jccdenver.org

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

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

Yuri Tavbin Membership Sales (303) 316-6308 ytavbin@jccdenver.org

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

• Cardio area featuring Precor, Cybex, Stairmaster, LifeFitness and Technogym Machines • Weight Room featuring Cybex, FreeMotion and more • Group Exercise Studio and brand new Spinning and Hot Yoga Studio • Pilates Studio with Allegro, Tower & Chair machines • Child Care Center • Separate locker rooms for adults, children and families • Men’s Shvitz (steam bath)/men’s and women’s steam rooms and whirlpools • Full—size gymnasium • Indoor, outdoor and wading (kiddie) pool • Handicap accessible • Complimentary towel service

Group Classes The JCC Sports & Fitness Center offers more than 80 classes per week to help you maximize your workout — with new classes being introduced all the time. We have multiple group exercise studios and offer a wide variety of classes including yoga, spinning, AquaFit, Pilates, step, Fitness Fusion, Zumba, body sculpt, 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 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.

Getting Started on Allegro Machines New More Affordable Option! 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.

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

Due to the unique movements and specialized equipment, participation in Allegro machine classes requires first taking a Fundamentals of Pilates course. Payment due at time of service.

Private Fundamentals of Pilates Course Seven one-on-one sessions (50-minutes each) Scheduled at your convenience $350/S&F Member; $400/Guests Group Fundamentals of Pilates* Eight Sessions (50-minutes each) A new session begins every month $120/S&F Member; $160/Guests Group Fundamentals of Pilates Schedule: Jan. 3—Feb. 21, Tuesdays, 11—11:50 a.m. Feb. 5—March 25, Sundays, 11:30 a.m.—12:20 p.m. March 5—April 23, Mondays, 5—5:50 p.m. April 4—May 23, Wednesdays, 5:30—6:20 p.m. For more information regarding our Fundamentals of Pilates Program contact Rachel Brown at rbrown@jccdenver.org.

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*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. 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.

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.

Register for Group Allegro, Tower/Chair & Combo Classes

Physical Therapy

Register for classes online up to 24 hours in advance at www.jccdenver.org. We offer four-session packages for $48 or you can drop in for $12 (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.

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.

The Pilates Experience - FREE TRIAL CLASSES Sundays, 10:30—11:20 a.m. Jan. 29, Feb. 26, March 25, April 29, May 27 Have you heard about all the great benefits Pilates offers? Want to try Pilates for free? Stop by one of our monthly sessions to get a taste of what Pilates can do for you. The Pilates Experience is held the last Sunday of every month and is open to anyone interested in Pilates.

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.

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 Specialty Classes The Sports & Fitness Center offers a complete range of group fitness classes for every interest and level of fitness. Such as Barre, Zumba, Kickboxing, NIA, Gyrokinesis and Spin.

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 youth fitness certification is $60. For more information please contact Rachel Brown at (303) 316-6305 or rbrown@jccdenver.org.

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

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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.

Arthritis Aquafit Goldstein Indoor Pool M—F; Noon—1 p.m. $50/8 Classes non-members; Complimentary/S&F Member 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.

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 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.

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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.”

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

For more information call (303) 316-6305. Cost: This valuable service if offered for only $10/session with the sponsorship of the Philips Foundation.

Swim Safe Academy

Spa Services Relax. Re-energize. The JCC Sports & Fitness Center Spa Services revitalize your body and your mind.

• Massage • Shvitz (Men Only)

• Steam Room • Whirlpool

Massage A massage feels wonderful! More importantly, it allows you to achieve a higher level of wellness and vitality. Massage can have a very powerful physiological effect on the body — often relieving stress, depression, fatigue, chronic or acute pain and much more. Our registered massage therapists provide the following massage services for 30, 60 or 90 minutes. Payment due at time of service.

• Swedish • Deep tissue • Shiatsu • Neuromuscular

•Sports • Reflexology • Myofascial release • Pre— and postnatal

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, firstserved basis. You must register for each session separately. You can do this on-line at www.jccdenver.org or by filling out a registration form and turning it in, with payment, to the Sports & Fitness desk. We do not accept phone registrations. Children must be registered prior to class. Last day for registration is 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.

For more information on our therapists or to schedule a massage, please contact the Sports Desk at (303) 316-6300.

Infant/Toddler Aquatics (6 months—3 years)

Amenities

Shrimps (6 months—3 years)

The JCC is much more than a fitness and community center — it is a place where our member health, comfort and enjoyment are top priorities. Our locker rooms ensure that you feel perfectly at home, with luxury, convenience and all the extras you'll ever need. We're here to help you prepare for a long day ahead, to freshen up after working out or just simply to relax and unwind. We offer complimentary towel service and our locker rooms feature fully stocked vanities with hair dryers, deodorant, hairspray and body lotion.

Child Care Services Children want to be dropped off here! Mom and dad can enjoy our beautiful facility and services knowing that kids are safe, happy and engaged for as long as they like with caring staff in our joyful, nurturing childcare space. See Child Care rates and hours on Page 4.

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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.

Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.

Tuesday & Thursday, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday, 5 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 Session I: Jan. 8—Feb. 5, $75/S&F; $100/JCC; $119/guest Session II: Feb. 12—March 11, $75/S&F; $100/JCC; $119/guest Session III: March 18—April 22*, $75/S&F; $100/JCC; $119/guest Session IV: April 29—May 20**, $61/S&F; $81/JCC; $96/guest *No class on April 8 in observance of Passover **Sunday Session IV is four weeks long

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Tuesday & Thursday Session I: Jan. 10—Feb. 9, $145/S&F; $195/JCC; $233/guest Session II: Feb. 14—March 15, $145/S&F; $195/JCC; $233/guest Session III: March 20—April 19, $145/S&F; $195/JCC; $233/guest Session IV: April 24—May 24, $145/S&F; $195/JCC; $233/guest All sessions are five weeks unless otherwise noted.

Youth Aquatics (6-12 Year Old Program) LEVEL A: Platypus 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.

Child Aquatics (3—5 Year Old Program)

Sunday, 10 a.m.

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

LEVEL B: Otters

LEVEL 1: Jellyfish

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

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

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

Sunday Session I: Jan. 8—Feb. 5, $75/S&F; $100/JCC; $119/guest Session II: Feb. 12—March 11, $75/S&F; $100/JCC; $119/guest Session III: March 18—April 22*, $75/S&F; $100/JCC; $119/guest Session IV: April 29—May 20**, $61/S&F; $81/JCC; $96/guest *No class on April 8 in observance of Passover **Sunday Session IV is four weeks long Tuesday & Thursday Session I: Jan. 10—Feb. 9, $145/S&F; $195/JCC; $233/guest Session II: Feb. 14—March 15, $145/S&F; $195/JCC; $233/guest Session III: March 20—April 19, $145/S&F; $195/JCC; $233/guest Session IV: April 24—May 24, $145/S&F; $195/JCC; $233/guest

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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.

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. LEVEL 4/D: Hippos (5—12 years) 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.

Sunday, 9 a.m.

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.

Tuesday & Thursday, 5 p.m.

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 Session I: Jan. 8—Feb. 5, $75/S&F; $100/JCC; $119/guest Session II: Feb. 12—March 11, $75/S&F; $100/JCC; $119/guest Session III: March 18—April 22*, $75/S&F; $100/JCC; $119/guest Session IV: April 29—May 20**, $61/S&F; $81/JCC; $96/guest *No class on April 8 in observance of Passover **Sunday Session IV is four weeks long Tuesday & Thursday Session I: Jan. 10—Feb. 9, $145/S&F; $195/JCC; $233/guest Session II: Feb. 14—March 15, $145/S&F; $195/JCC; $233/guest Session III: March 20—April 19, $145/S&F; $195/JCC; $233/guest Session IV: April 24—May 24, $145/S&F; $195/JCC; $233/guest All sessions are five weeks unless otherwise noted.


Swim Team: Recreational & Competitive 5—17 years Jan. 9—April 25

Recreational: Sea Stars Swim Team Monday & Wednesday, 4—5 p.m. $229/S&F; $309/JCC; $373/guest

Competitive: Water Ninjas Swim Team Mondays & Wednesdays, 5—6:15 p.m. $261/S&F; $341/JCC; $405/guest Two great options to meet new friends and get in great shape while having fun. Team members improve rapidly with coached practices throughout the winter and spring. Practice times are one hour for the recreational team and one hour, fifteen minutes for the competitive team. Being part of a swim team provides youth with the opportunity to compete in a regional swim program and fosters an atmosphere where the values of team work, good sportsmanship, respect and responsibility are prevalent. For complete details, call (303) 316-6444 opt. 2 or email seastars@jccdenver.org or waterninjas@jccdenver.org to find out which team is right for you!

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 Swim Safe Academy, 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.

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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.

Complimentary THREE DAY GUEST MEMBERSHIP

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

Offered year–round, Arthritis AquaFit welcomes men and women with arthritis and rheumatic diseases. This Arthritis Foundation sponsored class provides certified instructors and a low client/staff ratio ensures maximum attention for each participant.

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

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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 for non-members.

Membership The tennis year runs from Oct. 1–Sept. 30. Currently the tennis center has a waitlist. However, waitlist members get a number of great benefits at the club until their numbers are called. 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.

Fridays, multi-week sessions, 3:30—4 p.m. $15/week/JCC; $10/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.

Rates & Fees Indoor Court Rates Winter (Oct. 1—April 30) $18/hour, Value-time (weekdays before 3:30 p.m.) $22/hour, Prime-time (weekdays after 3:30 p.m. and weekends)

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)

Outdoor Court Rates $6/hour for hard courts $10/hour for clay courts Free from Nov.—March

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.

Ball Machine $2/hour + regular court fee (indoor court only)

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)

Guest Fees First three visits: $10/person/reservation After three visits: $20/person/reservation Limit of 10 guest visits per season Lesson Rates Please call the Tennis Center at (303) 316-6380 for current rates.

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.

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.

Tournament Team 11 years & up Sunday, multi–week sessions, 4—6 p.m. & 6—8 p.m. $40/JCC; $30/Tennis members (must register for full session)

JUNIOR TENNIS CENTER PROGRAMS Junior After-School Classes Tiny Tots 4—5 years

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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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FEB. 23—MARCH 4, 2012

2011 Denver Jewish Film Festival Schedule of Events, Feb. 23—March 11, 2012

Box Office (303) 316-6360 www.maccjcc.org/film Thursday, Feb. 23

5:30 p.m. 7 p.m.

Reception honoring Sharon Haber Program and screening of Restoration

Saturday, Feb. 25 8:30 p.m. Remembrance

11 p.m.

Rabies (with the short A Rueben By Any Other Name)

Sunday, Feb. 26 10:30 a.m. Eichmann’s End 1 p.m. Dolphin Boy 3:30 p.m. Gei Oni Monday, Feb. 27 5:30 p.m. My Australia 8 p.m. Between Two Worlds Tuesday, Feb. 28 5:30 p.m. Winston Churchill: Walking With Destiny 8:15 p.m. Mabul – The Flood

Wednesday, Feb. 29 5:30 p.m. The Human Turbine (with the short I’m Ready) 8 p.m. My Best Enemy Thursday, March 1 5:30 p.m. I Shall Remember 8:15 p.m. Nicky’s Family Friday, March 2 2:30 p.m. In Heaven Underground Saturday, March 3 6:30 p.m. Incessant Visions – Letters from an Architect 9 p.m. Mahler on the Couch & Grand Finale

Dessert Reception following the film Sunday, March 4 10:30 a.m. Restoration 1:15 p.m. Life is Too Long 3:45 p.m. In Another Lifetime 6:15 p.m. Mary Lou


MACC Admin/Box Office 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. Payment due at time of registration.

About MACC 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.

Celebrating the Arts MACC “Illuminates the Human Experience” through creative and cultural programs in the performing, visual, cinematic and literary arts for the Jewish community and the Denver community at large. We strive to produce, present, exhibit, preserve and advance the arts, serving as a performance and exhibition venue, as well as an educational resource for people at every stage of life.

Major MACC Programs Include: • Wolf Theatre Academy: Theatre classes and productions for student performers taught by professional theatrical artists, who are also experienced educators. See additional information on pages 37—40 of this guide. • Art Academy: Visual arts and pottery classes for adults (year round), teens (fall) and children (summer only). Pages 35—36. • Singer Art Gallery: three–four major visual art exhibitions per year. • JAAMM Fest: Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies & Music: A two week festival, running in the Fall, which incorporates the 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.

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 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.

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 winter semester. 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 on March 24, 2012 with a grand opening event featuring The Manhattan Transfer.

• Denver Jewish Film Festival: A 10-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. Page 31—34. • 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. 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. Please see our ad on the back cover of this guide or call (303) 316-6360 for info. 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.

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16th Denver Jewish Film Festival Roberta Bloom MACC, Assistant Director & Film Fest Director (303) 316-6319 rbloom@jccdenver.org To buy tickets: (303) 316-6360 or www.maccjcc.org/film

Film Denver Jewish Film Festival Feb. 23—March 4, 2012 Presented by Wagner Wealth Management, the film festival offers 10 days of premiere screenings of feature films and documentaries from around the world, highlighted by candid and in-depth discussions with directors, actors, critics and scholars. Join us for this year’s festival as the first event held in the newly renovated Elaine Wolf Theatre! The festival opens with MACC’s major fundraiser honoring the incomparable Sharon Haber, the mastermind behind the dynamic growth of our film festival. The event includes a dinner reception, a brief program and a wonderful film. A jovial and informal Grand Finale party caps off the festival on Saturday evening, March 4. Return Sunday for another full day of Colorado premiere screenings.

GIVING LEVELS Friend of Sharon Haber, $600+, includes: • Donor recognition • Access to sponsors lounge during the festival • 2 Opening Night tickets • 2 Grand Finale tickets • 2 Festival Passes* • Higher tax deductibility Duo Pass, $350, includes: • 2 Opening Night tickets • 2 Grand Finale tickets • 1 Festival Pass* (20 admissions to films) ADMISSION Producers Pass, $250, includes: • 1 Opening Night ticket • 1 Grand Finale ticket • 1 Festival Pass* (20 admissions to films) Opening Night Celebration: $150 Grande Finale: $18 Students/Seniors; $20/Adults Festival Pass*: $120 20 admissions at $6/ticket, transferable & shareable

10 Pack*: $75 ($100 value)

REMEMBER: Your festival pass is not a ticket. Ticket reservations must be made online or through the MACC Box Office, (303)-316-6360, to guarantee a seat for the films that you wish to attend using your Festival Pass or your 10-pack. Films do sell out, so we encourage people to reserve tickets and seats early to avoid disappointment.

Opening Night Celebration Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 5:30 p.m. Reception; 7 p.m. Program & Film Restoration Director: Yossi Madmoni 2011/Israel/90 minutes Hebrew with English Subtitles Fidelman’s life is turned upside down when his longtime partner in their furniture restoration business suddenly passes away. With the business on the edge of bankruptcy, his son Noah, who has no appreciation for antiques, is eager to close the business, demolish the building and build a new apartment complex. But, a mysterious stranger appears, and Fidelman sees new possibilities for the business. The film comes alive through complex and multi-layered characters and their relationships form the foundation of the film. Like fine antique furniture, this film is full of subtleties and nuances to be savored and enjoyed long after the film is over.

Colorado Premiere Awards and Festivals Nominated for 11 Ophirs (Israeli Academy Awards) and winner of Best Film at the Jerusalem Film Festival and the dramatic screenwriting award at Sundance. Restoration will also be screened on Sunday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m. Tentative Screening Schedule The information below represents a tentative schedule. Look for the launch of the festival schedule and online ticket sales in mid December at www.maccjcc.org/film. Film festival brochures will be mailed to members and arrive in homes early January.

Saturday, Feb. 25, 8:30 p.m. Remembrance Director: Ann Justice 2011/Germany,Poland/105 minutes Germany, English, Polish, with English Subtitles Die Verlorene Zeit (Remembrance) depicts a remarkable love story that blossomed amidst the terror of a German concentration camp in 1944 Poland. This impossible passion fuels the courage of a Polish prisoner who manages to rescue his Jewish girlfriend. Against all odds, they escape the camp and survive a treacherous journey to freedom. But during the chaos of the end of the war, they are forcibly separated and each is convinced that the other has died. More than 30 years later in New York, the happily married 52-year-old woman accidentally finds out that her former Polish lover is still alive. And she has to see him again.

10 admissions at $7.50/ticket, transferable and shareable

Festival Tickets $9/Students and Seniors; $10/Adults

New this year - All seats are reserved! Select your specific seats when you purchase your tickets.

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DENVER JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

Saturday, Feb. 25, 11 p.m. Rabies Directors: Navot Papushado & Aharon Keshales 2010/Israel/90 minutes Hebrew with English Subtitles

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Fresh from its successful run at Tribeca's official Cinemania Competition comes Rabies, Israel's first-ever horror flick. Shot in 19 days on a shoestring budget, this gruesome slasher pays homage to its American B-movie roots with a winking, camp-heavy script and an impressive A-list cast. A brother and sister in their twenties, run away from home after their dark secret is discovered. They find temporary refuge in a deserted nature reserve.When the sister falls into a hunting trap, set by a psychotic killer, the brother sets out in a race against time to rescue her.A forest ranger and his old dog, two apathetic cops, four tennis players and a murderer will all be gradually drawn into a whirlwind of misunderstandings, fears and violence.

Awards and Festivals Fantasporto – Winner of the Critic's Award; Tribeca – Official Cinemania Competition Selection, Official On-line Competition Selection; Israel Film Festival New York; San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Sunday, Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m. Eichmann’s End Director: Raymond Ley 2010/Germany/90 minutes German with English Subtitles Based on a true story, a Holocaust survivor who plays accordion in a tango bar and lives among Nazis-in hiding in 1950s Argentina, is unaware of his neighbors’ dark past. He will eventually make a discovery that leads to one of the most famous war crimes trials in history. The story about the actual SS officer Adolf Eichmann’s secret Argentine life and his subsequent capture brims with tension, suspicion and secret intrigue. Involved is the survivor’s daughter as the film demonstrates how love can complicate even one’s most basic moral principles. Eichmann’s End is a thrilling edge-of-your seat docu-drama from German filmmaker Raymond Ley. (Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival)

Sunday, Feb. 26, 1 p.m. Dolphin Boy Directed by Dani Menkin, Yonatan Nir 2011/Israel/ 72 minutes Hebrew and Arabic with English Subtitles This compelling documentary presents the story of Morad, a high school student from an Arab village in northern Israel, who is kidnapped and brutally beaten by classmates when an innocent text message to a female classmate is misinterpreted. Weeks later Morad appears physically healed yet remains completely disconnected from humans and unable to communicate, suffering from extreme post traumatic stress disorder. His devoted father quits his job and accompanies him to a treatment facility in Eilat where Morad begins to interact with dolphins and, eventually, with the humans around him. This remarkable film follows him through four years of recovery interweaving documentation from Morad’s doctor, tapes from the dolphin facility, and footage shot by the filmmakers who are granted exceptional access by Morad throughout his difficult journey. .

Sunday, Feb. 26, 3:30 p.m. Gei Oni 2010/Israel/Hebrew/105 minutes Yiddish, Arabic, Russian, Turkish and Romanian with English Subtitles Fania and her baby daughter, uncle and brother escape the pogroms of late 19th century Russia and become part of the first wave of immigrants to Palestine. Penniless, Fania reluctantly agrees to marry the

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dashing and despondent Yechiel, a widower with two young children. She follows him to a hard pioneer life of struggle and sexual tension in his village near Safed. Based on the classic novel by Shulamit Lapid, this visually arresting saga interweaves their story with the historical narrative of rebuilding the land of Israel.

Monday, Feb. 27, 5:30 p.m. My Australia Director: Ami Drozd 2010/Israel,Poland/96 minutes Hebrew and Polish with English Subtitles Poland, the mid 1960s. A struggling family in an impoverished neighborhood. The single mother spends most of her time at work in order to provide for her 12 and 15 year old sons who have joined a gang with strong neo-Nazi orientations. The gang enters a Jewish neighborhood, vandalizing the premises and stabbing some youngsters, until they are arrested by the police. Due to this incident, their mother decides to tell them the truth – she is a Jew who survived the Holocaust and raised them in the Catholic faith. She informs them that they are going to immigrate to Australia, while in truth, they are moving to Israel. The film explores the struggles for self-identity as immigrants, while trying to build a new life in a foreign land. (Jerusalem Film Festival)

Monday, Feb. 27, 8 p.m. Between Two Worlds Directors: Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow 2011/USA, English/70 minutes Between Two Worlds is a groundbreaking exploration of the community and family divisions that are redefining American Jewish identity and politics. The filmmakers’ own families are battlegrounds over loyalty to Israel, interpretations of the Holocaust, intermarriage, and a secret communist past. Filmed in the US and Israel, this documentary begins with a near riot at a Jewish Film Festival in San Francisco, reveals the agonizing battle over divestment from Israel on a university campus and shows the crackdown on dissent in Israel itself. Between Two Worlds is a personal essay film telling five riveting stories that go beyond political postures to reveal the passionate debates over identity and generational change inside today’s American Jewish community. Presented with a post-film discussion led by the filmmakers.

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 5:30 p.m. Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny Director: Richard Trank 2010/USA/100 minutes This polished production from the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Moriah Films Division is a meticulous portrait of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his special bond with the Jewish people. Oscar-winning director Richard Trank focuses on the months between Churchill’s ascent to power and early 1942, as he inspired and united Great Britain during its fight against Nazi Germany. Emerging from years of isolation in the political wilderness, Churchill was a lone voice in early opposition to Hitler. This film’s impressive roster of interviewees includes leading British historian John Lukacs, Churchill’s official biographer Sir Martin Gilbert and Churchill’s grandchildren. Narrated by Sir Ben Kingsley, Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny offers a distinctly Jewish perspective on one of history’s most eminent figures.

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Tuesday, Feb. 28, 8:15 p.m. Mabul (The Flood) Director: Guy Nativ 2010/Canada, France, Germany, Israel/100 Minutes Hebrew with English Subtitles

Thursday, March 1, 5:30 p.m. I Shall Remember Director: Vitaly Vorobjev 2010/Russia/97 minutes Russian with subtitles

With his bar mitzvah rapidly approaching, Yoni's complex life is further complicated when his autistic brother, Tomer, unexpectedly returns home after living in an institution for the past 12 years. The intellectually gifted Yoni struggles to achieve social and self acceptance in the face of his underdeveloped physique and dysfunctional family life. Tomer's arrival not only introduces one more obstacle in Yoni's quest, it also opens the door to family secrets that include infidelity, addiction and a searing trauma from the past. Yoni's Torah reading, the story of Noah and the flood, becomes both the seed for the development of a genuinely loving relationship between the two brothers. Colorado Premiere – Steven Glickman

1942. A small seaside town in the south of Russia that’s occupied by the German army. Thirteen-year-old Vadik resents his father, who stays home while the fathers of the other boys in town are away fighting on the front. Only later does Vadik realize that his father is a true hero who is hiding many people, including a Jewish boy, thus saving their lives at great risk to his own. Evocatively photographed, I Shall Remember is a story of courage under the most extreme circumstances. Based on a true story. (Toronto Jewish Film Festival)

Awards & Festivals San Francisco Jewish Film Festival; Boston Jewish Film Festival Wednesday, Feb. 29, 5:30 p.m. Human Turbine with I’m Ready Director: Danny Verete 2010/Israel/54 minutes Hebrew and Arabic with English Subtitles In this beautiful film we follow the attempts to harness wind and solar energy for the benefit of the residents of the Palestinian village of Susia. And in the process we get to know extraordinary individuals from both sides of the conflict. What was missing in Noam Dotan’s otherwise perfect life? What made him and others leave symbols of success and devote themselves to a renewable energy project in a Palestinian village? What is this dream, shared with the residents of Susia, which is today coming to fruition? They work through action, rather than through protest or demonstrations. Three years in the making, in joint meetings with local residents, they have created a renewable energy project at Susia. They have succeeded in supplying electricity for residents living in tents and caves, figuratively and literally lighting up their lives. (Ruth Diskin Films)

I’m Ready Director: Esther Siton 2009/Israel/16 minutes Hebrew with English Subtitles The special relationship between an elderly father and his son with Down Syndrome breaks down when the father’s memory begins to fail due to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

Wednesday, Feb. 29, 7:45 p.m. My Best Enemy Director: Wolfgang Murnberger 2011/Austria/Luxembourg/100 minutes German with subtitles The team behind The Counterfeiters (Oscar for Best Foreign Film, 2008), brings us My Best Enemy, the story of two men, childhood friends who find themselves on opposite sides as Hitler rises to power. One a Nazi, the other a Jew, they become embroiled in a case of mistaken identities, a search for an elusive drawing by Michelangelo and, of course, conflict over the love of a beautiful woman in this WWII caper.

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Festivals and Awards Best Narrative Feature, Fargo Film Festival Thursday, March 1, 8:15 p.m. Nicky’s Family Director: Matej Miná 2011/Czech Republic,Slovak Republic/96 minutes English This is the moving story of Sir Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of WWII. He did not speak of these events to anyone until his wife discovered a suitcase full of documents in their attic 50 years later. The true power of this story, and his actions, is revealed at the end of the film when we learn that this story has inspired not only those that he saved, but thousands of others across the globe, to invest themselves in positive actions around the world.

Awards Montreal World Film Festival 2011, Audience Award, Best Documentary; Jerusalem Film Festival 2011, Forum for the Preservation of Audio-Visual Memory Award; Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2011, Audience Award Winner Friday, March 2, 2:30 p.m. In Heaven, Underground: The Weissensee Jewish Cemetery Director: Britt Wauer 2010/Germany/90 minutes English subtitles In Heaven, Underground: The Weissensee Jewish Cemetery is an enchanting journey into history that celebrates life and the immortality of memories. North of Berlin's noisy city centre, surrounded by a jungle of trees and lush foliage, lies the peaceful and secluded 130-year-old Weissensee Jewish Cemetery, the oldest Jewish cemetery still in use in Europe. The cemetery has never closed and was one of the few institutions to remain in Jewish hands during the Nazi regime. Award-winning director Britta Wauer's charming portrait creates a serene experience following a delightful array of characters from around the world: mourners, tourists, a young family residing at the cemetery, a third-generation gravedigger and an ornithologist studying rare birds of prey. (7th Art Releasing)

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Saturday, March 3, 6:30 p.m. Incessant Visions –Letters from an Architect Director: Duki Dror Israel/ 2011/ 70 minutes German and Hebrew with English Subtitles Architect Eric Mendelson wrote twelve hundred letters to his wife Louise, many containing powerfully drawn sketches of his ideas, and these drawings form the foundation of this captivating documentary. This visionary German Jewish architect, with the help and support of his wife who was herself a talented cellist, became the busiest architect in Germany, designing the Einstein Tower, Schocken Department Stores and the Universum Cinema. Forced to flee the Nazis as they rose to power, he then worked in England, Israel and the U.S. The Award winning filmmaker Duki Dror, presents an illuminating documentary bringing to life the vibrant work and relationships of this extraordinary individual.

Awards & Festivals Honorable Mention at the Jerusalem International Film Festival, 2011, Vancouver Jewish Film Festival 2011, Saint Louis Jewish Film Festival, 2011 Saturday, March 3, 9 p.m. Mahler on the Couch Directos: Percy and Felix Adlon 2010, Austria/Germany/100 minutes This exuberant imagining of the real-life marriage of Gustav Mahler (Johannes Silberschneider) and his tempestuous wife Alma Schindler Mahler (the luminous Barbara Romaner) is a sensory feast of art, sex and celebrity in fin-de-siècle Vienna. Chafing under her agreement to give up her own musical ambitions, Alma seeks passion in the arms of the young, dashing architect Walter Gropius, which sends a tormented Mahler to Sigmund Freud for consultation. “Cameos” by Gustav Klimt and Max Burckhard. Moving and funny (the sessions with Freud are sly gems) the film is filled with Mahler’s sublime music conducted by EsaPekka Salonen. Beautifully written and directed by Percy Adlon (Bagdad Café) and his son Felix Adlon. (National Center for Jewish Film)

Sunday, March 4, 10:30 a.m. Restoration (see opening night listing for description) Sunday, March 4, 1:15 p.m. Life is Too Long with A Reuben By Any Other Name Director: Dani Levy 2010/Germany/86 minutes German with subtitles

A Reuben By Any Other Name Directed by Jeremy Dylan Lanni 2010/USA/4 minutes This hilarious short takes a look at the differences between various varieties of the Reuben sandwich, and those who feel passionately about them. The four-minute film boasts great performances by an ensemble cast of familiar faces - Jasmine Anthony (Stephen King's 1408, Commander in Chief), Anita Barone (The War at Home, Daddio), Paul Ben-Victor (In Plain Sight, Entourage), Larry Cedar (The Crazies, Deadwood), Pamela Cedar, Alanna Ubach (Hung, Legally Blonde), and Matt Winston (John from Cincinnati, Little Miss Sunshine).

Sunday, March 4, 3:15 p.m. In Another Lifetime Director: Elisabeth Scharang 2010/Austria, Germany, Hungary/ 91 minutes German with English Subtitles In the waning days of WWII, a band of Jewish prisoners adopts an unusual survival strategy in the Austrian drama, In Another Lifetime, the debut feature of documentarian Elisabeth Scharang. As thousands of Hungarian Jews are forced on a death march to Mauthausen in April 1945, a small group becomes stranded in a secluded Austrian village due to a break in the chain of command. Camping in a hay barn, an opera singer from Budapest convinces his fellow prisoners to stage a version of the beloved operetta Wiener Blut, hoping to win the protection of the locals. The arrival of the strangers sparks conflicted emotions, from senseless hate to longing for the humanity of music. In Another Lifetime is given its own special language in the lensing of award-winning cinematographer Jean-Claude Larrieu, while the outstanding performances of the ensemble cast illuminate the spectrum of human compassion and contempt. (Atlanta Jewish Film Festival)

Sunday, March 4, 6:15 p.m. Mary Lou Director: Etyan Fox 2010/srael/150 minutes, in four parts with one intermission Hebrew with English subtitles Eytan Fox's effervescent new musical Mary Lou was originally on Israeli television in four parts. A music-obsessed mother disappears when her son, Meir, is 10 years old. He never stops searching, the songs keep coming, he becomes a drag queen called Mary Lou and manages to learn some deep life lessons on the way. Music by the legendary Svika Pick. Think “Glee” meets Mamma Mia! – a modern musical delight. (UK Jewish Film Festival)

This German-Jewish variation on the films of Woody Allen and Charlie Kaufman is a smart and silly self-reflexive comedy from Dani Levy (Go For Zucker). Alfi Seliger (a nod to Allen’s alter ego Alvy Singer in Annie Hall) is a filmmaker whose life is falling apart—he discovers his wife having an affair, his kids hate him, his health seems to be deteriorating, and his latest script is continually rejected. Paranoid and suicidal, he becomes convinced that his entire life is being controlled by filmmaker Dani Levy. This laugh-out-loud film also boasts a pitch perfect cast that includes cult actor Udo Kier as Seliger’s therapist and Elke Sommer as his mother. (Toronto Jewish Film Festival)

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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.

CERAMICS The Frankel Clay Studio features electric high fire clay and glazes, a slab roller, an extruder, four electric and eight kick wheels as well as a whole array of tools. Our outstanding team of instructors, fabulous students and well-equipped studio all contribute to an educational experience that is fun and inviting. Our studio also features open studio hours at no extra cost to the student. Experience the friendly atmosphere that has long distinguished the Frankel Clay Studio. Call (303) 316-6360 for more information.

Teen Wheel-throwing Grades 6—12 Mondays, Jan. 23—April 9, 3:30—5:30 p.m. (no class 2/20 or 3/26) $165/10 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 wheelthrowing skills. Continuing students will work on more complex forms and techniques. Working with clay can be both relaxing and rewarding. A perfect supplement for the technological world we live in.

Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics Ages 15 and up Frankel Clay Studio Instructor: Todd Redmond Winter Term: Tuesdays, Jan. 10—March 6, 6:30—9:30 p.m. $185/9 weeks

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 welcoming to beginners and repeat students alike.

Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics Ages 15 and up Frankel Clay Studio Instructor: Vicky Smith Winter Term: Wednesdays, Jan. 11—March 7, 9 a.m.—Noon $185/9 weeks Spring Term: Wednesdays, March 14—May 23, 9 a.m.—Noon (no class 3/28 or 5/16) $180/9 weeks 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 Frankel Clay Studio Instructor: Vicky Smith Winter Term: Fridays, Jan. 13—March 9, 9 a.m.—Noon $185/9 weeks Spring Term: Friday, March 16—May 18, 9 a.m.—Noon (no class 3/30 or 4/13) $165/8 weeks 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.

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.

Spring Term: Tuesdays, March 13—May 15, 6:30—9:30 p.m. (no class 3/27) $185/9 weeks

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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, Feb. 6—April 30, 9 a.m.—Noon (no class 2/20) Greinetz Art Studio $180/12 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, Feb. 7—April 24, 6:30—9:30 p.m. Greinetz Art Studio $180/12 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.

Watercolor Adults Mondays, Feb. 6—April 30, 1—4 p.m. (no class 2/20) Greinetz Art Studio $180/12 weeks Instructor: Toby Meyer 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.

Life Drawing Adults Thursdays, Feb. 9—April 26, 9 a.m.—Noon Greinetz Art Studio $180/12 weeks Instructor: Toby Meyer

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 University with an emphasis in ceramics and photography. He has spent the past 18 years making a living from his artwork. Todd owns a handmade tile business and also creates functional and sculptural ceramics. Teaching has been a large part of his career, and he enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with others.

Vicky Smith holds a B.F.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an M.F.A. in ceramic sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, the DeCordova Museum in Massachusetts and at numerous art centers and community schools. She has over 20 years experience working with students from kindergarten through adults in community centers, public and private schools to college settings. Her work has been exhibited at art shows and galleries throughout the country. 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. For more information, please visit the SCFD website at www.scfd.org MACC’s programs are supported through the generosity of the SCFD, The Denver Foundation, Daniel and Janet Mordecai Foundation and the Denver Post Community MACC at the Robert E. Loup JCC is a proud member of the Colorado Theatre Guild.

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Wolf Theatre Academy Grades PreK—12 Steve Wilson MACC, Executive Artistic Director (303) 316-6363 swilson@jccdenver.org

Emily MacIntyre Assistant Director, Wolf Theatre Academy, Production Manager (303) 316-6328 emacintyre@jccdenver.org Erock Jauch Assistant Production Manager (303) 316-6328 ejauch@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.

• Clowning Workshop (Beginning/intermediate comedy class for grades 3—6) • Improvisation Workshop (Beginning/intermediate improv class for grades 3–6) • Wolf Company Players Production (Fully mounted Pluss Theatre production for grades 6–12) Call (303) 316-6360 for more information on any Wolf Theatre Academy program.

2012 Winter/Spring Academy Holidays There are very few closure dates for the spring Passover holiday this year as most fall around the weekends. However, be sure to check individual listings for the exact dates that classes will not be held. Please note that we will hold classes on the Martin Luther King, Jr. and Presidents Day holidays as well as during the DPS and Cherry Creek spring break week (March 26-30).

No classes will be held on: Sunday, April 8 Thursday, April 12 Location: Unless otherwise noted, all classes are held in the theatre spaces

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 is going very well and will be completed in the early part of the winter semester. 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 that should be ready for student productions in the summer of 2012.

CREATIVE DRAMATICS Fabulous Fairy Tales Ages 4–6 WINTER: Mondays, Jan. 9–March 12, 4–5 p.m. SPRING: Mondays, March 19–May 21, 4–5 p.m. Ehrlich Press Dance Studio Tuition (per semester): $117/JCC Member, $140/Guest Instructor: Kelly McAllister Using improvisation, music, 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 WINTER: Tuesdays, Jan. 10–March 13, 4–5 p.m. SPRING: Tuesdays, March 20–May 22, 4–5 p.m. Ehrlich Press Dance Studio Tuition (per semester): $117/JCC Member, $140/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, Mulan and Sleeping Beauty to modern classics like Kung Fu Panda 1-2, Finding Nemo, Toy Story 1-3, Monsters Inc, Wall-E, Cars 1-2 and Up have astounded and amazed children and adults alike. Each class a new story is read and then transformed into plays with the children acting out the parts. Let your child experience the wonder of these stories from the inside as children live and play in these worlds of adventure and excitement.

of MACC, which are located at the JCC, 350 S. Dahlia St. To accommodate other productions and rental events, the Academy reserves the right to move classes to a different location within the Center when necessary.

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BEGINNING DRAMATICS

COMEDY CLASS

How to Train Your Dragon

Clowning 101

Grades 1–3 Mondays, Jan. 9–March 12, 5–6 p.m. Ehrlich Press Dance Studio Tuition: $117/JCC Member, $140/Guest Instructor: Kelly McAllister

Grades 3–6 Wednesdays, Jan. 11–March 14, 2012, 4–6 p.m. Performance: Wednesday, March 14, 5:30 p.m. (following a regular class meeting) Pluss Theatre Tuition: $164/JCC Member, $195/Guest Instructor: Crystal Verdon

Based on the spectacular Dreamworks animated film, join us as we journey to the island of Berk where the dragons and the humans are in constant turmoil. The story follows a young Viking teenager named Hiccup who aspires to follow his tribe's tradition of becoming a dragon slayer. After finally capturing his first dragon, and with his chance at finally gaining the tribe's acceptance, he finds that he cannot kill the injured dragon. He nurtures the creature, who he names “Toothless,” and together with his plucky friend Astrid (formidable girl Viking warrior in training), they find a way to do the impossible – unite the humans and dragons! Join us as we create this high-flying, fire-breathing adventure to share with parents and friends on the final day of class.

Bring your creativity and your best sense of humor to the theatre and build your own clown! We will play games that develop into physical theatre, learn clowning techniques, explore make-up and costume, and create a show that will have your family and friends rolling in the aisles. Join us as we create a side-splitting, aisle-rolling, hilarious presentation for parents and friends on the final day of class.

PRODUCTION & PERFORMANCE CLASSES THE WOLF COMPANY PLAYERS

Beauty & the Beast

Our Town

Grades 1–3 Tuesdays, Jan. 10–March 13, 5–6 p.m. Ehrlich Press Dance Studio Tuition: $117/JCC Member, $140/Guest Instructor: Kate Roselle

Grades 6–12 Jan. 9—May 13, 2012

Step into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Join us as we are transported to a lovely French provincial town where the beautiful Belle lives with her father – an eccentric inventor. When her father doesn’t return from a trip to the local fair, Belle rushes off to find him. To her dismay, she discovers he is being held captive in an old castle by a horrible beast. She trades her freedom for his and the “tale as old as time” begins. How Belle tames the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation into a handsome prince continues to enthrall audiences of any age. Join us as we create this enchanted fairy tale adventure to share with parents and friends on the final day of class.

The Little Mermaid Grades 1–3 Tuesdays, March 20–May 22, 5–6 p.m. Ehrlich Press Dance Studio Tuition: $117/JCC Member, $140/Guest Instructor: Kate Roselle Join the beautiful, headstrong young mermaid named Ariel, who is dissatisfied with life under the sea. Ignoring the warnings of her father, King Triton, and the court musician, Sebastian the hermit crab, Ariel and her best friend, a fish named Flounder, often sneak up to the surface of the ocean. Ariel’s curiosity gets the best of her when she sells her magical voice to the evil sea witch, Ursula, in exchange for a pair of legs. But the good sea creatures make sure that all ends happily ever after. Join us as we create this underwater adventure to share with parents and friends on the final day of class.

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General Class Rehearsals, Jan. through March 2012: Mondays, Jan. 9 – March 26, 2012 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Intensive Run-Through Rehearsals, Dress and Tech, April/May 2012: Sunday, April 15 from Noon—6 p.m. Monday, April 16 from 5—9 p.m. Sunday, April 22 from Noon—6 p.m. Monday, April 23 from 5—9 p.m. Sunday, April 29 from 2—8 p.m. Monday, April 30 from 5—9 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 from 5—9 p.m. Sunday, May 6 from Noon—8 p.m., TECH rehearsal Monday—Tuesday, May 7—8 from 5—10 p.m., DRESS Rehearsals Performances, May 2012: Wednesday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. Opening Night Performance Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. (Mother’s Day) Pluss Theatre $400/two semesters Director: Kelly McAllister Thornton Wilder’s masterpiece (winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama) chronicles the lives of several key people from Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire from roughly 1899 to 1913 - a century ago. In the confines of this quintessentially American classic play, we do not witness great adventure or harrowing deeds of daring do. We do, however, taste of the lives of these small town folks and in doing so we are offered an extraordinary look at the simple complexity of being alive. The play asks big questions that it does not answer and affirms life even in death. It is a tale that resonates individually with each audience member and, like all great plays, it wants us to see ourselves more

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clearly after the final curtain descends. It is bold and deep and asks us to ask the colossal question “What does in mean to be human?” The workshop production includes four fully-mounted public performances in the 100-seat Pluss Theatre. Registration for this class will commit actors to full participation through May 13, 2012.

The following class is closed for new enrollment. We include this information as a convenience to parents of children already enrolled.

There is no audition required to sign up for this production class. Students will be cast within the first few classes. There is a chance that the play will be double cast, depending on the size of enrollment. Please read the rehearsal and performance schedule carefully to determine if you are able to participate. The winter and the early spring semester are scheduled like our traditional class offerings (one class meeting per week), while there are additional rehearsals in April and early May 2011 immediately prior to the performances. Also note that there is a mandatory performance on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13. Some scheduling conflicts, especially during the winter semester, can be accommodated, but if you will be out of town for the majority of rehearsals or for any performances, please do not enroll in this class.

(Non-Musical Version) Grades 3–6 Tuesdays, Jan. 10–March 13, 2012, 4–6 p.m. (Cont.’d from Fall 2011) Weekend Rehearsal: Sunday, March 11, 12–6 p.m. Performance: Tuesday, March 13, 7 p.m. (following a regular class meeting) Pluss Theatre Instructor: Crystal Verdon

DROP POLICY AFTER CASTING: Students will have four business days to drop this class after the posting of the cast list (which is traditionally on or before week three) with no penalty. After four business days from the public posting of the cast list, tuition will be non-refundable.

Weekly Schedule; Winter/Spring Semester 2012 Mondays: Classes Begin Jan. 9 (Winter); March 19 (Spring) 4—5 p.m.: Fabulous Fairy Tales (Winter and Spring), ages 4—6 Kelly McAllister, Dance Studio 5—6 p.m.: How to Train Your Dragon (Winter only), grades 1—3 Kelly McAllister, Dance Studio 6:30—8:30 p.m.: Our Town: Wolf Company Players, grades 6—12 Kelly McAllister, Pluss Theatre (see schedule for additional day after March 26) Tuesdays: Classes Begin Jan. 10 (Winter); March 20 (Spring) 4—5 p.m.: Disney and Pixar Adventures (Winter and Spring), ages 4—6 Kate Roselle, Dance Studio 5—6 p.m.: Beauty & the Beast (Winter only), grades 1—3 Kate Roselle, Dance Studio 5—6 p.m.: The Little Mermaid (Spring only), grades 1—3 Kate Roselle, Dance Studio 4—6 p.m.: Wicked, Non-Musical, grades 3-6 Crystal Verdon, Pluss Theatre Wednesdays: Classes Begin Jan. 11 (Winter only) 4—6 p.m.: Clowning 101, grades 3—6 Crystal Verdon, Pluss Theatre

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Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

MEET THE FACULTY Emily MacIntyre (Assistant Director, Wolf Theatre Academy, MACC) holds a B.A. degree in theatre from California Lutheran University. She spent her childhood and young adult years acting in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area. While earning her degree, Emily worked with Kingsmen Shakespeare Company in Thousand Oaks, CA as a union stage-manager for three seasons. During the time spent in California, she also directed/designed children’s pageants for local churches, worked crew for Young Actor’s Ensemble, taught Shakespeare camps and acted in children’s theatre with Amgen’s Community Outreach Project and Pinki’s Playhouse. Emily moved to Denver in June of 2003 where she has been privileged to work with the children and staff of the Wolf Theatre Academy – stage-managing over 30 Mainstage productions. Other MACC productions include Poignant Irritations and Denver Children’s Theatre productions including: Rikki Tikki Tavi, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Tomato Plant Girl. Emily spent one season codirecting/teaching with ‘Acting Up! Theatre Arts for Teens’ and currently teaches the stage management class as a guest artist for Denver School of the Arts.

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 Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Blues, Arsenic and Old Lace, Greater Tuna and Complete Works of Shakespeare, Abridged for the Wolf Company Players. He has also taught for the Renaissance Program in Boulder. His bi-coastal credits include theatre classes in New York City for the Hope Theatre, Synapse Productions and Expanded Arts as well as California credits at Small World Schools, Children’s Theatre Workshop and The Western Stage. Kelly was a reviewer for nytheatre.com and won playwriting awards at the NY Innovative Theatre awards and the NYC International Fringe Festival. Kelly is also a former full-time school teacher.

Kate Roselle (faculty) holds a B.A. in theatre, magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis. She is currently the Associate Artistic Director at Curious Theatre Company and the former Education Director at New Stage Theatre in Jackson, MS. A director and teacher, she has worked in Denver with young actors and writers with Curious New Voices, the Arvada Center and the Denver Center Teaching Academy in addition to numerous in-school workshops. She has served as a grant panelist and teacher workshop leader for the Mississippi Arts

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Commission and serves on the literary committee for the National New Play Network. Some favorite directing credits include: The Wind in the Willows, Fiddler on the Roof, Jr., Charlotte’s Web, Pirates of Penzance, Jr., A Christmas Carol, The Mercy Seat (New Stage Theatre Company), Pinocchio (Jackson Children’s Theatre), 10 Billionth Baby, Curious Lands (New Stage Theatre, Curious New Voices), The Zoo Story (Pure High Arts) and The Mamet Speakeasy Competition (Goodman Theatre Company).

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Crystal Verdon (faculty) holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Concordia University in Irvine, California. Crystal has taught extensively for the Wolf Theatre Academy for the last four years since moving to Colorado from San Diego where she taught drama and specialty classes such as Shakespeare, Stage Combat, Movement for Actors, and Storydrama for almost a decade. In San Diego she taught extensively with San Diego Junior Theatre (the oldest continuing children's theatre program in the country) as well as working with theatres including The Old Globe, North Coast Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Lamb's Players Theatre, and 6th @ Penn Theatre. During this past year, she has been Program Manager at Playwrights Project and, while in Colorado Springs, was a public school drama director and the Theatre Education Coordinator for the CS Fine Arts Center, expanding their educational offerings and writing museum theatre curriculum. She has also worked extensively as a performer in Denver, San Diego and Colorado Springs.

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 (Physically Handicapped Actor’s & Musical Artists League), the Bug Theatre Company, Town Hall Arts Center and The Theatre Group. He garnered awards for “Best Director” from both the Denver Post and Boulder Daily Camera as well as a record-breaking four Henry Awards (Colorado’s Tony Award) for “Best Direction of a Musical” for his productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Urinetown, Man of LaMancha and Beauty & the Beast 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 the MACC’s Executive Artistic Director, the Director of the Wolf Theatre Academy and serves on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Theatre Guild (former six term President) and the Scientific and Cultural Collaborative (current Board co-chair).

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New Year’s

Monday—Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Sunday, Jan. 1 JCC/MACC S&F Center Tennis Center Monday, Jan. 2 JCC/MACC S&F Center Tennis Center

5:30 a.m.—10 p.m. 5:30 a.m.—7 p.m. 1—7 p.m. 7 a.m.—7 p.m.

Sports & Fitness Center (303) 316-6300 Monday—Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

5:30 a.m.—10 p.m. 5:30 a.m.—7 p.m. 1—7 p.m. 7 a.m.—7 p.m.

Rose & Robyn Loup Child Care Center Monday—Thursday Sunday

8 a.m.—8 p.m. 8 a.m.—2 p.m.

9 a.m.—5 p.m.

Tennis Center Oct. 1—April 30 Sunday—Thursday Friday Saturday May 1—Sept. 30 Monday—Thursday Friday—Sunday Saturday

Closed 7 a.m.—7 p.m. 7 a.m.—7 p.m.

Martin Luther Monday, January 16 JCC/MACC, ECC Closed S&F Center 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Tennis Center 7 a.m.- 10:30 p.m.

President’s Day

Nursery Monday—Friday

Closed Normal Hours Normal Hours

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

Monday, Feb. 20 JCC/MACC, ECC Closed S&F Center 5:30 a.m.—10 p.m. Tennis Center 7 a.m.—10:30 p.m.

Passover Friday, April 6 JCC/MACC Closed at 6 S&F Center Closed at 6 Tennis Center Closed at 6 Saturday, April 7 S&F Center Closed Tennis Center Closed Sunday, April 8 S&F Center 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. Tennis Center 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. Friday, April 13 JCC/MACC, ECC Closed S&F Center 5:30 a.m.—10 p.m. Tennis Center 7 a.m.—6 p.m.

Eve of Shavout JCC Business Office Hours Monday—Friday, 9 a.m.—5 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.

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

Saturday, May 26 S&F Center 1—6 p.m. Tennis Center 1—6 p.m. Sunday, May 27 S&F Center Closed Tennis Center Closed Monday, May 28 JCC/MACC, ECC Closed S&F Center 5:30 a.m.—10 p.m. Tennis Center 7 a.m.—10:30 p.m.

Memorial Day Monday, May 28 JCC/MACC, ECC Closed S&F Center 5:30 a.m.—10 p.m. Tennis Center 7 a.m.—10:30 p.m.

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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).

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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.

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A Community-wide Festival for Families with Children Newborn—Age 8

Free Family Festival MAY 20, 2012 At the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center • 350 South Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80246

10:30 a.m. — 2:30 p.m. Bike Swap • Train Rides • Bounce Castle • Petting Zoo • Helicopter • Bungee Jump Kid’s Products for Sale • Free Snacks • Face Painting • Prizes • Lunch for Purchase

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The Denver Children’s Theatre presents

The Snow Queen by Charles Way Directed by Steve Wilson & Billie McBride

March 13—May 13, 2012 RECOMMENDED FOR GRADES K—6, ENJOYED BY ALL!

Weekday Shows for School Groups Sunday Shows for Families

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2012 JCC Denver - Winter/Spring Activity Guide  

2012 JCC Denver Winter/Spring Activity Guide

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