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VOL 1, ISSUE 3

N I SAN – IYAR 5772

APRIL

Chai lights

2012

a monthly publication of the JCC Family Programs department

VOL 1, ISSUE 3

N I SAN – I YAR 5772

APRIL

Chai lights

2012

a monthly publication of the JCC Family Programs department

Passover Celebration

Mahj Moms and Margaritas

Passover Celebration

Mahj Moms and Margaritas

Sunday, April 1, 3—5 p.m. JCC, Boettcher Lobby $9 per person, ages 2 and up; $36 max/family/ JCC members with advance registration; $11/ person, ages 2 and up; $44 max per family/guests and day-of Journey from slavery to freedom with Moses, Pharoah and friends! Our celebration will culminate at the JCC’s indoor “Read Sea”.Wear your swimsuits!

Tuesday, May 8, 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Location: JCC, Social Hall $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 fist 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 and card if you have one. 2012 Cards will also be available for sale at the event.

Sunday, April 1, 3—5 p.m. JCC, Boettcher Lobby $9 per person, ages 2 and up; $36 max/family/ JCC members with advance registration; $11/ person, ages 2 and up; $44 max per family/guests and day-of Journey from slavery to freedom with Moses, Pharoah and friends! Our celebration will culminate at the JCC’s indoor “Read Sea”.Wear your swimsuits!

Tuesday, May 8, 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Location: JCC, Social Hall $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 fist 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 and card if you have one. 2012 Cards will also be available for sale at the event.

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; Free for ECC families Judi Morosohk, CAJE’s ECC 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 empathetic,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.

Yom Ha’azmaut Celebration Thursday, April 26, 5—8 p.m JCC, Phillips Social Hall and the Elaine Wolf Theatre Celebrate Israel’s 64th birthday the Colorado way! Join Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado and Robert E. Loup JCC for a fun evening of music, food, dancing, and a special program.Tickets are only $1 per person (ages 2+). This event is cosponsored by Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado and Robert E. Loup JCC.

JEWISH BABY UNIVERSITY Spring 2012: Sundays, April 22 and May 6, 9 a.m. – 4p.m. at Rose Medical Center Mondays, April 30 and May 14, 6:30—9:30 p.m. at the JCC Summer 2012: Sundays, July 8 and 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Rose Medical Center Mondays, July 16 and 30, 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the JCC Shabbat dinner, July 27 $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 co-sponsored 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 A,B,C’s of Financial Planning all in one great package with a cost savings. See class details below. Enrollment also includes a JCC Family Membership. Jewish Baby University classes (see back for details)

All classes and events require advance registration. Please contact Jill Katchen (303) 316-6336 jkatchen@jccdenver.org or register online at www.jccdenver.org

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; Free for ECC families Judi Morosohk, CAJE’s ECC 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 empathetic,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.

Yom Ha’azmaut Celebration Thursday, April 26, 5—8 p.m JCC, Phillips Social Hall and the Elaine Wolf Theatre Celebrate Israel’s 64th birthday the Colorado way! Join Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado and Robert E. Loup JCC for a fun evening of music, food, dancing, and a special program.Tickets are only $1 per person (ages 2+). This event is cosponsored by Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado and Robert E. Loup JCC.

JEWISH BABY UNIVERSITY Spring 2012: Sundays, April 22 and May 6, 9 a.m. – 4p.m. at Rose Medical Center Mondays, April 30 and May 14, 6:30—9:30 p.m. at the JCC Summer 2012: Sundays, July 8 and 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Rose Medical Center Mondays, July 16 and 30, 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the JCC Shabbat dinner, July 27 $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 co-sponsored 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 A,B,C’s of Financial Planning all in one great package with a cost savings. See class details below. Enrollment also includes a JCC Family Membership. Jewish Baby University classes (see back for details)

All classes and events require advance registration. Please contact Jill Katchen (303) 316-6336 jkatchen@jccdenver.org or register online at www.jccdenver.org


Breastfeeding

Boot Camp for New Dads

Breastfeeding

Boot Camp for New Dads

Spring: Thursday, May 3 Summer: Thursday, July 19 6:30—9 p.m., JCC $45/session/JCC members (includes partners); $52/session/guests 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.

Spring: Monday, May 14 Summer: Monday, July 16 6:30—9 p.m., JCC $45/session/JCC members; $52/session/guests 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.

Spring: Thursday, May 3 Summer: Thursday, July 19 6:30—9 p.m., JCC $45/session/JCC members (includes partners); $52/session/guests 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.

Spring: Monday, May 14 Summer: Monday, July 16 6:30—9 p.m., JCC $45/session/JCC members; $52/session/guests 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.

Miracles and Mayhem: The Realities of Motherhood Baby Safe Spring: Thursday, May 10 Summer: Thursday, July 26 6:30—9 p.m., JCC $45/session/JCC members (includes partners); $52/session/guest 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.

Spring: Monday, May 14 Summer: Monday, July 16 6:30—9 p.m., JCC Board Room $45/session/JCC members; $52/session/guests 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 Spring: Thursday, May 17 Summer: Thursday, August 2 6:30 - 9 p.m., JCC $45/session/JCC member (includes partners); $52/session/guest 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 and Private Client Advisor with RMB Capital Management,LLC,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.

Spring: Thursday, May 10 Summer: Thursday, July 26 6:30—9 p.m., JCC $45/session/JCC members (includes partners); $52/session/guest 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.

Spring: Monday, May 14 Summer: Monday, July 16 6:30—9 p.m., JCC Board Room $45/session/JCC members; $52/session/guests 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

Save the Date for Celebrate Family! Sunday, May 20, 10:30 a.m.—2:30 p.m.

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

Parent/Tot Summer Move and Learn classes, 8 weeks, June 10—Aug. 10 Register Now at www.jccdenver.org under “families” Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center 350 S. Dahlia St. Denver, CO 80246-8102

Miracles and Mayhem: The Realities of Motherhood Baby Safe

Spring: Thursday, May 17 Summer: Thursday, August 2 6:30 - 9 p.m., JCC $45/session/JCC member (includes partners); $52/session/guest 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 and Private Client Advisor with RMB Capital Management,LLC,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.

Save the Date for Celebrate Family! Sunday, May 20, 10:30 a.m.—2:30 p.m.

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

Parent/Tot Summer Move and Learn classes, 8 weeks, June 10—Aug. 10 Register Now at www.jccdenver.org under “families” Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center 350 S. Dahlia St. Denver, CO 80246-8102

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