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Oct.–Dec. 2009

In the Loup A Quarterly Publication of the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center and MACC

See Pages 6–12 for Festival Details

2nd Annual Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies, Music Festival

350 South Dahlia Street • Denver, CO 80246 • (303) 399-2660 • •

In the Loup volume 2, issue 5

Oct.–Dec. 2009

From the Director

In the Loup is a quarterly publication of the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center and MACC, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80246.

JCC Board of Directors Gary Wagner, President Kathy Neustadt Hankin, Immediate Past President Jim Kurtz-Phelan, Vice President, Governance Lary Weintraub, Vice President, Development Gary Yourtz, Vice President, Sports & Fitness Ken Glickstein, Treasurer Sol Leftin, Assistant Treasurer Lola Farber Grueskin, Secretary Scott Robinson, Assistant Secretary Elise Barish Rob Baumgarten Ellen Beller Dr.Steve Berman Rich Cohn Gay Curtiss-Lusher David Eisner Rabbi Bernard Gerson Paul Gillis Sarah Goldblatt

Kathy Klugman Jennifer Dinn Korman Alissa Merage Nancy Naiman Kaufman Doug Pluss Scott Reisch Dan Seff Debbie Shmerling Rebecca Weiss Sandy Wolf-Yearick

Lifetime Board Members Warren Cohen Gerald Gray

Robert E. Loup Robyn Loup

MACC Board of Directors Ellen Beller, Chair Vicki Dansky Evan Dechtman Sharon Haber Marcia Karshmer Robyn Loup Dana Melmed Friedman Betsy Mordecai Heyman

Charlie Miller Joyce Oberfeld Jeffrey Reiss Steve Stark Carol Wagner Lary Weintraub

Staff Stuart E. Raynor, Executive Director Michael Rudnick, Assistant Executive Director

In the Loup Janice Silver, Marketing Director Jeff Bee, Creative Director Lisa Korsen, Editor/Features Jeffrey Hoffman, Graphic Designer Michelle Norton, Online Publications


From the Director

Along with the brilliant colors of fall’s changing leaves and dusty sunsets, October brings the yearly Jewish High Holidays. This is a time for celebration and reflection that reminds us of the significance of family and community. In the spirit of celebrating our community, JCC and MACC are preparing to honor three of our most selfless volunteers, Kathy and Rob Klugman, and Ellen Beller. Kathy and Rob will be honored at this year’s JCC Annual Dinner and Ellen Beller has been chosen as the 2010 Denver Jewish Film Festival Honoree. See why these bighearted supporters were chosen on pages 5 and 18. Community is also a large part of JCC S&F Trainer, Sheila Bellew’s, focus. Her passion is helping clients with multiple sclerosis and parkinson’s disease. Read her uplifting story on page 15. A friend and inspiration to many at the Center, JCC S&F Trainer, Lisa Tanguma celebrates her 10th anniversary at the JCC. Read about her faithful service and devoted followers as well as other staff news in In Brief, page 22. The 2010 JCC Maccabi Games are now less than one year away and major preparations are underway for Denver as the host city. Several staff members and I, along with the 66 Denver athletes, traveled to San Francisco to experience the 2009 events. Read about our adventures on page 14. Also in this issue, you’ll find information on a great new community program, Mazel Tots. Through a generous grant from the Rose Community Foundation, families with young children who are new to our community are able connect with us in a multitude of ways and can also learn about all of the wonderful Jewish programs that

the JCC and MACC offer. You’ll find more information on this program on page 19. In addition to the usual classes and workshops, many celebrations of the holidays and displays of creativity are taking place over the next few months. Read about these in Around the JCC, page 3, and Around the MACC, page 4. This time last year I told you about a new MACC/JCC event, JAAMM (Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies and Music) Festival. The first year of this festival was a huge success and was well received by all. This year’s 2nd annual festival is even bigger and better, offering 3 movies, 5 concerts and 14 author events, including this year’s Denver Jewish Community Reads Book, My Father’s Paradise by Ariel Sabar. Read about this stellar line up on pages 6–12 and don’t forget to get a jump start on the festivities by picking up your copy of My Father’s Paradise at the JCC front desk or MACC box office. Looking forward to JAAMMin’ with you! Lastly, this is our final issue of In the Loup for at least a year. In an effort to conserve money and resources, we will be putting the printed version of In the Loup on hiatus. We will still provide all the news within these pages on our JCC and MACC websites and via our weekly E-loup newsletter. You are our community and we will continue to keep you In the Loup. L’Shalom,

Stuart E. Raynor Executive Director

Around the JCC WOW (Women on Weights)

Senior Holiday Luncheons

Have you been considering working out with weights but don’t know where to start? Does the weight room seem like a foreign and intimidating place? Let certified fitness professional Judy Gordon show you how to start your very own fitness routine. Women on Weights (WOW) is a small group personal training class where you will work with free weights, weight machines, balance exercises, core exercise, and more. WOW is specifically designed to help improve posture, balance, and self confidence while making you stronger and burning calories long after the class is done. WOW will also help to prevent osteoporosis and will save you money on fitness training by working in a small group. After taking the course you will feel confidant in the weight room and working with weights and who knows, you may even find an exercise partner while taking the course! Starting in October, five-week sessions are offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Class cost is $69 and is limited to four students per session. Contact Judy Gordon at (303) 343-1871 or for specific dates and times or to register.

This fall the Senior department will feature several holiday luncheons. In addition to a special Hanukah luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 15, seniors can enjoy special events in honor of Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. A Veteran’s day dessert reception will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 1:30– 3 p.m. This special reception honoring Jewish war veterans is chaired by World War II veteran, Howard Grenitz, and will feature Rabbi Don Levy who served 26 years active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. A Thanksgiving luncheon will be held Nov. 17 from 11:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m. and will include traditional Thanksgiving fair, live music and door prizes. The luncheon is $7 and the dessert reception is free. Reservations are required for both events. Please contact Lil at (303) 316-6358.

Indoor Ironman Triathlon at the JCC Challenge yourself with JCC Sports and Fitness’ very own Indoor Ironman Triathlon. The 25-day event is organized by Personal Fitness Trainer, Lisa Seiders, and will consist of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile walk or run. Participants will have from Jan. 4–Jan. 29 to complete the race and will be given logs to track their progress. Registration is only $20 and includes a JCC Ironman swim cap and admission to the post party, Monday, Feb. 1, featuring food and door prizes. For more information or to sign up, contact Erin Crane at (303) 316-6309 or

2nd Annual Craft Fair The Adult Services department will once again hold a craft fair in order to raise money for their ongoing programs. The craft fair, held Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. will feature a variety of handmade items and will take place in the lower JCC Rabb Lobby. A $35 reservation fee is required for all booth rentals. Please contact Lil Shaw at (303) 316-6358 to reserve your space today.

I n s i d e t h i s i s s ue : From the Director Around the JCC


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Around the MACC JCC Annual Dinner JAAMM SCFD




JCC Maccabi Games®


Keeping Chronic Illness at Bay Community Page Inside Buzz



Denver Jewish Film Festival MazelTots




Hours & Facility Directory In Brief





In the Loup Goes Online Like many of you, the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center has been feeling the effects of challenging economic times. Due to rising printing and postage costs along with an ongoing attempt to “be more green,” In the Loup magazine will be taking a hiatus from its current format as a printed publication. This means you will no longer



Around the JCC continued on page 19

Around the JCC


Around the MACC Singer Gallery

Spittin’ Image: 10 Artists Consider Their Children The children of European royalty are well known to us through the many portraits to be found in the great museums of the western world. Stiff and forbidding little princes and princesses in sumptuous clothing, they bear little resemblance to the playful directness that characterizes contemporary childhood. Artists of more modest origins have also painted portraits of their children as well as used them as models in more complex narrative compositions. Painting one’s child is often a labor of unalloyed love and affection – a memento of the sweetness and tenderness that flows (at best) between parent and child. Painting one’s child can also be a psychologically complex and daunting challenge – one that includes love as well as ambivalence. For this exhibition Spittin’ Image: 10 Artists Consider Their Children, curator Simon Zalkind invited 10 local artists to submit works that “consider” their child or children. They range from charming and playful images to powerful, anxious works that explore emotional and psychological depths and subtleties not typically encountered in “child portraiture.” The exhibition opens on Sunday, November 22 with a reception in the Singer Gallery from 3–6 p.m. and runs through Sunday, December 27. Artists: Karen Bozik, Jon Bonath, Julie Puma, Wes Magyar, Sandy Lane, Tsehai Johnson, Margaretta Gilboy, Carol Golemboski, Bill Adams and Gabriel Liston


Around the MACC

2009 Annual Pottery Sale November 22—24 9 a.m.—6 p.m. JCC Main Lobby Many wait with great anticipation for this annual event where ceramic creations by MACC art students and friends are made available to the public. Our outstanding team of instructors and fabulous students create works in our well-equipped studio. Functional, sculptural, whimsical, and traditional, the works always span a range of approaches to clay. Don’t miss this fantastic display of original ceramic art; it’s the perfect time to start your holiday shopping. Stop by the sale, buy a mug and receive a free cup of coffee or tea!

Fall Musical The Young Artists of the Wolf Theatre Academy present

Fiddler on the Roof Directed by Steve Wilson Join us as we present one of the best beloved musicals of all time. Steve Wilson, award winning director and founder of the Wolf Theatre Academy returns to direct this special production. In the little village of

Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social customs and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler On The Roof has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. It’s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. Famous songs include “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Matchmaker,” “Far From the Home I Love,” “Tradition,” “Sunrise Sunset,” and many more. OPENING NIGHT: Thursday, December 3 at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 5 at 8 p.m. Sunday, December 6 at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 10 at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 12 at 8 p.m. CLOSING: Sunday, December 13 at 2 p.m. Academy students will also appear on November 15 at the JAAMM Fest Fiddler on the Roof Sing-along. Our talented cast will lead you in the melodic journeys of this movie musical as you relive all of your favorite moments from this classic tale. The movie begins at 6 p.m. and we strongly encourage you to dress as your favorite character for this night of song and old fashioned fun with the family. For more information or to purchase tickets please call (303) 316-6360 or visit

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JCC Annual Dinner: Facing Our Community’s Needs he JCC Annual Dinner, a time of gathering with friends, sumptuous food and inspirational speakers, has been a mainstay of monetary support for our community center for many years. Each year the development committee has taken great care to handpick a program to distinctively highlight and fund through the generous donations of those who attend the dinner. This year’s dinner will focus on keeping some of our most critical programs – camps, special needs and the ECC intact so that members will still be able to take advantage of all the offerings for which the Robert E. Loup JCC is known.


The 2009 JCC Annual Dinner committee has not only successfully chosen inspirational and well-deserving honorees but is also very excited about the volunteer committee who has selflessly stepped up to help put the event together This year’s dinner chairs are Scott and Trina Reish who have been hard at work attending to every detail of the event. “It is

The JCC Annual dinner will take place on Monday, Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m. To find out how you can be a part of this event please contact Kathy Boyle at (303) 316-6302 or

In keeping with this focus we wanted to have honorees that have an extensive record of support for the entire community. “Kathy and Rob Klugman are inspirational examples of community mindedness,” says Michael Rudnick, director of development. Both Kathy and Rob Klugman have been involved in many leadership roles in the community at large as well as the JCC. Kathy’s efforts date from when her children were in the ECC preschool during which time she was named “volunteer of the year.” She has also chaired the Chocolate Sunday program for several years, worked on the Elie Weisel event and currently serves on the JCC board of directors.

Hickenlooper and his wife Helen Thorpe have agreed to be honorary co-chairs of the event. We here at the JCC have noticed that Mayor Hickenlooper’s viewpoints have a poignant parallel to what our organization hopes to achieve– we both take great interest in caring for people and what they value. Just as Mayor Hickenlooper has made local government accessible to all, the JCC seeks to be welcoming and inclusive of all people from all walks of life.

J CC A n n u a l Di n n e r Tickets: • $300 Individual seats • $1,000 Booster (Corporate Couple – 2 seats) • $3,000 Mentor (Table of 10)

encouraging to see a young couple step up to this leadership role and take responsibility for a big event like the dinner,” says Rudnick. He hopes their leadership example will be an inspiration for other young couples to get involved and dedicate their time to building community.

• $5,000 Friend (Table of 10) • $10,000 Champion (Table of 10) • $15,000 Patron (Table of 10) • $25,000 Humanitarian (2 Tables of 10)

Monday, November 2, 2009 The Donald R. Seawell Grand Ballroom Denver Performing Arts Complex 14th & Curtis Streets

This year also marks the first time in JCC history that luminaries such as Mayor John

“For 30 years, the JCC has touched every phase of our lives, from early childhood and camps, through theatre programs and involvement with seniors. The JCC was our first touchstone to the Jewish community in Denver, and remains an essential and vital part of our family.” —Kathy Klugman

JCC Annual Dinner


Come MACC’s second annual JAAMM Festival, a stellar line-up of Jewish Art, Authors, Movies and Music, takes place Nov. 1—16. Whether your musical tastes are classical or world, whether you like to read fiction or non-fiction, or you like to sing along to musicals or watch documentaries – this multi-disciplinary festival has it all. This two-week celebration invites you to experience a few events or, with our Festival Passport, enjoy the vast variety of cultural choices we have to offer. So c’mon, JAAMM with us! Visit for event details and tickets.

With Us! Art Exhibits Blazing the Trail: Denver’s Early Jewish Community Singer Gallery Sept. 13—Nov. 15 A new dynamic and interactive exhibit entitled Blazing the Trail: Denver’s Early Jewish Community celebrates 150 years of Jewish life in Denver. Created by the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and Beck Archives of the Center for Judaic Studies and Penrose Library at the University of Denver as well as the Mizel Museum.

Dialogue with the Unknown: A Visual Conversation with the Zohar – Paintings by Michael Hafftka Cooper Balcony Sept. 13—Nov. 15 Michael Hafftka’s paintings arose from his deep engagement with the Zohar, a collection of texts widely considered to be the most important work of Kabbalah. Hafftka’s paintings “translate” the Zohar into a “conversation that suggests traces of a hidden, supernal truth – a truth that can only be explored with a visual exegesis of a nonliteral kind.”

Authors Talks & Signings Jacqueline Dembar Greene Sunday, Nov. 1, 4:30 p.m. For Families $6/adults; $2/children Rebecca Rubin is the newest American Girl® doll and the feisty heroine of Meet Rebecca (and five other new Rebecca ™ books). Come meet the author and learn about the history and grand adventures of this young Jewish girl on New York’s Lower East Side in 1914. In addition to the Rebecca™ book series, Ms. Greene’s soulful new picture book about a brave young boy during the Spanish Inquisition, The Secret Shofar of Barcelona, will be available for sale in our book store. Sponsored by Gay & Barry Curtiss-Lusher

Betsy Carter Sunday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m. $8/general admission $6/student, senior, JCC member How does an ordinary person become a hero? In The Puzzle King, two young immigrants fall in love, marry, and seek to make better lives for themselves in America. Heroism is not part of their story, and yet, they become obsessed with worry about their loved ones left behind in Nazi Germany. The choices they make and the risks they take make this tale one you will long remember. Sponsored by Carol & Irwin Wagner

Ian Pear Tuesday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. $8/ general admission $6/student, senior, JCC member The Accidental Zionist: What a Priest, a Pornographer and a



Wrestler named Chainsaw taught me about being Jewish, Saving the World and Why Israel Matters to Both. What do Israel and Zionism mean to the Jewish people today? Pear offers a fresh, new, fascinating perspective. Told with wisdom, an ample supply of hilarious stories, and a crew of interesting characters, this book is for anyone who has ever wondered why Israel matters—to individuals, to the Jewish people, or to the world.

Martin Indyk Wednesday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m. $8/general admission $6/student, senior, JCC member Innocent Abroad: An Intimate Account of American Peace Diplomacy in the Middle East. The quest for peace in the Middle East seems an unending journey. Join Martin Indyk, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Middle East advisor to President Clinton, as he describes and analyzes past attempts to achieve success. In his gripping new book, he speaks of lessons learned and offers advice to the current administration as it also takes up this daunting challenge. Indyk is currently vice president and director of Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C. Sponsored by The Denver Springboks

Carol Leifer Saturday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m. $20/general admission $15/student, senior, JCC member It’s Saturday night and we’re live with Carol Leifer!! Join us for an evening of outrageous humor and expect the unexpected. That’s what this lady is about. In addition to writing comedy “schtick” for Seinfeld and Saturday Night Live, Leifer was the real-life inspiration for the “Elaine” character played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the Seinfeld TV series. Ms. Leifer’s book, When You Lie about Your Age, The Terrorists Win, is her take on getting older and she handles it with her usual comedic aplomb. Can you think of a better way to spend your Saturday night? Bring some friends and join the fun. Warning: Some language and material may be offensive. Sponsored by Kathy Neustadt Hankin

Sara Houghteling Sunday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m. $8/general admission $6/student, senior, JCC member If you loved Sarah’s Key, this book is for you. Set in a Paris darkened by World War II, Sara Houghteling’s debut novel, Pictures at an Exhibition, tells the story of a son’s quest to recover his family’s lost masterpieces, looted by the Nazis. A captivating mystery. Sponsored by Ellen Beller

Daniel Asa Rose Sunday, Nov 8, 7 p.m. $8/general Admission $6/student, senior, JCC member Larry’s Kidney: Being the True Story of How I Found Myself in China With My Black-Sheep Cousin and His Mail-Order Bride, Skirting the Law to Get Him a Transplant…and Save His Life is a hilarious and heartwarming true story of star-crossed cousins – with unique insight into the world of medical tourism.

Peter Duffy Monday, Nov 9, 6:30 p.m. $8/general admission $6/student, senior, JCC member Community-wide Kristallnacht Commemoration and Candle Lighting with eyewitness Judy Urman. The Bielski Brothers: The True Story of Three Men Who Defied the Nazis, Built a Village in the Forest, and Saved 1,200 Jews. Simply reading the title of this incredible book is enough to bring a spark of joy and hope to the human heart. This is the story of three brothers who undertook a mission, first of saving their own family, and then expanding it to rescuing Jews from ghettos, Jews who wandered bravely into the forest, and Jews wherever they encountered them. And succeed they did. This book is a bright spot in the dark history of the Holocaust and it dispels the notion that all went like sheep to their deaths.

In many ways, this book reads like an adventure tale, but no work of fiction could have imagined the horrific war years. In addition to saving lives, the Bielski partisans also conducted some of the most significant Jewish resistance against the Nazis. Even so, they were not recognized or honored in their lifetime. Their story is now being shared throughout the world. Peter Duffy is a freelance journalist who's written for the New York Times, Newsday, New York Post, and other publications. The movie Defiance, based on the Bielski story, will be screened following the author appearance and is included in your ticket price for this event. Sponsored by Julie & Brent Morse Co-sponsored by the Holocaust Awareness Institute, Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver

Noah Alper • Breakfast Tuesday, Nov. 10, 7:30 a.m. $10/person Jump start your morning with Mr. Bagel himself! Join the author of Business Mensch, Noah Alper (founder of the West Coast chain Noah’s Bagels, now part of Einstein Noah Restaurant Group which also owns Einstein Bagels) as he describes what led to his success and how entrepreneurs can thrive using ancient Jewish wisdom as a guide. In this inspirational book, Alper blends memoir, Jewish knowledge, and professional insight. Sponsored by Evan & Evi Makovsky

Ariel Sabar Denver Jewish Community Reads Wednesday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m. $10/general admission $6/student, senior, JCC member This is a true story of a wayward son who never knew what he and his father shared until they embarked on an epic journey into their family’s extraordinary past. Ariel Sabar’s father, Yona, was born in a mud hut in the remote Kurdish region of Northern Iraq. They travel to



today’s war-torn Iraq in a quest to rediscover a forgotten land. As Ariel retraces his father’s footsteps, he brings to life the eccentric characters, extraordinary determination, and fascinating historical odyssey of the Kurdish Jews. Sponsored by Kathy Neustadt Hankin and the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature

Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen regales us with tales about the history, current state, and next generation of the Jewish deli: its culture, people, and foods. Come savor the flavors! Sponsored by Sue Miller & Harold Cohen

Peter Manseau Thursday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m. $8/general admission $6/student, senior, JCC member Winner of the 2008 National Jewish Book Award for Fiction Peter Manseau’s Songs for the Butcher’s Daughter introduces us to two people who meet towards the end of the 20th century. First, meet Itsik Malpesh, a 90-something Russian immigrant who's the self-proclaimed Greatest Yiddish Poet in America. “To be the greatest poet one only needs to be the last,” he declares. Next, you have the 21-year-old translator. How does a 21-yearold lapsed Catholic seminary student wind up working in a Yiddish book warehouse? (Ah! There's another story.) And it’s told alongside that of Itsik Malpesh. Peter Manseau’s much-acclaimed third book, this story is at once an immigrant's epic saga, a love story, and a Yiddish-inflected laughing-through-tears novel of faith lost and hope found in translation. It is most interesting to note that Manseau actually worked as a packen trager, collecting books for the National Yiddish Book Center in Waltham, Mass. Sponsored by Steven & Dottie Resnick

David Sax • Deli Lunch Friday, Nov. 13, Noon $20/person Save the Deli! Stay for lunch! On a journey across the world to find an authentic deli, Sax set out to bring back a cuisine that once sat at the very center of Jewish life. Join us for lunch as the author of Save the Deli: In



blend of sounds. Filmmaker Tomer Heymann joined the band on their 2006 concert tour to Ethiopia and the resulting film is sensitive, playful and insightful, revealing the vulnerabilities, frustrations and ambitions of the various band members.

Edward Kritzler


Sunday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m. $8/general admission $6/student, senior, JCC member

Directed by Edward Zwick Monday, Nov. 9, immediately following Peter Duffy talk; Admission included in ticket price Community-wide Kristallnacht Candle Lighting & Commemoration.

Shiver Me Timbers! Jewish pirates? Unheard of – until now. Think Jamaica, Jewish ship owners, buccaneers, plunder and rage against the Spanish Inquisition which forced Jews to escape, convert, or die. Now you have the setting for Kritzler’s historic saga, Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean. Adjust your eye patch, tuck that sword into your belt, hoist the Jolly Roger, and join us for a fun, fascinating trip back in time. Sponsored by Gary & Teri Yourtz

David Shneer and Gregg Drinkwater Sunday, Nov. 15, 4 p.m. $8/general admission $6/student, senior, JCC member Following ancient tradition, Torah Queeries brings together some of the world’s leading rabbis, scholars, and writers to interpret the Torah. It unites the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and straight-allied writers, including some of the most central figures in contemporary American Judaism.

Movies Black Over White Directed by Tomer Heymann Monday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m. $2.50/person Amharic, English & Hebrew with English subtitles The Idan Raichel Project, Israel’s hottest world-beat band, unites voices of young and old, Ethiopian and Yemenite, and brings together the essence of Middle Eastern and African traditions in an alluring

The year is 1941 and the Jews of Eastern Europe are being massacred. Managing to escape certain death, three brothers take refuge in the dense woods they have known since childhood. There they begin their battle against the Nazis. Daniel Craig (Tuvia), Liev Schreiber (Zus) and Jamie Bell (Asael) star as the Bielski brothers who (based on a true story) turn a primitive struggle to survive into something far more consequential, a way to avenge the deaths of their loved ones by saving thousands of others.

Fiddler on the Roof, Sing-along Directed by Norman Jewison Sunday, Nov. 15, 6 p.m. $8/general admission $6/senior, student, JCC member Camp it up with a sing-along of one the world’s most famous musicals. Enjoy classics like “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Matchmaker” from this Academy Award winning film. Sing along with this film about a poor milkman whose love, pride and faith help him face the oppression of the turn-of-the century czarist Russia. Members of MACC’s own Wolf Theatre Academy, who will be performing the stage version of Fiddler in Dec., will lead you in this melodic journey. To add to the fun, we strongly encourage you to dress as your favorite Fiddler character.

Music & Concerts Zalmen Mlotek Sunday, Nov. 1, 2 p.m. $15/general admission $12/senior, student, JCC member

Judy and David, Family Program Sunday, Nov. 8, 4:30 p.m. $15/general admission $10/senior, student, JCC member $7/children under 13 Known as “Canada’s Sing-Along Superstars,” Judy & David are Juno award-winning stars of TV and stage and are ranked among the most successful children’s entertainers in North America. Their fresh, inventive music has been acclaimed for its ability to engage a young audience’s involvement at every turn. Purchase a special Chai Chairs package and support Family Programs Packages include the Judy and David family concert at 4:30 p.m. and a dinner reception following the show in the Boettcher Lobby.

One hundred years of Jewish Theatre Music with piano, song and film clips performed by an internationally recognized authority on Yiddish folk music. Mlotek elegantly and entertainingly traces the history of this fascinating art form from its origins in the wine cellars of Rumania through to surprising elements of Jewish music in contemporary film scores. Stay for coffee, cake and chat after the performance.

Yumi Hwang-Williams with Dror Biran Tuesday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m. $15/general admission $12/senior, student, JCC member Pre-concert talk followed by concert at 7:30 p.m. Concertmaster of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and a soloist in her own right, violinist Yumi Hwang-Williams is accompanied by Israeli pianist, Dror Biran, recipient of numerous awards and also a sought-after soloist. Attend the pre-concert talk by Elana Newman and get the low-down on four nice Jewish boys – Ernest Bloch, Felix Mendelssohn, Aaron Copland and Aaron Jay Kernis.

Jewish Books and Music Galore! Shop 'til you drop! Get ready for Hanukkah! Nov. 1—18, 2009. Look for the bookstore in its new location: the JCC Phillips Social Hall. You'll find an outstanding collection of new books for all ages and interests including: memoirs, mystery, history, humor, holidays, Hanukkah, Israel, spirituality, fiction, food and more. Book Sale Hours: Sun.: 10 a.m.—3 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.: 9 a.m.— 3 p.m., Fri.: 9 a.m.—1 p.m. Book Store has extended hours during JAAMM events. See calendar for Children's Storytimes.

Box Office: (303) 316-6360 Music Tickets* $15/general admission $12/senior, student, JCC member

Author tickets* $8/general admission $6/senior, student, JCC member

Book Lover’s Passport** Anat Cohen Jazz Quartet

2009 Platinum Package: $180 for a Family of Four (2 adults & 2 children*), also includes goody bag and CD Gold Package: $70 for a Family of Four (2 adults & 2 children*) Benefit Reception: $18/adult *$10 for each additional child and $25 for each additional adult.

Call (303) 316-6336 for more details on the special Chai Chairs packages.

Saturday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m. $15/general admission $12/senior, student, JCC member Israeli-born Anat Cohen, brilliant young bandleader and prolific composer, is a major voice of her generation on both tenor saxophone and clarinet in idioms as varied as modern and traditional jazz, classical music, Brazilian choro, Argentine tango, and AfroCuban styles. Performing with her are some of the most exciting musicians on the jazz scene: pianist Jason Lindner, bassist Joe Martin, and drummer Daniel Freedman. .

$60, $50 for JCC members Admission to 12 author talks (does not include Noah Alper or David Sax)

JAAMM Festival Passport** $90, $80 for JCC members Admission to 18 author, music and movie events (does not include Noah Alper, David Sax or The Idan Raichel Project) *Unless otherwise noted **Passport holders must make reservations for individual events through the box office, (303) 316-6360 or online, to be guaranteed admittance and a seat.



Israeli Superstar

Brings Message of Love to Denver By Elana Newman Idan Raichel, Israeli superstar, attracts wildly enthusiastic audiences around the world. Yet only seven years ago he was a backup keyboard player and aspiring composer working from his parent’s basement in suburban Kfar Saba. A serendipitous confluence of events led to the formation of The Idan Raichel Project; after his military service, where he served as musical director of a rock band that played at army bases around the country, Idan worked as a counselor at a boarding school attended by a large number of Ethiopian Jews. Not only was Idan touched by the plight of these young people, who often felt displaced and disaffected, but he developed a fascination for their culture and music which resonated with his own Eastern European roots. Having started his musical education with accordion lessons at the age of nine, he manifested an attraction to unusual rhythmic patterns and the exotic tonalities of Gypsy music and tango early on. Finally deciding to channel his instincts into something material, he brought together a multi-cultural group of performers, each one a glittering reflection of the vital and dynamic diversity of Israeli society. In 2002, with the release of their demo CD produced in the basement recording studio, The Idan Raichel Project was born. The group’s subsequent eponymous commercial CD was an immediate hit, flying in the face



of detractors in the Israeli music industry who were convinced that a cross-cultural, multi-lingual effort of this nature would never gain mainstream approval. But no one was more surprised at the project’s unprecedented success than the self-effacing Raichel. He has said that to call it the fulfillment of a dream is to “imply that I even dreamed that any of this could happen.” Now, with a string of top-selling recordings and concerts at prestigious venues throughout the world to his credit, Raichel still sees The Project as a collaboration between artists who each bring their own culture and individual talents to the stage. The performances feature an intriguing array of participants such as singer Cabra, born in a refugee camp in Sudan during her parent’s journey to Israel from Ethiopia, and who met Idan when they were both serving in the army, and Mira Anwar Awad, an Arab Israeli from Haifa. Sergio Braams, who immigrated to Israel from Surinam, has infused the spirit of Caribbean music into the band, and a recent addition, Bongani Xulu, provides a South African element. The Project embraces many young performers on the cutting-edge of popular Israeli music and has also offered the stage to a number of iconic older artists, such as the great Shoshanna Damari who died in 2006 at the age of 83 after making her last recordings and final appearances as part of The Idan Raichel Project.

In 2006, The Idan Raichel Project traveled to Ethiopia, the source of so much of its inspiration. It was the first time that two of the band’s singers had returned to the country of their birth. The Idan Raichel Project opened the Fifth Ethiopian Music Festival in Addis Ababa, sharing the stage with top Ethiopian performers. A chronicle of The Project’s emotional trip was filmed for the documentary Black Over White which will be shown at the Shwayder Theatre on Monday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. (tickets $2.50) as a prelude to the concert, which features an ensemble of eight, at Gates Hall, Newman Center, on Thursday, Nov. 5.

The Idan Raichel Project Thursday, Nov. 5, 8 p.m. Gates Hall, Newman Center at DU Tickets: $25, $30, $40. All seating is reserved. Two ways to purchase tickets: Tickets at Box Office: Newman Center (10 a.m.–4 p.m., Mon.-Fri.) Info: (303) 871-7720 x 2 TicketMaster: (additional fees apply) Co-sponsored by Hillel of Colorado

Jewish Denver Community Reads....2009 My Father’s Paradise, by Ariel Sabar: A Letter from the Author munity Jewish Com Dear Denver


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Event Sponsored by Kathy Neudstadt Hankin and the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature.

• Free Facilitated Discussion Nov. 16, 7 p.m. led by Dr. Robert Hazan • My Father’s Paradise on sale now at the JCC front desk and MACC box office, $28, tax included. Book discussion guides also available




2nd Annual JAAMM Festival 2009 Calendar



Black Over White

Children’s Storytime

Children’s Storytime

2 p.m.

7 p.m.

Social Hall, 12:45 p.m.

Social Hall, 12:45 p.m.

J. Dembar Greene

Ian Pear

Martin Indyk

4:30 p.m.

7 p.m.

7 p.m. The Denver Springboks*

Gay & Barry Curtiss-Lusher*

Betsy Carter 7 p.m. Carol & Irwin Wagner*




November SAT. Carol Leifer 7:30 p.m. 2009

THURS. The Idan Raichel Project (at D.U.) 8 p.m.

4 SUN. Sara Houghteling 11 a.m. Ellen Beller*

Kathy Neustadt Hankin*

Hillel of Colorado*

Judy & David 4:30 p.m.


Book Sale

Daniel Asa Rose

Sun. 10 a.m.—3 p.m. Mon.—Thurs. 9 a.m.—3 p.m. Fri. 9 a.m.—1 p.m.

7 p.m.





Peter Duffy

Noah Alper

Children’s Storytime

Peter Manseau

6:30 p.m.

7:30 a.m.

Social Hall, 12:45 p.m.

7 p.m.

Julie & Brent Morse* Holocaust Awareness Institute, Center for Judaic Studies at DU*

Evan & Evi Makovsky*

Ariel Sabar Community Reads

Steven & Dottie Resnick*

Defiance (after author) Julie & Brent Morse*


Children’s Storytime

7 p.m.

Yumi Hwang-Williams with Dror Biran

Kathy Neustadt Hankin & the NKS Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature*



Children’s Storytime

Anat Cohen Quartet

Edward Kritzler

Social Hall, 10 a.m.

7:30 p.m.

11 a.m.


The Reading Jungle*

Gary & Teri Yourtz*

David Sax

David Shneer & Gregg Drinkwater, 4 p.m. Fiddler on the Roof

Noon Sue Miller & Harold Cohen*

6 p.m.


Rob Schwartz & Vicki Trachten-Schwartz*

*Sponsors as of print deadline



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Social Hall, 12:45 p.m.

7 p.m.

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Zalmen Mlotek


FREE Facilitated Community Reads book discussion led by Dr. Robert Hazan: My Father’s Paradise Social Hall, 7 p.m. Kathy Neustadt Hankin & the NKS Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature*


SCFD Making It Possible for 20 Years! The SCFD helps make MACC programs possible including the Denver Jewish Film Festival, JAAMM Festival, the Denver Children’s Theatre, and many more through its generous contributions. This year, the SCFD celebrates its 20th Anniversary.

Bravo, a standing ovation to you, the Citizens of Colorado’s seven counties of the SCFD! You have made a huge difference in the cultural landscape of our region for the last 20 years. It was Metro area voters who first created the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District or SCFD in November 1988 to provide public financial support to scientific and cultural organizations. Since the first distributions in 1989, SCFD has funded over 300 organizations via the 0.1% (1¢ on every $10) retail sales and use tax in the seven-county district. Counties within the District include Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Jefferson and most of Douglas. The SCFD was most recently reauthorized in 2004 by vote of the citizens to extend the Statute governing the District until 2018. The value of SCFD to the region is inestimable. Without this vital support, there would be far fewer scientific and cultural organizations in our area, no free days at the large institutions, fewer options for visitors, less programming from the remaining groups, diminishing educational programs and just an all around dearth of enrichment in our community. Thanks for allowing culture and science to thrive through the vital support of the SCFD.

SCC provides cooperative and dynamic education and other programs to the district. The current cochair of the SCC board of directors is MACC’s own Executive Artistic Director, Steve Wilson.

The Mizel Arts and Culture Center (MACC) is a proud member of the SCFD. MACC is part of the 27 organizations in the SCFD Tier II (organizations with over $1 million in qualifying revenue). Other Tier II partners include the Arvada Center, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Ballet, Opera Colorado, Colorado Children’s Museum and many more. Additionally, MACC participates in the Tier II collective called the SCC or Scientific and Cultural Collaborative. The

In 2008 alone, over $41.9 million was distributed to more than 300 eligible nonprofit and local government scientific and cultural organizations including regional entities such as the Denver Zoo, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the Arvada Center, the Colorado Symphony, MACC and many more to a fantastic array of smaller, local nonprofit organizations based across the seven counties of the District. SCFD has become known nationally

In 1989, SCFD’s first distributions amounted to $14 million to 171 organizations. By year’s end in 2008, a total of $591 million had been distributed over the 20 years since.

The SCFD makes visits to MACC’s Denver Children’s Theatre possible for Title 1 schools.

as a unique and efficient model of regional cooperation with extensive outreach to schools and under-served populations. SCFD has solidified the Metro region’s cultural assets and prompted public participation. One million adults and children were enrolled in SCFD supported cultural classes in 2007 and more than 16.4 million people visited SCFD funded organizations in 2007, including 9.4 million free visits. An inspiring wealth of culture has been provided to the community by the citizens of the SCFD. Congratulations to us all on 20 years of SCFD!



Denver Athletes Medal Up as San Fran Passes the JCC Maccabi Games® Torch 2009 Team Results SWIMMING Andrew Behrend 4 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze TENNIS Jacob Malman (15-16 Boys) Gold Martin Aguinis (13-14 Boys) Silver Jordan Appel (3-14 Girls) Silver DANCE Sadie Parris/Micaela Negreann (13/14 Girls) 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze GOLF Joseph Parris (15–16 Boys) Gold David Greenstein (15-16 Boys) Bronze Max Urman (13–14 Boys) Dani Urman (13–14 Girls) Silver BOWLING Jacob Lazear Gold SOCCER Boys (15-16) Silver (first team to medal for Denver) BASKETBALL Boys (15/16) 4th overall VOLLEYBALL—made quarter finals


JCC Maccabi Games

Team Denver athletes relaxing at Hang Time at the 2009 SF JCC Maccabi Games

The JCC Maccabi Games® are always an exciting time for the young athletes of the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center and this year, especially in light of our position as the 2010 community host, was no exception. The JCC Maccabi Games® were held in San Francisco August 2–7. The Loup JCC sent a total of 66 local Jewish teens to compete in everything from team sports such as Volleyball and Baseball to individual competitions such as Golf and Dance. Medals were awarded to many of our young athletes (for a complete list see box) and fun was had by all! In addition, those competing on the Soccer team won Denver’s first ever team sport medal.

The closing party, held at AT&T Park, featured the acceptance of the JCC Maccabi Games® torch by Denver Games Director, Ben Moke and Denver JCC Maccabi Games® Chair, Sol Leftin. This celebration which also included the surprise tackling of the San Francisco Giant’s Mascot, Lou Seal, by some of the teen participants was the highlight of the trip for the athletes and coaches alike. So, how can you be involved in the excitement of the 2010 Denver games? Visit our website to read about all the ways you can get involved or email or call (303) 316-6349.

Fitness Training to

Keep Chronic Illness at Bay When Herb Leifer moved to Colorado three years ago he was set on being a super athlete. With passions like biking and skiing, Colorado offered the perfect back drop for this successful advertising executive and his active lifestyle. But only six months after his move from New York, Leifer discovered he had the disabling disease, multiple sclerosis. The National MS Society (NMSS) estimates that there are 400,000 Americans living with multiple sclerosis (MS) which is a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. Symptoms of MS vary from numbness of limbs to paralysis or loss of vision and the severity and progress of these varies by case.

Rather than seeing the disease advance, as is the normal progression, the doctors are seeing improvements in his health. Bellew will continue to work specifically with Leifer and would love to see her practice with MS and parkinson’s patients, such as long time JCC Member, Lee Mendel, grow. “I’d love to take on new clients who I could help work through these diseases. We have the room here (at the JCC). It’s where my heart’s at,” says Bellew. Leifer highly recommends his trainer and now friend, Sheila Bellew. “If I don’t work out,” explains Leifer, “I get the numbness in my feet and can feel the effects, but on the

Lee Mendel, one of Bellew’s first Parkinson’s clients.

But knowledge of his MS did not stop Leifer. He was determined to conNow Bellew and Leifer have been tinue the activities he loved so much. Leifer working together for about a year began working with Sheila Bellew, one of and the difference in Leifer’s health the JCC Sports and Fitness personal trainon a day to day basis is astonishing. ers. Having worked in the fitness industry Through balance and strength training, for 28 years, Bellew has Bellew pushes Leifer to a physiology degree keep moving. “On days and has worked in when Herb feels his every facet of fitness. worst, he comes in and “If I don’t work out,” explains She previously worked Leifer, “I get the numbness in my works even harder,” at St. Joseph’s Hospital says Bellew Leifer’s feet and can feel the effects.” and is currently indoctors feel that in advolved with the Parkindition to the medicine son’s Association of the he must take daily, his Rockies where her devotion to the special consistent exercise is what really keeps him population of people with debilitating dismoving. His neurologist says that Leifer is eases evolved. stronger now then when he first saw him.

days we work together I am completely energized and able to do the activities I want.” And he does. Last year, Leifer skied 23 days and he still continues to bike on a regular basis. “I can’t give up,” states Leifer enthusiastically. If you are interested in finding out more about Sheila Bellew’s work or want find out more about her training services, please contact Personal Training Coordinator, Erin Crane at (303) 316-6309 or

Keeping Chronic Illness at Bay


Community Page Notices from Around the Metro Area

Jewish Family Services: Support Group for Couples Post-Cancer Treatment Have you completed chemotherapy or radiation? JFS is conducting a study on the impact of spiritual interventions on couples during post-treatment which can be a time of extraordinary stress. The purpose of this study is to assess whether a spirituality group program can reduce distressing cancer-related symptoms. Providing support to couples within a group setting may well normalize your experience, enhance relationship satisfaction and improve adjustment to post-treatment life. To obtain more information, please contact the following: Cynthia Heller, MSC, Jewish Family Service – (303) 597-5000 x392.

JFS Annual Fundraiser Tickets are now on sale for Reel Hope-Take 14, Jewish Family Service’s annual movie fundraiser. The event, held on Thursday, Dec. 3rd will take place at the Regal Cinemas Continental Theatre. Please join us as we honor Brent and Julie Morse, 2009 Jack Shapiro Community Service Award recipients, and David Friedman, 2009 Kal Zeff Business Leader of the Year Award recipient. For info contact Elana Jacobs, (303) 597-5000, ext. 365. Tickets are available online at

Temple Sinai Happenings Take a bus tour of seven different ethnic markets around the Denver area on Wednesday, Oct. 14. The bus will leave Temple Sinai at 9:30 a.m. and will return at 2:30 p.m. Explore, Denver taste new foods and meet new people. Space is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Contact Lisa Thorner, program director at (303) 759-1827 or to reserve your spot.


Community Page

A Mah Jongg Tournament will be held on Sunday, Oct. 18 at Temple Sinai in Denver. Players can compete in two divisions (Beginner or Advanced), with a $50 cash prize in each division. Winners will be drawn for other prizes, too! Registration forms are available in the lobby of Temple Sinai, by emailing, or by calling Lisa at (303) 792-3188. The registration fee is $18.

Temple Micah Simchat Torah is a scroll-hugging get-together at Temple Micah, a friendly, inclusive Reform congregation at 2600 Leyden St. This year, get hugged by the Torah on Friday evening, Oct. 9. Rabbi Adam Morris and musicians Hal Aqua and David Ross will lead the hoopla, marking the end of a full-year cycle of reading weekly Torah portions and then immediately starting over. Dance, sing and take this opportunity for a close-up encounter with the sacred Hebrew text, as the entire Torah is unfurled for all present to inspect and ooh-ah over. A more typical Temple Micah Shabbat Family Experience takes place on Fridays, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11, including musical prayers and blessings and then a Shabbat dinner winding up with children’s activities, a story and songs. Look forward to Lights, Lyrics & Latkes on Friday, Dec. 18, as Temple Micah celebrates the eighth bright night of Hanukkah! For details including times of these events and to RSVP, contact the Temple Micah office, (303) 388-4239, or visit

Anti-Defamation League of Denver The Anti-Defamation League invites you to its 2009 Society of Fellows Luncheon on Nov. 19, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Marvin Levy, ADL former board chair and dedicated

community volunteer, will be presented with the ADL’s 2009 Distinguished Community Service Award. Insightful and engaging commentary by keynote speaker Clarence Page promises to make this annual event extraordinary. A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board and syndicated columnist, Mr. Page will offer an engaging presentation on issues of race in American society and politics. Space is limited! For event details, table sponsorships and individual tickets, call Kelly Greengard at (303) 830-7177 ext. 220 or email

B’nai B’rith: Aging in Place The population is aging, forcing us to reevaluate the way we think about elder care. For more and more Americans, the idea of spending years in a nursing home is unacceptable. Figuring out how to age in your own home is more important than ever. Learn from the experts how you and your loved ones can continue to live safely and securely at home. Join us Sunday, Oct. 18 from 2–4 p.m. for this special learning event in the Phillips Social Hall at the Robert E. Loup JCC, 350 S. Dahlia St. Light refreshments will be provided. Reservations are required by Thursday, Oct. 15 by calling (303)393-7358 or emailing bnaibrithden


Catherine Lindsey

Ben Steiner

Scott Kinnamon

Jason Seidel

David Hazan & Iris Mosely

In honor of JAAMM Fest’s amazing line up of concerts Inside Buzz decided to ask members and staff what their favorite concert experiences have been.

Catherine Lindsey, Camp Shai Parent My favorite concert experience had to be taking Jack [her son] to The Who. The show was at the Pepsi Center and he was only six years old. We bought him light-up drumsticks and a T-shirt. It was his first concert and he knew all the words to “Pinball Wizard!” I’ve also been to every single live John Denver show around Colorado in my youth, my parents were real fanatics. I liked him, too!

Ben Steiner, Interim Sports Director There are so many to choose from! Most recently a favorite show was at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. I saw David Byrne of the Talking Heads. He had three back-up singers, three dancers, a keyboardist, two percussionists and two bass players. They were all in dressed in white, head–to-toe, even their wrist watches were white. Everything was choreographed. The dancers would cross the stage and steal the mics and bring them back and they all danced together and put on a great show. I love the Talking Heads so the music was great but

they really took it one step further to make it a complete show for the ears AND eyes.

Scott Kinnamon, MACC Film Making Instructor Wow, I could really name quite a few! I’d have to say one of the top shows was Ella Fitzgerald at the Hollywood Bowl. I actually saw her there twice. She was backed by Ben Carter and band and she did the most unforgettable “skat” version of “Night in Tunisia.” She’s the reason my daughter is named Ella.

Jason Seidel, Sports & Fitness Member My favorite was probably the Grateful Dead at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. It was probably about 1987 and I think it was just the whole culmination of everything. We camped out the night before and tailgated before the concert, grilled and danced. I’d have to say my favorite song of the whole night was the “Estimated Prophet.” Really it wasn’t just the concert but being with friends and the whole experience.

David Hazan and Iris Mosely, JCC Members David: My favorite concert was here at the JCC, I don’t remember their names. There were several different performers. Iris: The Dybbuk! (Appeared at last year’s JAAMM Fest) It was a great show. David: All I know is it was several people from around Denver and it was classical music. I play the harmonica myself, you know! If it’s classical music I like it!

Thank you to all of the JCC and MACC members and employees who shared their thoughts, stories and opinions with Inside Buzz over the last few years publishing In the Loup. We look forward to resuming this feature when In the Loup returns to its printed incarnation.

Inside Buzz


A Lifetime of

Cultural Achievement visual arts, literature and multi-cultural programs. Her devotion to MACC as a Jewish Arts organization is unparalleled. “Ellen’s love for MACC is not surprising because she’s been involved in the arts since she was a little girl,” says DJFF Chair, Sharon Haber. Last year, Beller was an integral part of the DJFF and even jaunted to Israel in order to attend the Jerusalem Film Festival. This amazing trip really cemented her love of Jewish film. Beller is, by profession, an artist who is versed in the art of glass making Ellen Beller, 2010 DJFF Honoree holds up a piece of her glass works. and has been awarded The Jurors Award by the Curtis Art Center for her work. Her creations can be The 14th Annual Denver Jewish Film Festiviewed in multiple locations such as the val (DJFF) is proud to announce its 2010 Show of Hands Gallery in Cherry Creek festival honoree, Ellen Beller. At the opening North as well as Temple Emanuel, home to night gala and movie on February 11, Beller an installation by Beller that pays tribute to will be honored with MACC’s Cultural the great educator Max Frankel, after whom Achievement Award. Beller’s love of the the Temple Emanuel religious school was Cultural Arts extends not only to film but to renamed upon his death.

Save the Date!

As chair of the MACC board, Beller has a “hands-on” approach to her involvement with each program MACC offers. Beller has been not only generous with her talents but her time as well. She is continuously present for planning and marketing meetings and enthusiastically takes the helm of several committees involved in the development of MACC programs. Beller is ever present at the Film Festival and JAAMM author lectures and concerts and regularly attends Singer Gallery art openings and Wolf Theatre Academy presentations. “The DJFF is delighted and pleased to have Ellen as the 2010 recipient of our Cultural Achievement award. She has worked very hard to make the Denver Jewish Film Festival one of the top festivals in the country,” says Haber. Ellen Beller has brought a spirit and excitement to the Denver Jewish Film Festival and MACC as a whole. We look forward to honoring her at the 2010 Festival Opening Night Gala on February 11.


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October 02


Sunday Chai Chairs Reception, following Judy & David concert at 4:30 p.m., Philips Social Hall, (303)316-6336

Friday Last Day Chotin Family Outdoor Pool open Erev Sukkot, JCC, MACC, S&F, Tennis closed at 6 p.m.


Tuesday Adult Services Thanksgiving Luncheon, Social Hall, 11:45—


Saturday: Sukkot Closed: JCC and MACC S&F and Tennis Centers



1:30 p.m., (303) 316-6359.


Sunday: Sukkot

MACC Art Student and Faculty Annual Pottery Sale, Boettcher Lobby, 9 a.m.—6 p.m., (303) 316-6360

Closed: JCC and MACC Open: S&F and Tennis, normal hours

Spittin’ Image: 10 Artists Consider Their Children, Singer Gallery, Opening Reception 3—6 p.m., (303) 316-6360

Friday: Erev Shemini Atzeret


JCC, MACC, S&F, Tennis closed at 6 p.m.


MACC Art Student and Faculty Annual Pottery Sale, Boettcher Lobby, 9 a.m.—6 p.m., (303) 316-6360




Tuesday Flu Shots, Social Hall, 12:30—1:30 p.m., (303) 316-6359.

November 02

4 p.m., (303) 316-6359.

Thursday AARP Refresher Driving Course, 12:30—4:30 p.m., (303) 316-6359.


Sunday Adult Services 2nd Annual Craft Fair, Rabb Lobby, 9 a.m.—

AARP Refresher Driving Course, 12:30—4:30 p.m., (303) 316-6359.


Thurdsay: Thanksgiving Closed: JCC and MACC S&F and Tennis: 7 a.m.—3 p.m.

Dog Day Afternoon, Chotin Family Outdoor Pool, 11 a.m.— 3 p.m, Contact Lisa Tanguma at (303) 316-6300.


Tuesday MACC Art Student and Faculty Annual Pottery Sale, Boettcher Lobby, 9 a.m.—6 p.m., (303) 316-6360

Sunday: Simchat Torah Closed: JCC and MACC Open: S&F and Tennis, normal hours



Saturday: Shemini Atzeret Closed: JCC, MACC, S&F, Tennis



December 03

Fall Musical Opening Night: Fiddler on the Roof, Shwayder Theatre, 7 p.m., (303) 316-6360


Calendar Oct.—Dec.

Saturday Fall Musical: Fiddler on the Roof, Shwayder Theatre, 8 p.m.,

Monday JCC Annual Dinner, 5:30 p.m., The Donald R. Seawell Grand Ballroom, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis. Contact Kathy Boyle at (303) 316-6302 for more information


(303) 316-6360


Sunday Fall Musical: Fiddler on the Roof, Shwayder Theatre, 2 p.m., (303) 316-6360


Thursday Fall Musical: Fiddler on the Roof, Shwayder Theatre, 7 p.m., (303) 316-6360


Staff Directory

Friday Fall Musical School Performance: Fiddler on the Roof, Shwayder Theatre, 10 a.m., (303) 316-6360


Saturday Fall Musical: Fiddler on the Roof, Shwayder Theatre, 8 p.m.,

MACC (303) 316-6360



Fall Musical Closing: Fiddler on the Roof, Shwayder Theatre, 2 p.m., (303) 316-6360


Saturday: Christmas

JCC & Sports & Fitness Center Monday–Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:30 a.m.–10 p.m. Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:30 a.m.–7 p.m. Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–7 p.m. Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 a.m.–7 p.m.

Friday: New Year’s Eve JCC, MACC, S&F closed at 6 p.m. Tennis: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Staff Directory

Assistant Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (303) 316-6319 Box Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (303) 316-6360 Class Registrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (303) 316-6386 Education Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (303) 316-6319 Executive Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (303) 316-6363 Facility Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (303) 316-6386 Gallery Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (303) 316-6387 MACC Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (303) 316-6373 Administrative Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (303) 316-6362

JCC Hours

Closed: JCC and MACC S&F and Tennis: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.



Rose & Robyn Loup Child Care Center


Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center Camp and Youth Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (303) 316-6392 Child Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (303) 316-6301 Early Childhood Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (303) 316-6377 Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (303) 316-6354 Food Service/Catering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (303) 316-6375 Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (303) 316-6353 JCC Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (303) 316-6302 S&F Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (303) 316-6308 Ranch Camp Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (303) 316-6384 Senior Dept. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (303) 316-6358 Family Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (303) 316-6336

Sports & Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (303) 316-6300 Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (303) 316-6380 Program Registrar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (303) 316-6307

Monday–Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Friday & Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Nursery Monday–Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Tennis Center Sunday–Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 a.m.–10:30 p.m. Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–10:30 p.m.

Goldstein Indoor Pool General Hours* Monday–Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:30 a.m.–9:30 p.m. Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–5:30 p.m. Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m.


*Detailed pool schedules are available at the S&F information board.

MACC Hours

MACC Administrative & Box Office Monday–Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 a.m.–5 p.m. MACC box office opens one hour before performances.

Singer Gallery Monday–Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–4 p.m.

Calendar Oct.—Dec.

In Brief

News Briefs from Around the JCC

Staff News This past September marked the 10th anniversary of Pilates Coordinator and Fitness Trainer Lisa Tanguma. Around the Sports and Fitness Center Lisa’s classes are legendary. She teaches everything from Pilates to Lo Impact to Spinning and is known for her tough fitness classes where students can expect to be pushed to do their very best. Often times you might hear students waiting to enter Lisa’s Fitness Fusion class making comments of dread but each week these same students faithfully return. Lisa’s giving spirit, energy and dedication to fitness are what she’s known for but to many she’s a friend and to all, an inspiration. The JCC appreciates Lisa’s 10 years of service and looks forward to many more…Executive Director, Stuart Raynor; Marketing Director, Janice Silver; Early Education Director, Caron Blanke; Facility Management Director, Duane Marsh; and Assistant Executive Director, Michael Rudnick traveled to San Francisco for the 2009 JCC Maccabi Games this past August. This trip enabled them to see exactly how San Francisco ran the program, coordinated the volunteers and how the San Francisco JCC functioned as a whole during the games. All came back with a better sense of what will need to be done in order to prepare for this huge but exciting undertaking…Congratulations to Steve Wilson, MACC’s executive artistic director and executive artistic director to PHAMALY for successful directing PHAMALY’s production of Man of La Mancha. Marking the 20th anniversary of the Physically Handicapped Actors and Musical Artists League, Man of La Mancha was met with much critical praise as well as admiration by all who were lucky enough to see it…Many kind, new faces can be seen around the JCC as the preschool staff has hired 16 new teachers for the 2009/2010


In Brief

school year. New teachers include Rachel Cram, Marnie Cedillos, Jennifer Dworkin, Shanna Kletzky, Natalia Sarmiento, Leah Thappa, Thomas Bilous, Pete Renyer, Adina Steen, Kylee Tamlin, Leah Thappa, Jennifer Villarreal, Smitty Wallace, Sarah Winter, Jenny Weiss and Elise Zackroff. Congratulations to former ECC teacher, Stephanie Martin, who is now a part of the ECC ad-

Sports & Fitness Trainer Lisa Tanguma trains a client as he prepares to enter the Navy.

ministrative staff. Stephanie will work as the infant and toddler coordinator. …Huge kudos to Nate Bloom, son of MACC Assistant Director Roberta Bloom, who has been selected as a finalist in the National Young Scientists Challege through the Discovery Channel. Nate will travel with nine other finalists from across the country to New York where he will compete in early October. Congratulations to Nate on his big success. Your MACC and JCC family wish you luck! …

Facility News Another successful summer ended in August and the marks of happy campers, art students and tiny thespians could be seen

throughout the building. Many rooms were transformed into temporary cabins and meeting spaces to accommodate the overflow of playing children. But no worries, all was easily cleaned up, repaired and returned to its normal condition by Building Engineer, Maks Leukomovich and Maintenance Director, Duane Marsh. Thanks Maks and Duane…ECC’s Friday Shabbat Sing sessions will now be held at 9:30 a.m. instead of 11 a.m. on Fridays in order to accommodate parents who wish to join the Friday morning tradition…Adult Services will offer flu shots for members Oct. 20 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. AARP senior refresher driving courses will be held on Oct. 14 and Oct. 15 from 12:30–4:30 p.m. Seniors taking both sessions may qualify for a deduction on car insurance. For more details about either of these programs please contact Lil Shaw at (303) 316-6359…Web Designer Michelle Norton has once again completed a complete redesign of the MACC website. Check out our fresh, new look at The website has been designed to work in all browsers but we suggest using Firefox or Explorer 8 for the best experience… Family Programs is going south for the winter! In the last couple of years we’ve started to notice the growth of a younger Jewish population a bit farther south of the traditional Denver Jewish hub. Areas such as Centennial, Englewood and DTC are blossoming with these new Jewish families. Family programs will bring some of its most popular programs closer to this area so that our southern community can enjoy the same great programming offered to our closer JCC members. Call Jill Katchen at (303) 316-6336 for more details and be sure to tell one of your southern friends!

Please note that the list below reflects donations made as of Aug. 18, 2009. Foundations & Corporations Harold Grinspoon Foundation Rose Community Foundation Jay and Rose Phillips Foundation Target, Inc. Strear Farm Company, Inc. Daniel and Janet Mordecai Foundation Mile High United Way JCC Annual Dinner Gary and Donna Antonoff Jan Bernstein Erin Crane Dan Gacnick Bob Hibbard David Ickovic David and Nancy Naiman Kaufman Kathleen and Rob Klugman Andrew Miller Robinson Management LLC Carol and Irwin Wagner David Wolf Gary Yourtz Pilates Studio At LAC David Bailey F. Charles Froelicher Rose Lang JCC Maccabi Games Paul Soifer Ranch Camp Alan B Farber Fund Stanley Farber Lori and John Spanbauer In Memory of Dorothy Goldberg Freda and Shep Waldman Speedy recovery of Jack Zerobnick Binstock Scholarship Fund Richard Hayes

PeterPress Celebrate Family! Sponsors and Exhibitors Memory Magic & More, LLC Little Monkey Bizness Mile Chai Chubby Cheeks Callen Chiropractic Limmud Colorado The Jewish Experience/YTC Allied Jewish Federation Judiasm In the foothills Denver Community Kollel Bais Menachem Neil Rosenfeld A Wild Smile Chicken Soup, LLC Solem,Mack & Steinhoff, P.C. Day Camp Scholarships Dan Gordon Colorado Childcare Credit Contributions Lee Alpert Larry Ansell In Memory of Nate Feld Robert Baumgarten Martin Bloch Herschel Cravitz Brad Friedman Bernard Gerson Judy Goldberg In Memory of Jack Goldman Rabbi Daniel Goldberger Neil Goldblatt Sarah and Neil Goldblatt In Memory of - Rosie Versman, Muriel Klein Rabstein, Alan Silverman and Ozzie Malek and Barry Tenenbaum. In Honor of Jack and Celeste Grynberg’s anniversary Harold Grueskin Barbie and Bob Guttsmann

In Honor of Bob Loup's 80th Birthday Ryan Kramer In Honor of Sam Boscoe’s Bar Mitzvah Rona Levin Gary and Connie Levine In Memory of Freida Slatkin Steven List Bob Loup In Memory of Nate and Gary Feld, Zelda Gutman, Michael Rozell’s father. In Celebration of Sylvia Ginsburg’s 100th Birthday Phyllis and Paul Marcus Speedy recovery of Marian Gelfand Donald Oberfeld Joyce Oberfeld Yana Profilet Trina Reisch Arthur Rosen Irene Rosen Michael Rudnick In Honor of Bob Loup’s 80th Birthday Roberta Sanders In Honor of Mark Zalkin’s Birthday Jack Schaffer Geraldine Spear In Memory of Vickie LaPerriere Colly Schulman Litamae Sher William Silvers Sherri Somers Rosalie Wagner In Honor of Bob Loup’s 80th Birthday Speedy recovery of Jack Zerobnick Thelma Teitelbaum Rosi Wahl Ahron Wasserman Amy Winterfeld Carol and Irwin Wagner In Memory of Barry Tenenbaum In Honor of Dr. Kathy Kimmel

Sue and Harold Cohen In Memory of Jack Goldman Howard and Sherrie Zeppelin In Honor of Mark Zalkin’s Birthday Early Childhood Center Paul and JoAnn Gillis Jason Sindler Gary Yourtz PPJ Library- PJ Roslyn Grueskin MACC Contributions Daniel and Janet Mordecai Foundation Children’s Theater Kathy Hankin JAAMMFest Jay Brown Litamae Sher Carol Wagner In Memory of Ozzie Malek Larry and Jodi Ansell Beryl Brasch Lisa Culhane Bebe Epstein and Charles Selsberg Lisa Farber Miller and David Miller Irwin and Muriel Fishman Ron and Joyce Fishman Katie and Alan Fox Ben and Robyn Friedman Louis Gelfand Sam Gelfand Bill and Bei Lee Gold Will and Sheri Gold Randy and Carol Heller Bruce and Florrie Katchen John Koslosky Bob and Robyn Loup Linda Mattei Larry and Carol Mizel Buzz and Nancy Neusteter Katy Neusteter and Thad Kurowski

Frank Schneider The Seff Family Alan and Terry Seiver Lou and Lori Sigman Marlynn and Joe Silver Abe Wagner Rosalie Wagner Stephen Winber Sandra and Herbert Wittow JCC Ozzie Malek Annual Poker Tournament Ellen Beller Bob Hibbard Lee Mendel Harry Pliskin JCC Ranch Camp Stephen Elken Sam Price Family Foundation Joshua Ginsberg-Margo Lee and Herb Hatch In Honor of Ralph Goodman’s 80th Birthday Steven List Arden Singer Jeff Sippel Irwin Wagner Sandy Walker Senior Programs and Services Celia Cohn Celia Feder Harold and Sue Cohen

Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit The Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit was established to promote childcare activities statewide. Because many donations to the JCC qualify for the Colorado Child Care Credit, you get back directly 50-percent of your donation in the form of a tax credit on your 2008 Colorado income tax return. In addition, you can still deduct your contribution on your state and federal returns. This credit is available until 2010. Estimates of Tax Savings* Cash Donation Colorado State Income Tax Credit Colorado State Income Tax Deduction @ 4.63% Federal Income Tax Deduction @ 35% After Tax Cost with Federal 35% Rate

$600 ($300) ($28) ($95) $177

$1,000 ($500) ($46) ($159) $295

$3,000 ($1,500) ($139) ($476) $885

$5,000 ($2,500) ($232) ($794) $1,475

$10,000 ($5,000) ($463) ($1,588) $2,949

$15,000 ($7,500) ($695) ($2,382) $4,424

$25,000 ($12,500) ($1,158) ($3,970) $7,373

* This is an example only. Please contact your tax advisor for more information.



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