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VOL 1, ISSUE 4

I YAR – SIVAN 5772

M AY

Chai lights

2012

VOL 1, ISSUE 4

I YAR – SI VAN 5772

M AY

Chai lights

a monthly publication of the JCC Family Programs department

2012

a monthly publication of the JCC Family Programs department

Mahj, Moms and Margaritas!

Family Programs on the Road:

Mahj, Moms and Margaritas!

Family Programs on the Road:

Tuesday, May 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Location: JCC Social Hall $36/JCC members; $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. 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.Proceeds from this event benefit JCC Family Programs.

Thursday, May 31, 10 a.m. - Noon Mordecai Children’s Garden at the Denver Botanic Gardens Cost: $10.50/adults; $8/seniors; $7.50/children ages 3-15; 2 and under FREE (Group rates apply if we have more than 10 people registered). Members may also get in free with their membership cards. Moms, dads, grandparents and nannies are invited to bring their children and explore the amazing, new Mordecai Children’s Garden with the JCC. We will meet on the top level of the parking structure off of York Street. Please bring snacks for the kids and extra clothes in case they get a little wet!

Tuesday, May 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Location: JCC Social Hall $36/JCC members; $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. 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.Proceeds from this event benefit JCC Family Programs.

Thursday, May 31, 10 a.m. - Noon Mordecai Children’s Garden at the Denver Botanic Gardens Cost: $10.50/adults; $8/seniors; $7.50/children ages 3-15; 2 and under FREE (Group rates apply if we have more than 10 people registered). Members may also get in free with their membership cards. Moms, dads, grandparents and nannies are invited to bring their children and explore the amazing, new Mordecai Children’s Garden with the JCC. We will meet on the top level of the parking structure off of York Street. Please bring snacks for the kids and extra clothes in case they get a little wet!

Money Matters Tuesday, May 15, 3:30 – 5 p.m. Young Americans Bank (3550 E. First Ave., Denver, CO 80206) Cost: $5/child; advance registration required As the school year comes to an end, and the ice cream tuck starts rolling around town,this is the perfect time for children to start learning about saving their nickels and dimes. Please join Shalom Family for a bank tour,a lesson on savings,and the opportunity to set up your own bank account. Program designed for 4-5 year old children and their parents. Please bring parent ID and child’s social security number to set up bank accounts.

Sunday, June 3, 10 a.m. –Noon JCC Cost: $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.

Jewish Baby University Summer 2012: July 8, 16, 22, 27 and 30

Celebrate Family! Sunday, May 20, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. JCC Parking Lot Cost: FREE! Join the JCC and hundreds of 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,indoor laser tag,moon bounce,face painting,balloon artists,music and more! We are continuing the Bike Swap this year—you can donate bikes your children have outgrown and/or purchase a‘new to you’ bike at the festival.

Sibling Prep Class

!

New this year— VIP Family Package for $50- available presale only! Visit www.jccdenver.org/celebratefamily for details and to purchase. MazelTot discounts available to those who qualify.

$165/couple Rose Medical Center and the JCC Designed for expectant parents, this innovative program combines childbirth education with an exploration of the Jewish traditions and rituals connected with pregnancy, birth and parenting. Instructors Rabbi Jeffrey Kaye (Judaic) and Sue Geissler (prepared childbirth),lead this program created by the Colorado Agency for Jewish Education and co-sponsored by the JCC and Rose Medical Center.Participants will also join the Boot Camp for New Dads and Miracles and Mayhem classes to discuss the anticipated post-partum experience,communication skills, parental expectations and changing identities.JBU Plus includes: Breastfeeding, Baby Safe & ABCs of Financial Planning also available.

Parent/Tot Summer Move and Learn classes will run June 10 – Aug. 10. See reverse 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

Money Matters Tuesday, May 15, 3:30 – 5 p.m. Young Americans Bank (3550 E. First Ave., Denver, CO 80206) Cost: $5/child; advance registration required As the school year comes to an end, and the ice cream tuck starts rolling around town,this is the perfect time for children to start learning about saving their nickels and dimes. Please join Shalom Family for a bank tour,a lesson on savings,and the opportunity to set up your own bank account. Program designed for 4-5 year old children and their parents. Please bring parent ID and child’s social security number to set up bank accounts.

Sunday, June 3, 10 a.m. –Noon JCC Cost: $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.

Jewish Baby University Summer 2012: July 8, 16, 22, 27 and 30

Celebrate Family! Sunday, May 20, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. JCC Parking Lot Cost: FREE! Join the JCC and hundreds of 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,indoor laser tag,moon bounce,face painting,balloon artists,music and more! We are continuing the Bike Swap this year—you can donate bikes your children have outgrown and/or purchase a‘new to you’ bike at the festival.

Sibling Prep Class

!

New this year— VIP Family Package for $50- available presale only! Visit www.jccdenver.org/celebratefamily for details and to purchase. MazelTot discounts available to those who qualify.

$165/couple Rose Medical Center and the JCC Designed for expectant parents, this innovative program combines childbirth education with an exploration of the Jewish traditions and rituals connected with pregnancy, birth and parenting. Instructors Rabbi Jeffrey Kaye (Judaic) and Sue Geissler (prepared childbirth),lead this program created by the Colorado Agency for Jewish Education and co-sponsored by the JCC and Rose Medical Center.Participants will also join the Boot Camp for New Dads and Miracles and Mayhem classes to discuss the anticipated post-partum experience,communication skills, parental expectations and changing identities.JBU Plus includes: Breastfeeding, Baby Safe & ABCs of Financial Planning also available.

Parent/Tot Summer Move and Learn classes will run June 10 – Aug. 10. See reverse 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


Shalom Baby Move & Learn Classes

Shalom Baby Move & Learn Classes

June • August 2012

June • August 2012

Sunday

Babies

Monday

Tuesday

Yoga Babies 11—11:45 a.m.

Wednesday

Thursday

Infant Massage/ Post-natal Yoga 12:30—1:30 p.m.

Boogie Babies 11:30 a.m.—12:15 p.m.

8 weeks— pre-crawling

Toddlers

Mini Tumbling 10—10:45 a.m.

Mini Tumbling 10:30 a.m.—11:15 a.m.

Jammin’ Tots 9:30—10:15 a.m.

Crawling—17 months

Toddlers 18 months—3 years

Mixed-Age Newborn—4 years

Pre-School 3—5 years

Kinder Kixx 10:30—11:15 a.m. (2—3 years)

Rise & Shine Mixed–Age Music 9:15—10 a.m.

Maxi Tumbling 9:30—10:15 a.m.

Artistic Tots (17—36 mo.) 9:30—10:15 a.m. or 10:45—11:30 a.m.

PJ Jammin’ Tots 6—6:45 p.m.

Friday

Mini Tumbling 9:30 a.m.—10:15 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.—12:15 p.m.

Maxi Tumbling 10:30—11:15 a.m.

(Sign up through the Sports and Fitness Center)

Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center 350 S. Dahlia St. Denver, CO 80246-8102

Babies

Tuesday

Yoga Babies 11—11:45 a.m.

Sticky Fingers Cooking (2–3yrs) 10—11 a.m.

Mixed-Age Music 10:30—11:15 a.m.

Toddlers 18 months—3 years

Mixed-Age Newborn—4 years

Pre-School 3—5 years

Stroller Bootcamp 8—9 a.m.

Wednesday

Thursday

Mini Tumbling 10—10:45 a.m.

Mini Tumbling 10:30 a.m.—11:15 a.m.

Kinder Kixx 10:30—11:15 a.m. (2—3 years)

Maxi Tumbling 9:30—10:15 a.m.

Jammin’ Tots 9:30—10:15 a.m.

Rise & Shine Mixed–Age Music 9:15—10 a.m.

Artistic Tots (17—36 mo.) 9:30—10:15 a.m. or 10:45—11:30 a.m.

PJ Jammin’ Tots 6—6:45 p.m.

Friday Infant Massage/ Post-natal Yoga 12:30—1:30 p.m.

Boogie Babies 11:30 a.m.—12:15 p.m.

Crawling—17 months

Poolside Playdates 10—11:30 a.m.

Stroller Bootcamp 9:30—10:30 a.m.

Monday

8 weeks— pre-crawling

Toddlers

Kinder Kixx Soccer 11:30 a.m—12:15 p.m. (4—5 years)

Moms/Infants

Sunday

Mini Tumbling 9:30 a.m.—10:15 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.—12:15 p.m.

Maxi Tumbling 10:30—11:15 a.m.

Sticky Fingers Cooking (2–3yrs) 10—11 a.m.

Mixed-Age Music 10:30—11:15 a.m. Poolside Playdates 10—11:30 a.m.

Kinder Kixx Soccer 11:30 a.m—12:15 p.m. (4—5 years)

Moms/Infants (Sign up through the Sports and Fitness Center)

Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center 350 S. Dahlia St. Denver, CO 80246-8102

Stroller Bootcamp 9:30—10:30 a.m.

Stroller Bootcamp 8—9 a.m.

May 2012 Chai-Lights  

May 2012 Chai-Lights

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