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Published three times a year by the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center

350 South Dahlia Street • Denver, CO 80246 • (303) 316-6319 •

T e e n F a ll Progr ams 2011 Overnights and Events

Girls Only Programming

Ranch Camp Style Shabbat Dinner

Taste of Rosh Hodesh

Sept. 9, 7—9 p.m. $15/person JCC

Grades 6—8, Girls and their moms Aug. 29, 6—8 p.m. FREE JCC

Join us for an end of summer Ranch Camp style Shabbat! Enjoy a Ranch Camp style Friday evening service, dinner and even Israeli dancing!

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

Ranch Camp Shabbaton Grades 6—8 Nov. 4—6, Friday, 4 p.m.—Sunday, Noon $100/person JCC Ranch Camp

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

Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girls Thing Grades 6—8 Sept. 18, Oct. 30, Nov. 20, Dec. 18, Jan. 29, Feb. 26, Mar. 18, Apr. 29, May 20 Sundays, 4—6 p.m. $72/person JCC

Didn’t get enough of camp while you were there for the summer? Join us for the first ever JCC Ranch Camp Shabbaton as we head back for a weekend filled with adventure and fun!

Community Service/Tikkun Olam

Finals Study Night at the JCC

Teens Give Back

Dec. 11, 5—9 p.m. FREE JCC

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

Need a place for your study group? Instead of cramming around the kitchen table, come to the JCC to study for your finals. There will be volunteers with expertise in various subject matters on hand in order to answer your questions. Additionally, relax for a few minutes as you enjoy a chair massage and some freshly baked brownies!

Middle School Programming

Need to meet a service-learning requirement? Come and earn 48 servicelearning hours this year. We will match you with a volunteer organization where you will pledge to volunteer one hour per week, totaling 36 hours throughout the year. Every first Thursday of the month, we will have group meetings where we will unpack our experience, learn more about community service and larger world issues. Guest speakers will join us and dinner will be served at each meeting.

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

Sept. 2 — Recycle Clothing (Revive an old handbag or jewelry by giving it some new flare) Sept. 9, 16, 23 — High Holiday Cooking (Prepare some great holiday classics) Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18 — Bowl Making for Empty Bowls Project (Craft handmade bowls that will be used in a fundraiser for the homeless before Thanksgiving) Dec. 2, 9, 16 — Hanukkah Social Action Project (Give back to those in need during the holiday season)

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

Teen Arts and Culture




Teen Pottery Class

Oct. 9 7—10 p.m. $45/person Denver Center for the Performing Arts

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

Wolf Company Players Improv Troupe Grades 6–12 Mondays, Sept. 12–Nov. 21, 6:30–8:30 p.m. (No class Oct. 31) Presentation: Monday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. (following one hour of rehearsal) Pluss Theatre $164/JCC Member, $195/Guest Instructor: Kelly McAllister If you are already funny or want to learn how to be funnier, then this class is for you! Charge your creative skills as we explore the amazing art of improvisation. This class will build creative and performance techniques and strengthen ensemble skills as actors learn improvisation techniques. Beginning with improv games and exercises, students will expand their imaginative skills as they shape and create their own material into a presentation. It all culminates in a workshop evening of comedy for friends and family in the Pluss Theatre on Monday, Nov. 21.

Fall Musical Production Pippin Grades 6–12 Pluss Theatre Tuition: JCC Member, $400/guest, $480 (due after audition and casting) Director: TBD Preliminary Auditions: Sunday, Sept. 18, from 4—8 p.m. Callback Audition: Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 5—9 p.m. General Rehearsal Dates: Sept. 25—Dec. 11 (Generally Monday & Tuesdays evenings; Sunday daytime & evening; selected Wednesdays) Performance Dates: Dec. 1—11 Pippin A group of players have some “magic to do” as they conjure a timeless tale loosely set in Medieval France during the reign of King Charlemagne the Great. The King’s son, young prince Pippin, longs to discover the secret of true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father). In the end, he experiences his way to the answer, which he finds in the simple pleasures of home and family. This hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale captivated Broadway audiences and continues to appeal to the young at heart everywhere. *To sign up for an audition, call (303) 316-6360. For the full rehearsal schedule, descriptions and audition information please see the JCC/MACC Fall Activity Guide page 33–34.

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

West Side Story Dec. 18 or 21 1:30—6 p.m. $45/person Denver Center for the Performing Arts Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to twentieth century New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

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

2012 JCC Maccabi Games and Artsfest Aug. 5—10, 2012 Location: TBD Cost: Please check website for the most up-to-date information Ages 13—16 (Age as of July 31, 2012) Registration opens: Nov. 1, 2011 Maccabi Tryouts Dates Nov. 6 & 13, 2011 Please check website closer to the date for specific team sport tryout times.

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Questions? Contact Jamie Skog at (303) 316-6319 or

Calling all High ! s r o i n e S l o o h c S into the college of your Make the process of getting the Maccabi Teen Network for choice easy! Join the JCC rams: following College Prep Prog

Student and Parent Panel

Kaplan ACT Prep Course

(For high school seniors) Date: Sept. 7 Rescheduled! Time: 6—8 p.m. Price: FREE Location: JCC

Dates: September 11- October 11 Times: Sunday Afternoons (Sept. 9, 25, Oct. 9, 16), 1-5 p.m. Tuesday Evenings (Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18), 6-9 p.m. Price: $499 Location: JCC

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

Want to improve your ACT score before submitting your college application? Join us for the Kaplan ACT Prep Course and brush up on your test-taking skills and course knowledge.

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

Practice Kaplan ACT Class Date: August 28 Time: 10 a.m.—2 p.m. Price: FREE Location: JCC

Students planning on applying by the early application deadline

Take a free practice ACT offered by Kaplan Test Services! Get an idea of how you will score on the test so you know exactly what subjects and skills to study.

Date: September 25 Time: 1-5 p.m. Cost: $20 Students planning on applying by the regular application deadline

Date: November 13 Time: 1-5 p.m. Cost: $20 maccabi teen network

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R E D A E L A E B : S N TEE ! Y T I N U M M O C R I N YO U The JCC Maccabi Teen Network has several fantastic leadership opportunities for you to plan the events and programs for your peers. Register now for one or all of these amazing opportunities to further your leadership skills!

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Teen Leadership Retreat August 27-28, 2011

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

JCC Maccabi Teen Fellowship Apply to become part of the JCC Maccabi Teen Fellowship. By participating in the program you will be eligible to receive a stipend towards a variety of JCC Teen Programs and amazing leadership growth opportunities.Teens involved in the fellowship will choose a focus and then be involved in planning programming in this area. Four focus areas include: Health and Fitness,Arts and Culture, Community Service and Israel. The group will have leadership meetings on the first Tuesday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. Applications will be available late August and are due September 25. Teens interested in the Fellowship are encouraged to attend the Teen Leadership Retreat (Aug. 27-28).

Shabbaton Planning Committee This year, Ranch Camp will host the first ever Middle School Shabbaton. This will be an amazing leadership opportunity for high school students to plan and run this weekend. We will meet weekly leading up to the program in order to plan and organize this event for middle school tweens. During the weekend you will be leading the programming and working with the middle school tweens. This will be a great skill-builder, so join in the fun! Meeting Dates: Mondays, Sept. 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Meeting Time: 6-7:30 p.m. Shabbaton Nov. 4—6

For more information on the JCC Maccabi Teen Network leadership opportunities contact Jamie at, (303) 316-6319 or visit Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center • 350 South Dahlia Street • Denver, CO 80246 •

Teen and T een FFall all Health Health a nd Fitness Fitness



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Winter Sports Teen Conditioning Course

Sept. 5, 9:30—11:30 a.m. $15/person JCC

Sept. 13—Oct. 11 Tuesdays, 6—7 p.m. $30/five-week session JCC Gym

Come challenge yourself! Compete in a teen triathlon in and around the JCC. While this might not be an Ironman, you will feel accomplished when you complete this race. Starting at the JCC, you will swim for 500 yards (40 laps), followed by an eight mile bike ride and one mile run.

Calling all winter athletes! Make sure you are ready for your winter sport tryouts. Join us for this five-week sports conditioning course. You will increase your cardiovascular endurance to ensure you are able to put your best foot forward at tryouts.

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

Teen Yoga Sept. 19—Oct. 17 Mondays, 5:15—6:15 p.m. $30/five-week session Yoga Studio Melt your frustration away as you relax and center yourself. Come spend an hour in our teen yoga class.

Basketball Skills Workshop Hip Hop Course

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

Dodgeball Tournament Dec. 25, 1—4 p.m. $20/team JCC Gym

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

Spinning Course

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

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

Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center • 350 South Dahlia Street • Denver, CO 80246 •

Join in the fun of the JCC MACCABI TEEN Network!

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Check Out the NEW JCC Maccabi Teen Network!

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

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Jamie Skog Teen Coordinator or (303) 316-6391

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

2011 Teen Fall Fun Guide  

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