OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2019 TISHREI CHESHVAN 5780
THE ANN KATZ FESTIVAL OF BOOKS & ARTS
OCT 23 - NOV 13
Building Kehilla (Community)
L’Shanah Tovah and Todah! Happy New Year! This year, the celebration of the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashana) falls on Sep 30 and Oct 1, right around when you’re reading this. I want to wish all of you a happy and sweet 5780 and to especially thank all the J Funders for helping to close out 5779 with our Hand in Hand campaign, which benefitted the
OCT NOV 2019 TISHREI CHESHVAN 5780 ARTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 AQUATICS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
COVER STORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
DANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
DEVELOPMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 EARLY CHILDHOOD . . . . . . . . . . . . .
HIGH HOLIDAYS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 HOURS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 LETTER FROM CEO . . . . . . . . . . . . .
more than 65 individuals and families who receive JCC scholarships
MEMBERSHIP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
for early childhood, afterschool care, camp, swim lessons and
PERSONAL SERVICES. . . . . . . . . . . 23
membership. (See page 19 for a recap.)
SCHOOL AGE & BBYO . . . . . . . . . . .
As you may know, donations represent approximately 3% of the J’s revenue. Contributions from United Way and the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis represent approximately 42%,
SPORTS & LEAGUES . . . . . . . . . . . 10
TENNIS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
TINY HOUSE ROADSHOW. . . . . . . 14
with the remaining 65% coming from program fees (40%) and
membership dues (25%). As a J Funder, your decision to contribute
to the Hand in Hand campaign, pay it forward and invest in our J allowed us to bring in about $70,000, which will help ensure our J is accessible to all. I also want to thank the donors who provided the funds to create a matching pool for this campaign, doubling all donations from the 150+ individuals who participated. Special thanks to campaign chair Chelsea Cantu and lay leader Gigi Marks Felsher for their leadership
Arthur M. Glick JCC Association of Indianapolis, Inc. 6701 Hoover Road Indianapolis, IN 46260 Brian Modiano President
Hanna Fogel Content Creator & Editor
Eric H. Koehler CEO
Aaron Drown Design Design/Layout
Lisa Waite Director of Marketing
on the campaign, and to the families who let us share their stories. לשנה טובה תכתב ותחתם L’shanah tovah tikatev v’techatem May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year,
The JCC Update is a bi-monthly publication of the Jewish Community Center Association of Indianapolis. Volume 24, Issue 5
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The JCC is a non-profit affiliated agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, Inc., The United Way of Central Indiana and the Jewish Community Centers Association of North America.
ECE teacher and parent Jordan Perry with daughter June
CE at the J is proud to maintain its Level 3 status in Paths to QUALITY™ (PTQ), Indiana’s statewide rating system for early care and education programs. Along with meeting health and safety standards and offering an environment that supports growth and development (including a consistent daily schedule and planned activities), a Level 3 rating means that ECE’s curriculum supports children’s learning and school readiness, they have made a significant investment in staff professional development and that family and staff input are incorporated into the ECE program. Aleph B (preschool) teacher Jordan Perry has a unique perspective on PTQ: Not only has she been a full-time ECE teacher for just over a year (and parttime for three years throughout college before that), but her daughter has been in the ECE program for the past year as well. Having gone through the PTQ process herself, Jordan knows that her daughter is in great hands. “I have felt extremely confident having her here, knowing her teachers are qualified and trained in their jobs,” she said. “It was critical to me that my daughter learns through play, and the J offers just that.” To prepare for this year’s PTQ visit, the teachers were provided with a checklist to help ready their classrooms and a list of possible interview questions, which allowed the teachers to feel comfortable in their answers. The PTQ representative then toured the classrooms, and they passed inspection with flying colors.
Jordan’s favorite thing about teaching at the J is the relationships she has built with her coworkers and all the ECE families, as well as seeing how much the children change over their time in the program. These values align perfectly with the PTQ criteria: The staff’s investment in the children, families and each other ensure that everyone’s voices are heard. Mazel tov to the entire ECE at the J team on this achievement!
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CONTACTS Erica Johnson Director of Early Childhood Education ejohnson@JCCindy.org | 317-715-9235 Abigail Sweeney Asst. Director of Early Childhood Education asweeney@JCCindy.org | 317-715-6987 J MAGAZINE / OCT NOV 2019
SCHOOL AGE (K–5) ASC SCHOOL’S OUT DAYS $83 / $65 M per day (7 am–6 pm) JCC closes at 3 pm on Tue, Oct 8 for Erev Yom Kippur. No School’s Out Days on Wed, Oct 9; Mon, Oct 14; or Thu–Fri, Nov 28–29 (Closed for Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Thanksgiving respectively) FALL BREAK Mon, Oct 7: Field trip to Stuckey Farms (Please dress accordingly) Tue, Oct 8: Day at the J Thu, Oct 10: Nature Hike at the J (Please dress accordingly) Fri, Oct 11: CrossFit Program at the J Tue, Oct 15: S.T.E.A.M. Stations at the J Wed, Oct 16: Pool Relays and Races at the J Thu, Oct 17: Field trip to Broad Ripple Park (Please dress accordingly) Fri, Oct 18: Candy Apples at the J
This year, every Thursday in ASC is STEM Thursday, featuring activities like creating balloon rockets. Concentrating on making theirs in the photos below are Cohen R., Micah G., Sydney S. and Brooks K.
ELECTION DAY Tue, Nov 5: Election Day at the J THANKSGIVING BREAK Mon, Nov 25 and Wed, Nov 27: Day at the J Tue, Nov 26: Face Painter/Carnival Day at the J WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP EARLY RELEASE DAY Thu, Nov 21: The J will be ready and waiting, for no extra charge! SATURDAY NIGHT LOCK-IN
JCC Goes to the Movies! Sat, Nov 9, 5:30 pm– Sun, Nov 10, 8:30 am $83 / $65 M Meet at the J, take a field trip to see Arctic Dogs in theaters, then come back to the J for an overnight!
SCHOOL AGE CONTACTS Kyle Riege Director of School Age Programs kriege@JCCindy.org | 317-475-4438 Caitlyn Mills Director of CampJCC cmills@JCCindy.org | 317-715-9254 4
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Contact Kyle or Caitlyn or visit JCCindy.org/k-5 for more information on ASC, upcoming programs or how to register.
Meet Ethan Cohen Ethan is Indy’s new BBYO City Director! Housed at the J, BBYO is the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences through its network of hundreds of chapters across North America and in 50 countries around the world. Ethan is a native Hoosier who recently graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in December 2018. Before attending IU, he served as B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO) Chapter President in Dayton, Ohio. Ethan’s a big sports fan — especially the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Cubs, Butler basketball and everything IU — and he also coaches youth basketball. Ethan can be reached at 317-532-5996 or ecohen@JCCindy.org.
FAVORITE TV SHOW
How I Met Your Mother
Don’t Put Me In, Coach by Mark Titus
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AQUATICS Group Swim Lessons* Classes limited to 6 participants and meet in the Backer Therapy Pool unless otherwise noted. No make-up classes or refunds due to participant absence. For more information and to register, visit JCCindy.org/youth-aquatics.
AGES 6–36 MONTHS
SAT, OCT 26–NOV 30 | 11–11:30 am SUN, OCT 27–DEC 1 | 11:30 am–Noon $90 / $66 M (6 classes)
Learn to Swim
BEGINNER I (AGES 3–4)
For children with little to no swim experience *WED, OCT 30–DEC 4 | 4–4:30 pm $75 | $55 M (5 classes) SAT, OCT 26–NOV 30 | 9–9:30 am SUN, OCT 27–DEC 1 | Noon–12:30 pm MON, OCT 28–DEC 2 | 4–4:30 pm $90 | $66 M (6 classes)
BEGINNER II (AGES 4–5)
For beginners who have some swim experience *WED, OCT 30–DEC 4 | 4–4:30 pm $75 | $55 M (5 classes) SAT, OCT 26–NOV 30 | 9:30–10 am SUN, OCT 27–DEC 1 | 12:30–1 pm MON, OCT 28–DEC 2 | 4–4:30 pm $90 | $66 M (6 classes)
INTERMEDIATE I (AGES 4–6)
For children who can swim a little on their own *WED, OCT 30–DEC 4 | 4:30–5 pm $75 | $55 M (5 classes) SAT, OCT 26–NOV 30 | 10–10:30 am SUN, OCT 27–DEC 1 | 1–1:30 pm MON, OCT 28–DEC 2 | 4:30–5 pm $90 | $66 M (6 classes)
INTERMEDIATE II (AGES 5–7)
For children who need little to no assistance *WED, OCT 30–DEC 4 | 4:30–5 pm $75 | $55 M (5 classes)
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SAT, OCT 26–NOV 30 | 10:30–11 am SUN, OCT 27–DEC 1 | 1:30–2 pm MON, OCT 28–DEC 2 | 4:30–5 pm $90 | $66 M (6 classes)
STROKE DEVELOPMENT (AGES 6+)
For independent swimmers not yet ready for swim team but able to work on developing strokes in a small group setting. Class meets in the Regenstrief Natatorium. SAT, OCT 26–NOV 30 | 11:30 am–Noon SUN, OCT 27–DEC 1 | 2–2:30 pm $90 | $66 M (6 classes) *No class Wed, Nov 27 (Thanksgiving)
Swim Team at the J Ages 5–15. Swim team at the J welcomes swimmers of all levels! Swimmers work on improving strokes and endurance while having fun. Must be able to swim at least 25 yards. LATE REGISTRATION TUE/THU, NOV 5–DEC 19 4:15-5 pm in the Regenstrief Natatorium $130.50 | $101.50 M (13 sessions) *No practice Thu, Nov 28 (Thanksgiving)
Private & Semi-Private Lessons The J offers private and semi-private swim lessons for ages 3–adult. All skill levels welcome.
Single half-hour session $35 | $25 M 10 half-hour sessions $300 | $200 M
Single half-hour session $40 | $35 M 10 half-hour sessions $350 | $300 M
(Thank You Very Much)
Thanks to United Way of Central Indiana for helping to cover the cost of painting and pool deck replacement in the Regenstrief Natatorium this summer (and allowing them to be
Rachel Horan Director of Aquatics rhoran@JCCindy.org | 317-715-9222
Contact Rachel to schedule a private lesson or visit JCCindy.org for more information.
delayed until that time), and to all the Jâ€™s swimmers for their patience as these repairs were completed. As you may remember, the indoor pool was closed last winter to replace the custom air-handling system and then to install a venting system. The pool was reopened before painting and replacing the deck had been completed; that work was done once the Cohen Outdoor Competition Pool became available for the summer. The Regenstrief Natatorium reopened once again at the end of August and, barring any unexpected circumstances, should remain open for the foreseeable future. Thank you again for your support and understanding! J MAGAZINE / OCT NOV 2019
Meet Alia Moore Alia has been a lifeguard at the J for four years and a swim instructor of three, but she has been a JCC member her entire life. She’s been swimming since she was three years old, taking lessons at the J. Her favorite stroke is the “screwdriver,” where you rotate from back to front. She loves working at the J because of all the new people she gets to meet. “We all come from different backgrounds and find a common ground, so work is always fun,” she said. For Alia, being a lifeguard is more than just a job. It was important to her to take American Red Cross lifeguarding courses because if she’s ever out and about and something happens, she’s prepared to jump in and help. “It’s security that you have the ability to help someone. For me that’s really important, because I love helping people.” When she’s not at the J, Alia likes to paint, do nail art, sing and hang out with friends.
The Whole U.S. Women’s Soccer Team
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FAVORITE FOOD FROM THE J CAFÉ
Pizza & challah bread
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
FAVORITE SONG TO LISTEN TO
“Wake Me Up” by Avicii
FAVORITE SONG TO SING
Italian Opera She won gold at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) competition!
Dianna Brewer (left) and Sharla Woods (right) share a laugh in Becky Carter’s Aquajoints class. Sharla, who’s been in Aquajoints since 2012, has the class written into her work contract because it is so beneficial for her joint health
Becky Carter leading Aquajoints
Lifeguarding (FULL COURSE)
THU–SUN, OCT 10–13 9:30 am–5:30 pm $225 Ages 15+. Learn to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatics emergencies and how to care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illness until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Participants must pass a precourse session that includes the following: 300-yard swim, 2 minutes treading water without the use of hands and 20-yard swim to retrieve a 10-lb brick, return with it to the wall and exit the pool within 100 seconds. On successful completion of the course, participants will receive an American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED. Attendance to all scheduled dates and times is required.
LEFT: From student Barbara Isenberg, “Aquajoints is perfect for someone with arthritis. The warm water actually makes exercise feel good.” RIGHT: Ray Waldman exercising in Becky Carter’s Aquajoints class
nstructor Becky Carter has been part of the Aquajoints program at the J since its beginning in 1979. At that time it was the only program of its kind in the state, so it made sense for her to make the 40-mile drive from her home to the J. After all these years, why does Becky continue to drive an hour each way every Tuesday and Thursday morning when programs closer to her have opened up? “The people,” she said. “Our classes become almost like family. We cheer each other on, share experiences and care about what is happening in each other’s lives.” Becky’s students couldn’t agree more. Much of that atmosphere, they say, is due to Becky herself. “Becky made me feel completely at ease and seemed genuinely interested in what led me to her class and my expectations. She has a great sense of humor and genuine concern for her students — she checks in with us when we miss several classes to see if we’re okay,” Sharla Woods said. Dianna Brewer added, “She greets everybody with a smile. I felt welcomed from the very first day.” Aquajoints classes are held in the Backer Therapy Pool, which is kept at a consistent 90° and has a hydraulic floor to adjust the water’s depth (never over four feet). Because the water supports much of the body’s weight, there is less stress on the joints, so exercise and movement are easier to do and much less painful than they might be on dry land. Becky herself has rheumatoid arthritis, so she can personally vouch for the benefits of Aquajoints. If you are dealing with joint pain or have had or need joint replacement surgery, Aquajoints might just be the class for you. J MAGAZINE / OCT NOV 2019
SPORTS & LEAGUES Karate for Kids
Instructor: Master Mike Marienthal. Additional $30 fee for students ready for end-of-session promotion test.
TUE, OCT 15 –NOV 19
TUE, OCT 15–DEC 17 $144 / $105 M (10 sessions)
Beginner (Ages 4–10) 4:15–5 pm
Tiny Tot Athletics
Advanced (Ages 7–13) 5–5:45 pm
3:30–4 pm $78 / $60 M (6 sessions)
Junior Pacers Basketball
Tiny Tots working on perfect burp ee form with Coach Anita
$128 / $99 M ($10 late fee after Oct 1) | 7 Sessions
Mighty Mites Division (Grades K-1) Jr. All Stars Division (Grades 2-3) GAMES Sun, Oct 27–Dec 15 | 3:30–4 pm (No game Nov 24)
All Stars Division (Grades 4-5) GAMES Once a week | Times TBD Practices start the week of Oct 20. Volunteer coaches determine weekday practice day/time.
Kids Yoga Located in the upstairs Pilates Reformer studio.
SAT, OCT 19–DEC 14
$148 / $105 M (8 sessions; no class Nov 30) Pele and Nesta Z. practice their boat pose. LEFT
Benjamin K. goes to work as Liron B. guards him. RIGHT Hayle H. listens closely to Coach D. BELOW
PHOTOS BY DEVAN BEARD
SPORTS & LEAGUES CONTACT Anita Hernandez Director of Recreational Sports ahernandez@JCCindy.org 317-715-9250 10
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For more information and to register for winter sports at the J visit JCCindy.org/ youth-sports-rec
Pickle Ball Hours
Cohen Gymnasium Mon Wed Fri 10 am–Noon Tue Thu 1–3 pm | Sun 4–6 pm Schloss Gymnasium Sat 1:30–3:30 pm Mon 1–3 pm (Beginner)
TENNIS Youth Tennis AGES 3–4
MON, NOV 4–DEC 16 (7 sessions) 3:30–4 pm $63 / $49 M WED, NOV 6–DEC 18 (6 sessions*) 3:30–4 pm $54 / $42 M SAT, NOV 9–DEC 21 (6 sessions*) 9–9:30 am $54 / $42 M
MON, NOV 4–DEC 16 (7 sessions; beginner and intermediate) | 4–5 pm $126 / $98 M WED, NOV 6–DEC 18 (6 sessions*; intermediate and advanced) | 4–5 pm $108 / $84 M SAT, NOV 9–DEC 21 (6 sessions*) 9:30–10:30 am $108 / $84 M
Junior Tennis MIDDLE SCHOOL
MON, NOV 4–DEC 16 (6 sessions*; beginner and intermediate— can do either 1 hour or 1.5 hours) $162 / $126 M | 4:30–6 pm OR $109 / $84 M | 5–6 pm
MON, NOV 4–DEC 16 (7 sessions; beginner and intermediate) | 5–6 pm $126 / $98 M WED, NOV 6–DEC 18 (6 sessions*; intermediate and advanced) | 5–6 pm $108 / $84 M SAT, NOV 9–DEC 21 (6 sessions*; beginner, intermediate and advanced) 10:30 am–Noon $162 / $126 M
AGES 10 AND UNDER TOURNAMENT LEVEL (Pro Admit required)
WED, NOV 6–DEC 18 Wed, Nov 6–Dec 18 (6 sessions*) | 4:30–6 pm $162 / $126 M
TUE, NOV 5–DEC 17 (7 sessions; advanced) | 7:30–9 pm $189 / $147 M SAT, NOV 9–DEC 21 (6 sessions*; beginner, intermediate and advanced) Noon–1:30 pm $162 / $126 M
SAT, NOV 9–DEC 21 (6 sessions*; beginner, intermediate and advanced) 10:30 am–Noon $162 / $126 M
MON, NOV 4–DEC 16 (7 sessions; intermediate and advanced) | 4:30–6 pm $189 / $147 M *No class Wed, Nov 27, or Sat, Nov 30 due to Thanksgiving
TENNIS CONTACT Kim Shippy Assistant Director of Racquet Sports kshippy@JCCindy.org | 317-715-9244 J MAGAZINE / OCT NOV 2019
J.J. Goldberg and Jonathan Tobin “Left vs. Right: The Battle for the Soul of American Jewry” WED, OCT 23 | 7 PM $15 (students with valid ID FREE)
THE 21ST ANNUAL ANN KATZ FESTIVAL OF BOOKS & ARTS, presented by the Herbert Simon Family Foundation, is made possible in part by generous ongoing support from the Irwin and Ann Katz Cultural Arts & Education Endowment Fund.
See more, save more with the Festival Pass! Just $60 and good for general admission to all* events. Tickets and descriptions online at JCCindy.org/festival-books-arts. *FESTIVAL PASS DOES NOT INCLUDE TINY HOUSE EVENTS, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JAZZ CONCERT OR VIP PROGRAMS.
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Presented by the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council. Sponsored by Jeff, Jenni z”l and Philip Berebitsky. Moderated by Jeff Smulyan (Chairman/CEO/Founder, Emmis Communications)
Tiny House Roadshow II: Home is Where the Harvest Is THU, OCT 24–SUN, OCT 27 Tour more than a dozen tiny homes presented by Try It Tiny LLC, enjoy a “progressive dinner” VIP preview party, and hear speakers on sustainable living and the lifechanging magic of tidying up. More details on page 14!
Fiddler on the Roof Jazz Concert featuring Rob Dixon SAT, NOV 2 | 8 PM | $20
PHOTO BY DENIS RYAN KELLY JR.
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How and why has the discussion around antisemitism in the U.S. become both polarized and politicized? Can a diverse Jewish community speak with one voice on immigration, efforts to boycott Israel and the struggle against antisemitism from both the right and the left? How should people view the Trump administration’s policies, particularly toward Israel? Is a two-state solution for Israeli-Palestinian peace still achievable? Jonathan S. Tobin, editor-in-chief of the Jewish National Syndicate and columnist for the National Review, New York Post, Federalist and Haaretz, and J.J. Goldberg, editor-at-large of The Forward and a former U.S. bureau chief of The Jerusalem Report, will debate these and other critical issues.
Renowned saxophone player Rob Dixon leads a group of musicians in a jazz concert featuring music from the well-loved musical Fiddler on the Roof. Cash bar. A Jazz at the J Unity Project program. Presented in partnership with Indy Jazz Fest and the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation. Sponsored by the Efroymson Family Fund and JCC Friends of the Arts.
An Evening with Dennis Ross THU, NOV 7 | 7 PM $65 VIP RECEPTION $15 GENERAL ADMISSION HELD AT INDIANAPOLIS HEBREW CONGREGATION (6501 N. MERIDIAN ST., INDIANAPOLIS)
Dennis Ross is an American diplomat and author. He has served under President George H.W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, and President Barack Obama and is a world-renowned expert on Middle East politics. His newest book, Be Strong and of Good Courage: How Israel’s Most Important Leaders Shaped Its Destiny, came out September 3, 2019. Sponsored by Diane and John Abrams (Abrams EyeCare Associates), Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation and the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council.
Celebrating Eva Kor TUE, NOV 12 | 7 PM | FREE
Full Schedule WED, OCT 23 | 7 PM | $15 (STUDENTS WITH VALID ID FREE) J.J. GOLDBERG AND JONATHAN TOBIN Left vs. Right: The Battle for the Soul of American Jewry THU, OCT 24–SUN, OCT 27 TINY HOUSE ROADSHOW II: Home is Where the Harvest Is MON, OCT 28 | 7 PM | $10 EDWARD BERENSON The Accusation WED, OCT 30 | 5:30 PM | FREE FORREST FORMSMA Laundered Symbol Art Gallery Reception WED, OCT 30 | 7 PM | $10 Screening / Panel Discussion of Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People SAT, NOV 2 | 8 PM | $20 Fiddler on the Roof Jazz Concert SUN, NOV 3 | 11 AM | FREE Celebrating Curious George for families WED, NOV 6 | 7 PM | $10 RABBI SANDY SASSO “Writing for Kids on Spiritual Matters”
(DONATIONS TO CANDLES HOLOCAUST MUSEUM AND EDUCATION CENTER AND THE WFYI-TED GREEN FILMS EVA EDUCATION PROGRAM ACCEPTED)
A celebration of the life and memory of Eva Kor. Join the community in sharing her impact on the world following a screening of Eva A-7063. In partnership with Ted Green Films, WFYI and CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center.
An Evening with Alan Zweibel WED, NOV 13 | 7 PM | $15 A very funny guy asks — and answers: “Why do random Jewish holidays keep springing up unexpectedly? Who was the first Jewish Comedian?” These baffling questions and many more are answered by Alan Zweibel, one of the authors of A Field Guide to the Jewish People. Zweibel is an original Saturday Night Live writer and has won five Emmy awards for his work in television for The Late Show with David Letterman and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Cash bar.
THU, NOV 7 | 7 PM | $65 VIP RECEPTION, $15 GENERAL ADMISSION DENNIS ROSS Be Strong and of Good Courage SAT, NOV 9 | 8 PM | $10 Heartland Film Award Winning Shorts SUN, NOV 10 | 2 PM | FREE SPIRIT & PLACE Performance The World We Live(d) In MON, NOV 11 | 7 PM $17 (INCLUDES BOOK), $10 (GENERAL ADMISSION) COMMUNITY READS RONALD BALSON The Girl from Berlin TUE, NOV 12 | 7 PM | FREE CELEBRATING EVA KOR WED, NOV 13 | 7 PM | $15 ALAN ZWEIBEL A Field Guide to the Jewish People
WED, OCT 30 NARRATOR: ADAM DRIVER
VOICE OF PULITZER: Liev Schreiber
A FILM BY Oren Rudavsky
MON, OCT 28 MON, NOV 11
Our Republic and its Press will Rise and Fall Together Folium Films and Oren Rudavsky Productions in Association with PBS’ the People ASSOCIATE “American Masters” presents PRODUCED BY CLARE REDDEN; Joseph Pulitzer: Voice ORIGINAL MUSIC BY CLARE PHOTOGRAPHED BY WOLFGANG of AND OLIVER MANCHON; HELD, PAUL GIBSON AND EDITED BY RAMON RIVERA ANDREA MILLER, OREN RUDAVSKY, OREN RUDAVSKY; WRITTEN MORET; BY ROBERT SEIDMAN, OREN AND ROBERT SEIDMAN.. DIRECTED RUDAVSKY; PRODUCED BY BY OREN RUDAVSKY.
Sponsored by Congregation Beth Shalom. J MAGAZINE / OCT NOV 2019
Fri–Sun Oct 25–27
FRI Noon–6 pm SAT–SUN 10 am–6 pm $12.50 Early Bird Ticket before Oct 11 $15 (one-day entry)
CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER FREE!
Tiny House Roadshow II Home is Where the Harvest Is
Tour a dozen tiny houses and see why leaving a smaller footprint and living with less doesn't mean you have to give up on comfort or style! Most of the houses in the tour are first-timers at the J, courtesy of Try It Tiny, LLC, which provides people with opportunities to rent a tiny house or share their land with tiny house enthusiasts.
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VIP Preview Party
THU, OCT 24 | 5–9:30 PM
$75 per person | $125 couple | $225 for four (the more, the merrier!) Enjoy an exclusive evening preview of the Tiny House Roadshow. Roam house to house, enjoying a “progressive dinner” of hearty appetizers, signature drinks, bourbon tasting, cigar rolling, games, prizes, DREAM trips, a silent auction (items worth over $25,000), wine pull, grub grab and much more! Includes admission to presentation by Melissa Rappaport Schifman, author of Building a Sustainable Home: Practical Green Design Choices for Your Health, Wealth and Soul (5 pm Happy Hour, 6 pm speaker).
SPONSORED BY J.P. MORGAN
Melissa Rappaport Schifman
Tidy Up Home & Life SUN, OCT 27 | 2 PM $25 includes admission to the Roadshow ($22.50 early bird ticket before Oct 11) $10 speaker only
Melissa Rappaport Schifman Author of Building a Sustainable Home: Practical Green Choices for Your Health, Wealth and Soul
THU, OCT 24 | 5–7 PM $10 (includes Happy Hour) 5 pm Happy Hour, 6 pm speaker. Schifman, the founder of Green Intention LLC and a LEED Accredited Professional, presents an accessible, simplified approach to creating a sustainable home.
Home stylist Kristyn Ivey of For the Love of Tidy, LLC, Chicago’s first Platinum professional organizing consultancy specializing in the KonMari Method™. KonMari is the organization founded by Marie Kondo of Netflix’s Tidying Up, a show inspiring people to choose joy in the life-changing magic of tidying up.
Kristyn Ivey (left) picture d with mentor Marie Kondo
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ARTS & EDUCATION
Laundered Symbol Gallery Exhibit FORREST FORMSMA
OCT 17–DEC 11 Laundered Symbol is an exploration of the dynamic interplay between written communication and visual form. From Forrest: “I work in an impressionist style that often pushes to abstraction. My paintings are poetic expressions that transcend what I see and feel. I create a visual representation of the moment and subject that is as much about the paint and process as the subject itself.” OPENING RECEPTION WED, OCT 30 | 5:30 PM | FREE
Modern Calligraphy with Ellen Simon WED, OCT 16–NOV 20 (6 sessions; register by Oct 9) 1–3 pm OR 7–9 pm | $136 / $92 M A new class to go with the current times. No experience necessary. Use brush markers, paint brushes, straight markers and dip pens to work with your own handwriting style as well as calligraphic ones. Learn how to make those letters bounce and come to life! Supplies are an additional $20–$25 and will include a variety of tools and papers. Bring a water cup, cotton rag, colored pencils and ballpoint pen or gel marker to the first class. Though there will be weekly homework, be prepared to have fun!
ARTS & EDUCATION CONTACTS Lev Rothenberg Director of Arts & Education lrothenberg@JCCindy.org | 317-715-9233 Kelsey Eberle Cultural Arts Coordinator keberle@JCCindy.org | 317-715-9240 16
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Sun, Nov 17 10 am–3 pm FREE Event Enjoy beautiful offerings from some of the very finest artisans and craftspeople in Central Indiana. Perfect for one-of-a-kind, handcrafted holiday gifts for friends, family, or even yourself.
Tot Hop warming up
ADULT DANCE AT THE J BEGINNING ADULT BALLET (AGES 16+) MON, OCT 28–DEC 16 (8 classes) | 7–8:15 pm $152 / $128 M
CLASSICAL BALLET (AGES 18+) TUE, OCT 29–DEC 17 (8 classes) | 9–10:30 am OR FRI, OCT 25–DEC 13 (8 classes) | 10–11:30 am $152 / $128 M Ballet 1-Class Drop-In $25 5-Class Drop-In $100 / $90 M
CHICAGO STYLE STEPPIN (AGES 16+) THU, OCT 17–DEC 19 (8 classes – no class Nov 28) | 7–8:30 pm $86 / $72 M Chicago Style Steppin 1-Class Drop-In $12 / $10 M 5-Class Drop-In $54 / $45 M Register now for the J’s winter dance programs! Learn more at JCCindy.org/dance (youth) and JCCindy.org/adultdance (adults).
YOUTH DANCE AT THE J MON, OCT 28–DEC 16 (8 classes) Happy Feet I (Ages 3–4) 3:30–4 pm Happy Feet II (Ages 4–5) 4–4:30 pm Tot Hop (Ages 3–4) 4:30–5 pm Hip Hop I (Ages 5–7) 5–5:45 pm Hip Hop II (Ages 8–10) 5:45–6:30 pm Beginning Kids Tap (Ages 6–10) 6:30–7:15 pm $114 / $87 M TUE, OCT 29–DEC 17 (8 classes) Junior Ballet (Ages 5–9) 5–5:45 pm Broadway Bound Musical Theater (Ages 9–12) 5:45–6:30 pm $132 / $102 M
TEEN DANCE AT THE J (AGES 12-18) SUN, OCT 27–DEC 15 (8 classes) Beginning Tap Teens 12:30–1:30 pm Musical Theater/Jazz Teens 1:30–2:30 pm Intermediate Tap Teens 2:30–3:30 pm $136 / $120 M Teen Drop-Ins $17 / $15 M J MAGAZINE / OCT NOV 2019
DEVELOPMENT Katy and Dan Cantor at the 2018 Legacy Community Celebration. Photo by Denis Ryan Kelly, Jr.
t’s a season of change for Katy and Dan Cantor. As of September 30, Katy has retired from her position as Chief Philanthropy Officer at the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis (JFGI) to be a “full-time grandma” to the couple’s first grandchild. And just as the J has been part of other milestones for the Cantor family, it’ll be there for this one too. In the first week that Katy and Dan’s daughter Abby and her husband David moved back to Indianapolis, they joined the J. “It’s very meaningful to me that they found such value here,” Katy said. Both Abby and David (along with Abby’s sister Courtney) grew up at the J, going to camp, playing sports and taking part in other programs (Abby, an educator, began her career in ECE at the J). “That was very touching to me, that continuity – as much as this place meant to us, it also meant a lot to them. And now it’s the next generation, this baby who I know will be part of this community and part of the JCC also.” Katy and Dan first became involved with the J almost 30 years ago when Dan suggested that joining the J might be a good way for Katy to learn about the Indianapolis Jewish community, since he saw the J as the community’s social hub. And according to Katy, he was right. She first joined the Cultural Arts committee, then the Board of Directors, and eventually served a term as board president. “To lead the JCC actually was my honor,” Katy said. “To be part of making this place better was a gift.” Katy also noted that as a JFGI staff member, she’s been in several meetings where there were seven past presidents of the JCC in the same room, which says a lot about how engaged the J’s lay leaders have remained and how big the J’s footprint is in the community. Nowadays, you’ll find Katy and Dan at the J working out (Katy especially likes playing tennis, cycling and lifting with Javan in the Mordoh Fitness Center) or attending cultural events like the Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts. For them, the J really is the gathering place for the Jewish community, and the Cantors 18
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Abby, Courtney and Katy Cantor in the J’s Laikin Auditorium. ABOVE Katy (center) and colleagues at the 2000 JCC Association Biennial Conference.
want to help ensure it remains that way. “You give to the things that you care most about and the places you care most about. Legacy giving, to leave something for future generations, to make sure this place is here, is a natural extension of giving of your time and treasure now. It is a person’s deepest commitment to a community,” Katy said. While Indianapolis has completed the fouryear LIFE & LEGACY program, legacy giving in Jewish Indianapolis is just getting started. Katy is in a unique position to provide some insight: “What our hope was in bringing this program to Indianapolis was that it would create a foundation for endowment-building and legacy giving for many years. The last four years is the foundation, but we’re going to all have to participate in building upon that.”
To have a conversation about giving to your J, please contact Hillary McCarley (info on next page).
Tribute and Program Gifts JUN 15–AUG 16, 2019 Tribute funds are a wonderful way to acknowledge a simcha, birthday, wedding, b’nai mitzvah, anniversary, graduation or other life cycle event, or to honor or memorialize a loved one or colleague. The J relies on the interest income from restricted funds as well as direct donations to programs and departments to provide ongoing, needed support. Your tax-deductible contribution helps to assure the quality and vitality of these programs.
Ellen and Jerry Simon
Barbara and Joseph Weidenbener
Lisa and Phil Waite In honor of Martha Karatz for 30 years of service
Hannah and Mike Wipper
Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts
Rita and David Woll
Carmel Clay Public Library
Harry and Shirley Morgan Summer Camp Fund
Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation Lindsey and Jason Mintz
Miriam and Richard Morgan
Jamie Ratner Rich
Healthy Day at the J
Graceful Aging Home Care
Birdie Abrams Fund
L’Occitane en Provence
Building & Grounds
Lip Sync Program
Cultural Arts & Education Programs
Leon M Mordoh Estate
Sofiya Inger Kent Newton
Kenneth “Kenny” Lambert Camp Scholarship Fund
The Penrod Society
Early Childhood Education Programs
The Kroger Company Central Division
2019 Annual Campaign Fund
Sports, Aquatics & Fitness Fund
Kim and Jay Stratton
Diane and John Abrams
Robin and Rick Weiss In memory of Robert Mitzman
You may make a secure donation (suggested minimum is $10) online at JCCindy.org/donate, by phone, or stop by the Welcome Desk.
Joshua Abrams Anne and Jeff Adams Marilyn and Jeff Bercovitz In memory of the beloved husband, son and father of the Sari Mandresh family
Pacers Sports & Entertainment
Friends of the Arts Program
Barb and Charles Asher
Hoover Hull Turner LLP
Angela Smith Jones
Marcella and Alex Slabosky
Laura Bohnert Katy and Dan Cantor Cynthia and Jim Fisher The Glick Fund Shelley and Marshall Kahn Esther and Marty Kramer Helen and Steve Nahmias Sarah and Eric Ratner Nanette Schulte and Matthew Russell Sandy Schwarz
DEVELOPMENT CONTACT Hillary McCarley Director of Development hmccarley@JCCindy.org 317-715-9209
HAND IN HAND
THANK YOU to all the J Funders who contributed to the J’s Hand in Hand campaign in August, benefitting the more than 65 individuals and families per year who receive scholarships for early childhood education, afterschool care, camp, swim lessons and membership. Together, 150+ supporters raised more than $70,000. A full list of Hand in Hand donors will appear in the December 2019/January 2020 issue of this publication.
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onna Segal and her family have been members of the J for more than 50 years. From her daughters attending and later working at summer camp and as lifeguards at the pool to her and her husband using the Mordoh Fitness Center to “rebuild their strength and soul” after they each had life-threatening surgery, Donna has an appreciation for all facets of the J. “I love the JCC for it is a real community center with a diverse membership,” she said. “I enjoy seeing the multiple generations: the young children walking to the pool or being pushed in the red strollers and the elderly walking in with canes or walkers to use the fitness center or the therapy pool.”
2018 Volunteers of the Year Peyton Berg, Jennifer Zorn, Shelly Rubinstein, Donna Segal, Susie Beiman, Karen Garnica and David Klaus with JCC board members Rebecca Miller and Kent Newton.
Arts and Culture in the Spotlight But perhaps Donna’s favorite thing about the J is the Arts & Education programming. She enjoyed attending the J’s cultural events so much throughout the years that after she retired, she decided to begin volunteering for them. Along with being an active member of the J’s Arts & Education and Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts committees, at events Donna sells books and tickets, runs the Will Call table and more. “There are so many terrific volunteers at the JCC, which is just one of many reasons that make volunteering for the J so much fun,” Donna said. “Working with the talented, creative and accomplished staff and volunteers has been a delight. I appreciate the quality of the programs and how they are designed to build a diverse community. It energizes me to be able to play a small part in the outstanding opportunities – from top author visits to jazz performances to a live Appeals Court session to award-winning theater to nonpartisan political commentary and so much more – offered at reasonable prices and in a neighborhood within reach of so many people.” Todah! (Thank You!) Come to one of this year’s Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts events (more information on pages 12–13) and you’ll likely see Donna helping out behind the scenes. Thank you, Donna, for showcasing exactly what makes the J’s volunteers so special.
Sandy Zeckel (left) and Donna (right) helping out at the ticket table for a 2018 Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts event.
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Interested in becoming a J volunteer? Visit JCCindy.org/volunteer-interest.
HIGH HOLIDAYS Debbie Keisman with family at her son Yoel’s bar mitzvah.
ebbie Keisman, a JCC welcome desk associate since May 2018, has immediate and extended family in the U.S., in Argentina, and in Israel. So whenever there’s an opportunity for the family to get together, they take it. The High Holidays, especially Rosh Hashana (the Jewish New Year), provide the perfect reason for celebration. Debbie and her 13-year-old son Yoel usually spend the High Holidays at her brother Alex’s house with him and his family.
It’s become a tradition to make their bubbe’s (Yiddish for “grandmother’s”) roasted chicken with potatoes recipe, and sometimes they’ll have a honey cake as well (it’s customary to eat sweet foods on Rosh Hashana as a way of wishing for a sweet new year). By spending these holidays with relatives, Debbie hopes to show her son the importance of being with family.
or ECE teacher Kate O. and her daughter Miriam, the High Holidays mean a solid month of everything being sticky, thanks to Miriam’s love of dipping apples in honey, a Rosh Hashana custom. But even more than that, Kate and Miriam love the communal aspects of celebrating the High Holidays, whether that’s hearing the shofar (ram’s horn) blown at school or during synagogue services, gathering to pick apples or bake honey cakes, or enjoying a meal with friends. Kate also appreciates the opportunity the High Holidays provide to privately reflect on the past year. “I think about the redemptive qualities of life. How we carry on, learn from our mistakes and strive to be our best selves.” VISIT JCCINDY.ORG TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE KATE’S FAVORITE HIGH HOLIDAYS MEAL: SCHNITZEL WITH HOMEMADE HONEY MUSTARD!
How do you celebrate the High Holidays? Share with the J community on social media at @JCCIndianapolis!
Kate and Miriam making honey jars at Chabad J MAGAZINE / OCT NOV 2019
MEMBERSHIP Meet Krista Weatherholt!
Krista is the J’s new Assistant Director of Membership! She is a graduate of Indiana State University, where she received a B.S. in Recreation and Sport Management and a Certification in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. She recently relocated back to Indy from Knoxville, TN, where she was a Membership Specialist at the Fort Sanders Health and Fitness Center. Krista also has a background in fundraising and volunteerism, and she is excited to help strengthen and continue to grow the community by meeting members and connecting new individuals to the J. Be sure to say hello when you see her around! FAVORITE TV SHOWS The Office, Parks and Recreation FAVORITE FOOD Loves sushi or making gluten-free pasta/ravioli at home FAVORITE BOOK GENRE Nonfiction FAVORITE THING ABOUT INDIANAPOLIS The historic buildings, homes and neighborhoods HOBBIES When she’s not at work, Krista can usually be found with her two dogs (German shepherd and German shepherd/husky) or with a camera in her hand – she still uses film!
KEY FOB USAGE Please remember that all members age 12 and over MUST scan their key fob every time before entering the sports and fitness corridor. If you lose your fob, simply stop by the Welcome Desk for a new one. There is no charge for the first replacement, $5 thereafter. Tired of carrying your fob? Ask about our JCC app for your smart phone.
$50 REFERRALS Tell friends, family members and co-workers about the J, and we’ll give them a free tour! When they become a paying member and tell us you referred them, you’ll get $50. It’s that easy.
GUEST PASSES Guests are welcome at the JCC! Entry for guests requires the purchase of a valid guest pass. The J reserves the right to restrict guest privileges and will not accept expired guest passes.
NEW MEMBERS New members are entitled to a free personal training session within 90 days of joining. Email Tammy at thopkinskramer@ JCCindy.org to schedule.
NEW TO TOWN? We offer a discount to those who have just moved to the Indianapolis area.
at any of the more than 150 Js across North America. We extend the courtesy to members from other Js when they’re here up to two weeks. They just need to present proof of current membership.
CORPORATE RATES Ask about our corporate rate of 20% off— we’ll check how many people from your company are members and, when you have five or more, you all get 20% off your monthly rate.
JCC BEHAVIOR STANDARDS Loud, boisterous or vulgar language and/or behavior, loitering in or about the building or grounds, or any conduct that disturbs the peace and order of the J will not be permitted. Locker rooms are intended for changing, spa use and showering only. Playing, loitering, laundering clothing, coloring hair or any other behavior not consistent with regular locker room use is not permissible. Bullying of any sort will not be tolerated. Such behavior may be cause for expulsion or suspension from the J. Members are accountable for the behavior of their guests at all times. Guests shall be held accountable to the same standards of behavior as members.
JCC AGE POLICIES
Remember your key fob when you travel because, as a JCC member, you’re welcome
Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms are for adults, ages 16 and older. Anyone under the
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age of 16 may use the Water Park Changing Rooms or the Family Changing Rooms. Please respect our members’ privacy. Parents and guardians accompanying children of the opposite gender over the age of 5 should use the Family Changing Rooms. Parents, please remember all children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older while at the J.
CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION The J maintains a zero-tolerance child abuse prevention Code of Conduct for all members, guests and staff. Violation of this code is cause for termination. Visit JCCindy. org/policies to review our Code of Conduct for child abuse prevention.
THIRD PARTY PROGRAMS Beginning in January 2020, the J will only accept Prime and Silver Sneakers.
NO PHOTOS/VIDEO For the privacy, safety and security of all, use of any device with photo or video capabilities is not permitted in locker rooms. As well, please be courteous to others and confine cell phone use to public areas.
MEMBERSHIP CONTACT Krista Weatherholt Asst. Director of Membership kweatherholt@JCCindy.org 317-532-5966
PERSONAL SERVICES J-PLAY BABYSITTING Let us watch your little ones (6 weeks– 7 years) while you work out. Pay with Baby Bucks at the Welcome Desk. Bucks expire one year from purchase date. ONE CHILD, ONE HOUR $2 ($1 per added child) ONE CHILD, TWO HOURS $3 ($2 per added child) BABYSITTING ROOM HOURS Mon–Fri 8 am–Noon Mon–Thu 4:30–7 pm Sat & Sun 9 am–1 pm PERSONAL TRAINING For an additional fee, the JCC offers personal training. Discounts are available for multiple-session purchases. Email Tammy at thopkinskramer@JCCindy.org or call 317-715-9228 to schedule. New members receive a complimentary 30-minute fitness orientation. PILATES REFORMER For an additional fee, the JCC offers Pilates on the Reformer. Discounts are available for multiple-session purchases. Email Tammy at thopkinskramer@ JCCindy.org or call 317-715-9228 to schedule your sessions. PRIVATE YOGA Get the personalized practice you want. 1 HOUR SESSION
$85 / $65 M
LEVELS 3 & 4 MONDAYS 2:30 PM WITH JO WEDNESDAYS 11:45 AM WITH KAY Class time subject to change. Visit JCCindy.org/group-exercise-schedule for updates. Non-members with Parkinson’s diagnosis may drop in to try it out for $10 CORPORATE YOGA We are so flexible, we will come to you! De-stress during the work day or host a chair yoga session for your staff. $100 per session For more information contact Ashley at azeller@JCCindy.org.
OUR MISSION The JCC of Indianapolis, guided by Jewish values and traditions, provides inclusive experiences that lead to personal growth and community building.
OUR VISION The JCC of Indianapolis…Together, we inspire all people to become the best versions of themselves.
COMMITMENT (M’sirut) Providing the very best programming and services COMMUNITY (Kehilla) Enriching our neighborhood & Jewish community, making them better
To schedule your private lessons, contact Ashley at azeller@JCCindy.org.
CONNECTIONS (K’sharim) Incorporating our Jewish values and ties to Israel
ROCK STEADY BOXING
INTEGRITY (Yo’sher) Earning trust through excellence & ethical behavior
FIGHTING BACK AGAINST PARKINSON’S Included in membership for Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers (must show PD diagnosis from doctor to be eligible). LEVELS 1 & 2 TUESDAYS 3 PM WITH KAY FRIDAYS 3 PM WITH KAY
WELCOMING (Kabalat Panim) Engaging our members and guests with warmth & respect WELLNESS (Briyut) Offering healthy choices for improving the mind, body and spirit DIVERSITY & INCLUSION The JCC Indianapolis believes in fairness and recognizes the value of inclusiveness.
Some of the J’s 2019 Volunteers of the Year (L–R: Blake and Kate Erdel, Matthew Cohen and Alison Walton)
THE J IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS! Visit JCCindy.org/volunteer-interest if you’re interested, and read about what it’s like to be a J volunteer on page 20.
The JCC encourages participation by all people and in this way fulfills its mission. The JCC celebrates a diverse society of cultures, beliefs and perspectives whose knowledge strengthens us as an organization and a people.
JCC 2019–20 BOARD MEMBERS
Brian Modiano, President Sharyl Goldberg Border, Vice President Leonid Grabovsky, Vice President Rebecca Miller, Vice President Kent Newton, Vice President Jason Rich, Vice President Joshua Abrams Benjamin Abraham Jeffrey Adams Rachel Gershman Rachel Modiano Johnson Marshall Kahn Jeffrey Kosc Lynn Levy Erin Mundy Amanda Pitzele Eric Ratner Sandra Schwarz Adrianne Slash Richard Weiss Michael Wipper J MAGAZINE / AUG SEP 2019
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THIS ISSUE IS CURRENT THROUGH NOVEMBER 2019.
HOURS BUILDING MON–THU 5:30 am–10 pm FRI 5:30 am–6 pm SAT & SUN 7 am–7 pm ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES MON–FRI 8 am–5 pm EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOMS MON–FRI 7 am–6 pm
EVENTS CALENDAR OCT 23–NOV 13 Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts OCT 24–27 Tiny House Roadshow II NOV 17 Holiday Artisan Bazaar Find a full schedule of events at JCCindy.org/calendar
Rosh Hashana 2nd Day Tue, Oct 1 JCC CLOSED Closed
HOLIDAY HOURS BUILDING HOURS ADMIN, ECE & ASC
Erev Yom Kippur Tue, Oct 8 Close at 3 pm Close at 3 pm Yom Kippur Wed, Oct 9 JCC CLOSED Closed
You’ve seen Debbie Keisman at the Welcome Desk, and you may know Ms. Kate from ECE. Now learn more about how they celebrate the High Holidays, inside on page 21!
Erev Sukkot Sun, Oct 13 Close at 5 pm Close at 5 pm
Erev Shemini Atzeret Sun, Oct 20 Close at 5 pm Close at 5 pm
Sukkot 1st Day Mon, Oct 14 JCC CLOSED Closed
Shemini Atzeret Mon, Oct 21 JCC CLOSED Closed
Sukkot 2nd Day Tue, Oct 15 Regular Hours Regular Hours
Simchat Torah Tue, Oct 22 Regular Hours Regular Hours
Day Before Thanksgiving Wed, Nov 27 Close at 5 pm Close at 5 pm Thanksgiving Thu, Nov 28 JCC CLOSED Closed Day After Thanksgiving Fri, Nov 29 Regular Hours Closed
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