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Meet Filiberto! He started learning to swim less than a year ago, after a traumatic experience in childhood steered him away from the water for decades. In honor of April’s National Adult Learn to Swim Month, Filiberto explains why he decided to take the plunge at JCCindy.org/blog.

APRIL 2021


Volume 26, Issue 4


Programs modified to follow CDC guidelines

Sports & Rec Martial Arts Karate for Kids

Tue, Apr 13–Jun 1 (8 sessions) | $102 / $80 JCC Members Beginner (ages 4–10) 4:50–5:35 pm | Advanced (ages 7–13) 5:35–6:10 pm

Tae Kwon Do

Sula readies her roundhouse kick

Mon/Wed, Apr 26–Jul 21 (26 sessions; no class May 17 or 31) 6–7:30 pm | Ages 7+ | $144 / $120 JCC Members

Register at JCCindy.org/programs

Carter’s fighting stance

Aquatics Be like cover star Filiberto and, no matter your age, strengthen your swimming skills before the Eskenazi Water Park opens in May!

Adult Group Swim Lessons Provided for beginners by Indy Aquatic Masters. $100 for eight sessions over four weeks. More info at JCCindy.org/adult-aquatics.

Private / Semi-Private Lessons For ages 3–adult. All skill levels welcome.


Individual half-hour session: $35 / $25 JCC Members Ten half-hour sessions: $300 / $200 JCC Members

Semi-Private 2-3 participants; if more than 2, please email aquatics@JCCindy.org.

Individual half-hour session: $23 / $18 JCC Members Ten half-hour sessions: $200 / $150 JCC Members To schedule, email Renae at rschuldt@JCCindy.org.

Anna and Nadia watching their instructor

Youth Group Swim Lessons For children ages 6 months–12 years: Mon, Apr 19–May 24 (5 sessions; no class May 17) $78 / $57 JCC Members Sat, Apr 24–May 29 (6 sessions) Sun, Apr 25–May 30 (6 sessions) $93 / $68 JCC Members PLUS: Swim Team for ages 5-15 Tue/Thu, $72 / $56 JCC Members per month* *Try one practice FREE before joining!

Times and registration at JCCindy.org/youth-aquatics


Registration Now Open!



The JCC is HIRING for camp counselors and lifeguards/swim instructors! Apply at JCCindy.org/about-us/employment.


Spring break rolls on for kids in grades K–5! Enjoy games, swimming, crafts and a whole lot of fun during School’s Out Days at the J with themes like Arcade Day, Painting with Bob Ross, Monsters vs. Aliens, Star Wars Day, The Great JCC Bake Off, Carnival Friday and more. Mon, Mar 29–Fri, Apr 9 8 am–6 pm (except Fri, Apr 2; the JCC will close at 5 pm on this day in honor of Passover)

Photo from 2019

Dallas on Carnival Day

$85 / $65 JCC Members per day The JCC’s COVID-19 precautions have been proven safe. Please Note: • Drop-off (8–9:30 am) and pick-up (last hour of the day) outside the Kraft Youth Wing (enter through Door 5 for temperature check) • Pack every day: lunch, swimsuit, towel, water bottle • A 2020-21 ASC Health Form is required for each participant

Swimming at School’s Out

Questions? Contact Caitlyn at 317-715-9254 or cmills@JCCindy.org. Register at JCCindy.org/school-age.

Sun, Apr 25 | 10 am–Noon

Painting the mural by the J’s indoor pool at J-Serve 2019

Hamantaschen Party 2021

Jewish teens from around Indy will gather at Holliday Park to learn about and remove invasive plant species, and will also hold a cleaning supplies drive for Popsie’s Pantry at Jewish Family Services! Register at bit.ly/IndyJServe2021

Making alphabet cards for schoolchildren at J-Serve 2019

Abby with her homemade hamantaschen

To learn more about or join BBYO, contact Ethan at 317-532-5996 or ecohen@JCCindy.org.

Scholarships available for membership and youth programs! Learn more and apply at JCCindy.org/scholarships

Early Childhood Education Jewish Value of the Month Each month, the J's Early Childhood Education (ECE) program focuses on a different Jewish value to incorporate into classroom lesson plans and share with families. February's value: Ahavah (Love) • Many classrooms had parties to celebrate friendship • The Osher Pre-K classroom focused on ways to be kind at home and at school • Some North Wing classrooms celebrated all the reasons they love their students

Join the ECE Team!

“I love the diversity and the parent support.” Claudia, Infants Teacher at the J for 10+ years

If you or someone you know loves working with children and helping them grow, the J has several opportunities available. Learn more and apply at JCCindy.org/about-us/employment.


Arts & Education April’s offerings include a news anchor, an Israeli entrepreneur, an actress and local Indy artists: • CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin, author of Huddle: How Women Unlock Their Collective Power In partnership with the JCC Literary Consortium Wed, Apr 7 | 8 pm | FREE ticket only, $36 ticket+book • Israel Talks series kickoff: “Home of Start-Ups” featuring the J’s Shinshinim and Gaby Hayon, Executive Vice President of Research and Development at Mobileye Sun, Apr 11 | 1 pm | FREE • A  ctress Tovah Feldshuh, author of Lilyville: Mother, Daughter and Other Roles I’ve Played In partnership with the JCC Literary Consortium Thu, Apr 15 | 8 pm | FREE ticket only, $36 ticket+book+meet & greet • Indy Arts series kickoff featuring photographer Jack Wickes and painter Julia Wickes Thu, Apr 22 | 8 pm | FREE “Migration”

All events are virtual. More details and registration at JCCindy.org/events.

Health & Wellness Israeli Dance Class for Adults with the J's Shinshinim

NEW DATE/TIME: Sun, Apr 18 | 4 pm | Group Ex Studio | FREE

Masking and social distancing will be required for those coming in person (maximum 14 people). Or tune in virtually on Facebook Live to stream the class from home! Register to attend in-person or get the livestream link at


See the back cover for the April Group Ex schedule

“From Where He Sat, He Could See Them All”


JCC Mobile App Earth Day Stay tuned for an exclusive pre-recorded webinar featuring Israeli experts on “green” and sustainable technology!

The JCC mobile app has: • Building/program hours • The Group Ex schedule • Program registration • Facility updates and alerts • An electronic version of your scan-in card Visit JCCindy.org/indy-j-app to download the app from the iOS App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android).

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February’s "Trek Across Israel" fitness challenge

A different kind of mask for Purim

Decorating Purim masks with ECE

April is full of holiday observances!

• Sun, Apr 4: Mimouna Enjoy a virtual celebration with a video made by the Shinshinim about the Mimouna tradition, its history, favorite recipes and how it’s usually celebrated in Israel. Find it on the Shinshinim Facebook or Instagram. • Tue, Apr 13, 7 pm: Yom HaZikaron Memorial ceremony on Zoom for fallen IDF soldiers and victims of terrorism, in collaboration with the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis. Register at bit.ly/Hazikaron21.

• S un, Apr 18, 1–4 pm: Yom HaAtzma’ut Celebrate Israel’s 73rd birthday with a festival at the J featuring Israeli food, music and traditions. Plus, immediately following the festival, adults can take part in an Israeli dance class (see previous page)! To be compliant with Marion County guidelines for gatherings, please register at JCCindy.org/events. • Fri, Apr 30, 3–6 pm: Lag B’Omer (weather dependent) Enjoy an afternoon bonfire near the Sablosky Pavilion! Masks and social distancing required. Register at JCCindy.org/events.

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Fri, Apr 2: Passover 6th Day JCC closes at 5 pm Sat, Apr 3: Passover 7th Day JCC Closed All holidays listed below are Regular Hours Sun, Apr 4: Passover 8th Day Thu, Apr 8: Yom HaShoah Wed, Apr 14: Yom HaZikaron Thu, Apr 15: Yom HaAtzma’ut Fri, Apr 30: Lag B’Omer

Mon–Thu: 6 am–8 pm Fri: 6 am–6 pm Sat–Sun: 7 am–6 pm

Admin, Early Childhood


Mon–Fri: 8 am–5 pm


(R) = Reservations required. $ = Fee required. Please bring your own yoga mats, towel and water. Please note that participants of all Group Ex classes must maintain social distancing of at least 10 feet. For classes requiring equipment, participants MUST wipe down BEFORE AND AFTER use.

M O N DAY $ Aquajoints 9:50-10:45 am Pam Backer Therapy Pool $10/$5M Open Exercise 10:45-11:45 am Therapy Pool

T U E S DAY Aqua Jog 7-8 am Sheryl Indoor Lap Pool Aqua Jog 8-9 am Gail Indoor Lap Pool

W E D N E S D AY (R) Cycling 8:30-9:30 am Jim Group Ex Studio $ Aquajoints 9:50-10:45 am Pam Therapy Pool $10/$5M

$ Zumba 10:45-11:45 am Lindsey Group Ex Thru 4/19

$ Aquajoints 9:45-10:45 am Becky Therapy Pool $10/$5M

Open Exercise 10:45-11:45 am Therapy Pool

Aqua Jog 1-2 pm Sue Indoor Lap Pool

$ Fit Joints Plus 10:45-11:45 am Pam Therapy Pool $10/$5M

$ BOQUA Balance 12:15-1 pm Tom Therapy Pool $10/$5M

(R) Jump Rope Express 5-5:30 pm Tim Group Ex Studio

(R) Silver Sneakers Classic 11-11:45 am Jim Group Ex Studio

Aqua Jog 1-2 pm Sue Indoor Lap Pool

$ Slow Flow Vinyasa Yoga 6-6:45 pm Kathy Group Ex Studio Thru 4/19

BOQUA 11 am-Noon Tom Indoor Lap Pool

$ HIIT 5:15-6 pm Group Ex Kylie Thru 4/21

BOQUA 6-7 pm Tom Indoor Lap Pool

$ BOQUA Balance 5:30-6:15 pm Tom Therapy Pool $10/$5M

Hi-Low Aqua 6-7 pm Sheryl Indoor Lap Pool

Ai Chi 6-7 pm Bonnie Backer Therapy Pool

Schedule subject to change.


*No Lap Pool class Apr 8


*No Lap Pool class Apr 9

Aqua Jog 7-8 am Sheryl Indoor Lap Pool

BOQUA 9-10 am Tom Indoor Lap Pool

Aqua Jog 8-9 am Gail Indoor Lap Pool

Aqua Jog 1-2 pm Sue Indoor Lap Pool

$ Aquajoints 9:45-10:45 am Becky Therapy Pool $10/$5M

Open Exercise 1-2 pm Therapy Pool

$ Fit Joints Plus 10:45-11:45 am Pam Therapy Pool $10/$5M $ Yoga for Energy 10:45-11:45 am Ashley Group Ex Thru 4/22 BOQUA 6-7 pm Tom Indoor Lap Pool


*No class Apr 3 (Passover)

(R) Jump Rope Express 9-9:30 am Tim Group Ex Studio BOQUA 9:30-10:30 am Tom Indoor Lap Pool


*No class Mar 28 (Passover)

Ai Chi 8:30-9:30 am Bonnie Therapy Pool (R) Muscle Tuf 9:30-10:30 am Irina Group Ex Studio (R) Israeli Dance 4/18, 4-5 pm, Enav Group Ex or virtual See inside to register

ALERTS FOR STUDIO CLASSES Text "@jccGrpX" to "81010". Answer "S" to confirm. AQUATICS ALERTS Text "@jccAqua" to "81010". Answer "S" to the confirmation text. $ PU N C H C A R D S BOQUA Balance, Aquajoints/Fitjoints Plus 10 punches: $80/$40 M

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JCCindy.org/ schedules Indoor Lap Pool


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The people, programs and goings-on at the J in April

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The people, programs and goings-on at the J in April

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