JCC eZine - June 2022

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Meet Kenneth! He's been a JCC member for four years. While his family originally joined for the Eskenazi Water Park (he loves the lazy river), he also enjoys taking tae kwon do classes and swim lessons, both as skill-building opportunities and as part of his homeschool curriculum. Read more at JCCindy.org/blog.

JUNE 2022


Volume 27, Issue 6

PROGRAMS Service Project CampJCC is holding a drive for Grassroot Projects, which empowers under-resourced immigrant and refugee children in Indianapolis! From June 13–17, please bring in: • Unscented baby wipes • Desitin cream • New boys' and girls' socks (newborn–teen L/XL) and underwear (3T–14/16)

Equestrian Camp There's still room in Week 1 (June 6–10) for horse-loving kids in grades 3–8! Campers head to Natural Valley Ranch in Brownsburg to learn all aspects of horsemanship. Each camper will have 2-3 hours of hands-on experience with their own horse in addition to plenty of riding time. Register at JCCindy.org/camp-jcc

Ardan at equestrian camp

After School Care

Registration for the 2022–23 school year is NOW OPEN! Grades K–5 | Mon–Fri, 2:30–6 pm See this year's rates and register at JCCindy.org/after-school-care

Charlotte with an art project

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

Aquatics Safety Around Water Week The JCC is proud to partner with Indy Aquatics Alliance to host FREE community water safety lessons: Tue, Jun 21 and Thu, Jun 23 | 4:15–5 pm Instructor Rachel helping Lyla float at last year's water safety lessons

People of all ages can learn how to properly wear a lifejacket, reach or throw to assist someone in need of help, and other water safety tips. Register at JCCindy.org/youth-aquatics

Hot Dog! We

A hot dot cookout at the Eskenazi Water Park

❤ Our Members

JCC CEO Eric Koehler will be grilling all-beef hot dogs at the Eskenazi Water Park on Wed, Jul 27 from 1 pm until the hot dogs are gone, as a thank you for letting the CampJCC kids take over the water park for their Yom Sport competition that morning. Enjoy a cookout while the sun's out!

Right now, the Eskenazi Water Park is operating at about 2/3 staffing capacity. Become a lifeguard and help the team go full steam ahead!

Apply at JCCindy.org/employment Need to get certified? Sign up for a class at JCCindy.org/american-red-cross

Personal veggie pizza

Hungry from splashing around at the water park? Grab a bite at the J Café! Hours and menu at JCCindy.org/jcafe

At a lifeguard training in April

PROGRAMS Early Childhood Education (ECE) ECE had so many fun visitors over the past few months, from the Matzah Factory to Arts with a Purpose to a 500 Festival Princess! Rolling out matzah with Rabbi Dovid Grossbaum

The 500 Festival Princess on a Passover Story Walk with Osher

The 500 Festival Princess coloring with Daled students

Cathy Morris from Arts with a Purpose playing the violin for ECE students

Maccabi Games: Meet the Athletes

JCC Indianapolis is thrilled to be sending four boys to the JCC Maccabi Games, an Olympic-style competition for Jewish teens in San Diego July 31–August 5! B'hatzlachah (good luck)!

Benjamin S.M., 13 Tennis

Excited about representing Indy to compete against other Jewish athletes from all over the U.S. Benjamin played tennis at the J, and so can you! Sign up for summer at JCCindy.org/programs

Philip B., 14 Basketball

The Maccabi Games bring out his athletic spirit and desire to share it with Jews his age from around the world

Benjamin K., 13 Basketball

Excited to meet new friends, have fun playing sports, see how good the competition is, and win!

Moses F., 14 Basketball

Excited about meeting new people, creating new friendships and playing basketball

Programs modified to follow CDC guidelines

Indy Jewish teens getting ready to beautify the Kelly Street Jewish Cemetery at community service event J-Serve

BBYO is the leading pluralistic movement to involve Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. While the group is on summer hiatus, they'll be back in the fall! Plus, save the date for the alumni reunion on July 30 (more details coming soon)!

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

Arts & Education Judges Altice, Molter and Robb

Kelly Krauskopf

Robert Blaemire

Rob Dixon

Mickey Maurer and Julia Whitehead

• C ourt of Appeals Watch Indiana's second-highest court hear an actual case here at the J! Tue, Jun 7 | 11 am–Noon | FREE | In-person at the JCC • T itle IX 50th Anniversary Commemoration presented by (indianacitizen.org) Indiana senator Birch Bayh was instrumental in the June 1972 passing of Title IX, a policy that has shaped gender equity in education and sports. Bayh's biographer Robert Blaemire and Indiana Pacers Assistant General Manager Kelly Krauskopf will speak about the law's legacy. Thu, Jun 9 | 7 pm | FREE | Virtual • Indiana Music History (four-session class) taught by Rob Dixon Learn about the worldwide impact of Indiana musicians. Tue, Jun 14/Jun 28/Jul 12/Jul 19 | 7 pm | Virtual or in-person at the J $35 JCC/Indianapolis Jazz Foundation members, $49 general public • Mickey Maurer and Julia Whitehead A conversation between the writers of medical thriller The Methuselah Gene and nonfiction guide Breaking Down Vonnegut. A JCC Circle City Authors program, presented in partnership with the Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library (of which Whitehead is the founder and CEO). Wed, Jun 22 | 7 pm | FREE | In-person at the JCC Purchase the books at the J for a discounted price of just $10 each!

8th Annual


• JCC members and staff are invited to

More details and registration at JCCindy.org/events PLUS: Call for artists for Member-Staff Gallery Show Submit up to three art pieces by July 11 for inclusion in an exhibit! $15 entry fee. Contact Lev at lrothenberg@JCCindy.org to submit your artwork or with any questions. Exhibit begins Aug 1, reception Aug 4.

PROGRAMS Health & Wellness This Month's Featured Group Exercise Class

Strength Xpress with April | Tue/Thu, 6:15–7 am | Group Ex Studio | FREE This 45-minute class is aimed at total body strength, conditioning and endurance using weights, stability balls and other fitness equipment.

All Your JCC Programs, All In One Place! As of May 1, the JCC has switched from MindBody to Daxko for all wellness service (personal training, Pilates Reformer, private yoga and reiki) and private swim lesson registration and payment. Make all your purchases in one system, using the card the JCC already has on file for you (even American Express!). Just sign into your Daxko account, search for your program and register. It’s easy!

Daxko Login Tips

The Daxko login screen

• To access, visit JCCindy.org/online-registration • U se the email address or phone number associated with your JCC membership account • Follow the prompts to log in or reset your password • I f you get locked out or if your email is tied to multiple accounts, call the Welcome Desk or email info@JCCindy.org A sample search result



Strength Xpress 6:15-7 am April Group Ex Studio

Cycle Express 6:15-7 am Laurel Cycling Studio

Deep Water HIIT 8-9 am Karen Outdoor

Aqua Jog 7-8/8-9 am Sheryl/Gail Outdoor

Rivercise 8-9 am Tom Lazy River





Subject to change


Strength Xpress 6:15-7 am April Group Ex Studio

Cycle Express 6:15-7 am Laurel Cycling Studio

Deep Water HIIT 8-9 am Karen Outdoor

Aqua Jog 7-8/8-9 am Sheryl/Gail Outdoor

Rivercise 8-9 am Tom Lazy River

Cycling 9-9:50 am Jim Cycling Studio

Rivercise 8-9 am Tom Lazy River

Total Body Strength 9-9:45 am Lindsey Group Ex

Cardio Dance 8:30-9:30 am Lindsey Group Ex

$ Half N Half Yoga 9-10 am Ashley Group Ex Studio

$ Pilates 9-10 am Susan Group Ex Studio

Yoga Basics 9-10 am Ashley Dance Studio

$ Aquajoints 9:45-10:45 am Pam Therapy Pool

$ Aquajoints 9:45-10:45 am Pam Therapy Pool

$ Aquajoints 9:45-10:45 am Pam Therapy Pool

$ Aquajoints 9:45-10:45 am Pam Therapy Pool

$ Fit Joints Plus 10:45-11:45 am Nikki Therapy Pool

Silver Sneakers Boom 10-10:50 am Jim Group Ex

$ Fit Joints Plus 10:45-11:45 am Nikki Therapy Pool

Cardio Dance 10-10:50 am Lindsey Group Ex

Zumba 10:45-11:45 am Lindsey Group Ex

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

$ Power Yoga 11:30 am-12:30 pm Ashley Dance Studio

Cycle Express 6:15-7 am Laurel Cycling Studio

Cycling 9-9:50 am Jim Cycling Studio BOQUA 9-10 am Tom Outdoor $ Pilates 11 am-Noon Stacy Group Ex Studio $ Fit Joints Plus Noon-1 pm Nikki Therapy Pool Aqua Jog 1-2 pm Sue Indoor

$ Fit Joints Plus SATURDAY 10:45-11:45 am Pam Therapy Pool Total Body BoxJump 9-10 am Silver Sneakers Silver Sneakers Aqua Jog $ Yoga for Energy Tim Small Gym Classic 11-11:45 am Classic 1-2 pm 1-2 pm Sue 10:45-11:45 am Jim Group Ex Kyle Group Ex Studio Ashley Dance Studio Indoor BOQUA 9:30-10:30 am BOQUA Aqua Jog $ Aqua Mobility Silver Sneakers Tom Outdoor Noon-1 pm Tom 1-2 pm Sue 1:45-3 pm Carol Classic 11-11:45 am Indoor Indoor Therapy Pool Jim Group Ex Studio $ Restorative Yoga Butts and Guts 9:30-10:30 am HIIT Total Body BoxJump Muscle Tuf 6-6:30 pm Cara Group Ex 5-5:45 pm Kylie 5-5:30 pm Noon-1 pm Melanie Cara Group Ex Group Ex Studio Tim Small Gym Group Ex Studio HIIT / Stretch Lab 10:45-11:30 am Hi-Low Aqua HIIT Aqua Zumba $12 drop-in or Cara Group Ex $40/month for 6-7 pm Sheryl 6-6:45 pm Kyle 1:15-2 pm unlimited access Indoor Group Ex Studio Melanie Indoor SUNDAY Free land-based BOQUA HIIT ALERTS S class Ai Chi $ AQUATIC 6-7 pm Tom 6-6:45 pm Kyle 8:30-9:30 am Aquatics class. PUNC H C ARDS Indoor Group Ex Studio $: Punch Cards Bonnie Therapy Pool First class is no charge Ai Chi BOQUA Muscle Tuf Drop-in: $10/$5 M ALERTS 6-7 pm Bonnie 6-7 pm Tom 9:30-10:30 am 10 punches: $80/$40 M Download the Therapy Pool Indoor Irina Group Ex JCC mobile app at $ Slow Flow Vinyasa JCCindy.org/ $ Pilates Tai Chi for Health Yoga 6:30-7:30 pm 6-7 pm Stacy indy-j-app 11:30 am-12:30 pm Kathy Dance Studio Dance Studio Tracy Dance Studio

6701 Hoover Road Indianapolis IN 46260-4198 317-251-9467 | JCCindy.org





Mon, May 30: Memorial Day Building 9 am–5 pm; Admin/ECE/ASC Closed Sat, Jun 4: Erev Shavuot Close at 5 pm Sun, Jun 5: Shavuot 1st Day JCC CLOSED Mon, Jun 6: Shavuot 2nd Day Regular Hours Mon, Jul 4: Independence Day Building 9 am–5 pm; Admin/ECE/ASC Closed

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 Visit JCCindy.org/hours for other upcoming closings.

All are welcome

Together, Building a

Thriving Future


Tue, Jun 21, 2022 | 7 pm


Food Drive

Thanks to all who contributed to the book drive this spring spearheaded by J Cares, the JCC's community service initiative! Next up: A food drive for grade school kids in Washington Township. Drop off canned goods and non-perishables in the bin near the Welcome Desk from July 4 through August 5.

JCC board and J Cares committee member Ally Weiss with some of the hundreds of books collected for Indy Book Project this spring