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Meet Steve Harms, the J's new Board Chair! He was referred to the J in 2014 to rehab a shattered femur from a cycling accident and joined the facility immediately. The more time he spent at the J, the more he began to understand its value to the community. Read more about why the J means so much to him at JCCindy.org/blog.

JULY 2021


Volume 26, Issue 7

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) program is one of Steve's favorite things about the J


Programs modified to follow CDC guidelines


tNBA 3-on-3 "Back to School" Youth Basketball League Thu, Aug 5–Sep 23 (no game Sep 16 [Yom Kippur]) Cohen (big) Gym | Between 4–8 pm $75 individual, $265 full team (4–6 players) Individual sign-ups will be assigned to a team created by tNBA. Violet practicing with a kickboard in the Backer Therapy Pool

Divisions: Boys or Girls, grades 3–5, 6–7 or 8–9 Half-court games JCC members and non-members welcome! Register at tnbapacers.leagueapps.com/leagues Registration deadline: Sun, Aug 1 Looking to join a team, need a player to join your team or have any other questions? Contact Marquis Tarver at 219-688-2971 or mtarver@thebasketballacademy.com

Youth and Junior Tennis Ages 3–High School Next session begins week of Aug 2 (lessons offered Mon, Wed or Sat) Dates, times, prices and registration online at JCCindy.org/programs

Adult Tennis

(L–R) Miles Siegel, Ed Freeman, Alan Friedman, Jim Schwarz, Moon Kim and Jason Powell enjoying a Monday evening clinic

Youth Group Swim Lessons

Squeeze every last drop out of summer with six lessons over three weeks in July ($93 / $68 JCC Members), or meet once a week for a four-week mini session in August ($62 / $46 JCC Members). Parent-Tot (6–36 months) and Level 5: Tue/Thu, Jul 13–29 | Wed, Aug 4–25 Levels 1–3: Mon/Wed, Jul 12–28 | Mon, Aug 2–23 Level 4: Mon/Wed, Jul 12–28 | Wed, Aug 4–25 All Levels: Sat, Aug 7–28

Times/registration at JCCindy.org/youth-aquatics Parent/Tot: Adult working with infant/toddler in the water Level 1: Children with little to no swim experience Level 2: Beginning swimmers with some swim experience (must be comfortable with putting face in the water repeatedly) Level 3: Children who can swim a little on their own (must be able to float on back for 15 seconds and swim five yards independently) Level 4: Children who need little to no assistance (must be able to swim 15 yards independently) Level 5: Independent swimmers not yet ready for swim team, but able to work on developing strokes in a small group setting (must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle and elementary backstroke)

ESKENAZI WATER PARK Hours Mon/Wed: 6 am–7:45 pm Tue/Thu: 6 am–4 pm Fri: 6 am–5:45 pm Sat: 7 am–4 pm Sun: 7 am–5:45 pm (Lap Pool Only) Sun, July 4: 9 am–4:45 pm (Lap Pool Only)

Please note: Lap swim and Water Fitness ONLY until 11 am daily, at which time Open Swim begins. The indoor pools (Regenstrief Natatorium and Backer Therapy Pool) are open when the water park is closed during regular building hours. See the full pools schedule at JCCindy.org/water-park-pools. For status updates (weather-related closings, etc.), join the Eskenazi Water Park Facebook group.

Thanks to all the J lifeguards for their hard work this summer! Join this great crew by signing up for a training course at JCCindy.org/american-red-cross, then apply to work at the water park!

PROGRAMS Jewish Value of the Month i ece

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.

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May's value: Shomrei Adamah ("Guardians of the Earth")

To be Shomrei Adamah means to be responsible for the protection and renewal of the earth. The North Wing Ones and Toddlers classrooms did their part by working together to prepare and plant summer gardens, using fruit and vegetable starts they received through a grant from Growing Places Indy! The beautiful, 40-acre Max & Mae Simon Jewish Community Campus that the JCC sits on allows for plenty of space to enjoy and appreciate nature, fostering Shomrei Adamah at a young age.

Ms. Roxana, Ms. Lovelace and Ms. Mollie with their classes

Millie and friends helping to prep the plant starts

Brooks and classmates working in the dirt

Ms. Lovelace directing traffic

Ms. Mollie demonstrates the value of Shomrei Adamah

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

Summer Fun at CampJCC

Aubrielle and Liam on the tire swing

Averie and Stella hanging out on the playground

Miles in the Kraft Youth Wing art room

L–R: Brooks, Grayson, Lucas, Gavin, Micah, Owen, Elizabeth and Dakota

School Age 2021-22 After School Care (ASC) The CampJCC spirit lives on year-round for students in grades K–5 at JCC After School Care (ASC)! Attend one, three or five days a week, or choose the 5+ option to have all your breaks covered with School's Out Days. Austin and Ben on the playground

Transportation is FREE from Crooked Creek, Fox Hill, Greenbriar, Nora, Spring Mill and Willow Lake elementary schools.

Questions? Contact Caitlyn at cmills@JCCindy.org. Register at JCCindy.org/after-school-care.


Arts & Education

Taste of

Daniel Silva

In conversation with CNN’s Dana Bash

Mon, Jul 12 | 8 pm


Virtual OR watch on Laikin Auditorium’s big screen! Those in person will also see the short film The Better Angels, presented by Heartland Film

If attending in person: masks, social distancing and pre-registration required (tickets will not be sold at the door).

Register at JCCindy.org/events $36 includes ticket (for those in person, covers up to two people from the same household) and a copy of the book with signed tip-in page

Book orders processed at A Cappella Books in Atlanta the day after the program (not available for pickup at the event)

In partnership with the JCC Literary Consortium

Y Y Health & Wellness Y YShinshi-NEWS Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y From Enav and Maya, the J's Shinshinim, Israeli ambassadors


Israeli Dance Class for Adults

Scenes from Day and the CampJCC Israel Cabin! with the J'sJerusalem 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!

The "Western Wall" in the fitness hallway

Register to attend in-person or get the livestream link at

JCCindy-israeli-dance.eventbrite.com Tutim camp group learning about Israel with Enav and Maya

Shu'eet camp group in the Israel cabin

Cooper kissing the "Western Wall" in the Israel cabin

WE ARE THE J Annual Meeting Recap New Board Members

Jennifer Carr

Jeffrey Cohen

David Klaus

Nancy Koppel

Tim Maginn

Betsy Sommers

Award Winners

Keith Pitzele

Charles Cohen Award for Long-Standing Service and Philanthropy to the JCC

Hanna Fogel

Marks Levy Staff Recognition and Development Award

Chelsea Cantu

Eric Ratner

Bruce Frank-Martin Larner Leadership Award, in Special Recognition for Enhancing the Purposes of and Giving Leadership to the Programs of the Arthur M. Glick Jewish Community Center

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Sun, Jul 4: Independence Day Building 9 am–5 pm Outdoor Lap Pool 9 am–4:45 pm J Café Noon–4:45 pm

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

Eskenazi Water Park hours:


Mon, Jul 5: 4th of July observed Building Regular Hours Admin/ECE/Camp Closed Sun, Jul 18: Tish'a B'Av Regular Hours

J Café hours: JCCindy.org/jcafe

JULY GROUP EXERCISE SCHEDULE • $ = Fee required. See below or visit JCCindy.org/programs for rates and dates. • Please bring your own yoga mats, towel and water, and maintain social distancing of at least 10 feet. • For classes requiring equipment, participants MUST WIPE DOWN after use.

M O N DAY Rivercize 8-9 am Tom Lazy River

T U E S DAY Aqua Jog 7-8 am Sheryl OUTdoor Lap Pool

W E D N E S D AY Rivercize 8-9 am Tom Lazy River

T H U R S DAY Aqua Jog 7-8 am Sheryl OUTdoor Lap Pool

F R I DAY Rivercize 8-9 am Tom Lazy River

$ Aquajoints 9:50-10:45 am Pam Backer Therapy Pool $10/$5M

Aqua Jog 8-9 am Gail OUTdoor Lap Pool

$ Aquajoints 9:50-10:45 am Pam Therapy Pool $10/$5M

Aqua Jog 8-9 am Gail OUTdoor Lap Pool

BOQUA 9-10 am Tom OUTdoor Lap Pool

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

$ Half N Half Yoga 9-10 am Ashley Group Ex $80 Starts July 6

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

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

$ Fit Joints Plus Noon-1 pm Nikki Therapy Pool

$ Zumba 10:45-11:45 am Lindsay Group Ex $50, Thru Aug 16

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

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

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

Aqua Jog 1-2 pm Sue INdoor Lap Pool

Aqua Jog 1-2 pm Sue INdoor Lap Pool

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

Aqua Jog 1-2 pm Sue INdoor Lap Pool

$ Yoga for Energy 10:45-11:45 am Ashley Dance Studio $80 Starts July 8

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

Silver Sneakers Classic 11-11:45 am Lindsay Group Ex

$ HIIT 5:15-6 pm Kylie Front lawn (outdoors) $50 Starts July 7

Silver Sneakers Classic 11-11:45 am Lindsay Group Ex

BOQUA 6-7 pm Tom OUTdoor Lap Pool

BOQUA 11:30 am-12:30 pm Tom INdoor Lap Pool

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

BOQUA 6-7 pm Tom INdoor Lap Pool

Ai Chi 6-7 pm Bonnie Backer Therapy Pool

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

Blood Drive

In memory of Reuben Shevitz Tue, Jul 13 | 2–7 pm | Laikin Auditorium Schedule your appt at redcrossblood.org

Schedule subject to change.

All donors entered to win gas for a year ($5K value)!

ALERTS FOR STUDIO CLASSES Text "@jccGrpX" to "81010". Answer "S" to confirm. AQUATICS ALERTS Download the JCC mobile app at JCCindy.org/ indy-j-app See this schedule and register for fee-based land programs

JCCindy.org/ schedules

S AT U R D AY Jump Rope and Shadow Boxing 9-10 am Tim Small Gym BOQUA 9:30-10:30 am Tom OUTdoor Lap Pool


No class July 4 Ai Chi 8:30-9:30 am Bonnie Therapy Pool Muscle Tuf 9:30-10:30 am Irina Group Ex Studio $ PU N C H C A R D S

BOQUA Balance, Aquajoints, Fit Joints Plus 10 punches: $80/$40 M

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