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Oct 25–Nov 18, 2021 The 23rd annual Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts is an all-virtual festival featuring well-known authors, award-winning films and performing arts events. Get up close and personal with this diverse mix of cultural icons from the comfort of your home! More details and tickets at



Volume 26, Issue 10

Virtual For many years, the activities of the Mossad lohamot were highly classified by the authorities. Today, the veil of secrecy has been lifted, and the Amazons’ incredible exploits have been cleared for publication. At last.

Nissim Mishal was one of the foremost TV personalities in Israel, a reporter, a Washington correspondent and finally director-general of the Israeli state television. At Israel’s fiftieth, sixtieth and seventieth anniversary, Mishal edited record-selling books about Israel’s history. He has also coauthored a book on two thousand years of Judaism with Professor Shlomo Ben-Ami.


Ktav Publishing House

Mon, Oct 25 7 pm

Tue, Oct 26 7 pm

Thu, Oct 28 7 pm

Sat, Oct 30 8 pm

Wed, Nov 3 7 pm

Sun, Nov 7 7:30 pm

Tue, Nov 9 8 pm

Thu, Nov 11 7:30 pm

Mon, Nov 15 8 pm

Tue, Nov 16 7:30 pm

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Michael Bar-Zohar is a writer, public speaker and former professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a member of the Knesset, envoy to the Council of Europe and adviser to General Moshe Dayan. Dr. Bar-Zohar is the official biographer of David Ben-Gurion and one of Israel’s foremost experts on espionage. He coauthored with Nissim Mishal the international bestseller “Mossad, The Great Missions of the Israeli Secret Service”. Bar-Zohar’s books have been translated into 33 languages.


This book describes the turbulent lives, loves and perilous missions of the greatest Mossad lohamot, the female warriors of the Israeli Secret Service. The stunning feats of these strong, bold women prove that they are equal to men, and often even better. Beside the nation’s enemies, they had to fight a painful solitude, an awkward attitude of their male colleagues, and often give up their dream of marriage and children. And still, they brilliantly carried out their missions. The breathtaking chapters of the book reveal the character and exploits of those Amazons, from Yolande, in the court of Egypt’s King Farouk to Dina, on the threshold of Iran’s Nuclear Archive; from Shula, sentenced to death by hanging, to Sigal, who recruited the best Muslim agents; from Marcelle, who jumped from the Egyptian torture chamber’s window, to Yael and Isabel and Danielle, who did not hesitate to venture into the lion’s mouth. Linda miraculously survived the Holocaust, Aliza broke the glass ceiling, the Trio – three young women – saved Israel from a terrible danger. And many other brave Amazons accomplished astonishing missions.

Mon, Nov 1 7 pm



M SSAD AMAZONS The amazing women in the Israeli Secret Service

Tue, Nov 2 7:30 pm

Sun, Nov 14 2 pm

Thu, Nov 18 7 pm

The Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts is presented with generous annual support from the

Irwin and Ann Katz Cultural Arts & Education Endowment Fund Presenting sponsor:

Title sponsors:

Supporting sponsors:

» Congregation Beth-El Zedeck » Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation

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Partnering sponsors:

» Laurie and Eddie Freeman » Jane and Howard Morrison » Congregation Beth Shalom

Media sponsors:

» The Jewish Post & Opinion

» Schahet Hotels

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Attend any or all events for just $30!


Programs modified to follow CDC guidelines

Youth Sports NEW!

Indoor Soccer provided by JumpBunch Improve and build soccer skills! Dribble, kick, pass, shoot and score through drills and games, and learn teamwork along the way. Ages 4–6: Thu, Oct 14–Nov 18 | 5:45–6:15 pm $105 / $75 JCC Members Ages 7–11: Sun, Oct 17–Nov 21 | 9:30–10:30 am $135 / $95 JCC Members

Isaac at JumpBunch

Plus new sessions of: • Tennis • Youth Dance • Gymnastics • JumpBunch • Beginner Synchro • Group Swim Lessons (Visit for swim team, SCUBA, Water Scouts and private or semi-private lessons)

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Evah at tennis

BBYO is for Jewish teens and is the leading pluralistic movement to involve Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. In September, BBYO teens built the community's sukkah, a temporary shelter where rituals to celebrate the holiday of Sukkot are observed. Sukkot commemorates the 40 years spent wandering in the desert after the Jews left Egypt, so people eat meals and even sleep in the sukkah to gain an understanding of what that time might have been like.

The sukkah-building crew

Upcoming Event: Scavenger Hunt Sat, Oct 2 | 6–8:30 pm Coxhall Gardens (11677 Towne Rd, Carmel) RSVP to Ethan (info below)

Inside the finished sukkah

To learn more about or join BBYO, contact Ethan at 317-532-5996 or

Scholarships available for membership and youth programs! Learn more and apply at

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Early Childhood Education (ECE) Staff Perks: Professional Development

Ms. Rachel sharing an example of a "holiday meal" collage

early childhood educaon

In August, Infants 1 teacher Ms. Rachel led two Lunch & Learns about September's Jewish High Holidays (Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement) and how ECE teachers could incorporate themed activities into their classroom lesson plans. After learning about it from Ms. Rachel, Ms. Cindy's Osher Pre-K class participated in a Rosh Hashana custom called tashlich, where people symbolically cast away sins from the previous year by throwing breadcrumbs into a body of water. The class talked about helpful vs. hurtful acts toward others and how to do better next time. ECE teachers love that they are empowered to enhance their own learning and be creative in developing their own curriculum. Want to join them? Email your details to Erica at

Osher tossing breadcrumbs into the pond

to represent throwing away mistakes

School Age After School Care presents

School’s Out Days Mon, Oct 11

Day at the

Tue, Oct 12

Day at the

Per Day | $85 / $65 JCC Members

Wed, Oct 13

Day at the

Wild Wild West Wedn esday

Thu, Oct 14

Day at the

Fri, Oct 15

Day at the

Jungle Thursday


Mario Par ty Monday Tie Dye Twister Tuesday

Grades K–5 | 8 am–6 pm

Drop-off (8–9:30 am) and pick-up (5–6 pm) outside the Kraft Youth Wing A 2021-22 ASC Health Form is required of every participant prior to their attending the program Pack every day: lunch, swimsuit, towel, water bottle Register at

Questions? Contact Caitlyn at or Myranda at

Fall Friday

Fall Break

PROGRAMS Health & Wellness Welcome Nutritionist Katy Maher The J is thrilled to be working with registered dietitian Katy Maher, who is offering her nutrition coaching services to JCC members! See her rates and services at, and meet her at a FREE introductory presentation: Nutrition and Well-Being Sun, Oct 10 | 1 pm | A-25 (Mordoh Art Gallery) | FREE Bust myths about fad diets and learn how a balanced approach can help achieve weight loss and improved health more sustainably. Register at

Nutritionist Katy Maher

Yoga/Pilates Group Ex Add-On Stop by the Welcome Desk to add unlimited yoga and Pilates to your membership for $40 per month. Otherwise, drop-ins are $12 per class. Balancing in Pilates

See next page for the October Group Ex schedule.

Aquatics Instructor Training Workshops American Red Cross Courses Lifeguarding Full Course: Tue–Wed, Oct 12–13 | 9 am–5 pm both days $245 | Age 15+ Lifeguarding Review Course: Sun, Oct 3 | 9:30 am–5:30 pm $145 | Age 15+ CPR/AED/First Aid: Sat, Oct 23 | 9–11:45 am OR 1–3:45 pm $75 | Age 14+

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Learn how to teach water fitness — you could lead classes at the J! Sat, Oct 16 | Aquatic Fitness Practical Applications Certification Skills Training 7:30 am–5:15 pm $129, or $259 for a bundle including this workshop and a 2-year AEA eMembership! Sun, Oct 17 | Deep HIIT & Sculpt (8–11 am) Boot Camp Shallow (Noon–3 pm) $69 per session Register at


MONDAY Dance 8:30-9:30 am Lindsay Group Ex

Aqua Jog 7-8 am Sheryl Indoor Lap Pool




Pilates 9-10 am Susan Group Ex Studio

Aqua Jog 7-8 am Sheryl Lap Pool

BOQUA 9-10 am Tom Lap Pool

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

Aqua Jog 8-9 am Gail Indoor Lap Pool

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

Aqua Jog 8-9 am Gail Lap Pool

Aqua Jog 1-2 pm Sue Lap Pool

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

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

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

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

$ Fit Joints Plus 1-2 pm Nikki Therapy Pool

Dance 10-10:50 am Lindsay Group Ex

Pilates 11 am-Noon Stacy Group Ex Studio

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

$ Aquajoints Power Yoga 9:45-10:45 am 11:30 am-12:30 pm Becky Therapy Pool Ashley Dance Studio

Aqua Jog 1-2 pm Sue Lap Pool

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

Aqua Jog 1-2 pm Sue Lap Pool

$ Aqua Mobility 1:45-3 pm Therapy Pool

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

HIIT 6-7 pm Kristina Group Ex Studio

Total Body BoxJump BOQUA 5-5:30 pm 11 am-Noon Tom Tim Small Gym Indoor Lap Pool HIIT ALERTS FOR 6-7 pm Kristina LAND-BASED AND Group Ex Studio BOQUA 6-7 pm Tom Lap Pool Ai Chi 6-7 pm Bonnie Therapy Pool Slow Flow Vinyasa Yoga 6:30-7:30 pm Kathy Dance Studio


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$12 drop-in or $40/month for unlimited access Free land-based class Aquatics class. For those with a fee, see Punch Cards

Schedule subject to change.

Hi-Low Aqua 6-7 pm Sheryl Lap Pool Slow Flow Vinyasa Yoga 6-7 pm Kathy Dance Studio


Try out the following Aquatics classes. First class is no charge. Aqua Mobility, Aquajoints, Fitjoints Plus Drop-in: $10/$5 M Or Save with a Punch Card!

10 punches: $80/$40 M

$ Fit Joints Plus SATURDAY 10:45-11:45 am Pam Therapy Pool Total Body BoxJump 9-10 am Yoga for Energy Tim Small Gym 10:45-11:45 am Ashley Dance Studio BOQUA 9:30-10:30 am Silver Sneakers Tom Lap Pool Classic 11-11:45 am Jim Group Ex Studio Restorative Yoga 9:30-10:30 am Aqua Zumba Cara Group Ex 11-11:45 am Lap Pool HIIT & Stretch Lab 11-11:45 am Muscle Tuf Cara Group Ex 12-1 pm Melanie Group Ex Studio BOQUA 6-7 pm Tom Lap Pool Pilates 6-7 pm Stacy Dance Studio

SUNDAY Ai Chi 8:30-9:30 am Bonnie Therapy Pool Muscle Tuf 9:30-10:30 am Irina Group Ex Unli Y O G A / mited P I L AT E S Stop by th e Welcom e Desk

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Fri, Oct 8: Staff Mental Health Day Visit for other upcoming closings

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

Thanks to YOU, the J raised 15% over the campaign goal of $100,000!

Campaign Goal: $100,000


Number of Donors: 125+

Average donation: $292.27

New Donors: 34.1%

Board Member Participation: 100%

Staff Donated: Almost $2,000

Money Raised:

Board Members Donated: Almost $10,000

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JCC eZine - October 2021  

Learn more about the people, programs and goings-on at the J in October's eZine! In this issue: The Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts, yout...

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Learn more about the people, programs and goings-on at the J in October's eZine! In this issue: The Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts, yout...

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