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Meet the Chandras! Sekhar and Kris have been JCC members since they moved to Indy in 2005. They love the facility and community so much that they work out either solo or in Group Ex classes seven days a week when they're in town, and call the J their second home. Read more at


Volume 26, Issue 12


Programs modified to follow CDC guidelines

School Age

After School Care presents

School’s Out Days Mon, Dec 20

Tue, Dec 21

Snowflake City!

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Minecr aft Day!

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Winter Olympics

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Throwback Thursday

Fri, Jan 7

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Penguin Party!

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

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Save the Dates: • Mon, Jan 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. School's Out Day • Mon, Feb 21: Presidents' Day School's Out Day • Sun, Mar 6: CampJCC Registration Day!

After School Care friends Amara and Savannah

Questions? Contact Caitlyn at or Myranda at

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

Early Childhood Education (ECE) They're here, they're here! Just over a year ago, ECE collected 322 lbs of plastic lids that were sent to a recycling plant to be repurposed into a bench and picnic table for the ECE playgrounds, and students are now using and loving them. Thanks to Osher Pre-K teacher Cindy Reinbold for spearheading this project!

North Wing Twos students doing artwork on the new recycled-bottle-cap picnic table

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The new recycled-bottle-cap bench

BBYO is for Jewish teens and is the leading pluralistic movement to involve Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences.

The Indy delegation at October's Kentucky-Indiana-Ohio (KIO) Spirit Convention

Removing invasive species at J-Serve 2021

Drew Corson Basketball Tournament Sat–Sun, Dec 4–5 in Louisville, KY There's still time to sign up! To register, contact Ethan (info below). Join the J-Serve Leadership Team J-Serve is a day of service during which Jewish teens from around Indianapolis gather together to bring to life the values of gemilut chasadim (acts of loving kindness), tzedakah (just and charitable giving) and tikkun olam (repairing the world). The 2022 event will be on Sunday, April 24. Help plan the day by joining the leadership team! Sign up at JewishFederationOfGreaterIndianapolis/JServe2022LeadershipTeam. The first meeting will be at the end of January.

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


Programs modified to follow CDC guidelines

The Indy delegation from the last time Maccabi was in San Diego in 2008

The J is thrilled to be sending a delegation to the 2022 JCC Maccabi Games, an Olympic-style competition for Jewish teens ages 13–16, which will be held in San Diego from July 31 through August 5! If you are interested in joining the boys' basketball team (8 spots available) or competing in an individual sport, contact Ethan (info below) — and check him out in the middle of the 2009 photo at right! Contact Ethan at 317-532-5996 or

Ethan Cohen

The Indy and Mexico basketball teams at the 2009 Maccabi Games

Youth Sports Register now for these upcoming programs! Most begin in January, except for Tae Kwon Do, which begins Dec 20. • • • •

Karate for Kids • Tae Kwon Do (ages 13+) Dance (Happy Feet I, Happy Feet II and Hip Hop) Tennis • Jump Bunch • Indoor Soccer Group Swim Lessons • Beginner Synchro Kenneth in tae kwon do

Details and registration at

Adult Racquet Sports Socialize at tennis and pickleball mixers! 6–9 pm on all dates Tennis Fri, Dec 10 and Sun, Dec 19 $15 / $12 JCC Members

Pickleball Sun, Dec 12 and Fri, Dec 17 $9 / $7 JCC Members Making new friends at the November mixer

Questions? Contact Kimmy at 317-715-9244 or

Arts & Education • Chanukah: The Festival of Lights Eight female Jewish artists share creations inspired by menorahs Wed, Dec 1 | 6 pm | FREE | Virtual • C hanukah Concert with Mister G and Friends A family-friendly concert overflowing with ruach (spirit)! Mon, Dec 6 | 5:30 pm | FREE | Virtual • True Colors: Jews of Color Telling Stories In partnership with the JCC Literary Consortium Tue, Dec 7 | 8 pm | $10 | Virtual • David Javerbaum (@TheTweetofGod), author of The Book of Pslams In partnership with the JCC Literary Consortium Thu, Dec 9 | 8 pm | $10 ticket only, $26 ticket+book | Virtual More details and registration at


"Chanukah in Israel" by Maya and Jasmin

Jasmin (right) and family at Chanukah

A Chanukah menorah

Chanukah is one of our favorite holidays! It is all about enjoying time with your loved ones, good food and fun music. In school, we learn about the story of the Maccabees, the miracle of the oil lamp and its values. Israel's streets fill with the smell of jelly sufganiyot (doughnuts) and all of the kids line up in the stores to get them fresh in the morning. In the evening, the streets are quiet as every family gathers in their own house, lighting candles, singing, eating and spending time with each other. And we love all the activities in our villages — making your own menorah, making and eating sufganiyot together, making Chanukah candles and just enjoying each other.

We are so excited to spend our first Chanukah in this amazing community! ‫( חנוכה שמח‬Chanukah sameach / Happy Chanukah)!

Learn more about Chanukah at or, and follow the Shinshinim on Facebook (@ShinshinimINDY) and Instagram (@shinshinim.indy) to keep up with all of their activities!


Health & Wellness

Lifeguarding Review Course: Sat, Dec 4 | 9:30 am–5:30 pm | $145 | Age 15+ CPR/AED/First Aid: Tue, Dec 21 | 4–6:45 pm | $75 | Age 14+ Lifeguarding Full Course: Sun–Mon, Dec 26–27 OR Sat–Sun, Jan 8–9 9:30 am–5:30 pm | $245 | Age 15+

Wed, Dec 8 | 9 am–1 pm in the J Café Group Ex-ers! Join Ashley and the yoga/Pilates crew for some coffee and conversation. You bring the mug, we'll have the coffee ready!

Sign up at

See next page for the December Group Ex schedule

Membership Referrals Tell your friends about the J while join fees are waived (next up: now through the end of January) and, if you're a paying member, you get rewarded too! If they join as a paying member and mention your name while signing up, you'll get 50% off your next month's dues draft. Win-win!

Guest Passes The JCC is pleased to welcome guests who are accompanied by a JCC member age 18 or older. The member must be present at the Welcome Desk when the guest checks in. Guest pricing is: Ages 12+: $15 Ages 2-11: $10 Under 2: Free If purchasing guest passes online, please print or save a screenshot of your proof of purchase; this and ID must be presented upon entering the JCC. A separate guest pass must be purchased for each guest. Passes may also be purchased at the Welcome Desk. The JCC reserves the right to restrict guest privileges if the facility is crowded. Buy guest passes at





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Sun, Dec 5: Chanukah (8th night) Regular Hours Fri, Dec 24: Christmas Eve/ Christmas Day observed Building close at 5 pm Admin/ECE/ASC Closed Sat, Dec 25: Christmas Building 9 am–5 pm Fri, Dec 31: New Year's Eve/ New Year's Day observed Building close at 5 pm Admin/ECE/ASC Closed Sat, Jan 1: New Year's Day Building 9 am–5 pm

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