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message from the executive Our transition from the Kaplan JCC in West Palm to the north, west and south is proceeding as announced. Plans to expand the Hochman JCC in Boynton are underway and scheduled to be completed by January 2010. (You’ve probably read about much of this in the Palm Beach Post and Sun-Sentinel.) Camp Shalom and Camp Shalom Jr. are back and better than ever at our campuses in West Palm and Boynton Beach! Please read the Camp Shalom story on page 6 to learn about the great new programs and enhancements we’re offering campers this summer. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. As you may know, we’re on a health and wellness and “green” campaign. We’re expanding our fitness offerings at the Hochman JCC in Boynton to include Family Fit, a training program run by a local company called Body Wellness that Michelle G. Wasch works with the whole family at the JCC Executive Director same time. The company also offers a “semi-private” track during which two families can train together. Call the Hochman JCC at 561740-9000, or ask about it the next time you’re there. We’ve also started a green market at the Hochman JCC that’s open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday. Organic vegetables, fruits, bakery items, plants, flowers, even a "doggy" bakery, are among the products available. In conjunction with that, we’ve partnered with Caroline Brito of Healthy World Organics to make available to you her “Healthy Bags” of fresh organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs on a regular basis. Contact Lenore at 561740-9000, ext. 266 for more information. As part of our “green” movement, we’re also starting a community garden where members can grow their own plants and veggies. For more information, please contact Jackie at 561-736-4756. On a more serious note, the economy has forced more JCC families to seek financial assistance for our popular Chaverim aftercare program as well as for camp and pre-school. If we all stick together, we can get through this tough economic time by helping each other out. A small donation to the Children’s Scholarship Fund by all of our members will keep our kids in a safe Jewish environment.To contribute, please contact Brooke Kochman at 561-712-5251. You’ll be doing a wonderful mitzvah.

See you at the J!



welcome... > the jcc would like to welcome our new members: Mr. & Mrs. Ken Klein Robert Wollins & Judith Beckwith Mr. & Mrs. Robert Diamond The Pearson Family The Rozo Family The Adaniel Family The Carvalho Family The Jeff Cohen Family The Harper Family The Hersh Family The Justin Katz Family The Koutsis Family The Rabin Family The Zakarin Family The Meran Family The Adam Cohen Family The Masters Family The Plucinski Family The Adkins Family The Genoune Family The Gonzalez Family The Greenbarg Family The Kasher Family The Mandell Family The Michael Silverman Family The Tossy Family The Vitaliano Family Bonnie Greenberg Melanie Berger Lorraine Gordon Shelley LaFauci Eileen Goldwasser Lauri Long Paul Mendelsohn Jerald Resnick Leah Yablong Mr. & Mrs. Warren Brandies Mr. & Mrs. Victor Blumenthal Mr. & Mrs. Gary Feldman Mr. & Mrs. Peter Friedman Mr. & Mrs. Edward Cohen Mr. & Mrs. David Miller Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Bady Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Breslin Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Cohen Mr. & Mrs. William Ellzey

Mr. & Mrs. Alio Fishman Mr. & Mrs. Sanford Golin Mr. & Mrs. Jack Halpern Mr. & Mrs. Carl Isbitts Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Jacobs Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Leeds Mr. & Mrs. Eric Malkin Mr. & Mrs. Alan Marshall Arthur Mazlish Ellen Mazlish & Prudence Albanese Mr. & Mrs. McAlpin Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Neiman Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Novick Mr. & Mrs. David Paige Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm Ratner Mr. & Mrs. Robert Robinson Mr. & Mrs. Merrille Rodin Mr. & Mrs. Albert Rosen Mr. & Mrs. Ross Mr. & Mrs. Howard Sarnoff Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Weilheimer Mr. & Mrs. Harold Benjamin Mr. & Mrs. Robert Glickman Mr. & Mrs. David Gordon Mr. & Mrs. Albert Gormezano Mr. & Mrs. Paul Hefner Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Judelson Mr. & Mrs. Howard Koenig Mr. & Mrs. Al Kohn Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Korol Mr. & Mrs. Paul Litman Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Potter Mr. & Mrs. Brian Rothlander Mr. & Mrs. Sorkin Tedd Sahl Arlene Langer Michael Ceasar Margery Essner Marilyn Mazur Phyllis Oster AniellioScotti Ruth Yungerman Susan Finer Janet Bard Beverly Bernholtz Peg Emple

Carol Fruman Michael Gelburd Arnie Glass Rena Green Barbara Grossman Marianne Gruskin Sandra Herber Ralph Hirsch Kenneth Hittner Beverly Kennedy Marlene Knopf Merilyn Kozar Anita Kupietz Emanuel Lamb Paul Marantz Bernard Miller Angela Nicholes Lenny Pollack Edward Rabin Elaine Saltzman Roselyn Schleien Nelson Ship Selma White Martin Wolf Paul Dembling Chris Guntner Eugene Magad Nicole Whyte & Family Lauren Demmark & Family Hapy Hasan & Family Jessica Hastie & Family Jennifer Levy & Family Maya Medina & Family Daniel Scotti & Family Alli Sirota & Family Debbie Keller & Family Jodi Knurr & Family Meredith Connell & Family Nancy Dinkin & Family Tom Barrett & Family Sheri Bruno & Family Bonnie Gray & Family Maria Ingrassia & Family Jared Kostick Elizabeth Scholze Justin Wilson

Jewish Community Center of the Greater Palm Beaches Michelle G. Wasch Executive Director Stacey K. Levy President

our mission The mission of the Jewish Community Center of the Greater Palm Beaches is to create a strong Jewish community by providing high-quality Jewish programs, close to where people live, that connect them to Jewish life.

membership cards & security Every member, age 16 and over, will be issued a photo ID membership card as well as a security access key/card upon payment of dues. Your membership card is required for entry into the JCC facilities. Check with your individual branch security coordinator for information about your security key/card access. Replacement membership cards are $10 each; replacement security key/cards are $25 each. All guests will be asked to present picture identification. Please respect this policy, for the safety of everyone.

hours of operation rec & wellness Monday-Thursday 6:30 am-10:00 pm; Friday 6:30 am-6:00 pm; Saturday 1:00 pm-5:00 pm; Sunday 9:00 am-6:00 pm membership/sales office Monday-Thursday 8:30 am-7:30 pm; Friday 8:30 am-5:00 pm; sun. 9:30 am-3:30 pm

refer-a-friend Did you know that if you refer friends, relatives or acquaintances and they become JCC members, you receive a discount on your next membership renewal? For each person you refer, you receive one month of your membership free! Take advantage of this opportunity–talk to a membership associate today!

two FREE guest passes That’s right, simply renew your current membership on time and we will give you two FREE guest passes! Contact the membership department for more information.

facility rentals Plan your next corporate/business event or training seminar, holiday party, banquet, special celebration and more here at the J! For more information, call 561-509-0117.

phone numbers Jewish Family & Children’s Service / 561-684-1991 Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy / 561-686-6520 Community Connections / 561-471-1176 Commission for Jewish Education / 561-640-0700 Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County / 561-478-0700 MorseLife / 561-471-5111



april-july 2009/volume XI issue 3

6 jcc of the greater palm beaches


8500 Jog Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33472 / 561-740-9000 fax 561-740-3681 preschool office 561-732-7620 preschool office (wpb) 561-640-5603 camp/children’s office 561-259-3000 camp/children’s office (wpb) 561-712-5254 box office 561-736-4752 wellington office 561-253-6035

8-21 Programming Guide 22 Synagogue Directory 26 Inside Israel by Shlomit Zimring

© 2009 JCC of the Greater Palm Beaches. All rights reserved. The JCC Insider is published 3 times a year by the JCC of the Greater Palm Beaches.

features 6 Camp Shalom 2009 23 Body Wellness® Family Fit 24 Holocaust Remembrance Day



amp Shalom received numerous praisefilled comments from parents, including these: “It’s already wonderful, wouldn’t change anything.” “I think this year was a huge improvement over the last couple of years.” “Camp Shalom Staff members were great, much better than in previous summers!” With (new Camp Director) Rachel Fox running the camp this year there was a tremendous improvement. It was a very well run and organized camp experience with wonderful new ideas implemented.” “(Camp Director) Rachel (Fox) has truly turned the camp around in just one year.”


Fox is flattered but not resting on her laurels. “I’m so appreciative of the great reviews parents gave Camp Shalom last summer,” Fox says, “but camp is going to be even better this summer. We’ve made improvements and added some great new programs.” The same is true for Camp Shalom and Camp Shalom Jr. at the Hochman JCC in Boynton, beginning with the installation of the incomparable Yale David as Camp Director. Yale, who is known for running the J’s youth sports leagues, has been a fixture at the Hochman JCC since it opened 11 years ago. He’s also served as Camp Shalom Sports Director for the past seven years, taking sports camp enrollment from 15 campers in 2001 to 200 campers last summer.

The good times begin June 15 and run through Aug. 7. (Although there is Summer Kickoff Camp and Summer Kickoff Sports Camp from June 4 through June 12.) “We’ve spent a lot of time and effort on improving an already wonderful experience for your children,” Fox says, adding that camp stalwarts P.J. Abbott and Asaf Lubezky have been invaluable in helping create a stellar camp program. “Everything that you love about the camp is back,” Fox says. “And we’re really looking forward to spending the summer with your children.” g For more information about Camp Shalom, please contact Rachel Fox at 561-712-5279, Yale David at 561-2593000, or visit our new website at

camp shalom09

highlights Aside from everything you loved last year, Camp Shalom 2009 includes:

LUNCH IS INCLUDED! AT BOTH BRANCHES! This is such big news we had to announce it in bold capital letters. s

TAG Each camper will have the opportunity to participate in the TAG initiative. Created by the JCCA Mandel Center for Jewish Education. TAG is an acronym for Torah (learning and living), Avodah (service and spirituality) and Gemilut Chassadim (acts of loving kindness), three encompassing values of Judaism. TAG initiatives add Jewish richness, beauty, quality and meaning to our camps through Jewish experiences and education. s

One very cool improvement is the creation of Camp Shalom’s own website, of which we are very proud. will provide you with all of the information you need about Camp Shalom, and you can register online as well.

Explore the Hero in You! The theme of camp this summer is “Explore the Hero in You!” Each week a different Superhero is going to visit camp to teach the Jewish value of the week. s

Even though the JCC is phasing out activities at the Kaplan JCC, this summer campers will enjoy access to the whole campus including the pool, tennis courts, gymnasium, sports fields and the entire JCC building. And, as usual, campers will be interacting with schlihot (emissaries) from Israel.

A new unit Kohavim (Stars), for all 4th-6th graders, including more field trips and age-appropriate activities! s

Fox, too, is taking great care in upgrading the staff from previous years. Before citing all the upgrades and improvements in store for West Palm camp families, she wants to make it clear that the West Palm Beach edition of Camp Shalom and Camp Shalom Jr. will operate out of the Kaplan JCC as always, this summer. “We’re not going anywhere—except to take your kids on some great camp trips,” she says.

Circus Camp In small groups, circus campers learn and practice the art of one of 15 circus acts, including trick roller-skating, trapeze, fire-eating, aerial ballet, mini-trampoline, juggling, and other routines, then perform in front of an audience at the end of the week-long session. s

Yale is looking to transfer the success of his Sports Camp model to improve General Camp this summer. “I’m planning more specialties, more clinics, and more special events,” he says, adding proudly that many of the coming summer’s staff were former campers of his or have participated in his sports programs at the J.

New and improved trips for Tzofim (teen travel camp) including a Royal Caribbean Cruise, and a stay at Sandpiper Club Med in Port St. Lucie! s

Even though Yale is overseeing the entire camp this summer, he promises that, “Sports camp will be as strong as ever with better activities, clinics, and trips. Sports Campers in 4th-8th grades are going to Atlanta and North Carolina, while Sports Campers in 3rd-8th grade will be going to Tampa and Orlando.” He adds that his new responsibilities also include serving as Sports Director for the 3- and 4-year-olds in Camp Shalom Jr.



VPK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) VPK gives 4 year-olds a jump start by preparing them for school and enhancing their pre-reading, pre-math, language and social skills. By developing the skills children need to become strong readers and students at an early age, children are more likely to be successful in school. VPK classrooms offer high-quality programs that include high literacy standards, developmentally appropriate curricula, manageable class sizes, and qualified teachers. For more information, call 561-732-7620.

preschool early childhood learning center Tiny Toddler Town (Ages 6-24 mos.) Our Tiny Toddler Town Infant Care Program is designed to meet the needs of the youngest children in the community. This program encourages infants and toddlers to play through active exploration. The low teacher/child ratio allows for individual attention and provides an abundance of emotional support in a loving, safe nurturing environment. For more information, please call 561-732-7620. > Monday-Friday; 7:00 am-6:00 pm $940/mo; $990/mo (Includes intersession)

Preschool (Ages 2-3) Welcome to a world of wonder and excitement, of learning, exploring, and discovering, of spiritual growth and social development. We proudly serves families that share a common need: a highly individualized, Jewish-oriented, learning environment for children ages 2-4. Through active, hands-on learning experiences, our children have fun while exploring and making sense of the world and the people around them. For more information, please call 561-732-7620. > Monday-Friday; 9:00 am-1:00 pm $590/mo (Half day) > Monday, Wednesday & Friday; 9:00 am-1:00 pm $445/mo (Half day) > Tuesday & Thursday; 9:00 am-1:00 pm $350/mo (Half day) > Monday-Friday; 9:00 am-3:00 pm $650/mo (Full Day) > Monday, Wednesday & Friday; 9:00 am-3:00 pm $505/mo (Full Day) > Tuesday & Thursday; 9:00 am-3:00 pm $395/mo (Full Day) > Monday-Friday; 7:00 am-6:00 pm $750/mo (Preschool Plus) > Monday-Friday; 7:00 am-6:00 pm $800/mo (Preschool Plus; Includes intersession)

Pre-K (4 year-olds) This is an all-important developmental year for the emerging learner. It is through the Pre-K Program that a child will gain the final components of literacy and math knowledge to prepare for kindergarten. Our curriculum gives the structure and guidance children need to grow, in a fun, safe and nurturing environment. And our well-trained, dedicated and caring teachers nurture students through this transitional year before kindergarten. For more information, please call 561-732-7620. > Monday-Friday; 9:00 am-3:00 pm $650/mo (Full Day) > Monday-Friday; 7:00 am-6:00 pm $750/mo (Preschool Plus) > Monday-Friday; 7:00 am-6:00 pm $800/mo (Preschool Plus; Includes intersession)


> Monday-Friday; 9:00 am-3:00 pm State Voucher Required (Full Day) > Monday-Friday; 7:00 am-6:00 pm State Voucher + $100 (Preschool Plus) > Monday-Friday; 7:00 am-6:00 pm State Voucher + $150 (Preschool Plus; Includes intersession)

Preschool Birthday Parties Celebrate your child's next birthday at the JCC! Parties include theme, food, activities and will be run and coordinated by a JCC staff member. For more information call 561-740-9000.

aquatics > More preschool aquatics programming listed in the table below.

SafeStart速 In Florida, drowning ranks as the #1 cause of accidental death for children under age 4. Through the SafeStart速 program, children as young as 6 months are taught survival swimming. For more information call 561-736-4756. Ages 6 mos-6 yrs. > Ongoing program; Classes are by appt. only $300/Members; $450/Non-members ($105 registration fee required)

Free Swim Assessment Is your child able to survive an aquatic accident? Please call today to schedule your free assessment. We offer many levels of aquatic programs ranging from infant drowning prevention to group/private lessons for individuals of all ages. Call 561-736-4756 for more information.

preschool aquatics Safestart (6 mos. to 6 yrs.) > Monday-Friday; By Appt. Only $300/Members;$450/Non-members ($105 registration fee)

Swim Lessons/Crawlfish > Mondays and Wednesdays; Mar 23-Apr 22; 3:30-4:15 pm $60/Members; $90/Non-members (No class 4/8, 15) > Mondays and Wednesdays; May 4-June 1; 3:30-4:15 pm $60/Members; $90/Non-members (No class 5/25) > Mondays and Wednesdays; June 8-July 1; 3:30-4:15 pm $60/Members; $90/Non-members > Mondays and Wednesdays; July 13-Aug 5; 3:30-4:15 pm $60/Members; $90/Non-members

Swim Lessons/Private > Monday-Friday; By Appt. Only $20/Members; $30/Non-members (Half hour) $30/Members; $45/Non-members (Hour)

Swim Stroke Clinic (Ages 4-6) > Three days/week; 4:45-5:15 pm $50/Members; $75/Non-members (Per month) $120/Members; $180/Non-members (3 month package) Preschool aquatics classes are for ages 3-5 unless otherwise noted. For more information, please call 561-736-4756 or visit *Classes may be started at any time and prorated at enrollment (One week notice required). Dates/times are subject to change due to weather and enrollment.

classes Dance (Tap/Ballet)

Weird Science A hands-on experience allowing children to explore the world of science. Children perform experiments and are introduced to scientific phenomena. For more information, call 561-732-7620.

Children learn tap and ballet from a professional dance teacher with a recital at the end of the year. Tap and Ballet shoes required—to be provided by parents. For more information, call 561-732-7620.

> Tuesdays; Apr 21-June 2; 3:15-4:00 pm $77/Members; $115.50/Non-members

> Wednesdays; Apr 22-June 3; 3:00-3:45 pm $66/Members; $99/Non-members ($30 additional fee required)

Mind Lab

Healthy Cooking & Nutrition Children will learn that eating healthy can be fun! There will be weekly cooking projects with age appropriate discussion about nutrition. For more information, please call 561-732-7620. > Mondays; Apr 20-June 1; 1:15-2:00 pm $66/Members; $99/Non-members > Mondays; Apr 20-June 1; 3:15-4:00 pm $66/Members; $99/Non-members

We will offer our Pre-K children the opportunity to discover and develop essential skills. The curriculum captures children’s attention and systematically helps them to develop crucial thinking skills, life skills, and personal qualities. For more information, call 561-732-7620. > Fridays; Apr 24-June 5; 3:15-4:00 pm $108/Members & non-members

preschool rec classes

Math Mania Children will be on the road to “problem solving” through the use of math games that involve graphing and measuring. For more information, please call 561-732-7620.

Daddy & Me Basketball Clinic

> Wednesdays; Apr 22-June 3; 1:15-2:00 pm $77/Members; $115.50/Non-members


> Sundays; Apr 5-May 24; 9:15-10:00 am $90/Members; $135/Non-members > Mondays; Mar 30-June 1; 1:10-2:00 pm $90/Members; $135/Non-members (Ages 2-3; No class 4/6, 13) > Mondays; Mar 30-June 1; 1:10-2:00 pm $90/Members; $135/Non-members (Ages 4-5; No class 4/6, 13) > Wednesdays; Apr 1-June 3; 3:10-4:00 pm $132/Members; $198/Non-members (Ages 2-3; No class 4/8, 15) > Wednesdays; Apr 1-June 3; 3:10-4:00 pm $132/Members; $198/Non-members (Ages 4-5; No class 4/8, 15)

Soccer Clinic > Tuesdays; Mar 31-June 2; 1:10-2:00 pm $100/Members; $150/Non-members (Ages 2-5; No class 4/7, 14) > Mon. & Thurs.; May 11-June 1; 3:10-4:00 pm $50/Members; $75/Non-members (Ages 2-3; No class 4/7, 14)

Basketball Clinic > Wednesdays; Apr 1-June 3; 3:10-4:00 pm $100/Members; $150/Non-members (Ages 2-5; No class 4/8, 15) > Fridays; Apr 3-June 5; 3:10-4:00 pm $90/Members; $135/Non-members (Ages 2-5; No class 4/10, 17)

T-Ball Clinic > Tuesdays; Mar 31-June 2; 3:10-4:00 pm $100/Members; $150/Non-members (Ages 2-5; No class 4/7, 14) > Thursdays; Apr 2-June 4; 1:10-2:00 pm $100/Members; $150/Non-members (Ages 2-5; No class 4/9, 16)

Golf Clinic > Fridays; Apr 3-June 5; 1:10-2:00 pm $90/Members; $135/Non-members (Ages 2-5; No class 4/10, 17)

Cheerleading Clinic > Tuesdays; Mar 31-June 2; 1:10-2:00 pm $100/Members; $150/Non-members (No class 4/7, 14) > Tuesdays; Mar 31-June 2; 3:10-4:00 pm $100/Members; $150/Non-members (No class 4/7, 14)

Hip Hop > Mondays; Mar 9-May 18; 3:00-3:45 pm $120 (Wellington) > Fridays; Apr 3-June 5; 1:10-2:00 pm $90/Members; $135/Non-members (No class 4/10, 17) > Fridays; Apr 3-June 5; 3:10-4:00 pm $90/Members; $135/Non-members (No class 4/10, 17) Preschool rec classes are for ages 3-5 unless otherwise noted. For more information about our preschool rec classes, please call 561-509-0120 (Boynton Beach), 561-253-6030 (Wellington) or visit our website at *Classes may be started at any time and pro-rated at enrollment (One week notice required).



Summer Kick-off Pre-Camp/Sports Pre-Camp Get ready for the summer as you spend your week in either General or Sports Camp! Our General Camp will include arts & crafts, computers, playground, gym games, etc. while Sports Campers will be concentrating on Sports. Both groups will be swimming and going on field trips. Please remember to send your child with a swimsuit, towel, sneakers, and a kosher lunch each day. For more information, call 561-509-0120 or visit > June 4-June 12; 9:00 am-4:00 pm (Grades K-8) $225/Members; $330/Non-members

Shalom Post-Camp/Sports Post-Camp

children/teens Chaverim Afterschool Program Chaverim means "friends" and your child will be surrounded by plenty of them at Camp Shalom's Chaverim after-school program. Chaverim is an exciting and rewarding after-school program which provides ageappropriate activities in a safe, structured, and nurturing environment for Kindergartners through 5th grade. Our low child to staff ratio, a well-trained and energetic staff, and a variety of activities are geared to provide the finest quality after-school program. Children will also celebrate the Jewish holidays with special events and projects throughout the year and each week we welcome Shabbat with our Shabbat Oneg. For more information, call 561-712-5254 or visit

birthday parties

What a perfect way to end your summer in either of these camps. Our General Camp will include arts & crafts, computers, playground, gym games, etc. while Sports Campers will be concentrating on Sports. Both groups will be swimming and going on field trips. Please remember to send your child with a swimsuit, towel, sneakers, and a kosher daily lunch each day. For more information, call Coach Yale at 561-509-0120 or visit > Aug 10-14; 9:00 am-4:00 pm (Grades K-8) $175/Members; $250/Non-members

special needs Aftercare Enrichment Program We offer specialized aftercare programs for children ages 5-10 with Special Needs. Our well trained staff are fully equipped to help and nurture your special needs child with a low staff to child ratio. Our special needs programs are well known and respected throughout the community. Please call Bari Racow, Director of Special Needs, at 561-736-4758 for more information. > Mondays-Fridays; 2:00-6:00 pm (Ages 5-10)

Birthday Parties at the “J” Celebrate your child's next birthday party here at the JCC! Our hasslefree parties allow you to enjoy the day while we take care of all of the details. We offer a variety of themes ranging from sports, swimming, arts & crafts, cooking, and more for children grades K-8. For more information, please call 561-509-0120 or visit our website

Sports Birthday Parties Have your child’s Sports Birthday Party at the JCC! All parties last two hours and include both the gymnasium and a party room. Pick your sports theme, bring all of the goodies, and let us do the rest. For more information, please call 561-509-0120. Ages Pre-K-8th.

events Middle School Night Are you looking for something to do on a Saturday night? Come hang out at the JCC, bring your friends or make new ones. We will provide a different activity each month, snacks and more! For more information, please call 561-253-6030. > Second Saturday of each month; Ongoing; 6:00-10:00 pm $25 (Wellington)

camp shalom Camp Shalom Summer Camp Come explore the hero in you this summer at Camp Shalom, the JCC's day camp! At Camp Shalom campers participate in a variety of activities including daily swim lessons, free swim, nature, Israeli Culture, sports, arts and crafts, music, field trips, themed special events, dress up days and much more, in a safe, nurturing supportive environment. K-10th grade programming which varies based on age. Specialty camps, special needs, teen travel and sports camp programs are available as well. For more information about Camp Shalom please visit or call 561-740-9000.


Social-Pragmatic Group The Social Pragmatic Group is for children and teens with High Functioning Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and other related disabilities. The areas that are introduced include conflict resolution, decision making, responding to teasing, anger control strategies and showing respect to self and others. Call 561-736-4758 for more information.

children/teens rec classes

> Mondays; Apr 13-May 18; 4:00-5:00 pm $126/session (Wellington) > Mondays; Apr 13-May 18; 5:15-6:15 pm $126/session (Wellington)

> June 10-Aug 18 (Please call for practice/game $90/Members; $135/Non-members (Grades 1-2) > June 10-Aug 18 (Please call for practice/game $90/Members; $135/Non-members (Grades 3-4) > June 10-Aug 18 (Please call for practice/game $90/Members; $135/Non-members (Grades 5-6) > June 10-Aug 18 (Please call for practice/game $90/Members; $135/Non-members (Grades 7-9) > June 10-Aug 18 (Please call for practice/game $90/Members; $135/Non-members (Grades 10-12)

Special Needs Superstars with Coach Yale Learn all the basic skills of basketball with Coach Yale, Coach Steve, and Coach Scott! This clinic teaches basic fundamentals in dribbling, passing, shooting, etc. while having LOTS OF FUN! Each week the class will focus on the techniques and rules while giving the children a chance to be with their friends. This is a great opportunity to learn about sportsmanship and to have fun. Call 561-736-4758 for more information. > Wednesdays; Apr 15-May 27; 4:00-4:40 pm (Grades K-5) $112/JCC Members; $168/Non-members

Special Needs Art and Cooking Class Arts & Crafts and Cooking with Ms. Pam is so much fun! Come and join our Special Needs Cooking and Art class for high functioning children with Autism, ADD, ADHD, Aspergers Syndrome and non verbal learning disabilities. In this class, we will focus on how to function in a kitchen safely, learn daily kitchen skills and learn how to make many different fun snacks. We will also do projects that are creative with textures, shapes, colors holiday themed projects and so much more. This class is sure to be a huge hit! Please call 561-736-4758 for more information or to register for the class. Limited space is available. > Wednesdays; Apr 14-May 26; 4:30-5:15 pm (Grades K-5) $112/JCC Members; $168/Non-members

Camp Tikvah Don’t miss out on a summer camp experience for children and teens with varying exceptionalities such as cognitive, emotional, developmental and learning disabilities. We have staff that embraces each participant's individuality and supports campers in their efforts to improve their abilities and achieve their goals. New campers are assessed through the cooperative efforts of the Camp Tikvah Director, parents or guardians, and input from school or private service providers. Our low ratios give our campers the opportunity for adventure and accomplishment with the safest supervision standards. Families may also provide their own aides if they feel their children will benefit from a one to one ratio. If you are interested in sending your child and would like to receive a brochure, call 561-736-4758. > June 15-Aug 7; 9:00 am-4:00 pm $295/week

classes Macramé Jewelry Making Create one-of-a-kind macramé jewelry to wear for boys and girls. Learn to make bracelets, necklaces and more. You will go home with jewelry and enough materials to practice the techniques that you learn in class. Your friends will all want to know where you get your accessories! For more information, please call 561-253-6030. > Thursdays; Mar 5-May 21; 4:30-5:30 pm $120 (Wellington; Grades 3-6) NEW!

Zumba for Kids

Zumba for Kids combines Latin music with aerobics and dance to help achieve and maintain a healthy body, attitude and spirit. It’s easy, effective and fun and kids will have so much fun that they won’t even realize they’re exercising. For more information, please call 561-7364759 or visit > Tuesdays; Ongoing (8 week sessions); 3:00-4:00 pm $90/Members; $130/Non-members

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Cheerleading Clinic > Tuesdays; Mar 13-June 2; 4:10-5:00 pm $100/Members; $150/Non-members

Hip Hop > Mondays; Mar 9-May 18; 4:30-5:15 pm (No class 3/30) $120 (Wellington; Grades 2-4) > Fridays; Apr 3-June 5; 4:10-5:00 pm (No class 4/10, 17) $90/Members; $135/Non-members (Intermediate) > Fridays; Apr 3-June 5; 5:10-6:00 pm (No class 4/10, 17) $90/Members; $135/Non-members (Advanced)

Zumba for Kids > Tuesdays; Ongoing (8 week sessions); 3:00-4:00 pm $90/Members; $130/Non-members Children/teen rec classes are for Grades K-5 unless otherwise noted. For more information, please call 561-509-0120 (Boynton Beach), 561-253-6030 (Wellington) or visit our website at *Classes may be started at any time and prorated at enrollment (One week notice required).

children/teens aquatics Safestart (6 mos. to 6 yrs.) > Monday-Friday; By Appt. Only $300M;$450NM ($105 registration fee)

Swim Lessons/Minnows (Ages 6-10) > Mondays and Wednesdays; Mar 23-Apr 22; 4:30-5:15 pm $60/Members; $90/Non-members (No class 4/8, 15) > Mondays and Wednesdays; May 4-June 1; 4:30-5:15 pm $60/Members; $90/Non-members (No class 5/25) > Mondays and Wednesdays; June 8-July 1; 4:30-5:15 pm $60/Members; $90/Non-members > Mondays and Wednesdays; July 13-Aug 5; 4:30-5:15 pm $60/Members; $90/Non-members

Swim Lessons/Private > Monday-Friday; By Appt. Only $20/Members; $30/Non-members (Half hour) $30/Members; $45/Non-members (Hour)

Swim Stroke Clinic (Ages 6+) > Three days/week; 5:15-6:00 pm $50/Members; $75/Non-members (Per month) $120/Members; $180/Non-members (3 month package) Children/teen aquatics classes are for Grades K-5 unless otherwise noted. For more information about our children/teen aquatics classes, please call 561-736-4756 or visit our website at *Classes may be started at any time and prorated at enrollment (One week notice required).



Family Water Park Day Save the date for this popular and exciting annual event! Spend the morning with your family at the Wellington Aquatics center, experience water slides, diving boards and their splash park for the youngest family members! Breakfast will be provided. For more information, please call 561-253-6030. > Sunday; June 28; 9:00 am-Noon; Wellington Aquatics Center Please call for pricing.


parenting/families Shalom Baby If you or someone you know is expecting or has recently celebrated the birth or adoption of a child, let us wish you or them “Mazel Tov” with a complimentary gift package and invitations to programming events. The Shalom Baby Welcome Package has been designed especially for Jewish families and is filled with baby items and educational materials including a handy resource guide. To receive or send a “Shalom Baby” package, call 561-736-4757 or email

Shalom Belly Pregnant? Are you an expectant Shalom Baby family? Know someone who is? Register at or call Melissa at 561-736-4757.

Musical Mommy and Me This class is music education disguised as play! By active participation with you, your children will be introduced to a wide variety of musical scales, rhythms, instruments and styles that help to stimulate their musical growth. Children of different ages can enjoy class together. For more information, please call Melissa at 561-736-4757. > Tuesdays; Apr 21-May 26; 9:15 and 10:15 am $72/Members; $102/Non-members > Tuesdays; June 16-Aug 4; 9:15 and 10:15 am $96/Members; $136/Non-members

Mommy and Me Art Class Print, color and create special age-appropriate art project with your children during this new art class. Each week children will be able to take home an art project designed and created by and for them. For more information, please call Melissa at 561-736-4757. > Thursdays; Apr 23-May 28; 9:15 am $72/Members; $102/Non-members

Bris-Kit Kosher with all the trimmings. Expecting a boy? Inside this basket you’ll find everything you need for a brit-milah–plus a special gift for the family! Call Melissa at 561-736-4757 to purchase your Bris-Kit.

events Mother’s Day Bazaar Do all of your Mother’s Day shopping in one place. There will be a fabulous array of vendors to choose from, items will be geared towards mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and daughters. This is the first time this event is being offered in Wellington. For more information, please call 561-253-6030. > Sunday; Apr 20; 9:00 am-1:30 pm (Wellington)

Meet & Greet: Listening, Learning & Limits Does your child push your buttons? How can I be consistent in a wild world? What do we do when others are not on the same page? What do I do when I don’t know WHAT to do? Get answers to these questions and more with Jane Sacknowitz, LCSW and Parenting Specialist from Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Services. For more information, please call 561-253-6030. > Wednesday; Apr 22; 5:30 pm $5 (Wellington)

Mother/Daughter Tea Enjoy an afternoon of High Tea with mothers, daughters, and grandmothers. Register online at or call 561-736-4753. > Sunday; May 3; 2:00 pm (Ritz Carlton Hotel, Manalapan) $36/Adults; $25/Children (Ages 5-14)

Shalom Baby Pool Party Join us for our end of the year pool party at the Hochman JCC in Boynton Beach. For more information and to register, please contact Melissa at 561-736-4757. > Sunday; June 7; 10:00 am-Noon $18/family (Members); $27/family (Non-Members)


Shalom Toddler Help develop your little one’s language and literary skills of tomorrow, today! Shalom Toddler will grow your child’s inquisitive mind through stories, arts and crafts, songs, puppets and more, while nurturing the natural parent/child bond. For more information, call 561-736-4757. > Wednesdays; Apr 22-May 27; 9:30 am (Ages 18-24 mos.) $72/Members; $170/Non-members > Wednesdays; Apr 22-May 27; 10:30 am (Ages 2-3) $72/Members; $170/Non-members

Shabbat and Story Time Join us as we create Shabbat magic every week! Sing songs, light candles, and get that “Shabbat Feeling”, then head back into class to bring the spirit of Shabbat into the home with stories and songs while sharing parenting experiences. Led by Alissa Strackman, MED. For more information, please call Melissa at 561-736-4757. > Fridays; Apr 24-May 22; 9:15 am $36/Members; $54/Non-members

Prenatal Yoga For expectant mothers, connect with yourself and your baby while embarking on the journey of motherhood. Regular yoga practice can relieve some of the discomforts of pregnancy and begin to prepare your body for childbirth. For more information, please call 561-253-6030 or visit > Mondays; Apr 20-June 1; 9:15-10:15 am $72 (Wellington; No class 5/25)

Mommy and Baby Yoga This is a total mind, body and spiritual experience for both Mom and Baby! Meet other moms while getting back in shape and enjoying meaningful interaction with your baby. For more information, call 561-2536030 or visit > Mondays; Mar 2-May 11; 10:30-11:15 am $120 (Wellington; Ages 4 weeks-8 mos.)

Music Together Families share songs, instrument play, rhythm chants and movement activities in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers participate at their own levels in family-style classes of mixed ages. Parents and caregivers contribute to the enrichment of their child’s music environment, regardless of their own musical abilities. For more information, please call 561-253-6030 or visit > Tuesdays; Mar 17-May 26; 9:30-10:15 am $157 (Wellington; Ages birth-4) > Tuesdays; Mar 17-May 26; 10:30-11:15 am $157 (Wellington; Ages birth-4)

Shabbat Is Here A playgroup environment for Moms, Dads, Caregivers and their children is provided with a special focus on Shabbat. Each week we will feature stories, songs and activities. The highlight of the class will be a Shabbat celebration including candle lighting, sweet grape juice (Kiddush) and yummy challah (Motzi). For more information, call 561-253-6030 or visit > Fridays; Apr 17-May 22; 10:00-11:00 am $60 (Wellington; Ages 1-4)

playgroups/clubs Wee Play For all Moms, Dads, and Caregivers. Bring your children to our open drop in play session. Wee-Play is an opportunity for you to come when you can to play with old friends, or make new ones. Drop in and let your children play in one of our three activity rooms to draw, color, climb, build, read, or eat lunch. For more information, please call 561-2536030 or visit > Wednesdays; Ongoing; 9:30-11:30 am $3 (Wellington; Ages birth-4)

Bagels and Babies Popular informal get-together of Shalom Baby mothers and babies. Meets monthly at three separate locations throughout the community. Please call Melissa at 561-736-4757 or visit to find meeting location and times. > Ongoing (Monthly); Please call for dates/times FREE

Shalom Baby Book Club Monthly meetings at at the Kaplan JCC in West Palm Beach. Please call Melissa at 561-736-4757 or visit our website at for current book and location. > Ongoing (Monthly); Please call for dates/times FREE




Happy Hour at Bar Louie Mix and mingle with plenty of other fabulous Jewish Young Adults at happy hour! Hang out with good friends and make new ones while networking at this trendy bar. Enjoy great drink specials and a buffet of appetizers and desserts. Bring a new friend and your entry is FREE! See you there! For more information or to RSVP, please contact Tami at > Wednesday; Apr 22; 6:00-8:00 pm; Bar Louie, Boynton Beach $5

Cooking Up a Storm

young adults > JCC Young Adults (YAS) activities and events are open to both singles and couples between the ages of 21-45. YAS programs are a wonderful way to network, meet young professionals, experience a rewarding time volunteering or create meaningful spiritual connections. If you are new in town, looking to make new friends, interested in exploring your Jewish identity or would just like to have some good fun, JCC Young Adults has something for you! For more information, contact Tami at Our events are often planned ‘on-the-fly’ as popular community events and ideas come up, so be sure to check our website at

Shabbat Services & Dinner What better a way to end your week than with services, good food and intimate conversations while meeting new people at a nice Shabbat dinner. Services begin at 6:30 pm and dinner will be served at 7:30 pm. Please feel welcome to join us at this Modern Orthodox synagogue regardless of your level of observance. Advance registration is required for this program, no money will be accepted at the door. Please sign up online by Wednesday, April 1st. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Tami at

When was the last time you ate a homemade meal prepared by YOU? Cook up a storm with other fabulous young adults just like you and get a plethora of delicious, simple recipes for Shabbat and everyday cooking. There will be tons to eat, so come hungry and leave happy! Please register at > Wednesday; May 6; 7:00 pm; Palm Beach Jewish Center $13/Members; $15/Non-members (By 5/3) $15/Members; $18/Non-members (At the door)

Beer & Wings Social Evening Join us for a tasty evening of mixing-n-mingling while sipping & sampling! Whole Foods’ Wine and Beer specialist will educate our Young Adults on top beers, local, domestic and imported, while we enjoy drinking them along with their specialty smoked wings. Space is limited. To sign up, please go to > Wednesday; May 20; 7:00 pm; Whole Foods Market, Wellington $10/Members; $12/Non-members (By 5/18) $12/Members; $15/Non-members (At the door)

Shabbat Services/Wine & Cheese Mixer Enjoy a lively musical Shabbat B’Yachad reform service followed by a nice candle lit wine & cheese social in the temple’s newly renovated, chic and sophisticated lounge. Mix and mingle with friends while meeting new people in a beautiful ambience; what a fantastic way to end the work week and welcome the Shabbat. Services start at 7:30 and social follows at 8:30pm. To sign up, please go to

> Friday; Apr 3; 6:30 pm; Palm Beach Synagogue, Palm Beach $15/Members; $18/Non-members

> Friday; May 22; 7:30 pm; Temple Emanu-El, Palm Beach FREE event

Passover Second Seder

Israeli Movie Night

Enjoy the second night of Passover celebrating with friends in a big family-like gathering at Temple Beth David. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and experience Passover in a casual and festive environment. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Tami at

Enjoy a recent Israeli hit film followed by an intriguing discussion with our wonderfully cheerful community emissary from Israel, young adult Rotem Paz. We will socialize and of course, eat while watching the movie and enjoy spending time together at this charming spot on the intercoastal. Register at

> Thursday; Apr 9; Time TBA; Temple Beth David, PBG Price TBA

> Tuesday; June 2; 7:00 pm; Old Key Lime House, Lantana Price TBA

Meet Jews @ the Zoo!

Self Defense Class

Experience an afternoon at the zoo – have fun hanging with the animals and other young adults too! For more information or to RSVP, please contact Tami at

Learn the right moves and be prepared to fight off an attacker! Self defense isn't just spraying mace or kicking a guy in the groin, its gaining confidence and doing everything possible to avoid fighting someone who threatens or attacks you and using your intelligence, not your fists... Learn self defense and there will be no need to be scared anymore! Register online at

> Sunday; Apr 19; Time TBA; Dreher Park Zoo, West Palm Beach Price TBA

Holocaust Memorial Day Program Meet an incredible Jewish heroine... Join JCC Young Adults for a special evening listening to Holocaust survivor Mrs. Roslyn Schindler describe her experiences in Auschwitz, Birkenau, Theresienstadt. Hear what it was like to do slave-labor work in a munitions factory and watch a historical documentary depicting the Nazis' attempt to annihilate the Jews, Jewish resistance, and the heroic efforts of Holocaust survivors to reach Israel. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Tami at > Monday; Apr 27; 7:00 pm; Palm Beach Jewish Center, Palm Beach $5/Members; $7/Non-members (By 4/23) $7/Members; $9/Non-members (At the door)

> Wednesday; June 17; 7:00 pm; Hochman JCC Price TBA

Karoke Ever dream of becoming the next Madonna or just love the spotlight? Laugh it up with your friends and what better way to meet new ones than while making fools of ourselves on stage… whether you’re good, bad or ugly, come on out and take a turn up at the mic and enjoy some good tunes with us! For more information or to RSVP, please contact Tami at > Thursday; June 25; 7:00 pm; The Coffee Shack, Wellington Price TBA



Line Dancing/Intermediate This class is for the experienced line dancer. It is an opportunity to improve your skills and learn new dances while having a great workout and lots of fun. For more information, please call 561-736-4751. > Wednesdays; Ongoing (Six week sessions); 10:00-11:00 am $36/Members; $54/Non-members

Antiques and Collectibles Learn the techniques of identifying and purchasing antiques and discuss with others what to buy and sell and what is not worth the investment. For more information, please call 561-736-4751.

adults JCC Green Market Come join us every Friday from 8:00am to 1:00pm for the JCC Green Market. You can find almost every type of herb, vegetable, plants, soaps and fruit drinks. There is a Kosher Bakery where the challah is mouth watering and the rugala is to die for. We even have a ""doggy" Bakery" where you can find every treat for your dog! For more information, please call 561-736-4751.


> Mondays; Ongoing (Six week sessions); 9:30 am-Noon $50/Members; $75/Non-members

Watercolor w/ Rubin Levine Beginners and experienced painters alike are all welcome to join this class and learn from one of the best. This class has produced amazing works of art and every season the class proudly exhibits their beautiful watercolor paintings. For more information, call 561-736-4751. > Tuesdays; Ongoing (Six week sessions); 9:30 am-Noon $80/Members; $120/Non-members (Materials not included) NEW!

> Please call for dates/times. $48/Members; $72/Non-members

An Afternoon of Fine Art & High Tea Join us for a mid-morning tour of the Norton Museum’s exhibit of Roman Vishniak’s photos titled Selections from the Vanished World chronicles of World War II ghettos. We will also see the landscapes of Georgia O’Keeffe, Ansel Adams and various French Impressionists. The tour begins at 11:30 am. Ladies, please wear a pretty hat! Contact Sandi to make reservations at 561-736-4752 or > Thursday; Apr 23; 11:30 am $30/Members; $45/Non-members

Lust for Life Singles Dance (Ages 59+)

“Make it and Take it” Art Class

In this art class you can create an oil painting in four hours and take home with you that day. Ruth Shapiro teaches the "Bob Ross" method, as seen on TV. For more information, call 561-736-4751.


Laughter Yoga

Learn how to bring more joy, happiness and laughter into your life with this new, refreshing approach to physical, mental and spiritual well being. Simple, playful laughter exercises combined with yogic breathing techniques. For more information, call 561-253-6030. > Wednesdays; Apr 22-May 27; 10:00-11:45 am $60 (Wellington)


Join us and dance to the melodious sounds of DJ Perry Peres! Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 561-736-4751.

Lust for Life Singles

> Thursday; May 14; 7:00-9:30 pm $6/Members; $9/Non-members

The group meets every Wednesday evening to discuss the Mars and Venus relationship between men and women. Coffee and sweets are provided. For more information, please call 561-736-4751.

Whole Foods Luncheon

> Wednesdays; Ongoing; 7:00-9:00 pm FREE/Members; $5/Non-members

Join the JCC for a tour and lunch at Whole Foods Marketplace in Wellington. We'll tour Whole Foods Markets, and then savor a fish lunch, prepared by their renowned chefs. For more information, call 561-7364751 or visit > Tuesday; May 19; 11:00 am $20/Members; $30/Non-members

classes SeniorNet Computer Classes Since May 1995, SeniorNet of Boynton Beach, Inc. has been fulfilling its nonprofit mission to provide older adults education for, and access to, computer technology. Its main purpose is to teach seniors how to use and enjoy computers. With no more than 15 students per class, students will have their own computers to work on. Each class has an instructor and two or more coaches working as a team to assist in the learning process. Space is limited! Due to the limited number of seats, there is a strict no refund, no cancellation, no reschedule policy. If you would like to receive the SeniorNet brochure containing detailed classes descriptions, please call 561-736-4751. > See opposite page for class schedule. *No classes in June, July or August. Classes to resume in September.



Gents ‘N Jewels/Active Singles Club

A new group for singles in theirs 40’s and 50’s. Further details to be announced. For more info, call 561-736-4751 or visit > Call for Dates/Times/Prices

Let’s Talk About Us We all have “issues” that we cannot always discuss with a spouse or friend. During these group sessions the ladies will have a chance to discuss their “issues” and while discussing these topics will discover that they are not alone. How to handle problems and deal with issues will come as a result of involved, honest discussions. Ladies Only 60+. For more information, call 561-736-4751. > Thursdays; Ongoing; 1:00 pm FREE/Members; $5/Non-members

Current Events & Coffee Discuss the latest news with other interested people. All topics will be discussed, world events and local items, serious issues and humorous affairs. Refreshments served. For more information call 561-736-4751. > Thursdays; Ongoing; 1:00 pm FREE/Members; $5/Non-members

seniornet computer classes 101 Introduction to Computers > > > >

Mondays; Apr 6-20; 8:30-10:30 am; $50 Mondays; Apr 13-27; 1:30-3:30 pm; $50 Mondays; May 4-18; 8:30-10:30 am; $50 Wednesdays; May 6-20; 1:30-3:30 pm; $50

102 Window Intermediate > Tuesdays; Apr 7-28 (No class 4/14); 1:30-3:30 pm; $50 > Tuesdays; May 5-19 1:30-3:30 pm; $50

103 Windows Advanced > Thursdays; May 7-21; 1:30-3:30 pm; $50

104 Exploring Windows Vista > Mondays; Apr 13-27; 11:00 am–1:00 pm; $50 > Mondays; May 4-18; 11:00 am–1:00 pm; $50

105 Computer Security and Maintenance > Mondays; Apr 17-May 1; 1:30-3:30 pm; $50 > Mondays; May 4-18; 1:30-3:30 pm; $50

106 What’s Your Problem? > Tuesdays; Apr 28; 11:00 am–1:00 pm; $20 > Tuesdays; May 19; 11:00 am–1:00 pm; $20

305 E-Mail > Wednesdays; Apr 22; 1:30-3:30 pm; $30 > Wednesdays; May 6; 11:00 am–1:00 pm; $30

306 Surfing the Internet > Tues., Wed. & Thurs.; Apr 28-30; 8:30-10:30 am; $50 > Tues., Wed. & Thurs.; May 19-21; 8:30-10:30 am; $50

400 Digital Camera Basics > Tuesday; Apr 7; 11:00 am–1:00 pm; $30 > Tuesday; May 5; 11:00 am–1:00 pm; $30

404 Save, Share and Fix Digital Photos > Tues., Wed. & Thurs.; Apr 21-23; 11:00 am–1:00 pm; $50 > Tues., Wed. & Thurs.; May 12-14; 11:00 am–1:00 pm; $50

405 Online Printing/Sharing > Wed. & Thurs.; Apr 29 & 30; 11:00 am–1:00 pm; $40 > Wed. & Thurs.; May 20 & 21; 11:00 am–1:00 pm; $40 *No classes in June, July and August. Classes to resume in September. To receive a brochure containing detailed classes descriptions, please call 561-736-4751.

Political Flashpoint Looking for a few conservatives and liberals who are not afraid to verbally mix it up! Refreshments served. For details, call 561-736-4751. > Mondays; Ongoing; 12:30-2:30 pm $3/Members; $6/Non-members

Boomers Club A group of fun loving adults 50’s to mid-60’s looking to meet others with similar interests and develop new friendships. JCC Members (Couples) Only. The club meets for a variety of programs including holiday parties, social outings and more. Newcomers may attend one event prior to joining the JCC. Call 561-736-4751 for more information.

Senior Singles Group 59+ A facilitator will lead exciting discussions, then leave time for mingling with friends. Enjoy the living room of our Wellington office, have fun in a relaxed setting. For more information, please call 561-253-6030. > Tuesdays (Twice Monthly); Ongoing; 6:30-8:00 pm $3 (Wellington)



bridge/mah jongg/canasta Duplicate Bridge > Fridays; Apr 3-24 (No class 4/10); 12:30-3:30 pm $5/Members; $8/Non-members

Learn to Play Mah Jongg > Please call for dates/times. $48/Members; $72/Non-members

Gameroom (Mah Jongg/Canasta/Bridge) > Tuesdays; Ongoing (Closed 6/16-7/31); 1:00-3:30 pm FREE/Members; $2/Non-members

Drop-In Mah Jongg > Thursdays; Ongoing; 9:30 am-Noon $2 (Wellington) For more information, please call 561-736-4751, 561-253-6030 (Wellington) or visit *Classes may be started at any time and pro-rated at enrollment (One week notice required).

adult rec classes Stickball Leagues (Ages 50+) > Fridays; Jan 23-May 1; 9:00 am-1:00 pm $40/Members; $60/Non-members

Swim Lessons/Private > By Appt. Only (Discount packages available) $20/Members; $30/Non-members (Half hour) $30/Members; $45/Non-members (Hour)

Tennis Lessons/Private > By Appt. Only (Discount packages available) $35/Members; $40/Non-members (Half hour) $65/Members; $70/Non-members (Hour)

Water Aerobics > Monday, Wednesdays & Fridays; Ongoing; 8:00-9:00 am FREE/Members; $10/Non-members Adult rec classes are for ages 18+ unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 561-740-9000 or visit *Classes may be started at any time and pro-rated at enrollment (One week notice required).




SilverSneakers® I Muscular Strength (B,I,A) Increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity for daily living skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a ball are offered for resistance; and a chair for seated and/or standing support.

SilverSneakers® II Cardio Circuit (I,A) A more intense SilverSneakers® workout that includes standing nonimpact choreography designed to increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance alternated with standing upper body strength work.

SilverSneakers® Yoga Stretch (B,I,A) This class will be taught from both seated and standing positions to enhance the flow and energy created in combination with restorative breathing exercises. Increase flexibility and balance to improve each individual’s sense of well being.

fitness center

Spin (I,A) Our spinning program incorporates the physiological and biomechanical techniques of sports psychology to bring aerobic and anaerobic training to a whole new level. Please bring a towel and water.


Body Wellness® Family Fit

In March the JCC will be launching The Body Wellness® Family Fit Program. This unique program is a personal training service for the entire family. The program includes a nutritional component, which is a very important part to health and a much over looked aspect of American family dining. Families are taught to make healthy selections, especially at lunchtime when kids are usually eating quick fix nutrient poor fast foods. The program provides customized fitness training, evaluations, home exercise programs, weekly check-ups, and a variety of other services. For more information, call 561-702-7268.

group fitness > FREE to JCC Members; $10 Non-members (Schedule on opposite page) (B Beginner; I Intermediate; A Advanced)

Step (B,I,A) A fun, challenging and high energy step workout. Come have fun and burn calories... before you know it, the hour is up!

Tae Kwon-Do (B,I,A)* Tae Kwon- Do is a martial art and combat sport originating in Korea. In this class you will learn self-defense and discipline while exercising.

Tai Chi Qi Gong (B,I,A)* A total mind, body and spiritual experience. This class improves strength and the relaxing movements calm the body and reduce stress.

Water Aerobics (B,I,A) Set to great music, this class is designed to improve cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength, and flexibility.

20/20/20 (B,I,A) Perfect for every fitness level. The class is divided into aerobics, body sculpting, abs and stretch.

Yogalites (B,I,A) Fusion of the flexibility of yoga with the core strength of pilates. Flow based class.

Cardio Blast (B,I,A) Low impact, high-energy aerobics to get you in gear for a total body strengthening work out.

Cardio Combatives (B,I,A) Versatile approach to fitness using punches, jabs, hooks, uppercuts and kicks. Guaranteed to reduce your stress and improve strength, coordination and overall endurance. All levels of fitness welcome.

Circuit Spin (I,A)

Zumba (B,I,A)* Aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body and maximize caloric output and fat burning. A mixture of body sculpting movements with easy to follow dance steps.

personal training

Classic Cardio (B,I,A)

> Our personal one-on-one training program is top notch. All trainers are certified, friendly and motivating. 24-Hour Cancellation Policy: All JCC and in-home personal training must be reserved with a credit card and scheduled in advance prior to the appointment. Cancellation without notification will result in full billing for the appointment.

Low impact, low intensity moves combined with overall toning and flexibility to give a complete total body workout.

Individual Training Sessions

This class incorporates a 50 minute challenging aerobic spin class along with upper body toning and an abdominal workout.

Gentle Hatha Yoga (B,I,A) A more passive approach to positive, flexibility and strength development. Gentle body movements that ease in with breath and relaxation.

Ideal for those who need extra help or motivation, professional guidance or want to improve their current fitness level. Certified personal trainers are available at reasonable rates. > $60 hour/$40 half hour MEMBER PACKAGE: $550 (10 hour sessions); $350 (10 half hour sessions)

Mat Pilates (B,I,A) This exercise system focuses on increasing flexibility and strength to build more defined, longer, leaner muscles. It engages your mind and body allowing a new awareness of muscle function and control.

Power Pump (B,I,A) One hour of intensive strength training for the entire body. Class will utilize weights, bands and whatever toys are available.


Partners In Training If you don’t want to work out alone, and have a friend, spouse, or roommate, this is the perfect program. Challenge each other while having fun under the supervision of our certified personal trainers. One training session for two people. > $80 hour/$60 half hour MEMBER PACKAGE: $750 (10 hour sessions); $570 (10 half hour sessions)

>> group fitness schedule monday


Water Aerobics

Mat Pilates



Water Aerobics 8:00-9:00 am



Water Aerobics Cardio Blast


Power Pump

Yoga Classic Cardio

9:00-10:00 am

Cardio Combatives

(8:30-9:30 am)

Power Pump

Circuit Spin (9:15-10:15 am)

Classic Cardio

Step (9:30-10:30 am)

(9:15-10:15 am)

Mat Pilates (9:30-10:30 am)

Tai Chi Qi Gong*


(10:15-11:15 am)

10:00-11:00 am

Mat Pilates

Line Dancing*

(10:30-11:30 am)

(9:30-10:30 am)

11:00-11:45 am

SilverSneakers® I

SilverSneakers® II

Noon-1:00 pm

SilverSneakers® Yoga Stretch


SilverSneakers® II

SilverSneakers® II

(1:00-1:45 pm)

(1:00-1:45 pm)

4:00-6:00 pm

Tae Kwon-Do*

Tae Kwon-Do*

6:00-7:00 pm


Gentle Hatha Yoga

1:00-2:00 pm

(11:15 am-Noon)

SilverSneakers® I

SilverSneakers® II


SilverSneakers® Yoga Stretch

Gentle Hatha Yoga SilverSneakers® II

(11:15 am-Noon)


Tai Chi Qi Gong* (11:45 am-12:45 pm)

SilverSneakers® II

SilverSneakers® II

(1:00-1:45 pm)

(1:00-1:45 pm)

Tae Kwon-Do*


SilverSneakers® II

Tae Kwon-Do* (2:00-5:30 pm)


(6:30-7:30 pm)


7:00-8:00 pm

Power Pump

Babysitting The JCC Babysitting facility is intended for children whose parents are utilizing the Health, Recreation, and Wellness Facility. Please note that parents must remain on the JCC campus at all times. For a full copy of all the babysitting rules and regulations or to make a reservation please call 561-740-9000. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

9:00-11:30 am 8:00 am-1:00 pm 8:00 am-1:00 pm 8:00 am-1:00 pm 8:00 am-1:00 pm 8:00 am-1:00 pm

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synagogue directory Anshei Chesed Congregation O

Chabad of Palm Beach Island O

PO Box 740291 Boynton Beach, FL 33474 561-735-0402

Beit Chaverim

Rabbi Zalman Levitan 234 Australian Avenue Palm Beach, FL 33480 561-659-3884

PO Box 30878 Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420 561-478-8558

Chabad of West Palm Beach O

Chabad of Central Lake Worth O Rabbi Mendel Rosenfeld 5004 Cobalt Court Greenacres, FL 33463 561-649-8468

The Gardens Shul O Rabbi Dovid Vigler 445 Woodview Circle Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 561-202-8036

Chabad House of the Palm Beaches O Rabbi Shlomo Ezagui 844 Prosperity Farms Road N Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33408 561-624-7004

Chabad Jewish Center of Jupiter O Rabbi Berel Barash 112 Dunmore Drive Jupiter, FL 33458 561-694-6950

Chabad Jewish Center of Martin and St. Lucie Counties O Rabbi Shlomo Uminer 2809 SW Sunset Trail Palm City, FL 34990 772-288-0606

Chabad-Lubavitch of Greater Boynton Beach O Rabbi Sholom Ciment 10655 El Clair Ranch Road Boynton Beach, FL 33437 561-732-4633

Chabad-Lubavitch of Wellington O Rabbi Manechem Mendel Muskal 12785 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Unit C Wellington, FL 33414 561-333-4663


Rabbi Yoel Gancz 2716 S. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, FL 33405 561-835-8404

Congregation Aitz Chaim O Rabbi J. Simcha Cohen 2518 N. Haverhill Road West Palm Beach, FL 33417 561-686-5055

Congregation Anshei Sholom C Rabbi Bernard Stefansky 5348 Grove Street West Palm Beach, FL 33417 561-684-3212

Congregation B’nai Avraham C Rabbi Dr. David J. Abrams 12794 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 6 Wellington, FL 33414 561-793-4347

Congregation L’Dor V’Dor R Rabbi Barry Silver 7436 Rockbridge Circle Lake Worth, FL 33467 561-968-0688

Congregation Shir Hadash C

Palm Beach Synagogue O

Temple Beth Torah R

Rabbi Moshe Scheiner 120 N. County Road Palm Beach, FL 33480 561-838-9002

Rabbi Stephen Pinsky 900 Big Blue Trace Wellington, FL 33414 561-793-2700

Temple B’nai Jacob C

Temple Beth Tikvah C

Rabbi Michael Korman 2177 S. Congress Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33406 561-433-5957

Rabbi Howard Shub 4550 Jog Road Greenacres, FL 33467 561-967-3600

Temple Beit HaYam R

Temple Beth Zion C

Rabbi Jonathan P. Kendall 951 Monterey Commons Blvd. Stuart, FL 34996 772-286-1531

Rabbi Bertram Kieffer 129 Sparrow Drive Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411 561-798-8888

Temple Beth Am R

Temple Emanu-El C

Rabbi Alon Levkovitz 2250 Central Boulevard Jupiter, FL 33458 561-747-1109

Rabbi Michael Resnick 190 N. County Road Palm Beach, FL 33480 561-832-0804

Temple Beth David C

Temple Israel R

Rabbi Michael P. Singer 4657 Hood Road Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-694-2350

Rabbi Richard Chappin 1901 N. Flagler Drive West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561-833-8421

Temple Beth El C

Temple Judea R

Rabbis Steven Westman & Leonid Feldman 2815 N. Flagler Drive West Palm Beach, FL 33407 561-833-0339

Temple Beth El Israel R Rabbi Arthur Rutberg 551 S.W. Bethany Drive Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 772-336-2424

Rabbi David Goldstein PO Box 671 Jupiter, FL 33468 561-625-9518

Temple Beth Kodesh C

Golden Lakes Temple C

Temple Beth Shalom R

Rabbi Leonard Zucker 1470 Golden Lakes Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33411 561-689-9430

Rabbi Michael Birnholz 365 43rd Avenue Vero Beach, FL 32968 772-569-4700

New Synagogue of Palm Beach O

Temple Beth Sholom C

235 Sunrise Avenue Palm Beach, Florida 33480 561 514-4064

C Conservative; O Orthodox; R Reform

Rabbi Michael C. Simon 501 N.E. 26th Avenue Boynton Beach, FL 33435 561-586-9428

Rabbi Nathan Rose 9776-D South Military Trail Boynton Beach, FL 33436 561-738-1506

Rabbi Joel Levine 4311 Hood Road Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-624-4633

Temple Shaarei Shalom R Rabbi Anthony Fratello 9085 Hagen Ranch Road Boynton Beach, FL 33437 561-364-9054

Temple Torah of West Boynton Beach C Rabbi Geoffrey Botnick 8600 Jog Road Boynton Beach, FL 33437 561-369-1112

new program!!!

>>> Body Wellness®

Family Fit

Launches at the J In conjunction with its emphasis on healthy living the Hochman JCC has added to its already substantial menu of health and fitness programming an innovative way to workout called Family Fit. Offered by local company Body Wellness®, this unique program is a personal training regimen for the entire family. The only program of its kind, Body Wellness® Family Fit helps families get healthy together with a comprehensive program that is simple and effective. The program includes a nutritional component, which is a much over looked aspect of American family dining. Families are taught to make healthy selections, especially at lunch time when kids are usually eating quick-fix, nutrient-poor fast foods. The program provides customized fitness training, home exercise programs, and many other services. Program creator and executive director Melissa Berkowitz says, “This program addresses an area that American families need to focus on together—their health and well being. The health habits that children learn in their formative years stay with them throughout their lives.” Berkowitz adds, “Life today is so hectic, and family life has become so disjointed, that the program is a great way for families to bond and at the same time learn to live healthier lives.” The fun group family sessions are challenging, educational, motivating and give the family the confidence to continue their healthy lifestyle. The one-hour sessions are held indoors or outside when weather permits. The sessions include both cardiovascular and strength training and are tailored to each individual’s fitness level and age. Sessions can be scheduled up until 8 p.m. on weekdays as well as weekends. The program works with up to four family members, ages 5 and older. Each program is tailored to each family’s specific needs and is closely monitored by the trainer and director of the program. Trainers will schedule appointments with families at their convenience. g Program workshops will be held throughout the month providing information and program demonstration. For more information, call Andrea at the J at 561-736-4753.



The Fifth Diamond >>> Holocaust survivor and author Irene Zisblatt to speak at Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration



espite incredible odds, Irene Weisberg Zisblatt survived the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during WWII. Her mother gave her four diamonds to be used to buy bread should she ever find herself hungry during the war, but those diamonds gave Irene Weisberg Zisblatt the fortitude to survive the Holocaust. ''I cannot buy bread with your diamonds, but as long as I am alive they will stay with me,'' she writes in her memoir, The Fifth Diamond: The Story of Irene Weisberg Zisblatt.

Born Chana Seigelstein, Zisblatt lived in Hungary with her parents and five siblings. In 1942, when she was 11, her mother, Rachel, sewed the diamonds into the hem of her skirt before she was taken by the Nazis to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland. But it took Zisblatt 50 years to overcome the terror and shame of her Holocaust experience and speak about it for the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, and in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning documentary, “The Last Days,” and also finally write a memoir. In The Fifth Diamond, written with her friend Gail Ann Webb, Zisblatt continues her quest Irene Zisblatt to rid the world of prejudice, intolerance, and indifference. The title, coined by Webb, refers to Zisblatt, because, Webb says, “God left the world the fifth diamond, Irene, to tell a story of hope, love, courage…and of survival. A diamond is indestructible, and so is Irene Weisberg Zisblatt.” Zisblatt will discuss her book and experiences at a Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration that is free and open to the public at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 19, 2009 at the Kaplan JCC, 3151 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach. As a young prisoner in the camps, Irene witnessed and experienced unspeakable cruelty and brutality. She lost her whole family to the gas chambers. She was a “guinea pig” for Dr. Josef Mengele, who performed inhumane experiments on her. The last mementos of her family were the four diamonds given to her by her mother that she had to keep swallowing over and over so they wouldn’t be confiscated. She walked for two months on a death march while thousands of weakened prisoners dropped dead around her. Through it all, she held onto her hope and faith and, encouraged by the strength of her friend, Sabka, somehow she made it through one of humankind’s darkest eras. Although she swore to tell the world of the atrocities she’d seen, to be a voice for her friends and fellow prisoners, it took her 50 years to overcome her fear and shame before she could do so. After taking part in a March of the Living, a walk through the concentration camps in Poland culminating in a visit to Israel, she opened up and shared her story with the younger generation. She’s been sharing it ever since, speaking around the world, testifying for the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation and taking part in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning documentary, “The Last Days.” The documentary covers the final four months of World War II, when Hitler knew the war was lost, but still ordered the extermination of Hungary's Jews. The film focuses on Zisblatt and four other survivors of that genocide who all eventually became American citizens. g The the program is free. Please call Barbara at 561-712-5204 by April 15 for reservations.



inside israel by

Shlomit Zimring

The Passover meaning of “Next Year in Rebuilt Jerusalem”

As a little girl, I always looked forward to the part of the Seder when we would break into heartfelt singing of “Next year in the rebuilt Jerusalem.” Something in the lyrics, and possibly in my awareness, that we would all sing a collection of ancient and much-loved songs made this the best part of the night for me. And over the years, I have found different, but profound meanings in the same songs.


Jerusalem while motivating the individuals that make us a nation. The saying “Next year in Jerusalem,” is to my mind, first and foremost, an expression of faith in the individual, as well as the collective, to change reality for the better. Despite the worldview that eternalizes the present moment, Judaism encourages us to look forward to the future and to hope for better days for the Jewish people and the entire world.

The Seder night offers a number of “highs” during the course of an evening which consists of a deep, meaningful family conversation around such questions as where have we come from and where are we headed in the future.

The story of the Exodus from Egypt is an example of escape from the cycle of poverty and slavery to a better future. The challenges do not end or disappear, yet we are given the opportunity to try to experience, to choose, and to influence progress, even if it is encourages slow in coming and at times falls short.

us to hope for better days Twice a year we close with the announcement: “Next year in rebuilt Jerusalem,” once at the end of for the Jewish People and Yitzchak Tabenkin (a Zionist visionary), once said: “When I wrestle with a big question, I inquire of two: the Neila prayer on Yom Kippur, and once at the end the entire world. my grandfather – what does he say, and my grandof the Seder. Yom Kippur is the day of personal soul-searching. Each individual is required to dedicate the day to child -- how will it affect his or her future.” It seems to me that Tabenkin succeeded in distilling the essence of Pesach as building the link assessing past deeds and undertaking improvement for the future. between the generations. Around the Seder table we will offer the chilPesach, on the other hand, is the holiday of our national liberation. Its dren not just a glimpse into our historical memory, rather, we seek to focus is the fact that upon our Exodus from Egypt we went from being present them (as well as ourselves), with meaning that is deep and rela collection of individuals to a nation with a common purpose. One of evant, that connects their Jewish identity of today to next year… our challenges is to create a dialogue between our individual inner essence and experience and our awareness of and the significance of being connected to the larger collective and create a dialogue between all parts of this nation. The words “Next year in rebuilt Jerusalem,” have many meanings. Perhaps one of them is a prayer that we will succeed in building


Shlomit Zimring

is the Israel Program Center Director and Community Shlicha at the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.



JCC Insider - April 2009 - July 2009  
JCC Insider - April 2009 - July 2009  

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