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Children & Families

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at the JCC. www.jccmetrowest.org


Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC Ross Family Campus

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760 Northfield Avenue West Orange, NJ 07052 973-530-3400 | 973-736-6871 Fax

welcome to JCC MetroWest

departments • talk to us

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executive Alan Feldman Chief Executive Officer • 973-530-3988

general information registration information contact us operating hours kid care family fun morris county connection

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parent place (prenatal-2 yrs) child|parent classes red cross classes swim classes • aquatics

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early childhood (2-5 yrs) aquatics acting art dance enrichment

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family fun morris county connection sports & recreation special needs summer camps vacation programs

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administrative Florine Peck, Executive Assistant • 973-530-3402 accounting | financial services Stephen Lasser Chief Financial Officer • 973-530-3940 aquatics Kathy Torre, Director • 973-530-3522 camping services Diana Ackerman, Director • 973-929-2901

children (K-5) american red cross aquatics acting/theater art dance enrichments music | singing special needs sports & recreation

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special needs early childhood children (k-5)

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center for adult enrichment Sharon Gordon, Director • 973-530-3480 center for the arts Carol Berman, Manager • 973-530-3421 center for children, youth & teens Director • 973-929-2922 center for jewish life Rhonda Lillianthal, Director • 973-530-3519 early childhood services Michael Reisman • 973-530-3511 fitness Wes Caron, Director • 973-530-3994 marketing Melissa M. Allen, Director • 973-530-3488 membership Marcy Burach, Director • 973-530-3984 special needs Rebecca Gallanter, Director • 973-530-3478 sports & recreation Sherri Feldscher, Director • 973-530-3425

We are pleased to offer you discounts from local restaurants and retailers in the following towns: East Hanover Livingston Maplewood Millburn

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JCC Operating Hours Normal Hours Building | Fitness Center, Pools, Gymnasium

Membership Office

Sunday Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday

Sunday Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday

7:00am – 7:00pm 5:30am – 10:00pm 5:30am – 6:00pm 7:00am – 7:00pm

9:00am – 5:00pm 9:00am – 8:00pm 9:00am – 5:00pm 9:00am – 5:00pm

Holiday Hours Building | Fitness Center, Pools, Gymnasium Tuesday, January 1 Monday, March 25 Tuesday, March 26 Monday, May 27 Thursday, July 4

New Year’s Day Erev Passover, (1st Seder) Passover, Day 1 (2nd Seder) Memorial Day Independence Day

7:00am-7:00pm 5:30am-3:00pm CLOSED 7:00am-7:00pm 7:00am-7:00pm

Programs | Early Childhood, Kids Club, Senior Adults, Special Needs & all other JCC Programs Please check with the individual program area to learn of any special holiday hours and program closings. JCC MetroWest • Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC • 760 Northfield Avenue • West Orange, NJ • 973-530-3400 • www.jccmetrowest.org JCC MetroWest is a beneficiary agency of United Jewish Communities of MetroWest New Jersey.

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Special Saturday Winter Hours December 1 - March 9 Saturdays Open Until 9:00pm While Shabbat ends early, the JCC will stay open until 9:00pm on Saturdays. Come join us for Fitness, Swim, Gym & Indoor Track. Questions? Stop by our Membership Office or call 973-530-3443.


Parent Place | Prenatal-Age2

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A place for y  ou and your child to build relationships... A place to c  onnect, grow, and learn... A place to begin your Jewish journey.

JCC MetroWest Parent Place is all about connecting families. We are an entry way into the JCC family and the Jewish community. We provide parental support through classes, speakers, programs, and celebrations but we are also a place to hang out with friends and meet new friends. New to the community or at home with a new baby? Begin your journey with us! Choose from many classes: Music with Jodi, Baby and Me Yoga, First Steps, and Tot Shabbat are just a few. Celebrate holidays and learn about rituals and lifecycle events. Prenatal and up—we’ve got something great for you and your family. Visit us! We are located at the Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC, 760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange. For more information, contact Katy Strulson, Program Coordinator, Early Childhood Services at 973-530-3914 (smartin@jccmetrowest.org).

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Gym Jam II

MANY MILESTONES Rolling, sitting, grasping, and crawling . . . this Baby and Me class is designed to expose you to fun exercises to help your baby develop fine and gross motor skills. Facilitated by a professional in the field.

1 1/2 - 3 yrs Feb. 1 - Jun. 7 F Member: $252/17 sess. Guest: $289/17 sess.

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10:30 - 11:15am CJ-SW313F01A

MINI MONETS You and your child will create works of art while exploring different media.

birth - 6 mos YOU & YOUR ALMOST 2 Come play at the J! Meet parents in an informal and supportive environment while your child is introduced to different art, media, music, and stories. Have fun with your child and enjoy meeting a new group of friends.

21 mos. - 3 yrs

child | parent classes Contact Stephanie Martin, 973-530-3914 (smartin@). BABY AND ME YOGA Bring your little wonder to a Babies and Me Yoga class for a delightful experience. Each class will incorporate baby engagement and massage. Baby interruptions and cooing are expected and welcome.

MUSIC WITH MISS JODI Enjoy singing, movement, stories, and other creative activities while having fun with your child and making new friends. 3 mos. - 2 yrs

15 mos. - 21 mos.

Broadway sets the stage for this energetic, educational, and unique Mommy and Me class. Come share the magic of Broadway with us!

STROLLER FIT Stroller Fitness 4 Moms is designed to help moms get fit. This class is filled with high impact exercises to help moms get their bodies back and feel great! This class combines strength-training exercises with cardiovascular drills. Pilates, yoga, and abdominal exercises help improve core strength. Stroller Fitness 4 Moms not only will help you look great—you can get rid of those aches and pains that can come with being a mom. Classes are held rain or shine!

ROCK-N-ROLL BABIES All your favorite bands from the 70's, 80's, 90's, and today will set the backdrop as your child explores different musical instruments and props to increase their musical knowledge and creativity. Infant - 3 yrs

birth - 6 mos BROADWAY BABIES

MOM’S KNITTING CIRCLE Whether you are a novice or an experienced knitter, all you need are a pair of needles, yarn, and a positive attitude. Bring baby/toddler to this knitting circle and focus on your creative side while your child is engaged in their own “circle” fun.

JUMPING JACKS Using balance balls, bubbles, tunnels, and more, this class will encourage you and your child to explore their world while focusing on gross motor skills.

birth - 7 mos BABY BUFFET . . . A LITTLE TASTE OF EVERYTHING Join us each week for a new experience... Classes will include Baby and Me Yoga, Stroller Fit, Infant Massage, and more-all taught by professionals.

18 mos. - 2 yrs.

TOT SHABBAT Enjoy singing, movement, stories, and challah every Friday morning. 15 mos. - 2 yrs.

birth - 3 yrs.

Infant - 3 yrs THE DINNER CLUB Join us for a structured play at the end of the day. A place to come and enjoy time with your friends. Dinner will be provided for the children. birth - 7 mos GYM JAM I & II Child and parent or caregiver play together. Climb on ladders, go down the slide, crawl through tunnels, jump on the mini trampoline, play in the ball pit, bowl, throw beanbags, and build with styrofoam blocks. Confidence, coordination, and socialization develop through circle games and group play. Sneakers required for all. Gym Jam I 6 mos. - 1 1/2 yrs Feb. 1 - Jun. 7 F Member: $252/17 sess. Guest: $289/17 sess.

9:30 - 10:15am CJ-SW313F01

Mother’s Day Shopping Madness Friday, April 26 9:00am-3:00pm Cooperman JCC, West Orange

• Variety of vendors • Mother’s Day gifts • Teacher gifts • Jewelry • Judaica • Children’s clothes • Decorator selection

and much more!

Sponsored by the Fundraising Committee of the Early Childhood Department

For more information, contact Grace Kaplan 973-530-3468 (gkaplan@jccmetrowest.org)

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swim classes • aquatics For a complete listing of all our current classes, visit http://jccmetrowest.org/aquaticspc or call 973-530-3423 for additional information and assistance. Personal flotation devices are not permitted, except at the discretion of the Aquatics staff, to ensure a safe environment. Parents or guardians must be in the pool with children who are nonswimmers or younger than age 6.

red cross classes For a complete listing of all our current classes, visit http://jccmetrowest.org/ arcclasses or call 973-530-3423 for additional information and assistance. See page 33 for our Red Cross classes.

support groups FIRST STEPS - GROUPS FOR PARENTS Gather with new mothers and babies to share experiences from this remarkable and sometimes overwhelming phase of life—birth, meeting your new baby, and transition to motherhood. Facilitated by Tricia Stern, LCSW, MPH, JFS Coordinator of Child and Adolescent Services. To register, please contact Patricia Stern at pstern@jfs.metrowest.org

Changing a child of any age, including diaper changing on the pool deck, is strictly prohibited. Please use the locker rooms provided for your safety and convenience. Rubber pants AND swim diapers are required under swimsuit for all children who are not yet toilet trained. For your convenience, rubber pants are available at the Reception Desk. It is important to understand that Parent and Child Aquatics is not designed to teach infants and toddlers to become skilled swimmers or even to survive in the water on their own. LITTLE DIPPERS Great experiences and fun activities teach infants to feel comfortable in the water. Parents learn to hold and support infants properly in the water. Infants will explore breath control, floating, and changing body position while “moving” through the water. Rubber pants AND swim diaper required under swimsuit.

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JCC MetroWest is a leading Authorized Provider of the American Red Cross. All lifeguards and swim instructors are American Red Cross trained. All courses are conducted by American Red Cross authorized instructors and instructor trainers.

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Kid Care

Child care while you enjoy the JCC! • Age 6 weeks and up • Age appropriate rooms and activities Separate Preschool for children age 1 and under

• FREE! (2 hour maximum) • Beepers to keep you in touch with Kid Care

Hours* Monday • 8:00am-2:00pm Tuesday • 8:00am-2:00pm / 5:00pm-8:00pm Wednesday • 8:00am-2:00pm Thursday • 8:00am-2:00pm / 5:00pm-8:00pm Friday • 8:00am-2:00pm Saturday • 8:00am-2:00pm Sunday • 8:00am-2:00pm * Hours subject to change.

For more information, contact 973-530-3406.

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LITTLE FLIPPERS Great experiences and fun activities teach young swimmers to feel comfortable in the water. Special techniques using parental assistance teach children water safety, safe entry, kicking, and arm movements. Swimmers build on breath control, floating, and changing body position while “moving” through the water. Rubber pants AND swim diaper required under swimsuit. 18 - 36 mos. & parent LITTLE SKIPPERS An advanced class for the swimmer who is ready to develop basic swimming skills: bobbing, floating, gliding, and combined arm and leg movements. Parental participation is required. Rubber pants AND swim diapers are required under the child’s swimsuit.

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JCC MetroWest Aquatics School

2 - 3 yrs & parent SILLY SWANS A transitional swim class designed to promote independence. Parents must be prepared to participate in the water but are phased out after the first few lessons. Rubber pants AND swim diaper required under child’s swimsuit. 3 - 5 yrs & parent LITTLE DIPPERS AND FLIPPERS This is a combined level class filled with great experiences and fun activities that teach infants and young swimmers to feel comfortable in the water. Parents learn to hold and support infants and young children properly in the water. Infants will explore breath control, floating, and changing body position while “moving” through the water. Rubber pants AND swim diaper required under swimsuit. 6 - 36 mos. & parent

More options . . . Greater convenience . . . Superior service

We are committed to serving you, your family, and our community. • JCC MetroWest Aquatics School runs September through June. • Registration for fall classes opens on August 7.

Registration is as easy as 1 . . . 2 . . . 3 1. Make an appointment for a swim level evaluation* 2. Go to www.jccmetrowest.org/aquatics and check out our class options. 3. Register by completing our Registration Form. Evaluations can be scheduled by calling the JCC MetroWest Aquatics Department. * Evaluations are not needed for Parent/Child or Adult Learn to Swim Classes. All evaluation appointments are 15 minute sessions. That’s it! After your child is evaluated by one of our American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors, you can go to the JCC MetroWest website and find the appropriate class levels and browse the class listings for a day and time that fits your schedule. All you have to do is click on “Register” next to the desired class and you will be brought to our, secure on-line registration form. Completing this form one time will create a new customer account that you will be able to access 24/7 from the comfort and privacy of your home or office. Once you register you will receive an automatically generated email confirming your enrollment into the JCC MetroWest Aquatics School, indicating that your class registration is in process. Once your class registration is completed, you will receive a personal email confirming the class day, time, and start date. In order to maintain our high quality of teaching and to ensure a continuous and progressive flow for all students, new students will be admitted into their appropriate class on the first 7 class dates of each month. JCC MetroWest Aquatics School is open to JCC Members and the community. JCC Members receive discounted rates on all JCC MetroWest Aquatics School classes. Registration is ongoing so we’re always ready to serve you!

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Early Childhood | Ages 2-5

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early childhood Contact Michael Reisman, Director of Early Childhood Services, 973-530-3479 (mreisman@jccmetrowes.org) PRESCHOOL JCC MetroWest offers families with children ages 2-5 years part-time or full care options. Professionally trained staff guide children through a program rich in art, music, drama, science, and physical exploration. They begin a process of building reading and math skills.

KINDERGARTEN Children who turn 5 by December 31 of the year they enter Kindergarten are invited to participate in our program. Our reading and math programs are designed to meet children’s individual needs. There are many opportunities for science investigation, cooking, music, art, and computers. Under the guidance of our Aquatics and Sports & Recreation Departments instructional gym and swim are included in the program. Children experience a full range of Jewish programming as we celebrate Shabbat and holidays.

ENRICHMENT PROGRAMMING We believe that learning is everywhere. We weave it into your child’s day in a nurturing, safe, and fun-filled environment that will prepare your child for the academic challenges ahead. For children 2-5 years old, these classes build upon the activities and education that they are already receiving in the classroom: swimming skills, tennis, cooking, ballet, art and hockey, soccer, and much more.

The program is designed to give children and their families opportunities to learn about and celebrate our Jewish heritage. Full care program meets 7:30am-6:00pm, Monday-Thursday; 7:30am-5:45pm on Fridays. KIDS CLUB Extended hours through our Kids Club are available 7:30am-6:00pm, Monday-Thursday; 7:30am-5:45pm on Fridays.

Preschool & Kindergarten Registration

JCC Preschool Inclusion Program

Preschool registration occurs the year before your child enters school. To facilitate an easy enrollment into our Preschool programs, we have instituted the following priority levels:

Early Childhood Programs | ages 2–4 years

Priority Level 1: Children currently enrolled in JCC Preschool. Priority Level 2: Siblings of children currently enrolled in JCC Preschool, Kindergarten, or Grade School Kids Club.

One-on-one “shadow” aide/counselor provided for success in a typical preschool classroom and/ or camp group, located at Cooperman JCC. Interview and acceptance into program required. Additional fee.

For further information, please contact the JCC Early Childhood office, 973-530-3479 (EarlyChildhoodWO@jccmetrowest.org).

Priority Level 3: Children whose siblings have attended the previously listed programs and whose family has maintained their JCC MetroWest Membership.

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red cross classes For a complete listing of all our current classes, visit http://jccmetrowest.org/ arcclasses or call 973-530-3423 for additional information and assistance. See page 33 for our Red Cross classes.

aquatics For a complete listing of all our current classes, visit http://jccmetrowest.org/preschoolswim. If the class is full on line, please call 973-530-3423 to be placed on a wait list.

Personal flotation devices are not permitted, except at the discretion of the Aquatics staff, to ensure a safe environment. Parents or guardians must be in the pool with children who are non-swimmers or younger than age 6.

JCC MetroWest is a leading Authorized Provider of the American Red Cross. All lifeguards and swim instructors are American Red Cross trained. All courses are conducted by American Red Cross authorized instructors and instructor trainers.

Changing a child of any age on the pool deck is strictly prohibited. Please use the locker rooms provided for your safety and convenience. JCC MetroWest is a leading Authorized Provider of the American Red Cross. For more information see page 8.

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS 30 minute private lessons are available for all age groups. Participants must be at least 3 years old and have a Full Center Membership. $45 per lesson. Book of 5 lessons $200.

SEMI PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS Two swimmers with same ability level. (Fees are shared between the two swimmers). Participants must be at least 3 years old and have a Full Center Membership. $70 per lesson. Book of 5 lessons $300.

ADAPTED AQUATICS Introduction to swimming for individuals with special needs. Swim instructors have background and experience with people with special needs. Contact the JCC Aquatics Department at 973-530-3422 for further information. Dates ongoing.

SILLY SWANS A transitional swim class designed to promote independence. Parents must be prepared to participate in the water but are phased out after the first few lessons. Rubber pants AND swim diaper required under swimsuit for all children who are not yet toliet trained. 3 - 5 yrs & parent RUBBER DUCKIES • PRESCHOOL LEVEL 1 Basic personal water safety information and skills are taught to help swimmers feel comfortable in the water and enjoy water safely. Elementary aquatic skills that are the foundation for future skills are introduced. Swimmers explore movement in the water—bobbing, floating, and gliding. Good attitudes and safe practices in and around the water begin to develop. Must be toilet trained. 3 1/2 - 5 yrs POLAR BEARS • PRESCHOOL LEVEL 2 Swimmers entering PS Level 2 must have a PS Level 1 certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in PS Level 1. Swimmers gain confidence in breath control and learn to float and glide on their own. They continue to explore simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to lay the foundation for future strokes. Swimmers build upon self-help and rescue skills. Must be toilet trained. 3 1/2 - 5 yrs SEA PONIES • PRESCHOOL LEVEL 3 Swimmers entering PS Level 3 must have a PS Level 2 certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in PS Level 2. Further development of swimming skills started in previous levels through additional guided practice. Swimmers learn to effectively coordinate combined simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on front and back. Adjustment to deep water, along with additional water safety and self rescue skills, is taught.

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JCC MetroWest Aquatics School Proudly Offering American Red Cross Programming More options . . . Greater convenience . . . Superior service

We are committed to serving you, your family, and our community. We are delighted to invite you to use our convenient online registration! For Preschool swim classes please visit www.jccmetrowest.org/preschoolswim

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acting Contact Melissa Brody, 973-530-3481 (mbrody@). INTRO TO ACTING This new class is a great introduction to the magic of acting for our youngest students. The pre-school actor explores acting through fairy tales, animal exercises, and books. This class is great to build self-esteem in pre-school age children. 4 - 6 yrs Jan. 28 - Jun. 3 M Member: $293/15 sess. Guest: $390/15 sess.

2:10 - 3:00pm CJ-CA313MIA1

CREATIVE CLAY Students discover the magical qualities of clay while handbuilding whimsical animals, coil pots, and figurative sculptures. Students have fun with weekly projects where they use their imagination and learn technical clay skills. 2 - 6 yrs Jan. 28 - Jun. 3 M Member: $293/15 sess. Guest: $390/15 sess.

2:10 - 3:00pm CJ-CA313MCC1

Jan. 30 - Jun. 5 W Member: $312/16 sess. Guest: $416/16 sess.

2:10 - 3:00pm CJ-CA313WCC2

Feb. 1 - Jun. 7 F Member: $332/17 sess. Guest: $442/17 sess.

2:10 - 3:00pm CJ-CA313FCC3

CREATIVE CONSTRUCTION Create masterpieces out of different materials such as cardboard, wood, plastic, paper, and fabric. Have fun building magic castles, knights, animals, cars, and much more. 3 - 5 yrs Jan. 31 - Jun. 6 Th Member: $332/17 sess. Guest: $442/17 sess.

art Contact Melissa Brody, 973-530-3481 (mbrody@). ANIMAL ART Using different mediums each week students will create a new animal to take home. A great way to learn about art while making projects they will love to show off. 2 1/2 - 4 yrs Jan. 29 - Jun. 4 T

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-CA313TAA1

Jan. 29 - Jun. 4 T Member: $312/16 sess. Guest: $416/16 sess.

2:10 - 3:00pm CJ-CA313TAA2

ART EXPLORER A mixed media course in which children experiment with many different art materials. 3 - 5 yrs Jan. 30 - Jun. 5 W

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-CA313WAE1

Jan. 30 - Jun. 5 W Member: $312/16 sess. Guest: $416/16 sess.

2:10 - 3:00pm CJ-CA313WAE2

2:10 - 3:00pm CJ-CA313HCC1

FUN WITH CLAY Children will be introduced to the fun and exciting world of clay. Emphasis is placed on experiencing and enjoying a new medium. Projects will include tiles, animals, and wall plaques. 3 - 4 yrs Jan. 28 - Jun. 3 M Member: $293/15 sess. Guest: $390/15 sess.

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-CA313MFC1

Jan. 30 - Jun. 5 W Member: $312/16 sess. Guest: $416/16 sess.

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-CA313WFC2

Feb. 1 - Jun. 7 F Member: $332/17 sess. Guest: $442/17 sess.

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-CA313FFC3

dance Contact Melissa Brody, 973-530-3481 (mbrody@). PRE - BALLET 2+ Get your little dancer off on the right foot with this beginner course. Children will learn vocabulary, combinations, and uniform movement simulating an actual ballet. They will use the barre, perform center and across the floor exercises, and learn coordination, grace and form. Leotard, tights, and ballet slippers are recommended. 2 1/2 - 3 yrs Feb. 1 - Jun. 7 F

10:15 - 11:00am CJ-CA313MPB5

Feb. 1 - Jun. 7 F Member: $332/17 sess. Guest: $442/17 sess.

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-CA313FPB-

PRE-BALLET 3 AND 4 Get your little dancer off on the right foot with this beginner course. Children will learn vocabulary, combinations, and uniform movement simulating an actual ballet. They will use the barre, perform center and across the floor exercises, and learn coordination, grace and form Leotard, tights, and ballet slippers are recommended. 3 - 4 yrs Jan. 28 - Jun. 3 M Member: $293/15 sess. Guest: $390/15 sess.

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-CA313MPB2

Jan. 29 - Jun. 4 T Member: $312/16 sess. Guest: $416/16 sess.

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-CA313TPB3

Feb. 1 - Jun. 7 F Member: $332/17 sess. Guest: $408/17 sess.

10:15 - 11:00am CJ-CA313FBP4

BALLET 1 If you love ballet, this is the class for you. Children learn the basics of ballet technique and movement. A little structure and a lot of fun while strengthening posture, rhythm, and movement skills. 5 - 8 yrs Jan. 31 - Jun. 6 Th Member: $332/17 sess. Guest: $442/17 sess.

2:10 - 3:00pm CJ-CA313HB1

BALLET AND TAP 3-6 Get those leotards ready! Bring ballet slippers and tap shoes too. All of this wonderful dance equipment will help your youngster learn the rudiments of ballet and tap dance. Instructor: Sandi Weinthal 3 - 6 yrs Jan. 30 - Jun. 5 W Member: $312/16 sess. Guest: $416/16 sess.

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BE MY PARTNER Moms, Dads, or caregivers are invited to a creative movement/ballet class help get your little dancer started with you! 2 - 5 yrs Jan. 28 - Jun. 3 M Member: $254/16 sess. Guest: $390/16 sess.

9:15 - 10:00am CJ-CA313MMM

HIP HOP 3-6 Get in the groove, learn the moves! Hip Hop­­­­­­— the latest craze around! Come on down and jump right in. Give it a chance, take a spin. Learn all of the latest choreography used in all of the music videos and dance to your favorite artists. 3 - 6 yrs Feb. 1 - Jun. 7 F Member: $156/17 sess. Guest: $442/17 sess.

2:10 - 3:00pm CJ-CA313FHH4

Jan. 28 - Jun. 3 M Member: $293/15 sess. Guest: $390/15 sess.

2:10 - 3:00pm CJ-CA313MHH3

Jan. 30 - Jun. 5 W

EVERYTHING COUNTS Everything in the world matters-animals, water, and the environment. We will explore the world with a sense of wonder and appreciation that connects us to Jewish life. Taught by Donna Cohen. 3 - 6 yrs Jan. 29 - Jun. 4 T

2:10-2:55 CJ-ECECT01

Jan. 29 - Jun. 4 T Member: $200/16 sess. Guest: $240/16 sess.

3:10-3:55 CJ-ECECT02

LUNCH BUNCH Extend the fun of your child’s JCC Pre School day. Time to eat, socialize with friends, and a chance for large motor activity. Lunch Bunch is only open to children in the JCC Pre School. Children are escorted between Pre School and enrichment classes, excluding swimming. 2 - 4 yrs

PUTER-BUGS Use your child’s interest in technology to unlock new learning potential! Discovery Kids Puter-Bugs prepares children 7 and younger with today’s Top 100 Tech skills. Curriculum is aligned to national standards that boost important readiness skills such as listening comprehension, and early math and reading skills. Features small class size, one laptop per child, and exclusive access online at home! Classes offered by iKids H.Q., LLC

Jan. 28 – Jun. 17 M Member: $221/17 sess.

11:30-12:40 CJ-ECLBM2

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-CA313WHH1

Jan. 29 – Jun. 18 T Member: $234/18 sess.

11:30-12:40 CJ-ECLBT2

Jan. 28 - Apr. 4 M

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-ECPBM01

Jan. 30 - Jun. 5 W Member: $312/16 sess. Guest: $416/16 sess.

10:15 - 11:00am CJ-CA313WHH5

Jan. 30 – Jun. 19 W Member: $234/18 sess.

11:30-12:40 CJ-ECLBW2

2:10 - 2:55pm CJ-ECPBM03

Jan. 31 - Jun. 6 Th Member: $332/17 sess. Guest: $442/17 sess.

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-CA313HHH2

Jan. 31 – Jun. 13 Th Member: $234/18 sess.

11:30-12:40 CJ-ECLBTH2

3:10 - 3:55pm CJ-ECPBM05

Feb. 1 – Jun. 14 F Member: $234/18 sess.

11:30-12:40 CJ-ECLBF2

Apr. 15 - Jun. 3 M

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-ECPBM02

Jan. 28 – Jun. 19 M/W/F Member: $662.50/53 sess.

11:30-12:40 CJ-ECLBMWF2

2:10 - 2:55pm CJ-ECPBM04

Jan. 28 – Jun. 19 M-F Member: $1068/89 sess.

11:30-12:40 CJ-ECLB5D2

Member $200/8 sess. Guest: $250/8 sess.

3:10 - 3:55pm CJ-ECPBM06

Jan. 29 – Apr. 9 T

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-ECPBT01

2:10 - 2:55pm CJ-ECPBT03

3:10 - 3:55pm CJ-ECPBT05

JAZZ AND TAP Try something new, learn a little more. A more advanced tap class and an intro to jazz for our 4-6 year olds. 4 - 6 yrs Jan. 29 - Jun. 4 T Member: $254/16 sess. Guest: $416/16 sess.

2:10 - 3:00pm CJ-CA313TJT

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MESSY MATH Using a variety of mediums, the students will develop their sorting, estimating, sequencing, and counting skills. Join us as we visualize math through recipes, beads, and fun. 2 1/2 - 5 yrs

Contact Stephanie Martin, 973-530-3914 (smartin@). Membership required. COOKING FROM AROUND THE WORLD Children are given a passport to explore the world through foods of different countries. They will become kibbutznicks, view the skyline of New York, taste cheese from France, and meet children from other cultures. 2 1/2 - 5 yrs Jan. 30 – Jun. 5 W

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-ECCAW01

W Member: $200/16 sess. Guest: $240/16 sess.

2:10 - 2:55pm CJ-ECCAW02

2 - 5 yrs

Jan. 30- Jun. 5 W

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-ECMM01

Apr. 16- Jun. 4 T

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-ECPBT02

Jan. 31- Jun. 6 W Member: $200/16 sess. Guest: $240/16 sess.

2:10 - 2:55pm CJ-ECMM02

2:10 - 2:55pm CJ-ECPBT04

Member $200/8 sess. Guest: $250/8 sess.

3:10 - 3:55pm CJ-ECPBT06

MUSIC WITH MISS JODI Miss Jodi from Circle Time Live will get your child singing and moving to the music. Enjoy movement, stories, and other creative activities while having fun with your child and making new friends. 2 - 3 yrs Jan. 28 – Jun. 3 M Member $213/15 sess. Guest $225/15 sess.

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-ECMJM01

3 - 4 yrs Feb. 1 – Jun. 7 F Member: $213/17 sess. Guest: $225/17 sess.

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12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-ECMJF01

ROAD TO READING Through fun and phonics, your child will be introduced to beginning reading skills. This small and intimate class will focus on comprehension and letter recognition with one of our own reading specialists. 2 1/2 - 5 yrs Jan. 31 – Jun. 6 Th

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-ECRR01

Jan. 31 – Jun. 6 Th Member: $213/17 sess. Guest: $255/17 sess.

2:10 - 2:55pm CJ-ECRR02

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STORY BOOK ADVENTURES Using some favorite books, we will interpret the message of the stories through dramatic play. We will culminate this adventure with the creation of their own storybooks with illustrations. 2 1/2- 5 yrs Jan. 28 – Jun. 3 M

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-ECSBAM01

Jan. 28 – Jun. 3 M Member: $188/15 sess. Guest: $225/15 sess.

2:10 - 2:55pm CJ-ECSBAM02

STORY PUPPETS With Zachary Green, Artist. Students will design, construct, and perform with various kinds of puppets. 2 1/2- 5 yrs Feb. 1 –Jun. 7 F

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-ECSPF01

Feb. 1 –Jun. 7 F Member: $213 /17 sess. Guest: $255 /17 sess.

2:10 – 2:55 CJ-ECSPF02

UNO! DOS! TRES! What an opportunity! Jump on the Spanish choo-choo train and pick up words in a new language. Spanish will be taught through songs, games, and visuals that are age appropriate for your child. 2 1/2- 5 yrs Jan. 29 – Jun. 4 T

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-ECUDT01

Jan. 29 – Jun. 4 T Member: $200/16 sess. Guest: $240/ 16 sess.

2:10 - 2:55pm CJ-ECUDT02

FAMILY TIME IN THE GYM Looking for something fun and active to do as a family? Come to the Margulis Gym and play some favorite games such as ga ga, badminton and more. No fee and no advance registration required. Sports & Recreation Staff will be available to set up the equipment needed and get you started. Check the current Margulis Gym calendar for family gym days and times. FAMILY FUN DAY For families with children ages 2-7. Family Fun Day is a chance for the entire family to spend some fun and quality time together! Our gym will be transformed into a family fun center which will include a giant gymnastics obstacle course, moon bounce, sports activities, scooters, races, and more! No fee and no advance registration required.

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PASSOVER IN THE AISLES Everyone is invited for a special story time to celebrate Passover. Enjoy holiday stories, treats, and more! Location TBD. Tues, Mar. 12 10:00am – 11:30am Member/Guest Price: FREE SUNDOWN ON SKATES Havdalah is the separation of Shabbat from the rest of the week. Like standing on skates, Havdalah helps us find balance between Shabbat and the rest of the week. Find your balance with the Morris County Connection. Join us for songs, snacks, and crafts. Florham Park Roller Rink, 192 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park. Sat, Jan. 5 6:00pm-7:30pm Member/Guest Price: $5 per person

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morris county connection

TREE TIME THROUGH THE AGES Bring your kids, parents, and grandparents as we celebrate the holiday of Tu B’Shvat, the celebration of trees. Learn about the holiday, create a variety of tree projects, give thanks for trees, and enjoy special (nut-free) granola. Alex Aidekman Jewish Community Campus, 901 Route 10, Whippany. Sun, Jan. 27 Member/Guest Price: FREE

1:00pm -3:00pm

PURIM ON PARADE Children of all ages will be delighted creating edible characters from the Purim story. We will listen to the Purim story together and take our character creations on parade. Don’t forget to wear your favorite costume! Madison Community House, Madison, NJ.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Jill Felton, jfelton@jfedgmw.org. INTERGENERATIONAL CHOCOLATE SEDER EXPERIENCE (AND PJ LIBRARY BOOK SWAP!) Join us as we celebrate Passover, chocolate style! Enjoy a self-guided experience through a world of chocolate stations, culminating with a seder together with your family. From chocolate milk to chocolate covered matzo, it's a great way to make new memories with your family members, both young and old. PJ LIBARY BOOK SWAP! Looking for that PJ book your neighbor got but you didn't? Have duplicates of some titles and don't know what to do with them? We will have a PJ Library Book Swap table at the Chocolate Seder Experience. Open to all! The pickings are only as good as the givings, so gather up your books and we will see you there. For more information, please contact Andrea Bergman, abergman@thepartnershipnj.org. Sun, Mar. 24 2:00pm-4:00pm Member/Guest Price: $10 per person

For more information, please contact Andrea Bergman, abergman@thepartnershipnj.org.

Sun, Feb. 10 2:00pm-4:00pm Member/Guest Price: $5 per child

2:00-4:00pm

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Moms Support Group for Families with Special Needs Are you interested in a support group for moms of children with special needs? This group will offer support and guidance, an opportunity to network with other moms, tips for advocating for your child, and information about the services and resources available in our community. For more information or to register, please contact Rebecca Wanatick of MetroWest ABLE, (973- 929-3129 (rwanatick@ujcnj.org).

special needs Contact Rebecca Gallanter, 973-530-3478 (rgallanter@).

Club

JCC MetroWest Special Needs Services

CLUB JCC JUNIOR • 18 months-18 years Enhancing the Lives of Children, Teens, and Adults with Special Needs EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS One-to-one “shadow” aide/counselor provided for success in a typical Preschool classroom and/or camp group, located at Cooperman JCC. Interview and acceptance into program required. Additional fee. For further information, please contact the JCC Early Childhood office, 973-530-3479 (EarlyChildhoodWO@) 2 - 4 yrs Camp Friends at Camp Deeny Riback Grades Pre-K - 6 Young people with developmental delays / special needs are able to enjoy outdoor summer camp. Integrated within camp, a "shadow" counselor helps each child fully maximize his or her experience. Extra fee applies.

Dads Support Group for Families with Special Needs Calling all Dads: Are you interested in forming a support group for fathers of children with special needs? This group will offer support and guidance, an opportunity to network with other fathers, ways to advocate for your child, and information about services and resources available in the community. For more information, please contact Rebecca Wanatick of MetroWest ABLE, 973-929-3129 (rwanatick@ujcnj.org).

JCC Preschool Inclusion Program

Teen Tracks Travel Ages 13-22 years Our campers take part in weekly activities and day trips. Teen Tracks Travel includes continuous practicing and reinforcement of social and communication skill development activities.

Early Childhood Programs | ages 2–4 years

For further information, contact Rebecca Gallanter, 973-530-3478 (rgallanter@jccmetrowesr.org)

For further information, please contact the JCC Early Childhood office, 973-530-3479 (EarlyChildhoodWO@jccmetrowest.org).

One-to-one “shadow” aide/counselor provided for success in a typical preschool classroom and/or camp group, located at the Cooperman JCC in West Orange. Interview and acceptance into program required. Additional fee.

Shadow Programs Shadow Programs also available in most other camp programs based at Cooperman JCC, West Orange; please inquire with Camp Directors.

sports & recreation Contact Sherri Feldscher, 973-530-3425 (sfeldscher@) If a class is full online, please call 973-530-3423 to be placed on a wait list. Please note: 12:45 classes are for children age appropriate for a 2/12 or a 3 year old nursery class unless otherwise noted and 2:10 classes are appropriate for a 4 year old program unless otherwise noted. Please carefully check the age requirements as some 2:10 classes are also for 3 year olds. Please call if you do not see what you are looking for. We will try to accommodate requests for new classes. ADVENTURES IN GYM Supervised gym time for the children in 2+ classes and children 2 1/2 who are ready for a class without their parent. Children will be given balls, hoops, scooters, beanbags, frisbees, and more. Slides, tunnels, balance beams, and obstacle courses will also be explored. 2 1/2 - 3 yrs Jan. 30 - Jun. 5 W Member: $236/16 sess. Guest: $272/16 sess.

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-SW313W09

ALL SORT OF SPORTS If it is a sport they will play it. If you can say it, they will play it. If you can kick it, hit it, or throw it, they will play it. 4 - 6 yrs Jan. 30 - Jun. 5 W Member: $236/16 sess. Guest: $272/16 sess.

3:10 - 3:55pm CJ-SW313W11

BASKETBALL AND T-BALL Learn the skills for basketball and t-ball with fun drills and game-like situations. 4 - 5 yrs

Coming this Spring!

Camp Deeny Riback

Jan. 28 - Jun. 3 M Member: $221/15 sess. Guest: $255/15 sess.

2:10 - 3:00pm CJ-SW313M04

CHILDREN’S FUN RUN PRE-SCHOOL Children ages 2-5 are invited to take part in Fun Run which promotes a great start to a healthy and fit life. Program will include proper stretching and warm up techniques and other fun fitness activities. Each runner will receive a certificate and a medal. There is no fee for this program but please pre-register to ensure your spot.

208 Flanders-Netcong Road, Flanders

Per Family: $25 In advance • $36 At the door

Kid Friendly Walk-A-Thon

Family Fun Day

• Walk to raise funds for our school and Pediatrics at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

For more information, contact Katy Strulson, 973-530-3915 (kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org).

• Mitzvah Projects • Kosher BBQ Lunch • Games

Official healthcare partner of JCC MetroWest

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GYM JAM II Children and parent or caregiver play together. Climb on ladders, slide down our slide, crawl through tunnels, jump on a mini trampoline, play in the ball pit, bowl, throw beanbags, and build with our styrofoam blocks. Confidence, coordination, and socialization develop through circle games and group play. Sneakers required for all. 1 1/2 - 3 yrs Feb. 1 - Jun. 7 F Member: $252/17 sess. Guest: $289/17 sess. GAME ON Join us for exciting classic games and new games too! Some of the classic games will be Spud, Ga Ga, Steal the Bacon, Kings, and running games. New games will include cooperative games which emphasize teamwork and fun! 4 - 5 yrs Jan. 29 - Jun. 4 T Member: $236/16 sess. Guest: $272/16 sess.

4:15 - 5:00pm CJ-SW313T08

GYM JAM I Children and parent or caregiver play together. Climb on ladders, slide down our slide, crawl through tunnels, jump on a mini trampoline, play in the ball pit, bowl, throw beanbags, and build with our styrofoam blocks. Confidence, coordination, and socialization develop through circle games and group play. Sneakers required for all. 1 - 1 1/2 yrs Feb. 1 - Jun. 7 F Member: $252/17 sess. Guest: $289/17 sess.

9:30 - 10:15am CJ-SW313F01

10:30 - 11:15am CJ-SW313F01A

GYMMIE BEARS Gymnastics class designed for the preschooler. Learn forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, and more. Class also includes use of balance beam, uneven bars, and vaulting. These classes are for children age appropiate for a 3 or 4 year old Preschool program. 3 - 5 yrs Feb. 1 - Jun. 7 F Member: $251/17 sess . Guest: $289/17 sess.

2:10 - 3:00pm CJ-SW313F13A

Feb. 1 - Jun. 7 F Member: $251/17 sess. Guest: $289/17 sess.

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-SW313F13

INDIVIDUAL SPORTS AND TENNIS TOO Enjoy our indoor miniature golf course. Bowl a strike and a spare. Run and jump on our indoor track. Play tennis with small rackets, low nets, and foam tennis balls. 3 - 5 yrs Jan. 31 - Jun. 6 Th

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-SW313H12

Jan. 31 - Jun. 6 Th Member: $251/17 sess. Guest: $289/17 sess.

2:10 - 3:00pm CJ-SW313H12A

KIDS YOGA It's fun and creative. It builds self-esteem and confidence. It increases concentration and attention. It's Kids Yoga! Through music, games, stories and laughter, your child will discover the magic of yoga. 3 - 6 yrs Jan. 29 - Jun. 4 T

3:10 - 3:55pm CJ_SW313T07A

Jan. 29 - Jun. 4 T Jan. 30 - Jun. 5 W Member: $272/16 sess. Guest: $313/16 sess.

2:10 - 3:00pm CJ-SW313T07 12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-SW313W07

HOOPS CLINIC The class will incorporate unique skills and drills for basketball. Class time will focus on: shooting technique, dribbling, passing, offensive / defensive play, positioning, and game strategies. All participants will compete in actual game settings 4 - 5 yrs Apr. 27 - Jun. 8 Sat Member: $102/6 sess. Guest: $117/6 sess.

10:15 - 11:00am CJ-SW313Y15

ANNOUNCING

3:00pm Car Pool Lane Pressed for time?

Use our Car Pool Lane! Is your child enrolled in a 2:10pm–3:00pm JCC Enrichment Class? Starting this fall, we will offer convenient drive-by pick-up of your child in our Car Pool Lane. Dismissal of all 2:10pm–3:00pm classes will be from our Gaelen Center for the Arts Lobby (Lower Lobby on Floor 1). 14

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Jackie Sanchez 973-530-3423 | jsanchez@jccmetrowest.org

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SOCCER - BASKETBALL Learn, practice, and improve your soccer and basketball skills through fun drills and game like situations. Dribbling! Passing! Shooting! Teamwork! 2 1/2 - 5 yrs Jan. 30 - Jun. 5 W Member: $236/16 sess. Guest: $272/16 sess.

KINDERKARATE This class was developed to meet the needs and interests of preschoolers and kindergarteners entering the martial arts. Students learn self-control, respect of others, discipline, coordination, flexibility, strength, and conflict resolution through the use of non-aggression. Class size will be limited. This class is for children in a 4 year old Preschool program or Kindergarten class. 4 - 6 yrs Jan. 28 - Jun. 3 M

2:10 - 3:00pm CJ-SW313M05

Jan. 28 - Jun. 3 M Member: $255/15 sess. Guest: $293/15 sess.

3:10 - 3:55pm CJ-SW313M05A

LACROSSE CLINIC This class will incorporate unique skills and drills to introduce your child to the sport of lacrosse. Class time will focus on: footwork/agility, stick work, proper throwing and receiving, shooting and passing, and game play. All participants will compete in actual game settings.

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-SW313W1

SOCCER & FLAG FOOTBALL Improve your soccer and flag football skills through fun drills with an emphasis on teamwork and plenty of time for games! 4 - 5 yrs Jan. 30 - Jun. 5 W Member: $236/16 sess. Guest: $272/16 sess.

2:10 - 3:00pm CJ-SW313W10

SPORTS AND GAMES Expose your child to a variety of different sports including t-ball and basketball. Fun drills and game-like situations. This class also includes tag games, running games, cooperative games, and more. 2 1/2 - 4 yrs Jan. 28 - Jun. 3 M Member: $221/15 sess. Guest: $255/15 sess.

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-SW313M03

Jan. 29 - Jun. 4 T

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-SW313T03

Jan. 29 - Jun. 4 T Member: $236/16 sess. Guest: $272/16 sess.

2:10pm - 3:00pm CJ-SW313T03A

4 - 5 yrs Jan. 29 - Jun. 4 T Member: $236/16 sess. Guest: $272/16 sess.

2:10 - 3:00pm CJ-SW313T06

TUMBLING TOTS Introduce your child to tumbling. Class will include forward rolls, backward rolls, head stands, handstands, and cartwheels. Class will include obstacle courses too. 2 1/2 - 4 yrs Jan. 28 - Jun. 3 M Member: $221/15 sess. Guest: $255/15 sess.

4 - 5 yrs Mar. 2 - Apr. 13 Sat Member: $102/6 sess. Guest: $117/6 sess.

STICK SPORTS Join us at the JCC for a new and exciting program called Stick Sports. We will be learning how to play all sports ranging from hockey to tennis. Since lacrosse has become popular throughout our country in the past five years, it will be a big part of this class. If your child loves playing any sport with sticks, they will fall head over heels for this class. This class is for children in a 4 year old Preschool program.

12:45 - 1:30pm CJ-SW313M02

10:15 - 11:00am CJ-SW313Y14

Elementary School to Religious School Transportation

Where is your child after school?

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Kids Club is a fun, safe, and supervised after-school program designed with busy families in mind. Program includes: • Arts & Crafts

• Cooking • Enrichment Classes • Swimming • Gym and Games • 3 Outdoor Playgrounds

• Homework Supervision • Transportation from Local Schools • Delicious Snacks • Amazing Staff • Holiday Celebrations & Cultural Events ...and much more!

For more information, contact Kids Club Hotline, 973-530-3490 (kidsclub@jccmetrowest.org) (@jccmetrowest.org) • www.jccmetrowest.org

JCC MetroWest is now offering transportation from Livingston* and West Orange elementary schools to area synagogues for Religious School. Trip includes a healthy snack. A minimum number of children is required per religious school per day of the week—

Sign up today! *Livingston students make an intermediary stop at the JCC. Contact Kids Club Hotline at 973-530-3490 (kidsclub@jccmetrowest.org).

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EXPLORATION CAMPS Explore a New World Every Day! Grades K-5

vacation programs

Magic, cooking, crafts, science, clay, dance, sewing, chemistry­—we have it for your child! Three hours of specialized instruction from professional teachers in their chosen week's adventure, combined with daily free swim, organized games outside or in our indoor gym, plus a snack to keep them going. Contact Director: Dianne Lucas, 973-530-3993 (dwilliams2@) or Assistant Director: Justine Nagy, 973-530-3987 (Jnagy@j)

summer camps EARLY CHILDHOOD CAMPS Your Child’s First Real Camp Experience Ages 2-5

Camp Katan (2s) provides a safe and secure environment with experienced, nurturing staff guiding your child’s first experience in a summer camp environment. This very special program includes music, arts & crafts, water play, and Shabbat. Camp Yeladim (3s) fosters more independence within a nurturing environment as your child grows. Instructional swim, gym, lunch, special events, and theme weeks round out the day’s schedule, which may be extended with enrichment programming. Camp Gadol (4s, 5s) offers “the big kids on campus” a world of activity. Daily instructional swim, sports specialties (t-ball, soccer, tennis, basketball, and more), karate, yoga, drama—all with experienced camp staff on the grounds and in the comfort of the Cooperman JCC building. Shabbat, lunch, special events, and theme weeks too. Contact Stephanie Martin, 973-530-3479 (smartin@jccmetrowest.org). CAMP DEENY RIBACK A Summer of Fun – A Lifetime of Memories Ages 3-1/2- Grade 10 Each day at CDR is magical as campers participate in a full athletics and aquatics program, performing arts, nature, mountain biking, and so much more, complemented with amazing special events. As the ultimate Jewish day camp in Morris County, Camp Deeny Riback provides campers with a traditional camping experience where life skills are learned and lifelong friendships are created. Fully accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), CDR is located on 35 beautiful wooded acres in Flanders, NJ. Camp For more information, contact us at 973-929-2901 (camps@jccmetrowest.org).

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TRIPLE THREAT THEATER CAMP Acting, Dance, Song – All Summer Long! Grades K-9 Campers will explore acting, voice, and dance with working professionals. Each Wednesday, campers experience the heart of the Broadway theater community through weekly theater trips to NYC and regional houses, insider workshops with working Broadway professionals and on-site visits by some of the most creative forces working in theater today. All this while maintaining a "camp" atmosphere with swim/ gym and relaxation time daily. Contact Carol Berman, 973-530-3421 (cberman@)

Contact Stephanie Martin, 973-530-3914 (smartin@). Pack a kosher dairy lunch with a drink each day. Programs run from 9:00am-1:00pm. Cancellations will incur a cancellation fee. EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM VACATION DAYS Presidents Day Happy Birthday George and Abe! We cannot tell a lie. This will honestly be a day filled with lots of fun. Come join us for a birthday party for two of our greatest presidents! February 18, 2013 M 9:00-1:00pm Member: $45 CJ-ECPDH01 Mad Science Week Each day will focus on a different science craft project for young children. Tuesday- Friday February 19-22, 2013 9:00-1:00pm Memberr: $45/day CJ-ECMSH01–04 7:30-6:00pm Member: $65/day CJ-ECMSF01–04 Spring Has Sprung! Join us for a celebration of everything spring. The week will include science, math, and language activities. A kosher for Passover lunch will be provided. March 28-29, 2013 Thursday + Friday 9:00-1:00pm Memebr: $45/day CJ-ECSSH01–02 7:30-6:00pm Memebr: $65/day CJ-ECSSF01–02 Preschool Sports & Fun Camp Fun filled days with a variety of gym games and sports. We use hoops, balls, bean bags, parachute, and more. Free swim every day. Send a dairy lunch each day. 3 1/2 - 5 yrs Feb. 19 T

9:00am - 1:00pm CJ-SW313T70

Feb. 20 W

9:00am - 1:00pm CJ-SW313W70

Feb. 21 Th

9:00am - 1:00pm CJ-SW313H70

Mar. 27 W

9:00am - 1:00pm CJ-SW313W70A

Mar. 28 Th Member: $45/day Guest: $65/day

9:00am - 1:00pm CJ-SW313H70A

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JOIN US FOR

FAMILY TIME

IN THE GYM Badminton | Kan Jam | Obstacle Course | Ga Ga | Pickleball

Children’s Fun Run Sunday, April 21, 2012 Children ages 5-10 A Fun Run for a Great Start to a Healthy and Fit Life! Join us for a program that includes proper stretching and warm up techniques and other fun fitness activities. Each runner will receive a certificate and a medal.

This program is FREE! But pleases pre-register to ensure your spot.

Spend some quality time with your children in the Margulis Gymnasium! Parents and their preschool and grade school children are invited to join the Sports & Recreation staff for some family fun in the Margulis Gymnasium. Our staff will set up the equipment you’ll need and get you started. Interested? Check the current Margulis Gym calendar for days and time.

Questions? Contact Sherri Feldscher at 973-530-3425 (sfeldscher@).

Find Out More! Sherri Feldscher | 973-530-3425 | sfeldscher@jccmetrowest.org

Family

For Families with Children Ages 2-7

Fun Day T

he timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm, and elegance. Adapted for the stage with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits.

AUDITION INFO Mini-Stars • grades K-1 Thursday, January 3 • 3:30pm-4:30pm Sunday, January 6 • 1:00pm-2:00pm Kid-Stars • grades 2-6 Thursday, January 3 • 5:00pm-7:00pm Tuesday, January 8 • 2:30pm-4:30pm

There is a participation fee to be in the show. SHOW INFORMATION: Mini Stars Sunday, March 17 • 1:00pm

This program is FREE and you do not have to pre-register, just show up!

Sunday, April 28 2:00-4:00pm Our gym will be transformed into a family fun center which will include a giant gymnastics obstacle course, moon bounce, sports activities, scooters, races, and more.

Find Out More!

Spend Time Together and Have Fun!

Sherri Feldscher | 973-530-3425 sfeldscher@jccmetrowest.org

Kid Stars Thursday, March 14 • 7:00pm Saturday, March 16 • 8:00pm Sunday, March 17 • 3:00pm Tickets: $13 Members/Student/Senior $16 General Public To purchase tickets, please call the Theater Box Office at 1-800-494-TIXS or visit www.boxofficetickets.com/jccmetrowest.

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Children | Grades K-6

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red cross classes For a complete listing of all our current classes, visit http://jccmetrowest.org/ arcclasses or call 973-530-3423 for additional information and assistance. See page 33 for our Red Cross classes.

aquatics For a complete listing of all our current classes, visit http://jccmetrowest.org/aquaticgrade or call 973-530-3423 for additional information and assistance. Personal flotation devices are not permitted, except at the discretion of the Aquatics staff, to ensure a safe environment. Parents or guardians must be in the pool with children who are nonswimmers or younger than age 6. Changing a child of any age on the pool deck is strictly prohibited. Please use the locker rooms provided for your safety and convenience.

JCC MetroWest is a leading Authorized Provider of the American Red Cross. All lifeguards and swim instructors are American Red Cross trained. All courses are conducted by American Red Cross authorized instructors and instructor trainers.

Parents must accompany children into the locker room to assist with dressing. Boys and girls over age 5 must use appropriate locker rooms.

LEVEL 2 • FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS Swimmers entering Level 2 must have a Level 1 certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in Level 1. Swimmers learn to float without support and explore simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to lay the foundation for future strokes. Ages 5 - 10 yrs LEVEL 3 • STROKE DEVELOPMENT Swimmers entering Level 3 must have a Level 2 certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in Level 2. Swimmers learn to coordinate the front crawl and elementary backstroke. Swimmers are introduced to the scissor and dolphin kicks, the fundamentals of treading water, and diving. Ages 7 - 13 yrs

The JCC MetroWest Aquatics Department proudly offers: LEVEL 1 • INTRO TO WATER SKILLS No prerequisites for Level 1. Basic personal water safety information and skills are taught to help participants feel comfortable in the water and to enjoy water safety. Elementary aquatic skills that are the foundation for future skills are introduced. Swimmers explore movement in the water—bobbing, floating, and gliding. Good attitudes and safe practices in and around the water begin to develop. Ages 5 - 9 yrs

Catch the Wave and Join

JCC MetroWest Aquatics School Proudly Offering American Red Cross Programming More options . . . Greater convenience . . . Superior service

We are committed to serving you, your family, and our community. We are delighted to invite you to use our convenient online registration! For Grade School Swim Classes please visit www.jccmetrowest.org/aquaticgrade

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PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS 30 minute private lessons are available for all age groups. Participants must be at least 3 years old and have a Full Center Membership. $45 per lesson. Book of 5 lessons $200.

SEMI PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS Two swimmers with same ability level. (Fees are shared between the two swimmers). Participants must be at least 3 years old and have a Full Center Membership. $70 per lesson. Book of 5 lessons $300.

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LEVEL 4 • STROKE IMPROVEMENT Swimmers entering Level 4 must have a Level 3 certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in Level 3. Swimmers develop confidence in the strokes learned thus far and increase their endurance by swimming greater distances. The back crawl stroke and breaststroke are introduced. The sidestroke and butterfly are built upon. Several new strokes and skills are introduced in Level 4.

ENTRY INTO OUR SWIM PROGRAMS All swimmers must be evaluated for proper placement into any of our swim programs. To schedule an evaluation, please contact Cynthia McConnell at cmcconnell@jccmetrowest.org. The swim suit try on will immediately follow the Parents Meeting. SPRING TRAINING IMPORTANT DATES Week 1 • March 18-21 Stroke Evaluation and Front Crawl Stroke (There is no practice the week of March 25-28 OR April 1 & 2 due to Passover)

Ages 8 - 14 yrs LEVEL 5 • STROKE REFINEMENT Swimmers entering Level 5 must have a Level 4 certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the course requirements in Level 4. Swimmers refine performance of all strokes—front crawl, elementary backstroke, back crawl stroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, and butterfly— as well as increase their distances. Flip turns on the front and back are introduced. Expectations are higher than previous levels in regard to distance and quality. Ages 9 - 14 yrs LEVEL 6 • P  ERSONAL WATER SAFETY & FITNESS SWIMMER Swimmers entering this course must have a Level 5 certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the skills required to complete Level 5. In Level 6, expectations are quite high in regard to distance and quality. In Personal Water Safety, learn more complex safety skills that may help you survive in an emergency. In Fitness Swimmer, learn principles of training, and how to evaluate your own level of fitness. We focus on preparing students to participate in more advanced courses, such as WSI and WSI Aid, Lifeguard Training, and Swim Team. Ages 9 - 14 yrs

JCC METROWEST PRECOMPETITIVE, COMPETITIVE & FITNESS SWIM PROGRAMS Our mission is to enhance and progress swimming skills while developing a respect for self, team spirit, sportsmanship, work ethic, self-discipline, and commitment through healthy competition.

For more information, contact Cynthia McConnell, 973-530-3451 (cmcconnell@jccmetrowest.org). Visit us at www.jccmetrowest.org/metroexpress The JCC MetroWest Pre-Competitive, Competitive & Fitness Swim Programs allow the accomplished swimmer to choose from one of three teams: • MetroExpress Marlins Swim Team • Mini Marlins Pre-Competitive Swim Team • Mighty Marlins Fitness Swim Team These swim teams practice October through March. We also offer a Spring Training Program. The program is 9 weeks this year. Practices are offered Monday through Thursday. Swimmers select two of the four days as their regular trainning days.

Do you enjoy the water? Are a good swimmer?

Want to be a lifeguard or swim instructor? If so...we want to get your training started!

Week 2 • April 3 & 4 Front Crawl Stroke Week 3 • April 8-11 Backstroke Week 4 • April 15-18 Breast Stroke Week 5 • April 22-25 Butterfly Week 6 • April 29-May 2 Combination (Front Crawl & Butterfly) Week 7 • May 6-9 Combination (Backstroke & Breast Stroke) Week 8 • May 13 & 14 Starts, Turns & Finishes (There is no practice on May 15 & 16 due to Shavuot) Sunday, May 19 at 2:00pm • Intra-squad Meet Week 9 • May 20-23 Final Stroke Evaluations REGISTRATION Once a swimmer is evaluated, they may be registered for the appropriate swim program. Registration will be arranged through Jackie Sanchez. SWIM TEAM DESCRIPTIONS Mini Marlins Pre-Competitive Swim Team This program is for swimmers who are not yet up to the challenge of swim meet competition. The program’s mission is to enhance and progress swimming skills while developing self respect, discipline, sportsmanship, and commitment to the sport of swimming. Ages 5 - 12 yrs Mighty Marlins Fitness Swim Team Focuses on the athlete who uses swimming as his/her primary form of exercise and is not interested in competition. Age appropriate practice times will be scheduled between 5:00pm and 8:00pm. Ages 10 - 18 yrs

Join one of our exciting American Red Cross (ARC) programs—Guard Start or Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Aide. You must be 11-14 years old and be able to successfully demonstrate the exit skills for ARC Learn-to-Swim Level IV. For more information, contact Kathy Torre, 973-530-3522 (ktorre@). Visit us at www.jccmetrowest.org/arcclasses JCC MetroWest is a leading Authorized Provider of the American Red Cross. All courses are conducted by American Red Cross authorized instructors and instructor trainers.

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JCC MetroExpress Marlins Swim Team The JCC MetroExpress Swim Team is a comprehensive competitive swim program. The program’s mission is to enhance and progress swimming skills while developing self-respect and discipline, sportsmanship, and commitment through healthy competition. The team is co-ed, with swimmers of varying skills and abilities from age 5 through high school. Age appropriate practice times will be scheduled between 5:00pm and 8:00pm. Ages 5 - 18 yrs

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acting | theater

THE CHILDREN’S PRODUCTION COMPANY proudly presents:

Cartoon Page to Broadway Stage

Contact Melissa Brody, 973-530-3481 (mbrody@). INTRODUCTION TO ACTING This fun class is a great introduction to the magic of acting. The young actor explores acting through costume, storytelling, animal exercises, fairy tales, and improvisation. This is a wonderful class to build the young actor's self esteem by helping them to trust their own unique imagination. 5 - 7 yrs Jan. 28 - Jun. 3 M

4:15 - 5:00pm CJ-CA313MIA

Jan. 28 - Jun. 3 M Member: $293/15 sess. Guest: $390/15 sess.

3:10 - 3:55pm CJ-CA313MIA

ACTING TECHNIQUE CLASS Students develop a solid acting technique while having fun in the process. This course includes acting exercises, improvisation, storytelling, and place/imagination work. In doing so, they will develop a sense of confidence that will stay with them wherever they go. 7 - 12 yrs Jan. 28 - Jun. 3 M Member: $293/15 sess. Guest: $390/15 sess.

5:15 - 6:15pm CJ-CA313MAT

JCC MetroWest Theater Companies

We Need You! Looking for volunteer hours, some part time work, or a great resume builder? Positions available in: • Assistant Stage Management • Spot Light • Ushers • Show Counselors and more! Contact Samara Grossman, 973-530-3410 (sgrossman@jccmetrowest.org).

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THE TEEN PRODUCTION COMPANY proudly presents:

The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm, and elegance. Adapted for the stage with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits. AUDITION INFO Prepare an up-tempo song (Happy Birthday is OK!) to sing a cappella. Be prepared to dance. Come either day any time and plan to stay about an hour. Callbacks TBA There is a participation fee to be in the show. Mini-Stars • grades K-1 The cast will be made up of only K-1st graders and the show will be only the best parts of the play! Rehearsals are one day a week from 4:00pm-5:30pm. Thursday, January 3 • 3:30pm-4:30pm Sunday, January 6 • 1:00pm-2:00pm Kids-Stars • grades 2-6 This is our traditional rehearsal process; Sundays 1:00-5:00pm and one night a week (depending on the role). Thursday, January 3 • 5:00pm-7:00pm Tuesday, January 8 • 2:30pm-4:30pm SHOW INFORMATION: Mini Stars: Sunday, March 17 • 1:00pm

Watch all your favorite cartoons come alive in these hit Broadway spectaculars: The Addams Family, Tarzan, Shrek, Lion King, Li’l Abner, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Annie, Seussical and more! AUDITION INFO Prepare any song (Happy Birthday is OK!) to sing a cappella. Be prepared to dance. Come either day any time and plan to stay about an hour. Callbacks TBA. *There is a participation fee to be in the show. Teen-Stars • grades 7-12 Thursday, January 24 • 5:30pm-6:30pm Sunday, January 27 • 5:00pm-6:00pm Tween-Stars • grades 5-12 Thursday, March 21 • 5:30pm-6:30pm Sunday, March 24 • 5:00pm-6:00pm Show info: Thursday, May 30 • 7:30pm Sunday, June 2 • 3:00pm

Kid Stars: Thursday, March 14 • 7:00pm Saturday, March 16 • 8:00pm Sunday, March 17 • 3:00pm

Tickets: $15 Member/Student/Senior $18 General

Tickets: $13 Member/Student/Senior $16 General Public

To purchase tickets, please call the theater box office at 1-800-494-TIXS or visit www.boxofficetickets.com/jccmetrowest.

To purchase tickets, please call the theater box office at 1-800-494-TIXS or visit www.boxofficetickets.com/jccmetrowest.

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MARANTZ ART FELLOWSHIP For children ages 10 to 18 who love art, this class provides enrichment and creative freedom beyond what is offered in public and private school art classes. Students are introduced to a great variety of media-drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, collage, assemblage, and book arts as well as the work of classical and contemporary artists as it relates to their own art work. Students are given freedom to choose the projects that most interest them, and are given a great deal of individual attention and encouragement. The class is taught by a professional artist who specializes in oil portraiture and figurative painting, printmaking, and book arts.

art Contact Melissa Brody, 973-530-3481 (mbrody@). CERAMICS I Introduction to the fine art form of ceramics. Children will use the techniques of pinching, coiling, and slab to develop their skills when working with clay. Students will work on creative self-expression through sculptural forms. 5 - 7 yrs Jan. 28 - Jun. 3 M

4:15 - 5:00pm CJ-CA313MC1

Jan. 28 - Jun. 3 M Member: $293/15 sess. Guest: $390/15 sess.

3:10 - 3:55pm CJ-CA313MCK

The Marantz Art Fellowship is partially subsidized by a grant from the Marantz family, making it very affordably priced. In order to take the class, children are required to show samples of their work primarily to demonstrate a strong interest in art. 10 - 18 yrs Jan. 30 - Jun. 5

Member: $188/16 sess. Guest: $288/16 sess.

5 - 10 yrs 4:15 - 5:00pm CJ-CA313HCC

BALLET & TAP If you love ballet and tap, this is the class for you. Children learn the basics of ballet and tap technique and movement. A little more structure and a lot of fun while strengthening posture, rhythm, and movement skills. Jan. 31 - Jun. 6 Th

4:15 - 5:00pm CJ-CA313HBT

Jan. 31 - Jun. 6 Th Member: $332/17 sess. Guest: $442/17 sess.

3:10 - 3:55pm CJ-CA313HBTK

FAVORITE TV SHOWS DANCE CLASS Come dance to iCarly, Shake it up, Victorious, So Random, A.N.T.S., and all your favorite TV Shows. Learn all the moves that you see on TV. A mix of Hip Hop, Broadway, Jazz, Salsa, and AcroDance. 5 - 8 yrs

FASHION DESIGN Come and learn how to design clothes. Projects will include both drawing new designs and recycling and upcycling your old clothes. Must be in 4th grade or older for this class.

Jan. 30 - Jun. 5 W

4:15 - 5:00pm CJ-CA313WFTM

Jan. 30 - Jun. 5 W Member: $312/16 sess. Guest: $416/16 sess.

3:10 - 3:55pm CJ-CA313WFTMK

9 - 12 yrs 4:15 - 5:00pm CJ-CA313TFD

6 - 8 yrs Jan. 28 - Jun. 3 M

3:10 - 3:55pm CJ_CA312MHHK

Jan. 28 - Jun. 3 M Member: $293/15 sess. Guest: $390/15 sess.

4:15 - 5:00pm CJ-CA313MHH

TAP AND JAZZ For the dancer that wants to dance with more freedom than ballet and learn the basics of jazz technique and tap fundamentals. Half the class will be devoted to Jazz and the other half to Tap. 5 - 12 yrs Jan. 29 - Jun. 4 T

3:10 - 3:55pm CJ-CA313TTJK

Jan. 29 - Jun. 4 T Member: $312/16 sess. Guest: $416/16 sess.

4:15 - 5:00pm CJ-CA313TTJ

enrichments

5 - 8 yrs 4:15 - 5:00pm CJ-CA313WC2

COLOSSAL CREATION Students will have access to many different media types such as paper mache, clay, wood, paper, recycled glass objects, metal, paint and found objects to create sculptures.

Jan. 29 - Jun. 4 T Member: $312/16 sess. Guest: $416/16 sess.

CJ-CA313WMA

dance

7 - 8 yrs

Jan. 31 - Jun. 6 Th Member: $332/17 sess. Guest: $442/17 sess.

5:00 - 6:30pm

Contact Melissa Brody, 973-530-3481 (mbrody@).

CERAMICS II Grade school children will enhance their skills with clay and take their creativity to a whole new level. With encouragement to experiment with new sculptural forms, students will expand their abilities to express themselves with clay. Jan. 30 - Jun. 5 W Member: $312/17 sess. Guest: $416/17 sess.

W

HIP HOP Get in the groove, learn the moves! Hip Hop— the latest craze around! Come on down and jump right in. Give it a chance, take a spin! Learn all of the latest choreography used in all of the music videos and dance to your favorite artists.

Contact Dianne Lucas, 973-530-3993 (dwilliams2@). LEGO ENGINEERING Let your imagination run wild with over 100,000 pieces of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes, and motorized cars with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. For more information: http://bit.ly/WhoWeArePlayWell 7 - 10 yrs Jan. 28 - May 13 M Member: $330/13 sess. Guest: $375/13 sess.

MATHMANIA Cultivate a lifelong love of math and build a foundation of math skills for the future. Children enjoy a dynamic curriculum including role-playing, board games, mind teasers, and much more! 5 - 8 yrs Jan. 31 - May 9 Th Member: $300/13 sess. Guest: $338/13 sess.

4:15 - 5:05pm CJ-CH413THM

THE WORLD OF MAGIC Become a magician and put on a performance for your family and friends at the last class! This program will raise your child's self-esteem: learn self confidence, hand-eye coordination, and presentation skills. Students receive professionally built tricks to keep. 5 - 10 yrs Jan. 28 - May 13 M Member: $300/13 sess. Guest: $338/13 sess.

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4:15 - 4:45pm CJ-CH413M

4:15 - 5:05pm CJ-CH413MWM

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family fun FAMILY TIME IN THE GYM Looking for something fun and active to do as a family? Come to the Margulis Gym and play some favorite games such as GaGa, Badminton, and more. No fee and no advance registration required. Sports & Recreation Staff will be available to set up the equipment needed and get you started. Check the current Margulis gym calendar for family gym days and times. FAMILY FUN DAY For families with children ages 2-7. Family Fun Day is a chance for the entire family to spend some fun and quality time together! Our gym will be transformed into a family fun center which will include a giant gymnastics obstacle course, moon bounce, sports activities, scooters, races, and more! No fee and no advance registration required. Apr. 28

Sun

morris county connection

2:00-4:00pm

PARENT/CHILD 2 ON 2 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Just because the basketball season has come to an end, that doesn't mean the playing has to stop. Come participate in this 2 on 2 Basketball Tournament. Fee includes: t shirt, 3 games minimum. Pre-registration required. To receive t-shirt must register by Friday, March 22. Apr. 7 (gr 1-2) Sun

1:00 - 4:00pm CJ-SW313S75

Apr. 7 (gr 3-4) Sun

4:30 - 7:00pm CJ-SW313S75A

Apr. 14 (gr 5-6) Sun Member: $40/1 sess. Guest: $50/1 sess.

1:00 - 4:00pm CJ-SW313S75C

PASSOVER IN THE AISLES Everyone is invited for a special story time to celebrate Passover. Enjoy holiday stories, treats, and more! Location TBD. Mar. 12

Tues

10:00am – 11:30am

Member/Guest Price: FREE SUNDOWN ON SKATES Havdalah is the separation of Shabbat from the rest of the week. Like standing on skates, Havdalah helps us find balance between Shabbat and the rest of the week. Find your balance with the Morris County Connection. Join us for songs, snacks, and crafts. Florham Park Roller Rink, 192 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park. Jan. 5

Sat

6:00pm-7:30pm

Member/Guest Price: $5 per person TREE TIME THROUGH THE AGES Bring your kids, parents, and grandparents as we celebrate the holiday of Tu B’Shvat, the celebration of trees. Learn about the holiday, create a variety of tree projects, give thanks for trees, and enjoy their own special (nut-free) granola. Alex Aidekman Jewish Community Campus, 901 Route 10, Whippany. Jan. 27

Sun

1:00pm -3:00pm

Member/Guest Price: FREE

Sun

INTERGENERATIONAL CHOCOLATE SEDER EXPERIENCE (AND PJ LIBRARY BOOK SWAP!) Join us as we celebrate Passover, chocolate style! Enjoy a self-guided experience through a world of chocolate stations, culminating in a seder together with your family. From chocolate milk to chocolate covered matzo, it's a great way to make new memories with your family members, both young and old. PJ LIBARY BOOK SWAP! Looking for that PJ book your neighbor got but you didn't? Have duplicates of some titles and don't know what to do with them? We will have a PJ Library Book Swap table at the Chocolate Seder Experience. Open to all. The pickings are only as good as the givings, so gather up your books and we will see you there. Mar. 24

PURIM ON PARADE Children of all ages will be delighted creating edible characters from the Purim story. We will listen to the Purim story together and take our character creations on parade. Don’t forget to wear your favorite costume! Madison Community House, Madison, NJ. Feb. 10

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Jill Felton, jfelton@jfedgmw.org.

Sun

2:00pm-4:00pm.

Member/Guest Price: $10 per person

For more information, please contact Andrea Bergman, abergman@thepartnershipnj.org.

2:00pm-4:00pm

Member/Guest Price: $5 per child

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music | singing PIANO LESSONS Whether you’re a beginner or intermediate player, our teachers will build on your abilities and have you playing successfully. VOICE LESSONS Develop proper voice technique and a personal singing style to go along with it. Expand your repertoire and boost your confidence.

For more information, please contact mbrody@ jccmetrowest.org to schedule your first lesson. JCC GLEE CLUB For those who love to sing and dance! Each class focuses on singing techniques and dance steps, culminating in a group performance at the end of the session that highlights each individual. For beginners who want to try musical theater and people who just love to perform. 7 - 12 yrs Jan. 30 - Jun. 5 W Member: $312/16 sess. Guest: $416/16 sess.

4:15 - 5:00pm CJ-CA313WGC

Grade School Programs | Grades K-6 One-on-one “shadow” aide/counselor provided for success in a typical preschool classroom and/or camp group, located at the Cooperman JCC in West Orange. Interview and acceptance into program required. Additional fee.

For further information, please contact the Children & Youth office, 973-530-3993 CLUB JCC JUNIOR SWIM AND YOGA Ages 8 – 12 years. A sports & recreation program targeted to children diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome and ADD/ADHD. Children participate in a group swim session and yoga. Supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs. 8 - 12 yrs Jan. 31 - May 16 Th Member: $420/14 sess. Guest: $490/14 sess.

5 - 18 yrs JCC MetroWest Special Needs Services

Contact Rebecca Gallanter, 973-530-3478 (rgallanter@). CLUB JCC SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAMS 18 months-18 years Enhancing the Lives of Children, Teens, and Adults with Special Needs Camp Friends at Camp Deeny Riback Grades Pre-K - 6 Young people with developmental delays / special needs are able to enjoy outdoor summer camp. Integrated within camp, a "shadow" counselor helps each child fully maximize his or her experience. Extra fee applies. Teen Tracks Travel Ages 13-22 years Our campers take part in weekly activities and day trips. Teen Tracks Travel includes continuous practicing and reinforcement of social and communication skill development activities. For further information, contact Rebecca Gallanter, 973-530-3478 Shadow Programs Shadow Programs also available in most other camp programs based at Cooperman JCC, West Orange; please inquire with Camp Directors.

Jan. 27 - May 5 Sun Member: $280/8 sess. Guest: $320/8 sess.

12:30 - 3:00pm SN-JJ00304

MOMS SUPPORT GROUP FOR FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Are you interested in a support group for moms of children with special needs? This group will offer support and guidance, an opportunity to network with other moms, tips for advocating for your child, and information about the services and resources available in our community.

For more information or to register, please contact Rebecca Wanatick of MetroWest ABLE at (973) 929-3129 (rwanatick@ujcnj.org). DADS SUPPORT GROUP FOR FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Calling all Dads: Are you interested in forming a support group for fathers of children with special needs? This group will offer support and guidance, an opportunity to network with other fathers, ways to advocate for your child, and information about services and resources available in the community.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Wanatick of MetroWest ABLE at 973-929-3129 (rwanatick@ujcnj.org).

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sports & recreation ALL SORTS OF SPORTS If it is a sport they will play it. If you can say it, they will play it. If you can kick it, hit it, or throw it, they will play it. 4 - 6 yrs Jan. 30 - Jun. 5 W Member: $236/16 sess.

3:10 - 3:55pm CJ-SW313W11A

Guest: $272/16 sess. 4:30 - 6:00pm SN-000009

CLUB JCC JUNIOR SUNDAY A social recreation program focusing on socialization and communication skills through activities such as free swim, targeted skill development activities and games, and arts & crafts.

special needs

Club

JCC Grade School Inclusion Program

BASKETBALL GRADES K-1 This class will review the basics of basketball while also teaching offensive and defensive skills, proper rebounding and positioning, footwork and game like-situations. This class is perfect for kids participating in JCC Basketball Leagues. 4 - 6 yrs Jan. 28 - Jun. 3 M Member: $221/15 sess. Guest: $255/15 sess.

4:15 - 5:00pm CJ-SW313M21

BASKETBALL GRADES 2-4 This class will review the basics of basketball while also teaching offensive and defensive skills, proper rebounding and positioning, footwork, and game like-situations. This class is perfect for kids participating in JCC Basketball Leagues. 7 - 9 yrs Jan. 28 - Jun. 3 M Member: $221/15 sess. Guest: $255/15 sess.

5:15 - 6:00pm CJ-SW313M21A

BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE GOLF LESSONS Golf is a sport for a lifetime. Enjoy learning to play on a well manicured classic course. Learn golf fundamentals: grip, alignment, stance and posture, backswing, downswing and followthrough. Acquire the feel of the swing and develop dexterity through drills and exercises. Discussion will touch on rules, etiquette, safety, golf lingo, equipment, and history of the game. 7 - 17 yrs Apr. 7 - May 5 Sun Member: $160/5 sess. Guest: $175/5 sess.

9:30 - 10:45am CJ-SW313S27

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FAMILY FUN DAY For families with children ages 2-7. Family Fun Day is a chance for the entire family to spend some fun and quality time together! Our gym will be transformed into a family fun center which will include a giant gymnastics obstacle course, moon bounce, sports activities, scooters, races, and more. No fee and no advance registration required. Apr. 28 Sun 2:00-4:00pm BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE GOLF LESSONS Come out on the weekend and learn the fundamentals of golf in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. We will cover the grip, aim, and stance. Through drills and exercises, the overall swing, including backswing, downswing, and followthrough will be acquired. Short game, including chipping, pitching, and putting will be worked on. Safety and etiquette will be stressed. Discussion will also touch on golf lingo (birdie, par, and bogey), equipment, and rules. Class will be held in the Margulis Gymnasium. Course taught by Lou Ruina, experienced teacher and golf pro at Millburn Municipal and East Orange golf courses of Short Hills, and Anchor Golfland in Whippany. Equipment will be provided, bring clubs if you have them. 7 - 17 yrs Feb. 2 - Mar. 9 Sat Member: $125/5 sess. Guest: $140/5 sess.

9:10 - 10:10am CJ-SW313Y27

CHILDREN’S FUN RUN GRADE SCHOOL Children ages 5-10 are invited to take part in Fun Run which promotes a great start to a healthy and fit life. Program will include proper stretching and warm up techniques and other fun fitness activities. Each runner will receive a certificate and a medal. There is no fee for this program but please pre-register to ensure your spot. 3 - 10 yrs Apr. 21 (3-4yrs) Sun

1:00 - 1:45pm CJ-SW313S80

Apr. 21 (5-6yrs)

1:45 - 2:30pm

Sun

CJ-SW313S80A

Apr. 21 (9-10yrs) Sun

3:15 - 4:00pm CJ-SW313S80C

Apr. 21 (7-8yrs) Sun

2:30 - 3:15pm CJ-SW131S80B

FAMILY TIME IN THE GYM Looking for something fun and active to do as a family? Come to the Margulis gym and play some favorite games such as Ga Ga, Badminton, and more. No fee and no advance registration required. Sports and Recreation Staff will be available to set up the equipment needed and get you started. Check the current Margulis gym calendar for family gym days and times.

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GAME ON Join us for some exciting classic games and some new games too! Some of the classic games will be Spud, Ga Ga, Steal the Bacon, Kings, and running games. New games will include cooperative games which emphasize teamwork and cooperation. Emphasis will be on FUN! 4 - 5 yrs Jan. 29 - Jun. 4

T

Member: $236/16 sess. Guest: $272/16 sess.

4:15 - 5:00pm CJ-SW313T23

INTERMEDIATE KARATE Continue the development of body awareness and practical self-defense techniques, behavior, and strategies. Prerequisite: Karate. 6 - 12 yrs Jan. 28 - Jun. 3 M Member: $255/15 sess. Guest: $293/15 sess.

GRAVITYOUTH® AGES 8-12 (DEPENDING UPON CHILD) GRAVITYouth® is a group training program designed to help kids be active, learn about muscle groups, exercise, and most importantly, have fun. It is a safe means of training for all ages, sizes, and levels of ability. Group sessions run throughout the week. One-toone sessions also available. Contact Sharon Tobey, 973-530-3407 (stobey@).

HAKOAH SPORTS CLUB GRADES 2-5

HAKOAH JUNIOR SPORTS CLUB GRADES K-1 Come join us once a month for an evening of fun sports activities! Snacks and a Hakoah Sports Club t-shirt will be provided to all participants.

5:00 - 5:55pm CJ-SW313M20A

KARATE Introduce your child to a lifelong sport that develops self confidence, self esteem, balance, and self defense. 5 - 12 yrs Jan. 28 - Jun. 3 M

4:00 - 4:55am CJ-SW313M20

Jan. 28 - Jun. 3 M Member: $255/15 sess. Guest: $293/15 sess.

3:10 - 3:55pm CJ-SW313M05B

KIDS YOGA - 6+ It's fun and creative. It builds self-esteem and confidence. It increases concentration and attention. It's Kids Yoga! Through music, games, stories, and laughter, your child will discover the magic of yoga. 6 - 10 yrs Jan. 29 - Jun. 4 T

3:10 - 3:55pm CJ-SW313T07B

Jan. 29 - Jun. 4 T Member: $272/16 sess. Guest: $313/16 sess.

4:15 - 5:00pm CJ-SW313T22

Oct. 27 • Baseball­­—Opening Night1 Nov. 17 • World Cup soccer Dec. 15 • Winter Olympics Jan. 26 • Camp Games-Kings, GaGa, Dodgeball Feb. 9 • Super Bowl fever Mar. 9 • March Madness $108 Member/$125 Guest Hakoah Club Extras What about heading out with us to see mini golf, bowling, professional basketball game, or another great sporting event? Fees for these trips are extra and will be on a different day than our normal Hakoah Sports Club meeting date.

For more information, contact Sherri Feldscher at 973-530-3425 (sfeldscher@).

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VARSITY SPORTS VACATION PROGRAM Join the Sports & Recreation Department for a fun vacation day that will focus on many of your favorite varsity sports. Sports can include soccer, swimming, basketball, football, hockey, baseball, and more. Exciting drills will lead up to actual game-like scrimmages. Awards will be given out at the end of the day. Please pack a lunch and a bathing suit. Drop off and pick up will be in the Margulis Gymnasium

NHL STREET GRADES 3-5 EXCITING NEW indoor street hockey program sponsored by the NHL. NHL provides equipment and staff training manuals. Devils alumni and mascot will visit once during semester. Devils promotional items given away. Program led by JCC staff. 8 - 10 yrs Jan. 30 - Jun. 5 W Member: $236/16 sess. Guest: $272/16 sess.

5:15 - 6:00pm CJ-SW313W25

PARENT/CHILD 2 ON 2 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Just because the basketball season has come to an end, that doesn't mean the playing has to stop. Come participate in this 2 on 2 Basketball Tournament. Fee includes: t shirt, 3 games minimum. Pre-registration required. To receive t shirt must register by Friday, March 22. Apr. 7 (gr 1-2) Sun

1:00 - 4:00pm CJ-SW313S75

Apr. 7 (gr 3-4) Sun

4:30 - 7:00pm CJ-SW313S75A

Apr. 14 (gr 5-6) Sun Member: $40/1 sess. Guest: $50/1 sess.

1:00 - 4:00pm CJ-SW313S75C

STICK SPORTS GRADES K-1 This class will feature a variety of sports including wiffle ball, lacrosse, hockey, and tennis. If your child loves sports and being active then this is the class for them. Appropriate skills will be taught for each sport. Class will emphasize teamwork and having FUN!

Feb. 19 (gr k-2) T

9:00am - 4:00pm CJ-SW313T71

BE A PART OF THE SUCCESS!

Feb. 19 (gr 3-5) T

9:00am - 4:00pm CJ-SW313T71A

JUNIOR MACCABI GAMES The Jr. Maccabi Games is a one day event for Jewish boys and girls ages 10-12 years as of May 1, 2013. This year’s games will take place on Sunday, May 4 in Philadelphia Athletes travel and compete against other athletes from Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey.

Feb. 21 (gr k-2) Th

9:00am - 4:00pm CJ-SW313H71

Feb. 21 (gr 3-5) Th

9:00am - 4:00pm CJ-SW313H71A

Mar. 28 (gr k-2) Th

9:00am - 12:00pm CJ-SW313H71B

Mar. 28 (gr 3-5) Th

9:00am - 4:00pm CJ-SW313H71C

Mar. 27 (gr k-2) W

9:00am - 4:00pm CJ-SW313W71

Mar. 27 (gr 3-5) W Member: $68/1 sess. Guest: $83/1 sess.

9:00am - 4:00pm CJ-SW313W71A

Tryouts for the JCC MetroWest delegation will begin in December. Tryouts will be held in the following sports: Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Baseball, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Boys and Girls swimming.

For more information and a complete tryout schedule, visit the JCC website (www.jccmetrowest.org) or contact Sherri Feldscher 973-530-3424 (sfeldscher@) Volunteer coaches will be needed. If you are interested in coaching, please contact Sherri Feldscher 973-530-3425 (sfeldscher@)

TENNIS GRADES K-1 Children learn to play tennis with smaller rackets, lower nets, and foam tennis balls. 5 - 7 yrs Jan. 31 - Jun. 6 Th Member: $289/17 sess. Guest: $333/17 sess.

4:15 - 5:00pm CJ-SW313H26

TENNIS GRADES 2-5 Children learn to play tennis with smaller rackets, lower nets, and foam tennis balls. 7 - 10 yrs Jan. 31 - Jun. 6 Th Member: $289/17 sess. Guest: $333/17 sess.

5:15 - 6:00pm CJ-SW313H26A

BASKETBALL Hoop Heaven Spring Basketball Leagues: The JCC will enter teams into Hoop Heaven’s Spring Basketball League based on interest. Games will begin in March and will run through the middle of June. Games will be played once a week at Hoop Heaven in Whippany and practices will be held 1-2 times a week at the JCC in West Orange. Hoop Heaven has a variety of league levels from recreation through competitive and each team will be placed according to their ability. Teams will be fielded in the following ages divisions and teams for boys and girls are separate: Grade 4 Grades 5&6 Grades 7&8 Grades 9&10 Grades 11& 12 Volunteer Coaches Needed.

To register a team or to play on the JCC team, contact Emily Einhorn at 973-530-3496 (eeinhorn@jccmetrowest.org).

5 - 7 yrs Jan. 30 - Jun. 5 W Member: $236/16 sess. Guest: $272/16 sess.

4:15 - 5:00pm CJ-SW313W24

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children • grades K-6

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Monday, February 18 • Dinosaurs Rock

summer camps

Experience dinosaur fossils like never before. Some items that are 10,000 to over 500 million years old. Kids will be able to see and touch these items up-close, including the newest additions to the collection, a 9 foot leg of an Ice Age Mammoth, genuine Dinosaur Eggs and Dinosaur Footprints plus lots more.

CAMP DEENY RIBACK A Summer of Fun – A Lifetime of Memories Ages 3-1/2- Grade 10 Each day at CDR is magical as campers participate in a full athletics and aquatics program, performing arts, nature, mountain biking, and so much more, complemented with amazing special events. As the ultimate Jewish day camp in Morris County, Camp Deeny Riback provides our campers with a traditional camping experience where life skills are learned and lifelong friendships are created. Fully accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), CDR is located on 35 beautiful wooded acres in Flanders, NJ. Camp Deeny Riback sessions last 4, 6 or 8 weeks, a full hot and cold lunch program is included, and door-to-door transportation is provided to most towns as well as centralized transportation from West Orange and Whippany. For more information, contact us at 973-929-2901 (camps@jccmetrowest.org). EXPLORATION CAMPS Explore a New World Every Day! Grades K-5 Magic, cooking, crafts, science, clay, dance, sewing, chemistry—we have it for your child! Three hours of specialized instruction from professional teachers in their chosen week's adventure, combined with daily free swim, organized games outside or in our indoor gym, plus a snack to keep them going. Contact Director: Dianne Lucas: 973-530-3993 (dwilliams2@) or Assistant Director: Justine Nagy: 973-530-3987 (Jnagy@) TRIPLE THREAT THEATER CAMP Acting, Dance, Song – All Summer Long! Grades K-9 Campers will explore acting, voice, and dance with working professionals. Each Wednesday, campers experience the heart of the Broadway theater community, weekly theater trips to NYC and regional houses, insider workshops with working Broadway professionals, and onsite visits by some of the most creative forces working in theater today. All this while maintaining a "camp" atmosphere with swim/gym and relaxation time daily. Contact Carol Berman, 973-530-3421 (cberman@jccmetrowest.org).

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children • grades K-6

Grades K-1 Grades 2-5 Member: $68

Tuesday, February 19 • Bowling Strike! It’s time to get your bowl on. Join us as we spend the afternoon at the East Hanover Lanes for an afternoon filled with fun! Guess what lunch is on us.

vacation programs Contact Dianne Lucas, 973-530-3993 (dwilliams2@j). Pack a kosher dairy lunch with a drink each day. Bring a bathing suit and towel when applicable. Generally programs run from 9:00am– 4:00pm. Extended supervision available 7:30am–6:00pm. Arrangements must be made when registering. Monday, January 21 • Magic Show Poof! Zap! Zam! Magic Day will be filled with amazing tricks and dazzling disappearances. Be ready to be mind-boggled and impressed as you question yourself as to how did they do that? Don’t forget about the magical time we will have at swim. Grades K-1 Grades 2-5 Member: $68

CH-CJ314M21A CH-CJ314M21B Guest: $83

Thursday, February 14 • Day @ the J! We will swim, play in the gym, hang out in the Youth Lounge, make arts & crafts projects, and more. You’re sure to have a great time on this day @ the J! Grades K-5 Member: $68

CH-CJ314TH Guest: $83

Friday, February 15 • Liberty Science Center See the new “Animation” exhibit; hover in mid-air as you create a time-lapse sequence. Visit the Cartoon Museum of original cells and collectibles and make your own fabulous cartoon creations surrounded by larger-than-life characters from Cartoon Network. Experiment with 30 hands-on activities on story boarding, character design, drawing techniques, movement, timing, filming, sound, visual effects, and cell layering. Grades K-1 Grades 2-5 Member: $68

CH-CJ314M18A CH-CJ314M18A Guest: $83

CH-CJ314F15A CH-CJ314F15B Guest: $83

Grades K-1 Grades 2-5 Member: $68

CH-CJ314T19A CH-CJ314T19B Guest: $83

Wednesday, February 20 • Reuse, Recycle, Reinvent Go Green even though it’s white outside! Be inventive and spend the day creating cool new works of art by reusing and repairing some of your old castaways. Children will learn what you can do to help the world be a better place while they let their imagination run wild. Grades k-1 Member: $68

CH-CJ314W20A Guest: $83

Wednesdsay, February 20 • Snow Tubing Bundle up and join us as we spend the day snow tubing! You’re sure to have loads of fun on this day as we tube down the mountain- you can even race your friends. No swimming on this day. Grades 2-5 Member: $68

CH-CJ314W20B Guest: $83

February 22 • Pajama Party! Roll out of bed and head to the J. Cooking pancakes and eggs will get the day started right. Having a PJ fashion show and pillow case sack race are just a few things we will do on this day! Don’t forget about swim and gym. Grades K-1 Grades 2-5 Member: $68

CH-CJ314F22A CH-CJ314f22B Guest: $83

March 27 • Save the Date! For more information contact Dianne Lucas, 973-530-3993 (dwilliams2@j) March 28 • Save the Date! For more information contact Dianne Lucas, 973-530-3993 (dwilliams2@j)

JCC MetroWest • Your Jewish Community Center


March 29 • Save the Date! For more information contact Dianne Lucas, 973-530-3993 (dwilliams2@j) Monday, April 1 • Liberty Science Center See the new “Animation” exhibit; hover in mid-air as you create a time-lapse sequence. Visit the Cartoon Museum of original cells and collectibles and make your own fabulous cartoon creations surrounded by larger-than-life characters from Cartoon Network. Experiment with 30 hands-on activities on story boarding, character design, drawing techniques, movement, timing, filming, sound, visual effects, and cell layering. Grades K-1 Grades 2-5 Member: $68

CH-CJ314M1A CH-CJ314M1B Guest: $83

Tuesday, April 2 • Bowling Strike! It’s time to get your bowl on. Join us as we spend the afternoon at the East Hanover Lanes for an afternoon filled with fun! Guess what lunch is on us. Grades K-1 Grades 2-5 Member: $68

CH-CJ314T2A CH-CJ314T2B Guest: $83

Wednesday, April 3 • Reuse, Recycle, Reinvent Go Green even though it’s white outside! Be inventive and spend the day creating cool new works of art by reusing and repairing some your old castaways. Children will learn what you can do to help the world be a better place while they let their imagination run wild. Grades k-1 Member: $68

CH-CJ314W2A Guest: $83

Wednesday, April 3 • Roller Skating Get your groove on as we head over to the Roller Rink to enjoy a day of roller skating. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced skater, you are sure to have a BLAST! Skate rentals will be included, but feel free to bring your own if you have them. Grades k-1 Member: $68

Thursday, April 4 • Save the Date! Save the date! For more information contact Dianne Lucas, 973-530-3993 (dwilliams2@j) Friday, April 5 • Pajama Party! Roll out of bed and head to the J. Cooking pancakes and eggs will get the day started right. Having a PJ fashion show and pillow case sack race are just a few things we will do on this day! Don’t forget about swim and gym. Grades K-1 Grades 2-5 Member: $68

Vacation Programs January • February • March

CH-CJ314W2B Guest: $83

CH-CJ314F5A CH-CJ314F5B Guest: $83

When School is out… the JCC is in! Vacation Program Policies and Procedures • Programs are open to Members and Guests of the JCC. • Space is limited. Cancellations will incur a cancellation fee.

Spend school vacations at the JCC Join us for days filled with trips, sports, theater, fun, and excitement. JCC MetroWest offers a variety of Vacation Programs to choose from. Pick one program for the full vacation or mix and match to suit your child’s interest. Our programs are open to the whole community.

Early Childhood • ages 3–4

• Cancellation Policy: Cancellations 48 hours prior to a Vacation Program will receive a JCC credit. Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to a Vacation Program will receive no refund. • Late Registration Fee: If you do not enroll your child by the date under the program there will be a $10 late registration fee. • Please bring a kosher dairy, nut-free lunch each day. • Bring a bathing suit and towel when applicable. • Before and After Care is available at no additional fee from 7:30am–6:00pm.

Don’t let your little one miss out! Each day it’s a different activity just right for them.

• Parents who pick up after 6:00pm will be charged $1 per minute.

Vacation Station • grades K–6

• Any child who requires a Shadow Counselor must coordinate this arrangement with our Special Needs Director. The Shadow Counselor is paid separately by the parent.

Shows, carnivals, bowling, movies, special events, and more! See pages 26 for more details.

Sign up today! (@jccmetrowest.org) • www.jccmetrowest.org

• Low registration may result in program cancellation. department name

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special needs | ages 2 years-18 years

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special needs JCC MetroWest Special Needs Services: We Have What You’re Looking For... Life Skills Programs Adult Day Program ■ Adaptive Aquatics ■ Sports & Recreation ■ Personal Training ■ Summer Programs ■ After School Programs ■ Weekend Recreation ■ Jewish Education ■ Community Events ■ Workshops ■

Club

JCC MetroWest Special Needs Services

CLUB JCC JUNIOR • 2-18 YEARS

JCC Membership is not required. Many programs operate on a fee-for-service basis. We offer inclusion opportunities in all JCC course offerings. One-to-one shadow staff are available for an additional fee. Contact Special Needs Services, 973-530-3998, (specialneedsservices@) for our latest newsletter which includes our schedule and program fees. Intake application and interview required prior to registration for any Club JCC Programs. Contact Special Needs Services, 973-530-3998 (specialneedsservices@) for intake package. JCC MetroWest is an approved New Jersey Department of Developmental Disabilities Real Life Choices Provider. ADAPTED AQUATICS Introduction to swimming for individuals with special needs. Swim instructors have background and experience with persons with special needs. Membership is required. Contact JCC Aquatics Dept, 973-530-3422 for information. Dates Ongoing 6 - 15 yrs

EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS One-to-one “shadow” aide/counselor provided for success in a typical Preschool classroom and/or camp group, located at Cooperman JCC. Interview and acceptance into program required. Additional fee. For further information, please contact the JCC Early Childhood office, 973-530-3479 (EarlyChildhoodWO@) 2 - 4 yrs CLUB JCC JUNIOR SWIM & YOGA A sports & recreation program targeted to children diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome and ADD/ADHD. Children participate in a group swim session and yoga. Supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs. 8 - 12 yrs Jan. 31 - May 16 Th Member: $420/16 sess. Guest: $490/16 sess.

4:30 - 6:00pm SN-000009

CLUB JCC JUNIOR SUNDAY A social recreation program focusing on socialization and communication skills through activities such as free swim, Jewish culture, targeted skill development activities and games, and arts & crafts. 5 - 18 yrs Jan. 27 - May 5 Sun Member: $280/8 sess. Guest: $320/8 sess.

12:30 - 3:00pm SN-JJ00394

OTHER PROGRAMS AND EVENTS New York State of Mind (in New Jersey!) Fourth Annual Club JCC Dance-A-Thon 2013 Join us for this amazing fundraising event supporting Special Needs Services at the JCC. Organized by our Special Needs Committee, a dedicated group of teen volunteers, special needs participants, family members, and professionals. Light dinner, snacks, and beverages provided. Prizes, giveaways, games, and raffle. Saturday, February 2 • 7:00pm–11:00pm (snow date: Saturday, February 9) $20 per person or collect donations to reduce admission fee MetroWest ABLE Babysitting Course— Learn to Babysit for Children with Special Needs Teens will be trained by a professional in the field of special needs. The training will include workshops, videos, and meetings with parents and professionals. Students will become certified in CPR and first aid as well as the topics of rights and responsibilities, child development, behavioral challenges, caring for a child with special needs, handling emergencies, and more. Each participant will walk away from the program with a resource kit of materials/activities to guide them as a babysitter. They will also be required to fulfill 3 hours of practical experience at one of our programs supporting individuals with special needs.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Wanatick, 973-929-3129 (rwanatick@ujcnj.org).

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special needs • ages 18 months-12 years

JCC MetroWest • Your Jewish Community Center


Save the Date!

Fourth Annual Dance-A-Thon New York State of Mind (in New Jersey!)

Club Jewish Disability Awareness Month & Shabbat Shalem February 2013 An opportunity for our community to raise awareness and support the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of Jewish life in MetroWest. For more information on community celebrations, please visit www. metrowestable.org or contact Rebecca Wanatick, 973-929-3129 (rwanatick@ujcnj.org). Personal Training* for Individuals with Special Needs One-to-one personal training sessions for individuals with special needs ages 10 and over. Certified Personal Trainers and fitness professionals have background and experience with persons with special needs.

*Real Life Choices/Self-Determination provider via DD Contact the JCC Fitness Center, 973-530-3416. MOMS SUPPORT GROUP FOR FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Are you interested in a support group for moms of children with special needs? This group will offer: support and guidance, an opportunity to network with other moms, tips for advocating for your child, and information about the services and resources available in our community. For more information or to register, contact Rebecca Wanatick, 973-929-3129 (rwanatick@ujcnj.org). Meets September through June on the second Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm - 9:00pm. Jun. 13- May 8 FREE DADS SUPPORT GROUP FOR FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Calling all Dads: Are you interested in forming a support group for fathers of children with special needs? This group will offer support and guidance, an opportunity to network with other fathers, ways to advocate for your child, and services & resources available in the community. For more information, contact Rebecca Wanatick, 973-929-3129 (rwanatick@ujcnj.org). Meets 4th Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm - 9:00pm. Jun 27 - May 22

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JCC MetroWest Special Needs Services

Join us to raise awareness and funds for

Club JCC Special Needs Services Saturday, February 2 • 7:00pm–11:00pm Snowdate • Saturday, February 9 Dancing Begins • 7:15pm $20 Admission Includes a serving of baked ziti, salad, and drink. Additional snacks available for purchase.

Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC | West Orange Registration $20/Person or Raise Donations—Ask Us How! To register, visit www.firstgiving.com/jccmetrowest For more information, contact Rebecca Gallanter, at 973-530-3998 (specialneedsservices@jccmetrowest.org).

Real Life Choices Approved Provider State of New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

Family

For Families with Children Ages 2-7

Sunday, April 28 • 2:00-4:00pm

This program is FREE and you do not have to pre-register – just show up!

Fun Day

Our gym will be transformed into a family fun center which will include a giant gymnastics obstacle course, moon bounce, sports activities, scooters, races, and more.

Find Out More! Sherri Feldscher | 973-530-3425 sfeldscher@jccmetrowest.org

Spend Time Together and Have Fun!

special needs • ages 18 months-12 years

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Think Summer 2013—Enroll Today! rs s – 5 yea 5 month

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early childhood camps

JCC MetroWest

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PreK – G

• 35 Beautiful Acres of Swimming, Crafts, and Outdoor Fun • Junior Village—Just the Right Size for PreK–Grade 1 • More Options, Adventure, and Choice for Grades 2–10

• Caring, Experienced Staff • Weekly Themes & Activities • Instructional Swim & Organized Sports

Big Kids Camp— Little Kids Environment

theater camp

camps

–6 Grades K

triple threat

JCC MetroWest

JCC MetroWest

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A Summer of Fun— A Lifetime of Memories s4 & Grade 3 – K s Grade

– 10

• Weekly Trips to NYC: Master Class, Lunch, Matinee • Study with Working Professionals • Flexibility—Stay for a Day or Explore a Week

• Two Performance Showcases per Summer

• In-depth Discovery of Chemistry, Music, Cooking, and More • NEW! Friday Trips

Discover a New World Every Day

Acting! Dance! Song! All Summer Long

Contact 973-929-2901 | camps@jccmetrowest.org | www.jccmetrowest.org

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