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| Winter Spring JANUARY – MAY 2013 Tevet 5773—Sivan 5773

Teens, Adults, 60+

Winter-Spring Registration Fair Tue, December 11 8:00am-11:30am | Steiner Court Registration Opens Tue, December 11 | 8:00am Guest Registration Opens Tue, December 18 | 8:00am

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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

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teens american red cross art music|singing special needs sports & recreation theater

administrative Florine Peck, Executive Assistant • 973-530-3402

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israel program center 8 adults american red cross 10 aquatics 11 art galleries 12 cultural arts 13 health & healing 13 jewish education 14 sports & recreation 15

couples @ leisure men @ leisure women @ leisure life long learning day trips aquatics enrichments fitness satellite senior center william margulies senior center book clubs

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special needs

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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 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

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early childhood services Michael Reisman • 973-530-3511

saint barnabas wellness center

fitness Wes Caron, Director • 973-530-3994

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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

Montclair West Orange Whippany

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Community Perks


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. Join us for Fitness, Swim, Gym & Indoor Track. Questions? Stop by our Membership Office or call 973-530-3443.


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american red cross For a complete listing of all our current classes, visit http://jccmetrowest.org/arcclasses or call Jackie Sanchez, 973-530-3423. JCC MetroWest is a leading Authorized Provider of the American Red Cross, committed to training, empowering, and preparing our community. All American Red Cross classes are conducted by an American Red Cross authorized instructor. Refund Policy: An 80% refund will be given for cancellations within 10 days of the start of class or failure to complete course prerequisites for the following courses: • Lifeguard Training • Lifeguard Training Instructor • Water Safety Instructor

Babysitter Training Workshops Join JCC MetroWest and the American Red Cross to Become the Best Babysitter You Can Be! Hands-on activities, interactive videos, roleplaying, and lively discussions will help you gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to care for infants through school-age children. This Babysitting Training event is designed for young people 11-15 years old. Participants who complete each course component will receive certificates for Babysitter Training, Infant & Child CPR, and First Aid. Be the best babysitter you can be! See component course descriptions below. BABYSITTER TRAINING What you need to know and what every parent wants in a responsible babysitter. Learn how to perform first aid, handle bedtime issues, prevent injuries, and be prepared if an emergency does happen. Learn diapering and feeding techniques and more. Must be 11 years old by the last scheduled date of the course. Please bring a doll, snack, and drink to class. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. 11 - 15 yrs

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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. FIRST AID This course gives babysitters the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic first aid and care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. Does not include breathing or cardiac emergencies. Please bring a snack and drink to class. 11 + yrs INFANT & CHILD CPR This course trains babysitters to care for lifethreatening respiratory and cardiac emergencies in infants and children by using rescue breathing and CPR. Please bring a snack and drink to class. 11 + yrs

LIFEGUARD TRAINING CLASS Class and pool work. CPR/AED for Lifeguards and First Aid included. Prerequisite: continuously swim 300 yds. using crawl and breast stroke; submerge to a depth of 7-10 ft; retrieve a 10 lb. object; and return to starting point within the allotted time. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. Certifications: Lifeguard Training/First Aid valid for 3 years; CPR/AED for Lifeguards valid for 1 year. 15 + yrs WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR (WSI) This course trains instructor candidates to teach water safety, including the six levels of the Learn to Swim and Parent & Child Aquatics. Prerequisites: Minimum age of 16 by the last scheduled session of the instructor course. Successfully complete the pre-course session and demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills: 25 yards each of front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke, elementary backstroke, and side stroke; 15 yards of butterfly. Maintain position on back in deep water, treading water for 1 minute each. 16 + yrs

SWIM TRAINING FOR LIFEGUARD AND WSI CANDIDATES • 30 MIN SESSIONS This is highly recommended for anyone taking the American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguard Training or WSI class. Many participants fail the pre-tests for these courses and are eliminated from the program. Lifeguard participants will practice the ARC Lifeguard Training pre-skills session including the 300 yard swim and timed brick recovery event. WSI participants will practice the ARC WSI pre-skills session including all necessary strokes. Lifeguard and WSI participants will have the opportunity to build endurance and learn efficient swimming techniques from an ARC Instructor.

Completion of this class does not guarantee you will pass the Lifeguard Training or WSI pre-test. Single Session $35 3/sessions $90

Training is scheduled by appointment. Please contact Jackie Sanchez, 973-530-33423 (jsanchez@).

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS 30 minute private lessons are available for all age groups. Must have 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). Must have Center Membership. $70 per lesson. Book of 5 lessons $300.

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art Contact Melissa Brody, 973-530-3481 (mbrody@). MARANTZ ART FELLOWSHIP For children ages 10-18 who love art, this class provides enrichment and creative freedom beyond what is offered in public and private school art classes. 10 - 18 yrs Jan. 30 - Jun. 5 W Member: $188/16 sess. Guest: $288/16 sess.

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music | singing Contact Melissa Brody, 973-530-3481 (mbrody@). PIANO LESSONS Whether you’re a beginner or intermediate player, our teachers will build on your abilities and have you playing successfully.

CLUB JCC TEEN SUNDAY Ages 13-18. An offsite social recreation program that provides teens with special needs the opportunity to learn and practice life skills in the community. Activities take place at local restaurants, theaters, bowling lanes, entertainment centers, etc. Lunch and admissions included in fee. Supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs. 12 - 20 yrs Jan. 27 - May 19 Sun Member: $45/8 sess. Guest: $50/8 sess.

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 MetroWest ABLE, 973- 929-3129 (rwanatick@ujcnj.org).

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.

special needs Contact Rebecca Gallanter, 973-530-3478 (rgallanter@). CLUB JCC TEEN FITNESS CLUB A fitness program including yoga and swim, targeted to teens with Asperger's Syndrome and ADD/ADHD. Swimsuit/towel required plus comfortable clothing for yoga. Supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs. 13 - 18 yrs Jan. 31 - Jun. 20 Th Member: $630/21 sess. Guest: $735/21 sess.

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CLUB JCC TEEN SATURDAY NIGHT An offsite social recreation program that provides teens with special needs the opportunity to learn and practice life skills in the community. Activities take place at local theaters and entertainment centers. Admissions and transportation to/from JCC and venue included. Supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs. 13 - 18 yrs Jan. 13 Sun Member: $65/1 sess. Guest: $75/1 sess.

1:00 - 4:00pm SN-TT00004

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 MetroWest ABLE, 973-929-3129 (rwanatick@ujcnj.org).

JCC Teen Inclusion Program Teen Programs | ages 13–18 years One-to-one “shadow” aide/counselor provided for success in a typical preschool classroom and/or camp group, located at the Cooperman JCC. Interview and acceptance into program required. Additional fee.

For further information, please contact the Children & Youth office at 973-530-3993.

Save the Date!

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

Club

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).

6:30 - 9:30pm SN-TT000031

(@jccmetrowest.org) • www.jccmetrowest.org

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

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sports & recreation Contact Sherri Feldscher, 973-530-3425 (sfeldscher@) BADMINTON Get a partner and come to the gym to play badminton. All equipment will be provided. There is no fee for this program and no advance registration is required.

Please check the current Margulis Gym Calendar to find the days and times offered. BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE GOLF LESSONS Come out on the weekend and learn the fundamentals of golf in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. We will cover grip, aim, and stance. Through drills and exercises, the overall swing, including backswing, downswing, and follow-through 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. 12 - 17 yrs Feb. 2 - Mar. 9 Sat Member: $125/5 sess. Guest: $140/5 sess.

9:10 - 10:10am CJ-SW313Y27A

TEEN KARATE Build your inner strength and become a more powerful and confident individual. Both go a long way to reduce the physical and emotional awkwardness that teens can face. Isshin-Kempo Karate offers progressive skill development in a wide range of traditional martial techniques including escape/release techniques, standing grappling maneuvers, meditation, standard breath control & flexibility techniques, traditional karate, conflict resolution strategies, and internal energy management exercises. An exciting high energy class to help you find your own way. 12 - 17 yrs Jan. 28 - Jun. 3 M Member: $255/15 sess. Guest: $293/15 sess.

6:00 - 6:55pm CJ-SW313M28

Be a Part of the Success! JCC MACCABI GAMES The Maccabi Games is a Jewish Olympic style event that includes community involvement, teamwork, and pride in being Jewish. Athletes who make one of our teams will travel with us for one week in the summer to compete, joining athletes from around the world. Jewish athletes ages 13-16 years (as of July 31, 2013) are eligible to try out out for one of our teams. Tryouts will begin in December. For more information, visit www.jccmetrowest.org or contact Sherri Feldscher, 973-530-3425 (sfeldscher@) The 2013 JCC Maccabi Games will be held in:

BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE GOLF LESSONS FOR TEENS 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. 12 - 17 yrs Apr. 7 - May. 5 Sun Member: $160/5 sess. Guest: $175/5 sess.

9:30 - 10:45am CJ-SW313S27A

Austin, Texas Sunday, July 28 – Friday, August 2, 2013 Orange County, California Sunday, August 4 – Friday, August 9, 2013 JCC MetroWest will take athletes in the following sports: Boys Baseball, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Girls Softball, Boys and Girls Swimming, Boys and Girls Tennis.

If you are interested in being a volunteer coach, please contact Sherri Feldscher.

INDOOR SOCCER Join us for pickup soccer in the Margulis Gymnasium on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Our soccer program offers a great chance to get in some exercise and take part in friendly competition. There is no fee for this program and no advance registration is required.

SPORT SPECIFIC TRAINING The JCC offers individualized and custom training for the athletes in your family.  Our Sports Specific Training packages are perfect for all ages and skill levels.  Whether you are looking to stay in shape in the off-season, working toward an upcoming tryout, or seeking to improve your all-around performance, our Sports Specific Training is designed around each athlete's specific goals and abilities. 

For more information or to schedule a training session, contact Matthew Fox at 973-530-3404, (mfox@). VOLLEYBALL Dig, set, and spike when you take advantage of our top-of-the-line volleyball equipment at the JCC. Please check the current Margulis Gym calendar to find the days and times offered. There is no fee and no advance registration required for this program. 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 age 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, please contact Emily Einhorn at 973-530-3496 (or eeinhorn@jccmetrowest.org).

For more information on indoor soccer, contact Matthew Fox, 973-530-3404 (mfox@). The JCC MetroWest Girls Soccer Team displays their bronze medals at the JCC Maccabi Games in Westchester, NY.

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theater

JCC MetroWest s4 & Grade 3 – K s Grade

theater camp

triple threat

For more information, contact Samara Grossman, 973-530-3410 (sgrossman@jccmetrowest.org).

THE TEEN PRODUCTION COMPANY proudly presents:

Cartoon Page to Broadway Stage

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• Weekly Trips to NYC: Master Class, Lunch, Matinee • Study with Working Professionals • Two Performance Showcases per Summer

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!

Teen-Stars • grades 7-12 January 24 • 5:30pm-6:30pm January 27 • 5:00pm-6:00pm Tween-Stars • grades 5-12 March 21 • 5:30pm-6:30pm March 24 • 5:00pm-6:00pm

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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.

Acting! Dance! Song! All Summer Long

SHOW INFO: Thursday, May 30 • 7:30pm Sunday, June 2 • 3:00pm

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• 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

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

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

A Summer of Fun— A Lifetime of Memories (@jccmetrowest.org) • www.jccmetrowest.org

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By bringing Israel into the hearts of the people, we hope to enhance their love of our heritage, increase their involvement in the community, and nourish their souls to ensure Jewish continuity.

Israel Program Center Programs for Teens

Programs for College Students

Email israelprograms@jfedgmw.org for more information and an application.

Kefiada: Volunteer with other MetroWest

Diller Teen Fellows

college students as a counselor in an English-language day camp for children in our partnership community of Ofakim, Israel. Educational training is provided and most expenses are covered. Program length is approximately four weeks.

Are you ready to learn from and have fun with other outstanding teens from MetroWest? Interested in creating friendships with Israeli teens, hosting them, and visiting Israel? Dedicated to leadership and community service?

For more information, please contact Justine Reuben, 973-929-3054 (jreuben@jfedgmw.org).

The Fellowship includes:

Cherkassy: Volunteer with other

• a series of workshops and 3 Shabbaton retreats. • a mifgash encounter in NJ. • a comprehensive community service project. • a three-week summer seminar in Israel.

MetroWest and Israeli college students as a counselor in a summer family camp in our partnership community of Cherkassy, Ukraine. Educational training is provided in Israel and most expenses are covered. Program length is approximately three weeks.

For more information, please contact Leah Maas, 973-929-2712 (lmaas@jfedgmw.org).

For more information, please contact Justine Reuben, 973-929-3054 (jreuben@jfedmw.org).

Mifgash: The Encounter Teen participants from MetroWest and our partner communities in Israel meet each other for two week-long shared experiences; one in Israel and one here in NJ.

Masa Israel Journey: If you’re ages 18-30 and interested in a semester or longterm Israel experience, please contact us. There are many educational, internship, and volunteer programs available. We’ll help you find the one that’s right for you!

To apply and for more information, contact Leah Maas, 973-929-2712 (lmaasn@jfedgmw.org).

For more information, please contact Justine Reuben, 973-929-3054 (jreuben@jfedmw.org).

FREE TRIP TO ISRAEL! Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ invites young adults ages 18-26 on a once in a lifetime Israel experience. This free 10 day trip is a gift of Taglit Birthright-Israel. See Jerusalem, climb Masada, visit Tel Aviv, and more! For further information, please contact Justine Reuben, jreuben@jfedgmw.org. or 973-929-3054. If your question has to do with Israel, we can help! Contact us at 973-929-3054 or israelprograms@jfedgmw.org.

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STROKE AND APHASIA... What’s next? Adler Aphasia Center at JCC MetroWest • • • •

Innovative speech therapy program Therapeutic environment Serving people with aphasia of all ages Caregiver support groups

Tours and Information Wendy Greenspan, MA, CCC-SLP, Program Director at 973-530-3981 or email wgreenspan@adleraphasiacenter.org This program is partially funded by the Healthcare Foundation of NJ.

a•pha•sia (uh-fay’-zhuh) n. A language disorder that impairs the expression and understanding of spoken language, reading, and writing. It occurs most often from a stroke or brain injury. This frustrating condition affects a person’s ability to communicate, but does not affect his or her intellect.

www.adleraphasiacenter.org sbmc970 jcc awards journal ad-v4 Adler 9/6/12 10:44 AM isPage 1 Aphasia Center a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER YOUR PARTNER IN HEALTH The Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at the JCC offers programs and services to the Community. See Page ___ 26 for a listing of our programs. Stop by and meet Heidi Schnapp, M.A., CSW, JCC Navigator to learn about the healthcare programs and services offered at the JCC MetroWest. You can also call her at 973.322.5620 or email hschnapp@barnabashealth.org.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center – Awards and Achievements Top Performer on Key Quality Measures from the Joint Commission. The Medical Center was one of the 405 hospitals recognized in the United States out of 3,099. Best Regional Hospitals U.S. News & World Reportfor 2011-2012 for the areas of: • Cancer • Geriatrics • Gynecology • Kidney Disorders • Neurology and Neurosurgery • Urology

Society for Thoracic Surgeons – 3-Star Rating Top 15% in the Nation The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and The International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) Award for Promoting & Supporting Breastfeeding Inside Jersey Magazine April 2012 • #1 for Breast Cancer Care • #1 for Prostate Cancer Care • #1 for High Risk Pregnancy • #2 Overall Hospital in NJ

Joint Commission Certifications • Primary Stroke • Heart Failure • Total Hip Replacement • Total Knee Replacement • Acute Coronary Syndrome Full accreditation designation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers Comprehensive Stroke Center designation by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services, as well as Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission.


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american red cross For a complete listing of all our current classes, visit http://jccmetrowest.org/arcclasses or call 973-530-3423 for additional information and assistance. JCC MetroWest is a leading Authorized Provider of the American Red Cross, committed to training, empowering, and preparing our community. All American Red Cross classes are conducted by an American Red Cross authorized instructor. INFANT & CHILD CPR This course trains individuals to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory and cardiac emergencies in children and infants by using rescue breathing and CPR. 11 + yrs FIRST AID This course gives individuals the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and provide basic first aid care for injuries and sudden illnesses until advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. This course does not include breathing or cardiac emergencies. 11 + yrs

SWIM TRAINING FOR LIFEGUARD AND WSI CANDIDATES • 30 MIN SESSIONS This is highly recommended for anyone taking the American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguard Training or WSI class. Many participants fail the pre-tests for these courses and are eliminated from the program. Lifeguard participants will practice the ARC Lifeguard Training pre-skills session including the 300 yard swim and timed brick recovery event. WSI participants will practice the ARC WSI pre-skills session including all necessary strokes. Lifeguard and WSI participants will have the opportunity to build endurance and learn efficient swimming techniques from an ARC Instructor.

WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR (WSI) This course trains instructor candidates to teach water safety, including the six levels of the Learn to Swim and Parent & Child Aquatics. Prerequisites: Minimum age of 16 by the last scheduled session of the instructor course. Successfully complete the pre-course session and demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills: 25 yards each of front crawl, back crawl, breast stroke, elementary backstroke, and side stroke; 15 yards of butterfly. Maintain position on back in deep water, treading water for 1 minute each. 16 + yrs

Completion of this class does not guarantee you will pass the Lifeguard Training or WSI pre-test. Single Session $35 3/sessions $90

Training is scheduled by appointment. Please contact Jackie Sanchez, 973-530-3523 (jsanchez@). LIFEGUARD TRAINING CLASS 2012 Class and pool work. CPR/AED for Lifeguards and First Aid included. Prerequisite: continuously swim 300 yds. using crawl and breast stroke; submerge to a depth of 7-10 ft; retrieve a 10 lb. object; and return to starting point within the allotted time. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. Certifications: Lifeguard Training/First Aid valid for 3 years; CPR/AED for Lifeguards valid for 1 year.

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MASTERS SWIM This program is designed to provide fun, fitness, and optional friendly competition in a positive environment of athletic encouragement. Swimmers are assigned to lanes with others of similar ability, and workouts are adjusted according to the experience and ability of swimmers in each lane. A willingness to participate and to demonstrate respect for coaches and fellow swimmers is required.

For swimmers with Full Center Memberships who do not want to follow a structured workout, check the pool schedule for lap swim availability.

aquatics

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For a complete listing of all our current classes, visit http://jccmetrowest.org/adultaquatics or call 973-530-3423 for additional information and assistance. AQUATICS All pools are temperature regulated for both lap swimming and class instruction. Lap swimming, family swim, and Aquatics classes for infants through senior adults are offered. Options for adult non-swimmers include: Personal Aquatic and Fitness Training, water walking, and water exercise.

Fall Session: October - December Session Days & Times: Sundays • 7:10 - 8:10am Mondays • 11:30am - 12:30pm Wednesdays • 8:00 - 9:00pm Fridays • 5:45 - 6:45am Session Fees One Day a Week Member: $90 • Guest: $150

JCC Water Walkers Looking for a great aquatic workout? Leave your gym shoes in the closet and hit the pool for a walk in the water! Water walking burns more calories than walking on land and is a no impact way to strengthen your body. Join other JCC Full Center Members in Lane 1 of the Heyman Pool for this free program.

Two Days a Week Member: $145 • Guest: $235 Three Days a Week Member: $180 • Guest: $300 Four Days a Week Member: $225 • Guest: $375

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scuba diving?

Learn how to dive and enjoy the wonder and beauty of the underwater world on your next vacation! JCC MetroWest has teamed up with the Underwater Adventures Dive Center to bring the amazing world of scuba diving to you.

10:00 - 11:00am

Certified PADI instructors will make this program a safe and fun experience.

Adult Swim

There are three steps to completing the course:

Share a class with other adults who are beginner (little or no swimming ability) to mid-level swimmers. Learn the basics or fine tune what you already know. Certified instructors put students at ease while motivating participants to fulfill individual needs.

Step 1 • Academic Combination of independent study and classroom review. The first class of each session begins with an orientation at Underwater Adventures beginning at 6:00pm. Step 2 • Pool Sessions Learn and practice diving skills at the Cooperman JCC.

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Step 3 • Open Water Training Demonstrate the skills and explore diving in a controlled open water environment.

Adult Swim Clinic For adults who know the basics. Learn proper technique and become more efficient in front and back crawl, side stroke, and breast stroke.

After completing the course, you will receive a PADI Certification Card, which will allow you to dive anywhere in the world.

18 + yrs

For Adult Swim and Adult Swim Clinic class times and fees, contact Jackie Sanchez, 973-530-3423 (jsanchez@).

(@jccmetrowest.org) • www.jccmetrowest.org

SEMI PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS Two swimmers with same ability level. (Fees are shared between the two swimmers) Must have Center Membership. $70 per lesson. Book of 5 lessons $300.

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18 + yrs Ongoing dates

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS 30 minute private lessons are available for all age groups. Must have Center Membership. $45 per lesson. Book of 5 lessons $200.

Underwater Adventures Dive Center 508 Millburn Avenue • Short Hills Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC 760 Northfield Avenue • West Orange

Winter & Spring Scuba Diving classes are now forming! For more information and to register, contact Paul Mickel at 973-258-1300 (paul@underwater-adventures.com). Course fee includes the cost of the class and class materials. It does not include the purchase of mask, fins, and snorkel.

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Steiner Court and Arts Lobby Showcases Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC 760 Northfield Avenue West Orange, NJ

Gaelen Gallery West Lautenberg Family Center, Aidekman Campus 901 Route 10 East Whippany, NJ MAY 19-JUNE 23 Gaelen Juried Art Show & Sale Opening Reception: May 19, 2:00pm-4:00 pm

JANUARY 13-APRIL 28

Judaic textiles Robin Atlas MAY 5-JULY 24

art galleries

Endless Pursuits Ceramics and Paintings by adult students of JCC School of the Arts

Contact Lisa Suss, 973-530-3413 (lsuss@jccmetrowest.org).

Gaelen Gallery East Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC 760 Northfield Avenue West Orange, NJ JANUARY 13-FEBRUARY 24

Judaism: A Contemporary Conversation 6 Artists use varied media to address different aspects of the Jewish experience: Coppleson, Ohring, Moses, Kanter, Lowinger, Jochnowitz MARCH 10-APRIL 28

Skin and Bones Clay, steel, and stone sculpture; fiber, mixed media Litvany, Jacobs, Munch, McCool MAY 5-JULY 24

Drawings and Sculpture Created by award winners of annual Gaelen Juried Art Show & Sale Daniella Yovel, Sandy Werner

Roland Exhibition Corridor and Arts Lobby Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC 760 Northfield Avenue West Orange, NJ JANUARY 13-FEBRUARY 24

Paintings and portraits Jordana Scheer MARCH 10-APRIL 28

Paintings Allan Gorman MAY 5-JULY 24

Paintings Barbara O’Neill Contact Melissa Brody, 973-530-3481 (mbrody@).

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Area Artists Call for Entries Thirteenth Annual

Gaelen Juried Art Show & Sale Sponsored by the Audrey and Norbert Gaelen Endowment Co-Sponsored by JCC MetroWest

Sunday, May 19 – Sunday, June 23 Lautenberg Family Center • 901 Route 10 East • Whippany, NJ

Oil/Acrylic/Watercolor Mixed Media • Sculpture Drawing/ Pastels • Photography Cash Awards Application available at www.jccmetrowest.org/artgalleries

Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2013 For information or to receive an application, contact Lisa Suss, 973–530–3413 (lsuss@jccmetrowest.org).

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cultural arts ADULT CERAMICS - HANDBUILDING Our handbuilding and sculpture classes focus on developing and refining clay forming skills, and exploring form and surface for both functional and sculptural work.  Basic construction techniques such as coil, slab, and assemblage will be covered, along with surface treatment, texture, and glazing.  This class is structured for all levels of experience, and will combine group demonstrations with individual attention from the instructor. 18 + yrs Jan. 30 - Jun. 5 W

10:00am - 12:00pm CJ-CA313WAC

Feb. 1 - May. 31 F Member: $332/16 sess. Guest: $462/16 sess.

10:00am - 12:00pm CJ-CA313FAC

ART LOVERS ODYSSEY Classes alternate between lecture/slide presentations at the JCC and select museums and galleries in New York City. (Students provide their own transportation.)

health & healing The Health & Healing Center is a partnership program with Jewish Family Service of MetroWest. Support groups for bereavement, divorce, and chronic illness are formed on an ongoing basis together with Jewish Family Service of MetroWest. For more information on support groups, contact Anne Mollen at 973765-9050 ext. 212 or amollen@jfsmetrowest.org. Contact 973-530-3521 for general information. BEREAVEMENT HOTLINE Grieving over the loss of a loved one? Local support groups can help you gain insight through shared experiences with others and cope better with loss and loneliness. To learn about groups serving people of all ages, please contact the Bereavement Hotline at 973-7659050 ext. 346.

Sponsored by Leonard Berkeley & Jason Berkeley in memory of Teri D. Berkeley, and cosponsored by the Jewish National Fund, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, and JCC MetroWest Jewish Health and Heal ing Center.

18+ yrs Jan. 31 - Mar. 21 Th Member: $166/8 sess. Guest: $231/8 sess.

10:00am-11:30am CJ-CA313HAL1

Apr. 4 - May 23 Th Member: $166/8 sess, Guest: $231/8 sess.

10:00-11:30am CJ-CA313HAL2

Be Inspired, Educated, and Entertained

April 18–April 28, 2013 Join us for our 13th Annual

Every Weekday Morning: 6:00-8:00am MEDITATION Meditation classes, taught by Karen Frank, RN, are available through the Fitness Center. Classes are held at Cooperman JCC in the Meditation Room. Tuesday Mornings: 9:30-10:30am Wednesday Evenings: 7:30-8:30pm For specific class dates, check out our Group Exercise Schedule at www.jccmetrowest.org.

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FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE, IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH A Caregiver’s Support Group: Caring for An Aging Spouse. Respite care available. For more information or to join the group, contact Liz Klapman, LSW at 973-765-9050 ext. 260.

Call the NJJFF at 973-530-3417 or visit www.njjff.org.

10:00am - 12:00pm CJ-CA313FJF

PAINTING WORKSHOP Oils, acrylics, watercolors.  Develop your own style through the use of color, composition and technique.  Varied subject matter encouraged such as abstract, landscapes, still life.  Individual instruction.

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Saturday, March 9 • 7:30pm

18 + yrs Jan. 29 - Jun. 4 T Member: $332/16 sess. Guest: $462/16 sess.

MEDITATION OPEN SIT The Health and Healing Center Meditation Room at the Cooperman JCC is available for anyone to come in and sit in a relaxing, quiet space. Come to meditate, open your mind, or just relax.

Following is a sampling of our ongoing support groups:

NJJFF REEL FILM SERIES The New Jersey Jewish Film Festival’s Reel Film Series is an enriching course designed to give year-round film buffs the opportunity to experience a variety of newly released and timeless films with Jewish themes from around the world. Each Friday morning, a filmmaker, director/producer, film critic, clergy, academic, or other guest speaker will facilitate a thoughtprovoking discussion about the film. Visit www.njjff.org after Decmeber 15 for a full schedule of films and speakers. 18 + yrs Jan. 11 - Mar. 1 F Member: $80/8 sess.  Guest: $120/8 sess. Senior: $100/8 sess.

spirituality

9:30am - 12:00pm CJ-CA313TPW

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Snow date: March 23

A JOURNEY THROUGH GRIEF: UNDER 60 A support group for men and women under 60 who have lost a spouse or significant other. For more information, please call Sherry Hines, LSW at 973-765-9050 ext. 304. CHILDREN’S SUPPORT GROUPS Support groups are forming to help children who are dealing with issues such as special needs, chronic illness, domestic violence, divorce, and social skills challenges. To refer a child or to start a group at your school or center, please call Tamar Stern, LCSW at 973-740-1233 ext. 204. This program has been made possible through generous grants from the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.

Call the NJJFF at 973-530-3417 or visit www.njjff.org.

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jewish education For more information, contact Amy Koehler, 973-530-3536(akoehler@jccmetrowest.org). YIDDISH FOR BEGINNERS WHIPPANY Begin to understand and speak Yiddish by learning basic vocabulary, grammar, and conversation skills. 15 + yrs Mar. 7 - May 16 Th Member: $180/10 sess.

8:10 - 9:10pm JE-000333

INTERMEDIATE HEBREW Learn by reading and listening to Hebrew Newspapers.

Instructor: Rachel Kushner 15 + yrs Feb. 6 - May 8 W Member: $240/12 sess.

7:15 - 8:30pm JE-000009

ADVANCED HEBREW Present tense, advanced Hebrew conversation, learn by reading, and discussing Hebrew news papers.

Instructor: Einat Levy 15 + yrs

INTERMEDIATE YIDDISH WHIPPANY Do you know a bisel Yiddish? Practice what you know and learn more vocabulary, phrases, and grammar. 15 + yrs Mar. 5 - May 21 T Member: $180/10 sess.

12:30 - 1:30pm  JE-000044

ADVANCED YIDDISH WHIPPANY This course is for those with at least two years of Yiddish study or the equivalent. 15 + yrs Mar. 7 - May 16 Th Member: $180/10 sess.

7:00 - 8:00pm  JE-000055

JEWISH/CHRISTIAN TEXT STUDY WHIPPANY Gain a Jewish understanding of the Christian Bible narratives. 15 + yrs Feb. 13 - May 8 W Member: $150/12 sess.   

10:25 - 11:00am JE-000222

THE BOOK OF ISAIAH WHIPPANY Uttering the most stirring prophecies in the Torah, Isaiah's visions include the destruction of the First Temple, the lineage of the Messiah from the House of King David, and the famous prophecy that the "Wolf will lie down with the sheep..." 15 + yrs Feb. 13 - May 8 W Member: $150/12 sess. Guest: $150/12 sess.

6:30 - 7:45pm JE-0000038

CHODESH TOV: A MONTHLY GATHERING Through the centuries our sacred texts have been a continual source of guidance. Biblical, Rabbinic, Medieval, and Modern texts have all strived to teach us how to live a balanced and good life. What exactly are the values emphasized in our tradition? How has the elucidation of these qualities been expressed through the generations? Do they still resonate in our own time? How do we incorporate them into our day to day lives? Instructor: Rabbi Helaine Ettinger. Location: Living Room. 18 + yrs Sep. 20 - May 16 Th $162/9 sess.

Instructor: Rachel Kushner 15 + yrs 6:00 - 7:15pm JE-000002

JCC MetroWest Book Group COOPERMAN JCC • WEST ORANGE For more information, contact Carol Berman, 973-530-3421 (cberman@). Our Book Group meets monthly to discuss books by Jewish authors or with Jewish themes. No registration is required and you can begin attending at any time. All titles are available in paperback and in local public libraries. The JCC MetroWest Book Group meets in West Orange. Free of charge to Members and Guests. BOOK SELECTIONS

12:30 - 2:00pm JE-0000011

KOL DODI: THE METRO WEST JEWISH COMMUNITY CHORALE •OFF SITE-LOCATION Kol Dodi’s mission is to sing, perform, and promote high quality Jewish choral music as well as to serve as ambassadors to the community at large. For details and to register, contact Cantor Joel Caplan (cantor@agudath.org) or Cantor Erica Lippitz (cantor@ohebshalom.org). 18 + yrs Oct 11 – Jan 10 Th JE-312KDC $60/12 sess. $30 for a spouse or partner who joins.

Thurs, Jan. , 7:30 PM The World Without You, by Joshua Henkin Joshua Henkin will be here to lead a talk about his new book, The World Without You. He will be signing your copy of his book after the Book Group’s discussion. Thurs, Feb. 14, 7:30 PM When We Argued All Night, by Alice Mattison Thurs, Mar. 14, 7:30 PM The Submission, by Amy Waldman LAUTENBERG FAMILY JCC • WHIPPANY

For more information, contact Sharon Rogovin, 973-929-2917 (srogavin@).

9:20 - 10:20am JE-000111

BEGINNING HEBREW Take your first steps in Hebrew or enjoy conversational Hebrew, build vocabulary, and strengthen grammar. For beginning and intermediate Hebrew speakers.

Feb. 6 - May 8 W Member: $240/12 sess. 

Jan. 29 - May 7 T Member: $240/12 sess. 

A P RO J E C T O F T H E H E B R E W U N I V E RS IT Y O F J E RU SA L E M

Meets one Thursday a month at 10:30am. Selections will be announced at meetings and featured in our At Leisure newsletters.

SCHOOL OF ADULT JEWISH LEARNING Melton is an inspiring and empowering adult learning experience. Classes integrate Jewish history, law, language, practices, and ideas through direct study of primary sources, critical and reflective analysis, and group interaction. Classes meet once a week for 30 weeks over a two-year period and are taught by knowledgeable and experienced adult educators. If you are looking to broaden your Jewish knowledge, the Melton School is for you! No previous background required and no tests.

Contact Rhonda Lillianthal, 973-530-3519 (rlillianthal@).

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sports & recreation

special classes & programs ANTI-GRAVITY SMALL GROUP PERSONAL TRAINING Discover the difference that water makes! Looking to improve your cardiovascular endurance or rehabilitate a chronic source of pain? Aquatic exercise can help! Aquatic exercise allows you to work longer in your training zone and use more fat as a fuel source. All sessions are 50 minutes. First-time participant offer: $75 first 3 sess. $300/10 sess. Regular price: $360/10 sessions

NEW! Anti Gravity one-to-one personal training in the pool: $65/session • $600/10 sessions To schedule a training session, please contact Jackie Sanchez, 973-530-3423 (jsanchez@).

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION AQUATIC PROGRAM (AFAP) A water exercise program designed for people with arthritis and related conditions. Water exercise is especially good for people with arthritis, because it allows you to exercise without putting excess strain on your joints and muscles. It gives you the opportunity to do gentle activities in warm water, with the guidance of a certified instructor from the NJRAC and the Arthritis Foundation. 18 + yrs Dates Ongoing M, T Dates Ongoing W, Th Member: FREE Guest: $100/10 sess.

12:15-1:00pm 11:45am-12:30pm

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION EXERCISE PROGRAM (AFEP) People with Arthritis Can Exercise uses gentle activities to help increase joint flexibility and range of motion. With the guidance of a certified Arthritis Foundation instructor, you will learn exercises to maintain muscle strength and increase flexibility. 18 + yrs Dates Ongoing T Dates Ongoing Th Member: FREE Guest: $100/10 sess.

11:50am-12:30pm 10:30-11:15am

BADMINTON Get a partner and come to the gym to play badminton. All equipment will be provided. There is no fee for this program and no advance registration is required.

Please check the current Margulus Gym Calendar to find the days and times offered. BASKETBALL – TEMPLE LEAGUE (35+) The 35 and over Temple Basketball League is committed to maintaining, strengthening, and enhancing the ties between JCC MetroWest and synagogues/temples through sport. Teams are a mix of local temples and our own JCC teams. This League runs from December through March and teams play once a week on Monday and Thursday nights. Certified referees and scorekeepers are used for all games. Visit our official basketball website at www.leaguelineup.com/jccmetrowest. To enter a Temple team, join a JCC team, or for more information on this League, contact Matthew Fox, 973-530-3404 (mfox@). PICKUP BASKETBALL (ADULTS) Hit the hardwood for some friendly competition.  No fee and no advance registration. Check the current Margulis gym calendar for days and times. For more information on pickup basketball, contact Matthew Fox, 973-530-3404 (mfox@). CARDIO TENNIS Cardio Tennis is a series of tennis-based drills and activities played to up-tempo music. It does not require advanced tennis skills. It is all about keeping your heart rate up, burning calories, and having fun. Whether the ball goes in or out is irrelevant as the main purpose is to get fit. Cardio Tennis includes warm-up, cardio, and cool down phases.

BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE GOLF LESSONS FOR ADULTS - INDOOR Come out on the weekend and learn the fundamentals of golf in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.  We will cover grip, aim, and stance.  Through drills and exercises, the overall swing, including backswing, downswing, and follow-through 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. 18 + yrs Feb. 2 - Mar. 9 Sat Member: $125/5 sess. Guest: $140/5 sess.

8:00 - 9:00am  CJ-SW313Y30A

BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE GOLF LESSONS FOR ADULTS - OUTDOOR Golf is a sport for a lifetime. Enjoy learning to play on a well manicured classis 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. 18 + yrs Apr. 6 - May. 4 Sat Member: $160/5 sess. Guest: $175/5 sess.

1:15 - 2:30pm CJ-SW313Y30

termediates and advanced players, all of which provide you with a great cardio work out while improving skills. Cardio Tennis is more fun than working out in a gym or other forms of exercise. The tennis workout session takes place on our gym floor and is run by our tennis pro/ coach. It’s not a tennis lesson per se, it’s about getting in to your appropriate cardio zone and getting a great workout. 18 + yrs Jan. 28 - Mar. 11 M Member: $90/6 sess.  Guest: $108/6 sess.

9:30 - 10:30am CJ-SW313M31

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 fun days and times.

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RACQUETBALL LEAGUES Racquetball leagues are ongoing.  We have beginner, intermediate, and advanced leagues—all playing levels are welcome! Leagues currently play on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons. For more information on racquetball, contact Matthew Fox, 973-530-3404 (mfox@). INDOOR SOCCER Join us for pickup soccer in the Margulis Gymnasium on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Our soccer program offers a great chance to get in some exercise and take part in friendly competition. There is no fee for this program and no advance registration is required.

For more information on indoor soccer, contact Matthew Fox, 973-530-3404 (mfox@). JCC FITNESS MEMBER AND BABY BOOMER? Want to stretch your mind and experience at the JCC as well as your body? A new group, Women inSync at the J, is specially designed for women who are interested in meeting new friends, as well as discussions and talks on graceful aging, health and transition issues, or just socializing and playing Mah Jong or Canasta.

For more information, contact Lenore Rattner, 973-929-2928 (lrattner@). SPORT SPECIFIC TRAINING The JCC offers individualized and custom training for the athletes in your family.  Our Sports Specific Training packages are perfect for all ages and skill levels.  Whether you are looking to stay in shape in the off-season, working toward an upcoming tryout, or seeking to improve your all-around performance, our Sports Specific Training is designed around each athlete's specific goals and abilities. For more information or to schedule a training session, contact Matthew Fox, 973-530-3404, (mfox@). TABLE TENNIS The JCC will be offering NO FEE table tennis on the following days and times: Tuesdays: Wednesdays: Thursdays: Fridays: Saturdays:

9:00am-12:00pm 9:00am-11:00am 9:00am-12:00pm 9:00am-12:00pm 1:00-4:00pm

Reservations required. To make a reservation, please contact Steiner Court Reception at 973-530-3406. Days and times are subject to change. Please consult the current Margulis Gym Calendar for updated program dates and times.

personal fitness program Your membership features a complimentary fitness program geared toward your personal goals. To insure that you are getting the most out of your membership, choose one of the following programs that best meets your needs: SMART Start • New to the Fitness Center? Need a program to get you started? In a series of two appointments, our Exercise Specialists will design a workout for you that will assist in reaching your goals. Personal Training • Wonder what it would be like to work with a Personal Trainer? Maybe you had a trainer in the past, but would like to meet one of ours. Take advantage of two FREE sessions and experience the difference personal training will make in your workout. GRAVITY System • Experience this gravity training device that utilizes your own body weight as resistance while engaging all major muscle groups. Build your core, increase overall strength, and tone muscles. TRX and Suspension Training® • Want to train like a U.S. Navy SEAL? This revolutionary method of leveraged body weight exercise will enable you to build power, strength, balance, and prevent injuries. Find out more during your one FREE session. Massage • Massage is great after exercise to relieve the tension of ordinary life and relax the muscles and mind. Enjoy a FREE 30 minute massage. MoveFit • Take advantage of your FREE postural analysis movement screening (approximately 30 minutes). This assessment will help to discover hidden limitations in your movement that may be causing pain or stiffness. If you are unsure where to begin, our team of Exercise Specialists or our Health & Fitness Director are here to guide you and offer asssistance in selecting the introduction that is right for you.

Schedule all appointments with the Fitness Reception Team or call 973-530-3416.

PERSONAL TRAINING Whether you need to lose weight, are recovering from an injury, or just want to improve your overall health, your certified JCC MetroWest Personal Trainer will design a customized fitness program to suit your lifestyle, goals, and expectations. The first step is easy. Just make an appointment and we’ll match you up with your very own fitness expert. It’s as simple as that. Personal Training can help you: • Burn fat and lose weight • Increase your strength and power • Improve balance and core strength • Enhance athletic performance • Train for competitions • Recover from injuries Personal Training Rates: $70/1-hour sess. $40/30-minute sess. $100/1-hour tandem sess. (two people) 10 pack • $650/1-hour sess. 10 pack • $360/30-minute sess. Packages: $300 • Jump Start Start your exercise program off on the right foot. Eight 30-minute sessions. Valid in the first 30 days of membership. One time purchase, must utilize sessions within sixty days. $165 • Signature Intro to PT Always wanted to try personal training? Now’s the time — three 60-minute sessions for a special price of $165. This offer is for new personal training clients with a one time purchase only limit and is available after your first 30 days of membership.

VOLLEYBALL Dig, set, and spike when you take advantage of our top-of-the-line volleyball equipment at the JCC. Adult volleyball is offered on Tuesday evenings in the Margulis Gymnasium. There is no fee and no advance registration required for this program. For more information on adult volleyball, contact Matthew Fox, 973-530-3404 (mfox@).

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studio 3 KETTLEBELL ACADEMY “Kettlebells provide higher-intensity workouts than standard weight-training routines and superior results.” – American Council on Exercise Bored with your workout? Try Kettlebell Academy to give your workout new momentum! Kettlebell training combines cardiovascular strength and flexibility. The exercises promote weight loss, build strength and endurance, particularly in the lower back, legs, and shoulders. 6-8 Participants • 55 minutes Four week pass: $100 • Drop In: $15 For more information, contact Sharon Tobey, 973-530-3407 (stobey@). BOOTCAMP MANIA Burn fat while increasing aerobic capacity, strength, endurance, and coordination. This workout incorporates heavy bags, ropes, drills, and intense abdominal work! 6-8 Participants • 50 minutes 2x week/4 weeks • Choose your days & times $100 • Drop In: $15 TRX® MANIA When you combine TRX, battling ropes, and heavy bags, you get mania! Burn calories while increasing strength at the same time. 4-6 participants • 50 minutes 2x week/4 weeks • Choose your days & times $100 • Drop In: $15 BE FIT TRX® A mid-intensity training (no impact) program for individuals starting TRX to increase core strength and overall muscle toning in one workout. 4-6 Participants: $20.00 each per group Tandem Training: 2 participants $50 per person/ 50min $40 per person/ 30 min

ADULT GRAVITY TRAINING In the Gravity system, muscles are worked as they are used in life—both in terms of lever load and movement. When the human body becomes the weight on a rolling incline surface it is free to move in any plane of motion. The Gravity Training System (GTS) engages all five components of exercise: body composition, muscular endurance, cardio endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility. Clients of any age and fitness level work every major muscle group in a functional manner in less than an hour! Incline Resistance Training on the GTS provides a workout and results that cannot be achieved on any other piece of equipment. Sessions run about 45-55 minutes depending on the group. Fee and sign-ups required.

For more information contact Sharon Tobey, 973-530-3407 (stobey@). One-to-one • $70/45-55 minute sess Group Training • $36/45-55 minute sess (3 person minimum)

KRAV MAGA AT THE J—SELF DEFENSE Join our ongoing self defense workshops every weekend. Each session consists of a warm-up, Krav Maga & MMA training, conditioning, and a warm-down. You will also learn the following concepts: fight or flight, tools and targets, avoid or intercept, and much more.

For more information, contact Sharon Tobey, 973-530-3407 (stobey@). TRX® AND SUSPENSION TRAINING® TRX® is more than a piece of exercise equipment, it’s a complete training system. Created for the U.S. Navy SEALS, Suspension Training® is a revolutionary method of leveraged body weight exercise. It will enable you to safely perform hundreds of exercises to build power, strength, flexibility, balance, mobility, and prevent injuries. A certified Fitness Center Trainer can help you achieve success with comprehensive full body workouts designed to adapt as your fitness improves.

For more information, contact Sharon Tobey, 973-530-3407 (stobey@).

Current Fitness and Margulis gymnasium schedules are available: • Online at www.jccmetrowest.org click on Quick Links • At the Fitness Reception Desk

For Land Classes Call Shannon Koening • 973-530-3514

For Water Classes Call Jackie Sanchez • 973-530-3523

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couples @ leisure A unique approach for couples to meet new friends. Couples @ Leisure is a social group where activities are planned by members for members. These activities are peer-led and participants will be responsible for deciding on the activity, providing their own transportation, and paying for the activity. Couples @ Leisure meets one Sunday a month in addition to other events.

men @ leisure Men @ Leisure (MAL) is a group for men with flexible schedules who are seeking meaningful experiences and special programs. Join new friends and old, to learn, to discuss, and to share breakfast. MAL meets the first and third Thursdays of the month (except when indicated) from 9:00am-11:30am.

women @ leisure Women @ Leisure (WAL) is a group for women with flexible schedules who are seeking meaningful experiences and special programs. WAL meets the second Tuesday of the month (except where indicated) from 9:30am-noon. Call for a copy of our current newsletter.

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together @ leisure

Come and have some fun. We’ll find a game for you!

Together @ Leisure (TAL) is a unique opportunity for unattached, active seniors living independently in Essex and Morris counties to come together for interesting programs, new friends, companionship and more. Meetings are on Sundays monthly. Time and location will vary depending upon the activity for the month.

@ LEISURE GROUPS For more information on our Couples @ Leisure, Men @ Leisure, Women @ Leisure, or Together @ Leisure groups, please contact Sharon Rogovin, 973-929-2917 (srogovin@).

MAH JONGG LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS An all time favorite! Learn how to play this ever-popular ancient game. Classes will be held at the Cooperman JCC in West Orange. Please bring current mah jongg card to the first class. Space is limited.

For more information, contact Susan Wallenstein, 973-530-3474 (swallenstein@).

sixty plus • and younger

Couples @ Leisure Tuesdays • 9:00am-10:30am @ Leisure Duplicate Bridge For Advanced + players 12:30pm-3:30pm Call Anita to register at 973-539-1348 Canasta Rhoda’s Canasta Ladies • In Memory of Rhoda Eisdorfer Thursdays • 1:00pm-2:30pm Mah Jongg Women @ Leisure Tuesdays • 11:30am-2:30pm

Special Interest groups meet regularly and include Mah Jongg, Canasta, Bridge, and Book Club.

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Bridge Women @ Leisure Mondays • 12:30pm-2:30pm

DUPLICATE BRIDGE PLAYERS WANTED We are looking for average or above average bridge players for games to be held at the Lautenberg Family Center in Whippany on Wednesdays, twice a month, 12:30pm3:30pm. There are no age restrictions. The games are free and open to all. Reservations are required since we need an even number of pairs. Players bring refreshments with them. Coffee is available.

To make a reservation, please contact Sharon Rogovin, 973-929-2917 (srogovin@).

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

GRANDPARENTS CIRCLE The Grandparents Circle offers grandparents skills and techniques to nurture, and in some cases help establish, their interfaith grandchildren’s Jewish identities. The program provides participants with a supportive and open-minded environment to share their achievements, express their frustrations, and acknowledge their challenges.

Cooperman JCC, West Orange

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

New group now forming! For more information about the Grandparents Circle curriculum or to join our Circle, contact Dana Lichtenberg, 973-929-2936 (dlichtenberg@jfedmw.org).

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)

life long learning Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC • West Orange The following Adult Enrichment programs and courses are held at the Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC in West Orange. Contact Sharon Gordon, 973-530-3480 (sgordon@). Courses are co-sponsored with the NCJW Essex County Section and JCC Metrowest.

Got eMail? Would you like to get updates on our Adult programs by eMail? • Go to www.jccmetrowest.org • Scroll down the page and look to the right of the “Facebook” logo • Find “Sign Up for E-News” and click on it • Follow the instructions to sign up

How to Choose Your Updates Want a monthly eMail? Pick the “Adults 50+” List Want a once a month listing for Adults? Pick the “Things for Adults” List

JCC METROWEST KOSHER LUNCH PROGRAMS We provide nutritionally balanced, subsidized kosher meals to senior citizens 60 years or older who reside in Essex County. For the homebound through Kosher Meals on Wheels or at one of our lunch sites, we serve traditional foods such as Shabbat meals and Jewish culinary favorites on Hanukkah and other holidays. We also celebrate birthdays, holidays, and milestone events.

Contact Joanne Bramnick, 973-530-3414 (jbramnick@) for more information. Meals on Wheels • West Orange Contact Joanne at 973-530-3414

Waldor Library Hours: Monday–Thursday 10:00am – 2:00pm Enjoy a vast collection of Jewish reference books, Hebrew language books, Jewish and special education resources, fiction and non-fiction collections, and a comprehensive Jewish media catalog. The Waldor Library is always looking for book lovers to fill volunteer positions.

LUNCH SITES JCC MetroWest • Margulies Senior Center Monday—Thursday • 11:30am—12:15pm Contact: Joanne at 973-530-3414 Village Apartments • South Orange Tuesday and Thursday • 12:00pm—1:00pm Contact: Frances at 973-530-3504

These programs are generously supported by the Essex County Division of Senior Services.

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DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE THAT TRAINING IN THE WATER MAKES! Whether you are looking to improve your cardiovascular endurance or rehabilitate a chronic source of pain, working out in the water is the answer. So leave your sneakers in the closet and jump into the pool!

All classes are listed on the Group Fitness Schedule which can be found at the Fitness Center or on-line at www.jccmetrowest.org. (Click Quick Links)

We have the following options for Full Center Members:

AFEP • ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION EXERCISE PROGRAM Learn gentle activities to help increase joint flexibility, range of motion, and strengthen muscles.

Aquatic Group Exercise Classes —More intense classes include: • Aqua Cardio Circuit • Aqua Fit • Aqua Intensity • Aqua Pilates Please review Group Exercise class descriptions on our website for details. • Aqua Stretch & Flex —Increase flexibilty and reduce stress through stretching, relaxation, and breathing techniques. • Water Yoga —Yoga in the pool? Yes it’s true! Water buoys up the body, making balancing poses easier than on land. This class is for everyone! • JCC Water Walkers —Water walking burns more calories than walking on land and is a no impact way to strengthen your body. • Small Group Personal Training, Anti-Gravity —Water’s buoyancy helps release you from the force of gravity and lets your body move in ways that it cannot on land. Enjoy versatile and individually designed workouts—swimming skills.

For more information, contact Shannon Koenig at 973-530-3514 (skoenig@jccmetrowest.org).

AFAP • ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION AQUATIC PROGRAM Learn gentle activities in warm water allowing exercise without excess strain on joints and FOREVER FIT • CARDIO CIRCUIT Increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance as well as balance, agility, and coordination, using balls and bands.

For more information, contact: Lenore Rattner at 973-929-2928 (lrattner@jccmetrowest.org).

Look and feel your best. Explore your creative side. Take care of your mind and spirit.

You can do all this and more at YOUR JCC. Discover Your Center Today. membership@jccmetrowest.org 973-530-3443

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Strength development and cardio conditioning for the active older adult. Focus is on simple choreography and basic functional exercises using balls and bands to improve your ability to complete daily activities with ease. Balance and coordination are also covered.

WOMEN INSYNC AT THE J JCC Fitness member and Baby Boomer? Want to stretch your mind and experience at the JCC as well as your body? The new group Women in Sync is specially designed for women who are interested in meeting new friends, as well as discussions and talks on graceful aging, health and transition issues, or just socializing and playing Mah Jong or Canasta.

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additional classes for full center members You must be a Full Center Member to participate in these Senior Fitness classes: • Callanetics • Studio C • Low Impact Aerobics with Weights • Meditation Class Series • Tai Chi • Sun Style (Beginner) • Yamuna Body Rolling • Yoga Stretch • ZUMBA® Gold Please review Group Exercise class descriptions on our website for details.

For information on how to become a Full Center Member, contact the Membership office at 973-530-3443 (membership@jccmetrowest.org).

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JCC MetroWest satellite senior centers JCC MetroWest sponsors Senior Centers throughout the community. Essex County programs are co-sponsored with National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section. The Essex County Division of Senior Services provides a kosher lunch program at the William Margulies Center. LAUTENBERG FAMILY CENTER – JETS Whippany: Lautenberg Family JCC Sharon Rogovin • 973-929-2917 Wednesdays CONGREGATION AGUDATH ISRAEL OF WEST ESSEX Caldwell: Randi Brokman • 973-929-3047 Mondays and Thursdays TEMPLE B’NAI ABRAHAM Livingston: Lori Chimoff • 973-994-2290 Mondays SHALOM CLUB MORRISTOWN JEWISH CENTER Morristown: Lori Chimoff • 973-538-9292 Tuesdays

William Margulies senior center WILLIAM MARGULIES CENTER A four-day-a-week program geared to the older adult. Held at the Cooperman JCC in West Orange.

For more information, contact Gina Goldman, 973-530-3448. • Day trips • Bridge • Weekly lectures • Yiddish classes • Arm Chair Aerobics – low-impact aerobics using weights and bands especially geared to seniors • Parshat HaShavua – discussion of the Torah portion of the week • Creative Writing classes

book clubs LAUTENBERG FAMILY CENTER IN WHIPPANY Meets one Thursday a month at 10:30am. Selections will be announced at meetings and featured in our At Leisure newsletters.

For more information, contact Sharon Rogovin, 973-929-2917(srogavin@). COOPERMAN JCC • WEST ORANGE For more information, contact Carol Berman, 973-530-3421 (cberman@). Our Book Group meets monthly to discuss books by Jewish authors or with Jewish themes. No registration is required and you can begin attending at any time. All titles are available in paperback and in local public libraries.

• Round Table discussion of current events

Free of charge to Members and Guests.

• Points-to-Ponder – discussion of various subjects

BOOK SELECTIONS

• Birthday parties with live entertainment • Monthly membership meetings • Movies & special programs • Holiday celebrations • Hot Kosher lunch available

TEMPLE NER TAMID Bloomfield: Susan Galatz • 973-530-3447 Tuesdays L’CHAIM CLUB OF TEMPLE SHALOM Succasunna: Barbara Gold • 973-584-5666 Two Thursdays per month

Make a Difference:

Volunteer!

Thurs, Jan. 17, 7:30 PM The World Without You by Joshua Henkin Joshua Henkin will be here to lead a talk about his new book, The World Without You. He will be signing your copy of his book after the Book Group’s discussion. Thurs, Feb. 14, 7:30 PM When We Argued All Night by Alice Mattison Thurs, Mar. 14, 7:30 PM The Submission by Amy Waldman

CHAVERIM OF THE PINE BROOK JEWISH CENTER Montville: Shelly Russo • 973-227-3520 Two Thursdays per month

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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 ■

JCC Membership is not required. We work 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. Dates Ongoing 13 + yrs

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CLUB JCC TEEN • 13-18 YEARS CLUB JCC FITNESS CLUB A sports and fitness program, including yoga and swim, for individuals with Asperger's Syndrome or ADD/ADHD. Bathing suit/towel required - Wear comfortable clothing for yoga. 13 - 18 yrs Jan. 31 - Jun. 20 Th Member: $630/17 sess. Guest: $735/17 sess.

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**CLUB JCC TEEN SUNDAY An offsite social recreation program that provides teens with special needs the opportunity to learn and practice life skills in the community. Activities take place at local restaurants, theaters, bowling lanes, entertainment centers, and more. Lunch and admissions included in fee. Supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs. (Times may vary). 13 -18 yrs 1/13–5/13 To be announced Member: $65/per day Guest: $75/per day **CLUB JCC TEEN SATURDAY NIGHT An offsite social recreation program that provides adults with special needs the opportunity to learn and practice life skills in the community. Activities take place at local theaters and entertainment centers Admissions and transportation to/from JCC and venue included. Supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs. (Times may vary). 13 - 18 yrs 1/13–5/13 To be announced Member: $65/per day Guest: $75/per day

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**CLUB JCC ADULT SATURDAY NIGHT An off-site social recreation program that provides adults with special needs the opportunity to learn and practice life skills in the community. Activities take place at local theaters and entertainment centers. Admissions and transportation to/from JCC and venue included. Supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs. 18 + yrs 1/13–5/13 To be announced Member: $65/per day Guest: $75/per day **CLUB JCC ADULTS GUYS NIGHT OUT Activities focus on life skills development and include daily living skills, current events, nutrition, health, fitness, communication, and interpersonal skills. Supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs. Snack included. 18 + yrs Jan. 28 - Jun. 17 M Member: $540/15 sess. Guest: $630/15 sess

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**CLUB JCC ADULTS GIRLS NIGHT OUT Activities focus on life skills development and include daily living skills, current events, nutrition, health, fitness, communication, and interpersonal skills. Supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs. Snack included. 18 + yrs

*JCC MetroWest is an approved New Jersey Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) Real Life Choices/Self-Determination Provider

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Please refer to the Club JCC Newsletter for complete schedule. **JCC MetroWest is proud to serve as an approved Real Life Choices/ Self-Determination provider via the New Jersey Developmental Disabilities Division (DDD). Chris Sokolewicz, Certified Teacher of the Handicapped; Program Coordinator, Adult Day Program.

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**CLUB JCC ADULT DAY PROGRAM This five-day-a-week program for young adults focuses on life skills activities both onsite at the JCC and in the community. Activities include but are not limited to music, yoga, aerobics/strength/cardiovascular training, swimming/swim instruction, nutrition/calorie awareness, health awareness, social skills, food preparation, pre-vocational skills training/ volunteerism, money management, community negotiation, current events discussions, and communication. *Approved Real Life Choices/ SDDS provider through the NJ Developmental Disabilities Division (DDD)*. 21 + yrs Mondays-Fridays • 9:00am-2:00pm Member: $80/per day Guest: $85/per day **CLUB JCC ADULT WEDNESDAY BLEND Socially appropriate behaviors and interpersonal skills are taught while using recreation and leisure time. This potpourri of activities includes: Game Night (board games, air hockey, video/card games) which focuses on turn-taking, frustration tolerance, and communication skills as well as music, emphasizing selfexpression, movement, and creativity. Other activities include cooking/nutrition, book/ literacy exploration, crafts, and holiday-themed celebrations. Supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs. Snack included.

**CLUB JCC ADULT SUNDAY An offsite social recreation program that provides adults with special needs the opportunity to learn and practice life skills in the community. Activities take place at local restaurants, theaters, bowling lanes, entertainment centers, etc. Lunch and admissions included in fee. Supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs. Times may vary.

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**CLUB JCC ADULT FITNESS CLUB A fitness program including yoga and swim, targeted to adults with Asperger’s syndrome and ADD/ADHD. Swimsuit/towel required plus comfortable clothing for yoga. Supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs. 18 + yrs Jan. 31 - Jun. 20 Th Member: $630/17 sess. Guest: $735/17 sess.

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**JCC MetroWest is an approved New Jersey Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) Real Life Choices/Self-Determination Provider ADULT SUNDAY EVENING DANCES Live DJ, pizza, snacks, beverages, dancing, games, and social time. $14 per person admission fee collected at door. **Supervised by professionals with extensive experience with individuals with special needs. 18 + yrs Fourth Annual Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser 2013: New York State of Mind (in New Jersey!) Feb. 2 • 7:00-11:00pm (snow date Feb. 9) Giveaways, prizes, games. $20 admission fee, includes light dinner and extended hour Welcome Spring Party Apr. 7 • 6:00-8:00pm Hawaiian Luau Jun. 9 • 6:00-8:00pm

* * Admission fee applies to support staff in attendance; please contact Rebecca Gallanter, Director of Special Needs Services, for further information.

E N JOY MORE F U N W I T H FA M I LY & F R I E N DS AT TH E J CC !

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

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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, contact Rebecca Wanatick, 973-929-3129 (rwanatick@ujcnj.org). Meets September through June on the second Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm - 9:00pm. Jan. 13- May 8 FREE 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)

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. Jan 27 - May 22

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.

$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). 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).

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

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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).

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Adler Aphasia Center | JCC MetroWest

THE ADLER APHASIA CENTER AT JCC METROWEST welcomes people of all ages who have been diagnosed with aphasia.

Contact Wendy Greenspan, Program Director, 973-530-3981 (wgreenspan@adleraphasiacenter.org) for more information and to set up a tour. ADLER APHASIA CENTER A Place of Reconnection, of Rediscovery, of Recovery. Welcome to the Adler Aphasia Center- a place of hope. We are a resource for people with aphasia, their caregivers, and the community. Through our innovative group therapy led by licensed speech-language pathologists, we provide a stimulating environment to improve communication and cognitive skills and strengthen social connections to help you live a fuller, richer life.

How do we help people with aphasia and their caregivers? Through group activities, the arts, technology, and fitness and caregiver support groups, our programs help our members and their families reconnect with life by: •

Improving communication skills

Exercising cognitive skills

Building self-esteem

Making social connections

Building strategies to help families meet the challenges of aphasia

How is the Adler Aphasia Center structured? •

Members with aphasia participate in 3 groups a day

Groups activities change by the semester, based on member interests

The program meets on a semester basis, twice a week for 15 weeks (3 semesters a year)

What is the cost to attend? The cost is $750 a semester ($25 a day). This is less than one-third of the Center’s actual cost per member. Scholarships are availableno one is turned away for their inability to pay.

Sample groups include: Brain fitness games, computer labs working with language based software, skill-building handwriting and spelling, fitness, advocacy, Aphasia 101, current events, cards and games, jewelry and gift design. Is long term rehabilitation possible? At the Center’s flagship campus in Maywood, research is being conducted that demonstrates that over a one-year period, our members with aphasia experienced a significant increase in functional language and perceived quality of life due to their participation in Adler Aphasia Center programs.

What is a day like at the Adler Aphasia Center? 9:30am – 10:00am Enjoy a cup of coffee and a breakfast snack with fellow aphasia members 10:00am – 11:00am First group session meets 11:00am – 12:00pm Second group session meets 12:00pm – 12:30pm Lunch 12:30pm - 1:30pm Final group session meets

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Major funding provided by The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey. Partial funding provided by Grotta Fund for Senior Care and The Hyde and Watson Foundation.

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Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute | JCC MetroWest

Official healthcare partner of JCC MetroWest Contact Heidi Schnapp, Health Services Navigator, 973-322-5620 (hschnapp@barnabashealth.org) Or visit us on the web http://www.jccmetrowest.org/wellnessinstitute All programs are free of charge, compliments of Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Space is limited to the first 25 participants per program.

on-going programs THE NAVIGATOR IS IN Heidi Schnapp, MA, CSW, is available onsite in the Wellness Institute office, Monday through Friday walk in or by appointment. Consider her a liaison between you and the extensive roster of physicians and medical services available at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING (Walk in) Twice a month- (First Tuesday and First and Third Thursday @ 9:30am) MINI-NUTRITION SESSIONS (By appointment only) Deanna Schweighardt, RD of Saint Barnabas Medical Center Outpatient Nutrition Counseling Services

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SUCCESSFUL AGING Speaker: Theresa M. Redling, DO, FACP, Geriatric Medicine, Saint Barnabas Medical Center

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MY SORE FEET : AN ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS PROSPECTIVE. Speaker: Michael Goldberger MD. Director of Tricounty Foot and Ankle Center

GET THE REAL FACTS ABOUT DIETS, SUPPLEMENTS, SHAPING YOUR BODY, WHAT REALLY COUNTS AS AN EATING DISORDER, AND WHY SOME PEOPLE STRUGGLE WITH THEIR WEIGHT. Speaker: Debra Gill, PhD, Director, Healthy LIFE Weight Management Program

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THE DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT, AND PREVENTION OF SPORTS INJURIES Speaker: Richard A. Rosa, M.D., F.A.C.S., The Joint Institute at Saint Barnabas Medical Center Feb 28 Th Adults and Teens

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COLON CANCER PREVENTION Speaker: Steven C. Fiske, MD, FACP, FACG, Gastroenterology March 14 Adults

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SAINT BARNABAS MEDICAL CENTER YOUR PARTNER IN HEALTH The Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute at the JCC offers programs and services to the community. See pages 26 and 27 for a listing of our programs. Stop by and meet Heidi Schnapp, M.A., CSW, JCC Navigator to learn about the healthcare programs and services offered at the JCC MetroWest. You can also call her at 973.322.5620 or email hschnapp@barnabashealth.org.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center – Awards and Achievements Top Performer on Key Quality Measures from the Joint Commission. The Medical Center was one of the 405 hospitals recognized in the United States out of 3,099. Best Regional Hospitals U.S. News & World Report for 2011-2012 for the areas of: • Cancer • Geriatrics • Gynecology • Kidney Disorders • Neurology and Neurosurgery • Urology

Society for Thoracic Surgeons – 3-Star Rating Top 15% in the Nation The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and The International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) Award for Promoting & Supporting Breastfeeding Inside Jersey Magazine April 2012 • #1 for Breast Cancer Care • #1 for Prostate Cancer Care • #1 for High Risk Pregnancy • #2 Overall Hospital in NJ

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Joint Commission Certifications • Primary Stroke • Heart Failure • Total Hip Replacement • Total Knee Replacement • Acute Coronary Syndrome Full accreditation designation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers Comprehensive Stroke Center designation by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services, as well as Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission.

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Our Signature Massage starts with 15 minutes of Reflexology to encourage the body to heal itself from the inside out. We then use our signature blend of organic aromatherapy oil and customize your 40 minute Swedish massage to leave you feeling revitalized, energized and relaxed. $90 • 55 minute session

Organic Swedish Massage We start with pure organic massage lotion and add the classic Swedish massage technique that incorporates long fluid strokes of varying depth and pressure to enhance the body’s natural functioning. It improves muscle tone, circulation and joint flexibility. $55 • 25 minute session | $75 • 55 minute session $100 • 85 minute session

Prenatal/Post Partum Massage This therapeutic massage focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be and new mom. Benefits include relieving headaches, backaches, leg cramps, sciatic pain, and overall relaxation/stress reduction. $80 • 55 minute sessionMeltdown Classic Massage

Muscle Meltdown Classic Massage This warm, soothing treatment is combined with a classic Swedish massage to relax your muscles and melt away those deep seated knots. The combination of breathing awareness and one of the best massages around will help you to reduce your stress. $75 • 55 minute session | $100 • 85 minute session

Please contact the Fitness Reception Desk at 973-530-3470 to make your appointment today!

Clinical Deep Tissue Massage This is a more intensive form of massage delivered by utilizing slow direct strokes eliminate muscle spasms and loosen up connective tissues. It penetrates the different layers of muscle and connective tissues to alleviate chronic aches and pains, and can provide relief from arthritis symptoms and pain. $55 • 25 minute session | $80 • 55 minute session

Aromatherapy Massage This Swedish massage uses specifically formulated blends of organic essential oils to soothe your mind and body. The variety of the blends you and your therapist create will amplify the benefits of your massage, providing revitalization towards a balanced and more focused you. $75 • 55 minute session | $100 • 85 minute session

Hot Stone Massage Enjoy the soothing warmth in the application of lava stones to specific areas of the body. Through movement and pressure the hot lava stones are massaged into the stressed overworked areas of your body to bring about a deep relaxation and revitalization to body-mind-soul. $80 • 55 minute session | $105 • 85 minute session

Sports-Specific Massage Looking to improve your performance, avoid injury or recover from one? Use it as a pre-event warm-up or as a post-event cool-down. This massage is best for individuals who play regular sports at the professional, college or high school level. Oh and of course the weekend warriors too! $55 • 25 minute session | $80 • 55 minute session

CORE Therapies at JCC MetroWest Well body care for the entire family. Our Chiropractic Clinic provides gentle therapies that promote natural health for all ages. In addition, our Chiropractic Doctors have advanced training in Active Release Technique (A.R.T.). Active Release Technique is a state of the art soft tissue/ movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. For more information or to make an appointment, call 973-530-3471. All payments are made directly to Core Therapies.

Clinic Hours Tuesdays 7:00am–11:00am 4:00pm–6:00pm Wednesdays 7:30am–11:30am Thursdays 7:00am–11:00am 4:00pm–8:00pm


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