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2018-2019 A Guide to Our Vibrant Community


Come to a Community Event

Things to do at JCCMW

Dance at Any Age

Start Your Day with Our Men’s Club i

Build a Robot Join a Team

Get Fit with a Personal Trainer

Volunteer to Your Heart’s Content

Challah Bake Swim for Life

Throw a Pot on a Wheel

Earn Your Black Belt

Celebrate Jewish Holidays

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JCCMW Executive Board 2018-2019

From the Executive Director Our JCCMW is so much more than a gym or a Jewish Center. Every day we work side by side with you, our patrons, to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, thrive and be part of a larger community. We nurture the potential of every toddler to teen who walk through our doors, with evolving curriculum in our Nursery school, and in our afterschool programs in dance, swim, gymnastics, art and STEAM. We inspire people to make healthier choices and live more active lives. Our adult programs make us think and challenge us to revisit our commitment to our personal growth and community engagement. Every day we build character and build our community — and we do it all under one roof. What makes this JCC special? It’s the lifelong relationships that grow inside and outside our walls through JCCMW programs. Come join us to build a better you and a stronger community.

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Ellen Reinheimer Co-President Steven Abrahams Treasurer

Steven Berkowitz Roger Kahn Helen Samuels

Board# Jack Azagury Betty Berenson Sandra Costin Elise Flagg Stephanie Kirwan Jim Lasser Laura Sheppe Miller

Susan Rozin Stephanie Tessler Ernest S. Wechsler Nicky Ziman Executive Director Karen Kolodny

As of August 1, 2018


Life/Honorary Trustees

Karen Kolodny Executive Director

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Greg Kaldor Co-President Rachel Moseley Secretary

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Joan* & Robert Arnow

Sharon* & Frederick Klingenstein

John* & Maxine* Bendheim

Cheryl & Philip Milstein

Shirley* & Roy* Durst

Vivian & Seymour* Milstein

Edna Mae* & Leroy Fadem

Nancy* & Roy* Raizen Elaine & Alan Weiler

Emily & Eugene* Grant Deborah & Lawrence Hilibrand

JCCMW Hours & Registration Hours of Operation Sports & Fitness

Front Desk Hours

Monday – Thursday

6:00am – 9:45pm

8:30am – 7:30pm


6:00am – 5:45pm

8:30am – 5:00pm


8:00am – 4:45pm


8:00am – 5:45pm

8:00am – 4:00pm

* Money is not exchanged on Saturdays.


The Front Desk is closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays. Most classes are not held on Jewish holidays but check with the website for holiday schedules. See our website for cancellation policies. The JCCMW building and the Fitness Center are closed on these days in 2018-2019: Labor Day – Monday, September 3 Rosh Hashanah – September 9 – September 11 (Early closing 9/9) Yom Kippur – September 19 Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 22 For more Passover – Friday, April 19, 2019 information, Independence Day – Thursday, July 4, 2019 More Online

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Registration/Session Dates 2018-2019 Aquatics




Dance, Art, Theatre, Sports

Open Registration

Happening now!

Happening now!

Happening now!

Fall Session Dates

Wed, Sept 26 – Fri, Dec 22

Wed, Sept 26 – Thurs, Dec 20

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Winter Priority Registration1

Mon, Nov 12 – Mon, Nov 19

Mon, Nov 5 – Mon, Nov 12, 2018

Winter Priority Registration2

Tues, Nov 20 – Mon, Nov 26

Open Registration

Tues, Nov 27

Tues, Nov 20

Winter Session Dates

Wed, Jan 2 – Sat, Mar 16, 2019

Weds, Jan 2 – Sun, Mar 16, 2019


Spring Priority Registration

Mon, Feb 11 – Mon, Feb 18, 2019

Mon, Feb 4 – Mon, Feb 11, 2019

Priority Registration - TBD

Spring Priority Registration2

Tues, Feb 19 – Mon, Feb 25, 2019

Open Registration

Tues, Feb 26, 2019

Tues, Feb 26, 2019

Open Registration - TBD

Spring Session Dates

Sun, Mar 17 – Mon, Jun 3, 2019

Sun, Mar 17 – Sat, Jun 15, 2019

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Students remaining in same level/day/time. 2Students advancing/changing level/day/time.


Find Your Fitness Groove at JCCMW.

We Are Open 7 Days/Week So It’s Easy!

Fitness Membership Our Fitness Center offers a variety of cardio and strength equipment to bring your exercise routine to a new level. Complete with free weights, resistance bands, a speed bag and more, our personal training studio is open to members as an additional workout space. Not quite in the mood to use the equipment? Fitness membership also provides full access to our indoor pool and free classes. Membership Manager (914) 472-3300 x441

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Massage Full Range of Group Fitness Classes Whether you’re an experienced exerciser or new to the workout world, with more than 45 group fitness classes per week, JCCMW will challenge your body and meet your needs. Our engaging and dynamic trained instructors will make you excited to get sweaty! From soothing Yoga and Tai-Chi, to Sculpting Barre, challenging Boot Camps, full body TRX workouts and hip-shaking Zumba, we’ve got your exercise needs covered for every level and time of day.

Teen Fitness Do your teens only seem to be exercising their thumbs? Our teen fitness program will give your kids the perfect outlet to decompress after school while getting their sweat on.

But there’s so much more ­— discover your personal best mindset, nutrition, movement and recovery at JCCMW: Personal Training: Private or Small Group

You worked your body hard during that Boot Camp class, so let our licensed massage therapists get your muscles on the road to recovery. Our massage therapists specialize in Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, and sports massages as well as Reiki for body and mind cleansing.

One-on-One Looking to get stronger, faster, increase your flexibility or balance? We have more than a dozen certified personal trainers ready to work with you and provide you with customized routines to maximize your results. Whether it’s to build muscle, instruct you in proper weight loss, reduce chances of injury, or laying the groundwork to establish a lifetime exercise habit, we have a trainer to suit your exact goals.

Small Group The specialized attention of a personal training session with the high energy and team environment of a group fitness class.

Nutrition Abs are made in the kitchen and our staff of nutritionists are here to make sure you’re fueling for success. Already tracking your macros meticulously but need help beating the plateau? We’ll formulate a meal plan for you that will have you in control of what you eat and buying new pants in no time.

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The Fun, Exercise and Learning Never Stop at Our Indoor Pool!

Our aquatics programs offer something for every level swimmer: Parent & child, group classes for all levels, competitive stroke classes, and our competitive team, the Stingrays. Our private and semi-private lessons cater to all abilities and our aquacise classes keep our fitness buffs in step, too! We also pride ourselves in partnering with the USA Swimming Foundation “Saving children’s lives through swim lessons”.

Open registration for Fall 2018 classes happening now. 2019 Winter registration starts November 12th.



NEW! Shark Tale

Little Goldfish

Beginner Adults Become that independent swimmer you’ve always dreamed of. Class includes all the fundamentals to help a swim novice gain water confidence.

NEW! Aqua Zumba Dance your way to water fitness!

Aquacise Classes Enjoy the benefits of a low-impact workout by using water resistance to enhance your flexibility, muscle balance, and cardiovascular fitness.

Masters’ Swim For those enthusiasts looking to improve their technique and level of conditioning.


t JCCMW, our philosophy is that swimming is an enjoyable and necessary life skill. Our Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructors build self-confidence and proficiency with proven learn-to-swim water safety skills and technique-improvement methods, all provided in a safe environment. Whatever your swim-ability, we want you to love the water as much as we do!

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5 to 18 years

Parent/ Child classes 12 months to 2 ¾ years Children learn to become comfortable in the water with basic skills such as bubble blowing, kicking and big arms working together with their grown up. All children must wear swim diapers.

Our competitive swim team builds and develops serious swimmers into the best they can be!

Special Needs Small Group Swim Instruction All Ages Learn the Basics – how to blow bubbles, kick, use big arms and safety jumps. Children will use flotation devices to become comfortable in the water.

Drop-off Group Swim Lessons Children are grouped according to their ability

Level Preschool Aquatics Tadpoles Nemos Minnows Leapfrog Seahorses Starfish Seals

JCCMW Swim Team: The Stingrays

American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification and Recertification Classes 15 years and older

3 to 5 years

Learn how to save a life and acquire marketable skills!

3 to 6 years


4 to 6 years

1 to 2

4 to 8 years


American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor

5 to 10 years


16 years and older

6 to 11 years


7 to 12 years


Have you mastered your own abilities? Why not learn how to teach others to swim! This certification is the gold standard and provides the most comprehensive training for swim instructors.

8 to 15 years

NEW! Danios: Teen Aqua Fit 13 to 19 years Designed to improve swimming fitness, develop stamina, strength and improve stroke technique. Marlena Rykala Director of Aquatics (914) 472-7287

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A Level for Everyone!

700 participants, 25 preschool classes, 51 youth classes and The Gems, our dynamic, award-winning competitive USAG (Junior Olympic and Xcel team). All ages and abilities, from infants to adults, from beginner to advanced. State-of-the-art equipment and experienced, professional instructors build strength, flexibility and discipline. Small instructor to student ratio.

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Tiffany Smith Gymnastics Director (914) 472-7526

Competitive Training Program Our vigorous training program follows USA Gymnastics rules and guidelines. Prerequisites to becoming a member of the JCCMW Gymnastics Team: A natural ability and exceptional talent, hard work and commitment. Have you got what it takes?

Hot Tots Junior Gems


3 – 6 years Kindergarten and up

Recreational Youth Classes

Ready, Set, Roll newborn – 1½ years Promote gross motor skill development in a safe, fun environment.

Parent/Tot 1½ – 3 years Introduce your toddler to gymnastics equipment and fitness fun!

Tots 3 – 4 years Learn age-appropriate gymnastics, movements and concepts. Work off those wiggles in an organized and structured environment.

Get ready for serious fun! Classes instill skill, technique, strength and discipline and reinforce gym safety and awareness.

Kindergarten Gymnastics Jr. Gymnastics Beginner Jr. Gymnastics Intermediate Girls Beginner Girls Intermediate Girls Advanced Boys Beginner/ Intermediate Teen Beginner Teen Intermediate Teen Advanced

Kindergarten 6 – 7 years 6 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 8 – 10 years 8 – 10 years 8 – 12 years 11 – 18 years 11 – 18 years 11 – 18 years

Competitive Teams — JCCMW Gymnastics The ultimate competitive gymnastics program for gymnasts competing under the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic and Xcel programs. Our JCCMW Gymnastics team members train at the highest level, display exceptional values within our program and shine as they learn advanced gymnastics skills and routines for the developmental, compulsory and optional USAG and Xcel levels.

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A Vital Part of the JCCMW Community

THE JCC DANCE SCHOOL for Over 50 Years

Westchester’s premier Dance School provides recreational and preprofessional students with comprehensive, holistic training for a variety of dance styles and classes. Over 70 classes each week are taught by instructors who are professionals in their field and have years of teaching/performing experience. Three state-of-the-art dance studios and piano accompaniment for many ballet classes further set JCCMW Dance School apart from all other area dance schools.

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Our instructors provide the highest quality dance education to students of all ages, from Tiny Toes for preschool through Advanced Ballet for teens and adults, as well as Hip Hop, tap, contemporary and jazz classes for children and teens.

Performance and Dance Concert Opportunities

What makes us different and special?

Westchester Theatre of Dance (WTD) is the performance company of the JCC Dance School. Our dancers learn the creative process of choreography from beginning to end, as well as the exciting experience of performing on stage. Ballet students in Levels 1 through 5, as well as Hip Hop and Tap Workshop students, are encouraged to perform in our highly regarded WTD Annual Spring Concert. Participation is optional. No student is required to perform. There is an additional fee for production, technical, and costume expenses for all participants in the dance concert. Performances take place in our very own Bendheim Theatre.

We take boys and girls from beginner through advanced levels of various dance disciplines.

Save the Date! WTD March 30, 31, 2019

Our dance education encompasses a safe, hands-on, methodical curriculum based on a well-established syllabus.

Parents Observation Week: December 3 – 7, 2018 & May 6 – 10, 2019

JCCMW Dance School offers: a solid technical foundation, an atmosphere of concentrated focus, a progressive curriculum, individualized attention, mutual support—and great fun! Our many second- and third-generation students reflect this strong history in the community. Past JCCMW dance students have gone on to successful careers in ballet, Hip Hop, Broadway, and theatre.

Piano accompaniment adds an important element of musicality and passion.


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3 – 5 years old

Tiny Toes & Creative Ballet The perfect introduction to dance, inspired by stories, songs, sports, and nature.

Children and Teens 5 years old – Teens

Ballet From Ballet for K to Advanced Ballet with Pointe/Pas de Deux.

Tap, Contemporary, Musical Theatre Jazz, Hip Hop & Boys Only Hip Hop


JCCMW welcomes new Dance School Director to the community!

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Preschool Classes


Introducing Kristen McGrew Following the October 2018 retirement of long-time Dance School Director Jayne Santoro, we are thrilled to have Kristen on board! After early training under the world renowned Anna-Marie Holmes and over 18 years of performing, teaching and choreographing classical, contemporary and modern works with companies such as the Eglevsky Ballet, the Ailey School and Ballet Theatre of Pennsylvania, Kristen now brings her professional excellence to JCCMW. Please feel free to stop by and introduce yourself.

Kristen McGrew Director, Dance School (914) 472-3300 x320

Classes at various levels offered.

The Bendheim Performing Arts Center is our in-house theatre for dance performances and numerous other events.

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Classes from Basic Beginner through Intermediate/Advanced offered Monday – Saturday.

Beginner Tap Basic tap steps, vocabulary and fun!

Israeli Folk Dancing Kristen McGrew

Learn the latest dances and all the old favorites!

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Celebrating Values and Culture

Looking to expand your Jewish outlook through education, action and personal connections? JCCMW has a full calendar of events and wide range of experiences to help you integrate your definition of Judaism into Westchester daily life. Men’s Club!

Israeli Folk Dancing

Join other senior men for weekly meetings and lively conversation.

Learn the latest dances and old favorites. Instruction, requests and open session. A great way to exercise and have fun! All welcome!


Volunteer with ENGAGE! Are you looking to create positive change in your community through hands-on volunteering? UJA-Federation of New York’s Engage Service Corp is for you — Jewish boomers and beyond who want to utilize your skills, expertise, passion and leadership abilities to address issues that you care about; poverty, hunger, the isolated elderly, at risk children and adults with special needs. Register to become an Engage volunteer. You make new friends, benefit those in need and feel fulfilled all at the same time. It’s a win win!

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Jill Gold Engage Site Coordinator (914) 472-3300 x703

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JCCMW is proud to be the host site for the Hudson Valley Region (Westchester) of BBYO. Independently organized, staffed and advised by BBYO, this group of dedicated Jewish high school students meets at JCCMW for social, recreational, spiritual and community service events.

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Emily Eisen Bierman Regional Director (314) 402-9077

Holiday Celebrations and Activities for the Entire Family Embrace Jewish holidays at the JCCMW! Join us for a Family Shabbat Unplugged, come dip apples in honey on Rosh Hashanah, spend time in our sukkah, celebrate Hanukkah with new friends and dress up in costumes for Purim! Start new traditions with us: remember the Holocaust on Yom HaShoah with an interactive program, pay tribute to fallen Israeli soldiers on Yom HaZikaron and celebrate Israel’s 71st birthday on Yom HaAtzmaut. Let us introduce you to Israel’s Westchester Shaliach and Shinshinim at special Westchester family programs. Don’t know what a Shaliach or a Shinshin is? Come find out!

Be sure to join us for the Westchester Jewish Film Festival and the Israel Film Festival and other cultural activities throughout the year.

Academic Year 2018 – 2019 Jewish Year 5779 Rosh Hashanah

Sunday, September 9 – Tuesday, September 11

Yom Kippur

Tuesday, September 18 – Wednesday, September 20


Sunday, September 23 – Tuesday, September 25

Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

Sunday, September 30 – Tuesday, October 2


Tuesday, December 2 – Wednesday, December 10


Wednesday, March 20 – Thursday, March 21, 2019


Friday, April 19 – Saturday, April 27, 2019


Saturday, June 8 – Monday, June 10, 2019

October 26 and November 30

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A Welcoming, Inclusive Education

Early Childhood at JCCMW starts at the very beginning, with Gymnastics, Aquatics and Music classes for infants and toddlers and continues through the preschool years with our progressive Nursery School programs for 2s, 3s and 4s. Summer and vacation camps can extend your child’s programming options to all year round! We provide what parents value most: Excellent programming, a flexible school

day, a warm and nurturing environment, easy drop-off and pick-up, and many additional activities all under one roof. Regardless of your family’s religion, ethnicity, race, sexual preference, or nationality, JCCMW is an exceptionally welcoming community — come see why Early Childhood at JCCMW is the perfect start for your family!

Nursery School Our preschool offers morning only for 2s with full day options for 3s and 4s. We follow the Get Set for School® curriculum, which is part of Handwriting Without Tears™. Our students LOVE it!! We get our students singing, dancing, coloring, building and exploring as they develop age-appropriate knowledge that sets them up for success in Kindergarten. Don’t be surprised when your preschooler tells you all about it en Español – that’s why we introduced Español Explorers last year!

Infant/Toddler Classes Making Music with Marc Little Goldfish Swim Class Ready, Set, Roll Gymnastics Parent/Tot Gymnastics

6 – 36 months 12 – 33 months newborn – 18 months 18 – 36 months

Preschool students enjoy learning to swim in our indoor heated pool, working off energy in our fully-equipped gymnasium, and climbing in our new nursery school playground. Extended day enrichment options include a snack and explore themed activities in Science, Math, Culture, Art, Music and Literature.

Lunch Bunch can serve as an extended day or bridge the gap between activities such as school and JCCMW classes. Arrangements can be made for children to be escorted from Lunch Bunch to regularly scheduled JCCMW classes. Whether after morning preschool or before activities, it’s always delicious!

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Caryn Symons Nursery School Director (914) 472-3300 x412

Kid’s Place After-school Fun at JCCMW for ages 3 – 8! Let us fill your child’s afternoon with friendship, fun and even some homework help! Kid’s Place offers after-school games and activities, both indoor and outdoor, and a snack. Does your child take an afternoon class at the JCCMW? Let Kid’s Place escort your child to/from the class. Our warm, nurturing staff provides children with a safe and loving after-school environment.

And of course, Nursery School families participate in a variety of events, such as the annual Pajama Party, Nursery School Art Show, Holiday Parties and School Visiting Day, and are invited to share a Friday Shabbat with their child’s class.

Lunch Bunch

Back by popular demand! Itsy Bitsy Story Time, Play & Crafts Ages: 15 months -24 months Drop in, Free and Open to All. See for dates and times

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Nourish their Minds and Bodies

7 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) classes, 6 Karate classes, 3 Super Sport Friday classes, 2 Flag Football clinics, and 4 Super Soccer classes will flex all those muscles!

Register now for classes starting in September and October!

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STEAM Classes NEW! Discovering STEAM Grades K – 1 Inquiry-based learning activities introduce children to STEAM concepts

NEW! Intro to

Robotics/Scratch Jr. Grades K – 2 NEW! Robotics and Coding Grades 3 – 6 Building robots and learning the code to control them, all based on student’s age and ability – a fun way to develop abstract reasoning and team building skills and take over the world!

NEW! Engineering Building &

Design/3D Printing Jr. Grades K – 2

Design a skate park! Transform LEGOS designs! Learn how 3D printers work! And sharpen critical thinking, problem solving and STEM skills along the way!

For class days and times, visit Lisa Itzkowitz Director, JCCMW Academic Center (914) 472-3300 x275

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Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Beginner Lower Intermediate Advanced Intermediate

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Brown/Black Belts

Purple Belts Red/Brown Belts

General Sports Super Sports Fridays 3 – 4 years & 4 – 5 years Non-competitive skill-building team play includes drills and skill training.

NEW! Introduction to 3D Printing and Design


Grades 3 – 5

NEW! Flag Football Clinic 5 – 7 years & 6 – 9 years

Want to print a 3D Lunar house of your own design? How about a 3D toy? Using math, science, art and technology skills has never been so fun or creative!

NEW! STEAM Challenge Workshop Grades 4 – 6 Using innovative and creative critical thinking skills and team building strategies kids will tackle real world challenges in physics, aviation, bio-chem and environmental science in a safe environment.

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All the fun and excitement of football without the risk of injury!

Soccer Super Soccer Stars 2½ – 3 years, 3 – 4 years & 4 – 5 years Age-specific classes; introduce your child to the world’s most popular sport.

Choose your theme! A party for any age

NEW! STEAM Lab Grades 2 – 4 How do airplanes fly and boats float? How do astronauts live in space? Children become scientists and engineers as they use hands-on experiments to answer these questions.

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We Can’t Wait Until Next Summer!

Find out what the campers in these pictures already know: Whether your child’s passion is sports, art, theatre, dance or a combination, JCCMW has a program that is sure to bring a smile to every camper.

Camp Gadol Age 2 – entering grade 4

Preschooler Fun Our youngest campers, 2 yrs — entering Pre-K are introduced to the day For more camp experience through information, a variety of professionally visit led outdoor and indoor camp-gadol activities including art, music, nature, swimming (water play for 2s), sports and more. Groups are led by experienced teachers and caring staff with one counselor for every four to five children. More Online

Older Camper Fun+ Children entering K – 4th grade enjoy a full day of activities including swimming, sports, arts and crafts, gymnastics, martial arts, gaga, music, nature, and more, in a nurturing, non-competitive environment. Special theme days such as Pajama Day, Crazy Hat Day, Sports Day and more highlight each week. Campers can’t wait for breakfast bunch, late night activities and carnival! Our oldest campers, entering 2nd – 4th grades, also enjoy a local trip every week.

CIT/LIT Experience

Toward Tomorrow

A balance of work and play for teens

Ages 3 – 5

Counselor in training (CIT)

Children with developmental needs

Age 15 years old The JCCMW CIT Experience combines hands-on counselor training with social action initiatives and weekly CIT only trips for a full, enriching summer experience. CITs spend each morning assisting in camper groups then meet to enjoy some social time with their peers.

Leader in training (LIT) Age 14 years old Similar to CIT training, this program includes a unique blend of instruction adventure and guidance geared toward our prospective CIT candidates.

The Toward Tomorrow For more Program provides a nurturing, information, visit jccmw. learning and recreational org/towardsummer experience for children with developmental tomorrow learning needs. Half-day, full-day and inclusion options are available. Toward Tomorrow is a New York State and Westchester County funded program. Acceptance is contingent upon school district approval.

Camp Gadol Staff We are proud of our experienced, dedicated and nurturing staff members, many of whom have worked at Camp Gadol for many summers. Our staff includes both male and female counselors and activity specialists, who serve as outstanding role models for the campers. Caryn Symons Director of Camping (914) 472-3300 x412

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Summer Arts Center (SAC)

Vacation Camps

Entering grades 2-8

Send the kids on a “staycation” during school break!

Unleash your creative talents! The joy of creative expression is what our unique Summer Arts Center is all about. The only program of its kind in lower Westchester, SAC provides on opportunity for campers to focus on art, dance or theatre as a major, while taking electives in all other disciplines.

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The JCCMW offers a range of Vacation Programs and Camps:

Early Childhood Camp Gadol Vacation Camp Gymnastics Vacation Experience All Levels Swim Camp Full or half days! Come for one day or come for all! December Break: Dec 26, 27, 28 Winter Break:  Feb 19, 20, 21, 22

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Ages 2 – K

Best Summer Ever!

Grades 1 – 4 Ages 5 – 18 Ages 5 – 15

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April Break TBD

Dance Intensive Entering grades 6 –12 Take your training to a new level The serious, more experienced dance student will enjoy a comprehensive curriculum of dance and dance-related classes taught by professionals. Students take a variety of classes including ballet, pointe (if eligible), contemporary, jazz, Hip Hop, tap, modern, Salsa, composition/ choreography, For more group Pilates, information, yoga and visit nutrition. Dancers dance-intensivemay choose a 2, 3, summer or 4 week option. More Online

Facilities We never worry about the weather at JCCMW! Rain or shine, heat wave or cold snap, campers enjoy full use of our airconditioned building, including our indoor heated pool, fully equipped gymnasium, theatre, art and dance studios, gaga pits, as well as spacious classrooms and play areas. In summer, our tented outdoor areas are a great place for music, nature, martial arts, sports and special activities.

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At JCCMW, We Know Teens!

Art, Dance, Health & Fitness, Aquatics, Gymnastics, Volunteering — whatever your passion, you’ll find programs constructed with Teens in mind. And speaking of minds, be sure to investigate our Academic Center! Community Service/Volunteerism


Aquatics, Gymnastics, and Art departments all offer community service/volunteering opportunities For Teens only!  Or stretch that Teen volunteering muscle by assisting in JCCMW Special Needs programs such as Sunday/Funday, Saturday Night Social, Ballet, Soccer and more. 

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Gymnastics classes For Teens only!

Aquatics Lifeguard Certification Classes, Water Safety Instruction Certification Classes, Stingrays Swim Team, and For Teens only! NEW! Teen Aqua Fit Classes.

High School Projects and Internships

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Let JCCMW help you fulfill that academic requirement with Internship opportunities For Teens only!

Special Needs Teens

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Sunday/Funday activities for all ages and For Teens only! Saturday Nights Socials with dinner, games, and social action projects!

Drawing & Painting and Wheel Throwing – your creative outlet unleashed!

Private-tutor-quality classes and results at a fraction of the cost. Small classes allow for individualized attention and are led by dynamic, experienced instructors.

Youth Group — BBYO

Our year-round programs are designed to help high school and middle school students For more reach their greatest information, academic potential. visit For nearly 15 years, the academic-center JCCMW Academic Center has offered a full range of test prep, college admissions and academic enhancement programs including PSAT, SAT, ACT, SAT Subject test, AP and Regents prep classes. Each program is timed to lead up to the exam, positioning students for maximum success. In addition, Mock SAT and ACT exams, administered in a test-day environment, are offered throughout the year. Mock tests are an excellent way for students to determine which test is best for them, as well as to complement ongoing test prep. A number of college admissions workshops, designed to help students reduce the stress of the application process, are also offered.

Dance Teens can enjoy a variety of dance styles— ballet, Hip Hop, tap as well as a NEW! contemporary class on Thursdays For Teens only!

Health & Fitness

JCCMW is proud to be the host site for the Westchester Chapter of BBYO. Independently organized, staffed and advised by BBYO, this group of dedicated Jewish high school students meets at JCCMW for social, recreational, spiritual and community service events.

Fitness For Teens only!

Teens at Sunday/Funday Groundbreaking for a new playground

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A Special Part of Our Community from Preschool through Young Adult

Let our extensive programming fill your needs:

Monthly teen socials! Monthly adult social events! Teen Volunteer Opportunities!

Discover Special Needs Enrichment Services

Toward Tomorrow Preschool Toward Tomorrow Preschool is a New York State approved program that features half day and full day options for children ages 2½ through 5. We offer both self-contained and integrated options. With warmth and enthusiasm, we promote positive self-esteem and independence through encouraging individualized exploration, creativity and growth for children with cognitive, communication, motor and/or social development delays. Our curriculum is enhanced by enrichment services, such as music, gymnastics and swimming.

After school and weekends JCCMW has something for everyone, because developmental growth happens outside of school, too. With 7 new classes this year, our programs are designed to appeal to everyone, from Dance enthusiasts to budding Gymnasts to the next generation of Scientists and Engineers. Added benefit: social and pragmatic communication skills and friendships. Classes are adapted for children with special needs and taught by dedicated educators and social workers in a warm, nurturing atmosphere. We take full advantage of all that JCCMW has to offer. We welcome families from all backgrounds and religions and are open 7days/week.

Social Skills Group

6 years and up

Tai Chi – Parent & Child Class

Wednesday Afternoons NEW! STEM Program 8 – 12 years

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Small Group Swim Instruction

4 – 6 years

SIB Connection

Amy Sullivan Special Education Services Director (914) 472-7265

Pre-K to 19 year olds A JCCMW signature Program! A year-round all-inclusive social skills development program that is carried out through art, music, creative movement, gymnastics and technology. Groups are divided by age and integrated when applicable. Participants receive individualized attention from group leaders, specialty instructors, and teen volunteers. Ask about our complimentary ‘trial’ class!


Speech, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Counseling services are offered in our private therapy suites and state of the art sensory gym. Whether your child was approved for services through your school district or you’re privately seeking extra help for your child, our therapists can help.

Have questions or concerns about your child’s development? We offer multidisciplinary evaluations and supplementary evaluations for children ages 2 ½ through 5. All referrals must go through your local school district. We provide parents with comprehensive reports and attend your school district meeting to help determine what services, if any, your child is eligible to receive.


All Ages, Sunday mornings Small group swim instruction lessons designed to teach basic skills such as bubble blowing, kicking, big arms and safety around water.

Tuesday Afternoons

Therapeutic Services


So Much to do on Sundays only at JCCMW!

Saturdays Small Group Swim Lessons

All ages

Saturday Night Social

12 – 19 years

NEW! Ballet

All ages

NEW! Super Soccer Stars

All ages

NEW! Intro to Sports

6 years and up


NEW! Small Group Swim lessons Sunday/Funday

All ages

NEW! Gymnastics

6 years and up

NEW! Karate

6 years and up

Tai Chi

7 – 16 years

Pre – K to 19 years

Ages 7-16, by permission of the Director A certified instructor will introduce you and your child to the basic tenets of Tai Chi, proven to improve balance, flexibility, muscle strength. alleviate stress/anxiety, symptoms of asthma, and increase one’s energy level. Participant & Parent/Caregiver class. Classes limited to 6 students. Ages 7+

Gymnastics Ages 6+ Children will enjoy an introduction to gymnastics skills, movements, concepts and gym safety rules. Classes limited to 6 students.

Karate Ages 6+ Children will enjoy an introduction to karate concepts, skills, and terminology. Classes limited to 6 students.

Program scholarships available based on income qualifications and supported through generous private donations and grants.

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We are open to all 7 days/week.

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Whether beginner or advanced and whatever your age, our expert art faculty and professional studios, including a state-of-theart ceramics studio, will help you realize the artist within.

JCCMW is proud to offer acting and theatre instruction for aspiring thespians of all ages. Discover Musical Theatre classes for young singers, actors and dancers and Community theatre productions in our very own Bendheim Performing Arts Center; a state-of-the-art performance space.

See Your Creativity Blossom at JCCMW! Fall classes start September 20th—register now!


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Wheel Throwing Come and get your hands dirty — learn or master pottery wheel basics: throwing, trimming, glazing and more. Find out why we added a second class due to popular demand!

Children Art in the Round 4 – 5½ years & 6 – 8 years

Ceramic Pottery Workshop Individualized instruction for potters and sculptors of all levels.

Children unleash their creativity working with all sorts of media.

Drawing and Painting with Pat 7 – 10 years & 11 – 17 years Watch your individual style emerge! Basic principles and techniques.

Musical Theatre

Multi Media Multiple dimensions of fun! 2-D and 3-D projects in paint, collage and clay.

Wheel Throwing for Young Adults 11 years and up Come and get your hands dirty - learn or master pottery wheel basics with our professional instructor: throwing, trimming, glazing and more.

Explore your creativity in every medium, from watercolors and acrylics to collage and charcoal drawings.

Internships High School students: Looking to fulfill your school’s community service requirements? Assist JCCMW instructors in afterschool children’s art classes!

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Grades 2 – 5

7 – 10 years

Painting and Mixed Media


Tobe Sevush Director, Art School and Theatre Coordinator (914) 472-3300 x346

You’ll be swell! You’ll be great! Learn basic musical theatre skills, games, improvisation, singing, acting and dancing, then shine for all to see in the end-of-session showcase at the Bendheim.

All Ages Pail and Shovel Productions The Westchester Sandbox Theatre’s branch of community and family theatre, Pail and Shovel Productions, is proud to call the Bendheim Performing Arts Center at JCCMW its artistic home. Its inaugural season featured productions of Weird Romance and Breaking Up Is Hard To Do for adult patrons as well as family friendly shows like Once Upon a Hanukkah and Willy Wonka. Ticket discounts for all shows always available for JCCMW patrons! 

The Bendheim Performing Arts Center Discover one of Westchester’s unique rental venues! Our 200 seat theatre is the perfect spot for any event. Rental includes use of the theatre, lobby area and two large, free parking lots. Make your next event a memorable one at the Bendheim.

Ask us about our Birthday Party Options and Rental Opportunities.

YOU Complete JCCMW

FOR ADULTS AND SENIORS IN OUR COMMUNITY You’ll find adult classes and programs in departments throughout JCCMW. With over 999 activities from which to choose, there is something to enrich, educate and entertain everyone. Remember to pick up our Arts&Talks Brochure and Senior Connections Calendar at JCCMW or visit us online for the most updated information.

You can be a Patron of the Arts! Show your support for our innovative cultural programs: Sponsor an event, join our film or book committee, pick a giving level and make an impact. For more information about events and sponsorships contact:

Stephanie Risa Balkin Director of Arts&Talks and Adult Programs

Arts&Talks brings world-class cultural

Stop by the next time you’re at JCCMW and say hello to Stephanie, our NEW! Director of Arts&Talks and Adult Programs.

arts to you right here in the heart of Westchester. Join the more than 2000 adults of all ages who annually attend our 80+ Arts&Talks events including author talks, book signings, panel discussions, lectures on current affairs, art and dance instruction, game classes, film festivals, comedy, musical performances, and cooking nights, too. Signature events include the Great Big Challah Bake, Women’s Brunch and a community celebration of Israel’s Independence Day.

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◆ motivating fitness and aquatics instructors ◆ confidence-building gymnastics program ◆ dance, art and theatre classes ◆ STEAM and test prep ◆ engaging activities for seniors

◆ families building new social networks But program fees cover only 81% of our costs.

The other 19% comes from generous donors like YOU who SUPPORT JCCMW. Your tax-deductible donation helps connect all the wonderful individual parts of JCCMW into one impactful resource that welcomes and encourages all. 

YOUR GENEROUS GIFT makes us one whole community. JCCMW Great Big Challah Bake

SENIOR CONNECTIONS Exciting weekly daytime activities include sessions with experts on a wide variety of topics such as music, current events, Yiddish and Jewish culture, as well as film screenings, book reviews, author talks, two Men’s Clubs and intergenerational holiday celebrations. Try our NEW! STEM for 50+ (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Mitzvah projects, and Chair Yoga to name just a few of the many options. , which include deeply discounted ticket prices, Senior Passports are available for people ages 65+. All our senior programs include light refreshments. So for the price of a cup of coffee, Senior Passport holders get to make new friends, enjoy each activity and have a nice nosh!

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◆ nurturing nursery schools

◆ great films, speakers and holiday celebrations

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Our programs and activities are only part of the JCCMW story:

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Let’s explore the many ways where you can direct your support. Individual gifts, monthly sustaining, appreciated securities and planned giving are among the ways you can make a difference at JCCMW. Beth Grafman, our Director of Development and Engagement, is ready to make sure your donation impacts the areas of JCCMW that match your passions. Reach her at 914-472-7323 or Facebook “f ” Logo

We are open 7 days/week most of the year. 914-472-3300

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Personally for You at JCCMW! Personal Training Fitness customized just for you.

What’s Inside Health & Fitness p.1

Birthday Parties We’ll help create the perfect party

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from A(rt) to Z(umba) and everything in between!

Gymnastics p.3 Dance School p.4

Speech, OT/PT

Jewish Life p.5 Early Childhood p. 6

Rentals Spaces available for any event.

Kids’ Programs p. 7 Camp p.8

Gymnastics Individualized sessions

Teen Programs p.10

that fit your program for toddlers to adults.

Special Needs p.11 Art & Theatre p.12 Adults & Seniors p.13

Individualized Therapies for any child.

Private Swim Lessons Whether one-on-one or small group, splash around on your schedule.

Private Dance Lessons Your passion, your schedule,

your expert teacher’s undivided attention.

Massage Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point or sports –

we have the massage that feels right for you.

Pilates Our instructors will guide you to flexibility and strength

at your own rate leaving you refreshed and focused.

Reiki Cleanse and balance your body and mind. 1:1 Nutrition Specialists to recharge you from the inside out. Our community is made up of individuals in all shapes and sizes… Just like you!

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