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Winter Hours

Sunday: 7 am-6 pm Mon-Thu: 5:30 am-10 pm* Friday: 5:30 am-5 pm Saturday: 7 am-4 pm

Summer Hours (Begin Friday, Jun. 6) Sunday: 7 am-2 pm Mon-Thu: 5:30 am-9 pm* Friday: 5:30 am-7 pm Saturday: 7 am-2 pm

*Pool and Fitness room close 30 minutes prior to building closing.


Shelley Gans, JCC Director

Visit for holiday schedule JCC of Greater New Haven 360 Amity Rd.,Woodbridge, CT 06525 The JCC is a subsidiary of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven


adult Fitness

ages 13+

Skinny on Weight Loss

Instructor: Pam Hutchinson, MS Exercise Science, ACE Health Coach

Meet once per week for weight loss instruction, meal planning, behavior modification, exercise prescription for efficient fat loss, and motivation to succeed. 6 week group sessions or private counseling available by appointment. More: Susan, x265, Mon, 4/7-5/19, 10-11 am, $99m/$149nm, FT3250 No class 4/21 Tue, 4/8-5/20, 6-7 pm, $99m/$149nm, FT3350 No class 4/15

Krav Maga

Instructor: Beth Lopez

Easy to learn style of self defense that offers a great workout for men and women. Krav Maga™ is used by the Israeli Defense Forces. More: Beth (203) 589-4701. Tue, 5:30-7:30pm, ongoing, Dance Studio II

Classes for the Mobility Impaired

Instructor: Regine Bence, MS, Exercise Science, ACE Advanced Health Fitness Specialist

Designed to give mobility-impaired people (including those in wheelchairs) the opportunity to engage in muscle conditioning and strengthening exercises in a safe environment under the instruction of a qualified fitness professional. Sponsored by the National MS Society, More: Susan, x265. Tue/Thu, 11:15 am-12 pm, Ongoing, Free to members/$5nm per class


The premier pregnancy fitness program for healthy mom and baby! More: Susan, x265, Tue, 6-7 pm, Ongoing beginning 5/6, Dance Studio ll Four sessions $40m/$60nm or Drop-in $15m/$20nm per class

group exercise

ages 13+

Always FREE to Members. Schedule at control desk or Sculpt / Muscle Pump A total body muscle conditioning workout using a variety of props such as light weights, bars, tubing, stability balls, etc. Designed for all levels.

Functional Fitness Strengthen, stretch and balancewith a focus on stability training and functional movements using bosu, balls, etc.

Power Circuit Resistance training & cardio circuits for total body conditioning working multiple muscles at one time and push your heart rate.

Yoga Basics Hatha yoga combines physical postures with breath awareness for complete wellness.

Power Circuit Express 45 minutes

Pain Free Yoga A series of stretches and functionally based exercises for postural alignment, designed to keep the body pain free!

Muscle Mania Muscle conditioning / resistance training exercises designed to sculpt and define the body. Barre Sculpt Total body conditioning class at the ballet barre and the mat - designed to empower the smaller muscle groups for a muscular endurance workout – a longer, leaner body is the result! Strong Sculpt Functional full body muscle conditioning with a focus on core strength.

Yogafit™ A fitness style of hatha yoga!

Pilates An acclaimed exercise and conditioning program that focuses on the core, which connects strength, flexibility and breath. Pilates Sculpt Combination of pilates method training with total body muscle conditioning.

NIA A blend of martial arts, healing arts and dance arts, using whole body, expressive and grounded movement Zumba Fun, easy to follow latin / international style dance! to deliver a beautiful movement class with cardiovascular conditioning. Zumba Gold Basic style, lower impact Zumba! Zumba Toning Zumba dance routines using 1 lb. toning sticks. Mobility Impaired Classes Mobility-impaired people of all ages (including those in wheelchairs) have the Box & Sculpt Martial arts, style cardio workout using opportunity to engage in muscle conditioning and boxing drills with muscle strengthening intervals. strength exercises in a safe environment. Cardio/Core Fusion First half cardio conditioning second Spinning® The best indoor cycling program available half core, foam rolling and stretch! with state-of-the-art stadium design spin studio! Spinning: 45 minutes, Super Spin: 60 minutes. Silver Sneakers™ A variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activity Sign up available at the control desk 30 minutes prior to each class. Sign up in person to reserve a bike. Class limited to 20 participants. for daily living skills.


personal training

Our professional staff of personal trainers carry degrees in exercise science and human performance and are CPR/AED Certified. For personal training rates and packages call Susan, (203) 387-2522 x265.

Boot Camp & Small Group Training

Intro to Personal Training

Advanced Billing Only With Auto Renewal

Get started without a big commitment. Experience how personal training can make a difference in your fitness program. New clients only. JCC members only. Four (50 min.) personal training sessions only $216.

TRX Suspension Training

Suspension Training uses two straps and your own body weight to work multiple muscles at once to give you an edge over traditional strength training. Develops core and total body strength–great for all fitness levels. Small group training sessions are forming now, six participants per group. More: Jess, x266. Meets once per week / four weeks: $65 members only BEST VALUE: 12 sessions/$180

Aquatic Therapy Training see page 7 New Programs to address pain, imbalances & overuse injuries Postural Alignment Therapy for Chronic Pain Relief Instructor: Alan Franzi, Certified PAS Specialist, trained by the Egoscue® Clinic

A non-medical therapeutic process involving functionally based exercises and stretches designed to work with the deeper causes of musculoskeletal pain. Initial consult approx 2 hours, subsequent sessions approx 1.5 hours. More: Susan, x265,

Active Release / Trigger Point Therapy Instructor: Chris Pelosi, BS Athletic Training & Sports Medicine, NATA Certified Personal Trainer, Graston M1 Certified

Manual therapy techniques are used to treat both chronic and acute soft tissue injuries, rehabilitation and injury prevention. Techniques include PNF contract relax stretching, muscle energy with the mulligan belt, Trigger Point, Active Release Therapy and non-instrument assisted massage for both chronic and acute soft tissue injuries. 40 minute sessions, Six sessions: $299. More: Susan, x265,

12 sessions $180 ($15/session) 24 sessions $345 ($14/session)

Drop-in For $20, Call Jess at x266 for packages

Boot Camp Trainer: Vince Intense drills and endurance training designed to make you stronger and leaner! Mon & Wed, 5:30-6:30 am

Fight Camp Trainer: Vince Metabolic conditioning, resistance training, and mixed martial arts drills. Fight camp will increase muscular endurance, test your cardiovascular abilities and get you fighting fit! Fri, 5:30-6:30 am

HIIT Trainer: Jess High Intensity Interval Training. Boost fat-burning, cardiovascular fitness and athletic capacity using short bursts of aerobic drills with periods of recovery! Tue & Thu, 5:30-6:30 pm

HELL Trainer: Jess Hard, Extreme, Loud, and Loaded with motivation! Discover your inner athlete with this extreme Boot Camp style workout! Sun, 7:15-8:15 am

Health Spa

Private adult spa with whirlpool, sauna, steam room, and personal lockers. Other amenities include TV lounge, coffee, towel service, private showers, grooming bar and hairdryers. Members only. Spa Fee: $33/Month.

Massage Tara Eden Aksoy, Licensed Massage Therapist

Massage has been scientifically proven to be therapeutic on many levels. Our massage therapists can incorporate swedish massage, accupressure, myofacial release, reflexology, reiki, and stretching. Call (203) 249-2977 to schedule an appointment. 1 hour: $65m/$70nm • 30 min: $45m/$50nm Try a chair massage: Sundays 9:30-11:30 am. $1/min.

Blood Pressure Screening

JCC members are welcome to have their blood pressure checked in the fitness room. Free.



all ages

Parent/Child Swim Program

Designed to meet the needs of infants and toddlers, 6 month to 3½ years. Explore water adjustment, body awareness, coordination and safety through games, songs and repetition. Children must wear swim diapers. No disposables please!

Infant/Toddler Water Class Instructor: Syndi Garay

Parent/adult accompaniment required. Children must wear swim diapers. Ages 6 months-3½ years. Sun, 3/30-6/8, 9 weeks, $106m/$160nm 11:30 am-12 pm, AQ3100 12:30-1 pm, AQ3101 No class 4/20, 5/25 Mon, 3/31-6/9, 9 weeks, $106m/$160nm 11-11:30 am, AQ3200 No class 4/21, 5/26

Tue, 4/1-6/10, 9 weeks, $106m/$160nm 11-11:30 am, AQ3300 No class 4/15, 4/22

Post-Toddler Water Class Instructor: Syndi Garay

For graduates of our infant & toddler classes. Call x237 for placement. Ages 3-3½ years. Tue, 4/1-6/10, 9 weeks, $106m/$160nm 11:30 am-12 pm, AQ3301 No class 4/15, 4/22

Private Swim Lessons for Children (half-hour)

Call x270 to arrange convenient time. $38m/$55nm

Youth and Teen

The JCC Aquatics Program is based on the principles established by the American Red Cross: Each skill builds on vital skills mastered in previous levels. We separate swimmers by ability so the children can learn in a relaxed, non-competitive environment. Schedule may change to accommodate demand. For placement questions: Amy Kemler, x270.

Level 1 Swim Lessons

Water exploration for a child who needs assistance in the water (device or instructor). Must be completely independent for at least 10 feet to move into level 2. Ages 31/2 +. Sun, 3/30-6/8, 9 weeks, $106m/$160nm 11:30 am-12:00 pm, AQ3102 12:00-12:30 pm, AQ3103 12:30-1 pm, AQ3104 No class 4/20, 5/25 Tue, 4/1-6/10, 9 weeks, $106m/$160nm 3:45-4:15 pm, AQ3302 4:15-4:45 pm, AQ3303 4:45-5:15 pm, AQ3304 No class 4/15, 4/22 Thu, 4/3-6/12, 9 weeks, $106m/$160nm 3:45-4:15 pm, AQ3500 4:15-4:45 pm, AQ3501 4:45-5:15 pm, AQ3502 No class 4/17, 6/5

Level 2 Swim Lessons

Learn the crawl stroke. Completely independent swimmers only. Must complete at least half lap of crawl stroke to move to level 3. Ages 31/2+. Sun, 3/30-6/8, 9 weeks, $106m/$160nm 12-12:30 pm, AQ3106 12:30-1 pm, AQ3107 1-1:30 pm, AQ3108 No class 4/20, 5/25 Tue, 4/1-6/3, 9 weeks, $106m/$160nm 3:45-4:15 pm, AQ3305 4:15-4:45 pm, AQ3306 4:45-5:15 pm, AQ3307 No class 4/15, 4/22 Thu, 4/3-5/29, 8 weeks, $106m/$160nm 3:45-4:15 pm, AQ3503 4:15-4:45 pm, AQ3504 4:45-5:15 pm, AQ3505 No class 4/17, 6/5


Level 3 + Swim Lessons

Must have completed level 2. Learn elementary backstroke and treading water. Must do full lap of complete crawl stroke, elementary back stroke and back stroke to enter level 4. Ages 5+. Sun, 3/30-6/8, 9 weeks, $106m/$160nm 12-12:30 pm, AQ3109 No class 4/20, 5/25 Tue, 4/1-6/10, 9 weeks, $106m/$160nm 4:15-4:45 pm, AQ3308 No class 4/15, 4/22 Thu, 4/3-6/12, 9 weeks, $106m/$160nm 4:45-5:15 pm, AQ3506 No class 4/17, 6/5

Blue Marlins Swim Team Head Coach: Mike Solati

Spring Season. March 31 through June. More: Michael Solati,

Adult Water Aerobics

Instructors: Deb Forselius, Sheila Schrier

Resistance movements and aerobic activity in the water! Ongoing. 45 minutes. Free to JCC members. Mon, 9:00 am, Yoga/Tai Chi Style, with Deb Forselius Mon, 4:30 pm, Tabata/Latino Style, with Deb Forselius Tue, 9:00 am, Water Aerobics, with Sheila Schrier Wed, 9:00 am, Combo shallow/deep, with Deb Forselius Wed, 5:00 pm, Combo shallow/deep, with Deb Forselius Thu, 9:00 am, Water Aerobics, with Sheila Schrier Fri, 9:00 am, Tabata/Latino Style, with Deb Forselius

Aquatic Therapy Training Instructor: Deb Forselius

Ideal for pre- and post-surgical patients and those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, prenatal, orthopedic, and back pain. More: Deb Forselius, x257

JCC Aqua Care

Instructor: Deb Forselius

Small group setting. Utilizing resistance movements, balance, strength and conditioning. Class will be modified based on ability and needs. More: Amy, x270 Tue & Thu, 10-10:45 am, 4/29-7/10, $220m/$330nm, AQ3350


early childhood infant-age 5 Little Scientists Instructor: Little Scientists, Inc.

An interactive preschool science program featuring hands-on learning. Explore the magic of the ocean, bubbles, volcanoes, and more. Ages 3½-5. No class 4/21, 5/26 Mon, 1-1:45 pm, 4/7-6/9, 8 weeks, $185m/$210nm, EC3200

New! Pre-school Tumbling Instructor: Jen Budzinsky


Pee Wee Sports Instuctors: Debra Kirschner and Syndi Garay

Introduction to a variety of sports like basketball, volleyball, soccer, and T-ball. Includes recreational activities like bean bag games and parachute play to develop hand-eye coordination and flexibility. Ages 3½-5. Gym. No class 4/16, 6/4 Wed, 1-1:45 pm, 4/2-6/11, 9 weeks, $126m/$188nm, PE3400

This is a beginner class that will teach the basic fundamentals of tumbling. Students will work on basic progressions: forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands, handstand drills, cartwheels and round offs. Ages 3-4.

Tiny Tots Tennis

Tue, 1:15-2 pm, 4/1-6/3,$88m/$110nm, FM3300 No class 4/15, 4/22

Thu, 1-1:30 pm, 4/3-6/12, 9 weeks, $126m/$188nm, PE3510

Instuctors: Debra Kirschner and Syndi Garay

Introduction to tennis for children, emphasizing fun. Ages 3½-5. No class 4/17, 6/5 Thu, 1:40-2:10 pm, 4/3-6/12, 9 weeks, $126m/$188nm, PE3511

Krazy Kool LEGO® Instructor: Nichole Wells

Does your child love LEGO®s? Come build and explore! Working in groups, we will build exciting creations like movie theaters and carnivals and beaches while emphasizing teamwork, negotiating skills, public speaking, effective communication, and sharing. Boys and girls are welcome to join the Krazy Kool fun! Ages 4-6. Mon, 4-5 pm, 3/31-6/2, $140m/$160nm, FM3200 No class 4/14, 4/21, 5/26

Free Jewish books for children six months to eight years of age. PJ Library is a Jewish Family Engagement program implemented on a local level throughout North America. PJ mails free, high-quality Jewish children’s literature and music to families across the continent on a monthly basis.

To enroll: > children > PJ Library

Free Hebrew books Implemented on a local level throughout the United States, Sifriyat Pijama B’America (SP-BA), is a Hebrew-based Jewish literacy and family engagement program inspired by PJ Library and Sifriyat Pijama, our free children’s book program in Israel.

To enroll: online-registration 8

Young Families New! On the Road with LJ

Keep your eyes peeled for LJ Ross of PJ Library coming to a location near you! “Play, Learn & Grow” with a surprise book, sing alongs and crafts. Monthly program. Ages 3-8 years old with caregiver. Thu, 4 pm, 3/6, Free 1st location: Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St., New Haven Check for dates and more locations at

LJ on the Shoreline

LJ is coming! Join LJ Ross of PJ Library to “Play, Learn & Grow” to a surprise PJ book! Monthly program. Ages 3-5 years old with caregiver. Thu, 3:30-5:30 pm, 3/13, Free 1st location: Lighthouse Square, 705 Boston Post Rd., Guilford Check for dates and more locations at

Mothers Circle

Sponsored by the Jewish Outreach Institute, Mothers Circle provides the support and resources to help you raise your Jewish children if you weren’t raised Jewish yourself. Join facilitator, mother and life coach, Jade Maoz on this beautiful and important journey. More: Laura LJ Ross, x317,

Bagels and Books

“Play, Learn & Grow”... in your pajamas! Bagels and Books is a once-a-month program that provides a FREE Bagel Brunch, sing alongs, storytime and craft. Appropriate for ages 3-5 years old with a caregiver. Registration required: Laura LJ Ross (203) 387-2424 x 317, Sun, 10:30-11:15 am, JCC, 3/9, 6/8, 7/13, Free

Purim Pastry Pairing at Edge of the Woods!

JCC of Greater New Haven and Edge of the Woods come together to bring you Purim Pastry Pairing! Sample a variety of smoothies and hamantaschen, and enter our raffle to win festive goodies! All ages. Fri, 2 pm, 3/14, Free Location: Edge of the Woods, 379 Whalley Ave., New Haven

New! Shabbat Friends Cooking Series!

This once-a-month program provides a child-friendly space to ring in Shabbat in a format that captivates and encourages exploration through cooking. Ages 3-5 years old with caregiver. Fri, 1- 2 pm, 4/11, 5/9, 6/13, Free

Matzo Factory

Participate in this delicious hands-on activity, where the Passover story comes to life through the creation of your very own matzo! Nosh on your matzo while you enjoy a storytime and then personalize your own Passover book! Ages 3-8 years old with caregiver. Registration required: Laura LJ Ross (203) 387-2424 x 317, Sun, 2-4 pm, 4/6, $5/child

Matzo in the Aisles at Elm City Market

JCC of Greater New Haven and Elm City Market join forces to bring you Matzo in the Aisles! Learn more about the holiday through various engaging materials and games all while you do your afternoon shopping! Enjoy JCC cooking demonstrations and Elm City’s sale on all kosher for Passover foods! All ages. Thu., 5:30-7 pm, 4/10, Free

Fun Field Day and Cookout JCC Day Camp!

Participate in outdoor games and activities, s’mores by the fire, and more at JCC Day Camp! Ages 5-8 years old with caregiver. Registration required: Laura LJ Ross (203) 387-2424 x 317, Sun, 2-4 pm, 5/25, $5/child


Yeladim Early Learning Center of the

JCC offers quality programs in a supportive, nurturing environment that promotes the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of young children. Our curriculum encourages experimentation, problem solving, logical thinking and cooperative learning. We strive to help our children develop social skills and a positive self-concept.

Babysitting at the JCC Family Center The JCC Family Center provides a clean, safe and fun space for your child to play while you enjoy some time to yourself at the JCC. The babysitting room has equipment for children of various ages and stages. Caring and attentive babysitters will engage your children in age appropriate activities. More: Alison Lurie, x313,

Yeladim is fully licensed by the State of Connecticut. Yeladim accepts children into the program regardless of religion, race or ethnic origin. Financial aid available. More: visit or call Lynn Bullard, (203) 397-7415.


Infant-Toddler and Pre-School Programs

Babysitting 3 months to 6 years old.

• Child-centered, developmentally-based programs

BEST VALUE! Unlimited Babysitting pass $50/mo, $25 sibling

A 12-month program for ages 3 months to 5 years. Hours: Monday-Friday from 7:30 am-5:30 pm. Choose three to five full days. Part-day options available for pre-schoolers .

Mon-Fri: 8:45 am-1 pm Tues/Thurs: 5-7 pm (extended hours during Largest Loser) Sat-Sun: 8:45-11:45 am Parents must remain in the JCC building. Members only. 1 child $5/hour 2 siblings $8/hour 3 siblings $10/hour

• Dynamic learning environment • Excellent teacher-child ratio • Experienced staff with early childhood background • Swim program for 4 year olds

JCC Kindergarten

Serving children from 4 1/2 - 5 1/2 years old. Hours: 7:30 am-5:30 pm. Five full-day or half-day (9 am-1 pm) options available. • Combined whole-language/phonics approach to literacy • Integrated curriculum including math, science, social studies, literacy and creative arts • Weekly swim and yoga programs • Additional enrichment programs available • Excellent teacher-child ratio • Head teacher honored by the CT. Assoc. for the Education of Young Children as “Teacher of the Year”

JCC Kindergarten Information Night Thursday, March 20 • 7-8 pm JCC, Beckerman/Lender Building 360 Amity Rd., Woodbridge

RSVP: Lynn Bullard, (203) 397-7415


youth ages 5-13 Enrichment Classes

Neighborhood Music School (NMS)

New Haven’s prestigious downtown music school offers private music instruction at the JCC. Ages 5 to adult. Tues. - piano, Thur. - violin. Register: (203) 624-5189

JDP Racquetball for Youth and Teens Instructor: Syndi Garay

Learn fundamentals and the rules of the game. Placement based on age and ability. Racquetball Courts. Call Syndi Garay, x237 for evaluation. Ages 7-15. Mon-Thu afternoons, 8 weeks, $100m/$150nm

New! Tumbling

Instructor: Jen Budzinsky

Brownie Girl Scouts

Grade 2. Field trips, nature, science, and the arts. Earn participation patches. Fees paid directly to Girl Scouts. More: Alternate Thursdays, 4:15-5 pm

JCC YouthTheatre presents

the Wizard of OZ

Fun for all ages. Tickets $10. More: Alison Lurie, x313, Sun, 5/18, 2 pm

Krazy Kool LEGO® Instructor: Nichole Wells

Does your child love LEGO®s? Come build and explore! Working in groups, we will build exciting creations like movie theaters and carnivals and beaches while emphasizing teamwork, negotiating skills, public speaking, effective communication, and sharing. Boys and girls are welcome to join the Krazy Kool fun! Ages 7-9. Mon, 5:15-6:15 pm, 3/31-6/2, $140m/$160nm, FM3201 No class 4/14, 4/21, 5/26



This is a beginner class that will teach the basic fundamentals of tumbling. Students will work on basic progressions: forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands, handstand drills, cartwheels, and round offs. Ages 4+. Thu, 4-5 pm, 4/3-5/29, 8 weeks, $88m/$110nm, FM3500 No class 4/17


Martial art classes are great way for building self-confidence in a safe and supportive environment.

Beginning Karate Instructors: Glennis Orloff & Ken Buckley

White and orange belt students learn self discipline and physical fitness with other beginning students. Ages 6+. NOTE: Children younger than 6 may be able to participate in our Beginning Karate class upon approval of the instructor. More: Barbara, x250, Thu, 4:30-5:30 pm, 4/3-5/22, 7 weeks, $98m/$147nm, PE3501 No class 4/17

Intermediate/Advanced Karate Instructors: Glennis Orloff & Ken Buckley

Blue through black belts learn more advanced techniques and developing their sparring skills while continuing to build their physical fitness. Thu, 5:30-6:30 pm, 4/3-5/22, 7 weeks, $98m/$147nm, PE3502 No class 4/17




Athletic, Muscular, PH(f)itness, Training for teens Youth Trainer: Alex LaGase BS Health Science & Physical Education

Age appropriate Boot Camp workouts one-on-one or in small groups to address core, flexibility, injury prevention, muscular endurance, and strength. More: Jess, x266.

JCC AfterSchool

Junior High School Basketball

Grades K-8 • School dismissal through 6 pm

In-house intramural league. Grades 7, 8, 9. More: Allan Greenberg, x252.

The JCC AfterSchool Program offers a kaleidoscope of creative, fun, stimulating activities.

JDP Racquetball for Youth and Teen

We offer licensed quality care for children in grades K-8 with transportation provided from more than 15 area schools. In the JCC AfterSchool Program we celebrate various Jewish holidays and customs through arts & crafts, singing and games.

Sun, 10 am-12 pm, 4/6-5/18, $40m/$80nm, PE3100 Instructor: Syndi Garay

Learn fundamentals and the rules of the game. Placement based on age and ability. Racquetball Courts. Call Syndi Garay, x237 for evaluation. Ages 7-15. Mon-Thu afternoons, 8 weeks, $100m/$150nm

We offer a kosher snack, swimming (Wednesday and Friday), arts and crafts, gym, cooking, supervised homework time, and more. The AfterSchool program will also bring your child to and from any JCC enrichment class that they sign up for.


The JCC also offers a quality, licensed program for Bethany Community School students. Kids Klub, designed for and located at the Bethany Community School, includes before and after school care.

Boys & Girls,Thu, 7-9 pm, JCC

Join other teens for educational programming, community services, leadership training, and exploring your Jewish identity. More: Josh Cohen, (203) 389-2127,

Vacation Program • 9am-4pm

The JCC provides care during most school vacations. Children grades K-8 participate in fun, specially-programmed events such as ceramics, arts and crafts, concerts, and more. Swim, gym and playscape included. The JCC Vacation Program runs 9 am-4 pm, extended care is available from 7-9 am and 4-6 pm for an additional $10m/nm ($6 Afterschool/Kids Klub) per time slot. Mon 4/14 April Vacation 4 pm closing. No pm care available this day. Wed-Fri 4/16-18 April Vacation More: Kari, (203) 387-2522 x236,


adults ages15+ Enrichment

Intro to Ballroom Dancing Instructors: Bob & Bernice Linsky

JCC Theaterworks presents

Thu, 7:30-9 pm, 4/3-5/8, $75m/$85nm (per couple), AD3550

I’m Not Like You. Orthodox Jews aren’t gay. Or HIVpositive. Or alcoholic. Except when they are. A staged reading of a play by Itta Chana Englander. Followed by a talkback with AIDS Project New Haven. More: DeDe Jacobs-Komisar, x300,

Intermediate Ballroom Dancing

Thu., 3/27, 8 pm, Suggested donation $5 Yale Slifka Center for Jewish Life, 80 Wall St., New Haven.

Intro to Foxtrot, Swing and Merengue with experienced instructors, Bob and Bernice Linsky. Relaxed atmosphere. Sign up with a friend or partner. 6 weeks.

Instructors: Bob & Bernice Linsky

Improve your skills! Fox Trot and Samba! Not for beginners. Sign up with a friend or partner. 8 weeks. No class 4/14, 4/21, 5/26 Mon, 7:30-9 pm, 3/31-6/9, $80m/$100nm (per couple), AD3250

Arts for the Center

Joan Jacobson Zamore, “The Colors of Israel” Join us March 30 – Meet the artist and hear the stories behind the work. Free and open to the public. More: DeDe Jacobs-Komisar, x300,

Conversational Spanish - Intermediate/Advanced

Reception: 3/30, 4 pm. Gallery Exhibit: 3/18-6/13.

Instructor: Jill Savitt, M.A.

Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Have fun and make new friends while speaking another language! More: Barbara x250 No class 4/13, 4/20, 5/25 Mon, 6:30- 8 pm, 3/10-6/2, $160m/$180nm, AD3250

Topics in Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) Instructor: Rabbi Benjamin Scolnic, Ph.D.

Study and discuss interesting and difficult portions of the Bible. Must pre-register, Ruth x310. Mon, 12-1 pm, 4/28-8/11, $100m/$125nm, JL3250

Talmud Study Instructor: Ynon Wygoda

In-depth study of the Talmud in the original Hebrew with translation. Some knowledge of Hebrew helpful. Sun, 8:15-9:15 am, Ongoing, JL1150


Cultural Arts

The famed author and Jewish community activist will discuss her recent book, How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick. Details to follow. Sun 5/4, 10:30 am, JCC Vine Auditorium.

Grill n’ Chill

Barbecue and live music on the JCC terrace. Food available for purchase, kosher catering provided by Abel. More: DeDe Jacobs-Komisar, x300, Musical acts to be announced. Wed, 6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6, 5-8 pm, Free

Beckerman Lecture Series: Food for Thought

Thanks to the generosity of the Beckerman family, the JCC’s annual spring lecture series, formerly known as Perspectives, will return this year revamped and renamed. Targeted at information-seekers and life-long learners of all ages, the Beckerman Lecture Series will feature significant presenters on contemporary topics. This year’s April-June series, entitled Food for Thought, will explore the history, art and conscience of cuisine.

April 3, Mark Russ Federman of New York’s iconic Russ and Daughters will host a smoked fish and vodka tasting followed by a multimedia presentation of his recent book, Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes from the House That Herring Built. May 1, world-renowned chef Jacques Pepin will appear in conversation with WNPR’s Faith Middleton, host of “The Food Schmooze,” Pepin, a Dean at the French Culinary Institute and creator of more than 20 cookbooks and 11 cooking shows, will discuss his life in and out of the kitchen. Prior to the lecture, participants will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres based on Pepin’s classic recipes. June 12 Join a discussion on the ethics of the food industry with entrepreneurs Barry Nalebuff, co-founder of Honest Tea, and Tom Scott, co-founder of Nantucket Nectars. Nalebuff and Scott will explore what goes into building a successful food business with a conscience. Local, organic desserts and cocktails will be served.

All events begin at 5:30 pm. JCC Vine Auditorium. $25/ms, $30nm. Kosher catering will be provided by Abel Catering. More: DeDe Jacobs-Komisar, x300,



Enjoy the benefits of being a JCC member

Spa Add-On • $33/Month

Membership Rates Adult 30+ Couple Family* Single Parent** Young Adult 13-25 Senior 65+ Senior Couple

$44/mo. $71/mo. $79/mo. $53/mo. $27/mo. $41/mo. $62/mo.

*Family - Couples living together as life partners with children up to age 18 must show valid I.D. **Single Parent- is someone who is legally separated or divorced and maintaining separate households, and their children up to age 18

JCC membership is a prerequisite –not available to supporting members.

Sauna • Whirlpool • Steam room Spacious TV lounge Private locker rooms Personal locker Bathing suit dryers Hanging space for bathrobes

Friends of the Center Membership

Fitness Center • Unlimited Group Exercise including Zumba and Spinning • Swimming Pool water workout classes • Racquetball Basketball Courts • General Locker Rooms Members Only Programs • Program Discounts Discounted tickets to cultural events • Discounts at Local Vendors Adult $200/year Senior Assoc. $90/year Senior Assoc. Couple $150 year discount on social and cultural programs only. Does not include Health and Fitness.

Guests are welcome and must be accompanied by a JCC member. Contact the control desk or membership office for passes. Any individual may have guest privileges up to three times within a year. Fees: Youth (3-12) / $5 • Individual / $10 • Family / $20 • Adult Spa / $15


JCC of Greater New Haven Membership Application Member 1

Member 2

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Male  Female * Birthdate:

Marital Status:

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Single  Married  Separated  Divorced

Male  Female * Birthdate:

Marital Status:

Widowed  Life Partners

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Single  Married  Separated  Divorced Widowed  Life Partners

*Home Address:_____________________________________________________

*Home Address:_____________________________________________________

*City_ ______________________________ State___________ Zip___________

*City_ ______________________________ State___________ Zip___________

*Home Telephone:__________________________ Cell:______________________

*Home Telephone:__________________________ Cell:______________________

Emergency Contact_ _________________________________________________

Emergency Contact_ _________________________________________________

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Occupation:_ _______________________________________________________

Occupation:_ _______________________________________________________

Business Telephone: ( )_ _________________________________________

Business Telephone: ( )_ _________________________________________

Optional: (Information for statistical purposes only)

Optional: (Information for statistical purposes only)

Religion:  Other  Jewish Synagogue:_ ___________________________

Religion:  Other  Jewish Synagogue:_ ___________________________

Referred by: Name___________________________________________________

Referred by: Name___________________________________________________

*Required Fields

Family Membership Children (Up to age 18 or 22 if full-time student. Valid student I.D. required.) First Name

Initial Last Name

(M/F) Birthdate (M/D/Y) Religious Affiliation

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e-mail ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________

How did you hear about the JCC? Direct Mail

E-mail Former Member Friend/Family Shalom New Haven Medical Referral Radio TV Newspaper Website Other______________________________________________________________

Electronic Fund Transfer Agreement

This agreement is to authorize the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven to deduct my membership fees directly from the credit card or bank account listed below on the first of each Month. My bank statement will serve as receipt for the payment. Should any pre-authorized payment not be honored by the bank or credit card company, it is understood that the payment has not been made and I am responsible for making the payment directly to the JCC.

Checking/Savings Account Information Name on Account:__________________________________________________ _ Full Name of Bank___________________________________________ NSA Routing Number_ ______________________________________________ _ Monthly Amt. $______________________________________________ Account Number___________________________________________________ _

Credit Card Information Card Holder’s Name:__________________________________________________ Monthly Amount $_________________________________________ r Amex r Discover r MC r Visa 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Acct. #__________________________________________________________

Exp. Date_ _________________

Payment by electronic funds transfer or a credit card payment is a continuous membership plan. I understand that my membership will remain ongoing unless I give the JCC 30 days written notice. The JCC may at its discretion adjust the monthly rate it charges for my membership. I understand that I will receive notice prior to any changes. Should an EFT payment not be honored by my bank for any reason, I understand that I will submit payment by check or credit card within 30 days and add to it a $30 service charge. I understand that after three unpaid EFT or credit card payments, the JCC will immediately terminate my JCC privileges until I have brought all unpaid balances up to date. Any balance resulting from failure to fulfill a payment may be subject to interest charges.

I understand my membership is not transferable. I understand the JCC is not responsible for any injuries I may receive on the JCC premises. I give permission for photographs and video taken for the JCC to be used in publications and publicity. I understand I must carry and present a JCC ID when using some JCC facilities. I am aware that facility hours are subject to change without notice. Applicant’s Signature ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Date______________________________________________________ *Co-Applicant’s Signature_____________________________________________________________________________________________ Date _ ____________________________________________________ *Parent Signature required for children under 18 years of age.


Main Number: (203) 387-2522 Membership: (203) 387-2522 x223 Fax: (203) 387-1818 e-mail:

Transportation The CT Transit B/JCC/Whalley Avenue bus makes 18 stops at the JCC, For details, call (203) 624-0151.

website: Location

No one is denied the opportunity to apply for JCC membership because of inability to pay. To ask about financial aid, contact our membership office at (203) 387-2522 x223.

Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525 (203) 387-2522 • fax (203) 387-1818 • email:


Take exit 59 off the Merritt Parkway (Rte 15). At end of ramp, turn left onto Rte 69. Take first left (at light) onto Lucy St. At light, take right onto Amity Rd. Go to 2nd light. Turn left into JCC Campus.

Refund Policy

Fees for classes that we cancel due to inadequate enrollment will be refunded in full. We try to provide make-up classes for cancelled sessions. No refunds or credits for missed classes.


The JCC building and pool are wheelchair accessible.

Inclement Weather

Call (203) 387-2522 or tune to WTNH Channel 8 for information on closings. For safety, the pool will close temporarily if an electrical storm is directly overhead.

Kashrut Policy

All food served at or brought into the JCC must be strictly kosher.


Guests are welcome and must be accompanied by a JCC member. Contact the Membership Office for passes and prices. x223 Babysitting The JCC offers drop-in babysitting for children 3 Months-6 years old. You must be onsite to use this service. Call x227 for hours and fees.

Jewish Community Library

Books, DVDs, CDs, and periodicals on Jewish subjects for adults and children of all ages. Open to the entire community. Call x330 for seasonal hours.


Financial Assistance

Volunteer Opportunities Volunteers play a key role at the JCC. If you would like to join one of our committees, please call Shelley at (203) 387-2522 x206. JCC Board of Directors Bob Felice, President Marc Wortman, Vice President Paul Portnoy, Treasurer Steve Miller, Past President Board Members: Fred Ginsberg Suzanne Santos Jessica Halprin Betsy Schulman Randy Harrison David Sirowich Sharon Hasbani Jeffrey Sklarz Scott Hurwitz Alyson Tischler Julie Katz Rebecca Tishkoff John Lichtman Judi Young Sherry Rothman Camp Lay Chair: Sherry Rothman Advises on policies and plans programs. Fitness Lay Chair: Bob Felice Addresses issues pertaining to the fitness room, health and physical education areas. Cultural Arts Lay Chair: Doron Ben-Atar Planning and strategizing for arts and culture. Yeladim Parent/Teacher Committee Fundraising Lay Chair: Marty Halprin Social Lay Chair: Shana Ross Teacher Representative: Elizabeth Manzi Goals are family events and fundraising. Yom Hashoah Lay Chair: Harry Rosenberg Plans Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration and educational opportunities.

registration Registration begins 3/10.


Most classes are available for online registration. Follow the instructions on our website

By Mail or Fax

Mail registration and payment to JCC of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Rd., Woodbridge, CT 06525 or Fax registration with credit card information to (203) 387-1818

In Person

Registrar’s Office, 9:30 am-3:30 pm or drop off with payment at the Reception Desk. Pay by cash, checks, Visa, MC, AMEX, and Discover. Full or secured payment required at time of registration. Non-member registration begins 3/13 (non-member registration received before 3/13 will be placed on waiting list)  JCC member*

 Non-member

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Signature_________________________________________ Date _______________ Total Due_ ______________ *To be eligible for a member fee, your membership must be current throughout the duration of the class.


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