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Hours Saturday & Sunday 8am – 8pm Monday – Thursday 5am – 9:30pm Friday 5am – 5:30pm


Member Profile


JCC Spring Highlights


Simply Rochester

Holiday Hours

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Independence Day Wednesday, July 4 7am – 1:30pm


Labor Day Monday, September 3 7am – 1:30pm


Adult Programs


Senior Adults Living & Thriving

Locker Rooms & Spas close 30 minutes later.


Restoring Your Health


Cultural Arts

Please Note: Harvest Eatery will be closed May 20 & 21 for the Jewish holiday of Shavuot.

Children & Families

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Look what’s coming up...

JCC Leadership Executive Director Arnie Sohinki Chief Operating Officer Shelly Widlansky Chief Financial Officer Mary Russo Director of Philanthropy Debra Walker Director of Human Resources Christine O’Rourke Publication Design: Simone Kelly


Board of Governors Matt Ryen, Chair* Patricia Chadwick* Linda Cornell Weinstein* Ilene Flaum Deborah Goldman William Goldstein* Stanley Gordon* David M. Gray* Howard Grossman* Robert Gutkin Lawrence Halpern* Judith Kaplan* Arthur Kaufman Laurence Kessler* Barbara Lane Marshall Lesser* John F. Liebschutz* Howard Mills Jeremy Wolk* * Past President


Officers Valerie Alhart Rabbi Adam Aranov Bernard Birnbaum Judith Blaustein Harold Bobry Jonathan Broder Laurence Kessler Caroline Korn Steve Levitsky Ben Levy Dawn Lipson Jacob Moalem Emily Rittenberg Susan Sagan Levitan Seth Silver Martin Spokony Michael Stock Josh Weinstein Jocelyn Wolff


JCC Board of Directors President Richard Gray Vice Presidents Daniel Goldstein Loren Flaum Justin Goldman Karen Menachof Secretary Staci Henning Treasurer Howard Cohen

Red Cross Babysitting Course Session 1: June 25 & 26, 4-8pm (Must attend both Monday & Tuesday) Session 2: Saturday, July 14, 9-4:30pm Session 3: Saturday, August 11, 9-4:30pm Ages 11+ Learn the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly provide care for children and infants. Recommended for children aged 11-15. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills, learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave. Students will also learn about basic child care and basic first aid. For more information about aquatics programs, contact Rob West. $90/session Member: $70/session

Sunday Splash with PJ Library! Sundays, July 1 & 15, August 5 & 19 (weather permitting), 10-11am Ages 0-5/JCC Splash Pool Start your Sunday mornings with a Splash! Join PJ Library and the JCC on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of July and August for a casual play date with swim time, music, stories, and a snack. Please note: Parents are required to stay with their children during this program. Don’t forget your swimmie diapers, bathing suits, towels, and sunscreen! For more information, contact Biffy Borg. $5 Free to JCC Members

Bingo & Banana Splits! Monday, July 16, 1pm Join us for a fun time of playing bingo, fabulous prizes and a make your own sundae bar. Registration is required. For more information, contact Carrie Dengler. $5/ per bingo card


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HOURS Monday - Thursday 7am - 7pm Friday 7am - 5pm

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Saturday Closed Sunday 10am - 7pm



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Rita Mannelli 1. Where do you currently reside? Almost two years ago we moved from Chicago to the Rochester Area. We’ve settled in Brighton, in the Meadowbrook neighborhood.

2. Tell us a little about your family? It was Chris’ job as the Executive Director of Geva Theatre Center that brought us to Rochester. I’m am now the Executive Director of the Nazareth College Arts Center and our children are Noah (7) and Sonia (4).

3. How long have you been a JCC Member? We joined the JCC almost immediately upon our arrival here in town, so since July 2016.

4. Whats your favorite thing about the JCC? There are so many things that we love! As a family we love all the pools (including the one at Markus Park); the kids love PlayGym and the In Zone; we adore all the teachers and staff at the Wolk Center and Gesher; and Noah has loved his time at Camp Sisol the past two summers. Sonia is thrilled to be joining her brother and her friends from the Wolk Center at Camp Sisol this summer!

5. Rita, you are a swimmer. How many laps do you think you’ve swam at the JCC pool? I joined the masters swim team immediately after joining the JCC. (We swim Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6:30am - 7:45am...join us!!) We average 2300 - 2500 yards each practice, so that’s ~18,400 yards a month, since July 2016, which comes to ~404,800 yards. That calculates to approximately 230 miles or 8,100 laps in the pool!

6. What makes being part of the JCC community an important part of your life? The majority of our friends here in Rochester have been made through the JCC. Moving to a new city without family or friends is challenging. The welcoming people here at the JCC have made the transition easy for all of us. I love to see the kids shout out to their friends they see at the pool or when Chris or I run into friends while in the fitness center.

7. What do you do for fun as a family during the summer? When we’re not traveling to see our families, we love to head to Markus Park to swim in the outdoor pool on the weekends. We also love to go to different parks and playgrounds around town. We grill out, garden and celebrate both of the kids’ birthdays!

8. What does your typical family dinner look like? Weeknights - We try to plan ahead and have some quick and easy meals that I can put together after we pick the kids up from Wolk and Gesher...some favorites lately are miso soup, veggie stir fry and “Noah’s Favorite” chicken and rice! Weekends - Chris takes over as the chef, making more elaborate meals...Steak Sunday is a family favorite! Chris makes an awesome steak!

9. What is your favorite program or service you’ve attended since you became membersas a family or individual? Our favorite program most recently was the Indoor Triathlon. It was great because both Chris and I were able to compete while Sonia went to PlayGym and Noah was in the In Zone. Chris and I rarely get to do races together so it was such fun to be able to do that together! jccrochester.org

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D I N N E R 5:30-6:15PM C O N C E R T 6:30-7:30PM


Join PJ Library and the Louis S. Wolk JCC for a delicious Kosher pasta dinner - and then have some fun getting your sillies out dancing to Mister G! Mister G is a LATIN GRAMMY AWARD WINNER and a PJ Library highlighted musician bringing original, multicultural songs to families across the globe.



C O N T A C T Biffy Borg: bborg@jewishrochester.org or (585) 241.8651

Do you love being a JCC Member? TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND GET $100!

When you refer a new, continuous member to join we’ll give you a $100 gift certificate to use towards your membership or any JCC program or service. Promotion applies to continuous memberships only. Special offer available with qualifying referral. Offer not applicable to Silver&Fit®, SilverSneakers®, Optum® Fitness, Healthways Prime, and 3-month memberships. For more information, stop by the Main Desk or contact Craig Pearlberg at ext. 288 or cpearlberg@jccrochester.org.


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Highlights 1. Men’s Over 30 Winter Basketball League Co-Champs 2. Songs of Tribute Concert with Maria Sebastian 3. Community Kids Tribute to Israel at 70 Mural 4. Senior Adults Living & Thriving program 5. David Bromberg Quintet Concert 6. SUP Yoga







A World Premiere Public Performance

A New Play by Wendy Kout | Directed by Sandi Henschel Inspired by the Words and Lives of Rochester Holocaust Survivors

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 7pm A Talk-Back with Playwright Wendy Kout and production team will follow.

$18 Reserved Seating $118 Patron Seating Includes Pre-Show Meet & Greet Reception with the Playwright

Donations appreciated. Ask about underwriting opportunities. Proceeds will support the further development of Survivors and CenterStage/TYKEs Theatre education outreach initiatives. Recommended for ages 13 to adult.

Crafted from the actual words and experiences of ten Rochester-based Holocaust survivors, CenterStage Theatre and the Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester commissioned this new play to put a human face on this important time in history. A cautionary tale on the risks of normalized hate, this play ensures that the voices of Rochester survivors will never be silenced. Survivors weaves the shocking and inspirational stories of Eva Abrams, Erich Arndt, Arthur Herz, Ellen Lewinsky, Rosemarie Molser, Henry Silberstern, Helen Przysuskier, Evie Schuerman, Kurt Weinbach and Carl Voldman. The play will be presented at the JCC before launching an area-wide tour to schools and community groups. The production team of Survivors would like to sincerely thank CHAI (Center for Holocaust Awareness and Information) and the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester, The Alliance for Jewish Theatre, Skylight Theatre (Los Angeles), Bonnie Abrams and Barbara Appelbaum. We would like to especially thank all the survivors and their families for sharing their stories.

CenterStage Theatre is a program of the Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester 1200 Edgewood Avenue | Rochester, NY 14618 jccrochester.org

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SIMPLY ROCHESTER A Motivational Message by Judy Blaustein, JCC Member

1975-The year in which my young family came to stay in Rochester. Our daughter was six, our son four. So we were theoretically New York City kids, having grown up in Queens, NY and having experienced the richness of NY City theater, art, and a hectic and vibrant life in the city that never sleeps. Then everything changed. The very first snowy morning, as we were listening to the news, we were told that traffic would be a bit heavy; so we better leave at least five minutes earlier than usual. In NY city, we would have been told to leave at least an hour earlier. What an eye opener. When people in Rochester complain about the traffic, I still envision standing still on the Long Island Expressway, trying to get to work. And when I go back to visit my relatives, I am never prepared for the inevitable jam packed traffic on I-95. There might be some advantages to living in Rochester, a city where you can see a wonderful musical performance, and then travel home (which takes about 10 minutes, no matter where you live).

The friendliness of the people who live here is always evident. We are a community, and feel that way when we shop at Wegmans and extend our shopping time, due to meeting several people along the way. My cousins from New York City are always amazed that we meet and greet people we know wherever we go in Rochester. When walking into the JCC, that feeling of community is extended once more. If I am feeling a bit down because of the wintry weather, a visit to the J is at once a pick me up. The friendly hellos, the commonality of coming to the J to better our healthy lives is a thread that binds us. After swimming or working out in the gym, I am always aware of the peacefulness that I feel when I leave. The fact that the trip home is a breeze, enables me to focus on my well being.

Rochester is a user friendly city.

There are more advantages to living in Rochester, than just the manageable traffic. Choosing Rochester as a place to raise a family was a great idea. This is a user friendly city. The amount of cultural activities, if one chooses to partake, is endless! The theater has become better and more sophisticated, not to mention our enriching and exciting Jewish Film Festival as well as our ever growing Jewish Book Fesitval. The museums in upstate, albeit not the Met, offer new exhibits, and opportunities to be part of the art world.

My recommendation is to smile, now that most of our wintry weather is over, and look around at the opportunities that Rochester has to offer. This is a community that is closely knit. This is a community that I am proud of, and that cares about families. We care about each other, and volunteer to be part of this community. So, stop and think about the values that we impart as a community. The caring, the interrelationships, the peace of mind that we are in a place that we call home and one that cares about each other. Happy summer!


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PILATES reformer & chair Sign-up for small group classes, semi-private or private session packages. Price is per person. For more information, contact Val Redmond.

Pickleball 101 Core Skills Class Session 1: Tuesdays, June 5-26, 12-1pm Session 2: Tuesdays, July 3-24, 12-1pm Session 3: Tuesdays, August 7-28, 12-1pm Ages 18 +/Gymnasium Focusing on safety, ready position, etiquette, continental grip, player positioning, split and cross stepping, serving, dinking, and game play with point to point analysis for all skill levels. $65 Member: $40

Pickleball 201 Strokes & Strategies Class Session 1: Tuesdays, June 5-26, 12-1pm Session 2: Tuesdays, July 3-24, 12-1pm Session 3: Tuesdays, August 7-28, 12-1pm

Small Group Classes 6-week sessions begin Monday, June 25 $180 Member: $150

Private Session Packages 30 Minute Intro Session $30 Member: $25 1 Session $60 Member: $50 3 Sessions $160 Member: $144 5 Sessions $250 Member: $225 10 Sessions $450 Member: $400

Semi-Private, 2 Person Sessions 1 Session $45 Member: $35 3 Sessions $126 Member: $96 5 Sessions $200 Member: $150 10 Sessions $350 Member: $275

Session 4: Thursdays, June 7-28, 11am-12pm Session 5: Thursdays, July 5-26, 11am-12pm Session 6: Thursdays, August 9-30, 11am-12pm Ages 18 +/Gymnasium Pickleball clinic focusing on strokes-ground, volley, overhead, lob, drive, 3rd shot, dinking, drop shot selection. Lateral moving and partner shadowing. Game play with point to point analysis for all skill levels. $65 Member: $40

Pickleball 301 Kitchen Strategies & Techniques Class Session 1: Thursdays, June 7-28, 11am-12pm Session 2: Thursdays, July 5-26, 11am-12pm Session 3: Thursdays, August 9-30, 11am-12pm Ages 18 +/Gymnasium Pickleball clinic focusing on 3rd shot, working to the kitchen, dinking, blocking, drop shots, when to lob, partner-shadowing, communication, and set up. Game play with point to point analysis for all skill levels $65 Member: $40 For more information, contact Brian Dengler. Instructors: Jenn Murphy and Jackie Ebner


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Tour de Cure Saturday, June 9 The Tour de Cure is a series of fund-raising cycling events held in forty states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association. All team members who raise $200 will receive a team cycling jersey. Join the JCC Rochester team by registering here. For more information, contact Eke Aiono.

Summer Solstice Canal Walk


Sunday, June 24, 12:30pm Join Bev for a casual walk down the canal to celebrate the arrival of summer. Meet at the Main Desk and travel leisurely down the canal to Schoen Place, where we will stop for ice cream and then walk back. Please bring water to stay hydrated. Dress appropriately and use sunscreen as needed. For more information, contact Val Redmond. Free

Adult Ballet Class July 9-August 27 (No class July 30 & August 20) Mondays, 5:45-7:15pm Ages 14+/Dance Studio Increase your strength and flexibility through dance in a casual and fun atmosphere. This 6-week, 90-minute ballet class includes barre and center work including jumping and traveling combinations. Previous ballet/ dance experience is helpful but not required. Instructor: Kathy Kenez For more information, contact Val Redmond. $90 Member: $60


Coed Wallyball League Wednesdays, July 11-August 29, 6:15-9:30pm Ages 16 +/Racquetball Court 1 If you enjoy volleyball, then WallyBall is calling your name! The walls of the court keep the ball in play longer. This 4 v 4 league must have both a female and male player on the court at all times. Teams officiate their own games with honest fair play and have a staff member sign the score sheets. All teams make the playoffs and awards are given at the end of the season. For more information, contact Rachel Maxon. $50/team Member: $25/team (must have at least 3 members for member rate)

Tennis Development Entry Level Wednesdays, July 11-August 15, 7-8:30pm Adult 18+ JCC Tennis Courts Learn basic stroke development with plenty of game play time. (Racquets will be provided if necessary.) Instructor: Empire Tennis Academy For more information, contact Carolyn Whitbeck. $80 Member: $50

Combat & Fitness Davidic Line Krav Maga Mondays, 6-6:50pm & 7-7:50pm Auditorium B Krav Maga (Hebrew for contact combat) is the official training of the Israel Defense Forces. Join us for a free class to observe or participate. No experience necessary. Instructor: Ron Finsteun For more information, contact Val Redmond. Multi-pass $85/5 classes Member: $65/5 classes Must be used within six months.

Summer Group X Challenge! July 1-August 31

Win a sizzling summer challenge t-shirt by collecting stickers in each Group Fitness class. Some classes will have double stickers. Register now at the Main Desk by June 22. For more information, contact Val Redmond. Free for JCC members

International Folk Dancing

Israeli Dance for Everyone

Mondays, 8-10pm Dance Studio Improve your muscle strength, coordination and stamina with music from every corner of the globe. Line dancing, couples dancing (no partner needed), circle dances and more will be taught by local experts. For more information, contact Carrie Dengler. $8 Member: $7

Sundays 6:30-7pm: Beginner Lessons 7-9pm: Open Dancing & Instruction Dance Studio No registration required. Just drop in and dance! Instructor: Max Steiner For more information, contact Joy Getnick. $6 Member: Free


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SPECIALIZED FITNESS Parkinson’s Disease Stretching the Limits

Boxing for Parkinson’s Disease

An 8-week group exercise class for individuals with varying stages of Parkinson’s disease.

Fridays, June 1-July 6, 12pm TRX Studio This program gives people with Parkinson’s disease improved quality of life through a boxing fitness program. Participants are conditioned for agility, speed and muscular endurance. The purpose is to improve hand-eye coordination, footwork and overall strength to defend against the disease. Instructor: Michael Carson PT, World Champion Kickboxing. For more information, contact Val Redmond. $102 Member: $72

• Improve flexibility of the lower back and hip flexors, posture and balance. • Increase body awareness. • Build strength and flexibility to get up from a chair or the floor. Functional exercises are included. Join anytime during the session upon completing an evaluation. For more information or to schedule an evaluation, contact Val Redmond.

Stretching the Limits – Level III Tuesdays & Thursdays June 26-August 22, 3:30-4:30pm $124 Member: $100

Stretching the Limits – Level II Tuesdays & Thursdays June 26-August 22, 2:30-3:30pm $124 Member: $100

Stretching the Limits – Level I Mondays & Wednesdays June 27-August 22, 12-1pm $124 Member: $100

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Music, Mindfulness and Motion Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 26-August 7, 1pm (No class Thursday, July 19) Dance Studio This program, with generous support from the Konar Family Foundation, provides people in the early to mid stages of dementia with a caregiver, an opportunity to exercise with others in a safe and nurturing environment while under the supervision of certified personal trainers. Pre-registration and a brief assessment are required before beginning this program. For more information, contact Kathy Mulvehill or Carm Heidt. Free for participant and caregiver.

Memberships offered through your Medicare hMO

Mondays & Thursdays, 1111:45am

Silver&Fit® provides eligible members with no-cost or low cost fitness memberships and older adult-oriented group exercise classes, through arrangements with certain health plans. To join the JCC or update your JCC membership, bring your health insurance card to the JCC Main Desk, complete a membership application and pay the $25 annual fee for the 2018 calendar year. Silver&Fit® members must scan their key tag card each time they visit the JCC. For more information, contact visit silverandfit.com or call 1-877-427-4788.

Tuesdays & Fridays, 11-11:45am

Zumba® Gold

The JCC is a fitness provider for the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program by Tivity Health. To receive your free JCC membership, present your SilverSneakers® card and your health insurance card and complete a membership application at the time of joining. SilverSneakers® members must scan their key tag card each time they visit the JCC. Contact your health insurance carrier for eligibility information or call 888-423-4632.

SilverSneakers® Classic SilverSneakers® Circuit SilverSneakers® Yoga

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12-1pm

The JCC is a fitness provider for Optum® Fitness Advantage which is offered to individuals with United HealthCare insurance. To join the JCC please bring your Activation ID# and health insurance card when you come to the JCC Main Desk to join. You will complete a membership application and a key tag card will be issued for you to scan in for each of your visits.

Wednesdays, 11-11:45am

Silver&Fit® Experience Sundays, 11-11:45am

Your JCC membership includes participation in any of our group fitness classes which are free with membership. For more information about SilverSeakers®, Silver&Fit® or Optum® Fitness memberships, contact Barbara Conklin. For more information about fitness classes, contact Val Redmond.


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Children & Famil CHILDREN & FAMILIES

lies Navigating Relationships with Your Adult Children

Mealtime Madness Monday, June 4, 1pm Conference Room Family dinners can be a very important part of the day; they can also be very stressful or difficult to make happen. Research shows that children benefit socially and emotionally from eating dinners together as a family. Gather for support and strategies to discuss how to feel more sane and make the most out of this important family time. Facilitator: Rhea Zweifler For more information, contact Carrie Dengler. Part of the Ask the Expert Series. Free

Mondays, June 25, 1pm Conference Room We will reflect on the relationships with our parents and talk about the good and not so good parts of parenting adult children. We will discuss how to share advice, affection and deal with ideas and values that have been passed on from our parents. Facilitator: Gary Updyke, M.A. For more information, contact Carrie Dengler. Part of the Ask the Expert Series. Free


Parenting Village Drop-In Support Group Sundays, June 17, July 15, August 19, 9:30am For parents of children 4-10 years old. Room 2 This parent support group, known as the “School-Age Circle,” welcomes anyone to join whether you find yourself struggling and in need of extra support or merely want connection and social time with other parents. This inclusive environment is open to all! Your children have the opportunity to go to SiiterService or the JCC’s PlayGym while you are attending the group. Facilitator: Parenting Village Staff For more information, contact Michele Ruda. Free, donation appreciated.



Free Play Day with Empire Tennis Academy

Sunday, June 24, 12-1:30pm Ages 4-8/JCC Tennis Courts All drills and games are designed to get kids working together and communicating in a positive way. Children will work on improving racquet skills and coordination. Prizes awarded. No previous experience needed. Racquets will be provided if necessary. Registration required. Instructor: Empire Tennis Academy For more information, contact Carolyn Whitbeck. Free

Wednesdays, June 27-August 8, 9:30-10:30am (No class July 4) Auditorium B A chic meet for parents and their tots, ages 0-3 yrs (caregivers welcome). At Babyccino, we venture into a place where parenthood and childhood happily intersect in a warm Jewish atmosphere. It’s an hour filled with music, rhythm, sensory exploration, giggles and bonding. For more information, contact Michele Ruda. $10/class $60/6 class series Babyccino is co-sponsored by Pittsford Chabad, the JCC, and PJ Library.

Tennis Development Entry Level Wednesdays, July 11-August 15 Ages 4-8: 5-6pm Ages 9-12: 6-7pm JCC Tennis Courts Learn basic stroke development with plenty of game play time. (Racquets will be provided if necessary.) Instructor: Empire Tennis Academy For more information, contact Carolyn Whitbeck. $80 Member: $50


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TO SPEND YOUR SUMMER AT CAMP SISOL No matter what path you take this summer, Camp Sisol will lead you to adventure! Check out the top 5 reasons to make Camp Sisol the best part of your summer!

1. Connect with New Friends We serve campers from a range of communities in the Greater Rochester area, providing many opportunities for new friendships to develop!

2. Explore Nature Campers will spend their days, technology free, on our 70 beautiful acres, exploring all that our creek, pond, trails, fields, and more have to teach us!

3. Swimming Whether your child is a beginner, expert, or somewhere in between, Red Cross swim lessons and daily free swim will help your child advance their water knowledge and safety.

4. Be a Part of an Inclusive Community We build a community of counselors and peers who accept, embrace, and encourage individual differences. We welcome campers of all backgrounds and abilities, and are proud of our diverse community!

5. It’s Fun! With a variety of daily activities, themes and dress up days each week, exciting Friday programs and special events throughout the summer, there’s no better place to be a kid!

The fun begins July 2, 2018!

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Sunday, June 3, 10:30am-12:30pm Wednesday, June 6, 4-6:30pm Rain dates: Sunday, June 24, 10:30am-12:30pm Thursday, June 7, 4-6:30pm Markus Park Drop by Markus Park during these open hours to see all that Camp Sisol, on the beautiful 70 acres at Markus Park, has to offer! Camp Director, Marisa, will be available to answer all of your questions, and show you where your child can spend the best summer ever! For more information, contact Marisa Garber. Free

Camp Sisol Registration is Ongoing! There is still time to register for summer fun at Camp Sisol! Our traditional camp program is available from July 2-August 24 for all ages, entering kindergarten and up. Come for one week, come for all ten, or anywhere in between! With busing, lunch, snack, swim lessons, late nights, overnights, trips and more all included, the experience is unbeatable! For more information, contact Marisa Garber. Registration is available online here.

Camp Seneca Lake has provided children entering grades 3-11 with over 80 summers of fun, friends and cherished memories. Our 200 beautiful wooded acres in the Finger Lakes region of New York State provides the ideal backdrop for camp. Campers participate in a variety of exciting areas, including waterfront (skiing, sailing, wakeboarding and more), high and low ropes courses, most land sports, overnight hiking, nature, drama, and arts and crafts. For more information, contact Neil Pickus at (585) 461-2000, ext. 223 or neil@jccrochester.org.

Registration for CSL 2018 starts September 25. Register early for this one-of-a-kind overnight camp!

Camp Seneca Lake • Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester • 1200 Edgewood Avenue Rochester, NY 14618 • campsenecalake.com • (585) 461-2000 jccrochester.org

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for our little and not-so-little members!

JCC FACILITIES FOR KIDS The PiT FREE afterschool destination exclusively for youth and teens, ages 11-13. Have fun, socialize and refuel. PlayGym FREE to JCC Family Members ages 2-10. Children under age 4 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or sibling (Grade 7 or older) who will remain with the child in the PlayGym area and on the structure at all times. Children ages 4-10 must be signed in and out by an adult remaining in the JCC and must be potty trained. Socks must be worn. In Zone FREE to JCC members ages 6-11. Interactive, state of the art fitness equipment just for kids. SitterService FREE to our JCC Family Members 6 weeks to 4 yrs of age. Two hour time limit and ratios observed.


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PLAY. LEARN. GROW. Limited spots are still available for the 2018-19 school year. Give your child the gift of quality care and an exemplary early education. Call to schedule a tour! 461-2000, ext. 505.


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It’s party time! Plan your child’s next party here at the JCC. Let our staff run the party and entertain your kids while you enjoy stress free. Reserve your date today. For more information, contact Shelby Dodds.


Mermaid Splash Party Pool (1.5 hr), Party Room (30 min) Enjoy swimming and playing with an actual Mermaid! Mermaid will swim aside your kids for an hour providing great opportunities for pictures. $475 Member: $375

Party Pals Character (1 hr), Party Room (30 min) Choice of In Zone or PlayGym (30 min) Let your child choose a character of their choice that will join the party! Party includes: story time, bingo, birthday ceremony along with great photo opportunities to make this the perfect birthday package. $450 Member: $350

CLICK HERE TO VIEW MORE PARTY PACKAGES: 70’ Obstacle Course Bounce House Movie in the Pool Slither Away Bouncing Around Sports Party Clowning Around Presto It’s Magic Swim-n-Play Mini Ark-n-Play Splish Splash

What’s Included in my party? • 1 Cheese Pizza + Drinks • Birthday child + 12 friends out Ask us ab a r ty b ir th d a y p e n ts ! enhancem on: New add ll s B u b b le B a

• A JCC party host • Decorated party room (including paper products and balloons) in your child’s two favorite colors! • T-shirt for the birthday child • Two hours of party time

Our event team will work to bring your vision of the perfect Bar or Bat Mitzvah to life. We offer multiple room configurations throughout our venue. In addition, we have an offsite location for a more casual poolside atmosphere surrounded by nature and a beautiful park. The JCC has a team of experienced event coordinators that will ensure your teen and guests have an unforgettable experience. Excite the senses with a menu specially crafted by our inhouse caterer to please guests of all ages. For more information, contact Amy Exton.

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The Metzger Family

The Blaustein Family

The Heilbronner Family

Zoe’s Bat Mitzvah was fantastic and exceeded our expectations! Most importantly, Zoe LOVED it! We appreciate all you did to make it such a success.

A grand time was had by all… This success was largely due to the excellent party planning of Amy and her staff as they took on the job of creating an elegant, fun evening. The staff’s enthusiasm and excitement was contagious! Thank you, JCC, for helping our family celebrate in an exciting way!

Thank you for making Olivia’s Bat Mitzvah party such a terrific event. Everyone loved the night and you made it stress-free for me!”

– Mara & David Metzger

– Judy Blaustein

– Larry Heilbronner


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Red Cross Babysitting Course

Red Cross Lifeguard Certification

Session 1: June 25 & 26, 4-8pm (Must attend both Monday & Tuesday) Session 2: Saturday, July 14, 9-4:30pm Session 3: Saturday, August 11, 9-4:30pm Ages 11+ Learn the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly provide care for children and infants. Recommended for children aged 11-15. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills, learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave. Students will also learn about basic child care and basic first aid. $90/session Member: $70/session

All students must be age 15 at the end of the course and pass a swimming pre-test.

Red Cross Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Course Session 1: Thursday, June 28, 6-8:30pm Session 2: Saturday, July 21, 9-11:30am Session 3: Saturday, August 18, 9-11:30am Emergencies can happen to anyone. Learn the skills you need to save the lives of the youngest to the oldest members of your family and community. This blended learning course will provide you with all the information you need to be Red Cross certified. Students must complete all online content prior to in-person training. Certification is valid for two years. $120/session Member: $80/session

Session 1 Pre-test: Tuesday, May 29, 4:30pm Classes: June 9 & 10, 8:30am-5pm

Session 2 Pre-test: Monday, July 2, 4:30pm Classes: July 14 & 15, 8:30am-5pm

Session 3 Pre-test: Monday, August 6, 4:30pm Classes: August 18 & 19, 9:30am-6pm Get in before the Summer rush! Learn how to save someone’s life and become a lifeguard. Then spend your summer days by the pool. This blended learning course will provide you with all the information you need to become a Red Cross certified lifeguard. $280/session Member: $200/session

For more information about aquatic programs, contact Rob West. jccrochester.org

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Sunday Group Swim Lessons

Jaws Swim Team

Eight week session all summer. July 8-August 26

Wednesdays, July 11-August 29 4:45-5:30pm Eight week session all summer. Ages 7+/Max Adler Lap Pool JCC’s precompetitive swim team provides an introduction to competitive swimming. Designed to develop stroke efficiency and increase endurance, swimmers will focus on the four competitive strokes, flip turns and competitive starts. US Masters Coach: Rob West $170 Member: $90

Weekday Group Swim Lessons Four days a week (Monday-Thursday) for two weeks. Summer Session 1: July 9-July 19 Summer Session 2: July 23-August 2 Summer Session 3: August 6-16 Summer Session 4: August 20-30 All classes require 3 registered participants to run. Please understand that due to instructor/student ratios we cannot offer makeup lessons for missed classes. If the Aquatics Department cancels classes for any reason, a makeup date will be added. $150 Member: $80

For more information and swim class placement, contact Rob West.



SUNDAYS 10-10:30am 10:30-11am

SUNDAYS 10:30-11am

SUNDAYS 11-11:30am

SUNDAYS 11:30am-12pm








10 months-2 years Bobry Family Pool

Ages 3-5 years Bobry Family Pool

Ages 3-5 years Bobry Family Pool

Ages 3-5 years Bobry Family Pool

Become comfortable in the water through water games, blowing bubbles, kicking and beginner floating. Class size: Maximum 12 participants

For children uncomfortable in the water or have never taken swim lessons before. They will be introduced to floating, gliding, and kicking assistance from the instructor. Parents are not in the water for this class. Class size: Maximum 5 students to 1 Instructor

For children comfortable in the water but not necessarily swimming on their own. With assistance from the instructor they will work on swimming on their front and back, becoming more independent. Class size: Maximum 5 students to 1 instructor

For children comfortable in the water and are able to swim without assistance or flotation devices. Focuses on improving strokes and increasing independence. Class size: Maximum 5 students to 1 instructor

REGISTRATION OPENS MOnday, JUne 25 Visit our website for our schedule of open swim times.

SUNDAYS 10-10:30am 11-11:30am

SUNDAYS 10-10:30am 11-11:30am

SUNDAYS 10:30-11am 11-11:30am

SUNDAYS 11-11:30am 11:30am-12pm

WEDNESDAYS 4:45-5:30pm


MONDAY-THURSDAY 4-4:30pm 4:30-5pm

MONDAY-THURSDAY 4:30-5pm 5-5:30pm








Ages 6+ years Bobry Family Pool

Ages 6+ years Bobry Family Pool

Ages 6+ years Max Adler Lap Pool

Ages 6+ years Max Adler Lap Pool

Ages 7+ years Max Adler Lap Pool

Ages 7+ years Max Adler Lap Pool

Water and class adaptation, kicking, floating, jumping in and putting the face in the water. Class size: Maximum 5 students to 1 instructor

For the child who is comfortable in the water but needs to work on basic swimming skills. Introduction to the front and back crawl, floating safety and rescue skills. Class size: Maximum 5 students to 1 instructor

Students will be taught elementary backstroke, rotary breathing, front and back crawl development, safety, survival & rescue skills. Class size: Maximum 5 students to 1 instructor

For the child with front and back crawl for 10 yards. Course will review already learned strokes, introduce sidestroke and breast stroke kick, safety and rescue skills. Class size: Maximum 6 students to 1 instructor

Coordinate and refine the key stokes. Butterfly, open turns and feet first surface dives are introduced. Class size: Maximum 6 students to 1 instructor

Water and class adaptation, kicking, floating, jumping in and putting the face in the water. Class size: Maximum 5 students to 1 instructor

SUNDAYS 11:30am-12pm MONDAY-THURSDAY 4:30-5pm


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Jaws Masters Swim Team

Aquatic Small Group Training

Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 11-August 29 6:30-7:45am Ages 18+/Max Adler Lap Pool JCC’s Masters swim team designed to develop stroke efficiency and swimmer endurance. Ideal for those wishing to continue squad swimming, improve stroke technique and those training for triathlons. Operating on a month-month basis. No limit to participant numbers. US Masters Coach: Rob West $50/month Member: $30/month

45 Minute Sessions Adults 18+ Personalized small group training for 4-8 people, with focused outcomes, designed specifically for you and your group. Using specialized equipment you can train like never before. The added benefit is low impact workouts, great for those who are looking for cross training, or are suffering from injury or joint pain. $25/session Member: $15/session

Aquatic Personal Training 30 Minute Sessions Adults 18+ Make a splash with Aquatic Personal Training. The resistance of the water allows for strength and cardiovascular conditioning that is just as effective as it is on land. The added benefit is low impact workouts, great for those who are looking for cross training, or are suffering from injury or joint pain. $40/session Member: $25/session

Joints in Motion Tuesdays, 11am Bobry Family Pool Joints in Motion is a gentle movement class designed for those with Arthritis pain and mobility issues. Taught by a certified instructor, this class is perfect for those that are looking to ease pain and begin working out again in a weightless environment. $40/month Member: $20/month

Private/Semi-Private Swim Lessons Lesson times and days are at your convenience. We offer one on one instruction for adults and children or semi private lessons designed for 2-4 participants. For more information about aquatics programs, contact Rob West.


Before & After School Care

WHAT MAKES THE GESHER EXPERIENCE UNIQUE? • RED CROSS SWIM LESSONS • Nutritious Kosher Snacks • Special Needs (Kesher) Support

Gesher is the Hebrew word for bridge. Our Gesher program serves as a bridge between school and home as well as between the individual and the community. Gesher provides informal educational opportunities in a structured framework and safe environment.

• Enrichment Classes • Access to JCC Facilities • Devoted, Passionate, Nurturing Staff

We provide an amazing range of activities every day that engage children. We challenge kids at their own level, and according to their interests we build on intrinsic curiosity. We emphasize important social skills like sharing and cooperation. Our Jewish community is open and accepting of people of all backgrounds. The values which guide us are universal, but viewed through a Jewish lens.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW Before School Care: 7–9am Play with friends before school pick-up and enjoy activities that include arts & crafts, games, reading, and more. KinderCrew: 8:30–11:30am; 11:30am–3pm KinderCrew picks up where Kindergarten leaves off, offering experiential connections to what is learned in school. Our New York State certified teacher reinforces reading, writing, math and science. We also emphasize the “soft skills” critical to social development. After School Care: 3–6pm, Homeroom Teachers meet the children at the bus and bring them to their homeroom. Homeroom gives children time to de-compress after school and emphasizes community and belonging. A healthy kosher snack is provided. Choices These are activities that children can choose on a daily basis (or register for ahead of time). They are grouped with like-aged children and have daily options that include arts & crafts, swim lessons, free swim, homework, board games, sports and fitness activities, and more! For more information, contact Dan Irving.

The Best Place to Be Between School & Home! jccrochester.org

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The Department of Jewish Life is generously funded in part by the Harry and Regina Cornell Fund.

AARP Safe Drivers Class June 4 & 6; July 9 & 11 August 6 & 8; 9am-12pm Conference Room (Must attend both days to receive credit) Earn discounts on your auto insurance with this New York State-approved driver safety course. Payment must be made by check to AARP on the first day of class. For more information, contact Carrie Dengler. Instructor: Pincus Cohen $25 AARP Member: $20

Transitions...Decisions Tuesday, June 5, 7pm Auditorium C Jewish ethics on end-of-life decisions: DNR (do not resuscitate), life support, and burial vs. cremation. What are the principles that guide us in navigating these delicate issues? Please join us for a lecture and Q&A with Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe, Dean of the Institute of American and Talmudic Law in New York, NY. For more information, contact Joy Getnick. Free Sponsored by Chabad Lubavitch of Rochester.

The Hoffman-Lemish Quartet in Concert Wednesday, June 6, 7pm Hart Theater An inspiring blend of jazz and Jewish folk melodies. Originating from over 20 years of collecting songs from their shared Israeli and jazz roots, the quartet reimagines beloved Jewish melodies in captivating ways. For more information, contact Joy Getnick. $15/ticket Co-sponsored by Congregation Beth Hamedresh-Beth Israel, Temple Beth Am, Temple Beth David, Temple Beth El, Temple Emanu-El, Temple B’rith Kodesh, and the Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester.

How to Research & Document Your Family History: Jewish Genealogy Mondays, June 11, 1pm Conference Room Starting with information that you know about yourself and your immediate family, the goal is to rediscover our ancestors’ history from the time they came to the United States as well as the “Old Country.” We will discuss resources available that will assist in finding records that may have gotten lost during the Holocaust. Facilitator: Nolan Altman, JewishGen (The Home of Jewish Genealogy) For more information, contact Carrie Dengler. Part of the Ask the Expert Series. Free

Out of Africa Mondays, June 18, 1pm Conference Room Bob will detail his experiences while traveling on safari in South Africa. Visit the beautiful city of Cape Town, take a boat ride to Robbens Island and stand in the cell that was home to Nelson Mandela for 18 years. At the beach, there will be hobnobbing with the habitants of the nearby African Penguin Colony and with some help we will get up close with the big game in the Krueger National Park Wildlife Preserve. Also, check out the breathtaking scenery of the bush and the Vicotria Falls! Facilitator: Bob Vukosic, Osher@ RIT Presidential Leadership Class Leader For more information, contact Carrie Dengler. Part of the Ask the Expert Series. Free

Caring for a Parent/Loved One Support Group Wednesdays, June 20, July 18, August 15, 1:15pm Get the support you need to help care for your aging loved one. Registration is required 48 hours prior to a group meeting. Facilitator: Dee Schwartz, LMSW, Jewish Family Service For more information, contact Michele Ruda. Free


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Interfaith Connection (For Couples with One Jewish Partner) Monday, July 2; 12pm Interfaith relationship open discussion. Bring a brown bag lunch and join others to discuss whatever interfaith issues you have on your mind. Facilitator: Michele Ruda, MSW For more information, contact Michele Ruda. Free

What Next?...A Support Group for Women in Transition Monday, July 9, 12pm Room 2 An opportunity for women in their mid-life to come together to discuss the changes occurring in their lives. Topics will include: life after retirement, health changes, shifting roles, downsizing, and more. Facilitator: Maya Brown, LMSW For more information, contact Michele Ruda. Free

Live music Outdoor Happy Hour with Live Music! Thursday, July 19; 5-6:30pm Enjoy a complimentary beverage while listening to the fun folk tunes of Rochester’s own, Warren Paul. For more information, contact Carrie Dengler. Free, tips for the musicians appreciated


Bingo & Banana Splits! Monday, July 16, 1pm Join us for a fun time of playing bingo, fabulous prizes and a make your own sundae bar. Registration is required. For more information, contact Carrie Dengler. $5/ per bingo card

TechAge Classes for Adults The TechAge Learning Center offers adult-friendly classes that help you get the most from your computers, Apple or Android tablets or phones. Classes are small with lots of personal support. Visit us online for course descriptions and schedules. TechAge also offers free, drop-in help from friendly coaches, weekdays from 12-2pm. For more information or to register for classes, call 461-2000, ext. 463. Sign up for our emails here.

Congregatings: A Community Brown-Bag Lunch and Learn Series for Adults This community brown-bag lunch and learn series for adults meets monthly for engaging conversations and presentations on a great variety of topics. Monthly dates, program descriptions, and locations available on-line here. All are welcome.

Join us!


The most enjoyable Israeli dance weekend ever!

July 28–29, 2018

Join together with dancers from the US and Canada for our 21ST ANNUAL ISRAELI DANCE MARATHON in Rochester, NY with guest programmer/teacher Ken Avner. Dance your favorites and learn the latest hits from the Memorial Day camps in our relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

WHEN Saturday, July 28, 7pm-2am Sunday, WHEN July 29, 1-5pm (Dinner 5-6:30pm) The partyJuly continues with our Sunday night session from 6:30-9pm Saturday, 28, 7pm-2am WHERE Sunday, July 29, 1-5pm (Dinner 5-6:30pm) Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester The party continues with our regular Sunday night session from 6:30-9pm 1200 Edgewood Ave., Rochester, NY 14618, Auditorium B & C WHERE Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester COST

1200 Edgewood Ave., Rochester, NY 14618, Auditorium B & C

$50 Entire Weekend COSTSingle Day Saturday $30 $25 SingleWeekend Day Sunday $50 Entire $10 Sunday Night Dinner $30 Single Day Saturday

Register online at the Main Desk. For more information, contact Joy Getnick $25 Single Day or Sunday at ext. 239 orNight jgetnick@jccrochester.org. $10 Sunday Dinner Register online or at the Main Desk. For more information, contact Joy Getnick.


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ONGOING ADULT PROGRAMS The Art of Painting Mondays, 10am-2pm Art Studio Work in the medium of your choice and enjoy demonstrations from guest artists. All ages and abilities are welcome. Painting coupon booklets must be purchased at the Main Desk. Facilitator: Allison Roberts $88/ 11 weeks Member: $55/ 11 weeks

Musical Mondays with Mike Miller Mondays, 10:30-11:30am Fireside Lounge Join Michael Miller and sing popular show tunes and old favorites. Lyric sheets are provided. Free

Book Club Mondays, every 6 weeks, 1-2:30pm Yiddish Center Book club that meets every six weeks. Read thought provoking books and enjoy stimulating conversation. Facilitator: Michael Miller Free

Men in Transition (M.I.T) Tuesdays, 8:30-10am; Auditorium A An association of retired men ages 60+. Enjoy bagels, coffee and discussion. Special speakers are regularly scheduled. Free

Marquetry Wednesdays, 9am-1pm Art Studio Marquetry is art made from wood veneer glued together to form a picture or pattern. Drop-in to learn this craft and create your own masterpiece. Facilitator: Nadia Sanow $20 Member: Free

Current Events Wednesdays, 11am-1pm; Room 2 Discuss the latest news topics that interest you. The group breaks for lunch, coffee is provided. Free

Open Craft Studio Thursdays, 10am-2pm Art Studio Drop in and meet other crafts, work on your own projects and get tips and assistance. Facilitator: Norma Gingold $20 Member: Free

Us Too Prostate Cancer Support Group Second Thursday of the month, 7-9pm Conference Room Monthly meetings include medical experts and a forum for survivors of prostate cancer and their loved ones to speak. Free

Connections for Women First Thursday of each month, 1-2:15pm Room 2 Women 75+ Join us each month for conversation, an opportunity to make new friends and hear guest speakers. Free For more information, contact Carrie Dengler.

The Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center is pleased to be partnering again with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. With a community Life & Legacy program brought to Rochester through the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester, we are taking note and recognizing our planned giving donors. Those individuals and couples that have included the JCC in their wills, IRAs, insurance policies, trusts, and other forms through their estate plans will be recognized as a member of our Judean Club and as a Life & Legacy Donor. For more information, contact Debra Walker.

Geraldine and Sanford Appelbaum Kent and Linda Beckwith Carol and John Bennett Harold and Terri Bobry Sara L. Brodsky* Regina Cornell* Leslie and Howard Crane Norton Davis* Aaron Eden* Anna May and David Eisenberg Milton Feier* Joan Feinbloom Irving Fierman* Neil and Estelle Fisher William Fowkles Esther C. and *Irving Germanow Debbie Goldberg Donald A. Goldman* Myrtle Goldstein* Daniel and Victoria Goldstein Richard and Sherry Goldstein Richard and Kimberly Gray Louis J. Gross* Staci Henning Nathan Hershenhoren* Sally Hirst and Douglas Miller J. Arthur Jennings* Karen and Laurence Kessler Caroline Korn Norman E. Lank*

Marshall and Lenore Lesser Louis Levinson* Dr. Sarah Liebschutz Alice Lipsetts* Sue and Michael Lococo Louis Meiselman* Karen and Daniel Menachof George E. Mercier* Jill and Sanford Miller Bernard Newmark* Lillian S. Pies* Leon Posen* Mitchell Posner* Judith Potter Ory Pranger* Ellen and Harry Rosen Matthew and Erinn Ryen Letty Gail and *Robert Schacht Evelyn Shear* William Shear* Florence Silverman* Bunny and Mort Skirboll Arnie and Jo Sohinki Henoch Szajnberg* Lisa Vangellow-Maas Eugene Wagner* Debra Walker Edward Weisenbeck* Ethel Winters* *deceased


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These senior programs are made possible through a generous grant from the Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation. Join us for these exciting and interactive programs! $5 discounted light lunch (1/2 wrap and cup of soup) available through Harvest Eatery for program participants–available on program days only. (Program participants will be issued a card to show Harvest Eatery cashier in order to receive a discount.) Tables will be available in the Auditoriums prior to the programs so that participants are able to eat lunch and socialize.



NUTRITION + WELLNESS TUESDAYS, 1PM; AUDITORIUM B Facilitated by: Adrienne Markus, AADP Certified Health Coach


SAFETY + STABILITY WEDNESDAYS, 1PM; AUDITORIUM B Facilitated by: Sarah Lipinski, MS, PT GVPT Physical Therapy


MEMORY & MINDFULNESS Will return in the fall!

For more information or to RSVP, contact Carrie Dengler.

GVPT at the JCC Physical Therapy is available for our members and open to the community. Ask Sarah Lipinski MS, PT about physical therapy and your insurance. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Sarah Lipinski.

Facilitated by: Emily Krohn, LCSW-R, CDP, Certified Super Noggin Instructor

Genesee Valley Physical Therapy GVPT has a location right at the JCC! Stop in to meet a Physical Therapist or join a discussion on specific topics related to physical therapy. Free lectures and screening are open to all. • June: Plantar Fasciitis • July: Urinary Incontinence • August: Shoulder


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RESTORING YOUR HEALTH Adrienne Markus, AADP Certified Health Coach Nutrition Consultant Have you been feeling sluggish lately? Perhaps your allergies are getting harder to manage? Maybe your stomach doesn’t feel quite right. It’s quite possible that all of these various ailments can be related to the health of your gut. Did you know that over 70% of your immune system is located in the lining of your intestines? And what you eat, or don’t eat, can have a major impact on your overall health. Think of your gut as the epicenter of the management of your health. Your microbiome, the collection of gut bacteria in your body, “…have the capability of affecting your body’s vitamin and mineral absorbency, hormone regulation, digestion, vitamin production, immune response, and ability to eliminate toxins, not to mention your overall mental health.” 1 What you eat can be one of the most powerful tools for shaping the health of your gut microbiota. So, in order to restore your health, you need to restore your diet. Daily food choices can greatly affect how your gut is able to function. By selecting poor quality foods such as highly processed packaged meals, restaurant fast food, or sugary and salty snacks, you are potentially damaging your gut and creating an unhealthy environment for the rest of your body. Eating foods high in fiber is a great place to start the restoration of your gut health. Fiber actually feeds your beneficial gut bacteria thereby restoring the important microbes needed for optimal gut health. High fiber foods include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds. Fruits and vegetables can also work to restore cellular damage brought on by oxidative stress because they are full of antioxidants and phytonutrients which actively work to heal harmed cells. By restoring the health of your gut, you will begin to restore your overall health. A healthy gut leads to a healthy body. 1.



Yin Yoga Sundays, 1:15pm Yoga Studio A restorative class designed to release tension, calm the nervous system, and teach the body to sit still. With the gentle support of props, students passively stretch and energize the deep connective tissues of the body, open the joints, and restore alignment. Suitable for all levels. Instructor: Liza S Free for members


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HEALING ARTS FOR YOUR HEALTH & WELLNESS Reiki • Massage • Myofascial Release • Craniosacral Therapy REIKI is the Japanese art of relaxation and healing. Be guided into a deeply relaxed state. The practitioner uses light touch to provide a positive, comfortable experience. The session is a wonderful way to promote overall well-being and find much needed stress relief! After one session, people report feeling at peace and may notice a shift in a way they feel emotionally, mentally or physically. For appointments, contact Jaclyn Cellura-Crane. MASSAGE + REIKI PRICING 30 min: Member: $47 Spa Member: $42 45 min: Member: $57 Spa Member: $50 60 min: Member: $68 Spa Member: $58 90 min: Member: $90 Spa Member: $75

THE SPA ADVANTAGE Become a spa member and receive discount pricing on spa services. Enjoy spa amenities such as: • • • • • • • •

Whirlpool Dry sauna Steam room Private exercise area Individual lockers Laundry + towel service Lounge with coffee bar + tv Private restroom + shower facility

For more information, contact: Brian Dengler, Men’s Spa Meghan Smith, Women’s Spa


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EVENT Body & Soul: An American Bridge



followed by live music with The Gap Mangione Blues Band

SHO RTS PRO GRA M Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me


The Number On Great-Grandpa’s Arm

Through the Eye of the Needle

...AN D MOR E!

Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel


Keep the Change

Underwritten by the William and Sheila Konar Foundation and Rubens Family Foundation





july86-18 july - 16 Celebrating 18 years of bringing award-winning Jewish films to Rochester from all around the world! Featuring new festival preview event, parties, visiting filmmakers and post-film discussions.



thank you to our generous supporters! VISIONARY ($25,000) William and Sheila Konar Foundation Rubens Family Foundation DIRECTOR ($5,000+) Sherry and Richard Goldstein Key Bank NYS Council on the Arts WRITER ($2,500+) Sharon R. Brodsky and Family Futerman Supporting Foundation Debby Goldman Susan and Saul Marsh Carolyn Miller and Family Lewis Norry Family Stacey and Marc Saiontz and Sammy and Jeanne Feldman Samloff Family Trust Marcia Stern Susan and Maurice Zauderer in honor of Hillel Community Day School AGENT ($1,500+) Terri and Harold Bobry Brighton Memorial Chapel, Inc. Class Action LLC/ Marc L. Frankel-Constable Barbara and Marvin Gray Dr. Jocelyn Hicks-Brody Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester Ilana and Merwyn Kroll

AGENT (continued) MassMutual New York State: Michael Argaman Deborah Ronnen Skirboll Family Foundation State of Israel Bonds Linda Cornell Weinstein and Sherwin Weinstein Dr. Oren Weiss: Rochester Periodontal and Dental Implants LP Wolch, CPA’s, P.C.: Lorraine Wolch and Donald Onimus LEAD ACTOR ($500+) Anonymous Marcia and Eric Birken Judy and Norm Blaustein Betsy and Stuart Bobry Elyse and Walter Capell Randi and Richard Cowen Denise and David Cyrkin Fern Marlan Daniel and Dr. Daniel S. Daniel Dr. Eric M. Dreyfuss Roberta and David Feldman Heidi and Mike Fishman Burt Gordon Joyce and Warren Heilbronner Merilyn and Robert Israel Bonnie Jackson Marcia and Richard Kaplan Jan and Rabbi Alan Katz Monika and Les Katzel Mona and Mark Kolko

LEAD ACTOR (continued) Paulina and Laurence Kovalsky Sharon Kovalsky and Jerry Jacobs Sue and Michael Lococo Drs. Margaret and Arnold Matlin Kenneth Merzel Barb Orenstein and Jim Present Drs. Saul Moress/Max Presberg Service Fund Barbara and Richard Rappaport Maxine and Dr. Gerald Rosen Suzanne and Dr. Paul Rosenberg Noreen Salerno Joyce and Charlie Schachter Elise and Joseph Wojciechowski ACTOR ($360+) Ann Astarita Simon and Josephine Braitman Family Supporting Foundation Essie Germanow Hy Kreitzman Marianne and Bruce Williamson SYLVIA AND PHILIP KOWAL FUND Debi and Ralph Brenner Bonnie Jackson Janet and Robert Kowal Kathleen London Joanne K. Ouzer Noreen Salerno Nancy Potter This list reflects gifts recieved by 5/1/18.


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CenterStage Theatre at the JCC is riding high after another record-breaking season and the excitement of our world premiere play, Church & State, having more than a dozen productions across the country. For the 42nd Season, Artistic Director Ralph Meranto has announced a “game-changing� line-up. Each of the plays in our season pays tribute to people and events that had significant impact on the world. It includes three area premieres of hot new shows, an all-new edition of our Hit Makers series and a ground-breaking classic.

42ndSeason Becoming Dr. Ruth


By Mark St. Germain October 6-21, 2018 AREA PREMIERE - Long before Dr. Ruth Westheimer became America’s favorite radio and television sex therapist, Karola Ruth Siegel escaped the Nazis on the Kindertransport, become a sniper in Jerusalem, and was a struggling single mother in America. Filled with humor, hope and life-affirming spirit, Becoming Dr. Ruth is the untold story of a remarkable woman who refuses to accept the status quo. Directed by Victoria Visiko

By Paula Vogel March 30-April 14, 2019 AREA PREMIERE - Inspired by the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance, this play with music by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel explores a troupe of Jewish immigrant actors who risked their lives and careers to perform at a time when art, freedom, and truth were on trial. Universally hailed as one of Broadway’s “Must-See Plays of 2017,” Indecent is a powerful and entertaining look at the Yiddish theatre’s impact on Broadway and an explosive moment in theatrical history. Directed by Lyndsay Warren Baker

The Legend of Georgia McBride A Comedy by Mathew Lopez December 1-16, 2018 Featuring Mrs. Kasha Davis and Aggy Dune AREA PREMIERE - When a down on his luck Elvis impersonator, with a pregnant wife at home, loses his gig to a pair of B-level drag queens, the stage is set for a hilarious and entertaining stand-off, complete with sequins, feather boas, and that iconic white jumpsuit. Before Elvis leaves the building, can a couple of drag queens teach him what it takes to be a real man? Directed by David Runzo

The Hit Makers: The British Are Coming Conceived by Ralph Meranto, Written by Jack Garner, Musical Arrangements by Casey Filiaci February 2-17, 2019 ALL NEW SHOW – The musical and cultural impact of the British Invasion is explored in a rockin’ new show featuring songs by The Stones, The Who, The Beatles, Hollies, Kinks, Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield and more. Democrat and Chronicle columnist Jack Garner joins the creative team to explore the Brits that dominated the pop charts…and how musicians and record companies on our shore fought back. Directed by Esther Winter and Ralph Meranto, Musical Direction and Arrangements by Casey Filiaci

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s

Oklahoma! Music by Richard Rodgers, Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, Based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs May 4-19, 2019 75 years after the original Broadway production, Oklahoma! remains a ground-breaking musical that set the standard for American musical theatre. Curly, Laurey, Will, Ado Annie, Judd Fry, Aunt Eller, and all your favorite songs are there, but our fresh look at this story of a dangerous love triangle and a semilawless territory at the turn of the century will have you seeing this classic in an whole new light. Directed by Ralph Meranto, Musical Direction by Casey Filiaci, Choreography by Katie Keller Subscriptions and information are available from the Ar ts Depar tment or online at JCCcenterstage.org


Looking for employment opportunities? We’re hiring at the JCC! For more information, contact Christine O’Rourke.

to our donors for helping us grow! Our generous contributors continue to help sustain the JCC and the value we bring to the lives of our members and the Greater Rochester community. Click Here to Donate For more information about giving opportunities, contact Debra A. Walker, Director of Philanthropy.


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Profile for Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester

JCC Rochester Summer 2018 Magazine  

JCC Rochester Summer 2018 Magazine