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The Big Splash Pool Party!


Member Profile


Motivational Message


Spotlight on Israel


JCC Highlights


Look What’s Coming Up

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Children & Families



30 Pools 34 Adults 38 Wellness

Locker Room & Spa closes 30 minutes later.


Film Festival is Almost Here!

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GOLF TOURNAMENT TO SEND KIDS TO CAMP! JCC Board of Directors President Richard Gray Vice Presidents Daniel Goldstein Burt Kleinman Karen Menachof Secretary Staci Henning Treasurer Justin Goldman


JCC Board of Directors Valerie Alhart Bernard Birnbaum Judith Blaustein Harold Bobry Jonathan Broder Howard Cohen Loren Flaum Laurence Kessler Josef Kilimnick Ben Levy Dawn Lipson Jacob Moalem Emily Rittenberg Susan Sagan Levitan Seth Silver Martin Spokony Marcia Stern Michael Stock Ron Von Perlstein Jocelyn Wolff 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

Management Team Executive Director Arnie Sohinki Associate Executive Directors Eke Aiono Lori Harter Membership Director Barbara Conklin Marketing Director Lyndsay Thomas





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The Big Splash Pool Party Sunday, May 28, 11am-2pm Meet Rex the Rhino from the Rochester Rhinos and Finley from the Rochester Razorsharks. Free for members Happy Hour + Live Music by the Lonesome Angels Thursday, June 8, 6-8:30pm Free for members Star Wars, Movie by the Pool Thursday, June 22, 5-7pm Free for members Hawaiian Pool Party Thursday, June 29, 6:30-8:30pm Free for members Finding Dory, Movie by the Pool Thursday, July 13, 5-7pm Free for members 20/30’s Somethings Happy Hour + Live Music by River Lynch Thursday, July 27, 6:30-8:30pm $15 Member: $10, Must RSVP Splash Party Thursday, August 10, 5-7pm Free for members Senior Picnic by the Pool Thursday, August 17, 12-1:30pm $10 Member: $8, Must RSVP Splash Party Thursday, August 24, 5-7pm Free for members The Final Splash Pool Party Sunday, August 27, 11am-2pm Free for members For more information, contact Rob West at ext. 289.

CELEBRATE our first official, full-season opening of the new splash pool + patio. Open everyday all summer!

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Sunday, May 28, 11am-2pm Join us by the pool for music + fun! Guest appearances by Rex the Rhino from the Rochester Rhinos and Finley from the Rochester Razorsharks.


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member profile Ethan Borg

3. How long have you & your family been members at the JCC?

1. Are you a Rochester Native? I spent a few years in Pittsford then spent the remainder of my childhood in Brighton. I met my wife, Jen, who is from midcoast Maine, at Swarthmore College and together we lived for decades out of the area, in great American cities such as Philadelphia, Seattle, Boston, and in Frederick, MD near Washington, D.C. We moved back to Rochester when our children were young so that they could grow up with their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

2. What do you like most about the Rochester community? Having lived in many other cities, I can tell you that Rochester offers a shockingly high quality of life. Our community is very friendly. In other cities, strangers rarely greet you and exchange pleasantries when passing on the sidewalks. This has always bothered me because I grew up in Rochester, where a friendly “hello” is extremely common, if not entirely expected. Rochester is also a very low stress city compared to other places where we lived. People are active despite the rain and snow, and I think this helps. All of this kind of congeals at the JCC, a fulcrum of much of our athletic lives throughout the year. We work out year round at the JCC and frequently we run into friends and have a quick five minute catch-up. You would be surprised how much these little moments of community matter.

You’re going to age me with this question, but I’m game. When I was three years old I went to the preschool here. And I’ve been a member here my whole Rochester life. Much of my childhood was spent playing basketball (Dave Rogachefsky taught me how to play in the JCC gym), hitting racquet balls, and mulling around at the JCC. We’ve passed this on to the next generation, as both of my children went to the Wolk Center and to Gesher. Not to mention that Dave Rogachefsky taught my girls sports as well.

4. Tell us a little about your family. While my wife Jen, daughters Zoleigh and Acadia, and I have a proud heritage here at the JCC, the ties go very deep. I worked one Summer at Camp Sisol. My sisters and my nephew have also worked here or held big events here at times. My parents are members. My sisters and their family members are currently or have been members. Our dues probably paid a fair share towards the new renovation! In our family, the JCC is known simply as the “J” – and that is just common language among our three generations of high JCC utilizers.

5. What is one thing you can’t live without? My family spent 6 months in 2016 living in Spain. One of the important things I wanted to show my girls was that there were good people everywhere you go on the planet. I think one thing we don’t think about is how much we rely on the kindness of strangers. Living in Rochester, we may not often see this in our day-to-day lives, but it is still working its magic in direct and indirect ways. I can tell you honestly as someone who lived abroad, I really was carried a great distance by the kindness of people who didn’t know me and would never see me again.

6. What is your occupation? I come from a long line of entrepreneurs, so I tend to answer this question broadly because I do not fall easily into any single classification all that well. I am almost two decades into being a licensed practitioner of Chinese Medicine, having a practice on Monroe Avenue in Brighton. My previous career was as a software programmer and I have always kept my fingers in that pot as well. My father, Dr. Seth Borg, also a JCC member, and I recently created a company around an app called ‘Qlumi’ (for “clue me in”) that is an invitation, event, and travel platform for big and small parties, weddings, and conferences. We’re just launching it now. My wife, Dr. Jennifer Leigh, is a professor at Nazareth College in the School of Management. Given that she is in the business field, she has always been a giant supporter of my entrepreneurial ventures.

7. What does a typical family dinner look like in your household? We eat our meals together as much as humanly possible. Even with my working late into some evenings and my children’s after school activities, we have been able to keep up this tradition so far. Both of our girls cook regularly. We expect daily “contributions” from our kids, and cooking dinner is often a competitive choice between them. I am surprised at the wide array of meals they can already cook.

8. How has the JCC impacted you and/or your family’s lives?

10. What do you enjoy doing in your down time? Tennis is my big sport and I play it twice a week. My wife reads and as much as we can we socialize with our family and friends. Somehow, and I’m not sure how this happened, my wife recently became a fan of science fiction. So, all of my geek needs are now fulfilled.

11. Share a special summer memory. As a greater family, we used to spend quite a bit of time at Canandaigua Lake – swimming, canoeing, and boating together with parents, sisters, and nieces and nephews. Some of our greatest Summer memories as a family include BBQing a family meal next to the lake.

12. Tell us one thing about you that would surprise most people. People don’t often know this, but I am also a game maker. I actually created an exercise game I call Ethan’s Box Game. It requires no equipment except for a cell phone and it takes advantage of the principles behind the seven minute workout. I made it for myself but found that it really engaged my kids. So I made a website for it at ethansboxgame.com so that others could play it alone or with their kids too. When we are snowed in, we often exercise – and laugh – together. It is a seriously silly game, but it also really burns the calories. I’m always thinking up new ideas like this. And I get a real thrill sharing them with others.

The JCC has kept us healthier, no doubt. Multiple times a week we are either using the Nautilus or cardio equipment in the Fitness Center. Our girls often swim multiple times a week and have taken advantage of Gesher after school activities that include exercise one way or another. While none of us are crazy athletes putting in endless hours at the gym, we feel we maintain a healthy lifestyle by regularly going to the “J”. We also often go to the JCC together as a family, so that all of our exercise needs can be taken care of together.

9. Is fitness part of your routine? As a practitioner of Chinese Medicine, I look at the world from a holistic lens. My children have been raised with the understanding that exercise is necessary multiple times a week if not daily. Our modern life is filled with indulgences. We live in a culture that caters to our every whim. This makes exercise 1000 times more important, because one can quickly veer off into nurturing oneself to death in the US. It may not always be fun to push weights until you strain, but it is absolutely 100% necessary in the modern American culture with all of its sedentary and culinary pleasures.


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Motivational Message Try Something New This Summer Written by Daniel N. Irving, Camp Sisol Director

The sun starts to shine. The gray-black-coated snow melts from the edges of all the parking lots. Trees start to bud. The Magnolia flowers bloom and the lilacs fill in. These are just some of the signs that summer is actually coming. Many of us by now have given up on our New Year’s resolutions, but if you are anything like me, these signs of summer pull you outside and keep you motivated. With so many opportunities to get outside, this may be an easier time of year for many to begin new lifestyle habits including stepping up your fitness regime. The outdoors brings inspiration along with much needed Vitamin D, absorbed from the sun. It brightens the spirit and creates more chances to socialize. Why not grab a friend and see some of what the Greater Rochester area provides in the way of outdoor activities?


Rochester has a festival virtually every weekend. See what local artisans have been up to all winter. Check out a food truck. Get some good walking in. Here is a link to a list of festivals.

Music /Arts

Rochester is well-known for its vibrant music scene. Of course, we have the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival but there is also the JCC Ames Amzalak Rochester International Jewish Film Festival and numerous concerts. One must exercise the mind as well as the body. Dancing is an amazing exercise.


Our area is rich with parks that are nearby and yet can transport you to a world of forests and nature. Mendon Ponds Park is made up of glacial features that make the terrain and the ecosystem unique and interesting. Just think… you can drive 10 minutes (or better yet, bike there) and feel like you are in the wild. Here are some of the best hiking spots. Check out the NYSDEC site where you can find great info about our parks but also about special events to learn about the history of our parks as well as some of the interesting things that go on there. While there, try some nature photography or drawing or poetry.


How about something that gets you outside, connects you with other people and leaves you with a sense of accomplishment? Volunteering can make a difference in the community and in your life. Here is a list of organizations to consider. I hope you’ll find as I do that the sunshine beckons you outside and that you’ll find some new ways to engage with the many resources for outdoor fun in our area. Whether you are dancing the night away or exploring a nearby park, I hope the nice weather inspires you to get out and try something new. I’m going to try to turn daily walks into an ongoing habit. What change will you make now that you have the chance?

Spotlight: Israeli Folk Dancing at the JCC

Dancing on the deck– Summer 1987 The JCC’s Israeli Folk Dancing program is one of our longest continuously running programs. Every Sunday night dancers of all ages gather to share their love of this centuries old tradition of celebrating culture and community through dance. The Rochester area Israeli Folk Dance group moved from the University of Rochester to the JCC in the late 1970s. Then led by David Valentine, area folk dance leader, the group thrived in its new home. When David retired in the late 1980s three dancers–Max Steiner, Jim Anderson, and Iris Saltsberg–took over the responsibilities for teaching new dances and leading open sessions. Max had been active in the group since moving to Rochester for his pediatric residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, and had met his wife, Devora, at open dancing. Together Max and Devora launched the Israeli Folk Dance performance group “Sharsharet,” meaning “chain.” April Grunspan joined the leadership team in the early 1990s, and helped expand the program’s reach. April taught Israeli Folk Dance at Temple Beth El, and in the summers at Camp Sisol. She introduced teen dancers to the weekend-long Israeli dance workshops and retreats, and started an annual workshop here in Rochester, now in its 20th year. When April relocated South in the early 2000s Max took over on his own, and has been leading the group ever since.

This summer at Horati, the World’s Fair of Israeli Folk Dance, Max will be honored for his over thirty years of leadership of the Rochester Israeli Folk Dance group, and for his critical role in helping to sustain Israeli Folk Dance here in the US. We are so grateful for all that Max has done for the Rochester Jewish community and the perpetuation of this special cultural art form. Mazel Tov, Max, and thank you! Sharsheret Corn Hill Festival 1987


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Highlights 1. Executive Director, Arnie Sohinki reads Goodnight Moon 2. Matzah Factory 3. JCC’s 8th Annual Indoor Triathlon 4. Story time at the Pre-Passover Pasta Party 5. Maj Day at the J




Hello from Israel!


Highlights from the JCC Adult Israel Trip, May 2017 6. Group at the Western Wall 7. Executive Director, Arnie Sohinki putting messages from JCC children in the Kotel 8. Getting ready for more sightseeing



Look what’s coming up... Save the Date for the Festival!


July 9-17 26 films, 4 venues, 9 days. New venue! Nazareth College Arts Center. More information on page 42.

Sunday, June 4, 4-5:30pm 20 min Workshop/45 min Yoga Flow Rebalance and recharge with an hourlong workshop and flow focusing on energy centers in your body called chakras. Enjoy colorful juices (martini look-a-likes) to celebrate the full spectrum of chakra colors. For more information, contact Val Redmond. $20 Member: $15



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Outdoor Triathlon Training at Markus Park Ballroom Dance Lessons Begins Wednesday, May 31, 6-8pm (No training July 12) For twelve weeks you will learn and train for an outdoor triathlon. Each week will consist of a bike ride, paired with a swim or run. Training plans, logistics, and a list of training gear will be provided at the start of the program. Instructor: Kim Levitsky For more information, contact Marisa Garber. $210 Member: $125

Tuesdays, 11am & Wednesdays, 6pm Learn the Foxtrot, Salsa, Merengue and more. Have fun and exercise at the same time. It’s a great social skill, improves posture, health, increases confidence and reduces stress. No partner? No problem! Group class is a great way to meet friends who share the same passion for dance. Instructor: Alexandra Roth For more information, contact Val Redmond. $125 Member: $100

Tour de Cure

Israeli Dance for Everyone

June 10, 2017 The Tour de Cure is a series of fund-raising cycling events held in forty states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association. It is a bicycle ride to raise money for diabetes research, and is not an actual race. All team members who raise $200 will receive a team cycling jersey. Join Team JCC Rochester by registering online.

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

20th Annual Rikud Rochester Israeli Dance Marathon & Workshop

ROC Boxing

Saturday, June 17, 7am-2pm Sunday, June 18, 1-5pm JCC Auditoriums Join together with dancers from the US and Canada for our 20th Annual Israeli Dance Marathon with guest programmer/teacher Ken Avner. For more information, contact Joy Getnick. $50/ Entire Weekend (includes Sunday dinner post dancing) $28/ Single Day Saturday $22/ Single Day Sunday

Mondays, 6pm & Fridays 9am Be prepared to feel exhilarated! Improve your strength, skills, and self confidence. Join an incredibly diverse group of people who come together to get strong and have fun! For more information, contact Val Redmond. 4 Class Sessions $80 Member: $60 Drop-in Rate $23 Member: $18

International Folk Dancing Mondays, 8-10pm Improve your brain 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 jccrochester.org

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TRY AN ONGOING GROUP X DANCE CLASS Swing Tuesdays, 9:30-10am

Line Dance Tuesdays, 10-10:30am

WERQ® Dance Fitness Wednesdays, 5:45-6:45pm

Nia Dance® Thursdays, 9:30-10:30am

Body in Motion Friday, 11:15am Saturday, 1:45pm

Zumba® Sunday, 9:15am Monday, 10am & 5:45pm Tuesday, 5:45am & 6:45pm Thursday, 6:45pm Friday 10am Saturday 11am

Zumba Gold® Wednesday, 11am


Summer Solstice Canal Walk Sunday, June 25, 11am Join Bev for a casual walk down the canal to celebrate the arrival of summer. We will meet at the Main Desk and travel leisurely down the canal to Schoen Place, where we will stop for ice cream and walk back. Don’t forget water and sunscreen! Member & Guests: Free

Summer Group Fitness Challenge ‘Fit Happens’ July 1- August 31 Register by Friday, June 23 Win a sizzling summer challenge t-shirt by collecting stickers in each group fitness class. Come join the summer fun. Register at the Main Desk. For more information, contact Val Redmond. Member: Free


Pilates Reformer & Chair

Semi-Private, 2 Person Sessions

Begins June 26 Sign up for small group classes, semi-private or private session packages. Price is per person. For more information, contact Val Redmond.

1 Session $45 Member: $35 3 Sessions $126 Member: $96 5 Sessions $200 Member: $150 10 Sessions $350 Member: $275

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


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women 20s - 40s


WELLNESS FOR COMMUNITY AND SELF Join other women for an opportunity to take care of your community and take care of yourself. Come with your donations of food items for the Open Door Mission and spend the first half of the event bagging contributions. Then focus on yourself: bring a yoga mat and enjoy a peaceful, relaxing yoga session. Please bring a photo ID if you are not a member of the JCC.

MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017 9:30 AM Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester 1200 Edgewood Ave | Rochester, NY 14618 Free of charge | Food donation requested

Donation suggestions: instant oatmeal packets, instant coffee/tea packets, dehydrated milk, granola bars, small cereal boxes, dried fruit or nuts, fruit cups with spoons. RSVP: Gmirochnik@jewishrochester.org

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SPECIALIZED FITNESS Parkinson’s Disease Stretching the Limits

Rock Steady Boxing

A group exercise class for individuals with varying stages of Parkinson’s disease.

Begins June 16, Fridays, 12pm Gives people with Parkinson’s disease improved quality of life through a boxing fitness program. Participants are conditioned for agility, speed and muscular endurance. Improve hand-eye coordination, footwork and overall strength helps defend against the disease. For more information, contact Val Redmond. 8 Classes $160 Member: $120

• Improve flexibility of the lower back and hip flexors, posture, balance. • Increase body awareness. • Build strength and flexibility to get up from a chair or the floor. Functional exercises are included. • Exercise modifications to meet individual needs. • Focus on what you can do in a positive setting. New participants are welcome to join a class at anytime during the session upon completing an evaluation for placement in the appropriate level. To schedule an evaluation and/or request a subsidy, contact Val Redmond.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Music, Mindfulness and Motion

July 12-September 6 Monday & Wednesday, 3-4pm July 11-September 12 Tuesday & Thursday, 3-4pm (no class September 4) For those who are mobile and can move around with limited assistance. Classes will include functional exercises such as getting up and down from the chair at the hand rail and gait training. $125 Member: $100

Tuesdays & Thursdays June 20-August 17, 1-1:55pm (No classes July 4, 11, 13, 18 and 20) Dance Studio This program, with the 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.

Stretching the Limits – Advanced


Stretching the Limits – Intermediate

July 12-September 6 Monday & Wednesday; 12-1pm (no class September 4) For those who are mobile and can move around without assistance. Classes will include functional exercises such as getting up and down from the floor and gait training. This faster paced class incorporates quicker movements. $125 Member: $100

Joints in Motion Tuesdays, 11am 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. For more information, contact Robert West. $50/Month Member: $30/Month

Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program The JCC is a provider for the Healthways SilverSneakers® fitness program. To receive your free JCC membership, present your Healthways SilverSneakers® card and your health insurance card at the time of joining. SilverSneakers® members must scan their key tag each time they visit the JCC. Your JCC membership includes participation in any of our group fitness classes, which are free with membership. Contact your health insurance carrier for eligibility information or by calling toll-free 888-423-4632. Check our schedule at jccrochester.org monthly for updated class days and times.

DID YOU KNOW? You may be eligible for a SilverSneakers® or Silver & Fit® membership?

SilverSneakers® Classic Mondays & Thursdays, 11-11:45am

SilverSneakers® Circuit

Tuesdays & Fridays, 11-11:45am

SilverSneakers® Yoga

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12-1pm

Silver&Fit® Silver & Fit provides eligible members with no-cost or low-cost fitness memberships and older adult-oriented group exercises classes through arrangements with certain health plans. Silver & Fit® is provided by American Specialty Health Fitness, Inc.; a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporation. To join the JCC, bring your health insurance card to the JCC Main Desk and compete a membership application. You can pay the $25 annual membership fee for 2017 by calling the American Specialty Health Fitness at 1-877-427-4788 or go online at silverandfit.com. Silver&Fit® members must scan their key tag each time they visit the JCC. Your membership includes participation in any of our group fitness classes, which are free with membership. Check our schedule at jccrochester.org monthly for updated class days and times.

Zumba® Gold Wednesdays, 11-11:45am

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


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Children & Famil CHILDREN & FAMILIES


for our little and not-so-little members!

The PiT FREE afterschool destination exclusively for youth and teens, ages 11-16. 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. 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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The Great DuBois – Masters of Variety


Saturday, June 3, 11am & 2pm Sunday, June 4, 2pm & 4:30pm All Ages/Hart Theater Back by popular demand! Michael DuBois’ Solo Circus and The Amazing Viktoria Grimmy amazed JCC audiences with magic, juggling, and circus/sideshow stunts.

Wednesdays, June 28-August 2; 9:30-11am Outdoor Splash Pool A chic meet for parents and their tots, ages 0-3 yrs (caregivers welcome too!) At Babyccino, we venture into a place where parenthood and childhood happily intersect in a warm Jewish atmosphere. It’s an hour and a half filled with music, rhythm, sensory exploration, giggles and bonding. $10/Class $50/6 Classes Babyccino is co-sponsored by Pittsford Chabad, The Resource Place, and PJ Library

This new show features new tricks and routines wrapped up in a cozy blanket of comedy. DuBois got his start performing as a JCC camper before appearances on Jay Leno and David Letterman catapulted him to international recognition. Grimmy is a fifth-generation circus performer and aerialist who created and performed circus acts for the Tony® Award-Winning Broadway production of Pippin and has performed with the Big Apple and Ringling Brothers Circuses. For more information, contact Freyda Schneider. $20 Adults/$16 Children Member: $18 Adults/$15 Children

THE PLACE FOR KIDS BEFORE + AFTER SCHOOL Gesher Before & After School Care

Registration for 2017-2018 School Year is Open and Ongoing! 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 and safe environment. 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 emphasize important social skills, sharing and cooperation. For more information, or to set up a tour, contact Marisa Garber.

Kindercrew Wrap-Around Care Registration for 2017-2018 School Year is Open and Ongoing! 9-11:30am & 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. Children who attend afternoon kindergarten can participate in morning KinderCrew from 9-11:30am, and children who attend morning kindergarten can attend afternoon KinderCrew, 11:30am-3pm. For more information, or to set up a tour, contact Marisa Garber.

Celebrate with us Birthday Parties! Plan your child’s next Birthday Party here at the JCC! Let our staff entertain your kids and run the party for you. We have many packages to choose from! Pool parties including Movie in the Pool, Mini Ark, PlayGym, In Zone, Bounce House, Reptiles, Magicians and a 70 ft Obstacle Course Bounce House! For more information, contact Shelby Dodds.

Bar and Bat Mitzvah Parties In addition to children’s birthday parties, the JCC is a great place to host your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration. We will work with you to create a unique event that your family will remember forever! Activities may include cocktail hour, dinner, swimming, movies, power point presentations, sport games, DJ, dancing and much more! For more information, contact Amy Exton.


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We’ve got your summer covered! Learn more about camps for all ages.



Hobby Camp Camp Sisol J-Sport Academy

Teen Travel at Camp Sisol

GRADES 3-6 KidSport at Camp Sisol TYKEs KidStage at Camp Sisol Specialty Camp at Camp Sisol

GRADES 7+ TYKEs Senior Academy

GRADE 10 Counselor in Training at Camp Sisol

GRADES 3-8 I Can Code






Grades 3–8 Learn cool 21st century programming skills and enjoy a great tech experience combined with outdoor activities. Our programming platforms enhance logical thinking, problem solving, math, physics, art and music. Build your own custom games in Scratch, JavaScript, Unity 3D Engine Minecraft JAVA Mods, websites, animation and virtual reality projects! Experience different coding platforms and VEX robotics.

Grades 7+ Join us for the brand new TYKEs Senior Academy, summer-style. This summer theater experience offers more advanced singing, acting and dance training for kids who are passionate about theatre, culminating with a hilarious on-stage performance of The Shoemaker and the Elves on the last day of camp. For kids interested in gaining more in-depth, on-stage theatre experience (plus some added fun in our pools and outdoor splash pool), this is the camp for you!

Campers work on custom lesson plans based on age, interest and skill level with qualified coding instructors. $349


Member: $330/Week

Member: $325/Week

SPORTS J-SPORT ACADEMY Grades K-6 Following our incredible renovation, we’re ready to take your game to the next level with J-Sport Academy! Each two-week session consists of real training for the up-and-coming athlete. The only JCC camp where you learn from the pros. Professional partners include: Wagner Soccer Academy, Genesee Valley Golf Club, Rochester Razorsharks basketball players and Tennis with a Certified USTA Tennis Coach. Campers get valuable professional instruction in the morning plus swimming and sports in the afternoon. 2 Weeks: $450 Member: $390 Full Summer: $1650 Member: $1400


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REGISTration OPENS Monday, June 12 Member Registration Opens: Monday, June 5! Visit our website for our schedule of open swim times.



TIME Sundays, 10-10:30am

Become comfortable in the water through water games, blowing bubbles, kicking & beginner floating. Class size: min 4 swimmers, max 12

Sundays, 10-10:30am

For the older baby or preschooler & parent. Become comfortable in the water, beginner kicking, floating, blowing bubbles, arm stroke & safety. Class size: min 4 swimmers, max 12

Sundays, 10-10:30am or 11-11:30am Wednesdays, 4-4:30pm or 4:30-5pm Thursdays, 4-4:30pm or 4:30-5pm

Water and class adaptation, kicking, floating, jumping in and putting the face in the water. Class size: min 3 swimmers, max 4

Sundays, 10-10:30am, 10:30-11am, or 11-11:30am Tuesdays, 4-4:30pm or 4:30-5pm Wednesdays, 4-4:30pm or 4:30-5pm Thursdays, 4-4:30pm or 4:30-5pm

For the child who is comfortable in the water but needs to work on basic swimming skills. Introduction to the front & back crawl, floating safety & rescue skills. Class size: min 3 swimmers, max 4

Sundays, 10-10:30am or 10:30-11am Tuesdays, 4-4:30pm or 4:30-5pm Wednesdays, 4-4:30pm or 4:30-5pm Thursdays, 4-4:30pm or 4:30-5pm

Students will be taught elementary backstroke, rotary breathing, front & back crawl development, safety, survival & rescue skills. Class size: min 3 swimmers, max 5

Sundays, 10:30-11am Tuesdays, 4:30-5pm Wednesdays, 4-4:30pm Thursdays, 4-4:30pm

For the child with front & back crawl for 10 yds. Course will review already learned strokes, introduce sidestroke & breast stroke kick, safety & rescue skills. Class size: min 4 swimmers, max 6

Sundays, 11-11:30am Wednesdays, 4:30-5pm Thursdays, 4:30-5pm

Coordinate and refine the key stokes. Butterfly, open turns & feet first surface dives are introduced. Class size: min 4 swimmers, max 6

3 - 4 YEARS



LEVEL 3 6+ YEARS Pre-requistie: Level 2

LEVEL 4 6+ YEARS Pre-requistie: Level 3

LEVEL 5 7+ YEARS Pre-requistie: Level 4


June 27-August 22 8-Weeks (No class July 4) $140

Member: $80

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. For more information and swim class placement, contact Stephanie Coffman. jccrochester.org

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JCC Jaws Swim Team Wednesday, 4:45-5:30pm Ages 7+ No limit to participant numbers Join the JCC’s swim team deigned to develop stroke efficiency and swimmer endurance. Swimmers will focus on the four strokes, flip turns and competitive starts. $156 Member: $96

JCC Masters Swim Team Tuesday & Thursday 6:30-7:45am Ages 18+ No limit to participant numbers 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. US Masters Coach: Rob West For more information, contact Robert West. $50/Month Member: $30/Month

Private/Semi Private Swim Lessons Lesson times and days are at your convenience. Anyone can learn to swim, or enjoy lessons to improve your current abilities. We offer one on one instruction for adults and children or semi private lessons designed for 2-4 participants. For more information, contact Stephanie Coffman.

Private Lessons 1 Lesson $50 Member: $30 3 Lessons $145 Member: $87 5 Lessons $234 Member: $140 10 Lessons $450 Member: $270

Semi Private Lessons 1 Lesson $60 Member: $35 3 Lessons $174 Member: $102 5 Lessons $280 Member: $164 10 Lessons $540 Member: $315


Heated Outdoor Pool Kiddie Pool Playground

Tennis Courts Basketball Court Ball Fields Beach Volleyball

Locker Rooms Picnic Area Stream & Pond 70 Acres for Hiking

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND HOURS Saturday, May 27 + Sunday, May 28, 10am-7pm Monday, May 29,10am-6pm

SEPTEMBER Monday, September 4 Labor Day, 10am-6pm The Markus Park pool will close for the season on Tuesday, September 5. For Markus Park rentals, call 461-2000 ext. 285.


JULY + AUGUST Saturday + Sunday, 10am-8pm July 3-4, 10am-6pm Begining July 5 Monday-Friday, 4-8pm


SUMMER HOURS JUNE June 3-June 25, Saturday & Sunday Only 10am-8pm June 26-June 30, Monday-Friday 1pm-8pm




Markus Park Opens Saturday, May 27!





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Shavuot Ice Cream Scoop Shop Thursday, May 25, 11:45am-12:30pm Auditorium A Enjoy a fresh scooped ice cream sundae in honor of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot. For more information, contact Joy Getnick. Free

Six Days in June Monday, June 5, 1pm Auditorium A As we note the 50th anniversary of the onset of the Six Day War, join us for a screening of Six Days in June: The War that Redefined the Middle East, a riveting documentary that utilizes extensive raw footage and interviews with the war’s key players to explore the war’s history and legacy. For more information, contact Joy Getnick. Free

AARP Safe Drivers Class June 5 & 7; July 3 & 5; August 7 & 9; 9-12pm Earn discounts on your auto insurance with the New York State-approved driver safety course. Payment must be made by check to AARP on the first day of class. Instructor: Pincus Cohen For more information, contact Carrie Dengler. $25 AARP Member: $20

Songs of Generations: A Yiddish Concert with the Mlotek Family Sunday, June 18, 2pm JCC Hart Theater Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer called Chana and Yosl Mlotek the “Sherlock Holmes” of Yiddish song. Experience the incredible scope of Yiddish song as performed by their son and grandchildren, including Zalmen Mlotek, the artistic director of the National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene. For more information, contact Joy Getnick. $8 in Advance, $10 at the Door Generously supported by the Congregation Beth Sholom Albert Sussman Memorial Education Fund.

Caring for a Parent/Loved One Support Group Wednesdays, June 21-July 19, 1pm Get the support you need to help care for an aging loved one. Registration is required 48hrs prior to meeting. Facilitator: Dee Schwartz, LMSW, Jewish Family Service For more information, contact Michele Ruda. Free

Congregatings: A Community Brown-Bag Lunch & Learn Series for Adults Monthly This community brown-bag lunch and learn series for adults meets monthly for engaging conversations and presentations on a great variety of topics. All are welcome. View full program online. Free

Ask the Experts in July: A Free Summer Speaker Series • Brain Fitness Thursdays July 6, 1pm Join us to learn how to keep our minds sharp as we practice healthy new lifestyle habits and brain fitness exercises. We will also have an opportunity to hear more about the Super Noggin Brain Fitness Program. Facilitator: Emily Krohn, LCSW-R, CDP, Owner Connection Compass, Certified Super Noggin Instructor

• Anti-Scam and Identity Security Thursday, July 13, 1pm A workshop to help consumers spot scams and avoid fraud will be facilitated by Lifespan. Learn how to protect yourself and those around you. Facilitator: Leita King, Life Span For more information, contact Michele Ruda.

• Rochester Person’s of Interest Thursday, July 20, 1pm Rochester is a fascinating city with rich history. Learn about the influential people who made it this way. Facilitator: Bob Vukosic Contact Michele Ruda to reserve your spot for one or all of these free summer speakers. Free

Thank you to The Harry and Regina Cornell Fund for their ongoing support of Jewish Life and Interfaith programming at the JCC.


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20-30’s Somethings Happy Hour Thursday, July 27, 6-8:30pm Bring some friends and join us for great live music by River Lynch, hors d’oeuvres and giveaways! You can enjoy an evening on our outdoor patio while sipping a cocktail. The price also includes drink tickets. For more information, contact Michele Ruda. $15 Member: $10 Co-Sponsored with the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester

Casino Day Trip ---------- is BACK ---------

Del Lago Casino Thursday, August 10 Leave JCC at 9 am Return to the JCC around 4pm Take your chances to win big at the Del Lago Casino and Resort. We will board a bus and head to Waterloo to try our luck. Cost includes transportation, lunch buffet and $20 free play money. $60 Member: $55


JCC Artist Showcase Thursday, August 3, 1-3pm, 6-8pm If you are an artist or appreciate art, come check this out! The JCC Art of Painting, Marquetry, Crafting, and Figure Drawing classes will have pieces on display. Ask questions about the artists, their work or the class. Some art will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Michele Ruda. Free

Senior Picnic by the Pool Thursday, August 17, 12pm Join us for lunch and fun! Musical guests Jean & Jerry Warren will sing and play guitar to your favorite tunes from the 40’s-70’s. Bring a friend and be entered into a drawing to win a spectacular prize! For more information, contact Michele Ruda. $10 Member: $8

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.

SAVE THE DATE Jewish Book Festival Sunday, November 5–Opening Night! Bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon.


Current Events

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 Member: $55

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

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

Book Club Mondays, June 19 & July 31 1-2:30pm Yiddish Center In conjunction with the Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival, we host a 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 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 materpiece. Facilitator: Nadia Sanow $20 Member: Free

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

Senior Day at the “J� Thursdays, 10:30am-1pm Fireside Lounge Looking to meet other adults in a casual atmosphere? A calendar of events including discussions, card games, bingo, movies and more are enjoyed each week. 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 1pm-2:15pm Room 2 Women 60+ Join other women who share the same goals and interests as you for engaging discussion, activities and special guests. Free Join any of these ongoing programs at ANY TIME! For more information, contact Carrie Dengler. jccrochester.org

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Local vs Organic: Is there a difference?

If we all strive to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables every day, does it matter if they are locally grown? Organic? Is there really a difference? Locally grown produce is just what it sounds like - fruits and vegetables that are grown within a range of where you live – generally within 100 miles of your home. Eating locally grown produce has many advantages including superior taste, increased nutrient availability, unique varieties, support for local farmers, contributing to the local economy, and producing lower carbon emissions. However, just because something is locally grown doesn’t automatically mean it is organic. Organic produce is simply food that is grown without conventional pesticides, fungicides and herbicides. It can be grown anywhere in the world –including near to where you live. Benefits of organic produce include lower pesticide/herbicide load, access to out-of season produce, and greater variety throughout the year (especially in the winter).

extensive certification process and pay annual fees to maintain its certification status. Simply asking a farmer about his or her methods can tell you a lot about the growing approach. Both methods are perfectly acceptable and will provide you with high quality produce.

locally grown produce simply tastes delicious

So, which is better? If I had to pick, I would select locally grown produce. Why? There are simply more benefits to eating locally grown produce than only selecting organic foods. And best of all, locally grown produce simply tastes delicious. Foods that are picked that day (or perhaps the day before) are significantly more flavorful and nutritious. Organic foods that are trucked in will most likely be picked several weeks prior to your purchase. This means that the foods are grown for transport, not for flavor or nutrition. And, as soon as produce is picked, it starts to lose some of its nutrients. The sooner you can eat fresh produce, the healthier it is. However, if you can find both locally grown AND organically grown produce, you have found the best of both worlds. Many local farmers use organic growing methods but may not necessarily be Certified Organic. To become Certified, a farmer must go through an

Because we can’t always get fresh produce here in Rochester, there are certainly times when we must choose foods that are neither locally nor organically grown. Furthermore, there are plenty of foods that will never be grown here such as oranges, avocados and mangoes. But even if a food is not locally grown OR organic, it is still very beneficial to eat – regardless of the growing methods. Getting the nutritional benefits that come with fresh produce will outweigh any possible negative effects of pesticides or lower nutrient values. If purchasing organic or locally grown produce is not in your budget, select what works best for you and your family and try for as much diversity as possible. Eating the rainbow - every color of produce – will provide you with greater health benefits regardless of where the produce was purchased or how it was grown. Adrienne Markus, AADP Certified Health Coach amarkus@jccrochester.org


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CHIP: Complete Health Improvement Program Wednesdays, September 13-January 10 9:30-11:30am, 6:30-8:30pm An intensive lifestyle medicine intervention program that focuses on whole-person health. Learn how to cook healthy, plant-based foods, increase physical activity and manage stress. Register now and learn more about what's included in the 18 sessions. Facilitated by: Ted D. Barnett, MD; Founder & Medical Director $1390 Member: $1170

Meet the Therapists GVPT: Genesee Valley Physical Therapy

25 Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Health!

Join us monthly for PT related lectures and screenings on various topics. Please register for the screenings online. June: Plantar Fasciitis July: Dizziness/Vertigo August: Shoulder Pain Lectures: Free Screenings: $5 (Must Register)

Wednesday, August 2, 1pm Do you ever wonder which health tips actually work? Learn 25 different, simple changes you can start doing TODAY to make a positive and beneficial impact to your health and well-being. Can you guess tip #1? Facilitator: Adrienne Markus, AADP Certified Health Coach $25 Member: $20



REIKI $20 off a one-hour reiki session with Jaclyn Cellura Crane. MASSAGE $20 off a one-hour massage with Tattiauna Couser. PERSONAL TRAINING $105 for three one-hour training sessions with a personal trainer of your choice. MEN’S SPA $20 off an upgrade to the spa for one month. For more information stop by the Main Desk or call 461-2000.

Healing with the Gong; Sound & Meditation Saturday, August 5, 4-6pm Yoga Studio We will experience physical and mental healing, positive energy and prosperity by clearing the mind of negativity and awakening the kundalini energy using these practices: • Breath (Pranayama) to rejuvenate the nervous system • Physical Yoga (Kriyas) to realign the body systems • Sound (Mantra & Gong) to release stored thought patterns & feelings • Meditation to connect to our higher consciousness

The Gong is the first and last instrument for the human mind, there is only one thing that can supersede and command the human mind, the soundof the gong. Yogi Bhajan

For more information, contact Val Redmond. $30 Member: $25


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3 FAMILY FILMS! Family ticket bundle available.





Monday, July 17 Nazareth College Arts Center Screening of the film Joe’s Violin, followed by a high-energy performance by contemporary string ensemble Barrage 8.


Film schedule and tickets available at rjff.org Underwritten by the William and Sheila Konar Foundation and Rubens Family Foundation

July 9-17 26 FILMS



Celebrating 17 years of bringing award-winning Jewish films to Rochester from all around the world! Featuring a new venue, closing night concert, 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-$4,999) Futerman Supporting Foundation Hillel Community Day School Stuart Levison, Collaborative Law Susan and Saul Marsh Lewis Norry Family Judy and Harold Samloff Bernard Schuster CHAI Fund Marcia Stern AGENT ($1,500-$2,499) B & B Recycling Brighton Memorial Chapel Class Action LLC/ Marc Frankel-Constable Debby Goldman Dr. Jocelyn Hicks-Brody Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester MassMutual New York State Mona Friedman Kolko Ilana and Merwyn Kroll Deborah Ronnen and Sherman Levey The Skirboll Family, Bunny & Mort Skirboll, Lisa & Larry Axelrod St. John’s

AGENT (continued) State of Israel Bonds Dr. Oren Weiss: Rochester Periodontal and Dental Implants LP Wolch, CPA’s, P.C.: Lorraine Wolch and Donald Onimus LEAD ACTOR ($500-$1,499) Anonymous Judith and Norman Blaustein Susan and Les Blumberg Betsy and Stuart Bobry Sharon Brodsky Walter and Elyse Capell David and Denise Cyrkin Dr. Eric Dreyfuss Roberta and David Feldman Mike and Heidi Fishman Marvin and Barbara Gray Robert and Merilyn Israel Bonnie Jackson Richard and Marcia Kaplan Rabbi Alan and Jan Katz Paulina and Larry Kovalsky Sharon Kovalsky Michael and Sue Lococo Drs. Margaret and Arnold Matlin Kenneth Merzel Barb Orenstein and Jim Present Dr. Gerald and Maxine Rosen Dr. Paul and Suzanne Rosenberg Noreen Salerno Joyce and Charles Schachter Elise and Joseph Wojciechowski

ACTOR ($360-$499) Esther C. Germanow EXTRA ($18-$359) Irma Bernstein Larry and Rose Bernstein Debi and Ralph Brenner Joyce Burg Judy Dell Dr. Perry Eck Debbi Goldberg in honor of Dave Silpe Perry and Dottie Howland Dolores L. Kleinberg Ilana and Merwyn Kroll in memory of Karen Zivan Maxine Manjos Greg and Karen Melnik Joanne Ouzer Marcia and Harry Rosenfeld Arlene and Howard Schenker Terry Schwartz and Richard Mader Bernice and Alan Shank Louise C. Vanni Bruce and Marianne Williamson SYLVIA AND PHILIP KOWAL FUND FOR THE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL Susan Kowal Carp in memory of Sylvia and Philip Kowal Richard Horwitz Bonnie Jackson Nancy Potter List reflects gifts recieved by 5/1/17.


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CENTERSTAGE THEATRE ANNOUNCES SEASON OF FIRSTS Artistic Director Ralph Meranto announced the 5-show new season, which is highlighted by an unprecedented 4 musicals and includes 4 works never before performed in Rochester. “Our focus has been to bring Rochester audiences the newest works from Broadway and Off-Broadway along with our own original works.” says Meranto. “Two of these shows have been on national tours that never hit our area, so once they became available, we grabbed them.” The previous season began with a CenterStage world-premiere play, Church & State, which recently opened Off Broadway at New World Stages. On the heels of that Off Broadway “first” for CenterStage, the new season is an entire of season of Rochester “firsts”. The season kicks off with a new production of Cooking with the Calamari Sisters...the first Calamari Sisters show that launched the national phenomenon and includes and new The Hit Makers show, the original music history series created by Meranto and musical director/arranger Casey Filiaci.

Cooking with the Calamari Sisters October 5-29, 2017 The Girls are Back! Delphine and Carmela Calamari return to Rochester in a new production of the 2010 show that started the phenomenon. $29 Member: $27 VIP Seat: $40 Member: $35

First Date, the Broadway Musical Comedy December 2-17, 2017 Music & Lyrics by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner AREA PREMIERE - A blind date turns into a hilarious dinner served with sides of Google background checks and fake emergency phone calls. Can this mismatched pair turn a dating disaster into something special before the check arrives? $29 Member: $27

The Hit Makers: And the Beat Goes On February 3-18, 2018 ALL-NEW SHOW - A musical tribute to the 1960s and 1970s when counterculture music went from underground to Top 40. $29 Member: $27

The Calamari Sisters (photo provided) opens the JCC CenterStage Season; the cast of The Hit Makers (photo by Steven Levinon).

Buyer & Cellar March 10-25, 2018 A Comedy by Jonathan Tolins AREA PREMIERE - Alex More is one of “the luckiest people in the world!” He’s scored the oddest of odd jobs as the lone employee of the shopping mall in the basement of Barbra Streisand’s Malibu home. Will this out-of-work actor develop a real friendship with Babs or will he be forever trapped underground? $29 Member: $27

The Bridges of Madison County, the Musical May 5-20, 2018 Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, Book by Marsha Norman Based on the Novel by Robert James Waller AREA PREMIERE - One of the most romantic stories ever written is now an irresistible, Tony Award-winning Broadway musical about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross. $29 Member: $27

Tickets and subscriptions are available by calling the JCC Box office at (585) 461-2000 or online at jcccenterstage.org.



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Looking for seasonal or part time work or know someone who is? We’re hiring at the JCC and many of our beloved camps!


COMMUNITY IS OUR MIDDLE NAME Our commitment to our Jewish and Greater Rochester community is a central part of our mission. The JCC is proud to cultivate these connections in order to fulfill our mission of providing opportunities for meaningful cultural enrichment, physical well being and social, educational, and recreational experiences for individuals and families. The JCC has been nominated for one of the top 20 places to take kids in Rochester. Vote for us today! Voting ends Friday, June 16. SPORTS FOR ISRAEL AWARDS LUNCHEON JUNE 4 The JCCs own Eke Aiono will be honored this year with the Distinguished Service Award along with other inductees to the hall of fame and award recipients. For tickets to the luncheon here at the JCC on June 4 at 1pm, call 461-2000. Support Sports for Israel and congratulate Eke! WE ARE SO PROUD TO ANNOUNCE! The JCC is to receive Brighton Chamber Award on June 7! Congratulations to our JCC leadership, staff, members, board, generous donors and friends for making this possible and helping us to make outstanding contributions to the Brighton community.

Thank You

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. The Our Vision, Our Future capital campaign is still underway and we thank the many whose gracious donations have made this expansion and renovation a reality. jccrochester.org

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Profile for Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester

JCC Rochester Summer 2017 Magazine  

JCC Rochester Summer 2017 Magazine