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POTLIGHT ON SPRING Spring Program Guide 2020 My Wellness • Family Dance Party • JCC Concert Series • Yoga + Barre Social REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER CAMP!

Grades 3–11 The Premier Jewish Overnight Camp In Upstate New York June 28–August 16 Register your child for the JCC’s overnight camp to have the summer of a lifetime! First time camp incentive grants are available. Learn more at

Grades K–7

Boundless Adventures and Forever Friendships June 29–August 28 Kids can safely explore new experiences, stoke a sense of adventure, and make life-lasting friendships. Learn more at jccrochester/


Purim Dinner

Join us for this community celebration and family event with Chabad at the JCC! Evening includes: music, dancing, crafts, costume contest, and more! 4:45pm Multimedia Megillah Reading 5:30pm Delicious Feast Adults: $23 Children 12 and under: $8 To RSVP by Sunday, March 1 call 585.271.0330 or online at

Tuesday March 10 4:45pm



Saturday + Sunday 8am–8pm

Family + Childcare


Youth Fitness


Adult Programs


Health + Wellness


Monday–Thursday 5am–9:30pm Friday 5am–5:30pm HOLIDAY HOURS Erev Passover Wednesday, April 8 Early Closing, 5:30pm

Fitness 9 Aquatic Programs


Arts + Culture


Passover Thursday, April 9 CLOSED Locker Rooms + Spas close 30min later. Please visit website for PlaySpaces hours. #JMyWay


FAMILY + CHILDCARE I Am Here Teen Weekend!


June 5–7, Camp Seneca Lake For Rochester and Buffalo youth currently in grades 8–11. An amazing weekend for teens to focus on values and connection. Learn more: Jane Amstey at or ext. 223.

Family Camp



Drop-off the kids while you work out or relax in the cafe.

ADD PLAYSPACES TO YOUR FAMILY MEMBERSHIP FOR JUST $20/mo. The JCC offers four play areas for children ranging

from 6 weeks to 16 years: PiT, InZone, PlayGym, and SitterService. See area descriptions and hours of operation online. Visit the Main Desk to customize your membership and add on today. #JMYWAY

August 21–23, Camp Seneca Lake Have fun with your family and your Mishpacha of the heart. Enjoy arts and crafts, waterfront activities, pool, ropes course, archery, Shabbat dinner and service, and quiet moments in nature. Babysitting/youth camp provided for parents to allow time for adult activities. Learn more: Amie Volz at avolz@ or ext. 222


Wednesday, 9:30–10:30am; Erdle Lounge Spring Session: April 29–June 17 A chic meetup for parents (or caregivers) and their little ones ages 0–3 to bond in a warm, Jewish atmosphere. Join us for music, rhythm, and sensory exploration! $10/Class (Discount for full session) Co–sponsored by Pittsford Chabad, PJ Library and the JCC

J Cation Days

Grades K–6 When school’s out, the JCC is open! Pricing and extended care info online. Preregistration is required. Brighton Superintendent’s Day: April 3 Spring J Cation: April 6–10 (Closed for Passover April 9) Hillel J Cation: April 13–17 Long Weekend J Cation: May 22 Hillel J Cation: May 29


The Wolk Children’s Center and Before + After School Care offer full-day childcare for children ages 8 weeks–preschool, and wrap–around care for the grades K–6 crowd in our renovated, kid–friendly spaces. Call for a tour today. Learn more: Denise Johnson, at 585.461.2000 or ext. 505.


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Family Soccer

TYKEs ACADEMY Youth Drama Classes

Ages 5–7: Thursdays, April 16–June 4, 4–5pm Ages 8+: Mondays, April 13–June 1, 4–5:30pm JCC Hart Theater Inspire your budding actor with after–school theatre classes kids love! Aspiring thespians learn about dramatic arts as they develop self–confidence, creative thinking, teamwork, empathy, communication skills, and much more. Member: $115 Non-Member: $135

The Emperor’s New Clothes

Monday, April 13–Saturday, April 18; JCC Hart Theater Ages 5+ Missoula Children’s Theatre returns to TYKEs for the 16th incredible show–in–a–week. Children rehearse and perform this full–length musical complete with set, costumes, props, and stage makeup. A limited number of performance slots are still available for children ages 8+ (waiting list for kids ages 5–7). Learn more/register: Freyda Schneider at or ext. 269 $175/Week

Sport Court Fun

Mondays, April 13–June 1, 4:20–5:20pm; Gym Grades 3–6 Develop skills and compete in a variety of sports and gym class games. Instruction includes skill-based mini games and scrimmages. Instructor: Brendon W. Member: $100 Non-Member: $125

Run Club

Wednesdays, April 15–June 3, 4:20–5:20pm; Track Build endurance in a fun and unique way. We will combine laps and use that mileage to go on a virtual trip west. Instructor: Brendon W. Member: $100 Non-Member: $125

Table Tennis

Fridays, January 10–March 28, 4:20–5:20pm; Gym Learn and develop fundamental table tennis skills, improve hand-eye coordination, and compete in fun mini-games. Instructor: Brendon W. Member: $100 Non-Member: $125

YOUTH FITNESS Pre-K Mixed Sports + Games

Sundays, April 12–May 31, 3:30–4:15pm; Gym A unique family-based program where parents, kids, and coaches come together to learn and enjoy the game of soccer. All levels welcome. Instructor: Brendon W. Member: $75 Non-Member: $100


Creative Kids Dance

Sundays, April 12–May 31, 11–11:45am; Aud C Learn the fundamentals of a variety of sports including soccer, basketball, and more. Engage in imaginative play, sports instruction, and gym class games. Instructor: Brendon W. Member: $100 Non-Member: $125

Tuesdays, April 14–June 2, 4:30–5:15pm; Dance Studio Grades K–3 A full dance experience including tap, jazz, ballet, and creative movement. Creative Kids Dance instructors focus on the fundamentals of dance, and tumbling. Member: $80 Non-Member: $100

Grades K–2 Sports + Scrimmage


Jr. RazorSharks Youth Basketball

Grades 3–6 Sports + Scrimmage


Sundays, April 12–May 31, 1–2pm; Gym Develop fundamentals and skills in a variety of sports in this 1-hour class consisting of drills, mini-games, and extended scrimmage time. Instructor: Brendon W. Member: $100 Non-Member: $125

Tuesdays, April 14–June 2, 4:30–5:20pm; Gym Grades K–2 + 3–8 Learn from the pros! Develop game-based skills with this Junior NBA program and certified USA coaches from the Rochester RazorSharks. Member: $100 Non-Member: $125

Sundays, April 12–May 31, 2:15–3:15pm; Gym Strengthen sport specific skills for soccer, flag football, basketball, and more. Apply the skills you develop in extended scrimmage time. Instructor: Brendon W. Member: $100 Non-Member: $125 #JMyWay




Kesher: Connection Celebrating Purim Together

AARP Safe Drivers Class

Sunday, March 1, 4–6pm; Aud A Open to adults with disabilities and their families. Enjoy hamantaschen, Purim activities, making “Mishlo’ach Manot”* (food baskets) for the Brighton Food Cupboard, prizes, and meeting new friends! A $25 Amazon gift card will be raffled off among those who attend! For more information, contact Sharon Shafrir at or ext. 290. *Please bring non–perishable food donations. Free

“Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup” with Wonderspark Puppets

Sunday, April 19; Aud C Puppet Show: 2pm, Workshop: 3pm Voted “Best Puppet Theater in NYC” by TimeOut New York Kids! A puppet show based on the beloved PJ Library book by Pamela Mayer. Two grandmothers, one Jewish and one Chinese, come up with elaborate ways to show their granddaughter that their cultural heritage (their chicken soup) is the best. Recommended for ages 3–8. Free Underwritten by the Michael Grossman family in honor of all mothers, grandmothers, & great grandmothers, including Eileen Grossman and Marion Grossman.

Yom HaZikaron – Israel’s Memorial Day

Monday, April 27, 6:30pm Ceremony and program commemorating Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror Free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Learn more:

Yom Ha’atzmaut Israel’s Independence Day Celebration

Wednesday, April 29, 5pm Fun activities and crafts for the whole family “I Love Israel” Parade, food and music! Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester in partnership with the Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester. Learn more:

Talking Tachles with the ShinShinim

March 24, May 11, June 4, 7pm The Federation is delighted to share this opportunity to connect with our ShinShinim (a Hebrew acronym for Shnat Sherut or “year of service”) recent Israeli high school grads who share Israeli culture with community members of all ages. Learn more: Free


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Monday + Wednesday, 9am–12pm Conference Room March 16 + 18 April 20 + 22 May 11 + 13 Payment by check to AARP required by the first day of class. Instructor: Patrick Fox AARP Member: $20 Non-Member: $25

Give Back with the J

Thursday, March 5, 2:45–4:45pm Rochester Highlands; Fun for Purim – Teaching our Children the Message of Purim Join the JCC as we give back to our community together. Advance registration required. Learn more: Jen Fox at or ext. 214.

Norma’s Mother’s Day Craft Fair

May 4–6, 9am–3:30pm; Auds Lobby Purchase homemade crafts from our JCC Open Craft and Copper Enameling class just in time for Mother’s Day.

Book Club

First Monday of the Month, 1pm; Room 2 Books selected by the group. Learn more: Jen Fox at or ext. 214. Facilitator: Michael M. Free


Tuesday, 8:30–10am; Aud A An informal group of retired and almost–retired men who get together for good conversation, engaging presentations, bagels, and coffee. Free

Current Events

Wednesdays, 11am–1pm; Room 2 Discuss and analyze important issues of the day. Respect for all opinions leads to exciting dialogues. Facilitator: Bob S. Free

TechAge Adult Computer Learning Center

Helping adults enhance their lives through the use of ever-changing technology. Classes for Windows computers and mobile devices. Full schedule online. Free “Help Sessions” Monday–Friday, 12–2pm FEATURED CLASSES • Get Comfortable with Windows 10 • Protect Yourself from Computer Scams & Viruses • Get Organized – File Management • Using Gmail & Google Apps • Get to Know your Android Phone or Tablet • Get to Know your iPhone or iPad – Basics, Apps, Email, Photography and more • What’s New in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 for iPhones and iPads

DANCE Israeli Folk Dance

Sundays, Dance Studio Beginner, 6:30–7pm Open Dancing & Instruction, 7–9pm Explore and celebrate Israeli music and culture through dance. Instructor: Max S. Member: $5/Class Non-Member: $7/Class

International Folk Dance


Mondays, 7:45–9:45pm; Dance Studio A great way to exercise, socialize, hear some great music, and learn about the cultures of other countries. Instructors: Alene B. & Sarada G Member: $5/Class Non-Member: $7/Class

The Art of Painting

Save with 10 Pack Punch Cards! Member: $45 Non-Member: $63

Mondays, 10am–2pm Session 1: March 16–April 27; Art Studio Session 2: May 4–June 29; Aud A An open studio for painters of all levels and all mediums, with instructor support. Instructor: Allison R. Session 1: Member: $49 Non-Member: $63 Drop–In: $9/Day Non-Member: $11/Day Session 2: Member: $56 Non-Member: $72 Drop–In: $9/Day Non-Member: $11/Day


Wednesdays, 9am–2pm; Art Studio An art form 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 S. Free

Open Craft Studio with Copper Enameling

Thursdays, 9am–2pm; Art Studio An open craft studio for crafters of all mediums. Kilns available for copper enameling. Please bring your own supplies. Facilitator: Norma G. Free


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With the JCC’s J My Way membership program, what you want and what you pay for go hand-in-hand. Build your membership with over 100 classes offered weekly! #JMyWay 7

Parkinson’s Exercise Open House


Y WELLNESS A monthly health series in partnership with Rochester Regional Health Free; All are welcome


Wednesday, April 1, 12–1:30pm; UGX Studio Part I of Parkinson’s Awareness Series Observe our Stretching The Limits for Parkinson’s class. Meet our knowledgeable instructors and hear our guest speaker discuss topics related to Parkinson’s. Instructors: Joween O. + Christy S.

Parkinson’s Disease 101 What Everyone Should Know

Wednesday, March 4, 1–2pm; Aud C Cognitive health is a crucial component of healthy aging and ensuring quality of life. Learn about resources to enhance brain health. Presenter: Alzheimer’s Association

Wednesday, April 22, 1–2pm; Aud C Part II of Parkinson’s Awareness Series This session will provide attendees with information about Parkinson’s Disease–who’s at risk, early signs, motor and non–motor symptoms, average age of diagnosis, genetics and gender. Presenter: Nancy Nealon, LMSW; Parkinson’s Foundation New York/New Jersey Chapter

Scam Free

Healthy Nails + Feet

Spring Into Health with RRH: Meet + Greet

Breast Cancer Awareness + Prevention

Healthy Brain Initiatives

Wednesday, March 11, 1–2pm; Aud C Your best defense against scams, identity theft, and fraud is knowledge. Become an empowered adult. Learn how to identify red flags and tips to avoid becoming a victim of a scam. Presenter: Leita King, Lifespan

Thursday, April 30, 1–2pm; Room 2 Learn the importance of proper foot care related to quality of life. Karen Boss, RN will address risk factors, normal aging changes, fall prevention and appropriate footwear. Facilitator: Karen Boss, RN Member: Free Non-Member: $10

Wednesday, March 18, 1–5pm; Aud Lobby Get important health and wellness information about specialists within the Rochester Regional Health system, free blood pressure checks, health assessments, and customized support from RRH’s new Nurse Navigator, Laurie Langdon, BSN, RN. Facilitator: Laurie Langdon, BSN, RN at RRH Wellness Center at the JCC

Wednesday, May 13, 6–7pm; Aud C Part I of Breast Cancer Awareness Series Learn the importance of annual mammograms, breast cancer diagnoses, and general information about the Rochester Regional Mobile Mammography Van and Breast Cancer Center. Light refreshments will be provided for this two-part series. Presenter: Rochester Regional Health Breast Center

How to Keep Your Brain Healthy

Rochester Regional Health; Driving Breast Health

Thursday, March 19, 6–7pm; Aud C Learn what the normal changes in our thinking and memory are as we age, what methods to use to keep your brain healthy and how to best maintain cognitive abilities. Presenter: David Gill, MD, FAAN – Cognitive and Behavioral Neurologist; Director, Memory Center at Unity

Medicare + You: Congregations Lunch + Learn

Thursday, March 26, 12–1:15pm; Theater Lobby Learn the A, B, C and D’s of Medicare while taking a look at strategies consumers often use to make the best coverage choices for themselves. This is a brown–bag lunch event. Presenter: Charmel Trinidad, Lifespan


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Wednesday, May 20, 7am–1pm and Thursday, May 21, 1–7pm; JCC Bus Loop Part II of Breast Cancer Awareness Series The Mobile Mammography Center is making state-of-the-art breast cancer screenings more accessible to women throughout our community. In just 15 minutes, you’ll get the same private breast screening that you would at an imaging center. It’s quick, easy, and provided at no cost to you. Advance registration preferred via 585–922–PINK or online at

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, March 18 & Monday, May 18 2–7pm; Aud C Come help save a life! Advance registration preferred via 1–800–RED–CROSS (1–800–733–2767). Walk–ins welcome.

Genesee Valley Physical Therapy Lectures & Screenings; Conference Room For screenings please sign up in advance at the Main Desk for a 20-minute time slot. Presenter: Sarah Lipinski, MS, PT • Lower Back Lecture: Tuesday, March 3, 12–1pm Screening: Tuesday, March 10, 12–2pm • Core Lecture: Tuesday, April 14, 12–1pm Screening: Tuesday, April 21, 12–2pm • Aquatic Lecture: Tuesday, May 5, 12–1pm Screening: Tuesday, May 12, 12–2pm

SPECIALIZED FITNESS Stretching The Limits for Parkinson’s

A group exercise class for individuals with varying stages of Parkinson’s disease. Improve flexibility, increase body awareness, and build strength. Functional exercises included. Modifications shown to meet individual needs. Medical clearance is required to participate. Learn more: Eva Mancarella or ext. 225. Mondays + Wednesdays, 12–1pm Session 1: February 24–April 15 Session 2: April 20–June 10 Instructor: Joween O. Tuesdays + Thursdays, 2:30–3:30pm Session 1: February 18–April 14 Session 2: April 21–June 15 Instructor: Christy S. Member: $100/Session Non-Member: $125/Session

Celebrate the launch of the newest BODYPUMP music and choreography!

EAP INTO BODYPUMP #113 March 1–March 7, DGX Studio Ages 13+

BODYPUMP is a barbell workout for anyone looking to get lean, toned, and fit –fast. Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition, BODYPUMP gives you a total body workout. Instructors will coach participants through moves and techniques while pumping out encouragement, motivation and great music. You’ll leave the class feeling challenged and motivated, and ready to come back for more. Come to any BODYPUMP class during these select dates for inspired workouts, raffles, prizes, and fun! See Group X Schedule for class times + instructors. Group X Add-On Membership: Free Member w/o Group X Add-On: $10 Non-Member: $17 ($10 Drop-in + $7 Guest Pass)



Cardiac Rehabilitation

Phase 3 cardiac rehabilitation is the next step in the continuum of physical therapy after a cardiac event. This program involves intense exercise and activity while you continue to monitor your body’s response to increased workloads. See schedule at Instructor: Carm H. Member: $80/Month Non-Member $96/Month

Music, Mindfulness + Motion

This program gives people with early to mid-stages of dementia an opportunity to exercise with others in a safe and nurturing environment along with their caregivers. Classes focus on aerobic exercise, strength conditioning, and balance. Pre-registration and a brief, private assessment are required before beginning this program. To register or schedule your assessment, please call 585.461-2000, ext. 831 or 817. See schedule at Instructors: Certified Personal Trainers, Kathy M.+ Carm H. Free Generously underwritten by the Konar Family Foundation

Give these GROUP X classes a try! COMPOUND X Tuesdays, 5:45pm Instructor: Eva M. H.I.I.T Cycle Tuesdays, 4:30pm Instructor: Niki C. Mixed Levels Vinyasa Yoga Fridays, 12:30pm Instructor: Meaghen P.




Honoring Harold + Terri Bobry Save the Date Monday, June 8 Irondequoit Country Club Co-Chairs Larry Axelrod + Robert Fogel Benefiting Camp Seneca Lake + JCC Day Camp For questions, please contact


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Kundalini Yoga: Chakras

ADULT FITNESS Reap the benefits of Pilates through apparatus training on the reformer and chair. Improve flexibility, balance and strength, all while creating a lean physique. See schedule at Instructor: Carrie B. + Bev H. Member: $150/Session Non-Member: $180/Session

Sundays, 2:15–3:45pm; Yoga Studio Session 1: March 1–April 5 Session 2: April 19–May 24 Join us in this powerful technique of releasing resistance and opening new pathways to your physical, mental, and spiritual energy flow. Combine the technology of Kundalini Yoga and meditation to awaken and deepen your healing capacity. Instructor: Sat Dharm Singh Khalsa Member: $48/Session Non-Member: $72/Session Drop-In: $10/Day Non-Member: $15/Day

Cardio Reformer + Jump Board

Family Dance Party

6 Week Pilates Group Reformer + Chair Classes


9:15–10:15am; Pilates Studio Session 1: Mondays, February 17–24 Session 2: Wednesdays, February 19–26 Session 3: Fridays, February 21–28 A more athletic and dynamic approach to Pilates reformer training, infusing cardio intervals on the jump board. Previous Pilates or barre experience encouraged. See schedule at Instructor: Carrie B. Member: $50/Session Non-Member: $60/Session

Yoga + Barre Fusion Social


Sunday, March 15, 9–10:30am; Aud B Ages 13+ Mind and body come together in this fun, fusion-style class. End your workout with a refreshing, complimentary healthy beverage and a chance to socialize with members and instructors. Please bring your own yoga mat, a limited supply will be provided. Instructors: Tisah B. + Eva M. Member: $16 Non-Member: $20

Spring into Fitness

Sunday, April 19, 10:45am–12:15pm UGX + Cycling Studio Test out some of the JCC’s hottest cardio formats with this special, sampler-style class consisting of Zumba, Strong by Zumba®, and H.I.I.T. Cycle. Please note that unlike classic Zumba dance fitness, Strong by Zumba® is a high intensity interval training workout. Modifications will be shown. Instructors: Eva M., Niki C. + Crisanta T. Group X Add-On Membership: Free Member w/o Group X Add-On: $10 Non-Member: $17 ($10 Drop-in + $7 Guest Pass)


Sunday, May 17, 10:45–11:45am Sensory Friendly: Sunday, May 31, 10:45–11:45am UGX Studio Ages 3–12 with a parent/guardian Join us for a class of Zumba Kids® dancing and dance games designed for kids and their grown–ups. Be part of the joy of music and dance felt all over the globe! Take part in a special sensory friendly option on May 31. Instructor: Sue G. Member: $8/Adult $2/Child Non-Member: $10/Adult $3/Child

ADULT RECREATION Monday Night Pickleball Ladder League

Mondays, April 13– June 15, 7–9:30pm; Gym Come on out and join our Pickleball league! A variety of levels of play welcome from no experience to 3.9 rating. Play three games, first to 11, the highest scoring player moves up and the lowest scoring player moves down a ladder. Instructor: Jenn M. Member: $40 Non-Member: $60

Advanced Thursday Night Pickleball Ladder League

Thursdays, April 16–June 18, 7–9:30pm; Gym This ladder league is for advanced players with a rating of 4.0+. This league will have six matches per night. Matches are first to 11, lowest score moves down and highest score moves up. Two hours of play and a 10-week session. Member: $80 Non-Member: $100

Men’s 4v4 Spring Basketball League

Tuesdays, April 14–July 14, 6–9:30pm; Gym Sign up as a team or as an individual and we will find you a team. This is a fun and competitive adult basketball league. Every game will be officiated by certified, high-school basketball referees. Member: $100 Non-Member: $125 #JMyWay


SWIM LESSONS Lean more: Renee Rosenkranz at or ext. 289.

Tiny Tots & Parents 1

Ages 8 months–2 years old Parents and children are introduced to the water and become comfortable through water games, songs, floating and fundamental safety and aquatic skills for parents. Aimed at children who are not yet able to respond to verbal cues or jump on land.

Level 5: Development of Stroke Ages 7+ This is an intermediate class for children who can swim 50 yds. (2 laps) and can swim breaststroke. Students will build endurance in preparation for swimming greater distances. Level 6: Mechanics of Stroke Ages 7+ This is an advanced class to work on all four competitive strokes. Students must be able to swim 50 yds. (2 laps) continuously with rotary breathing as well as improving all four competitive strokes. WINTER SESSION 2 February 23–March 26 Tuesdays–Thursdays, 4–5:30pm Sundays, 10am–1pm

WINTER SESSION 2 Sundays, February 23–March 22, 9:30–11am SPRING SESSION 1 Sundays, April 13–May 10, 9:30–11am

SPRING SESSION 1 April 13–May 15 Tuesdays–Thursdays, 4–5:30pm Sundays, 10am–1pm

Member: $55/Session

Member: $70/Session

Non-Member: $70/Session

Tiny Tots & Parents 2

Ages 8 months–2 years old Parents and children explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. For children who are not comfortable being in the water without a parent, and can respond to verbal cues and jump on land. WINTER SESSION 2 Sundays, February 23–March 22, 9:30–11am SPRING SESSION 1 Sundays, April 13–May 10, 9:30–11am Member: $55/Session

Non-Member: $70/Session

Group Swim Lessons: Levels 1–6

Level 1: READY Ages 3–4 This introductory class for children who are new to swimming and/or nervous in the water. Our goal is to develop confidence around the water, head submersion, and breath control. Level 2: SET Ages 4–5 This class is for children who are comfortable in the pool and submerge their heads willingly. Students will learn floating, gliding, and water safety skills. Level 3: GO Ages 5–7 This level is for children who are able to swim independently short distances and are ready to learn the basics of freestyle and backstroke. Level 4: Introduction to Stroke Ages 7+ This level is for children ready to swim 25 yds. (1 lap) on their own. Introduces breaststroke and rotary breathing, as well as (teaching) all four competitive strokes.


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Non-Member: $90/Session

Jellyfish Swim Team

Ages 7–15 An aerobic-based training group that meets to learn the basics of competitive swimming. Participants will improve their swimming stroke technique as well as part of a noncompetitive team. WINTER SESSION 2 February 23–March 26 Tuesdays–Thursdays, 5–5:45pm SPRING SESSION 1 April 13–May 15 Tuesdays–Thursdays, 5–5:45pm 1 Practice/Week Member: $90 Non-Member: $110 2 Practices/Week Member: $160 Non-Member: $190 3 Practices/Week Member: $210 Non-Member: $250

AQUATIC PROGRAMS Learn more: Renee Rosenkranz at or ext. 289.

Adult Learn-to-Swim Clinics

Tuesdays, March 3–May 25, 6–7pm Ages 16+ Clinics help adult beginning and intermediate swimmers develop and improve their distance and stroke efficiency. Classes are not continuous in content–stop by any session to receive swimming feedback. Member: $22/Class Non-Member: $28/Class

American Red Cross Lifeguard Class

Session 1: April 6–10, 9–6pm Session 2: May 7, 4–9pm, May 9 & 10, 9–6pm Ages 15+ To be certified, student must pass a skills test by swimming 300 yards and extracting a brick in deep water. Receive the latest science–based training on how to create a safe swimming environment and help save a life. Member: $200 Non-Member: $250

Aqua Body Strong™ Standup Fitness Boards 1 Class Member: $14 Non-Member: $18 4 Class Package Member: $48 Non-Member: $85 8 Class Package Member: $80 Non-Member: $128

Fit to the Core

Mondays, 6:30–7:30pm Come lay, sit, kneel or stand up in our Pilates based stand–up paddle board class. Your balance on the board will activate core strength and stability, and fire up your major muscle groups. Instructor: Bev H.

Strength + Cardio

Tuesdays, 5–6pm The new balance and strength-based workout that challenges you to maintain proper postural control and alignment by performing Yoga, H.I.I.T, Pilates, and resistance band exercises while having the time of your life. Instructor: Christy S.

Growing Younger

Wednesdays, 12–1pm Active agers are going to love our low-impact, core-stabilization workout that is gentle on the body and all–around fun. Instructor: Christy S.

Rock + Roll

Thursdays, 9:30–10:30am The golden oldies of music and motion. Come jam out to rock and roll classic music while testing your balance on our stand–up paddle boards. Instructor: Bev H.

Power + Flow

ABS flow engages every muscle in your body by incorporating yoga postures with strong energetic transition. Tone your body, build balance, improve flexibility, and increase your metabolism. Thursdays, 6–7pm Instructor: Maddy R. Sundays, 1–2pm Instructor: Beth H.



Back to Basics: Acting Workshop


20 RJFF turns

in 2020

Wednesday, May 27, 6–9pm; JCC Hart Theater Ages 12+ Through improvisation, scene work, and partner exercises, students will explore how to break down text, stay present in the moment, follow their instincts, and bring themselves into their character. A great class for those looking to learn, develop, and/or brush–up on the skills that are the foundation of dynamic acting. Participants do not need to prepare anything for this class. Instructor: Lindsay W.B. Member: $38 Non-Member: $45

July 12-19 SWEAT

March 21–April 5, 2020 Area Premiere –2017 Pulitzer Prize-Winner by Lynn Nottage A group of factory workers share laughs, drinks, and dreams of a better life until layoffs and picket lines threaten their ability to stay afloat. Based on interviews with residents of Reading, PA.

CENTERSTAGE ACADEMY Nail Your Audition: Vocal Workshop

Monday, March 30, 6–9pm; JCC Hart Theater Ages 12+ Handle yourself with poise in the audition room and deliver a compelling audition that will land you the role. Come with two 32–bar selections (with sheet music in an appropriate key) and receive coaching on character development and vocal technique. Instructor: Laura Jean D. Member: $38 Non-Member: $45

Heat Up Your Cold Read Audition: Acting Workshop

Saturday, April 11, 10am–1pm; Hart Theater Ages 12+ Students will explore how to break down text, follow direction, and bring themselves into different characters quickly deliver a memorable cold read audition. A great class for those looking to learn, develop, and/or brush–up on the skills that are the foundation of dynamic audition technique. Instructor: Janine M. Member: $38 Non-Member: $45


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May 2–17, 2020 The Smash Musical Hit Based on the Songs of ABBA Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, Book by Catherine Johnson Over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story, and the ABBA songs that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show. A hilarious and tune-filled story of a romance, love, and a young bride in search of her birth father to walk her down the aisle.

SURVIVORS Monday, May 4, 7pm; JCC Hart Theater A Play by Wendy Kout Crafted from the actual testimonies of 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 inspirational and uplifting play ensures that the voices of our Survivors will never be silenced. Performance schedule and tour booking details at


Wednesday, March 4, 7:30pm, JCC Hart Theater (SOLD OUT) ADDED SHOW! Tuesday, March 3, 7:30pm From blues to funk to rock to jazz, Melvin Seals serves up a tasty mix with a little R&B and gospel thrown in to spice things up.


Sunday, April 19, 2pm; JCC Hart Theater Rochester native and Eastman grad Jon Simon performs jazz piano interpretations of Jewish music.


Monday, April 20, 8pm; JCC Hart Theater Back at the JCC after last year’s SOLD OUT show. Rock’s first Supergroup, Cream, was a chemical explosion like no other. Fifty years since their earth-shaking debut album, the pedigree of that hallowed trilogy, Kofi Baker (son of Ginger) and Will Johns (Clapton’s nephew and son of Zeppelin/Stones engineer Andy) unite with master musicians Sean McNabb and Chris Shutters to pay tribute to Cream’s legendary four-album reign over the psychedelic 1960s. A multi-media show with live music performed by master musicians, personal stories and rare family footage and photographs. A backstage pass like no other.

UPGRADE YOUR WORKOUT AT THE JCC SPA Take advantage of these great amenities and more. Add on the Men’s or Women’s Spa for $54/mo. • Individual Lockers • Whirlpool, Steam Room + Dry Sauna • Vanity Bar • Laundry + Towel Service • Lounge


Tuesday, May 12, 7:30pm; JCC Hart Theater Bromberg’s mastery of guitar, fiddle, Dobro, and mandolin is legendary, earning him the title of American icon.

Visit the Main Desk to learn more or schedule a tour of the Spa. #JMyWay


Spring Into Health with RRH Meet + Greet Free event, all are welcome.

Wednesday, March 18, 1–5pm JCC Auditorium Lobby

Get important health and wellness information about specialists within the Rochester Regional Health system, free blood pressure checks, health assessments, and customized support from RRH’s new Nurse Navigator, Laurie Langdon, BSN, RN. Facilitator: Laurie Langdon, BSN, RN at RRH Wellness Center at the JCC

To learn more or make an appointment with the Nurse Navigator call 585.461.2000 ext. 232.

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Spring 2020 Program Guide