JUMP IN! It Always Feels Like Summer, Even in Winter, at the JCC! • • • •
Water Polo Swim Lessons Aquatic Personal Training HydroRider and more...
ROB Physical Therapist
Hours Saturday & Sunday 8am – 8pm Monday – Thursday 5am – 9:30pm
JCC Fall Highlights
Friday 5am – 5:30pm
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 23 7am – 1:30pm
Children + Families
December J-Cation Camp
Christmas Eve Sunday, December 24 8am – 5:30pm
Youth + Teen
What’s New in the Pools…
Christmas Day Monday, December 25 8am – 5:30pm
New Year’s Eve Sunday, December 31 8am – 5:30pm New Year’s Day Monday, January 1 7am – 1:30pm
50 Wellness 52
Senior Adults Living & Thriving
Locker Rooms & Spas close 30 minutes later.
JCC Board of Directors President Richard Gray Vice Presidents Daniel Goldstein Loren Flaum Justin Goldman Karen Menachof Secretary Staci Henning Treasurer Howard Cohen 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
LOTS OF LATKAS! MEMBER FAMILY HANUKKAH DINNER Wednesday, December 6 5-6:30pm; Auditorium
Itâ€™s party time! Join us for a special JCC member family Hanukkah dinner with a Hanukkah themed puppet show, crafts, and activities. The menu will feature pizza bagels, salads, dessert, and of course latkas with all the fixings. Food provided by Harvest Eatery (kosher/vegetarian). Dairy free, gluten free, and nut aware options available by advance request. For more information, contact Joy Getnick. RSVP by Monday, December 4. $6/person; children two and under are free
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 JCC STAFF Executive Director Arnie Sohinki Associate Executive Director Eke Aiono Membership Director Barbara Conklin Marketing Director Lyndsay Polizzi Director of Philanthropy Debra Walker Chief Financial Officer Mary Russo Director of Human Resources Christine Oâ€™Rourke Publication Design: Simone Kelly
The mission of the JCC is to strengthen Jewish identity and promote Jewish continuity through all stages of life. This is accomplished in an environment that provides opportunities for meaningful cultural enrichment, physical well being and social, educational and recreational experiences for individuals and families.
1.20.18 HOSTED BY PAM SHERMAN AKA THE SUBURBAN OUTLAW
CELEBRATE THE JCC & THE HONOREES The annual JCC gala supports our diverse programing that promotes health, nourishes cultural enrichment, and fosters a love of learning. Geulah Von Perlstein Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) Award With every bowl of soup served, every student taught and every smile, Geulahâ€™s compassion and spirit are the embodiment of Tikkun Olam. Valerie & Jon Alhart Young Leadership Award For their leadership, volunteerism and dedication to the JCC and the entire community. Brighton Police, Brighton Fire, and Brighton Volunteer Ambulance Community Partnership Award For their commitment to keeping the JCC members and our community safe and healthy, we are proud to honor our First Responders.
For tickets email email@example.com or call (585) 461-2000. Tribute donations can be made to the gofundme page here.
Look what’s coming up... Saturday Night Live for Kids! Saturday, December 9, 5-8:30pm Ages 5-12 Parents, have a few hours to yourselves on a Saturday night! Drop your children off for pizza*, sports & activities in the gym (capture the flag, soccer, tag games), time in the PlayGym, and a movie! Pre-registration is required online or at the Main Desk. Kosher pizza is available upon request. For more information, contact Carolyn Whitbeck. $35/child Member: $20/child
Camp Sisol Reunion/Registration Kick-Off Event Sunday, January 28, 1-3pm Markus Park Get ready for our most exciting Camp Sisol Reunion ever—AT CAMP! Join us for sledding, hot chocolate, camp fire songs, and early bird registration for camp! For more information, contact Marisa Garber. Free
Art & Music Songs of TributeA Concert Series Sundays, 2pm • December 3 Connie Deming performs songs of Joni Mitchell • January 14 Chris Wilson performs songs of John Denver • February 25 Maria Sebastian performs songs of Patsy Cline, Anne Murray and Roseanne Cash For more information contact Carrie Dengler. $18/ Per Show $50/3 Show Package Member: $15/Per Show $40/3 Show Package
N LEAR E MOR
SAVE THE DATE
FEBRUARY 1, 2018 WINTER FIT HAPPENS EVENT Local business will be handing out sample products and services. Join us for specialty Group X classes with Val & Rachel.
DO YOU HAVE A
YAHRZEIT FOR A LOVED ONE APPROACHING?
Pick up a complimentary Rememberance Candle at Brighton Memorial Chapel.
Rochester’s Jewish Funeral Home
3325 Winton Road S., Rochester NY 14623 • www.BrightonMemorialChapel.com
See why Brighton Memorial Chapel is Establishing a New Tradition. jccrochester.org
Motivational Message Written by Freyda Schneider
I loved it. It talks about being a mensch – a good person who tries hard to do the right thing. It describes the “science of character,” framed through the lens of an ancient Jewish teaching I’d never heard of called “mussar.” When someone says “ancient teachings,” I am not proud to say that a tiny off switch flips in my head and I start to think about what’s for dinner, but I promise this is very much 21st century thinking, and doesn’t require being Jewish or religious – anyone of any faith and background can benefit.
I’m almost comically unprepared for winter. Again. I struggle a bit every winter with holiday-related plans for my two kids and managing their sizable teenage hopes for Chanukah presents. I’ve read over and over again about how I should create memorable “family experiences” as gifts rather than tangible presents. Running TYKEs, I of course love the idea of theater as a fabulous family experience (insert shameless plug for Fly Guy here, opening January 13th). Yet still, the tremendous value of family experiences notwithstanding, I can’t help but feel I have so much more to teach my kids that I haven’t done yet. Then, with new year’s looming, I’m reminded that my precious time with them before they leave for college is whizzing by at breakneck speed. Will they know how to measure the correct amount of laundry detergent in the washer? File their taxes and balance their checkbooks? My mind swirls with all the lessons I feel compelled to bestow upon them, despite their reluctance. And then on a good day, I take a step back. As relevant as the laundry and the taxes will be, the real challenge of course isn’t this type of instruction at all. Like any parent, what I truly want is to have taught them how to be good people. Productive. Kind. Resourceful. To have happy relationships and meaningful lives. I’m not sure I even have the checkbook thing down yet, so how on earth am I going to successfully impart that level of wisdom and sage advice – the living of a life with meaning and purpose?! The task seems enormous and a little daunting, and also really, really essential. Then I watched this ten-minute video.
The gist of this concept is that fascinating research has identified just six universal virtues that people across cultures and throughout history agree lead to a good life: wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance and transcendence. It goes on to explain about 24 character strengths that lead to those virtues – concepts such as creativity and fairness. The “periodic table” lists these strengths of character. Interestingly, it turns out that seven of the 24 strengths on the table have been proven especially important: optimism, gratitude, social intelligence, curiosity, self control, enthusiasm and perseverance. Developing these virtues can help us to become the very best possible version of ourselves. The idea is that these character attributes can be enhanced with practice and repetition.
That we can choose a particular quality – a strength we already have – and focus on it for a time, and doing this will have a lasting effect on our happiness and our wellbeing. In essence, we can cultivate and enhance what we’re already good at, and that very act can cause us to become happier and perhaps even healthier. Our lives can become more successful and meaningful by strengthening the very strengths we already have. And all of the attributes can be learned and cultivated – you don’t need to be born with the virtue for this to work. If we’re feeling brave, we can pick virtues we think may not be in our particular wheelhouses, and focus on them.
So that’s what I want to get my kids for Chanukah. A road map to help them become mensches, the very best possible versions of themselves. To incorporate these ideals into their daily lives by picking one at a time and working on it in small ways every day for a week (or even a month). Maybe we’ll tell a joke a day to work on our humor, or give $1 a day to charity (kindness) or name one thing we’re grateful for before bed every night. It’s not rocket science, but it does seem like a more enlightened way to live. And as an added bonus, Fly Guy: The Musical fits beautifully into the Humor category, so we’re all set there too. Transcendence and a show. What could be better?
WISDOM COURAGE HUMANITY HONESTY PERSPECTIVE JUSTICE TEMPERANCE TRANSCENDENCE FAIRNESS ENTHUSIASM LOVE GRATITUDE SELF-CONTROL SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE TEAMWORK APPRECIATION OF BEAUTY CURIOSITY FORGIVNESS SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PERSEVERANCE BRAVERY CREATIVITY LEADERSHIP SPIRITUALITY HUMILITY HUMOR KINDNESS LOVE OF LEARNING OPTIMISM PRUDENCE P.S. The same organization made another video called “The Science of Character”. Watch it here.
member profile Jon & Val Alhart
1. Are you both Rochester Natives?
5. Tell us your JCC history.
Jon, yes (Penfield). Val is from Albany, N.Y.
Jon – I have been a member of the JCC since I was 2 or 3 (and I have the membership card to prove it!) Val- I was active at the JCC in Albany throughout my childhood, attending pre-school, summer camp, youth group and later as a youth advisor for B’nai B’rith. Once we moved back to Rochester, one of the first things we did was secure our JCC membership.
2. What do you do for a living? Val, Senior Director of Marketing for Rochester Regional Healthcare Association Family of Companies; Jon, Vice President of Content Marketing and Social Media at Dixon Schwabl
3. Tell us a bit about your family. We have a four-year-old daughter Emerson and 6-month old identical twin boys – Asher and Greyson. Oh, and we can’t forget our 10-year-old dog, Carter.
4. What is your favorite activity to do as a family? We love going to local parks/ playgrounds, concerts, shows (Disney On Ice is a fave). And of course we love coming to the JCC to see the shows here, take a dip in the pool, or burn some calories at the PlayGym.
6. What are the most important parts of the JCC to you and your family? The comfortable feeling of family every time we are here. Whether it’s working out with our friends, stopping in the hallway to talk with a teacher from the Wolk Children’s Center or getting some kettlebell tips from Eke, we always feel like we are at home.
7. Why is this agency an integral part of your lives? It’s our second home – and it’s good for our emotional and physical health. The smiles our children show when they are here, combined with the fitness that makes us feel better about our health, and the offerings through the center’s cultural arts programs make the JCC a special place for us. It’s a community that have given so much to us and so we’re happy to give back to it in any way we can.
8. What do you love most about living in the Rochester community? Everyone’s love for the community and all of the familyfriendly activities that are available for us to do here.
9. Is there a favorite event/festival you always attend in the community? We don’t miss a show from the Dave Matthews Band – been going every year since 1993! We started dating in 2002 and have been going every year together since then.
10. You both will be honored at this year’s Annual Gala as Young Leaders. What does that mean to you? It’s a tremendous honor, especially when you consider the previous recipients. We are humbled to receive it – and we hope we can inspire even more people to give back to the community in any way they can.
11. What do you attribute your personal and professional successes to? Hard work, not taking ourselves too seriously, and family.
12. As young leaders what are some words of wisdom or advice you want to be able to share with others following in your footsteps? Don’t rush things – enjoy every part of your career, and all of the highs and lows. You’ll learn from it all to help you continue to grow.
harvesteatery.org | 461-2000, ext. 474 Serving a delectable array of freshly made wholesome and healthy juices, smoothies, coffee drinks, and food choices. Grab something and take a seat or take it to go!
HOURS Monday - Thursday 7am - 7pm Friday 7am - 2pm Saturday Closed Sunday 10am - 7pm Certified kosher through the BVK (Buffalo Vaad HaKashrus).
Exceptional Childcare for Children.
Wolk Children’s Center Ages 8 wks –5 years Aaron Cantor (585) 461-2000, ext. 263
Before & After-School Care Ages 5 –11 years Dan Irving (585) 461-2000, ext. 274
Proven Performance with...
Ira Jevotovsky ASSOCIATE BROKER
Call 585-389-1029 Cell: 585-230-1187
CALL OR STOP IN for a tour 461-2000 | JCCROCHESTER.ORG
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®, Healthways Prime, 3-month and trial memberships. For more information, stop by the Main Desk or contact Craig Pearlberg at ext. 288 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Highlights 1. Hamsas & Hagaan Daz 2. 27th Annual J5K 3. Fall Fit Happens Event 4. TYKEsâ€™ Senior Academy rehearsal of The Shoemaker and the Elves. 5. Gan 1 celebrates Simchat Torah and the story of creation. 6. Holocaust Remembrance Exhibit 7. 25th Anniversary of the JCC Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival 8. JCC staff at Keshet Training 1
Thank you to all the generous supporters of the 25th Anniversary JCC Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival.
A small group of JCC staff had an opportunity to participate in a training given by Keshet, a national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish Life. We met with other local Jewish agencies and synagogues to learn about the core concepts of sex, gender identity and sexual orientation. We spoke about how welcoming and affirming LGBTQ members of our community and began to develop and an action plan to make our programming, policies and culture more inclusive.
“The Keshet training helped to educate and inform us about where the LGBTQ movement is coming from, and what it is moving towards. We learned tools that will help our agency be more inclusive, welcoming, and understanding of these often-marginalized members of our community.” Neil Pickus, Assitant Director Camp Seneca Lake
“Yesterday’s training was an eye opening experience that was informative and thought provoking. It demonstrated how far we have yet to go to truly become an inclusive environment for all.” Rob West Aquatics Director
“Keshet training taught us about the complexities of identity and language relative to sex, gender and sexual preference. Our hope is that this will make us more sensitive to the needs of the LGBTQ community and better prepared to welcome them as part of our community.” Dan Irving, Director Camp Sisol & Gesher
SWIM as far as you can.
RUN as far as you can.
TRI X 3 SERIES • Indoor Tri 1 Sunday, January 28, 8:30am-12pm • Indoor Tri 2 Sunday, March 25, 8:30am-12pm • Outdoor Tri 3 Sunday, June 3, 8:30am-12pm
Looking for a reason to get fit and try new things? Check out the JCC’s all new Triathlon series. Three Triathlon’s spread over the first six months of the year will help motivate and prepare you for any summer challenges you choose. The first two indoor Triathlon’s will utilize the JCC’s main campus. The final Triathlon will be held outside at the Markus Park location. Each discipline; swimming, biking, and running will be 15 minutes long with 5 minute transitions in between. For more information, contact Rob West. All three Triathlons $180 Member: $100 Individual Triathlon $65 Member: $40
ing oach c d e z ies? li n ser sona o r l e h t p a rn Want for this tri to lea n o e x r g epa l Ma rainin to pr ache t l R a t n c a rso tic Cont ut pe o b aqua a r e o f r t o s m g. b We rainin or Ro t l a n perso
BIKE as far as you can.
Join a Pickleball Clinic on Tuesday or Thursday Tuesdays, 12-1pm Session 1: December 5-26 Session 2: January 9-30 Gymnasium 101: Core Skills 201: Strokes and Strategies Thursdays, 11am-12pm Session 1: December 7-28 Session 2: January 11-February 1 Gymnasium 201: Strokes and Strategies 301: Kitchen Strategies and Team Techniques
Private Pickleball Lessons Instruction for all levels. Lessons are 60 minutes long and will focus on your individual and/or group needs. Nothing is better than individually focused, personal skill-set training to take your game to the next level. All equipment provided. Instructor: Jennifer Murphy - Engage Sponsored Professional Pickleball Player, three time medalist at the National US Open Pickleball Tournament. For more information or to schedule lessons, contact Anthony Fazzary. Single: $65 Double: $35 3+ Players: $25
Member Single: $50 Member Double: $27 Member 3+ Players: $18
Winter Pickleball Leagues
101: Core Skills This class is for new players and intermediates who need a refresher. It will focus on safety, ready position, etiquette, continental grip, positioning, split and cross stepping, serving, dinking and game play with point to point analysis.
Mondays, December 4-February 12 Thursdays, December 7-February 1 7-9:30pm Grab a friend or meet new people while keeping your body active. Join the fun and competition. Please note when registering that Monday’s player level is a minimum of 2.5 – 3.9 and Thursday’s is a minimum of 4.0. For more information or placement, contact Anthony Fazzary. $50 Member: $35
201: Strokes and Strategies This class is for intermediate Level players who are trying to improve their strokes, strategy and partner shadowing. 201 will focus on the following strokes: ground, volley, drive, lobs, overhead, third shot, dinking, drop shot and shot selection. Learn lateral moving and partner shadowing as well as game play with point to point analysis. 301: Kitchen Strategies and Team Techniques This class is for advanced players who are trying to take their game to the next level. 301 will focus on third shot, working your way to the kitchen, dinking, blocking, drop shots and lobbing. Partner skills covered will be shadowing, communication, and setting up your partner as well as game play with point to point analysis. Instructors: Jennifer Murphy and Jackie Ebner For more information, contact Anthony Fazzary. $65 Member: $40
Fencing Class Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm, Begins Tuesday, January 3 Ages 13+/TRX Studio Fencing is a time-honored sport that teaches good sportsmanship and self-discipline. While training, fencers become physically fit and learn to outwit their opponents by using strategy, techniques and physical endurance. Equipment included. First class FREE! Instructor: Jean-Raynaud Lao-Kan, Co-Owner and Fencing coach at Back Alley Fencing For more information, contact Anthony Fazzary. $180/month Member: $150/month
Adult Floor Hockey Wednesdays, December 13â€“February 7 6:30-8:30pm Ages 18+/Gymnasium Grab a friend and join us for our first adult floor hockey pick-up league. Teams will be decided each night and play a tournament each week. Click here for details regarding equipment. For more information, contact Anthony Fazzary. $120 Member: $75 Drop-In Fee: $15 Member: $10
Yoga Workshop: Arm Balances & Handstands Saturday, January 13, 3-5pm Yoga Studio Work at your own level as you ease yourself into some regularly-practiced and less common arm balances. You will utilize the power of your breath and your deeply-rooted core strength to explore poses such as crow, handstand, flying pigeon, and koudinyasana. Poses to open the appropriate muscles, in addition to precise alignment instruction, will be included. Instructor: Jen Zaffuts For more information, contact Val Redmond. $60 Member: $40
MENâ€™S OVER 30 WINTER BASKETBALL LEAGUE Games begin Tuesday, December 12; 6-9:30pm 4 v 4 league with a minimum of 6 players, referees provided. For more information or placement, contact Anthony Fazzary. $200
Pilates Reformer & Chair
Combat & Fitness Davidic Line Krav Maga Monday, 6-6:50pm & 7-7:50pm Auditorium B Krav Maga (Hebrew for contact combat) is the official training of the Israel Defense Force. Join us for a free class to observe or participate. No experience necessary. Instructor: Ron Finsteun For more information, contact Anthony Fazzary. $85 Member: $65 5 Class Multi Pass: $85 Must be used within six months.
Adult Ballet Class 6-week session begins January 8 Mondays, 5:45pm 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. Open to all levels. Instructor: Kathy Kenez For more information, contact Val Redmond. $90 Member: $60
International Folk Dancing 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
Israeli Dance for Everyone
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
Sign-up for small group classes, semi-private or private session packages. Price is per person. For more information, contact Val Redmond.
Small Group Classes 6-week session begins December 11 $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
Small Group Training with Bev Wednesdays, 4:45-5:30pm Adults 18+/DGX Studio This small group training is circuit and interval style with an emphasis on core strengthening, improving balance, and increasing strength & endurance. Bev will bring you through a mindful workout that focuses on form, empowerment through motion and is fun for all participants! This class is appropriate for people of all ages, and modifications for the more advanced, and the beginner will be provided. Participants must be able to get down on the floor and get back up (with or without assistance). For more information, contact Bev Hillabrandt. $25 Member: $15/session
PERSONAL TRAINING Does your body need a jump start, tune up or extreme makeover? Commit to a whole new you! LEARN MORE
Active Older Adults: Small Group Training with Andrea Mondays & Wednesdays: 7-8pm Small Group Training Room Saturdays: 11:15am-12:15pm TRX Studio Adults 18+ This small group training class, started in 2015, is targeted for active older adults seeking to increase their strength, cardio endurance, flexibility, and balance in a social environment that fosters individual attention to form and ability. Mondays/Wednesdays typically use a circuit and interval style where Saturdays provide stations in a circuit style. Participants must be able to get down on the floor and get back up (with or without assistance). For more information, contact Andrea Kozel. $25 Member: $15/session
Small Group Training with Shara Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, 9:15am Adults 18+/Small Group Training Room This small group training is strength-based interval training focused on eliciting various targeted heart rate ranges. This group would be great for anyone looking to improve overall strength, endurance and muscular range of motion! Instructor: Shara Chisholm $25 Member: $15/session For more information, contact Shara Chisholm. All training sessions require a minimum of 4 participants and are capped at a maximum of 8 people. jccrochester.org
Children & Famil CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Meet the Alhart Family
lies Parenting Village Drop-In Support Group
Sundays, 9:30am: December 17, January 21 FREE and February 18 Conference Room This is a support group for parents of children 4-10 years old, known as the “School-Age Circle”. We welcome anyone to join whether you find yourself struggling and are in need of extra support or merely want a connection and social time with other parents. This inclusive environment is open to all. Your children have the opportunity to join SitterService or the PlayGym while you attend the group. Facilitator: Parenting Village Staff For more information, contact Michele Ruda. Free, donation appreciated.
Wednesdays, January 17-February 21 9:30-10:30am Auditorium A chic meet for parents and their tots, ages 0-3 years (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 filled with music, rhythm, sensory exploration, giggles and bonding. For more information, contact Michele Ruda. $10/class $50/6 class series Babyccino is co-sponsored by Pittsford Chabad, The JCC of Greater Rochester, and PJ Library
Sunday Family Fun with PJ Library December 17: Hanukkah January 21: Shalom Bayit-Peace in the home February 25: Purim 3-4pm Ages 0-8/Auditorium A Join us for stories, crafts, games and snacks. For more information, contact Joy Getnick or Biffy Borg at 461-0490, ext. 8651. Free
In partnership with PJ Library and the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester
Let’s Glow: PJ Our Way Havdalah/Hanukkah Party
Sunday, December 17, 5:30-7:30pm Ages 8-12/Auditorium C Join PJ Our Way for a magical evening under the glow of the black lights. Enjoy dinner, party activities, candle lighting, mitzvah project and more. For more information, contact Joy Getnick or Biffy Borg at 461-0490, ext. 8651. Free In partnership with PJ Our Way and the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester
Mindfulness for Moms: Growing Your Calm, Patient, Relaxed Self Tuesday, January, 23, 10:30am Conference Room We each have a seed of being clear, connected and present within us, but it may feel buried by anxious thoughts, difficult emotions, and the whirl of daily activities. As moms, we have so many demands on our energy and attention, our anxiety can escalate. How do we find a calm center in the midst of our busy life where we can begin to relate from our best self? Mindfulness practices can help! Practices presented in this workshop are brief, simple and can be integrated into daily life. They are based in contemporary neuroscience and in ancient wisdom traditions. Facilitator: Pamela Pollack For more information, contact Michele Ruda. $20 Member: $15
Camp Sisol Reunion & Early bird registration Sunday, January 28, 1-3pm Markus Park SECURE YOUR 2018 SPOT AT CAMP SISOL! Itâ€™s our third annual winter camp event! Meet up with Camp Sisol friends for sledding, hot chocolate and camp fire songs. Save your spot for camp when you plan your summer early. For more information, contact Marisa Garber.
ACK B S ’ T I ER... T S E H IN ROC HANUKAH HIS C TO T D N A EW IT’S N !
C THE J
E H T DEL I E ! R E D OUS 17 . C E H 10 THROUGH D
C M U . I EC OR D T I D M U O A R F C C TION C E L OPEN IN THE J E ING S SUPPLIES T I C AH N EX
R ANUK NG A I H R ENTE C U C T + T A F TORY A C R A C Ü FE CA, GIFTS F ’ KIDS HNUT DAI G U Ü U J O OF HE D ATER RESS E T P H E T Ü V I E OL SHOW OUSE T H E E P Ü TH C PUP BOUN Ü L E K O EID E NO I T DR ULE K N O D A I O E G C H Ü SC TS UKAH E N N T E A E V H L LE Ü C COMP ECIA
OR A AND SP F H C WAT E HOURS Y ED B OR R T O S S ON OF O-SP C
Saturday, January 13, 11am + 2pm Sunday, January 14, 2pm Saturday, January 20, 11am + 2pm Sunday, January 21, 2pm + 4:30pm
THE MUSICAL Ages 4+/Hart Theater By Austin Zumbro Adapted from FLY GUY by Tedd Arnold A fly for a pet? Flies are pests, not pets, right? Well, young Buzz and his new friend, Liz, know otherwise, and their adventures with their winged pets have the whole town, umm, buzzing! This rollicking musical will have you cheering for the bugs and delighting in their antics, as their caring friendships help them overcome all the challenges they face. Purchase tickets online at TykesTheatre.org or call (585) 461-2000. $16 Member: $15 Originally Commissioned by Oregon Children's Theatre, Inc., Stan Foote, Artistic Director, and Bay Area Children's Theatre. Nina Meehan, Artistic Director. ™ & © Scholastic Inc. SCHOLASTIC, Fly Guy and associated logos are trademarks and/or registered marks of Scholastic Inc.
PLAY. LEARN. GROW. Limited spots are still available for the 2017-18 school year. Give your child the gift of quality care and an exemplary early education. Call to schedule a tour! 461-2000, ext. 272.
SAVE A SPOT FOR YOUR INFANT. For your peace of mind save a spot for your newborn â€“ childcare when the time is right.
FREE & FUN
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. Children 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.
HOURS OF OPERATION The PiT
11-13 yrs old
6-11 yrs old
2-10 yrs old
6 wks-4 yrs
For all holiday hours, visit jccrochester.org.
THE PLACE FOR KIDS BEFORE + AFTER SCHOOL Registration for 2017-2018 School Year is Still Open and Ongoing!
Gesher Before & After-School Care
Kindercrew Wrap-Around Care
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.
Morning or afternoon options available. 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 â€œsoft skillsâ€? 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.
We provide classes in an amazing range of activities every day that engage children and challenge them at their own level and according to their interests. We emphasize important social skills, sharing and cooperation. Youth fitness classes. theatre, art + tech, swimming, options included. For more information, or to set up a tour, contact Marisa Garber.
TYKEs Academy New Winter theatre classes begin the week of January 2. For more information, contact Freyda Schneider.
winter j-cation camps When school’s out, we’re open! Come join us during the December, January and February vacations for days filled with fun and adventure!
gesher j-cation camp, Grades k-6
$74/day Member: $63/day (Gesher Participant: $53/day)
GRADES K– 6Camp Day: 7am-6pm
December 26-29: December Break Join us over Winter Break for a variety of themed (and optional dress-up) days. We will center our activities around a variety of themes including fairytales, mystery day, winter wonderland and pajama day!
Monday, January 15: Martin Luther King Day Join us as we take our annual field trip to Markus Park for a day of sledding and outdoor adventures. We will return to the JCC in the afternoon for a variety of choices including sports, free swim, crafts and more! February 19-23: February Break Join us for a week of field trips, Olympic style competitions and a whole lot of fun!
TYKEs at Hart Theater, Ages 8+
Please bring a vegetarian lunch that does not need to be heated, swimsuit and towel. Make sure all of your camper’s belongings are labeled with his/her name.
REG IST ER HE RE For more information, contact the Gesher Office.
iCanCode J-Cation Camp LEARN MORE
December 26-29: December Break Join us for one day, all four days or any amount in between as we watch and analyze some of the finest kids’ films ever made. We’ll compare films and look at important theatrical elements including plot and theme, conflict, lighting and camera techniques, music and sound effects, costume and sets. We’ll also get some exercise at the In Zone and enjoy swim time in the pool. Monday, January 15: Martin Luther King Day Kids will enjoy a very hands-on day as they learn all about theatre tech. We’ll demonstrate the way various lighting instruments and microphones work, how our backstage “fly” system lifts giant set pieces, and get a new perspective on theatre from backstage, the dressing rooms and our costume and props shop too! You’ll even see how we built our Fly Guy set and check out the props we use during the show. February 19-23: February Break A full week of on-stage theatre for kids who love to perform! Learn theatre skills and techniques to help become better performer, all while making friends and enhancing self-confidence!
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.
N E W PA C K A G E S Spoil Me Spa Girls Ages 6-9 (party option available Saturdays, 5-8:30pm or Sundays 1-8:30pm) Spa (1.5 hr), Party Room (30 min) Party with the girls! Let the professionals from Pamper Me Pink paint the girl’s nails and toes. In addition they will enjoy our JCC spa amenities which include the whirlpool, steam room and sauna. $350 Member: $325
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. $350 Member: $325
Lights. Candles. Action Theatre (1.15 hr), Party Room (30 min) Come enjoy one of our amazing TYKEs productions with up to 12 of your friends. Includes 3 free tickets for 2 adults and birthday child. View the TYKEs schedule here. $350 Member: $325
out Ask us ab a rt y b ir th d a y p e n ts ! enhancem on: New add ll s B u b b le B a
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 • A JCC party host • Decorated party room (including paper products and balloons) in your child’s two favorite colors! • Free 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 child 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.
Discover everything you need to make your fa
mily Simcha a memory of a lifetime!
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
YOUTH & TEEN
n R e g i s t ra t i o y nda Opens Mo 1 1 December
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
Grades K-2 Floor Hockey
Grades 3-6 Floor Hockey
Grades K-2 Basketball
Grades 3-6 Basketball
Middle School Pick-Up Floor Hockey
Kindergarten Physical Activity Class
TRXÂ® for Tweens
Grades K-2 Tennis Development
Kids Run Club
Grades 3-6 Tennis Development
Saturday Night Live for Kids! Saturday, December 9, 5-8:30pm Ages 5-12 Parents, have a few hours to yourselves on a Saturday night! Drop your children off for pizza*, sports and activities in the gym (capture the flag, soccer, tag games), time in the PlayGym, and a movie! Pre-registration is required online or at the Main Desk. Kosher pizza is available upon request. SAVE THE DATE FOR THE NEXT EVENT: FEBRUARY 10 For more information, contact Carolyn Whitbeck. $35/child Member: $20/child
Kids Run Club
Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm, Begins Tuesday, January 3 Ages 13+/TRX Studio Fencing is a time-honored sport that teaches good sportsmanship and self-discipline. While training, fencers become physically fit and learn to outwit their opponents by using strategy, techniques and physical endurance. Equipment included. First class FREE! Instructor: Jean-Raynaud Lao-Kan, Co-Owner and Fencing coach at Back Alley Fencing For more information, contact Anthony Fazzary. $180/month Member: $150/month
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:15pm Session 1: January 3-February 7 Session 2: February 14-March 28 (No class February 21) Ages 8-12/Indoor Track and TRX® Studio How many miles can you run in six weeks? Learn the basics of becoming a better distance runner, including strength, stretching, and conditioning. Instructor: Carolyn Whitbeck $60/Session Member: Free
K-2 Tennis Development Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm Session 1: January 2-February 6 Session 2: February 13-March 27 (No class February 20) Ages 5-7/ Gymnasium
Grades 3-6 Tennis Development Thursdays, 4:30-5:30pm Session 1: January 4-February 8 Session 2: February 15-March 29 (No class February 22) Ages 8-12/Gymnasium Designed to teach both beginners and intermediate levels. All drills and games are dynamic and fun and are specifically geared towards accelerated learning, improving coordination and becoming a team player. All players will be given a skills test at the beginning and completion of class as we strive for self-improvement. Instructor: Empire Tennis Academy $80/session Member: $50/session
Thursdays, 4:30-5:20pm Session 1: January 4-February 8 Session 2: February 15-March 29 (No class February 22) Ages 8-12/TRX® Studio We’ve switched the program and added more exciting elements just for you girls! Explore a variety of exercises (running, strength training, yoga, TRX®) as well as gain encouragement to follow your own path to health and fitness potential. Instructor: Carolyn Whitbeck $60/session Member: Free
Fridays, 4:30-5:20pm Session 1: January 5-February 6 Session 2: February 16-March 30 Ages 6-12/Gymnasium Learn the rules and strategies behind this fast paced game. Develop serve, backhand, forehand, and volley techniques. Instructor: Iosif Moscovici $60 Member: Free
K-2 Floor Hockey
Sundays, 12-12:45pm Ages 5-7
Mondays, 4:30-5:30pm Session 1: January 8-February 5 (No class January 15) Session 2: February 12-March 26 (No class February 19) Ages 6-12/Auditorium C Learn intelligent training techniques, emphasizing self-defense, fitness, self control, and character development. Instructor: Martial Arts America $80/session Member: $60/session
Grades 3-6 Floor Hockey Sundays, 1-2pm Ages 8-12 Session 1: January 7-February 4 Session 2: February 11-March 25 (No class February 18) Gymnasium Bring your child to the JCC to learn and play the great sport of floor hockey. Our fun and engaging classes welcome children of all skill levels to learn the rules of the game, position strategies, proper shooting and passing techniques. Protective eye wear is suggested. Instructor: Brendon Wadach $80/session Member: $50/session
Middle School Pick-Up Floor Hockey Sundays, 5-6pm, January 7-March 25 Ages 11-13/Gymnasium Bring your friends to the JCC and join our instructor for warm ups then divide into teams and practice your skills with a game of pick-up floor hockey. Supervised by JCC Staff Protective eye wear suggested. $10/week or $105/12 weeks Member: $5/week or $45/12 weeks
K-2 Basketball Sundays, 2:15-3pm Ages 5-7
Grades 3-6 Basketball Sundays, 3-4pm Ages 8-12 Session 1: January 7-February 4 Session 2: February 11-March 25 (No class February 18) Gymnasium Athletes of all skill levels are welcome! Children will develop dribbling, passing, and shooting techniques while working on effective strategies in a fun and active environment. Instructor: Carolyn Whitbeck $80/session Member: $50/session
Kindergarten Physical Activity Classes Tuesdays, 2:30-3pm Session 1: January 9-February 6 FREE Session 2: February 13-March 27 (No class February 20) Ages 5-6/ Gymnasium Encourage healthy habits and a positive attitude through fun and play. Activities are designed to get children engaged in non-competitive interactive games and sports which emphasize flexibility, confidence and emotional well being to build stronger minds and bodies. Instructor: Carolyn Whitbeck $60/session Member: Free
TRX® for Tweens FREE Tuesdays, 4:30-5:20pm Session 1: January 9-February 6 Session 2: February 13-March 27 (No class February 20) Ages 9-12/TRX® Studio The TRX Suspension Training’s® effectiveness and versatility as the ultimate body weight exercise tool is now geared towards you, the kids! Instructor: Carolyn Whitbeck $60/session Member: Free
For more information about Youth & Teen Programs, contact Carolyn Whitbeck.
Aquatic Personal Training
Aquatic Small Group Training 45 Minute Sessions Adults 18+ Come sWET with Aquatic Small Group Training. 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. Added benefits are low impact workouts, great for those looking for cross training, or suffering from injury, joint pain or other conditions. For more information, contact Rob West. $25 Member: $15/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. For more information, contact Rob West. $40/month Member: $20/month
30 Minute Sessions Adults 18+ Has land based training left you high and dry? Come and 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 looking for cross training, or are suffering from injury, joint pain or other conditions. For more information, contact Rob West. $40 Member: $25/session
Water Safety Instructor Certification February 19-21 9am-5pm Ages 16+ This in-depth course combines classroom learning and in water skills that will qualify you as a Red Cross WSI, enabling you to teach others how to swim. Participants must be 16+ at the end of the course. For more information, contact Stephanie Coffman. $280 Member: $200
Lifeguard Certification Must be Age 15+ and pass swimming pre-test.
Session 1 Pre-test: Monday, December 4, 4:30-7:30pm Classes; December 16 + 17, 8:30am-5pm
Session 2 Pre-test: Monday, January 8, 4:30-7:30pm Classes: January 20 + 21, 8:30am-5pm
Session 3 Pre-test: Monday, February 12, 4:30-7:30pm Classes: February 22 + 23, 9:30am-6pm Get in before the Spring rush! Learn how to save someoneâ€™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. All students must be age 15+ at the end of the course and pass a swimming pre-test. For more information, contact Stephanie Coffman. $280 Member: $200 jccrochester.org
winter SWIM LESSONS an Red Cross S c i r e wi m A
m ns sso Le
6-Week Group Swim Lessons Winter Session 2: January 2-Febraury 11 Spring Session 1: February 13-March 29 (No classes February 20-26) 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. For more information and swim class placement, contact Stephanie Coffman. $130 Member: $70
Home of the
REGISTRATION OPENS Monday, December 11
Visit our website for our schedule of open swim times.
CLASS TINY TOTS & PARENTS 10 MONTHS - 2 YEARS Bobry Family Pool
PRESCHOOL SWIM LEVEL 1 3-5 YEARS Bobry Family Pool
PRESCHOOL SWIM LEVEL 2 3-5 YEARS Bobry Family Pool
PRESCHOOL SWIM LEVEL 3 3-5 YEARS Bobry Family Pool
Sundays, 10-10:30am Wednesdays, 10-10:30am
Become comfortable in the water through water games, blowing bubbles, kicking and beginner floating. Class size: Maximum 12 participants
Sundays, 10:30-11am Tuesdays, 4-4:30pm Wednesdays, 10:30-11am Thursdays, 4-4:30pm
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
Sundays, 11-11:30am Tuesdays, 4:30-5pm Wednesday, 11-11:30am Thursdays, 4:30-5pm
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 & back, becoming more independent. Class size: Maximum 5 students to 1 instructor
Sundays, 11:30am-12pm Tuesdays, 5-5:30pm Thursdays, 5-5:30pm
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
LEVEL 1 INTRODUCTION TO WATER SKILLS 6+ YEARS Bobry Family Pool
LEVEL 2 FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS 6+ YEARS Bobry Family Pool Prerequisite: Level 1/Preschool 3
LEVEL 3 STROKE DEVELOPMENT 6+ YEARS Max Adler Lap Pool Prerequisite: Level 2
LEVEL 4 STROKE IMPROVEMENT 6+ YEARS Max Adler Lap Pool Prerequisite: Level 3
LEVEL 5 STROKE REFINEMENT 7+ YEARS Max Adler Lap Pool Prerequisite: Level 4
LEVEL 6 SWIMMING & SKILL PROFICIENCY 7+ YEARS Max Adler Lap Pool Prerequisite: Level 5
Sundays, 10-10:30am or 11-11:30am Tuesdays, 4-4:30pm or 4:30-5pm Wednesdays, 4-4:30pm or 4:30-5pm Thursdays, 4-4:30pm
Water and class adaptation, kicking, floating, jumping in and putting the face in the water. Class size: Maximum 5 students to 1 instructor
Sundays, 10:30-11am or 11:30am-12pm Tuesdays, 4-4:30pm or 4:30-5pm Wednesdays, 4-4:30pm, 4:30-5pm or 5-5:30pm 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: Maximum 5 students to 1 instructor
Sundays, 10:30-11am or 11:30-12pm Tuesdays, 4:30-5pm or 5-5:30pm Wednesdays, 4-4:30pm, 4:30-5pm or 5-5:30pm 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: Maximum 5 students to 1 instructor
Sundays, 11-11:30am Tuesdays, 4-4:30pm or 5-5:30pm Wednesdays, 4:30-5pm Thursdays, 5-5:30pm
For the child with front & back crawl for 10 yards. Course will review already learned strokes, introduce sidestroke & breast stroke kick, safety & rescue skills. Class size: Maximum 6 students to 1 instructor
Sundays, 10-10:30am Wednesdays, 4-4:30pm Thursdays, 4:30-5pm
Coordinate and refine the key stokes. Butterfly, open turns & feet first surface dives are introduced. Class size: Maximum 6 students to 1 instructor
Refining strokes to improve efficiency and technique and increasing knowledge of water safety. Improving endurance working up to swimming 500 yards. Class size: Maximum 6 students to 1 instructor
Jaws Entry Level Swim Team
Private/Semi-Private Swim Lessons
Wednesdays, 4:45-5:30pm Ages 7+/Max Adler Lap Pool JCCâ€™s pre-competitive 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. For more information, contact Robert West. $140 Member: $90
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.
Jaws Advanced Swim Team Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:45-5:30pm Ages 7+/Max Adler Lap Pool A pre-competitive swim program for advanced swimmers looking to increase their endurance and improve in the four competitive swim strokes. In the two weekly practices, stroke mechanics, flip turns and starts will be the focus. In this group, the use of a pace clock and following practice sets will be introduced. For more information, contact Rob West. $200 Member: $160
Masters Swim Team
IN WATE RP
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30-7:45am Ages 18+/Max Adler Lap Pool JCCâ€™s Masters swim team is 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 Rob West. $50/month Member: $30/month
West f more or
at m r info
15 min Private Lessons 1 Lesson $25 Member: $15 5 Lessons $120 Member: $70 10 Lessons $235 Member: $135
30 min Private Lessons 1 Lesson $50 Member: $30 5 Lessons $240 Member: $140 10 Lessons $450 Member: $270
30 min Semi-Private Lessons Priced per person. 1 Lesson $30 Member: $20 5 Lessons $140 Member: $95 10 Lessons $270 Member: $180
SPECIALIZED FITNESS Parkinson’s Disease Stretching the Limits
Rock Steady Boxing
A 8-week group exercise class for individuals with varying stages of Parkinson’s disease.
Fridays, 12pm Begins December 1 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. Instructor: Lindsay Perez MS, PT and Jen Schlegel MS, PT For more information, contact Val Redmond. $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. Join anytime during the session upon completing an evaluation. For more information or to schedule an evaluation, contact Val Redmond.
Stretching the Limits – Intermediate Monday & Wednesday, 3-4pm Begins January 8 Tuesday & Thursday, 3-4pm Begins January 11 $125 Member: $100
Stretching the Limits – Advanced Monday & Wednesday; 12-1pm Begins January 8 $125 Member: $100
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Music, Mindfulness and Motion Tuesdays & Thursdays January 9-February 15, 1-1:55pm February 15-April 5, 1-1:55pm 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.
The Department of Jewish Life is generously funded in part by the Harry and Regina Cornell Fund.
Sunday Morning Learning for Adults – Two New Courses! Sundays, December 3-31 Yiddish Culture Center Deciphering the Jewish Calendar, 10-11am Join us as we journey back 1600 years to the formation of the Jewish Calendar. We will study its structure, analyze its accuracy, and marvel at its mathematical meticulousness. Instructor: Rabbi Yitzi Shulman
Art and Music Songs of Tribute-A Concert Series Sundays, 2pm; Auditorium December 3 Connie Deming performs songs of Joni Mitchell Connie Deming, a Rochester favorite singer and songwriter magically captures the heart and soul of Joni Mitchell with songs from her highly acclaimed album, “Blue.” January 14 Chris Wilson performs songs of John Denver We welcome back Chris Wilson as he performs his highly regarded show “A Lovely Space to Be” with such songs as “Take Me Home Country Road”, “Calypso”, and “Annie’s Song”. Come hear Chris as he sings these favorites and more from John Denver. February 25 Maria Sebastian performs songs of Patsy Cline, Anne Murray and Roseanne Cash A buffalo resident, Maria Sebastian has won many awards including a People’s Choice Award and is known for her vocals and versatility. Join us for this fun show featuring songs of Patsy Cline, Anne Murray, and Roseanne Cash. For more information, contact Carrie Dengler. $18/ Per Show $50/3 Show Package Member: $15/Per Show $40/3 Show Package
The Rochester Jewish Ethics Forum presents the Ethics of Interpersonal Relationships, 11am-12pm Explore traditional Jewish ethics as they pertain to interpersonal relationships in a modern context. Instructor: Rabbi Dani Schon For more information, contact Joy Getnick or Rabbi Dani Schon. $25/course, $40 for both In partnership with Ohr Torah.
AARP Safe Drivers Class Two-Day Course, Monday & Wednesday December 4 & 6; January 8 & 10, February 5 & 7 9am-12pm Auditorium A 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. Must attend both days to receive credit. Instructor: Pincus Cohen For more information, contact Carrie Dengler. $25 AARP Member: $20
Yiddish and Yiddishkeit: Language, Literature, and Culture Tuesdays, January 23-March 20, 10:30am-12:30pm Yiddish Culture Center Discover the world of Yiddish in this Yiddish language course for intermediate and advanced learners. Instructor: Deborah Rothman For more information, contact Joy Getnick. $120 Member: $90 jccrochester.org
DAYTIME FILM SERIES
Daytime Film Series: Jewish Values in Action
Tuesdays January 23, February 13, and February 27, 1pm JCC Hart Theater This new series features three films that highlight Jewish holidays and values in action. A brief talk-back will follow each screening. January 23: Tu B’Shevat-Before the Flood (2016, 96 minutes) Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker, Fisher Stevens, and Academy Award-Winning Actor, environmental activist, and U.N. Messenger of Peace, Leonardo DiCaprio, present a riveting account of the dramatic changes occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as what actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. February 13: Jewish Disability Awareness Month– Voices from El Sayed (2009, 75 minutes) El-Sayed is a picturesque Bedouin village in the Israeli Negev desert. It also has the largest percentage of deaf people in the world. There are no hearing aids because in El-Sayed deafness is not a handicap. What happens when one man decides to change his deaf son’s fate and make him a hearing person using the Cochlear Implant Operation? How do we both embrace who we are and what technology can help us become or achieve? Talk-back with Luane Davis Haggerty, PhD, Principal Lecturer at NTID Department of Cultural and Creative Studies, RIT. February 27: Purim – Surviving Skokie (2015, 66 minutes) They survived the horrors of the Holocaust and came to America to put the past behind. For decades they kept their awful memories secret, even from their children. But their silence ended in 1977 when a band of neo-Nazis threatened to march in their quiet village of Skokie, IL “because that is where the Jews are.” This intensely personal story explores one family’s journey from Poland to Skokie, and the lessons of confronting anti-Semitic hate in each generation. For more information, contact Joy Getnick. Free This series is in partnership with the Rochester International Jewish Film Festival.
Sustainability in the Modern Age
Thursday, January 25, 12pm Auditorium A Join Jackie Ebner, PhD for an engaging conversation about the challenges of sustainability in the modern age. This program is part of Congregatings: A Community Brown-Bag Lunch and Learn Series for Adults, which meets monthly for engaging conversations and presentations on a great variety of topics. The JCC is pleased to host the January program. A full schedule of program with descriptions, dates, and locations is available at jccrochester.org. All are welcome. For more information, contact Joy Getnick. A partner program with Rochester Kollel at Temple B’rith Kodesh Free
Great Decisions: A Jewish Perspective Thursdays January 25, February 8 & 22, March 8 & 22, April 12 & 26, May 10, 10-11:30am Yiddish Culture Center A unique version of the Foreign Policy Association’s “Great Decisions” program. Course materials are designed to engage students in critical debate regarding contemporary foreign policy challenges, with an emphasis on Jewish values and ethics in practice. Will require a bit of reading prior to each class. For more information, contact Joy Getnick. $60 + $25 for textbook A partner program with Rochester Kollel at Temple B’rith Kodesh
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.
ASK THE EXPERT JOIN US FOR THE NEXT INSTALLMENT OF THIS FREE SPEAKER SERIES, MONDAYS, 1PM
February 5: The Story of the JCC: The Early Years
February 26: It’s All In Your Head-Neuroplasticity
Ever wonder how the JCC came to be? Who were its founders? What were its goals? What were its first programs? How did it expand to the agency we know and love today? Come explore all this and more as we journey back in time to the early years of the JCC from its founding in 1907 through its first few decades. Facilitator: Joy Getnick, PhD. JCC Director of Jewish Life
Neuroplasticity is a new science that investigates whether the brain is capable not only of altering its structure but also of generating new neurons, even into old age. This presentation discusses these neuroplasticity facts in a fascinating and far-reaching book, Train Your Mind – Change Your Brain by Wall Street Journal science writer Sharon Begley. Facilitator: Bob Vukosic, Osher @ RIT Presidential Leadership class leader
February 12: Breast Cancer Information Workshop This forum will cover what cancer is, risk factors (controllable and uncontrollable); and possible causes for the increase in breast and gynecological cancers. We will also discuss reducing a few of the most common daily toxic exposures. We will discuss breast cancer “marketing”, being a discerning consumer of “pink”, and charitable giving. Facilitator: Lori Meath Breast Care Coalition of Rochester
February 19: Growing Our Resilience Many of us have had overwhelming life experiences and faced difficult circumstances. We may not realize how these events have impacted our physiological wellbeing and shaped how we respond to stress thereafter. More importantly, we might not know that there are simple tools and techniques we can use to restore resilience, develop a healthier stress response, and cultivate emotional regulation. This interactive workshop will briefly cover the physiology of stress, and give participants an opportunity to learn some of these life-changing tools through direct experience. Facilitator: Pamela Pollack
For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Michele Ruda.
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
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.
Mondays, every 6 weeks 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
Wednesdays, 11am-1pm; Room 2 Discuss the latest news topics that interest you. The group breaks for lunch, coffee is provided.
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
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.
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.
Connections for Women
First Thursday of each month 1pm-2:15pm Room 2
Women 75+ Join us each month for conversation, an opportunity to make new friends and hear guest speakers.
Men in Transition (M.I.T)
An association of retired men ages 60+. Enjoy bagels, coffee and discussion. Special speakers are regularly scheduled.
For more information, contact Carrie Dengler.
Tuesdays, 8:30-10am; Auditorium FREE
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
And… • Coordinated Care Services (CCSI) offers individual appointments to discuss health insurance enrollment for the marketplace. Appointments are scheduled at the JCC on 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month and the 3rd Thursday of each month in the evening. Please call 613-7662 to schedule an appointment and specify that you would like your appointment at the JCC.
• Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program (HIICAP), through LifeSpan. Please call Lifespan at 244-8400 for an appointment. • Caring for a parent/loved one support group facilitated by Jewish Family Services is held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1:15pm. Please RSVP 48 hrs proior, to Michele Ruda.
Healing with the Gong; Sound & Meditation Saturday, December 2, 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 Instructor: Sat Dharm and Whitney For more information, contact Val Redmond. $30 Member: $25
Friday, January 26, 1pm Conference Room Would you like to learn some of the newest science about human sexuality? How do bodies and minds really operate– not myths and stereotypes. This class will focus on the newest understandings of the human body, how men and women are the same and different, how to achieve optimal sexual experiences and why performance is a goal with little reward. Facilitated by: Dan Rosen, LCSW-R, Certified Sex Therapist and Pebble Kranz, MD Family Physician www.rochestercenterforsexualwellness.com For more information, contact Michele Ruda. $15 Member: $10
The Sex Ed Class You Wish You Had
Energy Workshop Saturday February 10, 3-5pm Yoga Studio Experience the practice of cultivating your own internal energy to resource your life and passions. Gain the tools needed to create a relationship with your body and listen to its messages to guide your process of becoming your healthiest self. In this workshopwe will be bridging movement and mindful self-awareness to increase vitality and bring balance to the whole body. (The elements of breath, acupressure, meditation and relaxation will also be explored) Instructor: Eileen Hayes For more information, contact Val Redmond. $20 Member: $10
JCC E H T T A FREE + W E N UNITY L M M AL O C E TH OPEN TO
PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS LIVING + THRIVING! Join us for these exciting and interactive programs. To register or learn more, contact Michele Ruda. $5 discounted lunches are available on program days only. Participants will be issued a punch card to show a Harvest Eatery cashier at the time of order to receive the special pricing. Tables will be set up in the auditorium on program days for program participants to eat and socialize before the presentations begin. *1/2 wrap and cup of soup These programs are made possible through a generous grant from the Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation.
Itâ€™s free, bring a friend!
NUTRITION + WELLNESS
TUESDAYS, 1PM; AUDITORIUM B • AGING GRACEFULLY DECEMBER 5 • TOP TIPS FOR HEALTHY LIVING DECEMBER 12 • COOKING FOR 1 OR 2 JANUARY 2 • FOODS FOR ACHING JOINTS JANUARY 9 • DECODING FOOD LABELS FEBRUARY 6 • TRUST YOUR GUT-FOOD AND MOOD FEBRUARY 13 Facilitated by: Adrienne Markus, AADP Certified Health Coach
SAFETY + STABILITY
WEDNESDAYS, 1PM; AUDITORIUM B • BETTER BALANCE = FEWER FALLS DECEMBER 13 • STAYING ACTIVE DESPITE ARTHRITIS JANUARY 10 • PRACTICE PERFECT POSTURE FEBRUARY 14 Facilitated by: Sarah Lipinski, MS, PT Genesee Valley Physical Therapy
THURSDAYS, 1PM; AUDITORIUM A • 10 STEPS TO BRAIN FITNESS NOVEMBER 30 • LIFE REVIEW & MEMORY ENHANCEMENT DECEMBER 7 • STRESS REDUCTION DECEMBER 14 • MENTAL EXERCISES DECEMBER 21 • BETTER SLEEP DECEMBER 28 • MEMORY TECHNIQUES JANUARY 4 • MINDFULNESS JANUARY 11 • REMEMBERING NAMES & FACES JANUARY 18 Facilitated by: Emily Krohn, LCSW-R, CDP, Certified Super Noggin Instructor
For our SilverSneakers and Silver&Fit members: 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. 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.
SilverSneakers® Classic Mondays & Thursdays, 11-11:45am
Tuesdays & Fridays, 11-11:45am
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12-1pm
Silver&Fit® Silver&Fit® provides eligible members with no-cost or low-cost fitness memberships. To join the JCC, bring your health insurance card to the JCC Main Desk and complete a membership application. Your membership includes participation in any of our group fitness classes which are free with membership. For more information contact Silver&Fit® at silverandfit.com or by phone 1-877- 427- 4788.
Zumba® Gold Wednesdays, 11-11:45am
Silver&Fit® Experience Sundays, 11-11:45am
For more information about SilverSeakers or Silver&Fit memberships, contact Barbara Conklin. For more information about fitness classes, contact Val Redmond. jccrochester.org
+ JCC Physical Therapy is available for our members and open to the community. Ask Sarah Lipinski about physical therapy and your insurance. 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 PT. Free sessions are open to all. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Sarah Lipinski.
FREE WINTER PHYSICAL THERAPY LECTURES: • MOVE: Managing Obesity via Exercise Tuesday December 5, 12-1pm • HEADACHES Wednesday, December 27, 12-1pm Check our website for more lectures!
Joins us for this special presentation
Orthopaedic Presentation Series Wednesday, January 24, 2018 6:30 – 8:30pm (Starting with a light reception)
Diagnoses, Management & Treatment of “Rotator Cuff Injuries” Learn about one of the most common sources of shoulder pain. From impingement to full-thickness tears, we will discuss the underlying cause of shoulder symptoms and various treatment options to return patients to work, sports, and life. Dr. Matthew Bessette Rochester Community Orthopaedic 20 Hagen Drive, Suite #110 Rochester, New York 14625
Please come and meet Dr. Matthew Bessette, GVPT staff and JCC personal trainers in their first Orthopaedic Series. Get a tour of the JCC facilities and the GVPT physical therapy clinic.
Location: Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester 1200 Edgewood Avenue
Registration required. Please call GVPT (585) 671-0850 today. jccrochester.org
Check out these great classes included in your membership. CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL YOGA CLASSES
Experience gentle, rhythmic movements to reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality and enhance wellbeing. Improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions. This class is similar to Qi Gong.
Experience deep relaxation and pain free movement using basic yoga postures to build strength and flexibility. This class moves at a slower pace to encourage gentle stretching and the use of props for support.
A more vigorous vinyasa flow targeting core sculpting and over all body strength building. Previous yoga experience recommended.
at the JCC
HEALING ARTS FOR YOUR HEALTH & WELLNESS Reiki • Massage • Mayofascial 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.
TRY THE SPA FOR A DAY
Click here to request a FREE day pass.
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. jccrochester.org
JCC CenterStage… Bringing Rochester Theatre to the World The JCC CenterStage 2017-18 Season is packed with area premieres and new works. Our new play initiatives are building our reputation across the country as an innovator of new theatre. Playwright Jason Odell Williams and CenterStage’s Ralph Meranto on the Red Carpet at Opening Night of Church & State in NYC
CHURCH & STATE NOMINATED FOR BEST NEW OFF BROADWAY PLAY JCC Audiences that attended last season’s World Premiere play, CHURCH & STATE truly witnessed something ground–breaking. Church & State was the brain-child of NYC based playwright Jason Odell Williams. The play was nurtured and developed by CenterStage and Williams through a series of readings around the country. The play was also submitted for productions from theatres in the National New Play Network and a production at Los Angeles’ Skylight Theatre played to sold-out audiences and was twice extended.
The script has been published by Dramatists Play Service and a dozen productions have already been scheduled at college, community and professional theaters across the U.S. In fact, productions in Anchorage, Alaska and St. Paul, Minnesota have already played to great audience and critical reviews. We can now officially announce that film rights to the play have been optioned by Gigi Films! Not bad for our first Off-Broadway project!
The NYC cast, crew and producing team of Church & State jccrochester.org
Playwright Wendy Kout talks about Survivors at the Alliance for Jewish Theatreâ€™s annual conference in Boston
Special Announcement New Play Commissioned to Honor Rochester Survivors
Davida Bloom wowed audiences playing multiple characters in Wild Horses.
Wild Horses Runs Across the Country For 2017 JCC CenterStage partnered again with the National New Play Network for another Rolling World Premiere. Playwright Allison Gregoryâ€™s WILD HORSES was performed at JCC CenterStage September 9 & 10 and then continued for additional performances downtown at the Rochester Fringe Festival. Our production of Wild Horses was the second of 4 theatres across the country that have collaborated on this new work. Playwright Gregory was in Rochester for the opening weekend and participated in post-show chats about the play.
JCC CenterStage is pleased to announce that we have commissioned Los Angeles-based writer Wendy Kout to create a new play based on the testimonies of 11 Rochester-based Holocaust survivors. Rochester audiences know Kout as the playwright of Naked in Encino, which has its World Premiere at CenterStage two years ago. To the world, she is known as a former lead writer on Mork & Mindy, and creator of the TV series Anything But Love and the film Dorfman in Love. Using their actual words, Survivors is a one-act docu-drama that tells the story of the Holocaust though the eye-witness testimony of 11 Rochester Holocaust survivors. Audiences will experience the true stories of a fortunate few that overcame impossible obstacles, those who helped them and the voices of those silenced. The play will also inspire audiences to reflect on the content of our own character and the choices we make every day. Survivors will premiere this spring and become an ongoing traveling show. JCC CenterStage is looking for underwriters for the development of the project, as well as sponsors to get the play into schools, regardless of their ability to pay. Anyone interested in learning about any of these projects and/or donating to our new play initiatives can email CenterStage.
The New are at CEnTErSTagE
PLUS, Ring in the New YeaR with Old Favorites!
UpscAle! Sat. DEC 30 at 7 pm Sun. DEC 31 at 2 pm Sun. DEC 31 at 7 pm
The BRoADwAY mUsicAl comeDY DecemBeR Music & Lyrics by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner
Returning after last year’s sold-out debut, our a cappella group of Jason Mincer, Ashley Jake Wegman, Marc Cataldi, Colin Pazik and Creator/Music Director Matthew Wegman features breath-taking vocals and delightful staging.
UpScale DecemBeR 30-31
AREA PREMIERE - When tightly wound Aaron is set up on a blind date with cool girl Casey, a quick drink turns into a hilarious dinner served with sides of Google background checks, fake emergency phone calls, manipulative exes, and a curiously intrusive waiter. Can this dating disaster turn into something special before the check arrives?
Divas of stage and screen Thu. DEC 28 at 7 pm Sat. DEC 30 at 9 pm Sun. DEC 31 at 9 pm
Back by popular demand, ring in the new year with Mrs. Kasha Davis of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Aggy Dune. This all-new show features dead on impersonations of your favorite stars of the silver screen and the boob tube. Barbra, Liza, Judy, Tina and Cher will be there, along with some new “guests.”
and the beat goes on FeBRUARY Created by Ralph Meranto and Casey Filiaci
ALL NEW SHOW - A musical tribute to the late 1960s. We flip the musical coin from last year’s Woodstock-inspired set list and bring you a fresh take on chart-topping hits by Sonny & Cher, Marvin Gaye, Three Dog Night, Donovan, The 5th Dimension, and more!
All SeAtS ReseRved $29/$27 Jcc members $20 students
TickeTs: (585) 461-2000 • jcccenterstage.org
Holocaust Families Discussion and Support Group December 12, January 9, and February 13, 10-11am Yiddish Culture Center Join together with other members of Survivor families to discuss your family’s stories and the impact of these experiences. Leave with tips and resources for processing these family histories individually and with others. This is a new group, so discussion topics and focus will vary depending on participants’ needs. Facilitator: Maya Brown, LCSW, For more information, contact Joy Getnick. Free
What’s Next?… A Support Group for Women in Transition Thursday, December 14, January 11and February 8, 10am 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
Red Cross Blood Drive Monday, January 22, 2-7pm Auditorium C Appointments preferred, but walk-ins welcome. To make an appointment, call 1-800-Red-Cros, or visit redcross.org. For more information, contact Carrie Dengler. Free
Healing from Intergenerational PTSD of the Holocaust: One Family’s Story Sunday, January 28, 2-4pm Auditorium C In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day Sharon Korman, the daughter of a local Holocaust Survivor and a Paris-based psychotherapist, will speak about the challenges of intergenerational Holocaust-related PTSD, and one family’s path towards healing. For more information, contact Bonnie Abrams or Joy Getnick. Free Sponsored by CHAI: The Center for Holocaust Awareness and Information at the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester, in partnership with the Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester.
Caring for a Parent/Loved One Support Group Wednesday, December 20, January 17, February 21,1:15pm 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 or to register, contact Michele Ruda. Free
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. Click Here to Donate For more information about giving opportunities, contact Debra Walker, Director of Philanthropy.
Looking for employment opportunities in a great work environment? We’re hiring at the JCC!
DAY + WEEKEND LIFEGUARDS FITNESS INSTRUCTORS SPA ATTENDANTS ASSISTANT TEACHERS MEMBER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES For more information, contact Christine O’Rourke.