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Winter Program Guide 2019–2020 Family Soccer • Jr. RazorSharks Youth Basketball • Creative Dance for Kids Pickleball Clinics • Cookie Decorating with Rochester Brainery TYKEs Academy • Hitmakers: Origins of Classic Rock #JMyWay


Lots of Latkes Family Hanukkah Dinner

Tuesday, December 17, 5–6:30pm; Auds

Register by Thursday, December 12 online or at the Main Desk. Member: $8/Adult $5/Child Children 2 and under are free. Non-Member: $10/Adult $7/Child


May your holiday be bright during this festive season of light.



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HONOR + RESPECT The Jewish value kavod, meaning respect and honor, is the pillar on which our unique Center stands. At its core, it means we are people who care about people. We take others at their word and give people the benefit of the doubt because doing the right thing and honoring each other with our actions is vital to ensure all feel welcome at the JCC. Regardless of your background, kavod is a value we live by at the Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LIVE BY THE KAVOD CODE? The Kavod Code is a fundamental set of beliefs and behaviors that apply to our J members, staff, and community. • Respect each other and our unique differences • Act thoughtfully and exercise good judgment • Regard the thoughts and opinions of others with compassion • Care for the property and community of the JCC


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Adult Programs


Health + Wellness


Fitness 10 Swim Lessons


Cultural Arts




Saturday & Sunday 8am–8pm

Thanksgiving Thursday, November 28 8am–1:30pm

Monday–Thursday 5am–9:30pm Friday 5am–5:30pm Locker Rooms & Spas close 30 minutes later. Please visit website for PlaySpace hours.

Christmas Eve Tuesday, December 24 8am–5:30pm Christmas Wednesday, December 25 8am–5:30pm New Year’s Eve Tuesday, December 31 8am–5:30pm New Year’s Day Wednesday, January 1, 2020 8am–5:30pm


Fill the Night with Light January 25, 2020

LOUIS S. WOLK JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF GREATER ROCHESTER 2020 HONOREES Justin L. Vigdor Tikkun Olam Award (Repairing the World) Emily Rittenberg Young Leadership Award Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester Community Partnership Award For sponsorship information and to purchase seats, contact Susan Bird at 585.461.2000, ext. 368 or gala@jccrochester.org.




The Wolk Children’s Center provides half and full day childcare for children ages 8 weeks to Pre-K. Wrap-around care for grades K–6 every day in our renovated, kid-friendly spaces. Call ext. 272 for a tour today!

J Cation Days



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

ADD-ON UNLIMITED USE OF OUR 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 them on today. #JMYWAY

Grades K–6 When school’s out, the JCC is open! Pricing and extended care info online. Winter Break: December 23–January 3 Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Monday, January 20 Rush-Henrietta Grading Day: Friday, January 24 February Break: Monday, February 17–21

Birthday Parties!

The cold weather months are here and we’re the spot for your indoor birthday. Let our Birthday Hosts run the party while you enjoy stress free. We have 12 packages to choose from! For more information or to reserve your date, contact Gabby Yackel at gyackel@jccrochester.org or ext. 252.


Wednesdays, 9:30–10:30am; Erdle Foundation Lounge Fall Session: November 27–December 18 Winter Session: January 8–March 4 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) Babyccino is co-sponsored by Pittsford Chabad, the Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester, and PJ Library.

Parenting Village

Sundays, 9:30; Conference Room December 15, January 19, February 16 A drop-in discussion and support group for parents of children ages 4–10 years old. Parenting village is a program of Jewish Family Services. Free

Curious About JCC Day Camp 2020?

Join us on Sunday, December 29 for a Day Camp event from 2–4pm. For more information, contact Staci Hiller at shiller@jccrochester.org or ext. 464.


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TYKEs ACADEMY Youth Drama Classes

Ages 5–7: Thursdays, January 9–March 26, 4–5pm Ages 8+: Mondays, January 6–March 23, 4–5:30pm Inspire your budding actor with after-school theatre classes that kids love! Aspiring thespians learn about dramatic arts as they develop self-confidence, creative thinking, teamwork, empathy, communication skills, and much more. Member: $150 Non-Member: $175


Sundays, January 5–March 22, 10–10:30am; Aud C Learn hockey fundamentals through imaginative drills and play. Instructor: Brendon W. Member: $100 Non-Member: $125

Floor Hockey

Sundays, January 5–March 22; Gym Grades K–2: 1–1:45pm Grades 3–6: 2–2:45pm Develop and practice fundamentals with weekly games. All skill levels welcome. Instructor: Brendon W. Member: $100 Non-Member: $125

Pre-K Soccer

Sundays, January 5–March 22, 10:45–11:15am; Aud C Learn soccer fundamentals through imaginative drills and play. Instructor: Brendon W. Member: $100 Non-Member: $125

Family Soccer

Sundays, January 5–March 22, 3–3:45pm; Gym Ages 7+ A unique family program where parents, kids, and coaches come together to learn and enjoy the game of soccer. All levels welcome. Instructor: Brendon W. Member: $100/Family Non-Member: $125/Family

Indoor Tennis

Mondays, January 6–March 23, 4:30–5:20; Gym Grades K–2 Develop tennis fundamentals through fun games. Instructor: Avi A. Member $100 Non-Member $125

Sport Court Fun

Mondays, January 6–March 23, 4:30–5:20pm; Gym Grades 3–6 Develop skills and compete in a variety of sports and gym class games. Instruction will include skill-based games and scrimmages. Instructor: Brendon W. Member: $100 Non-member: $125

Jr. RazorSharks Youth Basketball


Tuesdays, January 7–February 25, 4:30–5:20pm Grades K–2 & 3–8 Learn from the Pros! Develop game-based skills with this Junior NBA program and certified USA coaches. Instructors: Rochester RazorSharks Member: $100/Session Non-Member: $125/Session



Grades K–2: Wednesdays, January 8–February 26 4:30–5:20pm; Gym Grades 3–7: Thursdays, January 9–February 27 4:30–5:20pm; Gym Play pickleball–a combination of badminton, tennis, and ping pong. This intro to pickleball class will develop hand-eye coordination, agility, and teamwork. Instructor: Jenn M. Member: $100 Non-Member: $125

Run Club

Wednesdays, January 8–February 26, 4:30–5:20pm; Track Grades 3–6 Build endurance in a fun and unique way. Participants will combine their mileage and go on a virtual trip west. Participants can follow their progress each week on a map. How far will they go? Instructor: Brendon W. Member: $100 Non-Member: $125

Table Tennis

Fridays, January 10–March 28, 4:30–5:20; Gym Grades 3–6 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

Creative Kids Dance

Fridays, January 10–March 28, 4–4:45pm; Dance Studio Grades K–3 A full dance experience including tap, jazz, ballet, and creative movement. This class focuses on the fundamentals of dance and use of mats for tumbling. Member: $100 Non-Member: $125 #JMyWay



Monday & Wednesday, 9am–12pm Conference Room • December 9 & 11 • January 13 & 15 • February 10 & 12 Payment must be made by check to AARP on the first day of class. Instructor: Patrick Fox AARP Member: $20 Non-Member: $25

Give Back with the J

Wednesday, January 15, 1:30pm–3:30pm Jewish Home of Rochester; Bingo Volunteer with us as we give back to our community together. Advance registration required. To learn more, contact Jen Fox at jfox@jccrochester.org or ext. 214.

Sayed Kashua Live at the JCC

Tuesday, February 4, 7:30pm; JCC Hart Theater Prize-winning Arab-Israeli writer, Sayed Kashua–best known for his Israeli sitcom, Arab Labor–comes to Rochester! For more information visit rjff.org. A partnership of the Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester, University of Rochester Dept. of Religion and Classics, Jewish Studies Program, and the Center for Jewish Studies.

Rochester Recycling: NEW What, Why, and Where

Thursday, February 6, 1–2pm; Aud C Have questions about recycling in Monroe County? Join Tina Stevens, Waste Diversion and Education Coordinator for Monroe County’s Department of Environmental Services, for an in-depth look at the “what, why, and where” of recycling in our community. Free

Livingston Taylor in Concert

Sunday, February 9, 7pm; JCC Hart Theater Livingston Taylor’s career has spanned 50+ years of performing, teaching and songwriting, delighting audiences with his charm and vast repertoire of 22 albums and popular classics. Livingston has written top-40 hits, recorded by his brother James Taylor, and has appeared with Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, and Jimmy Buffet. Reserved Seats: $35


VIP Section: $50

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Book Club

First Monday of the month, 1pm; Room 2 Books are selected by the group. Contact Jen Fox at jfox@jccrochester.org or ext. 214 to learn about next month’s selection. Facilitator: Michael Miller Free

MIT: Men in Transition

Tuesday, 8:30–10am; Aud A An informal group of retired or close-to-retired men for good conversation, engaging presentations, bagels, and coffee. Free

Current Events

Wednesdays, 11am–1pm; Room 2 Weekly opportunity to discuss and analyze important issues of the day. All opinions welcome. Facilitator: Bob Schoenfeld Supported by the Ory Pranger Fund. Free

TechAge Adult Computer Learning Center

The mission of TechAge is to help adults enhance their lives through the use of ever changing technology. Dozens of classes offered for Windows computers and mobile devices (smartphones and tablets, iPhone/iPad and Android smartphones and tablets). Full schedule online. Free “Help Sessions” are offered Monday–Friday, 12–2pm. FEATURED CLASSES • Get Comfortable with Windows 10 • Computer & Internet Safety • 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/iPadOS 13 for iPhones & iPads

ART The Art of Painting; Mini Series


Mondays, December 2–16 10am–2pm; Art Studio Open studio time for painters of all levels and mediums. Instructor support is available for questions and guidance. Instructor: Allison Roberts Member: $21 Non-Member: $27 Drop-in: $9/Day Non-Member: $11/Day

The Art of Painting

Mondays, January 6–March 9, 10am–2pm; Art Studio An open studio for painters of all levels and mediums, instructor support is available for questions and guidance. Instructor: Allison Roberts Member: $70 Non-Member: $90 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 Sanow Free

Open Craft Studio with Copper Enameling Thursday’s, 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 Gingold Free


DANCE Learn to Salsa

Sundays, January 12–February 2, 4–5pm; Dance Studio This is a beginner class taught in an easy-to-understand manner with fun as the goal. No experience or partner required. Instructor: Heidi K. Member: $40 Non-Member: $48

Israeli Folk Dance

Sundays, Dance Studio Beginner, 6:30–7pm Open Dancing & Instruction, 7–9pm Explore 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. Instructor: Alene B. and Sarada G. Member: $5/Class Non-Member: $7/Class

Adult Ballet

Cookie Decorating: Winter Wonderland Friday, December 13, 1–2:30pm; Auds A & B Advance your cookie-decorating skills! You will gain not only new decorating and piping skills, but also a dozen snowflake sugar cookies you decorated yourself. At this time, gluten-free and vegan options are unavailable for this class. Advance registration required. In partnership with Rochester Brainery. $33 Includes class & supplies.

Mondays, 5:45–7:15pm; Dance Studio Increase strength and flexibility through dance in a casual and fun atmosphere. This is an ongoing class– join us any time. Pay for a single class or save with 5 or 10 class card options. See website for details. Instructor: Kathy K. Drop-in Member: $12/Class Non-Member: $17/Class

Intro to Ballet

Wednesdays, January 8–29, 5:45–7:15pm; Dance Studio Registration deadline: January 2 Fundamentals of ballet for beginners or those returning after a long absence. A four-week session in a friendly, fun environment. Instructor: Kathy K. Members: $44 Non-Member: $60




With the JCC’s NEW J My Way membership program, what you want and what you pay for go hand-in-hand. Build your Core with 117 classes offered weekly! Visit the Main Desk to customize your membership. #JMYWAY

OVER 100 CLASSES EVERY WEEK AT THE J $20/mo for Individual Core Members | $30/mo for Family Core Members




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HEALTH + WELLNESS Rochester Regional Health; Mobile Mammography Center

Wednesday, December 4, 12–5pm; JCC Parking Lot The Mobile Mammography Center makes state-of-the-art breast cancer screenings more accessible. 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 appreciated but not required via 585-922-PINK or RochesterRegional.org/PINK.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, January 2 & Wednesday, March 18 2–7pm; Aud A Come help save a life! Advance registration preferred via 1-800-RED-CROS (1-800-733-2767). Walk-ins welcome.

Genesee Valley Physical Therapy Lectures & Screenings Conference Room For screenings please sign up in advance for a 20 minute time slot at the Main Desk. Presenter: Sarah Lipinski, MS, PT Free

• Hips Lecture: Tuesday, January 7, 12–1pm Screening: Tuesday, January 14, 12–2pm • Knees Lecture: Tuesday, February 4, 12–1pm Screening: Tuesday, February 11, 12–2pm • Low Back Lecture: Tuesday, March 3, 12–1pm Screening: Tuesday, March 10, 12–2pm


A Monthly Health Series

Wednesdays, 1–2pm; Aud C Free; All are welcome

Falls Prevention + Balance

Wednesday, January 8 The Falls Prevention Program is an evidence-based training and instruction initiative for area seniors, ages 60+. These programs provide an ideal model for giving older adults information and support, and can significantly improve the health and well-being of older adults in the community. Presenter: Sarah Otis, Lifespan

Lifestyle Health

Wednesday, January 22 Learn about Lifestyle Medicine and the six things that will make or break your health. Presenter: Dr. Kerry Graff

Heart Health + Hypertension

Wednesday, February 5 Heart Month presentation covering the health factors that the American Heart Association looks at in the Rochester community, and the problems we face that lead to increased risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Presenter: American Heart Association

Healthy Brain Initiative

Wednesday, March 4 Cognitive health is a crucial component of healthy aging and ensuring quality of life. Learn what resources are available to take healthy brain initiatives. Presenter: Alzheimer’s Association A partnership between Rochester Regional Health and the Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester.



Stretching The Limits for Parkinson’s

ADULT FITNESS Winter Solstice Hike with Hot Chocolate


Sunday, December 22, 1–2pm Walk the canal with Bev H, then join us back at the JCC to celebrate the winter solstice over a cup of hot cocoa. Instructor: Bev H. Member: Free Non-Member: $10

365 Days of 365 New Possibilities


Wednesday, January 1, 10–11:30am; UGX + Cycling Studio Begin the new year with a fresh start. This class will give you a taste of our most popular Group X class formats. Instructors: Carly B. and Angelina S. Member: Free Non-Member: $10

Fitness Bingo


Saturday, January 11, 10–10:45am; UGX Studio A fun, interactive fitness game! The instructor will call out exercises listed on their bingo call sheets and participants who have the exercise listed on their fitness bingo cards will perform the exercise and mark their cards. First participant to achieve a “J” pattern is declared the fitness bingo winner and will receive a prize. Instructor: Eva M. Member: Free Non-Member: $10

52 Pickup


Saturday, January 18, 10–10:45am; UGX Studio More than just games and magic tricks, get an awesome workout with a standard deck of cards. Each suit is assigned an exercise that participants will perform. Instructor: Eva M. Member: Free Non-Member: $10

Super Set Sunday


Sunday, February 2, 10-10:45 Pre-game for your Super Bowl food binge with this calorie blasting workout. This fun and interactive drill-style workout will have you and your friends burning for more! Instructor: Eva M. Member: Free Non-Member: $10

Intro to Cycling

Sunday, February 9, 11:15am–12:15pm; Cycling Studio From how to set up your bike to understanding how RPMs and resistance affect your workout, this workshop will get you ready to try an indoor cycling class with confidence. Instructors: Shawna S. and Kim L. Member: Free Non-Member: $10


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A group exercise class for individuals with varying stages of Parkinson’s disease. Improve flexibility, increase body awareness, and build strength. Modifications shown to meet individual needs. Medical clearance is required to participate. Please contact our Main Desk to schedule an evaluation prior to registration. Member: $100/Session Non-Member: $125/Session

Mixed Levels Pilates Group Reformer

Reap the benefits of Pilates through apparatus training on the Reformer and Chair. Improve flexibility, balance and strength, all while creating a lean physique. Small group classes offered in six-week sessions. See website for more info. Members: $150/Session Non-Member: $180/Session

Spring Preview: Reformer Madness Month

Single class options will be available in March. Interested in Pilates Reformer but unsure about committing? Give this class a try!


January 1–February 29 Don’t just make wellness a New Year’s motivation. Improve your overall well-being by staying active! We challenge you to participate in as many classes and programs as you can in January and February and you’ll be rewarded. Get points when you attend group fitness classes, training sessions, or work out on your own at the JCC. We will track your progress on our We’re Making It Count wall in the Champion Fitness Hallway where your name and points will be visible. Pre-register to have your name added to the wall. Full challenge details and registration links can be found online or visit the Main Desk. Find your name and see how many points you accumulate each week to make moving your body count! All members will receive a prize for participation and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be recognized on March 1. For more information, contact Renee Rosenkranz at rrosenkranz@jccrochester.org or ext. 289.


Wednesdays through January 22, 7–9pm; Gym Drop-in Member: $10/Game Non-Member: $12/Game

Men’s 4v4 Basketball League

Tuesdays Beginning December 10, 7–9:30pm; Gym (minimum of 10 games guaranteed) Sign up as a team or as an individual and we will find you a team. Slow-break rules will be instituted with fast breaks in the last 5 minutes of each half. Every game will be officiated by certified, high-school basketball referees. Member: $100 Non-Member: $125

Ladder League

Mondays, December 10–February 17, 7–9:30pm; Gym Join our pickleball league! Play three games, first to 11, the highest scoring player moves up and the lowest scoring player moves down a ladder. All levels up to 3.9 welcome. Member: $70 Non-Member: $95

Advanced Ladder League

Thursdays, December 5–February 13, 7–9:30pm; Gym This is an advanced league for players with a rating of 4.0+. This league will have six matches, first to 11, lowest score moves down and highest score moves up. Limited spots available. Member: $70 Non-Member: $95

Beginners Pickleball Clinic

Tuesdays, December 3–31, 12–1pm; Gym This is a beginners clinic for players with rating of 2.0–3.0. We will focus on ready and recovery positions, dinking strategies, and strokes: ground, drives and lobs. Member: $40 Non-Member: $65

Advanced Pickleball Clinic

Thursdays, December 5–January 2, 11am–12pm; Gym This clinic is for intermediate and advanced intermediate pickleballers with a rating of 3.0–3.5. We will review 2.0-3.0 skills and progress to partner communication and shadowing, shot diversification, drops, and lobs. Member: $40 Non-Member: $65 Pickleball Instructor: Jenn M.


Submit your JCC story two ways. 1. Send your story to stories@jccrochester.org. 2. Contact Sam Wexler to chat one-on-one at swexler@jccrochester.org. Don’t forget to tag us in pictures when you’re here at the JCC! Show us how you #JMYWAY. #JMyWay





AQUATIC PROGRAMS Adult Learn-to-Swim Clinics

Tuesdays, January 14–February 25, 6–7pm Ages 16+ Clinics help beginning and intermediate swimmers develop and improve distance and 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 Lifeguarding Recertification Class

Sunday, January 12, 9am–5:30pm Friday, February 21, 9am–5:30pm Lifeguarding review class will update your skills while also extending your certification for two years. Member: $80 Non-Member: $100


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American Red Cross Lifeguarding Class

Session 1: Thursday, Saturday & Sunday January 23, 4:30–9:30 pm, January 25 & 26, 9–6pm Session 2: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday February 17–19, 9–4pm, Students must be at least 15 years old by the last day of class, and pass a swimming skills test of 300 yards and extract a brick in deep water. Once students are enrolled, they’ll receive the latest science-based training on how to create a safe swimming environment and, if necessary help save a life. Member: $250 Non-Member: $200


Aquatics Director Renee Rosenkranz joined the JCC in October 2018. Previous to this position, Renee spent the past four years as a collegiate swim coach at the University of Rochester where she coached 24 NCAA national provisional qualifiers. “JCC swim instructors aim to provide fun, high-quality swim and water safety instruction. Your children will be carefully supervised by Red Cross certified lifeguards at all times. We look forward to having you join us at the JCC pools!” For more information about our aquatic programs, contact Renee Rosenkranz at rrosenkranz@jccrochester.org or ext. 289.

SWIM LESSONS DIGITAL REPORT CARDS FOR SWIM LESSONS! NEW Make sure we have your correct email so you receive the great progress your child’s made.

Tiny Tots & Parents 1

Ages 8 months–2 years Parents and children are introduced to the water and become comfortable through water games, songs, floating and fundamental safety and aquatic skills for parents. Great for children who are not yet able to respond to verbal cues or jump on land. DECEMBER DOUBLES Mondays & Wednesdays, December 2–18, 5:30–6pm Member: $66/Session Non-Member: $84/Session WINTER SESSION 1 Sundays, January 12–February 13, 9–9:30am, 9:30–10am Member: $55/Session Non-Member: $70/Session

Tiny Tots & Parents 2

Ages 8 months–2 years Parents and children explore body positions, floating, blowing bubbles and fundamental safety and aquatic skills. Great for children not yet comfortable being in the water without a parent, and who can respond to verbal cues and jump on land. DECEMBER DOUBLES Tuesdays & Thursdays, December 3–19, 5:30–6pm Member: $66/Session Non-Member: $84/Session WINTER SESSION 1 Sundays, January 12–February 13, 9:30–10am, 10–10:30am Member: $55/Session Non-Member: $70/Session

Group Swim Lessons: Levels 1–6

Level 1: READY Ages 3–4 This introductory class is for children who are new to swimming or nervous in the water. Our goal is to develop confidence, breath control, and proper body position with instructor assistance. Level 2: SET Ages 4–5 This class is for children who are comfortable in the pool and will go underwater willingly. This level will focus on learning proper breathing techniques, improving floating skills, kicking strength, and survival skills. Level 3: GO Ages 5–7 This level is for children who are able to swim independently and are ready to learn the basics of all four competitive strokes. Level 4: Introduction Ages 7+ This level focuses on introducing all four competitive strokes and refining swimming skills. In this level, students will also learn to swim on their sides and rotary breathe. Level 5: Development Ages 7+ This is an intermediate class. Students in this level will build endurance in preparation for swimming greater distances. Level 6: Mechanics Ages 7+ Student must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle with rotary breathing before entering this class. This is an advanced class. In this class, emphasis will be placed on refining technique in all four competitive strokes while working on endurance. DECEMBER DOUBLES Mondays & Wednesdays December 2–18, 4–4:30pm, 4:30–5pm & 5–5:30pm Tuesdays & Thursdays December 3–19, 4–4:30pm, 4:30–5pm & 5–5:30pm Member: $84/Session Non-Member: $108/Session WINTER SESSION 1 January 12–February 23 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays, 4–5:30pm Sundays, 10am–1pm Member: $70/Session Non-Member: $90/Session

JCC 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 part of a noncompetitive team. DECEMBER DOUBLES Mondays & Wednesdays, December 2–18, 5–5:45pm Tuesdays & Thursdays, December 3–19, 5–5:45pm Member: $160 Non-Member $190 WINTER SESSION 1 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays January 12–February 13, 5–5:45pm 1 Practice per Week Member: $90 Non-Member: $110 2 Practices per Week Member: $160 Non-Member: $190 3 Practices per Week Member: $210 Non-Member: $250



JCC LEGACY SOCIETY Our legacy donors ensure a vibrant, thriving Jewish Community Center in Rochester for generations to come. They are people whose values were shaped by their experiences at the Rochester JCC and therefore aspire to do the same for others. Thank you to the following legacy donors who committed today to many tomorrows. Aaron and Anne Eden Memorial Endowment Fund Alhart, Valerie Anonymous (2) Appelbaum, Geraldine and Sanford Baker, Bonnie* Baruch, Susan C. and William Y. Fowlkes** Baum, Ari* Beckwith, Kent and Linda Bennett, Carol and John Bennett, Douglas and Jane* Blaustein, Judith Blaustein, Norman A. Bobry, Terri and Harold** Bobry, Stuart Bowen, Beverly T. z”l Braitman, Josephine and Simon Broder, Ellen and Jonathan** Brodsky, Sara L. z”l Brodsky, Sharon* Brody, Samantha and Andy Antonucci* Brody, Sandy* Cantor, Aaron** Cohen, Stefan and Jodi Beckwith* Cohen, Steve and Leslie* Cohen, Tammy and Barry Silverstein* Comisar, David and Ellen* Cooper, Michael and Joany* Cooper, Rusty* Cornell, Regina z”l Crane, Leslie and Howard Cyrkin, David and Denise* Davidson, Spike and Jacqueline* Davis, Norton z”l Deitz, Marvin and Tracey* Eisenberg, David and Anna May** Feinbloom, Joan L. Fenster, Edward and Blanche* Field, Lori and Seth** Fierman, Irving Fisher, Neil Friedman, Marty and Vanessa* Furman, Ronald Futerman, Daphne Germanow, Esther Germanow, Irving z”l Goldberg, Debbie Goldberg, Irwin Goldberg-Schaible, Jocelyn* Golden, John and Judy* Goldman, Donald A. z”l Goldman, Justin and Leah** Goldstein, Daniel and Victoria** Goldstein, Myrtle z”l Goldstein, Sherry and Richard

Goldstein, William* Gordon, Michael and Debbie* Gray, Richard and Kimberly** Gray, Sharon and Scott Sherin* Grinspoon, Harold* Grossman, Howard J. Heilbronner, Joyce A. Heilbronner, Kevin and Erin* Heilbronner, Lawrence* Heilbronner, Warren H. Henning, Staci** Hershenhoren, Nathan z”l Hiller, Staci and Aaron* Holtzman, Kim** Holtzman, Neal** Houck, Greggory* Hurwitz, Jeffrey and Beth* J. Arthur Jennings for Edward Jennings II z”l Jacobson, Lawrence* Jevotovsky, Ira Kauffman, Lee D. z”l Kennedy, Nina and Will Kessler, Laurence and Karen Korn, Caroline Korn, Ira* Kosoff, Rachel* Kotok, David Kovalsky, Arnold* Kovalsky, Sharon* Kozel, Ilene* Kreppel, Marjorie* Kriger, Susan Lank, Norman E. z”l Lasser, Jill* Lebowitz, Leslie and Michael* Lederman, Norman and Donna Lesser, Marshall** Levin, Marilyn* Liebman, Jacqui and Scott Liebschutz, Sarah Lococo, Megan* Lococo, Sue and Michael Lunken, David and Jessica* Maas-Vangellow, Lisa Marsh, James** Max, Tzvi Menachof, Karen and Dan** Mercier, George E. z”l Miller, Douglas and Sally Hirst Miller, Leslie Jill Miller, Sanford S. Neuman, Rod* Newman, Karen Newman, Ronald Newmark, Bernard z”l

Nozik, Gabriella* Nusbaum, Beryl and Joan Pelter, David* Pierce, David* Pies, Lillian S. z”l Plotnik, Joy Ryen Pranger, Ory z”l Richter, Esta Rittenberg, Emily and Joshua Roos, Barry and Leslie Rosen, Harry and Ellen Rosenblitt, Marc* Rosenbloom, Stephen and Susy* Rosenthal, Edna z”l Rubin, Peter and Catherine* Ruda Leve, Michele* Ryen, Matthew and Erinn** Salerno, Noreen* Schacht, Robert z”l Serling, Mark* Shear, Evelyn z”l Shear, William z”l Shulman, Jennifer* Skirboll, Bernice & Morton** Sohinki, Arnie Strauss, Wendy* Sturman, Florence Silverman z”l Szajnberg, Dorothy z”l Szajnberg, Henoch z”l Tellem, Lisa and Dan Tompkins, Kate and Drew* Underberg, Paul* Viener, Amy* Wagner, Eugene z”l Wahlquist, Bob and Betsy* Walker, Debra A. Wallach, Erwin z”l Wechsler, Samuel Benjamin Weinbach, Sheila Weinstein, Josh and Jennifer Wexler, Michael J.* z”l Wexler, Rachel Wiener, Rachel and Andy* Winters, Daniel and Kathy Gross* Wyrtzen, Andrew* Zeeman, Debbie*

* CSL ** CSL & JCC z”l Deceased

If your name is missing from this list, we want to thank you personally. Please contact Debra Walker, Chief Advancement Officer, at dwalker@jccrochester.org or ext. 258.


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2019–20 SEASON RAGING SKILLET December 7–22, 2019


Once Chef Rossi’s mother discovered the microwave, home cooked meals became a thing of the past. What starts as Rossi’s rebellion against her Orthodox Jewish mom, ends with her becoming NYC’s #1 punk rock caterer in this hilarious and irreverent comedy. Area Premiere Comedy by Jacques Lamarre; Based on the book by Chef Rossi


British Invasion pioneers The Who, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones, and bands like The Doors, The Doobie Brothers, and Led Zeppelin launched the genre known today as “Classic Rock.” An all-new show with dozens of classic hits. Written by Jack Garner Musical Arrangements and Direction by Casey Filiaci

A Play by Wendy Kout INSPIRED BY THE LIVES AND WORDS OF TEN HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS Now booking tours for Spring 2020 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. To book a tour for your school, contact Samantha Rowley, Tour Manager at srowley@jccrochester.org or call 585.461.2000 ext. 243.



Learn from a veteran of six Broadway shows and the Associate Choreographer of Elf: The Musical on Broadway. This is a fun and energetic Broadway style dance class focusing on storytelling and style. Ages 12 & up. Instructor: Brian Marcum Member: $38 Non-Member: $45




The Premier Jewish Overnight Camp in Upstate New York.


June 28–August 16, 2020 CSL offers 8 weeks of summer on a gorgeous lakefront, unplugging from the everyday, our campers enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. Our overnight camp builds resilience, independence, and confidence for children and teens grades 3–11. Through meaningful programs and emphasis on values, campers form a lifelong Jewish identity and connection to community. For more information or to register for Summer 2020, visit campsenecalake.com or contact Amie Volz at ext. 222 or avolz@jccrochester.org.


Teen Retreat at CSL Grades 8–11 June 5–7, 2020

Seedlings of CSL Grades 3 & 4 July 16–19, 2020 August 6–9, 2020

Profile for Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester

Program Guide Winter 2019-2020  

Program Guide Winter 2019-2020