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Meet Our New CEO Zack Bodner Zack Bodner joined the Oshman Family JCC in late August after more than a dozen years heading the Pacific Northwest Region of AIPAC, the leading organization promoting a strong US-Israel relationship. Zack and his family live in Los Altos and are actively engaged in the local Jewish community. How would you describe your leadership style? First, I try to lead by example. You can't expect others to do what you're not willing to do yourself. Second, I strive to build the best possible team. You have to surround yourself with the best people, create a cohesive group working together toward a common goal, and empower them to do what they do best. Finally, I believe in providing a vision and motivating stake holders to take ownership of that vision, and roll up their sleeves to help get it done.
What excites you about this new role? I’m looking forward to building upon a thriving Jewish community, creating bridges to other organizations, and ensuring a strong, healthy, friendly organization. This community came together to build a phenomenal facility that provides a vibrant local gathering place. Now I hope to work with the community to finish building the campus, take our programming to the next level, grow our membership, and become the first place our community turns to for their social, cultural, educational, and recreational needs. The OFJCC is the place that brings everyone together: Jews and non-Jews; observant and secular; preschoolers, teens, college grads, young parents, seniors and everyone in between.
What is the biggest opportunity and challenge that you see? Perhaps the greatest opportunity is the incredible place where we live—Silicon Valley —and its culture of entrepreneurship and creativity. Every day people approach me with new ideas. That trail-blazing mentality is one
Ronit & Zack Bodner with their children Elie, Orly and Talia
The OFJCC is the place that brings everyone together: Jews and non-Jews; observant and secular; preschoolers, teens,college grads, young parents, seniors and everyone in between. of our greatest assets. The biggest challenge is how we create meaningful experiences that bring the community together in ways that resonate for people who express their Judaism and communal needs in hundreds of different ways.
How will you strike a balance between being a Jewish organization and offering services to non-Jewish members? I believe deeply that the OFJCC should welcome everyone, Jews and non-Jews. But what inspired me about this job was the “J” in JCC. I want people to see Jewish art; smell Jewish cooking; hear Hebrew songs; engage in thoughtful Jewish conversations; and feel that sense of Jewish family. You don’t have to be Greek to love "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," and you don't have to be Jewish to feel connected to the OFJCC!
What did being an OFJCC preschool parent teach you? When my son, Elie, was at the preschool two years ago, we were schlepping him down from the city because our future home here was under construction. What I experienced was that the OFJCC wasn't just a preschool for Elie, but a community for our family. We made so
many new friends that when we finally moved, it immediately felt like home because we already had an extended community.
What are you most looking forward to in your role as CEO? I love meeting people, learning who they are, and hearing their stories. I plan to spend the first several months engaging as many of our stakeholders as possible in dialogue about what’s important to them at a world class JCC. I want the entire community to feel invested in creating a dynamic, forward-looking epicenter for Jewish life here.
Do you have a motto you live by? I suppose the activist in me tries to live by Hillel's famous quote: "If not now, when?"
What is your fitness routine? You'll find me on the treadmill more than the other machines, but truly I'm a big sports fan. I played varsity soccer all through college, along with a variety of intramural sports. That’s why I love the sports leagues at the JCC and I’m also a big fan of the pick-up basketball on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Tell us about your family. My family is my life, and just about all of them live here, so every holiday is a big deal: lots of food, laughing, and craziness. My wife, Ronit, who I met studying abroad in Israel, is my partner in everything. My kids, Talia, Elie and Orly, have an insatiable curiosity, passion and energy—so I can't wait to build out the future grassy field at the JCC where they can run around and get a little energy out!
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Artist Neta Levi’s mixed media piece “Cobalt Blues.” Neta’s art is on display at the OFJCC Goldman Sports & Wellness Complex through October 21. Join us for her exhibit reception on September 15 from 6:30–8:30 PM.
The viewpoints expressed by presenters may not necessarily represent those of the OFJCC.
Please do not bring foods containing pork or shellfish on the campus. Please call if you have questions about a program's menu.
The OFJCC is proud to be supported by the Koret Taube Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood. The Oshman Family JCC joins with the Koret and Taube Foundation in believing that the ongoing vitality of the Jewish people lies in the richness of its communal life, the vibrancy and diversity of its cultural and spiritual expression, and the shared experiences that inspire a sense of connectedness to Jews everywhere and in every generation. Their generosity enables us to present special events and holiday celebrations that bring community together, travel and education programs that build connections to Israel and the heritage of the Diaspora communities, innovative classes and participatory experiences that elevate Jewish literacy and invigorate Jewish practice, and unique experiences like the JCC Maccabi Games. We thank them for their vision and support.
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The OFJCC endeavors to provide a meaningful Jewish experience for our community's children through scholarships and financial aid. If your family needs financial assistance, contact Randi Brenowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Classes, Workshops & Lectures
Explore new interests, acquire valuable skills or deepen your knowledge in our welcoming community.
More information: www.paloaltojcc.org/adults
Young Professionals (20s–30s) Whether networking, meeting new friends or just having a good time, adults in their 20s and 30s can count on the OFJCC. Young Adult programs are made possible in part through the generosity of Marlene and Gadi Maier and the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties.
Big Band Jazz Ensemble
More information: www.paloaltojcc.org/youngadults
With Jeff Sanford
Light it Up
Join our weekly jam session! Participants need to read music and bring their own instrument. REG Fall session: Tuesdays, 9/17–11/26 (no class 10/8, 10/29, 11/19) 8:00–10:00 PM • $115 M, $125 NM Winter session: Tuesdays, 12/3–2/18 (no class 12/24, 12/31) 8:00–10:00 PM • $145 M, $155 NM
Hebrew 101 Master Hebrew language basics and engage in conversation with other adults in a relaxed environment. No prior knowledge required. REG Mondays, 9/30–10/28 9:30–10:30 AM or 7:00–8:00 PM $80 M, $85 NM per session
Finding Your Financial Independence Invest in yourself. This two-part educational series will leave you empowered and inspired by giving you control over your financial situation. The October 24 class is for women only.
Join hundreds of young adults for one of the biggest and most rockin’ Hanukkah parties in the South Bay. Enjoy dancing, drinks and dreidels at this festive holiday celebration! For ages 21+ • Saturday, 11/23 • 9:00 PM • Cost TBD Hillel at Stanford: 565 Mayfield Avenue, Palo Alto
Vinyasa, Kavanah and Vino Experience Jewish yoga: yoga with a Jewish twist, candlelight Havdalah, inspiring themes and social wine tasting. All yoga levels and spiritual backgrounds welcome. Visit www.paloaltojcc.org/jewishyoga for dates and times. For ages 21+ • Select Saturdays $10 in advance • $15 at the door
Mitzvah Day Project for Young Professionals Join local young professionals to give back to our community. This is a great way to meet new friends and make a difference. Visit www.paloaltojcc.org/mitzvah for more information as it becomes available. Sunday, 1/19 • FREE
Thursdays, 10/24 & 11/7 • 7:00–9:00 PM $10 M, $15 NM per class
Argentine Tango for Beginners With Igor Polk
SAVE THE DATE
Mondays • 7:30–9:30 PM Samovar Hall: 1077 Independence Avenue, Mountain View $8 M, $10 NM at the door
Social Events Dances, networking, holiday parties and other lively events allow you to expand your social circle in a fun-filled atmosphere.
Rooftop Dance Party Dance the night away with great friends, handcrafted cocktails and music all night long! Saturday, 12/7 • 8:30 PM $20 M, $25 NM in advance $30 at the door Celebrate the holidays. Join friends and family at our festive events! Find out more on page 12.
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Want to tango but don't know how? This is the class for you! Learn the fundamentals and step out on the floor.
Monday, January 20, 2014 On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2014, join 1,000 community members as we gather for our seventh annual OFJCC Mitzvah Day to work on hands-on service projects addressing issues of poverty, homelessness, the environment and more. Many projects are perfect for families and young children. Online registration for projects opens in mid-December at www.paloaltojcc.org/mitzvah. Does your local organization have a one-day project you'd like help with? Contact Rebecca Siegel at email@example.com.
COMMUNITY TUESDAYS Spend the day at the J! Tuesdays are special at the Oshman Family JCC. Between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, spend the day working out, attending a lecture, enjoying a concert and much more for just $15 or one punch on your Community Tuesdays punch card. Open to the public. More information: www.paloaltojcc.org/tuesdays
Tapas Life®: A Rich Life after Your Long Career With Andy Robin
Learn to maintain a fulfilling life for the two to three decades after your long career and assemble a “Tapas Life”—a life filled with a collection of enriching activities. Tuesday, 9/10 11:00 AM–12:00 PM $15 or 1 punch
The Russian Jewish Immigrant Story With Alan Fleishman
Alan Fleishman, author of A Fine September Morning, talks about the massive Jewish migration from Russia between 1881 and 1910. Tuesday, 9/10 • 1:00–2:30 PM $15 or 1 punch
Jewish Poets of Broadway: Musical Theater’s Legendary Lyricists With Bonnie Weiss
This series of monthly talks is a tribute to musical theater’s most gifted lyricists. Discover how their lyrics express the experience of being a Jew in America. Tuesday, 9/24: Lorenz Hart Tuesday, 10/22: Ira Gershwin Tuesday, 11/26: Dorothy Fields & Howard Dietz 1:30–3:00 PM $15 or 1 punch per lecture Free to Moldaw residents
Édouard Manet and His Contemporaries: A Two-Part Lecture With Brigid Barton
Inspired by the Manet portraiture exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, these lectures focus on the controversial artist and his influence. Tuesdays, 10/1 & 10/8 1:00–2:30 PM $15 or 1 punch per lecture
Opera’s Greatest Singers With Mete Tasin
Gain insight into the lives of opera’s greatest performers and listen to some of their best moments. Tuesdays, 10/15, 11/5, 11/12 & 11/26 11:00 AM–12:00 PM $15 or 1 punch
Jewish Storytelling: A Hilarious Visit to Chelm With Enid Davis
Documentary Screenings With Marty Perlmutter
View documentaries, ask questions and discuss the issues presented. Tuesday, 10/1: India Untouched 10:30 AM–12:00 PM Tuesday, 11/5: Regret to Inform 1:00–2:30 PM Tuesday, 12/3: To God's Ears 1:00–2:30 PM $15 or 1 punch per meeting
Vignettes from the Jewish Community of Tlemcen, Algeria With Eric Benhamou
Get a glimpse into the origins of this Sephardic community that ultimately disappeared in the second half of the 20th century. Tuesday, 10/8 11:00 AM–12:00 PM $15 or 1 punch
Spend an entertaining and nostalgic hour with this seasoned storyteller and Brooklyn-born librarian. You’ll hear stories about Jewish life, read scripts aloud and learn about fabulous collected anthologies of Jewish folktales. Tuesday, 10/22 11:00 AM–12:00 PM $15 or 1 punch
Men’s Breakfast Club Join the Men’s Breakfast Club at Café on the Square for lively selfdirected discussions. Tuesdays, ongoing 8:00–9:30 AM • FREE
Save money. Buy a Community Tuesdays punch card at the Customer Service Desk.
Performance Series: Grace Note Chamber Players Feast your ears on rare and beautiful chamber music performed by these talented Bay Area musicians. Lunch is included. Tuesday, 10/29 • 12:00–1:30 PM $15 or 1 punch
Louise Costigan-Kerns Piano Concert This international concert pianist, accompanist and conductor performs selections by Debussy, Chopin, Scriabin and Ginastera. Lunch is included. Tuesday, 11/19 • 12:00–1:30 PM $15 or 1 punch
The VNote Ensemble Hailed for its spirited performances and fascinating fusion of Latin and folk rhythms with adventurous jazz explorations, the VNote Ensemble gives voice to the hidden treasure of Venezuelan music. Lunch is included. Tuesday, 12/17 • 12:00–1:30 PM $15 or 1 punch
Russian Life Vibrant Russian programming at the OFJCC provides a deep appreciation for Russian culture as well as a comfortable setting for the Russian-speaking community.
More information: www.paloaltojcc.org/russian Russian programs at the OFJCC are made possible in part by the Russian Engagement Fund of the Jewish Community Federation.
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College Knowledge: What, When, Where and How College Knowledge: путёвка в жизнь Если ваш ребёнок учится в Middle или High school, мы приглашаем вас посетить серию из шести информативных встреч для родителей школьников. На лекциях вы узнаете, как правильно спланировать список предметов в школе, подготовку поступления в ВУЗ, выбор подходящего колледжа и нужной специальности. 8/22, 9/10, 9/26, 10/3, 10/24 & 11/14 7:00 PM • $95 M, $105 NM in advance $125 at the door
Raising Jewish Children: Jewish Traditions and Values in the Modern World Традиции и культура: основы воспитания еврейского самосознания у детей Многие родители хотели бы воспитывать детей в соответствии с ценностями иудаизма, привить им любовь и интерес к еврейским традициям. Они задаются вопросами культурного самоопределения ребёнка, интересуются еврейским жизненным укладом. Мы предлагаем серию бесед которые помогут именно таким родителям и ждём их в OFJCC. 8/28, 9/12, 9/25 & 10/17 • 7:00 PM $70 M, $85 NM in advance, $95 at the door
Real Estate: Things to Consider Before Buying or Selling Property Покупка дома: информация к размышлению Покупка дома—ответственное решение, и важно его принять обладая всей информацией. Каковы оптимальные формы финансирования и из чего состоит рыночная цена недвижимости? На какие детали при осмотре дома и выборе района стоит обратить особое внимание? Ждём вас на нашем вечере! Thursdays, 10/10 & 11/21 • 7:00 PM $14 M, $16 NM per lecture in advance $20 per lecture at the door
Judaism: Selected Topics of Torah and Talmud Беседы об иудаизме
English as a Second Language (ESL) Англиский язык Обучение и практика английского языка для людей старшего возраста. С нашей помощью вы приобретете словарный запас, который поможет вам в повседневных ситуациях (офис доктора, магазин, банк и.т.д.), а также познакомитесь с другими учениками старшей возрастной группы. Wednesdays • 10:00–11:00 AM $5 M & seniors, $7 NM per meeting
Song and Poetry Club Клуб авторской песни Обсуждение бардовских программ и исполнение авторских песен под звуки гитары в тёплой дружеской обстановке. Мы надеемся, что уютная атмосфера и интересная музыка станут хорошей традицией проведения воскресных вечеров в OFJCC. Last Sunday of the month • 6:00–9:00 PM • FREE
Russian Arts Lyceum Арт-Лицей: живопись, поэзия и кино Poetry: Серия поэтических вечеров Серия поэтических вечеров охватывает русскую поэзию c середины 18-го по конец 20-го века, а также переводную поэзию разных стран и эпох
Серия лекций на теологические темы, основанная на известных и менее известных еврейских текстах. На наших встречах мы говорим о традиционных интерпретациях религиозных канонов, историческиx событияx и политическиx обстоятельстваx, которые помогают нам лучше понять историю Торы и Талмуда.
3rd Saturday of the month • 6:00–8:00 PM $5 M & seniors, $7 NM per meeting
2nd Saturday of the month 6:00–9:00 PM • $5 M & seniors, $7 NM per meeting
Sundays, 9/15 & 11/17 • 6:00–8:00 PM $5 M & seniors, $7 NM per meeting
Film: История кино История развития мирового киноискусства. Киноиллюстрации на экране.
Visual Arts: История искусства История изобразительного искусства—от древних времен до современности.
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1st Saturday of the month • 7:00–9:00 PM $5 M & seniors, $7 NM per meeting
Travel & Day Trips
Older Adults (65+)
From day trips to the theater to fabulous destinations like Ashland, we love to find ways to get you out and about.
Join our active older adult community for luncheons, excursions, holiday celebrations and exciting guest speakers and performers!
More information: www.paloaltojcc.org/travel San Jose Repertory Theatre 2013–14 Season Subscription Includes five breakfasts and one lunch, six Wednesday matinees, post-play discussions and round trip transportation from the OFJCC by private coach. REG Wednesdays, 9/18, 12/11, 2/5, 4/2, 5/21 & 7/2 8:45 AM–2:30 PM Orchestra seats: $439 M, $489 NM Parterre seats: $382 M, $432 NM Balcony seats: $325 M, $375 NM
San Francisco Symphony 2013–14 Season Subscription
More information: www.paloaltojcc.org/seniors 2013–2014 Senior Excursions The OFJCC offers a variety of day trips to museums, musicals, theaters and cultural events in the Bay Area. REG For ages 65+. For itineraries and pricing, visit www.paloaltojcc.org/travel Excursions are offered at a greatly reduced price thanks to the generous support from the Senior Excursion Fund of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund and the Albert L. Schultz Senior Endowment Fund.
Yiddish Club Join this lively group of Yiddish speakers of all levels who love to “kibbitz” in this still vibrant language.
Enjoy six Thursday matinee concerts and pre-concert lectures at Davies Symphony Hall with round-trip transportation from the OFJCC. REG
1st and 3rd Fridays of every month 2:30–4:00 PM FREE
Thursdays, 10/3, 10/24, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3 & 5/1 11:30 AM–5:30 PM Orchestra seats: $500 M, $550 NM
Ashland 2013: Oregon Shakespeare Festival
J-Thursdays Lunch and Learn
These programs are funded in part by grants from the Jewish Community Endowment Maimonides Fund of the Jewish Community Federation.
Enjoy four nights at the historic Ashland Springs Hotel, five plays, two discussions and a trip to Favell Museum in Klamath Falls. REG
Enjoy a weekly hot lunch, friends and engaging programs. Celebrate monthly holidays with a festive lunch. Visit www.paloaltojcc.org/seniors for the lecture schedule.
Monday–Friday, 10/14–10/18 Double occupancy: $995 M, $1,145 NM Single occupancy: $1,290 M, $1,440 NM
Thursdays 11:00 AM social • 11:30 AM lunch • 12:15 PM program 8-pack: $40 in advance • $7 at the door
More Daytime Activities Stay busy during the week with social, educational and fitness programs. • Hebrew 101: Page 2 • Community Tuesdays: Page 3 • English as a Second Language (for Russian-speakers): Page 4 • Fitness for All Levels: Pages 14–17
The OFJCC provides door-to-door transportation to our weekly J-Thursdays Lunch & Learn. For more information and to reserve a seat, email email@example.com. REG Thursdays • 11:00 AM–1:30 PM • 4-pack: $40
SAVE THE DATE
Oshman Family JCC Gala and Auion Saturday Evening February 1, 2014
Join us for our signature annual benefit, raising scholarship support for preschool, afterschool and day camp families as well as subsidies for seniors who could not otherwise participate in our programs. Exciting details coming soon.
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Peter and the Wolf
Join us for our 2013–2014 performing arts season. At the gorgeous Albert & Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, performances range from world class musicians to stimulating speakers and exciting dance troupes to intriguing theatre companies. Watch for our fall Arts & Dialogues brochure! For tickets and more information, visit www.paloaltojcc.org/arts. Cultural Arts programs are made possible in part through the generosity of Randee and Joe (z”l) Seiger and the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Family Endowment Fund for the Arts and Cultural Programs.
Rebecca Joy Fletcher’s Cities of Light
Peter and the Wolf
A one woman tribute to Jewish cabaret
An original OFJCC orchestral and multimedia production for families
Art by Neta Levi
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival at the OFJCC
Chopshticks with Mark Schiff
Powerful films showcasing Jewish culture, humor and spirit
Comedy night and Chinese-style dinner Saturday, 12/25
10/19–10/23 & 11/17
Metaphors in Color and Form by the Los Altos Art Club
Peace in Mind by Lori Greenblat-Wick
Colorful and expressive work representing life experiences
Judaic art incorporating handmade items and a blessing
Jewish Women’s Theatre
Art Exhibit: 10/21–1/6 Reception: Friday, 11/15
Art Exhibit: 9/11–10/21
Tree House by Neta Levi An exhibit exploring the idea of the private escape we each long to have Art Exhibit: on display through 10/21 Reception: Sunday, 9/15
Hansel and Gretel
Tango Dance Party with Redwood Tango Ensemble
An original OFJCC orchestral and multimedia production for families
Live music, two dance floors and spectacular demonstrations
Sunday, 9/29 Orchestra of Exiles
Orchestra of Exiles
Frederica von Stade
A film about the origins of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Saturday, 11/2
Two world-renowned opera singers take the OFJCC stage Thursday, 10/3
Part of Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations® series Thursday, 1/16
American Jerusalem: Jews and the Making of San Francisco A documentary about Jewish pioneers during the Gold Rush. Saturday, 1/25
Schola Cantorum Presents: Italian Opera Chorus Festival A theatrical performance by this acclaimed 90-voice chorus Sunday, 11/3
Frederica von Stade and Laurie Rubin in Concert: Arias and Duets
Great Jewish Composers
Jewish Women's Theater Presents: Hold Me, Heal Me Part of the Jewish Women’s Theatre‘s Salon Theatre series Monday, 1/27
Pianist Mordecai Shehori Music by Lully, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Rachmaninov and Saint-Saens Saturday, 11/16
More to come in 2014, including Ronn Owens, Branford Marsalis and other stunning artists and performances!
Leslie Family Early Childhood Education Center All programs take place at OFJCC Preschool Palo Alto unless otherwise noted.
Early Childhood Education programs and scholarships are made possible in part through the generosity of the Jewish Community Federation Preschool Scholarship Fund, the Leslie Family Foundation, Hilary Luros and Matt Ocko, Mitchell Weisman and Kim Boyanowski and Family, and Nate Saal and Susan Steiner Saal.
More information: www.paloaltojcc.org/preschool
These informative discussions are led by leaders in the early childhood education field. Enjoy refreshments at each session.
Yad b’ Yad
More information: www.paloaltojcc.org/parenteducation
Our engaging program for children and their parents provides enriching playtime experiences in a Jewish environment, introducing children to a group experience in a developmentally appropriate setting. REG For ages 12−23 months & their parent/caregiver 9:30−11:30 AM OFJCC Preschool Palo Alto Fall session: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10/1–12/19 (no class 11/28) • $690 OFJCC Preschool at Beth Am 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills Fall session: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9/30–12/18 (no class 11/11) • $690
Mindful Mom and Baby Yoga Group With Jaclyn Long
This heartfelt group enhances your connection with your baby through music, movement and mindfulness in a supportive community of new moms. REG
Mind, Body and Spirit Group for Moms With Jaclyn Long
Nourish yourself with meditation and gentle yoga in a supportive community of like-minded moms. No experience necessary. REG
Learn how Judaism can be a source of wisdom to help you connect with your children and create a spiritual home. REG For parents of preschool-age children Mondays, 10/7−11/4 • 9:15–10:30 AM • $50 M, $75 NM In partnership with the Jewish Community Federation
For parents with children 12–24 months Tuesday, 10/15 • 7:00–9:00 PM • FREE
Yad l’ Shabbat‘s playgroup environment brings the spirit of Shabbat alive with songs and thematic art projects and activities. REG For ages 12−23 months & their parent/caregiver Fall session: Fridays, 10/4−12/20 (no class 11/29) 9:30−11:15 AM • $286
With Zvi Weiss
Baby Play Space
Yad l’ Shabbat
Managing Aggressive Behaviors with Toddlers
For newborn babies−12 months & their parent/caregiver Thursdays, 10/3−12/19 (no meeting 11/28) 9:00−10:30 AM • FREE
OFJCC Preschool teams up with Banana Seed Books to offer a one-of-a-kind book fair featuring children’s books, schmoozing and much more. All proceeds support OFJCC Preschool and the Parent Council.
Tuesdays, 10/1–12/10 (no class 12/3) • 7:30−9:30 PM $220 M, $250 NM Thursdays, 10/3–12/19 (no class 11/28) • 9:30−11:30 AM $300 M, $360 NM
For mothers & newborn babies under 10 months Session 1: Tuesdays, 10/1−11/5 Session 2: Tuesdays, 11/12−12/17 9:30−11:30 AM • $150 M, $180 NM per session
Once a week, bring your little one to enjoy free play time in one of OFJCC Preschool's beautiful classrooms and make new friends in a child-friendly environment.
OFJCC Preschool Book Fair
With Heidi Emberling, MA
Learn to respond to your toddler’s aggressive behaviors such as hitting, biting and pushing. REG
In partnership with Parents Place
Moms Talk! With Gali Beck & Mika Raday
Are you a new mom? Join this supportive group to meet other mothers and share your experiences. REG For moms and babies from newborn to crawling Thursdays, 10/17–11/21 • 10:30 AM–12:00 PM $100 M, $120 NM
Kindergarten Readiness Panel With Stephanie Agnew
Join a panel of local public and private school educators to discuss what it means to be “kindergarten ready” and learn how to help your child prepare for this transition. REG For parents with preschool age children Tuesday, 11/19 • 7:00–9:00 PM • FREE In partnership with Parents Place
Identifying Red Flags in Your Child’s Development With Nirit Zandman
Learn to identify red flags in your child’s development and discuss what steps you should take to provide the best support possible for your child. REG For parents with children in preschool–kindergarten Tuesday, 12/17 • 7:00–9:00 PM • FREE In partnership with Parents Place
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Preschool Holiday Camps AM and PM Care available. Please visit the web for details.
More information: www.paloaltojcc.org/preschool
Rosh Hashanah Holiday Camp Welcome in a sweet new year with apples, honey and fun! Children explore the themes of Rosh Hashanah with special snacks and activities. REG For ages 18 months–5 years Thursday 9/5 & Friday, 9/6 • 9:00 AM–1:00 PM • $160
Sukkot Holiday Camp Eat in the sukkah, shake the lulav and more. Children explore the themes and traditions of Sukkot with fun, interactive experiences. REG
Get the Whole Family Involved
Shmini Atzeret/Simchat Torah Holiday Camp Children celebrate the completion of the Torah reading by creating their own flags and Torahs to dance with. REG For ages 18 months–5 years Thursday, 9/26 & Friday, 9/27 • 9:00 AM–1:00 PM: $160
OFJCC Preschool Winter Camp During OFJCC Preschool’s holiday closure, children explore Hanukkah’s lights, games and food. REG For ages 18 months–5 years Week 1: Monday–Friday, 12/23–12/27 (no camp 12/25) Week 2: Monday–Friday, 12/30–1/3 (no camp 1/1) 9:00 AM–1:00 PM • $300 per week
For ages 18 months–5 years Thursday & Friday, 9/19–9/20 • 9:00 AM–1:00 PM: $160
From great children’s performances to the great outdoors, there’s never a dull moment with the OFJCC. Check out our family activities on page 9 for: • Hansel and Gretel • Family Outdoor Adventures • Peter and the Wolf • Mitzvah Day Celebrate the holidays with us! See page 12 for: • Sukkot at the Midrahov • Festival of Lights
Leslie Family Early Childhood Education Center
OFJCC PRESCHOOL Give your child a joyful early learning experience at our award-winning OFJCC Preschool. Our play-based, family-centered approach builds a strong educational and social foundation for your child based on respect, kindness, growth and community. Now with two beautiful preschool locations to choose from.
OFJCC Preschool Palo Alto
3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto • For children 18 months to five years • Parent/caregiver participation programs for children 12–23 months • A young fives class for children not quite ready for kindergarten • Hebrew immersion classes • Afterschool enrichment classes and extended care • Parent education and community events • Playful, nurturing holiday camps
OFJCC Preschool at Beth Am
26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills • For children 18 months to four years • Parent/caregiver participation programs for children 12–23 months • Innovative afterschool extended care • Parent education and community events • Lush campus, vegetable garden and playground
There are still a few spaces to enroll your child for the 2013–2014 school year. Contact the Leslie Family Early Childhood Education Center (License # 434410805): (650) 223-8788 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.paloaltojcc.org/preschool
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Fitness Bonus for Preschool Families: Ask about our generous OFJCC Center Membership discount for full-time and part-time preschool families. We want your whole family to enjoy all of our fitness, aquatics, educational and cultural arts programs.
Youth & Family Family Activities More information: www.paloaltojcc.org/families
Hansel and Gretel Enjoy this classic fairy tale with orchestral music and multimedia visuals. Led by San Francisco Ballet conductor maestro Ming Luke with guest narrators telling the tale in English, Russian, Mandarin and Hebrew. For ages 5+ Sunday, 9/29 10:30 AM (English) • 11:30 AM (Russian) 12:30 PM (Mandarin) • 2:00 (Hebrew) $15 M, students and children ages 14 & under, $18 NM in advance; $20 at the door
Family Outdoor Adventures With OFJCC Teachers Debbie Togliatti and Joel Olson
Bring the whole family to hike, enjoy the outdoors and connect with nature in a Jewish context. Stay tuned for information about our January outing and Family Camp in March by visiting www.paloaltojcc.org/families. REG For families with preschool or elementary age children Sunday, 10/6 • 10:00 AM–12:00 PM $40 M, $50 NM per family $15 M, $20 NM per person
School Age Holiday Camps Just because your child’s school has a break doesn’t mean there has to be a break in fun activities. Send them our way!
More information: www.paloaltojcc.org/jcamp
Mini Camp for Single Days off School Each mini camp includes a highlight activity and a variety of other fun activities. PM Care available. Visit www.paloaltojcc.org/jcamp for details. For grades K–6 Friday, 10/18, Monday, 11/11 & Wednesday, 11/27 8:45 AM–3:30 PM • $98 M, $108 NM per day
Winter Break Camp Keep your child engaged over break with daily highlight activities, games, arts and sports. On Tuesdays, campers go on a field trip. PM Care available. For details, visit www.paloaltojcc.org/jcamp. For grades K–6 • 8:45 AM–3:30 PM Week 1: Monday–Friday, 12/23–12/26 (no camp 12/25) Week 2: Monday–Friday, 12/30–1/3 (no camp 1/1) $290 M, $310 NM per week $98 M, $115 NM per day (except 12/24) 12/24: $118 M, $135 NM
Stop by before or after your workout or class! Enjoy a quick and healthy meal or snack at Café on the Square. Delicious soups, salads, sandwiches and more. For current hours, visit www.cafeonthesquare.org
Peter and the Wolf Kids learn about instruments in this symphonic fairy tale classic by Sergey Prokofiev. The performance is led by San Francisco Ballet conductor maestro Ming Luke with guests narrating in English, Russian, Spanish, Mandarin and Hebrew. For ages 3+ Sunday, 12/15 10:30 AM (English) • 11:30 AM (Russian) 12:30 PM (Spanish) • 2:00 PM (Mandarin) 3:00 PM (Hebrew) $15 M, students and children ages 14 & under, $18 NM in advance; $20 at the door Children dressed as a Peter and the Wolf character will receive a special prize!
Fun Play Friday Kids can run, jump and play in our bounce house, gymnastics area and basketball court. A great time for kids to be kids! For ages 2–7 & their parent/caregiver Fridays, beginning 8/30 • 12:00–3:00 PM FREE M, $20 NM
Save the Date: Mitzvah Day On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2014, join about 1,000 community members of all ages to work on hands-on service projects. Online registration opens in mid-December at www.paloaltojcc.org/mitzvah. Monday, 1/20 • FREE Peter and the Wolf concert and musical instrument “petting zoo.” Photos courtesy of Nataliya Arditi
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Youth Auatics From lessons to competition, young swimmers go the distance at the OFJCC, having fun all along the way.
More information: www.paloaltojcc.org/aquatics
Group Lessons Our quality instructors help children develop their swimming technique in a fun and nurturing environment. One lesson per week. REG
Kids' Birthday Parties are Our Specialty We offer pool and gym parties for the birthday girl or boy’s big day. Our special themes appeal to little princesses, pirates, hula dancers and sports nuts alike. Your job? Have fun and leave the clean-up to us! www.paloaltojcc.org/ parties
For ages 6 months–12 years Weekdays: $110 CTR, $160 NM for 8 lessons Weekends: $116 CTR, $168 NM for 8 lessons
Private and Semi-Private Lessons Individualized lessons let swimmers of any experience level advance at their own pace. REG
Teens in grades 6−12 can take part in social events, tikkun olam (community service), leadership opportunites and more.
• JCC Maccabi Games® and Artsfest® • Movie screenings, pizza nights and ice cream socials • Jewish values, advocacy and teen-oriented education • Volunteer opportunities at Club J and organizations throughout the Bay Area that can be used to fulfill community service requirements. • Teen center equipped with iMacs, video editing software, photo printer, big screen TV, Wii and more! • Leadership opportunities For more information, contact our Teen Program Manager at (650) 223-8602 or email@example.com or visit www.paloaltojcc.org/teens. Teen programs at the OFJCC are made possible in part through underwriting sponsorship by the Koret Foundation, the Laura and Gary Lauder Family Foundation, Bobby and Fran Lent, Eldad and Charlotte Matityahu and Peter and Deborah Wexler, and in conjunction with BBYO.
More for Teens:
YouthFit: Page 11 Masters & PreMasters Swim: Page 15 Goju Ryu & Doshinkan Karate: Page 16 Pick-up Basketball: Page 16
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For ages 3+ Private lessons: 30 minutes: $45 CTR, $60 NM 5-pack: $200 CTR, $250 NM 10-pack: $390 CTR, $490 NM Semi-private lessons (2 students per class): 30 minutes: $30 CTR, $40 NM per person 5-pack: $135 CTR, $185 NM per person 10-pack: $250 CTR, $350 NM per person
Youth Swim Team This year-round program emphasizes team sportsmanship and discipline while developing technique and building endurance. REG For ages 6–18 years Precompetitive Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays • 4:00–5:00 PM & Sundays • 11:00 AM–12:00 PM $108 CTR, $158 NM per month Competitive Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays • 5:00–6:30 PM & Sundays • 12:00–1:30 PM $125 CTR, $175 NM per month
Afterschool Sports & Enrichment We’ll keep your kids busy after school! Choose from 50-minute classes or extended programs for grades K–8.
Stay Connected! Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ oshmanfamilyjcc
More information: www.paloaltojcc.org/afterschool
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Mix up your child’s routine with fabulous afterschool sports and enrichment classes!
A fun sports, recreation and fitness program for kids that improves their speed, agility, strength, confidence and healthy habits.
Children in grades K–5 make new friends, have fun, learn new skills, enhance their academics and stay active and healthy with our engaging programs. Choose from activities in art, reading, math, chess, drama and foreign language or pick a sport like basketball and gymnastics. • Hands-on learning in a safe and supportive environment • Challenging and fun activities cultivate a love of learning • Low staff to student ratio • Taught by highly qualified instructors • New and interesting classes each session
For grades 6–8 Mondays–Thursdays • 4:00–5:00 PM 2 days/week: $200 CTR, $280 NM per month 3 days/week: $264 CTR, $384 NM per month 4 days/week: $320 CTR, $480 NM per month Drop-in: $30 CTR, $40 NM per class
Group Exercise for K–5 Special drop-in classes currently include Zumbatomic® and Youth Yoga, divided into K–2nd and 3rd–5th grade classes.
Visit www.paloaltojcc.org/afterschool for session dates, class selection and other updates.
Visit www.paloaltojcc.org/schedules for classes, days and times.
OFJCC Center Members are eligible for one FREE enrichment or sports class per child each session.
Put the Cool In Afterschool This enriching, active and nurturing afterschool experience for grades K–5 includes: • Daily transportation from many local schools • A variety of play-based, indoor/outdoor experiences • Community service projects • Swimming
• Healthy snacks • Elective classes • Academic support • Exposure to Jewish culture • Five-day-a-week program
Fitness Bonus for Club J Families: Ask about our generous OFJCC Center Membership discount for all Club J families. We want your whole family to enjoy all of our fitness, aquatics, educational and cultural arts programs.
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Jewish Life Jewish Learning
More information: www.paloaltojcc.org/jewishlife
Hebrew 101 Master Hebrew language basics and engage in conversation with other adults in a relaxed environment. No prior knowledge required. Mondays, 9/30–10/28 9:30–10:30 AM or 7:00–8:00 PM $80 M, $85 NM per session
Explore Jewish Culture at Community Tuesdays Every Tuesday, participate in a wide variety of activities that incorporate Jewish culture and history. • Jewish Poets of Broadway: Musical Theater’s Legendary Lyricists • Jewish Storytelling: A Hilarious Visit to Chelm • Vignettes from the Jewish Community of Tlemcen, Algeria • The Russian Jewish Immigrant Story Find out more on page 3!
Vinyasa, Kavanah and Vino Experience yoga with a Jewish twist, candlelight Havdalah, inspiring themes and social wine tasting. All yoga levels and spiritual backgrounds welcome. For dates and times, visit www.paloaltojcc.org/jewishyoga. For ages 21+ • Select Saturdays $10 in advance • $15 at the door
Explores a balanced view of some of the most relevant, contemporary and common ethical issues confronting modern medicine and society. Wednesdays, 10/30–12/4 7:30–9:00 PM • $120 In partnership with Chabad of the Greater South Bay
Bay Area Community Talmud Circle With Rabbi Peretz Wolf-Prusan
Join this venture to create a community of adults who are empowered to encounter the Talmud with confidence. Sundays, 10/20, 11/10, 12/15, 1/12, 2/9. 4/13, 5/4 & 6/8 First year: 9:00−11:00 AM • $210 by 9/16, $230 after Second year: 10:30 AM−12:30 PM • $175 by 9/16, $195 after In partnership with Lehrhaus Judaica, the Aleph Society, and Kevah
Join friends and family for lively holiday celebrations.
More information: www.paloaltojcc.org/holidays
Apples & Honey Reception
Festival of Lights
Stop by the Goldman Sports & Wellness Complex for a sweet treat for the Jewish New Year 5774.
Light the seventh Hanukkah candle with us at this family-friendly celebration. Bring your menorah, an appetite for sufganiyot and latkes and sing along to your favorite Hanukkah songs.
Tuesday, 12/3 • 6:00–7:00 PM • FREE
Sukkot at the Midrahov
Light it Up
Build a mini sukkah with your family, create festive decorations, listen to music and celebrate this joyful harvest holiday with friends. Sunday, 9/15 • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM • FREE
Fall Jewish Holiday Hours Erev Rosh Hashanah: Wednesday, 9/4 Goldman Complex closes at 6:00 PM First Day Rosh Hashanah: Thursday, 9/5 Goldman Complex closed
With Rabbi Levin
Holidays at the J
Wednesday, 9/4 • Until closing at 6:00 PM
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Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas
Erev Yom Kippur: Friday, 9/13 Goldman Complex closes at 6:00 PM Yom Kippur: Saturday, 9/14 Goldman Complex closed
Join hundreds of young adults for one of the biggest and most rockin’ Hanukkah parties in the South Bay. Enjoy dancing, drinks and dreidels at this festive holiday celebration! For ages 21+ • Saturday, 11/23 • 9:00 PM Cost TBD Hillel at Stanford: 565 Mayfield Avenue, Palo Alto
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OFJCC’s Israeli Cultural Connection (ICC) is the hub—the “home away from home” for our Israeli community. We also offer loads of kid-friendly programs from workshops to parties to educational enrichment.
• Afterschool Beged Kefet Hebrew Language School (Israeli-style) for children in grades K–12 • Parenting and Mommy & Me classes and clubs • Popular Israeli artists and performers • Israeli-style festivals and holiday celebrations
GET CONNECTED: • Visit www.paloaltojcc.org/icc for ICC classes, events and newsletter sign-up. • Connect with the Bay Area's Israeli community at www.ba-icc.org. • Like us at www.facebook.com/iccjcc. For more information, contact us at (650) 223-8692 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• Fridays at the Midrahov summer marketplace • Thought-provoking lectures and workshops in Hebrew and English • Children's activities and classes • Ba-Inyanim website for connections and commerce • Gvanim Israeli leadership groups for adults and youth • Hebrew 101 for adults
Israeli Cultural Connection (ICC) programs at the OFJCC are made possible in part through underwriting sponsorship by Anonymous, Ofer and Michal Ben-Shachar, Yael and Amnon Landan, Orli and Zack Rinat, Yoav Shoham and Noa Eliasaf-Shoham, Sass and Eta Somekh, Riki and Coby Dayan, and Safra Catz and Gal Tirosh.
Adult Sports & Wellness Specialty Classes More for Yogis
Our specialty classes provide variety to your routine and incoporate the latest trends in fitness.
• Vinyasa, Kavanah and Vino for Young Professionals: Page 2 • Mindful Mom & Baby Yoga Group: Page 8
OFJCC Center Members enjoy over 120 free group exercise classes every week. From Zumba® to yoga to BODYPUMP™ to indoor cycling, we have classes for every age, level and personality.
More information: www.paloaltojcc.org/groupfitness
Plus, our fun-loving group exercise community goes by the “work hard, play hard” philosophy! Visit our website to find out about our latest social and fitness events like Zumba Chai, our Thanksgiving potluck, a Hanukkah brunch and indoor cycling challenges.
Fitness schedules: www.paloaltojcc.org/schedules
Aqua Varying levels of invigorating, non-impact aqua fitness classes are available year-round in our indoor and outdoor pools.
Cardio and Fusion Fitness Get your heart rate up while having a great time. Get physical with Cardio Kickboxing and Step Interval or dance to the beat in Zumba® or U-Jam Fitness™.
Pilates Increase core strength, tone your muscles and improve your balance with various mat Pilates classes.
Strength, Resistance and Core Classes like BODYPUMP™, Total Body Conditioning and Core Express help you reach your fitness goals in a fun group environment.
Studio Cycling Top of the line equipment and quality instructors push you to expand your limits. We offer beginning to advanced classes every day of the week.
Yoga Whether you’re just starting out or have been a yogi for years, our studio offers hatha, vinyasa, gentle and restorative classes.
Group Exercise for K–5 Special drop-in classes currently include Youth Zumba® and Youth Yoga, divided into K–2nd and 3rd–5th grade classes.
Everything Else Innovative workouts like barre, NIA and tai chi satisfy every exercise craving.
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Healthy Weight Loss Challenge Meet the challenge: lose the highest percentage of body weight, fat and inches in your group and earn your enrollment fee back! Mondays–Thursdays, 9/30–11/21 (8 weeks) 9:30–10:30 AM, 12:00–1:00 PM or 6:30–7:30 PM $499 CTR, $799 NM
Bootcamp With Specialized Trainer James Ward
A dynamic indoor/outdoor 60-minute workout that will get you in the best shape of your life. Monthly, ongoing Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 6:45–7:45 AM or 9:30–10:30 AM • $180 CTR, $300 NM Tuesdays & Thursdays • 6:30–7:30 PM • $120 CTR, $200 NM
Living Strong Living Well A complimentary strength and fitness program for cancer patients and survivors. REG Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9/10–11/21 • 3:00–4:15 PM • FREE
One HIIT Wonder With Specialized Trainer Bryan Osuna
Take your training to the next level with 30 minutes of high intensity interval training. Offered monthly. For days and times, visit www.paloaltojcc.org/fitness. 8-pack: $70 CTR, $150 NM • Drop-in: $12 CTR, $22 NM
WOW! Women on Weights Flat abs, firm butt and killer legs. Join this women’s only weight training group and see results fast. Monthly, ongoing Tuesdays & Thursdays • 9:30–10:30 AM Mondays & Wednesdays • 6:00–7:00 PM $120 CTR, $200 NM per session
Mind, Body and Spirit Group for Moms With Jaclyn Long
Nourish yourself with meditation and gentle yoga in a supportive community of like-minded moms. No experience necessary. REG Tuesdays, 10/1–12/10 (no class 12/3) • 7:30−9:30 PM $220 M, $250 NM Thursdays, 10/3–12/19 (no class 11/28) • 9:30−11:30 AM $300 M, $360 NM
Develop proper alignment, strength, muscle tone, flexibility, posture and mind-body awareness. All sessions are 55 minutes. 24-hour cancellation policy.
All levels are welcome! Learn to swim or challenge yourself with intensive training.
More information: www.paloaltojcc.org/pilates
Group Reformer Pilates Reformers offer resistance and support, challenging core stability and total body strength. Class limited to four people. REG Single session: $30 CTR, $40 NM 4 weekly sessions: $100 CTR, $140 NM 12 weekly sessions: $270 CTR, $378 NM
Private Reformer Pilates Meet your strength and flexibility goals with a tailored oneon-one workout. REG Single session: $75 CTR, $85 NM 5-pack: $355 CTR, $405 NM 10-pack: $695 CTR, $795 NM 20-pack: $1,340 CTR, $1,540 NM SPECIAL OFFER: Three 60-minute private lessons for Center Members new to Pilates for $185.
Partner Reformer Pilates Grab a friend and get fit together. Similar fitness levels will maximize results. REG Single session: $55 CTR, $65 NM per person 5-pack: $248 CTR, $298 NM per person 10-pack: $438 CTR, $538 NM per person
Rehabilitation Reformer Pilates This personalized program with a physical therapist helps balance muscle weakness and tightness while working to prevent re-injury. REG Single session: $125 CTR, $135 NM 5-pack: $615 CTR, $665 NM 10-pack: $1,190 CTR, $1,290 NM
Jumpboard Pilates Combine cardiovascular work with Pilates for total body conditioning. Prior Pilates Reformer experience recommended. REG
More information: www.paloaltojcc.org/aquatics
Private and Semi-Private Lessons Does your stroke need some improvement? Whether you’re a novice or in training, we’ll help you reach your goals. REG Private lessons: 30 minutes: $45 CTR, $60 NM 5-pack: $200 CTR, $250 NM 10-pack: $390 CTR, $490 NM Semi-private lessons (2 students per class): 30 minutes: $30 CTR, $40 NM per person 5-pack: $135 CTR, $180 NM per person 10-pack: $250 CTR, $350 NM per person
Fundamentals of Swimming Always wanted to learn how to swim but weren’t sure where to start? This program is for you! REG For adults & teens ages 13+ Tuesdays & Thursdays Novice: 9:00–10:00 AM Intermediate: 10:00–11:00 AM $115 CTR, $155 NM per month
On the go? Get our free mobile app! Schedules, quick links and more on your mobile device. Download Guidebook in the Apple App Store or Android Marketplace or visit www.guidebook.com/getit
PreMasters Swim Get fit with an individualized plan that will improve your technique and build endurance. REG For adults & teens ages 13+ Mondays & Wednesdays 7:00–8:00 AM, 8:00–9:00 AM or 9:00–10:00 AM $115 CTR, $155 NM per month
Masters Swim Train for a triathlon, improve your technique or enhance your exercise routine with a coached Masters workout. For adults & teens ages 13+ Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays • 6:00–7:00 AM Saturdays • 9:30–10:45 AM 10-pack: FREE CTR, $150 NM
Single session: $30 CTR, $40 NM 4 weekly sessions: $100 CTR, $140 NM 12 weekly sessions: $270 CTR, $378 NM
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OFJCC Blood Drive Thursday, 10/17 2:30–7:00 PM Donate blood and get the satisfaction of helping provide hope and life to a local patient in need. For details and to sign up, please visit www.paloaltojcc.org/ giveblood In partnership with Stanford Blood Center
Sports Get a dose of friendly competition in our leagues, drop in to shoot some hoops or try martial arts.
More information: www.paloaltojcc.org/sports
Adult Coed Volleyball League A fun environment open to adults of all ages and skill levels. REG
Pick-up Volleyball Players of all skill levels compete on four to six-member teams. Thursdays • 7:00–10:30 PM • FREE CTR, $20 NM per day
Goju Ryu Karate A martial art that incorporates close range tactics with an emphasis on breath flow and the body's circulatory rhythm.
Thursdays, 10/24–1/16 • 7:00, 7:45 & 8:30 PM Teams (5–8 players): $400 CTR, $475 NM Individuals: $80 CTR, $100 NM
For adults & teens ages 12+ Tuesdays • 8:00–9:15 PM Thursdays • 8:15–9:30 PM 8-pack: $70 CTR, $105 NM • Drop-in: $10 CTR, $20 NM
Women’s Basketball League
A great way to stay in shape and join in on some competitive fun. REG Sundays, 11/24–2/16 • 4:00, 5:00, 6:00 & 7:00 PM Team (6–10 players): $675 CTR, $775 NM Individuals: $100 CTR, $115 NM
Men's Basketball League A competitive league for advanced and intermediate players. REG
A non-competitive martial art inspired by ancient Chinese and Japanese forms as well as a modern understanding of health and movement. REG For adults & teens ages 16+ Fridays • 5:00–6:15 PM Sundays • 10:00 AM–12:00 PM $50 CTR, $75 NM per month
A Division: Tuesdays, 11/19–2/11 B Division: Mondays, 11/18–2/10 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 & 9:00 PM Teams (6–10 players): $675 CTR, $775 NM Individuals: $100 CTR, $115 NM
Pick-up Basketball Designated gym space for casual games in a friendly environment. For adults & teens ages 16+ Wednesdays • 7:00–10:30 PM Sundays • 8:00–10:00 AM FREE CTR, $20 NM per day
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From Hurt to Healthy Agile Physical Therapy Keeps You Moving. When your doctor recommends physical therapy, take advantage of the convenience of Agile Physical Therapy, inside the OFJCC’s Goldman Sports & Wellness Complex. Agile takes insurance and specializes in the treatment of sports-related injuries. Every therapist has either advanced training or clinical specialty certification in orthopedic physical therapy to ensure that patients are provided with the highest level of care.
A personal trainer can help you lose body fat, gain muscle, build aerobic endurance, increase strength and flexibility, rehabilitate injuries, improve sports performance and bolster confidence.
We want your time here to be as stress free as possible. Here are a few of our special services.
More information: www.paloaltojcc.org/fitness
BeWell Orientation This complimentary orientation for Center Members familiarizes you with our facility and assesses your current state of fitness. REG
BeWell Introductory Personal Training Sessions Work with a knowledgeable personal trainer who will assess your current fitness level and coach you to success. REG
Contact Customer Service Desk: (650) 223-8700 • email@example.com
Massage Release your stress, relieve strained muscles and enhance your athletic performance. 24-hour cancellation policy. REG 30 minutes: $45 CTR, $55 NM 60 minutes: $75 CTR, $85 NM 90 minutes: $100 CTR, $110 NM
3 one-hour sessions: $185 CTR only
30-minute 5-pack: $200 CTR, $250 NM 60-minute 5-pack: $350 CTR, $400 NM 90-minute 5-pack: $475 CTR, $525 NM
The fastest and most effective way to reach your goals. Our award-winning personal trainers tailor exercise to your abilities and ambitions. Trainers are available who speak English and Hebrew. For rates and trainer bios, visit www.paloaltojcc.org/fitness. REG
When you only have a little time but lots of stress, relax and recharge with a chair massage.
Partner Training Buddy up for success! Exercising with a partner helps you stay motivated longer. Visit www.paloaltojcc.org/fitness for rates, trainer bios and help finding a match. REG Work out with the best! The OFJCC’s personal trainers were voted #1 by Palo Alto Weekly readers.
Nutrition Complement your workout by learning to eat better and improving life skills.
More information: www.paloaltojcc.org/healthyliving
Nutrition Coaching Develop a healthy eating plan that is personalized to your lifestyle. REG $80 CTR, $90 NM per one-hour consultation
8-Week EatWell Nutrition Program 80% of weight gain and loss is what you eat, so make a change today. Includes a one-hour introductory consultation, seven 30-minute follow-up meetings and a Fitbit activity tracker. REG
10 minutes: $15 • 15 minutes: $20 • 20 minutes: $25
Childcare at Children’s Cove Enjoy your workout while your children play. For ages six weeks to 10 years. REG
Farmigo provides you with the freshest produce and helps support local farmers. Order a custom weekly supply of fresh foods online and pick it up at the OFJCC. From farm to you. It's that easy. And fresh and healthy, too! Learn more at www.paloaltojcc.org/ farmigo
Hours: Monday–Thursday: 8:00 AM–8:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM–5:00 PM Saturday–Sunday: 8:00 AM–2:00 PM Family Center Members: Hourly: $7.50 infant, $6 child, $5 sibling Monthly: $100 infant, $85 child, $75 sibling 10-pack: $80 infant, $60 child Parent-only Center Members: Hourly: $9.50 infant, $8 child, $7 sibling Monthly: $125 infant, $100 child, $90 sibling Community Members/Non-Members: Hourly: $12 all ages
Locker Rentals and Laundry Let us do your dirty work. Reward yourself with the convenience of permanent locker rentals and 24-hour laundry service. Never forget your socks again! Call the Customer Service Desk at (650) 223-8700 to sign up. Locker rentals: $20 per month or $120 per year Laundry service: additional $20 per month
$450 CTR, $530 NM
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From Classic to Modern Special Events to Fit Your Style
Host Your Next Event at the OFJCC Make the OFJCC your home for special occasions. With our exceptional facilities ranging from a gorgeous performing arts hall and banquet room to our indoor/outdoor conference center with spectacular views, we have the perfect venue for your next social or corporate event. Our professional staff is ready to help, whether you are planning a glamorous wedding, unforgettable birthday, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, business conference or stimulating staff retreat. Contact us at (650) 223-8612 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our facilities include • Meeting rooms • Conference center • Banquet hall • Performance hall • Outdoor plazas • 400-seat theatre
The Oshman Family JCC Our Community
When you engage with the Oshman Family JCC, you join a community built on common traditions, values and experience. Ours is a center where all are welcome and friendships flourish. We thank all who contribute to creating this diverse and caring Jewish community.
OFJCC Leadership Executive Committee Sharon Leslie, President Susan Steiner Saal, First Vice President Emeri Handler, Vice President Paul Resnick, Vice President Orli Rinat, Vice President Jed Solomon, Treasurer Nanette Freedland, Secretary Carol Saal, Honorary Lifetime Member Daryl Messinger, Immediate Past President
Board of Directors Jim Baer Michele Boal Noa Eliasaf-Shoham Jay Hirsh Sheryl Klein Adam Nash Barbara Oshman Aliza Peleg Keith Raffel Loren Saxe Lawrence Seeff Craig Seidel Richard Seiler Hilary Weisfeld
Management Team Zack Bodner, Chief Executive Officer Ric Rudman, Provisional Chief Operating Officer Randi Brenowitz, Chief Human Resources Officer Marsha Deslauriers, Chief Financial Officer Elina Kaplan, Chief Program Officer Mimi Sells, Chief Marketing Officer Susan Wolfe, Director of Agency Advancement
July 1, 2012–June 30, 2013 Thanks to our generous donors who support our Annual Fund and make our community a vibrant center of Jewish life.
$25,000+ John and Jill Freidenrich Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties Day Camp Scholarship Fund Koret Foundation Yael and Amnon Landan Laura and Gary Lauder Family Foundation at the Jewish Community Endowment Fund Leslie Family Foundation Oshman Family Foundation Jeanbelle and Zachary Rosenman Fund Carol and Harry Saal Family Fund Albert and Janet Schultz Supporting Foundation of the JCEF Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture Mitchell Weisman and Kim Boyanowski and Family Deborah and Peter Wexler
Anonymous Guzik Foundation Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties Preschool Scholarship Fund Cathy and Jim Koshland Matt Ocko and Hilary Luros Mervin and Roslyn Morris Zack and Orli Rinat Ruth Seiler Bonnie and Marty Tenenbaum
OFJCC Corporate Partners
We thank these corporations and businesses for their participation in our Corporate Partner program.
$10,000–$17,999 Jim Baer The Boal Family Safra Catz and Gal Tirosh Koby and Riki Dayan John and Marcia Goldman Brad and Emeri Handler Jay and Sandy Hirsh Jewish Community Federation Maimonides Fund Phyllis Koch Bobby and Fran Lent Mark and Debra Leslie Marlene and Gadi Maier Eldad and Charlotte Matityahu Nancy Melton and Alan Biller Daryl Messinger and Jim Heeger Paul Resnick and Joan Karlin Paul and Sheri Robbins Nate Saal and Susan Steiner Saal Randee and Joseph (z"l) Seiger Susan and Richard Seiler Yoav Shoham and Noa Eliasaf-Shoham Leonard Shustek and Donna Dubinsky Sass and Eta Somekh Holly and Jeff Ullman Brian and Hilary Weisfeld
Bank Leumi • Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School HighCom Security Services • MokaFive • Palo Alto Library
Fulfilling the Vision Campaign Profound thanks to our donors who have made multi-year commitments to help fulfill the vision Anonymous Timothy L. Alger Jim Baer Steven R. and Michele Boal Leslie Colvin and Jed Solomon and Family Bruce Fram and Ann Marie Jasse Nanette and Rich Freedland John and Marcia Goldman Foundation Brad and Emeri Handler Jay and Sandy Hirsh Sheryl and Tony Klein Cathy and Jim Koshland Leslie Family Foundation Eldad and Charlotte Matityahu Daryl Messinger and Jim Heeger Adam and Carolyn Nash Matt Ocko and Hilary Luros Aliza and Ra'anan Peleg Popowitz Family Charitable Fund Keith and Teri Raffel Paul Resnick and Joan Karlin Zack and Orli Rinat Carol and Harry Saal Family Fund Alan Sataloff Loren and Shelley Saxe Susan and Richard Seiler Yoav Shoham and Noa Eliasaf-Shoham Joanna and Jason Strober
Support the Here are a few ways your gift can help build community:
$1,000 sponsors one month of J-Camp for an underprivileged child
$5,000 provides three months of weekly nutritious lunches and stimulating entertainment for 50 seniors $10,000 supports assessment, accommodation and wrap-around services so that children with special needs can participate in our award-winning early childhood program www.paloaltojcc.org/donate
The Koret Foundation welcomes
Zack Bodner to the helm of the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center at the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life. Your leadership marks an exciting new era for OFJCC.
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Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Inspiring Minds... Creating Community
Come See What Everyone is Talking About! • Kindergarten - 8th Grade • Outstanding Academics and Jewish Values
• 1:1 iPad Program in Grades 6-8 • Music, Arts and Athletics
• Engaging, Hands-On Curriculum
• After-School Programs Available
• Dedicated and Caring Faculty
• CAIS and WASC Accredited
For more information or to schedule a personal tour: Aileen Mitchner, Director of Admissions 650.494.8200 ext. 104 • email@example.com www.hausner.com • 450 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto Jewish preschool, day school and overnight camp scholarships are provided by the Jim Joseph Foundation in partnership with your local Jewish Federations.
Scholarships partially provided by the Schwartzman Jewish preschool, day school and overnight camp scholarships are provided by the Jim Joseph Found Family Scholarship Fund as well as the Jim Joseph Foundation in partnership with the local Jewish Federations. The Jewish Federation The Jewish Community Foundation OF THE EAST BAY
Get your car washed at the OFJCC today! On-site car wash and detail services from All About Parking are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the OFJCC. Work out or take a class and get your car washed—all in one trip! For more information and to book your appointment, please visit www.jcc.allaboutparking.com or call (650) 508-8886.
KEHILLAH JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL Admission Open House Sundays 2-4:30 p.m.
October 27, 2013 December 15, 2013
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org | 650.213.9600 x154 3900 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303 | www.kehillah.org Kehillah means community. Join us.
Better Care Starts at Home
90% of seniors prefer to remain at home as they age. Seniors At Home is the leading provider of senior care in the Bay Area. We help seniors live safer, healthier, more independent lives in their own homes.
Seniors At Home B E T T E R C A R E S TA R T S AT H O M E
info@SeniorsAtHome.org • www.SeniorsAtHome.org A DIVISION OF JE WISH FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF SAN FRANCISCO, THE PENINSULA, MARIN AND SONOMA COUNTIES
Experience Our Award-Winning Goldman Sports & Wellness Complex for Yourself (or a Friend!) with a FREE Guest Pass OFJCC Center Members enjoy unlimited access to all of our fitness facilities as well as program discounts and priority registration for JCC social, cultural and recreational programs.
Experience the ultimate in fitness:
Enjoy member rates on our:
Our membership office is open daily.
• Swim & play in our indoor and outdoor pools
• Outstanding music, dance & theatrical performances
OFJCC membership is open to everyone.
• Enjoy over 120 group exercise classes each week
• Fun-filled summer camps & afterschool programs for kids
• Power up on our state of the art cardio and strength equipment
• Award-winning preschool & family education programs
• Stimulating adult classes, lectures & workshops
3921 Fabian Way Palo Alto, CA 94303
• Shoot hoops in our doublecourt gymnasium
3-Day Guest Pass
(650) 223-8700 www.paloaltojcc.org/membership
Try us out for a day of fun and fitness! Certain conditions and restrictions apply. First time, local residents only. Must be 18 years or older.
3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303 • www.paloaltojcc.org • © 2013 Oshman Family JCC
Don't miss these upcoming events! Chopshticks with Mark Schiff
Sukkot at the Midrahov
Family Outdoor Adventures
Sunday, September 15
Sunday, October 6
Create festive decorations, listen to music and celebrate this joyful harvest holiday. (page 12)
Bring the whole family to hike and connect with nature in a Jewish context. (page 9)
Hansel and Gretel
Festival of Lights
Sunday, September 29
Tuesday, December 3
Monday, January 20
A symphonic fairy tale for the whole family in English, Hebrew, Russian and Mandarin. (page 9)
Light Hanukkah candles, eat sufganiyot and latkes and sing songs at this family-friendly event. (page 12)
A community-wide day of service for all ages on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. (page 2)
Frederica von Stade and Laurie Rubin in Concert
Rooftop Dance Party
OFJCC Gala & Auction
Saturday, December 7
Saturday, February 1
Thursday, October 3
Dance the night away with great friends, handcrafted cocktails and music all night long! (page 2)
Our annual fundraiser honoring the OFJCC’s leaders and raising scholarship funds. (page 5)
Two of the music world’s most beloved opera singers take the OFJCC stage. www.paloaltojcc.org/arts
Saturday, December 25
Enjoy an evening of comedy and a Chinese food at our annual celebration. (www.paloaltojcc.org/arts)
OFJCC Info at a Glance Key Phone Numbers
Goldman Sports & Wellness Complex Hours
Main Number/Customer Service Desk...........(650) 223-8700
Mondays–Thursdays, 5:00 AM–10:30 PM
Membership Office.........................................(650) 223-8701
Fridays, 5:00 AM–9:00 PM
Children's Cove Childcare..............................(650) 223-8707
Saturdays & Sundays, 7:00 AM–8:00 PM
OFJCC Preschool/Leslie Family ECE Center....(650) 223-8788
Holiday Hours: Visit www.paloaltojcc.org/hours
Afterschool & Camp Office............................(650) 223-8674
Administration Office Hours
Box Office........................................................(650) 223-8699
Mondays–Fridays, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Private & Corporate Rentals..........................(650) 223-8612
Holiday Hours: Visit www.paloaltojcc.org/hours
Birthday Parties, Pool & Gym Rentals...........(650) 223-8662 Donations/Development................................(650) 223-8656
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The Oshman Family JCC is proud to be supported by the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties.
Published on Sep 18, 2013