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 610-896-7770

 45 Haverford Rd. Wynnewood, PA

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that Bag! OUR 3RD BINGO EVENT MAY BE THE RITZIEST YET ALSO INSIDE:

 Giant Community Purim Party  Modelling the JCC Story

Magical Weeks SEE WHAT'S IN STORE AT CAMP KEF THIS YEAR Pg. 16

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Craft Fair SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP

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Globe Trekkin' EXERCISE AROUND THE WORLD NO PASSPORT REQUIRED

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Makin' a Splash WE'RE PREPPED & READY TO BRING OUR POOL BACK TO LIFE


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Welcome Community Programs Events JCC Maccabi Games® Support Your Center Chabad of Penn Wynne Education Kids Fitness Camp Fitness Programs Group Fitness Classes Yoga & Dance Fitness Highlights Youth Sports Basketball Gymnastics About Holidays/Closings Member Services Class Registration Form

 45 Haverford Rd. Wynnewood

 www.phillyjcc.com  610-896-7770

CIRCUS OF THE KIDS RETURNS!

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ON THE COVER

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Meet Paul, Reyes, Sara, and Alejandro a multi-cultural, interfaith family who embody the spirit of the JCC. Parents Paul and Reyes come from Russia and Spain respectively. Paul's Jewish roots brought them to the JCC where they enrolled their daughter, Sara, into our preschool. Sara, now five years old, is in Miss Debbie's K1 class and enjoys gymnastics classes at the JCC. Their son, Alejandro, just turned one and is in Miss Jennie's Infant Room. Members for over four years, they are officially a JCC family. They even say their favorite place to eat is Nana's Kitchen, our very own café! To read more about this lovely family, visit phillyjcc.com/family.

Exercise Around the World

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Redeem this voucher for

(2) FREE GUEST PASSES Good for (1) guest each for (1) day until September 1, 2014. Redeem at the Member Services Office*.

You Belong Here.® *Not valid on 1-month, Teen, 3-month, or au-pair/add-on memberships.


bearing plates... Who knew this was going to be such an education? We continue to work very hard to bring this situation to a close as we are eager to have our community back in the pool. I must say THANK YOU to those that have sent messages of encouragement and support during this difficult time. The Pool Repair Fund is slowly growing with donations. Every donation, no matter how small or large is appreciated and, as the expression goes, "It takes a community."

We’re Springin’ Into Action Message from Executive Director, Beth Segal

Our Mission If you are like me, you are ready for Spring! I've had enough of the bitter cold, snow, shoveling and bundling up. It was a difficult winter outside and a difficult winter inside the JCC with the partial collapse of the pool ceiling and roof. Structural and forensic engineers, insurance adjusters, masons, electricians, steel fabrication,

The Kaiserman Jewish Community Center exists to ensure a welcoming and inclusive environment where Jewish values inspire excellent social, recreational, educational, cultural, and humanitarian activities that embrace our identity and connection to Israel.

Service Committment The JCC is committed to serving our entire community and does not discriminate based on race, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

CENTERED ON YOUR HEALTH

FREE health seminars brought to you by Kaiserman JCC and Lankenau Medical Center  IT’S A FACT Being healthy means more than just being physically active. The simplest and most costeffective way to stay healthy and prevent illness and injury is through knowledge.  WHAT IS CENTERED ON YOUR HEALTH? Physician led, monthly seminars discussing timely wellness topics, providing expert insight and offering tips that help support a healthy lifestyle.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Beth Segal BOARD OF DIRECTORS Executive committee President Jo Ann Malmud Vice President Ron Hoxter Financial Secretary Eric Haskell Secretary Marc Swarbrick Immediate Past President Ron Hoxter BOARD MEMBERS Joshua Cohen Elaine Goldberg Leon Goldberg Robert B. Goodman Joseph S. Gordon Max Kaiserman Pauline Markey David Sherman Amy Neifeld Shkedy Cindy Smukler Ben Hamo Dan Sutton PAST PRESIDENTS Lisa Wershaw Adam Sherman Steven Miller Jeffrey Margolies Scott Isdaner Jeffrey Adler Owen Knopping Larry Cohan Steven Kessler Gary Barach Robert Gero Richard Ferst Leon Goldberg Edward Rosen Andy Bogdanoff Irving Broudy* Maurice Hertzfeld Herbert Victor *deceased

FOR INFO REGARDING UPCOMING SEMINARS:  PHILLYJCC.COM/CENTERED

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COMMUNITY

Active Seniors AARP Driver Safety Course* With Ed Petersohn The AARP Driver Safety program is the most often taught course in PA and is the longest and largest national program accepted by PennDOT. The 4-hour Smart Driver/ Driver Refresher Course is a follow up course for previous attendees of any Driver Improvement Course in the past, from any State and includes two breaks. Bring a dairy lunch and a snack. The certificate is good for three years, and is usually associated with a discount on your insurance which is mandated by PennDOT.  ONE CLASS OFFERED  MARCH 20  THURSDAY, 10 AM - 2:30 PM AARP Member Discount: $15; Non AARP Members: $20 *Pre-registration is required. Register at the membership office. Bring a check or money order, payable to AARP, to the class.

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Bridge for Leisure

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If you love to play bridge and are looking for a group to join, the Kaiserman JCC group meets every Tuesday evening & Friday morning.  TUESDAYS, 7 PM FRIDAYS, 9 AM $1/session

Special Needs Support and Advocacy ADD Association For Developmental Disabilities, Inc Adults with Developmental Disabilities, affectionately known as “ADD,” is a not-for-profit organization that helps intellectually disabled adults (18 and older) cultivate the skills needed for independence and self-reliance. Today ADD serves over 170 members who attend weekly education and discussion sessions and weekend social activities such as sporting events, theatre shows, organization-hosted dances, and an annual summer cruise. ADD helps adults with intellectual disabilities develop life long friendships, productive careers, and an unwavering commitment to selfreliance and personal responsibility.  INTERESTED IN JOINING?  215-886-9990  www.addpa.org

TIKVAH/AJMI Advocates for the Jewish Mentally Ill The Tikvah/AJMI program provides support and advocacy for individuals and families who are affected by mental illness by building a sense of community through socialization events and celebrating Jewish holidays. The organization improves the quality of life for persons with mental illness by providing psychosocial rehabilitation via social experiences and life skills education; long-term housing; and some transitional employment opportunities. This group meets at least twice a year at the JCC for special holiday events.  FOR MORE INFO:  215-832-0671  tikvahajmi@jfgp.org  www.tikvahajmi.com

On-Going

ART EXHIBITS

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he Kaiserman JCC is proud to present on-going exhibitions of paintings, lithographs, prints, photographs, mixed media and digital works of art throughout the year.  MORE INFORMATION:  610-896-7770 x 110  pactman@phillyjcc.com

EXHIBITS Paintings by Bernice Paul

As a young girl in Moscow, Bernice Paul loved drawing and painting. Emigrating to the United States in the 1930s and settling in Philadelphia, she continued to paint. She frequently finds inspiration in the natural beauty of nearby rivers and parks. Her vibrant style has earned many awards, A prize-winning still life, was cited for its exciting composition and the physicality and joy of the artists brush strokes.  Now thru March 3

Photography & Other Art by Constantin Raducan

Constantin has a passion for his art that pulls ideas and inspiration from each subject with whom he becomes involved. His trademark is capturing the essence of the subject by creating a memorable image that represents its core, frozen in time. His keen eye for detail coupled with a warm spirit, always reveals his unique refinement for concept, design, and composition.  March 11 - May 12


Founded over 80 years ago, BBYO is the world’s leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement, bringing together teens from all over the globe, from all types of backgrounds and interests. With the mission of “More Jewish Teens, More Meaningful Jewish Experiences”, BBYO is shaping the future of the Jewish people. We help teens develop leadership skills, discover their Jewish identity, become active members in their communities and socialize with other Jewish teens. BBYO supports chapters in communities all over

the world, providing outstanding leadership, service, social, spiritual, travel and adventure experiences. Want to get involved? Join teen leaders Callie Clibanoff, Marshall Noye, Cassy Granoff, Allie Fox, Eli Avart, Leah Kay, Rachel Hockman, and Jacob Belitsky at the JCC and gain the tools to make the world a better place while creating friendships that will last forever. Adult advisors are Tara Cohn and Jon Wein.  QUESTIONS: Arielle Weisberg  TWICE MONTHLY

 MONDAY NIGHTS  aweisberg@bbyo.org

Sylvan Learning

Sylvan Learning of Philadelphia is excited to announce the start of tutoring services at the Kaiserman JCC. We will be offering personalized programs for Reading 1st-12th grade and Math K-9.

 HIGHLIGHTS • Personalized Programs • Reading (Grades 1 - 12) • Math (Grades K - 9)

FOR MORE INFO:  215-622-2502

Babysitting

The Kaiserman JCC offers babysitting services so members can enjoy working out knowing their child is in a safe environment.  MONDAY - FRIDAY: 9 AM - 12 PM MON. & WED.: 4 - 7 PM SUNDAYS: 8:30 AM - 1 PM $2 (members only)

A Few Guidelines - Members Only - Parent must remain in the building while your child is in our care - 6 months old or older - Non toilet trained children must arrive with a clean diaper - All belongings must be marked with the child’s name - Parents may bring snacks - NO plastic bags or glass bottles - NO tree nuts due to possible allergies - All food must be dairy or parve in order to comply with our kashrut policy

Kids Closet 4 All KIDS CLOSET 4 ALL is a mitzvah project of a local high school student geared to recycle dress clothes and sports equipment that kids outgrow so quickly. These items will be made available to those that need them - at no charge! CLOTHES WANTED: Nice, clean, gently used kids clothes are wanted for Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Shabbos, Church or special occasions.  Suggested items: Skirts • Dresses • Blouses • Dress Shirts • Ties • Dress pants • Shoes SPORTS EQUIPMENT WANTED: Gently used, in good condition sports gear.  Suggested items: Baseball/Softball Gloves Shin Guards • Cleats • Balls Gear Bags • Tennis Racquets Lacrosse Sticks SELECTION: For those looking for items, shopping will be by appointment.  INFORMATION/SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT  kidscloset4all@gmail.com Drop off bins will be located in the front lobby of the JCC and are available during business hours.

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Educational & Social Groups

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EVENTS

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It’s time to win that bag you've always dreamed of owning!

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It’s so silly to wait for sales and fight the crowds in department stores just to get the hand bag of your dreams. Let us do the hard work so you can focus on reaping the benefits. Come prepared to yell, dab, laugh, and win at our 3rd Designer Bag

Bingo event. We’ve seen many a guest ooh and aah over the prizes and still walk away happy even if they didn’t win a thing. But don’t worry, there are 15 games played, so that means you have 15 chances to win a beautiful, authentic, designer hand bag from favorite brands like DKNY, Fossil, Kate Spade, Coach, and more (past favorites to the right).

 Tues. May 13  6:30 PM

1. Kate Spade Polka Dot Colors: Black/Natural October 2013 Prize MSRP: $328

HIGHLIGHTS  Tuesday, May 13 • Doors at 6:30 pm • First game at 7 pm • Price includes 15 BINGO sheets (3 cards/sheet) • 50/50 and Raffle prizes • Sumptuous homemade dinner items on sale • Dessert, coffee, and tea included • BYOB

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$25/advance ($35/door)  phillyjcc.com/bingo

2. Kate Spade Jubilee Stripe Colors: Navy/Tan Strip April 2013 Prize MSRP: $228

3. Fossil Leather Satchel Colors: Multi-brown October 2013 Prize MSRP: $198

4. I Want That One! Guests browse the prizes October 2013


“In Crafting There are No Mistakes, Just Unique Creations“ Kaiserman JCC Craft Show

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e are pleased to present our first ever Juried Craft Fair!

We invite you to join us for this community craft and culture event. There will be a number of other events scheduled on these two days including craft workshops for children, wine tasting workshops with Ron Didner, Sommelier at Six Points Restaurant Group (Citron and Rose) and beer tasting workshops with a connoisseur from Citron and Rose as well as baking,

 Sunday, April 6  12 noon - 5 pm

pastry and decorating techniques with

 Monday, April 7  12 - 7 pm

Chef George of Montgomery Bagels

 Children’s Arts & Craft Activities will be offered during the event

and Bread Co. There will be a variety of kosher food for sale from Citron and Rose as well as kosher style food from Nana’s Kitchen. Cost of admission automatically enters you to win many

 Beer & Wine tasting experiences sponsored by Citron and Rose  Watch for more detailed information online at phillyjcc.com

 If you would like to be considered as a crafter for this event, contact Phyllis Actman  pactman@phillyjcc.com

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_____ Happy Shopping!

$5/day

raffle prize drawings.

COME ONE, COME ALL! Community Purim Party  10:30 am - 1:30 pm Bring your Esther and Mordechai costumes and join us for the biggest community Purim celebration on the Main Line!

COMMUNITY PURIM PARTY

Moon Bounce • Obstacle Course • Kindergym • Face Painting • Glatt Kosher food available for purchase • Purim Games and Prizes • DJ entertainment • Hamentaschen • Megillah Reading • Games for older kids • All your favorite Purim traditions All are welcome!

Adults: Free; Kids (pre-school - 7th grade): $10

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MACCABI

JCC MACCABI GAMES® 2014 Mid-Atlantic Junior Games Sunday, May 4 Jewish Athletes Ages 10 - 12 Hosted by the

Baltimore JCC The Mid-Atlantic Junior Games are modeled after the JCC Maccabi Games®, but geared for athletes’ ages 10-12 years old. This one day event is held each spring and teams are formed via the Kaiserman JCC, Bucks County Region, and Bux-Mont Region. Over 700 athletes from PA, DE, MD and NJ participate in this Jewish sports experience.  Sports Include Baseball • Swimming • Tennis • Basketball • Soccer  Eligibility Tryouts open to Jewish pre-teens ages 10, 11 or 12 as of May 1, 2014.  What’s Included Fees include t-shirts, lunch and competition Fees Tryout fees: $10

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Games fees: Team Kaiserman $95 (Kaiserman JCC members); $150 (General)

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Teams Bux-Mont & Bucks County $150  Travel Parents for all teams are responsible for driving their child to the Games at the Baltimore JCC.  Volunteer coaches needed for some sports. Interested?  maccabi@phillyjcc.com

 For more information and try-out dates for the Kaiserman JCC, Bucks County Region, and Bux-Mont Region:  www.phillyjcc.com/jrmac  maccabi@phillyjcc.com

I never felt so special to be Jewish until I participated in the JCC Maccabi Games®. Maccabi was the best thing I’ve ever done; I made friends with Jewish kids from all over the world! I definitely want to do this again next summer.

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the Athletes The above words were spoken by a local Jewish athlete that benefited from participating in the JCC Maccabi Games©. The Games provide Jewish youth with a supportive environment that fosters mutual respect and sportsmanship as well as helping to cultivate an appreciation of Jewish values and culture. Teens

will enrich their Jewish identity and help those who are less fortunate through community service projects; in turn, become better athletes, better people and better Jews. Some athletes are unable to make the financial commitment to attend these Games. Please consider supporting the Team Philly Athlete Scholarship Fund and help create memories for a local Jewish athlete.

Support Team Philadelphia Athlete Scholarship Fund Your support of the Athlete Scholarship Fund is more important than ever. Please make a contribution and help support our efforts to not leave behind any athlete due to financial constraints. Your investment in our scholarship fund is tax deductible and helps others who rely on our services to do so with dignity. Please detach the form below and return to: JCC Maccabi Games® Athlete Scholarship Fund Kaiserman JCC, 45 Haverford Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096, ATTN: Beth Segal YES! Please accept my tax-deductible contribution for the Team Philadelphia Athlete Scholarship Fund. Enclosed is my check made payable to the Kaiserman JCC/JCC Maccabi Games® in the amount of: $1000 Team Sponsorship

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2014 JCC Maccabi Games® Delegation Head - Marti Berk:  610-896-7770 x 125  mberk@phillyjcc.com Asst. Delegation Head: Beth Segal:  610-896-7770 x 102  bsegal@phillyjcc.com The JCC Maccabi Games® are a week-long international sporting event for Jewish athletes’ held each year in North America. The experience includes opening ceremony, intense competitions, community service mitzvah projects, fun evening events, home hospitality and down time activities. Team Philadelphia, one of the largest delegations participating in the Games each year, is comprised of athletes from all over the Philadelphia area and its suburbs. Athletes must try out for a position on a team.  Sports See tryout schedule for corresponding city. Girls Basketball, Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse, U16 Boys Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field, U16 Baseball, U14 Baseball, U16 Boys Basketball, U14 Boys Basketball, U14 Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Girls Softball, In-Line Hockey, Swimming, Tennis, Golf and Dance (Girls Volleyball also available if there is enough interest)  Eligibility Tryouts are open to Jewish teens that are 13 and not yet 17 by 7/31/14  Location The sport you play determines to which city you will go.  What’s Included Fees include all transportation/airfare, luggage fees, opening ceremony outfit, trading pins, trading t-shirts, housing, all meals, competition, all evening events. Additional fees include: Competition uniform, souvenirs, spending money. Fees Tryout fees: $20/advance; $25/at the door Games fees: Cherry Hill - $1600; Detroit - $1900  Scholarships Scholarships are available based on financial need. It is our goal that no eligible athlete will be left behind due to financial hardship. Call Marti Berk for applications after the child has made the team; 610-896-7770 x 125. Apps must be received by April 30, 2014. Athletes also have the opportunity to fund raise to help reduce costs.

Tryout Schedule

Cherry Hill, NJ: August 10-15 Boys Soccer (Boys 15-16) Coach: Marc Swarbrick: mjs@rjsprops.com Sundays; Feb 23, 9am & Mar 9, 10:30am Starfinder, 4015 Main St, Manayunk Tennis (Coed 13-16) Rose Weinstein: tennisrose@comcast.net Sunday, Feb 16, 7pm Green Valley Country Club Ridge Pike, Plymouth Meeting Girls Basketball (Girls 13-16) Coach: Lindsay Krasna: lkrasna@gmail.com Sunday, Feb 23, 11am, Kaiserman JCC Sunday, Mar 2, 10am, New Hope-Solebury HS 182 W. Bridge St, New Hope

In-Line Hockey (Boys 13-16) Coach: Max & David Fenkell: dfenkell@aol.com Monday, Mar 10, 6:30pm, Sportsplex, 1331 O'Reilly Dr, Feasterville Baseball (Boys 13-14) Coach: Steve Mandel: scm08@yahoo.com Sundays; Mar 9, 9am & Mar 23, 10:30am Big Leagues Academy, 207 Penns Trail, Newtown Baseball (Boys 15-16) Coach: Seth Kohler: sethkohler@aol.com Sundays; Mar 9, 9am & Mar 23, 10:30am Big Leagues Academy, 207 Penns Trail, Newtown Girls Softball (Girls 13-16) Coach: Jeff Lichter: jefflichter@gmail.com Sundays; Mar 9, 4pm & Mar 23, 12pm Big Leagues Academy, 207 Penns Trail, Newtown

Track & Field (Coed 13-16) Coach: Rick Lande: trackcoach18@verizon.net Boys Lacrosse (Boys 13-16) Coach: Mike Canter; mjtcanter@aol.com Sundays; Feb 16, 10:30am & Mar 2, 9am Starfinder, 4015 Main St, Manayunk Girls Lacrosse (Girls 13-16) Coach: Erica Spatz: ericaspatz@yahoo.com Sundays; Mar 9, 9am & Mar 23, 10:30am Starfinder, 4015 Main St, Manayunk

Detroit, MI: August 17-22 Boys Soccer (Boys 13-14) Coach: Danny Weiss: djweiss1@gmail.com Sundays; Feb 23, 10:30am & Mar 23, 9am Starfinder, 4015 Main St, Manayunk Girls Soccer (Girls 13-16) Coach: Eric Shipon: eshipon@asitv.com Sundays; Feb 16, 9am & Mar 2, 10:30am Starfinder, 4015 Main St, Manayunk Boys Basketball (Boys 13-14) Coach: Brian Schiff bschiff@comcastsportsnet.com Sunday; Feb. 23, 10am Kaiserman JCC Boys Basketball (Boys 15-16) Coach: Harrison Singer harrisonssinger@gmail.com Sundays; Mar 2 & 9, 7pm and Monday, Mar 17, 7pm Kaiserman JCC Dance (Coed 13-16) Coach: Beth & Rachel Kohler phillymacdance@gmail.com Sunday, Mar 2, 2pm Liberty Me, 19 N. Merion Ave, Bryn Mawr (Prepare 1 min solo) Golf (Coed 13-16) Interested?  maccabi@phillyjcc.com Volleyball (Girls 13-16) Interested?  maccabi@phillyjcc.com Swimming (Coed 13-16) Coach: Josh Cooperstein joshcooperstein@gmail.com

JCC Maccabi ArtsFest® Detroit, MI: August 17-22 Ages 13 - 16

Get Creative!

JCC Maccabi ArtsFest is designed to inspire Jewish teens through a dynamic combination of workshops, performances, exhibitions, recognition of excellence, community service, social activities, and fun. Teens develop their individuality through the medium of artistic expression while strengthening their bonds to their Jewish heritage, community and Israel.  For more information, fees and to schedule an audition, contact Marti Berk:  610-896-7770 x 125  mberk@phillyjcc.com

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SUPPORT

We All Have An Impact

Tightly Knit

Community Partners The JCC works closely with the organizations listed below to strengthen ties with the community*.

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When you walk through the doors of the Kaiserman JCC you might see a preschool class making their way to our gym for play time; a group of members gathered around Nana's café in the lobby chatting with "Nana" herself; you might hear a couple of senior adults bidding each other “Shabbat Shalom” before parting ways on a Friday afternoon. You can set your watch to the arrival of the basketball guys who come to play a quick game of pick-up during their lunch break each day. Soon after stepping through our doors you'll be on a first name basis with our staff and come to realize the JCC feels a lot like home. The Kaiserman JCC is your community center. We are an independent non-profit organization and, in spite of the revenue we receive from membership fees, tuition and program fees, it is not enough to cover the cost of operating our center. We rely on the generosity of businesses, grant making organizations and individuals like you to help make our ends meet each year. We strive to make our programs accessible to everyone and provide over $100,000 each year in needs-based financial assistance to families in our community.

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Invest In a Child's Future Pennsylvania’s Education Improvement Tax Credit Program

The Foundation for Jewish Day Schools was created by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia in partnership with six local day schools, and is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Foundation provides needs-based scholarships

AARP Drivers Education Course ADD (Adults with Developmental Disabilities) Alex’s Lemonade Stand American Red Cross Blood Drive Chabad of Penn Wynne Friends Central School Haverford Soccer League Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Jewish Family & Children’s Services Kehillah of Lower Merion Kid Philly /Pajama Rama Program Kosloff Torah Academy

Lower Merion Little League Lower Merion School District Main Line Health Systems Mitzvah Food Project Overeaters Anonymous Penn Wynn Civic Association Perelman Jewish Day School Philadelphia Dance Academy Philadelphia Talmudical Yeshiva Sylvan Learning Center TIKVAH/AJMI (Advocates for Jewish Mentally Ill) Township of Lower Merion Why Wait Program

In partnership with the Jewish Community Center Association, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, United Way of SE PA.

to students from lower and middleincome families attending the six day schools and dozens of pre-schools in the Greater Philadelphia area, including the Kaiserman JCC’s Robert J. Wilf Preschool & Kindergarten. What is the EITC Program? Corporations (both “C” and “S”) can significantly reduce their PA state tax liability by receiving tax credits for donations to state-approved scholarship organizations such as the Foundation for Jewish Day Schools of Greater Philadelphia. Owners of sub-chapter S corporations and other small and medium-sized businesses that pay personal income tax on PA business income can fully participate in the program as well. The Pre-K EITC program will provide an additional $8 million in tax credits to corporations and business owners that serve pre-schools. Participants in the Pre-K EITC program may receive a tax credit equal to 100% of the first $10,000 contributed and up to 90% of the remaining amount contributed up to a maximum credit of $150,000 annually.

Participants that make donations to the Foundation can also claim a charitable tax deduction on their federal tax return. If a corporation or business owner chooses to designate its donation for scholarship assistance to a specific school, such as the Robert J. Wilf Preschool & Kindergarten, it can do so in the letter that will accompany its check to the Foundation for Jewish Day Schools of Greater Philadelphia.

Support a Growing Community The Kaiserman JCC relies on donations from generous members of the community. Help keep our community strong and our programs growing by donating today.


THE JCC BY THE NUMBERS 500 senior adults participate in

preschool and kindergarten

Kaiserman JCC activities

60 children attend before and after- 150 area-wide teens will take part in school enrichment programs

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700 youngsters attended the 2013

children attend day camp, including those with special needs

Get Involved 

Corporate Partnership & Event Sponsorship

Whether your goal is to support a specific JCC program or event, or develop an ongoing relationship with all or part of our constituency, we can structure a strategy that will satisfy your philanthropic and marketing goals. In kind donations of goods and services are also welcome and are recognized at the sponsorship level commensurate to their cash value.

Single: $75; Double: $150

We will install a brick on our walkway engraved with your personal message to commemorate a special occasion, celebration or memory of a loved one.

Tribute Cards

Ensuring a legacy is a personal pledge of faith – a commitment to keep the doors of the JCC open for future generations. While outright gifts such as cash and stock are vital to our success, you can also support the JCC by making a planned gift as part of your overall financial and/or estate planning. Immediate benefits to you might include tax savings and the satisfaction of knowing that your personal charitable goals will be met. Please make us aware of your planned giving intentions so that we can acknowledge you today.

Designated Gifts & Naming Opportunities

Tribute Bricks

Your gift may be designated to benefit a specific program or area within the JCC. This enables you to target your gift to programs or projects that are important to you or to a loved one, as a gift in-memory or in-honor. Some areas you might be interested in targeting include our pool, sports fields or playground, group fitness studio or areas within the Robert J. Wilf Preschool & Kindergarten.

$10/card

Beautifully designed by Philadelphia artist Mordechai Rosenstein, these are a thoughtful, affordable way to honor special occasions, including B’nai Mitzvah, birthdays and anniversaries or to honor the loss of a loved one.

EASY GIVING MADE

to the Kaiserman JCC and enjoy our facilities and the programs we offer

25+ languages spoken at the JCC, representing over 37 countries

Mid-Atlantic Jr. Games from PA, NJ, DE & MD

Planned Gifts

info@phillyjcc.com

4500 friends and neighbors belong

Employer Matched Donations

As a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, Kaiserman JCC is eligible to receive employer matched donations. We will happily acknowledge both you and your employer for donations made through your company’s matching gift program. Check to see if your employer participates!

Designate a gift to the Kaiserman JCC through your workplace United Way campaign. JCC’s UNITED WAY DONOR CODE IS 48488

Volunteer

Individuals and groups can help with special events, beautifying our campus and more! Let us match your interest to a project that will make a real difference in our community. We also welcome you to contribute to the well-being of our center by sitting on a JCC committee or task force.

Corporate Memberships

The JCC is happy to extend discounts to organizations wishing to participate in a corporate fitness program.

 Contact Marti Berk  610-896-7770 x 125  mberk@phillyjcc.com

MITZVAH FOOD PANTRY The mission of the Mitzvah Food Project is to provide nutritious food and basic staples in a caring and dignified manner to individuals and families in need. This mission is supported by an alliance of caring individuals, synagogues and organizations. All who are in need, regardless of race, religion, income, gender, or age are welcome. The Kaiserman JCC is always accepting non-perishable kosher food items as part of our continued support of this program.  For a schedule of pick ups or more info, contact Deirdre Mulligan  215-832-0509  dmulligan@jfgp.org

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CHABAD

YOU’LL FEEL AT HOME No matter what kind of shoes you wear

Chabad of Penn Wynne at the Kaiserman JCC  EVENTS Motzei Shabbat Café Featuring Yaakov Rosenthal, acclaimed graphologist and humorist! Find out what your handwriting says about you.  Saturday, March 1

 8:00 pm $20/person  Live Music  All you can eat buffet: Sushi Bar, Salad Bar Delectable dessert buffet  B.Y.O.B (Kosher Certification Required)

Purim @ Chabad

Passover Seder

Shabbat Services and Megillah Reading followed by Havdalah and light refreshments

Participate in Chabad’s traditional Seder. Open to Everyone!

 Saturday, March 15

 7:30 pm  Reservations a must!

 Services 7:55 pm  Megillah Reading 8:05 pm

Purim in the Shtetl

 Monday, April 14

Shavuot Party

Annual Purim Feast

Ice cream party and reading of the Ten Commandments

 Sunday, March 16

 Wednesday, June 4

 4:00 - 8:00 pm  More Info Online at chabadpennwynne.org

 11:15 am  RSVP not required  12:30 pm - Community Dairy Luncheon (Reservations a must!)

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO RSVP FOR ANY OF THESE PROGRAMS  moshe@chabadpennwynne.org  www.chabadpennwynne.org

 610-529-9011

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SHABBAT SERVICES CHALLAH FACTORY

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Shabbat Mornings

Back by Popular Demand!

Join Chabad for Shabbat Morning Services every Shabbat morning at the Kasierman JCC followed by Kiddush at 11:45 am. We offer a warm and welcoming environment with an easy to follow traditional service with Hebrew/English prayer books.

We invite children of all ages, parents and grandparents to join in the fun, baking your very own Challah!

 Saturdays, 9:30 am Kiddush at 11:45 am  610-529-9011  moshe@chabadpennwynne.org

 FREE  February 20; March 6, 20; April 3  Thursdays, 5 pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO RSVP FOR ANY OF THESE PROGRAMS  610-529-9011  moshe@chabadpennwynne.org  www.chabadpennwynne.org

JEWISH LEARNING INSTITUTE

Realizing Your Potential: Transformative Life Teachings of the Rebbe Who am I? Why am I here? How do I achieve my purpose in life? ‘Realizing Your Potential’ is about reaching for the purpose of existence, by actualizing the powerful latent opportunity that exists within each individual and by utilizing singular deeds to incrementally achieve the impossible. Join us on a fascinating journey as we encounter the life, outlook and philosophy of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.  May 12, 2014 – June 16

 Mondays, 7:30-9:00 PM $89 (includes textboook)


EDUCATION

A Place to Grow, Learn & Make Great Friends! Robert J. Wilf Preschool & Kindergarten

Asst. Director - Natalie O’Brien:  610-896-7770 x 119  nobrien@phillyjcc.com

Sheva: Early Learning Framework The number seven has extraordinary power in Jewish thought and practice. Because of its deep roots in Jewish tradition, the word Sheva, seven, was chosen as the name of our early childhood education initiative. The seven core elements of Sheva are firmly rooted in the latest research in child development.  CORE ELEMENTS OF SHEVA: 1. Children as Constructivist Learners 2. Early Childhood Directors as Visionaries 3. Early Childhood Teachers as Professionals 4. Families as Engaged Partners 5. Environments as Inspiration of Inquiry 6. Discover CATCH (Child Health Initiative) 7. Israel as the Story of the Jewish People

Jr. J Days

When school is closed for a full day, have fun with Jr. J Days! Each day includes outdoor play (weather permitting), art, cooking, stories, games and more.  APRIL 14, 17, 18; JUNE 4, 5

FRIDAY SHABBAT CELEBRATION During the school year, the preschool holds a Shabbat sing-a-long in Family Hall. You’re invited to join us for this special program.

Creative Curriculum® This curriculum identifies goals and objectives in four areas of development including Social/Emotional, Physical, Cognitive and Language. Through the activities we plan and the way we organize the classroom, select toys and materials, plan the daily schedule, communicate with children and assess progress, we seek to accomplish the goals of our curriculum and give your child a successful start in school.

Pre-Camp Program

 FRIDAYS, 9:30 AM ________________________________________

SHABBAT DINNER

Join the families of the Robert J. Wilf Preschool and Kindergarten for Shabbat dinner. Celebrate with a catered dinner, blessings, Shabbat songs and crafts. All JCC families are welcome.  FRIDAY, APRIL 26  6:00 PM  RSVP TO PRESCHOOL OFFICE  610-896-7770 x 119  nobrien@phillyjcc.com ________________________________________

YOGA PLAY TIME (ages 3 - 4)

Calling all kids who like to move and have fun! Join certified Yoga instructor, Deb Brownstein, for an action packed hour and a half of Yoga play which will include movement games, classic yoga poses adapted for kids, story time plus a snack. Kids will get to shake their sillies out and leave the class refreshed and uplifted.  BEGINS MARCH 26  WEDNESDAYS, 1:00 - 2:30 PM  10 WEEKS, CLASS LIMIT 8 Member Discount: $180; General: $250

STROLLER SESSIONS See page 21 for this exciting new fitness program for moms.

Each day will include art, special activities, cooking & outdoor play. Available for Wilf students only.  JUNE 9-13; 16-20 Weekly (Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm) Member Discount: $220; General: $300 Daily (9:00 am - 3:30 pm) Member Discount: $50; General: $67 Early Care (8:00 - 9:00 am) Member Discount: $6; General: $8 Late Care (3:30 - 6:00 pm) Member Discount: $12; General: $18

 PRESCHOOL OFFICE  610-896-7770 x 119  nobrien@phillyjcc.com

T-BALL CLASSES

Designed for ages 3-5 to develop a child’s social and physical skills in a fun and safe environment. These classes are the perfect start to your child’s athletic career.

SEE PAGE 22 FOR CLASS TIMES

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Director - Amy Foster:  610-896-7770 x 118  afoster@phillyjcc.com

The Robert J. Wilf Preschool and Kindergarten at the Kaiserman JCC offers comprehensive nursery, preschool and kindergarten programs. The preschool and kindergarten provide a stimulating, creative environment for children to learn and have fun. Our school accepts children as young as 4 months old in our Infant/Toddler program and up to Kindergarten level students. Full & half day programs are available with extended day options.

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KIDS

BED HEADS/KIDSTIME Coordinator - Renee Sasso:  610-896-7770 x 121

 rsasso@phillyjcc.com

Bright, Happy, Playful Kids What is KidsTime? A fun after-school program that lets kids unwind and enjoy themselves after a long day at school. When the kids arrive they enjoy a healthy snack and a choice of engaging activities such as sports, arts & crafts, cooking, science, trivia, film making, swimming, and much more. Our goal is to make life easy for parents. That’s why Kids Time provides

van pick up services from the Lower Merion Elementary Schools (excludes Gladwyne Elementary). The program runs in conjunction with the Lower Merion School District calendar

What is Bed Heads? A morning program where kids can bring their breakfast (Kosher dairy) and relax or study/prepare for the day

Half Day J-Days

Open to all kids grades K-5, even those who do not normally attend the Kids Time after-school program. The JCC offers this convenient program which provides an exciting place for your child when their school is closed for a full day.

Half days are available when the Lower Merion School District has a half day. We will pick up your kids in 9 seat passenger vans at 12:30 and bring them to the JCC for an afternoon of fun! Children will be in a safe environment while

Van Transportation Included! Service to Lower Merion Schools Grades K-5

Additional Services

 Full J-Days  9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Leave the Driving to Us!

 Half J-Days

Full Day J-Days

 Both Programs

enjoying programs like arts and crafts, cooking, sports, trivia and more. Don’t miss out on any of the upcoming J-Days!

Upcoming Dates April 14, 17, 18; June 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

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 Kids Time Program  Mon. - Fri., 3:30-6:00 pm  Bed Heads Program  Mon. - Fri., Starts at 7:30 am

Members: $32; General: $50

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ahead of them in our “kid’s lounge.” Puzzles, games & art supplies will be available along with an assortment of books in our reading center.

Van transportation Included!  12:30 - 3:30 pm Members: $20; General: $32 Upcoming Dates March 7, 12, 13, 14; May 23

 Early & Late Care  Early Care: 8 - 9 am $10

 Late Care: 3:30 - 6 pm $18

Transitional Care

Lower Merion School District So your child is enrolled in gymnastics, sports, or some other after-school program at the JCC, now how do you get them here? Students, grades K-5, can be picked up from their school and taken to their program at the JCC with our Transitional Care program. Call for pricing:  610-896-7770 x 121 _____________________________

Perelman Jewish Day School This is a very affordable way ($6/ day) to make sure your child gets to their class at the JCC safely and on time from Perelman Jewish Day School. Our staff walks your child from Perelman to the JCC and makes sure they get to their class on time. Kids enjoy games and a snack before being dropped off at their scheduled activity.


FITNESS

WELCOME TO THE

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CENTER

Fitness Director: Jamie Kiepert  610-896-7770 x 114;  jkiepert@phillyjcc.com Asst. Health & Rec Director: Lori Hummel  610-896-7770 x 104;  lhummel@phillyjcc.com

PERSONAL TRAINING

Every new member receives 2 complimentary half hour training sessions with one of our trainers. HOURLY TRAINING RATES: 1 Hour: $50 3 Hours: $150 5 Hours: $250 10 Hours: $470 (Save $30) 20 Hours: $920 (Save $80) Stop by the Member Services Offices to purchase training packages today!

Visit phillyjcc.com/trainers to read about our trainers.

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 Please use a towel for your personal use while working out.  There is a 30 minute limit on ALL machines.

FITNESS ROOM Rules/Recommendations  We recommend that you obtain both a medical clearance and a fitness orientation prior to beginning any exercise program.  Please wipe down all equipment after use with paper towel and disinfectant spray. DO NOT wipe machine with personal towels.  You must be at least 14 years of age to be in the fitness center. For teens, ages 11-13, please see info on page 18 about our Teen Time program  Appropriate athletic gear is required. No sandals, open toe shoes, or jeans allowed.

 Use of cell phones is NOT PERMITTED in the fitness center. In case of emergency, please step outside the fitness room to make a call.  Be courteous of others. Allow people to use equipment while you are resting between sets.  Please return all fitness equipment to their proper location including free weights.  Only water and sports drinks in a spill proof container are allowed in the fitness room.  WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS. Please use a locker to store items of value. We have a designated area for coats and keys inside the fitness room.

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Our team of Certified trainers create goal-based programs that keep your workouts fresh, fuel your motivation and make exercise fun & exciting.

Our goal is to help you accomplish your goals

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JUNE 23 – AUGUST 15 Unleash more magic at phillyjcc.com/kef

Let's Create Magic this summer Fast Facts

CAMP PHILOSOPHY: Camp Kef at the Kaiserman JCC is committed to providing an excellent, well-rounded summer camp experience where all children have the opportunity to gain knowledge, skill, self esteem, Jewish pride, lasting friendships and unforgettable memories, in a safe, nurturing and fun environment. Powered by a dynamic staff and challenging programming for all ages, Camp Kef is the place to be! In fact, we have so much fun here that we named our camp ‘Kef’ which is Hebrew for ‘fun’.

 CAMP HOURS Morning carpool: 8:45 – 9:00 am Camp Day: 9:00 am – 3:15 pm Afternoon carpool: 3:15 – 3:30 pm

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EXTENDED DAY OPTIONS Early Care: 7:45 – 8:45 am Late Care: 3:30 – 6:00 pm

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 Director: Marci Rubin  610-896-7770 x 123  mrubin@phillyjcc.com

 Program Director: Renee Sasso  610-896-7770 x 121  rsasso@phillyjcc.com

ENROLL ONLINE


Camp Kef Units and Programs Infants to 4 yr olds Our youngest campers are introduced to the enjoyment of summer camp in a safe and nurturing environment. Under the supervision of caring, qualified preschool teachers and specialists, our campers are able to experience a wide variety of social, recreational, creative, and engaging activities that are specifically designed for this age group and developmental levels. Campers in this division also enjoy water play and instructional swim.

Kadimah entering Kindergarten - 2nd grade Kadimah children continue their camp journey with a wide assortment of processoriented, age-appropriate activities and special programs designed to expose the children to as many new things as possible, while encouraging them to think individually and work cooperatively with others. Our dynamic staff of counselors and specialists enhances the camp experience by working hand in hand with each camper ensuring his/her safety and well being while also creating “kef”!

Gesher entering 3rd & 4th grades As campers grow they gain independence. In this division, our campers combine traditional camp with self-selected activities, special trips, unique unit programming and exciting events. Our friendly staff of counselors and specialists guide campers and help them develop their interests while also creating a fun, safe, environment where children can learn, grow and make lasting friendships.

keshet entering 5th & 6th grades Our 5th and 6th graders get the best that camp has to offer with weekly intensive arts and sports options as well as traditional camp activities, field trips, and special unit

programming. The goal of this division is to whet campers’ appetites for learning new things while providing stimulating, challenging and fun opportunities to grow as individuals and within groups.

chalutzim entering 7th - 9th grades Our oldest campers get to experience all the challenges and fun of day camp with stimulating camper activities. Each day also provides opportunities to work with younger children and their counselors. The Chalutzim program consists of hands-on experience in child development, conflict resolution and proper supervision techniques while the rest of the day is filled with traditional

and special age-appropriate activities and programming as well as mitzvah projects and community service.

Mildred Lasch

Special Needs Inclusion program

Children with special needs are given unique opportunities to participate and be included in our camp program. This program is tailored to support and facilitate social development and peer interaction, along with creative and athletic skills, in a fun and nurturing environment. Campers enrolled in this program are placed in age appropriate groups with qualified, trained staff to insure the success of each child in our camp setting.

The Circus returns! Circus of the Kids

August 10-15 Ages 6+

See the jcc transform into a real live circus, big top and all, during this magical week!

We are proud to be the premier camp in the area to offer Circus of the Kids, a unique and educational circus program where children learn real circus tricks and star in a real circus show! It is the only program of its kind and will be returning to Camp Kef for the last week of camp. Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity for your child to gain confidence and self- esteem while learning fun, challenging circus acts.

Campers train with instructors from around the world to perform specialty acts like: Flying Trapeze • Acrobatics • Fire-eating • Juggling Trampoline Trick Roller Skating • Globe Ball Walking To see video of this magical program, visit phillyjcc.com/circus

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FITNESS TEEN TIME IN THE FITNESS ROOM (Ages 11-13)* RULES:

Exercise Around

1. All teens must have an orientation with one of our trainers before beginning any workouts. 2. Teens are expected to follow Fitness Room rules. If the rules are not followed they will be asked to leave the Fitness Room immediately.

the World

3. Teens are NOT ALLOWED to use free weights.

TIMES: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:45 - 5:45 pm Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:00 pm Saturdays, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

March 20 - May 15 Register starting March 1

*If these rules are consistently broken, teen memberships are subject to cancellation with no refund.

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Here’s your big chance! Get your passport ready* and join the Exercise Around the World Challenge! We are challenging our members to exercise more, track progress, push harder, try new things and log some miles while getting in shape and living healthy. Can you make it? Do you have what it takes? Let’s journey around the world together to find out. Earn miles for each 1/2 hour of exercise completed at the JCC and start moving around the globe! The route will start by departing from the JCC in Wynnewood. Your first stop will be Paris, France. Visit the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre before starting off for Israel. Ride a camel, float in the Dead Sea and visit the Western Wall. Move onto to Tokyo, Japan and visit Mount Kumotori and shop on Takeshita Street before you head for Anchorage Alaska! You could go on a whale watch or a helicopter ride over the glaciers before heading back home to the JCC! Weekly e-mails will keep you motivated and special “bonus’’ miles will be awarded. Don't miss out on the adventure.

TRX® SUSPENSION TRAINING®

 PRIZES AWARDED ALONG THE WAY Each participant will receive a free t-shirt just for registering!

 DESTINATIONS • Paris, France • Israel • Tokyo, Japan • Anchorage, Alaska • Kaiserman JCC  TOTAL DISTANCE • Approx. 19,000 Miles ASK ANY FITNESS STAFF MEMBER FOR MORE INFORMATION. *Passport and proper travel documents not required for this awesome trip!

FREE FOR MEMBERS!

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arness your own body weight to create resistance and allow yourself to adjust the degree of difficulty, regardless of your fitness level, age or fitness goals. The Suspension

Trainer™ allows you to perform hundreds of functional exercises that build strength, flexibility, core stability and endurance. We provide the straps, you provide the will to succeed!

 Mondays: 8:30 am  Thursdays: 8:30 am (beginners)  Thursday: 9:30 am  Friday: 8:30 am

 A 10-class

card can be purchased at the front desk. General: $150

TRX®, Suspension Trainer™ and TRX® Suspension Training® are registered trademarks or trademarks of Fitness Anywhere, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.


GROUP FITNESS CLASSES - FREE TO MEMBERS roup Fitness classes at the Kaiserman JCC offer well-balanced, fun-filled programs suitable for all fitness levels. Classes range from beginner to high intensity

and are taught by certified group exercise instructors who are dedicated to maintaining a high quality class experience. Whether you are a first time participant or a

Not a member? Try our classes as a guest: 1 class: $8; 10 classes: $70; 10 classes w/ senior discount: $65

BODY SCULPTING

Strengthen and tone your entire body using a variety of resistance equipment such as weighted balls, hand-held weights, tubing, dynabands and your own body weight. Shape, define and boost metabolism!

BOOT CAMP

A fast paced, high intensity caloric burning hour, designed for the fitness enthusiast looking for a new challenge. The program features upper body, lower body, power abs and cardio bursts all in one workout! This class is designed to accommodate a more advance participant.

BURN & FIRM

Non-stop action from start to finish! Fun aerobic moves incorporated with weight training and core exercises.

ULTIMATE CONDITIONING

A creative & fun workout alternating between cardio drills and strength training intervals. This overall body training session is designed to burn the maximum amount of calories!

CARDIO, CORE, STRENGTH & TONE This workout combines weights, balance ball, core strength, cardio and flexibility for a total body sculpting workout.

DANCE AEROBICS

This workout is infused with all different styles of dance, concentrating on hip-hop and Latin styles. This class is high impact and will work your entire body! Some floor work and strength moves are incorporated occasionally.

CARDIO INTERVAL/DANCE PARTY

Come hang out and party! This class provides aerobics and strength and lots of FUN!

YOGA MORNINGS

Get your day started with a total mind and body workout! This class will improve functional strength, flexibility, muscle balance and relaxation. The class will be suitable for all levels.

LUNCHTIME YOGA

Need a Yoga break in the middle of your day? Come and join us for this fun and relaxing lunch time class. Open to students of all levels.

seasoned pro, we’ve got a class for you. Come experience the warm, friendly, non intimidating atmosphere that makes our classes so special.

Schedules posted monthly online at phillyjcc.com

VINYASA YOGA

Vinyasa classes use the flowing Vinyasa movement of Ashtanga yoga, but uses a variety of postures, cultivate balance, flexibility, strength and endurance.

BEGINNERS PILATES

Developed over 70 years ago by Joseph H. Pilates, the focus of this discipline is to strengthen and stretch the abdomen and torso by solely using the body. Technique involves proper breathing and control over various muscles.

ADVANCED PILATES

A method of exercise designed to strengthen the core musculature; and both physically and mentally condition the body by using set patterns of movement in limited repetitions.

SILVER SNEAKERS® (MSROM)

Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activity for daily skills. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a ball are offered for resistance, and a chair is used for seated and/ or standing support.

SENIOR WORKOUT

This class is designed to get the body moving with light movement, light weights, stretching and balancing exercises.

BASIC AEROBICS

A moderately paced, low impact class consisting of a 10-minute warm-up, 30-minutes of “basic” low-impact aerobics, 15-minutes of strengthening exercises and a 5-minute cooldown and stretch. You’ll leave feeling great!

SPINNING

Done on a specially designed stationary bike, participants are guided through intervals simulating outdoor bicycle riding by increasing and decreasing tension, standing, sitting, sprinting and climbing hills. You will get a great overall workout!

SPIN & TONE

This class will consist of 30-minutes of an intense spin ride, followed with upper body work & stretching.

GROUP FITNESS RULES  Must wear athletic shoes or sneakers during group fitness classes  Must be at least 14 to participate  Small children are not permitted in the group fitness room during class  No one is permitted to enter class more than 10 minutes after class has begun

GROOVICS HIP-HOP DANCE

Come and workout with hip-hop instructor, Ricky! You will be sure to break a sweat and have fun while you are doing it!

ZUMBA®

This popular class fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tome and sculpt your body while burning fat. All levels are welcomed.

BOKWA®

BOKWA® is Different. It’s not really a dance workout – there’s no choreography and no counting steps. Participants draw letters and numbers with their feet, while moving together to music in free form rhythm. If you can move and you can spell, you can do Bokwa®. From 4 year olds, to men and women in their seventies, to guys with “2 left feet”, to world champion dancers, Bokwa® engages participants of all ages.

Raising the “Barre” BARRE FITNESS AT THE JCC Barre Fitness™ is a one hour full body workout that fuses the best elements of ballet, pilates, sports conditioning and stretching for a truly unique and fun experience. The moves are low impact with high intensity intervals of strength training followed immediately by deep recovery stretching. This regimented routine will evenly sculpt and quickly transform the entire body, resulting in a toned, trim physique.

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De-stress JCC Yoga Classes help you find your center

Our Yoga classes are taught by certified instructors and aim to help participants reduce stress and enjoy a more holistic workout. YOGA HEALTH BENEFITS  Stress reduction  Improved fitness  Prevention of chronic conditions

VINYASA YOGA*

For men and women of all ages and levels seeking to build a healthy mind and body. Vinyasa uses the flowing Vinyas a movement of Ashtanga Yoga and also uses a variety of postures which cultivate balance, flexibility, and endurance. *Recommended that you avoid heavy meals for at least 2 hours before practice and that you bring water to class.

Mondays, 7:15 - 8:50 pm w/ Larry Cohan Free for members starting at age 6. This class focuses on body alignment, proper external rotation from the hip, articulation of the feet, and elementary bar and center exercises. Students progress to Ballet II at the discretion of the faculty.

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The Philadelphia Dance Academy, located in Old City Philadelphia, is excited to continue to offer children’s Ballet and Theater Dance classes on Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Kaiserman JCC in 2014.

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PRE-BALLET I & II (AGES 4 - 6) Part of our Early Childhood Program. This program is designed to cultivate the joy for ballet in our youngest dancers while introducing them to the format of a dance class. The use of music, props, and imagination keeps students engaged while they learn basic ballet vocabulary. All students go into class independently. BALLET I & II (Ages 6 - 12) Part of our Primary Program. Ballet I is a beginner class

THEATER DANCE (Ages 7 - 11) This class focuses on balancing technical ballet training and stylized theater choreography. Students will learn a vast repertoire of classical, as well as contemporary, Broadway and Movie Musical choreography. It is strongly recommended, but not required, that Theater Dance students also take ballet to help with control, strength, and refinement of their technique. AGES ARE GUIDELINES: Each student will be evaluated to ensure proper placement.  CLASS DETAILS WEDNESDAYS Pre-Ballet I (ages 4-5) 3:30 - 4:30 pm Ballet I (ages 6-8) 4:30 - 5:30 pm Theater Dance II (ages 7-11) 5:30 - 6:30 pm THURSDAYS Pre-Ballet II (ages 5-6) 4:00 -5:00 pm Ballet II (ages 8-12) 5:00 - 6:30 pm

For more info or to register:  philadelphiadanceacademy.com |  215-922-2422

YOGA MORNINGS

Get your day started with a total mind & body workout! This class will improve functional strength, flexibility, muscle balance and relaxation. This class is suitable for all levels.

PICKLEBALL

COME JOIN THE FUN! Thursdays • 9 am – 12 pm WHAT IS PICKLEBALL?

A fun, fast paced game that is played on a badminton court with a lowered net. Played with a small whiffle ball and a wooden paddle, it’s easy for beginners of all ages to learn, especially mature adults. Cost Per Week: Members: $1; General: $3

Wednesdays,8:00-9:00am Fridays, 7:15 - 8:30 am Saturdays, 9:00 - 10:00 am w/ Kristie McCourt Free for members

LUNCHTIME YOGA

Need a Yoga break in the middle of your day? Come and join us for this fun and relaxing lunch time class. Open to students of all levels. Tuesdays, 12:15 - 1:05 pm Thursdays, 12:15 - 1:05 pm (Women Only) w/ Allison Tweedie Free for members  Read about our Yoga instructors online at phillyjcc.com/yoga  Yoga mats are available for free at the JCC

MARTIAL ARTS TAE KWON DO

Traditional Korean Karate, taught by the Philadelphia S chool of Korean Karate. Classes include stretching, basic techniques, forms and freestyle sparring. Adults only. For more information/ registration call 610-566-3536. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-10pm.


HIGHLIGHTS

Smash Hits The

Coolest NEW Classes at the J

Workouts for Busy Moms

Best New Workout,

STROLLER SESSIONS AT THE JCC

BARRE FITNESS AT THE JCC

FLOOR HOCKEY AT THE JCC

ZUMBA® KIDS AT THE JCC

Stroller Sessions offer a 45 minute, kick butt interval workout for busy moms that will melt off that baby weight and get you back in shape in record time! No more excuses... Get in your workout with your kiddies either in the stroller or working out next to you and all the while meeting like minded moms.

Barre Fitness™ is a one hour full body workout that fuses the best elements of ballet, pilates, sports conditioning and stretching for a truly unique and fun experience. The moves are low impact but high intensity intervals of strength training followed immediately by deep recovery stretching. This regimented routine will evenly sculpt and quickly transform the entire body, resulting in a toned, trim physique.

 Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30 - 10:15 am;  RSVP by E-mail:  abbie@fit-tribe.com

 Check fitness schedule online for days and times

We introduced a new sport option for kids this winter and it’s a big hit! Floor hockey is a unique sport where participants develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and balance. Floor hockey is a fast and energetic sport where much of the playing time takes place near the goals. Kids learn the rules of the game and team play in this non-contact sport. If your child is itching to play a less conventional sport, this class is perfect! Students will learn basic skills of street/ floor hockey in a fun, noncompetitive setting.

The Zumba® Kids program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for young Zumba fans ages 9-13, where they can rock with friends! This program features age-appropriate music and moves that get kids dancin’ to the beat. It’s all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, enforcing the idea that fitness can be fun and that it's okay to just be yourself! Kids love this fast paced, dance party. Parents love Zumba® Kids because of the effects it has on kids: increasing their focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism and enhancing coordination.

 Kindergarten & 1st Grade  Wednesdays, 4 - 5 PM  April 9 - June 11  8 Weeks Member: $79; General: $116

 Ages 9 - 13  Mondays, 4 - 5 PM  April 28 - June 9  6 Weeks Member: $48; General: $69

REGISTER ONLINE

REGISTER ONLINE

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YOUTH SPORTS

Happy, Healthy, Active Kids

At the Kaiserman JCC we offer a variety of co-ed, youth sports classes to keep your child healthy and active. More importantly, these classes are a great way to see what activities your child likes. Get them started early with one of the sports classes below.

and safe environment. Each class is taught by certified Physical Education teacher, Lori Hummel. Lori has over 25 years of experience in teaching children sports basics. Lori’s fun and caring personality make her classes the perfect start to an athletic career.

YOUTH SPORTS CLASSES

Contact Lori to find out more about her classes:  610-896-7770 x 104  lhummel@phillyjcc.com

These classes are designed to develop a child’s social and physical skills in a fun

Floor Hockey: fastpaced & energetic. Read more about our newest youth sports class on page 21 

T-BALL (Age 3 - 1st Grade) STREET/FLOOR HOCKEY (Kindergarten - 1st Grade) See Grid Below for Dates/Times LITTLE BIG SHOTS

SHORT SPORTS

KINDER-SPORTS

FIRST GRADE SPORTS

This class is for 3 year olds and covers basic ball skills with games, balance, jumping, and spatial awareness skills.

In this course youngsters are introduced to basic skills and rules in an enjoyable, structured environment. Classes are small and participants receive a t-shirt!

In this course kindergarten students, are introduced to the fundamentals, skills and rules of the game in a fun setting.Fee includes a t-shirt.

In this course first graders will learn sport specific skills in a non-competetive environment. The class is fun and challenging and teaches individual and team skills. Fee includes a t-shirt.

(Age 3 - Limit 6)

(Age 4 - Limit 12)

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T-BALL > SESSION: SPRING

(Kindergarten - Limit 16.)

REGISTER ONLINE

(1st Grade - Limit 16.)

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NO CLASS: April 15, 16, 21, 22; May 13, 26; June 4, 5

CLASS

DAY

TIME

DATES

LENGTH

CLASS CODE

PRICE

LITTLE BIG SHOTS SHORT SPORTS

Tuesdays Mondays

1:00 - 1:45pm 2:00 - 3:00pm

4/8 - 6/10 4/28 - 6/9

7 weeks 6 weeks

PESLBSHOTT PESSHSPM

Member Discount: $58; General: $84 Member Discount: $59; General: $87

Tuesdays

2:00 - 3:00pm

4/8 - 6/10

7 weeks

PESSHSPT

Member Discount: $69; General: $101

Mondays Tuesdays

4:00 - 5:00pm 4:00 - 5:00pm

4/28 - 6/9 4/8 - 6/10

6 weeks 7 weeks

PESKINSPM PESFGRT

Member Discount: $59; General: $87 Member Discount: $69; General: $101

KINDER-SPORTS FIRST GRADE SPORTS

FLOOR HOCKEY > SESSION: SPRING CLASS

DAY

TIME

DATES

KINDERGARTEN/1ST GRADE Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:00 pm 4/9 - 6/11

NO CLASS: April 15, 16, 21, 22; May 13, 26; June 4, 5 LENGTH

CLASS CODE

PRICE

8 weeks

PESHOCKA

Member Discount: $79; General: $116


BASKETBALL

THINGS TO KNOW Our leagues are high intensity, competitive leagues that bring players together from across the area.

 Men’s league players are required to be rated prior to a draft date.  Teen league players will have tryouts prior to a draft date.

Men’s Leagues Coordinator Lori Hummel  610-896-7770 x 104  lhummel@phillyjcc.com

MEN’S LEAGUES Players who have never participated in the 50 + League MUST be rated before a draft. Rating sessions will be announced once registration opens. SUMMER LEAGUE Member discount: $72; General: $117 Registration opens Sunday, March 23

TEEN LEAGUES MIDDLE SCHOOL LEAGUE (Grades 7 - 9) This league is for teens who enjoy playing competitive basketball. Teams are formed by a draft. SPRING LEAGUE League Begins:  Sunday, Feb. 23, 5 pm

NEW FORMAT!

MEN’S 35 AND OVER LEAGUE ENTER AS YOUR OWN TEAM Games on Thursday evenings Play begins Thursday, May 29 __________________________________ MEN’S 50 AND OVER LEAGUE Games on Tuesday evenings Player draft Monday, May 19, 7:30 pm Play begins Tuesday, May 27

Teen League Coordinator Greg Casey  610-896-7770 x 132

Rates:  Member Discount: $80; General: $125 Contact Greg Casey to find out more about this league:

 610-896-7770 x 132

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Grades 1 - 6 • April 13, 27; May 11, 18; June 1 1st Grade: 1:30 – 2:30 pm (Division 1 - Course Code: PESPICKUP1&2) Grades 2 & 3: 1:30 – 2:30 pm (Division 2 - Course Code: PESPICKUP1&2) Grades 4 - 6: 2:40 – 3:40 pm (Division 3 - Course Code: PESPICKUP3) Just plain fun! Join us for 5 weeks of pick-up co-ed basketball. Different teams will be picked each week from those enrolled. Games will be officiated but no records will be kept. Limit of 20 participants in each division. Price: Member Discount: $43; General: $63

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AQUATICS Aquatics Department:  aquatics@phillyjcc.com

Swim Classes

All group and private lessons will be held at Bryn Mawr College Bern Schwartz Fitness Center*. Locker Rooms are available but all belongings must be carried onto pool deck. Lockers are not available. Doors open from 9 am - 1:30 pm. *Directions: Turn onto Roberts Rd. from Montgomery Ave. Make right at light onto New Gulph Rd. Take 1st right into parking lot across from Lower Merion Baptist Church. Park and walk up sidewalk past gymnasiums to athletics building with "circus tent-like" roof.

Begin March 23  Classes No classes April 13 Fish School

We’ll Be Splashin’ Again Soon The Ceiling Collapsed but we're still aiming for the sky!

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s you all know by now, we have suffered a partial ceiling collapse in our pool area. The structure of the wall and the ceiling has been compromised making the process of repair a lengthy and involved one. While the pool is closed we have made arrangements for many of our lap swimmers to temporarily relocate (for details: phillyjcc.com/ poolupdates) and have recently found a pool to operate our group and private swim lessons (see info to right). We have created Women's Only Group Exercise classes to help compensate for not being able to find many options for our Orthodox women (see fitness schedule online).

Rest assured we are doing everything in our power to bring you a beautiful, new pool.

We want you to come home and splash with us again soon. Watch your e-mail for pool updates and announcements. Once we reopen, we hope to show you a newly renovated aquatics space that you can be proud of. We will be hosting events to allow the community to support the Pool Renovation Fund. You can make a tax deductible gift now by mailing a check to: Kaiserman JCC, ATTN Pool Fund, 45 Haverford Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096 or online at phillyjcc.com/donate

Youngsters, ages 3 - 5 yrs, 11 mo., work in very small groups, at their own level and pace. Developmental groups work on skills ranging from basic water adjustment to swimming skills on front and back. Parents may observe the first and last class of each series. All students will be screened for ability at the first lesson. Lessons are 30 minutes with a 4:1 student/teacher ratio. Children must be toilet trained. No diapers of any kind permitted. Octopus

For youngsters with little to no swim skills and for those in need of adjustment to the water.  Sundays, 11 - 11:30 AM  8 Weeks Member: $112; General: $164  CODE: PEAOCTS

Blowfish

For youngsters who are adjusted to being in and under the water. Emphasis on front & back float and proper kicking.  Sundays, 11:30 AM - 12 noon  8 Weeks Member: $112; General: $164  CODE: PEABLWFS

American Red Cross

Please try to place your child based on the following class descriptions. If you have questions regarding placement, our aquatics staff is happy to help. Level 1 - Introduction to Water Skills

For non-swimmers or youth with limited ability. Helps children become comfortable in the water and teaches basic safety.  Sundays, 9 - 9:45 AM  8 Weeks Member: $100; General: $149  CODE: PEALEV1S

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Level 2 - Fundamental Aquatic Skills

Introduces fundamental skills such as front float, back float, proper kicking, freestyle and bobbing. Must be able to put face in water comfortably.  Sundays, 9:45 - 10:30 AM or 12 - 12:45 PM  8 Weeks Member: $100; General: $149  PEALEV2S1; PEALEV2S2

Level 3 Stroke Development

Emphasis on technique for freestyle, backstroke, and extended swimming range. Must be able to float independently on front and back.  Sundays, 10:30 - 11:15 AM or 12:45 - 1:30 PM  8 Weeks Member: $100; General: $149  PEALEV3S1; PEALEV3S2

Level 4 Stroke Improvement

This level develops technique in all four competitive strokes as well as improving endurance. Must be able to swim one length of the pool.  Sundays, 11:15 AM - 12 noon  8 Weeks Member: $100; General: $149  PEALEV4S

Private/Semi-Private Lessons

Whether your goal is to become a confident swimmer or conquer a fear of the water, our instructors can help. Lessons are catered to the needs of the individual and available to swimmers of all ages.

 Six Lessons  Private: 30 min. Member: $150; General: $200  Semi-Private: 45 min. Member: $125; General: $160 To schedule lessons:  aquatics@phillyjcc.com


GYMNASTICS

Parents Week June 9 - 13

Parents are invited to come watch their children in class! No flash photography please. Parents are invited to watch in the gym the first and last day of class, but are asked to watch through the gym windows on other days to minimize distractions for safety reasons.

Private Coaching

Private gymnastics coaching is available. Please call the Gymnastics office at x 106 for availability. Hourly Member Discount: $52; General: $60 Six (1) Hour Sessions Member Discount: $250; General: $300

KINDERKIDS (Kindergarten) Children learn progressive skills in This program is specially designed to gymnastics. Boys and girls are taught accommodate children in a friendly and basic gymnastics skills that increase non-competitive environment. Our classes balance, strength & flexibility. Your child provide the opportunity for kids to gain can experience the satisfaction that comes fundamental motor skill development from mastering a new skill. while having lots of fun. Our instructors provide a fun, positive, Gymnastics is a very comprehensive sport and encouraging experience so that develops key physical and social skills kids feel special and proud of each new accomplishment while such as balance, flexibility, coordination, learning the basics of gymnastics. spatial orientation, speed, strength, Children can enter our program perseverance, confidence, patience, and when they are three years old and potty-trained. Read the self esteem. Gymnastics also provides a class descriptions to choose the positive outlook toward physical activity appropriate age group. Do not and fosters a healthy lifestyle. hesitate to call Valencia at 610896-7770 x 106 with any questions. TUMBLEWEEDS (Grades 1 – 2) The skill progression in this class is  PLEASE SEE NEXT comparable to Kinderkids, but with PAGE FOR DATES, TIMES & 1st and 2nd grade girls in mind. Your PRICES OF CLASSES BELOW child will experience an increase in coordination, muscle development & TINY TUMBLERS (Age 3 - Pre-K) social skills. This is a specifically designed preschool gymnastics program for boys and girls. ROUND OFF ROCKETS (Grades 3 - 4) Students are introduced to fun-filled, Girls are taught the fundamentals of creative circuits and activities, which help gymnastics and may be introduced to develop motor skills, listening ability, and more advanced skills depending upon coordination. Children will be divided the students’ abilities and proficiency of into groups based on age and ability & must be potty-trained to begin this class. the basics.

AERIALS (Grades 5 & Up)

This class is designed for girls grades 5 and up. Extra class time allows for more intense work in skill development as well as strength and flexibility.

Team Program

Our Team Program is designed to prepare gymnasts for USAG competitions. Gymnasts first learn the necessary skills - dance and acrobatics - on the pre-competitive levels. Building on these skills they then learn the competitive routines they will perform at meets with gymnasts from other teams in the region. Within the framework of positive reinforcement and encouragement, our coaches provide an opportunity for gymnasts to grow in skill level and confidence, creating a positive experience that will add to their physical and social development. Extended hours offer team members time for additional practice on gymnastics skills. Time is also spent on strength conditioning, endurance, and flexibility. Participation on a team is by invitation or scheduled tryout with our Gymnastics Director, Valencia Chang.

GIRLS MINI TEAM, PRE-TEAM & COMPETITIVE TEAM MINI TEAM (LEVEL 1)

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

PRE-TEAM (LEVEL 2)

Mondays & Tuesdays, 4:15 - 6:15 pm

COMPETITIVE TEAM (LEVEL 3, 4, 5) Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

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GYMNASTICS > SESSION: SPRING

NO CLASS: April 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22; May 13, 26; June 4, 5

CLASS

DAY

TIME

LENGTH CLASS CODE

PRICE

TINY TUMBLERS

Mondays

3:00 - 3:45pm

3/24 - 6/9

8 weeks

PEGTINYTUMM

Member Discount: $104; General: $132

Tuesdays

3:00 - 3:45pm

3/25 - 6/10

9 weeks

PEGTINYTUMT

Member Discount: $117; General: $149

Fridays

1:00 - 1:45pm

3/28 - 6/13

11 weeks PEGTINYTUMFA Member Discount: $143; General: $181

Fridays

2:00 - 2:45pm

3/28 - 6/13

11 weeks PEGTINYTUMFB Member Discount: $143; General: $181

Fridays

3:00 - 3:45pm

3/28 - 6/13

11 weeks PEGTINYTUMFC Member Discount: $143; General: $181

Tuesdays

5:00 - 6:00pm

3/25 - 6/10

9 weeks

Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:00pm

3/26 - 6/11

10 weeks PEGKINDKIDSW Member Discount: $150; General: $193

Thursdays

4:00 - 5:00pm

3/27 - 6/12

10 weeks PEGKINDKIDSR Member Discount: $150; General: $193

Tuesdays

4:00 - 5:00pm

3/25 - 6/10

9 weeks

Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:00pm

3/26 - 6/11

10 weeks PEGTWEEDSW Member Discount: $150; General: $193

Thursdays

5:00 - 6:00pm

3/27 - 6/12

10 weeks PEGTWEEDSR

Member Discount: $150; General: $193

Mondays

4:30 - 6:00pm

3/24 - 6/9

8 weeks

Member Discount: $180; General: $231

Thursdays

4:00 - 5:00pm

3/27 - 6/12

10 weeks PEGRORR

Member Discount: $150; General: $193

Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:30pm

3/26 - 6/11

10 weeks PEGAERIALS

Member Discount: $227; General: $289

KINDERKIDS

TUMBLEWEEDS

ROUND OFF ROCKETS

AERIALS

DATES

PEGKINDKIDST Member Discount: $135; General: $174

PEGTWEEDST

PEGRORM

Member Discount: $135; General: $174

REGISTER ONLINE:  www.phillyjcc.com/register

GYMNASTICS CAMP August 18 - August 22, 9:30 am - 4 pm

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Price: Member Discount: $310; General: $420

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Sign up for an exciting week of gymnastics, dance, swimming, games and arts & crafts. Geared to challenge all levels, from beginner to advanced, our experienced instructors look forward to teaching your child the fun and fundamental skills of gymnastics. For children entering 1st grade and older.

What to bring: • Leotard • Water Bottle • Dairy Lunch • Snack will be provided

 Register online: www.phillyjcc.com/register

Register Now SPACE IS LIMITED! Questions? Contact Valencia Chang, Gymnastics Director Phone: 610-896-7770 x 106 E-mail: gymnastics@phillyjcc.com


YOUR KAISERMAN JCC

ABOUT KAISERMAN JCC JCCs (Jewish Community Centers) were designed to help individuals and families get the most out of life. Here at the Kaiserman JCC we follow the same principle. We are more than just a gym - we’re here to help you in almost every aspect of your life. From education to fitness, we are a center dedicated to servicing the community at the highest level.

HOURS

FIND US ONLINE

CONTACT US

 phillyjcc.com

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 facebook.com/kaisermanjcc

 youtube.com/user/phillyjcc  instagram.com/kaisermanjcc

PHONE: 610-896-7770 FAX: 610-896-5808  E-MAIL: kaiserman@phillyjcc.com

ATHLETIC COMPLEX HOURS

ADMINISTRATION Beth Segal .............................................Executive Director, bsegal@phillyjcc.com, x102 Phyllis Actman .................Director of Administration, pactman@phillyjcc.com, x110

 The Pool and whirlpool close 1/2 hour before the building closes.

MEMBER SERVICES/MARKETING/DEVELOPMENT Marti Berk................... Membership/Marketing Director, mberk@phillyjcc.com, x125 Annushka Zohar ..........Asst. Membership Director, memberservices@phillyjcc.com, x111 Geoffrey Lyman ..........................Marketing Assistant, marketing@phillyjcc.com, x190 Lois Shander........................................ Member Services, lshander@phillyjcc.com, x105 Mandy Kateusz......................Member Services, customerservice@phillyjcc.com, x112

Sunday............................ 7:30 am - 8:00 pm Monday-Thursday...... 5:30 am - 10:00 pm Friday............................. 5:30 am - 6:00 pm Saturday......................... 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 See monthly schedules for specific hours of pool, gym, track and group fitness classes.  Saturdays & Sundays: Members only before 10:00 am. No Guests.

MEMBER SERVICES OFFICE HOURS

HEALTH AND RECREATION................................................................................... Lori Hummel....................................Assistant Director, lhummel@phillyjcc.com, x104. Alexandra Demuth............................Aquatics Director, ademuth@phillyjcc.com, x116. Valerie Teich.......................Aquatics Class Coordinator, aquatics@phillyjcc.com, x115. Jamie Kiepert..........................................Fitness Director, jkiepert@phillyjcc.com, x114. Valencia Chang.........................Gymnastics Director, gymnastics@phillyjcc.com, x106

Sunday.......................... 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday-Thursday ....... 8:00 am - 7:30 pm Friday............................. 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday.............................................Closed

CAMP KEF! Marci Rubin................................Camp Director, kaisermancamp@phillyjcc.com, x123 Renee Sasso................................. Camp Program Director, rsasso@phillyjcc.com, x121

 Saturdays: There are no business transactions, including photo ID and guest pass purchases (purchase ahead of time).

ROBERT J. WILF PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN Amy Foster.............................................................Director, afoster@phillyjcc.com, x118. Natalie O’Brien...........................................Asst. Director, nobrien@phillyjcc.com, x119

SUMMER HOURS @ THE J

PROGRAMMING Renee Sasso......................Bed Heads/Kids Time Director, rsasso@phillyjcc.com, x121 Lori Hummel...........................Birthday Party Supervisor, parties@phillyjcc.com, x104

During the 8 weeks of summer camp the following changes are in place from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm: 1. Traffic pattern becomes 2-way with no through traffic around the ring-road. 2. With the exception of one hour of open gym (basketball) time, the basketball courts are CLOSED during camp hours. See gym schedule for daily open gym times.

JCC MACCABI GAMES® Marti Berk..............Team Philadelphia Delegation Head, mberk@phillyjcc.com, x125 Beth Segal...... Team Philadelphia Asst. Delegation Head, bsegal@phillyjcc.com, x102 Byron Fersner................................Administrative Asst., bfersner@phillyjcc.com, x107 ACCOUNTING/HR/PAYROLL Kathy Sherm........................................Account Manager, ksherm@phillyjcc.com, x108 Julie Berg............................................. Accounts Receivable, jberg@phillyjcc.com, x130 Gina Gayle.............................................................. HR Manager, hr@phillyjcc.com, x131 FACILITIES Charles Thompson......................... Facility Manager, cthompson@phillyjcc.com, x122

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HOLIDAYS

SPRING/SUMMER CLOSINGS PASSOVER Monday, April 14, CLOSE @ 2 PM Tuesday, April 15, CLOSED Wednesday, April 16, CLOSED Monday, April 21, OPEN 5:30 am - 10 pm (Member Services Closed) Tuesday, April 22, OPEN 5:30 am - 10 pm (Member Services Closed) MEMORIAL DAY Monday, May 26, 9 am - 5 pm (Member Services Closed) SHAVUOT Wednesday, June 4, OPEN 5:30 am - 10 pm (Member Services Closed) Thursday, June 5, OPEN 5:30 am - 10 pm (Member Services Closed) 4TH OF JULY Friday, July 4, 9 am - 5 pm (No Day Camp, Member Services Closed)

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LABOR DAY Monday, Sept. 1, 9 am - 5 pm (Member Services Closed)

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Jewish Holiday Celebrations SHABBAT: The Jewish day of rest begins at sundown on Friday evening and ends at twilight on Saturday evening. It is a time to enjoy spiritual contemplation, the company of family members, nature and relaxation. It is an opportunity to feel renewed and ready for the coming week. ROSH HASHANAH: The Jewish New Year begins the 10-day period known as the High Holidays, the Days of Awe. We use this time to think about the past year and resolve to improve what needs improvement in the coming year. The blowing of the shofar (ram’s horn) serves as a wake-up call to begin the process. YOM KIPPUR: The Day of Atonement occurs on the 10th (last) day of the High Holidays. It is a day of fasting, prayer, inner contemplation and a collective confession of sins. It is also a day of optimism, full of the promise of forgiveness and improvement of our behavior in the coming year. SUKKOT: Preparations for Sukkot begin right after Yom Kippur with the building of the sukkah, a temporary dwelling. This harvest holiday emphasizes the values of hospitality, the rewards of work and our trust in G-d. It reminds us of the period of time the Jews wandered in the desert after leaving Egypt. SHEMINI ATZERET: The eighth day of Sukkot, a day of solemn assembly, is a holiday on which prayers for rain are recited. A memorial service is also held. SIMCHAT TORAH: Simchat Torah is associated with Sukkot, but is an independent, joyous holiday. On Simchat Torah, the cycle of reading from the Torah ends and begins again. In every synagogue, the Torah scrolls are taken out and carried around in processions.

HANUKKAH: Hanukkah, meaning “dedication” in Hebrew, is the joyous eightday celebration during which the Jews commemorate the victory of the Macabees over the armies of Syria in 165 BCE and the miracle of the Temple’s oil lasting 8 days. Today, the celebration of Hanukah includes eating potato latkes and jelly doughnuts, playing Dreidel, and centers on the lighting of the Hanukiah. PURIM: Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. It commemorates a time when the Jewish people, living in Persia, were saved from the wicked tyrant Haman by Queen Esther and her cousin Mordecai, as told in the Book of Esther (Megillat Esther). Purim merriments include carnivals, costumes, gifts of food and reading the story in the synagogue. PASSOVER: Passover, or Pesach in Hebrew, is an eight-day spring holiday that celebrates the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt. The main tradition of Passover is the Seder, the word Seder means, “order” and this ritual meal is carefully choreographed and held on the first two evenings of the holiday (in Israel, and for most Reform Jews, there’s only one seder, on the first night). The Seder is designed to provide an opportunity for telling the story of how the Jewish People were freed from slavery and given the gift of the Torah. Jewish law prohibits eating anything that is leavened (hametz) during the Passover holiday SHAVUOT: Shavuot, which means the “Festival of Weeks” occurs seven weeks after Passover. It is a three-fold celebration that commemorates the receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, the harvesting of wheat in the land of Israel, and the ripening of the first fruits in Jerusalem. On Shavuot the slaves who left Egypt were made into free people by the receiving of the Ten Commandments.

Spring 2014 Class Schedule HOLIDAY/CLASS CLOSINGS:

Passover/Spring Break: Mon. April 14 - Tues. April 22 (no classes) Memorial Day: Mon. May 26 Shavuot: Wed. June 4; Thurs. June 5 Craft Fair: Mon. April 7 Designer Bag Bingo: Tues. May 13

LAST DAY OF CLASSES:

Gymnastics: Mondays - June 9; Tuesdays - June 10; Wednesdays - June 11; Thursdays, June 12; Fridays - June 13 Youth Sports: Mondays - June 9; Tuesdays - June 10; Wednesdays - June 11; Thursdays - June 12

PLEASE NOTE: The Kaiserman JCC follows the Lower Merion School District Calendar for weather related closings. When LMSD closes due to weather, the JCC after-school classes are also closed.


MEMBER SERVICES

 PHONE: 610-896-7770  E-MAIL: memberservices@phillyjcc.com

Our Members

GUEST POLICY

- Members must be 18 to bring a guest - If member is not 18, accompanying guest must be at least 18 years to enter. - $10/adult; $5/children 11 and under - Members may bring a maximum of 2 guests at any one time. - Guests must be accompanied by a JCC athletic member while using the facility. - On weekends, guests are welcome after 10:00 am. - Members wishing to bring a guest to the facility on a Saturday (Shabbat) must make all arrangements and pay all fees in advance. We do not accept money on Shabbat. - Guests are held to the same standard of conduct as members of the JCC. We will ask guests to leave if their conduct is deemed inappropriate by a member of the supervisory staff. Under these circumstances, the JCC will not refund any paid guest fees. - The JCC reserves the right to change or cancel this Guest Policy at any time.

EXTENDED GUEST POLICY

Extended Guest Passes are available for one week: $40 and one month: $79 or $55/ student. For out-of-town guests* who hold valid JCC memberships in their own cities, the first two weeks at the Kaiserman JCC are free. *Please bring ID/proof of JCC membership

MEMBERSHIP CANCELLATIONS

ALL MEMBERS, REGARDLESS OF MEMBERSHIP TYPE, MUST GIVE 30 DAYS WRITTEN NOTICE TO CANCEL A MEMBERSHIP. Members will be required to pay membership dues for these months while your cancellation is being processed. You are welcome to continue to use the facility until your membership is cancelled. NO REFUNDS GIVEN.

community center that houses programs for everyone including community events, social and educational workshops, athletic and

recreational activities and more all in one convenient location. See Membership Guidelines 

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS

PROOF OF RESIDENCY

REFUNDS: If you cancel your class registration prior to the first class, you will receive a refund in the form of a credit on your account at the JCC. If you cancel after the first class has met, you will receive a prorated credit based on number of classes taken. No refunds will be given after the class has met two or more times. Credits issued for programs and classes must be used within one year of issue date.

MEMBERSHIP ID POLICY

CANCELLATIONS: A program with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled and the entire fee refunded. If a class appears under-enrolled, the JCC will attempt to advise registrants one week in advance.

PAYMENT POLICY

MEMBERSHIP DUES: Annual dues and registration fees are not refundable or transferable except under extraordinary circumstances as determined by the JCC. Membership fees are payable by cash, check, Visa, Mastercard or Discover. Revolving Memberships are payable by credit or debit card only. There is a $30 fee for all returned checks. If a check is returned or if we are unable to process your credit card payments, you will be denied access to the JCC until payment arrangements are made. CLASSES: Upon registering for classes, payment must be made in full to secure a spot. We do not accept post dated checks.

REFERRALS

Current Members who refer someone to the JCC who joins will receive a $25 credit to use toward classes and programs at the JCC. There is no limit on referral credit.

FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid is available for Preschool, Camp, Membership and Maccabi on a limited basis. You may request a financial aid packet at the Member Services office. Scholarships must be renewed annually. Please allow up to two months to process.

You may be asked to provide proof of residency for children on a membership with last names that do not match either adult on membership. School records or custody/ legal documents are acceptable methods. ALL INDIVIDUALS ENTERING THE JCC MUST bring a JCC ID (red or blue key fob) to each and every visit to the JCC. If you lose your fob, replacement fobs are available at Member Services for a $5 fee.

POLICY ON CHILDREN, INCLUDING AFTER-SCHOOL AND HOLIDAYS

No one under the age of 12 is permitted in the Kaiserman JCC without adult supervision. Kids Time is available for those children who need after-school care or transitional care between the end of the school day and the beginning of a JCC class or activity. For security purposes, we request that all children be walked into the building by an adult before classes.

YOU MUST BE THIS AGE TO...

Be in the JCC without an adult.............. 12+ Use the Fitness Center............................ 14+ Use the fitness center during Teen Time..... ................................................................ 11-13 Join in Group Fitness Classes................ 14+ Bring Guests............................................. 18+ Swim without an adult present.............. 10+ Swim without adult IN water................... 8+ Use Steam Room, Sauna, Whirlpool..... 18+ Use the track............................................. 12+

FREEZING MEMBERSHIPS

We will freeze a membership for medical reasons once a doctor’s note is submitted with dates of injury, surgery, etc. We cannot honor requests for membership extensions more than two weeks after medical emergency has occurred. We cannot freeze one person on a membership (account freeze applies to entire family). We cannot freeze Family or Single Parent memberships if a child is enrolled in our preschool.

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DISCOUNT ON PROGRAMS AND MEMBERSHIPS

The Kaiserman JCC offers various discounts on memberships and programs/services. Please check with Member Services to receive a current list of all participating organizations eligible for a discount.

SUSPENSION AND/OR REVOCATION OF MEMBERSHIP

Members and others who use the facilities and privileges of the Kaiserman JCC shall be subject to the rules, regulations and by-laws of the JCC. Membership may be suspended and/or terminated at anytime for nonpayment of membership fees, or for conduct contrary to our purposes or policies. If you are cancelled for non-payment, you must pay all past due fees in order to be reinstated.

FACILITY REGULATIONS

We strongly recommends that individuals consult their physician before engaging in physical activity. We reserve the right to ask for medical clearance if our staff deems it necessary. -Children ages 5 and older are not permitted in opposite sex locker rooms. A family changing room is available. -Food, gum and drinks are not permitted in the gym, pool, locker rooms or fitness room. Bottled Water is permitted.

-Parents are invited to observe classroom programs on the designated “parent visitation” times but are not permitted in classrooms at other times. -Please bring your own towels and locks. Locks may not be left on lockers overnight unless you have purchased a locker. Locks and towels are available for purchase at the Reception desk. The JCC is not responsible for articles lost or stolen. For your own protection, please keep your locker locked.

MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT

All members agree to release the Kaiserman JCC, its officers, directors, employees, agents, contract instructors, any of its program participants, equipment and facility donors and providers, from any and all responsibilities or liability for any injuries, damage or loss that might be sustained while participating in any program or exercise or while on the Kaiserman JCC campus. Members agree to release any photos taken of them to the Kaiserman JCC for promotional purposes.

SNOW CLOSINGS

For closings due to inclement weather, listen to KYW (1060 AM) radio. The Kaiserman code is 2389, preschool is 404 and Bed Heads/Kids Time is 302. For additional information on snow closings, call our main number at 610-896-7770.

SHABBAT POLICY

The Kaiserman JCC is a Jewish communal agency and all activities held on Shabbat are in accordance with the nature of the day. We DO NOT accept money on Shabbat. Please purchase guest passes ahead of time.

KASHRUT POLICY All food products brought into the Kaiserman JCC must be kosher or dairy. This includes food purchased, already prepared or brought from home. If you have any questions, please check with Member Services.

SMOKE-FREE POLICY

The Kaiserman JCC is a smoke-free facility. We ask that you do not smoke on campus grounds.

PARKING

There is ample parking throughout the campus in the front and back lots. Please park in designated, legal spots only. Cars will be ticketed and/or towed if they are parked illegally or unlawfully impede the flow of traffic. Please do not park in Handicapped Only spaces without proper permits.

HANDICAP POLICY

Upon request and whenever practical, the programs and activities offered on the second floor will be made available to the disabled on the ground floor.

MEMBERSHIP RATES Revolving Membership - Offers you flexibility of paying your membership monthly (by credit or debit card). Locks your rate in for the LIFE of your membership. Automatically renews.

Annual Membership - Subject to an annual rate increase. May be divided into a maximum of 6 monthly installments. Requires annual renewal.

CATEGORY

REVOLVING RATE

CATEGORY

Family

$99/month

$1115

$95

Student

$55/month to month

n/a

Couple Single Parent Family

$87/month $80/month

$990 $855

$95 $75

1-Month Extended Pass

$79/month to month

n/a

Snowbird Couple

n/a

$532

n/a

Snowbird Individual

n/a

$312

n/a

Au Pair/Add-On

n/a

$185

n/a

n/a n/a

$140 FREE

n/a n/a

ANNUAL RATE JOIN FEE

Two adults with dependent children through age 24 living in same home.

Single parent and dependent children through age 24. Not eligible if married. KAISERMAN JCC • SPRING/SUMMER ‘14

Individual Adult

30

Ages 18 and older

$66/month

3-Month Individual Adult $210/3-months Ages 18 and older

(ages 18+ with ID) Ages 18 and older

REVOLVING RATE

ANNUAL RATE JOIN FEE

Full senior athletic membership for 8 consecutive months.

$765

$50

n/a

n/a

Full senior athletic membership for 8 consecutive months.

Add an additional member to your membership. Must live in same home.

3-Month Family

$420/3-months

n/a

n/a

Teen

N/A

$460

$50

Tikvah Silver Sneakers

Senior Athletic Individual $38/month

$429

$50

Silver & Fit

n/a

FREE

n/a

Senior Athletic Couple

$62/month

$669

$50

Young Adult

$45/month

n/a

$50

POLICE & FIRE Lower Merion Individual Lower Merion Family Philadelphia Individual Philadelphia Family

n/a n/a n/a n/a

FREE $285 $285 $450

n/a n/a n/a n/a

Not eligible for member rates for camp. Ages 13-17 Ages 65+ Ages 65+

Individual ages 18-26

Insurance Plans w/ eligible Health Insurance Insurance Plans w/ eligible Health Insurance


SECTION 1:

Family Member 1

Member

Non-Member

Male

Female

Name__________________________________________ Birthdate_________ Address_________________________________________________________ City_____________________________State_______________ Zip_________ Phone_ _________________________________________________________ E-mail__________________________________________________________ School____________________________________________Grade_________ Course Name Day Time Course Code Fee: $ 1.______________________________________________________________ 2.______________________________________________________________ 3.______________________________________________________________

Family Member 2

Member

Non-Member

Male

Female

Members register today! Open Registration: March 18 SECTION 1 (cont’d):

WORK PHONE Mom____________________________________ Dad_____________________________________

EMERGENCY CONTACT Name____________________________________ Relationship_ _____________________________ Phone_ __________________________________ Are you registered for Kids Time? (Grades K-5) Do you need Transitional Care?

Yes Yes

No No

Name__________________________________________ Birthdate_________ Address_________________________________________________________ City_____________________________State_______________ Zip_________ Phone_ _________________________________________________________ E-mail__________________________________________________________ School____________________________________________Grade_________ Course Name Day Time Course Code Fee: $ 1.______________________________________________________________ 2.______________________________________________________________ 3.______________________________________________________________

School your child attends_ ___________________

Family Member 3

PAYMENT:

Member

Non-Member

Male

Female

Name__________________________________________ Birthdate_________ Address_________________________________________________________ City_____________________________State_______________ Zip_________ Phone_ _________________________________________________________ E-mail__________________________________________________________ School____________________________________________Grade_________ Course Name Day Time Course Code Fee: $ 1.______________________________________________________________ 2.______________________________________________________________ 3.______________________________________________________________

Family Member 4

Member

Non-Member

Male

MEDICAL CONCERNS ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ SECTION 2: Total Fee $________________________________ Cash

Credit card

CREDIT CARD TYPE: Visa

Mastercard

Discover

Credit Card #: _____________________________ Expiration Date:_ __________________________ Signature:________________________________ Date:_ ___________________________________

EASY WAYS TO REGISTER:

Female

Name__________________________________________ Birthdate_________ Address_________________________________________________________ City_____________________________State_______________ Zip_________ Phone_ _________________________________________________________ E-mail__________________________________________________________ School____________________________________________Grade_________ Course Name Day Time Course Code Fee: $ 1.______________________________________________________________ 2.______________________________________________________________ 3.______________________________________________________________

Check

MAIL THIS FORM WITH PAYMENT: Kaiserman JCC Attn: Registration 45 Haverford Rd. Wynnewood, PA 19096

This form gives the JCC permission to use photos of children/families participating in JCC programs in promotion of the Kaiserman JCC.

- or REGISTER ONLINE! www.phillyjcc.com

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