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Table of Contents

Board Directory



Eric’s letter/Membership


Children and Family

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Staff Directory/Fund Info



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Galleries/Special events


Adult Programs




Infants and Toddlers


Sports and Recreation Health and Wellness



President-Elect David F. Lewis Vice President Carla M. Rosenthal Treasurer Frank E. Gordon Secretary Raymond Jacobs Past President Dina M. Biesman

*Jewish Federation President

First, a warm thank you to all of our members for the great season we just finished and this new one we are just beginning. Your tireless and unyielding dedication to the GJCC is an irreplacable facet of who we are as an organization. It is because of you that we have been able to make all of the changes we have made, to add the progams we now offer and to continue to thrive as one of the most popular cultural, health and wellness, education and childcare, camp and membership facilities in all of Nashville. While we may have been Nashville’s “best kept secret” for many years, we certainly aren’t now. The secret is out! We welcome all of you, both returning, new and prospective members, to another program-filled fall. As the weather changes and we look forward to the holidays, we want to continue to be a part of your everyday, every year, for everyone.


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Lee Becker Barbara Davis Laura Ervin Gilbert Fox III Scott Garfinkel Robert A. Gordon Jeff Jacobs Nancy Jacobs Raymond Jacobs Rachel Kraft Johnson Todd Kornblit Ted Mayden*


Eric Goldstein, Executive Director

2012 Officers and Board of Directors President Howard L. Kirshner

A Letter from the Director....

Ilsa Krivcher Tara Mittleberg Bernard A. Pargh Franklin Pargh Jamie Rosen Scott Rosenberg Beth Rossen Rachel Schneider Roger Shepard Ira Stein Alyssa Trachtman Rhonda Wernick

You Belong Here. The mission of the GJCC is to provide innovative programming and services for all ages and faiths that reflect our Jewish values and engage the greater Nashville Community... and TO HAVE A BLAST DOING IT!

For more information on various membership types, fees and our policies, please contact Kara VL Meyer at 615.356.710 or at Want to participate on our membership committee? Contact Kara!

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Department Head Directory

Eric Goldstein Executive Director Ext. 233

Meryl Kraft Adult Services Director Ext. 223

Jessica Leving BBYO/Teen Director Ext. 259

Blayne Lipman Athletic Director Ext. 256

Jared Book Chief Financial Officer Ext. 222

Allen Cummings Information Technology Director Ext. 275

Claire Bernstein Youth & Camp Director Ext. 225

Troy Carpenter Facilities Director Ext. 282

Carrie Mills Cultural Arts Director Ext. 299

Yvonne Hall Aquatics Director Ext. 263

Kara VL Meyer Membership & Marketing Director Ext. 239

Melissa Worthington ECLC Director Ext. 226

Wayne Goodman Security Director Ext. 236

Special Tribute Endowment Funds a good way to remember, a fine way to honor

For more information, or a complete list of all the GJCC funds, please contact Jared Book at 356-7170 ext. 222 or

Eugene & Madeline Pargh Joe Kraft Memorial Fund supports the participation of GJCC Operating & Endowment Fund children in the Maccabi games supports annual operating cost Building Fund for emergency repairs & equipment purchases Eric Goldstein Discretionary Fund provides funds for community members in crisis General Operating Endowment Fund supports annual operating costs General Scholarship Fund enables families in need to attend the GJCC preschool & after care (Kids Konnection) Gordon Camp Scholarship Fund enables families in need to send children to Camp Davis of the GJCC Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Operating Endowment Fund covers annual operational needs Jack Jones Fund provides funds for staff and lay leadership training opportunities

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Sherron Weinberger Memorial Fund used for needed capital improvements

Doyne Memorial Fund supports senior citizen programming

Sig Held Cultural Arts Fund supports Cultural Arts program activities

Golden Age Fund for the support of Golden Age Club programs

Sow & Grow Fund purchases landscaping for the GJCC campus

Leo Levison Fund supports senior adult activities

Stacy Kraft Memorial Garden Fund provides funds for operational costs of garden maintenance

Meryl Kraft Discretionary Fund supports senior adult activities Norma Tavalin Fund supports programs for the arts Prime Time Fund for the support of Prime Time programs Nourish Your Mind Fund enables continuation of this educational program Komisar Library Fund purchases books for our library Robby Raff Preschool Fund purchase of special preschool equipment Saul Schulman Campership Fund helps to provide camp scholarships

Stern Adult Class Fund supports adult classes & programs The Jane & Richard Eskind & Family Fund brings special lectures & speakers to our community Treasures & Pleasures Preschool Fund to provide special programs for the preschool Werthan Art Fund purchases decorative for the GJCC Elizabeth Hausman Memorial Fund funds teen service projects for the community

art exhibits and special events special events 2nd Annual GJCC Invitational Aside from enjoying a great day of golf and camaraderie at the Old Natchez Golf Club, your support and participation in this event directly benefits the Nashville Jewish community. We invite you and/or your company to be part of this day, as it presents many opportunities for you to highlight your business. $500/foursome; $150/individual September 24th, 2012, 7:30 am registration Magical Mystery Tour Kick Off Party at The Cotton Mill Grab your friends, join us for wine and appetizers, shop, and raise money for the GJCC. Martha and Bob Nemer, owners of the Cotton Mill, will donate a portion of all sales to the GJCC. No charge for this event. Thursday, October 18 from 6:30-8:30pm 2012 Main Event: Magical Mystery Tour Join us for the Magical Mystery Tour and step back in time, man. Jam to the sounds of The Beatles performed by The Wannabeatles, peruse the hippest auction ever, and enjoy a UK feast while you put those go-go boots to work at our stellar 2012 Main Event! Event Co-Chairs: Judy Eskind, Dara Freiberg, Lorna Graff, Melissa Melamed, and Sara Melamed (Assisted by 2011 co-chairs Leslie Kirshner and Rhonda Wernick). We All Live in a Yellow Submarine! Saturday, November 3 at the GJCC; Tickets $99. Hanukkah Fest 2012 Hanukkah is right around the corner! Enjoy Bernie’s famous latkes and so much more at our annual night of lights! Sunday, December 16


Sept 2012 Edie Maney-Janet Levine March Gallery Jerry Park - Sig Held Gallery Artist Reception: Thursday, Sept 13th 7-9pm

Windows of Identity / Special Project of the Jewish Federation Partnership 2gether Program with Israel - JML2 Gallery Artist Reception for Windows of Identity Exhibit: Thursday, Sept. 6th 7-9pm

October 2012 Kristin Llamas - Janet Levine March Gallery Jammie Williams - Sig Held Gallery Jewish Federation Israel Trip Photos - JLM2 Gallery Artist Reception: Wednesday, Oct. 10th 7-9pm

November 2012 Gary Oglander / Eva Marie Pappas - Janet Levine March and JLMG2 Galleries Tamalyn Feinstein - Sig Held Gallery Artist Reception - TBA December 2012 TACA Group Show - All Galleries Artist Reception - Wednesday, Dec. 12th 7-9pm


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Infants and Toddlers

You Can Grow Here.

Early Childhood Learning Center • Year-round care including summer camps for pre-school age children • Infants through Junior Kindergarten • Full and part-time schedules available • Three-star facility- highest rating in Tenneessee • Masters certified teachers for Pre-Kindergarten and Junior Kindergarten classes • Degreed lead teachers in all classes • Ginat Ha’yeladim Jewish Children’s Garden Curriculum • Music Together Preschool program • Swim lessons with certified instructors • Art with Masters certified teacher • Physical Education

junior kindergarten: the gift of time Everday MathTM Guided Reading TM Handwriting Without Tears Swim Lessons Music Together TM ...and much more! All on a 52-acre campus with endless possibilities! Call us today and change your child’s life! 615.356.7170 801 Percy Warner Boulevard Nashville, TN 37205


Fully licensed and accredited, the GJCC Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) is dedicated to preparing each child for a bright future and a solid start to their educational career. The GJCC ECLC embraces families of all backgrounds and cultivates a connection to Jewish values and traditions.

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Sports and Recreation

You Can Play Here.

Rising Stars For children ages 3-5, this program serves as an introduction to the body’s ability in athletics. We will focus on activities such as running, jumping, throwing, kicking, dribbling, stretching and balancing. • Classes start August 20th • 13 weeks • Mondays from 3:15pm – 4:00pm • $165 Coaches Pick For school age children, this is an opportunity to have fun and play multiple sports for 13 weeks. Coaches pick is a new program which allows kids to help our coach decide the sport they would like to learn and play at each Monday session. • Classes start August 20th • Mondays from 4:00pm-5:00pm • $165 After School Sports Enrichment A structured co-ed atmosphere with experienced coaches, so your child can be part of a team experience. Each sport will be offered once a week for 45 minutes. There will be four sports taught each consisting of 8 sessions. Registration includes participation in basketball, soccer, football, and dance. Tennis will be offered on Tuesdays for an additional fee (see Youth Tennis for more information). • August 21st – December 14th • Tuesday through Friday • $165 per sport for 13 weeks Top Flight Cheerleading For children ages 5 and up, this program serves as an introduction to cheerleading technique. • September 2nd – November 11th • Sundays from 1pm- 2pm • 5 and up • $100 (members) $110 (non-members)

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Youth Dance Program For children ages 5 and up, this program serves as an introduction to dance skills in a wide variety of dance styles. Including ballet, jazz, hip hop, and creative movement. • September 2nd – December 2nd • Sunday from 2pm- 3pm • $110 (members) $120 (non-members) Tiny Dancers Program For children ages 3-5, this program serves as an introduction to dance skills in a wide variety of dance styles. • September 2nd – December 2nd • Sunday from 3pm- 4pm • $100 (members) $110 (non-members)

Health and Wellness

You Can Get Fit Here.

THE FITNESS CENTER Outfitted with the industry’s premiere lines of strength & cardio equipment, indoor track, racquetball courts, and Real Ryder spinning equipment, the GJCC fitness center will fulfill all your fitness needs. All members receive a free orientation in the fitness center and on the equipment.

PERSONAL TRAINING All of our trainers are certified by nationally recognized organizations. Many of the trainers have specialty training including balance/stability, sports performance, injury prevention, body building, prenatal fitness, disease management, special needs, and weight loss. • By Appointment; packages available • $65/hour session; $38/half-hour session

This program teaches your child defense, discipline and control over emotions and bad habits. Beginner mixed martial arts includes styles of boxing, Jujitsu, and Muay Thi. • $65 per month members $70 per month Non-Members • ongoing each month FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT BLAYNE@NASHVILLEJCC.ORG OR CALL (615) 356-7170 Ext. 256

Semi-Private Personal Training (2-3 people) Share your love of personal training with friends or family. Improve your fitness level and quality of life with a challenging, goal-oriented program built for 2-3 people. Training with another has shown benefits in motivation, adherence and inspiration. By appointment only. Youth Fitness Orientation Teens age 12-15 are welcome to use the fitness center once they pass the one-hour certification course, taught by a GJCC certified personal trainer. Teens are educated and instructed on the proper use of equipment as well as how to be safe and enjoy their workouts. By appointment only; $35.

Sport Specific Training and Conditioning If you’re looking for an advantage in your sport, here’s a chance to gain an edge. Not only can our trainers improve your performance and conditioning, they can also hone your sport-specific skills. Custom workouts to improve flexibility, balance and movement will help prevent injury as well. Assisted Stretching Flexibility is not only a critical component of physical performance, it’s important to your overall health. Simply stretching may not be as effective as the cutting edge techniques our trainers offer. In a series of 15-minute sessions, our trainers employ a variety of partner assisted stretching and foam rolling techniques to maximize your results. Reduce your arthritic symptoms, improve physical performance, improve posture and range of motion, decrease deterioration of joints, reduce risk of pan, and improve coordination. Call for pricing. Stand Strong These sessions focus on balance, core stability and strengthening to help seniors prevent falls. Call for pricing.


Innerstrength gathers certified personal trainers who offer one-on-one as well as group training. • •

Contact Matt Royka, 673-3476 By Appointment; call for pricing

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Health and Wellness

Group Exercise Classes continued

Below is a list of Group Exercise Classes offered. All are free unless indicated otherwise. Visit for a full schedule of all classes.

ABS, ABS, ABS Focus on core strength, posture, stretching and breathing.

Fusion FIRE is a high intensity personal training program that is designed towards each person’s skill level to condition their strength, endurance, balance and overall well-being. Each member can expect to be held accountable with their daily and weekly nutritional and cardiovascular work done outside of scheduled sessions. Fusion SPARK is a powerful outdoor “boot camp” style work out that has three elements: you, your trainer and plenty of hard work.


A program based in premiere sport performance for the youth and high school athletes and was developed as a platform to help make all athletes better. Combine Training can be modified for all sports and is relevant for ages 8 and up.


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BODY SCULPT A strategic sculpting workout focusing on building muscle endurance with weights, bands, and tubing. CATALYST Mix of cardio and strength training with elements of Crossfit, Kickboxing, Body Pump and core work. HIP HOP No dance experience necessary. Fun-filled, high energy dance class.

BAPTIST SPORTS MEDICINE AT THE GJCC Baptist Hospital’s Sports Medicine department has been committed to healthcare & wellness for years. As part of that commitment, they have partnered with the GJCC to provide on site physical rehabilitation for its members and the community. Appointments are available Tuesday & Thursday. Physical Therapists can work with you anywhere in the building including the pool! A physician’s referall is required and most insurance plans are accepted. Drop-in evaluations are always welcome! To make an appointment, call Danielle at 356.7170 ext. 249.

KICKBOXING Full body interval workout, consisting of bag work, athletic drills, body weight and resistance training. POWER PUNCH Kickboxing for the evening crowd. MAT PILATES Strengthening and toning of muscles through Power Pilates technique. PILOGA Incorporation of Pilates & dynamic yoga poses. PRIME TIME AEROBICS Low impact aerobics loved by all. Chair is used. TNT One hour of explosive energy and intense toning. Reconnect your mind to your muscles! TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING Combination of strength training and cardio that will target all areas of the body. YOGA Builds strength, stamina and balance while improving joint flexibility. VINYASA YOGA Link the breath and the postures to create a fluid experience of mediation in motion.

TOT SPOT BABYSITTING Get in a workout or utilize any other of the amazing J facilities and we’ll watch the kids! We want to assist you in achieving a happier, healthier you while your children have a blast! *Ages 6 wks – 7 yrs.* Mon. – Fri.: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Mon. – Thur.: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Sun.: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

GENTLE SLOW FLOW YOGA Practice basic yoga postures and relaxation techniques. Chair support is available for those who so desire. ZUMBA A fusion of Latin and international music/dance themes. Mixes body sculpting moves and easy to follow dance steps. INDOOR CYCLING Great cardio workout as you pedal through hill climbs, sprints and breakaways to address strength and endurance. REAL RYDER Take turns using your biceps, core and obliques while you’re climbing your way to the top using sprints, breakaways and cadence drills.

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Teens and Tweens

You Can Connect Here.

BBYO (Grades 9-12) BBYO is the leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in meaningful Jewish experiences. Involvement in BBYO is open to any Jewish teen in grades 9-12, regardless of current or previous communal and congregational affiliations.

BBYO Connect (Grades 6-8) Is your middle schooler looking for a way to make lasting Jewish friendships outside of their school or congregation? BBYO Connect is a transitional program for middle school students who want to enjoy social, recreational, athletic, cultural, and Judaic activities with new friends. There is no membership fee to participate in BBYO Connect events. To join the e-mail list and stay updated on the full schedule of events, call 354-1659 for more information.

BBYO In Nashville There are two BBYO chapters in Nashville: Athens of the South AZA and Music City BBG. Nashville is part of the Cotton States Region, which also includes Memphis, Knoxville, Birmingham and New Orleans. A full schedule of local events is available only to registered members. To join BBYO, visit or call 354-1659.

August Intake August 17-19, 2012 GJCC Nashville, TN

New Member Weekend October 26-28, 2012 Alpine, AL Regional Convention December 21-24, 2012 Memphis, TN


Regional Execs March 1-3, 2013 Nashville, TN

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You Can Bond Here.

KIDS KONNECTION K-5th Grades More than just an after-school program, this exciting enrichment program offers a delicious and nutritious snack, homework help, caring staff, and thrilling activities every day of the week! Please visit our website for enrollment information.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES All ages Have your next party at the J and actually enjoy it! JCC staff will take care of decorations, food, staffing the party and running games for your child. Your child can pick from a huge assortment of themes and activities! *Packages start at just $225 PIANO LESSONS All ages Whether you’re Bach or more of a “Chopsticks” kind of person, Pam O’Daniel, our longtime piano teacher, can help you out! Lessons are taught here on the wonderful JCC grand piano. $120/Month Members $130/Month Non-Members $30/lesson Members $35/lesson Non-Members

Save the Date:

Regional Kallah August 31-September 2, 2012 White Bluff, TN

Children and Family

Save the Date: Back to School Pool Party Sunday, August 12, 1-3pm, GJCC Weekend of Service Project Sunday, Sept. 9, 1-3pm, GJCC Roller Skating Sunday, October 21, 1-3pm, Brentwood Skate Center IDF Project Sunday, November 11, 1-3pm, GJCC

SCHOOL’S OUT DAYS K - 6th Break from school? Drop your children off at the J for a day of fun and excitement! K-11 year old children can enjoy a day of games, sports, swimming and more with our great Camp and Youth staff! Hours are 8:00am – 3:00pm with extended hours available until 6:00pm. October: 5, 10, 11, & 12: Metro Fall Break Camp November 6: Metro Teacher In-service December 21, 24, 26, 27, 28, 31 & January 2, 3, 4: Winter Break Camp Regular day: M $28/day NM $38/day If registration received at least 3 days prior M $32/day NM $42/day For drop-in registration *Lunch will be available for purchase for $5 (advance registration required) Extended hours until 6:00pm M $10/day NM $12/day (free to Kids Konnection participants)

Music Together Bring your newborn, infant, toddler or preschooler to one of our fun filled classes. Explore musical play and child friendly instruments, songbooks, and CD’s that you use at home. Find out how nurturing our research-based music and movement program can be. Kym Johnson/Director- (615) 730-6971

Contact Claire Bernstein for registration information,

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Children and Family LEGO© - Builders & Braniacs K – 4th Grades


Using the world famous LEGO® system, build a machine as you get your hands working and your mind “gears” turning! Construct original creations as you invent your own structures, machines, mechanisms, sculptures, or perhaps even your own strategy game! Students advance to new projects and challenges filled with fresh, exciting opportunities after they complete each project, and each session ends with an exhibition of their LEGO® masterpieces.

Aquatics You Can Swim Here. Indoor Pool hours September 4th - December 31st Saturday & Sunday 8:00am – 4:45pm Monday – Thursday 5:30am – 7:45pm Friday 5:30am – 4:45pm *The indoor pool is closed Mon. - Fri. 4pm-5:30pm Oct. 15th - Dec. 31st for Swim Team practices

Thursdays, 4:45-5:45pm August 23-Oct 4 & Oct 18-Nov 1 (all one session) M $200 NM $225 RockSTAR 2nd– 8th Grades Professional musicians help students develop their skills on guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals, transforming them into RockSTARS who can play classic tunes - as well as write their own. RockSTAR harnesses the social, cognitive and creative benefits of music education in an engaging format that is accessible to everyone because *NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED. This class will culminate with a live performance where you’ll get to rock out before an audience of screaming, cheering fans at the Hanukkah Festival on December 16th. Sign up Now!! Mondays, 4:45-5:45pm Aug 20-27, Sept 10 & 24, Oct 15-Dec 10, Jan 7 & 14 (all one session) Performance on December 16th M $325 NM $350 GLEE 2nd-6th Grades Get your own GLEE experience! We will spend our afternoons learning to dance and sing like our favorite GLEE stars and get ready to take center stage in a performance for family and friends at the Hanukkah Festival on December 16th! Tuesdays, 4:45-5:45pm Aug 21-Sept 11, Oct 16-Dec 11 (all one session) Performance on December 16th M: $200 NM: $225

Bizarre Science K-4th Grades We will have hair raising crazy fun in this wild and wacky science class! From explosive experiments to amazing discoveries this class will be fun for all!

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Wednesdays, 3:45-4:45pm Aug 22-Sept 19, Oct 3, Oct 17-Nov 7 (all one session) M: $80 NM: $100


For the safety & general respect of all our guests we ask that you abide by the pool rules & obey lifeguards while enjoying the GJCC pools. The complete list of rules can be found at

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY It is the policy of the GJCC Aquatics department to close all pools and hot tubs & clear those areas during lightning and/or thunder. We will remain closed for a minimum of 30 minutes after each lightning or thunder occurrence.

SWIM PARTIES (All Ages) We offer all inclusive pool parties for any occasion! You receive pool time including fun water games & your choice of food packages. Parties must be reserved in advance with the Aquatics Director & requires a 50% nonrefundable deposit. Complete party packages can be viewed online. LAP SWIM During high volume/demand times, swimmers are required to share lanes when necessary. We recommend lap swimmers call 615.356.7170 x 248 to get info on lane availability

(ages 5-18) Join the team! Regardless of your swimmers’ experience or ability, we have a spot for them. “Blue Group” is for our younger, less experienced swimmers working towards perfecting their basic strokes and breathing technique. The Blue Group practices Monday – Thursday 4:00pm – 4:45pm. Cost per session is $160 for Blue Group swimmers. The “Orange Group” is for our more experienced swimmers looking to improve strokes, times and stay in great physical shape. The Orange Group practices Mon-Wed-Fri from 4:15pm – 5:30pm and Tues-Thurs from 4:45pm – 6:00pm. Dry-land practices, as well as water practices are included every week. Cost for Orange Group is $200 per session.

YRST TigerSharks Year Round Swim Team includes all sessions, clinics and swim team events. Cost for YRST is $65 per month for members and $80 per month for non JCC members. A monthly commitment required that is not refundable regardless if your swimmer participates regularly or not.

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CONTINUED RED CROSS TRAINING The GJCC Aquatics Dept. offers Red Cross Lifeguard, Water Safety, CPR, First Aid, AED & Babysitting courses – Courses available monthly; schedule posted online.

AQUATICS DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Join us in another great opportunity to help the Aquatics Dept. improve; pick up your prescription drug discount card at the J and use it whenever you fill a prescription. The Aquatics Dept. receives 75 cents every time the card is used & you receive great discounts.

gjcc swim classes Aqua Tighten & Tone: an entire body workout! Mon. thru Fri. 7:00 – 8:00am Aqua Pump: An hour of choreographed exercises. Tues. and Thurs. 8:00 – 9:00am Aqua Blast: you will have a blast in the high energy class. Mon. and Fri. 8:30-9:30am Aqua Fit: Great for back and lower legs. Mon. and Wed. 6:30 – 7:30pm Senior/Arthritis Workout: Good for those with limited land mobility. Tues. and Thurs. 10:00 – 11:00am H2O Variety: A new workout every week! Sun. 10:30 – 11:30am Aqua Zumba: This upbeat workout is now in the water. Wed. 8:45 – 9:30am

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*Our indoor pool is wheelchair accessible. All classes are free to members unless otherwise posted. A monthly unlimited water aerobics class pass is available to non-members for $50/month with a two month limit.

GJCC SWIM ACADEMY Toddlers, ages 2-3:

Blue Sharks- Children are taught necessary lifesaving water safety skills. The Swim-FloatSwim method is introduced at this level. These lessons are available in 15 minute, 20 minute or 30 minute blocks Children & Youth, ages 4 and up: These lessons offer many children their first experience in the water without parental assistance. Participants are taught water safety and basic strokes through advanced swimming skills. Clown Fish 1- This level is an introductory swim class designed to help children gain basic swimming skills by introducing proper alternate arm & leg movements on their front and back. Clown Fish 2- Children learn to glide with their faces in the water, and begin swimming without assistance for five yards on their front and back. After completion of this level children are water safe as they have learned to float on their front and back and are able to do a full turn-around swim. Sea Turtle 1- This level is designed to perfect the swim-float-swim method, as well as build upon swimming distance. Children in this level learn proper swimming technique for frontstroke and backstroke for a distance of 15 yards. Sea Turtle 2- This level focuses on perfecting swim technique and building swimming distance. Children are also introduced to side-breathing, deep water bobbing, treading water, and diving. Seals- This level focuses on stroke refinement, alternate side-breathing, and introduction to butterfly. Children in this level work on building swimming distance for all four strokes and should be swim team ready.

Adults, ages 16 & Over – The GJCC Swim Academy offers basic swim instruction to adults who would like to learn proper strokes and breathing. Masters Swimming is available for adults who are more advanced and have the basic knowledge of the four strokes. Swim Lesson Rates: Private Lessons 4 Lessons: Member $132 / Non-member $172 8 Lessons: Member $240 / Non-member $320 12 Lessons: Member $324 / Non-member $444 Semi-Private Lessons 4 Lessons: Member $112 / Non-member $152 8 Lessons: Member $200 / Non-member $280 12 Lessons: Member $264 / Non-member $384 Group Lessons 8 Lessons: Member $160 / Non-member $200

Group Swim Schedule Tuesday & Thursday 8/21 - 9/13 10/16 - 11/8 11/13 - 12/6

3:30pm Clown Fish 1 4:00pm Clown Fish 2 4:30pm Sea Turtle 1

Monday & Wednesday 8/13 - 9/10 10/15 - 11/12 11/19 - 12/12

5:30pm Clown Fish 1 6:00pm Sea Turtle 1 6:30pm Sea Turtle 2

Wednesday & Friday 8/15 - 9/7 9/12 - 10/10 10/17 - 11/9 11/14 - 12/7 Sunday 10/14 - 12/2

3:30pm Sea Turtle 1 4:00pm Clown Fish 2 4:30pm Seals

1:00pm Baby Shark 1:30pm Clown Fish 1 2:00pm Clown Fish 2

*No class on 9/3, 9/26, and 10/31

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Adult Programs

You Can Expand Your Horizons Here.

Programs and Classes for Adults of All Ages; Advance reservations required Contact Carrie Mills or Meryl Kraft or call 356-7170. Classes are sponsored by the Gordon Jewish Community Center (GJCC) and underwritten by the Sol Stern & Rose Stern Adult Fund, the Leah Rose Werthan Designated Fund of the Jewish Foundation, the Meryl Kraft Discretionary Fund and the GJCC.

The GJCC Theater is back! Sholom Aleichem, A One Man Play With Murray Horwitz Co-Sponsored by National Public Radio and the Gordon Jewish Community Center Join us at the GJCC for this special performance with Murray Horwitz, an awardwinning actor, writer and panelist on the public radio quiz show, Says You! In this one-man show, Horwitz recreates the heartwarming humor of famed Yiddish writer and storyteller Sholom Aleichem, whose stories of Tevye the Milkman provided the basis for Fiddler on the Roof. Often referred to as “the Jewish Mark Twain,” Aleichem’s witty, wise work comes alive in the capable hands of Horwitz, who portrays the author with wit, wisdom and amazing authenticity.

Sunday, September 9 7:30pm $15pp or $50pp includes a reception with Murray Horwitz following the performance. Tickets are available at the GJCC or online at - Says You!

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Adult Programs Knitting Class If you are interested in a knitting class, please contact Tuesday or Thursday Oil Painting Class 10am-12pm (1 month sessions) $75 mo. + supplies / $100 non-members Instructor: Rhonda Wernick, professional artist and extraordinary teacher.

CONTINUED Improvisation/Theatre Game Class Improve your communication and people skills....Gain confidence as you explore the human experience through improvisational games, theater games, monologues, and scene work. Instructor: Brian Schlanger, native Nashvillian, and Professional New York Actor Tuesdays, Sept. 4 & 11 and Oct. 16, 23, & 30 (register for any number of classes) 7:30-8:30pm at the GJCC $15 per class Interested in leaning to play Mah Jongg? Let us know and we’ll offer a class. Taught by Mah Jongg pro, Lee Becker.

Back by popular demand! Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra Enjoy an evening of extraordinary music followed by a dessert reception. Tuesday, October 16 7:30pm (come early...we expect a crowd) Reservations are due by October 11 No charge Nashville Community Concert Band Monday, November 19 Don’t miss this spectacular evening of music! Enjoy a very special performance by the 50 piece Nashville Community Concert Band. $3pp includes a special dessert reception 6:30-9pm Reservations due November 15 Between the ages of 21-40? Coming in January... Cruise for Murder on the “Mystery of the Seas” at the GJCC. Murder Mystery Dinner Party.

Ballroom Dancing With or without a partner - For any level! Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 & Nov. 7, 14 $75pp members/$100 non-members Lisa Burghardt, professional ballroom dancer and instructor. Be an Entrepreneur-Start Your Own Business with Ms. Biz Turn any hobby, skills or interest into a money-making business! Topics include business formation, trademarking, market research, monetizingyouridea,findingcustomers;creatinga logo and a website, and social media marketing. Ms.Biz (Alison Rinner) worked in marketing for Coca-Cola and MARS/Pedigree, is an award-winning teacher, and an entrepreneur herself. 6:30 - 9:00pm Wednesdays, Sept. 12, 19, Oct 3, 10, 17 Cost: $250 members, $275 non-members

Write Your Stories Mondays, Dates TBA 12-1:30pm / GJCC No charge for members ($6 non-members) Write your own stories with instruction from Elaine Parker. You’ll have a weekly topic and can write your own version. Join us for one, two or as many classes as you would like. Minimum 5 / Maximum 10 Watch for Adult Classes 2013 A series of approximately 60 classes January - May, 2013 Catalogs will be in your homes January 1!

2012-2013 TPAC Broadway Series Tickets Only 2 Seats Remain! Sun. 1:00 Matinees -Anything Goes (Oct. 28, 2012) -White Christmas (Nov. 18, 2012) -Catch Me If You Can (Jan. 27, 2012) -Traces (Feb. 24, 2013) -Flashdance (March 24, 2013) -The Lion King (May 12 or 19, 2013) $380 or $415 with transportation (over 65? Transportation is available!) contact

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Adult Programs Adult Events for the 65+ Crowd Dinner Party at the Windsor Towers Pool Wednesday, August 15 5:00-8:00pm Enjoy an evening with friends around the beautiful pool at Windsor Towers. In case of rain, we will meet in the party room. $12 dinner from Noshville Reservations due by Aug. 9


Monday, September 10 9:30am(C) Leave for Chattanooga by bus 1:30pm(E) Lunch at River Street Deli





(historic riverfront area) Visit Hunter Museum OR galleries and riverwalk Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel Free time or Model Railroad Museum Southern Belle Riverboat Dinner Cruise

Tuesday, September 11 6-9:30am(E) Breakfast 10:00am(E) TN Valley Railroad train ride 12-1:45pm(E) Lunch & music at Chattanooga



Jewish Cultural Center Wine tasting at Monteagle Winery Return to GJCC

COST $165 pp / double room or $210 pp / single room fee includes: -escorted trip -hotel -transportation -all meals -all admissions (except optional) This Prime Time sponsored trip is open to all ages. Space is very limited, reserve today! or 356-7170

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CONTINUED Cruise for Murder on the “Mystery of the Seas” at the GJCC Thursday, December 20 Murder Mystery Party for the over 65 crowd Check your baggage and set sail for a night of secrets, scandals and seafaring scoundrels. Trapped at sea, no one is safe and everyone is a suspect! 5-8:30pm $15pp includes dinner, drinks and a mystery. You MUST RSVP by December 6 to be assigned a part and be included.

Prime Time Every Month Prime Time Meeting 2nd Monday of each month (usually) 10-11:30 (or 12:30 if lunch is served) Chairs: Joel Mazor and Mark Levitch No charge August 13 - Lunch (no charge) and Meeting at the Blakeford in Green Hills October 15, November 12, Dec. 10 - Meeting, Hanukkah Party and Lunch Casino Trip 3rd Monday of each month (usually) All day. Organizer: Judith Weiss 673-9525 or Book Club 4th Friday of each month. 1:00-2:00pm Chair: Victoria Crumpton-Cohen 2012-2013 reading list available September 28, October26, November 30 and December 28

Prime Time Every Week Wednesday Bridge Class Drop in for intermediate levels 10:00am - 12:00pm. No charge. Instructor: Janet Bender Men’s Poker Wednesdays 1-4:30pm . No charge First timers, please call to be sure there is a game before heading out!




Thank Goodness It’s Thursday 2012

Gordon Jewish Community Center Program for the 65+ Crowd. 11:30-lunch, blood pressure check & exercise 12:45-1:45pm program at the GJCC unless otherwise noted. $3 lunch GJCC members ($15 non-members) Underwritten by the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee

AUGUST Thursday, August 16 *Meet at Chabad Synagogue and tour with Rabbi Tiechtel Meet at the Chabad on Old Hickory Blvd. for a special talk and tour with Rabbi Itzak Tiechtel. Lunch: box lunches - 1/2 veggie & 1/2 tuna sandwiches Thursday, August 23 *The Metro Council with Councilwoman, Sheri Weiner Get the inside scoop from Metro Councilwoman, Sheri Weiner from Bellevue. Find out what’s going on in Nashville. Lunch: Kosher Hot Dogs (or peanut butter and jelly) Thursday, August 30 *Wine Tasting Have a few sips and learn a lot! Enjoy a kosher wine tasting with a pro. Lunch: cheese boards and tapas SEPTEMBER Thursday, September 6 *Mayor Karl Dean’s Healthy Nashville Healthy Nashville is an initiative of the Mayor’s Office to continually improve the health and quality of life of all Nashvillians. Join Avery Poor, Health Initiatives, Metro Nashville. Lunch: baked chicken

Thursday, September 13 *New Year’s Celebration” with Music by Russ Davis Russ Davis will wow you as he performs music by some of your favorite musicians. Sing along, enjoy and even learn a little about some of your favorites! Lunch: stuffed Cabbage Thursday, September 20 *NO TGIT Thursday, September 27 *The Frist at the GJCC with Docent, Teri Cohen “Tour” the Frist (at the GJCC) with Teri Cohen as she shows slides and discusses the magnificent Gees Bend Quilts exhibit showing at the Frist Museum. Lunch: salad plate with tuna, egg, and potato salad OCTOBER Thursday, October 4 *Music by Carol Shaw and Lisa Webb Celebrate Sukkot at the GJCC with a musical performance you’re gonna’ love! Carol and Lisa will wow you with their very special show. Lunch: Chicken and matzo ball soup Thursday, October 11 (2 events in one week!) 11:30am *Titan’s Tailgate and Cook Out Enjoy a special look at our football team, the Tennessee Titans, who play the Pittsburgh Steelers at LP Field tonight at 7:20pm. Experience a real tailgate at the GJCC. Lunch:Hamburgers 1:00 pm *Author, Daniel Friedman Author of “Don’t Ever Get Old “ from New York. In Nashville for the Southern Festival of Books. Thursday, October 18 *Music with Dennis Scott Grammy award winner and entertainer, Dennis Scott will perform songs that you will love. Lunch: Stir fried chicken over rice


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Thursday, October 25 *First Aid and Your Safety with Yvonne Hall Join Aquatics Director and First Aid Instructor, Yvonne Hall for this important and informative session. Lunch: Israeli cuisine NOVEMBER Thursday, November 1 *NO TGIT...Main Event Week Experience Beatle Mania with the WannaBeatles at the GJCC Main Event on Saturday, Nov.3rd.

Come celebrate with us!!! The 2012 NJFF opens with the film “Hava Nagila” (send us clips of your family’s Hava Nagila moments!) and continues with a week of entertaining, educational, and thought-provoking Jewish-themed films

Thursday, November 8 *Nashville Film Festival Movie Tony Curtis Bio(possibly) Enjoy a special movie screening at the GJCC. Lunch: box lunches / turkey sandwiches Thursday, November 15 *Genealogy Do you know who your ancestors were? Enjoy a day exploring your roots. Lunch: grilled cheese and soup Thursday, November 22 *NO TGIT...Thanksgiving Thursday, November 29 *Comedy and Music with Steve Goodie Songwriter and musician, Steve Goodie, runs the Sunday night songwriter series at the Bluebird Cafe. Get ready for some great parody! Lunch: spaghetti and meat sauce DECEMBER Thursday, December 6 *Latke Cook Off Try some new recipes, enjoy some great fun, and eat up! “Bubbie Flay,” “Rachel Oy Vey,” and “Emeril Shlimazel”will wow you with their delicious latkes. Lunch: Latkes & Brisket

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at the historic Belcourt Theatre.

The Nashville Jewish Film Festival (NJFF) is a program of the GJCC. DECEMBER CONTINUED Thursday, December 13 *Chanukah Party featuring the music of Cantor Bernard Gutcheon Cantor Bernard Gurcheon will wow you with his Chanukah music and stories. You might even feel like singing along! Lunch: blintzes

Main Event Pre-Party at ...

Thursday, December 20 *NO TGIT Thursday, December 27 *NO TGIT

* Programs for the 65+ crowd ...but all ages are invited! Enjoy the program only (no charge) or a $3 lunch with advance reservations.

Join us for wine and appetizers, shop and raise money! Martha & Bob Nemer, owners of the Cotton Mill, will donate a portion of all sales to the GJCC!

Thursday, Oct. 18 6:30-8:30

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Magical Mystery Tour Jam to the sounds of The Beatles performed by The Wannabeatles, peruse the coolest auction ever, and enjoy a UK feast at our groovy GJCC Fundraiser, the 2012 Main Event!

Saturday, November 3 at The G GJCC JCC $99pp Ticket Underwriting iting and auction donation opportunities available. Please contact ntact Meryl Kraft at or (615) 356-7170 for more information.

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GJCC Fall Program Guide  

Fall programming for the Gordon Jewish Community Center of Nashville

GJCC Fall Program Guide  

Fall programming for the Gordon Jewish Community Center of Nashville