JCC of Greater Buffalo SPRING PROGRAM GUIDE APRIL - JUNE 2018
Benderson Family Building
2640 North Forest Road, Suite 100 Amherst, NY 14068 Tel: 688-4033 Fax: 688-3572
Holland Family Building 787 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14209 Tel: 886-3145 Fax: 961-0864
Early Childhood Kids Place Childrens' Recreation Aquatics Personal Training Group Fitness classes New Horizons Jewish Repertory Theater Building a Stronger JCC
Betsy Abramson Early Childhood Director 204-2082 / firstname.lastname@example.org Shea Akers Children’s/Camping Program Director 688-4114 x303 / email@example.com Stacey Block Accounts Receivable/Customer Service 204-2077 / firstname.lastname@example.org Nate Cox Aquatics Manager/American Red Cross 204-2085 / email@example.com Michael Garcia Camp Centerland Director 204-2078 / firstname.lastname@example.org Debbie Gross Early Childhood Assistant 204-2083 / email@example.com Jordana Halpern Development Director & JRT 204-2255 / firstname.lastname@example.org Julie Kingsley Aquatics Director 204-2080 / email@example.com Sharon Kostiner Membership Director 204-2081 / firstname.lastname@example.org
James Morgan Sr. Director Facilities Operations 204-2075 / email@example.com Jason Palevsky Outdoor Center Coordinator 688-4114 x313 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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Rob Bari Assistant Membership Director Jonathan Palma Asst. Aquatics Director/Learn to Swim/Storm 886-3172 x410 / email@example.com 688-4114 x370 / firstname.lastname@example.org Christine Dusher Director of Children's Services Sam Seiler 886-3172 x420 / email@example.com Fitness Center Manager 204-2254 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Edelman Early Childhood Assistant 886-3172 x417 / email@example.com
Doris Shearn Children’s/Camping Assistant 204-2079 / firstname.lastname@example.org Patty Simonson Associate Executive Director 204-2073 / email@example.com Charmaine Twarozek Health, Fitness & Recreation Assistant 204-2256 / firstname.lastname@example.org Ann Vorburger Director of Health Fitness & Recreation 204-2070 / email@example.com Karla Wiseman Adult Services Supervisor 204-2257 / firstname.lastname@example.org Katie Wzontek Cultural Arts Director 204-2084 / email@example.com
Pam Marin Richard Zakalik Sr. Director Human Resources/Administration Executive Director 204-2074 / firstname.lastname@example.org 204-2071 / email@example.com
Mike Innarella Fitness Center Manager 886-3172 x404 / firstname.lastname@example.org Bob Lajeunesse General Manager, Health Fitness & Recreation 886-3172 x402 / email@example.com Tim Lane Aquatics Manager 886-3172 x411 / firstname.lastname@example.org Eric Poniatowski Aquatics Director 886-3172 x411 / email@example.com Barbara Stone Reden Early Childhood Services Director 886-3172 x408 / firstname.lastname@example.org Kathy Goodwin Adult Services Coordinator 886-3172 x470 / email@example.com
Phil Zuccaro Chief Financial Officer 204-2072 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Directors Susan Freed-Oestreicher, President Ronald Benderson, Vice President Richard Steinberg, Vice President Dale Kadish, Vice President Joseph Lipsitz, Treasurer Irwin Gelman, Secretary Christina Akers-DiCenzo Jordan Balsom Brett Benderson David Bunis Mark Criden Janet Desmon Eric Feldstein Jennifer Field Leslie Greenbaum Alon Kupferman Rion Kweller Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein Amy Marks-Shaevel Amy Shuman
Blood Drive Monday, April 30 9 : 00am -1: 00pm When you give blood, you will receive:
• A JCC one week guest pass
PLUS: Your name will be entered into a drawing for: • 3 ½ hour personal training sessions • 1 hour massage
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As we see the hopeful signs of spring, we can look forward to using new spaces at the Holland Family Building. Natural daylight will soon be illuminating our building through new windows on the lower level. State-of-the-art HVAC systems will offer Zakalik_015 5 custom temperatures for every room, based on program activities. As we complete Phase 2 of the renovation project we will begin to use our new spaces for Yoga, Cycling, Group Fitness, community gatherings and meetings. Infants and toddlers, as well as after-school participants will occupy new space that is bright and beautiful. Adult members will enjoy the new, expanded multi-purpose community room on the lower level. As the final phases of this project will kick in, we will begin to see all the finishing touches on the lobby, exterior, and elevator making us a onceagain, a beautiful center of communities. While renovating isn’t always the most pleasant of experiences, we are already
Did you know? Researchers from the University of Buffalo have discovered a link between giving and unselfishness and having a lower risk of early death. Published in the American Journal of Public Health, the findings show that helping is linked with a decreased mortality risk. In a 2006 National Institutes of Health study, researchers found that when people give to charities, it activates regions of the brain associated with pleasure, social connection, and trust, creating a “warm glow” effect. At the JCC, our goal is to help our members and the community live longer, healthier, happier lives, and we continue to offer you programs to achieve that goal. Witness the
seeing that the results have been worth the wait. Thank you to members and staff for your patience – it’s very much appreciated. While more than 60% of our fundraising goal has been achieved, we still need to raise additional funds to match a $1.7 million challenge grant. If you value your JCC experience and feel a part of this great center of communities, please consider a gift to upcoming All for One campaign. You’ll be helping the JCC, as an active participant in the rebuilding of the City of Buffalo for yourself and future generations who will continue to benefit from our new facilities and programs. Please contact me at 2042071 or Jordana Halpern, the JCC’s new Director of Development at 204-2255 for details about donor opportunities.
on the Irving M. Shuman Campgrounds will see enhancements including refurbished trails, additional sports equipment and amenities for out-of-season rentals. Inside we have installed beautiful new carpeting in the Early Childhood Education Center and our Kids’ Place after-school programs have moved to remodeled rooms to accommodate expansions. Many of these projects have been generously funded through our “All-for-One Campaign”. Your participation in this annual fundraiser assures that our facilities are the best they can be, for the benefit of all of our members. Thank you to those who have shared the responsibility for maintaining our “center of communities”. We hope we can count on your support as it truly makes a difference.
We are also working to provide you with excellence in facilities and programming at the Benderson Family Building. Look forward to an exciting new climbing ship designed for young children at the Grossman Family Outdoor Pool. Camp Centerland,
number of members in their 90s who stay healthy with daily exercise and personal training in our state of the art fitness centers. Notice the toddlers, children and youth who are learning important social, athletic and academic skills that will put them ahead in life, while having fun in a loving early childhood program or summer day camp. Observe people of all ages and cultures who broaden their understanding of the world and those around them by attending theatre, film, author, current events, music and art programs at the JCC all year round.
We make it our business to listen to you so that we evolve and grow with the times.
At our JCC, we have a mission to offer programs that are worthwhile, educational, healthful, and enriching to your lives. We are constantly looking for better ways to add value to your belonging as a member or community participant.
Sincerely, Susan Freed Oestriecher, JCC President Richard Zakalik, Executive Director Jordana Halpern, Development Director
Have a green thumb? We need you!
Very soon, you’ll be receiving a letter from our ALL-FOR-ONE annual fundraising campaign, asking you to help us continue to provide programs and facilities where people of all ages, races and cultures happily join and thrive. Your generous contributions will help our children, youth, adults and seniors as well as future generations succeed. Please join us in making our JCC better for yourself and others. You’ll feel better for it too!
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We are looking for individuals who would like to volunteer in the community garden with planting, weeding, watering and cleaning from May until October. Interested individuals can contact Patty Simonson at email@example.com.
We are looking for veterans to participate in a project building birdhouses for Camp Centerland. Materials supplied and projects made available through Help Heal Veterans Organization. Interested veterans please contact Sam Seiler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Our beautiful campgrounds
Camp Centerland’s philosophy is rooted in the belief that teaching and demonstrating the Jewish values of chesed (kindness), kehillah (community) and tikkun olam (healing the world) is as important as splashing in the swimming pool, enjoying a Popsicle on Wednesday, or singing favorite camp songs. Limmud is the Hebrew word for learning, which is at the heart of everything we do. Limmud (learning) is the foundation of our diverse camp community and it enables everyone to gain a deeper sense of identity and belonging.
The Irving M. Shuman Campground’s 19+ acres in Amherst include a baseball diamond, 2 soccer fields, basketball/hockey court, gaga pit, archery range, climbing tower with double zip line and high ropes course, hiking and nature trails, large covered shelters with restrooms, access to a biking trail and a covered dining space. The pool complex includes a heated indoor and outdoor pool, wading pool, gaga pit, and camp changing facilities.
Week One: Specialty Camps Week Two: Ticket to Blast Off! Week Three: Ticket to the Amazing Race Week Four: Ticket to Israel Week Five: Ticket to the Maccabi Games Week Six: Ticket to the Great Outdoors Week Seven: Ticket to the Big Show Week Eight: Ticket to Imagination Land Week Nine: Specialty Camps 5 Day Camp Mon - Fri
Pick Your Weeks Coming for:
3 Day Camp Mon, Wed, Fri JCC Member
Soccer Shots!: K-2 (weeks 1 & 9) Engineering for Kids: Grades: K-2 (week 1) Charlotte’s Web: Grades: K-2 (week 9) Chess Wizards: K-5 (week 9) S’More Swimming: K-9 (weeks 1 & 9) Lego Challenge: Grades: 1-6 (weeks 1 & 9) Treasure Ventures: Grades: 2-4 (week 1) Engineering for Kids: Grades: 3-6 (week 9) Week of Wild: Grades: 3-6 (week 1) Rising Stars Showcase: 3-8 (weeks 1 & 9) Adventure Camp: Grades: 5-9 (weeks 1 & 9) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: 5-9 (week 9) City Of Ember: Hydro Power: Grades: 5-9 (week 1)
Discovery Mon - Fri JCC Member
C.I.T. Mon - Fri JCC Member
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(Sibling Discount is 10 off /camper/week for each additional child) Camp tuition includes Centerland Express bus transportation to and from the Holland Family Building, camp shirt and a daily snack. Extended Care $50/week: 7:30-9:00am 4:00-6:00pm $
Important Camp Dates To Remember:
Camp Centerland Informational Meeting Holland Family Building Sunday, April 22 1:00pm Camp Centerland Informational Meeting Benderson Family Building Sunday, April 22 3:30pm Camp Centerland Open House Camp Centerland Sunday, June 3 12:30-2:30pm Meet the Camp Centerland Counselors Camp Centerland Sunday, June 24 2:00pm Camp Centerland Camp Centerland June 25 - August 24 4th of July Holiday Camp Closed July 4
★ Available Grade 3-9 • swim lessons • high ropes course★ • double zip line★ • recreational swim • team building course • pool games ★ • floor hockey★ • climbing tower • low-level ropes course • basketball
• soccer • volleyball ★ • ultimate frisbee • Ga-Ga • archery★
• sing alongs • Shabbat • Israeli culture • nature • environmental education
• arts & crafts ★ • ceramics • painting • stage performances • talent shows
enture includes: JOIN YOUR GROUP Junior Camp (grades K-2)
Senior Camp (grades 3-6)
שרוןSharon: Kindergarten Sharon campers have the choice to attend camp three or five days per week.
יהודהYehuda: Grades 3-4
נגבNegev : Grades 1-2 Negev campers attend Camp Centerland five days per week and are the youngest group to get to scale the rock wall! Junior Camp is designed to instill confidence and enjoyment in campers while they start to grow independently. Days are filled with fun, friends, and wonderful activities on the fields and green space around the JCC, as well as the wooded areas of the Irving M. Shuman Campgrounds. Jewish values, tradition, ruach (spirit), Israeli culture and special guests are woven into camp days. Junior Campers may participate in Stay Lates, our special theme nights with games, swimming, activities, and a cook-out dinner. Please check our online calendar for dates.
Yehuda campers may participate in Overnights, our special camper group-only theme nights with games, swimming, activities, a cookout dinner, and a (hopefully) sleep filled camp-out on the grounds. Third grade is the first time campers are able to ride the Zip Line!
עתידAtid: Grades 5-6
Atid campers won’t want to miss our special overnight and fun activities. Fifth grade is the start of participation in the high ropes course program. Senior Camp will challenge and excite campers as they build character, form lasting friendships, and learn about Jewish traditions and culture with our highly-trained and caring staff. Campers will join in camp ruach (spirit) and gain a sense of belonging while developing new skills through various camp activities. Senior campers will attend weekly group activities in addition to an entire afternoon of choice. Please visit www.campcenterland.org for trip and overnight schedules.
Teen Camp (grades 7-10) Discovery Camp: Grades 7-9 Take a break from the high-tech, fast-paced world while enjoying the great outdoors. Discovery campers enjoy three days a week at camp and two weekly field trips around the WNY area. Each day at Centerland includes team building and leadership games, Ga-Ga, camp activities, and lots of time with friends. Over the course of the summer, campers will participate in community service projects, 3-day and 2 night extended trips, and local field trips. Counselor-in-Training: (C.I.T.): Grade 10 Our C.I.T. program will offer leadership training, program planning, and camper group involvement. C.I.T.s will tackle topics such as goal setting, time management, self-esteem, team work, listening and communication skills during group training sessions. Session One: July 2-20 Session Two: July 30 - August 17
Pick up a copy of the Camp Centerland Summer Camp Brochure in the lobby of either JCC! Akers_0020
Meet our new Camp Director
I am a camp guy through & through, and I have been working with children my entire life. I am not looking to “overhaul” camp this summer. We will be making some minor modifications like any camp would, but the spirit of camp will not change. I am excited to be a part of this amazing team and look forward to meeting you and your children soon.
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A Place To
Early Childhood Center
Year-round enrollment, full & part time weekdays 7:30am-6:00pm
Call to set up a tour of our facilities, and learn about our extraordinary curriculum!
Through developmentally appropriate activities, children learn concepts and skills that prepare them for Kindergarten and beyond.
Because we are part of the Jewish Community Center, your child can enjoy all the added features that make the JCC a special place. • Structured gym and swim classes • Sing and dance in our enrichment classes • Play at our outdoor and indoor playgrounds • Field trips and special events
Grow Cognitive Development
• Emergent literacy & math skills • Learning about nature, science & social studies • Developing listening skills • Reasoning • Problem solving • Following directions • Expressing ideas • Learning colors, shapes, letters & numbers
• Developing a sense of community • Resolving conflicts & respecting others • Kindness • Taking turns • Accepting diversity • Learning about: myself,my family, and my home, school & neighborhood
• A place for figuring things out and making friends. • A place for warm hugs and smiles. • A place for learning. • A place where little people and big people come together to celebrate and share traditions from many cultures. • A place where children are safe and nurtured and they develop confidence. • A place where parents are welcome to participate. • A place your child will love. • A place you will love.
When children walk through our doors, they are greeted with smiles from teachers and friends. Our loving teachers are educated, patient and eager to help each child feel at home. Children receive extra special attention because of our low student to faculty ratio. Most faculty members have been working at the JCC for years. This stability gives parents extra confidence that their children will be more than ready to enter Kindergarten.
• Gross motor skills through dance, gym, swim, and play • Fine motor skills by using puzzles, play dough, blocks, scissors, & art materials
Our Early Childhood Directors would welcome the opportunity to provide an in depth tour and answer all of your questions.
The Benderson Family Building: • NAEYC accredited • Infant through pre-K • Extraordinary outdoor playground • Additional enrichment opportunities offered daily • Indoor and outdoor pool (for summer months)
The Holland Family Building:
• NAEYC accredited • Infant through pre-K • Fabulous indoor and outdoor playgrounds • Additional enrichment opportunities offered daily • Buffalo Public Schools UPK
Summer Options FOR YOUR LITTLE ONES! Summer In The Suburbs in Amherst • For children 9 months-4 years • Part time or full time • July and/or August
Summer In The City in Buffalo • For children 6 weeks-K • Part time or full time • July and/or August
For more information - Betsy Abramson (Amherst): 204-2082 or Barbara Stone Reden (Buffalo): 886-3172 x408
The Place To Grow After School
After School Rocks
What is Kids Place?
Grades K-6 | 2:30 -6:00 pm Monday-Friday (1-5 day options) The Kids Place is the most comprehensive program for families with school age children in Western New York! Mature, trained staff work closely with our children to encourage and teach creativity, cooperation and fun. Children with disabilities are welcome and included in all programs and services through our Open Door Program. Our directors offer open door policy, email communications and updates.
Ages: 3-14 (children must be potty trained) 2:00-5:00 pm
Serving the Buffalo and Williamsville School Districts
• Make new friends and spend time with old friends • Complete homework assignments • Participate in enrichment activities • Take American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim lessons • Celebrate Shabbat every Friday • Bond with counselors who care • Nutritional snack that follows CACFP Guidelines • Directors are accessible in person or by email • Select a schedule that meets your needs (1-5 day options) • Receive 50% off Storm Swim Club. Special practice times during Kids Place hours.
The Amherst program follows the Williamsville Central School District and the downtown program follows the Buffalo Public School District. Both programs also service additional area public, charter and private schools.
Piano, Violin and Viola lessons available. See page 8 for details.
School's out, the J is in
Grades K-6 | 8:00am -6:00 pm When school’s out for holidays or conference days, the JCC is in! Daily activities typically include a field trip, gym, crafts, drama, cooking, and other games. Bring a lunch, sneakers, swim suit and towel each day.
Full Member Gym/CP $ $ 55 per day 65 per day
Conference Day Thursday, April 19 class#19355 Conference Day Thursday, May 10 class#19362
Drop in any time to Club J for supervised play and activity time. No reservations needed! Kids can expect games, arts & crafts, projects, free-choice play, and fun with friends and caring staff!
Saturday Night Out Grades: K-5 | 6:00-10:00 pm
As parents enjoy a night out, kids will have a blast during after hours at the J. Swim, play, enjoy kid friendly treats and watch a movie. Full Member Gym/CP $ $ 25 per child 30 per child Sibling discount - register 1st child at full price, and receive $10 discount for each additional sibling.
*Parents must remain on the premises while their child is at Club J. Full Member Gym/CP $ Free 3 per child
April 21 May 19 June 16
April 21 May 19 June 16
Grades K-6 11:00am -6:00 pm When schools dismiss early for Parent/Teacher Conferences, the JCC is just getting started. Available to all families. Current Kids Place: Full Member Gym/CP $ $20 27 Non Kids Place: Full Member Gym/CP $ $32 42
May 5 class#19209
April 14 class#19400
June 8 June 15 June 21 Current KP class#19210 Non KP class#19219
Wednesday, April 18 Current KP class#19401 Non KP class#19402 Wednesday, May 9 Current KP class#19300 Non KP class#19349
For more information - Shea Akers (Amherst): 688-4114 x303 or Christine Dusher (Buffalo): 886-3172 x420
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CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES Nate Cox: 204-2085
JCC SOCCER Grades: K-6 Kids will learn balance, agility and foot coordination with our intro level soccer program. April 9 - June 18 Mondays K-2 3:30-4:15pm class#19263 3-6 4:15-5:00pm class#19264 Full Member Gym/CP $ $80 93 JCC LACROSSE Grades: K-6 Kids will learn great hand-eye coordination and agility in this lacrosse program designed to introduce kids to the rapidly growing sport of lacrosse. April 11 - June 20 Wednesdays K-2 3:30-4:15pm class#19272 3-6 4:15-5:00pm class#19273 Full Member Gym/CP $ $78 91
KID'S "J" MOB Kids will learn basics of movement and free-form dance for the ultimate performance. A Kid’s Flash Mob is the opportunity to “suddenly appear in a public space, perform and quickly disperse” leaving the audience in awe! No dance experience necessary. April 9 - June 18 Mondays K-2 3:15-4:00pm class#19265 3-6 4:00-4:45pm class#19266 Full Member Gym/CP Kids Place $ $ $84 104 60
CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES Bob Lajeunesse: 886-3172 x402
BASEBALL/SOFTBALL RULES AND STRATEGIES Ages: 5-12 For players who have a greater commitment in advancing their skills. Have fun while focusing on teamwork, intermediate to advanced players who like competitive play. April 2 - June 18 class#19302 Mondays 4:00-4:30pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $ 65 80 BASEBALL/SOFTBALL SKILLS & DRILLS Ages: 5-12 Designed to accelerate development, get kids ready for league play. For beginners who like cooperative play. April 2 - June 18 class#19292 Mondays 3:30-4:00pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $ 65 80 GAME DAY COMPETITIVE PLAY Ages: 5-12 Individual and team competitive games. Develop coordination, speed, endurance, agility, flexibility and strength. April 4 - June 20 class#19293 Wednesdays 4:00-4:30pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $ 72 88
KIDSFIT Engaging, regularly rotating activities that develop children's social, motor and sport skills. Mondays & Wednesdays 6:15-7:15pm Sundays 10:00-11:30am
GAME DAY COOPERATIVE PLAY Ages: 5-14 These games are designed to keep kids active with a variety of fitness exercises and cooperative game play. April 4 - June 20 class#19294 Wednesdays 3:30-4:00pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $ 72 88 TAE KWON DO Grades: K-6 Learn the basics of the martial arts while developing strength and endurance. Focus on self-esteem, concentration, respect, and discipline. April 2 - June 18 class#19297 Mondays 5:30-6:30pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $ 80 90 April 4 - June 20 class#19334 Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $ 88 99
BOY SCOUTS TROOP 156 Ages: 10-18 Meets every other Sunday from 4:30-6:00pm. Anyone interested should contact Scoutmaster, Bruce Levine at firstname.lastname@example.org TUF-TEENS UNDERSTANDING FITNESS Ages: 10-13 Kids learn how to use the JCC fitness equipment. This one time, two hour class demonstrates proper technique for the cardio equipment and body weight exercises, with a strong focus on core strength, balance and coordination. Once class is completed, kids receive TUF teens wristband to signify they have passed the course and can use the cardio equipment. For more information contact Sam Seiler: 204-2254 Ongoing
Doris Shearn: 204-2079
PIANO LESSONS Ages: 4-12 30 minute lessons available Mondays VIOLIN & VIOLA LESSONS Ages: 3+ Adults and children; beginners to experienced. Lessons and coaching (ECMEA & NYSSMA audition and festival preparation). 30, 45, & 60 minute lessons available Tuesdays
NO CLASS DATES Benderson Family Building Children's Activities: May 28
TEEN LEADERSHIP CORPS Ages: 11-16 Learn about swim instruction. For safety, all volunteers must be able to swim in deep water independently. For more information contact Eric Poniatowski: 886-3172 x411. April 10 - June 21 Tuesdays 4:45-6:30pm Thursdays 4:15-6:30pm Saturdays 12:30-3:00pm
PIANO LESSONS Ages: 4-12 30 minute lessons available Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
TUF-TEENS UNDERSTANDING FITNESS Ages: 10-13 Kids learn how to use the JCC fitness equipment. This one time, two hour class demonstrates proper technique for the cardio equipment and body weight exercises, with a strong focus on core strength, balance and coordination. Once class is completed, kids receive TUF teens wristband to signify they have passed the course and can use the cardio equipment. For more information contact Mike Innarella: 886-3172 x404 Ongoing
Christine Dusher: 886-3172 x420
VIOLIN & VIOLA LESSONS Ages: 3+ Adults and children; beginners to experienced. Lessons and coaching (ECMEA & NYSSMA audition and festival preparation). 30, 45, & 60 minute lessons available Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
NO CLASS DATES Holland Family Building Children's Activities: May 26-28
Pricing Guidelines: Gym = Gym Only Membership CP = Community Participant Please remember to always carry your membership card with you or download it onto your phone so that it is available for you to scan at every visit.
STORM SWIM CLUB
If you are new to our program, we ask that you bring your athlete to get evaluated by one of our USA Swimming coaches during an open evaluation time and we will determine the best swim group that properly matches your childâ€™s strengths. Introducing a whole new way to focus on matching the individual swimmer abilities with the proper group! Our new practice groups, Shock, Thunder and Lightning, are organized to best match kids with similar ability, age, physical and emotional maturity, level of commitment, practice habits, and experience. These 3 distinct levels will help your child get the best experience possible! We strive to make the club a fun place to be where they will meet new friends while learning all aspects of stroke skills and USA Swimming rules.
SUNDAY, APRIL 8 - FRIDAY, JUNE 22
For swimmers working on going from a Swim Instructor to a Swim Coach. Swimmers will be invited to participate in the Thunder Swim meets. Must demonstrate maturity to pay attention and follow directions in a group setting.
Sundays | 12:30-1:15pm Wednesdays | 4:00-4:45pm Mondays | 4:00-4:45pm Thursdays | 5:45-6:30pm Tuesdays | 5:45-6:30pm class#19216 1 session 2 sessions Full Member Gym/CP Full Member Gym/CP $ $ $198 242 $129 156
Mondays | 4:45-5:30pm Tuesdays | 4:45-5:30pm
pm Wednesdays SWIM | 4:45-5:30 CLUB Thursdays | 4:15-5:00pm
1 session: class#19353 Full Member Gym/CP $ $129 156
2 sessions: class#19310 Full Member Gym/CP $ $198 242
Introduces swimmers the sport of swimming with emphasis on the fundamentals of the four competitive strokes using drills and learning the requirements of USA swimming. Strong emphasis on kick, head position and body posture. This is our entry level for our competitive team. Has successfully completed American Red Cross Level 3 and/or Storm Shock. Sundays | 1:00-2:00pm Wednesdays | 4:00-5:00pm Mondays | 3:45-4:45pm Wednesdays | 3:45-5:45pm Mondays | 4:00-5:00pm Wednesdays | 5:30-6:30pm Mondays | 4:45-5:45pm Wednesdays | 4:45-5:45pm Mondays | 5:30-6:30pm Thursdays | 6:00-7:00pm Thursdays | 5:30-6:30pm Buffalo Tuesdays | 6:00-7:00pm Fridays | 4:00-5:00pm 1 session: class#19354 2 sessions: class#19384 class#19392 3 sessions Full Member Gym/CP Full Member Gym/CP 2 sessions $ $ Full Member Gym/CP Full Member Gym/CP $180 216 $202 257 $ $ $202 257 $240 295 3 sessions: class#19385 4+ sessions Full Member Gym/CP $ Full Member Gym/CP $240 295 $ $264 330
Swimmers use all four strokes while maintaining proper technique during low intensity interval work. Emphasis in practice begins to shift to conditioning while still learning and developing the foundations of proper technique and an introduction to dry-land training. There is no meet attendance requirement, swimmers will be invited to attend both inter-squad dual meets and USA Swimming Competitions. Demonstrate self-motivation and a will for self-improvement. Demonstrate maturity to interact with teammates appropriately and in a way that promotes team spirit.
Sundays | 1:00-3:00pm Mondays | 4:15-5:45pm Mondays | 5:45-7:45pm Tuesdays | 6:00-8:00pm class#19391 2 sessions Full Member $297
Gym/CP $ 363
Wednesdays | 4:15-5:45pm Wednesdays | 5:45-7:45pm Thursdays | 6:00-8:00pm Fridays | 4:00-6:00pm 3 sessions Full Member $321 4+ sessions Full Member $336
Mondays | 3:45-5:45pm Wednesdays | 3:45-5:45pm Thursdays | 4:15-6:30pm 2 sessions: class#19388 Full Member Gym/CP $ $297 363
Gym/CP $ 397
NO CLASS DATES
Gym/CP $ 413
SWIM MEET - SUNDAY, JUNE 10
Lightning Warm-up: 2:30-3:00 | Races: 3:00-4:00 Thunder Warm-up: 12:30-1:00 | Races: 1:00-2:00 Meet will be at Grossman Family Outdoor Pool Complex at the Benderson Family Building. Pizza party to follow the meets. pm
3 sessions: class#19306 Full Member Gym/CP $ $321 397
Benderson & Holland Family Buildings Storm Swim Club: May 20, 26-28
For more information - Jonathan Palma (Amherst): 688-4114 x370 or Tim Lane (Buffalo): 886-3172 x411
GROUP SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE | Benderson Family Building For more information - Jonathan Palma: 688-4114 x370
Fee is for one class per week. During registration please select the day your child will participate. AU-SOME SWIMMERS © April 11 - June 20 Wednesdays 5:15-5:45pm $ 216 class#19252 Wednesdays 5:45-6:15pm $ 216 class#19253 April 14 - June 23 Saturdays 12:30-1:00pm $ 210 class#19248 April 8 - June 17 Sundays 9:30-10:00am $ 189 class#19251 Sundays 12:30-1:00 pm $ 189 class#19250 Sundays 3:30-4:00pm $ 189 class#19412 Sundays 4:00-4:30pm $ 189 class#19413 BASIC WATER SKILLS April 10 - June 23 class#19254 Tuesdays 3:30-4:00pm Wednesdays 5:30-6:00 pm Thursdays 3:30-4:00pm Saturdays 12:15-12:45pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $132 160
LEARN TO SWIM LEVELS 1 & 2 April 10 - June 23 class#19268 Tuesdays 3:30-4:00pm Wednesdays 5:30-6:00 pm Thursdays 3:30-4:00pm Saturdays 12:15-12:45pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $132 160 LEARN TO SWIM LEVELS 3-5 April 10 - June 23 class#19269 Tuesdays 4:00-4:45pm Wednesdays 6:00-6:45pm Thursdays 4:05-4:50 pm Saturdays 11:30am-12:15pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $182 229 MINNOW MONDAYS April 9 - June 18 class#19274 Mondays 12:45-1:45pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $100 157
NO CLASS DATES Benderson Family Building Children's Group Swim Lessons: May 20, 26-28
SPECIAL FRIENDS © Age 3-5 April 8 - June 17 class#19212 Sundays 11:30am-12:00 pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $162 189 Age 6-9 April 8 - June 17 class#19213 Sundays 12:00-12:30 pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $162 189 TODDLER SPLASH April 11 - June 17 class#19414 Wednesdays 5:30-6:00 pm Sundays 9:00-9:30am Full Member Gym/CP $ $132 160
WATER BABIES April 14 - June 23 class#19221 Saturdays 9:30-10:00am Full Member Gym/CP $ $57 82 April 8 - June 17 class#19222 Sundays 9:30-10:00am Full Member Gym/CP $ $51 74 WET-TASTIC WEDNESDAY April 11 - June 20 class#19223 Wednesdays 12:45-1:45pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $110 173
Grossman Family Outdoor Pool Complex Opens June 9!
Located in the back of the Benderson Family Building in Getzville, our summer oasis is the perfect place for you to spend your summer days! We offer a beautiful, heated, five-lane L-shaped 25 yard swimming pool along with a shallow water wading pool, sand box, beach volleyball court, changing rooms, and picnic shelters.
CLASS DESCRIPTIONS Au-Some Swimmers© Au-Some Swimmers is a learn to swim program for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Thanks to grant funding from the Erie County Youth Bureau and donations from JCC members, we are able to offer Au-Some Swimmers at a discounted rate to those in need. Learn to Swim Basic Water Skills: Children will wear a bubble belt and/or use a noodle when they swim. Float, glide, early stroke development, and tread water with instructor assistance. Introduction to front crawl, backstroke and elementary backstroke. Level 1: For children working to swim without a flotation device in the shallow end. They may use a flotation device in the deep end. Front crawl, backstroke, elementary backstroke and submerging are developed. Level 2: Front crawl, backstroke, and elementary backstroke continue to be developed in addition to treading water and jumping in. Children must fully submerge their head to enter this level.
Level 4: Participants must be able to swim 25 yards, 1 pool length, to participate. Introduction to the butterfly, diving, and open turns will be taught.
Level 5: Participants must be able to swim 50 yards, 2 pool lengths, to participate. Swimming for fitness. Children must display aptitude in butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, front crawl, sidestroke and elementary backstroke. Race skills, such as shallow dives and flip turns, are introduced. Minnow Mondays & Wet-Tastic Wednesdays Minnow Mondays is available for all children enrolled in our 3-year-old Pre-K program. Wet-Tastic Wednesdays is open to all children enrolled in our 4-year-old Pre-K. These classes, taught by certified Red Cross Instructors, are full of engaging water games with an emphasis on skills which promote swimming independently before Kindergarten. Drop-off and Pick-up is available right from your child’s JCC Early Childhood classroom!
Level 3: Class is held primarily in the deep end. Children must swim in shallow and deep water without a flotation device. Introduction to breaststroke and dolphin kick.
Special Friends© Special Friends© is a NEW Adapted Swim Lesson class, for all children with Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Fragile X Syndrome and Down’s Syndrome. All swim lessons are one on one, with combined group play activity at the beginning and end of the lesson focusing on swimming, safety, and cooperative skills. Maximum of 5 participants per session; these time slots have been selected because they are quieter times at the pool, with the intention of preventing sensory overload and minimizing distractions. However, if your child is unable to attend during the designated time slots, we will offer alternative times if you contact us about it. Toddler Splash Parents accompany their child, 2-3 years old in the pool. The child wears a bubble belt. Class uses songs and games to assist with learning. Water Babies For children 6-24 months and parent(s). Sing songs, learn water safety, develop buoyancy, and explore underwater! Develop front & back glides, strokes and jumping in with parent help.
GROUP SWIM LESSON SCHEDULE | Holland Family Building For more information - Eric Poniatowski: 886-3172 x411
AU-SOME SWIMMERS © April 10 - June 19 Tuesdays 5:30-6:00 pm grant $83 class#19325 no grant $176 class#19327 Tuesdays 6:00-6:30 pm grant $83 class#19326 no grant $176 class#19328 April 14 - June 16 Saturdays 12:30-1:00pm grant $68 class#19313 no grant $144 class#19319 Saturdays 1:00-1:30 pm grant $68 class#19314 no grant $144 class#19321 Saturdays 1:30-2:00pm grant $68 class#19315 no grant $144 class#19322 Saturdays 2:00-2:30pm grant $68 class#19316 no grant $144 class#19323 Saturdays 2:30-3:00pm grant $68 class#19317 no grant $144 class#19324 April 15 - June 17 Sundays 1:30-2:00 pm grant $53 class#19320 Sundays 2:00-2:30pm grant $53 class#19318
BASIC WATER SKILLS April 11 - June 20 class#19335 Wednesdays 3:15-3:45pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $132 160 April 14 - June 16 class#19332 Saturdays 11:20-11:50am Full Member Gym/CP $ $108 131 April 14 - June 16 class#19331 Saturdays 12:00-12:30 pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $108 131 April 15 - June 17 class#19333 Sundays 11:30am-12:00 pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $84 101 April 15 - June 17 class#19406 Sundays 12:30-1:00 pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $84 101
NO CLASS DATES Holland Family Building Children's Group Swim Lessons: May 13, 20, 26-28
LEARN TO SWIM LEVELS 1 & 2 April 10 - June 19 class#19342 Tuesdays 4:15-4:45pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $132 160 April 12 - June 21 class#19345 Thursdays 3:15-3:45pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $132 160 April 12 - June 21 class#19389 Thursdays 5:00-5:30 pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $132 160 April 14 - June 16 class#19344 Saturdays 12:30-1:00 pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $108 131 April 15 - June 17 class#19343 Sundays 12:00-12:30 pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $84 101 LEARN TO SWIM LEVELS 3-5 April 10 - June 19 class#19382 Tuesdays 4:45-5:30 pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $182 229 April 12 - June 21 class#19348 Thursdays 4:15-5:00pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $182 229
Pricing Guidelines: Gym = Gym Only Membership CP = Community Participant
LEARN TO SWIM (CONT.) LEVELS 3-5 April 15 - June 17 class#19347 Sundays 12:30-1:15pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $116 146 TODDLER SPLASH April 14 - June 16 class#19408 Saturdays 12:00-12:30 pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $108 131 April 15 - June 17 class#19407 Sundays 12:00-12:30 pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $84 101 WATER BABIES April 11 - June 20 class#19386 Wednesdays 3:15-3:45pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $63 90 April 14 - June 16 class#19357 Saturdays 11:20-11:50am Full Member Gym/CP $ $51 74 April 15 - June 17 class#19364 Sundays 11:30am-12:00 pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $40 57
CERTIFICATION CLASSES CLASS DESCRIPTIONS Babysitter Course Ages: 11+ Course covers interviewing, safe age-appropriate play, being a good role model, resolving conflicts, preparing for and responding to emergencies, and childcare skills. Certificate does not expire. Babysitter's handbook included. Babysitter Course, Pediatric and Infant CPR Module Ages: 13+ Additional training module to certify participants of the Babysitting Course in Infant and Pediatric CPR. Course components include learning to survey the scene, how to protect the rescuer and victim, providing ventilations, care for choking victims, CPR, and AED.
CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider Certification Ages: 13+ Topics include CPR, AED, choking, rescue breathing, bloodborne pathogens, and responding to an emergency for adults, children, and infants. Options include: Classroom-Led, and Private Classroom Led CPR/AED/first aid for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider Certification Ages: 13+ Topics include CPR, AED, choking, rescue breathing, bloodborne pathogens, and responding to an emergency for adults, children, and infants. An additional 3 hour First Aid module is included. Options include: Classroom-Led, and Private Classroom Led
*Blended learning means part of the class is completed online through the American Red Cross website 48 hours prior to the first class. An email with instructions for Blended Learning Registration will be sent out upon confirmation of payment. Proof of completion for lessons must be brought to first classroom session. **Private Certifications will be scheduled based on participant's and instructor's availability. ***Participants who do not successfully complete all course requirements are not eligible for a refund.
CPR/AED FOR THE PROFESSIONAL RESCUER Classroom-Led Sunday, June 3 class#19233 9:00am-3:00 pm Full Member Gym/CP $70 $85
CPR/AED/FIRST AID FOR THE PROFESSIONAL RESCUER Classroom-Led Sunday, April 8 class#19234 9:00am-5:00 pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $100 125 Sunday, May 6 class#19395 9:00am-5:00 pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $100 125 Sunday, June 24 class#19411 9:00am-5:00 pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $100 125 Private Classroom-Led** $ 200 | class#19239
Private Classroom-Led** $ 175 | class#19238
LIFEGUARDING CERTIFICATION Blended Learning* April 15 - 29 class#19249 Sundays 9:00am-5:30 pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $260 285
LIFEGUARDING RECERTIFICATION Classroom-Led May 27 - 28 class#19236 9:00am-4:30 pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $125 150
May 6 - 27 class#19410 Sundays 9:00am-5:30 pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $260 285
June 17 & June 24 class#19394 9:00am-4:30 pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $125 150
Classroom-Led May 21 - 24 class#19235 9:00am-5:30 pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $300 330
Private Classroom-Led** $ 250 | class#19241
June 25 - 28 class#19393 9:00am-5:30 pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $300 330 Private Blended Learning** $ 450 | class#19237 Private Classroom-Led** 600 | class#19240
NO CLASS DATES Benderson Family Building American Red Cross Certification: May 20
AMERICAN RED CROSS CERTIFICATION SCHEDULE | Holland Family Building For more information - Eric Poniatowski (Buffalo): 886-3172 x411
CPR/ AED FOR THE PROFESSIONAL RESCUER Classroom-Led Saturday, April 21 class#19299 12:00-6:00pm Full Member Gym/CP $70 $85 Saturday, June 9 class#19298 12:00-6:00pm Full Member Gym/CP $70 $85
Water Safety Instructor-WSI Ages: 16+ Advanced instructor level class from for candidates who want to become swim instructors, aquatics managers, or NYS certified Phys Ed. Teachers. Attendance is mandatory at all classes. Course materials may be downloaded from the American Red Cross Instructor's Corner website. Student teaching and classroom discussions. WSI is a lifetime certification. Contact Julie Kingsley to set up a Private Certification.
For more information - Nate Cox: 204-2085
BABYSITTER COURSE, PEDIATRIC AND INFANT CPR MODULE Sunday, April 22 class#19397 9:00am-3:00 pm Full Member Gym/CP $44 $55
Lifeguarding Recertification If you were previously certified in Lifeguarding/ First Aid/ CPR/AED, you can take a review course to recertify. Participants must recertify all components. Lifeguard Certification must be current or expired by no more than 30 days on the first day of the course to be eligible--otherwise a full certification must be taken.
AMERICAN RED CROSS CERTIFICATION SCHEDULE | Benderson Family Building
BABYSITTER COURSE Sundays, April 8 & 15 class#19396 9:00am-3:00 pm Full Member Gym/CP $85 $99
Lifeguarding Certification Ages: 15+ For individuals studying lifeguarding for the first time. Lifeguarding/First Aid certifications valid for 2 years, CPR/AED certifications valid for 1 year. Options include: Classroom-Led and Blended Learning
LIFEGUARDING RECERTIFICATION April 21 & April 28 class#19390 12:00-6:00pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $125 150
Pricing Guidelines: Gym = Gym Only Membership CP = Community Participant Please remember to always carry your membership card with you or download it onto your phone so that it is available for you to scan at every visit.
Pers nal Training Options
1 ON 1
Develop a personalized fitness program focusing on proper technique and form with consistent, non-judgmental support. Learn the best exercises to help you preserve or develop strength, endurance, speed and agility. Be motivated and stay accountable while maximizing your workouts for quicker results! Half-Hour Rates: 1 session: $25* 8 sessions: $172 12 sessions: $246 24 sessions: $474
One Hour Rates: 1 session: $50* 8 sessions: $320 12 sessions: $474 24 sessions: $924
*Only non member option for 1 on 1
A system of movements designed to re-pattern, realign and balance motion, coordination and stamina. The exercises require concentration, control, precision, specific breathing patterns and dynamic, fluid movements. One Hour Rates: Intro: $25 1 hour session: $50 5 sessions: $237.50 10 sessions: $450
Work with a friend at a lower price. One Hour Rates: (per person) 1 session: $30 5 sessions: $142.50 10 sessions: $270
Work with a friend at a lower price. Gain endurance, build strength and manage your weight together. 2 person group: Half-Hour Rates: (per person) 12 sessions: $204 18 sessions: $270
One Hour Rates: (per person) 12 sessions: $348 18 sessions: $486
3 person group: Half-Hour Rates: (per person) 12 sessions: $180 18 sessions: $216
One Hour Rates: (per person) 12 sessions: $312 18 sessions: $396 Non member 2 or 3 person group: One Hour Rates: Half-Hour Rates: (per person) (per person) 12 sessions: $504 12 sessions: $252 18 sessions: $756 18 sessions: $378
An 8 week small group Personal Training program that is based on High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T.). Each 30 minute workout contains short intervals of training that deliver a calorie drenching workout and post metabolic boost. Then to keep your metabolism boosted, you will receive 6-minute daily web workouts. Member: 1 session per week: $112 2 sessions per week: $196 Non member: 1 session per week: $144 2 sessions per week: $252
PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
Children can learn how to swim as early as 6 months old. We offer private, semi-private and groups of 2-3 people, 7 days a week. Private swim lessons are the most efficient way to learn how to swim and the least expensive in the long run because we can tailor lessons specifically to your individual needs. Swimming properly and smoothly is one of the healthiest forms of exercise and an important life skill. Individuals with special needs, in post rehab, or who are fearful of the water are also offered this wonderful opportunity. Half-Hour Rates: One Hour Rates: 1 session: $25* 1 session: $50* 8 sessions: $172 8 sessions: $320 12 sessions: $246 12 sessions: $474 24 sessions: $474 24 sessions: $924 *Only non member option for 1 on 1 2 person group: Half-Hour Rates: (per person) 12 sessions: $204 18 sessions: $270
One Hour Rates: (per person) 12 sessions: $348 18 sessions: $486
3 person group: Half-Hour Rates: (per person) 12 sessions: $180 18 sessions: $216
One Hour Rates: (per person) 12 sessions: $312 18 sessions: $396
Non member 2 or 3 person group: Half-Hour Rates: One Hour Rates: (per person) (per person) $ 12 sessions: 252 12 sessions: $504 18 sessions: $378 18 sessions: $756
For more information - Amherst: Ann Vorburger (Fitness): 204-2070 or Julie Kingsley (Aquatics): 204-2080 Buffalo: Bob Lajeunesse (Fitness): 886-3172 x402 or Eric Poniatowski (Aquatics): 886-3172 x411
AQUATIC GROUP FITNESS CLASSES | Benderson Family Building For more information - Julie Kingsley: 204-2080
AI CHI A water-based strengthening and relaxation progression that integrates mental, physical and spiritual energy. Deep breathing and slow movements of the arms, legs and torso. Private and semi-private. Contact Betsy Hare at 688-4114 x370
HYDRORIDER 45 Burn calories in the water with this low impact, high resistance aqua spin bike! Registration is required, spaces limited. April 2 - June 18 class#19261 Mondays 8:15-9:00am Full Member Gym/CP $ $104 158
AQUA BOOGIE Low impact aerobics, ab work and conditioning in the shallow end. Ongoing
April 6 - June 22 class#19260 Fridays 8:15-9:00am Full Member Gym/CP $ $104 158
FLEXORCISE Walking, stretching, and range of motion exercises for those with Arthritis or joint issues. Advanced “Deep Water Flexorcise” class held in the deep end. Ongoing
HYDRORIDER 60 April 2 - June 18 class#19262 Mondays 5:45-6:45pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $132 174
SMALL GROUP INTERVAL TRAINING Maximize your cardio training. For experienced exercisers. Limited to 15 participants. Registration required. April 3 - June 21 class#19211 Tuesday/Thursdays 8:30-9:30am Full Member Gym/CP $ $164 248 WATER AEROBICS Cardio and resistance training for the upper & lower body. Use water weights and aerobics to tone and burn calories. Ongoing
WATER EXERCISE A moderate aerobic workout that concentrates on conditioning using water weights. Moves done suspended in deep or shallow water with aqua belt. Ongoing WATER IN MOTION A pre-choreographed, group aqua program that refreshes your member experience every 3 months with new choreography and music. Ongoing
NO CLASS DATES Benderson Family Building Group Fitness Classes: May 20, 26-28
GROUP FITNESS CLASSES | Benderson Family Building For more information - Ann Vorburger: 204-2070
20-20-20 20 minutes of hi/lo aerobics, 20 minutes of step, 20 minutes of strength training and abdominal. Ongoing BASIC TRAINING Strength training, agility drills, and high-intensity intervals. Ignite your metabolism, strength and core control. Ongoing BEGINNER YOGA This class is for those new to yoga as well as those desiring a slower style of practice. Time is devoted to instructing yoga fundamentals. Modifications as well as the use of props are encouraged. No prior yoga experience is required. Ongoing BODYPUMP® The original barbell class that strengthens your entire body. Challenges your major muscle groups by using squats, presses, lifts and curls. Ongoing CXWORX® Hones in on the torso and sling muscles that connect your upper and lower body. Great for tightening your tummy and butt. Improve strength and assist in injury prevention. Ongoing
CYCLING Warm-up, steady up-tempo cadences, sprints, climbs and cool downs. You control the resistance to adjust difficulty. Ongoing H.I.I.T. Burn fat without losing muscle. Within each 25 minute workout, participants experience short intervals of training that deliver a calorie drenching workout and post metabolic boost. Ongoing INTERMEDIATE TAI CHI Improve your balance through Tai Chi principles through the Yang 24 form. More advanced Qigong will be practiced. Known as the most effective way to improve balance. Ongoing LINE DANCING Gain confidence with many basic dance steps. Learn the process of linking steps together to form the dance, and have fun losing yourself in the music of Country, Jazz, R & B, Swing, Waltz and Latin. Get in line for this joy of a class. Ongoing MAT PILATES A mind body discipline that uses breathing along with exercises to develop core control. Pilates develops mental power and control. Ongoing
SENIOR YOGAFIT Yoga class geared to seniors and those with special conditions. Our primary focus is deep breathing and relaxation. Senior YogaFit may be performed in a chair or using props to facilitate poses. Beginner Ongoing SILVERSNEAKERS® CARDIO Safe, healthy and gentle on the joints. Includes easy low-impact movement and upper body strength, abdominal conditioning, stretching and relaxation exercises. Ongoing SILVERSNEAKERS® CLASSIC Increase strength and movement for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing, and a SilverSneakers ball are used for resistance. A chair is used for support. Ongoing TAI CHI Practice movement without straining joints and muscles. Develop a coordination of mind and body, release stress, strengthen and stretch the body, improving flexibility and balance. Ongoing
Pricing Guidelines: Gym = Gym Only Membership CP = Community Participant Full list of member classes schedule can be found at www.jccbuffalo.org
VINYASA YOGA Classes offer students a greater challenge. Once postures are mastered, students are taught to transition their postures in a breath synchronized motion. Intermediate-advanced Ongoing WERQ This fun dance fitness class is based on pop, rock and hip-hop songs and easy, high-energy dance steps, for “dancers and nondancers”. Use dance steps and yoga-inspired static stretching. Ongoing YOGAFIT Warm up, sun salutations, work phase, standing balances and then a cool down with seated and supine work as well as deep stretching. Poses are linked to create strength, flexibility, endurance and balance. Intermediate Ongoing ZUMBA® Ditch the workout and join the party. Come work up a sweat in this blast of a class! Ongoing ZUMBA® GOLD Designed for the active older adult or beginner. The same great music at a lower intensity. Ongoing
AQUATIC GROUP FITNESS CLASSES | Holland Family Building For more information - Eric Poniatowski: 886-3172 x411
AQUACISE Low intensity workout: flexibility, balance, and light cardiovascular training. Ongoing HYDRO RED, WHITE, & BLUE Active members of the military and veterans are invited to participate. Ongoing HYDRORIDER 45 Burn calories in the water with this low impact, high resistance aqua spin bike! Registration is required, spaces limited. April 14 - June 16 class#19338 Saturdays 9:25-10:10am Full Member Gym/CP $ $78 119
HYDRORIDER, SWIM & AQUA RUN Twenty minutes of three exercises: hydrorider, swimming, and running. Running will be in the pool. April 9 - June 18 class#19296 Mondays 6:00-7:00 pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $110 152 INTRO TO SWIMMING An introduction to the fundamentals of swimming. You're never too old to learn to swim, perfect for adults fearful of swimming. April 10 - June 19 class#19358 Tuesdays 6:30-7:00 pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $88 132 April 12 - June 21 class#19340 Thursdays 12:00-12:30 pm Full Member Gym/CP $ $88 132
WATER AEROBICS Medium intensity workout: flexibility, balance, and light cardiovascular training. Ongoing
WATER IN MOTION A pre-choreographed, group aqua program that refreshes your member experience every 3 months with new choreography and music. Ongoing WATER MUSCLES High intensity muscular endurance and cardiovascular training using styrofoam dumbbells. Ongoing
NO CLASS DATES Holland Family Building Group Fitness Classes: May 13, 20, 26-28
GROUP FITNESS CLASSES | Holland Family Building For more information - Ann Vorburger: 204-2070
ABSOLUTELY ABS Condition your abs and back with exercises that increase muscular strength and endurance. Class concludes with stretching. Ongoing
CYCLING Warm-up, steady up-tempo cadences, sprints, climbs and cool downs. You control the resistance to adjust difficulty. Ongoing
ATTACK YOUR CORE 30 minute combo class of BodyAttack, focusing on agility and stamina and CXWorx, training core muscles. Ongoing
GENTLE YOGA Rejuvenate and heal the body. Blankets, blocks, and bolsters are used to allow the body to fully achieve each position comfortably. This class is at a slower pace and focuses on stretching all areas of the body, while releasing stress and tension. Ongoing
BODYATTACK® Cardio workout that improves your speed, fitness, strength and agility. Easy moves. Ongoing BODYATTACK Cardio workout that improves your speed, fitness, strength and agility. Easy moves. Ongoing ®
BODYPUMP EXPRESS® The condensed version of the original barbell class that shapes, tones and strengthens your entire body. This 50-minute workout challenges major muscle groups by using the best weight-room exercises such as squats, presses, lifts and curls. Ongoing CXWORX® Hones in on the muscles that connect your upper and lower body. Great for tightening your tummy and butt. Improves strength and assists in injury prevention. Ongoing
JUMP RIGHT IN Pairs a new student with a veteran water aerobics student to make water aerobics easier for new students and/or lend a helping hand to fellow enthusiasts. Ongoing
HATHA YOGA Hatha Yoga uses postures and conscious breathing in combination with mental focus to develop awareness, strength, flexibility and relaxation. Beginner Ongoing INTRO TO CYCLING Interested but not sure how to set up or what to do? Ride For Roswell founder Mitch Flynn introduces you to the mechanics and then plays some great music as he leads you on a stimulating and calorie-burning ride. Geared to all, but especially first-timers. Please arrive 15 minutes early if this is your first class. Ongoing
MAT PILATES A mind-body discipline which uses breathing and exercises to develop core control. Build a balanced, aligned frame with strong flexible muscles. An intro private session may help if you have no experience. Ongoing
TAI CHI Practice movement without straining joints and muscles. Develop a coordination of mind and body, release stress, strengthen and stretch the body, improving flexibility and balance. Ongoing
SILVERSNEAKERS® CARDIO Safe, healthy and gentle on the joints. Includes easy low-impact movement and upper body strength, abdominal conditioning, stretching and relaxation exercises. Ongoing
VINYASA YOGA A sequence of yoga poses that connect movement of rhythm of the breath forming a dynamic flow. A moving meditation that cultivates mindfulness while building strength, flexibility and balance. Ongoing
SILVERSNEAKERS® CLASSIC Increase strength and movement for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing, and a SilverSneakers ball are used for resistance. A chair is used for support. Ongoing SEATED/STANDING YOGA A unique yoga style that uses positions and poses through the creative use of a chair to increase balance. Chair is used for support. Emphasis is on breathing, balance, strength, flexibility, and relaxation. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Ongoing STEP KICK & CURL Combines step and kickboxing moves followed by endurance training. Free-weights or floor work for core muscles complete the class. Ongoing
Please watch schedule for class locations.
YOGA Encompasses the mind, body, and spirit while improving flexibility, strength and relaxation. Ongoing ZUMBA® Ditch the workout and join the party. Come work up a sweat in this blast of a class! Ongoing
Babysitting Free for full members while you work out!
June 4 - July 8, 2018
Events at various locations. Visit www.jccbuffalo.org for details. Join us for our 52nd annual Book and Arts Fair celebration featuring authors, poets, playwrights, artists, film screenings and more! We are excited to be showcasing many local talents from Western New York. There is something for everyone in this year’s line-up!
Monday, June 4, 7:30pm Author: Mark Goldman, Albright: The Life and Times of John J. Albright A revealing story of one of Buffalo’s most important industrialists.
Wednesday, June 6, 7:30pm Playwright: Howard Wolf, Home at the End of the Day: An American Family Drama in Three Acts Directed by Michael Lodick, starring Richard Lambert, Joy Scime and Steve Rosenthal
Sunday, June 10, 2:00pm The Fred H. Sales Music Fund presents: A SPECTACULAR VARIETY SHOW Starring Magician Todd Nelson and The Twins from France, Acrobats Yaakov and Yisroel Gurion. Share the fun with the whole family! Location: Temple Beth Tzedek
Tuesday, June 12, 7:30pm Word Weavers: A Memoir Writing Group at the JCC Enjoy an intimate evening of shared stories, written by members of the Word Weavers Writing Group, a program at the JCC.
Wednesday, June 13, 7:30pm Poet: Philip Terman: “A Reading from Our Portion: New and Selected Poems” This big hearted, large-minded book is rich in its religious heritage yet wonderfully ironic.
Monday, June 18, 7:30pm Author: Arlene Burrows, A Return To Chelm The author's paternal grandparents' families were residents of Chelm, Poland. Seventy-two of them were murdered in the Holocaust.
Tuesday, June 19, 7:30pm Film: Keep the Change A romantic comedy set in a world where no character is typical. Presented by Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival and Yad B’ Yad
Thursday, June 21, 7:30pm Author: Clinton Brown, Becoming Elmwood: Buffalo’s Olmsted Parkway Neighborhood This beautiful book educates and enlightens readers to the history and origins of Elmwood Village’s enduring character. Location: Sisterhood Chapel at Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave.
Sunday, July 8, 7:00pm
• Book & Arts Fair • Books for Kids • Art Gallery • Raising Kvell • Jewish Repertory Theatre
Author: Bruce Henderson, Sons and Soldiers A never-before-told story of the German Jews who fled Nazi Germany as young boys, and who as teenagers enlisted in the U.S. Army and returned to Europe. Location: TBA Thank you to our Sponsors: Charles and Penny Shuman, Rabbi Avrohom Meir & Chaya Shuman, Temple Beth Tzedek, Congregation Havurah, The Great Buffalo Jewbilee Cultural Festival, Temple Beth Zion, Daniel and Gunilla Kester, Holocaust Resource Center, Susan Goldberg Schwartz and Steve Schwartz, Shira and Rob Goldberg, in memory of Judy Goldberg A program of the JCC of Greater Buffalo
2018/19 Cultural Arts Season Sponsor
For more information - Katie Wzontek: 204-2084
Buffalo Jewish Coalition for Literacy
Books for Kids
The JCC is happy to partner with the Buffalo Jewish Coalition for Literacy during this year’s JCC Book & Arts Fair. During the entire month of June, please help us collect books for preschool- grade 4 children attending Highgate Heights Elementary School in Buffalo.
Bunis Family Art Gallery, on 2nd floor at the Benderson Family Building
Two JCC Staff members are being promoted to new positions, starting April 1. Akers_0020 Garcia_0094
March/April Donors Art Show
Jordana Halpern will assume the new titleRedon_0084 of Director Palmer_0105 of Development, working to secure grants and raise more funding for JCC programs that directly benefit members. Jordana will also continue her role as Managing Director of the Jewish Halpern_0040 Halsey_0061 Repertory Theatre. You can reach Jordana at 716-204-2255 or email@example.com Simonson_0141 Vorburger_0147
Buffalo Jewish Coalition for Literacy is a program of Buffalo Jewish Federation, dedicated to providing books to students, with the goal of helping develop early literacy skills and instilling a lifelong love of reading. For the past 15 years, volunteers have been bringing books to students, as well as reading to and tutoring children, nurturing young readers. Please help us collect NEW OR NEARLY NEW books in the month of June! (Please note, to comply with the school’s preference, no holiday books will be distributed) Collection boxes will be at or near Member Services Desks at both JCC buildings. If you need a pickup of books, please contact Amy Heumann at firstname.lastname@example.org
Palevsky_0035 Jewish Family Service of Buffalo and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo are collaborating to present an art exhibit of donated art from members of the community.
Art includes work by Israeli artist A. Elgi, Buffalo artist Irving Mink and more including original paintings, prints, needlework, drawings and photographs. May 1 – 11 Kadimah Academy Student Art Exhibit Seiler_0096 Multimedia artwork May 14 – June 29 Yad B’ Yad Art Exhibit Yad B'Yad (Hebrew for Hand in Hand) provides outreach, advocacy and program support that assists people with disabilities to achieve full participation in the Jewish and Buffalo communities.
Katie Wzontek will become Director of Cultural Arts, assuming responsibility for the Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival, the JCC Book and Kingsly_0050 Kostiner_0161 Arts Fair, Art Galleries and other cultural arts programs. Wzontek_0067 Zakalik_0155 You can reach Katie at 716-204-2084 or email@example.com
A Sentimental Journey 2017-2018
JRT’s third play of the season is Donald Margulies' play about Jonathan Waxman, a superstar artist, so popular that collectors will buy his work "sight unseen." In London for a major retrospective, Jonathan decides to call his former girlfriend, Patricia, whose influence became a turning point in his early career. Patricia is now married to Nick; they live in the English countryside, where they excavate ancient Roman ruins. She invites Jonathan to spend the night. When he arrives, tensions arise among the threesome. The scenes in the countryside are intermingled with scenes of an interview with a German journalist, Grete, who questions Jonathan's motivations for his art and his self-promotion. Throughout Sight Unseen, questions about art, money, love, and inspiration, their codependency and the ways in which they are inextricably entangled, are brought to the surface.
For more information - Jordana Halpern: 204-2255
ADULT EDUCATION ACTIVITIES | Benderson Family Building For more information - Karla Wiseman: 204-2257
CARDS & MAH JONGG Canasta, Mah Jongg, Poker, Scrabble or Bridge players. Bring your group! Let us know you are coming. Monday - Friday afternoons FREE to full/social members NEW YORKER MAGAZINE DISCUSSION GROUP An informal gathering of people interested in discussing the articles, poetry, fiction, reviews and cartoons found weekly in the New Yorker. Facilitator: Sheila Shapiro & Arlene Burrows
LAW AND COURTROOM DRAMA IN MOVIES View and discuss films that explore courtroom drama and our legal process. Films include: A Civil Action, Philadelphia, Breaker Morant, Class Action, Judgement at Nuremberg, and one film to be chosen by the group. Facilitators: Mary Ellen Shaughnessy
YIDDISH CLUB Yiddish speakers and those who understand are welcome. This is a chance to practice your Yiddish, learn a little, share stories and have a few laughs. Facilitators: George Pearlman & Tova Krystal April 4 - June 6 Wednesdays 1:00-2:00pm class#18889 Full/Social Member Gym/CP $ Free 25
March 28 - May 2 Wednesdays 10:30am-12:00pm class#19380 Full/Social Member Gym/CP LIMUD– Speakers & Events Come and learn with us. A $ $18 25 weekly program of music, STAGE RIGHT speakers, or films on many April 3 - June 5 Calling all thespians! subjects. Schedules are Tuesdays 10:30am-12:30pm Explore the wonderful world available in the Lobby. class#19275 of acting! Enjoy a variety of Full/Social Member Gym/CP April 5 - June 7 theatrical forms including $ $18 25 Thursdays 10:30am-12:30pm theatre games, mime, class#18888 CURRENT EVENTS reader's theatre, live radio Full/Social Member Gym/CP Lively discussions of political, drama, story theatre, and $ Free 25 social and cultural concerns. performance art. Bring your point of view No experience necessary! READING ALOUD: BRINGING and opinions and have your Facilitators: Gail Golden SHORT STORIES TO LIFE say about news at the local, Experience the fun of reading April 4 - June 6 national and international short stories aloud and am pm Wednesdays 10:30 -12:00 levels. discussing them in a small class#19409 Facilitators: Howard Ross & Full/Social Member Gym/CP group. We start with selected others authors and continue with $ $110 135 group suggestions. April 3 - June 5 MUSIC LESSONS Facilitator: Regina Grol Tuesdays 1:00-2:00pm Piano lessons with Elena class#18887 April 5 - June 7 Full/Social Member Gym/CP Erokhina. Thursdays 1:00-2:30pm $ Violin and Viola lessons with Free 25 class#19290 Leslie Salathé. Full/Social Member Gym/CP Contact Doris Shearn 204-2079 $ $ 18 25
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STUDIO IN ART Acrylic, pencil, watercolor, pastel, pen & ink, or collage; emphasis on original subject matter or a project of student's choice. Facilitator: Sonya Gellman Young April 12 - June 14 Thursdays 12:00-2:00pm class#19208 Full/Social Member Gym/CP $ $ 110 135 KOL RINA-VOICE OF JOY The JCC Choir has openings for people who like to sing Jewish and secular music. Ongoing, every other Thursdays 7:00-8:30pm class#19267 $ 118 for the year
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Why not join us a Senior Social Member where you can take advantage of all of our adult classes at the special Member rate. $ 118.00 for a year per individual, $218 for a couple. Can be purchased along with an insurance membership (SilverSneakers, Healthy Benefits, Silver & Fit, Optum).
ADULT EDUCATION ACTIVITIES | Holland Family Building For more information - Kathy Goodwin: 886-3172 x470
READING ALOUD: BRINGING SHORT STORIES TO LIFE Experience the fun of reading short stories aloud and discussing them in a small group. We start with selected authors and continue with group suggestions. Facilitator: Elaine Regan
SHAKESPEARE'S HAMLET Read one act per week with selected scenes read aloud in class followed by discussion and film clips to enhance and expand our experience. People who appreciate Shakespeare’s genius and those who were turned off in high school are all welcome. Facilitator: Jim Paul
WESTERN CIV REVISITED: The Odyssey Oral reading and discussion of the world's great literature. The Odyssey, Books 13-24 Roger Fagles translation. Facilitator: Athalie Joy April 3 - May 22 Tuesdays 1:30-3:00pm class#19312 Full/Social Member Gym/CP $ $18 25
NEW YORKER MAGAZINE DISCUSSION GROUP Discuss the articles, poetry, fiction, reviews and cartoons found in the New Yorker. Readings are pre-selected by the group. Facilitators: Peter Gold and Liz Clark
April 5 - May 31* Thursdays 10:30am-12:00pm April 2 - May 28* class#19303 Mondays 10:30am-12:00pm class#19304 Full/Social Member Gym/CP April 2 - April 30 $ Full/Social Member Gym/CP Mondays 7:00-8:30pm $18 25 CURRENT EVENTS $ $ 18 25 class#19398 Full/Social Member Gym/CP Lively discussions of political, *Pricing for those who did not social and cultural concerns. $ $18 25 register in January. Bring your point of view and opinions and have your MUSIC LESSONS say about news at the local, Piano lessons with James national and international Burgess. Mondays, levels. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Facilitator: Jack Regan Fridays. Violin and Viola lessons with April 4 - May 30* Leslie Salathé. Wednesdays 10:30am-12:00pm Contact Christine Dusher class#19337 886-3172 x420 Full/Social Member Gym/CP NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE $ Free 25 SHAW FESTIVAL Check into the lavish Grand Hotel where the lives of ten Join us for these great classes to help keep you flexible and healthy. hotel guests collide over one SILVERSNEAKERS® TAI CHI FLEXORCISE unforgettable night. Bb Bb Practice movement without Bb Walking, stretching, and CARDIO Lunch before play at Queen's Getzville Getzville Getzville straining joints and muscles. range of motion exercises Safe, healthy and gentle Landing. Develop a coordination for those with Arthritis or joint on the joints. Includes easy Hb low-impact movement Thursday, July 12 Hb of mind and body, release issues. Advanced “Deep Water Buffalo and upper body strength, Buffalo stress, strengthen and Flexorcise” class held in the deep class#19379 stretch the body, improving end. abdominal conditioning, stretching Full/Social Member Gym/CP flexibility and balance. and relaxation exercises. $ $ 135 150 SENIOR YOGAFIT
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Yoga class geared to seniors and those with special conditions. Our primary focus is deep breathing and relaxation. Can be performed in a chair or using props to facilitate poses. Getzville
SILVERSNEAKERS® CLASSIC Increase strength and movement for daily living. Buffalo Hand-held weights, elastic tubing, and a SilverSneakers ball are used for resistance. A chair is used for support. Getzville
ZUMBA® GOLD Designed for the active older adult or beginner.
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We have a wide variety of options and can customize the special occasion to meet every need. You dream it; we’ll make it happen!
We have a variety of indoor spaces at both locations for small to medium gatherings of 100 people or less.
2 hour parties
• Multi-Purpose Room - 45ft x 19ft. Great big windows for lots of natural light. Child friendly space. Max of 30 people.
• Private party space • 1 hour in your choice of play area • Party manager dedicated to your event • Party invitations • Basic paper products, plastic silverware, and plastic table cloths • JCC Guest Passes for adults to use while child(ren) attend the party
• Lippman Lounge - 33ft x 40ft. Carpeted lounge area with large windows facing front of building for natural light. Easy elevator access. Max of 70 people.
Upgrade Your Party with These Add-Ons • Don’t stop the fun. Add additional hours to your party • Hands on Wildlife Encounter with Buffalo Animal Adventures • Bigger parties: bring more kids or adults • Play in the Bounce House or Ga-Ga Pit • Challenge yourself on the climbing wall or soar down the zip line • Have a JCC staff member run games
Amherst Play Areas The Benderson Family Building has indoor and outdoor pools, gymnasium, mat room, outdoor playground and the dual zip line and Challenge Course.
Buffalo Play Areas The Holland Family Building has an indoor pool and an outdoor playground.
Wildlife encounters We work with Buffalo Animal Adventures, and have 3 different animal options that are all fun and informative. • Our Creepy Crawly Friends – Highlights our six and eight legged friends. Invertebrates include insects, spiders, worms, and more! • North American Journey – Travel from the frozen tundra, to the vast prairies and semi tropical climates and meet the animals that have made their homes not too far from your own! • In Our Backyards – Come face-to-face with animals that can be found right here in New York State! Learn the importance and environmental impact of animals found in our very own ecosystem!
• Lobby – 2350 square feet. Can be rented out when JCC is closed. • Conference Room – 16ft x 26ft. Perfect for small meetings. Max of 16 people. • Community Board Room – 18ft x 45ft. Max of 30 people around Board Table or 60 people in chairs without table. Perfect for small-medium sized groups for trainings and meetings.
Our Benderson Family Building houses the beautiful Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre. Configurations vary based on needs. Arrangements include: • U shape - holds 100 when set-up with ¾ seating. • Stadium seating - holds 150 when set up with risers. • Custom set-ups available at additional cost. Theater Amenities (costs vary): • Multiple backstage changing/green rooms available • Variety of lighting options from house lights to full stage lighting with a technician • Variety of sound system options from an auxiliary port to plug into to full sound design with a technician. • Rehearsal dates • Lobby area for pre and post event hors d’oeuvres, schmoozing, and more • On-site café available for catering • Theater staff (ushers, ticket sales, etc.) • Marketing your event through our social networks and email lists
For more information or to book an event - Amherst: 688-4033 or Buffalo: 886-3145
A Stronger JCC
The JCC educates youth, provides services for seniors, provides a home for growing families and creates an environment that embraces all members of the Buffalo community regardless of background. Surprisingly, membership fees cover only 30% of the revenue it takes to keep our JCC running. We need your financial support so that we may enrich our community. You can make a donation in honor of, or in memory of someone, or as a get well wish, or to celebrate an anniversary, new baby, or life event in any denomination. A card will be sent to the recipient with your name on it and also acknowledged in a future program guide. To make a donation, come in to either JCC and pick up a donation form. Planned giving opportunities which can provide income during your lifetime can be arranged through the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies. The Jewish Community Center gratefully acknowledges and thanks the following for their contributions of $10 or more. We regret any omissions or errors. Donations since 10/5/2017–1/5/2018 have been made to: All For One Campaign Anonymous Timothy W Ashton Jordan and Nikki Balsom Victoria S. Berardi Brenda and Eric Feldstein Alan Feller Ilene and Peter Fleischmann Charlotte and Alan Gendler Leslie Mark Greenbaum and Judith Kerr Margery and Sanford Nobel Georgia Pooley Janet Shalwitz and Burt Feuerstein Errol Sull supporting the Holland Spinning Program Dr. Elisabeth Zausmer and Dr. Angel Gutierrez In Memory Of Dr. Stephen Bellus in memory of Dr. Amy T. Seibel Sally Teibel in memory of Sandy Medwin Camp Centerland Aaron Rubin Next Generation Capital Campaign Sharon Benz in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Davis Holland Renovation Project Ilene and Peter Fleischmann Leslie Mark Greenbaum and Judith Kerr Ted Kahn Jewish Repertory Theatre Chair Dedication Sima Lewis in memory of Rhona Gallman and Rena Rose Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival Genealogical Society of Buffalo thanks Rick Kollins Michael and Rebecca Silverman In honor of Michael and Rebecca Silverman Marsha E. Shapiro Monica Neuwirt and Dale Anderson Francine Kurtz
JCC Book and Arts Fair Francine Kurtz Jewish Repertory Theatre Morton and Natalie Abramson Bob and Frima Ackerhalt Monica Neuwirt and Dale Anderson David Bunis Arlene Bunis in honor of David Bunis on his Birthday M.Cheryl Butensky and Don Bartlett Gary N Cohen Bernard W. Cryan Carol Davis David and Janet Desmon Wendy and Michael Dozoretz Ann Emo June Feuerstein Michael Frisch and Jo Freudenheim Stuart A. Gellman Irwin Gelman and Mara Koven- Gelman Give for Greatness a Program of ASI Peter Gold and Athalie Joy Leslie Mark Greenbaum and Judith Kerr Regina Grol Gretchen and Gordon Gross Debra Gross-Weiner Theodore S. Herman and Judith A. Cohen Amy and Eduardo Heumann Lynn and Dick Hirsch Lynn and Dick Hirsch in memory of Irv Weinstein Karen A. Hopkins Renee Joffe Ann and Rich Kellman Michael Kugel Kevin and Risé Kulick Julie and Rion Kweller K.N.Leibovic in memory of Marianne Leibovic Stuart and Harriett Lerman Donald Lubick Drs. Hillel and Annette Magid Morton and Arlene Merowitz Sharon Miller Naomi K Mintzer in memory of Dr. Robert H. Mintzer Monica Neuwirt Sanford and Marge Nobel Sanford Perlmuter Pat Polowy
Melania Puius in memory of Mirel Puius Deborah Raiken and Charles Korn Getelle Rein in memory of Jerry Rein Howard and Valerie Rosenhoch Larry Rubin and Debra Chernoff in memory of Edith Rubin Blaine and Joan Schwartz Maxine Seller Marsha E. Shapiro Mr. and Mrs. G. Shershnevsky Joanne and Ed Smith Avrom and Viola Sterman Ivan Tarnopoll Karen and Joseph Tashjian because Saul is so amazing! Richard and Susan B. Tobe Nancy Tobin Marilyn and Andre Toth Meyer Tubin in memory of Shirley Shalwitz John Viso in memory of Barbara Ann Visco Pamela and Dr. Ilja Weinrieb Howard and Shirley Wilinsky Lynne and David Williams Wayne and Janet Wisbaum Rhonda and Michael Wise Charlotte and Martin Wolpin
Designate your donation to a specific area of the JCC: Next Generation Capital Campaign Playground Fund Early Childhood Program Au-Some Swimmers© All For One Campaign JCC Book & Arts Fair Camp Centerland Jewish Repertory Theatre Adopt a piece of Fitness Equipment Donate a Chair in the Maxine & Robert Seller Theatre Film Festival
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The “J” is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment that allows members and participants the opportunity to enhance their social, physical, intellectual and spiritual well-being. We look forward to sharing meaningful experiences and building community with you.
FREE Babysitting Services at the JCC
The JCC provides a safe, fun and active childcare experience for your child-ren (ages 3 months to 5 years) while you work out or are involved in other JCC activities! Free to full members | gym only members $5/hour Monday-Thursday, 5:30–7:30pm Saturday, 9:00am–1:00pm Sunday, 8:45am–1:00pm (Holland) Sunday, 9:00am–1:00pm (Benderson)
Rack up the rewards by sharing the JCC with others in your life. You get a choice of either two free half hour personal training sessions or one half hour of massage when a friend or family member joins the JCC as a full member and puts your name down as a referral on their membership application.
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JCC Guest Passes
Members are welcome to bring guests to the JCC. Ages 14 or older: $10.00 Ages 13 and younger: $5.00
Under 1 year old: FREE
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City: _______________________________________ State: ______ Zip: ____________ Email: _____________________________________________________________________ MUST PRESENT PHOTO ID UPON REDEMPTION Other restrictions may apply. Good at both locations. Guest pass has no cash value.
Health Insurance Offers
Your membership may be free or discounted through your insurance. Please contact your insurance company and ask if you have any wellness benefits. We do take wellness cards from BCBS and Independent Health which may be used toward your membership.
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Access Control System
Your JCC of Greater Buffalo card is used to gain access to the JCC and specific areas within it, based on your membership (e.g. Gym Only or Full). If you don’t have a card, you will be prompted to speak to a Member Services Associate who will direct you to enter and obtain a guest pass.
Members and guests are expected to use this Wi-Fi service in a legal and responsible manner. By using Wi-Fi service at the JCC, members and guests acknowledge that he or she is subject to, and agrees to abide by all laws, all rules and all regulations of the State of New York, and the federal government that are applicable to Wi-Fi and Internet usage.
Automatic Monthly Payments
When you use a Credit or Debit Card, there is a processing fee that our JCC incurs. While it may be small, the aggregate annual cost is very large. Please consider paying from your bank account. It’s simple, safe and there is no fee to the JCC or to you. In addition, the savings allows us to provide additional services.
Bb BUILDING HOURS Amherst
Benderson Family Building
Sun 8:00am -6:00pm Mon-Thur 5:30am -9:30pm Fri 5:30am -7:00pm Sat 8:00am -6:00pm
Sun 8:00am -4:30pm Mon-Thur 5:30am -9:00pm Fri 5:30am -6:30pm Sat 8:00am -3:30pm
SPRING HOLIDAY HOURS Passover Friday, March 30 Center closes at 3:30pm, Aquatics at 3:00pm Saturday, March 31 Center closed Friday, April 6 Fitness/Aquatics/KP/EC open, Offices closed
Outdoor Pool (opens June 9)
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Saturday, May 19 Center closes at 6:00pm, Aquatics at 5:30pm Sunday, May 20 Center closed Monday, May 21 Fitness/Aquatics/KP/EC open, Offices closed
Sun 9:00am -7:30pm Mon-Thur 9:00am -8:00pm Fri 9:00am -8:30pm Sat 9:00am -8:30pm
Holland Family Building
Sun 8:00 -6:00 Mon-Thur 5:30am -9:30pm Fri 5:30am -7:00pm Sat 8:00am -6:00pm
Sun 8:00am -5:30pm Mon-Thur 5:30am -9:00pm Fri 5:30am -6:30pm Sat 8:00am -5:30pm
Monday, May 28 Center 8:00am-3:30pm, Aquatics until 3:00pm KP/EC/Offices closed
The Myers Family Tel Aviv Café will reopen after Passover. We look forward to continuing to bring you delicious kosher meals, snacks and beverages!
SPRING JEWISH HOLIDAYS EXPLAINED
Commemorating the Exodus from Egypt over 3,000 years ago. The holiday centers around a special service conducted at home called the Seder (meaning “order”) which includes a festive meal, and a book called the Hagaddah is read. No leavened foods shall be eaten for 8 days.
Yom HaShoah Yom Ha'atzmaut Yom HaZikaron Shavuot Yom HaShoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day. Shoah, which means “catastrophe” or “utter destruction” in Hebrew, refers to the atrocities that were committed against the Jewish people during World War II. This is a memorial day for those who died in the Shoah.
Israeli Independence Day, marks the establishment of the modern state of Israel in 1948. In Israel it’s a huge celebration, Many cities hold outdoor performances in cities’ squares featuring leading Israeli singers and fireworks displays. Streets around the squares are closed to cars, allowing people to sing and dance in the streets.
Israeli Memorial Day-Yom Hazikaron is the Day of the Memory for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism and is Israel's official remembrance day, enacted into law in 1963.
The Torah was given by G‑d to the Jewish people on Mount Sinai more than 3300 years ago. On Shavuot, we renew our acceptance of the Torah. The word Shavuot means “weeks.” It marks the completion of the 7 week period between Passover and Shavuot. It is customary to eat dairy foods and stay up all night learning Torah on the first night. 23
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