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Fall 2014

October 12-19

Families- receive $360 off your new JCC Membership.* Adults- receive $180 off a new Membership.*

For adults...

For kids...

For the family...

Indoor Pool & Track Zumba® Yoga/Pilates Group Cycling BodyPump™ BodyStep™ BodyAttack™ Kettlebells Boot Camp H.I.Training Aquaerobics and so much more...

PlayGym In Zone Fitness

Special activities to try:



YOUTH FITNESS Parents, try these classes with your kids!

Sunday, October 12 70’ Obstacle Course Bounce House, 1-3pm

Monday, October 13 Roller Skating, 1-3pm

Tuesday, October 14 Scavenger Hunt & Pizza, 5:30pm


FREE Sitter Service all week!

*Join between October 12-19, 2014 and take advantage of this incredible offer. This one-year offer is for new Family Members and new Adult Members who have not held a JCC Membership in the past 12 months. Workout Express and Teen Memberships are excluded.



JCC ADVENTURE CLUB A new and exciting program of adventure trips for ages 16-adult.

September 6 & 13, 10am-4pm: WATER SPORTS ADVENTURE AT CAMP SENECA LAKE Enjoy a day of water sports on one of the most beautiful Finger Lakes. Experience stand up paddle boarding, or take in the lovely scenery in a canoe or kayak.

September 7, 12-5pm: ADVENTURE CHALLENGE COURSE AT CAMP SENECA LAKE From cargo nets to swinging logs to zip lines. Challenge yourself to new heights amongst the fall colors of camp.

Contents In this issue 5

From J to Z


Youth Fitness

8 Fitness 10

Group Fitness Pool Party at Markus Park


Jewish Life & Learning


Children & Families


Cultural Arts


Adult Programs



JCC Hours:

Become the master of the fire pit in this fun filled and appetizing event. Enjoy a relaxing evening around a campfire preparing your own meal on an open flame.

Monday–Thursday.................... 5am–9:30pm Friday....................................... 5am–5:30pm Saturday................................... 8am–8pm Sunday...................................... 8am–8pm

September 20, October 26 & November 9, 10am-5pm: DAY HIKE AT LETCHWORTH STATE PARK

Holiday Hours:*

September 14 & October 19, 2-7pm: OUTDOOR COOKING AT MARKUS PARK

Spend a day outdoors enjoying nature. Take a guided tour and learn about its natural history and experience its wonderful landscapes.

September 21 & October 12, 10am-5pm: CANOEING AT CAMP SENECA LAKE Take in the wonderful fall colors while canoeing or challenge the group to navigate a war canoe.

October 18-19, 4pm-10am: BEGINNER FAMILY CAMPING TRIP AT MARKUS PARK Learn the basics of camping with family and friends. Bring your sleeping bags. Meals, tents, and equipment available. No prior camping experience is required.

October 25, 10am-5pm: FALL FOLIAGE HIKE AT SUGAR HILL STATE FOREST Come on a day hike to a fire tower atop Sugar Hill, where you will gain access to spectacular views of the rolling hills of the Finger Lakes and lovely colors of fall.

November 1, 10am-5pm: DAY HIKE AT RATTLESNAKE HILL Hike among mature woodland, overgrown fields, and old growth apple orchards. Explore a variety of ecosystems and wildlife.

November 2 & 15, 10am-5pm: DAY HIKE AT STONY BROOK STATE PARK Experience the rolling wooded hills, deep gorge and rugged cliffs overlooking three waterfalls.

November 8 & 16, 10am-5pm: DAY HIKE AT HIGH TOR This 6100 acre wildlife management area offers spectacular views of Canandaigua Lake. Learn about the area’s natural history and ecosystem.

Monday, September 1............. 7am-1:30pm Labor Day Wednesday, September 24...... 5am-5:30pm Erev Rosh Hashanah Thursday, September 25.......... CLOSED Rosh Hashanah 5772 Friday, September 26............... CLOSED Rosh Hashanah II Friday, October 3..................... 5am-3:30pm Erev Yom Kippur Saturday, October 4................. CLOSED Yom Kippur Thursday, November 27........... 7am-1:30pm Thanksgiving *Locker rooms and spas close 30 minutes later.

Labor Day Group Fitness Class Schedule 9am Group Cycling with Diane BodyStep™ with Suzy and Rhonda 10:15am BodyPump™ with Diane and Steve Power Yoga with Jen Z. 11am Zumba® Gold with Dylan

For more information about the new JCC Adventure Club, visit or contact Josh VanHorn, Adventure Director, at ext. 301 or On the cover: Evvy and Jonah Fanning enjoy a day at the JCC. The Fanning's (including John and Nadia, not pictured) are a JCC Wolk Children's Center family.

Photograph by Grant Taylor


The JCC of Greater Rochester will be relevant to every member of our Jewish community. The mission of the JCC is to strengthen Jewish identity and promote Jewish continuity through all stages of life. This is accomplished in an environment that provides opportunities for meaningful cultural enrichment, physical well being and social, educational and recreational experiences for individuals and families. BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS

President Matt Ryen

Vice Presidents Dan Goldstein Richard Gray Burton Kleinman Karen Menachof


Staci Henning


Justin Goldman


Valerie Alhart Bernard Birnbaum Judy Blaustein Howard Cohen Loren Flaum Robert Fogel Sharon Gray Aaron Hiller Marisa Kessler Josef Kilimnick Sheila Konar Susan Sagan Levitan Ben Levy Seth Silver Marcia Stern Ron Von Perlstein Karen Zivan

Dear JCC Members and Friends, Take a look through this magazine and I know you will agree that there is truly something for everyone at the JCC. As we usher in and celebrate our new year, we look forward to providing you with opportunities to learn, to be entertained, to become more physically fit, to schmooze with old friends, and to meet new ones. We are continuously looking for new and more interesting ways to meet your intellectual, social, cultural, and physical needs and interests. Some of the new and exciting experiences that await you include a fun-filled pool party at Markus Park on August 31; a happy hour with live music at the JCC Coffee Shop on October 21; a “Super Noggin” workshop designed to help improve your memory on November 12; and a new Les Mills class called BODYSTEP®. Our 38th season of JCC CenterStage opens with “Bad Jews,” a dark comedy about family and faith. The season has something for everyone… its got dramatic muscle, comedic might and some wonderful melodies... A premier literary event in our community, the annual JCC Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival will offer expanded programs and events throughout the year and features an exciting lineup of the year’s most exceptional authors including, Rabbi Joseph Teluskin, Ari Shavit and Gail Sheehy. As the Jewish calendar year comes to a close, we are reminded that Rosh Hashanah begins a period of reflection and offers us a unique opportunity to give thanks. Thank you to the staff of the JCC for coming together, working hard, and providing great services. I thank the community for your continued support of the JCC, and also for your exuberant participation in our programs and continued work in building and strengthening our community. Working together, we are creating a rich and vibrant life and future for the JCC. We hope that you will all join us in our excitement and enthusiasm as we begin this new year. For further information about any JCC programs, please visit our website at

Executive Director

Congratulations, Employee of the Month! Rob West (May)

Rob, a JCC Personal Trainer, opens the Fitness Center at 5am multiple days a week, teaches an Aqua Spin class, and works in the Gesher After School Care program five days a week. With many varied responsibilities, Rob still finds time to always go the extra mile and help others. When needed, Rob adjusts his schedule to be a substitute instructor in the JCC fitness classes, as well as offers to help cover numerous shifts in the In Zone. We are thankful that Rob is a part of the JCC team!

Chairman, Board of Governors: Jeremy Wolk

Executive Director: Leslie Berkowitz Associate Executive Directors: Eke Aiono David J. Pieramico

Development Director: Sarah Goldstein Post

Contact us at (585) 461–2000 Or online at To advertise in the JCC Magazine, call (585) 461–2000, ext. 258.


• JCC AN E T A NU D HE January

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JCC Magazine is published quarterly by Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester 1200 Edgewood Avenue Rochester, NY 14618


Membership Director: Barbara Conklin Marketing Director: Susan LaRosa Graphic Designer: Lyndsay Thomas

From JtoZ JCC Training Helps Shape a Future Star

You’ve probably seen Zainab (Z) Bakrin around the JCC - working out, playing pickleball, or in a yoga class. The Nigerian-born, Brighton High School student-athlete has been coming to the JCC since she was a child. “It’s a great community here,” she said. "We have so many friends and connections at the J.” Recently, Z got some great news - the high school senior found out she’s been accepted to Dartmouth College, Class of 2018! When Z attended a soccer camp at Dartmouth last summer, she fell in love with the campus and community, and will be playing Division I soccer there in the fall. Z chose Dartmouth not only for its soccer program, but also to pursue degrees in Biology and Pre-Med. NCAA Division I athletics are serious stuff. Dartmouth sent Z a special training regimen, and she chose the JCC’s Eke Aiono as her trainer. She’s been working out with him since, diligently preparing for her first soccer season at Dartmouth. “Working with Z is easy, because she’s determined to be better than she was the day before,” said Eke. “And we also have the facility and quality staff to help our student-athletes prepare for their sport of choice.” Her training routine is challenging, but Z enjoys it and is seeing great results. “Eke makes sure that I follow the training, use correct form, and push myself,” she said. "And he motivates me.” Z’s growth from a novice soccer player to her leadership role as this year’s captain of the Brighton Barons girls’ soccer team was not always easy. She didn’t begin playing the sport until the 7th grade and was even cut from a few teams in the beginning. Her coaches say it’s Z’s leadership, passion, and emotional strength that have helped her to achieve her goals. Z hopes to inspire younger female athletes, many of whom she coaches during the summer. “It’s all about the work you put into it,” she said. “No one can stop you from getting where you need to be.” Z looks forward to attending college in the fall, but will miss her close-knit family and friends. She is often found playing pickup soccer games with her brother, or enjoying “family movie night” at home. Z enjoyed her final year of high school and made memories that will last a lifetime, like scoring the gamewinning penalty kick in Sectional Quarterfinals! We anticipate more exciting times to come for Z, as she begins her new adventure - she will always have a home here at the JCC!

“No one can stop you from getting where you need to be.” -Zainab Bakrin

By John Golden


Registration is now open! If you have a Family Membership, all Youth Fitness Classes are FREE! See weekly schedule and class descriptions below. Space is limited so register early!





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In Zone Fitness Activities

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-K/K Gym Class* 10-10:30am........... Pre -K/K Gym Class* 2-2:30pm............... Pre e Fitness Activities Zon In 4-4:35pm............... or Hockey (K-2)* 4-4:35pm............... Flo or Hockey (3-6)* 4:45-5:20pm.......... Flo i/Xbox Games 4:45-5:20pm.......... Wi

variety of exercises as well as reach Ages 6-11 individual health and fitness potential. Get fit! Run on the treadmill and put some Instructor: Carolyn Whitbeck miles on our stationary bike. Non Member: $55

Wii/Kbox Games

Ages 6-11/ In Zone Play Wii and Kinect games. Just Dance 4, Kinect Adventures!, Mario Kart, Kinect Sports... we’ve got it all!

Yoga for Kids

Running Club

(no class Nov 11) Ages 6-11/ Yoga Studio Explore poses, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques. Non Member: $55

Youth Karate

(no class Nov 11) Ages 6-11/ Gymnasium Learn rules, strategies, serve, backhand, forehand, and volley techniques. Instructor: Iosif Moscovici Non Member: $55

(no class Oct 13) Ages 8-11/ Track Learn the basics of becoming a better distance runner. Instructor: Carolyn Whitbeck Non Member: $55 (no class Oct 13) Ages 6-11/ Auditorium B Learn training techniques emphasizing self-defense, fitness, self-control, and development of character. Instructor: Martial Arts America Non Member: $55

F.I.T.: Females in Training

(no class Oct 13) NEW ! Ages 9-11/ TRX Studio A new fitness class just for girls! Explore a 6

Table Tennis

Pre-K and Kindergarten Physical Activity Classes

(no class Sept 25, Nov 11, 27) Ages 5-6 Non-competitive interactive games and sports which emphasize flexibility, confidence,and emotional well-being. Instructor: Carolyn Whitbeck Non Member: $55

For more informati o Youth Fit ness class n about ses, conta Carolyn W ct hitbeck a t ex cwhitbec k@jccroch t. 290 or .


Zone Activities 3-5:30pm............... In d. * Registration is require

TRX for Tweens

(no class Sept 24, Nov 26) Ages 10-11 / TRX Studio TRX ® is the ultimate body weight exercise tool and is now geared towards kids! Instructor: Carolyn Whitbeck Non Member: $55

Sport Court Fun



(no class Sept 24, Nov 26) Ages 8-11/ Gymnasium Play games like Kickball, Dodge Ball, Capture the Flag, and more! Instructor: Carolyn Whitbeck Non Member: $55

Moves & Grooves



Fall Youth Fitness September 15-December 19

(no class Sept 24, Nov 26) Ages 6-11/ Dance Studio A high-energy fitness party packed with choreographed, kid-friendly routines and music! Instructor: Jen Grow Non Member: $55

Floor Hockey

(no class Sept 25, Nov 27) Gymnasium Learn the basics of stick handling, passing, shooting, and understanding the game. Instructor: Carolyn Whitbeck Non Member: $55

Register for any of these programs. It’s easy as 1 ONLINE @

The PiT Volunteer Program

Grades 3-8 Gymnasium Just learning the game and want to sharpen your skills? If you are motivated, Coach Anthony will support you to become a better player! Individual and Group rates available. For more information and pricing, contact Anthony Fazzary at ext. 291 or

Indoor Soccer

Sundays, Sept 7-Nov 9 Gymnasium Join a great league full of fitness, fun, and positive character building. Learn new skills so that you can become a better soccer player. Instructor: Anthony Fazzary Grades K-1 1:30-2:15pm Grades 2-3 2:30-3:20pm Grades 4-6 3:30-4:30pm Grades 7-9 4:45-6:00pm For more information, contact Anthony Fazzary at ext. 291 or Member: $50 Non Member: $60

Quick Start Tennis

Fridays, Sept 12-Nov 14 3:45-5:15pm; Gym/Tennis Courts (no class Sept 26 or Oct 3) Designed to help children find success from their very first swing. Quick Start is appropriately scaled down tennis, so that youngsters find success while enjoying this great game. For more information, contact Anthony Fazzary at ext. 291 or Red Ball- Ages 8 and under 1-hour lesson Member: $120 Non Member: $130 Orange/Green Ball- Ages 9-12 1.5-hour lesson Member: $180 Non Member: $190

Flag Football

Tuesdays, Sept 16-Nov 4 3:45-5:15pm; Athletic Field Ages 11-16 Catch football fever at the JCC! Bring a friend and show all your moves in this game of catching, running, passing, and receiving. Instructor: Anthony Fazzary For more information, contact Anthony Fazzary at ext. 291 or Members: $35 Non Member: $45

Holiday Hours Wednesday, Sept 24 3-5:30pm Thursday, Sept 25 CLOSED Friday, Sept 26 CLOSED Friday, Oct 3 CLOSED Saturday, Oct 4 CLOSED Friday, Oct 10 2-5:30pm Monday, Oct 13 2-8pm Tuesday, Nov 11 2-8pm Wednesday, Nov 26 2-8pm Thursday, Nov 27 8:30am-1:30pm Friday, Nov 28 2-8pm

In Zone

Ages 6-11 Hours of Operation Sunday 9am-4pm Monday-Thursday 3-8pm Friday 3-5:30pm Saturday 8:30am-4pm Holiday Hours Wednesday, Sept 24* 3-5:30pm Thursday, Sept 25 CLOSED Friday, Sept 26 CLOSED Friday, Oct 3 CLOSED Saturday, Oct 4 CLOSED Friday, Oct 10 2-5:30pm Monday, Oct 13* 2-8pm Tuesday, Nov 11* 2-8pm Wednesday, Nov 26* 2-8pm Thursday, Nov 27* 8:30am-1:30pm Friday, Nov 28* 2-8pm *No Youth Fitness Classes

Pre-Season Basketball

Thursdays, Sept 11-Nov 13 3:45pm-5:15pm; Gymnasium (no class Sept 25) Ages 11-16 Grab your friends and come to the JCC to refresh your skills and get back into the basketball groove. Instructor: Anthony Fazzary For more information contact Anthony Fazzary at ext. 291 or Member: $40 Non Member: $50


Ages 11-16

CALL: 585.461.2000 + 1 + extension listed next to each program


Boys and Girls Sports Specific CoachingBasketball

Ages 11-16

Hours of Operation Beginning Sept 1 Sunday 9am-4pm Monday-Thursday 3-8pm Friday 3-5:30pm Saturday 8:30am-4pm


Sept-Nov Ages 11-16 Hey Teens- Earn positive points by volunteering your time and services around the community! Improve your character and communication skills while helping others. Record and document 30 hours of volunteer service and receive a prize from The PiT! Your volunteer work will create an attractive resume and portfolio while enhancing your work experience. Register in The PiT.

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TRX Training

Mondays, Sept 8-Oct 13, 5:45pm Thursdays, Sept 4-Oct 16, 10am TRX Studio Complete a 6-week intro session and get a TRX class pass for life! See the FREE group schedule for pass holders at For information contact Rebecca Schmidt at ext. 271 or Member: $60

Men’s 30+ Wednesday Night Basketball League

Registration opens Wednesday, Oct 1 Scrimmage Wednesday, Nov 5 League games begin Wednesday, Dec 3, 7-9:30pm; Gymnasium NEW!

Men’s Under 35 Thursday Night Basketball League

Registration opens Wednesday, Oct 1 Scrimmage Thursday, Dec 4 League games begin Thursday, Dec 11, 7-9:30pm; Gymnasium Sign up early for a 10-week league with playoffs, game shirts, and referees, as well as an awards banquet at end of season. Teams will be created by those registered by Dec 3. Registration after Dec 3 will only be as needed. For more information, contact Brian Dengler at ext. 248 or bdengler@ Register by Nov 26 and save $25! Member: $125 Non Member: $200


23rd Annual Bruegger’s Bagel 5k Road Race


Krav Maga

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 7-8pm Session A: Sept 15-Oct 9 Session B: Oct 13-Nov 6 Session C: Nov 10- Dec 4 Krav Maga (Hebrew for close combat) is a self-defense system developed in Israel consisting of a wide combination of techniques for realistic situations. Gain fitness, confidence, and selfdefense skills. Unlimited class training available for participants. Equipment is provided. Instructor: Ronald Finstuen For more information, contact Brian Dengler at ext. 248 or bdengler@ Member: $80 Non Member: $100

Krav Maga Prep

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 6-6:50pm Session A: Sept 15-Oct 9 Session B: Oct 13-Nov 6 Session C: Nov 10- Dec 4 For participants with physical concerns who desire to start slowly at a lower intensity. Focus will be on instruction and application of technique with light conditioning. Unlimited class training for participants. Equipment is provided. Instructor: Ronald Finstuen For more information, contact Brian Dengler at ext. 248 or bdengler@ Member: $80 Non Member: $100

Sunday, Sept 14, 9:30am Challenge yourself with our annual road race. Long sleeve tech shirts for the first 200 registrants! For more information, contact Brian Dengler at ext. 248 or Registration: $20 On and after August 19: $25

Indoor Pickleball Ladder League

Pickleball Clinic

Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am; Gymnasium Join this 2-week clinic to learn the Begins Monday, Sept 15, 7-9:30pm game or improve your skills. For more 10-weeks of competitive play with information, contact Brian Dengler at rotating partners. Beginner to ext. 248 or intermediate skill levels, lots of fun, Session A: Sept 16 & 23 and a great way to improve your game. Limited to 24 players. For more Session B: Sept 30 & Oct 7 information, contact Brian Dengler at Session C: Oct 14 & 21 ext. 248 or Session D: Oct 28 & Nov 4 Session E: Nov 11 & 18 Member: $30 Non Member: $40 Member: $10 Non Member: $15

Pilates Reformers and Chairs

Fall sessions begin Sept 7 8-week small group classes (limit 4 per class) Member: $200 Non Member: $280 Private Sessions 30 minute intro session Member: $25 Non Member: $30 1 session Member: $50 Non Member: $60 3 sessions Member: $144 Non Member: $160 5 sessions Member: $225 Non Member: $250 10 sessions Member: $400 Non Member: $450 Semi-Private Sessions (2 people are needed in order to book a semi-private session; price is per person.) 1 session Member: $35 Non Member: $45 3 sessions Member: $96 Non Member: $126 5 sessions Member: $150 Non Member: $200 10 sessions Member: $275 Non Member: $350 For more information, contact Rebecca Schmidt at ext. 271 or

New Les Mills Class


BODYSTEP™ is an energizing step workout that makes you feel liberated and alive. Using a height-adjustable step and simple movements on, over, and around the step, gain motivation from sing-a-long music. Cardio blocks push fat burning into high gear followed by muscle conditioning that shapes and tones your body. The full schedule of classes is available at For more information, contact Rebecca Schmidt at ext. 271 or

Advanced Indoor Pickleball League

Begins Thursday, Sept 18, 7-9:30pm Bring a partner for this 10-week, advanced level league. Limited to 24 players. For more information, contact Brian Dengler at ext. 248 or bdengler@ (Minimum 3.5 level and JCC reserves the right to determine a player's skill level.) Member: $30 Non Member: $40

Register for any of these programs. It’s easy as 1 ONLINE @

Stretching the Limits Parkinson’s Class

Begins the week of Aug 25 Join this series of 8-week group exercise classes at any time. Designed for individuals with varying stages of Parkinson’s disease. Benefits include: • Improved flexibility of lower back and hip flexors, posture, and balance • Increased body awareness • Functional exercises for strength and flexibility to get up from a chair or the floor • Exercise modifications to meet individual needs • Focus on what you can do in a positive setting An evaluation must be completed by participants to be placed into one of the following classes: Stretching the Limits (Intermediate) Mondays & Wednesdays or Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3-4pm For those who are mobile and can move around with limited assistance. Classes will include functional exercises such as getting up and down from the chair at the hand rail and gait training. Stretching the Limits II (Advanced) Mondays & Wednesdays 11:50am-12:50pm For those who are mobile and can move around without assistance. Classes will include functional exercises such as getting up and down from the floor and gait training. This class incorporates quicker movements and faster paced exercises similar to those in Stretching the Limits II (Intermediate). For more information, contact Rebecca Schmidt at ext. 271 or Member/Non Member: $100 (subsidies available)

Music, Mindfulness and Motion

Tuesdays & Thursdays Oct 21-Dec 2, 1-2pm Dance Studio This program provides people with early to mid-stage dementia and their caregivers an opportunity to exercise with others in a safe and nurturing environment. Instructors: Kathy Mulvehill and Carm Heidt, certified Personal Trainers For more information, call Kathy at ext. 831 or Carm at ext. 306. Free Underwritten by the Konar Family Foundation.

Joints in Motion

Mondays, Sept 8-Dec 15 1:15-2:15pm Pool Taught by a certified Arthritis Instructor, this class is ideal for anyone suffering from a range of motion or flexibility problems. For more information, contact Starr Greenwood at ext. 267 or Member: $60 Non Member: $75

Monday, Nov 17, 5:30-7pm Auditorium A & B Enjoy a family pasta dinner with magic show and arts and crafts. Please register at the Main Desk. $5/person or $20/family


585-461-6339 cell: 585-729-1312

The Gym will be closed for refinishing Thursday, Aug 28-Monday, Sept 1. The Gym will reopen Tuesday, Sept 2.


SilverSneakers®: Classic Mondays & Thursdays, 11-11:45am SilverSneakers®: Circuit Tuesdays & Fridays, 11-11:45am SilverSneakers®: Yoga Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1-2pm SilverSneakers®: Splash Mondays & Fridays, 11-11:45am


*Please Note: Closings*

The Pool will close at 5:30pm on Friday, Aug 22 and reopen Tuesday, Sept 2 at 5am.

The JCC is a fitness provider for the Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program. To receive your free JCC membership, present your Healthways SilverSneakers® card and your health insurance card at the time of joining. SilverSneakers® members must scan their key tag card each time they visit the JCC. Your JCC membership includes participation in any of our group fitness classes, which are free with membership. Contact your health insurance carrier for eligibility information or by calling toll-free 888-423-4632.


Wellness Programs


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Silver&Fit® provides eligible members with no-cost or low-cost fitness memberships and older adult-oriented group exercise classes through arrangements with certain health plans. Silver&Fit® is provided by American Specialty Health Fitness, Inc., a subsidiary of American Specialty Health Incorporated. To join the JCC, bring your health insurance card to the JCC Main Desk, complete a membership application, and pay the annual fee of $25 per calendar year. Silver&Fit® members must scan their key tag card each time they visit the JCC. Your JCC membership includes participation in any of our group fitness classes, which are free with membership. Zumba® Gold Wednesdays, 11-11:45am Silver&Fit® II: Experience Sundays, 11-11:45am

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POOL PARTY at Markus Park + Dinner & a Concert*


Bring the Family & Friends to Enjoy...


DJ Dennis ........................................................................ 12-5pm Spinning tunes on the pool deck

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It was the JCC's fourth year participating in the Tour de Cure. Over 50 people joined our team, riding distances between 15 and 100 miles. Together we raised over $18,000 (with money still coming in) to help the ADA fight diabetes. Registration for the 2015 Tour opens in October. To join team JCC Rochester for the 2015 ride, register online at For more information, contact Rebecca Schmidt at ext. 271 or


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Tour de Cure 2014

Tough Mudder Thank you to all the Tough Mudders who joined the JCC Rochester Tough Mudder Team for this year’s event. We had a total of 25 participants varying in fitness levels who took on the 10-mile challenge with a variety of crazy obstacles throughout. Looking forward to next year’s event. Mud On! For more information, contact Eke Aiono at


The Department of Jewish Life and Learning is generously funded in part by the Harry and Regina Cornell Fund.

High Holiday Display

Sep 8-22 JCC Rear Lobby Did you know that the Rochester Jewish community offers over a dozen options for High Holiday services? Come explore the many different ways to connect with the Jewish community during the High Holiday season.


Loaves of Love: A Community Challah Bake


Thursday, Sept 11, 7-9pm JCC Auditoriums Did you ever want to learn how to make delicious, traditional challah? Come join together with women from across the community. All participants will leave with two unbaked loaves, one to keep, and one to share. Member/Non Member: $10 Co-sponsored by Jewish Women’s Circle of Pittsford Chabad.

Rosh Hashanah Honey Tasting with Davis Honey Thursday, Sept 18, 11am-12pm JCC Rear Lobby Come taste a variety of fresh, raw local honey. Then stay for our Rosh Hashanah Lunch! (see below) Free

Chag Sameach! Adult Holiday Lunches

Rosh Hashanah Lunch Thursday, Sept 18, 12pm The Resource Place Come celebrate the New Year with our apple themed lunch! Menu: apple squash soup, fruited chicken salad wraps, dessert Member: $6 Non Member: $9 Tea in the Sukkah Tuesday, Oct 14, 1-2:30pm JCC Sukkah (rain/cold location: The Resource Place) Come experience the warmth of the JCC Sukkah. Take a turn with the lulav and etrog, and complete the mitzvah of eating in the sukkah by enjoying a fresh cup of hot tea and a light snack. Free

The History of the Jews and Hollywood: A Film Series with Howard Golove

High Holiday Learning with Rabbi Adam Aranov Rosh Hashanah: Don’t Be a Tail Thursday, Sept 18, 7-8pm Conference Room Being the head takes courage and responsibility, while the tail sits back and lets the opportunities of life slip by. Come join us for a conversation about the deeper messages of Rosh Hashanah. Free

Yom Kippur: The FAST Lane Thursday, Oct 2, 7-8pm Conference Room “My eyes saw the sin, my hands did the sin, my legs took me to the sin, but what did my stomach do?” Discover why the holiest day of the year requires fasting, and what this has to do with repentance. Free Sukkot: Little Sukkah on the Prairie Tuesday, Oct 7, 7-8pm Conference Room Learn how the holiday of Sukkot teaches us to be happy, no matter what we may seem to be lacking. Free High Holiday Learning with Rabbi Adam Aranov co-sponsored by Ohr Torah.

The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama: A Brown Bag Film Series

Mondays, Sep 29-Oct 27, 12-1pm Conference Room Bring a brown bag lunch and join us for a screening of The Story of the Jews, a five-part look at 3,000 years of Jewish history, culture, and identity, produced by PBS. The series is written and presented by Simon Schama, an Emmy Award winning Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. Free

Thursdays, Oct 23 & 30, 12-2pm Conference Room Oct 23: Hollywood: An Empire of Their Own (100 mins.) Oct 30: Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (92 mins.) Join us for two films on the history of Jews and Hollywood. A box lunch is provided. Registration is required. Member: $7/program Non Member: $10/program

Volunteers for Israel: A Presentation

Sunday, Oct 26, 2pm The Resource Place Come learn about Volunteers for Israel and amazing opportunities to do civilian volunteer work for the Israeli Defense Forces. Presenter: Sheila Weinbach Free

JNet: Rochester’s Jewish Network for Young Adults (Ages 22-35) Many great programs happening throughout the fall. Check us out on Facebook. [facebook. com/groups/ROCJNET/]

Israeli Dance for Everyone

Sundays 6:30-7pm: Beginners 7-9pm: Open dancing and instruction No registration required. Just drop-in! Instructor: Max Steiner Member: Free Non Member: $6

Shabbat Yoga

Fridays, 11:15am-1pm Bring together Jewish spirituality with the practice of yoga. Suitable for all levels. Open to the community. Instructor: Wendy Beller-Madway For more information, contact Rebecca Schmidt at ext. 271 or Free

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Nine-week sessions begin Tuesday, Oct 7 or Wednesday, Oct 8 (no class Oct 21-22, Nov 25-26) Instructor: Deborah Rothman Member: $90/session Non Member: $120/session

our beginner class geared toward students with little or no background. Learn to read, carry on a basic conversation, and explore the history and culture of this expressive language. Then, consider staying for the second hour which will focus on the development of language skills - speaking, listening, reading, and writing - at an accelerated pace.

Tuesday Session: Beginner and Intensive Beginner: 10:15-11:30am Intensive: 11:30am-12:30pm Yiddish Cultural Center Discover the world of Yiddish in

Wednesday Session: Intermediate and Advanced 10:30am-12:30pm Yiddish Cultural Center This class continues to build on skills gained in previous classes. Students

Sholem Aleykhem!

Less than one hundred years ago, an estimated 11 million of the world's 18 million Jews spoke Yiddish. It was the language of the Ashkenazic world, rich with humor, character, and tradition. Yet today, few Jews speak Yiddish. It was lost during assimilation, and of course, the Holocaust. The Rochester JCC has a long tradition of celebrating and preserving Yiddish language and culture. In the 1970s we hosted world-known Yiddish author and poet

will also work on textbook exercises and reading assignments, both in Yiddish and in translation. Sign up for the year! Sign up for all three sessions – fall, winter, and spring and receive a discount. Member: $85/session, $255/yr Non Member: $110/session, $330/yr For more information about Jewish Life & Learning programs, contact Joy Getnick at ext. 239 or

in residence, Israel Emiot. His impressive collection is housed in our Yiddish Cultural Center. Today we are proud to offer four levels of Yiddish language instruction, ranging from beginner to advanced. New nine-week sessions begin in October, all taught by Yiddish scholar and native speaker, Deborah Rothman, a translator for the Yiddish Book Center. Come join us! -Joy Getnick, Jewish Program Director




Yiddish and Yiddishkeit: Language, Literature, and Culture

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GET in the POOL! Fall 2014 Swim Schedule


Gesher Registration due Aug 22 Member Registration begins Aug 24 Non Member Registration begins Sept 7


Sundays, Sept 14-Dec 7 (no class Nov 30) Member: $120 Non Member: $180 Tuesdays, Sept 16-Dec 9 (no class Nov 11) Member: $120 Non Member: $180 Wednesdays, Sept 17-Dec 10 (no class Nov 26) Member: $120 Non Member: $180 Thursdays, Sept 18-Dec 11 (no class Sept 25 or Nov 27) Member: $110 Non Member: $165

Ages 4-7 For the child who is comfortable in the water, but needs to work on basic swimming skills. Students will be introduced to the front and back crawl, floating safety, and rescue skills. Min 3/Max 4

Advance Tiny Tots and Parent Sundays, 10:30-11am Ages 3-4 For the older baby or pre-schooler and parent. Become comfortable in the water, beginning kicking, floating, blowing bubbles, arm stroke, and safety. Min 4/Max 12

Level 4 Sundays, 11:30am-12pm/1-1:30pm Tuesdays, 4:30-5pm Wednesdays, 5-5:30pm Thursdays, 4-4:30pm/5-5:30pm Age 6+ Pre-requisite: Level 3 For the child with a good front and back crawl for 10 yards. Course will review already learned stroke, introduce sidestroke and breast stroke kick, safety, and rescue skills. Min 4/Max 6

Level 3 Sundays, 11:30am-12pm/1-1:30pm Tuesdays, 4-4:30pm/4:30-5pm Wednesdays, 4-4:30pm/4:30-5pm Thursdays, 4-4:30pm/5-5:30pm Tiny Tots and Parent Ages 6+ Sundays, 10-10:30am Pre-requisite: Level 2 Ages 10 months-2 years Students will be taught elementary Become comfortable in the water backstroke, rotary breathing, front through water games, blowing and back crawl, development, safety, bubbles, kicking, and beginner floating. survival, and rescue skills. Min 4/Max 12 Min 3/Max 5

Level 1 Sundays, 11-11:30am Tuesdays, 5-5:30pm Thursdays, 4:30-5pm Ages 4-5 Water and class adaptation, kicking, floating, jumping-in, and putting face in the water. Child must be at least 4. Min 3/Max 4 Level 2 Sundays, 11-11:30am/1:30-2pm Tuesdays, 4-4:30pm/5-5:30pm Wednesdays, 4-4:30pm/5-5:30pm Thursdays, 4:30-5pm

Level 5 Sundays, 11:30am-12pm/1:30-2pm Wednesdays, 4:30-5pm Thursdays, 5-5:30pm Age 7+ Pre-requisite: Level 4 Coordinate and refine the key strokes. Butterfly, open turns, and feet first dives are introduced. Min 4/Max 6

Level 6 Sundays, 1:30-2:15pm Thursdays, 4-4:45pm Age 7+ Pre-requisite: Level 5 Continue to work on stroke efficiency while learning basic rescue skills. Min 4/Max 8 Please understand that due to instructor/student ratios we cannot offer makeup lessons for missed classes. If the aquatics department cancels classes for any reason, a makeup date will be added to the end of the session. For more information, contact Hanna Bergwall at ext. 289 or Private Lessons Anyone, any age can learn to swim — or learn to swim all over again! We offer one-on-one instruction for children and adults or semi-private lessons with 2 to 4 participants working with an instructor. Lesson days and times are at your convenience. For more information, contact Hanna Bergwall at ext. 289 or hbergwall@ Private Lessons Member: $25 Non Member: $35 Semi-Private Lessons Member: $30 Non Member: $40

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Registration for the 2014/2015 school year is ongoing. Gesher is a unique program for kindergarten through sixth grade students that bridges home and school life! Our program is choicebased—we have the happiest kids! We provide many programs, including: • Kindercrew – Wraparound care in an enriching environment allows kindergarteners to foster independence. Taught by a NYS certified teacher, the Kindercrew curriculum complements skills learned at school, and focuses on both academics and social skills in a fun, playful environment! • Before School Care – Children can start their day in a calm yet enriching environment, before taking the bus from the JCC to their school (in Brighton or Rush-Henrietta). • After School Care – Choose from a wide-range of activities, including art classes, performing arts, cooking, gardening, athletics, homework help and so much more! Activity options rotate every 10 weeks, in order to provide experiences targeted towards all children! Kids in after school care can also sign up for swim lessons (if registered at least 3 days per week) and Youth Fitness classes, which are all included in the Gesher tuition. • Enrichment Classes – Stimulating enrichment classes in art, culture, sports, and more—also available for children not registered in Gesher. • Snow Days, Superintendent’s Conference Days, Half Days – Convenient for parents and fun for Gesher kids! Give your children the ability to enjoy time with their friends, participating in fun, stimulating activities during their time off from school! For more information, contact Olivia Frost at ext. 262 or

Vacation Camps at the JCC!

Lots of new and exciting vacation camp programs for children in grades K-6. Let them spend their vacation with friends learning and having fun in an exciting atmosphere. Options


include field trips, enrichment programs, and themed programs. Oct 13, Columbus Day Field Trip to Stokoe Farms Nov 11, Veteran’s Day Super Hero Day For more information, contact Olivia Frost at ext. 262 or


Homeschool families now have three options for fun at the JCC! • Option 1: Homeschool Express Weekdays, 10am-2pm Utilize Sitter Service, PlayGym, In Zone, The PiT, and Activity Days Fee: $60/month • Option 2: Activity Days Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10am-2pm Get your children involved in a variety of activities with other homeschooled children in the community. Activities include, but are not limited to: cooking, art, group games, fitness, and swimming. Parents can drop school-age children off and enjoy the amenities of the JCC. Member: Free Non Member: $10/child or $35 max/family • Option 3: Enrichment Classes Mondays/Thursdays, Sept 15-Oct 30 For class options, please visit For more information, contact Dan Irving at ext. 274 or Member: $10/class/week Non Member: $15/class/week

The Wolk Children’s Center Celebrates Rosh Hashanah: A Birthday for the World Friday, Sept 19, 10-10:30am JCC Front Lobby Let’s party! Join us for a special Rosh Hashanah themed Shabbat sing followed by a sweet tasting of fresh apples. All are welcome! Free

Foundations of Jewish Family Living: A Melton Scholars Curriculum for All Adult Learners

Foundations of Jewish Family Living provides parents with a thoughtprovoking encounter with the core values of Judaism. This rich, text-based learning experience for adults will provide participants with the learning, the language, and the confidence to bring the Jewish conversation home to share with their young children. Sunday Class: 9:45-11:15am Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16, 23; Dec 7, 14 Room 1 Instructor: Joy Getnick Member/Non Member: $100 Wednesday Class: 9:15-10:45am Oct 22, 29; Nov 5, 12, 19; Dec 3, 10, 17; Jan 7, 14 Room 1 Instructor: TBA Member/Non Member: $100 Co-sponsored by PJ Library and the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester.

Shalom Sammy Spider: Sammy Spider Journeys Through the Jewish Year


Gesher Before and After School Care

Sunday, Nov 16, 3-5pm JCC Auditoriums Ages 2-7 Join Sammy Spider on a journey through the Jewish year at this station-based program featuring the colorful Sammy Spider series by author Sylvia Rouse. Participate in a variety of hands-on and holidayrelated activities! Listen to a story, and craft a mitzvah project. The JCC Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival store will be open, so you’ll also get an opportunity to browse the latest and greatest in Jewishthemed children’s literature. For more information, contact Joy Getnick at ext. 239 or Free Co-sponsored by PJ Library and the Rochester Jewish Book Festival.

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Bar and Bat Mitzvah Parties!


In addition to children’s birthday parties, the JCC is a great place to host your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration. We will work with you to create a unique event that your family will remember forever! Activities may include swimming, disco skating, sport games, DJ, dancing, and much more. Contact Amy Exton at ext. 268 or

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Sitter Service

FREE to JCC Family Members! Age 6 weeks-4 years Let our friendly, caring staff take care of your little one while you work out, go for a swim, enjoy our café, see a show or spend quiet time in the Spa having a massage! Please respect two-hour time limit. Hours of Operation Sunday: 9am-4pm Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-1pm/4-8pm Friday: 8:30am-1pm/3-5pm Saturday: 8am-4pm (effective Sept 6) Holiday Hours Monday, Sept 1: 8:30am-1:30pm Wednesday, Sept 24: 8:30am-1pm/4-5:30pm Thursday, Sept 25: CLOSED Friday, Sept 26: CLOSED Friday, Oct 3: 8:30am-1pm Saturday, Oct 4: CLOSED Thursday, Nov 27: 8:30am-1:30pm

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FREE to JCC Family Members! Age 2-10 Children under the age of 4 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian, or sibling in the 7th grade or above, who shall remain with the child in the PlayGym area and on the structure at all times. Children ages 4-10 must be signed in and out by an adult remaining in the JCC. All children must be potty-trained. Please respect our two-hour time limit. Hours of Operation Sunday: 10am–4pm Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30am-2pm/4-8pm Wednesday: 8:30am-2pm/5–8pm Friday: 8:30am-2pm Saturday: 8am-4pm (effective Sept 6) Holiday Hours Monday, Sept 1: 8:30am-1:30pm Wednesday, Sept 24: 8:30am-2pm/4-5:30pm Thursday, Sept 25: CLOSED Friday, Sept 26: CLOSED Friday, Oct 3: 8:30am-2pm Saturday, Oct 4: CLOSED Thursday, Nov 27: 8:30am-1:30pm

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JCC & to Join Forces


In 2008, TYKEs (Theatre Young Kids Enjoy) relocated from the School of the Arts to the JCC Hart Theater, expanding its suburban presence and introducing JCC members to this awardwinning children’s theatre company. Over the past 6 years, TYKEs has expanded and consistently ranks as the #1 Children’s Theatre Company in Rochester by This year, TYKEs was even ranked the #3 place in all of Rochester to bring your kids! The theatre has also become a staple of the JCC by partnering with the Gesher After School Program and Wolk Children’s Center.


We are pleased to announce that TYKEs has now officially merged with the JCC to become one of our key cultural arts and family programs. TYKEs co-founder Freyda Schneider will remain as Artistic Director and teams with JCC CenterStage’s Ralph Meranto to launch a program that is fully integrated within the JCC. Members will now receive discounts to TYKEs shows, and Jewishthemed youth performances are being planned for the future.



November 7–9 Seven of the most beloved children’s books ever written come to life in this energetic musical revue: Fly Guy & Other Stories. Fly Guy has met his match, and her name is Fly Girl. Fly Guy is totally impressed and totally smitten. Will Fly Guy and Fly Girl get married and leave Buzz without his pet fly? Based on the tremendously popular books by Tedd Arnold. PLUS... Fluffy the Classroom Guinea Pig, Lilly’s Big Day, The Paper Bag Princess and more! For information about TYKEs' shows and projects, call ext. 235 or email to be added to the mailing list.

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may 2 – 17

Things get personal when three cousins ignite a viciously hilarious brawl over who “deserves” a treasured family heirloom. A no-holds-barred, dark comedy about family, faith and survival, JCC CenterStage is the first theatre in the country to nab this acclaimed Off-Broadway hit.

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The following programs are presented by The Resource Place at the JCC All of the following listings are open to Members and Non Members. The Resource Place offers programs designed to help people of all ages navigate life’s challenges and opportunities. Stop in and meet the staff or visit The Resource Place library. For more information, contact Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW, at ext. 232 or or Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or The Resource Place is made possible through the generosity of the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation.

Parenting Programs Parenting as a Team

Tuesday, Sept 16, 7pm The Resource Place Discuss effective strategies to get you and your partner on the same page in order to provide your children with the consistency and limits they need. Refreshments will be served. Facilitator: Emily Horowitz, MA, LMHC Member: $15/team Non Member: $18/team


Parenting as a Jewish Journey


Wednesday, Oct 29, 12pm Conference Room How do we teach our children to treat people with respect? When can children be independent and when should parents step in? We will discuss these questions and more using “The Blessing of a Skinned Knee” by Wendy Mogel, Ph.D. as a guide. Price includes lunch. Facilitator: Melissa Nunes-Harwitt, Jewish Educator Member: $15 Non Member: $18

Managing Your Child’s ADHD

Monday, Nov 3, 12pm Conference Room Learn strategies to be used at home and in school that do not involve medication. Participants will be given specific exercises to implement immediately. Price includes lunch. Facilitator: Dan Rosen, LCSW-R Member: $15 Non Member: $18 *TRP Parenting Programs are for parents with children of all ages.

Nutrition Your Grandchildren Don’t Eat What? A Discussion of Food, Nutrition, Allergies, and Family Harmony Thursday, Oct 23, 12pm The Resource Place Grandparents, learn about the changes to our food system and how nutrition, allergies, and food sensitivities are increasing. Receive delicious samples and recipes to prepare safe foods for your grandchildren. Facilitator: Adrienne Markus, AADP Certified Health Coach and Nutrition Consultant Member: $15 Non Member: $18

Mind Your Mind: How to Eat for Lifelong Brain Health

Thursday, Nov 6, 12pm The Resource Place Learn to add delicious foods into your diet that will keep your brain healthy, while identifying foods and ingredients that may cause harm. Workshop will include samples and recipes. Facilitator: Adrienne Markus, AADP Certified Health Coach and Nutrition Consultant Member: $15 Non Member: $18

Teens Make it Better with Mindfulness

Wednesday, Sept 10, 3-4:30pm (13-15 year olds) Wednesday, Sept 17, 3-4:30pm (16-18 year olds) The Resource Place Does stress or anxiety get in the way of performing your best and enjoying yourself? Learn ways to manage

stress and stay focused for better productivity. Snack is provided. Facilitator: Jennifer Zaffuts, MSEd Member: $15 Non Member: $18 These workshops are co-sponsored by The Resource Place and the JCC Teen Lounge,The PiT.

Support Help Fulfill the Mitzvah of Hachnasat Orchim

Will you open your home during secular and Jewish holidays to those who are new to our area or don’t have family here? If so, please call Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW, at ext. 232. You may be asked to provide transportation. Thank you for your kindness!

Jewish Family Service of Rochester

Fridays, 9-11am A Geriatric Care Manager will be in the JCC Lobby to answer questions related to older adults living in Monroe County including: home care and transportation services available, affordable housing options, and how to alleviate caregiver stress. For more information, call Kate O’Brien, BSW, MS, MHSA, Supervisor of Community Case Management, at (585) 461-0110, ext. 123.

Interfaith Connection

Connect with other interfaith couples in a welcoming, supportive group serving couples with one Jewish partner in a committed relationship, with or without children. For more information, contact Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW at ext. 232 or Free

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The interfaith subject can be a sensitive one. We offer guidance and help to find solutions that work best for your family. Interfaith relationship counseling "office hours" are held at the JCC and area synagogues. For an appointment, contact Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW at ext. 232 or Free

The Mothers Circle

For women in interfaith relationships who want to learn about Jewish rituals, ethics, and creating a Jewish home for their children. The Mothers Circle is a program of the Jewish Outreach Institute. Facilitator: Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW Free Sitter Service is available. For information, visit or contact Michele Ruda Leve at ext. 232 or Free

The Grandparents Circle For Jewish grandparents whose children are intermarried. Share your heritage and nurture your grandchildren’s Jewish identities. The Grandparents Circle is a program of the Jewish Outreach Institute. Facilitator: Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW For information, visit or contact Michele Ruda Leve at ext. 232 or Free

Interfaith Connection, Interfaith Relationship Counseling, The Grandparents Circle, and The Mothers Circle are made possible through the generosity of the Regina and Harry Cornell Fund.

Lifespan Presents: Health Insurance Information, Counseling, and Assistance Program Eligible for Medicare and want unbiased information about choosing health insurance? Lifespan’s trained volunteer counselors can help.


To schedule an appointment, contact Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW, at ext. 232 or Free

Caring for a Parent/Loved One Support Group

Mondays, Sept 15, Oct 20, Nov 17 1pm; Room 1 Get the support you need to help care for your aging parent or loved one. Registration is required 48 hours prior to a group meeting. Facilitator: Kate O’Brien, BSW, MS, MHSA, Supervisor of Community Case Management, Jewish Family Service of Rochester For more information, contact Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW, at ext. 232 or Free

Activities & Education The Art of Painting

Mondays, 10am; Art Studio Express your creative side! A list of materials will be provided. Painting coupon booklets must be purchased at the Main Desk to enter the class. Instructor: Paxton Maffett For more information, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or cadengler@ Member: $55 Non Member: $88

Men in Transition

Tuesdays, 8:30-10am The Resource Place An association of retired men ages 60 and upward. Enjoy bagels, coffee, and discussion. Special speakers are regularly scheduled. For more information about this group, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or


Wednesdays, 9am; Art Studio Marquetry is a picture or pattern made from thin pieces of wood veneer glued together. Drop-in to learn and work on your own project. A list of materials will be provided. Facilitator: Nadia Sanow For more information, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or Member: Free Non Member: $20

Current Events

Wednesdays, 11am-1pm; Room 1 Are you a news junkie? Come discuss topics that interest you. Coffee is available and there is a break for lunch. For more information, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or Free


Thursdays, 10am-2pm; Art Studio Drop-in and meet other crafters, work on your own project and get helpful tips. Instruction focuses on copper enameling and quilting. For more information, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or cadengler@ Member: Free Non Member: $20

Connections for Women First Thursday of each month 1-2:15pm; Room 1 A group of women ages 60 and upward. Enjoy coffee, speakers, outings, and discussion. For more information, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or cadengler@ Free


Interfaith Relationship Counseling

WXXI Reachout Radio

This audio information service provides access to printed material for people who can no longer read standard print (due to visual or physical handicap). For more information, contact Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW, at ext. 232 or Free

Book Club Calling all book lovers! Along with the JCC Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival, we are hosting a book club. Read interesting and thought provoking books and enjoy stimulating conversation when we meet. Facilitator: Michael Miller For more information, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or cadengler@ Free J C C

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Bridge Instruction

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AARP Driver Safety Course


Mondays and Wednesdays, Sep 8, 10; Oct 6, 8; or Nov 3, 5 , 9am-1pm Earn discounts on your auto insurance with this New York State approved driver safety course. Payment must be made by check to AARP on the first day of class. For more information, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or AARP Member: $20 Non AARP Member: $25

A Plant-Based Diet: Eating for Happiness and Health Mondays, Sept 22-Oct 27, 7-9pm The Resource Place This six-week course will detail the benefits of following a whole-food, plant-based (vegan) diet to achieve optimal health and prevent disease. Classes feature Q&A sessions and vegan food samplings with recipes. Instructor: Ted Barnett, MD For more information, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or Member: $100 Non Member: $125

Self-Care Program

Tuesdays, Oct 21-Nov 25, 4-5:15pm Room 1 This six-week class will explore how the practice of being mindful is a way of relating to yourself and the world around you. We will explore slowing down, paying attention to our bodies and our minds to lower stress and anxiety, while cultivating our natural resilience and positive qualities. Bring a blanket or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants. Facilitator: Deb Appleton, MSEd Member: $60 Non Member: $75

MVP Presents: Dreamweavers

Breaking Open: How to Grow Stronger and Wiser Through Hardship and Change

Monday, Sept 15, 12pm Conference Room A life crisis can profoundly interrupt the way we hoped and assumed our life would go. Join us to learn proven practices and tools to help navigate your most difficult experiences. Lunch provided. Facilitators: Michelle Atlas, Certified Resiliency Counselor and Pricilla Auchincloss, Ph.D Member: $15 Non Member: $18

Elizabeth Wende Breast Clinic Presents: Your Bone Health

Wednesday, Oct 22, 12pm The Resource Place Learn how to achieve optimum bone health. Q&A period to follow. Light lunch provided and registration is required. For more information, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or Member: $7 Non Member: $9

Thursday, Nov 13, 1pm Conference Room This program will discuss dreams and how we can become more aware of their hidden meanings. A Dream Diary will help you to record your dreams and look for themes and patterns. Facilitator: Cheryl Minchella, MVP Healthcare Free

Lunch & Learn Remembering Names and Faces- A Super Noggin™ Workshop

Wednesday, Nov 12, 12pm Conference Room Join us to learn some of the best-known strategies to enhance your memory. Lunch provided. Facilitators: Emily Krohn, LCSW-R and Annika D’Andrea, LPN, B.B.A owners of Connection Compass Member: $15 Non Member: $18

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Monday, Sept 8, 2-7pm Auditoriums For more information, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or Co-sponsored by the JCC Jewish Life Department, Muslims for Life, and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.

The Resource Place and the JCC Coffee Shop Present: Happy Hour with LIVE Music!

Tuesday, Oct 21, 5-6pm; Main Lobby Unwind at the JCC Coffee Shop and hear the folk stylings of the trio, The Amy Hazard Band. Grab a drink and listen to this Rochester-based band featuring great guitar, stellar bass and fantastic vocals. Free

Access to CommunityPrograms for Developmentally Disabled Adults

Access to Community offers an environment in which adults with developmental disabilities inclusively participate in JCC life. Our Chug (“hobby”) group meets one Sunday afternoon each month. In an informal environment, members enjoy activities and interaction with their peers. Our Chaverim (“friends”) group meets one Sunday morning each month, mostly at the JCC. Use of music, movement, crafts, workshops, and food provide Jewish and American identification and basic education. Rosh Hashanah Seminar (Chaverim) Sunday, Sept 14, 10:30-11:30am JCC Pavilion Spend a relaxing end-of-summer morning learning about the Jewish New Year with apple crafts, learning about tashlich, and much more. Facilitator: Joy Getnick Free High Holiday Service (Chaverim and Chug) Sunday, Sept 28, 10:30-11:30am The Resource Place The most important Jewish holidays, aside from Shabbat, are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The High Holiday service is most meaningful to our group. Refreshments will be available. Free Sukkot “Pizza in the Hut” (Chaverim) Sunday, Oct 12, 10:30-11:30am JCC Sukkah Jews built temporary booths and decorated them with branches and fruit to celebrate the crops that provide our food. The holiday

remembers when the Jewish people wandered in the desert after they were freed from slavery in Egypt; they built Sukkot for shade and rest. Pizza will be served in the sukkah (rain or shine) and we’ll discuss this fun, festive holiday. Free Gro-Moore Farm Market (Chug) Sunday, Oct 26, 2-3pm Enjoy a wagon ride, miniature golf, or picking out your own pumpkin. Meet at 2811 East Henrietta Road. Bring money if you would like to purchase a pumpkin and/or other items. “Fly Guy” Play (Chug) Sunday, Nov 9, 1:30-4pm JCC Hart Theater TYKEs presents Fly Guy at the JCC. You won’t want to miss this play about a boy who has a pet fly! Join us at the JCC Coffee Shop for a snack following the production. Member/Non Member: $13 Thanksgiving (Chaverim) Sunday, Nov 16, 10:30-11:30am The Resource Place What did the first Thanksgiving meal consist of? How has our viewpoint of the way the natives were treated changed over the years? Join us to discuss what this holiday means, create a Thanksgiving craft, and enjoy refreshments. Free


Red Cross Blood Drive in Memory of Victims of 9/11

For more information about Chug and Chaverim programs, contact Ann Gilbert-Winterman at ext. 259 or Programs for Adults with Developmental Disabilities are made possible through the generosity of the Beverly and Sam Kolko Fund for Special Services and the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation.

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Todah Rabah (Thank You) A special thank you to our donors for contributions received April 7-July 7, 2014. Your generosity ensures the excellent programming we enjoy; enhances and maintains the facility we love; and serves our community, including individuals and families who require financial assistance.


Annual Campaign


Anonymous Debra and Michael Abrams Christi Alessi Fox and William Fox Erane Allen Jesse Allen Jr. Lisa Altman Cathy Ames Joyce Ashman Noyema and Zigmund Averbakh Charmaine and Ray Babineau Deborah and Kevin Baldwin Linda and James Baroody Erna Baum Sandra Behnke Marjorie Bergeson Melanie and Patrick Berl Jenna Bernardi Cheryl and John Bero Marcia and Eric Birken Harvey Block Lila Bluestone Michael Bochner Deborah Bodenschatz Judith Branch Nancy and Andrew Brandston Mary Jo Brennan Rachel and Jonathan Bress Chari Briggs-Krenis Henra Briskin Anne and Hugh Brodie Joyce and Edward Burg Vincent Butler Jr. Jeanne and James Byrnes Carolyn and Sollie Calderon Diane Camelio Judith and Joseph Capurso Ellen and Bradley Carrier Nancy and Charles Carson Violet Cartledge John Casella Nancy and Peter Castro Michelle Cicilline and Craig Morrell Barry Clements Daryl Sharp and Robert Cole Kristina and Steve Conklin Carol and James Conti Mary Ellen and Richard Corrigan Kay Cotton Allan Cuseo Monique Delettrez Judy Dell Anne and Hyman DeMayo Elizabeth and Edward Dempsey Brenda and Ed Devine Victoria Dewald Shirley and Morris Diamond Barbara and Jack Dick Sharon Dickman and Michael Wentzel Marie D’Lima Robert Dublin

Mary and Peter DuBois Jennifer and Art Pluretti Margaret Dundas Joan Edelstein Marcia and Richard Eisenberg Dottie and Joel Elias Peggy and Larry Elliott Linda Epstein Anne Erdle Susanne Esan Ethel and Bill Farash Satenik and Samir Farid Kathleen Farrington Rose Faucette Reenie and Stanley Feingold Anne Fenstermacher Margaret and Paul Ferber Kristi and David Filmore Scott Fine Patricia Fitzsimmons Agnes Foley Donna Forsyth Marge Forth Marjorie and Anthony Foti Carol Foxenburgh Genya Friedman in memory of Henya Klotz Dawn Williams and Hugh Fuller Frances Fumia Lynn and Richard Gatto Helga Gertsen Cherie Gerych John Ghidiu Philip Giancursio Margaret Gilbert Barbara and Jack Glickman Julia Godin Alice and Joseph Gold Eileen Goldman Marvin Goldsberry Lea and Rabbi Daniel Goldstein Florence and Sanford Goldstein Sandra Gonyo Carol Ann and Gordon Goodman Shirley Grossman Rachelle and Ellis Gruber MaryAnn and John Guarre Susan Gunther Nancy and George Haberberger Ann Marie and Jonathan Hagen Kathleen and David Haight Judith Hall Sandria and Theodore Hamm Gail Hammett Sharon Harding Jeanne Harper Jean Harris Deborah and John Harvey Patricia and Lee Hasiuk Jeanette Hauck and Philip Neuer Harriet Heller and David Larson Fran and Arnold Henry

Sandi Henschel Donald Heydt Harry Hoffman Patricia Hunt Joanne and Robert Insull Ann and Aftab Jeddy Nancy and Frank Jones Emily Joseph Rita and Nathan Josephson Charles Julien Nina and Leonard Kalen Carol Kellogg and Donald Stedman Susan and David Kidd Zipporah and Marvin Kleinberg Cynthia and David Kolko in honor of Tracie Glazer’s appointment as Principal of Hillel School Phyllis and Martin Korn Michele and Todd Korol Carol and Eugene Kramer Lois and Arthur Kuh Myrna and Richard LaBaer Ellie Lancet Maurice Landesberg Walter Lawrence Nancy Lee Roman Lender Georgette and Stephen Lesnak Nancy and Howard LeVant Marie and Herbert Levin Leila Lisman Renate Livingston Sue and Michael Lococo Illa and Stuart Loeb Natalia and Izyaslow Lyubomirsky Camilla Maas Mary Jean Mac Ewen Ronit and Shimon Maimon Suzanne Mangione Harold Mayberry Mary Ann Marchand Roy Martin David Mason Retha McCollough Sheila Hosenfeld and Donald McDonald Diana McLaughlin Rose Mary and David McNitt Barbara and Allen Mendler Henry Metzger Christine Miller Esther Miller Janice Miller Deanna Rodriguez and Michael Miller Marjorie and Ethan Montag Linda and Arthur Moore Isabel Morrison Norma Moskowitz Ann Muhs Joilee Mulhern Perry Myers in memory of Eleanor Myers Edith and Martin Nacman

S. MacClurg Vivian Lily and Jeff Voldman Sherry and Alan Volinsky Judith and Bruce Wadsworth Marcia and Scott Wiesenberg William Wing Delpine and John Wise Sarisa and Leon Zoghlin in honor of the Bell-Zoghlin Family

Campership Fund

Maxine Awner in honor of Morgan Awner Dahl Family Justin, Leah, Maddie and Ilana Goldman in honor of Erinn Ryen’s doctoral degree completion Gail Goodman Suzanne Karr in memory of Morris Wolch Mildred Ness in honor of Dolores Kleinberg’s birthday Ellen and Harry Rosen in honor of Debbie Gordon’s 60th birthday Melissa Reitkopp Marcie and Joel Shapiro Jane Snyder and Gary Maggs in honor of Jordan Snyder’s graduation Alice Perlmutter-Cohen in honor of John Golden Pauline and David Rutberg in memory of Gordon Bloom, father of Nancy Bloom Deborah and Marc Solomon Jeff and Rachel Wexler in memory of Bruce Newman

Camp Seneca Lake

Mary and Louis Brindza in memory of Marvin Shulman Michelle and Alan Cohen Blanche and Edward Fenster Goldman Titanium Inc. Bruce Heimann Marcy (DeMayo) Kay and Stephen Kay in honor of our daughters, Rachel and Sara Kay Lenore and Marshall Lesser wishing Stuart Bobry a speedy recovery, to thank Louis Ryen for his beautiful work and to welcome Harriette and Jack Howitt to the next decade Camilla Maas in memory of Len Rubens Metal Conversions Nancy Rosenberg in memory of Marvin Shulman Lois and Roger Rothman Enid and Louis Ryen in memory of Bruce Newman, Harold Feinbloom and Malcolm Glazer and in honor of Stan Zinn’s special birthday Marilyn and Robert Sanow in memory of Georgia Port Marcia Silber in memory of Edie Becker, Miriam Gould and Zachary Jarabe; in honor of Irma and Robert David’s grandchildren’s graduations, Taili, Sophie and Jesse; in honor of the graduations of Dana and Alex Kinel; and in honor of Harriette and Jack Howitt’s special birthdays. Betty Reeback Wachtel

Camp Sisol

George L. and Elizabeth Todd Permanent Trust

Campership for Camp Seneca Lake

Valerie and Philip Ciufo Linda and Charles Garbo Sheryl and Daniel Jacobson Wendy Cukell Wicks


Max A. Adler Charitable Foundation, Inc. Joyce and Edward Burg Daniel S. Daniel and Fern Marlan Daniel Johanna Eason Elaine P. and Richard U. Wilson Foundation Carolyne Garman Debby Goldman Burt Gordon Herb and June Katz Nancy and Howard LeVant Lois London Justin Newcomer Michael Unterborn Fay and Irwin Wagman

Cultural Arts Department

Joyce and Edward Burg in honor of Mort Levy’s 90th birthday Joy and Jonathan Getnick Susan and Arthur Kaufman in memory of Edie Becker


Jyoti and Mahendra Nanavati Jack Nau Lewis Neisner Rosanne Nelson Venetta and Daniel Nelson Janet Nemetz Robert Nenno Maxine Newman Tanya Nidess Susan and Elias Noam James Nonkes Nancy Nothnagle Linda and Richard Olsan Lynn Ousterhout Glenn Palmer Molly and Bernard Panner Carolyn and Stephen Parker Dolores Parlato Christine Perry Mary Pollock and Greg Thomas Bella Shteyn and Sam Rabinovich Anne and Stanley Refermat Ernestine and Donald Rickner Ann and Robert Riemer Rebecca Rinaldis Hilda Ring Mary Lou and Harold Roeser Lynn and Jack Rogan Kelly and Kevin Roland Ellen and Harry Rosen Nancy Rosenberg Sandy and Richard Rosenbloom Sylvia Rose and Paul Rosenfeld Justin Roth Lidiya Rothstein Rosalind Rudolph Nina Rupp Marat Rutman Alice Salzberg Margarita Sanberg Suzanne and Michael Schnittman Cathie Schoenfelder Mary and David Scholl Jodi and Stuart Schollnick Irene and Harold Schwartz Jeanette Scott Marilyn and Burton Segelin Susanne and Gerald Segelman Edina Setty Catherine and David Shepard William Sheridan Stella Shmois Ellie Shulman Sheri and Robert Simon in memory of Irving Simon Maxine and William Simon Simi and Leonard Singer Carol and Alan Spanjer Charles Speirs Alice and Michael Spitulnik Diane and Morton Stein Jacqueline Stricker Dorothy and Robert Stundtner Donn Sweet Katherine Swift Joan Aiello and John Szybist Elaine Tecler Sharon and Jeffrey Trest Bernadine Turchetti Marian and Charles Turner Susan and Alan Turof Meg and Tom Upson Lois and Mark Utell

Fitness, Wellness and Recreation

Debby Goldman in honor of Annette and Phil Garver’s 60th anniversary Al Kemp in memory of Morris Wolch Pamela and Richard Kroll in memory of Len Rubens Nancy and Neil Rapp in memory of Morris Wolch Elaine and Ivan Sanzel in honor of Leah and Bill Brewer’s 25th anniversary, in honor of the wedding of Blaire Berman and David Marsella and in memory of Chana Isaacs Karen Silverberg in memory of Arnold Silverberg Sherrie and Martin Handelman

Fitness, Wellness and Recreation Music, Mindfulness and Motion The William and Sheila Konar Foundation

Jewish Community Center

Jean Banfield and Alan Blumenstock in memory of Clement Sanza Justin, Leah, Maddie and Ilana Goldman in memory of Donald Hiller Mona and Mark Kolko in honor of the naming of Arabella Lane Dworkin Leslie Berkowitz in memory of Ben Eisenstein and Matthew Gingold Shankey and Leroy Raffel in memory of Len Rubens

Jewish Film Festival

In memory of Bruce Newman Ann and Murray Astarita Barbara and Ron Aurnou Amy and Eric Dadush Mona and Mark Kolko in memory of Morris Wolch MANY THANKS TO OUR CONTRIBUTORS



Jewish Life Programs


In Memory of Bruce Newman The Abrams Family Eke Aiono Laurie Berns Jean Banfield and Alan Blumenstock Stacey Bershod Judith and Norman Blaustein Ruth Bloom Bryce Blum, Roger Breum and Rebecca Herrigel Jean and Ronald Brandwein Debi and Ralph Brenner and several friends Felicia and Jeffrey Cerini Lola and Esten Coan Gloria and Pincus Cohen The Cohen Family Tammy Cohen and Barry Silverstein Barbara Conklin Fern and Daniel Daniel The Eckler Family Judith and Geoffrey Epstein Louise Epstein Rhea and Harold Feinberg Annie Steinberg and Harold Feldman Tamar and Elliot Fix Mildred France Molly and Kenneth Getnick Stacy and Craig Gittleman Marilyn and Morton Goldberg Judy and John Golden Deborah Goldman Leah and Justin Goldman Estelle Gorfine and Max Grossman Elaine and Dan Gould Barbara and Marvin Gray Paula Harris Fay Haslett Ann and Richard Howell The Board of the Jewish Home Auxiliary Susan Johansen Sharon and Mark Katz Samuel Katz Roberta and Sam Kinel Mona and Mark Kolko Stephen Konar Jill and Robert Kravetz Leslie Berkowitz and Michael Lebowitz Lil Liberman Renee Liebschutz Sarah Liebschutz Anna and Ben Markowitz Ralph Meranto Karen and Ronald Newman Lorraine Wolch and Donald Onimus Sarah Goldstein Post David and Erica Price Joanne Prives Hilda Ring Bette and David Ross Pauline and David Rutberg Daniel Saltzman Ruth and Paul Sandler Irene and Harold Schwartz Trudy and Albert Sheinfeld Sharon Gray and Scott Sherin Bunny and Morton Skirboll

Sharon Stiller and Nelson Blish Wendy Strauss Lois and David Sumberg Myrna and Seymour Weinstein Judy and Alan Wertheimer Rachel and Jeffrey Wicks Evelyn Winnick Susan Wishnick and Allen Steinberg Shelley, Len and Jen Zwas Leslie Berkowitz and Michael Lebowitz in memory of Harold Feinbloom Joanne Prives in memory of the teens killed in Israel

Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival Fund

In honor of the naming of Arabella Lane Dworkin Myrna and Gerald Davidson Staci Henry Henning Cynthia and David Kolko Kathi and Mark Peterson Special thanks to our Markus Society members, who support the JCC’s Annual Campaign each year with a minimum gift of $360. Markus Society gifts received April 18, 2014 – July 7, 2014

Markus Society

Judith and Norman Blaustein Tamara Cohen and Barry Silverstein Lillian Courtheoux Davenport-Hatch Foundation, Inc. Gerald Eggert Louise Epstein Risa and Warren Frankel Annette and Philip Garver Debby Goldman Victoria and Daniel Goldstein Sherry and Richard Goldstein Burton Gordon Herbert and Celia Mittleman Endowment Fund Merilyn and Robert Israel Sonia and David James-Wilson* Karen and Howard Kessler Susan and Jacob Krieger Harriet and Jack Kurz Lenore and Marshall Lesser Joan and Richard Markus Linda and Daniel Mendelson Shirley Mink Brenda and Lee Moss Matt and Erinn Ryen Dvorah and Henry Shulman Josephine and Simon Braitman Bunny and Morton Skirboll Lois and Mark Utell Rona and Howard Weinstein Linda and Sherwin Weinstein Melanie and Jeremy Wolk *We welcome new Markus Society members

Patricia Chadwick Arts Endowment Fund

Patricia Chadwick in memory of Harold Feinbloom and Bruce Newman

Sandra Dreyfuss Membership Scholarship Fund Anonymous Eric Dreyfuss in memory of Sandra Dreyfuss

Senior Adult Programs

Julia Fine Restricted Fund Norma Gingold in memory of Joan Teralgna Marilyn Salit in memory of Len Rubens Elaine and Ivan Sanzel in memory of Matthew Gingold

Sheldon Lane Jewish Book Festival Fund

Lisa and Joel Elliot in honor of the naming of Arabella Lane Dworkin

Susie Goldstein Sands Fund for Camp Seneca Lake

Marcia and Norman Abelson in memory of Miriam Schuster Inge and Lawrence Goldstein in memory of Irving Fine and Len Rubens Leslie Roos in memory of Janet Goodfriend Leslie and Barry Roos in memory of Michael Catapano Elinor and Joseph Silverberg in memory of Susie Goldstein Sands

Sylvia & Philip Kowal Fund for the Jewish Film Festival

Susan Carp and Family in honor of Annette and Phil Garver’s 60th anniversary and in honor of the birth of Janet and Robert Kowal’s granddaughter Susan Carp in memory of Sylvia and Philip Kowal; on the occasion of the birth of Kathleen London’s granddaughter, Rebecca Sylvia; on the occasion of the birth of Robert and Janet Kowal’s grandson, Eli Marlene and Ross Elkin in honor of Annette and Phil Garver’s 60th anniversary Kathy, Shira and Jessica London in honor of Annette and Phil Garver’s 60th anniversary

TechAge Learning Center Dottie and Joel Elias Sharon and Bejan Iranpour

Winkler-Lococo Campership Fund

Megan Lococo in memory of Donald Hiller Sue and Michael Lococo in honor of Melanie Wolk named as a partner at Trevett, Cristo, Salzer & Andolino, in memory of Labori (Lab) and in memory of our beloved friend Donald Hiller

Wolk Children’s Center

Sarah Goldstein Post in memory of Harold Feinbloom Nancy Rosenberg in memory of Marvin Morris

Yiddish Cultural Center

Deborah Rothman in honor of Carol and Mike Hirsh and in memory of Bruce Newman


William and Sheila Konar Foundation Rubens Family Foundation


First Niagara New York State Council on the Arts

EDITOR $2,500

Futerman Supporting Foundation: Sara Futerman, Daphne Futerman and Ira Jevotovsky, Peggy and Eli Futerman, and Rina and Danny Chessin Bernard Schuster CHAI Fund Jewish Senior Life

WRITER $1,250 Brighton Memorial Chapel, Inc.

Class Action LLC/ Marc Frankel - Constable Michael Argaman - Financial Architects Marc, Jennifer, Aaron, Benjamin and Zoe Fleischer, Elisa and Justin Ross, Jace Yawnick Stuart and Shelly Gebell Israel Bonds Rochester Jewish Family Service Mona and Mark Kolko Debby Goldman Susan and Saul Marsh Deborah Ronnen and Sherman Levey Judy and Harold Samloff Bunny and Mort Skirboll St. John’s Marcia and Gary Stern

AGENT $500

Marilyn and Howard Berman Judy and Norm Blaustein Betsy and Stuart Bobry Daphne and Howard Cohen

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Contemporary Dentistry: Dr. Arlene Messer and Dr. Anna Bellous Dr. Eric M. Dreyfuss The Erdle Foundation Roberta and David Feldman Mike and Heidi Fishman Freedom Financial Planning: Michael Silverstein and Judy Plain Warren and Joyce Heilbronner Sylvia and Philip Kowal Film Festival Fund Ilana and Merwyn Kroll Renee Liebschutz LPWolch, CPAS, PC: Lorraine P. Wolch and Donald Onimus The BenAnna Bunch: Ben and Anna Markowitz Drs. Margaret and Arnold Matlin Linda and Sherwin Weinstein Drs. Robin and Michael Weintraub Dr. Joseph and Elise Wojciechowski

ACTOR $350

Donna and Martin Adwin Ann and Murray Astarita The Brokery LTC Agency – Syb and Arnie Bernhard Susan and Leslie Blumberg Simon and Josephine Braitman Family Supporting Foundation Debi and Ralph Brenner Sharon R. Brodsky Frederick and Debra Burger Randi and Richard Cowen Fern Marlan Daniel and Daniel S. Daniel Janet and Rick Dray Jerome and Audrey Freedman Essie Germanow

Bill and Ellen Gertzog Burt Gordon and Phyllis Kasdin Marvin and Barbara Gray Maynards Electric Supply Inc. Heritage Financial: Stewart Moscov and Steven Kane Paulina and Laurence Kovalsky Robert and Merilyn Israel Bonnie Jackson Richard and Marcia Kaplan Les and Monika Katzel Sue and Michael Lococo Arthur and Joy Moss Dr. Lee and Arlene Pollan Gabriela and Samuel Rind Dr. Gerald and Maxine Rosen Sylvia and Bernard Roth Noreen Salerno Rabbi Amy Sapowith Joyce Charles Schachter Professor Avi Seidmann and Raquel Benchoam. M.D. Melanie and Jeremy Wolk



Sylvia and Philip Kowal Fund Susan Carp Ross and Marlene Elkin Bonnie Jackson Robert and Janet Kowal Muriel Steinberg June L. Stornelli

We esp ec donors ially thank to the S and Phil ylvia ip who en Kowal Fund, sure the fut of the F ilm Fest ure ival.



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