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Winter 2014-15

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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 Robyn Morgan Seth Silver Marcia Stern Ron Von Perlstein

Chairman, Board of Governors: Jeremy Wolk

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

Development Director: Sarah Goldstein Post

Membership Director: Barbara Conklin Marketing Director: Susan LaRosa Graphic Designer: Lyndsay Thomas JCC Magazine is published quarterly by Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester 1200 Edgewood Avenue Rochester, NY 14618

Announcing the JCC Building Project Dear Members and Friends, The JCC is unquestionably the busiest Jewish neighborhood in Rochester, serving as a primary destination for Jewish engagement and a portal for Jewish communal life. In addition, we proudly serve the entire Rochester community, regardless of age, race, or affiliation, with a state-of-the-art fitness facility and first-rate programs and services. For the past 40 years, we’ve been doing all of that in our current building, which has served us well, with few updates needed in that time. That’s all about to change. As part of the Center’s strategic plan, our members, volunteers, and the management of the JCC have come together to implement an exciting building and renovation project.Increasing and modernizing space for the fitness facility, programs, and services as well as creating a comfortable atmosphere for community gatherings are the goals of this project. We are excited to bring all of these improvements to you…our valued members! Of the Center’s nearly 12,000 members, approximately 80% make use of the JCC’s extensive fitness and aquatics facilities. Our pool schedule is full, with lap swimmers, children’s swim lessons, and aqua aerobics classes. For this reason, the building project includes the installation of a second pool and outdoor splash park/pad. Now, there will be not one but two pools at the JCC to meet all of your aquatics needs all year long! Members expect and deserve state-of-the-art fitness - and while we already have the equipment, we will be adding space and lots of it! You will have plenty of room to stretch and enjoy your work out. We hope this new and comfortable fitness space encourages everyone to get fit and stay healthy. All of the many activities will be more easily accessible for you! With over 1,000 members throughout our community choosing to spend their time at the JCC each day, and hundreds of members from more than 75 community organizations making use of the JCC’s space annually, you will see a tremendous change in the flow and ease of the new JCC. Creating better space where you can get fit, celebrate, learn, and, of course, schmooze is a top priority. For each generation, the JCC has served as a home away from home, enriching our lives through an array of important, fun, and relevant programs and services. The JCC is where we grow from children to young adults, from parents to grandparents, from acquaintances to friends. The JCC keeps our hearts healthy, our minds strong, and our souls enriched. It is our responsibility to make sure this is always true. We are so lucky here in Rochester to have such a philanthropic community. Many have already come forward and pledged to generously support this ambitious but attainable effort, and we cannot thank you enough. But, we will need our entire community to make these plans a reality. If we are fortunate enough to reach our fundraising goal for this project, it is our hope to begin the first phase of the renovations in the late spring of 2015. As we look toward the future, where there will be mothers and daughters, grandfathers and grandsons, friends and family, all enjoying the activities that mean the most to them, we can’t help but smile as we remember our own experiences at the JCC. We are honored and excited to be a part of this project, and hope you’ll share in our excitement for Our Vision, Our Future…the Building Project for our new JCC.

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


Leslie Berkowitz Executive Director

Matthew Ryen President, JCC Board of Directors

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Contents In this issue 4

Our Vision, Our Future The JCCs Building Project


Youth Fitness

14 Fitness 16

Jewish Life & Learning


Children & Families


Cultural Arts


Adult Programs



JCC Holiday Hours: Wednesday, Dec 24 Thursday, Dec 25 Wednesday, Dec 31 Thursday, Jan 1

5am-5:30pm 8am-5:30pm 5am-5:30pm 8am-1:30pm

A Time to Remember, A Time to Say Thanks: Honoring the Lives and Legacies of Three Past JCC Presidents This has been a challenging time for our JCC family. During the past year and a half, we said goodbye to three past JCC presidents: Elliot Landsman z'l, Bruce Newman z'l, and Jane Glazer z'l. During this season of Hanukkah, we remember the Maccabees, the heroes who chose to fight for Judaism and Jewish community because, to them, there was nothing more important. In the spirit of this season, we remember each of these past presidents who gave of themselves selflessly, volunteering countless hours to ensure that our JCC community continued to grow and thrive. They helped us move seamlessly into the future while remaining deeply rooted in our shared heritage and past. The JCC will be forever indebted to their dedication and generosity, and is stronger because of their service, leadership, and vision.

The JCC Welcomes the Newest Members of the Board of Directors < Left to right: Matthew Ryen, Board Chair; Board Members Susan Sagan Levitan, Marcia Stern, Ben Levy, and Seth Silver


Our Vision, Our Future Building Project

Dramatic new additions to our aquatics area Let’s face it – the pool is crowded! Our members want to swim laps, take lessons, participate in aqua spin and aqua aerobics classes, splash, and play. And, everyone should be able to enjoy their favorite activity at once.

Two pools instead of one…it’s like a dream! Members will be able to swim laps uninterrupted in the lap pool, while others will enjoy the current and playing in the new splash park/pad during the summer.


Starr Greenwood

Adding a second pool will allow members to swim laps in the current pool nearly all day long! • A recreation and leisure pool

The zero-depth entry will make walking into the pool a breeze for toddlers, preschoolers, and those with mobility issues. Plus, it will ensure accessibility and safety.

• A water current

The water current in part of the new pool will be fun for kids and provide exercise opportunity for grown-ups.

• An outdoor splash park/pad

The outdoor splash park/pad will help Rochesterians get some vitamin D during the warm months.

• Outdoor seating

New outdoor seating will be a fun, relaxing place for families to enjoy the sun, food, and each other!


Our Vision, Our Future Building Project

Centralized and improved fitness space Ever dreamt about running while looking out at a field of children playing? How about riding a bike while watching the snow fall? Are you tired of not knowing where your Zumba® class is? Or wish we had more space for stretching after a workout? Well, your dreams might just come true…

With the new expansion, the JCC will be the premier fitness facility in the Rochester area, with state-of-the-art equipment and opportunities for even more program options.


Barb Conklin

If the funds are raised, our new state-of-the-art fitness center will feature: • Light! Let the sunshine in.

You’ll have windows…and lots of them! Treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, and other sweat-producing machines, all upstairs.

• Trying to tone and get buff? Head downstairs for strength training!

Group fitness classes will all be held in the former cardio and strength training rooms – no more wondering where to go.

• There will be a new large area for stretching and personal training – where someone else can kick your butt into shape!


Our Vision, Our Future Building Project

Main Street & Café Close your eyes. Imagine a beautiful, light, airy, relaxing place to go. Imagine delicious bagels, sandwiches, smoothies, and coffee. (Are we making you hungry?) Imagine free Wi-Fi that doesn’t require a purchase for use. Now imagine watching your kids play basketball while you surf the internet or play a game of bridge. Or imagine watching the snow fall while you eat lunch with your grandkids, or the sun shining on your back while you catch up with an old friend. Now open your eyes.

As a family of four, grabbing a snack and coffee together is a favorite part of our day. We can’t wait to see the new Main Street, with its restaurant, Wi-Fi, and extended space for members. This place is wonderful!


Terra Rivera

Don’t forget – the middle “C” in JCC is community. • The Main Street

will be a gathering place for community members of all ages, races, and religions.

• The new café

will combine the deliciousness and tradition of the deli with the necessary caffeine of the Coffee Shop. Plus, who hasn’t bought a snack for their “starving” kid?

• A new centrally located elevator

will provide closer, more convenient, and, let’s face it, faster access into the fitness center and aquatics areas.

• Freshening up of our auditoriums

will make them more attractive for events – such as your son’s Bar Mitzvah, the Book Festival, or the JCC’s Annual Gala. 9

Our Vision, Our Future Capital Campaign Donors Thank you to the following extraordinary donors who made commitments during the quiet phase of our campaign. We are so grateful for your wonderful support. This list recognizes all donors who made commitments prior to October 14, 2014. Cornerstone

Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation Louis S. and Molly B. Wolk Foundation


William and Sheila Konar Foundation


The Kovalsky Family Kozel Family Foundation


Max A. Adler Charitable Foundation Ames Amzalak Memorial Trust Terri and Harold Bobry Cornell/Weinstein Family Foundation The Kessler Families of Larry and Karen and Dennis Larry and Jane Glazer zâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l Essie Germanow in memory of Irving Germanow

David, Mara, Zoe, and Jaime Metzger Beryl and Joan Nussbaum Ben and Leora Rozin Noreen Salerno Susan Schaubert in memory of Bill and Maureen Schaubert Myron S. Silver Elaine and Leonard Simon Michael and Lynda Stock Matthew and Jennifer Wallace


Burton S. and Charles J. August Family Foundation Michael Bobry Stuart and Betsy Bobry Davenport-Hatch Foundation The Flaum Family Isaac Gordon Foundation Saul and Susan Marsh Bunny and Mort Skirboll and Family

Ann and Murray Astarita Carol and John Bennett Bernard and Lisa Birnbaum Jackie and Howard Davidson Loren and Jamie Flaum Daphne Futerman and Ira Jevotovsky Justin and Leah Goldman The Kleinman and Lestin Families Pamela and Richard Kroll Sarah F. Liebschutz Valerie and Jim Marsh Perry Myers in memory of Eleanor R. Myers Matt and Erinn Ryen Sid and Linda Weinstein Drs. Seth Zeidman and Eva Pressman Karen and Sy Zivan




Mr. and Mrs. Burton August Simon and Josephine Braitman Deborah Goldman Landsman Dr. Eric M. Dreyfuss William Goldstein Dan and Victoria Goldstein Warren and Joyce Heilbronner Landsman Development Corp. in memory of Elliott Landsman Lenore and Marshall Lesser Joe Lobozzo III in memory of Elliott Landsman Sanford and Jill Miller Lewis Norry Jeremy and Melanie Wolk


Anonymous Drs. Douglas and Jane Bennett Bruce z'l and Helene Newman Josh and Jennifer Weinstein


Leslie Berkowitz and Michael Lebowitz Jonathan and Ellen Broder Rivka Chatman Howard and Daphne Cohen Howard and Leslie Crane David and Anna May Eisenberg ESL Federal Credit Union in memory of Larry and Jane Glazer Futerman Supporting Foundation Stuart and Shari Goldstein Richard and Kim Gray Richard and Joan Markus Karen and Dan Menachof

Eke and Claudette Aiono Valerie and Jon Alhart Judy and Norman Blaustein Aaron and Amanda Cantor Steven and Diane Feldon Monica and Asher Flaum Robert and Lisa Fogel Warren and Risa Frankel John Golden and Judy Zeeman-Golden Steven and Susan Gordon in memory of Bruce Newman Sharon Gray and Scott Sherin Aaron and Staci Hiller David J. Pieramico Daniel and Sarah Goldstein Post Emily and Joshua Rittenberg Ron Von Perlstein Andrew and Jocelyn Wolff


Angelo and Marie Casciani in memory of Giraldo A. Casciani, a German concentration camp survivor of Stalag 1-XC Anthony Fazzary Dr. Richard Greene Staci Henning Marisa Kessler and Aaron Flajsing Carol and Julian Lee Stella Levinson Henry N. Metzger Jocelyn Goldberg Schaible Morris J. Shapiro, M.D.


Winter Youth Fitness Jan 5-Mar 27 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!

In Zone


Ages 6-11 Hours of Operation Sunday.......................... 9am-4pm Monday-Thursday........ 3-8pm Friday............................ 3-5:30pm Saturday........................ 8am-4pm


Holiday Hours Dec 22 & 23.................. 12-8pm Dec 24........................... 12-5:30pm Dec 25........................... 8:30am-2pm Dec 26........................... 12-5:30pm Dec 29 & 30.................. 12-8pm Dec 31........................... 12-5:30pm Jan 1.............................. 8:30am-1:30pm Jan 2.............................. 12-5:30pm Jan 19*.......................... 12-8pm Feb 16-19*.................... 12-8pm Feb 20*......................... 12-5:30pm *No Youth Fitness classes

In Zone Fitness Activities

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 4-4:35pm; Tuesday, 4:45-5:20pm Ages 6-11 Run on the treadmill, put some miles on our stationary bike, and row until you just can’t row anymore.

Running Club

Mondays, Jan 5-Mar 23, 4-4:35pm (no class Jan 19 & Feb 16) Ages 8-11/Track Learn the basics of becoming a better distance runner. Instructor: Carolyn Whitbeck Non Member: $55

Youth Karate

Mondays, Jan 5-Mar 23, 4-5pm (no class Jan 19 & Feb 16) 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

Mondays, Jan 5-Mar 23, 4:45-5:20pm (no class Jan 19 & Feb 16) Ages 9-11/TRX Studio A fitness class just for girls! Explore a variety of exercises. Reach individual and fitness potential. Instructor: Carolyn Whitbeck Non Member: $55

Pre-K and Kindergarten Physical Activity Classes

Tuesdays, Jan 6-Mar 24, 2-2:30pm Thursdays, Jan 8-Mar 26, 10-10:30am/2-2:30pm (no class Feb 17 & 19) Ages 5-6 Non-competitive interactive games and sports emphasize flexibility, confidence, and emotional wellbeing. Instructor: Carolyn Whitbeck Non Member: $55

Table Tennis

Tuesdays, Jan 6-Mar 24, 4-4:35pm (no class Feb 17) Ages 6-11/Gymnasium Learn rules, strategies, serve, backhand, forehand, and volley techniques. Instructor: Iosif Moscovici Non Member: $55

Yoga for Kids

Tuesdays, Jan 6-Mar 24, 4-4:35pm (no class Feb 17) Ages 5-11/Yoga Studio Explore yoga poses, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques. Instructor: Liza Savage-Katz Non Member: $55

Moves & Grooves

Wednesdays, Jan 7-Mar 25 4-4:35pm (no class Feb 18) Ages 5-11/Dance Studio A high-energy fitness party packed with choreographed, kid-friendly routines and music! Instructor: Jen Grow Non Member: $55

TRX® for Tweens

Thursdays, Jan 8-Mar 26, 4-4:35pm (no class Feb 19) Ages 10-11/TRX Studio TRX® is the ultimate body weight exercise tool and is now geared toward kids! Instructor: Carolyn Whitbeck Non Member: $55

Sport Court Fun

Thursdays, Jan 8-Mar 26 4:45-5:20pm (no class Feb 18) Ages 8-11/Gymnasium Play games like kickball, dodgeball, capture the flag, and more! Instructor: Carolyn Whitbeck Non Member: $55

Wii/Xbox Games

Wednesdays, 4:45-5:20pm Thursdays, 4:45-5:20pm Ages 6-11/In Zone Play all your favorite Wii and Kinect games. Just Dance 4, Kinect Adventures!, Mario Kart, Kinect Sports — we’ve got it all!

For more information about Youth Fitness classes, contact Carolyn Whitbeck at ext. 290 or

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Floor Hockey

Wednesdays, Jan 7-Mar 25 Grades K-2: 4-4:35pm Grades 3-6: 4:45-5:20pm (no class Feb 18) Gymnasium Learn the basics of stick handling, passing, and shooting. Instructor: Carolyn Whitbeck Non Member: $55

New! Krav Maga

Thursdays, Jan 8-Mar 26, 4-5pm (no class Feb 19) Ages 8-11/Auditorium B Krav Maga offers self-defense, fitness, and life skills through improving aerobic endurance, strength, speed, agility, and coordination. Instructor: Coach Ron Finstuen Non Member: $55

Basketball Skills Clinic Sundays, Dec 7-Feb 8, 1:30-2:30pm (no class Dec 21 & 28, Feb 8) Grades K-2/Gymnasium Bring your child to the gym to learn the basics of basketball, build positive character, and have a ton of fun! Instructor: Anthony Fazzary For more information, contact Anthony Fazzary at ext. 291 or Member: $35 Non Member: $45

Teen Basketball League

Sundays, Dec 7-Feb 8, 4-6pm (no class Dec 21 & 28, Feb 8) Ages 11-16/Gymnasium Organized Sunday Basketball League combining 30 minutes of skills and strategy development with tournament-style games. Girls, tell your friends, so we can have a girls’ and boys’ league running the same day! Instructor: Anthony Fazzary For more information, contact Anthony Fazzary at ext. 291 or Member: $35 Non Member: $45

Teen Floor Hockey League

Wednesdays, Dec 10-Feb 11 4-5:30pm (no class Dec 24 & 31) Ages 11-16/Gymnasium This league has it all — regulation goals, new goalie equipment, and eye protection provided. Learn skills, play games, and join the excitement! Instructor: Anthony Fazzary


For more information, contact Anthony Fazzary at ext. 291 or Member: $40 Non Member: $50

Teen Dodgeball League

Thursdays, Dec 11-Feb 12, 3:455:30pm (no class Dec 25 & Jan 1) Ages 11-16/Gymnasium Warm up with the popular game of ga-ga, then show off your arm and do the 4 Ds (duck, dive, dip, and dodge)! Instructor: Max Krieger For more information, contact Anthony Fazzary at ext. 291 or Member: $40 Non Member: $50

Co-ed Indoor Floor Hockey Leagues Sundays, Dec 14-Mar 29 (no class Dec 28) Grades 7-9 (Secondary League): 2-3:25pm Grades 3-6 (Elementary League): 3:30-5pm Auditorium Both leagues include preseason clinic, skill evaluation, and practice games. Participants receive team shirt and award. Sticks and pucks provided. Eye guards with lenses mandatory (not provided). Instructor: Dave Rogachefsky For more information, contact Dave Rogachefsky at ext. 805 or Member: $36

Sport-Specific Coaching: Basketball/Baseball Grades 3-10/Gymnasium Just learning the game and want to sharpen your skills? If you are motivated, Coach Anthony will support you in becoming a better player! Individual and Group rates available. Instructor: Anthony Fazzary For more information and pricing, contact Anthony Fazzary at ext. 291 or

Ages 11-16 Hours of Operation Sunday............... 12-4pm Monday-Thursday...3-8pm Friday................. 3-5:30pm Saturday............. 12-4pm Holiday Hours Dec 22 & 23....... 2-8pm Dec 24................ 2-5:30pm Dec 25 ............... 8:30am-1:30pm Dec 26................ 2-5:30pm Dec 29 & 30....... 2-8pm Dec 31................ 2-5:30pm Jan 1................... 8:30am-1:30pm Jan 2................... 2-5:30pm Jan 19 ................ 2-8pm Feb 16-19........... 2-8pm Feb 20................ 2-5:30pm

31st Annual Co-ed Youth 2v2 Floor Hockey Tournament

Thursday, Jan 1, 11am-1:30pm Grades K-12/Auditorium All teams are guaranteed three scheduled games. You may play above your grade level, with a parent’s permission, and in more than one tournament (double elimination). Sticks and pucks provided. Eye guards with lenses mandatory (not provided). Entry deadline is Monday, Dec 29. Instructor: Dave Rogachefsky For more information, contact Dave Rogachefsky at ext. 805 or Member: $13/team of two

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

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Thanksgiving Foodraiser

Bring a nonperishable food item to class and donate to Brighton Food Cupboard, a program of Jewish Family Service of Rochester. Guests are welcome.

9am...... Zumba® with Mandi Group Cycling with Ursula 10:15am.Power Yoga with Jen G. BodyPump™ with Marcy 11am.... Silver&Fit® with Andrea

A personalized training plan based on experience and fitness level. Price includes Indoor Triathlon registration fee. For more information, contact Rebecca Schmidt at ext. 271 or Member: $150 Non Member: $225

Krav Maga

Men’s Over 30 Wednesday Night Basketball League

New Year, New You: Winter Detox and Cleanse

Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 7-8pm This self-defense system was developed in Israel consisting of a wide combination of techniques for realistic situations. Gain fitness, confidence, and self-defense skills. Member: $80 Non Member: $100

Krav Maga Prep

Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 6-7pm For participants with physical concerns who wish to begin slowly with lower intensity. Member: $80 Non Member: $100 For more information about Krav Maga, contact Brian Dengler at ext. 248 or


Pilates Reformers and Chairs


All sessions begin in Nov (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 (two people required to book 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

Dec 3-Mar 25, 7-9:30pm (10-game season and playoffs) Shirt and referee provided. Season ends with an awards banquet. Register by Nov 26 and save $25! Member: $125 Non Member: $200

Men’s Under 35 Thursday Night Basketball League

Dec 11-Mar 26, 7-9:30pm (10-game season and playoffs) Shirt and referee provided. End-ofseason awards banquet. Register by Nov 26 and save $25! Member: $125 Non Member: $200 For more information about the men's basketball leagues, contact Brian Dengler at ext. 248 or

Stretch Relief

Wednesday, Dec 10, 7-8am Yoga Studio Learn to stretch properly in order to maximize strength and avoid injury. Instructor: Wendy Beller Madway For more information, contact Rebecca Schmidt at ext. 271 or Member: $8 Non Member: $12

Dec 25 Group Fitness

9am.........BodyStep™ with Suzy Group Cycling with Kim 10:15am BodyPump™ with Suzy Mixed Levels Yoga with Wendy 11am.......Silver&Fit® with Andrea

Jan 1 Group Fitness

9am........ BodyAttack™ with Shara Group Cycling with Diane 10:15am BodyPump™ with Diane & Steve Mixed Levels Yoga with Dylan 11am...... Silver&Fit® with Andrea

12 Weeks to Tri: Triathlon Training Class Wednesdays, Jan 7-Mar 25, 6:30pm

Sundays, Jan 11-25, 8:30-10am Nourish and rejuvenate your body and mind. Program includes shopping lists, recipes, access to private Facebook page, daily e-mails, and additional e-mail support. Facilitator: Adrienne Markus, Certified Health Coach and Nutrition Consultant Member: $115 Non Member: $130

Pickleball League

Member Registration: Dec 22 Non Member Registration: Dec 29 League begins Jan 12 Gymnasium All skill levels welcome. Ladder format and advanced leagues. Meet new players and improve your game. For more information, contact Brian Dengler at ext. 248 or bdengler@ Member: $30 Non Member: $40

Pickleball Clinic Begins Jan 13, 10:30-11:30am Gymnasium Learn the game or improve your skills. Review rules, strokes, and strategies. For more information, contact Brian Dengler at ext. 248 or Member: $10 Non Member: $15

Coming in January: Specialty Training Groups

These small group training classes provide a cost-effective option, allowing you to benefit from a great workout with the knowledge and guidance of our certified professional staff. For more information, contact Eke Aiono at ext. 270 or eaiono@

Member Connections American Heart Month

Monday, Feb 9 "Reduce Your Risk Raffle" JCC Supporting healthy hearts at the JCC. More details to come.

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Annual Indoor Triathlon

Wellness Programs Music, Mindfulness, and Motion

Tuesdays & Thursdays Jan 6-Feb 12, 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.

Stretching the Limits Parkinson’s Class

All sessions begin in Nov Eight-week group exercise classes. Benefits include improved flexibility of lower back and hip flexors, posture, and balance; increased body awareness; functional exercises for strength training; and the ability to get up from chair or floor. An evaluation must be completed by participants in order to be placed into one of the following classes: Stretching the Limits I Tuesdays & Fridays, 10-11am For those who have limited ability when it comes to walking or getting up from a chair. Some functional exercises included which can be performed while seated. Stretching the Limits II (Intermediate) Mondays & Wednesdays, 3-4pm/ Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3-4pm For those who are mobile and can


move around with limited assistance. Classes include functional exercises such as getting up and down from a 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. For more information, contact Rebecca Schmidt at ext. 271 or rschmidt@ Member/Non Member: $100 (subsidies available)

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.


Sunday, Mar 29 Challenge yourself with a 15-minute swim, bike, and run. Individual, Family, and School team categories available. For more information, contact Brian Dengler at ext. 248 or

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

Joints in Motion

Mondays, Jan 5-Mar 23 1:15-2:15pm Swimming Pool Taught by a Certified Arthritis Instructor, this class is ideal for anyone suffering from range of motion or flexibility problems. For more information, contact Starr Greenwood at ext. 267 or Member: $48 Non Member: $60

Cardiac Fitness Program

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 8:30am-12pm Cardiac Fitness Room Individuals learn to self-manage their overall cardiovascular health, decrease risk factors for heart disease, and implement a healthy lifestyle in this supervised exercise program. For more information, contact Carm Heidt at ext. 306 or Member: $180/year

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 Main Desk and complete a membership application. Annual fee of $25 is paid directly by calling AshLink at 877-427-4788. 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. Silver&Fit®: Zumba® Gold: Wednesdays, 11-11:45am Silver&Fit® II: Experience: Sundays, 11-11:45am

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

Do a Mitzvah: Donate Your Used Eye Glasses

Give someone the gift of sight! Please consider donating your used eyewear — prescription or non — to individuals in need, both here in Rochester and throughout the world. A collection bin will be located near the Main Desk throughout the month of December. Thank you to Richard Levy of Eye Openers Optical Fashions for facilitating this wonderful mitzvah.


The Resource Place Library


The Resource Place has a new lending library! This beautiful annex of the Feinbloom Library is open during regular JCC hours. Stop and check out our collection of Jewish-themed books.

Holiday Learning with Rabbi Adam Aranov Hanukkah: Reach for the Sky Tuesday, Dec 16, 7-8pm Conference Room Free

Tu B’Shevat: When Bread Grew on Trees Tuesday, Feb 3, 7-8pm Conference Room Free Co-sponsored by Congregation Ohr Torah.

Lots of Latkes: Adult Hanukkah Lunch

Thursday, Dec 18, 12pm The Resource Place Join us for a delicious Hanukkahthemed lunch. Registration required. Member: $6 Non Member: $9

Come Light the Menorah!

Friday, Dec 19, 4:15pm JCC Menorah by the Main Parking Lot Come help us light the lights of Hanukkah. Free

"When I Marched in Selma, My Feet Were Praying": Looking Back at the History of Jews and the Civil Rights Movement A thought-provoking series co-sponsored by the Brighton Memorial Library, M.K. Gandhi Institute for NonViolence, the Greater Rochester Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, and PJ Library®.

Wondrous Oblivion Sunday, Jan 18, 7pm Hart Theater This beautiful 2003 narrative film, set in 1960s Britain, explores the challenges of religion, race, and identity through the growing friendship of a young Jewish teen and his new Jamaican neighbors. Moderator: Nora Rubel, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religion, University of Rochester As Good as Anybody: A PJ Library Workshop Monday, Jan 19, 4-5pm The Resource Place Calling all children in grades one through four! Join us on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day for a handson workshop on the PJ Library® book As Good as Anybody: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Amazing March Toward Freedom by Richard Michelson. Registration required. Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years Wednesday, Jan 21, 1pm: Mississippi: Is This America? (1962-1964) Thursday, Jan 22, 1pm: Bridge to Freedom (1965) Tuesday, Jan 20, 7pm: Double Feature of Both Segments (with intermission) The Resource Place Screenings of two hour-long segments of the most critically acclaimed documentary on civil

rights in America, preceded by brief presentations on the relationship between the Jewish American community and these pivotal historical events. List of recommended civil rightsthemed readings and films provided courtesy of the Brighton Memorial Library.

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 Yoga Studio Bring together Jewish spirituality with the practice of yoga. Suitable for all levels. Instructor: Wendy Beller Madway For more information, contact Rebecca Schmidt at ext. 271 or Free

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Nine-week sessions begin Jan 20 & 21 Discover the world of Yiddish! Instructor: Deborah Rothman Member: $90/session Non Member: $120/session Beginner Yiddish and Yiddishkeit Tuesdays, 10:15-11:30am Yiddish Culture Center Intermediate and Advanced Yiddish and Yiddishkeit Wednesdays, 11:30am-12:30pm Yiddish Culture Center For more information about Jewish Life & Learning programs, contact Joy Getnick at ext. 239 or

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Swim Schedule Winter 2014-2015 Gesher registration due Dec 5 Member registration opens Dec 7 Non Member registration begins Dec 21


Sundays, Jan 4-Mar 22 (no class Feb 15) Tuesdays, Jan 6-Mar 24 (no class Feb 17) Wednesdays, Jan 7-Mar 25 (no class Feb 18) Thursdays, Jan 8-Mar 26 (no class Feb 19) Member: $110 Non Member: $165


Tiny Tots and Parents Sundays, 10-10:30am Ages 10 months-2 years Water games, blowing bubbles, kicking, and beginner floating. Min: 4, Max: 12 Advanced Tiny Tots and Parents Sundays, 10:30-11am Ages 3-4 Blowing bubbles, kicking, beginner floating, arm stroke, and safety skills. Min: 4, Max: 12 Level 1 Sundays, 11-11:30am Tuesdays, 5-5:30pm Thursdays, 4:30-5pm Ages 4-5 Kicking, floating, jumping in, and putting the face in the water. 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 Ages 4-7 Front and back crawl, floating safety, and rescue skills. Min: 3, Max: 4 Level 3 Sundays, 11:30am-12pm/1-1:30pm Tuesdays, 4-4:30pm/4:30-5pm Wednesdays, 4:30-5pm/4-4:30pm Thursdays, 4-4:30pm/5-5:30pm Ages 6+ Prerequisite: Level 2 Elementary backstroke; rotary breathing; front and back crawl; and safety, survival, and rescue skills. Min: 3, Max: 5

Level 4 Sundays, 11:30am-12pm/1-1:30pm Tuesdays, 4:30-5pm Wednesdays, 5-5:30pm Thursdays, 4-4:30pm/5-5:30pm Ages 6+ Prerequisite: Level 3 For the child with good front and back crawl for 10 yards. Review key strokes and skills. Introduction to sidestroke and breaststroke kick. Min: 4, Max: 6 Level 5 Sundays, 11:30am-12pm/1:30-2pm Wednesdays, 4:30-5pm Thursdays, 5-5:30pm Ages 7+ Prerequisite: Level 4 Refine key strokes and skills. Introduction to butterfly, open turns, and feet-first dives. Min: 4, Max: 6 Level 6 Sundays, 1:30-2:15pm Thursdays, 4-4:45pm Ages 7+ Prerequisite: Level 5 Continue to work on stroke efficiency and rescue skills. Min: 4, Max: 8 For more information or swim class placement, contact Hanna Bergwall at ext. 289 or 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.

Private Lessons

Anyone, at 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 two to four participants working with an instructor. Lesson days and times are at your convenience. Private Lessons Member Non Member 1 lesson               $25                      $35 3 lessons              $72                      $102 6 lessons              $138                    $198 10 lessons           $220                    $320 Semi-Private Lessons Member Non Member 1 lesson               $30                       $40 3 lessons              $87                       $117 6 lessons              $168                     $228 10 lessons           $270                     $370 For more information, contact Hanna Bergwall at ext. 289 or

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Ages 5+ Snowshoeing at Black Creek Park Dec 20 & 28, 10am-4pm Snowshoeing at Durand Eastman Park Dec 21, 10am-4pm Snowshoeing at Markus Park Dec 25, 12-4pm Try snowshoeing for the first time, or for the novice, develop your skills, then join us for a leisurely hike on the Lehigh Valley Trail. Snowshoeing at Rattlesnake Hill Wildlife Management Area Dec 27 & Jan 4, 10am-4pm Snowshoeing at Mendon Ponds Park Jan 3 & 11, Feb 14 & 22, 10am-4pm Cross-Country Skiing at Markus Park Jan 17 & 25, Feb 21, 10am-4pm Snowshoeing at Powder Mills Park Jan 18 & 24, Feb 28, 10am-4pm Snowshoeing at Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area Jan 31 & Feb 8, 10am-4pm Hiking at Letchworth State Park Feb 7 & 15, 10am-4pm Bag lunch provided. For more information, contact Joshua Van Horn at ext. 301 or Member: $18 Non Member: $24 Please note: Equipment rentals are available at an extra charge.

Bar and Bat Mitzvah Parties

The JCC is the perfect place to host your child’s special celebration! We will work with you to create a unique event that you will remember forever. Activities may include swimming, disco roller skating, sports, games, DJ, dancing, and much more.  For more information or to reserve your date for a party at the JCC, contact Amy Exton at ext. 268 or


Holiday Hours Nov 27.................8:30am-1:30pm Nov 28.................8:30am-5:30pm Dec 24..................8:30am-5pm Dec 25..................8:30am-2pm Dec 26..................8:30am-5:30pm Dec 30..................8:30am-8pm Dec 31..................8:30am-5pm Jan 1.....................8:30am-1:30pm Jan 2.....................8:30am-5:30pm Jan 19...................8:30am-8pm Feb 16-19.............8:30am-8pm Feb 20..................8:30am-5:30pm

Sitter Service

Ages 6 weeks-4 years Free to JCC Family Members! Two-hour time limit and ratios observed. Hours of Operation Sunday.................9am-4pm Monday-Thursday 8:30am-1pm & 4-8pm Friday...................8:30am-1pm & 3-5pm Saturday...............8am-4pm Holiday Hours Dec 24..................8:30am-5pm Dec 25..................8:30am-1pm Dec 31..................8:30am-5pm Jan 1.....................8:30am-1:30pm

Vacation Camps at the JCC Grades K-6 Spend vacation with friends, learning and having fun in a wholesome and exciting atmosphere. Options include field trips, enrichment programs, and themed activities. For more information, contact Rochelle Feldman at ext. 234 or gesher@ Regular Day (9am-4pm) Member: $55 Non Member: $65 Extended Day (7am-6pm) Member: $64 Non Member: $74 Color War Week Dec 22, 23, 26, 29, 30, 31 & Jan 2 Participate in competitions, including sports, crafts, teamwork, sportsmanship, cheering, and more! Sledding at Camp Sisol Monday, Jan 19 (MLK, Jr. Day) Enjoy Camp Sisol in the winter, including hiking, sledding, singalongs, and hot cocoa in the lodge! Field Trip Week Monday-Friday, Feb 16-20 We will explore a different place in Rochester each day, including the JCC, Rochester Museum & Science Center, Strasenburgh Planetarium, Adventure Landing, and a visit from the ZooMobile!


JCC Adventure Club

Ages 2-10 Free to JCC Family Members! Children under age four must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or sibling in the seventh grade or above, who shall remain with the child in the PlayGym area and on the structure at all times. Children ages 5-10 must be signed in and out by an adult remaining in the JCC. Hours of Operation Sunday.................9am-4pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8:30am-2pm & 4-8pm Wednesday.........8:30am-2pm & 5-8pm Saturday...............8am-4pm

Homeschool at the JCC

A membership opportunity exclusively for homeschool families, including full access to JCC amenities Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm! Includes Sitter Service, PlayGym, group fitness classes, Fitness Center, Coffee Shop, Geulah’s Café, homeschool activity days, enrichment classes, and teen days. For more information, contact Dan Irving at ext. 271 or

Birthday Parties

Plan your child’s next birthday party at the JCC! Let our staff entertain your kids and run the party for you. Choose from: Movie in the Pool, PlayGym, In Zone, bounce house, reptiles, disco roller skating, ponies, magicians, and a 70’ obstacle course bounce house! For more information, contact Amy Exton at ext. 268 or

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Saturday, Dec 13, 5:30-8pm Drop off your children ages 5-13 for an evening out! Activities for the kids will include a Hanukkah-related mitzvah activity, kosher pizza bagel dinner, crafts, PlayGym, In Zone, floor hockey, and a screening of Toy Story 2. Registration is required. Walk-in rate, if space permits, is $15 per child. For more information, please call the JCC Main Desk at 461-2000. JCC Members Only: $5/child

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Sunday, Feb 1, 1-4pm Tu Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Shevat, the Jewish birthday of the trees, reminds us to celebrate the beauty of the changing seasons. Join us to celebrate the season of snow! Activities include nature crafts, movies, Frozen-themed dance party, family yoga, snowman building contest, scavenger hunt, games, story time by the fireplace, snacks, and snowshoeing! No registration required. Open to Members and Non Members. For more information, contact Joy Getnick at ext. 239 or Free

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THELMA REESE The New Senior Woman: Reinventing the Years Beyond Mid-Life Tuesday, January 27, 2pm, Member: $8 Non Member: $11 St. John’s Brickstone, 1325 Elmwood Avenue Retired college professors Drs. Thelma Reese and Barbara Fleisher set out to be "ElderChicks," conducting research, gathering stories and blogging about the fastest growing segment of the population: senior women in the 21st century, all of whom are doing things their mothers (and fathers) couldn't have imagined. Women of all ages will be encouraged and inspired by their vibrant stories.

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Sunday, February 1, 11am, Member: $5 Non Member: $7 JCC Auditorium Two diamond-obsessed college students - Asher and Brooke - are on a collision course with romance. Asher's introverted manner and tense family dynamic threaten to derail their chances at happiness at nearly every turn. While helping Brooke with her master's project, she stumbles upon an exciting scientific theory about diamonds that could change the world - would this change be for the better?

GAIL SHEEHY Daring: My Passages Sunday, March 1, 2pm, Member: $8 Non Member: $11 Atkin Center at Jewish Senior Life, 2021 S. Winton Road The author of the classic New York Times best seller Passages returns with her inspiring memoir: a chronicle of her trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking "girl" journalist in the 1960s and one of the premier political profilers of modern times. Sheehy reflects on desire, ambition, and wanting it all - career, love, children, friends, social significance - and lays bare her major life passages: false starts and surprise successes; the shock of failures and inner crises; betrayal in a first marriage; life as a single mother; flings of an ardent, liberated young woman; her adoption of a second daughter from a refugee camp; marriage to the love of her life, and their ensuing years of happiness even in the shadow of illness.

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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 If minimum registration is not met, classes may be cancelled. Please call The Resource Place for more information.


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Dating After Divorce Monday, Jan 12, 12pm Conference Room How do you know when you’re ready to date again? If you have children, how do you talk to them about your social life? Join us for this helpful workshop, as you navigate this new journey. Price includes lunch. Facilitator: Dan Rosen, LCSW-R Member: $15 Non Member: $18

Help Fulfill the Mitzvah of Hachnasat Orchim Are you willing to open your home during secular and Jewish holidays to those in our community who are new to the 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!

Mindful Parenting Wednesday, Feb 4, 12pm Conference Room Learn techniques and strategies that will allow you to be more present in your parenting. Increase your awareness and enjoyment of each of the precious moments that pass by so quickly. Price includes lunch. Facilitator: Jennifer Zaffuts, M.S.Ed. Member: $15 Non Member: $18

Nutrition Eating for Energy: Creating a Balanced New You Wednesday, Jan 21, 1pm Auditorium A What would your life be like with more energy? Which foods increase energy? Price includes samples and recipes. Facilitator: Adrienne Markus, Certified Health Coach and Nutrition Consultant Member: $15 Non Member: $18 Trust Your Gut Wednesday, Feb 25, 1pm Conference Room Learn why the saying “All disease begins in the gut” is so true. Facilitator: Adrienne Markus, Certified Health Coach and Nutrition Consultant Member: $15 Non Member: $18

Interfaith Connection Connect with other interfaith couples. Interfaith Connection serves couples with one Jewish partner in a committed relationship, with or without children. For more information, contact Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW. Free Hanukkah/Christmas Dilemma and Open Discussion on Interfaith Issues Sunday, Dec 7, 9:30am The Resource Place Join us for a free bagel breakfast and an opportunity to discuss this potentially difficult time of year for interfaith couples. To RSVP, contact Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW. Interfaith Relationship Counseling 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 also held at area synagogues. For an appointment at the JCC or an area synagogue, contact Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW. 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. Free Sitter Service is available. Facilitator: Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW For more information, visit or contact Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW. Free The Grandparents Circle For Jewish grandparents whose children are intermarried. Share your Jewish 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 more information, visit JOI. org or contact Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW. Free Interfaith Connection, Interfaith Relationship Counseling, The Mothers Circle, and The Grandparents Circle are made possible through the generosity of the Regina and Harry Cornell Fund. Lifespan Presents: Health Insurance Information, Counseling, and Assistance Program Are you eligible for Medicare? Do you want unbiased information about choosing health insurance? Lifespan’s trained volunteer counselors can help. To schedule an appointment, contact Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW. Free Prostate Cancer Support, Education, and Advocacy Second Thursday of Each Month 7-9pm Dec 11: Annual Holiday Gathering for Us TOO Rochester NY Jan 8: A Dashboard Project for Men Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer by

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Jewish Family Service of Rochester First & Third Friday of Each Month 9-11am JCC Main Lobby A Geriatric Care Manager will be available to answer your questions related to older adults living in Monroe County. For more information, call Kate O’Brien, B.S.W., M.S., M.H.S.A., Supervisor of Community Case Management, at 461-0110, ext. 123. Free Caring for a Parent/Loved One Support Group Mondays, Dec 15, Jan 19 & Feb 16 1pm Room 1 Get support to help care for your aging parent or loved one. Preregistration is required 48 hours prior to a group meeting. Facilitator: Kate O’Brien, B.S.W., M.S., M.H.S.A., Supervisor of Community Case Management, Jewish Family Service of Rochester For more information, contact Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW. Free

Activities and Education The Art of Painting Mondays, 10am Art Studio Express your creative side through painting! The instructor will provide a materials list. Painting coupon booklets must be purchased at the Main Desk to enter the class. Instructor: Allison Roberts For more information, contact Carrie Dengler. Member: $55 Non Member: $88

The adult painting class celebrates with p Paxton Maffett as he retires from teaching painting at the JCC for the past 25 years!


Senior Days at the “J” Mondays & Thursdays 10:15am-1pm The Resource Place Looking to meet other adults in a casual atmosphere? Come to our social group! We follow a calendar of events, including discussions, card games, bingo, movies, sing-alongs, and more. Monthly schedules are available in The Resource Place. For more information, contact Carrie Dengler. Free Men in Transition Tuesdays, 8:30-10am The Resource Place An association of retired men ranging in age from early 60s and upward. Enjoy bagels, coffee, and discussion. Special speakers are regularly scheduled. For more information, contact Carrie Dengler. Marquetry Wednesdays, 9am Art Studio Marquetry is art made from thin pieces of wood veneer glued together to form a picture or pattern. Drop in to learn this craft or work on a project. A list of materials will be provided. Facilitator: Nadia Sanow For more information, contact Carrie Dengler. Member: Free Non Member: $20 Current Events Wednesdays, 11am-1pm Room 1 Come to discuss topics that interest you. Coffee is available and there is a break for lunch. For more information, contact Carrie Dengler. Free

Book Club Room 2 In conjunction with the JCC Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival, we are hosting a Book Club that meets every six weeks. Read interesting and thought-provoking books and enjoy stimulating conversation. Facilitator: Michael Miller For more information, contact Carrie Dengler. J C C L A N E D W O R K I N Free

Love to read and share? A new Book Club co-sponsored by the JCC Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival and The Resource Place is being led by the JCC’s own Michael Miller. Meeting every six weeks, the group is open to adults. Drop in — no RSVP required. Need additional motivation? “We serve cookies!” Mike says with a smile. “I like to call it ‘Mike and the Bubbes,’” he explains. “I’m most surprised at how much I am enjoying it.” Of course, it’s not restricted to bubbes, and Mike invites what he’d call the “hubbies” to join this eclectic group. There is no cost to attend, and the books do not need to be purchased (they are available at local public libraries). “We follow the same rules as the Jewish Book Festival,” Mike continues. “Books must have Jewish content or be by a Jewish author.” The group itself decides on the books to read, and they alternate between fiction and non-fiction. Mike feels the perspectives of the readers — some Jewish, some not — lead to thoughtful, inciteful conversations. “I’ve been impressed with the high level of discussion.” Recent books the group has read include 97 Orchard (which discusses tenement families through the foods they ate), The Forgetting River (in which a Catholic woman traces her roots to the Spanish Inquisition, only to discover she is Jewish), and The Dovekeepers (a tale of resourceful and secretive women fighting for survival in the desperate days of the siege in the early years A.D.).

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James Dolan, Ph.D. Conference Room Monthly meetings that include medical experts and provide a forum to discuss concerns or outcomes experienced by survivors of prostate cancer and their loved ones. Free


Crafting Thursdays, 10am-2pm Art Studio Instruction will focus on copper enameling and quilting. For more information, contact Carrie Dengler. Member: Free Non Member: $20 New! Coffee & Conversation First Thursday of Each Month 10:15-10:45am The Resource Place Come and enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack. Meet new friends and hear what events are coming up. Feel free to exercise after or stay for the rest of the Senior Days at the “J” program. Free


Connections for Women First Thursday of Each Month 1-2:15pm Room 1 A group of women ranging in age from early 60s and upward. Enjoy coffee, speakers, outings, and discussion. For more information, contact Carrie Dengler. Free


WXXI Reachout Radio This audio information service provides convenient access to printed material for people who can no longer read standard print due to visual or physical handicap. For more information, call Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW. Free Mahjong Instruction Wednesdays, Dec 3-17, 1-4pm The Resource Place Join others as you learn the basics in this three-week class taught by a master teacher. Instructor: June Rapowitz For more information, contact Carrie Dengler. Member: $40 Non Member: $45 AARP Driver Safety Course Mondays & Wednesdays, Dec 15 & 17, Jan 5 & 7, Feb 9 & 11 9am-1pm Earn discounts on your auto insurance with this New York Stateapproved driver safety course. Payment must be made by check to AARP on the first day of class. For more information, contact Carrie Dengler. AARP Member: $20 Non AARP Member: $25

Jewish Singles Happy Hour Thursday, Jan 15, 5-6pm Ages 35-50 JCC Coffee Shop Join us for wine, light appetizers, and an opportunity to meet new people. RSVP is required 72 hours prior. For more information, contact Carrie Dengler. Free Happy Hour with Live Music Thursday, Jan 22, 5-6pm JCC Coffee Shop Come have a drink or snack and listen to the acoustic folk stylings of Jerry and Kathy Falzone. Free

More Than Just Luck: How to Make Your Relationship Last Wednesday, Feb 4, 7:15pm Join this phone conference from the comfort of your home and learn some important strategies for building and maintaining a longlasting, committed relationship. Facilitator: Audrey Berger, Ph.D. Member: $15 Non Member: $18 MVP Health Care Presents: Coping with Change Thursday, Feb 12, 12:30pm The Resource Place Learn how our personality styles affect change, explore the stages of change, and how to ease into the transition of change. Registration is required. Facilitator: Cheryl Minchella, MVP Health Care Free

Lunch and Learn Lunch and Film with Howard Golove Wednesdays, 11:30am Dec 3: Guys and Dolls Dec 10: Hello, Dolly! Dec 17: Dreamgirls Conference Room Join us for an inside look at some of Hollywood’s biggest musicals. A box lunch is included. Registration is required. Facilitator: Howard Golove Member: $7 Non Member: $9 Innovative Solutions for People with Disabilities: Planning for the Future Tuesday, Jan 27, 12pm Conference Room This presentation is for caregivers, family members, or guardians planning for the future of a loved one with special needs. Lunch is included. Facilitator: James Traylor, Special Care Planner, Financial Architects Member: $7 Non Member: $9

Yachad: Access to Community Programs for Developmentally Disabled Adults Yachad (“Together”): Access to Community offers an environment in which adults with developmental disabilities inclusively participate in JCC life. Through music, movement, crafts, workshops, religious services, and food, we strive to provide all participants with positive, meaningful opportunities to celebrate Jewish traditions. Yachad provides an average of two programs per month, some here at the JCC and some out in the community. For more information about upcoming events, contact Ann Gilbert-Winterman at ext. 259 or, or visit us at 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.

A special thank you to our donors for contributions received July 8-October 13, 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

Rolie Abkowitz in memory of Dr. Joshua Hollander Joan and Edward After Helen Cohen Norma and Arnold Andzer Robert Angst Neil Auble Brett Baker Linda Baker Ruth L. Baker Sue Baker Inez and Isaac Baranes John H. Barnes Barbara and Ken Baron Maria and David Baronov Verna and William Baumgarten Virginia and Ted Bennett Sarah Nemetz and Michel Berg Harold Berger Ellen and Charles Bernitt Linda and Harvey Berson Audrey L. Biernbaum Linda and Allen Blair Rosamond Blakeslee Elizabeth S. Boddie Lynette and Robert Bolger Sandra and Earl Boulter Elaine Brauer Louise and Wilhelm Braun Linda Brooks Juliana and Richard Buck Elizabeth and John Bunce Alvaro Cadina Cenie Cafarelli Geraldine Calder John L. Callaghan Mary and Paul Callaway Donna H. Capuano Rita and Constantino Capuano Carl Lasky & Lottie Weinrib Lasky Charitable Fund Kathleen E. Carroll and Margaret Keller Rebecca Cassara Patricia Chadwick Ann Chazan Mary Ann Chiella Darryl Cigelnik Ali Citron and Shawn Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Shea Valerie Price Ciufo and Philip Ciufo Beryl and Bill Clymer Mary and James Coffey Barbara and Irving Cohen Sandra Cohen Nelson and Stuart Cohen Janet Collamer and James Baker Barbara and William Colombo Betsy and Arthur Comisar Brenda R. Comisar

Joyce Conner Amy and Daniel Considine Alice Cooney Lenore and Donald Cooper Elnora Cooper Patricia Corcoran Monica and Albert Cornelio Robert Cossaboon Joyce Curran Ramona and Rodney Curtis Dr. Daniel S. Daniel and Fern Marlan Daniel Susan Dawson The Sue and Joe DeGeorge Foundation Maurice and Barbara DeMay Luba Denisenko Nella DeVitto Sharon and Melvyn Diamond Louise Dolliver Katherine and Adam Kreag Donovan Susan and Edward Drexler Karen Drysdale Louise and Richard Eggleston Judy and Paul Eissenstat Jacomina and John Ejaife Lisa and Joel Elliot Robert A. Ellson Julia B. Everitt Maryana and Ruvim Falkovich Susan and Raymond D. Feasey Rhea and Harold Feinberg Irving Fierman Jacob N. Finkelstein Dolly and Harold Fishman Eileen and Marvin Fishman Susan and Tim Fogal Richard S. Fox Eugene Fram Cathleen M. Frank Hon. Sandra Frankel and Dr. Neil Frankel Dorothy Fredenburg Alan and Ronny Frishman Joanne Furer Linda Garfinkel Zema Gelin David Every Jodi and John Giancursio Barbara and James Glinsky Mort and Marilyn Goldberg Joyce and Morrey Goldman Marvin F. Goldsberry Betty Goldstein Inge and Lawrence Goldstein Jeanette Goldstein Marjorie and Julian Goldstein Esther and Howard Golove Lillian and Julian Gordon

Susan and Steven Goss Lewis Gould Marlene and John Green Benita Greenfield Alexandria Terziev and Allan Greenleaf Mary Lou Greibus Beverly and Marvin Groden Laxmi Gupta Josephine and John Hallagan Claudia Hance Oren Harary Sylvia and David Harrison Mary A. Hartshorn Pat and Gary Hettrich Hannelore Heyer Nonna Brian Hirschfield Geraldine Hoag Barbara Hollander Arthur and Constance Holtz Janet and Britton Hopkin Nancy Horn Dorothy and Ronald Horning Paul Horowitz Cecelia Horwitz and Floyd Tucker Barbara and Edward Ingerick Maureen Iten Kayla Jackson June and Frederick Jefferson Dolores and Gerhard Jesske Irene Johnston Jerome J. Joseph Roberta and Frederick Kalsbeek Rabbi Alan J. Katz Ruth and Daniel Katz Dolores Kennard Roberta Kinel Lorraine and Daniel Kirk Regina Kiperman Kiselgof Patricia Klees Lenora Klein Muriel Klein Dolores L. Kleinberg Jennifer Kling Rebecca Klymn Anne Korenstein Ruth Kramer and Peter Kristal Hy Kreitzman Judy and Michael Krieger Drs. Sharon Berkowitz and Damian Krysan Isadora and Stephen Kunitz Marcia and Scott Ladin Lee Lang Everett Larrabee Susan and Hyman Lasker Donna Lawrence Janet and John Leverson Rose Levin Henrietta and Maurice Levine MANY THANKS TO OUR CONTRIBUTORS


Todah Rabah (Thank You)



Kimberly and Steven Levitsky Sandra and Meyer Levy Marcia Lewis Frances and Anthony Limuti Kathleen K. London Ann Marie Loughlin Linda Lowenstein Camilla Maas Roseve and Richard Mainzer Lawrence Markus Rose and Wayne Martin Maureen and John May Marilyn and John McCrank Therese and Robert McCrone James McGrath Christine and Robert McGraw, Jr. Ann McKee Ida and Robert McVeigh Rosa and Hans Menco Ruth Messinger Marcia Wishengrad and Robert J. Metzger Jonathan Miller Lynda and Edward Miller Deanna Rodriguez and Michael Miller Fritz Minges Sofiya Moldavskaya and Zakhar Shvartsman Carolyn Moore Mary Pizzente-Morich and William Morich Estelle and Herbert Morris Frank Mossey Sylvia Moukous Linda and Joseph Mulcahy Mildred and Morry Natal Karen and Ronald Newman Joan and Beryl Nusbaum Evelyn Ofsowitz Thomas Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill Lynn Ousterhout Jean and Daniel Owerbach Glenn Palmer Marjory Park and James Marks Merle and Nick Pieramico Albert H. Pinsky David Pittinaro Carole and Joseph Plate Irving Pobboravsky Beverly Proper Lisbeth Quesnel Abigail and Saul Rasnick Golda and Sidney J. Rayburn Nancy and Richard Reitkopp Luke Render Margaret and Robert Reynolds Virdell Robbins Ruth Roncinske Lara Evans Richard Rosenbloom Marcia and Harry Rosenfeld Gloria and Irving Rosenstein Esther Conwell Rothberg Mary Ann and Bill Rourke Beatrice and Paul Roxin Jeanne and Shepard Ryman Anneta Ryzhikova

Dorothy and Robert Sadick Florence B. Sarachan Elaine Sarna Jacob Schanker Arlene and Howard Schenker Oren Harary Bernese Schranck John Schwartz Terry Schwartz and Richard Mader Edward Schwarz Lore and Hans Schwarz Pearl Shaff Dr. Joel Shertok Harriett C. Shulman Anne and Jerard Shuman Genevieve and Harris Siegel Nancy Berg and Michael Silber Joseph and Elinor Silverberg Bernice and Will Sklar Virginia and Robert Skuse Esther Smalline Gary Smith Gerald Smythe Susan and David Spector Gene and Louis Spiro Richard K. Stabins Edwin Stone Tamara Strubel Hanspeter Susstrunk Rebecca and Walter Tapp Sandra and Robert Temkin Pamela Terry Carl O. Thomas Viirginia and Edward Thorp Mollie and Ken Traub Dolores T. Trotta Sheryl Silberman and Eliezer Tuber Carolyn Vacanti Marie Vasapolli Miriam Weidenfeld Beverly and Morris Weinstein Lois T. Whitcomb Angela and Sidney Wilkin Betty M. Wilson Diane Morse and Mark Winsberg Dawn and Barry Wisset Craig Wittlin Charles Wojick Carol and George Wonder Karen and Mitchell Yarmel Markus Society Gifts received July 8-October 13, 2014 Special thanks to our Markus Society members, who support the JCCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annual Campaign each year with a minimum gift of $360. For a complete list of Markus Society members, please visit the JCC Markus Society Recognition Board at the JCC. Geraldine and Sanford Appelbaum Ann and Murray Astarita Carol and John Bennett Anne Berger Marilyn and Howard Berman Harold and Terri Bobry

Sreedevi and Srini Chennupati* Tamara Cohen and Barry Silverstein Doria Joyce-Rocchio Leslie and Howard Crane Eric Dreyfuss Frederick Dushay Perry Eck Norma and Jack Erdle Eva Lipson Restricted Fund Lisa and Robert Fogel Stanley Friedman Esther Germanow Sol Goldstein Debbie and Michael Gordon in memory of Larry and Jane Glazer Patti and Robert Gordon Miriam and David Gray Rhonda and Earl Gurell Sherrie and Martin Handelman Joyce and Warren Heilbronner Linda and Bruce Hellman Staci Henry Henning Daphne Futerman and Ira Jevotovsky Timothy Keef Trudie and Ronald Kirshner Bradleigh and Mort Kolko Sharon Kovalsky Barbara Kozel Harriet and Jack Kurz Karen and Daniel Menachof Patrice and Jeff Pierce Bertram Rapowitz Jodi Groden-Roberson and Jonathan Roberson Rochester Jewish Relief Organization Susan and David Rothenberg Enid and Louis Ryen Michelle Shayne and Edward Sassaman Elaine and Leonard Simon James Sloan Nancy and Edward Smith Hannelore and Gary Updyke Linda and Sidney Weinstein Karen and Sy Zivan *We welcome new Markus Society Members.


Estate of Henoch Szajnberg

Camp Seneca Lake

In Memory of Larry and Jane Glazer Paul Babitz BME Associates Doris, Elana and Daniel Bobry Stuart and Betsy Bobry Alyse and Dick Brovitz Melissa Brownstein Heather Bryant Edwin Meyers, Ken Meyers, Bob Appelbaum and all Cadie Products Associates Julie Camp Patrick Comfort Leslie and Robert Cordaro Rick, Nancy, Melissa and

Roberson Bertram Rapowitz and Judy Gelman in memory of Win Katz Suzanne and Michael Schnittman in honor of Lou Ryen’s 80th birthday Joan Shulman in honor of Mort Levy’s 90th birthday and Herb Ouzer’s 100th birthday Marcia Silber in memory of Ruth Peck Bunny and Mort Skirboll in honor of Lou Ryen’s 80th birthday Kate and Greg Weinrieb

Camp Sisol

Ambassador Union Street LLC - Dawn Williams Fuller in memory of Larry and Jane Glazer

Campership for Camp Sisol Wendy Cowles Husser

Campership for Camp Seneca Lake

In Memory of Larry and Jane Glazer Judy and Jack Bloch Philip and Valerie Price Ciufo Jon and Jodi Goldman Sherry and Rick Goldstein Cindy Gurell Arnold Klinsky Fraida and Steven Levinson Burton Gordon and Phyllis Kasdin in honor of Lou Ryen’s 80th birthday Karen and Dan Menachof in honor of Chase Cohen’s Bar Mitzvah

Campership for CSL in Israel Families of: Liat Bregman Nicole Comisar Jacob Eckhaus Jessica Feinstein Darian Frankel Bryan Garson Shoshie Goldman Daniel Green Daniel Kirsh Melanie Marsh Roz Menachof Avi Presberg Jennie Robinson Erica Roos Jordan Samkoff Sophie Schaal Samantha Schwartz Ryan Shechet Kyle Singer

Talia Smookler Zach Smookler Sally Tuszynski Phoebe West Jordan Wisset Jace Yawnick

Our Vision, Our Future Capital Campaign

In Memory of Larry and Jane Glazer Doyle Security Systems Deborah Goldman in honor of the birth of Madeline Morgenstern


Anonymous Marguerite Bates Gail and Gary Boorum Jeanne and Philip Carlivati Patricia Chadwick Class Action LLC/Marc L. Frankel-Constable Gloria and Pincus Cohen Charlotte and Nelson Cohen Gloria A. Emmanuel Judith A. Emmanuel Sharon A. Garelick Essie Germanow Joy and Jonathan Getnick John and Claudia Giffen Marilyn and Joel Greenberg Rhonda and Earl Gurell Carol Sue Hai Sara and Peter Hartman Norman Horton Bernard Isaacson and Madlyn McKay Elaine and Robert Jacobsen John Kraushaar Lenore and Marshall Lesser wishing Louis Fraum a speedy recovery Kay Marshman Steven and Pam Marsocci Masiello Retirement Solutions Chris McCormack Ralph Meranto in honor of Richard Edward Miga and Tony Murad Theresa and Ralph Meranto Sr. Sally Hirst and Douglas Miller Hinda and Michael Miller Mildred Ness Helene Newman Dr. and Mrs. Joel Novros Joan and Beryl Nusbaum Molly and Bernard Panner Janet Patlow Evan Pravda Joanne Prives Harry and Marcia Rosenfeld Peter D. Schwarz Joanne Selvaggio Albert and Trudy Sheinfeld Dr. Leon and Sarisa Zoghlin


Kristopher Culp Diane and Sid Davis DeJoy, Knauf & Blood LLP Judy Dell Louise Epstein Ernstrom & Dreste LLP Heidi and Mike Fishman Adria Freeling Melinda and Stephen Gaudioso Essie Germanow Mary Jane and Arnold Gissin Deborah G. Goldman Ira Goldman Virginia and Irving Gordon Howard Grossman Rhonda and Earl Gurell Susan and Lawrence Halpern Anna and George Heisel David Hudgins Betty and Bernard Hurvitz Marc and Ann Iacona IMA Group Daphne Futerman and Ira Jevotovsky Judy and Stuart Kaplan Marcy DeMayo Kay and Stephen Kay Karen and Howard Kessler Paulina and Laurence Kovalsky Sharon Kovalsky Harriett and Jack Kurz Beverly and Wayne LeChase Donna and Norman J. Lederman Renee Liebschutz BJ Mann Lea and Michael Mendes Sally Hirst and Doug Miller Hinda and Michael Miller Karen and Glen Moscoe Joan and Beryl Nusbaum Julie and Mitchell Nusbaum Laurie and Rick Nusbaum Bertram Rapowitz and Judy Gelman Beatrice and Richard Rosenbloom Noreen Salerno Andrew and Linda (Samloff) Schwartz Elaine and Peter Schwarz Bunny and Morton Skirboll Marcia and Gary Stern Jacqueline and Mitchell Sussman Richard Sweeting Tuthill Lighting, Inc. Upstate New York CCIM Chapter Deborah and Donald Waltzer Linda Cornell Weinstein and Sherwin B. Weinstein Wendy and Gary Wicks The Wohlfeld Family Bonnie and Jim Yankaskas Kevin Yost William Badger Marcy DeMayo Kay and Stephen Kay in honor of our daughters Rachel and Sara Kay and in honor of our Papoo, Hy DeMayo’s 91st birthday - his life spirit is our family’s inspiration Loretta Petralis and Brad Landsman Jodi Groden-Roberson and Jonathan

Cultural Arts Programs

Essie Germanow in honor of Lou Ryen’s 80th birthday Sarah Liebschutz in memory of Ann Kass MANY THANKS TO OUR CONTRIBUTORS


Fitness, Wellness, and Recreation

In Memory of Larry and Jane Glazer Sue Baker Debbie and Michael Gordon Sandra Herritt and Lee Rosenthal Brighton Securities Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Sandra and Lee Rosenthal wishing Lois Markus a speedy recovery Ivan and Elaine Sanzel in memory of William Brewer Helene Spector in memory of Ralph Zimelman

Kesher at Gesher

Daniel and Sarah Goldstein Post


Jewish Community Center


In memory of Larry and Jane Glazer Donna and Marty Adwin Frayda and Jeffrey Albin Mark Baker Bandwagon, Inc. Wendy and William Bates Leslie Berkowitz and Michael Lebowitz Lauri and Sam Berns Eric Brandt and Carolyn Nussbaum Charles and Helen Cairns Paul and Mary Allison Callaway R. Carlos and Virginia Carballada Tamara Cohen and Barry Silverstein Arlene Cooper David and Olivia Cornell Daher-Socata Susan and Gary DeBlase Ann and William Farress Carol and Jack Finnigan Suzanne and Michael Frame Barry and Julene Gilbert Jerry Goldman Betsy and Bruce Goldstein Greater Rochester Enterprise, Mark Peterson, Staci Henning and Claudia Burcke G-S Supplies, Inc. Patricia and Richard Gullo Eli Futerman and Daniel Chessin, Hahn Automotive Warehouse Inc. KA&S Construction, LLC Esther Krakower Norma and Loren Kroll LeCesse Construction Phyllis and Richard LeFrois M/E Engineering, P.C. Patty McNeil Gary Michaels Angelo and Diana Nole Lucille O’Brien Suzanne and Alan Posner Postler & Jaeckle Corp. Virginia and James Quirk Rochester Pharmaceuticals – Joe Pecora, Chris Pecora and Kathy DeRider

Frank and Suzanne Staropoli Raymond and Andrea Stein Jackie and Theodore Welter Mike and Betsy Zwas Leslie Berkowitz in memory of Phyllis (Mirsky) Leon Leah and Justin Goldman in honor of the marriage of Leslie Berkowitz and Michael Lebowitz’s son and daughter in law, Noah and Julie Lebowitz Patty McNeil in memory of Harold Lipson Jennifer Newman in honor of Red Wolk

Jewish Life Programs

In Memory of Bruce Newman Elizabeth and Daniel Abbas Gloria and Pincus Cohen Noah Creshevsky and David Sachs Nancy and Allen Feldman Susan and Lawrence Halpern Naomi Karolinski Alice Palokoff Yuri and Anna Schwartzman Barbara Conklin in memory of Chana Isaacs Phyllis Kasdin and Burton Gordon Alice Palokoff in memory of Harold Feinbloom

Membership Scholarships Margaret Decker

Music, Mindfulness, and Motion Program The William Konar Fund for Music, Mindfulness & Motion

The Resource Place

Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation

Senior Adult Programs

Sybil and Arnold Bernhard in memory of Harold Lipson Barbara Conklin in memory of Matthew Gingold Norma Gingold in memory of Dale Marilyn and Morton Goldberg in memory of Dr. Ellis Gruber and Shep Ryman Anne Loomis in honor of Michelle Atlas and Priscilla Auchincloss

Special Needs Programs

Sybil and Arnie Bernhard in memory of Jane and Larry Glazer B. Thomas Golisano Foundation Roberta Kinel in memory of Arthur Cybul Sr. Laurence Schacht Letty Gail Schacht in memory of Larry and Jane Glazer

Susie Goldstein Sands Fund for Camp Seneca Lake

Marcia and Norman Abelson in honor of the safe return of Erica Roos from Israel Susan Kowal Carp in memory of Pauline Price and Larry and Jane Glazer Inge and Lawrence Goldstein in memory

of Shirley Rosenbaum and in honor of Marcia Abelson’s birthday and Lou Ryen’s special birthday Carol Sue Hai Kathleen London and family in memory of Alan Lieberman, in memory of Pauline Price and in honor of Sidney Cohen’s special birthday Kathleen and Jessica London in honor of the marriage of Abbey Berns and Max Lorber Leslie and Barry Roos in memory of James Biben, Liz Rubin and in honor of Joy Getnick giving Erica the summer of her life - CSL in Israel 2014 The Roos Family in memory of Andrea Schlakman’s father Muriel Steinberg in memory of Susie Goldstein Sands

Winkler-Lococo Campership Fund

Sue and Michael Lococo in honor of Justin Vigdor’s birthday, in memory of Ginger Lerner’s beloved mother Eleanor, in memory of Lynn Goldberg, Cookie Kaplan and in honor of Louis Lococo’s 70th birthday Sue, Megan and Michael Lococo in memory of Donald Hiller, dear friend Lab, Michael Lococo, Sr., Larry and Jane Glazer and Sue’s Aunt Matilda Golda and Sidney Rayburn in appreciation of Sue and Michael Lococo

Wolk Children’s Center

Betty and Myrtle Goldstein in memory of Miriam Kleinberg Barbara Lee in memory of Larry and Jane Glazer Gans from Wolk

“Tree of Life” Women’s Spa In memory of Jane Glazer Donna Adwin Judy Barrow Stacey Bershod Judith Blaustein Anna May Eisenberg Deborah Goldman Susan Gordon Bev Hillabrandt Elizabeth Hornak Karen Kessler Pamela Kroll Sarah Liebschutz Rose Masucci Mara Metzger Helen Newman Lynda Newman Jaclyn Richard Nadia Sanow Terry Schwartz Bunny Skirboll Ann Winterman

Yiddish Culture Center

Esther Brill and Raymond Ruble

AUTHOR $5,000+ Jewish Senior Life Lane Dworkin Family

Rabbi Joseph Telushkin

PUBLISHER $2,500-4,999

Ames Amzalak Memorial Trust Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester M&T Bank Drs. Saul Moress and Max Presberg Service Fund OppenheimerFunds/Rochester

NOVELIST $1,250-2,499

Harold and Terri Bobry Futerman Supporting Foundation Richard and Sherry Goldstein Kovalsky Families Debby Landsman Drs. Jacques and Dawn Lipson Lewis A. Norry Henry Silberstern St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP

Ari Shavit


Thank you for supporting the JCC Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival

EDITOR $500-1,249

Class Action LLC/Marc L. Frankel-Constable Ellen and David Comisar Dr. Eric Dreyfuss The Erdle Foundation Roberta and David Feldman Mike and Heidi Fishman Ron and Marilyn Furman Carol N. and Michael G. Hirsh, MD Dennis Kessler and Andrea Miller Mona and Mark Kolko Rachel Rosen and Ronald Wexler Rabbi Amy Sapowith Charles and Joyce Schachter Dr. Robin and Michael Weintraub

READER $300-499

Jerry Witkovsky

Barbara and E. David Appelbaum Simon and Josephine Braitman Family Supporting Foundation Lisa and Joel Elliot Jan and Jeffrey Feldman Ronny and Alan Frishman Lenore and Marshall Lesser Sarah Liebschutz Dr. Lee and Arlene Pollan Barbara Orenstein and James Present Drs. Gerald and Maxine Rosen Melanie and Jeremy Wolk Karen and Sy Zivan



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