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Summer 2014

• Download the JCC’s new Mobile App • Register for JCC Camps now! • Learn Krav Maga Self-Defense • JCC Ames Amzalak Rochester Jewish Film Festival begins July 13


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enjoy markus park this summer! ENJOY

OPENING Saturday, May 24 • • • • • • • • •

heated swimming pool kiddie pool children’s playground tennis courts basketball court men’s, women’s, and family locker rooms picnic area stream and pond 70 acres for hiking

FREE TO JCC MEMBERS! Open weekends May 24-June 22 Saturdays & Sundays........10am-8pm Memorial Day May 26..............................10am-6pm June 23-27 ........................1-9pm June 28-29 ........................10am-9pm June 30-August 1 .............Monday-Friday, 4-9pm Saturdays & Sundays 10am-9pm July 4 ................................10am-6pm

Contents In this issue 5

Youth Fitness

6 Highlights 8 Fitness 10

Jewish Life & Learning

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Children & Families

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JCC Ames Amzalak Rochester Jewish Film Festival

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Adult Programs

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Contributors

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August 2-16 ......................Monday-Friday, 4-8:30pm Saturdays & Sundays 10am-8:30pm August 17-24 ....................Monday-Friday, 4-8pm Saturdays & Sundays 10am-8pm August 25-31 ....................Monday-Friday, 1-8pm Saturdays & Sundays 10am-8pm Group Fitness Pool Party August 31 .........................12-5pm Labor Day September 1 ....................10am-6pm Markus Park is available for rent for your special event! For more information, call Curt Dengler at 461-2000, ext. 217. The air temperature must be 72 degrees to open the pool. The pool is closed during thunderstorms.

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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

Jeremy Wolk

Vice Presidents

Dear JCC Members and Friends, We are writing to share some important news with you. After careful deliberations of the findings of a diverse, multidenominational task force, the JCC Board of Directors has approved new guidelines regarding Shabbat and holiday closings. Our review and these guidelines are in response to the overall question of how the center can best serve the community — as a welcoming gathering place for Jewish families with many different levels of observance and for members who are not Jewish. The current practices of JCCs across the country were also analyzed and benchmarked. Beginning July 5, 2014, the JCC will open its doors at 8am on Saturday morning. Please check our website for specific holiday hours. The JCC will explore, create, and implement programming on Saturdays consistent with the mission and vision of the JCC, while respecting the essential role of other Jewish institutions. As always, we value your ongoing participation in JCC life and welcome your ideas as to how we can make our community even more vital and vibrant. Sincerely,

Burton Kleinman Karen Menachof Matt Ryen

Vice President & Secretary Daniel Goldstein

Treasurer

Justin Goldman

Directors

Valerie Alhart Douglas Bennett Bernard Birnbaum Judy Blaustein Howard Cohen Loren Flaum Robert Fogel Sharon Gray Laura Gross Staci Henning Aaron Hiller Marisa Kessler Josef Kilimnick Rabbi Shaya Kilimnick Sheila Konar Dawn Lipson Ralph Madeb Jim Marsh Noreen Salerno Ron Von Perlstein Karen Zivan

Chairman, Board of Governors: Marshall Lesser

Executive Director: Leslie Berkowitz Associate Executive Directors:

Leslie Berkowitz Executive Director

JCC HoursSaturday Sunday Monday-Thursday Friday

Wednesday, June 4 Thursday, June 5 Independence Day Friday, July 4

12-9:30pm* 12-9:30pm* 7am-1:30pm*

Meet the new Chiropractors at the JCC! The JCC welcomes Dr. Kris Van Zeilen and Dr. Jason Bloom to provide our members with another excellent wellness service. Dr. Van Zeilen and Dr. Bloom are highly proficient in many different chiropractic techniques. With a wide range of benefits, both immediate and long-term, chiropractic care is natural, usually painless, and requires no drugs, surgery, or needles. One of the best benefits is that it corrects the underlying cause of many illnesses, improves posture, restores proper movement and mobility, improves spinal structure, and slows or stops spinal degeneration. Chiropractic care is located on the lower level of the JCC. For an appointment to receive a personalized screening, call 461-2000, ext. 282. Dr. Kris Van Zeilen is a 2003 graduate of Life University College of Chiropractic and opened Van Zeilen Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center in 2006. He has a thorough knowledge and background in health, fitness and nutrition. Dr. Van Zeilen enjoys working with a wide range of patients, including infants to seniors.

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

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8am-8pm 8am-8pm 5:30am-9:30pm 5:30am-5:30pm

Memorial Day Monday, May 26 7am-1:30pm* Shavuot Tuesday, June 3 5:30am-7:30pm* *All locker rooms will close 30 minutes later.

Development Director:

To advertise in the JCC Magazine, call (585) 461–2000, ext. 258

New hours beginning July 5

Holiday Hours

Eke Aiono David J. Pieramico

Contact us at (585) 461–2000 Or online at jccrochester.org

Jeremy Wolk President, JCC Board of Directors

Hours:

Monday: 2-7pm Thursday: 8am-12pm/2-6pm

Tuesday: 8am-12pm Friday: 8am-12pm/2-5:30pm

Dr. Jason Bloom attended the College at Brockport, where he studied exercise physiology then continued on to Life University College of Chiropractic. Dr. Bloom excels in extremity adjusting and works primarily with teens, young adults and seniors.


Wednesdays, May 28-Jul 2 4-5:30pm Gymnasium Grades K-2 Fencing teaches self-discipline and mental conditioning. Bring your child in to learn basic fundamentals and fun activities. Instructor: Jean-Raynaud Lao-Kan, Coach, Back Alley Fencing For more information, contact Anthony Fazzary at ext. 291 or afazzary@jccrochester.org. Member: $100 Non Member: $115

Youth Basketball

Thursdays, May 29-Jul 17, 4-5:30pm Gymnasium Grades 3-5 Sign up for a motivating and fun league. Dribble, pass, shoot, and play defense all while learning to play with your teammates. Instructor: Anthony Fazzary For more information, contact Anthony Fazzary at ext. 291 or afazzary@jccrochester.org. Member: $30 Non Member: $40

Sport-Specific Coaching: Basketball Gymnasium Just learning the game? Want to sharpen your skills? If you are motivated, Coach Anthony will support you in becoming a better athlete! Instructor: Anthony Fazzary For more information, contact Anthony Fazzary at ext. 291 or afazzary@jccrochester.org. Individual: $30 Group: $20 (1-hour sessions)

Sport-Specific Clinics

Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm Gymnasium/Athletic Field Grades 7-12 Jul 7-11: Fencing Instructor: Jean-Raynaud Lao-Kan Jul 14-18: Rugby Instructors: Eke Aiono and Robert West Jul 21-25: Soccer Instructor: Gabi Sankowski Jul 28-Aug 1: Basketball Instructor: Anthony Fazzary Athletes will receive outstanding instruction that promotes an increase in individual skill development and team strategies. Coaches will motivate athletes to challenge themselves while encouraging individual improvement and success. Coaches and certified trainers will teach conditioning, stretching, and sportspecific exercises designed to help prevent injuries and increase physical performance. Register at the Main Desk or download a registration form to register online for all of the sportspecific clinics at jccrochester.org. For more information, contact Anthony Fazzary at ext. 291 or afazzary@jccrochester.org. $100 per week

In Zone

Effective Jun 30-Aug 31 Hours of Operation Sunday: 10am-4pm Monday-Thursday: 4-7pm Friday: 3-5:30pm *Saturday: 12-4pm *Beginning July 5, the In Zone will open at 10am on Saturdays.

Holiday Hours Monday, May 26: 8:30am-1:30pm Tuesday, Jun 3: 3-7:30pm Friday, Jul 4: 8:30am-1:30pm

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Sunday, Aug 17, 1-5pm Gymnasium Ages 11-16 Join the 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament! The double elimination tournament will be divided between age groups (11-13 and 14-16) as well as boys and girls. Each team must have a minimum of three players; only players listed on the roster will be allowed to play. A Championship Award will be presented to both age group winners for both boys and girls. All participants will receive a T-shirt. Pre-registration is required. Instructor: Anthony Fazzary For more information, contact Anthony Fazzary at ext. 291 or afazzary@jccrochester.org. $30 per team

YOUTH FITNESS

Youth Fencing

Ages 11-16

Join Your Friends at THE PiT

Hours of Operation Sunday: 10am-4pm Monday-Thursday: 4-7pm Friday: 3-5:30pm *Saturday: 12-4pm *Beginning July 5, THE PiT will open at 10am on Saturdays.

Holiday Hours Monday, May 26: 8:30am-1:30pm Tuesday, Jun 3: 3-7:30pm Friday, Jul 4: 8:30am-1:30pm

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family fun day On Sunday, April 6, JCC families enjoyed swimming, blow-up floats, BINGO & prizes, PlayGym, drama games and more... 

JCC HIGHLIGHTS

passover seder Fay Neuberg leads prayers while Michele Ruda Leve lights candles at The Resource Place’s Passover Seder on Monday, April 14. 

lunch with Letty

Letty Cottin Pogrebin, co-founder of Ms. Magazine and bestselling author, shares her personal experiences and words of wisdom from her latest book, How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick.  J C C

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D W O R K I N


HIGHLIGHTS

march meltdown Everyone is a winner!

In four weeks, 38 people participated in eight group training sessions, four nutrition seminars, group fitness classes, and helped out or competed in the Indoor Triathlon. A total of 192 pounds were lost! Our male overall winner, William Murray, lost 21.5 pounds and earned 27.9 points. Our female overall winner, Eileen Hajduk, lost 13 pounds and earned 25.6 points. Our winning team was Coach Dennis’ Gladiators, which lost a total of 69.5 pounds and earned 186.4 points. Congratulations to all of our participants and winners—everyone did an amazing job! 

congratulations 

to the 75 staff and members who competed in the Expresso Bike March Madness Challenge! After a grueling midnight to midnight ride on Monday, March 24, the JCC Rochester team took first place over the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, in a competition between JCCs across the country.

KUDOS, JCC EMPLOYEES OF THE MONTH! Lauren McKenna & Laurie Hackleman, Member Desk Staff (November)

Scheduling shifts takes careful orchestration on Laurie’s part. Lauren suggested a software solution called WhenToWork. Laurie and Lauren worked together to set up and customize the program to meet the needs of the JCC’s Main Desk and accommodate the availability of each staff member.

Tom Habecker, CenterStage Technical Director

(February) Thanks to Tom, we’ve been able to screen 92Y “live” broadcasts, Yiddish-themed films, holiday-related films, and more in the theater. Tom taught staff how to use the projector and other equipment and has assisted on his days off to make sure everything was set up and working properly.

Curt Dengler, Member and Staff Support Coordinator

(March) After serving on the Recognition Committee for two years, Curt’s term had ended. Curt decided to build a better software program for the incoming new committee members which allowed them to select nominees for Employee of the Month more easily.

Tom Volpe, Personal Trainer

(January) Tom made using and understanding the Fitness Center’s new cardio equipment very easy for members and staff. On his own time, Tom made sure individuals were fully confident in working with the new machines and computers.

Freyda Schneider, Member Relations Coordinator (April)

Freyda is always helping members with friendly customer service. Recently, she helped adjust the computer monitors for easier viewing by our members. She is well versed in Spanish and American Sign Language and frequently interprets for members and visitors.

HIGHLIGHTS

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Join Team JCC Rochester in the Tour de Cure!

Sunday, Jun 8 Monroe Community College All team members who raise $200 will receive a team cycling jersey. Register at main.diabetes.org. For more information, contact Rebecca Schmidt at ext. 271 or rschmidt@ jccrochester.org.

Krav Maga Self-Defense Introduction to Krav Maga Workshop

Thursday, May 15, Sunday, May 18 & Tuesday, May 20, 6-8:30pm Single-day workshops for individuals and families to learn what Krav Maga is and learn some self-defense techniques. Instructor: Ronald Finstuen For more information, contact Brian Dengler at ext. 248 or bdengler@jccrochester.org. Member: $25/individual or $35/family Non Member: $40/individual or $60/family

FITNESS

Krav Maga Prep

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Begins Jun 15 Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 6-6:50pm This class is designed for participants with physical concerns who prefer lower intensity at a slower pace. Focus on instruction and technique while gaining light conditioning. Unlimited class training for participants. Equipment is provided. Instructor: Ronald Finstuen For more information, contact Brian Dengler at ext. 248 or bdengler@jccrochester.org. Member: $80 Non Member: $100

Krav Maga

Begins Jun 15 Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 7-8pm Krav Maga is a martial arts self-defense

system developed in Israel consisting of a wide combination of techniques for realistic situations. Unlimited class training for participants. Equipment is provided. Instructor: Ronald Finstuen For more information, contact Brian Dengler at ext. 248 or bdengler@jccrochester.org. Member: $80 Non Member: $100 Sign up for both Krav Maga Prep and Krav Maga and receive $10 off. Member: $150 Non Member: $190

Summer Solstice Canal Walk

Sunday, Jun 22, 2pm Meet at the Main Desk to join Bev Hillabrandt for a casual walk down the canal to Schoen Place, where we will stop for ice cream. Please bring a water bottle, sunscreen and money for ice cream. Member: Free

1-4 Sweat More Group Fitness Challenge

Jun 29-Sept 1 Win a free T-shirt this summer by taking 10 different types of group fitness classes! Register at the Main Desk to pick up your scorecard. Member: Free

Stretch Relief

Wednesday, Jul 23, 7-8am Yoga Studio Geared toward early morning exercisers who enjoy tough workouts but may not take the time to stretch properly afterward. Instructor: Wendy Beller-Madway For more information, contact Rebecca Schmidt at ext. 271 or rschmidt@jccrochester.org. Member: $8 Non Member: $12

Pilates Reformers and Chairs

8-week summer sessions begin Jul 7 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 to book a semiprivate 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 rschmidt@jccrochester.org.

Learn to Run: A 5K Training Class

Mondays & Wednesdays Aug 4-Sept 10, 9am This class will focus on training for a 5K. Each class will include an outdoor training run (rain or shine), lower body and core strength training, and stretching. Class fee includes registration fee for the Bruegger’s 5K Road Race on Sunday, Sept 14. Instructor: Rhonda Grieff For more information, contact Rebecca Schmidt at ext. 271 or rschmidt@jccrochester.org. Member: $60 Non Member: $80

Canal Bike Ride

Sunday, Jul 27, 2pm Bring your bike, helmet, and water bottle. Meet Bev Hillabrandt at the poolside parking lot for a slow, easy bike ride down the canal. We will stop at a local coffee shop for refreshments. Please bring money. Member: Free

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Music, Mindfulness, and Motion

Tuesdays & Thursdays May 6-Jun 19, 1-1:55pm & 2-2:55pm; Dance Studio (no class May 27 & 29) 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 or to register, contact Kathy Mulvehill at ext. 831 or Carm Heidt at ext. 306 or cheidt@ jccrochester.org. Free Music, Mindfulness, and Motion is underwritten by the Konar Family Foundation.

Joints in Motion

Mondays, Jun 30-Aug 18 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 sgreenwood@jccrochester.org. Member: $32 Non Member: $40

Cardiac Fitness Program

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 8:30am-12pm Cardiac Fitness Room This is a supervised exercise program in which individuals learn to self-manage their overall cardiovascular health. This program is appropriate for anyone interested in decreasing his or her risk factors for heart disease and implementing a healthy lifestyle. For more information, contact Carm Heidt at ext. 306 or cheidt@jccrochester.org. Member: $180 per year

Stretching the Limits Parkinson’s Class New session starts Jun 30 Join these eight-week group

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exercise classes anytime. 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 • Strength building and ability to get up from chair or floor (functional exercises included) • Exercise modifications to meet individual needs An evaluation must be completed by participants in order to be placed into one of the following classes: Stretching the Limits II (Intermediate) Monday& Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday, 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 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. Classes will include functional exercises, such as getting up and down from the floor and gait training. This class incorporates quicker movements and fasterpaced exercises—similar to those in Stretching the Limits II (Intermediate). For more information or to schedule an evaluation, contact Rebecca Schmidt at ext. 271 or rschmidt@jccrochester.org. $100—subsidies available

SAVE THE DATE Member Connections Grillin’ at the JCC

Monday, Aug 4, 11:30am-1pm Join us on the side lawn for a hot dog and drink! Hot dog: $1 Veggie Burger: $2 Beverage: $1 Family Fun 5-6:30pm Enjoy games, music, and family activities! Pizza slice: $1 Sno-cone: $1

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.

FITNESS

Wellness Programs

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

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.

JCC

Zumba® Gold Wednesdays, 11-11:45am Silver&Fit® II: Experience Sundays, 11-11:45am

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Chag Sameach! Adult Holiday Lunch

Thursday, May 29, 12pm The Resource Place Join us for a celebration of our receipt of Jewish law on Mount Sinai. Menu: tomato minestrone soup, cheese blintzes, tuna fish finger sandwiches, and brownies. For more information, contact Joy Getnick at ext. 239 or jgetnick@jccrochester.org. Member: $6 Non Member: $9

JEWISH LIFE & LEARNING

Shavuot Class with Rabbi Adam Aranov from Ohr Torah

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Thursday, May 29, 7-8pm Conference Room For more information, contact Joy Getnick at ext. 239 or jgetnick@ jccrochester.org. Free

17th Annual Rikud Rochester Israeli Dance Marathon/Workshop with Ken Avner Saturday, Jun 7, 7pm-2am & Sunday, Jun 8, 1-5pm For more information, contact Joy Getnick at ext. 239 or jgetnick@ jccrochester.org. Saturday: $25 Sunday: $20 All-Weekend Pass: $45 (includes Sunday dinner)

Israeli Dance for Everyone

Sundays 6:30-7pm: Beginner Lessons 7-9pm: Open Dancing and Instruction Instructor: Max Steiner For more information, contact Joy Getnick at ext. 239 or jgetnick@ jccrochester.org. Member: Free Non Member: $6

JCC Exhibit: Celebrate the Desert with CSL in Israel May-Sept Rear Lobby Join photographer Jonathan Getnick on a photographic journey through the beautiful Israeli desert with Camp Seneca Lake’s “CSL in Israel” trip, summer 2013.

JNet: Rochester’s Jewish Network for Young Adults (Ages 22-35)

Check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/groups/ROCJNET.

Shabbat Yoga

Fridays, 11:15am-1pm Combine Jewish spirituality with the practice of yoga. All levels are welcome. Instructor: Wendy Beller-Madway For more information, contact Rebecca Schmidt at ext. 271 or rschmidt@jccrochester.org. Free

Remembering the Riots This July marks 50 years since the 1964 Rochester race riots. At the time, Rochester was one of the most racially divided cities in the nation. White flight had led to the development of many beautiful suburbs throughout the Greater Rochester area, while the inner city faced growing poverty, racial conflict, and diminishing hope for a brighter future. At the height of this tension, what began as an altercation regarding the arrest of a young black male for alleged intoxication became a three-day city-wide riot. Four died, several hundred were injured, and almost a thousand people were arrested. Over 200 stores were looted and destroyed, and New York State Governor Nelson Rockefeller called out the New York National Guard to restore order. The Rochester race riots were the end of the “old Jewish neighborhood.” The Jewish businesses that had remained in the Joseph Avenue area were ransacked and destroyed beyond repair. They never reopened, and the Jewish community continued its movement from the City of Rochester to the surrounding suburbs. Soon, the only synagogue that remained in the city was Congregation B’nai Israel Ahavas Achim, later led by Rabbi Henry Hyman. In 1968, the national Kerner Commission published its famous report on the origins of recent northern race riots. The report famously warned that the nation was “moving toward two societies:

one black and one white—separate and unequal.” Almost 50 years later, in many ways, Kerner’s warning still rings true. Rochester remains one of the most racially divided cities in the nation, with a poor, struggling, black urban core amidst a sea of prospering white suburbs. As we look toward a beautiful summer in Rochester, there will undoubtedly be many opportunities to learn about and remember the Rochester race riots. As Jews, we also remember these riots as a major turning point in the history of Jewish life in the Rochester area. But we can’t only look to the bleak past. We must also look to the future. The summer is a great time to rest and rejuvenate, but it’s also a great time to give back. We can provide immediate relief to those in need by contributing to food cupboards, which often run low during the long summer months. We can help improve opportunities for the city’s youngest, carving out time in our fall schedules to become a literacy volunteer, or become involved in urban improvement initiatives. As we look toward the continuation of Rochester Jewish life in the suburbs, may we never forget our origins in the city and the ways in which our own complex history is inextricably linked to this dark moment in Rochester’s past. - Joy Getnick, JCC Jewish Program Director

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Rabbi Stein comes to TBK from Temple Sinai in Cranston, RI. In his own words, he defines his rabbinate by, “love of learning and teaching, striving to create abundant opportunities for lifelong learning, social justice work, and a personal connection with Jewish tradition.”

Senior Rabbi Peter W. Stein & Assistant Rabbi Kelly Levy

Rabbi Levy joins us having recently been ordained. Her student work has been focused on pastoral care and education. She says, “Relationships inform my rabbinate, my being, and my understanding of life.”

As Rabbis Stein & Levy join us July 1, we hope you will too! 3 Tammuz 5774

Temple B’rith Kodesh is a Reform Synagogue. Our goal is to be a vibrant center of modern Reform Jewish life by becoming a kehilah kedosha (a holy community) that fosters connections with one another, with the Torah, with the wider Jewish community, and with our faith and traditions. We welcome guests at our services and activities. For information on membership, please call today!

TBK.org

Temple B’rith Kodesh | 2131 Elmwood Avenue | Rochester, NY 14618 | 585-244-7060 | welcome@tbk.org

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SUMMER 2014 SWIM SCHEDULE Member registration begins June 8. Non Member registration begins June 15. Tuesdays, July 1-August 19 Member: $80 Non Member: $120 Level 1 Tuesdays, 4-4:30pm Ages 4-5 Minimum: 3, Maximum: 4 This class includes water adaptation, kicking, floating, jumping in, and putting the face in the water. Children must be at least four years old.

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Level 2 Tuesdays, 4-4:30pm & 4:30-5pm Ages 4-7 Minimum: 3, Maximum: 4 Designed for the child who is comfortable in the water but needs to work on his or her basic swimming skills. Students will be introduced to the front and back crawl, floating safety, and rescue skills.

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Level 3 Tuesdays, 4:30-5pm & 5-5:30pm Ages 6+ Prerequisite: Level 2 Minimum: 3, Maximum: 5 Students will be taught the elementary backstroke, rotary breathing, front and back crawl, as well as develop safety, survival, and rescue skills. Level 4 Tuesdays, 5-5:30pm Ages 6+ Prerequisite: Level 3 Minimum: 4, Maximum: 6 This class is designed for the child who can swim the front and back crawl for up to 10 yards. It will introduce students to the sidestroke and breaststroke kick, as well as safety and rescue skills. Level 5 Tuesdays, 4-4:30pm Ages 7+ Prerequisite: Level 4 Minimum: 4, Maximum: 6 Students will coordinate and refine the key strokes, including the butterfly. Open turns and feet-first dives will be introduced. Please note: 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 or for swim class placement, contact Hanna Bergwall at ext. 289 or hbergwall@jccrochester.org.

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KIDSport

Weekly options Jun 30-Aug 29 With so many options, Camp Sisol has never been more vibrant! Your child is sure to find adventure, fun, and friendship! Busing, meals and snacks, swim, late-nights, and overnights are all included. Traditional Camp (Entering grades K-6)

Specialty Camps

(Entering grades 3-6)

Jul 7-11: Camper vs. Wild Jul 14-18: Creek Explorers Jul 21-25: I Canoe, Can You? Jul 28-Aug 1: Reporting from Camp: Photography and Journalism Aug 4-8: Aeronautics Aug 11-15: Camp Cuisine KIDStage (Entering grades 3-6)

Jun 30-Jul 3: Red, White, and You: Theatrical Adventures through America Jul 7-11: Music Theater Workshop Jul 14-25: Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson Jul 28-Aug 1: Quiet on Set: Mime, Music, and Movement Aug 4-15: Willy Wonka Kids Aug 18-22: Knights and Princesses of the Enchanted Stage

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Jul 7-11: Basketball Jul 14-18: Soccer Jul 21-25: Tennis Jul 28-Aug 1: Floor Hockey Aug 4-8: Track and Field Aug 12-16: Flag Football KIDSign at Camp Sisol (Entering grades 3-6)

Jul 7-18 Experience this amazing, culturally enriching way to enjoy Camp Sisol! Both new and experienced signers, hearing or deaf, will open doors of communication and friendship through team building and camp activities incorporating American Sign Language. For more information, contact Dan Irving at ext. 274 or dirving@jccrochester.org. Member: $340/week Non Member: $395/week

Preschool Interim Camp at the JCC Jun 16-27 Have a couple of weeks to fill for your preschooler before summer camps officially begin? This special program is for children entering kindergarten in September 2014. Our expert staff will get your little one ready for Camp Sisol by focusing on group cohesion, independence, and fun activities, including team building, fitness and play, swimming, arts and crafts, and drama games. For more information, visit jccrochester.org or contact Dan Irving at ext. 274 or dirving@ jccrochester.org. Member: $250/week Non Member: $300/week

Teen Travel Camp (Entering grades 7-9)

Counselors in Training (CIT) (Entering grade 10)

Our CIT program offers a gradual, guided transition under the supervision of an experienced camp leader. This program prepares the high schooler for work in the fields of education and recreation. For more information, visit jccrochester.org or contact Dan Irving at ext. 274 or dirving@jccrochester.org.

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Gesher is a program for kindergarten through sixth grade students that bridges home and school life. We provide many programs, including: Kindercrew—Wraparound care in an enriching environment for kindergarteners to foster independence. Taught by a New York State certified teacher, the Kindercrew curriculum complements skills learned at school and focuses on both academics and social skills in a fun, playful environment.

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Before School Care—Children start their day in a calm yet enriching environment before taking the bus to school (Brighton or Rush-Henrietta).

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After School Care—Choose from a wide range of activities, including art, performing arts, cooking, gardening, athletics, homework help, and so much more! Children enrolled in After School Care can also sign up for youth fitness classes and swim lessons. There is no additional cost for children registered for at least 3 days per week. Snow Days, Superintendent’s Conference Days, and Half Days— Children can enjoy time with their friends, participating in fun, stimulating activities during their time off from school. Vacation Camps—Fun programming is offered during school vacations and often includes special field trips and themed programs. For more information, contact Olivia Frost at ext. 262 or gesher@ jccrochester.org.

Bar and Bat Mitzvah Parties The JCC will work with you to create a unique event that your family and friends will remember forever! Activities may include swimming, roller skating, games and sports, DJ and dancing, and more. For more information or to reserve your date, contact Amy Exton at ext. 268 or aexton@jccrochester.org.

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Family Camp at Camp Seneca Lake

Aug 22-24 What better way to say goodbye to summer than spending a weekend in the beautiful Finger Lakes region with your family? Family Camp Weekend is packed with many of the same activities offered each summer at Camp Seneca Lake. Relax and enjoy adult-only programs while your children have fun at the supervised and ever-popular Kids’ Club! For more information, visit campsenecalake.com. Registration is open and space is limited!

PlayGym

Ages 2-10 Free to JCC Family Members! Children under the age of 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 4-10 must be signed in and out by an adult remaining in the JCC. Hours of Operation Sunday: 10am-4pm Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30am-1pm, 4-8pm Wednesday: 8:30am-1pm, 5-8pm Friday: 8:30am-1pm Saturday: 12-4pm *Beginning July 5, the PlayGym will open at 10am on Saturdays.

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Sitter Service

Ages 6 weeks-4 years Free to JCC Family Members! Hours of Operation Sunday: 9am-4pm Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-1pm, 4-8pm Friday: 8:30am-1pm, 3-5pm Saturday: 12-4pm *Beginning July 5, Sitter Service will open at 10am on Saturdays.

Holiday Hours Monday, May 26: 8:30am-1:30pm Tuesday, Jun 3: 8:30am-1pm/4-7:30pm Wednesday, Jun 4: 4-8pm Thursday, Jun 5: 4-5:30pm Friday, Jul 4: 8:30am-1:30pm

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For Home-Schoolers

Join us this fall with this new option for home-schooling families. With amenities for all ages, we offer convenience along with great educational, fitness and social options for all ages! We want to hear from you as we grow these programs! For more information, contact Dan Irving at ext. 274 or dirving@jccrochester.org.

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FESTIVAL COMMITTEE Bonnie Abrams Michal Benita-Weiss Ruth Cowing David Cyrkin Denise Cyrkin Elliot Fix Stewart Hanau Les Katzel Rebecca Klymm Miranda Konar Rona Litt Susan Mandl Sid Rosenzweig Maddy Rubens Rita Rudnick Mike Silverstein Marcia Stern

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AGENT $500 Marilyn and Howard Berman Judy and Norm Blaustein Betsy and Stuart Bobry Dr. Eric M. Dreyfuss Roberta and David Feldman Heidi and Mike Fishman Joyce and Warren Heilbronner Mona and Mark Kolko Ilana and Merwyn Kroll Renee Liebschutz 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 LP Wolch, CPAs, PC: Lorraine P. Wolch and Don Onimus ACTOR $350 Ann and Murray Astarita Debi and Ralph Brenner Sharon R. Brodsky The Brokery LTC Agency Syb and Arnie Bernhard Randi and Richard Cowen Fern Marlan Daniel and Daniel S. Daniel Janet and Rick Dray

ACTOR $350 (continued) Audrey and Jerry Freedman Essie Germanow Ellen and Bill Gertzog Burt Gordon and Phyllis Kasdin Barbara and Marvin Gray Heritage Financial: Stewart Moscov and Steven Kane Merilyn and Robert Israel Bonnie Jackson Marcia and Richard Kaplan Monika and Les Katzel Paulina and Laurence Kovalsky Sue and Michael Lococo Joy and Arthur Moss Arlene and Lee Pollan Gabriela and Samuel Rind Dr. Gerald and Maxine Rosen Sylvia and Bernard Roth Noreen Salerno Rabbi Amy Sapowith Professor Avi Seidmann and Raquel Benchoam, M.D. Melanie and Jeremy Wolk SYLVIA & PHILIP KOWAL FUND Bonnie Jackson Robert and Janet Kowal Muriel Steinberg June L. Stornelli This list reflects gifts received by 4/9/14. Gifts received later will be acknowledged in the fall JCC Magazine.

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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 mrleve@jccrochester.org or Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or cadengler@jccrochester.org. The Resource Place is made possible through the generosity of the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation.

Nutrition Healthy Asian Cooking Wednesday, Jun 11, 12pm The Resource Place Learn to prepare healthy, flavorful Asian dishes. Includes tasting and recipes. Facilitator: Dan Irving Member: $15 Non Member: $18

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MVP Presents: Cooking for One or Two Thursday, Jul 3, 12:30pm The Resource Place Join Cheryl Minchella from MVP Health Care as she discusses how to cook healthy meals for just one or two. Lunch is included. Registration is required. Member: $7 Non Member: $9

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Parenting How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting Wednesday, Jul 23, 12pm Conference Room Would you like to leave the days of threatening, nagging, and punishing behind? Learn to connect with your children, fostering real and lasting change. Includes lunch. Facilitator: Emily Horowitz, MA, LMHC Member: $15 Non Member: $18 Talking to Your Children about Sensitive Issues Wednesday, Aug 6, 12pm Room 2 Learn to effectively communicate with children about traumatic life events. Includes lunch. Facilitator: Emily Krohn, LCSW-R Member: $15 Non Member: $18

Support 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! Jewish Family Service of Rochester at the JCC Every Friday morning from 9-11am, a Geriatric Care Manager will be in the Lobby to answer questions related to older adults living in Monroe County. Some examples include: • What home care services are available in the area? • What transportation services and/ or affordable housing options are available in the area for older adults? • How to alleviate caregiver stress For more information, call Kate O’Brien, BSW, MS, MHSA, Supervisor of Community Case Management, at 461-0110, ext. 123.

INTERFAITH PROGRAMS AT THE JCC

“At the JCC, we know that the interfaith subject can be a sensitive one. If you have questions, concerns, or want information, we are here for you in a private setting. I am here to offer guidance and help you find solutions that work best for your family.“ For an appointment, please contact Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW, at 461-2000, ext. 232 or mrleve@ jccrochester.org. Interfaith Connection Connect with other interfaith couples in a group that is welcoming, supportive, and non-judgmental. Interfaith Connection serves 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 mrleve@ jccrochester.org. Free The Grandparents Circle For Jewish grandparents whose children are intermarried. Learn skills and techniques to share your Jewish heritage and nurture your

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Case Management, Jewish Family Service of Rochester For more information, contact Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW, at ext. 232 or mrleve@jccrochester.org. Free

The Mothers Circle For women in interfaith relationships who want to learn about Jewish rituals, ethics, and creating a Jewish home. The Mothers Circle is a program of the Jewish Outreach Institute. For more information, visit TheMothersCircle.org. To register, contact Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW, at ext. 232 or mrleve@jccrochester. org. Free Sitter Service is available. Free 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, contact Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW, at ext. 232 or mrleve@ jccrochester.org. Free

The Art of Painting Mondays, 10am Art Studio Express your creative side through painting! The instructor will provide a materials list. Instructor: Paxton Maffett For more information, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or cadengler@ jccrochester.org. Member: $125 Non Member: $140

Interfaith Connection, The Grandparents Circle, The Mothers Circle, and Interfaith Relationship Counseling 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, at ext. 232 or mrleve@ jccrochester.org. Free Caring for a Parent/Loved One Support Group Mondays, Jun 16, Jul 21 & Aug 18 1pm; Room 1 Get the support you need to help care for your aging parent or loved one. Pre-registration is required 48 hours prior to a group meeting. Facilitator: Kate O’Brien, BSW, MS, MHSA, Supervisor of Community

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Men in Transition Tuesdays, 8:30-10am The Resource Place An association of retired men ranging from the early 50s and upward. Enjoy bagels, coffee, and discussion. Special speakers are regularly scheduled. For more information, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or cadengler@ jccrochester.org. 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 your own project. A list of materials will be provided. Facilitator: Nadia Sanow For more information, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or cadengler@ jccrochester.org. Member: Free Non Member: $20 Current Events Wednesdays, 11am-1pm Room 1 Are you a news junkie? Come to 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 cadengler@ jccrochester.org. Free Drop-In Crafts Thursdays, 10am-2pm Drop into the Art Studio and meet other crafters, work on your

own project, and get tips and assistance. Instruction will focus on copper enameling and quilting. For more information, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or cadengler@ jccrochester.org. Member: Free Non Member: $20 Connections for Women First & Third Thursdays of each month, 1-2:15pm Room 1 Are you facing a fork in the road of your life’s journey and want to meet other women experiencing this, too? If so, Connections is for you! For more information, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or cadengler@ jccrochester.org. Free WXXI Reachout Radio This audio information service provides convenient access to printed material for thousands of people who can no longer read standard print due to visual or physical handicap. For more information, call Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW, at ext. 232. Free

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grandchildren’s Jewish identities. The Grandparents Circle is a program of the Jewish Outreach Institute. For more information, visit JOI.org. To register, contact Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW, at ext. 232 or mrleve@ jccrochester.org. Free

Senior Days at the “J” Mondays & Thursdays 10:15am-1pm; The Resource Place If you’re looking to meet other adults in a casual atmosphere, come to our social group! We follow a calendar of events that includes discussions, card games, bingo, movies, and more. Monthly schedules are available in The Resource Place. For more information, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or cadengler@ jccrochester.org. Free Book Club Calling all book lovers everywhere! In conjunction with the Lane Dworkin Rochester Jewish Book Festival, we are facilitating a free Book Club. Read interesting books and enjoy stimulating discussions. Facilitator: Michael Miller For more information, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or cadengler@ J C C L A N E D W O R K I N jccrochester.org.

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to accommodate walk-ins. Facilitator: Elizabeth Orlando, Au.D., Southside Hearing Center For more information, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or cadengler@ jccrochester.org. Free

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Lunch and Film with Howard Golove Wednesdays, Jun 11, 25 & Jul 2 11:30am; Conference Room Jun 11: Top Hat (1935) Jun 25: Swing Time (1936) Jul 2: The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) Join us for films detailing the lives and careers of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. A box lunch is provided. Registration is required. For more information, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or cadengler@jccrochester. org. Member: $7/program Non Member: $9/program

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Mahjong Instruction Wednesdays, Jun 11-Jul 2, 7-9pm or Aug 6-27, 2-4pm The Resource Place Students will learn the official rules and strategies, with the confidence to join an ongoing game. No prior experience or knowledge is required. Instructor: June Rapowitz For more information, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or cadengler@jccrochester.org. Member: $40 Non Member: $45 AARP Driver Safety Course Mondays & Wednesdays Jun 16 & 18, Jul 7 & 9, Aug 4 & 6 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 cadengler@jccrochester.org. AARP Member: $20 Non AARP Member: $25 Hearing Screenings Monday, Jun 23, 10am-2pm The Resource Place Are you having trouble understanding your loved ones and friends? Receive a hearing screening and advice on your next step. Please call ahead to reserve a timeslot; we will do our best

Music History Tuesdays, Jul 8-Aug 12 10-11am Room 1 Learn the interesting history behind music in this six-week class. Presenter: International School of Music and Arts For more information, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or cadengler@jccrochester.org. Member: $60 Non Member: $75

Introduction to Sign Language Thursdays, Jul 10-Aug 14, 10-11am Room 1 Learn basic signing to help bridge the communication gap between you and the hearing-impaired community. Presenter: Wilma McNulty, International School of Music and Arts For more information, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or cadengler@ jccrochester.org. Member: $60 Non Member: $75 Medicare 101 Thursday, Jul 10, 12pm The Resource Place Learn about Medicare and how to navigate the system. Registration is required. Includes lunch. Presenter: Karen Bell, KT Bell Benefits For more information, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or cadengler@ jccrochester.org. Member: $6 Non Member: $8

Lifespan Presents: Preventing Identity Theft and Scams Thursday, Jul 17, 12:30pm The Resource Place Learn about scams, intervention, advocacy, and how to prevent identity theft. Includes lunch. Facilitator: Lida King, Lifespan For more information, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or cadengler@jccrochester.org. Member: $7 Non Member: $9 Annual Senior Adult Picnic: 1950s Diner Theme Thursday, Aug 14, 12pm The Resource Place Join us for a nostalgic walk down memory lane as you listen to an Elvis song or talk about dancing at the sock hop. Menu: tuna melts or grilled cheese sandwiches, salad, potato chips, fruit, and root beer/ Coke floats. Registration is required. For more information, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or cadengler@jccrochester.org. Member: $7 Non Member: $9

ABCs of Senior Housing in the Rochester Community Monday, Aug 18, 12pm The Resource Place Get answers about senior living options that exist in the area, including cost, eligibility, and more. Feel free to bring your own lunch. Presenter: Kate O’ Brien, BSW, MS, MHSA, Supervisor of Community Case Management, Jewish Family Service of Rochester Free

Tech Classes for Adults

The TechAge Learning Center offers computer, iPad, and digital photography classes for adults, with 10 or fewer students, personalized instruction, individual computers with the latest software, and guidebooks for use at home. Free drop-in help sessions open weekdays from 12-2pm. For more information, call ext. 463 or visit RocTechAge.org.

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Access to Community offers an environment in which adults with developmental disabilities inclusively participate in JCC life. Chug meets one Sunday afternoon each month. In an informal environment, members enjoy activities and interaction with their peers. Chaverim meets one Sunday morning each month, mostly at the JCC. Use of music, movement, crafts, workshops, and food provides Jewish and American identification and basic education. Shavuot (Chaverim) Sunday, Jun 1, 10:15-11:30am; JCC Shavuot was the day the people of Israel received the Torah. Do you know all of the Ten Commandments? We’ll talk about this important holiday, create a craft, and enjoy traditional holiday refreshments. Free

Luncheon at Cracker Barrel (Chug) Sunday, Jun 29, 12-1:30pm This is a favorite destination for members. The price includes entrée, beverage, and tip. Chug Member: $11 Non Chug Member: $16 Concert at Buckland Park (Chug and Chaverim) Tuesday, Jul 8, 6:30-8pm Join us for a relaxing evening outdoors listening to wonderful music. Free Lunch at The Summit at Brighton (Chug and Chaverim) Sunday, Jul 20, 12-1:30pm We have a special kosher luncheon planned at The Summit at Brighton. The peaceful grounds overlooking the dining room will enhance your experience. The price includes entrée, beverage, and dessert. Chug Member: $10 Non Chug Member: $15

Big Bingo (Chaverim) Sunday, Aug 10, 10:15-11:30am; JCC What a fun way to spend a warm, sunny morning! See if you can win a prize! Snacks will be available. Free Sam Patch Boat Ride (Chug) Sunday, Aug 24, Time TBA Travel the Erie Canal aboard the Sam Patch for a relaxing afternoon. Chug Member: $14 Non Chug Member: $19 For more information about Chug or Chaverim programs, contact Ann Gilbert-Winterman at ext. 259 or awinterman@jccrochester.org. 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 January 14, 2014 – April 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.

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Anonymous in honor of Claire Rubin Ronni and Leslie Abramovitz Guido Albertelli Marla and Michael Allentoff Jacqueline and Anthony Andolina Barbara and Marvin Becker Carol and William Bell Samuel Bellotto Richard Bird Maxine and Morton Bittker Linda and E. Allen Blair Virginia and Willard Boehm Susan and William Boudreaux Ann and Melvin Braverman Barbara Buchman Mary Klee Burns Mary and Paul Callaway Emily Camhi Charlene and Stanley Caplan Rita and Constantino Capuano Kathleen Carroll and Margaret Keller Karen and Edward Cattron Kenneth Christian Jacqueline Davis Diane and Leon DeRoos Mary Diener Patricia and William Dykstra Julia Everitt Rochelle and Paul Fine Andrea Fleishman Eugene Fram Carol Gayeski Richard Greene Irene Hart Nobuko and Frank Ichishita Merilyn and Robert Israel Sue and Nathan Jaschik Mary Ellen and William Kane Marion Kelly Chi and Kyung Kim Shari and Alan Kinel Mickey Kinel Raisa and Lazar Kislik Zipporah and Marvin Kleinberg Peter Kristal and Ruth Kramer Kathleen and Richard Leary Brian Leavy Ellen and Ben Levy Sandra and Meyer Levy Harold Mayberry Kay Marshman Christine and Robert McGraw Audrey and Harvey Meyers Barbara Miller Lynda and Edward Miller Joy and Arthur Moss

Dorothy O’Brien Glenn Palmer Sally and Glenn Pezzulo Barbara Phillips Doreen and Melvin Pizer Carol and Yonathan Preiss Beverly Proper Janice Pryll Linda and Milton Rapkin Golda and Sidney Rayburn Thomas Rheinstein Anne Rodgers Esther Brill and Raymond Ruble Nadia and Richard Sanow Arlene and Howard Schenker Rosalyn Schreiber Helen Cherniack and Michael Shafer Pearl and Leo Shaff Elinor and Joseph Silverberg Virginia Skuse Eleanor and John Tierney Connez Todd Paul Vail Alison and Donald Wilder Bruce Winship John and Delpine Wise Mary Ann and David Worl

Daryl and Larry Hurwitz in memory of Richard Price Marcy (DeMayo) Kay and Stephen Kay in honor of our daughters, Rachel and Sara Kay Michael McIntyre Bunny and Morton Skirboll in memory of Harvey Phillips and Len Rubens Betsy Wahlquist in memory of Len Freedman and Jeffrey Barhite In memory of Len Freedman Phyllis and Mel Besdin Jane and Gary Curwin Lenore and Marshall Lesser Renee Liebschutz Linda and Sherwin Weinstein In memory of Marvin Shulman Karen Altman and Julia Wolkoff Rochelle and David Lempert and family Betty and Jim Wachtel Mark Zaretsky In memory of Sanford Pariser Leslie Berkowitz Joyce and Edward Burg Marcia Silber

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Anonymous in memory of Len Freedman Betsy and Stuart Bobry The Wednesday Night Poker Club in memory of Len Rubens Johanna Eason in memory of Len Freedman Shoshana Germanow and David Every in memory of Len Freedman Eleanor and Edward Holtzman in memory of Len Rubens Lenore and Marshall Lesser Marilyn Levin Sheila and Henry Markowitz in memory of Len Freedman Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation Mindy and Scott Stein Deb and Marc Solomon Isanna and Ilya Voloshin Rachel Weinstein

Camp Seneca Lake

William Badger Valerie and Philip Ciufo in honor of Matt Ryen for his friendship, consideration, and kindness Essie Germanow in memory of Len Rubens

Campership for Camp Seneca Lake Camp Sisol

Melissa Bloom and Vincent Bissonette Monica Hiller Gebell and Heath Gebell Kevin and Erin Heilbronner Jennifer Leigh and Ethan Borg

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Debby Landsman in memory of Len Freedman

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Kathleen Chapin Susan Laverty Joan and Bernard Marcus Robin Rudy Elaine Montrose Usdane

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Brighton Securities Clark Moving & Storage, Inc. Bev Hillabrandt in memory of Len Freedman Knights of Pythias - Jay Lodge 639 in memory of Goody Salzman Sharon and Arnold Kovalsky Sarah Liebschutz in memory of Harvey Phillips Nancy Moscov Rapp and Neil Rapp in memory of Mike Blair and Richard Price James Sloan In memory of Len Rubens Jackie and Howard Davidson Estelle and Neil Fisher Debby Landsman

Jewish Book Festival

David and Wendy Dworkin Richard and Sherry Goldstein Sarah Liebschutz in memory of Ruth Hermann, mother of Dr. Frederica Amstey Rabbi Amy Sapowith Sy and Karen Zivan

Jewish Community Center

Dr. William Y. Chey in honor of William and Sheila Konar Barbara Conklin in memory of Barbara Grad Lyubov Denisenko in memory of Phyllis Rotker, daughter Susan Berkowitz, and Morris Lebowitz Norma and Mathew Gingold in memory of Daniel Owerbach Matt, Norma, Nancy, and Joe Gingold in memory of Michael McBride Leslie Berkowitz in memory of Harvey Phillips, Lillian Levinson, Rosa Zinger, and Allen Harold Nemerovski Jennifer Newman in honor of Jeremy Wolk Marcia Silber wishing Len Zwas a speedy recovery Lily and Jeff Voldman in honor of Sheila and Bill Konar In memory of Len Freedman Lauren Anderson Carolyn Nussbaum and Eric Brandt Robert Cole Daphne Futerman and Ira Jevotovsky Howard Grossman Frances and Robert Kamp Lisa Kasdin Arthur Kaufman

Sharon Kovalsky Sarah Liebschutz Marilyn Meritt Albert Pinsky Helen and Saul Presberg Paul Schieber Karen Stetter Mark Vane In memory of Len Rubens T’Mahry Axelrod Myra Berlowitz Carl Buchman Fran and Arnold Henry

Jewish Life Programs

Ames Amzalak Memorial Trust Gloria and Pincus Cohen Rhea and Harold Feinberg Sylvia and David Harrison Monika and Lester Katzel Dolores Kleinberg Mona and Mark Kolko K’tanim 4 Classroom - Wolk Children’s Center Norris Minard Karen and Ronald Newman Joanne Prives Abigail and Saul Rasnick Golda and Sidney Rayburn Marcia and Harry Rosenfeld John Schwartz Bernice and Alan Shank Enid and Lawrence Shulman Sheila Weinbach BJ and Julian Yudelson Markus Society gifts received January 14, 2014 – April 7, 2014

Markus Society

Valerie and Jon Alhart Patrick and Deana Bielecki* Nancy Dukelow* Joan and Harold Feinbloom Frieda Makon Charitable Trust Justin and Leah Goldman Cynthia and Paul Goldstein Renee Liebschutz Ruth Messinger Mary Ann and James Philippone* Daniel and Sarah Goldstein Post June Rogoff Lee Rosenthal Shelby Nelson and Lewis Rothberg* Matthew and Jennifer Wallace

Special Needs Programs

Barbara Conklin in memory of Len Freedman Tillie Levinson in memory of Len Freedman and Sanford Pariser Letty Gail and Robert Schacht in memory of Len Rubens and Len Freedman

Susie Goldstein Sands Fund for Camp Seneca Lake

Maxine and Morton Bittker in memory of Len Rubens Inge and Lawrence Goldstein in memory of Myrtle Lev and Alfred Stern Michael Miller in honor of John Golden’s 20th year at Camp Seneca Lake and Aaron Cantor’s 1st year as director Deanna, Michael, and Sophie Miller in memory of Len Freedman Barry, Leslie, Allyson, and Erica Roos in memory of Alfred Stern and Len Freedman Leslie Roos in memory of Kim Phinney’s loving father Barry Roos and family in memory of Lisa Allen’s loving mother, Georgia Leslie and Barry Roos in memory of Pam Talley’s loving father

CONTRIBUTORS

Joyce and Edward Burg in memory of Len Rubens Patricia Chadwick in memory of Len Freedman Anna May and David Eisenberg in memory of Len Rubens Esther Germanow in memory of Len Freedman Debby Landsman in memory of Carl Barron

Sylvia & Philip Kowal Fund for the Jewish Film Festival

Bonnie Jackson Kathleen London and family in memory of Richard Price Muriel Steinberg June Stornelli

Winkler-Lococo Campership Fund

Pearl Cytryn in honor of Sue Lococo’s birthday Sue and Michael Lococo in memory of Len Rubens, Peg Donahy’s beloved partner, Jackie, and Yvette Patak’s loving husband, Bob

Wolk Children’s Center

Leslie Berkowitz in memory of Erica Barros’ father Karen and Mark Weber in honor of the naming of Emerson Alhart

Special thanks to Gala Sponsor

*We welcome new Markus Society members

Senior Adult Programs

Sybil and Arnold Bernhard in memory of Bruce Lipsky Doris, Elana, and Daniel Bobry in memory of Len Freedman Norma, Matt, and Nancy Gingold in memory of Ralph Genrich

Toll Free 1-855-334-4490 www.lecesseconstruction.com

MANY THANKS TO OUR CONTRIBUTORS

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Thomas Meehan Marc Shaiman

TickeTs $26 Adults $24 JCC Members $18 Students

Based on the New Line Cinema Film Written and Directed by John Waters

July 19 – 27 07•19 at 8pm 07•20 at 2pm 07•23 at 7pm 07•24 at 7pm 07•26 at 8pm 07•27 at 2pm

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2014/2015

Theatre Season

Bad Jews

A Comedy by Joshua Harmon

October 18 thru Nov 2, 2014 “Crackles with energy. Best comedy of the season.” NY Times

Naked in Encino A World Premiere Comedy by Wendy Kout

December 6 thru 21, 2014 Naked truths…and more…are exposed when five women of diversely different backgrounds gather for a self-help seminar.

American Songbook

The Hit Factory Pop Music of the 1950s and 60s

February 7 thru 22, 2015 A tribute to the composers and history of NYC’s legendary Brill Building featuring dozens of chart-topping hits.

Our Suburb by Darrah Cloud

It’s ‘Our Town’…only wilder! New York Premiere March 14 thru 29, 2015 An innovative reinterpretation of Thorton Wilder’s Our Town.

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Into the Woods Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James Lapine

Call for Tickets: (585) 461-2000 Order Online: www.jcccenterstage.org

May 2 thru 17, 2015 Your favorite storybook characters collide in one epic adventure.

SUBSCRIPTIONS START AT $69

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