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Winter 2013-14

• FREE Family Night November 23 • Tiny Tots Rock ‘n Shabbat • I Belong Here! • Save the Date- JCC Annual Gala

Free Family Night at the JCC November 23, 5-8pm

Adults, relax while your kids enjoy games, arts & crafts, storytime in their pj’s, and cooking. Sports, party in The PiT and more for Teens!

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December 25 JOIN US FOR FAMILY DAY! Fitness Center open 8am-5:30pm Sitter Service, PlayGym, In-Zone, and The Pit open 9am-2pm Coffee Shop open 9am-5pm Geulah’s Café open in Auditorium A 10am-1pm

Group Fitness Schedule 9:15am.............. BodyPump™ with Rhonda 9:30am.............. Group Cycling with Kim 10:30am............ SoulSweat™ with Emily 10:45am............ Mixed Levels Yoga with Wendy 12:30pm........... Family Yoga with Wendy

Pool Schedule 8-10am...........................Laps and Water Walking 10am-12pm....................Open Swim 12pm-1:30pm.................Laps and Water Walking 1:30-5:30pm...................Open Swim

Family Programs – Join us under the sea in Auditorium B!

Contents In this issue 5

Tiny Tot Shabbat

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Meet Hy Kreitzman

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Tear & Save This Page!

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Youth Fitness

11 Fitness 14 Jewish Life & Learning 16 Children & Families 19

Cultural Arts

20 Adult Programs 24 Contributors

10-10:45am....................Noah’s Ark themed program for children ages 2-4. Join us for story time, songs, crafts, and a snack. 11-11:45am....................Ocean themed program for children ages 5-8. Join us for a reading of The Magic School Bus: On the Ocean Floor followed by crafts and a snack.

Family Movies in the Hart Theater 12pm................ The Magic School Bus Takes a Dive! (30 minutes) 1pm.................. Finding Nemo (100 minutes, Rated G)

All Are Welcome! May your Hanukkah shine bright with happiness and peace.

From the JCC Board of Directors and Staff 3

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.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEWEST MEMBERS OF THE JCC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS

President Jeremy Wolk

Judy Blaustein

Howard Cohen

Laura Gross

Vice Presidents 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

KUDOS to the JCC Employees of the Month! JULIA HYMEN AND ALEX REEDER, WOLK CHILDREN’S CENTER (August)

Julia and Alex lead a fantastic weekly music time in the lobby. It’s wonderful to see all the children singing and enjoying themselves, often accompanied by parents and members who dropped by.  We’re lucky to have two very talented musicians running this special community program.

JOY GETNICK, JEWISH PROGRAM DIRECTOR (September)

This past summer Joy took 35 teens to Israel for five weeks. Joy planned the program from start to finish, and took care of the teens as if they were her own. Joy is to be commended for instilling the next generation with a strong sense of pride in Israel and in Judaism.

BRIAN DENGLER, ASSISTANT FITNESS DIRECTOR, FWR (October)

Brian did a fantastic job repairing our racquetball courts. He learned how to repair the courts himself, and created an internal plan for future maintenance. Thanks to Brian’s cost and time-saving efforts our members are better able to enjoy the game in our revitalized facility.  Kudos to Brian!

Chairman, Board of Governors: Marshall Lesser

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

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ATTENTION: JCC Members! Please Scan Your Key Tag Card Membership key tag cards must be scanned each time you participate in a program, class, or event at the JCC. Each family member ages 10 and up must scan his or her individual key tag card. A photo ID will be required if you forget your key tag card at the time of check-in.

Guest Pass Policy Guests must check in at the Main Desk and be accompanied by a Member at all times while visiting the JCC. All guests ages 16+ must present a photo ID upon entering the facility and sign a guest agreement each time they visit. Children 10 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. An adult guest (ages 16+) can visit the JCC a maximum of five visits within one calendar year. Individual Guest Fees Under 3: Free Ages 3-12: $3 Ages 13-18: $4

Ages 19-64: $7 Ages 65+: $3 Spa/Health Club: $10* *(Must be 19 years or older)

Our Tiny Tots Rock ‘n Shabbat Where can you find 150 infants, toddlers and preschoolers singing, swaying and dancing to music? At the JCC! This rhythm filled event takes place each Friday at 10am, the children from the JCC Wolk Children’s Center enjoy a Shabbat Sing-A-Long led by a variety of talented Music Specialists. It all started when Director Jill Shellman envisioned the children coming together to sing and dance at least one morning per week during Wolk’s summer program. She and Assistant Director Tracy Ashline selected Wednesdays for their camp-style sing-a-longs, led by August Employees of the Month Julia Hyman and Alex Reeder, who were instrumental in weaving weekly themes into the music. When summer ended, “we thought it would be really nice to gather during the fall to celebrate Shabbat,” Shellman says.

The professional and dedicated teachers enjoy watching their former students sing songs originally taught in their classrooms. Just picturing a room filled with little ones clapping their hands, moving to the rhythm, and pretending to play guitar alongside the newest Music Specialist Ruth Aranov, Shellman asks, “How could it not put a big smile on people’s faces and warm their hearts?”

Each week, the children sing everything from “Bim Bom” to Jewish holiday classics—and even a song about making chicken soup, during which the youngsters come up with their own ingredients to add to the pot. Feedback from parents, grandparents, staff, members, and passersby is always as positive as can be. “It allows everyone to feel like they’re a part of the family,” Ashline says. “Everybody leaves with a good feeling.” “It’s very important for us to share the work of Wolk with members who don’t know much about us or don’t have young children,” Shellman adds. “We want them to know what a rich early learning experience our kids are receiving.” 5

I Belong Here: Hy Kreitzman To see him, you’d never guess that Hy Kreitzman is 90 years old, and he credits this to his regular workouts at the JCC.  Hy is one of those members who seems to have always been around the J. In fact, his relationship with the JCC goes back more than 25 years. “Physically, emotionally and purchase from a mentally, you can’t help butAny benefit JCC membership,” Hy explains. 2450 Monroe Ave, 473-4960 “It’s what keeps me going,” Kreitzman says. It’s With this coupon. Not valid with other offers extended my life and good health.” The first sign you get of Hy’s demeanor starts with his handshake- strong and firmer than most! His six 2450 Monroe Rochester, NY 14618 workouts each weekAve. alternate between water Check us out aerobics and fitness. You’ll seeat, Hy swimming laps, walking thewww.charbroilrestaurant.com track (“My joints can’t take running anymore”), stretching and flexing his muscles, or Kids Eat Free Every working out on a treadmill.  Saturday Night* Hy also takes advantage of the Cultural Arts offered at the JCC. He attends CenterStage performances, as well as the JCC Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival and the Ames Amzalak Rochester Jewish Film Festival. His decades of positive experiences at the JCC led Hy to say

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“The staff are so friendly, professional, and helpful.  The camaraderie that one finds in and around the facility makes it a very pleasant environment to be in.”  Outside the JCC, Hy is a retired Court Stenographer, but the most interesting parts of his life revolved around the 8 week “vacations” Hy took every summer when courts were shut down.  He says he travels “as an anthropologist,” learning as much as he can about the culture and people of each country he visits, and those are numerous.  He has travelled throughout Scandanavia, Greece, Turkey and Russia. Hy has made two trips to Israel,

“The staff are so friendly, professional, and helpful.” and other trips to Brazil, Mexico, and even tiny Lichtenstein. He has visited nearly every western European country, often interpreting for others due to his undergraduate degree in German. Hy is in such great shape that you’ll likely see an article about him as a JCC centenarian in 10 years!  Supportive members like Hy are what make the JCC such a special place.

 

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HOLIDAY

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Thanksgiving Foodraiser Fitness Classes

Bring a nonperishable food donation to class. All donations will go to the Brighton Food Cupboard. Guests are welcome.

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Zumba® Party with Diana, Jen, Kaydian and Mandi, Gym Group Cycling with Becky, Group Cycling Studio

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Power Yoga with Jen G., Yoga Studio BodyPump™ with Rhonda, Dance Studio

January 1 Group Fitness Class Schedule 9:15am

JCC HOLIDAY HOURS

Zumba® with Mandi, Dance Studio Group Cycling with Diane, Group Cycling Studio

Tuesday, Dec 24............... 5:30am-5:30pm Wednesday, Dec 25......... 8am-5:30pm Tuesday, Dec 31............... 5:30am-5:30pm Wednesday, Jan 1............ 8am-1:30pm

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BodyPump™ with Diane, Dance Studio Mixed Levels Yoga with Dylan, Yoga Studio

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*Locker rooms and spas will close 30 minutes later.

THE PIT

Jan 2: 2-8pm Jan 3: 2-5:30pm Jan 20**: 2-8pm Feb 17**: 2-8pm Feb 18**: 2-8pm Feb 19**: 2-8pm Feb 20**: 2-8pm Feb 21**: 2-5:30pm **No Youth Fitness Classes

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Dec 23: 2-8pm Dec 24: 2-5pm Dec 25: 8:30am-2pm Dec 26: 2-8pm Dec 27: 2-5:30pm Dec 30: 2-8pm Dec 31: 2-5pm Jan 1: 8:30am-1:30pm

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Monday: 3-6pm Tuesday: 3-8pm (open late!) Wednesday: 3-6pm Thursdays 3-8pm (open late!) Friday: 3-5:30pm Saturday: 12-4pm

Dec 24: 8:30am-5pm Dec 25: 8:30am-2pm Dec 31: 8:30am-5pm Jan 1: 8:30am-1:30pm

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The PiT holiday hours:

Dec 24: 8:30am- 5pm Dec 25: 8:30am-2pm Dec 31: 8:30am-5pm Jan 1: 8:30am-1:30pm

Dec 23: 2-6pm Dec 24: 2-5pm Dec 25: 8:30am-2pm Dec 26: 2-8pm Dec 27: 2-5:30pm Dec 30: 2-6pm Dec 31: 2-5pm Jan 1: 8:30am-1:30pm

Jan 2: 2-8pm Jan 3: 2-5:30pm Jan 20: 2-8pm Feb 17: 2-8pm Feb 18: 2-8pm Feb 19: 2-8pm Feb 20: 2-8pm Feb 21: 2-5:30pm

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Youth Fitness Classes are NOW FREE with your Family Membership!

Winter Youth Fitness Schedule January 6-March 21 Monday

4-4:35pm..................... In-Zone Fitness Activities 4-4:35pm..................... Running Club** 4:45-5:20pm................ Running Club** 4-5pm.......................... Youth Karate** 4:45-5:20pm................ In-Zone Fitness Activities

Tuesday

YOUTH FITNESS

2-2:30pm..................... Pre-K/K Gym Class** 4-4:35pm..................... In-Zone Fitness Activities 4-4:35pm..................... Yoga For Kids** 4-5pm.......................... TRX for Tweens** 4-4:35pm..................... Table Tennis** 4:45-5:20pm................ In-Zone Fitness Activities

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Wednesday

4-4:35pm..................... In-Zone Fitness Activities 4-4:35pm..................... Kids Latin Dance Party** 4-4:35pm..................... Kid FIT (Grades K-2)** 4:45-5:20pm................ Kid FIT (Grades 3-6)** 4:45-5:20pm................ Wii/XBox Games

Thursday

10-10:30am................. Pre-K/K Gym Class** 2-2:30pm..................... Pre-K/K Gym Class** 4-4:35pm..................... In-Zone Fitness Activities 4-4:35pm..................... ExerWall Games 4-4:35pm..................... Kid’s Latin Dance Party** 4:45-5:20pm................ Yoga For Kids** 4:45-5:20pm................ ExerWall Games 4:45-5:20pm................ Wii/XBox Games

Friday

3-5:30pm..................... In-Zone Fitness Activities

**Classes require registration. Limited spaces available.

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

In-Zone

Ages 6-11 Hours of Operation Sunday: 10-4pm Monday-Thursday: 3-8pm Friday: 3-5:30pm Saturday: 12-4pm

In-Zone Fitness Activities Mondays, 4-4:35pm & 4:45-5:20pm Tuesdays, 4-4:35pm & 4:45-5:20pm Wednesdays, 4-4:35pm Thursdays, 4-4:35pm Fridays, 3-5:30pm Ages 6-11 Get fit in the In-Zone! Run on the treadmill, put some miles on our stationary bike, and row until you can’t row anymore.

Exerwall Games

Thursdays, 4-4:35pm & 4:45-5:20pm In-Zone Ages 6-11 Bring your friends to the In-Zone and compete on our interactive sportwall.

Wii/Xbox Games

Wednesdays, 4:45-5:20pm and Thursdays, 4:45-5:20pm; In-Zone Ages 6-11 Play all your favorite Wii & Kinect games in the In-Zone. Just Dance 4, Kinect Adventures!, Mario Kart, Kinect Sports…we’ve got them all!

Running Club

Mondays, Jan 6-Mar 17, 4-4:35pm, 4:45-5:20pm; Track (no classes Jan 20, Feb 17) Ages 8-11 Learn the basics of becoming a better distance runner and find out how many miles you can run in 13 weeks! Instructor: Carolyn Whitbeck Non Member: $55

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Youth Karate

Mondays, Jan 6-Mar 17, 4-5pm Auditorium B (no classes Jan 20, Feb 17) Ages 6-11 Learn intelligent training techniques emphasizing self defense, fitness, self control, and character development. Instructor: Martial Arts America Non Member: $55

TRX for Tweens

Tuesdays, Jan 7-Mar 18, 4-5pm TRX Studio (no class Feb 18) Ages 10-11 The TRX Suspension Training® is now geared towards kids and teens! Instructor: Carolyn Whitbeck Non Member: $55

Yoga for Kids

Tuesdays, Jan 7-Mar 18, 4-4:35pm Yoga Studio (no class Feb 18) Thursdays, Jan 9-Mar 20, 4:45-5:20pm: Yoga Studio (no class Feb 20) Ages 5-11 Explore Yoga poses, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. Instructor: Liza Savage-Katz Non Member: $55/session

Table Tennis

Tuesdays, Jan 7-Mar 18, 4-4:35pm Gymnasium (no class Feb 18) Ages 6-11 Learn the rules and strategies behind this fast paced game. Develop serve, backhand, forehand, and volley techniques. Instructor: Iosif Moscovici Non Member: $55

Pre-K and Kindergarten Physical Activity Classes

Tuesdays, Jan 7-Mar 18, 2-2:30pm Thursdays, Jan 9-Mar 20, 10-10:30am and 2-2:30pm; Gymnasium (no classes Feb 18, 20) Ages 5-6 Encourage healthy habits and a positive attitude through fun and play. Activities are designed to get children engaged in non-competitive interactive games and sports which emphasize flexibility, confidence, and emotional well being to build stronger bodies and minds. Instructor: Carolyn Whitbeck Non Member: $55/session

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Wednesdays, Jan 8-Mar 19 Gymnasium Grades K-2: 4-4:35pm Grades 3-6: 4:45-5:20pm (no class Feb 19) Activities designed to increase fitness, improve coordination, and boost self-esteem. Instructor: Carolyn Whitbeck Non Member: $55

Kid’s Latin Dance Party

Wednesdays, Jan 8-Mar 19, 4-4:35pm; Dance Studio and/or Thursdays, Jan 9-Mar 20, 4-4:35pm Dance Studio (no classes Feb 19, 20) Ages 5-11 Get ready for a high-energy fitness party packed with choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love! Instructor: Jen Grow Non Member: $55/session For more information on the above FREE youth fitness classes, contact Carolyn Whitbeck at ext. 290 or cwhitbeck@jccrochester.org.

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Co-ed Dodgeball League

Thursdays, Dec 12-Feb 13, 3:45-5:30pm; Gymnasium (no class Dec 26 or Jan 2) Grades 6-9 Show off your arm and duck, dive, dip, and dodge. Instructor: Anthony Fazzary For more information, contact Anthony Fazzary at ext. 291 or afazzary@jccrochester.org. Member: $35 Non Member: $45

Co-ed Volleyball League Fridays, Dec 13-Feb 14, 3:45-5:15pm; Gymnasium (no class Dec 27 or Jan 3) Ages 12-16 Join our fun Volleyball league as you bump, set, and spike your way to fun and excitement! Instructor: Anthony Fazzary For more information, contact Anthony Fazzary at 291 or afazzary@jccrochester.org. Member: $30  Non Member: $40

YOUTH FITNESS

Co-ed Indoor Floor Hockey Leagues

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Sunday, Dec 15-Apr 13; Gymnasium Grades 9-12 (Secondary A League): 1-2:15pm Grades 7–9 (Secondary B League): 2:20-3:35pm Grades 3–6 (Elementary League): 3:45-5:15pm (no classes Dec 29 or Mar 9) Safety always in this fast paced sport. All leagues include pre-season clinic, skill evaluation and practice games. Participants receive team shirt and awards. Sticks and pucks provided. Eye guards with lenses are mandatory (not provided). Instructor: Dave Rogachefsky For more information, contact Dave Rogachefsky at ext. 805 or drogachefsky@jccrochester.org. Member: $40

Basketball Skills Clinic

Sundays, Dec 15-Feb 16, 1:30-2:30pm; Gymnasium (no class Dec 29 or Jan 12) Grades K-2 Children learn the basic skills and fundamentals of the great game of basketball.

Instructor: Anthony Fazzary For more information, contact Anthony Fazzary at ext. 291 or afazzary@jccrochester.org. Member: $30  Non Member: $40

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Teen Basketball League Sundays, Dec 15-Feb 16, 4-6pm Gymnasium (no class Dec 29 or Jan 12) Ages 12-16 Organized Sunday basketball league consisting of only tournament style games! Instructor: Anthony Fazzary For more information, contact Anthony Fazzary at ext. 291 or afazzary@jccrochester.org. Member: $35 Non Member: $45

30th Annual Co-ed Youth 2v2 Floor Hockey Tournament

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Table Tennis for Teens Tuesdays, Jan 7-Mar 18, 4:35-5:30pm; Gymnasium (no class Feb 18) Ages 12-16 The Pit presents table tennis (pingpong), for practice, games, and tournament play! Instructor: Iosif Moscovici For more information, contact Anthony Fazzary at 291 or afazzary@jccrochester.org. Free

Wednesday, Jan 1, 11am–1:30pm Gymnasium Grades K-12 All teams are guaranteed three (3) scheduled games. You may play above your grade level with parent’s permission and in more than 1 tournament. Tournaments will be double elimination. Sticks and pucks provided. Eye guards with lenses are mandatory (not provided). Entry deadline is Dec 29. Instructor: Dave Rogachefsky For more information, contact Dave Rogachefsky at ext. 805 or drogachefsky@ jccrochester.org. Member: $13 per team of 2

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Krav Maga

JCC Men’s Over 30 Wednesday Night Basketball League

Wednesdays, beginning Dec 4, 7-9:30pm (10 weeks plus playoffs) Game shirts and refs provided. Awards banquet at the end of the season. Those registered after Dec 5 will play on an as-needed basis. For more information, contact Brian Dengler at ext. 248 or bdengler@jccrochester.org. Member: $100 Non Member: $175 (add $25 after Nov 27)

Zumba® Toning

Thursdays, Dec 5-Feb 6, 8-8:45pm Dance Studio For people who want to take their Zumba to the next level! This small group training program will incorporate weights and toning sticks into the dance party. Instructor: Mandi For more information, contact Rebecca Schmidt at ext. 271 or rschmidt@jccrochester.org. Member: $60 Non Member: $80

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with 108 Sun Salutations

Saturday, Dec 21, 12:30pm Experience a long-standing tradition in the yoga community as we celebrate the changing of the seasons with 108 Sun Salutations. Join us as we welcome in the winter and raise money to send children in need to Camp Seneca Lake in the summer. Proceeds go to the CSL Campership Fund. For more information, contact

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Adult Karate

Wednesday, Jan 8-Mar 26, 7-9pm Room 1 Train your mind and body with a noncontact and non-violent workout. Learn self-defense and sparring, and also pre-set patterns (katas) that simulate self-defense situations against imaginary attackers. For more information, contact Eke Aiono at ext. 270 or eaiono@jccrochester.org. Member: $125 Non Member: $150

12 weeks to Tri: Triathlon Training Class Wednesdays, Jan 8-Mar 26, 6:30pm Participants will be guided through a personalized training plan based on experience and fitness level. Focus will be on all aspects of triathlon training: swimming, cycling and running, as well as stamina, skill building and strength training. Cost includes training and the registration fee for the JCC Ultimate Indoor Triathlon on Sunday, Mar 30. For more information, contact Rebecca Schmidt at ext. 271 or rschmidt@jccrochester.org. Member: $150 Non Member: $225

New Year-New You Cleanse and Detox

Sundays, Jan 12, 19 & 26, 10-11am Start the year feeling refreshed, energized and better than ever! This unique three-week program includes weekly meetings at the JCC, access to a closed Facebook group, daily e-mails, guidance, recipes, shopping lists and more.  Program Coordinator: Adrienne Markus, Certified Health Coach and Nutrition Consultant Before Dec 31 Member: $100 Non Member: $115 After Dec 31 Member $115 Non Member: $130

JCC Pickleball Leagues

Sign up early for a fun adult league. Meet new players and improve your game. All skill levels welcome. Monday Ladder League Mondays,begins Jan 13 (10 weeks) 7-9pm; Gymnasium

Thursday Advanced League (minimum 3.5 level) Thursdays, begins Jan 16 (10 weeks), 7-9pm; Gymnasium Member registration begins Monday, Dec 16. Non member registration begins Monday, Dec 23. For more information, contact Brian Dengler at ext. 248 or bdengler@jccrochester.org. Member: $30 Non Member: $40

Pickleball Clinic

Tuesdays, Jan 14-Mar 4, 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 bdengler@jccrochester.org. Member:$10 Non Member: $15

FITNESS

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, Dec 2-Feb 3, 7-8pm (10 weeks) Krav Maga is the martial arts selfdefense system developed in Israel consisting of a wide combination of techniques for realistic situations. Increase fitness and confidence as well as self-defense skills. Equipment provided. For more information, contact Brian Dengler at ext. 248 or bdengler@jccrochester.org. Member: $125 Non Member: $150

Rebecca Schmidt at ext. 271 or email rschmidt@jccrochester.org. Member: $18 Non Member: $24

Pilates Reformers and Chairs

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

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JCC Ultimate Indoor Triathlon

Sunday, Mar 30 Start training now for the JCC’s Ultimate Indoor Triathlon. Challenge yourself with a 15-minute swim, bike, and run. Need some personalized training? Register for the “12 weeks to Tri” training classes. For more information, contact Brian Dengler at ext. 248 or bdengler@jccrochester.org. Individual: $30 Team: $75 (add $10 after Mar 14)

TRY IT FREE TRX® GROUP CLASSES

Have you heard the hype and want to see what TRX® is all about? Throughout the month of December we have FREE trial classes using the TRX® Suspension Trainer and the NEW RIP Trainer. The full schedule of classes is available at jccrochester.org. For more information, contact Rebecca Schmidt at ext. 271 or rschmidt@jccrochester.org. 

FITNESS

TRX® RIP TRAINING AND SUSPENSION TRAINING 3 MONTH CLASS PASS

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Rip Training utilizes a lever bar and resistance cord to provide a unique mix of rotation, core stability, control, power, strength, mobility, metabolic conditioning, balance and coordination challenges. Starting January 2, we will be offering TRX® RIP training along with Suspension Training for our class pass holders. Pay one fee for UNLIMITED TRX group classes from January 2-March 31. With the class pass you can attend as many TRX classes as you would like. Seven class times per week to choose from. All classes are drop in for pass holders only. Only 30 passes will be sold. The full schedule of classes is available at jccrochester.org. For more information, contact Rebecca Schmidt at ext. 271 or rschmidt@jccrochester.org. Member: $90 for 3 months

Member Connections

Monday, Feb 10, 9:30am-12pm February is National Heart Month: Give your Heart a Healthy Start! H – Halt the Salt Program: Learn about appropriate sodium intake and how to prevent heart disease E – Exercise Routine: Select your heart healthy activity of choice A – Attain Blood Pressure Reading R – Relieving Stress: Enjoy 10 minute chair massage T – Take One Step: Learn about the 28 steps to a healthier heart Watch for more details on specific activities or contact Barbara Conklin at ext. 216 or bconklin@jccrochester. org.

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The thought of moving to an independent living community may seem overwhelming. The Summit makes it easy with our MoveAhead offer,* which includes: $1,000 credit toward move management assistance $1,000 credit toward moving expenses Credit toward simple home inspection

Cardiac Fitness Program Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 7am-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 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

Your first month free

See yourself at The Summit. To schedule a personal tour, call 585-442-9909 or visit summitbrighton.org.

*The Summit has a network of professionals who can handle all aspects of your move. However, who you use is your choice. Credit toward simple home inspection, senior move management and moving expenses will be applied to your second month’s service fee.

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Parkinson’s Class Winter sessions begin on Dec 16 Join this series of eight-week group exercise classes for individuals with varying stages of Parkinson’s disease. • Improve flexibility of the lower back and hip flexors, posture, balance • Increase body awareness • Build strength and flexibility to get up from a chair or the floor. Functional exercises are included. • Exercise modifications to meet individual needs Participants must complete an evaluation prior to participation. Stretching the Limits I (Beginner) Tuesday and Friday, 11am-12pm For progressed participants who have limited ability to walk or get up from the chair. Some functional exercises included– all exercises can be performed in the chair. Stretching the Limits II (Intermediate) *NEW CLASS!* Monday and Wednesday, 3-4pm Tuesday and 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 the chair at the hand rail and gait training. Stretching the Limits II (Advanced) Monday and Wednesday, 11:50-12:50pm For those who are mobile and can move around without assistance. Classes will include functional exercises such as getting up and down from the floor and gait training. This class incorporates quicker movements and faster paced exercises similar to those in Stretching the Limits II (Intermediate) For more information or to schedule an evaluation, contact Rebecca Schmidt at ext. 271 or rschmidt@jccrochester.org. Member/Non Member: $100 subsidies available

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Joints in Motion

Monday, Jan 6–Mar 24 (12 weeks), 1:15-2:15pm; 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: $48 Non Member: $60

Music, Mindfulness, and Motion

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan 7- Feb 13, 1-1:55pm and 2-2:55pm; Dance Studio This program provides people with early to mid-stage dementia and their caregiver 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. Underwritten by the Konar Family Foundation. Free

Other Wellness Services at the JCC Chiropractor

For more information, contact Pamela Bell at ext. 282.

Acupuncturist

For more information, contact Jessika Conde at ext. 830.

Nutritionist

For more information, contact Adrienne Markus at ext. 857.

SAVE THIS DATE! Wednesday, Jan 22, 10am-12pm An Excellus Representative will be available to answer any questions you might have about your health insurance coverage and the Silver& Fit® program.

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.

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Wellness Programs

SilverSneakers®: Classic Mondays & Thursdays, 11-11:45am SilverSneakers®: Circuit Tuesdays & Fridays, 11-11:45am SilverSneakers®: Yoga Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1-2pm SilverSplash® 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 and 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. Silver&Fit® I: Explore Wednesdays, 11-11:45am Silver&Fit® II: Experience Sundays, 11-11:45am

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Lots of Latkas

Monday, Dec 2, 12pm The Resource Place Join us for a delicious Hanukkahthemed lunch. Member: $6 Non Member: $9

Olive Oil Tasting with Tasteful Additions of Pittsford

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Tuesday, Dec 3, 11am-1pm JCC Rear Lobby Join us for a FREE tasting of delicious olive oils and information about the Festival of Lights. A partner program with Tasteful Additions, a Pittsfordbased specialty food store featuring delicious oils, vinegars, and salts. Free

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Stitch and Schmooze

Tuesdays Dec 3, 10, and 17, 1-2pm The Resource Place Brighten up the darkest month of the year by stitching a beautiful Jerusalem and peace themed counted cross stitch bookmark. Instruction and all materials provided. No prior stitching experience required. Instructor: Joy Getnick Member: $15 Non Member: $25

The Book of Shemot – Text Study for Adult Women

Thursdays, Dec 5-Feb 6, 10-11am; Room 1 Join us for an intensive study of the story of Jewish slavery in Egypt as recounted in the Book of Exodus. The class will focus on understanding the text through literary analysis and the exploration of classical Biblical commentators and Midrash. Instructor: Shira Hochheimer Member: $40 Non Member: $50

The Life of Avraham – Text Study for Adult Women

Mondays, Dec 9-Feb 10, 8:30-9:30pm; Room 1 (no class Dec 3 or Jan 13) Come explore the significance of Abraham, the first Jewish patriarch, through careful study of the Biblical text. Learn basic reading, translation, and literary analysis skills to help students not only understand the meaning of the text, but also the story’s implication for everyday life. Instructor: Shira Hochheimer Member: $40 Non Member: $50

Jerusalem Uncovered – Archaeology Lecture

Saturday, January 11, 7:30pm JCC Hart Theater Join the JCC and Pittsford Chabad for a fascinating virtual sift through the earth of Jerusalem, uncovering mysteries more than two thousand years old, and revealing the ancient bond between the Jewish People and the Land of Israel. Presented by Rabbi Avraham Stolik, a noted biblical archeological scholar To reserve tickets, please contact Pittsford Chabad at 585-385-2097 or info@jewishpittsford.com. Tickets: $10

Kabbalah Tu B’Shevat Lunch and Film

Thursday, Jan 16, 12pm The Resource Place The Kabbalists created the first Tu B’Shevat seder. Who were they? What is Kabbalah? Join us for a Tu B’Shevat inspired lunch and a screening of the History Channel’s Decoding the Past: Secrets of Kabbalah, where we’ll learn about the people who transformed this birthday for the trees. Member: $6 Non Member: $9

92Y “Live”

JCC Hart Theatre Join us for a series of thoughtprovoking lectures and discussions from the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan. Hearing assistance devices available upon request. *Please note that we will be showing taped broadcasts on DVD. Member: $3 Non Member: $5 Malcolm Gladwell: When Underdogs Break the Rules Monday, Dec 9, 1-2:30pm Why are we so often surprised when underdogs win? Do Goliaths make mistakes in spite of their strength – or because of it? Come hear Malcolm Gladwell, staff writer with The New Yorker magazine since 1996 and author of several books including The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference (2000) and Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005) discuss these quandaries. Piers Morgan with Dr. Gail Saltz Monday, Jan 6, 1-2:30pm What kind of guy thrives in the roughand-tumble world of British tabloids, the prime-time performances of “America’s Got Talent,” and the high-profile drama of a nightly broadcast on CNN? Piers Morgan is what kind of guy. Come hear about his surprising career, his passionate campaign against gun control, and his new book (based on his diary), Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God and George Clooney. Inside Israel’s National Security Monday, Jan 20, 1-2:30pm Join Chuck Freilich, former Israeli deputy national security advisor; Reuven Pedhatzur, Ha’aretz; and Dan Raviv, national correspondent for “CBS News” as they discuss the strengths and challenges of crafting Israeli national security policy. Meeting of the Minds: On Compassion Karen Armstrong and Thomas Cahill with Rabbi Jennifer Krause Monday, Feb 10, 1-2:30pm Join two of the world’s preeminent interfaith scholars and historians in a lively and provocative conversation about compassion and its crucial place in both modern and ancient times.

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

10-week session begins Jan 9, 10-11am; Yiddish Cultural Center Learn basic conversational Hebrew. Instructor: Tamar Fix Member: $90 Non Member: $120

JNet: Rochester’s Jewish Network for Young Adults (Ages 22-35) Many great programs happening throughout the winter. Find us on Facebook for updated info. Facebook.com/groups/ ROCJNET/

Israeli Dance for Everyone!

Sundays, 6:30-7pm beginners; 7-9pm open dancing and instruction Dance Studio Drop-in. No registration required. Instructor: Max Steiner Member: Free Non Member: $6

Save the Date

“The Power of One”– Guest Speaker, Linda Hooper

Sunday, Mar 2, 7pm; Auditoriums In 1998 Hooper asked her students at Whitwell Middle School in Tennessee to collect six million paper clips as a way to visualize the magnitude of the Holocaust. Her actions are documented in the acclaimed 2004 film Paper Clips. A firm believer in the power of education as a vehicle to achieve tolerance, Hooper speaks movingly about teaching to change the world.

Shabbat Yoga

Fridays, 11:15am-1pm; Yoga Studio Bring together Jewish spirituality with the practice of yoga. Suitable for all levels. Shalom. Instructor: Wendy Beller-Madway For more information, contact Rebecca Schmidt at ext. 271 or rschmidt@jccrochester.org. Free

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Yiddish and Yiddishkeit: Language, Literature, and Culture

9-week sessions begin Tuesday, Jan 21 or Wednesday, Jan 22 Instructor: Deborah Rothman Member: $90/session Non Member: $120/session Beginners (Section I) Tuesdays, 10:15am-11:30am Yiddish Culture center Discover the world of Yiddish in this introductory class geared to students with little or no background. Learn to read, carry on a basic conversation, and explore the culture and history of this expressive language. Students in Section I have the option of participating in Section II, at no additional cost. Intensive Yiddish (Section II) Tuesdays, 11:30am-12:30pm Yiddish Culture Center Geared to students with some reading and speaking fluency, this accelerated class will focus on language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.  The class is fastpaced and is designed for serious language study.Students in Section II have the option of participating in Section I, at no additional cost. Intermediate and Advanced (Section III) Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:30pm Yiddish Culture Center This class continues to build on skills gained in previous classes. In addition to exploring the rich culture of this expressive language, students will continue to expand their language and translation skills. For more information on any of the Jewish Life and Learning programs, please contact Joy Getnick at ext. 239 or jgetnick@jccrochester.org.

Tu B’Shevat:

The Evolution of a Holiday

Tu B’Shevat, the new year or “birthday” of the trees, began as an agricultural tax day.  Yet after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 C.E., Tu B’Shevat changed.  Without a Temple to which to give agricultural tithes, Tu B’Shevat became a broader celebration of trees and fruit.  In the Middle Ages, the Kabbalist mystics in Tzfat began observing Tu B’Shevat through a special seder featuring the “seven species” mentioned in Deuteronomy 8:79: wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olive (oil), and date (honey).  Like a Passover seder, the Tu B’Shevat seder features four cups of wine, each representing different ideas about nature, seasons, and Kabbalistic philosophy about how a person can get closer to God.  For many centuries, Tu B’Shevat was not widely celebrated.  Following the establishment of the Jewish National Fund in 1901 – an organization dedicated to rebuilding Jewish life on ancient soil – Jews again celebrated this traditional birthday of the trees by planting new forests in biblical Israel.  Most recently Tu B’Shevat has been re-popularized as a day to celebrate Jewish environmental values, and our obligation to care about the natural world in which we live.  For more resources and information on Tu B’Shevat please visit Jewish Life at jccrochester.org.

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*New!*Conversational Hebrew with Tamar Fix

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Winter Swim Schedule Gesher registration due by Dec 12 • Member registration begins Dec 15 • Non Member registration begins Dec 26 All classes are 10 weeks.

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Sunday, Jan 5-Mar 16 (no class Feb 16) Tuesday, Jan 7-Mar 18 (no class Feb 18) Wednesday, Jan 8-Mar 19 (no class Feb 19) Thursday, Jan 9-Mar 20 (no class Feb 20) Member: $100 Non Member: $150

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Tiny Tots and Parent Sunday, 10-10:30am Ages 10 months-2 years Get comfortable in the water through water games, blowing bubbles, kicking and beginner floating. Minimum 4, maximum 12 Advance Tiny Tots and Parents Sunday, 10:30-11am Ages 3-4 Get more comfortable in the water. Begin kicking, floating, blowing bubbles, arm stroke and safety. Minimum 4, maximum 12 Level 1 Sunday, 11-11:30am Tuesday, 5-5:30pm Thursday, 4:30-5pm Ages 4-5 Water and class adaptation, kicking, floating, jumping in, and putting the face in the water. Child must be at least 4. Minimum 3, maximum 4 Level 2 Sunday, 11-11:30am/1:30-2pm Tuesday, 4-4:30pm/5-5:30pm Wednesday, 4-4:30pm/5-5:30pm Thursday, 4:30-5pm Ages 4-7 For a child who is comfortable in the water but needs to work on basic swimming skills. Introduction of front and back crawl, floating safety and rescue skills. Minimum 3, maximum 4

Level 3 Sunday, 11:30am-12pm/1-1:30pm Tuesday, 4-4:30pm/4:30-5pm Wednesday, 4-4:30pm/4:30-5pm Thursday, 4-4:30pm/5-5:30pm Ages 6+ Pre-requisite: Level 2 Students will be taught elementary backstroke, rotary breathing, front and back crawl, stroke development, safety, survival and rescue skills. Minimum 3, maximum 5 Level 4 Sunday, 11:30am-12pm/1-1:30pm Tuesday, 4:30-5pm Wednesday, 5-5:30pm Thursday, 4-4:30pm/5-5:30pm Age 6+ Pre-requisite: Level 3 For the child with good front and back crawl for 10 yards. Course will review already learned strokes, introduce sidestroke and breast stroke kick, and teach safety and rescue skills. Minimum 4, maximum 6 Level 5 Sunday, 11:30am-12pm/1:30-2pm Wednesday, 4:30-5pm Thursday, 5-5:30pm Age 7+ Pre-requisite: Level 4 Coordinate and refine the key strokes. Butterfly, open turns, and feet-first dives are introduced. Minimum 4, maximum Level 6 Sunday, 1:30-2:15pm Thursday, 4-4:45pm

Please understand that due to instructor/student ratios we cannot offer makeup lessons for missed classes. If the aquatics department cancels classes for any reason, a makeup date will be added to the end of the session. For more information or for swim class placement, contact Hanna Bergwall at ext. 289 or hbergwall@jccrochester. org. Private Lessons Anyone, any age, can learn to swim! One-on-one instruction for children and adults, as well as semi-private lessons with 2 to 4 participants working with an instructor. Lesson days and times are at your convenience. For more information, contact Hanna Bergwall at ext. 289 or hbergwall@jccrochester.org. Private lessons Member: $25 Non Member: $35 Semi-Private lessons Member: $30 Non Member: $40 Lifeguard Training Saturdays, Mar 1 & 8, 8am-5pm Must be 15 years of age or older and pass a swim test. For details about the swim test contact Starr Greenwood at ext. 267 or sgreenwood@jccrochester. org. Registrants must purchase Lifeguard Training Manual and CPR mask at the Red Cross. All reading must be done before the start of class. Minimum 6, maximum 10 Member: $200 Non Member: $280

Age 7+

Pre-requisite: Level 5 Continue to work on stroke efficiency while learning basic rescue skills. Minimum 4, maximum 8

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

Gesher Vacation Camps

Family Camp at Camp Seneca Lake

Registration opens Feb 1 Camp dates: Aug 22-24 What better way is there to say good-bye to Family the summer than at spending a weekend in the beautiful Finger Lakes region with your family? Take advantage of our Kids Club program where your children will be supervised at activities with other kids so you can enjoy the adult-only programs offered. Perfect for families of all ages and sizes! For more information, contact Aaron Cantor at ext. 263 or aaron@jccrochester.org.

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PlayGym

FREE to JCC Family Members! Ages 2-10 Children under age 4 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian, or sibling in the 7th grade or above who will 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: 10am–4pm Monday, Tues, Thurs and Fri: 8:30am-1pm, 4-8pm Wednesday: 8:30am-1pm, 5-8pm Saturday: 12-4pm

Sitter Service

FREE to our JCC Family Members 6 weeks-4 years 2-hour time limit and strict staff/child ratios observed. Hours of Operation Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-1pm, 4-8pm Fridays: 8:30am-1pm, 3-5pm Saturdays: 12-4pm Sundays: 9am-4pm

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sports, 70’ bounce house obstacle course, theatre games, arts and crafts, camp songs. Meet the directors and other Sisol staff, too! Also, win a free week at Camp Sisol! Registration for the 2014 season automatically enters you into the raffle! Additional raffle tickets may be purchased for $5 each with proceeds supporting a staff appreciation event during the camp season. For more information, contact Dan Irving at ext. 274 or dirving@ jccrochester.org. Returning Campers Pay 2013’s price for 2014. New Campers Save 50% on your 1st two weeks and pay last year’s price for additional weeks!

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When schools are closed for holidays and vacations, come and fill the days with fun at Gesher Vacation Camp. Varied activities include field trips, special guests, and performances. Activities that are always included are crafts, games, sports and swimming. Lunches from Geulah’s are available by pre-order in the Gesher office at the time of registration or up to the day before the Vacation Camp day. Vacation Camp Hours 9am-4pm Extended Care Hours: 7am-6pm Dec 23: Hawaiian Hullabaloo Dec 24: CLOSED Dec 26: Wild, Wild West Dec 27: Winter Wonderland Dec 30: Space is the Place Dec 31: New Year’s Theme (Gesher closes at 4pm) Jan 2: Superhero Jan 3: Ooey Gooey Jan 20: Olympics Feb 17- 21: Field Trip Week! Trips to Village Sports, Rochester Museum and Science Center, the Planetarium, and Jungle Jolt. Please pack a vegetarian lunch. For dates and details, visit jccrochester.org. Apr 14: Color War (Gesher closes at 4pm) Apr 15: CLOSED Apr 16-18: Color War For more information or to register, contact Esther Cohen at ext. 234 or ecohen@jccrochester.org. Member: $50/day     Non Member: $60/day Extended Care: $9 additional per day

Camp Sisol Registration Kick-Off Event!

Sunday, Jan 12, 1-4pm; Gymnasium 2013 was Camp Sisol’s biggest and best summer! With the additions of KidStage@Sisol and KidSport@Sisol, 2014 promises to be even bigger! Don’t miss this limited opportunity for both new and returning campers to get the best promotional price of the year and save your spot for the 2014 Camp Sisol season! Learn about the new offerings at Camp Sisol! Enjoy great activities at the event including

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Happy Birthday Parties

Plan your child’s next birthday party here at the JCC! Let our staff entertain your kids and run the party for you. We have many packages from which to choose including pool parties, movie in the pool, PlayGym, In-Zone, bounce house, reptiles, disco roller skating, pony rides, magicians and a 70’ obstacle course bounce house, too! For more information, contact Amy Exton at ext. 268 or aexton@jccrochester.org.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Parties!

The JCC is a great place to host your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration. We will work with you to create a unique event that your family will remember forever! For more information, contact Amy Exton at ext. 268 or aexton@jccrochester.org.

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Ages 4+ Henry and Mudge Jan 18–19; JCC Hart Theater Saturday, Jan 18, 1pm and 3pm Sunday, Jan 19, 11am (ASL interpreted) Sunday, Jan 19, 2pm Adapted from the Henry and Mudge series of books by Cynthia Rylant. A charming musical based on the bestselling children’s books about a boy and his huge canine buddy. Moving from the city to a new house in the country can be tough. Just ask Henry. He misses Annie, his cousin and best friend, and can’t find a playmate in his new neighborhood. Luckily Mom and Dad buy him a great big, slobbery dog named Mudge. It looks like Henry and Mudge will be best friends forever, until Annie arrives for a visit. Will Annie come between a boy and his dog? Can a kid have two best friends? Purchase tickets at the JCC Main Desk or visit tykestheatre.org. Discounts available to subscribers and groups. Tickets: $15

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The “Girls” are Back for 3 Performances!

December 7 — 22

Rochester’s fabulous duo, Kasha Davis and Aggy Dune, return with an all-new show filled with your favorite divas.

Relatively Speaking

Sat. Dec. 28 at 8 pm, Sun. Dec. 29 at 2 pm

Three comedies for the price of one!

New Year’s Eve Dec. 31 at 9 pm

C U LT U R A L A R T S

New Year’s Events

by Woody Allen, Elaine May and Ethan Coen This 2012 Broadway smash hit hilariously examines the outrageous relativity of relatives.

Gershwin

Uncorked!

Featuring stunning performances of Gershwin classics, pianist/vocalist Elliot Sneider uses narrative and music to explore the lives of George and Ira Gershwin against the changing landscape of America.

New Year’s Eve Dec. 31 at 7 pm

February 1 — 16 That’s What Friends are For The Music of Burt Bacharach

UNLEASHED! Improv New Year’s Eve Extravaganza in the JCC Lounge Dec. 31 at 8 pm

Bacharach classics tell the story of two friends seeking fame and love in the big city. Sponsored by: The Dawn and Jacques Lipson, MD. Philanthropic Fund

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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 for Members and Non Members 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 on any of the listed programs and events, 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.

Parenting For more information on Parenting programs, please contact Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW at ext. 232 or mrleve@jccrochester.org. 

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Adjusting After Divorce

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Wednesday, Dec 11, 12pm Conference Room Coping with divorce can be one of the most difficult challenges a person faces in a lifetime. Learn tools to help you through the process as well as how to help your children during this time of transition. E-mail mrleve@ jccrochester.org with questions about your situation prior to the workshop. Price includes lunch. Facilitated by: Elizabeth Young, PsyD Member: $15 Non Member: $18

Mealtime MattersSetting the Right Tone for Healthy Eating

Wednesday, Jan 15, 12pm Conference Room Learn how to promote healthy eating and positive body image development in your children. Identify potential difficulties that your children may have and how to proactively address them. Price includes lunch. Facilitated by: Dr. Mary Spagnola Member: $15 Non Member: $18

Shabbat for the Busy Family

Wednesday, Feb 5, 12pm Conference Room Are you looking for some easy ways to celebrate Shabbat in your busy life?  Get new tips and tricks for celebrating Shabbat during your busy week. Price includes lunch.

Facilitated by: Joy Getnick PhD. and Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW Member: $6  Non Member: $9

When Your Kids Push Your Buttons

Wednesday, Feb 26, 12pm Conference Room Explore what pushes your buttons and what you can do in order to remain calm and respond effectively to children’s behaviors that need redirection. Price includes lunch. Facilitated by: Emily Horowitz, MA, LMHC Member: $15 Non Member: $18

Nutrition For more information on Nutrition programs, please contact Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW at ext. 232 or mrleve@jccrochester.org.

Meals at Your Fingertips Tuesday, Dec 10, 12pm Auditorium A Learn to keep an intelligently stocked kitchen so you will never be more than minutes away from cooking a healthy meal. Price includes recipes and tastings. Facilitated by: Dan Irving Member: $15 Non Member: $18

Recipe Rehab

Thursday, Jan 30, 12pm Auditorium A Make healthy, delicious, lower calorie versions of your family’s favorite meals. Price includes recipes and tastings. Facilitated by: Adrienne Markus, Certified Holistic Health Coach and Nutrition Consultant Member: $15 Non Member: $18

Support For more information on Support programs, please contact Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW at ext. 232 or mrleve@jccrochester.org

Jewish Family Service of Rochester at the JCC

Fridays, 9-11am; JCC Rear Lobby A geriatric community case manager will be at the JCC to answer any questions related to older adults living in Monroe County. Stop by or call Kate O’Brien, Community Case Management Services Director at 461-0115, ext. 123.

Interfaith Connection

Connect with other interfaith couples in a welcoming, supportive group. Interfaith Connection serves couples with one Jewish partner in a committed relationship, with or without children. Phone conferences and personal appointments are available. Interfaith counseling appointments available at area synagogues. Free

The Mothers Circle

Tuesdays, Dec 3, 11am Conference Room Jan 7 & Feb 4, 11am The Resource Place 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. For more information, visit TheMothersCircle. org. Free Sitter Service is available. Facilitator: Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW Free

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The Grandparents Circle Thursdays, Dec 5, Jan 9, Feb 6, 12pm; Room 3 For Jewish grandparents whose children are intermarried. Share your Jewish heritage and nurture your grandchildren’s Jewish identities. The Grandparent’s Circle is a program of the Jewish Outreach Institute. For more information, visit JOI.org. Facilitator: Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW Free

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

Prostate Cancer Support, Education, and Advocacy

Second Thursday of each month, 7-9pm; Conference Room Free 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. Nov 14: The Psychology of Wellness Dec 12: A Celebration of Life Jan 9: New Year Horizons Feb 13: Love & The Color Blue Mar 13: Pushing Up Daisies

Mondays, Dec 16, Jan 20, Feb 17, 1pm; Room 3 Get the support you need to help you care for your aging parent or loved one. Facilitated by: Kate O’Brien, BSW, MS, MHSA, Community Care Management Director, Jewish Family Service Free

Activities & Education For more information regarding Activities and Education programs, please contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or cadengler@jccrochester.org.

Men In Transition

Tuesdays, 8:30-10am The Resource Place An association of retired men ranging from their early 50’s and upward. Enjoy bagels, coffee, and discussion. Special speakers are regularly scheduled.

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!  Free

Current Events

Wednesdays, 11am-1pm; Room 1
 News junkies, come to discuss topics that interest you! Coffee is available.  Free

Lifespan Presents: Drop-In Crafts Thursdays, 10am-2pm; Art Studio Health Insurance Drop in and meet other crafters, Information, Counseling, work on your own project, and get and Assistance Program tips and assistance.  Are you eligible for Medicare?  Do you want unbiased information about choosing health insurance?  Lifespan’s trained volunteer counselors can help. Contact Michele Ruda Leve for a scheduled appointment. Free

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The Art of Painting 

Mondays, 10am; Art Studio Express your creative side through painting!  A list of materials to be purchased will be provided.   Instructor: Paxton Maffett Member: $125 Non Member: $140

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 to be purchased will be provided.  Facilitator: Nadia Sanow Member: Free Non Member: $20

AARP 

Mondays and Wednesdays Dec 2 and 4, Jan 6 and 8, Feb 17 and 19, 9-1pm 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. AARP Member: $20 Non AARP Member: $25

The Knitting Circle

Wednesdays, Jan 8-29, 2-3pm The Resource Place Learn the basics: creating the first row, basic stitches, simple patterns, and how to finish at the end. A list of supplies will be provided prior to the class. Instructor: Victoria Posner Member: $20 Non Member: $35

A D U LT P R O G R A M S

Caring for a Parent/ Loved One Support Group

GirlPower

Sundays Dec 8- Feb 9, 4-6pm The Resource Place (no class Dec 22 or 29) For girls age 10-13 GirlPower facilitates mentorship, empowerment and community to grow healthy, grounded teen leaders with compassionate hearts and a healthy respect for who they are and what they want. The focus on inner dialogue, self care, and self discovery helps young girls learn potent tools to live authentically.  Price includes yoga class, workbook, and art materials. Instructor:  Jennifer Hess Member: $140 Non Member: $165

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WXXI Reachout Radio

WXXI Reachout Radio is an audio information service available at The Resource Place that 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, contact Michele Ruda Leve, at ext. 232 or mrleve@ jccrochester.org. Free

Mah Jongg Instruction

Wednesdays, Jan 8-29, 10am-12pm The Resource Place Students will learn the official rules and strategy. The goal of this class is to give students the confidence to join an ongoing game. No experience or knowledge is required. Instructor:  June Rapowitz Member: $40 Non Member: $45

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Senior Days at the “J”

Mondays and Thursdays, 10:15am-1pm; The Resource Place If you’re looking to meet other adults in a casual atmosphere, join this social group. Events range from discussion to card games and bingo, to movie day and more!  Pick up a monthly schedule of events in The Resource Place. Free

Book Club

The Resource Place and the JCC Lane Dworkin Rochester Jewish Book Festival are facilitating a book club. Read interesting and exciting books and join in stimulating discussion. 

Jewelry Making

Tuesday, Feb 4, 1pm Conference Room Choose from a wide variety of beads and learn to make a beautiful pair of earrings in just one class! All materials are environmentally friendly and are included in the price of the class. Instructor: Mary Pat LeBeau Member: $30  Non Member: $38

Declutter—De-stress!

Tuesday, Feb 11, 1pm The Resource Place Want to know how to efficiently downsize, organize and live more simply? Join a Certified Professional

Organizer for a presentation and tips on how to make the best use of your space. Facilitated by: Joani Hardy, Certified Professional Organizer Member: $20 Non Member: $25

Day Trip to Seneca Niagara Casino

Wednesday, Feb 19, Depart JCC at 8am/Return at 6pm Cost includes $20 casino cash, $5 food voucher and transportation. For more information, contact Amy Exton at ext. 268 or aexton@ jccrochester.org. Member: $30/person or $50/couple Non Member: $35/person or $60/ couple 

Lunch & Learn

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For more information regarding Lunch & Learn programs, please contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or cadengler@jccrochester.org.

MVP Presents: Memory Enhancement Strategies  Thursday, Dec 12, 12pm The Resource Place Understand the mechanism of memory, the differences between normal forgetfulness and dementia, and relieve the concern that changes are unavoidable as we age. Learn easy techniques to improve your memory with helpful lifestyle changes. Lunch is included. Facilitated by: Cheryl Minchella Member: $7 Non Member: $9

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Transportation Security Administration presents: TSA travel tips Tuesday, Jan 21, 12pm The Resource Place Learn how to easily and calmly get through airport security. TSA contact Carol Worth will talk about travel tips and security procedures. Learn about prohibited items, liquids and gels, as well as the new expedited screening process. Lunch is included. Instructor: Carol Worth Member: $7 Non Member: $9

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these classic tunes and more to tell the story of two friends who come “Relatively Speaking” to the big city with hopes of finding Sunday, Dec 15, 1:30-4pm fame and love. JCC Hart Theatre Three comedies for the price of one!  Chug Member: $12 Non Chug Member: $17 This Broadway smash hit explores the families we choose and the Chaverim Programs families we get stuck with. Chanukah Party Chug Member: $12 Sunday, Dec 1, 10:15-11:30am Non Member: $17 The Resource Place

Chug Programs

Pittsford Wegmans Sunday, Jan 26, 12-1pm Meet the Chug group for lunch or just to schmooze. Bring money if you wish to purchase lunch. “That’s What Friends Are For” (American Songbook) Sunday, Feb 2, 1:30-4pm JCC Hart Theatre Burt Bacharach helped define the pop charts with a stream of hits including “Wishin and Hopin” and “Walk on By.” This program uses

Chaverim’s annual Hanukkah party, hosted by Temple Emanu-el, will be fabulous, fun, and fralach. The Temple members will provide a traditional Hanukkah luncheon and Bonnie Abrams will lead us in holiday tunes. To end the party, Temple members will surprise you with a Chanukah present. Free Gentle Yoga and Tu B’Shevat Sunday, Jan 5, 1-2pm The Resource Place

Wendy Beller-Madway will lead the class and discuss the holiday of Tu B’Shevat while you exercise.  Refreshments will be available after Yoga. Free Sponsored by the Golisano Foundation. Presidents’ Day Sunday, Feb 16, 10:15-11:30am The Resource Place The group will discuss previous U.S. presidents as well as President Barack Obama.  Refreshments will be served. Facilitator: Joy Getnick, PhD Free Sponsored by the Golisano Foundation For more information, contact Ann Gilbert-Winterman at ext. 259 or awinterman@jccrochester.org.

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Access to Community: Programs for Developmentally-Disabled Adults

Programs for Adults with Developmental Disabilities are made possible through the generosity of the Beverly and Sam Kolko Fund for Special Needs, Lynda and in memory of David Newman, and B. Thomas Golisano Foundation.

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Todah Rabah (Thank You) Thank you to our donors for contributions received July 11, 2013 – October 17, 2013. Your generosity ensures the excellent programming we enjoy; enhances and maintains the building we love; and serves our community, including individuals and families who require financial assistance.

CONTRIBUTORS

Special thanks to our Markus Society members, who support the JCC each year with a minimum gift of $360. For a complete list of Markus Society members, please visit the JCC Markus Society Recognition Board or jccrochester.org.

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Annual Campaign Anonymous Barbara Flender Abittan Robert Angst Thelma Jo and Marshall Atwell Lisa and Lawrence Axelrod Ruth Baker Sue Baker Carole Banke Inez and Isaac Baranes Melissa Barber John Barnes Verna and William Baumgarten Samuel Bellotto Virginia and Ainsworth Bennett Sarah Nemetz and Michel Berg Harold Berger Sybil and Arnold Bernhard Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Berson Lorraine Bertram and Richard Young Thelma and Larry Bicucci Audrey L. Biernbaum Dr. and Mrs. Willard Boehm Sandra and Earl Boulter James Braker Elaine Brauer Louise and Wilhelm Braun Ella and Semyon Burd Geraldine Calder Patricia Chadwick Prabhu Chawda Joan and Robert Clar Rachel and David Clar Lisa Cline Beryl and Bill Clymer Lola and Esten Coan Mary and James Coffey Barbara and Irving Cohen Charlotte and Stuart Cohen Doris and Jules Cohen Sharon and Sydney Cohen Barbara and William Colombo Lenore and Donald Cooper Elnora Cooper Patricia Corcoran Sonia and David Cowan Susan and Stewart Cramer Angeline Cullinan

Doris Cummiskey Marcia Cupery Joyce Curran Lois and Edward Czekai Fern and Daniel Daniel Mary Davis Diane and Leon De Roos Judith and Frederic Deyo Sharon and Melvyn Diamond Adam Kreag Donovan Susan and Edward Drexler Judith and Paul Eissenstat Lisa and Joel Elliot Kathleen Englert Mark Evra Susan and Raymond Feasey Rhea and Harold Feinberg Doris and Henry Fields Eileen and Marvin Fishman Bridget Fraser Janne and Arthur Friedman Sue and Stanley Friedman Ronny and Alan Frishman Sharon Garelick Mary Ann and Louis Gennaro Jodi and John Giancursio Janice Goldman Inge and Lawrence Goldstein Ricardo Gonzalez Susan and Steven Goss Beverlee Dorren and Gary Gottfried Nancy Granger Marilyn and Nicholas Graver Marlene and John Green Benita Greenfield Marsha Grossman Barbara Hall Josephine and John Hallagan Stanley Handelman Sylvia and David Harrison Mary Hartshorn Maria Hefti Johanna Heise Patricia and James Helfer Mary Ann and Clarence Henry Pat and Gary Hettrich Barbara Hollander Janet and Britton Hopkin Nancy Horn

Marilyn and Marvin Horowitz Susan and Will Houde-Walter Gregory Hunt Nancy and Patrick Hurley Barbara and Edward Ingerick Merilyn and Robert Israel Susan and Howard Itkin June and Frederick Jefferson Jerome Joseph Barbara Kane Jason Karp Rachelle and Sol Kashtan Monica Kellner David King Linda and Richard Koehn Cynthia and David Kolko in memory of Jeffrey M. Miller, Gerald Katz, and Ira Korn’s mother Rachel Kosoff Romana Kovacs Karen and Gerry Kral Evelyn and Joel Krane Hy Kreitzman Anne and James Lane Lee Lang Donna Lawrence Elinor and Hobart Lerner Georgette and Stephen Lesnak Nancy and Howard LeVant Rose Levin Henrietta and Maurice Levine Lois London Linda Lowenstein Audry Malcolm Martin Maltz Jane and Jerry Margolis Maureen and John May Marie and Neil McCoy James McGrath Anna and John McLaughlin Kathleen McMahon Patricia and Joseph McShea Judith Meltzer Rosa and Hans Menco Robert Meyer Nancy and James Miller Phyllis Mindell William Morich Estelle and Herbert Morris

Ames Amzalak Jewish Film Festival Sanford and Geraldine Appelbaum Marcia and Richard Eisenberg Howard and Esther Golove Deborah Ronnen and Sherman Levey Stuart Levison Ronald and Karen Newman in memory of Terry Michlin Alaimo Loretta Petralis and Brad Landsman

Ryan, Becky 1 and Becky 2, James, Gili, Carly, Liz, Kelsey and Gavi Katharine and Jonathan Goldstein Raizel Glazer in honor of Mandy Bucholtz and Becca Beldner Irving & Bessie Katz Advised Fund Dolores Schwartz in memory of Brian Gold Jocelyn and Andy Wolff in honor of Sarah Hin, Jordyn Axelrod and Carly on Bus1-B

Camperships Aquavation Douglas and Jane Bennett in honor of Robert Fogel‘s birthday The Braun Family Leah and Justin Goldman in honor of Lisa Birnbaum’s 30th Birthday Burton Gordon in memory of Gerald Katz Geraline and Karen Morris in memory of Gerald Katz Diane and Sheldon Shear in memory of Gerald Katz Marcia Silber in memory of Seymour Tesler Deborah and Marc Solomon Rachel and Jeffrey Wexler in memory of Gerald Katz

CenterStage Applied Audio/Brighton Lites Judith and Norman Blaustein Dorothy Champlin Class Action LLC/Marc L. Frankel Constable Bailey Culhane Annette and Marvin Eisenstein Joan and Harold Feinbloom Barbara and Charles Freeman Carolyne Garman John and Claudia Giffen Mary Jane and Arnold Gissin Rhonda and Earl Gurell Herb and June Katz Joan Marcus Masiello Retirement Solutions Theresa and Ralph Meranto Sr. Sally Hirst and Douglas Miller in memory of Elliott Landsman Sanford and Jill Miller Louise and Joel Novros Joan and Beryl Nusbaum Dolores Parlato Julie Petit Tim Reynolds Marcia and Harry Rosenfeld Joanne Selvaggio Donna Silverman Donn Sweet Judith and Alan Wertheimer WXXI Public Broadcasting Council Denise Zeh

Camp Seneca Lake Anonymous Merrie Franklin in memory of Henry Kiet Chau Fran and Arnold Henry in honor of Allison’s Bat Mitzvah Irving & Bessie Katz Advised Fund Marcy and Steve Kay in honor of our daughters Rachel and Sara Kay along with the loves of their lives, Brian Godofsky and Daniel Lieberman Marcy (DeMayo) and Stephen Kay in honor of our daughter Rachel’s engagement to Brian Grodofsky, and in honor of the 90th birthday of our Papoo, Hyman DeMayo, the light, passion and inspiration of our family -- he continues to make this world a better place, day by day Lenore and Marshall Lesser in memory of Bernard Gastel Renee Liebschutz in memory of Alan Wayne Valoris Parts Plus Auto Store Camp Sisol Michael Bobry Donor Guided Fund Deborah and Martin Braun in honor of counselors at Camp Sisol: Alex, Rachel, Liz, Sara, Maddy, Carlin,

CONTRIBUTORS

Frank Mossey Linda and Joseph Mulcahy Morry Natal Isobel Neuberger Thomas O’Neill Jean and Daniel Owerbach Marilyn Petz Irving Pheterson Merle and Nick Pieramico Albert Pinsky Carole and Joseph Plate Irving Pobboravsky Joanne Prives Marie and Venkata Raman Golda and Sidney Rayburn Jackie and Robert Robbins Ruth Roncinske Marcia and Harry Rosenfeld Gloria and Irving Rosenstein Esther and Abraham Rothberg Mary Ann and Bill Rourke Jeanne and Shepard Ryman Anneta Ryzhikova Dorothy and Robert Sadick Amy Sapowith Mary Jane and John Schmitt Sheri and David Schwartz John Schwartz Terry Schwartz and Richard Mader Jean and Richard Scott Bernice and Alan Shank Annette Shapiro Carol and Donald Sheehan Joel Shertok Harriett Shulman Genevieve and Harris Siegel Bernice and Willard Sklar Louise and Gerald Smythe Susan and David Spector Daren Gottfried and Lester Spector Carol and Wayne Spero Gene and Louis Spiro Sandra and Robert Temkin Virginia and Edward Thorp Dolores Trotta Linda and George Ungerer Carolyn Vacanti Jane and Robert Van Alstyne Marie Vasapolli Masche and Rabbi Nechemia Vogel Fay and Irwin Wagman Bette Wallace Elizabeth Wallace Betty Wilson Diane Morse and Mark Winsberg Karen and Mitchell Yarmel Sarisa and Leon Zoghlin

Cultural Arts Programs Esther Germanow in memory of Gerald Katz Fitness, Wellness and Recreation Sarah Liebschutz in memory of Gerald Katz Janet and Jeffrey Morris in memory of Gerald Katz Elaine and Ivan Sanzel in memory of Dr. Myron Nozik Helene and Lawrence Spector in memory of Alexander Fox Karen and Mark Weber in memory of Lois Alhart MANY THANKS TO OUR CONTRIBUTORS

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CONTRIBUTORS

JCC Capital Campaign Francis Celona in memory of Elliott Landsman Susan and Lawrence Halpern in memory of Elliott Landsman Deborah Goldman Landsman in memory of Gerald Katz and in honor of the birth of Melanie and Jeremy Wolk’s son, Redmond Hannah and Arnold Rosenblatt in memory of Jo Ann Mann

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Jewish Community Center Edith Copland Becker in memory of Gerald Katz Ludmilla Coven in memory of Irving Simon Karen Destino in memory of Gerald Katz Paul Eissenstat in memory of Gerald Katz Irving Fierman in memory of Gerald Katz Julene and Barry Gilbert in memory of Gerald Katz Norma Gingold in memory of Helen Francis, Stephen Spelman, Jean Kaczmarsky and Lorraine Hurwitz Marilyn and Morton Goldberg in memory of Lenore Weinrieb David and Pam Isaacs in memory of Horace Becker Marti and Burton Kleinman in memory of Gerald Katz Sheila and William Konar in memory of Gerald Katz Paulina and Laurence Kovalsky in memory of Gerald Katz Leslie Berkowitz in honor of Michael Grossman named as President of the Jewish Community Federation, in memory of Brian Gold, Stanley Dembinski and Terry Michlin Harter Jennifer Litwak in memory of Gerald Katz Judi, Jeremy, Tracy, Hannah and Brandon Meltzer in honor of Bill Goldstein’s 80th birthday Florence Sarachan in memory of Gerald Katz Cindy Sherman, Sarah Nodell and Barbara Gurlin in honor of Joyce Goldstein’s 80th birthday Jean and Stephen Toombs in memory of Gerald Katz Elizabeth Ungar in memory of Gerald Katz Kate and Greg Weinrieb in memory of Gerald Katz Johanna and Peter Zonnevylle in memory of Elliott Landsman

Jewish Life Programs Irving & Bessie Katz Advised Fund Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival Maxine and Morton Bittker in memory of Terry Michlin Alaimo Deborah Goldman in honor of the birth of Arabella Dworkin Paulina and Laurence Kovalsky in memory of Terry Michlin Alaimo Markus Society gifts received July 11, 2013 – October 17, 2013 Markus Society Carol and John Bennett Anne Berger Terri and Harold Bobry Josephine and Simon Braitman Carolyn Nussbaum and Eric Brandt Lorraine and Daan Braveman Carl Lasky & Lottie Weinrib Lasky Charitable Fund Gloria and Pincus Cohen Suzanne and Richard Cohen Olivia and David Cornell Leslie and Howard Crane Eric Dreyfuss Frederick Dushay Perry Eck * Judith and Geoffrey Epstein Norma and Jack Erdle Irving Fierman Rochelle and Paul Fine Esther Germanow Jeanette Goldstein Sol Goldstein William Goldstein Deborah and Michael Gordon Patti and Robert Gordon Miriam and David Gray Marilyn and Joel Greenberg Howard Grossman Rhonda and Earl Gurell Sherrie and Martin Handelman Joyce and Warren Heilbronner Linda and Bruce Hellman in memory of Florence Hellman Eileen and Milton Jachles Daphne Futerman and Ira Jevotovsky Karen and Laurence Kessler Bradleigh and Mort Kolko Barbara Kozel Lorraine and Gordon McNeil * Perry Myers Helene and Bruce Newman Ramona and Ronald Rabin Bert Rapowitz Susan and David Rothenberg James Sloan Nancy and Edward Smith

Hannelore and Gary Updyke Linda and Sidney Weinstein Karen and Sy Zivan *We welcome new Markus Society members Men’s Health Spa Katrina Korpeck in memory of Elliott Landsman Norman Lederman in memory of Lois Ruth Alhart Michael Bresloff Memorial Fund Karen and Michael Haymes in memory of Andrew Chard The Resource Place Grant Harry and Regina Cornell Fund Robert DePuy Athletic Fund Geoffrey Kramer Senior Adult Programs Ann Chazan and Estelle Schlesinger in honor of Bill Goldstein’s special birthday Irving & Bessie Katz Advised Fund Special Needs Programs Annette and Philip Garver in memory of Gerald Katz and Patsy Manioco Letty Gail and Robert Schacht in memory of Bernard Gastel Letty Gail Schacht in memory of Marcia Karch Special Needs Grants B. Thomas Golisano Foundation Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation Susie Goldstein Sands Fund for Camp Seneca Lake Marcia and Norman Abelson in honor of Inge Goldstein’s and Rick Ableson’s birthdays Leslie and Barry Roos in honor of Josh Sham, Kevin Snyder, Elyssa Sham, Hillary Goldman, Andy Powers, Mike Patalano, Alec Jacobson and Jenna Cuddleback Linda Rubens in honor of the 50th birthdays of Leslie and Barry Roos Enid and Louis Ryen in memory of Elliott Landsman and Aaron Braveman, in honor of Jeremy and Melanie Wolk’s baby boy, Redmond, Bill Goldstein’s 80th birthday and wishing Mort Kolko a speedy recovery Elizabeth Steinberg and Lindsay Sara Steinberg in memory of Susie Goldstein Sands Muriel Steinberg in memory of Susie Goldstein Sands

TechAge Learning Center Katrina Korpeck in memory of Horace Becker Winkler-Lococo Campership Fund Sue Lococo in honor of Joan Clar’s birthday Sue, Megan and Michael Lococo in memory of Donald Hiller and in memory of Lab Sue and Michael Lococo in memory of Ginger Lerner’s beloved mother and Eleanor and Sue Groesbeck’s sister Jo Wolk Children’s Center Susan Bensoussan Yiddish Cultural Center Barbara Conklin in memory of Henoch Szajnberg

Nancy Moscov-Rapp 2012 PLATINUM SALES AWARD from Nothnagle for outstanding sales volume and distinguished service to Buyers and Sellers

Thank you for supporting the JCC Lane Dworkin Jewish Book Festival AUTHOR $5,000+ Barnes & Noble Booksellers Lane Dworkin Family PUBLISHER $2,000+ Ames Amzalak Memorial Trust Flaum Eye Institute Drs. Jacques and Dawn Lipson M&T Bank  OppenheimerFunds/Rochester Drs. Saul Moress and Max Presberg Service Fund WXXI Public Broadcasting Council ESSAYIST $1,000+ Deborah Goldman Landsman Futerman Supporting Foundation Naomi Silver, Rochester Red Wings Wegmans Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP NOVELIST $500+ Gail and James Biben Dr. Eric M. Dreyfuss Louise W. Epstein Norma and Jack Erdle Roberta and David Feldman Heidi and Mike Fishman Mona and Mark Kolko Paulina and Larry Kovalsky Sarah F. Liebschutz in memory of Sanford J. Liebschutz Charles and Joyce Schachter Dr. Morris J. and Miriam F. Shapiro Fund Robin and Michael Weintraub Melanie and Jeremy Wolk

READER $200+ Barbara and E. David Appelbaum Jane and John August Gail and James Biben Maxine and Morton Bittker Simon and Josephine Braitman Family Supporting Foundation Ellen and David Comisar Lisa and Joel Elliot Louise W. Epstein Ronny and Alan Frishman Essie Germanow Marc Haas Joyce and Warren Heilbronner Merilyn and Robert Israel Allan Kaplan Lenore and Marshall Lesser  Kimberly and Steven Levitsky Robert J. and Marcia Wishengrad Metzger Joy and Arthur Moss Ronald and Karen Newman Dr. Lee and Arlene Pollan Dr. Gerald and Maxine Rosen Rabbi Amy Sapowith Rachel Rosen and Ron Wexler  Lorraine Wolch and Donald Onimus, LPWolch, CPAs, P.C. Karen and Sy Zivan

CONTRIBUTORS

Sylvia & Philip Kowal Fund for the Jewish Film Festival Kathy London in memory of Herb Steron

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