Mayerson JCC Winter Program Guide 2021

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PROGRAM GUIDE JANUARY – MARCH 2022

Fitness I Senior Center I Early Childhood School I Camp at The J I Sports I Jewish Life Cultural Arts I J Cafe I After School Care I Aquatics I J Spa 8485 Ridge Road I Cincinnati, OH 45236 I 513.761.7500

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Welcome As the new year approaches, we all take time to reflect on the journey we’ve taken, and we look forward to exciting and challenging adventures ahead. We will join you on this new adventure together in 2022 with enriching programs, engaging activities, and educational classes as we bring vibrancy and unity to our wonderful Jewish community. While we know some activities seem to slow down in the winter, at the J, we are just getting started as we encourage you to stay active with our fitness programs. In the new year, we will have a “leveled up” version of Commit to be Fit, tailored just for you. We will also have several Pilates class options to keep you energized and fit. We also have some amazing programs to kick off the new year! Our Jewish and Israeli Film Festival is taking a hybrid approach this year, with both in-person and virtual viewing. And new this winter, we are launching Theatre at the J--children's classes that will make theatre and the creative arts dynamic, interactive, inclusive, and accessible to all. We hope 2022 will be a wonderful experience for our entire community. We’re excited to continue this journey with you, and we can't wait to see you at the J this winter!

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Fall Highlights Wellness & Recreation J Spa Ad Ad Adult Sports & Recreation Inclusion Ad Aquatics Jewish Film Fest Ad Arts & Ideas Youth & Family Youth & Family Sports Camp at the J Ad Ads Young Adult Events Ads Creating Connections 60 & Better 60 & Better - Caregivers Series 60 & Better - Special Events 60 &Better - History of Film 60 & Better - Ongoing Groups 60 & Better - Programs Support the J

JCC Board Members Ronnen Isakov president

Anna Sarembock vice president

Bob Oestreicher vice president

Lauren Guttman secretary

Jen Stein

Warmest regards,

treasurer

Marty Hiudt

immediate past president

Tedd Friedman Marc Fisher Mayerson JCC CEO

Ronnen Isakov Mayerson JCC Board President

MayersonJCC.org 513.761.7500 Supported by the Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati, Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio, and other generous donors.

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presidential appointment

Marc Fisher ceo

Larry Juran Jared Kamrass Mark Knue Ernesto Levy Yael Newman Esther Pollock-Rootman Stacey Schimberg Abby Schwartz Walter Solomon Felicia Zakem


BUILDING HOURS REGULAR BUILDING HOURS

Monday - Thursday: 5:30am - 9pm

Friday: 5:30am - 7pm

Saturday - Sunday: 7am - 7pm

J Café Hours

Club J Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8am – 6pm Friday: 8am – 2pm Saturday: Closed Sunday: 8am – 3pm

Drop-In Care for ages 5 – 12 Monday - Thursday: 4-7pm Friday: Closed Saturday & Sunday: 8:15am - 2:15pm

J Play School Year Hours

Pool Hours

Drop-in care for ages 0 – 5 Monday - Thursday: 8:15am - 1:15pm; 4-7pm Friday: 8:15am - 1:15pm Saturday & Sunday: 8:15am - 2:15pm

Outdoor pool is closed for the season. Our indoor Aquatic Center is open year-round during normal business hours and closes 30 minutes before the building hours.

Winter Holiday Building Hours

Please make note of these special hours in observance of Jewish and federal holidays.

Friday, December 24: Christmas Eve

Friday, December 31: New Year’s Eve

The building is open from 5:30am to 5pm. 60 & Better Center is closed. The J Cafe is open from 7:30am to 2pm.

The building is open from 5:30am to 5pm. 60 & Better Center is closed. The J Cafe is open from 7:30am to 2pm.

Saturday, December 25: Christmas Day

Saturday, January 1: New Year’s Day

The building is open from 7am to 5pm.

The building is open from 7am to 5pm.

For more detailed information and hours, visit

MayersonJCC.org/Hours

Join the J 50% off December membership, NO enrollment FEE, if you join by December 31. May not be combined with any other offer. Required new month-to-month Mayerson JCC membership. May not have been a Mayerson JCC member in the past 12 months. Mayerson JCC account must be in good standing.

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WINTER HIGHLIGHTS Learn more on Page 21

STRONG WOMEN OF THE BIBLE SERIES Ages 15+

February 2 - March 6 7pm | Virtual FREE with RSVP

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Our NEW collaborative drama class where kids will

learn a variety of acting skills and exercises, as well as the basics of theatre, performance, character development, ensemble building, and storytelling.

EVERYONE’S A STAR MINI Ages 5 – 7 Sundays January 9 – May 22 4 – 5pm | Mayerson JCC

EVERYONE’S A STAR

Ages 8 – 13 Tuesdays and Thursdays January 4 – May 12 5:30 – 7pm | Mayerson JCC

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Hear writers’ personal stories and their literary perspectives. Authors will discuss their inspirations, processes, and books.

VIRTUAL BOOK SERIES

Monthly Author Talks

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:

Learn more on Page 18

January 29 - March 5, 2022

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WELLNESS & RECREATION GROUP EXERCISE The J offers a wide array of FREE Group Ex classes with your membership. From low-impact beginner classes to highintensity advanced classes, there’s something for every skill level, all taught by highly qualified instructors. See our schedule at MayersonJCC.org.

PERSONAL TRAINING Improve your workouts with one of our highly qualified trainers who can help you achieve your fitness goals, including weight loss, strength training, toning, and post-rehabilitation through program design, education, individual support, motivation, and more! We offer private, small group, and partner training, as well as specialized Pilates Reformer training. To start your training out right, you’ll receive a FREE InBody® health and fitness body composition assessment when you sign up for personal training. Contact the Fitness Director for more information at 513.761.7500 ext. 1266.

FINANCIAL AID Financial Assistance for membership and program fees is available to qualified applicants. Email membership@ mayersonjcc.org for an application.

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COMMIT TO BE FIT THE NEXT LEVEL Ages 16+ January 9 – March 31 J Member: $264 | Public: $360 Let’s get you to your next level in fitness! Join us for the 12-week program, Commit to be Fit: The Next Level. You will be able work on what you need in a small group setting. Lose weight, get toned, advance in your workout routine while competing for points to win awesome prizes!

BURN Ages 16+ January 10 – March 28 J Member: $264 | Public: $360 It’s time to shred body fat and ramp up your metabolism during this weekly, one hour group training program! Stay motivated and maintain your progress between small group sessions with self – guided exercise plans.


PILATES

PILATES REFORMER Ages 16+ January 4 – March 9 Training options available J Member: $220

Perform more than 100 exercises in our Pilates Reformer Studio for an effective, joint-friendly, no-impact workout. All Pilates training participants must have the required three 30-minute private sessions completed before enrolling.

SPECIALTY PILATES JUMPBOARD INTERVAL PILATES

RESTORATIVE STRETCH PILATES

Ages 16+ January 6 – March 12 J Member: $220

Ages 16+ January 6 – March 10 J Member: $220

The jumpboard class helps to increase your aerobic workout while incorporating low impact muscle strength and coordination.

This Pilates group training will restore and renew muscles through a combination of targeted stretches. The workout will connect body-mindspirit, focusing on breathing to engage a full body workout. This group welcomes beginner and intermediate levels.

TEEN FITNESS CENTER ORIENTATION Ages 13 - 15 Ongoing I At the J

FREE with Registration

Not sure how to use the equipment at the J? We’re here to help! Teens between the ages of 13-15 are welcome to join us for two one-hour sessions. Teens can gain exclusive access to the Fitness Center and are allowed to use specified equipment after completing this informative orientation. RSVP by calling 513.761.7500 ext.1266

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WELLNESS & RECREATION

Free heart rate training challenges JANUARY: Top 5 members with the most intensity points will win a $20 J credit. FEBRUARY: Track your workouts for at least 10 days in the month and be entered to win a free registration for Stick with It in Spring 2022! MARCH: Reach 3,000 intensity points to be entered to win one of three 30-minute massages!

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WIRED Heart Rate Training, our wearable heart rate technology, makes it easier than ever to get the results you want with real-time feedback on heart rate, calories, and effort. Learn about how you can win prizes and pick up your WIRED device today at the Fitness Desk!


Did you know? Even a 30-minute massage can greatly reduce your stress, especially when you include aromatherapy! The highly trained and licensed massage therapists at J Spa can customize your 30-minute massage with one of the essential oils listed below (ask your technician for additional recommendations). Aromatherapy has been used in healing practices for thousands of years and can provide additional stress relief, improved sleep, and a calmer mood. LAVENDER: This popular floral scent is used for relieving stress, calming headaches, and improving sleep. LEMONGRASS OR GRAPEFRUIT: These citrus oils are said to boost one's mood and relieve tension. EUCALYPTUS: This is often used to ease sinus and respiratory congestion. EGYPTIAN GERANIUM: This rosy scent can alleviate anxiety, leaving one feeling more grounded and calmer.

SPA SPA Winter Special Bring this ad to receive a 30-minute custom massage with aromatherapy for only $35 (does not include tax or gratuity). Refer a friend who visits the J Spa and you’ll both receive 25% off! Visit the Fitness Desk for more details. This offer cannot be combined with other discounts. COVID-19 REMINDERS: At this time, masks are required during services, and clients must be 17 years of age or older. Prenatal massages are available for guests in their second or third trimester (doctor's release required).

PEPPERMINT: Frequently used to calm nausea and ease headache pain (not recommended during pregnancy).

Come to the J Spa for complete relaxation and therapeutic pain relief! Open to the public, the J Spa offers a full array of custom massages, dermaplaning, and waxing services. All modalities are conducted by licensed technicians, specializing in healing your body and refreshing your mind. See our full range of options and schedule services at MayersonJCC.org.

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ADULT SPORTS & RECREATION SPORTS LEAGUES MEN’S BASKETBALL LEAGUE Ages 18+ Mondays, January 3 – April 11 6:15pm | Gymnasium J Member: $106 | Public: $136 The JCC Men's Basketball League provides our players friendly competition, team camaraderie, and great exercise. We play a 10-game season, end-of-season tournament, an All-Star Game, and have awards. It's going to be a fun season.

PICK-UP BASKETBALL OVER 40 Ages 40+ Wednesdays, January 5 – March 23 6:30pm | Gymnasium FREE for J Members | Public: $20

Pick-Up Pickleball

Ages 16+ Sun (9am) I Mon (1pm) I Tues (7pm) January 2 – March 22 | Gymnasium FREE for J Members | Public: $20 Pickleball combines tennis and table tennis into a fast-paced, enjoyable game. Whether you are an experienced player or new to the sport, join in on the fun. All levels welcome with Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday time slots available.

Pick up basketball is a great opportunity to get some time on the courst with more "seasoned" players. Stay active with some friendly competition.

MEN'S FASTPITCH SOFTBALL LEAGUE Ages 18+ Wednesdays, April 6 – September 7 6:15pm | Triple Creek Park J Member: $179 | Public: $259 Since 1945, the JCC Men's Fastpitch Softball League has provided our players with friendly competition, team camaraderie, and great exercise. We play a 16-game season, end-ofseason tournament, an All-Star Game, and have awards. It's going to be another great season of JCC Softball!

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INCLUSION Mayerson JCC Disability Inclusion Awareness Programs For children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities who are able to participate independently or with the help of their own personal care assistant. These inclusive classes are taught by our Schloss Special Needs and Services instructors and advocates.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:

FITNESS & FRIENDS

ADAPTED BASKETBALL

This engaging adaptive class offers lowimpact exercise, socializing, and creative crafts. For children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities who are able to participate independently or with the help of their own personal care assistant.

In this exciting team-focused exercise class, participants will work on basketball fundamentals while socializing and being active. Participants should be able to engage independently or with help of their own personal care assistant.

Ages 16+ Sundays, January 9 – December 18 1 – 3pm | Mayerson JCC FREE for J Members | Public: $25

ADAPTED ZUMBA

Ages 18+ Thursdays, January 13 – March 10 7 – 8pm | Mayerson JCC FREE for J Members | Public: $25 No dance skills are required for this fun adapted class! Come enjoy this high-energy, low impact, dance-based group exercise class. For children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities who are able to participate independently or with the help of their own personal care assistant.

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Ages 18+ Thursdays, January 6 – March 3 7 – 8pm | Mayerson JCC FREE for J Members | Public: $25

SPECIAL OLYMPICS POWERLIFTING Ages 5-14 Saturdays, January 15 – March 12 12 – 1pm | Mayerson JCC FREE for J Members | Public: $25

Join us in partnership with the Special Olympics of Hamilton County (SOHC) for powerlifting courses and training! Spots are limited so sign up quickly! For children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities who are able to participate independently or with the help of their own personal care assistant.


INCLUSION ART EXHIBITION February 1 – 28 Mayerson JCC FREE

Come enjoy an art show featuring award-winning art created by Special Olympics of Hamilton County (SOHC) athletes and members of the JCC community. Following SOHC’s celebrated annual juried Art Show at the Cincinnati Art Museum, the J will display the works of the first prize winners and pieces created by members from the J’s Fitness and Friends.

In partnership with Special Olympics of Hamilton County. These programs are made possible by The Milton and Frances Schloss Special Needs and Services fund for Children and Adults and supported by the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati.

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Swim Lessons at the J

We offer year-round swim lessons for all ages and abilities. Our aquatics program is designed to teach personal water safety and stroke development. All lessons are taught by certified instructors both private, semi-private, and group options available. Group lessons cannot be prorated, refunded, or made up, due to limited class capacity.

Questions? Contact aquatics@mayersonjcc.org

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AQUATICS

--------------- Mayerson JCC Aquatics are proudly sponsored by --------------Scene 75, Dr. Jacob Stadiem & Northeast Orthodontic Specialists

FROGS & TADPOLES WATER ACCLIMATION

JELLYFISH SKILLS BODY POSITION, FORWARD MOMENTUM

Ages 6 - 30 months January 2 – March 12 JCC Aquatics Center This caregiver/child swim class helps families become acclimated to the pool and learn to enjoy the water together through games and songs taught in a group setting. An adult is required to be in the water during class. DAY Sat Sun Tue

TIME J MEMBER 9:30 - 10am $175 9:30 - 10am $175 5:30 - 6pm $175

PUBLIC $220 $220 $220

FLOUNDER SKILLS WATER ACCLIMATION, SUBMERSION, AIR EXCHANGE Ages 3+ January 2 – March 12 JCC Aquatics Center

TIME 9 - 9:30am 9 - 9:30am 5 - 5:30pm

A child is ready for this class if they can comfortably perform five unassisted, consecutive bobs, submerging fully while blowing nose bubbles. In this class, children will learn to float on their front (with their face in the water) and on their backs for at least five seconds. Additionally, they will begin to learn to propel themselves forward using a basic flutter kick. DAY Sat Sun Wed

TIME 10 - 10:30am 10 - 10:30am 5:30 - 6pm

J MEMBER PUBLIC $175 $220 $175 $220 $175 $220

OCTOPUS SKILLS INTRO TO COMPETITIVE STROKE

Children who have little experience in the water will become acclimated through fun games, while learning basic safety skills, water submersion, and floating with assistance. DAY Sat Sun Wed

Ages 4+ January 2 – March 12 JCC Aquatics Center

J MEMBER PUBLIC $175 $220 $175 $220 $175 $220

Financial Assistance for membership and program fees is available to qualified applicants. Email membership@mayersonjcc.org for an application.

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Ages 4+ January 2 – March 12 JCC Aquatics Center A child is ready for this class if they can comfortably float unassisted on both their front and back, can recover from float to standing position unassisted, and can perform a propulsive kick. DAY Sat Sun Wed

TIME 10:30 - 11am 10:30 - 11am 6 - 6:30pm

J MEMBER PUBLIC $175 $220 $175 $220 $175 $220


CLOWNFISH STROKE DEVELOPMENT

ADULT GROUP SWIM LESSONS Ages 18+ January 4 – March 8 JCC Aquatics Center

Ages 4+ January 4 – March 8 JCC Aquatics Center A child is ready for this class if they can comfortably swim novice freestyle and backstroke, be able to jump in and return to the side unassisted, and be able to tread water for 10 seconds. DAY Tues

TIME 5 - 5:30pm

J MEMBER $175

PUBLIC $220

This class is designed for adults with little or no experience swimming. The instructor will guide students through activities that can be accomplished at an individual pace while building confidence and comfort in the water. DAY Tues

TIME 5:30 – 6pm

J MEMBER $175

PUBLIC $220

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January 29 - March 5, 2022

SAVE THE DATE

The 35th annual Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival offers a diverse, inspiring lineup of award-winning films, and engaging, educational programming that connects to the Jewish and Israeli stories.

Ticket sales open January 3, 2022 Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available. Contact Rick Lefton for more information at rlefton@mayersonjcc.org or 513.722.7233. ------ PRESENTING SPONSOR ------

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ARTS & IDEAS ARTS & IDEAS SEASON SPONSORS The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation The Rockwern Charitable Foundation Jean Feinberg Susan S. Friedlander Jen and John Stein

CONTACT US AT: support@mayersonjcc.org or 513.761.7500 ext. 1293 to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

VIRTUAL BOOK SERIES

Billy Wilder on Assignment by Noah Isenberg Wednesday, January 12 7 - 8pm I Virtual Before Billy Wilder became the screenwriter and director of iconic films like Sunset Boulevard and Some Like It Hot, he worked as a freelance reporter, first in Vienna and then in Weimar Berlin. Billy Wilder on Assignment brings together more than 50 articles, translated into English for the first time, that Wilder (then known as “Billie”) published in magazines and newspapers between September 1925 and November 1930. From a humorous account of Wilder’s stint as a hired dancing companion in a posh Berlin hotel and his dispatches from the international film scene, to his astute profiles of writers, performers, and political figures, the collection offers fresh insights into the creative mind of one of Hollywood’s most revered writer-directors.

The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz Wednesday, March 9 7 - 8pm I Virtual The Plot, arriving on the heels of Jean Hanff Korelitz’s best­selling nov­el You Should Have Known (recent­ly adapt­ed on HBO as The Undo­ing star­ring Nicole Kid­man and Hugh Grant), is  an entic­ing­ly smart, propul­sive literary thriller about a sto­ry too good not to steal, the famehun­gry writer who steals it, and the vindictive read­er who uncov­ers the truth. In partnership with

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ARTS & IDEAS DIE STADT OHNE JUDEN (“The City without Jews”) Monday, February 21 7:30pm | Mayerson JCC Adult: $40 | Youth: $15

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Ensemble Intercontemporain

Presented with support from the Cincinnati Jewish Bicentennial, CSO Creative Partner Matthias Pintscher conducts Ensemble Intercontemporain in Olga Neuwirth’s newly composed score to accompany Hans Karl Breslauer’s silent film Die Stadt ohne Juden (“The City without Jews”). Released in 1924, the film was intended to be a satire/social commentary on the antisemitic political and cultural movement of the 1920s, but today it serves as a shockingly visionary look at the fear of multiculturalism and the normalization of antisemitism more than a decade before The Holocaust. Neuwirth’s score is an interconnected web of sound and image that draws the audience into a nearly 100-year-old world.

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STRONG WOMEN

OF THE BIBLE SERIES Ages 15+ Tuesday, December 7 Wednesday, February 2 Sunday, March 6 Tuesday, April 5 Monday, May 2 Virtual FREE with RSVP

In the entire Jewish Bible (Tanach) only fifty women are mentioned by name, and they “speak” less than 1% of the time. In this series we will re-examine the texts in which women are mentioned and read between the lines for the details of their lives and stories. Focusing on the women of the bible, we will discuss gender roles, female agency and “girl power” and allow a more multi-layered understanding of this early Israelite/Jewish society. In partnership with Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

ISRAELI TELEVISION:

VIRTUAL DISCUSSION SERIES: OUR BOYS

December 15, 2021 January 19, 2022 March 23, 2022 April 13, 2022

6:30 – 8pm | Virtual I FREE with RSVP Our Boys, an HBO limited series which won 14 Israeli Academy Awards, is no doubt a controversial production. Generating strong responses in most viewers, this series provokes deep thinking and much needed discussion. Each month, participants will view two episodes of the HBO limited series. After viewing independently, we will gather as a community via Zoom to engage in a moving conversation around the questions this series raises and forces us to deal with in our society, as Jews and as people. In partnership with Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion and Jewish Federation of Cincinnati.

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YOUTH & FAMILY

Mayerson JCC Youth & Family and Blue Jays Sports are proudly sponsored by Dr. Jacob Stadiem & Northeast Orthodontic Specialists, and the Knue Family.

JCC TINY TOTS: OPEN GYM Ages 6mo – 3yr Tuesdays, January 4 – March 8 10:30 – 11:15am | Mayerson JCC FREE for the J Members | Public: $5/class Toddlers are invited to explore open play in the JCC gymnasium. A variety of activities will be set, up to engage your toddler while you enjoy a cup of coffee with a friend.

TINY TOTS AND TUNES Ages 6mo – 3yr Thursdays, January 6 – March 10 10:30 – 11:15am | Mayerson JCC J Members $100 | Public: $130 Caregivers and toddlers can enjoy interactive classes that focus on social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development through fun and engaging classes. We use song, dance, movement, activities, and so much more to create a unique experience for toddlers and their caregivers.

New baby in the family? Did you just have a baby? Mazel tov! We’d like to welcome you to the community. Send us your contact information and we’ll send you a gift and keep you up-to-date on all of the programs that are perfect for your family. Sign up by visiting

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EVERYONE’S A STAR

Ages 8-13 Tuesdays and Thursdays January 4 – May 12 5:30 – 7pm | Mayerson JCC J Member: $500* | Public: $650*

NEW

*Monthly payment option available by request.

In this collaborative drama class for kids in grades 3 through 7, children will learn a variety of acting skills and exercises, as well as the basics of theatre, performance, character development, ensemble building, and storytelling. Culmination of the program will be presented in performance for family and friends to enjoy!

EVERYONE’S A STAR MINI Ages 5 -7 Sundays January 9 – May 22 4 – 5pm | Mayerson JCC J Member: $250* | Public: $325*

*Monthly payment option available by request.

In this collaborative drama class for kids in grades K through 2, children will learn a variety of acting skills and exercises, as well as the basics of theatre, performance, character development, ensemble building, and storytelling. Culmination of the program will be presented in performance for family and friends to enjoy!

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YOUTH & FAMILY PJ Library and PJ Our Way family programs are offered at the J and other local venues to children up to 12 years old with at least one Jewish parent. In partnership with the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, and thanks to generous funding from Anne Heldman, the Fisher family (founding sponsor), and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. PJ Our Way grows with your children! Now kids ages 9 – 11 can choose their own books each month from a safe, kid-friendly website. They’ll love building a library of their own!

PAINTING AND PLANTING WITH PJ LIBRARY Ages 12 and under Sunday, January 16 10 – 11:30am | Mayerson JCC FREE with RSVP Grab your paint brushes and your gardening gloves! Join PJ Library families as we paint and decorate terra cotta pots and celebrate Tu B'Shevat. Then we will plant our parsley seeds so they are ready for us to share with friends and family at the Passover Seder. Make sure you wear clothes to get messy in!

BUILDING WITH PJ OUR WAY AND BRIXILATED Ages 9 – 13 Sunday, January 23 4:30 – 6pm | Mayerson JCC J Member: $10 | Public: $13 Calling all LEGO® lovers! Join your PJ Our Way friends and local LEGO® building company brixilated, a company who has a mission to create products and experiences with Legos® that change the world. We will get together, make friends and build one-of-a-kind creations.

MITZVAH IN A BOX Ages 12 and under Sunday, February 13 3:30 – 4:30pm | Mayerson JCC FREE with RSVP Join us in fulfilling the mitzvah of caring for the sick! PJ families will work together to assemble and create activity boxes for children staying in Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

MAKING HAMANTASCHEN WITH PJ LIBRARY Ages 9 – 13 Sunday, March 13 3:30 – 4:30pm | Mayerson JCC J Member: $10 | Public: $13 It's time for Purim, which means it's time for hamantaschen! Join your PJ Library friends as we roll, fold and fill delicious hamantaschen together!

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KIDS NIGHT OUT

AMERICAN RED CROSS BABYSITTING CLASS

Ages 5 – 12 Saturday, February 5 7 – 9:30pm | Mayerson JCC J Member $15 I Public $20

Ages 11-14 Monday, January 17 Monday, February 21 9am – 4:45pm | Mayerson JCC J Member: $92 | Public: $120 Earn your ARC Babysitting Certification through this interactive course. Learn the latest information on child care, basic first aid, and emergency protocols. Participants should bring a doll or stuffed animal and a packed lunch.

Kids are invited to a fun evening with their friends, no parents allowed! Enjoy swimming under the stars at the J with fun activities, games, and dinner.

Pokémon CLUB

Ages 5 – 13 Thursday, January 12 Wednesday, February 9 and March 9 5:30 – 7pm | Mayerson JCC Each club meeting: J Member: $10 | Public: $13 Show off your skills at our Pokémon Club! New to Pokémon? Don’t worry! We’ll have a teaching area to learn. Bring your own cards or borrow ours to play. Dinner will be provided.

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YOUTH & FAMILY EARLY CHILDHOOD SCHOOL Congratulations

JCC Early Childhood School 2021 Best Childcare Center

The J’s Early Childhood School provides a high-quality, age-appropriate Jewish and secular curriculum that encourages development, curiosity, imagination, and self-esteem. The school is available for children 6-weeks old to 5 years old. School enrollment is open to the public with limited spots available.

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Book your parties with J Mobile! We are rolling the party to your doorstep with J Mobile! Whether you’re celebrating birthdays, a movie night, campfires, and so much more, we bring the fun to you. Book your parties for the spring or summer now!

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YOUTH & FAMILY SPORTS Kids can come play baseball at the J. Learn how to hit, throw, field, and score a home run! Register now for the JCC Blue Jays Spring Baseball Teams as part of the Cincinnati Knothole Association. Improve your baseball skills with weekly practices and games. The season begins in March with practices. Games begin in April and continue through late June. Youth sports are for children ages 3 to 13.

JCC BLUE JAYS YOUTH

BASEBALL Ages 4 – 7

March 13 – June 19 Practice: Sundays 1-2pm & Thursdays 4:30-5:40pm Mayerson JCC J Member: $120 | Public: $156

Ages 8 – 9

March 13 – June 30 Practice: Sundays 2-3:30pm & Thursdays 5:30-7pm Mayerson JCC J Member: $120 | Public: $156

Ages 10 – 11

March 13 – June 30 Practice: Sundays 3:30-5pm & Wednesdays 5:30-7pm Mayerson JCC J Member: $126 | Public: $156

Ages 12 – 13

March 13 – June 30 Practice: Sundays 5-6:30pm & Tuesdays 5:30-7pm Mayerson JCC J Member: $120 | Public: $156

Volunteer Coaches The Sports and Recreation Department is looking for coaches qualified to teach youth skills in specific sports such as soccer, baseball, t-ball, and basketball. Each coach will receive one free registration for a child who participates in one of our youth sports programs. Contact sports@mayersonjcc.org

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June 13-August 12, 2022 Weekly options available!

Voted Best Day Camp in Cincinnati BY CINCINNATI FAMILY MAGAZINE READERS

Limited capacity in order to uphold social distancing requirements.

Learn more at: MayersonJCC.org/Camp

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Experience camp like no other at the J! Our 9-week traditional camp brings all the fun, friends, adventures, and tradition in a safe and supportive environment.

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Keeping it Kosher

Coffee · Breakfast Pizza · Deli Classics Salad · Soup

Salad Bar

Wednesdays: 11am - 1pm

Omelet Bar

Fridays and Sundays: 8 - 10:30am

Hours

Mon - Thur: 8am - 6pm I Fri: 8am - 2pm Sat: Closed I Sun: 8am - 3pm

Support the J with Mission Meals

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$1 of each Mission Meal purchased goes toward a program or service at the J.


Caring For Caregivers Series Tuesday, January 11 & Tuesday, March 8 5:30 – 7pm | Mayerson JCC I FREE with RSVP Do you call a parent or loved one more than one time per week at a scheduled time? Do you grocery shop or prepare meals for a parent or loved one? Do you manage finances, schedule doctor appointments or coordinate transportation for a parent or loved one? If so, you are a caregiver. Caring for a loved one can be both one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences in life. Fifty three million Americans provide care to a family member or friend with functional needs or health impairment by assisting with medications, arranging doctor appointments, or helping with daily living activities such as preparing meals. Caregiving can be stressful and lead to personal challenges, whether physical, financial or mental. The Caring for Caregivers series, being offered in partnership with Jewish Hospital Mercy Health, offers lectures and conversation catered to the needs of the caregiver. We will explore helpful tips and resources for finding balance and alleviating stress while navigating care.

NEW! Presenting Sponsor:

Contributing Sponsors: Council On Aging Jewish Family Service Positive Approach to Care Voices for Parkinson’s Inc. Senior Care Partners Hospice of Cincinnati Pro Seniors

RSVP at MayersonJCC.org or by calling Louis at 513.761.7500 ext. 1226

CC J n o s r e May ity n u m m o C k Cookboo Some say one way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. Let’s bring our community together through cooking with our first ever Mayerson JCC cookbook!

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YOUNG ADULT EVENTS YOUNG ADULT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Break Camp Grades K – 10

When school is out, the J is in! We offer School Break Camps and Snow Day Camps when many area schools are not in session. Bring the kids for a fun day of swimming, sports, arts and crafts, and more! Don’t forget to pack a swimsuit, lunch, and a towel!

Winter Break Camp December 20-22 and 27-29 9:30am – 3:30pm | Mayerson JCC Visit MayersonJCC.org for price information.

Break Camp 9:30am – 3:30pm | Mayerson JCC J Member: $65 | Public: $85 January 10 January 17 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) February 7 February 14 February 18 February 21 March 7 March 14-18 March 28-April 1 March 14-April 1

9:30am – 3:30pm | Mayerson JCC J Member: $65 | Public: $85

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Ages 18+ Thursday, January 13 6 – 8pm | Mayerson JCC FREE with RSVP Are you starting out in your career or looking for ways to advance it? Or make a change all together? Join us for a free opportunity to hear from professionals in the community, network with attendees, and think about your career goals, while enjoying appetizers and cocktails! Trained professional career coaches will be available to give advice, look over your resume, and give feedback on your LinkedIn profile. You can also get your professional headshot taken. Spots are extremely limited so register today! In partnership with JVS Career Services.

TORAH ON TAP Ages 21+ Thursday, February 10 6 – 7pm | TBD J Member: $5 | Public: $7 Come together with other young adults to enjoy pizza and beer while discussing relevant issues with a local Rabbi.


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Creating Connections

When it comes to getting the Jewish community together and educating our youth about Judaism, PJ Library takes it home–literally. This program sends free Jewish children’s books to the homes of about 850 kids ages 8 and under in Cincinnati each month. And PJ Our Way allows 150 kids ages 9-12 to pick their own Jewish literature each month. The program is a collaboration between local and national funders, as well as day schools and synagogues. The driving force behind this program is to foster knowledge of Jewish customs and traditions, beginning at an early age. Not only are books sent to homes, but socializing in the community is encouraged with monthly programming offered by the Mayerson JCC and community congregations and schools. From ice cream socials to pumpkin picking, children and parents are given the opportunity to form life-long friendships. “PJ Library is an easy, accessible way to bring Judaism into your home to start and grow Jewish traditions for you and your family,” PJ Library Coordinator Marisa Phillips said. Grinspoon Foundation, and local donors like Anne Heldman—with the help of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, we are able to provide hundreds of children and families with books for many nights of bedtime reading. “Because of those partnerships, we are able to invite families to attend monthly programming on and off site. Our goal is to create connections and share meaningful experiences as our children grow together.” The Mayerson JCC also works with the community in support of local businesses, including the JCC Fall Market. One of those vendors is Andrew Kartal, beekeeper and the owner of Pure Honey, a local raw honey producer that sells his products at farmers markets and grocery stores around Cincinnati. His honey is not processed and sells well, his only advertising is word of mouth from return customers. The JCC Fall Market is unique not only because it offers goods to help families observe the Jewish New Year, but it also offers a variety of kosher products, including produce from 80 Acres, one of this year’s sponsors. 80 Acres brings the next generation of fresh kosher produce—grown 100% pesticide free at an eco-friendly indoor farm near you. Noah Zelkind from 80 Acres said it is important to him and his family to be engaged in the Jewish community. “We appreciate the work the J does throughout the year and enjoy connecting with people at the Fall Market. We also thought it was quite important to get kosher certification. It puts us in a unique place to share something new and special with the community.”

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These partnerships are critical to serving our community. Because of our collaborations with funders and other organizations, we can fulfill our mission of connecting people so that they can live happier and fuller lives, creating a vibrant Jewish community.

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60 & BETTER Our award – winning 60 & Better Center offers many wellness, learning, technology opportunities, arts classes, day trips, and helpful services. Adults 60 & Better are invited to enjoy multiple meal options at the JCC. Adults ages 60 & Better are also eligible to receive discounts on a variety of kosher meals, transportation services, Meals on Wheels, Shalom Phone telephone reassurance, and much more. The 60 & Better center is now open with multiple options including in person and hybrid programming. The 60 & Better Center is a partner in the National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance. This alliance allows us to bring cutting-edge, exciting, and relevant programs straight to your home! Head to MayersonJCC.org/SeniorAlliance to explore all of the offerings. In person programs are subject to change based on health and safety requirements. Please call 513.761.7500 ext. 1218 with any questions.

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Caring For Caregivers Series Tuesday, January 11 & Tuesday, March 8 5:30 – 7pm | Mayerson JCC I FREE with RSVP Do you call a parent or loved one more than one time per week at a scheduled time? Do you grocery shop or prepare meals for a parent or loved one? Do you manage finances, schedule doctor appointments or coordinate transportation for a parent or loved one? If so, you are a caregiver. Caring for a loved one can be both one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences in life. Fifty three million Americans provide care to a family member or friend with functional needs or health impairment by assisting with medications, arranging doctor appointments, or helping with daily living activities such as preparing meals. Caregiving can be stressful and lead to personal challenges, whether physical, financial or mental. The Caring for Caregivers series, being offered in partnership with Jewish Hospital Mercy Health, offers lectures and conversation catered to the needs of the caregiver. We will explore helpful tips and resources for finding balance and alleviating stress while navigating care.

NEW! Presenting Sponsor:

Contributing Sponsors: Council On Aging Jewish Family Service Positive Approach to Care Voices for Parkinson’s Inc. Senior Care Partners Hospice of Cincinnati Pro Seniors

RSVP at MayersonJCC.org or by calling Louis at 513.761.7500 ext. 1226

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60 & BETTER SPECIAL EVENTS

Ages 60+

HOT KOSHER LUNCHES Monday – Thursday Check in begins at 11:45am Lunch is served at 12 - 12:15pm with additional options at the J Cafe Mayerson JCC

HOT KOSHER SHABBAT LUNCH Fridays 11:30am – 1:30pm | Mayerson JCC

TU B’ SHEVAT LUNCHEON Friday, January 14 11:30am | Mayerson JCC Price: $3 I RSVP by January 7 Let’s come together to celebrate the New Year of the Trees. Enjoy a hot kosher lunch and great music.

SWEETHEART DAY LUNCHEON Friday, February 11 11:30am | Mayerson JCC Price: $3 Enjoy a hot lunch with great music among J friends to celebrate all sweethearts.

AARP TAX PREP February 3, 10, 17, and 24 March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 AARP is back to help with your taxes. Registration is required beginning on January 3 by calling 513.761.7500 ext. 1218 or 1222

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APPLE iPHONE 101 WORKSHOP Tuesdays, January 4 – February 1 1 – 2pm | Mayerson JCC Price: $18

Do you own an iPhone but need help with the basics? Join Maryellen Witte for this five week workshop to learn tips, tricks and the basics of the amazing iPhone. It’s not just a phone, it’s much more! RSVP at MayersonJCC.org. or by calling Melissa 513.761.7500 ext. 1218


THE HISTORY OF FILM LECTURE SERIES Ages 60+ Members: FREE with RSVP Joining us live from Brooklyn, New York to lead this three-part lecture series is Brian Rose. Brian is a professor emeritus at Fordham University, where he taught for 38 years in the Department of Communication and Media Studies. Many members have requested evening lectures, so we are offering both evening and daytime lectures.

MOVIE-GOING IN AMERICA: NICKELODEONS TO MOVIE PALACES TO IMAX TO NETFLIX Thursday, January 20 10:30am | Virtual and Mayerson JCC This presentation will look at the fascinating history of movie theaters and examine how the experience of movie-going has changed over the decades. And whether movie theaters will survive in the age of Netflix and the pandemic. Enjoy on the big screen at the J or at home.

THE FILMS OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK Thursday, January 27 7pm | Virtual Alfred Hitchcock is probably the most famous film director who ever lived. For five decades, first in England, then in Hollywood, he made 54 films, including classics such as The Thirty-Nine Steps, Rebecca, Notorious, Rear Window, North by Northwest, Vertigo, and Psycho.

THE TWO BLOCKBUSTERS: SPIELBERG AND LUCAS Thursday, March 3 7pm | Virtual In 1974, two young filmmakers, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, would together change the way the movie industry made movies. Spielberg’s Jaws and Lucas’ Star Wars (neither of which was predicted to be a hit) helped launch the careers of the most influential directors of our time. RSVP at Mayersonjcc.org, or contact Melissa at mshrimplin@mayersonjcc.org or 513.761.7500 ext. 1218

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60 & BETTER C C J n o s r Maye y t i n u m m Co k Cookboo We need your favorite recipes! Some say one way to a person's heart is through their stomach. Let's bring our community together through cooking with our first ever Mayerson JCC Kosher Style Cookbook! Submit your recipe for a chance to be included in the cookbook. Please give us some background about your recipe. Where did it come from? How was it created? What does it mean to you? The cookbook will be sold in Fall 2022 and will support our 60 & Better Center. We welcome multiple kosher style recipe entries. Happy cooking!

Please submit your kosher style recipes by March 31 at:

MayersonJCC.org/Cookbook If you have any questions or have trouble submitting your recipe, please contact Melissa Shrimplin at mshrimplin@mayersonjcc.org or 513.761.7500 ext.1218.

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ONGOING GROUPS AND CLASSES Contact Melissa at mshrimplin@mayersonjcc.org to participate in ongoing groups.

ACTIVE MINDS Mondays, 1 – 3pm | Virtual FREE with RSVP Facilitator: Joan Wyler Tuesdays, 1 – 3pm | Virtual and Mayerson JCC FREE with RSVP Facilitator: Bernice Pollack

This stimulating discussion group allows the 60 & Better community to engage in meaningful conversations, ranging from current events to how to remain active as you age. This program is partnering with the Talbert House.

TRIVIAL PURSUIT Tuesdays 1 – 2pm | Mayerson JCC Facilitator: Louis Liner Do you love Trivia? Come to the J to play this amazing game with 2,400 trivia questions among J friends. Call Louis at 513.761.7500 ext. 1226 to RSVP.

MUSICALS AND CLASSICS FILMS

SHORT STORIES BOOK CLUB & MORE!

2nd Monday of the Month January 10 – March 14 10:30am – 12pm | Mayerson JCC

Ages 60+ Second Wednesday of the Month January 12 – March 9 1 – 2:30pm | Mayerson JCC & Virtual

Come watch a classic musical or film on the big screen to chase the winter blues away. Sing along if you like! Please RSVP at 513.761.7500 ext. 1218.

Do you love to read short stories or The New Yorker? Join Elaine Hordes each month for a lively discussion on selected short stories. Please RSVP at 513.761.7500 ext. 1218.

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60 & BETTER MITZVAH KNIT CLUB

Ages 60+ 4th Wednesday of the Month January 26 – March 23 10:15 – 11:30am | Mayerson JCC

MULTIMEDIA ART OPEN ART STUDIO Ages 60+ Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am – 12pm | JCC Art Studio

Do you love to knit, or have you always wanted to learn? Let’s knit items to donate to local organizations in need such as Crayon to Computers. All levels are welcome. Contact Katie at 513.761.7500 ext. 1222 to join the club.

Open art studio is fun! Bring your own art supplies to create art in our JCC studio. Space is limited and RSVP is required. Must be a JCC member.

SCHMOOZE WITH BREWS Ages 60+ Fridays 10:30 – 11:45am | Mayerson JCC Facilitator: Elaine Hordes Bring your favorite brew (coffee or tea) and come schmooze with J friends. Are you new to the J? This is a great way to meet new friends!

FRIDAY FLICKS Ages 60+

Fridays 10am or 1pm Mayerson JCC Price: $1 suggested donation RSVP is required

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Come watch a movie on the big screen at the J! We are now offering two showings with limited seating. Please call Katie at 513.761.7500 ext. 1222 to RSVP. Upcoming films are listed in the 60 & Better newsletter. You must be a current J member and masks are required.


WEEKLY FITNESS CLASSES Please email mshrimplin@mayersonjcc.org with your email and contact information to join online and in perosn fitness classes. Donations are welcomed to help support our programs.

FIT FOR LIFE

Ages 60+ Mondays | 9:30 - 10:30am Mayerson JCC and Virtual Instructor: Kelly Greulich Wednesdays | 9:30 - 10:30am Mayerson JCC and Virtual Instructor: Jen Distasio FREE with RSVP This class features exercises that focus on strength and cardio cross-training, as well as balance and range of motion. Bring your water and light weights for the in-person class outside.

BELLY DANCE Ages 60+ Fridays 9:30 – 10:30am Mayerson JCC and Virtual FREE with RSVP Instructor: Tina Topping Learn how to shake those hips in this fun, beginnerfriendly Belly Dancing class! Tina Topping will teach you all the fundamentals for a low-impact, aerobic workout. Purchase an optional hip scarf at www.bellydance.com.

YOGA FOR SENIORS

TAI CHI

Ages 60+ Tuesdays | 10:30 - 11:30am Mayerson JCC and Virtual Thursdays | 2:30 - 3:30pm Virtual FREE with RSVP Instructor: Mary Seibert

Ages 60+ Wednesdays | 10:30 - 11:30am Mayerson JCC and Virtual FREE with RSVP Instructor: Ralph Dehner

This class will help with strength, flexibility, and balance through a variety of supported tri-yoga flows. Participants should be able to move easily from seated to standing positions.

OUTDOOR WALKING CLUB MEET UP

Ages 60+ Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30 - 10:15am Amberley Village Walking Track Weather Permitting FREE with RSVP

This ongoing Tai Chi program helps with arthritis, balance, and memory. Learn an ancient Yang-style short form. Beginners are always welcome.

Let’s bundle up and meet at the Amberley Village walking track! Located at Ridge and Section Roads, this paved track boasts an upper and lower path nestled into a picturesque landscape. Bring a water bottle, and walking shoes, and please leave your pets at home!

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60 & BETTER OUT TO LUNCH AT KINNERET GRILL Wednesday, January 5 11:45am - 2pm | Kinneret Grill Price: $5 for transportation; Lunch is on your own

DAY TRIPS Day trips meet at the J, and the cost of transportation is included. Trips costing $30 or more must be paid on the day of registration. Trip refunds will only be given if there is a waiting list and we’re able to fill your spot. Please feel free to call the office for any dietary questions. Winter trips will be available for registration starting November 29 online, by phone or in-person.

Start 2022 with healthy kosher food and friends! Let’s ride the J bus to Kinneret Grill Mediterranean Fusion Steakhouse. Enjoy a lunch among J friends from their menu of Israeli and classic Jewish/ American fare. Check out the menu at www.kinneretgrill.com.

LUBA LUKOVA: DESIGNING JUSTICE EXHIBIT AND LUNCH AT THE YARD HOUSE Wednesday, January 19 10am – 3pm | Yard House Price: $10 for ticket and transportation; Lunch is on your own Walking: Moderate From internationally renowned artist, Luba Lukova: Designing Justice presents vivid, captivating works that tackle the complexities of our time and make the issues that impact our lives and our communities more approachable. The power of art is the power to transform. Through her images, Lukova inspires guests to be a force for good in the world. After the Freedom Center exhibit we will enjoy lunch at the Yard House.

VOA MUSEUM OF BROADCASTING TOUR AND MCALISTER’S DELI Wednesday, February 2 10am – 3pm | VOA Museum of Broadcasting and McAlister’s Deli Price: $15 for tour and transportation; Lunch is on your own Walking: Moderate Let’s visit the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester, Ohio. Learn about the real reason for the creation of Voice of America. The Media Heritage, Inc. collection is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of radio, television and film with a particular emphasis on Cincinnati’s broadcast history. See vintage items from Ruth Lyons, Paul Dixon, Nick Clooney and more. Let’s eat lunch at McAlister’s Deli after our tour. WINTER PROGRAM GUIDE I 46


NEWPORT AQUARIUM AND LUNCH AT BRIO ITALIAN GRILLE Wednesday, February 16 10am – 3pm | Newport Aquarium and Brio Italian Grille Price: $25 for admission & transportation; Lunch is on your own Walking: moderate Let’s visit the amazing Newport Aquarium and meet the Penguins, too! After our visit, we will enjoy lunch out at Brio Italian Grille.

THE CANDLE LAB AND LUNCH AT THE EAGLE Wednesday, March 2 10:30am – 3pm | The Candle Lab and The Eagle Price: $25 for candle pour & transportation; Lunch is on your own Walking: moderate Create a custom home fragrance candle unique to you at The Candle Lab. This one-of-a-kind experience allows you to create the perfect fragrance from over 100 premium fragrance oils. After candle pouring, we will enjoy lunch out at the Eagle.

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60 & BETTER Online Beginner Mah Jongg Classes J member: $175 Public: $225

Virtual Have you always wanted to learn Mah Jongg? Debbie Barnett’s School of American Mah Jongg is now offering online courses for our JCC to learn and play from your own home in a relaxed setting. This beginner session consists of 5 classes, 2 hours per class. Come learn with only 3 students ensuring individual attention to help you master the game. Flexible days and times are available to meet your schedule. Course Requirements: desktop computer, laptop with mouse, tablet or iPad, video & audio, Chrome, Firefox or Safari browser.

2021 Mah Jongg card is available at

mahjongteacher.com Register at MayersonJCC.org

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Drop In with the Social Worker Mondays I 1-2pm Mayerson JCC Facilitator: Louis Liner Have questions about accessing care or help planning for changes in life, coping with physical and mental health status changes, or help in deciding how to help care for a loved one? If Louis can't help you directly, he will help refer you to someone who can. Drop in to talk with Louis on a Wednesday between 10 -11am. No appointment necessary. Louis is also available for scheduled appointments by calling 513.761.7500 ext.1226.


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60 & BETTER

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Helpful Services Transportation

60 & Better Membership

Our transportation services provide independence and access to many of the activities that contribute to a better quality of life.

The 60 & Better Center Membership (ASK) allows seniors ages 60+ to participate in any programs offered by the 60 & Better Center, but does not include access to the Fitness Center, Aquatic Center/pools, or indoor walking track.

services include :

• Non-emergency medical appointments • To/from the JCC • Shopping and pharmacy trips

Shalom Phone This FREE outreach program provides socialization as well as regular safety checks by volunteer callers. We also offer emergency assurance devices at a discounted monthly rate. For more information please reach out to Louis Liner at 513.761.7500 ext. 1226.

Meals on Wheels Meals on Wheels provides regular nutrition and daily contact with caring volunteers. services include :

• Meals for the homebound • Private kosher Meals on Wheels • Emergency kosher meals

Dining You have many delicious and affordable dining options at the JCC. Choose any combination of up to two meals per day: • Senior Meal Deal at the J Café • Hot Kosher lunch, Monday-Friday at noon • To Go Meals

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General Financial Aid The Mayerson JCC offers need-based financial assistance in an effort to make the JCC accessible to everyone. Scholarships are offered for JCC membership, programming, Camp at the J, All Day at the J, After Crew, and the JCC Early Childhood School. Contact: membership@mayersonjcc.org for an application.

Inclusion The JCC provides programs that help accommodate people with disabilities. Schloss Special Needs and Services strives to support and enrich the lives of individuals with special needs and their families. Many JCC classes and programs are available to people with special needs, including the JCC Early Childhood School and Camp at the J. These programs are generously funded by Paul Heldman and Deborah Kirshner. Made possible by The Milton and Frances Schloss Special Needs and Services Fund for Children and Adults.


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8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236

Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Cincinnati, Ohio Permit No. 3394

Supported by The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati and other generous donors. Certain programs also receive funds administered by the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio.

PROGRAM GUIDE JANUARY – MARCH 2022

Support the J CONSIDER A GIFT TO THE JCC

Your support is crucial in helping us navigate the challenges we are faced with due to the pandemic. We are dedicated to upholding our mission and values throughout these unprecedented times—connecting people so that they can live happier and fuller lives, creating a more vibrant Jewish community. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us continue to serve our community. Every dollar makes a difference. To donate, visit MayersonJCC.org/Support.

VOLUNTEER

Whether you want to give back to the community, make new friends, earn community service hours, or enhance your resume, the Mayerson JCC has many volunteer opportunities available year-round. Volunteers are matched with positions that fit their skills and interests. See opportunities and sign up online at MayersonJCC.org/Volunteer.

CREATE YOUR JEWISH LEGACY Consider a legacy gift to the JCC or PJ Library. Your impact can continue beyond your lifetime, as you help to create important community connections for generations to come. This could be the most important gift you ever make. Contact Rick Lefton at 513.761.7500 ext. 1293 or visit The Legacy Flame near the J Café to learn more about how you can join this vitally important initiative!

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