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winter/spring program guide January–May 2013

MARCUS JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF ATLANTA

atlantajcc.org 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody • 678.812.4000


Welcome to the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta

Shalom! We are pleased to share with you the many programs and events we have planned for the next several months. In this Program Guide, you will find camps, preschools, sports classes and leagues, family events, educational classes, arts offerings, fitness programs, and so much more for every member of your family. Our programs enrich the lives of those young in age to those young at heart. For more than 100 years, the MJCCA has been the center of the Atlanta Jewish community. We are a place where lifetime friendships are made and lifelong memories are formed. We remain a vital organization today, serving the needs of an ever expanding and changing community. We hope you will join us and become an integral part of our community. We look forward to seeing you at MJCCA programs at Zaban Park and throughout metro Atlanta. To learn even more about our offerings or to register for our spectacular programs and events, please visit atlantajcc.org or call 678.812.4000. Happy and Healthy New Year,

Steven Cadranel President

Gail Luxenberg Chief Executive Officer

You’re invited to the 67th

Annual Meeting of t he

M a r c u s J e w i s h C o mm u n i t y C e n t e r o f A t l a n t a

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 7:00 pm

Please join us as we reflect on our 2012 accomplishments and share our vision for the future. MJCCA, Zaban Park 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, Georgia 30338 Please RSVP to bonnie.brodsky@atlantajcc.org or 678.812.3984 no later than March 15.

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MJCCA MISSION

Table of Contents

To foster and ensure a vibrant greater Atlanta Jewish community by providing programs and services of distinction that attract, involve, and inspire meaningful connections and promote Jewish values.

After-School & Childcare________________ 10–11 Aquatics_______________________________ 17–18 Arts & Culture________________________ 48–50 Blonder Department for Developmental Disabilities_________________ 47 Brill Institute for Jewish Learning_______ 51–53

LOCATIONS Zaban Park 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338 678.812.4000 Monday–Thursday: 5:30 am–10:00 pm Friday: 5:30 am–6:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am–6:00 pm Sunday: 8:00 am–8:00 pm

Camp Barney Medintz_____________________ 9 Camps_________________________________ 6–11 Company J__________________________ 48–49 Dance________________________________ 18–20 Day Camps_____________________________ 6–8 Donate to the MJCCA_____________________54 Empty Nesters___________________________ 43

Camp Barney Medintz

Family Events____________________________ 34

Summer: 4165 Highway 129 North, Cleveland, GA 30528 706.865.2715

Family Resource Center________________ 35–37

Winter: 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338 678.812.3844

Gymnastics____________________________14–16

Fitness_______________________________25–30 Habima Theatre__________________________46 Harry Maziar Golf Classic__________________ 31

The Weinstein School at MJCCA Zaban Park 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338 678.812.3833 Monday–Friday: 7:00 am–6:00 pm

The Sunshine School at Temple Kol Emeth

Holiday Celebrations___________________ 32–33 Map______________________________________ 4 Mature Adults________________________ 44–45 Melton School_________________________ 51–53 Membership______________________________ 5 Middle & High School Programs_________ 38–41

1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30062 678.812.3720

MJCCA Leadership_______________________ 55

Monday–Friday: 7:30 am–6:00 pm

Preschool & Preschool Camp____________ 12–13

Weinstein Center at Zaban Park 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338 678.812.3744 Monday–Friday: 7:00 am–6:00 pm

Programs By Age______________________28–29 School’s Out_____________________________ 10 Sports_______________________________ 14–23 Sports Classes & Leagues______________ 21–23 Tennis________________________________ 20–21

SOCIAL MEDIA

Volunteer________________________________ 55 Weinstein Center_________________________46

REGISTER ONLINE atlantajcc.org

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK facebook.com/MJCCA

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @JCCAtlanta

Wellness_________________________________ 24 Young Adults____________________________ 42

PLEASE NOTE Unless otherwise noted, all programs and events take place at the MJCCA Zaban Park campus. Participation in most of our Gymnastics, Aquatics, Dance, Tennis, Youth Sports, and Fitness programs require a current MJCCA membership. To join, please contact Membership at membership@atlantajcc.org or 678.812.4060. Programs subject to change. Please visit atlantajcc.org for updates.

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Zaban Park Map 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, Georgia 30338

Preschool (EAST COBB)

Residential Camp (CLEVELAND, GA)

Zip Line

Ropes Course

Rock Climbing Wall

Day Camps

WALKING TRAIL

Gazebo

Boating Slip

Gazebo

Fishing

Gymnastics Center

Locker Rooms

Outdoor Pools Splash Park

Tennis Courts

Locker Rooms

Corral Café Pool Batting Cages

Fitness Center

Theater

Gym

Parking Lot

Gym

Ball Fields

Gym Main Building

Holocaust Memorial

Pilates Studio Dance Studio

Preschool

Discovery Center Spin Studio

Playground

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WEIGHT MACHINES • CX30 • TRIATHLON TRAINING PILATES • BODY PUMP • YOGA • TREADMILLS • BODY STEP MJCCA Membership FREE WEIGHTS • STAIR MASTER • BODY ATTACK • YOGA ZUMBA • WATER FIT • SUPER SCULPT • TAI CHI • BODY VIVE MJCCA PERSONAL TRAINING • BODY STEP • BOOT CAMP • SPINNING 2013 BODY COMBAT • ELLIPTICAL TRAINERS • SWIMMING POOLS WEIGHT MACHINES • CX30 • TRIATHLON TRAINING PILATES • BODY PUMP • YOGA • TREADMILLS • BODY STEP FREE WEIGHTS • STAIR MASTER • BODY ATTACK • YOGA

live

well

Achieve TOTAL WELLNESS in 2013 with MJCCA’s state-of-the-art fitness facility and LIVE WELL.

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Per Month *

Registration fee waived. Take advantage of the MJCCA’s all-inclusive recreational facilities for just $29 a month* during our three-month Total Health Membership Special. *Restrictions apply.

5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody and free access to Emory’s Student Activity & Academic Center, 1946 Starvine Road, Decatur.

For more information and to redeem this offer, call 678.812.4060, or stop by the MJCCA Membership Office by March 31, 2013.


Day Camps To register for MJCCA Day Camps, please visit: atlantajcc.org For more information, please contact: Camp Central  camps@atlantajcc.org  678.812.4004  MJCCA Zaban Park 5342 Tilly Mill Road Dunwoody, GA 30338 Visit atlantajcc.org/camps to download the 2013 Camp Catalog to see all of our camp options.

Camp Isidore Alterman Specialty Camps Our specialty camps are the most diverse and exciting in town. From Legoland to Pinkalicious, CSI to Music Mayhem, the choices are varied and endless. Campers spend the majority of their camp day participating in their specialty camp activities. Campers also participate in morning “Boker Tov”, daily free swim, afternoon “L’Hitraot”, and the Friday Shabbat program.

MJCCA Day Camps make summers magical. With more than 100 day camp options for rising pre-K through 9th grade, we offer the most enriching Jewish day camping experience in the South. Our campers get to explore, pursue, and enjoy their every interest and passion. Along the way, they establish lifelong friendships and lasting memories.

Lynne & Howard Halpern Drama Camps

MJCCA Day Camps

Our drama camps offer a professional, educational, fun-filled summer experience. Tailored to age-based groups, drama camp provides a rewarding performance experience for each and every camper. The exciting performance arts curriculum features instruction in acting, auditioning, set painting, singing, scene creation, improvisation, and more.

Camp Isidore Alterman Traditional Camps Traditional camp takes place on our 30+ acre outdoor campus that affords plenty of shade in our shelters and covered wooded areas. Every camp group has a daily schedule that includes a wide selection of ageappropriate activities such as archery, arts & crafts, boating & canoeing, cooking, horseback, Israeli culture, and the low ropes course. All campers enjoy daily free swim, and rising K and 1st graders also have daily instructional swim.

MJCCA Sports Camps Our sports camp offerings include traditional sports camps, dance camps, gymnastics camps, and tennis camps. The traditional sports camps provide instruction in a wide range of sports. Our extensive dance, gymnastics, and tennis camps provide quality instruction coupled with plenty of fun. Our handpicked and highly-skilled staff of sports experts ensure that your child receives the best sports camp experience possible.

Join the MJCCA today and receive a

free week* of DAY CAMP! (Value $345) New members only.* See page 8 for details.

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Pre– and After– Camp Care

Barbara & Sanford Orkin Teen Camps Your teen will love participating in camp versions of popular reality TV shows. Our teen campers experience some of our most unique camps — from Ultimate Challenge (our version of Survivor) , Project Style (our version of Project Runway), Mind Your Own Business (our version of The Apprentice) to Take the Cake (our version of Cake Boss). Many teen camps also include day trips to local destinations.

Teen Chaverim For Campers with Special Needs MJCCA offers a co-ed camping program for school-age children 13–18 with developmental disabilities. It is operated with camping and special needs experienced staff, has a very low camper-to-staff ratio, and access to many of our camp activities.

GENERAL MJCCA Day Camps INFORMATION FREE BUS TRANSPORTATION Register for camp by Friday, January 18 to guarantee your spot on the bus. After January 18, bus transportation is still offered at no cost but is available on a first–come, first–served basis. Service is provided by an experienced and licensed transportation company.

Pre– and after–camp care are available in weekly increments from May 28–August 9. Campers will be engaged and entertained while they enjoy age–appropriate sports, creative crafts, swimming, and other meaningful activities. Pre–Camp Care 7:30–9:00 am After–Camp Care 4:00–6:00 pm

Camp Discount Multiple–week discount: Attend six (6) or more weeks of camp (per camper) and receive $25 off per week. This discount is not eligible in conjunction with free week membership promotion. Other restrictions may apply.

Financial Assistance The MJCCA strives to make its programs accessible to individuals and families from all backgrounds. Financial assistance (FA) for preschools and camps is for members only, but families who are eligible may also receive FA for membership. Applications must be submitted online at www.FACTSTuitionAid.com. The deadline for turning in all FA forms for camps is February 1, 2013. FA after this date will be considered as funds are available. For a copy of guidelines for FA or for other questions, please contact Barbara Vahaba, MJCCA financial assistance coordinator, at 678.812.4142 or barbara.vahaba@atlantajcc.org. CONTINUED ON PAGE 8 >

Online Registration Online registration for 2013 MJCCA Summer Camps begins January 13! Visit atlantajcc.org/camps and follow the instructions to sign your kid(s) up for an amazing summer.

Camp Hours MJCCA camps operate from 9:00 am–4:00 pm.

Programs subject to change. Please visit atlantajcc.org for updates.

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Day Camps To register for MJCCA Day Camps, please visit: atlantajcc.org

MJCCA Day Camp Tours

Inclusion Program

December 16, March 10, or April 21 Sundays, 1:30–3:00 pm

The MJCCA endeavors to provide an environment that supports and enriches the lives of all children, youth, and young adults. In order to better serve the growing needs of those on the Autism spectrum as well as those with developmental disabilities, the MJCCA offers an inclusion program. With the support of an inclusion specialist, children and young adults now have access to the same wonderful opportunities as their typical peers.

Come join us at MJCCA Day Camps and see where the magic of summer happens! Whether you want to see camp for the first time or want your children to get a glimpse of it before the summer starts, a tour with our camp directors is a great opportunity to see camp and ask questions. Please come prepared with comfortable shoes and camp questions! Please RSVP at atlantajcc.org/camps.

Some of the programs offered as inclusion include: Club J, Dance, Gymnastics, Tennis, Sports Leagues, and Summer Camp. For more information about our inclusion program, please contact Jennifer Lieb at 678.812.4094 or jennifer.lieb@atlantajcc.org.

Join the MJCCA today and receive a

free week* of DAY CAMP! (Value $345) New members only.*

Take advantage of our

Compare To Your Neighborhood Swim/Tennis Club

OURS THEIRS

Summer Family Membership

Multiple Pools Lighted Tennis Courts

mid-May through mid-September 2013

Gated Baby Pool

$495

Splash Pad Play Area Indoor Lap Pool

No Registration Fee!

Fitness Center

For more information, contact the Membership Department at 678.812.4060 or membership@atlantajcc.org.

Rustic Walking Trail Boating and Fishing Lake

5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody

FREE WEEK* of Summer Day Camp ($345 value)

Member Rates on Summer Day Camp (savings of $75 per week)

atlantajcc.org *Free week of day camp for members who haven’t had an MJCCA membership in the preceding 24 months. Does not apply to preschool/preschool camp or Camp Barney Medintz. May not be combined with any other offers or discounts. Please see atlantajcc.org for complete offer details. Restrictions apply.

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Camp Barney Medintz To register for Camp Barney Medintz Residential Camp, please visit: campbarney.org For more information, please contact: Camp Barney Medintz  summer@campbarney.org  770.395.2554 CAMP BARNEY MEDINTZ

Session 1 Sunday, June 9–Thursday, July 4 WWA: June 9–Thursday, June 20 WWB: June 23–Thursday, July 4

Session 2 Sunday, July 7–Thursday, August 1 WWC: Sunday, July 7–Thursday, July 18 WWD: Sunday, July 21–Thursday, August 1

New Camper Presentation Families Sunday, January 13, 1:00–2:00 pm Zaban Park Come see and hear what camp is all about! Bring the whole family for a musical media presentation. Meet the directors, win cool door prizes, and learn about Camp Barney Medintz for 2013. Fee: Free

Spring Open Houses Families Sunday, May 19 and May 26 1:00–4:00 pm Camp Barney Medintz 4165 Highway 129 North Cleveland, GA 30528 Come see Camp Barney! Take a deluxe tour guided by our staff, swim in the pool, woosh down the “Hurricane” slide, and grab a yummy snack! This Open House is ideal for first time campers, those considering camp for the future, or families who have not seen camp in a while. Fee: Free

Camp Barney Medintz 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Save the Dates: August 23–25, 2013 2013 marks Camp Barney Medintz’s 50th year. Look out for details about our Anniversary Celebration in the coming months. We hope you will join us at “Our Summer Place!” CBM 50th Anniversary Co-Chairs • Ronnie Goldman • Gail Goldstein Heyman • Debbie Medintz Jacobs • Maury Shapiro Programs subject to change. Please visit atlantajcc.org for updates.

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Camps To register for MJCCA programs, please visit: atlantajcc.org For more information, please contact: MJCCA Camp Days  schoolsout@atlantajcc.org  678.812.3881

AFTER–school PROGRAMS

Preschool Vacation Camp

 kidzone@atlantajcc.org  678.812.3830 Club J / Club 6*7*8

 clubj@atlantajcc.org  678.812.3899 Camp Sunday  camps@atlantajcc.org  678.812.3881 Kid Zone/Youth Zone  kidzone@atlantajcc.org  678.812.3830

SCHOOL’S OUT Camps

CLUB J Boys and Girls, Pre–K–5th Grade August 13, 2012–May 24, 2013 Monday–Thursday, 2:45–6:15 pm* Friday, 2:45–6:00 pm *option to extend to 6:45 pm Club J is an After School Enrichment Program, where children from Pre–Kindergarten through 5th Grade enjoy hours of planned activities, make new friends, and even learn something new along the way. Club J is your child’s fun–tastic “home away from home.” It is open to children with a current MJCCA membership who will enjoy a variety of planned activities in a safe, Jewish environment. Activities include everything from science discovery to arts and crafts, basketball to drama, and computers to kickball. Club J is filled with your child’s future best friends. There is always a good time waiting for children to make it happen! Fee: Visit atlantajcc.org for details. Registration opens on 3/15/13 for new families for the 2013–2104 school year.

Camp DAYS Boys and Girls, Pre-K–8th Grade Various Dates, 8:00 am–4:00 pm After Camp Care, 4:00–6:00 pm (additional fee) When your child’s school is out, MJCCA is IN! We offer a variety of exciting, engaging, safe activities for your kids during school holidays and teacher work days. Our campers will enjoy a day filled with various activities like cooking, swimming, sports, arts and crafts, and ropes course. Fee: Member $60; Non–Member $75; After Care $10

Preschool Vacation Camp Boys and Girls, Ages 6 weeks–4 years old January 21, February 18, March 28–29, May 30–31 Full Day 8:00 am–4:00 pm; Aftercare 4:00–6:00 pm; Half Day 9:30 am–1:30 pm When the preschool is closed, we offer a full schedule of diverse activities for your children. Each day of Preschool Vacation Camp has a different theme and all of the activities we plan for your child (even snack) are related to the day’s theme. Activities may include creative art projects, playground, PE class in the gymnasiums, language lessons, dancing, and singing. Regardless of the theme, your child will have a wonderful time interacting with others their own age!

CLUB 6*7*8 Boys and Girls, 6th–8th Grade August 13, 2012–May 24, 2013 Monday–Thursday, 2:45–6:15 pm* Friday, 2:45–6:00 pm *option to extend to 6:45 pm A Club 6*7*8 experience includes participating in meaningful community service and independent learning experiences; exciting team– and trust–building activities such as tackling rock–climbing walls and venturing down the zip–line, and, of course, spending plenty of quality homework time with professional tutors. Fee: Visit atlantajcc.org for details. Registration opens on 3/15/13 for new families for the 2013–2104 school year.

Fee: Member Full Day $45, Half Day $30, After Care $10; Non–Member Full Day $60, Half Day $45, After Care $10

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WEEKEND PROGRAMS

CHILDCARE Free Childcare While You Work Out Total Health Members receive two free hours daily of Kid Zone or Youth Zone childcare while working out.

Camp Sunday

The cost for an additional child during those two hours is $3/hour. Advance reservations are required.

Girls and Boys, Pre–K–2nd Grade Sundays, September 9–May 5, 9:45 am–12:00 pm Your child is welcome to join the Camp Sunday fun and learning mid–year! The MJCCA’s Camp Sunday program enhances the Jewish experience with a unique, engaging, and experiential way for children to learn about and incorporate Jewish values, customs, and traditions into their daily lives. Campers will enjoy art projects, nature, dance, swimming, cooking, stories, and music while building a love of Jewish traditions in a non– traditional setting. Consider this the perfect introduction to an informal Jewish education or the continuation of your child’s Jewish learning. Fee: Prorated for partial 2012–2013 enrollment Registration for 2013–2014 begins 3/4/13.

KID Zone Boys and Girls, Infants (6 weeks–15 months) and Toddlers (16 months–5 years old) Monday–Thursday, 8:00 am–7:45 pm Friday, 8:00 am–6:00 pm Saturday–Sunday, 8:30 am–1:45 pm Kid Zone at Zaban Park offers flexible, drop–off childcare options for both MJCCA members and non–members in its safe, nurturing, and stimulating play environment. The Kid Zone space is designed so your child can create, discover, explore, and imagine. The daily program includes songs, stories, playground time, free play, music, Judaics, art, and more. All Kid Zone participants are able to enjoy our loft, art center, and dramatic play area. Our staff is comprised of well–trained childcare professionals with CPR, AED, and First–Aid training. Fee: Member Infants $8.75/hour Member Toddlers $7.75/hour Non–Member Infants $9.75/hour Non–Member Toddlers $8.75/hour

Youth Zone Boys and Girls, Ages 5–12 years old Monday–Thursday, 5:00–7:45 pm Saturday–Sunday, 8:30 am–1:45 pm Youth Zone provides a flexible drop–off childcare option for parents. Featuring an “on the go” program, your child will enjoy a host of supervised activities all around the MJCCA including games, puzzles, art and sports. A reservation is required at least 24 hours in advance. Fee: Member $7.75/hour Non–Member $8.75/hour

Programs subject to change. Please visit atlantajcc.org for updates.

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Preschools and Preschool Camps To register for Preschool and Preschool Camp, please visit: atlantajcc.org For more information, please contact: The Sunshine School and Camp Billi Marcus  preschool@atlantajcc.org  678.812.3714

Preschools

The Weinstein School and Camp Marie Benator  preschool@atlantajcc.org  678.812.3833 Preschool Special Needs

 inclusion@atlantajcc.org  678.812.4094

The Weinstein School at Zaban Park 5342 Tilly Mill Road Dunwoody, GA 30338 6 Weeks–Pre–K: 7:00 am–6:00 pm (full day) Age 1–Pre–K: 9:30 am–1:30 pm (half day)

Open Houses Come Learn More About Us! At the MJCCA preschools, you’ll find a community for your whole family. Join us for an Open House to talk with our Preschool Directors and take a tour of our amazing facilities.

The Weinstein School 10:00 am February 26 or April 16 The Sunshine School 9:45 am January 18 or March 15

The Sunshine School at Temple Kol Emeth 1415 Old Canton Road Marietta, GA 30062 6 Weeks–Age 5: 9:30 am–1:30 pm (core day) (Options 7:30–9:30 am, 1:30–4:00 pm, 4:00–6:00 pm)

Curriculum MJCCA preschoolers are immersed in a safe and loving environment and experience an innovative, secular preschool curriculum infused with traditional Jewish learning. Our progressive curriculum is based on four traditional areas of child development: social relations, literacy, cognition, and movement. Our enhanced Pre–K curriculum now includes the nationally–acclaimed programs Mathematics Their Way, Zoo Phonics, and our own local Ready, Set, Go Kindergarten. Our enrichment programs include instruction in science, an edible organic garden, and a new art program in partnership with The Purple Hippo. In addition, our weekly specials include: physical education, swimming, music, Judaics, arts and crafts, storytelling, Jewish culture, and drama. Not only do we educate your child in the meanings and customs of the traditional Jewish holidays, but our curriculum stands apart because of our innovative, values–based curriculum featuring the character Peer K. Explorer™. We are the only preschool in Georgia to offer An Ethical Start, which teaches Jewish values and ethics to our three–and four–year old students.

Our Campus is Our Classroom Our expansive campus offers a wealth of opportunities for your child to run, explore, grow, play, learn new skills, and, of course, have lots and lots of good kid fun.

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Preschool Camps Accreditation

SESSIONS

The MJCCA preschools were recently re–accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), a distinction awarded to only the top 7% of schools nationwide.

Combine both sessions for a full summer of fun! Session 1: June 3–July 5; Sizzlin’ Summer Fun Session 2: July 8–Aug. 2; Summer Reading: Fun Required

REGISTRATION OFFERINGS* • 52 acres of recreational and educational facilities on our preschool campus

Preschool camp registration forms can be found online for Camp Marie Benator at atlantajcc.org/preschools and obtained from the preschool office for Camp Billie Marcus.

• enormous playgrounds well–outfitted with age– appropriate equipment • full–sized gymnasiums • huge ball fields for soccer, kickball, t–ball, and more • indoor and outdoor pools for year–round supervised swim lessons (included in the Threes and Pre–K program; lessons available for an additional fee for other ages) • wooded nature trails for hiking and exploring • lighted tennis courts • hands-on Sophie Hirsh Srochi Discovery Center with a Promethean board for interactive and creative play and learning * Please note: Some programs are available for additional fees and vary by membership levels. Please contact the preschool office for details.

Camp Marie Benator at Zaban Park Ages 6 weeks to 5 years: 7:00 am–6:00 pm (Full Day) Ages 1–5: 9:30 am–1:30 pm (Half Day) MJCCA, Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody Camp Marie Benator in Dunwoody provides a safe, nurturing, and fun environment where children ages 6 weeks to Pre–K make new friends, enjoy exciting activities, create works of art, learn new skills, and experience age appropriate independence. Campers will enjoy arts and crafts, singing and dancing, games, Judaics, stories, science activities, cooking, and nature walks around our beautiful campus. Our two outdoor pools and splash pad provide water exploration and sensory experiences while also helping to develop gross motor skills and independence.

Staff Our loving and experienced teachers form an exceptional team that is the heart and soul of our schools and a major factor in our continued success.

Shabbat Sing You are invited to join us every Friday morning for one of the most special moments in our preschool week. Heartwarming, engaging, and adorable; you won’t want to miss children singing, dancing, and clapping along with our song leaders and musicians.

Special Resources for Children with Special Needs The MJCCA has partnered with the Adaptive Learning Center to provide specialized services such as screening, classroom support, facilitation, and consulting to young children with learning challenges. This inclusionary program makes us well equipped to facilitate the needs of children who learn differently.

Camp Billi Marcus at Temple Kol Emeth Ages 6 weeks to 5 years: 7:00 am–6:00 pm (Full Day) Ages 1–5: 9:30 am–1:30 pm (Half Day) Temple Kol Emeth, 1415 Old Canton Road, Marietta Camp Billi Marcus in East Cobb utilizes Temple Kol Emeth’s (TKE) comfortable, inviting classrooms and wonderful playgrounds to create an atmosphere of fun. Campers will enjoy water play, arts and crafts, singing and dancing, games, story time, science activities, cooking, and nature walks around the beautiful TKE grounds.

Paradies Playground at Zaban Park The Paradies Playground is our large, fenced–in, state–of–the–art playground, where your toddler, preschooler, and older children can safely enjoy being outside, being physically active, and interacting with friends. It is open to members Monday–Thursday after 6:00 pm and all day on the weekends.

Programs subject to change. Please visit atlantajcc.org for updates.

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Sports and Fitness To register for MJCCA events and classes, please visit: atlantajcc.org Participation in most of our Gymnastics, Aquatics, Dance, Tennis, Youth Sports, and Fitness programs require a current MJCCA membership. To join, please contact Membership at membership@ atlantajcc.org or 678.812.4060.

GYMNASTICS EARLY CHILDHOOD

For more information, please contact: Gymnastics  gymnastics@atlantajcc.org  678.812.4044 Aquatics

 aquatics@atlantajcc.org  678.812.3861 Swim Lessons

 swiminstruction@atlantajcc.org

CRAWLERS and TOTS Boys and Girls, Ages Crawling to 18 months January 7– May 18 Thursdays, 9:00–9:45 am (17 classes) Gymnastics Center Crawlers and Tots is a FREE class for your little ones to explore their motor skills in a safe environment. Guided by a Gymnastics Coach, you and your tot can learn basic balance and coordination.

 678.812.3861

Semester 2 Fee: FREE

Dance  dance@atlantajcc.org  678.812.4049

TUMBLING TWOS

Tennis

 tennis@atlantajcc.org  678.812.4040

Boys and Girls, Ages 18–36 Months January 7– May 18 Wednesdays, 10:00–10:30 am (Blank Gym) Sundays, 10:00–10:30 am (Gymnastics Center) No transportation from Weinstein School.

Sports Classes  youthsportsclasses@atlantajcc.org  678.812.4052

Tumbling Twos gymnastics teaches the basics of gymnastics skills and movements. Children will have the opportunity to utilize the preschool gymnastics equipment while learning basic motor and socialization skills.

Sports Performance  youthsportsperformance@atlantajcc.org  678.812.4024

Semester 2 Fee: Wednesdays $298 (17 classes) Thursdays $298 (17 classes) Sundays $280 (16 classes)

Youth Sports Leagues

 youthsportsleagues@atlantajcc.org  678.812.4052 Adult Sports Leagues

 adultsportsleagues@atlantajcc.org  678.812.4053 Co-Ed Sports Leagues  youngadults@atlantajcc.org  678.812.4055 Fitness Center

 groupfitness@atlantajcc.org  678.812.4022 Massage

 massage@atlantajcc.org

TWISTING THREES Boys and Girls, Age 3 January 7– May 18 Mondays, Tuesdays, 1:45–2:45 pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 3:30–4:30 pm Sundays, 10:00–11:00 am Twisting Threes gymnastics classes are designed to provide your child with a fun, safe, and creative gymnastics environment, while introducing basic gymnastics skills. Van/Trolley transportation is available for Weinstein School attendees. Semester 2 Fee: Mondays $263 (15 classes) Tuesdays $298 (17 classes) Wednesdays $280 (16 classes) Sundays $280 (16 classes)

 678.812.4000 Harris Jacobs Dream Run  groupfitness @atlantajcc.org  678.812.4025

FLIPPIN’ FOURS Boys and Girls, Age 4 January 7–May 18 Mondays, Tuesdays, 1:45–2:45 pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 3:30–4:30 pm Sundays, 10:00–11:00 am Flippin’ Fours gymnastics focuses on learning new gymnastics skills while incorporating correct body position and awareness. The class provides your child with a fun environment while preparing him/her for Youth gymnastics. Van/Trolley transportation is available for Weinstein School attendees.

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Semester 2 Fee: Mondays $263 (15 classes) Tuesdays $298 (17 classes) Wednesdays $280 (16 classes) Sundays $280 (16 classes)


YOUTH CARTWHEELS – BEGINNERS Classes are ideal for beginners looking to kick-start their gymnastics progression. Students are introduced to all four gymnastics events: vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor exercise. This class will focus on the following skills: Vault (jump on board with two feet, squat on, straight jump); Uneven Bars (hollow body casts, chinup pullover with spot, L-Hold on high bar); Beam (various walks on the high beam, jumps and cartwheels on low beam); Floor Exercise (cartwheel, back roll, handstand, bridge kick over). Girls Only, Ages 5–7 January 7–May 18 Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 4:20–5:20 pm Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 pm Sundays, 11:00–12:00 pm Semester 2 Fee: Mondays $245 (14 classes) Tuesdays $280 (16 classes) Wednesdays $280 (16 classes) Thursdays $298 (17 classes) Sundays $280 (16 classes) Girls Only, Ages 8–10 January 7–May 18 Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 pm Mondays/Tuesdays, 4:20–5:20 pm Saturdays, 11:00–12:00 pm Semester 2 Fee: Mondays $245 (14 classes) Tuesdays $280 (16 classes) Wednesdays $280 (16 classes) Saturdays $298 (17 classes) Girls Only, Ages 11+ (All Skill Levels) January 7–May 18 Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30 pm Semester 2 Fee: $263 (15 classes)

ROUND–OFFS – INTERMEDIATE Classes are for the intermediate recreational gymnast. This class is recommended for girls working on the following skills: Vault (mastered squat on, working on dive roll to flat back and handstand flat back); Uneven Bars (chin–up pullover, back hip circle, leg lifts); Beam (releve walks, cartwheel, and arabesque on high beam, working handstand on low beam); Floor Exercise (front/ back walkover, handstand roll, round–off rebound). Girls Only, Ages 5–7 January 7–May 18 Tuesdays, 5:30–6:30 pm Semester 2 Fee: $280 (16 classes) Girls Only, Ages 8–10 January 7– May 18 Wednesdays/Thursdays, 4:20–5:20 pm Semester 2 Fee: Wednesdays $280 (16 classes) Thursdays $298 (17 classes) Girls Only, Ages 11+ (All Skill Levels) January 7–May 18 Tuesdays, 6:30–7:30 pm Semester 2 Fee: $263 (15 classes)

HANDSPRINGS – ADVANCED COACH RECOMMENDATIONS REQUIRED An advanced class for gymnasts who have mastered skills taught in Cartwheels and Round–offs. Students will learn “flight” elements and participate in more extensive strength elements such as front handsprings, back extension rolls and squat–ons on bars. Girls Only, Ages 8–10 January 7– May 18, Tuesdays, 4:20–5:20 pm Semester 2 Fee: $280 (16 classes) Girls Only, Ages 11+ (All Skill Levels) January 7– May 18, Tuesdays, 4:20–5:20 pm Semester 2 Fee: $280 (16 classes)

BOYS GYMNASTICS Boys Only, Ages 5–7 January 7–May 18, Wednesdays, 4:20–5:20 pm This gymnastics class is designed just for boys! Your son will develop gymnastics skills while also improving his strength, flexibility, body coordination and overall agility. Semester 2 Fee: $280 (16 classes)

FREE RUNNING / PARKOUR Boys Only, Ages 8–12 January 7– May 18, Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 pm Free Running, also known as Parkour, is the newly popular art of hurdling benches, swinging on branches, and flipping up walls! We will show your boys how to ‘play’ safely by teaching them basic tumbling, landing drills and climbing skills so they will be able to traverse any terrain, swiftly and fluidly as possible with efficiency, and precision. Semester 2 Fee: $280 (16 classes)

CHEERLEADING AND TUMBLING This beginner cheerleading and tumbling class for girls will focus on cheerleading techniques and tumbling and will introduce stunting. Utilizing the gymnastics spring floor and tumble track, this class is a great introduction to cheerleading basics. Girls Only, Ages 5–7 January 7– May 18, Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 pm Semester 2 Fee: $280 (16 classes) Girls Only, Ages 8–11 January 7– May 18, Thursdays, 5:30–6:30 pm Semester 2 Fee: $298 (17 classes)

ADULTS GYMNASTICS Men and Women, Ages 18+ January 7–May 18 Mondays /Wednesdays, 7:00–8:30 pm Build your strength, flexibility and balance in a fun environment. This go–at–your–own–pace class provides the opportunity to try out multiple apparatus and improve your fitness level. Session 1 and 2 Fee: $150 (10 sessions)

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PERIMETER GYMNASTICS TEAM — INVITATION ONLY Recommendations are made by coaches in the Spring and evaluations are held in April.

PREP–OPT – LEVELS 1 and 2 Girls Only, Ages 4–18 August 20–May 25 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00–8:15 pm This invitation–only program prepares gymnasts for competition. Focusing on technique, the gymnasts train 6.5 hours a week to begin learning and practicing more advanced skills as they compete in the AAU program. Monthly Payments: $142

LEVEL 5 HOT SHOTS Girls Only, Ages 4–7 August 20–May 22 Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:15–6:15 pm The Hot Shots class is a bridge into our competitive track gymnastics program. Students in this program build on their strength and flexibility and are challenged with higher–level skills in preparation for eventual AAU and USA Gymnastics competition. Monthly Payments: $118

LEVEL 3 Girls Only, Ages 5–10 August 21 – May 23 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:15–7:30 pm Level 3 is the MJCCA Gymnastics program’s first level of competitive gymnastics. Competition season follows the Georgia AAU Gymnastics’ schedule and rules. This program focuses on building confidence through practice and competition, while providing top–notch coaching and instruction. Monthly Payments: $204

LEVEL 4 Girls Only, Ages 5–12 August 20–May 24 Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:15–7:45 pm Fridays, 4:00–6:00 pm Level 4 is the next step in the MJCCA Gymnastics program’s competitive team structure. Competition season follows the Georgia AAU Gymnastics’ schedule and rules. This program focuses on building confidence through practice and competition, while providing top– notch coaching and instruction.

Girls Only, Ages 5–14 August 20–May 23 Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 5:00–8:30 pm Following the Georgia USA Gymnastics competition rules and schedule, the MJCCA Gymnastics Level 5/6 USA team prides itself in hard work and dedication. Practices consist of stretching, conditioning, and top–notch gymnastics instruction. Monthly Payments: $280

LEVEL XCEL Girls Only, Ages 5–16 August 20–May 23 Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 4:30–8:30 pm Following the Georgia USA Gymnastics competition rules and schedule, the MJCCA Gymnastics XCEL team prides itself in hard work and dedication. Practices consist of stretching, conditioning, and top–notch gymnastics instruction. Monthly Payments: $300

OPTIONAL GYMNASTICS (LEVELS 7–10) Girls Only, Ages 8–18 August 20–May 25 Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 5:00–9:00 pm Fridays, 4:00–6:00 pm Saturdays 9:00–1:00 pm Optional gymnastics at the MJCCA is the highest level of competitive gymnastics in the USAG organization. Practices are structured in order to fully develop the gymnasts’ individual talents in order to be successful in competitions. Competitions take place locally, regionally and nationally. Monthly Payments: $310

LESSONS

Monthly Payments: $250

GYMNASTICS LESSONS: PRIVATE and SEMI–PRIVATE Boys and Girls, Ages 3+ January 1 – May 31 Days and times are scheduled individually. Private Lessons are offered to gymnasts who wish to work on specific skills with a certified instructor. Packaged pricing is available for private and semi–private lessons.

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One Hour Fee: One (1) Session $50; Three (3) Sessions $144; Five (5) Sessions $230; Ten (10) Sessions $440 30 Minute Fee: One (1) Session $30; Three (3) Sessions $84; Five (5) Sessions $130; Ten (10) Sessions $240 Semi–Private Lessons: One (1) Session $30; Three (3) Sessions $84; Five (5) Sessions $130; Ten (10) Sessions $240 Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta • Winter/Spring 2013 Program Guide


INDOOR POOL HOURS

AQUATICS SWIM DIAPER POLICY: All children under the age of 4, or who are not fully potty trained, must wear a disposable swim diaper under a reusable polyester/cotton (machine washable) swim diaper. Non–disposable swim diapers provide a tighter fit, which helps avoid lengthy pool closures due to accidents. Both diapers MUST be worn underneath a swimsuit. If this policy is not adhered to, children will not be permitted to enter the pool.

January 1 – May 31 Monday–Friday, 5:30 am–10:00 pm Saturdays, 8:00 am–6:00 pm Sundays, 8:00 am–8:00 pm Women Only: Wednesdays, 9:00–10:00 pm Sundays, 6:00–7:00 pm Men Only: Thursdays, 9:00–10:00 pm Sundays, 7:00–8:00 pm

MOMMY, DADDY and ME Boys and Girls, Ages 6 months–2 years January 13–May 12 Sundays, 11:00–11:30 am This class will introduce your child to the water in a fun and safe environment. In your reassuring arms, your child will gain important pre–swimming skills such as floating, kicking and bubble blowing. Classes are small and friendly with up to eight participants. Parents or caregivers must be in the water with their child and children must wear swim diapers. Session 3 Fee: $136 (8 classes) Session 4 Fee: $136 (8 classes)

PRESCHOOL SWIM Boys and Girls, Ages 3–5 January 8–March 5 Sundays, 10:30–11:00 am Tuesdays, 1:45–2:15 pm or 3:30–4:00 pm Thursdays, 1:45–2:15 pm or 3:30–4:00 pm Classes combine the latest instructional techniques with traditional favorites, and follow American Red Cross methods and guidelines. Participants develop top–notch swimming skills that serve as the foundation for a lifetime of aquatic activity. Students are grouped by age and ability level. There is a minimum of three participants and a maximum of five participants per class. Lessons are taught by certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors. Session 3 Fee: Sundays $136 (8 classes) Tuesdays $153 (9 classes) Thursdays $153 (9 classes) Session 4 Fee: Sundays $136 (8 classes) Tuesdays $136 (8 classes) Thursdays $136 (8 classes)

SWIM LESSONS: PRIVATE and SEMI–PRIVATE Boys and Girls, Ages 6 months+ January 1–May 31 Day and time is scheduled individually. Individuals of all ages and performance levels will receive one–on–one attention and coaching. All MJCCA aquatic instructors are WSI–certified. Fee: Private Lesson: 30 minutes $32; 10 lessons $272 Semi–Private Lesson: One (1) Lesson $44 ($22/person); 10 lessons $380 ($190/person) Private Group Lessons (3–5 students): One (1) lesson $16/person; 10 lessons $140/person

SWIM TEAM Swim year–round at the MJCCA and gain stroke technique, endurance, speed, knowledge and much more. The Zaban Sharks are a competitive swim team that is ideal for all levels of swimmers. The Swim Team participates in the Georgia Swimming Branch of the USA Swimming Association. Along with attending USA Swimming meets, we host our own internal time trials, practice hard, play pool games and host parties to celebrate our swimmers’ hard work. All of our coaches are USA Swimming Certified and/or Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certified.

JR. SHARKS Boys and Girls, Ages 3–5 January 7–May 10 Mondays, Wednesdays, 4:30–5:00 pm Jr. Sharks is a new program for children working towards joining the swim team. No previous swim team experience is required. Participants do not have to be able to swim the length of the pool, but they must be able to swim independently. Jr. Sharks swimmers will learn the basics of the four competitive strokes while building their endurance, developing positive self– esteem, making new friends and having fun. Semester 1 Fee: $165 Early; $190 Regular

BRONZE GROUP Boys and Girls, Ages 5–8 January 7–May 10 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 4:30–5:00 pm The Bronze Group is dedicated to helping swimmers achieve legal strokes, starts, and turns in all four strokes. This group swims minimal yardage as the main focus of every practice is helping swimmers to understand the fundamentals of each stroke. To begin swimming with the Bronze Group, a swimmer must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle without stopping and must have a basic (not necessarily legal) understanding of all four strokes. Bronze group swimmers are invited and encouraged to participate in swim meets, but are not required to do so. It is suggested that Bronze swimmers attend practice as frequently as possible, but there is no attendance requirement. Semester 1 Fee: $310 Early; $325 Regular CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE > Programs subject to change. Please visit atlantajcc.org for updates.

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SILVER GROUP

SUMMER SWIM TEAM

Boys and Girls, Ages 8–12 January 7–May 10 Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays, 5:00–6:00 pm, Fridays, 4:30–5:30 pm

Boys and Girls, Ages 5–15 May 13–June 28 Bronze, Monday–Friday 4:14–5:00 pm Silver, Monday–Friday 5:00–6:00 pm Gold, Monday–Thursday 5:00–6:30 pm and Friday 5:00–6:00 pm

The Silver Group continues to hone stroke technique by completing drills and receiving specific stroke instruction. Swimmers learn how to swim on intervals by using the pace clock and also begin to complete more yardage, while also focusing on stroke consistency. Silver swimmers are legal in all four strokes, starts, and turns, and begin to have a competitive swimming focus. This group is a gentle bridge between Bronze and Gold. Silver Group swimmers should attend practice 2–5 times a week.

Fee: Bronze $190 Early; $210 Regular Silver $200 Early; $220 Regular Gold $210 Early; $230 Regular

AMERICAN RED CROSS COURSES Adults and Teens, Ages 15+ April and May

Semester 1 Fee: $335 Early; $350 Regular

The MJCCA offers American Red Cross courses such as lifeguard certification, CPR/AED, water safety instructor, and lifeguard renewal. Course information will be available online in February.

GOLD GROUP Boys and Girls, Ages 12–15 January 7–May 10 Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays, 5:00–6:30 pm, Fridays, 4:30–5:30 pm The Gold Group consists of swimmers who are legal in all four strokes, starts, and turns and who have an interest in competitive swimming. These swimmers complete practices with increased yardage and maintain a focus on perfecting stroke technique. Gold swimmers are able to read the pace clock and complete work outs on specified intervals. These swimmers have an interest in attending meets and improving their times according to the USA Swimming time standards. Gold swimmers should attend practice 3–5 times a week. Semester 1 Fee: $350 Early; $370 Regular

ELITE SHARKS NEW! Boys and Girls, Ages 12–15 January 7–May 10 Mondays/Wednesdays 5:00–6:30 pm Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:15–7:15 am and 5:00–6:30 pm Fridays 4:30–5:30 pm The Elite Sharks consists of swimmers who have a serious competitive interest in swimming. These swimmers will be completing practices with high yardage and intense drills and technique work. Elite Sharks swimmers need to be very familiar with reading a pace clock and completing hard sets on timed intervals. These swimmers will be required to maintain a 3.0 GPA and attend at least one morning practice, along with attending at least four practices throughout the entire week. Also, swimmers must attend at least two USA meets during the season. Semester 2 Fee: $400 Early; $420 Regular

DANCE EARLY CHILDHOOD PRE–DANCE Boys and Girls, Age 2 January 7–May 18 Wednesdays, 10:00–10:35 am This creative movement class is a great introduction to dance and dance class basics. Our instruction focuses on helping your young ones learn how to engage with other children, follow directions, and understand dance terms. Teaching tools such as props and storytelling are used to make the learning environment fun. Children are introduced to numerous forms of dance such as Ballet, Jazz, and Hip–Hop. This class helps build essential physical skills including coordination, balance, rhythm, and body awareness. Semester 1 Fee: $297.50 (17 classes)

PRE–BALLET Boys and Girls, Age 2 January 7–May 18 Mondays, Tuesdays, 10:00–10:35 am A great introduction to ballet, this class focuses on basic ballet terms and steps. Your child will begin to understand dance terms while learning how to engage with other children and follow directions. Teaching tools such as props and storytelling are used to make the environment fun. This class helps build physical skills including coordination, balance, rhythm, and body awareness. Semester 2 Fee: Mondays $262.50 (15 classes) Tuesdays $297.50 (17 classes)

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BALLET and JAZZ

BALLET and TAP

Boys and Girls, Ages 3–4 January 7–May 18 Mondays, 1:30–2:30 pm Thursdays, 2:30–3:30 pm Fridays, 1:30–2:30 pm Saturdays, 9:00–10:00 am

Boys and Girls, Grades K–6 January 7–May 18 Grades K–2, Thursdays, 4:30–5:30 pm Grades 3–6, Thursdays, 5:30–6:30 pm

Designed to teach the fundamentals of ballet to your child, this class incorporates barre work, ballet technique, strengthening exercises, and stretch. We also introduce the basics of jazz techniques, movements, and terminology. Semester 2 Fee: Mondays $262.50 (15 classes) Thursdays $297.50 (17 classes) Fridays $315 (18 classes) Saturdays $297.50 (17 classes)

HIP–HOP Boys and Girls, Ages 3–5 January 7–May 18 Girls Only, Mondays, 3:30–4:30 pm Boys Only, Mondays, 3:30–4:30 pm The original Hip–Hop dance! We’ll teach your child all of the styles created by the first B–boys and B–girls from NYC to California. We bring it all in this class. Your child will be waving, popping, gliding, rocking, locking and more. Adding to the fun, we will also practice dancing freestyle! Semester 2 Fee: $262.50 (15 classes)

BALLET and TAP Boys and Girls, Ages 3–5 January 7–May 18 Ages 4–5, Saturdays, 10:00–11:00 am Age 4, Thursdays, 1:30–2:30 pm, 3:30–4:30 pm Age 3, Wednesdays, 1:30–2:30 pm or Fridays, 1:30–2:30 pm Focusing on the fundamentals of ballet, this class will incorporate barre work, ballet technique, strengthening exercises, and stretch. Students are also taught tap and the dance form’s rhythms, timing and leg/foot coordination. Semester 2 Fee: Wednesdays $280 (16 classes) Thursdays $262.50 (15 classes) Fridays $315 (18 classes) Saturdays $297.50 (17 classes)

YOUTH BOYS ONLY HIP–HOP Boys Only January 7–May 18 Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 pm Our Hip–Hop class is full of high energy movements that will have your son popping, gliding, rocking, locking, and more. Students will also practice freestyle movements. Semester 2 Fee: $280 (16 classes)

The Ballet and Tap class ranges from classical style to the new craze of rhythm tap. This class teaches the fundamentals of sound, rhythm and coordination. Semester 2 Fee: $297.50 (17 classes)

BALLET and JAZZ Boys and Girls January 7–May 18 Grades K-2, Wednesdays, 3:30–4:30 pm Grades 3–6, Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 pm This class incorporates barre, ballet technique, strengthening exercises and stretch to teach fundamentals to enhance your child’s appreciation for the classical art form along with upbeat high energy music sure to keep your children entertained and having fun. Semester 2 Fee: $280 (16 classes)

JAZZ and HIP–HOP Boys and Girls, Grades K–9 January 7–May 18 Grades K–1, Wednesdays, 4:30–5:30 pm Grades K–1, Saturdays, 11:00 am–12:00 pm Grades 2–3, Tuesdays, 4:30–5:30 pm Grades 4–6, Tuesdays, 5:30–6:30 pm Grades 7–9, Tuesdays, 5:30–6:30 pm This class teaches jazz dance technique, terminology, and movement quality. Hip–Hop segments will have students popping, locking, and breaking as well as freestyling. Semester 2 Fee: Wednesdays $280 (16 classes) Tuesdays $280 (16 classes) Saturdays $297.50 (17 classes)

INVITATIONAL (Invitation Only) BALLET and TAP Boys and Girls, Grades 1–9 January 7–May 18 Group 2: Mondays/Thursdays, 4:30–5:30 pm Group 3: Mondays/ Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 pm Group 4: Mondays, 6:30–7:30 pm/ Thursdays, 5:30–6:30 pm Focusing on the foundation of all dance forms, this class incorporates ballet barre work, ballet technique, strengthening exercises, and stretch. Students also learn tap and the dance form’s rhythms, timing and leg/foot coordination. Semester 2 Fee: Mondays/Thursdays $490 (32 classes) Mondays/Wednesdays $490 (32 classes) CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE > Programs subject to change. Please visit atlantajcc.org for updates.

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ADULTS

BALLET and JAZZ Boys and Girls, Grades 1–9 January 7–May 18 Group 2: Mondays and Tuesdays, 4:30–5:30 pm Group 3: Mondays, 5:30–6:30 pm/Fridays, 4:30–5:30 pm Group 4: Mondays, 6:30–7:30 pm/Tues.,5:30–6:30 pm This class incorporates ballet barre work, ballet technique, strengthening exercises, and stretch. Students also learn jazz technique, terminology, and movement quality with an emphasis on proper execution of jazz isolations, rhythms, and style. Semester 2 Fee: Mondays/Tuesdays $490 (30 classes) Mondays/Fridays $460 (26 classes)

JAZZ and TAP Boys and Girls, Grades 1–9 January 7–May 18 Group 2: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 4:30–5:30 pm Group 3: Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 pm and Fridays, 4:30–5:30 pm Group 4: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 5:30–6:30 pm Students learn jazz technique, terminology, and movement quality with an emphasis on proper execution of jazz isolations, rhythms, and style. Tap rhythms, timing, and leg/foot coordination are also learned.

BARRE FITNESS Men and Women, Age 18+ January 7–March 9 or March 10–May 18 Tuesdays, 1:45–2:45 pm Wednesdays, 12:00–1:00 pm Thursdays, 10:00–11:00 am Barre Fitness is a high energy/no–impact exercise class that combines barre work and light weights to help you build long, lean muscle and burn fat. Session 3 Fee: Tuesdays, Member $149; Non–Member $180 Thursdays, Member $124; Non–Member $160 Tuesdays/Thursdays, Member $255; Non–Member $306 Wednesdays Member $124; Non–Member $160 Session 4 Fee: Tuesdays, Member $149; Non–Member $180 Thursdays, Member $124; Non–Member $160 Tuesdays/Thursdays, Member $255; Non–Member $306 Wednesdays Member $124; Non–Member $160

TENNIS EARLY CHILDHOOD

Semester 2 Fee: Tuesdays/Thursdays $520 (33 classes) Wednesdays/Fridays $490 (30 classes)

LITTLE TENNIS

BALLET, JAZZ and TAP

Boys and Girls, Ages 3–5 January 7–May 13 Mondays/Wednesdays, 1:30–2:30 pm

Boys and Girls, Grades K–9 January 7–May 18 Group 1: Mondays/Wednesdays, 4:30–5:30 pm Group 2: Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays, 4:30–5:30 pm Group 3: Mondays/Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 pm and Fridays, 4:30–5:30 pm Group 4: Mondays, 6:30–7:30 pm and Tuesdays/Thursdays, 5:30–6:30 pm This class incorporates ballet barre work, technique, and strengthening exercises. Students also learn jazz technique, terminology, and movement quality with an emphasis on proper execution of jazz isolations, rhythms, and style. Tap rhythms, timing, and leg/foot coordination are also taught. Semester 2 Fee: Mondays/Wednesdays/ Fridays $700 (50 classes) Mondays/Tuesdays/ Thursdays $730 (48 classes) Mondays/Wednesdays $490 (32 classes)

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Using low compression balls and a lower net, your future ALTA star will love learning tennis. Basic strokes and terminology, as well as footwork and hand eye coordination, will be emphasized. Children must supply their own racket. Session 3 Fee: Mondays, $126 (7 classes)/Wednesdays, $162 (9 classes) Session 4 Fee: Mondays, $144 (8 classes)/Wednesdays, $144 (8 classes)

YOUTH JUNIOR ACADEMY QUICKSTART Boys and Girls, Ages 5–10 January 7–May 13 Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays, 4:30–5:30 pm Ages 11–13 (Pre–ALTA Tennis) Mondays, 5:30–6:30 Junior Academy is the best way for youngsters to learn or improve their tennis skills. Children are grouped according to their age and/or ability. Beginners: players focus on stroke progression Intermediate: players receive corrective instruction Advanced: players undergo intensive drilling along with cardiovascular endurance and strength training Session 3 Fee: Mondays, $126 (7 classes) Tuesdays, $162 (9 classes) Wednesdays, $162 (9 classes) Session 4 Fee: Mondays, $126 (7 classes) Tuesdays, $126 (7 classes) Wednesdays, $126 (7 classes)

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ADULTS TENNIS LESSONS: PRIVATE and SEMI–PRIVATE LESSONS Boys, Girls, and Adults (Ages 3+) January 2–May 31 Days and times are scheduled individually. Private Lessons are offered to tennis players who wish to work on specific skills with a certified instructor. Packaged pricing is available for private and semi– private lessons.

WOMEN’S ROUND ROBIN Women Only, Ages 18+ May 19 Levels A and B, Sunday 9:00–1:00 pm Level C, Sunday 12:00–4:00 pm Join us for a Women’s Round Robin. The maximum is 26 players per level. The format will be same partners. There will be a luncheon from noon until 1:00 pm at which time the raffle will be drawn. Fee: Member $45; Non–Member $60

One Hour Fee: One (1) Session $56 Six (6) Sessions $300 30 Minute Fee: One (1) Session $34 Six (6) Sessions $180 Semi–private Fee (2 players): One (1) Session $34/person Six (6) Sessions $180/person Group Fee: Three (3) people $23/person/one hour; Four (4) people $18/person/one hour

ALTA

STROKE OF THE WEEK

Whether you are a beginner or a professional, join a team and enjoy friendly competition in a fabulous social athletic forum!

Men and Women, Ages 18+ January 13–May 6 Mondays, 7:30–8:30 pm / Sundays, 10:00–11:00 am Get your tennis game on with clinics that will give you the instructional tips, match tactics and stroke corrections that will allow you to improve your play. Session 3 Fee: Sundays, $75 (5 classes) Mondays, $75 (5 classes) Session 4 Fee: Sundays, $75 (5 classes) Mondays, $75 (5 classes)

Girls, Boys, Men, and Women March 13–April 20 Girls, Ages 8–18, Saturdays, 1:30–3:30 pm Sandy Springs Tennis Center Boys, Ages 8–18, Saturdays, 3:30–5:30 pm Sandy Springs Tennis Center Women, Thursdays, 9:30–1:00 pm Zaban Park Tennis Courts Business Women, Sundays, 12:30–5:00 pm Zaban Park Tennis Courts Mixed Doubles, Sundays, 1:00–4:00 pm Zaban Park Tennis Courts

Session 3 Fee: Saturdays, $150 Early; $170 Regular Thursdays, $140 Early; $160 Regular Sundays, $140 Early; $160 Regular

SPORTS CLASSES EARLY CHILDHOOD

WOMEN’S BOOT CAMP Women Only, Ages 18+ January 13–June 10 Sundays/Mondays, 6:30–7:30 pm Push your fitness level to new heights with our high energy workout Tennis Boot Camp. It’s a fun group activity incorporating tennis drills to give players of all abilities the ultimate workout. Session 3 Fee: Sundays, $60 (5 classes) Mondays, $60 (5 classes) Session 4 Fee: Sundays, $60 (5 classes) Mondays, $60 (5 classes)

LADIES DRILLS NEW! Women Only, Ages 18+ January 9–May 8 Wednesdays, 1:30–2:30 pm or 4:30–5:30 pm This is a great opportunity to work on your strokes, strategy and stamina while your child is learning to play! Session 3 Fee: Wednesdays, $162 (9 classes) Session 4 Fee: Wednesdays, $126 (7 classes)

MULTI–SPORTS Boys and Girls, Ages 3–5 January 8–May 7 Tuesdays, 1:30–2:30 pm Basic skills geared toward the young athlete are taught in basketball, t–ball, soccer, football, etc. Each week will incorporate special activities such as parachute, scooters and hand–eye coordination skills. Session 3 Fee: $135 (9 classes) Session 4 Fee: $120 (8 classes)

SOCCER Boys and Girls, Ages 3–5 January 10–May 9 Thursdays, 1:30–2:30 pm Soccer is an exciting sport for small children, combining team play and individual skills. An instructional focus helps participants learn new skills and teamwork while making friends and having fun. Session 3 Fee: $135 (9 classes) Session 4 Fee: $120 (8 classes) CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE > Programs subject to change. Please visit atlantajcc.org for updates.

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YOUTH FREE RUNNING / PARKOUR Boys Only, Ages 8–12 January 7– May 18 Fridays, 4:00–5:00 pm Free Running, also known as Parkour, is the newly popular art of hurdling benches, swinging on branches, and flipping up walls! We will show your boys how to ‘play’ safely by teaching them basic tumbling, landing drills and climbing skills so they will be able to traverse any terrain, swiftly and fluidly as possible with efficiency, and precision.

SELECT BASEBALL Boys and Girls, Ages 13–15 Sundays, February 17–May 23 (one weeknight will be selected for practice) The Select Baseball Teams are select teams which players are invited to join following a tryout process. Players must be registered in the recreational league and have completed tryouts before completing registration for the Select Team. Fee: $160 (plus regular league fee)

Semester 2 Fee: $315 (18 classes)

YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES MARTIN LUTHER KING BASKETBALL 3V3 TOURNAMENT Girls (Grades 4–5) and Boys (Grades 3–4, 5–6 and 7–8) January 21, 8:00 am–3:30 pm Sign-In: 8:00–9:00 am/Games: 9:00 am–3:30 pm The MLK 3v3 basketball tournament is a huge hit every year. Register as a team of three. This is not a coached event. Register early since there is a maximum capacity for this program. Fee: Member $30; Non–Member $35

BASEBALL and T–BALL Boys and Girls, Ages 3–13 Sundays, February 17–May 23 (one weeknight will be selected for practice) Join us for MJCCA Youth Baseball and T-Ball to enhance skills and have fun while playing this exciting sport. By fostering an environment that enhances and maximizes a player’s enjoyment, we strive to build a lifelong passion for sports and personal wellness. Our coaches are provided with assistance, support, and tools to aid player development. Fee: T–ball Instruction/Lil’ Sluggers (3 Years Old) $118 (by January 14); $128 (January 14–February 11)

The Official Sponsor of Youth Sports and Camps SPRING BOYS BASKETBALL LEAGUE NEW! Boys (Grades 3–4 and 5–6) Sundays, February 24–May 23 (Games scheduled alternate to baseball) New in 2013, the MJCCA will offer spring basketball. This Sunday only program offers an exciting opportunity for more hoops! Practices and games will be combined on Sundays throughout the spring. Practices/games will be held in the later afternoon and do not conflict with MJCCA baseball. Led by our professional staff and volunteer coaches, we focus on the development of individual skills and technical progression through quality instruction. Together with an Atlanta Hawks Player Clinic, it promises to be a great inaugural season. Sign up for the MJCCA Youth Basketball program and join hundreds of other participants in one of the MJCCA’s largest sports! Hosted within three first–class gyms, our program boasts a professional staff, quality coaching, superior customer service and a series of unique features that ensure you have the opportunity to develop your skills and understanding of the game. Instruction is provided by dedicated volunteers and focuses on the development of individual skills and technical progression. Our community–inspired programs emphasize life lessons, core values and leadership qualities through sports.

T–Ball AA (Pre–K) $138 (by January 14); $155 (January 14–February 11)

Fee: Early $140; Regular $160

T–Ball AAA (Kindergarten) or Coach Pitch (1st Grade) $150 (by January 14); $165 (January 14–February 11)

TRIATHLON

Machine Pitch (2nd–3rd Grade) $170 (by January 14); $185 (January 14–February 11) Player Pitch American League (3rd–4th Grade) $170 (by January 14); $185 (January 14–February 11) Player Pitch National League (5th–7th Grade) $170 (by January 14); $185 (January 14–February 11)

Boys and Girls, Ages 7–14 February 24–May 19 Sundays, 1:00–2:30 pm (One weeknight practice, 6:30–7:30 pm) Two 1–hour training sessions per week (Sunday plus one weeknight) will guide our athletes through a 12–week training regimen designed to improve and develop correct running, swimming, and cycling techniques and prepare each participant for a kids triathlon right here at the MJCCA! Athletes will develop these skills as well as race etiquette in a fun, safe, and positive environment. From absolute beginner to seasoned sports fanatic, this program will challenge every child and allow him to realize success, achieve health and wellness goals, and reap the rewards of participation. Fee: Early $175; Regular $190

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GIRLS SOCCER LEAGUE Girls, Ages 4–14 Sundays, February 24–May 23 (One weeknight practice) Kindergarten: Sunday only league (no evaluations). U8 through U14: Includes mid–week practices. U10, U12 and U14: May compete in the Metro–Dunwoody League which could involve mid–week games. Join us to participate and compete in the most popular sport in the world. By fostering an environment that enhances and maximizes a player’s enjoyment on all levels, we strive to build a lifelong passion for sports and personal wellness. Our coaches are provided with assistance, support, and tools needed to aid in your child’s development. Leagues are available for our Intown families at Torah Day School. Fee: Early $140; Regular $160

ACADEMY SOCCER LEAGUE

ADULT LEAGUES MEN ONLY MEN’S FLAG FOOTBALL Men Only, Ages 18+ January 6–March 17 Sundays, 10:00 am–12:00 pm Fee: Member $75; Non–Member $90

MEN’S BASKETBALL Men Only, Ages 18+, 30+, 40+ January 7–June 28 Ages 18+, Tuesdays, 7:00–10:00 pm Ages 30+, Wednesdays, 7:00–10:00 pm and Sundays 8:00–12:00 pm Ages 40+, Mondays and Thursdays, 7:00–10:00 pm

Boys and Girls, Ages 9–11 Sundays, February 24–May 23 (one weeknight will be selected for practice)

Session 3 and 4 League Fee: 18+: Member $90; Non–Member $110 30+/40+: Members Only $115

The Academy Soccer Teams are select teams which players are invited to join following a tryout process. Players must be registered in the recreational league and have completed tryouts before completing registration for the Academy Team.

HARRIS JACOBS MODIFIED FAST PITCH SOFTBALL

YOUTH SPORTS PERFORMANCE

Men Only March 17–June 27 Thursdays 6:45–10:00 pm Sundays 8:45 am–12:00 pm Fee: $115

YOUTH/TEEN RUNNING Boys and Girls, Ages 6–17 January 7–May 18 Mondays, 4:30–5:30 pm

Co-Ed

The MJCCA Youth/Teen Running Program is designed to promote physical wellness in youth. Participants will learn the importance of healthy nutrition, proper stretching, core conditioning, technique, pacing, goal setting, and how to make running fun. All levels of fitness are welcome. Each participant will set their own goals and be encouraged to run at the level that is appropriate for him/her.

CO–ED DODGEBALL LEAGUE

Session 3 Fee: $105 (7 classes) Session 4 Fee: $105 (7 classes)

Fee: Member $65; Non–Member $75

BOOT CAMP Boys and Girls, Ages 9–17 January 7– May 18 Ages 9–12, Thursdays, 4:30–5:30 pm Ages 13–17, Wednesdays, 5:00–6:00 pm The Boot Camp Program is designed to promote physical wellness among youth. Participants will learn the importance of healthy nutrition, proper stretching, core conditioning, proper strength training technique, goal setting and ways to make physical fitness fun. All levels of fitness are welcome. Each participant will set goals and be encouraged to participate at the level that is appropriate for him/her.

Men and Women, Ages 21–35 January 9–March 6 Wednesdays, 8:30–10:00 pm Registration Deadline: Wednesday, December 19 Join us for kickball at the MJCCA. It is a great way to see your friends and make new ones! Teams are comprised of 9–11 players with a minimum of four females.

CO–ED FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE Men and Women, Ages 21–35 March 20–May 15 Wednesdays, 7:00–10:00 pm Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 13 Join us for another fun season of spring flag football! Teams are comprised of 9–11 players with a minimum of four females. Fee: Member $65; Non–Member $75

Session 3 Fee: Wednesdays $135 (9 classes) Thursdays $135 (9 classes) Session 4 Fee: Wednesdays $105 (7 classes) Thursdays $120 (8 classes)

Programs subject to change. Please visit atlantajcc.org for updates.

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Fitness and Wellness To register for MJCCA events and classes, please visit: atlantajcc.org

Achieve total wellness with the MJCCA’s vast array of activities designed to strengthen your overall well-being. MJCCA PROGRAMS INCLUDE:

SIX DIMENSIONS OF WELLNESS: • • • • • •

Company J Family Resource Center Book Festival Mah Jongg & Bridge Table Games Weinstein Adult Day Services Family Events

• • • • •

Inclusion Program Camps Book Clubs Yoga Holiday Celebrations

Environmental Wellness: The recognition of interdependence with nature.

• • • •

Scenic Day Trips Teen Community Service Bubie’s Garden Walking Trail

• • • •

Preschool Garden Boating and Fishing Ropes Course Book Festival

Intellectual Wellness: Emphasizes knowledge, learning, creativity, problem solving, and lifelong interest in learning and new ideas.

• • • • •

Family Resource Center Lisa F. Brill Institute Company J Book Festival Speakers

• • • • •

Discussion Groups Continuing Education Melton Institute Driver’s Education Film Club

Physical Wellness: The maintenance of a healthy body through good nutrition, regular exercise, and avoidance of harmful activities.

• • • • • •

Les Mills™ , Group Exercise Triathlon Training Adult and Youth Sports Personal Training Pilates SilverSneakers®

• • • • • •

Boot Camps Tennis Gymnastics and Dance Aquatics Walking Trail, Ropes Course Pickle Ball

Social Wellness: The ability to perform social roles effectively and help others.

• • • • • •

Day Camps, Camp Barney Medintz Group Fitness Harry Maziar Golf Tournament Harris Jacobs Road Race Holiday Celebrations After-School Programs

• • • • • •

Group Discussions Book Festival Teen Community Service BBYO Table Games Weinstein Adult Day Services

Spiritual Wellness: The meaning and purpose of human existence.

• • • • •

Lisa F. Brill Institute Holiday Celebrations BBYO Camp Sunday Preschool

• • • • •

Day Camps Camp Barney Medintz Book Festival Continuing Education Melton Institute

Emotional Wellness: The awareness, sensitivity, and acceptance of feelings and the ability to successfully express and manage one's feelings.

emotional

environmental

intellectual

physical

social

spiritual

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FITNESS CENTER HOURS Monday–Thursday 5:30 am–10:00 pm Friday 5:30 am–6:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am–6:00 pm Sunday 8:00 am–8:00 pm Sunday 6:00–7:00 pm Men Only Sunday 7:00–8:00 pm Women Only

FITNESS CENTER At the MJCCA, your health and well-being are important to us. That’s why we offer a myriad of fitness programs at our Zaban Park campus to appeal to every interest. From group exercise classes and Stott® Pilates, to state-of-theart cardio and strength-training equipment, to one-onone personal training sessions, the opportunities to get healthy and into better shape are endless. In addition to taking full advantage of the Fitness Center at the MJCCA, Total Health Members are also able to workout at Emory’s Student Activity and Academic Center (SAAC), a state-of-the-art recreational facility that features a fitness center, swimming pools, hard and clay tennis courts, a basketball gymnasium, sand volleyball courts, and more. To learn more about the Total Health Membership, call 678.812.4060, visit atlantajcc.org or stop by the Membership office.

CHILDCARE

Saturday & Sunday Monday – Friday

8:30 am–1:30 pm 8:00 am–7:45 pm

Total Health Members receive two (2) free hours daily of Kid Zone or Youth Zone childcare while working out. The cost for an additional child during those two (2) hours is $3 per hour. Advance reservations are required. See page 11 for more details.

NEW MEMBERS QUICKSTART NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION As a new member, you’ll benefit from learning about our Zaban Park Total Health Fitness Center from one of our certified personal trainers. It’s important that you know what is available to you as part of your Total Health membership. Make sure that you maximize your workout potential by understanding how and when to use the various pieces of equipment available in the fitness center. Let us help you find out what’s best for you based on your likes, dislikes, and your workout goals!

Programs subject to change. Please visit atlantajcc.org for updates.

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Fitness and Wellness To register for MJCCA events and classes, please visit: atlantajcc.org For more information, please contact: Fitness Center  fitness@atlantajcc.org  678.812. 4022

GROUP FITNESS GROUP FITNESS CLASSES Group fitness classes are part of your Total Health membership! The MJCCA offers an incredible value to our members…not to mention a great way to make new friends. All Group Fitness and Water Fitness classes are FREE with your Total Health membership!

PERSONAL TRAINING Men and Women, Ages 12+ Achieve maximum results and your personal best, all in a minimum amount of time! Work with our Certified Personal Trainers, available by appointment, to assist with your training needs. Private Session Fee: One Session $58 One Month $220 (4 sessions) Three Months $676 (13 sessions) Six Months $1,274 (26 sessions) Semi–Private (2 people) Session Fees (per person): One Session $42 One Month $162 (4 sessions) Three Months $507 (13 sessions) Six Months $975 (26 sessions) Small Group (4 people; per person): One month $104 (4 sessions)

Group Fitness classes include:

PILATES REFORMER TRAINING LES MILLS CLASSES • BODYPUMP® • BODYCOMBAT® • BODYVIVE® •*RPM®

• BODYSTEP® • BODYFLOW® • CXWORX®

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES •*Spinning • Core Attack • Mat Pilates • Core Motion • Low and Light • Yoga Basics & More • Mind–Body–Balance • WaterFit ®

•*Spin–45 • Yoga • ZUMBA® • SuperSculpt • Tai Chi (1 & 2) • All Abs • Basic Aquatics • Deep H20 Cardio

*All Spinning® and RPM® classes take place in our specialty cycling studio with new Spinner® Blade bikes with SPD and Look Compatible pedals. Spinning® Computers on each bike provide continuous access to cadence, heart rate, calories burned, time and distance traveled. We host an unparalleled variety of classes seven days a week for adults of all ages and teens 13+. Members can choose from more than 85 classes a week! Please refer to our website for a complete listing of our Group Fitness classes. Fee: FREE (with Total Health membership)

Men and Women, Ages 13+ January 2–May 31 The MJCCA has recently enhanced its Pilates offering with the addition of new STOTT PILATES® V2 Max Plus™ Reformers to the dedicated Pilates Studio. This revolutionary piece of Pilates equipment will give fitness enthusiasts of all levels, ages and abilities the means to enhance their workouts. It can also be used for a variety of specialized needs including rehabilitation, pre– and post–natal fitness, active aging, and sport conditioning. With a vertical frame pulley system and exclusive retractable rope system, the V2 Max Plus Reformer will allow you to do an unlimited number of exercises that would normally require moving between multiple pieces of equipment or simply would not be possible. The machine’s innovative design allows the body to move freely and multi-dimensionally during exercises, just as in day– to–day activities. Private Session Fee: One Session $58 One Month $220 (4 sessions) Three Months $676 (13 sessions) Six Months $1274 (26 sessions) Semi–Private Session Fees (per person): One Session $42 One Month $162 (4 sessions) Three Months $507 (13 sessions) Six Months $975 (26 sessions)

SILVERSNEAKERS® FITNESS PROGRAM The SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is an innovative health, exercise and wellness program helping older adults live healthy, active lifestyles. Our signature classes are designed specifically for older adults and are taught by specially trained, certified instructors. You are sure to find a class that suits your needs and abilities. Refer to our website at atlantajcc.org for class listing.

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MASSAGE

SELF–DEFENSE

Men and Women, Ages 18+ January 1–May 31 Monday–Sunday, 10:30 am–8:15 pm

Men and Women, Age 18+ January 9–May 8 Wednesdays, 7:30–9:00 pm

Massage is the perfect accompaniment to your post workout routine. Or, if you prefer, arrive a little early and relax with a hot shower, steam, or sauna. Your privacy and comfort is our utmost concern.

Learn how to defend yourself and transform into a practical, aware, and self–confident individual. You will learn Marsee Combatives techniques, which are easy to learn, use large motor skills and are very effective. Marsee Combatives combine several Ju Jitsu styles, modern Arnis and western boxing/street fighting. While there is nothing fancy about the techniques, they are priceless skills to know in the event of an attack. Join us and learn these simple techniques to keep yourself safe.

Gratuities, in the form of cash or check, are always appreciated and may be paid directly to the massage therapist. To schedule your appointment, please contact the MJCCA Customer Service Desk at 678.812.4000. Please be advised that a major credit card is required to secure an appointment. Fee: $60 hour massage; $30 half-hour massage

CHI WALKING Men and Women, Ages 18+ January 6–March 20 Wednesdays, 11:00 am–12:00 pm Sundays, 10:00–11:00 am The Chi Walking program (pronounced “chee”) is an exciting, new approach to creating health, fitness and well–being through walking. Chi Walking blends walking with the inner focuses of T’ai Chi, the ancient Chinese martial art proven to increase balance, strength, and mental focus.  Chi Walking makes it easy by letting gravity do the work, allowing your legs to relax. Our walk program consists of easy–to–follow lessons to get you walking safely, without stress or strain. Session 3 Fee: Wednesdays Member $198; Non–Member $238 (9 classes); Sundays Member $198; Non–Member $238 (8 classes)

Session 3 Fee: $112 (8 classes) Session 4 Fee: $112 (8 classes)

CPR/FIRST AID FOR TOTAL HEALTH MEMBERS Men and Women, Ages 18+ (Total Health Members Only) February 21, Thursday, 6:30–9:30 pm February 26, Tuesday, 6:30–9:30 pm The American Heart Association’s CPR/First Aid Program delivers a dynamic message of hope — the hope of saving lives. New treatments have improved the chance of survival from cardiovascular emergencies.  Total Health Members will have an opportunity to train for CPR/First aid here at the MJCCA for free or nominal fee. You must be an active/current Total Health Member to participate, must pre–register at Fitness Desk. Each class can consist of 12 person max. Fee: Free

SUNSET YOGA ON THE LAKE BOOT CAMP Men and Women, Age 18+ January 7–May 20 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 5:50–6:50 am Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 7:30–8:30 am The Boot Camp at the MJCCA is a 6–week indoor/ outdoor co–ed fitness program that blends intense cardio exercises with creative and dynamic strength training into an efficient, invigorating FULL BODY WORKOUT. Every workout is DIFFERENT. Instructors use a variety of terrain and training spaces for optimal results. Instructors are not concerned about where you are with your fitness level, but rather where you’re going. The Boot Camp is all about community. There is no better way to take your fitness to the next level!

Men and Women, Ages 12+ Thursday, March 14 7:35–8:35 pm Come enjoy the beauty of MJCCA’s lake as sunset yoga begins on the docks at 7:35 pm. This yoga class is suitable for all skill levels. Please arrive early, wear comfortable clothing, bring a towel or yoga mat, and water. Fee: Free CONTINUED ON PAGE 30 >

Fee: $198 (18 classes)

THE BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE Adults, Ages 18+ January 8–March 7 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30–7:30 am Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7:00–7:45 am Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:15–1:00 pm Join the Biggest Loser Challenge to make the change of your life! This 9-week challenge will include classes taught by an AFAA Certified Pro Trainer, nutritional guidance, online workouts, and motivation and support to help you change your lifestyle and develop a healthier you. Fee: Member $202; Non–Member $252

Programs subject to change. Please visit atlantajcc.org for updates.

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MJCCA

2013

classes and programs by age

BIRTH — 5 YEARS OLD

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

BBYO

10

ALTA

21

Aquatics

ALTA

21

Aquatics

17

Boot Camp

Baseball

22

Baseball

22

13

Basketball

22

Basketball

22

18-20

Book Club

36

BBYO Connect

38

Camp Barney Medintz (Residential Camp)

Boot Camp

23

Boot Camp

23

Classes (Teen)

Aquatics

22

After-School Program (Club J)

11 6-8, 10-11, 12-13

Childcare (Kid Zone Drop-Off) Dance Day Camps

6-8, 10-13

Family Events

34

Gymnastics

14-16

Holiday Celebrations

32-33

Camp Barney Medintz (Residential Camp)

9

Camp Barney Medintz (Residential Camp)

Camp Sunday

11

Camps

Gymnastics

15

Childcare (Youth Zone Drop-Off)

11

Day Camps

Cotillion

41

Family Events

10

Day Camps

Shabbat Sing

13

Family Events

Soccer

21, 23

Fitness Gymnastics

Special Needs Resources

Dance

18-20 6-8 34

Fitness Holiday Celebrations

13

Dance

Fitness

19-20 6-8 34 22-23, 26-27

Gymnastics Holiday Celebrations

15-16 32-33

21-23

Parkour

15

14-16

Personal Training

26

Pilates

26

Personal Training Pilates Residential Camp (Camp Barney Medintz) Road Race (Harris Jacobs Dream Run) Running (Youth/Teen)

13

Holiday Celebrations

Sports (Multi-Sports)

21

Inclusion Program

8

Srochi Discovery Center

34

Parkour

15

Residential Camp (Camp Barney Medintz)

Residential Camp (Camp Barney Medintz)

9

Road Race (Harris Jacobs Dream Run)

30

Running (Youth/Teen)

23

School's Out Days (Camp Days)

Special Needs Programming (Blonder)

10

Swim Lessons

Soccer

23

Swim Team

Special Needs Programming (Blonder)

47

Swim Lessons

17

Teen Community Service (TCS)

18

Tennis

Swim (Mommy, Daddy and Me)

17

Swim Lessons

17

Swim Team T-Ball and Baseball Tennis Theater (Company J) Theater (Youth Series)

32-33

Family Events

41

Preschool Camp

Cheerleading and Tumbling

School’s Out Days (Camp Days)

Dance

Classes (Middle School)

13

10

6-11 11

8

Playground (Paradies)

12-13

6-11

CPR/First Aid 9

Childcare (Youth Zone Drop-Off)

Inclusion Program

Preschools

17

Road Race (Harris Jacobs Dream Run)

30

22

Running (Youth/Teen)

23

20-21 48-49 49

School’s Out Days (Camp Days)

10

Soccer

23

Special Needs Programming (Blonder)

47

Swim Team

Swim Lessons

17

Swim Team

17

Teen Community Service (TCS)

22

Tennis

T-Ball Tennis Theater (Company J)

28

17

Camps

Preschool Vacation Camp

ALTA 10

17

Baseball and T-Ball Camps

HIGH SCH

After-School Program (Club 678)

Aquatics Camp Sunday

MIDDLE SCHOOL

20-21 48-49

Theater (Youth Series)

49

Triathlon

22

Yoga (Family)

36

Theater (Company J)

9

Scholarship Award (Harvey Rubin) Soccer

Teen Classes

39-40 21 48-49

Theater (Youth Series)

49

Triathlon

22

Theater (Company J)


HOOL

20s — 30s

40s — 60s

MATURE ADULTS

ALTA

21

ALTA

21

ALTA

Aquatics

17

Aquatics

17

Aquatics

17

17

Aquatics (Group)

26

Aquatics (Group)

26

Aquatics (Group)

26

23

Basketball

23

Basketball

23

BOD POD

30

Biggest Loser

27

Biggest Loser

27

Book Club

50

BOD POD

30

BOD POD

30

Book Club

50

Book Club

50

Book Festival Event (Page From)

50

Bridge Classes

44

50

Book Festival Event (Page From)

50

Classes

44

Cardio Fitness (Group: H2O)

26

CPR/First Aid

27

26

CPR/First Aid

27

Discussion Groups

44

20

Family Events

34

Film Clubs

44

21 38

9 41

21

27

Book Festival Event (Page From)

20

Boot Camp

34

Cardio Fitness (Group: H2O)

23

CPR/First Aid

27

Dance

Dance

20

Family Events

34

Empty Nester Social Gatherings

43

Financial Assistance

Family Events

34

Fitness 16-26 Group: All Abs 26 Group: LesMills™ 26 Group: Low and Light 26 Group: Mind-Body-Balance 26 Group: SuperSculpt 26 Cardio Group: H2O) 26

15-16 32-33 26

Family Resource Center Programs

26

Financial Assistance

9 30 23

27, 30

35-37 8

Fitness 16-26 Boot Camp 27 Group: All Abs 26 Group: LesMills™ 26 Group: Low and Light 26 Group: Mind-Body-Balance 26 Group: SuperSculpt 26 26 Cardio Group: H2O)

40

Flag Football

23

23

Flag Football (Co-Ed)

42

47

31

Gymnastics

15

Holiday Celebrations

18

Jewish Education

41

Massage

32-33, 42 51-53 27

Membership 39-40 21 48-49

35-37

Fifty-Five Plus Singles

43

Financial Assistance

8

Fitness 16-26 Boot Camp 27 Group: All Abs 26 Group: LesMills™ 26 Group: Low and Light 26 Group: Mind-Body-Balance 26 Group: SuperSculpt 26 26 Cardio Group: H2O) Flag Football

Golf Tournament (Harry Maziar Classic) 18

Family Resource Center Programs

5, 7

Games (Table: Mah Jongg, etc.)

32-33

Jewish Education

51-53

Mah Jongg and other Table Games

44-45

26

Pickle Ball

44

Massage

Pilates

26

Membership

30

Self Defense

27

Softball (Men’s Fast Pitch)

23

15

Holiday Celebrations

Personal Training

26

31

Gymnastics

49

Road Race (Harris Jacobs Dream Run)

44-45

Golf Tournament (Harry Maziar Classic)

Performances

Pilates (Group: LesMills™)

23

27 5, 7

Performances

49

Personal Training

26

Pickle Ball

44

Games (Table: Mah Jongg, etc.)

8

44-45

Golf Tournament (Harry Maziar Classic)

31

Gymnastics

15

Holiday Celebrations

32-33

Jewish Education

51-53

Mah Jongg and other Table Games

44-45

Massage

27

Membership

5, 7

Performances

49

Personal Training

26

Pickle Ball

44

Pilates (Group: LesMills™)

26

Road Race (Harris Jacobs Dream Run)

30

Self Defense

27

SilverSneakers® Fitness

27

Speaker Series (Edgewise)

44

Pilates (Group: LesMills™)

26

Special Needs Programming (Blonder)

Pilates

26

Spin-45 (Group: LesMills™)

Road Race (Harris Jacobs Dream Run)

30

47 26

Special Needs Programming (Blonder)

47

Spin-45 (Group: LesMills™)

26

Spinning®

26

Sports Rehab

30

Swim Lessons

17

Tai Chi (1 & 2)

26

Spin-45 (Group: LesMills™)

26

Theater (Company J)

Tennis

21

Spinning®

26

Sports Rehab

30

Theater (Habima Special Needs)

46

Swim Lessons

17

Trips

45

Tai Chi (1 & 2)

26

Volunteering

55

Tennis

21

Theater (Company J)

48-49

Theater (Habima Special Needs)

46

Trips (Special Needs)

47

Volunteering

55

Walking (CHI)

27

WaterFit (Group)

26

Yoga

27

Self Defense

27

Softball (Men’s Fast Pitch)

23

Special Needs Programming (Blonder) 47

Theater (Company J)

48-49

Theater (Habima Special Needs)

46

Trips (Special Needs)

47

Yoga (Group)

26

Volunteering

55

Yoga (Family)

36

Walking (CHI)

27

ZUMBA® (Group)

26

WaterFit (Group)

26

Yoga

27

Yoga (Group)

26

ZUMBA® (Group)

26

Spinning®

26

Sports Rehab

30

Swim Lessons

17

Tai Chi (1 & 2-Group)

26

Tennis

21 48-49

Walking (CHI)

27

WaterFit (Group)

26

Weinstein Center Adult Day Services

46

Yoga

27

Yoga (Group)

26

ZUMBA® (Group)

26

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BOOT CAMP DAY AT ‘BUCKS Men and Women, Age 18+ Sunday, April 7, 8:00–9:00 am Starbucks Coffee Dunwoody Village, 5561 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

QUEEN ESTHER FOR THE DAY (Purim) Women Only, Ages 18+ Total Health Members Only February 17–25 (Winner will be selected on February 25, 2013)

FREE BOOT CAMP DAY IS HERE! We have this event just once a year, so be sure to jump in and get your Boot Camp on. You don’t have to be a current member to enjoy Free Boot Camp Day, anyone can sign up so invite your friends. We will have discounts and giveaways for everyone who participates!

The Book of Esther which is read on Purim features our heroine, Queen Esther. In honor of her efforts to save the Jews from Haman, Jews celebrate her on this day.  So treat your heroine by nominating her to be Queen for the Day. Simply fill out one entry form describing why your Queen should win, then deposit form in the Queen Esther Purim box in Fitness Center. The winner will receive her choice of one free hour of Personal Training, STOTT Pilates® Training, or Massage.

*You must sign up for Free Boot Camp Day. Fill out the form on atlantajcc.org/bootcamp to reserve your space Fee: Boot Camp event is free

Fee: FREE

BOD POD The BOD POD is the safest, most accurate, and most subject–friendly of all methods used to assess body composition.

20th ANNUAL HARRIS JACOBS DREAM RUN 5K ROAD RACE/WALK Sunday, May 5, 2013 7:30 am Half–Mile Agility Fun Run/Walk 8:00 am 5K Road Race and Race Walk Zaban Park We invite you to run or walk the 20th annual Harris Jacobs Dream Run 5K or Half–Mile Agility Run (ages 12 and younger). The annual event honors the memory of a past president of the MJCCA, beloved member of the Atlanta Jewish community, and staunch children’s advocate, Harris Jacobs. Race proceeds support scholarships for MJCCA youth sports and developmental disability sports programs. The first 500 runners will receive a microfiber high–performance t–shirt. Take the Dream Team Challenge: Form a running team of 5 or more friends, family members, or members of your organization and win great prizes. The team with the fastest average time (top five times) wins the challenge! Registration: www.active.com (keyword: dream run) www.atlantajcc.org/HJDR Race day registration begins on–site at 7:00 am

With the BOD POD, you’ll experience none of the risks and discomfort associated with underwater submersion, x–rays, electrical current, and pinching. During testing, you just sit inside the BOD POD for less than three minutes. When your test is complete, you will receive a comprehensive report, complete with graphs, which includes: Non–fat Mass • Body Fat • Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) • Total Energy Expenditure (TEE) • Your Optimal Caloric Intake per Day You can use this information to: • Get a baseline measurement of current body composition • Make informed decisions on diet and exercise programs • Monitor progress of your fitness program Fee: Single Test $44.10 Before and After (two tests) $71.10 Quarterly (four tests) $125.10 Annual Unlimited $224.10

REHABILITATION

Fee: $25 (through April 21) $30 (after April 21/race day) $30 Phantom Runner (event supporter) For more information, contact groupfitness@atlantajcc.org or 678.812.4025.

THE SPORTS REHABILITATION CENTER The Sports Rehabilitation Center is pleased to provide services to meet all your needs in orthopedic and sports physical therapy. We can assist you in the treatment of strains/sprains, neck/back pain, post-operative rehabilitation, headaches, and exercise prescription. To learn more about the clinic, please call 770.395.2643 or visit sportsrehabcenter.com.

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For more information, please contact: MJCCA Harry Maziar Classic  golf@atlantajcc.org  678.812.4144

MJCCA Harry Maziar Classic honoring Arthur Blank Monday, May 20, 2013 8:00 am, Registration, Breakfast, and Putting Contest 10:00 am, Shotgun Start Awards Reception and Auction Following Tournament Hawks Ridge Golf Club 1100 Hawks Club Drive, Ball Ground, GA The Harry Maziar Classic annual golf tournament honors an outstanding member of the MJCCA whose leadership and dedication has helped shape Atlanta’s vibrant Jewish community. Proceeds from the tournament help fund vital MJCCA programs and services that impact the lives of more than 55,000 people every year. The prestigious Hawks Ridge golf course, a private 18-hole course, has been ranked as one of Golf Digest’s top 100 courses. Sponsorships range from $1,000 to $10,000 and include player registration(s) plus other sponsorship benefits*. Chairs: Ron Brill and Howard Halpern *This event sells out quickly, so become a sponsor today to guarantee your spot. Non-sponsor player registration will open in late spring if spots are available.

Programs subject to change. Please visit atlantajcc.org for updates.

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Holiday Celebrations To register for MJCCA events and classes, please visit: atlantajcc.org For more information, please contact: Holiday Celebrations  familyprograms@atlantajcc.org  678.812.4161

Sugar & SPICE: Havdalah Pajama Party Families Saturday, January 12, 6:30–8:00 pm Ali’s Cookies, 4511 Olde Perimeter Way, Dunwoody Parents and kids are invited to come dressed in their PJ’s for a Shabbat good–bye party. Watch the candle shine, smell the spices, and enjoy children’s songs with Rabbi Glusman and a bedtime story with Miss Shaindle. For a sweet treat, receive a 20% discount on your purchase of cookies (milk is on the house).

PurimPALOOZA Families Sunday, February 24, 10:00 am–12:00 pm Join us for an amazing Purim parade and celebration. Parade on Main Street begins at 10:00 am followed by activities and crafts. Purim songs and a magic show will take place in the Morris and Rae Frank Theatre at 11:00 am. Fee: Free and Open to the Community

Fee: Free and Open to the Community

Passover Pottery WITH PURPLE HIPPO ART STUDIO

Havdalah for the Sole

Families Sunday, March 3, 4:00 pm Purple Hippo Art Studio, Dunwoody Instructor: Sharon Clark

Adults Saturday, February 9, 7:00–8:30 pm Treat Your Feet, 5938 Buford Highway, Atlanta Join the MJCCA and the Total Health Fitness Department for an evening of foot massages, fun, and friends. The one hour luxurious foot massage will focus on specific reflex points which naturally improve circulation and reduce tension. The program will begin with a short Havdalah ceremony. Space is limited. Fee: $35/person including tip. Open to the Community.

Splash Into Shabbat Families Friday, February 8, 5:00–7:00 pm Families are invited to splash, jump, and swim into Shabbat at the MJCCA’s Indoor Pool. Children will meet the swim teachers, learn new skills, and play fun pool games. Parents will have the opportunity to tour the facility and learn about swim classes and private lessons. Rabbi Glusman will lead Shabbat songs and blessings beginning at 5:00 pm. Challah and grape juice will be served. Children of all ages are welcome. Families are invited to bring dairy and/ or vegetarian picnics and eat on Mainstreet.

Make memories and personalize your Passover table with pottery you decorate at the Purple Hippo! Come in and paint pre–made ceramic pieces including seder plates, matzah plates, Elijah or Miriam cups, and small bowls for salt water. No artistic ability required. Sharon will ensure that you create the perfect masterpiece for your family table. Fee: Member $5; Non–Member $10 (materials additional at discounted price)

Havdalah on the Rocks: Rock Climbing and Havdalah Families (Best for Ages 8+) Saturday, March 9, 7:00–9:00 pm Atlanta Rocks, 1019 Collier Rd NW, Atlanta All are invited to say goodbye to Shabbat in a unique way — on the rocks! Participants will enjoy 1.5 hours of rock climbing, a beautiful Havdalah ceremony concluding Shabbat, and refreshments. No rock climbing experience necessary — this is your chance to learn something new! Fee: $25 per person (payable at the door)

Fee: Free and Open to the Community

Let my People Play! Passover Family Fun Families Sunday, March 17, 10:00 am–12:00 pm Families are invited for a morning of Passover songs, crafts, stories, and fun! Crafts will include Passover placemats, Elijah cups, candlesticks, Seder trays, and Afikomen bags. The program will begin with Passover songs and a special Company J performance in the Morris and Rae Frank Theatre. Fee: Free and Open to the Community

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Community Yom HaShoah Commemoration Sunday, April 7, 4:00–5:00 pm The entire community is invited to a Yom HaShoah Commemoration sponsored by the Atlanta Rabbinical Association and the MJCCA. The ceremony will include the lighting of the torches and a special musical presentation featuring Cantor Daniel Gale from Temple Beth–El, Birmingham, AL. The program, held rain or shine, will take place in the beautiful Besser Holocaust Memorial Garden. Fee: Free and Open to the Community

Yom Haatzmaut: Israel Independence Day Celebration Families Tuesday, April 16, 5:00–7:00 pm Zaban Park, Courtyard

Dive Into Shabbat: Pool Party & Picnic Families Friday, May 24, 5:00–7:30 pm Celebrate Shabbat at the pool and splash pad with family and friends at our first “Dive Into Shabbat” of the season. This popular series begins with open swim at 5:00 pm followed by pool side songs and blessings with Rabbi Glusman at 5:30 pm. Bring a picnic, share a vegetarian potluck dinner with friends, or purchase food at the pool directly from Goodfriend’s Mobile Grill. No glass containers please. Bring your friends. Free ice pops for children! Fee: Free and Open to the Community

Celebrate Israel’s birthday with your family and friends outside in the beautiful Courtyard of the MJCCA. The program will feature activities and crafts for children, Israeli dancing, face painting, a choir performance, and sports competitions. Kosher food will be available for purchase from Goodfriend’s Grill. Complimentary dessert will be served. Fee: Free and Open to the Community

Multi-Generational Family Trip to

Israel JUNE 11-24, 2013

Community Lag Ba’Omer Celebration Families Sunday, April 28, 4:00–8:00 pm Join the MJCCA and Congregation Ariel for a Lag Ba’Omer Community Cookout and Celebration. The program will take place outside on the beautiful grounds at Camp Isidore Alterman. Activities will include boating on the lake, archery contest, live music, inflatables, games for kids, and a live performance of the story of Lag Ba’Omer, “Bar Yochai’s Cave.” Food will be available for purchase. Fee: Free and Open to the Community

Family Trip to Israel Hosted by MJCCA and Congregation Beth Shalom June 11–24, 2013 All are invited to join Rabbi Brian Glusman and Rabbi Mark Zimmerman for an Israel adventure of a lifetime. This community–wide trip is perfect for first–timers and those who have been to Israel before. The trip includes 12 days of touring on a super deluxe air conditioned motor coach with one of Israel’s best tour guide educators. Some of the highlights of the trip are a special welcome ceremony, meaningful B’nai Mitzvah ceremony, Yad Vashem, Masada, Dead Sea, Jeep ride through the Golan Heights, and an archeological dig.

SHIMMY into Shabbat Families Friday, May 3, 5:00 pm Families are invited to dance their way into Shabbat along with our outstanding Dance Program. Children will be able to sample a variety of dance classes in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Parents will have the chance to meet instructors and register for upcoming dance classes. Rabbi Glusman will lead Shabbat blessings. Challah and grape juice will be served. Please wear comfortable clothing. Children of all ages are welcome. Fee: Free and Open to the Community

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Family Events To register for MJCCA events and classes, please visit: atlantajcc.org For more information, please contact: Family Events  familyprograms@atlantajcc.org  678.812.4161 Sophie Hirsh Srochi Discovery Center

 shsdc@atlantajcc.org  678.812.3834

The First MJCCA Family Trivia Night All Ages Saturday, February 2, 7:00–9:00 pm Ready to test your trivia prowess? Contestants of all ages are invited to join us to answer questions on music, TV, movies, sports, and more. There will be six (6) people to a team. Dinner, drinks, and dessert will be part of the evening’s festivities.

Sophie Hirsh Srochi Discovery Center The Sophie Hirsh Srochi Discovery Center is perfect for children infant through elementary age to explore their Jewish history and actively engage in discovery and learning. The Srochi Discovery Center is filled with technology resources, games, books, and more! It features a Promethean board, computers and printers, a cozy corner, puppet theater, sensory toys, arts & crafts area, and tiered amphitheater seating perfect for enjoying presentations by storytellers and performers. Come discover!

Fee: $20/table

Daddy–Daughter Dance Adults and Kindergarten–6th graders Sunday, March 3, 5:30–7:30 pm Fathers, come have fun and dance the night away with your little girl. The Daddy–Daughter Dance is for Kindergarten thru 6th grade girls and their “date” (dad, step–dad, grandpa, uncle, older brother, etc.). Dress up in semi–formal attire and join us for prizes, dinner and dancing. You’ll take home a keepsake photograph from your special night together. Fee: Member $40/couple; Non–Member $50/couple

MJCCA Climbing Days All Ages, Members Only March 10, April 14, May 12 Sundays, 1:30–3:30 pm

Family Fun Day Pool Party Families Sunday, May 26, 12:00–2:00 pm Participants will enjoy pool side games, Karaoke performances, a DJ, prizes, and more. Food will be available for purchase at the pool. Participants may bring their own picnics, but no glass containers please. Family Fun Day Sundays will take place throughout the summer.

Looking for a little challenge? Join us on various Sundays to race your family and friends to the top of our NEW Rock Wall. Our 28 foot self–belaying rock wall offers four different routes for individuals weighing 40 pounds or more. No experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes. Weight limit is 250 pounds.

Fee: Free

Fee: Free (Open to Members Only)

The Cardboard Regatta (boat race) is sure to become a family favorite. Members race homemade boats across the MJCCA pool while competing for prizes such as “Best Team Spirit” and “Most Titanic Sinking.” This event gives members a chance to show their creativity and craftsmanship using only cardboard and duct tape. The race will be held in conjunction with our community pool party filled with games, music and fun! Pre–race mandatory meeting 3:00 pm, Sunday, May 5.

MJCCA Family Campout Families with Children Ages 3–13 Saturday, April 20, 4:30 pm through Sunday, April 21, 9:00 am Enjoy overnight camping at the MJCCA with your family and friends. Your family will experience several camp favorites including archery, arts and crafts, boating/canoeing, fishing, rock climbing, and s’mores. A special goodbye to Shabbat Havdalah service will also be enjoyed. Participants will provide their own picnic dinners and camping gear (tent, sleeping bags). The s’mores and a bagel breakfast will be provided by MJCCA. This is not a drop-off program. All children must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.

The Cardboard Regatta Families and Teens Sunday, June 2, 3:00–5:00 pm

Fee: $45/team; Race Viewing and Pool Party: Free and Open to the Community

Fee: Member $40/family; Non–Member $55/family

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Family Resource Center To register for MJCCA events and classes, please visit: atlantajcc.org For more information, please contact: Family Resource Center  frc@atlantajcc.org  678.812.3727

ScreamFree Parenting Parents of Children Ages 3 and up January 17–February 14 Thursdays, 10:00 am–12:00 pm Zaban Park Instructor: Andrea Gooldy, M.S., Parent Educator Whether you are at your wit’s end or just need a little calm in the chaos, we can help you create the family that you’ve always wanted. You will learn how to eliminate power struggles, enjoy your children once again, act with confidence, feel more capable, let the consequences do the screaming, and raise your kids to be responsible, respectful, and caring adults. Fee: Member $125; Non–Member $145

Camp Sunday Parent Classes Parents of Camp Sunday Campers January 13, February 10, March 10 Sundays, 10:15 am–11:45 am Drop your kids, grades Pre-K–2, at Camp Sunday and join us for relevant parenting classes that will enhance your family life. January Theme: Bullying and How to Support your Children • February Theme: Introducing Judaism in the home • March Theme: Mindful Parenting and Being Fully There for your Children Fee: $20 (3 sessions) or $8/session

Essential Parenting: Positive Discipline — The Course Parents with toddlers through 10 years January 18–March 15 Fridays, 10:00 am–12:00 pm Temple Kol Emeth Instructor: Felissa Baruch Covin, M.Ed., Certified Positive Discipline Educator Positive Discipline is an essential parenting philosophy of non–punitive, respectful strategies that incorporate kindness and firmness. Implementing this philosophy can help get to the core of a child’s misbehavior, bring joy into the home, and give parents a sense of accomplishment. Fee: Member $175; Non–Member $200

Potty Training 101: The Good, The Bad, and The Poop Parents with children 18 months and up Sunday, January 13, 1:30 pm–3:30 pm or Monday, March 11, 9:30 am–11:30 am or Monday, April 8, 7:00 pm–9:00 pm Instructor: Roseanne Lesack, PhD, BCBA–D, ABPP

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Learn the method with the MOST researched support for success. Reduce the anxiety of potty training for you and your child. Topics covered include: determining whether your child is ready, defining success, developmentally appropriate expectations, parent readiness, general behavioral strategies, preparing your child for the process, materials needed, teaching potty independence, planning for the potty outside of the home, nighttime and naps, and POTTY TRAINING of course! The workshops are scheduled near vacation times so that you can put the skills learned into practice when you and your child are home together. Fee: Member $60; Non–Member $70

Love and Logic: Helping Parents Have More Fun and Less Stress Parents of Children Birth to 6 Years January 15–February 12 Tuesdays, 10:00 am–12:00 pm Zaban Park Instructor: Andrea Gooldy, M.S., Parent Educator Make parenting both fun and rewarding, rather than stressful and chaotic. This video based course provides practical tools and techniques to help you achieve respectful, healthy relationships with your children. Fee: Member $125; Non–Member $145 Programs subject to change. Please visit atlantajcc.org for updates.

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Family Resource Center To register for MJCCA events and classes, please visit: atlantajcc.org

Grocery Coupon Workshop

Fuzzy Slippers Book Club

Adults Wednesday, January 23, 11:00 am–1:00 pm Instructor: Valerie Hoff, 11Alive Anchor and Money Saving Expert

Book Club Jr. Mothers and 4th Grade Daughters February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, and May 25 Saturdays, 1:30–2:30 pm

Workshop participants will gain a better understanding of how to shop with coupons using strategic couponing and menu planning techniques to achieve savings of 50% or more! Topics discussed will include strategic grocery shopping, avoiding common marketing traps, and realistic couponing. Learn exactly how coupons work, how you can use them to save at least 50% on your groceries, understand your stores’ policies, and keep coupons organized! You will also get practical help with how to plan your menus to maximize savings while providing healthy meals for your family! Come prepared to learn, discuss and connect with others who are excited about saving money!

Book Club Sr. Mothers and 5th Grade Daughters February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, and May 25 Saturdays, 3:30–4:30 pm

Fee: Member $15; Non–Member $20

Family Yoga Families January 29–February 16 Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10:00–11:00 am Instructor: Lynne Eisenstein, Go Grounded Yoga Our family lives are busy with work, school, carpool, play groups, after–school activities, homework, birthday parties, laundry, grocery shopping, and more. Here’s a chance to come together as a family to CENTER yourselves. In this fun, meditative family yoga, you will stretch, play, have fun, and get grounded together. No experience needed–just a desire for some quality family time that will leave you feeling calm and peaceful. Wear comfortable clothes. (We’ve got the mats). You can sign up by the class or for multiple sessions. Fee: Member $30/family (3 sessions) or $10/session; Non–Member $45/family (3 sessions) or $15/session

Each session of the Fuzzy Slippers Book Club will focus on a different book and engage participants in discussions and activities to explore the book’s themes. Mothers and daughters will keep a personal journal to both aid in the understanding and appreciation of the plot and to help them connect to one another. You bring the slippers; we’ll bring the fun! Fee: Member $100; Non–Member $125

Breastfeeding 101 Adults Sunday, February 3, 1:00–4:00 pm Instructor: Shoshanah Blaiss, RN, BSN, CLC This class will provide comprehensive breastfeeding training for pre–parents and parents. You will gain the insight and training to make the best choice for your individual family needs.   Fee: Member $40/couple; Non–Member $55/couple

Essential Parenting: Positive Discipline — The Course Parents with Toddlers through 10 years February 5–March 19 Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 pm Instructor: Felissa Baruch Covin, M.Ed., Certified Positive Discipline Educator Positive Discipline is an essential parenting philosophy of non–punitive, respectful strategies that incorporate kindness and firmness. Implementing this philosophy can help get to the core of a child’s misbehavior, bring joy into the home, and give parents a sense of accomplishment. Fee: Member $175; Non–Member $200

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Darkness to Light Parents, Educators, Family Members Tuesday, February 5, 9:30 am–12:30 pm or Wednesday, February 20, 6:00–9:00 pm Instructor: Kim Cunninghis, GCCA CSA Prevention Coalition Member, Facilitator, Darkness to Light, Stewards of Children Did you know that 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday? Stewards of Children is a prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for organizations that serve youth and for parents and individuals concerned about the safety of children. It is the only nationally distributed, evidence based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors. Fee: Member $20; Non–Member $30

How to Talk to Children about Grief and Loss  Adults Wednesday, February 6, 7:00–9:00 pm Instructor: Nicole Albert, LPC (JF&CS) Children experience grief and loss associated with divorce, moves, school changes and deaths in a multitude of ways. Learn age appropriate ways to approach these topics with children and practical techniques to help them cope with loss.  Fee: Member $20; Non–Member $30

TEAM Manners 3rd and 4th Graders February 6–27 Wednesdays, 4:30–5:30 pm 1st and 2nd Graders March 6–April 3 (no class March 27) Wednesdays, 4:30–5:30 pm Back by popular demand! You can never start teaching your children manners too early, and it’s never too late to reinforce them! In this TEAM Manners class, your child will learn specific interpersonal skills and etiquette in a class with his/her peers. Fee: Member $125; Non–Member $140

HBO’s Weight of the Nation In partnership with the CDC Adults and Children Ages 13+ Sunday, March 10, 1:00–3:30 pm Based on the highly influential HBO Documentary series, The Weight of The Nation, this program will explore and confront America’s obesity epidemic. The documentary examines the scope of the epidemic and explores the serious health consequences including several of the leading causes of death in America –heart disease, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and stroke. Held in conjunction with the CDC, this program will feature clips from the film and then a discussion with a panel comprised of clinicians, surgeons, health care professionals, and obesity survivors. Following this program, join us for a Wellness Fair featuring health screenings, demonstrations, and activities beneficial for the whole family. We will offer an exercise program for children under 13 during the screening portion of the event. Fee: Member $7; Non–Member $10

Co–Parenting with Your Child’s Other Parent Adults Wednesday, April 10, 10:00 am–12:00 pm Instructor: Elisheva Funk, LCSW (JF&CS) The current statistics show that 50% of marriages end in divorce and more than 50,000 children are affected by divorce each year. Children benefit immensely when their parents are able to effectively co–parent following a divorce and/or separation.  Fee: Member $20; Non–Member $30

Red Flags and Early Warning Signs — Should I Pursue Testing? Parents of School Age Children Date and Time: TBD Instructor: Lori A. Wilson, Ph.D. (JF&CS) As parents we often question if we are providing the best educational experience for our child. Dr. Lori Wilson will provide you with some red flags or early warning signs that might indicate a need for further psycho– educational testing.  Fee: Member $20; Non–Member $30

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Teens To register for MJCCA events and classes, please visit: atlantajcc.org For more information, please contact: BBYO Connect  bbyoconnect@atlantajcc.org  678.812.3974 BBYO

 bbyo@atlantajcc.org  678.812.3970 Teen Community Service (TCS)  tcs@atlantajcc.org  678.812.3978 Teen Classes  teenclasses@atlantajcc.org  678.812.3972

BBYO Connect Mini Golf Adventure 6th–8th Graders Sunday, April 28, 4:00–6:00 pm Area 51 Fringe Mini Golf, 5100 Commerce Pkwy., Roswell Join us for mini golf and a pizza dinner. Price includes unlimited mini golf, pizza, and lots of FUN! Fee: $25 by April 17; $35 after April 17

BBYO Connect J–Serve Community Service Projects 6th– 8th Graders Sunday, April 14 and Sunday, April 28 Come participate in a wide variety of community service and advocacy projects all over Atlanta with BBYO Connect and J–Serve. Participants will earn community service hours whilst taking part in hands on projects that will impact their local community. Fee: FREE

Summer Camp Send–off 6–8th Graders Sunday, May 19, 4:00–6:00 pm MJCCA and BBYO memberships not required for BBYO Connect programs.

Celebrate the start of summer with a pool party and rock climbing with BBYO Connect. Price includes pool time games, rock–climbing, and snacks. Fee: $10 before May 10; $15 after May 10

BBYO CONNECT 16th Annual Limo Scavenger Hunt 6th–8th Graders Sunday, January 20, 6:00–10:00 pm Event begins at Zaban Park Join your BBYO Connect friends and race around Atlanta in SUV limos to find the clues. Will YOU win the hunt? Event includes limo hunt, snack, and a prize for the winning team. Volunteer to chaperone and receive a discount off your teen’s program fee. Pre–registration is required and walk-ins will not be accepted.

MJCCA membership not required for BBYO membership or programs.

BBYO

Fee: $35 by January 3; $45 after January 3

BBYO Kallah

Bowling Night Out

9th–12th Graders Friday, January 18, 4:30 pm–Sunday, January 20, 4:00 pm Camp Coleman

6th–8th Graders Saturday, February 23, 7:00–9:00 pm Brunswick Zone, 785 Old Roswell Road, Roswell Come bowl with BBYO Connect! Price includes 3 games of bowling, shoe rental, and unlimited pizza and soft drinks. Arcade games not included, but available. Fee: $25 by February 15; $35 after February 15

Family Night at the Hawks 6th–8th Graders and their Families Saturday, March 9, 6:45–10:00 pm Philips Arena Join us for BBYO Connect family night at the Hawks against the Brooklyn Nets! We will meet at 6:45 pm in front of the CNN escalators and go into the game together. Price includes ticket and snack voucher. Transportation and parking is not included. Pre–registration required by March 4. Fee: $30 by March 1; $35 after March 1

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Kallah is a weekend focused on Judaism, social action, and community service. It is open to all members who are interested in further connecting to Judaism, learning how to be an advocate for Israel, getting involved in their community, and having fun with their BBYO friends. Fee: BBYO Member $262 by 1/4; $289 after 1/4

BBYO Talent Show All Ages Sunday, February 10, 5:00–7:00 pm Zaban Park Join us for the 2nd annual BBYO Talent Show and enjoy a night of singing, dancing, comedy, and more! There will be talented teens, guest judges, and prizes for the top three (3) winners. You don’t need to be a BBYO member to attend or be in the talent show. Fee: BBYO Member and Non–Member $10/online; $12/door

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BBYO 8th Grade Party 8th–12th Graders Sunday, March 10, 4:00–6:00 pm 300 Atlanta, 2175 Savoy Drive, Atlanta All 8th graders are welcome to attend as their first BBYO event. Get to know other Jewish teens in Atlanta and older members of BBYO. Cost includes 2 hours of bowling, snacks, and lots of fun! Fee: BBYO Member and Non–Member $25

BBYO Family Shabbat Dinner 8th–12th Graders and their Families Friday, March 15, 6:30–9:30 pm Zaban Park Atlanta Council BBYO Annual Family Shabbat Dinner welcomes all current BBYO families and all 8th graders! Join us for dinner and a meaningful service while reconnecting and meeting the rest of our BBYO family as we celebrate Shabbat. If your teen is attending Atlanta Council Spring Convention, the Shabbat dinner and service is included in the Convention fee. Fee: BBYO Member and Non–Member $25 per person

BBYO Atlanta Council Spring Convention 9th–12th Graders Friday, March 15, 6:00 pm – Sunday, March 17, 12:00 pm Zaban Park This convention is a weekend filled with 5 and 6 fold programming, sisterhood, brotherhood and more! This is where the annual BBYO life ceremony is held for seniors and the 2013–2014 council board elections will be held. Fee: BBYO Member $175 by March 1; $200 after March 1

BBYO States, Awards Ceremony, and Installations 9th–12th Graders and their Families Sunday, April 21, 12:00–2:30 pm Morris & Rae Frank Theatre, Zaban Park Join us as the Council N’siah and Godol give their State of the Council Address, see which chapters receive awards from the 2012–2013 programming year, and watch as the 2013–2014 council board is installed.

TEEN COMMUNITY SERVICE TCS @ MedShare International 6th–12th Graders and their Families Sunday, January 20, 1:00–4:00 pm Friday, March 8 , 1:00–4:00 pm (Dekalb schools closed) Sunday, April 28, 1:00–4:00 pm (J-Serve, pg. 41) MedShare, 3240 Clifton Springs Road, Decatur MedShare International distributes medical supplies to countries all over the world. Join us to help sort and package supplies to be sent overseas. Families are encouraged to participate. Teens will earn three (3) community service hours. Pre–registration required. Fee: Free and Open to the Community

MLK Day of Service 6th–12th Graders Monday, January 21 Join TCS and Yeshiva Atlanta High School as we partner with Hands on Atlanta to give back to our local communities and schools. Teens will earn four (4) community service hours. Pre-registration is required. Fee: Free and Open to the Community

TCS @ Project Open Hand 6th–12th Graders and their Families Sunday, February 3, 12:00–3:00 pm Sunday, April 28, 12:00–3:00 pm (J-Serve, pg. 41) Project Open Hand, 176 Ottley Drive, Atlanta Project Open Hand prepares and delivers food to Atlanta’s homebound and terminally ill. Join TCS as we prepare and package the deliveries for those in need. Teens will earn three (3) community service hours. Pre– registration required. Fee: Free and Open to the Community

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BBYO Beau/Sweetheart Dance 9th–12th Graders Saturday, April 27, 9:00–11:00 pm Congregation B’nai Torah Join us for Beau/Sweetheart dance where teens will be able to vote on their chapter’s beau or sweetheart while enjoying dancing and fun! You don’t need to be a BBYO member to attend. Fee: BBYO Member and Non–Member $12 by April 21; $15 after April 21

Keeping the Mitzvah in Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah 6th–8th Graders Thursday, February 7, 6:30–7:30 pm With so many things to plan for while preparing for your bar/bat mitzvah, creating a mitzvah project can be hard! Come learn how to discover your passion and together we can develop a meaningful and fun mitzvah project! Pre–registration is required. Fee: Free and Open to the Community CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE >

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Teens To register for MJCCA events and classes, please visit: atlantajcc.org

TCS @ Simple Needs GA 6th–12th Graders Sunday, March 24, 1:00–3:00 pm Simple Needs, 991 Industrial Drive, Marietta

J–Serve Atlanta 2013 J–Serve is the annual community service program where thousands of Jewish teens around the world come together to give back to their communities. J–Serve Atlanta 2013 will take place over the month of April with a closing ceremony event on Sunday, April 28. Fee: Free and Open to the Community

TCS @ Blonder Bowling 6th–12th Graders Monday, February 18, 6:00–7:00 pm Monday, March 18, 6:00–7:00 pm 300 Atlanta, 2175 Savoy Drive, Atlanta Join TCS and the MJCCA Blonder Family Department for Developmental Disabilities for a social bowling night. Have a ball (or several) while making new friends and socializing with individuals with developmental disabilities. Teens will earn one (1) community service hour. Fee includes two games and shoe rental. Participants pay on arrival. Pre–registration is required. Fee: MJCCA Member $10; Non–Member $12

TCS @ The AMIT Sunday School Purim Carnival 6th–12th Graders Sunday, February 24, 9:30–11:45 am The AMIT Office, 6255 Barfield Road, Suite 100, Atlanta Join TCS for a fun morning of Purim celebrations for the children in the AMIT Sunday Day School program. Teens will help facilitate various carnival activities. Teens will earn two (2) community service hours. Pre–registration is required. Fee: Free and Open to the Community

TCS and BBYO @ Atlanta Community Food Bank Hunger Walk/Run 2013

Simple Needs GA helps those experiencing and emerging from homelessness or otherwise in need of furniture and household items. TCS will be putting together duffle bags with toiletries that will be given to men and women at various shelters. Teens will earn two (2) community service hours. Pre–registration required. Fee: Free and Open to the Community

TCS @ Piedmont Park Conservancy 6th–12th Graders and their Families Sunday, April 7, 9:00 am–12:00 pm (J–Serve) Piedmont Park Welcome Plaza Join TCS at Piedmont Park Conservancy as we help beautify the park and learn about conservation efforts. Teens will earn three (3) community service hours. Pre–registration is required. Fee: Free and Open to the Community

TCS @ HomeStretch 6th–12th Graders and their Families Sunday, May 5 9:00 am–12:00 pm HomeStretch, Roswell area The heart of HomeStretch’s mission is helping homeless families get back on their feet and into permanent, sustainable housing. Join TCS as we beautify the grounds of some HomeStretch houses. Teens will earn three (3) community service hours. Pre-registration required. Fee: Free and Open to the Community

TCS @ Morgan Falls Recycling Center 6th–12th Graders Sunday, May 19, 10:00 am–12:00 pm Morgan Falls Recycling Center The mission of Keep North Fulton Beautiful is to educate and activate our community in the beautification and conservation of our environment. Join TCS as we work together to beautify and clean up our city! Teens will earn two (2) community service hours. Pre-registration is required. Fee: Free and Open to the Community

6th–12th Graders March 10, 2:00–5:00 pm Turner Field, 755 Hank Aaron Drive SE, Atlanta The Hunger Walk/Run brings people of diverse faiths, socio–economic status, and varying ages and activity levels together to raise funds and awareness for those struggling with hunger. Join the TCS and BBYO team to help support families and individuals in the Atlanta community who rely on the support from the benefiting partners. Teens will earn three (3) community service hours. Pre-registration required. Fee: Free and Open to the Community

Harvey Rubin Scholarship Award The Harvey Rubin Scholarship Award was founded in 2002 by Philip and Amy Rubin in memory of Philip’s father. Currently in its 11th year, this merit–based scholarship award recognizes the outstanding leadership of a high school senior in the MJCCA and the Atlanta Jewish community. The scholarship award helps a Jewish teen further their education. Providing a unique philanthropic opportunity for the teen to give back, the scholarship award also includes a monetary donation to the program at the MJCCA that helped develop his/her leadership role in the Jewish community. Applications are due Monday, February 18 and are available online.

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TEEN CLASSES Drivers Education Ages 15+ Session 1: January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10 Session 2: February 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17 Session 3: April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12 Sundays, 12:00–6:30 pm Zaban Park This course includes 30 hours of classroom time (including State–required Alcohol and Drug Awareness training) and 6 hours of behind–the–wheel training with a licensed driver training instructor. This program is licensed by the State of Georgia Department of Driver Services. Graduates are eligible for a 10% reduction in insurance premiums and parents are eligible for $150 Georgia Income Tax Credit. Fee: Member or BBYO Member $465; Non–Member $495

Babysitter Training Ages 11–15 Session 1: March 10 and 17 Session 2: April 21 and 28 Sundays, 2:00–6:00 pm Zaban Park Consisting of two 4–hour classes, the Safe Sitter: More Than Just Babysitting training teaches teens the skills that every parent looks for in a baby–sitter. Teens learn the essentials of keeping themselves and the children in their care safe. Nationally recognized and pediatrician developed, this program includes child care techniques, basic first aid, rescue techniques (like choking infant and child rescue), babysitting as a business, and online and cellphone safety. Fee: Member $125; Non–Member $145

Babysitter Training Ages 11–15 January 6, 10:00 am–5:30 pm May 5 & 19, 1:00–5:00 pm Congregation Etz Chaim Consisting of two 4–hour classes, the Safe Sitter: More Than Just Babysitting training teaches teens the skills that every parent looks for in a baby–sitter. Teens learn the essentials of keeping themselves and the children in their care safe. Nationally recognized and pediatrician developed, this program includes child care techniques, basic first aid, rescue techniques (like choking infant and child rescue), babysitting as a business, and online and cellphone safety.

Spring Applerouth SAT Test PreP Ages 16+ February 24*, March 3, 10, 17, 24*, April 14, 21, 28*, May 5, 12, 19 Sundays, 4:00–7:00 pm Mock Tests*: Sundays, 1:00–5:00 pm Prepare for the June 2013 SATs with Applerouth Tutoring Services and get ahead of the game with a thorough review of content and strategies for the exam! The course will include 24 hours of small group instruction, three (3) proctored, fully analyzed mock tests, and cutting–edge educational materials Fee: Member/BBYO Member $499; Non–Member $515

College Bound Series January 30: Creating list & visiting colleges February 6: Test taking strategies February 13: Writing essays & application process February 20: Financial aid & scholarships Wednesdays, 7:00–8:00 pm Zaban Park Making the transition from high school to college can be one of the biggest challenges in a teenager’s life. Selecting and enrolling in a university or college is daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Join us to learn about submitting a strong application, test taking strategies, selecting a university, campus visits, and financial aid. Fee: Member and Non–Member $25/four sessions or $8/per session

Cotillion 5th–6th Graders Tuesdays, February 12–March 5, 7:00–8:30 pm Zaban Park Sundays, March 3–March 24, 4:00–5:30 pm Congregation Etz Chaim This fun–filled class offers the opportunity to learn basic manners, respect, and responsibility. Instructors focus on teaching students the skills they will need to feel more confident in social settings. Several dances including the Swing, Cha Cha, Box Step and Texas Two Step will be introduced. Etiquette topics include introduction skills, first impressions, table manners, telephone/cellphone etiquette, manners at home, dining out, invitations and replies, respect for others, internet/e-mail etiquette, conversation skills, peer pressure, movie manners, and Bar/Bat Mitzvah manners. Fee: Member and Non–Member $135

Fee: Member/Non–Member $125

Winter Applerouth SAT Test PreP Ages 16+ January 13*, 16, 23, 27*, 30, February 6, 13*, 17, 20, 27, March 6 Wednesdays, 6:30–9:30 pm Mock Tests*: Sundays, 1:00–5:00 pm Prepare for the March 2013 SATs with Applerouth Tutoring Services and get ahead of the game with a thorough review of content and strategies for the exam! The course will include 24 hours of small group instruction, three (3) proctored, fully analyzed mock tests, and cutting–edge educational materials. Fee: Member/BBYO Member $499; Non–Member $515

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Young Adults To register for MJCCA events and classes, please visit: atlantajcc.org For more information, please contact: Young Adult Programs  youngadults@atlantajcc.org  678.812.4055

CO–ED DODGEBALL LEAGUE

Purim on Piedmont

Men and Women, Ages 21–35 January 9–March 6 Wednesdays, 8:30–10:00 pm Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 2

Young Adults Saturday, February 23, 10:00 pm Gold Room, 2416 Piedmont Road

Join us for kickball at the MJCCA. It is a great way to see your friends and make new ones! Teams are comprised of 9–11 players with a minimum of four females. Fee: Member $65; Non–Member $75

CO-ED BOWLING LEAGUE Men and Women, Ages 21–35 January 15–February 26 Tuesdays, 7:30–9:30 pm Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 9 New for MJCCA Young Adults! Join us every Tuesday for a fun bowling night. This is a great way to meet new people and enjoy a great sport. Teams will have 3–5 players and a minimum of two (2) females. Fee: Member $65; Non–Member $75

Young adults — both singles and couples — are invited to a Purim party to include Havdalah, Megillah reading, and an evening of dancing and music at one of the newest nightclubs to the Atlanta scene. Open bar with free drinks from 10:00 pm–11:00 pm. Fee: Free and Open to the Community

CO–ED FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE Men and Women, Ages 21–35 March 20–May 15 Wednesdays, 7:00–10:00 pm Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 13 Join us for another fun season of spring flag football! Teams are comprised of 9–11 players with a minimum of four females. Fee: Member $65; Non–Member $75

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Empty Nesters and 55+ Singles To register for MJCCA events and classes, please visit: atlantajcc.org For more information, please contact: Empty Nesters Programs  emptynesters@atlantajcc.org  678.812.4079

High Museum Trip — Fast Forward: Modern Movements Exhibit Sunday, January 6, 3:00–6:00 pm High Museum and Shout Join us for a docent guided tour of Fast Forward: Modern Moments Exhibit. Fast Forward features 100 years of radical artistic development from 1913–2013, reflected by works of art from The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The exhibit, featuring more than 130 works by well–known artists including Matisse, Dali, O’Keefe, and Koons, highlights new ideas and artistic approaches that emerged during six key moments in the 20th century and the dynamic changes that resulted. We’ll end the evening at Shout with drinks and discussions. Advanced registration required by 1/3. Fee: Member $30; Non–Member $40

55+ Singles Happy Hour Sunday, February 17, 5:30–7:30 pm Sip Wine 12635 Crabapple Road, Alpharetta Join us for drinks and an opportunity to mingle with other singles. We will also gather your thoughts on future program ideas for singles. Price includes tapas and one drink ticket. Advanced registration required. Fee: Member $18; Non–Member $24

Coffee House Speaker Series Thursday, March 21, 7:30–9:00 pm Zaban Park Join us for an interesting speaker, sweet treats, coffee, and engaging discussion. Advanced registration required. Fee: Member $10; Non–Member $15

Couples and Cocktails Sunday, February 17, 6:30–8:30 pm Sip Wine 12635 Crabapple Road, Alpharetta Enjoy tapas and wine while socializing with other couples. Get ready for the coming week while enjoying good food and wine. Price includes one glass of wine and tapas. Advanced registration required Fee: Member $40/couple; Non–Member $50/couple

Serenading the Stars Sunday, May 12, 6:00–8:00 pm Join us in the courtyard for a fun evening of singing, eating, and relaxing with friends. We will listen to live music and socialize as the day moves into evening. Bring dairy or vegetarian food to share. Dessert, drinks, and paper goods will be provided. Grab your friends and join us! Advanced registration required. Fee: Member $10; Non–Member $15

55+ Singles Happy Hour Sunday, May 19, 5:30 –7:30 pm Marlow’s Tavern 1317 Dunwoody Village Parkway, Dunwoody Join us for drinks and an opportunity to mingle with other singles. Price includes appetizers and one drink ticket. Advanced registration required. Fee: Member $18; Non–Member $24

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Mature Adults To register for MJCCA events and classes, please visit: atlantajcc.org For more information, please contact: Mature Adult Programs  matureadults@atlantajcc.org  678.812.4079

Cerebration: Men’s Discussion Group January 2–May 29 (no program 3/27, 5/15) Wednesdays, 1:00–3:00 pm You are invited to enhance the richness and depth of the discussion as part of this group. Discuss current events, politics, and moral and ethical issues of our time. Share your opinion on a specific topic. Listen to others with different points of view. Led by volunteer moderators, each moderator is responsible for the week’s discussion questions which will be made available prior to each meeting. Fee: Member Free; Non–Member $5/session

Open Play Games: Mah Jongg, Bridge, Rummikub, and Scrabble January 2–May 39 (no program 3/27, 4/1, 5/15, 5/27) Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00 am–3:00 pm Open plays tables for Mah Jongg, Rummikub, Bridge, and Scrabble are available on Main Street at the MJCCA. This is a great opportunity to connect with your friends while enjoying a little friendly competition. Whether you are a group looking for a new player or a player looking for a group, we can help!

Beginner Bridge Course January 4–February 8 Fridays, 9:30–11:30 am Instructor: Mary Jo Van Winkle This class will cover the fundamentals of bidding and playing bridge. It is ideal for people who have never played or those who have been away from the game and need to brush-up on their skills. Fee: Member $125; Non–Member $135

Advanced Beginner Bridge Course January 4–February 8 Fridays, 12:00–2:00 pm Instructor: Mary Jo Van Winkle Learn competitive bidding and be introduced to “Play of the Hand” techniques. Fee: Member $125; Non–Member $135

Talking Heads’ Co–Ed Discussion Group January 7–May 20 (no program 4/1, 5/27) Mondays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm Are you interested in sharing your opinions and contributing to a rich discussion? Join the MJCCA’s only co–ed group for mature adults and enjoy conversations on a wide range of topics from current events and politics to nostalgia and popular culture. Led by volunteer moderators, the moderator is responsible for the week’s discussion questions which will be made available prior to each meeting. Fee: Member Free; Non–Member $5/session

Fee: Member Free; Non–Member $5/session

The Forum: Men’s Discussion Group Edgewise Speaker Series January 3–May 31 (no program 5/16) Thursdays, 10:30 am–12:00 pm Join us weekly for an enlightening and informative talk from an Atlanta business leader or expert. Each speaker will present on his/her particular area of expertise. Topics range from history, politics, religion and international affairs to health, wellness and current events. Coffee and treats provided by Sunrise Huntcliff Summit.

January 8–May 28 (no program 1/1, 3/26, 4/2) Tuesdays, 1:00–3:00 pm A weekly discussion group for men that focuses on important, relevant issues of the day this group encourages differing opinions, lively banter, and intellectual discussion. Led by volunteer moderators, each moderator is responsible for the week’s discussion questions which will be made available prior to each meeting. Fee: Member Free; Non–Member $5/session

Fee: Member Free; Non–Member $5/session

Intermediate Bridge Course Pickleball January 3–May 30 (no play 1/1, 3/26, 4/2, 5/16) Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 10:30 am–1:00 pm An exciting sport that is a combination of table tennis, tennis, and badminton, pickle ball has been enjoyed for 20+ years by people of all ages. This low–impact mini–tennis game is played by 2 or 4 people on a badminton–sized court using a wooden paddle and a plastic, whiffle–type ball. Our dedicated group of players is always looking for someone new to play with, so if you have never tried this exhilarating sport, we are happy to get you started. Fee: Member Free; Non–Member $5/session

January 9–February 13 Wednesdays, 12:00–2:00 pm Instructor: Mary Jo Van Winkle This class concentrates on defensive bridge play; opening leads vs. no–trump or vs. a suit contract, second–hand play, third–hand play, signal, and more. Fee: Member $125; Non–Member $135

Thinking Bridge Class January 9–February 13 Wednesdays, 9:00–11:30 am Instructor: Mary Jo Van Winkle This class will teach participants negative double, splinter conventions, and transfers to minors. It will also review play of hand techniques. Fee: Member $125; Non–Member $135

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Books For Breakfast Book Club January 22–May 28 10:30 am–12:00 pm Join us on the 4th Tuesday of the month to share your thoughts and opinions on the selected book. You will enjoy a lively discussion and improve your reading diet. January 28: The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes February 26: For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, Nathan Englander March 19: As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner April 23: Disobedience, Jane Hamilton May 28: Gold, Chris Cleave Fee: Member Free; Non–Member $5/session

Film Club January–May Sundays, 4:00–6:00 pm Zaban Park, Morris & Rae Frank Theatre Lights! Camera! Action! Join us for a movie and discussion. We will enjoy light hearted and fun movies and also more serious and dramatic selections. Please visit atlantajcc.org for specific dates and movie selections. Fee: Member Free; Non–Member $5

Mai Tai and Mah Jongg Tournament Sunday, February 24, 11:30 am–4:00 pm 11:30 am Check–In and Lunch/12:45 pm Tournament Grab your tiles, friends, and hula skirts for a tropical Mah Jongg Tournament at the MJCCA. This full day will include a Luau Lunch, hula instruction, mini massages, and of course, some friendly Mah Jongg competition in tropical atmosphere. One out of every six players will win a prize, including one very exciting first place prize. Tournaments will be played round–robin–style. Our event committee will create table groupings to ensure fair play in all skill levels. If you don’t have a regular game, this is your chance to meet new friends and start a new group. Advanced registration required. Fee: Member $18; Non–Member $22

Doubles Pickleball Tournament

There is More to Explore: Behind–the–Scenes Tour of the MJCCA–Zaban Park Friday, March 15, 10:30 am–12:00 pm Do you every wonder what was in the house on MJCCA property that you can see from Tilly Mill? Or what the significance is of all the art on Main Street? Enjoy an exciting tour of our facilities that begins with a ride around our campus on our golf cart trolley. The trolley will make various stops around the property, including The Orkin House, Camp Isidore Alterman, the Gymnastics Pavilion, The Weinstein Center for Adult Day Services, and more. Once we’ve covered the outdoors, you will enjoy a trip down Main Street where a member of our Arts and Culture staff will guide you through our permanent and visiting art installations. The tour will conclude at Goodfriend’s Grill where lunch will be available for purchase. Lunch not included. Advanced registration required. Fee: Member Free; Non–Member $5

AARP Drivers Certification Friday, April 12, 9:00 am–3:00 pm The AARP Driver Safety Program is a six–hour course that teaches the effects of aging on driving and how to compensate. Learn about normal age–related physical changes and how to adjust your driving to allow for these natural changes. You’ll learn safer driving while earning an insurance discount. Please note: Discounts vary depending upon the insurance company. Check with your insurance company prior to registering. Course is open to MJCCA members and SilverSneakers® members only. Fee: AARP Member $12; Non–AARP Member $14

Serenading the Stars Sunday, May 12, 6:00–8:00 pm Join us in our courtyard for a fun evening of singing, eating, and relaxing with friends. Enjoy live music and the good company. Please bring dairy or vegetarian food to share. The MJCCA will provide dessert, drinks, and paper goods. Open to the community. Bring your friends! Advanced registration required. Fee: Member $10; Non–Member $15

Sunday, March 3, 10:00 am–5:00 pm Come in out of the cold and join us for an indoor pickleball tournament perfect for players of all ages and skill levels. In addition to a great day of friendly pickleball competition, all registered players are welcome to take advantage of all the MJCCA facilities for the day.

Overnight & Day Trips Throughout the winter and spring we will embark on some great adventures. Please visit atlantajcc.org or call 678.812.4079 for a full description of all trips. We hope you will join us for the fun!

Players may register as a doubles team, and if you do not have a partner, the event organizers will pair you up with another single. Tournament will consist of three groupings and players are guaranteed a minimum of three games in their grouping. The top eight teams will advance to the quarter finals and a chance to play for the championship. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. Advanced registration required. Fee: Member $15; Non–Member $20

Programs subject to change. Please visit atlantajcc.org for updates.

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Weinstein Center for Adult Day Services To register for MJCCA events and classes, please visit: atlantajcc.org For more information, please contact: Weinstein Center for Adult Day Services  weinsteincenter@atlantajcc.org  678.812.3744

Weinstein Center for Adult Day Services The MJCCA Weinstein Center for Adult Day Services provides quality, supportive services in a safe, loving environment for your older family members with physical limitations and/or memory loss who require special care. Your loved ones are treated as valued members of our family while enjoying planned daily activities designed to stimulate and engage their minds. Regularly scheduled supervised outings in and around the community are also offered. The Weinstein Center has taken the lead in the adult day care field in Georgia by transforming its adult day care program into a “person–centered” model. New programs have been implemented based on the participants’ interests including: Yoga, Tai Chi, Water Aerobics, Crochet Club, Women’s Club, Men’s Club, Scrapbooking, Cooking, Painting, Puzzle Club, Book Club, and Movie Club.

In addition to social, recreational, and educational activities, the MJCCA also provides these other important services. • Nursing Services • Personal Care • Transportation to and from the MJCCA in our accessible vans from various locations in Atlanta • Case Management • Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy • Nourishing and Delicious Meals (special dietary needs are accommodated) • Hair Salon Hours: Monday–Friday, 7:00 am–6:00 pm Fee:

Care Level I $60/day Care Level II $65/day Transportation $16 R/T

Limited financial assistance available.

Blonder Family Dept. for Developmental Disabilities To register for MJCCA events and classes, please visit: atlantajcc.org For more information, please contact: Blonder Family Department for Developmental Disabilities and Jerry’s Habima Theatre  blonder@atlantajcc.org  678.812.4091

Jerry’s Habima Theatre 20th Anniversary Season presents GREASE All Ages March 7-March 17 Morris and Rae Frank Theatre, Zaban Park Performances: March 7, 7:30 pm March 9, 8:30 pm March 10, 3:30 pm March 14, 7:30 pm March 16, 8:30 pm March 17, 3:00 pm Grease will have you dancing and clapping in your seats. Jerry’s Habima Theatre is Georgia’s only theatrical company directed and produced by professionals featuring actors (ages 18 and up) with developmental disabilities. Each year, the cast presents a Broadway musical to sell–out audiences and much acclaim. Consider becoming a Habima Patron and supporting us as we shatter the stereotypes and defy the odds. For information on Patron levels and benefits, please contact Kayce Pearce at 678.812.4147 or kayce.pearce@ atlantajcc.org. Tickets go on sale in February.

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Blonder Family Dept. for Developmental Disabilities To register for MJCCA events and classes, please visit: atlantajcc.org

DEBRA ‘DEBBIE’ SONENSHINE SOAR BOWLING Co–Ed, Ages 15+ Mondays*, January 7–May 28, 6:00–7:30 pm 300 Atlanta, 2175 Savoy Road, Chamblee Have a ball (or several) at the 300 with your friends and family. Fees includes two games and shoe rental. *Except Jewish holidays and major secular holidays. Fee: VSP Member $10; Non–Member $12

Shabbat Dinner at the home of Judy and Jay Kessler Co–Ed, Ages 16+ Friday, January 11, 6:30–8:30 pm Kessler’s Home, 1148 Empire Road NE, Atlanta The Kessler Family welcomes the Blonder Department to their house for Shabbat dinner.

Grease is the Word Co–Ed, All Ages, Families invited Saturday, February 23, 8:00 pm–10:30 pm Join The Blonder Family Department as we watch GREASE on the big SCREEN. Snacks will be provided. Fee: VSP Member and Non–Member $10 Advanced registration required.

Passover Model Seder Co–Ed, Ages 13+ Friday, March 1, 5:30–8:00 pm Congregation Shearith Israel 1180 University Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 Rachael and Jack Rosenberg and Arlene and Harold Koslow invite the members of the Blonder Family Department to the Annual Passover Model Seder. Fee: Free

Advanced registration required.

50’s THEMED Party Movie Tavern Co–Ed, Ages 13+ January 19, February 16, March 23, April 13, May 18 Saturdays, 6:45–9:00 pm Northlake Movie Tavern, 4043 Lavista Road, Tucker Meet for movies and dinner. Fee: VSP Member and Non–Member $27 Advanced registration required.

Co–Ed, Ages 18+ Saturday, April 20, 8:00 pm–10:00 pm Dance the night away to the sounds of the 50’s. Snacks will be served. Fee: VSP Member and Non–Member $10

DEBRA ‘DEBBIE’ SONENSHINE SOAR TENNIS

VSP Café

Co–Ed, Ages 18+ Tuesdays, April 23–May 28, 5:30–6:30 pm

Co–Ed, Ages 18+ Thursdays, 6:00–7:30 pm

Hit the courts and participate in our tennis program led by the MJCCA Tennis pros!

On the last Thursday of the month, Blonder participants gather at an Atlanta area restaurant to socialize and enjoy dinner together.

Fee: VSP Member and Non–Member $48

January 31, Mellow Mushroom, Dunwoody Fee: Suggested $20 February 28, Roaster’s Rotisserie, Lenox Fee: Suggested $25 March 28, Brickery, Sandy Springs Fee: Suggested $25 April 25, California Pizza Kitchen, Dunwoody Fee: Suggested $25

Havdalah Hoe Down Co–Ed, Ages 6+, Families invited Saturday, February 9, 6:30–8:30 pm Camp Isidore Alterman (weather permitting)

Blonder May Day Trip Co–Ed, Ages 18+ Sunday, May 5, 10:00 am–9:00 pm Chattanooga, TN Head up to Chattanooga to visit the aquarium and see an I–Max film. Lunch and dinner included. Fee: VSP Member $118; Non–Member $178

Restaurant Etiquette Co–Ed, Ages 15+ Thursday, May 30, 6:30–8:00 pm Review ordering and eating in a restaurant. Fee: VSP Member and Non–Member $15

Join us for a moving Havdalah service followed by singing, storytelling and s’mores. Fee: VSP Member and Non–Member $3 Advanced registration required.

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Arts and Culture To register for MJCCA events and classes, please visit: atlantajcc.org For more information, please contact: Book Festival of the MJCCA  bookfestival@atlantajcc.org  678.812.4005 Company J  companyj@atlantajcc.org  678.812.4072

Fiddler on the Roof Sing Along Performance Sunday, February 3, 10:00 am This is karaoke on a grand scale, but don’t worry if you’re not sure of all the words. Lyrics will appear on the screen to make sure you don’t miss a note. Tickets: $12 – $30

Company J Youth Performance  companyj@atlantajcc.org  678.812.4072 MJCCA Box Office

 boxoffice@atlantajcc.org  678.812.4002

Seussical Families with Children Ages 3–12 April 28–May 5 Morris and Rae Frank Theatre, Zaban Park

Company J at the MJCCA Company J Performances

Performed by the Company J adult ensemble, this production is geared specifically to younger audiences. This version of Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! You’ll see all your favorite Dr. Seuss friends including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and a little boy with a big  imagination — Jojo. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant in a story that makes you laugh and cry. Performed by adults, running time of 85 minutes.

Seussical Autism–Friendly Performance Sunday, May 5, 11:00 am This performance will be conducted in a friendly, supportive environment for an audience of children and adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other sensitivity issues and their family and friends. Tickets: $10–$17

Fiddler on the Roof January 19–February 3 Morris and Rae Frank Theatre, Zaban Park Whether this is your first time or your fiftieth, Tevye, Golde, and the other colorful characters of Anatevka will stay with you forever. Filled with a powerful and heartwarming score including “Tradition”, “Matchmaker, Matchmaker”, “If I Were A Rich Man”, and “Sunrise, Sunset”, this production is the not– to–miss theater event of the season.

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COMPANY J AUDITIONS Audition Reservations Required: 678.812.4072 • brian.kimmel@atlantajcc.org

Open auditions for Seussical Professional and Amateur Actors Ages 15+ Tuesday, January 22, 6:00–10:00 pm Morris and Rae Frank Theatre, Zaban Park Please be prepared with 16 measures of a song and a 1–minute comedic monologue. Accompanist will be provided. Please bring a current headshot and resume. Rehearsals begin March 21; performances April 25–May 5.

Morris and Rae Frank Theatre All of Company J’s productions are staged in the Morris and Rae Frank Theatre in the MJCCA’s Zaban–Blank building. The 253 seat proscenium–style theater features comfortable, extra–wide seats, state–of–the– art sound and lighting, and an intimate theater experience from every seat in the house.

Performances Company J’s Summer Stock Winter Break Cabaret Adults and Teens Saturday, January 5, 8:00 pm Morris and Rae Frank Theatre, Zaban Park

Open auditions for Legally Blonde Actors Ages 13–19 Sunday, February 17, 1:00–5:00 pm Weinstein Center, Zaban Park Please be prepared with 16 measures of a song and a 1–minute comedic monologue. Please bring a current headshot and resume and arrive dressed to move. Rehearsals begin June 10; performances August 1–11.

Company J YOUTH Performance Series Seussical JR. Performed by Company J Youth Ensemble (Ages 5–13) Rehearsals: Ages 5–7, Mondays, 4:15–5:15 pm (occasional Sundays) Ages 8–13, Mondays, 4:15–6:45 pm (occasional Sundays) Performances: May 5 and 6 Morris and Rae Frank Theatre, Zaban Park Instructor: Brian Kimmel Join Company J and let your creativity take flight in Seussical Jr.! Jump into the magical world of musical theatre by exploring acting, singing and choreography in preparation for the show. By the end of the intensive rehearsal process, you’ll be ready to take center stage and shine as one of the characters in Seussical Jr. Each cast member will receive a rehearsal CD and script for practice at home, a t–shirt, and 2 complimentary tickets to the show. Fee: Ages 5–7 Member $180; Non–Member $220 Ages 8–13 Member $250; Non–Member $290

This fabulous evening will feature the casts of your favorite Company J Summer Stock shows. Current company members and alums perform memorable numbers from this season and seasons past. With so much talent returning to the Morris and Rae Frank Theatre — the best thing to do is get your ticket now and expect the unexpected! All proceeds will benefit the 2013 Summer Stock production of Legally Blonde. Fee: Member $15 / Non–Member $20

Keyboard Conversations® Adults Sunday, April 21, 4:00 pm Morris and Rae Frank Theatre, Zaban Park Jeffrey Siegel returns to the Morris and Rae Frank Theatre with a program entitled LISTEN TO THE DANCE. The popular concert plus commentary includes waltzes, polkas, marches, and tangos found in the music of Chopin, Shostakovich, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Astor Piazzola. Each composition is prefaced by Siegel’s insightful and engaging commentary, and each of the numbers end with a lively question–and–answer session. Fee: Member $20; Non–Member $28; Senior/Student $25

The Atlanta Balalaika Orchestra Families Sunday, June 2, 3:00 pm Morris and Rae Frank Theatre, Zaban Park Balalaikas. Domras. Bayans. Come hear the music of these wonderful traditional instruments from Eastern Europe. The Atlanta Balalaika Orchestra delights audiences of all ages with this program of folk, classical and traditional tunes from old Russian, the scattered gypsy nations and other Eastern European countries. Fee: Member $12, Non–Member $18; Senior/Student $15 CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE > Programs subject to change. Please visit atlantajcc.org for updates.

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Arts and Culture To register for MJCCA events and classes, please visit: atlantajcc.org

Book Clubs

Exhibits

MJCCA Literary Book Club Adults Second Monday of Each Month, 7:00 pm Throughout the year, the MJCCA’s Book Club, facilitated by former Atlanta Journal–Constitution book reviewer Greg Changnon, meets the second Monday of each month to analyze and discuss a recent, critically– acclaimed piece of literature. January 14: February 11: March 11: TBD:

Beautiful Ruins, Jess Walter Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn Please Look After Mom, Kyung–Sook Shin April 18, May 13, June 10

Fee: Member $60; Non–Member $75

Books For Breakfast Book Club Mature Adults January 22–May 28 Fourth Tuesday of Each Month, 10:30 am–12:00 pm

Besser Holocaust Memorial Garden This memorial was inspired by the generosity of longtime Atlanta resident and Holocaust survivor Abe Besser, in memory of his family and the other six million Jews that were murdered in the Holocaust. The Besser Holocaust Memorial Garden was built at the MJCCA Zaban Park to serve as a beacon of memory and hope. Comprised of nine sculptures by renowned sculptor Dee Clements, in addition to an eternal flame (or “ner tamid”); the sculptures depict different aspects of Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust. The Besser Holocaust Memorial, though a reminder of atrocities, stands in the middle of vibrant Jewish living. It is a testament to Jewish faith, fortitude, and hope.

Join us on the fourth Tuesday of the month to share your thoughts and opinions on the selected book. You will enjoy a lively discussion and improve your reading diet. See page 45 for more details.

Fuzzy Slippers Book Club Book Club Jr. Mothers and 4th Grade Daughters February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, and May 25 Saturdays, 1:30–2:30 pm Book Club Sr. Mothers and 5th Grade Daughters February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, and May 25 Saturdays, 3:30–4:30 pm Each session of the Fuzzy Slippers Book Club will focus on a different book and engage participants in discussions and activities to explore the book’s themes. Mothers and daughters will keep a personal journal to both aid in the understanding and appreciation of the plot and to help them connect to one another. See page 36 for more details.

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Katz Family MainStreet GALLERY The Katz Family Mainstreet Gallery is a versatile exhibition space dedicated to the presentation and interpretation of a wide variety of images and ideas. Exhibitions range from solo artist shows to documentary style exhibits and touring shows from a nationwide network of museum and gallery partners. Located along the main corridor of the MJCCA’s ZabanBlank building, the Katz Family Mainstreet Gallery welcomes hundreds of visitors each week. As you walk down Mainstreet on your next visit to the MJCCA, take a moment to enjoy the Gallery exhibits.

New York Times Bestselling Author Bruce Feiler, The Secrets of Happy Families Adults Thursday, February 28, 7:30 pm Bruce Feiler is a columnist on contemporary families for the New York Times and is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Walking the Bible, Abraham, America’s Prophet and The Council of Dads. In his latest book, The Secrets of Happy Families, he combines cutting–edge science with novel techniques that leading figures in business, sports, technology, and the military use with their own families. The result is a much–needed playbook for contemporary families, with over 200 bold, new ideas. Smart, funny, and fresh; this book will forever change how your family lives every day. Fee: Member $10; Non–Member $15 50

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Lisa F. Brill Institute for Jewish Learning To register for MJCCA events and classes, please visit: atlantajcc.org For more information, please contact: Lisa F. Brill Institute for Jewish Learning  brill.institute@atlantajcc.org  678.812.3723

Lunch ‘N Learn Adults Select Thursdays, 12:00–1:00 pm Join local Rabbis for a lively class and discussion. The MJCCA Lunch ‘N Learn series features various Atlanta Rabbis who share unique perspectives on topics of their choice. Kosher lunch is available for purchase at Goodfriend’s Grill. January 10 February 7 March 7 April 4 May 2

Rabbi Harvey Winokur Rabbi Neil Sandler Rabbi Michael Bernstein Rabbi Adam Starr Rabbi Hayyim Kassorla

Fee: Free and Open to the Community

An Introduction to Judaism: Derech Torah Adults January 10–May 2 Thursdays, 7:00–8:30 pm Zaban Park Instructor: Rabbi Brian Glusman This course is designed for those who want to explore the essence of what Jewish living is all about. It engages participants in a conversation that centers around the essential question: WHY? Presenting you with a pluralistic approach to learning, the class discussions and materials are provocative, challenging and stimulating. For those considering conversion to Judaism, the Atlanta Rabbinic Association has endorsed this class. Fee: Member/Non–Member $270 (includes materials)

Florence Melton Adult School: Shiv’im Panim — Bereshit 2: The First Jewish Family Adults January 15–April 9 Tuesdays, 8:00–9:30 am Greenfield Hebrew Academy, 5200 Northland Drive, Atlanta Instructor: Rabbi Adam Starr This course follows the development of the first Jewish family, from “The Birth of Two Nations” and “Stolen Blessings” to “Reunion in Egypt” and “Blessing the Grandchildren.” These stories of sibling rivalry, wrestling with an angel, palace seduction, rape, and reconciliation provide some of the most dramatic and iconic images that reverberate across the millennia.

Florence Melton Adult School: Ethics of Jewish Living Adults January 16–May 29 Wednesdays, 8:00–9:30 am Greenfield Hebrew Academy 5200 Northland Drive, Atlanta Instructor: Rabbi Robert Kirzner How do Jewish teachings shed light on contemporary issues such as the environment, end–of–life decisions, and stem cell research? Explore the wisdom of ancient and modern rabbis, scholars, and thinkers, who offer multiple Jewish approaches to conducting our lives in the communal and private spheres. Fee: Member/Non–Member $250 (includes Student Reader)

Highlights of Melton “Ethics” and “Purposes” Adults January 28–April 15 Mondays, 10:00–11:30 am The Temple, 1589 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta Instructor: Dr. Shelley Buxbaum We will take another look at the BIG issues facing us as Jews: God, humankind, sustainability, Torah, decisions we make at pivotal times in our lives. We will begin with a second look at Melton curriculum materials and then delve even deeper with other timely materials. Fee: Member/Non–Member $185 (includes materials)

Crash Course in Hebrew Reading Adults February 3–March 3 Sundays, 9:00 am Instructor: Dr. Shelley Buxbaum Would you like to feel comfortable and able to participate in a prayer service, but feel inhibited because you can’t read Hebrew? This course is for you! An intensive crash course to help you learn letters and vowels, by the end of the course you will be able to read Hebrew. Fee: Member/Non–Member $50 (includes materials) CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE >

Fee: Member/ Non–Member $200 (includes materials)

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Florence Melton Adult School, Year 2: Dramas of Jewish Living Adults February 4–May 20 Mondays, 7:15 pm–8:45 pm Temple Beth Tikvah, 9955 Coleman Road, Roswell Instructor: Rabbi Louis Feldstein What are the lessons of Jewish history from the earliest wanderings of Abraham to today’s turmoil in Israel? How do the turning points in Jewish history influence our lives today? This course investigates how the Jewish past gives meaning to the Jewish present. Fee: Member/Non–Member $300 (includes Student Readers)

Orchard and Delancy Streets: The Crossroads of the Lower East Side Adults February 5–May 21 Tuesdays, 9:30 am–10:30 am Zaban Park Instructor: Dr. Shelley Buxbaum Based on Irving Howe’s “World of Our Fathers”, this course will trace the steps of many of our ancestors who made the arduous journey from Eastern Europe to the Lower East Side of New York City from the 1880s through the turn of the 20th century. We will examine a variety of sources to discover how they adapted to their surroundings while struggling to maintain their own culture and religion. Fee: Member $185; Non–Member $250 (includes materials)

God and the Brain: Mind, Body and Soul Adults February 5–May 21 Tuesdays, 10:45–11:45 am Instructor: Dr. Steven Chervin How does God change your brain? What can neuroscience tell us about the relationships between belief, morality, community, and our relationship with God? Does spirituality have a specific place in the brain? We will learn about the latest research in the new science of neurotheology, which explores the connections between our minds, our bodies, and our souls. Join us for this tour of your religious brain. Fee: Member $185; Non–Member $250 (includes materials)

Forgotten History: Discovering Jewish Treasures from the Past Adults Tuesdays, February 5–May 21, 10:45–11:45 am or Wednesdays, February 6–May 22, 10:45–11:45 am Instructor: Dr. Shelley Buxbaum

Wednesday Morning at the Movies Adults February 6–May 22 Wednesdays, 9:30–10:30 am Zaban Park Instructor: Debra Schaffer Seeman Join us for a weekly film screening and lively discussion about the modern American Jewish community. Each week, we will engage a new topic and think critically about its implications for the future of the American Jewish community. Fee: Member $185; Non–Member $250 (includes materials)

The Future of the Jews Adults February 6–May 22 Wednesdays, 9:30–10:45 am Instructor: Dr. Steven Chervin Powerful global forces are now at work that have critical implications for the Jewish people, Israel, and the United States’ role as a world leader and Israel’s best (only?) friend. These unprecedented simultaneous changes include: a shift of power and influence from the U.S. and Europe to the emerging powers in Asia and Latin America; globalization and the information age; conflict within the Muslim world; new types of security challenges; and the rise of a new anti-Semitism and antiZionism. We will use Stuart Eizenstat’s just published book, The Future of the Jews, as the basic text for our analysis and discussion. Fee: Member $185; Non–Member $250 (includes materials)

Peek into the lives of Jews living in the Middle Ages. A virtual treasure trove of personal letters, wills, marriage contracts, fashion–conscious trousseau lists, prescriptions, petitions, and much more were uncovered in a dusty room called the Cairo Geniza. Learn about these treasures and the lives of individual Jews over a span of 900 years when they lived along the banks of the Mediterranean. Fee: Member $185; Non–Member $250 (includes materials) 52

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The Power of Conversation: Jewish Women and Their Salons

Florence Melton Adult School,Year 1: Rhythms of Jewish Living

Adults February 6–May 22 Wednesdays, 9:30–10:30 am Instructor: Dr. Shelley Buxbaum

Adults March 17–June 30 Sundays, 10:00–11:30 am Instructor: TBD

A woman’s home has long been recognized as her sphere of power and influence. From their first appearance in Berlin in the late 1780s to their continuing presence in major US cities today, Jewish women’s salons served as welcoming havens where a diverse group of people could openly learn and exchange ideas about art, music, literature, politics, and religion. Meet 13 fascinating Jewish women whose tastes and philosophies influenced the leading art and political figures of their times.

What’s the point of living Jewishly? What ideas, beliefs, and practices are involved? This course examines a wide variety of Jewish sources to discover the deeper meanings underlying Jewish holidays, life–cycle observances, and practices.

Fee: Member $185; Non–Member $250 (includes materials)

Poetic License Adults February 6–May 22 Wednesdays, 10:45–11:45 am Instructor: Rabbi Michael Bernstein This course offers a fresh and fascinating examination of Israeli society. Through the pens of its leading writers, participants encounter an Israeli society that is original, contemporary, honest and proud. Reflections of the mythic Israel are matched by poetry and prose that is challenging and self–critical, and both offer profound insight into the Israeli national psyche.

Fee: Member/Non–Member $300

The Book of Psalms Adults April 22–July 1 Mondays, 10:00–11:30 am The Temple, 1589 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta Instructor: Dr. Shelley Buxbaum The Book of Psalms has been a source of both solace and joy for countless readers over the millennia. The musicality of its powerful rhythms moves all readers in a manner in which no other biblical text manages to achieve. Today, as throughout the past, this book provides us with a means to express our innermost thoughts and feelings. This course will provide us an opportunity to explore a path to spiritual restoration and rejuvenation. Fee: Member/Non–Member $185 (includes materials)

Fee: Member $185; Non–Member $250 (includes materials)

Jesus for Jews: A Jewish Understanding Of the New Testament Adults February 6–May 22 Wednesdays, 10:45–11:45 am Instructor: Dr. Steven Chervin Have you read the New Testament? Why not?! Are you afraid that it’s anti–Semitic? Studying these texts can actually help Jews to appreciate their own identity more deeply. Most Jews and Christians would be surprised to learn just how thoroughly Jewish Jesus was, and how his Jewishness permeates the New Testament. We will learn about the intertwined histories of Judaism and Christianity, how the two religions came to a parting of the ways, why the Jews rejected Jesus, and how we can use our knowledge to strengthen interfaith relations. This class is for Jews and Christians! Fee: Member $185; Non–Member $250 (includes materials)

Programs subject to change. Please visit atlantajcc.org for updates.

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MJCCA Leadership Governance Board

Advisory Board

Amy Rubin

Ron Brill, Co–Chair

Steven Cadranel, President

Adrian Sasine

Howard Hyman, Co–Chair

Jeanine Belsky

Andy Shulman

Eliot Arnovitz

Richard Berlin

Gayle Siegel

Joel Arogeti

Mindy Binderman

Stacey Tovin

Steven Cadranel

Leah Blum

Garrett Van de Grift

Laura Dinerman

Jeffrey Brickman

Todd Warshaw

Sherie B. Gumer

Michael Dinerman

Bruce Weinstein

Jack Halpern

Michael Drucker

Kenneth Winkler

Sidney Kirschner

Marc Effron

Douglas Kuniansky

Ina L. Enoch

Honorary President

David Levy

Lynn Epstein

Erwin Zaban, z’l

Harry Maziar

Ed Feldstein

Rick Slagle

Jodi Ginsberg

Senior Management

Ronnie Goldman

Cabinet Steven Cadranel, President Douglas Kuniansky, First Vice President Lynn Epstein, Vice President Paul Nozick, Vice President Amy Rubin, Vice President Garrett Van de Grift, Immediate Past President Kenneth Winkler, Vice President

Gail Luxenberg, Chief Executive Officer

Andy Grant Sherie B. Gumer

Jim Mittenthal, Chief Program Officer Residential Camping

Arthur Katz Douglas Kuniansky

Jared Powers, Chief Program Officer

Lee Katz Diane Levy

Janel Margaretta Schwartz, Chief Development Officer

Margo Marks

Marsha G. Strazynski, Chief Marketing Officer

Paul Nozick Elana Perry

Janice Wolf, Chief Financial Officer

Josh Rosenberg

MJCCA Volunteers Lending a hand at the MJCCA is a great way to give back to the community and make a difference. Volunteer positions range widely. If you would like to become one of the MJCCA’s highly valued and esteemed volunteers, WE can certainly use YOU to complement the staff and other volunteers who are critical to keeping every aspect of the MJCCA operating smoothly. To find out more or speak to someone about volunteer opportunities, please call 678.812.3799 or go to atlantajcc.org.

In alphabetical order, this list just scratches the surface of the many ways we can use your valuable skills: • Adult Day Services • Weinstein Center Activity Assistant • Weinstein Center Newsletter Editor • Arts and Culture • House Manager for Morris and Rae Frank Theatre • Usher for Morris and Rae Frank Theatre • Developmental Disabilities • Inclusion Program • Jerry’s Habima Theatre • Member Services Greeter • Fitness Center Greeter • General Greeter/Host/Hostess • Preschool • Floaters for Sunshine School, Weinstein School and Kid Zone • Sports • Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, and Triathlon Coaches and Commissioners

Programs subject to change. Please visit atlantajcc.org for updates.

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