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HAPPY CHANUKAH! life at the J CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR THE NEW ORLEANS JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS

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JOIN US FOR THE COMMUNITY CHANUKAH CELEBRATION AND A PERFORMANCE BY SIX13!


Welcome to the J!

NEW ORLEANS JCC – UPTOWN 5342 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA 70115 Ph: 504.897.0143 Fax: 504.897.1380

GOLDRING-WOLDENBERG JCC METAIRIE 3747 W. Esplanade Avenue Metairie, LA 70002 Ph: 504.887.5158 Fax: 504.780.5639

JCC HURRICANE/EMERGENCY HOTLINE

WELCOME, ELI!

adrienne@nojcc.org MARCIANN MARKS

PRESIDENT

ASSISTANT EARLY CHILDHOOD DIRECTOR

RICHARD I. BUCHSBAUM

VICE PRESIDENT

AIMEE K. BAIN TREASURER

JONATHAN FRIEDMAN SECRETARY

JANE STEINER EX-OFFICIO

JCC EXECUTIVE STAFF LESLIE FISCHMAN

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

leslie@nojcc.org WENDY GOLDBERG, MSW ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

wendy@nojcc.org BRIAN SOILEAU

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

brian@nojcc.org

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24 CLOSE AT 5:00 PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25 OPEN 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31 CLOSE AT 5:00 PM SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 2017 ALL FACILITIES CLOSED NOTICE

The New Orleans Jewish Community Center requires all non-members, including guests of members, to sign in and to present a photo ID when entering the buildings. We are enacting this policy in accordance with recommendations from our insurance company and to ensure the overall safety of everyone at both JCC facilities. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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allison@nojcc.org

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

JCC OFFICERS

LEE SUCHERMAN

SCHEDULE CHANGES

ALZHEIMER’S CARE AND ENRICHMENT PROGRAM DIRECTOR

ADRIENNE SHULMAN, M.ED.

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Early Childhood Camp Director/ Enrichment Class Coordinator

rachel@nojcc.org ALLISON FREEMAN, LCSW

504.648.2467

PETER E. SPERLING

Eli Woods

ADULT

RACHEL RUTH, MSW ADULT PROGRAM DIRECTOR

ACCOUNTING JILL INCAPRERA

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

jill@nojcc.org CORINNE HEBERT

ACCOUNT MANAGER

EARLY CHILDHOOD DIRECTOR

marciann@nojcc.org ELI WOODS

EARLY CHILDHOOD CAMP DIRECTOR/ ENRICHMENT CLASS COORDINATOR

eli@nojcc.org

JEWISH ENRICHMENT JUDY YAILLEN

DIRECTOR OF JEWISH FAMILY LIFE

judy@nojcc.org

SPORTS/WELLNESS J. MORGAN

GENERAL MANAGER OF SPORTS AND WELLNESS

jmorgan@nojcc.org KATIE TILLERY

WELLNESS DIRECTOR, UPTOWN

katie@nojcc.org DENISE THORNTON

WELLNESS DIRECTOR, METAIRIE

denise@nojcc.org NEAL ALSOP

SPORTS DIRECTOR, UPTOWN

neal@nojcc.org PJ JONES

SPORTS DIRECTOR, METAIRIE

pj@nojcc.org

corinne@nojcc.org

KATHLEEN KEHOE KENNAIR

ADMINISTRATION

kathleen@nojcc.org TONY PEMBO

LEIGH S. GOODMAN

DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATIONS

leigh@nojcc.org CAROLYN SCHAEFER

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR, UPTOWN

carolyn@nojcc.org STEPHANIE KRELL

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR, METAIRIE

stephanie@nojcc.org ASHLEY KIRSCHMAN

AQUATICS DIRECTOR

FITNESS CENTER OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, UPTOWN

tony@nojcc.org SHELIA JAMES

FITNESS CENTER OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, METAIRIE

shelia@nojcc.org

YOUTH

CAROLYN SHILLINGLAW

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH AND CAMPING

MARKETING DIRECTOR

CHILDREN’S/ASSISTANT CAMP DIRECTOR, METAIRIE

ashley@nojcc.org JJ JENSEN KORNMAN jj@nojcc.org

campcarolyn@nojcc.org TERRANCE PERKINS terrance@nojcc.org GARRETT MOORE

TEEN/BBYO DIRECTOR

garrett@nojcc.org


coming events RABIN: IN HIS OWN WORDS

Hebrew/English subtitles 1h 50 min Twenty years after the assassination that plunged Israel and the peace process into turmoil, Rabin: In His Own Words is a moving firsthand account of the late prime minister and statesmen’s dramatic life story. Through a combination of rare recordings and documents, Yitzhak Rabin himself narrates his biography, from his childhood in Tel Aviv as the son of a labor leader before the founding of the State of Israel, to farm worker, then through his IDF military service and his later diplomatic and political career. Winner of Best Documentary Film at the Haifa International Film Festival, Rabin: In His Own Words is an important historical document which reveals the complexity and contradictions of a legendary leader, while rekindling the debate about opportunities lost and taken for peace. This event is presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest United States. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14 7:00 PM | UPTOWN JCC FREE AND OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY

CHANUKAH CONCERT

Celebrate Chanukah with a performance by a cappella group Six13 at the JCC’s 11th annual Community Chanukah Celebration. Six13 is a young, six-man vocal band that brings an unprecedented style of Jewish music to the stage, with songs ranging from hip-hop dance tracks to rock anthems. The members of the New York City based group sound like a full instrumental band – while using nothing but their voices. All ages will enjoy their fun, high energy performance! Thanks to the Cathy and Morris Bart Jewish Cultural Arts Series, the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Greater New Orleans, and the Feil Family Foundation for sponsoring this event. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18 12:00 PM HOTDOGS & LATKES 1:00 PM CONCERT UPTOWN JCC FREE AND OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY

BOOKLOVER’S LUNCHEON

Enjoy a catered luncheon and talk by Victoria Kelly, who will present her debut novel, Mrs. Houdini. In it, she tells the story of a vow Harry Houdini made to his beloved wife Bess before he died. He promised he would find a way to speak to her beyond the grave, using a coded message known only to the two of them. When she begins seeing this code in seemingly impossible places, it becomes evident that he has an urgent message to convey. This is a thrilling tale that goes to the heart of one of history’s greatest love stories from the dawn of the 20th century into the roaring ‘20s. THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 12:00 PM | UPTOWN JCC $8 MEMBERS / $10 NON-MEMBERS

NURSERY SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

Come see what makes the JCC Nursery School and Pre-K so special at an Open House for prospective parents. RSVP at www.nojcc.org or call 897-0143. TUESDAY, JANUARY 10 9:30 - 11:00 AM UPTOWN JCC

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THE CATHY AND MORRIS BART JEWISH CULTURAL ARTS SERIES The Cathy and Morris Bart Jewish Cultural Arts Series includes a variety of author talks, movies, and musical performances. Visit nojcc.org for complete details about each event.

FILMS

Rabin: In His Own Words

Wednesday, December 14 7:00 PM

AUTHORS Victoria Kelly

Thursday, January 12 12:00 PM

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MUSIC

Wednesday, February 8 7:00 PM

Community Chanukah Celebration featuring a performance by Six13 a cappella group Sunday, December 18 12:00 PM Hotdogs & latkes 1:00 PM Concert

In Search of Israeli Cuisine

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Monday, May 1 7:00 PM


adult classes

LINE DANCING

Feel the beat, move your feet, and add your own style as you line dance. No experience necessary. Your instructor will lead you through choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps. Foot stumping, hand clapping fun! MEETS FOURTH FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH 10:00 - 11:00 AM NO CHARGE / MEMBERS ONLY GOLDRING-WOLDENBERG JCC – METAIRIE

ASK US ABOUT PRIVATE DANCE LESSONS

Learn Ballroom, Swing or Latin Dance on your own schedule and at your own pace. Dancer, singer and actor Armando Leduc offers private dance lessons for individuals and couples. Price is $360 for six, one-hour sessions. Register at the Uptown Fitness Desk. Contact Katie Tillery at 897-0143 or katie@nojcc.org for additional details.

DOG OBEDIENCE

NEW TIME

Teach your best friend how to become a delightful companion for you and your family with positive and humane training methods. With over 30 years of experience, trainer Ann Becnel specializes in ‘sit’ and ‘down’ commands, coming when called, reactions to other dogs and people, and other dog obedience skills. Visit www.abcompaniondogs.com or email Ann Becnel Companion Dogs, LLC at abcompaniondogs@gmail.com for details and to register. THURSDAYS, 7:00 - 8:00 PM AGES: 18 AND UP INSTRUCTOR: ANN BECNEL GOLDRING-WOLDENBERG JCC – METAIRIE

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Volunteers are needed for the Alzheimer’s Care and Enrichment (ACE) Program. The group meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Experience is not necessary. However, a commitment of two sessions per month is requested. Please contact Allison Freeman at 897-0143, or allison@nojcc.org, for information and to volunteer.

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adult programs

GAMES DAY

Bring your lunch and join your friends for games of mah jongg, bridge and Rummikub. TUESDAYS, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM NO CHARGE MEMBERS & NON-MEMBERS NEW ORLEANS JCC – UPTOWN

MAH JONGG IN METAIRIE

Bring your mah jongg game to the Metairie J, or come on your own and join an open game. Snacks and coffee provided. For more information or to sign up your group, contact Stephanie Krell at 887-5158 or email stephanie@nojcc.org. TUESDAYS, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM $2 MEMBERS & NON-MEMBERS GOLDRING-WOLDENBERG JCC – METAIRIE

JCC BOOK CLUB

Typically meeting the third Tuesday of each month at 1:30 PM, the JCC Book Club offers engaging and insightful discussions in a laid back environment. All are welcome. JCC Book Club is free and open to the community. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Judy Yaillen at 897-0143 or judy@nojcc.org. December 20 January 17 February 21 March 21 May 16

Casting Lots by Susan Silverman Reviewer: Rabbi Deborah Silver, Congregation Shir Chadash Mrs. Houdini by Victoria Kelly Reviewer: Judy Yaillen, New Orleans JCC Harpo Speaks by Harpo Marx with Rowland Barber Reviewer: Rabbi Emeritus Ed Cohn, Congregation Temple Sinai The Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector Reviewer: Rebecca Marks, Associate Professor of English, Tulane University Among the Living by Jonathan Rabb Reviewer: Debbie Pesses

SOUTHERN RIMS EXERCISE

Either exercise from a chair or standing, according to your comfort level. This class is designed for seniors at all levels and abilities. It involves stretching, strength training and cardio. MONDAYS, TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 10:30 - 11:30 AM INSTRUCTORS: KELLY BOND & MONICA CHARLTON NO CHARGE MEMBERS / $2 NON-MEMBERS NEW ORLEANS JCC – UPTOWN

LUNCH & LEARN WITH THE RABBI

Join us for our monthly lunch and learn as we discuss interesting topics with a local Jewish clergy member. This month, it’s Rabbi Gabe Greenberg, from Beth Israel. You never know where the conversation might lead! Rabbi Greenberg A light lunch will be served. RSVP ASAP to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 or rachel@nojcc.org. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 12:00 - 1:30 PM $3 MEMBERS / $5 NON-MEMBERS NEW ORLEANS JCC – UPTOWN

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OGDEN MUSEUM AND LUNCH

Enjoy a delicious lunch with your friends at Warehouse Grille, and then follow us to the Ogden Museum where we will have a docent led tour of the latest exhibits. Lunch is on you. Museum entrance is free on Thursdays for Louisiana residents, thanks to the Helis Foundation. Please bring cash for lunch, if possible, to help with a speedier check-out process. RSVP by Monday, December 5, to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 or rachel@nojcc.org.

the museum for a guided tour where we will learn about the history of the Isleños population that settled here from the Canary Islands. There is no charge for the bus, thanks to a generous donation from Morris Bart. Museum admission is $5 and lunch is on you. Cash is preferred to ensure a speedy checkout at lunch, and is necessary for the group for museum admission. RSVP by Monday, December 12, to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 or rachel@nojcc.org.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8 12:00 - 2:30 PM NO CHARGE MEMBERS & NON-MEMBERS NEW ORLEANS JCC - UPTOWN

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM ADMISSION $5 MEMBERS & NON-MEMBERS NEW ORLEANS JCC – UPTOWN

MORRIS BART SR., LECTURE SERIES AT THE J: ARCHAEOLOGY OF LOUISIANA INDIANS

MOVIE DAY: THE LUNCH BOX

Native Americans in Louisiana lived in dynamic environments shaped by water, including the water flowing through the Mississippi River and other streams. Native Americans have lived in Louisiana for thousands of years, they adapted to diverse environments, and they shaped the landscapes in which they lived by constructing monuments made out of earth. In this talk, Chris Rodning, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Tulane University, will explore some of the remarkable earthen monuments built by Native Americans in Louisiana in the past, and some of the material culture that archaeologists have found at Native American settlements here. Lunch will be served. RSVP by Thursday, December 8, to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 or rachel@nojcc.org. MONDAY, DECEMBER 12 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM NO CHARGE MEMBERS / $10 NON-MEMBERS NEW ORLEANS JCC – UPTOWN

SENIORS ON THE GO: TRIP TO THE LOS ISLEÑOS HERITAGE AND CULTURAL SOCIETY MUSEUM AND LUNCH AT CHARLIE’S RESTAURANT

Our next Seniors on the Go excursion takes us to the Los Isleños Heritage and Cultural Society Museum in St. Bernard. We will begin with lunch at Charlie’s, a restaurant near the museum with local fare, and then head over to

When Mumbai’s eerily reliable lunchbox delivery service erroneously sends a meal prepared by a young housewife to a lonely widower on the brink of retirement, the mistake ignites an exchange of notes and mutual fantasy between them. Movie snacks will be served. RSVP by Monday, December 19, to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 or rachel@nojcc.org. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22 12:00 - 2:00 PM NO CHARGE MEMBERS & NON-MEMBERS NEW ORLEANS JCC – UPTOWN

CHANUKAH/NEW YEAR’S PARTY

So many holidays to celebrate! I wonder if eating latkes on New Year’s Eve is considered lucky in any countries. We’ll try it and see if it works. Come join your friends for a festive luncheon and party celebrating two fun holidays. We will have live music by Gary Negbaurand a delicious meal with lots of latkes. RSVP by Monday, December 26, to Rachel Ruth at 897-0143 or rachel@nojcc.org. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29 12:00 - 2:00 PM $5 MEMBERS / $7 NON-MEMBERS NEW ORLEANS JCC – UPTOWN

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fitness &wellness

BETTER BALANCE

Improve your balance with instructor Debra Mouton. No class in December. Better Balance returns January 3. TUESDAYS, 3:00 - 4:00 PM $2 PER CLASS MEMBERS & NON-MEMBERS NEW ORLEANS JCC – UPTOWN

DO SOMETHING NICE FOR YOUR BACK

Does your back ever trouble you? Does it ever feel stiff in the morning, or out of sorts when you sit still for too long? This workshop will help you develop flexibility in the spine and support your overall back health. We will engage in gentle twists and rotations, and exercises that strengthen the back and core. The practice will involve lots of deep breaths and conscious stretching. All are welcome! SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM AGES: 18 AND UP INSTRUCTOR: JOANNA RUSSO $20 MEMBERS / $25 NON-MEMBERS NEW ORLEANS JCC – UPTOWN

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TRY-A-THON

Have you ever wanted to try Zumba, Muscle Mania, or Coach by Color Cycling? Come sample a variety of group exercise classes at our Try-AThon. Rotate through four, 20 minute classes in 90 minutes. Finish all classes and become eligible for prize drawings. Spaces are limited.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12 5:45 - 7:15 PM AGES: 16 AND UP NO CHARGE MEMBERS & GUESTS OF MEMBERS GOLDRING-WOLDENBERG JCC – METAIRIE

TRX EVENING BOOT CAMP

Using TRX straps to perform resistance training exercises, you’ll burn calories, strengthen your core and challenge every muscle group in this high-energy evening class. A bottle of water is required. DECEMBER 7 - DECEMBER 28 WEDNESDAYS, 5:45 - 6:30 PM AGES: 16 AND UP INSTRUCTOR: ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ $40 MEMBERS / $60 NON-MEMBERS GOLDRING-WOLDENBERG JCC – METAIRIE


TRX SUNRISE BOOT CAMP

Start your day strong with TRX Sunrise Boot Camp. Burn mega calories as you challenge your muscles and strengthen your core using TRX straps to perform resistance training exercises. A bottle of water is required. DECEMBER 3 - DECEMBER 30 FRIDAYS, 6:05 - 6:50 AM AGES: 16 AND UP INSTRUCTOR: JULIAN BARTHOLOMEW $50 MEMBERS / $75 NON-MEMBERS GOLDRING-WOLDENBERG JCC – METAIRIE

WOMEN ON WEIGHTS

In this one day class, women learn the right amount of weight to use when lifting to tone and/or strengthen their muscles without bulking up. Safe lifting techniques are also taught.

YOGA TO BALANCE THE BODY AND MIND

Who among us isn’t aiming for more balance in our lives? In this yoga workshop, we will practice a combination of core strengthening, vinyasa flow, guided breath work, and postures that gently push us to develop balance in the physical body. Physical balance requires attention, steadiness and calm – the very same attributes many of us are looking to cultivate in our psyches. Come find your balance. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM AGES: 18 AND UP INSTRUCTOR: JOANNA RUSSO $20 MEMBERS / $25 NON-MEMBERS NEW ORLEANS JCC – UPTOWN

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14 6:00 - 7:00 PM AGES: 16 AND UP INSTRUCTOR: EMILY TREHUBENKO $10 MEMBERS / $15 NON-MEMBERS GOLDRING-WOLDENBERG JCC - METAIRIE

YOGA DETOX

A new year is upon us! Now is the time to detoxify and cleanse the body and mind. We will work up a sweat with a flowing vinyasa sequence, use twists to wring out toxins and support the digestive track, and practice simple inversions to flush the lymphatic system clean. We will close with an extended period of deep relaxation and yoga nidra, leaving you feeling relaxed, refreshed and cleansed. SUNDAY, JANUARY 8 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM AGES: 18 AND UP INSTRUCTOR: JOANNA RUSSO $20 MEMBERS / $25 NON-MEMBERS NEW ORLEANS JCC – UPTOWN

METAIRIE HOLIDAY PERSONAL TRAINING PACKAGE

Get ready for the holidays! This special Metairie-only training package includes eight half-hour training sessions, weekly cardio assignments, pre and post package fitness assessments (body fat analysis, body circumference, strength and flexibility), and healthy eating tips to help you stay on track during the holidays. AVAILABLE DECEMBER 12 - JANUARY 15 $185 MEMBERS ONLY GOLDRING-WOLDENBERG JCC – METAIRIE

CALORIE CHALLENGE

Burn thousands of calories during the holiday season while you work out at the JCC. Track your workouts while fitness staff calculates the number of calories you burn. Choose either the beginner, intermediate or advanced calorie-goal level.

ENDS JANUARY 8 AGES: 16 AND UP INSTRUCTOR: DENISE THORNTON NO CHARGE / MEMBERS ONLY GOLDRING-WOLDENBERG JCC – METAIRIE LIFE AT THE J • DECEMBER 2016

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adult sports SAVE WITH AN ANNUAL PASS! Save money and time with this pay-oneprice registration for 2017 Spring, Summer and Fall Adult Basketball Leagues.

MELLOWBALL ANNUAL PASS HALF-COURT AGES: 30 AND UP $90 GOLD MEMBERS / $200 SILVER MEMBERS

YABL ANNUAL PASS FULL-COURT AGES: 18 AND UP $125 GOLD MEMBERS / $240 SILVER MEMBERS

VALID ONLY FOR THE 2017 CALENDAR YEAR AVAILABLE UNTIL JANUARY 31

gym rules for additional information.

WEDNESDAYS, 7:00 - 9:00 PM AGES: 16 AND UP NO CHARGE / MEMBERS ONLY GOLDRING-WOLDENBERG JCC – METAIRIE

MELLOWBALL

Half-Court, 3-on-3, basketball league for members 30 years and older. Ten game regular season followed by a single elimination playoff. Register today for winter Mellowball! No games on February 22. JANUARY 11 – APRIL 10 WEDNESDAYS, 6:00 – 10:00 PM AGES: 30 AND UP INSTRUCTOR: NEAL ALSOP $35 GOLD MEMBERS / $75 SILVER MEMBERS NEW ORLEANS JCC – UPTOWN

YABL

Full-Court, 5-on-5, Young Adult Basketball League. Ten game regular season followed by a single elimination playoff. Games will be officiated and statistics kept. Register today for winter YABL! No games on February 27.

JANUARY 9 – APRIL 10 MONDAYS, 6:00 - 10:00 PM Drop by the Metairie J for a game of basketball. AGES: 18 AND UP It’s a fun way to get a cardio workout. Pickup INSTRUCTOR: NEAL ALSOP games every Wednesday evening with scoreboard $50 GOLD MEMBERS / $90 SILVER MEMBERS and running clock. Play to 12 points. See posted NEW ORLEANS JCC – UPTOWN

PICKUP BASKETBALL

martial arts Classes available across multiple disciplines, appropriate for children, teens and adults.

METAIRIE

UPTOWN

Judo focuses on self defense, discipline, self confidence and most importantly, respect. Come learn from black belt instructor Cheryl Mintz.

KARATE

Learn self defense, concentration and physical development with five-time national and current Kumite (sparring) champion, Dimitri Papadopoulas. Meets twice per week. BEGINNER

For students with no prior karate experience. TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 4:00 - 4:45 PM AGES: 6 TO 18 $80 PER MONTH MEMBERS / $90 NON-MEMBERS INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 4:45 - 5:30 PM AGES: 8 TO 18 $80 PER MONTH MEMBERS / $90 NON-MEMBERS

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JCC JUDO CLUB

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 5:00 - 6:00 PM AGES: 5 TO 12 $60 PER MONTH MEMBERS / $80 NON-MEMBERS

SELF DEFENSE OPEN PALM SYSTEM

Self Defense by Sa Ba Nimm 3rd degree black belt Leon Molinario, of the Pyung Soo Do Open Palm System. TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS, 5:30 - 7:30 PM AGES: 18 AND UP $60 PER MONTH MEMBERS / $70 NON-MEMBERS


COME PLAY PICKLEBALL! One of the fastest growing sports in the country, Pickleball combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Played as singles or doubles, two or four players use solid paddles to hit a Wiffle ball over a low net. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to join us in the Uptown gym for Pickleball! UPTOWN

LEARN TO PLAY

Join Coach Neal in the Uptown gym to learn the basics. TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS 12:00 – 2:00 PM

OPEN PLAY

Free drop-in play for members; normal guest policy applies. WEDNESDAYS 7:00 – 9:00 AM THURSDAYS 7:00 - 9:00 AM 6:00 -10:00 PM METAIRIE

OPEN PLAY & INSTRUCTION

Free drop-in play for members. Coach PJ will be on hand to provide instruction. SUNDAYS & MONDAYS 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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youth classes & sports KID’S NIGHT OUT

Spend Saturday night at the JCC while your parents have a night on the town. We’ll enjoy an evening of sock wrestling and t-shirt decorating, followed by dinner and a movie. Online registration ends Friday at 5:00 PM. After Friday, please register by phone or in person. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17 5:30 - 9:30 PM GRADES: K - 5 INSTRUCTOR: TERRANCE PERKINS $20 MEMBERS ONLY GOLDRING-WOLDENBERG JCC – METAIRIE

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PE FOR HOMESCHOOL STUDENTS

The J offers a physical education program for children who are homeschooled. Participate in a social setting that focuses on general fitness, team building and basic sports skills. JANUARY 12 - MARCH 30 THURSDAYS, 10:00 - 11:30 AM AGES: 5 TO 12 INSTRUCTOR: PJ JONES MEMBERS: $100 FIRST CHILD + $50 EACH SIBLING NON-MEMBERS: $150 FIRST CHILD + $100 EACH SIBLING GOLDRING-WOLDENBERG JCC – METAIRIE


MARK YOUR CALENDARS! SUMMER CAMP 2017 JUNE 5 – JULY 28 REGISTRATION DATES JANUARY 17 – 31 JCC NURSERY SCHOOL FEBRUARY 1 – 14 RETURNING CAMP FAMILIES FEBRUARY 15 REGISTRATION OPENS TO THE COMMUNITY

TODDLER SOCIAL CLUB METAIRIE

Enjoy a morning of playtime at the JCC. Breakfast will be served. RSVP to terrance@nojcc.org

DECEMBER 11, JANUARY 15, FEBRUARY 12 & MARCH 12 SUNDAYS, 9:30 - 11:00 AM AGES: BIRTH TO 5 & PARENTS INSTRUCTOR: TERRANCE PERKINS FREE AND OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY GOLDRING-WOLDENBERG JCC – METAIRIE

TODDLER SOCIAL CLUB BASKETBALL U6

Have fun and learn the basics in this introduction to basketball. Players participate in skills and drills at our weekday practices and experience “game day” every Sunday as we divide our group and play against each other. Transitional care is available to JCC nursery school students enrolled in U6 basketball from 2:45 - 4:00 PM for $25. AGES: 4 TO 5 INSTRUCTORS: NEAL ALSOP & PJ JONES

UPTOWN

Enjoy the morning on the nursery school play yard. Breakfast will be served. RSVP to adrienne@nojcc.org DECEMBER 11, JANUARY 22, FEBRUARY 12, MARCH 19 & APRIL 23 SUNDAYS, 9:30 - 11:00 AM AGES: BIRTH TO 5 & PARENTS INSTRUCTOR: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION DEPARTMENT NO CHARGE / MEMBERS ONLY NEW ORLEANS JCC – UPTOWN

UPTOWN JANUARY 11 - FEBRUARY 19 WEDNESDAYS, 4:00 - 5:00 PM & SUNDAYS, 1:00 - 2:00 PM $85 MEMBERS / $110 NON-MEMBERS METAIRIE JANUARY 11 - FEBRUARY 19 WEDNESDAYS, 4:00 - 5:00 PM & SUNDAYS, 1:00 - 2:00 PM $50 MEMBERS / $100 NON-MEMBERS LIFE AT THE J • DECEMBER 2016

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SCHOOL’S OUT… AND THE JCC IS IN! SCHOOL’S OUT

When school is not in session, join us at the J for an active day of fun and entertaining supervised play. Spend time with old friends and meet new friends from other schools. School’s Out programs are open to members and non-members. Minimum enrollment is required. 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM $45 PER DAY MEMBERS / $55 NON-MEMBERS UPTOWN

Grades K - 5 January 4 & January 16 METAIRIE

Ages 3 - 12 January 2 & January 3

METAIRIE GAME ROOM HOURS

MONDAY - THURSDAY | 3:30 - 7:30 PM FRIDAY | 3:00 - 5:00 PM AGES 8 AND UP NO CHARGE / MEMBERS ONLY

BASKETBALL U9

In this introductory class/league for boys and girls basketball fundamentals and basics are emphasized as players gradually progress towards scrimmages and games. Ages: 6 to 8 Instructors: Neal Alsop & PJ Jones UPTOWN JANUARY 11 - FEBRUARY 19 TUESDAYS, 5:00 - 6:00 PM & SUNDAYS, 2:00 - 3:00 PM $85 MEMBERS / $110 NON-MEMBERS METAIRIE JANUARY 11 - FEBRUARY 19 TUESDAYS, 5:00 - 6:00 PM & SUNDAYS, 2:00 - 3:00 PM $50 MEMBERS / $100 NON-MEMBERS

BASKETBALL U13

An emphasis is placed on fundamentals and basics in this basketball class designed for players interested in improving all aspects of their game. JANUARY 10 - FEBRUARY 14 TUESDAYS, 6:00 - 7:00 PM AGES: 9 TO 12 INSTRUCTOR: NEAL ALSOP $50 MEMBERS / $100 NON-MEMBERS NEW ORLEANS JCC – UPTOWN

SPORTS HOUR

Participants will be exposed to a multitude of sports as we learn the rules and basic skills that apply to each game. Sports Hour is a great introduction to the concept of team sports as well as individual skill development. Comfortable clothing with socks and shoes required. Based on weather, we will conduct program both indoors and outside. UPTOWN JANUARY 9 - APRIL 10 MONDAYS, 3:00 - 4:00 PM AGES: 3 TO 5 INSTRUCTOR: NEAL ALSOP $160 MEMBERS / $190 NON-MEMBERS METAIRIE JANUARY 9 - APRIL 3 MONDAYS, 4:00 - 5:00 PM AGES: 4 TO 5 INSTRUCTOR: PJ JONES $50 MEMBER / $100 NON-MEMBER

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HOLIDAY MINI CAMPS LEARN TO DRAW MINI CAMP

Love to draw? Think you’re no good at it? Young Rembrandts will bring out the best in every child! Learn how to draw step by step and create beautiful masterpieces. Young Rembrandts offers children a chance to develop skills, confidence, and knowledge. Campers will enjoy art in the morning and play in the afternoon.

DECEMBER 19 - DECEMBER 21 MONDAY - WEDNESDAY, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM GRADES: K - 5 $55 PER DAY NEW ORLEANS JCC – UPTOWN

WINTER TRIP CAMP METAIRIE

DECEMBER 19 - DECEMBER 30 MONDAYS - FRIDAY, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM GRADES: K - 5 $45 PER DAY / $215 PER WEEK

UPTOWN

DECEMBER 19 - JANUARY 3 MONDAYS - FRIDAY, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM GRADES: K - 5 $45 PER DAY / $215 PER WEEK

WINTER PRESCHOOL MINI CAMP METAIRIE

DECEMBER 19 - DECEMBER 30 MONDAY - FRIDAY, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM AGES: 3 TO 5 $45 PER DAY / $215 PER WEEK

UPTOWN

OPEN TO JCC NURSERY SCHOOL & PRE-K STUDENTS ONLY. DECEMBER 19 - DECEMBER 30 MONDAY - FRIDAY, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM AGES: 1 TO 5 $45 PER DAY / $215 PER WEEK

Before and after care are available. Mini camps are open to members only.

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teens SOCK HOP

Hang with your friends and enjoy the music you want to hear with a live DJ who takes song requests. Enter the dance contest to compete for prizes, or grab something to eat from the snack bar. Photo ID with birthday required for entry. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10 7:30 - 10:30 PM AGES: 11 TO 13 $9 MEMBERS / $12 NON-MEMBERS $14 NON-MEMBERS AT THE DOOR NEW ORLEANS JCC – UPTOWN

DRIVER’S ED

Is your teen ready to learn to drive? The Lingle Driving Academy is coming to the JCC to prepare teenagers for the challenges of the road. Over five days students will complete the 30 hour classroom training portion of the 38 hour course. Visit www.lingledrivingacademy. com for more information. DECEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 30 MONDAY - FRIDAY, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM AGES: 14 YEARS AND 9 MONTHS TO 17 $425 MEMBERS / $440 NON-MEMBERS GOLDRING-WOLDENBERG JCC – METAIRIE NEW ORLEANS JCC – UPTOWN

BBYO/BBYO CONNECT Discover all of the opportunities BBYO and BBYO Connect have to offer teens including travel, leadership experiences, and social programs. Contact Garrett Moore, Teen Director, at garrett@nojcc.org for additional information and to be included on the mailing list. 16

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Help Us Reach Our Goal! New Recreation Pool with Splash Pad Six-Lane Heated Pool Indoor Warm Water Teaching/Therapy Pool Additional Nursery School Classrooms 2,500 Square Foot Cardiovascular Space Pilates/Yoga Studio/Indoor Cycling Studio Youth Indoor Play/Exercise Room

A new J is on the way, but it can’t happen without you. Remember the J in your year-end giving. For details and to donate, visit nojcc.org/capitalj

The New Orleans JCC Capital Campaign


Thanks to all who supported the JCC by attending our annual fundraiser,

CENTER CELEBRATION It was a fun evening that would not have been possible without the generosity of so many donors and sponsors. Special thanks to our outstanding event co-chairs, Cheryl Slane and Mara Force!

Allan and Nancy Bissinger, Marjorie Bissinger, Peter Sperling

Christine and Jason White, Ann Kaufman

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Morris and Cathy Bart, Hertha Bart, Sandra and Jerome Kanter

Richard Buchsbaum, Jane Steiner, Cheryl and Kevin Slane

The New Orleans Klezmer Allstars perform

Mara Force


Davida Finger and Josh Lichtman, Leron and Julie Finger, Andy and Aleeza Adelman Carey Kaufman and Leslie Fischman

Abigail Gaunt and Gabe Feldman, Jamie and Andrew Geiger Kathy and Neil Rabin

The Royal Cakery’s creative JCC cake

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www.nojcc.org

HOURS OF OPERATION MONDAY – THURSDAY, 5:30 AM – 10:00 PM FRIDAY, 5:30 AM – 5:00 PM SATURDAY, 1:00 – 6:45 PM SUNDAY, 8:00 AM – 6:45 PM

METAIRIE FITNESS CENTER 504.887.5158

HOURS OF OPERATION MONDAY – THURSDAY, 5:30 AM – 10:00 PM FRIDAY, 5:30 AM – 5:00 PM SATURDAY – SUNDAY, 8:00 AM – 6:45 PM

UPTOWN FITNESS CENTER 504.897.0143

Jewish Community Center 5342 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA 70115 New Orleans, LA Permit No. 39

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