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Breathe Easier ASTHMA Management Program

Adolescents & Adults Our Program is different BECAUSE With our comprehensive team approach, WE CAN... • Reduce the frequency and severity of attacks. • Meet your personal lifestyle goals. • Coordinate your care. • Provide additional services you may need.

Dr. Frank L. Acerra Board Certified Pulmonologist Director of Respiratory Disorders

1050 Clove Road – 718-816-6440


5 Great Things about the JCC Lillian Schwartz Day Camp

Glenn Wechsler, Camp Director Stephanie Feldman, Asst. Camp Director

• Serves over 800 campers of all ages • Employs 150 friendly, talented, energetic, and highly motivated staff, many of whom were J campers • Earned Accreditation from the American Camping Association • Built a home at the magnificent 100 acre Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds • Developed/enhanced one-of-a-kind programs - Teen Travel, Specialty Sports, Independence (diabetes) and Special Needs camps


5 Great Things about the Dorothy Delson Kuhn Music Institute

Ela Seeley, Music Institute Director

• The founders - Bertha R. Mandel and Dorothy D. Kuhn and the committee that supports high quality programming and excellence • The outstanding faculty, active in the cultural life of New York City and internationally • The range and depth of our classes and the caliber of our students • The Foundation for the Music Institute that provides scholarships for students in need • The collaborations with organizations such as COAHSI, Richmond County Orchestra, Staten Island Philharmonic

5 Great Things about the Russian Culture Department • Offers a happy environment for children to maintain their Russian language and culture • Unites Jewish-Russian families and helps them to become involved in Staten Island Jewish community life • Provides a fun and friendly atmosphere for our elderly members • Invites everyone who came to our Russian Culture programs and events to stay and become involved! • Introduces others to the wonders of Russian culture


Bella Smorgoskaya, Director

Five Great Things about the Early Childhood Education Department

Beth Howard, Director

• We provide the foundation where the youngest members of the JCC grow, learn and have fun! • We touch on all developmental areas in each child’s growth: social, cognitive, language, emotional and physical • Families keep coming back as we have second and third generation children attending our Early Childhood programs • Our staff is professional, energetic and compassionate. In fact, if you add up all the years our staff has cared for and nurtured our children, we can easily pass a century! • With Early Childhood and First Foot Forward, our arms embrace every child.


5 Great Things about the Youth Department

Glenn Wechsler, Youth Director Stephanie Feldman, Asst. Youth Director

• 100+ children attend our Kidz Klub after-school center (homework assistance, sports, other activities, swimming and a computer lab)

• Year round school’s out trips to fantastic destinations. When schools are out, we’re in! • The Youth Board, a high school leadership group committed to helping and raising money for those in need and running great trips • Educational and fun courses ranging from Mad Science and Lego Robotics to Animal Encounter and Fun with Food • A place to develop new skills and to let your creativity soar


5 Great Things about the Arts & Culture Department

Orit Lender, Program Director

• Murray Berman Art Gallery @ the J with year round exhibitions • Israel Rocks concerts • Year round Film Series • The diversity of Arts and Culture programs

• Dynamic guest speakers

5 Great Things about the Special Needs Department

Sheila Lipton, Special Needs Supervisor

• Expanding to include over 110 special needs campers • Creating our Super Special Sundays program providing recreation and socialization to over 35 children • Beginning our Day Habilitation program for young adults with special needs to develop vocational skills • Developing our CLASSP internship program for high school and college students in learning about special needs • Helping children progress in our after school program for those with mild to moderate autism




5 Great Things about the Jewish Life & Learning Department

Yaffa Schonbach, Jewish Life & Learning Director

• Connect-to-Care enables us to offer a myriad of social services • Assisted 700 families with personalized services as well as over 5,000 people through workshops and Job Fairs • Partnered with a multitude of educational centers and and our business community • Kosher Food Pantry serves an average of 85 children, 55 adults, and 21 seniors per month • Global Jewish Connections Tri-Partnership (Staten Island, Pisgat Ze'ev, and Redbridge) is a model partnership for UJA-Federation

5 Great Things about Greening the JCC • Cleaning with safe non toxic cleaners • Planting 185 trees and distributing 200 others • Reducing printing and mailing by 75% • Installing a solar thermal heating system • Eduating the JCC community about environmental concerns


J.R. Rich, Greening Coordinator

5 Great Things about the Fitness Department

Eileen Yard, Bernikow Wellness Services Director Melissa Kraker, Avis Health & Fitness Director

• 60 free group fitness classes per week energize our members • Dedicated and certified personal trainers • Top of the line equipment including spin room • Steam & sauna, towels and locker room amenities • Pink Program for breast cancer survivors

5 Great Things about the Aquatics Department • • • • •

Claudia McLaughlin, Aquatics Director

New and improved classes like Aqua Kick, Aqua Deep Water Workout and Aqua Zumba Lessons for all ages and levels of swimming, including group and private with great Instructors Swim team groups for all levels and abilities Training and endurance classes for Triathletes and Master swimmers Lifeguard Training classes - become an American Red Cross lifeguard


5 Great Things about the Senior Adult Department

Sheila Lipton, Assoc. Executive Director Esther Edelstein Jacobson, Sr. Adult Services DIrector

• Case management for information and referrals • Home delivered meals and telephone contact to the frail elderly • Caregiver services for those who support elderly spouses and parents • Counseling and assistance for grandparents who provide primary care for grandchildren • SeniorNet offering introductory and advanced internet education for and by senior adults

5 Great Things about the Sports & Rec Department • Sports programs for autistic youth • Basketball leagues for all ages • Introduction to various sports – teaching skills and sportsmanship • Gymnastics School and Dance School • Youth programs that are fun and encourage healthy choices


Mike Reape, Sports & Recreation Director

5 Great Things about JCC Community Programs • Reality Check empowering youth to fight the scourge of tobacco use by their peers • CHPs and Family Health Plus enrollers aid clients to enroll in appropriate health insurance programs • JCC/Beacon After School Programs and Beacon Cornerstone Program at the Gerard Carter Community Center offering academic, recreation, the arts, and social services • ESL, GED/ABE, Citizenship Preparation and Health Literacy Programs provide educational opportunities • Literacy Zone works to close the achievement gap for those in poverty areas or with limited English proficiency



Catering by Kaplan Resident Caterer of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun 275 Martling Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10314 • 718.442.8222

Celebrate in Style • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs • Weddings • Bris’ • Over 20 years experience • Experienced staff • Impeccable service • Spectacular grounds for outdoor cocktail hour • Beautiful sanctuary for all your religious needs • Under strict Rabbinical supervision • Right here on Staten Island (central to Brooklyn and New Jersey) Close personal supervision by Mel and Stacie Kaplan for the perfect party you can only do once!

We accept all major credit cards


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