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hours of operation*

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BERNIKOW/MID-ISLAND JCC 1466 Manor Road • 718.475.5200 Monday - Thursday 5:30am - 11pm Friday 5:30am - 7pm Saturday 7am - 7pm** Sunday 7am - 7pm

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general information

inside the guide

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Please see Sports & Wellness desk for fitness hours. ** Sports & Wellness wing only for recreation. In observance of Shabbat, any payment for services including guest passes must be made in advance.

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ABERLIN/NORTH SHORE JCC 485 Victory Blvd • 718.475.5291 Mon. - Wed. - Fri. 7am - 6pm Tues. & Thurs. 7am - 9pm Saturday closed Sunday closed

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bernikow sports & recreation. . . . . . .33 AVIS/SOUTH SHORE JCC 1297 Arthur Kill Road • 718.475.5270 Monday - Thursday 8am - 10pm Friday 8am - sundown Saturday closed Sunday 8am - call for time *subject to change

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building hours & holiday observances WINTER/SPRING 2012

Aberlin/N. Shore

Avis/S. Shore

Bernikow/Mid Island

Sunday Jan. 1 - New Year's Day

closed

closed

8am-5pm

Monday Jan. 2- New Year’s Day

closed

Monday Jan. 16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day open reg. hrs

closed

7am-7pm

open reg. hrs

open reg. hrs

Wednesday Feb. 12 - Tu B'Shvat

open reg. hrs

open reg. hrs

open reg. hrs

Monday Feb. 20 - Presidents Day

closed

open reg. hrs

open reg. hrs

Wednesday March 20 - Purim

open reg. hrs

open reg. hrs

open reg. hrs

Friday April 6 - erev Passover

closed at 3pm

closed at 3pm

closed at 3pm

Saturday April 7 - Passover

closed

closed

closed

Sunday April 8 - Passover

closed

closed

closed

Thursday April 12 - erev Passover

closed at 5pm

closed at 5pm

closed at 5pm

Friday April 13 - Passover

closed

closed

closed

Saturday April 14 - Passover

closed

closed

closed

Sunday May 1 - Yom HaShoah

open reg. hrs

open reg. hrs

open reg. hrs

Sunday May 13 - Mother's Day

closed

open reg. hrs

open reg. hrs

Monday May 9 - Yom HaAtzmaut

open reg. hrs

open reg. hrs

open reg. hrs

Thursday May 10 - Lag B'Omer

open reg. hrs

open reg. hrs

open reg. hrs

Saturday May 26 - erev Shavuot

close at 5pm

close at 5pm

closed at 5pm

Sunday May 27 - Shavuot

closed

closed

closed

Monday May 28 - Shavuot

closed

closed

closed

Monday - May 28 - Memorial Day

closed

closed

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membership

membership Jill Gottlieb, Membership Services Director

718.475.5223

jgottlieb@sijcc.com

The J ... It’s My Life! Welcome to the JCC with 3 locations that open the door to wonderful recreational, social, educational and cultural activities for you and your family. We have a core of dedicated volunteers and staff that assist in enhancing your experiences here from taking an exercise class to enjoying a cultural event, from celebrating a holiday to stretching your mind. This is your Community Center and membership is open to people of all races, religions, ethnic backgrounds and financial circumstances. The Membership Services Department is designed to take care of any need that you may have. We strive to provide the best customer service and satisfaction possible throughout all of our departments and programs. Please feel free to use our comment boxes and know that our door is always open to discuss your suggestions, compliments and/or complaints. We hope that you take advantage of our regular programming, special activities and Member Appreciation events. We know you’ll enjoy your time here. You belong here, so get involved.

About This Brochure

JCC Alumni Association

Fees for each program are included after the description. Member fees reflect the lower rates only available to JCC members. All programs are subject to change and minimum registration. The following abbreviations are found in the listing of fees: M=Member NM=Non-Member KKM= Kidz Klub Member Separate brochures are available for: Early Childhood 718.475.5230 First Foot Forward 718.475.5225 The Music Institute 718.475.5263 Summer Day Camp 718.475.5231 Spa @ the J 718.475.5220

The JCC of Staten Island is proud to announce the formation of our new Alumni Association. If you are a current or a past member, camper, counselor, or staff person we want to hear from you! The JCC’s Alumni Association is hoping to reconnect with you as you re-establish old friendships through different exciting events that we plan to host throughout the year. Please go to our website in the Membership Section to fill out the alumni form to join. If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Brosnick at 718.475.5256 or kbrosnick@sijcc.com.

Sundown Friday to Sundown Saturday • From sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday, no administrative business is conducted and no regular classes are scheduled.

Grillz Express @ Cafe J R. RANDY & EILEEN LEE CAFE Grillz Express @ Cafe J has a great menu with grilled chicken, falafel, fries (sweet potato & regular) and a lot more. There is a coffee bar with Green Mountain Coffee and espresso. Breakfast items include eggs and an expanded menu of muffins, croissants, breakfast pastries, bialys, oatmeal and cold refreshing drinks.

• No money can be exchanged. • If something needs to be paid for, other arrangements will be made. • The Pool, Gymnasiums and Fitness Centers are open on Saturdays. • The JCC is a Kosher facility. Please do not bring in any outside food that is not Kosher.

Dear & Delicious, Inc. is a Glatt Kosher establishment under the supervision of Vaad of Staten Island. For more information, go to www.dearanddelicious.com or call the Catering Manager at 718.475.2222. 2

Café Hours Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

8:30 am to 9pm 8:30 am to 9pm 8:30 am to 9pm 8:30 am to 9pm 8:30 am to 2pm Closed 11am to 7pm


Anita Bruckmeir, Development Director Kevin Brosnick, Director of Individual Giving Sylvia Cohen, Special Events Coordinator

718.475.5234 718.475.5256 718.475.5246

abruckmeir@sijcc.com kbrosnick@sijcc.com scohen@sijcc.com

Make A Difference Development The JCC is the Community Center of Staten Island. We provide vital services to every constituency on our Island with the goal of making it a better place for everyone. There are many ways you can choose to make a difference and financially assist the Joan and Alan Bernikow Jewish Community Center of Staten Island. For information or any questions you may have on the programs listed here and other donor opportunities please contact Anita Bruckmeir, Development Director at 718.475.5234 or abruckmeir@sijcc.com

Special Events

fundraising and development

fundraising and development

Las Vegas Casino & Bingo Night February 4, 2012 Benefits Youth and Special Needs Departments

L’Dor V’Dor April 22, 2012 Benefits Kosher Meals for Homebound Seniors

32nd Golf & Tennis Classic July 23, 2012 Benefits Isador Aberlin - Ed Rovner Scholarship Fund Providing Camp and Nursery School Scholarships

Tribute Program Interested in paying tribute to a loved one? You can recognize the birth of a child, honor a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, celebrate a simcha such as a wedding or birthday or pay respect to a loved one’s memory. The JCC’s new tribute program will enable you to support the JCC and the numerous programs and services offered throughout our community while acknowledging that special milestone or event. Please stop by the front desk to pick up a specially designed envelope that will list all your tribute options including existing scholarship funds. You can even choose to create a fund with the name of the person you are honoring. For further information, please contact Kevin Brosnick, Director of Individual Giving 718.475.5256 or kbrosnick@sijcc.com.

Capital Campaign Donations The Wall of Honor in the lobby of the Joan and Alan Bernikow JCC holds the names of many building donors. We encourage you to add your Capital Campaign contribution to those of hundreds of others and have your name permanently etched onto Jerusalem stone.

Other Ways to Support the JCC • Planned Giving and Endowments • Named Funds • In-Kind Services For further information on other ways to support the JCC, please contact Kevin Brosnick at 718.475.5256 or kbrosnick@sijcc.com

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early childhood

early childhood Beth Howard, Director of Early Childhood Education Services 718.475.5225 Jill Howard, Early Childhood Education Coordinator/South Shore 718.475.5224 Dawn Gallis, Early Childhood Education Coordinator/North Shore 718.475.5286

bhoward@sijcc.com jhoward@sijcc.com dgallis@sijcc.com

STATEN ISLAND BANK & TRUST FOUNDATION EARLY CHILDHOOD WING Denis & Carol Kelleher ECE Reception Area Alma Harter Library Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services Office dedicated by Lynn & Jules Kroll At the JCC’s Early Childhood Center our programs are sensitive to each child’s unique talents and strengths. We pride ourselves in creating fun hands-on learning opportunities for all. We are dedicated to providing children with a strong educational foundation. Our thematic curriculum allows children to discover and grow in loving, nurturing and engaging environments. Children’s activities are individualized and age appropriate. We encourage creative problem solving, decision making and leadership skills. All programs are staffed with caring and experienced professionals. Our teachers are certified by the State Education Department of New York and we are licensed by the Department of Health’s Bureau of Day Care. Parent involvement is key to your child’s success in school. We welcome a partnership with you and your family. Just as each child is unique, so is each family. With this in mind, we offer a variety of flexible schedules and programs to best suit your family needs. We have an open door policy and you are welcome at any time.

Infant & Toddler Childcare 12 month full day program 3, 4, or 5 days Ages 3 months - 2.8 years 7am - 6pm We offer a variety of flexible schedules and programs that can best suit your family’s needs. We are licensed by the Department of Health, Bureau of Day Care and our preschool teachers are New York State certified. Our staff includes a music and creative movement specialist. Our child care programs provide your child with a full day of activities, security and care in an environment that stimulates their growth in all areas of development.

JCC/Universal (UPK) Pre-kindergarten

10 month 1/2 day program 5 days only Funded through the Department of Education (for children turning 4 by December 31 of the current year) the Universal Pre-Kindergarten program at the JCC incorporates the goals of the New York City UPK program as developed by the NYC Dept. of Ed curriculum within our approach to a child centered educational experience. Full day option through JCC preschool program. Please inquire.

The PJ Library JCC Preschool 10 month full or half-day program 3, 4, or 5 days Ages 2.9 - 4.9 years As your child grows we bring the world into the classroom by incorporating themes about themselves, their family, their community and their world. We utilize a wide variety of activities and materials to help your child learn in their unique way.

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Have you heard about The PJ Library? The PJ Library is a free program that sends high-quality, age-appropriate Jewish cultural books and music to families with children ages 6 months to 8 years each month. Participation is open to all. To learn more about this wonderful program or to make a donation to help sustain the PJ Library, contact Jill Howard at 718.475.5224, or visit the PJ Library website at www.pjlibrary.org.

Alma Harter Library Inside the Early Childhood wing at the Bernikow JCC is a special library. The Alma Harter Children’s library provides children with access to books that keep them smiling, entertained and fosters a love of literature. This can also be said about Alma Harter, to whom the library is dedicated. Join us in helping to develop the love of literature in our children. To make a donation to add books to our library, please call Beth. 4

Early Childhood Advisory Committee Marjorie Steinberg, Chairperson Join other families and help us plan fun family events and fundraisers at the Center. In addition each meeting offers either a workshop or speaker.


Mommy and Me (ages 12-24 months) Imagine 10 weeks of singing, stories, indoor/outdoor play, and special activities with new friends. And your child will make new friends, too. 10 weeks. Avis/South Shore JCC 12EC402W Fee: $300M/$450NM Wednesdays and Fridays, 1-2:30pm

Enrichment Activities Enrichment activities can add to your child’s day with a wide variety of programs that will capture your child’s interest and curiosity. From cooking to music and rocket science, these enrichment activities extend your child’s day and imagination. Class registration is available in the preschool office.

An Ethical Start We all have dreams for our children. We envision them centered and guided by values, morals, and ethics. We hope to inspire them to grow like strong, tall trees, yet remain rooted in timeless values. Welcome to An Ethical Start, a characterbuilding program/curriculum created for families like yours by JCC Association’s Early Childhood Education Department.

School’s Not In, So Let’s Go Cruisin’! Send your child on a JCC Cruise this Spring Break! For Vacationers ages 3-5 12EC912 Friday, April 6, 9am-3pm After checking in at the Guest Services desk, and spending a relaxing morning touring the JCC cruise ship, our cruisers will visit the onboard night club (or for our purposes, “afternoon” club) and sing their hearts out during the Karoke Superstar event! (Don’t forget to complete the “Karoke Request List” on Registration Tear-Off). 12EC913 Monday, April 9, 9am-4pm Our vacationers will have a ball on the Lido Deck for Game Day! Whether it’s bean bag toss, catch, Simon Says, or kickball, a great time is to be had by all. 12EC914 Tuesday, April 10, 9am-4pm Today, our vacationers will jump, hop, crawl, skip, climb, slide, and more in the ship’s outdoor gym (ECE Playground) for Fun Fitness Day! Wear your sneakers! 12EC915 Wednesday, April 11, 9am-4pm It is the last day of our JCC Cruise. Come dressed in your favorite costume as we hold our Masquerade Ball. There will be music, dancing, and refreshments. We hope you have enjoyed your stay on the JCC Cruise Line! Come again! Bernikow JCC Fee: $50 per day/$175 all 4 days 12EC916 Extended hours available for an additional $10 a day on Monday and Tuesday only. 12EC917

early childhood • young family programs

Yad B’Yad (Hand in Hand)

young family programs Move Your Dancing Feet

Free

Come and show us your favorite moves as we dance to music inspired by rhythms of the world. From Reggae kids to a funky Simon Says, a multi-culturally good time will be had by all! The first 10 families to register receive a FREE CD at the event. Bernikow JCC. Register with Jill Howard 718.475.5224 jhoward@sijcc.com January 15 10am – 11:30am

Fantastic Fridays 4-5 pm the last Friday of each month. January 27 12EC504 February 24 12EC505 March 30 12EC506 Avis/South Shore and Bernikow JCC Come join us for fabulously fantastic Fridays! Fantastic Fridays is for parents and children up to 5 years old. You and your child will enjoy songs, stories, and dancing. Each session includes a special craft that your child can make and take. $5 donation per child

Super Sunday Muppet Movie

Free

Join us for an afternoon of Muppet Movie magic! Bring the kids for a showing of “The Muppet Movie” on the big screen in the Stolzenberg Social Hall! Drinks and snacks will be provided. Bernikow JCC. FREE February 19, 1 - 3pm

The Second Annual Early Childhood Matzah Ball! Sunday, April 1 Details to follow.

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first foot forward

first foot forward Beth Howard, First Foot Forward Director

718.475.5225

bhoward@sijcc.com

FIRST FOOT FORWARD OFFICE IS DEDICATED BY CON EDISON Celebrating Our 22nd Year of Serving Preschool Children with Special Needs Are you concerned about your child’s speech development, play skills, attention span, sensory issues and/or general development? If yes, then call the professionals at First Foot Forward! First Foot Forward is dedicated to assisting children 2.6 to 5 years of age with developmental needs. Our individualized curriculum allows children to reach their full potential in a warm, nurturing environment. First Foot Forward specializes in helping children with: • Speech/Language Delays • Socialization Concerns • Developmental Delays • Poor Motor Skills • Sensory Needs • Pervasive Developmental Disorder To receive services, children need to be evaluated by an approved evaluation site. Our team of certified professionals can evaluate your child at no cost to you. What does First Foot Forward offer? • Classroom Settings* Individualized Instruction in: - Small Centerbased or Integrated Settings - Half or Full Day - 10 or 12 Month • Evaluations* • Therapy* - speech - occupational - physical - counseling

Additional Services: • Weekly Movement, Music & Swim Experiences • Parent Support Groups • Mainstreaming Opportunities • Door to Door Transportation • Related Services Only* - Therapy is provided around your child's preschool or home schedule. What else should I know? • Program eligibility is recommended by the Department of Education’s Committee on Preschool Special Education based upon the individual needs of your child. • We have an open door policy and you are welcome at any time. • We welcome children of all faiths and nationalities. • All services (evaluations, transportation, tuition) are at no direct cost to parents.*

Classes and related services are available at two JCC locations: Bernikow JCC, 1466 Manor Road Avis/South Shore JCC, 1297 Arthur Kill Road *Funding is provided through city and state funds.

special needs For more information or to arrange for a tour, please contact Beth Howard, First Foot Forward Director, at 718.475.5225. Our expanding program to serve the Special Needs population includes other departments. We’re always seeking to offer exciting, innovative ways to engage and stimulate our members and the community in general.

• 4th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival - page 15 • Music for Autism - page 15 • Dr. & Mrs. Daniel Megna Kids Club for Special Kids - page 15 • Youth Holiday Vacation Program - page 15 • Marvin’s Camp - page 15 or camp.sijcc.org • Autistic Sports/Recreation Programming - page 33 • Birthday Parties - front of Program Guide • Day Hab - page 16

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Glenn Wechsler, MSW, Youth Director Stephanie Feldman, M.S., Ed., Asst. Youth Director

718.475.5231 718.475.5232

gwechsler@sijcc.com sfeldman@sijcc.com

Whether you are entering kindergarten, about to finish junior high school, making your way through high school, or anywhere in between, the youth department is sure to meet your needs! With fun, innovative and engaging programs you will be sure to get fit, learn something new, and make friends. You can leave your parents at home or even better, your parents can choose to work out, get a massage, or get a bite to eat at Cafe J knowing that you are safe and well cared for. Sometimes you may even get to attend an event with your family that is fun for all! Elementary age children are kept busy with Saturday evening and Sunday programs which include swim, sports, crafts, cooking and game room, weekly workshops such as Mad Science, Lego Robotics and Junior Chef, School’s Out trips, Scouts, the very best Kidz Klub After School Programs and more! Junior High teens can enjoy weekend trips to places such as the UA movies, bowling, rollerskating, overnights and School’s Out trips, fitness classes, specialty classes and Community Service Opportunities. Junior High teens can have a voice in our Teen Council leadership group. High School teens can choose from various leadership programs such as Youth Board, training programs such as Driver’s Education and SAT prep, as well as participate in social events such as coffee houses, trips and Rockfest Battle of the Bands! The Teen Department offers a JCREW Internship Program as well as many volunteer programs where teens can earn school credit.

HAVE YOU JOINED OUR FACEBOOK PAGE OR SIGNED UP FOR TWITTER? VISIT SIJCC.ORG AND SIGN UP. KEEP UP WITH ALL THE FUN ALL YEAR LONG.

JCC Tutoring Programs

Learning Express The JCC Learning Express provides tutoring to assist students in grades K-8 with Math and Reading Skills. Both programs will be held at the Bernikow and Aberlin/North Shore locations. Please contact Michele Gay at 718.475.5250 for further details.

STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH) A special tutoring program focused on 4 categories that help with career paths for the 21st century

youth department

youth department

Scouts Our Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts programs are constantly expanding under the leadership of exceptional men and women. Thanks to Boy Scout leaders Kevin Brosnick, Wayne Baskin and Terri Flood and Girl Scout leaders Lisa Rosenfeld, Geanine Rando and Eva Deforest, our scouting program has been a tremendous success! Boy Scout and Girl Scout meetings take place two times per month. The JCC Scouting program offers youth an opportunity to develop skills, leadership ability and confidence while building lifelong friendships. Through weekly meetings, trips, community service projects and workshops, the scouts learn, grow and have a great time. We also have scouting programs that serve children with special needs. We are always looking to grow and for volunteers to lead and assist groups. If you are interested in learning more about this rewarding experience or would like to enroll your child, please contact Stephanie Feldman at sfeldman@sijcc.com or 718.475.5232.

Camp and Youth Department Committee Parents, we need you! These years are important ones for our juniors, teens and their parents. We are looking for concerned, caring parents to meet regularly to discuss improving our programs. It is your input that will help us to have the best type of activities to better serve our youth. For more information call Glenn or Stephanie 718.475.5231 or 718.475.5232. 7


youth grades K - 8

JCC University

Birthday Parties at the JCC

Pick your own one-shot workshops: Sports - Learn basketball skills such as shooting and dribbling or soccer techniques to help you score your goal! Cooking - Become a junior chef, cooking culinary treats that will make your mouth water! Cheerleading - Have fun cheering and dancing while you learn the hottest cheerleading moves. Wood Art - Use some paint and glue to create model planes, picture frames and more! 6:45pm-9pm Joan & Alan Bernikow JCC* January 28 - March 10 Fees in advance: $15M/$25NM At the door: $20M/$30NM Must pre-register to attend. * Includes swim January 12JD114 February 12JD115 March 12JD116

Do you want to put a charge into your child’s birthday party? Let us give your son or daughter a day to Just co remember. Choose m c e lebrate e from a menu of we’ll d specific theme the res o based parties. t! Your Birthday Party will include: • Your choice of party theme • Set up and clean up • Kosher food and beverages • Birthday Cake • Great staff to insure a blast of a time To book a party, please call Melissa Kraker 718.475.5274. See our ad at the front of Program Guide.

Kidz Klub Afterschool Child Care Program Grades K-8 Joan and Alan Bernikow JCC Adam Birnbaum, Coordinator

abirnbaum@sijcc.com

718.475.5267

lquinn@sijcc.com

718.475.5284

Avis/South Shore Lisa Quinn, Coordinator

From daily school dismissal time until 7pm The Kidz Klub After School Program offers a great after school experience that includes homework help, arts and crafts activities, cooking, computer lab, game room, recreational activities, fitness programs and at the Bernikow JCC, indoor and outdoor swimming. Kidz Klub is a terrific way for children to make new friends, develop new skills, and above all, have a good time. At our Avis/South Shore location, transportation is currently provided from the following schools: P.S. 4, 6, 32, 36, 42, 55, 56, 58, and IS. 7 and 75. At our Bernikow location, we serve the following schools: P.S. 29, 30, 54 and 48; I.S. 24, 72 and the Petrides School. Please note: pick-up from a particular school is based on a minimum registration of 3 children attending Kidz Klub from that school. Other schools may be considered upon request. Avis fees* 5 days a week $390/month 4 days a week $360/month 3 days a week $325/month

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Bernikow fees* 5 days a week $415/month 12JD713 4 days a week $385/month 12JD712 3 days a week $350/month 12JD711 *$200 annual discount is available for second child registered. These fees include all school half-day pickups. We offer mid-winter and spring recess trips for an additional fee as well as other school closings. These trips are from 9:00am - 5:00pm and extended morning and afternoon hours are available with no additional cost to Kidz Klub participants. JCC Family membership is required. For Bernikow information contact Adam Birnbaum, 718,475.5267 or abirnbaum@sijcc.com. For Avis/South Shore information contact Lisa Quinn at 718.475.5284 or lquinn@sijcc.com. 8


Lego Robotics

If you want to unleash the scientist in you then this is the place! Each week will feature experiments, hands on discoveries and a cool take home project. Who knows, perhaps you will be the next Albert Einstein or discover another planet with life! Instructor: Mad Science of Staten Island Bernikow JCC grades 1 - 6 Fees: $150KK/$160M/$215NM 12JD206W 8 weeks Mondays 5 or 6pm beginning on January 23

Grades K – 5 Instructed by Building Robots, Inc. owners, Shari Ornstein and Bonnie King, kids will use the LEGO Education WeDo Robotics Construction Set to program LEGO creations that actually move! They will build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors, program their models, and explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literacy and language. The LEGO projects connect to our laptop computers, and kids are taught how to program using a "click and drag" picturebased method. Program will also incorporate LEGO themed games, such as a fun contest where teams build tall towers, which kids will measure to see who created the tallest! Kids will also play a chopsticks challenge, where groups are challenged to separate a cupful of LEGO bricks out by colors, using a pair of chopsticks. These are fun activities enjoyed by both boys and girls! Bernikow JCC grades K – 5 Date/Time TBA

youth grades K - 8 • camp

Mad Science

JCC Lillian Schwartz Camp – Fun Is Our Tradition!

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camp all year long • youth grades 6 - 8

Camp All Year Long! Never too early to plan for next summer! Learn about the JCC Lillian Schwartz Day Camp. The JCC makes more children happy than any other camp on Staten Island! Check out the website for photos and updates all year round - camp.sijcc.org

Camp Night JCC Lillian Schwartz Day Camp is not over in August! Campers can meet year round with their counselors and specialists and bring the camp fun indoors! Camp Night will be an action packed night of sports such as basketball, soccer, foosball, hockey, baseball and dodge ball. There will also be incredible take home art projects, cooking delicious foods, enjoying the game room with pool table, foosball and air hockey, holiday celebrations and swimming. We welcome camper’s friends too! 7-9pm at the Bernikow JCC 12JD105 Saturday, January 14 Saturday, February 11 12JD106 Fees: $10M/$20NM siblings pay half!

School’s Out Program Grades K-8 - Bernikow JCC When school’s out, we’re in! Let your children join us for a fun filled day of swim, sports, crafts, cooking, games and trips. Programs are 9am - 5pm Extended morning and afternoon hours are available as well for $5 an hour. Monday February 20 through Friday, February 24 Fee per day: $45KK/$50M/$70NM Five day discount Kidz Klub register for all trips $215 Members register for all trips $240

Sunday Camp Funday!

Camp Reunion January 8, 2012 All campers who attended JCC Camp and their friends are invited! • CARNIVAL WITH INFLATABLES • DJ JOHN • DANCE CONTESTS • PIZZA • DRINKS • DESSERT • CAMP PHOTO SLIDE SHOW $10 per camper 12CP102

Bernikow JCC Grades Pre-K - 6 Sunday, February 5 Sunday, March 25 Sunday, April 22

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Time: 1:30-4:30pm Don’t let your Sunday be a boring day when you can join us at the J for Sunday Camp Funday! Camp never ends with this exciting program which offers entertaining and unique specialty classes. Reunite with camp friends and experience camp inside the JCC with many of our Camp programs such as dance, hair and nails, hockey and fencing. Fees: In Advance: $20M/$30NM At Door: $25M/$35NM

* The JCC/Lillian Schwartz Day Camp has passed a rigorous review of its operations including standards such as emergency management, first aid and health care, staff training and development, programming and staff to camper ratios. * Reviewers included experts from the American Camping Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Red Cross and other youth serving agencies. * Camp families can be assured that their camp of choice is committed to providing their children with a safe and nurturing environment. For more information about the American Camping Association you can visit their website at ACAcamps.org.

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camp 2011

Camp Fun 2011

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youth • camp

Teen Summer Camp Options Teen Travel Camp (Nesiyah) grade 7 - 9 C.I.T. I entering 9th or 10th Grade C.I.T. II entering 10th Grade For full descriptions see the Camp Brochure, or call Glenn, 718.475.5231 or Stephanie, 718.475.5232.

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Glenn Wechsler, MSW, Youth Director Stephanie Feldman, M.S., Ed., Asst. Youth Director Samantha Goodman, Teen Coordinator

718.475.5231 718.475.5232 718.475.5285

gwechsler@sijcc.com sfeldman@sijcc.com sgoodman@sijcc.com

teens

teens High School teens can get involved in Youth Board, JCREW or Teen Council - an intensive community service program or you can just have fun! Rockfest in the Spring, teen fitness programs, swim team, gymnastics, music classes, great films. The J - everything teens value - 7 days a week!

Teen Council

Healing the World

Are you in grades 6-8 and looking for an opportunity to get involved! Are you ready to meet new people and be a leader in the community? If so, this group is for you! Teen Council is a leadership group for junior high teens devoted to planning, organizing, creating and discussing new and innovative ways to plan events, trips, activities, fundraisers and community service projects for our Staten Island Junior High teen community. This is a great way to get together with other teens that share your interests and are motivated to develop leadership skills. Trips throughout the year include cosmic bowling, movie nights, theme nights, snow tubing, sleepovers, and much more. Community service activities include nursing home and soup kitchen visits, working with children with special needs, organizing clothing and food drives, car washes and bake sales with the proceeds going to Tzedakah. For more information contact Samantha at 718.475.5285 or sgoodman@sijcc.com. Wednesdays, 6:15–7pm

The Youth Board and Teen Council is committed to making a difference in healing our world. Throughout the year, members of the Youth Board and Teen Council volunteer their time preparing meals for the homeless, helping at holiday events for children with special needs, organizing food and clothing drives, participating in a phone-a-thon for Jewish charitable causes, sending holiday baskets to homebound seniors and much more.

Youth Board The Ultimate Teen Program for Future Leaders The Youth Board brainstorms, proposes, discusses, plans, organizes and runs events, trips, activities and fundraisers for Staten Island's teen community. They also perform community service projects for the elderly, future homeless activists and leaders. They are empowered to influence their community while helping those in need and learning how to effectively work as part of a team. Members of the Youth Board are recognized by the JCC as representatives of the agency's youth population. Two serve as voting members on the JCC's Board of Directors. The Youth Board is committed to fundraising and Tzedakah. Throughout the year, the Youth Board sponsors highly popular Mother's Day and Purim gift packages as well as a major Rock concert, Rockfest, which raise needed dollars for worthy causes. Teens interested in joining the Youth Board should contact Samantha at 718.475.5285 or sgoodman@sijcc.com. Mondays, 6-7pm

Rockfest The Youth Board's annual mega six band rock concert draws over 500 teens from Staten Island and beyond. The Avis/South Shore’s gym becomes a concert hall that rocks with music ranging from grunge and rock to ska and metal. Music is supplied by Staten Island bands made up of local high school and college students. Youth Board is responsible for all operational aspects of the program including band recruitment, publicity, security and stage set-up. This popular event raises hundreds of dollars for the Youth Department and other worthy causes.

J-CREW JCC Internship Program J-Crew is a leadership development/internship program for high school students. This is a great opportunity for teens to connect with our community while helping build their resumes. In addition to being an incredible experience, this program will help teens develop their skills in a supervised setting. This program runs from October to June. Teens are expected to complete a minimum of 36 hours of an internship throughout the school year. There may be opportunities to work in the JCC youth department, special needs programs, preschool and senior center. There will be meetings for interns to discuss the program and talk about their experiences in a comfortable setting. Contact Samantha for more info at sgooodman@sijcc.com or 718.475.5285.

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Teen Camp Options CIT I & II (Counselor In Training) CIT I: Teens entering Grade 9 and 10 Teen program that combines counselor training, travel, and community service work CIT I/Camp Etgar is the ideal program to meet the unique needs of the teen interested in increasing responsibility and teen travel. CIT I/Etgar teens get a taste of being a camp counselor, go on great trips and play a role in healing the world. CIT II: Teens entering grade 10 Leadership Training, Camp Counselor Skills Development and Great Trips. 8 week program. Make a difference in the life of a child. Spend your summer with the JCC getting "on the job" training and experience working with children. As a CIT, you will learn basic information on “kid relating" skills, child development and how to lead games.

INDIVIDUAL TEEN MEMBERSHIP (if your parents are not members) Teen membership is for teens in the 7th 12th grade who are not part of a Family membership. It is not applicable for camp. Documentation showing grade is required. Call 718.475.5223 for details.

Driver’s Ed A comprehensive introduction to the driving experience YSI is offering complete and professionally taught Driver’s Education courses at Avis/South Shore and Bernikow JCC’s. The course curriculum include: rules of the road, traffic safety concerns, proper handling of a vehicle, driving in traffic, and problems of substance abuse as related to driving. Students who successfully complete the course may be eligible to receive their driver’s license at age 17. The program is certified by the New York State Education Department. For information call YSI, 718.851.1876.

Tutoring Program

Learning Express Tutoring Program Grades K - 12 Call Michele Gay at 718.475.5250 for more information.

STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH) A special tutoring program focused on 4 categories that help with career paths for the 21st century

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Reality Check Youth Action Against Tobacco Use • Every year, tobacco kills over 400,000 Americans. That’s 1200 a day! • Over $15.5 million is spent on advertising every year; that means almost $500,000 is spent in New York State alone! Decreasing the social acceptability of tobacco use is a dire need. • Are you interested in making a difference in your community & city? • Do you want to meet new friends, travel, and have a great time all while helping to save lives? • Are you between the ages of 13 and 18? Then Reality Check is for you. Contact Julian Kaplan, 718.475.5277 or jkaplan@sijcc.com. 14


Sheila Lipton, Special Needs Supervisor

718.475.5273

slipton@sijcc.com

Current programs for children include Marvin’s Camp, our camp for children with developmental delays, and Camp Independence, a camp for children with diabetes. In addition, First Foot Forward, our special education preschool, provides services for children with speech and language, motor and cognitive delays. In its fourth year, Kids Club for Special Kids offers after school activities for children with autism in an inclusive and accepting environment. Some of our newer programs include the Buddies programs which offer peer support for teens with autism, and Talented Teens, music and art programs for teens with autism. As part of our commitment to the Staten Island community we will host the 4th Annual Reelabilities NY Disabilities Film Festival in addition to Music for Autism. These events bring the community together supporting everyone’s unique abilities. For information on any of these programs, please contact Sheila Lipton.

Music for Autism Stolzenberg Social Hall, Bernikow JCC These “Autism friendly", interactive concerts provide an accepting environment where families of individuals with autism can enjoy a live concert despite any behaviors and responses that may be categorized as disruptive and misunderstood. The structure of each concert includes “listening time, conducting time and percussion time”. These concerts are funded through a grant from UJA Federation and the North Shore Rotary Club. February 26, April 29, 1pm

Youth Holiday Vacation Program This program offers opportunities for youth with developmental disabilities to socialize and participate in exciting day trips to a variety of locations including museums, the theater, aquariums and learning centers. All trip destinations will be thoroughly researched to ensure a safe and accessible environment for all participants. All trips leave from the Bernikow JCC and will be supervised by JCC staff. Limited funding is available for participants who are enrolled in Medicaid Waiver Respite. Entrance fees are not included. Please call Sheila Lipton 718.475.5273 for information and program dates.

special needs

special needs

Dr. & Mrs. Daniel Megna Kids Club for Special Kids This after school program for children with autism or other related disorders offers homework help, social and recreational activities for children in grades K-5. The children are involved in a variety of activities including music, swim, movement, arts and crafts, cooking and independent life skills. Through these activities the children gain socialization and communication skills. Our professional staff is committed to ensuring that the children have a safe, fun and rewarding experience. Kids Club is offered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Joan and Alan Bernikow JCC. Parents must arrange transportation to the JCC through the Pupil Transportation office. Kids Club also has a monthly Parent Group which offers support and an opportunity to meet and share experiences with other parents while gaining educational insight to assist with their unique family needs.

First Foot Forward Preschool for Children with Special Needs. See page 6.

Sports & Recreation Programming for Children with Autism See page 33.

Reel Abilities The NY Disabilities Film Festival is dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of people with different disabilities. The festival will present award winning films in various locations throughout the NY metropolitan area in addition to the Bernikow JCC. Discussions and other engaging programs will bring together the community to explore, discuss and celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. Save February 11-14, 2012 the date Look for more information with film listings and special events.

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Super Special Sundays

On Your Mark

Super Special Sundays is offered twice monthly for children ages 6-21. Each session includes Zumba, Social Skills and Music or Arts and Crafts. Socialization is reinforced through enriching activities and explicit instruction. Children engage in Zumba to support their motor skills and sensory integration. Such activities have been shown to improve mood, attention span and overall health. Our arts and crafts supports fine motor development alongside socialization. Children are with us for 3 hours each session and are supported in a 3:1 staff ratio. This program is partially funded through the Butler Foundation. Dates: January 15, 22 February 5, 19 March 11, 18 April 1, 15 May 6, 20, June 3, 24 12SN101 Fee: $240

Gene Spatz, Executive Director 718.720.9233 This unique program offers programs and services for ages pre-school through adulthood for those with mental retardation, learning disabilities, neurological impairments, autism, cerebral palsy and physical disabilities. On Your Mark's services include instructional, recreational, vocational, respite, holiday trips, Special Olympics and participation in community living.

Disability Advisory Committee Professionals in the field work together to create collaborative programming with other community agencies, seek funding opportunities and support the Special Needs Department. Please call Sheila Lipton 718.475.5273 for information.

Special Needs Advocacy Committee Family members work together in fundraising efforts and special events for individuals with disabilities. Please call Sheila Lipton 718.475.5273 for information.

JCC Day Habilitation Program This program offers individuals volunteer opportunities within the JCC community. In addition, the participants enjoy recreational activities as an integral part of the community. This program is available for individuals who qualify for HCBS Medicaid Waiver. Limited participation. Contact Sheby Abraham 718.475.5288 or sabraham@sijcc.com.

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Marvin’s Camp Marvin’s Camp provides an educational, creative, socially and emotionally safe environment for children and teens with special needs. The children participate in a traditional camp setting with additional support staff. Located at Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds, the environment fosters success, confidence, and self-worth through recreation and socialization activities. The camp features daily swims, music and art programs, sports and nature areas. Funding is available through Medicaid Waiver Respite and scholarship programs. Please watch for our upcoming open houses. Contact Brian Faughnan 718.475.5291 for information.

Camp Independence This specialized camp is for children 6 through 11 years old who have diabetes. It was created in 1998 by the JCC of Staten Island in cooperation with the American Diabetes Association and the support of Staten Island University Hospital and Richmond University Medical Center. Camp Independence offers a camping experience while providing the necessary medical support at the camp and on trips. Contact Glenn Wechsler 718.475.5231 or gwechsler@sijcc.com.

Buddies Teen Music and Social Group This program meets from 6:30-8pm on two Wednesdays each month. Activities allow teens with developmental disabilities to engage in social and musical activities alongside typical peers and college students. Such activities can include the use of the harp, karaoke and music and movement. Additionally, participants can use our gymnasiums, game room and fitness center. Ongoing. January 18, 25 February 15, 29 March 14, 21 April 4, 18 May 9, 23 June 6, 13 12SN102 Fee: $5 per session


Bella Smorgonskaya, Russian Speaking Jews Coordinator

718.475.5262

bsmorgonskaya@sijcc.com

The RSJ Department is open to Russian-speaking Jewish families as well as to the diverse members of our JCC. We hope that the Winter season will be exciting for everyone! As usual, our programs are designed to preserve the Russian culture for the future generations of Russian ancestry, but also to share the richness and the beauty of the performing arts, literature and music. We will provide educational programs on different aspects of American and Jewish life and history as well.

Russian Programming at the JCC provides a deep appreciation for Russian culture as well as a comfortable setting for the Russianspeaking community. We offer programs that bring people together in a relaxing atmosphere, where you can listen to the great music, get inspired by art & philosophy, engage in political discussions. For children from families of Russian descent who want to maintain their Russian language and culture we’d like to offer an after school enrichment program.

russian culture

russian culture

Russian Tea Club A series of lectures with Victoriya Munblit in January-April. The programs and the dates will be announced. Four lectures. 12RSJ109 $60 for 4 sessions $20 each session

Saturday Night Jazz Last year Saturday Night at the J with Leonid Ptashka was so successful, that we decided to have it again both in February and March. Dates and programs TBA

Russian ABC for children 5+ We’ll start this class in January with a wonderful teacher Nataliya Volchok. The dates TBA 12RSJ156 $15 per session

Book Club at J

Chess R Us

Meet the Artist

Another after school enrichment program which will teach the basic principles of Chess while allowing our children to compete in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Ages 5 to 9 Wednesdays 12RSJ157 $15 per session

We are proud to present Irina Nedelay, a famous Russian artist, who will have her exhibit at the Murray Berman Art @ the J Gallery in January and February. Irina did a wonderful workshop on “Dolls of Siberia” during the Russian Heritage week in October and we wish her a lot of success at her exhibition at the J. For information, please call Bella 718.475.5262.

Children’s Puppet Theater Clown Academy Well known to our audience, this program will invite you on a wonderful trip to the world of your favorite animated cartoons. You’ll sing and laugh with puppets and everyone will enjoy this great interactive program. The Date TBA 12RSJ158 Fee: $10 per family

Meet Alexey Nakson, a popular Davidzon Radio talk show host at the J. The date TBA

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Russian Talent Show We invite the children of the whole Russian community of Staten Island to participate in our Talent show. Artists, performers, everyone, who loves music and arts are invited for this incredible event. 12RSJ108 Fee: $20 17


adults

adults Orit Lender, Program Director

718.475.5227

olender@sijcc.com

Open to members, exciting activities take place daily in the Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Active Adults Lounge. You can join a game, participate in our Book Club, listen to speakers or join us on a trip. Our adults enjoy many hours of discussions about relevant topics. To find a game or partner, inquire about trip dates or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Orit Lender 718.475.5227. Your feedback is important to us. THE HARRY & JEANETTE WEINBERG ACTIVE ADULTS LOUNGE Monday – Friday, 9:00am–2:45pm (except during the school holidays) Wednesday Night Open Adult Lounge 7pm-10pm Join old friends or make new ones daily in our Adult Lounge for a game of cards, Mah Jongg, chess, board games or just shoot some pool. Card tables for other games are set up and available during each day. Free to JCC Members. Take an interest in the planning of your programs. Join the Active Adults Committee. Call Orit today, and join our team. Make sure you stay informed – CHECK THE BULLETIN BOARD IN THE ACTIVE ADULT LOUNGE AND FLYERS AT THE FRONT DESK.

Daily Card Games • Mondays and Thursdays, Canasta, 10am • Tuesdays – Open Mah Jongg, 9-2:45pm • Tuesday Evenings – Open Mah Jongg/ Canasta- 6pm in the “Café”

Book Club Share, discuss and learn with fellow members and Book Club facilitator, Shelly Burko. This interactive discussion group encourages all to share their feelings about the latest book title. All participants are asked to complete the book prior to our meeting. Time 12:30–2:45pm Thursdays, January 12 and March 15 Please look for monthly bulletin and flyers that are available at the front desk and on the bulletin board in the active adult lounge.

Canasta Lessons/Playing Terry Tancredi will share her knowledge of the game to help you understand the dynamics of canasta. Come to learn, brush up on your skills, or just to play. Bring your own cards please. Thursdays, 10am – 12pm in the Active Adult Lounge. 12AD103 Free M/$5NM

Adult Social Dance Join us for our Winter Wonderland social dance with the Big Full Count Band on Thursday, March 22 at 7:30pm in the Social Hall. You will dance the night away. Light refreshments included. 12AD222 Tickets: $15M/$20NM 18

Trips, Trips, Trips Join us for day trips to the theatre, gardens, and other exciting cultural sites in the metropolitan area. Buses are not provided unless specified. Please check the monthly Bulletins for specific destinations, days, and prices. Flyers are also available at the desk and on the bulletin board in the active adult lounge. Newark Museum Highlights Speaker’s Series Tuesdays, February 7 and March 6 Time: 7 – 8pm We are extremely pleased to be offering two wonderful presentations from the Newark Museum. On February 7 we will be providing a lecture on the Museum’s Highlights and on March 6 we will be discussing American Modern Contemporary Art. You won’t want to miss out! For more information please contact Orit Lender at 718.475.5227.

Speakers Corner Presentations by qualified professionals in a variety of specialty areas This winter we will be conducting a speaker’s series on Financial Issues. Save the Dates: Thursdays February 16 and March 15 Speakers- TBA. Please check the monthly Bulletins for specific time. Flyers are also available at the desk and on the bulletin board in the active adult lounge.

The Lending Library is now open in the Active Adult Lounge. Share a book and open a book.

Add a Stitch Share an afternoon with friends and laughs while knitting. Knitting and all needle crafts are welcome. Join us on Monday afternoons from 1pm in the Active Adult Lounge.


Participants will be: • 60 years and up • Seeking high level of activities • Looking to lead a healthier lifestyle • Continuing to learn and gain new experiences • Looking to make new friends

center for life long development

The New Innovative Senior Center - the Center for Life Long Development creates a culture of empowered participants ages 60+ who are dedicated to doing and creating enjoyable experiences for life long wellness.

There will be 6 Centers of Excellence • Life-Long Learning • Computer/Technology • Sports & Wellness • Arts & Entertainment • Social Action • Intergenerational Programs

Meals • 150 Meals Daily • Café Style • Meals will be combined with educational and cultural arts opportunities • Varied Meal Options • Theme Based Ambience

Transportation * JCC Integrated Transportation Model • Partner with other Organizations for Transportation • Develop Car Pool Opportunities • Utilize Access-a-Ride

Program Locations • Bernikow Building Program will also use partnering facilities at offsite locations: College of Staten Island, Snug Harbor, Library

Program Based Participation * Specified Hours * Scheduled Access to: Fitness Facility, Indoor Pool Area * No Access to: Fitness Facility during non program hours or Summer Swim Club/Outdoor Pool

How Do I Find Out More Information? • Provide us with your contact information and you will receive updates • E-mail/Phone Blasts • Newsletter • Program Brochures • Social Media

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senior adults Sheila Lipton, CSW, Assoc. Executive Director Esther Edelstein Jacobson LCSW, Sr. Adult Services DIrector

slipton@sijcc.com ejacobson@sijcc.com

To be a Senior Adult at the JCC is to be someone who experiences many exciting life enhancing options. Celebrate holidays and special events, or participate in recreational programs and social activities. You can also receive a Kosher meal. Homebound seniors are eligible to receive home delivered Kosher meals and other services through the Case Management Department.

Senior Program at the Avis/South Shore Jodie Kornblum, Program Coordinator 718.475.5283 jkornblum@sijcc.com

(Funded by NYC Dept. For The Aging & NYS Office For The Aging) Mondays - Fridays from 10:00am – 2:00pm Daily activities include music programs, art classes, arts & crafts, jewelry making, billiards, chess, choral group, nutrition forum, bingo, knitting, mah jongg, canasta, social action committee, group rap sessions, computer classes, guest lectures, trips, book club and current events discussion group. Shabbat programs are offered as well. Our popular athletic programs which include aerobics, pilates, sitercise, yoga, tai chi, step classes and gentle aerobics. Our Wellness programs include blood pressure monitoring, vision, hearing and skin cancer screening and workshops on falls prevention and financial and estate planning, A nutritious Kosher lunch is served (a $1 contribution is suggested). For a detailed schedule, see our monthly calendar. Limited door-to-door transportation is available within a specified area with advance registration for a suggested contribution of $1.

Case Management Esther Edelstein Jacobson LCSW, Sr. Adult Services DIrector

The JCC offers Case Management Services to Staten Island’s older homebound adult community. If you reside in the Community Board 2 or 3 areas, the JCC can provide you with a case manager who will assess and evaluate eligibility for home delivered meals and a host of other benefits and entitlements designed for older adults to age in place. Case Management provides individuals and families with a personal case manager who can help navigate the maze of services to develop strength–based individual care plans. For more information please call our intake center at 718.508.3890.

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718.475.5273 718.475.5278

Socials/Special Events/Trips Several times a year there are special events and holiday programs. They include a New Year’s Bash, Purim Party, Israeli Independence Day Celebration, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Party, Thanksgiving Day Party and Chanukah Celebration and others. Entertainment is provided. All parties and celebrations are held at the Avis/South Shore JCC. Limited door-to-door transportation is available within a specified area with advance registration for a suggested contribution of $1 round trip. Look for our exciting trips this fall to museums and other attractions. Contact Jodie Kornblum 718.475.5283.

New American Programs All programs are at the Avis/South Shore JCC unless otherwise indicated. Provided are educational and acculturation activities for seniors from the former Soviet Union. Russian-speaking staff provide support and assistance to help seniors with limited or no English to participate in Senior Adult Department programs. In addition, a number of programs specially designed for this group are available: • English as a Second Language • Citizenship • Russian Club • Movie Club • Computer Class • Literacy Club • Theatre • Museums • Cultural Programs • Discussion Groups • Trips to cultural sites • Chess Club - tied to a tournament connected with Senior Olympics Exercise, art, dance, yoga, choral group, poetry classes and other recreational programs are held at the Avis/South Shore and St. Elizabeth’s Manor. American born seniors are also invited to participate. Contact Bella Smorgonskaya, 718.475.5262.

Kosher Meals to the Homebound For those who are homebound and require a Kosher meal. Seven Kosher meals per week are delivered to their home. Participants also receive special holiday packages and scheduled telephone calls are made to ensure they are taking their medication as well as for a general chat and information. Call our intake coordinator at 718.508.3890 if you would like more information.


Evan Kessler, LMSW, Director of Caregiver Services Jessie Schwartz, Program Coordinator, Caregiver Services Laura Del Prete, Outreach Coordinator Shelly Lader, Case Manager/Group Respite Coordinator

718.475.5287 718.475.5279 718.475.5281 718.475.5280

ekessler@sijcc.com jschwartz@sijcc.com ldelprete@sijcc.com slader@sijcc.com

For adults who are caring for their elderly spouses and parents with physical or cognitive disorders, confusion and memory loss including Alzheimers and Dementia. At Avis/South Shore, Aberlin/North Shore & Bernikow sites • Individual Counseling and Assessment • Referral for Benefits and Entitlements • Caregiver Speakers Series and support groups • Specially designed classes in Yoga and Stress Management • Individual Respite (limited homecare) • Group Respite (private pay) Caregiver Services is a unique support program serving the needs of the CAREGIVER. Trained and caring staff meet with each family to tailor a long term plan that will reduce the stress of providing 24/7 care. We receive funding from the City of New York Department for the Aging to provide respite (limited homecare), and information and support through individual counseling and assessment, weekly caregiver support group, lecture series on legal, financial and medical topics, and Yoga/Stress management workshops to increase vitality and provide support. Mondays: Caregiver Support Group Avis/South Shore. 1:00pm – 2:00pm First and third Thursdays: Yoga/ Stress Management Avis/South Shore. 12:00pm – 2:00pm Gentle, chair-based workshop led by Shirley Tepper, Certified Yoga Instructor. Fee: Suggested contribution $3. Watch for our special monthly presentations.

senior adults • seniornet

Caregiver Services

Grandparents as Caregivers This program is available for caregivers who are grandparents, age 55 and over, having full custody of minor grandchildren age 18 or under. The program offers information, referrals, grandparent advocacy, support groups, workshops and education on parenting grandchildren. In addition, it will offer limited quantities of supplemental supplies such as backpacks, formula, etc. In some cases a Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) may be available at no cost. For further information and eligibility please call 718.508.3890.

SeniorNet

718.475.5200

www.seniornetsi.org

SeniorNet of SI will continue to offer classes for those 50 plus who wish to either learn how to use a computer or to add to their skills with more advanced classes starting January 2012. These classes have been offered by volunteer seniors, supported by the JCC since 1993. Registration and classes will take place at the Bernikow JCC Center, 1466 Manor Road on January 15, 2012 from 10am-2pm . Offerings will include - DeskTop Intro I Windows XP (beginners), LapTop Intro I Windows 7, Vista , (beginners), Intro II (advanced beginners), Advanced Adobe Elements 8, Internet (advanced beginners, Genealogy (intermediates), Graphics (advanced beginners/advanced) and more. The time/ hours of the class schedules differ depending on the subject matter. For more information re: fees/ scholarships/ date/day/hours of classes or to be placed on a waiting list please call 718.475.5200 then press 8 and 1182. Speak slowly and distinctly and your call will be answered. Visit our website http://www.serniornetsi.org

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arts & culture

arts & culture Orit Lender, Program Director

718.475.5227

Get out your cameras, paints, dancing shoes and more... Create or observe, the Arts and Culture Department gives everyone the opportunity to discover and explore their artistic imagination and Jewish heritage. Through workshops, social activities, dancing, performances, exhibitions, films, music and visual arts, we provide an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the arts and experience a special event in their lives. Join us this season as we offer the richness of culture and pleasure of the arts.

The Shape of Things Working With Clay

Seasons of Cinema Winter Film Series

Basic Handbuilding: The Ritual Object This class will explore the use of basic handbuilding techniques, pinching, coiling, and slab-making in the service of fabricating ritual objects. Plates, lighting devices, boxes, and handled vessels will be made with intentional connections to religious themes. Instructor: Stephen Nutt Dates: January 9 – February 27 12AD355 8 sessions- $250 includes materials and tool kit

with Brunch Do you like to watch great films? The Winter Film series presents the best in feature films from around the world. All films will be shown at the Bernikow JCC Building. Save the dates: Sunday, February 19 and Sunday, February 26. See bulletin and flyers for more information.

The Word in Clay This class will explore the many ways clay can be used to create objects that feature written language. Students will print, scratch, inlay, paint, and build letters and words using basic ceramic materials, tools and techniques to create cylinder seals, stamps, printed tiles and name plates. Instructor: Stephen Nutt January 9 - 30 - 4 sessions $140 includes materials and tool kit 12AD356 February 6 - 27 – 4 sessions $140 includes materials and tool kit 12AD357 If you sign up for both classes the material and tool kit fee is waived. For more information on the clay classes please contact Orit Lender, Program Director at 718.475.5227 or olender@sijcc.com

Movement Israeli Dancing Come dance the night away with dance leader Jane. Practice traditional steps, learn new dances and have fun with others who love Israeli Folk Dancing. All Ages are welcomed. Facilitator: Jane Tardell Tuesdays 7:30pm – Media Room Start anytime - Ongoing FREE for members / $5 for non members

Expand Your Mind Poetry Workshops – Join us in a friendly atmosphere of creative thinking. We will learn from each other to write and listen to, Verse and rhyme, Sonnets, Free Verse, Blank Verse, Prose and narratives. All are welcomed. Guidance and direction from John Foxell, Greg Driscol and Herman Neiman. Place: Media Room January 12, February 9, March 8 Time: 2-5pm

Visual Arts Art at the J Gallery Murray Berman Art Gallery Interesting. Intriguing. Stimulating. Exhibits year round at the Art at the J Gallery in the rotunda. We are proud to present Irina Nedelay, a famous Russian artist, who will have her exhibit at the Murray Berman Art @ the J Gallery in January and February. For info, please, call Bella 718.475.5262.

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Yaffa Schonbach, Jewish Life & Learning Director

Wagner College, Chai Society and Hillel Seventh Annual Jewish Culture Series “Modern Jewish Movements and the 21st Century” JCC of Staten Island, Co-Sponsor Academic Year Fall 2011 – Spring 2012 Presenter: Rabbi Michael Paley, UJA Federation of New York Spiro Hall, Room 4, Wagner College Lecture title: “What is Zionism Today?" Rabbi Michael Paley is the Pearl and Ira Meyer Scholar in Residence at the Jewish Resource Center of UJA Federation of New York. Prior to his arrival at UJA-Federation, Rabbi Paley was a professor of Jewish studies and dean at Bard College, and vice president of the Wexner Heritage Foundation, where he remains a member of the permanent faculty. For many years, Rabbi Paley served as the university chaplain at Columbia University. He also founded the Edgar M. Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel, a program that brings together outstanding students from diverse Jewish backgrounds. Prior to the Bronfman Youth Fellowships, Rabbi Paley served as the Jewish chaplain at Dartmouth College. Rabbi Paley earned his bachelor's degree at Brandeis University and graduate degrees in Jewish and Islamic philosophy and science at Temple University. He was ordained at Yeshivat B'nai Or and was a student at Yeshivat Hamivtar in Jerusalem. Thursday, February 16, 8pm For more information please contact Yaffa Schonbach 718.475.5228

718.475.5228

yschonbach@sijcc.com

Ladies Learn Please watch for dates and times for this new program where women can study important Jewish texts together. This program will be organized under the leadership of Bonita (Boni) Sussman.

JLI

jewish life & learning

jewish life & learning

Sponsored by Rohr Jewish Learning Institute Money Matters: Jewish Business Ethics Sponsored by JLI Money Matters will present Judaism’s approach to practical economic dilemmas and monetary quandaries that we face daily in both our personal and professional lives. The goal of this course is to provide a sensitive, fair, and unshakable economic paradigm grounded in 3,000 years of tradition and practical experience — an ancient yet fresh spin on how we view ethics of money. Students will emerge from this course with an understanding that only a divine economic system can ensure unequivocal justice while recognizing the virtue in each stakeholder’s position. Money Matters will show how the Torah’s sharply discerning yet holistic rulings inspire us with the confidence to confront any ethical economic dilemma. More Information: www.myjli.com or jlistatenisland@gmail.com 718.370.8953 Wednesdays, January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 JLI in Hebrew - For our Hebrew speaking population we offer JLI course in Hebrew. For topics and dates please contact : www.chabadisraeli.com 718.761.4483

Social Group for Single Seniors A group of people who are interested in having fun and attending great events sponsored by Partners In Caring (PIC). Pick up a flyer at the front desk. For more information please contact Barbara Fried 718.494.0389

Tu B’Shvat Program In collaboration with Chabad Lubavitch of Staten Island. For more information, please pick up our flyer. February 15.

Save the Date - March 25 Girls Fashion Show In collaboration with Chabad Lubavitch of Staten Island

Ulpan/Hebrew Traveling to Israel? Come and learn to read and/or speak Hebrew with fun and ease! Classes meet once a week at the Bernikow JCC on Mondays 8:15 -9:30pm or Wednesdays 7:30-8:45pm. Hebrew reading Learn to read Hebrew in small classes, and in a very relaxed atmosphere. The instructor is fluent in Hebrew and English, and you will be able to read Hebrew in a short time. No previous knowledge of the Aleph Bet or vowels is necessary. Ulpan Conversational Hebrew- You will be able to hold everyday short conversation with ease and joy. Classes are in a small setting. The instructor is very experienced, a Hebrew speaking native, fluent in English that will make it easy and fun to speak Hebrew. For more information please contact Sara Cohen, 718.475.5242 or sacohen@sijcc.com. 23


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Kosher Food Pantry Circumstances make it difficult for many families to get proper nutrition. Many families need to supplement their food intake. The Kosher Food Pantry accepts all items that are Kosher, non-perishable and non-breakable. If you wish to donate or need the food pantry service, please call Sara Cohen, 718.475.5242. If you want to donate to other programs at the JCC that benefit the community, please see page 3.

Global Jewish Connections As participants in UJA Federation’s Partnership 2000 Grant, our JCC has developed a close and interactive relationship with our sister city in Israel (Pisgat Ze’ev- a suburb of Jerusalem) over the past eight years. Last year we welcomed Redbridge, England (a suburb of London) to this relationship and we are certain this will enhance what is already an incredible array of projects between the communities which have helped to strengthen bonds between us and prove most conclusively that we are all part of the Jewish Collective. Staff and Board members from each of the partner communities communicate on a regular basis. Teen delegations from Pisgat Ze’ev and Redbridge visited in August for a leadership retreat.

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Ela Seeley, Music Institute Director

718.475.5263

eseeley@sijcc.com

Whether you want to introduce your child or yourself to the joys of playing an instrument or developing vocal talent, or you want to take your skills to a higher level, the Dorothy Delson Kuhn Music Institute has the depth and range of instruction you are seeking. The Music Institute has been a powerful stimulus to music on Staten Island since its inception over 40 years ago. Its faculty and students are active participants in the musical life of the community and throughout New York City. The faculty consists of professional musicians with extensive teaching and performing experience and students learn in a non-competitive atmosphere. The Music Institute is a non-profit and non-sectarian music school. It is the only member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education on Staten Island.

Early Childhood Music Classes For our younger students, we offer fun and interactive classes that lay the foundation for the future musical experiences.

Parent/child music classes at Bernikow JCC HARMONY ROAD The Harmony Road Music Program is a unique parent/child musical experience that focuses on the development of the whole child while stressing keyboard readiness. Each group course is designated specifically for the age group, reinforcing and building on their skills as they progress through the curriculum. Parent or caregiver must actively accompany the child in class. Book and CD included for all classes. The program starts the week of February 14. MUSIC IN ME (ages 3-4) 45 minutes weekly. 15 weeks A dynamic readiness program for young children with emphasis on the ear training, solfege singing, movement, pitch and rhythm awareness, keyboard geography and finger readiness. Creativity is stressed. Parent involvement in class and at home. Fee: $ 240M/$280NM 12MU133W Music in Me Thursdays, 4pm HARMONY ROAD and HARMONY ROAD II (ages 4.5-6) 55 minutes weekly. 15 weeks Carefully constructed for children to learn the basic building blocks of music. Emphasis on ear training, solfege singing, keyboard playing, ensemble and rhythm activities, movement and music creativity. Reading concepts are presented gradually and basic composing activities encourage the development of the child’s musical vocabulary. This exceptional course gives the student “inner hearing”, which makes transposing. Improvisation and composing easily accessible in their musical studies. Parent involvement in class and at home. Fee: $280M/$325NM Harmony Road Thursdays, 5pm 12MU134W Harmony Road II Tuesdays, 4pm 12MU135W

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MUSIC TOGETHER OF STATEN ISLAND @ THE JCC (ages birth – 5) 45 minutes weekly. 9 sessions 12MU131W Sundays 10:30am Tuesdays 10:30am 12MU132W Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and adults who love them. The classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical. All children can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence in the music of our culture, provided that heir early environment supports such learning. Book and CD included in the price of the class. Fee: $195M/$205NM Classes start in January. Look for flyers.

Suzuki Violin Ages 4.5-5. 45 minutes Children will learn by listening and imitating, believing that all children and innately musical. Process of learning includes parents as 12MU136W active participants. 10 classes Wednesdays, 4pm $225M/$280NM Pre-Teens & Teen Programs Musicianship /Theory Classes These classes provide enrichment through instruction in theory, ear training, musical forms, music history and general music appreciation. Students will be assigned to an appropriate class. Participation is highly recommended. This class is included with private lesson tuition. For those not enrolled in Music Institute private lessons, a special arrangement may be made and a fee will apply. Mondays, 5pm

Youth Wind Ensemble The participants will have the opportunity to be a member of a small group, learn new music, and meet fellow musicians from across the island. Ensembles will meet weekly under the direction of Dan Kelly. The class is free and opened to all Music Institute students, however other enthusiastic Staten Island musicians ages 10- 19 with some prior experience on their instruments can participate. (A fee applies). Thursdays, 6pm 25


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Adult Music Programs Recorder Ensemble Spend quality time playing music on a recorder or any instrument compatible with recorders, such as piano, percussion, or voice. Participants must be able to bring an instrument and read music, however begin12MU127F ners are welcomed. Bernikow JCC, Fridays 3:30pm Fee: Free for JCC Members/ $50NM For more information contact Steve Soffer, 718.720.1593 or stephensoffer@aol.com

Adult Vocal Ensemble The participants will have the opportunity to sing traditional and contemporary music from Russia, Europe, and Israel. Participants will meet weekly under the leadership of the choir director Neil M. Giniger and accompanist Yelena Khaymovich. Meets Sundays 10am-12pm New participants are always welcomed, after auditioning.

Private lessons may be 30, 45 or 60 minutes. Enrollment is for 30 weekly lessons from October through June. A special provision is made for late registrants. Lessons are offered at both the Joan and Alan Bernikow JCC and Avis/South Shore JCC. Private lessons are available in: • Piano • Guitar • Violin • Cello • Voice • Clarinet • Flute

• Oboe • Saxophone • Trumpet • Recorder • French horn • Trombone • Tuba • Drums

Registration is on-going. New students should consult with the Director at 718-475-5263 before registering.

A Cappella Group

Music Faculty

Do you enjoy reading challenging music for the sheer pleasure of it? Then, join us for once a month advanced a cappella singing of choral music under the direction of Raisa 12MU126F Shikhman. Date and time TBA. Fee: $10M/ $15NM (per 1 hour session)

Piano Nelly Cherepinskaya Tatyana Cherepinskaya Masha Dubravin Gregory Envid Yelena Khaymovich Raisa Shikhman Eileen Siegel Guitar Fred Crisson Kris Kaiser Strings Janice Bland Rosi Hertlein Eileen Siegel Woodwinds Daniel Kelley Janet Sirotta Margaret Wiltrout Brass Alan Aurelia Carolyn Clark Voice Lisa Forst Rosi Hertlein Raisa Shikhman Early Childhood Music Lisa Forst Kelly Grant Theory, Music Appreciation Thomas Baker Chamber Music Janet Sirotta Percussion Thomas Baker Jamie Silberberg

Special Drum Circle Families with children and musicians of all ages are invited to participate in a drum workshop to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day . Percussion instruments will be provided or you may bring your own. Date TBA

Susan Wagner High School Jazz Performance and Art Exhibit Coming to the J in May

Jazz Performance A departmental fundraiser is also planned for this Spring. Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Celebrating Jewish Music Month March 8 Purim -April 7 Pesach We are planning an array of different activities in that month including faculty and student performances, lectures on Klezmer music and references to music in the bible and plan to include others in community who would like to contribute. All submissions for programs are open to general membership, subject to approval. 26

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Melissa Kraker, Health & Fitness Director Carol Weinberg, Group Fitness Coordinator

718.475.5274 718.475.5270 ext 1205

mkraker@sijcc.com scubajcc@verizon.net

It is winter and baby…it’s cold outside!!. We know that reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body…so why not bring your bedtime book to read on our new elliptical machines instead of staying under the covers? Continue your exercise program in the winter and don’t lose all the progress you’ve made! New Year’s resolutions often revolve around starting exercise programs during this time of the year,. The challenge is to make the decision and be consistent... no matter what the weather is like. A good fitness goal is like a strenuous exercise---it makes you stretch! Keeping active and fit all year round may not be easy, but it’s possible if you set your mind to it. The benefits are both physical and psychological. If your goal is to be more fit by summer..exercise, healthy food choices and portion control will help you achieve it. Our top notch group fitness classes and influence from peer members and instructors make the difference. When you feel good about yourself, it shows in everything you do. While the fitness industry has seen more than its fair share of trends, exercise fundamentals have pretty much stayed the same: To get toned, challenge your muscles with heavier weights and new exercisers. To burn fat and calories, increase your workout intensity and to stave off boredom, mix up your routine. Try one of our new group fitness classes every weekday for five days and you’ll feel stronger, firmer and more energized!! Remember success is a journey, not a destination and your journey starts right here inside the Avis Fitness Center. Our two complimentary 30 minute orientations are required for each new member and should be scheduled by a personal trainer upon joining (see below). Some of these orientations grow into a comprehensive fitness assessment session (Personal training) and relationships between the member and trainers are well established as you reach your attainable goals.

Locker Rentals

Guest Pass Policy

Our Fitness Center has male and female locker rooms equipped with showers. Lockers are for daily use only. • You can rent a locker for only $30 annually. 12FC107 • We also have mini lockers for wallets, cash and valuables for 25 cents.

• Daily Guest passes are $15 12FC106 • If you join our Fitness Center within 30 days of the expiration of your guest pass, you may apply the guest fee towards your membership dues. • Guest Passes are issued at the Reception desk in the lobby. We will photocopy your Driver’s License or Photo ID card for security purposes before issuing the Guest Pass.

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Enrollment Policy • Everyone wishing to join the Fitness Center will be asked to complete a Liability Waiver. If you have a medical restriction, you will be asked to provide a medical clearance note from your physician. • You are entitled to two complimentary 30 minute orientations upon joining the Fitness Center. Please note our orientations are by appointment only.

Teen Membership The Teen rate/discount is for ages 12-20. • Teens are required to go through the orientation process to ensure a safe environment for themselves as well as others around them. Once they do this, they are permitted to use the Fitness Center without parental supervision. • Teens can only use the Fitness Center during non-school hours.

New Member Orientations Our two complimentary 30 minute orientations are required for each new member and should be scheduled by a personal trainer upon joining. This orientation is a basic demonstration of the safe and effective operation of the cardio and strength training equipment. Some of these orientations grow into a comprehensive fitness assessment session (Personal training) and relationships between the member and trainers are well established as they reach their obtainable goals.

AVIS FITNESS HOURS Mon-Thursday

8am to 8:30pm

Friday

8am to 2pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

8am to 1pm

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Personal Training Get maximum results in minimum time with a program designed specifically for you. Our certified personal trainers will customize a workout to meet your fitness goals. Working with a trainer is one of the fastest, easiest, most successful ways to improve your health and fitness. JCC trainers will help you tackle any of the following fitness challenges: • Lose weight • Make lifestyle changes • Set realistic goals and determine safe strategies • Monitor your progress • Learn the correct way to use equipment and appropriate form and technique for cardiovascular work and weight training. • Get motivated and stay motivated. Purchase the Personal Training package that fits your interest. To add some extra fun, consider a “2 Fit” package for you and a friend to do together. Packages are available for 3, 5 and 10 sessions of 30 or 60 minutes each. Package 3 pack of 30 minutes 5 pack of 30 minutes 10 pack of 30 minutes 3 pack of 60 minutes 5 pack of 60 minutes 10 pack of 60 minutes

Single Person $70 12FC111 $120 12FC113 $220 12FC115 $130 12FC117 $230 12FC119 $430 12FC121

2 Fit (2 People) $90 12FC112 $140 12FC114 $250 12FC116 $160 12FC118 $260 12FC120 $460 12FC122

general group fitness class menu* SUNDAY

8:30am 9:30am

Super Strength Zumba

Rosanna Rosanna

MONDAY

8:30am 10:30am 11:15am 12:45pm 6:30 pm 7:00pm

Pilates Crunch Latin Style Mix* PEP* Yoga* Hula Hooping Creative Dance(

Janice Diane Diane Hadassah Melissa W. Melissa W.

TUESDAY

8:30am 9:30am 10:30am 10:45am 11:30am 12:45pm 7:00pm

PUMP Abercise PEP* Sitercise* Swingin Silvers Plus TaiChi * PUMP

Bonnie Bonnie Diane Tiffany Tiffany Connie Lauren

WEDNESDAY

9:00am 10:00am 10:30am 11:00am 12:45pm 7:00pm 7:30pm

Zumba Core & More Sitercise Chair Yoga * TaiChi * Body Bar Express Yogilates

Diane Bonnie Tiffany Noel Connie Agnes Agnes

THURSDAY

9:00am 10:30am 11:00am 7:30pm

Power Pilates PEP * Sitercise * Zumba

Allyce Diane Connie Rosanna

FRIDAY

8:30am 9:00am 10:00am 11:00am 12:00pm

Abercise Pilates Crunch Power Yoga Chair Yoga ( Silverstretch Glide & Tone

Janice Janice Noel Noel Connie

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 718.475.5270 ext: 1205 (schedule is subject to change) * denotes DFTA classes 28


Mike Reape, Sports & Recreation Director Abe Medina, Sports Coordinator

718.475.5212 718.475.5200 ext. 1107

mreape@sijcc.com amedina@sijcc.com

Dance Factory

Youth Karate

Our famous dance class at the Bernikow JCC has been successfully up and running since September! The dancers are performing ballet, jazz and tap each Monday from 4-5pm in the Group Fitness studio. If you would like your pre-schooler to join in on the fun each week please contact Dance Factory Coordinator Melissa Kraker at mkraker@sijcc.com for further information or pick up a lovely Dance folder containing the registration forms and program calendar at the reception desks.

This is a great way to help your child be active while learning and/or improving qualities like self discipline, respect and self confidence. Our new program at both locations can benefit your child by offering self-discipline, confidence, respect, physical fitness and life long wellness. Continual involvement in karate will only improve your child’s skills and help them master this time honored discipline. For further details of times and dates for our January & February classes‌please email Melissa Kraker at mkraker@sijcc.com

Baby Boot Camp

Youth Tennis

Time at home with a newborn baby is wonderful and exhausting - and at times bewildering. Who prepares new moms for all the mysteries a newborn can bring? Baby Boot Camp comes to the rescue with a 10 week series of fat burning sweat sessions to steer new moms through the first year. Bring your baby and be fit at the same time with these stroller based fitness classes. Jumpstart your weight loss, strengthen your abdominals, improve your posture, increase your energy and improve your day. Plus you can enjoy the camaraderie and support of fellow new moms just like you! These classes are being offered at both JCC locations in January and February. Please contact Melissa Kraker at mkraker@sijcc.com for further information as well as our January Bulletin and website.

Due to high enrollment, we added a third tennis time on Sundays at the Bernikow JCC. Our sessions are going to restart in February with certified tennis instructor Dmytro. This program is designed and structured for kids and adults to learn, rally and play quickly. Participants will receive extensive instruction in fundamental stroke production and basic strategies. Intermediate players will work on making shots more reliable and effective. Classes are conducted for the two youth sessions (4 - 5pm & 5 - 6pm) and one adult session (6 - 7pm) in the upstairs gymnasium. Bring a tennis racquet and a water bottle. Please check our January Bulletin and website for specific dates and times or contact Melissa Kraker at mkraker@sijcc.com. For further information.

Prenatal Yoga Prenatal yoga classes are more popular than ever. When paired with a cardiovascular exercise such as walking, yoga can be an ideal way to stay in shape during your pregnancy. It keeps you limber, tones your muscles and improves your balance and circulation with little impact on your joints. Learing how to breathe properly primes you for labor and childbirth by training you to stay calm when you need it most. Taking our prenatal classes is another way to meet other pregnant members at the JCC too! These classes will be offered in January and February at both locations. For further details please contact Melissa Kraker at mkraker@sijcc.com

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Femcho (Feminine*Energetic*Mindful* Cool* Healthy* Original). This program is designed to develop inner and outer strength for pre-teen girls and encourage health, self-respect and a fit body and mind. They will be participating in physical activities that include strength, cardiovascular conditioning, coordination and flexibility while affirming their self worth and confidence. At Femcho, we discuss important topics girls face each day and incorporate healthy living and discovering your own uniqueness and respect for others. This will be a 10 week program starting in January at the Avis/South Shore JCC. For further details of times and dates...please email Melissa Kraker at mkraker@sijcc.com

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JCC Presents Shoot for Success Basketball Training All sessions supervised and instructed by Gerry Mosley. Gerry has extensive experience in NCAA-sanctioned leagues, will bring his dynamic style, and experienced staff to our camp. Provides each camper with quality instruction in both individual and team concepts. We ensure quality teaching of fundamentals and personalized attention to skill development. Learning the art of shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding and defense. Call Mike Reape at 718.475.5212 or Gerry Mosley at 917.865.6509 Free Clinic Sunday February 5th 11am PreK & K 1st and 2nd Grade 11am 3rd and 4th Grade 12 noon 5th and 6th Grade 1pm 7th and 8th Grade 2pm 10 Exciting Sessions 12PE401 Fee: $125M/$150NM *5% Discount if you attended Gerry Fall Clinics

High school Basketball 10 games plus play offs Registration date: Monday March 21 12PE220W Fees: $110 Includes T shirt Please call Paul DeMarco for details 718.435.5103

Men’s Unlimited Basketball Registration is ongoing please contact Mike Reape @718.475.5212 for details 12PE225W Fees $500 per team


Eileen Yard, Director of Wellness Services

718.475.5211

eyard@sijcc.com

DR. RON & NANCY AVIS FITNESS CENTER FEEL STRONG. LIVE HEALTHY. BE INSPIRED. All of us have different reasons for why we come to the JCC Fitness Center, and what we do inside its 5,000 square feet of fitness brilliance. No matter what kind of fitness activity you choose, our enthusiastic staff will be there to assist you with our equipment, offer suggestions for your workout and provide helpful fitness tips. Our signature fitness & personal training programs, cutting-edge equipment and innovative classes distinguish us as so much more than just your ordinary health club. We continue to expand our program offerings and are excited to introduce new, innovative elements to our membership.

Fitness Policies & Rules Age Limit - Children under the age of 16 are not permitted in the Fitness Center. Youth 13 - 15 years are able to use the Fitness Center only after undergoing a JCC Teen Tune-Up Certification Course and they check in with the fitness staff verifying their eligibility each time they work out. Note: There is a $30 charge for the Teen Tune-Up Certification Course, and both sessions must be completed before the individual is allowed to utilize the Fitness Center and its programs. 12BFC140

Towel Service Towel service is available for the term of your membership at no additional cost. With this service, at the Sports & Wellness reception desk, you must register for towel exchange cards in order to access towels.

Locker Rooms Our locker rooms are designed to fit all your needs. Whether changing before and after a workout or massage, or just unwinding in the sauna or steam room, you can have access to a locker for the day or annually. Lockers are available for daily use at no charge. Locks are not provided and if left on lockers overnight are subject to being cut off. Age recommendation - children of opposite sex no older than age 4. A family changing room is available.

Locker Rentals Instead of carrying your workout clothes back and forth to the gym, the Bernikow JCC Fitness Center offers annual locker rentals, giving you one less thing to worry about. Rental lockers are available on a first come first served basis, and are only available to Platinum members. 12BFC101 Fee: $12 month/$144 annual

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We offer many programs and services to our members: Some of these programs include: • Free Fitness Assessment • Complimentary Life Style Orientation • Mobility and Stability Testing • Free Functional Training Workout

Monthly Observances Look for programs to support the following monthly observances: January National Blood Donor Month Blood Drive Monday, January 16 February American Heart Month March National Nutrition Month

Personal Training If you are looking for a personal fitness program that will deliver results and keep you motivated, our programs are perfect for you! Group Personal Training Affordable, small group personal training and progressive fitness programs designed to meet your needs. Fun, motivating and resultsdriven. TRX Suspension Training Total Body Resistance Exercise that tones your body and strengthens your core. 30 Minute Boxing Sessions For an ultimate power and conditioning workout. Prenatal Personal Training Now available, call for more information.

Theme Spin Third Sunday of each month January Mamma Mia February Disco March 70’s Rock

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TEXTercise

Pink Program

LOL while you get FIT. Have a great time with your friends, update your status on Facebook while updating your six pack, and upload pics while you unload fat. Fun, hip, now type of class that is different from any other "boring" fitness class. TEXTercise is a workout designed for teens that allows them to get a great total body workout in, all while using no weights, simply their cellphone in hand. The workout is designed in a way that allows the people to actually text (each other, the instructor, their Facebook friends, etc) while doing various exercises.

Breast cancer treatments can be life-saving, yet often leave exhaustion and other health concerns in their wake. Research shows the right blend of exercise can help you: • Lower the odds of breast cancer recurrence • Boost energy and strength • Restore ease in performing daily tasks This exciting, effective 6 week program will help you exercise safely while enhancing your overall health whether you’re in the midst of treatment or years beyond it. Designed by Harvard breast cancer surgeon & survivor Dr. Carolyn M. Kaelin and Master Trainers Josie Gardiner and Joy Prouty, it is the only breast cancer recovery program approved by the American Council Group classes are tailored for different surgeries and adapted for all fitness levels. A one-on-one interview with a trainer is required before class begins.

Flash Mob Fitness A flash mob (or flashmob) is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, artistic expression Flash mobs are organized via telecommunications, social media, or viral e-mails. We will be hosting Flash Mob Fitness here at the JCC every Sunday at 11am. Classes will include a variety of exercise to appeal to most fitness levels and incorporate strength and conditioning with a great experience. Classes are led by Frank Mensah a well known instructor on Staten Island. We will be conducting Flash Mob Fitness throughout the Bernikow building on Sundays with the location announced each week via Social Media. Don’t miss combining fitness and excitement in this social environment. Classes are free to JCC members.

Staten Island Slim Down The best way to change your life is with plenty of support. Join other JCC members in their workouts to get in shape for the Staten Island Slim Down. Now forming JCC team www.statenislandslimdown.com Launches January 22, 2pm

Spa at the J Relax and unwind after your workout at the Spa her at the J. We offer a full array of spa servies including manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing, body wraps and massage. Try a massage with our new therapist Yevginy. Some of our featured specialties for the winter include: • Swedish Massage Special • Loyalty Program • Collagen Mask Facial For an appointment, please call 718.475.5210

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Mike Reape, Sports & Recreation Director Abe Medina, Sports Coordinator

718.475.5212 718.475.5200 ext 1107

mreape@sijcc.com amedina@sijcc.com

RICHMOND COUNTY SAVINGS BANK FOUNDATION HEALTH & FITNESS WING Perla & Richard Kuhn Gym

Autistic Programming

Outdoor/Indoor Soccer

Learning and participating in athletic skills is a good exercise that many ASD children do not get. Our programs will provide a safe environment that will encourage exercise, socialization and fun. Team sports help some children with Autism to increase their patience, reduce temper tantrums, and enhance social skills, physical coordination as well as their focus and attention. Yoga, Swimming and Basketball 10 sessions each 12PE114W Fee: $150M/$170NM Start Date: Sunday January 8, 10am Upstairs Gym For information, please call Jill Bruen, 718.475.5212

Learn how to play soccer. Teach children the value of team play while increasing their coordination. Join the J’s favorite soccer coach, Abe for clinic and league play on Sundays and Thursdays. Please call Abe Medina for information, 718.475.5213. 12PE311W Fee: $135M/$170NM Registration: February 26 11am

YOGA/MOVEMENT The JCC is hoping to connect with the students through yoga - follow instructions, to learn the parts of their bodies, to work alongside their classmates and to enjoy moving their bodies. Yoga offers a structured, focused activity that doesn’t have a judgmental 12PE115W right/wrong component. Registration: Sunday January 8, 11am SWIMMING Basic swimming skills are important for all children but especially for children who are less aware of their surroundings. Swimming can aid children with emotional, behavioral, sensory, and communication disorders. It also improves muscle development, coordination, relaxation, and building self-esteem. 12PE116W Registration: Thursday January 12, 4:30pm BASKETBALL All players need to work on individual skills as well as team-building skills. The children will work on their attention and focus, independent transitions to all stations, and basic skills. Relay games will encourage team-building. We will incorporate turn-taking, keeping hands to self, cooperative play, communicating appropriately with peers, staying on task, exhibiting good sportsmanship, putting forth best effort, following teacher’s verbal/visual directions.

Gym and Pool Rentals The JCC offers Rental space to both members and non-members. Please call Mike Reape 718.475.5212 for all inquiries. Special discounts are available for members and long term rentals.

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Men’s Basketball League Come down on Registration/Evaluation night to be placed on a team of 8. Play 20 minute halves with a 5 minute half time for a great workout and get home just in time for kickoff. You are guaranteed 10 games and at least one play-off game. So grab the guys, come on down to the J, and maybe you can be part of the list of JCC Men’s Basketball Champs! Call Abe 718.475.5200 ext 1107. 12PE221W Fee: $135M/$160NM

Introduction to Sports This introductory class will give your young athlete the chance to sample all the major sports. Class will include Soccer, Baseball, Football skills (non contact) Boot Camp training, Floor Hockey and much more. At the conclusion of the class your child will receive and Sports Diploma from the JCC. Fees: 10 sessions $100M/$150NM 12PE102W Registration: February 29, 4pm

JCC Dan Lynch Baseball Future Stars Training Academy Take Your Game to the Next Level with Dan. T ball through 4th grade Depending on your position we can teach you unique skills. Our participants will spend the entire week living and breathing Baseball and will have the skills to propel them into little League. Highlights • Coaching from professional director and staff • Baseball Instruction, drills and scrimmages • Personal evaluation of your baseball skills • Advice to parents about Little League. • Weekly report cards 10 sessions per class Fees: $125M/$150NM 12PE362W

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aquatics Claudia McLaughlin, Aquatics Director Phylis Goldberg, Aquatic Supervisor

718.475.5215 718.475.5215

cmclaughlin@sijcc.com pgoldberg@sijcc.com

LUCILLE & JAY CHAZANOFF INDOOR POOL COMPLEX Take a dip or steam your winter blues away! As the winter approaches and the snow begins to fall, take advantage of all of our indoor swim programs. Whatever your skill or interest level, you’ll find the right class with the JCC’s incredible aquatics program. Children and adults of all ages can go from learning to swim to enhancing their skills and even engaging in competitive swimming. Join us for all of this fun and exercise in the water, and you will enjoy every minute! Specific times will be available for male and female only swim periods, for those who are looking to enjoy a private swim. Stay active this winter with the JCC! Take time to enjoy the Aquatic Center at the Bernikow JCC as you swim the beautiful Olympic size indoor pool overlooking the Green Belt and relax in the steam room, sauna and whirlpool. Plus, complimentary towel service and grooming stations will enhance your aquatic activities. We’ve thought of everything so you don’t have to! All aquatic classes & programs for children and adults are held in the JCC’s Bernikow Building.

Splash Aqua Workout Whether you’re looking for a change in your workout routine, giving overstressed or injured muscles a break, or just looking to have fun, SPLASH is for you! By combining the resistance of water, the power of specialized water equipment, and the charisma of your favorite instructors, your workout becomes a whole new, energizing experience. This nonimpact, total body workout welcomes all fitness levels. SPLASH your way to a healthier you! Look for the group schedule for the days and times.

Pre-Competitive Skills Program/ Youth Stroke Development Clinic This program is designed for competitive swimmers who want to stay in shape and fine tune stroke mechanics year round. Focus is on the four competitive strokes: Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly and perfecting starts and turns. Try-outs required. Please call the Aquatics office for an appointment. Ages: 6 years – 18 years March 7 - August 11, 2012. Fee: $275M/ $410NM

Swimming Lessons: The American Red Cross Way “Tadpoles, Whales, Sharks and Dolphins” Level 1 through Level 4. There will be two 5-week sessions. Level 1- Introduction to Water Skills “Tadpoles” Sundays, 10-11am Session I 12AQ141W Session II 12AQ149W or Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm Session I 12AQ142W Session II 12AQ150W Ages 3 + years. Introduction to swimming. They will learn breath control and underwater swimming. Certified instructors will be teaching children swimming on front and back, and treading. Level 2 – Fundamental Aquatic Skills “Whales” Session I 12AQ143W Session II 12AQ151W Sundays, 10-11am or Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm Session I 12AQ144W Session II 12AQ152W Ages 3 + years. Whales begin their training with the front crawl (freestyle), elementary backstroke, treading water and introduction to rhythmic breathing. Level 3 – Stroke Development “Sharks” Sundays, 11am Session I 12AQ145W Session II 12AQ153W or Thursdays, 4:30pm Session I 12AQ146W Session II 12AQ154W Ages 5 + years. Our Sharks work on refining their Level 2 skills. Front crawl (freestyle) and backstroke skills are developed and diving is introduced. Level 4 – Stroke Improvement “Dolphins” Sundays, 11am Session I 12AQ147W Session II 12AQ155W or Thursdays, 4:30pm Session I 12AQ148W Session II 12AQ156W Ages 6 + years. Refinement of Level 3 skills. This program will include freestyle, backstroke, introduction to breaststroke and butterfly and also diving and open turns. Session I Level 1 and Level 2 starts Sunday January 8, 2012 or Tuesday, January 10 Sessions end Sunday February 5, 2012 and Tuesday, February 7. Level 3 and Level 4 starts Sunday January 8, 2012 or Thursday, January 12 Sessions end Sunday February 5 and Thursday, February 9, 2012. Session II Level 1 and Level 2 starts Sunday February 19, 2012 or Tuesday, February 2 Session ends Sunday March 18 and Tuesday March 20, 2012 Level 3 and Level 4 starts Sunday February 19, 2012 or Thursday, February 23 Sessions end Sunday, March 18, 2012 and Thursday, March 22. Fee: $150M/$225NM 34


Become an American Red Cross certified lifeguard. Must be 15 years old and pass a preliminary swim test. Classes begin in January. 12AQ211 Fee: $225M/$280NM

Private Swim Lessons Youth or Adults Nothing benefits the young swimmer more than personalized instruction. By appointment only. This class is designed for one-on-one instruction. Beginning at the current level of the child or adult and working towards American Red Cross Level skills. *10 lessons scheduled and paid will receive a 10% discount on this program. Ages 3 and up 30 or 45 minute sessions available 12AQ203 Fee: $30 per 30 minutes M $40 per 30 minutes NM 12AQ204 Members: $40 per 45 minutes session Nonmembers: $55 for 45 minutes

Babies R Swimming Put your child on the path to swimming. Introduces infants/toddlers to the water with the comfort of their caregiver. An adult must accompany the child in the pool for the entire lesson. Age 6 months – 3 years. Each session is 5 weeks. Session I Starts Sunday, January 8, 10:15-11am 12AQ157W or Tuesday, January 10, 10:30-11:15am and Thursday, January 12, 10:30-11:15am. 12AQ158W Session ends Sunday, February 5 and Tuesday/Thursday February 7 and 9. Session II Starts Sunday, February 19, 10:15-11am 12AQ159W or Tuesday February 21, 10:30-11:15am and Thursday February 23, 10:30-11:15am 12AQ160W Sessions end for Sunday classes March 18. Sessions end for Tuesday/Thursday classes March 20 and 22. Fee: Sunday Classes: $150M/$225NM Fee: Tuesday & Thursday Classes $200M/ $300NM

A Special Needs Program For the child who needs extra care due to developmental conditions. Our program helps children who need special assistance with the development of motor skills as exercise for their joints and muscles. 12AQ161W Session I Winter session classes begin Tuesday, January 10, 3:30-4:30pm. This is a 5-week session. Classes end February 7. 12AQ162W Session II Classes begin Tuesday, February 21, 3:304:30pm. Classes end March 20. Fee: $150M/$200NM

Richmond Aquatics Club @ the JCC Richmond Aquatics Club at the JCC is an United States Swim Team that meets from September - August. This is the perfect program for someone who is new to the sport or an established competitive swimmer. There are four training groups of swimmers from ages 6 – 18. Placement into one of the groups will be based on experience, ability level and a tryout administered by the coaches. Placement is at the complete discretion of the coaches. There are two breaks built in to the training year, April and August. Please call the Aquatics Office for try-out information- Claudia McLaughlin 718.475.5215.

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Lifeguard Training and CPR

New York Swim Academy New York Swim Academy believes that swimming is an essential part of a full life, and we are happy to be able to offer everything you will need to give swimming a place in your life. We offer classes for children at all skill levels and ages, allowing them to progress smoothly into skilled swimmers. Our unique and dynamic teaching methods will take your child from beginner to the level where they feel comfortable to become a competitive swimmer. Registration process for all new clients begins with a free evaluation class to assess child’s comfort level in the pool. Instructor will spend five to ten minutes with the child identifying appropriate level, recommending private or a group class placement. 12AQ422 Group lessons: $295M/$395NM 10 sessions 60 minutes each Private lessons: $30M/$40NM for 1 session of 12AQ421 30 minutes Students can join lessons at any time. Lessons are ongoing, year around. For more information please contact us at 347.982.5656 or nyswimacademy@gmail.com

Triathlon Training/Masters Training Thursday 8:30pm – 9:30pm. This will be an 8 week course with the classes starting a new session on Thursday December 8 – January 26. Fee: $44M/$64NM 12AQ163W

Gender Swims Please look at the pool calendars for the schedule. Times may vary and are subject to change. Opposite gender locker rooms will be locked during these gender only swim sessions.

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gymnastics

gymnastics Mary Fontana, Gymnastics Director 718.720.7983

718.475.5275 or mfontana@sijcc.com

Celebrating over 30 Years! The JCC and Richmond Gymnastics Center have come together to make our gymnastic facility the largest on Staten Island. The Richmond Gymnastics Center introduced gymnastics to New York City over 30 years ago. Since then, they have trained Staten Island's finest gymnasts. Richmond Gymnastics Center, expert in the Pre-School Gymnastics field, has trained preschoolers for the past 30 years. Classes for all age groups culminate with a Gymnastic exhibition held at the JCC. Pre-teams and team programs: USAG Levels 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 are held Monday through Friday. 3 to 15 hours per week are required to become a team member. Fees: $620 (10 months) or $62 a month Members $720 (10 mo.) or 12RG101 $72 a month NonMembers ($25 Non-member registration fee)

Program Philosophy: Our main objective is to further the development of all our students as gymnasts. Our recreational and team programs will allow students to gain self-confidence, poise and pride in all they do; qualities that last a lifetime. For information call 718.475.5275 or 718.720.7983.

Cheer tumbling classes offered for cheer groups at a special rate.

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FEATURING THE USA JUNIOR OLYMPIC PROGRAM

Day and time will be given to you upon registration. Pay in full or provide credit card number to be debited monthly. Sibling and group rates available.

AVIS/SOUTH SHORE CLASS SCHEDULE Wigglers 2 ½ year olds co-ed Trompers 3 & 4 year olds co-ed

Super Rompers Girls and Boys 5 & 6 year olds

Girls and Boys 7, 8 & 9 year olds 1 hour or 2 hour classes available.

10 years old and over 1 hour or 2 hour classes available.

Monday

10am

Monday Wednesday Thursday

11am, 12pm, 4pm 4pm 4pm

Monday

4pm, 5pm

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

4pm, 5pm, 6pm 4pm, 5pm 4pm, 5pm 4pm

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

5pm, 6pm or 5-7pm 4pm, 5pm, 6pm 5pm, 6pm or 5-7pm 4pm, 5pm, 6pm or 5-7pm 5pm, 6pm or 5-7pm

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

5pm-6pm or 5-7pm 5pm-6pm or 5-7pm 5pm-6pm or 5-7pm 5pm-6pm or 5-7pm

BERNIKOW CLASS SCHEDULE Boys and Girls Monday 3 years & older

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4pm (all ages), 5pm (7+ years)


jcc makes a difference

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community programs

community programs

FREE

JCC Community Health Insurance Programs Maureen Fisher, Director

718.981.1400

mfisher@sijcc.com

Since 2000, our Community Health Insurance Programs (CHIP) have been offering enrollment into Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicaid at convenient locations on Staten Island, and help with problems or issues you might have with your insurance carrier or health care provider through our Community Health Advocates Program (CHA). At our offices, friendly and knowledgeable enrollers will help you determine eligibility and apply for the appropriate public health insurance program, available to almost all children under the age of 19 and moderate to low income adults. These terrific New York State funded insurance programs have helped residents manage their health through comprehensive benefits. Enrollers will also help you choose a health plan and primary care physician – all at no cost to you! In 2010 the staff at the CHIPS office enrolled over 4,000 people into health insurance programs. The elimination of the resource test and recent increase in income levels makes more people than ever eligible for public health insurance programs. Call the CHIP office to see if you qualify. Our CHA coordinator is trained to assist you in answering questions and solving problems. Knowledgeable and caring, she will help you navigate the confusing maze of managed care, whether you have public or private health insurance. She can also screen you for public health insurance eligibility, assist you with your re-certification, and conduct presentations a variety of topics, including "Consumer Rights and Responsibilities" and "Public Health Insurance Eligibility and Re-certification." Please call at 718.981.1400 if you are interested in scheduling a presentation at your business or organization. Visit us at our main office located at 1859 Victory Boulevard (between Manor Road and Jewett Avenue) or telephone us at 718.981.1400 to see if you qualify for one of our programs. Our enrollers can offer assistance in a number of languages including English, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Yiddish, Ukrainian. Other convenient locations include: • Avis/South Shore JCC, 1297 Arthur Kill Road 718.475.5271 • Project Hospitality, 514 Bay Street 718.720.8807 • Community Health Center of Richmond, 166 Port Richmond Ave. 718.981.1400

Beacon Programs I.S. 49 JCC/Beacon Program Ingrid Ebanks, Director 718.556.1565 Steve Kessler, Afterschool Coordinator

Now in its tenth year of service to the communities of Park Hill and Stapleton on the north shore of Staten Island, the JCC/Beacon Program offers a wide variety of essential services to school age children as well as adults. Our mission is to provide activities that are not generally available to residents of these communities. Regularly scheduled afterschool, evening and Saturday programs include academic tutoring, social services, recreation, leadership development, music, dance, art and drama as well as nutritional counseling, pregnancy prevention, good health recommendations, cultural and educational special events. We provide services to over 1,200 youth and adults each month.

Tottenville JCC/Beacon Program at Tottenville High School Cliff Bloom, Director 718.605.3033

The JCC/Beacon program at Tottenville High School provides opportunities to community residents of the south shore of Staten Island. Our goal is to offer additional services such as: academic tutoring, recreation, leadership development and social services, all free of charge to our community. As we enter our third year at Tottenville, we will be serving over 1,800 students and adults each month. We will continue to offer services and activities that are necessary but not as available to our community residents as they would like. We will try and be a resource for a lack of services that our community residents’ desire.

JCC/Beacon Cornerstone Program Ingrid Ebanks, Supervisor Debra Fredrick, Onsite Director

718.981.0500

Starting its third year, the JCC/Beacon Satellite provides services for both children and adults in the NYCHA Housing in Stapleton. Similar to the IS 49 program, there is an afterschool program for children followed by diverse activities for adults in the evening. Activities at the Beacon Satellite are age appropriate and based on the expressed needs and interests of the participants. In April, 2011 Cornerstone moved into the Gerard Carter Community Center. Regularly scheduled afterschool, evening and Saturday programs include academic, recreational, social services, and the arts. 38


FREE

Part of the naturalization process includes successfully completing a test administered by the US Citizenship and Immigration Service. This course helps prepare immigrants to take that test by introducing US history and government with the appropriate English vocabulary and grammar structure for ESL students who are preparing to take the US citizenship examination. Practice questions and books are supplied. Please call 718.508.3885 for further information and availability.

FREE

ESL English As A Second Language

This program is designed to help immigrants in the community learn and improve their English language skills. Regardless of the language you speak, we can teach you English. There are classes available in both beginner and intermediate levels. This is an intensive course given two times a week for a 10 week cycle. Students are assessed and put into appropriate classes according to level. The focus is to facilitate conversational English, reading and writing in order for students to find employment, make promotional gains and increase involvement in their children’s education. Contact Carolyn Magliolo, ESL Coordinator, 718.508.3885

FREE

Health Literacy Classes

FREE

Ask us about our partnerships with Staten Island University Hospital and Richmond University Medical Center which provides ESOL classes to community members who would benefit from assistance navigating the healthcare system. Help will be given, for example, in reading signs and maps, asking the right questions of healthcare providers, filling out insurance forms, managing chronic diseases, following medical instructions, measuring and scheduling medications to name a few. Students will learn preventative activities like exercising, eating healthy foods, and how to manage stress. For more information regarding participating hospitals please call 718.508.3885.

GED/ABE Preparatory Program

community programs

Citizenship Preparation

FREE

Rose Shargo, Director 718.508.3881 rshargo@sijcc.com Maria Anselmo, Program Coordinator 718.508.3882 manselmo@sijcc.com

The JCC offers GED preparatory classes which provide students with the necessary skills needed to pass the GED (high school equivalency diploma) exam. Classes are FREE and are taught by qualified instructors. Day and evening schedules are available. Official State Practice tests are administered to all students to determine when their ready to pass the GED exam. This program provides scheduling for all eligible students to take their GED exam at the local testing center. Requirements for admittance; applicant must be 17.5 years old or older at the time of registration and score an intermediate level or higher on the entrance exam. Enrollment is limited for this successful program. If you are serious about continuing your education, call our GED Hotline 718.508.3895. Become friends with us on Facebook @ “JCC Ged”.

Literacy Zone Program Maria Anselmo, Coordinator 718.981.1716 718.508.3882 The JCC is pleased to announce an exciting new initiative called the Literacy Zone Program. Literacy Zones were developed by the New York State Board of Regents and the State Education Department to close the achievement gap in urban and rural communities of concentrated poverty and large numbers of families and individuals with limited literacy or English language proficiency. The program provides a systemic focus on meeting the literacy needs of communities, from birth to adult. The JCC, in partnership with Project Hospitality, El Centro del Immigrante and Make the Road New York will have two Family Welcome Centers at which interested individuals can obtain comprehensive services focusing on offering them pathways out of poverty. Services include the following: • A continuum of literacy services from early childhood through adult, including strong support for parent involvement in their child’s literacy development at home and engagement with the school system; • Assistance and support for at-risk youth to enable them to complete high school and succeed in postsecondary education or advanced training; • Postsecondary transition that enable out-of-school youth and adults to attain a high school equivalency diploma and succeed in postsecondary education; • Programs that enable out-of-school youth and adults who are receiving public assistance, food stamps, or families with family incomes less than 200% of poverty to obtain and retain employment; • Pathways to citizenship and English language proficiency for limited English language adults; • Workforce development programs, including apprenticeship, career and technical education, and career pathways; • Support for mature workers and senior citizens to enable them to stay out of poverty Family Welcome Center, 1859 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314 39


Registration form How to Register 1. Fill out a registration form COMPLETELY for each individual registering. Additional forms are available in the Center lobby or you may duplicate as many forms as you need. 2. Write a check to the JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER for full tuition to cover all classes and activities requested. 3. Full payment must accompany registration or registration will not be accepted. 4. Place the registration form(s) and your check in an envelope and either address completely for mailing or see the receptionist at either JCC building. If mailing, mark the envelope "Registration." 5. No confirmation will be sent. Participants are expected at the first session as listed. You will be notified only if a class is cancelled. 6. Non-members may enroll only in those classes that show a non-member fee. 7. Not responsible for typographical errors.

Member Information Please return to the JCC, 1466 Manor Road, Staten Island, NY 10314. Please use a separate form for each person. Call 718.475.5200 for additional forms. When listing the course code in the shaded box below, members should use the M code; non-members should use the NM. Last Name

First Name

Address

City

State

ZIp

Child’s Name

Date of Birth

Child’s Name

Date of Birth

Child’s Name

Date of Birth

Participant's Name

Age

Course Code #

Class Name

Day/Time

Fee

Please Note: We agree that the JCC and/or UJA Federation may use any photograph, videotape or record in which I/we appear, taken for purposes of publicity, and/or advertising, may be used without additional approval.

Payment Information ❏ Platinum Member

❏ Gold Member

❏ Non-member

Membership Expires _________________

❏ Enclosed is my check in the amount of $ _______________ made payable to the JCC. ❏ Credit Card

Expiration Date _________

Account Number ________________________________

Signature ______________________________________________________

Authorization For Emergency Medical and/or Surgical Treatment This form must be on file for all children enrolled in courses. Authorization: In case of emergency, I hereby authorize the doctor or hospital to which my child/children may be brought (and whomever they may designate as their assistant) to perform an emergency procedure or operation, to give treatment and the administration of an anesthetic to my child. I also authorize the use of my hospitalization or medical coverage as indicated below: Child(ren) Name_________________________________________________________________________________ Address ____________________________________

Zip _________

Emergency and/or work phone# must be entered here: Name of Insurance policy :____________________________

Phone ______________________

# ________________________ Date ________ Policy # _________________

Please Note: The authorization granted by this form will be used only where absolutely necessary and only after every attempt has been made to contact the parent or guardian.

______________________________________________ signature & relationship to child


Designed to assist those in the Jewish community in need Partners with: • FEGS for employment services • NYLAG for legal services and financial counseling • MET Council for crisis intervention services • JBFCS for psycho-social services

“We give you the place to come to when you need the help you never thought you would need.”

Call 718.475.5228 to begin services “The Jewish Community at Work for You!”


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