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winter/spring 2011 Âť Health & Fitness 14 Marilyn and Marvin Simon Family Jewish Community Center on the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus of the Tidewater Jewish Community 757-321-2338

jcc hours

contact us

Monday-Thursday 5:30am–9:30pm


Friday 5:30am-4pm (Oct.–Mar.) 5:30am-6pm (Apr.–Sept.)

Simon Family JCC 5000 Corporate Woods Dr. Suite 100 Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Saturday 9am–3pm

winter/spring holiday schedule

Sunday 8am–6pm

Babysitting Available for ages 6 weeks - 5 years Monday-Thursday

8:30am–1:30pm & 3:30–7:30pm





The Zone

Computer Lab and area for children ages 6-up. See pg. 9. Monday-Thursday




Kid Fit

Fitness area with activities for ages 5-12. Parents must sign their children in and out with the Fit Zone staff and must remain in the building while children 12 and under participate. See pg. 9. Monday-Thursday

3:30-6pm (Sept. 5-June 21)


9am-12pm (June 22-Sept. 4)


10am–12pm (year round)

Cardo Cafe

Specialty coffees, smoothies, salads, sandwiches and wraps. Kosher Dairy Monday-Friday

membership dues


7 Day Trial coupon 50% off Enrollment Fee with Coupon

expires May 31, 2011

New Year’s Eve New Year’s Day Tu B’Shvat Purim Erev Pesach Pesach Pesach Pesach Pesach Pesach Pesach Pesach Pesach Yom Hashoah Yom Hazikaron Yom Ha’Atzmaut Memorial Day Erev Shavuot Shavuot Shavuot

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Tu B’Shvat: Also called the New Year for trees, on this arbor day, it is customary to eat fruit from trees that grow in Israel, plant trees or provide money for the planting of trees in Israel. Purim: The holiday of Purim involves a plot by the wicked Haman against the Jews and his eventual defeat and demise through the efforts of Mordechai and Queen Esther. Passover/Pesach: Passover recalls the deliverance of Jews from Egyptian slavery. Jews around the world celebrate their freedom at the Seder table as the story of the exodus from Egypt is told. Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Memorial Day. A day to remember the victims of the Holocaust. Yom Hazikaron: The day on which Israel honors its war veterans. It is intended to remind people of the price paid for independence, existence of the state and of what was achieved with the soldiers’ sacrifice. Yom Ha’Atzamaut: Israeli Independence Day celebrates the founding of the State of Israel. Shavuot: Shavuot means “weeks” signifying seven weeks after Passover. It celebrates the moment when Moses received the Torah and the 10 Commandments on Mount Sinai.

Corporate Membership

Bring a Friend

Bring your coworkers in and save! To get a corporate rate for your workplace and save 20% or more off of your membership, please contact Terry Corrigan at (757) 3212327 or tcorrigan@

Tuesday, January 11th, 12pm Corporate Members! Invite a friend! Special free Corporate Lunch - A special 20 minute fitness class at Noon followed by a free lunch from 12:30-1pm Registration required. Call 321-2327.

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Have Lunch on Us

(Memberships are for 12 Consecutive Months) Membership Type Monthly Fee Annual Fee Family $83 $996 $76 $912 Single Parent Family Couple $73 $876 Senior Adult (ages 65 & older) $52 $624 Adult (ages 26-64) $58 $696 Young Adult (ages 16-25) $40 $480 Corporate Family $66 $792 $46 $552 Corporate Adult Joining Fees: All new memberships pay a $75 joining fee for family and $50 joining fee for couple/single. Family Memberships: Includes school-age children and fulltime students age 26 and under. Corporate Rates: Apply to those corporations that have 5 or more employees with active memberships. Payment Options: The Simon Family JCC accepts checks, cash, VISA, MasterCard, Discover for annual payments and VISA, MasterCard, Discover or Electronic Fund Transfer from checking and savings accounts for monthly payments. Financial Assistance It is the philosophy of the JCC that no one is ever denied membership because of an inability to pay the membership dues. If there are special circumstances that require adjustments and/ or special assistance, please contact the Membership Services Director and request a confidential interview.

The Simon Family JCC strives to offer the best programming and activities in a Jewish environment. Look for this symbol next to programs designed to inspire Jewish journeys.

Synagogue Special

Join the JCC within 30 days of joining any area synagogue or temple and get 30% off both memberships! Participating synagogues include: Temple Emanuel, Beth El, Ohef Sholom, B’nai Israel, Kempsville Conservative Synagogue (KBH), Temple Israel, GomleyChesed and Beth Chaverim.

The Simon Family JCC is supported by the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and the United Way.

Senior Socials the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month

January 5th – Senior Social – 1:30pm 19th – Movie Day – 2pm February 2nd – Senior Social – 1:30pm 16th – Movie Day – 2pm March 2nd – Senior Social – 1:30pm 16th – Movie Day – 2pm April 6th – Senior Social – 1:30pm 20th – Movie Day – 2pm May 4th – Senior Social – 1:30pm 18th – Movie Day – 2pm

American Red Cross

Blood Drive

Come out and support the Red Cross. For more information please call Terry at 321-2327 or go to Wednesday, January 12th, 12pm-6pm Wednesday, May 4th, time: TBD

Positively Pink

Positively Pink is a free program open to anyone who is currently undergoing or post treatment for breast cancer. NEXT SESSION BEGINS JANUARY 2011. Its goal is to improve quality of life by reducing fatigue and improving the immune system. A physician’s approval is required. For more information please call Terry Corrigan at 321-2327 or Starr Kimmer at 321-2322.

jewish cultural arts February Kick off this important month by attending Anita, a heart-warming film about a young Jewish woman with Down Syndrome who, in 1974, gets lost after an anti-Semitic attack and finds kindness with strangers. The film is part of the annual Festival of Jewish Film (see right for details). During this month, the JCC will offer programming geared toward raising Jewish Disability awareness.

PURIM HAMANTASHEN (Pastry/Cookie) Baking Bash! ALL AGES! Sunday, March 27, 10-3pm Come learn how to bake some hamantashen, the traditional Jewish Purim holiday three-cornered treat! Or, come purchase hamantashen being freshly baked at the JCC (regular and sugar-free available)! We will be baking hamantashen to provide to Jewish Family Service for the Milk & Honey food assistance program and a portion of the proceeds from cookies purchased will benefit cancer programs! $5 per person—Enjoy Hamantashen as you bake. And Hamantashen can be purchased for $6 per dozen to take home with you! During May’s Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM), recognizing the more than 350-year history of Jewish contributions to American culture, enjoy special activities at the JCC including a trivia contest, lunchtime entertainment, movies, and more!

Annual Israel Festival! Celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel Independence Day! All ages! Sunday, May 15, Starting 1:00pm

Annual celebration that is all about Israel! Wear your white & blue and enjoy a day full of festivities for all ages! Watch for more details to come, including a new adults-only event!

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Artistry Blossoms... Senior Art Show Sunday, June 12, 2-4 pm Art Never Grows Old In partnership with Beth Sholom Village, join us for a juried art show for seniors, ages 55 and up.

January 22 - 30, 2011

Funds support future art shows.

The Leon Family Art Gallery Enjoy the work of local artists decorating our second-floor hallway gallery. Artists featured this spring and summer include: • Galina Lifshitz, January-February • Al Benas, March-April • Annual “Month of the Grieving Child” children’s artwork (from Jewish Family Service), April-May • Beth Sholom Village Residents, MayJune • Telsa Leon, June For more info, visit the JCC Cultural Arts Blog at www.simonjculturalarts.

Shir Darom Jewish Community Chorus Tuesdays, 7:30-9pm Join us for song, fellowship and local performances! Shir Darom is also available for your events. To book, contact Sheryl-Lynn Makela at 321-2304.

Shira Poetry Night Presented with the Poetry Society of Virginia Wed. Mar. 30, 6:30pm Local poets will read works relating to the Jewish experience and Jewish poetry collection books will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.

(at the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center) FREE Sneak Peak! Before the Festival begins, enjoy a free screening of “Two Ladies” at the JCC on Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 7pm. Seating limited. RSVP to 321-2338 for preferential seating. In partnership with TCC, the JCC presents its 18th season with a line-up of incredible cutting-edge, diverse, entertaining films… 1/22 Opening Night Saturday 7pm Matchmaker

1/23 Sunday Afternoon 2pm Holy Rollers

1/26 Wednesday Evening 7pm (Short Film) Passion Fruit (Feature) Seven Minutes in Heaven 1/27 Thursday Evening 7pm Ship of Fools (1965,

1/23 Sunday Evening 7pm (Short Film) Pigeon (Feature) Saviors in the Night

Critic Mal Vincent’s Pick)

1/29 Saturday Evening 7pm La Rafle

1/24 Monday Evening 7pm (Short Film) Pinchas (Feature) Ahead of Time

1/30 Sunday Afternoon 2pm Anita

1/25 Tuesday Evening 7pm (Short Film) Short Film Contest Winner; (Feature) Berlin ‘36

Bridge (Feature) Lebanon

(Once I was)

1/30 Sunday Evening 7pm (Short Film) Cohen on the

For film descriptions and trailers, visit

EXCLUSIVELY PRESENTED AT THE ROPER PERFORMING ARTStechnology CENTERin this fascinating Inhale-Exhale with performance as he performs 340 GRANBY STREET • NORFOLK, VIRGINIA Amir Gwirtzman on 20 woodwinds, horns,

Presented by:

Thursday, April 28, 7:30pm An academic

Marilyn and$20 partnership with: Marvin Simon Presented by the Simon Family JCC Family Jewish in partnership with the Spring 2011 CommunityVirginia Arts Festival Center on the Reba Gifted Israeli multiand Sam Sandler Family Campus of instrumentalist, Amir the Tidewater Jewish Community Gwirtzman, melds music tradition with 21st-century

bagpipes, flutes and percussion, instantly recording oneSponsored instrumental by: part atop another until the music crescendos into an orchestra of sound. Amir infuses “Inhale-Exhale” with a unique blend of the earthy R&B of Ray Charles, the soaring jazz of Chick Corea and Wayne Shorter, the rich rhythms of Cuban jazz and the spiritual depth of Jewish music.

The Simon Family JCC & Temple Emanuel Present…

Neshama Carlebach in Concert A Spiritual Journey of Soulful Music

with members of the Green Pastures Baptist Church Choir

Unifying Jewish Tradition and African American Song.

Saturday, January 15th, 7:30pm At the TCC Roper Theater, 340 Granby Street, Norfolk

Tickets: $25 To purchase tickets, call the JCC at 321-2338, or Temple Emanuel at 428-2591. To purchase online, visit www.

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jewish education For more information contact: Miriam Brunn Ruberg 321-2328

Adult Hebrew Reading Jan. 27-Mar. 31 10 weeks

Florence Melton Adult Mini-School In its 10th year, Melton is at the forefront of adult Jewish learning. Headquartered at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the Mini-School offers adults the opportunity to study Jewish texts in an interactive, pluralistic and non-denominational environment. The “core” program involves two years of classes for 30 weeks each year taught by local instructors. Continued learning is offered to “Melton Graduates.” Classes begin again in the fall of 2011. Also, a new Melton curriculum Foundations of Jewish Family Living started this year. It is for parents of young children. It teaches Jewish values to the parents with an emphasis on how to bring the message home to one’s children. The course runs for 20 sessions, each class is 1+ hours in length. Another opportunity to take this program will be during the summer. Exact dates and times TBA.

The Adult Hebrew Reading Class from the fall will continue in January.

Jewish Learning for Seniors

This course will focus on practice reading prayers from the siddur (prayer book). Intermediate readers are welcome to join the class. $80 (JCC Members $65)

senior adults

Senior Programming is pleased to be a part of the Simon Family JCC. Senior Adult Programs are planned for seniors 55-plus to promote social activity, lunch & learn programs, senior holiday luncheons, trips and education. For more information on contact: Sherry Lieberman, 321-2309;

Purim Celebration for Seniors

JCC Seniors Club

Tuesday, Mar. 15, 12pm Enjoy a luncheon, play games, eat hamantashen and more fun entertainment in the Fleder Multipurpose Room. $5

Enjoy a catered lunch, meeting and entertainment in the Furman Room. $4.25 (For JCC Senior Club Members only)

Passover Seder Tuesday, Apr. 12, 12pm Luncheon and celebration of Passover in the Fleder Multipurpose Room. $5

Bring Your Game Activities galore in Furman Room each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 10:30 am. Games, puzzles, snacks – a place to enjoy, relax and meet new seniors.

Book Club Every 3rd Monday, 2pm This group is a great way to enjoy books with friends and participate in meaningful discussions in the Moss Room. FREE

Did you know?

Aspects of the Jewish Life Cycle The Simon Family Thursday, Jan. 13, 12pm, room 147 JCC has over 4,700 members…and growing. “Bris for Boys, When a Girl is Born, What Then?” Thursday, Feb. 17, 12pm, room 147 ”What Makes a Jewish Wedding Different From All Other Weddings?” Thursday, Mar. 31, 12pm, room 147 ”Jewish Traditions and Customs Involved with the Death of a Loved One” Scrumptious desserts will be provided for all attendees. For more information, call Sherry Lieberman or Miriam Brunn Ruberg.

Every 3rd Wednesday, 12pm

Call 321-2309 to inquire about becoming a JCC Seniors Club member.

Current Events Thursdays, 10:30am-12pm Join in discussions with others on various topics of interest in our daily lives in room 238. FREE

Sassy Seniors Enjoy trips, luncheons, dinners and more. On Mar. 24 the group will go to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, the only venue on the east coast where you can view the Picasso Exhibit. Invitation to follow.

Jewish Family Service sponsors: Kosher Meals on Wheels JFS provides the only Kosher Meals on Wheels in Virginia. If you have a need or know of someone who does, call 321-2232.

Transportation Transportation is available for most activities for $4 per person each way to the JCC. Call: 321-2241.

Knitting for Others Wednesday, 10 am-12pm Join the Knitters of all ages as they knit lap quilts, slippers, scarves and more for people who reside in nursing facilities. Beginners welcome, instruction is part of the fun. Free Call 321-2227 for more information.

Did you know? The JCC was established in 1952 and located at 700 Spotswood Avenue in Norfolk.

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adult programming The JCC Adult Program is geared to engage adults who are 40+ in social activities, classes and trips. For more information on Adult Programming, please call Ellie Bernstein at 321-2324 or

Coffee House Saturday, January 8 7:30-11:00pm Cost TBD Enjoy a social and fun evening with live music. Gather with friends for great coffee, desserts and entertainment.

“Please Be Seated” Dinner Party Saturday, February 19 7:00-10:00pm Cost TBD Gather for a dinner party like no other! Guests will rotate to various tables for each course of their meal. What a way to meet new people and reacquaint with old. Space is limited, so RSVP soon!

teens TidewaterJewish Teens The Teen Department promotes a community where teens forge social and Jewish connections. Multiple programs designed to create opportunities for social action, creative arts, socialization and athletics give teens a place to find their strength and form positive relationships. One goal of the department is to serve as a link to existing organizations, including BBYO, USY, NFTY, different schools and communities. Come connect with your Jewish teen community. If you have any questions, comments, or creative ideas, please contact Shikma Gurvitz at 321-2329 or

Panim For Jewish 11-12th graders One Sunday each month, through April 2011, 3pm Panim is an exciting, year-long leadership and Jewish Civics initiative designed to create a service-learning experience for Jewish teens in the 11th and 12th grades. Based on the idea of Tikkun Olam, Panim empowers Jewish youth to fully understand their role in repairing the world. This program is a “call to action,” examining Jewish values and current social and civic issues throughout the world. Sessions are derived from pop culture, current events and Torah text. The highlight of Panim is the four-day seminar in Washington, D.C. where teens meet with other Panim students from across the country and take part in advocacy, community service, lobbying and programs with distinct professionals of the Jewish community. Back at the JCC, Panim students will use knowledge gathered from the course and seminar to create a high-impact community service project highlighting an issue of importance, both to Jews and the greater community. Past community service projects included DarFest which provided assistance to Darfur refugees, Great American Awareness Sale that focused on energy conservation and going green, and Strike Out Hunger, a Tides game, in which all proceeds went to assist ForKids, Jewish Family Services, and the Foodbank, and Bouncing Back: 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament for Haiti Relief. Free, except for Washington D.C. conference Contact Shikma Gurvitz at 321-2329 or

BBYO Jewish 9-12th graders Sundays, 1-3pm The B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO) is the largest Jewish teen organization in Tidewater. Teens meet weekly at the JCC to work on BBYO programs. Activities involve community service, socials, athletics, social action and Judaic. BBYO also has several conventions each year as well as summer leadership programs and trips to Israel. Being a part of this organization not only allows your teen to be with other Jewish teens, but guides your teen into leadership positions for the future. BBYO is open to all Jewish 9-12 graders. For more information, and for annual membership rates for BBYO, please contact Ellie Bernstein, City Director at 321-2324 or

CLUB JASY - MIDDLE SCHOOL Jewish 6–8th graders Middle Schoolers will join other Jewish teens to make a difference in the world while having a great time. Teens will help plan exciting, fun activities that will touch the lives of others while impacting their own lives Jewishly. They will experience programming at the Simon Family JCC designed exclusively for and by them, such as social and recreational activities, Judaic and Israeli awareness and community service. • • • • •

January 9th February 20th March 19th April 24th June 3-4th

Contact Shikma Gurvitz at 321-2329 or

Did you know? The Simon Family JCC is named for Marilyn and Marvin Simon. Marvin Simon was so taken by his visit to a JCC sixty years ago that he dedicated himself to the Jewish Community here.

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ust Come Birthday Celebrate

Simon Family JCC programming for babies and toddlers in partnership with the Strelitz Early Childhood Center


(Ages 12 & under)


Party Planner & Host Rental of room Choice of activity (swimming pool, gym, or crafts) 1 hour in party room for refreshments and celebration Custom cake Choose between 3 available packages all customized to fit the theme of your party (1) Basic (2) Ultimate I (3) Ultimate II **All food must be Kosher** Pick Your Theme: Luau Beach, Disney Party, Cartoon Party, Princess Party, Sports Party and More!

To schedule your party or for more information, please contact or 321-2338

Baby Ambassadors If you are a new parent looking to meet other new parents or if you are an experienced mom who would like to help welcome new parents to our community, please call Becky Feld at 321-2332 about becoming a Baby Ambassador. This is a rewarding opportunity to reach out to new parents and help them become involved and supported through the challenging first years of their baby’s life.

Chai Baby Receive a Chai Baby Basket as a welcome gift for your new baby! If you are a parent of a new baby or know someone who is, please register for this fantastic gift basket filled with Jewish themed toys and resources. To receive your basket, contact the Beginnings office at 321-2332 or go to and click on Beginnings. The Chai Baby Basket program is funded by the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater through an anonymous donor.

PJ Library Free books and music to nurture Jewish families! Through The PJ Library, parents can create a special time with their children to learn and appreciate their Jewish heritage. Each child, six months to five years old, you enroll in The PJ Library will receive a monthly gift of a Jewish book or CD, absolutely free! Funded by the Simon Family Foundation and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, it’s a gift that will nourish a Jewish life from the start! Sign up your child at or contact Laura Soblotne at 321-2306 or lsoblotne@

We’d love to see you and your little one in the Strelitz Early Childhood Center’s Beginnings Program. It’s the perfect place to bond with your baby and make lifelong friends. Designed to help and support you through the first years with your little one, Beginnings offers a variety of enrichment classes and programs for parents and children from birth to 36 months old. It’s never too early to begin inspiring Jewish journeys. That’s why the Beginnings Program features Jewish values in a nurturing Jewish environment.

Beginnings Day Out

For more information or to schedule a tour, contact: Becky Feld; 321-2332 or bfeld@

(Ages 16 mo.-28 mos.)

**New January two day class!**

Jan. 4 - June 7, 9am-12:30pm

To register for a class: Call JCC Customer Service at 321-2338

This program is our “Parents’ Morning Out” for toddlers able to walk and feed themselves. The goals of Beginnings Day Out are to help children grow as individuals, learn to separate from parents, and join in a small group for positive play and learning in a Jewish nurturing environment.

Session III (4 classes) Date: May 2 – May 23 $40 (JCC members $20)

2 day/ Tuesday & Thursday: 9am – 12:30pm, $273/Month*

Wednesdays, 9–10am

*Early Drop-Off Option: 8:30-9am, $30/Month* 3 day and 5 day program - Please inquire about openings *Child must be enrolled the entire 5 months.

Toddler Full Care (Ages 16 mo.-28 mos.) An extension of our Beginnings Day Out, this is a full day program from 7:30am to 6pm. Children will enjoy our learning enriched environment while interacting with other children. No Potty training required! Please inquire about openings.

Baby’s First Playgroup (Babies of All Ages) Babies and their parents enjoy quality time together with exploration, songs, snack, craft and playtime. It’s like playschool with a caregiver and a great way for parents to make new friends too! Children who participate in this playgroup generally have a much easier transition into our Beginnings Day Out program. Session I (7 classes) Date: Jan. 5 – Feb. 16 $70 (JCC Members $35) Session II (7 classes) Date: Feb. 23 – Apr. 6 $70 (JCC Members $35)

Chai Baby Holiday Party (Babies of All Ages)

Selected Dates, 9:30–10:30am Celebrate the Jewish holidays with your baby at the Simon Family JCC. We will do some parent education on the holiday, learn a song, hear a story and do a craft. $12/class (JCC members $7)

Monday, Mar. 14 – Purim 9:30 – 10:30am Monday, Apr. 11 - Passover 9:30 – 10:30am

5 day/Monday through Friday: 7:30am – 6pm, $225/Week

Session III (5 classes) Date: May 4 – June 1 $50 (JCC Members $25)

Tot Shabbat in Beginnings

Tiny Tot Hootenanny & Playtime

My Gym Mobile

Fridays, 12–12:30pm

(7 - 27 month olds)

Fridays, 9–10am

(Every Friday the JCC Preschool is open during the school year)

Each week, you and your little one will participate in a class that includes gross motor skill activities, singing, dancing, puppets, and lots of tumbling!

Welcome Shabbat with old friends and new. Light the candles, have challah and sing songs. For parents, caregivers, grandparents and children.

Session I (6 classes) Date: Jan. 7 – Feb. 18 **No class 2/4/11 $105 (JCC Members $85)

Cost per Shabbat: $5 (JCC Members free)

(Babies of All Ages)

Mondays, 11:15am–12:15pm This popular class is for babies and tots of all ages and their parents. First enjoy open play in the Beginnings playroom. Then, enjoy clapping and swaying to the music with Cindy Kays, Strelitz Early Childhood Center Music Teacher. Session I (6 classes) Date: Jan. 3 – Feb. 14 (No class 1/17) $60 (JCC members $30) Session II (6 classes) Date: Feb. 28 – Apr. 4 $60 (JCC members $30)

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Session II (7 classes) Date: Feb. 25 – Apr. 8 $120 (JCC Members $100) Session III (6 classes) Date: Apr. 29 – June 3 $105 (JCC Members $85)

(Babies of All Ages)

strelitz early childhood preschool Mission To establish a strong foundation for life-long learning in a dynamic, supportive and enriching Jewish environment.

Program Description Our children are our joy and our legacy, but most importantly, our responsibility. We owe them not the false promise of eternal happiness or wealth, but unconditional love, positive attention and warm guidance to prepare for life’s many challenges. In a word, they deserve a strong “foundation,” provided by caring teachers utilizing proven educational techniques that allow each individual to thrive.

For more information contact our Director of Admissions, Babbi Bangel at 424-4327

At the Strelitz Early Childhood Center, we revel in the curiosity and potential of youth. Rather than stifle that enthusiasm by dictating, we unleash it by enabling our youngsters, in concert with their parents, to discover a new world each and every day. Our children have the best time learning that they can grow up to be anything they want to be.

Programs offered Preschool meets from 8:45am–12:30pm 8–8:45am drop-off preferred – no additional charge.

Two-year-olds – Gan Alef Two-day program (T, Th) Three-day program (M, W, F) Five-day program (M–F)

Classes address social, emotional, cognitive, spiritual, and physical areas of development. Teachers guide students in a loving and nurturing environment, encouraging language development, creativity and exploration of the world around them.

Three-year-olds – Gan Bet Three-day program (M, W, F) Five-day program (M–F)

Preschool features include: ✤ Welcoming children of all faiths, ages 2-4 ✤ Nurturing, developmentally appropriate curriculum ✤ Professional staff with low student-teacher ratios ✤ Large classrooms with bathrooms & sinks ✤ Outdoor & indoor play areas for motor development ✤ Music, library & physical education for all students

Students develop logical thinking and problem-solving abilities. Teachers and families work together to encourage independence. Thematic learning units from the Jewish and secular worlds provide options for intellectual curiosity and develop emerging readiness skills, preparing them for entry into the four-year-old program.

Winter Preschool Open House Watch for more information about February’s open house for prospective families. Come tour our facility and learn about our program for children ages 2-4.

• Friday, Feb. 4, 9am • Thursday, Feb. 10, 7pm February is enrollment month! Prospective students - don’t wait! Call for a tour today!

Four-year-olds – Gan Gimel Five-day program (M–F)

Students continue to develop essential readiness skills for success in kindergarten. They investigate areas of personal interest through group work and long-term projects. The classroom reflects a Jewish environment replete with symbols and celebrations.

✤ Aquatics (ages 3 & 4) ✤ Children’s cooking center

Extended Day (Ages 2–4)

✤ Computers & preschool software in each classroom


✤ Extended Day & Full Care options ✤ Is your child still in diapers? NO PROBLEM! ✤ WE ARE PEANUT FREE! ✤ We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national & ethnic origin, religion or handicapped status in administration of educational policies, scholarship or programs.

*Membership to the Simon Family Jewish Community Center is required.

One to five day options; registration for entire year required. Nap-time for two-year-olds and other students as requested; outdoor play, snack with fruit juice and a daily enrichment activity for non-nappers.

Full Care (Ages 2–4) 7:30am–6pm

Available five days a week (43 weeks; additional 8 weeks available through JCC’s Camp Kaitana). Emphasis is on independence in a nurturing, stimulating and flexible atmosphere. Children attend morning preschool and extend their day with preschool teachers. Winter/Spring 2011 | PROGRAM GUIDE | 7

kids connection The Simon Family JCC’s Before and After School Program (Serving Kindergarten – 5th Grades)



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We focus on safety for your child: a High level of security at entrance and throughout building a Card access system a Authorized pick up list a Quality sign in/out procedures a Screened and qualified counselors Call 321-2338

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Kids Connection Offers: a Homework assistance with a teacher or counselor a Art activities a Science, math and literacy a Music a Sports & games a Supervised computer room with internet access a Instructional swim time a Miniature golf, tennis and more a Community service and enrichment programs NEW! a KidFit — children’s exercise and nutrition program led by a certified fitness instructor and much more…

Transportation included for the following Virginia Beach Schools: Arrowhead, Fairfield, Glenwood, Hebrew Academy, Indian Lakes, Kempsville, Kempsville Meadows, King’s Grant, Kingston, Larkspur Middle, Point O’ View, Providence, Thalia, and Woodstock.

No JCC Membership Required!

Also, we serve children who are home-schooled or attend other elementary schools. In these cases, a parent/guardian must drop off and pick up the child at our site.

Club J

The newest club at the JCC for Jewish 3rd-5th graders!

The goal of this program is to facilitate Jewish friendships. Kids have fun making new friends and seeing old ones at the JCC.  Held on various Saturday evenings throughout the school year where a traditional Havdalah service will start off the evening.  Your kids will have a blast (and you might even get a few hours for your own “date night.”) Upcoming Program Dates: Feb. 26, May 21

summer camp 2011 Get ready for summer 2011 as our summer camp will be bigger and even better this year! We promise your child a most memorable summer as we let the tradition of the JCC Day and Specialty camps continue! Our goal at the JCC is to provide a fun and memorable camp experience for children in our community. Based on Jewish values, our camp will offer your child the opportunity for personal growth, to increase self-esteem, and to make friendships that last a lifetime! We offer day camps for children ages 2-13, Specialty Camps for ages 3 and up, and this year we are bringing back our ever-popular Venture Out program for children in grades 7-9. Camp registration will begin in February. No JCC membership is required and financial assistance is available.

2011 Dates: June 20-August 12 For more information, please contact Laura Soblotne, Camp Director, at 321-2306 or

Interested in joining our outstanding summer camp staff? Would you like to make a difference in the lives of children? Looking for a fun-filled summer? If so, please contact Laura Soblotne at for an application.

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Sunday, February 20th 4-5:30pm Early Registration Specials!

children & family Family Programs: Family Shabbat Dinner Friday, Feb. 11, 5:30-7:30pm A special Shabbat experience with your friends and family! Come celebrate in welcoming Shabbat in a warm and enjoyable setting. Dinner, Shabbat Service, activities, songs and more!

Sweets with Your Sweeties Sunday, Mar. 13, 1:30-3:00pm Cook and learn about traditional Passover food with your children! Open to children in grades K-6 and their parents. Instructor: Rashi Brashevitzky

2nd Annual PJ Library Purim Dance Party Sunday, Mar. 20, 2-4:00pm For children through age 5 and their siblings. Come feel treated like a PJ Library V.I.P. as we roll out the red carpet for our Purim Dance Party. Music with a children’s DJ, games, activities, a costume contest, and, of course, hamantashen!

Passover Chocolate Seder Thursday, Apr. 14, 5:30-7:30pm Experience a ‘bitter sweet’ version of the traditional Passover Seder. Families and children are sure not to forget this one-of-a-kind sweet chocolate experience.

PJ Library 3rd Annual Pajama Jam Wednesday, May 11, 5:30-7:30pm Experience a fun filled evening as we welcome the nationally acclaimed children’s band, Mama Doni, to the Simon Family JCC. Dinner will also be served.

Welcome Summer Cookout Thursday, June 16, 5:30-7:30pm Gear up for the summer as you enjoy a fun, relaxed, family friendly night at the JCC. Food, games and more. Don’t forget your bathing suit-the outdoor pool will be open!

Did you know? The JCC published its first annual report in 1953. At the time, it had 475 member units and 219 kids in summer camp.

For more information, please contact Laura Soblotne at: 321-2306 or


the JCC youth to be active and make Qualified staff care for children ages 6 healthy choices throughout the day. weeks to 5 years in a fun environment During Kid Fit hours rotating activities while parents work out. See hours on include fitness games, interactive page two. nutritional games, aerobic activity and agility training to help physical Kid Fit development. Parents must sign their Kid Fit helps children build strength, children in and out with the Kid Fit cardiovascular endurance, flexibility staff and must remain in the building and confidence while having fun. Kid while children 12 and under participate. Fit workouts focus on encouraging See hours on page two.

Tots Tumbling (Ages 2-3) Mondays 12:30-1:30pm Introduction to tumbling focusing on coordination, flexibility and social skills as well as movements such as forward rolls, floor-mount balance beam, mini trampoline, crabwalks and many exercises to improve balance and spatial awareness. Wear comfortable, moveable clothing for class.  Instructor: Jessica Haynes Session I Jan. 3-Feb. 8 7 classes $119 ($98 JCC members) Session II Feb. 21-Apr. 4 7 classes $119 ($98 JCC members) Session III May 2-May 30 (No class 4/25) 5 classes $85 ($70 JCC members)

Hip Hop for Preschoolers (Ages 4-5) Mondays 12:30-1:30pm Catch the beat with this fun dance class! Groove to some new moves set to lively and energetic music! This funfilled class is especially designed for the preschool age crowd to stimulate their imagination and promote their creativity. Instructor: Cara Scheffres Session I Jan. 3-Feb. 14 7 classes $119 ($98 JCC members) Session II Feb. 21-Apr. 4 7 classes $119 ($98 JCC members) Session III May 2-May 30 5 classes $85 ($70 JCC members)

Tip Toe & Tap

(Ages 4-5)

Tuesdays 12:30-1:30pm Tap shoes, tu-tus, music and smiles are what you’ll find at this combination ballet/tap class. Join a fantasy world full of children’s songs, counting and creative movement. Imaginative dance exercises further the development of your child’s concentration using movements that are based on appropriate developmental skills. The ballet portion of class introduces ballet positions, exercises and movements, while the tap portion of class focuses on basic tap steps, rhythm games and fine motor skills. Leotard, tights, ballet slippers and tap shoes required. Instructor: Cara Scheffres Session I Jan. 4-Feb. 15 7 classes $119 ($98 JCC members) Session II Feb. 22-Apr. 5 7 classes $119 ($98 JCC members)

Tip Toe & Tap (Age 2- 3) Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm See description in column to left. Instructor: Cara Scheffres Session I Jan. 5-Feb. 16 7 classes $119 ($98 JCC members) Session II Feb. 23-Apr. 6 7 classes $119 ($98 JCC members) Session III Apr. 27-June 1 6 classes $102 ($84 JCC members)

Mini Tang Soo Do (ages 3-5) Mondays 12:30-1:30 pm This beginner class teaches young children basic punches, strikes, blocks, and kicks all while having fun. As the student progresses, new techniques are introduced. Instructor: Leslie Flaum, 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do. Session I Jan. 3-Feb. 14 (7 classes) $125 ($105 JCC members) Session II Feb. 21-Apr. 4 (7 classes) $125 ($105 JCC members) Session III May 2-May 30 (5 classes) $95 ($75 JCC members)

Session III May 3-May 31 5 classes $85 ($70 JCC members)

Did you know? There are 99 employees at the Simon Family Jewish Community Center.

Kids Night Out Selected Saturdays, 6-10pm

...or should we say Parents Night Out? A great opportunity for parents to go out while JCC staff is taking care of youngsters from age 6 weeks to 12 years. Age appropriate, fun activities; free swim with lifeguard supervision

(only children age 5 and up); snack and a movie are part of the program. Space is limited! Registration begins on the first Monday of the month. Please register at the Customer Service Desk.

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children & family (continued) Abrakadoodle (Ages 3-5) Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm Session I Abrakadoodle’s It’s Time to Make a Doodle About YOU-DLE! We experience art from the tops of our heads to the tips of our toes. We learn about Israeli artist Gil Sadeh who creates lip, eye and nose sculptures.  We’ll use Model Magic® to create a face with expression!  The work of fingerprint artist Chuck Close will be explored while we create interesting landscapes using our hands and fingertips.  Hands, feet, forearms, lips and even hair help us learn about a variety of artistic styles and create an interesting body of art!!! Jan. 5-Feb. 16 7 classes $126 ($105 JCC members) Session II Illustrator Series Do you enjoy reading books?  What about the pictures in them?  Join Abrakadoodle to create wonderful art pieces based on your favorite Illustrators. You will find yourself creating very hungry caterpillars, an Owl Baby, some Wild Things, and more!  Feb. 23-Apr. 6 7 classes $126 ($105 JCC members) Session III Make an Impression Just like onomatopoeia, these lessons have WOW effects! From jumping lines to colorful geometrics to roads sending us off into the horizon, we’ll learn about making an impression. It may be a colorful, yet soft impression like in our chalk pastel creations that are in the style of Diego Rivera.  He depicted everyday life in the Mexican countryside. It may be a bold impression such as our pop art designs with Benday Dots like the work of Roy Lichtenstein. Other thought-provoking impressions are made through lines that seem to move, an unusual abstract still life, and much more! This will impress you!

Apr. 27-June 1 6 classes $108 ($90 JCC members)

For more information, please contact Laura Soblotne at: 321-2306 or

Stories & Music with Sign Language (Ages 4-5) Thursdays 12:30-1:30pm Come sign with Mindy! Welcome to the newest craze, an interactive sign language class! Each week your child will learn sign language in a fun and creative way through music and interactive games. Themes include the ABCs, colors, animals, food and family. We will combine foreign language learning, literacy skills, and information on the deaf community. Instructor: Mindy Brown

Jan. 6-Feb. 17 7 classes $119 ($98 JCC members)

Creative Movement (Ages 2-3) Thursdays 12:30-1:30pm Through movement we facilitate the exploration of space, time (rhythm), body orientation and gravity. Although we use music throughout the class to support the movement elements, the emphasis is on physical space and moving. Creative movement exploration using props such as scarves, a parachute, bean bags and various age-appropriate musical instruments like bells, shakers and drums help children develop motor coordination and increased spatial and rhythmic awareness. All classes conclude with an exploration period allowing children to climb, slide, jump, roll, balance and crawl on our safe “soft play” equipment. Instructor: Cara Scheffres Session I Jan. 6-Feb. 17 7 classes $119 ($98 JCC members) Session II Feb. 24-Apr. 7 7 classes $119 ($98 JCC members) Session III Apr. 28-June 2 6 classes $102 ($84 JCC members)

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Chef’s Combo (Ages 4-5) Fridays 12:30-1:30pm Take your 4- and 5-year-olds on a nutrition and tasting adventure right inside the classroom! These fun, hands-on nutrition and tasting activities teach simple nutrition concepts, develop children’s cleanliness skills and provide a variety of cooking and tasting experiences. Instructor: Dahl Constantine Session I Jan. 7-Feb. 18 7 classes $119 ($98 JCC members) Session II Feb. 25-Apr. 8 7 classes $119 ($98 JCC members) Session III Apr. 28-June 2 6 classes $102 ($84 JCC members)

Hip Hop for Kids (2nd – 5th Grade) Thursdays 4-5pm Catch the beat with this fun cardio workout! Groove to some new moves with the latest music!

features practice sheets and always allows each child to use their own imagination and creativity in their drawing.

Mondays 4-5pm (1st-3rd Grade) Jan. 3-Feb. 14 7 classes $126 ($105 JCC members) Tuesdays 4-5pm (4th-6th Grade) Jan. 4-Feb. 15 7 classes $126 ($105 JCC members) Session II Drawsters-Who is that Character? Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw certain characters that you have seen in movies, cartoons, comic books, and more? Come learn about different character creators and different ways you can draw characters such as Andrew Stanton’s WALL-E, Bob Kane’s Batman, Yuko Shimizu’s Hello Kitty, and many more!  Learn step-by-step instructions and challenges from your Abrakadoodle Drawing Instructor.  Our curriculum features practice sheets and always allows each child to use their own imagination and creativity in their drawing.

Instructor: Natasha Bachar

Mondays 4-5pm (1st-3rd Grade) Feb. 21-Apr. 4 7 classes $126 ($105 JCC members)

Session I Jan. 6-Feb. 17 7 classes $119 ($98 JCC members)

Tuesdays 4-5pm (4th-6th Grade) Feb. 22-Apr. 5 7 classes $126 ($105 JCC members)

Session II Feb. 24-Apr. 7 7 classes $119 ($98 JCC members)

Session III Kids on Canvas Grab a paintbrush and jump right in for a colorful Kids on Canvas adventure! Use acrylic paint to explore traditional painting subjects such as the figure, landscape, and still life—with a fresh Abrakadoodle twist—while we learn about cuttingedge Colombian artist Fernando Botero, experimental painter Yin Lum from Singapore, and classic Flemish artist Jan van Eyck. We use mirrors, windows, natural items and more to create with paint in a variety of ways!

Session III Apr. 28-June 2 6 classes $102 ($84 JCC members)

Abrakadoodle for Elementary School Session I Drawsters-Cartoon Creations Have you ever wanted to draw like a cartoonist? If so this program is for you. Come and explore different ways you can draw cartoons and even learn about a few cartoonists.  Learn step-by-step instructions and challenges from your Abrakadoodle Drawing Instructor. Our curriculum

Mondays 4-5pm (1st-3rd Grade) May 2-May 30 5 classes $90 ($75 JCC members) Tuesdays 4-5pm (4th-6th Grade) May 3-May 31 5 classes $90 ($75 JCC members)

sports & leagues

For coaching opportunities or more information on these programs, call Katherine Dunford at 321-2308 or email Please note on pg.2 the days that the JCC is closed.

Youth Tee-Ball (Ages 3-6)

Pee Wee Soccer (Ages 2.5-6)

Tuesday practice at 5:30-6:30pm (Sunday Games) May 3 -June 21

Monday Practices May 2 - June 27 4:30-5:30 or 5:30-6:30pm Games are 45 min. on Sundays beginning May 15th.

The Simon Family JCC’s Tee-ball program is a great entry point into the world of sports, focusing on teamwork, individual skills, and fun! Participants practice once a week with a game each Sunday, beginning May 4th. League shirts, participation trophy and end of season cookout all complete the experience! $75 ($55 JCC members; free if parents coach)

Cheerleading (Ages 4.5-9) Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm Session I: January 5 - February 16 Session II: February 23 - March 23 Session III: April 13 - June 8 (No class 5/19) The Simon Family JCC introduces an ongoing cheerleading experience for both girls and boys. Basic tumbling, jump techniques and cheerleading routines are covered to begin the development of a well-rounded cheerleader. Presentation of routines to family and friends round out each class. $70 ($50 JCC members)

Kiddie Kickball (Ages 7-12) Thursdays. 4:30-5:30pm February 24 - March 24 The JCC is bringing back the old playground and backyard favorite. In our game of kickball, everyone gets a chance to play the field and be in the kicking order. It will give kids a chance to get some exercise, hang with friends, and have a great time playing the game they love! $60 ($40 JCC members; free if parents coach)

Sports Conditioning Camp (Ages 12-17 years) Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm February 24 - March 24 All Sport Strength & Training This camp focuses on core training to increase each athlete’s endurance, agility, strength and speed. It also teaches discipline to instill drive, desire and understanding of what it takes to succeed and achieve dreams.

This league teaches the basic techniques and skills of the game of soccer to include dribbling, passing, and shooting. In addition, children will learn how to work together as a team and of course have FUN!

Youth Basketball November 1 -March 31 Practice Schedule Monday Practices Begins November 1 4:30pm (3-5 Grades Group I) 5:30pm (3-5 Grades Group II) 6:30pm (6-8th Grades) Tuesday Practices Begins November 2 6:00pm (9-12th Grades) Wednesday Practices Begins November 3 4:30pm (k-2nd Grades Group I) 5:30pm (k-2nd Grades Group II) All Games Begin in January on Sundays The Simon Family JCC basketball leagues encourage good sportsmanship, develop strong playing skills and promote friendly relationships among the players, coaches, referees and parents. Players must register by Oct. 25; however, registration is still open at this time. Become a sponsor for $250.

$75 ($55 JCC members; free if parents coach)

Youth Soccer (Ages 1st-5th grade) Wednesday Practices May 4 - June 30 4:30-5:30 or 5:30-6:30pm Games are 45 min. on Sundays beginning May 15th. This league teaches the fundamentals of the game of soccer to include dribbling, passing, shooting, throw-ins, positions and official rules of the game. In addition, children will use skills learned and incorporate them to actual games. Practices will take place once a week with 45 minute games on Sundays. $75 ($55 JCC members; free if parents coach)

Adult Coed Softball Sunday Games February 6 - March 27 Must be at least 18 years old The Simon Family JCC is introducing a coed softball league. This league will be played on Sundays and is a great opportunity for you to mingle and compete with your fellow Jewish community! $250/Team

Individual: $30 ($20 JCC members)

$120 ($100 JCC members; free if parents coach)

Men’s Basketball Tournament (Ages 18+)

Adult Coed Kickball

Sunday, April 3

Sunday Games Beginning in May For the first time event, The Simon Family Jcc is introducing an adult coed kickball league. Coed League consists of regular season and tournament games.

This event will be a fun-filled day of basketball for a great purpose! All proceeds will help support this year’s Maccabi Games in Israel. This will be a double elimination tournament with games starting at 8:00am. Teams must register by Friday, March 18th.

$250/Team Individual: $50 ($40 JCC members)

$50 per team

Adult Futsal

Girls Basketball Clinic

Sunday Games beginning at 8:00am Starting February 6 - May Futsal is an indoor version of soccer that is played between two teams of five players, one of whom is goal keeper. Unlike other forms of indoor soccer, the field has boundaries and no nets or boards that players can use to redirect the ball. Speed and footwork are enhanced through play. $450/Team Individual: $65 ($50 JCC members)

Sunday, April 10 1-4pm The Girls Basketball Clinic will provide opportunities for girls to learn vital skills to improve and polish their game. For more information, call Katherine Dunford at 321-2308 or email kdunford@ Cost TBD

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aquatics Register for a class at the JCC front desk or call 321-2338. For more information, call Starr Kimmer at 321-2322.

Session II Feb. 27-Apr. 10 (7 Classes) $76 (JCC Member $56) Session III May 1-June 5 (6 Classes) $68 (JCC Members $48)

Tiny Tot Swimming (Ages 2-young 3) Ratio 1 Instructor: 4 Tots

Sundays, 11-11:45am Session I Jan. 9– Feb. 20 (7 Classes) $83 (JCC Member $63) Session II Feb. 27-Apr. 10 (7 Classes) $83 (JCC Member $63) Session III May 1-June 5 (6 Classes) $74 (JCC Members $54)

45 Minutes (6 classes) $165 ($145 JCC Members)

This special class is deigned for the very young non-swimmer. Floatation belts will be worn by all non-swimmers initially. The class is designed to allow youngsters to feel comfortable in the water and will focus on the following skills: bubble blowing through mouth & nose, placing entire face and or head underwater, reaching for objects, flutter kicking, front and back float, and much more! Your child will enjoy this class filled with songs and games they already know to assist their learning experience. (Pool time is 30-35 minutes)

Semi-private Lessons

Tuesdays 12:30-1:30pm

Technique Training

30 Minutes (6 classes) $90 ($70 JCC Members)

Session I Jan. 4 – Feb. 15 (7 Classes) $90 (JCC Member $70)

(American Red Cross Levels 5 and 6) (Ages 9-15)

Children & Adult Private Swim Lessons All lessons are scheduled on an individual basis. For more details call Jessica at 321-2316 or Starr at 321-2322.

Private Lessons 30 Minutes (6 classes) $128 ($108 JCC Members)

45 Minutes (6 classes) $115 ($95 JCC Members)

Preschool Swim Lessons (Learn to Swim Level 1 & 2) (Ages 3-5) Swimmers play games, sing songs and get acquainted with the water. In a group setting, children work on safety skills, front and back float, picking up submerged objects, rolling from front to back, exploring arm and hand movements while treading water in chest-deep water with support, swimming 5 feet on front and back unassisted and more based on skill level.

Tuesdays 4:30-5pm Session I Jan. 4 – Feb. 15 (7 Classes) $76 (JCC Member $56) Session II Feb. 22 – Apr. 5 (7 Classes) $76 (JCC Members $56) Session III May 3-May 31 (5 Classes) $60 (JCC Members $40)

Sundays 10:30-11am Session I Jan. 9-Feb. 20 (7 Classes) $76 (JCC Member $56)

Session II Feb. 22 – Apr. 5 (7 Classes) $90 (JCC Members $70) Session III May 3 – May 31 (5 Classes) $70 (JCC Members $50)

Youth Swim Lessons (Learn to Swim Level 3 & 4 Stroke Development)(Ages 6-9) Children work on swim technique, endurance and skills needed to safely swim independently. The classes will focus on Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Breast Stroke, Elementary Backstroke and Sidestroke depending on skill level. In addition, children will learn survival techniques, proper breathing techniques, diving and diving safety.

Gym and Swim (Ages 3-5) This class is designed for 25 minutes of gym play time and 25 minutes of swim time (10 minutes to change clothes). Children will have fun playing games in the gym and then have fun in the pool.

Fridays, 12:30-1:30pm Session I Jan. 7-Feb. 18 (7 classes) $76 ($56 for JCC Members) Session II Feb. 25-Apr. 8 (7 classes) $76 ($56 for JCC Members)

Technique Training classes are for more advanced swimmers. This class works on stroke refinement, especially for those that want to swim competitively. Students work on the butterfly stroke, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle stroke. (Specialty Class for more individualized attention only 8 students allowed)

Sundays, 11:45am-12:30pm Session I Jan. 9– Feb. 20 (7 Classes) $90 (JCC Member $70) Session II Feb. 27-Apr. 10 (7 Classes) $90 (JCC Member $70)

Lifeguard/First Aid Challenge for the Lifeguard Certification through the American Red Cross. In this class you can challenge out for your Lifeguard Certification. This class also includes the American Red Cross first aid and CPR/AED certification. NOTE: In order to challenge you have to be currently certified or successfully completed a Red Cross Training class or another acceptable lifeguarding course within the last 4 years. Length of class: 4 hours. Cost $175 (Limit 10) Age 15+ Dates for the Spring Program Guide: Saturday, Jan. 8, 9am-1pm Saturday, Jan. 15, 9am-1pm Saturday, Mar. 5, 9am-1pm Wednesday, June 22, 5-9pm American Red Cross CPR/AED Challenge class. In this class you will challenge out to receive a CPR/AED certification through the American Red Cross. Length of class: 2 hours. Cost $ $65 (Limit 10) Age 15+

Saturday, Jan. 8, 11am-1pm Saturday, Jan. 15, 11am-1pm Saturday, Mar. 5, 11am-1pm Wednesday, June 22, 7-9pm Lifeguard Training/First Aid Certification through the American Red Cross. This class also includes the American Red Cross first aid and CPR/AED certification. Length of class: 30-35 min. Cost $175, price does not include pocket mask or lifeguarding manual, all must be purchased through the American Red Cross. (limit 10 people) Age 15+

Monday, June 20, 5-8pm: Swim Test Tuesday, June 21, 4-9pm Thursday, June 23, 4-9pm Saturday, June 25, 8am-6pm Sunday, June 26, 8am-6pm American Red Cross CPR/AED class. In this class you will receive a CPR/AED certification through the American Red Cross. Length of class: 6-8hours. Cost $65. (Limit 10) Age 15+

Saturday, June 18, 9am-approx. 5pm

Call Starr Kimmer for more info on lifeguard classes at 321-2322

Session III May 1-June 5 (6 Classes) $80 (JCC Members $60)

Tuesdays, 5-5:45pm Session I Jan. 4– Feb. 15 (7 Classes) $83 (JCC Member $63) Session II Feb. 22 – Apr. 5 (7 Classes) $83 (JCC Members $63) Session III May 3 – May 31 (5 Classes) $65 (JCC Members $45)

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Introduction to Scuba Diving March 9, 6-8pm (time in class depends on amount of participants) Meet in Klezmer room then indoor pool area. Provided by the Simon Family JCC and the Lynnhaven Dive Center $20 (open to members and non-members)(Bring check payable to Lynnhaven Dive Center)

The $20 paid toward intro scuba class will be applied to the actual scuba diving course if you decide to participate.

Cost, dates, times and information will be given during the intro scuba class. Requirements: (ability to swim) Ages 12-13 parents have to be in the pool area with child Ages 14-17 parents should be in the JCC building Ages 12-17 parents have to be available to sign the consent form.

Call Starr Kimmer at 321-2322 for more information.


Learn with our new Tennis Pro, Steve Cutchin, who has been playing and teaching tennis for more than three decades. Call 321-2338 to reserve a court or Steve Cutchin at 321-2335.

Tots Tennis (Ages 3-5) A great early head-start to the game of a lifetime. Develops beginning racquet skills and hand-eye coordination in an atmosphere of fun. Session I Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30pm Mar. 16-Apr. 27 (6 Classes) $92 ($72 JCC Members) No class 4/20

Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm Mar. 17-Apr. 21 (6 Classes) $92 ($72 JCC Members) Session II Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30pm May 4-June 15 (6 Classes) $92 ($72 JCC Members) No class 6/8

Thursdays, 12:30-1:30pm May 5-June 16 (6 Classes) $92 ($72 JCC Members) No class 6/9 Sundays, 12:30-1:30pm Nov. 9-Dec. 19 (7 Classes) $104 ($84 JCC Members)

Junior Tennis Academy The emphasis is on teaching proper form and technique while hitting a lot of tennis balls. Each student is introduced to or reviews the basics of the game as well as tactics and strategies appropriate for their ability.

Grades K-2 Session I Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm Mar. 15-Apr. 12 (5 classes) $75 ($60 JCC Members) Session II Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm May 3-May 31 (5 classes) $75 ($60 JCC Members)

Adult Tennis Session I Mondays, 10:30-11:30am (Beginner) Mondays, 12:00-1:00pm (Intermediate) Mar. 14-Apr. 11 (5 classes) $75 ($60 JCC Members) Session II Mondays, 10:30-11:30am (Beginner) Mondays, 12:00-1:00pm (Intermediate) May 2-May 30 (5 classes) $75 ($60 JCC Members)

Tennis Block Party Juniors and Adults

Free Clinic and games for all ages

Sunday, Apr. 3, 1:30-3:30pm

One-Day Clinics One hour each, selected Sundays; see allotted times for age groups.

Sunday, Apr. 17 Sunday, May 15 Sunday, June 12 11:30am-12:30pm (Adults, Beginner-Intermediate) 12:30-1:30pm (Ages 3-5) 1:30-2:30pm (Ages 6-12) $20 per clinic ($12 JCC Members)

Steve Cutchin is our new Tennis Coordinator. He has been teaching tennis since 1974 and has earned a number of distinctions including: • Ranking 2nd in Virginia’s 45 Men’s Singles in 1999 • 8-time Norfolk City Doubles Champion • USTA-VA Teaching Professional of the Year in 2002 • USPTA Mid-Atlantic Region Teaching Professional of the Year

Grades 3-5 Session I Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm Mar. 16-Apr. 27 (6 classes) $92 ($72 JCC Members) No class 4/20 Session II Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm May 4-June 15 (6 classes) $92 ($72 JCC Members) No class 6/8

Did you know?

Did you know? Fitness Trainer Skye Jaundoo is a Second Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Fitness Trainer Donna Bloom rides a Harley Davidson.

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health & fitness

To schedule an appointment or register for a class contact the JCC Customer Service at 321-2338. For more information, call Starr Kimmer at 321-2322.

Kick Start Fitness Program Free Sessions for New Members. This program is designed to help you learn to manage your fitness plan. Research indicates that significant improvements in strength, body composition and flexibility can be achieved from simple exercise programs and the JCC is ready to help you see those improvements in yourself today! Included in membership, the Kick-Start Program includes a free fitness assessment and 3 one-hour sessions with a personal trainer. New members receive the following free of charge: • A Free Fitness Assessment at any time to assess your cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, body fat, weight, strength and blood pressure. This helps the trainer better design a personal program. Call Starr Kimmer at 3212322 to schedule an appointment. • Three Free Personal Training Sessions - Each member is taken through a personalized Kick Start workout with a JCC personal trainer. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.

Fun for The kids, while you work out! See hours on pg. 2


Exercise Classes Schedules posted monthy in take-home calendar and online.

(Free with JCC Membership)

Mind and Body

Yoga Beginner to Intermediate - Learn the ancient form of

Qualified staff cares for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years in a fun environment while parents workout.

movement promoting balance, flexibility, strength and relaxation through various postures and breathing techniques. All levels are welcome and accommodated. 55 minutes to 1.5 hours

Kid Fit

vinyasa YOGA Intermediate to Advanced - This is a flow style yoga with continued movement from one posture to the next. 1.5 hours

An exercise-based activity area, Kid Fit is a place for kids to enjoy while parents get a workout. For ages 5-12, complete with exercise equipment, Dance Dance Revolution and more. Fall, Winter, & Spring Hours: Monday-Thursday 3:30-6pm and Sunday 10am-12pm.

The Zone Serves children above the age of 6. Children have access to age appropriate board games, books, puzzles, computers and more. Hours: Monday-Thursday 3:307:30pm, Sunday 9am-1pm

Get Fit Stay Fit Challenge 2011 Feb. 6 – Apr. 17 This 10 week challenge is designed to help JCC members take control of their health and change their lifestyle. In the Get Fit Stay Fit Challenge, participants will be asked to do a pre- and postfitness test, work out 3 days a week for 10 weeks. A drawing for prizes will be held after the 10 weeks concludes for those who succeeded at exercising 3 days per week for the entire 10 weeks.

Pilates This exercise technique tones and lengthens muscles, increases abdominal and back strength, improves posture and body mechanics, reduces stress and promotes flexibility. Some Pilates classes held in Group Exercise Room. 55 Minutes

Lunchtime Classes

Silver Sneakers Yoga See description under Simon JCC Seniors on right.

Gold Zumba See description under Simon JCC Seniors on right.

Core and Stretch A great “no sweat” class that loosens up those tight muscles and strengthens that core to refresh you for the rest of the workday! 55 minutes

Zumba This Latin aerobic class is all the craze! Come have some fun while getting a really hard workout! 45 minutes

Group Exercise Spin This class uses a specialized stationary bike in a group setting. The focus is to improve strength and aerobic endurance while burning lots of calories. 55 minutes

Zumba The newest rage! Mix up your workout with this fun Latin dance style aerobics class! 55 minutes

Gold Zumba Same fun Latin dance class with a little slower pace! 55 minutes

Hip Hop Aerobics Catch the beat with this fun cardio workout. Groove to some new moves while burning lots of calories. 55 minutes

Muscle Blast (MB) This is a total body lifting experience that improves muscular endurance, tone and definition. Weighted plates and bars are used along with hand weights, bands and stability balls. 55-75 minutes

Step This class allows you to combine the three elements, cardio, strength exercise and flexibility. 55 minutes

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Intro to Boxing Come test your level and step in the ring. Work out using gloves, bags and weights. 55 minutes Tri-Fit This class will help you prepare for that Triathlon you always want to race or just to help you to build your strength and cardiovascular endurance. Each class will be different. You will swim one week, spin one week with core work , run walk one week with core work, and the forth week you do all three. 1 hour

Simon JCC Seniors

Silver Sneakers Cardio and Strength Classes These classes are specifically designed for older adults who want to improve their strength, cardiovascular fitness, balance and flexibility in a fun and welcoming environment. 45 minutes

Gold Zumba Same fun Latin dance class with a little slower pace! 55 minutes

Silver Sneakers Yoga A modification of traditional yoga where the participant does not have to sit or lie on the floor. Chairs are used to assist with stretches, poses and balance work. This class is great for those that have limitations getting up and down from the floor but want the benefits of a traditional yoga class. 55 minutes

Water Classes

Warm Water Flex (Warm Water Pool) This class offers a lot of variety and fun using shallow water moves to improve agility, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. No swimming ability required. 55 minutes Water Arthritis (Main Pool) This class provides participants with gentle range of motion exercise in a warm pool 84-86 degrees. You DO NOT need to know how to swim to participate. A referral from your physician is required. 55 minutes Deep H20 Jogging (Main Pool) Deep Water Jogging classes focus on cardiovascular training and muscle conditioning, and are designed to improve your endurance, condition and tone of muscles while burning fat. 55 minutes Water Fitness (Main Pool) Aerobic and muscle toning workout using the buoyancy and resistance of the water. This is a fabulous class for improving muscle tone while burning fat. 55 minutes Finning Legs and Abs (Main Pool) Using fins and noodles; this is a great way to improve cardiovascular endurance and tones muscles specifically focusing on the legs and abdominal areas. 55 minutes

health & fitness Aqua Blast (Main Pool) 1/2 hour finning, 1/2 hour abs,

Yoga 101 Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm Mind and Body Room

legs and arms, 1/2 hour aqua cardio. Cardio is instructor’s choice (i.e. running, treading water or aqua bikes). 1.5 hour

This is a great way to learn step by step the basic fundamentals of yoga. You will learn the language of Yoga and the purpose for each stretch and posture.

Aqua Zumba (Main Pool) Take the dance to the water! Lots of fun while getting some great cardio and strengthening exercise! 55 minutes

Session I Jan. 5-Feb. 16, (7 classes) $90 ($70 JCC members)

Specialty Classes

Session II Feb. 23-Apr. 6, (7 classes) $90 ($70 JCC members)

Group Personal Training NEW THIS YEAR Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm

Belly Dancing 101 Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm Group Exercise Room This 101 Belly Dancing class will teach you the basic belly dancing moves. This class will give you a great workout while having lots of fun. Invite a girl friend to join you! Session I Feb. 24-Apr. 7, (7 classes) $111 ($91 JCC member)

Specialized Instruction Can’t afford a personal trainer right now but need some guidance getting started on a training program? This class is like having a personal trainer in a small group setting at only $15 per class for members. (ages 16 and up) (Only 8 participants allowed)

JCC Members only, All sessions are one hour long and expire 4 months after the date of purchase. All Personal Instruction is scheduled through Starr Kimmer at 321-2322.

Session I Jan. 10-Feb. 16 (12 classes) $219 ($199 JCC members)

Those wishing to be matched with a personal trainer can contact the fitness director or speak with any trainer to find a good fit.

Session II Feb. 21-Mar. 30 (12 classes) $219 ($199 JCC members)

Individual Training: 1 Session: $55, 6 Sessions: $312, 12 Sessions: $600

Session III May 2-June 16 (12 classes) NO Class on 6/7 and 6/9 to observe Shavuot $219 ($199 JCC members)

Self Defense Mondays, 11am-12pm Self Defense teaches people how to protect themselves against a possible attacker. The class teaches self-defense through physical and mental awareness. (Ages 13 and up) This class is taught by Leslie Flaum, 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do. (Specialty class for more individualized attention only 10 students allowed) Session I Jan. 3-Feb. 21 (8 classes) $140 ($120 for JCC Members) Session II Apr. 4-May 30 (8 classes) Skips 4/25 for Passover $140 ($120 for JCC Members)

Let Dance! Thursdays, 7-8:30pm This class is an interactive fun class for couples. Dances include Ballroom, Swing, Latin and Line Dancing. (13 & up) Session I Jan. 6-Feb. 17 (7 classes) $160 per couple ($140 for JCC Couples)

Personal Training

Semi-Private Training: 6 Sessions: $420, 12 Sessions: $790

Private Pilates Instruction Private Pilates instruction may be purchased to help individuals focus on improving posture, muscular imbalances and weaknesses and increasing core strength. Sessions are designed to fit individual needs by utilizing mat and reforming exercises to encompass a full body workout. Sessions should be scheduled with the trainer. 1 Session: $55, 6 Sessions: $312, 12 Sessions: $600

Private Yoga Instruction One hour sessions teach movements promoting balance, flexibility, strength and relaxation through various postures and breathing techniques in the comfort of a personal training session. Sessions should be scheduled with the trainer. 1 Session: $55, 6 Sessions: $312, 12 Sessions: $600

Teen Weight Lifting (Ages 12-15) Join a personal trainer to learn the ropes of the fitness center. During each session teens are put through a workout designed to challenge their fitness level as well as teach proper weight lifting techniques. Sessions: Ongoing $50 for 5 sessions By appointment only, call to schedule. Only teenagers 12-15 who have completed all 5 Teen Weight Lifting sessions may work out in the fitness center without an adult present. Teens 12-15 that have not taken Teen Weight Lifting are welcome in Kid Fit, The Zone, gym or pool (age 8 yrs and up must complete a swimming test to be unaccompanied in pool).

Pink Ribbon Program™

Join Mary Beth Chandler, Breast Cancer Post-Rehab Exercise Specialist, for the Pink Ribbon Program™ which teaches how to stretch and strengthen the shoulder, chest, back and abdominal muscles and regain range of motion to those areas affected by breast cancer surgery.

Positively Pink

Positively Pink is an eight week program that meets twice per week designed to create a positive, energetic healthy environment in which breast cancer survivors can become stronger and less fatigued. Through a specially tailored exercise curriculum, the participants will share in a program which includes aerobic exercise, stretching and strength building. In addition, health education lectures will be given on such topics as exercise, nutrition, yoga, cancer treatment and selfesteem. Classes will last 90 minutes and include 30 minutes of education and 60 minutes of exercise. Classes will be taught by certified personal trainers and Certified Cancer Specialists. In addition, the educational and nutritional components will be taught by specialists in their respective fields. •The program will run for five, eightweek sessions per year and accepting 15 participants per session.

Massage Therapy Tickets expire 4 months after the date of purchase. Look for massage package specials starting February 2011. To schedule an appointment for massage call Starr Kimmer at 321-2322.

Swedish Massage The most commonly offered and best known type of massage, Swedish massage uses a firm but gentle pressure to improve the circulation, ease muscle aches and tension, improve flexibility and create relaxation.

1/2 hour: $40, 1 hour: $55, 1.5 hour: $70

Deep Tissue Massage A type of massage aimed at the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as the Swedish massage, but with more intense pressure. It is also a more focused type of massage, as the therapist works to release chronic muscle tension or knots (also known as “adhesions”).

1/2 hour: $50, 1 hour: $65, 1.5 hour: $80

Reflexology The physical act of applying pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. Reflexology is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands with a premise that such work effects a physical change to the body.

1/2 hour: $40

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JCC Events Calendar January - June 2011

What do you get with your JCC membership? Fitness • Unlimited use of Fitness Center with Cybex Strength, Free Weights and Cardiovascular Equipment • Unlimited Group Exercise Classes • Unlimited Yoga and Pilates Classes • Unlimited Group Cycling Classes • Unlimited Water Fitness Classes • Unlimited use of Hydroriders and H20 Treadmills • Group Exercise Classes including Spin, Zumba, Hip Hop, Muscle Blast, Step & Boxing • Access to Personal Trainers • Gymnasium with Basketball Courts & Rock Wall • Outdoor Aquatic Center with Water Park • Indoor Pool and Warm Water Pool • Men’s & Women’s Only Swim • Outdoor Tennis Courts • Complimentary Babysitting Services while you work out • Complimentary Towel Service • Men’s and Women’s locker rooms equipped with Steam and Sauna rooms • The Pink Ribbon Programtm for women to help regain strength after breast cancer surgery • Positively Pink, free cancer exercise program that benefits recovering cancer patients.

January Sat., Jan. 8 7:30-11pm Coffee House see pg. 4 12-6pm American Red Cross Blood Drive see pg. 2 Wed., Jan. 12 Sat., Jan. 15 7:30pm Neshama Carlbach in Concert see pg. 3 Tues., Jan. 18 Noon-1pm Free Corporate Lunch see pg. 2 Positively Pink begins see pg. 2 Tues., Jan. 18 Sat., Jan. 22-30 18th Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film (Roper Theatre) see pg. 3

February Feb. 2011 9am Fri., Feb. 4 Sun., Feb. 6 Thurs., Feb. 10 7pm 5:30-7:30pm Fri., Feb. 11 Feb. 16-23 Sat., Feb. 19 7-10pm

Summer Camp Registration Begins Strelitz Preschool AM Open House Get Fit Stay Fit Challenge Begins Strelitz Preschool PM Open House Family Shabbat Dinner (families of children 12 & under) Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team (N.E.S.T) ”Please Be Seated” Dinner Party

see pg. 8 see pg. 7 see pg. 14 see pg. 7 see pg. 9 see pg. 4

March Sun., Mar. 13 1:30-3pm Sweets with your Sweeties (Children grades K-6) see pg. 9 Sun., Mar. 13 10am-3pm Purim Hamantashen (Cookie) Baking Bash (All ages) see pg. 3 Mon., Mar. 14 9:30–10:30am Chai Baby Purim Party (Babies of All Ages) see pg. 6 Senior Adults Purim Celebration see pg. 4 Tues., Mar. 15 12pm 2-4pm 2nd Annual PJ Purim Dance Party (families of children 12 & under)) Sun., Mar. 20 see pg. 9

April Family • Kids Night Out – Your kids have fun here while you get a night out!* • Free Family Dinner Events including Pizza in the Hut and Chanukah Dinner • Discounted enrollment in Kids Connection – the absolute best in before and after school programming • Discounts to all Strelitz Early Beginnings Programs, including Beginnings Baby Classes, Chai Baby Holiday Parties, Breakfast in Beginnings and Tot Shabbat • Discounts to Shabbat Gym & Swim, Mini Karate, Tots Yoga, Creative Music & Movement, Tip Toe & Tap, Little Artiste, Kids on Stage, and Hip Hop for Kids • Discounted Parent-Child, Preschool, and Youth Swim Lessons • Discounted Mini-Aqua Kids and Aqua Kids – Fun pool activities and water safety • Discounted Children’s Tennis, Junior Tennis Academy, Children’s Tennis Clinics, Team Tennis Academy and High School Tennis Academy

Mon., Apr. 11 Tues., Apr. 12 Thurs., Apr. 14 Thurs., Apr. 28

9:30–10:30am 12pm 5:30-7:30pm 7:30pm

Chai Baby Passover Party (Babies of All Ages) Senior Adults Passover Seder Passover Chocolate Seder (families of children 12 & under) Inhale-Exhale with Amir Gwirtzman, jazz musician

see pg. 6 see pg. 4 see pg. 9 see pg. 3

May May 2-9 Annual Week of Healthy Living Wed., May. 4 TBD American Red Cross Blood Drive see pg. 2 Wed., May 11 5:30-7:30pm 3rd Annual PJ Library Pajama Jam (families of children 12 & under) see pg. 9 1-4pm Israel Festival see pg. 3 Sun., May 15

June Sun., June 12 2-4pm Thurs., June 16 5:30-7:30pm Mon., June 20

Art at Heart Art Show Welcome Summer Cookout Summer Camp Begins

see pg. 3 see pg. 9 see pg. 8

*Members only, nominal fee.

Tile Fundraiser The Simon Family JCC

You Belong Here Marilyn and Marvin Simon Family Jewish Community Center on the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus of the Tidewater Jewish Community 757-321-2338

Join us in this colorful JCC fundraiser! Tile painting sessions will be held throughout the year. Check your e-mails or the front desk to find out more about the next studio time. Painting ideas have spanned from baby handprints, to love notes, to a corporate logo, to a commemorative tile honoring a loved one that passed away, to just plain fun. Your $100 tax-deductable donation will leave a permanent legacy on the JCC’s walls and will help us provide quality cultural arts programs, scholarships to camp, and innovative sporting teams and activities. Create your own mark on Jewish history today by contacting Marnie Waldman at 321-2342.

Spring 2011 Program Guide  

JCC Spring 2011 Program Guide