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Jewish Community Center of the Greater St. Paul Area

ATTRACTIONS Summer Program Guide 2017

Volume XXXIX, No. 2

OUR FUTURE . HERE .

With our Capital Campaign well on its way, the future is here – new aquatics center, best-in-class fitness facilities, state-of-the-art performing arts center and a warm and welcoming commons. Groundbreaking begins in June.

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E X EC U T I V E N OT E S multipurpose performance center with tiered seating and modern audiovisual technology, and a warm and welcoming commons area. All of this will allow us COMMUNITY to better serveJEWISH you, your children, yourCENTER of grandchildren THE GREATERinST. parents and your thePAUL AREA Martinout & Esther Capp years ahead (check pages 4 &Building 5 for 1375 St. Paul Avenue details).

The dictionary defines community as “a feeling of fellowship with others as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.” But how do we explain the power of community and the feeling that we get from belonging, connecting and celebrating together? Communities make us strong and I’m thankful for the communities in my life – my family, friends, and of course, the outstanding, inclusive community here at the J! As JCC’s across the country are rocked with threats and feelings of isolation, we are also grateful for the outpouring of support and solidarity by our neighbors and friends all around the Twin Cities who share our vision for a safe, welcoming and inclusive world. At the St. Paul JCC, it is our privilege to play a significant role in your lives, providing countless opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to connect, learn, get fit and come together as part of a larger whole.   This tradition will continue with our wide range of summer programming. But,

St. Paul, MN 55116-2828

With our Capital Campaign well underway, we are grateful for the community’s support and generosity. This project is a testament to the shared vision and commitment of members, donors, foundations and staff. Together, we are investing today for a thriving JCC for our future here. MICHAEL WALDMAN | CEO

summer will also mark the beginning of new changes to the JCC that we are particularly excited about. After three years of dreaming, planning and fundraising, we will finally begin the exciting renovations including an aquatics center with lap pool and family-fun recreation pool, best-in-class fitness facilities and new locker rooms, a

There’s something about this place.

On behalf of everyone at the St. Paul JCC, I thank you all for being part of our joyous community. B’Shalom,

OUR FUTURE . HERE .

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ANNUAL MEETING

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21 • 7 PM • OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY

Michael Waldman Chief Executive Officer mwaldman@stpauljcc.org 651 + 255 4731


For 50 years, our JCC has stood on St. Paul Avenue as the heart and hub of our community. From newborns to youth and teens, to adults and active seniors, the St. Paul JCC is the primary destination for enriching programming, support services and opportunities to connect. We welcome everyone who enters our doors and each year, thousands of individuals and families embrace the St. Paul JCC as their home away from home.

Today our programming is stronger than ever – but simply put – our 50-year-old building is not.

Today’s community calls for a transformed St. Paul JCC...

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This summer will be exciting. Groundbreaking

Our future here. A reimagined St. Paul JCC.

Beautiful and welcoming common areas to gather, work and connect with friends; gallery and art exhibition spaces throughout the building. All renderings are conceptual.

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State-of-the-art Performing Arts Center including tiered seating and modern sound, lighting and AV technologies.


OUR FUTURE . HERE .

begins in June! FAQ’s Will the St. Paul JCC stay open during construction? Yes. We will be open and almost all of our programs and services will continue to be provided. Will I still be able to workout and take my favorite class? Yes. The Fitness Center will remain open and most classes will run as scheduled. Check the website for schedules and updates. Open and bright Fitness Center featuring brand new, best-in-class equipment.

Will I be able to change and shower at the JCC during construction? Yes. Temporary changing and shower facilities will be available throughout the project. The JCC will not charge or collect Health Center dues beginning June 1. What will be closed during construction? The locker rooms/health centers, swimming pool, tennis and racquetball courts and drop-in babysitting will be closed starting June 1. However, you will still be able to swim and play racquetball as we have made arrangements for our members to use the pool and courts at the Midway and West St. Paul YMCAs at no charge to JCC members during the renovation.

New Aquatics Center featuring 25-yard lap pool and separate family-fun recreation pool.

Will Early Childhood and Camp be open during construction? Yes. While there may be a need to be flexible with spaces or locations, these programs will continue to run throughout construction. How long will the construction take and how can I track what’s happening? While we do not have a definite date for completion, the project will take approximately one year. Check out our website or call our construction info line at 651+255 4753 for ongoing updates.

For more details, please join us for one of our Town Hall Meetings at the St. Paul JCC.

May 4 at 5:30 PM May 21 at 10:30 AM Brand new locker rooms with amenties for all.

Visit stpauljcc.org for more information.

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jewish holidays YOM HASHOAH | APRIL 24 Yom HaShoah, known as “Holocaust Remembrance Day” in English, officially translates to “Remembrance Day for the Holocaust and Heroism.” It is an occasion to commemorate the lives and heroism of the six million Jewish people who died in the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945. YOM HAZIKARON | MAY 1 Yom Hazikaron is a day of memorial for those who lost their lives in the struggle that led to the establishment of the State of Israel and for all military personnel who were killed while in active duty in Israel’s armed forces. To commemorate the day, all places of public entertainment (theaters, cinemas, nightclubs, pubs, etc.) are closed in Israel from sunset to sundown. The most noticeable feature of the day is the sound of sirens that is heard throughout the country twice, during which the entire nation observes a two-minutes “standstill” of all traffic and daily activities.

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YOM HA’ATZMAUT | MAY 2 Yom Ha’atzmaut is a joyful celebration of Israel’s independence. It is celebrated annually on the 5th day of Iyar, which in 1948 corresponded to May 14, the day on which David Ben Gurion, the nation’s first prime minister, announced the creation of the State of Israel. Yom Ha’atzmaut is celebrated both in Israel and in Jewish communities throughout the world.

Tracey Agranoff Jewish Life & Learning Coordinator tagranoff@stpauljcc.org 651 + 255 4735

SHAVUOT | MAY 31- JUNE 1 Shavuot, which means the “Festival of Weeks,” occurs seven weeks after Passover and commemorates the receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, the harvesting of wheat in the land of Israel, and the ripening of the first fruits in Jerusalem. On Passover the Jews were freed from slavery; on Shavuot they were made into free people by receiving the Ten Commandments. Traditional foods for this holiday include blintzes, cheesecake, honey cake and other dairy dishes reminding us that the land of Israel is “flowing with milk and honey.” Reform Jews and Jews living in Israel observe the holiday for one day, while Conservative and Orthodox Jews celebrate the holiday for two days. TISHA B’AV | AUGUST 1 Tisha B’Av, a day of mourning, commemorates the tragedies that have befallen the Jewish people, many of which occurred on the ninth of Av (the 11th month of the Jewish calendar). Tisha B’Av commemorates the destruction of the first and second Temples, both of which were destroyed (by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.E. and then by the Romans in 70 C.E.). It also commemorates other historical events that have occurred on this day, including the edict of King Edward I, compelling the Jews of England to leave the country in 1290, and the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492. Instituted by the rabbis of 2nd-century Palestine, Tisha B’Av is regarded as the saddest day on the Jewish calendar.


ISRAEL INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVITIES

Sunday, May 7, 2017 3 – 5 PM St. Paul JCC FREE FOR ALL AGES EVENT HIGHLIGHTS • Israeli DJ and dance party • Climb Masada on the giant inflatable

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• Birthday party game room for kids - Israeli style • Relax and watch some of Israel’s favorite TV shows • Take a dip at our Tel Aviv beach party open swim • Ride through the Israel National Trail on spin bikes • Food for purchase. Eat some of Israel’s favorite treats • And so much more! Hang with your friends and celebrate Israel with your community!

YOM HAZIKARON Israeli Memorial Day

Sunday, April 30 at 5 PM St. Paul @ Mt. Zion • Minneapolis @ Sabes JCC Please join us for an evening of remembering Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism.

For more information, please contact Alyssa Golob: agolob@stpauljcc.org Proudly presented by: St. Paul JCC, Sabes JCC, Minneapolis Jewish Federation, and Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul.

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THE MARVIN J. PERTZIK

Jewish Cultural Arts Department

gallery walk exhibits COLORS ARE BOUNTIFUL MOSAIC BY JULIE DENEEN

THURSDAY, JUNE 8 - THURSDAY, JULY 20 Julie Deneen uses the creation of her mosaic artwork as a continuous journey of discovery. By utilizing a combination of mediums, techniques and themes, we see a range of styles in her finished mosaics. Julie’s favorite part of transforming her creative ideas into reality is “being able to cheer up an eyesore wall or give inspiration using spots of color.” For more information, contact Marley Richman.

BOOKMARK YOUR YEAR WITH US!

90 YEARS OF MUSIC THE ST. PAUL JCC SYMPHONY

TUESDAY, JULY 25 - THURSDAY, AUGUST 31 The 2016-2017 season marked the St. Paul JCC Symphony’s 90th year. Relive the celebration through photos and mementos of this remarkable accomplishment. For more information, contact Marley Richman.

STUDI O J MOSAIC BASICS - A STUDIO J EVENT

TUESDAY, JULY 11 • 1 - 4 PM • $10 Artist Julie Deneen will lead this workshop on the basic techniques, tools and materials needed to create your own mosaic! Each artist will create his or her own mosaic to take home. No artistic experience necessary! Please note some art materials may be messy and stain - be sure to dress accordingly. This workshop has a limited capacity - please register by July 1 to ensure your spot. For more information, contact Marley Richman.

ORCHESTRAL INSPIRATIONS A STUDIO J EVENT

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16 • 1 - 3 PM • FREE Taking our creative inspiration from the music of the St. Paul JCC Symphony, we will provide a musically immersive open studio space, as well as the canvas, paper, board base on which to create. We welcome you to provide your own favorite medium, supplies and creativity. For more information, contact Marley Richman.

Marley Richman Jewish Arts & Culture Coordinator marleyr@stpauljcc.org 651 + 255 4757

MY SON WEARS HEELS TWIN CITIES JEWISH BOOK SERIES PRESENTS JULIE TARNEY THURSDAY, MAY 18 • 7 PM $12 • $8 ADVANCE MEMBER VALUE PRICE When Julie Tarney’s only child Harry was two years old, he told her, “Inside my head I’m a girl.” It was 1992. The Internet was no help, because there was no Internet, and bookstores had no literature for a mom scrambling to raise such an unconventional child. A former PR agency president, Tarney is now the author of the book My Son Wears Heels as well as a blog by the same name. She is also an advocate for LGBTQ youth, a blogger at The Huffington Post, contributing voice for The Parents Project and the True Colors Fund’s Give a Damn Campaign, and serves on the Board of Directors of the It Gets Better Project. For more information, contact Marley Richman. This event is made possible by the Jewish Book Council. Community Partners: J-Pride, Shir Tikvah

Tracey Agranoff Jewish Life & Learning Coordinator tagranoff@stpauljcc.org 651 + 255 4735


A D U LT P R O G R A M S

PICNIC AT THE LAKE HARRIET ROSE GARDENS

great reads recycled TUESDAY, MAY 16 – SUNDAY, MAY 21 Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8 AM - 8 PM Friday & Sunday 8 AM - 12 PM USED BOOK EXCHANGE IS BACK! Donate gently used books (excluding text books, magazines, or encyclopedias) from May 8 - May 15, then join us for the sale! For more information, contact Barbie Levine.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21 • 10:30 AM - 1 PM $27 • $18 MEMBER VALUE PRICE Lake Harriet is one of Minneapolis’ most beloved gathering spots. If you love flowers, come join us as we tour the gardens and enjoy box lunches while viewing the lake. Register by June 5. For more information, contact Nancy Sullivan.

SWEDISH INSTITUTE TOUR - THE IMMIGRANT TRUNK EXPERIENCE

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12 • 12:15 - 3 PM $24 • $16 MEMBER VALUE PRICE Discover the facts of early Swedish immigrant life by seeing what Swedish immigrants brought with them on their journey. This tour will be part show and tell, part antiques road show, and part walk down memory lane. Register by July 3. For more information, contact Nancy Sullivan.

THE HOLLER SESSIONS AT THE GUTHRIE TEN THOUSAND THINGS THEATER PRESENTS, INTIMATE APPAREL

THURSDAY, MAY 11 • 7 - 9 PM • FREE A beautiful story of an African American seamstress in the early 1900s, and her long-distance correspondence with a worker on the Panama Canal as well as her loving friendships with a prostitute and a Jewish tailor. Limited seats, please register by May 10. For more information, contact Nancy Sullivan.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 • NOON - 4 PM $27 • $18 MEMBER VALUE PRICE The Holler Sessions centers on one man’s burning obsession for American jazz. Ray, an explosive Kansas City DJ, broadcasts from his shoddy studio. His rants and razor sharp insights are interspersed with extraordinary music and space for listening. Register by July 19. For more information, contact Nancy Sullivan.

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP ANNUAL READING AND RECEPTION

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22 • 2 PM Members of the long-running and beloved Creative Writing Workshop read from their fiction memoirs, essays and poetry. A reception follows the readings. Register by August 21. For more information, contact Barbie Levine.

SUMMER SWEETS, SCRABBLE AND BOARD GAMES

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM $15 • $7.50 MEMBER VALUE PRICE Join us for summer treats and board games! Bring your Scrabble board or gather your Mahjong friends. It’s going to be fun! Register by August 1. For more information, contact Nancy Sullivan.

WITH MUSSAR AND MIDDOT

An afternoon of Jewish learning

Registration starts April 26 at www.ttsp.org

out on the town ALEXANDER RAMSEY HOUSE

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 • 9 AM - 12:30 PM $22.50 • $15 MEMBER VALUE PRICE A costumed guide will escort us through the Ramsey mansion, bringing the world of the Ramsey family to life including his roles in politics and what life was like in St. Paul after the Civil War. After the tour we will stop for ice cream at the Grand Ole Creamery. Register by May 1. For more information, contact Nancy Sullivan.

SENIOR TOUR OF HOMES

THURSDAY, MAY 25 • 9:15 AM - 2 PM Tour a variety of senior living communities in the Highland Park area in a fun, entertaining way. The route will showcase various options: independent living, assisted living, residential home and memory care. Lunch provided. Register by May 18. For more information, contact Barbie Levine.

SUNDAY, JUNE 4 • 1:00-4:00 PM ADATH JESHURUN 10500 HILLSIDE LN W MINNETONKA, MN 55305 AN AFTERNOON OF JEWISH LEARNING ENGAGE WITH MUSSAR $20 per person; $25 at the door

The Mussar movement in Judaism is defined as the education of the individual toward strict ethical behavior in the spirit of halakhah. No matter your experience with Mussar, this ENGAGE-ing afternoon has something for you. Mussar Yoga • Chanting the Middot • Introduction to Mussar and Middot • Beyond the Basics • Stories of Mussar Masters • Mussar and Leadership.

Community Partners: Choice Connections

Barbie Levine Director of Adult Services blevine@stpauljcc.org 651 + 255 4734

Nancy Jo Sullivan Adult Programs Staff nancys@stpauljcc.org 651 + 255 4746

Tracey Agranoff Jewish Life & Learning Coordinator tagranoff@stpauljcc.org 651 + 255 4735

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Inclusion Department

ongoing programs AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE

SAORI HAND WEAVING

Community Partners: AARP

Community Partners: Studio Fun & SAORI Free-Style Weaving and Bengala Dyes

MEN’S CLUB

HFC WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE JCC

TUESDAYS, MAY 16, JULY 11 & SEPTEMBER 19 • 8:45 AM - 1 PM $20 • $15 AARP Member Tune up your skills and knowledge of the rules of the road. Participants will be eligible to save money on car insurance. Cash or check only to be paid to instructor at time of class. For more information, contact Barbie Levine.

1ST, 2ND & 3RD MONDAY OF THE MONTH • 9 - 10:30 AM $5 FOR KOSHER BREAKFAST Join us for Men’s Club! Each meeting consists of songs, breakfast and a speaker from the Twin Cities community. We host speakers who present on a wide variety of topics that appeal to anyone who has a desire to learn about and discuss what’s going on at a community, national and global level. Please check website for upcoming speakers. For more information, contact Nancy Sullivan.

TUESDAYS, MAY 2 - MAY 23 • 5 - 6:30 PM $120 • $80 MEMBER VALUE PRICE SAORI is a free-style weaving without any rules or restrictions. Our mission is not to teach you, but lead you. Ages 13+ with and without disabilities are encouraged to join. Register by April 27. For more information, contact Ahna Mitley.

WEDNESDAYS, MAY 3 & 17 • 6:30 - 8 PM Join HFC friends at the JCC for a casual evening hanging out and various activities including crafts, kickball, card games, bingo and more! The JCC provides the perfect location for members to escape home and get together with friends to catch up. Register at www.highlandfriendshipclub.org/. For more information, contact Ahna Mitley. Community Partners: Highland Friendship Club

MEN’S ROUNDTABLE

4TH MONDAY OF THE MONTH • 9 - 10 AM LOCATION: SHOLOM HOME EAST, 740 KAY AVENUE, ST. PAUL Engage in thought-provoking discussions and debate on current world events. Everyone learns, everyone teaches. For more information, contact Nancy Sullivan.

LOOKING FOR A SUMMER CAMP EXPERIENCE? See page 15.

Powered by the St. Paul JCC

WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE

4TH MONDAY OF THE MONTH • 9:15 - 10:30 AM $5 • $2 MEMBER VALUE PRICE Here’s your chance to meet the most interesting women in town in a forum that’s up close and personal. Please visit stpauljcc.org for upcoming speakers. For more information, contact Nancy Sullivan.

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP

MONDAYS • 10:30 AM - NOON NO CLASS MAY 29 & JUNE 12 A weekly, year-round class offering a supportive environment to share work and grow as a writer. Led by Christine Sikorski. Ages 21+ welcome. For more information, contact Barbie Levine. Supported by the Frances and Ted Shuirman Endowment Fund of the St. Paul JCC Endowment Funds

JCC BOOK GROUP

4TH THURSDAY OF THE MONTH • 10 - 11 AM Our book group, facilitated by Beth Friend, reads a wide variety of texts: novels, memoirs, non-fiction, short stories and everything in between. Please visit stpauljcc.org for upcoming titles. For more information, contact Barbie Levine.

PICKLEBALL AT THE J Pickleball is sweeping the nation. Come play this fun, social and highly addictive sport at your J. All levels welcome! Drop in times: Monday Wednesday Thursdays Friday Sunday

Noon-1 9-11 am 5:15-6:30 pm Noon-1 12:30-2:30

Drop in times are free for JCC members. Non-members may purchase a 10 drop-in punch card for $20 at the Front Desk Sunday-Friday.

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Punch cards will expire on August 31. No other membership privileges included.

Barbie Levine Director of Adult Services blevine@stpauljcc.org 651 + 255 4734

Nancy Jo Sullivan Adult Programs Staff nancys@stpauljcc.org 651 + 255 4746

Ahna Mitley Inclusion & Accessibility Coordinator ahnam@stpauljcc.org 651 + 255 4772


FITNESS

specialty fitness classes T’AI CHI CHUAN

SUNDAYS, JUNE 4 - JULY 9 11 AM - NOON SUNDAYS, JULY 16 - AUGUST 20 11 AM - NOON $90 • $60 MEMBER VALUE PRICE T’ai Chi Chuan is a set of naturally flowing movements for fitness, relaxation, meditation, and selfdefense that originated in China nearly 1,000 years ago. T’ai Chi Chuan consists of about 100 movements, performed slowly and in continuous sequence with a spirit of calmness, balance and awareness. Ages 16+.

HARDSTYLE KETTLEBELLS

MONDAYS, JUNE 5 - JULY 10 7:30 - 8:15 AM MONDAYS, JULY 31 - SEPTEMBER 11 7:30 - 8:15 AM $90 • $60 MEMBER VALUE PRICE Member fee increases to $80 on July 13. Increase strength, build muscle and burn calories in this intense Kettlebell class. Combine cardiovascular and strength exercises for the ultimate, total-body workout. Participants should be able to get down on the floor, and have no shoulder mobility limitations. This class combines technique drills with a workout. Plan to remove your shoes to maximize stability as you work. Ages 13+.

PILATES WITH PROPS

MONDAYS, JUNE 5 - JULY 10 9 - 10:30 AM MONDAYS, JULY 17 - AUGUST 21 9 - 10:30 AM $90 • $60 MEMBER VALUE PRICE Add variety to your Pilates routine with this prop class. Utilizing stability balls, foam rollers and resistance bands, this is truly a complete body workout that will leave you feeling energized and strong. Ages 16+.

FELDENKRAIS METHOD®

TUESDAYS, 9:30 - 10:30 AM THURSDAYS, 6 - 7 PM TUESDAYS SUMMER 1: JUNE 6 - JULY 18 THURSDAYS SUMMER 1: *no class Thursday, 7/4 JUNE 8 - JULY 20 TUESDAYS SUMMER 2: AUGUST 1 - SEPTEMBER 12 THURSDAYS SUMMER 2: AUGUST 3 - SEPTEMBER 14 $120 • $80 MEMBER VALUE PRICE Each scientifically-designed weekly Feldenkrais lesson enhances your selfawareness and movement abilities, adding more pleasure, confidence, and biomechanical efficiency to all you do. Dress in layers and bring a towel. Ages 16+. For more information, contact Alyssa Golob.

TAE KWON DO

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS 7 - 8 PM JULY 25 - SEPTEMBER 14 $90 • $60 MEMBER VALUE PRICE This Korean-style martial art is an excellent conditioning and selfdefense sport. The class is co-ed and appropriate for all skill levels. Ages 12+. No class June 1 or July 4.

T’AI CHI CHIH

THURSDAYS, JUNE 8 - JULY 6 8:30 - 9:30 AM THURSDAYS, JULY 20 - AUGUST 24 8:30 - 9:30 AM $90 • $60 MEMBER VALUE PRICE For experienced participants. T’ai Chi Chih is a set of 19 movements and one pose. It is a soft, flowing, moving meditation practiced by tens of thousands of people around the world. It’s easy to learn and brings benefits to many, including peace of mind, improved health, and, simply, joy. Ages 16+.

Rita Wallin swam 100 miles in our pool last year. She likes to call her last mile “Candy Cane Mile” because she passes out candy canes to the other swimmers to celebrate hitting the 100th mile! Rita has been a proud member of the Center since 2004 and is grateful for the amazing community she has created with her JCC friends.

Amy Hodge Personal Training/Group Exercise Coordinator amyh@stpauljcc.org 651 + 255 4764

Carolin Magstadt General Manager Health & Fitness carolinM@stpauljcc.org 651 + 255 4763

Alyssa Golob Program Director agolob@stpauljcc.org 651 + 255 4736

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S TA F F O N T H E M O V E

new beginnings Soni Cohen is our new Chief Communications Officer, serving both our St. Paul JCC and Sabes JCC Sara Greenberg has transitioned from Membership Engagement Specialist to Marketing & Development Specialist Janet Leavitt has transitioned from her former roles as Membership Retention Specialist to Member Services & Accounting Associate Carolin Magstadt is our new Health & Fitness General Manager. Welcome, Carolin! Christina Mendelson is our new Membership Specialist. Welcome, Christina! Ahna Mitley is our new Inclusion & Accessibility Coordinator. Welcome, Ahna!

new adventures Penny Schumacher is now the Executive Director of the Minneapolis Community & Technical College Foundation and College Advancement in downtown Minneapolis. During her tenure, Penny played a meaningful role in almost every aspect of our JCC and has touched our community deeply. Farewell, but not good-bye. We thank Penny for everything she did during her 11 years as part of our JCC family. Leah Wing has moved to Denver, Colorado to become the Placement Manager & Cultural Care for Education First. Leah had a significant impact developing creative and innovative programming for participants of The Calvin & Beverly Calmenson Inclusion Department, making the St. Paul JCC a welcoming place for all.

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We didn’t want to miss the chance to wish L’Hitraot (Farewell) and Nesia Tova (Safe Travels) to our amazing Community Shlicha Eden Kohali. Eden has shared her joy and passion of her homeland to the St. Paul Community for the last two years and will be returning to Israel this summer to pursue her studies. We are beyond grateful for her effort, humor, creativity, knowledge, energy, enthusiasm and friendship. Not only did she help to facilitate many informative and inspirational community programs, but her weekly ‘Exploring Hebrew with Eden’ class, Club J and Early Childhood Israel/Hebrew education programming offered fun and creative learning for JCC members of all ages. We wish much success to Eden on her new endeavors and remind her that she is a welcome friend to the JCC and the St. Paul community.

Tracey Agranoff Jewish Life & Learning Coordinator tagranoff@stpauljcc.org 651 + 255 4735

Welcome our 2017 Camp Butwin Israeli Shlichim Meet our 2017 Shlichim (Emissaries), the Israeli specialists who will infuse the Camp Butwin Experience with Israeli ruach (spirit) and bring Israeli culture to camp! We are excited to welcome Shira Gil to Camp Butwin as our Omanut (Arts & Crafts) Specialist this summer. Shira calls Haifa her home and majored in Art as part of her High School studies. She is currently working as an outdoor nature guide and is excited to experience a Minnesota summer and meet all of our campers, staff and families. Noor Bavly will be our Rikud (Dance/ Movement) Specialist at camp this summer and she can’t wait to begin her Camp Butwin summer. She is a lifelong dance student and teacher with a love of Israel and a passion to meet all of our camp families and we could not be more excited to welcome her to Camp Butwin this summer.

HOST FAMILIES WANTED An integral part of the success of the Summer Shlichim program are our amazing families who welcome them into their homes. If your family is interested in being a three-week host family, contact Tracey Agranoff.


APPLEBAUM AWARD 2017 The Roy Applebaum Memorial Award is presented each year for outstanding dedication to our Youth Basketball Program to someone who inspires children while teaching them the fundamentals of basketball, just like Roy Applebaum did many years ago. The JCC is proud to present Coach David Kehr with this year’s award for his extraordinary dedication to our league and its players. David has been involved at the JCC since he started playing in our basketball leagues when he was in kindergarten, and continued to play basketball competitively through junior high school. In 9th grade, David decided to give up competitive basketball so he could fully focus on golf; however, he didn’t walk away entirely from basketball. David showed remarkable maturity and decided to give back to the sport and our community by volunteering in our basketball leagues. David is now a senior in high school and has volunteered in our leagues for the last four years. He coaches in all four of our leagues, dedicating his time to be with the kids he coaches every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at the JCC. He is loved by his players and is respected by their parents and by his peers. Congratulations, David! We would also like to thank all of our Youth Basketball League volunteer coaches who generously gave their time and talent to this year’s season!

The St. Paul JCC’s All Children’s Theater cast , grades 5 –7, took audiences on a scrumdidilyumptious adventure through the mysterious chocolate factory as they lit up the JCC stage in Willy Wonka.

Ned Cohen Youth & Recreation Coordinator nedc@stpauljcc.org 651 + 255 4767

Marley Richman Jewish Arts & Culture Coordinator marleyr@stpauljcc.org 651 + 255 4757

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Sarah Fedorowicz Nelson Youth & Family and Camp Butwin Director sarahf@stpauljcc.org 651 + 255 4768

campbutwin.org


THE ALLEN SHORES

CAMP BUTWIN

Youth Department

BUTWIN CLASSIC

Our Classic Camp Butwin programs allow campers from pre-K (must be entering kindergarten in fall)-8th grade to explore our 88 acres of beautiful wooded landscapes through activities such as horseback riding, sports, boating, challenge courses, arts and crafts, nature, and swimming. Our flexible session structures allow you to build your perfect summer. You can chose from 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 weeks or 8 weeks or mix some specialty camps with classic camp for an exciting summer experience. The 2017 camp season begins on June 19. Session 1 June 19 - June 30 Session 2 July 3 - July 14 (no camp on Tuesday, July 4) Session 3 July 17 - Aug 11

SPECIALTY CAMPS (ENTERING GRADES 3 - 6)

Hey, parents! With summer fast approaching, many of you are already thinking ahead to the 2017-2018 school year. Don’t forget to include Club J after-school care in your fall plans! For more information, check out our website at www.stpauljcc.org

Get ready for some serious fun! Take a week (or more!) to do what you love the most! Our specialty camps give campers the chance to focus on a topic or skill with the benefits of being in a fun camp environment. Choose from sports specialties, arts exploration, horseback riding to eating adventures and more. Or, cap the summer off performing in our fabulous Spotlight play. You can even mix some specialty camps with classic camp for an exciting summer experience. Campers will have their specialty camp focus every morning and then jump into their Butwin favorites in the afternoons.

BUTWIN EXTENDED

August 14 - 18 & 21 - 25 Camp season is almost here, but what happens after you have had the best summer ever at Camp Butwin? Butwin Extended, of course! Keep the best camp summer going and going with us at Butwin Extended, where we have something for everyone. Campers will spend their mornings focusing on a weeklong specialty of their choice and their afternoons in fun and creative camp-themed electives, swimming and Shabbat activities on Fridays. There’s no better way to wrap up the summer! For more information, contact Tracey Agranoff.

CLUB KULANU

Club Kulanu is for individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities ages 16+. Campers learn as a group, as well as develop unique skills and abilities. Kulanu, which is Hebrew for “all of us,” utilizes Camp Butwin and opportunities in the community to help participants learn about and experience activities in four key areas: Recreation, Home Living, Community Participation, and Job Skills. For more information, contact Ahna Mitley. Session 1: June 19 - June 23

JAMBOREE

JUNE JAMBOREE: JUNE 8 & 9 (DISTRICT 196), JUNE 12 - 16 (ALL DISTRICTS) AUGUST JAMBOREE: AUGUST 28 - SEPTEMBER 1 $63/DAY • $42/DAY MEMBER VALUE PRICE Jamboree is a full-day childcare option for children in grades K-6. This special session takes place at the beginning and end of the summer, during the gap weeks between the school year and camp. Each morning, kids choose a sport or craft activity that interests them. After lunch, the group goes on an afternoon field trip to waterparks, museums and more, ending the day with gym. Reserve your spot today – days fill up!

KINDER KICK-OFF

SEPTEMBER 5 & 6 • 7:30 AM - 6 PM St. Paul Public Schools Kindergarteners, need something to do before starting school on September 7? Join us for Kinder Kick-Off, a special kindergarten only first taste of JCC school age programming, featuring a fun age appropriate field trip in the morning, and a sample of Club J afterschool care in the afternoon!

Session 2: June 26 - June 30 Session 3: July 3 - July 7 Session 4: July 10 - July 14 Session 5: July 17 - July 21 Session 6: July 24 - July 28 Session 7: July 31 - August 4 Session 8: August 7 - August 11

Ahna Mitley Inclusion & Accessibility Coordinator ahnam@stpauljcc.org 651 + 255 4772

Tracey Agranoff Jewish Life & Learning Coordinator tagranoff@stpauljcc.org 651 + 255 4735

Ned Cohen Youth & Recreation Coordinator nedc@stpauljcc.org 651 + 255 4767

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IT’S ABOUT TIME. TWO JCCS. ONE GREAT NIGHT! On December 3, 2016, close to 800 people from both sides of the river gathered together for the first-ever Twin Cities-wide JCC celebration of community. The evening included a community Havdalah, a surprise visit by Senator Amy Klobuchar, great schmoozing opportunities, and delicious food and drinks. To cap off the evening there was dancing to music by Prince cover band, The Purple Xperience and an interactive arts exhibit designed to foster deeper connections between individuals and our communities, across the room and across the river. The evening honored Etta & Mike Barry and Wendy & Steve Baldinger. St. Paul JCC and The Sabes JCC want to thank event co-chairs Cindy & Michael Garr, Laurie & Bruce Goldfarb, Lynn Lederman & Ken Raskin, Karee & Brad Lehrman and the wonderful committee who made It’s About Time, a night to remember!

DON’T MISS THE 2017 EVENT

Save the Date November 19, 2017

“Just remember, the next little girl who learns to make candles at the JCC, may just grow up to become a US Senator.” – Amy Klobuchar

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ABRAHAMSON FAMILY ENDOWMENT FUND

Barbara Kaster Bill and Ryvelle Tilsner With best wishes for Al Abrahamson’s speedy recovery

AREA OF GREATEST NEED

The Agranoff Family In memory of the Segal Family’s Father and Grandfather Hanley Cohn Eileen Bream Rick Linsk and Nancy Crotti Stuart and Lynne Sanders Steve and Nancy Schachtman Jim and Leslie Strohm Honoring Wendy and Steve Baldinger for “It’s About Time” Event The Briand-Rabin Family In memory of Saul Hartman Michael and Suellen Buelow In memory of Toni Weinberg Michael and Stephanie Chauss Laurie, Lee and Matthew Kamman Corey Kirshenbaum Michelle and Steven Shaller In memory of Delores Fink Annie and Niles Deneen In honor of all the AMAZING early childhood staff and teachers that go ABOVE AND BEYOND everyday, thank you for all that you do!! Catherine Erickson In honor of Sheldon Berkowitz Jeremy and Jessica Fine To Bruce Fink and his dedicated leadership to the JCC Mark Gittleman and Debra Oberman In appreciation for the JCC work of Bruce and Laurie Goldfarb and Jennifer Kaplan Zeevi Becker and Lisa Hertzberg For Camp Butwin child care- violin- basketball – yoga- swimming and all the other things you do Laurie, Lee and Matthew Kamman In memory of Elaine Rogan Jeffrey Margulis Kevin and Amy Olson Ken Weintraub and Sharon Katz-Weintraub In memory of Morrie Lapidos Hayley Saccoman I am so sorry about recent events, Thinking of you all, sending love Bobbi and Jack Schribman In honor of Gary Bloom’s special birthday

NAOMI AND NEIL ARNOLD WOMEN’S HEALTH AND WELLNESS FUND Neil and Naomi Arnold In honor of Bobbi and Jack Schribman’s 50th wedding anniversary Harvey and Sue Kaplan Nancy Karasov

Roberta and Fred Kravitz Betty Sue and David Lipschultz Janie and Don Rutman Keith and Wendy Rutman Family Dianne and Leighton Siegel Rick and Diane Smookler Michael and Lyba Vinitsky In honor of Neil Arnold’s 75th Birthday Peter and Sue Stein In memory of Bernice Rosten

RON AND RUTH BEAR MEMORIAL HEALTH AND FITNESS FUND

Barb Kaster In honor of Sam Schraber receiving his Master’s Degree and being admitted into the School of Dentistry Esther and Jim Paletz In memory of Alfred Weiss David and Paula Schraber In loving memory of Joyce Burnstein In loving memory of Marge Cox In loving memory of Arnold Divine In loving memory of Leslie Edelstein In loving memory of Neil Edelstein In loving memory of Delores Fink In loving memory of Terry Freedman In loving memory of Mary Hopp In loving memory of Beverly Kaminsky In loving memory of Bernice Rosten In loving memory of Meyer Salloway In loving memory of Jack Strohm In loving memory of Melvin Warren

FANNIE AND MAURICE BIRNBERG CULTURAL ARTS FUND Cynthia Launer and Will Thomas Michael Launer and Lesli Hines

HERMAN J. BIRNBERG ENDOWMENT FUND

Cynthia Launer and Will Thomas

SUSAN S. AND GARY J. BLOOM FUND Gary and Susan Bloom

Eileen Bream Burt and Lucille Garr Janie and Don Rutman Marilyn Smith Lloyd and Vicki Stern In honor of Gary Bloom’s 75th birthday In honor of Susan Bloom’s 75th birthday Bonnie Segal In honor of Gary Bloom’s 75th birthday Rick and Diane Smookler With best wishes for Susan and Gary Bloom’s special anniversary

BRIER-GLACHMAN ADULT TRANSPORTATION FUND Judith and Arnold Brier

DAVID AND SHEILA H. BROD FAMILY FUND

Michael and Cindy Garr and family In honor of Holly Brod Farber’s very special birthday!

JACK BUTWIN CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Bev and Dick Behr In memory of Tom Godes With best wishes for a speedy recovery to Norm Feinberg Michael, Stephanie, and Ida Chauss In appreciation of JCC Staff Burt and Lucille Garr In memory of Neil Edelstein Michael and Cindy Garr and Family In loving memory of Betty Lou Brown Dorothy Lipschultz In memory of Morrie Lapidos In memory of Paul Knopf Etta Rikess In memory of Larry Rosen Rita Shear In memory of Judy Goldberg’s brother

RITA AND RAY BUTWIN CAMP BUTWIN ENDOWMENT FUND Beryl Berke In honor of Carl Birnberg’s special birthday In honor of Tammy and Carl Birnberg’s special anniversary In memory of Dick Fisch In memory of Geri Blumenfeld In memory of Irving Borkon With best wishes for Marshall Silberstein’s wonderful recovery Beryl Berke, Mark, Helayne and Ross In honor of Ron Butwin’s 70th birthday

BEVERLY THORMAN CALMENSON FUND FOR JEWISH GAY AND LESBIAN PROGRAMMING Dori Denelle Burt and Lucille Garr In memory of Geri Blumenfeld

MARTIN AND ESTHER CAPP BUILDING IMPROVEMENT FUND Tim and Wendy Oskey In memory of Lynn Johnson on his Yahrzeit

CHILD CARE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Burt and Lucille Garr Honoring Steve and Wendy Baldinger for their role in support and caring of our community! In honor of Barb and Steve Godes’ granddaughter Ella’s Bat Mitzvah In honor of Barb Godes’ special birthday Steve and Barb Godes In memory of Delores Fink In memory of Neil Edelstein In memory of Tom Godes

This list acknowledges, with gratitude, contributions of $10 or more that were received from November 2016 - February 2017. If we have inadvertently omitted or misspelled your name, please notify Evie Kamin at 651 + 255 4741 or Stacy Dockman at 651 + 255 4730 and we will include a correction in the next issue of Attractions.

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CLAIRE AND ROY COHEN YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Jody Cohen Press and Steve Press In memory of Marilyn Norsted In memory of Mel Warren David and Paula Schraber In loving memory of John Bertram Press

LARRY COHEN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FUND Leah Krawetz In memory of Larry Cohen

JODY A. COHEN PRESS MUSICAL THEATRE ENDOWMENT FUND

Jody Cohen Press and Steve Press In honor of Rick Hendrickson’s award as a 2016 Minnesota Attorney of the Year In honor of Penny Schumacher’s years of service to the St Paul JCC

DORI DENELLE STAFF INITIATIVE FUND Dori Denelle In memory of Shel Wert Barry and Rena Glaser With best wishes for a happy birthday to Dori Denelle

DR. BILL DERECHIN MEMORIAL FUND Julienne Applebaum Barbara Kaster Anna Marie Piccolo In memory of Haddie Derechin’s sister, Jessie Popeski

MICHAEL FALK MEMORIAL SPECIAL NEEDS FUND Carolyn Aberman, Steve and Bob Falk In memory of Geri In memory of Howard Gelb Sherm and Jan Ringer In memory of Neil Edelstein David and Paula Schraber

CLAIRE AND EDMAR (TATTY) FINK FUND

Michael and Cindy Garr and family In loving memory of Delores Fink

MARGIE AND MITCHELL FINK FAMILY ENDOWMENT FUND Mitch and Margie Fink In memory of Geri Blumenfeld In memory of Neil Edelstein In memory of Gerald Fields In memory of Delores Fink In memory of Eddie and Esther Firestone In memory of Tom Godes In memory of Morrie Lapidos In memory of Judy Levin In memory of Joy Molever In memory of Frank Sher In memory of Melvin Warren

CONNIE AND LEO FOX CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUND Paula Fox

FRIENDS OF THE ARTS

Bonita Benson Aldoza Berdiyeva and Georgiy Melikov David and Sheila Brod Susan Cobin Pearl Jackson Phyllis and Lloyd Robinson Yetta Slott Peter and Sue Stein Inessa Sukhanova David and Mimi Wick Molly Wilbur Cohen

BURT AND LUCILLE GARR FUND

Don and Paula Bernstein Barry and Rena Glaser Stan and Sue Leonard Sherm and Jan Ringer Rick and Diane Smookler With best wishes for a very happy birthday to Lucille Garr Burt and Lucille Garr With best wishes for Barbara Gitlin’s speedy recovery! Barry and Rena Glaser Rick and Diane Smookler With best wishes for a happy anniversary to Lucille and Burt Garr Barry and Rena Glaser Stan and Sue Leonard Rick and Diane Smookler In honor of Burt Garr’s birthday

JACK AND LILLIAN GELLER FAMILY ENDOWMENT FUND FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Loren and Rosie Geller Wishing Shirley Besikof a speedy recovery

MICHAEL BENJAMIN GLASER FAMILY FUND FOR INCLUSION AND ACCESSIBILITY PROGRAMMING

David and Sheila Brod In appreciation of Barry and Rena Glaser Burt and Lucille Garr Wishing Barry Glaser a very happy birthday With best wishes for a happy anniversary to Rena and Barry Glaser With best wishes for a happy birthday to Rena Glaser Joel Glaser In memory of Lois Wilshire Barry and Rena Glaser In honor of Muriel and Lon Lachter’s granddaughter’s Bat Mitzvah In memory of Jerry Franck In memory of Olivia and Sean Herstein’s mother With best wishes for a happy birthday to Jan Ringer With best wishes for a happy birthday to Sherm Ringer

David and Fern Sanders In honor of Barry Glaser’s birthday In honor of Rena Glaser’s birthday In honor of Rena and Barry Glaser’s anniversary In honor of Ida and Mel Manoff’s 60th wedding anniversary In honor of Arnie Remer’s 80th birthday Rick and Diane Smookler In honor of Barry Glaser’s birthday

HARRIET AND PETER GLICK CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUND Peter and Harriet Glick

GRACE AND MAX GRANZBERG SENIOR TRANSPORTATION FUND David and Paula Schraber In loving memory of Edward Gale

JEAN HARRIS ENDOWMENT FUND Devorah Harris and Larry Abrams In memory of Claire and Ed Fink Irwin Weisman

INCLUSION AND ACCESSIBILITY FUND Burt and Lucille Garr In honor of Paula and Don Bernstein’s anniversary In memory of Judy Goldberg’s brother In memory of Morrie Lapidos In memory of Jim Strohm’s father In memory of Leslie Strohm’s mother Wishing Sue Leonard a very happy birthday Wishing Sherm Ringer a very happy birthday With best wishes for a happy birthday to Jan Ringer Sherm and Jan Ringer In memory of Geri Blumenfeld In memory of Marge Edwards In memory of Morrie Lapidos In memory of Ryv Tilsner’s brother With best wishes for Herb Bernick’s speedy and complete recovery With best wishes for a speedy recovery to Barbara Gitlin Rita Shear In memory of Geri Blumenfeld In memory of Alec Kiperstin Rick and Diane Smookler In honor of Chuck Pitzele’s 75th birthday In honor of Lloyd Stern’s 75th birthday Wishing Sherm Ringer a very happy birthday

CAROL AND MARVIN JOHNSON FAMILY ENDOWMENT FUND Hart and Raleigh Johnson In memory of Delores Fink

REUBEN AND ESTHER KAPLAN FUND Ken and Molly Garelick In memory of Geri Blumenfeld In memory of Delores Fink Robert and Jennifer Kaplan

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NANCY AND ELLIOTT KARASOV FAMILY FUND

Nancy Karasov In honor of Rabbi Alvin Kass’s 50 years of service to the NY City Police Dept In memory of Ruth Cohen In memory of Lenore Gollop Mazel Tov on Marilyn Karasov’s special birthday Alan Olstein and Phyllis Karasov In honor of Marilyn Karasov’s 90th birthday Alan Milavetz and Bonnie Resnick and Family Heidi Resnick In memory of Lenore Gollop

CY KASTER YOUTH HEALTH AND FITNESS FUND

Barbara Kaster In memory of Joan and Elmer Fosseen’s sister

MIRIAM AND LEROY KIEFFER ENDOWMENT FUND Leroy and Miriam Kieffer

PEARL AND JOSEPH KRAWETZ FAMILY HEBREW ULPAN FUND Miriam and Robert Bassian Robert and Afrose Krawetz Neal and Susan Shapiro

FLORENCE LAPINSKY MEMORIAL FUND Tim and Carole Bloom In honor of Zach and Lindsay Kafitz’s bundle of joy to arrive! In memory of Baby Kafitz Steve and Eve Kafitz With best wishes for a happy birthday to Tim Bloom

LAUNER FAMILY ENDOWMENT FUND Cynthia Launer and Will Thomas Michael Launer and Lesli Hines

LEAVITT FAMILY JEWISH EDUCATION FUND

Charlie and Janet Leavitt In memory of Marjorie Edwards

YALE LIBMAN FUND

David and Paula Schraber In loving memory of Mae Libman

MACCABI FUND

Michael and Stacy Dockman In memory of Kevin Abramson Harry and Nina Rosefelt

SYLVAN AND ESTELLE MACK PUBLIC AFFAIRS FUND Judy Goldner

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MORT MADDEN TODAH RABAH STAFF FUND

Burt and Lucille Garr David and Valerie Smith In memory of Delores Fink Barbie Levine and Sara Lynn Newberger Michael and Erin Waldman In memory of Norma Sue Madden Zach, Eli, Josh and Robin Madden In honor of Mort’s incredible wife, Norma Sue, and his daughters, Maggie and Amy, and their wonderful family and friends (including all those that work at the JCC)

HATTIE AND HENRY MAROFSKY ADMINISTRATIVE FUND

Stuart and Joann Marofsky In honor of Wayne Greenberg’s special birthday In loving memory of Paul Royce

SHERMAN AND EVELYN MARRINSON MUSIC MEMORIAL FUND Carol Gurstelle Mazel Tov on Sami’s Bat Mitzvah Robert Hanson Bill and Sharon Torodor In memory of Morrie Lapidos Sending warm wishes to Helen Nemer for a complete and speedy recovery

MARVELOUS EDUCATION FUND

Marilyn Smith In honor of Steve and Stephanie Farsht’s daughter’s Bat Mitzvah

BILL AND ROSE MARVY CAMP BUTWIN ENDOWMENT FUND

Bob and Florie Marvy In honor of Peggy and Ira Denenholz’s Grandson’s Bar Mitzvah In honor of Carrie and Gerry Gottstein’s Grandson’s Bar Mitzvah In memory of Tom Godes In memory of Morrie Lapidos In memory of Bella Schneider Bob, Florie, Scott, Dan and Brad Marvy In memory of Delores Fink In memory of Joyce and Donald Selg’s daughter, Anita

MAYERON FAMILY HEALTH AND FITNESS FUND Tom Paper In memory of Uncle Len Mayeron

JCC MEN’S CLUB

Dori Denelle In memory of Morrie Lapidos David, Valerie and Alex Smith In loving memory of our Dad, Itzy Smith Lloyd and Vicki Stern In honor of Neil Arnold’s 75th birthday

MIKE AND LOIS MOHEBAN ENDOWMENT FUND Neena Cohen In memory of Bernice Rosten

SALLY AND HERSHEL ORENSTEIN FUND The Coty Family In loving memory of Debbie and Gary Garner’s brother Darrel

PASSOVER FOR ALL DRIVE Susan Cobin Reed Family

WARREN AND ESTHER PATTERSON ENDOWMENT FUND Jerry and Sue Schwartz In memory of Delores Fink In memory of Frank Sher

WENDELL ERIC PETERSEN SPECIAL NEEDS FUND Mary Jane Petersen and Curt Hoard In loving memory of Jeremy Bybee

GERTRUDE AND SOLOMON POGORILER CULTURAL ARTS FUND Jim and Julie Podlich In fond memory of Morrie Lapidos In loving memory of Bernice Breitman In loving memory of Bonnie Bush Harvey and Diane Pogoriler

IDA AND LEONARD RAPOPORT CULTURAL ARTS FUND FOR NEW AMERICANS Andrew Rapoport

BERNICE AND BILL ROSEN ENDOWMENT FUND Arlene and Bob Livon In memory of Larry Rosen

HEATH ROSENBLOOM YOUTH ATHLETIC MEMORIAL FUND Miriam Aitchaalal In loving memory of Bernice Rosten The Aronow Family In memory of Heath Rosenbloom Bill and Nancy Rosenbloom In memory of John Hemberger In memory of Karen Lovestrand In memory of Barbara Jean Miller In memory of Jane Piche In memory of James John Pignato Sr

EVE SCHNITZER ETTINGER, MAX SCHNITZER, ANN SCHNITZER HYMANSON, AND IDELLIE SCHNITZER OSMAN CAMP FUND Ron and Phyllis Ettinger Sherri Ettinger and Jay Ettinger In honor of Steve Gensler’s special birthday


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MAX AND FELICIA SCHULZ FAMILY FUND

Heather, Kevin, Leo and Wesley Besikof In honor of Shirley Besikof’s special birthday Betty Sue and David Lipschultz Happy Special Birthday Shirley

STEVE SCHUMACHER FUND

Penny Schumacher In honor of Cindy and Michael Garr’s new home In honor of Sarah Fedorowicz Nelson and Andrew Nelson’s marriage Karee and Brad Lehrman - Your mentorship and leadership of our It’s About Time event inspires me - thank you! Laurie and Bruce Goldfarb - Your mentorship and leadership of our It’s About Time event inspires me - thank you! Lynn Lederman and Ken Raskin - your mentorship and leadership of our It’s About Time event inspires me - thank you! Tamar Fenton and Reida Lazer-Chein - Your mentorship inspires me - thank you for collaborating to bring the “best Jewish event” to our communities Thank you to Becca Kvasnik To Cindy and Michael - Your mentorship and leadership of our It’s About Time event inspires me - thank you! Penny, Allie, Talia and Samara Schumacher In memory of Judy Hollander and Frank Bowman’s mother With best wishes for a happy anniversary to Judy and Gerald Schumacher Ricky and Diane Smookler In appreciation of Penny Schumacher’s friendship and so much more!

SENIOR ADULT FUND

Richard H Bamberger Brian A Bash Alexis Beachdell Diane Chapman Melanie S Corcoran and Joseph W Rock Linda Crosby Margo Deba and Rhett Bumblis Baker and Hostetler LLP Arlene Ferguson Phyllis Goldhirsch Bill and Gerry Graham Elaine Hutchins and Rance Hutchins Amy E Kellogg Stephen Petras, Jr. Linda Ragazinskas Marie and Ron Weber Lynn and Ron Zamansky In memory of Saul Hartman

FRANCES AND TED SHUIRMAN FUND Barbie Levine In memory of Connie Sikorski Ricky and Diane Smookler In honor of Ronna Sherman’s special birthday

ROSE AND CLARENCE SIEGEL AND DIANNE AND LEIGHTON SIEGEL FAMILY FUND

Burt and Lucille Garr Sharon and Michael Posnansky Janie and Don Rutman Marilyn Smith In honor of Dianne and Leighton Siegel’s granddaughter Eve’s Bat Mitzvah Dianne and Leighton Siegel In honor of Susan Bloom’s special birthday In honor of Charles Pitzele’s 75th birthday In honor of Lloyd Stern’s 75th birthday In memory of Geri Blumenfeld In memory of Jerry Goldstein

SONNIE SILVERMAN CHILDREN’S LIBRARY FUND

Michael and Stacy Dockman In memory of Jim Strohm’s Dad and Leslie Strohm’s Mom Gayle and Bill Saeks Shelly and Jerry Silverman Sharon Wasserman and Ken Fischman In honor of Honey and Larry Zelle’s 60th wedding anniversary

AMY AND GEORGE SITKOFF ENDOWMENT FUND Betsy and Steve Sitkoff

MARILYN AND RICHARD SMITH FUND Marilyn Smith In loving memory of Delores Fink

MILTON G. AND EVELYN S. SMITH DAY CARE AND CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUND Judy Smith and Howard Tomar In loving memory of Evelyn S. Smith

NORMAN S. AND ETHEL D. SMITH DAY CARE AND CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUND Norman and Ethel Smith

SMOOKLER CHALFEN FAMILY ENDOWMENT FUND

Burt and Lucille Garr Barry and Rena Glaser Wishing Rick Smookler a very happy birthday Rick and Diane Smookler In memory of Sandy Kamin’s father, Arne Divine In memory of Susan and Alan Divine’s father, Arne Divine In honor of the birth of Susan and Alan Divine’s grandson, Arne Grey Divine

TAMSKY/POMERANTZ ENDOWMENT FUND

Morgan and Marilyn Tamsky In honor of our grandchildren, Madeline and Asher Sirkin In honor of our grandchildren, Norah, Alice and Micah Hewuse

TEACHERS FUND

Charlie and Janet Leavitt In honor of Sarah Hessler’s Graduation David and Paula Schraber In loving memory of Jackie Stein

EDWARD AND ESTHER TILSEN ENDOWMENT FUND FOR YOUTH

Bob, Florie, Scott, Dan and Brad Marvy In honor of Mimi Marvy’s 100th birthday

TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM

Kay and Wayne Brogelman Burt and Lucille Garr Frank and Cookie Gordon Barbie Levine Carol Steinberg In memory of Bernice Rosten Nancy Goldstein and Phillip Geller In memory of Morrie Lapidos Barbie Levine In memory of Joyce Burnstein Barbie Levine and Sara Lynn Newberger In memory of Delores Fink In memory of Ed Pickett In memory of Sherry Mendelsberg Sally Orren and Harold Arenson In memory of Geri Blumenfeld In memory of Frank Sher With best wishes for a speedy recovery to Herb Bernick With best wishes for Barb Gitlin’s speedy recovery Bill and Helen Young In loving memory of Toni Weinberg Janet Kehne

MICHAEL AND ERIN WALDMAN ENDOWMENT FUND

Rick and Diane Smookler In appreciation of Michael Waldman’s friendship and so much more Michael and Erin Waldman

JERRY WALDMAN AND JUDI BELZER ENDOWMENT FUND Jerry Waldman and Judi Belzer In memory of Delores Fink Jerry Waldman and Judi Belzer

HARRY, BETTY AND SCOTT WARD FAMILY FUND FOR CHILDCARE SCHOLARSHIPS Jeff and Tracie Ward, Zach and Brett In memory of Delores Fink

DR. JEFFREY WEINGARTEN MEMORIAL FUND FOR HOLOCAUST EDUCATION The Weingarten Family In loving memory of Jean Silverman

WOMEN’S HEALTH AND WELLNESS FUND Stan and Sue Leonard Barbie Levine In memory of David Levy

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JCC CORPOR ATE PARTNERS AND EVENT SPONSORS Supporting the St. Paul JCC is more than good work. It’s good business. Ameripride Atlas Staffing, Inc Augeo Baldinger Bakery Bluhm Brothers Landscaping Bogart’s Doughnuts Bremer Bank Bremer Insurance BrightStar Care Bro-Tex Brushed Monkey Chicago Lake Liquor Collins Electrical Construction Co David Sloane of Morgan Stanley Durand & Associates Property Management, Inc Edge Marketing & Promotional Products Fidelity Bank First Lawyers Trust Company Fredrikson & Byron, PA Grethen House Gurstel Chargo Herzl Camp

Hodroff-Epstein Memorial Chapels Horwitz Industrial Surplus Inver Grove Ford Lincoln Johnson Brothers Liquor Company Kamin Wealth Management / UBS Financial Services Kraus-Anderson Larkin Hoffman Liberty Carton LSE Architects, Inc Lurie, LLP Mairs and Power Inc. Investment Services Mark Lerman of HUB International Maslon LLP Newport Cold Storage Paster Properties Pinstripes Precor Press Law Office, PLLC Red Cow Redpath and Company Schaefer Hardwood Floors

ST. PAUL JCC ENDOWMENT FUNDS The following departments are generously supported, in part, by St. Paul JCC Endowment Funds.

Allen Shores Youth Department Calvin & Beverly Calmenson Inclusion Department Marvin J. Pertzik Jewish Cultural Arts Department Adult Department Health & Fitness Department Early Childhood Center

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Michael Waldman Chief Executive Officer mwaldman@stpauljcc.org 651 + 255 4731

Schechter Dokken Kanter Schuler Shoes Sexton Printing Skadron Animal Hospital So Low Grocery Outlet SpeedPro Imaging St. Paul Stinson Leonard Street, LLP Sundays Off Pool Service The Urgency Room The Wellington Senior Living Tilsner Carton Company Tito’s Handmade Vodka Tony Thole- Merrill Lynch Trail Stop Tavern Travel One, Inc Victory Parking Warner’s Outdoor Solutions West River Dental Western National Insurance Winthrop Weinstein Woodstone Renovation, LLC Zamansky Professional Association

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S T. PA U L J C C | S Y M P H O N Y O R C H E S T R A C E L E B R AT I N G 9 0 Y E A R S

St. Paul JCC Symphony Summer Orchestra Concert: Celebrating 90 Years of Music Wednesday, June 14 • 7:30 PM • FREE Please register in advance at stpauljcc.org or at the St. Paul JCC Front Desk The culmination of our 90th season celebration! The St. Paul JCC Symphony will perform the world premiere of a new work by local teen composer, Max Zelle, and works by Ferde Grofe and local composer Carol Barnett. The theme of “Past, Present and Future” runs throughout the concert as we celebrate the Symphony’s longstanding traditions and commitment to classical and Jewish music. Join Music Director and Conductor Amir Kats and get the inside scoop on the program at the Conductor’s Chat in the JCC Library prior to the performance at 7 PM. Reception to follow. “What an honor to be leading the St. Paul JCC Symphony as we celebrate nine decades of community members making music for the community! Please join us for this grand musical celebration!” – Conductor Amir Kats

“It’s an honor to write for a distinguished orchestra such as the St. Paul JCC Symphony, and it’s been great working with Amir Kats. The piece I have written draws on themes from the High Holy Days and is about reflection, repentance, and hope. A walk home alone on Yom Kippur gave me chance to reflect on my year, and gave me a sense of clarity that became the theme for the first movement of this piece.” – 15-year-old Composer, Max Zelle

Presented by the Marvin J. Pertzik Cultural Arts Department, which is generously supported, in part, by St. Paul JCC Endowment Funds. For a complete list of funds and their designated purpose, visit stpauljcc.org/our-endowment-funds/. Sponsored by JCC Association’s Making Music Happen Centennial Grant Initiative, funded by a grant from Marvin J. Pertzik and the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

T H E M A R V I N J . P E R T Z I K J E W I S H C U LT U R A L A R T S D E P A R T M E N T Marley Richman Jewish Arts & Culture Coordinator marleyr@stpauljcc.org 651+ 255 4757

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