Simon Family JCC | 2015-2016 Annual Donor Report
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Enhancing the lives of families in Tidewater through our programs and services.
The Simon Family JCC | Who We Are
WE THANK YOU! The Simon Family JCC would like
to extend a special thank you to the Tidewater Jewish community and
express gratitude for the continued
support through an annual allocation from the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Annual Campaign. The JCC offers a safe, friendly
environment for our families to stay healthy, continue their education, and participate in community
programs. The myriad of services
provided by the JCC would not be
available without the direct support
WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO OUR MISSION The Simon Family JCC’s mission is to provide a common meeting
ground promoting Jewish unity, Jewish continuity, and the enrichment of the Jewish and general community.
OUR HISTORY The Simon Family JCC started life as the Tidewater Jewish Community Center in 1952. It was located on Spotswood Avenue in Norfolk from 1952 – 1966. It then moved to Newport Avenue in Norfolk, where it remained until 2004. In 2004, the current campus in Virginia Beach
opened its doors. Throughout its history, the JCC has been a center for the entire community, providing a family-friendly environment
where we can all stay healthy in body and mind. We have always been and continue to be an organization guided by our Jewish values and
welcoming to all members of the community, regardless of age, faith or background.
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of the Tidewater Jewish community members, friends, and families. It is
through this generosity that the JCC continues to thrive as the Center of the community.
SIMON FAMILY JCC BOARD OF DIRECTORS We would like to formally thank our lay leadership for their continued and enthusiastic support of the Simon Family Jewish Community Center.
2015-2016 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Marty Einhorn President David Leon President Elect Andrew Fink Member at Large Lawrence Fleder Vice President, Finance Sandra Porter Leon Vice President, Governance Howard Roesen Vice President, Membership
My family enjoys so many JCC activities—summer camp, the pools, Kids Connection, and cultural arts programs—to name a few. It’s a place where we go to meet up with friends and cultivate new relationships. I serve on the JCC Board because I want to do my part to sustain programs for our whole community! —Alyssa Muhlendorf
Photo of Alyssa Muhlendorf and daughter.
Lynn Sher Cohen Vice President, Development Rebecca Tall Vice President at Large Terri Sarfan Immediate Past President Britt Simon Corresponding Secretary
2015-2016 BOARD Robert Friedman
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The Simon Family JCC | We Are Family
WE ARE FAMILY Children and families come first at the Simon Family JCC. We provide enrichment programming and exciting activities for children and
teenagers over the summer and year-round, engaging them in Jewish life and helping them develop emotionally, socially, and academically.
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FAMILY PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS • Camp JCC provided 247
children with a rich and unique
day camp experience. Children with special needs were also
offered an inclusive program,
The Shadow Camper program, facilitated by Jewish Family
Services Special Needs team. Camp JCC participation increased by 7 percent.
• PJ Library is a program that offers high-quality Jewish
books and music each month to children six months to six
years old. This year, the JCC’s PJ Library network expanded throughout Tidewater and
allowed nearly 300 children to participate.
• A wide array of fun and
educational family events, from
Hoedown Havdallah to the third
annual Latke Palooza, took place at the Simon Family JCC this
year. Events ranged from Jewish cultural events to pool parties
and games, offering an outlet for every family.
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The Simon Family JCC | We Are Culture
WE ARE CULTURE From author book presentations to dance and musical performances to the annual Film Festival, cultural events flourish through the JCC.
Thanks to donors and community partners, members of the Simon Family JCC community are able to experience a wide range of Jewish cultural events and media, with diverse events to appeal to all.
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CULTURAL ARTS HIGHLIGHTS • Eight authors spoke at the JCC as part of the Lee and Bernard
Jaffe* Family Jewish Book Festival, with topics ranging from Jewish history and fiction to Israel and the environment. The array of authors and stories appealed
to the young and old alike, with
two special events specifically for children.
• A record crowd of 450 attended the opening of the 23rd Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish
Film at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. Festival attendees enjoyed a variety
of international films, catered
receptions and a talk featuring local entertainment critic Mal Vincent.
• The Children’s Cultural Arts Series highlighted dance, storytelling,
and West African culture this year, exposing children and families to
the world of cultural arts. The JCC brought performances through partnerships with the Virginia
Opera, Todd Rosenlieb Dance
and Young Audiences of Virginia.
• More than 100 people attended
the JCC’s first ever Dueling Pianos evening, featuring two pianists from Cutting Edge Dueling
Pianos. They played an all-request performance at this event with
high energy and a wide-ranging repertoire.
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The Simon Family JCC | We Are Total Wellness
WE ARE TOTAL WELLNESS The Simon Family JCC offers a tremendous variety of
Outside, the JCC has an outdoor water park, playgrounds,
fitness classes, personal training, and individual use of our
fields for families to enjoy. The wellness center at the JCC
exercise options for the young and old alike, from group state-of-the-art fitness center with three indoor pools.
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a nine-hole mini golf course, tennis courts, and sports creates a space where everyone feels welcomed and supported in their physical and social goals.
The Simon Family JCC offers more than 65 group fitness
classes each week, including Barre Body, Spinning, and the
only official Piloxing class in Virginia Beach. Classes are free for members.
We had close to 35 swimmers participated in our Summer Swim Team this year.
The JCC offers free BeWell appointments with a personal trainer, drop-in childcare, and an outdoor water park in addition to our state-of-the-art fitness center.
From our Silver Sneaker exercises classes to Zumba Gold to water fitness classes, the JCC offers lots of options for seniors looking to gain strength and stay active.
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The Simon Family JCC | We Are Community
WE ARE COMMUNITY More than anything else, the Simon Family JCC is a community of diverse
and inclusive individuals. We provide events, club meetings, and volunteer
opportunities for every member of our community, and we are always looking to increase programming to cater to a wide variety of interests. Community Programming Highlights
• The 2016 Israel Fest welcomed more than 1,600 visitors to the JCC. This
year, new additions to Israel Fest included a wide range of food options and an inflatable rock wall, as well as visiting Israeli artists. Israeli artist Moshe Monzon praised the cultural efforts of the festival, saying, “They really captured the authentic sound of Israel.”
• Tamir Goodman, a motivational speaker and basketball skills coach, flew from Israel to give a motivational speech and conduct a drills and skills basketball workshop at the Simon Family JCC.
• Myriad programs are planned for adults 50+ to promote social activity,
educational programs, Jewish holiday celebrations, trips and fun. Recurring events this year for seniors included a book club, Yiddish club, Knitting for Others gathering, and Mah Jongg.
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• Jewish Family Service provides the only Kosher Meals on Wheels in Virginia. • The JCC provides volunteer opportunities to serve the community through programs such as our Be a Reader (BEAR) program. Six schools with 60
volunteers participated in BEAR this year. Through the BEAR program, more than 300 books were distributed to make a difference in children’s lives.
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The Simon Family JCC | Donor Recognition
INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY, AND FOUNDATION SUPPORT $25,000 +
Jaffe Family Fund Simon Family Foundation
Tidewater Jewish Foundation Sara and Aaron Trub Nancy and Alvin Wall
$15,000 to $24,999
$720 to $1,799
Patricia and Avraham Ashkenazi Renee and John Strelitz
$10,000 to $14,999
Ann and Bobby Copeland Kim and Andrew Fink Helen Gifford Foundation Izaak Glasser JCCSHR/JFS Special Needs Programs Krug Foundation
$5,000 to $9,999
Robin and Todd Copeland Lisa and Mark Delevie Susan and Marty Einhorn Anne and Lawrence Fleder Helene and Bernie Grablowsky Cindy and Ronald Kramer Arnold Leon Sandra and Miles Leon Karen and Richard Lombart Nancy N. Nusbaum and V.H. Nusbaum, Jr.* Nancy and Charles Rosenblatt Ben Simon Shelly and Britt Simon
$1,800 to $4,999
Lynn and Hush Cohen Cheryl Dronzek Fannie Milton Friedman Philanthropic Fund Fredric and Laura Gross Karen Jaffe Beth and Nathan Jaffe Sheila and Robert Josephberg Jodi and Jay Klebanoff Anne and Eddie Kramer Laura and Jerry Miller Terri and Leon Sarfan Deb and Peter Segaloff Lawrence Steingold Joyce Strelitz Marcy and Paul Terkeltaub
Babbi and Brad Bangel Breit/Hornstein/Levinson Restricted Fund Wendy Brodsky Alan and Esther Fleder Foundation The Joseph Fleischmann* Memorial Fund Fannie and Milton Friedman Foundation Denise and Jason Hoffman Kathy and Jerry Kantor Mimi Karesh Betsy and Edward Karotkin David Konikoff Celia Krichman Charitable Trust Ezra Landres Fund to Promote Excellence in Jewish Education Lisa and David Leon Rashkind Family Foundation Richard Saunders Lynn Schoenbaum Miriam Seeherman Norman Sher Arlene and Ralph Soussan Linda and Ron Spindel Arlene Strelitz Samuel and Phyllis Weinberg JCC Day Camp Scholarship Fund
$360 to $719
Jason Alper Jody Balaban Nancy Bangel Deloras and Alan Bartal Ken Berklee Michael Blachman Stephanie Calliott Jeffrey Chernitzer Charles Cooper Lisa Ehrich and Robert Bernstein Alicia and Robert Friedman
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Michael Glasser Anna Goldenberg Bootsie Goldmeier William Halprin Catherine Heben Muriel Hecht Brenda and Abbey Horwitz Temple Israel Joel Jason Debra and Don Keeling Brenda Klar Alicia and Marc Kraus Amy and Kevin Lefcoe Stephen Leon Eleanor Lipkin Joseph Mersel Burton Moss Andrew Nusbaum Aaron Peck Elinore Porter Dana and Jeff Rosen Robert Rubin Harold Sacks Stanley Samuels Leslie Shroyer Lawrence Siegel Richard Stravitz Dorothy Zimmerman
$1 to $359
Rachel and Marc Abrams Debra Aleck Brent Amundson Marilyn Ashe Leslie Auerbach Leland Balsley Joan Benas The Benevity Community Impact Fund Ronald Brodsky Amy and Jeffrey Brooke Carolyn Burns Marilyn Buxbaum Mileann Cintron Nathaniel Cohen Harvey Cook Rebecca Danker Beth Blake Davis Stanwood Dickman Joseph Drory
Carl Earnshaw Bernard Einhorn Dianne Epplein Seth Fleishman Lauri Friedman Walter Frost Adina Gadell Richard George David Gilbert Vladimir Gordiyenko Barbara Gordon Bernice Halpern Jean Hearst Joyce Hechinger Irv Hodies Marcia Hofheimer Adelaide Holker Kathryn Hoover Marsha Hurvitz Amanda Isenberg Nancy Jacobson Joan Johnson Bernard Kahn Pete Kamariotis Larry Katz Arnold Kestenbaum Joel Kossman R. Mark Kozak Jacob Leon Memorial Fun for Senior Adults Amy and Kirk Levy Sherry Lieberman Bonita Lindenberg Mark Lipton Brenda Lisner Anshelle Loeb Jeanne Melnyk Julius Miller Marc Moss Beatrice Mutterpearl Thomas Nairns Stephanie and Paul Peck Rosalind Pincus Mollie and Sam Robbins Youth Scholarship Fund Lisa and Howard Roesen Rose Rosenbach Gary Rothman Warren Sachs Joe Sanderlin
*of blessed memory
INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY, AND FOUNDATION SUPPORT CONTINUED Cantor Wally Schachet-Briskin Alfred Schulwolf Louis Sherman Aubrey Shinofield
Pearl Smith Jim Soltz Rebecca and Jeff Tall Marcie Waranch
Michelle Waterman Terence Watterson Adrienne Weinstien Kenneth Winstein
Diane Werbel Eric Werner Rick Yarow Megan Zuckerman
CORPORATE PARTNERS DIAMOND $25,000+
SILVER $5,000 to $9,999
SAPPHIRE $20,000 to $24,999
BRONZE $2,500 to $4,999
Charles Barker Automotive
PLATINUM $15,000 to $19,999 LM Sandler and Sons
GOLD $10,000 to $14,999 Old Point National Bank Palms Associates
Beth Sholom Village
Baker’s Crust Grand Furniture Discount Stores Mini Price Storage Monarch Bank PHR Gold Key S.L. Nusbaum Realty Company Sandler Center for the Performing Arts Streco Fibres, Inc. Virginia Arts Festival
FRIENDS $1 to $2,499
A & E Landscaping & Lawncare Pediatric Affiliates Air Station Investors, LP Arnold Gamsey Lodge #1195 BB&T Bank BB&T Insurance Services CB Richard Ellis of Virginia, Inc Construction Technology Corporation Crosswalk Community Church Davenport and Company Edible Arrangements Hercules Fence Company Jewish Family Service
Lentz Law Group, PLC Michael E. Barney, Inc. No Frill Grill Remedy Intelligent Staffing S.L. Nusbaum Insurance Agency, Inc. Simmons Heating & Cooling, Inc. Towne Bank United Jewish Federation of Tidewater Wall, Einhorn, and Chernitzer
LEGACY GIFTS The Simon Family JCC gratefully acknowledges the following community members who have made plans to create a Legacy Gift. Michael E. Barney
Mimi and Warren Karesh
Dolores and Alan Bartel
Alma* and Howard Laderberg
Sharon and Gene Ross
Miriam and Harry* Weisberg
Carol and Joel Jason
Amy and Kirk Levy
Judy and Robert Rubin
*of blessed memory
IN-KIND DONORS Affordable Mobile TV Repair Aldo’s Ristorante, Inc. Bakers Crust Bella Monte Boyers Diamond & Gold Source Broad Bay Country Club Cinema Café Coastal Light Scapes
CrossFit Oceana Escape Room Gary Allen HLD Landscaping, Inc. ihop #2092 Il Giardino Ristorante Jodi G Jody’s Popcorn
Leigh Skaggs Photography Mind Body Works Nauticus No Frill Grill Sandfiddler Café Segal & Co. Fine Jewelers Sheraton Waterside The Princess Anne Country Club
The Route 58 Delicatessen Vein Center Vintage Wild Orchid Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Virginia Beach National Golf Club Zushi
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