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program guide You Belong at the J!

Join today! • Develop new skills • Improve your health • Broaden your horizons & make new friends • Strengthen your connection to the community • Enrich your family Fall Open House Fitness & Community Fair. See Page 2 for Details

Open House

Join Us...

Jewish Community Fair August 14 | Noon - 3 pm

Our Jewish Community Fair is a great way to see the JCC in action and check out Jewish life in the Valley of the Sun. Representatives from local synagogues, Jewish agencies, schools and groups will be ready to answer questions about all our community has to offer. Try out one of our new... Special one day offer -

10% off program registration*

*Applies to new program registrations and payments made on August 14, 2011. Some exclusions apply. May not be combined with any other offers or promotions. Valid August 14, 2011 only.

Valley Synagogue & Jewish Day School members special:

Group Fitness Classes: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Active Adult Brunch: 10:30 - 11:30 am

FREE and open to everyone. Call the Welcome Desk to register, 480.483.7121, Ext. 1230. Sponsored by:

10% off Annual Memberships

*Offer available to new and renewing JCC members. Renewing members must register with the Membership Office (no exceptions) between August 1 through September 27, 2011. Offer good only on annual memberships paid in full. Not to be combined with any other offers or scholarships. 10% discount may be used as a donation to the JCC.


Family Fun: Noon - 3 pm Kids Activities • Face Painting • Bouncies Refreshments • Pool Games • Fun

What’s Hot This Fall Fall 2011

Parenting Center

Youth Sports

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Jr. Sports Martial Arts Fencing Total Golf Adventures Soccer Jr. Suns Co-Ed Indoor Volleyball Maccabi

Early Childhood Page 5 Pre-K AcademyTM Jump Start Tot & Company F.L.Y. Winter & Spring Break Camps NEW Stroller Strides


Youth Pages 6 - 9 Holiday Camps Youth Theatre Program Sukkah Under the Stars Hanukkah in the Hallway Pancakes ’N Latkes Character Breakfast Me & My Dad Sit N’ Split Guitar & Keyboard

6 Annual Desert Boogie Dance Merry Mitzvah Turkey Bowl Wet-N-Wild Kickoff Parent Information Night

Fitness Page 20 Health Coaching Personal Training

Adult Sports Page 21 Family Shabbat Labor Day Weekend Turn Around Trip Winter Break Snowboarding/Skiing

Basketball Leagues Softball Leagues

Group Fitness Pages 22 - 23 Group Training Pilates Yoga Workshop for Beginners Ballet & Dance Center

Adults Pages 14 - 16

Art Series & Classes Active Adult Programming Digital Photography Games, Games, Theatre Games J Boomerz Holiday Botique

Cultural Arts & Special Events Page 17 Casino Night

Your JCC Staff Accounting

Fitness & Aquatics



Barbara Carrington ext. 1204 Marcia Fiedler ext. 1209 Lisa Stark ext. 1209 Alisa B. Chatinsky ext. 1203 Harriet Colan ext. 1213 Nancy Cooper ext. 1217 Joyce Horowitz ext. 1212 Steve Rosenberg ext. 1202 Debbie Siebels ext. 1210

Amy Abernethy ext. 1214 Lisa Robins ext. 1281 Dae Williams ext. 1278 Alex Sachs ext. 1280


Jazz at the J

Aquatics Pages 24 - 25 Swim SafeTM Camelback Coaching Elite Masters Aquatics Personal Training Hydrotherapy Swim Neptune

Bookfair Page 26 Israel Center Page 27

Sports & Recreation

Mark Rosenberg ext. 1283 Ally Rothwell ext. 1283

Youth & Camp

Rebecca Carter ext. 1275 Mitch Cohen ext. 1277 Deborah Sheinbein ext. 1276

Nicole La Cour ext. 1286 Lili Zrihen ext. 1122


Adult Services

Erin Searle ext. 1205

Susan Ference ext. 1291 Cynthia Lupiloff ext. 1290 Lisa Owens ext. 1287

Early Childhood


Deena Boone ext. 1705 Dani Hibert ext. 1706

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Threads of Jewish Life Weaving the Fabric of our Jewish Identity

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Bricks 4 Kidz TM Master Chefs Multi Sports Martial Arts Jewelry Making Ceramics Hip Hop Dance All About Animals Junior Kids Ballet


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Suzanne Swift ext. 1201

Volume 9, Issue 4 Program Guide, Fall 2011 JCC Program Guide is published three times per year by The Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center. Send Address Changes to: Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 203 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 3

Parenting Programs

Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center is delighted to announce our partnership with the Scottsdale Parenting Group. Ages of children in class descriptions overlap. Enroll in the class that is best suited to your child’s development. Topics are examples and may change based on the composition and needs of the individual class.

Scottsdale Parenting Group

Alternate Thursdays | Sept. - April 2012 9 - 11:30 am Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center is delighted to announce our partnership with the Scottsdale Parenting Group. SPG has served the community for over 20 years by providing parent education and resources and is now offering their classes at the JCC. • Classes are suited to your child’s developmental stage. • $225 per year - 20% discount with Tot & Company Enrollment. See pg. 5

Infant Class Pregnancy to One Year

This class covers a variety of topics of interest to a new mother. Examples include social and emotional development, feeding, attachment and bonding, infant firsts, brain development and the promotion of successful sleep habits.

Toddler Class Ones & Twos

Mobility, asserted independence and exploration are under way! This class focuses on topics such as nutrition, napping, potty training, moving from the crib into a bed, preschool selection, social interaction and behavioral guidance.

Pre-School Class Threes & Fours

Education, play, socializing, eating habits and developmental milestones are discussed. Parents learn tools to guide their children through this discovery and transitional stage, while continuing to help build self-esteem.

Pre-K/Early Elementary Class 4 - 6 years

Parents discuss early school experiences, family parenting styles, academic expectations, peer relationships and develop a variety of positive discipline strategies.

Continued Parenting Class 6 years & up

Parents will learn and discuss the various milestones and challenges of raising a child. Topics might include school issues such as bullying, peer social relationships, drugs and making healthy choices but will vary based on the needs and composition of the class.


September 12 | 10 - 11 am & 7 - 8 pm Presenter: Jill Davis

Now I Have 2: What Do I Do?

October 17 | 10- 11:30 am & 6:30 - 8 pm Presenter: Jill Davis For a registration brochure, please contact the Early Childhood Center 480.659.7769

Parenting Workshop Series Featuring Blythe Lipman Infant Brain Development

Weds. Oct. 12 | 6 - 8 pm Join us for a free presentation from the New Directions Institute for Infant Brain Development. Introduction to Wired for Success explores brain development with a special focus on security, touch, vision, play and sound. This workshop briefly addresses new and cutting-edge developments in neuroscience and presents practical methods for stimulating healthy early brain development in children. It provides parents and caregivers with training and tools to help every infant, toddler and preschooler in Arizona develop a healthy brain and enter school ready to learn. Minimum of 4 participants - reserve your spot now to ensure we can present this fascinating program. Free

PJ Library Story Time

Monthly: 4th Wednesday 1 & 2 yrs | 9:30 - 10:30 am Sept. 28, Oct. 26 & Nov. 30 3 & 4 yrs | 11 am - Noon Sept. 28, Oct. 26 & Nov. 30 Join us in the Parenting Place lounge for story time with the PJ Library. Enjoy Jewish bedtime stories and songs for families. Free. Min. 4 participants. Reserve your spot now to guarantee program availability.

Sign up now in the


Early Childhood For more information contact 480.659.7769 or email

Winter Break Camp

Early Childhood Center

Where love and learning go hand in hand. At the Early Childhood Center, our aim is to nurture each child’s natural curiosity, intelligence and enjoyments. Warmth and affection is a constant companion throughout the day, as are stimulating experiences. Our NAEYC National Association of the Education of Young Children accredited Early Childhood Center involves children ages 6 weeks through pre-kindergarten. Limited spaces are available in the Infant and Threes classes.

New Classroom Space

Full day, year round and half day spaces are now available in the preschool. We are pleased to announce that our premier Early Childhood Center has opened an additional room for three-year-olds. Some enrollment spots are still open. Call the preschool for more information and to schedule a tour. 480.659.7769.

Tot & Company

Fall Session | Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:45 am • Singing, Circle Time, Puppet Play, Arts and Crafts M: $95 per month - 20% discount with SPG Enrollment. See pg. 4.

Afternoon Enrichment Classes Further Learning for Youngsters

Taught by Early Childhood teachers and specialists, FLY classes are designed to encourage children to pursue special interests or develop new skills in a fun-filled, creative environment. Classes such as, but not limited to, Spectacular Sports, Drama, Yoga, Super Science, Lil Chefs and Magical Music enhance the preschoolers already fun day. M: $10 per class | NM: $20 per class Space is limited and enrollment is on a first come basis.

December 19 - 30 This winter, we will take children 2-4 years of age Under the Big Top, creating a circus theme throughout the preschool. Special visitors, age appropriate art activities, sports, drama and a surprise ending will enhance your child’s experience. M Registration: Dec. 2 NM Registration: Dec. 9 See ECC for pricing details

Spring Break Camp

March 19 - 23 Join us for our Rodeo Roundup. Children 2-4 years of age will have the experience of their own make believe rodeo. A special visitor, sports, arts and crafts are only a few activities on the calendar for this special week of Spring. M Registration: March 2 NM Registration: March 9 See ECC for pricing details

Save the Date JCC Trivia Night

January 21, 2012 | 7pm | JCC Social Hall

Pre-K Academy

Monday - Friday | 1:15 - 2:15 pm Session 1: August - December Session 2: January - May Pre-K Academy is a 5-day program offering specialized afternoon classes that teach letter/ sound recognition, phonemic awareness, advanced vocabulary, math concepts, correct letter formation and more! Jill Leshin, M.Ed. collaborates with the JCC Early Childhood Center to plan, teach and oversee Pre-K Academy. Mrs. Leshin has over 15 years of teaching experience and is a Certified Reading Specialist. Curriculum is based off of the National Institute of Literacy’s recommendations for later literacy success and the Arizona State Standards for Kindergarten. For more information call 480.822-READ or 480. 227.9845, Register at the JCC Early Childhood Center. Children must be enrolled in the 9-3 (or more) prekindergarten program to qualify for this special price.

Cost: $125 per month / $525 per session

All NEW... Stroller Strides

Mondays & Wednesdays: 9:30 am | Begins September 7 The JCC Group Fitness Department is proud to partner with Stroller Strides... Fitness for Moms, fun for babies! Nationally recognized Stroller Strides is a total body fitness program where mom can workout with her baby. It consists of a power walk or run, combined with body toning exercises using tubing, stroller and the environment. The classes are set up for all fitness levels and are taught by certified instructors. We welcome babies from 6 weeks and up. It’s a great way to get in shape and meet other new moms. Group will meet in the West Promenade then proceed to Cactus Park. First Class: FREE! | Single Class Pass: $15 Ten Block Class Pass: $110

To register, read membership policies and learn about class/equipment guidelines, visit the Stroller Strides website at or contact Suzy Stenehjem at 1.800.917.4561 or 5

Youth For more information contact Deborah Sheinbein or Mitch Cohen at ext. 1276/1277 or e-mail or

Free. Drop-in fun for kids ages 5 - 10 Saturday & Sunday | 9 am - Noon

Stop by to play a game, create a work of art and see your friends.

Have Your Birthday Party at the JCC! For children turning 4 years or older. Choose any two-hour time period on Sunday between 9 am - 4 pm. All parties include JCC professional staff, cake, supplies and decorations.

Arts & Crafts Party Get creative and

even a little messy. Choose from a variety of different art projects. All ages. Fee: $250 for up to 15 guests. $10 for each additional guest.

Sports Spectacular Ready set go! Our staff will lead & instruct the sports of your choice. Fee: $250 for up to 15 guests. $10 for each additional guest.

Pool Party Have a splashing good time

on your next birthday with the JCC. Pool games, relay races, dive for goodies and more. Includes a certified lifeguard on deck. Fee: $250 for up to 15 guests. $10 for each additional guest.

Cooking Party Stir, chop and mix your

way to a great time. What’s better than making pizza and decorating your own birthday cake? Gather all your chefs in the kitchen for fun and food. Fee: $300 for up to 10 guests. Book Your Party at the J Today! To schedule a party or for more information, call 480.483.7121 ext. 1276. Kosher food and cake packages available. Non Members: Add $50 to each party package price.


Holiday Camps Around the World Fall Break Camp (Scottsdale School District) October 10 - 14 Take a trip around the world and immerse yourself in different cultures as we visit a different city each day. We will be cooking, playing, swimming and more! Min. 10 daily. Register by Oct. 3. Late Registration fee: $10 after October 9.

M: $50/day NM: $70/day M: $230/week NM: $280/week Code: YH001 AM Care: M:$8 NM:$10 Codes: YH001AM/YH001PM

Mismatch Veterans Day Camp

November 11, 2011 Spend the day doing wild and crazy activities. Your camper will be playing crazy games and experiencing wild activities. It’s going to be a great day. Don’t forget to wear your mismatch clothes! Min. 20. Register by Nov. 4. M: $25/day NM: $40/day Code: YH002 AM Care: M:$8 NM:$10 Codes: YH002AM/YH002PM

Welcome to the Jungle Winter Break Camp

December 19 - 30 Delve deep into the world of animals as we spend each day learning something new. We will be swimming, playing animal games, and making animal arts and crafts. Field trips include the Phoenix Zoo and Jump Street. Each week will be filled with great activities and lots of fun! Register by December 12. Min. 10 required for each day.

M: $50/day NM: $70/day M: $230/week NM: $280/week Code: Week 1: YH003 AM Care: NM: $8 NM: $10 Codes: YH003AM/YH003PM Code: Week 2: YH005 AM Care: YH005AM/YH005PM Late Registration Fee of $10 after November 25.

Youth Theatre Program Disney’s Peter Pan

Does your child have that theatre bug? Be a star in the most exciting theater production around! If you like to sing, dance or act then this is the place for you! Join us for magical adventure of Peter Pan! Auditions: Thursday, August 25 | 5 - 7:30 pm Thursday, September 1 | 5 - 7:30 pm Auditions are by appointment only; please call 480.483.7121 ext 1275 or email to set up an appointment.

Rehearsals: Thursdays 5 - 7:30 pm (by call) Sundays 1 - 4 pm (all cast) Performance Dates: January 28 and 29 Location TBA M: $150 NM: $200 Code: YPC100


For more information contact Deborah Sheinbein or Mitch Cohen at ext. 1276/1277 or e-mail or

Special Events Sukkah Under the Stars

Tuesday, October 18 | 5:30 - 7 pm Join all of your friends as we celebrate Sukkot under the stars. Pizza, veggies, drinks and a desert will be served. Join other families as we spend the night singing, dancing and having fun outside! Register by October 13. Min. 5 families. M: family of 4: $20 NM: family of 4: $30 Additional child M: $3/NM: $5 Code: YF1

Hanukkah in the Hallway

Wednesday December 21 - 28 | 5:30 pm Join us for latke making the first night of Hanukkah and other activities the rest of the week. We will light the Menorah and play dreidel. Details and times to follow. Free

Pancakes ‘N Latkes Holiday Character Breakfast

Sunday, December 25 | 9 - 11 am Any plans for Christmas morning? Other than going to the movies and having Chinese food for dinner? Why not have breakfast with your friends at the JCC. Join some of your favorite, loveable characters as we all enjoy breakfast together. Register by December 16, fees for ages 3+.

M: $25 family of 4 NM: $40 family of 4 Day of Registration Fee: $10 Additional Person M: $3/NM: $5 Code: YF500

Me & My Dad

Wednesdays | 6 - 8 pm | Begins in October Designed for K - 2, Me & My Dad participants will enjoy fun and interactive activities that help bond and strengthen with a little spice of Judaica. M: $15 NM: $20 Code: YF900

Sit N’ Split

Oct. 15, Nov. 12 & Dec. 10 | 6 - 11 pm Dinner Included It’s parents night out and all you have to do is drop off the kids and we’ll provide the best night of their lives. At 9 pm we’ll put on a movie, so don’t forget to pack their pj’s, sleeping bag and pillow. Min. 25. M: $18 first child: $15 additional child NM: $22 first child;$20 additional child Codes: YF101/YF101S Oct., YF102/YF102S Nov. YF1031/YF103S Dec

Lessons Guitar & Keyboard Lessons

Wednesdays | By Appointment Only Whether you are strumming chords or playing the latest sonata on a keyboard, we can tailor to individual needs and skill levels. Each 30-minute lesson is available for electric, acoustic or bass guitars or electric keyboards. Must supply own guitar. M: $125/month NM: $145/month Club J: No Discount Code: YC0212

Catch a Ride

Club J and the JCC’s After School Enrichment Program already pick up kids at many area schools. Give us a call to see if we service your school and for additional information.


New this year, we are offering early morning care for Sonoran Sky students from 6:45 - 8:45. At 8:45, children will be walked to Sonoran Sky. Breakfast will be served. Offered by the week only, families receive a 15% discount for 5 days a week sign up for both morning and after-school care. Registration fees will be waived for those signed up for both 5-day programs. Min. 10 kids. M: $35 per week NM: $45 per week

Grades K - 5 AM Care: Mon - Fri: 6:45 - 9 am PM Care: Mon. - Thurs. 2 - 6 pm | Fri. 2 - 5 pm

Come hang out at Club J after school and learn how to cook, shoot baskets and meet new friends! At Club J, your child will have the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of daily activities and receive homework help. Kosher, nutritious snacks are always on hand. In Club J, we understand that children need to learn and grow in a kid-friendly environment that is both safe and fun. We are committed to providing just that. Club J members can build a schedule that works for them by selecting from these enrichment programs.

Activities* in Club J include:

Bricks 4 Kidz® • Master Chefs • Multi Sports • Jr. Ballet Martial Arts • Jewelry Making • Hip-Hop Dance All About Animals & Nature • Ceramics *Transportation is available. Club J After-School Program participants receive many after-school enrichment programs free and significant discounts for other programs offered. Children in grades K- 5 are not allowed to be in the JCC unsupervised and must be registered for Club J, enrichment classes or other after-school programming. 7


For more information contact Deborah Sheinbein or Mitch Cohen at ext. 1276/1277 or e-mail or

Classes Bricks 4 KidzÂŽ

Thursdays | 5 - 6 pm | Grades K - 5 Begins September 8 | 12 weeks Your kids will make some amazing creations during our play sessions, everything from jet planes to space stations. In this class, children will use their imaginations and creativity to build the most amazing Lego structures ever. For older kids we will update the themes so each child will have an opportunity to learn about space, transportation and much more! Min. of 5 students M: $240 NM: $300 Club J: No Discount Codes: YC0016A

Master Chefs

Wednesday | 4 - 5 pm |Grades K - 5 Begins September 7 This fun, hands-on, cooking class, will teach kids how to make delicious, treats every week. Students will learn to be Master Chefsas they learn about proper ingredients, flavors and how to combine them. Min. 5 students. M: $50/month NM: $75/month Club J: 10% off member price Codes: Sept: YC0009A Oct: YC0009B Nov: YC0009C Dec: YC0009D

Multi Sports

Mondays | 4 - 5 pm | Grades K - 1 Wednesdays | 4 - 5 pm | Grades 2 - 5 Begins September 7 Join the fun as your child participates in various sports promoting basic skill building and agility. This class allows for a better understanding of traditional sports with a few new sports added! Min. of 5 students.

Mondays | 5 - 6 pm | Grades K - 5 Begins September 12 Learn the basic handcrafting skills to create ceramic pieces. This class will open the eyes of your children as they use clay to make useful things around the house. Don’t be afraid to get dirty as you have a lot of fun! Min. 5.

M: $50/month NM: $75/month Club J: Free Codes: Sept. SY0019A Oct. SY0019B Nov. SY0019C Dec. SY0019D (K - 1) Codes: Sept. SY0019A1 Oct. SY0019B1 Nov. SY0019C1 Dec. SY0019D1 (2-5)

M: $50/month NM: $75/month Club J: 10% off price Codes: Sept: YC0020A Oct: YC0020B No: YC0020C Dec: YC0020D

Martial Arts

Tuesdays | 5 - 6 pm | Grades K - 5 Begins September 6 Do you love dance and want to learn some of the moves you see on TV? Come dance like a rock star. We will break dance, twist, pop and more! Min. 5.

Tuesdays & Thursdays | K - 3 | 4 - 5 pm Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4 - 8 | 5 - 6 pm August 23 - November 29 The art of karate increases attention span, improves self-esteem, coordination and respect for others. Join your friends as they learn the techniques and the art of karate. Min. 5. M: $215 $230 includes uniform NM: $275 $290 includes uniform Club J: No Discounts Grades K - 3 Code: SY0050 Grades 4-8 Code: SY0051

Jewelry Making

Mondays | 4 - 5 pm | Grades K - 5 Begins September 12 Beading and jewelry making is fun when you know the correct way of handling the tools, beads and jewelry supplies. Your child will make necklaces, bracelets, earrings, pendants and more using various techniques. Min. 5. M: $50/month NM: $75/month Club J: 10% off member price Codes: Sept: YC0015A Oct: YC0015B Nov: YC0016C Dec: YC0015D



Hip Hop Dance

M: $50/month NM: $75/month Club J: Free Codes: Sept: YC0017A Oct: YC0017B Nov: YC0017C Dec: YC0017D

All About Animals & Nature

Wednesdays | 5 - 6 pm | Grades K - 5 Begins September 7 Do you love learning about animals in nature? Do you want to learn more about how to care for them and treat them in their natural environment? Even if you have no animal experience, you will love this class. Min. 5.

M: $50/month NM: $75/month Club J: Free Code: Sept: YC0018A Oct: YC0018B Nov: YC0018C Dec: YC0018D


For more information contact Deborah Sheinbein or Mitch Cohen at ext. 1276/1277 or e-mail or

Junior Kids Ballet

Ages 7 - 11 | September 12 - October 21 12 classes per session, 2 classes per week Monday & Wednesdays | 4 - 5 pm Dance with an emphasis upon creativity, balletic vocabulary, posture and motor movement skills. Basic ballet technique, alignment, stretching and musicality. M: $180 NM: $215 Code: SW0031

Kids Ballet

Ages 12 - 15 | September 12 - October 21 12 classes per session, 2 classes per week Mondays, 5 - 6 pm | Fridays, 4 - 5 pm Strong emphasis upon ballet technique, alignment, stretching and musicality.

Tell All Your Friends! Early Bird Rates are Here! Take advantage of

M: $180 NM: $215 Code: SW0032

2011 camp rates when

Teen Programs

you sign up for 2012

Grades 6 - 12 | See page 13

summer camp by August 14, 2011 9

Youth Sports

For more information contact Mark Rosenberg at ext. 1283 or e-mail

Itty Bitty Sports


Jr. Suns

August 22 - October 10 | Mondays | 7 weeks M: $65 NM: $95 3’s | 3:10 - 3:50 pm | Code: SY0003A Pre K-K (4 & 5) | 4 - 4:40 pm | Code: SY0004A

Wednesdays | 4 -5 pm Sundays | 1:15 - 2:15 pm Grades 3 - 8 | 16 weeks/12 classes Introduction to fencing is designed to introduce participants to basic blade and foot work. Fencing bouts are characterized by flurries of speed, highly aerobic and lightning-fast blade movements. Fees include use of all equipment (swords, mask and protective gear).

No Class September 5

Session 1 | August 24 - October 5

Parent meeting during assesments. No assessment for Pre-K & K, first practice: August 18

Ages 3 - 5 | Pre-K to K The following sports activities focus on motor skill development and basic fundamentals of the game and above all, having fun.

Itty Bitty Soccer

Itty Bitty Basketball

Aug. 24 - Oct. 12 | Wednesdays | 7 weeks M: $65 NM: $95 3’s | 3:20 - 4 pm | Code: SY0002A No Class September 28

Multi Itty Bitty Sports

Oct. 17 - Nov. 28 | Mondays | 7 weeks Offering: basketball, tee-ball, lacrosse and hockey. M: $65 NM: $95 3’s | 3:10-3:50 | Code: SY0018 Pre K-K (4 & 5) | 4 - 4:40 pm | Code: SY0019

Itty Bitty Baseball

Oct. 26 - Dec. 14 | Wednesdays | 7 weeks M: $65 NM: $95 No Class November 23 3’s | 3:10 - 3:50 pm | Code: SY0006A Pre K-K (4&5) | 4 - 4:40 pm | Code: SY0007A

Martial Arts

The art of karate increases attention span, improves self-esteem, coordination and respect for others. Aug. 23 -Nov. 29 | Tuesday & Thursdays M: $215 $230 with uniform NM: $275 $290 with uniform Grades K - 3 | 4 - 5 pm | Code: SY0050 Grades 4 - 8 | 5 -6 pm | Code: SY0051 No class Sep. 29., Oct. 13, 20 & Nov. 24


No class September 28

Practices, Sundays 1 - 2: 1 pm | 3 - 4: 2 pm 5 - 6: 3 pm | 7 - 8: 4 pm Games: Pre-K & K: Wednesdays 4 pm SY0080 Practice, 4:30 | Games: 1 - 2: 5:15 pm Tuesday Code: SY0081 3 - 4: 6 pm Tuesday Code: SY0082 5 - 6: 5:45 pm Thursday Code: SY0083 7 - 8: 5 or 6 pm Monday Code: SY0084 First game September 12.

Session 2 | October 9 - December 4

Assessment Day



No Class October 12 & 19, November 23 & 27

Tues. Aug. 16 Tues. Aug. 16 Thurs. Aug. 18 Thurs. Aug. 18

5 pm 6 pm 5 pm 6 pm

1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8

M: $190 NM: $280 Session 1: SY0090A Session 2: SY0090B

Recreational Soccer

Your child will receive technical instruction in a fun, structured environment with our professional coaching staff. Grades 1 - 2 | Dates: 1st practice Aug. 30 Practice: Tuesdays | Games: Thursdays/ 5 on 5 M: $85 NM: $135 Code: SY0090 Grades 3 - 4 | Dates: 1st practice Aug. 30 Practice: Tuesdays | Games: Thursdays/ 8 on 8 M: $85 NM: $135 Code: SY0091 Price includes jerseys, awards, refs and practice fields.

Fall High School Basketball

August 17 - November 9 | Mon. & Weds. Pre-season meeting Monday, August 15 Team Fee: $500 Team Code: SY0085T Individual Fee: M: $75 NM: $105 Individual Code: SY0085 Registration Deadline: August 14

Registration deadline is same as assessment day.

Pre-K - 2: M $85 NM: $135 Grades 3 - 8: M: $95 NM: $145

Co-Ed Indoor Volleyball

We offer a recreational league for those who love volleyball and want to enjoy a fun environment. Our focus is on learning the sport of volleyball while promoting teamwork, sportsmanship and sport specific skills while having fun. Games: Mondays & Saturdays First game September 12 *Practice time and location are determined by coach. Grades 4 - 6 | Code: SY0043 Grades 7 - 9 | Code: SY0044 Grades 10 - 12 | Code: SY0045 M: $100 NM: $145 Participant fees include: t-shirt, trophies, officials and tournament.

Youth Sports

For more information contact Mark Rosenberg at ext. 1283 or e-mail

Junior Maccabi Team

Joining the JCC youth sports league will entitle athletes ages 11 - 13 to become a part of our Junior Maccabi team program. The Junior Maccabi team consists of players, many of whom join the JCC Maccabi team. Junior Maccabi athletes will train while playing against competition at their level in order to build the essential skills to join future Maccabi teams. For more information about becoming a Junior Maccabi athlete please contact Alex Sachs at

This past summer, Team Phoenix took 24 athletes to participate in this historical event in Israel. Our team consists of boys’ soccer, boys’ basketball, girls’ volleyball, swimming and tennis. Not only did they participate in competitive sports, they toured and learned about their Jewish heritage. JCC Maccabi Games are an Olympic-style sporting competition held each summer in North America. Since their inception in 1982, the JCC Maccabi Games has grown from a small pilot project in one host community to an Olympic-style sporting competition held each summer in multiple sites throughout North America. The combined games are the largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world. Today, close to 5000 teens participate in the JCC Maccabi Games each summer. JCC Maccabi ArtsFest began in 2006 in Baltimore, Maryland. It is a week-long arts experience for creative Jewish teens entering 8th-12th grades. It features home hospitality, includes opening and closing events, workshops, performances, exhibits, community service, and social activities, while it strengthens bonds to Jewish heritage, community and Israel.

Each delegation participated in different community service/social action projects in the city of Kiriyat Shmona. This is not new, the athletes and artists take a break from their sports and arts to complete a community project. In conjunction with the Days of Caring and Sharing, each athlete/artist will be asked to bring an item to contribute for a tzedakah project. This year we will be collecting school supplies for the kindergarten‘s in Kiriyat Shmona. These supplies will be distributed during the Days of Caring and Sharing program by the athletes to the schools in Kiriyat Shmona. For more information 2012 JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest contact 11

Supporting the J With Your Annual Gift

Help ensure financial stability and continuity for the future of our Jewish community with your annual gift.

Scholarship Society $10,000 + Judith & Robert Gottschalk Barb & Barry Zemel Platinum Members Donna & Joel Kramer & Family

Gold Members

Debra Berkowitz, Gary Weiss & Family Jean & Harold Grossman Foundation Suzanne & Steven Hilton & Family Penny & Robert Sarver & Family Sara, Bob, Adam & Jeffrey Silver Benee Hilton-Spiegel & Jay Spiegel & Family Kathy & David Tinkelman & Family Mary & Larry Trachtenberg

Silver Members

Sandy & Edward Adler Tiffani & Dan Bachus & Family Morey Bernstein Charitable Trust Cindy & Adam Brooks & Family Ron, Jordan, Dylan & Allie Cohen Kaprice, Rory, Henry & Charles Collins The Crystal Family Foundation Amanda & Brian Donarski & Family Alison, Michael, Nora, Sadie & Joshua Feinberg Brenda, Jim, Megan & Courtney Fried Dottie & Murray Goodman Helen & Steve Gubin


Susan & Jonathan Harris & Family Shari & Irwin Kanefsky Elaine & Ted Kort Kimberly & Norman Kur & Family Karen & Frank Lewkowitz Stephanie, Jeff, Ethan & Ella Mindlin Mintz-Delgado Family Collette & Benjamin Myers & Family Karen, Rob, Arielle & Maia Nagle Elisa, Jonathan & Hailey Pinkus Jennifer & John Rawicz & Family Stacy, Bill, Samantha, & Gabrielle Richman Julia Rosen & Rich Kasper Family Fran & Al Sachs Family Leiba & Danny Schwartz Jess & Sheila Schwartz Family Foundation Marie & Leonard* Siegel Shannon, Matthew, Zachary & Samantha Sonder Suzanne & Richard Swift & Family Anne & Drory Tendler & Family Irit, Jonathan & Maya Tratt Donna & Rudy Troisi & Family Nancy Waldman & Andrew Filipowicz & Family Laura, Scott, David & Josh Weinflash

Gayle & Jay Weiss Jill & Lee Weiss Ann & Ted Zinmanc Anonymous (2)

Matanah Society Vicki & Howard Cabot Mandy & James Daitch Stephanie & Adam Goodman Peg & Neil Hiller Esther Sue & Robert Karatz Elaine & Michael Kates Trudy & Mark Klein Sue Jaffee & Neil Kurn Julee Landau Sondra & William Myers Gail & Jeff Obstfeld Morton Scult Sharon & Garry Shuster * of blessed memory

For more information contact Alisa Chatinsky ext. 1203.


For more information contact Naomi Schuster at ext. 1127 or e-mail

Family Shabbat

Friday, November 5 | 6 - 8 pm This is the date of the International BBG (B’nai B’rith Girls) Shabbat, where teens from all over the world will celebrate Shabbat. Potluck Shabbat dinner at Cactus Park, followed by a short Kabbalat Shabbat service will be held. Open to all BBYOers and their families. Free. Bring a potluck dinner item. Please do not mix dairy and meat in the same dish for those who wish to keep Kosher or Kosher style.

Codes: BBYO5

Labor Day Weekend Turnaround Trip

Teen Connection for Grades 6 - 8

Teen Connection is the BBYO & JCC experience made just for pre-high school students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade who want the opportunity to enjoy social, recreational, community service, cultural, and Judaic activities with new friends! For more information, visit

6th Annual Desert Boogie Dance Sunday, September 25 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm Join your friends from all over the Valley at a huge party! Dance, play games and prep for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah season! Held at Temple Beth Israel.

This year there will be a NEW Parent’s Lounge during the event, this is a great opportunity for parents to learn more about BBYO while socializing with other parents! Tickets may be purchased online at

Merry Mitzvah

Sunday, December 25 What better way to celebrate Hannukah than by giving back to our community. Participate in community service projects, followed by dinner and a movie. A Jewish tradition! Cost: $25 Includes transportation, food and movie. Code: BBYO10

Turkey Bowl

Wed. Nov. 23 | Scottsdale Via Linda Lanes Tired of the smell of turkey and potatoes? Mom want you out of her kitchen? Join all of your Teen Connection friends for a pre-Thanksgiving Day Turkey Bowl. Food, music, bowling and fun! Time: TBD Code: BBYO8 Price: $20

BBYO for Grades 9 - 12

Sat. Sept. 3 - Mon. Sept. 5 | Grades 6 - 12 Jump on a deluxe bus late Saturday evening as we drive through the night to California. Spend all day Sunday at Magic Mountain. Drive home that night. Arrive home early Monday morning.

BBYO is more than just a youth group—it is a teen movement bringing together thousands of Jewish teens from all over the globe, with different backgrounds and interests. BBYO is teen-led, it is a break from family, school and athletics to a place where you have a say! Great opportunities to socialize, lead your peers, volunteer in the community, join a sports league, participate in activism, navigate the college admissions process and travel the world! Create your own Jewish world with BBYO. Become an active leader by planning your own programs. This is what BBYO is about.

Min. 30 Max. 50. Register by August 26.

• 30,000 members worldwide • Retreats and conventions • Address world issues • Meaningful Jewish experiences


BBYO Weekly Meetings

Monday nights begins August 15 | 7- 8:30 pm Join us for a community wide meeting about an Arizona March of the Living Trip at 6 pm on August 15. Rabbi Caplan from Or Chadash and Lane Schlessel from BBYO’s Program Department will be at the JCC that evening to inform the community.

Wet-N-Wild Kickoff

Sunday, August 29 | 1 - 5 pm Three months of heat getting to you? Join all of your Teen Connection and BBYO friends at the Biggest, Wettest and Wildest event to kick-off another great year of BBYO memories!

Member/BBYO: $175 Code: YHTT

Winter Break Snowboarding/Skiing Mon. Dec. 26 | Fri. Dec. 30 | Grades 6 - 10 Are you an avid snowboard or skier? Always wanted to learn how? This is the trip for you! Big Bear, CA for 5 days and 4 nights. Trip includes transportation, housing, 3 meals a day, lift tickets and ski/snowboard rentals. M: $650 NM: $750 Code: YHSS Includes rentals. M: $550 NM: $650 Code: YHSS1 Rentals not

Parent Information Night Monday, September 12 | 7 - 8 pm

Fall Convention October 28 -30

Spirit Convention December 18 - 21

International Convention February 16 - 21, 2012

6th Annual J-Serve for Jewish Teens Sun. April 22 | Day of Community Service

Costs: $30 by RSVP date / $35 at the door. Code: BBYO1 13


For more information contact Erin Searle at ext. 1205 or e-mail

Art Series & Classes Mixed Media Intermediate/Advanced

Mondays | Noon - 3 pm | 8 weeks September 12 - October 31 Learn how to mix colors in all mediums (oil, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, etc.) to render brilliant works of art. Experiment with different techniques and develop your own unique style. Instructor works one-on-one with students and illustrates concepts with demonstrations. Min. 6. Max. 12 Register by August 29. Supplies not included. Supply list available at the Welcome Desk.

Instructor: Joe Consalvo M: $75 NM: $90 Code: AC028A

NEW Hand Built Ceramics

Wednesdays | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | 8 weeks September 14 - November 2 Learn to use basic hand building skills to create ceramic pieces. Instructor will provide demonstration on making both functional and non-functional art pieces using clay and under glazes. Be prepared to get a little dirty and have a lot of fun! Min. 8. Max. 12. Register by August 29. Supplies included.

Instructor: Jaimie Gunn M: $85 NM: $100 Code: AC080

Art All Around Us

Sit & Knit

Monthly, 1st & 3rd Tuesday | 1 - 3 pm Meet at the JCC and share the pleasure of knitting as well as helping each other with a project or a pattern. No matter what your level, feel free to join us. If you want to learn to knit, we will teach you how to do that too! Do a mitzvah – make a cap for those in need! Free. Reservations are required. Min. 4. Date


September October November December


Digital Photography Workshops Photography Classes

5-Part Workshop Thursdays | Nov. 10 - Dec. 15 (no class Nov. 24) 5:30 - 7:30 pm Bring your cameras and learn how to work with your photos on the computer. Learn photo techniques, how to work with different on-line photo sites and more! *Participants must bring own digital camera & cords. Min. 5. Max. 10.

Instructor: Kelley Kruke M: $35 NM: $45 Code: AC092

3rd Monday of the Month | 11 am - Noon Meet at the JCC and Join the Phoenix Art Museum Docents for a visual presentation of their latest exhibits. September 19 | Julia Huston | Art of the White House October 17 | Lois Alberts | Through Fashions Looking Glass November 21 | Harriet Kaplan | Jewish Art From Antiquities to Contemporary December 19 | Nancy Millman | East Meets West, Asian & Western Art Free. Open to the community.


Theatre Acting Up!

Session 1: September 8 - October 6 Thursdays | 1:30 - 3 pm (4 weeks) Session 2: November 10 - December 8 Thursdays | 1:30 - 3 pm (4 weeks) Discover or rediscover that actor inside. Learn the basics of acting, stage movement, expression, stage presence, character building, plus a little bit more. Have fun taking the stage through monologues, scenes, improv and more…all while having fun. For those with experience, or just beginning! Come take the stage and “act up” with us! Min. 4. Instructor: Don Crosby M: $32 NM: $42 Codes: Session 1: AC02A Register by September 1. Session 2: AC02B Register by November 3.

Let’s Make a Scene

Session 1: September 12 - October 3 Mondays | 5:30 - 7 pm (4 weeks) Session 2: November 14 - December 5 Mondays | 5:30-7 pm (4 weeks) You will have fun as you learn acting through scenes! You will act with one or more persons in developing, building and performing a scene. You will learn the how to’s of blocking, costuming and character building. This will all be done through two different scenes that you will be a part of. For beginners, or those with experience. Where else can you have fun making a scene? Min. 4.

Instructor: Don Crosby M: $32 NM: $42 Codes: Session 1: AC02C Register by September 6. Session 2: AC02D Register by November 7.


For more information contact Erin Searle at ext. 1205 or e-mail

92nd St. Y Live from NYC Presents 9/11: A Decade Later

Lessons Learned and Future Challenges | Thursday, September 8 | 5 pm Donald Rumsfeld, Ari Fleischer, Michael Mukasey & Michael Medved M: $8 NM: $12 Code: AE020

The Kenner Lecture | Sun. Oct. 2 | 4 pm

Eliot Spitzer and Alan Dershowitz: A Turning Point for the Middle East and the World M: $8 NM: $12 Code: AE021

Stephen Breyer: Making Our Democracy Work

Sunday, December 11, 5:30 pm | Linda Greenhouse, Moderator | M: $8 NM: $12 Code: AE022

NEW JBOOMERZ Experience Matters – Explore Your Future

Wednesdays | 7 - 9 pm | October 5, 12, 19, 26 The Explore Your Future 4-part workshop helps you envision plans for your next phase in life and sharpen your path of self-discovery. You will develop a vision and plan for a satisfying and engaging future beyond your current situation. Facilitated by certified coaches. Min. 15. Max. 20 M: $110 NM: $140 Must attend all four sessions. Code: ACB2

JBOOMERZ First Ever Yappy Hour!

Thurs. September 22 | 5:30 pm | At the JCC A social event for people and pooches to mix & mingle. Light snacks for you and your pup will be provided. Min. 6. M/NM: : $5 Code: ACD1

Happy Hour

Thursday, November 17 | 6 pm Skeptical Chymist 15688 N. Pima Road (Near the NE. corner at Frank Lloyd Wright

M/NM: $5 First drink on the J. Reservations requested. Code: ACB3

Active Adult Programming Let’s Talk – Current Events Discussion Group with Lee K.

1st Wednesday of the Month | 1:30 - 3 pm Sept. 7 | Oct. 5 | Nov. 2 | Dec. 7 | Jan. 4 Join Lee as he facilitates a stimulating discussion of the events of the week. Free. Open to the community.

Mature Mavens Dinners

3rd Thursday of the Month | 5 pm Make new friends as we meet for dinner and socialize each month. Separate checks. Reservations required. Date


Aug. 18 Bamboo Club (Shea/101) Sept.15 Carrabas Italian Grill (Scottsdale & Frank Lloyd Wright)

Nov.17 Javinos (Northsight & Raintree)


Active Adult Hanukkah Luncheon

Thursday, December 15 | 11 am - 1 pm Join us as we celebrate Hanukkah with our annual luncheon while enjoying the Klezmer band. M: $10 NM: $12 Code: ACS5

All New JCC Book Club

3rd Wednesday of the Month | 1 - 2:30 pm Read fascinating books then share your thoughts with others in the group. September 21| Rich Boy by Sharon Pomerantz Code: ACBK1 October 19 | Revisiting a classic | Code: ACBK2 November 16 | TBA | Code: ACBK3 December 21 | Revisiting a classic | Code: ACBK4 Free. Reservations required. Call the Welcome Desk.

Brown Bag Lecture Series

Memory Training Course

October 4 - 25 Tuesdays | 10 am - Noon | 4 weeks Brought to you by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute Over the age of 60 and having trouble remembering names, dates and other information? This 4-week memory training course is for you. By devoting two hours per week to this class you will have fun and improve your memory. This program is based on research conducted by Gary Small, MD, author of The Memory Bible. Max. 25 Register by September 20.

M: $30 NM: $40 Code: AC041

Caregiving COMPASS Class Wednesday September 21 | 6 - 7:30 pm For family & friends to help understand Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. This 90-minute introduction for caregivers will give you knowledge about disease progression, treatment and practical tips to live successfully. COMPASS Caregivers of Memory-Impaired Persons Acquiring Successful Strategies is a free educational class but requires registration.

Free & open to the community. Code: AC042 Call the Welcome Desk to register.

Thursdays | Noon - 1 pm Fun and educational programs! Learn something new each time. Feel free to bring a dairy lunch. September 1 | Improving Your Brain Power, Vicki McAllister, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute M: $3 NM: $5 Code: ACP1 October 6 | Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle: How, What, Where & When to Save the Planet M: $3 NM: $5 Code: ACP2 Dec. 1 | Balance and Preventing Falls, John Blilie M: $3 NM: $5 Code: ACP3 15


For more information contact Erin Searle at ext. 1205 or e-mail

Games, Games, Games! Canasta Lessons

Thursdays | 10 am - Noon What’s Canasta? Always wanted to learn how to play this fun game? Now it’s your chance to learn and make new friends at the same time! Min. 4. Max 12.

Session 1 | September 15 - October 13 4 weeks (No class September 29). Code: AC105 Register by September 8. Session 2 | October 20 - November 10 | 4 weeks Code: AC105A Register by October 12. Instructor: Cheryl Senkfor M: $35 NM: $50

Canasta Tournament

Mah Jongg Tournament

Thursday, January 26 | 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Join us for an all day Mah Jongg tournament with prizes, give-a-ways, lunch, and fun! 2012 cards must be used. Reservations required. M: $40 NM: $55 Includes Lunch Early Bird Rate: $5 off if you register by Jan. 9 Code: AE026

Bridge - Beginners Class

Wednesdays | 6 pm - 8 pm | 8 weeks September 14 - November 9 Learn to play the world’s greatest card game, exercise your mind, and have fun. No experience necessary. This class is designed for people who have never played or those who would like to learn the American Standard system of Bridge.

Thursday December 8 | 1 pm - 4 pm Already know how to play this fun game? Join the tournament and play against other canasta lovers! Prizes awarded to the winners.

Min. 8. Max 12. No class September 28.

Min. 8. Max. 32

Bridge - Advanced Beginners

M: $25 NM: $35 Code: AE02

Mah Jongg

Beginner/Intermediate Class Thursdays | 1 pm - 3 pm September 15 - October 27 | 6 weeks Mah Jongg is the fastest growing game for adults of all ages and is a great way to meet new friends! This class is for those who have never played or need a refresher course. Mah Jongg cards are available for purchase. Min. 8. Max 12. No class September 29.

Instructor: Cheryl Senkfor M: $40 NM: $60 Code: AC075 Register by Sept. 8.


Instructor: Stephanie Haddy M: $60 NM: $80 Code: AC101 Register by September 7. Tuesdays | 12:30 - 2:30 pm | 8 weeks September 13 - November 8 (no class 9/27) This class is designed for people who play bridge but are not familiar with modern conventions. Learn about Stayman, Jacoby Transfers, Weak Two Bids, Strong 2 Club Openers, Limit Raises, Negative Doubles and Take-out Doubles. Min. 8. Max 12. Instructor: Stephanie Haddy M: $60 NM: $80 Code: AC101A Register by September 6.

Bridge - Supervised Play

Tuesdays | 3 - 5 pm | 8 weeks Session 1 | September 13 - November 8 The instructor will assist each player in the many facets of if the game to include: planning,

strategy, play of the hand, bidding, leads and defensive signals. This class is most appropriate for those who have prior experience and want to increase their knowledge. Min. 8. Max 12. No class Sept. 27. Instructor: Stephanie Haddy M: $60 NM: $80 Code: AC101B Register by September 6.

Bridge - Open Play

Card tables in Room 215 are open on a first come basis from 9:30 am - 3 pm when classes are not in session.

All NEW Jewish Educational Classes at the J See page 18.

Holiday Boutique Friday, November 4 | 11 am - 4 pm Holiday Boutique at the “J” is the perfect place for your business or to just shop. Whether it’s clothing & accessories, places for children to have parties & playtime fun, art and jewelry, books, toys, furniture, chatchkes, stationery, invitations, party favors, or Judaica…this is an event you sure won’t want to miss! If you are interested in participating, please contact All proceeds benefit the Parent Teacher Group of the Early Childhood Center.

The Concierge Desk at the JCC Be a part of a great group of volunteers who work at the JCC, weekdays from 9 am - noon. The Concierge Desk sells postage stamps and can also point you to the right activities and community services - Kosher restaurants, great shopping and more.

Cultural Arts & Special Events For more information contact Erin Searle at ext. 1205 or e-mail


Bad Cactus Brass Band

Night Saturday, December 3 7 - 10 pm For one night only we are bringing Vegas to you! Give us a hand while raising money for the JCC adult services. There will be professional dealers at blackjack, poker and craps tables! Music, drinks and food will round out the night! Use your winnings to “buy” raffle tickets to win great prizes! The first drink is on the house! Sponsorship opportunities available. Register by October 31 to take advantage of EARLY BIRD RATES! Don’t miss out on the J’s Casino Night!

Early Bird Rate! Good through October 31 M: $65/person or $110/couple NM: $75/person or $130/couple Code: AE001 After October 31 M: $85/person or $150/couple NM: $100/person or $180/couple Code: AE001

Save the Date

Motown Detroit Reunion | March 11 Broadway Babies Performance | February 5

Jazz at the J

The J is proud to present three concerts featuring accomplished Jazz musicians from Arizona. Kickoff includes a Kosher wine tasting. Member Appreciation

Wine Tasting & Jazz featuring Jeremy and His All-Stars

Saturday, September 10 | 8 pm A recent graduate of ASU’s Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts, Jeremy Lappitt and His All-Stars will be performing jazz classics. Many of the tunes were composed by Jews earlier in the century - George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Lee Konitz and other famous composers.

Sunday, January 22 | 3 - 5 pm The Bad Cactus Brass Band is a New Orleans Second Line street jazz band based in Phoenix. Founded by sousaphonist Benjie Messer, their members include many of the fieriest jazz musicians in the Phoenix area. Their repertoire includes original dance music, funky street beats, traditional Dixieland, gospel and swing and pop songs reinterpreted with a brass band sound. Powered by tuba, drums, trumpets, saxophones and trombones, the Bad Cactus Brass Band brings a Mardi Gras energy. Bad Cactus Brass Band has recorded two albums, Arizona Mardi Gras and Christmas Cactus. M: $18 NM: $20 Code: AEJA3

Jazz Pass for All Three Concerts M: $35 NM: $65 Code: AEJAP Includes Wine Tasting and Jazz Event.

M: Free NM: $35 Code: AEJA1

Jazz Under the Stars featuring Jeremy & His All-Stars

Saturday, October 15 | 8 pm Jeremy and His All-Stars are back for a second performance to celebrate Sukkot at the JCC, they will be performing various jazz classics and group member compositions. The All-Stars will be exploring the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Lee Konitz and other famous Jewish composers. M: $18 NM: $20 Code: AEJA2

Volunteer at the JCC

Interested in volunteer opportunities at the JCC? Our new volunteer services coordinator is here to help you find the right project. Contact Phyllis Kaminsky, for more details at 480.657.9488. 17


For more information contact Suzanne Swift at ext. 1201 or e-mail

Threads of Jewish Life Threads of Jewish Life has been developed to tie our community together by integrating Valley-wide Jewish programming, information and resources. From holiday celebrations to community-wide events, Threads of Jewish Life promises to weave together those values that we have in common, no matter who we are or where we are from. Programs take place at the JCC, unless otherwise noted.

Valley Beit Midrash at the JCC

Evolving Halakhah: Traditional Jewish Law in a Postmodern Era Wednesdays | Noon | Begins November 9 We will use Rabbi Dr. Moshe Zemer’s book Evolving Halakhah: A Progressive Approach to Traditional Jewish Law as our guide through various areas of Jewish law and consider its meaning for our lives today. Free. Open to the public.

Weaving the Fabric of Our Jewish Identity Hadassah, VOSJCC & The Women’s Jewish Learning Center Series An educational lecture series with Rabbi Elana Kanter, Director of the Women’s Jewish Learning Center. Co-sponsored by the JCC and Hadassah Valley of the Sun. M: $20 MM: $25 | Series: M: $50 NM: $65 Sunday, October 2 | 10 am Tiger Mothers and Jewish Mothers: Jewish Approaches to Raising Children Sunday, December 11 | 10 am Where Do People Go When They Die? Talking to Your Children and Grandchildren about Death Sunday, February 5, 2012 | 10 am Female Heroes of the Bible Must register and pay Hadassah Mail check to: Hadassah Valley of the Sun PO Box 1721 Gilbert, AZ 85299-1721 Call 480.998.1880 or for more information


Women’s Jewish Learning Center Venues TBA September 4 | 2 - 5 pm Opening Event: Finding our Way Home: Stories of Teshuva in Preparation for the High Holidays September 6 - December 15 | Mondays 11 am Is G-d Good? The Book of Job September 6, 13, 20 | Tuesdays | 11 am Handel’s Messiah and the Hebrew Bible Sept. 12 - Dec. 12 | Tuesdays | 11 am Short Course on Candle Lighting Sept. 7 - Dec. 14 | Thursdays | 11 am American Jewish Literature November 3, 10, 17 Thursdays | 1 pm: Distance Learning – Lovers and Cynics Songs of Songs and Ecclesiastes Nov. 22 & 29 | Dec. 6 & 13 Wednesdays | 11 am: Talk of the Talmud Monday | March 5, 2012 | 7 pm Forty Years of Women in the Rabbinate: 1972 - 2012 A panel of local rabbis reflect on the changes in American Judaism since the ordination of women. Rabbis Mari Chernow, Elana Kanter, Bonnie Sharfman. Free. The Jewish Enrichment Center and the JCC are proud to announce new classes at the JCC

Luzatto: The Forbidden Rabbi

Sept. 6 - Oct. 4 | 5 weeks | Tues. Noon - 1 pm Rabbi M.C. Luzzato’s innovative Kabbalisitc works were banned by the rabbis of his time. In an ironic twist of history, his opponents are long forgotten while his works live on as fundamentals in the library of modern Jewish thought. Join us as we explore Luzzato’s legacy.

How to Survive Thrive During the High Holidays Sept. 15 - Oct. 6 | 4 weeks | Thurs, 6:30 - 7:30 pm Guilt and stress have no translations into biblical Hebrew for good reason...they should not be part of our vocabulary. Discover with us the limitless potential these special times offer us to boost our souls and upgrade our lives. Instructor: Rabbi Yisroel Isaacs M: $25* NM: $36* Code: ACJEC2

The Seven Concepts of Highly Educated Jews

Nov. 1 - Dec. 13 | 7 weeks | Tues, Noon - 1 pm Designed to explore the keys to living an inspired Jewish life. Classes include: Secrets of the Hebrew Letters, Shabbat: a Glimpse at Eternity, Prayer: If G-d Knows What We Need, Why Ask? And more! Instructor: Rabbi Yisroel Isaacs M: $25* NM: $36* Code: ACJEC3

Hubris or Humility: A Jewish Perspective on Self-Image

November 10 - December 22 | 6 weeks Thursdays | 6:30 - 7:30 pm This course will look at Torah-based insights on both practical and theoretical aspects of self image. Topics include: How self-confidence fits in with humility; how connecting with our soul or inner-self can improve our self-esteem; fascinating references to self-image in ancient Jewish sources. Instructor: Rabbi Yisroel Isaacs M: $25* NM: $36* Code: ACJEC4 *Rates reduced thanks to an anonymous donor

Instructor: Rabbi Yisroel Isaacs M: $25* NM: $36* Code: ACJEC1

Wednesday, November 2 | 7 pm Temple Chai - 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032



For more information contact Suzanne Swift at ext. 1201 or e-mail

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For more information contact Dae Williams at ext. 1278 or e-mail

Health Coaching WellStart is a personalized, health-coaching

program that enables our fitness trainers to support you in the attainment of your fitness goals. The program offers a comprehensive fitness and postural assessment, goal achievement strategies and development of a plan designed to meet individual needs. Free to members. Call 480-483-7121, ext. 1230 to schedule your appointment.

BeWell is an on-line program offering an array

of tools to help you optimize your fitness, dietary and wellness goals. Meal and exercise planners keep participants on track and the health profile identify potential risk factors or obstacles to optimal health. Visit Free to members.

HealthyStrides is a complete program to

assist you with increasing your activity. You’ll be motivated through group walks and incentives to achieve daily movement goals on land and water. Through expert guidance and tracking your progress you will create personalized strategies to help you overcome challenges. You will be rewarded not only in feeling better mentally and physically, but upon reaching milestones your name will be put in a drawing each week for fabulous prizes. Challenge will run September 12-October 21. Registration will begin September 5th and can be done on-line through the BeWell Portal. For more information contact:

Personal Training

Personal Training Members only. Private Sessions 60 minutes 1 3 6

Fee $65 $193 $363

Code SW0502 SW0503 SW0504

30 minutes 1 3 6

Fee $39 $110 $200

Code SW0526 SW0527 SW0528

Buddy Sessions 60 minutes 1 3 6

Fee Per Person Code $47.50 SW0508 $136.50 SW0509 $262 SW0510

30 minutes 1 3 6

Fee Per Person Code $24 SW0560 $68 SW0561 $131 SW0562

Small Group Sessions (min. 3/max. 5) 60 minutes 8 12

All NEW... Stroller Strides Mondays & Wednesdays: 9:30 am Begins September 7 | See page 5 for full details. 20

Teen Personal Training

Whether you need dietary advice, a new workout or simply someone to motivate you, the JCC fitness team is here for you. Let us help you reach your fitness goals. Personal training is open to members only.

Fee Per Group Code $800 SW066 $1,150 SW067

19 years or younger. Members only.

Private Sessions 60 minutes 1 3 6

Fee $42 $126 $252

Code SW0512 SW0513 SW0514

30 minutes 1 3 6

Fee $21 $63 $126

Code SW0534 SW0535 SW0536

Buddy Teen Sessions 60 minutes 1 3 6

Fee Per Person Code $40 SW0516 $120 SW0517 $240 SW0518

30 minutes 1 3 6

Fee Per Person Code $20 SW0530 $60 SW0531 $120 SW0532

Yoga Personal Training

What better way to create a long, lean, fit body than with private yoga instruction. Whether you are interested in Candle Light, Hip Hop, or Restorative Yoga, we have the class for you. Members only. 20 years or older.

Private Sessions 60 minutes 1 3 6

Fee $63 $184 $346

Buddy Sessions 60 minutes 1 3 6

Fee Per Person $48 $136 $262

Code SW0056Y SW0053Y SW0052Y Code SW0057Y SW0058Y SW0059Y

Adult Sports

For more information contact Mark Rosenberg at ext. 1283 or e-mail

Adult Sports Adult Basketball

The JCC Body & Spa is a relaxing environment where guests can enjoy a therapeutic treatment of their choice. Experience a calming massage and facial, or breathe deeply with a private Yoga session and feel the stress melt away. Call the Welcome Desk for appointments.

Join the JSpa & Save...

Starting at only $49 a month for 6 months for JCC members only. JSpa membership entitles you to (1) 50-minute massage per month with a discount of $20 on all additional massages during that month. This is a savings of over 30% on every massage! Offering 50 and 30-minute massages: Fees: • 50-min. massage without JSpa membership: $70 • 50-min. massage with JSpa membership $50 • 30-min. massage without JSpa membership: $40 • 30-min. massage with JSpa membership: $30 Fees will automatically be debited from your bank account.

We offer a variety of adult basketball age groups. Leagues compete in a round robin tournament (minimum of nine sessions) followed by a single elimination tournament. Team captains are encouraged to pay team fee with one check or credit card and have a completed team roster by program deadline.

A - Competitive

October 19 - January 20 Wednesdays | 7 - 9 pm M: $55 NM: $105 Code: SL0005 Registration Deadline: October 11

B - Jules Firetag Semi Competitive October 19 -January 20 Wednesdays | 7 - 9 pm M: $55 NM: $105 Code: SL0002 Registration Deadline: October 11

B2 - Semi Competitive

October 20 - January 21 Thursdays | 7 - 9 pm M: $55 NM: $105 Code: SL0003 Registration Deadline: October 11

Adult Softball Leagues

Take me out the ballgame! Join the VOSJCC in playing the fun, social and exciting game of softball. We offer competitive, recreational and co-ed leagues in a round robin format (minimum of nine sessions) followed by a single elimination tournament. Team captains are encouraged to complete rosters and pay team fee by check or credit by the listed deadlines. Individuals welcome! Welcome Desk may receive payment for team.


September 27 - December 13 Tuesdays or Thursdays | Game Times TBD Team Fee: $425 Code: SL0008 Registration Deadline: September 20


September 28 - December 14 Tuesdays or Thursdays | Game Times TBD Team Fee: $425 Code: SL0009 Registration Deadline: September 20


September 25 - December 18 Sundays | Game Times TBD Team Fee: $425 Code: SL0010 Registration Deadline: September 20

D - Veteran’s Over 45 League October 25 - January 25 Thursdays | 7 - 9 pm M: $55 NM: $105 Code: SL0004 Registration Deadline: October 17 21

Group Fitness

For more information contact Lisa Robins at ext. 1281 or e-mail

Group Training

Pilates Group Training

JCC Group Fitness Movement Studio Programs led by a team of master-level pilates experts and personal trainers, offering small group and private training programming. Refer to the monthy Group Fitness Schedule for the current timetable. • TRX • Stott Pilates • Gliding • Barre • Pre-Professional & Professional Dance Intensive Training • Sports Specific Movement Training • Beaming… Coming Soon!


M: NM: $15 $20 $72 $110 $120 $195

JCC Cycle Club

Code SW0048A SW0048C SW0048C

Sunday Mornings | 7 am | JCC parking lot Meet at the JCC every Sunday for early rides. Club developed by members looking to improve their technique, while sharing their passion and dedication for cycling. Free to Members


New Training Structure Group Classes | 1 - 5 participants 4 consecutive weeks Reserve your reformer and purchase your classes for 4 weeks of training, which will enhance your training and performance results. M: $80 NM: $100 Code: SW0019

Train like the U.S. Navy SEALs. TRX Suspension Training gives athletes of all levels, fitness enthusiasts and Photo: James Patrick pros a complete total body, cutting-edge training program needed to take fitness to the next level. This is a 30-minute, full-body, functional training workout. Register at the Welcome Desk. Sessions 1 session 6 sessions 12 sessions

This is a 55-minute, small group training method in which each participant uses a SCOTT Pilates Reformer to develop core control, flexibility, balance, coordination and strength. Participants learn breathing techniques and full body alignment. STOTT experts will guide participants through a series of progressions to maximize individual results.

One class per week, same day and time

M: $150 NM: $170 Code: SW0020 Two classes per week, same day and time

M: $195 NM: $225 Code: SW0021 Three classes per week, same days and times

Member Exclusive! JCC members only! M: $ 230 Code: SW0022 Unlimited classes per week, same days and times

Drop-In Rate: M: $30 NM: $40

Depending on availability. No advance reservations can be accepted. Fees paid directly to the Welcome Desk prior to start of class. *Participants can make-up ONE session per month per class purchased. Classes that fall on holidays or JCC closures will be honored on a make-up date. Class times/days and or instructors are subject to change.

Want to try out Group Pilates? Sign up for a free class today. Space is limited. Registration required. Call the Welcome Desk, 480.483.7121 today.

Private Pilates Reformer Training

Work privately with our certified Pilates experts and improve strength, flexibility and balance. Private Pilates training is ideal for beginners as well as the advanced. Challenge yourself to use your deep abdominal muscles to support your core, engage the mind and enhance your body through movement. 60 minutes Sessions 1 Session 3 pack 10 pack

M $63 $184 $346

NM $90 $270 $540

Code SW0056 SW0053 SW0052

Private 360 Tower Training, Dance & Sports Specific Training

with Gaby Banuet For all strength and training levels, Tower Training allows for multiple plane exercises. System trains the muscles of the entire body to work together and mimics sport-specific and dance activity to build flexibility, stability and coordination. 30 minutes M NM 1 Session $37 $50 5 Sessions $175 $235

Code SW0025 SW0026

60 minutes M NM 1 Session $63 $85 5 Sessions $300 $405

Code SW0028 SW0029

Junior Private/ Duet Reformer, 360 Tower, Dance & Sports Specific Training Junior Private | Under 18 | 1 Session M: $59 NM: $79 Code: SW0065 Junior Duet (2 participants) | Under 18 | 1 Session M: $40/pp NM: 79/pp Code: SW0066

Group Fitness

For more information contact Lisa Robins at ext. 1281 or e-mail

Yoga Workshop for Beginners

Saturdays | 11 am | 12 sessions September 3 - December 3 This 12-week workshop to introduces and educates participants to the powerful poses of Yoga. All fitness levels welcome. M: $120 NM: $240 Code: SW0042 No class October 8 & November 26

WOW – Women On Weights

Tuesdays & Thursdays |10:30 am |12 classes Get the results you’ve been working for in a small group training environment. Learn proper safety and techniques. Dates Codes Aug. 23 - Oct. 4 SW0024 - 11AUG Oct. 6 - Nov. 15 SW0024 - 11OCT No class September 29.

Stroller Strides is Back!

Begins September 7 Mondays & Wednesdays | 9:30 am | Cactus Park The group meets in the JCC West Promenade to kick class off and will always conclude at the JCC. See page 5 for full details.

Kids Club | Ages 3 Months - 5 Years Your kids are cared for in a secure loving environment, while you attend a class, exercise or enjoy a massage.

Hours (2 hour max.) | Sunday: 8 am - 5 pm Mon - Thurs: 8 am - 2 pm & 3:30 - 8 pm Friday: 8 am - 2 pm | Saturday: 9 am - 4 pm To make reservations call 480.483.7121, ext. 1262 or email M: $4 per child/session NM: $6 per child/session

NEW - JCC Ballet & Dance Center

with Gaby Banuet A unique approach to dance training, based on ballet principles, Pilates strength and creative movement. Gaby’s Principles of Training: • Stretch & Alignment • Ballet • Dance • Pilates • Cardio Barre

Junior Kids Ballet

Ages 7 - 11 | September 12 - October 21 12 classes per session, 2 classes per week Monday & Wednesdays | 4 - 5 pm Dance with an emphasis upon creativity, balletic vocabulary, posture and motor movement skills. Basic ballet technique, alignment, stretching and musicality. M: $180 NM: $215 Code: SW0031

Kids Ballet

Adult Ballet

September 12 - October 21 Mondays 8:15 am | Wednesdays 10:45 am Thursdays 10:45 am | Thursdays 6 pm 12 classes per session, 2 classes per week Tone, trim and get into shape while learning the art and movement of Ballet. This class is designed to challenge the beginner through experienced dancers while utilizing basic ballet and creative movements.

Ages 12 - 15 | September 12 - October 21 12 classes per session, 2 classes per week Mondays, 5 - 6 pm | Fridays, 4 - 5 pm Strong emphasis upon ballet technique, alignment, stretching and musicality. M: $180 NM: $215 Code: SW0032

For Teen to Adult choose 2 classes per week. Dancer Workout - ballet and contemporary techniques. M: $180 NM: $215 Code: SW0033

More Great Fitness Classes • Body Pump • BOSU • Cardio Sculpt • Circuit Training • Gentle Yoga • Heart & Sole

• Indoor Cycle • Mat Pilates • Power Yoga • Power Hour • Restorative Yoga • Rockin’ Boxin’

• Seniorcise • The Mix • Yin Yoga • Zumba • Zumba Gold

Visit the Welcome Desk for a group fitness schedule. 23


For more information contact Dae Williams at ext. 1278 or e-mail

Camelback Coaching Elite Masters Teen/Adult

If you need a break in the middle of the day what better way to spend your lunch hour than with an aquatic work out.

Valley of the Sun Swim Academy 1-2-3 Swim Safe Brought to you by Aquatic Concepts TM


Group Swim Lessons Saturdays & Sundays • 6 Months - 12 years

This new, innovative program brought to you by Aquatic ConceptsTM will provide your children with the foundation for swimming while making them “swim safe.” Group classes are limited to no more than four children per instructor, ensuring that each swimmer is given individual focus. Level One Beginning Swimmers: Frogs, Gobies, Puffers & Stingrays Sat 10 - 10:30 am SA00GS1A | Sun 10 - 10:30 am


Level Two Advanced Swimmers: Tiger Barbs, Seals, Dolphins, & Sharks: Sat 10:30 - 11 am SA00GS2B | Sun 10 - 11 am


Water Babies Saturdays & Sundays • 6 Months - 3 years

Water Babies is a unique parent/tot program that focuses on safety, motor skill development and swimming. The class consists of up to five swimmers and their parents. The child learns through song, parent/tot interaction, games and one-on-one time with the instructor. Sat 11:30 am - Noon SA00GS3A | Sun 10:30 - 11 am SA00GS3A3 Pre-registration is required. Ages 6 months to 36 months may participate. Inquire at the Welcome Desk.

M: $99 per month: 1 time per week • $189 per month: 2 times per week NM: $199 per month: 1 time per week • $378 per month: 2 times per week

The JCC Now Offers Swim Lessons All Year Round. 24

Instructor: Anne Wilson Mon, Wed, Fri: Noon - 1 pm M: $50 NM: $75 To register, call Anne Wilson at 480.363.3867.

Competitive Swim Lessons

Work with one of our technique coaches to see how far the proper stroke can take you. Sessions 6

M $155

NM $215

Code SA00PCST6

Aquatics Personal Training

Participate in high intensity swimming, weight training and cardiovascular testing. Sessions 6

M $330

NM $426

30 minute sessions Sessions M NM 6 $180 $252

Deep Water Aerobics

Code SA00APT Code SA00APT1

Focus on cardio conditioning, improved flexibility, strength, endurance and balance. All fitness levels welcome. Sunday - Friday: 8 - 9 am M: Free Code: SA0002


For more information contact Dae Williams at ext. 1278 or e-mail

Shallow Water Aerobics

Class offers strength training and cardiovascular benefits with zero gravity impact. Buoyant equipment provided. Daily: 9 - 10 am M: Free Code: SA0002

Modified Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy and hydrothermal (heat) is used to tone the body, stimulate digestion, circulation and the immune system bringing relief from pain. Sessions 6 - 60 min 6 - 30 min

M $379 $180

NM $420 $252

Swim Lessons - All Ages Swim lessons are available for children and adults year-round in our heated pool.

Private Swim Lessons 30 minute sessions Sessions M 1 $32 3 $85 6 $155

Code SA0017 SA0040 SA0041

Semi-Private Lessons

Priced per group 30 minute sessions. 3 people max Sessions M Code 1 $55 SA0018 3 $145 SA0044 6 $275 SA0045

Code SA00HT SA00HT2

Pre & Post Workout Stretch

Program benefits athletes and enhances specific training regimens. Members only. Sessions Duration 6 15 min

M $95

Code SA00S15




30 min

Tri Family Racing Presents

VOSJCC Fall Adult & Youth Relay Triathlon & Duathlon Sunday, October 30 This race is included in the 2011 Arizona State Age Group Championships Check in: 5:30 am Youth: 7 am Adult Triathlon & Duathlon: 7:30 am All tri-entrants must have their bikes in the transition area no later than 7 am Register online at: Fees: Individual TRI or DU: $69 Relay Teams: Tri only $140 Youth Race Tri only: $45

Swim Neptune—JCC Sharks A Developmental and Competitive Swim Team Program

Ages 5 – 18 years Swimmers must be able to comfortably swim 25 yards freestyle and backstroke to join our entry level developmental group. Intermediate and Advanced groups also available. All groups, including highly competitive groups require an evaluation for group placement. Fees, practices days and times vary depending on group placement and practice choices. Basic monthly fee is paid to the JCC. Additional annual registration fees for all swimmers are payable to Swim Neptune. Additional monthly fees payable to Swim Neptune may apply to swimmers in the competitive program, including USA Swimming meet entry fees. For More Information Contact: Helen at Swim Neptune 480.695.0667. Registration forms are available at the Welcome Desk.

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Valley of the Sun JCC

Oct. 27 - Nov. 13 Bookfair Programs* Pre Bookfair Event

Thursday, October 27 | 7 pm Details to follow

the Jewish tradition of learning and growing. Enjoy an enlightening morning with an array of speakers and topics to enrich your mind. Culminates with a luncheon and gift raffle.

Wednesday, November 2 | 7 pm| Temple Chai See below for details.

Sponsored by the Bureau of Jewish Education and the Valley of the Sun JCC in partnership with ASU Jewish Studies Department, Brandeis National Committee, Hadassah Valley of the Sun, National Council of Jewish Women, and Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix.

Opening Night: Comedy Night At The J

Children’s Program

Community Program

Thursday, November 3 | 7 pm Shawn Pelofsky This sassy lady will blow you away with her physical comedy and high energy. Shawn will take you on a wild ride with her outrageous impersonations and knowledge of pop culture.


Friday, November 4 Details to follow

WOMEN’s Symposium

Sunday, November 6 | 9 am - 1 pm Iris Krasnow | The Secret Lives of Wives Advance your mind and enhance your well-being in

In conjunction with PJ Library Sunday, November 6 | 3:30 pm Ann Koffsky | Noah’s Swim-a-Thon

Around The World Dinner And Speaker

Monday, November 7 | 6:30 pm Danyelle Freeman | Try This: Traveling the Globe without Leaving the Table Try This is Danyelle’s ode to the pleasures of culinary tourism: a lively, charming and witty guide to the ever growing array of answers to the question, “What should we eat tonight?”

Community Read

Tuesday, November 8 | 11 am Sharon Pomerantz | Rich Boy Winner of the National Jewish Book Award for Outstanding Debut Fiction. Bring your book club and all your friends!

US and the Middle East

Wednesday, November 9 | 7 pm Mitchell Bard | The Arab Lobby One of the leading authorities of US-Middle East policy, bard will provide great insight.

Girls’ Night Out Margaritas, Munchies and Mystery!

Thursday, November 10 | 6:30 pm Karen Bergeen | Finding Polly Co-sponsored by: Hadassah Valley of the Sun

Community Program

Rabbi Dr. Irving “Yitz” Greenberg is the most influential American Jewish thinker of the past half century. In 1974, Rabbi Greenberg founded CLAL - then National Center for Leadership and Learning, a pioneering pluralistic program that has trained and educated a generation of lay-leaders and rabbis. Rabbi Greenberg was central to the establishment of the united States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and served as its chairman from 200- 2002. From 1997 - 2007, Rabbi Greenberg served as the President of Jewish Life Network/Steinhardt Foundation and developed Birthright Israel, the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE), Makor and the Jewish Early Childhood Education Initiative (JECEI). Rabbi Greenberg is the author of The Jewish Way: Living the Holidays and numerous other books and articles and is currently completing work on a new book to be published in 2012. Date: Wednesday, November 2 | 7 pm Temple Chai | 4656 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032 Individual sponsorships are available for this event for $180. Sponsors will be acknowledged a the event. For more information about this or any other Valley Biet Midrash program, please contact us at or visit our website at


Visit Israel Through One of These Various Programs

MASA Israel Journey connects Jewish young adults ages 18 - 30 through 160 different programs - gap year, study abroad, post-college and volunteer programs.


Taglit-Birthright Israel provides the gift of first time, peer group, educational trips to Israel for Jewish adults ages 18 to 26. Taglit-Birthright Israel’s founders created this program to strengthen the sense of solidarity among world Jewry, and to strengthen participants’ personal Jewish identity and connection to the Jewish people. The gift of the 10-day trip is being provided by several partners: private philanthropists through Birthright Israel Foundation; Israeli Government and Jewish communities around the world— North American Jewish Federations, Keren Hayesod and the Jewish Agency for Israel.

JNF Tu B’Shevat Community

Kibbutz volunteer – experience working in a kibbutz, study Hebrew in a kibbutaz ulpan and enjoy your time.

April 29, 2012

Sar-El encourages volunteers from around the world to visit Israel to experience one or more of the following—work in a nursing home, in an I.D.F. warehouse, guided tours, lectures on Jewish and Israeli topics and Shabbat hospitality. Call 480.483.7121, ext. 1109 for more information.



January 29, 2012

Yom Ha’Zikaron April 25, 2012

Yom Ha’atzmaut


Community-Wide Purim Carnival March 4, 2012

Join a dynamic group of professionals at the monthly VOSJCC Jewish B2B Networking meeting. Help build your business, tell others about yourself and your area of expertise and expand your network in a friendly, moderated meeting. The VOSJCC Jewish B2B Networking meets monthly. Guest speakers present topics to promote both personal and business growth. There is no membership required, just the cost of breakfast or lunch. Bring plenty of business cards. Held at the Valley of the Sun JCC. First Meeting: Thursday, September 8 | 7:30 to 9 am Breakfast Networking | $10 for Breakfast Speaker: Dave Sherman – The Networking Guy Please RSVP to Lisa Owens – Reservations are required, held at the VOSJCC. 27

Sundays Sundays | 11 am - 2 pm Through October Join the JCC aquatics staff as we host Fun Day Sundays with games, prizes, a water slide, and fun for the entire family. Every Sunday, ice cold lemonade will be served pool-side to help beat the heat of summer.


1. Reach an Upscale Demographic with the VOSJCC Corporate Support Program

With more than 7,000 members and 31,000 visits each month, the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center has a targeted audience from birth to seniors­—each segment a viable market with strong purchase power. 95 percent of members live and/or work within a five-mile radius of the VOSJCC.


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Program Registration

On-line registration available. Visit

How to Register Cancellation Policy: The JCC reserves the right to cancel any class or activity due to insufficient enrollment or for any unseen circumstances. In this case, a make-up class will be offered or a refund will be given. The JCC is responsible for make-up classes only in the event of an instructor’s cancellation.

Complete this registration form. Drop off: Registration forms may be dropped off during regular business hours at the JCC Welcome Desk. Mail: Complete the registration form and return with full payment (check, Visa, Master Card, or AMEX) to: 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd, Suite 203, Scottsdale, AZ, 85254 Fax: Complete the registration form and fax to 480.483.8441. Please make sure to include your credit card (Visa, Master Card, or AMEX) information. Register Early! Classes offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Class size may be limited. All registration forms will be processed in order received. All classes have a minimum and maximum enrollment. When a class is filled to capacity, a wait list may be formed, with classes formed when possible.

General Information: Participants agree that participation in all programs and services is voluntary and shall be undertaken at participant’s sole risk, and the JCC, servants, agents or employees shall not be liable for, and are hereby released from, any claim, demands, actions, or causes of actions whatsoever for injuries, illnesses or damages to participant’s person or property arising out of or in connection with the use of the services and facilities of the JCC or the premises where the same are located. Initial

Form may be mailed, faxed or hand-delivered. Please Print. Member

Mail to: VOSJCC 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 203, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480.483.7121 •

Non Member Date:____________________________

Date of Birth (mm/dd/yy) _____________________________________



Address:______________________________________________ City:____________________________ State:____________ Zip:__________Home Phone: ( ________ )______________________________ Work Phone: ( ________ )___________________________________________ If you are registering a child, please fill out this section: By enrolling in a JCC class or program, all participants listed on this registration form consent that the JCC may use any photo, slide and quotes in any JCC publication and general media. Child’s Name:_______________________________________________________ Age:___________________ Grade:_____________________ School:_______________________________________________________ School District:__________________________________________ Mother’s Name:_______________________________________________ Father’s Name:____________________________________________ Emergency Contact:__________________________________________________ Phone:___________________________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature:_______________________________________________________________________________________________ You may register more than one person on this form. Fees for all programs must accompany this application. Refund Policy: Withdraw prior to start of session to receive a 75% refund. In the event that a class is cancelled, a full refund will be made. No refunds after class begins. All withdrawal and refund requests must be made in writing. Participant

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Credit Card: VISA Master Card AMEX Account No.____________________________________________ Exp. Date:________________________ Billing Zip Code:___________________________________________________ CCV:___________________________________________________ I Have Read the Conditions of Program Registration:_____________________________________________________________________________

Register Early!

Classes will fill on a first-come, first-serve basis and class size may be limited.


Member Appreciation Night Join Us for a Free Evening of Music, Wine & Friends

Co-sponsored by Jazz in AZ

Saturday, September 10

Wine Tasting - along with Jazz at the J & Sit n’ Split for the kids with bounce house, entertainment and ice cream social. A perfect evening of entertainment for both children and adults. All absolutely free....and just to say thank you for belonging. 7:45 - 10 pm | Wine Tasting: 8 pm | Jazz Concert starts at 8:45 pm Must register in advance at the Welcome Desk Free to members | Non-Members: $35

12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste 203 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 480.483.7121

JCC Hours Mon & Tues: Wed & Thurs: Friday: Saturday: Sunday: Phone: Fax:

5:30 am - 9:30 pm 5:30 am - 10 pm 5:30 am - 5 pm 9 am - 4 pm 8 am - 5 pm 480.483.7121 480.483.8441

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VOSJCC - 2011 Fall Program Guide  

Your complete Fall 2011 VOS Jewish Community Center's course listings, fitness schedules, and upcoming programs for youth and adults.

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