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• Develop new skills • Improve your health • Broaden your horizons & make new friends • Strengthen your connections to the community • Enrich your family Join us. Winter Open House Fitness & Program Launch See Page 2 for Details

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Peace, Love & Fitness at the J

Program Launch • 2011 January 9 | Noon - 2 pm

BeWell at the JCC this New Year with programs, classes, and facilities that take care of your whole being! Come experience all the JCC has to offer at our Program Launch. Staff will be ready to answer questions about all of our programs. Don’t miss our...

Special Spin-A-Thon Benefitting JCC Scholarships January 8 - 9 | 2 pm (Jan 8) - 2 pm (Jan 9)

Fittest Family Competition: Man, Woman & Child: ALL Day

Are you the next Incredibles, disguised as mere mortals?

Ride for the STARS (Support the Agency Raising Scholarships) Have some fun in a Family Friendly Fitness Challenge. indoor cycling Spin-a-Thon is a fundraising challenge featuring a 24-hour cycle event, upbeat music and prizes! Participants can sign up Stop by throughout the day for your chance to make the record book! for increments of 1-2 hours and help us raise much needed scholarship funds. Call the Welcome Desk for details.

Local Business Meet & Greet Noon - 2 pm

See the display of local businesses who offer special deals and discounts to our members.

Active Adult Brunch: 10:30 - 11:30 am

FREE and open to the community. Call the Welcome Desk to register, 480.483.7121, ext. 1230. Reservations Required. Code: AE1 Sponsored by:

Family Fun: Noon - 2 pm Opening of the NEW Parenting Center: Noon - 2 pm - See page 5 for details.

Special one day offer -

10% off program registration*

*Applies to new program registrations and payments made on January 9, 2011. Some exclusions apply. May not be combined with any other offers or promotions. Valid January 9, 2011 only.

What’s Hot this Winter Winter 2011

Early Childhood See page 4 Shabbatacise Kids Club Trivia Night The PJ Library

Parenting Center See pages 5 youtH See pages 6 - 8 Club J Guitar Master Chefs Ballet Drawing All About Nature Jazz & Movement Computer Tech Craft Crazy

Babysitter’s Training & CPR Youth Theater Shemesh Vacation Camps Bowling Skate Party Family Fundays


Youth Sports See pages 9 Junior Soccer Junior Basketball Multi Junior Sports Martial Arts Fencing Total Golf Adventures Soccer Sabakiball

TEENS See page 10

Phoenix Suns Family Summer Programs Night + Power of Half Event Sweetheart Ball Paintball! Presidents Day J-Serve School’s Out Summer Weekend Turnaround Trip Water Park Bash! BBYO Weekly Meetings Spring BBYO Kickoff

Cultural Arts & Special Events See page 11 New York, New York Jazz at the J Jewish Musical Tour Friends of Phoenix Opera Jewish Book & Cultural Arts Fair

family See page 8 Family Shabbat Dinner Hamentachen Making Coyotes Game

See pages 12 - 15

Art Series & Classes Music Lessons Theater & Dance Games, Games & Games Active Adult Programming JBoomers Travelin’ with the JCC Amazing Journeys Memory Training Course Brown Bag Lunch Series Edventures 2nd Annual New & Used Book Sale

Community See pages 16 - 18 Membership See page 18 Adult SPorts See page 19 Basketball Leagues Softball Leagues Sabakiball

Aquatics & fitness See pages 20 - 25 123 Swimsafe Group Swim Lessons WellStart & BeWell TRX Suspension Training Group Fitness Nutrition

Israel Center See page 27

Your JCC Staff Accounting

Marcia Fiedler ext. 1209 Lisa Stark ext. 1209 Annette Agatstein ext. 1208


Adult Services

Debra Kleinberg ext. 1205

Early Childhood

Joanie Charnow ext. 1705 Dani Oneil ext. 1706

Steve Rosenberg ext. 1202 Fitness & Aquatics Debbie Siebels ext. 1210 Amy Abernethy ext. 1214 Alisa B. Chatinsky ext. 1203 Dae Williams ext. 1278 Harriet Colan ext. 1213 Lisa Robins ext. 1279 Ronica Thompson ext. 1217 Joyce Horawitz ext. 1226 Israel Center Sharron Topper-Amitai ext. 1109


Nicole La Cour ext. 1286 Lili Zrihen ext. 1121


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


Suzanne Swift ext. 1201

Sports & Recreation

Mark Rosenberg ext. 1283 Alex Sachs ext. 1280

Youth & Camp

Deborah Sheinbein ext. 1276 Mitch Cohen ext. 1277 Donna Hiegel ext. 1275

Volume 9, Issue 1 Program Guide, Winter 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

Early Childhood

For more information contact Joanie Charnow at ext. 1705 or e-mail

New Classroom Space

Full day and half day year-round spaces are now available in the preschool We are pleased to announce that our premier Early Childhood Center has opened an additional room for 2-year olds. There are still a few spaces available for enrollment. Call the Preschool for more information and to schedule a tour, 480.659.7769.


Jan. 21, Feb. 18, Mar 25 | 9:30 am - 11 am This parent and child class, held every third Friday of the month, will give participants the opportunity to increase physical activity, develop balance and core-related muscles, socialize with other families all while celebrating Shabbat. Sponsored by the VOSJCC Early Childhood Center and Fitness Department. Min. 5. M: $5 NM: $15 Codes: ECC4, ECC5, ECC6

Save the Date! HOORAY!

The day has been set.

Please mark your calendar, And don’t you forget!

OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO . . . Early Childhood Center TRIVIA NIGHT

January 22, 2011 | 7:00 pm JCC Social Hall

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

NEW Family Fundays with the JCC You and your family are invited to join us for free* fun family programming on Sundays at the J. See page 8 for all programs offered.


The Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Phoenix, the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix and local community supporters are thrilled to launch The PJ Library. Created by Harold Grinspoon, The PJ Library (PJ as in pajamas) provides children, ages 6 months to 5 1/2 years, with a FREE treasury of Jewish books and music. Every family enrolled in The PJ Library will receive a monthly gift of a high-quality Jewish book or CD and a reading guide to enhance your family’s experience. Titles are carefully selected by a team of experts. Enroll now to receive your free subscription to PJ Library. For more information or to sign up your child today, visit our website at, or call us at 480.634.8050 or at

Parenting Center

For more information contact VOSJCC Early Childhood Center at ext. 1700 or e-mail

The Parenting Place Kickoff Grand Opening: January 9 | Noon - 2 pm We are pleased to announce the opening of our new Parenting Place. We offer workshops, educational and safety programs and a new parenting lounge to connect and schmooze with other parents while your children play. This is free and open to the public; JCC membership is NOT required to use our lounge. The Parenting Place lounge is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 - 11:30 am in Room 214. Kids have a safe place to play while parents can relax with a good book or a cup of coffee and meet other parents. Free. Visit us in our new lounge, Room 214, pick up a free gift with your program calendar. Parenting Workshop Series with Blythe Lipman

Join us for a four part series presented by local author and childhood expert Blythe Lipman, author of Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions. She will be presenting workshops on a variety of topics. Register for all four and receive a free copy of Blythe Lipman’s book! All 4 workshops: $30 | Individual workshops: $10 each Part I - Things Your Mama Never Told You | Monday, January 10 10 - 11:30 am | Social Hall This workshop is designed to provide answers to those everyday puzzling questions you never thought about. When shopping with baby, what or who do you put in the car first? What do you need to bring when going to the pediatrician? What do you do when a stranger gets near your baby’s face? Answers to these and many more will be provided so you feel confident in any situation. Code: EP4 Part II – Sweet Dreams: How to Get Your Baby to Sleep and Stay Asleep So You Can Too! | Monday, January 24 | 10 - 11:30 am | Social Hall Create the perfect sleep environment. When to put baby in his/her crib, swaddling, rocking, binkies, white noise, monitors, the importance of routines and many more tips. Designed to keep you and your baby well-rested and happy. Code: EP5 Part III – Will These Tantrums Ever Stop? The Joy of Toddlerhood! Monday, February 7 | 10 - 11:30 am | Social Hall Learn techniques to manage those meltdowns and how to communicate with and effectively calm your frustrated little one. Designed to help frazzled parents develop strategies for any situation. Code: EP6 Part IV – How to Keep Your Marriage Fun and Alive Monday, February 21 | 7 - 8:30 pm | Social Hall Busy parents need time to connect as a couple. Learn ways to create meaningful time with your significant other. Designed to help couples carve out moments for themselves and add renewed energy to their relationships. Code: EP7

Car Seat Safety Check | January 19, 9 am | JCC parking lot

Join our friends from Farmers Insurance for an auto safety check. This is a wonderful opportunity to have all of your car safety seats inspected and your questions answered. Each seat check takes about 20 minutes. Reserve your spot in advance by calling ext. 1700 or signing up at Free. Code: EP8

Shabbatacise | Monthly: Third Friday | 9:30 - 11 am

This parent and child class, will give participants the opportunity to increase physical activity, develop balance and core-related muscles, and socialize with other families, while celebrating Shabbat. M: $5 each session NM: $15 each session Jan. 21, Code: ECC4 | Feb. 18, Code: ECC5 | March 18, Code: ECC6

PJ Library Story Time

Join us in the Parenting Place lounge for story time with the PJ Library. Enjoy Jewish bedtime stories and songs for families the last Wednesday of the month. Min. 4. Reserve your spot now to guarantee program availability. Free. 1 & 2 yrs | 9:30 - 10:30 am | Jan. 26, Feb. 23 & March 30 | Code: EP2 3 & 4 yrs | 11 am - Noon | Jan. 26, Feb. 23 & March 30 | Code: EP3

Infant/Child CPR & First Aid

Don’t miss out on this vital information for parents and caregivers. You will receive certification at the end of each class. Sign ups are available for each class individually or for both classes at a reduced rate. Minimum of 8 participants for each session. One class: $15 Both classes: $25 CPR | Monday, February 28, 6:30 - 9 pm | Code: EP9 First Aid | Monday, March 14 , 6:30 - 9 pm | Code: EP10

Infant Brain Development | Wednesday, March 9 | 7 - 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. Min. 4. Reserve your spot now to ensure we can present this fascinating program. Free. Code: EP11

Purim Fun at the Parenting Place | March 18 | 9 - 11 am Join us in the Parenting Place lounge for Purim crafts and activities with your kids. Open to all ages. Free. Code: EP1 5


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

Lessons Guitar

after school program

Monday - Thursday: 2 - 6 pm | Friday: 2 - 5 pm | Grades K - 5

Hang out at Club J after school and learn how to cook, shoot baskets, do arts and crafts 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 the opportunity to learn and grow in a kid-friendly environment that is both safe and fun. We are committed to providing just that. Club J participants have the opportunity to build the schedule that works for them by selecting from a variety of enrichment programming offered. Activities* in Club J include: • Drawing • Master Chefs • Dance • Sports activities • And so much more!

guitar. No Club J discount for guitar lessons.

Instructor: Wayne Ramm

Session 1 - 6 sessions: 1 or 2 times per week January 25 or 26 to March 1 or 2 M: $125 NM: $145 Code: YC0212A/Session A Session 2 - 6 sessions: 1 or 2 times per week March 8 or 9 to April 12 or 13 M: $125 NM: $145 Code: YC0212B/Session B

Contact the Youth Department. 480.483.7121 ext. 1276 or email deborahs@vosjccorg to set up your child’s party.

Monthly Classes

*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, in enrichment classes or other after school programming.

Master Chefs

After School Youth Lounge Grades 6 - 8

Many middle school kids hang out after school at the J. We want to make sure they have a fun and safe environment to do homework and meet up with friends. The Youth Lounge located above the Welcome Desk is open to students in grades 6 - 8, for homework and computer use, watching movies and hanging out with friends. Youth will not be permitted to hang out in the JCC outside of the lounge unless they are in a program or are supervised by an adult.

Birthday Parties

Looking for a great place to have your next birthday party? Have it at the JCC! The JCC Youth Department can host your next birthday party with a variety of themes: Arts and Crafts, Sports, Cooking, Pool Activities and many exciting add-ons! Parties start at $250 for 15. Cake, decorating, party room and staff. Contact the Youth Department. 480.483.7121 ext. 1276 or email deborahs@vosjccorg to set up your child’s party.


Tuesday & Wednesdays | By Appointment Whether you are strumming chords or playing the latest pop hit, individual guitar lessons can be tailored to your skill level and your needs. 30-minute private lessons are available for electric, acoustic or bass guitar. Students must supply their own

Mondays | 5 - 6 pm | Grades K - 5 In this fun, hands-on, cooking class students will learn how to make delicious goodies every week! We teach everything from how to prepare ingredients properly to combining appropriate flavors to create the perfect dish! This class will smell so good, you’ll be tempted to join your kids in the fun and do a bit of sampling. Instructor: Trish Beattie Club J: 10/month M: $50/month NM: $75/month Month January February March April May

Code YC009F YC009G YC009H YC009I YC009J


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, make an art project and see your friends.


Tuesdays | 4 - 5 pm | Grades K - 5 Point your toes, step into second, third and fourth positions and spin on the spot. Learn techniques to improve your dance, walk tall and strong, while having fun. Instructor: Becca Carteris Club J: Free M: $50/month NM: $75/month Month Code January YC0013F March YC0013G February YC0013H April YC0013I May YC0013J


Wednesdays | 4 - 5 pm | Grades K - 6 Learn the fundamentals of drawing and improve your skills. Emphasis will be placed on composition, proportion and perspective. Students work with pencil, charcoal and watercolor. All supplies provided. Min. 6. Instructor: Joe Consalvo Club J: $10/month M: $50/month NM: $75/month Month Code January YC0020F February YC0020G March YC0020H April YC0020I May YC0020J

All About Nature

Wednesdays | 5 - 6 pm | Grades K - 5 Want to learn about bugs, critters, plants and more? Various class projects involve engaging in informal nature studies, having fun with friends, and participating in structured outdoor activities organized by the counselors while learning about nature. Club J: Free M: $50/month NM: $75/month Month Code January YC0018F February YC0018G March YC0018H April YC0018I May YC0018J

Jazz & Movement

Thursdays | 4 - 5 pm | Grade K - 5 Classes focus on developing rhythm, coordination, strength, and flexibility. Instructor: Becca Carteris Club J: $10 M: $50/month NM: $75/month Month Code January YC0017F February YC0017G March YC0017H April YC0017I May YC0017J

Computer Tech

Thursdays | 5 - 6 pm | Grade K - 5 Join us in Imagine Tomorrow computer class. Kids will learn computer skills while having fun. Kids will be doing activities related to what they were working on. Instructor: Imagine Tomorrow® Club J: $10/month M: $50/month NM: $75/month Month Code January YC0016F February YC0016G March YC0016H April YC0016I May YC0016J

Craft Crazy

Fridays | 4 - 5 pm | Grade K - 5 Construct a dreamcatcher with Popsicle sticks, make a tie-dye masterpiece, learn how a bit of glue, some glitter and a little imagination can make a fantastic work of art. Students have the opportunity to learn how to make different types of puppets, build sculptures out of clay and simply enjoy arts and crafts! Club J: Free M: $50/month NM: $75/month Month Code January YC0015F February YC0015G March YC0015H April YC0015I May YC0015J

Babysitter’s Training & CPR

Sunday, January 30 & Sunday, February 6 Noon - 5 pm Gain the skills and confidence to care for infants, toddlers and school-age children. Respond to emergencies with first aid, rescue breathing and other appropriate care. Classes are for 11-15 year olds and are taught through the American Red Cross. Receive a Certificate of Completion, Babysitter’s Handbook and First Aid/CPR Certification for Infants and Children. Must attend both classes to receive certification. Teacher: American Red Cross M: $100 NM: $125 Code: YT001

Girl Power

Tuesday’s | 4 - 5 pm A place where girls can gain a sense of competency & empowerment through support and connecting with others by participating in fun, enlightening activities and games. Instructor: Sophina Stevenson ClubJ: Free M: $25 NM: $50 Month Code January YC0021F February YC0021G March YC0021H April YC0021I May YC0021J

Youth Theater K-12

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

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 the retelling of the magical adventure of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Audition Dates: January 13: 5 - 7:30 pm January 20: 5 - 7:30 pm Auditions by appointment only; call 480.483.7121 ext. 1276 or email for appointment. Rehearsals: Thursdays 5 - 7:30 pm (by call) Sundays 1 - 4 pm (all cast) Performance Dates: May 21 & 22 M: $125 NM: $150 Code: YPC100 7


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

Shemesh Vacation Camps Grades K - 5. Call ext. 1276/1277 for information and to register for holiday camps.

MLK Day Camp

January 17 | 9 am - 3 pm Spend the Martin Luther King Holiday with us. This will give your kids the opportunity to spend the day with friends and enjoy fun activities! M: $50 day NM: $70 day Additional $10 if registering day of camp. Code: YHMLK Min. 10 campers.

Presidents Day Camp

February 21 | 9 am - 3 pm No plans for President’s Day? Spend the day with us. We have exciting activities planned kids to enjoy! M: $50 day NM: $70 day Additional $10 if registering day of camp. Code: YHPC Min. 10 campers.

Spring Break Camp

March 14 - 18 | 9 am - 3 pm | Scottsdale March 28 - April 1| 9 am - 3 pm | Paradise Valley The time is here for Spring Break! Join your friends and meet at the JCC. We will have a variety of activities. Come for one day or all!

Jan. 29 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm | K - 5 Spring is in the air. Let’s celebrate with a day of ice skating at the Alltel Ice Den. You cover the cost of the skates; we’ll bring the hot chocolate! Meet us at the Ice Den. Call 480.483.7121, ext. 1276/1277 to RSVP by January 21. M: $15 NM: $20 Code: YFSJ Min. 10.


Saturday, February 26 7 - 9 pm | K - 5 9027 East Via Linda Meet us for an evening of bowling at Via Linda Lanes. Snacks will be provided. Register by Feb. 18.

Additional $10 if registering day of camp. Code: YHPBC Min. 10 campers.

President’s Day Weekend Turnaround Trip

Additional $10 if registering day of camp. Code: YHSSB Min. 10 campers. (Scottsdale) Code: YHPV Min. 10 campers. (Paradise Valley)

Saturday, Feb, 19 - Monday, Feb. 21 | Grades 6 - 9 Jump on a deluxe bus late Saturday evening as we drive through the night to California. Spend Sunday at Universal Studios until the park closes. Drive home that night. Arrive home Monday morning.

Passover Break Camp

M: $175 Code: YHTT

M: $50 day NM: $70 day M: $210 week NM: $265 week

April 20 - 29 | 9 am - 3 pm Have a blast during Passover Break with games, swimming, sports, art and much more! All snacks provided are Kosher for Passover. Pack a swimsuit, towel and dairy Kosher for Passover lunch.

Min. 30/Max. 50 To register call the Welcome Desk at 480.483.7121. Register by February 1. Sponsored by JCC Youth and the Teen Connection. Contact Mitch Cohen at or Leora Hoenig at

Hosted by Youth, ECC & Youth Sports…

Special Events | Saturday Night Out @... Skate Party

M: $50 day NM: $70 day M: $210 week NM: $265 week

Coyotes Game

March 26 | 7 pm Come out and watch the Phoenix Coyotes take on the San Jose Sharks with other members of the JCC and their families. Tip-off is at 7 pm at Arena. Join us in cheering them on. Ticket order forms will be at the Welcome Desk or contact Mark Rosenberg in the Sports Department, ext. 1283 for further details. Register by March 12. M: $20 NM: $28 Code: YFSM

Family Fundays!

You and your family are invited to join us for fun family programming. *Programs are free and on site unless


Family Shabbat Dinner

Friday, February 18 | 6 - 8 pm | Cactus Park Join us for Shabbat dinner under the stars. Bring your own dairy dinner, we’ll provide dessert. Register by February 1.

Free. Code: YF1

Hamentashen Making

Sunday, March 13 | 1 - 3 pm Join us for making Purim’s traditional pastry, called Hamentashen. Min. 10 M: $5/family NM: $8/family Code: YF2

Chocolate Seder

Min. 10.

Sunday, April 10 |1 - 3 pm Join us for a celebration to observe Passover with our Chocolate Seder. Min. 10

M: $15 NM: $20 Code: YFSF

M: $5/family NM: $8/family Code: YF3


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

Jr. Sports

Ages 3 - 5 | Pre-K - K The following programs focus on motor skill development and basic fundamentals of the game and above all having fun. These classes are for Pre - K through K and kids 3 - 5 years of age.

Junior Soccer

Mondays | January 24 - March 14 | 7 classes M: $65 NM: $95 3’s | 3:10 - 3:50 pm | Code: SY0003A Pre K - K (4 & 5)| 4 - 4:40 pm | Code: SY0004A No class February 21.

Junior Basketball

Wednesdays, March 2 - April 13 | 7 classes M: $65 NM: $95 3’s | 3:20 - 4 pm | Code: SY0002A

Multi Junior Sports

Join the fun as your child participates in various sports promoting basic skill building. Sports offered include basketball, tee-ball, football, lacrosse and hockey. Mondays, March 21 - May 2 | 7 classes M: $65 NM: $95 3’s | 3:10-3:50 | Code: SY0018 Pre K - K (4 & 5) | 4 - 4:40 pm | Code: SY0019

Martial Arts

The art of karate helps to increase attention span, improves self-esteem, coordination and respect for others. Tuesday & Thursdays, January 25 - April 14 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


Class is designed to introduce participants to basic blade and footwork. 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). Wednesdays & Sundays Session 1 | January 19 - February 27 | 12 Classes M: $190 NM: $280 Grades 3 - 8 | 4 - 5 pm | SY0090A (session 1) Session 2: March 2 - April 10 | 12 Classes Grades 3 - 8 | 1:15 - 2:15 pm | SY0090B (session 2)

Total Golf Adventures

TGA introduces K - 8 students to golf at their schools with a five Level Enrichment Program before transitioning them to the golf course. Their goal is to introduce America’s youth to the fun, positive, character-building aspects of golf while creating a lifelong love of the game. Keep swinging! Min. 6. Max. 15 M: $150 NM: $190 Session 1 | Wednesdays | January 19 - March 9 Session 2 | Wednesdays | March 16 - May 4 Grades K - 3 | 4 - 5 pm | Code: SYGOLF1A (session 1) SYGOLF1A (session 2) Grades 4 - 8 | 5 - 6 pm | Code: SYGOLF2B (session 1) SYGOLF2B (session 2) All golf equipment is supplied by TGA. Price includes lessons and golf hat. Final day of session is at a golf course for nine holes. Transportation is not provided for the golf outing.


Our soccer program is for beginning and intermediate players who are looking to play in a recreational format. The main goal of the league is to provide an instructive and fun atmosphere while learning many different aspects of the game. M: $175 NM: $200 Grades 1 - 2 | Code: SY0090 Practice: Mon & Thurs | Games: 5:30 - 6:30 pm Grades 3 - 4 | Code: SY0091 Practice: Mon & Thurs | Games: 5:30 - 6:30 pm Game Days & Times TBD. Includes jerseys, awards, refs and practice fields.


Sabakiball is the most exciting, action-packed, non-stop sport to come along in years. With more than 14,000 participants since September of 2008, we can guarantee it! Constant movement (sabaki) drives players to the very limits of their endurance. If a ball goes out of bounds... don’t stop playing, another ball is immediately thrown into play. Teamwork is key! Ball-hogs and hot-dogs actually keep their team from scoring. By rule, Sabakiball is the absolute ultimate team sport. In fact, Sabakiball has been endorsed by professional and Olympic athletes from around the world. If you are looking for a high endurance, action-packed team sport, you have to try Sabakiball. Begins January 16 Games: Beginners, Sundays, 12:30 pm Advanced, Sundays, 1:30 pm For more information and to register, contact Alex Sachs at:

Passport to the World is BBYO’s global travel program for Jewish teens. Each program shares the same core elements of active touring, community service, cross-cultural interactions, and meaningful Jewish experiences. Passport programs are open to BBYO members and non-members alike. Learn more and plan your next summer journey today. Visit 9

Teens For more information contact Leora Hoenig at ext. 1127 or e-mail

Spring BBYO Kickoff


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, contact

Phoenix Suns Family Event

Sunday, January 30, 2011 | 6 - 8 grade & families Watch the Phoenix Suns take on the New Orleans Hornets at the U.S. Airways Center! Tickets include early entry to watch the team warm up, and a special gift and group photo. Bring the whole family! M: $35 NM: $35 Code: BBYO9 Drop-in: BBYO9

President’s Day Weekend Turnaround Trip

Saturday, Feb, 19 - Monday, Feb. 21 | Grades 6 - 9 Jump on a deluxe bus late Saturday evening as we drive through the night to California. Spend Sunday at Universal Studios until the park closes. Drive home that night. Arrive home Monday morning. Min. 30/Max. 50 M: $175 Code: YHTT To register call the Welcome Desk at 480.483.7121. Register by February 1. Sponsored by JCC Youth and the Teen Connection. Contact Mitch Cohen at or Leora Hoenig at


Sunday, March 13 |1 -3:30 pm Everyone loves Paintball! We’re bringing this popular program back for a second year. Bring your friends and let loose! RSVP to by February 4. M: / NM: $30 includes all protective gear and 300 paintballs. Additional rounds extra. Code: BBYO10 Drop-in: BBYO10


National Day of Jewish Youth Service Sunday, April 17 | 1 - 4 pm Join Jewish Teens from around the world as we give back to the community during this national day of Jewish Youth Service. Write personal letters to Israeli soldiers, collect Judaica for Jewish communities abroad, and learn about global Jewry, among other fun and meaningful activities and service projects. Free. Donations are accepted. Code: BBYO11 Drop-in: BBYO11

School’s Out Summer Water Park Bash!

Sunday, May 29 | Noon - 4 pm School’s out and it’s time to celebrate! Have some fun in the sun and enjoy a day at the Water Park. Bring your friends and cool off with Teen Connection and BBYO! RSVP to by May 2. M: / NM: $25 Code: BBYO12 Drop-in: BBYO12

BBYO for Grades 8 - 12

BBYO is more than just a youth group—it is a teen movement bringing together thousands of Jewish teens from all over the globe, all types of Jewish backgrounds, and all types of 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.

BBYO Weekly Meetings

Monday nights starting January 3 | 7- 8:30 pm Join over 100 Jewish teens and experience the Judaism and leadership that is BBYO! Six different girls’ and boys’ chapters meet, take on leadership roles, and plan their own programs involving Judaism, community service, athletics, education, social, and social action.

January 24 | 7 - 8:30 pm Haven’t joined BBYO yet or just started the 2nd semester of your 8th grade year? Check out BBYO – the world leading pluralistic (that means we associate with all sects of Judaism) youth movement! Must be at least in 8th grade.

Code: BBYO 3

Summer Programs Night + Power of Half February 7 | 6 - 8:30 pm Learn about the amazing summer experiences BBYO offers! Leadership, community service, Europe, Israel, and Costa Rica travel and much more. Stay for a moving seminar on The Power of Half – a story about how a family started giving away half of what they owned to charity and learn how we can all make a difference. Students: $5 NM: $5 Adult: $8 NM: $8 Code: BBYO 4

Sweetheart Ball - A Formal BBYO Dance

February 26 | 8 - 11 pm BBYO’s Annual Sweetheart Ball is back! Our formal dance let’s all Jewish youth join together for dancing and fun. Bring a date or go stag, either way you’ll have an amazing time. Dance the night away at the ASU Memorial Union. Contact for more

information on location.

M: $25 single/$40 couple Code: BBYO5


The National Day of Jewish Youth Service! | April 19 Free. Donations are accepted. Code: BBYO7

Do you want to make a difference? Become a BBYO advisor. For more information, contact Leora Hoenig at

Cultural Arts & Special Events For more information contact Suzanne Swift at ext. 1201 or e-mail

Jewish Musical Tour

Sunday, February 6 | 2 pm Spend an afternoon listening to music with Cantor Peter Halpern and the Jewish Musical Tour. This cultural tour spans centuries and several continents.

New York, New York – My Kind of Town…

February 13, 2011 | 11 am - 1 pm at the JCC What do the Big Apple, the Statue of Liberty and the city that never sleeps, have in common? Come find out as we reminisce about New York. Join us for a fun New York get-together. Music provided by Avton Express. M: $18 NM: $25 Code: AE018

Jazz at the J

Sundays at the JCC | 3 - 5 pm Jazz is the only art form created by Americans, an enduring and indelible expression of our genius and promise. – Wynton Marsalis The J is proud to present three Jazz concerts featuring accomplished Jazz musicians with melodic styles and improvisational skills that are the hallmark of the jazz idiom. Prices per performance M: $15 NM: $20 Cost includes performance, coffee and dessert. Co-Sponsored by Jazzin AZ.

January 30 | Delphine Cortez/Joel Robin Trio Delphine is one of the Valley’s favorite jazz vocalists with a repertoire that ranges from standards to unique interpretations of pop tunes. Pianist Joel Robin Goldenthal has been the preferred accompanist of many vocalists for more than three decades; he is also the executive director of the Valley’s jazz non-profit organization, Jazz in Arizona ( This will be an exciting and energetic performance! Code: AEJA2 February 27 | Margo Reed and the Armand Boatman Trio Margo is revered as the Valley’s matriarch of jazz vocalists, known for her ability to swing and her love mushy songs. Pianist Armand Boatman has been a fixture on the Valley’s jazz scene since the mid-70s, always delivering an incomparable level of virtuosity. Code: AEJA3 March 12 | Saturday Performance | 7 pm | Mike Vax Quintet Vax is a trumpet legend, former co-leader of the Stan Kenton Orchestra and current leader of several bands including the Kenton Alumni Orchestra. His quintet features great musicians playing audience-friendly music. Code: AEJA4

Cantor Peter Halpern of Temple Chai, Phoenix, trained at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York and was Invested as Cantor at the Hebrew Union College, New York. M:/NM: $18 Code: AEMU

Friends of Phoenix Opera

Thursday, February 10 | 7 pm Join us for an evening of love as opera singers will perform some of the most famous arias ever heard, followed by dessert, coffee and tea. Opera Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Phoenix Opera. Socialize with the performers after the performance. M: $25 JCC or Friends of the Phoenix Opera. NM: $30 Code: AEOP

Jewish Book & Cultural Arts Fair

Kevin Salwen: The Power of Half: One Family’s Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back Monday, February 7 7 pm This book is the story of one family’s life-altering decision and its unexpected results. As a family, they made the extraordinary decision to sell their Atlanta mansion, buy a house half its size and give half of the sale price to a worthy charity. Warm, funny, and deeply moving, The Power of Half is the story of how one family grew closer as they discovered that half could be so much more. Sponsored by B’nai Tzedek & B’nai B’rith Youth Organization

Students: $5 NM: $5 Code: AEBF108S Adult: $8 NM: $8 Code: AEBF108 11


For more information contact Debra Kleinberg at ext. 1205 or e-mail

Art Series & Classes Drawing I - Beginners

January 31 - March 21 | 8 weeks Mondays | 9 am - Noon Learn basic and fundamental drawing skills including perspective, composition, proportions and shading. Class will advance to color pencil renderings of subjects chosen by students. Instructor works oneon-one with students and illustrates concepts with demonstrations. Minimum 6. Register by January 25.

Art All Around Us

3rd Monday of the month | 11 am - Noon Meet at the JCC and join the Phoenix Art Museum Docents for a visual presentation of its latest exhibits. Free. Open to the community. No reservations required. January 17 | From Ghetto to Greatness: Famous Jewish Painters and Sculptors February 21 | Split Personality of the Baroque Era March 21 | In the Mood April 18 | 25 Artists You Should Know

Instructor: Joe Consalvo M: $75 NM: $90 Code: AC028

Music Lessons

Mixed Media - Intermediate/Advanced

Guitar Lessons - Beginner

January 31 - March 21 | 8 weeks Mondays | Noon - 3 pm 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. Minimum 6. Register by January 25.

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

Sit & Knit

1st Tuesday of the month | 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! Reservations are required. Min. 4. Free. Date January 4 February 1 March 1 April 5



Tuesdays or Wednesdays | 6 weeks Weekly, 30-minute, individual lessons. Students must provide own guitar. Time to be arranged by student and instructor. Session 1 | January 25 or 26 - March 1 or 2 Session 2 | March 8 or 9 - April 12 or 13 Instructor: Wayne Ramm M: $125 NM: $145 Session 1: AC060 Session 2: AC060A

Keyboard Lessons - Beginner

Theater & Dance Acting Up!

Mondays, Jan. 31 - March 7 | 10:30 am - Noon 6 weeks Your chance to discover or rediscover that actor inside you. 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. Register by January 26. Instructor: Don Crosby M: $40 NM: $55 Code: AC02A

Lights, Camera, Action!

Mondays, Jan. 31 - March 7 | 12:30 - 2 pm 6 weeks Learn acting for the camera, television, and commercials. You will learn through performing commercials, scenes and voice-overs, and write your own commercials. We’ll teach you how to build and create characters, as well as a little about the commercial business. A lot of fun as you learn! Experienced or beginners. Min. 4. Register by January 26.

Tuesdays or Wednesdays | 6 weeks Weekly, 30-minute, individual lessons. Instructor provided keyboard available for lessons. Time to be arranged by student and instructor.

Instructor: Don Crosby M: $40 NM: $55 Code: AC02B

Session 1: January 25 or 26 - March 1 or 2 Session 2: March 8 or 9 - April 12 or 13 Instructor: Wayne Ramm M: $125 NM: $145 Session 1: AC061 Session 2: AC061A

Mondays, Jan. 31 - March 7 | 2:30 - 4 pm 6 weeks 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 be accomplished through two different scenes. For beginners, or those with experience. Where else can you have fun making a scene? Min. 4. Register by January 26.

Let’s Make a Scene!

Instructor: Don Crosby M: $40 NM: $55 Code: AC02C


For more information contact Debra Kleinberg at ext. 1205 or e-mail


Wednesdays, February 2 - 23 | 7:30 - 8:30 pm Get ready for fun and excitement while getting fit! Learn easy belly dance moves that you can practice anywhere. Break down movements to make your dancing more enjoyable and then put it all together in a combination. Plus enjoy the benefits of improved posture and stamina, tone your body, increase flexibility and of course, burn those calories. Hip scarves will be sold in class. Min. 6. Register by January 31. Instructor: Samantha Karim M: $60 NM: $80 C15ode: AC055

Games, Games & Games! Canasta Lessons

February 3 - 24 | 4 Weeks Thursdays | 10 am - Noon Canasta! 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.

Instructor: Cheryl Senkfor M: $40 NM: $55 Session 1 : AC105 Register by January 28.

Supervised Play

Mondays, Febuary 7 - 28 | 4 weeks M: $40 NM: $55 Code: AC105A Min 4. Max. 12.

Mah Jongg Beginner & Intermediate

Jan. 25 - March 1 | 6 weeks | Tuesdays | 10 - 11:30 am Jan. 26 - March 2 | 6 weeks | Wednesdays | 6:30 - 8 pm Mah Jongg is the fastest growing game for adults and is a great way to meet new friends. Class is designed for those who have never played or need a refresher course. Mah Jongg cards are available for purchase. Min. 8. Register by January 20. Instructor: Sarah Simon M: $40 NM: $60 Tuesdays: AC075 Wednesdays: AC075A

Mah Jongg Mini-Session Intermediate Level Only March 8 - April 12 | 5 weeks Tuesdays | 10 - 11:30 am March 9 - April 13 | 5 weeks Wednesdays | 6:30 - 8:00 pm Min. 8. Register by March 3.

Instructor: Sarah Simon M: $35 NM: $55 Tuesdays: AC075B Wednesdays: AC075C

Mah Jongg Tournament

Thursday, January 27 | 9:30 - 3:30 pm Join us for an all day Mah Jongg Tournament with prizes, give-a-ways, lunch and fun! 2010 cards must be used. Price includes lunch and prizes. Min. of 32 players. Register by January 21. No walk-ins. Early Bird Special, register by January 9 and receive $5 off registration fees.

M: $40 NM: $55 Code: AE026

Bridge - Advanced Beginners

January 25 - March 15 | 8 weeks Tuesdays | 12:30 - 2:30 pm This class is designed for people who play bridge but are not familiar with modern conventions. We will cover stayman, jacoby transfers, weak two bids, strong 2 club openers, limit raises, negative doubles and take-out doubles. Min. 8. Register by January 20. Instructor: Stephanie Haddy M: $60 NM: $80 | AC101A

Bridge - Supervised Play

January 25 - March 15 | 8 weeks Tuesdays | 3 - 5 pm Instructor will assist each player in the many facets of the game to include: planning, strategy, play of hand, bidding, leads and defensive signals. This class is most appropriate for those who have experience and want to increase their knowledge. Min. 8. Register January 20.

Instructor: Stephanie Haddy M: $60 NM: $80 | AC101B

OPEN PLAY: The card tables in Room 215 are open on a first come, first serve basis from 9:30 am - 3 pm. To arrange a game, contact Phyllis Kaminsky at 480.657.9488 or by email at

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

Monthly: First Wednesday | 1:30 - 3 pm Join Lee as he facilitates a stimulating discussion of the events of the week. This drop-in group meets at the JCC. Free and open to the community. January 5 • February 2 • March 2 • April 6

Mature Mavens Dinner

Monthly: Third Thursdays | 5 pm Make new friends through dinner and socializing. Dinner will be separate checks. Reservations required to the JCC. Date



Jan. 20 Goldmans Deli (Hayden & Indian Bend) ACS1 ACS2 Feb. 17 Javinos (Northsight & Raintree) March 17 My Big Fat Greek Restaurant ACS3 (Tatum & Shea)

Red Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Social Monday, Feb.14 | 4:30 pm | Arte Resort Living 11415 N. 114th St., Scottsdale, Join us for socializing, delicious treats and live entertainment. Hosted by Arte Resort Living. Free. Reservations requested. Code: CS4

Volunteer At The JCC

Volunteer groups now forming at the JCC. Interested in volunteer opportunities at the JCC or volunteering your time around the community? Our new volunteer services coordinator is here to help find the right project for you. Contact Phyllis Kaminsky, Volunteer Coordinator for more details at 480.657.9488 or by email at 13


For more information contact Debra Kleinberg at ext. 1205 or e-mail

JBoomerz Social group for those 45 - 62 Travelin’ with the JCC A social, educational and networking group for those couples, singles and empty nesters who would like the opportunity to meet new people!

JCC membership is not required.

JBoomerz Happy Hour at Sportsmans Monday, January 31 | 5:30 - 7 pm 10893 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste 101 Come meet other boomerz for mingling and socializing. Min. 10. Reservations are requested. Free. Code: ACB1

GPJFF Welcomes JBoomerz to the... Arizona Premiere of To Life Thursday, February 17 | 7 pm Harkins Camelview 5 | Scottsdale To Life is a lighthearted tale about family, memory and love, Emilia, struggles to find meaning in her life. She reluctantly travels to Chile from her home in Mexico to visit her octogenarian estranged father, Isidoro, who is preparing for his Bar Mitzvah. While Isidoro tries to make up for lost time with Emilia, she learns that her roots run deeper than she imagined. Make reservations at Meet with Suzanne and the group in the movie theater lobby. Receive a free popcorn.

How to Reduce Tension in Your Daily Life Thursday, February 24 | 6:30 pm Learn how you can achieve a completely relaxed state of mind and body, by joining us as we guide you through a journey to a peaceful place.

Instructor: Judy Friedman, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Min. 10. Reservations are requested. Free. Code: ACB8

Palm Springs Follies, California Trip

January 18 - 20, 2011 The JCC is heading to the Desert Palm Springs Follies! Amazing and entertaining, this group of talented performers (no one under 65 years old), will sing, dance and tap their way into your heart! Our journey includes roundtrip luxury motor coach transportation from the JCC; two nights and three days accommodations at the Holiday Inn, Palm Springs; main floor seating for the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies; and a guided tour of the Oasis Date Gardens, which includes free tasting. Min. 30. Reservations by December 30. Meals not included.

Departs: Tuesday, January 18 | 8 am Returns: Thursday, January 20 | 4 pm Double Occupancy M: $260 NM: $285 Code: AEG04D Single Occupancy M/NM: $295 Code: AEG04S

MIM Tour & Lunch

Musical Instrument Museum 4725 East Mayo Blvd, Phoenix | Monday, February 7 | 10 am Meet us at the MIM for a self-guided 90-minute tour featuring state-of-the-art audio headsets for each guest. You’ll experience a hands-on, multi-sensory experience with over 3000 musical instrumental recordings from artists all over the world! Following the tour, there will be a self-hosted lunch at the Museum Café, with a new menu of fresh offerings daily. Min. 10. Register by February 1. M: / NM: $13 Code: AEG01

All New JCC Book Club

Avi Hotel & Casino | Laughlin, NV

March 8 - 10 Join us for three days of fun! Cost includes transportation and two nights stay at Avi Hotel and Casino. On the last day, spend time at the Bluewater Hotel and Casino in Parker where each person will get a free voucher for a buffet lunch. Min. 30. Reservations required by Feb. 21. Double Occupancy: M: $110 NM: $125 Code: AEG05D Single Occupancy: M:/NM: $135 Code: AEG05S

Amazing Journeys For Jewish Singles Winter Alaska

Iditarod, Northern Lights and Ice Festival

February 27 - March 6 Experience the magic of Alaska through new adventures and be part of the world seldom seen.

Back to Spring Break - Weekend Cruise

March 17 - 21 | Jewish Singles: 20’s & 30’s Sail from Miami to Cozumel aboard Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas. Enjoy fun in the sun that will take you back to those Spring Break days gone by.

Costa Rica

April 7 - 17 | Jewish Singles: 30’s, 40’s & 50’s An eco-tour for adventurous travelers. Zip lining, waterfall canyoning, hiking an active volcano are just a few activities for thrill-seeking enthusiasts. Explore rainforests in an ecosystem that is unmatched anywhere on earth.

Canadian Rockies

July, 2010 | Jewish Singles: 40’s, 50’s & 60’s Banff, Lake Louise and the Calgary Stampede. For more information on any of the above Amazing Journey trips, contact Debra Kleinberg at 480.483.7121, ext. 1205 or by email at

Monthly: Third Wednesday | 1 - 2:30 pm | Begins January 19 Read fascinating books then share your thoughts with other members. Free. Reservations required. January 19 Book: Not Me by Michael Lavigne Code: ACB1 Feb. 15 Book (to be determined). Code: ACB2 March 15 Book (to be determined).. Code: ACB3



For more information contact Debra Kleinberg at ext. 1205 or e-mail

Memory Training Course

Brought to you by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute Tuesdays, February 1- March 1 | 10 am - Noon 5 weeks Are you over age 60? Have trouble remembering names, dates and other information, but are otherwise in good mental and physical health? If you answered yes, then our five-week Memory Training course is for you. By devoting just two hours per week for five weeks you will have fun and improve your memory at the same time. This program is based on research conducted by Gary Small, MD, author of The Memory Bible. Max. 25. Register by January 25.

M: $30 NM: $40 Code: AC041

Brown Bag Lecture Series

Noon - 1 pm Learn something new in one of these interesting programs. Feel free to bring your lunch. Tuesday, January 25 | Stuart Simon: Keeping Your Medical Records. Learn how to keep your medical records updated and organized. Free. Reservations are requested. Code: ACB2

A Day of Musical Melodies from Broadway’s Greatest Composers

Thursday, March 3 | 9:30 am - 3 pm| Co-sponsored by Senior Summer School and JCC Begin the morning with the one woman show: Irving Berlin: A Man and His Music by Marcia Weinberg. The music follows Berlin from singing on the street to becoming the toast of Broadway. You will hear all his wonderful songs and even get a chance to sing. After Berlin, we move on to The Music of the Inimitable Cole Porter with a very captivating lecture by pianist and raconteur, Dr. Bruno Leone. Join us for a Senior Summer School Informational Session and a mesmerizing George Gershwin Lecture/Concert performed by Dr. Leone. Dr. Leone, a well-published university historian, combines his dazzling mastery of the piano with the art of storytelling to create musical stories that captivate his audience. M:/NM: $25 for the day (includes a boxed lunch). Register by February 21. Code: AEMUS (full day, includes lunch and afternoon concert) Code: AEMUSC Concert only. Free. - 1:30 pm

Second Annual New & Used Book Sale

February 10, 11 & 13 | 9 am - 5 pm Buy great books at incredible prices. All proceeds to benefit the Adult Services Department of the JCC. Donate your gently used and new books on February 7 - 9. Book sale runs from Thursday, February 10 through Sunday, February 13. All used paperbacks: $1. Used hardbacks: $2. New books: $5. Discount pricing on all new books.

Thursday, February 17 | Community Shilcha Sharron Topper- Amitai: Israeli Current Events Discussion Free. Reservations are requested. Code: ACB3 Thursday, March 31 | Dr. Kristen Nelson, D.V.M., veterinarian and author: The Human Animal Bond Free. Reservations are requested. Code: ACB4 15


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

Threads of Jewish Life

Threads of Jewish Life is a new endeavor by the Valley of the Sun JCC develope our communities through integrating valley-wide Jewish programming, information and resources. From holiday celebrations to community-wide events, Threads of Jewish Life promises to weave those values that we have in common, no matter who we are or where we are from. The following programs take place at the JCC, unless otherwise noted.

Weaving the Fabric of Our Jewish Identity Hadassah Education Lecture Series Sundays | 10 - 11:30 am | 2 sessions Join this educational lecture series with Rabbi Elana Kanter, Director of the Women’s Jewish Learning Center. Co-Sponsored by the Valley of the Sun JCC and Hadassah Valley of the Sun. Date Lecture January 16 How to Talk to Children/Grandchildren about Anti-Semitism and Showing Respect to Judaism March 27 Discussion of Allegra Goodman’s book The Four Questions M: $15/JCC or Hadassah NM: $20 (individual lectures)

Must Pay and Register through Hadassah Office. Credit cards accepted for charges over $25, only. Mail check to: Hadassah Valley of the Sun 8370 E Via de Ventura, Suite K-150 Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Call 480.998.1880 or email at chapter.hvos@ for more information.

SAVE-THE-DATE JNF Tu B’Shevat Community Walk for Israel! Sunday, January 23, 2011 Tempe Beach Park Register at


National Council of Jewish Women

Presents: Help Your Children/Grandchildren Stay Safe Sunday, February 20 | 9:30 am Bullying, teen dating abuse, and human trafficking are on the rise. Predators are using the internet to lure children. Attend this informative event to get tips from experts on how to protect your child or grandchild. Breakfast included.

Learn With the Rabbis

Co-Sponsored by National Council of Jewish Women and the JCC.

Judaism, the Environment and Tu’Bishvat with Rabbi Blotner Wednesday, January 19 | 10 -11 am In this workshop Rabbi Blotner will explore the environment with a special reflection on the Tu’Bishvat holiday based on the curriculum from the Global Day of Jewish learning. Free. Registration requested. Code: ACRAB1

M: $18 (JCC or NCJW ) NM: $18 Code: AEJW

Ethical Wills: Your Values Live On!

Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival February 12 - 27 Visit for more information.

Brandeis Women’s Seder

Thursday, April 14 | 11:30 am Be a part of our Women’s Community Seder with Rabbi Sadie Reuben as Jewish women come together in this unique celebration of Jewish life. Lunch will be served. Reservations required. Sponsored by the Phoenix Chapter of Brandeis National Committee and Valley of the Sun JCC. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

M: $36 (JCC or Brandeis) NM: $40 Code: AESED

Save The Date

Yom Hashoa | May 5 Yom Ha’atzmaut | Sunday, May 15 Yom Ha’zikaron | Monday, May 9 Days of Remembrance | May 1 - 6 See page 27 for details.

With Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman Wednesday, February 16 | 10 am - Noon Writing an Ethical Will may not be as difficult as you think. Learn to share important messages with future generations through an overview of Jewish texts and passing your values to the next generation. Co-sponsored by: Free. Registration requested. Code: ACRAB2

Ten Ways to Make Your Seder Come Alive

With Rabbi Elana Kanter Thursday March 17 | 10 - 11 am We will explore informative, interactive and fun Seder strategies that will help you make this Passover Seder one to remember. Free. Registration requested. Code: ACRAB3


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

Connect yourself on a Thread to Jewish Life Contact one of these many valley synagogues.

Synagogue Telephone


Ahavas Torah....................................................................................................................480-467-4593.......................................................................................... Ahavat Shalom Sephardic Beth Ami Temple............................................................................................................602-956-0805.................................................................................... Beth El Congregation..................................................................................................602-944-3359................................................................................... Beth Emeth Congregation of the West Valley...............................................623-584-7210........................................................................................ Beth Joseph Beth Shalom - East Valley..........................................................................................480-897-3636................................................................................... Bukharian Jewish Congress....................................................................................602-434-4431............................................................................... Chabad of Congregation Beth Hagivot....................................................................................480-650-3061........................................................................................ Congregation Beth Haverim...................................................................................623-546-9975.................................................................. Congregation Beth Israel..........................................................................................480-951-0323......................................................................................................... Congregation Beth Tefillah......................................................................................480-600-5065...................................................................................... Congregation Eitz Chaim..........................................................................................602-595-3618............................................................................ Congregation Or Chadash of the Northeast Desert Foothills Jewish Community Har Zion Congregation..............................................................................................480-991-0720.................................................................................................... Kehillah of Or Adam Congregation for Humanistic Ruach Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation...........................................................................623-975-4272 Temple Beth Emeth of Scottsdale........................................................................480-941-4112 Temple Beth Shalom...................................................................................................623-977-3240....................................................................... Temple Chai......................................................................................................................602-971-1234.......................................................................................... Temple Emanuel of Temple Gan Elohim......................................................................................................623-210-7435.............................................................................. Temple Havurat Temple Kol Temple The New Shul...................................................................................................................480-515-2272........................................................................................... Young Israel of Phoenix.............................................................................................602-265-8888............................................................................................... 17


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

In the spirit of Jewish Marriage University and Jewish Baby University, the Bureau of Jewish Education presents a new & expanded program of the Center for Lifelong Jewish Learning—

Begins January 11 An Artful Encounter with the Hebrew Bible

Jewish Women’s University and Melton Continuing Education

Co-sponsored by the Bureau of Jewish Education, Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association and the Valley of the Sun JCC.

Educating ourselves, Educating our community! Mondays: January 24 - March 28 Melton Scholars Course: American Jews at Home in the New World -Insiders & Outsiders Begins January 11 Women in Judaism, Part 2: Types and Stereotypes: the Legal Status and Portrayal of Women in Biblical Text and Across the Ages January 11- March 29 The Contemporary Jewish Condition January 11- March 22 Beyond Borders: Understanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict

March 23 & 30; April 6 & 13 The History of the Yiddish Secular Movement in America For information or to obtain a brochure, visit www.bjephoenix. org, email or call 480-634-8050.

Women’s Jewish Learning Center Spring Course Listings Semester Course

January 10 - May 9 Mondays: 10 -11:30 am | 7 - 8:30 pm Lovers and Cynics: Song of Songs and Ecclesiastes

January 12 - May 11 Wednesdays: 10 - 11:30 am You Shall Teach Your Children: Pirkei Avot/ Ethics of the Fathers


Thursdays: Feb. 3,10,17,24 10 - 11:30 am Israeli Poetry: Yehuda Amichai’s “Open Closed Open”

Public Lecture

March 9 | 7 pm The Midrashic Career of Judah All classes and lectures held at The New Shul 7825 E. Paradise Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Year Courses

January 11 - May 10 Tuesdays: 10:15 - 11:45 am | 7 - 8:30 pm Reading Between the Lines: Midrash on Bible Narratives

Jewish Chamber of Commerce of Greater Phoenix

Start the New Year off right! Join in January - receive free registration, plus a free t-shirt and, our first ever, money back guarantee.

Looking to grow your business? Networking, sponsorships and corporate opportunities are available. Contact Lisa Owens in Membership at 480.634.4909.

Whether you are looking for weight loss, stress relief, improved health or just maintaining your current fitness level, we have the program for you. The Valley of the Sun JCC is here to support your health and fitness goals. And, if after two months, you are not happy, the JCC will issue you a full refund.* Members get discounted camp rates! Up to $50 off per week. Ask us how. Start the New Year off right! Certain conditions and restrictions apply. $0 enrollment on one-year memberships only. Limit one shirt per new membership unit - while supplies last. In order to qualify for refund member must workout two times a week for two months on average, enroll in BeWell and go through WellStart program to qualify.


Interested in a Permanent Locker? $120 annually Contact Cynthia Lupiloff for details, 480.483.7121, ext. 1290.

Adult Sports

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

Adult Basketball Leagues

Adult Softball Leagues

A – Competitive

accept payments by individuals or the entire team fee with league code.

Join us for some great exercise and social experiences that last a lifetime. 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 the program deadline. Welcome desk may receive payment for team. January 12 - March 21 Mondays or Wednesdays | TBD M: $55 NM: $105 Code: SL0005 Registration Deadline: January 3, 5 pm

B – Jules Firetag Semi Competitive January 12 - March 23 Wednesdays | TBD M: $55 NM: $105 Code: SL0002 Registration Deadline: January 5, 5 pm

C – 35 and Over

January 13 - March 24 Thursdays | TBD M: $55 NM: $105 Code: SL0003 Registration Deadline: January 7, 5 pm

D – 45 and Over

January 11 - March 22 Tuesdays | TBD M: $55 NM: $105 Code: SL0004 Registration Deadline: January 4, 5 pm

Take me out to the ball game! Join the VOSJCC in the fun, social, and exciting game of softball. We offer competitive, recreational and co–ed leagues. We have round robin formats (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 card by the listed deadlines. Individuals welcome! The welcome desk may


January 25 - March 29 Tuesdays | Games 6:30, 7:40 & 8:50 pm Payment Type Amount


Team $425 SL008T Individual $43 SL0008 Registration Deadline: January 18, 5 pm


Sundays | Begins January 16 Sabakiball is the most exciting, action-packed, non-stop sport to come along in years. With more than 14,000 participants since September of 2008, we can guarantee it! Constant movement (sabaki) drives players to the very limits of their endurance. If a ball goes out of bounds... don’t stop playing, another ball is immediately thrown into play. Teamwork is key! Ball-hogs and hot-dogs actually keep their team from scoring. By rule, Sabakiball is the absolute ultimate team sport. In fact, Sabakiball has been endorsed by professional and Olympic athletes from around the world. If you are looking for a high endurance, action-packed team sport, you have to try Sabakiball. For more information please contact Alex Sachs at:


January 26 - March 30 Wednesdays | Games 6:30, 7:40 & 8:50 pm Payment Type Amount Code Team $425 SL009T Individual $43 SL0009 Registration Deadline: January 19, 5 pm

Co - Ed

February 13 - April 24 Sundays | Games 9, 10:10, 11:15 am & 12:30 pm Payment Type Amount Code Team $395 SL0010T Individual $43 SL00010 Registration Deadline: February 6, 5 pm 19


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

Valley of the Sun Swim Academy 123 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 the opportunity to learn. Level One Beginning swimmers: Frogs, Gobbies, Puffers & Stingrays Sat 10 - 10:30 am SA00GS1A

Sun 10 - 10:30 am SA00GS1A1

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

Sun 10:30 - 11 am SA00GS2B2

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 to work out in the pool. 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 and see just how far the proper stroke can take you. Sessions 3 6

M $83 $150


Aquatics Personal Training

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

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 parent. The child learns through song, parent/tot interaction, games, and one-on-one time with the instructor. Sat 11:30 am - Noon SA00GS3A

Sun 11:30 am - Noon SA00GS3A3

Pre-registration is required for this program. Ages 6 months to 36 months may participate in our Water Babies program. 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!

60 minute sessions Sessions M 6 $330

Code SA00APT

30 minute sessions Session M 6 $180

Code SA00APT1

Lifeguard Training (Ages 15+)

Begins January 16 | 9 am - 3 pm | 5 weeks The JCC is offering the best, toughest and most fun lifeguard course in the Valley. Sign up today to join the elite team of guards working for the JCC. Learn First Aid, CPR and all of the lifesaving skills needed to be one of the best. M: $185 NM: $250 Code: SA00LT

Course requirements: Must be able to swim 500 yards freestyle in under 15 minutes.



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

Deep Water Aerobics

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

Shallow Water Aerobics

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

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

Private Swim Lessons 30 minute sessions Sessions 1 3 6

M $32 $85 $155

Code SA0017 SA0040 SA0041

JCC Neptune Swim Team Sharks Once per week. Fee per month.

Modified Hydrotherapy

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

Swim Lessons - All Ages

M $379 $180

Code SA00HT SA00HT2

Stretching Pre or Post Workout

Program benefits athletes and enhances specific training regimens.


Stroke Dev Intermed/Adv

$40 + $50* $50 + $50*

NM $50 + $50* $60 + $50*

Unlimited 2 - 3 days per week


Stroke Dev Intermed/Adv

$65 + $50* $80 + $50*

High School Group For experienced high school level swimmers. Requires a tryout prior to registration. Call 480.695.7946 for information. *Annual fee paid once per year to Swim Neptune. Additional fees apply if you wish to compete in USA swim meets.

Stroke Development | M - Th | 4 - 4:30 pm Swimmers age 5 - 9, swim freestyle, backstroke at least 25 yards, and are learning breaststroke and butterfly. Starts and turns introduced.

100 Mile Club

Once registered, you will be given a tracking card and the aquatics staff will log your swim distance after each workout. When you reach the 100 mile mark you will receive a 100 mile club T-shirt. Your name and picture will be featured in the Centerline. Registration is required. Members only.

Advanced | M - Th, 4:30 - 5:45 pm Sun 4 - 5:30 pm Swimmers must complete a continuous 200 yard IM and 400 yards freestyle and handle 3,000 yards in a 75-minute practice. Advanced stroke technique and race preparation is emphasized.

M $95 $180

Code SA0018 SA0044 SA0045

$80 + $50* $95 + $50*

Intermediate | Sun - Th | 4:30 - 5:30 pm Swimmers age 6 - 12 who can swim all four competitive strokes for at least 25 yards. Stroke technique, starts, and turns are emphasized. Speed and stamina are developed.

Duration 15 min 30 min

Priced per group 30 minute sessions 3 people max Sessions M 1 $55 3 $145 6 $275


Code SA00S15 SA00S30

Sessions 6 6

Semi-Private Lessons

Free Code: SA100MC 21


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

Health Coaching

Buddy Sessions 60 minutes

Fee Per Person

WellStart is a personalized, health-coaching

1 3 6

$48 $136 $262

30 minutes

Fee Per Person

1 3 6

$24 $68 $131

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 online 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 identifies potential risk factors or obstacles to optimal health. Visit Free to members.

Personal Training

Our personal training staff can make the difference. Whether you need dietary advice, a new workout or simply someone to motivate you, the JCC fitness team is here for you. We are highly trained and motivated. Let us help you reach your fitness goals. Personal training is open to members only.

Adult Personal Training Private Sessions 60 minutes


1 3 6

$63 $184 $346

30 minutes


1 3 6

$37 $105 $189


Code SW0502 SW0503 SW0504 Code SW0526 SW0527 SW0528

Code SW0508 SW0509 SW0510 Code SW0560 SW0561 SW0562

Small Group Sessions Min. 3/Max. 5

60 minutes

Fee Per Person

8 12

$800 $1,150


SW066 SW067

Teen Personal Training 19 years or younger Private Sessions 60 minutes


1 3 6

$42 $126 $252

30 minutes


1 3 6

$21 $63 $126

Buddy Sessions 60 minutes

Fee Per Person

1 3 6

$40 $120 $240

30 minutes

Fee Per Person

1 3 6

$20 $60 $120

Code SW051 SW0513 SW0514 Code SW0534 SW0535 SW0536 Code SW0516 SW0517 SW0518 Code SW0530 SW0531 SW0532

Pilates Personal Training

The aim of contemporary anatomically-based Pilates training is to develop optimal neuromuscular performance by focusing on core stability training while safely balancing muscular strength with flexibility.

Private Sessions 60 minutes


1 3 6

$63 $184 $346

Buddy Sessions 60 minutes

Fee Per Person

1 3 6

$48 $136 $262

Code SW0056 SW0053 SW0052 Code SW0057 SW0058 SW0059

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

Private Sessions 60 minutes


1 3 6

$63 $184 $346

Buddy Sessions 60 minutes

Fee Per Person

1 3 6

$48 $136 $262

Code SW0056 SW0053 SW0052 Code SW0057 SW0058 SW0059

Group Fitness

For more information contact Lisa Robins at ext. 1279 or e-mail

Don’t Miss

Special Spin-A-Thon to Benefit Youth Scholarships at the JCC

January 8 - 9 | 2 pm (Jan 8. ) - 2 pm (Jan. 9) Ride for the STARS (Support The Agency Raising Scholarships)


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 at 480.483.7121 ext. 1230 for appointments.

Services offered: Skincare:

Signature Facial European Facial Ultrasound Facial Chemical Peel Microdermabrasion Anti Aging Vitamin Infused Serum Treatments

Body Treatments & Massage

Lymphatic Drainage Treatment (detox) LaStone Therapy (hot & cold stones) Body Wraps and Body Scrubs Body Peel Reflexology Deep Tissue Massage Thai Massage

Waxing & Hair Removal Upper Lip Chin Full Face (not including brow) Brow Under Arm and/or Full Arm Legs Bikini Waxing Back

Permanent Makeup Eyebrows Lips Beauty Marks Eyeliner

The JCC Fitness Department is pleased to host this 24-hour indoor cycle spin-a-thon to raise funds for Youth Scholarships at the JCC. This exciting event will include 24 hours of continuous riding, split into shifts for cyclists - along with music, games, food, silent auction and prizes! We are encouraging any fitness enthusiast (novice or experienced) to register to join us for the ride (any portion) and to anyone else interested in helping the children to offer a donation (every dollar counts!) To register, call the Welcome Desk, at 480.483.7121. Free and open to both members and nonmembers. A donation to support our agency scholarships is greatly appreciated. Any individual donating $18 or more will receive a free fitness center t-shirt. Better yet, get some friends and family to sponsor your ride! Sponsor sheets available at the Welcome Desk. Registration Required. Code: 11Jan-Spinathon 23

Group Fitness

For more information contact Lisa Robins at ext. 1279 or e-mail

TRX Suspension Training

Mon - Weds | 8 - 9 am Tues & Thurs| 6 - 7 pm Thurs - Sun | 8: 30 - 9:30 am TRX Suspension Training gives athletes of all levels, fitness enthusiasts and pros a complete totalbody training tool and the cutting-edge training programs they need to take their performance to the next level. This is a full-body, functional training workout. Register at the Welcome Desk. Private sessions now available. TRX Certified Trainers: Denise Krater, Lisa Robins, Sue Stegemoller, Lisa Templeton and Noel Washington

Group Classes 60 minutes




1 $15 $20 SW0048A/ SW0048ANM 6 $72 $110 SW0048B/ SW0048BNM 12 $120 $195 SW0048C/ SW0048CNM

NEW Total Body 360 Private Training

A JCC exclusive program, this exciting class offers instruction utilizing the 360 Strength Tower for hundreds of various exercises. Great for people of all ages, size, strength and training levels. Participants will train muscles to work together, mimic sports-specific and dance activities to build stability and coordination. 30 minutes 1 5 10

M $37 $175 $320

NM $50 $235 $435

Codes SW0025 SW0026 SW0027

60 minutes 1 5 10

M $63 $300 $580

NM $85 $405 $780

Codes SW0028 SW0029 SW0030


Tai Chi

Wednesdays | Jan. 5 - March 30 | 12 weeks 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Tai Chi is ideal for those looking to relieve stress, increase energy and improve circulation. Learn to connect the mind and spirit by controlling your body’s energy flow and savoring the present moment. We are thrilled to have internationally recognized Tai Chi instructor Willie Lim bring his practice and expertise back to the JCC. Instructor: Master Willie Lim M: $180 NM: $250 Code: SW0023

WOW – Women On Weights

Tuesdays and Thursdays | 10:30 am | 12 sessions Get the results you’ve been working for in a small group training environment with a dynamic personal training team. Session 1 | Dec. 1 - Jan. 13 | 12 sessions Session 2 | Jan. 18 - Feb. 24 |12 sessions Session 3 | March 1 - April 7 | 12 sessions Instructors: Denise Krater and Lisa Robins Per session | M: $145 NM: $290 Code: SW0024 Drop-in | M: $16 NM: $26 Code: SW0024D


you will challenge yourself to use your deep abdominal muscles to support your core, engage the mind and enhance your body through movement. Benefits include postural alignment, increased joint range of motion and overall balance of the body. Must pre-register at the Welcome Desk.





1 $20/pp $30/pp SW0054/ SW0054NM1 6 $90/pp $155/pp SW0055/ SW0055NM6

Master Level Pilates Reformer Program Gabriella Banuet is our Master-level Pilates Instructor who has attained the highest level of Pilates training and education available today. Gabriela has more than 15 years of Pilates, dance movement and fitness instruction and will be offering gold-star workouts and sessions to our members. She is available for private sessions and duets. This is the highest level reformer sessions we have ever offered at the JCC and is appropriate for beginners as well as advanced students. Must pre-register at the Welcome Desk.

Private Sessions



1 $95 $130

SW0049/ SW0049NM

Kids need fun and effective forms of physical activity that not only deliver results but also stimulate continued participation. Researchers found that 11-year-old kids who regularly took Pilates classes reduced body weight and considered it an enjoyable form of exercise.

5 $450 $495

SW0050 SW0050NM

10 $850 $1100

SW0051 SW0051NM

Instructor: Gabriela Banuet 1 Hr Private M: $59 Code: SW0065 1 Hr Private NM: $79 Code: SW006JNM 1 Hr Semi-private M: $40/pp Code: SW0066 1 Hr Semi-private NM: $70/pp Code: SW0066NM

Max. 2 participants. Member only.

Pilates Youth Fit

Pilates Group Reformer Classes

Allow one of our certified instructors to help you improve strength, flexibility and balance on one of our Stott Pilates Reformers. In a small-group atmosphere,



Duet Sessions Sessions




1 $60 $90

SW0049D SW0049DNM

5 $275 $375

SW0050D SW0050DNM

10 $500 $675

SW0051D SW0051DNM

Group Fitness

For more information contact Lisa Robins at ext. 1279 or e-mail


Group Training Programs

Yoga Workshop for Beginners

Boot Camp

January 8 - March 26 | 12 sessions Saturdays | 10:20 am This workshop introduces and educates participants to the powerful poses of yoga. Students will focus on proper breathing, alignment and consciousness. With a heartfelt message in every class, students are encouraged to let go, surrender, and create a positive vibration in their body, mind and spirit. All fitness levels are welcome. Instructor: Sierra Ramm M: $120 NM: $240 Code: SW0042

Food For Fitness

Ongoing. Members only. Are you ready to take your yoga practice to the next level? Take advantage of working privately with one of our yoga specialists on asana, breathing, strength and flexibility. This is an unbelievable opportunity to improve your practice, and for those who are looking to educate themselves on proper yoga basics and techniques. 60 Minutes


1 3 6

$60 $175 $330

Code SW0056Y SW0057Y SW0058Y

Group Sessions

Min. 3. Max. 4. Prices are per person 60 Minutes


1 6

$20/pp $90/pp

Instructors: Dae Williams and Personal Training Staff M: $49 NM: $79 Code: SW0067


Yoga Personal Training

Private Sessions

Monday, Wednesday and Friday | 5:30 am This is a traditional, “no-mercy” style boot camp class. You will be challenged both mentally and physically to push yourself to your highest physical potential. Working inside, outside and sometimes in the pool, be prepared to do traditional exercises at an intense pace.

Code SW0054Y SW0055Y

Are you not seeing results fast enough from your workouts alone? Many times we are minimizing our improvements in the gym by not properly fueling our bodies with the right foods for fitness. Join Lisa Robins in a three part nutritional coaching program that will include an initial assessment of your current diet, a one-on-one shopping trip to a local, healthy grocery store of your choice and a follow-up meeting to get you on a successful journey of “clean-eating.” Lisa is the JCC’s Group Fitness Director, a certified personal trainer, and award-winning fitness competitor who understands the importance of proper nutrition while training in the gym. M: $180 NM: $230 Code: SWFFF

Sports Clubs JCC Cycle Club

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

Body, Mind & Spirit Programs Gaby’s Gliding Barre Fusion Class

Fridays, 8:45 am & Tuesdays, 10:45 am Do not miss this body toning class! The discs below your feet allow smooth, fluid, graceful movements. You will work upper body and legs while engaging core stabilization throughout this range of motion workout. Class focuses on cardiovascular, muscular strength and endurance training with and emphasis on core, flexibility, balance, coordination and ballet barre for balance. Limited to 8 participants. Instructor: Gabriela Banuet Free to members

More Great Fitness Classes

• Dance Xplosion • Bosu Circuit Training • Body Pump • Heart and Sole • The Mix • Power Hour • Indoor Cycle • Restorative Yoga • Seniorcise • Yoga • Zumba Visit the Welcome Desk for a group fitness schedule. 25

Israel Center

Why Israel?

Supporting and visiting Israel is your gateway to community involvement. Strengthen your personal Jewish identity and connection to the Jewish people, continued learning and leadership opportunities through volunteering. Would you like to support, enjoy the beautiful Jewish state, volunteer and contribute?

Come and Visit Israel Through One of Our Various Programs • MASA Israel Journey connects Jewish young adults ages 18 to 30 through 160 different programs: gap year, study abroad, post-college, and volunteer programs. Masa Israel makes it easier for you to have exciting, life-changing experiences in Israel. All applicants are eligible for grants. • Taglit-Birthright Israel provides a gift to first time peer groups and educational trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18 to 26. TaglitBirthright 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. A trip of 10 days to Israel is provided by several partners: private philanthropists through The Birthright Israel Foundation; the people of Israel through the Government of Israel; and Jewish communities around the world (North American Jewish Federations, Keren Hayesod and the Jewish Agency for Israel).

•K  ibbutz Volunteer - experience working in a Kibbutz, study Hebrew in a Kibbutaz Ulpan and enjoy your time. Programs focus on Hebrew language education and on experiencing the unique society that is kibbutz. They also have opportunities for volunteers, students, and interested participants to take part in environmental/green, peace and co-existence projects and in social activism within Israel.

Israeli Movie Nights

• Sar-El encourages volunteers from around the world to come to Israel for a number of weeks where they will experience one or more of the following: Working in nursing homes, and I.D.F. warehouses, guided tours of interesting locations in Israel, lectures on Jewish and Israeli topics, and Shabbat hospitality.

May 1 - 6

Sing at Yom Hazikaron

Would you like to sing in the Yom Ha’zikaron community event and even be recorded for a CD? If you have a good voice and would like to join in on the fun, contact the Israel Center.

JNF Tu B’Shevat Community WALK for Israel! Sunday, January 23 | Tempe Beach Park

February 9 & March 9 | 7 pm Movies to be announced. M: $5 NM: $8 February 9, Code: ISM1 | March 9, Code: ISM2

Save the Dates Yom Ha’zikaron | Monday, May 9 | 7 pm Yom Ha’shoah -Days of Remembrance

Yom Ha’atzmaut | Sunday, May 15

Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers for this years’ Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration. For information and for other volunteer opportunities in Israel for all ages, contact Sharron Topper-Amitai, Israeli Community Shlicha (Emissary) and Israel Center Director at 480.634.4900 ext. 1109 or email sharron@

The Israel Center is a project of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix in partnership with the East Valley JCC, the Bureau of Jewish Education and the Valley of the Sun JCC. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix and the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), the Israel Center serves as the central community resource for Israel-related activities.

Erev Shira Israelit for TuB’Shevat Sounds of Israel Thursday Jan. 20 | 7 - 9 pm Join us for a TuB’Shevat sing-a-long at the JCC with Avi Amitai & Yonatan Miller. M: $5 NM: $8 Code: AI2 3

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 - 10:00 pm 5:30 am - 5:00 pm 9:00 am - 2:00 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 480.483.7121 480.483.8441


Get Excited for Summer 2011 Members Take Advantage of Early Bird Pricing! Register on or before January 9 and pay last year’s rates. Get one free change per child until May 1 Must be a member who attended summer camp in ‘09 or ‘10 as a member to qualify. Other restrictions apply.

Program Registration Form

Online registration also available. Visit

How to Register: 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 will fill on a first-come, first-serve basis and class size may be limited. All registration forms will be processed in order of receipt. All classes have a minimum and maximum enrollment. When a class is filled to capacity, a wait list may be formed. New classes will form when possible.

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. 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, it’s 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.

12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 203 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 (480) 483-7121

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

Non Member


Date of Birth (mm/dd/yy) _____________________________________

Name:____________________________________________________ E-Mail:____________________________________________________ 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 or quote privately and/or 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: If you withdraw before the session has started a 75% refund will be made. In the event a class is cancelled, a full refund is made. No refunds are made for any reason after class begins. All withdrawal and refund requests must be made in writing. Participant

Program & Code Grade Birth Date Time Day(s) Fee

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Check Number: _____________________________________ Credit Card:


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.


Winter Program Guide VOSJCC  
Winter Program Guide VOSJCC  

Your VOSJCC program guide for all winter activities.