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					       celebrating 100 years
                                                     1907-2 007
                                                                           centennial news
                                                                            The Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester                                                                               August 2007 – Av/Elul 5767 – Vol. 99, No. 11




     Watch for it...
     ...coming this Fall                                                                                                                                        Still time to catch it!
                                                                                                                                                                SUMMERSTAGE’s production of
                                                 ‘Tween                                                                                                                   Boy, the
                                                                                                                                                                Bat Lyrics by Laurence O’KeefeMusical
                                                                                                                                                                Music and


                                                   Fitness
                                                                                                                                                                Book by Keith Farley and Brian Flemming                                        Winner! 2001 Lucille Lortel for Best Off-Broadway Musical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Winner! 2001 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical

                                                                                                                                                                July 28 – August 5, 2007
                                                                                                                                                                (July 28, 31, Aug. 1, 2, 4 at 8 pm;
                                                                                                                                                                July 29 and Aug. 5 at 2 pm)

                                                     Center                                                                                                     Winner! 2001 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Off-
                                                                                                                                                                     Broadway Musical
                                                                                                                                                                Winner! 2001 Outer Critics Circle Award for
                                                                                                                                                                     Best Off-Broadway musical.
         a place for ‘tweens to exercise and                                                                                                                         Ripped from the headlines! Based on the
                                                                                                                                                                Weekly World News tabloid articles about a part-
                  have fun doing it.                                                                                                                            human/part-bat child discovered in a cave, Bat
                                                                                                                                                                Boy, The Musical is one of the funniest and most                                           Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Book by Keith Farley and Brian Flemming
                                                                                                                                                                bizarrely imaginative new musicals in years. Part
                                                                                                                                                                Edward Scissorhands meets My Fair Lady with
          Watch for the grand opening                                                                                                                                                                              discovered in a cave, Bat Boy, SummerStage and the
                                                                                                                                                                a touch of Dracula, Bat Boy is just what you’d expect from JCC Thetabloid articles of the afunniest and most bizarrely
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Based on the Weekly World News
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Musical is one
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     about part-human/part-bat child

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   imaginative new musicals in years. “Edward Scissorhands” meets “My Fair Lady” with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   a touch of “Dracula,” Bat Boy is just what you’d great JCC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    expect from music, - the
                                                                                                                                                                team that brought you last season’s smash hit Urinetown! Packed withUrinetown. Packed SummerStagewild
       and special programs designed just
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   team that brought you last season’s smash hit                   with great music, wild

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   upside down a cave and eat bugs,) Bat Boy is the if theythe
                                                                                                                                                                characters and a message of acceptance of those who areindifferent (even must-see hit of(evenSummer.do hang
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   characters and a message of acceptance of those who are different
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      dothey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          if
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              hang
                                                                                                                                                                upside down in a cave and eat bugs), Bat Boy is the must-see hit of the summer.
            for kids between the ages                                                                                                                                          Call for Information: 461-2000, ext. 235.

                   of 8 and 14.
                                                                                                                                                                OnStage presents
    JCC group                                                                               Cornell Sports and                                                  Summer of 1945
    photograph for                                                                          Fitness Complex,                                                         ON STAGE 2007 is singing and danc-
                                                                                                                                                                ing as they rehearse for their final show,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             For the past 17 years the ON STAGE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        participants have put on original full
    “Faces of Jewish                                                                        Wolk Children’s                                                     Summer of 1945. The story takes place at                                length musicals. The talented youngsters
    Rochester”                                                                              Center to close for                                                 Camp Seneca Lake in August 1945, during
                                                                                                                                                                the last days of World War II. Although the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        have demonstrated their skill to enthusias-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        tic audiences. Don’t miss the opportunity
         All members of the JCC are invited to
    join the staff for the JCC’s official photo
                                                                                            maintenance                                                         plot is fictional, there are many references                            to see this year’s production.
                                                                                                 The JCC pool, gymnasium and dance                              to Camp Seneca Lake to conjure up fond                                       Summer of 1945 is directed by Terry
    for the “Faces” exhibit. It’s a once in a life-
                                                                                            studio will be closed from August 25                                memories for those who attended in the                                  Brennan, Rick Pearson is musical director
    time experience. Please join us at the front
                                                                                            through September 3rd for annual clean-                             mid 1940s and 1950s.                                                    and Sara Fantauzzo is choreographer.
    entrance to the JCC on Monday, Aug. 6, at
                                                                                            ing and repairs. The Fitness Center, locker
    10 am.
                                                                                            rooms, Spas, racquetball/handball courts
                                                                                            and indoor track will remain open during
     Be sure to visit the exhibit, “From JY                                                 this time. A modified group fitness sched-
     to JCC: A Century of Images” now on                                                    ule will be available during this period.
     display in the front lobby. Photographs,                                                    The Wolk Children’s Center will also
     videos and notebooks full of memories...                                               be closed during this time, reopening for
     a nostalgic trip down memory lane                                                      classes on September 5.
     awaits you!



                                                           Fall Program Guide
                                                           available
                                                           Pick one up at the JCC or call 461-2000 to have one mailed to you. You
                                                           can also download the full program guide or individual sections from
      Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester




                                                           our website at www.jccrochester.org.
                                                                                                                                                                     Come experience what life was like                                 Performances are Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 7:30
                                                                                                                                                                on the home front during World War II.                                  pm, Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 pm and
                                                         Holiday Hours:
      The William and Mildred Levine Building




                                                                                                                                                                The music, composed by Annette Stolberg,                                Thur., August 16 at 1:30 pm. Tickets are
                                                         Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3 – JCC open 9 am to 1:30 pm                                                  is melodic and also jazzy. The book and                                 $10 each and may be purchased from
                                                                          Markus Park open 10 am to 8 pm (final day)                                            lyrics are written by Phyllis Kasdin, ON                                the ON STAGE office or by phone with a
                                                                                                                                                                STAGE director.                                                         credit card at 461-2000, ext. 239.
      1200 Edgewood Avenue

      www.jccrochester.org
      Rochester, NY 14618




                                                                                                                                                                                     Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester
                                                                                                                                                                                     The William and Mildred Levine Building                                                          Non-Profit Org.

                                                         Inside
                                                                                                                                                                                     1200 Edgewood Ave.                                                                                 U.S. Postage
                                                                                                                                                                                     Rochester, NY 14618
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Rochester, NY
                                                         Contributions ..................................................................................2                                                                                                                            Permit No. 965
                                                         Centennial Celebrations .................................................................3
                                                         Tzedakah Project .............................................................................3
                                                         Membership ....................................................................................4
                                                         Golf Classic ......................................................................................4
                                                         Centennial Ball Photos ...................................................................5
                                                         Adults/Seniors .................................................................................6
                                                         Feinbloom Library ..........................................................................6
celebrating 100 years                                    Fitness, Wellness & Recreation .......................................................7
                       1907-2 007                        Feinbloom Center for the Arts .....................................................15
Contributions
   Thank you very much for the following donations received between May 1 and June 30, 2007.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Centennial Celebrations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 of Michael Peres, professor of photography at RIT, has been
                                                                                                                                                                                              “Faces months Jewish Rochester”
Annual Appeal                               Shirley Rosenthal in memory of            Children’s Programs/After School Care                    Miriam and Arnold Kleinberg
 Sondra Adams                                  Al Lipman                                Ronnie Hirst in memory of Al Lipman                    Sue and Hy Lasker
 Carol and John Aldridge                    Jeannie and Irving Ruderman in            Cultural Arts Department                                 Miki and Clayton Lasser                         For the last four
 Arnold and Norma Andzer in memory             memory of Helene Grossman                Rachel and Jeff Wexler in memory of                    Ruth and Mildred Lazarus                       photographing the “Faces of Jewish Rochester.” He has captured over 3000 faces repre-
   of Al Lipman                             Gariyeta and Semen Ruzhanskiy                 Donald Hiller                                        Phyllis Lippman                                senting nearly every Jewish organization and synagogue in Rochester. He also photo-
 Jane Arundel                               Noreen Salerno*                             David D. Gordon Fund                                   Esther and Jerome Miller                       graphed members of the Jewish community at the Brighton High School athletic field.
 Jodi and Louis Atkin*                      Harold & Judy Samloff in memory of          Annette and Phil Garver in memory of                   Sally Hirst and Doug Miller                    All these photographs will be on display in the front lobby of the JCC joining the exist-
 Lillian Barham                                Al Lipman                                  Al Lipman                                            Dr. Jack Presberg                              ing exhibit, “From JY to JCC: a Century of Images”.
 Marilyn and Howard Berman*                 Eileen Schnier and Jocelyn Goldberg-      Debbie Metzger Athletic Fund                             Liz and Eric Rennert                                Phyllis Kasdin has also been collecting family photos to be displayed along with
 Ray Bird                                      Schaible                                 Mara, David, Zoe and Jaime Metzger in                  Marilyn and Philip Salit                       those taken by Michael Peres. It’s not too late to submit your family photo, but act
 Janice Birnbaum*                           Mary and David Scholl                         memory of Donald Hiller                              Norm Schwartz                                  quickly – the exhibit will be mounted shortly after Yom Kippur. The family photograph
 Mort and Maxine Bittker in memory of       Irene and Hal Schwartz                    Elaine J. & Sanford G. Hoffman Fund for                  Dorothy and Milt Smith                         must be taken between Rosh Hashanah 2006 and Rosh Hashanah 2007. It must be 4”x 6”
   Al Lipman                                Dr. Morris Shapiro*                       Education                                                Selma Soloway                                  and on photographic paper. Have your family included in the “Faces of Jewish Roches-
 Roberta and Lee Bloch in memory of Al      Evelyn and William Shear*                   Marian Meltzer and the Hoffman Fam-                    Glenna Spindelman                              ter” by submitting your family photo to Phyllis Kasdin.
   Lipman                                   Dr. and Mrs. Milton Shulman*                  ily in memory of Abe Meltzer, Sanford                Judy and Alan Wertheimer                            The “future” of Jewish Rochester portion of the exhibit will be represented by pho-
 Dr. and Mrs. Jonathan Broder*              Genevieve and Harris Siegel                   Hoffman and Elaine J. Hoffman                        Michael Wolkoff                                tographs of babies born between Rosh Hashanah 2006 and Rosh Hashanah 2007.
 Sara Brodsky*                              Marcia and Martin Silber in honor of      FWR Donations                                          On Stage                                         Please submit these baby pictures to Phyllis Kasdin. Photos may be left at the reception
 Mr. and Mrs. Harold Chait in memory           the JCC’s Centennial                     Ms. Beth Forte                                         Phyllis and Al Kasdin in memory of             desk with her name on it or they may be mailed or e-mailed pkasdin@jccrochester.org.
   of Al Lipman                             Elaine and Leonard Simon in memory          Eleanor and Perry Myers in memory of                     Helene Grossman                              Be sure you have identified your photo.
 Rina and Daniel Chessin*                      of Helene Grossman                         Al Lipman                                            Tillie and Ted Levinson in memory of Al
 Charlotte and Nelson Cohen
 Genevieve and Arthur Cohen*
                                            Jim Sloan in memory of Al Lipman
                                            Doris Smith
                                                                                        Bea and Bert Rapowitz in memory of Al
                                                                                          Lipman
                                                                                                                                                 Lipman
                                                                                                                                             Ory Pranger Group Discussion Fund                Auditions for Thanks for the
 Diane and Sidney Davis*
 Annette and James Dooher
                                            Ronald Sonkin
                                            Jacqueline Stricker in memory of
                                                                                      General Endowment Fund
                                                                                        Edward Holtzman
                                                                                                                                               Anne Gitlin and Ory Pranger in honor
                                                                                                                                                 of Peter and Katie’s graduation              Memories musical review set
                                                                                                                                                                                               In celebration of the JCC’s Centennial, a musical revue entitled Thanks for the
 Ann and Herbert Englehardt                    Al Lipman                                Hyman Lasker                                           Len and Elaine Simon in honor of Ory
 Louise Epstein*                            Gary Updyke                               Harry and Regina Cornell Fund                              Pranger’s 90th birthday                      Memories will be presented in the Hart Theatre of the JCC on Saturday, Nov. 10 and
 Barbara Farina                             Linda and Sidney Weinstein*                 Mrs. Sheldon A. Lane and Wendy and                   Patricia Chadwick Fund                           Sunday, Nov. 11. Auditions for the show will be held Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 7 pm for adults
 Joan and Harold Feinbloom*                 Rona and Howard Weinstein*                    David Dworkin in memory of Regina                    Sandra and Robert Temkin in memory             and Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 7 pm for children. Phyllis Kasdin is directing the show and
 Eileen Fishman                                                                           Cornell                                                of Al Lipman                                 Rick Pearson is the musical director. If you enjoyed Remembrances of Jewish Joseph Av-
 Jennifer and Marc Fleischer*               * Markus Society member                   JCC Legacy 100 Campaign                                Senior Adult Department                          enue produced a few years ago, you will love Thanks for the Memories.
 Risa and Warren Frankel                                                                Debby and Elliott Landsman in memory                   Jeanne and Shep Ryman in memory of                  The revue is written by Phyllis Kasdin with music by Annette Stolberg. Featuring an
 Evelyn and Mac Gan*                      Arlen Brodsky Camp Seneca Lake Fund             of Al Lipman and Helene Grossman,                      Al Lipman                                    intergenerational cast of actors from ages 8 to 100, this revue traces the history of the JY/
 Rita and Bernard Gastel*                   Sara Brodsky in honor of the 60th wed-        in honor of Tammy Cohen and Barry                  Susie Goldstein Sands Fund for Camp              JCC from its inception in 1907 to today. The revue features songs, dances and sketches
 Monica and Heath Gebell                       ding anniversary of Billie and Irving      Silverstein’s marriage, in honor of                Seneca Lake                                      sure to bring back many fond memories of the past at the JY.
 Margaret Gilbert                              Fierman                                    Bernie Newmark’s 90th birthday, in                   Marcia and Norman Abelson in honor                  For more information, contact Phyllis Kasdin at 461-2000, ext. 239, or by email at
 Belle and Sol Goldstein*                 Bertrand Boddie Heart Fitness Fund              honor of Lewis Gould’s 50th Anni-                      of Murray Reich’s 80th birthday and          pkasdin@jccrochester.org.
 Rhoda and William Goldstein*               Elizabeth Boddie                              versary of being in the Bar, and Mark                  in memory of Susie Goldstein Sands
 Annette Grau in memory of Al Lipman
 Dr. and Mrs.Joel Greenberg*
                                          Camp Seneca Lake
                                            Jimmy Bittker in memory of Al Lipman
                                                                                          Eidlin in honor of your achieving
                                                                                          your MBA
                                                                                                                                               Hilda Kastner and Robert and Betty
                                                                                                                                                 Pieniaszek in memory of Louise M.            Wanted... Rosh Hasha-
 Kimberlie and Ken Greene*                  Stephanie Bosworth (Green)                Jewish Film Festival                                       Phillips                                     ...photographs taken between                    our “Faces of Jewish Rochester” exhibit
 Rachelle & Ellis Gruber                    Jonathan and Ellen (Schaffer) Broder        Helene and Bruce Newman in memory                      Joan and Beryl Nusbaum in memory of               nah 2006 and Rosh Hashanah 2007!             under the headings “Present” and “Future,”
 Betsey and Marc Haas*                      Denise and David Cyrkin                       of Roz Goodman                                         Al Lipman                                       • Families                                   marking the next phase in our Centennial
 Sherrie and Martin Handelman*              Blanche and Edward Fenster                Library                                                  Julia and Larry Sands                             • Babies born during that time.              photo exhibit. Photos should be 4” x 6”
 David Herr                                 Alice and Joe Gold in honor of              Paulina and Larry Kovalsky in honor                    Joyce and Edward Zinkin                             These photos will be displayed in the      and on photographic paper. Please submit
 Stephanie Hughes                              Brandy Gold and Michael Snyder’s           of Cheryl Kovalsky’s receiving her                 Sylvia and Philip Kowal Fund                     front lobby shortly after Yom Kippur in         photos to Phyllis Kasdin at the JCC.
 Mary Ann Hyland                               anniversary                                Masters Degree                                       Fern and Daniel S. Daniel
 Eileen and Milton Jachles*                 Paula J. Gutkin                           Mendel Fund for Yiddish Culture                        Winkler Campership Fund
 Stephen Jacobs and Patty Durr              Laura and Lawrence Heilbronner              Ayala Emmett in honor of Rob Mendel’s                  Sue and Michael Lococo in honor of
 Sonia Kastner                              Renee and Mark Jacobson in honor              birthday                                               Beverly Weinstein’s Evalyn Phillips
 Susan and Arthur Kaufman*                     of Vivian Rachel Marcus and Jakob        Roey and Robert Mendel in honor of                       Volunteer Award
 Roberta and Sam Kinel                         Taylor Heilbronner                         the JCC’s Centennial                                 Sue, Michael and Megan Lococo to the
 Dr. and Mrs. Jacob Krieger*                Lenore and Marshall Lesser in memory        Joanne Prives in memory of Al Lipman                     Hiller Family in memory of your be-
 Pamela and Richard Kroll in memory of         of husband, father, cousin Ken and     Men’s Spa                                                  loved husband, father and grandfather
   Al Lipman                                   in honor of Dr. & Mrs. Edward            Erna and John Baum in memory of                      Yiddish Cultural Center
 Pamela and Richard Kroll*                     Holtzman’s grandaughter’s Bat              Helen Rosen                                          Barbara Conklin in honor of Henoch
 Sharon Berkowitz and Damian Krysan            Mitzvah                                Michael Bresloff Memorial Fund                             Szajnberg’s birthday
 Sidney Lasser in memory of Al Lipman       Valerie and Jim Marsh                       Rose and Jesse Bresloff in memory of                   Carolyn and Marvin Miller in honor
 Annette Lee*                               Sharon and Jon Nachison in honor of           Betty R. Glassman, Betty Bressloff Sie-                of Rivka Chatman and the Hadassah
 Roseve and Rick Mainzer in memory of          Elliott Landsman’s Father’s Day            gel, Al Lipman, and Helene Grossman,                   Cookbook
   Richard LaBaer’s brother                 Deborah Cooper Passer                         and in honor of Moe Capell’s 100th
 Irving Mann*                               Roger C. Rothman                              birthday                                            The Jewish Community Center of Greater
 Joan and Richard Markus*                   Mr. and Mrs. Donald B.Rubens                Rina and Dan Chessin in honor of Jesse               Rochester exists to strengthen Jewish identity
 Dr. and Mrs. Louis Medved                  Ronald Villa                                  Bresloff ’s birthday                                and continuity by providing opportunities
 Karen and Dan Menachof*                  Campership                                  Miriam Lipman Katz Fund                                  to participate in quality experiences that
 Roey and Robert Mendel in memory of        Betsy and Stuart Bobry in memory of       In memory of Al Lipman:                                enrich personal, cultural, social and physical
   Donald Hiller                               Al Lipman                                Miriam and Sol Ahitow                                  growth, and by promoting the well-being
                                                                                                                                                of the entire Jewish community and the
 Garson Merimsky in memory of Al            Barbara Conklin in memory of                Ruth and Clayton Bittker
                                                                                                                                                         community as a whole.                The current exhibit, “From JY to JCC: A Century of Images” is now on display in the front
   Lipman                                      Helene Grossman                          Bernard and Ethel Coleman
 Edgar Musicus                              Karen Fernandez in honor of Gabriella       Robert David                                         JCC Center News                                  lobby. This exhibit will be followed by the Faces of Jewish Rochester, featuring photographs
 Donna and James Nelson                        & Mike Nozik’s new home and good         Louise Epstein                                       Published monthly by                             of organizations, groups, families and individuals in the Jewish community.
 Helene & Bruce Newman in memory of            health                                   Jane and Robert Erskine                              Jewish Community Center of
   Helene Grossman                          Irving and Ginny Gordon in memory of        Evelyn and Mac Gan                                   Greater Rochester
 Richard Nusbaum                               Al Lipman                                David and Maureen Ginsburg                           1200 Edgewood Ave.
 Michael Phillips                           Julia Guttman                               Judy Abelman and Barry Goldfarb                      Rochester, NY 14618
 Nancy Pike                                 Sandy & Bob Temkin in honor of Ellie        Jerry Goldman
 Betty Rapoport*                               and Ed Holtzman’s granddaughter          Adelle and David Gordon                              You can reach us at (585) 461-2000 or
                                                                                                                                             online at www.jccrochester.org.
 Sidney Rayburn
 Gail Rein
                                            Linda and Sherwin Weinstein in honor
                                               of Tammy and Barry’s wedding and in
                                                                                        Shirley Gray
                                                                                        Joan and Myron Jacobs
                                                                                                                                             Editor: Judith Ekberg
                                                                                                                                                                                              Legacy Bricks
                                               memory of Muriel Diamond                 Phyllis and Al Kasdin                                                                                      You can still make your mark and be included in the Legacy Walkway!
                                                                                                                                             Ad Sales: Valerie Jacobs
                                                                                                                                                                                                   As you may have noticed, the JCC Legacy Walkway, constructed of bricks honoring
                                                        Simon Plumbing                        Exclusive Buyer realty, inc.
                                                                                                               Esther LaFontaine
                                                                                                                                             Executive Director: Leslie Berkowitz
                                                                                                                                                                                              friends and family of the JCC community, was installed along the sidewalk entrance of
                                                                                                                                                                                              the JCC.
                                                         and Electrical                                      Jack H. Kronenberg
                                                                                                                          Broker/Owners
                                                                                                                                             Associate Executive Director:
                                                                                                                                              Judy Abelman
                                                                                                                                                                                                   The JCC is thrilled to grow our JCC Legacy Walkway by offering bricks to honor
                                                                                                                                                                                              all donors who make a commitment of $500 or more to the Jewish Community Center
                                                         • Water Heaters • Sump Pumps                                                        Associate Executive Director - Finance:
                                                           • Garbage Disposals • Toilets                             375 Glen Ellyn Way                                                       Endowment.
                                                                                                                   Rochester, NY 14618        David Pieramico
      HEATING & COOLING                                          • Faucets • Sinks                                                                                                                 The Legacy Bricks will enhance the beauty of the entryway and provide recognition
                                                                                                                 Office: (585) 461-4610      President: Bruce Newman
                                                            • Sewer and Drain Cleaning                              Fax: (585) 461-0760                                                       in perpetuity for donors to the JCC Endowment. These donations in turn will support
1776 East Main St.               24 Hr. Service                                                                  Toll free: 800-290-4217
                                                                                                                                             Vice Presidents: Richard Gray,
                                                        • Electrical and Plumbing Repairs                                                                                                     the JCC for the next generation.
Rochester, N.Y. 14609           (585) 288-2050                                                                                                Karen Kessler
                                                       FREE ESTIMATES FULLY INSURED
                                                                                                            Email: estherandjack@yahoo.com                                                         Bricks may be dedicated in honor of a special occasion or in memory of someone
   FOR OVER 95 YEARS, THE FELDMAN FAMILY HAS BEEN                                                             www.exclusivebuyerrealty.com   Secretary: Matthew A. Ryen
PROVIDING QUALITY, ENERGY-SAVING HEATING AND COOLING   Warren S. Simon             271-0190                                                                                                   special. Please contact Bobbie White at ext. 213 for more information or to make a donation.    Some of the Legacy Bricks lining the sidewalk into the JCC.
                                                                                                            ahshhu jhrcg ohrcsn              Treasurer: Burton J. Kleinman
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Membership                                                                                                                                                                                                             celebrates
                                                                                                                                                                                                              JCC Centennial Ball, a black-tie gala
                                                                                                                                                                                                               The JCC
                                                                                                        Markus Park Guest                                         email?
                                                                                                                                                          Got stop by the main desk and                       affair held on June 10 at the Rochester Riverside
Markus Park Pool Schedule                                                                               Pass fees                                          Please
                                                                                                                                                          give us your email address to update your
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Convention Center, was a huge success. Nearly 600
                                                                                                                                                                                                              guests came to celebrate our Centennial. Many
                                                                                                        purchased at Markus Park by a JCC                                                                     thanks to our very generous corporate underwrit-
	
  Dates
      	
                           Monday-Friday Saturday                               Sunday                  member
                                                                                                                                                          account. You can select to receive JCC
                                                                                                                                                                                                              ers. $85,000 was raised to benefit JCC programs
                                                                                                                                                          updates for camp, early childhood, swim-
                                                                                                        (Members, be sure to have your key tag                                                                and services.
  July 30-Aug. 12             4-8:30 pm           11 am-8:30 pm              10 am-8:30 pm                                                                ming pool news, any changes in group
                                                                                                        card with you to scan at Markus Park)
                                                                                                                                                          fitness class schedules, special events, in-
  Aug. 13-Sept. 2               4-8 pm              11 am-8 pm                 10 am-8 pm                                  Day Pass Weekend Pass*
                                                                                                                                                          terfaith programs, cultural arts and more
                                                                                                        Individual         $5             $10
                                                                                                                                                          via email.
  Sept. 3                                                                                               Family             $20            $40
                                                                                                                                                               Also, please notify us if you have any
   Labor Day                 10 am-8 pm                                                                   (Maximum of two adults
                                                                                                                                                          changes to your address, telephone, emer-
                                                                                                          and up to four children,
                                                                                                                                                          gency contact or additions to your family.
                     Note: The pool is closed during inclement                                            ages infant to 18 years)                                                                                At right: Centennial Ball Honorary Chair Larry
                                                                                                                                                          When paying by credit or debit card,
                       weather. Call 624-3369 for updates.                                              Children           $3             $6                                                                  Fine presents the Tikkun Olam Award to the Cornell
                                                                                                                                                          please be sure to contact membership ac-
                                                                                                          (ages 3-14 years)                                                                                   family, from left, Sherwin Weinstein, Harry Cornell,
                                                                                                                                                          counting at 461-2000, ext. 225 for change
Markus Park • 183 Quaker Meeting House Road • Honeoye Falls, NY 14472                                                                                                                                          Linda Cornell Weinstein, David Cornell and Olivia
                                                                                                                                                          in account numbers and expiration dates.
For rental information, please call 461-2000, ext. 229.                                                 * includes Friday, Saturday & Sunday                                                                  Cornell, as JCC Executive Director Leslie Berkowitz,,
                                                                                                                                                               Thank you for your assistance in help-
                                                                                                                                                          ing us to keep your JCC account accurate.                                                   left, looks on.

Fitness First at the JCC                                                                                                                                                                                        Below: Brighton Town Supervisor Sandra Frankel,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sherry Goldstein, Jan and Rabbi Alan Katz.
     Congratulations to our new members for completing their Fitness First cards and
receiving a free t-shirt!
                                                              Elaine Rankin
                                                                                                        Tennisarecourts aopen only as part of your JCC
  Aldo Argaman                 David Huck                                                                Tennis courts available without fee to members
  Sharon Barned                Aaron Johnson                  Gabriella Rind                            membership. If you bring a guest to use the courts, you must pay a guest fee at the desk
  Dick Barned                  Anjanette Johnson              Karen Schillinger                         before using the courts.
  Gilbert Biacucci             Daryl Knapp                    Ben Silver                                     Please have your JCC card with you when using the courts so that we can verify your
  Serge Charbonneau            Linda Mattice                  Michael Stahlnecker                       membership. Guests must also have their receipt from the desk with them when using
  Timothy Dicey                Mary Beth Mucica               Frederick Vaningelgem                     the tennis courts so that we can verify payment.
  Tinggui Fei                  Lee Nelson                     Shijiao Xin                                    Thank you for your cooperation. For more information, contact Eke at ext. 270 or
  Wendy Ford                   Larry Rankin                                                             eaiono@jccrochester.org


Thanks to Golf ClassicClassic sponsors who          sponsors                                                                                              Golf Classic a
 Thank you to our generous 2007 JCC Campership Golf
continue to make camp possible!                                                                                                                           success came out to
Course Sponsor                                                                                                                                             An enthusiastic crowd
  Ames-Amzalak Charitable Trust                                                                                                                           casually celebrate JCC camping with a
  Mapco Auto Parks, LTD                                                                                                                                   round of golf and dinner at Irondequoit
Golf Sponsors                                                                                                                                             Country Club at the 35th Annual Golf
  Farash Corporation                                                                                                                                      Classic. More than $26,000 was raised for
  Gordon & Chodak, CPA’s, P.C.                                                                                                                            scholarship assistance to send the youth
  LeCesse Construction                                                                                                                                    from our community to camp. These are
  Woods Oviatt Gilman, LLP                                                                                                                                kids who otherwise would not be able to
Hole Sponsors                                                                                                                                             afford to go to camp.                                                                                                                                                                      Above: Tikkun Olam Award Honorees
  Brodsky-Grossman Supporting Foundation, Inc.                                                                                                                  “I am so thrilled to be involved in JCC                                                                                                                                              seated, Harry Cornell, standing, David and
  Class Action, LLC/Marc L. Frankel, Constable                                                                                                            camps,” said Marc Frankel on receiving the                                                                                                                                                 Olivia Cornell, Linda Cornell and Sherwin
  Gabrielle Cordaro – Mitzvah Project Donation                                                                                                            first Campership Founders Award. “Camp                                                                                                                                                     Weinstein.
  Rotenberg and Company, LLP                                                                                                                              was a huge part of my life growing up and
Tee Sponsors                                                                                                                                              I’m thrilled to be involved in making it                                                                                                                                                   At left: Harry Cornell says the blessing over
  Genesee Valley Trust Company                                                                                                                            available for others.”                                                                                                                                                                     the bread as David Cornell looks on.
  Eldre Corporation                                                                                                                                             Several original Campership Tour-
  Dan and Victoria Goldstein                                                                                                                              nament founders were on hand to help
  Laidlaw Transit, Inc.                                                                                                                                   celebrate Marc’s accomplishment, includ-
  Manning and Napier- Justin Goldman/                                                                                                                     ing Stanley Friedman, Irv Gordon, Milt
                                                    JCC President Bruce Newman presents the first Campership Golf Classic Founders Award
    Michael Marsh                                                                                                                                         Jachles, Julian Lee, Edgar Liberman, and
                                                    to Marc Frankel.                                                                                      Peter Liebschutz. Unable to attend were
  Mass Mutual Financial – Larry Axelrod
  Midtown Rochester Properties, LLC                                                                                                                       Stanley Albert, Sanford Appelbaum, Herb
  Morgan Stanley – Jeff Pierce                   Thank you to the following for donations made in honor of Marc Frankel, recipient                        Benatovich, Richard Cohen, Frank Com-
  Bruce Newman                              of the first Campership Golf Classic Founders Award.                                                          misso, Art Kaufman and Marvin Steklof.
  Parts Plus Auto Stores                       Richard Amundson                                   Larry and Laura Heilbronner                             We remembered in spirit founders Mervyn
  Rochester Apparel                            Blanche and Eddie Fenster                          Staci and Joseph Henning                                Mink and Norman Shapiro.
  Ronnie Rabin, Colonel, U.S. Army Ret.        Cousins Karen, Josh, Kris, Ella, Lisa,             Robert Katz                                                                   •• •
  VP Supply                                      Bob, Milah and Noah                              Mona and Mark Kolko                                     “Our sincere gratitude to you and all of
  Woodcliff Hotel and Spa                      Irving and Billie Fierman                          David and Janet Mirsky                                  you who made it possible for (our daugh-
Golf Ball Sponsor                              Marty Friedman                                     Melissa Schwartz                                        ter) to attend CSL this summer….
  Richard Gray & Company, CPA, P.C.            Elaine and Len Gold                                Joel and Marcie Shapiro                                                                                                                                  Eric Brandt and John and Carol Bennett look over silent
Beverage Sponsor                               Howard Grossman                                    Linda and Sherwin Weinstein                             … To see her face light up when told that                                                        auction items.
  Geulah’s Claim to Flame                                                                                                                                 she would be going to CSL was heart-
                                                                                                                                                          warming for a mother!”
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Adults/Seniors                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fitness, Wellness
BIG Bingo
August 9, 12:30 pm
                                               Annual JCC Seniors Summer Picnic
                                               August 23                                    Yiddish now! Yiddish Yachad
                                                                                                                                                                                          Open Minds                                              and Recreation
Purchase your Bingo cards in advance at the
JCC main desk for $1 each. Win cash priz-
                                               Hots, burgers, fresh, sweet corn, red ripe
                                               juicy tomatoes, watermelon and more!
                                                                                                 Start thinking Yiddish
                                                                                            classes have been extremely successful. In happenings
es……$5, $10, and $25 pots, novelty items,
coupons! Play Big Bingo and Win BIG!
                                               Good, food, good friends, and live en-
                                               tertainment provided by Mike Kornrich,
                                                                                            the fall, Deborah Rothman will teach a
                                                                                            class for those with no knowledge of the
                                                                                                                                       Program for Developmentally Disabled
                                                                                                                                            Adults
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Summer bikethis summer! Youcontinue fit-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   rides must have built a base of
                                                                                                                                                                                          Open Hearts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Join us for some outdoor riding
                                               await you at the JCC Summer picnic.          language on Wednesday mornings and                    Chug will meet on Wednesday, Aug.                                                               ness either through regular spinning classes or by riding outside on your own bike (no
AARP Driver Safety Program                     Register Now at the JCC main desk. Lunch     she will continue with her class in Yiddish     8, from 6:30-8 pm for a concert given                                                                 beginners please!). Participants must provide their own bikes; helmets, water bottles and
August 13 and 14, 9 am-1 pm each day           is served at 12 noon.                        language and literature on Wednesday            by Orengue Quintet. Would you like to                                                                 sunscreen are mandatory. Ride difficulty and lengths vary. Maps will be provided with
Pre-register for these classes at the JCC      Fee: JCC members $5, guests $7               afternoons.                                     have a festive summer evening listening                                                               optional shortcuts on some longer rides. A lead rider and a sweep rider will accompany
main desk, online at jccrochester.org
or by calling 461-2000 x 0. PAYMENTS
MUST BE MADE BY CHECK TO THE
                                               Fort Erie trip
                                               August 26
                                                                                                 Sol Shinder will teach a class in
                                                                                            conversational Yiddish on Wednesday
                                                                                            evenings, and Phyllis Kasdin is looking for
                                                                                                                                            to music and, perhaps, dancing a bit? Join
                                                                                                                                            us as we listen to this Latin dance band at
                                                                                                                                            Meridian Centre Park.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Open House                                              each ride. Advance sign up is helpful. Sign-up sheets are located on the bulletin board in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the spinning studio. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the ride departure time to sign
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the waiver.
INSTRUCTOR ON THE FIRST DAY OF                 Round-trip transportation on luxury          school age children to learn Yiddish with             How has your luck been lately? Join                                                                  In case of questionable weather call the JCC main desk for updates, 461-2000, ext.
THE COURSE! Checks should be made              Kemps motorcoach                             her after school. She will also offer a class   Chaverim on Sunday, Aug. 12, from 10-                                                                 278. We do not ride in rain or when storms are expected.
in the amount of $10.00 and payable to            • Five-hour visit to Ft. Erie Slots       for five-year-olds, which will be a continu-    11:30 am for Super Bingo. Have a fun-
AARP – NO CASH PAYMENTS ARE                       • $10 coin bonus                          ation of the Yiddish classes she taught to      filled morning playing Bingo for special
ACCEPTED.                                         • ½ hour stop at Peace Bridge Duty Free   pre-school children last year.                  prizes, schmoozing with friends, and
                                                                                                                                            enjoying refreshments.
                                                     Shop                                        Watch for more details on Yiddish
                                                                                                                                                  If you have any questions, call Ann
                                                                                                                                                                                          Please join us Friday, August 10th for dinner and
RSVP program                                   Depart the JCC at 9 am, return to the JCC    classes in the Fall Program Guide.
August 20, 1 pm                                at 6:30 pm. Register at the JCC main desk                                                    Gilbert-Winterman at 461-2000, ext. 259.
TAKING IT ON – Tikkun Olam                     for just $10.                                                                                                                                Shabbat services to taste the flavor of Temple
     Sharing a passion, meeting others,
recognition, free insurance, paid travel ex-
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of becoming an RSVP volunteer. What’s
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work…..to tikkun olam. Nan Watt, RSVP
director, will facilitate the presentation.



                                                                                                                                                                                             Our core belief is that Judaism is a gift, and
New equipment in Cornell                                                                                                                                                                   involvement in a Jewish community should be a
Complex fitness center                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Riders pause at Corn Hill Landing during a recent ride.
     Was it worth the wait? JCC members                                                                                                                                                   deeply satisfying emotional and spiritual experience.   RIVER ROMANCE RIDE
and staff think so! During the shutdown                                                                                                                                                                                                           Tuesday, Aug. 7, 6-7:30 pm – All levels
last month, all new state-of the-art fitness                                                                                                                                                                                                      Meet at Seneca Park Zoo, first parking lot on the right. Ride along the river to Turning
equipment was installed in the upstairs fit-                                                                                                                                                Our guide is Rabbi Michael Herzbrun, a highly         Point Park and then onto the new boardwalk that goes right out to the lake at Charlotte.
ness center and Spas. The new equipment                                                                                                                                                                                                           Several great views! 16 miles with a couple of steep hills.
includes personal viewing screens, more
capabilities for personalizing your work-                                                                                                                                                  respected, sensitive and compassionate religious       MENDON RUSH RIDE
out and new technology. It should just                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday, Aug. 16, 9:15 am-12 noon – Intermediate riders and up
take a short time to adjust to the changes,                                                      Make some time to get away from it all this summer! Register yourself for a fabu-                                                                Bike 25-30 miles of rolling hills in the Mendon/Rush area. Meet at our Markus Park
but we’re confident you’ll love it. You may                                                 lous get-away at Camp Get-Away for Women. Offering a full range of activities, there is                  leader in the Rochester area.                facility in Mendon. The ride departs promptly at 9:15 am.
even want to work out more!                                                                 something for everyone!
     Come give it a try. Our staff is ready                                                      The dates are Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 21-23. Interested? For more information and                                                                 KEUKA LAKE RIDE
to assist you.                                                                              details, contact Ellie Rosenbloom at 461-2000, ext. 840 or campgetaway@                                                                               Sunday, Aug. 19, 9:15 am-? – Intermediate/Advanced riders
                                                                                            jccrochester.org.                                                                                                                                     Meet in the school parking lot in Branchport on Rte 54A at 9 am. Ride departs at 9:15 am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sharp! The ride takes about 3-4 hours depending on your pace, with a stop for lunch in
                                                                                                                                                                                            We would like the opportunity for you to meet         Hammondsport. It’s 45 miles of rolling hills and beautiful views!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Reminder – it takes about 75 minutes to get to Branchport from Rochester.
                                                                                                                                                                                             our caring congregation and learn about our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      For questions concerning any of these rides please call Jan Gates, Wellness & Per-
                                                                                                                                LIBRARY                                                                                                           sonal Training director, at 461-2000, ext. 271.
                                                                                                                                                                                             free 3-month trial membership that includes
                                                                                                                to Mira
                                                                                            TributeFeinbloom Library Summer                                                                                                                                                                                          Are you ready
                                                                                               The staff at the
                                                                                            mourns Mira Schmerl, our beloved vol- reading these summer days,                              tickets to Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.       Interim group fitness
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  schedule in effect                                                 for some
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     football? on the Balti-
                                                                                                                                    To help you enjoy
                                                                                            unteer for over 25 years. She passed away
                                                                                            June 28, 2007. Mira was born in Germany         we recommend humor books before the                                                                   Aug. 26-Sept. 7
                                                                                            and grew up in Israel. She could converse       holidays which are fast approaching.                                                                       Please note that due to the floor                               The Buffalo Bills take
                                                                                            in Hebrew and German, and read Yiddish.         Let’s make fun of death:                                                                              re-surfacing project, a SPECIAL Interim                            more Ravens on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 1 pm.
                                                                                                 She had extensive knowledge about             The Funeral Planner by Lyn Isenberg                                                                schedule will be in effect for the end of the                      Luxury motor coach leaves Winton Place
                                                                                            Israel’s culture and its history. She knew         Annie Freeman’s Fabulous Traveling                                                                 summer. Exact offerings will be available                          Plaza at 8:30 am and returns at approxi-
                                                                                            our library collection well, and could                Funeral by Kris Radish                                                                          from the main desk or in your favorite                             mately 7 pm. Cost is $90 per person and
 $              Coupon                                                                      match requests for information with the         Let’s make fun of food:                                Please call Leslie Schwartz,                   class beginning the week of August 13. Fall                        includes game ticket, bus, tolls, parking,
                                                                                            appropriate materials, even if given only          Great Latke Hamantash Debate by Ruth                                                               class schedule will start on September 9.                          driver gratuity, and tailgate barbeque
                                                                                            part of a title, author or the subject. Her           Fredman Cerna                                                                                                                                                      lunch (bring your own beverages).
                                                                                            ability to find books on the shelf was             Life, Death & Bialys by Dylan Schaffer          our temple president, at 385-7643                                                                                          Make checks payable to the JCC and
                                                                                            extraordinary.                                  Let’s just make fun:                                                                                                                                                     send to:
                                                                                                                                               I Feel Bad About my Neck by Nora
                                                                                                 Mira was very focused on what she
                                                                                            was doing, whether it was research or                 Ephron
                                                                                                                                                                                                           or email us at                                                                                              Dave Pieramico
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       JCC of Greater Rochester
                                                                                            cataloguing and preparing new books for            Never Have your Dog Stuffed by Alan                                                                                                                                     1200 Edgewood Avenue
                                                                                            circulation, her specialty.                           Alda
                                                                                                                                               Lowering the Bar: Lawyer Jokes by Marc
                                                                                                                                                                                                office@emanuel-rochesterny.org                                                                                         Rochester, NY 14618
                                                                                                 “Mira always gave 110%, and she had                                                                                                                                                                                      For more information call Dave at
                                                                                            patience. She was always learning and she             Galanter                                                                                                                                                           461-2000, ext. 218.
                                                                                            taught us a lot. They don’t make people               For all your reading and listening          We look forward to welcoming you
    Free cup of coffee                                                                      like Mira anymore,” says Ellen Steinberg,       needs, contact us at 461-2000, ext. 607.
                                                                                                                                            It will be our pleasure to serve you. Our
                                                                                            librarian.
    with purchase of a                                                                           The Feinbloom Library staff at the         hours are flexible during the summer and                       into our home.
                                                                                            JCC is dedicating a two volume set called       we suggest you telephone us first.                                                                            Top “25” Since 1992
      Deli Sandwich                                                                         Jewish Art and Civilization in her memory.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     27 Years Full Time Professional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sales Master Gold – Zenith – Pinnacle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Awards
    (excludes hot dog)                                                                      She will be greatly missed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1415 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Associate Broker, SRES
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Feinbloom Center for the Arts
                                                 CenterStage announces season
                                                     The tradition of great theatre continues at the JCC with an exciting new season at
                                                 CenterStage. The 2007-2008 subscription series includes several area premieres, Tony
                                                 and Pulitzer Prize winners and the longest running comedy in Off-Broadway history.
                                                     For tickets and subscription information, call the Arts Dept. at 461-2000 ext 235



I Doug WrightMy Own Wife
   Am                                                                                           Prelude to a Kiss
                                                                                                By Craig Lucas
By
October 6-14, 2007                                                                              March 8-22, 2008
Rochester Area Premiere                                                                         Winner! 1990 Outer Critics Circle Award
Winner! 2004 Tony Award for Best Play                                                           Nominated! 1990 Tony for Best Play
Winner! 2004 Pulitzer Prize                                                                          Sometimes a kiss is not just a kiss. Opposites attract in more ways than you can
Winner! Drama Desk Award for Best Play                                                          imagine in this charming and highly original fantasy comedy about the wonder and
Winner! Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play                                                confusion of love. A mysterious old man wanders into a wedding reception and, during
     In this tour de force performance, one actor plays over 40 roles telling the fascinating   a customary kissing of the bride, magically swaps bodies with the young bride leading
tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a real-life German transvestite who managed to survive         to a bizarre honeymoon and the oddest romantic comedy triangle ever to grace stage or
both the Nazi and repressive East German Communist regimes. Was Charlotte a spy and             screen. Don’t miss the timeless play that inspired the Meg Ryan/Alec Baldwin movie and
a murderer or did she survive through a combination of cunning, intelligence, primal            recent John Mahoney Broadway revival.
instinct and amazingly good fortune? A riveting and inspirational story packed with
mystery and humor.
                                                                                                TheUhry   Last Night of Ballyhoo
Jewtopia!
                                                                                                by Alfred
                                                                                                May 3-17, 2008
By Bryan Fogel & Sam Wolfson                                                                    Winner! 1997 Tony Award for Best Play
December 8-31, 2007                                                                                  It’s 1939 in Atlanta, Georgia. Gone with the Wind is making its debut down the
The Longest Running Comedy in Off-Broadway History                                              street. Hitler is invading Poland. But the Freitag family is mostly concerned with who’s
Outrageously funny! Wildly entertaining!                                                        taking whom to Ballyhoo, a lavish ball for Jewish socialites. Is this cousin Lala’s last
A Raucous Skewering of Jewish Foibles, Neuroses and Stereotypes!                                chance to find a socially acceptable husband? Will Brooklyn-born Joe be welcomed
     Jewtopia is more than a play…it’s a phenomenon. Jewtopia is coming to JCC Cen-             by the southern Jewish elite? Can Peachy Weil ever have a serious conversation? And
terStage after three years of sold-out performances in NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles and            what do the neighbors think of a Jewish family with a huge Christmas tree in the front
Florida and a fast-selling companion book. Stereotypes are turned upside down and               window? Loaded with sparkling banter and hilariously quirky characters by Alfred Uhry
inside out when Chris “Christian” O’Connell enlists his Jewish friend, Adam Lipschitz, to       (Driving Miss Daisy), you won’t need a special invitation to the social event of this season.
help find a nice Jewish girl to marry…so he’ll have someone to make decisions for him
for the rest of his life. Once the parents, then a series of internet dates and a Rabbi get
involved, you will laugh yourself silly whether you’re Jewish or not.
Two shows on New Year’s Eve.



Songs of the Century
February 2-10, 2008
An All-New Revue by Linda and Sandy Foster
     In commemoration of the Centennial Anniversary of the Rochester JCC, Center-
Stage presents a celebration of stories and song of Jewish-American composers of the
past century. The Fosters and a team of talented singers return to the JCC with an all-
new revue celebrating artists as diverse as George Gershwin and Lerner and Loewe, Burt
Bacharach, Carly Simon, Billy Joel and Randy Newman, just to name a few, and their
influence on Broadway and Hollywood. You will not want to miss the latest event in this
popular series.




Linda Foster and friends continue a successful series of musical revues.




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