celebrating 100 years
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
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-
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
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.
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
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.
Fall Program Guide
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
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
Rochester, NY 14618
Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester
The William and Mildred Levine Building Non-Profit Org.
1200 Edgewood Ave. U.S. Postage
Rochester, NY 14618
Contributions ..................................................................................2 Permit No. 965
Centennial Celebrations .................................................................3
Tzedakah Project .............................................................................3
Golf Classic ......................................................................................4
Centennial Ball Photos ...................................................................5
Feinbloom Library ..........................................................................6
celebrating 100 years Fitness, Wellness & Recreation .......................................................7
1907-2 007 Feinbloom Center for the Arts .....................................................15
Thank you very much for the following donations received between May 1 and June 30, 2007.
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 email@example.com.
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
Bea and Bert Rapowitz in memory of Al
Ory Pranger Group Discussion Fund Auditions for Thanks for the
Diane and Sidney Davis*
Annette and James Dooher
Jacqueline Stricker in memory of
General Endowment Fund
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
Linda and Sherwin Weinstein in honor
of Tammy and Barry’s wedding and in
Joan and Myron Jacobs
Editor: Judith Ekberg
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.
Executive Director: Leslie Berkowitz
friends and family of the JCC community, was installed along the sidewalk entrance of
and Electrical Jack H. Kronenberg
Associate Executive Director:
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
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• Sewer and Drain Cleaning Fax: (585) 461-0760 in perpetuity for donors to the JCC Endowment. These donations in turn will support
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JCC Centennial Ball, a black-tie gala
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-
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
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!”
Mark S. Levine, M.D.
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Introducing With sincere gratitude,
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Adults/Seniors Fitness, Wellness
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
Summer bikethis summer! Youcontinue fit-
rides must have built a base of
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
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
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
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.
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of becoming an RSVP volunteer. What’s
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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
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
email@example.com 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
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
(excludes hot dog) She will be greatly missed.
1415 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618
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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
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
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
Linda Foster and friends continue a successful series of musical revues.
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