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PROGRAM INFORMATION Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Special Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Summer Camp Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Aquatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Teen Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Aquatics Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Therapeutic Nursery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Athletics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Thurnauer School of Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Gym Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Wellness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Children’s Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Computer Learning Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 AROUND THE CENTER
Early Childhood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Fitness Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Daily Class Chart for Children to Grade 12 . . . . . . . . 2
Group Exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Biographies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Group Exercise Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Endowment Funds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Israel Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Gift Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
JCC Basketball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Health & Recreation Center Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Jewish Book Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 How to Contact Us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Judaic Department. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 JCC Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Kaplen Adult Reach Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 JCC Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Performing Arts, School of Membership Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Drama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Mission Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 PJ Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Senior Adult . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Registration Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Singles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Registration Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
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Daily Class Chart for Children: Infants through Grade 12
For full descriptions see the page listed next to each class. Most classes will begin the week of January 24, unless otherwise stated.
JCC Thurnauer School of Music classes begin the week of February 1.
TIME AGE/GRADE CLASS NAME DEPT PAGE TIME AGE/GRADE CLASS NAME DEPT PAGE
Sunday 3:35-4:20 pm Age 3-Pre-K Crafty Divas EC 7
9-9:30 am 4-5 yrs Swimming Level 2 Aquatics 9 3:40-4:25 pm 3-5 yrs (pre-K) Beginner Soccer Athletcis 22
9-9:30 am 5-6 yrs Swimming Level 1 Aquatics 9 3:40-4:25 pm 3-5 yrs (pre-K) Tae Kwon Do Athletcis 22
9-9:30 am 7-10 yrs Swimming Level 3 Aquatics 9 3:40-4:30 pm 4-51/2 Disney on Parade Perf. Arts 27
9:10-9:55 am 4-5 Piano Partners Music 36 3:45-4:30 pm 7-9 Junior Chorus Music 36
9:30-10 am 18-36 mos. Parent/Toddler Swimming Aquatics 9 4-4:30 pm 3-4 yrs Swimming Level 1 Aquatics 9
9:30-10 am 3-4 yrs Swimming Level 1 Aquatics 9 4:30-5 pm 5-7 yrs Swimming Level 2 Aquatics 9
9:30-10 am 6-11 yrs Swimming Level 4 Aquatics 9 4:30-5 pm 7-10 yrs Swimming Level 3 Aquatics 9
10-10:30 am 6-18 mos. Water Babies Aquatics 9 4:30-5:15 pm 7-9 Intro. to Solo Singing Music 36
10-10:30 am 2-3 yrs Tiny Dancers Perf. Arts 33 4:30-5:30 pm 6-14 yrs Tae Kwon Do Athletcis 22
10-10:30 am 6-11 yrs Swimming Level 5 Aquatics 9 4:30-5:30 pm Grades 1-2 Jr. Development Tennis Athletcis 23
10-10:40 am 4-5 Building Young Ears Music 36 4:30-5:30 pm Grades 4-6 Int. & Adv. Soccer Athletcis 22
10-11 am 12-24 months Sunday Toddler Family Fun EC 6
4:30-5:30 pm All ages String Camerata Music 36
10:30-11 am 18-36 mos. Parent/Toddler Swimming Aquatics 9
5-6:30 pm 10-15 Stage Right* Perf. Arts 30
10:30-11 am 6-11 yrs Swimming Level 6-7 Aquatics 9
5:30-6:30 pm Grades 3-5 Jr. Development Tennis Athletcis 23
10:30-11:30 am 5-6 yrs Ballet & Tap Combo Perf. Arts 34
5:30-6:30 pm 10+ Senior Chorus Music 36
10:30-11:30 am 6-7 yrs Ballet & Tap Combo 2 Perf. Arts 34
6:15-7 pm 11-16 Behind The Scenes Perf. Arts 31
10:45-11:25 am 0-35 months Tiny Musicians Music 36
6:30-7:10 pm 7-8 Advanced Dalcroze Music 36
10:45-11:25 am 3 Music & Movement Music 36
11-11:30 am 5-6 yrs Swimming Level 3 Aquatics 9 Tuesday
11-11:30 am 5-7 yrs Swimming Level 2 Aquatics 9 9:15-10:15 am 8-14 months Little Exploreres EC 6
11:30-12:10 pm 4 Music & Movement Music 36 10:30-11:30 am 15-20 months Tiny Tots EC 6
11:30-12:15 pm 3-41/2 yrs Creative Movement Perf. Arts 33 2-2:50 pm Age 3-Pre K Fabric Factory EC 7
11:30-12:30 pm 8-18 yrs Audition Prep Perf. Arts 35 2-2:50 pm Age 3 Designer Food EC 7
12-12:40 pm 5-6 Music & Movement Music 36 2:10-2:50 pm 3-41/2 yrs Creative Ballet Perf. Arts 34
12:15-12:55 4-5 Piano Partners Music 36 2:10-2:55 pm Ages 3-4 Pee Wee Sports Basketball 26
12:15-12:55 pm 7-8 Advanced Dalcroze Music 36 2:10-2:55 pm 3-5 yrs (pre-K) Pee Wee Tennis Athletcis 23
12:30-1:30 pm 7-12 yrs Tap II Perf. Arts 34 3:35-4:20 pm Age 3-Pre K Bugs N Slugs EC 7
1:30-2:30 pm 12-16 yrs Tap III Perf. Arts 34 3:40-4:25 pm 3-5 yrs (pre-K) Pee Wee Tennis Athletcis 23
2:15-3:15 pm 7-12 yrs Broadway Prep Tap & Jazz Perf. Arts 34 3:40-4:25 pm Ages 4-5 Sports Mania Basketball 26
3:30-5 pm 6-11 Broadway Prep I Perf. Arts 30 3:40-4:25 pm 4-51/2 yrs Creative Ballet Perf. Arts 34
5-6:45 pm 9-13 Broadway Prep II Perf. Arts 30 4-4:30 pm 4-5 yrs Swimming Level 2 Aquatics 9
4-5 pm Grades 3-5 Multi Media Creations Children’s 10
Monday 4:15-5:15 pm 6-9 Let’s Act Perf. Arts 30
10-10:30 am 2-3 yrs Tiny Dancers Perf. Arts 33
4:30-5 pm 5-6 yrs Swimming Level 1 Aquatics 9
11:30-12 pm 2-3 yrs Tiny Dancers Perf. Arts 33
4:30-5:15 pm 4-5 Piano Partners Music 36
11:30-12:10 pm Ages 2-21/2 Little Dribblers Basketball 26
4:30-5:30 pm Grades K-8 Basketball Boot Camp Basketball 26
12:10-12:40 pm 2-3 yrs Tiny Dancers Perf. Arts 33
4:30-5:30 pm Grades 1-3 Soc-It-To Me Athletcis 22
12:55-1:40 pm 3-41/2 yrs Creative Movement Perf. Arts 33
4:30-5:30 pm 7-10 yrs Ballet II Perf. Arts 34
2-2:50 pm Age 3-Pre-K Your Space or Mine EC 7
5:30-6:30 pm 7-15 yrs Jazz, Broadway Style Dance Perf. Arts 35
2-2:50 pm Age 3-Pre-K Stitch and Sew EC 7
5:30-6:30 pm 11-17 yrs Ballet III Perf. Arts 34
2:05-2:50 pm 3-4 /2 yrs
Creative Movement Perf. Arts 33
5:30-7 pm 11-16 Performance Workshop* Perf. Arts 30
2:05-2:55 pm 4-5 Disney on Parade Perf. Arts 27
6:30-7:15 pm 10+ Vocal Performance Class Music 36
2:10-2:55 pm Ages 3-4 Pee Wee Sports Basketball 26
6:30-7:30 pm 11-14 Comedy & Drama Wrkshp. Perf. Arts 30
2:10-2:55 pm 3-5 yrs (pre-K) Beginner Soccer Athletcis 22
6:30-7:30 pm 13-17 yrs Lyrical Perf. Arts 35
2:10-2:55 pm 3-5 yrs (pre-K) Tae Kwon Do Athletcis 22
www.jccotp.org CLASS CHART 3
Daily Class Chart for Children: Infants through Grade 12
For full descriptions see the page listed next to each class. Most classes will begin the week of January 24, unless otherwise stated.
JCC Thurnauer School of Music classes begin the week of February 1.
TIME AGE/GRADE CLASS NAME DEPT PAGE TIME AGE/GRADE CLASS NAME DEPT PAGE
9:15-10:15am 16-24 months Playtime Pals EC 6 9:15-10 am 18-24 months Movin ‘N Groovin EC 6
9:15-10 am 6-24 months Baby Dream Jam Book Club EC 6 10:30-11:15 am 2-7 months Baby Boomers EC 6
9:15-10 am 10-28 months Baby Dream Jam Book Club EC 6 11:30-12:10 pm Ages 2-21/2 Little Dribblers Basketball 26
11:30 am-12:10 pm Ages 2-2 /21
Little Dribblers Basketball 26 12:10-12:40 pm 2-3 yrs Tiny Dancers Perf. Arts 33
2-2:50 pm Age 3-Pre K Junior Aerobics EC 7 12:55-1:40 pm 3-41/2 yrs Creative Movement Perf. Arts 33
2-2:50 pm Age 3-Pre K Dream Jam Book Club EC 7 2-2:50 pm Pre-K Cheerleading EC 7
2-2:50 pm Age 3-Pre K Dream Jam Book Club EC 7 2-2:50 pm Age 3-Pre K Play Games EC 7
2-2:50 pm Age 3-Pre K Green Art EC 7 2-2:50 pm Age 3-K Kid Clicks EC 7
2:05-2:55 pm 3-41/2 The Land of Make-Believe Perf. Arts 27 2:05-2:50 pm 3-41/2 yrs Creative Movement Perf. Arts 33
2:05-2:50 pm 3-41/2 Pre-Hip Hop Perf. Arts 34 2:05-2:55 pm 4-51/2 The Land of Make-Believe Perf. Arts 27
2:10-2:55 pm Ages 3-4 Pee Wee Sports Basketball 26 2:10-2:55 pm Ages 3-4 Pee Wee Sports Basketball 26
2:10-2:55 pm 3-5 yrs (pre-K) Pee Wee Tennis Athletcis 23 2:10-2:55 pm 3-5 yrs (pre-K) Beginner Soccer Athletcis 22
2:10-2:55 pm 3-5 yrs (pre-K) Tae Kwon Do Athletcis 22 3:35-4:20 pm Age 3-Pre K Make Instruments EC 7
3:35-4:20 pm Age 3-Pre K Bible Stories EC 7 & Sing Together
3:35-4:20 pm Age 3-Pre K Junior Aerobics EC 7 3:35-4:20 pm Age 3-K Kid Clicks EC 7
3:40-4:25 pm 3-5 yrs (pre-K) Pee Wee Tennis Athletcis 23 3:40-4:25 pm 3-5 yrs (pre-K) Beginner Soccer Athletcis 22
3:40-4:25 pm 3-5 yrs (pre-K) Tae Kwon Do Athletcis 22 3:40-4:25 pm 3-41/2 yrs Creative Movement Perf. Arts 33
3:40-4:25 pm 4-5 /2 yrs
Pre-Hip Hop Perf. Arts 34 3:40-4:25 pm Ages 4-5 Sports Mania Basketball 26
3:40-4:30 pm 4-51/2 The Land of Make-Believe Perf. Arts 27 3:45-4:25 pm 4 Music & Movement Music 36
3:45-4:45 pm 4-5 yrs Ballet & Tap Combo Perf. Arts 34 4-4:30 pm 4-5 yrs Swimming Level 2 Aquatics 9
4-4:30 pm 5-6 yrs Swimming Level 1 Aquatics 9 4-5 pm Grades 1-4 Make Me an Artist Children’s 10
4-4:30 pm 7-10 yrs Swimming Level 3 Aquatics 9 4-5 pm 5-8 Hits, Bits & Skits Perf. Arts 30
4-5 pm Grades K-3 Clay Creations Children’s 10 4:30–5 pm 3-4 yrs Swimming Level 1 Aquatics 9
4:30-5 pm 5-7 yrs Swimming Level 2 Aquatics 9 4:30-5 pm 5-6 yrs Swimming Level 3 Aquatics 9
4:30-5 pm 6-11 yrs Swimming Level 4 Aquatics 9 4:30-5:10 pm 5-6 Music & Movement Music 36
4:30-5:15 pm 6-14 yrs Tae Kwon Do Athletcis 22 4:30-5:30 pm Grades K-8 Basketball Boot Camp Basketball 26
4:30-5:30 pm Grades K-3 Total Golf Adventures Athletcis 22 4:30-5:30 pm Grades 1-3 Soc-It-To Me Athletcis 22
4:30-5:30 pm Grades 1-2 Jr. Development Tennis Athletcis 23 4:45-5:30 pm 5-7 yrs Ballet I Perf. Arts 34
4:45-5:30 pm 5-7 yrs Hip Hop I Perf. Arts 35 5-6 pm 7-10 Skits on Stage Perf. Arts 30
5-6 pm 8-10 Kool Kids Improv Perf. Arts 30 5:15-5:55 pm 5-6 Building Young Ears Music 36
5-6 pm All ages Philharmonia Music 36 5:30-6:15 pm 5-7 yrs Tap I Perf. Arts 34
5-6:30 pm All ages Symphony Orchestra Music 36 6-6:40 pm 7-8 Advanced Dalcroze Music 36
5:30-6:30 pm Grades 3-5 Jr. Development Tennis Athletcis 23 6-7:30 pm 13-17 Teen Performance Ensemble Perf. Arts 31
5:30-6:30 pm Grades 4-8 Total Golf Adventures Athletcis 22
5:30-6:30 pm 8-12 yrs Hip Hop II Perf. Arts 35
6-7 pm 9-11 Make Me an Actor Perf. Arts 30
6-7:30 pm 11-15 Youth Performance Ensm. Perf. Arts 31
6:30-7:30 pm 12-17 yrs Hip Hop III Perf. Arts 35
6:30-8:15 pm 7+ Jazz Ens./Perf. Forum Music 36
7:30-9 pm 14-18 Advanced Acting Wshp Perf. Arts 31
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Early Childhood ohskh id
Day Care is a safe, attractive environment for children from 16
months to 3 years of age. We offer full time, year-round care provid-
ed by a qualified, nurturing staff (ratio 1 adult to 4 children) and
emphasize one-on-one care that builds on the unique gifts of each
individual child. Developmentally appropriate activities are sched-
uled daily. Our programs feature large cheerful rooms, a fenced-in
outdoor play area, full time nurse and daily parent-teacher commu-
nication. ☎ Lisa Isadore, ext. 1433.
Monday-Thursday 7:30 am-6 pm
Friday 7:30 am-5 pm (4 pm in winter)
Toddlers 16-24 months 42 weeks 5 days $13,565
Toddlers 16-24 months 50 weeks 5 days $16,140
Children 2 by 10/15/10 42 weeks 5 days $13,185
Applications are now available for September 2010
STAFF THE LEONARD & SYRIL RUBIN
ext. 1430 Felicia Glantz, Director NURSERY SCHOOL
ext. 1431 Sheryl Lauchheimer, Program Supervisor
ext. 1432 Debra Prince, Program Supervisor Fully licensed and accredited by the New Jersey Department of Youth
ext. 1433 Lisa Isadore, Program Supervisor and Family Services and the National Association for the Education
ext. 1435 Franci Steinberg, Administrative Assistant of Young Children (NAEYC) our preschool provides innovative pro-
ext. 1436 Shuli Rombauts, Administrative Assistant gramming that allows children to explore and understand new con-
ext. 1437 Lisa Sternbach, Parenting Center Coordinator cepts. The school’s staff of more than sixty experienced, caring and
ext. 1438 Tina Schweid, Special Events Coordinator highly trained professionals (including a full time nurse), focus on
social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of each child
in a Jewish community setting.
Program curriculum includes: cognitive learning, enrichment, senso-
EARLY CHILDHOOD ry experiences, fine and gross motor skills, Judaic programming, gym,
NAEYC ACCREDITATION swimming, art, dramatic play, cooking, music, movement and readi-
ness skills. Children benefit from the full range of JCC facilities and
The National Association for the Education resources, including attractive, well-equipped classrooms, gymnasi-
of Young Children (NAEYC) recently ums, trained physical education staff, full time nurse, an indoor
accredited the Leonard and Syril Rubin swimming pool with experienced aquatic staff, music school, library,
Nursery School, JCC Day Care and JCC Kindergarten as leaders in extensive outdoor facilities, and more.
quality early childhood education that meets the highest standards of
commitment to early learning experiences. We are one of the few ☎ Felicia Glantz, ext. 1430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jewish-based nursery schools in this area to meet stringent national 2-year-olds Tuesday & Thursday 9-11:30 am $2,575
criteria for the highest quality in early childhood education. transition class (parents stay)
2-year-olds Tuesday & Thursda y 9-11:30 am $3,300
2-year-olds Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9-11:30 am $4,445
Expanded week programs
2-years-olds Monday-Friday 9 am-11:30 pm $6,315
2-years-olds Monday-Friday 9 am-2 pm $9,205
REGISTER NOW FOR NURSERY 2-years-olds Monday-Friday 9 am-3:30 pm $11,880
SCHOOL AND DAY CARE FOR THE 3-year-olds Monday-Friday 9-11:30 am $5,745
3 or 4-year-olds Monday-Friday 9-2 pm $8,920
2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR. 3 or 4-year-olds Monday-Friday 9 am-3:30 pm $10,815
PLEASE ☎ SHULI ROMBAUTS, EXT. 1436.
www.jccotp.org EARLY CHILDHOOD 5
Early Childhood Pre-School Classes
GRADE CLASS NAME DAY DATES TIME SESSIONS INSTRUCTOR COST CODE
12-24 months Sunday Toddler Family Fun S 2/7, 3/7, 10-11 am 3 Nancy VandenBergh $60/$90 21TFSU00W0
Ages 3-Pre-K Your Space or Mine M 1/25-5/24 2-2:50 pm 14 Sharon Rossi $225 20YSMO00W0
Ages 3-Pre-K Stitch and Sew M 1/25-5/24 2-2:50 pm 14 Kat Miller $225 20SSMO00W0
Ages 3-Pre-K Crafty Divas M 1/25-5/24 3:35-4:20 pm 14 Helen Downey $225 20CDMO00W0
8-14 months Little Exploreres T 1/26-5/25 9:15-10:15 am 14 Lisa Sternbach $295/$325 21LETU00W0
15-20 months Tiny Tots T 1/26-5/25 10:30-11:30 am 14 Lisa Sternbach $295/$325 21TTTU00W0
Age 3-Pre K Fabric Factory T 1/26-5/25 2-2:50 pm 14 Randi Peters $225 20FFTU00W0
Age 3 Designer Food T 1/26-5/25 2-2:50 pm 14 Sharon Rossi $225 20DFTU00W0
Age 3-Pre K Bugs N Slugs T 1/26-5/25 3:35-4:20 pm 14 Helen Downey $225 20BSTU00W0
16-24 months Playtime Pals W 1/27-5/26 9:15-10:15 am 15 Nancy VandenBergh $345/$385 21PPWE00W0
6-24 months Baby Dream Jam Book Club W 1/27-3/17 9:15-10 am 7 Monique Banks $260/$295 21DJWE01W0
10-28 months Baby Dream Jam Book Club W 3/24-5/12 9:15-10 am 7 Monique Banks $260/$295 21DJWE02W0
Age 3-Pre K Junior Aerobics W 1/27-5/26 2-2:50 pm 15 Louise Sansone $225 20JAWE01W0
Age 3-Pre K Dream Jam Book Club W 1/27-3/17 2-2:50 pm 7 Monique Banks $260/$295 20DJWE01W0
Mini Session I
Age 3-Pre K Dream Jam Book Club W 3/24-5/12 2-2:50 pm 7 Monique Banks $260/$295 20DJWE02W0
Mini Session II
Age 3-Pre K Green Art W 1/27-5/26 2-2:50 pm 15 Randi Peters $240 20GAWE00W0
Age 3-Pre K Bible Stories W 1/27-5/26 3:35-4:20 pm 15 Zahava Streit $240 20BSWE00W0
Age 3-Pre K Junior Aerobics W 1/27-5/26 3:35-4:20 pm 15 Louise Sansone $225 20JAWE02W0
18-24 months Movin ‘N Groovin Th 1/28-5/27 9:15-10:15 am 14 Lisa Sternbach $295/$325 21MGTR00W0
2-7 months Baby Boomers Th 1/28-5/27 10:30-11:15 am 14 Lisa Sternbach $240/$270 21BBTR00W0
Age Pre-K Cheerleading Th 1/28-5/27 2-2:50 pm 14 Carrie Foglio $225 20CLTR00W0
Age 3-Pre K Play Games Th 1/28-5/27 2-2:50 pm 14 Ivonne Ramirez $225 20PGTR00W0
Ages 3-K Kid Clicks Th 1/28-5/13 2-2:50 pm 12 Vicky Nicolich $360/$435 20KCTR01W0
Age 3-Pre K Make Instruments Th 1/28-5/27 3:35-4:20 pm 14 Ivonne Ramirez $225 20MITR00W0
& Sing Together
Ages 3-K Kid Clicks Th 1/28-5/13 3:35-4:20 pm 12 Vicky Nicolich $360/$435 20KCTR02W0
KINDERGARTEN EXTENDED DAY PROGRAMS
Our full-day, state-accredited program for children who are five years Fees can be pro-rated for days and sessions.
of age by October 15th of the school year, provides children with
excellent preparation for the first grade. We feature a professional ☎ Felicia Glantz, ext. 1430.
staff, small class size, up-to-date educational materials and curricu- Lunch supervision for morning sessions
lum, technology training and computer enrichment, as well as use of 3-year olds Monday-Friday 11:30 am-12:45 pm $1,350
all the JCC indoor and outdoor facilities, including our gyms and
pools. Students also attend music, swimming and Judaic Studies
Extended Morning/Afternoon Care
classes, which are taught by specialists in each area.
3-5 year olds Monday-Friday 7:30-9 am
☎ Sheryl Lauchheimer, ext. 1431. 3-4 year olds Monday–Thursday 3:30-6 pm $1,740
5 year olds Monday-Friday 9 am-3:30 pm $11,205 Friday 3:30-5 pm (4 pm during the winter)
5 year olds See Finish the Day at the “J” in the Children’s Department on page 10.
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BABY DREAM JAM BOOK CLUB
Babies (6-24 months) and their moms / care-
givers jam together using books to create an
interactive energized and exciting music and
movement experience. Uniquely designed to
stimulate the senses, each class revolves
around the theme of a carefully selected book
of the week, which baby and mom may purchase.
PARENTING CENTER PROGRAMS Mini Session I 6-24 months
7 Wednesday 1/27-3/17 9:15 -10 am $260/$295 21DJWE01W0
These programs provide toddlers with a variety of experiences that Mini Session II 10-28 months
will stimulate their interest and development, as well as to serve the 7 Wednesday 3/24-5/12 9:15-10 am $ 260/$295 21DJWE02W0
special needs of parents by offering some classes which feature discus-
sion groups led by professional facilitators. Parents have the oppor-
tunity to explore topics such as developmental stages and family life
issues. All of our classes give children and parents the opportunity to Nancy VandenBergh
make new friends. Classes are held in the Main Building, beginning Parents and children will enjoy social interaction. Children take part
the week of January 25, 2010. Please note that space is limited. in free play, art, music and other fun activities.
☎ Lisa Sternbach, ext. 1437. 16-24 months (16 months by 02/2010)
*Non-members have a one time fee of $25 per family. This fee will 15 Wednesdays 1/27-5/26 9:15-10:30 am $345/$385 21PPWE00W0
be applied towards JCC membership should you decide to join the
JCC. MOVIN ‘N GROOVIN
Lisa Sternbach, MSW, LCSW
Lisa Sternbach, MSW, LCSW
This is a perfect class for your playful toddler. Join us for fun filled
Nancy VandenBergh free play accompanied by music, singing, and movement. The focus
Sing, move and play with your baby. Discuss your baby’s develop- is on socialization, music, and body awareness.
ment and family life issues. Share experiences, and make new friends.
18-24 months (18 months by 02/2010)
A terrific interactive experience.
14 Thursdays 1/28-5/27 9:15– 10:15 am $295/$325 21MGTR00W0
2-7 months (2 months by 02/2010)
14 Thursdays 1/28-5/27 10:30-11:15 am $240/$270 21BBTR00W0
SUNDAY TODDLER FAMILY FUN
Parents and children enjoy social interaction with each other.
Lisa Sternbach, MSW, LCSW Children have the opportunity for free play, art, music, and other fun
Nancy VandenBergh activities. A class for toddlers and their siblings.
You and your child will explore and discover through play and music. 12-24 months (12 months by 2/2010)
You will then have the opportunity to discuss developmental con- 3 Sundays 2/7, 3/7, 4/11 10-11 am $60/$90 21TFSU00W0
cerns and family life issues.
8-14 months (8 months by 02/2010)
14 Tuesdays 1/26-5/25 9:15-10:15 am $295/$325 21LETU00W0
NEW! TINY TOTS
Lisa Sternbach, MSW, LCSW
Join us for fun filled playtime, art, music, singing and other enjoyable
activities, with your young toddler. Parents can participate in an infor-
mal discussion group concerning developmental stages, parenting
styles, discipline, sleep patterns, nutrition and more.
15 months by 2/2010
14 Tuesdays 1/26-5/25 10:30-11:30 am $295/ $325 21TTTU00W0
www.jccotp.org EARLY CHILDHOOD 7
AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES DREAM JAM BOOK CLUB
Classes are designed to introduce new interests in a warm, safe, non-
competitive atmosphere. Programs are offered Monday through The Dream Jam Book Club is a book
Thursday, 2-2:50 pm and 3:40-4:20pm beginning the week of club for children uniquely designed
January 25, 2010. Due to the limited time for each class, all children to enhance the themes of our careful-
must be toilet trained. A parent is encouraged to join the child in the ly selected books through discussion,
first class for an easier transition. Minimum number of 5 partici- original and traditional music, movement and art activities. The cur-
pants is required to open a class. ☎ Debra Prince, ext. 1432. riculum instills a love of books by ensuring that each class is fun-filled
and exciting, revolving around a new book that your child will take
home and keep.
NEW! YOUR SPACE OR MINE
Mini Session I
Sharon Rossi Age 3-Pre-K 7 Wednesday 1/27-3/17 2-2:50 pm $350/$385 20DJWE01W0
Get ready to blast off and travel into space in this new and fun filled Mini Session II
class. Children will explore the planets, stars, rockets, and more. We Age 3-Pre-K 7 Wednesday 3/24-5/12 2-2:50 pm $350/$385 20DJWE02W0
will create works of art that are out of this world.
Ages 3-Pre-K 14 Mondays 1/25-5/24 2-2:50 pm $225 20YSMO00W0 NEW! JUNIOR AEROBICS
NEW! STITCH AND SEW Exercise to popular tunes, while strengthening coordination and bal-
Kat Miller ance. A great workout! Open to boys and girls.
Learn how to sew in progression, first with sewing cards and patterns, Ages 3-Pre-K 15 Wednesdays 1/27-5/26 2-2:50 pm $225 20JAWE01W0
then on to place mats and pillows. Projects may take more than one Ages 3-Pre-K 15 Wednesdays 1/27-5/26 3:35-4:20 pm $225 20JAWE02W0
Ages 3-Pre-K 14 Mondays 1/25-5/24 2-2:50pm $225 20SSMO00W0 NEW! GREEN ART
NEW! CRAFTY DIVAS We will reuse and recycle materials to create original works of art.
Helen Downey Ages 3-Pre-K 15 Wednesdays 1/27-5/26 2-2:50 pm $240 20GAWE00W0
Do you like glitter and sequins and puff paint? Then Crafty Divas is
the class for you. This class encourages creativity and fun. Our proj-
NEW! BIBLE STORIES
ects will show off the diva in you.
Ages 3-Pre-K 14 Mondays 1/25-5/24 3:35-4:20pm $225 20CDMO00W0
Bible stories come alive in this class through art, dramatic play and so
much more. Through stories around the holidays you will better
FABRIC FACTORY understand the meaning of the Jewish celebrations.
Randi Peters Age 3-K 15 Wednesday 1/27-5/26 3:35-4:20 pm $240 20BSWE00W0
What fun! Children will explore the many uses for fabric. They will
create and decorate items such as; T-shirts, bandanas, pillows, and
headbands. We are future designers in the making!
Age 3-Pre-K 14 Tuesdays 1/26-5/25 2-2:50 pm $225 20FFTU00W0
Shout! Jump! Shake those pom-poms! Learn to cheer for your favorite
team! (pom-poms included)
NEW! DESIGNER FOOD
Ages Pre-K 14 Thursdays 1/28-5/27 2-2:50 pm $225 20CLTR00W0
In this class children learn about making healthy food choices while
NEW! PLAY GAMES
creating delicious works of art to take home and enjoy. Contact
Debra Prince #1432 regarding food allergies. Ivonne Ramirez
Age 3 14 Tuesdays 1/26-5/25 2-2:50 pm $225 20DFTU00W0 Come to play lots of different board and musical games. We will learn
to enjoy playing in a group, even if we do not always win.
Ages 3-Pre-K 14 Thursdays 1/28-5/27 2-2:50 pm $225 20PGTR00W0
NEW! BUGS N SLUGS
Children will learn about activities underground and in the air as they
study ants, butterflies, ladybugs, and worms.
Age 3-Pre-K 14 Tuesdays 1/26-5/25 3:35-4:20 pm $225 20BSTU00W0
8 WINTER/SPRING 2010 201.569.7900
MAKE INSTRUMENTS AND SING TOGETHER SPRING BOUTIQUE
Including many vendors with exciting new merchandise.
Children love music as much as they enjoy making crafts. By creating
easy instruments we will make an orchestra of playing and singing. Jewelry • Women’s Fashions • Belts • Sunglasses • Children’s
Clothing and Accessories • Decorative Home Furnishing • Toys
Ages 3-Pre-K 14 Thursdays 1/28-5/27 3:35-4:20 pm $225 20MITR00W0 Stationary • Gift items • and much, much, more!
☎ Tina Schweid, Special Projects Coordinator, at ext. 1438.
Co-chairs: Jill Rubach, Nikki Ehrlich, Jennifer Graf, Lana Platin
Vicky Nicolich Visa, MasterCard, & American Express accepted.
Portable computer classes for kids powered by Imagine Tomorrow® All proceeds to benefit Early Childhood Special Programs
Software. Children become computer detectives on a learning adven-
ture to imaginative places such as the E-mail Trail or Internet Island. Sunday 5/2 10 am-5 pm
Limited to ten children per class. Monday 5/3 9 am-4 pm
Ages 3-K 12 Thursdays 1/28-5/13 2-2:50 pm $360/$435 20KCTR01W0
Ages 3-K 12 Thursdays 1/28-5/13 3:35-4:20 pm $360/$435 20KCTR02W0 SAVE THE DATE!
EARLY CHILDHOOD PARENT
FAMILY LIFE PROGRAMS ASSOCIATION FAMILY PICNIC
For more information ☎ Felicia Glantz, ext. 1430. THURSDAY MAY 13, 2010 5:00-6:30 PM
CHAT WITH DEBBIE
Debbie Schuster, MSW, LCSW SWEET DESSERTS
Parents of children enrolled in Nursery School and Day Care at the
JCC meet with Debbie, a professional social worker, and other moms
WITH AYELET NATHANIEL
for an informal discussion. You set the agenda and discuss common Co-sponsored with the Israel Connection Department
parental concerns such as sibling rivalry, separation issues, discipline, MATISSE CHOCOLATE ACADEMY
toilet learning and more.
Wednesdays 1/20, 2/24, 3/17, 4/21, 5/12 9:30–10:30 am PROFESSIONAL CHOCOLATE MAKING
Free For JCC Nursery School/Day Care Families Learn how to temper chocolate,
learn about different types of choco-
late, explore chocolate history and
make one pound of your own clus-
VACATION PROGRAMS FOR AGES 3-5 ters to take home and enjoy.
(MUST BE 3 BY OCTOBER 15, 2009) Tuesday 1/12 10 am-2 pm $50/$60 43TSWE
Sessions feature sports, arts and crafts, live entertainment, outdoor
activities, snack and more. Extended care is available Monday
through Thursday until 6pm, and Friday until 4pm. Pre-registration Learn techniques and secrets in
is required. There is a late fee if space is still available after a specified order to create the most delicious
date. A minimum of 10 children is necessary in order to run the pro- and moist cakes you can serve for
gram. Bring a Kosher nut-free lunch. ☎ Shuli Rombauts at ext. 1436 birthdays or any other events.
email@example.com for more information. Vanilla cake, apple cake, lemon cake
WINTER BREAK 12/28/09–12/31/09 with various topping
PRESIDENTS WEEK 2/16/10–2/19/10 Tuesday 1/19 10 am-2 pm $50/$60 43TSWE
PASSOVER 4/1/10 & 4/2/10
CAN’T WAIT FOR SUMMER 6/14/10–6/18/10 YEAST CAKES
8:30-9 am: $5 per day 9 am-2 pm: $60 per day
Learn about yeast: natural yeast
9 am-4 pm: $75 per day 9 am-6 pm: $85 per day
(sour dough), fresh/dry (industrial)
yeast and the important information
and techniques you need to know to
succeed in the “mission”...
THE GOAL OF THE EARLY CHILDHOOD cinnamon Babka, chocolate Crunch,
DEPARTMENT IS TO MAINTAIN A NUT cheese squares
FREE ENVIRONMENT FOR THE SAFETY Tuesday 1/26 10 am-2 pm $50/$60 43TSWE
OF ALL OUR CHILDREN $130/$160 for 3 part series
www.jccotp.org THERAPEUTIC NURSERY 9
Therapeutic Nursery hkuphy id
many are extremely bright, despite their developmental delays or dif-
ficult behaviors. We provide a warm, enriching environment that
helps develop both socialization and interpersonal communication
Through daily participation and individual and group meetings with
staff and therapists, parents are an integral part of the psychoeduca-
tional team. Thus, staff benefits from regular input from the parents,
and parents can work with staff to provide their child with an opti-
mal environment at home and school. The Nursery’s curriculum pro-
vides a consistent and predictable environment.
Through developmentally-appropriate group activities (such as
music, art, playtime, and gym), children develop play skills, social
skills and behavioral control. Through structured teaching, they
acquire age appropriate cognitive and self-help skills. By “learning
through doing,” each child uses developmental strengths to overcome
weaknesses, creating a positive attitude toward learning and future
Central to our curriculum, is a rigorous, social skills program. We
devote a significant part of our curriculum to helping the children
develop their play skills and their capability to socialize with other
children. The Nursery encourages and facilitates mainstream experi-
ences for children in the program. Since the Nursery provides a half-
STAFF day program, many of our children are able to attend regular nursery
ext. 1497 Lois Mendelson, Ph.D., Director schools during the other half of the day. A high percentage of our chil-
ext. 1498 Anita Miller, M.S., OTR, Assistant Director, dren attend regular public or private schools after graduating from the
Occupational Therapist Nursery.
ext. 1439 Gineen Weiss, Administrative Assistant Individual speech/language therapy and occupational therapy, as well
Lisa Bernholz-Balsam, M.S., CCC, SLP/A Speech/ as parent counseling and parent support groups, are offered during
Language Pathologist class time. In addition to the Special Education teachers,
Lisa A. Corner, B.S., Special Education Teacher Speech/Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists are part
Faye Katz-Graye, B.F Teacher Assistant of the classroom teaching team, creating a fully integrated multi-dis-
Brooke A. Mizrahi, M.A., CCC-SLP, Speech/Language ciplinary treatment approach.
Pathologist The Therapeutic Nursery is a nationally recognized, non-sectarian
Michelle H. Roth, M.S., OTR, Occupational Therapist preschool program and operates a ten-month program with a six-
Lisa Sternbach, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker week summer session for 3 to 5-year-old children. Classes through-
Natalie Villoslada, B.S., Special Education Teacher out the year meet daily for 2 and a half hours (morning or afternoon).
Doris A. Allen. Ed.D, Founding Director
Referrals to the Therapeutic Nursery come from physicians, psychol-
ogists, speech-language pathologists, nursery schools, early interven-
A PLACE FOR PARENTS AND tion programs and child study teams. Parents may contact us direct-
CHILDREN TOGETHER ly. Many local NJ school districts pay tuition to send their students to
our program. Parents can also pay tuition privately. Scholarship fund-
This unique program for preschool children with special needs is a ing comes from the generous support of private philanthropy.
☎ Anita Miller, Assistant Director, ext. 1498.
developmental multidisciplinary treatment center that addresses the
cognitive, linguistic, behavioral, social and emotional needs of the For more information
children. It also meets the needs of parents, who attend classes on a
daily basis and play a central role in their child’s treatment. The Half-Day Preschool Classes Ages 3-5
Nursery model was developed at the Albert Einstein College of Monday-Friday 9-11:30 am or 12:30-3 pm
Medicine in 1978 by Drs. Doris Allen and Lois Mendelson.
STUDENTS MAY ENTER THE CLASS ANYTIME DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR
The Nursery serves preschool children with developmental problems,
WITH DIRECTOR’S APPROVAL.
including communication disorders, emotional problems (including
selective mutism), learning disabilities, attention deficits, and autistic
behaviors (including PDD and Asperger’s Syndrome). Children
accepted into the program have at least average intelligence, and
10 WINTER/SPRING 2010 201.569.7900
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FINISH THE DAY AT THE “J”
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
FUN, SPORTS, ACTIVITIES—ALL IN ONE FANTASTIC PLACE
Our after school program offers your child a kaleidoscope of creative,
fun, stimulating and exciting activities in a welcoming atmosphere. It
is supervised by the JCC’s experienced staff, who are highly trained
and responsive to your child’s needs. Our goal is to enable your child
to learn, develop, have fun, meet new friends and experience the
thrill of accomplishment in a welcoming environment. The fun
begins on the first day of school and will follow your child’s school
calendar (except when the JCC is closed due to Jewish holidays).
Friday care is available on a limited basis during the fall and spring.
You must be a JCC member to participate in the after school program.
Bus transportation is available from most local schools to the JCC.
FINISH THE DAY AT THE "J" REGISTRATION
Registration is for the semester or full year only. The cost depends on
STAFF the number of days your child attends. The following prices are valid
for the JCC Winter/Spring semester. If you have any questions about
ext. 1467 Michal Kleiman, Director
payment or to register, ☎ ext. 1467.
Grades K-5 Monday through Friday After school-6:30 pm*
The Children’s Department programs are open to students in kinder-
garten through 5th grade and are designed to build skills and friend- Winter/Spring Semester Rates: January-June 2010
ships in a highly personalized, non-competitive environment where 5 Days $2,496 5 payments of $499.20
children are involved in learning while having fun. The myriad of 4 Days $2,330 5 payments of $466
programs, which range from after school enrichment classes to holi- 3 Days $1,747 5 payments of $349.40
day celebrations, help strengthen Jewish identity and create a strong 2 Days $1,248 5 payments of $249.60
sense of belonging. 1 Day $624 5 payments of $124.80
*Friday closing hours vary
SIBLINGS GET A 5% DISCOUNT FOR EACH FULL-PAYING CHILD.
BIG GIVING STARTS SMALL
BENEFACTOR DISCOUNT: 25%
DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE OVER $2 BILLION
UNUSED PENNIES IN HOMES ACROSS AMERICA?
There is no program like the Penny Harvest. Yes, there are many
other programs that teach children to collect money for a good
cause, and there are a lot of programs that engage youngsters in
community service. But only Penny Harvest puts the most impor-
tant decisions in the hands of our children. The children them-
selves decided which community problems to tackle and how to
get the job done.
We are looking for children in grades 3-5 to participate in a won-
derful and exciting chesed program. If you are interested please con-
tact Michal Kleiman at firstname.lastname@example.org or ☎ ext. 1467.
will make a BIG difference
www.jccotp.org CHILDREN’S SERVICES 11
GRADE CLASS NAME DAY DATES TIME SESSIONS INSTRUCTOR COST CODE
Grades 1-4 Kids Can Cook! W 1/27-6/9 4-5 pm 17 Mrs. M $275 24W017
Grades 1-4 Make Me an Artist Th 1/28-6/10 4-5 pm 17 Mrs. M $255 24R050
AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASSES
MAKE ME AN ARTIST *Uproarious
fun for kids
Mary Ann Mastrangelo (Mrs. M)
Our imagination and visual knowledge are stretched as we explore
the many different ways of seeing the world around us. In this course,
we learn the basic elements of drawing and painting, including tex-
ture, light, space and color. Some of the materials used are charcoal,
pastels, and paints. Exciting and challenging projects encourage cre-
ativity and develop skills. Fee includes materials.
Grades 1-4 17 Thursdays 1/28-6/10 4-5 pm $255 24R050
KIDS CAN COOK!
MaryAnn Mastrangelo (Mrs. M.) The Party Spot at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
Mrs. M’s cooking class returns as she guides her students through a For Members Only!
culinary semester of new and familiar tasty treats. Children will learn
the origins and processing of the foods that will be prepared. Recipes We offer 11/2 hour parties (Sundays only). Available times are
will include traditional Jewish foods and a variety of entrees, breads 10:30am, 1pm and 3:30pm. The party package includes party
and desserts. A cook book will be assembled at the conclusion of the room staff, party set-up, helium balloons, paper goods, pizza, juice
semester. Join Kids Can Cook today and learn everything you need boxes and cake. $100 non-refundable deposit to hold date and
to know to become a chef! time. Dietary laws observed. Please ☎ the JCC Children’s
Grades 1-4 17 Wednesdays 1/27-6/9 4-5pm $275 24W017 Department party planner at ext. 1468 for availability.
Sports • Relay Races • Basketball • Hockey • Soccer • and more!
VACATION PROGRAM Ages 4+ Maximum 25 children $575 and up
Add moon bounce for an additional $50
Afternoon extended care available for an additional charge until 6pm.
Pre-registration is required. Late registration is based on availability.
Watch for flyer to register or ☎ The Children’s Department, ext. CRAZY CRAFTS PARTY
1467. Tye-Dying, Wooden Cars, Jewelry Making, Clay Work, and more.
• Crafts • Swimming • Trips • Sports • Entertainment • And More! Ages 5+ Maximum 20 children $650 and up
FEBRUARY VACATION PROGRAM
Tuesday-Thursday 2/16-2/18 9 am-4 pm $55 per day POOL PARTY
Friday 2/19 9-3 pm $55 per day Free swim. Add pool games and instructor for additional $50.
Ages 5+ Maximum 20 children $600 and up
APRIL VACATION PROGRAM
Tuesday-Thursday 4/7-4/8 9 am-4 pm $55 per day BRING YOUR OWN ENTERTAINMENT
Friday 4/9 9 am-3 pm $55 per day Magician • Clown • Puppet Show • Balloon Twister
Ages 3+ Maximum 25 children $500 and up
12 WINTER/SPRING 2010 201.569.7900
Neil Klatskin Day Camp
AGES 3-11, 6/28-8/20, 9 AM-4 PM (SHORTER DAYS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS)
Enjoy eight weeks of fabulous fun and non-stop activities in a nurtur- PARTNERS AT PLAY
ing Jewish environment. We offer camp programs for pre-school
PARTNERSHIP WITH 92ND STREET Y
through middle-school, where children grow with age-appropriate
activities that encourage them to bond, make new friends and
The JCC has partnered with the 92nd Street Y to offer two exciting
increase their self-confidence. Activities include arts and crafts, athlet-
camp options that take place on the hundred acre Henry Kaufmann
ics, daily instructional and recreational swim, Israeli culture, Judaic
Campgrounds in Pearl River, NY located 20 minutes from the JCC.
programming, drama, music, archery, Tae-Kwon-Do, roller racers,
Transportation and lunch is included for all campers. (door to door
special theme days, live entertainers, Oneg Shabbat celebrations and
transportation not guaranteed).
more! Four, six, seven and eight-week options are available, as well as
transportation and extended care. Part time options are available for YOMI: ENTERING 3RD AND 4TH GRADE
Kadima campers. To obtain an application, please visit Campers have access to many challenging and fun activities, as well
www.jccotp.org/nkdc or ☎ the camp office at 201.567.8963. as Specialty Options that give campers a chance to spend extended
time on their favorite activities, and Sports Clubs, which give sports
enthusiasts more athletics. All campers participate in two daily swims
KADIMA FOR 3 & 4 YEAR-OLDS (AS OF 10/15/10) including Red Cross instruction, taught in a three pool complex with
a fabulous water slide. Exciting activities include boating, hiking and
This program meets the needs of the energetic preschool child, high and low challenge courses with a climbing tower. Groups con-
emphasizing the social growth, emotional development and physical tain 14-18 campers and are coed. Short-term sleep-away options are
needs of each camper. Campers are divided by age and friendship available.
into coed groups averaging 14 children with low staff to camper
ratios. Camp is based in air-conditioned rooms, with most activities YOMI SENIORS: ENTERING 5TH AND 6TH GRADE
taking place outdoors. Half day, three-quarter day, and full day Weekly day trips, overnights and a sleep-away sampler are just a few
options are available. highlights of this amazing program geared especially for older
campers. Our goal is to foster their independence and encourage
them to embrace new challenges. Campers get the best of both worlds
MASADA ENTERING KINDERGARTEN & 1ST GRADE – all the energizing activities of an exciting day camp combined with
inspiring weekly trips. Groups are all boys or all girls and average 12-
Masada campers are challenged by a wide range of athletic, creative 14 campers.
and social activities that encourage independence and growth. Special
emphasis is placed on social skills, self-esteem and sportsmanship.
Each group, averaging 12 same sex or coed campers, enjoys special CIT PROGRAM ENTERING 10TH GRADE
activities, two daily swims, late nights and exciting theme days.
BOGRIM (MOVING ON UP) FOR CHILDREN ENTERING KINDERGARTEN
RISHONIM (THE FIRST ONES) FOR CHILDREN ENTERING 1ST GRADE Participants in the CIT Program have the opportunity to develop the
skills and experience they need to become camp counselors in
summers to come. CITs participate in special sessions on group
GESHER ENTERING 2ND GRADE dynamics, Jewish programming, and leadership training, bond with
other teens in leadership capacities, receive support, assistance and
Home-based at the JCC for summer 2010! Gesher provides campers guidance throughout the season, assist counselors and learn about
with more unique and challenging opportunities, including the young children. Transportation and lunch included (door to door
chance to spend extended periods of time on projects of particular transportation not guaranteed).
interest to them. Specialists are on hand to ensure that projects match
the ability of campers. Camp groups are approximately 12 coed
or single sex campers and enjoy daily swim instruction, and TIKVAH FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AGES 5-15
recreational swim, late-nights and exciting trips during the summer. See page 16 for program details
www.jccotp.org SUMMER CAMPS 2010 13
GIVE YOUR CHILD A
FUNtastic Summer 2010
READY 2 GO
A SEPARATION/ADJUSTMENT SUMMER PROGRAM
FOR 2 YEAR OLD CHILDREN
This eight-week separation preparation program allows even the
smallest members of the family to enjoy an exciting and memorable
summer experience. This is a great opportunity to introduce young
children to an interactive social experience in a caring, warm environ-
ment. Parent / Caregiver stays with child until teacher determines
separation is completed.
☎ Lisa Isadore, ext. 1433 or email email@example.com.
Your children will experience an enriching, fun-filled summer pro-
gram, where our professional staff will encourage your child’s social
skills and nurture their creative expression. Our goal is o create a
warm and welcoming environment to support your child’s growth
EARLY CHILDHOOD MINI-CAMPS and development in preparation for school.
AGE 3-5 (MUST BE 3 YEARS OLD BY 10/15/09)
The Ready 2 Go program is designed to facilitate a successful separa-
At the beginning and end of summer, we offer mini-camps for pre- tion or transition in preparation for our nursery school. We recognize
school campers that feature sports of all kinds, arts and crafts, swim that children handle separation in different ways and our staff has the
and water play, live entertainment, outdoor activities, snacks and experience to support you and your child through a successful tran-
more. Extended care is available Monday through Thursday until 6 sition. In all groups, the parent or caregiver may leave after an adjust-
pm, and Friday until 5 pm. Pre-registration required with a minimum ment period that is determined by the teacher.
of 10 children to run the programs. Bring a Kosher nut-free lunch. CURRICULUM
☎ Shuli Rombauts, ext. 1436.
Program includes daily indoor and outdoor play, water activities,
CAN’T WAIT FOR SUMMER MINI-CAMP story time, singing, puppetry, and a scheduled visit from a petting
Ages 3-5 Monday-Friday 6/14-6/18 zoo. Discovery Time is an important part of your child’s daily routine
8:30-9 am: $5 per day 9 am-2 pm: $60 per day when there is freedom to explore the environment and materials in
9 am-4 pm: $75 per day 9 am-6 pm: $85 per day her/his own way or in small groups. Outdoor time allows children to
explore our state-of-the-art playground where they can develop their
gross motor skills. Water Play is an important sensory activity where
children enjoy water tables, wading pools and sprinkler play. Music is
offered once a week with a professional music teacher, and Shabbat
celebration allows the children to learn the Shabbat blessings and cel-
ebrate with Shabbat songs.
Mon., Wed., Fri. 6/21-8/13 9:15-11:15 $1,155
(Must be 24 months by 10/15/10)
Tues., Thurs. 6/22-8/12 9:15-11:15 $855
(Must be 24 months by 10/15/10)
THE GOAL OF THE EARLY CHILDHOOD Monday-Friday 6/21-8/13 9:15-11:15 $1,990
DEPARTMENT IS TO MAINTAIN A NUT (Must be 24 months by 4/15/10)
FREE ENVIRONMENT FOR THE SAFETY NON-REFUNDABLE NON-TRANSFERABLE DEPOSIT OF $200 IS REQUIRED
OF ALL OUR CHILDREN
14 WINTER/SPRING 2010 201.569.7900
BERGENPAC-JCC SUMMER MUSICAL
An exciting three-week summer musical theater program for interme-
diate-advanced students culminates in 3 performances. Musical
Workshop includes professional skill development in singing, move-
ment and acting/ improv at bergenPAC with directors and instructors
from New York City and Performing Arts at the JCC.
This workshop may include new musical scenes from top writers in
addition to scenes and numbers from exciting musicals that are not
often performed. Students are bussed to the JCC at 3:20pm to swim
in the outdoor pool. Performances at bergenPAC’s Cabaret Space and
the JCC’s Eric Brown Theater. Interview/Audition required:
Israeli, at 201.408.1493 for information/application.
Ages 9-17 Monday-Friday 7/13-8/1 9:30 am-4:30 pm $995/$1195
ARABIAN NIGHTS: INCLUDES ALLADIN, SINBAD THE SAILOR AND ALI BABA TEEN ADVENTURES TRAVEL CAMP
MYSTERIOUS AND EXCITING TALES TOLD BY THE LOVELY SCHEHERAZADE
WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH ONE SUMMER TO CHANGE THE WORLD?
TO PLEASE THE FIERCE KING SCHARIAR OF PERSIA.
This exciting, not-to-be-missed five week program, now joining with
This is an excellent opportunity for all students, beginners through the YJCC, features daily trips to amusement parks, water parks,
advanced, to experience the pleasures of performing at a very high beaches, and New York City as well as daily community service trips
level. Each two-week session includes professional workshops in act- that will inspire teens while they GIVE BACK to the community. The
ing, improvisation, movement and singing, as well as a complete program will also include an incredible five-day extended trip where
Broadway style musical with full sets, costumes, challenging dialogue teens will also get a chance to participate in a very special communi-
for actors, big musical numbers and solos for those who would like ty service opportunity! *Look below for an exciting new addition to
them. Arabian Nights includes all the favorite songs and the central our Teen Adventures program, Project Open Hearts Open Homes!
☎ Sara Lewis, ext. 1469 for information and prices.
story of Aladdin, a fabulous ballet in Sinbad the Sailor and a very funny
version of Ali Baba in which the smart young detectives catch the
unsuspecting villain. Campers enjoy an end-of-day swim in the Entering Grades 7-10 Monday-Friday 6/28-7/30 $3400/$3850
Epstein Family pool. ☎
Inbal Israeli, ext. 1493.
Grades 4-8 (Grades 4-5 members only) 9:30 am-4:30 pm $695/$835 per session
Session 1: 6/25–7/9 (Show: 7/11, 6 pm) Session 2: 7/12-7/23 (Show: 7/25, 6 pm)
PROJECT OPEN HEARTS OPEN HOMES
Lunch option available for $60 per session Early drop off 8:30 am: $85/$110
Price of 2 week session includes DVD of Performance Project Open Hearts Open Homes provides respite and comfort to
Orientation/Placement Day: Sunday 6/20 Israeli teens whose lives have been affected by terror and war. Teen
Adventures will welcome approximately 18 Israeli teens who are
hosted by local families and, together with the American teens,
participate in traveling to the camp's exciting destinations. If you are
TWO-WEEK SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE interested in finding out more about becoming a host family for
Project Open Hearts Open Homes, please contact Sara Lewis at
Learn the moves that make dancers so beautiful on stage, screen, film, 201.408.1469.
TV and Broadway (High School Musical 3, Happiness, 13, and Shrek the
Musical). Four days a week of basic technique that explores all the lat-
est crazes and new dance forms. Improve the skills you love in ballet,
jazz, tap, hip-hop, beginner acrobatics, ballroom, and Latin dance.
Build strength and flexibility while having a great time! All instructors
are experienced choreographers and teachers in major New York City
dance schools, whose students are currently performing on Broadway,
Lincoln Center, and National Tours. Videos, movie time and snack-
time included (bring your lunch). Please
201.408.1495 for more information.
Allyson Carolan at
Ages 6-16 Mondays-Thursdays 8/16-8/26 10:30 am–3 pm $360/$440
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JCC SPORTS CAMPS WITH JOE AGOSTO 2010 JCC MACCABI ARTSFEST
Designed to offer personalized AN ARTS EXPERIENCE FOR JEWISH TEENS ENTERING GRADES 8-12
attention and instruction in fund- Meet teens from all over the world sharing what you love to do!
amental sports skills and player Participants can choose from the following artistic mediums: Acting,
development. Every level of skill Creative Writing, Culinary Arts, Dance, Jazz, Musical Theater,
and experience are offered so that Photography, Rock/ Pop, Visual Arts, and Vocal Music.
☎ Sara Lewis, ext. 1469.
each child has the opportunity to
learn, practice and compete with-
in the arena of their skill level. Sunday-Friday 8/8-8/13 BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Build self esteem through sports in a relaxed and fun environment –
start now! ☎
Oumar Soumare, ext. 1474.
MARTY PERLMAN SPORTS SCHOOL – BOYS & GIRLS AGES 3-5
THURNAUER CHAMBER MUSIC CAMP
PLAY BY PLAY
Zoran Jakovcic, Director
Monday-Friday 8/23-8/27 9 am-12/2/4 pm $200/$300/$375
Monday-Friday 8/30-9/3 9 am-12/2/4 pm $200/$300/$375 Chamber Music Camp brings together talented young musicians and
MARTY PERLMAN SPORTS SCHOOL – BOYS & GIRLS GRADES K-8 an acclaimed faculty of artists and educators to experience the joys of
Monday-Friday 8/23-8/27 9 am-3 pm $275
ensemble playing in an atmosphere of success and enjoyment. The
Monday-Friday 8/30-9/3 9 am-3 pm $275
camp accepts a select group of string players and pianists, ages 6 to
18, based on auditions, interviews and recommendations. Students
BASKETBALL CAMP – BOYS & GIRLS GRADES 3-9
are divided into ensembles according to age and skill level.
Monday-Friday 8/30-9/3 9 am-3 pm $274
☎ ext. 1465 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Age 6-18 Monday-Friday 6/28-7/2 9:15–3 pm
SUPER SOCCER STARS CAMP
Have fun with Super Stars in a program designed to teach and
strengthen soccer skills. Enhance your child’s understanding of the JCC JAZZ CAMP
game and build confidence through interactive games and drills. Vinnie Sperrazza, Director
☎ Oumar Soumare, ext. 1474 for schedule. This is an intensive and exciting program for students interested in
Ages 7-12 Monday-Friday 6/21-6/25 9 am-3 pm $275 exploring jazz and improvisation. Students work with a faculty of dis-
tinguished professional musicians. Daily schedule includes creativity
workshops, ensemble rehearsals, a mid-day performance forum and
master classes. Students also attend classes in theory, improvisation,
THE MICHELLE WEISS CHILDREN’S listening and history. There are two student performances during the
TENNIS CAMP camp. ☎ ext. 1465 or email email@example.com.
For Beginner, Intermediate and Experienced Students
Fulfill the aspirations of your budding tennis stars with a program Ages 12+ Monday-Friday 8/2-8/6 11 am-5 pm
designed to teach and strengthen tennis skills. Enhance your child’s Ages 12+ Monday-Friday 8/9-8/13 11 am-5 pm
understanding of the game and build confidence through interactive
games and drills. Lunch and swimming options are available. Register
for one week or full session.
Oumar Soumare, ext. 1474 for
FLUTESTARS SUMMER CAMP
Grades K-3 Monday-Friday 7/5-7/16 9 am-3 pm
Noelle Perrin, Director
Grades 4-6 Monday-Friday 7/19-7/30 9 am-3 pm
$275 for one week $475 for two weeks Daily schedule includes masterclass-style lessons, private practice
time, small and large ensemble rehearsals. Emphasis will be on devel-
opment of good tone and refined technique. Rehearsal schedule is
mixed with plenty of free time for socializing and recreation. This
2010 JCC MACCABI GAMES exciting week culminates with a final concert in which flutists will
perform solos, duets, trios, and large ensemble music. Tuition
• Boys Basketball • Boys Baseball • Boys/Girls Tennis includes lunches, snacks, daily swim, and camp t-shirt. Free consul-
• Boys/Girls Soccer • Boys/Girls Swim tations available from Ms. Perrin, who can be contacted through the
• Boys/Girls Dance • Table Tennis music school at 201.408.1465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
☎ Sara Lewis, ext. 1469 for tryout dates and times. For Intermediate – Advanced Flutists
Ages 6+ Monday-Friday 8/23-8/27 8 am-3:30 pm
Sunday-Friday 8/1-8/6 RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
Sunday-Friday 8/8-8/13 BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
16 WINTER/SPRING 2010 201.569.7900
CAMPS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS CAMP HAVERIM
(JCC MEMBERSHIP NOT REQUIRED FOR THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS)
Camp Haverim is a two-week camp
TIKVAH PART OF THE NEIL KLATSKIN DAY CAMP (SEE PAGE 12)
designed for children and teens ages
3-21 with special needs including:
Designed for children and adolescents Autistic Spectrum Disorder • Asperger
who have special needs, Tikvah provides Syndrome • Communication and Lear-
a diverse full-day program including aca- ning Differences • Moderately Neuro-
demic remediation, adaptive physical logical and Cognitive Delays • Develop-
education, arts & crafts, drama, enter- mental Disabilities who attend 11 months of special schooling.
tainers, extended nights, instructional Camp Haverim provides: Social Skills Training • Swimming • Sports
and recreational swim, Judaic program- and Adaptive Physical Education • Music • Art • Dance •Yoga in
ming, music, theme days, carnivals and addition to Academic enrichment.
entertainment, playground time, trips, Certified/experienced head teachers, assistants and volunteers
Oneg Shabbat celebrations and more. provide a 1:1 camper/staff ratio.
Group sizes range from 3-6 campers,
staffed by a minimum of two caring and Space is limited. Group sizes are between 4-8 campers. Priority is
qualified counselors. All prospective given to returning campers, participants in Special Services programs
campers must receive an intake interview.
the camp office at and JCC members. Intake interview is required for all perspective
campers. JCC membership is not required for Camp Haverim.
Camp Haverim accepts payment from approved DDD Social Service
Ages 5-15 Monday-Friday 6/28-8/20 9 am-4 pm
Agency Providers as well as full payment from sending School
Districts. Limited scholarships/financial aid is available on an as need-
ed basis. ☎
Shelley Levy, at ext. 1489 or email at email@example.com,
Colleen Lofaro, Camp Haverim Coordinator, ext. 1490.
ON OUR OWN SUMMER PROGRAM
Ages 3-21 Monday-Friday 8/12-8/25 9:30 am-2:30 pm $1050/$1325
SUMMER VACATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE ALL ROLLED INTO ONE!!!
Sponsored in part through the Hana and Stanley Goldberg, MD, Fund
The On Our Own summer for Camp Haverim, the Ronald L. and Meryl Gallatin Camp Haverim
program provides a 6-week Scholarship Fund and the MindWorks Charitable Family Trust.
life skills vocational and
recreational program for teens
and young adults with special
needs including: CAMP DREAM STREET
• Autism Spectrum Disorder THE PEARL SEIDEN SUMMER PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WITH
CANCER AND OTHER BLOOD DISORDERS
• Communication and
A special, weeklong day camp experience
• Moderate Cognitive Delays serving the social needs of children with
• Developmental Disabilities. cancer and other blood disorders.
On Our Own includes vocational training within the JCC and at com- Siblings are invited to participate in the
munity based organizations, academic enrichment, swimming, yoga, wide variety of social and recreational
art, music, dance, cooking, computers, social skills training, weekly activities. Programs include arts and
trips in the community and more! Intake interview required. Door-to- crafts, sports, dance, nature, music,
door transportation is available within a 15 mile radius in Bergen swimming and entertainment, all held in
County ONLY. age-appropriate groupings.
On Our Own accepts payment from approved DDD Service Agency Volunteer staff opportunities available.
Providers and referring school districts. Limited scholarships and Teens ages 16+ are encouraged to apply by May 15, 2010. Anyone
interested in having the best week ever and earning community sevice
financial aid are available on an as needed basis. Contact Shelley Levy,
Guttenberg Center for Special Services Director, 201.408.1489 or hours Lisa Robins, Director, ext. 1455 or email
email firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com
Ages 4-14 Monday-Friday 8/23-8/27 9:30 am-3 pm Free
Ages 16-30 Monday-Friday 6/28-8/6 9:30 am-3:30 pm $4250/$5000
Family Picnic Sunday 8/29 12-2 pm
Sponsored by the Dream Street Foundation, Children’s Hospital of New
York Presbyterian, Tomorrows Children’s Institute of Hackensack
University Medical Center, Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, Beatman
Foundation, RD Legal Funding, LLC and Jenna’s Rainbow Foundation
www.jccotp.org TEEN SERVICES 17
Teen Services vrag hbc
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MAY 14, 2010
This countywide fund offers annual, competitive grants to needy,
well-deserving college-bound Jewish students in Bergen County,
including students with special needs. Open to undergraduates who
wish to attend a 4-year college in the United States or Israel. Students
must possess a demonstrated financial need and be in good academ-
ic standing. Grants are not renewable but students
may apply each year. Applications must be submit-
ted on or before May 14, 2010. Applications (an
original and four copies) should be mailed
directly to the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades,
Attention: Ronit Gorelik. ☎ Debra Turitz,
ext. 1450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by the Hildegard & Sidney
Schonfeld Jewish Community
College Scholarship Fund
ext. 1470 Judi Davidsohn Nahary, Youth Services Director ISRAEL PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS
ext. 1469 Sarah Lewis, Teen Services Director
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2010.
Our programs build leadership, self-esteem and community aware- Planning to travel to Israel during the summer of 2010 or participate
ness, and include social and recreational experiences, community in March of the Living? Scholarships are based on leadership poten-
service, leadership development, seminars and Jewish education. tial, desire to travel, and ability to return to the community as a youth
leader. Participants must currently be in Grades 9-11. Call Judi
Nahary, ext. 1470 or e-mail email@example.com to receive an applica-
SATURDAY NIGHTS AT THE “J” tion. Awards are provided through the endowment funds of Morton
There is no better place to see all of your friends on Saurday night and Betty Steinberg, the Rubin Family, and the Samuel Warshauer
than the JCC! Check out a movie in the Eric Brown Theater, play in Israel Program Scholarships.
a basketball tournament, or groove to a DJ! Please ☎ Sara Lewis, ext.
1469, for schedule of middle school and high school events.
Saturdays 7-10 pm
LEARNING TO BABYSIT FOR CHILDREN
WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
SAT PREP COURSE Janet Bush
Teens are trained by a special needs
Irwin Dolgoff and Jerry Silverstein, Academic Achievement
master educator, through intense
This workshop has been very successful in helping hundreds of stu- workshops, videos, and meetings
dents for over 30 years. Enrolling in this course allows you to repeat with parents and professionals.
the course for a $150 materials/administration fee. A $150 nonre- Students will be certified in CPR and
fundable deposit is required to save a seat in the class. Full balance First Aid, with additional topics
must be paid by the first class. including: rights and responsibilities,
Open House: Tuesday 1/12 7–8 pm child development and behavioral
7 Sessions Sundays 1/17-3/7 8:45 am–12 pm problems, caring for the special needs
7 Sessions Sundays 3/14-4/25 8:45 am–12 pm child, nutrition, handling emergencies, caring for a sick child and
$465 member $525 nonmember 25S006 more. If you have a group of at least five teens who would like to form
their own class, please ☎ Sara Lewis at ext. 1469 for information.
8 Tuesdays 2/1-3/29 7-8:30 pm $55/$75 25M010
This program is made possible, in part, by the Gruss-Lipper Family
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COMMUNITY SERVICE AND
JOB OPPORTUNITIES WALKING FOR THE WORLD
JOIN “TEAM PALISADES” AS WE WALK
Have fun while fulfilling your community service requirements for FOR A CAUSE.
school or pre bar/bat mitzvah project. Or just do a mitzvah at the
JCC. ☎ Sara Lewis, ext. 1469 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. This walking club will participate in
MANY VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO MAKE THE PURIM CARNIVAL ON various charity walks throughout the
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH A SUCCESS. PLEASE CONTACT SARA LEWIS TO year, keeping fit and donating to some
VOLUNTEER. great causes! The kickoff will take place this
May for the JCC’s Rubin Run and Relay For Life, a life-changing
event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a
JCC TEEN PHILANTHROPY INSTITUTE chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer,
WHAT IF SOMEONE GAVE YOU $10,000 TO HELP FIX THE WORLD? remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.
☎ Sara Lewis, ext. 1469 for more information.
One of the greatest gifts we can ever bestow on our youth is teaching
them the importance of giving. This impressive program will foster a
new generation of committed, influential leaders who embrace the TEEN ADVENTURES TRAVEL CAMP
Jewish values of Chesed, Tzedakah, and Tikkun Olam. Participants will
gain valuable leadership skills, form bonds with socially conscious An exciting five week program for teens that features twice weekly
Jewish peers, and learn how to make a difference. trips to amusement parks, water parks, beaches, baseball games, trips
into Manhattan! Now featuring numerous community service oppor-
We invite interested teens to apply. Class will be limited to 20 post tunities every week and a five day extended trip! ☎ Sara Lewis, ext.
Bar/Bat Mitzvah teens, who will serve on a grant-making board, learn 1469 for more information.
how to become a strategic philanthropist, and contribute to a pooled
6/28-7/30 with extended trip 7/26-7/30
fund that will support a selected charity.
EACH PARTICIPANT CONTRIBUTES $250. A DONOR MATCHES THE FUNDS.
THE GROUP THEN WORKS TOGETHER TO GIVE $10,000 G
CABI AMES ®
TO THE ORGINIZATION(S) OF THEIR CHOICE. 2010 JCC MACCABI GAMES M
☎ Judi Nahary, ext. 1470 or e-mail email@example.com. RICHMOND, VA: AUGUST 1-6, 2010
The program is sponsored by the Jewish Teen Funders Network, BALTIMORE MD: AUGUST 8-13, 2010
The Leonard Rubin Fund for Leadership Development, UJA-NNJ FA M
I LY T E A
and individual contributors JEWISH TEENS AGES 13-16
• Boys Basketball • Boys Baseball • Boys/Girls Tennis
• Boys/Girls Soccer • Boys/Girls Swim • Boys/Girls Dance
• Table Tennis • Golf • Track & Field
☎ Sara Lewis, ext. 1469, for tryout dates and times. Limited spots
PROJECT OPEN HEARTS
OPEN HOMES 2010 JCC MACCABI ARTSFEST
Project Open Hearts Open Homes provides respite and comfort
to Israeli teens whose lives have been affected by terror and war. AUGUST 8-13, 2010
Teen Adventures will welcome approximately 18 Israeli teens
who are hosted by local families and, JEWISH TEENS ENTERING GRADES 8-12
together with the American teens, • Acting/Improv • Creative Writing
participate in traveling to the camp’s • Culinary Arts • Dance • Jazz
exciting destinations. • Musical Theater • Photography • Rock/Pop
If you are interested in finding • Visual Arts • Vocal Music... and more!
out more about becoming a host ☎ Sara Lewis, ext. 1469, for audition dates and times.
family for Project Open Hearts
Open Homes, please ☎ Sara
Lewis ext. 1469 or email
www.jccotp.org AQUATICS 19
STAFF LEVEL 1
Water exploration. Develop elementary aquatic skills. Front and back
ext. 1473 Irina Shevchenko, Aquatics Director float introduced.
ext. 1471 Juya Cho, Head Swim Coach
Age 3-4 17 Sundays 1/24-6/6 9:30-10 am $323 64S011
Age 3-4 16 Mondays 1/25-6/7 4-4:30 pm $256 64M011
The Aquatic program at the JCC offers not only year-round lap swim-
Age 3-4 17 Thursdays 1/28-6/10 4:30-5 pm $272 64R011
ming, but enough indoor and outdoor pools to fit everyone’s prefer-
Age 5-6 17 Sundays 1/24-6/6 9-9:30 am $323 64S010
ences and needs. CPR-trained, experienced instructors are available
Age 5-6 17 Tuesdays 1/26-6/8 4:30-5 pm $272 64T010
to teach correct swim techniques. Small classes help keep instruction
personalized and safe. Age 5-6 17 Wednesdays 1/27-6/9 4-4:30 pm $272 65W010
There is the 25-meter, six-lane Epstein indoor pool, heated indoor
kid-sized training pool, a five-lane, 25-meter outdoor pool with a div- LEVEL 2
ing board and an outdoor intermediate and baby pool as well as an Primary skills developed such as the back float, back crawl and crawl
outdoor wading pool. Lifeguards are on duty at all times. All children stroke. For children who have elementary skills.
7 yrs. and younger MUST be supervised by an adult at all times.
Age 4-5 17 Sundays 1/24-6/6 9-9:30 am $323 64S021
Age 4-5 17 Tuesdays 1/26-6/8 4-4:30 pm $272 64T021
Toddlers, Preschool and Children’s Classes: All children five years
Age 4-5 17 Thursdays 1/28-6/10 4-4:30 pm $272 64R021
and older must be swim-tested before enrolling in a swim class
Age 5-7 17 Sundays 1/24-6/6 11-11:30 am $323 64S020
unless they hold a Red Cross card indicating their current level.
Age 5-7 16 Mondays 1/25-6/7 4:30-5 pm $256 64M020
Age 5-7 17 Wednesdays 1/27-6/9 4:30-5 pm $272 64W020
Must be at least 15 years old and a good swimmer (as determined by
instructor on the first night of class). Life guarding course includes Stroke readiness. elementary backstroke and fundamentals of tread-
First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Please ☎ ext. 1473 ing water are introduced. Child must be able to swim 15m front crawl
(after March 15) for information and registration. and back stroke.
$319/$419 non-refundable Age 5-6 17 Sundays 1/24-6/6 11-11:30 am $323 64S032
Age 7-10 17 Sundays 1/24-6/6 9-9:30 am $323 64S030
Age 7-10 16 Mondays 1/25-6/7 4:30-5 pm $256 64M030
WAVERUNNERS SWIM TEAM Age 7-10 17 Wednesdays 1/27-6/9 4-4:30 pm $272 64W030
Age 5-6 17 Thursday 1/28-6/10 4:30-5 pm $272 64R030
Spring session will concentrate on strokes, starts, turns, and LEVEL 4
endurance without any competitions. Newcomers to the team are Stroke development. Breaststroke and sidestroke are introduced. The
welcome to join after being evaluated by our coaching staff. There is child must be able to swim 25m front crawl and backstroke.
an extra charge for training fins. Ext. 1473.
Age 6-11 17 Sundays 1/24-6/6 9:30-10 am $323 64S040
Mondays, Tuesday & Thursdays 3/15-6/10 $475/$675 non-refundable Age 6-11 17 Wednesday 1/27-6/9 4:30-5 pm $272 64W040
10 and under: 5-6 pm 11 and over: 6-7 pm (no practices 3/29-4/8)
RED CROSS SWIM LEVELS Stroke refinement. Coordination and refinement of strokes are devel-
oped. Butterfly stroke is introduced.
WATER BABIES, PARENT/TODDLERS
Age 6-11 17 Sundays 1/24-6/6 10-10:30 am $323 64S050
Introduction to basic water skills. Parents learn how to work with
their children in the water. Non-toilet-trained children must wear
special swim diapers (can be purchased at the Courtesy Desk ) and a LEVEL 6-7
bathing suit. Skill proficiency. Polish strokes learned in level 5. Endurance is
WATER BABIES stressed.
6-18 months 17 Sundays 1/24-6/6 10-10:30 am $323 64S001 Age 6-11 17 Sundays 1/24-6/6 10:30-11 am $323 64S060
18-36 months 17 Sundays 1/24-6/6 9:30-10 am $323 64S002
18-36 months 17 Sundays 1/24-6/6 10:30-11 am $323 64S003
20 WINTER/SPRING 2010 201.569.7900
AGE CLASS DAY DATE TIME SESSIONS MEMBER CODE CLASS SIZE
6-18 mos. Water Babies S 1/24-6/6 10-10:30 am 17 $323 64S001 12
18-36 mos. Parent/Toddler Swimming S 1/24-6/6 9:30-10 am 17 $323 64S002 12
18-36 mos. Parent/Toddler Swimming S 1/24-6/6 10:30-11 am 17 $323 64S003 12
3-4 yrs Swimming Level 1 S 1/24-6/6 9:30-10 am 17 $323 64S011 6
3-4 yrs Swimming Level 1 M 1/25-6/7 4-4:30 pm 16 $256 64M011 6
3-4 yrs Swimming Level 1 Th 1/28-6/10 4:30–5 pm 17 $272 64R011 6
5-6 yrs Swimming Level 1 S 1/24-6/6 9-9:30 am 17 $323 64S010 6
5-6 yrs Swimming Level 1 T 1/26-6/8 4:30-5 pm 17 $272 64T010 6
5-6 yrs Swimming Level 1 W 1/27-6/9 4-4:30 pm 17 $272 64W010 6
4-5 yrs Swimming Level 2 S 1/24-6/6 9-9:30 am 17 $323 64S021 6
4-5 yrs Swimming Level 2 T 1/26-6/8 4-4:30 pm 17 $272 64T021 6
4-5 yrs Swimming Level 2 Th 1/28-6/10 4-4:30 pm 17 $272 64R021 6
5-7 yrs Swimming Level 2 S 1/24-6/6 11-11:30 am 17 $323 64S020 6
5-7 yrs Swimming Level 2 M 1/25-6/7 4:30-5 pm 16 $256 64M020 6
5-7 yrs Swimming Level 2 W 1/27-6/9 4:30-5 pm 17 $272 64W020 6
5-6 yrs Swimming Level 3 S 1/24-6/6 11-11:30 am 17 $323 64S032 7
5-6 yrs Swimming Level 3 Th 1/28-6/10 4:30-5 pm 17 $272 64R030 7
7-10 yrs Swimming Level 3 S 1/24-6/6 9-9:30 am 17 $323 64S030 7
7-10 yrs Swimming Level 3 M 1/25-6/7 4:30-5 pm 16 $256 64M030 7
7-10 yrs Swimming Level 3 W 1/27-6/9 4-4:30 pm 17 $272 64W030 7
6-11 yrs Swimming Level 4 S 1/24-6/6 9:30-10 am 17 $323 64S040 8
6-11 yrs Swimming Level 4 W 1/27-6/9 4:30-5 pm 17 $272 64W040 8
6-11 yrs Swimming Level 5 S 1/24-6/6 10-10:30 am 17 $323 64S050 8
6-11 yrs Swimming Level 6-7 S 1/24-6/6 10:30-11 am 17 $323 64S060 9
AQUA CLASSES NEW! START AND TURN CLINIC
ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION AQUATIC PROGRAM 10 Wednesday 3/17-6/9 $175/$275 non-refundable
Ofira Mor OTR/L 10 and under: 5-6 pm 11 and over : 6-7 pm
AFAP is a recreational water exercise program designed and devel-
oped by the Arthritis Foundation for people with arthritis and
related conditions. Water exercise is especially beneficial for people
with arthritis because it reduces stress on joints and muscles, lessens PRIVATE AND SEMIPRIVATE LESSONS
joint stiffness and increases stamina and range of motion. Class meets
in Epstein Pool. ☎ Linda, ext. 1479 for more information. ADULTS AND CHILDREN
Lessons must be paid for at the Courtesy Desk in advance. There are
12 Tuesday 1/5-3/23 10:45-11:25 am $120/$156 60T211
no refunds for any private lessons. ☎ Irina Shevchenko, ext.1473.
(no class 3/30 & 4/6)
14 Thursday 1/7-4/8 10:45-11:25 am $140/$182 60R212 PRIVATE LESSONS
One 30-minute lesson $53 Three 30-minute lessons $144
AQUA FIT Five 30-minute lessons $240
This water workout, combines cardiovascular conditioning, low
impact aerobics and toning. The class format accommodates all levels SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS FOR 2 PEOPLE
as well as those with moderate medical conditions. Class meets in the One 30-minute lesson $76 Five 30 minute lessons $330
13 Wednesday 1/6-4/7 11-11:45 am $195/$247 60W112 PRIVATE LESSONS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS
(no class on 3/31)
Children must be approved by Special Services Director
$60/$70 One-30 minute lesson $550 for 10 lessons members only
Epstein Family Pool Schedule
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
7-9 am 5:30-9 am 5:30-9 am 5:30-9 am 5:30-9 am 5:30-9 am
Lap Swim 5 lane Lap Swim Lap Swim Lap Swim Lap Swim Lap Swim
9 am-12pm 9 am-12 pm 9 am-12 pm 9 am-12 pm 9 am-12 pm 9 am-12 pm
Lap Swim 3 lanes Lap Swim Lap Swim Lap Swim Lap Swim Lap Swim
Family Swim 1 lane
Classes 2 lanes
12-5 pm 11-11:45 am 10:45-11:25 am 11-11:45 am 10:45-11:25 am 9:30-10:15 am
Lap Swim 4 lanes Aqua Fit 3 lanes Arthritis Aquatics Aqua Fit 3 lanes Arthritis Aquatics Aqua Fit 3 lanes
Family Swim 2 lanes 3 lanes
1-3 pm 12-4 pm 12-4 pm 12-4 pm 12-4 pm 12-3 pm
Lap Swim 5 lanes Lap Swim Lap Swim Lap Swim Lap Swim Lap Swim
Classes 1 lane 1-3 pm Senior Swim 1-2:30 pm 1-3 pm Senior Swim
MS Swim 4 lanes
Lap Swim 2 lanes
5-6:45 pm 4-5 pm 4-5 pm 4-5 pm 4-5 pm 3-4:40 pm*
Lap Swim Lap Swim 3 lanes Lap Swim 3 lanes Lap Swim 3 lanes Lap Swim 3 lanes Lap Swim 4 lanes
LGT-3 lanes Classes 3 lanes Classes 3 lanes Classes 3 lanes Classes 3 lanes Family Swim 2 lanes
5-7 pm 5-7 pm 5-7 pm 5-7 pm
Swim Team 6 Lanes Swim Team 6 Lanes Swim Team 6 Lanes Swim Team 6 Lanes
7-9:45 pm* 7-9:45 pm* 7-9:45 pm* 7-9:45 pm*
Lap Swim 3 lanes Lap Swim 3 lanes Lap Swim 3 lanes Lap Swim 3 lanes
Family Swim 3 lanes THS 3 lanes THS 3 lanes THS 3 lanes
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
7-9 am 5:30-9:30 am 5:30-9:30 am 5:30-9:30 am 5:30-11:30 am 5:30 am-3:40 pm* Open
Open Open Open Open Open
9 am-12 pm 9:30 am-12 pm 9:30 am-12 pm 9:30-11 am
Deep Side Closed for Closed for classes Closed for classes Closed for classes
10 am-5 pm 12-4 pm Open 12-1 pm Open 12-4 pm Open
Crib Side Open 1-3 pm Closed
12-6:45 pm 4-5 pm 4-5 pm 4-5 pm 4-5 pm
Deep Side Open Closed for classes Closed for classes Closed for classes Closed for classes
5-9:45 pm Open 5-9:45 pm Open 5-9:45 pm Open 5-9:45 pm Open
(THS) Tenafly High School: September-February, Thursdays, 8:30-9:45 pm / Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9-10:30 pm
(LGT) Lifeguard Training Course: October-December and March-June, Wednesdays, 7-9 pm / Sundays, 5-7 pm
Water Safety Instructors Course: May-June, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9:45 pm
Birthday Parties: Sundays, 3-5 pm
*SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE FOR SPECIAL EVENT
1. No flotation devices are permitted in the main pool. 2. No glass containers or food are permitted on the pool deck.
3. Parents must supervise their children at all times while using the indoor aquatic facilities.
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SOCCER CLINIC: SOC-IT-TO-ME & INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED SOCCER
Super Soccer Stars
Soccer fundamentals, drills and team games. Children learn to work
as a team.
Grades 1-3 16 Tuesdays 1/26-6/8 4:30-5:30 pm $352 63TS30
Grades 1-3 17 Thursdays 1/28-6/10 4:30-5:30 pm $374 63RS30
INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED SOCCER
Grades 4-6 16 Mondays 1/25-6/7 4:30-5:30 pm $352 63MS30
TOTAL GOLF ADVENTURES
TGA provides all equipment, including new types of technology that
ensure a safe and fun atmosphere while utilizing any sized location,
whether indoors or out. TGA’s curriculums were developed with
industry leading PGA Professionals and PhD’s in Child Development
STAFF and Education to foster each student’s achievement as they advance
ext. 1474 Oumar Soumaré, Athletic Director through TGA’s five level program. The teaching methods ensure that
the lesson plans are fun for the students to learn and easy to retain.
Grades K-3 10 Wednesdays 1/27-4/14 4:30-5:30 pm $220 63WG30
CHILDREN’S AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES Grades 4-8 10 Wednesdays 1/27-4/14 5:30-6:30 pm $220 63WG50
ONE-ON-ONE SPORTS SKILLS TRAINING
Convenient cost effective lessons. ☎ ext 1474 to schedule a time. CHILDREN’S SOCCER LEAGUE
(2 DIVISIONS: GRADES 1-3 & 4-6)
Private for ages 5-14 1/2 hour $46 one hour $71
Semi-private for ages 5-14 1/2 hour $71 one hour $102 WINTER
TRYOUTS Sunday 1/24 Grades 1-3: 2-3 pm Grades 4-6: 3-4 pm
TAE KWON DO TRYOUTS Wednesday 1/27 Grades 1-3: 5:30-6:30 pm Grades 4-6: 6:30-7:30 pm
Master Tom Park, 5th Degree Black Belt Practices Thursdays 5:30-6:30 pm $178
Ages 3-5 15 Mondays 1/25-5/24 2:10-2:55 pm $330 63MT10
Sunday 1/31-4/11 Grades 1-3: 2-3 pm Grades 4-6: 4-5 pm
Ages 3-5 15 Mondays 1/25-5/24 3:40-4:25 pm $330 63MT40
Playoff & Championship: 4/18
Ages 6-14 16 Mondays 1/25-6/7 4:30-5:30 pm $352 63MT30
Ages 3-5 15 Wednesdays 1/27-5/26 2:10-2:55pm $330 63WT10
Ages 3-5 15 Wednesdays 1/27-1/26 3:40-4:25pm $330 63WT40 SPRING
Ages 6-14 17 Wednesdays 1/27-6/9 4:30-5:15pm $374 63WT30 TRYOUTS Sunday 4/11 Grades 1-3: 2-3 pm Grades 4-6: 3-4 pm
TRYOUTS Wednesday 4/14 Grades 1-3: 5:30-6:30 pm Grades 4-6: 6:30-7:30 pm
Practices Thursdays 5:30-6:30 pm $178
Super Soccer Stars Sunday 4/18-6/13 Grades 1-3: 2-3 pm Grades 4-6: 4-5 pm
Soccer fundamentals, drills and games designed especially for the pre-
schooler, who wants to learn.
Ages 3-5 15 Mondays 1/25-5/24 2:10-2:55 pm $330 63MS10
Ages 3-5 15 Mondays 1/25-5/24 3:40-4:25 pm $330 63MS40
Ages 3-5 15 Thursdays 1/28-5/27 2:10-2:55 pm $330 63RS10 MEN’S OPEN GYM SOCCER
Ages 3-5 15 Thursdays 1/28-5/27 3:40-4:25 pm $330 63RS40
☎ ext. 1474.
Tuesdays Ongoing 8-10 pm Taub Gym Free to members
TRICYCLES TO BICYCLES
Learn balance, control and maneuverability. Safety and rules of the
road are taught. Bring your own bike and helmet. Join us for a great pick up game! ☎ ext. 474.
Day and time by arrangement 5 30-minute lessons for $250 Fridays Ongoing 9:15 am Taub Gym Free to members
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AGE/GRADE CLASS NAME DAY DATES TIME SESSIONS INSTRUCTOR COST CODE
3-5 yrs (pre-K) Beginner Soccer M 1/25-5/24 2:10-2:55 pm 15 Super Soccer $330 63MS10
3-5 yrs (pre-K) Beginner Soccer M 1/25-5/24 3:40-4:25 pm 15 Super Soccer $330 63MS40
3-5 yrs (pre-K) Beginner Soccer Th 1/28-5/27 2:10-2:55 pm 15 Super Soccer $330 63RS10
3-5 yrs (pre-K) Beginner Soccer Th 1/28-5/27 3:40-4:25 pm 15 Super Soccer $330 63RS40
3-5 yrs (pre-K) Pee Wee Tennis T 1/26-5/26 2:10-2:55 pm 15 Andrew Eisler $330 63TR10
3-5 yrs (pre-K) Pee Wee Tennis T 1/26-5/26 3:40-4:25 pm 15 Andrew Eisler $330 63TR40
3-5 yrs (pre-K) Pee Wee Tennis W 1/27-5/26 2:10-2:55 pm 15 Andrew Eisler $330 63WR10
3-5 yrs (pre-K) Pee Wee Tennis W 1/27-5/26 3:40-4:25 pm 15 Andrew Eisler $330 63WR40
3-5 yrs (pre-K) Tae Kwon Do M 1/25-5/24 2:10-2:55 pm 15 Master T Park $330 63MT10
3-5 yrs (pre-K) Tae Kwon Do M 1/25-5/24 3:40-4:25 pm 15 Master T Park $330 63MT40
6-14 yrs Tae Kwon Do M 1/25-6/7 4:30-5:30 pm 16 Master T Park $352 63MT30
3-5 yrs (pre-K) Tae Kwon Do W 1/27-5/26 2:10-2:55 pm 15 Master T Park $330 63WT10
3-5 yrs (pre-K) Tae Kwon Do W 1/27-5/26 3:40-4:25 pm 15 Master T Park $330 63WT40
6-14 yrs Tae Kwon Do W 1/27-6/9 4:30-5:15 pm 17 Master T Park $374 63WT30
Grades 1-3 Soc-It-To Me T 1/26-6/8 4:30-5:30 pm 16 Super Soccer $352 63TS30
Grades 1-3 Soc-It-To Me Th 1/28-6/10 4:30-5:30 pm 17 Super Soccer $374 63RS30
Grades 4-6 Int. & Adv. Soccer M 1/25-6/7 4:30-5:30 pm 16 Super Soccer $352 63MS30
Grades 1-2 Jr. Development Tennis M 1/25-6/7 4:30-5:30 pm 16 Andrew Eisler $352 63MR30
Grades 3-5 Jr. Development Tennis M 1/25-6/7 5:30-6:30 pm 16 Andrew Eisler $352 63MR30
Grades 1-2 Jr. Development Tennis W 1/27-6/9 4:30-5:30 pm 17 Andrew Eisler $374 63WR30
Grades 3-5 Jr. Development Tennis W 1/27-6/9 5:30-6:30 pm 17 Andrew Eisler $374 63WR50
Grades K-3 Total Golf Adventures W 1/27-4/14 4:30-5:30 pm 10 Kevin Rooney $220 63WG30
Grades 4-8 Total Golf Adventures W 1/27-4/14 5:30-6:30 pm 10 Kevin Rooney $220 63WG50
MICHELLE WEISS CHILDREN’S TENNIS PROGRAM
Our pros Andrew Eisler and Mike Rosensweet teach the basics to our budding tennis stars.
☎ Oumar Soumare, ext. 1474.
PEE WEE TENNIS
An introduction to tennis for children. Racquets provided.
Ages 3-5 15 Tuesdays 1/26-5/25 2:10-2:55 pm $330 63TR10
Ages 3-5 15 Tuesdays 1/26-5/25 3:40-4:25 pm $330 63TR10
Ages 3-5 15 Wednesdays 1/27-5/26 2:10-2:55 pm $330 63WR10
Ages 3-5 15 Wednesdays 1/27-5/26 3:40-4:25 pm $330 63WR10
JR. DEVELOPMENT TENNIS
Students should provide their own racquets.
Grades 1-2 16 Mondays 1/25-6/7 4:30-5:30 pm $352 63MR30
Grades 3-5 16 Mondays 1/25-6/7 5:30-6:30 pm $352 63MR50
Grades 1-2 17 Wednesdays 1/27-6/9 4:30-5:30 pm $374 63WR30
Grades 3-5 17 Wednesdays 1/27-6/9 5:30-6:30 pm $374 63WR50
PRIVATE TENNIS LESSONS FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS
☎ Oumar Soumare, ext. 1474 to schedule a time.
Monday-Thursday: 4:30-10 pm Sunday: 7 am-7 pm
PRIVATE 1/2 hour: $46 one hour: $71
SEMI-PRIVATE 1/2 hour: $71 one hour: $102
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Gym Activity Schedule
JOSEPH AND ARLENE TAUB GYM (FRONT GYM)
THE KAPLEN GYM (BACK GYM)
6 PM 6:30 PM 7 PM 7:30 PM 8-10 PM
Monday Taub/right Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym
Taub/left Finish the Day Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym
Kaplen/front Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym
Kaplen/back Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym
Tuesday Taub/right JCC Basketball JCC Basketball JCC Basketball JCC Basketball JCC Basketball
Taub/left JCC Basketball JCC Basketball JCC Basketball JCC Basketball JCC Basketball
Kaplen/front Teen Sports Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym Men's Open Soccer
Kaplen/back Finish the Day Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym Men's Open Soccer
Wednesday Taub/right Teen Sports Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym
Taub/left Finish the Day Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym
Kaplen/front Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym
Kaplen/back Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym
Thursday Taub/right Open Gym Open Gym Open gym Open Gym Open Gym
Taub/left Finish the Day Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym
Kaplen/front Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym
Kaplen/back Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym Open Gym
8-9:30 AM 9:30-10:30 AM 10:30-11 AM 10:30-12 PM 11 AM-7 PM 5-7 PM
Sunday Taub/right Table Tennis Table Tennis Table Tennis Open Gym Open Gym
Taub/left Open Gym Special Services Birthday Parties Open Gym
Kaplen/front JCC Basketball JCC Basketball JCC Basketball JCC Basketball JCC Basketball JCC Basketball
Kaplen/back JCC Basketball JCC Basketball JCC Basketball JCC Basketball JCC Basketball JCC Basketball
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JCC Basketball led by Joe Agosto kx rusf
MEN’S WINTER BASKETBALL LEAGUE
MEN’S 4-ON-4 OPEN LEAGUE
This season will feature 8 games plus playoffs for all teams, including
two professional referees and scorekeepers with electronic score-
boards. Locker rooms with changing areas wll be available for all
players. Teams must have a minimum of 8 players (2 non-members
per team allowed). Official league schedules will be finalized after all
players/teams are registered. Games will be played at the JCC.
Download the registration form on our website at www.jccotp.org or
☎ Oumar Soumare, ext. 1474.
8 Thursdays 3/3-4/28 7, 8 & 9 pm
Playoffs: 5/5 Championship: 5/12
Individual free agent (includes game jersey): $100/$150
VACATION BASKETBALL MINI CAMPS
WITH JOE AGOSTO
ext. 1474 Oumar Soumaré, Athletic Director
Featuring skill stations, regulation games, group and individual
instruction, 3-point shooting contests and foul shooting contests.
Camp options for grades K-8.
MARTY LEVITT INSTRUCTIONAL Monday-Friday 1/18-1/22 9 am-3 pm $250
WITH JOE AGOSTO
An instructional basketball program along with accompanying bas-
ketball instructors for all children in the 1st through 6th grades. The
program will be split up into age-appropriate groups and will focus
on fundamental skills and drills to learn and improve basketball skills
at all levels. From dribbling to passing to shooting and defense, all
children will learn the fundamentals as well as participate in actual
basketball games. If your child has game experience, we will make
them even better! Basketball conditioning will also be a part of the
program. ☎ Oumar Soumare, ext. 1474.
Sundays 1/10-3/28 12-1 pm $200
(no class 2/14 & 2/21)
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AFTER SCHOOL SPORTS CLUB
LITTLE DRIBBLERS (2-2 1/2 YEAR OLDS) BASKETBALL BOOT CAMP (GRADES K-8)
An after-school athletic class for 2 to 3 years olds that focuses on basic Are you a Guard, Forward, or a Center? It won’t matter here! Our
motor skills through all types of games and sports. Your child will Basketball Boot Camp will challenge every position at every level with
learn the basics of running, jumping, throwing, kicking and playing in both skills training and conditioning. Master your position while
a fun yet structured and cooperative environment. Parents are required learning other positions and get into the best basketball shape of your
to attend and encouraged to participate. life! Seasoned basketball coaches and teachers, along with a strength
and conditioning coach will help you bring your game to the next
PEE WEE SPORTS (3-4 YEAR OLDS)
A basic introduction to ALL sports for children 3 to 4 years old. Learn
team sports skills in a playful and energetic environment. A great start See grid below for dates, times and fees.
for your young aspiring athlete.
SPORTS MANIA (4-5 YEAR OLDS)
For the young sport enthusiast, try this Sports Mania program. Play a
different sport each class. Participants will have a well rounded learn-
ing experience of all team and individual sports along with actual
games and competitions.
After School Sports Club
AGE/GRADE CLASS NAME DAY DATES TIME SESSIONS INSTRUCTOR COST CODE
Ages 2-21/2 Little Dribblers M 1/4-3/22 11:30 am-12:10 pm 10 Joe Agosto $220 66M32A
Ages 2-21/2 Little Dribblers W 1/6-3/24 11:30 am-12:10 pm 10 Joe Agosto $220 66W32A
Ages 2-21/2 Little Dribblers Th 1/7-3/25 11:30 am-12:10 pm 10 Joe Agosto $220 66R32A
Ages 3-4 Pee Wee Sports M 1/4-3/22 2:10-2:55 pm 10 Joe Agosto $220 66M35A
Ages 3-4 Pee Wee Sports T 1/5-3/23 2:10-2:55 pm 10 Joe Agosto $220 66T35A
Ages 3-4 Pee Wee Sports W 1/6-3/24 2:10-2:55 pm 10 Joe Agosto $220 66W35A
Ages 3-4 Pee Wee Sports Th 1/7-3/25 2:10-2:55 pm 10 Joe Agosto $220 66R35A
Ages 4-5 Sports Mania T 1/5-3/23 3:40-4:25 pm 10 Joe Agosto $220 66T36A
Ages 4-5 Sports Mania Th 1/7-3/25 3:40-4:25 pm 10 Joe Agosto $220 66R36A
Grades K-8 Basketball Boot Camp T 1/5-3/23 4:30-5:30 pm 10 Joe Agosto $220 66T37A
Grades K-8 Basketball Boot Camp Th 1/7-3/25 4:30-5:30 pm 10 Joe Agosto $220 66R37A
Ages 2-21/2 Little Dribblers M 4/12-5/24 11:30 am-12:10 pm 7 Joe Agosto $154 66M42A
Ages 2-21/2 Little Dribblers W 4/14-5/26 11:30 am-12:10 pm 6 Joe Agosto $132 66W42A
Ages 2-21/2 Little Dribblers Th 4/15-5/27 11:30 am-12:10 pm 5 Joe Agosto $110 66R42A
Ages 3-4 Pee Wee Sports M 4/12-5/24 2:10-2:55 pm 7 Joe Agosto $154 66M45A
Ages 3-4 Pee Wee Sports T 4/13-5/25 2:10-2:55 pm 6 Joe Agosto $132 66T45A
Ages 3-4 Pee Wee Sports W 4/14-5/26 2:10-2:55 pm 6 Joe Agosto $132 66W45A
Ages 3-4 Pee Wee Sports Th 4/15-5/27 2:10-2:55 pm 5 Joe Agosto $110 66R45A
Ages 4-5 Sports Mania T 4/13-5/25 3:40-4:25 pm 6 Joe Agosto $132 66T46A
Ages 4-5 Sports Mania Th 4/15-5/27 3:40-4:25 pm 5 Joe Agosto $110 66R46A
Grades K-8 Basketball Boot Camp T 4/13-5/25 4:30-5:30 pm 8 Joe Agosto $176 66T47A
Grades K-8 Basketball Boot Camp Th 4/15-5/27 4:30-5:30 pm 8 Joe Agosto $176 66R47A
FOR INFORMATION ON 2010 SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS SEE PAGE 14.
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School of vncv ,uhubnut
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND:
• Students who thrive in performance workshops need to take
technique classes to develop skills for the next performing level.
• Serious dancers must take ballet. Ballet is the basis for all other
forms of dance. Without ballet, a performer’s skills will not reach
• Talent is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration, ie: determination
and discipline! Come, enjoy, develop your talent.
• Classes & workshops for ages 3-10 are open to JCC members only.
Special Performing Arts programs have been made possible by an
annual gift from the Jamie Fitterman Charitable Foundation.
STAFF A WORLD OF IMAGINATION
ext. 1492 Deborah Roberts, Director These classes are offered in two cumulative semesters, but are defi-
ext. 1495 Allyson Carolan, Managing Director of Dance nitely designed to run for the full year. The first semester focuses on
ext. 1494 Amelia DeMayo, Vocal Studies Director skills, confidence and imagination, ending with an open class for fam-
ext. 1494 Debora Langweil, Program Assistant ilies. The second semester develops focus and skills to a level that stu-
ext. 1493 Inbal Israeli, Administrative Director dents can perform an end-of-year show.
ext. 1496 Ronit Gorelik, Administrative Assistant END-OF-SESSION OPEN CLASS PERFORMANCE DATES
The JCC School of Performing Arts offers pre-professional as well as Monday classes: 5/10 Wednesday classes: 5/12 Thursday classes 5/13
recreational classes, workshops and performance opportunities for
preschoolers to adults. There are specialty classes in commercial tech- DISNEY ON PARADE
nique, speech, lighting and sound, audition technique, private voice, C L I
coaching for auditions in acting and dance and advanced acting with
Strasberg affiliation. Play act with music and movement in the world of make-believe. Let
your child’s imagination soar in skits and songs from Beauty and the
The professional track prepares students for Broadway, film and tele-
Beast, Jungle Book, Pinocchio and many other favorite shows.
vision, and helps to connect them with agents/managers.
Ages 4-5 13 Mondays 1/25-5/10 2:05-2:55 pm $195 53M205
Recreational theater classes develop talent, self-image and the ability
Ages 4-51/2 13 Mondays 1/25-5/10 3:40-4:30 pm $195 53M340
to express oneself in a group. Theater enhances reading skills, social
skills and imagination, but acting is the only art form that develops a
mind/body connection and creates charismatic self-expression. It also THE LAND OF MAKE-BELIEVE
promotes sustained focus and clear and confident speech patterns.
C L I
Workshops and improv classes require cooperation, team work, inter-
Skits and songs from Disney musicals, TV shows, dinosaurs, princess-
action, planning and problem solving.
es and other favorite stories...with costumes. Bring it all to life for an
The following classes and workshops are coded according to the end-of-session open class.
developmental skill sets most emphasized, but all address the entire
Ages 3-41/2 14 Wednesdays 1/27-5/12 2:05-2:55 pm $210 53W205
Ages 4-51/2 14 Wednesdays 1/27-5/12 3:40-4:30 pm $210 53W340
C ONFIDENCE AND SELF-ESTEEM Ages 4-51/2 13 Thursdays 1/28-5/13 2:05-2:55 pm $195 53R205
L ANGUAGE AND SPEAKING SKILLS
I MAGINATION AND CREATIVITY
G ROUP FOCUS, WORKING FOR A COMMON GOAL
S ELF EXPRESSION, INTEGRATING MIND AND BODY
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Performing Arts Classes & Programs
REGISTRATION INFORMATION (NOTE: CLASSES FOR AGES 3-10 ARE OPEN ONLY TO JCC MEMBERS)
AGE CLASS NAME DAY DATES TIME SESSIONS INSTRUCTOR COST CODE
4-51/2 The Land of Make-Believe Th 1/28-5/13 2:05-2:55 pm 13 Jackie Byrne $195 53R205
4-5 Disney on Parade M 1/25-5/10 2:05-2:55 pm 13 Jennifer Ponton $195 53M205
3-41/2 The Land of Make-Believe W 1/27-5/12 2:05-2:55 pm 14 Jackie Byrne $210 53W205
4-51/2 Disney on Parade M 1/25-5/10 3:40-4:30 pm 13 Jennifer Ponton $195 53M340
4-51/2 The Land of Make-Believe W 1/27-5/12 3:40-4:30 pm 14 Jackie Byrne $210 53W340
5-8 Hits, Bits & Skits Th 2/4-5/13 4-5 pm 12 Jackie Byrne $190 53R400
6-11 Broadway Prep I S+ 1/24-5/2 3:30-5 pm 13+ Amelia DeMayo $390/$470 53S330
6-9 Let’s Act T 1/26-4/27 4:15-5:15 pm 12 Allyson Carolan $185 53T415
7-10 Skits on Stage Th 2/4-6/3 5-6 pm 14 Jackie Byrne $225 53R500
8-10 Kool Kids Improv W 2/3-6/9 5-6 pm 16 Kristen Schwarz $240 53W500
9-11 Make Me an Actor W 2/3-6/9 6-7 pm 16 Kristen Schwarz $240/$285 53W600
9-13 Broadway Prep II S+ 1/24-5/9 5-6:45 pm 14+ Amelia DeMayo $460/$555 53S500
10-15 Stage Right* M+ 2/22-6/14 5-6:30 pm 13+ Deborah Roberts $275/$330 53M500
11-14 Comedy & Drama Workshop T 2/2-5/25 6:30-7:30 pm 13 Adam Redfield $195/$235 53T630
11-15 Youth Performance Ensemble W 10/21-5/12 6-7:30 pm 25 Anne Pasquale $285/$345 53W601
11-16 Behind The Scenes M 2/22-6/14 6:15-7 pm 8 TBA $170/$185 53M615
11-16 Performance Workshop* T+ 2/9-6/8 5:30-7 pm 14+ Deborah Roberts $295/$355 53T530
13-17 Teen Performance Ensemble Th 3/4-5/27 6-7:30 pm 10 Hondo Weiss-Richmond $240/$290 53R600
14-18 Advanced Acting Wshp/Teens W 2/24-5/12 7:30-9 pm 11 Anne Pasquale $265/$320 53W730
18+ The 25 Best Films of All Time M 3/1, 3/22, 7:30-10 pm 5 Harold Chapler $12/$18 53M730
4/2, 5/3, 5/17
18+ Scene Study On/Off Camera Th 3/4-5/27 7:45-9:45 pm 10 Hondo Weiss-Richmond $275/$330 53R745
18+ Acting Workshop T 3/9-6/1 7:45-9 pm 10 Adam Redfield $210/$240 53T745
18+ Playreading W 3/24-6/9 8-9:30 pm 10 Deborah Roberts $95/$130 53W800
*by approval of Instructor, Deb Roberts
2-3 yrs Tiny Dancers M 1/25-5/24 10-10:30 am 14 Allyson Carolan $238 52TIDA01
2-3 yrs Tiny Dancers M 1/25-5/24 11:30-12 pm 14 Allyson Carolan $238 52TIDA02
2-3 yrs Tiny Dancers M 1/25-5/24 12:10-12:40 pm 14 Allyson Carolan $238 52TIDA03
2-3 yrs Tiny Dancers Th 1/28-5/27 12:10-12:40 pm 14 Allyson Carolan $238 52TIDA04
2-3 yrs Tiny Dancers S 1/24-5/16 10-10:30 am 15 Allyson Carolan $255 52TIDA05
3-41/2 yrs Creative Movement M 1/25-5/24 12:55-1:40 pm 14 Allyson Carolan $238 52CRMO01
3-41/2 yrs Creative Movement Th 1/28-5/27 12:55-1:40 pm 14 Allyson Carolan $238 52CRMO02
3-41/2 yrs Creative Movement M 1/25-5/24 2:05-2:50 pm 14 Allyson Carolan $238 52CRMO03
3-41/2 yrs Creative Movement Th 1/28-5/27 2:05-2:50 pm 14 Allyson Carolan $238 52CRMO04
3-41/2 yrs Creative Movement Th 1/28-5/27 3:40-4:25 pm 14 Allyson Carolan $238 52CRMO05
3-41/2 yrs Creative Movement S 1/24-5/16 11:30-12:15 pm 15 Allyson Carolan $255 52CRMO06
3-41/2 yrs Creative Ballet T 1/26-5/25 2:10-2:50 pm 14 Caron Eule $238 52TCBA01
3-41/2 yrs Pre-Hip Hop W 1/27-5/26 2:05-2:50 pm 15 Crystal Mann $255 52WPHH01
4-5 yrs Ballet & Tap Combo W 1/27-5/26 3:45-4:45 pm 15 Allyson Carolan $255 52BTC101
4-51/2 yrs Creative Ballet T 1/26-5/25 3:40-4:25 pm 14 Caron Eule $238 52TCBA02
4-51/2 yrs Pre-Hip Hop W 1/27-5/26 3:40-4:25 pm 15 Crystal Mann $255 52WPHH02
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5-6 yrs Ballet & Tap Combo S 1/24-5/16 10:30-11:30 am 15 Allyson Carolan $255 52BTC102
5-7 yrs Hip Hop I W 1/27-5/26 4:45-5:30 pm 15 Crystal Mann $255 52W445
5-7 yrs Ballet I Th 1/28-5/27 4:45-5:30 pm 14 Allyson Carolan $238 52R445
5-7 yrs Tap I Th 1/28-5/27 5:30-6:15 pm 14 Allyson Carolan $238 52R525
6-7 yrs Ballet & Tap Combo 2 S 1/24-5/16 10:30-11:30 am 15 Allyson Carolan $255 52BTC200
7-10 yrs Ballet II T 1/26-5/26 4:30-5:30 pm 14 Caron Eule $238 52T430
7-12 yrs Tap II S 1/24-5/16 12:30-1:30 pm 15 Vera Huff $255/$285 52S123
7-12 yrs Broadway Prep Tap & Jazz S 1/24-5/16 2:15-3:15 pm 15 Vera Huff $255/$285 52S215
7-15 yrs Jazz, Broadway Style Dance T 1/26-5/25 5:30-6:30 pm 14 Allyson Carolan $238/$266 52T520
8-12 yrs Hip Hop II W 1/27-5/26 5:30-6:30 pm 15 Crystal Mann $225/$285 52W530
8-18 yrs Audition Prep S 1/24-5/26 11:30 am-12:30 pm 15 Vera Huff $255/$285 52S113
11-17 yrs Ballet III T 1/26-5/26 5:30-6:30 pm 14 Caron Eule $238/$266 52T530
12-16 yrs Tap III S 1/24-5/16 1:30-2:30 pm 15 Vera Huff $255/$285 52S130
12-17 yrs Hip Hop III W 1/27-5/26 6:30-7:30 pm 15 Crystal Mann $225/$285 52W630
13-17 yrs Lyrical T 1/26-5/25 6:30-7:30 pm 14 Allyson Carolan $238/$266 52T630
18+ yrs Adult Hip Hop W 1/27-5/26 7:30-8:30 pm 15 Crystal Mann $225/$255 52W730
18+ yrs Adult Ballet/Lyrical T 1/26-5/25 7-8 pm 14 Caron Eule $210/$238 52T700
PROFESSIONAL CHILDREN’S THEATER SERIES
An exciting introduction to live theater for children 3 years and older. Held in the Taub Auditorium or the Eric Brown Theater.
HARRY THE DIRTY DOG
Sunday January 17, 2pm
A musical based on the very funny children’s classic about a
mischievous pet with a mind of his own. He hates taking baths.
One day when he runs off to play in the dirt, he
comes back as a funny black dog with white spots
and his family doesn’t recognize him until...
PALISTAGE YOUTH THEATER’S TRAVELING PROFESSIONALS
IT’S ME, THE SUPERHERO: A MUSICAL
Sunday, March 21, 11:30 am & 2 pm
The young company that brought you The Frog Prince and Robin Hood returns with
another favorite musical. The adventures begin when a traveling circus arrives on the
first day of summer vacation in Bloomingrove, NY. Young Andy surprises everyone
and saves the day under the big top. Inspired by Androcles and the Lion.
Group rates available! Tickets sold online and at JCC front desk.
No refunds or exchanges. Space is limited! ☎ ext. 1493.
$10 advance sale per person, per show • $15 on day of performance, if available
30 WINTER/SPRING 2010 201.569.7900
DEVELOPING ACTING SKILLS BROADWAY PREP II
C I G Each student’s talents are showcased in a series of short shows that
Allyson Carolan comprise a mock-repertory theater series of marvelous musicals.
Students choose favorite characters and songs and put them together Students were chosen for each role at their in-class “auditions” in
in the framework of a favorite play or in a new and original comic December.
framework created with this gifted instructor. End-of-year perform-
Ages 9-13 14+ Sundays 1/24-5/9 5-6:45 pm $460/$555 53S500
ance for families 4/27.
Ages 6-9 12 Tuesdays 1/26-4/27 4:15-5:15 pm $185 53T415
HITS, BITS & SKITS - DISNEY FAVORITES
C S L
KOOL KIDS IMPROV
C I G Bring favorite bits of Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan, Lion King and
Kristen Schwarz many more great shows to life with songs, choreography, good acting
Cool characters and funny situations light up the stage when you and inventive staging. End-of-year show for families 5/13.
learn improv acting skills. It’s fun and great for your acting. Students
Ages 5-8 12 Thursdays 2/4-5/13 4-5 pm $190 53R400
build their own comic skits and characters under the guidance of a
quick-thinking talented instructor who brings out the best in every-
one. Together they create an end-of-year show for families and friends SKITS ON STAGE
C I G
Ages 8-10 16 Wednesdays 2/3-6/9 5-6 pm $240 53W500 Students build musical theater skills and discover the joy of perform-
ing in a show or a series of short musical skits chosen by the class and
MAKE ME AN ACTOR instructor to show off the talents and build the confidence of each stu-
C L S dent on. End-of-session performance on 6/3.
Ages 7-10 14 Thursdays 2/4-6/3 5-6 pm $225 53R500
Use your talents, gain confidence and increase your skills on the
stage, while working on famous skits, comic sketches and short plays.
End-of-year performance 6/9. STAGE RIGHT
L I S
Ages 9-11 16 Wednesdays 2/3-6/9 6-7 pm $240/$285 53W600 Deborah Roberts
This intermediate/advanced musical comedy workshop develops per-
COMEDY & DRAMA WORKSHOP forming skills with a short version of a favorite musical chosen by the
C L S class and the instructors to challenge the young performers. Sunday
Adam Redfield dress rehearsals. Extra coaching sessions. By permission of the head
Develop comedic and dramatic skills: create clever, yet truthful, char- instructor. Performance: 6/14.
acterizations and act out believable relationships on-stage. Work on
Ages 10-15 13+ Mondays 2/22-6/14 5-6:30 pm $285/$350 53M500
great new roles and short funny scenes. Optional open class 5/25.
Ages 11-14 13 Tuesdays 2/2-5/25 6:30-7:30 pm $195/$235 53T630
L I S
Intermediate/Advanced Workshop. Take your skills in musical theater
DEVELOPING MUSICAL THEATER to the next level in acting and singing. Students work with expert
SKILLS choreographers and directors while rehearsing a short version of a
popular musical chosen by the students to bring out the skills and tal-
BROADWAY PREP I
C G S ents of the class. Successful shows can be taken to other venues. By
Amelia DeMayo permission of head instructor. Sunday dress rehearsals.
Build all the skills for musical theater with a junior performance of Performance: 6/8.
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown incorporating the scenes, songs and Ages 11-16 14+ Tuesdays 2/9-6/8 5:30-7 pm $295/$355 53T530
dances learned in the first semester into a full production Additional
rehearsals in final two weeks before performance, 5/2.
Ages 6-11 13+ Sundays 1/24-5/2 3:30-5 pm $390/$470 53S330
SEE PAGE 27 FOR EXPLANATION OF THE FOLLOWING CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS CODES
C onfidence/Self-esteem L anguage/Speaking Skills I magination/Creativity G roup Focus S elf Expression, integrating mind & body
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BEHIND THE SCENES
A specialist from Brandeis is teaching great stage effects and lighting
design. Learn to build contrasting moods and exciting moments full
of suspense. Students final project: design and run lights for a show
(meets on Mondays based on theater availability).
Ages 11-16 8 Mondays 2/22-6/14 6:15-7 pm $170/$185 53M615
ADVANCED ACTING WORKSHOP FOR TEENS
L I S
For serious young actors to bring challenging comedy/drama scripts
to life under the inspired hand of a Strasberg instructor/director. Final
Ages 14-18 11 Wednesdays 2/24-5/12 7:30-9 pm $265/$320 53W730 PERFORMING GROUPS
YOUTH PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE
L I S
ASK FOR THE BIRTHDAY PARTY Award-winning New York City playwright/performer
PLAYERS TO PERFORM AT YOUR For serious actors on a pre-professional track. Bring your technique
and performing skills to a high level with a select group. The first 40-
PARTY! minutes feature exciting new exercises devised by Ms Pasquale to illu-
minate the creative structure of successful comedy and drama and
A TALENTED KIDS PERFORMING TROUPE
how to capture that energy as you perform. Taps creative talents that
students have never accessed. Requires a level of commitment to your
Led by Amelia DeMayo
scenes and the actors in them. Absences must be cleared with instruc-
tor 24 hours in advance. Students ability to manage their scenes in the
We perform mini-musicals for you and your guests or teach a song first three months will determine choice and scope of final production
and dance from a show of your choice so you can join the cast for May 12. By permission of Deb Roberts, ext. 1492.
this number. Troupe members are young professionals from the Ages 11-15 25 Wednesdays 10/21-5/12 6-7:30 pm $285/$345 53W601
JCC Palistage Youth Theater and other professional theaters in the
tri-state area. We specialize in 25-minute versions of Rodgers and
Hammerstein favorites, Cinderella, Charlie Brown, Snoopy and oth- NEW! TEEN PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE
C L S
ers. We perform at the JCC or wherever your party may be. Shows Hondo Weiss-Richmond
are tailored to meet your party needs. For strong young actors ready for a new professional experience.
$300/$360 ($100 deposit – balance 2 weeks before performance) Technique workshop in preparation for a midyear presentation of a
classic (possibly Shakespeare) or a striking contemporary piece. Learn
from a dynamic young New York actor/director who studied at the
Royal Academy in London, has directed in New York City and recent-
ly directed at the Williamstown Theater Festival. Students will learn
new skills each week from stage combat, to style, pacing and how to
attack language. The best material can be undertaken only if the class
agrees to stellar attendance. Open class at end of session.
Ages 13-17 10 Thursdays 3/4-5/27 6-7:30 pm $240/$290 53R600
Deborah Roberts, Artistic Director
This professional theater wing of the JCC Performing Arts curriculum
includes equity performances, workshops and staged readings of
promising new plays in development. Call ext. 1493 or 1494.
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WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS INDIVIDUAL LESSONS & COACHING
C L S PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE COACHING
Adam Redfield Deborah Roberts, Anne Pasquale, Joanna Schubert
For intermediate actors: Improvisation, comic and serious mono- By appointment. For serious young actors to work on monologues for
logues and scene work. Optional evening of scenes or short plays professional auditions or on audition scenes for films/plays/TV series.
under the direction of Tony Award Nominee, Mr. Redfield. Please ☎ ext. 1493 to set up lessons.
Age 18+ 10 Tuesdays 3/9-6/1 7:45-9 pm $210/$240 53T745 Grades 4 and up
PLAYREADING 1 hour $70/$85
C L G 30-minute $45/$55
45 minutes $60/$72
Enjoy reading great plays – dramatic and humorous, contemporary
Semi Private sessions (2 or more students):
and classical. Scripts provided by instructor, along with background
8 one-hour $300/$360
on the playwrights and plays. No preparation necessary. New play
every two weeks. Optional field trip to a broadway show at end of
second semester. Possible visits to smaller theaters where productions VOCAL EVALUATIONS
can be discussed with actor/directors. Amelia DeMayo
Age 18+ 10 Wednesdays 3/24-6/9 8-9:30 pm $95/$130 53W800 By appointment. Analysis and recommendations for beginning, inter-
mediate or professional singers with questions about their voice and
SCENE STUDY ON & OFF CAMERA its possibilities. A prerequisite for placement with a private voice
C L S teacher. Length of time and price will vary depending on singers age
and experience. Please ☎ ext 1494 to set up lessons.
Technique and scene work on a professional level. Focus on charac-
Age 5–Adult 45-75 minutes
ter analysis and development, using the script to your advantage, cap-
Price ranges from $75/$90 to $125/$150
turing the moment, pacing and keeping the audience’s attention.
Acquire skills for both the camera and the New York stage. Led by depending on length of session and level of student’s expertise
dynamic director with impressive NYC professional directing and act-
ing credits. PRIVATE SINGING LESSONS
Age 18+ 10 Thursdays 3/4-5/27 7:45-9:45 pm $275/$330 53R745 Amelia DeMayo, Liliana Sotirova,
Mariana Karpatova, Gulnara Mitzanova, Glenn Gordon
Lessons MUST be paid for in advance or at the time of the lesson. A
lesson cannot be given if a family owes a balance. Prerequisite: Vocal
evaluation. 24-hour cancellation notice required. Same day cancella-
tions must be paid in full. By appointment. Vocal Recitals: 12/6 and
5/23. Please ☎ ext. 1494 to set up lessons.
One-hour lesson $75/$90
8 one-hour lessns $600/$720
45-minute lesson $60/$72
8 45-minute lessons $480/$576
30-minute lessons $45/$55
8 30-minute lessons $360/$440
ACCENT & SPEECH
Eliminate regional accents and awkward speech patterns. Develop
new rhythm and tone. Semi-private lessons can be arranged by two
or more students with similar accents and goals. 24-hour cancellation
policy. Same day cancellations must be paid in full. By appointment.
Please ☎ ext. 1493 to set up lessons.
Adult Private Lessons:
one-hour sessions $60/$72
Adult Semi-Private Lessons (2 or 3 students):
4 one-hour sessions $145/$185
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25 BEST FILMS OF ALL TIME
A FILM/DISCUSSION SERIES WITH HAROLD CHAPLER
Each screening is introduced with pointers from Mr. Chapler and fol-
lowed by optional discussion. Participants are given tools to identify
plot lines, design elements, character choices, thematic nuances and
how they contribute to a well-crafted film.
5 Mondays 7:30 pm Series $12/$18 $3/$5 per film 53M730
MARCH 1 – THE MAGIC FLUTE
Ingmar Bergman has created an exceptionally
beautiful version of Mozart’s most popular opera
by taking it out of the theater. He directs a world-
class cast of singers who are also fine actors. A
MARCH 22 - NINOTCHKA
2010 DANCE RECITALS
Ernst Lubitsch’s Parisian comedy about Bolsheviks
bewildered in the City of Light. Greta Garbo
SUNDAY, MAY 23 AT 12 PM & 3 PM
already known as a femme fatale, triumphs as a
natural comedienne. Her co-stars are Melvyn
Douglas, Ina Claire and Bela Lugosi.
TINY DANCERS (AGES 24-36 MONTHS)
APRIL 12 – SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER Allyson Carolan
Considered by many Francois Truffaut’s greatest Our preschool programs are a positive first experience for the young
masterpiece and a defining movie of the “New at art. The classes are concurrent with specific milestones of child
Wave” movement. Charles Aznavour, a legendary development. The curriculum is based on the use of props and imag-
singer/songwriter in real life, gives a great perform- ination to encourage the children to learn music and dance concepts.
ance as Charlie, a once-famous piano player down Learn basic Jazz and Ballet steps while having a blast! These classes
on his luck. When Charlie’s brother needs help also promote universal values such as sharing, caring, cooperation
from gangsters and he falls for a co-worker, Lena, and self-discipline. Parent or supervisory adult must accompany child
it quickly becomes a tale of love on the run! for ages 24-36 months old.
Ages 2-3 14 Mondays 1/25-5/24 10-10:30 am $238 52TIDA01
MAY 3 – THE FRONT Ages 2-3 14 Mondays 1/25-5/24 11:30 am-12 pm $238 52TIDA02
Ages 2-3 14 Mondays 1/25-5/24 12:10-12:40 pm $238 52TIDA03
Martin Ritt’s highly entertaining view of
Ages 2-3 14 Thursdays 1/28-5/27 12:10-12:40 pm $238 52TIDA04
Hollywood in the 1960’s when its finest talents fell
Ages 2-3 15 Sundays 1/24-5/16 10-10:30 am $255 52TIDA05
under the shadow of the House Un-American
Activities Committee. Stars Zero Mostel, Herschel
Bernardi, Michael Murphy and Woody Allen in a CREATIVE MOVEMENT (AGES 3-4 1/2)
plot full of clever twists and surprises. Allyson Carolan
Ages 3-41/2 14 Mondays 1/25-5/24 12:55-1:40 pm $238 52CRMO01
MAY 17 – NOTORIOUS Ages 3-41/2 14 Thursdays 1/28-5/27 12:55-1:40 pm $238 52CRMO02
Alfred Hitchcock’s classic love-triangle, suspense Ages 3-41/2 14 Mondays 1/25-5/24 2:05-2:50 pm $238 52CRMO03
story starring Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant and Ages 3-41/2 14 Thursdays 1/28-5/27 2:05-2:50 pm $238 52CRMO04
Claude Rains. The brilliant screen play was writ- Ages 3-41/2 14 Thursdays 1/28-5/27 3:40-4:25 pm $238 52CRMO05
ten by Ben Hecht. Ages 3-41/2 15 Sundays 1/24-5/16 11:30-12:15 pm $255 52CRMO06
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CREATIVE BALLET This class offers comprehensive training in ballet techniques. The
Caron Eule fundamentals of barre, centre, adagio, and allegro are given in each
class. Ballet training is the base of all dance styles and improves flex-
Ballet training is the base of all dance styles and improves flexibility ibility, develops poise, and grace while strengthening your core and
while developing poise and grace. The curriculum is based on the use giving you a total body workout!
of props and imagination to encourage the children to learn music
and dance concepts. Technique and self-discipline are gradually BALLET I
introduced throughout the semester. Allyson Carolan
Ages 3-41/2 14 Tuesdays 1/26-5/25 2:10-2:55 pm $238 52TCBA01 Ages 5-7 14 Thursdays 1/28-5/27 4:45-5:30 pm $238 52R445
Ages 4-51/2 14 Tuesdays 1/26-5/25 3:40-4:25 pm $238 52TCBA02
PRE-HIP HOP Ages 7-10 14 Tuesdays 1/26-5/25 4:30-5:30 pm $238 52T430
Crystal Mann BALLET III
Fun dance with the powerful style that's perfect for high energy kids! Caron Eule
These classes are concurrent with specific milestones of child devel- Ages 11-17 14 Tuesdays 1/26-5/25 5:30-6:30 pm $238/$266 52T530
opment and promote universal values such as sharing, caring, coop-
eration and self-discipline.
Ages 3-41/2 15 Wednesdays 1/27-5/26 2:05-2:50 pm $255 52WPHH01
Ages 4-51/2 15 Wednesdays 1/27-5/26 3:40-4:25 pm $255 52WPHH02
COMBINED CLASSES Learn how to drum with your feet. Come join the fun! This class was
created by request from our members. Thank you for your interest
BALLET AND TAP COMBO and patronage. Tap shoes required.
Allyson Carolan Ages 5-7 14 Thursdays 1/28-5/27 5:30-6:15 pm $238 52R525
This class offers comprehensive training in ballet techniques. The
fundamentals of barre, centre, adagio, and allegro are given in each TAP II
class. Ballet training is the base of all dance styles and improves flex-
ibility while developing poise and grace. Introduce yourself to the Vera Huff
wonderful world of tap. Nothing can be more fun than drumming Tap class is a jam packed hour of fun! We begin with a warm-up to
with your feet! Tap and Ballet shoes required. stretch the muscles of the legs and feet. From there dancers practice
Ages 4-5 15 Wednesdays 1/27-5/26 3:45-4:45 pm $255 52BTC101
a series of basic steps, adding more difficult combinations as they
become more proficient. Many kids as well as adults tap dance for fun
Ages 5-6 15 Sundays 1/24-5/16 10:30-11:30 am $255 52BTC102
and exercise! It builds aerobic fitness as well as muscle control. This
class is open to JCC members ages 7-12 and non members ages 11-
BALLET AND TAP COMBO 2 12. Tap shoes required.
Ages 6-7 15 Sundys 1/24-5/16 10:30-11:30 am $255 52BTC200 Ages 7-12 15 Sundays 1/24-5/16 12:30-1:30 pm $255/$285 52S123
BROADWAY PREP TAP AND JAZZ COMBO
Vera Huff TAP III
This is the perfect class for the musical theater kid. Part tap, part jazz, Vera Huff
all musical theater. Learn technique, style, improve skills, and learn
For the more advanced dancer who has mastered all the Tap 2 level
dance that will be tailor-made for the Broadway prep shows. This
skills and has a good comprehension of rhythm and music.
class is interactive with Amelia DeMayo’s Broadway Prep. A tap and
jazz number will be performed in the two Broadway Prep showcases Ages 12-16 15 Sundays 1/24-5/16 1:30-2:30 pm $255/$285 52S130
as well as the June dance recital. This class is open to JCC members
ages 7-12 and non members ages 11-12.
Ages 7-12 15 Sundays 1/24-5/16 2:15-3:15pm $255/$285 52S215
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HIP HOP ADULT CLASSES
Pop & Lock, Wave, B-Boy and Funk - it's all here! Learn the coolest BALLET/ LYRICAL
moves around. Caron Eule
HIP HOP I This class offers comprehensive training in ballet, lyrical, and modern
Crystal Mann techniques. The fundamentals of barre, centre, adagio, and allegro are
Ages 5-7 15 Wednesdays 1/27-5/26 4:45-5:30 pm $255 52W445
given in each class. Ballet training is the base of all dance styles and
improves flexibility, develops poise and grace while strengthening
your core and giving you a total body workout! Lyrical dance is a
HIP HOP II modern dance form which fuses modern dance, jazz, and ballet. This
Crystal Mann class offers a fantastic opportunity to develop technique, learn chore-
Ages 8-12 15 Wednesdays 1/27-5/26 5:30-6:30 pm $255/$285 52W530
ography, and dance through expression.
Adult 14 Tuesdays 1/26-5/25 7-8 pm $210/$238 52T700
HIP HOP III
Crystal Mann HIP HOP
Ages 12-17 15 Wednesdays 1/27-5/26 6:30-7:30 pm $255/$285 52W630
Pop & Lock, Wave, B-Boy and Funk - it's all here! Why should the
kids have all the fun. Increase your strength and flexibility as well as
learn all the latest moves.
JAZZ & LYRICAL Adult 15 Wednesdays 1/27-5/26 7:30-8:30 pm $225/$255 52W730
JAZZ, BROADWAY STYLE DANCE
This class is directed toward giving children a solid jazz foundation. PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE
The class begins with a full jazz warm-up, followed by across the floor
exercises, and wraps up with a Broadway style jazz combination.
DANCE LESSONS FOR AGES 5-ADULT
Learn fun dances to Hairspray, Fosse, Mama Mia, and many more! Payment required at time of lesson. 24-hour cancellation notice
Ages 7-15 14 Tuesdays 1/26-5/25 5:30-6:30 pm $238/$266 52T520
required. Same day cancellation must be paid in full. For appoint-
ment ☎ ext. 1495.
1 hour $75/$90 52F100 $46/$56 52F103
Work from your center and build strength, flexibility, and a strong 45 minutes $60/$72 52F101 $36/$44 52F104
technical foundation. Lyrical dance is a modern dance form which 30 minutes $45/$55 52F102 $26/$32 52F105
fuses modern dance, jazz, and ballet. This class offers a fantastic
opportunity to develop technique, learn choreography, and dance
through expression. Ballet III is recommended in addition to this Allyson Carolan & Caron Eule
class in order to build muscle and technique. PRIVATE SEMI-PRIVATE
Ages 13-17 14 Tuesdays 1/26-5/25 6:30-7:30 pm $238/$266 52T630 1 hour $70/$85 52F106 $41/$50 52F109
45 minutes $60/$72 52F107 $31/$38 52F110
30 minutes $45/$55 52F108 $21/$26 52F111
AUDITION PREP MASTER CLASS WITH THE KIBBUTZ
Vera Huff CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY
This class is tailored to styles of choreography used for major dance (KCDC)
auditions. This class is by invitation only. For more information call
MARCH 14, 11-12 PM
ext. 370. This class is open to JCC members ages 8-18 and non-mem-
bers ages 11-18. One of Israel’s most prominent dance
troupes will be here at the JCC to
Ages 8-18 15 Sundays 1/24-5/16 11:30-12:30 pm $255/$285 52S113
perform and teach a lyrical dance
master class. The KCDC pioneered in
introducing children to the magic world of modern dance. Come
learn and experience from these professional dancers! For more
info call Allyson Carolan at 201.408.1495.
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of Music REGISTRATION
Registration for all music classes must be done directly through the
ext. 1460 Dorothy Kaplan Roffman, Director Music School. Please do not include class selections for the JCC
ext. 1461 Michael Reingold, Assistant Director Thurnauer School of Music on the registration form in this brochure.
ext. 1462 Jacqueline Guttman, Development Director ☎ the School directly at ext. 1465 for more information. For classes
ext. 1466 Mimoza Necaj, Registrar and programs specifying age ranges, the student’s age is calculated as
ext. 1464 Jessica Johnson, Communications Manager of October 2009. Please check with the music school for possible
ext. 1465 Leslie Jones, Administrative Assistant class changes.
ext. 1463 Lester Vrtiak, Partnership Coordinator
Daniel Jatovsky, Bookkeeper
Limited scholarship assistance is available to students with
documented financial need. Scholarship applications with all
necessary documentation must be submitted by August 15 for new
CELEBRATING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY students. Applications are available through the music school office.
OF THE THURNAUER SCHOOL OF ☎ ext. 1461.
In an environment of personal success, friendship and fun, the music FINANCIAL POLICIES
school promotes the understanding, performance and enjoyment of All course offerings are designed in a two-semester sequence. It is
music, enriching the lives of people of all ages in Northern New Jersey therefore assumed that every student who enrolls in a program or
and beyond. elective for the fall semester will remain enrolled for the entire
year. To withdraw from a program or elective and to receive a pro-
rated refund, you must submit a written notice of withdrawal to the
Widely recognized for its high quality, the JCC Thurnauer School of
music school office no later than the fifth week of the semester. The
Music is one of the metropolitan area's leading community music
$40 registration fee is nonrefundable. Tuition costs given below each
schools. Serving over 450 students from infancy through adulthood,
course listing are for one 15-week semester.
it offers a rigorous and comprehensive program. The rich Thurnauer
experience includes instrumental lessons, ensembles and classes as
well as the Gift of Music workshop and benefit concert, master classes GENERAL FEES
with renowned artists, a chamber music series, faculty recitals and
Annual registration fee (per student; non-refundable) $40/year
frequent student performances. Every accomplishment, at whatever
Annual Parents Association fee (per family; not required for electives) $30/year
level of study, is appreciated and applauded.
Annual Security fee (per family; not required for electives or JCC members) $30/year
Thurnauer accepts all who wish to attend; there are no auditions. Yet, Facility fee (per family, not required for electives or JCC members) $30/semester
its students have performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Late payment fee: $50/programs $25/electives
Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, on
Sesame Street, in the feature film Music of the Heart, and with such
renowned artists as Wynton Marsalis, Joshua Bell, Pinchas Zukerman,
Itzhak Perlman and Israeli pop star David Broza. Alumni have gone
on to study at Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, Peabody,
Mannes, the Berklee College of Music in Boston, the Cleveland
Institute, and the Royal Northern College of Music in England.
Students with professional aspirations receive the foundation neces-
sary to attain the highest level of perform-
ance; all students find a nurturing atmos-
phere to bring them a lifetime joy in music.
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Thurnauer School of Music Classes & Programs
AGE CLASS DAY DATE TIME SESSIONS INSTRUCTOR COST CODE
0-35 months Tiny Musicians S 2/21-6/20 10:45-11:25 am 15 Werden, Karisa $270/$315
3 Music & Movement S 2/21-6/20 10:45-11:25 am 15 Upchurch, Leslie $270/$315
4-5 Piano Partners S 2/21-6/20 9:10-9:55 am 15 Upchurch, Leslie $385/$440
4-5 Piano Partners S 2/21-6/20 12:15-12:55 15 Mase, Diana $385/$440
4-5 Building Young Ears S 2/21-6/20 10-10:40 am 15 Upchurch, Leslie $270/$315
4 Music & Movement S 2/21-6/20 11:30 am-12:10 pm 15 Upchurch, Leslie $270/$315
4-5 Piano Partners T 2/2-6/15 4:30-5:15 pm 15 Mase, Diana $385/$440
4 Music & Movement Th 2/11-6/17 3:45-4:25 pm 15 Ishikawa, Chikae $270/$315
5-6 Music & Movement S 2/21-6/20 12-12:40 pm 15 Werden, Karisa $270/$315
5-6 Music & Movement Th 2/11-6/17 4:30-5:10 pm 15 Ishikawa, Chikae $270/$315
5-6 Building Young Ears Th 2/11-6/17 5:15-5:55 pm 15 Ishikawa, Chikae $270/$315
7-9 Junior Chorus M 2/1-6/14 3:45-4:30 pm 15 Brondolo, Emma $225/$255
7+ Musicianship tba tba tba 15 Various $340/$425
7-8 Advanced Dalcroze S 2/21-6/20 12:15-12:55 pm 15 Upchurch, Leslie $270/$315
7-8 Advanced Dalcroze M 2/1-6/14 6:30-7:10 pm 15 Upchurch, Leslie $270/$315
7-8 Advanced Dalcroze Th 2/11-6/17 6-6:40 pm 15 Ishikawa, Chikae $270/$315
All ages Beginning Keyboard Skills tba tba tba 15 Mase, Diana $245/$280
All ages Intermediate Keyboard Skills tba tba tba 15 Mase, Diana $245/$280
All ages Advanced Keyboard Skills tba tba tba 15 Mase, Diana $245/$280
7+ Jazz Ens./Perf. Forum W 2/10-6/16 6:30-8:15 pm 15 Jazz Faculty $390/$470
7-9 Intro. to Solo Singing M 2/1-6/14 4:30-5:15 pm 15 tba $245/$280
All ages Instrumental Group Class tba tba tba 15 Various $245/$280
9+ Improvisation class tba tba tba 15 Sperrazza, Vinnie $245/$280
10+ Senior Chorus M 2/1-6/14 5:30-6:30 pm 15 Brondolo, Emma $225/$255
9+ Artistry through Technology M tba tba 15 Upchurch, Leslie $340/$425
All ages String Camerata M 2/1-6/14 4:30-5:30 pm 15 Bish, Mary $225/$255
All ages Philharmonia W 2/10-6/16 5-6 pm 15 Syvertsen, Kimberly $225/$255
All ages Symphony Orchestra W 2/10-6/16 5-6:30 pm 15 Kosma, Lou $245/$280
All ages Chamber Music tba tba tba 15 Various $390/$470
10+ Vocal Performance Class T 2/2-6/15 6:30-7:15 pm 15 Karayanis, Catherine $245/$280
18+ SHIRAH Community Chorus T 2/2-6/15 7:30-9:30 pm 15 Lazar, Matthew $110/$125
On the Palisades
25 YEARS OF MUSIC AND MEMORIES
1984 At the suggestion of Sandra O. Gold, the JCC School of Music opens with 30 students, under the direction of Dorothy Kaplan Roffman.
Enrollment is now over 450.
1991 William and Maria Thurnauer endow the Music School. A new wing is built – the JCC Thurnauer School of Music; Joan and Alan
Handler endow the Gift of Music Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert
1992 Carnegie Chamber Players (later the Thurnauer Chamber Music Society) begin concert series, underwritten by Erich and Eva Holzer
1996 Joan and Alan Handler endow Sylvia and Jacob Handler Master Classes. First artist: Pinchas Zukerman
1997 The Music School and the Englewood Public School District establish Partnership, now at 250 children; Bernard and Ruth Weinflash
spearhead SHIRAH Community Chorus on Palisades, Matthew Lazar, director
2000 Russell and Angelica Berrie establish the Sandra O. Gold Founders Day Concert; violin group performs at Disney World
2004 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents award for “excellence and high standards”
2006 First grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts attests to Music School’s “regional significance”
2007 Dorothy Kaplan Roffman receives Distinguished Service Award from the New Jersey Chapter of the American String Teachers Association
2008 Thurnauer students perform at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall
25th Anniversary Endowment Campaign is spearheaded by the Richard H. Holzer Memorial Foundation
2009 First grant received from National Endowment for the Arts; designated Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts
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For ages 3-18 years. Private vocal and instrumental instruction as well
as a number of elective classes and performance ensembles are avail-
able through participation in one of these three programs. Prior to
registering for an instrumental program, new students must meet
with the Director of the Music School to design their program.
YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM
A comprehensive music education for all classical and jazz instru-
ments except piano that includes private instrumental lessons, musi-
cianship classes, and one group class, generally scheduled over two
days, Sunday through Thursday. Advanced students may choose to
take their program on one day. Intermediate and advanced students
CLASSES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN are required to join either String Camerata or Thurnauer Symphony
Orchestra, to be determined by the instructor. Participation in
TINY MUSICIANS Chamber Music Ensembles is available at a 50% tuition reduction.
The fun and joy that this class brings comes from parents and their See “Elective Classes,” “Group Classes,” and “Performing Ensembles”
child playing together. This class uses play as a natural way to create for course descriptions and schedule.
musical experiences for both child and his/her adult companion. Program includes:
0–35 months 15 Sundays 2/21-6/20 10:45-11:25am $270/$315 • One 45 minute, two 30 minute or one 60 minute weekly lesson
• One group instrumental class
MUSIC & MOVEMENT • Music & Movement Class and/or Building Young Ears or a
Watch your children walk, run, and sing their way into understand- Musicianship class (7 years or older)
ing and expressing music. As students develop their listening skills • One or more performance ensembles by audition
and begin to understand rhythm, they creatively translate music into
Young Artists Program
structured movement and song with props and percussion instru-
with 45 minute weekly lesson $2,050/$2,225
with two 30-min or one 60-min weekly lesson $2,160/$2,335
Age 3 15 Sundays 2/21-6/20 10:45-11:25 am $270/$315
Age 4 15 Sundays 2/21-6/20 11:30-12:10 pm $270/$315
Age 4 15 Thursdays 2/11-6/17 3:45-4:25 pm $270/$315
YOUNG ARTISTS PROGRAM FOR PIANISTS
Ages 5-6 15 Thursdays 2/11-6/17 4:30-5:10 pm $270/$315 May include participation in Chamber Music for a 50% fee reduction.
Ages 5-6 15 Sundays 2/21-6/20 12-12:40 pm $270/$315 Program includes:
• One 45 minute, two 30 minute, or one 60 minute weekly lesson
BUILDING YOUNG EARS • Music & Movement Class and/or Building Young Ears or a
Children can solve the puzzle of music in this class. Through guided Musicianship Class (7 years or older)
singing and listening exercises they will learn about all of the elements • Keyboard Skills and/or Piano Repertoire Class
that go into music and how they fit together to make beautiful
• Thurnauer Junior or Senior Chorus
rhythms and melodies.
Young Artists Program for Pianists
Ages 4-5 15 Sundays 2/21-6/20 10-10:40 am $270/$315
with 45-min weekly lesson $2,050/$2,225
Ages 5-6 15 Thursdays 2/11-6/17 5:15-5:55 pm $270/$315
with two 30-min or one 60-min weekly lesson $2,160/$2,335
Explore the fun of playing the piano with other young beginners. A
supportive group setting of 4-6 children helps prepare your child for
individual study. Recommended for one to two semesters.
Ages 4-5 15 Sundays 2/21-6/20 9:10-9:55 am $385/$440
Ages 4-5 15 Wednesdays 2/10-6/16 4:15-5 pm $385/$440
Ages 4-5 15 Sundays 2/21-6/20 12:15-12:55 $385/$440
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YOUNG MUSICIANS PROGRAM MUSICIANSHIP CLASSES
Offers students the opportunity to begin their musical education with
a weekly 30 or 45-minute private instrumental lesson and a weekly
musicianship or group class. For all harp, string bass, Suzuki guitar, Children develop the musical skills and knowledge to read, write,
clarinet, oboe, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, French perform, understand, and enjoy music. Beginning with rudimentary
horn, tuba, percussion, and voice students. Not available for begin- notes and rhythms, students progress towards advanced topics such
ning voice (see Young Singers Program). It is recommended that gui- as harmonic and formal analysis, sight-singing and musical notation.
tar students take Musicianship as an elective. Can be scheduled one Multiple levels available. ☎ ext. 1465 for an evaluation.
day per week. Special program requirements: The Suzuki Guitar pro- Ages 7+ $340/$425
gram includes 8 parent “teacher training” workshops each year.
Suzuki Guitar students are required to participate in an instrumental
group class. ADVANCED DALCROZE MUSICIANSHIP
Program includes: Children learn music through body movement to interpret the funda-
mentals of music. Students also learn music notation using solfege,
• One 30 minute or one 45 minute weekly lesson rhythmic and melodic dictation, and improvisation.
• One of the following: 40 minute class (Music & Movement, Ages 7-8 15 Sundays 2/21-6/20 12:15-12:55 pm $270/$315
Building Young Ears, Advanced Dalcroze) or 60 minute
Ages 7-8 15 Mondays 2/1-6/14 6:30-7:10 pm $270/$315
Musicianship Class or instrumental group class
Ages 7-8 15 Thursdays 2/11-6/17 6-6:40 pm $270/$315
Young Musicians Program with 30 minute lesson $1,235/$1,335
Young Musicians Program with 45 minute lesson $1,395/$1,495
Learn to perform creatively and improvise freely on any instrument.
JAZZ ARTISTS PROGRAM
Learn basic ear training and the modes of the major scale.
For beginning and intermediate students of jazz on any instrument.
Ages 9+ $245/$280
• One 30 minute or one 45 minute weekly lesson ARTISTRY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
• One weekly Performance Forum: one hour of small ensemble plus Students learn to compose using the MIDI program Sibelius on their
45 minutes of large group personal computers and will join an online learning community
Jazz Artists Program with 30 minute lesson $1,395/$1,490 where they will be mentored by professional composers. Students
Jazz Artists Program with 45 minute lesson $1,555/$1,650 must bring a laptop computer (PC or Mac) to class and purchase the
Sibelius program. No previous composition experience needed.
Course may fulfill the Young Artist Program’s musicianship require-
YOUNG SINGERS PROGRAM
ment for students who have completed at least two years of Music
For beginning singers ages 7-9. Program includes: Fundamentals.
• Introduction to solo singing (45 minutes) Ages 9+ $340/$425
• Junior Chorus (45 minutes)
PIANO PARTNERS PROGRAM
INSTRUMENTAL GROUP CLASS (INCLUDES PIANO REPERTOIRE CLASS)
For beginning pianists ages 4-5. Program includes:
One of the key components of instrumental instruction including the
• Group Piano Class (limited to 6 students per class) Suzuki approach. Available for flute, violin, cello, piano, and guitar.
• Music & Movement, Building Young Ears or Sounds & Rhythms Concurrent private lessons, either at the Thurnauer School of Music
$575/$640 or elsewhere, required.
Ages 3+ 30-60-minute class $245/$280
PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS
Can be individualized based on interest and needs. Private lessons are KEYBOARD SKILLS
available for voice and all instruments as well as theory and compo- Students study harmony, improvisation, accompanment, sight-read-
sition. ing and ear-training in a group setting, where they make music
30 minute lesson $610/$665 together and learn how their individual skills on the keyboard fit into
45 minute lesson $860/$930 the larger context of music and performance. A small class size gives
60 minute lesson $1,140/$1,240 students a true hands-on learning experience.
All ages 40 minute class $245/$280
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INTRODUCTION TO SOLO SINGING JAZZ ENSEMBLE/PERFORMANCE FORUM
Students sing individual repertoire for each other and participate in Vinnie Sperrazza, Director
vocal exercises and repertoire as a group to learn what the vocal By exploring the jazz repertoire and developing ensemble playing and
mechanism looks like and how it works, what healthy singing is, and solo improvisation skills, participants learn how to collaborate musi-
how to use the breath and resonators. Includes basic sight singing and cally with other players. One to two years of experience with an
other music fundamentals. Enrollment limited. instrument and a placement evaluation are required.
Ages 7-9 15 Mondays 2/1-6/14 4:30-5:15 pm $245/$280 All Ages 15 Wednesdays 2/10-6/16 6:30-8:15 pm $390/$470
VOCAL PERFORMANCE CLASS CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES
Limited to students enrolled in private lessons, this class develops Participants receive weekly coaching sessions and frequent perform-
performance skills, focusing on preparation, diction, expression, and ance opportunities. Participation determined by audition and the
personal presentation. Students perform individual repertoire and availability of suitable partners. (intermediate/advanced students.)
participate in group projects that emphasize both ensemble and solo
Days and times TBA $390/$470
work. Fulfills group class requirement for the Young Artists Program.
Ages 10+ 15 Mondays 2/1-6/14 6:30-7:15 pm $245/$280
SECONDARY INSTRUMENT LESSONS
Private instrumental, history, theory and composition lessons are
PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLES available for children in addition to their primary instrument.
30-minute lesson $605/$665
Open to JCC Thurnauer School of Music students as well as to stu- 45-minute lesson $845/$930
dents studying with music teachers outside the school, by audition.
60-minute lesson $1,125/$1,240
☎ ext. 1465 to schedule an audition time. FALL AUDITIONS: 6/6/10
YOUNG PEOPLE’S CHORUS AT THURNAUER
PRIVATE MUSIC THERAPY
Emma Brondolo, Director
Kaoru Robbins, CMT
This national affiliate of the award-wining, multi-cultural Young
Students of all ages with special needs can attend private music
People’s Chorus of New York City is an exciting new program open to
therapy classes using the Nordoff-Robbins approach, which has been
any young singer age 7-15. No experience necessary.
successful in finding a therapeutic link between improvisation and
Ages 7-9 15 Mondays 2/1-6/14 3:45-4:30 pm $225/$255 communication. ☎ Leslie Jones at ext. 1465 to arrange the meeting
Ages 10+ 15 Mondays 2/1-6/14 5:30-6:30 pm $225/$255 time. ☎ Shelley Levy at ext. 1489 for information on Group Music
Therapy for Special Needs.
STRING CAMERATA 30 minute lesson $665/$840
Mary Bish, Director
In this preparatory orchestral experience, string players learn to fol-
low a conductor and develop ensemble skills. Repertoire ranges from ADULT LESSONS AND CLASSES
Bach and Handel to modern classics.
All Ages 15 Mondays 2/1-6/14 4:30-5:30 pm $225/$255
Private instrumental, voice, history, theory and composition lessons
are available for adults.
30-minute lesson $605/$665
45-minute lesson $845/$930
Kimberly Syvertsen, Director 60-minute lesson $1,125/$1,240
Philharmonia provides an opportunity for students to hone their
musicianship skills in an orchestral setting. The ensemble is designed
for students who have been studying an instrument for a few years
but are not yet ready for an advanced orchestra. ADULT ENSEMBLES
All ages 15 Wednesdays 2/10-6/16 5-6pm $245/$280 SHIRAH: COMMUNITY CHORUS ON THE PALISADES
Matthew Lazar, Founding Director & Conductor
THURNAUER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA The largest non-synagogue Jewish chorus in the United States,
Lou Kosma, Music Director and Conductor SHIRAH performs Jewish repertoire in Hebrew, English, Yiddish, and
Participants perform standard symphonic repertoire as well as popu- Ladino. Open to everyone interested in ensemble singing in three and
lar selections and contemporary repertoire. Winners of an annual four parts.
concerto competition are featured in a special program. Open to 15 Tuesdays 2/2-6/15 7:30-9:30 pm
Thurnauer students as well as musicians from the community.
All ages 15 Wednesdays 2/10-6/16 5-6:30 pm $245/$280
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CHAMBER MUSIC THURNAUER CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY
Participants receive weekly coaching sessions and frequent perform- Artists: Annaliesa Place, violin • Yari Bond, cello • Richard
ance opportunities. Participation determined by audition and the Goldsmith, clarinet • Jon Klibonoff, piano • Sharon Roffman,
availability of suitable partners. violin • Peter Weitzner, double bass
$390/$470 Saturday 12/5 Honoring Eva Holzer
Beethoven, Brahms, Alex Shapiro, and Traditional Jewish Melodies
Saturday 1/30 Honoring Gershen Konikow
JAZZ ENSEMBLE/PERFORMANCE FORUM
Mozart, Schubert, Dohnanyi
Vinnie Sperrazza, Director
Saturday 3/6 Honoring Lilo Thurnauer
By exploring the jazz repertoire and developing ensemble playing and Handel, Dvorak, Bliss
solo improvisation skills, participants learn how to collaborate musi- Concerts at 8pm Pre-concert talks at 7pm Eric Brown Theater
cally with other players. One to two years of experience with an Series Subscription: $40/$50 /$40 Students & Seniors
instrument and a placement evaluation are required. Single Tickets: $16/$20/$16 Students & Seniors
All Ages 15 Wednesdays 2/10-6/16 6:30-8:15 $390/$470 Support in part by Eva Holzer and the Dr. Zalman “Tiny” Konikow
Chamber Music Endowment Fund
2009-2010 Concerts & SHIRAH COMMUNITY CHORUS ON THE PALISADES
Matthew Lazar, Founding Director and Conductor
Special Events Sunday 12/6 7 pm Eric Brown Theater $15/$18
Sunday June 13 7pm Taub Auditorium $15/$18
“Presenting concerts for the entire community is an integral part of Made possible by founders Bernie & Ruth Weinflash and their Shirah
what a community music school is all about. We are delighted to be Endowment Fund in tribute to Matthew Lazar, the Ethel & Irving
able to bring such wonderful artists to the school, and hope that Plutzer Endowment for the Shirah Choir and the Rhoda Toonkel
everyone will join us in celebrating the joys of music.” Endowment for the Shirah Choir.
Dorothy Kaplan Roffman, JCC Thurnauer School of Music Director
SYLVIA & JACOB HANDLER MASTER CLASSES
THE THURNAUER SCHOOL OF MUSIC World-class musicians sharing their artistry with New Jersey students.
CELEBRATING OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY Fred Sherry, cello Monday 2/8 4 pm
Ani Kavafian, violin Thursday 3/4 4 pm
The Music School’s 25th Anniversary Celebration, which was Jerome Lowenthal, piano Tuesday 4/13 4 pm
launched on June 14, 2009 at a gala Sandra O. Gold Founders Day Free Admission, $10 Suggested Donation
Concert at Bergen Performing Arts Center, will be marked with an Supported in part by the Sylvia & Jacob Handler Master Class
exciting series of musical events throughout the year. We invite you Endowment
to share our celebration as we reflect on the past quarter-century and
chart a path to the future.
THE ELEVENTH ANNUAL SANDRA O. GOLD FOUNDERS DAY CONCERT
Annual sell-out event featuring our incomparable student ensembles.
FACULTY RECITAL SERIES
Thursday 6/17 7 pm Taub Auditorium Free Admission
Faculty Trio Thursday April 22 7 pm
This concert is made possible by the Sandra O. Gold Music School
Wendy Stern, Flute; Beth Robin, Piano; Frances Rowell, cello
Founder Endowment Fund established by Russ and Angelica Berrie
Faculty Spring Concert Sunday 5/16 3 pm
Admission Free Eric Brown Theater
$10 Suggested Donation For additional information on all music school events, ☎ ext. 1465
Additional donations to the Michael and Dede Levitt Faculty or visit www.jccotp.org/thurnauer.
Enhancement Fund gratefully accepted.
Supported in part by the Richard H. Holzer Memorial Foundation and Music School programs are made possible, in part, by the
the Michael and Dede Levitt Faculty Enhancement Fund National Endowment for the Arts, the New Jersey State
Council on the Arts/Department of State, the Geraldine R.
Dodge Foundation, the Richard H. Holzer Memorial
Foundation, the Lillian P Schenck Fund, the Community
Chest serving Englewood, Tenafly and Englewood Cliffs, the
ACMP Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, the Morris and
Rose Danzig Charitable Trust, the Kyriakos Tsakopoulos
Fund of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation and
numerous individual endowments and donors.
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Guttenberg Center ohsjuhn oh,ura
for Special Services
STAFF ADULT DAY PROGRAM
ext. 1489 Shelley Levy, Director Maria Engel, Day Program Manager
ext. 1490 Teresa Stahl, Program Development Assistant The Adult Day Program serves young adults with a variety of special
Colleen Lofaro, Program Supervisor needs, including autism spectrum disorder, varied communication
ext. 1491 Esther Woletz, Administrative Assistant and learning differences and moderate cognitive/intellectual chal-
lenges and developmental disabilities. Participants enjoy life skills,
music therapy, swimming, fitness, dance, occupational therapy, and
job opportunities around the “J”. Intake interview required. Final
The Guttenberg Center for Special Services is dedicated to the belief program placements must be approved by the director, Program
that all individuals are entitled to participate in the most appropriate Development Assistant and Day Program Manager. For fee informa-
and relevant educational, social, recreational and cultural experiences tion or to schedule an interview, please ☎ Teresa Stahl, Program
in natural community settings (whenever possible) with appropriate Development Assistant, ext. 1490.
supports. The Center designs its programs to the individual needs of
our participants, and is open to both JCC members and nonmembers. Funding available through DDD Real Life Choices.
New participants are required to have an intake interview to deter-
mine the most appropriate program placement, which must be
approved by the director. All IEP’s and documentations provided to
NEW! JEWISH LEARNING
the JCC are kept in the strictest confidence and are used by the pro- IS FOR EVERYONE!
gram instructors to meet each participant’s individual needs. We HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS WITH MATAN
accept payments from approved DDD and other service agency
providers as well as refering school districts. Financial aid and schol- The Guttenberg Center for Special Services and MATAN, an organiza-
arship assistance are available for families with documented financial tion that creates and implements new educational models which
need. Applications with all necessary documentation must be submit- make it possible for children with special needs to have access to
ted in a timely manner for appropriate consideration. Jewish education will be hosting Jewish Holiday Celebrations for Tuv
B’shevat, Passover and Shabbat at the JCC. These meaningful and fun
filled programs for families of children with special needs ages 5-13
Please ☎ Shelley Levy, Director for further information on classes at will introduce children to Jewish language, culture, traditions and
ext. 1489. ☎ Teresa Stahl for information concerning the Adult Day community. Activities include: storytelling, art, music, cooking and
Program at ext. 1490. creative movement that will be used as tools for learning. For infor-
mation and registration for this class please contact Shelley Levy at
Tu B’Shevat 1/24 1–4 pm $18 per family 30S601
Passover 3/28 1–4 pm $18 per family 30S602
Shabbat 6/4 5-7 pm $18 per family 30S603
THE CHUCK GUTTENBERG CENTER
FOR THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED
The Guttenberg Center was established by Adele (of blessed SPECIAL COMMUNITY FAMILY EVENTS
memory) and Bill Guttenberg in loving memory of their son,
Chuck, in 1997. This endowment fund has been set aside to
STEP RIGHT UP TO
establish programs and services throughout the JCC for individ- THE RUBACH FAMILY
uals with physical challenges. It has also helped the JCC become PURIM CARNIVAL!
totally barrier free by installing a ramp at the Eric Brown Theatre,
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 12:30-1 PM
electronic doors at all three main entrances and several sidewalk
cuts for easy access. Bring your child in their favorite
Purim costume where they will
Many programs are underwritten by the fund, and are indicated
enjoy special time at the carnival
by the handicapped accessible symbol in this brochure. Most are
before it opens to the public.
open to both those with and without physical challenges, and
Children with special needs and
should be discussed at the participant’s initial intake.
their family enjoy games and
☎ Shelley Levy, ext. 1489 booths, Purim crafts and fun!
www.jccotp.org SPECIAL SERVICES 43
Special Services Classes
ÅGES CLASS NAME DAY DATES TIME SESSIONS INSTRUCTOR COST CODE
3-5 Sunday FunDay! I S 1/24-6/6 10:30 am-12:30 pm 13 $700/$800 30S018
6-10 Sunday FunDay! II S 1/24-6/6 10:30 am-12:30 pm 13 $700/$800 30S019
10-12 Sunday FunDay! For Tweens S 1/24-6/6 10:30 am-12:30 pm 13 $700/$800 30S020
6-12 Your Personal Best I S 1/24-6/6 10:30 am-12:30 pm 13 $700/$800 30S021
6-12 Your Personal Best II S 1/24-6/6 10:30 am-12:30 pm 13 $700/$800 30S022
5-9 Family Art Sunday FunDay S 1/24-6/6 12:45 -1:30 pm 13 $325/$400 30S030
5-13 Tu B’Shevat with Matan S 1/24 1-4 pm 1 $18 per family 30S601
5-13 Passover with Matan S 3/28 1-4 pm 1 $18 per family 30S602
5-13 Shabbat with Matan F 6/4 5-7 pm 1 $18 per family 30F603
10-12 Super Soccer Stars Th 1/28-6/3 3:40-4:30 pm 16 $325/$400 30R101
13-17 Super Soccer Stars S 1/24-6/6 13 see Sunday Classes
13-17 Project PALS T 1/26-6/1 3:30-6 pm 15 $775/$875 30T301
13-17 Project PALS Th 1/28-6/3 3:30-6 pm 16 $800/$950 30R302
13-17 Sports-a- Rama S 1/24-6/6 9:30-12:30 pm 13 $775/$950 30S103
13-21 Open Gym Night Th 1/28-6/3 7-8 pm 16 $300/$350 30R110
13-17 Lovin’ to Live S 1/24-6/6 10:30 am-12:30 pm 13 $700/$800 30S304
14-21 Transitions-On Our Own S 1/24-6/6 10 am-2:30 pm 13 $850/$1000 30S305
13-18 Teen Scene S 3/14, 4/11 3-6 pm 3 $30/$30 30S311
8-16 Vacation FunDays T 2/16 9 am-3 pm 1 $75/$90 30T803
8-16 Vacation FunDays W 2/17 9 am-3 pm 1 $75/$90 30W804
8-16 Vacation FunDays Th 2/18 9 am-3 pm 1 $75/$90 30R805
13-20 The Fun Spot S 2/1-6/30 5 $150/$200+ 30S310
21+ Club JCC S 2/1-6/30 5 $40/$40+ 30S400
21+ Creative Cooking S 1/24-6/6 11 am-12:30 pm 13 $525/$600 30S401
21+ Adult Fitness Training T 1/26-6/1 6:15 pm-7 pm 15 $325/$400 30T105
21+ LIFE Group I S 9/1-8/30 10 Susan Polin $300/$375+ 30S001
21+ LIFE Group II S 9/1-8/30 10 Faye Graye $300/$375+ 30S002
21+ Parent to Parent S 2/1-5/30 11 am-12 pm 4 FREE
FOR INFORMATION ON 2010 SUMMER CAMPS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS,
CAMP TIKVAH, CAMP HAVERIM, CAMP DREAM STREET, OR ON OUR OWN, SEE PAGE 15.
SPECIAL NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
The goal of this program is to provide well trained volunteers to
work with special needs participants enrolled in programs at the
JCC. This is a great opportunity for teens ages 13 through high
school to gain community service hours. Participation in a volun-
teer training program is a department requirement.
☎ Shelley Levy, ext. 1489.
Co-sponsored with the Teen Department.
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SUNDAYS AND AFTER SCHOOL
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AGES 3-12 NEW! FAMILY ART SUNDAY FUNDAY
The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is excited to partner with
Abrakadoodle to bring our special needs community a truly
Designed to help children with a variety of special needs including remarkable art experience. This is a new program specifically
autism spectrum disorder, varied communication and learning differ- designed for children with special needs and their families fol-
ences, moderate cognitive/intellectual/neurological challenges, and/or lowing the Sunday Funday programs. Abrakadoodle provides
developmental disabilities develop socialization skills and enjoy developmentally-appropriate, art instruction that focuses on
recreational activities. This two-hour class format combines varied building confidence in every child’s unique artistic abilities.
half-hour activities each week to help children develop fine and gross Through the use of a variety of materials, each activity is an
motor skills, auditory awareness, imaginative play, social and commu- opportunity to develop independence, self confidence as well as
nication skills with a high level of supervision provided by profession- a sense of responsibility.
als and trained volunteers. The goal is to help students build their
skills as they progress from one age group to the next. Class registra-
13 Sundays 1/24-6/6 12:45-1:30 pm $325/$400 30S030
tion gives priority to returning participants from Sunday Funday and
(no classes 1/31, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 4/4, 5/9, 5/30)
NO CLASSES on 1/31, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 4/4, 5/9, 5/30
Sunday FunDay! Ages 3-5 SUNDAY AND AFTER SCHOOL
Segments include: Music, Creative Movement, Art Expression and PROGRAMS FOR TEENS AGES 13-21
PROJECT PALS (PROMOTING ACTIVITIES AND LIFE SKILLS)
13 Sundays 1/24-6/6 10:30 am-12:30 pm $700/$800 30S018
Provides an after school program for teens with a variety of special
needs including autism, Asperger Syndrome, varied communication
Sunday FunDay! Ages 6-10
and learning differences and moderate cognitive/intellectual/neuro-
Segments include: Creative Movement, Art Expressions, logical challenges who do not require 1:1 supervision.
Sports/Soccer and Music Therapy Tuesdays: Activities include: Swim, Yoga, and Cooking
13 Sundays 1/24-6/6 10:30 am-12:30 pm $700/$800 30S019
Thursdays: Activities include: Computers, Soccer, Life Skills, and
Sunday FunDay! for Tweens Ages 10-12 Ages 13-17
Segments include: Music Therapy, Cooking and Sports/Soccer 15 Tuesdays 1/26-6/1 3:30-6 pm $775/$875 30T301
13 Sundays 1/24-6/6 10:30 am-12:30 pm $700/$800 30S020 (no classes on 2/16, 3/30, 4/6, 5/18)
16 Thursdays 1/28-6/3 3:30–6 pm $800/$950 30R302
(no classes on 2/18, 4/1, 5/20)
YOUR PERSONAL BEST I AND II
Designed specifically to improve both social skills and communica-
tion skills for children with autistic behaviors including PDD and
Asperger Syndrome through a variety of activities in a two-hour class Teens with a variety of special needs including autism, Asperger
format that combines varied activities. Groups are formed based on Syndrome, varied communication and learning differences and mod-
age and compatibility. Segments include: Karate, Music, Soccer, and erate cognitive/intellectual challenges enjoy the following activities:
Social Skills. Fitness, Super Soccer Stars, Swimming and Karate
Ages 6-12 13 Sundays 1/24-6/6 10:30 am-12:30 pm $700/800 30S021 Ages 13-17
Ages 6-12 13 Sundays 1/24-6/6 10:30 am-12:30 pm $700/800 30S022 13 Sundays 1/24-6/6 9:30-12:30 pm $775/$950 30S103
(no classes on 1/31, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 4/4, 5/9, 5/30) (no classes on 1/31, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 4/4, 5/9, 5/30)
PRIVATE MUSIC THERAPY THROUGH
THE THURNAEUR SCHOOL OF MUSIC
The Nordoff-Robbins music-centered approach is a successful
educational tool for students with special needs. This approach
explores the role of improvisation in communication and is espe-
cially effective with autism.
☎ Dorothy Roffman, ext. 1460 to arrange a meeting time.
www.jccotp.org SPECIAL SERVICES 45
MONTHLY SOCIAL SKILLS GROUPS
WINTER VACATION FUNDAYS
THE TEEN SCENE
The TEEN SCENE is a fun social program for teens ages 13-18 (or
Children and teens, ages 8-16 enjoy gym & swim, art, music, still attending school) with a variety of special needs including
movies, and a trip. New participants must have an in-take inter- Autism, Asperger Syndrome and those with varied communication
view and approval by department director. and learning differences. Teens meet at the JCC to participate in social
Ages 8-16 Tuesday 2/16 9 am-3 pm $75/ $90 30T803 activities that may include dances, games, fitness, sports and many
Ages 8-16 Wednesday 2/17 9 am-3 pm $75/ $90 30W804 other activities. This is an opportunity to build friendships while
Ages 8-16 Thursday 2/18 9 am-3 pm $75/ $90 30R805 emphasizing independence and the acquisition of life skills. A DJ,
All participants $95 per day after 2/1/2010 snacks and refreshments are provided. For more information, includ-
ing financial aid for the program, please contact Shelley Levy at ext.
1489 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ages 13-18 3 Sundays 3/14, 4/11 & 5/16 3-6 pm $30/$30 30S311
SUPER SOCCER STARS SPECIAL NEEDS
Super Soccer Stars Special Needs is a unique program created exclu-
sively for children with developmental disabilities, accommodating THE FUN SPOT
children with ADD, Autism, Down's Syndrome, and other forms of Bruce Graye
PDD/NOS. With a maximum of two children per coach, the program This social group for teens/young adults meets once a month for
helps children learns skills such as structure and task completion outings that include bowling, sporting events and more. A great
through entertaining and engaging soccer activities. Our unique age- transition for On Our Own and Sports-A-Rama teens! Some trips are
specific curricula is designed by a combination of early childhood, combined with LIFE Group II. Trip costs are not included.
behavioral, ABA, and soccer specialists to ensure that each child
Ages 13-20 5 Sundays 1-4 pm $150/$200 30S310
learns, builds self-confidence and enhances their social skills.
Ages 6-17 Sundays 1/24-6/6
See Sunday Funday, Lovin’ to Live, Your Personal Best and Sports-a-Rama
Ages 10-12 16 Thursdays 1/28-6/3 3:40-4:30 pm $325/400 30R101 ADULTS 21
(no classes 2/18, 4/1, 5/20)
The Guttenberg Center for Special Services offers a variety of classes
for adults including Independence, Karate, Yoga, Cooking, Aquacise,
TEEN OPEN GYM NIGHT Personal Training and Judaics. For more information, including
Open gym includes organized fitness, sports & social time for teens financial aid for these programs, please contact Shelley Levy at
ages 13-21 with a variety of special needs including autism spectrum ext. 1489 or email@example.com.
disorder, Asperger Syndrome, and varied communication and learn-
Ages 13-21 16 Thursdays 1/28-6/3 7-8 pm $300/350 30R110
Participants learn basic cooking skills and safety rules. Great skills for
(no classes 2/18, 4/1, 5/20)
Ages 21+ 13 Sundays 1/24-6/1 11 am-12:30 pm $525/$600 30S401
LOVIN’ TO LIVE (no classes 1/31, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 4/4, 5/9, 5/30)
Designed especially for young teens with autism, neurological, cogni-
tive and intellectual challenges and/or developmental disabilities.
ADULT FITNESS TRAINING
One-on-one supervision is provided. Activities include: Yoga, Soccer,
Life Skills/Cooking. Step-by-step instruction for your body workout. Strengthen your
body using the latest equipment in the Sadinoff Fitness Center under
Ages 13-17 13 Sundays 1/24-6/6 10:30 am-12:30 pm $700/$800 30S304
the supervision of a Special Services instructor.
(no classes 1/31, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 4/4, 5/9, 5/30)
Ages 21+ 15 Tuesdays 1/26-6/1 6:15-7 pm $325/400 30T105
(no classes 2/16, 3/30, 4/6, 5/18)
TRANSITIONS - ON OUR OWN
This 4 1/2-hour life-skills training program is geared for teens with a
variety of special needs including autism spectrum, Asperger
Syndrome, varied communication and learning differences and mod-
erate cognitive/intellectual challenges. Activities include: On Our
Own Life Skills, Computers, Karate, Yoga, Swim and Chef’s Delight.
Ages 14-21 13 Sundays 1/24-6/6 10 am-2:30 pm $850/$1000 30S305
(no classes 1/31, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 4/4, 5/9, 5/30)
46 WINTER/SPRING 2010 201.569.7900
MONTHLY SOCIAL PROGRAMS
Alumni of the Community High School and other adults with learn-
ing differences get together for monthly trips! Monthly registration
available (cost $10). Trip fees are extra and vary according to desti-
5 Sundays 2/2010-6/2010 $40/$40 30S400
Underwritten in part through donations in honor of Dr. Sandra Gold
*LIFE GROUPS I AND II LEARNING TO LIVE INDEPENDENTLY FOREVER
Adults learn life skills for independent living, including travel skills,
money skills, and appropriate social interactions in the community.
Cultural education is also included. Various community outings
enhance and provide practical application in all areas of skill develop-
ment. Monthly registration or single trip registration available ($40
per trip). Trip costs and single trip registration fees are extra.
Susan Polin, Getaway I
10 Sundays 9/2009-8/2010 $300/$375 full year
Faye Graye, Getaway II
10 Sundays 9/2009-8/2010 $300/$375 full year
PARENT AND EDUCATOR WORKSHOPS
The Guttenberg Center for Special Service will offer seminars and
workshops for parents, caregivers, special educators and others to
*SPECIAL SERVICES DANCES
learn about the latest methods and trends in dealing with a wide
Maria Engel, Dance Supervisor range of special learning and life issues. Topics include transition
Monthly dances are held for people age 16 through 60. Great DJ and planning, literacy development, positive behavior support, financial
lots of fun! Dances are held in the auditorium, unless otherwise planning, healthcare and socialization.
noted. Reservations are strongly suggested. ☎ Esther, ext. 1491 or check the
Sundays 1/23, **2/20, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16 & 6/13 7-9:30 pm website for further information.
Fee per dance $8/$10/$6 chaperones
**This dance will be held at Temple Sinai, One Engle Street, Tenafly
*These programs have been made possible, in part, by the Chuck
FAMILY LIFE PROGRAMS
Guttenberg Center for the Physically Challenged Endowment Fund ALS SUPPORT GROUP
Toby Tider, MS
MDA/ALS support groups offer practical information and emotional
PROJECT CARES support to help people cope with the stress and strain of living with
ALS. Patients, extended family and caregivers share resources and
LEARNING TO BABYSIT FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS personal hope, which often helps to reduce feelings of isolation and
despair. Humor is frequently shared and discussed as a useful coping
Janet Bush strategy. Guest speakers are sometimes invited to address topics
Teens are trained by a special needs master educator, through intense important to attendees.
workshops, videos, and meetings with parents and professionals. Sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Jersey.
Students will be certified in CPR and First Aid, with additional topics
Thursdays, 2/18, 3/18, 4/15, 5/13, 6/17, 7/15 and 8/19 4-5:30 pm, Free and open to
including: rights and responsibilities, child development and behav-
ioral problems, caring for the special needs child, nutrition, handling the community
emergencies, caring for a sick child and more. If you have a group of
at least five teens who would like to form their own class, please ☎ PARENT TO PARENT
Sara Lewis at ext. 1469 for information. Support group for parents of Sunday FunDay, Your Personal Best,
8 Tuesdays 2/1-3/29 7-8:30 pm $55/$75 25M010 Lovin’ to Live and On Our Own participants. This is a free, monthly
This program is made possible, in part, by the Gruss-Lipper Family program. Parents will be able to network with each other as well as
Foundation experts in the field.
Sundays 2/7, 3/14, 4/11, 5/2 11 am–12 pm Free
www.jccotp.org SINGLES 47
Singles ,uhubpu ohhubp
SINGLES 40- 59
Watch on large screen TV as the two best teams
in football square off. Enjoy hero sandwiches,
munchies, beer and socializing before and dur-
ing the game.
Reservations required, call ext. 1496.
Sunday 2/7 5:30 pm $21/$25 by 2/4, $29 after 41S530
Spend a casual evening getting to know others through discussion on
topics of interest to singles.
Sundays 1/24, 2/21, 3/14, 4/25 6 pm $4/$6 41S600
STAFF This schmooze will include participants from the concurrent BBQ
who will join us for this discussion on hot topics.
ext. 1456 Esther Mazor, Singles Director
Sunday 5/16 6:30 pm $4/$6 41S630
ext. 1496 Ronit Gorelik, Administrative Assistant
BBQ & SPORTS AND SCHMOOZE AT THE JCC
(RAIN OR SHINE)
YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMMING Don’t miss this great day of food, fun and
All year round, the Singles Department offers a variety of programs activities. Have fun playing softball after
and activities in a comfortable, relaxed, non-pressured setting. We you enjoy barbecued hot dogs, hamburgers
feature many exciting singles sponsored programs as well as programs or veggie burgers, and more. Also includes
offered in partnership with other JCC departments. schmooze on hot topics of your choice.
Please wear sneakers, bring mitts and bats
for softball. It is sure to be a great day of
BI-MONTHLY NEWSLETTER food and fun. Reservations required, call
For a more complete list of programs and up-to-date information,
check our web page or our Singles Newsletter, which will be sent Sunday 5/16 4 pm $20/$23 by 5/13, $28 after 41S400
every other month. JCC members receive the newsletters free upon
request. Non-member subscribers pay a $5 fee to cover costs of mail- 5 MINUTE DATING
ings through August 2010. E-Newsletters are sent free of charge.
Singles 45-60 only
Don’t miss this chance to meet and date several different people
NOT FOR SINGLES ONLY one-on-one for 5 minutes each in a casual atmosphere. Enjoy
socializing with everyone during our breaks. Reservations required,
TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE: THE RISE AND FALL OF BERNIE MADOFF
call ext. 1496.
Book Discussion with Erin Arvedlund,
Sunday 6/27 4:30 pm $13/$15 in advance, $20 at door 41S401
author & investigative journalist
Based on availability. Men are encouraged to register.
Back in 2001, Arvedlund was the first reporter
from a major publication (Barron’s) to question
Madoff’s hedge fund returns. Sadly, the authori-
ties never followed up on that groundbreaking
article. Now she narrates the dramatic full story
of Madoff’s rise and fall. See page 54 for more
information. Book signing and sale.
Wednesday 2/24 7:30 pm $8/$10 41W730
48 WINTER/SPRING 2010 201.569.7900
AGE CLASS DAY DATE TIME INSTRUCTOR MEMBER/ PRE-REQUISITE CODE
40-59 Super Bowl Sunday S 2/7 5:30 pm $29 $21/$25 by 2/4 41S530
40-59 Singles Schmooze S 1/24, 2/21, 6 pm $4/$6 per event 41S600
40-59 Singles Schmooze S 5/16 6:30 pm $4/$6 41S630
40-59 BBQ & Sports & Schmooze S 5/16 4 pm $28 $20/$23 by 5/13 41S400
40-59 5 Minute Dating S 6/27 4:30 pm $20 $13/$15 in advance 41S401
NFSO Monday Night at the Movies M 3/1, 3/22, 4/12 7:30 pm Harold Chapler $3/$5 per film 53M730
Support Group Widow/Widowers M 2/8-3/22 6:30 pm Judy Brauner $110/$135 Registration required 41M630
Support Group Uncoupling: Coping with M 2/8-3/22 8:15 pm Judy Brauner $110/$135 Registration required 41M815
Divorce and Separation & 5/3-6/21
Support Group Beyond Bereavement Group M 4/26-5/24 11 am Debbie Fox $60/$75 Registration required 41M111
NOT FOR SINGLES ONLY SUPPORT GROUPS
MONDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES BEYOND BEREAVEMENT GROUP
A Film/Discussion Series with Harold Chapler Debbie Fox, LCSW
Each screening is introduced with pointers from Mr. Chapler and fol- Beyond Bereavement is a support group that takes you to the next
lowed by optional discussion. Participants are given tools to identify stage of your journey. Discuss ways to move on with your new life,
plot lines, design elements, character choices, thematic nuances and (obstacles and all), while meeting others who are going through sim-
how they contribute to a well-crafted film. ilar circumstances. Call Debra Turitz ext. 1450 for more information
March 1: The Magic Flute or Esther Mazor ext. 1456. Registration is required.
Ingmar Bergman has created an exceptionally beautiful version of 5 Mondays 4/26-5/24 11 am-12:30 pm $60/$75 41M111
Mozart’s most popular opera by taking it out of the theater. He directs
a world-class cast of singers who are also fine actors. A don’t-miss WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS: YOU ARE NOT ALONE
Judy Brauner, LCSW Therapist
March 22: Ninotchka
This bereavement group for those recently widowed provides an
Ernst Lubitsch’s Parisian comedy about Bolsheviks bewildered in the opportunity to share your feelings with others that understand.
City of Light. Greta Garbo already known as a femme fatale, triumphs Therapist Judy Brauner will help you talk about the changes in your
as a natural comedienne. Her co-stars are Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire family life, social relationships and sense of self. Make warm and
and Bela Lugosi. enduring friendships that will help you heal. Reservations required,
April 12: Shoot The Piano Player call ext. 1456.
Charles Aznavour, a legendary singer/songwriter in real life, gives a 7 Mondays 2/8-3/22 6:30 pm $110/$135 41M630
great performance as Charlie, a once-famous piano player down on and 5/3-6/21
his luck. When Charlie’s brother needs help from gangsters and he
falls for a co-worker, Lena, it quickly becomes a tale of love on the UNCOUPLING: COPING WITH DIVORCE AND SEPARATION
Judy Brauner, LCSW Therapist
May 3: The Front
The group will help you process your feelings about the end of an
Martin Ritt’s highly entertaining view of Hollywood in the 1960’s important relationship and the experience of being on your own.
when its finest talents fell under the shadow of the House Un- Meet others who share your concerns. Make new friends.
American Activities Committee. Stars Zero Mostel, Herschel Reservations required, call ext. 1456.
Bernardi, Michael Murphy and Woody Allen in a plot full of clever
twists and surprises. 7 Mondays 2/8- 3/22 8:15 pm $110/$135 41M815
and 5/3- 6/21
May 17: Notorious
Alfred Hitchcock’s classic love-triangle, suspense story starring Ingrid
Bergman, Cary Grant and Claude Rains. The brilliant screen play was
written by Ben Hecht.
5 Mondays 7:30 pm Series $12/$18 $3/$5 per film 53M730
www.jccotp.org ISRAEL CONNCETION 49
Israel Connection ,hktrahv vekjnv
STORY TIME AND SUPPER
MITZ PETEL (RASPBERRY JUICE)
BY HAYA SHENHAV
STORY TELLING IN HEBREW FOR CHILDREN AGES 3-5
Story Teller: Niva Kerzner,
Bring your children and enjoy listening
to some of Israel’s new classic stories.
Your children will be mesmerized as
the main characters come to life
through the dramatization of the story.
This will include an interactive, fun
activity related to the story. Pizza and
drinks for children.
Ages 3-5 TBD 4–5 pm $7/$10 43M400
ext. 1427 Tammy Levy, Israel Connection Program Director
ext. 1496 Ronit Gorelik, Administrative Assistant
ext. 1428 Niva Kerzner, Youth Shlicha TU B’SHEVAT
The Israel Connection Department offers Americans and Israelis of all CELEBRATION
ages in our community and beyond multiple pathways to experience
the richness of Israeli culture. We offer cultural and social activities For more information call Tammy
and events that are open to JCC members and non-members who Levy at 201-408-1427.
want to enhance and strengthen their ties to Israel. Our holiday Sunday 1/31 2-4pm
celebrations for children and adults, lectures, sing-alongs, and Israeli
films are just some of the offerings that make it possible for partici-
pants to experience Israel.
CHILDREN AND TEENS ohpum
TZOFIM SHEVET MEZADA, TENAFLY, NJ
CHUG CHAGIM- HOLIDAY WORKSHOP IN HEBREW
The Tzofim, Shevet Mezada, is housed
ohdj duj here at the JCC and currently has 120
Learn about celebrating the Jewish holidays, in Hebrew, through sto- members, ages 8 to 18. The Israeli
ries, songs, arts and crafts and foods that will teach the customs of Tzofim emphasizes social and moral
each festival (Israeli style). The upcoming holidays include Purim development, and helps young people to develop physically,
and Shavuot. intellectually and socially through age-specific activities including
CELEBRATING PURIM simulation games, discussions, projects, camping trips, ceremonies,
Ages 3-5 Monday 3/1 4-5:30 pm $12/$18 43M11101 holiday celebrations, music, sports - and lots of fun. A central element
Ages 6-8 Monday 3/1 5:30-7 pm $12/$18 43M11102
of the scouting program is that it is a youth-led movement. The goal
of the program is for young people to experience the responsibility
and leadership of guiding others. Twice a year, winter and summer,
CELEBRATING SHAVUOT each troop goes to a sleep away camp where they take part in nature
Ages 3-5 Monday 5/17 4-5:30 pm $12/$18 43M11301 hikes, sports events and scouting activities. The Tzofim meet every
Ages 6-8 Monday 5/17 5:30-7 pm $12/$18 43M11302 Sunday between 4-6 pm at the JCC. The counselors (“Shachbag”)
meet between 6-8pm. We welcome every young Israeli who wants to
join us. For more information call Niva Kerzner at ext. 1428.
50 WINTER/SPRING 2010 201.569.7900
THE ISRAELI BUSINESS CIRCLE SWEET DESSERTS
The Israeli Business Circle is a networking initiative aimed at WITH AYELET NATHANIEL
bringing together Israeli professionals to interact on a regular basis OF MATISSE CHOCOLATE ACADEMY
and exchange thoughts and ideas about Israeli related issues.
These gatherings provide a unique opportunity to share and enhance PROFESSIONAL CHOCOLATE MAKING
your knowledge and insights on various topics of interest while Learn how to temper chocolate, learn
socializing with peers and collogues in the community. about different types of chocolate, explore
The group gathers every other month at the JCC and often features a chocolate history and make one pound of
keynote speaker, who is a prominent figure in a particular industry. your own clusters to take home and
Presentations are typically given in Hebrew and are followed by a enjoy.
Q&A session and an open discussion. This exciting initiative is open Tuesday 1/12 10 am-2 pm $50/$60 43TSWE
to all with the hope of expanding the Circle and providing its
members with a unique platform to learn, share and benefit. CUPCAKES/COFFEE CAKE
Learn techniques and secrets in order to
WOMEN’S CIRCLE create the most delicious and moist cakes
you can serve for birthdays or any other
The Women’s Circle is a networking initiative sponsored by The events.
Shiboleth law firm, which is aimed at bringing together Israeli women
from our community. These gatherings provide an opportunity to Vanilla cake, apple cake, lemon cake with
enhance your knowledge on various topics of interest while socializ- various topping
ing with other Israeli women. Tuesday 1/19 10 am-2 pm $50/$60 43TSWE
The Women’s Circle meets on a regular basis at the JCC, with a pro-
fessional speaker (usually in Hebrew) and includes a light (kosher) YEAST CAKES
dinner. Learn about yeast: natural yeast (sour
Kindly RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to ensure your dough), fresh/dry (industrial) yeast and
participation. Please note this session is limited to the first 25 who the important information and tech-
register. niques you need to know to succeed in
the “mission”. Learm to make cinnamon
babka, chocolate crunch and cheese
ISRAELI CLUB PROGRAMS squares.
hktrahv iusgunv Tuesday 1/26 10 am-2 pm $50/$60 43TSWE
A social/cultural club conducted in Hebrew. Meetings generally are
held on Saturday evening, and have a holiday or general theme of Registration required for each session
interest to Israelis. To join the club or for more information see our $130/$160 for 3 part series
website or call Tammy Levy at ext. 1427. Co-sponsored with Early Childhood Department
TU B’SHEVAT CELEBRATION:
CELEBRATING ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF KIBUTZIM
Performance and sing along with Dr. Miki Rahav
Saturday 1/30 8 pm 3A832
Saturday 3/6 8:30 pm 43A833
COMMUNITY WIDE YOM HAATZMAUT
EREV YOM HAZIKARON – ISRAEL’S MEMORIAL DAY COMMEMORATION
Paying tribute to Israel’s fallen soldiers and the martyrs of terrorism.
SAVE THE DATE! SUNDAY, APRIL 25
Call ext. 1427 Watch for details.
Sunday 4/18 8 pm Free and Open to the Community
www.jccotp.org ISRAEL CONNECTION 51
ISRAEL FILM AND CULTURE IN COMMEMORATION OF U.N.
FESTIVAL 2010 HOLOCAUST DAY
Co-sponsored with the Israel Program Center of the UJA-NNJ BLESSED IS THE MATCH: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF HANNAH SENESH
After the screening a discussion will be
FILM SCREENING: RAFTING TO BOMBAY led by Susan Beer, who was incarcerated
The Laufer family travels to Bombay to tell the story of the father, in the same prison as Hanah Senesh dur-
Nahum, and his mother, who found refuge in the city after they ing that time.
escaped from the Nazis. As the family arrives in Bombay, they find Blessed Is the Match is the first documentary
themselves in the midst of the November 2008 terror attacks. All their feature about Hannah Senesh, the World War
plans are disrupted. II-era poet and diarist who became a
Rafting to Bombay combines parallel stories of past and present. paratrooper and resistance fighter. In 1944,
Narratives interweave as the screen is split into three simultaneous Hannah joined the only military rescue
images, putting the present, past and distant past in the same frame. mission for Jews during the Holocaust. She
This is a tale of three generations: grandmother, son, and grandson parachuted behind enemy lines, was
telling one story. At one moment, it's a romantic dream full of hope captured, tortured and ultimately executed by the Nazis. With
and promise, at another, it transforms into the cruel reality of past and unprecedented access to the Senesh family archive, and through
present. interviews, eyewitness accounts and the prolific writings of Hannah
Light refreshments will follow the program. and Catherine Senesh, the film recreates Hannah’s mission and
imprisonment. Blessed Is the Match looks back on the life of a unique-
Sunday 3/7 6:30 pm $10/$12 42S601
ly talented and complex girl who came of age in a world descending
Co-sponsored with the Judaic department into madness.
Thursday 1/28 7:30 pm Free and Open to the Community 42R882
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF THE KIBBUTZ MOVEMENT Co-sponsored by the JCC Judaic Department and the Israel Program
One hundred years ago, young Jews set out from Europe to Eretz Center of the UJA-NNJ
Yisrael with the determination and passion to build a new Jewish
State, and an ideal society. One of the greatest achievements of these
people was the Kibbutz - a social experiment embracing the Jewish
values of equality, community and national responsibility. ISRAELI FOLK DANCING WITH TAMAR
This dynamic event will feature an exclusive performance by the og hsuehr
world renowned Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company performing
the Kef- Kafim. The evening will also include film, songs, music and Beginners and more experienced dancers alike will enjoy these
dance from the rich repertoire of the Kibbutz culture. weekly sessions. Call Tamar at 201.836.2655.
Sunday 3/14 8 pm $15/$18
REPERTOIRE INSTRUCTION FOLLOWED BY REGULAR SESSION
A MATTER OF SIZE (2009) Starts at 7 pm with instruction and review. Open to all! Followed by
Director: Sharon Maymon, Erez Tadmor our regular session with your favorite dances, both old and new.
Herzl’s mundane life begins to change when he discovers the one Tuesdays Ongoing 7 pm $8/$10
place where fat guys can be rock stars: the world of sumo wrestling.
Starring: Shaul Azar, Itzik Cohen. THE PLACE TO DANCE
Saturday 3/20 8:30 pm $10/$12 43A831 For intermediate to advanced dancers, featuring all your old and new
favorites. Circles, couples, debkas — all in a party atmosphere!
Sundays Ongoing 7 pm $10/$12
52 WINTER/SPRING 2010 201.569.7900
Adult Department ohrducnk vkfav
Stacy Budkofsky &
Play the game that everyone is
playing! This ancient Chinese
game is fun and challenging, yet
surprisingly easy to understand!
Learn the basics and how to
play skillfully in our relaxed, no
pressure atmosphere. Plenty of
practice time so that you can
master the game. Come with a
group or we will set you up
with one. There will be an addi-
tional charge of $8 to instructor
for card. Pre-registration required.
ext. 1456 Esther Mazor, Adult & Singles Director 5 Thursdays 1/14-2/11 9:30-11 am $80/$100 40R35100W0
ext. 1457 Judy Belinfante, Adult Program Director Jennifer Schiffman
ext. 1458 Lynn Werner, Registrar/Administrative Assistant 5 Wednesdays 4/14-5/12 7:30-9 pm $80/$100 40W35200P0
Programs are open to adults 18 years and older. Most classes have
minimum and maximum participant requirements, so we encourage
you to register early to ensure your place. You may register with cash, NEW! MAH JONGG
check or credit card, in person, by mail, by phone or online. AFTER
Cancellations and transfers for classes will be accepted before the first
class with a service charge of $10 or 10%, which ever is greater. There
are no refunds on Special Events. Stacy Budkofsky
You’ve taken the class, you have your card, but you’re not quite
ART GALLERY TOURS ready for prime time. This is for you! Seven weeks includes plen-
ty of time to practice what you’ve learned and master new tips
Tobi Kahn and strategies. Every other week, (sessions 1, 3, 5 & 7) Stacy will
Featured in New York Magazine as BEST Art guide you and help you expand your knowledge and gain confi-
Gallery Tour, be inspired as Tobi leads you to dence, the other weeks practice with your group in comfortable
the most interesting art exhibits in Manhattan. JCC surroundings. Limited to 12 people, register early!
Priority given to Fall 2009 participants and 7 Wednesdays 1/6-2/24 9:45–11:15 am $80/$100 40W35300W0
members. Group meets in New York and class (no class 2/17)
size is limited. Pre-registration required
through Lynn ext. 1458. Some changes in dates may be necessary.
7 Tuesdays 4/13-6/1 10 am-12 pm $210/$290 40T05100P0
(no class 5/18)
7 Thursdays 4/15-6/3 10 am-12 pm $210/$290 40R05200P0
(no class 5/20)
www.jccotp.org ADULTS 53
Adult Classes & Programs
CLASS NAME DAY DATES TIME SESS INSTRUCTOR COST CODE
Art Gallery Tour T 4/13-6/1 10 am-12 pm 7 Tobi Kahn $210/$290 40T05100P0
Art Gallery Tour Th 4/15-6/3 10 am-12 pm 7 Tobi Kahn $210/$290 40R05200P0
Bridge – Advanced Beginner W 1/27-3/17 7:30-9:30 pm 8 Peter Steinberg $160/$200 40W30100W0
Bridge – Play of the Hand W 4/14-6/9 7:30-9:30 pm 8 Peter Steinberg $160/$200 40W30200P0
Bridge – Early Bird Combo M 1/25-3/15 5:30-7 pm 8 Peter Steinberg $305/$370 40X30100W0
&W 1/27-3/17 6-7 8
Bridge – Early Bird Combo M 4/12-6/7 5:30-7 pm 8 Peter Steinberg $305/$370 40X30200P0
&W 4/14-6/9 6-7 8
Bridge – Supervised Evening T 1/19-3/9 7:10-9:30 pm 8 Peter Steinberg $160/$200 40T30100W0
Bridge – Supervised Evening T 4/13-6/8 7:10-9:30 pm 9 Peter Steinberg $160/$200 40T30200P0
Bridge – Private Lessons Call Judy ext. 1457 Peter Steinberg $100/$120 per hour 40X30300W0
Mah Jongg Th 1/14-2/11 9:30-11 am 5 Stacy Budkofsky $80/$100 40R35100W0
Mah Jongg W 4/14-5/12 7:30-9 pm 5 Jennifer Schiffman $80/$100 40W35200P0
New! Mah Jongg After Mah Jongg W 1/6-2/24 9:45-11:15 am 7 Stacy Budkofsky $80/$100 40W35300W0
Book Discussion: Too Good To Be True: W 2/24 7:30 pm 1 Erin Arvedlund $8/$10 40W03100W0
The Rise and Fall of Bernie Madof
Coping with Unemployment T 1/12-3/16 6-7 pm DROP IN Stan Goldberg Free 40T09100W0
Coping with Unemployment Th 1/14-3/18 2-3 pm DROP IN Stan Goldberg Free 40R09200W0
Coping with Unemployment T 4/13-6/8 6-7 pm DROP IN Stan Goldberg Free 40T09300P0
Coping with Unemployment Th 4/15-6/10 2-3 pm DROP IN Stan Goldberg Free 40R09400P0
Wednesdays at the Movies W 2nd & 4th of the month 12:30-3 pm DROP IN Stan Goldberg Free
The Piano Century Th 2/25-3/25 1:30-2:45 pm 4 Steve Masi $40/$50 40R04100W0
The Story of the Suffragette Movement Th 3/18 11-12:15 pm 1 Charles McSorley Free 40R06100W0
My Favorite Chamber Music Th 4/29-5/27 1:30-2:45 pm 4 Michael Reingold $40/ $50 40R04200P0
Ben Nelson Presents M 4/26 7:30-9 pm 1 Ben Nelson $10/$12 40M04400P0
Queens and Princesses
Ben Nelson Lecture Series Th 6/10 & 6/24 11:15 am 2 Ben Nelson Free/$5 per session 40R04300P0
Hollywood Goes to Washington
Private Computer Lessons Call Judy ext. 1457 One Hour Irene Carleton $65/$75 40X08100W0
Private Dance Lessons Call Judy ext. 1457 One Hour Michiel Murkofsky $80/$95 per couple 40X41100W0
Sarah Gottesman Lubin Programs for Creative Arts and Crafts
Knitting W 1/20-3/10 12-2 pm 8 Lori Trattou $145/$170 40W10200W0
Knitting W 4/14-6/9 12-2 pm 8 Lori Trattou $145/$170 40W10200P0
Painting: The Joy of Watercolor W 1/27-3/17 1:30-4 pm 8 Paulette Cochet $200/$240 40W19100W0
Springtime Watercolor W 4/14-6/9 1:30-4 pm 8 Paulette Cochet $200/$240 40W19200P0
Acrylic Painting T 1/12-2/9 12:30-3 pm 5 Paulette Cochet $125/$150 40T19100W0
Acrylic Painting T 2/16-3/16 12:30-3 pm 5 Paulette Cochet $125/$150 40T19200W0
Acrylic Painting T 4/13-5/11 12:30-3 pm 5 Paulette Cochet $125/$150 40T19300P0
Acrylic Painting T 5/18-6/15 12:30-3 pm 5 Paulette Cochet $125/$150 40T19400P0
Basic Drawing & Sketching W 1/27-3/17 7:30-10 pm 8 Peggy Dressel $140/$165 40W19200W0
Private Acrylic & Watercolor Painting Call Judy ext. 1457 Paulette Cochet $80/$100 per hour
Private Drawing & Sketching Call Judy ext. 1457 Peggy Dressel $40/$50 per hour
54 WINTER/SPRING 2010 201.569.7900
BRIDGE WITH GENERAL INTEREST
PETER STEINBERG COPING WITH UNEMPLOYMENT
ADVANCED BEGINNER Stan Goldberg
A perfect class for post beginners and If you are looking for a job, want to change career paths, or even start
players wanting to “get back in the your own business, this is for you. Stan Goldberg, past president of
game.” Featured topics include Fortune Personnel Consultants, is offering his expertise in these
pre-empts, weak twos, the two club challenging times. From help with finding a position, to resume prep,
opening, Blackwood, Stayman, Jacoby to properly presenting yourself on and after an interview, Stan will
transfers and basic defense. work with you on the entire process to help you get the desired
8 Wednesdays 1/27-3/17 7:30-9:30 pm $160/$200 40W30100W0
results. These question and answer sessions are personalized and cus-
tomized to fit your needs. Come for one or come every week. You are
PLAY OF THE HAND
Does your partner make faces when you play out a hand? Then Tuesdays 1/12-3/16 (no session 2/16) 6-7 pm 40T09100W0
this is the course for you! The Plan: counting winners and losers, Thursdays 1/14-3/18 (no session 2/18) 2-3 pm 40R09200W0
considering your options: choosing the order...you try your options. Spring
The Play: when to draw trump, and when not to: Communication: Tuesdays 4/13-6/8 (no session 5/18) 6-7 pm 40T09300P0
the art of getting back and forth; making use of long suits. This class
Thursdays 4/15-6/10 (no session 5/20) 2-3 pm 40R09400P0
also features some bidding review.
Free & Open to the Community
8 Wednesdays 4/14-6/9 7:30-9:30 pm $160/$200 40W30200P0
NEW! WEDNESDAYS AT THE MOVIES
EARLY BIRD COMBO – SUPER VALUE!
Sharpen your skills with this special combo value.
Come in out of the cold and enjoy classic & contemporary films.
Monday practice and improve your skills in a supervised play lab. After the movie, enjoy coffee and conversation about the film. Details
Wednesday classes will be at a Lower Intermediate level and will to be announced.
concentrate on improving your bidding. This is a great opportunity to
January-April 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the Month
get personalized attention with classes strictly limited to 12 people.
12:30-3 pm Free & Open to the Community
Winter 16 Sessions $305/$370 40X30100W0
8 Mondays 1/25-3/15 5:30-7 pm AND
8 Wednesday 1/27-3/17 6-7 pm
TOO GOOD TO BE
Spring 16 Sessions $305/$370 40X30200P0 TRUE: THE RISE
8 Mondays 4/12-6/7 5:30-7 pm AND AND FALL OF
8 Wednesdays 4/14-6/9 6-7 pm BERNIE MADOFF
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 7:30 PM
Book Discussion with
Play bridge under the supervision of a master bridge instructor. Come
Erin Arvedlund, author &
with a group or we will set you up with one. Light refreshments will
be available. Class size is strictly limited. Bonus Pre-Class Lesson
7:10 (PROMPTLY)-7:30 pm. Mini discussion of common problems
and how to solve them. Designed to help improve your bridge logic Back in 2001, Arvedlund was
at the table. No additional charge! the first reporter from a major
Winter publication, Barron’s to question Madoff’s amazing yet highly
8 Tuesdays 1/19-3/9 7:10-9:30 pm $160/$200 40T30100W0
suspicious hedge fund returns. Sadly, the authorities never
followed up on that groundbreaking article. Now she narrates the
dramatic full story of Madoff’s rise and fall. She explores, among
9 Tuesdays 4/13-6/8 7:10-9:30 pm $160/$200 40T30200P0
other mysteries, how Madoff was able to defraud so many smart
and wealthy clients; what role his wife and family played; and
BRIDGE, PRIVATE LESSONS why so few people, including the SEC, heeded the warning signs
Learn at your own pace with your own group of up to four people. that Arvedlund and others had raised.
Lessons for six people available at a slightly higher charge. Benefactors BOOK SIGNING AND SALE.
pay for private classes. Call Judy, ext. 1457 to arrange your lessons.
Minimum $100/$120 per one-hour session 40X30300W0
www.jccotp.org ADULTS 55
LIFELONG LEARNING THE STORY OF THE SUFFRAGETTE MOVEMENT: LECTURE & SLIDE SHOW
Celebrate National Women’s Month by reliving the time in history
Ben Nelson Presents… when women were far from equal and did not have the vote. Learn
QUEENS AND PRINCESSES: THE IMAGE OF how the Quakers had a tremendous influence on women’s rights and
THE JEWISH WOMAN IN AMERICAN the story of Alice Paul, a New Jersey native, who was instrumental in
LITERATURE AND FILM getting the 19th Amendment passed. Enjoy a slide show with
postcards, cartoons and pictures showing women fighting to get the
Join Ben as he discusses the archetypes right to vote.
and stereotypes of the Jewish Woman as
Thursday 3/18 11 am-12:15 pm Free 40R06100W0
she evolved into the Jewish Mother and
Princess Daughter. How did they become Co-sponsored by the New Jersey Speakers Bureau
so popular in modern fiction, theatre, and film? Is their
popularity positive or negative? Are the images valid or MY FAVORITE CHAMBER MUSIC
distortive? He will deal with these issues in a presentation that is Michael Reingold
both lively and informative.
Explore some of the great works of chamber music literature,
Monday 4/26 7:30-9 pm $10/$12 40M04400P0 including pieces by Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Dvorak and others.
No background necessary – just a passion for music and a desire to
learn. Michael Reingold, Assistant Director of the JCC Thurnauer
School of Music will be your guide. Michael is a French Hornist
BEN NELSON LECTURE SERIES with degrees from Stanford and SUNY Stony Brook and has been
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND performing with orchestras since he was 10 years old. He has taught
the popular series, “My Favorite Composers” at the JCC for 8 years,
HOLLYWOOD GOES TO WASHINGTON: MOVIES AND POLITICS
for which he was praised for his musical knowledge and enthusiasm.
Prof. Ben Nelson will discuss Hollywood's treatment of the Classes are appropriate for both the novice and experienced music
political scene, from the Depression Era, through the WW II lover and feature audio and video recordings. Class size is limited,
years and the McCarthy period, into the turbulent 60’s and 70’s please sign up early.
to the present time. Films examined will include Mr. Smith Goes
4 Thursdays 4/ 29-5/27 1:30-2:45 pm $40/$50 40R04200P0
to Washington, Mission to Moscow, All the King’s Men, Born Yesterday,
(no class 5/20)
The Manchurian Candidate, The Candidate, and Primary Colors
among others. This is a fascinating and entertaining look at an
inherently American phenomenon. Films will not be shown at These programs are sponsored by the Millicent and Harold May Family
the lectures, so you might want to view them ahead of time. Endowment for Lifelong Learning in Memory of Edward J. Newman,
2 Thursdays 6/10 & 6/24 11:15 am Free/$5 per session 40R04300P0 M.D. and the Michael J. Levitt Family Endowment Fund for Lifelong
Co-sponsored with the Senior Department Co-sponsored with the Senior Adult Department
PRIVATE COMPUTER LESSONS
with Irene Carleton
Do you feel frustrated by your computer, wishing you could advance
THE PIANO CENTURY to the next level or at least master the basics? We have the
cure. We will teach you to work with your computer at the JCC’s
Computer Center or in the comfort of your own home* on your
More than any other instrument, the piano captured the romance and computer. Learn at your pace, everything from Apples to Windows.
daring of 19th Century art. In this class, we will explore music of the Please call Judy at ext. 1457 for information.
four greatest contributors of the piano repertoire: Chopin, Schumann,
*Note: Geographical restrictions apply to home visits.
Liszt and Brahms. Your guide on this journey will be JCC Thurnauer
School of Music faculty member, pianist Steven Masi, a graduate $65/$75 per hour 40X08100W0
of The Julliard School who has concertized throughout North
America, Europe, Asia, and India. Classes include discussions and
performances of selected major works. No background required. PRIVATE DANCE LESSONS
Class size is limited. with Michiel Murkofsky
4 Thursdays 2/25-3/25 1:30-2:45 pm $40/$50 40R04100W0 Do you have a special occasion coming up? Michiel will help you
(no class 3/4) create your own special dance and make you comfortable doing it.
Please call Judy at ext. 1457 for information.
$80/$95 per hour, per couple 40X41100W0
56 WINTER/SPRING 2010 201.569.7900
SARAH GOTTESMAN LUBIN PROGRAM BASIC DRAWING & SKETCHING
FOR CREATIVE ARTS & CRAFTS Peggy Dressel
Learn the right approach to drawing. Whether you are a beginner or
Sarah Gottesman Lubin was an avid crafter who especially enjoyed an intermediate, this course will enhance your drawing skills through
the soft arts of quilting and needlepoint. She was an active member personalized instruction. Form, shading, value, perspective and
of the Pomegranate Guild and her home was adorned with beautiful, composition will be covered. Subjects may include still life,
hand-made needlepoint, and her friends were the grateful recipients landscape, portrait and figures based on students’ interests.
of her baby quilts. After her passing in December 2007, the Sarah
Gottesman Lubin Program for Creative Arts and Crafts was Winter
established in her memory at the JCC so that others could explore 8 Wednesdays 1/27-3/17 7:30-10 pm $140/$165 40W19300W0
and enjoy the exciting world of crafts and culture. This endowment Spring
provides opportunities for people to experience the sheer love and joy 8 Wednesdays 4/14-6/9 7:30-10 pm $140/$165 40W19400P0
of creating something of beauty with their own hands. Registration
required for all creative arts classes. ☎ Judy at ext. 1457 KNITTING
ACRYLIC PAINTING If you’ve never picked up a pair of knitting needles, or if you’re
Paulette Cochet making an intricate cable knit with reverse design, you’re sure to learn
You’ll realize the amazing versatility and ease of painting with acrylics some new tricks while enjoying the company of others in this class.
with the foremost painting instructor in Bergen County. Enjoy new For beginners, you’ll learn the basics including how to choose and
and innovative ways to express yourself. Explore a wide range of read a pattern, choose yarn, and of course, the basic stitches.
techniques from thick luscious brush strokes to fluid and transparent Advanced students will learn new stitches and advanced techniques.
washes. Personal and individual expression is encouraged, with Winter
emphasis on composition and color use. Open to beginners and more 8 Wednesdays 1/20-3/10 12-2 pm $145/$170 40W10200W0
experienced painters. Spring
Winter 8 Wednesdays 4/14-6/9 12-2 pm $145/$170 40W10200P0
5 Tuesdays 1/12-2/9 12:30-3 pm $125/$150 40T19100W0
5 Tuesdays 2/16-3/16 12:30-3 pm $125/$150 40T19200W0 PRIVATE ACRYLIC & WATERCOLOR PAINTING
5 Tuesdays 4/13-5/11 12:30-3 pm $125/$150 40T19300P0
5 Tuesdays 5/18-6/15 12:30-3 pm $125/$150 40T19400P0
Enjoy painting at your own pace with one-on-one instruction created
specifically for you! Develop your skills to meet your specific goals
with clear direction and sensitive, supportive guidance. Open to all
PAINTING: THE JOY OF WATERCOLOR levels and interests. Individual attention and personalized instruction
Paulette Cochet can make the difference. Private class time is available on weekday
Experience the joy of watercolor and master the art of this beautiful evenings and Tuesday mornings.
transparent medium in a creative and supportive atmosphere. Please ☎ Judy, ext. 1457 for information.
Practical and inspirational approaches will be explored through a $80/$100 per hour
wide variety of subject matter. Basic methods as well as advanced
techniques will be demonstrated. The emphasis will be on color,
concept, design, and fun. Class time will be devoted to painting, PRIVATE DRAWING AND SKETCHING
demonstrations, individual assistance and celebrating this dynamic Peggy Dressel
and exciting medium. Discover your hidden talents as you learn to draw. Through
8 Wednesday 1/27-3/17 1:30-4 pm $200/$240 40W19100W0 individual instruction, work on those areas you most want to study,
from portraits to landscapes and more. One on one, at your own
pace, you’ll be amazed at the results.
Paulette Cochet ☎ Judy, ext. 1457 for information.
$40/$50 per hour
Discover the joy of Watercolor and enjoy practical and sensitive
guidance starting with a limited color palette and basic materials.
Explore a variety of springtime subject matter through easy to follow These programs are supported in part by the Sarah Gottesman Lubin
and inspiring demonstrations. Engage your senses and discover Program for Creative Arts and Crafts Fund dedicated to the memory of
expressive methods, useful tips, and helpful advice. Achieve stunning Sarah Gottesman Lubin, a lifelong quilter, needlepointer, craftswoman
watercolor effects as you build upon a foundation of essential and collector.
techniques, skill and confidence.
8 Wednesday 4/14-6/9 1:30-4 pm $200/$240 40W19200P0
www.jccotp.org JEWISH BOOK MONTH 57
Jewish Book Month hrcgv rpxv jrh
JAMES H. GROSSMANN MEMORIAL ONE AND THE SAME
JEWISH BOOK MONTH BY ABIGAIL POGREBIN
Abigail Pogrebin, whose identical twin,
Robin Pogrebin, is a reporter for The New
STAFF York Times, reveals what it’s really like to
ext. 1408 Ophrah Listokin, Director grow up a twin, and asks experts who have
ext. 1411 Stephanie Cangro, Administrative Assistant devoted their careers to understanding twins
why this particular relationship can be both
BOOK SALE AND SIGNING AFTER EACH EVENT so powerful and so fraught.
Abigail Pogrebin is the author of Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk
About Being Jewish. A Yale graduate and former producer for Mike
THE GIRLS FROM AMES Wallace at 60 Minutes, Abigail has wrtitten for many national maga-
BY JEFFREY ZASLOW zines and lives in Manhattan with her family.
From the co-author of The Last Lecture Wednesday February 11 8 pm
comes a moving tribute to female friend-
ships, with the inspiring true story of eleven
girls and the ten women they became.
Their story is inspiring in part because they
UNLOCKING THE TORAH
have long embraced their differences. The TEXT BY RABBI
Ames girls, now in their forties, have a life- SHMUEL GOLDIN
time of memories in common.
Unlocking the Torah Text is designed to con-
Jeffrey Zaslow is a Wall Street Journal columnist and co-author, with
vey the drama and relevance of the events
Randy Pausch, of The Last Lecture.
which shape the birth of the Jewish nation
Tuesday January 12 8 pm $8/$10 through a series of studies on the weekly
Bring your best friend and get 2 for 1 portion of the Book of Shmot (Exodus). Each
Edward & Ronnie Grossmann, Event Chairs study features a brief summary of the narra-
tive, a number of questions striking to the core of the text and a
review of traditional commentaries and original approaches.
Rabbi Shmuel Goldin has served as spiritual leader of Congregation
DUMP ‘EM Ahavath Torah, Englewood, NJ, since 1984. He is noted as one of the
BY JODYNE L. SPEYER most articulate spokesmen in the Orthodox community today.
Everybody has that special someone in their Wednesday March 3 8 pm $8/$10
life that they can’t wait to get rid of. Whether
it’s their overbearing Jewish mother, a
housekeeper, or friend that’s become a real
Jewish Book Month programs are supported in part by the James H.
shnorrer, the time comes when you have to
Grossmann Memorial Endowment Fund for the Celebration of Jewish
pull the plug on the relationship.
Book Month and the Bertha (Bu Bu) Schwartz Endowment Fund for
Jodyne L. Speyer is a writer and a recovering Jewish Book Month
avoidant. She has produced documentaries for National Geographic
The JCC is a member of the Jewish Book
and worked on such shows as Joe Millionaire, Shear Genius and The
Fair Network coordinated by the Jewish
Supreme Court of Comedy. She has successfully dumped hundreds of
people, not always on her own behalf.
Thursday January 28 10 am $50 at the home of Judy Gold
Judy Gold & Mara Wallach, Event Chairs
TO PURCHASE TICKETS
Co-sponsored with Special Events IN PERSON: Tickets are available at the JCC Front Desk
BY MAIL: Send check made payable to the JCC, Attn: JBM
BY PHONE: Charge with Visa/MC/Amex. ☎ ext. 1459
58 WINTER/SPRING 2010 201.569.7900
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THE DAILY PRAYER SHMONEH ESRE
Please bring a Siddur.
Why is the Amidah said thrice daily? Why does it have such a
complicated choreography? Why is it so central to Jewish prayer?
What are the differences among the denominations and what is their
significance? Why are there differences between the daily version and
the Sabbath and holiday versions?
What is the structure of the Amidah? What is the connection between
its structure and its meaning? How do the blessings relate to each
What is the meaning of the Amidah: What is its theology? Where
STAFF does it stand on the issue of resurrection, on the role of the Messiah,
and the role of the Gentile world?
ext. 1426 Rabbi Steven H. Golden, Director (Anyone who attends all three sessions will be entitled to attend the
ext. 1458 Lynn Werner, Registrar/Administrative Assistant March 3 Jewish Book Month program with Rabbi Shmuel Goldin for
Rabbi Reuven Kimelman, JCC Scholar-in-Residence free! Call ext. 1426 for information, see page 60 for details)
Wednesdays 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 8:15 pm Free 42W156
THE EVELYN AND PURIM SEMINAR
HAROLD MELTZER Are we really required to get tipsy on Purim and what is the full
JUDAIC SCHOLAR-IN- meaning of the Purim story? How can such a sober religion as
Judaism encourage even one day of drinking? Come and imbibe.
Wednesday, 2/24 8:15-9:30 pm Free 42W157
WITH RABBI REUVEN KIMELMAN
Why are there so many songs for the Seder? Where do they come
BREAKFAST STUDY SEMINAR from? What do they mean? Why are they sung at the Seder?
THE ETHICS OF THE TALMUD - PIRKEI AVOT Wednesday, 3/24 8:15-9:30 pm Free 42W158
The Mishnah called Avot is the only treatise of the Talmud dedicated
to non-legal material. It focuses on the moral life, the study of Torah, SHAVUOT SEMINAR - THE BOOK OF RUTH
and the transmission of Judaism. If you are concerned with any or all
Why is the Book of Ruth read on Shavuot? Why is a non-Jew taken
of these you are invited to join. Open to JCC board members and
as the model of kindness and loyalty? Why is a non-Jew the “mother”
their invitees. Registration required.
of the Messiah?
Thursdays 2/4-6/24 7:30-8:45 am Free 42R151
Wednesday, 5/12 8:15-9:30 pm Free 42W159
(no class 4/1 & 5/20)
Judaic Scholar-in-Residence programs are funded by the Evelyn and
WEEKLY SEMINAR ON JEWISH STUDIES
Harold Meltzer Judaic Scholar-in-Residence Endowment Fund, the David
WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE? THE BOOK OF JOB Dubin Chair for Judaic Scholars Endowment Fund and the Sarah and
Why do the righteous suffer? Why do the wicked flourish? Is there a Mel Lubin Judaic Scholar-in-Residence Fund.
nexus between sin and suffering? Is the world under benevolent
control? These are the questions; come and reflect on the proposed
answers. Preregistration required.
Thursdays 2/4-6/24 10:30-11:45 am Free/$110 42R152
(no class 4/1 & 5/20)
www.jccotp.org JUDAIC PROGRAMS 59
CLASS NAME DAY DATES TIME SESS INSTRUCTOR COST CODE
Breakfast Study Seminar Th 2/4-6/24 7:30-8:45 am 19 Rabbi Reuven Kimelman Free 42R151
(no class 4/1 & 5/20)
Weekly Seminar on Jewish Studies Th 2/4-6/24 10:30-11:45 am 19 Rabbi Reuven Kimelman Free/$110 42R152
(no class 4/1 & 5/20)
What is the Meaning of the Daily W 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 8:15-9:30 pm 3 Rabbi Reuven Kimelman Free 42W156
Prayer Shmoneh Esre (the Amidah)?
Purim Seminar W 2/24 8:15-9:30 pm 1 Rabbi Reuven Kimelman Free 42W157
Passover Seminar W 3/24 8:15-9:30 pm 1 Rabbi Reuven Kimelman Free 42 W158
Shavuot Seminar – The Book of Ruth W 5/12 8:15-9:30 pm 1 Rabbi Reuven Kimelman Free 42 W159
Film Screening: Rafting to Bombay S 3/7 6:30 pm 1 Prof. Jonathan Golden $10/$12 42S601
The Martin Perlman & Jo-Ann Hassan Th 1/28 7:30 pm 1 Susan Beer Free 42R882
Holocaust Education Institute
U.N. Holocaust Day Commemoration:
Blessed Is The Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh
The Muriel & Matthew Feldman T 3/2, 3/9, 3/16 7:30 pm 3 Prof. Mordecai Paldiel $5/$7 per lecture 42T011
Distinguished Lecture Series:
Righteous Gentiles During the Holocaust
Yom Hashoah Commemoration Su 4/11 7 pm 1 Keynote Speaker: Free 42S881
Prof. Mordecai Paldiel
The Jewish Connection to Israel W 4/28 8 pm 1 Rabbi Eugene Korn Free 42W201
Women’s Rosh Chodesh T 2/9 7:30 pm 1 Rabbi Adina Lewittes $20/$24 42T187
Women’s Rosh Chodesh T 3/16 7:30 pm 1 Rabbi Adina Lewittes $20/$24 42T188
Women’s Rosh Chodesh T 4/13 7:30 pm 1 Rabbi Adina Lewittes $20/$24 42T189
Women’s Rosh Chodesh T 5/11 7:30 pm 1 Rabbi Adina Lewittes $20/$24 42T190
Women’s Rosh Chodesh T 6/8 7:30 pm 1 Rabbi Adina Lewittes $20/$24 42T191
Tuesday Torah Study T 2/2-6/8 10-11:30 am 17 Rabbi Adina Lewittes $20/$24 per session 42T812
Jewish Book Month: W 3/3 8 pm 1 Rabbi Shmuel Goldin $8/$10
Unlocking the Torah Text
Keys To Joy and Wisdom W 2/3-6/23 9:30-10:30 am 20 Rabbi Herschel Grossman Free 42W661
Beginners Hebrew Reading Th 4/8-5/13 9:30-11 am 6 Lucille Foster Free 42R231
Beginners Hebrew Reading T 4/13-5/25 7:30-9 pm 6 Laurette Sasson Free 42T232
(no class 5/18)
Understanding the Hebrew of the Bible M 2/1-5/24 9:30-11 am 15 Etia Segall $75/$90 42M237
(no class 3/29 & 4/5)
Advanced Intermediate Hebrew Reading M 2/1-5/24 11:30 am -1pm 15 Etia Segall Free 42M236
(no class 3/29 & 4/5)
HAZON TUV HA’ARETZ AT THE JCC
Tuv Haaretz CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) at the JCC for the
spring/summer of 2010. Call Rabbi Steve Golden at 201.408.1426 for more
information on purchasing shares of locally grown produce, acquiring new
healthy recipes, and learning how healthy eating is an important part of
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TUV HA’ARETZ PLEASE VISIT:
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HAZON AND CSAS PLEASE VISIT:
60 WINTER/SPRING 2010 201.569.7900
The Martin Perlman & Jo-Ann Hassan THE MURIEL & MATTHEW FELDMAN
Holocaust Education Institute DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES
RIGHTEOUS GENTILES IN THE HOLOCAUST
with Prof. Mordecai Paldiel
IN COMMEMORATION OF U.N.
MARCH 2: YAD VASHEM AND THE ORIGINS OF THE RIGHTEOUS AMONG THE
HOLOCAUST DAY NATIONS PROGRAM (42T012)
BLESSED IS THE MATCH: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF HANNAH SENESH As a result of the Eichmann trial that publicly highlighted the
horrific nature of the Shoah, there grew a demand to also
After the screening a discussion will be led by Susan Beer, acknowledge and honor non-Jewish individuals and organizations
who was incarcerated in the same prison as Hanah Senesh that helped Jews survive. Join us for a session that will discuss Oskar
during that time. Schindler’s visit to Israel, the public debate whether a person with a
Blessed Is the Match is the first documentary Nazi background should be allowed to plant a tree in the Avenue of
feature about Hannah Senesh, the World the Righteous at Yad Vashem, and the creation of the Commission for
War II-era poet and diarist who became a the Righteous.
paratrooper and resistance fighter. In 1944,
Hannah joined the only military rescue
mission for Jews during the Holocaust. MARCH 9: THE VARIOUS TYPES OF RESCUE POSSIBILITIES (42T013)
Hannah parachuted behind enemy lines, Learn the fascinating details of how Jews were sheltered and hidden
was captured, tortured and ultimately in many different kinds of environments. This session will also treat
executed by the Nazis. With unprecedented the issues of false credentials; escape to less dangerous or safer places;
access to the Senesh family archive, and and the rescue of children.
through interviews, eyewitness accounts
and the prolific writings of Hannah
MARCH 16: SOME UNRESOLVED AND CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES (42T014)
and Catherine Senesh, the film recreates Hannah’s mission
and imprisonment. Blessed Is the Match looks back on the life of a Many issues of Holocaust rescue are still widely debated: How many
uniquely talented and complex girl who came of age in a world were saved through help by non-Jews, and why so few? How are
descending into madness. Christian converts among the rescuers and rescued to be considered?
If romance led to rescue, is the rescuer a “righteous” person?
Thursday 1/28 7:30 pm Free and Open to the Community 42R882
Anti-semites and collaborators with the Nazis who also aided Jews at
Co-sponsored by the JCC Judaic and Israel Connection Departments, risk to themselves - are they to be awarded the Righteous accolade?
and the Israel Programs Center of UJA-NNJ. And with regard to teaching the Holocaust – should the emphasis be
on the horrors of the Shoah, or the rescue deeds of the Righteous, or
a combination of both?
YOM HASHOAH Tuesdays 3/2-3/16 7:30 pm $5/$7 per lecture 42T011
$10/$12 series of 3
Keynote Speaker: The Feldman Lecture Series is made possible in part by The Muriel &
Prof. Mordecai Paldiel Matthew Feldman Distinguished Lecture Series Endowment Fund.
• Candle lighting ceremony by survivors
and their families
• Presentation of the Abe Oster THE JEWISH CONNECTION TO ISRAEL
Holocaust Remembrance Award. with Rabbi Eugene Korn
• Performance by Frisch School Choir. Why is it so difficult for the world to
For more information call ext. 1458. understand Israel? Is Israel a religious or
secular state, a modern or ancient country?
Sunday 4/11 7 pm Free and Open to the Community 42S881
Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn, author of the best
selling book, The Jewish Connection to Israel,
Holocaust programs are sponsored by The Martin Perlman & Jo-Ann the Promised Land, will discuss why religious
Hassan Holocaust Education Institute Endowment Fund. and secular Jews are passionately connected
to Israel and why the Jewish State is
important for Jews, for Christians and for the free world. He will be
available to sign copies of his book.
Wednesday 4/28 8 pm Free 42W201
Co-sponsored by the JCC Judaic & Israel Connection Departments, and
the Israel Programs Center of UJA-NNJ.
www.jccotp.org JUDAIC PROGRAMS 61
FILM SCREENING JEWISH WOMEN’S CONNECTION
RAFTING TO BOMBAY Leah Richter, Chair
with Prof. Jonathan Golden Join a dynamic group of women promoting educational, social and
The Laufer family travels to Jewish interests for women in the JCC and the community.
Bombay to tell the story of the The Jewish Women’s Connection is made possible by the Ruth Warshauer
father, Nahum, and his mother, Women’s Agenda Fund
who found refuge in the city
after they escaped from the
WOMEN’S ROSH CHODESH
Nazis. As the family arrives in
Bombay, they find themselves in A MONTHLY CELEBRATION FOR WOMEN
the midst of the November Led by Rabbi Adina Lewittes
2008 terror attacks. All their Meet on or close to the first day of the
plans are disrupted. Hebrew month to celebrate the New Moon
Rafting to Bombay combines parallel stories of past and present. The with refreshing, stimulating discussion and
then five-year-old Nahum and his mother left Poland, traveled by warm fellowship.
train across Europe, and sailed on a raft along the Tigris River till they
reached the enchanting India of monkeys, elephants, and Rajas. But
the Indian Experience, remembered by the kid as a wonderful BOOK OF KOHELLET (ECCLESIASTES)
fantasy, was in fact a completely different story of a shivering escape. Reputed to have been written by King Solomon, the book retains its
Twenty years ago, director Erez Laufer filmed his grandmother just eternal relevance as it contemplates the meaning of life against the
before she passed away. Now, stuck in the hotel in Bombay, Nahum backdrop of a world perceived to be transient and fleeting.
listens to his mother's point of view. Narratives interweave as the Acknowledging the prevalence of evil and injustice, the author leads
screen is split into three simultaneous images, putting the present, the reader on an exploration of the possibilities of self-fulfillment and
past and distant past in the same frame. This is a tale of three purpose amidst existential doubt and confusion. Come search for
generations: grandmother, son, and grandson telling one story. At one “truths” that will lend dignity and holiness to your life.
moment, it's a romantic dream full of hope and promise, at another, 5 Tuesdays 2/9, 3/16, 4/13, 5/11, 6/8 7:30 pm
it transforms into the cruel reality of past and present. A collation with Per session: $20/$24 42T187-42T191
light refreshments will follow the program. After the screening a
discussion will be led by Prof. Jonathan Golden, Associal Director of
the Center for Religion and Culture at Drew University. TUESDAY TORAH STUDY
Sunday 3/7 6:30 pm $10/$12 42S601 WILL I STILL BE CALLED JEWISH IN 10 YEARS:
Sephardic programming is made possible in part by the Adina & Yitz THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF JEWISH IDENTITY (PART TWO)
Gordon-Rachel Gindi Sephardic Culture Fund. Co-sponsored with the with Rabbi Adina Lewittes
Israel Connection of the JCC and the Israel Programs Center of
Continue the exploration of the current debates and developments
UJA-NNJ surrounding the issue of Jewish identity. Topics include race,
sexuality, arts, activism, Jewish institutions and leaders and Jewish
KEYS TO JOY AND Tuesdays 2/2-6/8 10-11:30 am $20/$24 per session 42T812
Co-sponsored with Sha’ar Beit Midrash
Rabbi Herschel Grossman
Founder and Principal of Yeshivas Ohr
Yosef High School in Tenafly
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to
experience the give-and-take of Talmud
study. And for those who have never
studied Talmud, or would like to have a one-on-one private tutor, we
will schedule a class for you at a mutually convenient time. Call ext.
1426 for more information. Both classes are appropriate for adults of
all backgrounds, and you can drop in at any point in the semester.
English translation of all texts will be provided.
Wednesdays 2/3-6/23 9:30-10:30 am Free 42W661
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TORAH TEXT WITH
RABBI SHMUEL GOLDIN
Unlocking the Torah Text is designed to
convey the drama and relevance of the
events which shape the birth of the Jewish
nation through a series of studies on the
weekly portion of the Book of Shmot (Exodus).
Each study features a brief summary of the
narrative, a number of questions striking to the core of the text and a
review of traditional commentaries and original approaches.
In a volume geared to individuals of all Judaic backgrounds, deep
philosophical issues and perplexing textual questions are carefully
examined and discussed in clear and incisive fashion.
THE HENRY AND BEATE VOREMBERG Rabbi Shmuel Goldin has served as spiritual leader of Congregation
Ahavath Torah, Englewood, NJ since 1984. He is an instructor of the
INSTITUTE FOR JEWISH STUDIES Bible and Philosophy at the Isaac Breuer College and the James Striar
Free Crash Courses in Hebrew Reading. School of Yeshiva University. He is the founding director of and
Registration required through Lynn only, ext 1458. lecturer at The Eve Fletchner Torah Institute and past president and
board member of numerous organizations. He is noted as one of the
Co-sponsored by the JCC and the National Jewish Outreach Program most articulate spokesmen in the Orthodox community today.
(Anyone who attends all three sessions of Rabbi Kimelman’s series
BEGINNERS HEBREW READING What is the Meaning of the Daily Prayer Shmoneh Esre (the Amidah)? will
Learn how to read Hebrew. For beginners and those who want to be entitled to attend this program free! Call ext. 1426 for details.)
brush up on their reading. Wednesday 3/3 8 pm $8/$10
Instructor: Lucille Foster Jewish Book Month programs are supported in part by the James H.
6 Thursdays 4/8-5/13 9:30-11 am Free 42R231 Grossmann Memorial Endowment Fund for the Celebration of Jewish
Instructor: Laurette Sasson Book Month and the Bertha (Bu Bu) Schwartz Endowment Fund for
6 Tuesdays 4/13-5/25 7:30-9 pm Free 42T232 Jewish Book Month.
(no class 5/18)
UNDERSTANDING THE HEBREW OF THE TORAH JEWISH HERITAGE VIDEO COLLECTION
JCC BENEFACTORS HAVE FREE ACCESS TO THE JHVC COLLECTION
A continuation of the Book of Deuteronomy. Pre-registration required (LATE FEES STILL APPLY)
through Lynn only, ext 1458.
Containing over 200 film and television
Mondays 2/1-5/24 9:30-11 am $75/$90 42M237 programs carefully chosen for quality and
(no class 3/29 & 4/5) relevance, this collection covers areas ranging
from the American Jewish experience to religion
ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE HEBREW READING and identity, and includes features and docu-
mentaries, American and foreign productions
and children’s videos. Become part of the JHVC.
Using the Bible as the text – First Kings – the split of the kingdom after It’s easy to join! Come in and sign up for your
King Solomon’s death. Pre-registration required through Lynn only, free video library membership. Borrow VHS tapes and DVDs for
ext 1458. three-day rentals at low rates. Films will be available at all times the
JCC is open. Call Lynn at ext. 1458 for information. A free catalogue
is available at the front desk.
Mondays 2/1-5/24 11:30 am-1 pm Free 42M236
(no class 3/29 & 4/5) $3/$4 for three days Late fee is $1 per day, per video or DVD
The JHVC is made possible in part through the generosity of Abe and
All Hebrew Reading classes are made possible in part by the Henry and
Beate Voremberg Institute for Jewish Studies Endowment Fund.
www.jccotp.org SENIOR ADULT 63
Senior Adult hahkav khdv
SENIOR ADULT DEPARTMENT
Susan Penn, Chairperson of the Senior Adult Department, encourages
senior adults to participate in the vast array of recreational, education-
al and social programs for people 62 and over, which can be sampled
for two weeks before making a commitment.
We offer door-to-door, round-trip transportation, and thanks to gen-
erous grants from our supporters, homebound people with handicaps
and other limitations can join us for just $5 a day.
Transportation is available in the following areas: Bergenfield,
Cliffside Park, Cresskill, Dumont, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fort
Lee, Hackensack, New Milford, Leonia, Teaneck and Tenafly. Call
regarding additional service areas. Reservations are required.
☎ Helene Schwartz, ext. 1451.
Made possible by UJA Federation of Northern New Jersey, Frieda
Weininger Transportation Fund for Senior Adults & Lynn and Steve
Yablon Senior Transportation Endowment Fund.
INFORMATION, REFERRAL & SATELLITE
ext. 1450 Debra Turitz, L.C.S.W., Director
ext. 1451 Helene Schwartz, Senior Center Plus Program & COUNSELING SERVICES
Transportation Supervisor If you need information and referral services for yourself or a loved
ext. 1455 Lisa Robins, Program Developer one, direction in choosing programs and activities to meet your
ext. 1455 Marlene Ceragno, Program Assistant needs, or information about our health screenings or Jewish Family
ext. 1453 Freida Harris, Senior Adult Program Assistant & Services’ Satellite Program, let our confidential, caring professional
Librarian staff help you help yourself. ☎ Debra Turitz, L.C.S.W., ext. 1450.
DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN BE SUPPORT SERVICES
OUR GUEST FOR TWO WEEKS WITH- We now offer on-site services with a professional licensed counselor
OUT MAKING ANY COMMITMENT? from Jewish Family Service and weekly daytime bereavement support
groups offered in 4-6 week sessions for widowers, caregivers and peo-
COME SAMPLE ALL WE HAVE TO
OFFER AND THEN DECIDE…
ple dealing with divorce and separation. ☎ Debra Turitz, ext. 1450.
Volunteering is a great way to give something valu-
able back to your community, so consider volun-
SOME OF OUR WELL KEPT SECRETS… teering your time in a meaningful way. Work with
• 110 programs each year for our retiree groups the frail elderly, read to children in our nursery
• 90 programs a month for Senior Center Plus school, teach English and more.
ext 1450 for an interview.
☎ Debra Turitz
• University level courses
• 350 students a year participate in our Computer Learning
TREE OF LIFE
• Great Holiday celebrations with the whole senior community As a fundraiser for the Senior Adult Department, we offer permanent
inscriptions on leaves ($50) or stones ($1000) on a beautiful hand-
• Door to door, round trip transportation for only $5 a day
painted mural. Our Tree of Life decorates the Senior Adult Lounge
• Kosher “hot nutritious” lunch (suggested donation of $3.50) and celebrates births, bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings and honors the
memories of many. ☎ Lisa Robins, ext. 1455.
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SENIOR ADULT DEPARTMENT SENIOR CENTER PLUS
CLUB FEES (FORMERLY FRIENDLY NEIGHBORS)
This club category entitles you to the following programs and
Geared for people 75 years and older, this active senior club enables
otherwise homebound seniors to get out, meet new people and enjoy
• REAP (Retired Executives And Professionals) - Meets on Tuesdays themselves in the company of their peers. Meets one, two or three
• RAP (Retired Active Professionals) - Meets on Thursdays days a week for a full day of programming with attentive staff
• Day and Overnight Trips* • Yiddish Concerts supervision. Participants enjoy a wide range of activities, including
exercise, hot kosher lunches and interesting lectures.
• Erenberg Lecture Series • Holiday Celebrations*
Activities include Judaic programming, day trips, classes in art and
• Bridge • Lifelong Learning* • Ratner Seiden Center for the Arts* music, holiday and birthday celebrations, intergenerational activities,
• SeniorNet Computer Learning Center* • Wellness Classes* current events programs, musical entertainers, sessions on health and
• And Much More ☎ Debra Turitz, ext. 1450. wellness, social games, exercise and more.
Support services include weekly blood pressure screening, referrals
Membership: $185 single $310 couple per year
*These programs are offered for a reasonable additional fee for social work services and housing, and a nurse, who provides
assessments and arrangements for services such as occupational or
physical therapy. We also serve as a liaison with Jewish Family
Services, offering social work consultation and counseling.
RETIREE GROUPS • Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 am-1:45 pm
Our retiree groups meet weekly for a general meeting, followed by a • Door-to-door transportation available in handicapped accessible
lecture by a guest speaker, and lunch (participants bring). Lecture vehicles.
topics are determined by participants and often include current and • Nutritious hot kosher lunches and a morning snack.
cultural events, travel, Judaic programming, history, and more. Coffee
• Professional staff consists of nutritionist, program coordinator,
and tea are available. Debra, ext. 1450 or Lisa, ext. 1455. social work supervisor and a corps of volunteers.
Fee: $185 Singles $310 Couples • Program specialists who conduct sessions in their area of expertise,
such as Judaic, art, political theory, medicine, intergenerational
REAP (RETIRED EXECUTIVES AND PROFESSIONALS)- TUESDAYS programs, exercise, etc.
This group meets on Tuesdays and gathers after lunch for spin-off • Low yearly program fee of $210 per person
programs, including bridge, current events discussions, short stories • Round trip, door-to-door transportation is available to limited areas
and a book club. for $5.
RAP (RETIRED ACTIVE PROFESSIONALS)- THURSDAYS • Hot kosher lunch* Monday, Wednesday, Thursday for a suggested
This group meets on Thursdays and includes bridge and other social donation of $3.50.
games after lunch. For more information, ☎ Helene, ext. 1451 or Debra, ext. 1450.
An intake interview is required for acceptance into this program.
TRANSPORTATION OFFERED TO MANY TOWNS FOR $5 ROUND TRIP FEE
(BASED ON AVAILABILITY). *Bergen County Department of Human Services.
Made possible by the Friendly Neighbors Program Endowment Fund.
JCC SATELLITE PROGRAM WITH
TEMPLE BETH-EL IN NORTH BERGEN
Temple Beth-El of North Bergen is the only viable synagogue in North
Hudson serving six nearby municipalities. In addition to the services
on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings, the temple is home to the
Jewish War Veterans, the George Fredman Post 76, and participates
with the JCC/UJA Senior Lunch Program with a delicious lunch pro-
vided by the Jewish Home at Rockleigh. There is usually a subject of
interest for seniors, as well as entertainment. The program is offered
on the third Wednesday of the month at noon. Temple Beth-El also
offers one to two musical programs per year. Lectures and films of
interest and yoga classes are planned. Everyone is welcome to join us
for services, programs and suggestions are always welcomed. We
want to hear from interested area residents who want to help us be
more viable to our community then ever. For more information
David Kronick 201. 869.6218.
www.jccotp.org SENIOR ADULT 65
JCC CENTER FOR OLDER ADULTS HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS
(UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE KAPLEN JCC ON THE PALISADES) For senior members and guests from the community.
STAFF ☎ Helene, ext. 1451.
Debra Turitz, Director of Senior Adult Department NEW YEAR’S PARTY
Susan Charton-Kaplan, Director of JCC Center for Older Adults 10…9…8…7…Ring in 2010 with your friends! Dance & enjoy
Regina Fineberg, Administrative Assistant entertainment by Kim Breden and celebrate with us. Enjoy a special
Patti Miller, Kitchen Manager lunch and great entertainment.
Inge Malamed, Kitchen Aid Monday 1/4/10 11:15 am 6/$9
Harriet Hackman, Kitchen Aid
The Center for Older Adults, now in its 31st year, is pleased to be part PURIM PARTY
of the Senior Adult Department of the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades. Enjoy an intergenerational program to celebrate the holiday of Purim.
We strive to maximize opportunities for socialization, facilitate intel- Create a craft and eat delicious humantashen.
lectual stimulation, encourage community involvement and provide Monday 3/1/10 11:15 am Free
a kosher nutritious meal, (Monday thru Friday), all year round. There
are trips to Atlantic City, Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, dinner
theaters, museums and more. PASSOVER SEDER
We also work closely with Jewish Family Service for those Seniors Cantor Israel Singer of Temple Emanu-El, Closter will conduct the
who require counsel or have special needs. Passover Seder. Enjoy his beautiful voice and a delicious meal with
Monday 3/22/10 11:15 am $6/$9
TRANSPORTATION FOR PARTICIPANTS IS AVAILABLE FROM THE FOLLOWING
Teaneck, Hackensack, New Milford, Leonia, Bergenfield, Dumont, THE BATYA BARZELAY YOM HA’ATZMAUT PARTY
Fort Lee, Cliffside Park, and Ridgefield Park. Come celebrate Israel’s 62nd Independence Day with us! This pro-
gram is in memory of our esteemed colleague, Batya Barzelay.
DAILY PROGRAMS INCLUDE: Wednesday 4/21/10 11:15 am Free
• Card and board games • Rap sessions
• Current events discussions • Creative writing classes
• Music • Exercise DAYTIME BEREAVEMENT GROUP
The Center also features special programs and events such as guest Debbie Fox, LCSW
speakers, special screenings, in-house shows and holiday celebrations Our daytime group assists people recently widowed in a caring and
Hours of operation 8:30 am-3:30 pm supportive setting. Debbie Fox, a licensed clinical social worker from
No yearly dues Jewish Family Service will help you navigate through your path of
Round trip transportation and lunch available* loss. You will not be alone in your journey; there will be others with
Reservations are required for the Center and Transportation you, to share thoughts, feelings and help pave a new road together.
70 Sterling Place, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666, 201.837.1422 For more information ☎ Debra Turitz, ext. 1450 or Esther Mazor,
*Bergen County Department of Human Services ext. 1456. Registration required.
5 Mondays 4/26-5/24 11 am-12:30 pm $60/$75 41M111
Cosponsored with the Singles Department
SUPPORT GROUP FOR CAREGIVERS
Monthly caregivers support groups offer information, support and
referrals. The lending resource library on premises has literature
specifically addressing the needs of caregivers. Evening meetings are
held the second Wednesday of the month. Daytime meetings are held
the fourth Thursday of the month. For more information, please
Vivian Green Korner ext. 1454 or email@example.com.
Wednesdays 1/13, 2/10, 3/10, 4/14, 5/12 & 6/9 7:30-9:30 pm
Thursdays 1/28, 2/25, 3/25, 4/22, 5/27 & 6/24 11 am
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Senior Adult Classes & Programs
CLASS DAY DATE TIME SESS. INSTRUCTOR MEMBER/ EXT. CODE
Blood Pressure Checking M ongoing 10:30 am Lisa Free for members 1455
Cerebral Gymnastics M 10/19-11/9 7-8 pm 4 Simie Weinberger $85 & Seniors/$100
New Year’s Party M 1/4/10 11:15 am 1 Helene $6/$9 1451
Balance Your Body M 10:30-11:20 am 19 Ofira Mor $228/$285 1477
Beyond Bereavement Group M 10/12-11/9 11 am-12:30 pm 5 Debbie Fox $60/$75 1456 36MBBH
Purim Party M 3/1 11:15 am 1 Helene Free 1451
Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program T 10:30-11:10 am 20 Ofira Mor $140/$200 1477
Support Group for Caregivers W 9/9,10/14 7:30-9:30 pm 6 Free 1454
Passover Seder M 3/22/10 11:15 am 1 Helene $6/$9 1451
Batya Barzelay Yom Ha’atzmaut Party W 4/21/10 11:15 am 1 Helene Free 1451
Autobiography W 1/6-2/10 11 am-12:30 pm 6 Edith Sobel $89/$105 1455 36WAUU
Autobiography W 1/6-2/10 1:00pm-2:30pm 6 Edith Sobel $89/$105 1455
Lifelong Learning: Ben Nelson Presents Th 6/10, 6/24 11 am-12:15 pm 2 Ben Nelson Free/$5 1455 40R403-5
Hollywood Goes to Washington: Movies & Politics
Support Group for Caregivers Th 9/24, 10/22 11 am 3 Free 461
My Favorite Operas Th 11/19-12/17 11 am-12:15 pm 4 Michael Reingold $40 & Seniors/$50 1456 40R041
Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program Th 10:45-11:25 am 19 Ofira Mor $133/$190 1477
Jewelry Making Workshop T 3/2-3/23 12:45-2:45 pm 4 Emily Watson $45/$55 1455 36RJMX
$25 supplies fee due to instructor
Jimmy Margulies Th 5/6 11:15 am-12:15 pm 1 Jimmy Margulies Free 1455
Ann Minoff: Intro. to Kaballah M 1/25 11:15 am-12:15 pm 1 Ann Minoff Free 1455
Irwin Graulich Th 2/18 11:15 am-12:15 pm 1 Irwin Graulich Free 1455
Leona Schwab present George Gershwin Th 2/25 11:15 am-12:15 pm 1 Leona Schwab Free 1455
Tali Tsour of JNF Th 4/15 11:15 am-12:15 pm 1 Tali Tsour Free 1455
Marty Alboum: Th 1/21 11:15 am-12:15 pm 1 Marty Alboum Free 1455
Sex, Scandals & Corruption in American Political History
Esther & Julius Adler Yiddish Concert W 4/28 11:15 AM 1 Free 1450
Rabbi Gary Katz Program Series M, W, Th 1/6, 1/18, 11:15 am-12:15 pm 12 Rabbi Gary Katz Free 1455 36RK0Z
2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/25, 4/12, 4/22, 5/5, 5/27, 6/7, 6/21
Nutrition Consultation By Appointment 30 Minute 1 $51/$56 1441
Nutrition Consultation By Appointment 60 Minute 1 $92/$97 1441
Post Clinical Rehabilitation Exercise By Appointment 1441
ESTHER & JULIUS ADLER
SEMI-ANNUAL YIDDISH CONCERT
HOLD THE DATE: APRIL 28TH
Each year, the JCC is able to host two annual concerts featuring the
best in Yiddish entertainment through the generosity of Mickey
Taub, who established the Esther & Julius Adler Semi-Annual
Yiddish Concert Series Endowment at the JCC in memory of her
parents, who loved Yiddishkeit. A kosher lunch follows the per-
formance. Please watch for details for an exciting Spring
Concert. For information ☎
Debra Turitz ext. 1450.
FREE to seniors – Tickets required (available for pick up beginning 4/ 14)
Made possible by the Esther & Julius Adler Semi-Annual Yiddish
www.jccotp.org SENIOR ADULT 67
THE LEON TANCER MEMORIAL FUND
DAVID AARON PRESENTS: AND THE BEN & LILLIAN ERENBERG
LULLABY OF BROADWAY POLITICAL TOLERANCE LECTURE
Everyone loves a Broadway musical and now Broadway comes to SERIES
the JCC! Bandleader David Aaron will discuss the story and fea-
ture songs from My Fair Lady. Sing a long and have a great time! The Leon Tancer Memorial Fund was established in 2006 by Mrs.
The series will continue throughout the year highlighting other Norma Tancer, a Senior Center Plus member, and her family to ensure
fabulous shows such as The Music Man, Oklahoma and West Side high quality programming for Senior Center Plus.
Story. Ben & Lillian Erenberg Political Tolerance Lecture Series features
Thursday 4/1 11:15 Free prominent speakers who address complicated concerns that are vital
to the community, such as Arab/Jewish relations, African Americans/
Jewish relations, and dialogue among the Orthodox, Conservative
and Reform communities. Please see below for Rabbi Gary Katz
Program Series. ☎ Lisa Robins, ext. 1455.
THE RATNER-SEIDEN SENIOR ADULT
CENTER FOR THE ARTS RABBI GARY KATZ
Small group instruction in creative writing and jewerly making will be PROGRAM SERIES
offered in the winter and spring. Professional instructors lead the class
in planned projects, while allowing individual students to create their Rabbi Gary Katz studied and was
own works of art. ☎
Lisa, ext. 1455 to register. ordained in Israel and over the course of
his career, worked in Jewish education
AUTOBIOGRAPHY/SHORT STORY FICTIONAL WRITING
at Jewish day schools and synagogues
Edith Sobel, Writing Instructor & Editor with children and adults.
Give creative expression to your nostalgia. An autobiographical mem-
oir can be a lasting legacy for future generations. Special focus will be
Jewish Views on Issues Facing Seniors
given to the expression of self in a short story format. Prior writing
experience is not necessary. Includes materials. Choose the best time Being a senior is a unique, yet challenging experience. While
that works with your schedule. some may view aging in a negative light, Judaism looks at this
stage of life as a time of enrichment and fulfillment. Explore the
6 Wednesdays 1/6-2/10 11 am-12:30 pm $89/$105 36WAUU
Jewish views on aging and the issues which accompany it. We
6 Wednesdays 1/6-2/10 1-2:30 pm $89/$105 36WAUU
will utilize both texts and personal experiences as we analyze this
Made possible by the Celia Milling Endowment. meaningful phase of life.
Ethics of our Fathers
JEWELRY MAKING WORKSHOP
“Be a mensch.” From our earliest days we have been told this
Emily Watson, Jewelry Designer from our parents and teachers. Judaism places the highest value
This four week course is designed to introduce participants to basic on personal conduct and ethical behavior. Study this ancient sec-
jewelry making techniques. Techniques will include basic bead tion of the Talmud which contains many timely lessons for life.
design tips, use of Stretch Magic, memory wire, stringing, crimping as Many of the phrases which we use in our everyday conversation
well as simple wrap loops. Projects shall include bracelets, necklaces, originate from here. Discuss and debate various ethical situa-
earrings and eyeglass holders. An optional fifth class (beaded watch tions.
band) may be added depending on participant interest. You Be The Judge
Week 1–Bracelets: Stretch Magic bracelets, memory wire bracelets In each class you will be presented with real life judicial cases.
or wire strung bracelets with toggle clasp. Participant choice depend- You will be the judge and decide the outcome. Share your
ing on level of experience/ comfort. decision and reasons with the rest of the group. Compare your
Week 2–Necklaces: Stretch Magic or wire strung necklaces with tog- judgment to the verdict given by real judges.
gle clasp. Participant choice depending on level of experience/comfort Jewish Holiday SOS
Week 3–Earrings: Simple dangle/multi-dangle/chandelier earrings. Learn something new about each Jewish holiday to help you
Participant choice depending on level of experience/comfort make your holiday experiences more meaningful.
Week 4–Eyeglass Holders: Wire strung with eyeglass holder find- For more information contact Lisa Robins at ext.1455.
4 Tuesdays 3/2-3/23 12:45-2:45 pm $45/$55 36RJMX
1/6, 1/18, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/25, 4/12, 4/22, 5/5, 5/27, 6/7, 6/21
$25 supplies fee due directly to the instructor at the first session.
11:15 am-12:15 pm Sr. Adult Lounge Free/$5 36RK0Z
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Ben Nelson Lecture Series: TO KABALLAH
HOLLYWOOD GOES TO WITH ANN MINOFF
WASHINGTON: MOVIES Ann Minoff, DC, RYT, has studied Kabbalah,
AND POLITICS part of the ancient mystical tradition of the
Jewish people, for more than two decades.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Kaballah is a discipline and school of thought
Prof. Ben Nelson will discuss concerned with the mystical aspect of
Hollywood's treatment of the political Judaism. Ms. Minoff graduated from New York University with a
scene, from the Depression Era, through degree in Philosophy and continued her education at the National
the WWII years and the McCarthy College of Chiropractic in Illinois, where she received a Doctorate of
period, into the turbulent 60’s and 70’s to the present time. Chiropractic in 1982.
Films examined will include Mr.Smith Goes to Washington, Mission Ann has been a student of Yoga and meditation for many years. Since
to Moscow, All the King’s Men, Born Yesterday, The Manchurian 1984 she has studied the relationship of mind and body, the art of
Candidate, The Candidate, and Primary Colors among others. meditation, as well as the different sacred traditions of the Far East
This is a fascinating and entertaining look at an inherently and Kabbalah. She has been a student of Gurumayi (Swami
American phenomenon. Films will not be shown at the lectures, Chidvilasananada) since 1984 and a student of John Friend, the
so you might want to view them ahead of time.
at ext. 1455 to register.
Lisa Robins founder of Anusara Yoga, since 1997. ☎ Lisa Robins at ext. 1455.
DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN!
Thursdays 6/10 & 6/24 11:15 am Free/$5 40R403-5 Monday 1/25 11:15 am Free
This programs is sponsored by the Millicent and Harold May Family
Endowment for Lifelong Learning in Memory of Edward J. Newman,
M.D. and the Michael J. Levitt family Endowment Fund for Lifelong THE REAL PROBLEMS
Learning. AND SOLUTIONS
Co-sponosred with the Adult Department IN ISRAEL
WITH IRWIN GRAULICH
THE PROCESS OF Graulich’s talks have captivated audiences by
promoting the idea that the Jewish religion is
DRAWING A DAILY a state-of-the-art formula for human potential. His approach to
CARTOON Judaism has demonstrated an amazing system which celebrates life
WITH JIMMY MARGULIES and emphasizes a continuous improvement for the human condition.
Mr. Graulich’s touching lectures have clearly shown how religion can
Jimmy Margulies is the editorial cartoonist become an important vehicle for ethics, passion and values, adding
for The Bergen Record. Since 1990, he has
been drawing six cartoons a week on state,
much beauty to life. ☎ Lisa Robins at ext. 1455.
Thursday 2/18 11:15 am Free
national and international issues.
His cartoons are syndicated by King Features, and appear in The New
York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun Times,
Dallas Morning News, Newsday, Time, Newsweek and Business Week, as
well as many other publications across the nation. He has been fea-
tured on ABC News’ Nightline, PBS’ TV411, Jack Anderson’s show on
CNBC, Catherine Crier’s program on The Fox News Channel, and his MARTY ALBOUM: SEX, SCANDALS &
cartoons have been seen on The MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour, CNN, C- CORRUPTION IN AMERICAN
Span, and The Fox News Channel.
In addition, Margulies self syndicates his cartoons on state issues to
newspapers throughout New Jersey. The title says it all! Marty Alboum has been a long time student
In 1996, he won both the National Headliner Award and The of history and lectures at Rutgers and Bergen Community
Fischetti Editorial Cartoon Competition. He has also placed second in College. He is a graduate of William Paterson and Rutgers
Universities and enjoys pursuing his life long interest in history.
the Berryman Award from the National Press Association in 1994,
and won third place in the National Headliner Award in both 2003 Lisa Robins at ext. 1455.
and 2004. ☎ Lisa Robins at ext. 1455. Thursday 1/21 11:15 am Free
Thursday 5/6 11:15 am Free/$5
www.jccotp.org SENIOR ADULT 69
LEONA SCHWAB PRESENTS:
Day and overnight trips for seniors are offered throughout the year to
GEORGE GERSHWIN local points of interest, museums and the theater. Overnight trips that
International folk singer and lecturer in the field of ethnomusicol- highlight Jewish areas of interest are also offered. Great trips are
ogy, jazz and musical theatre, Leona Schwab will explore the great being planned. Stay tuned for information. ☎
Lisa, ext. 1455.
works of George Gershwin. With a B.A. from Hunter College of 2010 OVERNIGHT TRIPS
the City University of New York and PhD credits in ethnomusi-
Available through the New Jersey Y Kislak Adults Center. When call-
cology, Ms. Schwab brings an expertise in world folk music to the
ing the New Jersey Y, mention you are from the Kaplen JCC on the
group she is teaching and has taught at elderhostels all over the
Untied States and at the Center for Unlimited Enrichment at
Palisades. ☎1.800.776.5657 est. 126 or 132. For further informa-
tion please contact Lisa Robins at 201.408.1455 or Phyllis at Kislak
Queens College of the City University of New York.
at 973.575.3333 ext. 132.
☎ Lisa Robins at ext. 1455. DEERFIELD BEACH RESORT & SPA — EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL
Thursday 2/25 11:15 am Free
2-8 week stay January 13 March 10 $1470 and up
HOLLYWOOD BEACH – CROWNE PLAZA
2-8 week stay January 13- March 10 $1,183 and up
TALIA TZOUR PRESENTS:
BLUEPRINT NEGEV DEERFIELD BEACH – PLAZA RESORT
The Jewish National Fund has embarked on 2-8 week stay January 6- March 10 $910 and up
a project to revitalize Israel’s southern region.
The efforts include community develop- MIAMI BEACH – DAYS INN OCEANSIDE
ment, housing, employment, agricultural
2-8 week stay January 6-March 3 $833 and up
research and development, water treatment,
education, and security.
Tali Tzour, Israeli Emissary to the Jewish National Fund, talks about LIDO BEACH KEY, SARASOTA
this project and presents a video on the subject.
Lisa Robins at 8 days/7 nights January 13-20 $1,850 and up
Thursday 4/15 11:15 am Free
Specialty courses offered through
the Wellness Department
SENIOR BARBEQUE For more information on these programs see page 79 or ☎ Linda,
An afternoon celebration for our senior Kaplen JCC members and ext. 1479
family. Delicious lunch, live entertainment and social dancing.
☎ Lisa Robins, ext. 1455 or Lauren Glubo, ext. 1452.
CHAIR YOGA WORKSHOP WITH MARGARET LESSER
Sunday 6/6 12-2 pm
8 Thursdays 1/28-3/18 11:15 am-12:15 pm $160 /$208 60T221
THE POWER OF BREATH AND MEDITATION WITH ELIZABETH GREENE
BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKING 8 Tuesdays 1/26-3/16 7-8 pm $160/$208 60T222
Maggie Kaplen, RN, will take your blood pressure. GOT YOUR BACK WORKSHOP WITH NOA BELADEV
For more information please ☎ Lisa ext. 1455. 8 Tuesdays 1/ 19-3/ 9 10:30-11:30 am $160/$208 60T223
Ongoing Free for members BALANCE AND TONE WORKSHOP WITH OFIRA MORE, OTR/L
10 Wednesday 1/20-3/24 10:30-11:30 am $200/$260 60W224
NUTRITION CONSULTATIONS AQUA CLASSES
Meet privately with our nutritionists to discuss your optimal dietary ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION AQUATIC PROGRAM WITH OFIRA MOR OTR/L
strategies. By appointment. ☎
Linda, ext. 1479. 12 Tuesday 1/5-3/23 10:45-11:25 am $120/$156 60T211
30 minute session: $55 60 minute session: $85 14 Thursday 1/7-4/8 10:45-11:25 am $140/$182 60R212
SPECIAL NUTRITION PACKAGE: 4 60 minute sessions: $320
13 Wednesday 1/6-4/7 11-11:45 am $195/$247 60W112
70 WINTER/SPRING 2010 201.569.7900
Computer Center for People 40+
This program takes place in a friendly, low-pressure environment, ADVANCED COURSES
where students can learn to use computers running under the
Windows operating system. Personal attention from our extremely COMPUTER LEVEL 2
competent instructors and coaches is stressed. Students should own George Vislocky
their own computer for all courses except for Computer Expands on the topics presented in the introductory course. Learn
Fundamentals. how to manage files on the computer by creating folders and short-
SeniorNet membership required. $40 for 1 year membership/$30 for cuts and by moving, copying and deleting files. Get introduced to
renewing membership. Clip Art, Word Art and drawing graphics to spice up your documents.
☎ Leah Duerr, ext. 309. 7 Tuesdays 1/12-2/23 10:30 am-12:30 pm $67/$97 36T322
Scholarships made possible by the Bernstein-Slote Memorial for Senior 7 Tuesdays 4/13-5/25 10:30 am-12:30 pm $67/$97 36T323
Computer Literacy Endowment Fund.
Program made possible in part by the support of the Lipper Family MICROSOFT WORD 2007
Foundation Fund for SeniorNet, Verizon and Microsoft, IBM. George Vislocky
Learn how to format, enhance, delete, edit, print and save docu-
COMPUTER CLUB AT THE JCC ments. Master using fonts, columns, spell check, thesaurus, indents,
bullets, numbering, margins, and headers/footers. Cut, copy and
The Computer Club meets the second Friday of every month. If paste and mail merge will become a cinch. Augment your documents
you are interested in computers, from beginners to experts, you with borders, shading, a text box, clipart, word art and drawing.
are invited to attend and join. Meetings include guest speakers, 7 Wednesdays 1/13-2/24 10:30 am-12:30 pm $67/$97 36W621
information exchange, question & answer sessions, software
7 Wednesdays 4/17-5/26 1:30 am-3:30 pm $67/$97 36W622
Meetings: Fridays 1/8, 2/12, 3/12, 4/9, 5/14, 6/11 10:30 am
DIGITAL PHOTO WONDERS
Yearly Dues: $15/$20 (First meeting is free)
Master procedures for enhancing and modifying photos. Various
BEGINNER COURSES tools will assist in the cropping, color correction, resizing, removing
scratches, straightening and arranging of image components. Learn
COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS to produce collages and panoramas and move image components
Mona Mozur between photos.
This basic course eases you into becoming comfortable with comput- 8 Tuesdays 1/12-3/2 1:30-3:30 pm $92/$123 36T973
ers as you learn how to use the keyboard, mouse, Windows desktop 8 Tuesdays 4/13-6/1 1:30-3:30 pm $92/$123 36T974
and the Internet.
2 Mon. & 2 Thurs 1/11-1/21 10:30 am-12:30 pm $31/$46 36M08301 EXCEL 2007
2 Mon. & 2 Thurs 2/22-3/4 10:30 am-12:30 pm $31/$46 36M08302 Bob Haines
2 Mon. & 2 Thurs 4/8-4/19 10:30 am-12:30 pm $31/$46 36M08501
Learn the basic concepts of the Excel 2007 spreadsheet. Use it to cal-
2 Mon. & 2 Thurs 5/24-6/7 10:30 am-12:30 pm $31/$46 36M08502
culate monthly and yearly income and expenses, and calculate gain
and loss in a stock portfolio. Use it also to create an address book,
COMPUTER LEVEL 1 customer list for a small business or membership lists from which you
Ray Kaplan/Murry Weiss can generate mailing labels or address envelopes. Excel can answer
many what-if financial and business questions. Understand why
Learn the basics including the keyboard, mouse and Windows. Using Excel is a useful tool in business or a home office.
Microsoft Word and Microsoft Works, gain an overview of creating,
formatting, editing and printing documents, and learn how to use 4 Mondays 4/26-5/17 10:30 am-12:30 pm $46/$67 36U724
clipart. Lessons will teach basic database concepts and will introduce
you to the Internet and email. A home computer is recommended for
practice between sessions.
7 Mondays 1/25-3/8 1:30-3:30 pm $67/$97 36M24401
7 Wednesdays 1/27-3/10 1:30-3:30 pm $67/$97 36M24402
7 Mondays 4/19-6/7 1:30-3:30 pm $67/$97 36M24601
7 Wednesdays 4/14-5/26 10:30-12:30 pm $67/$97 36M24602
www.jccotp.org SENIOR ADULT 71
CLASS NAME DAY DATES TIME SESSIONS COST INSTRUCTOR CODE
Computer Fundamentals M & Th 1/11-1/21 10:30 am–12:30 pm 4 $31/$46 Mona Mozur 36M08301
Computer Fundamentals M & Th 2/22-3/4 10:30 am–12:30 pm 4 $31/$46 Mona Mozur 36M08302
Computers Level 1 M 1/25-3/8 1:30–3:30 pm 7 $67/$97 Ray Kaplan 36M24401
Computers Level 2 T 1/12-2/23 10:30 am–12:30 pm 7 $67/$97 George Vislocky 36T322
Digital Photo Wonders T 1/12-3/2 1:30–3:30 pm 8 $92/$123 Dave Mozur 36T973
NEW Microsoft Word 2007 W 1/13-2/24 10:30 am–12:30 pm 7 $67/$97 George Vislocky 36W621
Computers Level 1 W 1/27-3/10 1:30–3:30 pm 7 $67/$97 Murray Weiss 36W24402
File Management Th 1/28-2/18 10:30 am–12:30 pm 4 $46/$67 Dave Mozur 36R721
Practice Time Th 1/11-3/11 1:30–3:30 pm 8 Free with course Various coaches to assist students
Cruising the Internet F 1/15-2/19 10:30 am–12:30 pm 6 $57/$82 Bob Haines 36F124
Computer Fundamentals M & Th 4/8-4/19 10:30 am–12:30 pm 4 $31/$46 Mona Mozur 36M08501
Computer Fundamentals M & Th 5/24-6/7 10:30 am–12:30 pm 4 $31/$46 Mona Mozur 36M08502
Computers Level 1 M 4/19-6/7 1:30–3:30 pm 7 $67/$97 Ray Kaplan 36M24601
Excel 2007 M 4/26-5/17 10:30 am-12:30 pm 4 $46/$67 Bob Haines 36U724
Computers Level 2 T 4/13-5/25 10:30 am–12:30 pm 7 $67/$97 George Vislocky 36T323
Digital Photo Wonders T 4/13-6/1 1:30–3:30 pm 8 $92/$123 Dave Mozur 36T974
NEW Microsoft Word 2007 W 4/17-5/26 10:30 am–12:30 pm 7 $67/$97 George Vislocky 36W622
Computers Level 1 W 4/17-5/26 1:30–3:30 pm 7 $67/$97 Murray Weiss 36W24602
File Management Th 4/22-5/13 10:30 am–12:30 pm 4 $46/$67 Dave Mozur 36R722
Practice Time Th 4/15-6/10 1:30–3:30 pm 8 Free with course Various coaches to assist students
Cruising the Internet F 4/16-5/21 10:30 am–12:30 pm 6 $57/$82 Bob Haines 36F125
“I DID IT- WHERE IS IT?” (FILE MANAGEMENT) PRACTICE TIME
Dave Mozur While you are taking a SeniorNet course, you are entitled to use the
Utilize Windows Explorer to organize your files. Learn how to create computer room at the JCC to practice. Coaches will be on hand to
folders, sub folders, and manage files. You will learn how to attach a assist you. No reservation necessary
file to an email, create a desktop icon, as well as shortcuts to make Thursdays 1/11-3/11 1:30-3:30 pm Free with course
your computer usage most efficient. Thursdays 4/15-6/10 1:30-3:30 pm Free with course
4 Thursdays 1/28-2/18 10:30 am-12:30 pm $46/$67 36R721
4 Thursdays 4/22-5/13 10:30 am-12:30 pm $46/$67 36R722
HOW TO MAKE THE COMPUTER
CRUISING THE INTERNET HELP YOU IN EVERYDAY LIFE
WITH BOB HAINES
Utilizing AOL and Internet Explorer, you will learn the intricacies of FRIDAY, MAY 14, 1:30-3:30 PM
email including attachments, hyperlinks, inserting pictures, address
• Make Life Easier • Better Utilize your search engines, such a
book, spell check, and thesaurus. Discover how to navigate the World
Google • Save money shopping • Make better buying decisions
Wide Web using search engines and keywords, bulletin boards and
• Organize finances, personal and business schedules • Create a
chat rooms. Generate a Buddy List and send Instant Messages.
Personalized phone book • Balance your checkbook • And
6 Fridays 1/15-2/19 10:30 am-12:30 pm $57/$82 36F124 other time saving topics.
6 Fridays 4/16-5/21 10:30 am-12:30 pm $57/$82 36F125
$10 JCC members $12 non-members 36U725
72 WINTER/SPRING 2010 201.569.7900
Kaplen Adult ohrducnk ,hsugx ,hbfu,
STAFF OTHER SERVICES
ext. 1450 Debra Turitz, LCSW, Senior Adult Department Director • Alzheimer’s Association Information • Blood Pressure Screening
ext. 1454 Vivian Green Korner, ARC Director • Consultation and preventative care in conjunction with Englewood
ext. 1452 Lauren Glubo, ARC Recreational Therapist Supervisor Hospital and Medical Center • Information and Referrals
and ARC Project Assistant
ext. 1458 Lynn Werner, Administrative Assistant • Liaison with Jewish Family Services – offers in-home assessments
Robbie Weeden, Recreation Assistant • Bergen NJ EASE — To access and coordinate New Jersey services
Marie Gonzalez, Recreation Assistant for the elderly ☎
201.646.2625 or 877.222.3737
This social day care program is designed to meet the special needs of SUPPORT GROUPS FOR CAREGIVERS
frail senior adults who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and related
forms of dementia. Our mission is to enhance the daily lives of our Monthly caregivers support groups offer information, support and
participants and to provide support and needed respite for their referrals. The lending resource library on our premises has literature
caregivers. Participants enjoy a wide range of upbeat activities specifically addressing the needs of caregivers. For more information
that encourage socialization and active participation. Holiday
celebrations, cultural events, parties and family visits are an ongoing
please ☎Vivian Green Korner ext. 1454 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evening meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month
part of the program, held in a bright, spacious room, with an Wednesdays 1/13, 2/10, 3/10, 4/14, 5/12 & 6/9 7:30-9:30 pm
adjoining patio and garden overlooking the children’s playground. Daytime meetings are held the fourth Thursday of the month.
Includes a kosher breakfast and hot lunch. Thursdays 1/28, 2/25, 3/25, 4/22, 5/27 & 6/24 11 am
ARC programs are made possible in part by Eisai, Inc.
ARC is a Medicaid provider. Scholarships available.
Monday thru Thursday 9 am-2 pm $68 per day
Extra lunch $3.50
Round trip transportation $5
20TH ANNUAL SHOW & SALE
Norma Wellington’s designs have been repeatedly featured in the
Style section of 201 Magazine, as well as Elegant Bride, JQ, and National
Jeweler, to name just a few. For more information,
Korner, ext. 1454.
• State-of-the-art facility • Nutritious, delicious hot kosher lunch Sunday 4/25 9 am-4 pm
• Transportation provided in handicapped accessible vehicle This is a fundraiser to benefit the Kaplen Adult Reach Center, a
program for frail seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
• Respite for caregivers • Enjoyable, upbeat programs
• Professional staff trained in art, music and exercise
• Warm, understanding volunteers • Low daily fees • Socialization
ACTIVITIES An afternoon celebration for our senior members and family.
Delicious lunch, live entertainment and social dancing.
• Intergenerational programs, including monthly visits with children
in the JCC nursery and camp ☎ Lisa Robins, ext. 1455 or Lauren Glubo, ext. 1452.
Sunday 6/6 12-2 pm
• Exercise • Music • Social Dancing • Discussion Groups
• Bowling/Volleyball/Softball • Intergenerational Garden
• Movement Therapy • Table Games • Baking • Reminiscing Groups
• Entertainment • Holiday Celebrations • Horticulture • Outings
ANNUAL CAREGIVERS LUNCHEON
Horticulture is made possible by the Ruth and Pete Nelkin Endowment The ARC Sub committee of the Kaplen Adult Reach Center will be
for Horticulture Therapy. hosting a luncheon to honor caregivers. For further information
Holiday programs are made possible by the Eric Langbaum Fund for ☎ Vivian Green-Korner at ext. 1454.
ARC Special Events. Thursday 6/10 12-1:30 pm
www.jccotp.org FITNESS 73
Fitness rauf hkhdr,
Personal exercise program for teens and pre-teens to learn compo-
nents of a safe and effective fitness program. Taught under the guid-
ance of a certified personal trainer. By appointment.
12 sessions $630
Gain cardiovascular and strength training with two or three people.
Form your own group with friends and request your own program
format. By appointment.
10 sessions $408 per person
1 session $46
BENJAMIN BERGEN YOUTH
STAFF FITNESS CENTER
ext. 1481 Roberto Santiago, Director We feature all the latest in sports and fitness equipment, including
ext. 1476 Roberto Gonzalez, Assistant Director Kilowatt interactive video games, conditioning equipment, treadmills,
transports, bikes, body bars, resistance bands, abdominal bench, free
weights and three station universal. If you want to strengthen your
body, enhance your self-image, make new friends, or form your own
The Fitness Center features individually-tailored fitness programs; class, come check us out. To register for your orientation, stop by and
state-of-the-art equipment; experienced, certified personal trainers speak with our staff. ☎ Roberto, ext. 1481 to arrange a program with
and the encouraging support you need to realize your fitness goals. a trainer. Training programs are good for one year from date of pur-
Our key objective is to offer our members sound and effective exer- chase.
cise techniques as well as those who may just need guidance and
motivation. We offer programs for beginners to seasoned exercisers in
Monday-Thursday 4-7 pm
an effort to help everyone get strong, fit and healthy.
Sundays 11 am-4 pm
TRAINING PROGRAMS TEEN PARTNER TRAINING
ASK ABOUT OUR GO HEALTH FITNESS ASSESSMENT. This semi-private training program, grouped by age, combines car-
diovascular and resistance training. Form your own group with
☎ Roberto Santiago, ext. 1481 to arrange a program with a trainer. friends. ☎ ext. 1481.
Training programs are good for one year from date of purchase. Ages 13+ 8 sessions $228
PERSONAL EXERCISE PROGRAMS (PEP)
One-on-one training with a certified trainer, including a comprehen-
sive fitness evaluation and consultation. By appointment.
24 sessions $1,470 12 sessions $756
1 session $72
74 WINTER/SPRING 2010 201.569.7900
AGES CLASS NAME DAY DATES TIME SESSIONS INSTRUCTOR COST CODE
8-17 EXCEL T & Th 1/26-3/25 5-6:30 pm 16 Joe Agosto $448/$650 61-EXT1
8-17 EXCEL T & Th 4/8-6/8 5-6:30 pm 16 Joe Agosto $448/$650 61-EXT2
8-15 Jr. Pep By appt. Ongoing 12 $630
13+ Teen Partner Training By appt. Ongoing 8 $228
18+ Partner Training By appt. Ongoing 10 $408
18+ Partner Training By appt. Ongoing 1 $46
18+ Pep 1 By appt. Ongoing 1 $72
18+ Pep 12 By appt. Ongoing 12 $756
18+ Pep 24 By appt. Ongoing 24 $1,470
A FITNESS AND WEIGHT LOSS a $72
PROGRAM FOR AGES 8-18
DEVELOPED BY FITNESS INSTRUCTOR JOE AGOSTO
ARE YOU AS YOUNG AS YOU CAN BE?
If you think taking a couple inches off your waist line would
feel good, just imagine taking a couple years off your body
The Polar BodyAge assessment will tell you where
you are today, and give you a benchmark to measure your
This comprehensive nutrition, exercise and all around healthy The system will also tell you how many years you can take
living program is designed specifically for children and teens
off your body age, and how to do it.
who want to achieve optimal health. The goal is to educate
participants about proper nutrition and the appropriate steps
they need to take to obtain a healthy lifestyle. Sound exercise It gives you a plan for a program for a younger you.
techniques are also taught by our certified personal training staff,
who stress safe and gradual progress. Dietary routines are Talk to a trainer to get your assessment, the plan to reduce
evaluated in depth and positive health and lifestyle changes are your body age, and all the support, and encouragement you
recommended for each participant.
need to REACH YOUR GOAL.
This program meets twice weekly for exercise and rap sessions
and includes daily email communications.
Ask a trainer
☎ Roberto, ext. 1481. about it today!
16 Tuesdays & Thursdays 1/26-3/25 5:30-7 pm $448/$650 61EXT1
at ext. 1481.
16 Tuesdays & Thursdays 4/8-6/8 5:30-7 pm $448/$650 61EXT2
www.jccotp.org WELLNESS 75
Wellness rauf iufn
NEW! PILATES REFORMER
The Reformer is specialized equipment that effectively enhances the
benefits of Pilates. Each Pilate’s reformer has varying degrees of resist-
ance designed to maximize strength and flexibility for all levels with
the assistance and resistance of springs. Controlled breathing,
strengthening and balancing your body, are all the components
addressed during the workshop. Practiced faithfully, Pilates yields
numerous benefits, including increased lung capacity and circulation,
as well as improved strength and flexibility (particularly of the
abdomen and back muscles) and coordination. By teaching balance
and control of the body, its benefits extend into other areas of one’s
life. Pilates has become a proven fitness endeavor and an important
adjunct to professional sports training and physical rehabilitation of
all kinds. In order for members to participate at workshop level, we
STAFF require 3 semi-private sessions to prepare you for the group work-
ext. 1479 Linda Berkowitz, Director
PILATE’S REFORMER SEMI-PRIVATE WORKSHOP
Prerequisite for group workshop
The Wellness Department is dedicated to the advancement of your This introductory program provides the skill level required for safe
physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. From balance improvement and effective participation in group workshop. During these sessions,
and meditation workshops to cardiovascular water workouts and the instructor will teach specific Pilates Reformer techniques to inte-
Swedish massage, our programs and services are designed to improve grate students into a group setting. The individualized approach will
your health and vitality. benefit students with their personal needs and will allow for gradual
The newly-enhanced Seiden Wellness Center (SWC) is now open. progression to the next level (Pilates Reformer Workshop, maximum
Purchase of a permanent locker in the luxurious SWC adult- 5 participants per workshop). At the completion of the third session
only locker suites also entitles you to the following complimentary the instructor will assess each participant to determine if transition to
services: a larger group is appropriate. By appointment, ☎
Linda, ext. 1479.
• Assessment with a wellness coach 3 sessions 2 participants $165 each
• Use of the private, upstairs SWC fitness area
• Towel service PILATE’S REFORMER GROUP WORKSHOPS
• Three spa treatments and/or wellness/fitness sessions including Maximum 5 participants
reflexology, facials, swedish, deep tissue, hot stone massage, 8 Mondays 1/25-3/15 8-9 pm $280 60M114
Pilates reformer sessions, personal training and nutrition 8 Thursdays 1/28-3/18 8-9 am $280 60R113
consultations. 8 Thursdays 1/28-3/18 9:15-10:15 am $280 60R112
The cost of purchasing a locker package is $600 for September
through August. This year fees will be prorated at $400 for January PRIVATE PILATES REFORMER SESSIONS
3 session requisite for group workshop
Privates arranged by appointment, ☎
Linda, ext. 1479.
$75 per session
Meet privately with our nutritionists to discuss your optimal dietary
strategies. Our staff’s extensive credentials allow them to address gen-
eral nutritional needs, as well as age related, health and sport specif-
ic situations. By appointment. ☎ Linda, ext. 1479.
30-minute session: $55 60-minute session: $85
SPECIAL NUTRITION PACKAGE:
Four 60-minute sessions $320
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WELLNESS WORKSHOPS AQUA CLASSES
CHAIR YOGA WORKSHOP ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION AQUATIC PROGRAM
Margaret Lesser Ofira Mor OTR/L
This therapeutic workshop will be adapted to your specific physical AFAP is a recreational water exercise program designed and devel-
needs. The format will include yoga poses performed on chairs and oped by the Arthritis Foundation for people with arthritis and
standing. The workshop targets beginners in a gentle format address- related conditions. Water exercise is especially beneficial for people
ing those with mobility limitations, back care concerns and medical with arthritis because it reduces stress on joints and muscles, lessens
issues. Yoga equipment will be provided. joint stiffness and increases stamina and range of motion. Class meets
8 Thursdays 1/28-3/18 11:15 am-12:15 pm $160/$208 60T221
in Epstein Pool. ☎
Linda, ext. 1479 for more information.
12 Tuesday 1/5-3/23 10:45-11:25 am $120/$156 60T211
(no class 3/30 & 4/6)
THE POWER OF BREATH AND MEDITATION
14 Thursday 1/7-4/8 10:45-11:25 am $140/$182 60R212
Restore, relax, renew. Dive deep within yourself to experience tran-
quility and inner peace through yogic breathing and meditation. This
8-week course will give you a strong foundation in the theory and This water workout, combines cardiovascular conditioning, low
practice of meditation and pranayama (breathing) techniques. We impact aerobics and toning. The class format accommodates all levels
will also explore the power of restorative yoga (fully supported as well as those with moderate medical conditions. Class meets in the
restorative yoga poses) to provide deep relaxation and healing. No Epstein Pool.
prior yoga or meditation experience is required. 13 Wednesday 1/6-4/7 11-11:45 am $195/$247 60W112
8 Tuesdays 1/26-3/16 7-8 pm $160/$208 60T222 (no class on 3/31)
GOT YOUR BACK WORKSHOP
Noa Beladev THE CHUCK GUTTENBERG CENTER FOR
This workshop will target specific exercises and stretches to improve- THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED
posture, increase abdominal strength and increase flexibility through REHABILITATIVE THERAPY PROGRAMS
theoretic and physical education. Learn how you can prevent injuries,
reduce pain, enhance flexibility and correct posture. Back exercises POST CLINICAL REHABILITATIVE PERSONAL EXCERCISE PROGRAMS
may be useful for people with chronic back pain to help them return These programs support those who are wheelchair bound, have suf-
to normal activities and functions. Making back exercise part of your fered a stroke or undergone back, hip or knee surgery. Our therapists
daily routine will help improve pain relief and increase functional have extensive experience working with people who have neurologi-
abilities. Workshop leader will connect with participants prior to cal symptoms, osteoporosis, arthritis, and other medical conditions.
workshop to determine if physician’s clearance is required. Our credentialed staff provides a therapeutic, supervised program
8 Tuesdays 1/ 19-3/ 9 10:30-11:30 am $160/$208 60T223 that will incorporate your physician or therapist’s medical guidelines.
After completing your clinical rehabilitative program, our staff will
work one-on-one with you to develop a safe, appropriate fitness
BALANCE AND TONE WORKSHOP
regime as prescribed by your physician or therapist. By appointment.
Ofira More, OTR/L
40-minute session $70/$85
This workshop will address static and dynamic balance functionality 60-minute session $85/$110
on an in-depth level. The focus will be to challenge individuals of all 5 60-minute sessions $415/$525
health and fitness levels while improving the fundamental concepts of 10 40-minute sessions $680/$830
balance. Loss of balance can occur for any of us who have: bad pos-
10 60-minute sessions $816/$1020
ture, loss of muscle strength or are inactive. By practicing specific bal-
10 Partner Sessions $450 each (2 members)
ance exercises you have the opportunity to improve posture and body
10 Partner Sessions $350 each (3 members)
awareness. The workshop will also target specific muscle groups that
aid in improving balance. Workshop will utilize multi-modality sur-
faces and exercises that will improve and promote balance and core
muscles. Individual evaluation will be performed for each participant
pre and post workshop to track and record progress.
10 Wednesday 1/20-3/24 10:30-11:30 am $200/$260 60W224
www.jccotp.org SEIDEN WELLNESS CENTER 77
MASSAGE SERVICES HOT STONE MASSAGE
Relieves tense muscles, sore joints, and stressed emotions thru place-
Our massage services will now be offered in the Spa Center of the new ment of heated stones on select chakra points. The stones are used as
Seiden Wellness Center, featuring five plush spa rooms and a warm tools to deliver effective tissue and muscle massage at a pressure level
and welcoming co-ed waiting suite. Massage clients can dress in the comfortable to the client. The heat greatly aids in mental relaxation
center’s spacious new locker room, relax and socialize in the warm and increased energy leaving you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
co-ed waiting room, and then be escorted by their personal therapist
to a private spa. This new spa environment will greatly enhance the 50 minute $95
massage experience and will serve as the ultimate destination for 80 minute $125
anyone looking to relax, heal and reduce their stress. 10 SESSION MASSAGE CARDS
Massage cards good for one year from date of purchase
SWEDISH AND DEEP TISSUE MASSAGES
Swedish: Involves light, fast movement along the muscle surface.
NEW! AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE
This technique improves circulation and helps relaxation. If you just
want to zone out for an hour, this is the massage for you. Aromatherapy combines the emotional and physiological properties
of gentle massage with the medicinal mood enhancing properties of
Deep Tissue: Similar to Swedish, but more intense, reaching much
essential oils. Aromatherapy has also been known to stimulate the
deeper into muscles and joints. Relieves aches, soreness, lower back
immune system, and relieve sinus pressure.
pain and can remove knots (called adhesions) caused by tension
and/or injury. 50-minute $85
80 minute $115
10 SESSION MASSAGE CARDS NEW! PRENATAL MASSAGE
50-minute $750 Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage: to relax
80 minute $1050 tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and
Massage cards good for one year from date of purchase just make you feel good. But it’s also tailored specifically to the needs
of pregnant women and their changing bodies. Therapists who are
trained in prenatal massage adjust their techniques accordingly.
Experience this holistic method of healing in a private, relaxing set-
ting. Reflexology is an effective, therapeutic foot massage first prac- 80-minute $115
ticed by the ancient Egyptians and Chinese as a form of medicine.
The principle behind this technique is that every part of the body is FACIALS
connected to the soles of the feet by nerve pathways and energy chan- Deep cleansing facials combine deep cleansing, moisturizing, and
nels. By the process of reflexing or stimulating the surface of the feet, light extractions with a pampering, nourishing massage. Blends of
therapists are able to help people increase energy, improve circulation hydrating and cleansing products help bring radiance and youthful
and create balance and harmony in their lives. Reserve an appoint- vitality back into skin.
ment today and experience the benefits.
10 SESSION MASSAGE CARDS
10 SESSION MASSAGE CARDS
Massage cards good for one year from date of purchase
Massage cards good for one year from date of purchase
You may reschedule your appointment 24 hours prior to your sched-
GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE FOR SPA SERVICES. CALL THE SEIDEN uled appointment.
WELLNESS CENTER RECEPTION DESK AT 201.408.1441 TO SCHEDULE
YOUR SPA APPOINTMENT.
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Group Exercise rauf hruga
Group Exercise Classes
now free to members
excluding aquatic classes
DROP-IN CLASSES FOR NON-MEMBERS
Drop-ins are based on availability and they can be purchased at the
FREE BABYSITTING SERVICES
STAFF Babysitting is available to parents who are attending other classes on
ext. 1475 Barbara Marrott, Director the JCC premises. A caring, attentive staff provides supervision for
children from 6 months to 5 years of age. ☎ 201.569.1194.
Group fitness does more than build muscle! It builds relationships, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-12 pm Sunday, 9 am-12 pm
provides energetic experiences and creates a dynamic culture. It is the
heart and soul of a training environment…the place where dreams
are achieved with company. Stay in shape all year with classes from
yoga and Pilates to body conditioning and spin class. At any fitness CLASS RATINGS
level, at almost any time of day, there is a class to get you on your way
to a healthier lifestyle. Regular exercise improves your health and self- B= BEGINNER, I= INTERMEDIATE, A=ADVANCED, NB = NO BEGINNERS
image, so whether you want to lose weight, tone up, or simply get It is very important to register for classes that match your ability, so
moving, you are sure to find a class that is right for you. Class instruc- please refer to class ratings to determine what classes are right for you.
tors are certified and/or have degrees in fitness. We encourage mem- Please note that many classes can accommodate all fitness levels,
bers to speak to the instructor before taking a class. allowing members to work according to their own ability. If you have
Please wear lightweight clothing to allow you freedom of movement and questions about a particular class, please call us and consult your doc-
aerobic, step or cross training shoes. tor before participating in any exercise program.
WINTER SCHEDULES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE COURTESY AND FRONT REGISTRATION INFORMATION
DESK IN THE BEGINNING OF JANUARY FOR FEE BASED CLASSES
Registrations can be made on-line, by mail or in person for all
WINTER/SPRING SESSION: wellness classes. If there is insufficient enrollment, you will be
JANUARY 3-APRIL 9 notified of a class cancellation one week before. Please register on
time to avoid unnecessary cancellations. Classes that meet size limits
will not be open for members to drop in. You may try a class for the
first time for free.
CLASS SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
PLEASE CHECK THE JCC WEBSITE, FLYERS AND THE BULLETIN BOARD FOR THE
www.jccotp.org GROUP EXERCISE 79
CLASS DESCRIPTIONS CARDIO STEP/BOSU
Get moving with a hour cardio workout utilizing either the Step or
the BOSU. Level 1 is for beginner to intermediate. Level 2 is for inter-
mediate to advanced.
ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION AQUATIC PROGRAM
AFAP is a recreational water exercise program designed and devel-
oped by the Arthritis Foundations for people with arthritis and relat- CORE WITH WEIGHTS
ed conditions. Water exercise is especially beneficial for people with This challenging class provides excellent core conditioning, building
arthritis because it reduces stress on joints and muscles, lessens joint strong abs working with stabilization and balance. Strengthen abs,
stiffness and increases stamina and range of motion. Class meets in back, upper and lower body using a variety of equipment including
Epstein Pool. stability balls, as well as medicine balls and gliding.
AQUA FIT FUNCTIONAL TRAINING (I-A)
Water workout, combing cardiovascular conditioning, low impact Functional training is a cardio/resistance class that utilizes medicine
aerobics and toning. The class format accommodates all levels as well balls, resistive tubing, stability balls, free weights, BOSU, jump ropes
as those with moderate medical conditions. Class meets in the Epstein and steps. The class is designed using an interval training method so
Pool. the heart rate stays elevated while “real life” type exercises are per-
formed using a form of resistance. This class is designed for all.
INTERVAL TRAINING (I-A)
ADRENALINE PLUS (A-I)
The best of both worlds! A great aerobic workout and total body con-
Reap the benefit of a personal trainer in a group exercise setting. You ditioner all in this 90 minute class. Through use of the BOSU and
will move, burn, stimulate and take charge of every muscle using a Step, students are given short bursts of aerobic acitivites followed by
variety of equipment. No cheating in this class. Guaranteed to get you resistance training.
into the shape you want to be in. Go back to basics and see what a
difference it will make.
PUMP UP YOUR BODY
Get every muscle moving and pumping. Combining cardio moves
and weight bearing exercises to burn the maximum amount of calo-
Join Safire for the ultimate core workout! Move your hips and abs to ries and tone your arms, legs and abs at the same time. Never boring!
music from the Middle East. This class has been very popular with Class changes from week to week.
mothers and daughters. All levels welcome.
MONDAY MORNINGS WITH MICHAL
CALORIE BURNING LUNCH
Anything goes in this class! It’s Monday morning and Michal will do
Join Annette for a mixed “bag lunch” of Step, Spin, Sculpt or a com- what it takes to get you going! Burn fat with combinations of cardio
bination of the three. This class is open to staff as well as members. drills and resistance training and or circuit stations. This class utilizes
a variety of equipment including bars, BOSU, stability, and medicine
CARDIO & ABS balls, free weights and more. Emphasis is on correct posture and
form, making this class safe and effective for all levels of fitness.
If you need to get your cardio in and don’t feel like running on the
treadmill, join Annette in this 45 min cardio mix followed by abdom-
inal work and stretching.
Jump start your day with a complete body workout. Raise your heart-
rate to burn fat and tone upper and lower body. Class utilizes cardio
activities such as aerobics, steps, movement with light weights, and
weight bearing activities using heavy weights, medicine balls, stabili-
ty balls and bars.
Work up a sweat and build your strength at the same time! A great
combination of cardio kickboxing and upper body muscle builders.
80 WINTER/SPRING 2010 201.569.7900
Group Exercise Schedule Winter/Spring 2010 • January 3-April 9
CLASS SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CHECK THE JCC WEBSITE, FLYERS AND THE BULLETIN BOARDS FOR UPDATES.
CALL BARBARA AT EXT. 1475 FOR MORE INFORMATION.
CLASSES IN BLUE ARE FEE BASED WELLNESS PROGRAMS, PLEASE CALL LINDA AT EXT. 1479 FOR MORE INFORMATION
TIME CLASS INSTRUCTOR FEE
8:30-9:25 am Spin Donna Koles/ Karen Ouriel FREE
9:30-10:25 am NEW Spin Jenn Sherman FREE
9-10:15 am Interval Training Alicja Lada/TBA FREE
9-10:15 am Sunday Morning Yoga Margaret Lesser FREE
10:30-11:45 am Cardio Combat/Turbokickboxing Catherine Walsh/Dorothy Henick FREE
6:15-7 am Spin Ralph Pantuso FREE
7:30-8:25 am Monday Morning with Michal Michal Melumad FREE
7:30-8:25 am Cardio Merge Annette Scala FREE
8-9 am Pilates Reformer Workshop Neta Torfstein $280
8:30-9:25 am Core with Weights Mark Hardaway FREE
9:15-10:15 am TIME CHANGE Spin Blanca Grinkovitch FREE
9:30-10:25 am Pilates Plus Neta Torfstein FREE
10:30-11:30 am TIME CHANGE ZUMBA Jen Semon FREE
10:30-11:25 am Balance your Body Ofira Mor FREE
1-1:55 pm NEW Calorie Burning Lunch Annette Scala FREE
6:30-7:25 pm NEW Weight Training Alicja Lada FREE
7-7:55 pm NEW Spin Andrew Strauss FREE
7:30-8:25 pm NEW Cardio Step/BOSU Level 1 Alicja Lada FREE
6-7 am Total Body Conditioning Mark Hardaway FREE
7:30-8:25 am Spin Michael Marrioti FREE
7:30-8:25 am Tone & Sculpt Catherine Walsh FREE
8:30-9:25 am Interval Training Level 2 Alicja Lada FREE
9:30-10:25 am Interval Training Level 1 Alicja Lada FREE
9:30-10:25 am Spin Jenn Shermon FREE
9:30-10:25 am ZUMBA GOLD Andrea Testa FREE
10:30-11:30 am NEW Got Your Back Workshop Noa Beladev $160/$208
10:45-11:25 am Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Ofira Mor $120/$156
11:30 am -12:15 pm Stability Strength & Align Noa Beledev FREE
12:15-1 pm NEW Spin Blanca Grinkovitch FREE
4-4:55 pm Power Yoga Catherine Walsh FREE
7-8 pm NEW Power of Breath and Meditation Elizabeth Greene $160/$208
7-8 pm NEW Spin TBA FREE
8-8:55 pm Pilates Neta Torfstein Free
www.jccotp.org GROUP EXERCISE 81
Group Exercise Schedule Winter/Spring 2010 • January 3-April 9
CLASS SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CHECK THE JCC WEBSITE, FLYERS AND THE BULLETIN BOARDS FOR UPDATES.
6:15-7 am SPIN Ralph Pantuso FREE
6:30-7:25 am Vinyasa Yoga Elizabeth Greene FREE
7:30-8:25 am Cardio Merge Annette Scala FREE
7:30-8:25 am Functional Training Barbara Marrott FREE
8:30-9:25 am Cardio & Abs Annette Scala FREE
8:30-9:25 am Functional Training Part II Barbara Marrott FREE
9:30-10:25 am AdrenalinePlus Kimani Greene FREE
9:30-10:25 am Pilates Plus Daphne Kelman FREE
10:30-11:20 am NEW Balance And Tone OfiraMor $200/$260
11-11:45 am Aqua Fit Christina De Carlo $195/$247
6:30-7:30 pm NEW Cardio Step/BOSU Level 2 Alicja Lada FREE
7:30-8:25 pm NEW Weight Training Alicja Lada FREE
7:30-8:25 pm Belly Dancing Safire FREE
8:30-9:25 pm NEW ZUMBA Erica Lee Valens FREE
6-7 am Total Body Conditioning Mark Hardaway FREE
7:30-8:25 am SPIN Karen Ouriel FREE
7:30-7:25 am Cardio Combat Catherine Walsh FREE
8-9 am Pilates Reformer Workshop Neta Torfstein $280
8:30-9:25 am Adrenaline Plus Kimani Greene FREE
9:30-10:25 am SPIN Donna Koles FREE
9:30-10:25 am Functional Training Barbara Marrott FREE
9:15-10:15 am Pilates Reformer Workshop Neta Torfstein $280
10:30-11:15 am Stability Strength and Align Noa Beladev FREE
10:45-11:25 am Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Ofira Mor $140/$182
11:15 am-12:15 pm NEW Chair Yoga Workshop Margaret Lesser $160/$208
1-1:55 pm NEW Calorie Burning Lunch Annette Scala FREE
4-4:55 pm Power Yoga Catherine Walsh FREE
6-6:55 pm Adrenaline Plus Kimani Greene FREE
7:15-8:15 pm Yoga with Toning Margaret Lesser FREE
6-7 am Total Body Workout Mark Hardaway FREE
7:30-8:25 am Cardio Merge Annette Scala FREE
7:30-8:25 am Core with Weights Michal Melumad FREE
8:30-9:25 am Cardio & Abs Annette Scala FREE
9:30-10:25 am SPIN Michael Marrioti FREE
9:30-10:25 am ZUMBA Andrea Testa FREE
9:30-10:25 am Pump Up Your Body Annette Scala FREE
10:30-11:15 am Stability Strength & Align Noa Beladev FREE
82 WINTER/SPRING 2010 201.569.7900
TONE & SCULPT POWER YOGA
Tone muscles you never knew you had with your own body weight, Power Yoga is a combination of Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga. Vinyasa yoga
light hand weights or very simple equipment. You will be amazed focuses on flow & breath combined with Hatha yoga which can pre-
with the results and how easy it is to incorporate into your daily life. vent countless ailments and gives relief from existing ones. The prac-
tice of the postures strengthens the body and creates a feeling of well
being. Yoga sharpens the intellect and aids mental concentration.
TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING
This cardiovascular conditioning and body sculpting class will help
you tone your muscles and improve your strength while burning fat. STABILITY STRENGTH & ALIGN
This dynamic class takes functional exercise to new levels, using
Pilates, Yoga and Feldenkrais techniques to realign the body. The tar-
TOTAL BODY WORKOUT (I-A)
geted workout concentrates on stretching and strengthening to create
An effective total body conditioning training class using dumbbells, lifestyle changes that last forever. Standing and mat work required.
tubing, body bars, medicine and bosu balls and gliders. This com-
plete workout strengthens and tones muscles, often raising heart rate
for additional cardiovascular benefits. SUNDAY MORNING YOGA
Wake up Sunday morning with Margaret Lesser’s Yoga as she creates
awareness & relaxation. Yoga helps improve circulation and balance
the immune system, while unifying the body, mind and soul. It can
This addictive workout combines shadow boxing, kickboxing, sports be practiced by people of all fitness levels. Both beginner and
drills and simple dance moves. It is an interval based class that allows advanced students are welcome.
participants of any fitness level to participate. Class will conclude
with abdominals for a total body workout.
Vinyasa yoga uses poses that flow from one movement to the next
connected through breath. Elizabeth stresses creating a solid founda-
Learn proper techniques for lifting free weights to get fast results. tion for each pose by connecting well with the ground and then
through proper breathing.
Dance your way to a fitter you. Exciting and unique Latin moves and YOGA & TONING
rhythms. ZUMBA is the class that is taking the world by storm. Enjoy Enjoy classical yoga poses performed with resistance bands and core
the various styles of each instructor and see how much fun getting exercises. Reduce stress and tone at the same time.
into shape can be.
BALANCE YOUR BODY
Enjoy great music while participating in a dynamic instructor-led pro-
A low impact exercise class that is designed to help strengthen mus- gram on stationary bikes. The ride is as individual as the instructor.
cles, increase range of motion and flexibility, improve balance and Each bicycle has its own computer measuring cadence and distance
body posture. This class is a total body workout that uses free as well as adjustable degrees of resistance, allowing people at any fit-
weights, medicine balls, body bars, resistance bands and steps. Class ness level to participate.
format is geared towards prevention of osteoporosis. Mat work is a
mandatory part of this class.
The Pilates class is based on the Pilates techniques, a series of exercis-
es that yield almost immediate results. Pilates will help you improve
your balance and strengthen your core by emphasizing body align-
ment and breath control. Our credentialed instructors will work with
beginner and seasoned students.
www.jccotp.org SPECIAL EVENTS 83
Special Events ohsjuhn ohgurt
STAFF THE BODY SCOOP
ext. 306 Sharon Kestenbaum, Development Director FOR GIRLS WITH
ext. 379 Sharon Potolsky, Special Events Coordinator JENNIFER ASHTON, M.D.
ext. 304 Diane Schneider, Special Events Assistant
A STRAIGHT-TALK GUIDE TO A
Dana Runyon, Chair HEALTHY, BEAUTIFUL YOU
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 6:30
AT THE HOME OF KATHY LEVENTHAL
DUMP ‘EM For Mothers & Teenage Daughters
BY JODYNE L. SPEYER Join us for a buffet dinner, where Dr. Ashton
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 10 AM will discuss her new book and offer insights on how teenage girls can
achieve and maintain a healthy body and image.
AT THE HOME OF JUDY GOLD
Dr. Ashton is a board-certified OB-GYN and attending physician at
Everybody has that special someone in their
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. She has been a medical con-
life that they can’t wait to get rid of. Whether
tributor for the national Fox News Channel, and is currently the
it’s their overbearing Jewish mother, a
Medical Correspondent for CBS News. She appears regularly on the
housekeeper, or friend that’s become a real
CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, The Early Show, and is a fea-
shnorrer, the time comes when you have to pull the plug on the rela-
tured expert commentator on WCBS Radio and its national affiliates.
$50 per person or $65 for mother and daughter
Featuring personal stories, useful scripts, and interviews with experts,
such as Bob Harper from The Biggest Loser, funnyman Adam Corolla,
and Michael Jackson’s attorney, Thomas Mesereau, Dump ‘Em is a
practical guide for giving any bad relationship the boot. Speyer pro-
vides a roadmap to finding your own way of saying, “thanks, but no
Jodyne L. Speyer is a writer and a recover-
ing avoidant. She has produced documen-
taries for National Geographic and
worked on such shows as Joe Millionaire,
Shear Genius and The Supreme Court of
Comedy. She has successfully dumped
hundreds of people, not always on her
Hold the Date!
$50 per person
Monday, July 26, 2010
Judy Gold & Mara Wallach, Event Chairs at Montammy Golf Club
Alpine, New Jersey
Co-sponsored with James H. Grossmann
Memorial Jewish Book Month
Play f re the Kids
For more information on the Special Event programs, ☎ Sharon Potolsky, 201.408.1405 or email email@example.com.
84 WINTER/SPRING 2010 201.569.7900
LAVISH LUNCHES WITH WELL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM
BETHENNY FRANKEL WITH DR. JOY BAUER
CREATOR OF THE SKINNYGIRL MARGARITA FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010
11:45 AM-12:30 PM VIP RECEPTION
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010
12:15–12:45 PM LUNCH
This not-to-be-missed culinary adventure
begins with a light breakfast, featuring spe- 12:45-2 PM PROGRAM
cial guest speaker, Bethenny Frankel, at the Mark your calendars for our continuing
home of Elvira & James Grau, in Cresskill, WELL Health Symposiums (Women’s
NJ. Participants then choose from an appetizing selection of lunches, Enrichment for Longevity and Life) – a fab-
served in private homes, where hosts and hostesses provide a distinct ulous forum where women can ask ques-
and memorable dining experience. tions and get the answers they need from a
Natural Food Chef Bethenny Frankel is the creator of the widely pop- variety of experts who can empower them to
ular Skinnygirl Margarita, and New York Times best selling author of make better-informed decisions for their and
Naturally Thin. With a knack for making healthy food taste delicious, their families welfare.
she established BethennyBakes®, a line of low fat, dairy free baked Our featured speaker, Joy L. Bauer, MS, RD, is the founder of Joy
goods, which has made her famous. Bethenny attended the National Bauer Nutrition Centers, one of the largest nutrition counseling cen-
Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts, writes a monthly col- ters in the country. With a Masters in Nutrition from New York
umn for Health Magazine, and is regularly featured in national publi- University, Joy is the nutrition expert on the Today Show and the
cations. author of the New York Times bestsellers Food Cures and Joy’s Life Diet.
Gourmet - $150 Epicure - $300 Couvert: $75 VIP: $180
Master Chef - $500 LeCordon Bleu - $1,000
Proceeds benefit WELL programming at the Kaplen JCC on Palisades.
Proceeds from this event allow many seniors to participate in a vast array
of valuable programs and services that are vital to their wellbeing.
For more information on the Special Event programs, ☎ Sharon Potolsky, 201.408.1405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PJ Library
Building a Stronger
Jewish People, One
Book at a Time
Kehillah Partnership and The PJ Library® of Northern New Jersey* present
Milkshake Sunday, January 17, 3 pm
Adults $10/Children free
Lobby opens at 2:00 pm for crafts projects to
help others. Theater seating begins at 2:30 pm.
Bergen Academies Auditorium
200 Hackensack Avenue
For more information, call 201.666.6610 ext. 381
To purchase Milkshake tickets visit www.jccotp.org
homepage and click on the buy now button next to
the Milkshake logo.
Popular children’s rock band seen on PBS, Milkshake is made possible by a generous grant
from The Russell Berrie Foundation.
Discovery Kids and Noggin
www.jccotp.org BIOGRAPHIES 85
ADULT DEPARTMENT Michiel Murkofsky is a professional dancer, Kenneth Levine, swim instructor, holds a
teacher and performer, who been with the BS in Exercise Science and is currently a
Stacy Budkofsky, director of the Neil JCC for over a decade. Physical Education teacher in the Cresskill
Klatskin Day Camp, is also an accomplished school system. He has 27 years of experience
Ben Nelson, a retired professor from
Mah Jongg player and instructor who has in athletics and swim instruction and is a
Fairleigh Dickinson University, is one of the
been teaching Mah Jongg for 4 years. certified Special Education teacher.
most popular speakers in Bergen County
Irene Carleton has taught in PC and MAC today. He combines his knowledge of books Juya Cho, Swim Team Head Coach, holds
platforms at IBM, St. Thomas Aquinas and movies with his enchanting wit to con- Level 3 coaching certification from the
College, CCTC Computer Training and tinue to attract delighted audiences to his American Swimming Coaches Association
Berkeley College. lectures. (ASCA). She earned five gold medals for the
Paulette Cochet has been a professional Michael Reingold, Assistant Director of the Korean Junior National Team as a junior
artist since 1980. Skilled in watercolor, JCC Thurnauer School of Music, is a highly competitor and held the #1 ranking in her
watermedia and acrylic, she has been a pop- accomplished musician. With degrees from age group. She has taught swimming for 20
ular teacher here for over 4 years. She com- Stanford and SUNY Stony Brook, he has years and has coached for the JCC for the
bines her love of nature with a fine art paint- played the French Horn with orchestras last four years. She is a certified water safety
ing background to influence and inspire her since he was 10 years old and teaches the instructor and a CPR/AED trained profes-
students. “My Favorite Composers” series at the JCC. sional rescuer.
Peggy Dressel is an illustrator and fine arts Jennifer Schiffman is an avid Mah Jongg Hollie Zaccaro, Swim Team Asst. Coach,
artist who specializes in watercolor and pas- player who has been teaching for over 3 holds a Level 1 coaching certification from
tel. She studied at Pratt Institute, the years. She willingly shares her love of the the American Swimming Coaches
National Academy of Design and Moore game with her students. Association (ASCA). She competed for
College. Ms. Dressel is included in Who’s Valparaiso University (Division I) before
Peter Steinberg, bridge master, brings a establishing the Tenafly High School Swim
Who in the World and Who’s Who in America.
new dimension to teaching bridge. He has Team, where she has coached for five years.
She is a master and ACBL-accredited teacher
taught over 1000 people to play this won- She has also coached the Tenafly Tiger
derful game and continues to challenge his Sharks (Tenafly Swim Club for five undefeat-
Stan Goldberg has extensive experience in students with Supervised Play as well as
the field of career placement. He is past pres- ed seasons. She holds certifications as a life-
classes on several levels. guard, CPR/AED, first aid, and water safety
ident of Fortune Personnel Consultants of
Lori Trattou is a talented knitter and instructor.
Passaic County and brings his wealth of
instructor who has been teaching here for Anthony Ma, swim instructor, holds a BA in
knowledge to people seeking jobs.
over 2 years. Management and has more than 10 years of
Tobi Kahn, an accomplished artist, inspires
students with his unique perspective on tra- experience in swim instruction.
ditional and contemporary art. His work was AQUATICS
featured in a Guggenheim Museum’s nation- ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT
Irina Shevchenko, Aquatics Director, holds
al exhibition - New Horizons in American
a Masters degree in Civil Engineering, from Oumar Soumare is the Director of the
Art - which was exhibited in over 20 solo
Tashkent Polytechnic Institute in the former Athletic Department and was the Wellness
exhibitions and over 60 museums. Tobi has
USSR. She has 25 years of experience in Center Associate Director for 7 years. He has
won numerous awards and designed the
water and safety instruction and coaching. a Bachelor degree in Physical Education
JCC’s Holocaust Memorial.
She holds instructor certifications in from Senegal, a Master’s degree in Exercise
Steve Masi is a graduate of The Julliard Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional
School who has concertized throughout Science from Laval University (Quebec-
Rescuer, AED, First Aid, and safety training Canada) and a Master’s degree in Public
North America, Europe, Asia, and India. He for swim coaches. She is certified by the
has been a popular instructor in the Administration from New York Metropolitan
National Pool Foundation as a Pool College.
Thurnauer School of Music for several years. Operator and holds National Certification
Charles McSorley is a popular lecturer with from USWFA as a Senior Aquatics Director. Andrew Eisler is a New Jersey Certified sci-
the New Jersey Speaker’s Bureau. For the ence teacher with the Rivervale Middle
Tinica Moses, swim instructor, holds a BFA School. He has his Master’s degree in teach-
past seven years, he has spoken to groups in in Dance Movement and has 20 years of
museums, libraries and historical societies ing; played intercollegiate tennis at Union
experience in swim instruction. College, and currently teaches private and
covering historical topics using slides and
Margarita Medvetska, Swim Instructor and group tennis lessons at the JCC. He has run
music in his presentations.
Lifeguard, holds a BS in Physical Education the Michelle Weiss Children’s Tennis Camp
and has more than 20 years of experience in and the JCC Maccabi Games Tennis Team.
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Joe Agosto has extensive health and fitness Bergen County for more than 25 years. She Lisa Sternbach, MSW, LCSW, graduated
background, including ten years experience served as Director of Early Childhood at from Fordham University Graduate School
working with children. He is an ex-college Temple Beth Shalom and as an adjunct lec- of Social Services. She has been a Parenting
athlete and certified personal trainer/fitness turer of child development at Bergen Center facilitator for many years and has
instructor. Community College. She has a BA from Pace been the JCC Parenting Center Coordinator
Grand Master D.B. Park and Master Tom University and an MS in Early Childhood for over ten years. She also is a staff member
Park teach Tae Kwon Do at Mind Body Spirit Education from Nova Southeastern of the JCC Therapeutic Nursery and has a
in Tenafly. Grand Master D.B. Park is Korean University. Felicia is currently serving on the private practice in Cresskill.
champion and was part of the Korean Ethiopian School Initiative Board of Nancy VandenBergh has been a teacher in
Olympian Team in 1972. Tom Park is a 5th Directors. our Parenting Center for the past five years.
degree Black Belt. Sheryl Lauchheimer has been a teacher in She has a B.A. in Early Childhood and
Super Soccer Stars, New York's elite soccer the Early Childhood Department for 10 Elementary Education and pursued gradu-
development program, employs dynamic years and is now program supervisor for Pre- ate studies at Fairleigh Dickenson University
international coaches who work with every K and Kindergarten. An educator for both focused on children with learning disabili-
student to develop skills, self-confidence, adults and children, she has taught adult ties.
and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive education classes, Judaics and a variety of
environment. Positive reinforcement and a enrichment classes for young children. She
low child-to-coach ratio ensure that each has a B.S. in E.C.E from SUNY, New Paltz, FITNESS CENTER
child improves his/her skills through engag- and graduate study at NYU. Roberto Santiago is the Fitness Center
ing warm-ups, drills, and games. Lisa Isadore, supervisor of the two-year old Director. As an arena football player, Roberto
and Day Care programs, has 20 years of learned techniques in strength training,
experience with children of all ages, most speed and agility and nutrition that he
CHILDREN’S recently with preschool aged children- shares with JCC members. He joined the
DEPARTMENT infants to 5 years old. She has a Bachelors Wellness Center in 2000, became
degree in Elementary Education. She also Wellness/Athletic Coordinator, where he
Mary Ann Mastrangelo (Mrs. M) has exten- has a Masters of Education in Curriculum supervised children’s athletic programming,
sive background in teaching fine arts and and Instruction, with a focus on Early and later became the Center’s Associate
ceramics to children. She has been with the Childhood Growth and Development, both Director. He studied mathematics at New
Children’s Department for 20 years. from Florida Atlantic University. Lisa has Jersey University and graduated with a
Michael Preston studied at Columbus previously been the Director of Camping degree in Liberal Arts.
College of Art and Design and Caldwell Youth & Family Services at the Boynton/ Roberto Gonzalez, Assistant Director of the
College. He has exhibited at the Vincent Lake Worth JCC in Boynton Beach, Florida. Fitness Center and Youth Fitness
Viseglia Art Gallery Alumni Exhibit, Vicky Nicolich is the owner/director of Coordinator, is known for formidable work-
Caldwell College, NJ and the Art Center of Kidclicks, LLC Computer Classes for Kids. out routines, innovative strength and condi-
Northern New Jersey. She graduated from Montclair State tioning training and inventive speed and
University with a Bachelor’s degree in agility instruction. He truly represents the
Business Education and is a NJ Certified best in personal training here at the JCC. He
EARLY CHILDHOOD Teacher. She holds s NJ teaching certificates oversees the Fitness Center operations and
Monique Banks & Cori Chertoff: in Business Education, including keyboard- formulates new programming for the Youth
Monique has a BA from Bucknell University ing and computer applications. In addition, Fitness Center. He holds a degree in Exercise
and has designed and facilitated programs Vicky has completed coursework in Early Science from Rutgers University.
for children for the past 15 years. Cori Childhood and Elementary Education and is
Chertoff has a masters degree in education a certified Imagine Tomorrow® teacher.
and psychology and extensive experience in Randi Peters has developed age-appropriate
child development. Together, they estab- classes in clay and art for three-year-olds. All Instructors are CPR Certified.
lished Dream Jam World, a children’s pro- She now holds NJ CDA certification.
gram and entertainment company. The Barbara Marrott, Director of Group
Dream Jam Book Club is being offered at Debbie Prince has been a teacher of the 2’s Exercise, is AFAA certified and has been
satellite locations including several JCC's. and Pre K at the JCC for 9 years and is now teaching for 25 years. She is a published
the 3’s program supervisor. Debbie taught author, was a fitness expert on TV segments,
Helen Downey, assistant teacher in our Jump into Judaics for two years at the J and has been a guest instructor at Canyon Ranch
nursery school, has an Associate’s Degree taught Hebrew school for 16 years, includ- and participated in numerous triathlons and
and CDA certification. She teaches a variety ing adult education and family workshops. marathons including The Boston Marathon.
of classes including D is For Dinosaur, She has a BS degree in Education from She has been a personal trainer for 18 years.
Kitchen Science, Little Wizards and Math in William Paterson University, NJ.
Motion. Annette Scala is an ACE Certified Group
Sharon Rossi, a certified teacher in our Exercise instructor. She has over 20 years
Felicia Glantz, Director of Early Childhood nursery school program, offers classes in experience in the fitness field and has been
programs at the JCC for the last ten years, Edible Art, Mushy Gushy and Fun for all teaching at the Kaplen JCC for the past 17
has been an Early Childhood educator in Seasons. years. Her classes include all levels including
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step, aerobic and sculpting classes. Degree from CUNY Queens College and a JUDAIC DEPARTMENT
Noa Beladev is a physical therapist with 15 Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy
from SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She Lucille Foster is a certified Braillist, who
years of expertise in helping people solve
has been practicing Physical Therapy for 20 also enjoys studying the Japanese language.
and prevent problems in the neck and upper
years. She obtained a Personal Trainer certi- She is a devoted, life-long student of the
and lower back, and all the peripheral joints
fication from ACE 4 years ago and a Hebrew language. She has taught Hebrew
in the body. She stresses correct form and
Kickboxing certification 3 years ago. reading classes for many years and has been
posture, from the feet to the knees, as well as
Dorothy specializes in Orthopaedics/Sports a member of the JCC since its inception.
stomach, back, shoulders and neck.
Medicine and Neurological Disorders. Dr. Jonathan Golden has his Ph.D. in
Ofira Mor, Medical Coordinator, is an
Sara Farshadfar became dedicated to the Anthropology from the University of
Occupational Therapist and a registered and
art of belly dancing through her Persian Pennsylvania, and his B.A. from Brandeis
licensed ACSM Health/Fitness Instructor.
Jewish Culture. She has been teaching and University. He was just named Associate
She received her Bachelors in OT from
entertaining for over 8 years. Director of the Center for the Study of
Hebrew University and worked for seven
Religion, Culture and Conflict at Drew
years in a rehabilitation center at Hadassah Jenn Shermon started as a spin enthusiast.
University. Jonathan is an Assistant Professor
Hospital as a senior therapist. It wasn’t long after that when she thought
in the Anthropology department at Drew
Neta Torfstein, certified by BASI Pilates, she should teach it herself and became certi-
University in Madison, New Jersey. A Middle
teaching Pilates equipment and mat for 8 fied as a spin instructor. She has been teach-
East specialist, he has been teachings under-
years, was a studio manager for 3 years,and ing for 2 years.
graduate and graduate courses at Drew
taught an instructor course. Neta holds a Michael Mariotti is an interior decorator University in the Middle East Studies and
B.A in dance and movement. with a love for outdoor riding and spinning. Anthropology departments, as well as at
Barbara Finnerty, a group exercise instruc- He is a certified spin instructor. His love of Farleigh Dickinson University. At both
tor, is an AFAA personal trainer and holds music and creativity will guide you on a schools Golden has offered a range of cours-
AFAA Aerobics. most unusual ride! es including “Terrorism and the Middle East:
Elizabeth Greene is certified in Integral Jen Semon is an RN by trade but has an Cultural Perspectives.” Professor Golden has
Yoga, Chankra Yoga and holds a National extensive dance background. She is a certi- published a number of articles on both the
Certification with the Yoga Alliance. She also fied ZUMBA teacher that will be sure to get ancient and modern Middle East and his
has trained in Ancient Ayurvedic Hatha Yoga you moving. first book entitled Ancient Canaan and Israel:
and Restorative Yoga. Michal Melumad has over fifteen years New Perspectives came out in late 2004.
Kimini Greene is a IFA certificated fitness experience as an aerobic instructor, personal Rabbi Shmuel Goldin has served as spiritu-
trainer with over 6 years in the fitness indus- trainer and a swim instructor. She holds a al leader of Congregation Ahavath Torah in
try. bachelor degree in Physical Education and Englewood, New Jersey, since 1984. He
several certifications, including group earned a B.S. in Psychology, a M.A. in Jewish
Mark Hardaway is a AFAA Certified instructor certification, personal trainer cer- Education and Rabbinic Ordination from
Personal Trainer and a AFAA certified group tification and swimming instructor certifica- Yeshiva University (YU), where he currently
fitness instructor with 10 years experience in tion. While serving in the Israeli Army she serves as an instructor of Bible and
the fitness industry. was a Krav Maga (self defense) instructor. Philosophy. He serves on the Executive
Alicja Lada currently holds AFAA, AAAI, She has performed on a daily Fitness TV Committee of the Rabbinical Council of
and ISMA certifications and has 12 years program in Israel and in an aerobic workout America, is a member of the Rabbinic
experience in the fitness field. video cassette with Gilad Janklowich, one of Cabinets of both U.J.A. and Israel Bonds,
Margaret Lesser is a yogi with 22 years of the world’s best recognized fitness personal- and is a charter member of the Rabbinic
experience. Stress reduction, pain manage- ities. Alumni Cabinet of YU. A noted author and
ment and body realignment are a large part Ralph Pantuso received his spinning certifi- recipient of numerous awards, Rabbi Goldin
of her focus and approach. cation back in 2000 when spinning was first is an articulate spokesman enthusiastically
introduced to the East Coast. He has taught received by traditional and non-traditional
Karen Ouriel is an ACE certified instructor
and continues to teach spinning throughout Jews alike.
and a certified spinning instructor with over
nine years experience in the fitness field. the Bergen county area. Ralph combines his Rabbi Herschel Grossman received rab-
life long love of outdoor bicycling with his binic ordination from the Yeshiva of Far
Catherine Walsh has been teaching fitness
extensive musical knowledge to create spin- Rockaway in 1983. He has taught Talmudic
classes and personal training for over 9
ning classes that are intensely challenging studies for the past 25 years and is the
years. She is certified as a Personal Trainer
but always fun and enjoyable. founder and principal of Yeshivas Ohr Yosef,
and holds certification in teaching Yoga,
Blanca Grinkovitch has been teaching for a Yeshiva high school in Tenafly. He has
Spinning, Body Sculpting, Step Aerobics,
over 15 years. Her classes include SPIN, taught both men and women, first at Yeshiva
Nutrition, and Mat Pilates.
Step and BOSU. She is an accomplished University of Los Angeles, at Yeshiva Ner
Donna Koles is an ACE certified instructor Yaakov in Jerusalem, and as the principal of
runner both short and long distance. She
who has been teaching at the JCC for over Hanna Sacks Bais Yaakov High School of
qualified and ran the Boston Marathon and
12 years. Donna is also certified in Step, Chicago. Rabbi Grossman has published
has competed in triathlons. She is an avid
Spin and Body Pump. numerous articles on educational issues
outdoor cyclist and most recently competed
Dorothy Henick has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in a body building competition. affecting youth, and is a passionate educator
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who uplifts and inspires. Solomon Schechter School) where she was Vienna, Paris and Madrid. She has taught
Rabbi Reuven Kimelman is a professor of the Assistant Principal in charge of Hebrew voice, musical theater and tap in Vienna,
classical rabbinic literature at Brandeis Studies. Tarrytown, Nyack and NYC for more than a
University. He has also taught at the decade and has an excellent track record get-
University of Toronto, Amherst College, Mt. ting her students into Broadway and Off-
Holyoke, Smith, Trinity, and Williams
KAPLEN ADULT REACH Broadway shows, film, and TV.
Colleges as well as at the Jewish Theological CENTER Glenn Gordon is a graduate of Berklee
Seminary and the Hebrew University in (SENIOR ADULT DEPT.) College of Music with Masters Studies at the
Jerusalem. In addition, he served as scholar- Manhattan School of Music and Julliard. He
in-residence of the National Jewish Vivian Green Korner, Director, holds a BS was Music Director/pianist for many NYC
Community Centers Association. Rabbi in Psychology and a masters in movement shows including Forbidden Broadway, the
Kimelman is the author of the Hebrew work, therapy from New York University. Before long running off-Broadway hit and pianist
The Mystical Meaning of ‘Lekhah Dodi’ and joining the JCC, she headed a large depart- for I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change. He
‘Kabbalat Shabbat’, and three audio books, ment of activity therapists at a municipal is also an accomplished composer and wrote
two on The Moral Meaning of the Bible - the hospital in New York City. the score for It’s Me the Superhero at
What, How, and Why of Biblical Ethics, and Lauren Glubo, program assistant, is a senior BergenPAC. He has been actively involved in
one on The Hidden Poetry of the Jewish recreational therapist. Lauren is state certi- vocal coaching for many of our students.
Prayerbook: the What, How, and Why of Jewish fied by Montclair State College as a recre- Mary Illes: Mary is a professional singer and
Liturgy. ational leader and also holds an associate's actor with Broadway credits that include
Rabbi Dr. Eugene Korn is American degree in occupational therapy. Marian Paroo in The Music Man and Marie in
Director of the Center for Jewish-Christian Robbie Wedeen, music specialist, is a folk The Scarlet Pimpernel, as well as featured
Understanding in Israel and professor of singer/songwriter/poet, who graduated from roles regionally, off Broadway, in concert at
Jewish Thought. He started the Melton Mini Radcliff College and pursued graduate stud- City Center Encores! and with numerous
School of Adult Jewish Studies at the JCC on ies in English Literature and Education at orchestras around the country. Inter-nation-
the Palisades in 1989. Columbia University. She specializes in pro- ally she has played the Gumbie Cat and
Rabbi Adina Lewittes was ordained by the grams for seniors in libraries, senior resi- Griddlebone in Cats in Paris and Vienna and
Jewish Theological Seminary of America dences and health care facilities. was a soloist with the Vienna Theater
where she served as the first female Assistant Maria Gonzales is a recreation assistant Orchestra in Bernstein on Broadway. She has
Dean of the Rabbinical School. She has with expertise in long-term dementia care a BFA in Music/Theater from Ohio State
founded and led synagogues, teaches in a and promoting health via exercise and men- University and lectures at Lincoln Center’s
variety of adult education programs, and tal fitness. Meet the Artist program for visiting school
leads Sha’a, theTenafly Chavurah. groups interested in Musical Theater. She is
currently on leave, performing in Phantom
Professor Mordecai Paldiel currently
teaches the Holocaust and Modern
PERFORMING ARTS on Broadway.
European History, at Stern College, City DRAMA Mariana Karpatova came to the US in 1991
College, Touro College and Drew University. for a singing competition, in which she won
Jacqueline Byrne graduated Summa Cum second prize. She graduated from Julliard
Born in Antwerp, Belgium, his family Laude from Ramapo College in Theater. She
escaped the Nazis. From 1982 to 2007 he and won the Gerda Lissener and the Sullivan
has been Head Teacher/Head Counselor at Foundation Awards, as well as first prize in
headed the Righteous Among the Nations Barnert Temple Pre-School and Summer
Department at Yad Vashem. This unit deals many local and international competitions.
Camp for pre-school through age six. Her She received an excellent review in the NY
with honoring non-Jews who risked their training in Performing Arts includes
lives to save Jews from the Nazis and their Times for her featured role in Falstaff in the
Clowning, Comedy and Improv Theater. 2009 Main Stage Opera at Julliard.
collaborators during the Holocaust. To-date, She has been featured in many classical and
close to 22,000 men and women, represent- contemporary roles in Manhattan and area Ann McGavin has studied at very presti-
ing many countries and different walks of theaters gious conservatories in Great Britain, where
life, were awarded the Righteous title. she gained a brilliant and extensive back-
Harold Chapler has a BA from Oberlin and ground in speech and theater. She has been
Laurette Sasson, a high school teacher in an MA from Cornell in dramatic literature.
Israel for 10 years, has been an assistant in the US for most of her adult life and has a
He also graduated from the Army Language talent for teaching standard American to stu-
teacher in the JCC nursery school for an School. His comedy Love Your Crooked
additional 10. A member of the JCC since its dents with a variety of regional or foreign
Neighbor was produced at the Cherry Lane accents. She also teaches accents from the
creation in Tenafly, she has taught Hebrew Theater in NYC and his plays Land of Dreams
Reading for many years. British Isles.
and Diamonds and Lovers were presented at
Etia Segall has taught Hebrew for the Judaic the JCC in 1997-98. Gulnara Mitzanova has her MM from the
department since 2001. She is a seventh Moscow Conservatory and Julliard School.
Amelia DeMayo starred as Grizabella, She’s a vocal instructor and choir master for
generation Sabra who taught in the Reali Gumbie, Griddlebone and Jelly Lorum in
School in Israel. In Brooklyn, Etia taught in the JCC of Westchester, Brooklyn Youth
the international company of Cats. She has Choir and Brandenburg Opera.
the Shulamith Day School, and then the played leads in The Barber of Seville, The
Rabbi Harry Halpern Day School (a Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni in
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Anne Pasquale has a B.F from NYU and Hondo Weiss-Richmond is a talented actor WKYS hosted People’s Expo in both
University of Rhode Island. She has been and director. He has directed such produc- Washington D.C and Baltimore and danced
featured in many NYC shows including tions as In Search of Justice, The Lover, Death: with such greats as Debbie Allen and Savion
Selina in Loose Ends and Catherine in A View A Play among others and spent the summer Glover. Highlights of her career include
from the Bridge. She has also written and stars of 2008 interviewing and directing at the appearances in the Black Nativity, performed
in interactive shows about inspirational fig- Williamstown Theater Festival. He graduat- for four years with the Washington Wizards
ures from history, including Deborah Samson ed from the prestigious Tisch School of the Dance team, and in February 2007, she per-
and Liberty Belles. Anne has been teaching Arts at New York University. His acting cred- formed with the first-ever NBA All-Star
acting workshops in New York and at its include Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, dance team in Las Vegas. Crystal teaches and
Wolftrap and Strasberg/Accidental Repertory Microcosm, and All in the Timing. Last year he provides choreography for many dance
Theater for many years. garnered great reviews for directing a new schools and programs. Recently, she signed
Jen Ponton has a BA in Theater from play, The Mushroom Pickers at the Gene with Bloc Agency, a dance agency based in
Ramapo College, NJ. She is an acting coach Frankel Theater, Off-Broadway. He recently NYC and LA.
at John Robert Powers and she was theater won a directing fellowship at Playwrites
director at Southwoods Camp in the Horizons.
Adirondacks, where they recently performed
Annie and Guys and Dolls. She has been fea- Linda Berkowitz, Director, IFPA certified
tured off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons
PERFORMING ARTS personal trainer and certified stretching
and The Players Theatre, as well as in sever- DANCE coach with 13 years experience in the fit-
al regional theatres. She is currently part of Allyson Carolan holds a BFA in Music ness field, served as the Wellness Director at
Blue’s Clues Live and is seen on national com- Theater from The Hartt School at the the JCC for 10 years, where she spearhead-
mercials. University of Hartford. She has performed ed three major renovations and developed
Adam Redfield, a Broadway actor for 12 in many theater productions such as Chicago an extensive range of specialty and rehabili-
years, received a Tony Award Nomination (June), Crazy For You (Tess), Urinetown tative programs. She served as Seiden Health
and a Theater World Award. He has (Penny), etc… She is the Dance Director Center director for three years, and now
appeared in two Network TV mini-series, and a Dance Teacher at the JCC, as well as a serves as Director of Wellness Programming.
two featured films, numerous commercials teacher at Wyckoff School of Dance. She has Ofira Mor, Medical Coordinator, is an
and many off-Broadway and regional pro- extensive experience teaching ages 2-adult Occupational Therapist and a registered,
ductions. He is an experienced, extremely in the arts of dance and drama. licensed ACSM Health/Fitness Instructor.
perceptive and talented drama teacher who Caron Eule is a dancer, choreographer, and She received her Bachelors in OT from
has taught at the Calhoun School and the teacher. She received her BFA in Dance from Hebrew University and worked for seven
American Musical & Dramatic Academy. SUNY, Purchase. As the Director of C. Eule years in a rehabilitation center at Hadassah
Deborah Roberts is an Equity actress and Dance, she has presented modern dance and Hospital as a senior therapist.
director. She graduated summa cum laude contemporary ballet at venues all over New Noa Belledev has a BA in Physical Therapy
from Smith College, and trained at Central York, New Jersey, Connecticut and and 15 years experience as a rehab and
School of Speech and Drama, London, with California. She has also choreographed for physical therapist. Her specialties include
Mira Rostova, the Neighborhood Playhouse theater, film, and opera. Based in New York Feldenkrais, Yoga, Pilates & Reflexology. Se
and HB Studios. She has directed at City, Caron also currently teaches ballet and also served as a physical therapist for a pro-
Playwrights Horizons Theater School, the creative movement at Ballet Hispanico fessional soccer team.
John Houseman Studio, Westbeth and School of Dance and Ballroom Dance in Carol Yoon Keegan is a Doctor of Physical
Harold Clurman Theaters in New York City. NYC public schools for American Ballroom Therapy with a BS in Exercise Physiology.
She recently became a member of John Theater. Past teaching jobs include the Lee She is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and
Strasberg’s Accidental Repertory Theater Strasberg Theater Institute, Eliot Feld’s Ballet is a certified Spinning Instructor as well,
Company, NYC. Tech, and Chelsea Day School. with specialties that include manual stretch-
Kristen Schwarz received a Masters in Irish Vera Huff is a dance instructor, director and ing and functional training.
Theater/Film from the University of Dublin, choreographer from Steps on Broadway, one Stacey Faske is a Graduate of the Institute
Trinity College and attended a two year pro- of the finest dance schools in NYC. She leads for Integrative Nutrition and is certified as a
fessional acting program at William Esper workshops in tap, improv and modern Holistic Health Counselor by the American
Studio, NYC. As a teacher and supervisor at dance for leading NY dance companies and Association of Drugless Practitioners She
the Bronx Early Learning Center, her special has directed and choreographed for Walnut also holds a B.A. in marketing
interest is to help students develop creative Street Theater and the Harold Prince Theater
skills through improv, original skits and Carol Rubin is a registered dietitian with a
Workshop. She runs and performs in her
short plays. Master of Medical Science in Clinical
own dance company, Veracity Dance.
Nutrition from Emory University and a
Liliana Sotirova trained in opera in Crystal Aileen Mann is a professional Certificate of Training in Adult Weight
Russia/Bulgaria as a singer and musical dancer and dance teacher. In high school she Management from the American Dietetic
director. She has many successful private was selected for the Dance Theatre of Association. She has worked as a hospital
students in the United States. Harlem residency program for 3 consecutive dietitian and represented nutritional product
years. She was a featured dancer in the 93.9 lines.
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SENIOR DEPARTMENT biographies of two leading American drama- ized in branding and marketing for the
tists: Tennessee Williams: the Man & His Hispanic Market including: BBDO Latin
Debra Turitz, MSW, LCSW is the Director Work and Arthur Miller: Portrait of a America and 1-800-COLLECT En Espanol.
of the Senior Adult Department. She holds a Playwright. He has also published articles Marlene Salomon Ceragno is a certified
BA in Sociology and Judaic Studies from on theatre and film, and is currently com- facilitator of 2young2retire, currently obtai-
Rutgers’s College, Rutgers University; a pleting an essay for publication on ning a bachelor’s degree in Gerontology. She
Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Hollywood’s treatment of the Holocaust. has worked in the Senior Adult Department
Wurzweiler School of Yeshiva University; Prof. Nelson has spoken extensively in the for the past 4 years and previously served in
and a Post Master’s Certification in tri-state area and beyond on American our nursery school for 7 years.
Gerontology from Hunter College. She has Jewish literature, Israeli literature and the lit-
been with the Senior Adult Department erature of the Holocaust, as well as on film, Ann Minoff, DC, RYT, has studied
since 1987. theatre, and current events. He is also a past Kabbalah, part of the ancient mystical tradi-
president of Temple Emanu-el of Closter, NJ, tion of the Jewish people, for more than two
Lisa Robins, Program Developer for the
for whom he has delivered guest sermons. decades. Ms. Minoff graduated from New
Senior Adult Department, holds a B.S. in
He was also a recipient of the Jewish York University with a degree in Philosophy
Journalism from Boston University. She is
Theological Seminary’s Educators Award. and continued her education at the National
also the Director of Camp Dream Street, a
College of Chiropractic in Illinois, where she
summer program for children with cancer Zalmen Mlotek is an internationally recog- received a Doctorate of Chiropractic in
and other blood disorders. nized authority on Yiddish folk and theater 1982.
Helene Schwartz, Program Coordinator for music and a leading figure in the Jewish the-
atre and concert worlds. He trained as a clas- Irwin Graulich has been speaking and writ-
the Senior Adult Department, holds a BS in
sical musician and conductor at Julliard ing about morality, ethics, religion and poli-
Sociology/Social Work and a Master’s in
School of Music, the New England tics since he was 16 years old. He was born
Social Work from Wurzweiler. Before joining
Conservatory of Music, the Tanglewood and raised in Brooklyn, NY, a child of
the JCC, she worked as a medical social
Music Center, Manhattan School of Music Holocaust survivors. He is passionate about
worker at a voluntary hospital in NYC.
and Mannes School of Music. Among his promoting goodness in people, as well as
Susan Charton-Kaplan, CSW-Board of explaining the importance of America's
Social Work of the State of New Jersey, has most notable teachers and mentors was
Leonard Bernstein. Mr. Mlotek also studied founding Judeo-Christian values. He found-
been the Director of the Kaplen JCC OTP ed and established Bloch Graulich Whelan
Center for Older Adults in Teaneck for 24 conducting with Zubin Mehta, James Levine
and other masters. He brought Yiddish- Inc. (BGW) in 1976, quickly becoming a
years. A magna cum laude graduate of leading corporate communications, market-
Marymount College, Manhattan, with a BA Klezmer music to Broadway and off-
Broadway stages as a co-creator, music direc- ing and branding company that has served
degree, she received her Master’s in Fortune 1000 companies and smaller
Psychology from City College of New York. tor, and conductor. He is the Executive
Director of The National Yiddish Theater- Nasdaq corporations worldwide.
Susan holds a post-graduate certification in
Folksbiene, America's only Yiddish theater, Rabbi Gary Katz studied and was ordained
Gerontology from Rutgers and is the recipi-
and the Director of Arts Programming at the in Israel and over the course of his career he
ent of a Certificate of Commendation from
Center for Cultural Jewish Life of the has worked in Jewish education at Jewish
the County of Bergen.
Workmen's Circle, and is the conductor of Day Schools and Synagogues with children
Dave Kronick, BS, MBA, New York the New Yiddish Chorale. Mr. Mlotek has and adults.
University, major-management. Division presented master classes in Yiddish art
Director for Motion Pictures, Visual songs, folk, and theater music, and taught at
Products and Advertising at Agfa Gevaert. Columbia University, Yeshiva University, the COMPUTER LEARNING
Former New Jersey Assemblyman for 32nd Jewish Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union CENTER
AD 1988-1994. Currently President of College, the University of California at
Dynamics Group, a printing and advertising Bob Haines worked as a hardware/software
Berkeley, and Bar Ilan University.
specialty company. Commander of JWV engineer, communications engineer and sys-
Post 76, Sierra Club, committee co-chair. Edith Sobel earned a Masters of Arts Degree tems designer for over 30 years, the last 15
Managing partner of Belkro Realty and in English as an adult. After 18 years as a years for Verizon. Since retiring, he coaches,
Fairvue Associates. Founder of North full time editor, she has parlayed her experi- teaches seniors, and helps keep computers
Hudson Interfaith Friendship Council ence into a career as a literary critic and edu- functioning properly. He enjoys showing
Member of the Hudson County Interfaith cator. seniors how computers can help them in
Committee Debbie Fox is a licensed clinical social everyday life – and find free stuff on the
worker for Jewish Family Service located in Internet!
Benjamin Nelson received both his B.A.
(magna cum laude) and his M.F from .A. Teaneck, New Jersey. Raymond Kaplan worked as an Aerospace
Columbia University and took additional Sara Levinson grew up in South America Engineering Program Director, and now
graduate courses at NYU. He is Professor of where Spanish was her first language. She enjoys volunteering for SeniorNet as a coach
English and Comparative Literature at reads and writes fluently in Spanish. Sara and instructor. He currently is the instruc-
Fairleigh Dickinson University, from which has a Bachelor's degree from the University tor for eBay.
he received the Distinguished Faculty Award of Colorado where she was a Communica- Mark Levin spent 40 years in the oil indus-
for Teaching. He is the author of critical tions Major. She worked for many years in try, including 20 years as a technical and
Advertising. While in that field she special-
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marketing executive for Shell Oil. After retir- Center. She works for the South Bergen Deirdre McGowan instructs Your Personal
ing, he developed an interest in computers Jointure Commission. Best, and is a head teacher for the On Our
and after honing his skills at SeniorNet, he Lynn DeCeglie is head teacher for Sunday Own Summer Program and Camp Haverim.
became a coach and later an instructor. Funday. She has been a nursery school for She graduated from William Paterson in
Dave Mozur: After 50 years as a consulting over 25 years as well as a Special Education Elementary Education and is pursuing her
engineer, Dave retired and joined his wife tutor and after school instructor. Masters in Special Education.
Mona at SeniorNet, where he discovered the Maria Engel manages the JCC Adult Day Stanley Montalvo has his BA in Psychology
electronic spreadsheet and became the Excel Program, serves as a head teacher for the ON from Rutgers’ University and presently leads
maven in the 400 person consulting firm in OUR OWN Summer Program, supervises Sports-o-Rama, On Our Own Swim, and
which he was a partner. His interest in dig- the department’s monthly dances and is a Adult Fitness Training. He is also the co-
ital photography led him to coach the digital cooking instructor. She is an experienced leader for the Fun Spot and serves on staff
imaging and photo album courses at the EMT, spent 10 years in the Ridgefield school for Project PALS, Specially for You and
JCC. He has also helped to develop the File system and was a program manager at the Camp Haverim. He is currently employed
Management course which he teaches. Broadway Medical Center in Fair Lawn. She by The Tri Valley Program in Bergenfield and
Mona Mozur: After retiring as a medical currently works as a habilitation therapist. does independent respite work.
office manager, Mona enrolled in SeniorNet Jacki Froman received a M.A. in Music Susan Polin coordinates LIFE Group I. She
classes and later became a coach and Therapy from New York University. She has a Masters in Special Education from the
instructor for beginners classes. went on to earn a Masters degree in Social College of New Rochelle and in Guidance
George Vislocky, a 39 year veteran of IBM, Work from Fordham University. In addition from Long Island University. Susan was a
he has been a coach and instructor for to our Sunday programs, On Our Own guidance counselor at Christopher
SeniorNet since 1995 and has extensive Summer Program and Camp Haverim, Jacki Columbus High School in the Bronx until
background in computer science. He intro- works full-time as a licensed Clinical Social her retirement in June 2009.
duces students to a variety of computer skills Worker in New Jersey. Kaoru Robbins, MA, CMT, NRMT, is our
and is the coordinator for the equipment in Faye Katz-Graye is the LIFE Group II music therapist. She was the first Japanese
the SeniorNet Learning Center. Coordinator. She is presently a classroom music therapist to graduate from the NYU
Murray Weiss has been a SeniorNet instruc- assistant for the JCC Therapeutic Nursery Music Therapy program and has advanced
tor since 1996. He has an impressive back- and is the art instructor for the On Our Own certification training at the Nordoff- Robbins
ground as the president of a manufacturers’ Summer Program. Center for Music Therapy. She presents her
representative sales agency in the house work internationally and is the Nordoff-
Bruce Graye is a co-leader for the Fun Spot Robbins Center’s coordinator of Japanese-
ware industry. Technical-minded with a real social group. He has his degree is Speech
feel for computers, Murray has opened a American communication. She gives private
Pathology and volunteers with students at music therapy classes at the Thurnauer
new world to over 700 students. His enthu- the JCC with special needs.
siasm for digital photography helps to make School of Music and group classes for
his Digital Photo Imaging classes very popu- Laurel Gruenwald teaches Creative teens/adults through the Guttenberg Center
lar. Movement. She is a dance therapist who for Special Services.
received her training at NYU and has taught Mike Shepper, karate instructor, has a BBA
movement to children at numerous places, in finance from Baruch College and an MBA
GUTTENBERG CENTER including ten years at the Ridgefield Board of from St. John’s University. He is a 2nd
Education Special Education programs.
FOR SPECIAL SERVICES degree Black Belt in Tora Dojo.
Shelley Levy, Director of the Guttenberg Teresa Stahl is the Guttenberg Center for
Debbie Becker is our Sunday and Project Center for Special Services, is a lifelong
PALS cooking teacher and assistant for Special Services Program Development
Special Educator with a wide range of pro- Assistant. She has a Masters in Public
Project PALS, Camp Haverim and Vacation fessional experience in the New York City
Programs. Debbie is a certified teacher’s Health, has run several programs in NYC,
Department of Education. She is also an and worked at the NIPD Residence in
assistant for the Ridgefield Board of adjunct instructor at several colleges and
Education. Teaneck. She oversees a variety of programs
universities in the New York/Northern New in the Guttenberg Center including the
Janet Bush is head teacher for Sunday Jersey area. Shelley is a graduate of Hunter Adult Day Program, Real Life Choices,
Funday Program, a head teacher for Camp College of the City University of New York Special People-Special Games and the
Haverim, and the new instructor for the with both a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Special Talents Art Show.
Project Cares training program. She is a cer- Master of Science in Education of the Deaf,
tified Special Education teacher in the Hard of Hearing and Communication Kathy Lee Troisi is leader for Project PALS
Ridgefield school system. Disorders. and works as a head teacher for Sunday
Funday and Camp Haverim. She is an assis-
Barbara Catherina, leader for Club JCC and Colleen Lofaro, Program Supervisor and tant for the Ridgefield Learning Center.
a Camp Haverim head teacher, is a graduate Camp Haverim Coordinator, has been a
of Ramapo College with a degree in psychol- head teacher for Sunday Funday and is a Peter Vitale instructs the Transitions-On
ogy and social work. She has worked for certified teacher’s assistant for the Ridgefield Our Own Sunday Program and is a head
Woodbridge State School, Passaic Adult Board of Education. teacher for Camp Haverim. He is currently
Activity Center and the Ridgefield Learning employed by the Passaic Board of Education
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Jean Warshaw, LDTC, is our yoga instructor Early Childhood staff as a teacher’s assistant, THURNAUER SCHOOL
with specialized training and a certificate in and has served on the special services com-
Sivananda Yoga. She is also certified in spe- mittee as well as teaching art for the Special OF MUSIC
cial education. Services Department’s On Our Own pro- Dorothy Kaplan Roffman, Founding
gram. Director, Violin, M.A., Musicology,
Lois Mendelson, Ph.D., Director of the Columbia University; B.A., University of
TEEN DEPARTMENT Therapeutic Nursery, holds a Bachelors Rochester and the Eastman School of Music.
Judith Davidsohn Nahary is the Director of degree from Barnard College, a Masters Violin studies with Christine Dethier,
Youth Services at the JCC. She oversees all degree from Columbia University, and a Raphael Bronstein, and Ivan Galamian.
programming from Kindergarten through Masters and PhD from NYU. Lois also com- Suzuki pedagogical studies with Shinichi
College in after school, summer and educa- pleted a five year training program in child Suzuki in U.S. and Japan. Founder and
tional programming. Judith graduated from and adolescent studies at the Institute for Director, JCC Thurnauer School of Music.
Touro College with a B.S in Psychology, Child, Adolescent and Family Studies Former member, American Symphony
Advertising and Communications. (ICAFS), New York, NY and now is a mem- Orchestra, under Leopold Stokowski.
ber of their faculty. She also has a private Participant, with JCC Thurnauer students,
Sara Lewis is the Teen Services Director at
practice in Riverdale, NY. in Itzhak Perlman: Fiddling for the Future,
the JCC. She oversees social, community
as seen on PBS and WNET/Channel 13.
service, and educational teen programming Anita Miller joined the Therapeutic
Students have performed on Wonderama
for grades 6-12. Sara also serves as Director Nursery as a special education teacher and
and Sesame Street, at numerous Suzuki
of Teen Adventures and JCC Maccabi Games later became an Occupational Therapist and
workshops, and at Merkin Hall, Lincoln
and ArtsFest delegation head. She is a grad- program coordinator. In January 2009, she
Center, and Carnegie Hall. Faculty member,
uate of Rutgers University with a Bachelors was promoted to Assistant Director. She
Manhattan School of Music- Pre-College
degree in Jewish Studies. received a BS in Education from Illinois State
Division, 1977-present. Former faculty
Janet Bush is head teacher for Sunday University, a BA in Health Science and a
member, State University of New York at
Funday II and a teacher for Camp Haverim. Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy
Stony Brook. Founder of Suzuki programs at
She is the instructor for the Project Cares from Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry NY. Anita
Harlem School for the Arts, Lighthouse
program, a babysitting training class that also has a private pediatric occupational
School of Music, and Manhattan School of
teaches teens to work with children with therapy practice.
Music. American String Teachers
special needs. She is a certified Special Brooke Mizrahi joined the Therapeutic Association, NJ Chapter 2007 Distinguished
Education teacher in the Ridgefield school Nursery as a Speech Language Pathologist. Service Award for outstanding contributions
system. She earned a BA from the University of to the cause of string education in New
Florida and a MA in Speech Language Jersey.
Pathology and Audiology from New York
THERAPEUTIC NURSERY University. Prior to joining the Therapeutic
Michael Reingold, Assistant Director,
French Horn, Musicianship, Music
Lisa Bernholz-Balsam is an ASHA certified, Nursery staff, Brook worked as a Teacher of
Appreciation. M.M., SUNY Stony Brook;
state-licensed speech and language patholo- Speech Improvement for the NYC
B.A., Stanford University. Additional
gist and audiologist, specializing in the treat- Department of Education.
Studies, Indiana University School of Music.
ment of pediatric speech and language disor- Michelle H. Roth is a part-time French Horn studies with Betty Levine,
ders. She earned her M.S. at the City Occupational Therapist. She earned a BA Forrest Standley, David Krehbiel, and
University of New York, Brooklyn College, from the University of Michigan and a William Purvis. Orchestral and chamber
and has been with the JCC since 1998. She Masters in Science in Occupational Therapy music performances in U.S., Asia, England,
also has a private practice in Englewood. from Columbia University. Prior to joining and Israel. Guest member, Kibbutz Chamber
Lisa A. Corner has been a Special the staff, Michelle worked in Manhattan at Orchestra, Israel. Member, New Amsterdam
Education Teacher at the Therapeutic several special education schools and early Symphony Orchestra, NY. Former Staff,
Nursery since 2004. Prior to joining the JCC intervention centers. Kinhaven Music Camp, Weston, Vermont.
she was a teacher for the Autistic Program at Lisa Sternbach, MSW, LCSW, graduated Producer, NYC House Concerts. Advisor,
the South Bergen Jointure Commission. She from Fordham University Graduate School Musicians from Marlboro, Fabbri Chamber
earned her B.A. from Montclair State of Social Services. She has been a Parenting Concerts, and Music Mondays.
University of NJ and her Special Education Center facilitator for 18 years and JCC Jacqueline Sideman Guttman, Develop-
Teaching Certification through Felician Parenting Center Coordinator for the last ment Director, M.S. Arts Admin., New York
College of NJ. five. She also is a staff member of the JCC University; M.A. Mus. Ed., NYU; B.S. Mus.
Faye Katz-Graye has a BFA from Syracuse Therapeutic Nursery and has a private prac- Ed., SUNY Potsdam. Consultant in arts
University College of Visual and Performing tice in Cresskill. administration and education. Former
Arts, and is a teacher’s assistant at the Natalie Villoslada joined the Therapeutic Director of Performing Arts, Wave Hill,
Therapeutic Nursery. Faye also is a Getaway Nursery as a special education teacher. She Bronx, NY. Former flutist and music teacher,
Group II leader in the Special Services graduated from the University of Delaware privately and in public schools. Choir direc-
Department. Faye started at the JCC as an art with a degree in Early Childhood tor, Temple Emeth, Teaneck, NJ. Former fac-
specialist with Camp Dream Street and then Development and Special Education. ulty member (arts marketing), NYU
as program coordinator. She later joined the Performing Arts Administration program.
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Co-author, ARThematics: Integrated Projects Lester Vrtiak, Partnership Coordinator, Leslie Jones, Administrative Assistant,
in Math, Art and Beyond; author, Partners in Lester Leo Vrtiak received a B.M. with a con- Former office manager and membership
Excellence: a Guide to Arts Education centration in Theory and Composition and a services coordinator, National Guild of
Partnerships. Minor in French from the John J. Cali School Community Schools of the Arts. Listener for
Jessica Johnson, Communications of Music, part of Montclair State Univerity in test pressings, Classic Records. Script super-
Manager, D.M.A., University of Wisconsin Upper Montclair, NJ. He has studied compo- visor/Continuity and production coordina-
Madison; M.M. and Performer’s Certificate, sition with Scott Richards and participated tor for independent film productions.
Eastman School of Music; B.F University in masterclasses with Fred Cohen and Freelance flutist; performed with communi-
of Michigan. Studies with Leone Buyse, Robert Aldridge. He has written music for ty wind ensembles and orchestras; per-
Bonita Boyd, and Stephanie Jutt. Founding solo piano, chamber ensembles, vocal and formed and recorded with pop bands. Choir
member and former flutist of Alarm Will dance in classical and pop styles. He also member, First Presbyterian Church,
Sound, a new music ensemble called “the writes original lyrics to his vocal music. His Englewood, NJ.
future of classical music” by the New York works have been featured in MSU's Theatre .A.,
Daniel Jatovsky, Bookkeeper, M.F Film,
Times. Recordings for Nonesuch, and Dance department showcase, Dance New York University; B.A., Comm-unica-
Cantaloupe, Equilibrium, Oo discs. College 2008 as well as various John J. Cali tions, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Artist/educator for New Performing Arts, School of Music productions, including the Piano and flute studies, Manhattan School of
Young Audiences; former faculty Edgewood 2008 Kaleidoscope concert in Kasser Music Pre-College Division. Office manager,
College, Messiah College. Theater. Lester accepted the award of 2008 David Gordon Productions. Representative,
Outstanding Composer of the John J. Cali Primerica Financial Services.
Mimoza Necaj, Registrar, B.S., Political School of Music. Lester recently participated
Economics Sciences and Journalism, in a joint production with the New Jersey
University of Tirana, Albania. Former pro- Symphony Orchestra and the Montclair The JCC Thurnauer School of Music is proud
fessor of Political Economics, University of State Univeristy Chorale in a performance of of its more than 60 highly-trained, dedicated
Tirana, Albania. Former journalist, Orff's Carmina Burana. He works at the and experienced faculty members teaching
Department of Foreign Languages, Radio Montclair State University Preparatory orchestral instruments, voice, ensembles, and
Tirana. Former member, Albanian Mission Center for Music as well as the JCC classes. Our faculty members have trained at
to UN. Former case manager for Kosovo Thurnauer School of Music. www.vrtiakmu- the finest conservatories such as Juilliard and
refugees at the New York Association for sic.com Manhattan School of Music, and can be heard
New Americans. in performances throughout the New York area
and on recordings. For a detailed list of our
faculty, see www.jccotp.org/thurnauer.
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MEMBERSHIP STAFF PRO-RATED INFORMATION FOR NEW MEMBERS
Annual dues are for the calendar year from September 1 through
ext. 1444 Robbie Fried, Membership Director August 31. After October 31 each year membership dues will be pro-
ext. 1443 Esta Frankel, Associate Membership Director rated accordingly for new members only. There are no refunds.
ext. 1446 Samantha Kantor, Customer Service Director
ext. 1448 Brenda Erman, Membership Associate
ext. 1448 Leorah Haberfield, Membership Advisor
ext. 1448 Hagit Persky, Membership Advisor Reciprocity is given to members of out-of-town JCCs and YMHAs, not
ext. 1445 Annette Scala, Membership Advisor including the Washington Township YJCC, the YM/YWHA of North
ext. 1448 Keri Thoren, Membership Advisor Jersey and JCCs and YM/YWHAs in NYC. While traveling in America,
ext. 1442 Bonnie Wilson, Membership Associate most other JCCs will honor your JCC membership, so carry your
membership card when you travel. Reciprocity can be approved only
The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is handicapped accessible. through the membership office.
Members may bring guests while observing the following guidelines:
After closing on Friday nights for Shabbat, the JCC remains closed
until the conclusion of the Shabbat. • Guests must be accompanied by a member host.
• Guests may not use the JCC facilities before noon on Sunday.
Monday-Thursday 5:30 am-10 pm
Fridays* 5:30 am-4 pm (11/6-3/12) 5:30 am-6 pm (3/19-4/23) • Guests may be admitted at all other times, availability permitting.
5:30 am-8 pm (4/30-8/20) • Guests may use the JCC for a maximum of three times a year.
Sunday 7 am-7 pm • Arrangements for an extended-period guest pass for out-of-town-
visitors can be arranged through the Membership Director.
MEMBERSHIP OFFICE HOURS • Guests over 18 years of age must present ID.
For information or an appointment ☎ ext. 1444, 1443 or 1442.
CORPORATE RECREATION PLAN
Monday-Thursday 9 am-8 pm Friday 9 am-5 pm (*see above) Sunday 9 am-5 pm
We provide group memberships to area businesses during work and
non-work hours. A variety of options are available.
Thursday, December 31 New Year’s Eve Center Open 5:30 am-6 pm A JCC FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY
Friday, January 1 New Year’s Day Center Closed
No one is ever denied membership in the Kaplen JCC on the
Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King Day Center Open Palisades because of an inability to pay membership dues or the
Monday, March 29 Erev Passover Center Closes at 5 pm building fund. If you have special circumstances, please call the
Tuesday, March 30 Passover Center Closed Membership Director and request a confidential interview.
Wednesday, March 31 Passover Center Closed
Sunday, April 4 Passover Center Closes at 5 pm LOSS OF PRIVILEGES
Monday, April 5 Passover Center Closed
The JCC reserves the right to cancel membership and/or terminate a
Tuesday, April 6 Passover Center Closed
member’s participation in a program without refund for any reason
Tuesday, May 18 Erev Shavuot Center Closes at 5 pm
including, but not limited to, the following:
Wednesday, May 19 Shavuot Center Closed
• Damage or destruction of JCC property • Theft
Thursday, May 20 Shavuot Center Closed
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day HRC Open 8am-5pm/Center Closed
• Failure to follow proper safety precautions and practices
Friday, July 2 July 4th observed HRC Open 8am-5pm/Center Closed • Inappropriate behavior • Fighting
Sunday, July 4 Independence Day Center Closed • Harassment of other participants, members or staff
• Physical or verbal abuse, or use of profanity
MEMBERSHIP CARDS • Failure to pay membership fees
Stop by the membership office and get a new photo and a new • Failure to follow policies set by the JCC
card. All members above the age of five receive a free, nontransferable
membership card, which must be carried at all times while in the THE KAPLEN JCC ON THE PALISADES IS A PARTICIPATING AGENCY OF THE
JCC. There is a $5 replacement fee for lost cards. JCCA ASSOCIATION
JCC Association is the umbrella organization for the JCC Movement,
GUEST PASSES which includes more than 350 JCCs, YM-YWHAs and camp sites in
General Facilities Pass: $15 Adults, $10 Children ages 2-18 the US and Canada. JCCA offers a wide range of services and
resources and is the only U.S. government accredited agency serving
our Jewish military personnel.
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HOURS OF OPERATION & CLOSING POLICIES LOST OR STOLEN ITEMS.
Locker rooms and gym are open during the building hours listed on INDOOR TRACK
page 94. Members will receive a 15-minute alert prior to closing to Our 16-lap mile indoor track is located above the gym. Running
allow time for locker room use. Members not planning to use the shoes and shirts must be worn at all times. Children under age 6 are
locker rooms may use the facilities until actual closing time. The not allowed on track; children 6 to 8 must be accompanied by an
indoor pool closes 15 minutes earlier than the scheduled closing, so adult.
all swimmers can use the locker rooms before leaving. Pool staff gives
30-minutes notice to allow members to make a leisurely exit.
An annual medical examination is recommended before participating
in any physical activity.
Members may bring two guests per visit for a maximum of 3 times.
Please ensure the guests have identification.
General Facilities Pass: $15 Adults/$10 Children to age 2-18 CONTACTS
HEALTH & RECREATION GENERAL INFORMATION
HEALTH & RECREATION CENTER POLICIES COURTESY DESK/LOCKER ROOMS
• Membership cards are required for enterance. Gym locker and towel rentals. Ext. 1440
• Children 10 and under must be accompanied by a parent.
• Children ages 4 and under can use locker rooms designated for the
opposite sex. A convenient Family Changing Area is available for
children over 4 who are accompanied by a parent of the opposite sex. Roberto Santiago, Director Ext. 1481
Day lockers are available in that area for temporary use. Roberto Gonzalez, Assistant Director Ext. 1476
• 24-hour cancellation is required for all personal training appointments, Personal Training, Benjamin Bergen Youth Fitness Center, speed
private swim lessons and private sports lessons. and agility, teen circuit and personalized exercise programs designed
for youth instruction and adults. See page 73.
• Members must shower before entering the pools and wear a bathing GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES
cap if their hair is longer than shoulder length. Barbara Marrott, Director Ext. 1475
• Only water in plastic containers are allowed in pool areas.
More than 40 classes are available for every fitness level. Enjoy every-
• Shoes cannot be worn on the pool deck. thing from high-paced cardio to gentle yoga and pilates. See page 78,
• Swim diapers must be worn under bathing suits by children who are chart on pages 80-81.
EQUIPMENT & COURT RENTALS
Oumar Soumaré, Director Ext. 1474
• Basketballs and other sports equipment are available for your use and
can be checked or rented at the Courtesy Desk. Just leave your mem- Adult and children’s athletic programs, tennis, soccer, racquetball,
bership card until equipment is returned. Maccabi Games, and Rubin Run. See page 22.
• Tennis court reservations can be made at the Health and Recreation
reception desk up to one week in advance. ☎ ext. 1440. AQUATICS
• Racquetball Courts reservations must be made at the Health and Irina Shevchenko, Director Ext. 1473
Recreation reception desk no more then 3 business days in advance.
Aquatics programs, swim lessons and swim team. See page 19.
LOCKER & TOWEL RENTALS
• Locker Rental $15 per month
Linda Berkowitz, Director Ext. 1479
• Locker and Towel Rental $20 per month
See page 75.
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JCC MEMBERSHIP CONTRIBUTORY MEMBERSHIP
JCC members are entitled to use the indoor/outdoor swimming pools, The JCC is a nonprofit organization which serves the entire community
tennis, gyms, indoor track and state-of- the-art fitness center. Members can and could not provide the vast scope of programs and services it does by
enroll their children in the JCC nursery school, day care, kindergarten, membership dues and program fees alone.
after-school programs, summer camps and year-round sports programs. Contributory members make a significant impact on the Center and the
Membership benefits also include FREE Group Exercise classes (exclud- lives of those in our community by helping the JCC provide scholarships,
ing aquatic classes) and FREE baby-sitting, ages 6 months to 5 years, social service programs, special programs for senior citizens and those
while you are in the building; weekdays, 8:30 am - 12 pm and Sundays, with special needs.
9 am-12 pm.
BENEFACTORS help to provide scholarship and social service
FAMILY programs, program enhancements and expansions, and meet the needs
of a growing and changing marketplace.
Couples, parents and children up to the age of 25 who live at home.
In recognition of the high level of commitment that Benefactors make,
the JCC extends them the following benefits:
SINGLE-PARENT FAMILY • Family membership
Unmarried parent and children up to the age of 25 who live at home. • 2 lockers in the Seiden Wellness Center (Opening January 2010)
• $500 worth of group classes for the family
• Priority registration and two free tickets to all JCC events
INDIVIDUALS (excluding fundraisers)
Individuals ages 31+
PATRONS support scholarship and social service programs. Patrons
are also entitled to priority registration for all classes and two free tick-
YOUNG ADULT ets to all JCC events (excluding fundraisers).
Individuals ages 12 to 30
SUSTAINERS help support scholarship and social service programs.
Couples ages 65 and older
Individuals ages 65 and older
Come See Our NEW Fitness Center
We’ve spent the last few months renovating our facilities, updating our programming and adding more
membership options than ever before. And now, the fitness and wellness centers are ready for you!
BRING YOUR FAMILY AND EXPERIENCE ALL OF THE NEW FACILITIES AND PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES!
• NEW! EXPANDED SADINOFF FITNESS CENTER
• NEW! SEIDEN WELLNESS CENTER
• NEW! THREE GROUP EXERCISE ROOMS
• NEW! 60 FREE GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES PER WEEK
• NEW! FAMILY FRIENDLY LOCKER ROOMS TO ARRANGE FOR A TOUR
AND A FREE GROUP PASS
CONTACT THE MEMBERSHIP
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www.jccotp.org JCC LEADERSHIP 97
Deborah Davis COMMITTEE CHAIRPEOPLE
Steven Epstein ISRAEL CONNECTIONS
Merle Fish ADULTS & SINGLES
Gayle Gerstein Dianne Nashel Avi Sacajiu
Robert S. Greenberg Caryn Sherry
William Guttenberg JEWISH BOOK MONTH
Dr. Bernard Hammer Dr. Martin Levitt Bonnie Notis
Robin Miller Avi A. Lewinson Mindy Lavin BUDGET JUDAIC
PRESIDENT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Jeffrey Levitt Tina Guberman Dr. Jonathan Mangot
Dr. Jonathan Mangot
President Lisa Beth Meisel BUILDING LEGAL & PERSONNEL
Robin Miller Neal Merker JoJo Rubach Howard Lavin
Dianne Nashel MARKETING
Executive Director Bonnie Notis CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
Pearl Seiden Iris Wormser
Avi A. Lewinson, LCSW, ACSW Ann Oster
Susan Penn MEMBERSHIP
Center Officers Martin Perlman CHILDREN’S COMMITTEE David Rosenblatt
Elana Prezant Jeff Levitt
Vice Presidents David Rosenblatt RUBIN RUN
Tina Guberman Dana Runyon COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP Neal Merker
JoJo Rubach Avi Sacajiu James Ackerman Saul Scherl
Pearl Seiden Lori Sackler
Mark Shirvan Caryn Sherry DAY CAMP SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS
Melanie Zingler Benay Taub Nancy G. Brown COMMITTEE
Ira Taub Deborah Schwartz
Treasurer Iris Wormser DEVELOPMENT SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Jodi Scherl Barry Zeller Jodi Scherl Deborah Davis
Secretary Board of Advisors EARLY CHILDHOOD SECURITY SUB-COMMITTEE
Michael Kollender Andrew Adelson Elle Rubach Phil Agranoff
Board of Trustees Ilene Fish ENDOWMENT COMMITTEE SENIOR ADULT ADVISORY
Eleanor Epstein, Chair Wilson Kaplen Edward A. Grossmann Susan Penn
Murray Beer William Lippman
Martin Bernstein Mark Metzger EXECUTIVE SPECIAL EVENTS
Nancy I. Brown Patricia Rosen Robin Miller Dana Runyon
Ned Feldman Inge Trachtenberg
Ira Fish Charles Wayte LEADERSHIP DEVEOPMENT SPECIAL SERVICES
Dr. Sandra Gold Mark Shirvan Benay Taub
Seymour Graye HONORARY Board MEMBEr
Edward A. Grossmann Congressman Steven R. Rothman HEALTH AND RECREATION STRATEGIC VISION PLAN
Dr. Saul Hoffman Lisa Beth Meisel Mindy Lavin
Charles Klatskin Executive Director Emeritus TECHNOLOGY SUB-COMMITTEE
Richard Kurtz George Hantgan HOMELESS SHELTER Sam Blumenstyk
Dr. Martin S. Levitt Elise Wool
Myron Rosner Past Presidents TEEN COMMITTEE
Philip Rothman * George Feinberg 1947-48 HOUSE Judy Herrmann
Daniel Rubin * Max Grobow 1948-49 Robert S. Greenberg
Sy Sadinoff * Benjamin Casser 1949-58 THERAPEUTIC NURSERY
Abe Schlussel * Eugene Jacobson 1958-59 Rebecca Ackerman
Sidney Schonfeld Ned Feldman 1959-62
Norman Seiden * Arthur Fisher 1962-66
Stanley Shirvan * Leonard Rubin 1966-70
Henry Taub * Al Feltman 1970-74
Ruth Warshauer * James Grossmann 1974
Bernard Weinflash Ira Fish 1974-76
Eleanor Epstein 1976-80
Board of Directors Henry Taub 1980-84
James Ackerman Charles Klatskin 1984-88
Dana Adler Dr. Sandra Gold 1988-92
Eric Aroesty Dr. Martin S. Levitt 1992-96
Angelica Berrie Edward A. Grossmann 1996-00
Sam Blumenstyk Nancy I. Brown 2000-04
Michael Blumenthal Daniel Rubin 2004-07
Nancy G. Brown
Howard Charish * deceased
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GIFT OPPORTUNITIES ENDOWMENT FUNDS
Over the years, endowment funds have enabled the JCC to enhance
Who is honored? He who honors others. our programs and services and respond to challenges within our
,uhrcv ,t scfnv ?scufn uvzht community. We thank you for making a commitment to our agency
and our future.
Ethics of the Fathers
TYPES OF ENDOWMENTS
Charitable contributions of all types are deeply appreciated, since
they enable the JCC to sustain an extensive variety of activities and The wonderful thing about endowment funds is that they allow you
services. Our staff is readily available to meet with you on a confi- to give in personal and creative ways. They can be named to:
dential, no obligation basis to help you explore giving opportunities • Honor the memory of a loved one
and select the type of gift best suited to your situation. • Recognize a family member or friend on a special occasion
• Meet the goals of a family foundation
For more information contact Sharon Kestenbaum, Development Featured on the next page is the complete list of endowment funds
Director, ext. 1406 or email email@example.com. already established at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades.
Sharon is available to help you explore the range of gift opportunities BENEFITS
offered and help you select the gift arrangement that will best suit
Endowments provide lasting rewards:
• They can be earmarked for an existing JCC service or program,
allowing you to support a cause or interest that is important
PLANNED GIFTS to you.
Charitable gift annuities, remainder trusts, gifts of securities, and • They can be named for a loved one, allowing you to honor or
bequests can be made to the JCC. The funds are managed through remember someone meaningful in your life.
the development office of UJA Federation of Northern New Jersey. • They are gifts that “keep on giving.” Only a small amount of your
fund’s value is expended each year, so the fund lives on — helping
people in need and perpetuating the memory of the person you
CHARITABLE GIFTS are honoring.
BEQUESTS Leave a legacy for future generations by making a • Can be tailored in many ways to meet your philanthropic needs.
bequest to the JCC. You can have a lasting impact on the community.
Consult your attorney to name the JCC as a beneficiary in your will. HOW TO ESTABLISH AN ENDOWMENT FUND AT THE JCC
It is also possible to name programs or dedicate physical facilities at For a charitable, tax-deductible donation of $10,000 or more, you
our JCC. can establish a personal endowment fund at the JCC. We are
continually evolving to meet the needs of our community and we
pride ourselves on our ability to offer programs and services that
CURRENT GIFTS are any gift transferred immediately from you, enrich our members’ lives. The additional revenue generated by
the donor, to the JCC. Examples include the outright transfer of personal endowment funds, makes it possible to offer the new and
cash, real estate, securities, tangible or intangible personal property or dynamic programs.
insurance. Please, consider establishing a personal endowment and help us
address important needs in our community.
DEFERRED GIFTS include bequests through wills and life
income agreements, such as charitable gift annuities and remainder To set up an endowment or to learn more about giving
trusts. opportunities at the JCC, please contact Avi A. Lewinson,
Executive Director, JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Avenue,
Tenafly, New Jersey 07670.
UNRESTRICTED GIFTS are especially valuable to the JCC as they sup-
port ongoing programming and activities not entirely funded ☎ 201.569.7900, ext. 1412 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
through other sources.
RESTRICTED GIFTS benefit specific programs chosen by you, TRIBUTE CARDS
the donor. Funds may be designated for any JCC program or
service of particular interest to you. Donations can be made to individual endowment funds in
honor of a special occasion such as a wedding or anniversary,
a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, the birth of a child, or in memory of loved
ones. The JCC sends notification cards to recipients and pub-
lishes the tributes in our monthly newspaper, In The Center.
The minimum donation for a tribute card is $18
ADULT SERVICES Ben & Anne Gold Camp Scholarship Fund
Lovey & Murray Beer Adult Education Fund Dr. Louis Greenwald Camp Scholarship Fund
Berit & Martin Bernstein Open Forum Fund Heidenberg Family Camp Scholarship Fund
Ed Kaplan Family Fund for Family Counselling Services Neil Klatskin Day Camp Scholarship Fund Established
Michael J. Levitt Family Fund for Lifelong Learning by Lynne & Charles Klatskin
Sarah Gottesman Lubin Program for Creative Arts and Crafts Fund Arthur S. Lowell Foundation for Camp Scholarships
Millicent & Harold May Family Fund for Lifelong Learning Sylvia & Stanley Shirvan Camp Scholarship Fund
in Memory of Edward J. Newman, M.D. Silberthau Family Camp Scholarship Fund
Ethan & Brooke Silver Camp Kadima Fund
David D.Reisman Fund for Aquatics EARLY CHILDHOOD
Anita & Howard Blatt Family Fund for Nursery School Enhancement
ARTS & CULTURE Dor L’Dor Early Childhood Fund
Batya Barzelay Israeli Culture and Art Fund
Jeffrey & Jami Dorf Children of the Heart Fund
BCD Printing Summer Pops Concert Fund
Bernice & Donald Drapkin Day Care Scholarship Fund
Best Foods Artist Showcase Series Fund
Judy & Ron Gold Family Children of the Heart Education Fund
Vera Billet Cultural Arts Fund
Sally & Murray Goldis Parenting Center Fund
Marion & Curt de Jonge Classical Music Fund
Goldman-Pittel Family Fund for Early Childhood
Neomi & Michael Dezer Cultural Arts Fund Professional Development
Nathaniel Fish Cultural Arts Fund Bob & Helen Goody Early Childhood Scholarship Fund
Litt Family Fund for Jewish Culture Shirley & Milton Gralla Kindergarten Scholarship Fund
Trudy & Sy Sadinoff Children’s Concert Series Fund Eva & Erich Holzer Nursery Scholarship Fund
Hildegard & Sidney Schonfeld Cultural Fund Burton S. & Susan Laden Nursery School Scholarship Fund
Beatrice Nabutovsky Schwartz-Letha & Raphael Levine Jewish Marty & Roberta Levitt Family Fund for Nursery School
Music Series Fund
Syril & Leonard Rubin Family Nursery School Scholarship Fund
Swire-Epstein Cultural Arts Fund
Syril Rubin Nursery School Scholarship Fund for Children with
Weinflash Family Cantorial Concert Fund Special Needs
CHILDREN Sonia (Sunny) Schatz Nursery School Scholarship Fund
Anna & Neal Merker Scholarship Fund for Children of Single Parents The Sosnik Family Fund for Early Childhood Scholarships
Shoshana Reich Fund for After-School Enrichment HEALTH & RECREATION
Athletic Fund for Community Health Programs
Benjamin Bergen Youth Fitness Program Fund
Becker Family Library Memorial Fund
Sandra & Arnold Gold Fund for Rehabilitation Services
Moshe Bialer Memorial Fund for Catastrophic Illness
Rudy Graf Health & Cardiac Fitness Fund
Rina Bialer Memorial Scholarship Fund
Chuck Guttenberg Center for the Physically Challenged Fund
Brandt Family General Fund
Ruth and Max Klingenstein Scholarship for Rehabilitative Services
Brunell Family Scholarship Fund for New Arrivals
Marty Levitt Basketball League Fund
Gerstein Health and Wellness Forum Fund
Marty Perlman Sports School
Goldman/Sonnenfeldt College Scholarship Fund
Michelle Weiss Children’s Tennis Fund
Sam and Gwen Mindich Jewish Community College Scholarship Fund
Presidents’ Philanthropic Fund HOLOCAUST EDUCATION INSTITUTE
Ilse & Robert L. Prosnitz Family Crises Fund Robert Berg Holocaust Education Fund
Leonard Rubin Fund for Leadership Development Gayle and Mel Gerstein & Family Holocaust Guest Lecture and
Leonard Rubin Fund for Professional Development
Erich & Eva Holzer Holocaust Education Fund
Saril Family Fund for Young Adult Social Services
Jane & Alexander Kahan Fund for Holocaust Program Services
Norman Seiden Leadership Fund
Barbara, Michael, Samuel & Eliese Lissner Fund for Holocaust
Hildegard & Sidney Schonfeld College Scholarship Fund Education
Ludwig Seligman Fund Kate & Henry Mahler Fund for Holocaust Literature
21st Century Fund Reuven Merker Fund: Remembering the Holocaust through Art
Arleen & Chuck Wayte Scholarship Fund for Families in Need Bernard H. Oster Holocaust Studies Fund
DAY CAMP Martin Perlman & Jo-Ann Hassan Holocaust Education Institute Fund
Andrew P. Beck Memorial Fund for Environmental Education Eva & Leon Rubach Holocaust Education Fund
Beverly & Irvin Belkin Camp Scholarship Fund Deborah & Lawrence Schwartz Fund for Youth Holocaust
Nancy & Howard Brown Camp Kadima Scholarship Fund Education in Memory of Lou Schwartz
Davis Family Camp Scholarship Fund in Memory of John Ignatius Davis Robin & Warren Struhl Holocaust Education Fund
Eleanor & Edward Epstein Camp Tikvah Scholarship Fund for Al and Susan White Holocaust Education Fund for Youth
Handicapped Children Sol & Ada Urbach Fund for Holocaust Education
Renee & Steve Erenburg Camp Scholarship Fund
Arthur Fisher Memorial Scholarship Fund for Camp Kadima
JEWISH BOOK MONTH Challenged Senior Adults
James H. Grossmann Memorial for the Celebration of Jewish Book Month Rosalind & Morris Ratner Fund for Senior Citizens
Bertha (Bu Bu) Schwartz Fund for Jewish Book Month Jack Segal Family Fund for Senior Adult Services
Anna & Samuel Seiden Fund for Senior Adult Special Needs
Walter and Phyllis Berkowitz Jewish Education Fund Minnie & Louis Seiden Senior Adult Social Action Fund
David Bloom Jewish Heritage Program Fund (Genealogy) Senior Citizen Nutrition Fund (Anonymous)
David Dubin Chair for Judaic Scholars Taub Family-Esther and Julius Adler Fund for Senior Citizens
Muriel & Matthew Feldman Distinguished Lecture Series Fund Frieda Weininger Transportation Fund for Senior Adults
Sylvia & Carl Freyer Fund for Judaic Studies Toni Wettreich Senior Adult Outreach Fund
Adina & Yitz Gordon-Rachel Gindi Sephardic Culture Fund Willinger Fund for the Frail Elderly
Sarah and Mel Lubin Judaic Scholar-in-Residence Fund Wormser Family Senior Services Fund
Evelyn & Harold Meltzer Judaic Scholar-in-Residence Fund Lynn & Steve Yablon Senior Transportation Fund
Sheila & Abe Schlussel Jewish Festival Fund Anna Zirinsky/Rodgers Family Senior Citizens Fund
Rabbi Isaac L. Swift Chair of Judaic Studies SPECIAL SERVICES
Beate & Henry Voremberg Institute of Jewish Studies Catherine Bonsignore Special Services Fund
Ruth Warshauer Women’s Agenda Fund Eric Brown Social Service Fund for Special Youth
Camp Dream Street - The Pearl Seiden Summer Program for
SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS Children with Cancer and Other Blood Disorders
Natalie & Adam Cohen Dramatic Arts Fund
Rusti & Marvin Fand Program Services Fund
Felice Dalgin Memorial Fund
Beth Alana & Rachel Emma Federman Fund for Special Children
Norman Eisenberg Memorial Fund for Performing Arts for Bilkur Cholim
Norma & Gordon Freesman Special Services Fund
Seymour “Cy” Leslie Memorial Fund for Music and the Performing Arts
Ronald L.& Meryl Gallatin Camp Haverim Scholarship Fund
Shira Palmer-Sherman Memorial Fund
Hana & Dr. Stanley Goldberg Fund for Camp Haverim
SCHOOL OF MUSIC Grossmann Family Fund for Neurologically Impaired Youth
Bergen Civic Music Association Fund Guttenberg Center for Special Services Fund
Russell Berrie and Family Music School Scholarship Fund Dafna & Mark Hirschberg Fund for Special Pets Helping Special People
Samuel & Anna Cutler Memorial Scholarship Fund Allison Holzberg Special Services Fund
Sandra O. Gold Music School Founder Fund JCC Social Services Program Fund
Handler Family Fund for the School of Music Community Fund Jenna’s Rainbow Foundation Fund for Camp Dream Street
Sylvia & Jacob Handler Master Class Chair Lippman Family Fund for Disabled Adults
Dr. Zalman “Tiny” Konikow Chamber Music Fund Rochelle Lipschick Special Needs Fund
Michael & Dede Levitt Faculty Enhancement Fund Louis and Sarah Mindich Family Fund for Camp Dream Street
Florence Gross Nelson Memorial Fund for Needy Immigrant Children Abraham & Edna Harber Passman Fund for
Ethel & Irving Plutzer Fund for the Shirah Choir Neurologically Impaired Children
Jack & Sarah Rogers Music Education Fund Max & Lillian Rappaport Camp Dream Street Fund
Herbert Schwarz Music School Scholarship Fund Barbara and Norman Seiden Camp Dream Street Fund established
Shirvan Family-Lillian & Jesse Hirschkorn Fund for JCC Music School by Angelica and Russ Berrie
Silberman Family Joy of Music Fund Peppy and Buddy Weiner Fund for Camp Dream Street
Rhoda Toonkel Fund for the Shirah Choir Joy & Lowell Zimmer Fund for Music Therapy
William, Maria, Joan and Andrew Thurnauer Music School Fund Renée Zwirn and Leslie Zwirn Horowitz Fund for Camp Dream Street
established by the Wool and Zavidow Families
JCC Music School William Thurnauer Memorial Scholarship Fund
Tochner Family Fund in Memory of Yuval Glick TEENS
Bernie & Ruth Weinflash Shirah Fund in Tribute to Matthew Lazar Paula Braverman Youth Scholarship Fund
Kaplen Family Maccabi Scholarship Fund
SENIOR ADULTS Muriel & Philip Rothman Youth Services Fund
Esther & Julius Adler Annual Yiddish Concert
Leonard & Syril Rubin Maccabi Scholarship Fund
Helen & Alan Berlin ARC Fund
Rubin Family Scholarship for The March of the Living and
Bernstein-Slote Memorial for Senior Computer Literacy Education in Israel
Henry Burnstein ARC Fund Harry A. Schatz Fund for Youth Leadership Development
Sharon and Neil Danzger Fund for Seniors Morton & Betty Steinberg Youth Leadership Fund
Friendly Neighbors Programs Fund Wallach-Kestenbaum Fund for Teen Travel to Israel
Mildred H. Gordon Senior Adult Scholarship Fund Samuel Warshauer Israel Program Fund
Kaplen Family Adult Reach Center
Kaplen Foundation Fund for the Frail Elderly THERAPEUTIC NURSERY
Bernice & Ned Feldman Therapeutic Nursery Fund
Eric Langbaum Fund for ARC Special Events
Hattie & Nason Gordon Therapeutic Nursery Fund
Gruss Lipper Foundation for SeniorNet
Seymour & Mildred Graye Therapeutic Nursery Scholarship Fund
Sarah Lubin Memorial Senior Services Fund
Debra and Mark Hirschberg Fund for Special Pets Helping Special People
Lillian Miller Klein Senior Citizen Civic and Social Activity Fund
Jean & Eugene Jacobson Fund for Therapeutic Nursery
Celia Milling Fund
Ruth and Pete Nelkin Fund for Horticulture Therapy
Robert Kramer Fund for Therapeutic Nursery Scholarships
Isaac Norich Jewish Learning Series Fund
Louis and Sarah Mindich Family Therapeutic Nursery
Abraham & Edna Harber Passman Fund for Physically Scholarship Fund
KAPLEN JCC ON THE PALISADES
The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades serves the entire Jewish community
as an organization for Jewish activity and identification, which respects
diversity among Jews and welcomes people at every age and stage of life.
THE MISSION OF THE KAPLEN JCC ON THE PALISADES IS TO:
Present opportunities to deepen Jewish identity and nurture
commitment to Jewish values and lifelong learning for the purpose of ensuring
Jewish continuity and the enrichment of Jewish life.
Create Jewish experiences through which Jewish knowledge and values
are transmitted and which help build lasting Jewish memories.
Offer and promote activities and programs which foster Tikun Olam
(improving the world)
help build community and achieve the ideals of American democracy.
Strengthen connections to Jewish institutions, synagogues, K’lal Yisrael
(the Jewish people around the world) and the State of Israel.
Enhance the mind, body and spirit; help strengthen family bonds;
and reach out to individuals without regard to race, religion, ability or disability.
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HOW TO CONTACT US GROUP EXERCISE
Barbara Marrott, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1475. . . . . . email@example.com
Avi A. Lewinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1400. . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org ISRAEL CONNECTION
Stella Fass, Executive Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1412 . . . . . . . . . email@example.com Tammy Levy, Program Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1427 . . . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronit Gorelik, Administrative Assistant . . . . . . . 1496 . . . . . . email@example.com
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Niva Kerzner, Youth Schlicha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1428 . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Gelsey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1401 . . . . . . . email@example.com
Mirta Quintana, Office Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . 1413 . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org JUDAIC PROGRAMS & HOLOCAUST EDUCATION
Rabbi Steven H. Golden, Director . . . . . . . . . . . 1426. . . . . . . email@example.com
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER Lynn Werner, Registrar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1458. . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Danny Rocke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1402 . . . . . . . email@example.com
Mirta Quintana, Administrative Assistant . . . . . . 1413 . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Ophrah Listokin, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1408. . . . . . email@example.com
MEMBERSHIP SERVICES Tovit Lore, Marketing Assis./Graphic Designer . . 1407 . . . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Robbie Fried, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1444 . . . . . . . . email@example.com Rochelle Lazarus, Public Relations Director . . . 1409 . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Esta Frankel, Associate Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1443 . . . . . . email@example.com Carol Schulter, Creative Director . . . . . . . . . . . . 1410 . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Samantha Kantor, Customer Service Director . . 1446. . . . . . . email@example.com Stephanie Cangro, Desktop Coordinator . . . . . . 1411. . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Brenda Erman, Membership Associate . . . . . . . . 1448. . . . . . . email@example.com
Leorah Haberfield, Membership Advisor . . . . . . 1448 . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org NEIL KLATSKIN DAY CAMP
Hagit Persky, Membership Advisor . . . . . . . . . . . 1448 . . . . . . email@example.com Stacy Budkofsky, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1484. . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Annette Scala, Membership Advisor . . . . . . . . . 1445 . . . . . . . . email@example.com Ellen Finkelstein, Assistant Director . . . . . . . . . . 1486 . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Keri Thoren, Membership Advisor. . . . . . . . . . . . 1448 . . . . . . email@example.com Melissa Peters, Administrative Director. . . . . . . 1485 . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonnie Wilson, Membership Associate . . . . . . . . 1442 . . . . . . email@example.com
PRINT SHOP AND MAILROOM
ACCOUNTING Rob Schirrmacher, Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1419 . firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Feher, Class Registrar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1425. . . . . . . . email@example.com
Maria Harlow, Human Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . 1420. . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Steve Margulies, Accounts Payable . . . . . . . . . . 1424 . . . . email@example.com Carol Leslie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1403 . . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronit Neiman, Cheif Accountant . . . . . . . . . . . . 1422 . . . . . . email@example.com Mirta Quintana, Administrative Assistant . . . . . . 1413 . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathy Shepard, Accountant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1423. . . . . . email@example.com
Lynn Norton, Bookkeeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1415 . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS
Deborah Roberts, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1492 . . . . . . email@example.com
ADULT CLASSES & PROGRAMS Allyson Carolan, Dance Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1495 . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Esther Mazor, Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1456 . . . . . . . email@example.com Inbal Israeli, Administrative Assistant. . . . . . . . . 1493 . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy Belinfante, Adult Program Director . . . . . . 1457 . . . . email@example.com Ronit Gorelik, Dance Administrative Assistant . . 1496 . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynn Werner, Registrar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1458. . . . . . . email@example.com Debora Langweil, Administrative Assistant . . . . 1494 . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
AQUATICS SENIOR ADULT DEPARTMENT
Irina Shevchenko, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1473. . . email@example.com Debra Turitz, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1450 . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Juya Cho, Swim Team Coach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1471 . . . . . . . . . email@example.com Lisa Robins, Program Developer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1455 . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Helene Schwartz, Senior Center+ Supervisor . . . 1451. . . . . email@example.com
ARC – KAPLEN ADULT REACH CENTER Freida Harris, Program Assistant, Librarian . . . . 1453 . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Vivian Green Korner, Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1454 . . . . . . email@example.com Leah Duerr, Computer Learning Center . . . . . . 309 . . . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren Glubo, Recreational Therapist . . . . . . . . . 1452. . . . . . . . email@example.com Ronit Gorelik, Administrative Assistant . . . . . . . 1496 . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynn Werner, Administrative Assistant . . . . . . . . 1458. . . . . . . email@example.com
ARTS & CULTURE, JEWISH BOOK MONTH Esther Mazor, Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1456 . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Ophrah Listokin, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1408. . . . . . email@example.com Ronit Gorelik, Administrative Assistant . . . . . . . 1496 . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Cangro, Administrative Assistant . . . 1411. . . . . . . email@example.com
ATHLETICS Shelley Levy, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1489. . . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Oumar Soumare, Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1474 . . . . . email@example.com Teresa Stahl, Program Development Asst. . . . . . 1490 . . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Colleen Lofaro, Program Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . 1490 . . . . . . . email@example.com
CAMP DREAM STREET Esther Woletz, Administrative Assistant . . . . . . . 1491. . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Robins, Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1455 . . . . . . . email@example.com
CHILDREN'S SERVICES Paul Costa, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1416. . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Michal Kleiman, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1467. . . . . email@example.com George Ramos, Database Administrator. . . . . . . 1418 . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
DEVELOPMENT & SPECIAL EVENTS TEENS & MACCABI
Sharon Kestenbaum, Development Director . . . 1406 . . email@example.com Judi Nahary, Youth Services Director . . . . . . . . . 1470. . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharon Potolsky, Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1405 . . . . . email@example.com Sara Lewis, Teen Services Director . . . . . . . . . . . 1469 . . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Diane Schneider, Special Events Assistant . . . . . 1404 . . . . email@example.com
EARLY CHILDHOOD Lois Mendelson, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1497 . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Felicia Glantz, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1430 . . . . . . . email@example.com Anita Miller, Assistant Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1498 . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheryl Lauchheimer, Program Supervisor . . . . . 1431 . . email@example.com Gineen Weiss, Registrar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1439 . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Debra Prince, Program Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . 1432. . . . . . . email@example.com
Lisa Isadore, Program Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . 1433 . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org THURNAUER SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Vicky Connolly, Nurse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1434 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dorothy Roffman, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1460 . . . . . email@example.com
Franci Steinberg, Administrative Assistant . . . . . 1435 . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org Michael Reingold, Assistant Director . . . . . . . . . 1461 . . . . email@example.com
Shuli Rombauts, Administrative Assistant . . . . . 1436 . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org Jacqueline Guttman, Development Director . . . 1462 . . . . . email@example.com
Lisa Sternbach, Parenting Center Coordinator . 1437 . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org Jessica Johnson, Communications Manager . . . 1464. . . . . . email@example.com
Tina Schweid, Special Events Coordinator . . . . . 1438. . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org Leslie Jones, Administrative Assistant . . . . . . . . 1465 . . . . . . . . email@example.com
Mimoza Necaj, Registrar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1466 . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
FACILITY MANAGEMENT Les Vrtiak, Outreach Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 1463 . . . . . . . email@example.com
Paul Costa, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1416. . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Parrilli, Assistant Supervisor. . . . . . . . . . . . 1417 . . . . . . email@example.com WELLNESS
Gayle Hackel, Room Reservations. . . . . . . . . . . . 1483. . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org Linda Berkowitz, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1479 . . . . email@example.com
Ofira Mor, Medical Consultant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1477 . . . . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org
Roberto Santiago, Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1481 . . . . . email@example.com
Roberto Gonzalez, Assistant Director . . . . . . . . . 1476 . . . . . firstname.lastname@example.org DIRECT DIAL
Irene Apostolopoulos, Administrative Assistant . 1472 email@example.com
For direct dial please dial 201.408 plus person’s 4-digit extension.
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MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2010 FOR JCC MEMBERS
On-Line Registration on our website
MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2010 FOR NON-MEMBERS On-line registration begins January 4, 2010 at 9 am.
TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES, YOUR JCC MEMBERSHIP MUST BE IN GOOD STANDING. Here’s how it works:
• Go to our website www.jccotp.org
NEW ON LINE • Select a class you want to register for
Visit our website at www.jccotp.org at any time to view all our
programs and class offerings. If you have your email & birth date on file, you can receive your pre-
set password or be able to create your own.
Registration will be available on line at 9 am on Monday, January 4.
If you have your email and birth date on file them you will be able to If you do not have your email & birth date on file, please email the
register on-line. If not please send your email and birthdate informa- information to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201.569.7900, ext. 212 to
tion to email@example.com or call 201.408.1443. create an account for registering on-line.
You may register for yourself and/or immediate family members using
the enclosed registration form. Please complete your registration form If you paid by check and overpaid due to the wait lists, miscalcula-
in full. Date of birth must be completed for all children’s classes. tion or closed classes, the excess will be applied to any other delin-
quent JCC balance or refunded by check within two weeks.
Three sections are provided on the class registration form; each
section offers five class options. Use one section per family member. If
you are registering for more than three members of your family, you may UNDERPAYMENTS
make a copy of this form or pick up additional copies at the front desk.
Registrations will not be processed until payment is received in full.
You may register for classes by dropping off your completed form at A member of the JCC staff will contact you about your balance.
the front desk OR by mailing it, “Attn: Class Registrar.” The front desk
is open Monday through Thursday, 9 am until 10 pm, and Friday and
Sunday, 9 am until 4 pm. To be fair to all of our valued members, class WAIT LIST
registration forms received before January 4, 2010, are collected in If a class is full, a wait list may be started. Being on a wait list does not
random order and processed on January 4, 2010. guarantee enrollment; it does prioritize registration if an
Class registration forms received after January 4, 2010, (mailed additional class is formed or space in the class becomes available. If
or dropped off at the JCC) are processed sequentially. Class sizes are you would like to discuss an alternate class, contact the department
limited and fill up quickly, so please register on time. directly.
To maintain high-quality educational courses, there are minimum
CONFIRMATION and maximum sizes for each class. The JCC reserves the right to
cancel any class due to insufficient enrollment.
Each registrant will receive a confirmation by mail or on line for the
semester. Check your confirmation for accuracy, and bring it to the
first session of each class. REFUND AND PROGRAM CHANGE POLICY
Refunds are not available on tickets for plays, concerts, special events
PAYMENT or holiday programs.
Full payment is required and must accompany your registration. If a class is cancelled by the JCC
Please make checks payable to the JCC (unless otherwise indicated • Before the first class - 100% refund
in class description). All on-line transactions must be processed by • After the first class - a prorated refund is issued
Any changes, transfers, or withdrawals must be requested in writing in order to be
CREDIT CARDS processed. A $10 administrative fee is charged for any changes or transfers.
The JCC accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express for class
registration. If a registrant withdraws
• Before the first class – 10% service fee applies (minimum of $10)
• After first class – a prorated refund less a 10% service fee
Please notify the membership office with any change of address
and your new email address. ☎ ext.1442, 1443, 1444 or email • After the second class – no refunds
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
KAPLEN JCC ON THE PALISADES CLASS REGISTRATION FORM
WINTER/SPRING 2010 May be used for mail-in registration.
On line registration open 24/7 beginning Monday, January 4 for members. Register online and get immediate confirmation.
411 East Clinton Avenue | Tenafly, New Jersey | 07670 | Phone: 201.569.7900 | Fax: 201.569.7448 | www.jccotp.org
PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY. ALL INFORMATION IS REQUIRED FOR PROCESSING. ■ CHECK HERE IF NEW ADDRESS
■ CHECK HERE IF NONMEMBER
Circle: Dr. | Rabbi | Mr. | Mrs. | Ms.
Name_______________________________________________________________ *E-Mail Address_____________________________________________
Address ______________________________________________________________________________ Day Phone _________________________________
City__________________________________________ State _______________ Zip___________ Evening Phone _________________________________
• To pay by credit card, fill out the credit card information below.
• To pay by check or money order, please make it payable to JCC and mail to 411 East Clinton Ave, Tenafly, NJ 07670 Attn: Registrar
Paying by (check ONE only): ■ Credit Card (Visa/MC/Amex) ■ Check Amount $____________
Name as appears on card________________________________________ Credit Card Number _________________________________________________
Exp. Date Number _________ CCV Number _________ Signature _________________________________________________________________________
Participant Name____________________________________ Date of Birth (of child) _________________ ■ M ■ F Nursery Rm _______
Class/Program Day of Week Time Fee Class Code
Participant Name____________________________________ Date of Birth (of child) _________________ ■ M ■ F Nursery Rm _______
Class/Program Day of Week Time Fee Class Code
Participant Name____________________________________ Date of Birth (of child) _________________ ■ M ■ F Nursery Rm _______
Class/Program Day of Week Time Fee Class Code
The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades reserves the right to use all photographs, slides and videos taken of all individuals while participating in JCC
programs for any and all publicity purposes. If you do not wish to have any family member’s photo included you must submit a written letter to
the JCC stating this along with a photo of the individual/s this concerns. Please address all correspondence to the Communications Department.
“Membership Clearance” stamp will be given on completed forms only and is required for processing.