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  WELCOME                                                                                                                                             ohtcv ohfurc
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




      Hold The Date! 29th Annual
          Mother’s Day Rubin Run
                                    Sunday, May 9, 2010



                                                         10 K R u n • 5 K R u n / Wa l k
2            WINTER/SPRING 2010                                                                                                           201.569.7900




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
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                                     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
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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


Wednesday                                                                          Thursday
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
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                                      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
4           WINTER/SPRING 2010                                                                                                           201.569.7900




Early Childhood                                                                                                                             ohskh id

                                                                        DAY CARE
                                                                        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 fglantz@jccotp.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
                                                         & 4/11
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
                                                                            Monique Banks
                                                                            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-
                                                                            PLAYTIME PALS
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
BABY BOOMERS
                                                                            Nancy VandenBergh
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
                                                                            Nancy VandenBergh
LITTLE EXPLORERS
                                                                            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
Nancy VandenBergh
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
                                                                          Monique Banks
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
                                                                          Louise Sansone
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
session.
Ages 3-Pre-K 14 Mondays   1/25-5/24   2-2:50pm       $225   20SSMO00W0    NEW! GREEN ART
                                                                          Randi Peters
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.
                                                                          Zahava Streit
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
                                                                          NEW! CHEERLEADING
headbands. We are future designers in the making!
                                                                          Carrie Foglio
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
Sharon Rossi
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
Helen Downey
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
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MAKE INSTRUMENTS AND SING TOGETHER                                                  SPRING BOUTIQUE
Ivonne Ramirez
                                                                                    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.
KID CLICKS
                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                       CUPCAKES/COFFEE CAKE
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.
srombauts@jccotp.org 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
                                                                             skills.
                                                                             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
                                                                             schooling.
                                                                             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
                                .A.,
          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




Children’s Services                                                                                                          ohskh ,ukhgp

                                                                         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

 PENNY HARVEST
                                                                         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 mkleiman@jccotp.org or ☎ ext. 1467.

                      small change
                           Your
         will make a BIG difference
www.jccotp.org                                                                                                            CHILDREN’S SERVICES               11




Children’s Classes
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)
                                                                                                                                               ages 3+
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 MANIA
                                                                                  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.
                                                                              (COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING)
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 lisadore@jccotp.org.
                                                                         PHILOSOPHY
                                                                         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.
                                                                         SEPARATION
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.
                                                                         GROUP ALEPH:
                                                                         Mon., Wed., Fri.     6/21-8/13       9:15-11:15               $1,155
                                                                         (Must be 24 months by 10/15/10)
                                                                         GROUP BET:
                                                                         Tues., Thurs.        6/22-8/12       9:15-11:15               $855
                                                                         (Must be 24 months by 10/15/10)
                                                                         GROUP GIMMEL:
 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
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                                                                                       BERGENPAC-JCC SUMMER MUSICAL
                                                                                       THEATER WORKSHOP
                                                                                       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.
                                                                                                                                                     ☎
                                                                                                                                                    Inbal

                                                                                       Ages 9-17      Monday-Friday   7/13-8/1   9:30 am-4:30 pm   $995/$1195
CENTERSTAGE MUSICAL
THEATER CAMP
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
www.jccotp.org                                                                                                      SUMMER CAMPS 2010               15



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 thurnauer@jccotp.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 thurnauer@jccotp.org.
                                                                            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.
schedule.
                                     ☎
                                    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 flutestars@optonline.net.

☎ 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
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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.
201.567.8963.
                                                ☎
                                                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 slevy@jccotp.org,
                                                                           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
  Learning Differences
                                                                           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 slevy@jccotp.org.                                                    lrobins@jccotp.org
                                                                           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
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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 dturitz@jccotp.org.
                                                                         Sponsored by the Hildegard & Sidney
                                                                         Schonfeld Jewish Community
                                                                         College Scholarship Fund
STAFF
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 jnahary@jccotp.org 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.
                                                                                                          PROJECT CARES
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
                                                                         Foundation
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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 slewis@jccotp.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
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☎ Judi Nahary, ext. 1470 or e-mail jnahary@jccotp.org.                  RICHMOND, VA: AUGUST 1-6, 2010




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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
                                                                        available.

  PROJECT OPEN HEARTS
  OPEN HOMES                                                            2010 JCC MACCABI ARTSFEST
                                                                        BALTIMORE, MD
  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
  slewis@jccotp.org
www.jccotp.org                                                                                                                            AQUATICS      19




Aquatics                                                                                                                                        vhja
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
LIFEGUARD TRAINING
                                                                                      LEVEL 3
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 CLINIC

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)

                                                                                      LEVEL 5
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
PARENT/TODDLER SWIM
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




Aquatics Classes
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
Epstein Pool.
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



                                                                          Training Pool
  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
  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.
22           WINTER/SPRING 2010                                                                                                                       201.569.7900




Athletics                                                                                                                                             ,ukng,v
                                                                                   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.
                                                                                   SOC-IT-TO-ME
                                                                                   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
                                                                                   GAMES
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
BEGINNERS SOCCER
                                                                                   GAMES
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
                                                                                   ADULT PROGRAMS
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
                                                                                   WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
 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
www.jccotp.org                                                                                                         ATHLETICS        23




Athletic Classes
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
24          WINTER/SPRING 2010                                                                                            201.569.7900




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
STAFF
                                                                          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
BASKETBALL PROGRAM
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
                                                                             competitive level.
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

SEMESTER 3
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
SMESTER 4
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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Performing Arts
                                                                          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
                                                                            their potential.
                                                                          • 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.



                                                                          EARLY TRAINING:
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
                                                                          Jennifer Ponton
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
                                                                          Jackie Byrne
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
range.
                                                                          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


Drama Classes
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

Dance Classes
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.


                                                           ARTSPOWER
                                                           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.

                                                                   TICKET INFORMATION
                                                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
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DEVELOPING ACTING SKILLS                                                          BROADWAY PREP II
                                                                                                                                                  C S
                                                                                  Amelia DeMayo
LET’S ACT
                                                                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
                                                                                  Jackie Byrne
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
on 6/9.
                                                                                                                                             C I G
                                                                                  Jackie Byrne
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.
Kristen Schwarz
                                                                                  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
                                                                                  PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
                                                                                                                                             L I S
                                                                                  Deborah Roberts
                                                                                  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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SPECIALTY CLASSES
BEHIND THE SCENES
                                                                     C I
Sam Negin
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
Anne Pasquale
For serious young actors to bring challenging comedy/drama scripts
to life under the inspired hand of a Strasberg instructor/director. Final
showcase: 5/12.
Ages 14-18 11 Wednesdays    2/24-5/12     7:30-9 pm      $265/$320   53W730   PERFORMING GROUPS
                                                                              YOUTH PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE
                                                                                                                                          L I S
                                                                              Anne Pasquale
 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


                                                                              PALISTAGE
                                                                              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
ACTING WORKSHOP
                                                           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
                                                                         Private sessions:
PLAYREADING                                                              1 hour        $70/$85
                                                           C L G         30-minute     $45/$55
Deborah Roberts
                                                                         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
Hondo Weiss-Richmond
                                                                         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.
                                                                         Age 5-Adult
                                                                         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
                                                                         Ann McGavin
                                                                         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
www.jccotp.org                                                                                        SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS                 33



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
                   don’t-miss experience!
                                                                           Dance Classes
                   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.
                                                                           PRE-DANCE
                                                                           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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PRE-BALLET                                                                    BALLET
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

                                                                              BALLET II
                                                                              Caron Eule
PRE-HIP HOP                                                                   Ages 7-10 14 Tuesdays       1/26-5/25   4:30-5:30 pm    $238      52T430

PRE-HIP HOP
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
                                                                              TAP
                                                                              TAP I
                                                                              Allyson Carolan
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
                                                                          Crystal Mann
                                                                          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
Allyson Carolan
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.
                                                                          Vera Huff
LYRICAL
                                                                                            PRIVATE                         SEMI-PRIVATE
Allyson Carolan
                                                                          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
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.
                                                                           Fee: $20
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Thurnauer School                                                                                                         vehzunk rpx ,hc

of Music                                                                  REGISTRATION
STAFF
                                                                          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
             thurnauer@jccotp.org                                         SCHOLARSHIPS
                                                                          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.
MUSIC
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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                                                                            YOUNG STUDENTS
                                                                            INSTRUMENTAL PROGRAMS
                                                                            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
ments.
                                                                            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

PIANO PARTNERS
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
                                                                         MUSIC FUNDAMENTALS
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
                                                                         IMPROVISATION
                                                                         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
Program includes:
• 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)
$465/$515

                                                                         GROUP CLASSES
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
PHILHARMONIA
                                                                          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
                                                                           ext. 1489
                                                                           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
  ENDOWMENT FUND
  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!
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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
                                         & 5/16
8-16      Vacation FunDays          T    2/16         9 am-3 pm                1                                $75/$90              30T803
          President’s Week
8-16      Vacation FunDays          W    2/17         9 am-3 pm                1                                $75/$90              30W804
          President’s Week
8-16      Vacation FunDays          Th   2/18         9 am-3 pm                1                                $75/$90              30R805
          President’s Week
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
SUNDAY FUNDAY!
                                                                                       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
                                                                                       Ages 6-12
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)
Camp Haverim.
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
Sharing Time
                                                                                     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
                                                                                     Music Therapy
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-
                                                                                     SPORTS-A-RAMA
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
                                                                                       Kaoru Robbins,CMT
                                                                                       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.
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                                                                                     MONTHLY SOCIAL SKILLS GROUPS
  WINTER VACATION FUNDAYS
                                                                                     THE TEEN SCENE
  PRESIDENT’S WEEK
                                                                                     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 slevy@jccotp.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 slevy@jccotp.org.
disorder, Asperger Syndrome, and varied communication and learn-
ing differences.
                                                                                     CREATIVE COOKING
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)
                                                                                     independent living.
                                                                                     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)
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MONTHLY SOCIAL PROGRAMS
CLUB JCC
Barbara Catherina
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-
nation.
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
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Singles                                                                                                                     ,uhubpu ohhubp
                                                                        SINGLES 40- 59
                                                                        SUPERBOWL PARTY
                                                                        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


                                                                        SINGLES SCHMOOZES
                                                                        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
                                                                        ext. 1496.
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
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Singles Programs
AGE               CLASS                         DAY        DATE                   TIME      INSTRUCTOR           MEMBER/           PRE-REQUISITE           CODE
                                                                                                                 NONMEMBER

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
                                                           3/14, 4/25
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
                                                           5/3, 5/17
Support Group     Widow/Widowers                M          2/8-3/22               6:30 pm   Judy Brauner         $110/$135         Registration required   41M630
                                                           & 5/3-6/21
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
experience!
                                                                                    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
run!
                                                                                    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
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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,
                                                                                                          Youth Shlicha
                                                                                                          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
STAFF
ext. 1427 Tammy Levy, Israel Connection Program Director
ext. 1496 Ronit Gorelik, Administrative Assistant
ext. 1428 Niva Kerzner, Youth Shlicha                                                                       TU B’SHEVAT
                                                                                                            COMMUNITY
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.
                                                                           ISRAELI SCOUTS
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.
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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 rgorelik@jccotp.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


PURIM PARTY
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
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Adult Department                                                                                                       ohrducnk vkfav

                                                                            MAH JONGG
                                                                            Stacy Budkofsky &
                                                                            Jennifer Schiffman
                                                                            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.
STAFF
                                                                            Stacy Budkofsky
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
                                                                            MAH JONGG
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
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                                 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
                                                                            always welcome.
PLAY OF THE HAND
                                                                            Winter
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!
                                                                            Stan Goldberg
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
BRIDGE, SUPERVISED
                                                                                                                 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
                                                                                                                 investigative journalist
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
Spring
                                                                              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.
                                                                              $8/$10                           40W03100W0
Minimum $100/$120 per one-hour session                     40X30300W0
www.jccotp.org                                                                                                                             ADULTS       55



LIFELONG LEARNING                                                               THE STORY OF THE SUFFRAGETTE MOVEMENT: LECTURE & SLIDE SHOW
                                                                                Charles McSorley
                                                                                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
                                                                                Learning.
  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
Steve Masi
                                                                                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
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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
                                                                            Lori Trattou
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
Spring
                                                                            Paulette Cochet
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.
SPRINGTIME WATERCOLOR
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
                                                                                      Book Council.
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
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Judaic                                                                                                                               ,usvh
                                                                           WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THE DAILY PRAYER SHMONEH ESRE
                                                                           (THE AMIDAH)?
                                                                           Please bring a Siddur.
                                                                           February 3
                                                                           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?
                                                                           February 10
                                                                           What is the structure of the Amidah? What is the connection between
                                                                           its structure and its meaning? How do the blessings relate to each
                                                                           other?
                                                                           February 17
                                                                           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.
                            RESIDENCE PROGRAMS
                                                                           Wednesday, 2/24                  8:15-9:30 pm          Free    42W157
                            WITH RABBI REUVEN KIMELMAN
                                                                           PASSOVER SEMINAR
                                                                           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




Judaic Classes
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
                                                                    Jewish life!
                                                                    TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TUV HA’ARETZ PLEASE VISIT:
                                                                    WWW.JCCOTP.ORG/TUVHAARETZ
                                                                    TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HAZON AND CSAS PLEASE VISIT:
                                                                    WWW.HAZON.ORG/GO.PHP?Q=/FOOD/CSA/WHATISA_CSA.HTML
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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
                        COMMEMORATION
                        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.
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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
                                                                             renewal.
                           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
                           WISDOM
                           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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                                                                                                      UNLOCKING THE
                                                                                                      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
Etia Segall
                                                                             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
Etia Segall
                                                                                                    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
                                                                             Sheila Schlussel.
All Hebrew Reading classes are made possible in part by the Henry and
Beate Voremberg Institute for Jewish Studies Endowment Fund.
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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.
STAFF
                                                                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.


                                                                VOLUNTEER PROFESSIONALS
                                                                                  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
  Center classes.
                                                                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
services:
                                                                         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.
                                                                  ☎
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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
                                                                           your friends!
                                                                           Monday        3/22/10       11:15 am            $6/$9
TRANSPORTATION FOR PARTICIPANTS IS AVAILABLE FROM THE FOLLOWING
TOWNS:
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 vkorner@jccotp.org.
                                                                                                                                                    ☎
                                                                           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
                                                                                                                            NON-MEMBER

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
                                                       11/11,12/9
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
                                                       & 12/24
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
 Concert
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                                                                                        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.
ings.
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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                                                                                                 INTRODUCTION
  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.
                                                                           POLITICAL HISTORY
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
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                                                                                 JCC JOURNEYS
  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.
ext. 1455.
                                                               ☎
                                                       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.
                                                                                 WELLNESS WORKSHOPS
☎   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
                                                                                 AQUA FIT
                                                                                 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
  demonstrations.
  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)
                                                                                 Murray Weiss
                                                                                 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




Computer Courses
CLASS NAME                          DAY            DATES                TIME                       SESSIONS COST                 INSTRUCTOR                CODE




Winter Semester
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



Spring Semester
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
Bob Haines
                                                                                         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,

Reach Center
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 vkorner@jccotp.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
                                                                          NORMA WELLINGTON’S
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
BENEFITS
                                                                          Jeweler, to name just a few. For more information,
                                                                          Korner, ext. 1454.
                                                                                                                                         ☎
                                                                                                                                      Vivian Green

• 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
                                                                          SENIOR BARBEQUE
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,

                                                                        JR. PEP
                                                                        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


                                                                        PARTNER TRAINING
                                                                        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
                                                                        Ages 8-15
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




Fitness Classes
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



  EXCEL!
  A FITNESS AND WEIGHT LOSS                                                                                                           a $72
  PROGRAM FOR AGES 8-18
  DEVELOPED BY FITNESS INSTRUCTOR JOE AGOSTO
                                                                                             FREE
                                                                                             GET YOUR
                                                                                    Fitness Assessment
                                                                                                                                      Value


                                                                                    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
                                                                                    age.

                                                                                    The Polar BodyAge assessment will tell you where
                                                                                    you are today, and give you a benchmark to measure your
                                                                                    progress.

  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!
  Session I
  Ages 8-17
  16 Tuesdays & Thursdays         1/26-3/25   5:30-7 pm $448/$650 61EXT1
                                                                                    Call Roberto
  Session II
                                                                                    at ext. 1481.
  Ages 8-17
  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
                                                                           WORKSHOPS
                                                                           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-
                                                                           shop.
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
through August.
                                                                           3 session requisite for group workshop

NUTRITION CONSULTATIONS
                                                                           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
76            WINTER/SPRING 2010                                                                                                     201.569.7900



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
Elizabeth Greene
Restore, relax, renew. Dive deep within yourself to experience tran-
                                                                             AQUA FIT
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
                                                                            50-minute      $900
                                                                            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
50-minute      $80
80-minute      $110
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
REFLEXOLOGY
                                                                            trained in prenatal massage adjust their techniques accordingly.
                                                                            50-minute      $85
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.
                                                                            50-minute      $85
50-minute      $85
                                                                            10 SESSION MASSAGE CARDS
80-minute      $115
                                                                            50-minute      $800
10 SESSION MASSAGE CARDS
                                                                            Massage cards good for one year from date of purchase
50-minute      $800
Massage cards good for one year from date of purchase
                                                                            CANCELLATION POLICY
                                                                            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


                                                                                                            NEW!
                                                                                   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
                                                                             Courtesy Desk.
                                                                             $20              Drop-ins




                                                                             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
 LASTEST UPDATES
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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS                                                         CARDIO STEP/BOSU
                                                                           Get moving with a hour cardio workout utilizing either the Step or
AQUA FITNESS
                                                                           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.
GROUP FITNESS
                                                                           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
BELLY DANCING
                                                                           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.


CARDIO MERGE
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.


CARDIO COMBAT
Work up a sweat and build your strength at the same time! A great
combination of cardio kickboxing and upper body muscle builders.
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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




SUNDAY
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



MONDAY
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



TUESDAY
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.




WEDNESDAY
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



THURSDAY
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



FRIDAY
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
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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
TURBOKICKBOXING
                                                                             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
                                                                             Vinyasa yoga uses poses that flow from one movement to the next
WEIGHT TRAINING
                                                                             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.
ZUMBA/ZUMBA GOLD
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.
                                                                             SPIN
MIND/BODY
                                                                             SPIN
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.


PILATES PLUS
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.
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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.
tionship.
                                                                            $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
thanks.”
Jodyne L. Speyer is a writer and a recover-
                                                                              10th Annual
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
own behalf.
                                                                                          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 spotolsky@jccotp.org.
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                           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 spotolsky@jccotp.org.




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                                                                                            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
                                                                             Hackensack, NJ
                                                                             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




Biographies
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
and director.
                                                  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.
                                                  swim instruction.
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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
                                                                                                   GROUP EXERCISE
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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                            .A.
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
                                                                                                     WELLNESS
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
                                                                                                     Special Services.
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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.
                               .A.,
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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                                                                                       Annual dues are for the calendar year from September 1 through
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                                                                                       • 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.
www.jccotp.org                                                                                  HEALTH AND RECREATION CENTER                     95




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Recreation Center
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.
                                                                             MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS

GUEST PASSES
                                                                             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
                                                                             FITNESS CENTER
  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.
POOL POLICIES
• 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.
  not toilet-trained.

                                                                             ATHLETICS
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
                                                                             WELLNESS
• Locker Rental $15 per month
                                                                             Linda Berkowitz, Director                                   Ext. 1479
• Locker and Towel Rental $20 per month
                                                                             See page 75.
PLEASE LOCK YOUR VALUABLES AS THE JCC CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR
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Membership Benefits                                                                                                            rcjk ,ucyv

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.
SENIOR COUPLES
Couples ages 65 and older


SENIOR INDIVIDUALS
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
                                                                                                                         OFFICE AT 201.408.1448
                            We’ve Doubled Our Space                                                                      OR JOIN@JCCOTP.ORG
www.jccotp.org                                                                                            JCC LEADERSHIP              97




JCC Leadership
                                          Deborah Davis                           COMMITTEE CHAIRPEOPLE
                                          Claude Devillers
                                          Steven Epstein                                                  ISRAEL CONNECTIONS
                                          Merle Fish                              ADULTS & SINGLES
                                          Gayle Gerstein                          Dianne Nashel           Avi Sacajiu
                                          Robert S. Greenberg                     Caryn Sherry
                                          William Guttenberg                                              JEWISH BOOK MONTH
                                                                                  AUDIT
                                          Dr. Bernard Hammer                      Dr. Martin Levitt       Bonnie Notis
                                          Dori Kirshner
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
                                          Marvin Eiseman
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
Sharon Danzger
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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 skestenbaum@jccotp.org.                         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:
your needs.
                                                                             • 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 alewinson@jccotp.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
Endowment Funds
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
AQUATICS
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
COMMUNITY
                                                                      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
                                                                        Exhibition Fund
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
JUDAIC PROGRAMS
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
                                                                         School Scholarships
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
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                     KAPLEN JCC ON THE PALISADES
                    MISSION STATEMENT
              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. . . . . . bmarrott@jccotp.org
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Avi A. Lewinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1400. . . . . alewinson@jccotp.org             ISRAEL CONNECTION
Stella Fass, Executive Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1412 . . . . . . . . . sfass@jccotp.org                 Tammy Levy, Program Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1427 . . . . . . . . . tlevy@jccotp.org
                                                                                                                   Ronit Gorelik, Administrative Assistant . . . . . . . 1496 . . . . . . rgorelik@jccotp.org
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER                                                                                            Niva Kerzner, Youth Schlicha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1428 . . . . . nkerzner@jccotp.org
Sue Gelsey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1401 . . . . . . . sgelsey@jccotp.org
Mirta Quintana, Office Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . 1413 . . . . mquintana@jccotp.org                           JUDAIC PROGRAMS & HOLOCAUST EDUCATION
                                                                                                                   Rabbi Steven H. Golden, Director . . . . . . . . . . . 1426. . . . . . . sgolden@jccotp.org
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER                                                                                            Lynn Werner, Registrar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1458. . . . . . . lwerner@jccotp.org
Danny Rocke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1402 . . . . . . . drocke@jccotp.org
Mirta Quintana, Administrative Assistant . . . . . . 1413 . . . . mquintana@jccotp.org                             MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
                                                                                                                   Ophrah Listokin, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1408. . . . . . olistokin@jccotp.org
MEMBERSHIP SERVICES                                                                                                Tovit Lore, Marketing Assis./Graphic Designer . . 1407 . . . . . . . . . tlore@jccotp.org
Robbie Fried, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1444 . . . . . . . . rfried@jccotp.org            Rochelle Lazarus, Public Relations Director . . . 1409 . . . . . . rlazarus@jccotp.org
Esta Frankel, Associate Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1443 . . . . . . efrankel@jccotp.org                    Carol Schulter, Creative Director . . . . . . . . . . . . 1410 . . . . . cschulter@jccotp.org
Samantha Kantor, Customer Service Director . . 1446. . . . . . . skantor@jccotp.org                                Stephanie Cangro, Desktop Coordinator . . . . . . 1411. . . . . . . scangro@jccotp.org
Brenda Erman, Membership Associate . . . . . . . . 1448. . . . . . . berman@jccotp.org
Leorah Haberfield, Membership Advisor . . . . . . 1448 . . . . lhaberfield@jccotp.org                              NEIL KLATSKIN DAY CAMP
Hagit Persky, Membership Advisor . . . . . . . . . . . 1448 . . . . . . hpersky@jccotp.org                         Stacy Budkofsky, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1484. . . . sbudkofsky@jccotp.org
Annette Scala, Membership Advisor . . . . . . . . . 1445 . . . . . . . . ascala@jccotp.org                         Ellen Finkelstein, Assistant Director . . . . . . . . . . 1486 . . . efinkelstein@jccotp.org
Keri Thoren, Membership Advisor. . . . . . . . . . . . 1448 . . . . . . kthoren@jccotp.org                         Melissa Peters, Administrative Director. . . . . . . 1485 . . . . . . mpeters@jccotp.org
Bonnie Wilson, Membership Associate . . . . . . . . 1442 . . . . . . bwilson@jccotp.org
                                                                                                                   PRINT SHOP AND MAILROOM
ACCOUNTING                                                                                                         Rob Schirrmacher, Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1419 . rschirrmacher@jccotp.org
Kim Feher, Class Registrar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1425. . . . . . . . kfeher@jccotp.org
Maria Harlow, Human Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . 1420. . . . . . mharlow@jccotp.org                           PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Steve Margulies, Accounts Payable . . . . . . . . . . 1424 . . . . smargulies@jccotp.org                           Carol Leslie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1403 . . . . . . . . cleslie@jccotp.org
Ronit Neiman, Cheif Accountant . . . . . . . . . . . . 1422 . . . . . . rneiman@jccotp.org                         Mirta Quintana, Administrative Assistant . . . . . . 1413 . . . . mquintana@jccotp.org
Cathy Shepard, Accountant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1423. . . . . . cshepard@jccotp.org
Lynn Norton, Bookkeeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1415 . . . . . . . lnorton@jccotp.org                  SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS
                                                                                                                   Deborah Roberts, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1492 . . . . . . droberts@jccotp.org
ADULT CLASSES & PROGRAMS                                                                                           Allyson Carolan, Dance Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1495 . . . . . . acarolan@jccotp.org
Esther Mazor, Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1456 . . . . . . . emazor@jccotp.org               Inbal Israeli, Administrative Assistant. . . . . . . . . 1493 . . . . . . . iisraeli@jccotp.org
Judy Belinfante, Adult Program Director . . . . . . 1457 . . . . jbelinfante@jccotp.org                            Ronit Gorelik, Dance Administrative Assistant . . 1496 . . . . . . rgorelik@jccotp.org
Lynn Werner, Registrar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1458. . . . . . . lwerner@jccotp.org                Debora Langweil, Administrative Assistant . . . . 1494 . . . . dlaneweill@jccotp.org

AQUATICS                                                                                                           SENIOR ADULT DEPARTMENT
Irina Shevchenko, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1473. . . ishevchenko@jccotp.org                      Debra Turitz, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1450 . . . . . . . dturitz@jccotp.org
Juya Cho, Swim Team Coach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1471 . . . . . . . . . jcho@jccotp.org                    Lisa Robins, Program Developer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1455 . . . . . . . lrobins@jccotp.org
                                                                                                                   Helene Schwartz, Senior Center+ Supervisor . . . 1451. . . . . hschwartz@jccotp.org
ARC – KAPLEN ADULT REACH CENTER                                                                                    Freida Harris, Program Assistant, Librarian . . . . 1453 . . . . . . . fharris@jccotp.org
Vivian Green Korner, Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1454 . . . . . . vkorner@jccotp.org                     Leah Duerr, Computer Learning Center . . . . . . 309 . . . . . . . . . lduerr@jccotp.org
Lauren Glubo, Recreational Therapist . . . . . . . . . 1452. . . . . . . . lglubo@jccotp.org                       Ronit Gorelik, Administrative Assistant . . . . . . . 1496 . . . . . . rgorelik@jccotp.org
Lynn Werner, Administrative Assistant . . . . . . . . 1458. . . . . . . lwerner@jccotp.org
                                                                                                                   SINGLES
ARTS & CULTURE, JEWISH BOOK MONTH                                                                                  Esther Mazor, Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1456 . . . . . . . emazor@jccotp.org
Ophrah Listokin, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1408. . . . . . olistokin@jccotp.org                 Ronit Gorelik, Administrative Assistant . . . . . . . 1496 . . . . . . rgorelik@jccotp.org
Stephanie Cangro, Administrative Assistant . . . 1411. . . . . . . scangro@jccotp.org
                                                                                                                   SPECIAL SERVICES
ATHLETICS                                                                                                          Shelley Levy, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1489. . . . . . . . . slevy@jccotp.org
Oumar Soumare, Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1474 . . . . . osoumare@jccotp.org                      Teresa Stahl, Program Development Asst. . . . . . 1490 . . . . . . . . tstahl@jccotp.org
                                                                                                                   Colleen Lofaro, Program Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . 1490 . . . . . . . clofaro@jccotp.org
CAMP DREAM STREET                                                                                                  Esther Woletz, Administrative Assistant . . . . . . . 1491. . . . . . . ewoletz@jccotp.org
Lisa Robins, Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1455 . . . . . . . lrobins@jccotp.org
                                                                                                                   TECHNOLOGY MANAGMENT
CHILDREN'S SERVICES                                                                                                Paul Costa, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1416. . . . . . . . pcosta@jccotp.org
Michal Kleiman, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1467. . . . . mkleiman@jccotp.org                     George Ramos, Database Administrator. . . . . . . 1418 . . . . . . . gramos@jccotp.org

DEVELOPMENT & SPECIAL EVENTS                                                                                       TEENS & MACCABI
Sharon Kestenbaum, Development Director . . . 1406 . . skestenbaum@jccotp.org                                      Judi Nahary, Youth Services Director . . . . . . . . . 1470. . . . . . . jnahary@jccotp.org
Sharon Potolsky, Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1405 . . . . . spotolsky@jccotp.org                     Sara Lewis, Teen Services Director . . . . . . . . . . . 1469 . . . . . . . . slewis@jccotp.org
Diane Schneider, Special Events Assistant . . . . . 1404 . . . . dschneider@jccotp.org
                                                                                                                   THERAPEUTIC NURSERY
EARLY CHILDHOOD                                                                                                    Lois Mendelson, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1497 . . . lmendelson@jccotp.org
Felicia Glantz, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1430 . . . . . . . fglantz@jccotp.org             Anita Miller, Assistant Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1498 . . . . . . . amiller@jccotp.org
Sheryl Lauchheimer, Program Supervisor . . . . . 1431 . . slauchheimer@jccotp.org                                  Gineen Weiss, Registrar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1439 . . . . . . . gweiss@jccotp.org
Debra Prince, Program Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . 1432. . . . . . . dprince@jccotp.org
Lisa Isadore, Program Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . 1433 . . . . . . lisadore@jccotp.org                      THURNAUER SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Vicky Connolly, Nurse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1434 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Dorothy Roffman, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1460 . . . . . droffman@jccotp.org
Franci Steinberg, Administrative Assistant . . . . . 1435 . . . . . fsteinberg@jccotp.org                          Michael Reingold, Assistant Director . . . . . . . . . 1461 . . . . mreingold@jccotp.org
Shuli Rombauts, Administrative Assistant . . . . . 1436 . . . . srombauts@jccotp.org                               Jacqueline Guttman, Development Director . . . 1462 . . . . . jguttman@jccotp.org
Lisa Sternbach, Parenting Center Coordinator . 1437 . . . . lsternbach@jccotp.org                                  Jessica Johnson, Communications Manager . . . 1464. . . . . . jjohnson@jccotp.org
Tina Schweid, Special Events Coordinator . . . . . 1438. . . . . . tschweid@jccotp.org                             Leslie Jones, Administrative Assistant . . . . . . . . 1465 . . . . . . . . ljones@jccotp.org
                                                                                                                   Mimoza Necaj, Registrar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1466 . . . . . . . mnecaj@jccotp.org
FACILITY MANAGEMENT                                                                                                Les Vrtiak, Outreach Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . 1463 . . . . . . . lvrtiak@jccotp.org
Paul Costa, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1416. . . . . . . . pcosta@jccotp.org
Chris Parrilli, Assistant Supervisor. . . . . . . . . . . . 1417 . . . . . . cparrilli@jccotp.org                  WELLNESS
Gayle Hackel, Room Reservations. . . . . . . . . . . . 1483. . . . . . . ghackel@jccotp.org                        Linda Berkowitz, Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1479 . . . . lberkowitz@jccotp.org
                                                                                                                   Ofira Mor, Medical Consultant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1477 . . . . . . . . omor@jccotp.org
FITNESS
Roberto Santiago, Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1481 . . . . . rsantiago@jccotp.org
Roberto Gonzalez, Assistant Director . . . . . . . . . 1476 . . . . . rgonzalez@jccotp.org                          DIRECT DIAL
Irene Apostolopoulos, Administrative Assistant . 1472 iapostolopoulos@jccotp.org
                                                                                                                    For direct dial please dial 201.408 plus person’s 4-digit extension.
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Registration Information                                                                                                                      vnarv
ON LINE AND MAIL IN REGISTRATION
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 bwilson@jccotp.org or call 201.569.7900, ext. 212 to
tion to efrankel@jccotp.org or call 201.408.1443.                           create an account for registering on-line.


MAIL IN
                                                                           OVERPAYMENTS
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
credit card.
                                                                           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
   rfried@jccotp.org or efrankel@jccotp.org
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_____________________________________________
                                                                                     (Required)

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.