2009 J-Cabaret is Back_ MARvelous Scholarships

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					Shevat –Adar 5769
Volume XXX, No. 6
                                 J-Cabaret is Back!
                                 Bring the family to spend an evening with local
February                         Jewish guitar hero Adam Levy. His latest effort,
                                 Bunny Clogs, is aimed at kids of ALL ages!
                                 Sat., February 21, 7 p.m.
                                 $5 JCC members ages 2 and up; $8 community
                                 (under 2 are welcome and FREE)
Tu B’Shvat
Tu B’Shvat, or the “New          Adam Levy is a hard-working musician. His band, the
Year of the Trees,” is           Honeydogs, a staple of the Twin Cities music scene since
Jewish Arbor Day. The            1994, has earned the respect of fans, critics and musicians
holiday is observed on           alike for their consistently fresh, smart and catchy records,                 Adam Levy’s grandmother was
the 15th day of the              nine in total. Levy’s influences are wide-ranging. Some put                   skeptical about his pursuit of “Rock and
Jewish month of Sh’vat                                                                                         Roll” but we’re confident that she is
                                 them in the alt(ernative)-country category, but there’s a healthy             shepping naches in heaven right now (Got
(this year landing on            dose of Beatles and Elvis Costello, a touch of smoldering                     Yiddish? She’s proud of him!)
February 9). Tu B’Shvat
                                 cabaret, a dash of punk, and a lot of poetry and philosophy.
was originally an agri-
cultural festival, marking       Not much bubble gum here. In fact, one reviewer recently
the emergence of spring.         commented that Levy’s vocabulary may be the most advanced
After the destruction of         in rock music with words like: double-helix, algorithm, placebo,
the Temple in 70 C.E.,           zeitgeist and apotheosis sprinkled into his lyrics. Adam Levy
this holiday became a            has shown time and again that he has something genuine to
way for Jews to connect          say about today’s world, be it Darfur, American excess, or the
to their homeland by eat-        corporate recording industry.
ing foods that are found
in Israel. Tu B’Shvat            Now, as part of the group Bunny Clogs, his latest side project,
has also become a tree           Levy has completed his first children’s record. And it’s not your
planting festival in Israel,     run-of the-mill kids’ music. Levy describes Bunny Clogs’ first
in which both Israelis and       CD, “More! More! More!” as Shel Silverstein-meets-Prince
Jews around the world            surreal dance fun: part comedy record with weird characters,
plant trees in honor or in
                                 part dance party, and part subtle message of peace, love and                  Songs from Bunny Clogs’ first CD, “More!
memory of a loved one or                                                                                       More! More!” will be featured during the
                                 positive gastronomy. Catch this rare solo show featuring songs
                                                                                                               February 21 J-Cabaret concert.
                                 from “More! More! More!” as well as new songs from the Hon-
SHABBAT CANDLE                   eydogs’ latest release, “Sunshine Committee,” at the St. Paul
LIGHTING TIMES                   JCC on Saturday, February 21. You’ll see why Adam Levy has
February 6, 5:09 p.m.            become one of the Twin Cities’ most venerated musicians!
February 13, 5:19 p.m.
                                 J-Cabaret is co-sponsored by the Fanny and Maurice Birnberg Cultural Arts Fund, the Gertrude and Solomon Pogoriler
February 20, 5:29 p.m.           Cultural Arts Fund of the St. Paul JCC Endowment Funds, as well as the Jewish Singles Collaborative.
February 27, 5:39 p.m.

 INSIDE                          MARvelous Scholarships
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                                 to school, but not sure it could be affordable? Apply for the
                                                                                                               Attention Parents of
 Living......................3                                                                               Children in Kindergarten
                                 St. Paul JCC’s MARvelous Education Scholarship!
 Adults.....................4                                                                                  through 6th Grade!
                                 Scholarships provide assistance to JCC members or staff
 Children and                    for post-secondary education.                                             February 21 is also the last Parents’
 Families..................8                                                                               Night Out of the season with a lock-
                                 Applications are available online at or
                                                                                                             in starting at 9 p.m. Come for the
 Teens and                       at the JCC front desk; application deadline is March 13,
                                                                                                           J-Cabaret and leave your kids at the
 Families..................9     2009.
                                                                                                               Center! See details on page 8.
 Calendar of                     For more information, contact Fred Haeusler at
 Events..................12      651-255-4739 or
  Do Summer!                                          Heart Month Aquatics
                                                                                                    Corporate Support for
                                                                                                    the St. Paul JCC
 (St. Paul JCC Style)                                 February is heart month and in order          Thank you to the following compa-
                                                      to encourage everyone to work out             nies who have provided generous

Summer Programs                                       that most important muscle, your
                                                      heart, the Aquatics department is
                                                                                                    support to the St. Paul JCC’s pro-
                                                                                                    grams and services*:
   Kickoff for:                                       offering a challenge. Every time you
                                                      come to the pool for any activity, put
                                                                                                    Gold Sponsors:
                                                                                                    Collins Electrical Construction Co.
       Camp Butwin                                    your name into our fish tank. At the
                                                                                                    Olympic Wall Systems
                                                      end of the month, 18 lucky names
      Camp Centerland                                 will be drawn for a heart-healthy gift        Bronze Sponsors:
        Camp Artzi                                    pack including a JCC fleece scarf             Convergent Solutions Group
                                                      and good-for-your-heart dark                  HLB Tautges Redpath, Ltd.
       Sports Camps                                   chocolate!                                    Tower Cleaning Systems
       Swim Camps                                     Contact Robin Feickert, Aquatics              Copper Sponsors:
        Swim Team                                     Director, at 651-255-4762 or                  Custom Refrigeration, Inc.
     Swimming Lessons                                             Prime General Contractors
                                                                                                    Tilsner Carton Company
  Sun., February 8,                                                                                  *as of December 26, 2008

   Noon - 2 p.m.                                      Dashing to the Finish Line
                                                      Runners braved icy conditions and single-digit temperatures during the St.
     Sign-up for summer                               Paul JCC’s First Annual Dreidel Dash and Maccabee Mini Mile on December
     programs and enjoy                               28. Over 90 participants came out for the fun, spirited event–60 5K Dreidel
      summer activities:                              Dash runners and over 20 Maccabee Mini Mile participants. Dale Heinen
                                                      took first place in the Dash with a time of 21 minutes. Participants were
       Moon Bounce                                    wowed by the 13th place overall runner, Alexi Rapoport, who is 11 years old!
                                                      Afterward, runners warmed up with post-race food and beverages donated
       Face Painting                                  by Twin City Bagel, Breadsmith and Starbucks. Thanks to Barry Golob of
         Popsicles                                    G2Visual Arts and Barb Brihn for helping with the day’s photography as well.
        Art Project                                   Next year’s event has been set for December 13, 2009 and a planning commit-
                                                      tee will be formed to make it even bigger and better. Interested? Please contact
     • Meet key summer                                Beth Gendler at or 651-255-4736.
program staff and have all
your questions answered!                                   A FREE Membership Year Can Be Yours!
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        kick-off!                                          free visit to a friend, relative, acquaintance—whomever. If they join, you receive
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                          JEWISH LEARNING & LIVING
Interested in Deepening Your                                                          Café V’Ivrit
Understanding of the Current Conflict                                                 Free and open to non-members.
in Gaza? Want to Learn More About the                                                 February 8 and 22, 1 p.m.
                                                                                      Use your Hebrew at the St. Paul JCC’s
Upcoming Israeli Elections?                                                           Café V’Ivrit. We meet on the second and
                                                                                      fourth Sunday of the month. Contact Erez
Tues., February 3 – March 10                                                          Frankel at 651-255-4753 or efrankel@
7:30 p.m., $30 at the St. Paul JCC                                           for more information.
Join us as we welcome noted Israeli professor Dr. Yit-                                Israeli Dancing
zhak Reiter, the University of Minnesota’s Center for                                 Wed., February 4, 11, 18, 25
                                                            Dr. Yitzhak Reiter
Jewish Studies Schusterman Visiting Scholar, who will                                 Class, 7 – 8 p.m.
provide us with a special opportunity to learn more about Israel through his six      Open dance, 8 – 9:30 p.m.
lecture series entitled “Israel and Her Neighbors.” The lectures will address the     $5 member, $8 non-member (per
roots of the Israeli-Arab conflict, question whether the upcoming Israeli elections   class fee)
on February 10 will reveal new leadership, barriers to the Israeli-Palestinian
peace process, and Israel in the eyes of the Arab-Muslim world.                       Master Israeli dance teacher Shira
                                                                                      Schwartz will lead novice and expert
Dr. Reiter teaches in the conflict studies program at the Hebrew University of        dancers alike to join hands in an ever-
Jerusalem and he is a senior lecturer in the Department of Political Science of       expanding repertory of dances, all
Ashkelon Academic College. Through the Center for Jewish Studies, he will             performed with Israeli flair. The Hora?
spend 2008-2009 as a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota. Reiter        That’s just the beginning when it comes
                                                                                      to Israeli dance – and you don’t have to
served between 1978 and 1986 as the Deputy Advisor on Arab Affairs to three
                                                                                      be Jewish to love it! For more information,
Israeli Prime Ministers and he is very active in projects of Jewish-Arab dialogue     please contact Penny Schumacher at 651-
inside Israel. His expertise on Islam and Middle Eastern affairs is often featured    255-4732 or
in the media. He is a senior fellow of think-tanks impacting the Israeli policy on
prospects for the future of Jerusalem and on Arab-Jewish relations. Contact
Penny Schumacher at 651-255-4732 or for more
                                                                                            Library Corner
Interpreting Mumbai: Analyzing Jewish Reactions to the                                      Check out two of our newest
November 2008 Terrorist Attacks
                                                                                            “Shush! A Memoir Growing Up
Wed., February 25, 7 p.m.                                                                   Jewish” by Emil Draitser
$5 member; $8 community                                                                     Hunter College Russian professor
                                                                                            Emil Draitser recalls a post-WWII
From November 26 to November 29, 2008, Indians and Jews watched the                         Odessa youth blighted by a
events in Mumbai, India with more personal stake than did other communi-                    pernicious and pervasive anti-
ties. Not unlike Israel, India has suffered numerous terrorist attacks over the             Semitism that made him ashamed of
past 15 years. However, this attack marked the first time the small but ancient             who he was. Meanwhile, his parents
Indian Jewish community believed that a Jew could be targeted in India simply               longed to connect to their heritage—
for being a Jew. In turn, the relationships which many have sought to cultivate             Draitser’s father saved the peel from
                                                                                            an Israeli orange, and his mother
between India and Israel and Hindus and Jews, were strengthened. This lecture
                                                                                            traveled far and wide to secretly
and discussion will explore the wide range of Jewish responses to the terror-               purchase Passover matzos.
ist attacks and what they may say about Jewish identity and Jewish-Hindu and
Israeli-Indian relationships today.                                                         “From Krakow to Krypton: Jews
                                                                                            and Comic Books” by Arie Kaplan
Shana Sippy is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Religion at Columbia                  Jews created the first comic book,
University in New York City. She is currently completing her dissertation on the            graphic novel, comic book conven-
ways in which Hindus in America are explicitly and implicitly modeling them-                tion, and comic book specialty store.
selves after the Jewish community. She holds a master’s in theological studies              Many of the creators of the most
from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in history and religion from                famous comic books, such as
                                                                                            “Superman,” “Spiderman,” “X-Men,”
Columbia University. Shana brings a personal perspective to this talk as she is
                                                                                            and “Batman,” were Jewish. This
Jewish and Indian; much of her father’s family still lives in the Mumbai neighbor-          book tells their stories, and demon-
hoods where the attacks took place.                                                         strates how they brought a uniquely
RSVP at the front desk by calling 651-698-0751. For more information, contact               Jewish perspective to their work and
                                                                                            to the comics industry as a whole.
Penny Schumacher at 651-255-4732 or

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                                                                                                                   Save the Dates!
                                                                                                             JCC Symphony Orchestra
                                                                                                             Wed., March 11 at 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                               Part II of the Birnberg
                                                                                                             Chamber Music Series, The
                                                                                                               Artaria String Quartet
                                                                                                              Sun., March 29 at 3 p.m.
                                                     Adult Programs
                                                     All programs are for St. Paul JCC                    Adult CPR/AED Class
                                                     members only, unless otherwise noted.                Tues., February 23
                                                     You may e-mail your questions to:                    6 – 10 p.m., $70
                                                     • Barbie Levine,               This American Red Cross class will prepare
                                                     • Beth Gendler,               you to perform CPR and use an Automated
                                                     • Beth Friend,                 External Defibrillator (AED) in a cardiac emer-
Jewish Singles Collaborative                         The Twin Cities Community
Connecting Jewish singles to one another and         Gospel Choir                                         Ten Thousand Things Theater
the community. Monthly social events,                Fri., February 6, 11 a.m. – Noon                     Presents “End Game”
opportunities to join holiday celebrations, and      Free and open to the community.                      Thurs., February 26, 7:30 p.m.
much more for adults in their 20s, 30s, 40s,         The Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir,              Ten Thousand Things Theatre returns to the
and 50+. Contact us for our weekly e-mail            under the direction of Robert Robinson, will         St. Paul JCC with another free production.
updates or monthly newsletter at                     perform a free concert as part of our L’cha          This acclaimed, bare bones Twin Cities theatre                  Dodi (welcoming Shabbat) concert series,             company presents “End Game,” a one-act
                                                     made possible by the generosity of the Yale          play by Samuel Beckett, with an all African-
Discussion, Support Groups &                         Libman Endowment Fund. The concert will be           American cast. Tony-nominated director Marion
Community Assistance                                 a joyous celebration of Black History month,         McClinton looks at this classic match between
                                                     performed by this award-winning, diverse             Hamm, the blind master who cannot stand up
Depression, Bipolar Support Group                    community choir. Robinson has been called            and his servant, Clov, who cannot sit down.
Ongoing, first and third Wed. of the month.          the Twin Cities’ “Pavarotti of Gospel” and has       Ten Thousand Things Theatre has a mission
Free and open to non-members.                        performed with such greats as Aretha Franklin,       to bring lively, intelligent theatre to people who
Marjorie Sigel from Jewish Family Service of         Jermaine Jackson, Prince, and the Clark Sis-         may have little access to the arts. The com-
St. Paul facilitates this support group for people   ters. For 15 years Robert toured with nationally     pany performs at homeless shelters, prisons
dealing with depression and other depressive         celebrated pianist Lorie Line as the featured        and social service centers. This is your chance
disorders and their support givers. Call             soloist. Reservations necessary at the front         to find out about the unique role Ten Thousand
Marjorie Sigel at 651-698-0767 for more              desk by February 2.                                  Things plays in the Twin Cities arts community.
                                                     “A Delicate Balance” at the Guthrie
Jewish Alzheimer’s Caregivers                        Wed., February 11, Noon – 4 p.m.
Support Group                                        $20 includes ticket and transportation.
Last Tues. of each month at Mount Zion               When he arrived on the American theater
Temple.                                              scene, Edward Albee made certain his voice
Free and open to non-members.                        was heard loudly, clearly and often. Albee has
Group provides information and support to            won countless awards for his plays, including
caregivers and is offered through the Mental         his first of three Pulitzer Prizes for “A Delicate
Health Education Project, Jewish Family              Balance.” The setting for this classic study of
Service of St. Paul, Mount Zion Temple and           a dysfunctional American family is the living
the Alzheimer’s Association of Minnesota and         room of a suburban house in the Northeast,
North Dakota. For more information call 651-         owned by Tobias and his wife Agnes. With four
698-0767.                                            bedrooms and a well-stocked liquor cabinet,
Women for Sobriety Support Group                     their home provides a refuge and a measure
Ongoing, Thurs., 6 - 7 p.m.                          of comfort as they enter the later years of their
Helping women to recover from addiction.             lives. But when unexpected visitors arrive on
                                                     the scene, the household is thrown into turmoil
                                                     and many well-masked feelings are finally
                                                     vented. Gary Gisselman (“A Christmas Carol,”
                                                     “Lost in Yonkers”) directs Albee’s vivid portrait
                                                     of an American family, and the sparks that fly                 The Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir, under
                                                     within it. Reservations necessary at the front                 at the St. Paul JCC on February 6, 2009. This co
                                                     desk by February 2.

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           Interest Groups                                  Volunteer Corps – EYE Vision
           NEW! Road Scholars – Seminar                     Wed., February 25, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
           and Lunch with Ted Bowman                        Free.
           Wed., February 18, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.            Make a difference in the eyes of a child. Assist
           NOTE NEW DATE AND TIME.                          with vision screenings at Anishinabe Academy
           $25 includes presentation, transportation and    in Minneapolis. New volunteers are always
           lunch.                                           welcome. Transportation and on-the-job
           Ted Bowman, educator, author, professor and      training provided. Call Beth Gendler at 651-
           dynamic speaker, will talk about “The Grief of   255-4736 by February 23 to register.
           Multiple Losses,” at the Pool and Yacht Club
           in Lilydale. Afterward, choose from pasta pri-   Film & Discussion – “Young at
           mavera, strawberry chicken salad or a turkey     Heart”
           sandwich for lunch. Hosted by River Bluffs       Wed., February 4, 10 a.m. – Noon                   smuggling others add spice. This book has it
           Village in partnership with the St. Paul JCC.    Free and open to non-members.                      all—colorful visuals, sensuous descriptions,
           Reservations necessary at the front desk by      This film documents the true story of the final    and the mythic clash of good and evil. New
           February 11.                                     weeks of rehearsal for the Young at Heart          members always welcome. Call Beth Friend at
                                                            Chorus in Northampton, Mass., whose average        651-255-4735 for more information.
           NEW! Bridge Group                                age is 81. Many of its members must over-
           Wed., Noon – 2 p.m.                              come health adversities to participate. Their      B’Yad V’Lev: “By Hand and Heart”
           Free.                                            music is unexpected, going against the stereo-     – A Craft Workshop for Adults
           Join this informal group for cards, coffee and   type of their age group, performing songs by       Ongoing, Tues. and Thurs., 10 a.m. - Noon
           camaraderie. All levels are welcome. Bring       James Brown and Sonic Youth. Although they         Free and open to non-members.
           your lunch if you like. No reservations neces-   have toured Europe and sang for royalty, this      Participants create quality craft items and
           sary.                                            account focuses on preparing new songs for         Judaica that are sold locally. Project is funded
                                                            a concert in their home town, which succeeds       in part by the St. Paul JCC’s Calmenson
           Volunteer Corps at People Serving
                                                            in spite of several real heartbreaking events.     Family Fund, Henle Fund, Shores Family
                                                            Reservations necessary at the front desk by        Fund, UJFC, and private donors. Call Barbie
           Mon., February 2, 3:45 – 6 p.m.
                                                            February 2.                                        Levine or Carol Zuckman for more details.
           Help serve dinner at People Serving People in    Women’s Roundtable –                               Creative Writing Workshop
           downtown Minneapolis. On-the-job training and    Service Witness: A Trip to Africa                  Ongoing, Mon., 10:30 a.m. – Noon
           transportation provided. No experience neces-    Mon., February 23, 9:15 a.m.                       Funded by the Frances and Ted Shuirman
           sary. New members always welcome. Call Beth      $2 for program and breakfast.                      Endowment Fund and the Calmenson
           Gendler by February 1 at 651-255-4736.           Amy Lange—midwife by training, political           Family Fund. This is a laugh-loving, comfort-
                                                            activist by passion—shares stories and photos      able group for those who want to write. If
                                                            of an amazing synagogue trip to Rwanda and         interested, call Deborah Chapdelaine at 651-
                                                            Uganda. In Rwanda, group members worked            698-0751.
                                                            with an organization serving women and girls       Door-to-Door Transportation
                                                            infected with HIV and were the first group to      Between your home and St. Paul JCC
                                                            say Kaddish at the Genocide Museum. In             programs. Register at the front desk or call
                                                            Uganda, they worked with community health          651-698-0751.
                                                            and educational programs like Mirembe
                                                            Kawomera, the interfaith coffee collective; and    Men’s Club
                                                            spent Shabbat with the Abayudaya, the
                                                                                                               Mon., February 2, 9 a.m.
                                                            Ugandan Jewish community.
                                                                                                               David Harris will speak about RIMON, the Twin
                                                            JCC Book Club – “Rio Grande Fall”                  Cities’ Jewish arts collaborative.
                                                            Thurs., February 26, 10 a.m.                       Mon., February 9, 9 a.m.
                                                            Free.                                              Laura Zelle will speak about “Tolerance
                                                            We are reading the mystery adventure, “Rio         Minnesota” and the Jewish community’s
                                                            Grande Fall,” by acclaimed Chicano writer          response and action on issues of racism and
                                                            Rudolfo Anaya. Private investigator Sonny          prejudice.
                                                            Baca, a 30-ish Mexican American with deep
                                                            cultural roots in New Mexico, uses his develop-    Mon., February 16, 9 a.m.
                                                            ing spiritual powers to halt a vengeful cult       Celebrate Black History Month with a
                                                            leader’s rampage. The game-playing bad guy,        presentation and discussion about the history
                                                            Raven, challenges Baca by killing a visiting       of African-American and Jewish relationships.
r the direction of Robert Robinson, will perform            balloonist at Albuquerque’s balloon fiesta.        Mon., February 23, 10 a.m.
oncert is free and open to the community.
                                                            Baca’s restaurant-owning girlfriend, homeless      Men’s Roundtable. Timely topic to be
                                                            Hispanics, an exotic curandera, and drug           announced.

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                                                    Changing Shapes Parenting                           Muscular Strength and Range of
                                                    Fitness Class                                       Motion (Low Intensity)
                                                    Open to non-members.                                Ongoing, Mon., Wed., and Fri.,
                                                    Ongoing, Tues. and Thurs., 10:45 a.m. – Noon        10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
                                                    in the group fitness studio.                        Located in the auditorium.
                                                    Class for women during their childbearing           Have fun and move to music through a
                                                    years. Medical clearance required. Call Mary        variety of exercises designed to increase
                                                    Dirksen at 651-698-0751, ext. 727 with              muscular strength, range of movement,
                                                    questions. Offered in collaboration with The        and activity for daily living skills. Handheld
Aquatics, Sports, Wellness &                        Birth Center of United and Children’s Hospitals.    weights, elastic tubing, and a ball are
                                                    Member: $50 for 10 sessions; Non-member:            offered for resistance. A chair is used for
Fitness for Adults                                                                                      seated and/or standing support.
                                                    $65 for 10 sessions.
All programs are for St. Paul JCC
                                                    Senior Fit (Moderate Intensity)                     SilverSneakers® Strength Circuit
members only, unless otherwise noted.
You may contact the following                       Ongoing, Mon., Wed., and Fri., 8 - 9 a.m.           This award-winning program enables older
individuals in these areas of fitness:              Located in Group Fitness Studio.                    adults to take charge of their health and
• Cynthia Mueller, group exercise classes,          Sixty-minute class geared to the needs of           maintain active, independent lives. For a
wellness classes and wellness programs,             the active older adult. The cardio workout is       complimentary training session, contact the, 651-255-4763                followed by exercises that increase muscu-          Fitness Center at 651- 698-0751, ext. 707.
• Travis Pugliese, Fitness Center, personal         lar strength, range of motion, balance, and
                                                    posture. This class is good for the beginner       Tae Kwon Do Karate
training, and Pilates reformer, fitness pro-
                                                    exerciser, but all fitness levels are welcome.     Tues. and Thurs.,
grams, and Men’s Health Center, tpugliese@
                                                                                                       Member, $60; Non-member, $90, 651-255-4764                         Senior Fit Express and Pedal                       For beginner, intermediate and advanced
• Ann Johnson, sports and recreation pro-           Pushers Return for the Season                      students 12 and older. This Korean-style of
grams,, 651-255-4766         (Moderate Intensity)                               karate is an excellent conditioning and self
• Robin Feickert, aquatics, water fitness,          Ongoing, Thurs., 8 – 8:45 a.m.                     defense sport appropriate for both male and, 651-255-4762               Located in group exercise studio.                  female participants. Contact Ann Johnson,
• Barb Brihn, Pro Shop and Women’s Health           Shortened format exercise class may include        Athletic Director, at 651-255-4766 or
Center,, 651-255-         circuit, core development, indoor cycle, step,
4765                                                salsa movements, and other formats for the
                                                    active older adult. Pedal Pushers, group cycle     Due to Popular Demand...
   Frozen Feet Invitational
                                                    for active older adults, is offered the third      Adult Logrolling Begins in Feb!
 Logrolling Tournament!
                                                    Thursday of the month.                             2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
 The 5th Annual Frozen Feet Invitational will
                                                                                                       beginning February 10, 8:45-9:30 p.m.
 be held Sunday, February 15 from 1 – 5             Free Fitness Program for Jewish                    Free!
 p.m. Registration forms are available in the       Adults with Disabilities                           Have you wanted to try this great activity that
 Pro Shop. Sign-up and join others from the         Open to any Jewish person in the Twin Cities       all of the JCC kids are doing? Now’s your
 Sabes JCC and Wisconsin in this unique             area, by appointment. This fitness program         chance! Come and give it a try! Contact Robin
 sport. Spectators are welcome! Please              provides Jewish adults with developmental          Feickert, Aquatics Director, at 651-255-4762 or
 note: the pool will be unavailable                 disabilities or special needs the opportunity
 for open swim until the tournament                                                           with questions.
                                                    to work one-on-one with a personal trainer at
 ends.                                                                                                 Coming back in March: St. Paul
                                                    no cost. Cost is paid through the Adults with
                                                    Disabilities Endowment Fund through United         JCC Racquetball Ladder
Group Exercise Classes                                                                                 March 15 – April 19
                                                    Jewish Fund and Council. Arrangements can
Check out the fall group exercise schedule                                                             Members only, $5
                                                    be made for a nonmember to have his or her
online at Current schedules                                                         A 6-week racquetball ladder where players
                                                    St. Paul JCC membership paid for. Contact
and descriptions are also available at the front                                                       are divided by skill level. Participants will
                                                    Ann Hoffer at 651-255-4759 or
desk, Pro Shop, exercise studios and fitness                                                           complete one match per week against other
                                           for more details.
center.                                                                                                players within their skill level. Results will be
  Guided Exercise Program                                                                              turned into the Athletic Director and updated
 Ongoing, Tues. and Thurs., 10:45 - 11:45 a.m., in the fitness center.                                 weekly. For more information, contact Ann
 For seniors with chronic health challenges who want to exercise and socialize with friends.           Johnson, Athletic Director, at 651-255-4766 or
 Medical clearance required before participating. Contact Cynthia Mueller at 651-255-4763 or  Registration form and Cost is $5 per visit.                                                         payment due by March 11.

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Fitness Services                                    Spa Services
To schedule an assessment, call the                 Massage Therapy
Fitness Center at 651-698-0751, ext. 707.           Call the Pro Shop at 651-698-0751, ext. 705
The JCC Fitness Department offers the follow-       to schedule a massage appointment. Massage
ing services to members. Take advantage of          tickets are purchased at the front desk and
the following at no charge:                         presented to the therapist at the time of the
• Introduction/Orientation to the                   appointment. Non-members must be accom-
Fitness Center                                      panied by a member to use massage services.
• Basic Fitness Program Set up                      24-hour cancellation required.
• Blood Pressure Check                              Rates:
• Flexibility Assessment                            Health Center Member / JCC Member:
                                                    • 1/2 hour: $35 • 1/2 hour: $45
Personal Training
                                                    • 1 hour: $50 • 1 hour: $65
By appointment. To get connected with a
                                                    • 1 1/2 hour: $75 • 1 1/2 hour: $100
trainer, contact Travis Pugliese, Fitness Center    All massage services are subject to
Director, at 651-255-4764 or tpugliese@             Minnesota state sales tax.
Individual:                                            Wellness Specialty Classes
• 30-minute session: $30                               Winter Session II: March 1 - May 1, 2009 (no classes April 9, 10, 15
• ten 30-minute sessions: $275                         and 16; no evening classes April 8 and 14)
• 1-hour session: $50
• ten 1-hour sessions: $425                            Open to non-members.
Dual Partner:                                          Registration opens February 8. Stop by or contact the front desk to register. Full class
• three 1-hour sessions: $180                          descriptions can be found at, the front desk, Pro Shop, or outside the
• ten 1-hour sessions: $550                            studios and Fitness Center. Contact Cynthia Mueller, Health and Fitness Director, at 651-
                                                       255-4763 or for details.
Pilates Reformer Sessions
Contact Travis Pugliese, Fitness Center                Fees:
Director, at 651-255-4764 or tpugliese@                Member / Non-member          7 classes, $52.50 / $87.50 to schedule an appointment.                                           8 classes, $60 / $100
Fees:                                                                               9 classes, $67.50 / $112.50
• 1-hour session: $60                                 Beginning Flow Yoga                              Beginning Pilates Mat
• three 1-hour sessions: $160                         Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (8 classes)           Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. (8 classes)
• five 1-hour sessions: $250                                                                           Thursdays, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. (7 classes)
                                                      Continuing Flow Yoga
Dual Pilates session (bring a friend), 2
                                                      Sundays, 10 - 11 a.m. (9 classes)                Intermediate Pilates Mat
machines, 2 people, 1 instructor
                                                      Mondays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (9 classes)            Mondays, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. (9 classes)
• 1-hour session: $65 ($32.50/person)                                                                  Thursdays, 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. (7 classes)
                                                      Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (7 classes)
• three 1-hour sessions: $195
($97.50/person)                                       Intermediate/Advanced Flow Yoga                  Advanced Pilates Mat
                                                      Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (7 classes)          Thursdays, 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. (7 classes)
Nutrition Services                                                                                     Pilates Mat Sculpt
                                                      Sunrise Yoga
Contact Sue Parks, registered dietician,              Mondays, 6:15 - 7:15 a.m. (9 classes)            Tuesdays, 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. (8 classes)
at 651-698-0751, ext. 484.                            Thursdays, 6:15 - 7:15 a.m. (7 classes)          Wednesdays, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. (7 classes)
New Leaf™ Fitness and Weight                          Lunchtime Yoga                                   NIA
Management Packages                                   Wednesdays, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. (7 classes)        Mondays, 7 - 8 p.m. (9 classes)
Exercise smarter, not harder, and fuel correctly                                                       Wednesdays, 7 - 8 p.m. (7 classes)
for your metabolism to meet your nutrition
                                                                                                       T’ai Chi Chih
                                                                                                       Thursdays, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. (7 classes)
Resting Metabolic Assessment
Measure the calories the body uses for fuel at      SilverSneakers® February Promotion - Heart at Work
rest, plus the type of calories your body prefers   During the month of February come to the JCC 10 times and receive a prize!
to burn. Initial test, $145; retest, $90.           Some of the things you can do include;
                                                             • MSROM Classes                     Mon., Wed., Fri., 10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Individual Fitness Assessment                                • Golden Waves H2O Classes Tues. and Thurs., 10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Measure oxygen intake and carbon dioxide                     • SilverSneakers® Training Circuit in the Fitness Center
output while exercising to determine optimal                 • Attend a creative writing class, film discussion, book group, lecture,
training zone. Initial test, $150; retest, $95                 concert, play bridge or visit the library
Weight Loss Training                                The possibilities are endless! Every time you visit is a chance toward winning a
Includes Resting Metabolic Rate test, Body Fat      prize. Visits must have a 2-hour gap between check-in and some activities
Analysis, Submax VO2, Heart Rate Monitor,           require registration. For more information or to get started, contact Cynthia
one time material fee, and one hour Assess-         Mueller, Health & Fitness Director, at 651-255-4763 or
ment Consultation with counselor for $400.
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                                                                      “Big Bad Musical” 3rd and 4th Grade Play Rehearsal Schedule
                                                                      Sundays, 3 – 5 p.m.
                                                                      (February 1, 8, 15, 22)
                                                                                                         Performance Schedule:
                                                                      Mondays, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
                                                                                                         Friday, March 6, School Show, 10:30 a.m.
                                                                      (February 2, 9, 16, 23)
                                                                                                         Saturday, March 7, Opening Night, 8 p.m.
                                                                      Tech Week:
                                                                                                         Sunday, March 8, 3:30 p.m.
                                                                      Sunday, March 1, 1 – 5 p.m.
                                                                      Monday, March 2, 5:30 – 9 p.m
                                                                      Tuesday, March 3, 5:30 – 9 p.m. (parent picture night, performance at 7 p.m.)

                                                     Aquatics, Sports, Wellness &                        Basketball Award Program
                                                                                                         March 8 at 7 p.m.
                                                     Fitness for Children
                                                                                                         All youth participants will be honored for their
                                                     Private Swim Lessons                                efforts. This is a free program and will be held
                                                     Available for $25 per half hour for one student     in the St. Paul JCC auditorium. No registration
Child Care                                           with semi-private lessons at $30 per half hour      is required.
Contact Stacy Dockman at 651-255-4757                for two or three swimmers of similar skill level.
for more information on the following                                                                    Racquetball Lessons for Adults,
                                                     Contact Robin Feickert at 651- 255-4762 or
child care programs.                                                                                     Teens and Children
                                            for more details.
                                                                                                         Members only.
Reserved Babysitting Hours                                                                               Now available. Contact Ann Johnson, Athletic
Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.,                         New Swim Testing Enhancement                       Director, at 651-255-4766 or ajohnson@
$2 per hour/per child                                 Effective March 1                         for more information. $35 per
For children 6 weeks through 6 years old in           In an effort to continue to make the St Paul       hour/1person; $56 per hour/2 people.
Room 104 while parent is at the St. Paul JCC.         JCC pool the safest possible, we will be
Reservations accepted 48 hours in advance by                                                             Gym Games for Youth and Families
                                                      starting a new swim testing procedure.
calling the front desk at 651-698-0751.                                                                  Members only.
                                                      Effective March 1, anybody under the age of
                                                                                                         Exercise with your kids without even knowing
Infant/Toddler Care                                   13 will need to have a wrist band in order to
                                                                                                         it! Join us for fun and games in the JCC gym.
Mon. - Fri., 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.                       swim in the deep end of the pool.
                                                                                                         Come for one hour per week to participate
Members only.                                         In order to obtain a wrist band, a swimmer         in games ranging from kickball or GaGa to
Children 6 weeks - 36 months. 2, 3, and 5 day         must be able to swim the width of the pool         dodgeball!
packages available.                                   doing the front crawl with their face in the
                                                                                                         Family Night
                                                      water. A master list will be kept in the pro
Programs & Activities                                 shop and when checking-in a swimmer will
                                                                                                         Sundays, March 22 – April 19 (no class April
                                                                                                         12), 12:30 -1:30 p.m., $5 per family
Sibshops                                              be given a wrist band if they are on the list of
Ongoing. First and second Tues. of each               individuals who have passed the test.              Youth Night (ages 9 – 12)
month.                                                                                                   Thursdays, March 26 – April 30 (no class April
                                                      The list will initially contain the names of all
Tues., February 3, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Ages 6-8                                                                9 and 16), 6-7 p.m., $2 per participant
                                                      swimmers who have participated in Level
Tues., February 10, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Ages 9-12                                                              For more information, contact Ann Johnson,
                                                      4 or higher swimming lessons at the JCC
Free for JCC or Arc member; non-member,                                                                  Athletic Director, at 651-255-4766 or
                                                      during 2008. A swimmer may take the test at
                                                      any time with the lifeguard on duty and their
Activities and support for children who have          name will be added to the list in the pro shop     Tae Kwon Do Karate
a sibling(s) with disabilities. Join other kids to    if they successfully pass the swim test.           See listing on page 6 for details.
socialize, have fun and discuss the challenges
and joys of having a sibling with a disability.       Please contact Robin Feickert, Aquatics
                                                      Director, at 651-255-4762 or rfeickert@
Parents’ Night Out                           with any questions.
February 21, 9 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Lock-In at the St. Paul JCC.
Come and spend the night at the JCC! We will
have an old-fashioned slumber party—movies,             School’s Out—We’re In Days:
Wii, games in the gym and more! Register at             Members only.
the front desk by February 16.                          Full-day vacation program provided whenever area elementary schools are closed for
Ages Kindergarten through 6th grade.                    holidays, conferences or in-service meetings. Contact Cheryl Kerner for registration details
$10 per child.                                          at 651-255-4769 or
Note: this is the last Parents’ Night Out               February 13     No School Talmud Torah            Great River Water Park in St. Paul
of the season.                                          February 16     All School Release Day            Winter Fun Day at Camp Butwin
                                                        February 17     No School Talmud Torah            Color Me Mine in Woodbury
                                                        February 27     No School Mendota Schools         Hanging Out at the St. Paul JCC

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Programs & Activities                              Groups
7-UP Afterschool Program                           GLBTQ Teens
Members only in grades 7-9                         Sun., Feb 8, 4-6 p.m.
Mon.-Thurs., 2 - 6 p.m., Fri. 2 - 5 p.m.           The St. Paul JCC teen department supports
7-UP is THE place to hang-out with your            teens who identify as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,
friends after school. Have a snack, check your     Transgender, or who are questioning their
email, finish homework, or enjoy any of our        sexuality. The February meeting of the JCC’s
great daily activities. Supervised by Ben Savin    GLBTQ teen support group will be February 8.
and Teen Director Eve Thomas. Van service          Contact Eve Thomas at 651-255- 4767 or etho-
is available from many schools at $6 per day St. Paul JCC membership
(emergency contact information required).          is not required. All inquiries are confidential.
Contact Eve Thomas at 651-255-4767 or for more details.            Aquatics, Sports, Wellness &
Funding for specialty classes is provided          Fitness for Teens
through the generosity of the Allen Shores                                                                SAVE THE DATE! For Our
Family Fund of the St. Paul JCC Endowment          Tae Kwon Do Karate
                                                   See listing on page 6 for details.                     Upcoming “Twilight” Book
Funds.                                                                                                    Discussion and Pizza Party!
7 Up Activities
                                                   F.I.T. 4 Teens
                                                                                                          Satuday, March 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: DDR and Wii. Come play Dance             St. Paul JCC members 13 – 15 years old who
Dance Revolution and Wii with your friends.        wish to use the fitness center are required to         The Twilight Saga, a series about the love be-
4-5 p.m.                                           complete the F.I.T. 4 Teens program. Individual        tween a teenage girl and a vampire, has quickly
                                                   one-on-one sessions available by appoint-              become a phenomenon with teen audiences.
Wednesdays: Cooking. Enjoy cooking healthy
                                                   ment. Cost is $70 for two 1-hour sessions with         Stephanie Meyer’s books deal with relevant
and delicious snacks. Begins at 3 p.m.                                                                    issues in modern teen relationships such as ab-
Thursdays: Erez says: Explore, experience,         trainer. Contact Travis Pugliese at 651-255-
                                                   4764 or                       stinence, personal safety, relationship dynam-
and enjoy all things Israeli with Erez Frankel,                                                           ics, and role models. Through a facilitated dis-
Israeli Shaliach. 4-5 p.m.                         Basketball Award Program                               cussion, this evening program will look at why
Fridays: Movie. Kick back and enjoy a movie        March 8 at 7 p.m.                                      Edward and Bella’s relationship has captured
after a long week. Starts at 3 p.m.                All youth participants will be honored for their       the hearts of so many teens, which aspects of
Turn Beauty Inside Out                             efforts. This is a free program and will be held       the relationship are healthy and which are un-
Sat., February 14, 6 p.m.- Sun., February 15,      in the St. Paul JCC auditorium. No registration        healthy and how teens feel about the physical
                                                   is required.                                           and emotional relationships represented in the
9 a.m.; Cost, $36
                                                                                                          book. The discussion will take place in a casual
Member girls in grades 6-8.                                                                               format revolving around a make your own pizza
Join Teen Director Eve Thomas and Carly                                                                   and ice cream party. Watch for details in the
Stein of Jewish Family and Children’s Services                                                            next issue of “Attractions.”
for a night of girltastic fun, body image work-
shops and more! For more information contact
Eve Thomas at 651-255-4767 or ethomas@
Dance at Vertical Endeavors
February 7, 7-9 p.m.
7th and 8th graders- Join teens from Mt Zion,
Beth Jacob, Temple of Aaron and Talmud Torah                     Do Summer!
for dancing and climbing at Vertical Endeavors.
For more information contact Eve Thomas at              Check out these fun activities
651-255-4767 or                  and summer camps for teens at
Israeli Dance Party                                           the St. Paul JCC:
Sat., February 28, 8 p.m.- Midnight
                                                              JCC Maccabi ArtsFest™
Grades 9-12
                                                               JCC Maccabi Games®
Cost, $5
No folk dancing here! Come dance to the latest              CIT/Madrich at Camp Butwin
in Israeli hip hop. For more information contact                 Teen Boot Camp
Eve Thomas at 651-255-4767 or ethomas@                             Swim Camp or Erez Frankel at 651-255-4753                      Swim Team
                                                         Visit or call
                                                                                                         Photo by Barry Golob, G2VisualArts
                                                       651-698-0751 for more information.

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Thank You for Your Generous contributions to the
St. Paul JCC Endowment Funds and Special Programs                                                                                     December 1 - 31, 2008

This list acknowledeges with gratitude contributions of   By Hand and Heart Workshop                             General Operating Fund
$10 or more that were received from December 1 - 31,      Dori Denelle                                           • Donation
2008. If we have inadvertently omitted or misspelled        • Donation                                             Hal & Beverly Calmenson
your name, please notify Evie Kamin and we will in-       Barbie Levine & Sara Lynn Newberger                      Mildred Miller
clude it in the next time we acknowledge contributions.     • In honor of Samara Schumacher‘s Bat Mitzvah          Rosemary Palmer
Thank you for your generous support of the St. Paul                                                                Peter Walsh
JCC’s funds and programs.                                 • In memory of Sam Hoffman                               Sheri Wilson
                                                            Elaine Baram & Greg
Sidney P. Abramson Fund                                                                                          Marlene Ibsen of the Travelers Foundation
                                                            Cynthia Lehr & Stephen Brill
• Donation                                                                                                         • In memory of James T. Robb
  Sandra Abramson                                         • In memory of Sharon Weiss
  Norman Abramson                                           Stuart & Janet Goldman                               Michael Benjamin Glaser Fund For
                                                            Gary & Sue Pechter & Family                          Inclusion And Accessibility Programming
Sidney P. Abramson Meditation Garden                                                                             Marshall & Darlene Kaplan
                                                          Calmenson Family Fund for Senior                         • In memory of Michael Benjamin Glaser
Sandra & Edward Abramson                                  Adults                                                 Mike & Sharon Posnansky
                                                          Burt & Lucille Garr                                      • Mazel Tov to Maxine Slobof on being inducted as
  •   In memory of Louis Tallen                             • Wishing Joanie & Alan Levey a happy                     a fellow to the ASHA
                                                                anniversary                                        • With Mazel Tov on Theresa Glaser receiving her
Dr. Richard Adelson Memorial Fund                                                                                     licensure
Jean Adelson                                              • Donation
  • Donation                                                Hal & Beverly Calmenson                              • In honor of Rena Glaser’s special birthday
                                                            Lois Newberger                                         Burt & Lucille Garr
Annual Fund Appeal                                                                                                 Evie & Mel Kamin
Mark Siegel                                               Child Care Scholarship Fund                              Charlie & Janet Leavitt
  • In honor of Janet Leavitt’s birthday                  Burt & Lucille Garr
                                                            • Wishing Barb Godes a happy birthday                Harriet and Peter Glick Camp
• Donation
  Gene Boeckman
                                                                                                                 Scholarship Fund
                                                          Claire and Roy Cohen Youth                             Peter & Harriet Glick
  Marian Doroshow
  Sofya Eliovich                                          Scholarship Fund                                         • In honor of Murray Cooper’s special birthday
  Mitchell & Margie Fink                                  Angelo & Mary Percich
  Thomas & Deborah Frishberg                                • With best wishes for the New Year to Jody          Rose and Isadore Godes Cultural Arts
  Philip & Sheril Gilberstadt                                  Cohen Press & Steve Press                         Fund for Children
  Jerry Helfand & Joan Cleary                               • With best wishes for the New Year to Claire        Rebecca Edelstein
  John & Virignia Kelly                                        Cohen                                               • In memory of Barbara Rosenthal
  Adam Lerner                                             • In honor of Dr. Steven Lucas’s retirement
  Anne & John Levin                                         Claire Cohen                                         Howard Goldberger Endowment Fund
  Michael & Rachel Lewine                                   Steven Press & Jody Cohen Press                      Debbie Goldberger
  Marc & Kathy Manderscheid                                                                                        • Donation
  Minnesota Knitting Mills - Stuart Marofsky              • In memory of Bruce Kuritzky
  Michael & Sagit Rosenberg                                 Claire Cohen                                         Grace D. and Max Granzberg
                                                            Steven Press & Jody Cohen Press
  Rabbi Adam & Cantor Rachel Spilker                                                                             Scholarship Fund
  Peter & Judith Wolf                                                                                            • In memory of Max Granzberg
                                                          Dori Denelle Staff Initiative Fund                       Sally Leafman Appelbaum
Ron and Ruth Bear Memorial Health and                     Dori Denelle
                                                                                                                   Maddy Braufman
                                                            • In honor of Mel Orenstein receiving his master’s
Fitness Fund                                                    degree
                                                                                                                   Dori Denelle
Sol & Debbie Bear                                                                                                  Rebecca Edelstein
                                                            • In honor of Talia & Zoe Milavetz’ B’not Mitzvah
  • Donation                                                                                                       Marilyn & Howard Fischbein
                                                            • In memory of James T. Robb, Jr.
Esther & Jim Paletz                                                                                                Carolyn Fisk
  • In loving memory of Ron & Ruth Bear                                                                            Jeanette & Max Kurnow
                                                          Michael Falk Memorial Special Needs                      Lillian Leafman
Fannie and Maurice Birnberg Cultural                      Fund                                                     Sylvester & Charlotte Price
                                                          • Donation                                               Elaine Rothman
Arts Fund                                                   Betty Falk                                             Marilyn Specktor
• Donation                                                  Robert Falk
  Herman J. Birnberg
  Robert & Eva Launer
                                                            Steven Falk & Eloise Hartmann                        Carol and Marvin Johnson Family
                                                          Burt and Lucille Garr Fund                             Endowment Fund
Herman J. Birnberg Endowment Fund                         Henry & Eleanor Lesser
                                                                                                                 • In honor of Hart Johnson’s special birthday
Herman J. Birnberg                                                                                                 Sally Leafman Appelbaum & Robert Miller
                                                            • In honor of Wendy Ringer’s birthday
  • Donation                                                                                                       Marilyn & Howard Fischbein
                                                          • Wishing Lucille Garr a happy birthday
Brier-Glachman Adult Transportation                         Barry & Rena Glaser                                  Evelyn and Mel Kamin Endowment
                                                            Henry & Eleanor Lesser                               Fund
Arnold & Judy Brier                                       • In honor of Lucille and Burt Garr’s anniversary      Jay & Lori Kamin
  • Donation                                                Barry & Rena Glaser                                    • In honor of Evie & Mel Kamin’s 55th wedding
Barbie Levine & Sara Lynn Newberger                         Henry & Eleanor Lesser                                     anniversary
  • In memory of Bernice Lee                                                                                     Evie & Mel Kamin
                                                          General Endowment Fund                                   • Donation
Jack Butwin Camp Scholarship Fund                         Stephanie Goodman & Mary Ann Reilly                      • In memory of Nancy Roland
Dorothy Lipschultz                                           • In memory of Arthur & Constance Goodman
   • In memory of Babe Golden                             Marvin & Margie Scherzer                               Reuben and Esther Kaplan Fund
   • In memory of Ethel Kline                             •    Donation                                          Harold & Pat Kaplan
Kenneth E. Tilsen & the family of Ed & Esther                                                                      • In memory of Barb Saslow
Tilsen                                                    Lily Ginsberg Fund for Senior Citizens
   • Donation                                             Donald & Rhoda Mains
                                                            • Donation
• In honor of Samara Schumacher’s Bat Mitzvah
  Barry & Alyssa Golob
  Fred Haeusler & Leslie Martin

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Cy Kaster Youth Health & Fitness Fund              Mayeron Family Health and Fitness                      Marjorie Shores-Freeman Fund
Sylvia Gloozman                                    Fund                                                   Merle Lee Freeman
  • In memory of Ruth Novak                        Ethel Mayeron                                            • Donation
• In memory of Ilene Rosenberg                       • Donation
  Sylvia Gloozman                                  Tom Paper                                              Sidney Silberberg, Gail Tilsen
  Barbara Kaster                                     • In memory of Len Mayeron                           Silberberg and Tari Tilsen Memorial
Kleinglass Family Fund                             Maurice M. (Mort) Melamed Children’s                   Laraine & Howard Miller
Steven & Nessa Kleinglass                          Fund                                                     • Donation
  •   Donation                                     Barbara Melamed
                                                     • Donation                                           Sonnie Silverman Children’s Library
Laurie and Joel Kramer Staff                                                                              Fund
Development Fund                                   Mike & Lois Moheban Endowment Fund                     Bill & Gayle Saeks
                                                   Mike & Lois Moheban                                       • In memory of Lorraine Schweitzer
Joel & Laurie Kramer
                                                     • Donation                                           Larry & Honey Zelle
  •   In memory of David Solberg
                                                                                                             • In honor of Della Kurzer Zlotnick’s Bat Mitzvah
                                                   Thomas M. Newman Scholarship Fund                         • Wishing Lorraine Schweitzer a speedy recovery
Pearl and Joseph Krawetz Family                    Essie Mersky & Joanie (Mersky) Campbell
Hebrew Ulpan Fund                                    • In honor of Hughie Klein’s special birthday        Milton G. and Evelyn S. Smith Day Care
Miriam & Robert Bassian & Family
  • In loving memory of David & Dorothy Krawetz    People of the Book Fund                                and Camp Scholarship Fund
                                                                                                          Edith Naomi Smith
Neal & Susan Shapiro                               Ellen & Paul Roitenberg
                                                                                                            • In honor of Howard Tomar’s 60th birthday
•    Donation                                         • Donation
                                                                                                          Judy Smith & Howard Tomar
                                                                                                            • In loving memory of Evelyn Smith
Launer Family Endowment Fund                       Mary and Julius Pertzik Jewish Cultural
Robert & Eva Launer                                Arts Fund                                              Norman S. and Ethel D. Smith Day Care
  • Donation                                       Marvin J Pertzik
                                                     • Donation
                                                                                                          and Camp Scholarship Fund
Leavitt Family Jewish Education Fund                                                                      Norman & Ethel Smith
                                                                                                            • In memory of Max Granzberg
Steve & Cathy Armstrong                            Gertrude and Solomon Pogoriler
   • In honor of Samara Schumacher’s Bat Mitzvah
                                                   Cultural Arts Fund                                     Stanley and Zelda Straus Fund
                                                   Harvey & Diane Pogoriler
Joseph And Anne Levine Memorial                      • Donation
                                                                                                          • Wishing Stan Straus a speedy & complete recovery
                                                                                                            Evie & Mel Kamin
Fund For Jewish Education                                                                                   Jeanette & Max Kurnow
Allen & Nancy Levine
   • In memory of Edith Greengard
                                                   Ida And Leonard Rapoport Cultural Arts
                                                   Fund For New Americans                                 Katherine and Jeffrey Tane Family Fund
                                                                                                          Katherine & Jeffrey Tane
John Levy Memorial Fund for Inclusion              Andrew Rapoport
                                                                                                            • In appreciation to Dori Denelle and wishing her a
                                                     • Donation
and Accessibility                                                                                              wonderful and safe trip
Emmy Lou Jacobson
                                                   Bernice and Bill Rosen Endowment
  • Donation                                                                                              Teachers Fund
                                                   Fund                                                   Kristen & Terry O’Brien
Jeanette I. Litman Fund for Senior                 Bill & Bernice Rosen
                                                                                                             • Donation
                                                      • In memory of Ilene Rosenberg
Programs                                              • In memory of Norman Kozberg
Jeanette Litman                                                                                           Transportation Program
  • In memory of Ilene Rosenberg                                                                          Dori Denelle, Max & Ari Sterenson
                                                   Heath Rosenbloom Youth Athletic                          • In memory of Bernice Kamesar Lee
Maccabi Fund                                       Memorial Fund                                          Rebecca Edelstein
Harry & Nina Rosefelt                              Bill & Nancy Rosenbloom                                  • Wishing Arnie Usem a speedy & full recovery
  • Donation                                          • In memory of Maureen Hunt
                                                                                                          • Donation
                                                   Paul and Connie Ross Endowment                           Sieglinde Gassman
Sylvan and Estelle Mack Public Affairs
                                                                                                            Lois & Tom Shaw
Fund                                               Fund For By Hand and Heart
Judy Mack Goldner                                  Connie Ross                                            Harry and Betty Ward Family Fund for
  • Donation                                         • In memory of Sharon Weiss
                                                                                                          Childcare Scholarships
                                                   Stan Rubin Endowment Fund for                          Jeffrey & Tracie Ward
Mort Madden Todah Rabah Staff Fund
                                                                                                             • Donation
Norma Sue Madden                                   Children and Youth
  • In honor of Robin & Joshua Madden’s            Dori Denelle
                                                                                                          Dr. Jeffrey Weingarten Memorial Fund
                                                      • Wishing Wendy Rubin a full and speedy recovery
                                                   Steve & Wendy Rubin                                    for Holocaust Education
Hattie and Henry Marofsky                             • Donation                                          Stephanie Ross
                                                                                                             • In memory of Leon Weingarten
Administrative Fund
• In honor of Stuart & Joann Marofsky’s move to    Sid Ruderman Intergenerational Fund
  Florida                                          Paul & Dianne Ruderman                                 Zimmerman Tech Stage Fund
                                                     • Donation                                           Fred Haeusler & Leslie Martin
  Edith Marofsky
                                                                                                             • In grateful appreciation of Jesse Zimmerman’s
  Artice & Mort Silverman
                                                   Eve Schnitzer Ettinger, Max Schnitzer,                      20 years of service for the JCC plays
                                                                                                             • In honor of the JCC seniors in “Cabaret”
Sherman and Evelyn Marrinson                       Ann Schnitzer Hymanson and Idellie
Memorial Music Fund                                Schnitzer Osman Camp Fund                              Misc. Donations
Sharon & Bill Torodor                              Ronald & Phyllis Ettinger                              Oren & Sharron Steinfelt
  • Donation                                         • Donation                                             • Donation towards the Meals on Wheels Program

                                                   Allen Shores Family Fund
                                                   Merle Lee Freeman
                                                     • Donation

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        CALENDAR OF ST. PAUL JCC MAJOR                                                                 Your Opinion Counts!
             EVENTS IN FEBRUARY                                                                        The St. Paul JCC is in the process of
                                                                                                       redesigning the Attractions newsletter. Check
           See articles or listings in this issue for specific details.                                out our survey* at
                         “Israel and Her Neighbors”
                                                                                                       and give us your opinion on what we can do to
                                  February 3                                                           make it better. We want to provide our mem-
                    Summer Programs Kickoff Event                                                      bers with the best resources possible and we
                             February 8                                                                value your suggestions. Thanks for helping us
                                                                                                       make the JCC better for YOU!
                           Turn Beauty Inside Out
                                                                                                       *survey will be available until February 28, 2009.
                                February 14
                           Frozen Feet Invitational                                                    Following is the Russian
                                February 15                                                            translation that tells how to learn
                                     J-Cabaret                                                         about JCC activities.
                                    February 21
                               Parents’ Night Out
                                  February 21
                               Israeli Dance Party
                                   February 28

The Dreidel Dash and
Maccabee Mini Mile,
December 28, 2008

*Photographs courtesy of Barry Golob of
G2Visual Arts and Barb Brihn.

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                        Jeff Prauer
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                     Dori Denelle
                  Program Directors
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                    Fred Haeusler
                  Penny Schumacher
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                      Tim Bloom
           Editor and Publications Manager
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