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    • URGH C PITTSB US AT JC S LIKE S TICKET E PIRATE WIN FREPROGRAM GUIDEFALL 2011 SQUIRREL HILLJewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh VOL. 8 NO. 4
    • CONTENTS & HOURS CONTENTS HOLIDAY HOURSFALL 2011 Labor Day After School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Monday, September 5 AgeWell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Fitness facilities open 8 am-2 pm American Jewish Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Family Park in Monroeville Aquatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 11 am-7 pm Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Rosh Hashanah Centerfit Platinum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Buildings close at 5 pm on Children and Teens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Wednesday, September 28 Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Closed Thursday, September 29 Donate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Closed Friday, September 30 Early Childhood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Yom Kippur Group Exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Buildings close at 5 pm on Kehilla (Community). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Friday, October 7 My Baby and Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Closed Saturday, October 8 Personal Training. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Sukkot Preschool Gym . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Buildings close at 5 pm on SilverSneakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Wednesday, October 12 Special Needs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Closed Thursday, October 13 Sports and Rec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Friday, October 14: Partial Opening Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 5:30 am-6 pm (ECDC, Clubhouse, Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 J Cafe, Fitness Center) Youth Basketball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Youth Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Buildings close at 5 pm on Wednesday, October 19 HOURS Closed Thursday, October 20 Friday, October 21: Partial Opening Regular Building Hours 5:30 am-6 pm (ECDC, Clubhouse, Irene Kaufmann Building J Cafe, Fitness Center) Monday-Thursday, 5:30 am*-10 pm Thanksgiving, Friday, 5:30 am-6 pm Thursday, November 24 Saturday, 1-7 pm Fitness facilities open 8 am-2 pm Sunday, 7:45 am-6 pm *Garage entrance only Christmas Saturday, December 24:REGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG Early Childhood Department Open 8 am-6 pm Monday-Friday, 7 am-6 pm Sunday, December 25: Open 8 am-5 pm Alex & Leona Robinson Building Monday, December 26 (observed): Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am-10 pm Open 8 am-5 pm Friday, 7:30 am-6 pm New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Saturday, 1-6 pm Saturday, December 31: Sunday, 8 am-6 pm Open 8 am-6 pm Cashier Hours Sunday, January 1, 2012: Monday-Thursday, 8 am-8 pm Open 8 am-6 pm Friday, 8 am-6 pm Monday, January 2 (observed): Saturday, 1-6 pm Fitness facilities open 8 am- 2 pm Sunday, 8 am-6 pm JCC membership is open to everyone regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation. Center Scene is published quarterly The JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of by the Jewish Community Center of any status or condition protected by applicable Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes federal or state law. Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.2
    • JCCPGH.ORGTO LEARN ABOUT FALL 2011JCC MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT THE JCCVISIT JCCPGH.ORG SCHOLARSHIP FUNDHow to create your online Select the department that you wantaccount: to support:1. Go to JCCPGH.org and click the • JCC Scholarship “Members” link at the top of the page next to the search box • After School Programming2. Click “Create an Account” • AgeWell’s Independent Adult Services3. Choose one of the three “Find Me” • American Jewish Museum options to locate your account • Children, Teens and Families4. Create your user ID and password • Early Childhood Development Center • Emma Kaufmann CampHow to register for a program • Fitness & Wellnessonline: • Day Camps1. Search for programs by interest, age, group or department • Special Needs2. Log in to your account3. Select the person to register by DONATE ONLINE: changing “Buy For” WWW.JCCPGH.ORG4. Check out Your gift makes a difference! For information and to donate, callQuestions? Mayda Roth,Contact Membership Director of Development atServices, 412-521-8011, (412)521-8011, ext. 363 or by email atext. 534. mroth@jccpgh.org. CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSION Like us at JCC Pittsburgh— Win Free Pirates TicketsJCC membership is open to everyone regardless ofrace, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability or MISSIONsexual orientation. STATEMENTThe JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer anddoes not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of To advance our vision of an exemplary,any status or condition protected by applicable thriving, engaged community rooted infederal or state law. Jewish values, the JCC of Greater Pittsburgh’s mission is to enrich our community by creating an environment that strengthens the physical, intellectual and spiritual well being of individuals and families. 3
    • K’HILLAH (COMMUNITY) PROGRAMS WITH Judaism 101: Come and LearnFALL 2011 RABBI DONNI the Basics For anyone interested in Judaism, this AARON class will give you a chance to learn For the listed programs, please RSVP to some of the basics, such as the calendar, Rabbi Donni Aaron at daaron@jccpgh.org holidays, Shabbat, prayer, and life cycle or call ext. 215. rituals. Coffee, Tea and Snacks with Tuesday, November 15, 10-11 am the Rabbi Wednesday, November 16, 7-8 pm or Sunday, November 20, 4-5 pm Come and shmooze with Rabbi Donni No fee Aaron, Jewish Educator of the JCC. Tuesdays, 9:30 am September 13-November 29 Judaism 102: But Wait… No fee; no need to register There’s More Room 202 For those familiar with the basics of Judaism; a chance to study Bible, rabbinic texts, theology, Jewish LGBT Focus Group denominations and Israel. The JCC is developing an LGBT Focus Group that is committed to promoting Monday, December 5, 10-11 am perspectives of lesbian, gay, bisexual Sunday, December 11, 4-5 pm and transgendered persons. This group or Wednesday, December 14, 7-8 pm will serve as a medium for the No fee discussion of goals, issues and the creation of programs at the JCC related Pizza In The Hut to gender and sexuality. Please join us in celebrating the harvest Wednesday, September 14 holiday of Sukkot while also enjoying a 7-8 pm pizza dinner. The meaning of Sukkot will No fee; open to the community. be discussed and there will also be an opportunity to discuss how we can relate to this holiday in modern times. Current Events Class Hear guest rabbis discuss politics, both Tuesday, October 18 domestic and international, led by 6-7:30 pm rabbis in our community. No feeREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG Fridays, 10:30-11:30 am Room 307; no fee Parshat HaShavua Come and learn about the Torah portion of the week. We will look at the Got Shabbat? traditional meaning as well as how it Great Shabbat related program for you influences our lives today. and your little ones. Learn, celebrate, craft and snack with us! Wednesdays September 7-December 14 Saturday, October 15 10-11 am 4 pm, Levinson Hall No fee Free and open to the community.4
    • K’HILLAH (COMMUNITY)Where Jewish Liturgy Meets Pittsburgh Jewish FALL 2011Modern Music Music FestivalExperience how modern day musicians Annual summer concert series.are creating uplifting and exciting musicfor our ancient prayer services. We will PJ Librarylisten and learn about moderncomposers such as Debbie Friedman, For children between the ages of 6Craig Taubman and Rick Recht. months and 5 ½ years. Enrollment is FREE. Each child receives a JewishTuesday, October 4, 10-11 am children’s book or CD every month.or Monday, November 7, 2-3 pm To sign up your child go toNo fee http://www.pjlibrary.org/.CULTURE, TRAVEL HOLIDAYSAND EVENTS ShabbatAmazing Journeys Shabbat is a day of rest and spiritualThe JCC and Amazing Journeys offer enrichment, a time to devote ourselvesvacations for Jewish singles and adults. to higher pursuits. Join us Fridays at 10:30 am to celebrate with the Early Childhood Department. Look for aAmerican Jewish Museum Shabbat message at the desks onThe American Jewish Museum of the Fridays.Jewish Community Center of GreaterPittsburgh explores contemporaryJewish art with programs that facilitate Rosh Hashanah:dialogue about art, philosophy and September 29-30culture. (See page 34.) Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a time for serious introspection. We eatAgency for Jewish Learning apples and honey in the hope that we will have a sweet year.AJL J-Site classes are offered at the JCCin Squirrel Hill. Yom Kippur: October 8Israeli Folk Dancing The Day of Atonement is dedicated to CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSION fasting, reflection, prayer and penitence.Call Jeanne Ronschke, ext. 362.Cherie Maharam leads a class forbeginners and then a dance-by-request Sukkot: October 13-21session. Sukkot is a time to celebrate the harvest and remember that when the JewishThursdays, ongoing people wandered in the desert after7:30 pm being freed from slavery in Egypt, they$3 suggested donation lived in sukkot. Sukkot lasts for eight days; the last two days are SheminiJCC Maccabi Games® and Atzeret and Simchat Torah. The JCCJCC Maccabi ArtsFest sukkah is built in the Levinson Patio andThe JCC holds tryouts and sends teens decorated by staff and ECDC andto the games and ArtsFest each year. Clubhouse children.Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Chanukah: Begins at sundown,Raises funds to support Jewish-related December 19sports programs in Western Daily candle-lightings with singing andPennsylvania and Israel and honors high other activities are held at the JCC.achieving Jewish athletes. Rabbi Shmuly Rothman brings an olive- oil press to make oil with the children. 5
    • EARLY CHILDHOODFALL 2011 ANNABELLE RUBINSTEIN strengthens the physical, intellectual and spiritual well being of individuals EARLY CHILDHOOD and families. ECDC’s curriculum DEVELOPMENT CENTER recognizes each child’s voice and Children grow and thrive in a strives to provide a beautiful program enriched with language, environment, small groups for reading, math, science, art, music and children to do their work, and access fun. We believe that discovery and play to a wide variety of learning materials. are young children’s most important • An Ethical Start® curriculum, based on “work,” preparing them for the academic the classic Jewish text, Pirkei Avot and life challenges ahead. (Ethics of Our Fathers), teaches universal values. Our Facility • Instruction in swimming, music andREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG ECDC is housed in a dedicated wing of phys ed the JCC, a beautiful, fully secured • Chalav u’ Dvash Hebrew modern facility with indoor heated language instruction and Judaics pools, a full-size gymnasium, and an programming enclosed outdoor playground: • Escorts to extracurricular JCC classes MARCI LYNN BERNSTEIN such as dance and sports PLAYGROUND • Amazing Afternoons, Science and Math Afternoons and Jardin Dulcito (Spanish) enrichment Our Program • ECDC’s curriculum is inspired by the ideas and practices developed in BOOKEN FAMILY Reggio Emilia, Italy, for the education KABBALAT SHABBAT of young children. Their program-- Celebrated every Friday during the based on the principles of respect, school year: 10:30 am responsibility and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment—resonates with the JCC mission to create an environment that6
    • EARLY CHILDHOODComprehensive and Flexible Our Staff FALL 2011Programming The ECDC staff are caring educators withECDC is a preschool with before- and decades of professional experience. Weafter-school extended day options, support ongoing training and maintainenrichment classes and summer camps the highest standards in early childhoodfor children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. education.We offer a wide range of scheduling All staff are trained in emergency proce-choices from 7 am-6 pm every weekday. dures, pediatric first aid and pediatric• Infants: Full-time care, 6 weeks CPR and participate in annual profes- through 14 months old sional PA Key training of 29 hours or• Tots: Full- and part-time options for 14 more. months through 2 years JCC specialists teach our aquatics,• Toddlers: Full- and part-time options phys ed, music, Judaic studies and for 2-year-olds Hebrew classes. ECDC is visited by a• Preschoolers: Full- and part-time child therapist from Jewish Family & options for 3- and 4-year-olds Children’s Service.Amazing Afternoons: age 4 For more information, please callWe explore a different theme—such as Kelly Gable-LaBelle, 412-521-8011,Our City, Children Around the World and ext. 209.My Amazing Body—each month with EDWARD AND ROSE BERMANclasses, field trips and visitors related to DIRECTOReach theme. To schedule a tour or to register, pleaseMondays, Wednesdays and Fridays call Jennifer Wright, Registrar,1-3 pm 412-521-8011, ext. 375.September 7-June 1$900 Major funding for Early Childhood programming is provided by the PittsburghScience and Math Afternoons: Jewish Pre-Kindergarten Educationalage 4 Improvement Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and KeystoneWe explore numbers, animals, maps, the STARS/PA Early Learning Keys to Quality.solar system, the earth, chemistry, Additional support is provided by Masseymachines and navigation. These topics CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSION Charitable Trust as well as funding from theare made exciting with books, classroom Ginsberg Family Fund for Childrens Programs,projects and hands-on fun. the Miriam and Paul Kossis Early Childhood Equipment Replacement Fund, the MarilynTuesdays and Thursdays Kramer Memorial Fund and the Mark Allen1-3 pm Robinson Day Care Center Endowment Fund.September 6-May 31$550 SAVE THE DATESJardin Dulcito: age 3 Kindergarten Information Night“Sweet little garden” Spanish program. Tuesday, October 18Your child will learn basic greetings,numbers, colors, basic commands, fun Scholastic Book Fairsongs and games. Y mucho mas! October 25-27Tuesdays and Thursdays Grandparents ShabbatThrough June 2 Fridays: September 23, November 18,1:30-2:30 pm December 23September 6-May 31$550 An Ethical Start® School 7
    • MY BABY & ME Contact Miriam Abramovich, ext. 398, or Manic ToddlerhoodFALL 2011 mabramovich@jccpgh.org Chat about the challenges and joys My Baby and Me programs are open to of parenting a toddler. A child families with children age four and development specialist will answer all under. Drop-in programs are held in our questions. Family Place unless otherwise noted. Wednesdays, 11 am Advance registration is required for all September 14, 28, October 12, 26 classes and special events. Class fees are November 9, 30 non-refundable. No fee; open to the community DROP-IN GROUPS Manic Nannyhood Finally, a support group just for nannies! Family Place Open Play Time Join to chat about the unique joys and Mondays-Thursdays challenges of professionally nannying. 8:30 am-9:30 pm Fridays: 8:30 am-5:30 pm Thursdays, 11 am Saturdays: 8:30 am-6:30 pm September 22, November 17 Sundays: 8:30 am-5:30 pm No fee: open to the community JCC members only Baby Play: Manic Parenthood newborn-age 18 months See Miriam for dates and times. Singing, rhyming, movement and finger plays. CECILE GOLDBERG LEVINE Tuesdays, 10 am and 11 am FAMILY GYM Begins September 6 Parents and their preschoolers No fee; open to the community ages 1 to 5 participate in play activities using indoor playground equipment or PJ Library Story Time the outdoor playground in nice weather. We read a selection from the PJ Library Sundays, 10-11:30 am, Kaufmann Gym and then get crafty based on a theme No fee; members only from the book. Thursdays, 11:30 am September 8, October 6, November 3, CLASSESREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG December 1 Go Go Gross Motor No fee; open to the community Play-based gross motor education for toddlers with a grown-up. Kabbalat Shabbat Wednesdays 10:15-11 am Celebrate Shabbat with the JCC Early September 28-November 16 Childhood Development Center. Enjoy $80; JCC members only songs, challah and plenty of ruach! Fridays, 10:30 am, Palm Court Baby and Me Yoga Yoga class for parents and caregivers to Manic Motherhood share with infants. Bond with your baby Discussion group for moms. Bring your and share an activity that brings new baby! increased health and happiness. Please note new time and location: Thursdays, 9:30 am Wednesdays, 11:30 am September 8-November 3 September 7, 21, October 5, 19 Personal Training Studio November 2, 16 $60/member; drop-in: $15/class Brueggers, Murray Avenue, Squirrel Hill No fee; open to the community8
    • MY BABY & MEKindermusik EVENTS FALL 2011Village: Feathers and Do-Si-Do:Parents and children newborn to 1½ Family Shabbat Dinneryears Celebrate Shabbat with food, songs andFeathers introduces you and your child crafts. All levels of observance areto a delightful range of songs, welcome. Dinner is served at 6:15 pm.movement activities, object play and Extended family members are welcome.vocal play relating to our feathered Friday, September 16friends while Do-Si-Do offers rhythm 5:45 pmand movement. Materials for each unit $12/adult, $5/child age 2 and olderinclude a CD, book and instrument.Fridays, 9:30 am Got Shabbat?September 16-January13 Great Shabbat related program for youSundays, 9:30 am and your little ones. Learn, celebrate,September 18-January 15 craft and snack with us!$215/JCC member; $110/ sibling;$235/community Saturday, October 15 4 pm, Levinson HallOur Time: Wiggles & Giggles: Parents Free and open to the community.and children ages 1½ to 3½Wiggles & Giggles capitalizes on theunlimited physical energy and Family Place Fall Clean-upuninhibited playfulness of your child. and Toy DriveActivities focus on steady beat, tempo Help us clean and organize Family Placeand musical form. Materials include two for the fall and put out some new toysstory books, activity book, two CDs, for our children to enjoy. Contact Miriammesh carry bag and one pair of zig zag for a list of items that are needed, toblocks schedule a drop-off time or if you areMondays, 10 am or 11 am able to volunteer. Bagels and coffee willSeptember 12–January 9 be served.Sundays, 10:30 am Thursday, October 27September 18-January 15 9:30 am-noon$215/JCC member; $110/ sibling;$235/community Baby “Stuff” Swap and Shop CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSIONImagine That! See What I Saw: Swap your old toys, books and clothesages 3-5* and shop for other gently used items.Books, storytelling, language, drama, Contact Miriam for details.puppets and lots of music are all part ofthis delightful unit. Materials include Sunday, November 13Park Play set, two story books, two CDs, 10 am-1 pmKindermusik Slide Whistle and a pair of No fee; open to the communityKindermusik Lummi Sticks. Parents andcaregivers are welcome to join us for the Adventures in the Woodslast 15 minutes of class. Family-friendly hikes in Frick Park. SeeWednesdays, 12:30-1:15 pm Miriam for dates and times.September 14-January 11$215/JCC member; $110/ sibling;$235/community LIKE US AT*Escort provided to and from ECDC MY BABY AND ME 9
    • AFTER SCHOOLFALL 2011 CLUBHOUSE free swim, pen pals, recycling and board games galore. We visit the library, cele- AFTER-SCHOOL brate Shabbat every week and have PROGRAM monthly birthday celebrations to recog- Grades K-6 nize each child’s special day. Call Jayme Vertullo, ext. 852. The JCC Clubhouse combines top- Transportation quality facilities with trained, caring, Contact your child’s school and fill out aREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG creative staff. We offer a wide variety of PM Drop-off Form requesting the JCC as stimulating activities in our tournament- your afternoon drop-off location. size gyms, heated indoor swimming pools and in our various clubs. Children are grouped into age-appropriate Membership homerooms. JCC membership is required to become a “member” of Clubhouse. Scholarships Each day children are met at their buses, are available for those who qualify. For escorted to their homerooms, given a more information about scholarships, healthy snack including fruits and veg- please contact the Membership Office at etables, assisted with homework, and 412-521-8011, ext. 534. then provided with a variety of activity choices. Monthly snack calendars, club schedules and newsletters are available, For more information and to register: so that both you and your child are well- Contact Jayme Vertullo at 412-521-8011, informed. ext. 852, or jvertullo@jccpgh.org Clubhouse focuses on nurturing the Clubhouse is supported in part by the Massey emotional, physical and social well- Charitable Trust and the Weiner Family being of each child. We provide various Foundation with additional funding from the Curtis & Joelle Krasik and Scott & Laurie Krasik activities such as organized gym games, After School Care Fund. age-appropriate art projects, cooking,10
    • CHILDRENBIRTHDAY PARTIES FUN DAYS FALL 2011Call ext. 228. Grades PreK-6 Call ext. 228.Ages 4-10Let the JCC take care of your child’s We offer exciting field trips and in-housebirthday party. Our staff enthusiastically programs for days when elementaryleads your party from beginning to end. schools are closed. Every month, thereYou book it, arrive and enjoy! We play will be a new list sent home to informwith and entertain the children. The you of the upcoming Fun Days.price includes juice, paper goods, set-up Please send a dairy lunch, swimsuit andand clean-up, balloons, kosher cake and towel every day.staff supervision. The base price is for 15 9 am-4 pmchildren including the birthday child. $65/child; $60/sibling and ClubhouseEach additional participant: $18. membersAwesome Arts & Crafts Party $15 discount if you register by 5 pm ofProjects may include “wearable art,” sand the previous day .art and tie-dying. Choose the theme andwe’ll come up with a creative party. Before and After Care 7:30-9 am: no charge$325 4-6 pm: $12 (no charge for ClubhouseCreative Cooking Party members)Become a “chef” for the day. Learn easy Fun Days are subject to cancellation ifand fun recipes and then taste-test enrollment requirements are not met.them with your friends! After-Camp Fun Days$325 August 15: Fun Fore AllCreate Your Own Party August 16: Carnegie Museum of NaturalCall us and we’ll make the arrange- Historyments. Examples: bead party, flowerfairy party, bug party, royalty for a day August 17: Kennywoodand tropical beach party. August 18: Romp n’ Roll$325 August 19: Family Park August 22: Children’s MuseumDance PartyLearn new dance games and enjoy old August 23: Science Center August 24: Pirate Game CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSIONfavorites. Don’t forget your dancingshoes! August 25: Wildwood Highlands$300 August 26: Family ParkGames Galore August 29: Pittsburgh ZooA sports party for the younger set. August 30: Arsenal LanesParachute play, Mr. Fox, Red Light/Green August 31: Family ParkLight and Duck Duck Goose. September 1: Fun at the JCC$300 September 2: Fun at the JCCSuperstar Sports PartyWiffleball, kickball, soccer, hockey, relayraces and more. Counselors lead youand your friends in a day of play.$300Swim PartyOpen swim time, games and relay racesin our beautiful indoor pool. Party canbe held at the Family Park outdoor poolduring the summer.$300 11
    • CHILDREN & TEENS PROGRAMS TEENSFALL 2011 Call ext. 228. Call Jayme Vertullo, ext. 852. Kids Nite Out: grades PreK-7 Drivers Education: ages 15-18 Enjoy a Saturday night out while your Includes 30 hours of classroom child has fun with us. Our program instruction and six hours of driving includes dinner along with sports, arts & instruction. Students MUST have their crafts, swimming and a movie. Children learner’s permit before the last course will be grouped according to age for the date. evening’s activities. Meet in Room 202 of Tuesdays, the Kaufmann Building. September 27-November 29 Saturdays 6:30-9:30 pm September 10, October 15, $399/member; $499/community November 12, December 10 5:30-10 pm American Red Cross $30/child; $25/sibling and Clubhouse member; $5 walk-in fee Babysitting: ages 11-15 Learn how to safely and responsibly care for children and infants, and basic first Got Shabbat: families with aid. A Babysitter’s Training Certificate children ages 8 and under will be issued by the American Red Join us for some free Shabbat fun—craft Cross upon successful completion of the projects, singing, snacks, and Havdallah course. You must attend both sessions. with Rabbi Donni Aaron. Sundays Saturdays October 23, 30 August 20: Get ready for the High 1-5:15 pm Holidays $90/member; $100/community October 15: Sukkah party Teen programming is supported in part by a December 10: Chanukah party grant from the Massey Charitable Trust. 4-5:30 pm Free and open to the community Family Shabbat Dinner Celebrate Shabbat with food and songs.REGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG Rabbi Donni will be on hand with her shiny blue guitar. Dinner will be served at 6:15 pm. Friday, September 16 5:45 pm $12/adult; $5/child age 2 and older JCC members only12
    • SUMMER CAMPSDAY CAMPS Performing Arts Camp: FALL 2011 grades 4-9J&R Day Camp: age 3-grade 5 Call Kathy Wayne, Director, ext. 373.Call Liza Baron, Director, ext. 241. Performing Arts Camp at the JCC inJ&R Day Camp provides children with an Squirrel Hill offers a full day of trainingenriching summer filled with sports, in theater, music and dance. Campersarts, nature, Judaics, cookouts, stage a public performance at the endswimming, ropes course, biking, tennis of their 4-week camp session.and more. Children participate in age-appropriate activities with qualified,professional supervisory staff and One-Week Specialty Campstalented, caring counselors, many of Call Liza Baron, ext. 241.whom came to J&R as campers Based at the JCC in Squirrel Hill,themselves. At J&R we promote an Specialty Camps run from 9 am-environment of respect, cooperation 3:30 pm. Campers receive four hours ofand caring where children can discover specialty time, as well as recreationalnew interests and talents every day. Fee swim and choice time. Lunch is includedincludes lunch and bus transportation. and after-camp care is available. AJ&R Stepping Stones Half-Day Camp: variety of specialties are offered eachages 3 and 4 summer, such as tennis, Mad Science,Monday-Friday, 9 am-1 pm jewelry-making, soccer, karate, floor hockey and golf.The Stepping Stones program is adevelopmentally appropriate, half-daycamp at the JCC’s 100-acre Family Park OVERNIGHT CAMPin Monroeville. Children take adedicated bus with seat belts and bus Emma Kaufmann Campcounselors to and from the JCC in Contact Stephanie Buzza,Squirrel Hill. They follow a schedule that ext. 318, or sbuzza@jccpgh.org.is suitable for young children. Campers EKC, the JCC’s resident overnight camp,are in groups of 10 to 12 with a senior is situated along Cheat Lake incounselor, a junior counselor and a Morgantown, West Virginia, providingcounselor-in-training and are part of our opportunities for a myriad of sports andPre-Kindergarten Unit, Karmiel. recreational activities on land and water. EKC camping programs, with an CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSIONNoar/Bogrim Travel Camps: emphasis on Jewish values, are for kidsgrades 6-9 entering grades 2 through 10. One- toCall Liza Baron, ext. 241. eight-week sessions include First Experience and Specialty CampsCampers learn independence andcultivate friendships while traveling to JCC summer camps are supported in part by The Philip Chosky Performing Arts Program,local attractions and faraway places. the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh,Each 4-week session includes a 5-day Massey Charitable Trust, Morris & Fannie Skilkentrip out of Pittsburgh. Family Foundation and the Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust. 13
    • AQUATICS SWIM LESSONS Level 1 Pre-K: ages 3-5FALL 2011 Call Kelly Grieneisen, ext 276. Overcome fear, build confidence in the water, learn body positioning, floating, Parent & Child: and kicking. ages 6-36 months Sundays, noon-12:30 pm Parent and child explore the water and September 11-October 23 begin to learn safe behaviors in the $66.50 water with songs and games. Mondays, 11:30-noon Sundays, 10:30-11 am September 12-October 24 September 11-October 23 $66.50 $66.50 Mondays, 3-3:30 pm Tuesdays, noon-12:30 pm September 12-October 24 September 6-October 25 $66.50 $76 Mondays, 6:30-7 pm Wednesdays, 6-6:30 pm September 12-October 24 September 7-October 26 $66.50 $47.50 Tuesdays, 12:30-1:00 September 6-October 25 Toddler Tadpoles: ages 2-3 $76 An introduction to organized swim Wednesdays, noon-12:30 pm lessons and water explorations. A September 7-October 26 teaching platform enables children to $76 stand without assistance. Wednesdays, 3-3:30 pm Sundays, 11-11:30 am September 7-October 26 September 11-October 23 $76 $66.50 Wednesdays, 6:30-7pm Sundays, 11:30 am-noon September 7-October 26 September 11-October 23 $47.50 $66.50 Mondays, 6-6:30 pm Level 2 Pre-K: ages 3-5 September 12-October 24 Learn front crawl, back crawl, $66.50 elementary back stroke and treading.REGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG Tuesdays, 11:30-noon Sundays, 12:30-1 pm September 6-October 25 September 11-October 23 $76 $66.50 Wednesdays, 11:30-noon Mondays, 3:30-4 pm September 7-October 26 September noon-October 24 $76 $66.50 Thursdays, 11:30-noon Mondays, 7-7:30 pm September 8-October 27 September 12-October 24 $47.50 $66.50 Wednesdays, 3:30-4 pm September 7-October 26 $76 Wednesdays, 7-7:30 pm September 7-October 26 $47.50 Thursdays, noon-12:30 pm September 8-October 27 $47.5014
    • AQUATICSLevel 3 Pre-K: ages 3-5 Level 4: ages 5-12 FALL 2011Learn and coordinate strokes taught in Build endurance by swimmingLevel 2 with a focus on breathing to the elementary back stroke, front crawl andside during front crawl. back crawl. Learn the basics of breastSundays, 1-1:30 pm stroke and sidestroke.September 11-October 23 Sundays, 10:30-11 am$66.50 September 11-October 23Mondays, 4-4:30 pm $66.50September 12-October 24 Mondays, 4:30-5 pm$66.50 September 12-October 24Wednesdays, 4-4:30 pm $66.50September 7-October 26 Wednesdays, 4:30-5 pm$76 September 7-October 26 $76Level 1 Youth: ages 6-12Overcome fear, build confidence in the Level 5: ages 6-12water, learn body positioning, floating, Coordination and refinement of strokes;and kicking. introduction to butterfly.Sundays, 9-9:30 am Sundays, noon-12:30 pmSeptember 11-October 23 September 11-October 23$66.50 $66.50Thursdays, 5-5:30 pm Thursdays, 4-4:30 pmSeptember 8-October 27 September 8-October 27$47.50 $47.50Level 2 Youth: ages 6-12 Level 6: ages 6-12Learn front crawl, back crawl, Continue refinement of strokes andelementary back stroke and treading. swim with greater efficiency, power andSundays, 9:30-10 am smoothness over greater distances.September 11-October 23 Sunday 12:30-1pm$66.50 September 11-October 23 $66.50 CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSIONThursdays, 5:30-6 pmSeptember 8-October 27 Thursday, 4:30-5 pm$47.50 September 8-October 27 $47.50Level 3 Youth: ages 6-12Learn and coordinate strokes taught in Private Swim LessonsLevel 2 with a focus on breathing to the Private lessons are available byside during front crawl. calling for an appointment.Sundays, 10-10:30 am $30/half-hourSeptember 11-October 23 3 classes/$28.50 each$66.50 6 classes/$27.50 eachThursdays, 6-6:30 pm 10 classes/$25 eachSeptember 8-October 27 $60/hour$47.50 3 classes/$57 each 6 classes/$55 each 10 classes/$50 each 15
    • AQUATICS WATER EXERCISE Aqua WalkOutFALL 2011 Call Stephen Farrow, ext. 276. Tuesdays, Thursdays 8-9 am Arthritis Foundation No fee Aquatic Program Our heated pool is the ideal environment for relieving arthritis pain FUN IN THE WATER and stiffness. Gentle movements increase joint flexibility and range of Splash Ball: Youth Level 4: motion, while restoring or maintaining ages 6-10 muscle strength. Learn the fundamentals of water polo, Must have a physician’s referral to swim better, play an exciting sport and participate in this certified program. have fun. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Tuesdays Through December 30 September 6-October 25 Noon-1 pm 5-6 pm $60 $80 AQUATIC FITNESS SWIM TEAMS Call Kelly Grieneisen, ext 276. For more detailed information check the Shake, Splash and Roll JCC Sailfish website: www.jccsailfish.org. This is a low-impact aerobic class that JCC Sailfish Swim School includes total body conditioning and Call Al Rose, 412-906-2583. toning exercises in the small pool. Monday, September 12 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 4-5 pm: Freestyle and Backstroke 10:45-11:30 am No fee Tuesday, September 13 4-5 pm: Breaststroke and Butterfly AQX Wednesday, September 14 4-5 pm: Review all the Strokes This high-intensity aerobics class held in the lap pool features exercises using $65; enrollment limited to 24 resistance equipment.REGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG Mondays, Wednesdays Squirrel Hill Swim Team: 9:15-10 am ages 6-12 No fee Call Kelly Grieneisen, ext. 276. Children compete in local intramural SilverSplash meets. Must be an American Red Cross This water fitness program is designed Level V, or be tested by the staff. for SilverSneakers® members to enhance Mondays and Wednesdays quality of life and daily function, using 4:15-5pm specifically designed SilverSneakers® September 19-May 23 kickboards. No swimming ability is $320 required for this safe, fun and effective program. Tuesdays, Thursdays 10:45-11:30 am No fee16
    • AQUATICSPittsburgh Group Sailfish: National/US Group: FALL 2011ages: 7-13 Swimmer must have Sr. National, Jr.This group is for beginning competitive Nationals or Super Sectional times.swimmers who have passed their Red Swimmers will compete nationally andCross swimmers test. Swimmers will locally. Attendance will be taken.learn all strokes, starts and turns. (Number of swimmers will be very limited) Al Rose, Head Coach.September 2011-August 2012$390 September 2011-August 2012 $795Allegheny Group Sailfish:ages 8-14 Sailfish Swim ClubSwimmers must have some competitive Conditioning Programbackground and meet USA BB/B times Call Matt Proskin, ext. 231.and workout set time standards. Use dry land conditioning practice toSwimmers will compete locally. improve your performance in the water.Instructions and training will focus on all By appointment only.strokes, starts and turns and aerobic $15 each for a group of 4swimming. Attendance will be taken. $150/10 sessionsAl Rose, Head coachSeptember 2011-August 2012$450 Masters For adults interested in competitive swimming and harder workouts.Pennsylvania Group Sailfish: Al Rose, Coach.Ages 10-18 September 11, 2011-September 2, 2012Swimmers must have a competitive $350background and meet the standards forthis group. Instructions will focus on allstokes, starts, turns, race planning and Adult Conditioningfaster set swimming. Swimmers will For adults interested in fitness throughcompete locally and regionally. swimming. Practices move outdoors toAttendance will be taken. Al Rose, Head the Family Park from May to August.Coach. Sundays CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSIONSeptember 2011-August 2012 September 2011-August 2012$495 $230U.S. Group Sailfish: ages 13-18Swimmers must have advanced skills,meet the standards for this group andhave the willingness to commit toexcellence. Swimmers will competelocally and nationally. Attendance willbe taken. Al Rose, Head Coach.September 2011-August 2012$725 17
    • DANCE THE PHILIP CHOSKY Dance RecitalFALL 2011 PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAM • Our annual dance recitals are Call Kathy Wayne, ext. 373. scheduled for late spring. RDS: Robinson Dance Studio • Costumes are mandatory for KDS: Kaufmann Dance Studio participants in the dance recital and must be purchased by parents in Director January. Kathy Wayne, Dance Director, is a • Students must be registered in graduate of Point Park College with a January to participate in the dance B.A. in dance. Her professional credits recital. include Tokyo Disneyland, Caesar’s Atlantic City and many productions with the Pittsburgh Playhouse. PRESCHOOL Creative Movement: ages 3-4 Philosophy For our tiniest dancers, we use Our goal is to help your child gain poise, imaginative play and musical activities flexibility, strength and an appreciation to build strength, flexibility and body for the art of dance. awareness, as well as gross motor skills, coordination and posture. A blend of Dress Code Requirements basic dance movement and the use of Hair must be pulled back, longer hair props and stories make this a fun and should be in a bun or pony tail rewarding experience. Ages 3-4 Mondays September 12-October 24 • Pink or Black leotard 12:30-1 pm • Pink tights $70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KDS • Ballet slippers required for ballet class Tuesdays • Tap shoes required for tap class September 6-October 25 Ages 5 and up 3:15-3:45 pm • Pink or black leotard $80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KDS • Ballet skirts are permitted Thursdays • Jazz pants permitted September 8-October 27 12:30-1 pm • Pink or black tightsREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG $50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KDS • Ballet slippers required for ballet class 3-3:30 pm • Tap shoes required for tap class $50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KDS • Jazz shoes required for jazz class Boys Pre-ballet: ages 4-5 • Black pants or tights Beginning ballet skills and terminology • White T-shirt are taught with an emphasis on • Ballet shoes required for ballet class coordination and musicality. Props and • Tap shoes required for tap class dramatic play help to bring out a dancer’s creative expression. Registration Mondays September 12-October 24 • Participants must be registered before 1:05-1:35 pm the first class begins. $70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KDS • If your child is in Level III or above, Thursdays please call the Director to discuss September 8-October 27 your child’s placement for this year. 3:30-4 pm $50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KDS18
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    • DANCE Pre-ballet/Tap: ages 4-5 CLASSESFALL 2011 Beginning tap and ballet skills and Ballet/Tap 1: grade K terminology are taught with an Tuesdays emphasis on coordination and September 6-October 25 musicality. Props and dramatic play help 4:15-5:15 pm to bring out a dancer’s creative $96 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RDS expression. Tuesdays September 6-October 25 Ballet/Tap 2: grade 1 2-2:45 pm Tuesdays $84 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KDS September 6-October 25 5:15-6:15 pm 3:15-4 pm $96 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RDS $84 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RDS Wednesdays Ballet/Tap 3: ages 7-8 September 7-October 26 3:15-4 pm Thursdays $84 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KDS September 8-October 27 4:15-5:15 pm $60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RDS SCHOOL AGE Call Kathy Wayne, ext. 373. Ballet/Tap 4: age 8 Thursdays BALLET September 8-October 27 Our teaching method is based on the 5:15-6:15 pm Vaganova, Cecchetti and Royal Academy $60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RDS of Dance syllabi. These classes consist of barre and center floor exercises. Ballet/Tap/Jazz 5: ages 9-10 Students advance based on their ability Wednesdays to perform given steps. September 7-October 26 TAP 4:15-5:45 pm $70 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RDS Tap is the ultimate in rhythm training. Rhythm, musicality and sound clarity skills are introduced; each level builds Ballet/Tap/Jazz 6: ages 10-11 on the previous one. Dancers learn aREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG Mondays vocabulary of tap steps that will be used September 12-October 24 to develop fun and interesting 4:15-5:45 pm choreography. Students advance based $98 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RDS on their ability to perform given steps. JAZZ Ballet/Tap/Jazz 7: ages 10-14 Jazz dance incorporates many styles, You must take both days. from modern dance, Broadway musicals Mondays and Wednesdays and Hollywood movies, to street, folk September 12-October 26 and popular dance. Through proper Mondays, 5:45-7:15 pm . . . . . . . . Jazz/Tap warm-up, effective stretching, body Wednesdays, 5:45-6:45 pm . . . . . . . . Ballet isolations and floor work incorporating $126 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RDS center floor and across-the-floor combinations, each level builds on the previous one, leading to greater understanding and proper execution of the styles of American jazz dance. Students must be at least 7 years old.20
    • TRAVELBallet/Tap/Jazz 11: TRIPS FOR FALL 2011ages 12-18 JEWISH SINGLESTuesdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KDS Contact Bill Cartiff, (412) 278-4184,4:30-5:30 pm, Ballet ext. 242, or bcartiff@jccpgh.org.5:30-6 pm, Pre-point www.amazingjourneys.net6:15-7 pm, TapThursdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RDS French Polynesia7-8 pm, Ballet8-9 pm, Jazz For Jewish singles in their 40s, 50s and 60s. Two nights in Tahiti and aSeptember 13-October 27 seven-night cruise aboard the 6-$147 star deluxe m/s Paul Gauguin.Thursdays only, $90Tap only, $53 October 26-November 6, 2011Hip Hop: ages 9-12 19th Annual New YearsFridays Eve Caribbean CruiseSeptember 9-October 28 For Jewish singles in their 30s, 40s4:15-5:15 pm and 50s.$60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RDS December 26-January 2, 2012ADULT DANCE India For Jewish singles in their 40s, 50sCall Kathy Wayne, ext. 373. and 60sIntermediate Tap January 26-February 10, 2012Mondays For Jewish singles in their 30s, 40sSeptember 12-October 24 and 50s7:15-8:15 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RDS February 2-17, 2012$63/member; $77/community Coming in 2012:Adult Ballet • Tour of Spain: Madrid, Toledo,Tuesdays Cordoba, Seville, Malaga, CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSIONSeptember 13-October 25 Granada and Barcelona.10:30-11:30 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RDS For Jewish singles in their$63/member; $77/community 30s, 40s and 50s5-class punch card: April 19-29$50/member; $60/community • West Coast Cruise: San Diego, San Francisco, Victoria and Vancouver May 27-June 1 • Cruise Alaska: Vancouver, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, College Fjord and Seward June 29-July 6 • Black Sea Cruise: Varna, Constanta Odessa, Sevastopol, Yalta, Bosporus Strait, Canakkale, Santorini, Paros, Athens July 22-August 1 21
    • PRESCHOOL GYM Call Kelly Young, ext. 220. Sports of All Sorts: ages 3-4FALL 2011 The emphasis is on gross motor PARENT-ASSISTED development and working with others. CLASSES Escort provided for JCC preschoolers. CECILE GOLDBERG LEVINE FAMILY Tuesdays GYM: AGES 1-5 September 6-October 25 Parents and their preschoolers are 12:45-1:15 pm . . . . . . . . . . Kaufmann Gym invited to participate in recreational play $56 activities. Indoor playground equipment and much more are available for your Sports Stars: ages 3½-4½ child’s use. The playground is available Learn how to be a good sport and basic in nice weather. Special themes first sports skills. Escort provided for JCC Sunday of each month. preschoolers. Sundays, ongoing Mondays 10-11:30 am . . . . . . . . . . . . Kaufmann Gym September 12-October 24 No fee 3:15-4 pm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kaufmann Gym $56; $42/ECDC Tiny Tot Football: ages 3-5 Spend quality time with your child as Tiny Ninja: ages 3-5 he/she learns the basics of football Children learn self-defense, coordination along with special coordination and body awareness. Uniforms are activities to enhance body awareness. mandatory at an additional fee. Parent participation is necessary. Ilmir Akhmetzyanov, instructor. Sundays Mondays September 11-October 30 September 12-October 24 11-11:45 am . . . . . . . . . . . . Kaufmann Gym 4:15-5 pm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kaufmann Gym $49 $80 INDEPENDENT CLASSES Tiny Tennis: ages 4-5 Start your child early with our fun tennis Game Time: age 4½-5½ program, taught by Alex Speck. This is a good introduction to all sports Wednesdays with an emphasis on fair play and September 7-October 26REGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG understanding directions. No kids have 1-1:45 pm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kaufmann Gym to “sit out.” Maximum participation is $56; $42/ECDC encouraged by the structure of the games. Escort provided for JCC preschoolers. Tumbling Tots: ages 3½-4½ Thursdays Children learn gymnastic skills, gross September 8-October 27 motor skills, coordination and body 12:45-1:30 pm . . . . . . . . . . Kaufmann Gym awareness through games and special $36; $24/ECDC activities. Escort provided for JCC preschoolers. Pee Wee Basketball: ages 4-5 Mondays September 12-October 24 Learn to dribble, pass and shoot, plus 1:30-2 pm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kaufmann Gym the basics of basketball and good $49; $36/ECDC sportsmanship. Fridays September 9-October 28 3-3:45 pm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kaufmann Gym $3622
    • YOUTH BASKETBALLBASKETBALL Tryouts for Boys FALL 2011 Sunday, October 23 andCall Alex Speck, ext. 249. Tuesday, October 25New: Pre-Season Basketball Boys: grade 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7:15 pmBoot Camp: grades 5-8 $120Get prepared for hoop season. Boys: grade 7-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:15-8:30 pmSaturdays $120September 17-October 22 Boys JV, grades 9-11 . . . . . . . . . 8:30-10 pm3:30-4:45 pm $130$60 Ace Aizenberg Boys Varsity: grades 10-12Little Champs Super Hoopers: 8:30-10 pmgrades K-2 $150Learn how to dribble, pass and shoot, Tryouts for Girlsplus basic basketball strategies. Teams Monday, October 24 andare formed with an emphasis on Wednesday, October 26learning and having fun. T-shirts for all Girls: grades 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7:30 pmplayers. $120Sundays Girls: grades 7-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7:30 pmNovember 6-February 12, 2012 $120$120 Ace Aizenberg Girls Varsity: grades 9-12Kindergarten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 pm 7:30-9 pmGrade 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 pm $150Grade 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 pm Fall Draft League: grades 9-12Harry B. Davis Basketball Teams are formed with league gamesClinic: grades 3-8 and playoffs to follow.Four weeks of instruction arefollowed by games, concluding with Thursdays, 7-9 pmplayoffs and championships. September 15-October 27 $65SaturdaysNovember 5-February 18, 2012$150 Basketball Coaches: CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSIONRobinson Gym grades 9-12Girls, grades 3-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2:15 pm Teens interested in coaching shouldBoys, grades 3-4 . . . . . . . . . . . 2:15-3:30 pm apply by October 3. Coaches areGirls, grades 6-8 . . . . . . . . . . . 3:30-4:45 pm selected based on their ability to workBoys, grades 5-6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:45-6 pm with children, knowledge of basketball,Boys, grades 7-8 . . . . . . . . . . . 3:30-4:45 pm reliability and appropriateness as a role model. Coaches must attend mandatory training sessions in October.Travel Teams: grades 5-12Selected players represent the JCC in Private Basketball Lesson:competition against other organizations.Teams play 1-2 games and have 1-2 ages 10-18practices per week throughout the Take a private lesson with Charlesseason, November-February. All players Shealey, Delaware State University HallMUST attend both tryout sessions to be of Famer. Call ext. 220 to schedule.considered for selection. There is no fee $35/one-hour lessonto try out. Team members pay a $50 Basketball programs are supported in part byuniform fee. the Allen “Ace” Aizenberg Basketball Fund, the Jock Rosenberg Fund, the Larry Ruttenberg Fund and the Shapera Endowment Fund. 23
    • YOUTH SPORTS Soccer Clinic: grades K-5 Gymnastics: ages 5-10FALL 2011 All players receive a team shirt. Call Kelly Young, ext. 220. Thursdays For beginning and intermediate level November 3-December 15 gymnasts. Learn how to properly Grades K-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5:45 pm execute rolls, kicks and combination Grades 2-5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:45-6:45 pm moves as well as the basics of floor $56 exercises. The class includes music movement and body awareness. Soccer League Thursdays Thursdays January 5-March 16, 2012 September 8-October 27 $72, includes T-shirt 5-6 pm $49 Karate: grades 1-8 Learn the basic concepts of self-defense. Fun ‘n Fit: ages 6-10 Uniforms are mandatory at an additional Call Kelly Young, ext. 220. fee. George Mowod, instructor. Increase your stamina and endurance Thursdays through fitness circuits. Focus will be on September 8-October 27 coordination, agility, speed and 4:15-5 pm accuracy, which will be recorded and $49 tested on “personal best days.” Tuesdays September 6-October 25 Tennis 4:15-5 pm Learn the skills and rules of the game $56 from certified instructor Mark Haffner. Fridays Youth and Adult Martial Arts: October 7-November 4 Ages 5-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 pm ages 13 and up $54 Learn self defense, get in better shape Ages 9-11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 pm and earn rank while having fun. $54 Mondays September 12-October 24 Private Tennis and 5-6 pm $80 Rollerblading LessonsREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG Learn from certified instructor Mark Haffner. By appointment. $35/hour; $25/half hour24
    • SPORTS & RECSPORTS LESSONS FALL 2011Call Kelly Young, ext. 220. Call the Cashier, ext. 202.Over 21 Recreational RollerbladingBasketball Learn from teaching professional MarkDrop in for organized pick-up games. Haffner. By appointment.Tuesdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7 pm $35/hour; $25/half-hourNo fee for members TennisMen’s Over 30 Basketball Learn from teaching professional MarkDrop in for organized pick-up games. Haffner. By appointment.Sundays $35/hour; $25/half-hour8-10 amNo fee for members COURT SPORTSWomen’s Pick-Up Basketball Call Alan Mallinger, ext. 272, or emailWednesdays amallinger@jccpgh.org6-7 pm We have two convertible courts, usedNo fee for racquetball, handball and squash. Members may reserve courts up to seven days in advance. Reservations areCoed Indoor Soccer taken during regular JCC hours at theMondays Centerfit desk, or call 412-521-8011,7 pm ext. 372.No fee The fee for court time is $4/hour and must be paid in full, at the CenterfitCoed Pick-Up Volleyball desk, prior to play. Centerfit PlatinumThursdays members play for no charge. A general7-8 pm member or a guest must pay a $2 courtNo fee fee when playing with a Centerfit Platinum member. CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSION 25
    • PERSONAL TRAINING LEATRICE AND Single SessionsFALL 2011 JOHN M. WOLF CENTERFIT Centerfit Platinum $56 General Member $62 Call Laurie Wood, ext. 260. Youth $48 One-on-One Private Workout One of our dedicated fitness experts will design a personalized exercise program PROGRAMS to help you reach your goals and see Bioage Testing results. Your trainer will motivate you, A biological age test determines your keep you on track and make sure your body’s biological age, as opposed to workouts are safe, enjoyable and chronological age, when compared with effective. Physician’s approval may be standard biological age markers of the required. By appointment only. general population. The Bioage assessment includes blood pressure, One-on-One Youth lung function, girth, aerobic fitness, Personal Training strength/power, core strength, flexibility, Call Matt Proskin, ext. 152. lifestyle, nutrition and body composition analysis. The assessment is performed A private workout session with a by JCC Personal Trainer Marsha Mullen, certified professional trainer or exercise who has an MS in Sports Medicine/ physiologist. Weight management and Exercise Physiology. sports-specific training also are available. $150; $75/retest Bioage Combo Payment system Includes the test, dietitian appointment, follow-up, 3 personal training hours and • You may choose an agreement of one a retest. month, three months or 12 months. • The minimum number of sessions per $400/Centerfit Platinum month is four. The maximum number $420/general member is unlimited. • You may make up missed Jump Start Your Weight Loss appointments as long as you call 24 If you are exercising regularly and not hours in advance to cancel. seeing the weight loss results you want, • Your contract (if greater than one this program is for you. Work with aREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG month) may be paid in monthly personal trainer to develop a installments. customized workout plan and a dietitian who will individualize a healthy eating Contract Fees plan—guaranteed to get you closer to your goal. Centerfit Platinum Members 3 personal training sessions Hour ½ hour 1-hour appointment with a JCC 4-12 weeks $54 $35 dietitian plus a 30-minute follow-up 13-47 weeks $48 $31 $199 /Centerfit Platinum 48+ weeks $42 $27 $215/general member General Members (20% savings by bundling these Hour ½ hour services) 4-12 weeks $60 $39 13-47 weeks $54 $35 48+ weeks $48 $31 The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame supports the Ages 17 and under following programs: EKC Sports Equipment, Hour ½ hour Indoor Triathlon, J&R Day Camp, Maccabi 1 month $46.50 $30 Youth Games, Membership and Program 3 months $43.50 $28 Scholarships, Sailfish Swim Team, South Hills 12 months $40 $26 Camping and Early Childhood Development26 Center
    • FITNESS FALL 2011Boot Camp with Beth Bradley Youth Boot Camp: ages 9-13Join Beth Bradley for a structured, high- This is a total body workout designedintensity workout modeled after specifically for youth. Led by ACE-military-style training that includes certified Personal Trainer Nick Cenname.cardiovascular strength, endurance and Saturdaysflexibility exercises. Designed for the October 15-November 5exerciser who wants additional 4:30 pmmotivation and a huge calorie burn. CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSION $50Eight weeks, two classes per week—meet your fitness goals! Indoor Cycling/Spinning forTuesdays and ThursdaysOctober 25-December 20 Endurance Cyclists6-6:45 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kaufmann Gym Focus areas include power at threshold,$99/Centerfit Platinum power at VO2 Max, power in sprints,$160/general member pedal mechanics, cadence, positioning on the bike and core strengthening. Taught by Pittsburgh’s premiere cyclingTeen Fitness Certification coach, Menachem Brodie.This 2-part orientation MUST be Tuesdays and Thursdayscompleted by teens prior to using the November 1-December 13facility. Another option for certification 5:45-7 amis two sessions with a personal trainer. 12 classes for $120Contact Matt Proskin at ext. 152 or Community members can try one classmproskin@jccpgh.org to schedule. for $15—fee reimbursed if you join!$45/two-part orientation class$90/two sessions with a trainer 27
    • FITNESS JCC Healthy HeartFALL 2011 Run the Great Race Phase lll Cardiac Rehabilitation with the JCC Call Marsha Mullen, ext. 380. The JCC wants to be your running With a physician’s approval, you can buddy for the Great Race on exercise in Centerfit. Marsha Mullen, MS September 25. Let’s train together! ATC, will guide you through an Share training tips, ask questions, individualized exercise program using participate in group runs and be part your physician’s recommendations. of our running community. Participation is free. Register for the Supervised times: Great Race on your own. Contact Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Laurie at lwood@jccpgh.org for more 8:30 am-noon information. $48/month for community Functional Stretching for Running $25/month for SilverSneakers Learn warmups and cool downs $10/month for seniors specifically for running to remain $125/year/Centerfit Platinum injury free while training for the Great Race and beyond. EVENTS Sunday, August 21 2 pm Fall Fitness Contest No fee; led by Marsha Mullen, ATC Compete in seven events that challenge your strength, endurance and power. LIKE US AT Points are given in each event and JCC PITTSBURGH—FITNESS determine the winners. Awards for each event as well as overall. Sunday, October 23 9 am-noon $25/ member; $30/community Thanks to Big Night Raffle SponsorREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG Henne Jewelers for their 2011 support of the JCC28
    • SILVERSNEAKERS ®Call Holly Carter, ext. 225. Yoga/Stretch Class FALL 2011This program is free to seniors who use Using a chair for support, you’ll increaseHighmark® Security Blue, Freedom Blue, flexibility, build endurance and learnMedigap Blue or Health Options how to relax and think more clearly.Program through the Public School MondaysEmployees Retirement System as their 11-11:45 aminsurance provider. Participants receivea general membership to the JCC that Tuesdaysincludes the walking track, pool, Cardio 10-10:45 amDeck, weight room and general locker Fridaysrooms. 10:15-11 amJCC members who do not carry one ofthese insurance plans may participate in Cardio Circuitany of these classes for $1. This more intense workout includes standing non-impact choreographyMuscular Strength and Range alternating with standing upper bodyof Movement (MSROM) strength work with hand-held weights,This class is designed to increase tubing bands and a ball. Note: This classmuscular strength, range of movement, is for people who are comfortableand activity for daily living skills. A chair standing to exercise for 30-40 minutesis used for seated and/or standing at a time.support. MondaysMondays 10-10:45 am9-9:45 am TuesdaysTuesdays 11-11:45 am9-9:45 am Thursdays1-1:45 pm 9-9:45 amThursdays Fridays10-10:45 am 11-11:45 am11-11:45 am1-1:45 pm SilverSplash This water fitness program is designed CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSION for SilverSneakers® members to enhance quality of life and daily function, using specifically designed SilverSneakers® kickboards. No swimming ability is required for this safe, fun and effective program. Tuesdays, Thursdays 10:45-11:30 am No fee 29
    • WELLNESS Alexander Yoga TherapyFALL 2011 Call Jeanne Ronschke, ext. 362. Yoga can be an effective method of Learn to use your body in more relaxed healing sore joints, tight muscles, and efficient ways by focusing on your unhealthy posture patterns and chronic self-perception of movement. Carolyn pain, as well as speeding recovery from Johnston, instructor. surgery. Call ext. 273 to schedule your appointment. Thursdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RDS 9:30-11 am $50/1-hour session; $90/2 sessions September 8-22, October 6, $60/share your session with a friend October 27-November 17 $80/member; $100/community New: Baby And Me Yoga Class Yoga class for Moms, Dads and Holistic Health Coaching caregivers to share with infants up to Learn to set and accomplish goals, one year of age. Toddlers and older increase energy, reduce stress and children are welcome, but the class will reduce pain in your body. Includes 2 focus on yoga for babies—gentle one-hour sessions per month, unlimited stretching, songs, and playful email support and a personalized plan movements. Adults can look forward to that you can love and sustain! Set up increased strength and energy. your FREE health consultation with Thursdays lgoldstein@jccpgh.org. September 8-November 3 $170/1 month 9:30 am . . . . . . . . Personal Training Studio $480/3 months; $840/6 months $60/member Drop-in rate $15/class Reiki Reiki is a natural Japanese healing One-on-One Pilates technique that promotes stress Focus on increasing flexibility and reduction and relaxation. It is an energy- strength to build more defined, longer, based touch therapy that liberates the leaner muscles. Mat and Reformer body’s natural healing abilities. To training available. schedule an appointment, call ext. 267. $60/1-hour session; $110/two sessions $70/one-hour session $60/Centerfit Platinum Yoga/Pilates FeesREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG No fee/Centerfit Platinum members Yoga General members: Call Patti Sciulli, ext. 273. $140/20-session punch card Learn relaxation and improve strength (get one session FREE with filled card) and flexibility through stretches, $70/10-session punch card postures and breathing techniques. $9/drop-in $12/community Power Yoga Massage Focus is on muscle conditioning through a series of asanas. Safe See page 33 for details. stretching and balancing exercises for the athlete in all of us, to improve performance and prevent injuries.30
    • WELLNESSSix-Week Weight Loss Program Muscle Activation Techniques FALL 2011Led by dietitian Deborah Brooks, the MAT (Muscle Activation Techniques)program will provide you with a corrects body alignment and improvescustomized meal plan, weekly goals and functional capabilities, decreasing painsupport, confidential weigh-ins, and reducing the risk of injury. Make annutrition education, shopping guides appointment with our MAT-certifiedand more. specialist, Joe DeAntonis, MS, atMondays ext. 260.September 19-October 31 $85/member; $100/community7-8:30 pm Mat Reinforcement$108; $140/community A hybrid of MAT and exercise. $45/half hourNutrition Counseling $42.50 each/12-47 sessionsCall Laurie Wood, ext. 260. $40 each/48+sessionsDetermine what you should be eating,based on your individual concerns. The Healthy Joint and$55/one-hour session; $30/followup Balance SeriesBuy a group of 5 followups to keep you Do you experience joint stiffness,on track for $140 muscle tightness or other aches and pains? Do you feel your balance has become compromised? Our MATMindful Eating Specialist, Joe DeAntonis, will help youMindfulness in eating empowers us to get your body moving again the waydiscover and change our unhealthy you feel like it should. Wear comfortablehabits and behaviors around food. clothes and bring a positive attitude!Whether you are working on weight lossor just interested in eating in a more Tuesdays and Thursdayshealthy and balanced way, this seminar September 8-27can teach you practical skills you can 11:30 am-12:30 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTSuse to bring more peace and awareness $90; $115/communityto your meals and your relationship withfood. Led by Deborah Brooks, MS, RD, Optimal PerformanceLDN. TechniquesSunday, November 6 Do you feel you have the ability to CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSION1-3 pm perform better but just can’t get there?or Wednesday, November 9 Attend this class if you would like to6:30-8:30 pm learn innovative techniques that will$15 allow you to break through the barrier$10 off one-on-one nutrition counseling into a higher level of performance.session if you attend this seminar Mondays and Wednesdays November 2-28 6:30-7:30 pm……………PTS $120 31
    • GROUP EXERCISE GROUP EXERCISE BABYSITTINGFALL 2011 CLASSES STUART WEINBAUM Call Patti Sciulli, ext. 273. SHORTSTOP BABYSITTING Please see the monthly schedule (available For ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Buy coupons online or at the Centerfit Desk) for up-to- at the Centerfit Desk. Reservations are date days and times. required at ext. 267. 20/20/20 Monday-Friday Twenty minutes each of strength, cardio 8 am-noon and On the Ball $10/month/child $110/year/child INTERVAL BENCH Drop-in fee $6/child High-intensity bench or cardio alternating with intense muscle toning Complimentary Babysitting segments. 6-8:30 pm Monday through Thursday for group SPINNING exercise participants only. A cardiovascular workout performed to music on a specially designed stationary Reservations are required at ext. 267. bike. Space is limited. Location: Room 310 Group Exercise and Babysitting services are available only while you are in our facility Spinning Fees working out. $5/class $45/book of 10 $80/book of 20; $53 for teens Centerfit Platinum: no fee Group Centergy A 60-minute journey of yoga and pilates while moving to music, designed to help you center your energy, reduce HOLD YOUR STAFF stress and smile. RETREAT AT THE JCC Fall Launch The JCC is a convenient, versatile and Wednesday, September 21 • 9 am unique facility for customizedREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG retreats. Group Power Re-energize your staff in a non-office This 60-minute barbell program setting by treating them to private strengthens all your major muscles in an fitness and wellness classes, a chance inspiring, motivating group to relax in a whirlpool or sauna, play environment with simple, athletic team sports, enjoy a meal or snack, movements such as squats, lunges, and meet in private comfortable presses and curls. settings. Fall Launch We provide the facilities, services and Sunday, October 2 • 8:15 am staff to make your staff retreat a useful, enjoyable and enriching experience. Group Kick Call Patti Sciulli at ext. 273 to help Group Kick brings it on! This electric 60- plan your Staff Retreat or for more minute fusion class of martial arts and information. boxing movements will kick your cardio fitness to the next level. Fall Launch Sunday, October 2 • 9:30 am32
    • CENTERFIT PLATINUM Therapeutic Massage FALL 2011 TO JOIN, CALL THE MEMBERSHIP OFFICE, A combination of massage techniques EXT. 176, OR GO TO designed to help relieve chronic joint JCCPGH.ORG/PAGE/JOIN pain and benefit the skeletal/muscular system by improving circulation, ALL Group Exercise classes are FREE increasing joint flexibility, promoting to Centerfit Platinum members, quicker healing of injured muscle tissue, including yoga, Pilates and and improving posture and body Spinning. mechanics Basic Table MassageJOIN TODAY FOR Traditional Men’s Centerfit Platinum rubdown increases circulation andTHESE BENEFITS promotes relaxationEnjoy exclusive adults-only spa-stylelocker rooms, concierge services and Couples Massagediscounts. Two massage therapists provide a• ALL Group Exercise, Yoga, Spinning couple, mother and daughter, or two and Pilates classes are FREE siblings or friends with individualized• FREE Racquetball/Squash/Handball massages while the clients relax in each Court time other’s company.• DISCOUNT of up to 10% off Personal Training Contracts Massage Fees• DISCOUNT on Massage up to 20%• Steam, sauna and whirlpool Centerfit Platinum Members Half hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25• Towel service, hair dryers and Full hour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 toiletries 10 half-hour coupons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $225• Free coffee and tea Half-hour table massage . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 One-hour table massage . . . . . . . . . . . . $40 10 half-hour table massage couponsMASSAGE $180SERVICES Couples massage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $110 CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSIONCall ext. 267 for an appointment. Now availableMassage at Centerfit Platinum is a Hot Stone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $125relaxing and rejuvenating experience, Salt Scrub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75far removed from life’s fast-paced Sugar Gloss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75environment. Our facilities include three Mud Wrap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75newly renovated, private massage Guest Feesrooms and a new coed massage room. General Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10Swedish Massage Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15The most common form of massage,used to promote general relaxation, Mother-Daughter Daysimprove circulation and ease everyday Enjoy Centerfit Platinum with youraches and pains mother, daughter or granddaughter. Children must be at least 13 years old.Sports Massage SundaysA deep tissue massage using specific September 18, October 16,strokes to help athletes obtain November 20, December 18maximum performance and physical 4-6 pmconditioning by increasing power, No feeendurance and mobility both beforeand after an event or exercise 33
    • AJMFALL 2011 Norman Gershman, The Future, 2008, image courtesy Hebrew Union College, New York City AMERICAN JEWISH Besa, meaning “to keep the promise,” is a traditional code of honor that Albanians MUSEUM developed through their interpretation Call Melissa Hiller, Director, ext. 105. of Islam. Living up to one’s Besa is funda- mental to Albanian ethics. It is an honor to protect another person, regardless of BESA: Albanian Muslims racial, religious or political differences. Who Saved Jews The role of Albanians in rescuing Jews During the Holocaust remains virtually unknown because it October 3–December 30 was concealed throughout 46 years of Fine, Perlow, and Weis Gallery communist dictatorship, a regime that Berger Gallery cut Albania off from the world. Gersh- Opening Reception: man and Yad Vashem are pioneers in Monday, October 3 • 7-9 pm bringing this historically important Keynote discussion with event to light.REGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG BESA photographer Stu Huck The AJM, Holocaust Center and PAJC are Reception sponsors: developing dynamic programs that facil- JCC—Bernard and Marsha Marcus itate interfaith dialogue between Jews Holocaust Center—Rogal Family in memory of and Muslims. Leora Rogal Visit these websites for event updates An exhibition organized by Yad Vashem, • jccpgh.org/page/ajm BESA: Albanian Muslims Who Saved Jews • pajc.net During the Holocaust comes to Pitts- • holocaustcenterpgh.org burgh through the collaboration of the Major funding for the American Jewish Museum American Jewish Museum (AJM), the is provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federa- Board, the Anna L. Caplan & Irene V. Caplan tion of Greater Pittsburgh and the Pitts- Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater burgh Area Jewish Committee (PAJC). Pittsburgh, the Robert C. and Gene B. Dickman Comprised of 41 photographs by pho- Fund, the Nancy Bernstein and Robert Schoen Fund, the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, and tographer Norman Gershman, BESA de- individual support. Exhibition funding for the picts Albanian families responsible for Holocaust Center is provided by the Holocaust saving Jews during World War II. The Center Endowment Fund. photographs are paired with narratives by Albanians that recount vivid and har-34 rowing experiences.
    • SPECIAL NEEDS Call Liza Baron, ext. 241. Teen After-School Center FALL 2011The JCC serves individuals with special Teens and young adults ages 13-21 withneeds by mainstreaming them into special needs can come to the JCC afterregular JCC programs such as day camp school for a variety of activitiesas well as providing programs dedicated including sports, cooking, communityto their needs. We encourage every service and swimming. This includesinterested person with a disability to focused one-on-one attention to eachparticipate. participant’s growth and development of life skills.EARL LATTERMAN FAMILY September-JuneJ.S.S.N. (JEWISH SINGLES $1,020/one day a week $1,700/two days a weekSUPPORT NETWORK) $2,035/three days a weekA social group for young adults, ages 20 $2,445/four days a weekand up, with mild to moderate $2,715/five days a weekdevelopmental disabilities. This groupmeets weekly for programmingmeetings overseen by a staff advisor Gesher Program at Emmaand enjoys programs they have Kaufmann Campdeveloped. Contact Adam Baron, 412-278-4184, ext. 209, or abaron@jccpgh.org.Centerfolk The Gesher program serves high-A social and recreational group for teens functioning teens with special needs.to adults with special needs. Teaching Gesher participants engage in theirand reinforcing appropriate social skills favorite camp activities such as ropesare strongly integrated into all course, water-tubing and horsebackprograms. Age-appropriate programs riding. Campers learn teamwork,are held at the JCC and other venues. independence and Jewish identity.Fee by activity. If you would like to be Interaction with other campers andadded to our mailing list, please call ext. integration into activities with groups of852. all ages is a focal point of our program. The Gesher Program is supported in part by TheVIOLET AND JOSEPH SOFFER Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust. The Special Needs Department is supported in part by a grantFOUNDATION AND FAMILY CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSION from the Herman and Rebecca Fineberg FundSPECIAL OLYMPICS for Exceptional People with additional supportCall Ellen McBride, 412-731-6185. from the Edna and Larry Abelson Fund for Special Needs, the Raymond and ElizabethIndividualized training for Special Bloch Educational and Charitable Foundation,Olympics. Special Olympics is for anyone the Ralph Davidson Special Needs Fund, theover age 8 with cognitive delays. Please Zola Hirsch Fund for Special Needs and thecall for start dates. Robert Spiegel Memorial Endowment Fund.BasketballSundays11:30 am-1 pmNo feeSwimmingTuesdays5-6 pmNo fee 35
    • AGEWELL AGEWELLFALL 2011 J CAFE PITTSBURGH Are you looking for a convenient AgeWell Pittsburgh offers a one-stop place to have lunch? Come to the resource that links older adults, their J Cafe for a delicious kosher lunch. family members, friends and caregivers You have choices: to solutions for issues related to aging. Comfort Zone—Hot lunch that Call 412-422-0400 or visit includes traditional comfort foods AgeWellpgh.org and sides AgeWell Pittsburgh is a collaborative program New Deli—Sandwich with an of the Jewish Association on Aging, the Jewish assortment of meats offered Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh and (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) Jewish Family & Childrens Service. Showthyme—A fresh hot entree Major funding for AgeWell Pittsburgh is prepared right in front of you provided in part by the Jewish Federation of (Tuesday and Thursday) Greater Pittsburgh and the United Way of Allegheny County. Additional funding is Garden Grove—Parve soup and salad provided by a grant from The Fine Foundation bar with a choice of toppings and an anonymous donor. Government support Splash—Hot and cold tea is provided by the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging and the Pennsylvania Mondays through Fridays Department of Community and Economic 11 am-1 pm Development of the Commonwealth of Levinson Hall; patio open weather Pennsylvania through Senator John Pippy and permitting Senator Mike Stack. Special pricing for those ages 60 +. Funding for the AgeWell Independent Adult Reservations preferred. Call Services Department is provided by grants from 412-521-8011, ext. 111, no later than the Buncher Family Foundation, the Hyman 10 am. View the weekly menu at Family Foundation, the Jewish Federation of JCCPGH.org/page/jcafe Greater Pittsburgh and the Amelia Miles Foundation through The PNC Charitable Trust The JCC is under the supervision of the VAAD. Grant Review Committee. WECHSLER BRIDGE PROGRAM ART Call Jeanne Ronschke, ext. 362. Call Jeanne Ronschke, ext. 362. Brush-Up Bridge IIREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG Acrylic Painting Course will cover finesses, hand re- Learn mixed media techniques and evaluation, Stayman, Opener’s and collage. Success for everyone. Responder’s rebids, leads and defensive Lila Hirsch Brody, Instructor. bids. Judi Sonon, instructor. Wednesdays Tuesdays, October 5-December 7 September 6-October 25 9 am-noon: $170 7-9 pm 12:30-3:30 pm: $170 $55/member; $70/community36
    • AGEWELLIntermediate Bridge: CULTURE CLUB FALL 2011“Play of the Hand” You must be registered for OPT to useCourse will cover making a game plan, our transportation.managing the trump suit, long suit Call Jeanne Ronschke, ext. 362.development, identifying the dangeroushand, counting and the endplay.Judi Sonon, instructor. Patti LuPone at the PSOWednesdays Patti LuPone, vocalist, makes a long-September 7-October 26 awaited engagement with the PSO for a9:30-11:30 am celebration of Broadway and song.$55/member; $70/community Lupone has two Tonys for her leading roles in Evita and Gypsy.Duplicate Bridge Sunday, November 13 2 pmAdvanced bridge for serious $48/member; $56/communityplayers. Please bring a partner.Marge Tamres, Director.Wednesdays, ongoing EVENTS11:45 am-3:30 pm Call Sybil Lieberman, ext. 135.$6 Welcome Back Shabbat Call Nicole Mezare, ext. 278COMPUTER Start the New Year by connecting toCLASSES your spirit. Celebrate Shabbat withCall Jeanne Ronschke, ext. 362. Rabbi Donni and and the JCC Choral Group over a delicious brisket dinner.Basic Word 1 & 2 (2007 edition) Friday, September 9Learn to create new documents, edit 5-6:30 pmyour work, change font sizes and save $12/age 60+; $15/age 59 and underand retrieve documents effectively. Register by Friday, September 2.FridaysSeptember 9, 23 High Holiday Bake Sale9:30-11:30 am$55/member, $60/community Call Nicole Mezare, ext. 278 CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSION Look no further for the most delicious pastries for the High Holidays. ABasic Word 3 & 4 (2007) selection of cakes and challah will beLearn to create documents, signs and available. Please stop by Room 201 for aletters. Have fun inserting pictures and Bake Sale Order Form after August 8.creating borders, bulleted and Complimentary gift wrapping will benumbered lists, mail merge, etc. offered.Fridays Order forms due byOctober 28, November 4 Monday, September 129:30-11:30 am Distribution on$55/member; $60/community Tuesday, September 27, 1-6 pmExcel 1 & 2 (2007 version)FridaysDecember 2, 99:30 am-11:30 am$55/member; $60/community 37
    • AGEWELL Fall Wine Tour of Narcissi FAITH WEINSTEIN BOOK ANDFALL 2011 Winery, Gibsonia AUTHOR PROGRAM Call Nicole Mezare, ext. 278 Bill Shore, a native of Pittsburgh, Enjoy the fall foliage as we travel to discusses his most recent book, The Narcissi Winery to taste a variety of their Imaginations of Unreasonable Men. Shore wines. We will stop at a local market to is founder and executive director of select apples for the New Year. Lunch Share Our Strength, a national non- and transportation provided. profit dedicated to ending childhood Thursday, September 22 hunger in America. Shore was a recent 10:30 am-4 pm Jefferson Award recipient and was $23/ages 60+; $26/ages 59 and under named one of America’s Best Leaders by Register by Thursday, September 1 “US News & World Report.” (2005) Monday, November 7 Information Session on the 7 pm, Levinson Hall Senior Citizen Property Tax $5 in advance; $10 at the door Relief Program Call Nicole Mezare, ext. 278 Eight Crazy Nights! Find out if you are eligible for a 30% real Chanukah Dinner Show estate property tax savings. Ed Hyjek, Call Nicole Mezare, ext. 278 from Allegheny County Treasurer John Lights, latkes and sufganiyot! Enjoy the Weinstein’s Office, will lead a holiday time with your friends over a presentation on what you need to know festive dinner and klezmer show. to see if you qualify for this program. Thursday, December 15 A question and answer session will 5:30-7:30 pm follow. Levinson Hall Monday, October 24 $12/age 60+; $15/age 59 and under 1-2 pm Register by Thursday, December 8 Levinson Hall Golden Strolling Strings PROGRAMS Dinner Show Call Sybil Lieberman, ext. 135. Call Nicole Mezare, ext. 278 The following programs are supported by Back by popular demand, celebrate Allegheny County Area Agency on AgingREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG autumn with the Golden Strolling (ACAAA) and are open to anyone who is 60 Strings! Let them dazzle you with their years of age or older and a resident of Al- exciting show after a delicious dinner. legheny County. A one-time registration must be completed in Room 201. Bring a Thursday, October 27 photo ID with your date of birth. 5:30-7:30 pm $12/ages 60+; $15/age 59 and under Register by Thursday, October 20 Birthday Parties Celebrate monthly birthdays with a Save the Date: song, a dessert and good wishes. AgeWell’s Annual Health Fair Thursday, November 3 Shabbat Celebration 10 am-2 pm Welcome the Sabbath with singing and celebration. Fridays38
    • AGEWELLLegal Services Wednesday Afternoon FALL 2011An attorney visits the JCC to assist with at the Cinemalegal issues. Call Jeanne Ronschke, Call Nicole Mezare, ext. 278.ext. 362, for an appointment on the Watch movies on our 52-inchsecond Friday of each month. plasma screen television. Wednesdays, Room 202Transportation 1 pmRegister for OPT/ACCESS, bus passes No feeand Elder Express in Room 201. Bringphoto ID with your date of birth. PALS Book Club Call Nicole Mezare, ext. 278.Voter Registration Join in monthly discussions. Books areRegister to vote, change your party or supplied at the beginning of the month.change your address with theDepartment of Elections in Fourth Wednesday of the monthRoom 201. 1-2 pm, Room 202 No fee PALS Book Clubs are supported by Highmark® andSpecial Events the Allegheny County Library Association.Any dinner or program that isco-sponsored by ACAAA requires a one-time ACAAA registration. Register in JACOB WOLHENDLERRoom 201. WELLNESS PROGRAM Revitalize Your LifeMind-Full Mondays Call Nicole Mezare, ext. 278.Call Nicole Mezare, ext. 278. This JAA program addresses flexibility,Join us for educational programs, memory, nutrition, joint and back pain,discussions and speakers. relaxation techniques and more.Mondays, Levinson B First Monday of every month1-2 pm 1-2 pmNo fee No fee, Levinson HallCreative Arts Club Keeping Up With CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSIONCall Nicole Mezare, ext. 278. Dr. Paul CaplanParticipate in a variety of creative arts Call Jeanne Ronschke, ext. 362.such as jewelry making, homemade Dr. Caplan brings a world of knowledgecrafts, art history and reading and and expertise to medical topics.writing techniques. Third Monday of the monthTuesdays, 1-2 pm 1-2 pm, Room 202No fee No feeBook Review with Ask the DoctorHelen-Faye Rosenblum Call Nicole Mezare, ext. 278.Call Sybil Leiberman, ext. 135. Learn from Dr. Andrea Fox,Join us for a lively discussion led by Gerontologist and Director of thewriter, teacher and reviewer Helen-Faye Squirrel Hill Health Center.Rosenblum. Fourth Monday of the monthTuesday, September 13 1-2 pmThursday, November 10 No feeRoom 2021:15-2-15 pmNo fee 39
    • AGEWELLFALL 2011 Blood Pressure Screenings Restoration And Relaxation Call Jeanne Ronschke, ext. 362. Boost immunity and mental clarity Every other Wednesday through relaxation, breathing and Begins September 7 stretching exercises. Instructor provided 10:30-11:30 am by CCAC. Bring a towel with you. No fee Thursdays Facilitated by a registered nurse from Jewish October 6, October 27-November 17 Association on Aging Centers for Rehabilitation, a 1:45 pm-3:15 pm, Room 202 program of AgeWell Pittsburgh. No fee T’ai Chi Strong Seniors Stay Young Wednesdays Build strength in your arms and legs. All September 7-November 9 participants must be registered with 1-1:45 pm ACAAA. $30/members; $35/community Wednesdays, ongoingREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG Beginner’s Drop-in Class 10 am, Levinson B Sponsored in part by ACAAA. $1/class suggested donation 1:45-2:30 pm, ongoing Sponsored in part by Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging Mental Aerobics Maintain brain fitness with games, exercise and social activities. Instructor JUDAICS AND provided by CCAC. DISCUSSION Thursdays Call Jeanne Ronschke, ext. 362. September 8-22 1:15-3:15 pm, Room 202 Yiddish Conversation No fee Tuesdays, 10-11 am No fee JCC Choral Group Open to JCC members who like to sing. Thursdays, 10 am No fee40
    • AGEWELLCurrent Events Class CHECKMATES FALL 2011Call Nicole Mezare, ext. 278. If you know an older adult who wouldHear guest rabbis discuss politics and appreciate a weekly, friendly phone callcurrent events. or would like to volunteer for this peer-Fridays, 10:30-11:30 am led telephone reassurance program, callRoom 307; no fee Amy Gold, MSW, ext. 207.Israeli Folk Dancing SUPPORT GROUPSCherie Maharam leads a class for Call Sybil Lieberman, ext. 135.beginners and then a dance-by-requestsession in the Kaufmann Dance Studio. General BereavementThursdays, ongoing, 7:30 pm Support Group$3 suggested donation Facilitation provided by Sivitz Jewish Hospice. To register, call Jan Kellough,Hebrew Literature MA, 412-422-5700.Readings from a variety of Hebrew Last Tuesday of the monthperiodicals with Dave Dinkin. 3-4:30 pm; Room 204Tuesdays, 10-11 amNo fee Recently Bereaved Support Group: Healing Hearts This group is for individuals who haveELDER EXPRESS experienced the loss of a loved one inElder Express provides regularly the past year. Facilitation provided byscheduled van service to people Sivitz Jewish Hospice of the Jewishage 65 and older. If you live in the 15217 Association on Aging. For morezip code and are registered with Access, information or to register, callyou are automatically registered for Jan Kellough, MA, 412-422-5700.Elder Express. Ride all day for $2. For Thursdaysmore information, call Jeanne Ronschke, October 27-December 8ext. 362. 6:30-8 pm LOREN R. HIRSCH MEMORIAL CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSIONNEW AMERICANSCall Irene Krastoshevskaya, ext. 237. BEREAVEMENT PROGRAM Facilitation provided by Forbes Hospice.ESL (English as a Second Language) Please call Kevin Henry, facilitator,Classes before attending: 412-578-66.5095.For New Americans from the formerSoviet Union, ages 60 and older. Bereavement for Adult Children Third Wednesday of each monthRussian Language Library 7-9 pmMondays, 11 am-noonThursdays, 5-6 pmSupport for New Americans is provided in part by agrant from the Buncher Family Foundation.IMMIGRANT ASSISTANCEPROGRAM SUPPORTED IN PARTBY ANITA AND SAM MICHAELS 41
    • THANKS TO OUR YEAR-LONG SPONSORS $5,000+ $1,500+ Marcia Gumberg Lovin’ Spoonful Strawberry Fields Darryl Hall Anonymous Ahmie E. Baum CFP®, UBS Hefren-Tillotson, Inc. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Financial Services Inc. Henderson Brothers, Inc. Del Monte Foods BPU Investment Invitations Unlimited / Robin Fifth Third Bank Management, Inc. Gordon First Niagara Bank CIBER, Inc. Jacobson Associates Inc./ Full Bowl Catering Dunkin’ Donuts Wagner Agency Giant Eagle Caryle and Mark Glosser James P. Goldman, AIA– Ina and Larry Gumberg Lori & Richard Guttman and Sports Facility Consultant The Hurwitz Family and Guttman Oil Lieber Hammer Huber BL Sour Cream and Dips Herrmann Printing & Bennington Hyman Family Foundation HMS Marketing Catherine and Mark Loevner Ellen and Jack Kessler Jennifer and Larry Honig Louis Plung & Company Jeffrey Markel and Susan Berman and MedExpress Carol Robinson Doug Kress Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP NuGo Nutrition Cindy Goodman-Leib and Parkvale Bank Oxford Development Scott Leib Audrey Russo and Company Robert and Celia Liss Joseph Parrish Lori and James Ruttenberg McCrory & McDowell LLC Penn Fixture & Supply Suzanne and Brian Schreiber Elliott Oshry Company Trust-Franklin Press Co. S&T Bank Perspectives Nancy Bernstein and Pittsburgh Oral Surgery, P.C. $2,500+ Robert Schoen PJ Dick/Trumbull Sugar Magnolia Sir Speedy Printing–Oakland Pollock Begg Komar & A&L Motor Sales University of Pittsburgh Glasser LLC Meryl & David Ainsman Veritas Contracting LLC The Prop Shop and Ainsman, Levine & Walnut Capital R&B Mechanical, Inc. Drexler, LLC Richard E. Rauh Aladdin Food Management $1,000+ Robert I. Glimcher Family Services Crimson & Clover Foundation Cheryl Gerson and Bruce Alpha Graphics Amy and Steven Rock Americus Alpha Screen Graphics Karen and Tony Ross Marc and Betsy Brown B&R Pools & Swim Shop Rudolph Family CleanCare BBR Services In Honor of Jerome Segal ColdCypress, LLC big Burrito Restaurant Group Shady Side Academy designspace BNY Mellon Wealth Linda and Ken Simon Groff Orthopaedics Management Smallman Street Deli Iron City Uniform Rentals Sidney and Sylvia Busis Songwhale ISS Facility Services Barbara and Gerald Chait Strassburger McKenna Ellen and Gregg Kander Common Plea Catering Gutnick & Gefsky Carole and Jerry Katz Concept Art Gallery Toshiba Business Solutions Lynn and Larry Lebowitz Create Studio Typecraft Press Lindenmeyr Munroe Desmone & Associates Winchester Thurston School Littles Architects Mosaic Linens Dollar Bank Media Sponsors Northwestern Mutual Eyetique Lamar Advertising Financial Network Fast Signs Pittsburgh City Paper Square Café Federated Investors The Jewish Chronicle UPMC Cancer Centers Foundation, Inc. Whirl Publishing Witt Pest Management Fort Pitt Capital Group Franklin Interiors Jack and Karen Friedman42
    • Thanks toBig Night Premier Sponsor Highmark/SilverSneakers® Fitness Program for their 2011 support of the JCC Building a healthy future UPMC Health Plan is proud to support the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. 43
    • Non-profit Org. For More Information U.S. PostageMEMBER-GET-A- PAID Membership Services Permit No. 290MEMBER 412-521-8011, ext. 534 Pittsburgh, PA membership@jccpgh.org Jewish Community CenterREFER YOUR FRIENDS TO THE of Greater Pittsburgh Membership Sales 5738 Forbes AvenueJCC FOR BIG SAVINGS Pittsburgh, PA 15217 412-521-8011, ext.176 JCCPGH.orgYOU get one month FREE for each membership@jccpgh.orgmembership referral. We’ll honor as Financial Assistancemany as 12 referrals for 12 months FREE. Karen ClarkeEACH FRIEND gets one month FREE upon 412-521-8011, ext. 224joining (General Membership). Employment Karen KozelBe sure your friends give us your name 412-521-8011, ext. 361when they join. Facility RentalsFor more information, please call Stacey Gentile412-521-8011, ext. 176. 412-521-8011, ext. 341Valid for new members or lapsed memberships of JCC Squirrel Hillgreater than one year. Not valid for SilverSneakers® 412-521-8010Membership or Centerfit Platinum memberships. Fall 2011 TTY (hearing impaired) 412-208-9102 JCC South Hills 412-278-1975