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  • 1. PROGRAM GUIDEWINTER 2012 SOUTH HILLSJewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh VOL. 9 NO. 1
  • 2. CONTENTS & HOURS CONTENTS JCC-SOUTH HILLSWINTER 2012 Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 BIRTHDAY BASH Aquatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 #13 Big Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Call Ann Haalman, ext. 204. Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 We’re having a birthday party Dance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 A wonderful birthday party! Early Childhood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Families. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Join us for the Moon Bounce, Mike the Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Balloon Guy, crafts, free swim and K’hillah (Community). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 gym time, free popcorn, lemonade, Personal Training. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 birthday cake and much more. Bring Preschool Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 your friends for a fun afternoon and SilverSneakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 great deals on membership. Special Needs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Do not miss out on Early Bird camp Sports & Rec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 registration. A Birthday Bash $50 Summer Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 promotional discount will make the Thanks to Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 deal even sweeter! Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Youth Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Sunday January 29 2-4 pm No fee or pre-registration PESACH-MICHAL ART GALLERY Works by local artists in the Atrium HOURS Regular Building Hours SUPPORT THE Monday-Thursday, 5:30 am-9:30 pm JCC SCHOLARSHIP Friday, 5:30 am-6 pm Saturday, 8 am-6 pm FUND Sunday, 8 am-6 pm After meeting a group of visitors while Early Childhood Department doing her morning workout before Monday-Friday, 7 am-6 pm heading to her office, a member was inspired to write. HOLIDAY HOURS “I am moved to write just to say how Saturday, December 24:REGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG important the JCC is to my life—the Open 8 am-6 pm regular contact with older people, Sunday, December 25: Open 8 am-5 pm families…people from all walks of Pitts- Monday, December 26: regular JCC burgh. I particularly enjoy the Fitness hours Center. The JCC is a miracle of good for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day the community. So here’s my testimo- Saturday, December 31: nial to the Center that is so important Open 8 am-6 pm to me and what I should have said Sunday, January 1, 2012: when I saw you.”—Ms. B.K. Open 8 am-6 pm Monday, January 2: Fitness facilities open 5:30 am- DONATE ONLINE: 9:30 pm WWW.JCCPGH.ORG Your gift makes a difference! For information and to donate, call Mayda Roth, CFRE Director of Development at (412)521- 8011, ext. 363 or by email at
  • 3. MEMBERSHIPJCC MEMBERSHIP WINTER 2012INCLUDES: TO LEARN ABOUTFREE State-of-the art Fitness JCC MEMBERSHIP Center with circuit trainingFREE 25-yard indoor pool with VISIT JCCPGH.ORG handicap accessible private bathroom and water-powered chair lift How to create your online account:FREE Double-court gymnasium 1. Go to and click theFREE Outdoor swimming pool at “Members” link at the top of the page the Family Park in Monroeville next to the search boxFREE Group fitness classes 2. Click “Create an Account”FREE Detailed orientation in the 3. Choose one of the three “Find Me” Fitness Center options to locate your accountFREE Outdoor adaptive 4. Create your user ID and password playground How to register for a program online:FREE Wireless Internet 1. Search for programs by interest, age,FREE Play time in Family Place group or departmentFREE Kabbalat Shabbat 2. Log in to your accountFREE Access to JCC Squirrel Hill 3. Select the person to register by facility (Centerfit Platinum is changing “Buy For” an additional fee) 4. Check outFREE Family programs Questions? Contact Membership Services, 412-278-1975.MEMBERSHIP GIVESYOU ACCESS TO:• Early Childhood Development Center starting at 6 weeks of age• Day camp and overnight camp• Private and group swimming lessons, arthritis aquatic exercise CALL 412-278-1975 TO REGISTER program, water aerobics classes, VISION & swim team MISSION• Sports leagues, classes, skills STATEMENT training, one-on-one training for all ages To advance our vision of an exemplary, thriving, engaged community rooted in• Dance classes starting at age 2 Jewish values, the JCC of Greater• Personal training Pittsburgh’s mission is to enrich our community by creating an environment• School’s Out programs that strengthens the physical, intellectual• Babysitting and spiritual well-being of individuals and families. The JCC Program Guide is published quarterly by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. 3
  • 4. EARLY CHILDHOODWINTER 2012 The JCC’s Early Childhood Development At ECDC, we promote Jewish values, Center is a “home away from home” for encourage children to appreciate children 6 weeks to 5 years old. At ECDC, diversity and provide an environment you can trust that your child is safe, that promotes acceptance and a sense secure and appropriately challenged, of belonging. nurtured by professionals who encourage your child to grow and Programs thrive. • Infants: Full-time care, We offer a program predictable enough 7 am-6 pm and 9 am-3 pm, for babies to satisfy a child’s need for routines yet starting at 6 weeks through 14 diverse enough to broaden his or her months old horizons with exciting new experiences. • Tots: Full- and part-time options forREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG We believe that discovery and play are a 14 months to 2 years young child’s most important “work.” We • Toddlers: Full- and part-time options provide countless opportunities for for 2-year-olds children to develop skills and confi- dence, as well as the environment and • Preschoolers: Full- and part-time freedom for children to have fun! options for 3, 4 and 5-year-olds Our staff respect the uniqueness of each Kindergarten Enrichment child and consider parents our partners. We welcome your input and strive for Our enrichment program for ongoing communication between home kindergartners has morning and and school. Together, we can foster your afternoon options. Children explore child’s feelings of self-worth, indepen- monthly themes such as Pittsburgh, dence and success. Children Around the World, and Our Amazing Selves through projects, field trips and special visitors. The program includes music and nature classes and swim lessons. Space is limited.4
  • 5. EARLY CHILDHOODWhat makes ECDC special FAMILY PLACE WINTER 2012• Indoor swimming pool with All classes are taught by Kimberly Murray, instructional swim Family Place Coordinator, ext. 520.• Double-court gymnasium with Family Place Flex Classes: physical education classes ages 3-6• Jewish holidays and customs While you work out, take a class or relax,• Two fenced-in age-specific your child can enjoy art, phonics, crafts playgrounds for toddlers and ages 2-5 and friendship. Classes meet in the• Marci Lynn Bernstein outdoor lobby and are an hour in length. playground with wheelchair access Tuesdays, 9:30 am• Escorts to JCC enrichment classes Wednesdays, 9:30 am or 10 am Thursdays, 9:30 am or 10 am• Nature program with Scott Conservancy and Nature Don $8/class; $4/sibling; $50/8 classes Value pass: $100• Music class with Sally Matthews (20 mix and match one-hour classes.)• Gym classes Register and pay at Front Desk or callRegistration for the 2012-13 school 412-278-1975.year begins February 27. For moreinformation or to schedule a tour, FREE Tuesdays Together:please call Kathy Revesz, Director, at412-278-1975, ext. 211. ages 2-3 Come and meet other parents while children create a craft and play games. Tuesdays January 24, 31, February 7, 14 10:30-11:15 am No fee; register at the front desk.Major funding for Early Childhood PJ Library Story Time andprogramming is provided by the PittsburghJewish Pre-Kindergarten Educational Activity: ages 2-3Improvement Foundation of the Jewish Meet other parents as we read aFederation of Greater Pittsburgh and Keystone selection from the PJ Library and thenSTARS/PA Early Learning Keys to Quality. CALL 412-278-1975 TO REGISTERAdditional support is provided by Massey get crafty based on a theme from theCharitable Trust as well as funding from the book.Ginsberg Family Fund for Childrens Programs, Third Tuesday of the monththe Miriam and Paul Kossis Early Childhood January 17, February 21, March 13Equipment Replacement Fund, the MarilynKramer Memorial Fund and the Mark Allen 10:30 amRobinson Day Care Center Endowment Fund. No fee 5
  • 6. PRESCHOOL SPORTS Contact Chris Gilbert, ext. 262, or Little Dribblers Basketball:WINTER 2012 age 3 Tiny Tumblers: ages 17-23 Your littlest star will learn the basic skills months of basketball, with an emphasis on good Focusing on gross motor skills and sportsmanship. coordination, we will use parachutes, Wednesdays yarn balls, bean bags and more. January 4-March 14 Maximum 5 children. 3-3:30 pm $77 Mondays January 9-March 12 11-11:30 am Little Rackets Tennis: age 3 $70 Beginner level skills are taught through fun and games. Equipment provided. Little Tumblers: age 2 Thursdays Inside, outside, through and over! We January 5-March 15 will focus on many different gross motor 3:30-4 pm skills using a variety of equipment and $66 lots of fun activities. Wednesdays Beginners Gymnastics: January 4-March 14 ages 4-6 9:30-10 am Backward rolls, cartwheels, tripods and $77 bridges are introduced in this tumbling class. Super Tumblers: age 3 Mondays Pencil, log, frog, egg rolls and more. January 9-March 12 These are just some of the beginning 3-3:45 pm tumbling skills that we will work on in $80 this class. Mondays Gymnastics: grades K-3 January 9-March 12 For beginning and intermediate level 2:15-2:45 pm gymnasts. Learn how to properly $70 execute rolls, kicks and combinationREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG moves as well as the basics of floor Little Kickers Soccer: age 3 exercises. The class includes music Your little soccer star will learn the basic movement and body awareness. skills of soccer with an emphasis on Mondays good sportsmanship. January 9-March 12 5-5:45 pm Tuesdays $80 January 3-March 13 3:15-3:45 pm $77 Basketball Stars: ages 4-6 Dribbling, passing, shooting and more. Your athlete will learn the basic rules and skills of basketball with a focus on teamwork and good sportsmanship. Wednesdays January 4-March 14 2-2:45 pm $776
  • 7. YOUTH SPORTS Little Yoga: ages 4-6 WINTER 2012 Teaching a child yoga has many positive benefits—body awareness, self- discipline and calming techniques as well as helping kids stay fit. Wednesdays January 4-March 14 11-11:45 am $88 YOUTH SPORTS Contact Chris Gilbert, ext. 262, or Tennis: grades K-3 Learn the basic skills of tennis through instruction and games. Fridays January 6-March 16 4:15-5 pm $77Floor Hockey: ages 4-6 Fun n’ Fit Sports ClinicYour hockey enthusiast will begin to Your child will learn the basics of soccer,learn the skills and rules of the game and tennis and basketball while receivingapply them to game situations. sports related functional training fromFridays certified personal trainer and coachJanuary 6-March 16 Scott Pastorius, CPT.3-3:45 pm Sports skills, coordination, stamina and$77 agility will be developed through drills, games and functional training in a small CALL 412-278-1975 TO REGISTERBig Rackets Tennis: ages 4-6 group setting.Beginner level skills are taught and all Grades K-3equipment is provided. SaturdaysTuesdays January 7-March 17January 3-March 13 1:30-2:30 pm2-2:45 pm $132$77 Grades 4-6 Thursdays January 5-March 15Soccer Stars: ages 4-6 6-7:30 pm $165Your little athlete will learn the basicrules and skills of soccer with a focus onteamwork and good sportsmanship.ThursdaysJanuary 5-March 152:30-3:15 pm$88 7
  • 8. DANCE PHILIP CHOSKY PERFORMING Creative Movement: age 2WINTER 2012 ARTS PROGRAM Dancers will begin to develop motor skills and a vocabulary of basic Contact Chris Gilbert, ext. 262, or movement. Fridays Philosophy January 6-March 16 Our goal is to help your child gain poise, 3:15-4 pm flexibility, strength and an appreciation $77 for the art of dance. Instructor Fairy-Tale Princess Ballet: Sherry Brallier has been teaching for ages 3-4 more than 30 years and is certified by Emphasizes balance, poise and grace, Dance Educators of America and Dance while introducing stretching, rhythmic Masters of PA to teach jazz, tap, ballet, exercise and easy ballet steps. Musicality pointe, lyrical and acrobatics. and coordination are developed. Fridays Dress Code Requirements January 6-March 16 2:30-3:15 pm Hair must be pulled back, longer hair $88 should be in a bun or pony tail Girls Tap/Ballet/Acrobatics: ages 4-6 • Ballet skirts are permitted Focus on coordination, physical • Ballet slippers required for ballet class development and building self-esteem • Tap shoes required for tap class in a disciplined yet fun environment. Boys Tuesdays • Ballet shoes required for ballet class January 3-March 13 • Tap shoes required for tap class 3:15-4 pm $110 CLASSES Tap/Ballet/Acrobatics: ages 6-9 Fun With Dance: ages 2-3 Focus on coordination, physical This class introduces children to dance, development and building self-esteemREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG song and movement incorporating through the dance disciplines of tap, counting, ABCs, taking turns, right and ballet and acrobatics. left, locomotive movement, rhythm, Mondays flexibility and coordination. January 9-March 12 Mondays 6-7 pm January 9-March 12 $100 10:30-11:15 am $808
  • 9. DANCE WINTER 2012Kids on Broadway: ages 7-9 Tap/Ballet/Jazz Combo:Learn rhythm, timing and musicality ages 7-9 yearswhile learning ensemble choreography Classical ballet training is achievedfrom hit musicals. Choreography will be through barre and floor work exercises.taught from popular musicals including Correct body placement and techniqueAnnie, Peter Pan and High School Musical. are stressed. Tap emphasizes rhythm,Space is limited for this new and timing and coordination throughexciting class. memorization exercises and listeningTuesdays games with our feet. Jazz concentratesJanuary 3-February 28 on techniques, controlled body4:15-5 pm movement and flexibility.$90 Thursdays January 5-February 23Hip Hop: ages 7-9 years 4:30-6 pmMTV and street-style jazz are taught in a $204 CALL 412-278-1975 TO REGISTERlaid back setting. This class will be the“American Idol” and “Dancing with the Private Dance Instruction:Stars” of dance classes. all agesWednesdays Whether you would like to increase yourJanuary 4-March 14 dance proficiency or prepare for an5-6 pm audition or performance, each private$120 lesson is personalized to meet individual goals. $45/hour; $325/8 one-hour sessions $25/half-hour $175/8 half- hour sessions Duet dance lessons $40/hour; $280/8 one-hour sessions $20/half-hour; $140/8 half-hour sessions 9
  • 10. CHILDREN Contact Ann Haalman, ext. 204, or SCHOOL’S OUTWINTER 2012 FUN DAYS BIRTHDAY PARTIES Grades K-6 Ages 4-12 When Mt. Lebanon and/or the Upper St. Celebrate your child’s birthday at the Clair schools are not in session. Fun Days JCC-South Hills. We set up, clean up, and include games, gym time, free swim, supply paper products, invitations and special field trip and snack. Bring a dairy supervision. Registration is on a first- lunch, beverage, swim suit, towel and come, first-served basis. All parties are gym shoes. No extra spending money is 90 minutes long except for swim parties, necessary. Pre-registration required; no which are two hours. Parties are priced drop-ins accepted. Flyers will be mailed for up to 20 children. Additional guests: with program details. $4 each for Sports and Swim; $10 each 9 am-3 pm for Cooking and Crafts. January 16, 20, February 20 Get a Free One-Day Guest Pass for $50/day/child; Families of Your Invited Guests. $45: early registration discount fee Good for the day of the party only. Before Care (7-9 am): $8/day After Care (3-6 pm): $12/day Before and After Care: $15/day Sports Party Whiffle ball, kickball, soccer, hockey, Winter Mini Camp: grades K-6 relay races and more. Choose by the day or all seven days. $225 Each day will include games, gym time, free swim, crafts and a special field trip. . Swim Party Friday December 23: Enjoy open swim time and games with Ice Skating at Mt. Lebanon Ice Rink your birthday guests. Monday December 26: $225 Bowling at Princess Lanes Tuesday December 27: Craft Party Movie Day at the Theater Choose a theme and we’ll come up with Wednesday December 28: the projects to fit. Adopt-A-Bird at the National AviaryREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG $225 plus materials fee Thursday December 29: Chuck E. Cheese Cooking Party Friday, December 30: Crazy Chemworks Mad Science Children make special birthday treats. of Pittsburgh Choose a theme and we’ll come up with the food to fit. Monday, January 2: Movie Day at the JCC $225 plus materials fee 9 am-3 pm $45/child/day by December 16 Create Your Own Party $50/child/day after December 16 We provide the space, supervision and When school is canceled for party supplies—you provide the inclement weather program and refreshments. If school is canceled due to inclement Minimum fee: $225 weather, we will conduct a School’s Out Fun Day program. Please call the JCC at 7 am to verify start time. We follow the Mt. Lebanon and Upper St. Clair school10 closings.
  • 11. CHILDREN & FAMILIESAll Night New Year’s Eve Party: Companion Program for participant’s WINTER 2012ages 5-12 (no exceptions) siblings ages 18-35 monthsWhy find a babysitter when you can Pizza supper, games, crafts, gym time,bring your children to the JCC? We will movie and a snack, supervised by ournot be feeding them supper; however ECDC staff. No swimming.there will be plenty of snacks $30/siblingthroughout the night as well asbreakfast on Sunday morning. FAMILIESActivities include swimming, gymgames, crafts, movies, storytelling, a Call Ann Haalman, ext. 204.midnight toast and some sleep. Noise Got Shabbat?makers, silly hats and balloons will beprovided. For families with children of all ages. Crafts, games, stories and songsWhat to bring: bathing suit & towel, gym followed by a traditional Havdalahshoes, pajamas, sleeping bag and pillow, service and snack. Havdalah is a brieffavorite sleep-with item, toothbrush and service celebrating the end of Shabbattooth paste, and other grooming sup- and preparing us for the week to come.plies as needed. If your child requiresmedication during this time period, Saturdaysplease bring it with you and give it to a February 11: Bring your bathing suit forstaff member with complete written in- family swim timestructions. We request that you do not March 17: Bring your tennis shoes forallow your child to self-medicate. Please Family Olympics in the gyminform us of any allergies by email to 4-5:30 prior to Decem- Free and open to the community.ber 29. RSVP welcome but not required.Saturday, December 317 pm through 9 am, January 1 Purim: More than Costumes,$50/child; $40/sibling Noisemakers and CarnivalsPayment A MUST by Monday, December For families with children ages 3 and up.26. Limited space available. It is a tradition on Purim to send baskets of fruits, baked goods and candy to our friends, relative and those in need.SITTERS ON Join us in making these baskets CALL 412-278-1975 TO REGISTER (mishloach manot). Each family willSATURDAY make one to give to a relative or friendContact Ann Haalman, ext. 204, or and will make another for us distribute to the Jewish residents of Concordia-South Hills. And of course weAges 3-12 will all have the opportunity to taste-Parents—have a night out while we test our handiwork.entertain your children. We will have a Sunday March 4pizza supper, swim, play games, do arts 1:30-3 pm& crafts and watch a movie with a fun $10/familysnack. Children should bring a swim suit Pre-registration and payment requiredand towel. Registration is required by by Wednesday February 29.Thursday before the program. No drop-ins accepted.Saturdays5-10 pmJanuary 14, February 18,March 24, April 21$30; $20/sibling; $35/guest 11
  • 12. SUMMER CAMPS For information on all summer day CHILDREN ANDWINTER 2012 camps, call Ann Haalman, ext. 204. TEENS Session Dates EARLY BIRD CAMP Session 1: June 18-July 13 (4 weeks) REGISTRATION ENDS Session 2: July 16-27 (2 weeks) JANUARY 31 Session 3: July 30-August 10 (2 weeks) Session 4: June 18-August 10 Session 5: July 16-August 10 EARLY CHILDHOOD (Ozrim and CIT only) CAMPS Before- and after-camp care is available for all campers. Session Dates 7-9 am and 3-6 pm Session 1: June 18-July 13 (4 weeks) Session 2: July 16-27 (2 weeks) Camp Sabra: grades K-2 Session 3: July 30-August 10 (2 weeks) 9 am-3 pm Our traditional day camp features a Camp K’Ton Ton: age 2 variety of activities with an emphasis on Campers are introduced to the water Jewish values and group dynamics. through weekly swim time in the pool Campers receive Red Cross swim lessons as well as through daily water play daily. Activities may include: free swim, activities. They enjoy visits to activity sports, games, arts & crafts, nature, specialists on a daily basis. drama, Judaics, Israeli culture and dance. 9 am-12:30 pm Special event programming includes 9 am-3 pm carnivals, parades, holiday celebrations Two, three or five days a week and Olympic-type activities. Each camper selects from a variety of Camp Yeladim: ages 3-4 chugim (hobbies) such as drama, sports, arts-n-crafts, dance, camp newspaper, Yeladim campers are divided into age- jewelry making and nature. appropriate groups. They participate in both instructional swim lessons and free swim daily. Campers also enjoy a variety Camp Chalutzim: grades 3-6 of additional specialist activities each Chalutzim offers older campers day. traditional day camp activities: daily Red Cross swim lessons, free swim, sports,REGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG 9 am-12:30 pm 9 am-3 pm arts & crafts, nature, drama, Judaics and Two, three or five days a week Israeli culture, as well as an extended specialty period, which may include newspaper, photography, drum karaoke, Power Point and balloon art. Every other week field trips may include fishing in the Allegheny River, PNC Park and ice skating. Special event programs may include carnivals, holiday celebrations and Olympic-type activities.12
  • 13. SUMMER CAMPS Specialty Camps WINTER 2012 The Specialty Camp day is from 9 am-3 pm except when there are field trips and overnighters. Lunch is provided. All camps include swim lessons when the schedule allows. Specialty campers enjoy free swim, sports, arts & crafts, nature, Israeli culture and dance. Camps for Summer 2012 include Wet & Wild, Adventure, Ceramics, Science Camp and Ice Skating, with more details to follow. EMMA KAUFMANN CAMP Contact Adam Baron, Assistant Director, ext. 209, or EKC, the JCC’s resident overnight camp,Ozrim (Pre-CIT Program): is situated along Cheat Lake ingrades 7-8 Morgantown, West Virginia, providingCampers will be placed with a group in opportunities for a myriad of sports andthe morning to learn the ins and outs of recreational activities on land and water.being a counselor. In the afternoons, EKC camping programs, with anthey participate in traditional day camp emphasis on Jewish values, are for kidsactivities such as specialties and entering grades 2 through 10. One- toswimming. Every other week, Ozrim will eight-week sessions include Firstgo on a field trip such as fishing in the Experience and Specialty CampsAllegheny River, mini-golf or ice skating. 2012 session dates 7 Week Experience: June 17-August 5C.I.T. Leadership Program: 4 Weeks (Session I): June 17 -July 13grades 9-10 3 Weeks (Session II): July 15-August 5 2 Weeks (Sabra Aleph): June 17-29Through training and weekly 1 Week (First Experience and Specialtyworkshops, CITs learn about the Camps): August 6-12 CALL 412-278-1975 TO REGISTERresponsibilities of a camp counselor,develop a spirit of volunteerism anddevelop stronger social skills while Major funding for JCC summer camps is providedworking with children. in part by The Philip Chosky Charitable and Educational Foundation, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, Massey Charitable Trust, MorrisPHILIP CHOSKY PERFORMING & Fannie Skilken Family Foundation and the Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust.ARTS PROGRAMPerforming Arts Camp:grades 2-7Performing Arts campers developcreativity and gain confidence throughmusic, acting and dance as they work ona theater production. Once again,Helaine Labovitz will be directing ourproduction. There are swim lessons andfree swim daily.June 18-July 13Performance Thursday evening July 12 13
  • 14. K’HILLAH (COMMUNITY) PROGRAMS WITH HOLIDAYSWINTER 2012 RABBI DONNI Shabbat AARON Shabbat is a day of rest and spiritual For the listed programs, please RSVP to enrichment, a time to devote ourselves Rabbi Donni Aaron at to higher pursuits. Look for a Shabbat or call 412-521-8011, ext. 215. message at the desks on Fridays. Got Shabbat? Chanukah: Begins at sundown, For families with children of all ages. Crafts, games, stories and songs December 20 followed by a traditional Havdalah Daily candle-lightings with singing and service and snack. Havdalah is a brief other activities are held at the JCC. service celebrating the end of Shabbat and preparing us for the week to come. Tu B’Shevat Saturdays Wednesday, February 8 February 11: Bring your swimsuit for fun Tu B’shevat (15th day of Shevat) is the in the pool New Year of the tree, marking the start March 17: Bring your tennis shoes for of spring in Israel. School children there Family Olympic Fun plant thousands of saplings. 4-5:30 pm Traditionally in the Diaspora we eat Free and open to the community. dried fruit symbolizing the fruits of RSVP welcome but not required. Israel. Judaism 101: Come and Learn Purim the Basics Thursday, March 8 For anyone interested in Judaism, this Purim derives its name from the word class will give you a chance to learn “Pur,” meaning lot. It recalls the lots that some of the basics such as: the calendar, Haman, Prime Minister of Persia, cast to holidays, Shabbat, prayer and life cycle determine the most favorable month rituals. and day for the execution of the Jews of Persia. This diabolical scheme was foiled Thursday, February 9 by the intervention of the Persian 1-2 pm queen, Esther, and her uncle, Mordecai, No fee who were both Jewish. Purim is aREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG festival of joy, and young and old dress Judaism 102: But Wait… up in costumes to celebrate. There’s More For anyone who is familiar with the ba- sics of Judaism; a chance to study: Bible, rabbinic texts, theology, Jewish denomi- nations and Israel. Thursday, February 16 1-2 pm No fee14
  • 15. saturday, march 3, 2012 • 7:30 PM YRAM AND MERRIS GROFF, CHAIRS HONOREE: PHILIP CHOSKY FOUNDATIONBig Night: All Aboard JCC’s Love Boat will Why the big splash? We need you to bebe the Jewish Community Center of part of our crew. Big Night raises a largeGreater Pittsburgh’s sixth annual Big portion of the JCC’s Annual Fund forNight fundraising event, held at the Irene scholarships and to support criticalKaufmann Building in Squirrel Hill. programming such as child and after- school care and special needs and olderThis Big Night will celebrate the JCC’s adults programs. Corporate andanchor role in the lives of so many individual sponsorships for Big Night, asindividuals and families. We’ll have lavish well as the goodwill produced by theshipboard dancing and entertainment, a event, provide vital support for the JCCCaptain’s Banquet on the quarter deck year-round.and fun for all passengers. Come on board and sail with us! Event Tickets: $100 Ad sizes for Program Book: ❒ $500/Full Page ❒ $325/Half Page ❒ $200/Quarter Page ❒ $100/Business Card Please contact Rhonda Epstein at (412) 521-8011, ext. 234 or for tickets or to buy an ad.
  • 16. AQUATICS SWIM LESSONS SundaysWINTER 2012 Contact Earleen Birkner, January 8-March 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $90 ext. 216, or Toddler Tadpoles . . . . . . . . 11:30 am-noon We use the American Red Cross Learn- Level 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9:30 am Level 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30-10 am to-Swim program, which teaches Level 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-10:30 am aquatic and safety skills in progressive Level 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30-11 am levels. Level 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-11:30 am Toddler Tadpoles: ages 2-4 An introduction to organized swim Mondays lessons and water exploration utilizing January 9-March 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $90 an elevated swim platform. Parents do Toddler Tadpoles . . . . . . . . . . . 10-10:30 am not get into the water. Enrollment is limited to 6 toddlers. Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills Tuesdays Overcome fear, build confidence in the January 3-March 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $99 water, learn body positioning and Toddler Tadpoles . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:30-3 pm arm/leg action. Level 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4:30 pm Level 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:30-5 pm Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills Level 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5:30 pm Learn to float and recover to standing position without support. Begin to learn alternating arm and leg actions with Wednesdays face in the water without support. January 4-March 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $99 Level 3: Stroke Development Toddler Tadpoles . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9:30 am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:30-3 pm Coordination of front and back crawl Level 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5:30 pm without support. Learn to breathe on Level 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:30-6 pm side during front crawl. Introduction to the butterfly stroke. Learn to do sit dives and tread water for 30 seconds. Thursdays January 5-March 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $99 Level 4: Stroke Improvement Improve skills and strokes. Learn to Toddler Tadpoles . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5:30 pm Level 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-10:30 am swim front crawl and back crawl 25 Level 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:30-6 pmREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG yards and butterfly 15 yards without Level 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30-11 am assistance. Learn breaststroke and Level 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6:30 pm elementary backstroke. Work on Level 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30-7 pm kneeling dives and treading water for 1 Level 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-7:30 pm minute Level 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30-8 pm Level 5: Stroke Refinement Build endurance to swim front crawl 50 yards with side breathing, back crawl 50 yards, butterfly and breaststroke 25 yards. Learn flip turns for front and back crawl, refine open turns for breaststroke and butterfly.16
  • 17. AQUATICSFitness Swimming Lap Swim Hour WINTER 2012for Kids All six lanes will be available forRefine strokes and build endurance to continuous swimming.become a stronger swimmer. We will 5:30-6:30 amwork on all strokes, flip turns, how to Mondays-Fridayscheck heart rate, and use pull buoys and No feekickboards. Must be able to swim 25yards of each stroke. Practice twice a Silver Splash®week. Using specially designed SilverSneakers®Mondays and Wednesdays kickboards, perform water moves to4:15-5 pm develop strength, balance andWednesday, January 4- coordination improving agility, range ofWednesday, March 14 motion and cardiovascular conditioning.$99/once a week; $189/twice a week No swimming ability is required for this safe, fun, effective program.Private Swim Lessons Sundays, 12:30 pmCall to schedule. Tuesdays, 1 pm$25/half hour Thursdays, 1 pm$225/10 classes (savings of $25) TIDAL WAVEWATER EXERCISE SWIM TEAMCall Earleen Birkner, ext. 216. Contact Jane Williams, 412-854-4845, orArthritis Foundation jewilliams4@verizon.netAquatic Program Ages 5-21 The JCC South Hills Tidal Wave is aOur heated pool is the ideal competitive swim team for all levels ofenvironment for relieving arthritis pain experience. Tidal Wave competes at AMSand stiffness. Gentle movements swim meets throughout the year. Makeincrease joint flexibility and range of new friends, build self esteem and honemotion, while restoring or maintaining your swimming skills with Coach Cindymuscle strength. Must have a physicians Woods.referral to participate in this certified CALL 412-278-1975 TO REGISTERprogram. All swimmers are evaluated and placedMondays and Fridays in groups based on ability and age.9-10 am Practices are offered daily to most groups.Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays,ThursdaysNoon-1 pm$3/class/member$5/class/community$50/20 classes/member$90/20 classes/community 17
  • 18. AQUATICS American Red CrossWINTER 2012 Lifeguarding Must swim 300 yards continuously using the following strokes—100 yards front crawl, 100 yards breaststroke, 100 yards either front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to the bottom and retrieve a 10-lb brick, swim with brick to the shallow end of the pool. Wednesdays 5-9:30 pm March 21, 28 April 4, 11 $190/member; $210/community FUN IN THE POOL Kayak Nights Open roll session to keep skills fresh. Kayak must be clean and free of debris. Tuesdays AMERICAN 8-9:30 pm RED CROSS $10 drop-in fee CERTIFICATIONS Call Earleen Birkner, ext. 216. Party in the Pool Open to children ages 4+ or those who Water Safety Instructor have passed Level 2. Lifeguards will Certification (WSI) supervise the children as they splash the WSI certification allows you to teach afternoon away. swim and water safety classes. You must Fridays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1:45 pm be at least 15 years old and able to January 6-27. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 perform all strokes with proficiency. You February 3-24. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 must attend all classes. March 1-22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20REGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG Monday-Thursday December 26-29 4-9:30 pm NAUI Open Water $200/member; $225/community Scuba Class: ages 10+ Instructors from Pittsburgh Scuba Center will teach you to become a safe Lifeguard Readiness: ages 14+ scuba diver. All equipment will be Are you interested in becoming a provided for pool sessions. Students lifeguard, but not sure of your must purchase mask, snorkel, fins and swimming skills? This class is designed to help you pass the prerequisite swim boots before their first training dive. test given on the first day of lifeguard Thursdays class. Participants will receive $15 off the Call for dates price of the lifeguarding class (must be 6:45-9:30 pm taken in spring 2012). $299/member; $349/community Mondays February 20-March 12 7-7:45 pm $35/member; $45/community18
  • 19. PERSONAL TRAININGPERSONAL Fitness Assessment WINTER 2012TRAINING We evaluate cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, endurance andCall Bonnie Livingston, ext. 203. flexibility, in addition to testing bloodOne-on-One Private Workout pressure and body fat composition.Your trainer will motivate you, keep you $20; $10/reteston track and make sure your workouts $5/body fat composition onlyare safe, enjoyable and effective.Physician’s approval may be required. By Workout Prescriptionappointment only. Receive the advantage of professional training, but work out on your ownPersonal Training Fees schedule. Two one-hour sessions with aSingle Sessions JCC nationally certified personal trainer who will assess your current fitness Hour ½ hour levels and limitations. Based on theAdult $62 $40 trainer’s evaluation, a short-termYouth $48 $32 program will be designed that addresses Hour ½ hour your specific needs and goals. Unlimited4-12 sessions $60 $39 spot fitness assessments included for13-47 sessions $54 $3548+ sessions $48 $31 the entire year after purchase of prescription.Ages 17 and under Hour ½ hour $1104-12 sessions $45 $3013-47 sessions $40 $28 Pilates Reformer Training48+ sessions $45 $26 Achieve natural muscular balance, core strength and flexibility, reduce joint andSmall Group lower back tension, and increasePersonal Training circulation, energy and awareness.Groups of two to four people can enjoy Contact Kinsey at ext. 217 to set up youra fun, personal and supportive training appointment. Various contract optionssession at a fraction of the cost of one- are available with training starting as CALL 412-278-1975 TO REGISTERon-one personal training. Prices start as low as $48/session.low as $7/session. Pilates Reformer Fusion Experience one of the hottest fitness trends! Get all the strength and core toning benefits of the Reformer with bursts of cardio, plyometrics and mat work. Share the experience with a friend, spouse or neighbor. Sign up today and receive FREE mat classes for the duration of your contract. Madonna and Gwyneth do it, now you can afford it too! Sessions as low as $31. 19
  • 20. FITNESS GROUP ZumbaWINTER 2012 EXERCISE CLASSES Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves. Call Kinsey Helou, ext. 217. Tuesdays, 6 pm • Absolute Abs* Thursdays, 8 am • Cardio-Blast* Sundays, 11:30 am • Cardio Insanity!* Zumba Gold • Group Kick* Appropriate for beginners and • Group Power* active seniors • Core Conditioning* Thursdays, 11 am • Pilates • Step/Aerobics* New! Zumba Toning • Yoga Make body-sculpting a party with this calorie-burning, strength-training class. • Yoga-lates Youll learn how to use weighted, • Yoga Tone maraca-like Zumba Toning Sticks to • Zumba* enhance rhythm, build strength and *Free Group Exercise Classes tone all the target zones. These classes are included with your JCC Wednesdays 9:30am membership: Absolute Abs, Cardio In- sanity, Cardio Blast, Group Kick, Group Pilates Power, Core Conditioning, Step/Aerobics and Zumba. $8/class; $120/book of 20 Absolute Abs Yoga Tone Forget those ordinary old sit-ups. Get a Focus on building abdominal strength core you adore! and flexibility, as well as improving range of motion and postural balance. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 am Light weight training sculpts and tones Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 pm for a total body workout. Thursdays, 9:30 am Group KickREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG $7/class This fusion class of martial arts and boxing will kick your cardio fitness to Yoga-lates the next level. Enjoy the relaxation of yoga with the Tuesdays, 7 pm toning core exercises of Pilates. This Thursdays, 7 pm class targets your trouble areas and Winter Launch: changes your body. Sunday, February 12, 10:30 am Wednesdays, 6 pm $7/class Group Power This 60-minute barbell program Arthritis Foundation strengthens all your major muscles with Tai Chi Program simple, athletic movements such as The program uses the Sun style of Tai squats, lunges, presses and curls. Chi, which includes agile steps and Winter Launch: exercises to improve mobility, breathing Sunday, January 15 and relaxation. 10:30 am Tuesdays 11 am20 $3/class/member; $5/community
  • 21. FITNESS12 Weeks of Wellness Marathon Madness WINTER 2012Call Bonnie Livingston, ext. 203. Running SeriesJoin personal trainer and wellness coach Ready, Set, GO! With the PittsburghBonnie Livingston for a 12- week guided Marathon months away, it’s time tonutrition and lifestyle management swap your snow boots for your runningcourse that will help you make slimming shoes. Trainer Connie Baker will guidedown fun. The course provides a you on your training adventure withsupport network, nutritional guidance, runs, cross-training and tips to keep youorganized group discussion, workout healthy and injury free.guidelines, comprehensive heart-rate Cross Training: Wednesdays at 7pmtraining, delicious and healthy recipes, a Training Runs: Saturday morningsfew good laughs, weekly email support Free one-on- one prep talk with Connieand motivation. Baker JCC Running T-ShirtCall Bonnie Livingston to schedule January 25-May 6$120/member $160 (no drop-ins)No fee for Personal Training participants ResilienceNew! Small Group Definition: the ability to return to theTraining/Cardio Coaching original form, position, etc., after beingReady to shed calories in a hurry? Work bent, compressed or a team of 4 on treadmills, bikes andelliptical machines and be coached to After years of living, the body loses strength, posture, flexibility and the abil-the limit with this new cardio session. ity to balance. This class is designed forGroups begin training after January 1. fit adults, without physical limitations,Please contact Bonnie Livingston, ext. who desire a challenging, progressive203 for details. functional workout. Come rediscover your youthful form using progressive ex-Chakra Yoga Series for Weight ercises to improve total functional per- formance. Balance balls, steps, mats andLoss and Stress-Relief resistance tools will be used in this class.Experience a life of balance. AllowInstructor Connie Baker to give you an Fridays January 13 –March 2understanding of your chakras, or CALL 412-278-1975 TO REGISTER 8-9 amenergy centers. With each class she will $8/class; $50/8-week sessionexplore techniques and poses that helpyou find balance in your life andpractice. This progressive series willteach techniques for weight loss andstress relief.ThursdaysJanuary 19-March 86-7 pm$56 (no drop-ins) 21
  • 22. SPORTS & REC Contact Chris Gilbert, ext. 262, or Table TennisWINTER 2012 The JCC has two Stiga ST4000 Men’s Basketball League tournament-caliber tables. Tables are Sign up now for the spring season. usually available in the Social Hall at the Teams must be registered by February following times (please call to confirm): 27. Includes team T-shirts, referees and Sundays: 8-9:30 am, 3-6 pm championship prizes. Mondays: 5:30-7:30 am, noon-1 pm, Mondays, 5:30 pm 2-5:30 pm and 8-9:30 pm Begins March 5 Tuesdays & Thursdays: $750/team 5:30-8:30 am, 11 am-noon, 3-6:30 pm JAMES AND LORI J. Wednesdays: 5:30-7:30 am, RUTTENBERG MEN’S 2-5:30 pm PICK -UP BASKETBALL Fridays: 5:30-7:30 am, 3-6 pm Saturdays: 1-5 pm Sundays 8-10 am Wednesdays GOODMAN SHORTSTOP 8-9:30 pm BABYSITTING No fee for members Register by calling ext. 210. Babysitting is available for children 6 Adult Tap weeks to 5 years of age. Buy coupons at Its never too late to learn to tap dance! the Front Desk Get a fun cardio workout while you tap your troubles away! Please note new times and fees. Thursdays, ongoing Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 am-noon 7-8 pm Monday-Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 am-noon $11/class Monday-Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8:30 pm $6/child/hour New fee option: $25/month unlimited usage (one per child)REGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame supports the JCC-South Advance reservations are required. Hills Camping Program and the Fitness Department. Parents must stay on JCC property.22
  • 23. SILVERSNEAKERSCall Chris Gilbert, ext. 262. WINTER 2012CLASSESMuscular Strength & Range ofMotion (MSROM)A chair-based class designed to increasemuscular strength, range of motion andfunctional activities of daily living. Withan optional seated format, exercises canbe adapted for various fitness levels.Cardio CircuitA standing class alternating segments oflow-impact cardio movement withmuscular strength and flexibilityexercise.Yoga StretchExercises are performed either seated ina chair or standing and include postures,stretching and movement combinedwith restorative breathing. EVENTSSilverSplash SilverSneakers InternationalA group water fitness class to increase Potluck Dinneragility, range of motion and Bring your favorite meatlesscardiovascular conditioning. Kickboards international dish, share yourare provided; no swimming ability is international travel stories and have funnecessary. learning some dance moves from distant lands. Register at theCardioFit SilverSneakers table by March 12 CALL 412-278-1975 TO REGISTERCardioFit is geared for participants who Monday, March 19are fit and active, as well as those who 5:30-8 pmwant a safe, effective and energizingactivity. Hand-held weights or elastictubing with handles can be used for thestrength training segment that followsthe cardio segment. The SilverSneakerschair offers stability or support optionsfor abdominal and stretching exercisesfrom the floor. 23
  • 24. SILVERSNEAKERS® SCHEDULE SUNDAY 10:00 am MSROM Desiree 11:00 am Yoga Stretch Desiree 12:30 pm SilverSplash Desiree MONDAY 8:00 am Cardio Circuit Soad 9:00 am MSROM Soad 10:00 am Cardio Circuit Bonnie 11:00 am MSROM Chris TUESDAY 9:00 am Cardio Circuit Bonnie 10:00 am MSROM Bonnie 1:00 pm Silver Splash Bonnie WEDNESDAY 8:00 am Cardio Circuit Soad 9:00 am MSROM Elaine 10:00 am Cardio Circuit Elaine 11:00 am MSROM Chris 1:00 pm Yoga Stretch Desiree THURSDAY 9:00 am Cardio Circuit Desiree 10:00 am MSROM Desiree 1:00 pm Silver Splash Chris FRIDAY 8:00 am Cardio Circuit Desiree 9:00 am MSROM Elaine 10:00 am Cardio Circuit Tami 11:00 am MSROM Tami SATURDAY 9:00 am Cardio Circuit Chris 10:00 am MSROM Chris 11:00 am Yoga Stretch Chris Thanks to Big Night Raffle Sponsor Henne Jewelers for their support of the JCC24
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  • 26. ADULTS Call Ann Haalman, ext. 204 ENRICHMENTWINTER 2012 GAMES Watercolor Painting Work with artist Kathleen Zimbicki, who Duplicate Bridge received a Lifetime Achievement Award Sanctioned master classes led by Don from the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Averbach, Gold Life Master, for serious Supplies are not included; materials list bridge players. is available at the Front Desk, or by Tuesdays calling 412-278-1975. Payment required 6-9:30 pm by the Friday before class begins. Thursdays Wednesdays 12:15-4 pm January 11-February 15 $6 Noon-3 pm $90/member; $110/community Novice Bridge Game Join Darlene Mannheimer, Bronze Life Learn to Love Your Master, and other players with 0-199 Personal Computer master points for weekly games. Call Chris Gilbert, ext. 262. Partners are available, or bring your Tuesdays own. 9:30-11:30 am Tuition includes four hours of Tuesdays Noon-3:30 pm instruction and a booklet. Thursdays, Basic Computers 1 and 2 6-9:30 pm Learn basic computer skills. $6 January 17 and 24 Register by January 10 CULTURE CLUB $48/member $52/community Call Jeanne Ronschke, 412-521-8011, File Management 1 and 2 ext. 362. Prerequisite: Basic Computers 1 and 2 or equivalent knowledge. You will learn Marvin & the Movies with how to easily save information and find Dave Koz, Saxophone it on your computer. You will also learnREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG Saxophonist Dave Koz joins Marvin how to install new programs and Hamlisch and the PSO to perform customize your computer. memorable songs from the silver screen. Hear Marvin’s own Academy Award- February 14 and 21 winning song, “The Way We Were,” as Register by February 7 well as other classics from “Wizard of Oz,” $48/member $52/community “West Side Story,” “Hunt for Red October” Basic Digital Cameras 1 and 2 and more. Prerequisite: Basic Computers 1 and 2 or Sunday, January 29 equivalent knowledge. You will learn 2 pm how to take pictures, transfer pictures to $48/member; $56/community your computer, edit your photographs and send photos to your friends. Funding for the Adult Department is provided by grants from the Jack Buncher Foundation, the Hyman Practice digital cameras provided for Family Foundation, the Jewish Federation of Greater class. Pittsburgh and the Amelia Miles Foundation through the PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee. March 13 and 20 Register by March 6 $48/member $52/community26
  • 27. ADULTSEmail 1 and 2 AARP Driver Safety WINTER 2012Prerequisite: Basic Computers and ability Courseto search the internet. Learn how to Call Chris Gilbert, ext. 262.create, send, receive and open email. This 8-hour course fulfills requirementsLearn how to attach files and avoid for an insurance discount from any autoviruses. insurer doing business in Pennsylvania.April 17 and 24 Please register at the SilverSneakersRegister by April 10 Table by March 19. Pay the instructor$48/member $52/community with cash or a check made out to AARP. No credit cards.Golden Age of Dance Class Monday, April 2-Tuesday, April 3Stay fit and have fun while learning 12:30-4:30 pmclassic dance choreography from the $14; $12/AARP members30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. Jitterbug, Swing,Twist and Mash Potato your way tofitness. CHECKMATESTuesdays CheckMates recruits volunteers age 60+January 10-February 28 and welcomes referrals of loved ones11:30 am and friends in the community who$6/class could benefit from a weekly phone call.$40/8-week session If you know of an older adult who would appreciate a weekly, friendly phone callYiddish Conversation or would like to volunteer for this specialJoin Sol Toder and others as we share peer-led telephone reassurancememories and meet new friends. program, please call Amy Gold atFluency is not required; come on in and 412-521-8011, ext. 207.schmooze!First Sunday of every month10-11:30 am AGEWELLNo fee/member PITTSBURGH$3/community Call 412-422-0400 or visit AgeWell Pittsburgh offers a one-stop CALL 412-278-1975 TO REGISTERFree Blood Pressure Screening resource that links older adults, theirThis is a free service. No registration family members, friends and caregiversnecessary. to solutions for issues related to aging.Second Wednesday of every month AgeWell Pittsburgh is a collaborative program9:30-11:30 am of the Jewish Association on Aging, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh and Jewish Family & Childrens Service.Better Choices, Better Health Major funding for AgeWell Pittsburgh isFREE Workshop® provided in part by the Jewish Federation ofCall Amy Gold at 412-521-8011, ext. 207. Greater Pittsburgh and the United Way of Allegheny County. Additional funding isDiscover better nutrition and exercise provided by a grant from The Fine Foundation,choices, understand new treatment The Pittsburgh Foundation and an anonymousoptions, and learn better ways to talk donor. Government support is provided by thewith your doctor and family about your Area Agency on Aging, Department of Human Services, Allegheny 22-March 281-3:30 pmNo fee 27
  • 28. TRAVEL The JCC is grateful to the following foundations, corporations and government agencies who supported the agency in 2011. Anonymous Alcoa Foundation Leadership Grants for Arts Managers Alexander C. & Tillie S. Speyer Foundation Allegheny Regional Asset District Beatrice Schutte Foundation The Buhl Foundation Henry C. Frick Educational Fund TRIPS FORWINTER 2012 Buncher Family Foundation Charles M. Morris Charitable Trust JEWISH City of Pittsburgh Community Development Block Grant SINGLES Luke Ravenstahl, Mayor; Doug Shields, Council President Bill Peduto, Councilman Contact Bill Cartiff, (412) 278- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community & 4184, ext. 242, or Economic Development Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Keystone STARS Donald & Sylvia Robinson Family Foundation The Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust The Ettenson Family Charitable Fund India The Fine Foundation For Jewish singles in their 40s, The Herbert G. Feldman Charitable Foundation 50s and 60s Hyman Family Foundation January 26-February 10, 2012 Ida and Bernard Behr Holocaust Memorial Education Fund JCCA (Jewish Community Centers of North America) Funds at the Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Amazing China Federation of Greater Pittsburgh: For Jewish singles in their Marlene Averbach Memorial Fund 30s, 40s, 50s Louis Brody Endowment Fund March 17-26, 2012 Rosella & Gilbert Broff Fund Philip Chosky Fund Herman Fineberg Endowment Fund for Exceptional Children Journey to Spain Benjamin & Jane Glass Endowment Fund Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Adolph & Jack Goldsmith Endowment Fund Seville, Malaga, Granada and Joseph “Ziggy” Kahn Endowment Fund Barcelona. For Jewish singles Oliver M. Kaufmann, Jr. Endowment Fund for Young Children in their Kossis Early Childhood Equipment Replacement Fund 30s, 40s and 50s Mark Allen Robinson Day Care Endowment Fund Rogal Ruslander Endowment Fund April 19-29 Larry Ruttenberg Endowment Fund Connie Sherman Music Scholarship Endowment Fund West Coast Cruise Sandy and Edgar Snyder Israel Experience Fund San Diego, San Francisco, Robert Spiegel Endowment Fund Victoria and Vancouver. For B.C. Weiner and Marjorie Ash Weiner Endowment Fund Wolf Family Endowment Fund Jewish singles in their 30s, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh 40s, 50s and 60s Jewish Healthcare Foundation May 27-June 1 Jewish Sports Hall of FameREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG Massey Charitable Trust Morris & Fannie Skilken Family Foundation Cruise Alaska National Endowment for the Arts Vancouver, Ketchikan, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts— Partnership Stream Juneau, Skagway, College Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Fjord and Seward. For Jewish The Philip Chosky Educational and Charitable Foundation singles in their 30s, 40s, 50s The Amelia Miles Foundation through the PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee June 29-July 6 Funds at The Pittsburgh Foundation: Alyce Friedberg Memorial Fund Black Sea Cruise Barbara and Marcus Aaron Fund Varna, Constanta Odessa, Gertrude Seder Fund S. J. Noven Memorial Fund Sevastopol, Yalta, Bosporus Pittsburgh Jewish Pre-Kindergarten Educational Improvement Strait, Canakkale, Santorini, Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Paros, Athens. For Jewish Greater Pittsburgh singles in their 30s, 40s, 50s PNC Foundation and 60s. Raymond and Elizabeth Bloch Educational and Charitable July 22-August 1 Foundation Samuel M. Goldston Teen Philanthropy B’nai Mitzvah Group United Way of Allegheny County Weiner Family Foundation28
  • 29. SPECIAL NEEDSCall Liza Baron, ext. 241. Teen After-School Center WINTER 2012The 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-June $1,060/one day a weekJ.S.S.N. (JEWISH SINGLES $1,770/two days a weekSUPPORT NETWORK) $2,115/three days a weekA social group for young adults, ages 20 $2,540/four days a weekand up, with mild to moderate $2,825/five days a weekdevelopmental disabilities. This groupmeets weekly for programming Gesher Program at Emmameetings overseen by a staff advisorand enjoys programs they have Kaufmann Campdeveloped. Two week session: June 17-29 Contact Adam Baron, 412-278-4184, ext. 209, orVIOLET AND JOSEPH SOFFER AND FAMILY The Gesher program serves high-SPECIAL OLYMPICS functioning teens with special needs.Call Ellen McBride, 412-731-6185. Gesher participants engage in theirIndividualized training for Special favorite camp activities such as ropesOlympics. Special Olympics is for anyone course, water-tubing and horsebackover age 8 with cognitive delays. Please riding. Campers learn teamwork,call for start dates. independence and Jewish identity.Basketball Interaction with other campers andSundays integration into activities with groups of11:30 am-1 pm all ages is a focal point of our program.No fee The Gesher Program is supported in part by The CALL 412-278-1975 TO REGISTERSwimming Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust.Tuesdays The Special Needs Department is supported in5-6 pm part by a grant from the Herman and RebeccaNo fee Fineberg Fund for Exceptional People with additional support from the Edna and Larry Abelson Fund for Special Needs, the Raymond and Elizabeth Bloch Educational and Charitable Foundation, the Ralph Davidson Special Needs Fund, the Zola Hirsch Fund for Special Needs and the Robert Spiegel Memorial Endowment Fund. 29
  • 30. 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 Friedman30
  • 31. Thanks toBig Night Premier Sponsor Highmark/SilverSneakers® Fitness Program for their support of the JCC Building a healthy future UPMC Health Plan is proud to support the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. 31
  • 32. Non-profit Org.32 MEMBER-GET-A- U.S. Postage For More Information PAID MEMBER Permit No. 290 Branch Director Pittsburgh, PA REFER YOUR FRIENDS TO Dan Garfinkel Jewish Community Center 412-278-1975, ext. 208 of Greater Pittsburgh−South Hills THE JCC FOR BIG SAVINGS 345 Kane Boulevard Pittsburgh, PA 15243 YOU get one month FREE for each Membership Services membership referral. We’ll honor as Stacey Reibach many as 12 referrals for 12 months FREE. 412-278-1975, ext. 264 EACH FRIEND gets one month FREE upon joining (General Membership). Francine Cicco 412-278-1975, ext. 509 Be sure your friends give us your name when they join. Financial Assistance For more information, please call Jane Stokar 412-278-1975, ext. 509. 412-521-8011, ext. 200 Valid for new members or lapsed memberships of greater than one year. Not valid for SilverSneakers® Employment Winter 2012 Karen Kozel 412-521-8011, ext. 361 JCC South Hills Fax Number 412-446-0146 JCC Squirrel Hill Main Phone Number JCC membership is open to everyone regardless of race, 412-521-8010 color, sex, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation. The JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law. Major funding for the JCC is provided by the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation.