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  • Text “SUMM ER” to 94253 for Special O fferPROGRAM GUIDESUMMER 2011 SQUIRREL HILLJewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh VOL. 8 NO. 3
  • CONTENTS CONTENTSSUMMER 2011 TO LEARN ABOUT After School Clubhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 JCC MEMBERSHIP AgeWell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 VISIT JCCPGH.ORG American Jewish Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Aquatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 How to create your online Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 account: Centerfit Platinum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 1. Go to JCCPGH.org and click the Children and Teens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 “Members” link at the top of the Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 page next to the search box Early Childhood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 2. Click “Create an Account” Family Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 3. Choose one of the three “Find Me” Group Exercise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 options to locate your account K’hillah (Community). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 4. Create your user ID and password My Baby and Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Personal Training. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 How to register for a program Preschool Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 online: SilverSneakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Special Needs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 1. Search for programs by interest, Sports and Rec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 age, group or department Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 2. Log in to your account Wellness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 3. Select the person to register by Youth Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 changing “Buy For” Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back page 4. Check out Membership rates . . . . . . . . . . JCCPGH.org Thanks to our Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Questions? Contact Membership Services, 412-521-8011, ext. 534. For More Information STAY CONNECTED Membership Services • Text “Summer” to 94253 for 412-521-8011, ext. 534 Special Offer membership@jccpgh.org • Follow ChelseaREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG Membership Sales Follow JCC member Chelsea as she 412-521-8011, ext.176 works to build a healthy lifestyle. membership@jccpgh.org JCCPGH.org/page/followingchelsea Financial Assistance and @followingchels via Twitter Karen Clarke • JCC Energy Transformations 412-521-8011, ext. 224 Watch video testimonials by JCC Employment members who are transforming their Karen Kozel lives, supported and motivated by the 412-521-8011, ext. 361 experts and programs at the JCC. Facility Rentals JCCPGH.org/page/transformation Stacey Gentile • JCC Fitness Tips and Monthly 412-521-8011, ext. 341 Wellness Calendar JCC Squirrel Hill View monthly tips by JCC fitness 412-521-8010 experts. TTY (hearing impaired) JCCPGH.org/page/fitness 412-208-9102 JCC South Hills 412-278-19752
  • J&R DAY CAMP SUMMER 2011J&R Day Camp: age 3-grade 5 J&R Stepping Stones Half-DayCall Liza Baron, Director, ext. 241. Camp: ages 3 and 4Session 1: June 20-July 15 Monday-Friday, 9 am-1 pmSession 2: July 18-August 12 Session I only: $7554 weeks: $1,200 The Stepping Stones program is a devel- CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSION8 weeks: $2,300 opmentally appropriate, half-day campAdd-on weeks: $300 (Session 2 only) at the JCC’s 100-acre Family Park in Mon- roeville. Children take a dedicated busJames & Rachel Levinson Day Camp pro- with seat belts and bus counselors tovides children with an enriching summer and from the JCC in Squirrel Hill. Theyfilled with sports, arts, nature, Judaics, follow a schedule that is suitable forcookouts, swimming, ropes course, bik- young children. Campers are in groupsing, tennis and more. Children partici- of 10 to 12 with a senior counselor, a jun-pate in age-appropriate activities with ior counselor and a counselor-in-trainingqualified, professional supervisory staff and are part of our Pre-Kindergartenand talented, caring counselors, many of Unit, Karmiel.whom came to J&R as campers them-selves. At J&R we promote an environ-ment of respect, cooperation and caring BURSTIN FAMILYwhere children can discover new inter-ests and talents every day. Fee includes KARMIEL UNIT A program of J&R Day Camplunch and bus transportation. 3
  • PERFORMING ARTS CAMPSUMMER 2011 PHILIP CHOSKY PERFORMING Drama Theater games as well as drama and ARTS PROGRAM vocal exercises help campers learn to Call Kathy Wayne, ext. 273. express themselves. We experience theater “up close” through workshops June 20-July 15 with professionals from the Pittsburgh Grades 4-9 theater community. Workshops may Monday-Friday • 9 am-3:30 pm include: Acting for the Camera, Stage Robinson Building Combat, Make-up, Shakespeare and $1,200 (Lunch included) more. Performance dates: July 14-15 Dance At Performing Arts Camp, children of all Through the study of technique and abilities explore creative interests, im- choreography, campers learn how to prove their level of arts competency and break down a complicated routine into gain self confidence. Performing Arts manageable steps. They gain flexibility, Camp gathers the campers into a unified strength and stamina, explore various company of performing artists—a group dance styles, and learn how to survive a where teamwork and cooperation are dance audition—a must for school rewarded by the sound of applause. musicals. There’s time to swim, participate in This Summer’s Show: Into the WoodsREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG sports, and just relax. But unlike tradi- Campers will participate in an all-camp tional camps, our focus is the arts—how production of “Into the Woods” at the different disciplines complement each conclusion of the session. We exper- other, and how we each have a valuable ience the special camaraderie and contribution to make. energy that builds with the unfolding of We provide a well-balanced kosher a performance. lunch and snack each day. Music NEW THIS SUMMER! Campers work on the development of musical skills and learn musical theater JCC’S GOT TALENT repertoire in a fun group setting. Another opportunity for kids to “strut Campers showcase their expanded vocal their stuff” at camp. Call Kathy for skills in the final musical production. details. Major funding for JCC camps is provided by The Philip Chosky Charitable and Educational Foundation, Massey Charitable Trust, the Morris and Fannie Skilken Foundation and The Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust.4
  • NOAR/BOGRIMNoar/Bogrim Travel Camp:grades 6-9 Transportation Transportation to and from the Family SUMMER 2011 Park is included and available fromCall Liza Baron, ext. 241. central locations. Upon registration, weSession 1: June 20-July 15 will provide you with a list of options toSession 2: July 18-August 12 choose from. Camp counselors from$1,375/session Noar and Bogrim as well as J&R Day$2,650/both sessions Camp provide supervision to campersCampers enjoy time with friends while on the buses every day. Central locationbuilding new relationships, gaining in- pickups are between 8:30 and 9 am and CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSIONdependence and becoming part of a dropoffs are between 4 and 4:30 pm.team. Day trips include Linsly Outdoor The Big TripCenter for high adventure on the high During the third week of each session,ropes course and Emma Kaufmann Noar/Bogrim campers embark on a 5-Camp in Morgantown, WV, as well as day Big Trip out of town. Each getawaySandcastle, Kennywood and Pittsburgh includes travel by coach buses andPirates baseball games. overnight accommodations in JewishSixth- and seventh-graders are grouped Community Centers. All meals areseparately from eighth- and ninth- provided, with most dietary needs beinggraders, with careful attention paid to met (kosher, vegetarian). Counselorsleadership development and individual contact parents the night before eachgrowth. trip to answer questions and help prepare the camper to be away from home. Campers call home at least one time during the five-day getaway. This summer our trips will include visits to Club Getaway in Connecticut, Baltimore and Philadelphia.Major funding for JCC camps is provided by ThePhilip Chosky Charitable and EducationalFoundation, Massey Charitable Trust, the Morrisand Fannie Skilken Foundation and The Edith L.Trees Charitable Trust. 5
  • SPECIALTY CAMPS Call Kelly Young, ext. 220. JULY 25-29SUMMER 2011 Based at the JCC in Squirrel Hill, Specialty Camps run from 9 am- Tennis: grades 1-5 3:30 pm. Campers receive four hours of Learn tennis skills from 2011 USTA specialty time, as well as recreational Allegheny Mountains Tennis swim and activity time. Lunch is Professional of the Year Mark Haffner. included and after-camp care is Please drop off your camper at the available. Allderdice tennis courts. $275 JULY 18-22 Tennis: grades 1-8 Mad Science Molecules, Reactions and Concoctions: Learn tennis skills from 2011 USTA Allegheny Mountains Tennis grades 1-5 Professional of the Year Mark Haffner. Campers learn to swirl, pour and mix like Please drop off your camper at the a scientist! Check out the colors of Allderdice tennis courts. chemistry with the power of pH paper and create a stopper-popping reaction! $275 $300 Mad Science Cells, Chemistry and Crime: grades 1-5 Avant Garde Art Camp: Learn about the human body. Campers grades 1-5 will listen to their hearts, build models Experience a different art movement of their lungs and muscles, and observe each day from Post-Impressionism and life-like replicas of real organs. Cubism to Abstract Expressionism; then create a wide variety of artwork with $300 artist and instructor Emily Dunn. $275 Kids TV Movie Camp: grades 4-8 Kids TV Movie Camp on Jewish Learn the art of media production by writing scripts; making story boards; and Israeli Themes: grades 4-8 designing sets, costumes, props and Produce your own television program make-up; acting in front of the camera on a Jewish or Israeli theme. Television release form required.REGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG and using a video camera. Parents are required to sign a television release form $350 when registering. $350 Layers Mixed Media Camp: grades 1-5 Artist Emily Dunn will teach campers to create artwork on themes that surround their everyday existence. Journal out of Major funding for JCC camps is provided by The brown paper bags, collage self portraits Philip Chosky Charitable and Educational and more. Foundation, Massey Charitable Trust, the Morris and Fannie Skilken Foundation and The Edith L. $275 Trees Charitable Trust. The Program Guide is published quarterly by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.6
  • SPECIALTY CAMPSAUGUST 1-5 USA Professional Karate: SUMMER 2011 grades 1-8Golf: grades 1-6 Learn self-defense techniques and self-Learn golf with First Tee of Pittsburgh discipline with George Mowod and hisinstructors. Campers must be dropped black belt instructors from the USAoff at Schenley Park Golf Club. Professional Karate Studio. No uniform is$300 required and beginners are welcome. (Minimum of 10 kids required.)Floor Hockey: grades 1-5 $275Learn the fundamentals of hockeythrough daily games and training Public Art Camp: grades 6-8sessions. Campers must provide their Campers will design and change theown safety equipment; we provide face of newspaper racks in thehockey sticks. Instructor Mark Haffner is community with artist Emily Dunn.a certified coach with years ofexperience. $275$275 AUGUST 15-19Fine Arts Camp: grades 6-8 Summer Dance Camp—Learn the elements of drawing and Ballet/Tap/Jazz: ages 7-9painting through still life, figure Call Kathy Wayne, ext. 373.drawing, plein air painting, and abstractexpressionism with artist Emily Dunn. $275$275 Old School Basketball Camp: ages 6-13Mad Science Moon, Stars andBeyond: grades 1-5 Call Alex Speck, ext. 249. Learn the fundamentals with JCC expertExplore the farthest reaches of our solar and College Hall of Famer Charlessystem and create a lunar eclipse in this Shealey. Bring your lunch, a swimsuit“mad” planetary tour! Campers will build and towel every day.and take home Kepler’s Cube, a fun andeducational 3-D solar system puzzle. $200 CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSION$300AUGUST 8-12Mad Science presents Animals,Energy and Robots: grades 1-5Learn about robots, green energysources, Newton’s three laws of motionand much more; build your own RobotHand and explore renewable andnonrenewable resources for powergeneration.$300Fun ‘n Fit: grades 3-6We’ll put the fun into exercise with avariety of different activities, fromorganized sports to yoga and more.$275 7
  • EMMA KAUFMANN CAMPSUMMER 2011 Contact Stephanie Buzza, EKC ACTIVITIES ext. 318, or sbuzza@jccpgh.org. • Archery EKC, the JCC’s resident overnight camp, • Arts & Crafts is situated along Cheat Lake in Morgan- • Basketball town, West Virginia, providing opportu- • The Blob nities for a myriad of sports and • Canoeing/Kayaking recreational activities on land and water. • Chinuch (Judaics) EKC camping programs, with an empha- • CIT/Israel Experience sis on Jewish values, are for kids entering • Climbing Tower grades 2 through 10. One- to eight-week • Drama sessions include First Experience and • Heated Pool Specialty Camps • Horseback Riding • Israeli Culture 2011 session dates • LacrosseREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG • Maccabi Color War 4 Weeks: June 19 -July 15 • Mountain & BMX Biking 3 Weeks: July 17-August 7 • Pottery 2 Weeks: June 19-July 1 • The Rave 1 Week: August 8-14 • Shabbat • Singing • Soccer • Tennis • Teva (Nature) • Tubing • Water Skiing • Zip Line Major funding for JCC summer camps is provided in part by The Philip Chosky Performing Arts NEW! JOHN AND LEATRICE Program, the Jewish Federation of Greater WOLF AQUATICS CENTER Pittsburgh, Massey Charitable Trust, Morris & Three new heated pools including a Fannie Skilken Family Foundation and The Edith L. deep diving pool and a zero entry pool. Trees Charitable Trust.8
  • AQUATICSSWIM LESSONS Level 2 Pre-K: ages 3-5 SUMMER 2011Call Kelly Grieneisen, ext 276. Learn front crawl, back crawl, elementary back stroke and treading.No class July 4 Sundays, 12:30-1 pmParent & Child: June 19-August 14ages 6-36 months $81Parent and child explore the water and Mondays, 3:30-4 pmbegin to learn safe behaviors in the June 20-August 15water with songs and games. $72Sundays, 10:30-11 am Mondays, 7-7:30 pmJune 19-August 14 June 20-August 15$81 $72Mondays, 6-6:30 pmJune 20-August 15 Level 3 Pre-K: ages 3-5$72 Learn and coordinate strokes taught inTuesdays, 12-12:30 pm Level 2 with a focus on breathing to theJune 21-August 16 side during front crawl.$81 Sundays, 1-1:30 pm June 19-August 14Toddler Tadpoles: ages 2-3 $81An introduction to organized swim Mondays, 4-4:30 pmlessons and water explorations. A June 20-August 15teaching platform enables children to $72stand without assistance.Sundays, 11-11:30 am Level 1 Youth: ages 6-12June 19-August 14$81 Overcome fear, build confidence in the water, learn body positioning, floating,Sundays, 11:30 am-noon and kicking.June 19-August 14$81 Sundays, 9-9:30 am June 19-August 14Mondays, 6-6:30 pm $81June 20-August 15 CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSION$72 Thursdays, 5-5:30 pm June 23-August 18 $81Level 1 Pre-K: ages 3-5Overcome fear, build confidence in the Level 2 Youth: ages 6-12water, learn body positioning, floating,and kicking. Learn front crawl, back crawl, elementary back stroke and treading.Sundays, 11:30 am-noonJune 19-August 14 Sundays, 9:30-10 am$81 June 19-August 14 $81Mondays, 3-3:30 pmJune 20-August 15 Thursdays, 5:30-6 pm$72 June 23-August 18 $81Mondays, 6:30-7 pmJune 20-August 15$72 9
  • AQUATICS Level 3 Youth: ages 6-12 Private lessons withSUMMER 2011 Learn and coordinate strokes taught Mary Beth Kish in Level 2 with a focus on breathing Call Kelly Grieneisen, ext 276. to the side during front crawl. Sundays, 10-10:30 am June 19-August 14 WATER EXERCISE $81 Call Stephen Farrow, ext. 276. Thursdays, 6-6:30 pm June 23-August 18 Arthritis Foundation $81 Aquatic Program Our heated pool is the ideal environment for relieving arthritis Level 4: ages 5-12 pain and stiffness. Gentle movements Build endurance by swimming increase joint flexibility and range of elementary back stroke, front crawl motion, while restoring or and back crawl. Learn the basics of maintaining muscle strength. breast stroke and sidestroke. Must have a physician’s referral to Sundays, 10:30-11 am participate in this certified program. June 19-August 14 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays $81 June 1-August 31 Thursdays, 4:30-5 pm Noon-1 pm June 23-August 18 $54 $72 Shake, Splash and Roll Level 5: Ages 6-12 This water fitness program is a low- Coordination and refinement of impact aerobic program that includes strokes; introduction to butterfly. total body conditioning and toning exercises in the small pool.. Thursdays, 4-4:30 pm June 23-August 18 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays $81 10:45-11:30 am No fee Level 6: ages 6-12 Continue refinement of strokes and AQXREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG swim with greater efficiency, power This high-intensity aerobics class held and smoothness over greater in the lap pool features exercises distances. using resistance equipment. Thursdays, 4:30-5 pm Mondays, Wednesdays June 23-August 18 9:15-10 am $81 No fee Private Swim Lessons SilverSplash Private lessons are available by This water fitness program is calling for an appointment. designed for SilverSneakers® members to enhance quality of life $30/half-hour and daily function, using specifically 3 classes/$28.50 each designed SilverSneakers® kickboards. 6 classes/$27.50 each No swimming ability is required for 10 classes/$25 each this safe, fun, and effective program. $60/hour Tuesdays, Thursdays 3 classes/$57 each 10:45-11:30 am 6 classes/$55 each No fee 10 classes/$50 each10
  • AQUATICS SUPPORT THE JCC You Can Make a Difference “I am moved to write just to say SUMMER 2011 how important the JCC is in my life…the regular contact with people of all ages, people from all walks and parts of our city. The JCC is a miracle of good with the organization striving to be the best that it can be. I am truly grateful for assistance to be able to participate.” “Growing up in Squirrel Hill, my husband and I were counselors at EKC. Our children use the fa- cilities and now they attend EKC. The JCC is part of our lives and our Jewish identity. Asking for help was extremely difficult. We are truly comforted by theAqua WalkOut support of the JCC. With deep-Tuesdays, Thursdays est gratitude…”8-9 amNo fee The letters of appreciation go on and on. More individualsLIFEGUARDING and families than ever beforeCall Stephen Farrow, ext. 276. are requesting financial assis-Ages 15+. Learn lifeguarding skills, first tance so that they can enjoyaid and CPR/AED for the professional membership and sign up forrescuer. Must pass pre-test CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSION programs. Without donations ofrequirements: swim 300 ydscontinuously using front crawl and support to the Annual Fund, itbreast stroke. Lifeguard trainees must would not be easy for the JCCattend all sessions. to help those in need in ourJune 13-17 community.Monday, Tuesday and WednesdayJCC Squirrel Hill If you have already donated,4-7 pmThursday and Friday thank you. If you have not do-11 am-7 pm nated this year, consider mak-Family Park in Monroeville. ing your gift now so that you$175/member; $200/community can make a difference. For more information on how you can make a difference, contact Mayda Roth, CFRE, Director of Development, at 412-521-8011, ext. 363 or mroth@jccpgh.org. 11
  • FAMILY PARK The Henry Kaufmann Family Park in 2011 Aquathlon ChallengeSUMMER 2011 Monroeville, a 100-acre wooded site, (Off Road) hosts our James & Rachel Levinson Day Call Laurie Wood, ext. 260 Camp and is open on evenings and weekends for our members to enjoy the Swim 800 meters, Run 5K outdoor Olympic-size pool and other Junior Aquathlon, ages 13-17 recreational facilities. Lots of special Swim 400 meters, Run 1.5 miles swimming and family activities add to Swim for adults and juniors is held in the the fun! 9-lane long course 50-meter Olympic pool. Adults and juniors run on a Driving Directions from wooded loop trail. There will be an Pittsburgh awards ceremony following the race. Take the Parkway East to the Business Participants are welcome to enjoy the District/Route 22 Exit. Turn right at the pool, grounds and concessions for the first entrance to Monroeville Mall, bear rest of the day. right and proceed past the Best Buy Sunday, July 17 store. Turn right at the stop sign and go • Check-in begins: 7 am up the hill out of the mall complex. At • Pre-race instructions: 7:45 am the stop sign on top of the hill, turn left onto James St. and continue to the light • Race begins: 8 am at the 5-way intersection. DO NOT take $30/Centerfit Platinum the sharp right onto Monroeville Blvd. $35/General member Take the second right onto Rosecrest $40/Community Drive. Follow Rosecrest through two stop signs; 200 yards after the second stop sign, Rosecrest Drive turns sharply Hot dog lunches to the right and the Family Park Call Alan Mallinger, (412) 824-4740. entrance is on the left. $3/person Sundays, noon-2 pm 261 Rosecrest Drive Monday, July 4 Monroeville, PA 15146-4041 Monday, September 5 Phone: (412) 824-4740. Family dinners FAMILY ACTIVITIES $5/person Sundays, 4-6 pm My Baby and Me Swim Time atREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG July 3, July 10, August 7, August 28 Family Park September 4 Join My Baby and Me as we pack a bag and head to the pool. Bring your little one and plenty of sunscreen; Miriam will FOR SWIMMERS bring the snacks and drinks. Registration required no later than the Tuesday of Call (412) 824-4740. each week! Family Park hours are on CHARLES M. MORRIS page 13. AQUATIC CENTER Wednesdays Adult Swim Meet June 15, June 29-August 17 10 am-noon The JCC Long Course Masters Swim No fee; JCC members only Meet is open to all adults. Participants are not required to be affiliated with any swim team. Swimmers may enter up to four events. Call Mary Beth Kish to register. Sunday, August 28 7:30 am-noon $1012
  • FAMILY PARKSailfish Competitive SUMMER 2011Swim Teams HOURS OFSwimmers must meet time OPERATIONstandards. Al Rose, Coach.Sunday-Friday Opening Day:Through August 12 Saturday, May 28Mornings and evenings 11 am-7 pm May 28-September 4Adult Conditioning Masters Saturdays, 11 am-7 pm Sundays, 11 am-7 pmFor adults interested in competitiveswimming and fitness. June 13-17 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:Through September 4 12:30-7 pmSundays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 am-noon Wednesday: 12:30-8 pmTuesdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30-8 pm Friday: 12:30-6 pmThursdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30-8 pm June 20-August 12 (J&R Day Camp in Session)Private Swim Lessons by Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays:appointment 4-7 pmCall Stephen Farrow, ext. 276. Wednesdays: 4-8 pm$25/half hour Fridays: closed August 15-September 2 Weekday hours depend on weather and staffing; please call ahead to make sure the pool is TELL YOUR open. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays: FRIENDS ABOUT 12:30-7 pm OUR SUMMER Wednesdays: 12:30-8 pm SPLASH PASS Fridays: 12:30-6 pm Non-members can use the Family Park facilities from Memorial Day to HOLIDAY HOURS CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSION Labor Day with our special Summer Splash Pass. Memorial Day Monday, May 30 Splash Pass (good for the Family 11 am-7 pm Park only) Family $195; Individual $95 Independence Day Day pass $7/adult; $3/child Monday, July 4 11 am-7 pm To buy a Splash Pass, call the JCC membership office at Labor Day (412) 521-8011, ext. 176, or Monday, September 5 purchase at the Family Park. 11 am-7 pm 13
  • K’HILLAH (COMMUNITY) PROGRAMS WITH Raising a Jewish FamilySUMMER 2011 RABBI DONNI Explore basic Jewish principles and discuss how to get your family involved AARON in Judaism. The class will address such For the listed programs, please RSVP to topics as Shabbat, holidays, life cycle Rabbi Donni Aaron at daaron@jccpgh.org events, bedtime rituals, Bible stories and or call ext. 215. ethics in an open and welcoming environment. No prior knowledge is Workshops for Interfaith necessary. Couples Sunday Join the rabbi in an open, inclusive June 26 or July 24 environment designed to help couples 3-4 pm where one partner is Jewish and the No fee; free babysitting available other is of another faith. Examine identity, child-raising, holidays and interaction with other families and the LGBT Focus Group community. Strengthen your The JCC is developing an LGBT Focus communication and visioning skills that Group that is committed to promoting support your relationship as challenges perspectives of lesbian, gay, bisexual surface. and transgendered persons. This group Mondays will serve as a medium for the June 13, 20 discussion of goals, issues and the 7-8 pm creation of programs at the JCC related No fee; free babysitting available to gender and sexuality. Tuesday, June 21, or Wednesday, July 27 Coffee, Tea and Snacks with 7-8 pm No fee; open to the community. the Rabbi Whether you are a coffee or tea drinker, or just someone who wants to shmooze High Holiday Crash Course with a Rabbi, you are welcome to come for Parents and join Rabbi Donni Aaron, Jewish Learn everything you need to know to Educator of the JCC. make the High Holidays meaningful and Tuesdays, 9:30 am memorable for your entire family. June 14-August 30 Special emphasis on how to engage No fee; no need to register your children in the celebration of theREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG Room 202 holidays, including Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah. Hekhsher Tzedek Sundays What does it mean to eat ethically? The August 21 and August 28 hekhsher tzedek will indicate that a 3-4 pm kosher product was made in compliance with a set of social justice criteria, in keeping with the teachings of the Current Events Class Jewish faith. Come and learn more Call Nicole Mezare, ext. 278. about this fascinating development in Hear guest rabbis discuss politics, both Jewish law. domestic and international, led by Rabbi Sunday, June 26 Donni Aaron. 4-5 pm Fridays, 10:30-11:30 am or Monday, July 25 Room 307; no fee 6:30-7:30 pm No fee; free babysitting available Room 20414
  • K’HILLAH (COMMUNITY)Israel and the Arts with PITTSBURGH SUMMER 2011Rabbi Donni Aaron JEWISHCall Nicole Mezare, ext. 278 MUSIC FESTIVALMeet with Rabbi Donni Aaron for a classabout Israel through different artistic 2011 Season: Fables and Legendsmedia such as photography and poetry. Music, film, and theater combine to bring three of the most iconic tales in2nd Tuesday of the month Jewish folklore to life.1-2 pm, Room 202No fee The Golem Thursday, June 2 7:30 pmShabbat Under The Stars Agnes and Joseph KatzCelebrate Shabbat with family and Performing Arts Centerfriends at Family Park under the stars. $20; $15/senior; $10/studentRabbi Donni will be there with her shiny For tickets: www.ProArtsTickets.orgblue guitar to sing us through Kabbalat For info: visit www.pjmf.netShabbat. Enjoy dinner, swimming, lots ofopen grass to roam upon AND aperformance from the Israeli Scouts! TRIPS FORFriday July 22 JEWISH SINGLES5:45-8:30 pm Contact Bill Cartiff, (412) 278-4184, ext.Fee: TBD 242, or bcartiff@jccpgh.org. www.amazingjourneys.netGot Shabbat?Great Shabbat-related program for you British Isles Cruiseand your little ones. Learn, celebrate, For Jewish singles in their 30s, 40s andcraft and snack with us! 50s. Ireland, Scotland, Wales, EnglandSaturday, August 20 and more.4 pm, Levinson Hall August 4-15, 2011Free and open to the community. End of SummerAGENCY FOR Bermuda Cruise CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSIONJEWISH LEARNING For Jewish singles in their 20s, 30s andConversational, classical and prayerbook 40s. Five nights of blissful tropical funHebrew evening classes are held at the aboard Royal Caribbean’s remarkableJCC and range from absolute beginner resort at sea, Explorer of the Seas.to advanced. There is an intensive ulpan August 27-September 1, 2011in May/June. For more information or toregister call Nira Lion: 412-521-1101, French Polynesiaext. 3202. For Jewish singles in their 40s, 50s andUlpan 60s. Paradise to the extreme! Join us onSunday, May 22, 10 am-noon this 11-night, 10-day luxury vacationMonday, May 23, Tuesday, May 24, aboard the 6-star deluxe m/s PaulThursday, May 26, Wednesday, June 1, Gauguin. Bora Bora,Tahiti and muchThursday, June 2 more, including roundtrip air from Los6-9 pm Angeles.$180 October 19-29, 2011 15
  • EARLY CHILDHOODSUMMER 2011 ANNABELLE RUBINSTEIN • Chalav u’ Dvash Hebrew language instruction and Judaics EARLY CHILDHOOD programming DEVELOPMENT CENTER • Escorts to extracurricular JCC classes Children grow and thrive in a such as dance and sports program enriched with language, • Amazing Afternoons and Science and reading, math, science, art, music and Math Afternoons enrichment fun. We believe that discovery and play are young children’s most important “work,” preparing them for the academic Comprehensive and Flexible and life challenges ahead. Programming ECDC is a preschool with before- and Our Facility after-school extended day options, enrichment classes and summer camps ECDC is housed in a dedicated wing of for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old.REGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG the JCC, a beautiful, fully secured We offer a wide range of scheduling modern facility with indoor heated choices from 7 am-6 pm every weekday. pools, a full-size gymnasium, and an • Infants: Full-time care, 6 weeks enclosed outdoor playground: through 14 months old MARCI LYNN BERNSTEIN • Tots: Full- and part-time options for 14 PLAYGROUND months through 2 years • Toddlers: Full- and part-time options Our Program for 2-year-olds • The Creative Curriculum® • Preschoolers: Full- and part-time provides developmentally options for 3- and 4-year-olds appropriate play-based learning. • An Ethical Start® curriculum, based on BOOKEN FAMILY the classic Jewish text, Pirkei Avot (Ethics of Our Fathers), teaches KABBALAT SHABBAT universal values. Celebrated every Friday during the school year: 10:30 am • Instruction in swimming, music and phys ed Friday, June 3: Grandparents Shabbat16
  • EARLY CHILDHOODOur Staff ECDC SUMMER SUMMER 2011The ECDC staff are caring educators with CAMPS: AGES 2-5decades of professional experience. Wesupport ongoing training and maintain Session I: June 20-July 15the highest standards in early childhood Session II: July 18-August 12education. Campers thrive in a safe and structuredAll staff are trained in emergency proce- environment with a good balance of in-dures, pediatric first aid and pediatric door and outdoor activities such asCPR and participate in annual manda- swimming, nature, music, arts & crafts,tory PA Key training. gym and outdoor play. Camp-wide activ- ities are connected to weekly themesJCC specialists teach our aquatics and and special guests. Parents can choose aphys ed classes. ECDC is visited by a variety of scheduling options.child therapist from Jewish Family &Children’s Service. Camp K’Ton Ton: age 2 Two, three, or five days a week 9-11 am, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, 9 am-3 pmPROGRAMS Before camp: 7-9 am After camp: 3-6 pmAmazing Afternoons: age 4 Camp K’Ton Ton is full.We explore a different theme—such as Camp Yeladim: ages 3-5Our City, Children Around the World and Five days a weekMy Amazing Body—each month with 9 am-1 pmclasses, field trips and visitors related to 9 am-3 pmeach theme. Before camp: 7-9 amMondays, Wednesdays and Fridays After camp: 3-6 pm1-3 pm Openings still availableNow enrolling for Fall 2011. For more information, please callScience and Math Afternoons: Kelly Gable-LaBelle, 412-521-8011,age 4 ext. 209.We explore numbers, animals, maps, the EDWARD AND ROSE BERMANsolar system, the earth, chemistry, DIRECTORmachines and navigation. These topics To schedule a tour or to register, please CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSIONare made exciting with books, classroom call Jennifer Wright, Registrar,projects and hands-on fun. 412-521-8011, ext. 375.Tuesdays and Thursdays Major funding for Early Childhood programming is1-3 pm provided by the Pittsburgh Jewish Pre-Now enrolling for Fall 2011. Kindergarten Educational Improvement Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and Keystone STARS/PA Early LearningJardin Dulcito: ages 3-4 Keys to Quality. Additional support is provided by Massey Charitable Trust as well as funding from“Sweet little garden” Spanish program. the Ginsberg Family Fund for Childrens Programs,Your child will learn basic greetings, the Miriam and Paul Kossis Early Childhoodnumbers, colors, basic commands, fun Equipment Replacement Fund, the Marilyn Kramersongs and games. Y mucho mas! Memorial Fund and the Mark Allen Robinson Day Care Center Endowment Fund.Tuesdays and Thursdays1:30-2:30 pmNow enrolling for Fall 2011 An Ethical Start® School 17
  • MY BABY & ME Contact Miriam Abramovich, ext. 398, or Manic MotherhoodSUMMER 2011 mabramovich@jccpgh.org Discussion group for moms. Bring your My Baby and Me programs are open to new baby! families with children age four and Thursdays , 11 am (note new time) under. Drop-in programs are held in June 16, July 28 Family Place unless otherwise noted. Bagel Factory, Squirrel Hill Advance registration is required for all No fee; open to the community classes and special events. Class fees are non-refundable. Manic Toddlerhood Join us to chat about the challenges and FREE DROP-IN joys of parenting a toddler. A child GROUPS development specialist will answer questions about behavior, development Family Place Open Playtime and the transition from infancy to Mondays-Thursdays toddlerhood. 8:30 am-9:30 pm Thursdays, 11 am Fridays: 8:30 am-5:30 pm July 14, August 18 Saturdays: 1-6:30 pm Family Place Sundays: 8:30 am-5:30 pm No fee; open to the community JCC members only VISIT THE JUSTIN MARK LIBRARY Manic Nannyhood Finally, a support group just for nannies! Baby Play: Join to chat about the unique joys and ages birth-14 months challenges of professionally nannying. Singing, rhyming, movement and finger Thursdays, 11 am plays. June 30, August 11 No fee: open to the Community Tuesdays, 10 am and 11 am Family Place No fee; open to the community On hiatus during August CECILE GOLDBERG LEVINE Swim Time @ Family Park FAMILY GYM Join My Baby and Me as we pack a bag Call Kelly Young, ext. 220. and head to the pool. Bring your little Parents and their preschoolersREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG one and plenty of sunscreen; Miriam will ages 1 to 5 participate in play activities bring the snacks and drinks. Registration using indoor playground equipment or required no later than the Tuesday of the outdoor playground in nice weather. each week! Family Park hours are on the back page of this guide. Sundays, 10-11:30 am, Kaufmann Gym No fee; members only Wednesdays June 15, June 29-August 17 10 am-noon Open Swim for Families No fee; JCC members only Call ext. 276. These times are ideal for meeting up PJ Library Story Time with friends at the pool. We read a selection from the PJ Library Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and then get crafty based on a theme 10-10:30 am from the book. No fee; JCC members only Thursdays, 11:30 am June 2, July 7 No fee; open to the community18
  • MY BABY & MECLASSES Shabbat Under The Stars with SUMMER 2011 the Israeli ScoutsKindermusik: Family Time Zoo Celebrate Shabbat with family andTrain! (Newborn-5 years) friends at the Family Park. Rabbi DonniTag along with a zoo train as we visit the will be there with her shiny blue guitarmonkeys, giraffes, elephants, parrots to sing us through Kabbalat Shabbat.and polar bears. Well learn zoo songs Enjoy dinner, swimming, lots of openand chants, play a variety of grass to roam upon AND a performanceinstruments, and move and dance like from the Israeli Scouts.the animals. Includes home materials—a Friday July 22hardback book, CD, animal shaker 5:45-8:30 pminstrument and poster. Call Miriam for fee and to register.Sundays,10 amJune 5-June 26 (4 weeks)Mondays,10 amJune 6-June 27(4 weeks) SUMMERRoom 307$74/member; $90/community; PRESCHOOL DANCE$44/each additional sibling. Call Kathy Wayne, ext. 273. Creative Movement: ages 3-4Kindermusik WednesdaysPeek-A-Boo! I Love You! June 22-August 10(Newborn-18 months) 4-4:30 pmMother Goose games like peek-a-boo $72 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KDShelp babies understand language. Say “Ilove you” using American Sign Pre-ballet: ages 4-5Language, soap bubbles, and parent- Wednesdaysbaby dances. Home materials June 22-August 10included—board book, CD, duck wash 4:45-5:15 pmmitt, baby duck Gertie ball and poster. $72 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KDSFridaysJuly 15-August 12 (5 weeks)10 am Ballet/Tap I: grade KComputer Room Thursdays CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSION$85/member; $100/community June 23-August 11 4:50-5:35 pm $84 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KDSEVENTSAdventures in the Woods Pre-Ballet/TapDo you have an active toddler/ Thursdayspreschooler who is looking for June 23-August 11adventure? If so sign up for an outdoor 4-4:45 pmadventure in Frick Park with My Baby $84 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KDSand Me parent Matt Pascal. Matt willlead families on a stroll through FrickPark ending in a unique spot to play.Pack plenty of water and snacks.Advance registration is required; call fordetails on meet-up location.ThursdaysJune 23, July 21, August 2510-11:30 amNo fee; open to the community 19
  • CHILDREN & TEENS BIRTHDAY PARTIES Create Your Own Party: ages 4-10SUMMER 2011 Call us and we’ll make the Call Rachel Altoff, ext. 228. arrangements. Examples: bead party, Superstar Sports Party: ages 7-10 flower fairy party, bug party, royalty for Wiffleball, kickball, soccer, hockey, relay a day and tropical beach party. races and more. Counselors lead you $325 and up and your friends in a day of play. Dance Party: ages 4-7 $275 Learn new dance games and enjoy old Games Galore: ages 4-6 favorites. Don’t forget your dancing A sports party for the younger set. shoes! Parachute play, Mr. Fox, Red Light/Green $275 Light and Duck Duck Goose. $275 FUN DAYS Swim Party: ages 4-10 Open swim time, games and relay races Grades PreK-6 in our beautiful indoor pool. Party can Call Rachel Altoff, ext. 228. be held at the Family Park outdoor pool We offer exciting field trips and in-house during the summer. programs for days when elementary schools are closed. Please send a dairy $275 (vegetarian) lunch, swimsuit and towel Awesome Arts & Crafts Party: every day. ages 4-10 9 am-4 pm Projects may include “wearable art,” sand $65/child; $60/sibling and Clubhouse art and tie-dying. Choose the theme and members we’ll come up with a creative party. $15 discount if you register by 5 pm of $300 the previous day . Creative Cooking Party: ages 4-10 Fun at the JCC Become a “chef” for the day. Learn easy Daily activities include sports, trips to the and fun recipes and then taste-test park (weather permitting) and library, them with your friends! art, games and swimming. $300 June 6, 7, 9, 10, 13-17 Spa Party: ages 8-10 August 15-19, August 22-26, Pamper yourself with homemade face August 29-31, September 1, 2REGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG masks, manicures and pedicures. Field Trips $300 June 13: Pittsburgh Zoo Price includes juice, paper goods, set-up June 14: SandCastle and clean-up, balloons, kosher cake and June 15: FunFest staff supervision. The base price is for 15 June 16: National Aviary children including the birthday child. June 17: Family Park Each additional participant: $15. Before and After Care 7:30-9 am: no charge COMING THIS FALL 4-6 pm: $12 (no charge for Clubhouse members) Drivers Education: ages 15-18 Fun Days are subject to cancellation if Includes 30 hours of classroom enrollment requirements are not met. You instruction and six hours of driving will be notified of a cancellation the instruction. Students MUST have their evening before. learner’s permit before the last course date. Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 pm September 27-November 29 $399/member; $499/non-member20
  • AFTER SCHOOL SUMMER 2011CLUBHOUSE TransportationAFTER-SCHOOL Transportation is typically provided by your child’s school. Please contact thePROGRAM school directly and fill out a “PM dropGrades Pre-K-6 off” form.Call Jayme Vertullo, ext. 852.The JCC Clubhouse combines top- Membershipquality facilities with trained, caring, JCC membership is required to becomecreative staff. We offer a wide variety of a “member” of Clubhouse. Scholarshipsstimulating activities in our tournament- are available for those who qualify. Forsize gyms, heated indoor swimming more information about scholarships,pools and in our various clubs. Children please contact the Membership Office at CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSIONare grouped into age-appropriate 412-521-8011, ext. 534.homerooms. Early Bird prices available untilEach day children are met at their buses, May 31. For more information and toescorted to their homerooms, given a register, contact Jayme Vertullo athealthy snack including fruits and veg- 412-521-8011, ext. 852, oretables, assisted with homework, and jvertullo@jccpgh.orgthen provided with a variety of activitychoices. Monthly snack calendars, club Clubhouse is supported in part by the Massey Charitable Trust and the Weiner Family Foundationschedules and newsletters are available, with additional funding from the Curtis & Joelleso that both you and your child are well- Krasik and Scott & Laurie Krasik After Schoolinformed. Care Fund.Clubhouse focuses on nurturing theemotional, physical and social well-being of each child. We provide variousactivities such as organized gym games,age-appropriate art projects, cooking,free swim, pen pals, recycling and boardgames galore. We visit the library, cele-brate Shabbat every week and havemonthly birthday celebrations to recog-nize each child’s special day. 21
  • CENTERFIT PLATINUM Couples MassageSUMMER 2011 TO JOIN, CALL THE MEMBERSHIP OFFICE, Two massage therapists provide a EXT. 176, OR GO TO couple, mother and daughter, or two JCCPGH.ORG/PAGE/JOIN siblings or friends with individualized massages while the clients relax in each ALL Group Exercise classes are FREE other’s company. to Centerfit Platinum members, including Yoga, Pilates and Spinning. Massage Fees Centerfit Platinum Members Half hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25 Full hour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 MASSAGE 10 half-hour coupons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $225 SERVICES Half-hour table massage . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 Call ext. 267 for an appointment. One-hour table massage. . . . . . . . . . . . $40 10 half-hour table massage coupons Massage at Centerfit Platinum is a . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $180 relaxing and rejuvenating experience, Couples massage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $110 far removed from life’s fast-paced environment. Our facilities include three Now available newly renovated, private massage Hot Stone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $125 rooms and a coed massage room. Salt Scrub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75 Sugar Gloss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75 Swedish Massage Mud Wrap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75 The most common form of massage, used to promote general relaxation, Guest Fees improve circulation and ease everyday General Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10 aches and pains Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15 Sports Massage New! Reiki A deep tissue massage using specific Reiki is a natural Japanese healing strokes to help athletes obtain technique that promotes stress maximum performance and physical reduction and relaxation. It is an conditioning by increasing power, energy-based touch therapy that endurance and mobility both before liberates the body’s natural healing and after an event or exercise abilities. To schedule an appointment, call ext. 267.REGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG Therapeutic Massage $70/1-hour session $60/Centerfit Platinum members A combination of massage techniques designed to help relieve chronic joint pain and benefit the skeletal/muscular Mother-Daughter Days system by improving circulation, Enjoy Centerfit Platinum with your increasing joint flexibility, promoting mother, daughter or granddaughter. quicker healing of injured muscle tissue, Children must be at least 13 years old. and improving posture and body Sundays mechanics June 5, July 3, August 7 4-6 pm Basic Table Massage No fee Traditional Men’s Centerfit Platinum rubdown increases circulation and promotes relaxation22
  • SPORTS & RECSPORTS LESSONS SUMMER 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 We have two convertible courts, usedWednesdays for racquetball, handball and squash.6-7 pm Members may reserve courts up toNo fee seven days in advance. Reservations will be taken during regular JCC hours at the Centerfit desk, ext. 372, or at ext. 202.Coed Indoor Soccer The fee for court time is $4/hour andMondays must be paid in full, at the Centerfit7 pm desk, prior to play. Centerfit PlatinumNo fee members play for no charge. A general member or a guest must pay a $2 courtCoed Pick-Up Volleyball fee when playing with a Centerfit Plat-Thursdays inum member.7-8 pmNo fee CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSION 23
  • FITNESS LEATRICE AND Payment systemSUMMER 2011 JOHN M. WOLF CENTERFIT • You may choose an agreement of one month, three months or 12 months. • The minimum number of sessions per PERSONAL month is four. The maximum number TRAINING is unlimited. Call Laurie Wood, ext. 260. • You may make up missed appointments as long as you call 24 One-on-One Private Workout hours in advance to cancel. One of our dedicated fitness experts will • Your contract (if greater than one design a personalized exercise program month) may be paid in monthly to help you reach your goals and see installments. results. By appointment only. One-on-One Youth PROGRAMS Personal Training Teen Fitness Certification Call Matt Proskin, ext. 152. This orientation MUST be completed by A private workout session with a teens ages 13-16 prior to using the certified professional trainer. Weight facility. Call Matt Proskin at ext. 152 to management and sports-specific schedule. training also are available. $45/three-part orientation class $90/two sessions with a trainer Contract Fees Centerfit Platinum Members JCC Healthy Heart Hour ½ hour Phase lll Cardiac Rehabilitation 4-12 sessions $54 $35 Call Marsha Mullen, ext. 380. 13-47 sessions $48 $31 With a physician’s approval, you can 48+ sessions $42 $27 exercise in Centerfit. Marsha Mullen, MS General Members ATC, will guide you through an Hour ½ hour individualized exercise program using 4-12 sessions $60 $39 your physician’s recommendations. 13-47 sessions $54 $35 Supervised times: 48+ sessions $48 $31REGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays Ages 17 and under 8:30 am-noon Hour ½ hour $48/month for the community 4-12 sessions $46.50 $30 $25/month for SilverSneakers 13-47 sessions $43.50 $28 $20/month for seniors 48+ sessions $40 $26 $125/year/Centerfit Platinum members Single Sessions Healthy Joint Series Centerfit Platinum $56 Do you experience joint stiffness, General Member $62 muscle tightness or other aches and Youth $48 pains? Our MAT Specialist, Joe DeAntonis, will help you get your body moving again, improve your range of motion and feel better. Mondays and Wednesdays June 13-July 13 11:30 am-12:30 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PTS $120; $150/community24
  • FITNESSNUTRITION DANCE SUMMER 2011Jump Start Your Weight Loss Adult BalletWork with a personal trainer to develop Call Kathy Wayne, ext. 373.a workout plan and a dietitian who will Wednesdaysindividualize a healthy eating plan to June 21-August 9get you closer to your goal. Noon-1 pm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RDS3 personal training sessions $72/member; $88/community1-hour appointment with a JCCdietitian plus a 30-minute follow-up Israeli Folk Dancing(20% savings) Call Jeanne Ronschke, ext. 362.$189 /Centerfit Platinum$199/General members Cherie Maharam leads a class for beginners and then a dance-by-request session in the Kaufmann Dance Studio.Nutrition Counseling Thursdays, ongoing, 7:30 pmCall Laurie Wood, ext. 260. $3 suggested donationDetermine what you should be eating,based on your individual concerns. The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame supports the$55/one-hour session; $30/followup following programs: EKC Sports Equipment, IndoorSave by sharing with friends Triathlon, J&R Day Camp, Maccabi Youth Games, Membership and Program Scholarships, Sailfish Swim Team, South Hills Camping and EarlyMindful Eating for Well-Being Childhood Development Center.Many of us struggle with food, eatingand our weight. Mindfulness in eatingempowers us to discover and changeour unhealthy habits and behaviorsaround food. Whether you are workingon weight loss or just interested ineating in a more healthy and balancedway, this seminar can teach youpractical skills you can use to bring morepeace and awareness to your meals andyour relationship with food. CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSIONDeborah Brooks, MS, RD, LDN, is aregistered dietitian with more than 25years of experience in mindfulness med-itation and nutrition. She specializes inwellness care and weight control.Sunday May 221-3 pmor Wednesday, May 256:30-8:30 pm$15$10 off one-on-one nutrition counselingsession if you attend this seminar 25
  • GROUP EXERCISE GROUP EXERCISE Group PowerSUMMER 2011 CLASSES This 60-minute barbell program strengthens all your major muscles in an Call Patti Sciulli, ext. 273. inspiring, motivating group Please see the monthly schedule (available environment with simple, athletic at JCCPGH.org and at the Centerfit Desk) movements such as squats, lunges, for up-to-date days and times. presses and curls. 20/20/20 Summer Launch Twenty minutes each of Strength, Sunday, July 10 • 8:15 am Cardio and On the Ball. NEW ENERGY Group Kick Fun and energizing, the perfect class if Group Kick brings it on! This electric 60- you’re older, out of shape or new to minute fusion class of martial arts and exercise. Includes warm-up, easy-to- boxing movements will kick your cardio follow low-impact routines, as well as fitness to the next level. strengthening, stretching and balance. Summer Launch INTERVAL BENCH Sunday, July 10 • 9:30 am High-intensity bench or cardio alternating with intense muscle toning segments. New! Masala Bhangra An exercise dance routine that blends SPINNING traditional Bhangra steps and the Cardiovascular workout performed to exhilaration of Bollywood movies—as music on a specially designed stationary seen in the Oscar-winning Slumdog bike. Reservations are required and may Millionaire. Suitable for all ages and be made up to seven days in advance. fitness levels. You must give us two hours advance notice of cancellation; “no shows” will be Wednesdays, 7:15 pm charged $5. Robinson Dance Studio ZUMBA Dance your way to a fitter you with BABYSITTING exciting and unique Latin moves and rhythms. STUART WEINBAUM ZUMBATOMIC SHORTSTOP BABYSITTING Zumba geared to kids. For ages 6 weeks to 5 years. We canREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG accommodate 16 children per hour. Buy coupons at the Centerfit Desk. Group Exercise and Reservations are required at ext. 267. Spinning Fees Monday-Friday $5/class 7:30 am-1 pm $45/book of 10 $10/month/child $80/book of 20; $53 for teens $110/year/child No fee for Centerfit Platinum Drop-in fee $6/child Group Centergy Complimentary Babysitting A 60-minute journey of yoga and pilates New expanded hours: 6-8:30 pm while moving to music, designed to Monday through Thursday for group help you center your energy, reduce exercise participants only. stress and smile. Reservations are required at ext. 267. Summer Launch Space is limited. Sunday, July 10 • 11 am Location: Family Place Babysitting services are available only while you are in our facility.26
  • WELLNESSAlexander New! Reiki SUMMER 2011Call Jeanne Ronschke, ext. 362. Reiki is a natural Japanese healingLearn to use your body in more relaxed technique that promotes stressand efficient ways by focusing on your reduction and relaxation. It is an energy-self-perception of movement. Carolyn based touch therapy that liberates theJohnston, instructor. body’s natural healing abilities. To schedule an appointment, call ext. 267.Thursdays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RDS9:45-11:15 am $70/1-hour sessionMay 19-July 7 $60/Centerfit Platinum$80/member; $100/community YogaHolistic Health Coaching Learn relaxation and improve strengthLearn to set and accomplish goals, and flexibility through stretches,increase energy, reduce stress and postures and breathing techniques.reduce pain in your body. Includes 2 Power Yogaone-hour sessions per month, unlimited Focus is on muscle conditioningemail support and a personalized plan through a series of asanas. Safethat you can love and sustain! Set up stretching and balancing exercises foryour FREE health consultation with the athlete in all of us, to improvelgoldstein@jccpgh.org. performance and prevent injuries.1 month $170 Yoga Therapy3 months $480; 6 months $840 Yoga can be an effective method of healing sore joints, tight muscles,Massage unhealthy posture patterns and chronic pain, as well as speeding recovery fromSee page 5. surgery. Call ext. 273 to schedule your appointment.Muscle Activation Techniques First session FREEMAT (Muscle Activation Techniques) $50/1-hour session; $90/2 sessionscorrects body alignment and improves $60/share your session with a friendfunctional capabilities. Make anappointment with our MAT-certifiedspecialist, Joe DeAntonis, MS, at Yoga/Pilates Fees CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSIONext. 260. $140/20-session punch card (get one session FREE with filled card) $70/10-session punch cardPilates $9/drop-in; $12/communityImprove strength, flexibility, No fee for Centerfit Platinumcoordination and posture while creatinga body that is long and lean with flatabdominals and a strong back.One-on-One PilatesFocus on increasing flexibility andstrength to build more defined, longer,leaner muscles. Mat and Reformertraining available.$60/1-hour session; $110/two sessions 27
  • AJM observations as a catalyst for viewers toSUMMER 2011 consider how human intervention im- pacts the future of water sources. Able to cross disciplines, propose solutions and pioneer change, ecologically charged artwork is a powerful genre. Programs (at the AJM) • Opening Reception: Saturday, May 14 • 7 pm Reception sponsored by Ellie Baker Feldman • Clean Water Action Citizen Engagement Event in collaboration Wendy Osher, Just Add Water (detail), with PennEnvironment 2010, courtesy of the artist. Tuesday, May 24 • 6:30-9 pm • Presentation with Conrad Volz, Jr., AMERICAN JEWISH former Director of the Center for MUSEUM Healthy Environments and Communities at the University Call Melissa Hiller, Director, ext. 105. of Pittsburgh Too Shallow for Diving: the Monday, June 6 • 7-10 pm 21st Century is Treading Water • Closing Reception and Green Drinks Social Edition Through July 28, 2011 Thursday July 28 • 5:30-7:30 pm Fine Perlow Weis Gallery and Berger Gallery The AJM is not just exhibiting environ- mentally engaged artists— we’re living The Anna L. and Irene V. Caplan exhibi- environmentally. Instead of mailing invi- tion Too Shallow for Diving: the 21st Cen- tations, we’ll be sending out electronic tury is Treading Water, guest curated by information and keeping our Facebook Carolyn Speranza, comprises painting, page current. Feel free to forward infor- sculpture, video, installation, spoken mation to your friends and co-workers word and photography. The artists’ work and check out our Facebook page often: inventively addresses aesthetic issues as http://tiny.cc/o5cbq well as environmental problems sur- rounding water, examining global topics Exhibition support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Jewish Healthcare including oceans, the decreasing avail- Foundation, the Buhl Foundation and theREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG ability of drinking water on a local and Pennsylvania Humanities Council. Major funding global scale, and local topics including for the American Jewish Museum is provided by the the effects of natural gas drilling on our Allegheny Regional Asset Board, the Anna L. water supply. Caplan & Irene V. Caplan Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania Scientific studies confirm the effects of Partners in the Arts, the Robert and Gene Dickman global warming. While much has been Fund and individual support. Media sponsorship is written and discussed about fossil fuel provided by WDUQ 90.5 FM. shortages, an unspoken blind spot issue is the looming crisis on the scarcity of water. The artists participating in Too Shallow for Diving: the 21st Century is Treading Water believe their role is to bring unspoken conversations to the surface. The exhibit serves as the foun- dation for dialogue regarding this most precious resource. The artists have a track record of work- ing with scientists, environmental advo- cates and citizens’ groups. The projects fuse aesthetic concepts with ecological28
  • SILVERSNEAKERS ®Call Holly Carter, ext. 225. Yoga/Stretch Class SUMMER 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 Wednesdaysrooms. 8:45-9:30 amJCC members who do not carry one of Fridaysthese insurance plans may participate in 10:15-11 amany of these classes for $1. Cardio CircuitMuscular Strength and Range This more intense workout includesof Movement (MSROM) standing non-impact choreographyThis class is designed to increase alternating with standing upper bodymuscular strength, range of movement, strength work with hand-held weights,and activity for daily living skills. A chair tubing bands and a ball. Note: This classis used for seated and/or standing is for people who are comfortablesupport. standing to exercise for 30-40 minutesMondays at a time.9-9:45 am MondaysTuesdays 10-10:45 am9-9:45 am Tuesdays1-1:45 pm 11-11:45 amThursdays Thursdays10-10:45 am 9-9:45 am11-11:45 am1-1:45 pm Fridays 11-11:45 am CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSION Hot Fun in the Summer Time Annual Pool Party Call Holly Carter, ext. 225. Enjoy lunch and snacks by the pool at the Family Park. Wednesday, June 1 12:30-3:30 pm $5/age 60+ $8 with transportation or age 59 and under Register by Friday, May 27 29
  • AGEWELL AGEWELL ARTSUMMER 2011 PITTSBURGH Call Jeanne Ronschke, ext. 362. AgeWell Pittsburgh offers a one-stop Acrylic Painting resource that links older adults, their family members, friends and caregivers Learn mixed media techniques and to solutions for issues related to aging. collage. Success for everyone. Lila Hirsch Brody, Instructor. Call 412-422-0400 or visit AgeWellpgh.org Wednesdays July 20-September 28 AgeWell Pittsburgh is a collaborative program of the Jewish 9 am-noon: $170 Association on Aging, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh and Jewish Family & Childrens Service. 12:30-3:30 pm: $170 Major funding for AgeWell Pittsburgh is provided in part by the Lila Hirsch Brody’s Acrylic Painting Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and the United Way of Allegheny County. Additional funding is provided by a grant Class Annual Show from The Fine Foundation and an anonymous donor. August 8-31 Government support is provided by the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging, the City of Pittsburgh Community Fine, Perlow and Weis Gallery Development Block Grant, Luke Ravenstahl, Mayor, Council Opening Reception: Thursday, August 4 President Doug Shields, and Councilman Bill Peduto, and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through Senator John Pippy and Senator Mike Stack. WECHSLER BRIDGE PROGRAM Funding for the AgeWell Independent Adult Services Call Jeanne Ronschke, ext. 362. Department is provided by grants from the Buncher Family Foundation, the Hyman Family Foundation, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and the Amelia Miles Summer Bridge Clinic Foundation through The PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee Intermediate level class. Some of the duplicate bridge conventions covered will include: Weak Two Bids, the Jacoby J CAFE Transfer, limit raises, Jacoby Two No Trump, and the Negative double. Judi Are you looking for a convenient Sonon, instructor. place to have lunch? Come to the J Cafe for a delicious kosher lunch. Wednesdays You have choices: July 6-August 24 Comfort Zone—Hot lunch that 9:30-11:30 am includes traditional comfort foods $55/member; $70/community and sides New Deli—Sandwich with an Duplicate BridgeREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG assortment of meats offered Advanced bridge for serious (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) players. Please bring a partner. Showthyme—A fresh hot entree Marge Tamres, Director. prepared right in front of you Wednesdays, ongoing (Tuesday and Thursday) 11:45 am-3:30 pm Garden Grove—Parve soup and salad $6 bar with a choice of toppings Splash—Hot and cold tea Social Cards and Mahj Mondays through Fridays A congenial atmosphere for socializing 11 am-1 pm and playing. JCC membership required. Levinson Hall; patio open weather permitting Mondays-Fridays, ongoing Special pricing for those ages 60 +. Noon-3 pm Reservations preferred. Call 412-521- No fee 8011, ext. 111, no later than 10 am. View the weekly menu at JCCPGH.org/page/jcafe The JCC is under the supervision of the VAAD.30
  • AGEWELLCOMPUTER East End Kids Summer SUMMER 2011CLASSES Dinner Show East End Kids present “CinemaCall Jeanne Ronschke, ext. 362. Sensation.” Celebrate the silver screenE-Mail 1 & 2 and Hollywood’s musical history in this choral revue spanning eight decades ofLearn to read, write, send, forward and movie magic. Dinner will be served priorreply to messages, as well as set up your to the show.address book, send to multiplerecipients, send attachments, and more. Wednesday, July 13 5:30- 7:30 pmFridays $12/age 60+; $15/age 59 and underJune 10, 17 Register by Wednesday, June 299:30-11:30 am$55/member; $60/community Gateway Clipper LuncheonBasic Computer 1 & 2 Cruise: Elton John TributeNo previous computer knowledge is Cruise the rivers, enjoy a concert by Leerequired. The first class will explain how Alverson singing music of Elton John,to turn on a computer on and off, the and savor a delicious buffet lunch andbasic functions of a mouse and socializing with your friends.keyboard, how to use Windows, search Friday, July 15menus and more. 10 am-4 pmFridays $42/members; $50/communityJuly 15, 22 Register by Friday, July 19:30-11:30 am$55/member, $60/community EVENTS Call Nicole Mezare, ext. 278.CULTURE CLUB Tel Aviv Nights GalaYou must be registered for OPT to useour transportation. Call Jeanne Enjoy a delicious Israeli-style meal andRonschke, ext. 362. Israeli music. Wednesday, May 25 5:30-7:30 pm CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSIONThe Marvelous Wonderettes $12/60+; $15/age 59 and underFour girls with hopes and dreams “as big Register by Wednesday, May 18.as their crinoline skirts” perform classicsfrom the 50s and 60s such as “Lollipop,”“It’s in His Kiss,” and more. Hot Fun in the Summer TimeSunday, June 5 Annual Pool PartyCivic Light Opera Cabaret Call Holly Carter, ext. 225, or Nicole1 pm Mezare, ext. 278.$20/member; $30/community Enjoy lunch and snacks by the pool at the Family Park.Michael Feinstein: Wednesday, June 1The Sinatra Project 12:30-3:30 pmMichael Feinstein joins Marvin Hamlisch $5/age 60+; $8 with transportation orand the PSO to perform the songs of age 59 and underFrank Sinatra. Register by Friday, May 27Sunday, June 192 pm$48/member; $56/community 31
  • AGEWELL Summertime Shabbat Legal ServicesSUMMER 2011 Connect with your spirit and celebrate An attorney visits the JCC to assist with Shabbat with your friends over dinner legal issues. Call Jeanne Ronschke, with wine and live music. ext. 362, for an appointment on the Friday, June 24 second Friday of each month. 5-6:30 pm $12/age 60+; $15/age 59 and under Transportation Register by Friday, June 17. Register for OPT/ACCESS, bus passes and Elder Express in Room 201. Bring ID JCC American Idol: Talent Show that indicates your date of birth. with Dinner Show us what you’ve got and come out Voter Registration and sing! Enjoy a delicious Italian dinner Register to vote, change your party or before the talent show. Singing change your address with the participants eat for free! Department of Elections in Wednesday, August 10 Room 201. 5:30-8 pm $12/age 60+; $15/age 59 and under Special Events Register by Wednesday, August 3. Any dinner or program that is co-sponsored by ACAAA requires a one- Welcome Back Shabbat time ACAAA registration. Register in Start the New Year by connecting to Room 201. your spirit. Celebrate Shabbat with Rabbi Donni and your friends over a Mind-Full Mondays delicious brisket dinner. Call Nicole Mezare, ext. 278. Friday, September 9 Join us for educational programs, 5-6:30 pm discussions and speakers. $12/age 60+; $15/age 59 and under Register by Friday, September 2. Mondays, Levinson B 1-2 pm No fee PROGRAMS Call Sybil Lieberman, ext. 135. Creative Arts ClubREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG Call Nicole Mezare, ext. 278. The following programs are supported by Participate in a variety of creative arts Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging such as jewelry making, homemade (ACAAA) and are open to anyone who is 60 crafts, art history and reading and years of age and older and a resident of Al- writing techniques. legheny County. A one-time registration must be completed in Room 201. Bring a Tuesdays, 1-2 pm form of ID that includes your date of birth. No fee Birthday Parties Book Review with Celebrate monthly lunchroom birthdays Helen-Faye Rosenblum with a song, a dessert and good wishes. Call Nicole Mezare, ext. 278. Join us for a lively discussion led by Shabbat Celebration writer, teacher and reviewer Helen-Faye Rosenblum. Welcome the Sabbath in the lunchroom with singing and celebration. Tuesday, July 19 Room 202 Fridays, noon 1:15-2-15 pm No fee32
  • AGEWELLWednesday Afternoon Blood Pressure Screenings SUMMER 2011at the Cinema Call Jeanne Ronschke, ext. 362.Call Nicole Mezare, ext. 278. Every other WednesdayWatch movies on our 52-inch 10:30-11:30 amplasma screen television. No feeWednesdays, Room 202 Facilitated by a registered nurse from Jewish Association on Aging Centers for Rehabilitation, a1 pm program of AgeWell Pittsburgh.No fee T’ai ChiPALS Book Club WednesdaysCall Nicole Mezare, ext. 278. May 18-July 27Join in monthly discussions. Books are 1-1:45 pmsupplied at the beginning of the month. $30/members; $35/communityFourth Wednesday of the month Beginner’s Drop-in Class1-2 pm, Room 202 Sponsored in part by ACAAA.No fee 1:45-2:30 pm, ongoingPALS Book Clubs are supported by Highmark® andthe Allegheny County Library Association. Strong Seniors Stay Young Build strength in your arms and legs. AllJACOB WOLHENDLER participants must be registered withWELLNESS PROGRAM ACAAA.Revitalize Your Life Wednesdays, ongoing 10 am, Levinson BCall Nicole Mezare, ext. 278. $1/class suggested donationThis JAA program addresses flexibility, Begins June 15memory, nutrition, joint and back pain, Sponsored in part by Allegheny County Arearelaxation techniques and more. Agency on AgingFirst Monday of every month1-2 pmNo fee, Levinson Hall Better Choices, Better Health: Chronic Disease Self- Management ProgramKeeping Up With CALL 412-521-8011 PLUS THE EXTENSION Call Amy Gold, ext. 207.Dr. Paul Caplan Do you have an ongoing healthCall Sybil Lieberman, ext. 135. condition that affects your daily life?Dr. Caplan brings a world of knowledge This free 6-week workshop wasand expertise to medical topics. designed by Stanford University to helpThird Monday of the month you learn to manage symptoms.1-2 pm, Room 202 Registration is required.No fee Tuesdays 1-3:30 pmAsk the Doctor Through June 21, Room 307Call Nicole Mezare, ext. 278.Learn from Dr. Andrea Fox,Gerontologist and Director of theSquirrel Hill Health Center.Fourth Monday of the month1-2 pmNo fee 33
  • AGEWELL JUDAICS AND NEW AMERICANSSUMMER 2011 DISCUSSION Call Irene Krastoshevskaya, ext. 237. Call Jeanne Ronschke, ext. 362. ESL (English as a Second Language) Yiddish Conversation Classes For New Americans from the former Tuesdays, 10-11 am Soviet Union, ages 60 and older. No fee Russian Language Media The New Russian Word (Novoye Russkoye JCC Choral Group Slovo) newspaper is available in the Open to JCC members who like to sing. Adults Office. Thursdays, 10 am Russian Language Library No fee Mondays, 11 am-noon Wednesdays, 11:30 am-1 pm Current Events Class Thursdays, 5-6 pm Hear guest rabbis discuss politics, led by Support for New Americans is provided in part by a grant from the Buncher Family Foundation. Rabbi Donni Aaron. Immigrant Assistance Program Supported in part Fridays, 10:30-11:30 am by Anita and Sam Michaels Room 307; no fee CHECKMATES Israel through the Arts If you know an older adult who would Meet with Rabbi Donni Aaron to learn appreciate a weekly, friendly phone call about Israel through different artistic or would like to volunteer for this peer- media such as photography and poetry. led telephone reassurance program, 2nd Tuesday of the month please contact Amy Gold at ext. 207. 1-2 pm, Room 202 No fee SUPPORT GROUPS Israeli Folk Dancing Call Sybil Lieberman, ext. 135. Cherie Maharam leads a class for beginners and then a dance-by-request General Bereavement session in the Kaufmann Dance Studio. Support Group Facilitation provided by Sivitz JewishREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG Thursdays, ongoing, 7:30 pm Hospice. To register, call Jan Kellough, $3 suggested donation MA, 412-422-5700. Last Tuesday of the month Hebrew Literature 3-4:30 pm; Room 204 Readings from a variety of Hebrew periodicals with Dave Dinkin. Meeting to Remember our Fathers Thursday, June 16 Tuesdays, 10-11 am No fee LOREN R. HIRSCH MEMORIAL BEREAVEMENT PROGRAM ELDER EXPRESS Facilitation provided by Forbes Hospice. Elder Express provides regularly Please call Kevin Henry, facilitator, scheduled van service to people before attending: 412-578-6795. age 65 and older. If you live in the 15217 Bereavement for Adult Children zip code and are registered with Access, Third Wednesday of each month you are automatically registered for 7-9 pm Elder Express. Ride all day for $2. For more information, call Jeanne Ronschke, ext. 362.34
  • SPECIAL NEEDSCall Liza Baron, ext. 241. Teen After-School CenterThe 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 group Fee pro-rated for students joining themeets weekly for programming program mid-year.meetings overseen by a staff advisorand enjoys programs they havedeveloped. Gesher Program at Emma Kaufmann Camp Contact Adam Baron,VIOLET AND JOSEPH SOFFER 412-278-4184, ext. 209, orFOUNDATION AND FAMILY abaron@jccpgh.org.SPECIAL OLYMPICS The Gesher program serves high-Call Ellen McBride, 412-731-6185. functioning teens with special needs. 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 of11:45 am-1 pm all ages is a focal point of our program.No fee The Gesher Program is supported in part by TheSwimming Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust.Tuesdays5-6 pmNo fee The Special Needs Department is supported in part by a grant from the Herman and Rebecca 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. 35
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  • HOURS HOLIDAY HOURS Non-profit Org. U.S. PostageRegular Building Hours Memorial Day: Monday, May 30 PAID Centerfit open 8 am– 2 pm Permit No. 290Irene Kaufmann Building Family Park open 11 am–7 pm Pittsburgh, PAMonday-Thursday, 5:30 am*-9:30 pm Jewish Community CenterFriday, 5:30 am*-6 pm Shavuot of Greater PittsburghSaturday, 8 am-6 pm Tuesday, June 7: Close at 5 pm 5738 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15217Sunday, 7:45 am-6 pm Wednesday, June 8: Closed JCCPGH.org*Garage entrance only Thursday, June 9: Partial OpeningEarly Childhood Department 5:30 am-10 pm—ECDC, Clubhouse, J Cafe, Centerfit MISSION STATEMENTMonday-Friday, 7 am-6 pm Monday, July 4 The mission of the Jewish CommunityAlex & Leona Robinson Building Centerfit open 8 am-2 pm Center of Greater Pittsburgh is to enrichMonday-Friday, 7:30 am-6 pm Family Park open 11 am–7 pm our community by cultivating an inclusive,Saturday and Sunday: closed Labor Day: Monday, September 5 dynamic environment built upon Jewish Centerfit open 8 am– 2 pm values, heritage and culture. We offerCashier Hours programs of excellence that span the lifeMonday-Thursday, 8 am-8 pm Family Park open 11 am–7 pm cycle and strengthen the physical,Friday, 8 am-6 pm intellectual and spiritual well-being ofSaturday, 8 am-6 pm individuals and families from generation to JCC membership is open to everyone regardless of race, color, sex, generation.Sunday, 8 am-6 pm 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. MEMBER-GET-A-MEMBER REFER YOUR FRIENDS TO THE JCC FOR BIG SAVINGS YOU get one month FREE for each membership referral. We’ll honor as many as 12 referrals for 12 months FREE. EACH FRIEND gets one month FREE upon joining (General Membership*). Be sure your friends give us your name when they join. For more information, please call 412-521-8011, ext. 176. *Valid for new members or lapsed memberships of greater than one year. Not valid for SilverSneakers® Membership or Centerfit Platinum memberships. Summer 2011