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  1. 1. PROGRAM GUIDESUMMER 2011 SOUTH HILLSJewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh VOL. 8 NO. 3
  2. 2. CONTENTS SUPPORT THE JCC You Can Make a Difference CONTENTS “I am moved to write just to saySUMMER 2011 how important the JCC is in my Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Aquatics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 life…the regular contact with Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 people of all ages, people from Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 all walks and parts of our city. Early Childhood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Families. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 The JCC is a miracle of good Family Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 with the organization striving Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 to be the best that it can be. I K’hillah (Community). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Personal Training. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 am truly grateful for assistance SilverSneakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 to be able to participate.” Special Needs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Sports & Rec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 “Growing up in Squirrel Hill, my Travel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 husband and I were counselors Building hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . back page at EKC. Our children use the fa- Membership rates . . . . . . . . . . Thanks to our Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 cilities and now they attend EKC. The JCC is part of our lives PESACH-MICHAL and our Jewish identity. Asking ART GALLERY for help was extremely difficult. Works by local artists in the Atrium We are truly comforted by the support of the JCC. With deep- est gratitude…” The letters of appreciation go on and on. More individuals and families than ever before are requesting financial assis- tance so that they can enjoy For More Information membership and sign up for Branch Director programs. Without donations ofREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG Dan Garfinkel support to the Annual Fund, it 412-278-1975, ext. 208 would not be easy for the JCC to help those in need in our Membership Services community. Stacey Reibach, ext. 264 If you have already donated, Financial Assistance thank you. If you have not do- Karen Clarke nated this year, consider mak- 412-521-8011, ext. 224 ing your gift now so that you Employment can make a difference. Karen Kozel 412-521-8011, ext. 361 For more information on how JCC South Hills Fax Number you can make a difference, 412-446-0146 contact Mayda Roth, CFRE, JCC Squirrel Hill Director of Development, at Main Phone Number 412-521-8011, ext. 363 or 412-521-8010
  3. 3. MEMBERSHIPJCC MEMBERSHIP SUMMER 2011INCLUDES: 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 Bagels and coffee on Sunday 3. Select the person to register by mornings changing “Buy For”FREE Access to JCC Squirrel Hill 4. Check out facility (Centerfit Platinum is Questions? Contact Membership an additional fee) Services, 412-278-1975.FREE Family programsMEMBERSHIP GIVESYOU ACCESS TO:• Early Childhood Development Center starting at 6 weeks of age• Day camp and overnight camp MISSION CALL 412-278-1975 TO REGISTER• Private and group swimming STATEMENT lessons, arthritis aquatic exercise The mission of the Jewish Community program, water aerobics classes, swim Center of Greater Pittsburgh is to team enrich our community by cultivating• Sports leagues, classes, skills an inclusive, dynamic environment training, one-on-one training for all built upon Jewish values, heritage ages and culture. We offer programs of• Dance classes starting at age 2 excellence that span the life cycle and• Personal training strengthen the physical, intellectual• School’s Out programs and spiritual well-being of individuals and families from generation to• Babysitting generation. The JCC Program Guide is published quarterly by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. 3
  4. 4. SUMMER CAMPSSUMMER 2011 IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMP! EARLY CHILDHOOD Camp Yeladim CAMPS Yeladim campers are divided into age- appropriate groups. They participate in Camp K’Ton Ton: age 2 both instructional swim lessons and free Campers are introduced to the water swim daily. Campers also enjoy a variety through weekly swim time in the pool of additional specialist activities each as well as through daily water play day.REGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG activities. They enjoy visits to activity Ages 3-4 specialists on a daily basis. Session 1: June 20-July 15 Session 1: June 20-July 15 Session 2: July 18-July 29 9 am-12:30 pm Session 3: August 1-12 9 am-3 pm 9 am-12:30 pm Two, three or five days a week 9 am-3 pm Three or five days a week Session 2: July 18-29 Session 3: August 1-12 Age 5 by September 1, 2011 9 am-12:30 pm Session 1: June 20-July 15 9 am-3 pm Session 2: July 18-July 29 Two, three or five days a week Session 3: August 1-12 9 am-12:30 pm Five days a week For more information or to schedule a tour, please call Kathy Revesz, Major funding for JCC camps is provided by The Director, at 412-278-1975, ext. 211. Philip Chosky Charitable and Educational Foundation, Massey Charitable Trust, the Morris and Fannie Skilken Foundation and The Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust.4
  5. 5. SUMMER CAMPS SUMMER 2011Session Dates CAMP CHALUTZIM:Session 1: June 20-July 15Session 2: July 18-29 GRADES 3-6Session 3: August 1-12 Call Ann Haalman, ext. 204.Session 4: June 20-August 12 Chalutzim offers older campersBefore- and after-camp care is available traditional day camp activities: daily Redfor all campers. Cross swim lessons, free swim, sports, arts & crafts, nature, drama, Judaics and Israeli culture, as well as an extendedCAMP SABRA: specialty period, which may includeGRADES K-2 newspaper, photography, drum karaoke, Power Point and balloon art. Sessions 1Call Ann Haalman, ext. 204. and 3 will include an EKC overnight;Our traditional day camp features a Session 2 will include a late stay. Once-a- CALL 412-278-1975 TO REGISTERvariety of activities with an emphasis on week field trips include fishing in theJewish values and group dynamics. Allegheny River, PNC Park, ice skating,Campers receive Red Cross swim lessons and the zoo. Special event programsdaily. Activities may include: free swim, may include carnivals, holidaysports, games, arts & crafts, nature, celebrations and Olympic-type activities.drama, Judaics, Israeli culture and dance.Special event programming includes Session 1: $1,300carnivals, parades, holiday celebrations Session 2 and 3: $725; Session 4: $2,500and Olympic-type activities.Kindergarten will have a late night dur-ing the first camp session. First and sec-ond graders participate in an overnightand field trip during the first session.Sessions 2 and 3 will each have a latestay. Each camper selects from a varietyof chugim (hobbies) such as drama,sports, arts-n-crafts, dance, camp news-paper, jewelry making and nature.Session 1: $1,200Session 2 and 3: $625; Session 4: $2,300 5
  6. 6. SUMMER CAMPSSUMMER 2011 CAMP OZRIM C.I.T. LEADERSHIP PRE-CIT PROGRAM: PROGRAM: GRADES 7-8 GRADES 9-10 Call Stephanie Muhleman, ext. 207. Call Stephanie Muhleman, ext. 207. New this summer! Ozrim combines Through training and weekly traditional day camp activities with a workshops, counselors-in-training learn counselor-in-training program. Campers the responsibilities of a day-camp are placed with a group in the morning counselor, develop a spirit ofREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG to learn the ins and outs of being a volunteerism, understand the impact counselor. In the afternoons, they that they can have on their community, participate in camp activities such as develop stronger social skills and specialties and swimming. Once a week, develop their own strengths and skills Ozrim will go on a field trip to such while working with children. places as Hazelbaker’s Canoeing, the Counselors-in-training participate in Pittsburgh Zoo or Idlewild. team-building exercises with their fellow Session 1: June 20-July 15 CITs, share responsibility of a group of Session 2: July 18-August 12 campers with a junior and senior $1,300/session counselor, lead a weekly activity with their group and participate in a community mitzvah project. Session 1: June 20-July 15 Session 2: July 18-August 12 $600/session* *After successfully completing their CIT contract, a portion of the fee will be returned.6
  7. 7. SUMMER CAMPS SUMMER 2011PHILIP CHOSKY PERFORMING EMMA KAUFMANNARTS PROGRAM CAMP Contact Adam Baron, Assistant Director,PERFORMING ARTS ext. 209, or GRADES 2-6 EKC, the JCC’s resident overnight camp,Call Stephanie Muhleman, ext. 207 is situated along Cheat Lake inPerforming Arts campers develop Morgantown, West Virginia, providingcreativity and gain confidence through opportunities for a myriad of sports andmusic, acting and dance as they work on recreational activities on land and water.a theater production. There are swim EKC camping programs, with anlessons and free swim daily. emphasis on Jewish values, are for kids entering grades 2 through 10. One- to CALL 412-278-1975 TO REGISTERJune 20-July 15 eight-week sessions include FirstPerformance: Thursday evening, July 14 Experience and Specialty Camps.$1,185 Camp activities include archery, arts & crafts, sports, canoeing, kayaking, the Blob, the Rave, nature, tennis, Maccabi Color War, horseback riding, tubing, water skiing, a Zip Line, a climbing tower and so much more. The new John and Leatrice Wolf Aquatics Center has three heated pools, including a deep diving pool and a zero entry pool. 2011 session dates 4 Weeks: June 19 -July 15 3 Weeks: July 17-August 7 2 Weeks: June 19-July 1 1 Week: August 8-14 7
  8. 8. SPECIALTY CAMPS SPECIALTY CAMPS Adventure Camp: grades 3-6SUMMER 2011 Call Stephanie Muhleman, ext. 207. Campers travel every day to a new destination. Adventures may include the The Specialty Camp day is from 9 am- Pittsburgh Zoo, Carnegie Science Center, 3 pm except when there are field trips Settler’s Cabin Wave Pool, Idlewild or a and overnighters. Lunch is provided. All Wild Things baseball game. There will be camps include swim lessons when the late pickups on some days. schedule allows. Specialty campers July 11-15 enjoy free swim, sports, arts & crafts, August 8-12 nature, Israeli culture and dance. $415/week Both weeks of Wet and Wild and one Challenger British Soccer week of Adventure Camp: Camp: grades 2-6 $1,110 Coaches from Challenger Sports British Soccer emphasize individual skill Ceramics Camp: grades 2-6 development, fundamental tactics, goal Char Bailey teaches campers the basics scoring and coached scrimmages. They of painting and glazing cups, figurines provide lessons in respect, and a special camp project. Campers responsibility, sportsmanship and travel to Char’s Ceramics Art Studio leadership. daily. June 20-24 July 18-22 $385 $385 Wet and Wild Camp: Young Chefs Academy Cooking grades 3-6 Camp: grades 2-6 Campers will experience many different Campers travel to the Young Chefs water thrills! Adventures may include Academy daily to learn to slice, dice, stir day trips to Sunset Beach, Moraine State and prepare their own food. Directed by Park and Settler’s Cabin Wave Pool. They owner Lauren Briner, we will explore a will travel to EKC for an overnight and variety of foods and ways to prepare enjoy lake activities. There will also be a them. canoe trip down the Yough at July 25-29 Hazelbakers and they will learn to $385 SCUBA here at the JCC. There will be late pick-ups on some days.REGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG A certified lifeguard will accompany Ice Skating Camp: grades 2-6 campers on all day and overnight trips. Winter fun in the summer! Learn ice skating at Mt. Lebanon Ice Rink from a June 27-July 1 trained instructor. July 5-8 $415/week August 1-5 Both weeks: $760 $385 Major funding for JCC summer camps is provided in part by The Philip Chosky Performing Arts Program, the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, Massey Charitable Trust, Morris & Fannie Skilken Family Foundation and The Edith L.8 Trees Charitable Trust.
  9. 9. MINI CAMPSBEFORE CAMP CHALLENGER SUMMER 2011MINI CAMP: BRITISH SOCCERGRADES K-6 MINI CAMP:Each day will include games, gym time, AGES 3-7free swim, crafts and a special field trip. Coaches from Challenger British SoccerChildren should bring a dairy lunch and will teach skill development with anbeverage; swim suit and towel; gym emphasis on good sportsmanship,shoes and clothing appropriate for respect and leadership. Each player willoutdoor play each day. No extra receive a T-shirt, soccer ball and anspending money is necessary. Register evaluation. With the extended morningfor individual days or all five days. option, each player will get a snack andJune 13-17 swim time. Sign up now—spaces are9 am-3 pm limited!$50/child June 13-17$45/child if you pay by June 9. Ages 3-4Before Care (7-9 am): $8/day $95/ Soccer only: 9-10 amAfter Care (3-6 pm): $12/day $160/Extended morning: 9-11:30 amBefore and After Care: $15/day Ages 5-6Pre-registration required; no drop-ins $105/Soccer only: 10-11:30 amaccepted. $160/Extended morning: 9-11:30 amJune 13: Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium(lunch included) AFTER-CAMPJune 14: Movie Day (pick-up at 4 pm)June 15: Family Park in Monroeville MINI-CAMPJune 16: Mini-Golf August 15-26June 17: Fishing in the Allegheny River Look to your mailbox for a July flyer Rain contingency: BowlingNEW! DANCE MINICAMP: AGES 3-7 HOSTS FORCall Stephanie Muhleman, ext. 207. ISRAELIJCC dance instructor Sherry Dusky- COUNSELORS CALL 412-278-1975 TO REGISTERBrallier will teach tap, ballet and avariety of other dances to your budding Each summer, two Israelis come tostar. With the extended morning option JCC-South Hills day camp aseach dancer gets a snack and swim emissaries of Israeli culture. Theytime. have had an extensive orientation in working with American children andJune 13-17 add ruach (spirit) that provides anAges 3-4 unforgettable experience for ourDance class: 9-10am . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $95 campers.Extended morning: 9-11:30 am . . . . .$160 They will be here from June 10–Ages 5-7 August 13. We are asking families toDance class: 10-11:30 am $105 host either one or both of our guestsExtended morning: 9-11:30 am $160 for either one or two weeks. If you would like to perform the mitzvah of hachnasat orchim (the welcoming of guests), and offer them a place to stay this summer, please call 412-278-1975 and speak to either Ann Haalman, ext. 204, or Stephanie Muhleman, ext. 207. 9
  10. 10. CHILDREN BIRTHDAY PARTIES Craft PartySUMMER 2011 Contact Ann Haalman, ext. 204, or Choose a theme and we’ll come up with the projects to fit. Ages 4-12 $225 Celebrate your child’s birthday at the JCC-South Hills. We set up, clean up, and Cooking Party supply paper products, invitations and supervision. Registration is on a first- Children make special birthday treats. come, first-served basis. All parties are Choose a theme and we’ll come up with 90 minutes long except for swim parties, the food to fit. which are two hours. Parties are priced $225 for up to 20 children. Additional guests: $4 each for Sports and Swim; $10 each for Cooking and Crafts. Create Your Own Party We provide the space, supervision and New! Free One-Day Guest Pass for party supplies—you provide the Families of Your Invited Guests program and refreshments. Good for the day of the party only. Minimum fee: $200 Sports Party Whiffle ball, kickball, soccer, hockey, relay races and more. $210 Swim Party Enjoy open swim time and games with your birthday guests. $200REGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG10
  11. 11. FAMILIESSUMMERTIME FUN Family Pool and Patio Party SUMMER 2011FOR THE FAMILY and Barbeque Come swim in our indoor pool and relaxCall Ann Haalman ext. 204. on our outdoor patio. Bring your lawnOutdoor Family Movie Nights chairs and blankets. Children can play on our backyard playground or in ourMovies (rated G or PG) will be screened sandbox. Sports equipment will bein our back yard, or the Social Hall if the made available for your is bad. The JCC will providelemonade, ice water and popcorn. Bring Enjoy a hamburger and hot dog supperlawn chairs or blankets and your own complete with corn-on-the-cob, potatosnacks (please no meat or seafood). For salad, salad, chips, lemonade, ice water,the exact movie title, please call the JCC chocolate chip cookies and watermelon.the Thursday before the movie. In case of rain the party moves to our Social Hall. Children can play in the gymSaturdays or participate in craft activities andJune 18, July 16, August 20 board games. Parents are responsible for8-11 pm supervising their children.No fee; no advance registration Sunday July 31 4-8 pmGot ShabbatGreat Shabbat-related program for you Register and pay by Wednesday July 27.and your little ones. Learn, celebrate, $8/person; $32/family maximumcraft and snack with us! Register before Wednesday July 20Wear your outdoor clothes for $7/person; $28/family maximumoutdoor fun Children age 2 and under freeSaturdays, 4-5:30 pmJune 11: Celebration of Summer Wanted: Volunteers for ourJuly 23: Celebration of Nature Summer GardenAugust 13: Celebration of Family Help us get ready for the summer by volunteering your time to work withFree and open to the community. “Nature Hal” in the preparation of ourRSVP welcomed but not required. garden plot. Last summer our JCC Day Campers planted, tended and harvestedGuided Nature Walks a myriad of vegetables that were then CALL 412-278-1975 TO REGISTERJoin our favorite camp specialist “Nature donated to local food banks. We needHal” for a guided walk on the Scott your help to get our garden plot readyConservancy Trail, which begins at the so as to once again help those that areedge of the JCC-South Hills property. in need. No advance notice of your participation is necessary. Just show upWe will meet at Nature Hal’s tent, which on one of the following dates and to the far left as you face the front of If the weather is a concern, call the Frontour building. Please wear appropriate Desk for more information. We sincerelyfootwear and clothing and bring your thank you for your help.own beverage. Bug spray is not a badidea. In case of inclement weather call Tuesdaysthe Front Desk at (412) 278-1975 after May 24, May 31; 5-8 pm9 am on the day of the scheduled walk. Sunday, May 22; 1-6 pmSundaysJuly 10, August 7, September 1110 am-noonNo fee; no advance registration 11
  12. 12. EARLY CHILDHOODSUMMER 2011 The JCC’s Early Childhood Development At ECDC, we promote Jewish values, en- Center is a “home away from home” for courage children to appreciate diversity children 6 weeks to 5 years old. At ECDC, and provide an environment that pro- you can trust that your child is safe, motes acceptance and a sense of be- secure and appropriately challenged, longing. nurtured by professionals who encourage your child to grow and Programs thrive. • Infants: Full-time care, 7 am- We offer a program predictable enough 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 oldREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG horizons with exciting new experiences. We believe that discovery and play are a • Tots: Full- and part-time options for young child’s most important “work.” 14 months to 2 years We provide countless opportunities for • Toddlers: Full- and part-time options children to develop skills and confi- for 2-year-olds 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 child and consider parents our partners. Kindergarten Enrichment 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.12
  13. 13. EARLY CHILDHOODWhat makes ECDC special SUMMER 2011• Indoor swimming pool with REGISTRATION instructional swim FOR THE 2011-12• Double-court gymnasium with physical education classes SCHOOL YEAR• Jewish holidays and customs NOW OPEN.• Computers For more information or to• Marci Lynn Bernstein outdoor schedule a tour, please call Kathy playground with wheelchair access Revesz, Director, at 412-278-1975,• Escorts to JCC enrichment classes ext. 211.• Nature program with Scott Conservancy• Music class with Katy Williams• Gym with Coach Stephanie Patti Green to be Honored as Muhleman an “Unsung Hero”• Activit-e—an online and in-class Each Jewish agency involved in the learning tool tailored for preschools education of children, teens and adults that enables parent communication was asked by the Agency for Jewish with teachers, easy access (safe and Learning to nominate one of their staff secure) to school photos, as an “Unsung Hero”. announcements, calendar of events, newsletters, forms, This year the JCC-South Hills nominee curriculum-related games and more. is Patti Green, Head Teacher, Infant Room. A working parent’s greatest challenge is to find someone they canFAMILY PLACE trust to care for their child. Miss Patti is one of those trusted caregivers. In addi-Kimberly Murray, ext. 211. tion to excellent care, she provides par-No Family Place classes are held during enting and developmental guidance.summer months. Classes resume on Her expertise and nurturing make her aTuesday, September 20. Look for true asset to our ECDC.information in the Fall Guide. Please join us in congratulating her at the AJL “Unsung Hero” event on Sunday June 12 at 10 am CALL 412-278-1975 TO REGISTER at the JCC Squirrel Hill. Major funding for Early Childhood programming is provided by the Pittsburgh Jewish Pre- Kindergarten Educational Improvement Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and Keystone STARS/PA Early Learning Keys to Quality. Additional support is provided by Massey Charitable Trust. 13
  14. 14. K’HILLAH (COMMUNITY) PROGRAMS HOLIDAYSSUMMER 2011 Please RSVP to Rabbi Donni Aaron at Got Shabbat? or call 412-521-8011, Great Shabbat-related program for you ext. 215. and your little ones. Learn, celebrate, Being a Non-Jewish Parent in a craft and snack with us! Wear clothes for Jewish Preschool outdoor fun. Come and join other parents in a Saturdays discussion about your thoughts and June 11, July 23, August 13 strategies of being a non-Jewish parent 4-5:30 pm when your child attends a Jewish pre- Free and open to the community. school. RSVP welcomed but not required. Saturday, May 7 3-4 pm High Holiday Crash Course No fee for Parents Free babysitting will be available Learn everything you need to know to make the High Holidays meaningful and LGBT Focus Group memorable for your entire family. Special emphasis on how to engage The JCC is developing an LGBT Focus your children in the celebration of the Group that is committed to promoting holidays, including Rosh Hashanah, Yom perspectives of lesbian, gay, bisexual Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and and transgendered persons. This group Simchat Torah. will serve as a medium for the discussion of goals, issues, and the Sunday, August 14 creation of programs at the JCC related 3-4 pm to gender and sexuality. No fee; free babysitting available Tuesday, June 21or Wednesday, July 27 JCC Squirrel Hill 7-8 pm AGENCY FOR No fee; open to the community. JEWISH LEARNING Conversational, classical and prayerbook Workshops for Interfaith Hebrew evening classes are held at the Couples JCC-Squirrel Hill and range from absolute beginner to advanced. There is Join other interfaith couples and a rabbiREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG an intensive ulpan in May/June. For in an open, inclusive environment, more information or to register call Nira designed to help couples where one Lion: 412-521-1101, ext. 3202. partner in the relationship is Jewish and one partner is of another faith. Examine Ulpan topics such as identity, child-raising, Sunday, May 22, 10 am-noon celebrating holidays and interaction Monday, May 23, Tuesday, May 24, with other families and the community. Thursday, May 26, Wednesday, June 1, Discuss various options for how to play Thursday, June 2 out Judaism in your relationship and 6-9 pm family. Strengthen your communication $180 and visioning skills that support your JCC Squirrel Hill relationship as challenges surface. Tuesday, July 5 7-8 pm No fee; free babysitting available14
  15. 15. K’HILLAH (COMMUNITY)PITTSBURGH TRIPS FOR SUMMER 2011JEWISH JEWISH SINGLESMUSIC FESTIVAL (20S-50S)Praised as "one of the highest quality Contact Bill Cartiff, (412) 278-4184, ext.concert series in town" (Pittsburgh 242, or, the Pittsburgh Jewish www.amazingjourneys.netMusic Festival features acclaimed guestand local artists in innovative andthematic programs. British Isles Cruise For Jewish singles in their 30s, 40s and2011 Season: Fables and Legends 50s. Ireland, Scotland, Wales, EnglandMusic, film, and theater combine to and more.bring three of the most iconic tales inJewish folklore to life. August 4-15, 2011The GolemThursday, June 2 End of Summer Bermuda7:30 pm CruiseAgnes and Joseph Katz For Jewish singles in their 20s, 30s andPerforming Arts Center 40s. Five nights of blissful tropical funSquirrel Hill aboard Royal Caribbean’s remarkable$20; $15/senior; $10/student resort at sea, Explorer of the Seas.For tickets: www.ProArtsTickets.orgor 412-394-3353. August 27-September 1, 2011For info: visit French Polynesia For Jewish singles in their 40s, 50s and 60s. Paradise to the extreme! Join us on this 11-night, 10-day luxury vacation aboard the 6-star deluxe m/s Paul Gauguin. Bora Bora,Tahiti and much more, including roundtrip air from Los Angeles. October 19-29, 2011 CALL 412-278-1975 TO REGISTER 15
  16. 16. FAMILY PARK The Henry Kaufmann Family Park in 2011 Aquathlon ChallengeSPRING 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 wooded loop trail. There will be an Take the Parkway East to the Business awards ceremony following the race. District/Route 22 Exit. Turn right at the Participants are welcome to enjoy the first entrance to Monroeville Mall, bear pool, grounds and concessions for the right and proceed past the Best Buy rest of the day. store. Turn right at the stop sign and go Sunday, July 17 up the hill out of the mall complex. At • Check-in begins: 7 am the stop sign on top of the hill, turn left onto James St. and continue to the light • Pre-race instructions: 7:45 am at the 5-way intersection. DO NOT take • Race begins: 8 am the sharp right onto Monroeville Blvd. $30/Centerfit Platinum Take the second right onto Rosecrest $35/general member Drive. Follow Rosecrest through two $40/community stop signs; 200 yards after the second stop sign, Rosecrest Drive turns sharply to the right and the Family Park Hot dog lunches entrance is on the left. Call Alan Mallinger, (412) 824-4740. 261 Rosecrest Drive $3/person Monroeville, PA 15146-4041 Sundays, noon-2 pm Phone: (412) 824-4740. Monday, July 4 Monday, September 5 FAMILY ACTIVITIES Family dinners My Baby and Me Swim Time at $5/person Sundays, 4-6 pm Family ParkREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG July 3, July 10, August 7, August 28 Join My Baby and Me (parents or September 4 caregivers and kids up to age 4) as we pack a bag and head to the pool. Bring your little one and plenty of sunscreen; FOR SWIMMERS Miriam will bring the snacks and drinks. Registration required no later than the Call (412) 824-4740. Tuesday of each week at 412-521-8011, CHARLES M. MORRIS ext. 398. See Family Park hours on page AQUATIC CENTER 17. Wednesdays Adult Swim Meet June 15, June 29-August 17 The JCC Long Course Masters Swim 10 am-noon Meet is open to all adults. Participants No fee; JCC members only 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 $1016
  17. 17. FAMILY PARKSailfish Competitive SPRING 2011Swim Teams HOURS OFSwimmers must meet time OPERATIONstandards. Al Rose, Coach. Opening Day:Sunday-Friday Saturday, May 28Through August 12 11 am-7 pmMornings and evenings May 28-September 4 Saturdays, 11 am-7 pmAdult Conditioning Masters Sundays, 11 am-7 pmFor adults interested in competitive June 13-17swimming and fitness. 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 Fridays: closed$25/half hour August 15-September 2 Weekday hours depend on weather and staffing; please call ahead to make sure the pool is TELL YOUR open. FRIENDS ABOUT Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays: OUR SUMMER 12:30-7 pm Wednesdays: 12:30-8 pm SPLASH PASS Fridays: 12:30-6 pm Non-members can use the Family Park facilities from Memorial Day to Labor Day with our special Summer HOLIDAY HOURS Splash Pass. Memorial Day CALL 412-278-1975 TO REGISTER Splash Pass (good for the Family Monday, May 30 Park only) 11 am-7 pm Family $195; Individual $95 Independence Day Day pass $7/adult; $3/child Monday, July 4 To buy a Splash Pass, call the 11 am-7 pm JCC membership office at Labor Day (412) 521-8011, ext. 176, or Monday, September 5 purchase at the Family Park. 11 am-7 pm 17
  18. 18. AQUATICS SWIM LESSONS TuesdaysSUMMER 2011 Contact Earleen Birkner, Session I: June 7-July 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45 ext. 216, or Session II: July 12-August 9 . . . . . . . . . . $45 We use the American Red Cross Learn- Toddler Tadpoles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4:30pm to-Swim program, which teaches Level 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:30-5 pm aquatic and safety skills in progressive levels. Level 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5:30 pm Toddler Tadpoles: recommended Level 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:30-6 pm ages 2-4 Level 4 and 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6:30 pm An introduction to organized swim lessons and water exploration utilizing an elevated swim platform. Parents do AMERICAN not get into the water. Enrollment is RED CROSS limited to 6 toddlers. CERTIFICATIONS Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills Overcome fear, build confidence in the Call Earleen Birkner, ext. 216. water, learn body positioning and American Red Cross arm/leg action. Lifeguarding Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills ages 15+ Learn to float and recover to standing Learn lifeguarding skills, first aid and position without support. Begin to learn CPR/AED for the professional rescuer. alternating arm and leg actions with Must pass pre-test requirements: swim face in the water without support. 300 yds continuously using front crawl Level 3: Stroke Development and breast stroke. Lifeguard trainees Coordination of front and back crawl must attend all sessions. without support. Learn to breathe on June 13-17 side during front crawl. Introduction to Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the butterfly stroke. Learn to do sit dives JCC Squirrel Hill and tread water for 30 seconds. 4-7 pm Level 4: Stroke Improvement Thursday and Friday Improve skills and strokes. Learn to 11 am-7 pm swim front crawl and back crawl 25 Family Park in Monroeville. yards and butterfly 15 yards without $175/member; $200/community assistance. Learn breaststroke andREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG elementary backstroke. Work on Water Safety Instructor kneeling dives and treading water for 1 Certification (WSI) minute WSI certification allows you to teach Level 5: Stroke Refinement swim and water safety classes. You must Build endurance to swim front crawl 50 be at least 15 years old and be able to yards with side breathing, back crawl 50 perform all strokes with proficiency. You yards, butterfly and breaststroke 25 must attend all classes. yards. Learn flip turns for front and back crawl, refine open turns for breaststroke Tuesday-Friday and butterfly. May 31-June 3 4-9:30 pm June 3: 4-6 pm Private Swim Lessons $215/member; $225/community Call to schedule. $25/half hour $225/10 classes (savings of $25)18
  19. 19. AQUATICSRecertifications Arthritis Foundation SUMMER 2011CPR/AED Aquatic ProgramJune 9 Our heated pool is the ideal5:30-9:30 pm environment for relieving arthritis pain$50/member; $65/community and stiffness. Gentle movements increase joint flexibility and range ofLifeguarding and CPR motion, while restoring or maintainingJune 9 muscle strength. Must have a physicians3:30-9:30 pm referral to participate in this certified$95/member; $120/community program. Through June 18 and August 16-31WATER EXERCISE Monday and Friday, 9-10 am Tuesday, Wednesday ThursdaysCall Earleen Birkner, ext. 216. Noon-1 pmLap Swim Hour June 21-August 13All six lanes will be available for Monday and Fridaycontinuous swimming. 8:30-9:30 am Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday5:30-6:30 am Noon-1 pmMondays-FridaysNo fee $3/class/member $50/20 class cards/member $5/class/non-memberCardio-blast Water Aerobics: $90/20 class cards/non-memberages 15+Great toning for the hips, thighs andbuttocks while increasing cardiovascular TIDAL WAVEfitness and flexibility using water SWIM TEAMweights. Contact Jane Williams, 412-854-4845, orMondays and Fridays jewilliams4@verizon.netThrough June 17 and August 15-31 Ages 5-211-2 pm The JCC South Hills Tidal Wave is a$5/class; $75/20 coupons competitive swim team for all levels ofJune 20-August 12 experience. Tidal Wave competes at AMSMonday and Friday swim meets throughout the year. Make CALL 412-278-1975 TO REGISTERNoon-1 pm new friends, build self-esteem and hone$5/class; $75/20 coupons your swimming skills with Coach Cindy Woods.SilverSplash® Training ScheduleCall Chris Gilbert, ext. 262. GOLD AND SILVER:Using specially designed SilverSneakers® Practice 4-5 times/weekkickboards, perform water moves to BRONZE:develop strength, balance and Practice 3 times/weekcoordination improving agility, range ofmotion and cardiovascular conditioning. TSUNAMI:No swimming ability is required for this Practice 2-3 times/weeksafe, fun, effective program. CYCLONE:Sundays, 12:30 pm Practice 2-3 times/weekTuesdays, 1 pm TYPHOON:Thursdays, 1 pm Practice 1-2 times/weekJune 21-August 13:Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 pm 19
  20. 20. PERSONAL TRAINING PERSONAL Fitness AssessmentSUMMER 2011 TRAINING We evaluate cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, endurance and Call ext. 203. flexibility, in addition to testing blood One-on-One Private Workout pressure and body fat composition. Your trainer will motivate you, keep you $20; $10/retest on track and make sure your workouts $5/body fat composition only are safe, enjoyable and effective. Physician’s approval may be required. By Workout Prescription appointment only. Receive the advantage of professional training, but work out on your own Small Group schedule. You will get two one-hour Personal Training sessions with a JCC certified personal Groups of two to four people can enjoy trainer who will assess your current a fun, personal and supportive training fitness levels and limitations. Based on session at a fraction of the cost of one- the trainer’s evaluation, a short-term on-one personal training. Prices start as program will be designed that addresses low as $6.50/session. your specific needs and goals. Unlimited spot fitness assessments are included for the entire year after purchase of Personal Training Contracts prescription. • You may choose a contract of one $110 month, three months or 12 months. • The minimum number of sessions per Pilates Reformer Training month is four. The maximum number of sessions is unlimited. Achieve natural muscular balance, core strength and flexibility; reduce joint and • You may make up missed lower back tension, and increase appointments as long as you call 24 circulation, energy and awareness. hours in advance to cancel. Contact Kinsey at ext. 217 to set up your • Your contract (if greater than one appointment. Various contract options month) may be paid in monthly are available with training starting as installments. low as $45/session. Contract Fees Pilates Reformer FusionREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG Hour ½ hour Experience one of the hottest fitness 4-12 weeks $60 $36 trends! Get all the strength and core 13-47 weeks $50 $32 toning benefits of the Reformer with 48+ weeks $45 $28 bursts of cardio, plyometrics and mat work. Share the experience with a Ages 17 and under friend, spouse or neighbor. Interval Hour ½ hour Pilates Reformer Training will whip you 4-12 weeks $45 $27 into summer shape! Sign up today and 13-47 weeks $40 $24 receive FREE mat classes for the duration 48+ weeks $45 $21 of your contract. Madonna and Gwyneth do it, now you can afford it too! Session Single Sessions as low as $27. Adult $65 Youth $5020
  21. 21. FITNESSGROUP Zumba SUMMER 2011EXERCISE CLASSES Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create aCall Kinsey Rishor, ext. 217. dynamic fitness program.• Absolute Abs* Tuesdays, 7 pm• Cardio-Blast* Wednesdays, 9:30 am Thursdays, 8 am• Boot Camp Sundays, 11:30 am• Group Kick*• Group Power* Zumba Gold• Morning Recharge* Thursdays 11 am• Pilates• Step/Aerobics* Pilates• Yoga $8/class• Yoga-lates $120/book of 20• Yoga Tone Yoga Tone• Zumba* Focus on building abdominal strength*Free Group Exercise Classes and flexibility, as well as improvingThese classes are included with your JCC range of motion and postural balance.membership: Absolute Abs, Boot Camp, Light weight training sculpts and tonesCardio Blast, Group Kick, Group Power, for a total body workout.Morning Recharge, Step/Aerobics andZumba. Thursdays 9:30 am $7/classAbsolute AbsForget those ordinary old sit-ups. Get a Yoga-latescore you adore! Enjoy the relaxation of yoga with theMondays: 5:30 pm toning core exercises of Pilates. ThisTuesdays: 6:30 am class targets your trouble areas andWednesdays: 5:30 pm changes your body.Thursdays, 6:30 am CALL 412-278-1975 TO REGISTER Wednesdays, 6 pm $7/classGroup KickThis fusion class of martial arts andboxing will kick your cardio fitness to GOODMAN SHORTSTOPthe next level. BABYSITTINGTuesdays, 7 pm Register by calling ext. 210.Thursdays, 7 pm Babysitting is available for children 6Summer Launch: weeks to 5 years of age only. BuySunday, August 14, 10:30 am coupons at the Front Desk; advance reservations are required.Group Power Sunday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 am-noonThis 60-minute barbell program Monday-Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 am-1 pmstrengthens all your major muscles with Monday-Thursday . . . . . . . 5:30-8:30 pmsimple, athletic movements such as New fees: $5/child/hour; $48/12 hourssquats, lunges, presses and curls. Parents must stay on JCC property.Summer Launch:Sunday, July 1010:30 am 21
  22. 22. FITNESS Evening Yoga SPORTS AND RECSUMMER 2011 Take a softer approach to fitness with Call Stephanie Muhleman, yoga, a blend of stretching, strengthen- ext. 207. ing and slimming moves. Your instructor will guide you through new challenges JAMES AND LORI J. RUTTENBERG each week to maximize your experience. MEN’S PICK-UP BASKETBALL Tuesdays and Thursdays Sundays, 8-10 am 6 pm Wednesdays 8-9:30 pm $7/class No fee for members Kundalini Yoga for Seniors Adult Tap Combining breathing, movement, Its never too late to learn to tap dance! stretching and sound, Kundalini Yoga is Get a fun cardio workout while you tap a safe, comprehensive technique that your troubles away. can be practiced by anyone regardless Thursdays, ongoing of age or physical condition. Instructor: Beginners: 7-8 pm Heather Ferri. Advanced: 8-9 pm Mondays, 2-3 pm $11/class $3/class Coed Pickup Volleyball Feel the Bootcamp Burn Mondays Take your training to another level and 8-9:30 pm feel the results. Meet athletic trainer No fee for members Mary Cobzaru each Tuesday morning for a heart pumping, power-packed hour of Table Tennis athletic drills and challenges that will Tables are available in the Social Hall at make your sweat. No sissies allowed! the following times: Fridays Sundays: 8-9:30 am; 3-6 pm 9:30 am Mondays: 5:30-7:30 am, noon-1 pm, 2-5:30 pm and 8-9:30 pm Tai Chi For Senior Adults Tuesdays and Thursdays: Improve balance and strength. 5:30-8:30 am, 11 am-noon, Movement sequences are done slowly 3-6:30 pmREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG with a minimum of force to promote Wednesdays: fluidity, concentration, coordination and 5:30-7:30 am; 2-5:30 pm body awareness. Fridays: 5:30-7:30 am; 3-6 pm Tuesdays Saturdays: 1-5 pm 11 am $3/class Men’s 18+ Basketball League Games begin on Sunday, June 12. Teams must be registered by Sunday, June 5. Game start at 4 pm. Team shirts, referees and scorekeepers will be provided. $650/team of 8 (players can be added for an additional fee)22
  23. 23. SPECIAL NEEDSCall Liza Baron, 412-521-8011, ext. 241. Teen After-School Center SUMMER 2011The following programs are offered at Teens and young adults ages 13-21 withthe Squirrel Hill branch of the JCC unless special needs can come to the JCC afterotherwise noted. school for a variety of activitiesThe JCC serves individuals with special including sports, cooking, communityneeds by mainstreaming them into reg- service and swimming. This includesular JCC programs such as day camp as focused one-on-one attention to eachwell as providing programs dedicated to participant’s growth and developmenttheir needs. We encourage every inter- of life skills.ested person with a disability to partici- September-Junepate. $1,020/one day a week $1,700/two days a week $2,035/three days a weekEARL LATTERMAN FAMILY $2,445/four days a weekJ.S.S.N. (JEWISH SINGLES $2,715/five days a weekSUPPORT NETWORK) Fee pro-rated if joining in the middle of the year.A social group for young adults, ages 20and up, with mild to moderatedevelopmental disabilities. This group Gesher Program at Emmameets weekly for programming Kaufmann Campmeetings overseen by a staff advisor Contact Adam Baron,and enjoys programs they have 412-278-4184, ext. 209, ordeveloped. The Gesher program serves high-VIOLET AND JOSEPH SOFFER functioning teens with special needs. Gesher participants engage in theirFOUNDATION AND FAMILY favorite camp activities such as ropesSPECIAL OLYMPICS course, water-tubing and horseback riding. Campers learn teamwork,Call Ellen McBride, independence and Jewish identity.412-731-6185. Interaction with other campers andIndividualized training for Special integration into activities with groups ofOlympics. Special Olympics is for anyone all ages is a focal point of our program.over age 8 with cognitive delays. Please The Gesher Program is supported in part by Thecall for start dates. CALL 412-278-1975 TO REGISTER Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust.BasketballSundays11:30 am-1 pm Summer Camp for ChildrenNo fee with Autism If you have a child with autism and youSwimming would like them to attend a summer dayTuesdays camp…the JCC (both in the South Hills5-6 pm and Monroeville) has a program for you.No fee In collaboration with the John Merck Program of Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic we provide a summer of funThe Special Needs Department is supported in part for children with special needs. Manyby a grant from the Herman and Rebecca Fineberg school districts support this programFund for Exceptional People with additional supportfrom the Edna and Larry Abelson Fund for Special with an ESY grant. For more informationNeeds, the Raymond and Elizabeth Bloch call Jodi Toscolani at the Merck Program,Educational and Charitable Foundation, the Ralph 412-235-5405.Davidson Special Needs Fund, the Zola Hirsch Fundfor Special Needs and the Robert Spiegel MemorialEndowment Fund. 23
  24. 24. ®SILVERSNEAKERS Call Chris Gilbert, ext. 262. EVENTSSUMMER 2011 Talks On Tuesdays CLASSES Let’s have lunch and meet for educational programs, discussion and Muscular Strength & Range of speakers once a month. Check the Motion (MSROM) SilverSneakers bulletin board for details. A chair-based class designed to increase Tuesdays muscular strength, range of motion and June 14 functional activities of daily living. With 12:30-2:30 pm an optional seated format, exercises can $5/member be adapted for various fitness levels. Summer Sock Hop Cardio Circuit Join your SilverSneakers friends for this A standing class alternating segments of second annual social event of the low-impact cardio movement with summer. Dine and dance to live music muscular strength and flexibility inside or out under the stars. exercise. Wednesday, June 29 5:30-8:30 pm Yoga Stretch $12/member; $18/guest Exercises are performed either seated in Please register by paying at the Front a chair or standing and include postures, Desk by June 23. stretching and movement combined with restorative breathing. SilverSplash A group water fitness class to increase agility, range of motion and cardiovascular conditioning. Kickboards are provided; no swimming ability is necessary. New! CardioFit CardioFit is geared for participants whoREGISTER ONLINE AT JCCPGH.ORG are fit and active, as well as those who want a safe, effective and energizing activity. Hand-held weights or elastic tubing with handles can be used for the strength training segment that follows the cardio segment. The SilverSneakers chair offers stability or support options for abdominal and stretching exercises from the floor.24
  25. 25. ®SILVERSNEAKERS SUMMER 2011SILVERSNEAKERS® SCHEDULESUNDAY 9:00 am Cardio Fit Bonnie 10:00 am MSROM Desiree 11:00 am Yoga Stretch Desiree 12:30 pm SilverSplash DesireeMONDAY 8:00 am Cardio Circuit Soad 9:00 am MSROM Soad 10:00 am Cardio Circuit Bonnie 11:00 am MSROM TamiTUESDAY 9:00 am Cardio Circuit Bonnie 10:00 am MSROM Bonnie 1:00 pm Silver Splash BonnieWEDNESDAY 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 DesireeTHURSDAY 9:00 am Cardio Circuit Desiree 10:00 am MSROM Desiree 1:00 pm SilverSplash BonnieFRIDAY 8:00 am Cardio Circuit Desiree CALL 412-278-1975 TO REGISTER 9:00 am MSROM Elaine 10:00 am Cardio Circuit Tami 11:00 am MSROM TamiSATURDAY 10:00 am MSROM Chris 11:00 am Yoga Stretch Chris 25