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Jewish Community Center of the Greater St. Paul Area

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June/July 2015

Volume XXXVII, No. 10

Three-year-old Emma, above, had a blast at our 2015 Community Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration on

Sunday, April 26. Over 1,100 people celebrated Israel Independence Day at the St. Paul JCC with live

performances by the Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School choir, the Chai Notes, and local musician

Matt Leavit, as well as Krav Maga, Israeli cooking and Israeli dancing demonstrations. On top of that, our

backyard transformed into a family-fun paradise, with face-painting, crazy hair, crafts, bounce houses, and

a Mini-Israel exhibit. Everyone was kept well-fed by delicious food vendors Vitali’s Bistro, Nothing Bundt

Cake, Rita’s, Menchie’s, Delicious Knishes from Sholom Auxiliary, and Hunger Haven. For more pictures of

the day, turn to page 13.


executive notes

Around this time last year, the St. Paul JCC celebrated 50 years

on St. Paul Avenue. This year, we begin building the framework

for 50 more. On Wednesday, June 17 at 7 PM, join JCC

community and staff members at our 85th Annual Meeting. The

meeting will be part planning and part party, as we look back on

all we’ve accomplished and look forward to all we’ve yet to do.

Among other items of business, we’ll be welcoming a new group

of Directors to serve on our Board. New members include

Michelle Shaller, Susan Tervola, Joel Denenholz, and Zalman

Bendet, with Laurie Goldfarb returning for a second term. Along

with welcoming these bright minds to the Board, we’ll hear an

update from current President of the Board Howard Orenstein.

During his first year as President, Howard’s innovative vision

has brought so much to our Center, and over the course of the

following year, that vision will continue to guide us as we embark

on exciting new projects.

As Howard begins his second and final year as President, I would

like to introduce our nominee for his successor: Bruce Fink,

CEO of Ernest I. Fink Agency. During his time as a member of

the Board, Bruce has shown an extraordinary passion for and

dedication to our JCC that I know he will bring to his future role

as President.

Along with being a time of celebration, the Annual Meeting

is also a time of gratitude, a time to thank all the amazing

individuals and families who make the J possible through

planned gifts to the JCC Endowment Fund. We truly would not

be the J we are today without the continued support of the

amazing members of our Generation to Generation Society. If

you’re interested in joining this important group, please contact

me. If you’re already a member, please join us for a special premeeting

reception beginning at 6 PM.

I’m beyond excited and honored to be able to share this amazing

night of celebration with you all, as we come together at the

2015 Annual Meeting to reflect on the past 50 years on St. Paul

Avenue and to lay the foundation for 50 more.

There’s something about this place.

Michael Waldman

Executive Director

B’Shalom,

june | july 2015

Here are a few of the many things happening at the St. Paul JCC this month.

For more information, check the following pages or visit stpauljcc.org.

JUNE

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St. Paul JCC

Symphony Orchestra

Concert

(page 4)

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Girls in Ice Houses

9 Reading & Reception 14 Open House 21

(page 5)

Camp Butwin

(page 11)

Feldenkrais

Workshop: Relieve

Stress and Get

Grounded

(page 7)

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Turnblad Mansion

Tour

(page 5)

JULY

Israeli Scouts

Community

Performance

(page 12)

TGI – Shabbat!

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(page 12)

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The Music Man at

The Guthrie Theater

(page 5)

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&

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Suddenly

Sondheim Too

(page 4)

shabbat candle lighting times

Friday, June 5 • 8:37 pm

Friday, June 12 • 8:41 pm

Friday, June 19 • 8:44 pm

Friday, June 26 • 8:45 pm

Friday, July 3 • 8:44 pm

Friday, July 10 • 8:41 pm

Friday, July 17 • 8:37 pm

Friday, July 24 • 8:30 pm

Friday, July 31 • 8:22 pm

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contacts

Michael Waldman

Executive Director

mwaldman@stpauljcc.org

651 + 255 4731


JEWISH HOLIDAY

TISHA B’AV

TISHA B’AV

JULY 26 • 9TH OF AV

Tisha B’Av is a day of mourning that

commemorates the tragedies that have befallen

the Jewish people, many of which occurred on

the ninth of Av. This holiday — which this year

begins on the evening of Saturday, July 25

and ends on the evening of Sunday, July 26 —

primarily commemorates the destruction of the

first and second Temples, both of which were

destroyed (the first by the Babylonians in 586

B.C.E.; the second by the Romans in 70 C.E.).

Tisha B’Av also commemorates other historical

events that have occurred on this day, including

the edict of King Edward I, compelling the Jews

of England to leave the country in 1290, and

the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492.

Instituted by the rabbis of 2nd-century Palestine,

Tisha B’Av is regarded as the saddest day on the

Jewish calendar.

EXCITING

NEWS

The St. Paul JCC’s website

just got a major facelift.

Check it out at stpauljcc.

org -- we think you’re really

going to love it!

ST. PAUL JCC 85 TH ANNUAL MEETING

CELEBRATING

the next 50 years on

ST. PAUL AVENUE

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014 | 7PM

Questions about the new site?

Contact Rachel Fettig, below.

Join us as we celebrate the next 50 years on St.

Paul Avenue and honor outstanding community

leaders. The evening includes a dessert reception

and the election of 2015-2016 board members and

officers. All are welcome!

Reservations requested by June 12; call the Front

Desk at 651 + 698 0751 or rsvp@stpauljcc.org.

Rachel Fettig

Marketing & Communications Specialist

rachelf@stpauljcc.org

651 + 255 4752

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JEWISH ARTS & LEARNING

SYMPHONY CONCERT

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3 • 7:30 PM • FREE

One of the oldest community ensembles in the country dedicated to

classical repertoire, the St. Paul JCC Symphony performs four free

concerts each season. Guests are encouraged to meet the Music

Director & Conductor Amir Kats at 7 PM, prior to the performance. Join

us for the final concert of the season.

Sponsored by the Zidell, Resnikoff-Levin Fund, the David M. Stein Fund,

the Sherman and Evelyn Marrinson Music Memorial Fund, the Ida and

Leonard Rapoport Cultural Arts Fund for New Americans of the St. Paul

JCC Endowment Funds as well as individual donations to the St. Paul

JCC Friends of the Arts.

SUDDENLY SONDHEIM TOO

A MUSICAL CABARET OF SONGS BY

STEPHEN SONDHEIM

TUESDAY, JULY 21 & WEDNESDAY, JULY 22

7:30 PM • FREE

A cast of talented singers from the voice studio of Melissa Culloton

explore the deep, rich catalogue of Stephen Sondheim, one of

Broadway’s greatest Jewish songwriters. Hear well-known and

lesser known solos, duets and ensembles from some of your favorite

Sondheim shows, including Company, Pacific Overtures, A Little Night

Music, Into the Woods, and more!

THE FRIENDS AND THE TWIN CITIES JEWISH BOOK SERIES PRESENT AN EVENING WITH

j.d. salinger biographer THOMAS BELLER

JUNE 21, 5:30-7:30 P.M. | HIGHLAND PARK LIBRARY

Join us in supporting the library’s capital campaign,

A New Legacy of Learning, and learn more about

the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye.

Complimentary refreshments follow the event.

Reserve your seat now at thefriends.org/beller or

call 651-222-3242.

escape

J . D . S A L I N G E R

ARTIST

We are delighted to welcome Marley

Richman as our new Jewish Arts & Culture

Coordinator.

Marley has extensive customer service,

programming and event planning

experience, having worked in the retail

industry professionally. She also has

been immersed in the arts, especially

in dance (as a dancer, instructor and

choreographer) since she was a little girl.

Marley has served on many arts-related

committees as a volunteer and knows the

Twin Cities Jewish community well. She

is excited to focus all of her passions on

this position and hit the ground running

on the Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival,

Twin Cities Jewish Book Series, Symphony

Orchestra, Gallery Walk… just to name a

few. Welcome, Marley!

Favorite Twin Cities hangout: W.A. Frost’s patio. It feels

like an enchanted garden!

Something people may not know about me: I perform

with a local dance company; it’s my creative outlet.

THEFRIENDS.ORG/BELLER

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contacts

Marley Richman

Jewish Arts & Culture Coordinator

marleyr@stpauljcc.org

651 + 255 4757


ADULT PROGRAMS

GIRLS IN ICE HOUSES –

READING AND RECEPTION

TUESDAY, JUNE 9 • 7 PM • FREE

Join former JCC trainer and current JCC member,

Linda Morganstein, in celebrating the publication of her

newest novel, Girls In Ice Houses, featuring paparazzo

Maxie Wolfe and star female sports agent Fisher

Jacobs. It’s Linda’s first book set in Minnesota, her

adopted home. A reception follows the reading, which

kicks off the Annual Used Book Sale (see page 6).

TURNBLAD MANSION TOUR (HOME OF

THE AMERICAN SWEDISH INSTITUTE)

TUESDAY, JUNE 23 • 1:15 – 4:30 PM

$28.50 • $19 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

Enjoy a facilitator-led exploration of the exquisite

33-room Turnblad Mansion from top to bottom. Learn

about the fascinating Turnblad family, the architecture

of their castle, the history of the ASI and life in

early Minneapolis. Register by June 19, online or by

calling the Front Desk at 651 + 698 0751. For more

information, contact Barbie Levine, below.

THE MUSIC MAN

AT THE GUTHRIE THEATER

SUNDAY, JULY 19 • NOON – 4:30 PM

$51 • $34 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

Summer isn’t complete without seeing a spectacular

musical at the Guthrie. Overflowing with heart and a

parade of toe-tapping songs, this Tony-winning classic

is entertainment at its best. Register by June 18, online

or by calling the Front Desk at 651 + 698 0751. For

more information, contact Barbie Levine, below.

CREATIVE WRITING ANNUAL READING

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11 • 1 PM • FREE

Members of the long-running and beloved Creative

Writing Group will read their fiction, memoirs and

poetry. Come ready to be inspired! A reception will

follow the reading.

ongoing programs

NEW: HAPPY FEET FOOTCARE

JUNE 26 & JULY 24 • 9 AM – 1 PM

$42 • $38 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

Happy Feet Footcare is coming to the St. Paul JCC every 4th Friday

of the month. Their professional team of licensed nurses specialize in

routine foot care for the elderly and those with diabetes. To schedule an

appointment, contact Happy Feet Footcare at 763-560-5136. For more

information, contact Barbie Levine, below.

MEN’S CLUB

MONDAYS • 9 – 10:30 AM

JUNE 1, 8 & 15 • JULY 6, 13 & 20

$5 FOR KOSHER BREAKFAST

Join us for Men’s Club! Each meeting consists of songs, breakfast and

a speaker from the Twin Cities community. We host a wide variety of

speakers- from politicians to professional athletes!

Please check stpauljcc.org for upcoming speakers. For more information,

contact Leah Wing, below.

MEN’S ROUNDTABLE

MONDAYS, JUNE 22 & JULY 27 • 9 – 10 AM

Engage in thought-provoking discussion and debate on current world

event.

WOMEN’S ROUNDTABLE

MONDAYS, JUNE 22 & JULY 27 • 9:15 - 10:30 AM

$2/BREAKFAST AND PROGRAM

JUNE 22: November 2015 marked the 40th anniversary of the Hmong

migration to Minnesota following the war in Southeast Asia. Today, the

Twin Cities metro area is home to 66,000 Hmong, the largest urban Hmong

population in the United States. Bo Thao-Urabe of Asian Americans/Pacific

Islanders in Philanthropy talks about the accomplishments and remaining

challenges for Hmong-Americans in our state.

JULY 27: Amy Hodge, Group Excercise and Personal Training Coordinator

at the St. Paul JCC, has written a book, HeadStrong, about her battle with

a rare kind of brain cancer. The book is the daily account of Amy’s backagainst-the-wall

diagnoses and how she captained her own survivorship. Her

fierce message to the world? “You give up when I give up.”

BOOK GROUP

THURSDAYS, JUNE 25 & JULY 23 • 10 – 11 AM

JUNE 25: In Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932: A Novel by

Francine Prose, Gabor, a Hungarian photographer photographs two

weary lovers: Arlette, an opportunistic performer, and Lou Villars, a

tux-clad athlete. The women are regulars at the Chameleon Club, a safe

haven for lesbians, gays, cross-dressers, and others who must change

their stripes to survive.

JULY 23: Inspired by a true story, Burial Rites, by Hannah Kent, tells of

the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829.

Agnes, charged with the brutal murder of her former master, is sent to

an isolated farm to await execution. Horrified at the prospect of housing

a convicted murderer, family members at first avoid her; however, they

learn there is another side to the sensational story they’ve heard.

Barbie Levine

Director of Adult Services

blevine@stpauljcc.org

651 + 255 4734

Beth Friend

Adult Program Coordinator

Leah Wing

Inclusion & Accessibility Coordinator

bfriend@stpauljcc.org

leahw@stpauljcc.org

651 + 255 4735 651 + 255 4772

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ADULT PROGRAMS

LOFT AROUND TOWN

MOTHERHOOD & WORDS

THURSDAYS, JUNE 4 - 25 • 1 - 3 PM

$140 • $126 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

No matter what your experience as a mother is, this class will teach

you to take birth and motherhood stories and turn them into art.

We’ll explore ways to capture funny motherhood anecdotes on paper

and discuss and write about the heartbreak and loss that are part of

motherhood. Weekly writing exercises will focus on telling details,

character development, and strengthening your reflective voice. $3

copy fee payable to the teacher on the first day of class.

To register for Loft Around Town classes,

go to loft.org/offsite-classes or call 612-379-8999.

LYRIC ESSAY: PROSE-POETRY PARTNERSHIP

THURSDAYS, JUNE 18 – AUGUST 13

(NO CLASS JULY 2) • 10 AM - NOON

$280 • $252 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

When the essayist’s quest meets the poet’s passion for language, the

lyric essay happens. In this intermediate lyric essay class, we explore

a variety of ways to structure such a writing journey. This means

you’ll try on your subject and clothe it in imagery, sound, and rhythm.

We’ll consider flash nonfiction, the braided or collaged essay, and the

“Hermit Crab” essay. Along the way, we’ll read and discuss examples

from published authors. In-class and take-home exercises give

students an opportunity to try out a variety of lyric essay techniques

and structures. The last several weeks of the class will be devoted

to workshop feedback on student lyric essay drafts. Small copy fee

payable to the teaching artist.

Please note: The JCC is able to provide drop-in childcare each week

for $2.50/hr. Please call 651-698-0751 to reserve your child’s spot.

USED BOOK SALE

JUNE 9 – 12 • 8 AM - 8 PM

It’s back! The Used Book Sale returns in

time to supply your summer reading needs.

So, clean out your bookshelves, bag up

those books and bring them in to the JCC

between June 3 - 8 (please not before!). All

proceeds go to support Adult programs at

the JCC. Always wanted to be a bookseller?

Sign up to mind the store; contact Beth

Friend, below.

LIVING WELL: A HOLISTIC PROGRAM FOR

PEOPLE WITH EARLY MEMORY LOSS

THURSDAYS, JUNE 11 – JULY 30

9:30 AM – 1:45 PM • SLIDING FEE SCALE

This eight week session provides comprehensive health, fitness,

education, creative arts and community outing opportunities.

Register by June 4 by contacting Barbie Levine, below.

This program is in participation with the Wilder Foundation and

the Alzheimer’s Association.

Recently, two of our Jewish War Veteran members, Irv

Rosenblum and Arnold Usem, stopped by to bestow a

flag to Executive Director Michael Waldman. You can

find our new flag flying high outside the J. Happy 4th

of July!

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contacts

Beth Friend

Adult Program Coordinator

bfriend@stpauljcc.org

651 + 255 4735

Barbie Levine

Director of Adult Services

blevine@stpauljcc.org

651 + 255 4734


HEALTH & FITNESS

specialty classes

SUMMER SESSION 1: MAY 31 – JULY 17

SUMMER SESSION 2: JULY 19 – SEPTEMBER 4

$120 • $80 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

DROP-IN TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

$18 • $12 MEMBER VALUE PRICE • AGES 16+

KETTLEBELLS

MONDAYS • 7:30 - 8 AM

TUESDAYS • 5 - 5:30 PM

PILATES WITH PROPS

MONDAYS • 9:30 - 10:30 AM

WEDNESDAYS • 9:30 - 10:30 AM

MAT PILATES

TUESDAYS • 9:30 - 10:30 AM (multi-level)

WEDNESDAYS • 6 - 7 PM (beginner)

THURSDAYS • 9:30 – 10:30 AM (beginner)

TRX® (TOTAL RESISTANCE EXERCISE)

TUESDAYS • 6:45 – 7:15 PM

FRIDAYS • 9:35 - 10:05 AM

T’AI CHI CHIH

THURSDAYS • 8:30 - 9:30 AM

T’AI CHI CHUAN

SUNDAYS • 11 AM – Noon

FELDENKRAIS®

SESSION 1 THEME: STABILITY THROUGH MOBILITY

SESSION 2 THEME: FINDING YOUR CORE

TUESDAYS • 9:30 - 10:30 AM

THURSDAYS • 6 - 7 PM

TOTAL BODY BARRE

FRIDAYS • 10:25 – 10:55 AM

MEMBER SAVINGS: Take $10 OFF your member price when

you register before May 27 for Summer Session 1 and before

July 13 for Summer Session 2. No refunds are given after the

first week of class and we do not prorate classes. Participants

may attend another specialty class within the same session to

make up for a missed class. Classes are subject to cancellation

when there are less than four participants.

additional classes

& workshops

TAE KWON DO

TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS • 7 – 8 PM

JULY 2 – SEPTEMBER 24 (NO CLASS 9/15, 9/22, 9/29)

$90 • $60 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

This Korean-style martial art is an excellent conditioning and selfdefense

sport. The program is co-ed and appropriate for all skill levels.

KRAV MAGA WORKSHOP

SUNDAY, JUNE 7 • 11 AM – 12:30 PM • FREE

This workshop offers and overview of Krav Maga techniques. Come

and see what this Israeli self-defense method is all about!

KRAV MAGA CLASS

JUNE 8 – JULY 15

MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS • 8 – 9 PM

$180 • $120 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

The official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces, Krav

Maga emphasizes instinctive movements, practical techniques and

realistic training for adults of all ages.

FELDENKRAIS® WORKSHOP:

RELIEVE STRESS AND GET GROUNDED

SUNDAY, JUNE 21 • 3 – 5:30 PM

$35 • $25 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

We often experience the business and stress of our daily lives as a

kind of physical pressure, feeling restrictions in our breath, tension in

our jaw, a hardening in our chest or belly, a stiffness in our steps, and

general aches and pains in our bodies. In this workshop, Feldenkrais

Practitioners Beth Hartman and Nick Strauss-Klein lead an afternoon

of pleasurable explorations of movement, attention, and breath to help

us reclaim our natural internal spaciousness and skeletal support.

Please dress in layers and bring a bath towel to fold for head

support. Curious if this workshop is for you? Contact nick@

twincitiesfeldenkrais.com.

Remember! The St. Paul JCC offers a

wide variety of group exercise classes

that are free to members, including

yoga! Try a new class. Visit stpauljcc.org

to view the fitness schedule with class

descriptions.

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Ann Johnson

Director of Health & Wellness

ajohnson@stpauljcc.org

651-255-4763

Amy Hodge

Personal Training/Group Exercise Coordinator

amyh@stpauljcc.org

651 + 255 4764

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HEALTH & FITNESS

WANT

A SMART

WORKOUT?

This Father’s Day,

give dad the gift

of massage.

FATHER’S DAY MASSAGE SPECIAL

JUNE 15 – JUNE 21

Work with a certified personal trainer

to help you reach your fitness goals!

Choose from private, semi-private and

group personal training sessions. For

more information, contact Amy Hodge,

below.

Help dad relax; give the gift of massage!

Purchase a 60-minute massage and

receive $5 off, or purchase a 90-minute

massage and receive $10 off.

Tickets expire 6 months from the date of purchase.

For more information, contact the Pro Shop at

651 + 255 4783.

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contacts

Amy Hodge

Personal Training/Group Exercise Coordinator

amyh@stpauljcc.org

651 + 255 4764


AQUATICS

american red cross | swim lessons

$96 • $64 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

WEDNESDAYS • JUNE 17 – JULY 29

5:45 - 6:25 PM

PARENT/CHILD • BABIES

GOLDFISH

LEVEL 1, 3

6:30 - 7:10 PM

PARENT/CHILD • TOTS

TADPOLES

LEVEL 2, 4

Registration is currently open, and ends

48 hours prior to the start of class.

Not sure what

to register for?

Contact Emily Steinbring, below,

to schedule a short swim test.

american red cross

health & safety courses

Would you know what to do in an emergency?

The right answer could help you save a life. With an

emphasis on hands-on learning, our CPR/AED course

gives you the skills to be prepared for an emergency

situation. Course covers adult, child and infant CPR

as well as how to use an AED (automated external

defibrillator). Certification is valid for 2 years.

CPR/AED ADULT & PEDIATRIC FULL COURSE

TUESDAY, JUNE 9 • 5 – 9:30 PM

TUESDAY, JULY 14 • 5 – 9:30 PM

$90 • $60 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

CPR/AED ADULT & PEDIATRIC REVIEW COURSE

SUNDAY, JUNE 14 • 9:30 AM – 1 PM

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18 • 5:30 – 9 PM

$75 • $50 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD

RE-CERTIFICATION COURSE

FRIDAYS, JUNE 19 & 26 • 8 AM – 3 PM

$135 • $90 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

If your current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification is due

to expire, this course will cover everything to keep it current and

make sure you are confident in your skills. Register by June 12.

For more information, contact Emily Steinbring, below.

swim team

STINGRAYS SUMMER SWIM TEAM

JUNE 15 – AUGUST 6

$275 MEMBERS-ONLY

PRACTICES:

MONDAY – FRIDAY • 8:30 – 9:45 AM

MONDAY – THURSDAY • 4:45 – 5:45 PM (AFTER CAMP)

This fun and exciting program is a great way for young swimmers

to experience a swim team in a supportive environment. All

participants receive a ribbon in every event they swim and

the emphasis is always on fun! Coaches will work to develop

competitive swimming skills like starts, turns and racing strokes.

Meets are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays against local clubs.

Swimmers must have the ability to swim one length of the pool

front and back crawl. There are no practices on swim meet days.

Campers will be picked up at Camp Butwin for swim meets.

Return transportation to the JCC will be provided after the

meets. For more information, contact Emily Steinbring, below.

THE JCC POOL WILL BE

CLOSED FOR CLEANING

BEGINNING SUNDAY,

AUGUST 9. WHILE THE

POOL IS CLOSED, JOIN

US AT THE CAMP BUTWIN

POOL FOR SATURDAY &

SUNDAY SPLISH & SPLASH

@ BUTWIN! FOR MORE

INFORMATION, SEE YOUTH

& FAMILY PROGRAMS.

Emily Steinbring

Aquatics Coordinator

emilys@stpauljcc.org

651 + 255 4762

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YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS

SHE’S MARVELOUS!

This year’s recipient of the JCC’s $5,000 MARvelous Education

Scholarship is Samantha Agranoff. Samantha grew up in the J, and has

an impressive history of involvement to prove it! Graduating from our

preschool, she went on to participate in Youth Basketball, the Swim Team,

Youth Theater, camp, and the JCC Maccabi Games (3 times!) Additionally,

she has worked for Hunger Haven, Club J, Camp Butwin and as a Little

Dribblers coach.

Samantha graduated from Highland Park Senior High with a 3.97 GPA, and

spent the last year studying at the University of Kansas, where she plans

to pursue a degree in social work. In the future, her dream is to practice

social work, with a special focus on children and young adults.

Join us in congratulating Samantha on her wonderful achievements!

The MARvelous Fund was established by Dan & Amy Farsht and Steve & Stephanie Farsht

to honor their grandmother, Marion Farsht and great aunts Anita Marx and Rose Shapiro.

If you’re a JCC member or staff person planning to pursue higher education, mark your

calendar – applications for next year open January 1, 2016.

WELCOME OUR 2015 CAMP BUTWIN

ISRAELI SHLICHIM

Meet our 2015 shlichim, the Israeli instructors who will infuse the Camp Butwin

experience with Israeli ruach (spirit) and bring Israeli culture to campers!

NOFAR CHEN

DANCE & MOVEMENT SPECIALIST

From the city of Har Adar, near Jerusalem,

Nofar is excited to be our Dance & Movement

Specialist this summer. She has studied

and taught dance and drama since she

was a young child. She is excited to share

the happiness she finds in dance as well as

wonderful and fun new songs, games and

experiences with an Israeli flavor.

DAFNA (DAFI) CHEN

ARTS & CRAFTS SPECIALIST

Coming to us from our St. Paul Partnership

Together Region of the Sovev Kinneret, Dafi

enjoys life on her kibbutz Tel Katzeer. She

enjoyed an amazing experience as the Israeli

summer staff at the JCC Summer Camp in

Louisville, KY last summer. This year, she is

delighted to be our Omanut (Arts & Crafts)

Specialist.

Both Nofar & Dafi

Chen (same last

name, but not

related!) express a

love of working with

children and a strong

desire to bring Israel

to camp and St. Paul

this summer.

Please join us in

welcoming them to

our JCC Community!

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contacts


YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS

camp butwin

CAMP BUTWIN OPEN HOUSE

SUNDAY, JUNE 14 • 1 - 3 PM

Bring the family for a chance to tour the grounds and see Camp

Butwin at its best, from the lake to the ropes course to the

pool! Meet your child’s summer counselors, ask questions, and

take a dip in the pool. Prospective families welcome! For more

information, contact Sarah Fedorowicz, below.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY SPLISH & SPLASH @

BUTWIN

SUNDAYS, JULY 12 – AUGUST 23 • NOON – 5 PM

SATURDAYS, AUGUST 15, 22 & 29 • NOON – 5 PM

CLOSED JULY 26 IN OBSERVANCE OF TISHA B’AV

$10 PER GUEST • MEMBERS ARE FREE

Soak up the sun and enjoy family time at the Camp Butwin pool.

Pack a lunch and make a day of it! For more information, contact

Sarah Fedorowicz, below. For inclement weather concerns, call

the Front Desk at 651 + 698 0751.

club j

EVERY WEEK DAY • 2 - 6 PM

Club J is the place to be for school-age after school care! We offer

special interest clubs, homework help, swimming, gym, outdoor play,

and arts and crafts. Club J provides a daily snack, and transportation

is available by JCC van from many local schools. For more information,

contact Ben Savin, below.

JUNE JAMBOREE: OUT AND ABOUT

JUNE 8 – 12 • 7:30 AM - 6 PM

$63 • $42 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

Start the summer off right with June Jamboree, a fun and action-packed

full-day care option for children in grades K-6 at the JCC, during the

week between the end of the school year and beginning of Camp Butwin.

For more information, contact Ben Savin, below.

JUNE 8 • Butwin 101 (at the J)

JUNE 9 • Science Museum & Big Backyard

JUNE 10 • Minnehaha Falls Picnic

JUNE 11 • Ft. Snelling (Fort Kids)

JUNE 12 • Como Town All-Day Adventure

AUGUST JAMBOREE: WET AND WILD

AUGUST 24 – 28 • 7:30 AM - 6 PM

$63 • $42 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

AUGUST 24 • Highland Pool

AUGUST 25 • Como Pool

AUGUST 26 • Water games and a movie

@ the J

AUGUST 27 • Bunker Beach

AUGUST 28 • Lilli Putt

KINDER KICK-OFF

SEPTEMBER 8 – 9 • 7:30 AM – 6 PM

$63 • $42 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

Saint Paul Public Schools Kindergarteners, need something to do

the week of September 8 th ? Join us for Kinder Kick-Off, a special

kindergartener-only first taste of JCC school-age programming,

featuring a fun and age appropriate field trip in the morning, and a

sample of Club J afterschool care in the afternoon!

SEPTEMBER 8 • Choo Choo Bob’s Story Time

SEPTEMBER 9 • Wild Rumpus

Stay connected to the JCC all

year long with Club J

after-school care for grades K-6.

Club J features activities for everyone,

offers daily snacks and homework help,

and offers transportation from a variety

of area schools!

This year, we’re excited to introduce

the Club J Leadership Team for 5-6

graders. This is a unique opportunity to

learn leadership skills, organize events,

volunteer in the community, and more.

Sign up for Club J today!

Contact Ben Savin, below, for more

information.

Alyssa Golob

Director of Youth & Family Services

agolob@stpauljcc.org

651 + 255 4736

Ben Savin

Youth Programs Coordinator

bens@stpauljcc.org

651 + 255 4767

Sarah Fedorowicz

Camp Butwin Director

sarahf@stpauljcc.org

651 + 255 4768

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YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS

Please join us in welcoming Glenn Dworsky as

our new Youth and Family Sports and Recreation

Coordinator.

Glenn recently graduated from Hamline University,

majoring in Exercise Science with a minor in

Psychology. In his free time, he swam for the swim

team and coached swimming at the high school,

club, and college levels, most recently as the

Assistant Swim Coach for the Augsburg College

Women’s Swim Team. When he’s not in the pool,

Glenn enjoys playing the violin and singing. He

is thrilled to be joining our team and is looking

forward to dedicating himself to developing

and running engaging programs for our young

members and families. Welcome, Glenn!

Favorite Twin Cities hangout:

the Walker Art Center’s

Sculpture Garden

Something people may not know about me:

I’m adopted from Romania!

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inclusion

CLUB KULANU

WEEKDAYS, 9 AM - 4 PM

$435 • $325 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

SESSION 1: MONDAY, JUNE 15 - FRIDAY, JUNE 26

SESSION 2: MONDAY, JUNE 29 - FRIDAY, JULY 10

SESSION 3: MONDAY, JULY 13 - FRIDAY, JULY 24

SESSION 4: MONDAY, JULY 27 - FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

Club Kulanu is a program at Camp Butwin for individuals with

disabilities ages 16+. Participants develop unique skills as a group,

experiencing activities in four areas: Recreation, Home Living,

Community Participation and Job Skills. Club Kulanu is open

to the community. Busing from select sites available. Space is

limited. For more information, contact Leah Wing, below.

contacts

Leah Wing

Inclusion & Accessibility

Coordinator

leahw@stpauljcc.org

651 + 255 4772

Tracey Agranoff

Youth & Family Enrichment

Coordinator

tagranoff@stpauljcc.org

651 + 255 4759

jewish family programs

ISRAELI SCOUTS COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE

THURSDAY, JULY 9 • 6:45 – 8 PM • FREE

SHALOM EAST, 740 KAY AVE, ST. PAUL

The Israeli Scouts Friendship Caravan comes to St. Paul, bringing a

taste of Israeli culture through song and dance that the whole family

can enjoy! Join friends and family at Sholom East for a musical

adventure and an all-around community feel-good party! For more

information, contact Alyssa Golob, below. Community Partner:

Sholom East

Sponsored by the Rose & Clarence and Dianne & Leighton Siegel

Family Fund and the Harry & Manya Goodman Memorial Jewish

Culture Program Fund of the St. Paul JCC Endowment Funds.

TGI – SHABBAT! A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

FRIDAY, JULY 17 • 5:45 - 7:30 PM

$18 • $10 MEMBER VALUE PRICE

$36 • $25 MEMBER FAMILY VALUE PRICE

(2-4 PEOPLE; 5+ IS $8 ADDITIONAL PER PERSON)

Not your typical Friday night. Join us for a Shabbat dinner, music,

Shabbat crafts and community celebration. Whether this is your

first Shabbat or you’re just looking for a new take on a meaningful

tradition, all are welcome! We’ll save a seat for you. Register by July

13, online or by calling the Front Desk at 651 + 698 0751. For more

information, contact Tracey Agranoff, below.

Glenn Dworsky

Youth & Family

Sports & Recreation Coordinator

glennd@stpauljcc.org

651 + 255 4766

Alyssa Golob

Director of Youth & Family Services

agolob@stpauljcc.org

651 + 255 4736


SUNDAY, APRIL 26 @ THE ST. PAUL JCC

ISRAEL INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES

Todah Rabah - Thank You to everyone who came out

to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day on Sunday, April

26! Over 1,100 people come through our St. Paul JCC

doors, and each and every one of you made the day

truly amazing. Yom Huledet Sameach, Eretz Yisrael -

Happy 67 th Birthday, Israel!

Proudly presented by the St. Paul JCC + Sabes JCC and Jewish

Federation of Greater St. Paul & Minneapolis Jewish Federation

Sponsored by Genesis Philanthropy Group and RAJMN.

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DONATIONS

ABRAHAMSON FAMILY ENDOWMENT FUND

Daniel Ettedgui

DAVID AND SHEILA H. BROD FAMILY FUND

Mariam Zamansky

In honor of Ira Denenholz’ 75th birthday

JACK BUTWIN CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Dottie Lipschultz, Jennifer Neuman, Marc Neuman and Seth Goldberg

Martin & Marilyn Lipschultz

In honor of Dorothy Lipschultz’s very special birthday

Don and Judy Schibel

In honor of Ira Denenholz’s special birthday

RITA AND RAY BUTWIN CAMP BUTWIN ENDOWMENT FUND

Sharon & Mike Posnansky

With best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery to Beryl Berke

BY HAND AND HEART WORKSHOP

Angie and Edward Golden

Ira Haber

Josh & Sammi Steininger

In memory of Bernadine Rosenthal

FANTLE FAMILY FUND

Penny Schumacher

Mazal Tov to Betty and Herb Fantle on granddaughter’s engagement

BURT AND LUCILLE GARR FUND

Burt and Lucille Garr

With best wishes for a happy birthday to Michael Garr

With best wishes for a very happy birthday to Ross Plovnick

JACK AND LILLIAN GELLER FAMILY ENDOWMENT FUND FOR

CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Loren & Rosie Geller

In memory of Shirley Meshbesher Clein

With best wishes for a speedy recovery to Jerry Gottstein

GENERAL OPERATING FUND

Steve & Wendy Baldinger

In honor of Steve Lear

MICHAEL BENJAMIN GLASER FAMILY FUND FOR INCLUSION AND

ACCESSIBILITY PROGRAMMING

Barry & Rena Glaser

In honor of David Sanders’ birthday

In honor of Fern Sanders’ birthday

With best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to Frank Baron

David & Fern Sanders

With best wishes for a happy and healthy Pesach to Arlyne

& Joe Goldman

With best wishes for a happy and healthy Pesach to Heide

& Austin Frye

CAROL AND MARVIN JOHNSON FAMILY ENDOWMENT FUND

Randi and Shelley Johnson

In memory of Glady Zisson

In memory of Mike Beugen

In memory of Mike Moheban

CY KASTER YOUTH HEALTH AND FITNESS FUND

Barbara Kaster

In honor of Mark Kaster’s very special award

PEARL AND JOSEPH KRAWETZ FAMILY HEBREW ULPAN FUND

E Leah Krawetz

In honor of Robert Bassian’s birthday

With best wishes for a speedy recovery to Dr. Mitch Einzig

HATTIE AND HENRY MAROFSKY ADMINISTRATIVE FUND

Stuart & Joann Marofsky

In memory of Shirley Pilch

In memory of Sofia Maisler

Sharon & Mike Posnansky

Joann & Stuart Marofsky’s grandson Jaron’s Bar Mitzvah

SHERMAN AND EVELYN MARRINSON MUSIC MEMORIAL FUND

Sharon and Bill Torodor

In memory of Evelyn Mogol Desnick

MIKE AND LOIS MOHEBAN ENDOWMENT FUND

Peter & Sue Stein

In memory of Mike Moheban

PASSOVER FOR ALL DRIVE

Anonymous

Early Childhood Room 116

Early Childhood Room 117

Early Childhood Room 118

Steven & Cathy Armstrong

Felix & Marianna Blyakher

Warren & Susanne Cohen

Dori Denelle

Andrew & Jenny Feldhamer

Ted & Jackie Flaum

Michael & Hannah Foldes

Thomas & Deborah Frishberg

Barry & Rena Glaser

Steve & Barbara Godes

Margaret Hilger

Joseph & Carolyn Kahn

Brian Krasnow

Max and Sophie Leventhal

Lois Newberger

Rosemary Palmer

Anna Marie Piccolo

Andrew & Barbara Pogoler

David Rischall & Flora Soumekh

Mira Udodovsky

Arnold & Harriet Usem

Jeremy Waldman & Judith Belzer

Gerald & Barb Wildes

RUTH AND IRVING PERLMAN FUND

Rollie & Stuart Shanedling

In memory of Glady Zisson

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This list acknowledges, with gratitude, contributions of $10 or more that were received in April 2015. If we

have inadvertently omitted or misspelled your name, please notify Evie Kamin at 651 + 255 4741 or Stacy Dockman

at 651 + 255 4730 and we will include a correction in the next issue of Attractions.

Thank you for your generous support of the St. Paul JCC’s funds and programs.


DONATIONS

MAX AND FELICIA SCHULZ FAMILY FUND

Marshall & Shirley Besikof

In memory of Barbara Kalmans’ dear friend Stephie

With best wishes for a happy birthday to Neil Covin

With best wishes for a very happy birthday to Lee Schlanger

STEVE SCHUMACHER FUND

Penny, Allie, Talia and Samara Schumacher

Wishing Gerry Schumacher a very happy birthday

ROSE AND CLARENCE SIEGEL & DIANNE AND LEIGHTON SIEGEL

FAMILY FUND

Sharon & Mike Posnansky

With best wishes for much joy and happiness to Dianne and Leighton

Siegel in their new home

SONNIE SILVERMAN CHILDREN’S LIBRARY FUND

Lisa Rosenfield

In memory of Sherman Garon

MARILYN AND RICHARD SMITH FUND

Keith Rutman Family

In memory of Richard Smith

TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM

Bert & Paula Finkelstein

In memory of Margaret Stone

MICHAEL AND ERIN WALDMAN ENDOWMENT FUND

Michael & Erin Waldman

In memory of Barbara Minsberg

DR. JEFFREY WEINGARTEN MEMORIAL FUND

FOR HOLOCAUST EDUCATION

Beth and Steve Snyder

Thinking of Aidan Weingarten and wishing him a happy birthday

JCC CORPORATE PARTNERS AND EVENT SPONSORS

Supporting the St. Paul JCC is more than good work…it’s good business!

612 Brew

7th Street Tavern/Bro-Tex

Ackmann & Dickenson, Inc.

AmeriPride

Anonymous

Augeo Marketing

Bill Lifschultz

Brushed Monkey

Chicago Lake Liquors

Collins Electrical Construction Co.

Coors Light

Crutchfield Dermatology

Durand and Associates Property

Management

E & J Gallo Winery

Edge Marketing and Promotional

Products

Ernest Fink Agency

Fidelity Bank

First Lawyers Trust Company

Fredrikson & Byron P.A.

Herzl Camp

Hodroff-Epstein Memorial Chapels

Industrial Surplus

Inver Grove Ford Lincoln

Kamin Wealth Management/

UBS Financial Services

Liberty Carton

Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP

Mairs & Power Inc. Investment

Services

Merrill Lynch

Newport Cold Storage

Paster Enterprises

PepsiCo Foodservice

Pinstripes

Press Law Office, PLLC

Prime General Contractors

Schechter Dokken Kanter

Sexton Printing

Shaller Family

Skadron Animal Hospital

So Low Grocery Outlet

SpeedPro Imaging St. Paul

Superb Meats of Minnesota

Sysco

Tecate

Tilsner Carton Company

Travel One

US Foods

Victory Parking, Inc.

West River Dental

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

Woodstone Renovations, LLC

Zamansky Professional Association

contacts

Penny Schumacher

Chief Advancement Officer

pschumacher@stpauljcc.org

651 + 255 4732

For more information on

becoming a corporate partner

or event sponsor, contact

Penny Schumacher.

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Howard Orenstein

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Michael Waldman

GENERAL INFORMATION:

651 + 698 0751

MEMBERSHIP OFFICE:

651 + 255 4754

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Federation of Greater St. Paul and is associated with

Greater Twin Cities United Way and JCC Association of

North America.

We’re social: stay connected to the St. Paul JCC online!

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CATCH SUNDAY NIGHT FEVER

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 • 5 PM

Reserve your tickets today by calling the Front Desk at 651 + 698 0751.

Event proceeds to benefit our senior services programs.

ST. PAUL JCC SUMMER HOURS:

Monday – Thursday 5:30 am – 10 pm • Friday 5:30 am – 6 pm

Saturday noon – 6 pm • Sunday 7 am – 6 pm

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