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FALL PROGRAM GUIDE

2015

Adults

After School

Children &

Families

Early

Childhood

Development

Seniors

Sports & Fitness

Summer Camp

Teens

A place where everyone belongs.


Joy Moss is pictured with her husband

Michael, Hall of Fame Award recipient.

Amy Sumida, JCC board member and

2015 JCC Annual Meeting & Gala

chairperson.

Kari Siegel-Eglash,

Temple Concord cantor,

sings the Hamotzi or

Blessing over Bread.

From left, cantor Paula Pepperstone, Carrie Berse,

Tony Kennenson-Adams and Robin Young.

Sam Pomeranz

Jewish Community Center of Syracuse

Annual Meeting & Gala

June 7, 2015

Owera Vineyards, Cazenovia

A heartfelt thank you goes out to

everyone who attended and supported

our 152nd Annual Meeting!

Hall of Fame Award recipient Herbert

(Hecky) Alpert with wife Ettarae.

JCC Board President Steven

Sisskind.

Photos by Jerry Klineberg

From left, JCC Executive Director Marci Erlebacher, Robin

Sisskind, JCC Board President Steven Sisskind, Barbara Simon

and Linda Rosenberg.

JCC of Syracuse Executive Director Marci

Erlebacher enthusiastically talks about this

year’s award recipients.

Kylee Rudd gives her mom Debbie

Goldwein, Kovod Gadol Award

recipient, a hug after introducing her

to receive her award.

From left, Debbie Rosenbaum, Diane Wladis and

Mara Charlamb.

From left, Joanne Maloff, Sue Sloan, Jacquelin Ayres, Christopher

Ayres and Scott Ayres.

From left, Ted Wladis is pictured with

his father and Hall of Fame Award

recipient George Wladis.


Welcome

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Marci Erlebacher

Executive Director

Mariette DeWolf

Executive Asst./

Office Manager

Mission

The Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse (JCC) is the nucleus

of the Jewish community built on the foundation of Jewish ethics and values.

We provide quality services and programs for all ages, serving everyone in the

Central New York Region.

Don Cronin

Controller

Nick Finlayson

Membership Director

Ashley Scott

Daytime Receptionist

Will Wallak

Marketing Director

Alan Davis

Operations Director

Deborah Stonecipher

Evening Receptionist

Contents

Contacts. .........................................5

Registration Information ...........................6

JCC 2015 Annual Meeting & Gala ...................8

Early Childhood Development ......................12

After School & Childrens Programs .................15

Membership......................................17

PJ Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Adults & Seniors ..................................22

Childrens Sports & Recreation Classes................24

Neulander Family Sports and Fitness Center. .........27

Group Exercise Schedule ...........................30

Tributes..........................................33

2015–2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President

Vice-Presidents

Treasurer

Secretary

Immediate

Past President

Board Members

Steven Sisskind

Steven D. Wladis, Roy S. Gutterman, Howard M. Weinstein, M.D.

Sara Temes

Debbie Goldwein

Alan E. Lipsy

Nomi M. Bergman

Tara Burgess Booher

Jayne Charlamb

Rebecca Cohen

Linda R. Drimer

Mary Anne C. Gillson

Ben Gnacik

Ann Goldstein

Bud Greenman

Peter Hall

Michael A. Klein

Mark Levy

Joanne Maloff

Harriet Mead

Ilene Feldman Mendel

Lynne Pascale

Sarah Rose Pinsky

Neil Rosenbaum

Philip Rothschild

Phillip D. Rubenstein

Laurence Segal

Susan Sloane

Amy P. Sumida

Diane Wladis

Andrea Knoller

Past President

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Our Jewish Community Center

Another chapter in the story of us

Over the years one of the most important

things I have learned about our Jewish

community is that we are a people

of stories. Stories give us flavor and

perpetuate who we are. We pass our stories

down from generation to generation.

This past June at our

Annual Meeting & Gala we

inducted three men into our

Hall of Fame who are keepers

of our Syracuse Jewish stories.

Some might call them our

local historians but I believe

that a better way to describe

them is our local storytellers.

George Wladis, Hecky Alpert

and Michael Moss regaled

attendees with stories of their

youth and of a Syracuse and JCC of the

past. What was most beautiful about the

afternoon was how every person in the

room was touched in some way by their

tales and anecdotes. George, Hecky and

Mike have been invaluable in helping me

to understand the history of our JCC.

What was equally fitting this afternoon

was that we recognized a group of young

adults with our Kovod Award who are

just beginning their own Jewish stories.

Many thanks to the Jewish Community

Foundation of CNY who had the foresight

to establish the Teen Funders, a group of

Bar and Bat Mitzvah young people who

contribute a percentage of their Bar and

Bat Mitzvah money for tzedakah. Together

these young philanthropists decide what

charities will receive funding and then

donate to many worthy organizations.

They are beginning their own Jewish story

of giving and service to their community.

At our Gala the JCC also recognized

two individuals with our Kovod Gadol

Award or highest honor. This award is

given to individuals who have gone above

and beyond, dedicating themselves in an

extraordinary way to the JCC over many

years. This year’s recipients were Nancy

Kasow, executive assistant at the JCC

for over 33 years, and Debbie Goldwein

who has been an amazing JCC board

member and volunteer for many years.

Marci Erlebacher

Executive Director

Both of these individuals have dedicated

themselves to be a part of our Jewish

Community Center’s story.

This wonderful afternoon of our

successful gala, which was attended by

over 215 individuals, has now gone into

the year 2014–2015 chapter

of our JCC story. And what a

success it was. Thanks to the

generosity of our community

and the wonderful support

and hard work of our board of

directors, this event surpassed

our budgeted goal by $10,000.

Because of our success with

this event and that of our two

other fundraisers (end-of-year

campaign and Super Bowl

raffle), hundreds of individuals will be able

to reap the benefits of the many programs

and services that the Jewish Community

Center has to offer. We will once again

meet the demands of many camp and early

childhood program scholarship requests,

our senior meal program will be able to

feed seniors nutritious kosher meals five

days a week, and we will be able to meet

the needs of our community and the

building that we call home.

Our story would come to an abrupt

end if we did not have the support of

our fellow Jewish organizations and our

congregations. Thank you for recognizing

the JCC as the hub of this community.

We truly appreciate you for being such an

important part of our story.

Now that this chapter in our tale is

closed, we have already embarked on a

new chapter: 2015–2016. We are excited

for what this year has in store for us. We

are also proud of the wonderful programs

that we will present to you this year as well

as every one of our departments that are

beginning the year stronger than ever. We

invite you to be an invaluable part of our

story this year. Come to our events, take

part in our programs and above all else

become a member if for no other reason

then to help us perpetuate the JCC story. I

encourage you to get involved. Become a

part of our rich heritage and help us write

this next exciting chapter.

Marci Erlebacher

Jerry Klineberg

PACKED HOUSE A view of the room at Owera Vineyards in Cazenovia during the JCC of Syracuse’s 2015

Annual Meeting & Gala in June.

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Hours

FYIFOR

YOUR

INFORMATION

JCC Main Entrance

• Reception desk

Monday–Thursday... 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Friday.............. 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday ........... Closed

Sunday............. 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Neulander

Family Sports & Fitness Center

Monday–Thursday... 5:30 am – 9:00 pm

Friday.............. 5:30 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday ........... 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday............. 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Locker rooms close 15 minutes after the

fitness areas close. The Schayes Family

Gymnasium opens at 7 am Monday

through Friday. Hours may be extended

for special programming or league play.

FOR THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF EVERYONE

AT THE JCC, WE WILL STRICTLY ENFORCE THE

FOLLOWING SAFETY MEASURES:

• No cars may be parked in front of the main entrance

without a driver present.

• No parking in the handicapped spaces without proper

authorization.

• No parking in the loading area.

• First offense will receive a written warning.

• Second offense vehicles will be towed at the owner’s

expense.

Contacts

Main. ........................................315-445-2360

Direct Dial to Office Extensions ...................315-445-2040

Sports & Fitness Center.......................... 315-234-4522

Fax ............................................315-449-4539

Email. ....................................... info@jccsyr.org

Staff

Administration

Marci Erlebacher.......Executive Director................. x107

Mariette DeWolf. ......Executive Assistant/Ofc. Manager... x112

Don Cronin............Controller........................ x118

Abby Tricome..........Bookkeeper ...................... x138

Will Wallak.............Marketing Director ................ x108

Nick Finlayson. ........Membership Director.............. x140

Alan Davis.............Operations Director............... x125

Ashley Scott ...........Daytime Receptionist.............. x100

Deborah Stonecipher.. . Evening Receptionist. ............. x100

Adult and Senior Programming

Cindy Stein

Director of Adult and Senior Programming ................. x104

Gail Berlin

Adult and Senior Programming Assistant................... x104

Kitchen. ............................................... x124

Children & Teen Services

Mick Hagan

Director of Children and Teen Services..................... x129

Erin Hart

Assistant Director of Children and Teen Services............ x133

Early Childhood Development Program (ECDP)

Jo David...............ECDP Director. ................... x122

Pamela Ranieri.........ECDP Assistant Director............ x123

Christine Flynn.........ECDP Receptionist................. x120

Jennifer Paine..........ECDP Evening Receptionist......... x120

Sports & Fitness

Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER)

Joe Yager..............Sports & Fitness Director. ......... x144

Sherri Lamanna

Director of Gymnastics, Dance & ECDP Phys. Ed. ............ x126

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REGISTRATION INFO

FYIFOR YOUR

INFORMATION

How to register

To enroll in classes, use the Class

Registration Form on p. 20 of this booklet.

Complete one form for each individual

registration and return by mail to:

JCC of Syracuse

5655 Thompson Rd.

DeWitt, NY 13214

Or, fax to 315-449-4539.

Full payment must be received with the

enrollment form. Register early as some

programs have limited space and classes fill

up fast. JCC members receive enrollment

priority.

Automatic registration

Auto registration can be made for the same

ongoing class next semester. Please indicate

this on the registration form and your credit

card will be billed at that time.

Cancellations, refunds & changes

No registration confirmations are sent. We

will notify you only if a program is cancelled.

The JCC reserves the right to cancel a

program due to insufficient registration. In

such cases, a full refund or credit will be

issued. Transfers from one class to another

can only be made with prior JCC approval.

Billing

Membership JCC membership is a oneyear

commitment. Annual membership is

non-refundable and payment is due in full

upon joining. Or, for your convenience, you

may choose an alternate payment option

such as monthly automatic payments from

your credit/debit card or bank account.

Program enrollment Bills for the Early

Childhood Development Program (ECDP)

and the After School Program will be

issued on or about the first of every month.

Payment may be made by mail, in person or

via phone/fax by credit card. You may also

choose monthly automatic payments from

your credit/debit card or bank account.

ECDP and After School Program

withdrawal/change policy

Changes or withdrawals must be made in

writing to the program by the 15th of the

month (or next business day) prior to the

change. If written notification is not received,

you are responsible for the original billed

amount. Increases in days and times are

based on availability. This is to ensure that

we maintain proper staffing ratios.

Kashrut Policy

The JCC kitchen is under the supervision

of the Syracuse Va’ad Ha-ir. The kashrut

policy requires strict adherence to the list

of approved foods that may be brought into

the kitchen. This list is available through

program staff members.

Room rental

The JCC rents a variety of spaces at

affordable rates. Our auditorium has

computer presentation capabilities and we

offer kosher catering. We also have various

conference rooms that can be arranged to

accommodate meetings, classes, parties

and other events. For details, contact

Mariette DeWolf at 315-445-2040, ext. 112.

Snow Policy

The JCC will make every effort to remain

open during snowy and harsh winter

weather conditions. Closings will be

announced on local TV channels 3, 5, 9

and 10, and on radio stations 620 AM, 570

AM and 94.5 FM. Please call us for class or

program cancellation information.

In the event of school closings, the JCC

will make every effort to remain open for

childcare. This service is open to members

and active program participants only.

Please call ahead for the latest information

and updates.

2015-2016 HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

Sept. 7, 2015 ...Labor Day – Closed

Sept. 14*, 15 ...Rosh Hashanah – Closed

Sept. 22 .......Close at 5:00 pm

Eve of Yom Kippur

Sept. 23 .......Yom Kippur – Closed

Sept. 28*, 29 ...Sukkot – Closed

Oct. 5* ........Shemini Atzeret – Closed

Oct. 6 ........Simchat Torah – Closed

Nov. 26, 27 ....Thanksgiving – Closed

Dec. 25 .......Closed

Jan. 1, 2016 ....New Year’s Day – Closed

April 22 .......Close at 5:00 pm

Eve of Passover

April 29 .......Passover – Closed

May 30 ........Memorial Day – Closed

June 13* .......Shavuot – Closed

July 4 .........Independence Day

Closed

*All Jewish holidays begin the evening before

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Supporting Your Center

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Your continued financial

contributions, gifts, grants and

endowments allow us to serve

you, your family and the larger

community six days per week,

year round. Funds raised are

critical to daily operations, special

programming, future development

and improvements, and

scholarships and financial aid.

End-of-Year Donation

Public support is imperative to the JCC of

Syracuse’s survival. The center depends on

these donations for a full 7% of its annual

budget. Information about making a taxdeductible,

end-of-year contribution will

be sent out in late fall.

Matching Gifts

Many companies in the Syracuse area have

Matching Gift Programs, which encourage

charitable giving by their employees.

Under these programs, companies match

gifts—often dollar for dollar or even two

dollars to one—that individuals make to

nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. Your

gift to the JCC may qualify. Please check

with your company to determine eligibility

requirements.

Tribute Cards

To commemorate special occasions,

including births, birthdays, graduations,

anniversaries, marriages, Bar or Bat

Mitzvah, or to celebrate and honor

the memory of a loved one, the JCC

welcomes tax-deductible gifts to one of

our many endowment or special funds.

(See the tributes on page 33.) The JCC

will send an acknowledgement card to

the individual (or next of kin) in whose

name the contribution is made. Tribute

cards recognize someone special and help

the JCC. For more information, contact

Mariette DeWolf at 315-445-2040, ext. 112.

Volunteer

An agency such as the JCC is dependent

on the enthusiasm and willingness of

members of the community who volunteer

their time and talent. Volunteers are

invaluable in bringing vital perspective,

experience, community and manpower to

complement those of our staff members.

Helping others

Senior Adult Dining Program

Our Bobbi Epstein Lewis Senior Adult

Dining Program (see page 22) offers

seniors a hot, nutritious kosher meal

five days a week at a very affordable

price. It’s our way of “giving back” to

local seniors who form the foundation

of our community. You can help

keep this valuable program going by

making a contribution or becoming a

sponsor of our monthly senior newsletter.

For more information, contact

Mariette DeWolf at 315-445-2040,

ext. 112.

Jewish Federation of CNY

The JCC of Syracuse is a beneficiary

agency of the Jewish Federation of

Central New York. The JCC receives

funding from the Federation and

works in close partnership with it to

provide the Jewish community with

essential programs and services.

JCC families and members can help

by giving generously to the Jewish

Federation of CNY campaign.

SHABBAT and HOLIDAY

CANDLE LIGHTING

September 4 ..................7:17 pm

September 11 .................7:04 pm

September 13 .................7:01 pm

September 14 ............ after 7:59 pm

September 18 .................6:52 pm

September 22 .................6:44 pm

September 25 .................6:39 pm

September 27 .................6:35 pm

September 28 ............ after 7:34 pm

October 2 ....................6:26 pm

October 4 ....................6:23 pm

October 5 ............... after 7:21 pm

October 9 ....................6:14 pm

October 16 ...................6:03 pm

October 23 ...................5:52 pm

October 30 ...................5:42 pm

November 6 ..................4:33 pm

November 13 .................4:25 pm

November 20 .................4:19 pm

November 27 .................4:15 pm

December 4 ..................4:12 pm

December 11 .................4:12 pm

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Strong show of support for JCC’s Annual Meeting & Gala

Amid a vibrant backdrop of purple and

green French country décor accents,

the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community

Center of Syracuse welcomed a packed

house of supporters for its 152nd Annual

Meeting & Gala on Sunday, June 7, at

Owera Vineyards in Cazenovia. Over

215 people came out to celebrate with the

JCC as it honored a select group of local

men and women for their many years of

selfless giving to the center and to the local

community.

“The show of support for this year’s

honorees was outstanding,” said JCC

of Syracuse Executive Director Marci

Erlebacher. “The service that our award

recipients have

provided is truly

remarkable. We

can all learn a

lot from their

unselfish acts, and

we are all better

off because of

their kindness.”

A total of

six awards were

presented this

year. All of the honorees

received a plaque and

will have their names

displayed at the JCC for

their respective awards.

The first award

given, the Kovod Award,

which signifies honor

and importance, was

presented to the Teen

Funders of the Jewish

Community Foundation

of Central New York. This

generous group of local

teens gave a portion of their b’nai mitzvah

money to be used for making grants twice

a year to both Jewish and non-Jewish local,

national and international nonprofits.

Next up was the JCC’s Hall of Fame

Award presented to Herbert (Hecky)

Alpert, Michael Moss and George Wladis.

This award recognizes and celebrates

individuals who have dedicated themselves

to the Syracuse Jewish community and

to the advancement of the JCC. These

honorees are a testament to a Sir Marvin

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The Teen Funders of the Jewish Community Foundation of Central New York in attendance at the JCC’s

Annual Meeting & Gala pose for a photo with their Kovod Award along with the program’s coordinator Nancy

Belkowitz (far left).

Barry quote prominently displayed on the

JCC’s lobby wall: “To be a Jew is to belong

to the past, be a part of the present and

assume responsibility for the future.”

A certified public accountant and

native of Syracuse’s 15th Ward, Alpert and

his wife Ettarae were one

of the founding families

of Congregation Beth

Sholom in 1962, now

named Congregation

Photos by Jerry Klineberg

Photos clockwise from top:

From left, Marci Erlebacher, JCC of Syracuse executive director; Kovod

Gadol Award recipient Debbie Goldwein, JCC board member and board

secretary; and Steven Sisskind, JCC board president. Pictured from left are

Hall of Fame Award recipients Herbert (Hecky) Alpert and George Wladis.

Michael Moss addresses the crowd upon accepting his Hall of Fame Award.

Beth Sholom-Chevra Shas. Alpert served as

its first president, held board positions and

served on numerous committees.

Moss, a historian, provided significant

historical accounts for the film “Stories

from the Syracuse Jewish Community.”

He was president of Bern Furniture stores,

has been an active member of Temple

Concord in Syracuse and has also served

on numerous local boards.

A philanthropist, long-time supporter

of the JCC and founder of The Wladis

Companies insurance brokerage, Wladis

attended JCC summer day camp in

Thorndon Park as a child. Seventeen

years ago he donated 500 pairs of winter

hats and gloves to an elementary school’s

students and in doing so started the annual

City of Syracuse Schools’ hats and gloves

drive. Wladis has also served on the boards

of the Jewish Federation of CNY, Syracuse

Symphony and Syracuse City Schools

Education Foundation.

Rounding out the awards ceremony

was the Kovod Gadol Award presented to

Debbie Goldwein and Nancy Kasow. This

award is the JCC’s highest honor which in

Hebrew translates to great honor.

A JCC of Syracuse board member and

the board secretary, Goldwein grew up

connected to the JCC in Wilkes-Barre,

Pa. Soon after her daughter, Kylee, started

attending the JCC of Syracuse’s Jerome

and Phyllis Charney Early Childhood

Development Program, Goldwein

became a JCC volunteer. She joined the

board in 1991 and has served as board

vice president, program development

committee chair and has been serving as

the board’s nominating committee chair

for over a decade.

> See “JCC Gala” on page 11

From left, Marci Erlebacher, JCC of Syracuse

executive director; Kovod Gadol Award recipient

Nancy Kasow, retired JCC executive assistant and

office manager; and Steven Sisskind, JCC board

president.


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Another successful summer camp season concludes

The JCC of Syracuse has once again

wrapped up another successful Camp

Rishon summer day camp. Hundreds of

campers ranging in age from infants to

school-age children to teens descended

upon the JCC campus during the eight

weeks of camp which ran June 29 – Aug. 21.

“This year’s camp was a huge success

all around,” said Mick Hagan, director of

Children and Teen Services. “We had a

great group of children join us this year

that was full of enthusiasm and adventure.

Kudos to our camp counselors for filling

each day with fun and excitement, and

creating some great memories for our

campers.”

From arts and crafts, swimming and

sports to field trips and more, there wasn’t

a dull moment during the JCC’s Nitzanim,

or traditional, school-age day camp. The

children were kept engaged and interacting

with each other during the many planned

indoor and outdoor activities.

For the many school-age children who

participated in a JCC specialty camp such

as soccer, gymnastics, horseback riding

and fishing, they were able to focus on

activities in their specific areas of interest.

Once again this year young teens

entering grades 7–10 in the JCC’s

SyraCruisin’ Teen Travel Camp got to

take in a variety of adventurous local

and regional road trips. Overnights to

Highland Forest, Rochester, Old Forge and

Buffalo provided many opportunities for

fun and bonding.

“There’s nothing like summer camp at

the JCC because it’s all about the children,”

said Hagan. “We go the extra mile to

make each camp a fun, safe and wonderful

experience. In doing so, we help to create

great memories that will last a lifetime.”

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A simple approach yields weight loss success

Getting healthier and losing weight

doesn’t require some elaborate workout

routine or complicated plan. Just ask JCC

fitness member Phyllis Siersma. She lost

27 pounds and dropped two pant sizes in

one year thanks to a simple and sensible

exercise and diet plan.

Siersma joined the

JCC in April 2014 at the

recommendation of a

friend. She was motivated

to exercise because of her

family’s history of heart

disease. “I wanted to get

in shape,” she said. “I ate

too much and I had never

exercised before. Now I eat

well and fell much better.”

A combination of

regular exercise and portion

control has been the ticket

to Siersma’s weight loss.

She exercises three times a

week at the JCC. Her 40-minute workouts

consist of 25 minutes on the treadmill and

15 minutes of weight training. Siersma

says that watching television while on the

treadmill makes the time go by faster. She

also enjoys attending the group exercise

chair class on Monday mornings.

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“The JCC is always clean and the staff

is very nice,” says Siersma. “Everything I

need is here. I didn’t know that you don’t

have to be Jewish to join. I’m glad that my

friend told me.”

If you haven’t been to the gym in awhile

or want to get started on exercising and

losing weight, take a cue

from Phyllis Siersma. She’s

proof that all it takes is

some motivation, a regular

routine and bit of discipline

to achieve your goals. And

if you’ve been lacking in the

motivation area or want to

take your current workout

to the next level, come

talk to us about personal

training. Some help and

guidance may be just what

you need to find your own

path to success.

For more information

about personalizing your workouts for

weight loss or other goals, and to request

a free two-week pass to try out the

JCC’s Sports & Fitness Center, call us

at 315-234-4522.

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Deeds and seeds

By Rabbi Evan Shore

As we approach the High Holy Days, we

have a unique opportunity to begin anew,

turn a page and start afresh. I am not hinting

that we turn back the clock of time, rather

learn from our mistakes, utilize what we have

learned and put the sum of our experience

to good use.

Many Jews suffer, for lack of a better term,

from guilt. Why are so many Jews guiltridden?

Several are afraid they have not

done enough in terms of performance of the

commandments enumerated in the Torah.

As a result, a person mistakenly may think,

if I am not doing all the commandments, I

am not carrying out any of them. This in

my opinion is a very defeatist attitude. Isn’t

something better than nothing?

One of the myriad of customs Jews partake

in on Rosh Hashanah is eating a pomegranate

(rimon in Hebrew). Our Rabbis tell us the

fruit of the pomegranate is filled with many

seeds; each one symbolizes a commandment

from the Torah. I am sure there are many

fruits that contain numerous seeds, so why

was the pomegranate singled out? Each

seed in the pomegranate is encased by the

fruit itself. Not many fruits possess this

characteristic.

However, the message is clear, just like

each seed is independent from each other

so too with our commandments. Each

commandment contains its own identity and

is not diminished by omitting another. We

may employ the same logic with our children.

As parents we always want them to do more

and achieve beyond. We must never forget

that every positive action a child performs is

a unit unto itself and should be commended.

As we begin the New Year 5776, let us

build upon our actions from previous years,

and please G-d let this year let our positive

actions be as numerous as the seeds in a

pomegranate!

Televisions

...in our printed program guides (what

you’re reading right now) and our NEW

lobby TV message board (see above photo).

Discount for JCC of Syracuse members!

United Radio has provided the BEST in electronic repair service

for over 90 years!

Contact Will Wallak at 315-445-2040,

ext. 108, or wwallak@jccsyr.org.

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S isterhood S ymposium

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 • 6:30 PM

Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse

Anne and Hy Miller Family Auditorium

The End:

Jewish Views of the Afterlife

Presented by

The Sisterhood

of Congregation Beth Sholom-Chevra Shas

and

Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse

Symposium Participants

Dr. Benjamin D. Sommer

Professor of Bible, Department of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages

Jewish Theological Seminary, New York City

Rabbi Andrew Pepperstone

Rabbi, Congregation Beth Sholom-Chevra Shas

Dinner and Symposium Open to the Public

$20 per person

Table for eight with program recognition $175

RSVP by October 1

315-446-9570 | office@cbscs.org

Please indicate whether you prefer a chicken or vegetarian/gluten-free option.

Make checks payable and mail to:

Congregation Beth Sholom-Chevra Shas

PO Box 271, DeWitt, NY 13214

JLI Teens is returning

with two great programs

Young. Smart. Jewish.

Teens gain lifelong skills and lifelong

friends.

In over 70 cities and on five continents,

thousands of teens from all walks of life

join together to discuss their identity

and what being Jewish means in the 21st

century.

Look for JLI Teens to continue this fall with

two great courses:

• Hollywood Idol

• Complicated Me

For more information contact Rabbi

Rapoport at 315-727-0973 or

rabbirap@gmail.com.

View the JLI courses online at jliteens.com.

THANK YOU

to Owera Vineyards for

hosting the JCC’s 2015 Annual

Meeting & Gala and making

this year’s celebration another

memorable affair!

JCC Gala

• Continued from page 8

Kasow, former JCC executive assistant

and office manager, retired in January

after more than 33 years of dedicated

service. She essentially held the same

position during her entire tenure,

although increasingly took on additional

responsibilities throughout her career.

Because of Kasow’s vast JCC knowledge

and experience, she was often relied upon

as the office’s unofficial resident historian.

The JCC’s Annual Meeting & Gala is

the center’s largest and most important

annual fundraiser. This year’s event

proceeds, as in the past, will provide

significant funding for scholarships to

individuals in the JCC’s early childhood,

after school, summer camp and senior

programs.

“On behalf of the Sam Pomeranz JCC

board of directors, we thank everyone who

attended and supported our gala this year,”

said JCC Board President Steven Sisskind.

“The wonderful generosity of our sponsors

and attendees clearly demonstrates what a

valuable resource the JCC is for so many in

our community.”

5276 East Lake Road

Cazenovia, NY 13035

www.oweravineyards.com

315-815-4311

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Jerome and Phyllis

Charney

Early Childhood Development Program

We are committed to developing the social, emotional, physical

and intellectual well being of each child, allowing them to grow and

flourish as productive members of the community. Our

Hours

Monday–Friday

7 am – 6 pm

emphasis is on helping children become independent,

self-confident, inquisitive and enthusiastic learners.

Jo David

Director

Christine Flynn

Morning

Receptionist

/ecdpjccsyr

Pam Ranieri

Assistant Director

Jennifer Paine

Evening

Receptionist

HOW to REGISTER

Registration for the 2015-2016 school year

has been ongoing, and space is typically

very limited. Each new school year requires

registration. When a class is filled, based on

New York State licensing requirements, a

wait list is developed. Once the school year

begins, children are admitted from the wait

list on a space-available basis.

There is a $25 reservation fee to be placed

on one of our wait lists. This does not

guarantee placement in a classroom. We will

notify you if a placement becomes available,

and you will have 48 hours to accept the

placement. For more information, please call

us at 315-445-2040, ext. 120.

Infant Level

We offer the highest quality of care to our

youngest members in the Syracuse area. To

maintain a developmentally appropriate

environment for our infants, they are

separated into two age groups: Infant I

and Infant II. Infants who are 6 weeks to

12 months old at time of enrollment are

placed in the Infant I classroom. Infants

who are 12 months to 24 months at the

time of enrollment are placed in the

Infant II classroom.

The ECDP provides a responsive

environment that supports and encourages

exploration through a variety of classroom

routines and experiences. Infant caregivers

focus on daily routines such as hellos and

goodbyes, diapering and toileting, feeding,

dressing and soothing to sleep as part of

the curriculum. These one-on-one routines

help to build positive relationships between

infant and caregiver, promoting trust and

allowing infants to feel secure in their

environment.

Once infants have developed a

trusting relationship with their caregivers

they will start to gain new skills and

participate more actively in daily routines.

The teachers are then able to provide

intentional indoor and outdoor experiences

that allow children to learn while imitating

and pretending, connecting with music

and movement, exploring with sand and

water and creating with art.

Toddler Level

• Must be 18-months old by September 8, 2015

Toddler children are at an age when they

establish secure attachments with their

caregivers more quickly and are now eager

to experience their world. They react to

what they experience through their senses

and physical activity. ECDP teachers

provide intentional experiences for

toddlers through a variety of indoor and

outdoor experiences.

Learning materials that match the

children’s growing abilities and interests

are provided and the children start to

explore objects and begin to use them

purposefully. While playing with toys,

imitating and pretending, exploring

sand and water, creating with art and

going outdoors, the toddlers learn to

communicate and socialize with peers and

adults, to think mathematically and to

discover like scientists.

Toddlers start to enjoy special

programming outside of the classroom

setting, such as Toddler Tango and gym

class. Toddlers are placed into classrooms

according to their chronological age.

Children do not need to be toilet trained,

and when appropriate, toilet training will

be incorporated into one of the goals for

your child.

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CALENDAR

September

4 ...........Meet your teacher

............10:00 am – 12:00 pm

7 ...........Closed – Labor Day

8 ...........First day of school

14, 15 ......Closed – Rosh Hashanah

17 ..........Abbott’s Farm Pre-K field trip

22 ..........Close at 5 pm – Yom Kippur

23 ..........Closed – Yom Kippur

28, 29 ......Closed – Sukkot

October

1 ...........Curriculum night

5 ...........Closed – Shemini Atzeret

6 ...........Closed – Simchat Torah

8 ...........Fire Department visit

9 ...........Pre-K field trip

............to DeWitt Fire Department

14 ..........PJ Library

............Wear your pajamas to school!

14–16 ......Individual school photos

21 ..........Critz Farms Pre-K field trip

November

11–12 .......Officer Friendly

18 ..........PJ Library

............Wear your pajamas to school!

24 ..........Thanksgiving Luncheon

............Classrooms 6, 7, 8, A, B, 2

26, 27 ......Closed – Thanksgiving

December

8 ...........Chanukah Performance

9 ...........PJ Library

............Wear your pajamas to school!

24, 28-31 ...Vacation Camp

24 ..........Close at 1 pm

25 ..........Closed

Three-Year Old Level

• Must be age 3 by December 1, 2015

With kindergarten just two years away,

this is an important time for every child

to learn that the world is bigger than

imagined. Children learn new skills

and concepts through our thematic,

hands-on approach to learning. Daily

activities are carefully planned to promote

children’s social, emotional and cognitive

development. Our teachers are trained to

recognize differences in rates

of development within this

age group, and individualize

instruction to meet every

child’s needs. Materials and

activities are appropriately

tailored in an effort to

challenge children’s abilities

while building their selfconfidence.

Throughout the year, children will

discover the wonder of the world they live

in. All of our three-year olds are actively

engaged in group discussions, long-term

studies, sensory play, cooking, process art

and more. Our three-year olds are reading

stories, singing songs and playing their way

through the day. We also tailor gym time

with our specialized gym instructor to

the needs of our three-year olds. We play

outside every day, weather permitting, on

our beautiful fenced-in playgrounds.

With all of these wonderful

activities happening in our three-year

old classrooms, the Early Childhood

Development Program provides a well

rounded and positive learning experience

for your child.

Pre-K Level

• Must be age 4 by December 1, 2015

Our oldest children explore the world

through our hands-on, developmentally

appropriate approach to learning. We

include both child initiated play and

teacher-directed academic experiences on

a daily basis. Planned lessons

and activities allow teachers

to informally and continually

assess each child in order

to effectively modify and

individualize instruction.

Academically, we focus

on exposing children to the

skills and concepts needed

to succeed in kindergarten.

This includes creative expression, math

and reading readiness, along with fine

and gross motor skill development to help

each child learn, grow and succeed. Each

classroom is also equipped with a SMART

board where the children are engaged in

daily interactive lessons which promote

creativity and critical thinking.

Children at the Pre-K level attend

many theme-related field trips. In the

fall our classes will visit the apple and

pumpkin farms. Later in the school year

we’ll visit the MOST, F-M Planetarium and

Fayetteville Free Library.

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Charney

Early Childhood Development Program

PJ LIBRARY

The JCC has partnered with the PJ Library

(PJ for pajamas). The program offers free,

high-quality Jewish books and music each

month to children ages six months to eight

years all across North America to parents

raising Jewish children. The PJ Library

visits our program monthly. The PJ Library

coordinator reads stories, sings songs and

plans activities with the children. Children

are encouraged to wear their pajamas to

school on PJ Library days!

FUNDRAISERS

Bottle & Can Drive

Make sure to bring in your bottles and

cans to ECDP! We raised over $500 last

year with the help of our families. You

can drop off your bottles and cans in the

designated containers, located in the ECDP

foyer.

Delta Sonic

Keep your vehicle kissing clean throughout

the year with help of Delta Sonic! Car

wash tickets can be purchased at the ECDP

office or the JCC main office. Contact

Jo David at 315-445-2040 x120 or

jdavid@jccsyr.org.

Square One Art

In November the Early Childhood

Department will be raising money using

your child’s artwork! Parents can purchase

coffee mugs, key chains, T-shirts and

magnets that express their little one’s

creativity. Order forms will be in your

child’s mailbox.

Fall enrichment classes

Classes require pre-registration and are

subject to minimum enrollment.

Kidz Yoga Session 1

Age: 3–5 year olds

Day: Mondays

Dates: Oct. 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2

Time: 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.

Fee: $32 members, $40 non-members

Class: Limit 8 (minimum of 5)

Taught by: Ms. Oppedisano

This child friendly yoga class is designed to

develop better balance, muscle tone and

flexibility. Your child will also learn breathing

techniques to promote calmness. The class is

for the introspective child.

Smarty Cat Kids

Junior Scientist Workshop

Age: 3- and 4-year olds

Day: Thursdays

Dates: Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29

Time: 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.

Fee: $32 members, $40 non-members

Class: Limit 8 (minimum of 5)

Taught by: Ms. Daisy from Classroom 8

Hands-on science workshops include fun

experiments, projects and inquiry-based

activities.

Special thanks to

B&B Lumber

for their generous

mulch donation for our

playgrounds!

Thank You!

Pre-K Book Club

Age: Children in Classrooms A, B, 2

Day: Fridays

|Dates: Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4

Time: 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.

Fee: $32 members, $40 non-members

Class: Limit 8 (minimum of 5)

Taught by: Ms. Diane

Your child will be immersed in literacy,

reading a chapter book and discussing the

characters, setting, conflict resolution and

foreshadowing. Your child will know the

different attributes of a book and enjoy

writing their own book... all in just 4 weeks!

Cooks & Books

Age: 3–5 year olds

Day: Wednesdays

Dates: Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23

Time: 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.

Fee: $32 members, $40 non-members

Class: Limit 8 (minimum of 5)

Taught by: Ms. Becca

We will read and cook our way through

great stories like Alphabet Soup and

Everybody Bakes Bread. Children will create,

learn and have culinary fun!

Throw the best

birthday party for

your little one. Ever.

We offer age appropriate games and

activities tailored to your preschooler’s

likes and interests. Parties at the JCC are

two hours long, and include all necessary

materials, invitations,

birthday cake

and party supplies.

Our staff will set up

and clean up, and

provide one hour

of structured fun.

$50 non-refundable

deposit is due at

time of booking.

For further details and

pricing, call Mick Hagan

at 315-445-2360, ext. 129.

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After School & Childrens Programs

Kindergarten –

Sixth Grade

We provide a dynamic array of programs and activities for school-age

children in a safe, nurturing, flexible and welcoming environment that

supports their families’ needs. Programming focuses on a healthy

combination of constructive play, child- and counselor-led activities,

active play and Judaic culture. Everyone is welcomed and encouraged

to become vital members of our programs.

Mick Hagan

Director of Children & Teen Services,

Camps and Inclusion Specialist

After AFTER School Program Program

September 8, 2015

First day of the After School Program

Sept. 7

Sept. 8

Erin Hart

Assistant Director

of Children & Teen Services and Camps

Sept. 14 & 15

Sept. 22

Sept. 23

Sept. 28 & 29

Oct. 5

Oct. 6

Nov. 26 & 27

Dec. 25

CalenDAR

Closed – Labor Day

First day of

After School Program

Closed – Rosh Hashanah

Close at 5 pm

Eve of Yom Kippur

Closed – Yom Kippur

Closed – Sukkot

Closed – Shemini Atzeret

Closed – Simchat Torah

Closed – Thanksgiving

Closed

What is the ASP all about?

• Balancing safe, educational and

recreational programming for schoolage

children.

• Hours: Close of school to 6 p.m. on

school days.

• Recreation includes all types of sports

and games, arts and crafts, cultural

activities, sledding when there’s snow,

swimming in June and much more.

• Educational activities are experiential

and based on fun.

• The homework room is available

Monday through Thursday.

Transportation

J-D Schools transports students directly

to the JCC. This must be coordinated with

the specific school. The JCC’s own bus can

transport students from some Syracuse

City and F-M district schools, including

private schools, at no extra cost. Please

contact us for scheduling. The JCC bus

We offer class care for After School Program

families who want the convenience of sending

their child to enrichment classes without

having to transport them all over town.

Our wide range of popular classes offer

the security and quality care that comes

along with our After School Program at an

affordable price.

Pricing is based on your child’s arrival time to

the program. Pay a monthly fee based on the

number of days your child is enrolled in a JCC

class. To be eligible for class care, enrichment

classes must be at least 45 minutes long. If a

class is less than 45 minutes you must enroll

in regular after school care for the day. Your

Class Care—How it WORKS

is reserved for children enrolled in JCC

programs.

Program rates

Days per week Members Non-members

5 $221 $ 286

4 $193 $ 251

3 $167 $ 218

2 $122 $162

1 $82 $122

5% sibling discount. Discount applies to lower

priced enrollment on each additional child.

After School Program rates are NOT prorated

for months with varying number of

school days or for participant absences.

child may stay in the After School Program

before and/or after class until the program

closes at 6 p.m.

Class Care Pricing

Syracuse Hebrew Day

School & JDMS

Ed Smith, Holy Cross,

The New School,

MPH, Moses DeWitt,

Tecumseh, H.W. Smith

Jamesville Elementary

and Fayetteville-Manlius

Schools

$20 per class

day per month

$15 per class

day per month

$10 per class

day per month

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After School & Childrens Programs

Kindergarten –

Sixth Grade

VACATION camps

The JCC’s vacation camps offer safe and

engaging programming for school-age

children during regularly scheduled school

breaks. We make it easy and convenient

for your child to enjoy fun and creative

indoor/outdoor activities such as sports,

games, arts and crafts, field trips and more.

The camp day runs from 9 a.m. to 4

p.m. with early/late care available to extend

each day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Half-day

options are also available most days. Fullday

campers are asked to bring a nonmeat

lunch. An afternoon snack will be

provided.

Vacation camps require separate

registration and the cost is not included in

the monthly After School Program rates.

2015-2016 VACATION CAMPS

Registration flyers will be sent home with all

regular After School Program participants a

few weeks prior to each vacation camp. Our

activities vary greatly and we keep things

exciting and fun for our vaca-campers.

Times 9 am – 4 pm

Early/Late Care* 7 am – 6 pm

Prices

Full Day $45 members, $55 non-mem.

Half Day $30 members; $35 non-mem.

Early/Late Care* $2 members; $3 non-mem.

*Free for After School Program participants

enrolled at least one day/week

Columbus Day ............Monday, 10/12

Veterans Day ...........Wednesday, 11/11

Pre-Turkey Day .........Wednesday, 11/25

Winter Break .......12/22–31 (not 12/25)

M.L.K. Day ................Monday, 1/18

February Break .................2/15–19

Spring/Passover Break ..4/21–28 (not 4/29)

KIDS NIGHT OUT

Our Kids Night Out programs allow

school-age children to hang out with their

friends for late-night fun while mom and

dad get to enjoy a night to themselves!

Watch for the first Kids Night Out of

the school year coming in November.

Registration information will be available

soon Visit www.jccsyr.org or stop by the

JCC front desk for more information.

CAMP care for other days off from school

If you need care for your grade K-6 child

during other incidental days off from

school such as district-wide superintendent

days, conference days, half-days and even

unexpected snow days, we’ve got you

covered. The JCC offers camp care on

these days with the same types of cool

activities as our school break vacation

camps. These camp days run from 9 a.m.

to 4 p.m. with early/late care available to

extend each day from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

We’re here when you need us

Even if you’re not a JCC After School

Program participant, you may bring your

school-age child to the JCC on these

incidental days off from school. Please call

ahead for the forms and details.

TASTY FUNDRAISER

We serve the Syracuse City School District

(select schools), Jamesville-DeWitt, Fayetteville-

Manlius and area private schools. If your child

attends school in these districts or has a school

closure that coincides with one of these public

school districts, you may take advantage of

these days.

For our After School Program

participants...

Regularly scheduled After School Program

participants have the added bonus of lowcost

child care—only $10 per child—for

camp care during these incidental days off

from school. Plus, early/late care is free on

these days.

Questions? Call us at 315-445-2360.

Get your kosher challah here every Friday!

It’s quick and convenient to get your challah at the end of each work week. Challah is

available for sale on Fridays in the JCC’s main lobby and Early Childhood Program. All

proceeds benefit the JCC’s Children’s Department. Pre-order your challah by downloading

our order form at www.jccsyr.org or pick one up at the main office. Pre-orders must be

placed by noon on Wednesday for Friday pick up.

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Membership

Join the JCC!

Mission

The mission of the Membership Department is to develop

and maintain relationships with current and prospective

JCC members. The department shall work to strengthen the

JCC through member participation and support by providing

individual service, frequent interaction and accountable

feedback loops.

Membership

The JCC of Syracuse offers a variety of flexible membership

options to anyone in the community. Members enjoy use of

the center, the outdoor heated pool, access to the fitness

facilities and program exclusives and discounts. Specific

benefits vary according to membership category and level.

Please see the charts on this page for details.

You do not have to be Jewish to become a member of

the JCC of Syracuse. JCC membership is a one-year

commitment (some exceptions apply) and automatically

renews each year unless cancellation notice is given in

writing. Annual membership is non-refundable and payment

is due in full upon joining. Or, for your convenience, monthly

payment plans are available including automatic payments

from your credit or debit card. Enroll today by completing

pages 18–19.

Questions? Contact our membership director at

315-445-2040, ext. 140.

JCC MEMBER BENEFITS

Full-Facility

(FF)

Non-Fitness

(NF)

Member Rates on Programs & Svcs. • •

Pool Membership • •

Sports & Fitness Center


Non-

Member

Group Exercise Classes* • ¢ ¢

Personal Training ¢ ¢ ¢

Teen Training • ¢

Massage ¢ ¢ ¢

Nutritionist ¢ ¢ ¢

Special Fitness Packages ¢ ¢ ¢

Indoor Track

Towel Service



Member Reciprocity • •

Open Gym & Leagues • ¢ ¢

Campus Play Grounds & Courts • • •

Senior Lunch Program ¢ ¢ ¢

Access to Early Childhood

Development Program (ECDP)

• •

Space Rental ¢ ¢ ¢

• Included with membership

¢ Additional fees or restrictions may apply

*TRX fee/class: $15 for full-facility members, $25 non-members

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Membership Categories & Rates

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Membership Application

I, the undersigned primary member, for myself and all

persons listed above, hereby affirm the following:

I am applying for membership with the Jewish Community

Center (JCC) of Syracuse. I agree to abide by its rules

and bylaws. I understand that all members 18 years and

older may participate in the JCC’s annual meeting.

I understand that membership dues are payable in full

at the time of joining or renewal unless a payment plan

has been approved in advance. A payment plan only

specifies the manner in which payments will be made

and does not reflect a month-to-month membership

commitment. If paying by monthly automatic payments

from a credit card, I authorize the JCC of Syracuse to

automatically charge my credit card account for each

consecutive month of the plan.

I understand that membership dues are automatically

renewed each year unless I give notice in writing. Note

that the JCC of Syracuse reserves the right to cancel a

membership for any reason at any time with appropriate

notice. I understand that membership is not transferable

and membership dues are non-refundable.

I have read and agree with these membership terms as

acknowledged by my signature below.

______________________________________________

Primary Member’s Signature

Date

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Class Registration & Emergency Authorization

I hereby appoint the appropriate JCC staff members to act on my behalf in authorizing unexpected medical, dental or surgical care and/or hospitalization for the

below named minor(s) during the period of September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016, in the event of my unavailability.

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PJ Library in CNY – A Jewish community partnership

A gift for Jewish children and their families

PJ Library (PJ for pajamas) is a nationally

acclaimed literacy program started by

the Harold Grinspoon Foundation that

gives free Jewish bedtime stories, CDs and

DVDs to families raising Jewish children.

In addition to this wonderful free gift for

Jewish children and their families, the PJ

Library in CNY chapter regularly holds

special PJ family playdates and events.

These playdates are designed to connect

children and parents to the PJ Library

program through different holiday, book

and Jewish themed events. At these

gatherings families can learn more about

PJ library’s special programs and sign up

for this free service.

The PJ Library CNY chapter is a

program of the JCC of Syracuse and

supported by the Pomeranz, Shankman

and Martin Charitable Foundation, Jewish

Federation of Central New York, Jewish

Community Foundation of CNY Teen

Funders, Congregation Beth Sholom-

Chevra Shas, Shaarei Torah Orthodox

Congregation of Syracuse, Syracuse

Hebrew Day School, Temple Adath

Yeshurun and Temple Concord. PJ Library

PJ Library CNY chapter members enjoyed a PJ

scavenger hunt at Rosamond Gifford Zoo recently.

in CNY serves children from 6 months

to 8 years old in Cortland, Madison,

Onondaga and Oswego Counties. For more

information and to sign up, visit www.

pjlibrary.org or email Carolyn Weinberg at

pjcny@jccsyr.org.

Introducing PJ Our Way

Attention 9–11 year olds! We are pleased

to announce that Syracuse/CNY has

been selected to be one of the next pilot

communities for PJ Our Way, the newest

chapter of PJ Library for kids ages 9–11.

PJ Our Way is different than PJ Library

in that it is designed to meet the

developmental needs of 9–11 year olds by

offering

choice and

creative

outlets.

Every month kids visit the PJ Our Way

website to choose one book from a

selection of four high-quality titles with

Jewish themes. The books are mailed to

the kids’ homes and they can then post

comments and reviews on the website.

All 9–11 year olds living in the Syracuse/CNY

community will be eligible to sign up for PJ

Our Way. Children may register beginning

on their 9th birthday until the day before

their 12th birthday. Subscriptions remain

active for at least one year. Each child,

including siblings, must enroll separately.

Enrollment for eligible children in PJ

Our Way will be coming soon. For more

information, visit www.pjourway.org.

discounted

movie tickets

For Regal Cinemas

• $9.50 each

• No expiration date

• No restrictions

Purchase tickets at the JCC’s

front desk. Proceeds benefit the

JCC Children’s Dept.

Save The Date

JCC 14 th Annual

High School

Battle of the Bands

Saturday, January 16, 2015

Do you want to rock?

To register your band, call 315-445-2360 or

email ehart@jccsyr.org.

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Adults and Seniors Program

We strive to get adults and seniors throughout the community involved by offering

various activities and events designed to meet a range of different interests. For

seniors age 60 and older, we provide opportunities for socialization, fitness, good

nutrition, entertainment, education and assistance. The program also incorporates

Jewish culture through celebration, fellowship and weekly Shabbat experiences.

Cindy Stein

Director of Adult and

Senior Programming

Gail Berlin

Adult and Senior

Programming Assistant

Flu Shot Clinic

At the JCC

September 8

10 am – 2 pm

Sponsored by Rite Aid Pharmacy

Must be 18 or older.

Medicare and most insurances

accepted.

Reservations are requested.

For more information

and to RSVP

call 315-445-2040, ext. 104.

Helping seniors stay safe

Alexander Talev, physical therapist and

owner of Home Stretch Physical Therapy,

gave a fall prevention presentation in June

as part of the senior dining program’s Lunch

and Learn series. Pictured is Talev evaluating

the way Pat Klein walks down stairs.

BOBBI EPSTEIN LEWIS SENIOR ADULT DINING PROGRAM

There is no better place to go for a

delicious, well-balanced, kosher meal in

the company of friends. Meals are prepared

fresh in our kosher kitchen. Some dietary

accommodations can be made for people

with medical conditions. Please call in

your lunch reservation by noon on the day

before the meal date. Also, let us know

if you have special dietary needs. This

dining program is funded in part by the

Onondaga County Department of Aging

and Youth and the New York State Office

for the Aging and Administration for

Community Living.

Senior kosher lunches

Day: Weekdays

(Summer lunch schedule is

Tues.–Thurs. through 9/4/15;

senior kosher dinners held

Mondays at 5 p.m. through

8/31/15)

Time:

Cost:

RSVP:

Noon

$3.50 suggestion contribution

$5.00 special holiday meal

suggested contribution

By noon the day before

Special holiday luncheons

Check our seniors newsletter for the

dates of our upcoming Thanksgiving,

Chanukah, New Year’s Eve and other

special holiday luncheons.

Meal Site gift certificates

Meal Site gift certificate booklets make

a great gift! Each certificate is good for

a delicious lunch at the JCC. For more

information, call 315-445-2040, ext. 104.

Live entertainment

Every month we bring in live

entertainment during our senior lunch.

Come and enjoy a home-cooked meal

and the company of good friends while

being entertained by great local singers,

comedians, dancers and other performers.

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Sisterhood Symposium to be held

Oct. 13

The Sisterhood of Congregation Beth

Sholom-Chevra Shas and JCC of Syracuse

will present another stimulating Sisterhood

Symposium this fall. The program, “The End:

Jewish Views of the Afterlife,” will be held on

Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the JCC of

Syracuse. The event’s featured guest speaker

is Dr. Benjamin D. Sommer, professor of

bible, Department of Bible and Ancient

Semitic Languages at Jewish Theological

Seminary, New York City. Tickets are $20

per person and include dinner. A table of

eight is $175 and includes recognition in the

printed program.

For more information and to purchase

tickets, contact CBSCS at 315-446-9570 or

office@cbscs.org.

JCC to sponsor Israeli film series

The JCC of Syracuse will sponsor three

Israeli film screenings during the Syracuse

International Film Festival in October.

Four episodes of House of Wishes by awardwinning

Israeli writer, director and actor

Haim Bouzaglo will be shown on Saturday,

Oct. 17 at 7:30 pm at The Palace Theater

in Syracuse. The TV series, re-named Wish

for American

distribution

on HBO, is a

fictional look at

people who get a chance to relive defining

experiences of their lives. Bouzaglo will

also be on hand at the screening to receive

the festival’s Sophia Award for lifetime

achievement.

On Sunday, Oct. 18 two films will be

screened at the JCC of Syracuse. The Farewell

Party, an Israeli comedy about euthanasia

and residents of a retirement home, will

be shown at 1 pm. Running at 3 pm will

be another Israeli comedy Zero Motivation,

which follows a unit of female Israeli soldiers

awaiting their return to civilian life from

the remote desert base where they are

stationed.

The JCC’s Israeli film series is funded by a

grant from the Jewish Federation of Central

New York’s 2015 Community Program Fund.

For more information and to purchase

tickets to these and other Syracuse

International Film Festival screenings, visit

www.filminsyracuse.com.

A PLACE WHERE EVERYONE BELONGS The JCC of Syracuse is a great gathering place for seniors as

well as friends and family of any age to come together to take a class, exercise, share some laughs over a

game of cards... and more! Pictured, from left, are some of the JCC’s “regular” Monday bridge players Selma

Cafarchio, Sonia Buck, Fr. Dan Mulhauser and Phyllis Pandozzi.

Connect. Learn. Have fun.

BINGO

We’re giving BINGO a face lift! Join us

monthly for a chance to win new prizes at

no charge!

Birthday celebrations

We have a birthday celebration for all the

birthdays in each month. The dates are

posted in the newsletter. Come help us

celebrate!

Bridge

We welcome new bridge players of all ages

and levels on Mondays from 1–3:30 p.m.

Join us for lunch and then hit the tables!

A new table will open up when we have

enough extra players signed up. Please stop

by the front desk to get on the list.

Defensive driving course

Would you like to lower your auto

insurance costs and reduce points on

Seniors, are you on the list?

your license? We regularly host defensive

driving courses here at the JCC one

or more times each year. Check out

our monthly newsletter or visit our

website www.jccsyr.org regularly for

announcements on upcoming classes.

Mah Jongg

Come play Mah Jongg at the JCC on

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

at 12:30 p.m. New players are always

welcome! For more information, call us at

315-445-2040, ext. 104.

Movie matinees at the “J”

We provide the most up-to-date releases

in cinema format right in your backyard.

Movie suggestions are always welcome.

Please check our newsletter for show times.

The best way to stay updated on all of the JCC’s ongoing

and special activities throughout the year is to check out

our free seniors newsletter. In it you’ll find our monthly

lunch menu and calendar of upcoming events. Best of all,

it will arrive in you mailbox each month like clockwork.

Are you ready to connect with us so you won’t miss a beat

on all of the great happenings here at the JCC? To get on

our newsletter mailing list, simply call 315-445-2040,

ext. 104, or email info@jccsyr.org.

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Childrens Classes

Sports school & of FitneSS

[ gymnastics ] dance

Pre-school & School Age

We work with pre-K to pre-teen children to teach physical education,

teamwork, sportsmanship and cooperation.

Sherri Lamanna

Director of Gymnastics, Dance and

ECDP Physical Education

KARATE

Little Dragon Karate

Age: 3 – Pre-K (must be three by 12/1/15)

Day: Friday

Time: 1–1:30 pm

Dates: 9/18–12/4 (not 11/27)

Fee: $135 members, $155 non-members

CNY Karate School at the JCC! This pre-school

karate class provides a fun and appropriate

way to introduce your youngest to this popular

and healthy sport. Additional fees may be

incurred for uniform and sparring equipment.

Kids Karate

Age: Grades K–6

Day: Friday

Time: 4:15–5 pm

Dates: 9/18-12/4 (not 11/27)

Fee: $155 members, $175 non-members

Students in this course will progress through

the beginning ranks of CNY Karate Gojoryu

style. Karate enhances motor skill progression

and self discipline. Additional fees may be

incurred for uniform and sparring equipment.

BASKETBALL

Age: Grades 1–6

Day: Monday

Time: 4:15–5 pm

Dates: 9/21–11/30 (not 9/28, 10/5, 10/12)

Fee: $120 members, $150 non-members

Basketball can be a life-long participatory sport.

Start at an early age and learn the basics.

NEW fall classes

Lil’ Kickers Soccer – Pre-K

Age: Pre-K

Day: Monday

Time: 2–2:45 pm

Dates: 10/19–11/30

Fee: $128 members, $148 non-members

Min. Class Size: 5

This fun and fast-paced class is focused

on boosting balance, coordination and

fundamental soccer skills. A variety of

creative games are used to help kids develop

listening skills, cooperation and teamwork.

Cardio Hoops

Age: Grades 3–6

Day: Tuesday

Time: 4:30–5 pm

Dates: 10/20–12/1

Fee: $84 members, $94 non-members

Min. Class Size: 5

Hoop your way to happiness and health.

A colorful mix of dance, play, games and

movement are designed to promote physical

activity that’s fun.

Movin’ & Groovin’ Fitness

Age: Grades 3–6

Day: Monday

Time: 4:30-5 pm

Dates: 10/19–11/30

Fee: $84 members, $94 non-members

Min. Class Size: 5

Bring your energy to move and groove to

fun, upbeat music. Comfortable clothes and

sneakers are required.

Lil’ Kickers Soccer – School-Age

Age: Grades K–6

Day: Wednesday

Time: 4:30–5:15 pm

Dates: 10/20–12/2

Fee: $128 members, $148 non-members

Min. Class Size: 5

See the soccer field transformed into a world

created just for your child as our trained

coaches provide 45 minutes of highly creative

and high-energy activities. This class is a

great introduction to soccer and designed

to help children master age-appropriate

developmental milestones.

SPORTS

Throwing, catching, kicking and running made fun through pre-sports

skills training. Miniature equipment is used with an emphasis on fun

and good sportsmanship.

Rookie Sports I

Age: 3 (must be three by 12/01/15)

Day: Monday

Time: 1–1:30 pm

Dates: 9/21–11/30 (not 9/28, 10/5, 10/12)

Limit: 10

Fee: $100 members, $120 non-members

Rookie Sports II

Age: Pre-K

Day: Friday

Time: 1–1:45 pm

Dates: 9/18–12/04 (not 11/27)

Limit: 12

Fee: $145 members, $165 non-members

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Childrens Classes

PRE-SCHOOL DANCE

Age: 3 (must be three by 12/01/15)

Day: Thursday

Time: 1–1:30 pm

Dates: 9/17–12/3 (not 11/26)

Limit: 8

Attire: Girls: Leotard and tights

Boys: Shorts and T-shirt

Shoes: Ballet shoes

Fee: $145 members, $165 non-members

For the youngest dancers, this class is an introduction

to music and movement with a focus

on fun and creativity.

Pre-Ballet

Age: Pre-K

Day: Thursday

Time: 1:45–2:15 pm

Dates: 9/17–12/3 (not 11/26)

Limit: 8

Attire: Girls: Leotard and tights

Boys: Shorts and T-shirt

Shoes: Pink ballet shoes (girls)

Fee: $145 members, $165 non-members

This Pre-K class is an introduction to ballet

techniques and terminology.

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[ gymnastics ] dance Pre-school & School Age Rebecca Milner Photography

School of Dance

Ballet, Tap and Jazz form the curriculum of the JCC Dance Program. Girls and boys are

invited to participate in this program and gain flexibility, strength and coordination while

having lots of fun. Dance classes are held in the dance aerobic studio with mirrors,

dance bars and wood flooring. The program includes a recital in June with additional

fees for costumes. We have some dance shoes available for our students at no cost.

Please ask for details.

Fancy Feet

Age: Pre-K

Day: Thursday

Time: 2:30–3 pm

Dates: 9/17–12/3 (not 11/26)

Limit: 8

Attire: Girls: Leotard and tights

Boys: Shorts and T-shirt

Shoes: Black tap shoes and black jazz

shoes or black ballet shoes

Fee: $145 members, $165 non-members

Tap and jazz class for boys and girls. Develop

rhythm, strength and flexibility.

Tap and Jazz

SCHOOL-AGE DANCE

Age: Grades K–4

Day: Thursday

Time: 4:15–4:45 pm

Dates: 9/17–12/3 (not 11/26)

Limit: 8

Attire: Girls: Leotard and tights

Boys: Shorts and T-shirt

Shoes: Black jazz shoes and tap shoes

Fee: $145 members, $165 non-members

Tap and Jazz II

Age: Must have previous jazz and tap

experience.

Day: Thursday

Time: 3:45–4:15 pm

Dates: 9/17–12/3 (not 11/26)

Limit: 8

Attire: Girls: Leotard and tights

Boys: Shorts and T-shirt

Shoes: Black jazz shoes and tap shoes

Fee: $145 members, $165 non-members

Ballet

Age: Grades K and up

Day: Thursday

Time: 4:45–5:15 pm

Dates: 9/17–12/3 (not 11/26)

Limit: 8

Attire: Girls: Leotard and tights

Boys: Shorts and T-shirt

Shoes: Pink ballet shoes (girls)

Fee: $145 members, $165 non-members

Classes begin the week of

September 14. Please use

the registration form on page 20.

Questions? Contact Sherri Lamanna

at 315-445-2040, ext. 126.

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Childrens Classes

PRE-SCHOOL GYMNASTICS

The JCC offers a wonderful program that

introduces pre-schoolers to gymnastics at

times designed to be convenient for parents.

Sports school & of FitneSS

[ gymnastics ] dance

Pre-school & School Age

Tumbling Tots I

(Pre-school Gymnastics I)

Age: 3 (must be three by 12/01/15)

Day: Wednesday

Time: 1–1:45 pm

Dates: 9/16–12/2 (not 9/23, 11/11, 11/25)

Limit: 12

Attire: Leotard, shorts or sweatpants. No

pants with snaps, buttons or strings.

Fee: $155 members, $170 non-members

Pre-gymnastics skills for 3-year olds! Emphasis

on safely using the beam, bars and vault.

Tumbling Tots II

(Pre-school Gymnastics II)

Age: Pre-K

Day: Tuesday

Time: 2–2:45 pm

Dates: 9/22–12/1 (not 9/29, 10/6)

Limit: 12

Attire: Leotard, shorts or sweatpants. No

pants with snaps, buttons or strings

Fee: $155 members, $170 non-members

Pre-gymnastics movement skills will be taught

in a safe and fun environment using floor,

beam, bars and vault.

Tumbling Tots II

(Pre-school Gymnastics II)

Age: Pre-K

Day: Wednesday

Time: 2–2:45 pm

Dates: 9/16–12/2 (not 9/23, 11/11, 11/25

Limit: 12

Attire: Leotard, shorts or sweatpants. No

pants with snaps, buttons or strings.

Fee: $155 members, $170 non-members

Floor, beam, bars and vault for pre-K students!

SCHOOL-AGE GYMNASTICS

The JCC Gymnastics School offers a comprehensive

regimen of gymnastics instruction.

Students develop agility, flexibility and

self-confidence. Classes are taught by Sherri

Lamanna. Placement is based on skill, not age.

Gymnastics – Level I, II, III

Age: Grades K and up

Day: Monday

Time: 3:30–4:30 pm

Dates: 9/21–11/30 (not 9/28, 10/5, 10/12)

Fee: $120 members, $140 non-members

Beginning gymnastics foundations taught

on floor, beam, bars and vault in a safe and

encouraging environment.

Gymnastics – Level I, II, III

Age: Grades K and up

Day: Monday

Time: 4:30–5:30 pm

Dates: 9/21–11/30 (not 9/28, 10/5, 10/12)

Fee: $120 members, $140 non-members

This level progresses the student to an intermediate

development in all events.

Sensory GYM Class

This class is perfect for the child with

boundless energy who likes to use all of his

or her senses. The class caters to the needs

of children of all abilities and developmental

levels, and provides the appropriate sensory

input which is most beneficial for your

child. Children will thrive through games,

movement, jumping and more. The class is

run by Mick Hagan, Children’s Department

inclusion specialist, and Sherri Lamanna,

Pre-Team Gymnastics

Days: Wednesday and Friday

Time: 4–5:30 pm

Dates: 9/16–12/4

(not 9/23, 11/11, 11/25, 11/27)

Fee: $330 members, $355 non-members

Participants will be accepted on the pre-team

through tryouts or approval from coach. Gymnasts

will work on skills and develop compulsory

routines for introductions to competitions.

Team Gymnastics

Days: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 3:45–5:30 pm

Dates: 9/17-12/3 (not 9/29, 10/6, 11/26)

Fee: $330 members, $355 non-members

Participants will be accepted on the team

through tryouts or approval from coach. Gymnasts

will compete against other gymnastics

programs in the area. Some additional fees will

be incurred.

director of Pre-school Physical

Education and Gymnastics. Classes will

require a minimum of four children and

a maximum

of six to

ensure that

all children

receive

the proper

support and

attention.

Age: 3–4

Day: Thursday

Dates: 9/17–12/3 (not 11/26)

Time: 12:30–1:15 pm

Fee: $170 members,

$190 non-members

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hours

Mon. – Thurs. ........5:30 am – 9:00 pm

Friday. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:30 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday ............8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday .............7:00 am – 6:00 pm

OPEN GYM

Please see the schedule at the fitness desk or

view it online at www.jccsyr.org/sf-gym-cal.html.

BASKETBALL

Member’s Pickup Basketball

(18 and older)

Days & Times: Thursdays 7–9 pm

Sundays 9–11 am

Cost: Free for fitness members

Non-fitness members:

• $75 one day per week

• $110 two days per week

GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

• All classes are free for fitness members

(except TRX suspension training).

• $10 per class for non-fitness members.

• $15 per TRX class for fitness members;

$25 per TRX class for non-members.

Check out our schedule on page 30.

GYM Rentals

We rent out our collegiate size gymnasium at

affordable rates to local groups who run

volleyball and basketball leagues as well as

other sporting events. For more information,

please call 315-234-4522.

PERSONAL TRAINING

Stay in shape with the help of one of our

personal trainers. See page 28 for details.

Everything you need

in one state-of-the-art facility

We understand the importance of regular

exercise in leading a healthy lifestyle.

That’s why we’re dedicated to helping

you attain your fitness goals. Our familyfriendly

facility offers something for

every age group, and we’re

especially in-tune with the

fitness needs of senior adults.

From group exercise classes,

free weights and fitness

machines to personal training

and more, you can count on

our experienced staff to help

make your time at the gym

productive and enjoyable.

If you’re not already a JCC

fitness member, come for a

tour! Experience our friendly,

casual atmosphere and what

makes us different from other

facilities. If you are a fitness

member, step out of your

regular routine and add a

fresh twist to your workouts with massage,

nutritional counseling or TRX suspension

training. Whatever exercise program

you choose, you can count on the JCC to

support you every step of the way.

Check out all that the JCC Sports &

Fitness Center has to offer:

• Open 7 days per week

• Over 25 cardio machines

• Keiser M3 bikes

• Banked indoor running/walking track

• Comprehensive free-weight area and strength

training machines

• Clean showers and locker rooms with

towel service provided

• Over 50 group exercise classes offered weekly

• Collegiate-size gymnasium

• Free orientation by our professional staff

Not already a fitness member? Call us today

at 315-234-4522 for a tour!

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FAMILY GYM

Ages: 3 and up

Day: Sundays (starting Sept. 27)

Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Fee: Free for fitness members

Non-members – $5 per child,

$10 per family maximum

Parents and their children will get moving and

enjoy a variety of structured and unstructured

play with our obstacle courses, floor mats and

inflatable tumbling run. Other activities include

“kidnastics,” stretching, mini-soccer, mini-basketball

and “circle” activities. Parents should

be prepared to participate with their children.

Days:

Time:

Fee:

Neurological

MOVEMENT THERAPY

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

12:30–1:30 pm

Free for fitness members

Non-members – $50/month or

$6.00/session

Each specialized 60-minute session is geared

toward helping enhance the quality of life of

individuals coping with the effects of neurological

disorders such as stroke, Parkinson’s

Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Muscular

Dystrophy. The instructor works with participants

to execute various strength, balance and

resistance exercises. Please call 315-234-4522

to RSVP.

Nutritional Counseling

Consult with Registered Dietitian Alicia Frisbee

to develop your very own personalized dietary

and nutritional program. Frisbee, a Johnson

& Wales University and SU graduate, works in

acute, sub-acute and long-term care settings

and is a member of the American Dietitian Association.

Call the Fitness Center desk today at

315-234-4522 to set up an appointment.

One-on-one 50 Minutes 30 Minutes

1 session $45 $25

5 session $215 $120

10 sessions $400 $230

20 sessions $775 $420

Small group, 2 people, 50 minutes only

1 session $65

5 sessions $300

10 sessions $550

20 sessions $1,000

For children, tweens and teens

Plyometrics & Core

Strengthening Class

Ages: 9–19

Days: Sundays

Time:

Cost:

12–1 pm

Free for fitness members

$10 for non-members

Calling all young athletes! See how you

can benefit from enhanced core strength

and the dynamics of plyometrics training.

This program teaches core strengthening

techniques and the biomechanics of how to

move in a more fluid manner. Results typically

include an exponential increase in speed,

power and increased fluidity of motion.

Girls Teen Training

Ages: Teens

Days: Tuesdays, Thursdays

Time: 3:30–4:30 pm

Cost: Free for fitness members

$10 for non-members

Working with a JCC personal trainer, teens

will focus on strength and conditioning

techniques designed specifically for their

bodies. Sessions also will focus on stretching

and flexibility.

One-on-One Personal Training

As low as $24 per half-hour. Stop by the

Sports & Fitness desk to set up a time and for

a list of specials.

Rates

50 minutes

1 session ...................$55

5 session ...................$260

10 sessions .................$495

20 sessions .................$935

50 sessions .................$2,200

30 minutes

1 session ...................$30

5 sessions ..................$140

10 sessions .................$270

20 sessions .................$510

50 sessions .................$1,200

Speed up your results!

Workout with one of our

experienced trainers.

Call 315-234-4522 today

for an appointment!

Call 315-234-4522

to register for these classes.

PERSONAL TRAINING

Boys Teen Training

Ages: Teens

Days: Tuesdays, Thursdays

Time: 3–3:50 pm

Cost: Free for fitness members

$10 for non-members

Working with JCC Sports & Fitness Director

Joe Yager, teens will focus on strength and

conditioning specifically designed for their

bodies. Sessions typically include stretching,

plyometrics, feet drills, core conditioning and

age-appropriate weight training.

Two-on-One Personal Training

More fun for everyone!

Rates

1 session ...................$70

5 sessions ..................$340

10 sessions .................$595

20 sessions .................$1,120

Fitness Assessments

Are you making improvements? Find out by

having a Fitness Assessment.

Cost: $55 for 45 minutes

Fitness Assessments include:

1) Height

measurement

2) Weight check

3) Heart rate

recording (resting,

warm-up and training)

4) Blood pressure

reading

5) Body fat

percentage calculation

6) Body mass index

calculation

7) Cardio respiratory

fitness evaluation

8) Flexibility check

9) Muscle strength

and endurance

analysis (upper body

and core)

10) Girth

measurements

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Tap dance classes return to the JCC starting Sept. 30

The JCC of Syracuse will again hold weekly

adult tap dance classes this fall starting

on Sept. 30. Because of upcoming Jewish

holidays, for the first two weeks only—

Sept. 30 and Oct. 6—the class will meet on

Wednesday evenings. Thereafter, on Oct.

13 and for the remainder of the fall, classes

will be held on Tuesdays. The classes will

run through Dec. 15.

Four class levels will be offered each

evening: remedial starting at 6:30 p.m.,

beginner at

7:00 p.m.,

intermediate at

8:00 p.m. and

advanced at

9:00 p.m. The

adult tap classes

are open to

anyone ages 12

and older, and

no prior dance

Fall 2015 Tap Dance

class schedule

Tuesday evenings except

first two classes

Sept. 30 (Wednesday)

Oct. 7 (Wednesday)

13, 20, 27

Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24

Dec. 1, 8, 15

experience is necessary. The cost is $5 per

person each night. No RSVP is necessary

and plenty of free parking is available.

Local attorney and

choreographer Barry

Shulman will once

again lead the classes.

Shulman, who has

held the tap classes

the past several years

at the JCC, teaches

“New York City”

style. Students do not

need to commit to

every class and can

attend as much as

they’d like.

“If you’ve ever wanted to try tap

dancing, these classes are a great way for

both men and women to ‘dive in’ and

experience something new,” says Joe Yager,

JCC sports and fitness director. “Barry

does a great job of getting both newcomers

and experienced dancers alike moving and

having fun each night.”

Shulman, who is of counsel to the

law firm Gilberti, Stinziano, Heintz and

Smith, has taught many principal dancers

on Broadway and with national tours.

He keeps the cost of the tap classes to a

minimum and donates the proceeds to the

JCC of Syracuse. Shulman received the

JCC’s Kovod Gadol award in 2013 for his

extraordinary commitment, energy and

loyalty to the JCC.

For more information about the adult

tap dance classes, contact the JCC’s Sports

and Fitness Center at 315-234-4522 or visit

www.jccsyr.org.

Post-rehab fitness

at the JCC

Picking up where your physical therapist left off

Still looking to make gains in your recovery

or maintain function after completing your

rehab program?

Post-rehab at the JCC

may be able to help.

We have experience

working with clients

after discharge from

physical therapy and chiropractic care. We

will consult with your physical therapist or

While we do not provide medical treatment,

our post-rehab fitness program does offer

the following services:

• Fitness Assessments

• Strength Training

• Flexibility Training

• Cardiovascular Training

• Functional Conditioning

physician to develop and implement a fitness

program tailored specifically for you.

Here at the JCC, our post-rehab services

have assisted many clients with improving

their level of function, strength, flexibility

and endurance, as well as weight loss. For a

free, no-obligation post-rehab consultation,

contact Joe Yager today at 315-234-4522,

ext. 144, or jyager@jccsyr.org.

Neulander Family Sports & Fitness Center at the JCC of Syracuse

315.234.4522 • www.jccsyr.org • 5655 Thompson Rd. DeWitt, NY 13214

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Neulander

Family Sports & Fitness Center

FALL 2015

GRouP EXERCISE CLASS SCHEDULE

SUN

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

6 AM

5:45 – 6:40 AM

Muscle Sculpting

Marie

5:45 – 6:30 AM

Group Cycle

Karen B.

5:45 – 6:40 AM

Muscle Sculpting

Marie

5:45 – 6:30 AM

Group Cycle

Karen B.

5:45 – 6:40 AM

Muscle Sculpting

Marie

7 AM

6:45 – 7:30 AM

Hooping

Karen B.

6:45 – 7:30 AM

Yoga

Linda R.-S.

8 AM

9 AM

10 AM

11 AM

12 PM

9:00 – 9:45 AM

Group Cycle

Team

9:50 – 10:35 AM

Muscle Sculpting

Team

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Family Gym - Team

(starts 9/27)

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Teen Plyometrics

Michael

8:15 – 9:00 AM

HIT Training

Marie

9:00 – 9:45 AM

Exercise Chair* - Joe

9:00 – 9:45 AM

Zumba - Hareen

10:00 – 10:45 AM

Group Cycle - Kim

10:00 – 10:55 AM

Restorative Yoga

Linda R.-S.

11:00 – 11:50 AM

Senior Strength

& Balance**

Donna

8:00 – 8:55 AM

Yoga

Mary

9:00 – 9:55 AM

Group Cycle

Marie L.

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Pilates

Sue L.

11:05 AM

Chair

Class*

Sue L.

11:05 AM

NIA

Elaine

8:00 – 8:55 AM

Cardio

Conditioning

Mary Beth

9:00 AM

Step &

Sculpt

Vanessa

9:00 AM

Yoga*

Kelly

10:15 – 11:00 AM

Zumba

Sandy/Paula

11:00 – 11:50 AM

Senior Strength &

Balance

Sandy/Paula

12:00 – 12:45 PM

Group Cycle

Team

8:45 – 9:30

Group Cycle

Marie

9:30 – 10:30 AM

Yoga

Kay

10:30 AM

Pilates

Karen

11:35 AM

NIA

Elaine

11:00 AM

Exercise

Chair*

Joe

8:00 – 8:50 AM

Muscle Sculpting

Peg

9:00 AM

Yoga*

Hareen

9:00 AM

Step &

Sculpt

Vanessa

10:00 AM

Zumba Gold - Sandy

10:00 AM

Group Cycle - Kim

10:00 AM

Tai Chi Arthritis* - Genoa

11:00 – 11:50 AM

Senior Strength &

Balance

Sandy

8:15 – 9:00 AM

Group Cycle

Bev

9:00 – 9:50 AM

Zumba 1st, 4th, 5th Sat.

Cardio Cond. 2nd Sat.

Cardio Kick 3rd Sat.

10:30 – 11:30 AM

NIA

Team

*Class Meets Upstairs

4 PM

5 PM

6 PM

7 PM

Tap Dance class

with Barry is

returning this fall

starting Sept. 30!

6:30–7 pm

Remedial

(Sneaking Ahead)

7–8 pm

Beginner Tap

8–9 pm

Intermediate Tap

See page 29 for

details.

5:45 PM

TRX***

Bev

5:45 PM

Zumba

Paula

6:35 – 7:30 PM

Yogalates/Pilates

Paula/Karen M.

3:00 – 3:50 PM

Boys Teen Training

Team

3:30 – 4:30 PM

Girls Teen Training

Team

5:45 PM

Group

Cycle

Bev

5:45 PM

Pilates/

Barre

Sue L.

6:35 – 7:05 PM

Begin. Cycle

Bev

5:45 – 6:30 PM

Muscle Sculpting

Team

6:35 – 7:30 PM

Barre & Pilates

Combo

Sue L.

3:00 – 3:50 PM

Boys Teen Training

Team

3:30 – 4:30 PM

Girls Teen Training

Team

5:45 – 6:30 PM

Piloxing

Paige

6:35 – 7:35 PM

Yogalates

Linda S.

Group exercise classes, except TRX, are

included in full-fitness memberships. Fee for

non-fitness members is $10/drop-in.

**The Seniors Class on Mondays at 11 am

is free to all seniors. The Seniors Class on

Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 a.m. carry a fee

for non-fitness members and non-members.

Questions? Please call or stop by the Fitness

Center desk.

***TRX fee: $15 for fitness members,

$25 for non-members.

Schedule is subject to change. Classes

may be cancelled if minimum enrollment

levels are not met.

The JCC Neulander

Family

Sports & Fitness Center

at the JCC of Syracuse

For more information, contact the Fitness Center desk at 315-234-4522.

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Neulander

Group

Exercise Classes

Family Sports & Fitness Center

• All classes are free for fitness members

(except TRX suspension training).

• $10 per class for non-fitness members.

315-445-2360 | www.jccsyr.org

• $15 per TRX class for fitness members;

$25 per TRX class for non-members.

MIND

AND

BODY

Barre

A combination of ballet techniques

with Pilates movements and

principles offers an energizing

workout that strengthens, stretches

and tones the body.

NIA (Neuromuscular Integrative Action)

NIA is a blend of concepts, cultures, theories and

movement from the east and west. It is a barefoot

technique offering a fusion of movement styles.

Experience the expressiveness of dance, the power of

martial arts and the wisdom of the healing arts.

Pilates

Based on the principles of Joseph Pilates, this class’

multiple levels of participation uses bands, magic

circles, stability balls and BOSUs. Mostly done on a

mat, but some standing work is incorporated as well.

Restorative Yoga

Hatha Yoga based exercises include gentle stretching,

breathing techniques and balance postures. The

class focuses on strengthening of body and posture

alignment. The many benefits include relaxation and an

improved sense of well being. Come enjoy.

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Chi is an ancient practice proven to improve mental

and physical well being. Tai Chi for Arthritis uses gentle

Sun-style Tai Chi movements to help reduce stress,

improve breathing and develop balance, mobility and

body awareness. All ability levels are welcome and you

don’t need to be diagnosed with arthritis to participate.

Yoga

A hybrid style drawing from Vinyasa, Lyengar and

Viniyoga that brings physical benefits by integrating

body and mind performance. Bring a towel, water and

we recommend that you bring your own Yoga mat.

Yogalates

This class is a fusion of Yoga and Pilates. See each

description above for further details.

ALL

FITNESS

LEVELS

Cardio Conditioning

This high-energy class offers all

the benefits of a muscle sculpting

class combined with different

cardio techniques such as steps,

BOSU ball and glides. Format will

differ from class to class to offer the best fat- and

calorie-burning workout in town.

Cardio Kick

A combination of aerobics, boxing and martial arts,

this is one of the most popular fitness trends to hit

gyms in recent years. This intense total-body workout

can improve strength, aerobic fitness, flexibility,

coordination and balance.

Group Cycle

Designed by an Olympic mountain-biking coach,

the Keiser M3 Plus bike brings the mountain-biking

experience indoors to safely deliver a full-body workout.

Unlike other cycling classes which just work the legs,

this cutting-edge cycling class works the whole body.

H.I.T (High Intensity Training)

Forty-five minutes of high intensity training exercises

with weights, bands and cardio intervals thrown in to

help get your heart rate up in that cardio zone. All while

sculpting and toning your muscles!

Hooping

Have fun while having a flashback to when you were a

kid! Enjoy a variety of hooping techniques to exercise

your arms, legs, abdomen and glutes. Hooping

improves flexibility, balance, motor skills, hand-eye

coordination and endurance. Plus, you’ll feel happy!

Muscle Sculpting

Instructors use barbells, free weights, bands and balls

to create the ultimate total body shaping class.

PILOXING ®

This fun and challenging class blends the power, speed

and agility of boxing with the beautiful sculpting and

flexibility of Pilates. The resulting unique mix of moves

provides a fat-torching, muscle-sculpting, core-centric

interval workout guaranteed to whip you into shape!

Using weighted gloves adds to the workout by toning

the arms and maximizing cardiovascular health.

Step & Sculpt

A dynamic blend of step and cardiovascular activities

along with intervals of strength movements help

increase muscle tone and the body’s metabolism. An

overall power packed workout!

TRX Suspension Training

Fee: $15 for fitness members, $25 non-members

TRX (Total Body Resistance Exercise) utilizes a band

(two-handled nylon strap) to harness the power of

gravity and movement for body weight exercises. The

result is a mix of support and mobility to train strength,

endurance, flexibility, coordination, balance, power and

core stability across a wide range of resistance.

Zumba

A fusion of Latin and international music provides the

backdrop for a blood pumping, effective cardiovascular

workout for all ages. A variety of fast and slow rhythms

help tone and sculpt the body while you learn easyto-follow

dance steps. Zumba Gold is the low-impact

version for all levels.

BASIC

Chair Class

Exercises designed for a chair for those individuals who

have difficulty getting down to the floor for mat work. Also

some standing work for balance training.

Exercise Chair

Working on a push-pull pulley system, the exercise

chair allows for a total body workout while sitting. They

are extremely easy to use and help increase flexibility,

balance, endurance and strength. The chair can

accommodate those with very limited mobility to those

who can get around and are looking to tone and increase

their upper body.

SENIORS CLASS

Senior Strength & Balance

Day: Mondays

Fee: Free – open to all seniors in the community

Day: Wednesdays, Fridays

Fee: Free for fitness members

$5 for non-fitness members

$10 for non-members

This class is designed to get senior adults moving. Set

to big band and oldies music, participants will dance

and execute chair exercises that are less strenuous on

the body. It provides a low impact workout that will help

improve participant’s strength and balance.

For the latest class

schedule updates visit

www.jccsyr.org.

JCC membership is not required to take

group exercise classes.

For more information, call the

Fitness desk at 315-234-4522.

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Get someone to join, get an extra month

added to your JCC membership!

New member referral program

For JCC of Syracuse members*

What’s in it for you (our current member):

Refer a friend or family member who joins the JCC

Sports & Fitness Center and get one month added to

your annual membership term. No referral caps or limits!

What your friend or family member gets:

15% off any JCC of Syracuse Sports & Fitness Center

annual membership.

Questions? Stop by the fitness desk or call

315-445-2040, ext. 140.

The JCC Neulander

Family

Sports & Fitness Center

at the JCC of Syracuse

*Must be a current JCC of Syracuse member in good standing.

Physical Therapy available at the JCC

Alexander Talev

PT, DPT, Cert. MDT, CSCS

• Neck/back pain, orthopedic &

neurological rehab., balance & fall

prevention/rehab.

• One-on-one individualized care.

• Additional programs: Maintenance

Therapy, Postural Restoration,

Weekend Warrior Recovery Program.

MASSAGE at the JCC

• NEW! Custom fit, 3-D printed, state of

the art foot orthotics provide ultimate

fit, comfort, alignment correction, and

pain relief—no referral needed.

• Insurance and self-pay options

available.

• Free consultations.

Home Stretch Physical Therapy

315.569.9308 • homestretchpt@gmail.com • 5655 Thompson Rd., DeWitt

We offer a unique blend of

massage modalities to fit every

client’s needs.

For more information and to book

an appointment, call the fitness

desk at 315-234-4522.

Family Gym

at the JCC Sports & Fitness Center

Fun for the whole family!

• Inflatable gymnastics

tumbling run

• Obstacle courses

• Floor mats

• Mini-soccer

• Mini-basketball

• Kidnastics

• ...and more!

STARTS

SEPT. 27

We offer lots of structured and

unstructured play options. Please

be prepared to participate with

our child. Come and have a blast!

Ages: 3 and up

Day: Sundays 11:30 am–12:30 pm

(starting Sept. 27)

Fee: Free for fitness members

Non-members – $5 per child,

$10 per family maximum

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Tributes

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The following tributes were received from May 1, 2015, to August 1, 2015.

TO FROM TO FROM

BERT & LAURA ERLEBACHER CULTURAL & EDUCATION FUND

Mr. Lynn and Dr. Corinne Smith In memory of your sister Robin

Mark & Marci Erlebacher

Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm Smith In loving memory of your sister Robin

Mark & Marci Erlebacher

Marjorie & Larry Loeb In loving memory of your mother Libby

Mark & Marci Erlebacher

Dr. Jeff & Joanne Maloff In loving memory of your mother Libby

Mark & Marci Erlebacher

Marci Erlebacher

In honor of Marci and her commitment

to the Jewish community

Nanette Sable & Louis Green

GENERAL OPERATING FUND

The Maloff Family

In memory of Libby Maloff

Valarie, Seth, Talia & Asher Maloff

The Maloff Family

In memory of Libby Maloff

Benedict & Gloria Alibrandi

Margie Loeb

In memory of Libby Maloff

Robin, Sarah & Sam

Marjorie & Larry Loeb In loving memory of our Aunt Libby

Heidi & David

Marjorie Maloff

On memory of Libby Maloff

Carlene Tsai & Stacy Ho

Dr. & Mrs.

In loving memory of Libby Maloff

Joanne Maloff & Family David & Lynn Horowitch

Margie Loeb, Arnie Maloff & In memory of Libby Maloff

Jeff Maloff

Dr. Morris Torres & Mrs. Judith Torres

The Maloff Family

In memory of Libby Maloff

Mark & Mary Currell

The Maloff Family

In memory of Libby Maloff

Endodontics, Inc.

Arnie Maloff

In memory of Libby Maloff

Stephanie Simon & Jay Epstein

Dr. Jeffrey Maloff,

In memory of Libby Maloff

Margie Loeb, Stephen Maloff Herbert & Ilene Mendel

& Dr. Arnie Maloff

Dr. Jeffrey Maloff

In memory of Libby Maloff

Arthur McCann

Jeffrey & Joanne Maloff Thinking of you during this difficult time

Lisa B. & Gary Philipson & Family

GENERAL OPERATING FUND (cont.)

The Maloff Family

In memory of Libby Maloff

Howard & Lorraine Moskow

Margie Loeb

In memory of Libby Maloff

The Hamlet Crest Home Owners Association

c/o Joy Moss

Dr. & Mrs. Arnold Maloff In memory of Libby Maloff

Lois Anderson

Dr. Jeff Maloff

In memory of Libby Maloff

Dr. James & Debbie Monaco

The Maloff Family

In memory of Libby Maloff, loved

mother and grandmother

Shelly & Karen Kruth

Jeff & Joanne Maloff In memory of Libby Maloff

Judy & Jerry Laffer

Dr. Jeffrey Maloff & Family In memory of Libby Maloff

Carole & Harvey Koenig

Mrs. Margie Loeb & Family In memory of your mother, Libby Maloff

Carole & Bob Millstein

Hecky Alpert

In honor of your Hall of Fame Award

Carole & Bob Millstein

George Wladis

In honor of your Hall of Fame Award

Carole & Bob Millstein

Mr. Lynn & Dr. Corinne Smith Condolences on the loss of your sister, Robin

Jewish Community Center Board of Directors

Malka Roseberry

Deep condolences on the loss

of your brother-in-law

Nancy & Lloyd Kasow

Steven Sisskind

Happy 60th Birthday

Linda & Joel Rosenberg

Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm Smith Condolences on the loss of your sister Robin

Jewish Community Center Board of Directors

Dr. Jeff & Joanne Maloff In memoriam of Libby Maloff

The Onondaga Dental Society

Marjorie Loeb & Family In memory of Libby Maloff

Arthur & Kathleen Liberman

Ellen Stein & Family

Deep condolences on the loss of

your beloved husband, Phil

Nancy & Lloyd Kasow

> Continued on page 34

$15/class for fitness members

$25/class for non-members

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Tributes

May 1, 2015, to August 1, 2015 (cont.)

TO FROM TO FROM

GYMNASIUM FUND

The Family of Malcolm Smith

In memory of Robin Smith

Lois Roth

IDA RUBIN SENIOR ADULT NUTRITION ENDOWMENT FUND

Mariette DeWolf

In loving memory of your brother

Cindy & Jeff Stein

Sheldon & Mateele Kall In honor of Sheldon & Mateele Kall’s

50th Anniversary!

Jeffrey & Cindy Stein

Shirley Szafran & Family With our deepest sympathy in memory of your

beloved husband, father & grandfather, Nate

Alan & Myrna Koldin

The Maloff Family

In memory of Libby Maloff

Rita Levinson

The Maloff Family

In memory of Libby Maloff

Marsha & Aaron Zimmerman

Marjorie & Larry Loeb In memory of Mrs. Libby Maloff

Jeff & Cindy Stein

Joanne & Jeff Maloff In memory of Mrs. Libby Maloff

Jeff & Cindy Stein

Myrna & Alan Koldin In honor of your 40th wedding anniversary

David & Ruth Miller

Myrna & Alan Koldin In honor of your 40th wedding anniversary

Gail Horwitz

JCC Annual Meeting & Gala

George Wladis

In honor of your Hall of Fame Award

Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead

Michael Moss

In honor of your Hall of Fame Award

Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead

Hecky Alpert

In honor of your Hall of Fame Award

Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead

Debbie Goldwein

In honor of the Kovod Gadol Award to

Debbie Goldwein; a great neighbor, friend

and human being

Lorraine Rapp & Jeffrey Kirshner

Michael Moss

In honor of your Hall of Fame recognition

Frances & Marvin Davis

Hecky Alpert

In honor of your Hall of Fame recognition

Selma Radin

Michael Moss

In honor of your Hall of Fame recognition

Selma Radin

Debbie Goldwein

In honor of your Kovod Gadol Award

Shari & Stephen Cohen

Nancy Kasow

In honor of Nancy Kasow

Very proud of you!

With much love, Cousins Melinda & Rich

George Wladis

In honor of your Hall of Fame Award

Brenda Neuss

George Wladis

Congratulations, Luv ya

Winnie Greenberg

Nancy Kasow

Mazel Tov

Gloria & Martin Finkelson

JCC Annual Meeting & Gala (cont.)

Michael Moss

In honor of being a recipient of this year’s

Hall of Fame Award

Howard & Ann Port

JEFFREY SUSSMAN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND

George Wladis

Congratulations on your much deserved award

Jackie & Neil Kassel

Ken & Susi Ritzenberg In memory of Peggy Ritzenberg

Karen & Shelly Kruth

Joanne Maloff & Family In memory of Alan Lipton, beloved

father & grandfather

Karen & Shelly Kruth

JEROME AND PHYLLIS CHARNEY

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Mrs. Marsha Glatter & Family Sincere sympathy on the passing of your

beloved mother and grandmother, Ann Roberts

Phyllis Charney

SENIOR MEAL PROGRAM FUND

Joanne & Jeffrey Maloff In loving memory of your father Alan

Mark & Marci Erlebacher

SYDELLE ROTHMAN ECDP SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Maloff Family

In memory of Libby Maloff

Stacy Loeb & James Borin

Sheri Dropkin

In memory of your brother

Brenda & Gilbert Hoffman

Andrea Sacks

In memory of your father

Brenda & Gilbert Hoffman

Steven Sisskind

In honor of Steven’s 60 Birthday

Fran Kamp

Celebrate, honor and remember

To commemorate special occasions —births, birthdays,

graduations, anniversaries, weddings, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, or

to perpetuate the memory of a loved one—the JCC welcomes

tax-deductible gifts to one of our many endowments and

special funds. The JCC will send an acknowledgement

card to the individual (or next of kin) in whose name the

contribution was made. Some of our funds are listed below.

For further information, please contact Mariette DeWolf at

315-445-2040, ext. 112.

Ava & Irving Raphael Maccabi Endowment Fund

Ben Meltzer Endowment Fund

Bert & Laura Erlebacher Cultural & Education Fund

General Operating Fund

Ida Rubin Senior Adult Nutrition Endowment Fund

Jeffrey Sussman Athletic Scholarship Fund

Leadership Development Fund

Morris & Dorothy Cohen Endowment Fund

Sydelle Rothman ECDP Scholarship Fund

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BIRTHDAY

PARTIES

AT THE

JCC

For pre-schoolers, school-age kids and teens!

Make your child’s birthday memorable with one of our

awesome theme parties!

• Arts and Crafts

• Best in Entertainment

• Fun and Games

• Gaga Pit Party

• Glitter and Glam

• Inflatable Fun

• Pre-school Party

• Sports and Fitness

• Teen Party

• Yoga and Fitness

Start planning your party today! Contact Erin Hart at

315-445-2040, ext. 133, or ehart@jccsyr.org.

5655 Thompson Rd., DeWitt

315-445-2360 • www.jccsyr.org


5655 Thompson Rd.

DeWitt, NY 13214

NONPROFIT ORG.

U.S. POSTAGE

PAID

SYRACUSE, NY

PERMIT NO. 2392

Welcome.

We’re all about families and the community coming together to share, celebrate

and live well. With programs and services for all ages, there’s something for

everyone at the JCC! Come for a visit and tour. You don’t have to be Jewish to

become a member of the JCC.

Adults & Families

• Classes, social, entertainment

After School &

Children’s Programs (K-6)

• Vacation camps, snow days, school

breaks, before school care (J-D)

Children’s Classes

• Dance, gymnastics, sports

Early Childhood

• Pre-school, toddler/infant care

Outdoor Heated Pool

• Aquatics programs

Senior Programs

Sports & Fitness

• Basketball courts, exercise classes,

gym, indoor track, personal training,

aquatics programs

Summer Camps

Teen Exercise & Social Programs

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