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WINTER PROGRAM GUIDE

2016-17

Adults

After School

Children &

Families

Early

Childhood

Development

Seniors

Sports & Fitness

Summer Camp

Teens

A place where everyone belongs.


Another full house for

Tuesday evening Adult

Tap Dance class with

Barry Shulman.

JCC Fitness member

Rob Kantrowitz

works out on the new

Converging Chest

Press machine.

Pictured, from left, is JCC of Syracuse Executive

Director Marci Erlebacher, filmmaker Dani Menkin

and Syracuse International Film Festival Artistic

Director Owen Shapiro following the screening of

Menkin’s latest film, On the Map, at the JCC on

Oct. 23 as part of this year’s film festival.

Fall

Scrapbook

Fun with fall art in the Early

Childhood Development Program.

Early Childhood

Development Program

field trip to the apple

orchard.

Above: School-age children playing a board game

during a recent vacation camp. Below: Some football

fun on the playground in the After School Program.

Pictured at the Sept. 20

Sisterhood Symposium

are the event’s featured

speakers Dr. Eitan Fishbane

(left), associate professor of

Jewish Thought at Jewish

Theological Seminary in

New York City, and Rabbi

Andrew Pepperstone,

spiritual leader of

Congregation Beth Sholom-

Chevra Shas.

Step & Sculpt group exercise class.


Our Jewish Community Center

315-445-2360 | www.jccsyr.org

November 2016

Dear Friends,

It’s that time again when we reflect on our

accomplishments over the past year and highlight the

many ways in which we have advanced our Jewish

Community Center’s mission. As the nucleus of the

Syracuse Jewish community, the JCC often transcends its

mission by becoming a necessity in the lives of many in

our community.

This past year we continued to support hundreds of

local working families with quality childcare through

our Early Childhood

Development Program and

After School Program. At

the other end of the age

spectrum, our support

of area seniors remains stronger than ever. Our hot,

nutritious and delicious senior kosher meals served up

five days a week have developed quite a following. The

JCC’s Neighborhood Advisor Program continues to grow

and help more seniors remain living independently in

the community. This year also was a milestone for our

Family Sports & Fitness Center as we renovated many

areas of our facility and replaced nearly all of our exercise

equipment.

How wonderful it is that nobody need

wait a single moment before starting to

improve the world.

– Anne Frank

We’ve been able to achieve all of these things—and

more—thanks to the wonderful support from our

community, and the many dedicated members and

I care about the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse and its future. I also identify with and understand

the importance of the JCC to Jewish life in this community. I would like to make the following contribution*:

q Pillar $1,000

q Founder $500

q Supporter $250

q Patron $100

donors like you. As we once again kick off another endof-year

campaign, we ask that you help us further our

mission of providing quality programs and services

rooted in Judaic traditions and teachings. Please

remember that when you give to the JCC, you provide

a gift that lasts throughout the year. Your generous

donation will positively impact the lives of many Central

New Yorkers, while also helping the JCC to maintain its

key role in our community.

As we close out another successful year, help us continue

our long tradition of serving the diverse needs of our

friends and neighbors. Please make a tax-deductible

contribution to the JCC today. Your end-of-year gift

will help ensure that our essential programming and

services continue moving forward throughout the

coming year.

Sincerely,

Marci Erlebacher

Executive Director

q Friend $50

q “Two Life” $36

q Chai $18

q Other

Steven Sisskind

Board President

P.S. For your convenience, please use the below form

to submit your tax-deductible JCC contribution today!

Questions? Call us at 315-445-2360.

$_______

#

Name ___________________________________________________________________________

Address _________________________________________________________________________

City _________________________________ State ________________ Zip ______________

Phone _______________________________ Email ____________________________________

Thank you for your

generous contribution!

q Check

Make check payable to: JCC of Syracuse

Mail check and completed form to:

*A contribution does not constitute membership.

JCC of Syracuse

5655 Thompson Rd.

DeWitt, NY 13214

q Credit Card (MasterCard, VISA, Discover, Amex)

Acct. # ________________________________________

Exp. Date ______________________________________

Signature ______________________________________

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Supporting Your Center

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.

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 34.) 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 Erin

Hart at 315-445-2040, ext. 112.

End-of-Year Donation

Designate your United Way

donation to support the JCC

If you participate in the United Way

Community Campaign where you work

or as an individual donor, please consider

designating all or part of your gift to the

JCC of Syracuse. This can easily be done

on the back of your pledge card. Your

generous contribution to the JCC through

the United Way donor program will go a

long way in supporting your JCC.

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.

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. We recently mailed out

our end-of-year campaign letters

requesting your generous support.

For your convenience, a copy of this

letter is reprinted on page 3 along

with the form to use for making a taxdeductible

end-of-year contribution if

you haven’t already done so. No gift

is too small and all donations to the

JCC are greatly appreciated!

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

Erin Hart 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.

Plant a tree in Israel—no travel

required!

Help make our world a little greener.

Support the JCC’s “Plant a Tree” card

fundraiser to have a tree planted in

Israel or at one of more than 35 other

reforestation sites around the world.

See page 33 for details.

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Welcome

315-445-2360 | www.jccsyr.org

Marci Erlebacher

Executive Director

Don Cronin

Controller

Nick Finlayson

Membership Director

Tammy Barzee

Daytime Receptionist

Erin Hart

Executive Asst./

Office Manager

Will Wallak

Marketing Director

Alan Davis

Operations Director

Deborah Stonecipher

Evening Receptionist

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.

Contents

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

Contacts .........................................7

Early Childhood Development .....................9

Gift Cards order form .............................13

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

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

High school Battle of the Bands coming Jan. 14 .......21

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

JCC’s Neighborhood Advisor Program ..............23

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

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

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

Tributes .........................................34

2016–2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President

Vice-Presidents

Treasurer

Secretary

Immediate

Past President

Past President

Board Members

Steven Sisskind

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

Sara Temes

Debbie Goldwein

Alan E. Lipsy

Andrea Knoller

Tara Burgess Booher

Jayne Charlamb

Rebecca Cohen

Linda R. Drimer

Adam DuChene

Mary Anne C. Gillson

Susan Gingold

Ben Gnacik

Ann Goldstein

Bud Greenman

Michael A. Klein

Mark Levy

Joanne Maloff

Harriet Mead

Ilene Feldman Mendel

Lynne Pascale

Sarah Rose Pinsky

Neil Rosenbaum

Philip Rothschild

Phillip D. Rubenstein

Susan Sloane

Amy P. Sumida

Diane Wladis

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REGISTRATION INFO

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 to:

JCC of Syracuse

5655 Thompson Rd.

DeWitt, NY 13214

Fax: 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 may 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 We do not

send registration confirmations. We will notify you

only if a class is cancelled. The JCC reserves

the right to cancel a class 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 one-year

commitment. Annual membership is nonrefundable

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.

After School withdrawals, changes

To ensure proper staffing ratios, changes or

withdrawals must be made in writing to the After

School Program by the 15th of the month (or

next business day) prior to the month when the

change will occur. If written notification is not

received, you are responsible for the original billed

amount. Increases in days and times are based on

availability.

ECDP withdrawals, changes

Enrollment in ECDP is a commitment to our

10-month school year which consists of three

sessions: September–November, December–

February and March–June. Any program

withdrawals or enrollment changes must be made

30 days before the start of a session. For further

details, dates and deadlines, please contact the

ECDP office at 315-445-2040, ext. 120.

FYIFOR YOUR

INFORMATION

JCC community menorah lightings start Dec. 26

Come celebrate Chanukah at our weekday community menorah lightings starting on Monday,

Dec. 26 at 4 p.m. here at the JCC of Syracuse. Join Rabbi Evan Shore of Shaarei Torah Orthodox

Congregation of Syracuse along with children from the JCC’s After School Program in celebrating

the Festival of Lights. The menorah lightings are free and open to the public. For more information,

call the JCC of Syracuse at 315-445-2360.

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 Erin

Hart 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.

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2016-2017 HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

Dec. 25 .......Closed

Jan. 1, 2017 ....New Year’s Day – Closed

April 10 .......Close at 5:00 pm

Eve of Passover

April 11, 12 ....Passover – Closed

April 17, 18 ....Passover – Closed

May 29 ........Memorial Day – Closed

May 30 ........Close at 6 pm

Eve of Shavuot

May 31, June 1 ..Shavuot – Closed

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

Closed

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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 a.m. 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

Erin Hart ..............Executive Assistant/Ofc. Manager... x112

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

Abbie Tricome. ........Bookkeeper ...................... x138

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

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

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

Tammy Barzee.........Daytime Receptionist.............. x100

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

Adult and Senior Programming

Cindy Stein

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

Marcie Sauer

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

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

Children & Teen Services

Mick Hagan

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

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)

Patrick Scott...........Sports & Fitness Director. ......... x144

Sherri Lamanna

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

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Free JCC teen daytrip December 11

Local teenagers looking to explore and

celebrate their Jewish heritage will have

an opportunity to do just that during

an upcoming road trip to Philadelphia.

The Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community

Center of Syracuse, in collaboration with

area synagogues, will host a “JCC Teen

Initiative” excursion for students in grades

8-12 to the National Museum of American

Jewish History on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016.

The bus will depart at 8 a.m. from the JCC

of Syracuse and return to the JCC around

10:30 p.m.

This free outing includes roundtrip

travel, museum admission, a guided tour

and a kosher lunch and dinner. There are

only 35 spots available on a first come,

first served basis. The registration form is

available from the JCC by calling 315-445-

2360 or visiting www.jccsyr.org. The “JCC

Teen Initiative” daytrip is sponsored by the

Joseph Elman Family Fund for Holocaust

Studies at the Jewish Community

Foundation of Central New York.

“We are very excited to coordinate

this trip and give local teens a chance

to connect with the history of Jews in

America,” said Marci Erlebacher, JCC

PJ LIBRARY IN CNY – A JEWISH COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

of Syracuse executive director. “With

so much to do and see at the museum,

this is a wonderful opportunity for our

young people to appreciate who they are

and discover their place in the Jewish-

American experience.”

Leading the “JCC Teen Initiative”

excursion and traveling with the teens

will be the JCC’s Mick Hagan, director

of children and teen services. Hagan

heads up a number of JCC teen programs

throughout the year, including summer

camps and the annual high school Battle of

the Bands held each January.

The National Museum of American

Jewish History, located on Independence

Mall in Philadelphia, Pa., was established

in 1976 and is the only museum in the

nation dedicated exclusively to exploring

and interpreting the American Jewish

experience. With more than 25,000 objects,

the museum is the repository of the largest

collection of Jewish Americana in the

world.

For more information about the “JCC

Teen Initiative” trip, call 315-445-2360 or

visit www.jccsyr.org.

FREE Jewish bedtime stories for families

raising Jewish children

Sign up online today!

PJ Library in CNY serves children from 6

months to 8 years old in Cortland, Madison,

Onondaga and Oswego Counties.

www.pjlibrary.org

Set aside

the status quo

and grow

By Rabbi Evan Shore

Many associate Chanukah with the

miracle of olive oil, potato latkes and

dreidels. However there is a philosophical

dimension as well. This idea may be found

in the manner that the Chanukah lights are

lit each night.

On the first night of Chanukah we begin

with one candle and add another each

successive night. On the last night of

Chanukah, eight candles are lit. This

process is described in the Talmud as

maalin meen hakodesh vein moreedein,

we strive to ascend in holiness and not

descend.

This idea is very important in our daily

lives. Additionally, it is an important

teaching tool for our children. In general,

Judaism frowns upon the status quo. In

our lives, we are expected to grow in

some way every day. Some growth may

be remarkable while at times in very small

increments.

Our job is to look at ourselves daily

and attempt to build upon our past

experiences and forge ahead with a

clear resolve to continue growing. This

growth may be in many forms, religious

observance, family relationships, character

building, maturation and the list goes on.

This year when we see the glow of the

candles each night of Chanukah may they

be a source of inspiration and motivation

to all of us that each day brings the chance

to make ourselves a little better, kinder

and closer to our Jewish roots.

Connect with us for updates on upcoming

programs and events. PJ Library in CNY is a

program of the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community

Center of Syracuse.

PJ Our Way serves 9–11 year olds by offering

choice and creative outlets.

www.pjourway.org

/PJLibraryCNY

pjcny@jccsyr.org

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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 emphasis is on helping

children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive and enthusiastic

learners.

Jo David

Director

Pam Ranieri

Assistant Director

Christine Flynn

Morning

Receptionist

Jennifer Paine

Evening

Receptionist

/ecdpjccsyr

Inspiring your child’s success!

The JCC’s Jerome and Phyllis Charney

Early Childhood Development Program is

the area’s leading comprehensive childcare

facility and preschool. Our specialized

program uses the Creative Curriculum

paired with NYS Early Learning

Guidelines and a Reggio Emilia-inspired

approach to learning (see p. 10). See how

the JCC can help your child succeed!

• Flexible enrollment 2–5 days a week.

• Professional, nurturing teachers.

• Field trips, music programs and more!

• Clean, secured facility.

• SMART boards in pre-K classrooms.

For more information about our

program, and to schedule a tour, contact

the Early Childhood Director at 315-445-

2040, ext. 122, or jdavid@jccsyr.org.

Early bird

registration starts

February 1, 2017

Open to current JCC members.

Program Hours

Monday–Friday

7 am – 6 pm

The 2016-2017 school

year is currently

underway and runs

through June. There

are still some spaces left in our 3- and

4-year old programs. If you are interested

in enrolling your child for this year, please

contact the Early Childhood Director at

315-445-2040, ext. 122, to set up a tour.

Early registration for the upcoming 2017-2018

school year begins February 1, 2017. We will

send current Early Childhood families and

JCC members registration packets at the end

of January. If you are currently not a member

of the JCC and would like to take advantage

of early registration, you may join the JCC

in February. Enrolling your child early will

guarantee classroom placement. Registration

opens to the public on March 1, 2017.

For each new school year your completed

enrollment paperwork along with the $25

registration fee must be submitted. Additional

enrollment paperwork will be sent home

in May and must be returned no later than

June 14, 2017.

HOW TO REGISTER

Age groups served

Infant — 6 weeks – 8 months

• Must be six weeks old by Sept. 5, 2017

Toddler — 18 months – 36 months

• Must be 18 months by Sept. 5, 2017

Preschool

• Must be age 3 by Dec. 1, 2017

Pre-Kindergarten

• Must be age 4 by Dec. 1, 2017

Withdrawals, changes

Enrollment in ECDP is a commitment to our

10-month school year which consists of three

sessions: September–November, December–

February and March–June. Any program

withdrawals or enrollment changes must be

made 30 days before the start of a session.

Come for a visit

For more information about our program,

and to schedule a tour, contact the Early

Childhood Director at 315-445-2040, ext. 122,

or jdavid@jccsyr.org.

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Jerome and Phyllis

Charney

Early Childhood Development Program

HOW YOUNG CHILDREN LEARN

Much of what children learn and do in

an early childhood program doesn’t come

home in a backpack. Young children

learn best through hands-on and direct

interactive experiences. This type of

learning happens through play and

exploration.

The Jerome and Phyllis Charney Early

Childhood Develop Program uses the

Creative Curriculum paired with the NYS

Early Learning Guidelines, using a Reggio

Emilia inspired approach to learning.

The Reggio Emilia Approach is an

innovative and inspiring approach to

early childhood education which values

the child as strong, capable, resilient and

rich with wonder and knowledge. Every

child brings with them deep curiosity and

potential and this innate curiosity drives

their interest to understand their world

and their place within it. These are the

guiding principles that we stand by when

educating children:

Children are capable of

constructing their own learning

They are driven by their interests to

understand and know more.

Children form an understanding of

themselves and their place in the

world through their interactions

with others

There is a strong focus on social

collaboration, working in groups, where

each child is an equal participant, having

their thoughts and questions valued.

The adult is not the giver of knowledge.

Children search out the knowledge

through their own investigations.

Children are communicators

Children are encouraged to use language

to investigate, explore and reflect on their

experiences. They are listened to with

respect, believing that their questions and

observations are an opportunity to learn

and search together. It is a continual and

collaborative process. Rather than the child

asking questions and the adult answering,

the search is undertaken together.

The environment is the third

teacher

The environment is recognized for

its potential to inspire children. An

environment filled with natural light, order

and beauty. Open spaces free from clutter,

where every material is considered for its

purpose, every corner is ever-evolving to

encourage children to delve deeper and

deeper into their interests.

The space encourages collaboration,

communication and exploration. The space

respects children as capable by providing

them with authentic materials & tools. The

space is cared for by the children and the

adults.

The adult is a mentor and guide

Our role as adults is to observe (our)

children, listen to their questions and their

stories, find what interests them and then

provide them with opportunities to explore

these interests further.

The Hundred Languages of

Children

Probably the most well-known aspect of

the Reggio Emilia Approach is the belief

that children use many, many different

ways to show their understanding and

express their thoughts and creativity.

There are one hundred different ways

of thinking, of discovering, of learning.

Through drawing and sculpting, through

dance and movement, through painting

and pretend play, through modeling and

music, and that each one of these Hundred

Languages must be valued and nurtured.

The Reggio Emilia Approach

emphasizes hands-on discovery learning

that allows the child to use all their senses

and all their languages to learn.

The NYS Early Learning Guidelines

focuses on all areas of development

for children birth to five years old.

The guidelines provide teachers and

families with an understanding of child

development and where children are on the

developmental continuum. There are five

domains in the guidelines: Physical wellbeing,

health, and motor development;

social and emotional development;

approaches to learning; cognition and

general knowledge; and language,

communication and literacy.

CALENDAR

December

22 ..........PJ Library

Wear your pajamas to school!

23 ..........Chanukah Party

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

26-30 ......Vacation Camp

January 2017

9–20 .......Book Fair

9–20 .......Parent-Teacher Conferences

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

Wear your pajamas to school!

12–13 ......Grand Event

February

1 ...........Early registration begins for

2017-2018 school year

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

Wear your pajamas to school!

15 ..........Winter Performance

Classrooms A, B, 2, 6, 8

March

1 ...........Open registration begins for

2017-2018 school year

8 ...........PJ Library

Wear your pajamas to school!

10 ..........Purim Parade

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Jerome and Phyllis

Charney

Early Childhood Development Program

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

The Creative Curriculum for

infants, toddlers and twos

There is an emphasis on the following

routines and experiences:

Routines

• Hellos & goodbyes

• Diapering & toileting

• Eating & mealtimes

• Sleeping & naptimes

• Getting dressed

Experiences

• Playing with toys

• Enjoying songs & stories

• Imitating & pretending

• Connecting with music & movement

• Creating with art

• Tasting & preparing food

• Exploring sand & water

• Going outdoors

The Creative Curriculum for

preschoolers

There is an emphasis on the following

experiences and the teachers intentionally

tie in math, literacy, social studies and

science.

• Dramatic play

• Blocks

• Art

• Sensory experiences

• Read aloud

• Cooking

• Music & movement

• Outdoors

For more information on our

curriculum and approaches to learning,

please visit the Early Childhood

Development Program section on the JCC’s

website www.jccsyr.org.

HAPPY CHANUKAH

December brings with it Chanukah, the

“Festival of Lights,” and our classroom

Chanukah parties that have become a

favorite ECDP tradition! Our Chanukah

parties will be held on Friday, Dec. 23 for

rooms 6, 7, 8, A, B and 2. The boys and

girls will be eating potato lakes and jelly

doughnuts. Songs will be sung, dreidels

will be spun, candles on the menorah will

be lit and stories of brave Maccabees told.

Each child will also receive a specially

decorated goodie bag filled with a dreidel,

Chanukah stickers and chocolate gelt to

take home.

If your child will not be scheduled to

attend our program on Dec. 23 for the

Chanukah Party, you may pay for extra

time if space is available. Otherwise,

parents may bring in their child and

STAY WITH THEM for the duration

of the party. NYS licensing regulations

requires a specific student/teacher ratio be

maintained at all times in every classroom.

Ratios vary according to age. Thank you

for your understanding and cooperation

with this matter.

PJ LIBRARY

The JCC has partnered with the PJ Library

(PJ for pajamas) which visits our program

monthly. Children are encouraged to wear

their pajamas to school on PJ Library days!

The PJ Library coordinator reads stories,

sings songs and plans activities with the

children. The program offers free, highquality

Jewish books and music each

month to children ages six months to eight

years all across North America to parents

raising Jewish children.

WINTER VACATION CAMP

The Early Childhood Development

Program will be closed for winter break

Dec. 26–30. There will be a vacation camp

offered for our working parents who need

extended-day and full-day child care Dec.

26–30. The teachers who will be caring

for children that week may NOT be your

child’s regular teachers.

The winter vacation camp is subject to

minimum enrollment. The fee is $50 per

day. Please look for the registration form

in your child’s mailbox. We cannot accept

registration forms after Dec. 9 due to staff

scheduling.

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PRESCHOOL BOOK FAIR

You’re invited! We look forward to seeing

you at our annual Scholastic Preschool

Book Fair which will be held Jan. 9–20

from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Early

Childhood wing of the JCC.

Our book fair is the perfect way to

update your home library at half the cost!

Many of our parents love to purchase

books for their child’s classroom. To make

this easier for you, please look for the

specially marked book bins at the checkout

which contains the wish list of books

for classroom libraries. Your child will

be able to place a special sticker inside

the book that lets the teacher know who

purchased it for the classroom. Please note

that purchasing a book from the wish bin

is optional and not required. The Early

Childhood Development Program greatly

appreciates all wish bin books that are

purchased.

GRAND EVENT

Grandparents or other special people

are invited to have lunch with their

preschooler! After lunch and a special

story all special guests are invited to shop

for books for their children from our book

fair.

Save the date! Our Grand Event will be

held as follows:

• Jan. 12 – Classrooms 6, 7, 8

• Jan. 13 – Classrooms A, B, 2

Look for the invitation in your child’s

mailbox.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

Communication between parents and

teachers is an important part of our

program. During the school year teachers

are making observations and documenting

learning to guide instruction and promote

success in all areas of development. We

look forward to sharing it with you during

the parent-teacher conferences that will

be held Jan. 9–20. Please look for the

sign-up sheet outside the office. A second

conference will be scheduled in May.

PURIM PARADE

The Early Childhood Development

Program will hold its annual Purim

Parade on March 10 at 9:45 a.m. in the

gymnasium. Parents are invited to attend

and children may wear their costumes to

school.

Winter

enrichment classes

Classes require pre-registration and are

subject to minimum enrollment.

Bricks 4 Kidz

Age: 4–5

Day: Thursdays

Dates: Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 1–1:45 pm

Fee: $55 members, $60 non-members

Taught by: Bricks 4 Kidz CNY

This is a great class for

children to practice fine

motor skills, pattern

recognition and more. Your

child will build a different

LEGO animal each class while taking a

virtual trip to the zoo! We’ll build a camel,

elephant, giraffe and kangaroo using LEGO

Duplo bricks. Each class will start with circle

time and a book about the animal that will be

built. Following the animal build, there will

be some creative LEGO play time and crafts.

Kids Yoga

Age: 3–5

Day: Wednesdays

Dates: Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25

Time: 1:15–2 pm

Fee: $35 members, $40 non-members

Taught by: Bridgett Langstaff

This class helps kids build

concentration, strength,

flexibility, self-control and

balance. Children will embark

on a calming journey and

begin to understand mindfulness and finding

contentment in everyday life.

JCC membership not

required to enroll in

these classes. Use the

registration form on

page 20 and sign up today!

Questions?

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

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GIFT CARDS

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Available at the JCC!

JCC of Syracuse

Gift Card Program

Order Form

Apparel & Accessories

QTY CARD AMT TOTAL

Aerie $25

American Eagle Outfitters $25

Banana Republic $25

Bon-Ton $25

Bon-Ton $100

Burlington Coat Factory $25

Champs Sports $25

Children’s Place $25

Claire’s $10

Disney $25

Disney $100

Express $25

Finish Line $25

Foot Locker $25

Gap $25

Gymboree $25

J. Crew $25

Journeys $25

L.L. Bean $25

L.L. Bean $100

Lands’ End $25

Lands’ End $100

Lane Bryant $25

Men’s Warehouse $25

Old Navy $25

Payless Shoes $20

Talbots $25

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Books, Music & Entertainment

315-445-2360 | www.jccsyr.org

Make your holiday

shopping easier!

Purchase gift cards from the JCC this holiday season and help

support the Early Childhood Development Program Tand

Children’s Department.

It’s easy! Simply fill out this form and drop off at the JCC front

desk. Your gift cards will be delivered in time for the holidays!

• Order by Monday, December 12 at noon

for delivery by December 19.

QTY CARD AMT TOTAL

Barnes & Noble $10

Barnes & Noble $25

Barnes & Noble $100

Best Buy $25

Best Buy $100

Game Stop $25

iTunes $15

iTunes $25

Regal Theatres Single $9.50

Regal Theatres $25

Specialty Stores

QTY CARD AMT TOTAL

Babies “R” Us $20

Bass Pro Shops $25

Bass Pro Shops $100

Build-A-Bear Workshop $25

Buy Buy Baby $25

Christmas Tree Shops $25

Dick’s Sporting Goods $25

Dick’s Sporting Goods $100

Gander Mountain $25

Guitar Center $25

Hallmark $25

Michaels $25

Office Depot $25

Office Max $25

PetSmart $25

Staples $25

Staples $100

Toys “R” Us $20

Health & Beauty

QTY CARD AMT TOTAL

Bath & Body Works $10

Bath & Body Works $25

CVS Pharmacy $25

GNC $25

Regis Salon $25

Rite Aid $25

Sally Beauty Supply $25

Sephora $20

Supercuts $25

Walgreens $25

Grab & Go Eateries

QTY CARD AMT TOTAL

Arby’s $10

Bruegger’s Bagels $10

Burger King $10

Chipotle $10

Cold Stone Creamery $10

Domino’s Pizza $10

Dunkin’ Donuts $10

Little Caesars Pizza $20

Panera $10

Panera $25

Papa John’s Pizza $10

Pizza Hut $10

Starbucks $10

Starbucks $25

Subway $10

Subway $50

Taco Bell $10

Wendy’s $10

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JCC of Syracuse Gift Card Program Order Form (cont.)

Dining

QTY CARD AMT TOTAL

Travel

Applebee’s $25

Applebee’s $50

Bonefish Grill $25

Buffalo Wild Wings $10

Buffalo Wild Wings $25

Carrabba’s Italian Grill $25

Cheesecake Factory $25

Chili’s $25

Cracker Barrel $10

Dave & Buster’s $25

Denny’s $10

Olive Garden $25

Outback $25

P.F. Chang’s $25

Red Lobster $25

Red Robin $25

Ruby Tuesday $25

Texas Roadhouse $25

TGI Friday’s $25

Uno Pizzeria & Grill $25

QTY CARD AMT TOTAL

Avis Car Rental $50

Best Western $25

Best Western $100

Budget Car Rental $50

Clarion Hotels $50

Clarion Hotels $100

Celebrity Cruises $100

Disney $25

Disney $100

Disney $1000

Hotels.com $100

Hyatt Hotels $50

Hyatt Hotels $100

For the Home

QTY CARD AMT TOTAL

Gas & Auto

QTY CARD AMT TOTAL

General

Ace Hardware $25

Ace Hardware $100

Bed Bath & Beyond $25

Crate and Barrel $25

Crate and Barrel $100

Home Depot $25

Home Depot $100

Jo-Ann Fabrics $25

L.L. Bean $25

L.L. Bean $100

Lowes $25

Lowes $100

Pier 1 Imports $25

Pottery Barn $25

Pottery Barn $100

West Elm $25

Williams Sonoma $25

Williams Sonoma $100

Advance Auto Parts $25

Auto Zone $25

BP $50

Exxon $50

Gulf Oil $25

Jiffy Lube $30

Mobil $50

Pep Boys $20

Shell $25

Sunoco $50

QTY CARD AMT TOTAL

American Express $25

American Express $100

American Express $200

Mail Order & Online

QTY CARD AMT TOTAL

Amazon.com $25

Amazon.com $100

Cabela’s $25

Cabela’s $100

Groupon.com $25

Omaha Steaks $50

Overstock.com $25

Peapod Online Grocery $25

Peapod Online Grocery $100

REI $25

Shutterfly $25

Zappos.com $25

1-800-FLOWERS $50

Department & Discount Stores

QTY CARD AMT TOTAL

JCPenney $25

JCPenney $100

Kmart $25

Kmart $50

Kohl’s $25

Kohl’s $100

Lord & Taylor $25

Macy’s $25

Macy’s $100

Marshalls/Homegoods $25

Marshalls/Homegoods $100

Sam’s Club $25

Sam’s Club $100

Sears $25

Sears $100

Target $25

Target $100

TJ Maxx $25

TJ Maxx $100

Walmart $25

Walmart $100

Gift Card Order Form – Payment Information

Cash or checks only, please. Sorry, no credit cards accepted. Questions? Call 315-445-2360.

Make check payable to: JCC of Syracuse.

Please drop off this form

at the JCC front desk.

JCC of Syracuse

5655 Thompson Rd.

DeWitt, NY 13214

Thank you

for your order

and support!

Name __________________________________________________________________

Address ________________________________________________________________

City ____________________________________ State ___________ Zip ____________

Phone __________________________________________________________________

Email __________________________________________________________________

Total No. of Cards ________________________ Grand Total $ ____________________

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After School & Childrens Programs

Kindergarten –

Sixth Grade

Mick Hagan

Director of Children & Teen Services,

Camps and Inclusion Specialist

HOW TO REGISTER

The After School Program registration

form is available from our main entrance

reception desk and from our website. A $20

non-refundable registration fee and a $50

deposit applied to tuition must accompany

the registration form. Billing is done on a

monthly basis. Each child is automatically

enrolled for each month unless advance

notice is given to withdraw.

Withdrawals, changes

To ensure proper staffing ratios, changes

or withdrawals must be made in writing to

the After School Program by the 15th of the

month (or next business day) prior to the

month when the change will occur. We are

unable to prorate for a partial month and

NO partial month credits will be issued. If

written notification is not received, you are

responsible for the original billed amount.

Increases in days and times are based on

availability. All changes MUST be in writing

For more information, please call us at

315-445-2040, ext. 129.

SNOW DAY? DROP OFF THE KIDS

AT THE JCC!

Open to everyone in grades K–6

Don’t let school closings cause child-care

problems. We can help and we have a great

sledding hill in our own backyard! Children can

be dropped off as early as 7 a.m. and picked

up as late as 6 p.m. Families registered in the

After School Program at least one day per week

may attend for only $10/day while all others are

welcome at $45/day for JCC members and

$55/day for non-members.

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.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM PROGRAM

Busy families looking for the right place

for their children to go after school need

only look to the JCC! Our licensed After

School Program is a great place for kids in

grades K–6 to go for fun, educational and

recreational activities.

We’re open school days until 6:00 p.m.

and children may attend up to five days a

week. It’s just a short walk down the hall

for Syracuse Hebrew Day School students

to get to the program. Other students

from nearby schools arrive just as easily

as busing is provided from East-area

Syracuse City Schools, Jamesville-DeWitt,

Fayetteville-Manlius and area private

schools. In some cases, the JCC’s own bus

can even provide transportation to the

program.

For all the quality and value that we

offer, you’re sure to agree there’s no other

place like JCC!

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.

Before school care for elementary children

Give your Jamesville-DeWitt student a safe and comfortable

place to go in the morning before the school day begins.

Our Before School Care Program is convenient, flexible and

affordable for both JCC members and non-members.

For more information, call us today at 315-445-2040,

ext. 129.

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After School & Childrens Programs

Kindergarten –

Sixth Grade

2016 KIDS NIGHT OUT

Winter Wonderland Theme

Date: Saturday, Jan. 28

Ages: Grades K–6

Time:

Cost:

7–10:30 pm

$20 members, $25 non-members

$40 family maximum if registered

by 1/23/17

Spring Fling Theme

Date: Saturday, April 8

Ages: Grades K–6

Time:

Cost:

7–10:30 pm

$20 members, $25 non-members

$40 family maximum if registered

by 4/3/17

FUNDRAISERS

Kosher challah and baked goods sale

Challah from Harrison Bakery is available

for sale on Fridays at the JCC. Other

baked goods available include breads,

rolls, cookies, cakes, pies, donuts and

more! All proceeds benefit the Children’s

Department. Place your pre-order by

downloading the order form from

www.jccsyr.org or pick one up at the front

desk. Pre-orders must be placed by noon

on Wednesday for Friday pick up.

Gift Cards

Purchase your gift cards for the holidays

through the JCC and earn money for the

Children’s Department and ECDP! Simply

fill out the order form on page 13 and

return it to the JCC. We’ll deliver the gift

cards to you and there are no service fees

or surcharges. Make your gift giving easier

and you’ll be supporting the kids at the

JCC!

201617 Vacation Camps

Winter Break

Dec. 26–30 and Jan. 2, 2017

Spend this break enjoying indoor and outdoor

fun— so come prepared for the weather! We’ll

go on field trips and have a New Year’s Eve

Party! Sign up for whole or half days (on non

field-trip days).

Early registration deadline: Wednesday,

Dec. 14 to avoid closeouts and late fees.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, Jan. 16

Gather together with your friends on this day to

appreciate one another. We’ll make friendship

portraits and do team building activities like

relay races and scavenger hunts. Bring clothes

to go sledding, weather permitting!

Early registration deadline: Monday, Jan. 9

to avoid closeouts and late fees.

February Break

Monday, Feb. 20 – Friday, Feb. 24

Celebrate summer in the winter with a luau,

summertime games and snacks, and even field

trips! We’ll have some seasonal fun, too, so

come prepared for the summer and winter!

Early registration deadline: Monday, Feb. 13

to avoid closeouts and late fees.

We’re here when you need us

Passover/Spring Break

April 12–21 (not April 17, 18)

The JCC will be closed on April 10, 11, 17 and

18 for Passover. Our Passover/Spring Break

Vacation Camp will be filled with fun games,

arts & crafts, sports and field trips!

Early registration deadline: Monday, April 3

to avoid closeouts and late fees.

Sign up

Registration flyers will be available at our

front desk and on our website www.

jccsyr.org a few weeks prior to each

vacation camp. Our activities vary greatly

and we keep things exciting and fun for

our vaca-campers!

Times

Prices

Full Day

Half Day

9 am – 4 pm

Early/Late Care* 7 am – 6 pm

$45 members, $55 non-mem.

$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

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Even if your child is not a regular After School Program participant, you can

bring your school-age child to the JCC on superintendant days, vacation

days and even unexpected snow days! 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. Just call us at 315-445-2360 for a registration form

or download it from www.jccsyr.org. We’re here when you need us!

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MEMBERSHIP Membership

Your JCC of Syracuse Membership Department is dedicated to developing and

maintaining relationships with current and prospective JCC members. We’re

all about strengthening the JCC through member participation and support by

providing individualized service and attention as well as accountable actions.

Join the JCC!

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 depending on whether you join as a Full-

Facility (Fitness) or Non-Fitness member. Please see the chart at right for

details.

You do not have to be Jewish to become a

member of the JCC of Syracuse. Your JCC

membership is a one-year commitment

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.

Dedicated to serving our community

As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community

center, our mission is to serve our

community. We occasionally offer

membership allowances on a case-by-case

basis to accommodate those with special

needs and financial circumstances. Contact

our Membership Director for additional

details.

Questions?

For more information about joining the JCC

of Syracuse, please contact our Membership

Director at 315-445-2040, ext. 140.

JCC MEMBER BENEFITS

Benefits

Full-Facility

(FF)

Non-Fitness

(NF)

Member Rates on Programs & Svcs. • •

Pool Membership • •

Sports & Fitness Center


Non-

Member

Group Exercise Classes* • ¢ ¢

Personal Training ¢ ¢ ¢

Fitness Assessment • ¢ ¢

Massage ¢ ¢ ¢

Nutritional Counseling ¢ ¢ ¢

Special Fitness Packages ¢ ¢ ¢

Indoor Running/Walking Track

Towel Service



Member Reciprocity • •

Open Gym & Leagues • ¢ ¢

Campus Play Grounds & Courts • • •

Senior Lunch Program ¢ ¢ ¢

Access to Early Childhood

Development Program (ECDP)

• •

Room/Space Rental ¢ ¢ ¢

• Included with membership

¢ Additional fees or restrictions may apply

*TRX for Golf fee per class: $15 for Full-Facility members, $25 non-members.

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Please complete and submit this form along with the Membership Application form on page 19.

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

Membership Options & Rates

RATES (ANNUAL / MONTHLY)

FULL-FACILITY

CATEGORY CODE TYPE DESCRIPTION

(FITNESS) NON-FITNESS

Family A 2-Parent Family

2 adult caregivers, children and dependent students within a

single household $823 / $71 $441 / $40

Family B 1-Parent Family 1 adult caregiver, children and dependent students $598 / $54 $334 / $32

Couple C Adult Couple 1 adult couple with no dependants living at home $711 / $63 $399 / $37

Individual D Individual Adult* 1 adult age 18+ $520 / $47 $299 / $27

Student E Individual Student* Any student age 14+ with valid student ID $329 / $30 N/A

Senior F Senior Adult 1 adult age 60+ $463 / $42 $129 / $14

Senior G Senior Special 1 adult age 60+, weekdays only $261 / $25 N/A

Senior H Senior Couple 2 married adults, one is age 60+ $643 / $57 $199 / $19

*Individuals age 35 and younger may add a spouse to a Full-Facility (Fitness) membership for an additional $99/year.

ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTION

I Mitzvah Monetary tax-deductible contribution in addition to any membership Any amount

J Silver Monetary tax-deductible contribution in addition to any membership $100

K Gold Monetary tax-deductible contribution in addition to any membership $200

L Platinum Monetary tax-deductible contribution in addition to any membership $300

LOCKER RENTAL (Full-Facility memberships only; optional)

M Small Annual cost for a small personal locker; limited availability $95

N Large Annual cost for a large personal locker; limited availability $195

ONE-TIME ENROLLMENT FEE (New and lapsed memberships only)

Full-Facility (Fitness) members – A, B, C, D $50 Non-Fitness members – A, B, C, D $30

Full-Facility (Fitness) Student/Senior – E, F, G, H $25 Non-Fitness Senior – F, H $15

PLEASE FULLY COMPLETE...

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Tzedakah, please

consider making

a tax-deductible

contribution

along with your

membership

payment.

Today’s Date: Full Name: Date of birth:

Membership Type (A–H)

REGISTRATION CODE AMOUNT

Additional Tax-Deductible Contribution (I–L)

Locker Rental (Full-Facility only; M–N)

Enrollment Fee (If applicable) —

TOTAL

PAYMENT METHOD q Check (Payable to JCC of Syracuse) q Cash (Do not send cash in the mail)

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Acct. #: Exp. Date: Security Code:

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PRIMARY MEMBER

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Membership Application

Last Name First Name Date of Birth

Address City State Zip

Home Phone Cell Phone Email

Occupation

Employer

Emergency Contact Name Phone Relationship

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How did you hear about us?

MEMBER #2

Title q Mr. q Mrs. q Dr. q Ms. Gender q Male q Female

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Address City State Zip

Home Phone Cell Phone Email

Occupation

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CHILDREN/DEPENDENT STUDENTS

Last Name First Name Gender Date of Birth School Grade/Year

q Need to list additional children? Please use a separate sheet.

AGREEMENT/SIGNATURE

q M

q M

q M

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q F

q F

q F

q F

I, the undersigned primary member, for myself and all

persons listed above, hereby agree to 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, 2016 through August 31, 2017, in the event of my unavailability.

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Bands sought for 15th annual JCC Battle of the Bands

Calling all high school rockers! The Sam

Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of

Syracuse is once again seeking rock and

other musical groups to enter and play in

its Battle of the Bands concert. This 15th

annual competition exclusively for high

school bands will be held on Saturday,

Jan. 14, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the JCC of

Syracuse.

The winning band will receive a $200

cash prize, eight hours of studio time at

More Sound Recording Studio in Syracuse

and the opportunity to play in a special

JCC 2017 Spring Showcase concert. The

Battle of the Bands entry form is available

online at www.jccsyr.org and at the JCC’s

front desk. Registration is $40 per band.

The deadline to enter is Jan. 6, 2017.

“We’re so excited to be putting on our

15th Battle of the Bands concert,” said

Mick Hagan, JCC’s director of children

and teen services. “Each year we’ve been

very fortunate to have so many talented

musicians step up and help us put on a

great show. It’s going to be special evening

full of fun and excitement for both the

bands and fans in attendance.”

All bands entering the JCC Battle of

the Bands competition are limited to a

maximum of seven

students and must have

a majority of its band

members enrolled fulltime

at a local high

school. Each band

entered will have 30

minutes to play and wow

the crowd on Jan. 14.

The Battle of the Bands

concert has typically

drawn up to ten bands

from all over Central

New York. The shows

are filled with quality

talent and get the house

rocking. Last year’s

winner was alternative

ska band the Cuddlefish

from Onondaga High School.

Judges for the 2017 Battle of the

Bands will be Jose Varona, More Sound

Recording Studio; Scott Dixon (dXn), 95X

radio personality; and Bob Staffa (B.O.B),

95X radio personality. Admission to the

show is $9 and open to the public. For

every high school student admission, the

JCC will donate $1 to his or her school

district’s music department.

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Pictured from left is the JCC’s Mick Hagan, director of Children and Teen

Services, along with 2016 Battle of the Bands winner The Cuddlefish

band members Ryan Cass, Max Marcy, Joe Russo, Noah Dardaris, and

Garrit Peck.

For more information, and to register

for the Battle of the Bands, contact

Mick Hagan at 315-445-2040, ext. 129,

mhagan@jccsyr.org, or visit www.jccsyr.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.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Volunteers needed!

Shift 1: 11:45 am – 2 pm

or

Shift 2: 1:45 – 4 pm

For information on volunteering,

contact Cindy Stein at 315-445-2040, ext. 104.

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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

Marcie Sauer

Adult and Senior

Programming Assistant

Come celebrate the

holidays with us!

Chanukah senior luncheon

Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 • 12–1:30 pm

Join us for latkes and a

special holiday lunch as

we celebrate Chanukah

with live entertainment!

$5.00 suggested lunch

contribution for seniors

age 60 and over. Lunch

reservations are required.

For questions and to make a lunch

reservation, call 315-445-2360 or stop by the

JCC’s main entrance reception desk.

Noon Year’s Eve luncheon for seniors

Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 • 12–1:30 pm

Start your New Year’s

celebration early at the

JCC! Put on your party

clothes and dancing shoes

as we ring in 2017 with

live entertainment. This

special holiday luncheon for

seniors age 60+ is a $5.00

suggested contribution. Lunch reservations

are required. For questions and to make a

lunch reservation, call 315-445-2360 or stop

by the JCC’s main entrance reception desk.

BOBBI EPSTEIN LEWIS SENIOR ADULT DINING PROGRAM

There’s 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.

Our Bobbi Epstein Lewis Senior

Adult Dining Program is the only senior

nutrition program available outside of New

York City serving kosher meals five days

a week. The 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

Time: Noon

Cost:

$4.00 suggestion contribution

$5.00 special holiday luncheon

suggested contribution


Menu: Posted in our senior newsletter

There is a fountain of youth: it is your

and online at bit.ly/jccsrmenu.

Reservations: By noon the business day

mind, your talents, the creativity you

before. Call 315-445-2360 or stop

bring to your life and the lives of people

by the JCC main entrance

you love. When you learn to tap this


reception desk.

source, you will truly have defeated age. Special holiday luncheons

— Sophia Loren

Come celebrate Chanukah and New Year’s

with us! For details, see listings at left.

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We regularly hold special luncheons to

celebrate holidays. Check out our seniors

newsletter for updates on future 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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Connect. Learn. Have fun.

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.

Driver safety courses

Would you like to lower your auto

insurance costs and reduce points on

your license? We typically host driver

safety courses a few times each year here

at the JCC. For the latest information on

upcoming classes, check out our senior

newsletter or regularly visit our website

www.jccsyr.org for announcements.

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 Cindy

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.

Neighborhood Advisor

The JCC’s Neighborhood Advisor Sharon

Kieffer offers outreach, information and

referral services to seniors in the DeWitt,

Fayetteville and Manlius areas. For more

information, see the article at right or call

Sharon at 315-445-2040, ext. 156.

Free presentation on peacetime draft Dec. 4

While the word “draft” can be used in

relation to a poorly insulated home or

professional sports teams, until 1973

most people associated the word draft

with compulsory military service. Well,

this is the “draft” that will be the focus

of an upcoming event based on a book by

Manlius, N.Y. resident Mel Rubenstein.

The Peacetime Draft During the Cold

War, a presentation by Mel and Mady

Rubenstein, will be given on Sunday, Dec. 4

at 1 p.m. at the JCC of Syracuse. The

event is free and open to the public. Light

refreshments will be served.

Rubenstein’s book, The Peacetime

Draft During the Cold War (2009), is a

compilation of contributed stories by local

men about their military service during the

period between the Korean and Vietnam

wars. The Dec. 4 presentation will delve

into many of the book’s stories with many

historical photos of the time. Also, several

Order your 2017 Mah Jongg cards!

Mady and Mel Rubenstein.

of the contributing writers will be on hand

to meet and greet.

For more information about The

Peacetime Draft During the Cold War

presentation on Dec. 4, contact the JCC’s

Cindy Stein at 315-445-2360, cstein@jccsyr.

org or visit www.jccsyr.org.

Neighborhood Advisor helps east-area seniors live independently

The JCC’s Neighborhood

Advisor Sharon Kieffer.

Do you or someone

you know need help

with Social Security

benefits, SNAP

(food stamps),

Home Energy

Assistance Program

(HEAP) benefits,

transportation or

other services? The

JCC’s Neighborhood Advisor can help.

Sharon Kieffer, the JCC’s Neighborhood

Advisor, assists seniors age 60 and older in

the DeWitt, Fayetteville and Manlius areas

with outreach, information and referral

services so that they can remain living

independently in their homes. There is no

cost for this service, however donations

are accepted and appreciated. Kieffer has

many years of experience providing case

management services in the healthcare and

long-term care fields.

The Neighborhood Advisor program is

part of the Onondaga County Department

of Adult & Long Term Care Services.

For more information, and to make a

referral (seniors may self-refer), call Sharon

Kieffer at 315-445-2040, ext. 156.

A fundraiser to benefit the

JCC Seniors Program.

• $8 – Standard Print Card

• $9 – Large Print Card

Deadline: Jan. 13, 2017

Stop by the front desk, visit

www.jccsyr.org or contact Cindy Stein

at 315-445-2040, ext. 104.

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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 3 by 12/1/16)

Day: Friday

Time: 1–1:30 pm

Dates: 12/9–3/10 (not 12/30, 2/24)

Fee: $145 members, $165 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: 12/9–3/10 (not 12/30, 2/24)

Fee: $165 members, $185 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: 4:30–5:30 pm

Dates: 12/5–3/6 (not 1/2, 1/16, 2/20)

Fee: $155 members, $175 non-members

Basketball can be a life-long participatory sport.

Start at an early age and learn the basics.

Taught by coach Bob McKenney of Mac’s Hoop

Stars.

FITNESS FUN!

Movin’ & Groovin’ Fitness

Age: Grades 3–6

Day: Monday

Time: 4:30-5 pm

Dates: 1/23–3/6 (not 2/20)

Fee: $84 members, $94 non-members

Bring your energy to move and groove to fun,

upbeat music. Comfortable clothes and sneakers

are required.

T

SOCCER

Le Moyne Soccer – Pre-K

Age: Pre-K

Day: Monday

Time: 11–11:30 pm

Dates: 12/5–3/6 (not 1/2, 1/16, 2/20)

Fee: $140 members, $160 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.

Le Moyne Soccer – School-Age

Age: Grades K–6

Day: Wednesday

Time: 4:30–5:15 pm

Dates: 12/7–3/8 (not 12/28, 2/22)

Fee: $140 members, $160 non-members

Min. Class Size: 5

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

Rookie Sports I

Age: 3 (must be three by 12/1/16)

Day: Monday

Time: 1–1:30 pm

Dates: 12/5–3/6 (not 1/2, 1/16, 2/20)

Limit: 10

Fee: $145 members, $165 non-members

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 II

Age: Pre-K

Day: Friday

Time: 1–1:45 pm

Dates: 12/9–3/10 (not 12/30, 2/24)

Limit: 12

Fee: $145 members, $165 non-members

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Creative Tots

PRE-SCHOOL DANCE

Age: 3 (must be three by 12/1/16)

Day: Thursday

Time: 1–1:30 pm

Dates: 12/8–3/9 (not 12/29, 2/23)

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

Childrens Classes

Age: Pre-K

Day: Thursday

Time: 1:45–2:15 pm

Dates: 12/8–3/9 (not 12/29, 2/23)

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.

SPORTS SCHOOL & OF FITNESS

[ GYMNASTICS ] DANCE

Pre-school & School Age

School of Dance

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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: 12/8–3/9 (not 12/29, 2/23)

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: 4:30–5 pm

Dates: 12/8–3/9 (not 12/29, 2/23)

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: 4–4:30 pm

Dates: 12/8–3/9 (not 12/29, 2/23)

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: 5–5:30 pm

Dates: 12/8–3/9 (not 12/29, 2/23)

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

December 5. Please use the

registration form on page 20.

Questions? Contact Sherri Lamanna

at 315-445-2040, ext. 126.

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Childrens Classes

PRESCHOOL GYMNASTICS

The JCC offers a wonderful program that

introduces preschoolers to gymnastics at

times designed to be convenient for parents.

SPORTS SCHOOL & OF FITNESS

[ GYMNASTICS ] DANCE

Pre-school & School Age

Tumbling Tots I

(Preschool Gymnastics I)

Age: 3 (must be three by 12/1/16)

Day: Wednesday

Time: 1–1:45 pm

Dates: 12/7–3/8 (not 12/28, 2/22)

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

(Preschool Gymnastics II)

Age: Pre-K

Day: Tuesday

Time: 2–2:45 pm

Dates: 12/6–3/7 (not 12/27, 2/21)

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

(Preschool Gymnastics II)

Age: Pre-K

Day: Wednesday

Time: 2–2:45 pm

Dates: 12/7–3/8 (not 12/28, 2/22)

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: 12/5–3/6 (not 1/2, 1/16, 2/20)

Fee: $155 members, $170 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: 12/5–3/6 (not 1/2, 1/16, 2/20)

Fee: $155 members, $170 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: 12/7–3/10

(not 12/28, 12/30, 2/22 2/24)

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: 12/6–3/9

(not 12/27, 12/29, 2/21, 2/23)

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: 12/8–3/9

(not 12/29, 2/23)

Time: 12:30–1:15 pm

Fee: $170 members,

$190 non-members

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Neulander

Family Sports & Fitness Center

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

Patrick Scott

Sports & Fitness Director

Michael S. Knapp

Personal Trainer

Everything you need

in one state-of-the-art facility

Paula Pacini

Group Exercise Coordinator

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New equipment • New flooring • New attitude

Helping you get even more out of your workouts

Late last summer the JCC Fitness Center’s first floor adult fitness room was overhauled

with a new floor, all new state-of-the-art cardio machines and a vast majority of new

strength training equipment. Come check out our upgraded facilities!

LOCKER RENTALS

• Large $195/year

• Small $95/year

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:

Cost:

Thursdays 7–9 pm

Sundays 9–11 am

Free for Fitness members

Non-Fitness members:

• $5 drop-in (with Fitness member)

• $75 one day/wk, $110 two days/wk

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.

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

family-friendly 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 including free regular TRX classes.

• Collegiate-sized gymnasium.

• Free orientation by our professional staff.

• Free fitness assessments.

Not already a fitness member? Call us

today at 315-234-4522 for a tour!

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Neulander

Family Sports & Fitness Center

GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

• All classes are free for Fitness members

(except TRX for Golf).

• $10 per class for non-Fitness members.

• TRX for Golf: $15/class for Fitness

members; $25/class for non-members.

Check out the schedule on page 30.

Ages:

Day:

Time:

Fee:

FAMILY GYM

3 and up

Sundays

Through Dec. 18, starts again 1/15/17

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

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.

NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING

Consult with JCC Sport & Fitness Director

Patrick Scott to develop a healthy nutrition program.

With a master’s degree in applied clinical

nutrition, Patrick can help review and recommend

specific foods to promote healthy living.

Whatever your goals are, from losing weight to

improving sleep, a proper nutrition program is

a must. Call 315-234-4522 today to schedule

your complementary 30-minute consultation!

Meet our personal trainers

Patrick Scott

Patrick Scott, JCC sports

& fitness director, has

been in the fitness industry

for over eight years,

doing everything from

training high school and

professional athletes to

training 80-year old knee replacement clients

and coaching group exercise classes. He

holds a bachelors degree in clinical exercise

science from Ithaca College and a masters

degree in applied clinical nutrition from the

New York Chiropractic College. Scott is a

certified strength and conditioning specialist,

certified through the National Strength and

Conditioning Association.

“My passion for fitness runs deep, stemming

from my time playing high school and college

football, and it continues to grow as I help

different people achieve their fitness goals,”

says Scott. “Whatever your goal is, from

losing weight to gaining muscle, or even just

being able to do a pushup, I am ready and

eager to help you reach those goals.”

Scott recently relocated back to the Syracuse

area from Alexandria, VA with his wife

Lindsey and daughter Lillian.

One-on-One Personal Training

As low as $27 per half-hour. Stop by the

Fitness desk for details and to set up a time.

Rates

60 minutes

1 session ..................$60

5 sessions .................$290

10 sessions ................$550

20 sessions ................$1,060

50 sessions ................$2,500

30 minutes

1 session ..................$35

5 sessions .................$165

10 sessions ................$320

20 sessions ................$600

50 sessions ................$1,350

Group Training

More fun for everyone!

Rates

1 session ..................$80

5 sessions .................$370

10 sessions ................$700

PERSONAL TRAINING

Michael Knapp

Michael Knapp is a 1988

graduate of Marcellus High

School and has resided

in Eastwood for the past

20 years. He has a B.S. in

physical fitness education

from SUNY Cortland

and an A.A.S. in recreation leadership from

Onondaga Community College. He is an

American Council on Exercise certified

personal trainer and has been training for 20

years. Knapp is experienced in community,

corporate, commercial and private personal

training. He primarily focuses on functional

fitness, which incorporates all components

of health and movement including posture,

balance, core strength and muscle and joint

strength/endurance. He also specializes in

weight loss programs, youth sports training,

post-rehab and senior fitness.

Knapp follows Syracuse University sports,

the New York Yankees and the Dallas

Cowboys. He enjoys playing softball, music,

movies, outdoor activities and working out.

He and his wife Kristie were married in

2007. Knapp has two sons: Kane, 26 years

old, and Montgomery, 18 months old.

FREE Fitness Assessments

Stop by the Fitness desk today to schedule

your complimentary 30-minute fitness

assessment.

Fitness Assessments Include:

• Overhead squat assessment

• Goal setting

• Nutrition counseling

• Machine help

• Exercise advice

Start developing your road to a healthier you!

Speed up your results!

Workout with one of our

experienced trainers.

Call 315-234-4522 today

for an appointment!

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Neulander

Family Sports & Fitness Center

315-445-2360 | www.jccsyr.org

TRX for golf

Because I’m tappy...

Ask any of the participants in Barry

Shulman’s Tuesday night tap dance class

here at the JCC and they’ll

tell you that you can’t help

but feel happy when tap

dancing. Want to join in on

all the tappy fun? Our spring

tap classes will be starting up in February

(see the schedule at right). For the latest

Don’t let your golf game get rusty during

this off season. Let the JCC help you stay in

golf shape all winter long! TRX (total body

resistance exercise) can help strengthen

your core and swing speed as well as

provide a total body workout. Our TRX

for Golf group exercise class is held on

Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. We also offer oneon-one

and small group TRX training by

appointment. Look to the JCC to help you

and the rest of your foursome stay ahead of

the game. For more information, contact

Patrick Scott at 315-234-4522 or pscott@

jccsyr.org.

updates, follow the JCC on Facebook or

Twitter, or join our tap class email list at

http://bit.ly/jcctaplist.

Spring 2017 Tap Dance class schedule

February 28

March 7, 14, 21, 28

April 4, 25

May 2, 9, 16, 23

Ballroom and Latin dance

classes start Jan. 5

Classes are held Thursday evenings in the

JCC’s first floor dance studio. The cost is

$5 per night. Attend one or both classes for

the same low price!

6:30 pm

Introduction to Ballroom Dancing

7:30 pm

Introduction to Latin Dancing

Dance shoes are encouraged, but not

required. Shoes with smooth soles also

work. Questions? Contact Patrick Scott at

315-234-4522 or pscott@jccsyr.org.

We accept the

following fitness programs

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.

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.

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Neulander

Family Sports & Fitness Center

WINTER 2016-17

GROUP EXERCISE CLASS SCHEDULE

SUN

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

SAT

6 AM

5:45 – 6:30 AM

Muscle Sculpting

Bev

5:45 – 6:30 AM

Group Cycle

Ellie

5:45 – 6:30 AM

TRX – Bev

5:45 – 6:30 AM

Group Cycle

Ellie

5:45 – 6:30 AM

Muscle Sculpting

Bev

7 AM

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

8:15 – 9:00 AM

Cardio Conditioning

Kim

9:00 – 9:45 AM

Exercise Chair* – Joe

9:00 – 9:55 AM

Line Dancing – Tom

10:00 – 10:45 AM

Group Cycle – Kim

10:00 – 10:45 AM

Balance & Bone

Density – Paula

11:00 – 11:50 AM

Senior Strength &

Balance**

Donna

9:00 – 9:45 AM

Zumba – Lisa

9:00 – 9:55 AM

Group Cycle – Linda S.

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Pilates

Sue L.

11:05 AM

Chair &

Balance

Class*

Sue L.

11:05 AM

NIA

Elaine

8:15 – 8:55 AM

Cardio

Conditioning

Mary Beth

9:00 AM

Step &

Sculpt

Vanessa

9:00 AM

Yoga*

Kelly

10:00 – 10:45 AM

Group Cycle – Ron

10:15 – 11:00 AM

Zumba Sandy

11:00 – 11:50 AM

Senior Strength & Bal

Paula

8:45 – 9:30

Group Cycle

Kim

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

50/50 (Muscle

Sculpting/TRX)

Peg

9:00 AM

Step &

Sculpt

Vanessa

9:00 AM

Yoga*

Linda S.

10:00 – 10:50 AM

Zumba Gold – Sandy

10:00 – 10:45 AM

Group Cycle – Kim

10:00 – 10:55 AM

Tai Chi Arthritis* - Genoa

11:00 – 11:50 AM

Senior Strength &

Balance

Paula

8:15 – 9:00 AM

50/50 (Cycle/TRX)

Bev

9:00 – 9:50 AM

Zumba

1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th Sat.

20/20/20 2nd Sat.

9:05 – 9:50 AM

Group Cycle – Ellie

10:00 – 10:45 AM

TRX – Joe

10:30 – 11:30 AM

NIA

Team

*Class Meets Upstairs

4 PM

5 PM

6 PM

7 PM

Spring

Tap Dance class

with Barry

starts Feb. 28

6:30–7 pm

Remedial

(Sneaking Ahead)

7 pm

Beginner Tap

8 pm

Intermediate Tap

9 pm

Advanced Tap

See p. 29

for details.

5:30 – 6:30 PM

Intermediate Line

Dancing – Tom

5:45 – 6:30 PM

TRX – Bev

6:35 – 7:30 PM

Yogalates/Pilates

Paula/Karen M.

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Yoga – Kelly

5:30 – 6:25 PM

Pilates/Barre Combo

Sue L.

5:45 – 6:30 PM

Group Cycle

Bev

5:00 – 5:45 PM

TRX

Peg/Marie L

5:45 – 6:30 PM

Muscle Sculpting

Team

6:35 – 7:30 PM

Pilates/Barre Combo

Sue L.

4:00 – 5:00 PM

Yoga – Kelly

5:45 – 6:30 PM

50/50 (Cycle/TRX)

Bev

5:45 – 6:30 PM

Zumba

Sandy J.

6:30 – 7:15 PM

TRX for Golf***

Michael

All group exercise classes, except TRX for

Golf, are included in 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

desk.

***TRX for Golf class 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

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

ALL FITNESS LEVELS

20/20/20

For those looking for some variety... 20 minutes of

cardio, 20 minutes of muscle sculpting and 20 minutes

of stretching. Wow!

Balance & Bone Density

This integrated balance training and bone density

building class is designed to address fall reduction

and prevention as well as build bone density and

postural stability.

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.

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.

Line Dancing

Get moving with line dancing—a fun way to exercise!

Line dance to all varieties of music using a series of

basic steps and patterns of all dance styles. Challenge

yourself as the dances change direction and move

around the room. Class is designed for beginners,

those who want moderate exercise, and also for those

who want a more intense workout.

Family Sports & Fitness Center

• All classes are free for Fitness members

(except TRX for Golf).

• $10 per class for non-Fitness members.

circles, stability balls and BOSUs. Mostly done on a

mat, but some standing work is incorporated as well.

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.

Muscle Sculpting

Instructors use barbells, free weights, bands and balls

to create the ultimate total body shaping class.

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

Free; $15 for non-Fitness 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.

TRX for Golf

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

TRX (total body resistance exercise) training

specifically designed to help golfers with off-season

conditioning.

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 easy-to-follow dance steps. Zumba Gold is

the low-impact version for all levels.

315-445-2360 | www.jccsyr.org

• TRX for Golf: $15/class for Fitness members;

$25/class for non-Fitness members.

BALLROOM AND LATIN DANCE

New this winter! Ballroom and Latin Dance with Maria

on Thursday evenings begins this winter on Jan. 5, 2017.

She brings over 25 years of experience dancing and

teaching dance locally. The cost is $5 per night. See

p. 29 or stop by the Fitness desk for details.

BASIC

Chair & Balance 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 offers a total body workout while sitting. It is easy

to use and helps 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.

FAMILY GYM

Ages:

Day:

Fee:

3 and up

Sundays 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Through Dec. 18, starts again 1/15/17

Free for Fitness members

Non-members – $5 per child, $10/family max.

Enjoy both structured and unstructured play with our

obstacle courses, floor mats, inflatable tumbling run,

mini-soccer, mini-basketball and more. Parents should

be prepared to participate with their children.

SENIORS CLASS

Senior Strength & Balance

Day: Mondays

Fee: Free – open to all seniors in the community

Day:

Fee:

Wednesdays, Fridays

Free for Fitness members

$5 non-fitness members, $10 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.

TAP DANCE

Adult Tap Dance class with Barry on Tuesdays returns

this spring! See p. 29 or stop by the Fitness desk for

details.

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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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 Patrick Scott today at 315-234-4522,

ext. 144, or pscott@jccsyr.org.

Neulander Family Sports & Fitness Center at the JCC of Syracuse

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

Regular TRX classes are now FREE

for JCC of Syracuse Fitness members!

Mondays ~ 5:45–6:30 pm

Wednesdays ~ 5:45–6:30 am

Wednesdays ~ 5–5:45 am

Saturdays ~ 10–10:45 am

Does not apply to TRX for Golf class.

Regular TRX class fee is $15 for non JCC Fitness members.

Class registration required. Sign up at the Fitness desk or call 315-234-4522.

MASSAGE at the JCC

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!

We offer lots of structured and

unstructured play options. Please

be prepared to participate with

our child. Come and have a blast!

Ages:

Day:

Fee:

3 and up

Sundays 11:30 am–12:30 pm

(through Dec. 18, starts again 1/15/17)

Free for fitness members

Non-members – $5 per child,

$10 per family maximum

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Plant a tree in Israel or elsewhere worldwide—no travel required

315-445-2360 | www.jccsyr.org

If you’ve ever wanted to make our world a

little greener—whether right here in New

York or in a desert region such as Israel—

the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community

Center of Syracuse can help. And, you

don’t have to travel far to make it happen.

The JCC of Syracuse recently kicked off

a fundraiser to have trees planted here in

the United States and at various locations

around the world such as Israel, Africa

and Asia. Those looking to support this

initiative may purchase a “Plant a Tree”

card from the JCC. Then simply go online

according to the instructions on the card

to have a tree planted at one of more than

35 reforestation sites around the world.

Each card costs $18 or you can buy five and

get one free.

“Plant a Tree” cards may be purchased

over the phone or in person from the

JCC’s main entrance receptionist, Jerome

and Phyllis Charney Early Childhood

Development Program or Neulander

Family Sports & Fitness Center. Donors

may choose to have their tree planting

donation benefit the JCC’s After

School Program, Early Childhood

Development Program, Sports &

Fitness Center, PJ Library in CNY or

Seniors Department. Tree donations

also may be designated as a tribute in

honor or memory of someone special.

“We’re really pleased to be rolling

out this type of fundraiser,” said JCC

of Syracuse Executive Director Marci

Erlebacher. It’s a first for us and a

great way for our supporters to help

out their chosen JCC program while

making a positive impact on the

environment.”

As a dry desert region, Israel has

limited trees and no natural forests.

Thus all forests must be handplanted,

which Israel has done quite

successfully. In less than 60 years Israel

has become one of only two countries

with a net gain in its number of trees.

For more information about the

JCC’s “Plant a Tree” fundraiser, call

315-445-2360 or visit www.jccsyr.org.

How you can support our fundraiser and have a tree

planted in memory or honor of someone special...

• Call us at 315-445-2360 to purchase your Plant a

Tree card and pay by credit card.

• Visit http://bit.ly/jcctree to download the PDF

form and purchase your card by postal mail order.

• Stop by the JCC’s main entrance reception desk,

Sports & Fitness Center desk or Early Childhood

Development Program to purchase your card.

Purchase the NEW

2017 SaveAround ® book

TODAY!

KIDZ ‘N MOTION

Fitness program for grades 3–6

A JCC of Syracuse fundraiser.

• Only $25/book

• Makes the perfect

gift!

• The most popular

local merchants!

• Save money all

year long!

• Now with MORE

mobile and

printable savings!

Purchase your book from the JCC’s

main entrance reception desk, Sports &

Fitness Center desk or Early Childhood

Development Program.

Starts January 5, 2017

Thursdays • 3:30–4:30 pm

$50 JCC members, $70 non-members

This 8-week exercise program is designed to help kids live a healthy

lifestyle. For more information and to register, contact Patrick

Scott at 315-234-4522 or pscott@jccsyr.org.

The JCC Neulander

Family

Sports & Fitness Center

at the JCC of Syracuse

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Tributes

The following tributes were received from July 22, 2016 to October 31, 2016.

TO FROM TO FROM

BEN MELTZER ENDOWMENT FUND

Leslie Aronoff and Bob Sanford To mark the happy occasion of your marriage.

Jo Frances Brown

BERT & LAURA ERLEBACHER

CULTURAL & EDUCATION FUND

Elaine Charles & Family In memory of Dr. Walter Charles. A great man

and a great Physician.

Irving H. Goldman, MD

Alyse Holstein

Chuckie & Alex Holstein

In memory of your husband.

Mark & Marci Erlebacher

In memory of your son.

Mark & Marci Erlebacher

BOBBI EPSTEIN LEWIS

SENIOR ADULT DINING PROGRAM FUND

Barbara Arnow

In memory of Mark.

Mark & Marci Erlebacher

Sondra & Steve Goldberg

Shirley Kay

Shirley Kay

Ilene & Herb Mendel

In honor of the marriage of

Dana Goldberg & Matt Cutter.

Marla & Steve Share

In memory of your sister.

Helen Marcum

In memory of your sister, I want to

follow in years.

Shush Martin

In honor of the birth of Wesley Simon Abraham.

Marla & Steve Share

GENERAL OPERATING FUND

Eleanor Garfinkel

Mazel Tov on Maurice & Rita’s wedding.

Jan & Neil Bronstein

Joanne & Victor Grazi

The Family of Irven Schapiro

The Family of George Wladis

Roberta Wladis & Family

Mazel Tov on Maurice & Rita’s wedding.

Jan & Neil Bronstein

In memory of Irven Schapiro.

Lois Roth

In memory of George Wladis.

Lois Roth

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your

beloved husband and father.

Sondra & Steven Goldberg

IDA RUBIN SENIOR ADULT NUTRITION ENDOWMENT FUND

Leslie Naughton

Wishing you a speedy & complete recovery

and good health.

Alan & Myrna Koldin

Family of Gertrude Radin

With our sincere sympathy on the passing of

your mother and grandmother.

Alan & Myrna Koldin

PLANT A TREE CARD PROGRAM

In memory of Lou & Hellian Seiden.

Sharon & Joe Kieffer

Dr. Jessica Hootnick and

Ben Heatwole

In honor of the birth of

Nathaniel Jacob Heatwole.

Great uncle David Hootnick & aunt Sally

SYDELLE ROTHMAN ECDP SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Dr. Ron Fish

In memory of Louis Fish.

Ilene and Herb Mendel

Dr. & Mrs. Herbert Mendel

The Poushter Family

The Shriro Family

The Wladis Family

In honor of the birth of your grandson.

Brenda & Gil Hoffman

In memory of Gert Radin.

Brenda & Gil Hoffman

In memory of Marvin.

Brenda & Gil Hoffman

In memory of George.

Brenda & Gil Hoffman

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

Erin Hart 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

JEFFREY SUSSMAN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Judy Torres

Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Margorie, Larry, Casi & Scott Loeb

JEROME AND PHYLLIS CHARNEY

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Jessica and Matt Rice In honor of Olivia’s naming.

Mark & Susan Field

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JCC of Syracuse

HIGH SCHOOL BANDS WANTED

15 th Annual High School

Battle of the Bands

Saturday, January 14, 2017

SPONSORED

BY

WINNING BAND RECEIVES...

SIGN UP

YOUR BAND TODAY!

• $200 cash prize

• 8-hours studio time at

More Sound Recording Studio

• $40 registration fee

• Deadline: 1/6/17

• Band members must be in

high school

Questions?

Contact Mick Hagan at

315-445-2040, ext. 129,

or mhagan@jccsyr.org.

BATTLE OF THE BANDS CONCERT:

January 14, 2017 • 7 pm

Tickets: $9 at the door

@

JCC of Syracuse

5655 Thompson Rd., DeWitt

www.jccsyr.org

T

Give the gift of

T

fitness for the

holidays!

Gift Certificates available for:

• Personal training

• Massage

• Nutritional counseling

• Group exercise classes

T

Stop by or call the JCC

Fitness desk at 315-234-4522.

Make your child’s birthday memorable with

one of our awesome theme parties!

• Arts and Crafts

• Fun and Games

• Gaga Pit Party

• Glitter and Glam

• Inflatable Fun

• Pool Party (summer)

BIRTHDAY

PARTIES

AT THE

JCC

For preschoolers, school-age kids and teens!

• Preschool Party

• Sports

• NEW! Toddlers’

Tango with Tamar!

• Yoga and Fitness

Start planning your party today! Contact Mick Hagan

at 315-445-2040, ext. 129, or mhagan@jccsyr.org.


5655 Thompson Rd.

DeWitt, NY 13214

NONPROFIT ORG.

U.S. POSTAGE

PAID

SYRACUSE, NY

PERMIT NO. 2392

Sam Pomeranz

Jewish Community Center

154 th Annual Meeting & Gala


Sunday

June 4, 2017

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