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FALL PROGRAM GUIDE

2019

Adults

After School

Children &

Families

Early

Childhood

Development

Seniors

Sports & Fitness

Summer Camp

Teens

A place where everyone belongs.


Sam Pomeranz

Jewish Community Center of Syracuse

156 th Annual Meeting & Gala

June 2, 2019

Owera Vineyards, Cazenovia

Photos by Jerry Klineberg

Pictured, from left, is the Wladis family: Lexi,

Steve, Rachel and Roberta.

From left is JCC Executive Director

Marci Erlebacher, Herbert (Hecky)

Alpert and Ettarae Alpert.

Rabbi Evan Shore smiles as he

is recognized for receiving the

Kovod Gadol Award.

Seated, from

left, is Mark

Erlebacher, Wendy

Meyerson, Andy

Fox, and Robert

and Nan Fechtner.

Standing, from

left, is JCC

Executive Director

Marci Erlebacher,

Ilene and Herbert

Mendel, JCC

Board President

Steven Sisskind

and Robin

Sisskind, and

Heidi and Ron

Lowenstein.

From left is Shira Boschan, Miriam Klaben, Hall of Fame

Award recipient Robin Goldberg, Amira Goldberg and Leah

Goldberg.

Pictured are members of the

JCC’s gala committee. From left

is Will Wallak, MaryAnne Gillson,

Robin Sisskind, Erin Hart, Steven

Sisskind, Debbie Goldwein, Davia

Moss, Marci Erlebacher, Jessica

Malzman and Shira Boschan.


Welcome

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Marci Erlebacher

Executive Director

Erin Hart

Executive Asst./

Office Manager

Mission

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

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

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

Central New York Region.

Don Cronin

Controller

Nick Finlayson

Membership Director

Tammy Barzee

Daytime Receptionist

Will Wallak

Marketing Director

Michael Pawlenko

Building Superintendent

Deborah Stonecipher

Evening Receptionist

Contents

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

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

JCC 2019 Annual Meeting & Gala ...................8

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

After School & School Age Programs ................15

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

Children’s Sports & Recreation Classes...............22

Adults & Seniors ..................................25

Neulander Family Sports & Fitness Center............27

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

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

2019–2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President

Vice-Presidents

Treasurer

Secretary

Immediate

Past President

Past President

Board Members

Steven Sisskind

Phillip D. Rubenstein, Howard M. Weinstein, M.D., Debbie Goldwein

Sara Temes

Roy S. Gutterman

Alan E. Lipsy

Andrea Knoller

Shira Boschan

Kathleen Davis

Linda R. Drimer

Haley Dubnoff

Adam DuChene

Nan Fechtner

Amira Goldberg

Bud Greenman

Kaye Habib

Peter Hall

Gillian Budman

Kanter

Paula Faith King

Michael A. Klein

Mark Levy

Scott D. Loeb

Joanne Maloff

Jessica Malzman

Helen Marcum

Melissa Romano McAllister

Davia Moss

Lynne Pascale

Sarah Rose Pinsky

Kevin I. Rosenberg, M.D.

Philip Rothschild

Anick Sinclair

Jeffrey J. Tamburo

Steven D. Wladis

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Our Jewish Community Center

Summertime reflections…

By Marci Erlebacher

JCC Executive Director

The Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Syracuse

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.

August 2019

Summertime here at the JCC is amazing. The non-stop hustle and bustle of children enjoying

summer camp. Families cooling off at the pool. And our Monday evening Senior Meal Program’s

Dr. Morton and Mrs. Libby Maloff Summer Senior Dinners can really get this place hopping!

It’s wonderful to see seniors enjoying and bettering themselves at the JCC. Since the JCC

became a participating gym in the SiverSneakers, Silver&Fit and RenewActive senior gym

membership programs a few of years ago, more seniors have been joining our Neulander Family

Sports & Fitness Center. It’s great to be a part of so many older adults getting fit and staying

healthy at the JCC.

Many of our senior Fitness members also know that the JCC serves up delicious and

nutritious kosher meals. Some seniors workout in the morning and stay to have lunch (after

making a reservation the business day before, of course). Our chef Donna does a great job and

receives rave reviews. Add in the occasional musical and other entertainment, informational

presentations, birthday celebrations and more, and it’s easy to see why local seniors keep

coming back to the “J.” We do this in the tradition of L’Dor V’Dor, or generation to generation,

and pay it forward to a generation that took care of us and is integral to the character of our

community.

Speaking of character, it is very uplifting to see young children mature as they go from

preschool to grade school and beyond. Some come back to the JCC to work as camp counselors

or lifeguards, and it’s refreshing to see how they’ve developed. I’d like to think that the JCC

had a positive influence on them. When we get confirmation of this, it is truly one of the most

satisfying experiences.

As I write these thoughts in mid-August, I am reminded that the new school year is

just around the corner. Here at the JCC, we are looking forward to another successful year.

Enrollment in our childcare programs and memberships are at an all-time high. We’re excited to

bring back our After School Program’s “Caterpillar to Butterfly” free tutoring program. And we

continue to improve our campus environment for the comfort and safety of all.

Whether you are a JCC member, program family or senior who enjoys coming for lunch,

thank you for the confidence that you have placed in us. We will always strive to live out our

mission and advance the JCC as a place where everyone belongs.

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Hours

FYIFOR

YOUR

INFORMATION

JCC Main Entrance

• Reception desk

Monday–Thursday. .. 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

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

Sunday. ............ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Neulander

Family Sports & Fitness Center

Monday–Thursday. .. 5:30 am – 9:00 pm

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

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

Sunday. ............ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Locker rooms close 15 minutes after the

fitness areas close. The Schayes Family

Gymnasium opens at 7 am Monday

through Friday. Hours may be extended

for special programming or league play.

FOR THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF EVERYONE

AT THE JCC, WE WILL STRICTLY ENFORCE THE

FOLLOWING SAFETY MEASURES:

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

without a driver present.

• No parking in the handicapped spaces without proper

authorization.

• No parking in the loading area.

• First offense will receive a written warning.

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

expense.

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

Contacts

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

Michael Pawlenko .....Building Superintendent ........... x125

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

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

Adults and Seniors Program

Cindy Stein

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

Joni Paul

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

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

Children’s Programming

Jerome & Phyllis Charney Early Childhood Development Program

After School & School Age Programs • Teen Programs

Pamela Ranieri........ Director of Children’s Programming.. x123

Amy Bisnett............ Assoc. Dir. of Children’s Programming.. x122

Early Childhood Development Program

Christine Flynn...... Early Childhood Assistant Director....x120

Jennifer Paine. ......Early Childhood Receptionist ....... x120

After School & School Age Programs

Joshua Van Alstyne . Asst. Dir. of School Age Programs ... x133

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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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 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 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

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 our website www.jccsyr.org

and on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Closings will also be listed on local TV

Sept. 2, 2019 ...Closed – Labor Day

Fitness Center and Pool only open.

Sept. 30, Oct. 1. Closed – Rosh Hashanah

Oct. 8 .........Close at 5 pm

Eve of Yom Kippur

Oct. 9 .........Closed – Yom Kippur

Oct. 14, 15 .....Closed – Sukkot

Childcare programs and Fitness Center only open.

Oct. 21 ........Closed – Shemini Atzeret

Childcare programs and Fitness Center only open.

Oct. 22 ........Closed – Simchat Torah

Childcare programs and Fitness Center only open.

Nov. 28, 29 .....Closed – Thanksgiving

Fitness Center only open.

Dec. 25 ........Closed

Fitness Center only open.

2019-2020 HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

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.

The JCC’s main office will be closed during Jewish holidays. For the convenience of our Fitness members and

program participants, only our childcare programs (ECDP, After School) and Fitness Center will be open during

select Jewish holidays as indicated below. Questions? Contact us at 315-445-2360 or info@jccsyr.org.

Jan. 1, 2020 .....Closed – New Year’s Day

Fitness Center only open.

April 8 .........Close at 5 pm

Eve of Passover

April 9, 10 ......Closed – Passover

Fitness Center only open.

April 15, 16 .....Closed – Passover

Childcare programs and Fitness Center only open.

May 25 ........Closed – Memorial Day

Fitness Center and Pool only open.

May 29 .........Closed – Shavuot

Childcare programs, Fitness Center and Pool only

open.

May 30 .........Shavuot

Fitness Center and Pool only open.

July 4 ..........Closed – Independence Day

Fitness Center and Pool only open.

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Supporting Your Center

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The JCC of Syracuse is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your continued

financial contributions, gifts, grants and endowments allow us to serve

you, your family and the larger community six days per week, year round.

Funds raised are critical to daily operations, special programming, future

development and improvements, and scholarships and financial aid.

End-of-year donation

Public support is imperative to the JCC of

Syracuse’s survival. The center depends on

these donations for a full 7% of its annual

budget. Information about making a taxdeductible,

end-of-year contribution will

be sent out in late fall.

Matching gifts

Many area companies 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 employer to determine eligibility

requirements.

Tribute cards

To commemorate special occasions,

including births, birthdays, graduations,

anniversaries, marriages, Bar or Bat

Mitzvah, or to celebrate and honor

the memory of a loved one, the JCC

welcomes tax-deductible gifts to one of

our many endowment or special funds.

(See the tributes on page 33.) The JCC

will send an acknowledgement card to the

individual (or next of kin) in whose name

the contribution is made. Tribute cards

recognize someone special and help the

JCC. For more information, contact Erin

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

Volunteer

An agency such as the JCC is dependent

on the enthusiasm and willingness of

community members who volunteer their

time and talents. Volunteers are invaluable

in bringing vital perspective, experience,

community and manpower to complement

those of our staff members.

Senior Adult Dining Program

Our Bobbi Epstein Lewis Senior Adult

Dining Program (see page 25) 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.

SHABBAT and HOLIDAY

CANDLE LIGHTING

August 30. ................... 7:25 pm

September 6. ................. 7:13 pm

September 13. ................ 7:00 pm

September 20. ................ 6:48 pm

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

September 29. ................ 6:32 pm

September 30. ............ after 7:30 pm

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

October 8. ................... 6:16 pm

October 11. .................. 6:11 pm

October 13. .................. 6:07 pm

October 14. .............. after 7:06 pm

October 18. .................. 5:59 pm

October 20. .................. 5:56 pm

October 21. .............. after 6:55 pm

October 25. .................. 5:49 pm

November 1. ................. 5:39 pm

November 8. ................. 4:30 pm

November 15. ................ 4:23 pm

November 22. ................ 4:17 pm

November 29. ................ 4:14 pm

December 6. ................. 4:12 pm

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JCC’s deli-themed gala a hit again

Over 220 supporters come together to

celebrate the Sam Pomeranz Jewish

Community Center’s 156th annual meeting

and gala, presented by naming sponsor the

Wladis family, on Sunday, June 2 at Owera

Vineyards in Cazenovia. There were plenty

of accolades, touching stories and smiles

shared during the event’s awards ceremony

which recognized outstanding service in

support of the JCC and the community.

Back by popular demand from last year,

the theme was a “New York Kosher Deli

Experience” catered once again by Essen

New York Deli of Brooklyn.

“We are thrilled with the wonderful

support this year for our honorees,” said

JCC of Syracuse Executive Director Marci

Erlebacher. “Their dedication to the

community and commitment to the JCC

are truly remarkable. It was so moving to

hear their stories of how the JCC has been

there for them throughout their lives. It’s a

joy to put on such a celebration each year,

and we couldn’t have done it without the

terrific support from our sponsors and

guests.”

Following a brief business meeting

where the JCC board of directors installed

its new and returning board members, as

well as its officers, it was on to the awards

portion where a total of five awards were

presented.

The first award given, the Kovod

Award, which signifies honor and

Pictured in the center of the group is Hall of Fame Award recipients Robin and Neil Goldberg. The

Goldbergs are flanked by their family, from left, Seth and Leah Goldberg, Jeremy and Miriam Klaben, Amira

and Adam Goldberg, and Shira and Jared Boschan.

importance, was presented to Phillip

Rubenstein, JCC board member and vice

president. Rubenstein is president of East

Syracuse-based United Radio. He has

served on the boards of Jewish Family

Service and Menorah Park and is currently

on the boards of the Jewish Community

Foundation of Central New York and the

Longhouse Council of the Boy Scouts of

America.

Next up was the Kovod Gadol Award

presented to Rabbi Evan Shore. This is the

JCC’s highest

honor which in

Photos by

Jerry Klineberg.

Hebrew translates to great honor. Rabbi

Shore has served as spiritual leader of

Sha’arei Torah Orthodox Congregation of

Syracuse for the past 30 years. He is also

the religious advisor to the JCC and its

board’s executive committee and serves

many JCC programs in various official

capacities. Rabbi Shore founded the

STOCS Chevra Kadisha, founded the eruv

in the Syracuse area and is a former board

member of Menorah Park and Jewish

Family Service.

This year Barbara Sheklin Davis and

Neil and Robin Goldberg were inducted

into the JCC Hall of Fame. This award

recognizes and celebrates individuals who

> See “JCC Gala” on page 11

Pictured seated, from left, is Kovod Award recipient Phillip Rubenstein along with

his children Peter and Elle. Standing, from left, is Phillip’s parents Arnie and Libby

Rubenstein, his brother-in-law and sister Dr. Mark and Mara Charlamb, and his wife

Cami Riley.

Pictured is Hall of Fame Award recipient Barbara

Sheklin Davis (center) with JCC Executive Director Marci

Erlebacher and JCC Board President Steven Sisskind.

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2019

JCC CAMP

Joe & Lynne Romano

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Thank you

for an awesome summer!

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Repentance, prayer and

righteous deeds

By Rabbi Evan Shore

Sha’arei Torah Orthodox

Congregation of Syracuse

The Jewish High Holidays encompass far

more than just three major services. In the

Mussaf (Additional Service) on all three days

we recite: Teshuvah U’Teffilah U’Tzdekah

(Repentance, Prayer and Righteous Deeds)

have the power to overturn an evil decree. In

other words, our presence in the Synagogue

during services is not sufficient, far more is

expected from each and every single one of

us.

Creed alone is not enough or adequate.

Repentance, prayer and righteous deeds

are essential components to not only begin

the new Jewish year but to reach a positive

conclusion.

One can postulate the performance of the

three actions cited above may have little

bearing upon the ultimate outcome. Certain

things are out of our control. However,

recently I saw a very powerful idea about

prayer. Prayer is not meant to change the

mind of God. Rather it is meant to change

the person reciting it.

Helen Plotkin in Tablet Magazine writes:

“When you read a novel, you don’t appreciate

the characters on the basis of whether

they live long lives with no loss. What you

appreciate is the depth and richness of the

characters’ lives.”

The High Holidays, though involving characters,

isn’t fiction; it is reality! We have the

power and capability to make ourselves

rich in depth, quality and substance in our

interactions between God and our fellow human

beings. Make use of the three-pronged

approach involving repentance, prayer and

righteous deeds.

Identify a weakness in a character trait and

repair it. Spend more time contemplating

words and mindset during services. Lastly,

be there for others. Do not be reactive to the

needs of others, be proactive.

Please God, with this approach, our New Year

can have greater import and worth.

Wishing you a happy, healthy and meaningful

New Year!!

BOICHIK

20 th ANNUAL

Jewish Federation of CNY

Jewish

MUSIC &

CULTURAL

FESTIVAL

SUNDAY

SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

Noon-5:30 pm

WEST OF ODESSA

FARAH

Sam Pomeranz

Jewish Community Center of Syracuse

KEYNA HORA KLEZMER BAND

• AN AFTERNOON OF FOOD, FUN AND GREAT

JEWISH MUSIC!

• CORNED BEEF • KNISHES • KUGEL

WINE • BEER • AND MORE!

By The Oaks Catering – Under the Vaad

• JEWELRY & CRAFTS VENDORS

• CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

www.syracusejewishfestival.org

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JCC Gala

• Continued from page 8

have made their mark through service to

the entire Jewish community.

Barbara Sheklin Davis is professor

emerita of modern languages at Onondaga

Community College. She served as

principal of the Syracuse Hebrew Day

School for 27 years and headed the

rabbi Jacob Epstein High School of

Jewish Studies (now the Rabbi Jacob

Epstein School of Jewish Studies) and the

Combined School of Congregation Beth

Sholom-Chevra Shas and Temple Beth El.

A passionate advocate of Jewish education,

she is also an author. Davis has written

Syracuse African Americans, The Jewish

Community of Syracuse (with Susan Rabin),

100 Jewish Things to Do Before You Die, A

Parallel Universe: Haredi Women Leading

Haredi Schools for Girls, and Two Jews

Three Opinions: Klal Yisrael, Pluralism and

the Jewish Community Day School Network.

She is currently working on three other

books, including I Hate Retirement (which

she does).

For Neil and Robin Goldberg, family

has always come first. Neil, president and

CEO of Raymour and Flanigan Furniture,

and Robin, a retired dentist, have also

dedicated their professional and personal

lives to the community in their hometown

of Syracuse. Neil is currently serving

on the national boards of the National

Home Furnishings Association, Home

Furnishings Council, American Furniture

Pictured is Kovod Gadol Award recipient Rabbi Evan Shore (center)

with JCC Executive Director Marci Erlebacher and JCC Board

President Steven Sisskind.

Photos by Jerry Klineberg.

Pictured seated, from left, is Parker Goldstein, “The Leslie” Award recipient Jessica Malzman, Jessica’s

husband Ari Malzman and Eleanor Malzman. Standing, from left, is Gary and Jill Goldstein, Alicia Lazaro,

Vanessa Khachane, and Bobbi and Cliff Malzman. “The Leslie” Award, named after Leslie London

Neulander, recognizes outstanding commitment and service to the JCC and the local community.

Hall of Fame, National Commission of the

Anti-Defamation League and Say Yes to

Education. He has been awarded the Jewish

Community Relations Council of New

York’s American Heritage Award, Esther

and Joseph Roth Award for Outstanding

Jewish Community Leadership, City of

Hope Spirit of Life Award, the American

Heritage Award of ADL, Ernst and Young

Entrepreneur of the Year and Syracuse

Business Journal’s “Business of the

Year.” Robin has served as president of

both the Syracuse Hebrew Day School

and Make-A-Wish Foundation, chair of

Jewish Federation of CNY Lion of Judah

division, annual chair of National Council

of Jewish Women’s “Mitzvah Project” and

as a board member of the

JCC of Syracuse, Temple

Adath Yeshurun and the

Syracuse Jewish Federation

(now the Jewish Federation

of CNY). She has been

awarded the JCRC-NY’s

American Heritage

Award, NCJW Hannah G.

Solomon Award, Esther

and Joseph Roth Award

for Outstanding Jewish

Community Leadership,

Presidential Leadership

Award from Syracuse

Jewish Federation, and

the Syracuse Hebrew Day

School Woman of Valor

Award.

Finally, this year’s Leslie Award, the

fourth to be given since being introduced

in 2016, was presented to JCC board

member Jessica Malzman. “The Leslie”

recognizes outstanding commitment

and service to the JCC and the local

community—the qualities which the

award’s namesake, Leslie London

Neulander, personified through her

many volunteer pursuits. Malzman is

the chief operating officer at Whitney

Partners, a New York-based executive

search firm. She has been a JCC board

member for the past two years, served on

the Gala Committee for three years and

has sat on the Parent Committee for the

JCC’s Jerome and Phyllis Charney Early

Childhood Development Program for the

past two years, most recently becoming the

committee co-chair. Malzman was also a

member of the Jewish Federation of CNY’s

young leadership committee from 2017-

2019.

The JCC of Syracuse’s annual meeting

and gala is the center’s largest and most

important annual fundraiser. This year’s

event proceeds, as in the past, will provide

significant funding for scholarships to

individuals in the JCC’s early childhood,

after school, summer camp and senior

programs.

For more information about the JCC of

Syracuse, call 315-445-2360 or visit www.

jccsyr.org.

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Children’s Programming

Early Childhood Development Program • After School & School Age Programs • Teen Programs

Pam Ranieri

Director of

Children’s Programming

315.445.2040 x123

pranieri@jccsyr.org

Amy Bisnett

Associate Director of

Children’s Programming

315.445.2040 x122

abisnett@jccsyr.org

We recently restructured and consolidated our children’s programs

(Early Childhood Program, After School & School Age Programs, and

Teen Programs) under the newly created Children’s Programming

department. This enhanced structure allows us to be more flexible

and responsive overall while giving these individual programs the

autonomy to better serve our members, families and the community.

Christine Flynn

Early Childhood

Assistant Director

315.445.2040 x120

cflynn@jccsyr.org

Jennifer Paine

Early Childhood Receptionist

315.445.2040 x120

Joshua Van Alstyne

Assistant Director of

School Age Programs

315.445.2040 x133

jvanalstyne@jccsyr.org

Jerome and Phyllis

Charney

Early Childhood Development Program

/ecdpjccsyr

HOW to REGISTER

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year

has been ongoing, and space is typically

very limited. Each new school year requires

registration. When a class is filled, based on

New York State licensing requirements, a

wait list is developed. Once the school year

begins, children are admitted from the wait

list on a space-available basis.

There is a $25 wait list reservation fee.

This does not guarantee placement in a

classroom. We will notify you if a placement

becomes available, and you will have 48

hours to accept the placement.

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

withdrawals or enrollment changes must be

made 30 days before the start of a session.

For more information, and to schedule a

tour, please call us at 315-445-2040, ext. 120.

Infant Level

We offer the highest quality of care to our

youngest members in the Syracuse area. To

maintain a developmentally appropriate

environment for our infants, they are

separated into two age groups: Infant I

and Infant II. Infants who are 6 weeks to

12 months old at time of enrollment are

placed in the Infant I classroom. Infants

who are 12 months to 24 months at the

We are committed to developing the social, emotional, physical

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

flourish as productive members of the community. Our

Hours

Monday–Friday

7 am – 6 pm

time of enrollment are placed in the

Infant II classroom.

The ECDP provides a responsive

environment that supports and encourages

exploration through a variety of classroom

routines and experiences. Infant caregivers

focus on daily routines such as hellos

and goodbyes, diapering and toileting,

feeding, dressing and soothing to sleep as

part of the

curriculum.

These oneon-one

routines

help to build

positive

relationships

between

infant and

caregiver, promoting trust and allowing

infants to feel secure in their environment.

Once infants have developed a

trusting relationship with their caregivers

they will start to gain new skills and

participate more actively in daily routines.

The teachers are then able to provide

intentional indoor and outdoor experiences

that allow children to learn while imitating

and pretending, connecting with music

and movement, exploring with sand and

water and creating with art.

emphasis is on helping children become independent,

self-confident, inquisitive and enthusiastic learners.

Toddler Level

• Must be 18-months old by September 3, 2019

Toddler children are at an age when they

establish secure attachments with their

caregivers more quickly and are now eager

to experience their world. They react to

what they experience through their senses

and physical activity. ECDP teachers

provide intentional experiences for

toddlers through a variety of indoor and

outdoor experiences.

Learning materials that match the

children’s growing abilities and interests

are provided and the children start to

explore objects and begin to use them

purposefully. While playing with toys,

imitating and pretending, exploring

sand and water, creating with art and

going outdoors, the toddlers learn to

communicate and socialize with peers and

adults, to think mathematically and to

discover like scientists.

Toddlers start to enjoy special

programming outside of the classroom

setting, such as Toddler Tango and gym

class. Toddlers are placed into classrooms

according to their chronological age.

Children do not need to be toilet trained,

and when appropriate, toilet training will

be incorporated into one of the goals for

your child.

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Early Childhood Development Program

CALENDAR

AUGUST

29. ............Meet your teacher

30. ............Closed

SEPTEMBER

2. .............Closed – Labor Day

3. .............First day of school

17. ............Field trip to Beak and Skiff

30. ............Closed – Rosh Hashanah

OCTOBER

1. .............Closed – Rosh Hashanah

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

9. .............Closed – Yom Kippur

16. ............Field trip to Beak and Skiff

NOVEMBER

26. ............Thanksgiving Luncheon

28, 29. ........Closed – Thanksgiving

DECEMBER

19. ............Chanukah Party

24 ...........Vacation Camp

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

26, 27, 30, 31 ..Vacation Camp

Three-Year Old Level

• Must be age 3 by December 1, 2019

With kindergarten just two years away,

this is an important time for every child

to learn that the world is bigger than

imagined. Children learn new skills

and concepts through our thematic,

hands-on approach to learning. Daily

activities are carefully planned to promote

children’s social, emotional and cognitive

development. Our teachers are trained to

recognize differences in rates

of development within this

age group, and individualize

instruction to meet every

child’s needs. Materials and

activities are appropriately

tailored in an effort to

challenge children’s abilities

while building their selfconfidence.

Throughout the year, children will

discover the wonder of the world they live

in. All of our three-year olds are actively

engaged in group discussions, long-term

studies, sensory play, cooking, process art

and more. Our three-year olds are reading

stories, singing songs and playing their way

through the day. We also tailor gym time

with our specialized gym instructor to

the needs of our three-year olds. We play

outside every day, weather permitting, on

our beautiful fenced-in playgrounds.

With all of these wonderful

activities happening in our three-year

old classrooms, the Early Childhood

Development Program provides a well

rounded and positive learning experience

for your child.

Pre-K Level

• Must be age 4 by December 1, 2019

Our oldest children explore the world

through our hands-on, developmentally

appropriate approach to learning. We

include both child initiated play and

teacher-directed academic experiences on

a daily basis. Planned lessons

and activities allow teachers

to informally and continually

assess each child in order

to effectively modify and

individualize instruction.

Academically, we focus

on exposing children to the

skills and concepts needed

to succeed in kindergarten.

This includes creative expression, math

and reading readiness, along with fine

and gross motor skill development to help

each child learn, grow and succeed. Each

classroom is also equipped with a SMART

board where the children are engaged in

daily interactive lessons which promote

creativity and critical thinking.

Children at the Pre-K level attend field

trips which coincide with what they are

learning. In the fall our classes will visit

the apple and pumpkin farms. Later in the

school year the teachers will plan specific

trips per their curriculums.

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Charney

Early Childhood Development Program

FUNDRAISERS

Bottle & can drive

Please bring in your bottles and cans to

FM Returnables at 202 W. Seneca St. in

Manlius! We raised over $500 last year

with the help of our families. Make sure

you tell them it’s a donation for JCC’s

ECDP when you drop off your bottles and

cans.

Square One Art

In October the Early Childhood

Department will be raising money using

your child’s artwork! Parents can purchase

coffee mugs, key chains, T-shirts and

magnets that express their little one’s

creativity. Order forms will be in your

child’s mailbox.

PJ LIBRARY

PJ Library in CNY (PJ for pajamas), a JCC

of Syracuse program, holds a monthly

PJ Library day in ECDP. Children are

encouraged to wear their pajamas to school

when the PJ Library coordinator visits to

read stories, sing songs and plan activities

with the children. PJ Library offers free,

high-quality Jewish books and music each

month to parents raising Jewish children

ages six months to eight years all across

North America.

Kids Yoga

ENRICHMENT CLASS

Ages: 3–5

Day: Wednesday

Time: 1:15–2 pm

Dates: October 16, 23, 30

November 6, 13, 20

December 4, 11

Fee: $90 members, $100 non-members

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. Taught

by Bridgett Langstaff.

Pre-registration required. Class subject to

minimum enrollment. Use the registration

form on p. 20 and sign-up today!

Questions? Call us at 315-445-2040,

ext. 120, or stop by our office.

Great birthday parties start here!

We offer age appropriate games and activities tailored to your

preschooler’s likes and interests. Parties at the JCC are two

hours long, and include all necessary materials, invitations,

birthday cake and party supplies. Our staff will set up and

clean up, and provide one hour of structured fun.

For details and pricing, contact Josh Van Alstyne at

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

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After School & School Age Programs

Kindergarten –

Sixth Grade

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

in a safe, nurturing, flexible and welcoming environment that supports their

families’ needs. Programming focuses on a healthy combination of constructive

play, child- and counselor-led activities, active play and Judaic culture. Everyone

is welcomed and encouraged to become vital members of our programs.

After AFTER School SCHOOL PROGRAM Program

September 3, 2019

First day of the After School Program

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 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 are based on

availability.

CalenDAR

Sept. 2. ........Closed – Labor Day

Sept. 3. ........First day of

After School Program

Sept. 30, Oct. 1.. Closed – Rosh Hashanah

Oct. 8. .........Close at 5 pm

Eve of Yom Kippur

Oct. 9. .........Closed – Yom Kippur

Oct. 14. ........Columbus Day vaca camp

Nov. 11.........Veterans Day vaca camp

Nov. 28, 29. ....Closed – Thanksgiving

Dec. 25. ........Closed

Jan. 1, 2020. ....Closed – New Year’s Day

What is the ASP all about?

• Balancing safe, educational and

recreational programming for schoolage

children.

• Hours: Close of school to 6 p.m. on

school days.

• Recreation includes all types of sports

and games, arts and crafts, cultural

activities, sledding when there’s snow,

swimming in June and much more.

• Educational activities are experiential

and based on fun.

• The homework room is available

Monday through Thursday.

Transportation

J-D Schools transports students directly

to the JCC. This must be coordinated with

the specific school. The JCC’s own bus can

transport students from some Syracuse

City and F-M district schools, including

private schools, at no extra cost. Please

contact us for scheduling. The JCC bus

We offer class care for After School Program

families who want the convenience of sending

their child to enrichment classes without

having to transport them all over town.

Our wide range of popular classes offer

the security and quality care that comes

along with our After School Program at an

affordable price.

Pricing is based on your child’s arrival time to

the program. Pay a monthly fee based on the

number of days your child is enrolled in a JCC

class. To be eligible for class care, enrichment

classes must be at least 45 minutes long. If a

class is less than 45 minutes you must enroll

in regular after school care for the day. Your

Class Care—How it Works

is reserved for children enrolled in JCC

programs.

Program monthly rates

Days per week Members Non-members

5 $255 $325

4 $220 $282

3 $190 $250

2 $140 $175

1 $95 $115

5% sibling discount. Discount applies to lower

priced enrollment on each additional child.

After School Program rates are NOT prorated

for months with varying number of

school days or for participant absences.

child may stay in the After School Program

before and/or after class until the program

closes at 6 p.m.

Class Care Pricing*

Syracuse Hebrew Day

School and JDMS

Ed Smith, Moses DeWitt,

Tecumseh, H.W. Smith

and F–M Schools

Jamesville Elementary

$20 per class

day per month

$15 per class

day per month

$10 per class

day per month

*Please contact us if your child’s school is not

listed here.

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After School & School Age Programs

Kindergarten –

Sixth Grade

VACATION camps

The JCC’s vacation camps offer safe and

engaging programming for school-age

children during regularly scheduled school

breaks. We make it easy and convenient

for your child to enjoy fun and creative

indoor/outdoor activities such as sports,

games, arts and crafts, field trips and more.

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

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

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

options are also available most days. Fullday

campers are asked to bring a nonmeat

lunch. An afternoon snack will be

provided.

Vacation camps require separate

registration and the cost is not included in

the monthly After School Program rates.

2019-2020 VACATION CAMPS

Registration flyers will be sent home with all

regular After School Program participants a

few weeks prior to each vacation camp. Our

activities vary greatly and we keep things

exciting and fun for our vaca-campers.

Times 9 am – 4 pm

Early/Late Care* 7 am – 6 pm

Prices

Full Day $50 members, $60 non-mem.

Half Day $32 members; $38 non-mem.

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

*Free for After School Program participants

enrolled at least one day/week

Columbus Day ............ Monday, 10/14

Veterans Day. ..............Monday, 11/11

Pre-Turkey Day......... Wednesday, 11/27

Winter Break. .. 12/23, 12/24, 12/26, 12/27,

...............12/30, 12/31, 1/2/20, 1/3/20

M.L.K. Day ............. Monday, 1/20/20

February Break. ................. 2/17–21

Spring/Passover Break. ............ 4/6–8

CAMP care for other days off from school

If you need care for your grade K-6 child

during other incidental days off from

school such as district-wide superintendent

days, conference days, half-days and even

unexpected snow days, we’ve got you

covered. The JCC offers camp care on

these days with the same types of cool

activities as our school break vacation

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

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

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

We’re here when you need us

Even if you’re not a JCC After School

Program participant, you may bring your

school-age child to the JCC on these

incidental days off from school. Please call

ahead for the forms and details.

The JCC After School

Program will continue

its reading and tutoring

program thanks to funding

from the Michelle Schotz Foundation. This

new initiative is a great way for students

We serve the Syracuse City School District

(select schools), Jamesville-DeWitt, Fayetteville-

Manlius and area private schools. If your child

attends school in these districts or has a school

closure that coincides with one of these public

school districts, you may take advantage of

these days.

For our After School Program

participants...

Regularly scheduled After School Program

participants have the added bonus of lowcost

child care—only $10 per child—for

camp care during these incidental days off

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

these days.

Questions? Call us at 315-445-2360.

Reading and tutoring support from caterpillar to butterfly

to get some extra help outside of school

in order to excel from “caterpillar to

butterfly” in literacy.

For information on enrolling your

child, contact the After School Program at

315-445-2360.

TASTY FUNDRAISER

Get your kosher challah here every Friday!

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

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

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

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

placed by noon on Wednesday for Friday pick up.

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Membership

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.

Benefits

You do not have to be Jewish to become a

member of the JCC of Syracuse. Your JCC

membership is a one-year commitment

Sports & Fitness Center

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

Full-Facility

(FF)

Non-Fitness

(NF)

Member Rates on Programs & Svcs. • •

Pool Membership • •


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

*Per class fee applies to Tap and Ballroom Dance.

Trial and discounted promotional memberships are not eligible for child care or other program

discounts.

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MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

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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...

In the spirit of

Tzedakah, please

consider making

a tax-deductible

contribution

along with your

membership

payment.

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

REGISTRATION CODE AMOUNT

Membership Type (A–H)

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)

q Credit Card (MC, Visa, Discover, Amex)

Acct. #: Exp. Date: Security Code:

Please complete

the Membership

Application on

the next page. >>

Cardholder Name:

Signature:

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PRIMARY MEMBER

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

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Membership Application

Last Name First Name Date of Birth

Address City State Zip

Home Phone Cell Phone Email

Occupation Employer Employer Phone

Emergency Contact Name Phone Relationship

Synagogue Affiliation (optional) q No Affiliation q Not Applicable

How did you hear about us?

MEMBER #2

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

Last Name First Name Date of Birth

Address City State Zip

Home Phone Cell Phone Email

Occupation Employer Employer Phone

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

q M

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.

Trial and discounted promotional memberships are not

eligible for child care or other program discounts.

I have read and agree with these membership terms

as acknowledged by my signature below.

Primary Member’s Signature

Date

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BILLING INFORMATION (parent/guardian if applicable)

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Class Registration & Emergency Authorization

Last Name

First Name

Address City State Zip

Home Phone Cell Phone Email

PARTICIPANT(S) AND CLASS SELECTION(S)

Name Class Day(s) Time Fee

1.

2.

3.

4.

Payment: q Cash q Check q Credit Card (Visa, MC, Discover, Amex) Total Amount Enclosed _______________________

Card # _______________________________________________________________________________________

Exp. Date __________________________

Cardholder Signature _______________________________________________________________________ JCC Member? q Yes q No

EMERGENCY AUTHORIZATION

PLEASE NOTE: The JCC must have a current Emergency Authorization for medical treatment of minors on file for each participant in its programs.

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 Sept. 1, 2019 through August 31, 2020 in the event of my unavailability.

Name Date of Birth Allergies/Special Conditions

1.

2.

3.

4.

Medical/dental/hospitalization coverage for above named minor(s):

Insurance company/government program ____________________________________________________________

Family physician _______________________________________________________________________________________

ID/contact/group # ____________________________________

Phone # ________________________________________________

PUBLICITY RELEASE

I hereby q give q do not give

permission for my above named child(ren) to be used in any JCC of Syracuse photos, videos, publicity or promotional pieces.

AGREEMENT/RELEASE SIGNATURE

I recognize that participating in athletic/recreation programs have certain

inherent risks for which the Jewish Community Center of Syracuse, Inc.,

is not liable. I hereby, for myself, executors and administrators, waive and

release any and all claims for damages I may seek against the JCC or places

used by the JCC in conjunction with this athletic/recreation program. I also

recognize that medical expenses I may incur in connection with participation

in this athletic/recreation program are my own responsibility. I hereby appoint

the appropriate JCC staff to act on my behalf in authorizing unexpected

medical, dental, surgical or hospital care should I be unable to do so. I have

read the preceding paragraphs as acknowledged by my signature below.

Signature

Date

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Winning band

receives...

• $200 cash prize!

January 18, 2020

SIGN UP YOUR BAND!

Contact Amy Bisnett at

315-445-2040 x123 or abisnett@jccsyr.org

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Discounted

movie tickets

For Regal Cinemas

• $10 each

• No expiration date

• No restrictions

Purchase tickets at the JCC’s

front desk. Proceeds benefit the

JCC Children’s Dept.

PJ LIBRARY IN CNY – A JEWISH COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

Serves 9–11 year olds by

offering choice and creative

outlets. www.pjourway.org

pjlibraryradio.com

FREE

Jewish bedtime

stories & songs

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

Connect with us for the latest updates.

/PJLibraryCNY

/PJLibraryCNY

Carolyn Weinberg | pjcny@jccsyr.org

PJ Library in CNY

is a program of the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center.

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Children’s Classes

Sports School & of FitneSS

[ Gymnastics ] dance

Preschool & 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

Lil’ Kickers Soccer – Pre-K

Age: Pre-K (must be four by 12/1/19)

Day: Wednesday

Time: 11–11:30 am

Dates: 9/11–11/20 (not 10/9)

Fee: $140 members, $160 non-members

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.

SPORTS

Throwing, catching, kicking and running made fun for preschoolers

through pre-sports skills training. Miniature equipment is used with an

emphasis on fun and good sportsmanship.

Rookie Sports I

Age: 3 (must be three by 12/1/19)

Day: Friday

Time: 1–1:30 pm

Dates: 9/13–11/22

Fee: $145 members, $165 non-members

Rookie Sports II

Age: Pre-K

Day: Monday

Time: 1–1:45 pm

Dates: 9/9–11/25 (not 9/30, 10/14, 10/21)

Fee: $155 members, $175 non-members

KARATE

Little Dragon Karate

Age: Pre-K (must be three by 12/1/19)

Day: Friday

Time: 1–1:30 pm

Dates: 9/13–11/22

Fee: $155 members, $175 non-members

CNY Karate School at the JCC! This preschool

karate class provides a fun and appropriate

way to introduce your youngest to this popular

and healthy sport. Additional fees may be

incurred for uniform and sparring equipment.

Kids Karate

Age: Grades K–6

Day: Friday

Time: 4:15–5 pm

Dates: 9/13–11/22

Fee: $175 members, $195 non-members

Students 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.

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Preschool GYMNASTICS

The JCC offers a wonderful program that

introduces preschoolers to gymnastics at

times designed to be convenient for parents.

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Preschool & School Age

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Tumbling Tots I

(Preschool Gymnastics I)

Age: 3 (must be three by 12/1/19)

Day: Tuesday

Time: 1–1:45 pm

Dates: 9/10–11/26 (not 10/1, 10/15, 10/22)

Attire: Girls: leotard; boys: shorts with

no 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: 9/10–11/26 (not 10/1, 10/15, 10/22)

Attire: Girls: leotard; boys: shorts with

no snaps, buttons or strings

Fee: $155 members, $170 non-members

Pre-gymnastics movement skills are taught in

a safe and fun environment using floor, beam,

bars and vault.

Ninja Warriors

Age: Pre-K (must be four by 12/1/19)

Day: Wednesday

Time: 2–2:45 pm

Dates: 9/11–11/20 (not 10/9)

Fee: $155 members, $170 non-members

Attire: Shorts or sweatpants.

No pants with snaps, buttons or strings.

Build strength and agility by jumping, swinging,

climbing, hanging, balancing and leaping

through our fun-filled, ninja-style obstacle

course!

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 – Levels I, II, III

Age: Grades K and up

Day: Monday

Time: 3:30–4:30 pm

Dates: 9/9–11/25 (not 9/30, 10/14, 10/21)

Fee: $130 members, $150 non-members

Beginning gymnastics foundations taught

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

encouraging environment.

Gymnastics – Levels I, II, III

Age: Grades K and up

Day: Monday

Time: 4:30–5:30 pm

Dates: 9/9–11/25 (not 9/30, 10/14, 10/21)

Fee: $130 members, $150 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 Amy Bisnett, associate director

of children’s programming and inclusion

specialist, and Sherri Lamanna, director

Pre-Team Gymnastics

Days: Wednesday and Friday

Time: 4–5:30 pm

Dates: 9/11–11/22 (not 10/9)

Fee: $340 members, $365 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 introduction to competitions.

Team Gymnastics

Days: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 3:45–5:30 pm

Dates: 9/10-11/26 (not 10/1, 10/15, 10/22)

Fee: $340 members, $365 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.

of Preschool Physical Education and

Gymnastics. Classes will require

a minimum of four children and a

maximum

of six to

ensure that

all children

receive

proper

support and

attention.

Age: 3–4 (must be three

by 12/1/19)

Day: Thursday

Time: 12:30–1:15 pm

Dates: 9/12–11/21

Fee: $180 members,

$190 non-members

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Creative Tots

Children’s Classes

PRESCHOOL DANCE

Age: 3 (must be three by 12/1/19)

Day: Thursday

Time: 1–1:30 pm

Dates: 9/12–11/21

Limit: 8

Attire: Girls: Leotard and tights

Boys: Shorts and T-shirt

Shoes: Ballet shoes

Fee: $165 members, $175 non-members

For the youngest dancers, this class is an introduction

to music and movement with a focus

on fun and creativity.

Pre-Ballet

Age: Pre-K

Day: Thursday

Time: 1:45–2:15 pm

Dates: 9/12–11/21

Limit: 8

Attire: Girls: Leotard and tights

Boys: Shorts and T-shirt

Shoes: Pink ballet shoes (girls)

Fee: $165 members, $175 non-members

This Pre-K class is an introduction to ballet

techniques and terminology.

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Preschool & School Age

School of Dance

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

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

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

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

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

Please ask for details.

Fancy Feet

Age: Pre-K

Day: Thursday

Time: 2:30–3 pm

Dates: 9/12–11/21

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: $165 members, $175 non-members

Tap and jazz class for boys and girls. Develop

rhythm, strength and flexibility.

SCHOOL-AGE DANCE

Jazz, Tap and Ballet

Age: Grades K–4

Day: Friday

Time: 3:15–4 pm

Dates: 9/13–11/22

Limit: 8

Attire: Girls: Leotard and tights

Boys: Shorts and T-shirt

Shoes: Black jazz shoes and tap shoes

Fee: $185 members, $195 non-members

Tap and Jazz

Age: Grades K and up

Day: Friday

Time: 4:15–5 pm

Dates: 9/13–11/22

Limit: 8

Attire: Girls: Leotard and tights

Boys: Shorts and T-shirt

Shoes: Black jazz shoes and tap shoes

Fee: $165 members, $175 non-members

Ballet

Age: Grades K and up

Day: Friday

Time: 4:45–5:15 pm

Dates: 9/13–11/22

Limit: 8

Attire: Girls: Leotard and tights

Boys: Shorts and T-shirt

Shoes: Pink ballet shoes (girls)

Fee: $165 members, $175 non-members

Classes begin the week of

September 9. Please use the

registration form on page 20.

Questions? Contact Sherri Lamanna

at 315-445-2040, ext. 126.

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Adults and Seniors Program

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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

Joni Paul

Adult and Senior

Programming Assistant

Donna Carullo

Chef

Flu Shot

Clinics at the JCC

September 18

12:30 – 3:00 pm

September 23

11 am – 2:30 pm

Provided by Wegmans Pharmacy.

Sponsored by the

Green Family Foundation

Must be 18 or older.

Medicare and most insurances accepted.

Reservations requested.

Call 315-445-2040, ext. 104.

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 one of the only senior

nutrition programs outside of New York

City serving kosher meals five days a

week. The program is funded in part by

Onondaga County Adult and Long Term

Care Services, New York State Office for

the Aging, and the Jewish Federation of

Central New York.

Senior kosher lunches

Day: Weekdays

Time:

Cost:

Noon

$4.00 suggestion contribution.

$5.00 special holiday luncheon

suggested contribution.

Menu: Posted in our senior newsletter

and online at bit.ly/jccsrmenu.

Reservations: By noon the business day

before. Call 315-445-2360 or stop

by the JCC main entrance

reception desk.

Special holiday luncheons

Rosh Hashanah Celebration ......Sept. 27

Jewish Harvest Celebration ...... Oct. 18

Thanksgiving Celebration .......Nov. 22

Hanukkah Celebration ..........Dec. 20

Check our senior newsletter for the latest

info on upcoming 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

Enjoy live entertainment once a month

during lunch! Check our senior newsletter

for dates.

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Adults and Seniors Program

Fall driver safety courses

at the JCC

Connect. Learn. Have fun.

Birthday celebrations

Each month we hold a birthday celebration

for all the senior birthdays in that month.

The dates are posted in the newsletter.

Come help us celebrate!

Bridge

We welcome new bridge players of all ages

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

Join us for lunch and then hit the tables!

A new table will open up when we have

enough extra players signed up. Please stop

by the front desk to get on the list.

Driver safety courses

We regularly host driver safety courses

at the JCC. See the upcoming fall classes

at right. Check the senior newsletter or

our website www.jccsyr.org for future

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 us at

315-445-2040, ext. 104.

Presentations

We regularly hold informational

presentations by our Neighborhood

Advisor and other speakers on topics of

interest to seniors. Check our newsletter

for upcoming topics and dates.

Free nutrition counseling for seniors at the JCC

Want to eat healthier to be healthier? If

you’re age 60 or older or a caregiver for

a senior, you are eligible to receive free

nutrition counseling at the JCC.

Nutrition counseling

appointments are available the

third Monday of every month

from 11 a.m. to noon and from

1–2 p.m. Registered Dietitian

Laurie Zirilli, MA, RD, CDN,

is a consulting dietitian for the

Onondaga County Office for

Aging and will provide this service at the

JCC.

Whether you are newly diagnosed with

an illness that requires you to alter your

eating habits, or just need to discuss proper

nutrition, Zirilli is available to help. Again,

there is no charge for this service, however

voluntary contributions are accepted and

appreciated.

A nutrition counseling

appointment is required to meet

with Zirilli. To schedule an

appointment, contact Cindy Stein

at 315-445-2040, ext. 104, or

email cstein@jccsyr.org.

We can all use a refresher every now and

then when it comes to safely navigating the

roadways. Check out these upcoming driver

safety courses coming to the JCC.

Fall 2019 driver safety schedule

• AARP Driver Safety Course

Tuesday, Sept. 17 and

Wednesday, Sept. 18

9 am – noon

• National Safety Council

Defensive Driving Course

Sunday, Nov. 3

9 am – 4 pm

• AARP Driver Safety Course

Tuesday, Nov. 19 and

Wednesday, Nov. 20

9 am – noon

Both classes are $25 per person; $20 for

AARP members for the AARP class and

$20 for JCC members for the National

Safety Council class. Attendees must bring

their drivers license. For the AARP class,

must attend both days and AARP members

please bring your AARP card or ID number.

Both courses will refresh current rules of

the road, defensive driving techniques and

how to operate your vehicle more safely

in today’s increasingly challenging driving

environment. Attendees will be instructed

on how to manage and accommodate for

age-related issues and ways to manage

difficult situations.

Upon completion of either course

participants will receive in the mail a

certificate making them eligible for a

discount on their auto insurance and a

reduction of the effect of up to 4 points of

recently assigned for driving infractions.

To register for these classes, call the JCC

of Syracuse at 315-445-2360 or stop by the

JCC front desk.

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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

We provide fitness and health education, training and programming to individuals of

all ages in order to help promote permanent, healthy lifestyle patterns and enhance

overall physical and emotional well-being.

Patrick Scott

Sports & Fitness Director

Michael S. Knapp

Personal Trainer

Paula Pacini

Group Exercise Coordinator

Locker Rentals

• Large $195/year

• Small $95/year

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OPEN GYM

Please see the schedule at the Fitness desk or

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

BASKETBALL

Member’s Pickup Basketball

(18 and older)

Days & Times: Thursdays 7–9 pm

Sundays 9–11 am

Cost: Free for Fitness members

Non-Fitness members:

• $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.

Everything you need

in one state-of-the-art facility

We understand the importance of regular

exercise in leading a healthy lifestyle.

That’s why we’re dedicated to helping

you attain your fitness goals. Our

family-friendly facility offers

something for every age group. 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 315-234-4522 today for a tour!

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Neulander

Family Sports & Fitness Center

JCC now accepts RenewActive gym membership

program

The JCC of Syracuse has started offering

local seniors yet another option for

working out at little or no cost. The

JCC’s Neulander Family Sports & Fitness

Center recently became a RenewActive

by UnitedHealthcare participating gym.

The program is

available with select

UnitedHealthcare

Medicare Advantage

plans. It offers

seniors a gym membership with the JCC

as an insurance benefit, usually at no

additional cost.

RenewActive is a new plan that

has replaced the UnitedHealthcare

Optum program. RenewActive by

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

UnitedHealthcare supports fitness for body

and mind.

The JCC Sports & Fitness Center is also

a participating gym in the Silver&Fit, and

SilverSneakers programs for seniors, which

are similar to RenewActive and offered

through other

health insurance

companies.

For more

information

about RenewActive, and to see if you’re

eligible, contact the JCC’s Nick Finlayson,

membership director, at 315-445-2040, ext.

140, or nfinlayson@jccsyr.org.

We also accept

the following senior gym membership programs:

Questions? Contact Nick Finlayson at 315-445-2040 x140 or nfinlayson@jccsyr.org.

FREE Fitness Assessments

Stop by the Fitness desk today to schedule

your complimentary 60-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!

GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

We offer over 50 group exercise classes a

week that are tailored to people of all ages and

designed to meet a variety of fitness needs.

• All classes are free for Fitness members

(except Tap Dance and Ballroom Dance).

• $10 per class for non-Fitness members.

• TRX: $15/class for non-Fitness members.

Check out the schedule and class descriptions

starting on page 30. For the latest updates, see

the schedule on our website www.jccsyr.org

or pick up a copy at the Fitness Center lobby.

Questions? Stop by the Fitness desk or call

315-234-4522.

FAMILY GYM

Ages: 3 and up

Day: Sundays (starts up again Sept. 15)

Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Fee: Free for all JCC 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,

inflatable tumbling run and other fun 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!

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Family Sports & Fitness Center

Fall tap dance classes start Sept. 17

If you’ve ever wanted to try tap dancing,

now is a great time. The JCC’s Neulander

Family Sports & Fitness Center will

hold weekly adult Tap Dance classes on

Tuesdays this fall starting Sept. 17. Four

class levels will be offered each evening

at the center on 5655 Thompson Rd. in

DeWitt. The remedial class starts at 6:30

p.m., beginner at 7:00 p.m., intermediate at

8:00 p.m. and advanced at 9:00 p.m. (ends

at 9:45 p.m.). The weekly group sessions

will run through Dec. 10.

The JCC’s Tap classes are open to

anyone age 12 and older. No prior dance

experience is necessary. The cost is $5 per

person each night. Advance registration is

not required, although tappers are asked

to arrive early to sign in. Plenty of free

parking is available.

The remedial and beginner classes

are for newcomers and teach from the

beginning. A limited number of tap shoes

are available to borrow at no cost each

night on a first come, first served basis.

Local attorney and choreographer

Barry Shulman will once again lead the

classes. Shulman, who

has held the Tap classes

each spring and fall at

the JCC for many years,

teaches “New York City”

style. Students do not

need to commit to every

class and can attend as

much as they’d like.

“Once again we’re

excited to have Barry

back teaching Tap again

this fall,” said Patrick

Scott, JCC sports &

fitness director. “He’s

an excellent teacher and

makes the classes lively

and entertaining. For beginners, the classes

are a great way for both men and women

to try something new. And if you’ve been

dancing for awhile, Barry can still teach

you a thing or two.”

Shulman, a partner with the law

firm Mackenzie Hughes LLP, has taught

principal dancers on Broadway and with

national tours. He keeps the cost of the

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tap classes to a minimum and donates the

proceeds to the JCC of Syracuse. Shulman

received the JCC’s Kovod Gadol award in

2013 for his extraordinary commitment,

energy and loyalty to the center.

For more information about the adult

Tap Dance classes, contact the JCC’s Sports

and Fitness Center at 315-234-4522 or

pscott@jccsyr.org.

Summer pickleball clinics taught by pro teacher

Ballroom dance classes return

in September

The JCC’s Neulander Family Sports

& Fitness Center held three pickleball

clinics on July 25. They were taught by

Zorano Tubo, New York’s first IPTPA

(International Pickleball Teaching

Professional Association) certified

teaching pro. He and his family guided

the participants through the basics of

pickleball and beyond. Tubo is a dedicated

pickleball teacher and actively promotes

the sport via clinics, juniors programs,

lessons, exhibitions/demonstrations and

more. The JCC Fitness Center offers

pickleball play on its outdoor and indoor

courts for both members and nonmembers.

Pictured is the Beginners clinic

with Tubo seated on the court.

The JCC’s Neulander

Family Sports & Fitness

Center will hold adult

ballroom dance classes on

Thursdays from 6:30–7:30

p.m. starting Oct. 3, 2019.

The cost is $5 per person

each night. No experience

is necessary. Advance registration is not

required. Please check-in at the Fitness Center.

The JCC’s ballroom dance class is suitable for

all skill levels and primarily for beginners. A

variety of popular dances will be taught.

Dance shoes are not required. Shoes with

smooth soles are more than adequate. Maria

Cirino, the class instructor, has been dancing

and teaching dance locally for over 25 years.

For more information about ballroom dance at

the JCC, call 315-234-4522 or email pscott@

jccsyr.org.

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Family Sports & Fitness Center

FALL 2019

GROUP EXERCISE CLASS SCHEDULE

6 AM

SUN

MON

5:45–6:30 AM

Muscle Sculpting

Bev

TUE

5:45–6:30 AM

Group Cycle

Ron

WED

5:45–6:30 AM

TRX

Bev

THU

5:45–6:30 AM

Group Cycle

Bev

FRI

5:45–6:30 AM

Muscle Sculpting

Bev

SAT

7 AM

6:45–7:30 AM

Yoga

Linda R.-S.

8 AM

9 AM

10 AM

11 AM

12 PM

9–9:45 AM

Group Cycle

Team

9:50–10:35 AM

Muscle Sculpting

Team

11:30 AM–12:30 PM

Family Gym

Team

(starts 9/15/19)

8:15–9 AM

Body Sculpting

Dianne

9–9:45 AM

Exercise Chair* – Joe

9–9:55 AM

Line Dancing – Tom

10–10:55 AM

Group Cycle – Dianne

10–10:45 AM

TaijiFit & Bone

Density – Paula

11–11:50 AM

Senior Strength &

Balance**

Paula

9–9:45 AM

Group Cycle

Dianne

9–9:55 AM

Dancing Boomers

Kellie

10–11 AM

Pilates

Sue L.

11–11:30 AM

Express TRX–Paula

11:05 AM

Chair & Balance*–Sue L.

11:05 AM

NIA – June/Marci

12–12:45 PM

Express Yoga*–Paula

Line Dancing – Tom

12:30 PM Beginner,

1:15 PM Intermediate

8:15–8:55 AM

Body Sculpting

Dianne

9 AM

Step &

Sculpt

Vanessa

9 AM

Yoga*

Cynthia

10–10:55 AM

Group Cycle

Karen B.

10–10:50 AM

Line Dancing – Tom

11–11:50 AM

Chair Yoga Fusion

Paula

NEW!

STARTS 9/10/19

NEW!

STARTS 9/10/19

STARTS 9/10/19

9:30–10:30 AM

Yoga

Kay

10:30 AM

Pilates

Karen M.

11:35 AM

NIA

Elaine

11 AM

Exercise

Chair*

Joe

8–8:50 AM

50/50 (Muscle

Sculpting/TRX)

Peg

9 AM

Step &

Sculpt

Vanessa

9 AM

Yoga*

Cynthia

10–10:50 AM

WERQ Dance Fit – Paula

10–10:55 AM

Group Cycle – Monika

10:30–11:30 AM

Tai Chi Arthritis* - Genoa

11–11:50 AM

Senior Strength

& Balance

Paula

8:30–9:15 AM

50/50 (Cycle/TRX)

Karen B./Madge

8:30–9:15 AM

Body Sculpt – Dianne

9:20–10:05 AM

Zumba

1st, 3rd, 5th Sat.

Step 2nd, 4th Sat.

10:30–11:30 AM

NIA

Team

*Class Meets Upstairs

4 PM

5 PM

6 PM

7 PM

LINE DANCING

WEDNESDAYS

6:30–7:25 pm

Beginners Line

Dancing

In Dance Studio

7:30–8:30 pm

Improver^

Line Dancing

In Dance Studio

^Between Beginner

and Intermediate.

Tap Dance Tuesdays

Ballroom Dance

Thursdays

See back for details.

5:45–6:30 PM

WERQ Dance Fitness

Paula

5:45–6:30 PM

TRX

Bev

6:35–7:30 PM

Pilates

Sue

5:30–6:30 PM

Line Dancing –

Intermediate – Tom

5:30–6:30 PM

Pilates* – Sue

5:45–6:30 PM

Group Cycle – Bev

5:45–6:30 PM

TRX

Bev

5:45–6:30 PM

Muscle Sculpting

Lee/Will/Maria

Line Dancing – Tom

6:30 pm Beg., 7:30 pm Imp.

See details at left.

6:35–7:30 PM

Pilates/Barre Combo*

Sue L.

5:45–6:30 PM

Group Cycle

Cindy/Maria

5:45–6:30 PM

Zumba

Hareen

Social Line Dancing

in Auditorium – Tom

6:30 PM Beginner Plus,

7:15 PM Intermediate

STARTS 9/12/19

**Free class open to all seniors (membership

not required). Questions? Call or stop by the

Fitness desk.

All classes are free for Fitness members

except Tap Dance and Ballroom Dance. Fee

for non-Fitness members is $10/drop-in.

TRX Classes

• Registration required.

Call or stop by the Fitness desk.

• Fee: $15 for non-Fitness 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 desk at 315-234-4522.

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Neulander

Group

Exercise Classes

Family Sports & Fitness Center

• All classes are free for Fitness members

(except Tap Dance and Ballroom Dance).

• $10 per class for non-Fitness members.

315-445-2360 | www.jccsyr.org

• TRX: $15/class for non-Fitness members.

MIND AND BODY

Barre

A combination of ballet techniques with Pilates

movements and principles offers an energizing workout

that strengthens, stretches and tones the body.

Chair Yoga Fusion

Seated and standing gentle stretching. Includes

light weights for bone density. Concludes with quiet,

reflective meditation time and breathing exercises.

NIA (Neuromuscular Integrative Action)

NIA is a blend of concepts, cultures, theories and

movement from the east and west. It is a barefoot

technique offering a fusion of movement styles.

Experience the expressiveness of dance, the power of

martial arts and the wisdom of the healing arts.

Pilates

Based on the principles of Joseph Pilates, this class’

multiple levels of participation uses bands, magic

circles, stability balls and BOSUs. Mostly done on a

mat, but some standing work is incorporated as well.

ALL FITNESS LEVELS

Balance & Bone Density

An integrated balance training and bone density

building class. Also helps address fall reduction and

prevention as well as postural stability.

Body Sculpting

Use external weight, resistance or one’s own body

weight to tone muscles; increase strength, stability

and metabolism; and strengthen bones and joints.

Dancing Boomers

This “flashback” to a bygone era features low-impact

dancing to show tunes and pop music.

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 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.

Muscle Sculpting

Instructors use barbells, free weights, bands and balls

to create the ultimate total body shaping class.

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.

TaijiFit

TaijiFit is not just an exercise—it’s an experience!

It’s about making fitness more graceful and holistic

through great music and great energy by combining

the best elements of fitness, meditation and the

ancient martial art of Taiji (Tai Chi). TaijiFit is

mindfulness in motion.

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.

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

• Registration required‐—call/stop by the Fitness desk

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.

Express TRX uses gentler movements to work on

balance, strengthening and stretching.

WERQ Dance Fitness

This wildly addictive cardio dance workout is based

on the hottest dance music and can be modified for

all levels. WERQ (pronounced work) is a dance term

that means “own it.” WERQ routines are a great blend

of athletic moves and different styles of dance which

invoke an attitude of confidence and empowerment.

Zumba

A blood-pumping cardiovascular workout for all ages

set to a fusion of Latin and international music. 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.

BALLROOM DANCE

Fall 2019 Ballroom Dance on Thursday evenings starts

Oct. 3! No experience necessary. The class is mainly

geared toward beginners. The cost is $5 per class.

Check-in at the Fitness desk. Dance shoes or shoes

with smooth soles are recommended.

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

Get a total-body workout while sitting in a chair with a

built-in push-pull pulley system! Helps increase strength,

flexibility, balance and endurance. The easy-to-use chair

is great for those with very limited mobility and anyone

looking to tone and strengthen their upper body.

FAMILY GYM

Ages: 3 and up

Day: Sundays 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

(starts up again 9/15/19)

Fee: Free for all JCC members

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

Come enjoy some structured and unstructured play with

your little one!

SENIORS CLASS

Senior Strength & Balance

Day: Mondays

Fee: Free – open to all seniors in the community

Day: Fridays

Fee: Free for Fitness members

$5 non-fitness members, $10 non-members

Get moving and exercise both your mind and body

with this low-impact workout geared toward improving

strength, balance and cognitive performance. Set to big

band and oldies music, participants will exercise their

brains, dance and execute chair exercises that are less

strenuous on the body.

TAP DANCE

Adult tap dance classes with Barry on Tuesday evenings

runs Sept. 17 through Dec. 10. Ages 12 and older are

welcome and no prior dance experience is needed. The

cost is $5 per evening; RSVP not required. For further

details, call 315-234-4522 or stop by the Fitness desk.

For the latest class schedule

updates visit www.jccsyr.org.

JCC membership is not required to

take group exercise classes.

For more information, call the

Fitness desk at 315-234-4522.

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Get a friend to join, get a FREE 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 JCC 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.

FREE regular TRX classes

for JCC of Syracuse Fitness members!

Mondays ~ 5:45–6:30 pm

Wednesdays ~ 5:45–6:30 am

~ 5:45–6:30 pm

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

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

MASSAGE at the JCC

Elite Sports Massage

Orthopedic/Medical

Swedish/Relaxation

Myofascial Release/Deep Tissue

Chronic Pain Management

...and more!

For more details and to book an

appointment, call the Fitness desk

at 315-234-4522.

Family Gym

at the JCC Sports & Fitness Center

Fun for the whole family!

• Inflatable gymnastics

tumbling run

• Obstacle courses

• Floor mats

• Mini-soccer

• Mini-basketball

• Kidnastics

• ...and more!

STARTS

SEPT. 15

We offer lots of structured and

unstructured play options. Please

be prepared to participate with

our child. Come and have a blast!

Ages: 3 and up

Day: Sundays 11:30 am–12:30 pm

(starts up again Sept. 15)

Fee: Free for ALL JCC members!

Non-members – $5 per child,

$10 per family maximum

32 JCC of Syracuse | 2019 Fall Program Guide


Tributes

315-445-2360 | www.jccsyr.org

The following tributes were received from April 22, 2019 to July 19, 2019.

TO FROM TO FROM

BEN MELTZER ENDOWMENT FUND

Mr. & Mrs. Philip Newfield In memory of Mrs. Sara Newfield, mother of our

dear friend, Philip Newfield.

Dr. Arthur E. Brown & Mrs. Jo Frances Brown

ERLEBACHER FAMILY CULTURAL & EDUCATION FUND

Marci Erlebacher

In memory of your mother.

Ellie Malzman

GENERAL OPERATING FUND

Marci Erlebacher

In memory of your beloved mother.

Ron & Heidi Lowenstein

Joanne Maloff

Wishing you a very happy birthday from

a group of friends who love you!

Colette Meltzer

In memory of Elliot Meltzer.

Charles & Barbara Calderala

The family of Elliot Meltzer In memory of Elliot Meltzer.

Charles & Barbara Meltzer

Phil Rubenstein

Congratulations! We’re so proud of you!

Love, Anne & Dick Serlin

Joel Shapiro

Happy birthday & thank you!

Joel Shapiro Staff

Joel Shapiro

We are sorry we couldn’t be with you to

celebrate your special day. Happy 60th!

Love Andrea & Shelden Sacks

Joel Shapiro

Happy 60th birthday! We are glad we were

part of your celebration!

Neil, Deb, Nick & Kendra Pascale

IDA RUBIN SENIOR ADULT NUTRITION ENDOWMENT FUND

The Family of Alan Share In memory of your very special father, Alan.

Alan & Myrna Koldin

JCC SENIOR ADULT DINING PROGRAM

Neil & Robin Goldberg In honor of your receiving the Hall of Fame

Award.

Neil & Debbie Rosenbaum

Robin & Neil Goldberg In honor of Robin & Neil Goldberg’s

Hall of Fame Award.

Marla & Steve Share

Brian Lamanna & family In memory of your father.

Jeff & Cindy Stein and family

Sherri Lamanna & family In memory of your father-in-law.

JCC Board of Directors

Dr. & Mrs. Eddie Sall Our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your

beloved mother, Fran Sall.

Sondra & Steven Goldberg

The family of Alan Share They threw away the mold, but it rubbed off on

all of you kids. There was no other like him. He

shall be missed so very much. My deepest

sympathy.

With love, Shush Martin

The family of Alan Share In memory of Alan Share.

Bill & Erin Taylor

The Share family

In memory of your beloved father, Alan Share.

Bruce & Helaine Sherman

JCC SENIOR ADULT DINING PROGRAM (cont.)

Marla & Steve Share In memory of Alan. Our hearts go out to you at

this sad time.

Debbie & Barry Shulman

Steve Share & family In memory of Alan Share.

Laurence Fishkin & Jonathan Zelnik

Steve & Marla Share In memory of Alan Share.

Linda Shapess

Steve & Marla Share Our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your

beloved father, Alan Share.

Sondra & Steven Goldberg

Steve Share & family In memory of your father.

Mary Knapp

Steve Share & family In memory of Alan Share.

Jack Fishkin

Steve Share & family In memory of Alan Share.

Carol Roth

Steven Share

In memory of Alan Share.

Shirley Small

Steven Share

In memory of Alan Share.

Leo Eisner

Steven Share

In memory of Alan Share.

Suzanne Robotti

Steven Share

In memory of Alan Share.

Dr. Morris Torres

Steven Share

In memory of your beloved father, Alan Share.

Herbert & Ilene Mendel

Mr. & Mrs. Steven Share In memory of Alan Share.

Eric & Liza Rochelson

Steven Share & family In memory of a dear friend and father role

model for all who knew him, Alan Share.

Bruce, Edie & Harriet Maddy

Steven Share & family In memory of our beloved cousin Alan.

Lori, Ira & Jim Gross

Steven Share & family In loving memory of Alan Share.

Peg Barnett

Steven Share & family In memory of Alan Share.

Hank & Terri Kozlowski

Steven Share & family In memory of Alan Share.

June Rybak

Steven Share & family In memory of Alan Share, a very kind and loving

man. He will be greatly missed.

Mike & Nancy Collins

Steven Share & family In honor of your beloved father, may his memory

be a blessing.

Jeff & Cindy Stein

Steven Share & family In memory of Alan Share who loved the JCC.

In loving memories, he shared with me over

the years.

Diane R. Rosenthal

> Continued on page 34

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Tributes

The following tributes were received from April 22, 2019 to July 19, 2019.

TO FROM TO FROM

JCC SENIOR ADULT DINING PROGRAM (cont.)

Steven Share & family In memory of Alan Share.

Edwin & Lee Potter

Steven Share & family In memory of Alan Share.

Sherwin Glazer, Lillian Glazer, Brad Glazer

& Julie Glazer Reina

Rabbi Evan Shore

My deepest sympathy.

Sush Martin

JEROME AND PHYLLIS CHARNEY

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Linda Drimer & family In honor of the birth of your grandson.

JCC Board of Directors

Bud & Melinda Greenman In honor of the birth of your grandchild.

JCC Board of Directors

Jessica Malzman

In honor of Jessica Malzman receiving

the Leslie Award.

Ellie Malzman

The family of Elliot Meltzer In memory of Elliot Meltzer.

Lynne & Joseph Romano & family

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FUND

Mr. Phil Rubenstein

Congratulations on receiving the Kovod Award!

Marilyn Manheim

NEULANDER FAMILY SPORTS & FITNESS CENTER

Steven Share

In memory of Alan Share.

Iris Evans

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

Erlebacher Family 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

Now accepting

grandparent enrollments!

SAVE THE DATE

S isterhood S ymposium

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 • 6:30 PM

Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center

Anne and Hy Miller Family Auditorium

Today’s Antisemitism:

What Does It Mean to You?

Does your child have a Bubbe, Zayde, Savta,

Saba, Tootsie, Grandma, or PawPaw?

Grandparents can now receive

the gift of PJ Library too!

For details and to enroll, visit:

https://pjlibrary.org/grandparent-enrollment

Presented by

The Sisterhood

of Congregation Beth Sholom-Chevra Shas

and

Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center of Syracuse

Dinner and symposium open to the public.

Look for registration information to come out shortly.

PJ Library in CNY

is a program of the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center.

34 JCC of Syracuse | 2019 Fall Program Guide


Birthday Parties

at the JCC!

For preschoolers and school-age children!

Check out our awesome theme parties!

• Arts and Crafts

• Fun and Games

• Gaga Pit Party

• Glitter and Glam

• Inflatable Fun

• Pool Party (summer)

• Preschool Party

• Sports

• Yoga and Fitness

Start planning your party today!

Contact Josh Van Alstyne at

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


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A place where

everyone belongs.

With programs and services for all ages, there’s something for everyone at the JCC!

You don’t have to be Jewish to become a member. Call today for a tour.

Adults & Families

• Classes, social, entertainment

After School & School Age Programs (K-6)

• Vacation camps, snow days, school breaks,

before school care (J-D)

Children’s Classes

• Dance, gymnastics, sports and more

Early Childhood

• Preschool, toddler/infant care

Outdoor Heated Pool

• Swim lessons and aquatics programs

Seniors

• Kosher meal program, holiday luncheons,

informational presentations, Mah Jongg

and more

Sports & Fitness Center

• Basketball courts, exercise classes, gym,

indoor track, personal training and more

Summer Camps

• Preschool – teens

Teen Battle of the Bands

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