2019-20 Winter Program Guide

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WINTER PROGRAM GUIDE

2019-20

Adults

After School

Children &

Families

Early

Childhood

Development

Seniors

Sports & Fitness

Summer Camp

Teens

A place where everyone belongs.


Body Sculpting

class.

ECDP

fun on

the

front

lawn.

Tap Dance class.

After School

Program.

Fall

Scrapbook

PJ Library.

ECDP Classroom B.

Line Dancing class.

Sisterhood Symposium • November 6

Pictured, from left, is Sisterhood Symposium Committee Chair Ruth Stein, Rabbi Andrew

Pepperstone, guest speaker Miriam Elman and JCC of Syracuse Executive Director Marci

Erlebacher.

Kids Yoga class.

ECDP playground.

Little Dragon Karate class.

Rookie Sports class.


Our Jewish Community Center

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November 2019

Dear Friends,

A lot has happened over the past year. The daily

bombardment of news, events, triumphs and tragedies have been

staggering. If it feels like we’re living in a different world now,

well, that’s because we are.

Just over one year ago we gathered at the JCC to honor

the 11 lives stolen in a murderous rage at the Tree of Life

synagogue in Pittsburgh. Since then, other heinous acts of hate

Light is especially appreciated after the

dark.

– Hasdai, Ben ha-Melekh ve-ha-Nazir

and antisemitism

have peppered our

consciousness.

Unfortunately, the

recent rise in antisemitism is real. According to the Anti-

Defamation League, antisemitic incidents have surged nearly 60

percent in 2017 over 2016.

To combat this rise in hate, our community must continue

working closely together. We need to remain vigilant in our

processes and protocols. We must continue spreading love and

light. Because now, more than ever, it is crucial to have our

institutions thriving.

The JCC is committed to providing a safe and comfortable

place for everyone in our community. We continue to be

proactive when it comes to enhancing our security. Through

adversity, our mission has been reinforced and made stronger

than ever before. Our presence is now even more essential to

our community. Because it is not only about the services that

we provide, it’s about our presence and our need and right to

exist. Our light must shine bright for all to see and recognize as

representing the strength of our Jewish community. We are the

place where everyone belongs.

We have many strengths and we are counted upon by many.

We support hundreds of local working families with quality

childcare and seniors with our kosher meal program. Hundreds

of children each year experience our summer camps—one of the

largest and most respected in Onondaga County.

During this time of year, the Sam Pomeranz Jewish

Community Center is once again seeking your support. We are

truly grateful for how our community has stood with us over

the past couple of years. But the reality is we can always use the

support. Your past contributions have enabled us to meet the

needs of our members and neighbors. We once again look to

your generosity as we seek to maintain our key place within the

community. Please remember that when you give to the JCC you

provide a gift that will last throughout the year.

Help us continue our long tradition of serving the diverse

needs of our community. Your generous donation will positively

impact many lives. Please make a tax-deductible contribution

to the JCC today. The strength of our institutions and the light

that we create is one of the best ways to fight hate.

Sincerely,

Marci Erlebacher

Executive Director

Steven Sisskind

Board President

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

your tax-deductible JCC contribution today! Questions? Call us at

315-445-2360.

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

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

q Pillar $1,000

q Founder $500

q Supporter $250

q Patron $100

q Friend $50

q “Two Life” $36

q Chai $18

q Other $_______

Name ___________________________________________________________________________

Address _________________________________________________________________________

City _________________________________ State ________________ Zip ______________

Phone _______________________________ Email ____________________________________

q Check Make check payable to: JCC of Syracuse

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

Mail check and completed form to: JCC of Syracuse

5655 Thompson Rd.

DeWitt, NY 13214

Acct. # ________________________________________

Exp. Date ___________________Security Code_________

*A contribution does not constitute membership.

Signature ______________________________________

Thank you for your

generous contribution!

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Supporting Your Center

Your continued financial

contributions, gifts, grants and

endowments allow us to serve

you, your family and the larger

community six days per week,

year round. Funds raised are

critical to daily operations, special

programming, future development

and improvements, and

scholarships and financial aid.

Matching gifts

Many companies in the Syracuse area have

matching gift programs, which encourage

charitable giving by their employees.

Under these programs, companies match

gifts—often dollar for dollar or even two

dollars to one—that individuals make to

nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations. Your

gift to the JCC may qualify. Please check

with your company to determine eligibility

requirements.

Tribute cards

To commemorate special occasions,

including births, birthdays, graduations,

anniversaries, marriages, Bar or Bat

Mitzvah, or to celebrate and honor the

memory of a loved one, the JCC welcomes

tax-deductible gifts to one of our many

endowment or special funds. (See the

tributes on page 34.) The JCC will

send an acknowledgement card to the

individual (or next of kin) in whose name

the contribution is made. Tribute cards

recognize someone special and help the

JCC. For more information, contact Erin

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

End-of-Year Donation

Designate your United Way

donation to support the JCC

If you participate in the United Way

Community Campaign where you work

or as an individual donor, please consider

designating all or part of your gift to the

JCC of Syracuse. This can easily be done

on the back of your pledge card. Your

generous contribution to the JCC through

the United Way donor program will go a

long way in supporting your JCC.

Volunteer

An agency such as the JCC is dependent

on the enthusiasm and willingness of

members of the community who volunteer

their time and talent. Volunteers are

invaluable in bringing vital perspective,

experience, community and manpower to

complement those of our staff members.

Public support is imperative to the JCC of Syracuse’s survival. The center depends

on these donations for a full 7% of its annual budget. We recently mailed out

our end-of-year campaign letters

requesting your generous support.

For your convenience, a copy of this

letter is reprinted on page 3 along

with the form to use for making a taxdeductible

end-of-year contribution if

you haven’t already done so. No gift

is too small and all donations to the

JCC are greatly appreciated!

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.

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.

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Welcome

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Marci Erlebacher

Executive Director

Don Cronin

Controller

Nick Finlayson

Membership Director

Tammy Barzee

Daytime Receptionist

Erin Hart

Executive Asst./

Office Manager

Will Wallak

Marketing Director

Michael Pawlenko

Building Superintendent

Deborah Stonecipher

Evening Receptionist

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.

Contents

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

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

Free community Chanukah Party Dec. 15 ............8

High school Battle of the Bands coming Jan. 18 .......9

Early Childhood Development ......................10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20192020 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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FYIFOR YOUR

INFORMATION

JCC community menorah lightings start Dec. 23

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

Dec. 23 at 4 p.m. at the JCC. The lightings are free and open to the public. Pictured are children in

the JCC’s after school and early childhood programs (to the right of the menorah) along with local

rabbis (to the left of the menorah), at last year’s lighting ceremony on the first night of

Chanukah. For more information, contact the JCC at 315-445-2360 or info@jccsyr.org.

2019-2020 Holiday Closings

Nov. 28, 29 ....Closed – Thanksgiving

Fitness Center only open.

Dec. 25 .......Closed

Fitness Center only open.

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.

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 is committed to staying open

during snowy and harsh winter weather.

For school closings, we make every effort

to remain open for childcare. See page 15

for “snow days” information or call us at

315-445-2360 for details.

Closings are announced on our website

www.jccsyr.org, Facebook and Twitter, as

well as listed on local TV channels 3, 5, 9

and 10, and on radio stations 620 AM, 570

AM and 94.5 FM. Please call us for class or

program cancellation information.

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, submit changes

or withdrawals on the Enrollment Change form

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.

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Hours

FYIFOR YOUR

INFORMATION

JCC Main Entrance

• Reception desk

Monday–Thursday. .. 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

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

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

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

Neulander

Family Sports & Fitness Center

Monday–Thursday. .. 5:30 am – 9:00 pm

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

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

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

Locker rooms close 15 minutes after the

fitness areas close. The Schayes Family

Gymnasium opens at 7 a.m. Monday

through Friday. Hours may be extended

for special programming or league play.

FOR THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF EVERYONE

AT THE JCC, WE WILL STRICTLY ENFORCE THE

FOLLOWING SAFETY MEASURES:

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

without a driver present.

• No parking in the handicapped spaces without proper

authorization.

• No parking in the loading area.

• First offense will receive a written warning.

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

expense.

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 Adults & Seniors ........ x104

Joni Paul. .............Adults & Seniors 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

Tracey Gotham. .....Early Childhood AM Receptionist. ... x120

Jennifer Paine. ......Early Childhood PM 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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Homeward bound

By Rabbi Yehoshua Zehavi

Temple Adath Yeshurun

Long before Simon and Garfunkel’s

evocative lyrics, our people described

the aching desire to be home. Every year,

Torah tells of a journey to the Promised

Land that fails to conclude. On the holiday

of Simhat Torah, after we read Moses’

death at the end of Torah, we turn right

back to the beginning of Creation rather

than travel with Joshua into the homeland.

In a similar way, the festivals reenact

the Exodus (Passover), revelation at Mt.

Sinai (Shavu’ot), and our wanderings

(Sukkot). None of them mark our arrival

home. Our daily prayers eloquently express

our longing to have the experience and

reality of home and homeland restored.

We all want, need, an experience of

home, of belonging to the place we are

right now. It is painful to live without it.

Now, as the days have grown so short, as

so much of our time is bathed in darkness,

winter invites us to seek a sense of home

within ourselves. Rather than searching

and traveling, we are encouraged to hunker

down, to be with ourselves in the dark and

stillness, and to find calm and grounding

within ourselves.

As we do so, we find an awareness of

belonging that is part of us and that we

can take with us. We are then beckoned

back out again to bring that feeling to all

the parts of our lives that we share with

others. Whether at work, school, the JCC,

synagogue, or any of the other spaces that

house community, we bring a sense of

at-homeness with us and meet others with

an offer of joining us there.

Wishing you light in the darkness and a

sense of home even in wandering.

Free community Chanukah party December 15

It’s almost that time again to enjoy some

good family friendly fun and food that’s

sure to brighten up a cold Syracuse winter

day. This year’s community Chanukah

party will be held on Sunday, December 15

from noon – 3 pm in the Sam Pomeranz

Jewish Community Center’s Schayes

Family Gymnasium. The free event,

sponsored by the Jewish Federation of

Central New York and JCC of Syracuse,

will feature lots of games, activities, food

and fun for the whole family to welcome in

the Chanukah season.

“Last year’s community Chanukah

party at the JCC was a huge success,” said

Michael Balanoff, president/CEO of the

Jewish Federation of Central New York. “It

was so much fun for everyone and we got

rave reviews about the new format. This

year we’ve got another great lineup of fun

activities for families to enjoy the start of

Chanukah.”

The community Chanukah party will

feature a variety of fun activities such as

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Piper Markowski (left), JCC after school counselor, plays a dreidel game with Sella Collins during last

year’s community Chanukah party.

face painting, a bounce house, Chanukah

crafts, games, balloon animals, a photo

booth, entertainment, and more. The

lineup of light refreshments will include

such classic favorites as

latkes, jelly doughnuts,

apple sauce, mini bagels

and fresh fruit.

“We’re delighted

to once again host the

community Chanukah

party,” said Marci

Erlebacher, JCC executive

director. “It’s always

great to partner with

the Jewish Federation of

CNY and we’re once again looking forward

to another festive event for the entire

community. We truly appreciate everyone

who has been involved in helping to make

this another spectacular gathering.”

Reservations for the community

Chanukah party are not necessary and

all are welcome. For more information,

contact the JCC of Syracuse at 315-445-

2360.

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Bands sought for 2020 JCC Battle of the Bands

The Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community

Center is on a mission to reboot its high

school Battle of the Bands competition.

After having to cancel the show last

January due to a snow storm, the JCC is

looking to come back next year bigger

and better than ever. To do so, the JCC

of Syracuse is seeking some serious high

school rockers to step up!

The JCC is putting out the call for rock

and other musical groups to play in its

upcoming Battle of the Bands concert. In

addition to bragging rights the winning

band will receive $200 cash, eight hours

of studio time at More Sound Recording

Studio in Syracuse and $200 to perform at

Winter Fair 2020 on Sunday, Feb. 9. The

Battle of the Bands entry form is available

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

main entrance reception desk. Registration

is $40 per band. The deadline to enter is

Jan. 7, 2020.

“We’re looking for bands who want to

play their hearts out in order to try and

win some really cool prizes,” said Amy

Bisnett, JCC associate director of children’s

programming. “This fun and unique event

offers a safe, inviting place for teens to play

in front of a crowd. After having to skip

last year’s show, we can’t wait to rock the

2020 Battle of the Bands.”

The friendly

Battle of the Bands

competition is

exclusively for

high school bands

and will be held

on Saturday, Jan.

18, 2020 at 7 p.m.

at the JCC of

Syracuse, 5655

Thompson Rd.,

DeWitt. All bands

entering the JCC

Battle of the Bands

competition must

have a majority

of its members

enrolled full-time

at a local high

school. Each band will have 30 minutes to

play and wow the crowd on Jan. 18.

The Battle of the Bands started in

2002 and has drawn bands from all over

Central New York. The shows are filled

with quality talent and get the house

rocking. Classic rock band Churches and

Graveyards from Marcellus Sr. High School

won the JCC Battle of the Bands the last

time it was held in 2018.

Admission to the Battle of the Bands

show on Jan. 18 is $10 and open to the

2018 JCC Battle of the Bands winner Churches and Graveyards from Marcellus

High School. Pictured are the band’s members, from left, Jackson Masters, lead

guitar; Ben Carranti, vocals; Colin Arnett, piano/saxophone; Dan Balman, bass;

Christian Malone, drums; and Tyler Wetherell, vocals.

public. For every high school student

admission, the JCC will donate $1 to his

or her school district’s music department.

Judges for the 2020 Battle of the Bands will

be announced shortly.

For more information about the Battle

of the Bands, including registration details,

contact Amy Bisnett at 315-445-2040,

ext. 122, or abisnett@jccsyr.org.

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’s

School Age Programs.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Volunteers needed!

Shift 1: 11:45 am – 2 pm

Shift 2: 1:45 – 4 pm

For information on volunteering,

contact Amy Bisnett at 315-445-2040, ext. 122.

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Children’s Programming

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

The JCC’s Early Childhood Program, After School & School Age Programs and Teen Programs all

operate under the umbrella of our Children’s Programming department. This allows us to be highly

flexible, responsive and autonomous in serving our members, families and the community.

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

Tracey Gotham

Early Childhood Morning Receptionist

315.445.2040 x120

ecdpreception@jccsyr.org

Christine Flynn

Early Childhood

Assistant Director

315.445.2040 x120

cflynn@jccsyr.org

Joshua Van Alstyne

Assistant Director of

School Age Programs

315.445.2040 x133

jvanalstyne@jccsyr.org

Jennifer Paine

Early Childhood Afternoon Receptionist

315.445.2040 x120

ecdpreception@jccsyr.org

Jerome and Phyllis

Charney

Early Childhood Development Program

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Inspiring your child’s success!

The JCC’s Jerome and Phyllis Charney

Early Childhood Development Program is

the area’s leading comprehensive childcare

facility and preschool. Our specialized

program uses the Creative Curriculum

paired with NYS Early Learning

Guidelines and a Reggio Emilia-inspired

approach to learning (see page 11). See how

the JCC can help your child succeed!

• Flexible enrollment 2–5 days a week.

• Professional, nurturing teachers.

• Field trips, music programs and more!

• Clean, secured facility.

• SMART boards in pre-K classrooms.

For more information about our

program, and to schedule a tour, contact

Pam Ranieri at 315-445-2040, ext. 123, or

pranieri@jccsyr.org.

Early bird

registration starts

February 3, 2020

Open to current JCC members.

Program Hours

Monday–Friday

7 am – 6 pm

The 2019-2020 school

year is currently

underway and runs

through June. There

are still some limited spaces in the program. If

you are interested in enrolling your child for

this year, please contact Pam Ranieri at

315-445-2040, ext. 123, to set up a tour.

Early registration for the upcoming 2020-2021

school year begins February 3, 2020. We will

send current Early Childhood families and

JCC members registration packets at the end

of January. If you are currently not a member

of the JCC and would like to take advantage

of early registration, you may join the JCC

in February. Enrolling your child early will

guarantee classroom placement. Registration

opens to the public on March 2, 2020.

For each new school year, your completed

enrollment paperwork along with the $25

registration fee must be submitted. Additional

paperwork will be sent home in May.

We are committed to developing the social, emotional,

physical and intellectual well being of each child, all owing

them to grow and flourish as productive members of the

community. Our emphasis is on helping children become

independent, self-confident, inquisitive and enthusiastic

learners.

How to Register

Age groups served

Infant — 6 weeks – 8 months

• Must be six weeks old by Sept. 8, 2020

Toddler — 18 months – 36 months

• Must be 18 months by Sept. 8, 2020

Preschool

• Must be age 3 by Dec. 1, 2020

Pre-Kindergarten

• Must be age 4 by Dec. 1, 2020

Withdrawals, changes

Enrollment in ECDP is a commitment to our

10-month school year which consists of three

sessions: September–November, December–

February and March–June. Any program

withdrawals or enrollment changes must be

made 30 days before the start of a session.

Come for a visit

For more information about our program,

and to schedule a tour, contact Pam

Ranieri at 315-445-2040, ext. 123, or

pranieri@jccsyr.org.

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Jerome and Phyllis

Charney

Early Childhood Development Program

How Young Children Learn

Much of what children learn and do in

an early childhood program doesn’t come

home in a backpack. Young children

learn best through hands-on and direct

interactive experiences. This type of

learning happens through play and

exploration.

The Jerome and Phyllis Charney Early

Childhood Development Program uses the

Creative Curriculum paired with the NYS

Early Learning Guidelines, using a Reggio

Emilia inspired approach to learning.

The Reggio Emilia Approach is an

innovative and inspiring approach to

early childhood education which values

the child as strong, capable, resilient and

rich with wonder and knowledge. Every

child brings with them deep curiosity and

potential, and this innate curiosity drives

their interest to understand their world

and their place within it.

REGGIO-INSPIRED

CREATIVE CURRICULUM

The Reggio-inspired Creative

Curriculum for infants, toddlers

and twos

There is an emphasis on the following

routines and experiences:

Routines

• Hellos & goodbyes

• Diapering & toileting

• Eating & mealtimes

• Sleeping & naptimes

• Getting dressed

Experiences

• Playing with toys

• Enjoying songs & stories

• Imitating & pretending

• Connecting with music & movement

• Creating with art

• Tasting & preparing food

• Exploring sand & water

• Going outdoors

The Reggio-inspired Creative

Curriculum for preschoolers

There is an emphasis on the following

experiences and the teachers intentionally

tie in math, literacy, social studies and

science.

• Dramatic play

• Blocks

• Art

• Sensory experiences

• Read aloud

• Cooking

• Music & movement

• Outdoors

For more information about our

curriculum and approaches to learning,

please visit the Early Childhood

Development Program section on the JCC’s

website www.jccsyr.org.

Happy Chanukah!

December brings with it Chanukah, the “Festival of Lights,” and our classroom

Chanukah parties that have become a favorite ECDP tradition! Our Chanukah

parties will be held on Thursday, Dec. 19 for rooms 2, 7, 8, A and B. The boys

and girls will be eating potato lakes and jelly doughnuts. Songs will be sung,

dreidels will be spun, candles on the menorah will be lit and stories of brave

Maccabees told. Each child will also receive a specially decorated goodie bag

filled with a dreidel, Chanukah stickers and chocolate gelt to take home.

If your child will not be scheduled to attend our Dec. 19 Chanukah Party, you

may pay for extra time if space is available. Otherwise, parents may bring in

their child and STAY WITH THEM for the duration of the party. NYS licensing

regulations requires a specific student/teacher ratio be maintained at all

times in every classroom. Ratios vary according to age. Thank you for your

understanding and cooperation with this matter.

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Early Childhood Development Program

Winter Vacation Camp

The Early Childhood Development

Program will be closed Dec. 24, 2019

through Jan. 1, 2020 for winter break.

There will be a vacation camp offered

Dec. 24–31 for our working parents who

need extended-day and full-day childcare.

The teachers who will be caring for

children that week may NOT be your

child’s regular teachers.

The winter vacation camp is subject to

minimum enrollment. The fee is $50 per

day. Please look for the registration form

in your child’s mailbox. We cannot accept

registration forms after Dec. 10 due to staff

scheduling.

Preschool Book Fair

You’re invited! We look forward to seeing

you at our annual Scholastic Preschool

Book Fair which will be held Jan. 13–17,

2020 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the JCC’s

Early Childhood wing.

Our book fair is the perfect way to

update your home library at half the cost!

Many of our parents love to purchase

books for their child’s classroom. To make

this easier for you, please look for the

specially marked book bins at the checkout

which contains the wish list of books

for classroom libraries. Your child will

be able to place a special sticker inside

the book that lets the teacher know who

purchased it for the classroom. Please note

that purchasing a book from the wish bin

is optional and not required. The Early

Childhood Development Program greatly

appreciates all wish bin books that are

purchased.

PJ Library

The JCC has partnered with the PJ Library

(PJ for pajamas) which visits our program

monthly. Children are encouraged to wear

their pajamas to school on PJ Library days!

The PJ Library coordinator reads stories,

sings songs and plans activities with the

children. The program offers free, highquality

Jewish books and music each

month to children ages six months to eight

years all across North America to parents

raising Jewish children.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Communication between parents and

teachers is an important part of our

program. During the school year teachers

are making observations and documenting

learning to guide instruction and promote

success in all areas of development. We

look forward to sharing it with you during

the parent-teacher conferences that will

be held Jan. 6–17. Please look for the

sign-up sheet outside the office. A second

conference will be scheduled in May.

GRAND EVENT

Grandparents or other special people

are invited to have lunch with their

preschooler! After lunch and a special story

all special guests are invited to shop for

books from our book fair.

Save the date! Our Grand Event will be

held as follows:

• Jan. 16 – Classrooms 5, 7, 8

• Jan. 17 – Classrooms A, B, 2

Look for the invitation in your child’s

mailbox.

Purim Parade

We will hold our annual Purim Parade on

March 8 at 9:15 a.m. in the gymnasium.

Parents are invited to attend and children

may wear their costumes to school.

Calendar

January 2020

1 ..........Closed – Happy New Year!

6–17 .......Parent-Teacher Conferences

13–17 ......Book Fair

16, 17 ......Grand Event

February

3 ...........Early registration begins for

2020-2021 school year

March

2 ...........Open registration begins for

2020-2021 school year

8 ...........Purim Parade

10 ..........Purim Carnival

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Gift Card Program

Order Form

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GIFT CARDS

Available at the JCC!

Apparel & Accessories

QTY CARD AMT TOTAL

Aerie $25

Aeropostale $25

American Eagle Outfitters $25

Banana Republic $25

Bon-Ton $25

Bon-Ton $100

Burlington Coat Factory $25

Champs Sports $25

Children’s Place $25

Claire’s $10

Disney $25

Disney $100

Express $25

Finish Line $25

Foot Locker $25

Gap $25

Gap $100

Gymboree $25

J. Crew $25

Journeys $25

L.L. Bean $25

L.L. Bean $100

Lands’ End $25

Lands’ End $100

Lane Bryant $25

The Limited $25

Men’s Warehouse $25

Old Navy $25

Payless Shoes $20

Talbots $25

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Make your holiday

shopping easier!

Purchase gift cards from the JCC this holiday season and help

support the Early Childhood Development Program and

Children’s Department.

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Wednesday, Dec. 11 at noon. Pick up gift cards Dec. 19.

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

desk. Then pick up your gift cards in time for the holidays!

2019 ORDER DEADLINE

Books, Music & Entertainment

QTY CARD AMT TOTAL

Barnes & Noble $10

Barnes & Noble $25

Barnes & Noble $100

Best Buy $25

Best Buy $100

Game Stop $25

iTunes $15

iTunes $25

Regal Theatres $25

Specialty Stores

QTY CARD AMT TOTAL

Babies “R” Us $20

Bass Pro Shops $25

Bass Pro Shops $100

Build-A-Bear Workshop $25

Buy Buy Baby $25

Christmas Tree Shops $25

Dick’s Sporting Goods $25

Dick’s Sporting Goods $100

Guitar Center $25

Hallmark $25

Michaels $25

Motherhood Maternity $25

Nike $25

Office Depot $25

Office Max $25

PetSmart $25

Staples $25

Staples $100

Sunglass Hut $25

Toys “R” Us $20

Health & Beauty

QTY CARD AMT TOTAL

Bath & Body Works $10

Bath & Body Works $25

CVS Pharmacy $25

GNC $25

Regis Salon $25

Rite Aid $25

Sally Beauty Supply $25

Sephora $20

Spa Finder $25

Supercuts $25

Walgreens $25

Grab & Go Eateries

QTY CARD AMT TOTAL

Arby’s $10

Bruegger’s Bagels $10

Burger King $10

Chipotle $10

Cold Stone Creamery $10

Domino’s Pizza $10

Dunkin’ Donuts $10

Dunkin’ Donuts $25

Little Caesars Pizza $20

Panera $10

Panera $25

Papa John’s Pizza $10

Pizza Hut $10

Starbucks $10

Starbucks $25

Subway $10

Subway $50

Taco Bell $10

Tim Hortons $10

Wendy’s $10

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

Dining

QTY CARD AMT TOTAL

Applebee’s $25

Applebee’s $50

Bonefish Grill $25

Buffalo Wild Wings $25

Carrabba’s Italian Grill $25

Cheesecake Factory $25

Chili’s $25

Cracker Barrel $10

Dave & Buster’s $25

Denny’s $10

Olive Garden $25

Outback $25

P.F. Chang’s $25

Red Lobster $25

Red Robin $25

Ruby Tuesday $25

Texas Roadhouse $25

TGI Friday’s $25

Uno Pizzeria & Grill $25

Travel

QTY CARD AMT TOTAL

Avis Car Rental $50

BedandBreakfast.com $50

Best Western $25

Best Western $100

Budget Car Rental $50

Clarion Hotels $50

Clarion Hotels $100

Carnival Cruises $100

Delta Airlines $250

Disney $25

Disney $100

Disney $1000

Groupon $25

Hotels.com $100

UBER $10

For the Home

QTY CARD AMT TOTAL

Ace Hardware $25

Ace Hardware $100

Bed Bath & Beyond $25

Crate and Barrel $25

Crate and Barrel $100

Home Depot $25

Home Depot $100

Jo-Ann Fabrics $25

L.L. Bean $25

L.L. Bean $100

Lowes $25

Lowes $100

Pier 1 Imports $25

Pottery Barn $25

Pottery Barn $100

West Elm $25

Williams Sonoma $25

Williams Sonoma $100

Gas & Auto

QTY CARD AMT TOTAL

Advance Auto Parts $25

Auto Zone $25

BP $50

Exxon $50

Gulf Oil $25

Jiffy Lube $30

Mobil $50

Pep Boys $20

Shell $25

Sunoco $50

General

QTY CARD AMT TOTAL

American Express $25

American Express $100

American Express $200

Mail Order & Online

QTY CARD AMT TOTAL

Amazon.com $25

Amazon.com $100

Cabela’s $25

Cabela’s $100

Groupon.com $25

Omaha Steaks $50

Overstock.com $25

Peapod Online Grocery $25

Peapod Online Grocery $100

REI $25

Shutterfly $25

Zappos.com $25

1-800-FLOWERS $50

Department & Discount Stores

QTY CARD AMT TOTAL

JCPenney $25

JCPenney $100

Kmart $25

Kmart $50

Kohl’s $25

Kohl’s $100

Lord & Taylor $25

Macy’s $25

Macy’s $100

Marshalls/Homegoods $25

Marshalls/Homegoods $100

Sam’s Club $25

Sam’s Club $100

Sears $25

Sears $100

Target $25

Target $100

TJ Maxx $25

TJ Maxx $100

Walmart $25

Walmart $100

Gift Card Order Form – Payment Information

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

Make check payable to: JCC of Syracuse.

Please drop off this form

at the JCC front desk.

JCC of Syracuse

5655 Thompson Rd.

DeWitt, NY 13214

Thank you

for your order

and support!

Name __________________________________________________________________

Address ________________________________________________________________

City ____________________________________ State ___________ Zip ____________

Phone __________________________________________________________________

Email __________________________________________________________________

Total No. of Cards ________________________ Grand Total $ ____________________

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After School & School Age Programs

Kindergarten –

Sixth Grade

After School Program Program

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.

Busy families looking for the right place

for their children to go after school need

only look to the JCC! Our licensed After

School Program is a great place for kids in

grades K–6 to go for fun, educational and

recreational activities.

We’re open school days until 6 p.m.

Children may attend up to five days a

week. It’s just a short walk down the

hall for Syracuse Hebrew Day School

students to get to the program. Students

from nearby schools arrive just as easily

as busing is provided from East-area

Syracuse City Schools, Jamesville-DeWitt,

Fayetteville-Manlius and area private

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

provides transportation to the program.

For all the quality and value that we

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

place like JCC!

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM 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.

HOW TO REGISTER

The After School Program registration

form is available from our main entrance

reception desk and from our website. A $25

non-refundable registration fee and a $50

deposit applied to tuition must accompany

the registration form. Billing is done on a

monthly basis. Each child is automatically

enrolled for each month unless advance

notice is given to withdraw.

Withdrawals, changes

To ensure proper staffing ratios, submit

changes or withdrawals on the Enrollment

Change form to the After School Program

Before school care

for elementary children

Give your Jamesville-DeWitt student a safe and comfortable

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

Our Before School Care Program is convenient, flexible and

affordable for both JCC members and non-members.

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

ext. 133.

by the 15th of the month prior to the

month when the change will occur. We are

unable to prorate for a partial month and

NO partial month credits will be issued. If

written notification is not received, you are

responsible for the original billed amount.

Increases in days are based on availability.

All changes MUST be in writing

For more information, please call us at

315-445-2040, ext. 133.

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Snow day? Drop off

the kids at the JCC!

Open to everyone in grades K–6

Drop-off children as early as 7 a.m. and

pick up by 6 p.m. Families registered in the

After School Program at least one day per

week may attend for only $15/day while

all others are welcome at $50/day for JCC

members and $60/day for non-members.

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After School & School Age Programs

Kindergarten –

Sixth Grade

Fundraisers

Kosher challah sale

Challah from

Harrison Bakery

is available for sale

on Fridays at the

JCC. All proceeds

benefit our After

School and School

Age Programs.

Place your pre-order by downloading the

order form from www.jccsyr.org or pick

one up at the front desk. Pre-orders must

be placed by noon on Wednesday for

Friday pick up.

Gift Cards

Purchase your gift cards for the holidays

through the JCC and earn money for the

Children’s

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GIFT CARDS

Available at the JCC!

Department

and ECDP!

Simply fill out

and submit

the order form

on page 13.

Your gift cards will arrive in time for the

holidays and there are no service fees or

surcharges. Help support the kids at the

JCC and make your gift giving easier!

201920 Vacation Camps

Winter Break

Dec. 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31, 2019

Jan. 2, 3, 2020

Spend this break enjoying indoor and outdoor

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

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

party! Half days available (non field-trip days).

Early registration deadline: Friday, Dec. 13

to avoid closeouts and late fees.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, Jan. 20, 2020

Gather with friends to enjoy this break from

school. We will write and share our own

“dreams,” have a board game tourney and play

pick-up basketball in the gym. End the day with

Dance Dance Revolution and freeze dance.

Early registration deadline: Monday, Jan. 13

to avoid closeouts and late fees.

February Break

Monday, Feb. 17 – Friday, Feb. 21

Celebrate a week off from school with your

friends! Partake in daily themes, field trips and

more. Come prepared daily for sledding fun.

Sign up for one day or attend all week!

Early registration deadline: Friday, Feb. 7 to

avoid closeouts and late fees.

Spring/Passover Break

April 6–8

Enjoy spring break with fun games, seasonal

crafts, exciting field trips and more, Sign up for

one day or attend all week!

Early registration deadline: Monday,

March 30 to avoid closeouts and late fees.

Sign up

Registration flyers will be available at

our front desk and on our website

www.jccsyr.org a few weeks before each

vacation camp.

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

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School closure days—we’re here when you need us

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

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

days and even unexpected snow days! We serve the Syracuse City School

District (select schools), Jamesville-DeWitt, Fayetteville-Manlius and area

private schools. If your child attends school in these districts or has a school

closure that coincides with one of these public school districts, you may take

advantage of these days. Just call us at 315-445-2360 for a School Closure Day registration

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


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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

5655 Thompson Rd., DeWitt, NY 13214

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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 Dec. 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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Community

Chanukah Party!

Sunday, December 15

12 – 3 pm

JCC of Syracuse

Schayes Family Gymnasium | 5655 Thompson Rd., DeWitt

FREE—All are welcome!

Families and individuals of all ages.

Join us for a ton of family fun

to help welcome in the Chanukah season!

Balloon Animals • Bounce House • Crafts • Entertainment • Face Painting

Games • Light Snacks & Refreshments • Photo Booth

Visit with special guests Elsa and Spiderman!

Sponsored by

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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

KARATE

SOCCER

Pre-K Soccer

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

Day: Wednesday

Time: 11:30 am – 12 pm

Dates: 12/4–3/11 (not 12/25, 1/1, 2/19)

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 through pre-sports skills training.

Miniature equipment is used with an emphasis on fun and good sportsmanship.

Little Dragon Karate

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

Day: Friday

Time: 1–1:30 pm

Dates: 12/6–3/13 (not 12/27, 1/3, 2/21)

Fee: $155 members, $175 non-members

CNY Karate School at the JCC! This pre-K

karate class is a fun and appropriate way to

introduce your youngest to this popular and

healthy sport. Additional fees may be incurred

for uniform and sparring equipment.

Kids Karate

Age: Grades K–6

Day: Friday

Time: 4:15–5 pm

Dates: 12/6–3/13 (not 12/27, 1/3, 2/21)

Fee: $175 members, $195 non-members

Students in this course will progress through

the beginning ranks of CNY Karate Gojoryu

style. Karate enhances motor skill progression

and self discipline. Additional fees may be

incurred for uniform and sparring equipment.

Rookie Sports I

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

Day: Friday

Time: 1–1:30 pm

Dates: 12/6–3/13 (not 12/27, 1/3, 2/21)

Fee: $145 members, $165 non-members

Rookie Sports II

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

Day: Monday

Time: 1–1:45 pm

Dates: 12/2–3/9 (not 12/23, 12/30, 1/20, 2/17)

Fee: $155 members, $175 non-members

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Children’s Classes

PRE-SCHOOL DANCE

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

Day: Thursday

Time: 1–1:30 pm

Dates: 12/5–3/12 (not 12/26, 1/2, 2/20)

Limit: 8

Attire: Girls: Leotard and tights

Boys: Shorts and T-shirt

Shoes: Ballet shoes

Fee: $165 members, $175 non-members

Introduction to music and movement with a

focus on fun and creativity for the youngest

dancers.

Pre-Ballet

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

Day: Thursday

Time: 1:45–2:15 pm

Dates: 12/5–3/12 (not 12/26, 1/2, 2/20)

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.

Sports School & of Fitness

[ Gymnastics ] dance

Preschool & School Age

School of Dance

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

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

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

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

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

Please ask for details.

Fancy Feet

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

Day: Thursday

Time: 2:30–3 pm

Dates: 12/5–3/12 (not 12/26, 1/2, 2/20)

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.

Tap and Jazz

SCHOOL-AGE DANCE

Age: Grades K–4

Day: Friday

Time: 4:15–4:45 pm

Dates: 12/6–3/13 (not 12/27, 1/3, 2/21)

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: 12/6–3/13 (not 12/27, 1/3, 2/21)

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

December 2. Please use the

registration form on page 20.

Questions? Contact Sherri Lamanna

at 315-445-2040, ext. 126.

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Children’s Classes

Preschool Gymnastics

The JCC offers a wonderful program that

introduces preschoolers to gymnastics at

times designed to be convenient for parents.

Sports School & of Fitness

[ Gymnastics ] dance

Preschool & School Age

Tumbling Tots I

(Preschool Gymnastics I)

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

Day: Tuesday

Time: 1–1:45 pm

Dates: 12/3–3/10 (not 12/24, 12/31, 2/18)

Attire: Leotard, shorts or sweatpants. No

pants with snaps, buttons or strings.

Fee: $155 members, $170 non-members

Pre-gymnastics skills for 3-year olds! Emphasis

on safely using the floor, beam, bars and vault.

Tumbling Tots I

(Preschool Gymnastics I)

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

Day: Thursday

Time: 1–1:45 pm

Dates: 12/5–3/12 (not 12/26, 1/2, 2/20)

Attire: Leotard, shorts or sweatpants. No

pants with snaps, buttons or strings.

Fee: $155 members, $170 non-members

Pre-gymnastics skills for 3-year olds! Emphasis

on safely using the floor, beam, bars and vault.

Tumbling Tots II

(Preschool Gymnastics II)

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

Day: Tuesday

Time: 2–2:45 pm

Dates: 12/3–3/10 (not 12/24, 12/31, 2/18)

Attire: Leotard, shorts or sweatpants. No

pants with snaps, buttons or strings

Fee: $155 members, $170 non-members

Pre-gymnastics movement skills 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: 12/4–3/11 (not 12/25, 1/1, 2/19)

Attire: Shorts with no snaps, buttons or

strings.

Fee: $165 members, $180 non-members

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: 12/2–3/9 (not 12/23, 12/30, 1/20, 2/17)

Fee: $165 members, $175 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: 12/2–3/9 (not 12/23, 12/30, 1/20, 2/17)

Fee: $165 members, $175 non-members

This level progresses the student to an intermediate

development in all events.

Pre-Team Gymnastics

Days: Wednesday and Friday

Time: 4–5:30 pm

Dates: 12/4–3/13

(not 12/25, 12/27, 1/1, 1/3, 2/19 2/21)

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: 12/3–3/12 (not 12/24, 12/26, 12/31,

1/2, 2/18, 2/20)

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.

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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

Come celebrate the

holidays with us!

Chanukah senior luncheon

Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 • 12–1:30 pm

Join us for latkes and a

special holiday lunch as

we celebrate Chanukah

with live entertainment!

$5.00 suggested lunch

contribution for seniors

age 60 and over. Lunch

reservations are required.

For questions and to make a reservation,

call 315-445-2360 or stop by the JCC’s main

entrance reception desk.

Noon Year’s Eve luncheon for seniors

Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 • 12–1:30 pm

Start your New Year’s

celebration early at the

JCC! Put on your party

clothes and dancing shoes

as we celebrate 2020 with

live entertainment. This

special holiday luncheon for

seniors age 60+ is a $5.00

suggested contribution. Lunch reservations

are required. For questions and to make a

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

JCC’s main entrance reception desk.

There’s no better place to go for a

delicious, well-balanced, kosher meal

in the company of friends. Meals are

prepared fresh in our kosher kitchen.

Our Bobbi Epstein Lewis Senior

Adult Dining Program is the only senior

nutrition program available outside of New

York City serving kosher meals five days

a week. The program is funded in part

by the Onondaga County Department of

Aging and Youth and the New York State

Office for the Aging and Administration

for Community Living.

Senior kosher lunches

Day: Weekdays

Time:

Cost:

Bobbi Epstein Lewis Senior Adult Dining Program

Noon

$4.25 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

Come celebrate Chanukah and New Year’s

with us! For details, see the listings at left.

We regularly hold special luncheons to

celebrate holidays. Check out our seniors

newsletter for updates on future holiday

luncheons.

Meal site gift certificates

Meal site gift certificate booklets make

a great gift! Each certificate is good for

a delicious lunch at the JCC. For more

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

Live entertainment

Once a month we are pleased to bring

in live entertainment during lunch.

Come and enjoy a home-cooked meal

and the company of good friends while

being entertained by great local singers,

comedians, dancers and other performers.

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Adults and Seniors Program

Connect. Learn. Have fun.

Bridge

We welcome new bridge players of all ages

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

Join us for lunch and then hit the tables!

A new table will open up when we have

enough extra players signed up. Please stop

by the front desk to get on the list.

Driver safety courses

Would you like to lower your auto

insurance costs and reduce points on

your license? We typically host driver

safety courses a few times each year here

at the JCC. See the upcoming AARP

classes below. Also, check out our senior

newsletter or regularly visit 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! We’re also selling 2020 Mah

Jongg cards as a fundraiser to benefit

our Seniors Program (see article above).

For more information, contact Cindy Stein

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

cstein@jccsyr.org.

Neighborhood Advisor

The JCC’s Neighborhood Advisor offers

outreach, information and referral services

to help seniors in the eastern suburbs

remain independent in their home setting

and community. We’re in the process of

bringing a new Neighborhood Advisor

onboard and should have one in place

shortly. For more information, call

315-445-2040, ext. 104.

Order your 2020 Mah Jongg cards!

The Sam Pomeranz Jewish

Community Center is

taking preorders for next

year’s National Mah Jongg

League cards. Available in

both standard and large

print sizes for $8 and $9,

respectively, sales of the

2020 cards will benefit the

JCC’s Senior Meal Program.

The order deadline is

January 10, 2020.

“Anyone in the

community is able to order

Mah Jongg cards through the JCC,” says

Cindy Stein, JCC director of adult and

senior programming. “It’s very convenient

and a portion of the proceeds will help

support our senior program. You don’t

have to be a JCC member or play Mah

Jongg at the JCC to place an order.”

All card orders will be mailed by the

National Mah Jongg League directly to

purchasers’ homes by mid-March. Card

purchasers will automatically receive a

Upcoming AARP driver safety courses

The JCC will host

the following AARP

driver safety courses:

• Tues., Feb. 11 & Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

9 am – noon

Must attend both days.

one-year membership in the National Mah

Jongg League.

Mah Jongg is played at the JCC of

Syracuse on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and

Thursdays starting at 12:30 p.m. New

players are always welcome to join the fun.

For more information about ordering

Mah Jongg cards or playing Mah Jongg at

the JCC, contact Cindy Stein at 315-445-

2040, ext. 104, cstein@jccsyr.org or visit

www.jccsyr.org.

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.

• Tues., May 12 & Wed., May 13, 2020

9 am – noon

Must attend both days.

The cost is $25 ($20 AARP members).

You must bring your drivers license. To

register, call 315-445-2360.

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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

/jccsyrsf

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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Family Sports & Fitness Center

GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES

• All classes are free for Fitness members

(except Tap and Ballroom Dance).

• $10 per class for non-Fitness members.

Check out the schedule on page 30.

Family Gym

BALLROOM DANCE

Learn to Salsa Thursdays in December

Step out of your normal routine and

experience the cool sounds and movements

of the Caribbean as you learn to Salsa

at the JCC. If

this sounds like

something you can

move and shake your

hips to, then Salsa on

with us in December!

The JCC Fitness

Center will offer a

Salsa Dance class

on Thursdays from

6:30–7:30 p.m.

starting Dec. 5. The

cost is $5 per person

each night. Preregistration

is not

required. Attendees

should check-in at the

Fitness Center.

No experience is necessary to take

the Salsa Dance class. Attendees are

encouraged to wear dance shoes, although

they’re not required. Shoes with smooth

soles are more than adequate. Attendees

are not required to

come to every class

meeting; they may

attend as often as

they’d like.

The Salsa Dance

class instructor is

Maria Cirino, who

has been dancing

and teaching dance

locally for over 25

years.

For more

information about

the JCC’s Salsa Dance

class, contact Patrick

Scott at 315-445-2040,

ext. 144, or pscott@jccsyr.org.

Ages:

Day:

Time:

Fee:

3 and up

Sundays

We’re taking a winter break—no

Family Gym 12/22/19 –1/5/20.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

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 and

inflatable tumbling run. Other activities include

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

and “circle” activities. Parents should

be prepared to participate with their children.

Nutritional Counseling

Consult with JCC Sports & 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!

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

FREE Fitness Assessments

Stop by the Fitness desk today to schedule

your complimentary 30-minute fitness

assessment.

Fitness Assessments Include:

• Overhead squat assessment

• Goal setting

• Nutrition counseling

• Machine help

• Exercise advice

Start developing your road to a healthier you!

Speed up your results!

Workout with one of our

experienced trainers.

Call 315-234-4522 today

for an appointment!

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Family Sports & Fitness Center

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We accept the following

senior gym membership

programs:

Questions? Contact Nick Finlayson at

315-445-2040 x140 or

nfinlayson@jccsyr.org.

Free beginners running program starts Jan. 8

The Syracuse Chargers Track Club’s

Everyone Can Run Beginners Running

Program starts on Jan. 8, 2020 at the Sam

Pomeranz Jewish Community Center’s

Neulander Family Sports & Fitness Center.

Greg Tuttle of the Syracuse Chargers, a

USA Track &

Field-certified

coach, will lead

the sessions

which will be held

every week on

Wednesday from

5:30–6:30 p.m.

through Feb. 12.

The free six-week

program will be

held at the Fitness

Center’s indoor track.

Patrick Scott, the JCC’s sports and

fitness director, says this program is for

everyone and that people of all fitness

levels are welcome.

“The Chargers do a great job of

teaching people how to run properly,” he

says. “The strength of your leg muscles,

your bones, your body posture, your gait—

all of these affect your stamina. By the end

of the program, you will be able to run for

30 minutes with relative ease.”

The class will start with walking and

the number of

running intervals

will increase every

week on a set

schedule. Each

participant will

also be given a

Syracuse Chargers

pedometer and

a two-week trial

pass to the JCC’s

Fitness Center.

Registration forms are available at the

JCC Fitness desk, on the Syracuse Chargers

website www.syracusechargers.org and the

JCC’s website www.jccsyr.org. For more

information, contact Patrick Scott at

315-445-2040, ext. 144, or pscott@jccsyr.org.

Get a friend to join, get a FREE month

added to your JCC membership!

New member referral program

For JCC of Syracuse members*

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

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 the first year of 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

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Family Sports & Fitness Center

WINTER 2019-20

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

(through 12/15/19)

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

11:05–11:50 AM

Chair & Balance*–Sue L.

11:05 AM–12 PM

NIA – June/Maria

12–12:45 PM

Restorative 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

STARTS 12/5/19

9:30–10:30 AM

Hatha Yoga

Kay

10:30–11:25 AM

Pilates – Karen M.

11–11:45 AM

Exercise Chair* – Joe

11–11:45 AM

Express TRX – Paula

11:35 AM–12:30 PM

NIA – Elaine

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

Sandy Jo

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

5:45–6:30 PM

Step/Cardio Dance

Bev/Team

Social Line Dancing

in Auditorium – Tom

6:30 PM Beginner Plus,

7:15 PM Intermediate

**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 Center desk at 315-234-4522.

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MIND AND BODY

Neulander

Group

Exercise Classes

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.

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Tai Chi is an ancient practice proven to improve mental

and physical well being. Tai Chi for Arthritis uses gentle

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.

Cardio Dance

A combination of various dance styles set to Latin and

Pop music.

Dancing Boomers

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

dancing to show tunes and pop music.

Group Cycle

Our Keiser M3 Plus bikes bring 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.

Family Sports & Fitness Center

• All classes are free for Fitness members

(except Tap and Ballroom Dance).

• $10 per class for non-Fitness members.

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. Hatha Yoga focuses your mind on relaxation

through meditation, strengthening and stretching

exercises. Restorative Yoga helps you to deeply relax

your muscles and mind by slowing down and opening

your body through passive stretching and long holds.

Yogalates

This class is a fusion of Yoga and Pilates.

Muscle Sculpting

Instructors use barbells, free weights, bands and balls

to create the ultimate total body shaping class.

Step & Sculpt

A dynamic blend of step and cardiovascular activities

along with intervals of strength movements help

increase muscle tone and the body’s metabolism.

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 targeting

strength, endurance, flexibility, coordination, balance,

power and core stability. Express TRX is a more

modifiable version for all abilities.

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.”

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.

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

BALLROOM DANCE

December 2019: Learn to Salsa! 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:

Day:

Fee:

3 and up

Sundays 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

We’re taking a winter break—no Family Gym

12/22/19 –1/5/20.

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

Look for adult tap dance classes with Barry to return on

Tuesday evenings this spring! 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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Post-rehab fitness

at the JCC

Picking up where your physical therapist left off

Still looking to make gains in your recovery

or maintain function after completing your

rehab program?

Post-rehab at the JCC

may be able to help.

We have experience

working with clients

after discharge from

physical therapy and chiropractic care. We

will consult with your physical therapist or

While we do not provide medical treatment,

our post-rehab fitness program does offer

the following services:

• Fitness Assessments

• Strength Training

• Flexibility Training

• Cardiovascular Training

• Functional Conditioning

physician to develop and implement a fitness

program tailored specifically for you.

Here at the JCC, our post-rehab services

have assisted many clients with improving

their level of function, strength, flexibility

and endurance, as well as weight loss. For a

free, no-obligation post-rehab consultation,

contact Patrick Scott today at 315-234-4522,

ext. 144, or pscott@jccsyr.org.

Neulander Family Sports & Fitness Center at the JCC of Syracuse

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

FREE regular TRX classes

for JCC of Syracuse Fitness members!

Mondays ~ 5:45–6:30 pm

Wednesdays ~ 5:45–6:30 am

Wednesdays ~ 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

We offer a unique blend of

massage modalities to fit

every client’s needs.

For more information and to book

an appointment, call the Fitness

desk at 315-234-4522.

Family Gym

at the JCC Sports & Fitness Center

Fun for the whole family!

• Inflatable gymnastics

tumbling run

• Obstacle courses

• Floor mats

• Mini-soccer

• Mini-basketball

• Kidnastics

• ...and more!

We offer lots of structured and

unstructured play options. Please

be prepared to participate with

our child. Come and have a blast!

Ages: 3 and up

Day: Sundays 11:30 am–12:30 pm

(No Family Gym 12/22/19 – 1/5/20)

Fee: Free for all JCC members

Non-members – $5 per child,

$10 per family maximum

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Purchase your book from the JCC’s

main entrance reception desk, Sports &

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fitness for the

holidays!

Gift Certificates available for:

• Personal training

• Massage

• Nutritional counseling

• Group exercise classes

T

Saturday

Stop by or call the JCC

Fitness desk at 315-234-4522.

Pickleball

has moved

indoors

Come play on the JCC’s indoor pickleball court!

Monday 7–9:15 am • Wednesday 7–9:15 am • Friday 1:45–3 pm

1–4 pm • Sunday 1–4 pm

FREE for Fitness members, $5 non-members

Paddles and balls available on a limited first come, first served basis.

Indoor court may be reserved in 45 minute blocks. Call 315-234-4522.

The JCC Neulander

Family

Sports & Fitness Center

at the JCC of Syracuse

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 Amy Bisnett at

315-445-2040, ext. 123, or abisnett@jccsyr.org.

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Tributes

The following tributes were received from July 27, 2019 to October 30, 2019.

TO

FROM

ERLEBACHER FAMILY CULTURAL & EDUCATION FUND

Dr. Mark Erlebacher

In honor of the exceptional care that Dr. Mark

Erlebacher provided to my husband Leslie.

Barbara Davis

GENERAL OPERATING FUND

Joel Shapiro

Happy 60th birthday!

Kelly & Tony Scalzo

Kaye Habib

In honor of your birthday!

Amos Habib

JEFFREY SUSSMAN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Karen & Shelly Kruth

Condolences on the loss of your sister in-law,

Michelle.

Jackie & Neil Kassel

JEROME AND PHYLLIS CHARNEY

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Karen & Shelly Kruth

In honor of your new house!

Roberta Wladis & family

Jessica & Ari Malzman Congratulations on the birth of your son!

JCC Board of Directors

Mr. & Mrs. Alan Sukert In honor of Alan’s 70th birthday!

Roberta Wladis

Davia Moss & Patrick Adcock Congratulations on the birth of your baby boy!

JCC Board of Directors

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

JCC ONLINE PORTAL

Check your balance, make

payments and more!

Set up your JCC online portal account today!

It’s quick and easy to access your account at

your convenience.

PJ LIBRARY IN CNY – A JEWISH COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

FREE

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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

For instructions on setting up your

JCC online portal account, visit:

www.jccsyr.org/daxko-portal.html

Questions?

Contact Will Wallak at

315-445-2040, ext. 108, or

wwallak@jccsyr.org.

Serves 9–11 year olds by

offering choice and creative

outlets. www.pjourway.org

pjlibraryradio.com

Connect with us for the latest updates.

/PJLibraryCNY

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PJ Library in CNY

is a program of the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center.

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HIGH SCHOOL BANDS WANTED

High School

Battle of the Bands

Saturday, January 18, 2020

SPONSORED BY

www.moresound315.com

Winning band receives...

• $200 cash prize

• 8-hours studio time at More Sound

Recording Studio!

• $200 to perform at the Winter Fair

www.nyswinterfair.com

SIGN UP YOUR BAND!

$40 entry fee • Deadline January 7, 2020

Contact Amy Bisnett, 315-445-2040 x122,

abisnett@jccsyr.org.

battle of the bands concert:

January 18, 2020 • 7 pm • @ the JCC

Tickets: $10 at the door

#JCCBoB

5655 Thompson Rd., DeWitt • 315.445.2360 • www.jccsyr.org


5655 Thompson Rd.

DeWitt, NY 13214

NONPROFIT ORG.

U.S. POSTAGE

PAID

SYRACUSE, NY

PERMIT NO. 2392

Sam Pomeranz

Jewish Community Center

157 th Annual Meeting & Celebration


Sunday

June 7, 2020

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