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Volume 16 • Number 5 September 2010 • Tishrei 5771 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Urban Cycling Studio Gets a Makeover
Urban Cycling is one of the most popular classes at the
JCC. We want to make it more accessible for members
and are proud to announce that we have added 10 new
LIVESTRONG bikes. These bikes are inspired and designed
by seven-time Tour De France winner Lance Armstrong and
his Livestrong Foundation to fight cancer. Adding these bikes
to the 10 Rev Master bikes, designed by former Tour De
France winner Greg LeMond, brings the total to a whopping
20 bikes. We hope to accommodate many more members
in cycling classes. Please stop by and take a look at the new
Studio located in the upper level of Sports & Wellness. For
times and schedules stop by the Sports & Wellness Desk, or view it online at
New JCC Website
Launches September 1
On September 1, when you visit you will see a
whole new site. After much planning and input the JCC’s site will
feature exciting new items, including:
• User friendly new look and design
• Ability to register for many JCC classes online as well as renew
your membership, make a donation or buy your Film Festival
• A calendar of events so you can easily see what your favorite
department has planned for the month
• An interactive blog with posts on various topics of interest
• A picture gallery featuring exciting JCC events
• And so much more!
Rosemary Wells
Children’s Author
and Illustrator
Wednesday, Oct. 20 • 3:30 p.m.
Children ages 3, 4 and 5 and their parents
are invited to join in a story reading with
Rosemary Wells, children’s author and illustrator
of more than 60 books. She will preview bedtime
stories from her newest Max and Ruby book, due
out in November.
Rosemary Wells has a keen understanding of
what matters to young children. Her appealing
stories capture the emotional charge of a child’s
world. While her stories are primarily directed
towards children, Ms. Wells knows that they are
not her only audience. As a writer and illustrator,
she strives to “appeal enough to the sense of
humor in the mother and father or teacher or
older brother or grandmother who is reading so
the child will
feel the laughter and the
in the reader’s voice and
want to
read the book again
a n d
again and
Launch Kickoff
Visit on Wednesday, September 1 for our prize-an-hour giveaway* via the
blog, and our Facebook and Twitter pages. If you haven’t signed up to be a Fan on Facebook or
Follow us on Twitter, do that today so you can be a part of the fun. We will post a message on
these pages with some sort of giveaway challenge or question. You could win a fabulous JCC
The giveaways will start at 8 a.m. on our blog and will continue until 5 p.m. So get signed up,
share it with a friend and join in the fun!
*Some restrictions apply. One prize per member. Employees and their immediate families are not eligible to win.
Inside this Issue
Fund Development...................................Page 2
Live From the 92nd Street Y....................Page 4
Film Festival............................................Page 5
Sculpture Garden Opening.......................Page 5
JCC Maccabi Games ...............................Page 6
Shalom Sesame .......................................Page 6
Program Guide..................................Pages 7-10
Young Jewish Tucson.............................Page 12
Tributes .................................................Page 14
Center View is published six times annually
by the Tucson Jewish Community Center.
2010 High Holidays
Sept. 8-Erev Rosh HaShanah:
JCC closes at 6 p.m.
Sept. 9-Rosh HaShanah: JCC closed
Sept. 10-Rosh HaShanah Day 2: JCC closed
Sept. 17-Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre):
JCC closes at 4 p.m.
Sept. 18-Yom Kippur: JCC closed
Sept. 22-Erev Sukkot:
JCC closes at 6 p.m.
Sept. 23-Sukkot: JCC closed
Sept. 29-Erev Shimini Atzeret:
JCC closes at 6 p.m.
Sept. 30-Shimini Atzeret: JCC closed
The Tucson Jewish Community Center is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, is affiliated with the United Way of
Tucson and Southern Arizona, and is a member of the Jewish Community Centers Association of North America.
JCC Corporate
You Make A
Thousands of Tucsonans rely on the JCC to provide them with wellness,
cultural, educational, and recreational programs each day. Because the JCC
plays such a vital role in the community and in our lives, consider supporting
the JCC and the programs
that we offer by becoming
a Friend of the J.
Many members do not
from membership dues
is not enough to support the excellent
programming you enjoy, to enhance and maintain the
building you love and to serve the community, including
families and individuals who need scholarship assistance to
participate in our programs. A gift of any amount makes a difference! Make
your gift today by calling Julia Waterfall-Kanter at 299-3000 x176 or donate
online at
Supporting the J is more than good
work…it’s good business!
Corporate sponsorship is a great way to support the programs or events
of your choice while receiving recognition at the Tucson JCC. We offer a
variety of sponsorship opportunities at levels from $250 to $5,000. Available
programs include special events, youth sports leagues, Film Festival, Arts &
Culture and older adult programs among others. These programs provide
an opportunity for you to participate in various educational, social, and
wellness opportunities as well as highlighting your business and making a
difference in the community!
As a sponsor, you have the opportunity to take advantage of various
recognition opportunities such as banners, logos on event programs or
signage, your name on team equipment, or other customized options
based on your sponsorship level and preferences. For more information
on corporate sponsorship please contact Julia Waterfall-Kanter at 299-3000
x176 or [email protected]
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PACE Cross
Studio Gets a
New Look
One of the longest running programs in the
Sports and Wellness Department is PACE Cross
Conditioning. Classes are offered several times
during the week in our studio. In keeping with
the JCC policy of offering a state-of-the-art
facility for all, we will be replacing many of the
machines in the studio. The new room should be
ready by the fall. We hope you will enjoy the new
look and take advantage of the new equipment.
For days and times of the PACE classes please
stop by the Sports & Wellness Desk or Welcome
Desk for a schedule, call 615-LIFE (5433) or visit
Ben’s Bells at the J
Our very own Mary Byrnes was honored with a Ben’s Bell in August. Ben’s Bells promote kindness and
community. It was started in 2003 in memory of Ben Mare Packard who died of croup.
Member Barbara Goldberg nominated Mary because of her work with older members at the J,
specifically her 85-year-old mother Bertha Segal. Barbara wrote in her nomination, “Mary knows if
my mom or any other member just does not look 100 percent or needs to sit down
during class…Mary nudges her seniors to push a
bit harder, walk a smidge more or just remember
to get out of the house and come to class.”
Mary has been a valuable member of the Sports
& Wellness team for 20 years. Her work with the
seniors and the PACE classes are incredible; plus she
teaches a mean urban cycling class! Congratulations
to Mary for being recognized for her work!
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We teach lessons as early as 12:00 p.m.
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Sign up for music lessons and receive a
$25.00 registration AND your first music
instruction book ($15.00) for FREE!
Call NOW
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JCC Center View • September 2010 • Page 3
Live Broadcasts at
Congregation Anshei
Tzipi Livni:
Francine and Abdallah Simon
State of World Jewry Lecture
Live from NY’s 92nd Street Y™
broadcasts the Y’s renowned educational and cultural programming
across America via satellite. Most of
the programs provide opportunities
for questions and answers presented
from participants from remote locations as if they were in the New York
audience. All broadcasts are FREE!
Co-Presented by
Congregation Anshei Israel.
Live Broadcasts
at the JCC:
Tony Blair
Tues., Sept. 14 • 5 p.m.
Tony Blair has been one of the most
dynamic leaders of modern times;
few British prime ministers have
shaped the nation’s
course as profoundly as he did
during his ten years
in power, and his
achievements and
his legacy will be
debated for years to
Jim Cramer:
Navigating in
Volatile Markets
Madeline Noveck, moderator
Tues., Oct. 12 • 5 p.m.
Jim Cramer is the host of
CNBC’s “Mad Money” and
co-founder of TheStreet.
Steve Martin
with Deborah Solomon
Mon., Nov. 29 • 5 p.m.
A celebrated writer, actor and
performer, Martin’s film credits
include Father of the Bride, Parenthood and The Spanish Prisoner. He’s
won Emmy Awards
for his television
writing and two
Grammy Awards for
comedy albums. In
addition to a play, he
has written a bestselling collection of comic pieces,
and a best-selling novella.
Sun., Oct. 3 • 5 p.m.
Tzipi Livni, one of Israel’s most
high-profile and influential political figures, served as an officer in
the IDF, and later in the Mossad,
before she, along with other prominent figures in
Israel, formed the
Kadima Party in
2005. In 2006 she
Vice Prime Minister and Minister
of Foreign Affairs,
and with the establishment of the
Netanyahu government, she became leader of the Kadima Party
and head of the opposition.
Alan Dershowitz
and Bret Stephens
Thurs., Nov. 4 • 5 p.m.
The prolific author and outspoken
advocate for Israel, Alan Dershowitz discusses the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict and the most controversial
issues of the day
with The Wall
deputy editorial
page editor Bret
Stephens is deputy editorial page
director for The
Wall Street Journal and the writer of
its Global View column.
Miriam’s Mosaic:
Diverse Women of the
Thurs., Dec. 16
6:15 p.m.
Hear from Rabbi Dianne CohlerEsses, Cantor Angela Buchdahl
and Rabba Sara Hurwitz about
the challenges they faced and what
they bring with them from their
Syrian, Asian-American and Orthodox backgrounds, respectively – as
well as the unique characteristics
they bring to their religious leadership roles as women. Moderated
by Rabbi Diana
Program Director
at the New York
Board of Rabbis.
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20th Anniversary Party!
Special Sneak Preview:
Jews and Baseball:
An American Love Story
November 21, 2010 • 4-7 p.m.
The Film
The Event
Jews and Baseball brings to life the contributions of Jewish major leaguers
Film Festival patrons and enthusiasts will be treated to a high-spirited
and explores the special meaning that baseball has had in the lives ofForspecial
event, sprinkled
with familiarplease
stadium favorites
and time-honored
call 615-5432.
American Jews. Jews and Baseball is very much the story of America’s love
baseball reflections.
affair with baseball, but it is also the story of immigration, assimilation,
bigotry, heroism, the passing on of traditions, and the shattering of
stereotypes. Written by author and Pulitzer Prize-winning New York
Be the first to experience the JCC’s newest addition! Our auditorium
Times columnist Ira Berkow, the film is narrated by
now features a permanent, high-def 6,000 lumen video
Academy Award-winner Dustin Hoffman.
projection system, 800 watts of crisp cinema sound and
a super-bright 363-square-foot cinema screen.
The New Media Arts Center
Box Seats - $125
Grandstand Admission - $25
• Includes film, food, VIP seating,
Film Festival Season Pass
• Includes film, food,
grandstand seating
Save the Date!
Opening of 2 Annual
Juried Exhibition in the
Sculpture Garden
Make a Difference at
the “J” – Buy Your
Tickets Today!
Sun., Nov. 14, in conjunction with
the Tucson Pima Arts Council
Open Studio Tour!
Small SculpturesLarge Concepts
Open Studio Tour
Preview Exhibition at JCC:
Oct. 28-Nov. 11
Meet-the-Artists Reception at
JCC: Nov. 11 • 6 to 8 p.m.
County Wide Open Studio Tour
Nov. 13 & 14 • 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Nov. 14-Dec. 13
Featuring pieces by Ursula von Rydingsgard,
Rotraut Mocquay, Brigitte Zarm, and many
other national and local artists.
Your Purchase Supports
Programs and Scholarships for
Older Adults, Children and People
with Special Needs.
See page 16, or buy your
tickets at
for your chance to win!
Tucson Shines at JCC Maccabi Games
The Tucson Maccabi Delegation attended the
JCC Maccabi Games in Omaha, NE for the 15th
year. The games attract thousands of Jewish
youth each year from across the U.S., Mexico,
Canada, Israel and this year, Hungary.
The Tucson team included 14 athletes who
competed in six different sports: basketball,
Benny Louchheim, Ben Klinkenberg, Harrison
Avigdor, Reagan Glynn, Braden Stuchen, Josh
Goldberg and Austen Berens; soccer, Kendall
Karon and Shawn Spitzer; tennis, Daniel
Goldstein; swimming, Bonnie Diamond and
Dakota Kordsiemon; and golf, Charlie Goode
and Kevin Goldstein.
“Our team made the city of Tucson and the JCC
very proud. They competed to the best of their
abilities and had a great time socializing with
all the other athletes in Omaha,” said delegation
head Stu Epstein.
Bonnie and Dakota won 23 medals, mostly gold,
in all their races. On the links Kevin Goldstein
won gold in the 15-16 age category while Charlie
Goode took home a silver medal in the 13-14 age
group. Kevin won the closest to the pin with a
shot only 22 inches away and Charlie won the
longest drive. Kevin topped off the week with
another gold medal in the team competition.
Kendall, playing on a mixed team with St Louis
and Northern Virginia, carried the soccer team
to the bronze medal game losing in overtime.
Shawn was mixed with the Phoenix Soccer squad
and made it to the semi-finals. Daniel Goldstein,
competing in his first set of games, made it to the
quarter finals, finishing with a 3-3 record. Daniel
is the 3rd Goldstein brother to represent Tucson
at the games!
We are extremely excited about next year’s
JCC Maccabi Games, which will be held
July 24-August 5, 2011 in Israel. This two-week
event will include a tour of Israel while the
athletes are there. Sports that will be offered are
basketball, bowling, soccer, swimming, table
tennis, tennis and volleyball. If you are a Jewish
teen ages 14-17 and are interested in this exciting
once-in-a-lifetime adventure, please contact Stu
Epstein at [email protected] as soon as
possible. Space is limited. Parents can experience
Israel with their teen! Parent and family tour
packages will be available to attend opening
ceremonies and final competitions.
Shalom Sesame:
Hanukkah Episode Premiere • Sunday, December 5
Shalom Sesame is a new DVD series set on
Rechov Sumsum, a street in Israel, in a Sesamecreated neighborhood with a mix of Isrealis. The
cast of characters includes religious and secular,
Russian and Ethiopian immigrants, Jews and
Arabs, adults and children all living alongside a
cast of Muppets – including Oscar the Grouch’s
Israeli cousin, Moishe Oofnik. The beloved
muppet, Grover is a visitor to Rechov Sumsum.
Through his Israeli experience, the young viewer
will be exposed to the diversity of Israel and
Jewish life.
In honor of the series’ launch, ECE will be joining
other JCCs throughout the United States with a
broadcast of the premiere of Shalom Sesame’s
30-minute Hanukkah episode. In addition to
the free broadcast, there will be other activities
to supplement the Hanukkah celebration
and highlight our early childhood education
Details coming soon.
Visit for more.
Tucson Jewish Community Center
Program Guide
FALL 2010
ECE “Fun”draisers
Please help suppor t our program
through our fall fundraisers:
Fall 2010 Registration
The JCC’s Early Childhood program has
limited availability for the 2010-2011
school year. Please call the ECE office
at 615-5437 for more information about
programs. Stop by anytime M-F from
7 a.m.-6 p.m. for a tour of the school.
Entertainment Books go on sale mid
September for only $30. In addition
to purchasing one for yourself, they
make great gifts. Information will be
sent home with the children the second
week of school.
ESCRIP is an important part of our
fundraising program. All you need to
do is log onto and enter the
Tucson Jewish Community Center as
your school. Then all you need to do is
enter your Safeway Club Card number
and we will earn money on everything
you spend.
Recycle your empty inkjet cartridges.
Just drop them off in the ECE office. We
earn either $1 or $2 depending on the
type of cartridge.
Save the Date:
B’Sghetti Bash
Sun., Dec. 12
Plans are already underway for the
best ever B’Sghetti Bash! Watch for the
Grand Prize Raffle tickets, which will
be on sale in September. The winner of
the raffle will be packing their bags for
a fabulous one-week vacation in a condo
at the beautiful Summer Bay Resort in
Kissimmee, FL, a suburb of Orlando.
The winner may use this timeshare
anytime in 2011, based on availability.
Calling All ECE Parents…
Family Association
Mon., Sept. 13 • 7 p.m.
Come one, come all to the first meeting
of the Family Association Committee
for the 2010-2011 school year. All ECE
parents are encouraged to attend these
informative meetings. There are many
exciting opportunities for you to become involved.
Shalom Baby
Stay and Play
Fridays at 10 a.m.
Sept. 3 & 17, Oct. 15 & 29
JCC Art Gallery
Bring your baby or toddler every other
Friday for singing led by Shabbat Scott.
Then, shmooze with other parents or
grandparents as the children play on
the outdoor equipment of the Early
Childhood Center. Moms, grandmothers, dads, and babies are all welcome!
Sponsored by Shalom Tucson and the
JCC. RSVP to Anne Lowe at [email protected]
org or 577-9393 x130.
General Mills box tops. Just remove
the points coupon and drop in the
box outside the ECE office. Write your
child’s name on the back and a winner
will be chosen every month for a little
thank-you gift.
Aug. 23-Oct. 4 (no class on 9/6)
1:15-2 p.m. • Ages 2 & 3
2:15-3 p.m. • Ages 4 & 5
Instructor: Kirby Haaksma
Ballet classes involve creative movement
along with an introduction to ballet
terminology, barre exercises, and move­
ment across the floor.
Teena’s Lunch Bunch
12:15-1:15 p.m. • Ages-3-5
Instructor: Teena Sterlachini
Children will prepare their
lunches from scratch. Then they will
have the pleasure of eating with Teena.
This will be a hands-on experience for
the children.
Tiny Tots Tennis
3-3:45 p.m. • Ages 3-4
A basic introduction to tennis develop­
ing hand-eye coordination, excellent
motor skills and motivation for future
Mighty Mites Tennis
Mon. & Wed., Sept. 13-Oct. 27
4-5 p.m. • Ages 5-7
An introduction to basic tennis skills in
an exciting, fun environment.
Aug. 24-Sept. 28
Science on the Spot
2:15-3 p.m. • Ages 3-5
Basic science concepts will be explored
through hands-on activities like balloon
rockets, baking soda and vinegar chemistry, and oobleck. “Wow” demonstrations by science center staff will really
get kids excited about science!
Aug. 25-Sept. 29
1:15-4 p.m. (30-minute classes)
Ages 3-6
Instructor: Todd Detry
Would you like your
children to learn computer skills? The goal of
the class will be to get
them comfortable with the computer,
including using the mouse and keyboard. The chil­dren will also be do­ing
various exercises, including drawing
and coloring.
Plenty of Pizza with Teena
12:15-1:15 p.m. • Ages 3-5
Instructor: Teena Sterlachini
Children will meet with Teena
and prepare a different kind
of pizza each week. A side dish
and dessert will also be prepared. Bagel pizzas, Mexican
pizzas and more.
1:30-2:30 p.m. • Ages 4-6
Learn the “FUN”damentals of basket­
ball. Shooting, dribbling, passing and
American Sign Language
3-3:30 p.m. • Ages 4-5
Instructor: Terry Wasielewski
The children will learn American Sign
Language through the use
of songs and games. They
will also be able to show
you the signs for foods,
colors, animals, and the alphabet. Get
ready for ques­t ions in sign language.
Aug. 27-Oct. 8 (no class 9/10)
1:45-2:45 p.m. • Ages 4-6
Instructor: Gerry Young
Discover clay techniques to help your
child develop creative art energy. Finished projects will be painted with
glazes, acrylic paints or watercolors.
$72M/$88NM (includes materials)
Spanish Through
Music & Play
1:30-2 p.m. • Ages 2-3
2:30-3 p.m. • Ages 4-5
Instructor: Favi Hernandez
Hola friends. Join us for a fiesta of Spanish. Children will be exposed to verbal
language skills through music and
games. Depending on enrollment, the
age groups may be combined.
Please call 299-3000 x192 or e-mail
[email protected] for more information about our programs.
2010/2011 School Year
Registration forms available online and
at the Welcome Desk.
Serving grades K-5.
J-Care is a licensed facility that offers
enriching and fun activities for elementary school-aged children. We maintain
low child-to-counselor ratios. J-Care
also provides safe bus transportation
directly from Tucson-area elementary
and middle schools with one- to five-day
pick-up options. Grades 4-5 get automatic Club Gesher status where they
enjoy all the same activities as K-3, plus
get their own base room with e-games,
weekly use of the Youth Lounge, special
leadership activities and more.
Homework Hangout
Aug. 26-Oct. 21
1:30-2:30 p.m. • Ages 4-6
Learn the basics of soccer.
$64M/$80NM (No class 9/9,9/23,9/30)
Monday-Thursday during the
school year from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
We offer one of the best homework
programs in town staffed and led by
well-qualified education specialists who
help your children understand their
homework and get it done! No extra
charge for J-Care students!
JCC Center View • September 2010 • Page 7
Creative Clay
Grades K-6
Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
(extended care options available.)
Pre-Care Hours: 7-9 a.m. ($5)
Post-Care Hours: 4-6 p.m. ($5)
Fliers with program descriptions
available at the Welcome Desk and
Each School Days Out offers a field trip
and/or special programming at the J.
School Days Out programs include
other enriching activities such as sports,
art, swimming, cooking and more.
Upcoming School Days Out:
Sept. 7-8: THA
Sept. 15-16: TUSD
Sept. 17: TUSD/THA (Close at 4 p.m.)
Sept. 22: THA
Sept. 24: THA
Oct. 1: THA
Oct. 11-15: Amphi
Oct.14: CFSD
Oct. 15: CFSD/TUSD/Khalsa
Nov. 11: Amphi/CFSD/TUSD
Nov. 12: Khalsa
Nov. 24: CFSD/THA
Programs subject to change based on
enrollment. Costs based on minimum 24-hour
reservations. Add $10 without reservation.
See or call Rachel at 299-3000
x256 for information.
After School
Enrichment Classes
(Registration required, additional fee)
Classes are open to members and nonmembers.
Beginning Guitar
Session 1: Sept. 13-Oct. 18
Session 2: Oct. 25-Nov. 29
Ages 5-7 • 4-4:45 p.m.
Ages 8-11 • 4:45-5:30 p.m.
Ages 12-16 • 5:30-6:15 p.m.
Instructor: Tucson Academy
of Music and Dance
Introduce your music enthusiast
to the fundamentals of guitar
playing including note reading,
open chord positions, tuning,
and simple chord patterns.
$89M per session/$133NM per session
Teen Cycle
Sept. 7-Oct. 12
Ages 12-16 • 4-4:45 p.m.
Instructor: JCC Sports & Wellness Staff
A group cycling class designed for teens.
Experience hills and flats using various
sitting and standing positions. Cycling
is fun, easy to learn, and a great workout. Experience not necessary.
Members FREE!/$45NM
Introduction to Martial Arts
10 Classes • Sept. 7-Nov. 9
Ages 5-11 • 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Ages 8-11 • 4:45-5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Black Belt 4 Life
Build skills and confidence in this
beginner martial arts class. Your child
will learn basic martial arts steps,
kung-fu based games and beginning
self-defense; all while having fun.
$93M/$139NM • $49 Supplies fee
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Session 1: Sept. 1-Oct. 6
Session 2: Oct. 13-Nov. 17
Ages 5-11 • 4-5:15 p.m.
Instructor: Gerrie Young, MFA and
Camp J Art Specialist
Develop technique, experiment with
hand-building clay creations, design
with glaze, and learn to throw a pot on
the wheel.
Save the Date
Winter Spectacular Camps
Week 1 (Four-day camp): Dec. 20-23
Week 2 (Four-day camp): Dec. 27-30
Experience the ever-popular Winter
Wonder Days and Winter Shalom
Brochure available in November by mail
and online. Call Scott at 299-3000 x192
or Rachel at x256.
week a different dance will be introduced: Waltz, Swing, Rumba and Cha
Cha. Students will learn several of the
basic steps of each dance.
Instructor Miro Tyomsiak attended a
prestigious ballet school in Poland and
danced in the Polish National Theatre.
Later he performed with the famous
dance troupe, Mazowse, on a world tour.
$40 per person for 4 classes (Minimum of
10 people)
Parent’s Night Out Party
One Saturday per month
5:30-10 p.m. (Sept.-Apr.)
JCC memb ers - First child $20, each
additional sibling $12
Non-JCC members - First child $30, each
additional sibling $15
Join us for the best Saturday Night Party
in town at the JCC’s popular Parent’s
Night Out Party. Parents can relax and
enjoy a night off while our J-Care staff
provides a fun evening for children
grades K-5 (5-year-olds welcome).
Includes special programs, as well as
dinner, snack, games, a movie and more!
Sept. 25
Oct. 23
Nov. 20
Dec. 11
Beach Party Luau
Fall Harvest Celebration
Karaoke and Make A Movie
Winter Wonderland Party
For more information contact Rachel
at 299-3000 x256 or [email protected]
Contact [email protected] or call
299-3000 x175.
FREE (bring your own lunch)
Hanukkah Menorah
Lighting Celebration
Dec. 1 • 4:30-5:15 p.m.
JCC Front Entrance
A great way to bring in the first night of
Hanukkah! Enjoy dreidel games, chocolate gelt and more, then join Shabbat
Scott and Julie with songs of Hanukkah, as we get ready to light-up the
first candle on the biggest menorah in
Tucson. Don’t miss this JCC tradition!
Youth Lounge
The cool place to hangout is the TJCC
Youth Lounge. It offers teens the opportunity to meet new and old friends;
watch movies on the giant LCD TV;
play pinball, pool, or one of the interactive hi-tech games including Wii,
DDR, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and of
course, get their homework done using
our computers. All this at no additional
cost to JCC Members!
Not a JCC member? Inquire about the
low-cost JCC Teen Membership option by calling the Welcome Desk at
299-3000 for more information.
The Youth Lounge also offers friendly
weekly competitions!
Competitions held from 4:45-5:30 p.m.
Mondays: Pinball Wizard
Tuesdays: Rock Band
Wednesdays: DDR
Thursdays: Billiards
Contact Scott at [email protected]
or call 299-3000 x192 for more information.
Friendship Sukkah
Mon., Sept. 20 • 5:30-6:30 p.m.
JCC Sculpture Garden
Join the JCC and the Israel Center as we
celebrate Sukkot.
BBYO Meetings begin at 7 p.m.
Join us every Monday night for BBYO,
a Jewish youth group for high school
students. Make new Jewish friends, help
your community, embrace your Judaism
and, most of all, have a great time.
Sat., Nov. 13 • 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
JCC Front Entrance
Ride followed by a picnic lunch at Brandi
Fenton Park.
Grades 6-12
Mon.-Thurs. 3:15-6 p.m.,
Fri. 3-5 p.m.
Sundays, 1-4:30 p.m.
(Starts Sept. 19 & open to grades
2 and up)
Co-sponsored by the Israel Center
Attention all Jewish
9th-12th graders!
Shabbat Rillito River
Bike Ride
Enjoy noshes under the Sukkah, music,
art projects, bouncehouse and more.
Learn the blessi n g s f r om t h e
pros, where you
get to shake the
lulav and etrog.
Taglit Day Program for
Young Adults
Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Taglit is an individualized day program
for young adults that focuses on building independent living skills for each
participant. Our program includes
health & wellness, volunteering, vocational skills, socializing, and having fun!
We use the Youth Lounge as our base
but venture into the community almost
daily. Space is still available. Call Retina
at 299-3000 x172 for more information.
After School Care/
Respite Services
Mon.-Fri., 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
After-school program for students with
special needs in grades 6 through 12. We
are based in the Youth Lounge where
participants can play Wii, hit the high
notes with Guitar Hero and sometimes
even do their homework. We have daily
activities designed to be enjoyable as well
as stimulating. Please contact Retina,
Director of Special Needs Services, at
299-3000 x172 for more information.
Space limited; approved interview and
intake required.
Taglit Social Club
This is the place to be if you are 16 or
older! One Sunday a month we meet to
have some fun. We have been to places
like the Arizona IceCats, a Diamondbacks game, a fancy dinner out and
more! Space is limited to 15 for each
event. Please call Retina at 299-3000
x172 for more information.
Arts & Culture
Register in advance by stopping at the
Welcome Desk or calling 299-3000.
For more information, please call
Helene at x172.
Social Bridge
Introduction to
Ballroom Dance
Mittleman, at 299-3000 x147.
Mahjongg Lessons Beginner Level
Mondays., Sept. 13-Oct. 11,
Oct. 18-Nov. 15, Nov. 22-Dec. 20
10 a.m.-Noon
Israeli Dance
Tuesdays Ongoing sessions
Wood-Floor Aerobic Studio
7 p.m. Beginners
7:45 p.m. Intermediate
8:30 p.m. Open Dance
Learn to dance with beginners and
Thursdays, Oct. 7-28 • 7-8 p.m.
Each week a different dance will be
introduced: Waltz, Swing, Rumba and
Cha-Cha. Students will learn several of
the basic steps of each dance.
Tuesdays • 1-3 p.m.
For details, call Helene at 299-3000 x147
$10 per person includes 30-minute group lesson, 90-minute open dance and refreshments
$60M/$75NM per four-class card
The Clay Experience
$10 per session
Hebrew Classes
Tuesdays, Eight-week sessions
Beginning Hebrew: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Introduction to Hebrew:
7:30-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Sara Golan-Mussman
For start dates, call Helene 299-3000
$60M/$70NM (plus cost of text paid to
AARP Driver
Safety Program
Wed., Nov. 17 • 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Refresher course for drivers 50+
Completion of course entitles participants to a discount on their auto
$12 AARP Member/$14 Non Member
Registration required through Dave
Flyer, 296-1131.
Card Making
Mondays, Sept. 20-Oct. 11
10 a.m.-Noon
Get started on making your holiday
or special event cards. At each session
participants should be able to make 1 or
2 cards. All participants need to provide
a pair of scissors.
$20 per student for 4 classes. Includes all
Eastside Chess Club
Class culminates with a
Ballroom Tea Party
on Sun., Oct. 31 from 2-4 p.m.
$40 per person for 4 classes (Minimum of
10 people)
Tuesdays • Aug. 24-Sept. 28
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Gerrie Young
Experiment with hand building or
wheel throwing
$85M/$100NM ($20 material fee paid to
instructor at first session)
Special Interest
Current Events
Every Monday • Noon -1:30 p.m.
Moderated by rotating facilitators.
Coordinated by Les Burgman
Provocative, controversial and
never dull. Timely, local,
national & international
topics are discussed. 11:30
a.m. brown bag dairy lunch
or purchase at Café @ the J.
Program begins at noon.
Spouse Bereavement
Support Group
Tuesdays • 10-11:30 a.m.
If you have lost a loved one, you may
find comfort in meeting others who have
shared this experience. Co-sponsored
by Widow to Widowed Inc. For more
information, call Dolores Kaplan at
Shalom Tucson
Bagel Brunch
Gateway to Community
Service (Volunteer Fair)
Wednesdays • 6-9 p.m.
Recreational & competitive play for all
ages and skill levels. Call John at 3319981 with questions.
Anyone Can Draw & Paint
Sit ‘n Stitch
Instructor Miro Tyomsiak attended a
prestigious ballet school in Poland and
danced in the Polish National Theatre.
Later he performed with the famous
dance troupe, Mazowse, on a world tour.
Fridays • 9:30 a.m.-Noon
Instructor: Murray Keshner
Beginners & experienced artists explore
your creative spirit using various media.
Demonstration & instruction at each
session. Bring pencil & paper. Register
at the Welcome Desk or call 299-3000.
2nd & 4th Wednesdays
Ongoing • 10 a.m.-Noon
Join this fun environment where you
socialize and share craft projects. A
facilitator will be available to help you
begin, continue or finish your knitting,
crocheting or needlework project. To
RSVP, call Helene at 299-3000 x147.
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Noon-3 p.m.
Looking for knowledgeable bridge
Members free/$2NM/$1 children
Social Mahjongg
90-Minute Musical Theater
Every Tuesday • 10:30 a.m.-Noon
Starts Oct. 19
Facilitated by Leon Bank
An informative & interactive program
focusing on documen­taries, movies and
music that enlightens, enter­tains and
stimulates conversation.
Sun., Oct. 17 • 10:30 a.m.-Noon
For newcomers and anyone interested
in Tucson’s opportunities for volunteerism. Chat with representatives from
each of Tucson’s congregations, organizations and agencies. This is a perfect
opportunity to become part of Tucson’s
friendly and active Jewish community.
Free admission but advance reservations
are requested, by calling Anne Lowe at
577-9393 x130.
Every other Thursday starting
Nov. 11 (no meeting on Nov. 25)
10:30 a.m.-Noon
Be enlightened and educated with informative lectures on various topics by
experts in their fields. In addition to the
regular format, a new once a month feature will be Harvard Professor Michael
Sandel by video with his series,“Justice”.
Sephardic Group
2nd Wednesday of the month
2:30-4 p.m. • Starts Oct. 13
Are you interested in learning more
about Sephardic Jews? Ladino is the
language and culture that emerged when
Spanish Jews were expelled from Spain.
Call coordinators Emelie & Harold
Loewenheim at 299-9374.
Writer’s Workshop
Organizational Meeting:
Wed., Nov. 3 • 10:30 a.m.
Designed for writers of fiction, nonfiction or poetry, this peer-led writing
group is a place for writers to meet on a
regular basis to read excerpts from their
work and receive constructive criticism. This is not a writing class. Each
session will allow participants to share
a 1-2 page selection of their writing in
a supportive environment and receive
feedback from other participants.
Justice is one of the most popular
courses in Harvard’s history. Now it’s
your turn to take the same journey in
moral ref lection that has captivated
more than 14,000 students, as Harvard
opens its classroom to the world. In this
twelve part series, Sandel challenges
us with difficult moral dilemmas and
asks our opinion about the right thing
to do. Open discussion follows the
video. Questions? Call Les Burgman
at 722-9310
Yiddish Group
2nd Wednesday of the month
starting Oct. 13 • 1-2 p.m.
Join the Yiddish Winkel! Mir vellin redden a bisl yiddish. Meet for fun, fellowship, songs, stories, and more! For more
information call Frieda Liebeskind at
577-1243 or Sheldon Clare at 546-6058.
Shalom Tucson
Coffee Breaks
Thursdays, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 2,
Jan. 6
10:30 a.m. • JCC Fine Art Gallery
Are you new in town, and want to con­
nect with others? Join us for coffee, a
nosh, and great information. Spon­sored
by Shalom Tucson, and the JCC. RSVP
to Anne Lowe at [email protected] or 5779393 x130.
Great Decisions
Orientation Session:
Wed., Dec. 15 • 10:30 a.m.-Noon
A national discussion program focusing on eight major foreign policy issues
pertaining to global concerns. After the
orientation, there will be eight sessions
starting in January 2011. The orientation
is free and open to the community. Call
Helene at 299-3000 x147, to RSVP.
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Brown Bag Lunch
HeartBeat of Israel
2010-2011 Presents
Noon-1 p.m.
All Brown Bag Lunches are Free!
Cartoons & Art
Fri., Sept. 24
Howard Salmon, author/creator of the
cartoon Siddur
Tucson’s Open Studio Tour:
The Artist as Educator
Fri., Oct. 29
Sally Krommes, Public Art and Events
Coordinator, Tucson Pima Arts Council
JCC Fine Art Gallery
Art Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday & Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Closed Saturdays and Jewish
holidays • All are welcome!
Lecture by Yaakov Katz
Thurs., Oct., 14 • 7 p.m.
JCC Auditorium
As military correspondent, Yaakov speaks on
a wide range of topics
including the Iranian
nuclear threat, the IsraelPalestinian peace process and Israel’s
overall security situation in the North.
Free and Open to All
The Arizona Center for
Judaic Studies and the
Tucson Jewish Community
Center present:
The Shaol Pozez
Memorial Lectureship
Series 2010-2011
All at 7 p.m. • JCC Auditorium
All Pozez lectures are free!
Oct. 4 – Zev Garber
“Shoah at the University: New Considerations in Holocaust Education”
Zev Garver is Emeritus Professor and
Chair of Jewish Studies and Philosophy
at Los Angeles Valley College
Virgil Hancock
Crossing the River of Fire
August 25-October 8
Thurs. Sept. 2 • 5-7 p.m.
THA Tikkun Olam
The Art of Making a
Oct. 10-25
Save the Date: October 24
THA Tikkun Olam Awards
Honoring Tucson’s Senior Rabbis
For information call 529-3888.
Nov. 1 – William G. Dever
“The Lives of Ordinary People in
Ancient Israel: Where the Bible and
Archaeology Intersect”
Tues., Oct. 19 • 5-7 p.m. at the
Steinway Gallery and Fine Art
northeast corner of Campbell &
Door prize drawing at 6 p.m. RSVP
to bcowa n @ or ca l l
299-3000 x106
Co-sponsored with
The JCC Youth Basketball League is
a respected program in Arizona. Each
season over 200 children aged 5-15
participate in our league.
Divisions include:
Mighty Mites: Grades K-1
Girls: Grades 2-6
Jr. All-Stars: Grades 2-3
All-Stars: Grades 4-5
Super Stars: Grades 6,7,8
The league is open for girls and
boys. Non-members are allowed to
participate in the program. Space is
very limited so register at the Sports
& Wellness Desk today!
Adult Leagues
The JCC offers adult leagues in basketball, flag football, men’s softball,
co-ed softball and co-ed volleyball.
Our leagues run year-round. For
more information about joining a
league, please contact Jason Apodaca
at 299-3000 x119 or japodaca @
Coalition for Jewish
Education presents
A Long Way from Home: Stories
By and About the American Jewish
Immigration Experience with
Amy Hirshberg Lederman
Oct. 4-Nov. 29 • Mondays,
Noon-1:30 p.m. or 6:30-8 p.m.
Utilizing short stories, essays and laws
put into place over the years, including
the current Arizona immigration law,
we will analyze and discuss both the immigration experiences of our ancestors
as well as the Jewish ethics involved in
immigration law and standards.
$125 + $30 book and material fee*
*Financial Assistance Available
Third Annual Sukkot Water
Drawing Celebration
Sun., Sept. 26, 4-6 p.m.
Heritage Room
Join us in renewing an ancient tradition
celebrating the sacredness of water. The
PJ Library™ will hold a story and craft
time and for young children with Amy
Hirshberg Lederman in the sukkah at
4 p.m., and then the children may join
the procession. Bring your own reusable
pitcher or bowl for the water procession.
For more information, contact Deborah
Mayaan at [email protected]
com, 881-2534.
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Youth Basketball Kicks
off the Season Sept. 19
Oct. 27 – Rachel Kaplan
“Tradition Revisited: Contemporary
Klezmer Rondos For Flute, Voice and
Rachel Kaplan is a University of Arizona
Ph.D. candidate
For more information or to register,
contact Suzanne Amador at 577-9393,
[email protected] or register online
Roy Purcell
The Long Journey Home
Sports &
Masters Swim
Ages: 18+ • Mon., Wed., Fri. 5:307 a.m. • Sun. 7:30-9 a.m.
Organized team-style workout by professional, experienced masters coach.
Not for the beginner. Members and
non-members welcome. Call 299-3000
x251 for information.
Adult Triathlon
Swim Training
Ages: 18+ • Tuesdays & Thursdays
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Session 1: Sept. 7-30
Session 2: Oct. 5-28
If you are a beginner to advanced triathlete looking to improve the swim
portion of your race, then this is the
class for you!
Swim Clinics
Ages: 18+
These intensive swim clinics are brought
to you by the coaching professionals at
Pike Athletics. Each clinic includes a
screening of your movement abilities
with the Functional Movement Screen,
evaluation and feedback. This is a great
way to enhance your swim abilities! Call
299-3000 x251 for information.
Children’s Group
Swim Lessons
Get Fit!
The JCC offers more than 100 group
fitness classes a week free with your
membership. These classes range
in scope from Body Pump, Step
Aerobics, Urban Cycling, Zumba
& Latin Dance, Yoga, Pilates, Yoga
and Feldenkreis. For a full schedule
of classes, please visit our website at or stop by the Sports &
Wellness Desk. If you have any questions about the classes please contact
Mary Byrnes at 299-3000 x118
Personal Training
The JCC has 8 fully certified personal
trainers who are ready to help you
reach your fitness goals. If you are interested in individual training, team
training or group training please
contact Gene Mapanoo, director of
personal training, at 299-3000 x120
or [email protected]
Stingray Swim Team
Ages: 6-18
Competitive year-round, professionally coached swim team. Emphasis
on skill development, race strategy,
confidence building, goal setting,
and overall character building. Swim
meets held in Tucson and Phoenix.
Members and non-members welcome. Call 299-3000 x251.
Mondays & Wednesdays
Session 1: Sept. 13-29
Session 2: Oct. 4-22
Level 1 & 2: 1:15-1:55 p.m.
Level 3 & 4: 2:10-2:50 p.m.
Minimum enrollment required for class to run.
Infant Survival Rescue
One-on-one instruction focused on
water safety. This is a survival skill
class and will teach the child to survive
(float-swim-float) in the water (prevent
drowning, etc). Call Sheryl at 444-6440.
Private Swim
Lessons Any Age
Any age and skill level (from the most
fearful to the advanced competitive
swimmer). We can accommodate your
needs. To schedule a lesson, call 2993000 x251.
$30/30 minutes, $40/40 minutes.
Members can enjoy the free use of our
six classic clay tennis courts. For a fee,
we also offer year-round tennis classes:
•20 hours of weekly adult tennis via 11
different adult clinics, drill & plays,
team practices and academies.
•15 hours of weekly junior tennis via 7
different junior clinics and academies.
Class information can be found online
at or pick up a flyer at the
Courtesy Desk.
We have Men’s and Ladies’ Teams which
compete in USTA and interclub leagues.
Events at the J
with Sports
Stop! Wait! Look no further than the JCC for
your next event. We have over 7,000-squarefeet of indoor rental space as well as a
beautiful, outdoor Sculpture Garden that can
accommodate any kind of event.
If you are planning a conference we offer an
in-house sound system, wireless mics, digital
projectors, and coming this fall we will be
adding a brand new media arts center in the
If you are planning a bar or bat mitzvah we offer
a stage, dance floor, and table linens to match
almost any décor.
We have an on-site caterer that can prepare
menus to meet any needs or budgets.
All of our events come with the personal
and friendly service that you have come to
expect from the JCC. Interested? Contact
Shelley Fitzgerald at 299-3000 x121 or
[email protected] for your personal
The JCC is happy to be working with Sports
Display, Inc., an independent vendor offering
advertising opportunities on the electronic
bulletin board adjacent to the Sports & Wellness Desk. While the Sports Display, Inc.
company compensates the JCC for the opportunity to use this space and gives us a chance to
promote some of our own programs, we want
our members and supporters to know that advertisers are not directly supporting the JCC
when they purchase advertising from Sports
Display. The JCC has many sponsorship and
advertising options for anyone interested in
directly supporting our programs.
To advertise with Sports Display, Inc.
contact (800) 432-2206.
For JCC support and advertising
options contact Julie Gal-Or at
299-3000 x243 or [email protected]
has come
to the JCC!
Optimal Health
Kettlebell training is a new
way to train your body.
Some of the advantages to
training with Kettlebells are:
• Gain total body strength and flexibility
• No isolation – use whole body (so no bulking
up, unless you want to)
• Feel empowered and get strong
• Never the same workout
• Burn calories, gain strength and have fun!
Training begins Sept. 13, and is $15 a class but
must be purchased in packs of four, six or ten.
Classes are:
Mondays at 6 a.m.,
Thursdays at 6 p.m.,
Fridays at noon and Saturdays at 8:30 a.m.
All participants must be screened before
participating in Kettlebell training. Please contact
Nancy Manning at 299-3000 x120 to schedule
your appointment.
Here’s what members are saying
about this new program:
“It’s the hardest workout I have ever done, but I
always leave wanting more!”
-Tyanie Gordon
“A non-traditional, but very effective workout
that will push you to maintain, or discover your
core muscles. Great for strengthening your back.”
-Scott Beck
“I have studied jazz dance with a Hollywood
choreographer and kickboxing with an 8th degree
black belt. Nancy’s Kettlebell workouts are on par
with either, in terms of intensity and results!”
-Kevin Stultz
September 29
Informational Meeting
9 a.m. or 5 p.m.
Need help getting healthy and reaching
your fitness goals? Join us for an
informational meeting to discuss our
Optimal Health Eight-Week Challenge.
Whether you are interested in diet, exercise
or stress reduction, this program is for you!
Lisa Salgado will be on-hand to answer
any questions you might have about this
You must attend if you are interested! If you
are unable to make either of these meeting
times, please contact Lisa at [email protected]
or call 615-LIFE to set up an appointment.
Program Includes:
• Health Screening (cholesterol, blood
sugar, blood pressure, body fat analysis
and waist circumference)
• Weekly Nutrtition/Wellness Meetings
• Qi Qong/Tai Chi
• Cycle Fit
• Kundalini Yoga
JCC Center View • September 2010 • Page 11
blues, brews & barbeque
Sunday Brunch
At the Canyon Café and Patio
Every Sunday from 11am - 2pm
Live Music from the Tucson Jazz Society featuring
Arthur Migliazza and Tom Walbank, Stevie Woods,
George Howard, Lisa Otey and more.
A hip and casual way to enjoy live music and
$32.00 Adults
$12.95 Children
Reservations are encouraged but not required.
Call the Canyon Café 615-5496
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Young Jewish Tucson (YJT)
YJT is a group for young Jewish adults ages 2245. If you are new to Tucson or just looking to
reconnect with the community YJT is for you!
Each month YJT plans several events in the
following categories:
• Community Service Projects
• Arts & Culture
• Shabbat and Holiday Events
• Sports and Outdoor Activities
• Dinner and Happy Hour
Formerly associated with GesherCity, YJT is the
place to be if you want to get involved with the
community at any level. We have a Facebook
group that is open for anyone to join. We also
have a weekly listserv with event updates and
reminders. We are always looking for new ideas,
so if you have a suggestion, please feel free
to share! If you have any questions regarding
YJT or if you would like to receive our weekly
eNewsletter please contact Julie at 299-3000
x243 or email at [email protected]
The following YJT events will be taking
place in September. If you are interested
in participating please RSVP to the event
Thurs., Sept. 2 • 5:30 p.m.
Happy Hour at Armitage
RSVP to Sara at [email protected]
Sun., Sept. 5 • 10 a.m.
Apple Picking at Apple Annie’s
RSVP to Illana at [email protected]
Sun., Sept. 12
Tashlich Hike on Mt. Lemmon
RSVP to Hershel at [email protected]
Sat., Sept. 18
Break the Fast Potluck
RSVP to Rebecca at [email protected]
Sat., Sept. 25 • 7:30 p.m.
Havdalah and Game Night
RSVP to Julie at [email protected]
Welcome! Shalom!
The JCC is pleased to welcome the
following new members:
Mary Lou Aries, Madison Baker, David Bash,
Elia Batiz, Sarah Bollt, Marion Bounds, Adam
Buntzman, James Butler, Mariana Caballero,
John Cepin, Edwardine Christian, Ned Clayton,
Shahida Clayton, Julie Coleman-Abrams, Taryn
Contento, Diane Cook, Gerald Cook, Christina
Cutshaw, Yeda Damerow, Gayle Davis, Alisa
Decker, Alyssa Dehen, Noah Deitch, Malik
Elkhair, Mary Feathers, Bruce Ferguson, Manda
Ferrell, Matthew Ferrell, Alan Gabelsberg, Laura
Gabelsberg, Meg Glasston, Rishi Goyal, Arturo
Guerrero, Dawn Gunter, Marla Handler, Marla
Harris, Maria Heard, Corey Heard, Ken Hedrick,
Tim Hull, Molly Hunter, Staci Ivanisko, Theresa
Jagodowski, David Jennings, Tara Johnson,
Andrea Kay, Cheryl Kline, Charles Kline, William
Levin, Claudia Levin, Ana Ley, Ashley Manns,
Bruce Martin, Meghan May, Fred Meyer, Marc
Miller, David Murray, Whitney Murray, Rebecca
Nathanson, Christine Oler, Victoria Otto, Sixten
Otto, Kelly Oursler, Anoma Phanthourath, David
Plot, Inna Plot, Tabitha Powledge, Hilary Pritchett,
Sally Quinby, Jason Reddick, Stephanie Reddick,
Jack Remington, Donna Ribka, Katrina Richman,
Marcus Robles, Rebecca Rosenberg, Reena Rupani,
Katie Sanderson, Marc Sbar, Helene Sbar, Bonnie
Schwimer, Samuel Shivers, Anne Shivers, Janice
Silvyn, Mary Simpson, Buryl Simpson, Hannelore
Soule, Bill Stern, Uwe Stolz, Lori Stolz, David
Strizver, Sonya Stummer, Allan Stummer, Grace
Swoopes, Emanuel Thomas, Melanie Tyrrell,
David Tyrrell, Jelena Vukomanovic, Christopher
Ward, Derek Weaver, Scott Weber, Angelica Weber,
Patricia Wendal, Chris Wilken, James Wolf, David
Wyse (We apologize for any errors or omissions.)
Ms. Vicki Alpert
Our condolences on the loss of your
beloved mother.
Mr. and Mrs. Irv Mindes
Our sincere condolences on the loss
of your beloved father, Max.
The Board and Staff of the
Tucson Jewish Community Center
Marcia and Ken Light
Marcia and Ken Light
The Board and Staff of the
Tucson Jewish Community Center
Jody and Paul Darrow
Congratulations on welcoming Ari
into this world.
Mr. Ronald Weintraub
Best wishes for a quick recovery.
Susan and Billy Schoenberg
Dr. Keith Dveirin
Thanks for having warm
and steady hands.
Dylan Goldman
Mr. Pat Butler
Our condolences on the
loss of your beloved father.
Marcia and Ken Light
Nancy and Stephen Cohen
and Family
Our deepest condolences on your
loss. Words are not enough.
Faye and Ken Somers
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Olitzky
Our condolences on the loss of
Jayme’s beloved father.
Marcia and Ken Light
The Board and Staff of the
Tucson Jewish Community Center
Mr. and Mrs. Barney
Our sympathies for the loss of
Barney’s beloved aunt who is also
a beloved grandmother.
The Board and Staff of the
Tucson Jewish Community Center
Marcia and Ken Light
Fran and Jeff Katz
Sara Cohen
Mazel Tov on the marriage of your
son. We wish them every happiness.
Fran and Jeff Katz
Lee Aronson
Congratulations on the big one.
Fran and Jeff Katz
Marcia and Ken Light
The Board and Staff of the
Tucson Jewish Community Center
Ms. Deanna Myerson
Our condolences on the loss of your
beloved mother.
Support the JCC and do something for a friend or loved one
by making a tribute or memorial gift in their honor. Log onto
our website to make your gift
online, stop by the Welcome
Desk, or send an email request
to [email protected] or call
299-3000, x212.
Marcia and Ken Light
Sylvia Zimet
Our condolences for
the loss of Francisco.
The Board and Staff of the
Tucson Jewish Community Center
Sara Cohen
In memory of Rainey Ettinger.
Our sympathies are with you.
Fran and Jeff Katz
The Board and Staff of the
Tucson Jewish Community Center
Marcia and Ken Light
Dr. Mimi Algazi
Wishing you a very speedy recovery.
Our good thoughts are with you.
Lee and Al Cohen
Martha Rothman
In celebration of a
very special birthday.
Steven Weinstein and Family
In memory of Bernie Weinstein,
beloved father and grandfather.
Fran and Jeff Katz
Carol and Al Stern
Molly Shenitzer
Happy Birthday Molly.
Sari Krolick and Family
We grieve with you the loss of your
mother and grandmother.
Helaine Levy and Steve Alley
Mazel Tov on your marriage.
We wish you every happiness.
Fran, Jeff, Aimee and Adam Katz
Brenda and Bill Viner
Marcia and Ken Light
The Board and Staff of the
Tucson Jewish Community Center
Susan and Billy Schoenberg
Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hayes
Our sincere sympathies on
the loss of Larry’s father.
Lynda and Ed Rogoff
Mazel Tov on the marriage of your
son. We wish them every happiness.
The Board and Staff of the
Tucson Jewish Community Center
Retina Vaughn Bauschatz
Joey Jacober
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Tribute and
Memorial Gifts
Carol and Al Stern
Bernadette Ruiz
Our condolences on the loss
of your beloved father.
Susan and Billy Schoenberg
The Board and Staff of the
Tucson Jewish Community Center
Ruth Graff
Brenda and Bill Viner
Annie Onderdonk
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Carol and Al Stern
Jacob Pinnas and Family
Please accept our deepest sympathy
on the death of Elaine, beloved
wife and mother.
J-Star Award for
Staff Excellence:
Joey Contando
(Sports & Wellness)
Terry Wasielewski
(Early Childhood)
Brad Bultman
(Camp J)
Collin Coelet
Rhina Gerhauser
(Sports & Wellness)
Dale Green
(Building Services)
Jessica Harwood
(Camp J)
Aimee Katz
(Children & Youth)
Carol and Al Stern
Mindy Grodzki
Enid Freedman
We grieve with you the loss of your
beloved brother, Bernard Willens.
Rachel Zuckerman
(Sports & Wellness)
(Children & Youth)
Carol and Al Stern
Joe Mittelman
Please accept our deepest sorrow
on the death of your sister,
Ernie Wayne.
the Mission
of the JCC
Like all non-profit organizations,
the Tucson JCC relies on the
guidance of its Board of Directors in
making decisions, raising funds and
planning for the future. Directors
are also the J’s Ambassadors, sharing
the J’s story in our community.
Most people know that the Tucson
JCC has a committed and active
Board of Directors, but not
everyone knows how people come
to serve.
In order to find and
develop the right leaders in the best
way, the J formed the Committee
on Directors and Governance about
two years ago. Phil Pepper, a former
Board Chair, currently chairs the
Committee. It is comprised of
current board members, leaders
representing the broader general
community and JCC staff.
One important Committee task
involves identifying people to serve
on Task Forces, Committees and
the Board of Directors. Committee
members interview prospective
leaders to learn about their skills,
and interests as well as find good
“fits” at the J. Committee members
share the goals of the organization,
review current challenges and
clearly outline expectations for
Task Force, Committee and Board
service. The Committee also
oversees the training of current and
future leadership. The J is looking
for people who are prepared,
engaged, and accountable to serve.
Some of the specific qualities the J
is seeking in its leaders are:
• A strong commitment to the
Mission, Vision and Values of the
• A willingness to make a personal
financial contribution to the JCC
• The ability to commit time
and energy to a Task Force,
Committee or the Board
• Interest in fundraising and
community outreach
The JCC is always seeking
committed volunteers.
If you
are interested in learning more
about leadership opportunities or
submitting the name of a prospect,
please contact Julia WaterfallKanter, VP of Development at
[email protected] or 299-3000
Carol and Al Stern
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Tickets are $100 each or 3 for $250.
When you buy your tickets, the JCC will send
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Proceeds from the Big Ticket Raffle
support the various JCC programs
and services including scholarships
and services for adults and children.
Join us for the Final Drawing
November 4, 2010 • 6:30 p.m.
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All ticket holders are
welcome to attend!
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“Big Ticket” is a registered trademark in the state of AZ. Raffle tickets are $100 each or 3/$250. Only 2,000 tickets will be sold nationwide. Therefore, the odds of winning a prize will not be less than 1:167. Ticket allotment and prize drawing will be
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applicable withholding taxes are remitted for payment to the Internal Revenue Service. The Jewish Community Centers are not responsible for any loss, theft, or damage to property or life incurred while on any Big Ticket® Raffle prize trip package. Certain
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Your entry must be received by November 1, 2010 to be eligible.
The Big Ticket Raffle 2010 Ticket Order Form
Raffle Ticket Prices: $100 each • 3 for $250
Please complete and return to the Tucson Jewish Community Center, Attn: Julie Gal-Or, 3800 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718
Name__________________________________________________ Address______________________________________________
City/State/Zip_________________________________________ Phone________________________________________________
Please send me ______ raffle tickets. Total amount enclosed $____________________________________________________
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Raffle Tickets will be entered under name and address listed unless directed otherwise. Please enclose a separate sheet with name(s) and address(es) of entries credited to anyone other than, or
in addition to, those listed on this form. Please do not send cash.
Date Payment Received
For more information, please call Julie at 299-3000 x243.
Ticket Numbers
Staff Initial
Happy New Year!
JCC Hours
Building Hours:
Sun........................................ 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Mon-Thur..................... 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fri..................................... 5:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat....................................... 7 a.m.-6 p.m.*
L'Shanah Tovah Tikatevu!
From the Board and Staff of the Tucson Jewish
Community Center
*Sports &Wellness Only. Use Café Entrance.
Babysitting Hours:
Sun........................................ 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Mon-Fri........................... 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Mon-Thurs........................ 4:15-7: 00 p.m.
Saturday................................ 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
3800 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 299-3000 •
$4.50 per hour; $2.25 per hour each
additional child. Parent(s) must be on the
Jewish Community Campus while using
babysitting. 2-hour time limit.
Café@the J Hours:
Mon-Fri.......................................7-10 a.m.
Lunch, Dinner and Snacks
Sun........................................ 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Mon-Thurs.................... 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Fri........................................ 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Please Note:
Sports & Wellness closes 15 minutes before
the building closes.
Day We Love Our
Monday, September 6
11 a.m.-3 p.m. • Free!
Please join us for a
“Members Only”
Labor Day Picnic.
Kids can enjoy the Splash
Park while parents can relax
poolside. Free hot dogs
and fun activities for kids
including our bounce house,
inflatable slide, and games.
The Great
Cook Book
Librar y is
The Jew ish Com book s on Labor
30 fa milies to vi
Day to the first
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