In the Center - Kaplen JCC on the Palisades

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In the Center - Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
In the Center
September & October 2009 5769/70
Open House for Current
& Prospective Members
Be Our Guest, JCC Style!
Sunday, September 7
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Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
Director’s Message
Rosh HaShana Greeting
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WELL: Women’s Enrichment
for Longevity and Life
Featuring
Marianne J. Legato, MD, FACP
Friday, October 23, 2009
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Help us finish the
DONATE NOWto the JCC Capital Campaign
Every gift counts!
We are pleased to update our members with a report on our facility renovation
and some exciting details regarding the transformation that will be taking place
here over the next 18 months. This is a preview of the many dramatic changes
yet to come. We want you to know that the revitalization of our Center and the
success of our Gift of Community Capital and Endowment Campaign will ensure
that our agency will remain a cornerstone of Jewish life in Bergen County for
generations to come.
Even in these financially challenging times, the campaign and our renovation are
successfully proceeding on schedule. We have met the generous $2,000,000 challenge grant from the Russell Berrie Foundation, which has allowed us to advance
our project exponentially by matching donations dollar for dollar. We have
reached our goal for the endowment portion of the campaign and are well on our
way to completing the capital portion of the Gift of Community Campaign.
We are now looking to our community to raise the final $4,000,000, which will
allow us to realize the full scope of our project.
“We are grateful to the many people who have supported the Campaign to date,”
says Campaign Chairperson and JCC Vice President Pearl Seiden. “We are
thrilled with the renovation of our Center and the dramatic progress we see each
day. However, we still need greater support from our community to reach our
goal.”
Our new Water Park, an interactive play land featuring brightly colored sprinklers, misting rainbows and dumping buckets, opened this summer for kids of all
ages to enjoy. It was one of the highlights of our children’s summer experience
and is a great addition to our Aquatics Center.
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
411 East Clinton Avenue
Tenafly, New Jersey 07670
201.569.7900 phone
201.569.7448 fax
201.569.6248 V/TDD
www.jccotp.org
The dramatic and impressive expansion
of our Health & Recreation Complex
has been proceeding smoothly all
summer. The renovations that will be
complete this fall include two new exercise
rooms, spinning room, an expansion of the Sadinoff Fitness Center to double its
previous size, designated stretching areas and a family changing suite with individual facilities. A new entrance to the Complex, a reception area as well as a
locker court, locker rooms, tumble room and babysitting room will be complete
and open in January 2010. Two racquetball courts and an additional exercise
room will open next fall with the vast majority of construction finished by the
end of December of 2010.
In addition to the new facility space, substantial expansions in Health and
Fitness programming are beginning this fall. Under the leadership of a new
director, the department is offering a diverse and expanded range of classes with
many new instructors. Members can now enjoy over 60 group exercise classes for
free each week. Our Wellness Department is adding a new dimension to its services by featuring a wide gamut of specialized programs, including semi-private
Pilates training, stress reduction workshops and an enhanced range of massage
modalities. Specialized service packages featuring fitness evaluations, personal
trainings, massage, nutritional consultations and other wellness options will be
offered.
Renovations are underway for the January grand opening of the
Seiden Wellness Center, which will feature luxurious, adult-only locker
suites with towel service and other spa amenities. However, beginning in
October, the new Wellness Department will be up and running with a new spa
center, a private fitness area with three rooms for private nutritional and fitness
consultations; and a roster of revitalizing spa & wellness services, including
massage services.
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A Medical Journey
through Kabira:
Why Men Never
Remember and
Women Never
Forget
The Largest Slum in Africa
with Dr. Robert Bergen
Monday, September 14, 7:30 pm
Free and Open the Community
Dr. Robert Bergen founded Retina
Associates of New Jersey in 1974
and practiced retinal surgery in
Bergen County for 32 years. Upon
retirement he trained himself in
tropical diseases. Pictured at left is
Dr. Bergen helping at an orphanage.
Dr. Bergen recently spent four months working in a medical clinic in Kabira,
located on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. Kabira has a population of 1.2
million people and is the largest, bleakest slum in Africa. Dr. Bergen was
amazed to find a thriving Jewish community nestled in the region, with a
rich heritage and a beautiful synagogue.
Come learn about this Jewish community in Nairobi and the remarkable
work that people in our own community engage in to make the world a better place. Dr. Bergen’s presentation will include stunning photos of his travels
and a Q&A session.
Featuring
Marianne J. Legato, MD, FACP
Friday, October 23, 2009
11-11:30 am VIP Reception
11:30-12 pm Boxed Lunch
12-1:30 pm Program
You have a fight with your husband and go to bed angry. You wake up the next
morning, ready to do battle and he acts like nothing ever happened. Why is that?
You remember every detail of what you consider a very important conversation
and he barely remembers a word. Why is that? The fascinating answers stem
from the fact that men and women often see the same things so differently that it
sometimes appears as if they belong to different species – and no one has done
more research to understand why this is so than Marianne J. Legato, MD, FACP,
author of Why Men Never Remember and Women Never Forget.
Mark your calendars for this cutting-edge lecture on the latest news regarding
gender-specific health and treatment modalities. It’s a visit to the doctor you
won’t want to miss! To make your reservation, contact Sharon Potolsky at
201.408.1405 or email [email protected]
For more information please call Debra Turitz at ext. 1450
or email [email protected]
Co-sponsored with the Senior Adult, Adult and Wellness Departments
Event Co-chairs: Nancy G. Brown, Kathy Leventhal, Robin Miller
Committee: Debby Bacharach, Pam Dersovitz, Gayle Gerstein, Sharon Kurtz,
Bonnie Notis, Jane Silberfein, Melissa Silver, Fran Weingast
VIP: $180 (Includes Couvert, Preferred Seating and Reception with Dr. Legato
Couvert: $75
Set Yourself Free and Strip
Down to the Inner You with
Steals
&
Deals
and
How to Shop
For a Husband
Being Naked:
A Nine Week Journey
Towards Self-Awareness
Wednesday,
November 18, 8 pm
“Enlightening and uplifting, this book is
a must read for anyone seeking a more
meaningful relationship.”
Book Sale and Signing
with
with
Janice Lieberman
Janis Altman, M.A.
NBC Today Show’s consumer
expert and Reader’s Digest,
Here’s the Deal, columnist
Nationally recognized Psychotherapist,
Relationship Expert, and Life Coach
you want to know about
“ Ifbargains
and rip offs... and
Book Discussion with Author
Wednesday, October 14, 7:30 pm
Book Sale and Signing
$8 members/$10 general admission
Call ext. 1456
Co-sponsored with Hadassah’s E.T.C. Chapter
(Englewood-Tikvah-Chaverut)
Personalized Workshop with author
4 Wednesdays
October 28-November 18, 7:30 pm
Registration Required, Limited Space
$100 members/$125 general admission
the trickiest store of all, the
dating marketplace... then
you need to hear Janice.
”
$8 members / $10 general admission
Call ext. 1456
Co-sponsored by the Adult Department,
James H. Grossmann Memorial Jewish Book Month
and Hadassah’s E.T.C. Chapter (Englewood-TikvahChaverut)
Open House
Be Our Guest
Sunday, September 13
Curr
Pros ent &
pect
mem ive
bers
Free + Open to the Community
7am-7pm
Enjoy our
Water Park Gym
Pool Fitness Center
Youth Fitness
+ more!
New + Prospective Members Brunch
11:30am - 12:30pm
RSVP 201.408.1448
or email [email protected]
Sample Classes & Demos . 9am-5pm
Moon Bounce & Clowns . 9am-2pm
Health, Fitness & Wellness Fair . 11am-2pm
Tel Aviv @ 100 Celebration . 12:00-2pm
Babysitting Available
Chuck Guttenberg Center for the Physically Challenged
Special Games – Special People
Annual Field Day
Sunday, September 13, 12:30-2:30 pm
All individuals with special needs are invited to participate in this field day, which includes distance dashes, relay races,
softball distance throw, basketball foul shooting and other events. All participants receive ribbons at each event.
$10 fee includes T-shirt, BBQ and DJ entertainment
To register, volunteer or obtain more information, call Teresa Stahl, Event Coordinator, ext. 1490.
The Chuck Guttenberg Center for the Physically Challenged, established by Adele(z”l) and Bill Guttenberg in loving
memory of their son, Chuck, provides programs and services at the JCC geared for individuals with physical challenges.
In person
Fall 2009
Registration
for members begins
Sunday, September 13
10am - 12pm
first come, first served
Online & mail in
registration begin
September 14 at 9am
Registration for
non-members begins
Monday, September 21
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Message from the Executive Director
Table of Contents
2 Community Events
3 Open House
4 Director’s Message
5 Senior Programs
6-7 Programs & Events with a
Jewish Flavor
Israel Connection
8-9 Learning & Lifestyle
Singles Spot
10-11 Golf Classic
12-13 Around the Center
14 Teen Programming
Guttenberg Center for
Special Services
15 Early Childhood Department
16 Thurnauer School of Music
Performing Arts
Waltuch Art Gallery
17 Wellness
18-20 Tributes
21 Welcome New Members
22 James H. Grossmann
Memorial Jewish Book
Month
23 Neil Klatskin Day
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Camp 2009
Therapeutic Nursery
Finish the Day at the J
Refer A Friend
It is one of the illusions that the
present hour is not the critical and
decisive hour. Write it on your
heart that every day is the best day
of the year. So wrote the
renowned poet and essayist,
Ralph Waldo Emerson. We Jews
can well appreciate his sentiments. After all, every morning,
we’re supposed to wake up to the
words of Moh’deh Ah’nee – thankful for the souls which have
been returned to us for yet another day.
rather than diminishing – the principled observances and practices that have preserved us through the millennia.
Each day is its own day. And as we approach our annual High
Holidays, each year is its own year. Ironically, for most of us,
the New Year is about to begin with plates filled with leftovers
from the last.
Closer to home is our sense of mission as a JCC. For us too, a
new Jewish year brings not a new mission, but rather renewed
efforts to fulfill a continuing one; to mold feelings of Jewish
community, to promote an understanding and love of our
Jewish heritage, to tend to and provide for the needs of our fellow Jews, with words of Welcome! We are here for you!
However many economists, for example, have announced and
will proclaim that the recession is already in the past. For
untold millions of Americans, it will persist in affecting and
afflicting. The politics of health care will also carry into the
new Jewish year. One can only hope that – at the least, the
approximately forty-six million Americans who currently have
no health insurance and whose needs the President set out to
meet, will somehow emerge with the life-saving coverage that is
their right and our obligation.
So it is, as well, with Jewish religious politics – certainly those
of the American Jewish community; profound questions of substance and form, direction, institutional affiliation, religious
definitions and intra-religious tolerance. Again, we would hope
that all of the “answers” proposed will wind up reinforcing –
The State of Israel will surely preoccupy us, as it always has.
For ours is a never ending quest for peace, as is our quest for
true peace-partners. But if peace is ever to be more than a pipedream, our enemies will have to evolve beyond a culture of
jihad and terrorism which aims to destroy our sovereign Jewish
State. And the outstanding challenge for the Jews of the
Diaspora is to sustain the existence and honor of our State of
Israel in the face of those who would, if they could, wish her
into wisps of smoke.
Our High Holidays present us with a wonderful opportunity to
re-examine and evaluate the conduct and focus of our lives.
And what better way to usher in such blessings, than by joining
us as we re-energize our commitment to a JCC mission
designed to improve the well-being of our Jewish community.
What better way for all of us to enjoy a Shana Tovah Um’tukah!
A Good and Sweet New Jewish Year!
B’ vracha,
Avi. A. Lewinson
On behalf of our Boards of Directors and Trustees and staff,
we wish you and your family Shanah Tovah
uc,f, vcuy vbak
Inclement Weather Updates
General
In the event of inclement weather please
call the main phone number and check our
website www.jccotp.org to confirm our
schedule for the day.
Early Childhood
• Our website www.jccotp.org or
• Call Felicia Glantz, Early Childhood
Director, at ext. 1430, for a recorded report
• Tune into WCBS-880 am radio.
Holiday Closings
Mon.
9/7
Labor Day
Fitness open 8 am-5 pm
Fri.
9/18
Erev Rosh HaShanah 3 pm
Sat.
9/19
Rosh HaShanah
Sun.
9/20
Rosh HaShanah
Sun.
9/27
Erev Yom Kippur
Mon.
9/28
Yom Kippur
Fri.
10/2
Erev Sukkot
Sat.
10/3
Sukkot
Sun.
10/4
Sukkot
Fri.
10/9
Hoshannah Rabbah
Sat.
10/10 Shemini Atzeret
Sun.
10/11 Simchat Torah
May this New Year bring peace in Israel and throughout the world.
May you and your loved ones be blessed with a year of good health, prosperity and happiness.
Help Us Finish the J Continued from Page 1.
Exciting additional renovations slated for 2010 include: the new Main Entrance
Plaza & Atrium, to serve as a vibrant community gathering space; a centralized,
totally-renovated Rubin Early Childhood Wing, which will feature six renovated
rooms and six new classrooms; a child-friendly teaching kitchen and a pre-school
library; and a new Youth Center with a cozy new lounge, an expanded Benjamin
Bergen Youth Fitness Center and performance space – all designed to make the
JCC the ultimate destination for our youth.
“At this time we are asking for broad based community support to ensure that all
the exciting renovations and programming we have planned come to fruition.
3 pm
5 pm
5 pm
We are so thankful for the generosity of the people who have
pledged their support and are committed to building a strong
Jewish community. Please watch for a special mailing to arrive in your home
View at the entrance of the NEW Seiden Wellness Center
this month that outlines the many gift options we hope you will consider. We are
counting on you to Help us finish the J,” concludes Pearl Seiden
For more information, please call Sharon Kestenbaum, Development Director at
201.408.1406 or email her at [email protected]
View from the NEW second floor fitness area overlooking
the expanded Sadinoff Fitness Center
201.569.7900
www.jccotp.org
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SENIOR SERVICES
HOLD THE DATE!
Esther & Julius Adler Semi-Annual
Yiddish Concert
Celebrating its 15th year! Wednesday, October 14
A Medical Journey through
Kabira: The Largest Slum in
Africa with Dr. Robert
Bergen
For information call Debra Turitz ext. 1450.
Thursday, September 17, 11:15 am
A special daytime presentation
for the senior adult dept. Call ext. 1450.
FREE to seniors in the community — Tickets required.
Made possible by the Esther & Julius Adler Semi-Annual Yiddish
Concert Endowment
LIFELONG LEARNING
Kaplen Adult Reach Center invites you to the
Northern Regional Memory Walk in Paramus
Sunday, October 25th
Ben Nelson Lecture Series
From Shylock to Fagin to Leopold
Bloom: The Image of the Jew in English
Literature
Thursdays, 11 am-12:15 pm
Session One: October 1
The Duality of the Image of the Jew in
English Literature from its Biblical
Origins through the Medieval & Elizabethan Eras
Discussion will include: Chaucer’s The Prioress’s Tale,
Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta and Shakespeare’s The
Merchant of Venice
Session Two: October 15
Positive & Negative Images in the 18th and 19th Centuries
Discussion will include: Scott’s Ivanhoe, Dicken’s Oliver
Twist and Eliot’s Daniel Deronda
Session Three: October 29
The 20th Century — New Configurations: The Jew as Metaphor
Discussion will include: Joyce’s Ulysses, the poetry of
T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound and the novels of Evelyn
Waugh and Graham Greene
Free/$5 per session
Let’s walk for a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease with the
Alzheimers Association, Greater New Jersey Chapter.
“Every step we take today is another step closer to
seeing a world without Alzheimer’s.”
For more information call ext. 1454.
REAP CALENDAR
Edward Menzer will play works by Bach-Siloti,
Rachmaninoff, and Chopin.
September 8: The Bergen County Wellness Discount Program
Learn about savings available to County residents.
September 15: George Washington: Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Leader
Dr. Robert Jones discusses the life of George
Washington.
September 22: Frank Loesser
Milton Trost presents a documentary about Frank
Loesser, the genius who gave us well known Broadway
hits.
September 29: Emma Lazarus
Explore the great operatic works of Handel, Mozart,
Verdi and others through listening to recordings,
watching videos and other surprise treats. No background necessary – just an interest to learn and have
fun. Class size limited.
October 6: Present Day Economics of Germany with Prof. Moishe Banai
October 13: Jewish National Fund Blueprint Negev (DVD) with speaker
October 20: Susan and David Siegel, Radio and the Jews: The Untold
Story of How Radio Influenced America’s Image of the Jews, 1920-50’s
October 27: Laura Sodano, Community Food Bank of New Jersey: The
Function of the Community Food Bank of New Jersey
$40 JCC members & seniors/$50 non-members
4 Mondays, 10/19-11/ 9, 7-8 pm
Don’t miss out on this unique program that will help
you keep your memory in shape by stimulating your
mental faculties.
$85 JCC members & seniors, $100 non-members
These programs are sponsored by the Millicent and Harold May Family
Endowment for Lifelong Learning in Memory of Edward J. Newman,
M.D. and the Michael J. Levitt Family Endowment Fund for Lifelong
Learning.
Co-sponsored with the Adult Department
Autobiography/Short Story Fictional Writing
Edith Sobel, Writing Instructor & Editor
9 Wednesdays, 9/30 – 12/2 (no class 11/25), 1-2:30 pm
Give creative expression to your nostalgia. An autobiographical memoir can be a lasting legacy for future
generations. Special focus will be given to the expression of self in a short story format. Prior writing experience is not necessary. Includes materials.
$89 JCC members, $105 non-members
Jewelry Making Workshop
Emily Watson, Jewelry Designer
September 1: A Piano Concert
Thursdays, 11/19-12/17 (no class 11/26), 1:30-2:45 pm
New! Cerebral Gymnastics with Simie Weinberger
Small group instruction in painting, ceramics, and creative writing will be offered in the fall and spring.
Professional instructors lead the class in planned projects, while allowing individual students to create their
own works of art. Call Lisa, ext. 1455 to register.
Made possible by the Celia Milling Endowment.
Dr. Irwin Rhine will talk about Ms. Lazarus’ life and
writings. Followed by a book discussion The Good Rat
by Jimmy Breslin.
My Favorite Operas with Michael Reingold
THE RATNER-SEIDEN SENIOR ADULT CENTER
FOR THE ARTS
RAP Calendar- Thursdays at 10:30 AM
September 3: current events
A lively discussion of “what’s in the news,” lead by
member and moderator Doris Katz.
September 8-10: AMISH Country with Kislak
September 10: John Metera – musical program
September 15: “Senior Day” at Van Saun Park
September 23: Riverkeeper eco/boat tour
September 24: Bill Walton presents Opera
October 1, 15, 29: Ben Nelson Lecture Series (3 parts)
October 8: Herb Hahn presents “Music, Jokes and Stories with a
Yiddish Tam
October 22 : Current Events led by member Doris Katz
4 Thursdays, 10/1-10/22, 1-3 pm
This four-week course is designed to introduce participants to basic jewelry making techniques. Techniques
will include basic bead design tips, use of Stretch
Magic, memory wire, stringing, crimping as well as
simple wrap loops. Projects shall include bracelets,
necklaces, earrings and eyeglass holders. An optional
fifth class (beaded watch band) may be added depending on participant interest.
Week 1–Bracelets: Stretch Magic bracelets, memory
wire bracelets or wire strung bracelets with toggle
clasp. Participant choice depending on level of experience/ comfort.
Week 2–Necklaces: Stretch Magic or wire strung necklaces with toggle clasp. Participant choice depending
on level of experience/comfort
Week 3–Earrings: Simple dangle/multi-dangle/chandelier earrings. Participant choice depending on level of
experience/comfort
Week 4–Eyeglass Holders: Wire strung with eyeglass
holder findings.
$45 JCC members, $55 non-member
Painting with Watercolor
Elise Morenon, Painting Instructor
4 Wednesdays, 9/2-9/23, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
4 Thursdays, 10/22-11/12, 10:30 am-12:30 pm
For beginners and experienced painters. Includes
materials.
$69 JCC members, $80 non-member per session
Rabbi Gary Katz Program Series
5 Mondays, 9/14, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 12/7, 11:15 am-12:15 pm
5 Wednesdays, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 12/16, 12/23, 11:15 am-12:15 pm
COMPUTER LEARNING CENTER FOR PEOPLE 40+
20%
Discount
if you register
before 9/15
Our Computer Learning Center
provides a friendly, low pressure
environment, in which students
can acquire computer knowledge
for all levels. Every student has
the use of a computer with
Windows XP operating system.
In addition to our most competent instructors, students are
assisted by patient coaches for
a most enjoyable and productive learning experience.
Beginner Courses
Open House: Tuesday, September 15, 1:30-3:30 pm
Meetings: Fridays, 9/11, 10/9, 11/13, 12/11, 10:30 am
SeniorNet membership required: $40 for 1 year membership, $30 to renew membership
For a registration packet containing all fees and information & to Register
ext. 1450
☎
Program made possible in part by the support of Verizon and Microsoft. Scholarships made
possible by the Bernstein-Slote Memorial for the Senior Computer Literacy Endowment Fund.
Computer Fundamentals
Computers Level 1
Advanced Courses
Courses
Start 10/1
Computers Level 2
NEW! Microsoft Word 2007
Digital Photo Wonders
I Did It, Where Is It? (File Management)
Cruising the Internet
How to Make a Computer Help You In Everday Life
COMPUTER CLUB AT THE JCC
If you are interested in computers, from
beginners to experts, you are invited to
attend and join. Meetings include guest
speakers, information exchange, Q&A
sessions, software demonstrations.
Yearly Dues: $15/$20 (First meeting is free)
Rabbi Gary Katz studied and was ordained in Israel
and over the course of his career he has worked in
Jewish education at Jewish Day Schools and
Synagogues with children and adults. He is currently
the Director of Kislak Adult Center for NJ Y Camps.
Jewish Gangsters: Fact or Fiction:
Reactions vary from disbelief to pride to embarrassment upon hearing the term “Jewish gangster.”
Explore the causes of the rise and fall of the Jewish
gangster and learn about some of the more famous personalities.
Jewish Comedy:
Jews have often used humor in dealing with the travails of life. Discuss some of the more famous Jewish
comedians and learn how to use humor as a technique
to deal with life’s challenges.
Jewish Holiday SOS:
Learn something new about each Jewish holiday to
help make your holiday experiences more meaningful.
For more information contact Lisa Robins at ext.1455.
Free for JCC members, $5 non-members
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PROGRAMS & EVENTS WITH A JEWISH FLAVOR
The Evelyn and Harold Meltzer Judaic Scholar-inResidence Program with Rabbi Reuven Kimelman
Breakfast Study Seminar
The Ethics of the Talmud: Pirkei Avot
Thursdays, 9/17-1/28, 7:30-8:45 am, Free
The Mishnah called Avot is the
only treatise of the Talmud
dedicated to non-legal material.
It focuses on the moral life, the
study of Torah, and the
transmission of Judaism. If you
are concerned with any or all of
these you are invited to join. Open to JCC Board
Members and their invitees. Registration required.
Jewish Womens Connections
Join a dynamic group of women promoting
educational, social and Jewish interests for women in
the JCC and the community.
Leah Richter, Chair
Tuesday Torah Study
with Rabbi Adina Lewittes
Will I Still Be Called Jewish in 10
Years: The Changing Landscape of
Jewish Identity (Part Two)
Tuesdays, 9/22-6/8, 10-11:30 am
Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? The Book of Job
Continue the exploration of
the current debates and
developments surrounding
the issue of Jewish identity.
Topics to cover include: race, sexuality, arts, activism,
Jewish institutions and leaders, Jewish renewal.
Thursdays, 9/17-1/28, 10:30-11:45 am
$20/$24 per session
Why do the righteous suffer? Why do the wicked
flourish? Is there a nexus between sin and suffering? Is
the world under benevolent control? These are the
questions, come and reflect on the proposed answers.
Pre-registration required.
Co-sponsored with Sha’ar Beit Midrash
Weekly Seminar on Jewish Studies
Free for JCC members; $110 for non-members
High Holiday Seminar
Wednesday, 9/16, 8:15-9:30 pm, Free and Open to the Community
What is so special about the High Holiday prayerbook?
Why are the prayers of Rosh Hashanah so different
than those of Shabbat? What is the linkage between
Divine sovereignty and Divine forgiveness? Is Rosh
Hashanah a Jewish holiday or a universal holiday that
Jews observe? If possible, bring a Mahzor.
Chanukah Seminar
Wednesday, 12/9, 8:15-9:30 pm, Free and Open to the Community
Why do we light a different number of candles every
Chanukah night? Why not light one or eight every
day? Why should the lighting of lights commemorate
the rededication of the Temple?
Women’s Rosh Chodesh
A Monthly Celebration for Woman
Led by Rabbi Adina Lewittes
The Book of Kohellet (Ecclesiastes)
Tuesdays, 9/22, 10/27, 11/17, 12/15, 1/12, 2/9, 3/16, 4/13, 5/11, 6/8
7:30 pm
This year’s series will focus on a close reading of
Ecclesiastes. Reputed to have been written by King
Solomon, the book retains its eternal relevance as it
contemplates the meaning of life against the backdrop
of a world perceived to be transient and fleeting.
Acknowledging the prevalence of evil and injustice,
the author leads the reader on an exploration of the
possibilities of self-fulfillment and purpose amidst
existential doubt and confusion. Come search for
“truths” that will lend dignity and holiness to your life.
per session: $20/$24; series of 10: $165/$200
The Jewish Women’s Connection is made possible in part by the
Ruth Warshauer Women’s Agenda Fund
Different Directions in Modern Judaism
Mapping Madness!
A series of panel discussions moderated by Rabbi Kimelman
Two programs with Ron Arons,
renowned Genealogist
3 Wednesdays, 8:15-9:45 pm, Free and Open to the Community
Come hear representatives from Jewish Renewal,
Kabbalah Center, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, Humanistic
Judaism, Lubavitch and Lakewood, discuss less
well-known movements in modern Judaism.
Wednesday, October 28
Rabbi Peter Schweitzer of the City Congregation for Humanistic
Judaism, and Rony Sushan of the Kabbalah Center.
Wednesday, November 4
Rabbi Mordechai Shain of Lubavitch on the Palisades (Chabad), and
Rabbi David Ingber of Congregation Romemu (Renewal).
Wednesday, November 11
Rabbi Ysoscher Katz of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and
Rabbi Yitzchok Feldheim of the Lakewood Yeshivah
Lecture
Sunday, 10/25, 2-3 pm
Free and Open to the Community
In the presentation Mr. Arons
will discuss websites that offer
historical maps. He will
introduce the basics of both Google and Microsoft’s
internet-based mapping facilities, maps.google.com
and maps.live.com. Ron will then explain the more
advanced functionality of both systems. Finally, he will
also discuss less traditional facilities provided by
whitepages.com, Microsoft's MapCruncher, and IBM’s
Many Eyes. This presentation is intended for those
who are not afraid of technology.
Judaic Scholar-in-Residence programs are funded by the Evelyn and
Harold Meltzer Judaic Scholar-in-Residence Endowment Fund, the
David Dubin Chair for Judaic Scholars Endowment Fund, and the Sarah
and Mel Lubin Judaic Scholar-in-Residence Fund.
PC Lab/Workshop
Film Screening:
Jewish Basketball Hall of Fame
$8 JCC members, $10 general admission
Tuesday, 10/13, 7:30 pm, Free and Open to the Community
This film is the most complete action history of the
legendary Jewish basketball heroes of the Twentieth
Century. Over 30 players are brought to the screen in
all their glory, together for the first time! Children and
adults are welcome. Light refreshments to be served.
For more information call Steve Golden at ext. 1426.
Co-sponsored by the JCC Health & Recreation, Judaic and Teen
Departments
Sunday, 10/25, 3:15-4:15 pm
Ron Arons will help participants use these websites in
an interactive environment. Pre-registration is required.
Space is very limited.
Ron Arons has earned degrees from Princeton University and the
University of Chicago, and is a member of both the Los Angeles and San
Francisco Jewish Genealogical Societies. A recipient of the 2005
Hackman Research Residency Award, Arons’ new book focuses on both
famous and lesser-known Jewish criminals.
Co-sponsored by JCC Judaic & Adult Departments, and the SeniorNet
Computer Learning Center.
Jewish Genealogy programs are made possible in part by the
David Bloom Jewish Heritage Program Endowment Fund (Genealogy)
For more information on Judaic Programs call Steve at ext. 1426. To register for a class, call Lynn at ext. 1458.
The Martin Perlman & Jo-Ann Hassan Holocaust
Education Institute
Kristallnacht Commemoration
60 Years On: From Despair to Joy
Screening introduced by
Clive Gershon, director
Sunday, 11/15, 7:30 pm
Free and Open to the Community
This documentary tells the
moving story of 55 men,
who traveled from their
homes in Bergen County to
the Warsaw ghetto and the
concentration/death camps at
Auschwitz and Birkenau. They then go straight to
Israel to celebrate Israel’s 60th anniversary. Narrated by
Matt Lauer of The Today Show, and using historical and
current day footage, the story unfolds through the eyes
and feelings of three sons of concentration camp
survivors, a son-in-law of a US soldier who liberated
the camps and two men with no direct connection at
all. They went to find their roots. They found so much
more. It was the most memorable seven days of their
lives. Mr. Gershon will lead a discussion after the
screening.
Co-sponsored by the JCC Israel Connections and Judaic Departments,
and the Center for Israel Engagement of the UJA-NNJ.
Holocaust programs are sponsored by The Martin Perlman & Jo-Ann
Hassan Holocaust Education Institute Endowment Fund.
Yom Kippur – Happiest Day of the Year?
with Rabbi Mordecai Becher
Wednesday, 9/23, 8 pm, Free and Open to the Community
Learn with a senior speaker from the Gateway
Organization the themes of the Day of Atonement and
how we can find joy at the beginning of the Jewish
New Year.
Rabbi Isaac L. Swift Chair
of Judaic Studies
In Memory of Rabbi Isaac L. Swift
with Rabbi Shmuel Goldin
Vision and Reality: Orchestrating a
Communal Response to Changing
Times
Monday, 11/2, 8 pm
Free and Open to the Community
Rabbi Goldin has played a
leading role in developing a
communal response to the rising costs of local day
school tuition. In this lecture he will analyze
precedents in Jewish thought and law that address
the ways in which communities respond to changing
times. Afterwards, he will review the actual
accomplishments within our own community.
The Rabbi Isaac L. Swift Chair of Judaic Studies is made possible by The
Rabbi Isaac L. Swift Chair of Judaic Studies Endowment Fund.
Ulpan – Conversational Hebrew
Starts the week of 10/12/09 and ends the week of 6/7/10.
Beginner’s Plus: Level 2 – Mondays, 11am - 12:30 pm
Advanced Beginners: Level 3 (Low) – Tuesdays, 9:30-11am
Intermediate: Level 4 – Mondays, 9:30-11am
Intermediate: Level 4 – Wednesdays, 12:30-2pm
Advanced: Level 5 – Wednesdays, 11-12:30pm
(Conversation class – Fridays, 9:30-11 am, held at UJANNJ in Paramus)
Fees:
Weekly Class: before 9/20 - $375 / after 9/20 - $400
Conversation Class: before 9/20 - $325 / after 9/20 - $350
Both Classes: before 9/20 - $650 / after 9/20 - $690
Call UJA-NNJ 201-820-3908
Co-sponsored by the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades and the
UJA Federation of Northern New Jersey
201.569.7900
www.jccotp.org
Kaplen JCC ON THE PALISADES 7
ISRAEL CONNECTIONS
Miki Gavrielov
in Concert
Accompanied by the Israeli
Rock Band Nashmaia
Saturday, October 17, 8:30 pm
Miki Gavrielov, one of the most
loved, cherished, and popular
singers in Israel is back. He was
one of the founders of Israeli
music, and he continues to play a
major role in the development of the cultural and
musical life of Israel.
Miki Gavrielov's songs are sung throughout the
world, from the Philippines to Sweden to the USA.
He was honored by the Israeli organization of
writers and composers “Acum” with the Composer
Award in 1991 and with the Lifetime Achievement
in Music award in 2007. He has composed over 800
songs, and has released 15 solo albums and collaborated with other singers on another 18 albums.
Israel Business Circle
The JCC Israeli Club celebrates
100 Years of Tel Aviv with a
performance of:
Surviving the Real Estate Crash While
Preparing for Recovery
Featuring: Miki Naftali, President and CEO,
The Elad Group
The Sand Dunes That
Became A City
Saturday, 10/24, 8:30 pm
Miki Naftali is President and CEO of
the New York headquartered Elad
Group (and its subsidiary, Elad
Properties), a leading New York and
international developer and owner of prime residential
and commercial real estate, including an impressive
and growing multi-billion dollar collection of luxury
properties. Mr. Naftali launched and guided Elad’s successful New York operation and its expansion across
the country and around the globe. The highlight of
Elad’s portfolio is New York’s iconic Plaza Hotel. Mr.
Naftali is also developing the last high-rise luxury
condo on the world famous Wilshire Corridor in Los
Angeles and is planning a spectacular luxury high-rise
in New York City designed by Daniel Libeskind.
$10 JCC Member, $15 General Admission
$25 JCC Members/$30 General Admission/$40 VIP
PROGRAMS & EVENTS WITH A JEWISH FLAVOR CONTINUED
Saturday, September 12, 8:30 pm
An exciting and sentimental evening celebrating Old
Tel Aviv before it turned into the City that Doesn’t
Sleep. Including stories, anecdotes and songs remembering Little Tel Aviv. Produced by Zamira Chenn,
with singers: Ruti Cohen, Carmel Tadmor, Omer
Shiish and Sariel. Avi Ontzig is on accordion and
keyboard and Oren Eldor, musical director, plays
piano. Come celebrate and sing with us! Songs,
lyrics, and photos will be presented on a huge screen.
$20 JCC members, $25 general admission
Women’s Circle
The Israel Connection at the JCC and the Shiboleth
law firm would like to personally invite you to join us
for our Women’s Circle. What is the Women’s Circle?
The Women’s Circle is a networking initiative aimed at
bringing together Israeli women from our community.
The group meets on a regular basis with a professional
speaker (preferably in Hebrew) and will include a light
kosher dinner.
“A Course in Miracles”: Spiritual Psychology
With Yana Martiniuk
Thursday, 10/8, 8 pm, NO FEE
The Henry & Beate Voremberg Institute for Jewish
Studies
Registration required through Lynn only, ext. 1458.
Beginners Hebrew Reading
Lucille Foster, Thursdays, 10/15-11/19, 9:30-11 am
Laurette Sasson, Tuesdays, 10/20-11/24, 7:30-9 pm
Learn how to read Hebrew. For beginners and those
who want to brush up on their reading.
Keys to Joy and Wisdom
with Rabbi Herschel Grossman
Wednesdays, 9/9-1/27, 9-10 am
Free and open to the community
Don't miss this exciting
opportunity to experience the
give-and-take of Talmud study!
Classes are appropriate for adults
of all backgrounds, and you can
drop in at any point in the semester. English
translation of all texts will be provided.
Advanced Intermediate Hebrew Reading
Etia Segall
Talmud Tutoring
Mondays, 10/19-1/25 (no class 12/28), 11:30 am-1 pm
For those who have never studied Talmud, or would
like to have a one-on-one private tutor, we will
schedule a class for you at a mutually convenient time.
Call ext. 1426 for more information.
A continuation of an advanced intermediate class. We
will finish the First Book of Kings and begin the
Second Book of Kings.
Etia Segall
Mondays, 10/19-1/25 (no class 12/28), 9:30-11 am
Kabbalah For Inner Peace:
Imagery and Insights to
Guide You Through Your Day
We will explore the Book of Deuteronomy in the
original Hebrew and explain, in English, the structure
and grammar of the Hebrew language. We will also
focus on stories and relationships among Biblical
characters.
All Hebrew Reading classes are made possible in part by the Henry and
Beate Voremberg Institute for Jewish Studies Endowment Fund.
Co-sponsored by the JCC and the National Jewish Outreach Program
Children’s Spot
New! Young Artists I: Inspiring Imagination
with Tovit Lore, Arts and Crafts Teacher
For ages 4-5 years – in Hebrew
10 Sundays, October 18-December 20, 3:30-4:45 pm
Understanding the Hebrew Of the Torah
$75 JCC members, $90 general admission
In this interactive presentation, Yana will present a
practical, spiritual perspective on how the lesson in
miracles can help you develop and grow as an individual and to remind us of our true nature beyond the
roles we take upon ourselves. She will discuss how
daily tensions and anxieties can teach us lessons about
peace, forgiveness and release, as well as living with
trust in the unknown. Yana is a Certified Teacher by
“Course in Miracles – Israel” and has studied self
awareness for more than 20 years.
with Gerald Epstein, MD
Monday, 10/19, 8-9:30 pm
Free and Open to the Community
Dr. Epstein will present an inner
prescription for finding and using
our own resources to conquer our
inner demons of anxiety, doubt, depression, financial
worries, physical pain, past trauma and more. Learn
the active meaning of Visionary Kabbalah as a process
of receiving revelatory knowledge.
Hazon Tuv Ha’aretz at the JCC
Community Supported Agriculture
RESERVE a full or half-share for $36*.
The 2009 season was sold out! Become a shareholder in a nearby NJ farm and you
will be part of an expanding movement that supports local, sustainable agriculture.
Your membership will also give you over four months of weekly distributions of
locally grown, organic produce. You’ll acquire new delicious recipes, and learn how
healthy eating is an important part of Jewish life! Don’t miss the opportunity to join
our JCC’s CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) for the spring/summer of 2010.
Call ext. 1458 for more information.
*non-refundable, applied to share price.
To learn more about Tuv Ha’aretz please visit: www.jccotp.org/tuvhaaretz
To learn more about Hazon and CSAs please visit: www.hazon.org/go.php?q=/food/CSA/whatIsA_CSA.html
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This beginner’s arts and crafts class exposes your child
to a wide range of colors and materials, and offers
interesting techniques that will enhance your child’s
sense of exploration and imagination. An emphasis
in process rather than products will give your child
the tools needed for building confidence and self
expression. Some of the themes will relate to Israel’s
holidays, seasons, scenery and nature. Minimum
participants required to open this course. Registration
required by 10/14.
$170 JCC Members/$205 General Admission, plus $25 Material fee
New! Young Artists II: Mixed Media
Tovit Lore, Arts and Crafts Teacher
For ages 6-8 years – in Hebrew
10 Sundays October 18-December 20, 5-6:30 pm
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In this art class your child will work with a wide range
of colors, materials, and painting techniques that
will enhance the child’s sense of exploration and
imagination. Water colors, pastels, charcoal, gauche,
as well as paper pulp, fibers, saw dust, foliage and
vegetables will all be used to create paintings, collages
and prints in unusual techniques. The child will also
be inspired by a selection of artists’ reproductions
throughout history. Minimum participants required to
open this course. Registration required by 10/14.
$170 JCC Members/$205 General Admission, plus $25 Material fee
For more information on Israel Connnection Programs
call Tammy at ext. 1427.
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LEARNING AND LIFESTYLE FOR ADULTS
Being Naked: A Nine Week Journey Towards Self-Awareness
Book Discussion
with author Janis Altman
Wednesday, October 14,
7:30 pm
This book is a journey toward self
awareness and offers guideposts
for people who want a process for
making healthy changes in their
lives. With profound insights and
thought provoking questions,
Janis Altman reveals practical steps to fulfilling your
dreams and discovering your life’s true purpose.
“Enlightening and uplifting, this book is a must read
for anyone seeking a more meaningful relationship.”
Book Sale and Signing
$8 JCC members, $10 general admission
Co-sponsored with Hadassah’s E.T.C. Chapter (Englewood-TikvahChaverut)
A Group Workshop Series:
Set Yourself Free & Strip
Down to the Inner You
with Author and Therapist,
Janis Altman
4 Wednesdays, 10/28-11/18 7:30 pm
Everyone should have the same
opportunity to grow and move
forward in their lives, but too
often they are stuck in patterns
they cannot escape. Clearing a path for real change,
psychotherapist Janis Altman turns her years as a
counselor and director of the Institute for Growth
and Development into a straightforward practical
guide. Janis presents a series of truisms and then will
provide you with the tools and steps for beginning
the journey to discovering one’s true, “naked” self.
Registration required.
$100 JCC members, $125 general admission
Private Painting with Paulette Cochet
The Sarah Gottesman Lubin Program for
Creative Arts and Crafts
Please request materials list for class when registering
for classes (except pottery).
These programs are supported in part by the Sarah Gottesman Lubin
Program for Creative Arts and Crafts Fund dedicated to the memory of
Sarah Gottessman Lubin, a lifelong quilter, needlepointer, crafts woman
and collector.
Knitting with Lori Trattou
6 Wednesdays, 9/16-10/21, 12-2 pm
6 Wednesdays, 10/28-12/9 (no class 11/25), 12-2 pm
If you’ve never picked up a pair of knitting needles, or
if you’re making an intricate cable knit with reverse
design, you’re sure to learn some new tricks while
enjoying the company of others in this class. For
beginners, you’ll learn the basics including how to
choose and read a pattern, choose yarn, and of course,
the basic stitches. Advanced students will learn new
stitches and advanced techniques.
$110 JCC members, $130 general admission per series
Acrylic Painting with Paulette Cochet
6 Tuesdays, 9/22-10/27, 12:30-3 pm
6 Tuesdays, 11/3-12/8, 12:30-3 pm
Enjoy painting at your own pace with one-on-one
instruction created specifically for you! Develop your
skills to meet your specific goals with clear direction
and sensitive supportive guidance. Open to all levels
and interests. Individual attention and personalized
instruction can make the difference. Private class time
is available on Tuesday mornings. Enrollment in a
private class entitles you to use Open Studio at no
additional charge. Please call Judy, ext. 1457.
$80/$100 per hour
Basic Drawing and Sketching with Peggy Dressel
7 Mondays, 10/19-11/30, 7:30-10 pm
Learn the right approach to drawing. Whether you are
a beginner or an intermediate, this course will enhance
your drawing skills through personalized instruction.
Form, shading, value, perspective and composition will
be covered. Subjects may include still life, landscape,
portrait and figures based on students’ interests.
$115 JCC members, $140 general admission
Still Life Oil Painting with Louise B. Hafesh
8 Mondays, 10/26-12/14, 7:30-10 pm
Have fun while exploring imaginative ways to paint
everyday, non-living objects, including drapery, fruit,
china, metals, etc. Focusing on new interpretations of
traditional artistic principles such as composition,
object interplay, lighting and form, students will have
an opportunity to experiment while working from life
at their own pace. (All skill levels welcome). Short
demonstrations, one-on-one coaching and critiques will
be offered at each student’s easel.
Discover the amazing versatility and ease of painting
with acrylics with the foremost painting instructor in
Bergen County. Enjoy new and innovative ways to
express yourself. Explore a wide range of techniques
from thick luscious brush strokes to fluid and
transparent washes. Personal and individual expression
is encouraged, with emphasis on composition and color
use. Open to beginners and more experienced painters.
$160 JCC members, $190 general admission
$150 JCC members, $180 general admission per series
Pottery: Function vs. Aesthetics with Michael Preston
Open Studio Time
11 Mondays, 9/21-12/7, 9:30 am-12 pm
Enjoy time on your own in our art room to practice
what you’ve learned in class. Open to all students
enrolled in our painting and drawing classes.
Free JCC members, $5 non-members per week
8 Thursdays, 10/8-12/10 (no class 11/5), 7:30-10 pm
Painting: The Joy of Watercolor with Paulette Cochet
8 Wednesdays, 10/14-12/9 (no class 11/25), 1:30-4 pm
Master the art of this beautiful transparent medium in a
creative and supportive atmosphere. Practical and
inspirational approaches will be explored through a
wide variety of subject matter. Basic methods as well as
advanced techniques will be demonstrated. Class time
will be devoted to painting, demonstrations, individual
assistance with emphasis on color, concept, design,
and fun.
$200 JCC members, $240 general admission
An exploration of usable vs.decorative forms and how
to merge them. Start with basic pottery techniques,
investigate the appeal of different styles of sculpture
and find ways to integrate other media into our works
to increase their usefulness and add to their visual
presence. Other media may include stained glass, wood
and beading. Class size is limited and beginning and
intermediate students are welcome. Basic materials and
firing included in fee.
$180 JCC members, $215 general admission
SAVE THE DATE: Comedy &
Cabaret with Jason Graae
Saturday, 11/14, 8:30 pm
We’re importing him straight from LA,
where he was just awarded his second
L.A. Drama Critic’s Award (among
others). He has appeared in Six Feet Under, Friends,
Frasier and Caroline in the City and on PBS as the
guest soloist with the Boston Pops and Marvin
Hamlisch and the National Symphony. Call ext. 1457
ART GALLERY TOURS
Tobi Kahn
7 Tuesdays, 10/6-12/1, 10 am-12 pm
(no class Nov. 17 & 24)
7 Thursdays 10/8-12/3, 10 am-12 pm
(no class Nov. 19 & 26)
Featured in New York Magazine as
BEST Art Gallery Tour. Be inspired
as Tobi leads you to the most interesting art exhibits in
Manhattan. Priority given to JCC members and Spring
2009 participants through 9/8. Group meets in New
York and space is limited. Pre-registration required
through Lynn, ext 1458.
$210 JCC members, $290 general admission per series
BRIDGE
WITH PETER STEINBERG
NEW! Bridge Beginners:
Semi Private Class, Space Limited
8 Wednesdays, 10/7-12/2 (no class 11/25)
7:30-9:30 pm (1st class ends at 9 pm)
Learn to play bridge with little or
no memorization! The course covers modern bidding
methods including five card majors and convenient
minors. You’ll be dealing out hands from the very first
lesson. Learn by playing, not by rote. There will be
plenty of practice time, and when the course ends,
you’ll be playing on your own.
$160 JCC members, $200 general admission
Bridge, Supervised Evening
10 Tuesdays, 9/22-11/24, 7:30-9:30 pm
Play bridge under the supervision of a master bridge
instructor. Come with a group or we will set you up
with one. Light refreshments will be available. Class
size limited. Bonus Pre-Class Lesson 7:10-7:30 pm:
Mini discussion of common problems and how to solve
them. Designed to help improve your bridge logic at
the table. No additional charge!
$200 JCC members, $250 general admission
Bridge: Intermediate Thru Advanced
8 Monday, 10/5 – 11/23, 7:30-9:30 pm
All new material will be presented to help you reach
the next level. From bidding to declarer play and
defense you’ll get special expert information on how to
win, not just how to improve.
$160 JCC members, $200 general admission
Bridge: Early Bird Combo
8 Mondays, 10/5-11/23, 5:30-7 pm AND
8 Wednesdays, 10/7-12/2 (no class 11/25), 6-7 pm
Sharpen your skills with this special combo value.
On Monday, practice and improve your skills in a
supervised playlab. On Wednesday, classes will be at a
lower intermediate level and will concentrate on
improving your bidding. This is a great opportunity to
get personal attention. Classes limited to 12 people.
$305 JCC members, $370 general admission for 16 sessions
Bridge, Private Lessons
Learn at your own pace with your own group of up to
four people. Lessons for six people available at a higher
charge. Call Judy, ext. 1457.
Minimum $100/$120 per one-hour session
For more information on Adult Programming call Judy at ext. 1457.
To register call Lynn at ext. 1458.
201.569.7900
www.jccotp.org
Kaplen JCC ON THE PALISADES 9
LIFELONG LEARNING
Ben Nelson Lecture Series:
From Shylock to Fagin to Leopold Bloom:
The Image of the Jew in English Literature
Thursdays, 11 am-12:15 pm
Free for JCC members, $5 general admission per session
SESSION ONE: October 1
SESSION TWO: October 15
SESSION THREE: October 29
The Duality of the Image of the Jew
in English Literature from its Biblical
Origins through the Medieval &
Elizabethan Eras
Positive & Negative images in the 18th
and 19th Centuries
The 20th Century: New Configurations:
The Jew as Metaphor
Discussion will include: Scott’s
Ivanhoe, Dicken’s Oliver Twist and
Eliot’s Daniel Deronda
Discussion will include: Joyce’s
Ulysses, the poetry of T. S. Eliot
and Ezra Pound and the novels of
Evelyn Waugh and Graham
Greene
Discussion will include:
Chaucer’s The Prioress’s Tale,
Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta and
Shakespeare’s The Merchant of
Venice
New! Cerebral Gymnastics
Simie Weinberger
4 Mondays, 10/19-11/ 9, 7-8 pm
Are you concerned about losing your memory? Would
you like to exercise your brain to offset age-related
memory changes? Don’t miss out on this unique
program that will help you keep your memory in
shape by stimulating your mental faculties. Simie
Weinberger, a mental fitness expert, will offer a creative
series of thought-provoking numeric puzzles, brain
teasers, word adventures, and deductive logic. These
sessions are challenging, entertaining, and totally
interactive. They will jog your mind and get those
mental juices flowing.
$85 JCC members & seniors, $100 general admission
Lifelong Learning programs are sponsored by the Millicent and Harold
May Family Endowment for Lifelong Learning in Memory of Edward J.
Newman, M.D. and the Michael J. Levitt family Endowment Fund for
Lifelong Learning.
Co-sponsored with the Senior Adult Department
LEARNING AND LIFESTYLE FOR ADULTS CONTINUED
SINGLES SPOT
Singles 40-59
JOB LOSS – THE LEGAL ISSUES
Raising Financially Fit Kids
Thursday, 10/1, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, 10/21, 7:30-9:30 pm
Job loss caused by layoffs or outright firings continues
to take its heavy toll on so many people including
those in our own community. Employment lawyer
Stephen H. Kahn puts employment loss in its legal
context answering questions including: When is
termination illegal? What about contract violations?
Sue, negotiate, or just walk-away? What about
post-employment competition restrictions? Bargaining
for Severance?
Are you going to design your child’s financial future or
should you let the media and peer pressure design it
for them? Teaching your children to become financially
fit adults is more important than you may realize,
especially in our turbulent economic environment.
In this workshop, Orly Amir, MBA in Entrepreneurial
Studies, will provide you with some tools you can
use to encourage your children and young adults to
develop sound money discipline. Learn the best
ways for parents to approach allowance and earnings,
responsible spending, long and short term savings and
more. You will discover the best money habits you can
teach your kids so that they can become financially fit
for life.
Singles Schmoozes with Jeff
$5 JCC members, $8 general admission
No Fee
Stephen H. Kahn, Esq., the founding partner of Kahn Opton, LLP, a
Manhattan and Fort Lee law firm, practices in the fields of employment
and labor law, and civil rights law. He represents businesses, business
executives and professionals in employment-related negotiations and
litigation.
$5 JCC members, $8 general admission
Mah Jongg
Stacy Budkofsky
BALLROOM DANCE WITH MICHIEL MURKOFSKY
5 Thursday, 10/1-10/29, 9:30-11am
Dance: Beginner Ballroom & Latin
Play the game that everyone is playing! This ancient
Chinese game is fun and challenging, yet surprisingly
easy to understand! Learn the basics and how to play
skillfully in our relaxed, no pressure atmosphere.
Plenty of practice time so that you can master the
game. Come with a group or we will set you up with
one. There will be an additional charge of $8 to
instructor for card. Pre-registration required.
Learn the Foxtrot, the standard
of all social dancing and the
Merengue with its exciting
movements, mesmerizing
rhythms and fabulous
footwork. The concept of
partnering, frame, and style
unique to each dance will
be emphasized. No previous
training necessary.
Private Computer Lessons
Do you feel frustrated by your computer, wishing you
could advance to the next level or at least master the
basics? We have the cure. We will teach you to work
with your computer at the JCC Computer Center or
in the comfort of your own home* on your own
computer. Learn at your own pace, everything from
Apple to Windows. Call Judy ext 1457.
*Note: Geographical restrictions apply to home visits.
$65 JCC members, $75 non-members per hour
Spanish for Communication Here & Abroad:
Beginners Level
Singles 50+
Walk with Liz at Alpine Boat Basin
Sunday, September 13, 9:30 am
Cancelled in event of rain
Join us for a casual walk along the shore trail at Alpine
Boat Basin to look for early fall wildflowers. Bring
water; if sunny wear hat; and sturdy shoes. Meet at the
JCC for carpooling by 9:30 am.
Support Groups
Registration required, call ext. 1456.
You Are Not Alone: Widows/Widowers
Judy Brauner, LCSW Therapist
7 Mondays, October 12-November 30, 6:30 pm ( no class 11/2)
This bereavement group for those recently widowed
provides an opportunity to share your feelings with
others that understand. Therapist Judy Brauner will
help you talk about the changes in your family life,
social relationships and sense of self. Make warm and
enduring friendships that will help you heal.
$110 JCC Members, $135 general admission
Uncoupling: Coping with Divorce and Separation
Judy Brauner, LCSW Therapist
Dance: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Ballroom & Latin
7 Mondays, October 12-November 30, 8:15pm ( no class 11/2)
8 Thursdays, 10/1-11/19, 7-8:15 pm
This group will help you process your feelings about
the end of an important relationship and the
experience of being on your own. Meet others who
share your concerns. Make new friends.
Be exciting, elegant, and graceful on the dance floor.
Enhance your technique, artistry, partnering skills, and
style. Learn new choreographic patterns to the Foxtrot;
add the latest variations and combinations to the
Rumba; and incorporate new and exciting steps to your
repertoire of the American Style Tango. Previous
ballroom training necessary.
$160 JCC members, $190 general admission (per couple/couples only)
Dance: Private Lessons
5 Tuesdays, 10/20-11/24 (no class 11/3), 11am -12 pm
Individuals, couples, or small groups up to 6 people
welcome. Call Judy, ext 1457.
$60 JCC members, $75 general admission
$4 JCC Members, $6 general Admission
$160 JCC members, $190 general admission (per couple/couples only)
Sara Levinson
Are you ready to learn how to communicate in basic
Spanish? This is the class for you. Sara Levinson, a
native speaker, will teach you how to get your ideas
across while training you to enunciate correctly and to
grasp a basic knowledge of the language.
Spend a casual evening getting to know other singles
through discussions on topics of interest to singles.
8 Thursdays, 10/1-11/19, 8:15-9:30 pm
$80 JCC members, $100 general admission
Irene Carleton
Sundays, September 13 & October 25, 6 pm
$80 JCC members, $95 general admission per hour and up
$110 JCC Members, $135 general admission
Daytime Bereavement Group
Debbie Fox, LCSW, Jewish Family Services
5 Mondays, October 19-November 16, 11am
Our daytime group assists people recently widowed in
a caring and supportive setting. You will not be alone
in your journey; there will be others with you, to share
thoughts, feelings and help pave a new road together.
$60 JCC Members, $75 general Admission
Co-sponsored with the Senior Department
For more information on Singles Programs call Esther at ext. 1456.
To register call Ronit at ext. 1496.
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Ninth Annual
Golf Classic
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On Monday, July 13,The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades held its ninth annual Golf Classic at
the Montammy Golf Club in Alpine, New Jersey. This sell-out fundraising event raised
more than $200,000 to advance one of JCC’s major missions – to assist children with
physical, emotional and developmental disabilities.
The Classic featured an afternoon shotgun, a Million Dollar Shoot Out, as well as holein-one competitions, prizes, awards and a 50/50 raffle with a $20,000 first prize.The day
also included breakfast, lunch, dinner; a lavish cocktail reception and a moving presentation by Maggie Rogers, a 15-year cancer survivor who attended and now volunteers for
Camp Dream Street: The Pearl Seiden Summer Camp for Children with Cancer and Other
Blood Disorders. Her story was a moving testimony to the success of our camp.This event
helps ensure that others, like Maggie, have access to programs and services that make a
difference in their life.
The event was an enormous success and the JCC extends special thanks to its chairs and
the event committee, our sponsors and all the many companies and individuals who generously supported our efforts.Their hard work and dedication made for an outstanding
day to benefit an extraordinary cause.
Jeff Jagid, Michael Kollender, Jason Rubach, JoJo Rubach & Barry Zeller, Golf Co-Chairs
Lori Aroesty, Elyse Goldsmith, Lisa Goldstein, Danielle Kaplan, Maureen Salmirs, Hilary Selig, Kim Spadaccini & Alison Turen, Auction Co-Chairs
Melanie Zingler, Volunteer Chairperson • Chuck Wayte, Raffle Coordinator
Dana Runyon, Special Events Chairperson
Jodi Scherl, Development Chairperson
We thank our 2009 sponsors...
Presenting Sponsors
Patti and Richard Kurtz
Sharon & Jeff Kurtz
Pamela Kurtz
Michael Sutton
Robby Sutton
Kim and Joe Spadaccini
Titanium Sponsors
Lori & Eric Aroesty
The Kollender Family
The Rubach Family
Pearl Seiden Family
The Zeller Family
Graphite Sponsors
The Gold Family
The Guberman Family
I.D. Systems, Inc. – Jeff Jagid
Marquis Jet
Jill & Jason Rubach
Steel Sponsors
Tee Sponsors
Alert Sprinkler Co., Inc.
Alfano & Runyon Families
Allied Insurance
Ashton Benefits
The Benchmark Company, LLC
Bergen Orthodontic Associates, P.A. –
Dr. Martin S. Levitt &
Dr. Russell M. Sandman
The Consolidated Companies: “Lumber”
and “Distribution Services”
Elyse & Jeffrey Goldsmith –
Knight Capital Group, Inc.
Danielle & Troy Gregory
The Hirschberg & Meisel Families
Lowenstein Sandler PC – Steven Siesser
Robin & Alan Miller
MSG Personal Lines Agency, LLC
Joshua Pintel
River Drive Construction Co., Inc.
Rosh-Kleiner Wealth Management
Group of Wells Fargo Advisors
Selig, Joseph & Stein Families
Melissa & Dr. Stephen Silver
Member’s Edge LLC – Josh Jagid
Lisa & Mark Spivack
Strong Man Building Products Corp.
Tranzact
The Brensilber Family
The Braverman Family
Bruce Supply Corp./Weksler Family
Centerview Partners
Claire Manufacturing Company
Jody & David Gardner
The Grossmann Family
Kathy & Richard Leventhal
The Nacht Family
Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.
TD Securities
United Mortgage Services –
Douglas Kaplan & Justin DeCrescente
Valley National Bank
150 Yard Marker Sponsors
Alan Party Rentals
Alen Security Co., Inc.
Alert Sprinkler Co. Inc.
Sandra & Arnold Gold
Hackensack Roofing Co., Inc.
PLR Associates
The Steiner Family
Eagle Sponsors
Glass Castle of Flemington, Inc.
Mechanical Service Corp.
Meli Plumbing and Heating Inc.
Edythe & Sam Zaro
Melanie & Barry Zingler
Birdie Sponsors
Banner Chemical Corp.
Sheila & Lawrence H. Burstein
Anthony R. Cash
Zip Systems, Inc.
201.569.7900
www.jccotp.org
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Highlights of our 9th Annual Golf Classic
The JCC Annual Golf Classic is one way the JCC raises money to
support special services for children in our community. To date,
proceeds from the Classic have provided summer camping experiences for children with autism; the chance for children with special
needs to participate in our nursery school and summer camp; the
opportunity for developmentally disabled children and teens to
acquire valuable life skills to improve their daily lives; and the
chance for people of all ages with special needs to participate in
Special Games for Special People, a fun-filled day of sports and
camaraderie.
Chairpeople: Top Row-JoJo Rubach, Barry Zeller, Jason Rubach and Michael Kollender; Bottom Row-Dana Runyon,
Hilary Selig, Alison Turen, Elyse Goldsmith, Danielle Kaplan and Melanie Zingler (not shown: Jeff Jagid)
Steve Sheinberg, John Sutherland, Rob Panzer and
Marty Levitt
Michael Runyon, Brad Greenberg and Jeff Kurtz
Michael Runyon, Howie Bongiorno,
Andrew Bressman and Joe Spadaccini
Doug Linker, Tina Guberman, Syril Rubin,
Jen Guberman Rothstein and Howard Guberman
Syril and Danny Rubin
David and Liz Flack
Stan Shirvan, Maggie Rogers (speaker),
Pearl Seiden and Mark Shirvan
Alison Turen, Scott Turen, Tracy Reichel
and David Reichel
Avi Lewinson, Executive Director
& Robin Miller, President
Adam Platin and Troy Gregory
Tony & Theresa Del Gatto and Eva & Leon Rubach
Jason Rubach and Brad Klein
Top-Judi Herrmann, Melanie Zingler, Robin Miller,
Caryn Sherry; Bottom-Sharon Potolsky, Debra
Hirschberg and Lisa Beth Meisel
Alan Miller, Chuck Ludmer, Alan Nacht
and Rabbi David Kirshner
Brad Roberts, Brad Greenberg, Robert Q Glick
and Ronnie Aroesty
Greg Smith, Ken Ehrman, Turner Baur
and Jeff Celantano
Join Us Next Year... Play Fore! the Kids... and feel like a winner
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Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Annual Meeting
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A large gathering assembled at
the 59th Annual Meeting of the
JCC on April 23 to hear President
Robin Miller and other JCC
leaders address current
state-of-the-center news.
The evening also included a special awards presentation and a
musical theater interlude, performed by the JCC School of
Performing Arts.
A major highlight of the evening was the
announcement that even in these financially challenging times, the Gift of
Community Capital Campaign and our
renovation are successfully proceeding on
schedule. As President, Robin Miller expressed
her gratitude to the hundreds of members who
pledged their support to the revitalization of our
Center. She also reported on successful new JCC
initiatives, such as Tuv Ha’aretz, our community
supported agricultural program, our new Israeli
Business Circle and other department successes.
Pearl Seiden,VP and chairperson of the Capital
Campaign, Board members Iris Wormser and Caryn
Sherry, Robin Miller, JCC President and Jodi Scherl,
Treasurer and Evening Chairperson enjoy the Annual
Meeting
Welcome New Board Members
JCC Executive Director Avi Lewinson shares a light
moment with Dr. Sandra Gold, past president and a
member of the Board of Trustees
Eric Aroesty
Dori Kirshner
Dr. Bernard Hammer receiving the Advanced
Leadership Award from past JCC President Daniel
Rubin
Bonnie Notis
JCC School of Performing Arts delights audience with
exciting entertainment
Celebrating A Very Special Birthday
On Wednesday, August 12, the
Kaplen Adult Reach Center (ARC)
at the JCC held a 100th birthday
celebration for Frances Kaplan, a
long time participant in the
program. Her extended family,
down to great, great grandchildren,
attended the party, as well as
Kenneth Corcoran, Cliffside Park
Councilman and Sercan Zoklu,
Cliffside Park Borough Clerk, who
presented Frances with a plaque
declaring that from now on August 10 (her actual birthday) will forever be known as
“Frances Kaplen Day” in her hometown of Cliffside Park. “At 100, Frances continues
to be full of life,” says Vivian Green Korner, director of the program. “She sings,
knows the words to every song, tells stories from her past in vivid detail, exercises
and writes poetry. She has a determined spirit and a heart of gold, always looking out
for the wellbeing of others. She is a shining personality in the ARC program.” For
more information on ARC, call Vivian Green Korner at 201.408.1454.
Benay Taub
Edward Grossmann presenting the Committee
Chairmanship Award to Nancy G. Brown
Chris Parilli expressing his appreciation for receiving the
Staff Recognition Award
Pearl Seiden, Chairperson of the Gift of Community
Capital Campaign, presenting the Volunteers of the Year
Award to Sy and Millie Graye
JCC + Tenafly 5K: A Winning Combination
The JCC led both the 5K and
Fun Run warmups at the Tenafly
Educational Foundation’s Tenafly5K
event on Sunday, June 7, where we
participated as this year’s Gym
Sponsor.
The run drew a record breaking
1400 runners in the largest fundraiser to support educational programs for our community schools.
Hundreds of families cheered the
runners on and then attended the
Family Health and Fitness Fair. The JCC table at the fair drew large crowds who learned
about new programming and new membership opportunities now available at the JCC.
Over a dozen of our enthusiastic JCC fitness center staff represented the JCC and
we are proud to report that our JCC Fitness Center won the 2009 Tenafly 5k Fitness
Club Challenge. Our team had the fastest combined overall time competing against
several local gyms.
www.jccotp.org
201.569.7900
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Internet Safety for Seniors
The New Jersey Partnership for Online Safety forum sponsored by
Verizon was hosted by SeniorNet and the JCC PC club – A success!
On July 10th, the JCC presented a program focusing on internet safety issues
facing the 50 plus adult community. JCC Executive Director Avi Lewinson
welcomed a crowd of over 130 people. The program was moderated by Verizon
New Jersey President Dennis Bone, who introduced Assemblywoman Valerie
Huttle and Assemblyman Gordon Johnson. Keynote speaker Thomas Dailey,
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel and expert in the fields of both
domestic and international on-line safety, presented a comprehensive
PowerPoint presentation. SeniorNet & PC Club representative Murray Weiss
remarked about the importance of this program for the senior population. Debra
Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle speaking about
Pictured from Left to right: Debra Turitz, Donnett Barnett Verley,
Turitz,
Director of the Senior Adult Department, made closing remarks, as did
Dennis Bone, Tom Dailey, keynote speaker, Doug Schoenberger, and legislation which addresses the issues of On Line
Douglas Schoenberger, Vice President of Verizon New Jersey. Event organizers
safety for teens and adults.
Avi A. Lewinson
included: Donnett Barnett Verley, Director of Public Affairs & Corporate
Responsibility and Debra Turitz.
This new Verizon program was launched at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades as its first successful stop. The crowd of people streamed in, eager to learn more about this
important and growing concern. Seniors are one of the fastest growing cohorts embracing new technology. With every new frontier there are pitfalls along the way and one of
them is navigating the ever-present dangers of protecting identities and keeping information as safe as possible.
Recommendations: Install anti-virus program, anti-spyware and a firewall • Create an e-mail address with at least 10 characters, do not use any of your real information in the e-mail address (name,
date of birth, etc) and mix up the characters with dashes, upper and lower case letters, bold out some letters, etc.
If you suspect on line identity theft contact: [email protected], [email protected] and www.fbi.gov/majcases/fraud/seniorsfam.htm.
Day Care Fun & Friends
The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Day Care
program for our young toddlers is a wonderful
way for your child to spend a fun filled, safe day.
All of our activities are nurturing, age appropriate
and educational. Our aim is to improve verbal
and motor skills. The children learn how to share
and make friends, and most importantly, your
child will have loads of fun and positive memories.
This summer we spent some time in our new
water park. The children had so much water play
fun, it was a great success! At the JCC Early
Childhood Center children are encouraged to
learn through their senses with many creative
and hands-on experiences. The children explored
the beautiful JCC outdoor environment with
daily nature walks. They also enjoyed the
summer season playing in our modern fenced in
playground where searching for butterflies was
the popular activity.
This has been a very successful and enjoyable summer for the children attending the JCC Day Care program. Arts
and crafts, stories and songs with summer themes and fresh fruit ice pops were just some of the activities that made the
children feel so happy and delighted to come back to school in the fall.
Water Park Grand Opening
It’s Me, the Superhero
The JCC made a splash this
summer with the grand opening of
its new water park. This exciting,
interactive play land, features
brightly colored sprinklers, misting
rainbows, water sprays, dumping
buckets and other exciting surprise
effects. Everyone from the littlest
toddlers to teens enjoyed this
unique facility, which is the only
one of its kind in the area. It was
one of the highlights of our
children’s summer experience,
and a great addition to our
Aquatics Center.
The School of Performing Arts held
exciting musical theater camps at
the JCC and BergenPAC, and a
two-week summer dance intensive,
that were all huge successes.
Pictured here is a photo from the
JCC BergenPAC production of It’s
Me, the Superhero, a story about a
family adventure when the circus
comes to town.
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TEEN SERVICES
HS Juniors & Seniors!
Wednesday, Nov. 4 — Friday, Nov. 6
CO L L EG E
ROAD
TRIP
Sara Lewis,
ext. 1469
[email protected]
Tour several college campuses in the
mid-Atlantic region. Tour includes
introduction to the academic program of
the college, its philosophical approach,
the educational approach, the faculty
and administration, and the physical
and geographical layout. Living facilities,
costs involved, the make-up of the
student body, general educational,
atmosphere, and other facets of college
life are also revealed to the prospective
student.
SAT Prep Course
Irwin Dolgoff and Jerry Silverstein, Academic Achievement
Open House: Tuesday, 9/8, 7:30–8:30 pm
7 Thursdays, 9/10-10/15, 6:15–9:30 pm
7 Sundays, 1/17-3/7, 8:45 am–12 pm
This workshop has been very successful in helping hundreds of students for over 30
years. Enrolling in this course allows you to repeat the course for a $150
materials/administration fee. A $150 nonrefundable deposit is required to save a seat
in the class. Full balance must be paid by the first class. Call Sarah Lewis, ext. 1469.
$465 member, $525 nonmember
College Scholarship Fund
Application deadline is May 18, 2009
This countywide fund offers annual, competitive grants to needy, well-deserving college-bound Jewish students in Bergen County, including students with special needs.
Open to undergraduates who wish to attend a 4-year college in the United States or
Israel. Students must possess a demonstrated financial need and be in good
academic standing. Grants are not renewable but students may apply each year.
Applications (an original and four copies) should be mailed directly to the Kaplen
JCC on the Palisades, Attention: Ronit Gorelik. Call Debra Turitz, ext. 1450 or email
[email protected]
Sponsored by the Hildegard & Sidney Schonfeld Jewish Community College Scholarship Fund
PROJECT
CARES
LEARNING TO BABYSIT FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
8 Mondays, 10/5-11/23, 7-8:30 pm
with Janet Bush
Teens are trained by a special needs master educator,
through intense workshops, videos, and meetings with
parents and professionals. Students will be certified in
CPR and First Aid, with additional topics including:
rights and responsibilities, child development and
behavioral problems, caring for the special needs child,
nutrition, handling emergencies, caring for a sick child
and more. If you have a group of at least five teens who
would like to form their own class, please call Sara
Lewis at ext. 1469 for information.
$55 JCC members, $75 non-members
This program is made possible, in part, by the Gruss-Lipper Family
Foundation
Community Service + Mitzvah Expo
Sunday October 25, 2009 | From 11am-2pm | For teens + families
[Hands-on opportunities available at the fair for all ages]
A chance for teens to find a way to give of themselves, impact their community and
make a difference in the world. Students looking for Bat/Bar Mitzvah projects or
meaningful ways to fulfill a community service obligation will have the opportunity
to meet with representatives from 25 organizations, who will introduce students and
parents to an exciting variety of tzedakah and mitzvah opportunities. Teens will learn
about leadership, philanthropy, Jewish values and the rewards that come from giving.
teens can
change the
world
Contact Judi Nahary @ 201. 408.1470 or [email protected]
The Guttenberg Center for Special Services
Family Life Programs
ALS Support Group with Toby Tider, MS
Thursday, September 10, 4-5:30 pm
Free and open to the community
Sunday Funday
A Two-Hour Program for Children
with Special Needs for Ages 3-12
Your Personal Best
A Two-Hour Sunday Program for Children with
Mild Developmental Disabilities & High
Functioning Autism for Ages 4-8
Camp Haverim
A Special Summer Program for
Children and Teens with Special
Needs for Ages 3-21
MDA/ALS support groups offer practical information
and emotional support to help people cope with the
stress and strain of living with ALS. Sponsored by the
Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Jersey.
LIFE Groups I & II:
Learning to Live Independently ForEver
Sundays, 9/2009-8/2010
Adults learn life skills for independent living including
travel skills, money skills, and social interactions in the
community. Monthly registration available. Trip costs &
single trip registration fees are extra.
Special Services Dance
Saturday, 10/24 7:30-10 pm
Monthly dances are held for people age 16 through 60.
Great DJ and lots of fun! Dances held in the auditorium,
unless otherwise noted.
Fee per dance: $8/$10/$6 chaperones
For further information about any other programs
run through the Guttenberg Center for Special
Services department, please contact Shelley Levy,
Director, at extension 1489
201.569.7900
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EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
The Leonard & Syril Rubin
Nursery School
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited
the Leonard and Syril Rubin Nursery School, JCC Day Care and JCC Kindergarten
as leaders in quality early childhood education that meets the highest standards of
commitment to early learning experiences. We are one of the few Jewish-based
nursery schools in this area to meet stringent national criteria for the highest quality
in early childhood education.
It is not too late to register for Nursery
School for September 2009.
Some space is available in selected classes.
Please call Shuli Rombauts ext. 1436.
Little Maestros
Come and Join the fun!
7 Mondays, October 5-November 16
Newborn-36 Months, 10:30-11:15am or 11:30am-12:15pm
Parenting
Center
These programs provide toddlers with a variety of experiences that will stimulate their
interest and development, as well as to serve
“Register your baby at birth for the hottest music class for
tots,” says the New York Post. Little Maestros, named the best the special needs of parents by offering some
classes which feature discussion groups led
music class in NYC by the lilaguide: the word-of-mouth
by professional facilitators. Parents have the
survival guide for new parents, is a music performance class
opportunity to explore topics such as develwhere music and friends are made. Each class features four
opmental stages and family life issues. All of
live musicians who sing and play guitar, piano and drums.
our classes give children and parents the
Little Maestros takes children on a fantastic musical journey
opportunity to make new friends. Classes
each week. You and your child will love our musical story
times, songs of all kinds, imaginative play, language develop- begin the week of September 29, 2009.
ment activities, puppet shows and “bubble music”. Come and Please note that space is limited.
Call Lisa Sternbach, ext. 1437.
join the fun!
One make-up class a semester can be accommodated only if make-up spots are available and must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Make-ups do not carry over from
previous semesters.
$300 JCC members • $335 non-members per sesion
(Sign up for 2 classes and get a $40 discount and siblings upto 5 years old receive a $40 discount)
No refunds or transfers are issued for this class. Class placement is contingent upon adequate enrollment.
Non-members have a one time fee of $25 per family. This fee will be applied towards JCC membership
when you decide to join the JCC.
Laugh
Learn
Explore!
For information call Shuli Rombauts ex.1436.
Co-Sponsored by the Thurnauer School of Music (For music school information call ext. 1465)
After School Classes: Classes are designed to introduce new interests in a
warm, safe, noncompetitive atmosphere. All children must be toilet trained. Parent
is encouraged to join child in first class for an easier transition. Call Debra at ext. 1432.
• Kitchen Science • Fabric Factory • Dream Jam Book Club • Edible Art
• If I Had A Hammer • Hola Amigos • Kid Clicks • Little Chefs • Mud Works
• Time of the Season • Jazzy Gems & Jewels • Fun with Puppets • Healthy Habits
The Great Family
Sukkah-Ramma
Thursday, October 1, 5:30-7:15 pm
For JCC nursery children ages 2-6, siblings and parents.
Learn and enjoy the traditions of Sukkot.
• Arts & Crafts • Decorate the Sukkah • Light Dinner • Entertainment
Space is limited. First Come, First Served. Registration guaranteed until 9/26.
Fall Boutique
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1 10 am to 5 pm
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2 9 am to 4 pm
JEWELRY • WOMEN'S FASHIONS • BELTS
• SUNGLASSES • CHILDREN'S CLOTHING
& ACCESSORIES • DECORATIVE HOME
FURNISHING • TOYS • STATIONERY
• GIFT ITEMS • & MUCH MORE!
Jill Rubach, Nikki Ehrlich, Jennifer Graf, Lana Platin
Boutique Co-chairs
Felicia Glantz, Early Childhood Director
Visa, MasterCard, & AMEX accepted
$ 8 per person (under 1 free), $10 at the door
Sponsored by The Early Childhood Parent’s Association
For more information call Shuli at ext. 1436.
Little Maestros
Mother/Baby Yoga
Baby Boomers
Little Explorers
Sunday Family Fun
Toddler Time
Movin ‘N Groovin
Playtime Pals
Baby Dream Jam
Fun Fridays
All proceeds to benefit Early Childhood Special Programs
For more information call
Shuli Rombauts at 201.408.1436
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THURNAUER SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Imagination vs. Reality
Photographs by Miron Abramovici
Musical Open House
On display at the Waltuch Gallery September 1-24
Meet the Artist Reception: Sunday, September 13, 12:30–2 pm
Free sample classes
“I am passionate about photography and
love to discover the world through the eye
of the camera; to see its hidden beauty or
notice unusual features of “ordinary”
things. My artwork spans a wide spectrum
from abstract and surrealism to nature and
portraits.” Dr. Abramovici is a distinguished researcher and textbook author
specializing in computer engineering, but a
few years ago he discovered his inner artist
and became an award winning photographer. He lives in Berkeley Heights, New
Jersey and is a member of The Center for Fine Art Photography and of PhotoLinks –
The Photography Network. He took first place in the American Society of Media
Photographs in the 2009 Fine Art Photography Competition.
For information on the Watluch Art Gallery, please call Ophrah, ext. 1408 or Stephanie, ext 1411.
PERFORMING ARTS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
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Musical Babies: 9:15-10 am (for ages 0-12 months)
Musical Toddlers: 10:15-11 am (for ages 13-35 months)
Music and Movement: 9:15-10 am (for ages 3-4)
Music and Movement: 10:15-11 am (for ages 5-6)
Musical Instrument Petting Zoo: 10:30-11:30 am
Children can touch and try instruments of all sorts in a festive environment.
Showcase Recital: 12:30-1:15 pm
Hear current music school children perform in a family-friendly environment.
Ensemble Auditions: 2-5 pm
Children, teens and adults who already play an instrument and are interested in joining an ensemble can audition for the string orchestra, the symphony or the chamber
music program. Call the music school at 201.408.1465 to schedule an audition.
Jazz Jam Session: 5-7 pm
Play an instrument? Want to improvise? Come to the Jazz Jam Session led by the JCC
Thurnauer School of Music Jazz Faculty. Meet other improvisers and learn about the
JCC Jazz Program.
Call the music school to reserve a spot in the sample classes or to schedule an audition. No reservations required for the recital or Jazz Jam Session. Call 201.408.1465
25 Best Films of all time
A Film/Discussion Series with Harold Chapler
Forbidden Games
Monday, October 19, 7:30 pm
Rene Clement’s surprising story about two young children
who escape the farce of daily life in rural France by creating a
simple caring world of their own. Paris Match singled it out
as one of the five finest films ever made.
Each screening is introduced with pointers from Mr. Chapler
and followed by optional discussion. Participants are given
tools to identify plot lines, design elements, character choices, thematic nuances and
how they contribute to a well-crafted film.
Thurnauer School of Music and Forte
Pianos of Paramus Annual Piano Sale
Friday, September 4th, 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, September 6th, 10 am to 5 pm
Monday, September 7th, 10 am to 6pm
The sale will feature new and pre–owned pianos by famous
manufacturers, such as Bosendorfer, Schimmel, Baldwin,
Steinway, Knabe, Yamaha, Mason & Hamlin, Vogel, and
Piano Disc, as well as a complete line of digital pianos by
leading manufacturers.
To arrange a private appointment, call 800.742.6655 or 201.265.1212.
Classes & Lessons begin Oct. 5. Call ext. 1465 today to register!
$3 JCC members, $5 general admission
WELCOME NEW PERFORMING ARTS STAFF
Jackie Byrne
A lovely high-energy young actress/instructor,
Jackie Byrne, has joined the School of Performing
Arts to bring a new world of imagination to very
young actors as well as teach their older sisters and
brothers the fun and joy of performing in songs
and skits from favorite TV shows, film and
Broadway musicals.
Jackie is such an engaging personality that she brings even the shyest of her students
happily into the group, involving them in the material she presents. Her teaching
style always elicits many ideas from her students, yet she creates a strong sense of
accomplishment as students develop quickly and with great enthusiasm.
Jackie was a theater major at Ramapo and graduated with a BA, Summa Cum Laude.
Since graduating she has taught ages 2-6 at Barnet Temple Preschool in Franklin
Lakes incorporating dramatic play and music into the daily routine. She has also
acted in the classics and been highly successful as a stand-up comic in New York
City.
At the JCC, she will be teaching three Little Performers Plus classes using skits and
songs from Dora the Explorer and many other favorites: Wednesdays ( for ages 3-41/2)
and Thursdays for (ages 31/2-41/2) both at 2:05 pm and Wednesdays at 3:40 pm (for
ages 4-51/2) On Thursdays she also teaches two musical theater classes for older children: Hits, Bits and Skits for ages 5-8 will concentrate on Little Mermaid, Shrek and
Mary Poppins from 4-5 pm and Skits on Stage for ages 7-10 from 5-6 pm, will present
an adapted version of The Wizard of Oz with lots of input and new songs chosen by
the class.
Jackie will be teaching sample classes at the JCC’s open house on September 13.
Don’t miss the chance to meet her, enjoy her teaching style, and learn some delightful
skills as well. For further information call Deborah Roberts at ext. 1492.
Crystal Mann
The Dance Department is thrilled to welcome Crystal
Mann, a new Hip Hop teacher, to our team. She will be
teaching Hip Hop (ages 2-Adult) at the JCC this coming
Fall. Crystal is a professional dancer and dance teacher.
Highlights of her career include an appearance in the
Black Nativity, performed for four years with the
Washington Wizards Dance team, and in February 2007,
she performed with the NBA All-Star dance team. Crystal teaches and provides choreography for many dance schools and programs in Bergen County. Recently, Crystal
signed with Bloc Agency, a dance agency based in NYC and LA. We are delighted to
have such a warm hearted, talented teacher joining our team! For further information call Allyson Carolan at ext. 1495.
www.jccotp.org
201.569.7900
Kaplen JCC ON THE PALISADES 17
WELLNESS
Nutrition Consultations
Back Care Workshop for Men and Women with Noa Beladev
Meet privately with our nutritionists to discuss your
optimal dietary strategies. Our staff’s extensive credentials allow them to address general nutritional needs,
as well as age related, health and sport-specific situations. By appointment. Call Linda, ext. 1479.
10 Tuesdays, 10/6-12/8, 10:30-11:30 am
30 minute session: $56
60 minute session: $97
Wellness Workshops
Therapeutic Yoga Workshop with Margaret Lesser
10 Thursdays, 10/8-12/17, 11:15 am-12:15 pm
PILATES REFORMER WORKSHOPS
The Reformer is specialized equipment that effectively
enhances the benefits of Pilates. Each Pilates reformer
has varying degrees of resistance designed to maximize
strength and flexibility for all levels using the assistance and resistance of springs. Controlled breathing,
strengthening and balancing your body, are all the
components addressed during the workshop. Practiced
faithfully, Pilates yields numerous benefits, including
increased lung capacity and circulation, as well as
improved strength and flexibility (particularly of the
abdomen and back muscles) and coordination. By
teaching balance and control of the body, its benefits
extend into other areas of one’s life. Pilates has become
a proven fitness endeavor and an important adjunct to
professional sports training and physical rehabilitation
of all kinds. In order for members to participate at the
workshop level, we require 3 semi-private sessions to
prepare you for the group workshop.
This workshop will be adapted to your specific physical needs. The format will include yoga poses performed on chairs and standing. The workshop targets
beginners in a gentle format addressing those with
mobility limitations, back care concerns and medical
issues. Yoga equipment provided.
$200 JCC members, $260 general admission
Stress Reduction Workshop: Relax and Renew with Breath
Work and Meditation with Elizabeth Greene
8 Tuesdays, 10/27-12/15, 7-8 pm
This workshop is for those that wish to gain skills that
will reduce stress, calm the mind, relax the body and
enhance a sense of well being. Develop a foundation in
breathing and meditation techniques that will allow
you to reduce your stress levels, quiet your mind and
have a deeper understanding of how to promote a
relaxation response in your body. Handouts will be
given at the end of the workshop to help you continue
practice at home.
$160 JCC members, $208 general admission
Pilates Reformer Semi-Private Workshop
Advanced Balance Workshop with Ofira Mor, OTR/L
Prerequisite for group workshop
This introductory program provides the skills required
for safe and effective participation in the group workshop. During these sessions, the instructor will teach
specific Pilates Reformer techniques to integrate students into group setting. The individualized approach
will benefit students with their personal needs and will
allow for gradual progression to next level (Pilates
Reformer Workshop, maximum 5 participants per
workshop). At the completion of third session the
instructor will assess each participant to determine if
transition to larger group is appropriate.
By appointment, Call Linda, ext. 1479.
10 Wednesdays, 10/7-12/9, 10:30-11:30 am
3 sessions, 2 participants: $165 each
Pilates Reformer Group Workshops
8 Thursdays, 10/22-12/17, 9:15-10:15 am
8 Sundays, 10/25-12/13, 11-12 pm
This workshop will address static and dynamic balance
functionality on an in-depth level. The focus will be
to challenge individuals of all health and fitness levels
while improving the fundamental concepts of balance.
Loss of balance can occur for any of us who have: bad
posture, loss of muscle strength or are inactive. By
practicing specific balance exercises you have the
opportunity to improve posture and body awareness.
The workshop will also target specific muscle groups
that aid in improving balance.
Workshop will utilize multi-modality surfaces and
exercises that will improve and promote balance and
core muscles.
Individual evaluation will be performed for each participant pre and post workshop to track and record
progress. Maximum 8 participants.
Many back problems are simply due to tension and
muscular tightness, which may come from poor posture, inactivity and lack of abdominal strength. Up to
90 percent of all Americans will experience back pain
in their lifetime.
Poor posture increases pressure on the discs in the
spine, stresses muscles and stretches the ligaments
which can cause spasm and pain. Flexion and extension exercises help ensure flexible back muscles. Back
exercises may be useful for people with chronic back
pain to help them return to normal activities and functions. Making back exercise part of your daily routine
will help improve pain relief and increase functional
abilities.
This workshop will target specific exercises and
stretches to improve posture, increase abdominal
strength, increase flexibility, and provide you with the
knowledge of how you can prevent injuries.
Workshop includes: evaluations to track progress and
individualized back care guides, including stretches
and exercises tailored for each participant to take
home to continue their exercises independently.
Workshop leader will connect with with participants
prior to workshop to determine if physician’s clearance
is required. Maximum 8 participants.
$200 JCC members, $260 general admission
Aqua classes
Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program with Ofira Mor OTR/L
16 Tuesday, 9/15-12/29, 10:45-11:25 am, $160/$208
15 Thursday, 9/17-12/31, 10:45-11:25 am, $150/$195
AFAP is a recreational water exercise program
designed and developed by the Arthritis Foundations
for people with arthritis and related conditions. Water
exercise is especially beneficial for people with arthritis
because it reduces stress on joints and muscles, lessens
joint stiffness and increases stamina and range of
motion. Class meets in the Epstein Pool. Call Linda,
ext. 1479 for more information.
Aqua Fit
15 Monday, 9/14-12/28, 11-11:45 am, $225/$285
16 Wednesday, 9/16-12/30, 11-11:45 am, $240/$304
13 Friday, 9/18-12/18, 9:30-10:15 am, $195/$247
Water workout, combining cardiovascular conditioning, low impact aerobics and toning. The class format
accommodates all levels as well as those with moderate medical conditions. Class meets in the Epstein
Family Pool.
$200 JCC members, $260 general admission
3 session pre-requisite for group workshop
Maximum 5 participants
Spa Services
$280 JCC members, per session
Private Pilates Reformer Sessions
Private sessions arranged by appointment, Call Linda,
ext. 1479.
CALL LINDA BERKOWITZ AT EXT. 1479 FOR MORE INFORMATION
$75 per session
Training Workshops
Train with Me with Barbara Marrott
8 Tuesdays, 10/6-11/24, 7-8 am
This eight week workshop will focus on semi private
instruction to enhance and develop training techniques by utilizing modalities including: slide boards,
kettle bells, resistive tubing, and medicine balls. Form
and technique will be comprehensively addressed in
each area. The student will learn a series of progressive
exercises to burn fat, increase aerobic capacity, as well
as gain strength and endurance. Maximum number of
participants is 8.
$160 JCC members
Our massage services will now be
offered in the Spa Center of the new
Seiden Wellness Center, featuring five
plush spa rooms and a warm and welcoming co-ed waiting suite. Massage
clients can dress in the spacious new
locker room, relax and socialize in the
warm co-ed waiting room, and then be
escorted by their personal therapist to a
private spa, equipped with temperature
control and the ability to listen to music
of their choice. This new spa environment will greatly enhance the experience and will serve as the ultimate destination for anyone looking to relax, heal
and reduce their stress.
Swedish & Deep Tissue
Massages
50-minute: $80
80-minute: $110
10 SESSION MASSAGE CARDS
50-minute: $750
80 minute: $1050
Reflexology
50-minute: $85
80-minute: $115
10 SESSION MASSAGE CARDS
50-minute: $800
Hot Stone Massage
50 minute: $95
80 minute: $125
10 SESSION MASSAGE CARDS
50-minute: $900
Aromatherapy Massage
50-minute: $85
80 minute: $115
Prenatal Massage
50-minute: $85
80-minute: $115
Facials
50-minute: $85
10 SESSION MASSAGE CARDS
50-minute: $800
Massage cards good for one year from
date of purchase
Cancellation policy: You may reschedule
your appointment, 24 hours prior to your
scheduled appointment.
18 Kaplen JCC ON THE PALISADES
Sept./Oct. 2009 Elul| Tishri| Cheshvan
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ENDOWMENTS: A LOVING LEGACY
Over the years, endowment funds have enabled the JCC to
enhance our programs and services and respond to challenges
within our community. We thank you for making a commitment
to our agency and our future.
Types of Endowments
Endowment funds allow you to give in personal and creative
ways. They can be named to:
• Honor the memory of a loved one
• Recognize a family member or friend on a special occasion
• Meet the goals of a family foundation
Benefits
• They can be earmarked for an existing JCC service or
program, allowing you to support a cause or interest that is
important to you.
• They can be named for a loved one, allowing you to honor or
remember someone meaningful in your life.
• They are gifts that “keep on giving.” Only a small amount of
your fund’s value is expended each year,
so the fund lives on — helping people in need
and perpetuating the memory of the person you are honoring.
• Can be tailored in many ways to meet your philanthropic
needs.
How to Establish an Endowment Fund
Center Leadership
For a charitable, tax-deductible donation of $10,000 or more,
you can establish a personal endowment fund at the JCC. We
are continually evolving to meet the needs of our community
and we pride ourselves on our ability to offer programs and
services that enrich our members’ lives. The additional
revenue generated by personal endowment funds, makes it
possible to offer the new and dynamic programs. Please,
consider establishing a personal endowment and help us
address important needs in our community.
PRESIDENT
Robin Miller
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Avi A. Lewinson, LCSW, ACSW
CENTER OFFICERS
To set up an endowment or to learn more about giving
opportunities at the JCC, please contact Avi A. Lewinson,
Executive Director, JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton
Avenue, Tenafly, New Jersey 07670. Call 201.569.7900, ext.
1412 or email [email protected]
VICE PRESIDENTS
Tina Guberman
JoJo Rubach
Pearl Seiden
Mark Shirvan
Melanie Zingler
Tribute Cards
TREASURER
Jodi Scherl
Donations can be made to individual endowment funds in
honor of a special occasion such as a wedding or
anniversary, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, the birth of a child, or in
memory of loved ones. The JCC sends notification cards to
recipients and publishes the tributes in our monthly newspaper,
In The Center. The minimum donation for a tribute card is $18.
Who is honored?
He who honors others.
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Ethics of the Fathers
TRIBUTES
21st Century Fund
From Hon and George Hantgan to
Karen Roth in memory of her mother,
Julia Rosen, with deepest sympathy
Athletic Fund for Community Health
Programs
From Avi A. Lewinson and Susan
Shlanger to Stella, Alan and Jonathan
Fass with congratulations on
Jonathan's earning his Doctorate in
Physical Therapy
Batya Barzelay Israeli Culture and Art
Fund
From Tammy Levy and Esther Mazor to
Galit Sacajiu with congratulations on
being honored as Woman of the Year at
Beit Chabad
Walter and Phyllis Berkowitz Jewish
Education Fund
From Jodi and Saul Scherl to Polly and
Gabriel Bousbib in recognition of their
honor: Mazel Tov!
Bernstein-Slote Memorial Fund for Senior
Computer Literacy
To Muriel Fleischer in memory of her
husband, Jerry Fleischer, with deepest
sympathy from the following:
Millie and Sy Graye
Bob and Carol Slote Bernstein
Sonja Simon
Mona and Dave Mozur
Diana Maher
Helene and Mark Levin
Sondra Gabe
Eileen Eastham
Thelma Cohen
Debra Turitz
Mary Mandel
Melanie and Barry Zingler
Eleanor and Edward Epstein
Millie and Murray Weiss
From Bob and Carol Slote Bernstein to
Lois Glass in honor of her special
birthday
From Bob and Carol Slote Bernstein to
Dr. Saul Hoffman with caring thoughts
From Carol Slote Bernstein to Ms. Elie
Stone in honor of her grandson
Jonathan A. Stone's graduation cum
laude from George Washington
University
From Bob and Carol Slote Bernstein to
Joseph Eisner in honor of his special
birthday
Moshe Bialer Memorial Fund for
Catastrophic Illness
From Gineen Weiss to Deborah and Dr.
Richard Roberts in honor of the birth of
their grandson, Lincoln Miller
From Gineen Weiss to Diane and John
Burkhart in honor of their daughter
Amanda's college graduation
From Gineen, Donald, Lauren and
Margot Weiss to Stuart, Zvia, and
Alison Herrmann in memory of their
mother, Margie May, with deepest
sympathy on their loss
The Notis, Grabell, Schindler, Suede,
Miller, Alster, Sherry, Shevin, Fox,
Dersovitz, Kugler, and Hirschberg
families
From Gineen Weiss to Sharon and
Peter Kestenbaum in honor of their
daughter Lori's graduation from
medical school
To Pearl Seiden in honor of her
daughter Anna's graduation, from:
Robin and Alan Miller
Avi A. Lewinson and Susan Shlanger
Sharon and Peter Kestenbaum
Stella and Alan Fass
To Esther and Shmulik Mazor in honor
of their son Joseph receiving his Ph.D.
from Harvard from the following:
Gineen Weiss
Avi A. Lewinson and Susan Shlanger
From Bonnie and Corey Notis to Alan
Nacht in memory of his father, with
deepest condolences
Rina Bialer Memorial Scholarship Fund
From Bonnie and Corey Notis to Gloria
Nelson in memory of her father, with
deepest sympathy
From Robin and Alan Miller to Rochelle
Schneider in her honor, in recognition of
33 years of service to the JCC, wishing
her a well-deserved and restful
retirement
Anita & Howard Blatt Family Fund for
Nursery School Enhancement
From Avi A. Lewinson and Susan
Shlanger to Catherine and Dr. Jonathan
Shapiro in memory of their son Jacob,
with heartfelt sympathy
From Bonnie and Corey Notis to
Michele Kronfeld in memory of her
father, with deepest sympathy
From Pearl Seiden and family to Lisa
Beth Meisel with congratulations on
receiving the Russell Berrie Young
Leadership Award
From Mariam P. Davis to Delores
Bickoff in memory of her sister, with
sincere condolences
From Mariam P. Davis to Ms. Bobbie
Schuman in memory of her beloved
husband, Jerry, with deepest sympathy
From Debbie and Gerry Davis to Galit
Sacajiu in recognition of being honored
at the Lubavitch on the Palisades'
Annual Women's Dinner
To Debbie Davis from the following in
recognition of being honored by
Solomon Schechter Day School of
Bergen County at their Annual Journal
Dinner:
Sharon and Neil Danzger
Robin and Alan Miller
Avi A. Lewinson and Susan Shlanger
Marion & Curt de Jonge Classical Music
Fund
From Marion and Curt de Jonge to
Linda and Mark Greene in fond memory
of Carol Wein
Dor L’Dor Early Childhood Fund
From Pearl Seiden to Sue and James
Gelsey in memory of Sue's grandfather,
Jules Chayt, with deepest sympathy
From Robin and Alan Miller to Susan
Shlanger and Avi Lewinson in honor of
Elie's graduation from Middle School
To Nancy Brown in her honor, with
congratulations from the following on
receiving the Committee Chairmanship
Award at the JCC's Annual Meeting:
Kathy and Richard Leventhal
Robin and Alan Miller
Pearl Seiden and family
Pam Dersovitz
Sue and James Gelsey
From Pearl Seiden to Stella and Alan
Fass in recognition of their son
Jonathan's earning his Doctorate in
Physical Therapy
From the Sterman family to Mrs. Gillian
Garret in memory of her mother, Carol
Stollwerk, with deepest sympathy
From Avi A. Lewinson and Susan
Shlanger to Howard Brown wishing him
a speedy recovery
Sharon and Neil Danzger Fund for
Seniors
Nancy and Howard Brown Camp Kadima
Scholarship Fund
From Michele and Steven Sweetwood
to Michele Kronfeld in memory of her
father, with deepest sympathy
To Dan Kagan in memory of Dan's
beloved father, Leonard Kagan, with
deepest sympathy from:
Michele and Steven Sweetwood
Nancy and Jeffrey Schondorf
Brunell Family Scholarship Fund for New
Arrivals
From Susanne Brunell to Alex Brook in
memory of his wife, Martha Brook, with
deepest sympathy
Camp Dream Street - The Pearl Seiden
Summer Program for Children with
Cancer and Other Blood Disorders
To Michele Kronfeld in memory of her
father, Edward Klar, with deepest
sympathy from the following:
Bonnie and Corey Notis
Ronnie and Edward A. Grossmann
From Pearl Seiden and family to Chris
Parrilli with congratulations on receiving
the Staff Recognition Award at the
JCC's Annual Meeting
To Sharon and Neil Danzger in memory
of Neil's father, Morris Danzger, with
deepest sympathy from the following:
Esther Mazor
Dana and James Adler
Debbie and Gerald Davis
Eleanor and Edward Epstein
From Sharon and Neil Danzger to Sue
and James Gelsey in memory of Sue's
grandfather, Jules Chayt, with deepest
sympathy
From Sharon and Neil Danzger to Sara
Lewis in memory of her grandfather,
Irving Lewis, with deepest sympathy
From Shirley K. Shultz to Vickie Malka
in memory of her brother, Shalom Ades,
with deepest sympathy
Davis Family Camp Scholarship Fund in
Memory of John Ignatius Davis
From Mariam P. Davis to Otto Salmon in
memory of his brother, Alfred, with
deepest sympathy
From Monique Banks and Cori Chertoff
to Julie Trifon in memory of Laurie
Edelstein, with deepest sympathy
To Felicia Glantz in memory of her
beloved husband Manny, with deepest
sympathy from:
Syril Rubin
Robin and Alan Miller
Sharon and Neil Danzger
Tina and Howard Guberman
Elle and JoJo Rubach
Debbie and Gerry Davis
Sara and Joshua Levinson
Melanie and Barry Zingler
Benay and Steven Taub
Pearl Seiden and family
Lauren Glubo
Carol Schulter
Robbie and Adam Fried
Avi A. Lewinson and Susan Shlanger
Gineen, Don, Lauren and Margot Weiss
Jeffrey & Jami Dorf Children of the Heart
Fund
From Avi A. Lewinson and Susan
Shlanger to Tami Luchow Sachs with
congratulations on being part of the
Inaugural Women's B'not Mitzvah Class
at Temple Emanu-El
From Avi A. Lewinson and Susan
Shlanger to Dr. Anya Luchow Liberman
with congratulations on being part of
the Inaugural Women's B'not Mitzvah
Class at Temple Emanu-El
SECRETARY
Michael Kollender
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Eleanor Epstein, Chair
Murray Beer
Martin Bernstein
Nancy I. Brown
Ned Feldman
Ira Fish
Dr. Sandra Gold
Seymour Graye
Edward A. Grossmann
Dr. Saul Hoffman
Charles Klatskin
Richard Kurtz
Dr. Martin S. Levitt
Myron Rosner
Philip Rothman
Daniel Rubin
Sy Sadinoff
Abe Schlussel
Sidney Schonfeld
Norman Seiden
Stanley Shirvan
Henry Taub
Ruth Warshauer
Bernard Weinflash
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
James Ackerman
Dana Adler
Eric Aroesty
Angelica Berrie
Sam Blumenstyk
Michael Blumenthal
Nancy G. Brown
Howard Charish
Sharon Danzger
Deborah Davis
Claude Devillers
Steven Epstein
Merle Fish
Gayle Gerstein
Robert S. Greenberg
William Guttenberg
Dr. Bernard Hammer
Dori Kirshner
Mindy Lavin
Jeffrey Levitt
Dr. Jonathan Mangot
Lisa Beth Meisel
Neal Merker
Dianne Nashel
Bonnie Notis
Ann Oster
Susan Penn
Martin Perlman
Elana Prezant
David Rosenblatt
Dana Runyon
Avi Sacajiu
Lori Sackler
Caryn Sherry
Benay Taub
Ira Taub
Iris Wormser
Barry Zeller
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Andrew Adelson
Marvin Eiseman
Ilene Fish
Wilson Kaplen
William Lippman
Mark Metzger
Patricia Rosen
Inge Trachtenberg
Charles Wayte
HONORARY BOARD MEMBER
Congressman Steven R. Rothman
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EMERITUS
George Hantgan
201.569.7900
www.jccotp.org
From Avi A. Lewinson and
Susan Shlanger to Mira Mrantz
with congratulations on being
part of the Inaugural Women's
B'not Mitzvah Class at Temple
Emanu-El
From Avi A. Lewinson and
Susan Shlanger to Chris Parrilli
and Georgette Smith with
congratulations and best wishes
on the newest additions to their
family, and welcome to Adriana
Brooke
Norman Eisenberg Memorial Fund
for Performing Arts for Bikur
Cholim
From Carol Schulter to Rabbi
Shammai Engelmayer with get
well wishes
From Carol Schulter to Ellen and
Mark Kaplan in memory of
Mark's father, Paul Kaplan, with
deepest sympathy
From Carol Schulter and
Samantha Eisenberg to Lisa
Sternbach and family in memory
of Joe Bieger, with deepest
sympathy on their loss
Beth Alana & Rachel Emma
Federman Fund for Special
Children
From Joanne and Vince Intrieri
to Karen and Gary Singer in
memory of Gary's mother,
Dorothy Singer, with deepest
sympathy
Friendly Neighbors Programs
Fund
From Susan and Deane Penn to
Barbara Wild in memory of
Stanley Wild, with sincere
condolences
From Helene and Larry
Schwartz to Burt Friedman in
memory of his son, Larry
Friedman, with sincere
condolences
Sandra & Arnold Gold Fund for
Rehabilitation Services
From Avi A. Lewinson and
Susan Shlanger to Dr. Arnold
Gold with congratulations on
being honored at the 20th
anniversary celebration of the
Arnold P. Gold Foundation
Sally & Murray Goldis Parenting
Center Fund
From Esta Frankel to Mark
Lichtenstein and Zoe Samuel in
honor of their marriage, with
congratulations and best wishes
From Michele and Steven
Sweetwood to John Weiss in
memory of Sonia Weiss, with
deepest sympathy
From Carol Schulter to Sharon
and Peter Kestenbaum in their
daughter's honor, with
congratulations on her
graduation from medical school
From Nancy and Jeffrey
Schondorf to Michele Kronfeld
in memory of her father, with
deepest sympathy
From Carol Schulter to Gineen
and Don Weiss with
congratulations on the arrival of
their new granddaughter,
Veronica
Eleanor & Edward Epstein Camp
Tikvah Scholarship Fund for
Handicapped Children
From Jodi, Mark, Brett, Jessie,
Amanda and Erika Epstein to
Jeff Kurtz with congratulations
and best wishes on his special
birthday
From Jodi and Mark Epstein to
Barbara Wild in loving memory
of her husband Stanley
From Sue and James Gelsey to
Bernie Hammer in his honor, in
recognition of receiving the
Advanced Leadership Award at
the JCC's Annual Meeting
From Eleanor and Edward
Epstein to Karen and Gary
Singer in memory of Gary's
mother, Dorothy Singer, with
deepest sympathy
From Eleanor and Eddie Epstein
to Roberta Brener wishing her a
speedy and uneventful recovery
From Eleanor and Eddie Epstein
to Bill Kurtzer with heartfelt
condolences on the loss of his
beloved father, Dr. Morris
Kurtzer
From Eleanor and Edward
Epstein to Bernie Koster in
recognition of his being honored
by Englewood Hospital and
Medical Center
From Eleanor and Ed Epstein to
Mrs. Alissa Lurie and Ms. Randy
Wagner in memory of their
beloved mother, Rhoda Wagner
Renee & Steve Erenburg Camp
Scholarship Fund
From Eleanor and Edward
Epstein to Renee and Steve
Erenburg in memory of Steve's
brother, Barry, with sincere
condolences
Goldman-Pittel Family Fund for
Early Childhood Professional
Development
From Robin Miller to Stephanie
Pittel in her honor, with
congratulations on becoming
President of the Women's
Division of UJA Federation
Bob & Helen Goody Early
Childhood Scholarship Fund
From Helen Goody in loving
memory of Bob Goody
From Inge and Paul Wolff to
Mrs. Helen Cohn in honor of her
special birthday, with best
wishes
Rudy Graf Health & Cardiac
Fitness Fund
From Helen Graf and Family to
Sharon and Neil Danzger in
memory of Neil's father, Morris
Danzger, with deepest
sympathy
From Helen Graf and Family to
Linda Brisman in honor of the
birth of her granddaughter, and
the Bar Mitzvah of her grandson
From Faye, Glen, Max and Lisa
Graye to Millie Graye in her
honor, wishing her a happy
Mother's Day
From Gineen Weiss to Stella
and Alan Fass in honor of their
son Jonathan earning his
Doctorate in Physical Therapy
To Millie and Sy Graye in honor
of their 60th wedding
anniversary, with congratulations and best wishes from:
Barbara Zimmerman
Pearl Seiden, Rebecca and
Taylor, Ben, Marah, and Anna
From Faye, Glen, Max and Lisa
Graye to Sy Graye wishing him
a happy Father's Day
From Bruce Graye to Millie and
Sy Graye in honor of Sy on his
birthday and on Father's Day, in
honor of Millie on Mother's Day,
and in recognition of receiving
the Volunteers of the Year Award
at the JCC's Annual Meeting
Grossmann Family Fund for
Neurologically Impaired Youth
To Diane and Alan Schneider in
honor of the marriage of their
daughter Lynn to Marc Wolf,
with congratulations and best
wishes from:
Gineen Weiss
Robin and Alan Miller
From Jodi and Saul Scherl to
Freyda and Richard Simon in
honor of their 50th wedding
anniversary, with congratulations and best wishes
From Florence Weinstein to
Joyce and Jack Schwartzberg in
memory of Jack's mother, with
sincere condolences
From Jodi and Saul Scherl to
Nancy Epstien in memory of
Lillian Horwich, with deepest
sympathy
JCC Music School William
Thurnauer Memorial Scholarship
Fund
From Avi A. Lewinson and
Susan Shlanger to Michael
Reingold in honor of the birth of
his nephew
James H. Grossmann Memorial
Fund for the Celebration of
Jewish Book Month
From Inge and Paul Wolff to Eva
Holzer with best wishes on her
special birthday
To Ronnie and Edward
Grossmann in honor of the
marriage of their son Ricky, with
congratulations and best wishes
from the following:
Robin and Alan Miller
Avi A. Lewinson and Susan
Shlanger
Chuck Guttenberg Center for the
Physically Challenged Fund
To Aden and Bill Guttenberg in
honor of their marriage, with
congratulations and best wishes
from:
Judy and Bill Karp
Pearl Seiden
Robin and Alan Miller
Avi A. Lewinson and Susan
Shlanger
Debra and Mark Hirschberg Fund
for Special Pets Helping Special
People
From Elle and JoJo Rubach to
Cami Rubach in her honor
To Millie and Sy Graye in their
honor, from the following in
recognition of receiving the
Volunteers of the Year Award at
the JCC's Annual Meeting:
Barbara and Norman Seiden
Pearl Seiden, Rebecca and
Taylor, Ben, Marah, and Anna
Robin and Alan Miller
Mildred and Murray Weiss
Sue and James Gelsey
Barbara Zimmerman
From Debra and Mark
Hirschberg to Wendy and Alan
Nacht in memory of Alan's
beloved father, Melvin Nacht
From Gineen Weiss to Anita
Miller and Alex Rodriguez in
honor of their son Alex's
graduation with honors from the
Port Authority Police Academy
JCC General Scholarship Fund
From Diane Schneider to Dr.
Jonathan Fass in his honor, in
recognition of earning his
Doctorate Physical Therapy
From Elle and JoJo Rubach to
Tessa Rubach in her honor
From Gineen Weiss to Anita
Miller and Alex Rodriguez in
honor of their son Julian's
graduation from Western
Connecticut State University
From Dana and James Adler to
Jeffrey Topfer in memory of his
mother, Minna Topfer, with
deepest sympathy
To Sondra Teichman in memory
of her father, Milton Teichman,
with deepest sympathy from:
Ann Hardy
Jennie Katsaros
Edie Garbowitz
Dr. Saida Baxt
Beverly Richmond
Fran and Mike Grabow
Catherine Brefach Newman and
Mary Brefach
Seymour & Mildred Graye
Therapeutic Nursery Scholarship
Fund
From Syril Rubin to Mr. and Mrs.
Richard Ferdinando in their
honor, with thanks
honor of the birth of Cameron
Shane Garrett
From Dean Hirschberg and
family to Allie Chaves in memory
of Allie's father, Mark Chaves,
with deepest sympathy
Eva & Erich Holzer Nursery
Scholarship Fund
To Eva Holzer in honor of her
special birthday, with best
wishes from:
Grace Schlein
Robert and Viviana Holzer
Syril Rubin
Eleanor and Eddie Epstein
Avi A. Lewinson and Susan
Shlanger
From Eleanor and Edward
Epstein to Eva Holzer in her
honor, with appreciation
From Dana and James Adler to
Gillian and Steve Garrett in
To Evelyn Teichman in memory
of her husband, Milton
Teichman, with deepest
sympathy from:
Catherine Brefach Newman and
Mary Brefach
Karen Ratzan and Elsie, Judy,
John, Lee, Jill, Aaron and
Jennifer
Jenna's Rainbow Foundation
Fund for Camp Dream Street
To Louise Sansone in memory
of her mother, Matilda Lopez,
with deepest sympathy from:
Hali Pine
Stella and Alan Fass
Linda, Michael and Ryan
Berkowitz
Lois Mendelson, Anita Miller,
Lisa Sternbach, Faye Graye,
Gineen Weiss, and the staff of
the Therapeutic Nursery
From Sharon and Doug
Potolsky to Bonnie Notis in
honor of her appointment to the
JCC's Board of Directors
From Pearl Seiden, Rebecca
and Taylor, Ben, Marah and
Anna, to Sharon and Peter
Kestenbaum in honor of their
daughter Lori's graduation from
medical school
Kaplen Family Adult Reach Center
From Madeline and Bernard
Hammer in memory of
Madeline's father, David
Weinman
To Drs. Madeline and Bernard
Hammer in memory of
Madeline's father, David
Weinman, with deepest
sympathy from:
Syril Rubin
Pearl Seiden
Eleanor and Ed Epstein
Barbara and Norman Seiden
The Rubach family
Robin and Alan Miller
Tina and Howard Guberman
Avi A. Lewinson and Susan
Shlanger
Chris and Alan Feldman
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From Avi A. Lewinson and
Susan Shlanger to Josephine
Nowicki in memory of her
husband, Philip Nowicki, with
deepest sympathy
To Wendy and Alan Nacht in
memory of Alan's father, Melvin
Nacht, with deepest sympathy
from Robin and Alan Miller,
Rosalie and Lon Rosen, Susan
Blickman, Debra and Mark
Hirschberg, Lori and Chuck
Ludmer, Deborah and Ken
Tuchman, Debbie Schwartz,
Judy and Sylvain Siboni, Eva
and Alan Litt, Robin and Steven
Abramow, Debbie and Kenny
Schindler, Michele and Matthew
Grabell, Caryn Sherry, Lynne
Hendler, Linda and Marty Katz,
Cecy and Steven Siegler, and
Lynne and Mark Hirschhorn
From Lee Langbaum to Jeffrey
Kurtz in memory of his
grandfather, Sol Berger, with
sincere condolences
From Lee Langbaum to Ira
Cohen in memory of his mother,
with deepest sympathy
From Lee Langbaum to Ann
Beinhacker in honor of her
special birthday
From Lee Langbaum to Jodi
and Mark Epstein in honor of
the engagement of their son,
with congratulations and best
wishes
From Lee Langbaum to Dr.
Monte Keen in memory of his
beloved mother, with deepest
sympathy
To Harriet Nacht in memory of
Melvin Nacht, with deepest
sympathy from Robin and Alan
Miller, Rosalie and Lon Rosen,
Susan Blickman, Debra and
Mark Hirschberg, Lori and
Chuck Ludmer, Deborah and
Ken Tuchman, Debbie
Schwartz, Judy and Sylvain
Siboni, Eva and Alan Litt, Robin
and Steven Abramow, Debbie
and Kenny Schindler, Michele
and Matthew Grabell, Caryn
Sherry, Lynne Hendler, Linda
and Marty Katz, Cecy and
Steven Siegler, and Lynne and
Mark Hirschhorn
From Lee Langbaum to Neal
Schulman in memory of Neal's
father, with deepest sympathy
Kaplen Family Maccabi
Scholarship Fund
From Lee Langbaum to Tobi
Weinstein in memory of her
mother, with deepest sympathy
To Sara Lewis in memory of her
grandfather, Irving Lewis, with
deepest sympathy from:
Gineen Weiss
Sue and James Gelsey
From Lee Langbaum to Shari
Lang in memory of her father,
Allen, with deepest sympathy
From Lee Langbaum to Lynne
and Charles Klatskin in honor of
receiving the 2009 Founders'
Award at Temple Emanu-El's
81st Anniversary Dinner Dance
From Lee Langbaum to John
Weiss in memory of John's wife,
Sonia, with deepest sympathy
From Lee Langbaum to Gloria
and Leon Miller in their honor,
with congratulations on their
20th anniversary
From Sue and James Gelsey to
Chris Parrilli in his honor, in
recognition of receiving the Staff
Recognition Award at the JCC's
Annual Meeting
From Ethan, Ezra and Aidan
Hunter to Lee Langbaum in
memory of their grandfather,
Eric Langbaum
Neil Klatskin Day Camp
Scholarship Fund established by
Lynne & Charles Klatskin
From Lee Langbaum to Ethel
Mittleman in honor of her
special birthday
To Sue and James Gelsey in
memory of Sue's grandfather,
Jules Chayt, with deepest
sympathy from:
Stella and Alan Fass
Avi A. Lewinson and Susan
Shlanger
To Lynne and Charles Klatskin in
recognition of receiving the
Founders' Award from Temple
Emanu-El from:
Sharon and Neil Danzger
Berit and Martin Bernstein
To Charles Klatskin with best
wishes for a speedy recovery
from:
Eleanor and Edward Epstein
Avi A. Lewinson and Susan
Shlanger
Ruth & Max Klingenstein
Scholarship for Rehabilitation
Services
From Lee Langbaum to Kyle
Lapidus with congratulations on
his graduation
From Lee Langbaum to Jodi
Heimler in memory of Jodi's
grandmother, with sincere
condolences
From Lee Langbaum to Michele
Kronfeld in memory of her
father, with sincere condolences
Seymour "Cy" Leslie Memorial
Fund for Music and the
Performing Arts
To Carol Leslie from the
following in honor of her son
Ben's graduation from Fairleigh
Dickinson University:
Avi A. Lewinson and Susan
Shlanger
Sharon and Peter Kestenbaum
To Kathy Eisler with
congratulations on being part of
the Inaugural Women's B'not
Mitzvah Class at Temple
Emanu-El from:
Rebecca Finck
Avi A. Lewinson and Susan
Shlanger
From Avi A. Lewinson and
Susan Shlanger to Steve Horvitz
in memory of his father, with
deepest sympathy
Eric Langbaum Fund for ARC
Special Events
From Avi A. Lewinson and
Susan Shlanger to Deborah and
Dr. Richard Roberts in honor of
the birth of their grandson,
Lincoln Miller, with congratulations and best wishes
From Lee Langbaum to Sidney
Merians in memory of his
brother, with deepest sympathy
From Lee Langbaum to Elaine
and Mike Adler in celebration of
Mike's birthday and their special
anniversary
From Steve Horvitz to Carol
Leslie in loving memory of her
father, Seymour "Cy" Leslie
Marty Levitt Basketball League
Fund
From Roberta and Marty Levitt
to Steve Hirsch with best
wishes for a speedy recovery
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TRIBUTES CONTINUED
Marty & Roberta Levitt Family
Fund for Nursery School
To Roberta and Marty Levitt in
memory of Roberta's sister,
Connie Okin, with sincere
condolences from:
Berit and Martin Bernstein
Deborah and Richard Viapiano
From Roberta and Marty Levitt
to Dr. Abe Schaffer in memory
of his beloved brother, Sylven
Schaffer
From Roberta and Marty Levitt
to Alan Feldman in memory of
his beloved father, Julius
Feldman
From Roberta and Marty Levitt
to Dr. Robert Panzer and family
in memory of Phyllis Panzer,
beloved mother and
grandmother
From Roberta and Marty Levitt
to Laura Katz in memory of her
beloved mother, Isabel Freireich,
with deepest sympathy
From Roberta and Marty Levitt
to Mrs. Sandy Katz in memory
of her husband, Kenneth Katz,
with deepest sympathy
Sarah and Mel Lubin Judaic
Scholar-in-Residence Fund
From Avi A. Lewinson and
Susan Shlanger to Stephanie
Rosner with congratulations on
being part of the Inaugural
Women's B'not Mitzvah Class at
Temple Emanu-El
From Avi A. Lewinson and
Susan Shlanger to Chris and
Alan Feldman in memory of
Alan's father, Julius Feldman,
with deepest sympathy
From Avi A. Lewinson and
Susan Shlanger to Diane Fink
with congratulations on being
part of the Inaugural Women's
B'not Mitzvah Class at Temple
Emanu-El
From Avi A. Lewinson and
Susan Shlanger to Karen Singer
with congratulations on being
part of the Inaugural Women's
B'not Mitzvah Class at Temple
Emanu-El
From Avi A. Lewinson and
Susan Shlanger to Carol Rubin
with congratulations on being
part of the Inaugural Women's
B'not Mitzvah Class at Temple
Emanu-El
Anna & Neal Merker Scholarship
Fund for Children of Single
Parents
From Robin Miller to Neal
Merker in his honor, with
appreciation for co-chairing the
Rubin Run
Lillian Miller Klein Senior Citizen
Civic and Social Activity Fund
To Robin and Alan Miller in
honor of their son Benji's
graduation from the University
of Michigan from:
Pearl Seiden and family
Barbara and Norman Seiden
Avi A. Lewinson and Susan
Shlanger
Sharon and Peter Kestenbaum
From Debbie Schwartz and
family to Benji Miller in honor of
his graduation from the
University of Michigan
From Robin Miller to Saul Scherl
in his honor, with appreciation
for co-chairing the Rubin Run
From Robin Miller to Jon
Mangot in his honor, with
appreciation for co-chairing the
Rubin Run
From Robin Miller to Melanie
Zingler in her honor, with
appreciation for coordinating
the volunteers for the Rubin Run
From Robin and Alan Miller to
Jodi Scherl in honor of being
chairperson at the JCC's Annual
Meeting
From Robin and Alan Miller to
Chris Parrilli with
congratulations on receiving the
Staff Recognition Award at the
JCC's Annual Meeting
From Robin and Alan Miller to
Bernie Hammer with
congratulations on receiving the
Advanced Leadership Award at
the JCC's Annual Meeting
From Robin and Alan Miller to
Eric Aroesty with congratulations on being appointed to
the JCC's Board of Directors
From Robin and Alan Miller to
Lisa Beth Meisel with Congratulations on receiving the Russell
Berrie Young Leadership Award
From Kathy and Richard
Leventhal to Robin Miller in her
honor, with appreciation
From Robin, Alan, Danielle,
Benji, and Melissa Miller to Fran
and Josh Weingast in honor of
their daughter Joanna's Bat
Mitzvah
From Dana and James Adler to
David Malamed in memory of
Paul Malamed, with deepest
sympathy
From Robin and Alan Miller to
Sharon and Jeff Kurtz, Kim and
Joe Spadaccini, and Pam Kurtz
with deepest sympathy on the
loss of Sol Berger, beloved
grandfather
From Robin, Alan, Danielle,
Benji, and Melissa Miller to
Carole Blancato and family in
memory of Carole's beloved
father, Arnold Sherman
To Robin and Alan Miller in
memory of Alan's uncle,
Howard Miller, with deepest
sympathy from:
Bonnie and Corey Notis
Avi A. Lewinson and Susan
Shlanger
Louis and Sarah Mindich Family
Fund for Camp Dream Street
From Lisa and Eddie Sternbach
to Felicia Glantz in memory of
her beloved husband, Manny
Glantz
Louis and Sarah Mindich Family
Therapeutic Nursery Scholarship
Fund
From Sharon and Neil Danzger
to Lisa Sternbach in memory of
her father, Joseph Bieger, with
deepest sympathy
From Gineen Weiss to Lisa and
Ed Sternbach in honor of
Jacyln's graduation from NYU
From Gineen Weiss to Lisa
Bernholz Balsam and Bruce
Balsam in honor of their
daughter Gillian's graduation
from Boston University
From Gineen Weiss to Lisa
Bernholz Balsam and Bruce
Balsam in honor of their
daughter Brianna's graduation
from Tenafly High School
From Avi A. Lewinson and
Susan Shlanger to the
Sternbach and Bieger families in
memory of Lisa's father and
Elaine's husband, Joseph
Bieger
Martin Perlman & Jo-Ann Hassan
Holocaust Education Institute
Fund
From Avi A. Lewinson and
Susan Shlanger to Debbie
Guedalia with congratulations
on being part of the Inaugural
Women's B'not Mitzvah Class at
Temple Emanu-El
From Avi A. Lewinson and
Susan Shlanger to JoAnn
Hassan-Perlman with
congratulations on being part of
the Inaugural Women's B'not
Mitzvah Class at Temple
Emanu-El
Ethel & Irving Plutzer Fund for the
Shirah Choir
From Dr. and Mrs. Irving Plutzer
to Theda Kogon in honor of her
special birthday with best
wishes
David D. Reisman Fund for
Aquatics
From Lori and Michael Sackler
to Janie Lerrer in memory of
Rose Saginaw, with deepest
sympathy
Eva and Leon Rubach Holocaust
Education Fund
From Elle and JoJo Rubach to
Sharon and Jeff Kurtz in
memory of Jeff's grandfather,
Sol Berger, with deepest
sympathy
From Elle and JoJo Rubach to
David Malamed in memory of
his father, Paul Malamed, with
deepest sympathy
From Elle, JoJo, Bri, Tessa, and
Cami Rubach to Dan Kagan in
memory of his father, Leonard
Kagan, with deepest sympathy
From Elle and JoJo Rubach to
Amy Eagan in honor of her Bat
Mitzvah
From Elle and JoJo Rubach to
Wendy and Alan Nacht in
memory of Alan's father, Melvin
Nacht, with deepest sympathy
From Pearl Seiden and family to
Chris and Alan Feldman in
memory of Alan's father, Julius
Feldman, with deepest
sympathy
From Elle and JoJo Rubach to
Kim and Joe Spadaccini in
memory of Kim's grandfather,
Sol Berger, with deepest
sympathy
From Elle, JoJo, Bri, Tessa and
Cami Rubach to Margaret and
Stanley Mankovsky with
congratulations on Andrew's
Bar Mitzvah
Syril & Leonard Rubin Family
Nursery School Scholarship Fund
From Syril Rubin to Dr. Sam
Shapiro in memory of his
grandson, Jacob Aron, with
sincere condolences
From Avi A. Lewinson and
Susan Shlanger to Sharon and
Jeff Kurtz in memory of Jeff's
grandfather, Sol Berger, with
deepest sympathy
From Avi A. Lewinson and
Susan Shlanger to Kim and Joe
Spadaccini in memory of Kim's
grandfather, Sol Berger, with
deepest sympathy
Senior Citizen Nutrition Fund
Leonard & Syril Rubin Maccabi
Scholarship Fund
From Stella Fass and Gail Kahn
to Diane and John Burkhart in
memory of Diane's stepfather,
William Conklin, with deepest
sympathy
From Syril Rubin to Stella, Alan
and Jonathan Fass with
congratulations on Jonathan's
receiving his Doctorate in
Physical Therapy
From Elle and JoJo Rubach to
Avi Lewinson and Susan
Shlanger in honor of their son
Jacob's Bar Mitzvah: Mazel Tov!
To Sara Lewis in memory of her
grandfather, Irving Lewis, with
deepest sympathy from
Stella Fass
Avi A. Lewinson and Susan
Shlanger
Sheila & Abe Schlussel Jewish
Festival Fund
From Ellen Cohen and family to
Steve Horvitz in memory of his
beloved father, with deepest
sympathy
From Cynthia and Stanley Low
to Renee Berger in memory of
her father, Sol Berger, with
sincere condolences
From Gloria and Aaron
Rosenblatt to Mr. and Mrs. Jack
Schwartzberg in memory of
Jack's mother, with deepest
sympathy
From Stella and Alan Fass to Dr.
and Mrs. Jonathan Shapiro in
memory of their son Jacob, with
sincere condolences
From Sheila and Abe Schlussel
to Betty and Zeev Scharf with
best wishes on the latest
addition to their very special
family
From Cynthia and Stanley Low
to Ira Cohen in memory of his
mother, with deepest sympathy
From Sheila and Abe Schlussel
to Olga and Louis Anhalt with
congratulations and best wishes
on their granddaughter's
marriage
From Marcie Cappell to Peggy
Edelson in memory of Ralph
Silberthau, with deepest
sympathy
From Sheila and Abe Schlussel
to Judy and Bernie Raab with
congratulations on their many
simchas
From Sheila and Abe Schlussel
to Susan and Robert Rabkin
with congratulations and best
wishes on their daughter
Jackie's graduation from
Princeton
Hildegard & Sidney Schonfeld
College Scholarship Fund
From Avi A. Lewinson and
Susan Shlanger to Sidney
Schonfeld in recognition of
being honored by Holy Name
Hospital at their Annual Meeting
Bertha (Bu Bu) Schwartz Fund for
Jewish Book Month
From Tina and Howard
Guberman to Pam and Larry
Adler in memory of Larry's
father, Eric Adler, with deepest
sympathy
From Tina and Howard
Guberman to Wendy and Alan
Nacht in memory of Alan's
father, Melvin Nacht, with
sincere condolences
Anna & Samuel Seiden Fund for
Senior Adult Special Needs
From Robin and Alan Miller to
Barbara and Norman Seiden in
honor of their granddaughter
Anna's graduation from college
Barbara and Norman Seiden
Camp Dream Street Fund
To Barbara Seiden in honor of
her birthday, with best wishes
from:
Syril Rubin
Eleanor Epstein
Norman Seiden Leadership Fund
From Robin and Alan Miller to
Diane and Mark Seiden in honor
of their son Craig's graduation
from high school
From Robin and Alan Miller to
Barbara and Norman Seiden in
honor of the graduation of their
grandson, Craig Seiden, from
high school
Silberthau Family Camp
Scholarship Fund
Rabbi Isaac L. Swift Chair of
Judaic Studies
From Pearl Seiden and family to
Bernie Hammer with congratulations on receiving the
Advanced Leadership Award at
the JCC's Annual Meeting
Taub Family - Esther and Julius
Adler Fund for Senior Citizens
From Robin and Alan Miller to
Benay Taub with congratulations on being appointed to
the JCC's Board of Directors
Wallach-Kestenbaum Fund for
Teen Travel to Israel
To Sharon and Peter
Kestenbaum from the following
in honor of their daughter Lori's
attainment of her medical
degree from the University of
Pennsylvania:
Robin and Alan Miller
Stella and Alan Fass
Avi A. Lewinson and Susan
Shlanger
From Sharon and Peter
Kestenbaum to Esther and
Shmulik Mazor with
congratulations on their son
Joey's achievements
From Sharon and Peter
Kestenbaum to Diane and Alan
Schneider in honor of their
daughter Lynn’s marriage to
Marc Wolf, with congratulations
and best wishes
From Sharon and Peter
Kestenbaum to Stella and Alan
Fass with congratulations on
their son Jonathan's
achievements
Arleen and Chuck Wayte
Scholarship Fund for Families in
Need
From Arleen and Chuck Wayte
to Ann Klein with deepest
sympathy on the loss of her
brother
From Arleen and Chuck Wayte
to Bernard Sonin in honor of his
special birthday
From Arleen and Chuck Wayte
to Elyne Weener wishing her a
speedy recovery
From Arleen and Chuck Wayte
to Mr. and Mrs. Ira Hollenberg
and family with heartfelt
sympathy on the loss of Ira's
father, Harry
From Arleen and Chuck Wayte
to Mr. and Mrs. Mel Lamster
wishing Noel a strong recovery
From Arleen and Chuck Wayte
to Diane Clarke wishing her a
speedy recovery
From Arleen and Chuck Wayte
to Mr. and Mrs. Mel Horowitz
wishing them well in their new
home
From Arleen and Chuck Wayte
to Gail Kahn wishing her good
health
From Arleen and Chuck Wayte
to Linda Schneider with best
wishes following her recovery
Michelle Weiss Children's Tennis
Fund
From Jodi and Mark Epstein to
John Weiss in memory of his
wife, Sunny
Wormser Family Senior Services
Fund
From Debbie Beeber to Shelley
and Harvey Meyer with deepest
sympathy on the loss of
Shelley's beloved mother, Leah
Greenberg
From Robin and Alan Miller to
Iris and Alan Wormser in honor
of their daughter Hilary's
graduation from high school
Lynn & Steve Yablon Senior
Transportation Fund
To Bonnie Notis in her honor,
with congratulations from the
following on being appointed to
the JCC's Board of Directors:
Robin and Alan Miller
Pam and Roni Dersovitz
Kathy and Richard Leventhal
Renee Zwirn and Leslie Zwirn
Horowitz Fund for Camp Dream
Street established by the Wool
and Zavidow Families
To Elise Wool with
congratulations from the
following on being part of the
Inaugural Women's B'not
Mitzvah Class at Temple
Emanu-El:
The Meisel family
Sheryl and Andrew Budkofsky
and family
Avi A. Lewinson and Susan
Shlanger
Elyse, Andrew, Max, Zachary
and Joshua Kovar
To Stephane Zavidow with
congratulations from the
following on being part of the
Inaugural Women's B'not
Mitzvah Class at Temple
Emanu-El:
The Meisel family
Sheryl and Andrew Budkofsky
and family
Avi A. Lewinson and Susan
Shlanger
From Robin and Alan Miller to
Stephane and Steven Zavidow
in honor of their daughter
Bessie's Bat Mitzvah
From Elise, Harry, Madison,
Renee and Brian Wool to Louise
Sansone in memory of her
mother, Matilda Lopez, with
deepest sympathy
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Sharon Kestenbaum · Development Director
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Samantha Kantor · Customer Service Director
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PROGRAM STAFF
Carol Leslie · Program Director
Judy Belinfante · Adult Department Program Director
Stacy Budkofsky · Neil Klatskin Day Camp Director
Felicia Glantz · Early Childhood Director
Lauren Glubo · Kaplen Adult Reach Center
Recreational Therapist
Rabbi Steven H. Golden · Judaic Director
Jacqueline Guttman · School of Music Development Director
Allyson Carolan · School of Performing Arts Dance Director
Jessica Johnson · School of Music Comm. Manager
Rabbi Reuven Kimelman · JCC Scholar-in-Residence
Michal Kleiman · Children’s Services Director
Vivian Green Korner · Kaplen Adult Reach Center Director
Sheryl Lauchheimer · Early Childhood Program Supervisor
Shelley Levy · Guttenberg Center for
Special Services Director
Tammy Levy · Israel Connections Director
Sara Lewis · Teen Services Director
Colleen Lofaro · Special Services Program Supervisor
Pam Machefsky · Early Childhood Program Supervisor
Esther Mazor · Adult and Singles Director
Dr. Lois Mendelson · Therapeutic Nursery Director
Anita Miller · Therapeutic Nursery Assistant Director
Judi Davidsohn Nahary · Youth Services Director
Melissa Peters · NKDC Administrative Director
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Dorothy Kaplan Roffman · School of Music Director
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HEALTH & RECREATION CENTER
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Stepmonster
Thursday Nov. 12, 8pm
Steals & Deals/How to
Shop For a Husband
Wednesday Nov. 18, 8pm
by Wednesday Martin
by Janice Lieberman
Stepmonster unlocks the emotional mysteries
of why stepmothers think and feel and act the
way they do. Martin draws upon her own
experience as a stepmother, interviews with
other stepmothers and stepchildren, and fascinating insights from literature, anthropology,
psychology and evolutionary biology to reveal
the little understood realities of this most
demanding role.
Wednesday Martin holds a Ph.D. in Comparative
Literature from Yale. She was a regular contributor
to the New York Post’s parenting page and her
work has appeared in numerous national magazines. Martin, a stepmother for eight years, lives
with her husband and their two sons.
Janice will share some of her consumer tips
from her first book, Tricks of the Trade: A
Consumer Survival Guide aimed at helping
shoppers avoid getting ripped off when buying
everything – from electronics to diamond rings.
Dr. Anya Luchow, Event Chair
Dump ‘Em
Thursday, Jan. 28, 10am
Private Home | $50*
In her latest book, How to Shop for a Husband:
A Consumer Guide to Getting a Great Buy on
a Guy, which she wrote with her long-time
friend Bonnie Teller, Janice turns her savvy
shopping eye and years of her own and others’
dating experience into a smart and effective
guide for women entering the trickiest store of
all: the dating marketplace.
Janice Lieberman, NBC’s Consumer expert, is the top
cop to go to on The Today Show and a contributing
editor to Reader’s Digest magazine where she writes
a column Here’s the Deal.
One and the Same
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 8pm
Family Meals
Tuesday Dec. 8, 8pm
The Girls From Ames
Tuesday Jan. 12, 8pm
By Michael Tucker
with Jill Eikenberry
by Jeffrey Zaslow
Family Meals: Coming Together To Care for
an Aging Parent is about the journey home,
which is most certainly not a place. It’s about
children becoming adults; it’s about an aged
parent becoming a child; it’s about a husband
and wife realizing that the direction of their life
is never the issue – only that they’re moving
in that direction together.
Michael Tucker is an actor best known for his portrayal of Stuart Markowitz in the long-running NBC
series, LA Law. He and his wife, actress Jill
Eikenberry, now split their time between New York
City, where they pursue work in the theater, and
their home in Umbria, Italy, where they pursue the
good life.
Unlocking the Torah Text
Wednesday, March 3, 8pm
Meet the Ames Girls: childhood friends who
formed a special bond growing up in Ames,
Iowa. Now spread across the country, they’ve
maintained an enduring friendship that has
carried them through marriage and motherhood, a child’s illness and the mysterious
death of one member of their group. Their
story is inspiring in part because they have
long embraced their differences. The Ames
girls, now in their forties, have a lifetime of
memories in common. They share a sweeping and moving story that will resonate with
any woman who has ever had a friend.
Jeffrey Zaslow is a Wall Street Journal columnist
and co-author of The Last Lecture.
Bring a friend & get two for the price of one
Edward & Ronnie Grossmann, Event Chairs
Ticket Information
Book Sales + Signing
The JCC is a member of the Jewish Book Fair
Network coordinated by the Jewish Book Council.
by Jodyne L. Speyer
by Abigail Pogrebin
by Rabbi Shmuel Goldin
Everybody has that special someone in their
life that they can’t wait to get rid of. Whether
it’s their overbearing Jewish mother, a
housekeeper, or friend that’s become a real
shnorrer, the time comes when you have to
pull the plug on the relationship.
Abigail Pogrebin, whose identical twin, Robin
Pogrebin, is a reporter for The New York
Times, reveals what it’s really like to grow up
a twin, and asks experts who have devoted
their careers to understanding twins why this
particular relationship can be both so powerful and so fraught. In One and the Same,
Abigail interviews twins who still dress alike as
adults, twins who still measure every success
by the other, a twin unraveled by the loss of
his identical brother in 9/11. In one particularly moving chapter, she interviews twin survivors of Dr. Josef Mengele.
Abigail Pogrebin is the author of Stars of David:
Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish. A Yale
graduate and former producer for Mike Wallace at
60 Minutes, Abigail has wrtitten for many national
magazines and lives in Manhattan with her family.
This book is designed to convey the drama and
relevance of the events which shape the birth
of the Jewish nation through a series of studies
on the weekly portion of the Book of Shmot
(Exodus). Each study features a brief summary
of the narrative, a number of questions striking
to the core of the text and a review of traditional commentaries and original approaches.
Rabbi Shmuel Goldin has served as spiritual leader of
Congregation Ahavath Torah, Englewood, NJ, since
1984. He is an instructor of Bible and Philosophy and
at Isaac Breuer College and the James Striar School
of Yeshiva University. He is the founding director of
and lecturer at The Eve Flechner Torah Institute, and
past president and board member of numerous
organizations. He is noted as one of the most articulate spokesmen in the Orthodox community today.
Featuring personal stories, useful scripts, and
interviews with experts, such as Bob Harper
from The Biggest Loser, funnyman Adam
Corolla, and Michael Jackson’s attorney,
Thomas Mesereau, Dump ‘Em is a practical
guide for giving any bad relationship the boot.
Jodyne L. Speyer is a writer and a recovering
avoidant. She has produced documentaries for
National Geographic and worked on such shows as
Joe Millionaire, Shear Genius and The Supreme
Court of Comedy.
Co-sponsored with Special Events
Bonnie Notis | Chair
Edward A. Grossmann | Honorary Chair
Book sale & signing after each presentation.
Tickets are $8/$10 (*except where noted)
and available at the JCC Front Desk.
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by Phone: Visa/ MC/Amex. Call
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call Ophrah Listokin, ext. 1408 or
Stephanie Cangro, ext. 1411.
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