Non-Profit U.S. Postage PAID Hicksville, NY Permit No. 194 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, NY 11803 DATED MATERIAL MIYJCC HOURS: Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm* Monday-Thursday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm* Friday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm* Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm* CHAILIGHTS Mid-Island Y JCC DECEMBER 2014 • KISLEV - TEVET 5775 Special Holiday Edition 2014 “The Chanukah Miracle”...Pg. 17 Community Menorah Lighting...Pg. 5 * Fitness Center & Pool close 1/2 hour earlier 6th Annual World Series of Dreidels...Pg. 14 FRONT OFFICE HOURS: December 25 is Family Day...Pg. 6 Monday-Thursday 9:00 am - 9:30 pm Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday - Closed BOARD OF DIRECTORS President Allan M. Blum Vice Presidents Ann Dorman Adler* Al Berg Treasurer Sharon Sabba Fierstein Associate Treasurer Meredith Brake Secretary Jeffrey Schwartz Board Members Bonnie Eisler | Lynda Feldman Matthew Goldberg | Lisa Hadar Rabbi Jonathan Hecht Jeffrey Kaden | Adam Novak Samuel Rudman | Mark Senders Chris Smith | Scott Smith Paul Smolevitz HONORARY TRUSTEES Norma J. Feinsod* F. Lee Gordon* Alfred W. Levy Joseph Rogers* Sidney N. Solomon* Michael H. Soroka* *past presidents Chief Executive Officer Rick Lewis Chief Financial Officer Katy Martin Director of Development Michele Posner Director of Agency Programming Marlie Cohen Early Childhood Vacation Programs...Pg. 8 Youth & Teen Vacation Programs...Pg. 13 Adler Center Vacation Programs...Pg. 15 PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORM Registrant’s Name:_______________________________________ Member ID#:_________________ Parent’s First Name:__________________________ Birthdate:_________ Age:_____ Grade:______ Address:____________________________________________________ Phone:___________________ Town, Zip__________________________________________ Work/Cell Phone:___________________ Emergency Name/Phone:____________________________ / _________________________________ Email:_____________________________ I would like to receive the JCC Cyberflyer: Y____ N____ Class Name:________________________________________ Class Code (listed in guide):_________ Class Day/Time:_____________ / _____________ 2nd Choice Class:__________________________ Page in Brochure:_______ Class Fee:________ List any allergies:_____________________________ Daycare Hours Required (Grades K-6 Only): From:_________ to:_________ Credit Card No.:______________________________________ Exp. Date:_______ CVV Date:_______ FOR ACCOUNTING USE ONLY Member Fee:______________________________ Date Paid:_____________________________ Non-Member Fee:__________________________ Check No:_______ Transaction No:_______ Accounting Code:__________________________ Received by:___________________________ Mid-Island Y JCC — Gift Certificate — Now available to be used for all programs, classes & services... SWIM CLASSES • VACATION PROGRAMS • WORKSHOPS • PERSONAL TRAINING • MASSAGE THERAPY • SUMMER CAMP • AND SO MUCH MORE! To purchase, stop by the “Y” or call (516) 822-3535. See back cover. In This Issue f JCC News & Events ............................................. 3 • Development News .................................. 3 • Holiday Programs & Events ..................... 5 • Membership ................................................ 7 Early Childhood Center ..................................... 8 e 45 Manetto Hill Road | Plainview, New York 11803-1396 (516) 822-3535 | Fax (516) 822-3288 | www.miyjcc.org ef f • Arts & Culture ........................................... 18 • ACTIV ........................................................... 19 Dear Friends, • Senior Programs/NNORC ..................... 20 As the end of the year approaches, we reflect on what we have accomplished and what we hope to achieve in the coming year. Both of us, along with our devoted Board of Directors and staff, have worked hard to keep the JCC growing with new programming, expanded services and capital improvements. 2014 has brought exciting changes — from the renovation of our Women’s Locker Room and the building of a dedicated Play Room Area — to the groundbreaking of our Outdoor Sports Field scheduled to be completed in the spring. We continue to propel our capital campaign forward, with many new plans and more goals to be accomplished in the new year. • Support Groups & Services ................... 22 • Holiday Programs ....................................... 8 • Alzheimer’s Day Service Program ....... 24 • Vacation Drop Off Programs .................... 9 Sports Clinics & Leagues ............................... 25 Youth & Teen Center ........................................ 10 Fitness & Wellness Center............................. 26 • The Learning Center ................................ 11 • Group Fitness Classes ............................ 27 • Leadership Programs ............................... 12 • Personal Training ..................................... 28 • Vacation Programs .................................. 13 Aquatics Center ................................................. 29 Adler Center for Special Needs ................... 15 • Pool Schedule At-A-Glance .................. 32 • Vacation Programs ................................... 15 Business Spotlight ........................................... 33 Jewish Life & Learning.................................... 16 Calendar At-A-Glance ..................................... 38 f • Israeli Cultural Connection ................... 17 Holiday Building Schedule De ce December 26 ..........4:16 pm Wed., 12/17/14 .......First Day of Chanukah ...OPEN Wed., 12/31/14.......New Year's Eve ..............CLOSES 5:00 pm Thurs., 1/1/15 .........New Year's Day..............CLOSED Please Note: All material has been carefully read and checked for errors. However, it is still possible that mistakes in fees and/or schedules may occur. We reserve the right to make corrections at the time of registration. 1 CHAILIGHTS | DECEMBER 2014 at the f Thurs., 12/25/14 .....Christmas Day ...............CLOSES 4:30 pm Locker Room CLOSES 4:00 pm We are here to serve YOU and strive to meet and exceed the needs and desires of the community, continuously updating our facilities and creating new and better programming, events and services. 2014 saw many shining examples such as the Israeli Cultural Connection, L.I.V.E. vocational programs for young adults with special needs, enhanced support group offerings, Mamanet, and other new sports leagues, and expanded Early Childhood and Summer Camp programs. And there’s lots more in store for 2015! Our goal in the coming year is to build a stronger JCC and keep the positive momentum going. As a not-for-profit, you, our donors play a major role in helping us make this happen. Please continue to support our JCC so that we can not only offer high-level programs to our members, but continue providing so many much needed services to our community. Your donation will make a significant impact on the lives of many and ensures that we remain a strong and vibrant agency. We thank you in advance for being our partner in this effort. Please fill out the enclosed envelope along with your donation and mail back or drop off at the Mid-Island Y JCC. Be a part of “Building For Our Future” and watch your “Philanthropy @ Work” in 2015. . December 19 ..........4:12 pm d December 12 ..........4:10 pm is Family 5 2 Da r e y.. b m e December 5 ............4:10 pm f Friday Night Candle Lighting BUILDING FOR OUR FUTURE: Philanthropy @ Work Adult Center ....................................................... 18 A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT & CEO d Mid-Island Y JCC CHAILIGHTS Allan M. Blum Rick Lewis President, Board of Directors Chief Executive Officer Mid-I sland Y JC C M = Member; NM = Non-Member MID-ISLAND Y JCC | (516) 822-3535 2 MID-ISLAND Y JCC News & Events Development News Michele Posner, Director of Development, x319 | [email protected] n Philanthropy @ Work Michele Posner Director of Development Helen and Mel have been members “The Y [JCC] for me and Helen is a of the JCC since the very first day it powerful reason why we continue to opened in 1956. Both 92 years old, live in Plainview. It is nourishing, Helen and Mel come to our building sustaining, supporting and loving” on a regular basis and swim in our said Mel. pool for exercise. You can often find Helen and Mel ask that you invest in them sitting in the lobby, schmoozing our JCC, as they have. It is a hidden with Andrew from our Kosher Café jewel on Long Isand that provides and retelling stories of their youth vital programs and services to the and the 70 years they have been community in a myriad of ways. married. The JCC is their home away Together, we can help to insure that from home, a place where they feel the Mid-Island Y JCC remains a welcome and surrounded by friends. strong and vibrant place for future Both Helen and Mel were instrugenerations — where families with mental in building the first series of children and people of all ages programs that the JCC provided the can create strong ties and lasting community back in the 1950’s. Both memories. If you haven’t been here with backgrounds in education, they recently to see our renovations used their expertise along with their and learn about some of our new knowledge of the world around them programs, please stop by for a tour. to create this special programming. Mel and Helen Dance parties, lectures and Jewish Please consider a monetary contribution. Holiday events were all well attended, they said. The crowds Kindly select an amount that you would like to give and were excited and eager to participate in the activities that the place it in the envelope that has been provided for you in this new agency was offering. They have such a natural ease with issue of Chailights. If you prefer to make a contribution online, each other and both speak so eloquently about what the JCC please go to our website, www.miyjcc.com, and click the means to them and their friends. Donate Now button. They socialize here every day. When they do not show up for some Thank you very much for your support! reason as scheduled, everyone calls to make sure they are ok. 2015 Upcoming Events Bowling Night: Benefiting The Adler Center For Special Needs Casino Night: Benefitting the Early Childhood Center Ladies Night Out: Benefitting the Adler Center For Special Needs Variety Show: Benefitting our NNORC program Howie Levy 5k Event: Benefitting camp scholarship Golf Outing: Benefitting general operations of the JCC 3 CHAILIGHTS | DECEMBER 2014 We have many fundraising events coming up. We would love for you to get involved. Our committees are currently being formed. If you or someone you know owns a business or store and would like to donate an item or gift certificate to promote their business, their donations could be utilized for the silent auctions and raffle prizes at these upcoming fundraisers. For more information on how to volunteer for a committee or donate an item, please contact Michele Posner — (516) 822-3535, x319, or email [email protected] Dedication and naming opportunities are available for all of these projects and future phases too. Won't you join us to help make our goals a reality! Many Capital projects have been completed during this past year. We have renovated the women’s locker room, upgraded our agency security, signage and overall communications, added multimedia technology to the classrooms, upgraded our children’s playgrounds, renovated and re dedicated our art studio and outdoor nature classroom, plus many more internal changes that help us to strengthen our agency. We still have a long way to go with our capital improvements. We recently kicked off Phase III of our Capital Campaign with a groundbreaking of the NEW OUTDOOR SPORTS FIELD, which will be coming soon, thanks to generous contributions from our donors and Casino Night fundraiser. All who attended enjoyed a day of Games, Relay Races, Art Projects and some good Music & Food. The outdoor sports field is just the beginning of our fundraising efforts for Phase III. Ann Dorman Adler, Vice President, Board of Directors, Other items we are raising funds for are: along with Allan M. Blum, • Sports Field Additions: Track, Lighting, Scoreboard President and Rick Lewis, CEO (pictured right), as well as • Renovation of Auditorium A & B Board member Adam Novak • Outdoor Wading Pool for children and MIYJCC friends, break • Handicapped Accessibility for the entire building ground on our new Outdoor Sports Field, which will • Infrastructure Modernization be coming soon to the JCC. • Parking Lot Repair Women’s Locker Room completed NEWS & EVENTS: Development Building For Our Future — Scroll of Honor — For donations received December 2013 through end of October 2014 Thank you to all of our new donors! ANNUAL CAMPAIGN Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Linda Bader William and Deborah Bildner Melvin and Carol Breshin Deborah Catton Harvey and Merry Beth Cohen Crab Meadow Films Cathy and Paul Ehrlich Bonnie and Clifford Eisler Jodie and Matt Fineman Celia and Walter Flaum Annette Freund Gloria Gewirtz Jennifer Ginsberg Alan Glassman Deanna Glassmann Ruth Gold Geraldine Goldner Greater LI Running Club Mildred, Gary and Ilene Green Leonard Grubman Chris Hefernan Emanuel Hildes David and Ilene Himber Edward Hoffman Denise Ingerman Julie Jacobs Evelyn and Mitchell Jaffee Syd and Evelyn Jensen David and Estelle Kaplan Alan and Josephine Kay Burton and Marilyn Kushner Charles and Bonnie Lavine Zell Lawrence Anita Liss and Barbi Silverstone Frances Litvin Gabriele and Philip Lubitz Allison Maistelman Louis and Irene Mango Andrew Martinez Midway Jewish Center Beverly Merkinger Michelle and Alan Multz Daniel and Susan Naftol Steven Nordell North Shore Autism Circle Christopher and Lisa Ostuni Carol and Richard Otto Regina and Frank Panzella Mitchell Parker Allen Plotkin Burton Radish Shirley Rodkin Bernard Roth Emmanuel Sanger Yael Segal Jill Slivka Alan and Gail Sloane Bradley Smallberg Leona and Syd Solomon Joann and Fred Spengler Deborah Stark Miriam Abrams Stark Wayne Tabachnick Tabitha Tavolaro Meredith Villatore Andrew and Laury Weber Rabbi Jay Weinstein Craig Weiser Dan West (Macrolease) Brenda and Saul Yellin Seth and Allison Zaslow Cindy and Michael Zisner BRICK CAMPAIGN Al and Gayle Berg Andrew Bernstein Andrew Breslow Sheldon and Renee Freilicher Mrs. Greenhouse, Jana and Gary Kron David and Leigh Malinsky Ruth and William Robeson Howard Schwartz CAPITAL CAMPAIGN Robert Bronstein Harvey and Merry Beth Cohen Miriam and Shay Granov Lisa Hadar Herbert Henig JLR Resources (Stefan Unger) Karen and Harold Johnson Jeff and Gail Kaden Jana and Gary Kron Wayne Tabachnick MID-ISLAND Y JCC | (516) 822-3535 4 News & Events December Holiday Programs, Events ... e Chesed Toy Drive Wednesday, November 19 - Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Please drop off new, unwrapped toys. Donation bins will be available in the Mid-Island Y JCC lobby. Bring a smile to the face of a child in need! d d The Chesed Toy Drive, “chesed” meaning act of kindness, helps us make the holidays special for families in need. Donated toys will be distributed to Ohel Children’s Home & Family Services and throughout our community. If you’d prefer to make a contribution to purchase toys, please drop off or mail a check to: Mid-Island Y JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Road, Plainview, NY 11803 — Attn: Toy Drive Please make checks payable to the Mid-Island Y JCC. For more information, please contact Josh Skabry: (516) 822-3535, x361 or [email protected] ........................... “The Chanukah Miracle” Thursday, December 4, 2014 • 5:30 pm A show for children ages 3-9. Join us for a story of Magic & Adventure! FREE to the Community • See p. 17 ........................... Chanukah, Oh Chanukah Monday, December 15, 2014 • 6:30-7:30 pm Join us for this special night as we make and spin dreidels, sing songs, cook and eat delicious latkes. Pre-registration required by 12/11 • For more information, please call x342 • See p. 8 M: $15 NM: $20 • EH14-D151 d ........................... News & Events And Chanukah celebrations! Annual JCC Menorah Contest Use your imagination and have fun while creating your own original menorah (see p. 14.) • 12/11: Deadline for entries. Please drop off at the front desk. • 12/12: Entries will be on display in the lobby. • 12/18: Judging will take place. Winners will be chosen in three grade categories: Kindergarten, Grades 1 & 2, Grades 3-6 Please remember: Please write your child’s name and grade under the menorah. ........................... d — 6th Annual — World Series of Dreidels — Spin & Win Wednesday, December 17, 2014 • 6:15-8:00 pm • 6:15 pm: Starts with a feast of Pizza, Salad & Snacks. • 6:45 pm: Dreidel tournament begins. Family members receive gelt and a chance to spin until someone wins. • Prizes: The champion will receive a trophy and a grand prize gift. Other games and extra snacks will be available to those who are eliminated. M: $9/adult; $7/child; $28/family • NM: $15/adult; $10/child; $40 max/family Pre-registration required by 12/12 • For more information, please call x334 • See p. 14 ........................... f Family Day At The Mid-Island Y JCC Thursday, December 25, 2014 • 11:00 am-2:00 pm — Fun For All Ages — Daily Dreidel Spinning & Candle Lighting Tuesday, December 16 - Wednesday, December 24, 2014 GaGa • Arts & Crafts • Open Swim • Zumba with Dawn Climb Time • Open Gym • Mah Jongg Games (please bring your set) All 8 days of Chanukah • In the JCC lobby • Candle lighting takes place at 5:00 pm For more information, please call x301 Coffee and apple juice will be served. FREE to Members • Non-members: $5/person $18/family d ........................... Community Menorah Lighting e Thursday, December 18, 2014 • 7:30 pm Located outside the Mid-Island Y JCC, on the corner of Manetto Hill Road & Washington Ave. All members of the community are invited • For more information, please call x301 5 e MID-ISLAND Y JCC CHAILIGHTS | DECEMBER 2014 NEWS & EVENTS MID-ISLAND Y JCC e Teens As Leaders & Hatzilu Rescue Team Up Helping Two Families In Need This Holiday Season Two families in need have created “wish list” registries through Target. You can find the links to their registries on our website along with more information about the families. We are also accepting Target Gift Cards to purchase items from their lists. You can help by either purchasing an item or dropping off a Target Gift Card at the front desk. MID-ISLAND Y JCC | (516) 822-3535 6 News & Events: MEMBERSHIP MID-ISLAND Y JCC—CELEBRATING CHILDREN Early Childhood Center Joanne Ethe, Membership Director, x306 | [email protected] Joanne Ethe Membership Director Members Spanning Four Generations... All In One Family! Be inspired! Anne Abbadangelo is in her 80’s and is still working part-time a few days a week for the Village of Westbury. She swims at the Mid-Island Y JCC three to five times a week and usually comes right from work to exercise in the pool. “The Y is a godsend! I am so happy that the Y is here for me! I spend an hour in the water and feel so much better when I come out of the pool.” Anne says it’s not just the physical exercise that makes her feel good, “I have my pool friends who make me feel good too. They watch out for me, help me in the locker room if needed — it’s a community.” Anne’s daughter, Linda, works full time, comes after work several days a week and can be found in the fitness center using the cardio machines. “It’s such a warm and embracing environment for my whole family,” says Linda. Anne’s granddaughter Stacy is raising her daughter Brooklyn, 7 years old, in Plainview as well. Brooklyn attends our Second Home Day Care. Stacy is thrilled that when she or her mom, Linda, pick Brooklyn up after work, she’s happy, well cared for and homework is done. “The day care staff is amazing and ALL the JCC staff is friendly and warm. Even the security guard, Jason, greets us with a big smile and “hello” and asks how we are. Andrew at the Kosher Café knows our whole family by name!” Brooklyn also loves her hip hop class and has made many friends in the aftercare program. Family Workshop Stacy has connected with the moms of Brooklyn’s friends and looks forward to her occasional “girls nights out!” The JCC is here for everyone — we have four generations, all active users and all an integral part of the Mid-Island Y JCC in different ways! Parking Lot Safety For your safety and the safety of all of our members, please be mindful of the one-way directional signs in our parking lot. From moms with strollers — to seniors with walkers — and everyone in between, the parking lot is a busy place. Please drive carefully and be courteous. 7 CHAILIGHTS | DECEMBER 2014 for Parents & Tots Join us for this special night as we make and spin dreidels, sing songs, cook and eat delicious latkes. For Ages 2-3 NOTE: Early Childhood registration for Second Session Enrichment Programs is ongoing. Next session starts Monday, December 1, 2014 and runs through Friday, March 13, 2015. Space is limited. Stop by the Y and sign up today! Anne, Linda, Stacy and Brooklyn December Vacation Programs CHANUKAH, OH CHANUKAH Mon., December 15 • 6:30-7:30 pm EH14-D151 • M: $15 NM: $20 One Month Membership Gift Certificates Are Now Available! Start any time in December! Great for a college student home for winter break or a chance to try us out for a month! Rhya Jerrold Early Childhood Center Director EARLY CHILDHOOD HOLIDAY PROGRAMS Chanukah Membership Offer $50 Dr. Rhya Jerrold, MSEd, PhD, Early Childhood Center Director, x341 [email protected] Rachel Silver, Assistant Director, x341 | [email protected] Iris Shaw, Program Coordinator, x360 | [email protected] Rita Witzer, Administrative Assistant, x342 | [email protected] Vanessa Lisco, Early Childhood Program Assistant, x305 | [email protected] For information about Family & Holiday Programs, please call x342 f EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER MID-ISLAND Y JCC M: Registration currently being taken NM: Registration begins Mon., December 8 SHABBAT SHALOM Come and celebrate Shabbat with your friends. We’ll sing Shabbat songs, hear a Shabbat story and do a special craft. Challah and playtime included. Fri., December 26 • 10:00-11:30 am ET14-D265 • M $18 NM $25 BUTTON UP! We’ll read about Corduroy and the adventures he has while trying to find his lost button. Then we’ll decorate a picture frame with different colored and shaped buttons, maybe even one that looks like Corduroy’s! Snack and playtime included. Tues., December 30 • 10:00-11:30 am ET14-D302 • M $18 NM $25 MAKE A DIFFERENCE — VOLUNTEER! If you have time while your children are in school, please consider volunteering with our community seniors. You create your own schedule and can help in as little as 1-2 hours per week. To learn more or to volunteer, please call Alana: 516-822-3535, x385 or email [email protected] MID-ISLAND Y JCC | (516) 822-3535 8 Early Childhood Center: Holiday Programs cont’d BEFORE & AFTER CARE d Ages 3-4 years old for all holiday programs Daycare is available for JCC members and must be prepaid at the time of registration. Mon-Fri • 6:30 am-6:30 pm • Call for more information December Vacation Programs d Drop Off For ages 3 & 4 Children must be toilet trained and enrolled in a pre-school program. If you wish to place your child with a friend, please indicate the friend’s name in the upper right hand corner of the registration form. We will try to accommodate requests. WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH TEN BLACK DOTS? One dot can make a sun, two dots can make the eyes of a fox, and three dots can make a snowman’s face, and that’s just the beginning. Join us for a unique counting book by Donald Crews and our own book making project. Lunch, playtime, and snack included. H Mon., December 22 • 11:30 am-3:30 pm EH14-D221 • M $40 NM $50 SHINING STARS First we will mix up some dough from scratch and then use cookie cutters to make glittering stars for a shiny star snack. We will hear the story “Good Night Moon,” by Margaret Wise Brown. Lunch and playtime included. Tues., December 23 • 11:30 am-3:30 pm EH14-D232 • M $40 NM $50 UNIQUE STUFFABLE ANIMAL DAY Stuff your own plush animal! Children will be able create their own, new huggable friend. We’ll also have lunch, listen to a story, sing songs, play and have a snack. Wed., December 24 • 11:30 am-3:30 pm EH14-D243 • M $60 NM $70 *Fee includes stuffed animal and outfit. 9 CHAILIGHTS | DECEMBER 2014 RELAYS & GAMES! Youth & Teen Center Joshua Henkel, Youth & Camp Director, x336 | [email protected] Gayle Jukofsky, MSEd, Youth & Camp Assistant Director, x324 [email protected] Josh Skabry, Teen Program Supervisor, x361 | [email protected] Mike Strom, Youth Program Supervisor, x307 | [email protected] Melissa Horowitz, Administrative Assistant, x334 | [email protected] Joshua Henkel Youth & Camp Director How fast can you run? How high can you jump? Enjoy a day of fun fitness activities, including relays, movement and games. YOUTH & TEEN CENTER EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER SCHOOL’S CLOSED! Vacation Programs MID-ISLAND Y JCC Lunch, snack and playtime included. Fri., December 26 • 11:30 am-3:30 pm EH14-D265 • M $40 NM $50 SUGAR, SPICE, AND EVERYTHING MICE After reading the story Mouse Paint, the children will have an opportunity to mix their own colors and paint beautiful pictures for home. We will also read about what happens If You Give Mouse a Cookie, and will then have cookies for snack. e Meet up with old friends and make new ones at our Teen Lounge Nights. Play foosball, air hockey, pool, enjoy our WiFi hotspot, play video games such as XBox 360, PS3, or Wii, go on the computer, watch TV, and play in the gym. No pre-registration necessary! To learn more about the Teen Lounge and all teen programs, please contact Josh Skabry, x361 or [email protected] SATURDAY NIGHT OUT Grades K-4 56 THURSDAY NIGHT LOUNGE Grades 5-6 Mon., December 29 • 11:30 am-3:30 pm EH14-D291 • M $40 NM $50 Our trained staff will supervise your children while they enjoy sports, games, indoor GaGa, special activities, snacks and drinks. Please see schedule below. Come have fun in our Teen Lounge and play pool, video games, foosball, watch TV, play in our gym or just hang out. A pizza dinner is included. LET IT SNOW CLUB SATURDAY NIGHT Grades 5-9 Thursdays • 7:00-9:00 pm M: $3 NM: $6 Lunch and playtime also included. Come celebrate the winter season with your friends. Make and decorate a snowman and hear a special “snow” story. Join us for a Saturday night of fun! Choose from indoor GaGa, board games galore, Rock Band, XBox 360 with Kinect, cooking and more! Pre-registration required. Lunch, playtime, and snack included. Grades K-4 Grades 5-9 December 13 ...... CF14-SAT3 ........ TF14-SAT3 January 10 ........... CF15-SAT1 ........ TF15-SAT1 Tues., December 30 • 11:30 am-3:30 pm EH14-D302 • M $40 NM $50 HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome in 2015 with a New Year’s Eve Party! Enjoy singing, dancing and playing organized party games. Lunch, playtime, and snack included. Wed., December 31 • 11:30 am-3:30 pm EH14-D313 • M $40 NM $50 SUNDAY NIGHT LOUNGE Grades 7 & Up Come have fun in our Teen Lounge and play pool, video games, foosball, watch TV, play in our gym or just hang out. A pizza dinner is included. Sundays • 7:00-9:00 pm M: $5 NM: $8 Saturdays • 6:00-9:30 pm Pre-Registration Price: M: $20 NM: $30 At The Door Prices: M: $25 NM: $35 First child full price; siblings half price! Note: Pre-registration ends Friday at 5:00 pm SPEND THE DAY WITH MO WILLEMS Your child will smile and giggle while delighting in the literary works of Caldecott Winner Mo Willems. Each child will create an art project to accompany one of Mo’s famous characters. Teen Support Groups Growing Up With Divorced Parents Grades 5-8 Lunch and playtime included. College Readiness Grade 12 Fri., January 2 • 11:30 am-3:30 pm EH15-J025 • M $40 NM $50 For more information, please see Support Groups & Services on p. 23. MID-ISLAND Y JCC | (516) 822-3535 10 YOUTH & TEENS: The Learning Center The Learning Center Mike Strom, Learning Center Coordinator, x307 Gayle Jukofsky, MSEd, Youth & Camping Assistant Director, x324 Contact The Learning Center at: [email protected] Students in grades K-12 are welcome to join this program — customized to their needs and schedule — one-on-one instruction with certified teachers in all subjects. Special Education teachers with dual certifications are available. GROUP & ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING IN ALL SUBJECTS Grades K-12 The Learning Center runs for the duration of the school year and enrollment is on a rolling basis. Classes run 1 hour: Sundays • 9:00 am-10:00 pm Monday-Thursday • 2:00-10:00 pm Fridays • 2:00-5:00 pm Group pricing: based on duration and level of service. One-On-One Tutoring: based on duration and level of service, starting at M: $60/hr NM: $70/hr Subjects including but not limited to: TUTORING Reading & Writing Skills English Social Studies Math Science World Languages Economics Psychology TEST PREP New York State Assessment Regents Exams AP Exams SAT II Subject Exams PSAT/SAT/ACT Exams College Entrance Exams College Placement Exams 11 CHAILIGHTS | DECEMBER 2014 COLLEGE & CAREER COUNSELING Grades 10-12 Our Certified School Counselors will help your teen navigate the overwhelming college and post-secondary education process with everything from the college search process to preparing their college essay. Call for a free 30-minute orientation session with one of our School Counselors. Additional private sessions: 45 minutes M: $60 NM: $70 STUDY SKILLS BUILDER Grades K-12 Learn to take notes properly, organize your notebooks, plus study/test-taking techniques and other useful skills. 45-minute private sessions • M: $50 NM: $60 Youth & Teens LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS, COMMUNITY SERVICE, CLUBS AND MORE... Together...Making a difference in our community! For more about our community service and leadership programs, please call Josh Skabry at x361 or [email protected] TEENS AS LEADERS (TAL) VOLUNTEER CORPS Grades 9-12 For teenagers who are socially conscious and motivated, this group focuses on improving leadership skills via public speaking workshops, listening exercises, working in teams and more. All participants must perform community service hours and take part in Mitzvah days planned throughout the school year. New members: Interview required for acceptance to this program. Please call Josh Skabry at x361 for an application and to schedule an interview. Grades 6-12 For teens looking to give back to their community. Come to one of our three training sessions to become a volunteer. Work with children, the elderly, children with special needs, and more. Learn leadership skills such as public speaking, basic first aid, and working as a team. Upon completion you will receive a certificate and be added to our volunteer e-mail list to be notified of opportunities throughout the year. Sundays • 5:00-6:30 pm • Twice per Month Registration ongoing through December 31, 2014. TF14-TAL • M: $70 NM: $150 Grades 4-8 Shared Hope—Alternative Learning—Open Minds The mission of Club S.H.A.L.O.M. is to create a generation of independent “bucket-filler” in our community to help repair the world through outreach and hands-on experiences. It will teach acceptance and empathy through guest speakers, workshops, and community-building projects. The group will focus on the value of Tikun Olam, empowering our club members to take action and make a difference. Prep smarter and score higher with the world leader in test preparation, Kaplan Test Prep. SAT classes are given on weekdays and Sundays. For more information or to register call Kaplan directly at www.kaplan.com or 1-800-KAP-TEST. Training Sessions: Sun., January 4 • 1:00-3:00 pm Additional sessions to be announced. M: Free NM: $30 Handbook, staff training, and refreshments included. CLUB SHALOM PSAT/SAT/ACT/AP PREP COURSES AT THE JCC $699 — SAT Classroom Course $1099 — Unlimited Prep. (unlimited access to Kaplan’s PSAT, SAT and ACT classroom courses, through senior year.) Members: Receive 10% off Classroom Preparation and Unlimited Prep. Use code CLASS10 (case sensitive). Good luck on Test Day! YOUTH & TEEN CENTER: Teens As Leaders MID-ISLAND Y JCC BUILDING FUTURE LEADERS (BFL) Grades 6-8 A great way for your child to get involved in the community and complete those Bar/Bat Mitzvah community service hours. Meetings include leadership-building, teamwork and interpersonal skill development. Once teens graduate from BFL, they are automatically accepted into Teens as Leaders (TAL), our high school leadership program. For more information, please call Josh Skabry, x361. Wednesdays • 4:15 pm • Twice per Month Registration ongoing through December 31, 2014. M: $40 NM: $100 Sundays • 4:00-5:00 pm • Once per Month Registration ongoing through December 31, 2014. TF14-BFL • M: $50 NM: $100 MID-ISLAND Y JCC | (516) 822-3535 12 Grades K-6 — for all holiday programs Daycare must be prepaid at the time of registration. Hours needed must be on the registration form. Monday-Friday • 6:30 am-6:30 pm Additional fee: $7.50/hour Wednesday, December 24 ADVANCED COOKING & BEYOND Grades K-5 CREATE-A-CRAFT Grades K-6 Learn to make some yummy treats! This day will also include gym and swim time. Please bring a bathing suit and towel. Lunch will be provided. It’s arts and crafts time at the JCC! Use fun materials to create a take-home art project. The day also includes gym and swim time. Please bring a bathing suit and towel. Lunch will be provided. d SOCCER CLINIC Grades 2-5 Have fun while improving your soccer skills with one of our sports specialists. This day also includes gym and swim time. Please bring a bathing suit and towel. Lunch will be provided. 10:00 am-3:30 pm CV14-1222B • M: $55 NM: $70 BASKETBALL CLINIC Grades 2-6 e Run by one of our sports specialists, you will play games while learning and improving your basketball skills. The day will also include swim and gym time. Please bring a bathing suit and towel. Lunch will be provided. 10:00 am-3:30 pm CV14-1224B • M: $55 NM: $70 SKATE N’ SPORTS Grades 5-9 Spend the morning at the Y for sports, games, and more in the Teen Lounge. Lunch will be provided. In the afternoon we’re off to United Skates of America for skating and games. 10:00 am-3:30 pm TV14-1222 • M: $65 NM: $80 Tuesday, December 23 Friday, December 26 GAGA & BOWLING Grades K-6 Please bring a bathing suit and towel for swim. Lunch will be provided. f 10:00 am-3:30 pm CV14-1223 • M: $55 NM: $70 13 CHAILIGHTS | DECEMBER 2014 The day will also include swim and gym time. Please bring a bathing suit and towel. Lunch will be provided. We are off to Q-Zar for two exciting hours of unlimited Laser tag! Then back to the JCC for free time in the Teen Lounge and sports in the upstairs gym. - Grades 3-6 Lunch will be provided. 10:00 am-3:30 pm TV14-1229 • M: $65 NM: $80 f Tuesday, December 30 BOUNCE U Grades K-6 We are off to Bounce U for a morning of inflatable fun! Then it’s back to the building for GaGa, games, and much more! The day also includes organized sports and swim time. Please bring a bathing suit and towel. Lunch will be provided. 10:00 am-3:30 pm CV14-1230 • M: $55 NM: $70 Wednesday, December 31 10:00 am-3:30 pm CV14-1226 • M: $55 NM: $70 This day will also include swim & gym time. Please bring a bathing suit and towel. Lunch will be provided. The day will also include organized sports and swim time. Please bring a bathing suit and towel. Lunch will be provided. 10:00 am-3:30 pm CV14-1229A • M: $55 NM: $70 • Thurs., 12/18: Judging will take place. - Grades 1 & 2 Play GaGa in our indoor GaGa pit and experience Wii on the big screens for life-size gaming. Come in on this exciting day for a yoga class and take-home art project. • Fri., 12/12: Entries will be on display in the lobby. LASER TAG MADNESS Grades 5-9 The day will also include swim and gym time. Please bring a bathing suit and towel. Lunch will be provided. RELAX & CREATE Grades K-5 • Thurs., 12/11: Deadline for entries. Please drop off at the front desk. - Kindergarten NEW YEAR’S GAGA PARTY Grades K-6 Monday, December 29 Use your imagination and have fun while creating your own original menorah. • Winners will be chosen in three grade categories: We will start the day with a trip to the bowling alley. Then it’s back to the JCC for GaGa, games, and more! MACCABI WINTER GAMES Grades K-6 We will compete on inflatables and in the gym to see who will win our Maccabi Winter Games! The whole day will be action-packed with races and sports galore including a GaGa tournament! It’s time for some football! We will be having a football clinic lead by one of our sports specialists. Fine tune your skills and play some games of football. 10:00 am-3:30 pm CV14-1229B • M: $55 NM: $70 Monday, December 22 10:00 am-3:30 pm CV14-1224A • M: $55 NM: $70 ANNUAL JCC MENORAH CONTEST FOOTBALL CLINIC Grades 2-5 DAYCARE: Before & After Care 10:00 am-3:30 pm CV14-1222A • M: $55 NM: $70 Special Chanukah Events Vacation Programs — Monday, December 29 cont’d 10:00 am-3:30 pm CV14-1231 • M: $55 NM: $70 Note: The Mid-Island Y JCC closes at 5:00 pm on 12/31. Friday, January 2 GAME SHOW DAY Grades K-6 Come in on this exciting day and participate in activities inspired by the game shows we love the most! Also included are organized sports and swim. Please bring a bathing suit and towel. Lunch will be provided. 10:00 am-3:30 pm CV15-0102 • M: $55 NM: $70 Please remember: write your child’s name and grade under the menorah. 6TH ANNUAL WORLD SERIES OF DREIDELS — SPIN & WIN • 6:15 pm: Starts with a feast of Pizza, Salad & Snacks. • 6:45 pm: Dreidel tournament begins. Family members receive gelt and a chance to spin until someone wins. • Prizes: The champion will receive a trophy and a grand prize gift. Other games and extra snacks will be available to those who are eliminated. Wed., December 17 • 6:15-8:00 pm M: $9/adult; $7/child; $28 max per family NM: $15/adult; $10/child; $40 max per family Pre-registration required by 12/12 YOUTH & TEEN CENTER: Vacation & Holiday Programs SCHOOL’S CLOSED! Vacation Programs For more information, please call x334. January Family Event SAVE THE DATE... Sun., January 25, 5:00-7:00 pm You must pre-register for this event by Thurs., January 22. FAMILY BINGO NIGHT For parents and children of all ages A great night of Bingo Madness! Toys and prizes will be given out after every round. Families will enjoy pizza, salad and drinks. For more information, please call Melissa at x334. M: $12 per person NM: $16 per person Extra cards $6 per person Price includes dinner and bingo cards for each person. Children 4 and under can enter and eat for FREE. Extra cards will be available for purchase. MID-ISLAND Y JCC | (516) 822-3535 14 Mid-Island Y JCC Adler Center For Special Needs Jewish Life & Learning Laura Weissberger, LMSW, MA, Director, x335 | [email protected] Sharon Hanover Sharon Hanover, MSW, Adler Center Assistant Director, x332 | [email protected] ISRAELI MOVIE NIGHT AUTHORS BRUNCH SERIES Social Enrichment Free to the community. Popcorn and snacks will be served. Published authors will speak about their work and answer questions in an intimate setting over a light brunch. Ajami Members: Free Senior Circle Member: $5 NM: $10 The Adler Center provides comprehensive programs and services for children through young adults with developmental disabilities including, but not limited to, Autism, ADHD, and Learning Disabilities. Participation in the community and social skills groups offer opportunities for individuals to practice their social skills with each other and/or typical peers on a regular basis. For more information on our newly revamped social skills programs please see our Annual Guide, which can be found at www.miyjcc.org. LET’S GET PHYSICAL! TEEN FITNESS CLASS A new aerobics/weight training class with our trained fitness staff. Exercise and learn about a healthy lifestyle. Tuesdays • Ongoing 6:30-7:30 pm • M: $120 NM: $225 Cost will be prorated depending on start date. BE THE BEST SPORT MULTI-SPORTS CLASSES The Adler Center & Be the Best Sport have joined together to offer 2 multi-sport classes for children with special needs. Participants will be exposed to a variety of age-appropriate sport activities including: baseball, basketball, football, soccer, and other playground games. Activities include drills and exercises that enhance basic athletic skills. Participants will improve coordination, balance, social skills, and peer relationships in a safe, comfortable environment. Children will be divided into small groups during drills and participate in collaborative group activities as well. Sundays • Ongoing Toddlers & preschoolers: 1:15-2:00 pm School age children: 2:15-3:00 pm Registration fee: M: $205 NM: $310 Cost will be prorated depending on start date. Jaffa's Ajami neighborhood is a melting pot where Jews, Muslims, and Christian's mingle in one of the poorest sectors of the city. Yaron Shani and Scandar Copti’s Ajami gives voice to a cross-section of the neighborhood’s inhabitants: a young Israeli (Shahir Kabaha) fighting a criminal vendetta against his family, a Palestinian refugee (Ibrahim Frege) working illegally to finance a life-saving surgery, a Jewish police detective (Eran Naim) obsessed with finding his missing brother, and an affluent Palestinian (Scandar Copti) dreaming of a positive future with his Jewish girlfriend. But their intersecting stories lead to a dramatic collision of different worlds and the tragic consequences of enemies living as neighbors. Thurs., December 18 • 7:00 pm NOTE: New Autism Speaks subsidized Exceptional Swim classes available. Please see Aquatics Center, p. 30. OPWDD VACATION RESPITE REGISTRATION Ages 3-21 Registration lottery on the right > The Mid-Island Y JCC has been awarded a grant from the Family Support Services Department of the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) enabling children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders to participate in vacation respite at a subsidized rate. Certain eligibility status and documentation is required. Intake required; Limited spots available. Low child-to-staff ratio. Please bring a change of clothes, bathing suit, towel and a kosher, peanut/tree-nut free, dairy lunch. MAIL IN REGISTRATION will be accepted from: Mon., December 15 to Mon., January 5. INCLUSION VACATION ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS For children in mainstream or inclusion classes during the school year. Children participate with Youth Center programs with additional staff support. A kosher, dairy, peanut/tree nut-free lunch will be provided. Intake required; limited spots available. Please see page 13 for program descriptions. 10:00 am-3:30 pm • M: $70 NM: $85 15 CHAILIGHTS | DECEMBER 2014 Credit card payment and proof of OPWDD eligibility must be included. Registration will be done by lottery. You will be notified by phone or email which dates are scheduled for your child. Cost: $15 per day All programs run 10:00 am-3:30 pm Measure of a Man: From Auschwitz Survivor to the Presidents’ Tailor Author: Martin Greenfield He’s been called “America’s greatest living tailor” and “the most interesting man in the world.” Holocaust survivor Martin Greenfield tells his incredible life story. Taken from his home at age fifteen and transported to Auschwitz, he and his family came face-to-face with Dr. Joseph Mengele. Greenfield overcame adversity and emerged with a dream of success. After arriving in the U.S. and sweeping floors at a New York clothing factory, he founded America’s premier custom suit company. Still working at his Brooklyn factory, Greenfield continues to dress A-listers of D.C. and Hollywood, including Bill Clinton, Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jimmy Fallon. Mon., December 15 • 12:00-2:00 pm ADLER CENTER VACATION PROGRAMS OPWDD VACATION RESPITE PROGRAMS Books will be available for purchase. ADULT CENTER: Jewish Life & Learning ADLER CENTER FOR SPECIAL NEEDS MID-ISLAND Y JCC PITA & PARSHA LUNCH & LEARN Snack on pita and hummus as we learn about the Torah portion and its relevance to us today. Fridays • 12:00-1:00 pm At each session a different Rabbi or Jewish Educator from the community will lead an interactive discussion on interesting and current topics. Coffee & tea provided, please bring your lunch. GRANDPARENT’S CIRCLE Monday 2/16................. OPWDD-1216 Tuesday 2/17................. OPWDD-0217 Wednesday 2/18................. OPWDD-0218 Thursday 2/19................. OPWDD-0219 Friday 2/20................. OPWDD-0220 Tuesday 4/7................. OPWDD-0407 Wednesday 4/8................. OPWDD-0408 A group for Jewish grandparents whose children are intermarried. This group will both inspire and teach you how to nurture the Jewish identities of your grandchildren while respecting the choices of your intermarried/interpartnered adult children. In this supportive environment, you will learn techniques for listening and talking with your adult children, incorporating Judaism into everyday conversations, and creating Jewish memories for your grandchildren. Most importantly, you will emerge with an optimistic mindset and the understanding that, like you, your grandchildren will have their own religious journeys. Thursday 4/9................. OPWDD-0409 5 Sessions • Dates: TBD • FREE Mondays • 12:30-1:30 pm • M: Free NM: $5 December 8 ............ Adam Novak Star of David Funeral Home YIDDISH VINKLE Stories and discussions in Yiddish, English, and Yinglish. Tuesdays • December 9 • 10:30-11:30 am MID-ISLAND Y JCC | (516) 822-3535 16 Jewish Life & Learning cont’d Building Russian Inspired Jewish Expression (BRIJE)* Ages 3-9. Presented in English and Hebrew. An original Chanukah show with Chanukah characters, songs and dance. Join us for a story of magic and adventure. Find out how the Chanukah miracle lies within each and every one of us. For more info or to reserve a spot please call the front desk: (516) 822-3535. Space is limited. Thurs., December 4 • 5:30 pm FREE and open to the community FRUJELI: Families of RUssian JEwish Long Island SHABBAT SING-ALONG Newborn-5 Years Old + Parent /Guardian Bring your little ones to welcome Shabbat with singing and dancing. Join the celebration! First Friday of every month • 1:00 pm Free to the Community • In the JCC lobby KEHILLA * Newborn-5 Years Old + Parent /Guardian A Parent & Child Shabbat program taking place once a month. Locations rotate at various local synagogues on Friday evenings or Saturday mornings. Free • Please call x320 for details. FRUJELI provides programs and events for adults, children, and families of Russian Jewish descent, centered around Shabbat and the Jewish holidays. FRUJELI provides opportunities for learning, enrichment and socialization to build Jewish identity and connection. VACATION ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS 4 Years Old & Up Conducted in Russian, children will have the opportunity to participate in half a day of academic and Jewish enrichment classes followed by half a day of MIYJCC vacation programs. Academic classes will focus on Russian language and Russian Jewish culture and history. CHANUKAH SHABBAT DINNER Enjoy a celebration hosted in-home by a family for families to celebrate Shabbat and Chanukah together with games for adults, menorah and candle craft contest for children as well as Maccabi inspired chess. Fri., December 19 • 6:00-9:00 pm • $50/family RSVP required by December 15 to Diana Zeltser at [email protected] *BRIJE and Kehilla are generously funded by the UJA-Federation of New York’s Long Island Program Services Cabinet. Israeli Cultural Connection (ICC) Conducted in Hebrew Yael Katz, x349 | [email protected] ISRAELI CULTURAL CONNECTION (ICC) At the Mid-Island Y JCC — a hub for the Israeli community on Long Island serving as a home away from home, where one can connect, or stay connected, to their Israeli identity and heritage, celebrate Israeli culture, and explore what it means to be an Israeli living outside of Israel. The goal of the ICC is to strengthen the bonds between Israelis and Americans in the community who share a love for Israel through Israeli arts, music, and cultural events. All programs are open to the community. ICC SCHOOL: DOROT The Mid-Island Y JCC Israeli School We welcome children 4 years old and up and offer a child-friendly education in Hebrew language arts, Israeli culture and history, traditional Israeli music, and holiday celebrations. Our goal is for our children to stay connected to their heritage and their Jewish and Israeli roots. 30 Classes • Thursdays • 4:30-6:30 pm • M: $1,195 NM: $1,345 The Israeli Cultural Connection is generously funded by the Israeli American Council, Israeli Consulate and the Mid-Island Y JCC. 17 CHAILIGHTS | DECEMBER 2014 Adult Center Laura Weissberger Adult Center Director Laura Weissberger, LMSW, MA, Director, x335 | [email protected] Alana Rosenstein, LMSW, POB Cares/Project PACE Director, x 385 | [email protected] Jonah Samuelowitz, LCSW, Program Coordinator, x328 | [email protected] Beverly Gilbert, Program Coordinator, x347 | [email protected] Heather Goldman, LMSW, POB Cares/Project PACE Social Worker, x383 | [email protected] Kelly Soel, RN, POB Cares/Project PACE Nurse, X381 | [email protected] Janet Golon, RN, POB Cares/Project PACE Nurse, x381 | [email protected] Sharon Finkelstein, Administrative Assistant, x354 l [email protected] Abe Kirschman, Administrative Assistant, x 382 | [email protected] Harriet Blatt, POB Cares/Project PACE Volunteer Coordinator. X 345 | [email protected] Arts & Culture All Ages WATERCOLOR WORKSHOPS Learn varied techniques from our artists. Demos are critiqued and presented. Supply list sent upon confirmation of enrollment in class. Workshops are 10 sessions. Registration required, please call x347. BEGINNING WATERCOLOR Fridays • 10:00 am-12:30 pm M: $205 NM: $275 Winter session begins January 9 INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR Instructor: Melanie Wolf Fridays • 10:00 am-12:30 pm M: $205 NM: $275 Winter session begins January 9 ADVANCED WATERCOLOR Instructor: Janice Nesta Wednesdays • 11:45 am-2:45 pm M: $210 NM: $280 Winter session begins January 7 Instructor: Louise Fucci Thursdays 11:45 am-2:45 pm M: $210 NM: $280 Winter session begins January 8 ADULT CENTER: Art & Culture MID-ISLAND Y JCC “Yeladudes” Jewish Bilingual Theater presents: THE CHANUKAH MIRACLE POETRY READING SERIES The Mid-Island Y JCC’s Poetry Reading Series is directed by our resident poet and Nassau County Poet Laureate Gayl Teller. Sessions feature a poet and an open mic. Made possible through funding from Poets & Writers. Sundays • 7:00-9:00 pm December 14......... Lloyd Abrams Games, Cards & So Much More! MAH JONGG BEGINNER’S WORKSHOP Learn to play the game. You will need to bring a current Mah Jongg card to the first class. Tuesdays • 8:00-9:30 pm M: $85 NM: $110 For more information, please call Beverly at x347. MAH JONGG Come play Mah Jongg with your friends while supporting the Hatzilu Rescue Organization in providing stipends and food to needy Jewish families in Nassau County. Coffee and tea will be served. For more information, please call Beverly at x347. Tuesdays • 7:00-9:30 pm Cost: $5 All proceeds will go to the Hatzilu Rescue Organization OPEN PLAY Come and play Bridge, Canasta, Board Games, and more. Coffee and tea will be served. Thursdays • 11:00 am-3:00 pm M: Free NM: $4 MID-ISLAND Y JCC | (516) 822-3535 18 Adult Center cont’d Join other ACTIV adults who, like you, are retired or semi-retired and looking for ways to be involved in the community. UNIVERSITY MONDAY Y’s GUYS MEASURE OF A MAN: From Auschwitz Survivor to the Presidents’ Tailor by Martin Greenfield Come hang out with the guys and get to know other retired or semi-retired men looking to socialize. SANDWICHES & SCHMOOZE He’s been called “America’s greatest living tailor” and “the most interesting man in the world.” Now, for the first time, Holocaust survivor Martin Greenfield tells his incredible life story. Taken from his home at age fifteen and transported to Auschwitz, he and his family came face-to-face with Dr. Joseph Mengele and was divided forever from his family. Greenfield overcame adversity and emerged with a dream of success. After arriving in the United States and sweeping floors at a New York clothing factory, he founded America’s premier custom suit company. Still working at his Brooklyn factory, Greenfield continues to dress A-listers of D.C. and Hollywood, including Bill Clinton, Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jimmy Fallon. Thursdays Thurs., December 11 • 11:30 am-1:30 pm M: $5 NM: $10 Mon., December 15 • 12:00-2:00 pm M: $5 NM: $10 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: DRIVERS & FRIENDLY VISITORS MAKE A DIFFERENCE — VOLUNTEER! When you volunteer with POB Cares and Project PACE you’ll enjoy getting to know and helping seniors in the Plainview-Old Bethpage community. You create your own schedule and can help in as little as 1-2 hours per week. How? Call us and we’ll be glad to explain... To learn more or to volunteer, please call Alana: 516-822-3535, x385 or email [email protected] SENIOR PROGRAMS The Senior Circles, POB Cares & Project PACE For more information, or to register for these programs, please see contact information on page 18. For questions about POB Cares and Project PACE, please contact: Alana Rosenstein, LMSW, Director, NNORC POB Cares & Project PACE | x385 [email protected] POB Cares & Project PACE offer programs for residents of Plainview and Old Bethpage. To learn more, please see page 24. NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, all programming takes place at the Mid-Island Y JCC. SUNDAY ACTIVITIES TUESDAY ACTIVITIES SUNDAY CIRCLE ENTERTAINMENT TUESDAY CURRENT EVENTS DISCUSSION* Ages 60+ Network and make plans for exciting evenings at the JCC with this friendly, informal group. Refreshments will be served. Current issues discussed with audience participation and rotating discussion leaders: Larry Luber, Coordinator; David Halperin, Bruce Einhorn, Mel Rosencrantz, Herb Rusinoff and Coleman Kushner. December 7, 21 • 2:30-4:30 pm M: $25/person/year NM: $50/person/year + $10 at the door/session If paying by check, please make payable to the Mid-Island Y JCC. KNITTING CIRCLE MONDAY ACTIVITIES BREAKFAST FOR YOUR BRAIN POB Cares continues its brain wellness program called “Breakfast for Your Brain,” based on a curriculum created to stimulate the mind. Diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and depression have their roots in brain health. Learning is one of the most powerful activities for stimulating the brain. The sessions in this program provide mental aerobics, socialization, and fun. Advance registration is required. Please call Jonah, x328. Mondays • 5 Sessions • 10:00-11:00 am • FREE LUNCH & LEARN At each session a different Rabbi or Jewish Educator from the community will lead an interactive discussion on interesting and current topics. Coffee & tea provided, please bring your lunch. December 8 ....... Adam Novak, Star of David Funeral Home Mondays • 12:30-1:30 pm • M: FREE NM: $5 ADULT CENTER: Senior Programs ADULT CENTER: ACTIV ACTIV Adults Coming Together – InVolved Tuesdays • 10:30-11:30 am • FREE Beginners and beyond - Learn to knit or crochet or join us for enjoyable conversation as we work. Alternate Tuesdays • 10:30 am-12:00 pm • FREE December 9, 23 KEEPING HEALTHY & REMINISCING WITH VETERANS Veterans, join us for a bi-monthly discussion group especially for you led by Kelly Soel, RN. Each session will feature tips for keeping active and healthy, reminiscences of common experiences, current events, and other topics of interest. For more information, please call Kelly, x381. Alternate Tuesdays • 10:30 am-12:00 pm • FREE December 2, 16, 30 TUESDAY CIRCLE ENTERTAINMENT* Age 65+ Enjoy lectures, entertainment and holiday celebrations for individuals with zest for intellectual stimulation. December 2 .......... Cantor Don Goldberg, Singer December 9 .......... Gary Piacentini, Singer December 16 ........ Everett Greenberg, Singer Tuesdays • 11:30 am-1:30 pm • M: FREE NM: $10 Note: Lunch & Learn is also part of Jewish Life & Learning. See p.16 for details. 19 CHAILIGHTS | DECEMBER 2014 MID-ISLAND Y JCC | (516) 822-3535 20 Adult Center: Senior Programs cont’d WEDNESDAY CIRCLE DISCUSSIONS* Ages 75+ Join us for lively discussions on a variety of topics, from reminiscing about the good old days to current events. Wednesdays • 10:30-11:30 am • FREE WEDNESDAY CIRCLE ENTERTAINMENT* Ages 75+ This club focuses on social, recreational and educational experiences and needs of the 75+ generation. Wednesdays • 11:30 am-1:30 pm M: FREE NM: $10 December 3 .......... Joe DePiola, Singer December 10 ........ Naomi Zeitlin, Singer December 17 ........ Ricky Pen, Singer TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM Mid-Island Y JCC is proud to announce that POB Cares and Project PACE offers weekly bus transportation for seniors in Plainview and Old Bethpage to Morton Village Shopping Center for grocery shopping and errands. Space is limited and advance registration is required. For more information, please call Abe Kirschman, x382. THURSDAY ACTIVITIES THURSDAY CIRCLE ENTERTAINMENT* Age 65+ Join our circle and enjoy a variety of social and educational activities for those wishing to meet new friends and develop new interests. Bagels will be served. Thursdays • 12:30-2:30 pm • M: $2 NM: $12 TOUGH TOPICS A new series designed for seniors to discuss topics related to aging with a Project PACE social worker, registered nurse and/or guest speakers. We will cover issues that are important, but sometimes hard to talk about. Monthly on a Thursday • FREE Dec.11...... “Nothing’s Taboo: Bring Your Health Questions” with Dr. Silverstein, Stat Health - 10:00-11:00 am Dec. 18 .... “The Holiday Blues” with Alana Rosenstein, LMSW & Jonah Samuelowitz, LCSW - 10:30-11:30 am Support Groups & Services For more information, or to register to these programs, please see contact information on page 18. All groups are confidential and facilitated by licensed social workers who are caring and experienced professionals. A brief telephone intake is required prior to registering for a group. Select programs are made possible through funding from the UJA-Federation of New York’s Partners in Caring Initiative WRITING YOUR MEMORIES WORKSHOP Led by Marilyn Leibowitz This is a great opportunity to share the stories of your life with children, grandchildren and friends. What better way to create a legacy of stories for your loved ones? Monthly on a Thursday December 11 • 3:30-4:30 pm • FREE Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd COMMUNITY HEALTH CHATS WITH JANET GOLON, RN Free blood pressure screening will be available. Monthly on a Thursday • 1:00-2:00 pm • FREE Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd December 11 ................. “Avoiding Identity Theft” presented by Ed O'Connor from the National Aging in Place Council, Long Island Division FRIDAY ACTIVITIES CAREGIVERS’ SUPPORT GROUP BEREAVEMENT: LOSS OF A SPOUSE Professionally led group for primary caregivers and others providing care to a client or loved one. Participants are encouraged to share feelings and challenges and begin to realize they are not alone. The group offers support and strategies for coping as participants develop the knowledge, resources and strength to meet their care giving challenges. Professionally led group designed specifically for those who have recently lost their spouse. Group examines common grief issues such as coping skills, loneliness, anger, “normal” grief, and lifestyle changes. Alternating Fridays • 10:15-11:30 am • FREE December 12 PARKINSON’S GROUP An information and support group for those affected by Parkinson's Disease. People with Parkinson's and their spouses/caregivers/friends are all welcome. We are honored to have experts from various disciplines as guest speakers at our meetings. CONNECTION TO THE GENERATION (HIBUR L’DOR): TECHNOLOGY FOR SENIORS Please RSVP to Heather Goldman, x383 December 9 ............ “Home Safety Tips and Falls Prevention” with Home Instead. December 4 ........ “The Amazing Life of Shalom Aliechim” with Marilyn Kaufman Together with the JCCA Compass Project, we are offering a multi-week computer and technology course for seniors. Tailored to the needs of participants, topics will include the use of iPads, tablets, lap tops, desk top computers and smart phones. Bring your own device if portable. December 18 ..... “The Golden Age of TV” with Brian Rose Advance registration is required and space is limited. Please call Alana, x385. COVER-TO-COVER BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS Join POB Librarian Gretchen Browne monthly, for insightful discussion and socializing with other book lovers. Thursdays • 10:30 am-12:00 pm • FREE December 11 ........”Chestnut Street” by Maeve Binchy Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd Fridays • Dates & Times: TBA NEW! COMMUNITY HEALTH CHATS WITH KELLY SOEL, RN Join Kelly Soel, RN for this special series featuring speakers from the medical community. Free blood pressure screening will be available. Monthly on a Friday • 10:30-11:30 am • FREE December 19 .......... “Know Your Numbers” presented by Dr. Penny Stern Monthly on a Tuesday • 1:30-2:30 pm • FREE Alzheimer’s Day Service Program: Please see ad on p. 24. Note: Alzheimer’s Exercise Program — offered Monday-Friday, 12-12:30 pm. For more information, please call Laura, x335 Please call to find out when the next group will begin. Runs in 10 week cycles throughout the year. Mondays • 7:30-9:00 pm • M: $170 NM: $200 ADULT CENTER: Support Groups & Services MID-ISLAND Y JCC WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES BEYOND BEREAVEMENT: MOVING ON Professionally led group designed for widows/widowers who have already been through an initial loss of spouse bereavement group, but are still looking for a supportive environment. Pre-registration not required. Alternating Tuesdays • 7:30-9:00 pm (depending on the calendar) December 2, 16 M: $7 NM: $10 per session BEREAVEMENT: LOSS OF A PARENT Professionally led group designed specifically for adult children who have recently lost a parent. Participants share their stories in a safe and supportive environment, process feelings about death and grief, and build coping skills needed to move forward in life. Please call to find out when the next group is beginning. Mondays • 7:30-9:00 pm • M: $170 NM: $200 Support Groups & Services continued on next page. Note: MS Swim — A low-impact water exercise class that improves overall balance and circulation. Register through the local MS Society at: (631) 864-6337. * Limited transportation available: $8 per day • Tues. & Wed.: Various locations • Thurs.: TBA 21 CHAILIGHTS | DECEMBER 2014 MID-ISLAND Y JCC | (516) 822-3535 22 Adult Center: Support Groups & Services, cont’d SIBLINGS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Professionally led group designed to connect those who are going through the struggles of coping with separation and divorce. Provides an opportunity for participants to understand their relationships past and present; work through feelings of grief, loss, rejection, guilt and other emotions related to their experience; and gain a sense of their own identity. Come and meet other brothers and sisters who like you, have a sibling with a disability. We provide a safe space to share your feelings. Learn how to talk to your parents and your siblings, along with stress relief techniques and coping mechanisms. Please call to find out when the next group will begin. 6 Week Sessions • Call for specific dates Alternating Sundays • 12:00-1:00 pm M: $100 NM: $120 • Each additional child is $75. Runs in 10-Week Cycles throughout the year. Tuesdays • 7:00-8:30 pm • M: $170 NM: $200 Parents registered for the adult support group, will receive a 10% discount on total registration GROWING UP WITH DIVORCED PARENTS ONE-ON-ONE INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING Are your children angry, hurt, and confused about your divorce? Children will learn to understand their feelings, express their emotions appropriately, feel better about themselves, and develop coping skills. The JCC is able to offer limited, short-term, one-on-one counseling with a licensed social worker. Runs in 10-Week Cycles throughout the year. Tuesdays • 7:00-8:30 pm M: $125 NM: $150 Each additional child is $75 Parents registered for the adult support group, will receive a 10% discount on total registration. GRANDPARENT’S CIRCLE COLLEGE READINESS Once fall winds down and all of your applications are submitted, all that’s left to do is wait. Instead of anxiously waiting for acceptance letters in the mail; come learn about how to make the most of your college experience. Join your friends in a supportive environment designed to ensure that you are ready to leave home. Topics include selecting a major, budgeting, household basics, advocacy, and adjustment skills. 8-Week Workshop Series • Call for group dates M: $136 NM: $160 PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS For parents seeking support in navigating the path of Autism and related disabilities, from therapies and medical interventions to IEPs and special education concerns. Providing parent-to-parent support so that participants become better informed about what works, what doesn’t, and who can help. You are NOT alone. 6-Week Sessions • Call for specific dates Alternating Sundays • 12:00-1:00 pm M: $100 NM: $120 If both parents register, only one fee will be charged. First 2 Sessions: no charge • $15/hour For Jewish grandparents whose children are intermarried, offering participants skills and techniques to nurture their interfaith grandchildren’s Jewish identities. For details, please see Jewish Life & Learning, p. 16. HATZILU RESCUE ORGANIZATION NNORC (Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community) P.O.B. Cares & Project PACE Plainview-Old Bethpage Cares (POB Cares) and Project PACE (Plainview Assisting Community Elders) offer support to senior residents of Plainview and Old Bethpage enabling participants to live independently in their own homes. Programs & Services Include: To access services or to volunteer, please call 516-931-2884 • Volunteer-based transportation to medical appointments and food shopping • In-home case management with a social worker In this economy, many families continue to find themselves in need of support — even those who never expected to need assistance. We are here for you. • Minor home repairs Connect-To-Care provides limited: • Information and referrals For assistance, please call Laura, x335 or email [email protected] PROGRAM FREE Programs & Services for Senior Residents of Plainview & Old Bethpage • In-home visits with a North Shore-LIJ Registered Nurse • Employment and career transition services • Financial consultation • Legal services DAY SERVICE Helping Seniors In Our Community. A program of the Mid-Island Y JCC. Provides the Jewish elderly and poor with food, financial aid, social work intervention, assistance and emotional support during times of distress. Hatzilu maintains the largest kosher food warehouse in Nassau County and volunteers deliver food to clients. CONNECT-TO-CARE ALZHEIMER’S • Educational, social & health programs A non-sectarian program, JCC membership not required Monday-Friday • 8:30 am-4:30 pm For more information or to volunteer, please contact: Alana Rosenstein, LMSW Director, POB Cares & Project PACE (516) 822-3535, x385 or email [email protected] A safe and enriching program for adults with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. ADULT CENTER: Support Groups & Services SEPARATION AND DIVORCE Participants receive a healthy, light breakfast and full lunch under the supervision of a nutritionist. We utilize certified fitness instructors, art therapists, music therapists and more who provide client-centered therapies. Each client will have an individualized service plan (ISP) which will help determine current capacity, maintenance goals and personal interests. We will attempt to contract with your long term care insurance company. Monday-Friday 10:00 am-2:00 pm $50 per day Scholarships available for those in need. For more information, please call Laura: (516) 822-3535, x335 NNORCs Project PACE & POB Cares are generously funded by the New York State Office For the Aging. 23 CHAILIGHTS | DECEMBER 2014 MID-ISLAND Y JCC | (516) 822-3535 24 MID-ISLAND Y JCC Sports Clinics & Leagues Fitness & Wellness Center Jason Petite, x318 | [email protected] YOUTH BOYS Grades 1-5 All Ages BOYS AND GIRLS BASKETBALL CLINIC PRIVATE SPORTS INSTRUCTION Grades 1 & 2 Participate in 6 practices and learn the necessary skills, drills and game situations to prepare for 3rd and 4th grade leagues. Practices culminate in a fun-filled, action-packed modified basketball game. Runs 6 consecutive weeks • Limited to 14 players Wednesdays • Beginning January 7 • 6:00-7:00 pm LW14-1BBL • M: $100 NM: $125 PREPARE FOR BASKETBALL LEAGUE CLINIC Girls Grades 3-5 Gain confidence while learning the skills necessary to play competitive travel basketball. Drills designed to stress “fun”damentals in a fast-paced environment. Clinic covers the rules of the game and preparation for game situations. Runs 6 Weeks • Limited to 16 players Wednesdays • Beginning January 7 • 7:00-8:00 pm LW14-BBCT • M: $100 NM: $125 VOLLEYBALL OPEN PLAY A 45-minute, one-on-one private instruction or semiprivate instruction in any sport — Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Soccer, Softball — just to name a few. Based on gym and instructor availability. Private Session • PVPP-PV11 1 session .......................... M: $50 3 sessions ........................ M: $120 6 sessions ........................ M: $220 NM: $65 NM: $165 NM: $300 Semi-Private Session (2 people) 1 session .......................... M: $80 3 sessions ........................ M: $210 6 sessions ........................ M: $384 • PVSP-PV11 NM: $100 NM: $270 NM: $486 PRIVATE VOLLEYBALL LESSONS Hone your volleyball skills and work one-on-one with a volleyball coach to improve your overall game play as you learn to master the forearm pass, set, spike and serve. Small group instruction can also be arranged. Volleyball players of all levels are invited to play. Open play time for teen, men, women and co-ed volleyball players are scheduled for Thursday evenings at 8:30 pm. You must be a member or guest of a member in order to participate. George Loft, Fitness & Recreation Director, x316 | [email protected] Barbara Sachs-Traina, Group Fitness Director, x317 | [email protected] George Loft Fitness & Recreation Director Dear Members, As the year comes to a close, I would like to thank you for patronizing our Fitness and Aquatics Centers and participating in so many of our classes and programs. We have enjoyed developing and providing new and cutting-edge programming, and based on attendance and feedback, we are so happy that our choices and decisions have been so positively received. FITNESS & WELLNESS CENTER SPORTS CLINICS & LEAGUES MID-ISLAND Y JCC We are excited to announce that in the New Year, our products and services will continue to expand. Brocho, geared towards pre-teen boys ages 9-11, is a non-competitive workout and discussion group. Walk This Way is a free, instructional walking club that provides walkers an indoor option during the winter months. In the world of sports, we’ll be expanding our leagues to include volleyball play on Thursday nights. We’re also adding Winter Baseball Clinics that will run January and February. We hope to be the solution to your 2015 New Year’s fitness resolution. Commit to be fit with us! Yours in Health, George P. Loft Director of Fitness & Recreation M: Free WINTER BASEBALL CLINIC Ages 6-8 years old Beginner skills and drills covering fielding, throwing and batting, help to improve player’s ability while having fun. Sundays • 4:00-5:00 pm • 5 consecutive weeks Session 1 begins Jan. 11 • Session 2 begins Feb. 15 BB6-8 • M: $70 NM: $79.99 WINTER BASEBALL CLINIC Ages 9-12 years old Prepare for the upcoming Little League or Travel baseball season. We cover fielding, throwing and batting. Sundays • 5:00-6:00 pm 5 consecutive weeks Session 1 begins Jan. 11 Session 2 begins Feb. 15 BB9-12 • M: $70 NM: $79.99 25 CHAILIGHTS | DECEMBER 2014 Note: The following leagues have already begun. Watch for new registration dates in the next issue of Chailights. Teen Basketball League, Grades 9-12 Boys Advanced Basketball Play Clinic, Grades 8 & 9 Adult Basketball League, 18 and older Note: Look for the February issue of Chailights for Basketball League start dates. Stay fit. Stay healthy. Have fun! MID-ISLAND Y JCC | (516) 822-3535 26 GROUP FITNESS CLASSES • FlexFIT Flexible fitness classes. Drop in—FREE to members. NEW! WALK THIS WAY! Walk This Way is free, instructional, walking club that provides walkers an indoor option during the winter months. Jason Petite Fitness & Sports Director Call x318 or email [email protected] LiveFIT Personal Fitness Training WELLNESS LECTURES THE BUDDY SESSION EXPERIENCE PACKAGE A series of interactive lectures that focus on preventative and pro-active practices geared towards improving and maintaining a healthier lifestyle. With any personal training package purchased in the month of December you will be allowed to have one other member train with you for FREE! Share your personal training experience with others and receive the added benefits of extra motivation and camaraderie. If any of your workout partners continue with training after the initial package concludes, you will both receive additional discounts. For more information or to register, call Barbara, x317 All lectures require advance registration. KNEE PAIN AND ITS REMEDIES! Fitness & wellness classes for youth & teens. NEW! BROCHO Ages 9-11 30 minutes of fitness-30 min of “guy talk” Pre-Teens will warm up, “break the ice” with non-competitive moves that promote strength, endurance, and stamina. This will be followed by frank discussions in a safe, trusting environment to help foster character, brotherhood, confidence and respect. Begins Wed., January 14 • 5:15-6:15 pm • 10 weeks FW15-BC13 • M: $100 NM: $150 Experiencing knee pain and confused on the best treatments available for you? Dr. Paul Enker will offer advice on non-invasive treatments for arthritis, as well as contemporary orthopedic solutions to help you make informed decisions to remedy this common joint problem. Dr. Paul Enker is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and is Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Advantage Medical Group and the Director of their Joint Replacement Program. Tues., January 6 • 7:30 pm M: Free NM: $10 Pre-registration encouraged DO YOU KNOW THE DRILL? ANNOUNCING... Our NEW Playroom In the Mid-Island Y JCC Fitness & Recreation Center FREE Everything you wanted to learn about dental implants, but where afraid to ask! Ronald Knoll, D.M.D, M.S. will speak about the diagnosis, treatment, planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of dental implants. Tues., February 10 • 7:30-8:30 pm M: Free NM: $10 Pre-registration encouraged For Members ______ Children ages 5 months-8 years ______ For more information, please call Barbara, x317 Note: MS Swim — A low-impact water exercise class that improves overall balance and circulation. Register through the local MS Society at: (631) 864-6337. NOTE: For the most current Fitness Class Schedule, go to www.miyjcc.org and click on the FlexFIT button on the right-hand side of the home page. 27 CHAILIGHTS | DECEMBER 2014 ASSISTED STRETCHING Wellness lectures and personal training. Introductory Meeting: Fri., January 30 • 12:00 pm BeFIT PFT Institute: SMALL GROUP TRAINING Stretching is a key aspect to physical fitness that is consistently left out of most fitness regiments. Stretching helps reduce tension in muscles, enhances range of motion in joints, and allows the body to maintain good posture. Whether you’re choosing to stretch pre or post workout, a skilled trainer can identify weak or tight muscles that may be inhibiting the effectiveness of your workouts. Get a full body stretch to re-enforce all of the hard work you do at the gym and get your body feeling loose and limber! FITNESS & WELLNESS CENTER Barbara Sachs-Traina Group Fitness Director Call x317 or email [email protected] Join as a group of 3-5 people with a certified personal trainer, and experience working out like never before. Members Only: $10 Reach your fitness goals with the expert guidance and motivational support of a NOTE: Personal training sessions personal trainer, at a fraction of the cost. make perfect holiday gifts. 1-Hour Sessions • Cost Per Person: 3 @ $35/hr | 4 @ $30/hr | 5 @ $25/hr To purchase a gift certificate, please see back cover. Mid-Island Y JCC Personal Training Programs No more excuses. No long-term commitment. If you want to improve your shape, increase your muscle tone, lose weight, rev up your energy level or just look and feel better, the Y’s personal training program is for you. Our nationally certified trainers will customize a training program just for you. With our trainers, you can maximize your time and make sure you’re training safely and efficiently. Sessions 1 6 12 1 Hour Complete Workout $ 70 $390 $720 ½ Hour Express Workout $ 40 $210 $360 1 Hour Buddy Sessions $ 90 $510 $960 Youth Personal Training Keep your kids active. Instead of sitting around, playing video games, or watching TV, have you thought of hiring a personal trainer? Whether it’s training for a sport, losing weight, or having a positive mentor, personal training may be just what they need. Programs are designed specifically for teens to reach goals and build confidence. 45 min. Sessions • 2 Sessions: $89 • 4 Sessions: $146 • 6 Sessions: $209 Note: For the most current Fitness Class Schedule, go to miyjcc.org and click on the FlexFIT button on the right-hand side of the home page. MID-ISLAND Y JCC | (516) 822-3535 28 2014-15 Swim Meet Schedule Aquatics Center TIME LOCATION OPPONENT November 2 3:00 pm Suffolk JCC, Commack Suffolk Sharks November 16 2:00 pm Mid-Island Y JCC Sid Jacobson Barracudas November 23 TBD BFF, Oceanside BFF Waves December 14 2:00 pm Mid- Island Y JCC Suffolk Sharks (Jr. Meet) January 11 2:00 pm Mid Island Y JCC JCH Stingrays January 18 TBD Sid Jacobson, Roslyn Sid Jacobson Barracudas January 25 2:00 pm Mid Island Y JCC 8 & Under Invitational February 8 3:00 pm Suffolk JCC, Commack Suffolk Sharks DOLPHIN SWIM TEAMS Ages 5-17 March 22 3:00 pm Suffolk JCC, Commack Suffolk Sharks (Jr. Meet) Seeking new members for the 2014-15 Swim Season to help us defend our Metro JCC Champs title. March 29 TBD TBD Metro JCC Championships Deidra Clark-Towers, Aquatics Director, x330 | [email protected] Deidra Clark-Towers Aquatics Director Dive in and swim! All classes Open Enrollment. 2014 DATE Make a splash with swim lessons at the Mid-Island Y JCC. Our instructors will work with you or your child to create an individualized program that meets their specific needs. PRIVATE LESSONS Member Fees: 5 Lessons .......... $160 ($32/lesson) 10 Lessons........ $300 ($30/lesson) Non-Member Fees: 5 Lessons .......... $225 ($45/lesson) 10 Lessons........ $430 ($43/lesson) NEW! PRIVATE SWIM TRAINING 1 hour swim training for competitive swimmers, triathletes, & fitness swimmers. Member Fees: 1 Lesson ............ $65 5 Lessons .......... $300 ($60/lesson) Non-Member Fees: 1 Lesson ............ $80 5 Lessons .......... $375 ($75/lesson) SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS For two swimmers at the same level 2 Members: 5 Lessons .......... $220 ($110/person, $22/lesson) 10 Lessons........ $420 ($210/person, $21/lesson) 2 Non-Members: 5 Lessons .......... $360 ($180/person, $36/lesson) 10 Lessons........ $680 ($340/person, $34/lesson) 1 Member, 1 Non-Member: 5 Lessons .......... $280 ($140/person, $28/lesson) 10 Lesson .......... $540 ($270/person, $27/lesson) “CREATE-A-CLASS” For 3-4 swimmers Classes created based on the availability of the swimmers. Participants should be about the same age and swim level. Prices based on the number of participants. Dates and times are flexible. Please call for details, schedule and fees. 29 CHAILIGHTS | DECEMBER 2014 SWIM MEETS AT THE POOL If you’re a swimmer looking for that competitive edge in a fun and exciting environment, the Dolphin Swim Team is for you. Coaches work on stroke development, technique, and endurance throughout the season. DEVELOPMENTAL TEAM To qualify, swimmers must demonstrate 3-4 competitive strokes by swimming four laps. Swimmers must attend 2 days per week. Practices held Mon.-Thurs. • 4:30-5:30 pm COMP A & B TEAMS 2015 PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS Children’s Group Classes 6 months-18 years old Based on the American Red Cross Learn-To-Swim program and taught by certified American Red Cross water safety instructors. Designed to develop each swimmers’ skill set, emphasizing water safety and overall aquatic comfort level. AQUABABIES Ages 6-18 mos. PRESCHOOL LEVEL 3 AQUATOTS 1 Ages 18-36 mos. Preschool Extension Classes Fun activities that teach infants to feel comfortable in the water. Parents learn to hold and support infants properly so they can explore breath control, floating, and changing body position while “moving” through the water. To qualify, swimmers must demonstrate all four competitive strokes by swimming four laps. Practices held Sun.-Thurs. • 5:30-7:00 pm Young swimmers learn to feel safe in the water. Techniques using parental assistance teach children water safety, safe entry, kicking, and arm movements, breath control, floating, and changing body position while “moving” through the water. ELITE DOLPHINS SWIM WITH ME Ages 21/2 - 4 yrs. To qualify swimmers must demonstrate all four competitive strokes by swimming 4-8 timed laps. Practice will focus on stroke refinement, endurance, and speed. Swimmers need to attend a minimum of 2 days per week. Practices held Sun.-Thurs. • 5:30-7:00 pm Elite ..................... M: $625 ..... NM: $875 Comp A ............... M: $625 ..... NM: $875 Comp B ............... M: $625 ..... NM: $875 Development ...... M: $575 ..... NM: $825 Note: During Dolphin home swim meets, pool and whirlpool are closed. Note: MS Swim — A low-impact water exercise class that improves overall balance and circulation. Register through the local MS Society at: (631) 864-6337. AQUATICS CENTER MID-ISLAND Y JCC Designed for children who aren’t ready to swim alone or have difficulty separating from their parents. Each class is filled with engaging and challenging games and activities that will motivate your child to swim! Preschool Levels Ages 3-5 yrs. American Red Cross three preschool swimming levels: Pre-school aged children are taught basic aquatic safety & swimming skills while increasing their comfort level in and around the water. PRESCHOOL LEVEL 1 Orients children to the aquatic environment and helps them gain basic aquatic skills. PRESCHOOL LEVEL 2 Children gain independence, improve skills and develop more comfort in and around the water. They learn to fully submerge and blow bubbles from their mouth and nose, as well as float on their front and back with assistance, combining arm and leg action. Children start to gain basic swimming skills to be comfortable in and around the water. They should be able to perform front and back floats and glides without assistance, as well as combine arm and leg motion on their front and back. LUNCHBOX SWIM Children learn to swim and have lunch with their friends! Drop off or picked up from class by swim instructors. Children enjoy a 30-minute swim lesson based on the Red Cross Early Childhood format, followed by a kosher, peanut/tree nut-free dairy lunch supplied from home. SWIM & GYM A 30-minute swim lesson based on the Red Cross Early Childhood format followed by a 45-minute gym program. One of our most popular extension classes, your child will enjoy the combination of swim and gym with their friends. EXCEPTIONAL SWIM (through the Adler Center) Ages 3 and up The Adler Center has been awarded funding from Autism Speaks to run swim classes for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This program uses water education to develop water safety and swimming skills, and focuses on self-confidence and self-esteem. Customized for each participant’s emotional and developmental abilities. Runs in 12 week cycles starting in January Dates/Times: TBA • Cost: $75 MID-ISLAND Y JCC | (516) 822-3535 30 LEARN-TO-SWIM: The American Red Cross Levels 1-6 is a program based on six levels designed to ensure that swimmers develop their aquatic skills and knowledge. All levels are layered and each new level teaches not only new skills, but reviews and builds on the skills learned in previous levels. SUNDAY MONDAY AquaBabies 8:30-9:00 am AquaBabies 9:30-10:00 am AquaBabies 9:00-9:30 am AquaTots 1 10:00-10:30 am Swim & Gym 1:00-2:45 pm Swim & Gym 1:00-2:45 pm AquaTots 1 10:30-11:00 am Preschool 1 9:00-9:30 am Lunchbox Swim 11:45 am-1:30 pm Preschool 3 4:00-4:30 pm Preschool 2 4:00-4:30 pm Lunchbox Swim 11:45 am-1:30 pm Preschool 3 9:00-9:30 am Exceptional Swim 9:00-9:30 am Swim & Gym 1:00-2:45 pm Level 2 4:00-4:30 pm Level 3 4:00-4:30 pm Swimming 101 1:00-2:00 pm Exceptional Swim 9:00-9:30 am Level 1 9:00-9:30 am Preschool 1 4:00-4:30 pm Preschool 2 4:30-5:00 pm Preschool 1 4:30-5:00 pm Swim & Gym 1:00-2:45 pm Swim with Me 9:30-10:00 am Exceptional Swim 9:30-10:00 am Level 1 4:00-4:30 pm Level 1 4:30-5:00 pm Levels 4-6 4:30-5:00 pm Level 3 4:00-4:30 pm Exceptional Swim 9:30-10:00 am AquaTots 1 9:30-10:00 am Preschool 3 4:30-5:00 pm Swim Team 4:30-5:00 pm Developmental Swim Team 4:30-5:30 pm Levels 4-6 4:00-4:30 pm Preschool 2 9:30-10:00 am LIFEGUARD RECERTIFICATION COURSE Level 2 9:30-10:00 am Level 3 4:30-5:00 pm Level 3 5:00-5:30 pm Level 1 5:00-5:30 pm Preschool 1 & 2 4:30-5:00 pm Level 1 10:00-10:30 am If you are already a lifeguard, but your certification is about to expire, we have recertification courses available. Must attend both sessions. Swim with Me 10:00-10:30 am Developmental Swim Team 4:30-5:00 pm Levels 4-6 5:00-5:30 pm Level 2 5:00-5:30 pm Level 2 4:30-5:00 pm Level 3 10:00-10:30 am Preschool 1 10:00-10:30 am Level 2 5:00-5:30 pm Swim Team 5:30-7:00 pm Swim Team 5:30-7:00 pm Developmental Swim Team 4:30-5:30 pm Preschool 1 10:30 am-11:00 am Level 3 10:00-10:30 am Levels 4-6 5:00-5:30 pm Level 1 5:00-5:30 pm Level 2 10:30 am-11:00 am AquaTots 1 10:30-11:00 am Swim Team 5:30-7:00 pm Level 3 5:00-5:30 pm *Swim testing for appropriate level placement upon request. LEVEL 1: INTRO TO WATER SKILLS AMERICAN RED CROSS LIFEGUARD TRAINING No prerequisites needed. Basic personal water safety information and skills are taught to help participants feel comfortable in the water and enjoy water safely. Elementary aquatic skills are the foundation for future skills and are introduced. Swimmers explore movement in water bobbing, floating and gliding. 15+ years old by completion of course Learn how to respond to emergencies in an aquatic environment along with CPR/AED and First Aid training. This certification is nationally recognized and accepted across the country. Due to regulations enforced by the Nassau County Department of Health, lifeguards working in Nassau County are required to pass an additional lifeguard exam. LEVEL 2: FUNDAMENTAL AQUATIC SKILLS Swimmers entering Level 2 must have a Level 1 certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in this level. Swimmers learn to float without support and explore simultaneous and alternating arm and leg actions on the front and back to lay the foundation for future strokes. LEVEL 3: STROKE DEVELOPMENT Swimmers entering Level 3 must have a Level 2 certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in this level. Swimmers learn to coordinate the front crawl and elementary backstroke, and are introduced to the scissor and dolphin kicks, the fundamentals of treading water and diving. LEVELS 4-6: PRE-SWIM TEAM / STROKE IMPROVEMENT Swimmers entering Level 4 must have a Level 3 certificate or must be able to demonstrate all the completion requirements in this level. They gain knowledge and confidence in all strokes, and increase their swimming distance. Upon completion of this program, swimmers will be ready to enroll in our competitive Swim Team. POOL PARTIES Summer Fun All Year Round! Have a Swim Party without having to worry about the weather. Parties include two private lanes, private party room, pool toys & games, and lots of fun. Choose from organized games, instructional swim, or just splash around. All parties include Red Cross certified staff! No party is too big or too small. To learn more, please call Barbara (516) 822-3535, x317 31 CHAILIGHTS | DECEMBER 2014 Pool Schedule At-A-Glance Pre-Test Cost: $25 (done on first day) Upon successful completion of the pre-test registration balance is due: M: $425 NM: $450 Mon., December 22 • 9:00-5:00 pm Tues., December 23 • 9:00-5:00 pm Fri., December 26 • 9:00-5:00 pm Sat., December 27 • 9:00-5:00 pm Pre-test required (done on first day) Pre-Test Cost: $25 • Course Cost: $175 Mon., December 29 • 9:00-5:00 pm Tues., December 30 • 9:00-5:00 pm AMERICAN RED CROSS WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR 16+ years old by completion of course Upon completion of this course you will be certified as an American Red Cross Swim Instructor. You will be certified to teach swimming and water safety in many different settings including camps and aquatic facilities. Pre-test required (done on first day) M: $475 NM: $500 An additional $35 non-refundable fee to be paid to the American Red Cross upon registration Mon., December 22 Tues., December 23 Fri., December 26 • Mon., December 29 • 9:00-5:00 pm • 9:00-5:00 pm 9:00-5:00 pm • 9:00-5:00 pm CPR/FPR (FOR THE PROFESSIONAL RESCUER) Recertification Courses If you have already taken CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, but your certification is about to expire, this is the course for you. Sat., December 6 • 11:00 am-2:00 pm • Cost: $50 TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY Lunchbox Swim Lunchbox Swim AquaBabies Lunchbox Swim 11:45 am-1:30 pm 11:45 am-1:30 pm 10:00-10:30 am 11:45 am-1:30 pm Preschool 2 10:30-11:00 am Swim Team 5:30-7:00 pm Levels 4-6 10:30-11:00 am Swimming 201 7:00-8:00 pm Swim & Gym 1:00-2:45 pm SATURDAY AquaBabies 8:30-9:00 am AquaTots 1 9:00-9:30 am AQUATICS CENTER American Red Cross Level Classes* 6 Years Old & Up Swim Team 5:30-7:00 pm Note: Entire pool will be closed for Swim Team Practice Sun – Thurs 5:30–7:00 pm *Exceptional Swim (through the Adler Center For Special Needs): Please see p.31 for details WINTER SEMESTER: December__ _ January ______ February March Fees Sunday 12/7, 14, 21 1/11, 18, 25 2/1, 8, 22 3/1 M: $150 NM: $300 Monday 12/8, 15 1/5, 12, 26 2/2, 9, 23 3/2, 9 M: $150 NM: $300 M: $230 NM: $350 Tuesday 12/9, 16 1/6, 13, 20, 27 2/3, 10, 24 3/3, 10 M: $165 NM: $330 M: $253 NM: $385 Wednesday 12/10, 17 1/7, 14, 21, 28 2/4, 11, 25 3/4, 11 M: $165 NM: $330 M: $253 NM: $385 Thursday 12/11, 18 1/8, 15, 22, 29 2/5, 12, 26 3/5, 12 M: $150 NM: $330 M: $253 NM: $385 Friday 12/12, 19 1/9, 16, 23, 30 2/6, 13, 27 3/6, 13 Saturday 12/13, 20 1/10, 17, 24, 31 2/7, 28 3/7, 14 Extension Classes M: $253 NM: $285 M: $150 NM: $300 MID-ISLAND Y JCC | (516) 822-3535 32 33 CHAILIGHTS | DECEMBER 2014 Business Spotlight... BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT MID-ISLAND Y JCC MID-ISLAND Y JCC | (516) 822-3535 34 Business Spotlight... Please support our sponsors! DENTAL CARE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY Star of David Memorial Chapels would like to congratulate Adam Novak for his appointment to the board of directors of the Mid-Island Y JCC. BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT MID-ISLAND Y JCC A Jennifer Rubin Frisch, DDS Adam Novak (p) 516-660-0064 | (f) 631-414-7007 (917) 302-9899 [email protected] A www.JenniferRubinFrischDDS.com 1097 Old Country Road, Suite 205 Plainview, NY 11803 Kosher Café Breakfast Lunch Snacks Tuna fish, egg salad, fresh bagels, pizza, omelets, mac & cheese, chopped salad, protein bars Now serving soup. 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For a FREE Estimate contact: Rich Lefkowitz 631.265.9746 | [email protected] MID-ISLAND Y JCC | (516) 822-3535 36 MID-ISLAND Y JCC Calendar At-A-Glance DATE ELYSE SALTSBERG Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Office: 516.629.2292 Cell: 917.544.5012 [email protected] www.elliman.com TIME EVENT/PROGRAM PAGE Now Through Wed., December 10 Chesed Toy Drive p. 5 Tues., December 2 7:30-9:00 pm Beyond Bereavement: Moving On p. 22 Thurs., December 4 5:30 pm “The Chanukah Miracle” – A Story of Magic & Adventure p. 5 Sat., December 6 11:00 am-2:00 pm CPR/FPR (For the Professional Rescuer) p. 31 Mon., December 8 12:30-1:30 pm Lunch & Learn: with Adam Novak p. 16 Tues., December 9 10:30-11:30 am Yiddish Vinkle p. 16 Tues., December 9 1:30-2:30 pm Parkinson’s Group: “Home Safety Tips and Falls Prevention” p. 22 Thurs., December 11 10:30 am-12:00 pm Cover-to-Cover Book Club: “Chestnut Street” by Maeve Binchy p. 21 Menorah Contest Entry Deadline p. 6 Thurs., December 11 For information & rates contact Wendy Klonsky: (516) 822-3535, x338, or email [email protected] Did you know that the Mid-Island JCC is the BEST PARTY VENUE in town? Whether you’re planning a child’s Birthday Party, Pool Party, Sweet 16, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, or special Anniversary — from 20 to 200 guests — we can provide everything you need for a fun-filled, memorable event. With various party spaces and themes, and a friendly, professional staff — plus catering options, music, and more — we can customize the perfect party for you. Call for details or to book your date, and start planning your best party ever! Barbara Sachs-Traina: (516) 822-3535, x317 • [email protected] 37 CHAILIGHTS | DECEMBER 2014 Thurs., December 11 10:00-11:00 am Tough Topics: “Nothing’s Taboo,” Bring Your Health Questions p. 21 Thurs., December 11 11:30 am-1:30 pm Y’s Guys: Sandwiches & Schmooze p. 19 Thurs., December 11 1:00-2:00 pm Community Health Chats: “Avoiding Identity Theft” p. 21 Fri., December 12 10:15-11:30 am Caregivers’ Support Group p. 22 Sat., December 13 6:00-9:30 pm Saturday Night Out/Club Saturday Night p. 10 Mon., December 15 6:30-7:30 pm Chanukah, Oh Chanukah p. 5 Mon., December 15 12:00-2:00 pm Authors Brunch Series: Measure of a Man: From Auschwitz to the Presidents’ Tailor p. 16 Tues., December 16 7:30-9:00 pm Beyond Bereavement: Moving On p. 22 Wed., December 17 6:15-8:00 pm World Series of Dreidels – Spin & Win p. 6 Thurs., December 18 7:30 pm Community Menorah Lighting p. 5 Thurs., December 18 7:00 pm Israeli Movie Night: “Ajami” p. 16 Thurs., December 18 10:30-11:30 am Tough Topics: “The Holiday Blues” p. 21 Fri., December 19 6:00-9:00 pm BRIJE: Chanukah Shabbat Dinner p. 17 Fri., December 19 10:30-11:30 am Community Health Chats: “Know Your Numbers” p. 21 Mon., December 22-Fri., January 2 December Vacation Day Programs: For ages 3-4 p. 9 Mon., December 22-Fri., January 2 December Vacation Day Programs: For ages K-6 p. 13 Thurs., December 25 Christmas Day is Family Day p. 6 11:00 am-2:00 pm MID-ISLAND Y JCC | (516) 822-3535 CALENDAR AT-A-GLANCE Business Spotlight... DECEMBER BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT MID-ISLAND Y JCC 38 Non-Profit U.S. Postage PAID Hicksville, NY Permit No. 194 45 Manetto Hill Road Plainview, NY 11803 DATED MATERIAL MIYJCC HOURS: Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm* Monday-Thursday 6:00 am - 11:00 pm* Friday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm* Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm* CHAILIGHTS Mid-Island Y JCC DECEMBER 2014 • KISLEV - TEVET 5775 Special Holiday Edition 2014 “The Chanukah Miracle”...Pg. 17 Community Menorah Lighting...Pg. 5 * Fitness Center & Pool close 1/2 hour earlier 6th Annual World Series of Dreidels...Pg. 14 FRONT OFFICE HOURS: December 25 is Family Day...Pg. 6 Monday-Thursday 9:00 am - 9:30 pm Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday - Closed BOARD OF DIRECTORS President Allan M. Blum Vice Presidents Ann Dorman Adler* Al Berg Treasurer Sharon Sabba Fierstein Associate Treasurer Meredith Brake Secretary Jeffrey Schwartz Board Members Bonnie Eisler | Lynda Feldman Matthew Goldberg | Lisa Hadar Rabbi Jonathan Hecht Jeffrey Kaden | Adam Novak Samuel Rudman | Mark Senders Chris Smith | Scott Smith Paul Smolevitz HONORARY TRUSTEES Norma J. Feinsod* F. Lee Gordon* Alfred W. Levy Joseph Rogers* Sidney N. Solomon* Michael H. Soroka* *past presidents Chief Executive Officer Rick Lewis Chief Financial Officer Katy Martin Director of Development Michele Posner Director of Agency Programming Marlie Cohen Early Childhood Vacation Programs...Pg. 8 Youth & Teen Vacation Programs...Pg. 13 Adler Center Vacation Programs...Pg. 15 PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORM Registrant’s Name:_______________________________________ Member ID#:_________________ Parent’s First Name:__________________________ Birthdate:_________ Age:_____ Grade:______ Address:____________________________________________________ Phone:___________________ Town, Zip__________________________________________ Work/Cell Phone:___________________ Emergency Name/Phone:____________________________ / _________________________________ Email:_____________________________ I would like to receive the JCC Cyberflyer: Y____ N____ Class Name:________________________________________ Class Code (listed in guide):_________ Class Day/Time:_____________ / _____________ 2nd Choice Class:__________________________ Page in Brochure:_______ Class Fee:________ List any allergies:_____________________________ Daycare Hours Required (Grades K-6 Only): From:_________ to:_________ Credit Card No.:______________________________________ Exp. Date:_______ CVV Date:_______ FOR ACCOUNTING USE ONLY Member Fee:______________________________ Date Paid:_____________________________ Non-Member Fee:__________________________ Check No:_______ Transaction No:_______ Accounting Code:__________________________ Received by:___________________________ Mid-Island Y JCC — Gift Certificate — Now available to be used for all programs, classes & services... SWIM CLASSES • VACATION PROGRAMS • WORKSHOPS • PERSONAL TRAINING • MASSAGE THERAPY • SUMMER CAMP • AND SO MUCH MORE! To purchase, stop by the “Y” or call (516) 822-3535. See back cover.
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