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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
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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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JCC News & Events ............................................. 3
• Development News .................................. 3
• Holiday Programs & Events ..................... 5
• Membership ................................................ 7
Early Childhood Center ..................................... 8
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• 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
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• Israeli Cultural Connection ................... 17
Holiday Building Schedule
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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.
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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.
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MID-ISLAND Y JCC News & Events
Development News
Michele Posner, Director of Development, x319 | [email protected]
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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
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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
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News & Events
December Holiday Programs, Events ...
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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!
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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]
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“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
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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
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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.
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— 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
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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
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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
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NEWS & EVENTS
MID-ISLAND Y JCC
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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.
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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.
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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
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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]
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Early Childhood Center: Holiday Programs cont’d
BEFORE & AFTER CARE
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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]iyjcc.org.
*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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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Calendar At-A-Glance
DATE
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Office: 516.629.2292
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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!
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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
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CALENDAR AT-A-GLANCE
Business Spotlight...
DECEMBER
BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
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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
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