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BERGEN COUNTY YJCC
JEWISH VALUES
BERGEN COUNTY
PLAY
FRIENDSHIP
PERSONAL GROWTH
MIND, BODY & SPIRIT
EDUCATION
INSPIRE
COMMUNITY
ENRICH
CULTURAL PROGRAMS
PROGRAM GUIDE JANUARY– JUNE 2015
INCLUDING SOME SUMMER PROGRAMS
HEALTH & FITNESS
LEARN
GENERAL INFORMATION
Holiday Schedule
January
1
Thursday
New Year’s Day
Fitness/Aquatics open 8:00 am-3:00 pm
19
Monday
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
YJCC open regular hours
February
4
Wednesday
Tu B’Shevat
YJCC open regular hours
16
Monday
Presidents’ Day
YJCC open regular hours
March
5
Thursday
Purim
YJCC open regular hours
April
3
4
5
9
10
11
16
22
23
Friday
Erev Passover
YJCC open regular hours
Saturday
Passover
YJCC open regular hours*
Sunday
Passover
YJCC open regular hours*
Thursday
Erev 7th Day Passover
YJCC open regular hours*
Friday
7th Day Passover
YJCC open regular hours*
Saturday
8th Day Passover
YJCC open regular hours*
Thursday
Yom Hashoah
(Holocaust Memorial Day)
YJCC open regular hours
Wednesday
Yom Hazikaron
(Israeli Memorial Day)
YJCC open regular hours
Thursday
Yom Ha’atzmaut
(Israel Independence Day)
YJCC open regular hours
YJCC Hours
Sunday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Monday through Thursday: 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday: 6:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am – 2:00 pm*
*Silver Senior members: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Babysitting
Babysitting is on a “first come, first served” basis for
children ages 3 months-6 years. Reservations are not
accepted. Parents must remain in the building while
their children are in the babysitting room. We provide
the toys. You provide the diapers, wipes, juice or bottle.
Any snack must be “toddler friendly”; no nuts.
Babysitting is available to YJCC members and to nonmembers participating in group fitness classes.
Babysitting Hours*
Sunday – Friday: 9:00 am – Noon
*Please check for current schedule/updates.
Fees
$6/hr. for first child; Siblings are $4/hr. each
Rates subject to change without notice.
The Gift Closet
Judaica, hostess gifts, accessories and more.
[email protected]
Kashruth Policy
All food served at the YJCC is kosher.
Access for the Disabled
All YJCC facilities are accessible to persons with
disabilities. Please speak to a Member Services
representative if you have any special needs.
The Bergen County YJCC
May
7
24
25
Thursday
Lag B’Omer
YJCC open regular hours
Sunday
Shavuot
YJCC open regular hours*
Monday
Shavuot/Memorial Day
YJCC open 8:00 am-1:00 pm*
*Open for casual use
605 Pascack Road, Township of Washington, NJ 07676
phone 201.666.6610 fax 201.664.7518 web www.yjcc.org
The Program Guide is published two times
a year by the Bergen County YJCC.
A beneficiary agency of
WELCOME TO THE YJCC!
Gary S. Lipman
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Dear YJCC Members and Friends,
One of the advantages of serving as
CEO of the Bergen County YJCC is
that I always get to look forward.
Actually, the entire staff at the YJCC
is looking forward; the result being a
variety of new programs and events
that are presented in this Program
Guide for Winter-Spring 2015.
While we wait with trepidation for
the first snow storm, we’re providing opportunities for you and your
family to enjoy the winter months in
a fun, energizing, warm and welcoming place. And then we’re looking forward to spring with anticipation and excitement! We welcome
the opportunity to serve you and
our community and invite you to
sign up for a program, attend an
event, volunteer to help others, to
get involved! The more you’re
involved, the more value is added to
your membership, the more the
YJCC means to you—and the more
the YJCC means to the community
we love.
So what’s in store? Some of our
favorite events, including our Spring
Gala and Bobbie Berkley YJCC Golf
Outing, are back, but we’re mixing
it up by introducing new venues.
The Kelly Miller Circus returns to
its usual home on our back field,
but moves up a couple of weeks
(and down a couple of degrees of
temperature, we hope). Our partnership with bergenPAC continues,
with musical theater classes for children, while our new Young Leaders’
Club provides sixth graders with
insight into issues that impact the
world now and well into their
future. Our aquatics program is
expanding to include prestigious
USA Swimming, enabling our competitive swimmers to be in the water
year-round. Adults will enjoy a visit
from popular author Alyson
Richman, as well as Brilliant
Brunches, a stellar event that brings
generations together for a fascinating program. We are excited to be
introducing a new health and wellness series, Mindfulness Journey, an
opportunity for self-discovery and
mind-body awareness.
You’ll notice that we’ve included
some information about summer
programs in this Program Guide—
summer art and ceramics classes,
Nursery School Vacation Station—
not only to entice, but to help you
plan. We know you look forward,
too, and summer will be here before
we know it! Get out your calendars—the future is NOW!
B’shalom,
Gary S. Lipman
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
TABLE OF
CONTENTS
INSIDE FRONT COVER
general information
2
our mission
3-6
early childhood
7-12
kids & teens
13-15
special needs
16-19
adults
20-23
seniors
24-27
aquatics
28-31
health and wellness
32
membership fees
33
gift opportunities
34
important information
35
registration form
36
yjcc staff/leadership
Online Registration
You may register for many of our
programs and events online. Go
to www.yjcc.org and click on
“Browse/Register Online.”
OUR MISSION
The Bergen County YJCC strives to develop the potential within each
individual and enrich and strengthen families and community through
meaningful experiences at every age and stage of life. While embracing
Jewish values and heritage, the YJCC maintains an inclusive environment,
celebrating diversity and welcoming the community at large to enhance
mind, body and spirit through cultural, educational and recreational
opportunities, without regard to race, religion or ability.
OUR MISSION AT WORK
Early Childhood Education
“…enrich and strengthen families”
A study by Mark Rosen, Ph.D. of the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University outlined the high
significance of the first years of a child’s life in cementing family patterns and friendships. Who needs a study?! Ask anyone whose
child attended our David Rukin Early Childhood Center Nursery School and you’ll hear about the “friends for life” their children
have made. In addition, the children, along with their parents, put down roots in a community of warm, caring individuals.
Our Mission
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Our nursery school excels at nurturing our children, enabling them to experience Judaism with all their senses while they explore,
create, question and learn about themselves and the entire world. Self-awareness and self-esteem are developed while intellectual
curiosity and critical thinking skills are cultivated, setting the groundwork for a lifetime of educational success.
For information about our Nursery School, please contact Amy Nelson at (201) 666-6610, ext. 5662, [email protected]
Special Needs
“…maintains an inclusive environment…without regard to race, religion or ability”
The YJCC offers children and teens with special needs year-round opportunities to reinforce school experiences, develop social
and life skills and enhance self-esteem through creative, social and recreational activities. Innovative classes specifically for
children with Autism Spectrum Disorder model social interaction, language and communication, and behavior by utilizing “peer
buddies” and age-appropriate activities. Our S.A.I.L. program for those over 21 propels young adults with developmental
disabilities towards independence and personal growth.
Significantly, it is the philosophy of the YJCC that has enabled our special needs program to flourish. We celebrate diversity,
maintain an inclusive environment and seek new ways to open our doors to all. This spirit of inclusion benefits not only those with
special needs but our entire community.
To volunteer in our Special Needs department, please contact Gina Wellington at (201) 666-6610, ext. 5810, [email protected]
Senior Adults
“…meaningful experiences at every age and stage of life”
Successful aging, studies show, is dependent upon healthy relationships along with healthy eating and exercise. Our senior adults
have come to the right place! We offer opportunities to get involved, express creative inclinations, exercise the mind and body and
achieve a sense of belonging to a very special community of people.
The YJCC’s senior lunch program serves nutritious, hot, kosher lunches twice a week at a nominal cost. The senior lunch,
subsidized through the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey and the U.S.D.A., is more than a meal: Gathering around the
table provides a great opportunity to socialize with peers. Monthly blood pressure check and regular nutrition programs are
provided in partnership with The Valley Hospital. Body, mind and spirit are nourished at the YJCC.
To volunteer in our Senior Adult department, please contact Wendy Fox at (201) 666-6610, ext. 5820, [email protected]
EARLY CHILDHOOD
Nurturing children while supporting parents is the mission of the YJCC’s David Rukin Early
Childhood Center. While our Early Childhood program is located in its own wing with bright,
colorful classrooms and an exceptional outside playground and play area, the children benefit
from the entire YJCC facility, including the gym and pool. And they are fortunate to be in an
atmosphere of warmth and community to which the YJCC is dedicated.
Amy Nelson
DIRECTOR
[email protected]
x5662
Parenting Center
Our Parenting Center is available to help guide you with information, resources and support. We offer classes, play
groups and mommy-and-me opportunities year-round for children from newborn through 36 months. Parenting Center
helps create friendships that last long into the future, both for your baby and for you. YJCC membership is not required
to participate in Parenting Center.
Park Bench
NEWBORN-12 MONTHS
18-24 MONTHS
In a relaxed and nurturing environment,
our facilitator will offer valuable
information and assist discussion about a
variety of topics, including sleep, feeding,
changes in identity, coping with a fussy
baby, separation anxiety and choosing
childcare.
This class is an hour and a half of pure fun!
Children and parents enjoy being in a
group with old and new friends. Park
Bench engages your child with play, art,
music, stories and snack, and finishes
with fun in the gym.
Facilitator: Donna Kissler
Mondays (17), Jan. 26 – June 1
(no class 2/16 & 5/25)
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
M $299 PP $430
Facilitators: Amy Greenstone and Mary Henry
Tuesdays (18), Jan. 27 – June 2
(no class 2/17)
9:30 – 11:00 am
M $630 PP $770
Little Explorers
6-15 MONTHS
A playtime filled with climbing, crawling,
pushing, pulling, touching and rolling.
This hour-long group includes singing,
movement activities, stories and snack.
Free Books from PJ Library®
PJ Library® also offers programs at
various venues including story time,
crafts and playtime. Open to all.
PJ Library® sends FREE books to
Jewish children, ages 6 months–5½
years old. Each month, every child
enrolled in the program receives a
free, age-appropriate, Jewish content book or CD, along with a short
parent resource guide. To register
your child, go to www.pjlibrary.org
and find our community.
To learn more about PJ Library® in our
community, contact Linda Ripps, PJ
Library® Coordinator, at 201.666.6610,
ext. 5782 or [email protected] For
general information about this
unique program which sends books
to 165,000 children in 200 communities across North America, or to sign
up a child who lives out of the area,
($60 per year) visit www.pjlibrary.org.
Facilitators: Amy Greenstone and Mary Henry
Thursdays (19), Jan. 29 – June 4
9:30 – 10:30 am
M $435 PP $570
PARENTING IN THE 21STST CENTURY
Treat yourself to chatting about the joys, challenges and
concerns faced by parents and caregivers of the 21st Century!
Mondays, Jan. 26, Feb. 9, Feb. 23 & Mar. 9
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9:20–10:00 am
For parents, grandparents and all caregivers • Walk-ins welcome. $20 per class
Led by: Erin Guberman, MSW, LCSW, Psychotherapist
“The PJ Library has been the most
incredible ‘gift’ to our family and has
enhanced our nighttime conversations,
from animals and holidays to Israel
and Jewish values. I am not quite sure
who to thank for the library of books
we have received over the years, but I
wanted you to know we are truly
grateful for each one.”
Early Childhood
Mommy & Me & Family
David Rukin Early Childhood Center Nursery School
Our Nursery School provides an introduction to formal education that establishes a love of learning so pivotal to future
educational success with classes for 2-, 3-, and 4-year olds, as well as mid-year 2s (2 by April 30, 2015). Our Nursery
School is licensed and accredited by the State of New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Youth and
Family Services. YJCC membership is required to participate in Nursery School.
New YJCC families enrolling 2-year-olds for the 2015–2016 school year receive 50% off a family membership.
Philosophy We enable and empower your child to develop physically, socially and cognitively, while nurturing your child’s selfawareness, self-esteem, intellectual curiosity and critical-thinking skills in a safe, caring environment.
Curriculum Our developmentally appropriate curriculum recognizes individual differences and the unique pace at which each
child develops. Readiness skills are developed in reading, writing, math and science, while children express themselves creatively
through art, music, movement and language.
Staff Experienced, certified teachers maintain membership with the National Association for the Education of Young Children
(NAEYC), the nation’s largest organization for establishing excellence in early childhood classrooms. Their dedication, creativity,
enthusiasm and affection for children are hallmarks of our program.
Facility Our nursery school wing, with brightly decorated hallways, colorful classrooms and an exciting experiential playground
is augmented by the YJCC’s gymnasium and indoor pools. Our 3- and 4-year olds swim weekly under the supervision of the
YJCC’s professional staff.
Jewish Heritage Our children learn about Jewish customs and participate in Jewish holiday celebrations. They learn respect for
others, compassion and kindness, especially through various collections for disadvantaged families.
Early Childhood
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Our Parents: Communication and Participation We strive to provide regular avenues for communication and are always
available to hear your comments and concerns. We recognize that communication helps create a partnership with parents that
enhances the education of each child. Our Nursery School Parent Association is a vibrant arm of our program, and there are ample
opportunities for involvement in Nursery School activities, as well as those in the YJCC community.
Full Day Nursery School
We’ve added a full day option to bring our nurturing style, educational expertise and
Jewish learning to more families! 7:00 am–6:00 pm, Monday through Friday year ‘round.
Our half and extended day program continues, complete with after-school enrichments.
Full day, extended day, half day—choose the option that best suits your family’s needs.
Enrichment Classes
After-school enrichment classes provide opportunities for your child to cultivate interests in a variety of areas. For more
information, call the early childhood office at (201) 666-6610, ext. 5660.
Happy Chefs
2-5 YEARS
Children use all five senses as they
measure, count, follow directions,
decode symbols, use a recipe in sequential
order, pour, stir, mix and increase their
awareness of good nutrition.
Instructor: Jill Cohn
Mondays (17), Jan. 26 – June 1
(no class 2/16 & 5/25)
12:30 – 1:15 pm
M $459
CREATIVE ARTS
NEW! Pre-Scribblers
2-3 YEARS
Instructor: Scribble Art staff
Fridays (18), Jan. 30 – May 29
12:30 – 1:15 pm
M $360
NEW! Scribble Art
Workshop
3-4 YEARS
We'll explore and develop our use of different art materials and methods including layered collages, painting with watercolor and acrylic, drawing with special
crayons, sculpture with clay we’ll make
ourselves, and mixed media. In addition
to creating artwork, we'll be learning the
vocabulary of basic art principles, our
tools and our processes. Of course, we'll
be ending each project with an art show
to look at and discuss our artwork with
our peers!
Instructor: Scribble Art staff
Fridays (18), Jan. 30 – May 29
2:00 – 2:45 pm
M $360
Tuesdays (18), Jan. 27 – June 2
(no class 2/17)
2:00 – 2:45 pm
M $485
Musical Theater
3-5 YEARS
Children will be singing and acting in a
mini-musical as the culmination of
learning acting skills and movement
through drama games. They’ll prepare a
simple costume and entertain parents
and friends in a very special performance
the last day of class.
Instructor: Marlene Whittemore
Mondays (17), Jan. 26 – June 1
(no class 2/16 & 5/25)
2:00 – 2:45 pm
M $459
Go to www.jkidnj.org and
explore your options.
Funded through a grant from the Jewish
Federation of Northern New Jersey’s
Adler Family Innovation Fund
Ballet and Motion
2-5 YEARS
Dance and movement to a variety of
music, developing rhythm, balance and
coordination. Classes include barre and
floor work. The fundamentals of classical
ballet will be covered. Attire: leotard,
ballet shoes (tights optional).
Instructor: Art of Motion staff
Wednesdays (19), Jan. 28 – June 3
12:30 – 1:15 pm (2-3 yrs.)
2:00 – 2:45 pm (3-5 yrs.)
M $520
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Early Childhood
This class is perfectly suited to children
ready to experiment with art materials.
We'll explore both traditional and nontraditional artistic methods including
collage with hand-made paper and fabric, abstract painting on canvas, drawing
with drips and drops, wood sculptures,
printmaking with blocks and so much
more. All classes begin with a collaborative mural upon which we build every
week, then transition into multi-layered
projects and end with art shows!
Mondays (17), Jan. 26 – June 1
(no class 2/16 & 5/25)
2:00 –2:45 pm
M $459
Connect with
Events for Jewish
Families at JKidNJ!
For your
convenience:
Sign up a day
in advance!
COMING IN JUNE!
VACATION STATION
Looking for fun, active and meaningful
activities for your 2-5 year old during the down
time before camp begins? Come to Vacation
Station! Open daily from 9-12:30, we will get
into the camp spirit with lots of outside play including sports, sprinklers and playground activities.
We’ll also swim on select days. Contact Amy Nelson in the Early Childhood office for more details.
Open only to children registered in our preschool or 2015 graduates.
June 8-12, 9:00 am-12:30 pm daily
$45 per day
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SPORTS
NEW! Summer Camp
in Winter
Game Time
4-5 YEARS
3-5 YEARS
Don’t let the cold weather get in the way
of a good time. In this fun class taught by
seasoned camp counselors, your children
will enjoy many popular camp sports and
games (i.e. gaga, steal-the-bagel, basketball) right here in our YJCC gym.
An age-appropriate introduction to a
variety of athletics. Touch on traditional
sports while having fun working on
hand-eye coordination, footwork, teamwork, sportsmanship and listening. Child
must be toilet-trained to register.
Instructor: Jenny Jurjevic
Mondays (17), Jan. 26 – June 1
(no class 2/16 & 5/25)
2:00 – 2:45 pm
M $459
Wednesdays (19), Jan. 28 – June 3
2:00 – 2:45 pm
M $520
3-5 YEARS
4-5 YEARS
Children will start their karate education
combining self-discipline, respect and
fun with basic skills that enhance coordination, balance and listening. T-shirts
will be given out as uniforms.
AGES 3-5 Tuesdays (18), Jan. 27 – June 2
(no class 2/17)
2:00 – 2:45 pm
M $485
Instructor: Ellen Stern
Tennis
2-5 YEARS
AGES 2-3 Mondays (17), Jan. 26 – June 1
(no class 2/16 & 5/25)
12:30 – 1:15 pm
M $459
This instructional swim class will open a
whole new world to your child.
Wednesdays (17), Jan. 28 – June 3
(no class 3/18 & 4/8)
2:00 – 2:45 pm
M $400
Little Samurai
Instructor: Super Soccer Stars staff
4-5 YEARS
Instructor: Jenny Jurjevic
Super Soccer Stars
Learn soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive,
environment. Soccer builds self-confidence
and develops teamwork. Our specially
designed curricula uses positive reinforcement and low child-to-coach ratio.
Swim Enrichment
Tennis anyone? This tennis experience
will make it easy for your child to experience success right from the start. Racquet
and rally skill based activities will support
your child's development.
Instructor: TGA Premier Golf and Tennis
staff, leading school-based youth golf and
tennis programs in the United States
Thursdays (19), Jan. 29 – June 4
2:00 – 2:45 pm
M $525
Instructor: Ellen Davies
Wednesdays (19), Jan. 28 – June 3
2:00 – 2:45 pm
M $520
Have a Child in
Kindergarten
or Above?
See pages 7–12 for lots of
activities for kindergarten and up!
KIDS & TEENS
Marla Compa has joined the YJCC as the Coordinator of Children and Youth Services. Marla has
extensive experience working with children and youth for a variety of Jewish organizations. She
has created and run many successful programs ranging from hands-on social action activities to
fun social programming.
Marla Compa
COORDINATOR
[email protected]
x5830
For information about:
Sports programs, contact Jenny Jurjevic
at [email protected]
Bergen Sharks competitve swim team,
contact Jason Schmeltzer at [email protected]
Karate, contact Sensei Lisa Schwartz
at [email protected]
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Creative Theater
AGES 5-6
This fun class introduces theater to young children with activities, improvisational
games, basics of theater and much more.
Wednesdays (17), Jan. 14 – May 6
3:30 – 4:30 pm
M $450 PP $500
Musical Theater Kids
AGES 7-9
Musical Theater Kids enables kids to learn about theater with a hands-on approach.
The classes are constructed so that the students are always participating, while building
confidence. Students learn improvisation, basic theater terms, and acting activities.
Wednesdays (17), Jan. 14 – May 6
4:45 – 5:45 pm
M $450 PP $500
Pre-Teen Musical Theater
AGES 10-12
Take command of the stage! Students are led by a master teacher in specific acting
techniques, as well as musical theater games, improvisation and much more. Along
with learning musical theater crafts, participants grow and develop stage presence,
confidence and self-assurance.
Wednesdays (17), Jan. 14 – May 6
6:00 – 7:30 pm
M $550 PP $600
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June 8th–10th GAMETIME ENRICHMENT
SPORTS CAMPS 9-12:30pm
June 16th–19th GAMETIME ENRICHMENT
SPORTS CAMPS 9-12:30pm
June 22nd–26th GAMETIME ENRICHMENT
SPORTS CAMPS 9-12:30pm
Elementary & Middle School
July 6th–10th BASKETBALL CAMP 9-3:00pm
July 13th–17th BASKETBALL CAMP 9-3:00pm
July 20th–24th SOCCER STARS
July 27th–31st SOCCER STARS
August TBA
SATURDAY
NIGHT OUT!
Invite your friends!
K i d s & Te e n s
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Kids in
Grades
1–4:
Spend a Saturday evening at the YJCC with your friends!
Dinner included.
6:00–8:30 pm
Pre-registration required.
JANUARY 17
Fee per evening: M $30 PP $35
FEBRUARY 28
After School Clay
AGES 7-10
Students—work on weekly projects while
you discover the magical qualities of clay.
Have fun in the friendly, relaxed environment of the YJCC pottery studio.
Instructor: Teela Banker
Thursdays (6), Jan. 29 – Mar. 5
4:00 – 5:15 pm
M $150 PP $180
Soccer
AGES 2-GRADE 4
Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in
a fun, non-competitive educational environment. It uses soccer to nurture, build
self-confidence, and develop teamwork
in every class. Its specially designed
curricula use positive reinforcement and
low child-to-coach ratio to ensure that
each child improves at his or her own
rate while having endless fun.
Instructor: Super Soccer Stars staff
Junior Golf
Tennis
GRADES K-5
GRADES K-5
TGA, a leading school-based youth golf
program, brings the golf course to the
YJCC, making it convenient and affordable for children to learn this life-long
sport. Kid-friendly instructors help students develop skills, get active and build
self-confidence as they advance through
a 5-level program. All equipment is provided.
TGA Premier Youth Tennis of Bergen
County has partnered with the United
States Tennis Association to bring tennis
to the YJCC! Classes are full of high energy, physical fitness, character development and educational components that
all contribute to learning the game of
tennis. All equipment is provided.
Instructor: TGA Premier Golf
Wednesdays (8), Jan. 7 – Feb. 25
Grades K–2 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Grades 3–5 5:00 – 6:00 pm
M $200 PP $230
Wednesdays (8), Mar. 18 – May 6
Grades K–2 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Grades 3–5 5:00 – 6:00 pm
M $200 PP $230
Instructor: TGA Premier Tennis
Thursdays (8), Jan. 8 – Feb. 26
Grades K–2 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Grades 3–5 5:00 – 6:00 pm
M $200 PP $230
Thursdays (8), Mar. 19 – May 7
Grades K–2 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Grades 3–5 5:00 – 6:00 pm
M $200 PP $230
Tuesdays (10), Jan. 6 – Mar. 10
M $230 PP $260
Tuesdays (8), Mar. 31 – May 19
M $185 PP $215
Ages 3–4 2:55 – 3:40 pm
Age 2 3:45 – 4:25 pm
Grades K-1 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Grades 2–4 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Sundays (10), Jan. 11 – Mar. 15
M $230 PP $260
Sundays (8), Mar. 29 – May 31
(no class 4/5 & 5/24)
M $185 PP $215
Age 2 9:00 – 9:40 am
Ages 3–young 4 9:45 – 10:30 am
Ages older 4–5 10:35 – 11:25 am
Grades K–1 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Grades 2–4 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jenny Jurjevic played for Jeff Jasper at Pascack Valley High School and attended Iona College
on a full basketball scholarship. She was the head coach at Emerson High School from 20082012, where she earned the NJIC Coach of the Year award in 2011 and 2012. She led Emerson
to its first league title and State Sectional Championship in ten years. She is currently an assistant at the Division II St. Thomas Aquinas while continuing as head basketball coach for the
Bergen County YJCC, a position she has held since 2006.
Jenny Jurjevic
DIRECTOR OF
SPORTS AND
RECREATION
[email protected]
x5790
Game Time Sports
KINDERGARTEN, GRADES 1-2
Multi-sports class for kindergarteners
touches on traditional sports while working on hand-eye coordination, footwork,
teamwork, sportsmanship and listening.
First and second graders focus on
basketball.
Instructor: Jenny Jurjevic
Mondays (8), Jan. 12 – Mar. 2
(no class 2/16)
KINDERGARTEN 3:00 – 4:00 pm
GRADES 1-2 4:00 – 5:00 pm
M $175 PP $200
Game Time Basketball
High School Girls
Sunday In-House League
GRADES 3-12
Games 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Teams are formed after tryouts. Games
are played within 30 minutes of the
YJCC; practices (schedule determined
by coaches) are at the YJCC. For
complete information, contact Jenny
Jurjevic at 201.666.6610, ext. 5790 or
[email protected]
TRYOUT SCHEDULE:
SUNDAY, MARCH 8
12:00
1:00
2:00
3:00
pm
pm
pm
pm
Slam
Dunk!
Team Fee: $700 Free Agent Fee: $250
Basketball Bootcamp
GRADES 3-8
Instructor: Matt Capell, Division II
Basketball Assistant for St. Thomas Aquinas
Men’s basketball program
Tuesdays (5), Jan. 6 – Feb. 10
(no class 1/20)
GRADES 3-5 6:00 – 7:00 pm
GRADES 6-8 7:00 – 8:00 pm
M $100 PP $125
BASKET
BALL
MINI-CAMPS
FOR GRADES K-8
Monday & Tuesday, February 16 & 17
9:00 am-12:00 pm $30/day OR 9:00 am-3:00 pm $45/day
We
specialize
in basketball
birthday parties,
complete with
referees,
scoreboard,
competition
and contests. Contact Marla
Compa at (201) 666-6610, ext.
5830 for information.
Email [email protected] for information.
TRAINING FOR YOUR
BASKETBALL TEAM
Sign up your team for professional instruction! Results oriented—
learn the game, perfect plays, increase productivity. For information,
contact Jenny Jurjevic at [email protected]
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K i d s & Te e n s
Mondays (8), Mar. 23 – May 11
KINDERGARTEN 3:00 – 4:00 pm
GRADES 1-2 4:00 – 5:00 pm
M $175 PP $200
Celebrate
Birthdays
with a
Basketball
SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 3:00 PM
Get ready for the winter basketball season
by focusing on improving all areas of
your game, including ball handling,
shooting, defense and footwork.
Instructor: Jenny Jurjevic
3/4 grade girls/boys
5/6 grade girls/boys
7/8 grade girls/boys
High School girls/boys
FREE-AGENT TRYOUTS:
YJCC Okinawan Karate
CLASS
SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
Little Samurai
2:00-2:45 pm
Nursery Program
Kids
10:15-11:00 am
All Ranks
6:00-6:45 pm
5:00-5:45 pm
7:15-8:15 pm
7:15-8:15 pm
Teens
10:15-11:30 am
All Ranks
Adults
All Ranks
10:00-11:45 am 7:30-8:45 am
8:15-9:45 pm 8:15-9:45 pm
7:30-8:45 am
8:15-9:45 pm
8:15-9:45 pm
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
SCHEDULE AS OF 9/14
CHIEF INSTRUCTOR - Sensei Lisa Schwartz, Kyoshi, 7th Dan
INSTRUCTOR - Sensei Larry Schwartz, Kyoshi, 8th Dan
OKINAWAN SHORIN RYU SHIDO-KAN KARATE
Saturday, January 31 – Friday, June 26, 2015
Shibu Dojo Member of
North American Beikoku
Shido-kan Association
K i d s & Te e n s
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Classes are Open to Both Members and Non-Members. Fees are pro-rated if a new student joins
one month after the session has started. Anyone may try a sample class for free. Look for our
special classes, seminars, and exciting special programs. For more information, email us at
[email protected] or call 201-666-6610 and leave a message with the operator!
Little Samurai
Kids Karate
CHILDREN IN THE YJCC’S
NURSERY SCHOOL PROGRAM
AGES 5 TO 11-1/2
M $450 PP $525
Self-discipline, respect and fun using
basic karate skills enhance coordination,
listening skills and balance.
nd
Instructor: Ellen Davies, 2 Dan
Wednesdays (19), 2:00 – 2:45 pm
Jan. 28 – June 3
M $520
Teen Karate
AGES 11-1/2 TO 14
M $450 PP $525
FAMILY DISCOUNT 2 or more
karate students in the same
family (exluding Little
Samurai Nursery Program):
M $385 each PP $450 each
Adult Karate
14 & UP
M $450 PP $525
Like YJCC Okinawan Karate
Volunteer
Opportunities
Available for
Community
Service Credit
Contact Marla Compa at
[email protected] or Gina Wellington
at [email protected] for information.
GYM RENTAL
Our gymnasium is available for individual or group rentals. For information,
rates and other requirements, contact
Jenny Jurjevic, (201) 666-6610, ext.
5790, [email protected]
Have your birthday
party at the YJCC !
Pool parties
year-round!
Not a YJCC member?
You can still host
a party.
Getting
Ready
for the
SAT/PSAT?
We’re here to help.
• CRITICAL READING
• WRITING • MATH
Contact Marla Compa at [email protected]
Sundays, 12:30–3:45 pm
For March 14 SAT:
10, 11 & 12
Use the pool and gym, play games in the lounge, watch a
movie in the auditorium, dance with our DJ, enjoy a snack
in the café or just hang out with your friends. The evening
is fully supervised by YJCC staff.
M $535 PP $595
Repeat Students $190
SATURDAY EVENINGS
Jan. 10 & Feb. 7 7:30–9:30 pm
Mar. 14, Apr. 18, May 2 8:30–10:30 pm
$20/YJCC Member
For May 2 or June 6 SAT:
Mar. 15, 22 & 29,
Apr. 12, 19 & 26 and
Thursday, Apr. 23,
6:15–9:30 pm
$25/Non-Member
FREE OPEN
HOUSE
Wed. Jan. 14, 7:00-8:00 pm
SAT Essay Writing
Mini Course
Tuesdays, 7:00–9:00 pm
Feb. 3 & 24 or
Mar. 31 & Apr. 14
M $185 PP $285
For complete information, call
Academic Achievement at
(201) 445-2616, or go to
academicsatprep.com
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K i d s & Te e n s
TWEENS AGES
Jan. 18 & 25, Feb. 1, 8 & 22,
Mar. 1 & 8
YOUNG LEADERS’ CLUB
P OF
RT OF THIS SELECT GROU
6th graders: BE PAUP
-AND-COMING LEADERS!
We tackle monumental issues that impact our world,
our society, our lives, all under the guidance of
community professionals.
Sundays, 5:00–7:00 pm
January 25
February 22
March 29
April 26
May 17
Bigotry, Prejudice, Hatred
Education
Environment
Israel and the Middle East
Politics, Advocacy, Social Action
Includes off-site programs
with partnering non-profits
Fee $225
K i d s & Te e n s
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A camp community
that feels like family…
CAMPyomi
Open Hearts Open Homes
provides respite and comfort to young
Israeli teens affected by violence and
war. Every summer since 2002, teens have
come to our community, thanks to the sponsorship
of the YJCC's Open Hearts Open Homes. They spend
three weeks with their American peers in Teen Travel
Camp, living with nurturing host families and making
connections to a Jewish community far from their homeland. Family reaches out to family. And as our brothers and
sisters in Israel face conflicts and threats, we offer an
alternative to their children: three weeks in Bergen
County—three weeks of fun.
To learn about being an Open Hearts Open
Homes host family or other ways in which
you can help, contact Marla Compa at (201)
666-6610, ext. 5830.
Bergen County YJCC is partnering
with the 92nd Street Y for a great
day camp opportunity on the
Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds
in Pearl River, NY.
For information, contact Marla Compa
at (201) 666-6610, ext. 5830.
SPECIAL NEEDS
The Bergen County YJCC welcomes those with physical and intellectual challenges. Our
programs for children and adults with special needs focus on reinforcing school experiences and
developing social and life skills through creative, social and recreational opportunities
appropriate for those with varying abilities. An array of programs is available for children and
teens on the autism spectrum, including innovative social thinking® groups that involve typicallydeveloping peer buddies. The YJCC is spacious, wheelchair accessible and barrier-free. The
YJCC is an approved provider for DDD.
Gina Wellington
DIRECTOR
[email protected]
x5810
Imagination in Motion
S.A.I.L.
(Self Determination, Advocacy,
Independence, Living)
21 AND OLDER
Program Coordinator: Kimberly
Locicero, BS
An intake is required. For additional
information, contact Gina Wellington,
Special Services Director, at (201) 6666610, ext. 5810, [email protected]
Monday-Friday
9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Ongoing
Expression Through Song
Let your imagination soar. Using guided
imagery, Pattie and her team of teachers
will encourage creative expression using
techniques of physical and occupational
therapies to improve coordination,
posture and focus.
Instructor: Patricia Scornavacca and staff
Tuesdays (18), Jan. 27 – June 9
(no class 2/17 & 4/14)
4:15 – 5:00 pm
M $360 PP $450
TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS
Bear with Me:
Adaptive Martial Arts
AGE 6 & UP
Adaptive martial arts combines techniques
of karate for therapeutic exercise and
activity. A parent, sibling, shadow or
therapist may work as a class partner at
no additional charge. Children 12+ can
work into mentorship roles while
participating in class. Ambulatory and
non-ambulatory. No uniform required.
Wear a t-shirt, sneakers and sweats.
Instructor: Patricia Scornavacca and staff
Wednesdays (19), Jan. 28 – June 10
(no class 4/8)
3:30 – 4:15 pm
M $380 PP $475
TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS
By playing keyboard, guitar, drums and
other percussion instruments, participants
have opportunities to express emotions
through music. Sessions will focus on
goals such as improving socialization,
self-esteem and gross and fine motor
skills. Active music listening with discussion, as well as non-verbal processing of
music through movement may occur.
Instructor: Rachel Crawford, MA, MT-BC
Thursdays (19), Jan. 29 – June 11
(no class 4/9)
4:15 – 5:00 pm
M $380 PP $475
Expressive Art
Restorative Yoga
TEENS & YOUNG ADULTS/
PARENTS WELCOME
Namaste! Awaken your heart and celebrate yourself. We will practice breath
work, restorative yoga, meditation and deep
relaxation as we rejuvenate and renew.
Instructor: Cristy SyCip
Wednesdays (19), Jan. 28 – June 10
(no class 4/8)
4:15 – 5:00 pm
M $380 PP $475
Participants enjoy a unique experience,
creatively using a variety of art materials
while listening to music and being
exposed to sign language. This class helps
enhance gross and fine motor skills,
as well as facilitates socialization,
cognitive function, verbal and nonverbal communication— all in a positive
atmosphere.
Instructor: Meridyth Webber
Tuesdays (18), Jan. 27 – June 9
(no class 2/17 & 4/14)
3:30 – 4:15 pm
M $380 PP $475
Cooking Up Skills
TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS
Learn about good nutrition using healthy
ingredients to prepare meals. The essential daily living skills necessary to
safely use kitchen tools will be developed
with direct instruction tailored to the
individuals needs: how to measure, chop,
stir and put together delicious recipes.
Instructor: Kim Locicero
Thursdays (19), Jan. 29 – June 11
3:30 – 4:15 pm
(no class 4/9)
M $475 PP $570
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Special Needs
Our S.A.I.L. Day Program is for
adults with developmental disabilities. The program supports the philosophy that meeting the unique
needs of each member is essential for
individuals to thrive. Weekly activities include yoga, art, music, swim,
cooking, social skills, as well as other
recreational and group activities,
under the guidance of qualified
instructors. The YJCC offers a
unique environment, providing an
“in community” experience for all
participants. DDD approved.
TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS
Autism Spectrum
Private Swim Lessons
for Those with Special
Needs Available for
Members & Program
Participants
Autism specific programming is directed by Lisa Lawler, TOH-M.ED.
Imagination in Motion Jr.:
Just Kidding Around
AGES 4-7
Olympic Sharks
Special Olympics provides yearround sports training and athletic
competition to more than 2.5
million people with intellectual
disabilities in more than 180
countries. The Olympic Sharks, a
Special Olympics swim team,
calls the YJCC home. For information, contact Gina Wellington at
[email protected]
Sundays (16), Jan. 18 – June 7
9:45 – 10:30 am
(no class 2/15, 4/5, 4/12, 5/10 & 5/24)
M $320 PP $400
Sunday FUNday
at the YJCC
AGES 3 & UP
This activity-based social skills program
includes movement, art, music, cooking,
snack. Children grouped by age.
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Special Needs
Pretend play skills encourage creative
expression combined with music, motor
movement, exercise and sports skills. A
great way to wake up the mind and body on
Sunday mornings.
Patiently Wading
AGES 3-7 AND PARENT/SHADOW
This swim readiness class helps children
with special needs connect with their
body boundaries and range of motion.
Ideal for children with low muscle tone.
Low impact exercise and a focus on water
safety and comfort. Children learn basics
of floating, wading, swimming, breathing.
Towel, goggles, (wet suit shorts if a barrier
device is needed).
Instructor: Patricia Scornavacca and staff
Sundays, 1:00 – 1:30 pm
Ongoing
Patiently Wading ISP
ALL AGES
Patiently Wading ISP is an individualized
swim plan for your special needs child at
any level of swim. We use a water proof
pec’s system with a timer to help the
child succeed. Medically fragile children
welcome with a doctor’s note.
Instructor: Patricia Scornavacca and staff
5 classes M $225 PP $300
10 classes M $390 PP $450
Sundays (16), Jan. 18 – June 7
(no class 2/15, 4/5, 4/12, 5/10 & 5/24)
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
M $800 PP $920
Sundays (16), Jan. 18 – June 7
(no class 2/15, 4/5, 4/12, 5/10 & 5/24)
12:45 – 2:45 pm
M $800 PP $920
FUNday 2 at the YJCC
AGES 8 & UP
Rotating through activities like FUNday
science, drama, Lego® club and super snack,
we’ll focus on communication, selfconfidence, cooperation and other skills.
Sundays (16), Jan. 18 – June 7
(no class 2/15, 4/5, 4/12, 5/10 & 5/24)
12:45 – 2:45 pm
M $800 PP $920
Little Boost!, Boost!,
Teen Boost!
This professionally staffed after-school
program for children with autism and
typically developing social buddies is
designed to enhance socialization,
independence and leisure skills through
fun activities, including games and art
projects. Groups will be based on enrollment, age and ability. Boost! programs
are made possible in part by New York
Collaborates for Autism.
Tuesdays (18), Jan. 27 – June 9
(no class 2/17 & 4/7)
4:30 – 6:00 pm
M $810 PP $900
Boost! FIT!
ALL AGES
A fun fitness group for children with
autism and typically developing social
buddies designed to improve sports,
active leisure and socialization skills.
Activities include: Where Am I In Space,
Core Strength, Heart Health , Flexibility
and Balance. Groups will be based on
enrollment, age and ability.
Thursdays (18), Jan. 29 – June 11
(no class 2/19 & 4/9)
4:30 – 6:00 pm
M $810 PP $900
The Club
Social Thinking®
TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS
AGES 8-11
Club members collaborate with one
another to select activities like gaming,
sports and places to ‘hang out’ in the
community, such as miniature golf, ice
cream shop, etc. All activities are with a
facilitator to assist in enhancing socialization skills in natural settings.
Utilizing the Sohn/Grayson Cognitive
Integration Therapy approach, we’ll
focus on becoming “social thinkers,” i.e.,
seeing another person’s perspective, and
using these skills to interact with others.
Best suited for individuals with highfunctioning autism, PDD, NLD or
Asperger Syndrome.
Tuesdays (18), Jan. 27 – June 9
(no class 2/17 & 4/7)
6:00 – 7:30 pm
M $650 PP $755
Ceramics and Hand-Building
Wednesdays Jan. 28 – June 3
(16 + parent conference)
(no class 2/18, 4/1 & 4/8)
4:15 – 6:00 pm
M $865 PP $1040
TWEENS AND TEENS
Students learn a variety of hand building
techniques with guided instruction to
encourage communication skills, creative
thinking and problem solving through
the art experience.
Instructor: Teela Banker
Wednesdays (19), 5:00 – 6:15 pm
Jan. 28 – June 10
(no class 4/8)
M $690 PP $830
®
Budding Social Thinkers
AGES 5-7
AGES 12 & UP
These sessions will provide each participant direct instruction for individual
goals in problem solving strategies, perspective taking and other complex social
concepts and situations. Please email
[email protected] for further information.
SOCIAL THINKING®
IS A REGISTERED TRADE-
MARK AND TEACHING FRAMEWORK BELONGING
TO
MICHELLE GARCIA WINNER
WWW.SOCIAL-
THINKING.COM
Tween and teen thinkers are developing
relationships, practicing being good
communicators, taking turns, working in
a group setting, making good choices and
regulating emotions in an environment
structured to foster friendships, build
confidence and self-esteem.
Wednesdays Jan. 28 – June 3
(16 + parent conference)
(no class 2/18, 4/1 & 4/8)
6:00 – 7:30 pm
M $865 PP $1040
Like Special Community
Connects at the YJCC
Wednesdays Jan. 28 – June 3
(16 + parent conference)
(no class 2/18, 4/1 & 4/8)
4:30 – 5:30 pm
M $440 PP $505
SPECIAL TWEEN/TEEN SCENE
Kids 10 and older who have Aspergers, high functioning autism or related communication delays get
together for a Saturday night-out experience at the Y. Professional supervision and direction make this
program an opportunity for fun, independence and practicing and refining social skills while interacting with
peers. Teen and tween volunteers from the community join in and blend with the group.
Saturday evenings: Jan. 10 and Feb. 7, 6:00-7:15 pm
Contact Gina Wellington for details.
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Special Needs
Appropriate for those with high-functioning autism, PDD, NLD, Aspergers or
similar diagnosis. Young children with
social challenges get a head start in relating
to family and peers. Participants become
social thinkers through direct instruction
and play that encourage social interaction
and communication. Using social stories,
role-playing and social problem solving,
class utilizes Social Integration Models
developed by Alan Sohn, Ed.D and Cathy
Grayson, M.A., Michelle Garcia Winner
and Dr. Tony Attwood.
Teen/Young Adult
Social Thinking® Group
Individual Social
Thinking® Sessions
ADULTS
Develop new skills, explore hidden talents, discover new interests and enrich your mind with
classes and special events. For more information, contact Linda Ripps, 201.666.6610, ext. 5782
or [email protected]
Linda Ripps
COORDINATOR
[email protected]
x5782
Adults
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The Ceramics Studio
The YJCC’s studio facility includes 6
electric potter’s wheels (for both left and
right-handed people), two extruders and
a slab roller. Our two electric kilns fire at
6. Personalized classes are given for
the beginner to advanced pupil.
There is a charge of $35 per bag of
clay that covers all charges for bisque and
glaze firing.
For students enrolled in one of our
Ceramics classes, there are specified 2 1/2hour Studio Time sessions to work on
projects outside of class. Both day and
evening studio hours are available several
times a week. The fee for YJCC members is
$8/session, for non-members $10/session.
Ceramics
AGES 17 & UP (ALL LEVELS)
Through individualized instruction,
beginners will learn the basics of hand
building and wheel throwing. Students
confident in their basic skills explore
advanced techniques to develop more
complex forms with an emphasis on
creating a personal vocabulary in clay.
Instructor: Raye Ellen Cooke
Mondays (8), Jan. 19 – Mar. 9
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
M $200 PP $240 + $35 materials fee
Mondays (9), Mar. 23 – May 18
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
M $225 PP $270 + $35 materials fee
Wednesdays (8), Jan. 21 – Mar. 11
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
M $200 PP $240 + $35 materials fee
Wednesdays (9), Mar. 25 – May 20
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
M $225 PP $270 + $35 materials fee
Wednesdays (8), Jan. 21 – Mar. 11
7:15 – 9:45 pm
M $200 PP $240 + $35 materials fee
Wednesdays (9), Mar. 25 – May 20
7:15 – 9:45 pm
M $225 PP $270 + $35 materials fee
Non-member program participants pay an
administrative fee of $35/person per fiscal year
in addition to class fees.
PP = PROGRAM PARTICIPANT
Non-member participating in a class
or program open to the community
Mark Your Calendars
for Ceramics Summer
Sessions NOW!
Mondays (9), June 1 – July 27
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
M $225 PP $270
+ $35 materials fee
Wednesdays (9), June 3 – July 29
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
M $225 PP $270
+ $35 materials fee
Wednesdays (9), June 3 – July 29
7:15 – 9:45 pm
M $225 PP $270
+ $35 materials fee
Watch for information about
August studio time!
YJCC ANNUAL MEETING
Thursday, June 18
10% DISCOUNT if you take both “The Joy of Watercolor”
and “Finding and Expressing Your Visual Voice”
The Art of Acrylic Painting
AGES 17 & UP
The Joy of Watercolor
AGES 17 & UP (ALL LEVELS)
Experience the joy of watercolor and
explore its expressive qualities! Focus on
simple and spontaneous approaches
keeping true to the fresh and fluid nature
of this transparent medium. This class
offers a unique combination of instruction, inspiration and insight explored in a
creative and supportive atmosphere.
Class time will be devoted to painting,
demonstrations and individual assistance. Build upon essential skills and
celebrate the palette of spring!
CALL FOR A MATERIALS LIST.
Instructor: Paulette Cochet
Mondays (8), Jan. 5 – Feb. 23
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
M $225 PP $260 includes $10 materials fee
Mondays (8), Mar. 9 – Apr. 27
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
M $225 PP $260 includes $10 materials fee
Mondays (7), July 13 – Aug. 24
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
M $200 PP $240 includes $10 materials fee
NEW! The Joy of Collage
AGES 17 & UP (ALL LEVELS)
Expand your artistic boundaries and
enjoy the freedom to express your own
style with with mixed media collage.
Explore new possibilities and innovative
approaches layering acrylic paint and
collage paper. Create unique compositions by building images on a strong
foundation of design principles and
through the use of intuitive design.
Workshop emphasis will be placed on
encouraging and strengthening individual responses and developing new fun
ways to approach painting. Open to
beginners and more experienced artists.
CALL FOR A MATERIALS LIST.
Instructor: Paulette Cochet
Thursdays (7), Mar. 12 – Apr. 23
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
M $200 PP $240 includes $10 materials fee
AGES 17 & UP (ALL LEVELS)
Express your unique style by creating a
series of watercolors on a meaningful
topic of your choice. Develop skills in a
supportive environment, through
demonstrations and one-on-one instruction. Dare to create the artwork you’ve
dreamed of by pushing the boundaries of
your previous work.
CALL FOR A MATERIALS LIST.
Instructor: Paulette Cochet
Mondays (8), Jan. 5 – Feb. 23
1:30 – 4:30 pm
M $225 PP $260 includes $10 materials fee
Mondays (8), Mar. 9 – Apr. 27
1:30 – 4:30 pm
M $225 PP $260 includes $10 materials fee
Mondays (7), May 4 – June 29
(no class 5/11 & 5/25)
1:30 – 4:30 pm
M $200 PP $240 includes $10 materials fee
Mondays (7), July 13 – Aug. 24
1:30 – 4:30 pm
M $200 PP $240 includes $10 materials fee
CALL FOR A MATERIALS LIST.
Instructor: Paulette Cochet
Thursdays (8), Jan. 8 – Feb. 26
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
M $225 PP $260 includes $10 materials fee
Thursdays (8), May 7 – June 25
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
M $225 PP $260 includes $10 materials fee
Thursdays (8), July 9 – Aug. 27
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
M $225 PP $260 includes $10 materials fee
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Adults
Mondays (7), May 4 – June 29
(no class 5/11 & 5/25)
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
M $200 PP $240 includes $10 materials fee
NEW! Finding and Expressing
Your Visual Voice
Discover the freedom, simplicity and
ease of painting with the most modern
and versatile of mediums. Explore the
unique character of acrylic and the wide
range of possibilities that this permanent
and non-toxic medium offers. Experiment
with new techniques, textures and surface
enrichments using transparent and opague
approaches. Personal and individual
expression will be encouraged in a creative
and supportive environment with emphasis
on composition and color use. Open to
beginners and more experienced painters.
Book Discussion Group
AGES 17 & UP
Read thought-provoking books with your
friends at the YJCC. Lively discussions
are guaranteed!
Facilitator: Sharry Friedberg
Special Author Appearance
ALYSON RICHMAN
THE INTERESTINGS
by Meg Wolitzer
The summer that Nixon resigns, six
teenagers at a summer camp for the arts
become inseparable. Decades later the
bond remains powerful, but so much else
has changed. Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through
middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and
degrees of satisfaction diverge. The
friendships endure and even prosper, but
also underscore the differences in their
fates. Wide in scope, The Interestings
explores the meaning of talent; the nature
of envy; the roles of class, art, money, and
power; and how all of it can shift over the
course of a friendship and a life.
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Internationally
best-selling
author of The
Lost Wife
Tuesday, March 24
7:30 pm
Special presentation on her newest
book, The Garden of Letters
Written in dazzling prose and set against
the rich backdrop of World War II Italy,
Garden of Letters captures the hope,
suspense, and romance of an uncertain era,
in an epic intertwining story of first love,
great tragedy, and spectacular bravery.
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 7:30 pm
M FREE PP $5
Admission $18 includes copy of
The Garden of Letters
MEMOIRS OF AN IMAGINARY FRIEND
by Matthew Dicks
“Sensual in its descriptions of the Italian countryside and the allure of music, this moving story
also graphically depicts the heroism and sacrifice
of wartime.” — Booklist
This original, quirky and heartwarming
novel tells of Budo, Max's imaginary
friend. But though only Max can see him,
he is real. He and the other imaginary
friends watch over their children until
the day comes that the child stops imagining them. And then they're gone. Budo
has lasted a lot longer than most imaginary
friends - four years - because Max needs
him more. His parents argue about sending him to a special school. But Max is
perfectly happy if everything is just kept
the way it is, and nothing out of the ordinary happens. Unfortunately, something
out of the ordinary is going to happen—
and then he'll need Budo more than ever.
Tuesday, May 12, 7:30 pm
M FREE PP $5
THE WOMAN WHO HEARD COLOR
by Kelly Jones
Lauren O'Farrell is an "art detective" who
made it her mission to retrieve invaluable
artworks stolen by the Nazis during the
darkest days of World War II. Her quest
leads her to the Manhattan apartment of
elderly Isabella Fletcher, a woman who
lives in the shadow of a terrible history—
years ago her mother was rumored to
have collaborated with the Nazis. But as
Isabella reveals the events of her mother's
life, Lauren finds herself immersed in an
amazing story of courage and secrecy as
she discovers the extraordinary truth about
a priceless piece of art that may have survived the war and the enduring relationship between a mother and a daughter.
Tuesday, June 16, 7:30 pm
M FREE PP $5
“GAME ON”
IS ON!
A DAY OF GAMES, INCLUDING MAH JONGG,
BRIDGE, CANASTA, SCRABBLE® AND MORE.
Friday, January 30, 2015
Continental Breakfast/Raffle Sales Begin 9:30–10:00 am
Games 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Lunch 1:00–2:00 pm
$45/person. Register by Friday, January 24.
Chairs: Carol Berliner,
Karen Feltman and
Eva Jakob
2015
The Story of Joshua
of Nazareth: A Jewish
Reading of the New
Testament PART 2
Instructor: Rabbi Lawrence Troster
Rabbi Troster is one of the
country’s leading Jewish
eco-theologians and religious environmental leaders. He has taught at the
YJCC for many years,
along with teaching in the
Florence Melton Mini
School of Northern New Jersey. He is
Rabbinic
Scholar-in-Residence
of
GreenFaith, an interfaith environmental
coalition. Rabbi Troster was the Rabbinic
Director of J Street, the Rabbinic advisor for
Hazon, and the Rabbinic Fellow for the
Coalition on the Environment and Jewish
Life. He contributes to Huffington Post and is
widely published.
Fridays (5), Feb. 27, Mar. 13, Apr. 17,
May 8, June 12
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
M $100 PP $156
THURSDAY, APRIL 30
TEMPLE EMANU-EL, CLOSTER, NJ
HONORING
Stephanie & Barry Kissler
Barnett “Buzz” Rukin
Lisa & Adam Grossman
COUPLE OF THE YEAR
COMMUNITY BUILDER
YOUNG LEADERS
SAVE THE DATE
Brilliant Brunches
BERGEN COUNTY YJCC
MARCH 27, 2015
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Adults
Although many Jews know the basic
details of the life of Jesus, most have
never read the New Testament. And yet
the personalities of the New Testament-Jesus and Paul, Peter and James, Jesus'
mother Mary and Mary Magdalene-were Jews, living in a culture steeped in
Jewish history, beliefs, and practices.
There is now an edition of the New
Testament that addresses its Jewish background and the culture from which it
developed: The Jewish Annotated New
Testament. This course will use this text
to look at the New Testament in its original context and historical period. No
previous knowledge of the New
Testament is needed and all texts will be
studied in translation. It is recommended
that participants in the class bring either
a translation of the New Testament to the
class or purchase the Jewish Annotated
New Testament which is available online.
Please also bring a translation of the
Hebrew Bible. It is not necessary to have
taken Part 1 of this class.
Spring Gala
Join us at the YJCC for a light breakfast
and guest speaker. Following our speaker, choose
from a variety of topics and enjoy a delicious lunch, too.
Information: Linda Ripps, (201) 666-6610, ext. 5782, [email protected]
SENIORS
Wendy Fox
COORDINATOR
[email protected]
x5820
Senior Adult memberships are available for those 65 and over. The senior adult program offers
a warm, supportive environment that provides opportunities to get involved, expand your creative
energies, exercise your mind and body, and feel a sense of belonging to a very special community. As a Silver Senior, enjoy classes, swimming, exercise and socializing with other members
on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with organized activities from 9:45 am to 4:45 pm, plus use of
fitness/aquatics facilities on Saturdays from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Golden Senior membership
includes all of the Tuesday/Thursday programming plus use of the YJCC during all regular
operating hours. Join us for diverse, stimulating programs, plus the option of a hot, nutritious
kosher lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a suggested donation of $4. (Meals are subsidized
by the Older Adults Committee of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey and the U.S.D.A.)
Note that all classes, programs and trips are subject to change and/or cancellation based on instructor availability. Program cancellations and/or postponements are at the discretion of the Senior Adult department.
SENIOR ADULT DEPARTMENT / WINTER-SPRING HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS
Seniors
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New Year’s Celebration
Passover at the YJCC
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, Mar. 31, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Featuring Gordon James, trumpeter, flugelhornist,
vocalist. Bring in the New Year with some popular standards from the 30’s thru the 50’s.
Rabbi Avram Kogan will help us conduct our annual
Senior Adult Passover Seder.
Tu B’Shevat Seder
Yom Ha’atzmaut
(Israel Independence Day)
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Thursday, Apr. 23, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Enviromentalist Paul Kauffman and guitarist and song
leader Barbara Stambler return again to lead a Tu
B’Shevat Seder as we celebrate the New Year for the
Trees. Join us for a fun hour celebrating Tu B’Shevat!
Rabbi Gerald Friedman, Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Beth
Sholom, Park Ridge, will join us for the 67th birthday of
State of Israel.
Memorial Day Celebration
Purim Celebration
Tuesday, May 26, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Thursday, Mar. 5, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Celebrating Purim at the YJCC with Linda Ripps, we will
have music, masks, hats and some downright Purim fun!
TOPICS OF INTEREST
Wish You Knew More About...
Professor James Kane, once the youngest
prep school headmaster (at age 32) in
America, later served for 25 years as a
superintendent of schools. As a young
man, he worked as a caddie, stable hand,
and steam presser; he was also a college
athlete and served in the United States
Marine Corps as an infantry officer in the
Fleet Marine Force, Pacific. Today he is
an adjunct professor of education at
William Paterson University and our
presenter for three new presentations.
THE FLAG RAISERS OF IWO JIMA
On a remote Pacific Island known as Iwo
Jima - 70 years ago this month - six
Marines, in 1/400th of a second, had a
date with immortality in the most
famous photograph ever taken. Together,
during a blazing battle, they raised the
stars and stripes on top of a Japaneseheld volcano in the bloodiest battle of
WW II. This is their story. Who were
they? Where did they grow up? What
happened to each of them? Who was the
only one to live out a normal life? Learn
their haunting story in this slide, lecture
and music program.
Instructor: James Kane
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
JOHN WAYNE: AN AMERICAN
HERO, THE LIFE AND LEGEND
Born in small town Iowa to modest
means, Marion Morrison (nicknamed
"Duke") rose to become an American
icon as John Wayne. Yet he never forgot
his earliest roots, calling himself, “…a
prop guy who got lucky." And later he
said, "I'm not John Wayne, I'm Duke
Morrison. But I know John Wayne; in
fact, I know him well. I have to. I make
my living out of John Wayne." Hear
about his life and times, with a slide
show, lecture, and music of the era.
Instructor: James Kane
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
FIVE SPECIAL AMERICANS:
EMILY DICKINSON, JOHN STEINBECK, ELLA WHEELER WILCOX,
ERNEST HEMINGWAY AND F.
SCOTT FITZGERALD
As poets and writers, all have moved
America. Enjoy this fast-paced lecture on
their lives, their times, their remarkable
works - and what happened to each at
the end.
Instructor: James Kane
Tuesday, May 19, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Ever Stop at the
Red Apple Rest?
So many have cherished memories of NY
Route 17’s Red Apple Rest, especially
Elaine Lindenblatt, whose family owned
the restaurant for over 50 years. Elaine’s
written a book, Stop at the Red Apple,
recounting an American success story
and those colorful years that meant so
much to her—and to us. Join us for this
talk, complete with slides and Q & A,
plus a book signing.
Instructor: Elaine Lindenblatt
Thursday, Feb. 5
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Let’s Get Presidential
In honor of Presidents’ Day, we have a
special program focusing on George
Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Marty
Alboum will speak to us on two of our
most influential presidents: Washington,
who set many precedents for all the other
presidents, and Lincoln, who took some
of the strongest stands on monumental
issues of any president. Please join us for
a very informative program.
The Ziegfeld Girls
The Ziegfeld Follies ran from 1907 to
1931. Florence Ziegfeld glorified the
American girl and made her a symbol of
the modern, independent woman. Marty
Schneit will talk about Irving Berlin, Ann
Held, Justine Johnston, Fanny Brice and
more, including the songs “Second
Hand Rose” and “Ten Cents a Dance.”
Instructor: Martin Schneit
Tuesday, Mar. 24
1:00 – 2:00 pm
A Conversation
with Meridyth
Join Meridyth Webber each month for
stimulating discussions on a variety of
topics. Check the Senior Highlights
bulletin board to learn the topic for each
program.
Instructor Meridyth Webber is a wife, mother
and grandmother who holds four U.S. patents,
has created a doll for Toys 'R Us; appeared on
The Home Shopping Network with an earring
collection; and is fluent in sign language… yet
her passion is working at the Bergen County
YJCC!
Tuesdays, Jan. 27, Feb. 24 & Apr. 7, May 5
1:00 – 2:00 pm
presents
Senior Nutrition Programs at the YJCC
Amber Waves of Grains
Tuesday, January 20, 1:00 pm
Whole grains are good for digestion and overall health— everybody
knows that! Let’s find out more about the wide range of possibilities,
flavors, and varieties. Join us for an interactive, educational, and TASTY
workshop on the facts about whole grains and how to cook and use
them in your everyday life!
Facilitator: Danielle Cinnante, MS, CHES
Nutrition As You Age
Tuesday, June 9, 1:00 pm
Maintaining wellness, a healthy weight, and adequate nutrition can
assist in healing and promoting longevity. In addition, eating well
can make you feel better. Find our more about the connection
between healthy eating and aging well.
Facilitator: Suzanne Peiffer, MA, RD,
Registered Dietician
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MENTAL FITNESS
The Book Corner/Word Play
NEW! Trivia Games for
Seniors
In alternating months, join Laurie as she
delves into interesting book selections or
leads “word play” fun and games.
Come join us for fun, facts and laughter.
Topics include entertainment, politics,
history and more.
Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Beginning Jan. 8
Instructor: Laurie Schoenhaut
Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Word Play: Feb. 26 & May 7
Book Corner: Jan. 29 & Apr. 16
History with Marty
MUSICAL ENJOYMENT
We’ll look at history through the lives of
famous people and consider how their
contributions have helped shape our world.
Piano Tunes with Ruth
Kalamaridis
Instructor: Marty Alboum
Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Current Events
Keep up with what’s going on. Enjoy
stimulating discussions and share opinions
about the political scene at home and
abroad. Rotating instructors/volunteers
— you can volunteer!
Ruth returns with her special mix of
music from Broadway and movie
musicals to popular American music
from Gershwin and Porter.
Thursday, Jan. 15, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Music with John
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00 am – noon
John Halsey and friends will have you
humming along and tapping your toes.
$1 fee at the door.
Cerebral Gymnastics
Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Jan. 13, Mar. 3, Apr. 28, June 2
Stimulate your mind with a marvelous
cerebral workout that’s entertaining and
challenging!
Instructor: Simie Weinberger
Thursdays, Jan. 29, Mar. 19,
May 14, July 16
10:00 – 11:00 am
Thursday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Feb. 12
Seniors
Instructor: Martin Alboum
Tuesday, Feb. 17
1:00 – 2:00 pm
The Valley Hospital
WEDNESDAY GROUPS
Y.E.S. Young Energetic Seniors
Join a group of active seniors who are
going places and doing great things!
Members participate in YJCC programs,
volunteer, and plan events and activities
for their own meetings. Officers are elected from the group. Join the fun! New
members welcome! Dues. Must be a YJCC
member. 10:00 am – noon
Live & Learn
GAMES
Cards
Tuesdays & Thursdays Noon – 4:00 pm
Dominoes
Thursdays 1:00 – 3:45 pm
Be part of an innovative learning program
exploring topics that you find interesting.
Members plan all programs, including
speakers, mini-classes, and daytime
excursions. Officers, elected from the
group, oversee the agenda. Refreshments
are served. New members welcome!
Dues. Must be a YJCC member. 12:30 –
2:30 pm
Live & Learn
Invites You to Hear
Rabbi Simon Glustrom
Talk About
His New Book
A Rabbi’s Bout
with Doubt
Wednesday, January 7
12:30 lunch ($2 donation)
followed by free presentation.
Reservations requested by
Jan. 5 to [email protected]
Mah Jongg
Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:00 – 4:00 pm
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Seniors
TO YOUR HEALTH
Mark Your Calendar
Free Monthly Blood Pressure
Screening. Co-sponsored by the
YJCC and The Valley Hospital.
Tuesdays, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, Mar. 10,
Apr. 14, May 12, June 9, July 14,
Aug. 11, 9:30 – 11:00 am
Amber Waves of Grain
Presented by The Valley Hospital.
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Nutrition As You Age
Presented by The Valley Hospital.
Tuesday, June 9, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
JEWISH LIFE & THOUGHT
Wondering and Wandering
with Rabbi Woll
Explore the many interesting topics
which surface in our everyday living.
Instructor: Rabbi Jonathan Woll, Progressive
Havurah of Northern New Jersey
Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Jan. 22, Feb. 19, Mar. 26, Apr. 9
Yiddish Bingo Fun
Play an old game in a new language. No
need to know the language to play the
game! Fun, prizes, don’t miss!
Date TBA
Kabbalat Shabbat
Members and friends are invited to
join together monthly for a new
lunch program. A traditional
‘Shabbat dinner’ is on the menu
followed by songs and discussion
led by different community leaders.
LUNCH $4
Fridays: Jan. 16, Feb. 20, Mar. 20, Apr. 17,
May 15, June 19, July 17
This program is partially subsidized by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey.
SR. HEALTH & FITNESS
Silver Senior Swim
Tues. & Thurs. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sat. 11:00 am – 1:40 pm
Golden Senior Swim
All regular operating hours.
Senior Aquacise
An upbeat water exercise class especially
for older adults. Enhances aerobic capacity,
strength, flexibility and range of motion.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:15 – 11:15 am
ZUMBA Gold
Join this energetic class of “movers and
shakers!” Fitness and fun rolled into one.
Mindfulness
Journey
Thursdays, 10:15 – 11:00 am
ZUMBA Gold Tone
Get cardio benefits plus free-weight
strengthening.
Tuesdays, 10:20 – 11:00 am
Senior Pilates
Pilates strengthens the body, releases
tightness, develops balance and coordination.
• MELT • CHAIR YOGA
• MEDITATION • TAIJI/QIGONG
Thursdays, 9:15 – 10:15 am
Senior Spin
See page 29 for complete details.
This popular cardio workout is toned
down a notch or two - just for you!
Tuesdays, 9:15 – 10:00 am
Sensational Seniors
Low impact aerobic exercises offering a
cardio workout while improving flexibility.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00 am – noon
Senior Yoga
Integrate body, mind and spirit! Use
Yoga postures, breathing practices, and
guided deep relaxation to stretch, tone
and relax your entire being.
Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Ping Pong
Join your friends for a relaxing or highly
competitive game of Ping-Pong.
SPECIAL CLASSES
AARP Defensive
Driving Course
This Driving Refresher Course may help
you qualify for an insurance discount
and reduce up to two points on your
driving record. Pre-registration required for
6-hour course. One session: Tuesday,
Apr. 21, 9:00 am-33:30 pm (includes half
hour lunch break). AARP member: $15,
non-member: $20. Make check payable
to “AARP.”
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:45 – 11:30 am
Women’s Discussion Group
Racquetball
Spend an hour sharing your thoughts
and feelings with other women. Discuss
topics relevant to women in our time.
Enjoy a great workout in a “round robin”
game of racquetball with a terrific,
energetic bunch of guys!
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00 am – noon
Instructor: Debbie Schuster, M.S.W.
Tuesdays, 11:00 am – noon
Personal Training
for Seniors
Train smart and get fit with a
YJCC personal trainer.
See details on page 30.
SENIOR PACKAGE (65+)
5 x 1 hour sessions
or 10 x 1/2 hour sessions
$299
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Seniors
Join us on a journey of self-discovery as
participants reap the benefits of mind-body
awareness. The total effect of these classes
will be to help prevent pain, heal injury,
gain flexibility, reduce stress and erase the
negative effects of aging.
AQUATICS
Jason Schmeltzer has been coaching at the highest levels for the last 10 years. Working in New
York, Arizona and New Jersey, he has coached over 25 state champions and swimmers who
have received scholarships to NCAA schools. In 2012, while coaching in Arizona, one of his high
school and club swimmers qualified and swam at the Olympic trials. That same year, he worked
with two Mexico national team swimmers preparing for the London Olympic trials.
Jason
Schmeltzer
AQUATICS MANAGER
[email protected]
x5750
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The YJCC’s aquatics program provides children an opportunity to learn and grow within our Little
Sharks Swim School and pre-competitive swim program, then advance to our competitive
Bergen Sharks and USA Swimming Wave-Sharks teams. We provide a safe environment with
experienced, well-trained instructors and staff for all age groups, beginning at six months.
Main Pool
Kiddie Pool
• 6 lane, 25 yard (75’) competitive-style pool
• 3’6” to 5’6” deep
• Average water temperature is between
82-83 degrees
• 1 mile = 72 lengths/36 laps
• 3/4 mile = 54 lengths/27 laps
• 1/2 mile = 36 lengths/18 laps
• 1/4 mile = 18 lengths/9 laps.
• Diving is permitted only for instructional and
competitive purposes under the supervision
of a YJCC swim instructor or coach.
•
•
•
•
400 square foot pool
1'6" to 2'6" deep
Average water temperature is 90-92 degrees
Closed when swim lessons are being
conducted
Pool Rules and Regulations
Children 6 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult (18 or older) who is in the water with them at all
times. Children between 6 and 9 may be in the kiddie pool without an adult, but must be accompanied by an adult
when in the main pool. ALL children 12 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult who remains in
the pool area at all times to ensure proper supervision.
For everyone’s health and safety and in order to maintain the cleanliness of the pools and deck area, please
remember the following:
All persons must take a soap shower before entering either the main pool or the kiddie pool. New Jersey State
Health Department codes require the enforcement of this regulation in ALL public and private swimming facilities in an effort to
minimize the bacteriological levels and optimize our method of disinfecting and sanitizing the pools.
No street shoes, sneakers or strollers are permitted on the pool deck. Dirt and bacteria are tracked onto the pool
deck, creating an unsanitary environment for swimmers who are walking barefoot.
Anyone with hair shoulder-length or longer should wear a swimming cap to help prevent clogs in our filter and
vacuum system.
Disposable diapers are not permitted in either pool. Children not yet toilet trained must wear swim diapers underneath
swimsuits and are not permitted in the main pool. Disposable diapers disintegrate when they become saturated with water. They
are then sucked into the filter system and vacuum, clogging them and causing damage. When an accident occurs, it is necessary to
close the pool in order to properly clean it.
Bandages, band-aids and medicated patches may not be worn in either pool. Once wet, these coverings fall off and
clog filters and vacuum. They are also unsanitary and possibly infectious. Any person with open cuts, wounds or blisters is not
permitted to use either pool.
Inflatable toys, rafts, swimmies, tubes, etc. are not permitted in either pool. Children who depend on these devices
are at risk for serious injury if the device fails or the child gets out and goes underwater. Kick boards, barbells, noodles, etc. are
only to be used in their intended manner and are NOT lifesaving devices. If being used improperly, a lifeguard will remove them
from the pool.
Little Sharks Swim School Classes
Swimming is difficult—but worth the effort to learn properly. Water
safety and rules are taught according to age and must be followed in
and out of the water. Each session is 5 classes.
Class Schedule
AGES
SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
JAN. 25–FEB. 22
JAN. 26–FEB. 23
JAN. 27–FEB. 24
JAN. 28–FEB. 25
JAN. 29–FEB. 26
MAR. 1–29
MAR. 2–30
MAR. 3–31
MAR. 4–APR. 1
MAR. 5–APR. 2
APR. 12–MAY 10
APR. 13–MAY 11
APR. 14–MAY 12
APR. 15–MAY 13
APR. 16–MAY 14
MAY 17–TBD
MAY 18–TBD
MAY 19–JUNE 16
MAY 20–JUNE 17
MAY 21–JUNE 18
FEES
M $99, PP $129
M $99, PP $129
M $99, PP $129
M $99, PP $129
M $99, PP $129
Parent/Child
10:00 – 10:30 am
SESSION
DATES
10:30 – 11:00 am
4:30 – 5:00 pm
6 & under
11:00 – 11:30 am
4:30 – 5:00 pm
4:30 – 5:00 pm
4:30 – 5:00 pm
7–11
12:00 – 12:30 pm
5:00 – 5:30 pm
5:00 – 5:30 pm
5:00 – 5:30 pm
12 & over
12:00 – 12:00 pm
5:30 – 6:00 pm
5:30 – 6:00 pm
5:30 – 6:00 pm
SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
ABOUT LITTLE SHARKS GROUP
SWIM LESSONS
• Class placement is by age.
• All classes run for 30 minutes once
a week.
• See chart, above, for dates and times
Non-member program participants pay an
administrative fee of $35 per person per
fiscal year
(Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2015).
PP = PROGRAM PARTICIPANT
Non-member participating in a class
or program open to the community
GROUP LESSON POLICIES
• Registration preference is given to
YJCC members, followed by nonmembers who were enrolled in the
previous session of lessons.
• Class size limits: 6/parent-child class;
6/nursery classes; 8/children’s classes
• The YJCC reserves the right to
cancel a class due to insufficient
registration. Minimum registration
for group lesson: 3.
• Make up classes are scheduled only
for classes canceled by the YJCC.
• Parents are not permitted in the pool
area during lessons, except for the
first and last class.
• See general refund policy on pg. 34.
Swim School refunds are issued for
medical reasons only after week 2
of class; a doctor’s note is required.
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Aquatics
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
2015 USA SWIMMING
WAVE-SHARKS
www.bergensharks.com
Now you can swim competitively all year long! The Bergen Sharks USA program runs
from March 29 through August 2, with our team competing in USA swim meets. For
USA swimming, we combine with two
other programs to form one large team
called WAVE–SHARKS.
Practice Time
10 & under 4:30–5:30 pm
11–14 5:00–6:30 pm
15 & over 6:30–8:00 pm
Price
10 & under $499–$599
11 & over $599–$699
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Also available: Tuesday and Thursday morning practice 6:00–7:15 am.
For morning swim practice, please add $149 for the spring/summer. Contact Jason for eligibility.
Please contact Jason Schmeltzer at [email protected] or 201.666.6610, ext. 5750 with any questions about
the Bergen Sharks, the WAVE-SHARKS or for more information on USA Swimming.
YJCC Hosts
FITTER &
FASTER
Swim Tour
Swim better,
faster, smarter
January 18 & 19,
2015
Our swimmers have
the option of
becoming
participants in
USA Swimming!
Contact
Jason Schmeltzer
to find out more.
PRE-COMPETITION PROGRAM
Adult Aquacise
• Transition from learning to swim
to competitive swimming
• For those who have been introduced to the four competition
strokes, but want to improve
their technique to a swim team
level
• Class meets twice a week:
Sundays from 12:15 to 1:00 pm
and Wednesdays from 3:45 to
4:30 pm
Tryouts: Contact Jason Schmeltzer,
(201) 666-6610, ext. 5750,
[email protected]
Sundays and Wednesdays,
(16 classes)
Session 1: Jan. 25 – Mar. 18
Session 2: Mar. 29 – May 20
Sundays:
12:15 – 1:00 pm
Wednesdays:
3:45 – 4:30 pm
M $200 PP $250
Exercising in the water has more resistance than on land. This is a great low
impact workout for all muscle groups,
beginner to advanced levels. Classes are
ongoing.
Mondays 9:15 – 10:15 am
Wednesdays 9:15 – 10:15 am
M FREE PP $12/class
or $100/book of 10 tickets
Private & Semi-Private
Lessons
AGES 3-ADULT
Private Lessons
8-lesson package: M $265 PP $325
4-lesson package: M $155 PP $185
Semi-Private Lessons (max. 2)
8-lesson package: M $190/per person
PP $210/per person
4-lesson package: M $125/per person
PP $155/per person
Private Group Lessons (3–5)
8-lesson package: M $155/per person
Private Swim Coaching
AGES 9-ADULT
This is for competitive swim level swimmers seeking skill development. Taught
by Jason Schmeltzer. For more information, email [email protected]
Private Swim Coaching
2 45-minute classes: M & PP $150
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Aquatics
Learn at your convenience. Private swimming lessons will give you or your child
an excellent opportunity to become comfortable and confident in the water.
Private lessons are geared toward specific
goals and ability to sufficiently master
specific skills and/or techniques. Choose
five or ten 30-minute sessions. For a private lesson request form, email Jason
Schmeltzr at [email protected] or go
to www.yjcc.org. Forms also available at
the front desk.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
The YJCC reaches out to all who strive to improve and maintain a healthy mind and body. Our goal is to provide you
and your family with all of your health and wellness resources in one convenient location. Our expert staff of certified
health professionals is ready to help you and your family achieve your health and fitness objectives with a variety of
programs. For more information, contact Abby Leipsner, 201-666-6610, ext. 5814 or [email protected]
Schedule your complimentary
FITNESS EQUIPMENT
ORIENTATION
with YJCC fitness staff today!
The Valley Hospital
presents at the YJCC
Grains: Amaranth to Quinoa, and Everything in Between
Personal Training (Private & Group)
Group Fitness Classes
Kids and Teens Orientation
Sessions
Pilates, Yoga, Spinning, Karate,
Massage Therapy and more!
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Facilitator: Danielle Cinnante, MS, CHES
Facility includes:
Health & Wellness
Wednesday, January 28 / 7:00–8:30 pm
Whole grains are good for digestion and overall health—everybody
knows that! Let’s find out more about the wide range of possibilities, flavors, and varieties. Join us for an interactive, educational, and TASTY
workshop on the facts about whole grains and how to cook and use
them in your everyday life!
Fully-equipped fitness center
Personal training studio
Indoor walking and jogging track
Double sized gymnasium
Three racquetball courts
Aerobics and dance studio
Spinning studio
Karate studio
75 foot, indoor heated swimming
pool, and an indoor children's pool
Interested in towel service and
other amenities? Ask us about our
Y+ Locker Rooms: $396 yr./per
person
Arthritis: A Joint Effort
Thursday, February 26 / 7:00–8:30 pm
Is joint pain interfering with your daily life? This informative presentation
reviews the causes of joint pain, arthritis, and the newest and latest
trends in available treatment options including knee and hip joint
replacement. The medical process from diagnosis through surgery and
rehabilitation is also discussed.
Facilitator: Douglas, Holden, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon
Feeling the Burn?
Thursday, April 16 / 7:00–8:30 pm
Frequent heartburn can be an irritating, burning nuisance. Some may
ignore symptoms of acid reflux but chronic acid reflux can lead to a precancerous condition called Barrett's Esophagus. Learn the function of
the esophagus and how Barrett's Esophagus and acid reflux can
increase the risk for esophageal cancer.
Facilitator: Mark Shapiro, MD, Thoracic Surgeon
SPORTS & RECREATION
Men’s Basketball League
and Pick-Up Games
Memorable games are played in our
Monday night league. Pick-up games
take place on Wednesday from 7:30 pm
to closing, Saturday from 7:00-11:00 am
and Sunday from 8:00-11:00 am. For
information, contact Jenny Jurjevic,
201.666.6610, ext. 5790 or [email protected]
Registration is requested for these free programs;
register online at www.valleyhealth.com/events
or call 1-800-Valley1.
Bobbie Berkley YJCC Golf Outing
Monday, July 13, 2015
PP = PROGRAM PARTICIPANT
Non-member participating in a class
or program open to the community
Manhattan Woods Golf Club
West Nyack, NY
NEW!
Mindfulness
JOIN US ON A JOURNEY OF
SELF-DISCOVERY AS PARTICIPANTS
REAP THE BENEFITS OF
MIND-BODY AWARENESS.
Journey
MELT
Wednesdays (4), Jan. 7, 14, 21 & 28
Bring
11:15 am – 12:30 pm
water to
Fee: M $100 PP $120 class!
Minimum enrollment: 5 / All fitness levels;
must be able to get on yoga mat on floor
Learn the innovative MELT self-massage techniques to relieve chronic pain
and stiffness in your back and whole
body. MELT was featured on New
York Times best seller list and seen on
Dr. Oz and Rachael Ray. Adding
MELT to your life will help improve
your efficiency and performance in
your fitness routine, while enhancing
daily life by improving digestion and
sleep, and reducing stress. Using
MELT Hand and Foot Treatment
Balls, and specialized soft rollers you
can learn how to self-treat in just
minutes a day to create lasting changes
by rehydrating connective tissue and
rebalancing your nervous system.
Purchase of a MELT Hand and Foot
Treatment kit ($50) and a version of the
book for use at home strongly suggested.
Instructor: Karel Littman, GFI,
Advanced MELT Trainer
Chair Yoga
Mondays (8), Feb. 23, Mar. 2, 9, 16,
23, 30, Apr. 6 & 13
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Fee: M $180 PP $200
Minimum enrollment: 9; maximum 12
Chair yoga is one of the gentlest forms
of yoga and is a great practice for
everyone. It deepens flexibility and
strengthens personal body awareness
with poses adapted from traditional
postures and reworked to be performed while seated in a chair rather
than on the floor. This enables many
people to perform the beneficial
aspects of yoga such as deep and
mindful breathing and gentle relaxation stretching. The benefits of chair
yoga mirror those found in traditional
yoga practice, including reduced
stress, increased flexibility, improved
breathing and circulation, enhanced
posture and balance, lowered blood
pressure and improved mental health.
Instructor: Danielle Aldouby
and Lisa Goldstein
Meditation
Tuesdays (8), Mar. 17, 24, 31, Apr. 7,
14, 28, May 5 & 12
8:30 – 9:15 am
Fee: M $100 PP $120
Minimum enrollment: 6
Meditation is a journey of self-discovery.
By making the mind calm and quiet,
we can go deep within and discover
who we really are. By doing so, we find
lasting peace and happiness and learn
how to effectively solve life problems
and realize our highest aspirations. In
this class you will learn how to get
on 60
Minutes
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centered through learning the following techniques:
Breathing – using calming breath to put
out the fire of emotions and thoughts;
Mantra – properly using the repetition
of spiritually resonant phrases to calm
the mind;
Heart meditation – focusing on the
heart center, the safest and most
effective energy center (chakra);
Visualization – guided meditations to
invoke a peaceful and expanding inner
landscape.
Instructor: Alison Witzman
Taiji/QiGong
Fridays (10), May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29,
June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am
M $180 PP $200
Minimum enrollment: 5
Taiji is a low-impact martial art specifically structured to integrate mind,
body and spirit. Students will learn the
sequence of seven Evidence Based
Taiji (EBT™) forms designed to
improve balance, flexibility, posture,
strength and awareness. QiGong comes
from “qi,” meaning vital energy; “gong”
means work or exercise. QiGong nurtures internal energy. The class also
includes traditional drills for improved
stamina and cardiovascular function and
meditations to reduce stress, improve
sleep quality and immune function.
Wear comfortable shoes and loose clothing.
Instructor: Karen Scibilia-O’Hara,
certified instructor in the Chen style
Evidence Based Taiji (EBT ™), the
Cheng Man-ch'ing Yang form, and
Evidence Based QiGong (EBQ™)
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Health & Wellness
The total effect of these classes will be
to help prevent pain, heal injury, gain
flexibility, reduce stress and erase the
negative effects of aging. Maximum
benefit will be derived from participating in the entire series, but you are
welcome to choose which classes best
meet your needs. These classes are
appropriate for any fitness level.
Hot Topic!
“Mindfulness”
Train Smart
at the YJCC
Working with a personal trainer is the
most effective way to reach your fitness
goals. Your personal trainer provides
encouragement, motivation and support
to get you started and keep you going.
Your routine will suit your physical
fitness level and change as your fitness
improves. Whether you are a competitive
athlete interested in advanced training
techniques or a post-rehab patient, we
have an exercise program and equipment
to meet your needs. Programs are
designed for every age group.
Sport Specific Training
Health & Wellness
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Clinical Programs
Personal training for individuals with
medical concerns, including: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, orthopedic injuries,
osteoporosis, high blood pressure and
lower back problems.
RATES
INTRO PACKAGE
3 x 1 Hour or 6 x 1/2 Hour Sessions*
M $171
JUNIOR FITNESS (11-13)
Improve your results through better
physical conditioning by using the latest
training techniques.
Basic
FREE
Advanced
$159
YJCC Junior Fitness
SINGLE SESSION
For children 11-13. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate and may
use the Fitness Center with their parents.
Basic: Cardio equipment orientation
session with YJCC fitness staff.
Advanced: 6 1/2-hour one-on-one
sessions. Participants are taught safe use of
strength equipment, stretching techniques
and healthy diet habits. Teen memberships now available for 13-yyear-o
olds who
successfully complete YJCC Junior Fitness/
Advanced.
1/2 Hour
M $41 NM $46
1 Hour**
M $77 NM $87
TeenFit (ages 11-17)
Through a carefully designed exercise
regimen addressing specific needs, we’ll
build a solid foundation which will help
your teen acquire healthy habits for a
thriving adulthood.
Group Personal Training
Workout with a friend or two and
motivate each other to stay fit. Enjoy the
company and significant savings.
Senior Strength
This carefully designed program provides
a safe and individualized exercise regimen
that uses strength, core stabilization,
balance training and cardiovascular equipment. We’ll provide the information you
need to improve and maintain muscle
tone, balance, flexibility and endurance.
SENIOR PACKAGE (63+)
5 x 1 Hour sessions
10 x 1/2 Hour sessions
M $299
10 SESSIONS
1/2 Hour
M $347 NM $397
1 Hour**
M $597 NM $697
Group of 2
M $327 pp NM $377 pp
Group of 3
M $247 pp
20 SESSIONS
1/2 Hour
M $637
1 Hour**
M $1137
RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
24-HOUR CANCELLATION NOTICE IS REQUIRED TO
AVOID BEING CHARGED FOR THE MISSED SESSION. ALL
PACKAGES EXPIRE 6 MONTHS FROM DATE OF
PURCHASE. PERSONAL TRAINING FEES ARE NONREFUNDABLE WITHOUT A DOCTOR’S NOTE.
*New participants only
**One hour sessions cannot be split in half-hour.
Massage
• Reduces stress and muscle tension
• Relieves sore muscles
• Improves circulation
• Increases body awareness, sensitivity
• Promotes nutrient absorption
• Improves mobility in muscles and joints
• Assists in the repair of injured and
damaged tissue
• Improves your energy and alertness
Call our experienced Massage
Therapist for an appointment TODAY!
Mark Williams 201-390-2325
Available: Mon.-Fri. (flexible hours)
Purchase your tickets* at the front desk:
M $70 PP $85 YJCC Plus Member $60
Tickets expire 6 months from date of purchase.
Karate
For adult karate classes, see page 10.
Group Fitness Classes - FREE for Members!
Senior Yoga
All classes are open to non-members—
fees are $12 per class/$100 book of 10
classes.
For class days/times, please refer to current class
schedule, available at the Front and Fitness desks
and on the YJCC website. Please contact Ellen
Davies at [email protected], with questions.
ABSolute Core + More
ALL LEVELS
Intense abdominal work-out focusing on core
muscles as well as other major muscle groups.
Stand taller and improve your balance.
Build and Burn
ALL LEVELS
Build muscle and burn calories with this cardio toning class set to retro music from the 70s
and 80s.
Aquacise
Power Barre®
ADVANCED
A sexy, energetic, fun workout that fuses fitness techniques from dance, Pilates, and yoga
that will tone, define and chisel the whole
body. You don't need any dance experience—
and you certainly don't need a partner! This
combination of strength and flexibility training adds cardio to burn fat fast. Barre workouts have become a popular choice with
celebrities such Madonna, Natalie Portman
and Zooey Deschanel.
Boot Camp
ADVANCED
Challenge yourself as you develop speed,
agility and strength in this class designed to
increase your metabolic rate.
Buff and Balanced
ALL LEVELS
Resistance meets balance in this class that
incorporates a variety of core, functional and
balance training. Weights, bands and your
own body weight are used for the most effective results.
Body Blast
ALL LEVELS
A muscle conditioning workout using a variety of training to strengthen your whole body.
ALL LEVELS
The class begins with an energetic, low impact
cardio interval workout using a specially
designed bar. Next we focus on balance and
stretch postures to improve your core strength
and mobility. Try this total body workout!
Fat Burner Step Mix
ALL LEVELS
A calorie burning hour of mixed aerobics and
toning, featuring easy step moves to blast away
fat and firm up the body.
MELT
ALL LEVELS
This self-treatment technique helps you get
out and stay out of chronic pain, increase body
awareness, rehydrate connective tissue and
decrease stress.
Pilates®
ALL LEVELS
Based on the principles of Joseph Pilates, this
core-based mat class is designed to strengthen
the entire body. These techniques release persistent tightness, build core strength and help
realign your body. Transform your body as
you strengthen your deep abdominal muscles,
developing balance, coordination and posture.
PiBoxing
ALL LEVELS
An exciting interdisciplinary program uniquely mixes Pilates and boxing moves into a fat
torching, muscle sculpting, core-centric interval workout.
Power Pump
ALL LEVELS
A power packed hour of weight training using
free weights and a barbell. Pump up each
muscle group as we move from one energetic
song to the next. Finish with a well deserved
stretch and cool down.
Prop Pilates®
ALL LEVELS
Add variety, intensity and fun to your Pilates
mat workout using props such as bands, rings,
light weights and stability ball.
Senior Pilates®
This class focuses on Pilates principles and
is designed with the Seniors in mind to
strengthen the core and increase balance,
coordination and posture.
Spinning
ALL LEVELS
A cardio based workout on our state-of-theart bikes that will maximize your fitness and
endurance.
Spinning for Seniors
An incredible cardio workout on a stationary
bike which mimics riding on the road. This
class will increase your aerobic fitness and
endurance.
Stretch & Stengthen
ALL LEVELS
This class will help release persistent tightness
in the body while improving strength, balance
and range of motion. Stretches are done in a
sustained and relaxed manner with concentration on muscles being stretched. Major muscle
groups are utilized to strengthen the body.
Total Tone
ALL LEVELS
Total body conditioning is designed to target
all the major muscle groups. Feel the burn and
enjoy the benefit.
TRX® Training
ALL LEVELS
This class will develop strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simply by using your
own body weight and cables.
Yoga (Vinyasa)
ALL LEVELS
This class promotes flexibility, strength, stress
reduction, while utilizing deep breathing
exercises and relaxation techniques.
ZUMBA
ALL LEVELS
Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International
music designed for everyone. You don’t have
to know how to dance to benefit from the
great cardio and sculpting Zumba delivers.
ZUMBA Tone
ALL LEVELS
Get all the benefits of ZUMBA cardio and then
burn additional calories as you pump it up
with free weights!
ZUMBA Gold (Seniors)
Join this energetic class of “movers” and
“shakers.” It’s fitness and fun all rolled into
one!
ZUMBA Gold Tone (Seniors)
Get cardio benefits plus free-weight strengthening.
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ALL LEVELS
Exercise in the water for more resistance and a
great low-impact workout for all muscle
groups. Class focuses on cardio and toning,
and there is no need to know how to swim.
Core Bar Fit (Functional
Integration Training)
Integrate body, mind and spirit! Use yoga postures, breathing practices and deep, guided
relaxation to stretch, tone and relax your
entire being.
MEMBERSHIP FEES
2013-2014 MEMBERSHIP DUES
CATEGORY
General Family
MONTHLY*
$144
Includes 2 adults living together
and all unmarried children under
30-years-old living at home
One-Parent
$112
Includes families with one parent
and all unmarried children under
30-years-old living at home
Young Family
$128
Includes 2 adults living together,
both under age 35, and all children
Two Member Household
$123
Includes 2 adults living together
Individual Adult
$96
Age 25 and over
Young Adult
$70
Age 18 to under age 25
Golden Sr. Couple
$107
One must be 65 or older
Membership
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Golden Sr. Individual
$67
The YJCC uses a barcoded key tag membership card. Cards are
issued to all members age 10 and over. There is a $5 replacement fee for lost cards.
$33
Reciprocity
$58
Age 65 and older
Silver Sr. Couple
Membership Cards
Both must be 65 and older
Silver Sr. Individual
Age 65 and older
*BASED ON A ONE-YEAR COMMITMENT. ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS PAID MONTHLY WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY RENEWED.
ANY CANCELLATION MUST BE PROVIDED IN WRITING 30 DAYS
PRIOR TO ANNUAL RENEWAL DATE.
SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES
New YJCC families enrolling a 2-year-old in Nursery
School: Enroll your 2-year-old for the September
2015–June 2016 school year and receive 50% off a
one-year family membership. Please note: The membership year begins upon registration for nursery
school.
Teen Membership: 14–17. Thirteen-year-olds may
have a teen membership upon completion of YJCC
Junior Fitness/Advanced. See page 30.
Nanny/Au Pair/Housekeeper Rate: You may add your
nanny to your family membership for an additional $480.
Please contact Michele Jaffe, member services manager,
at (201) 666-6610, ext. 5640 for complete information.
Reciprocity is given to members of out-of-town JCCs and
YMHAs over 50 miles from our Center.
Guest Policy
Members may bring guests to the Center, availability
permitting, while observing the following guidelines:
• Guests must be accompanied by a member host.
• No more than 3 guests may accompany the member host
(per visit).
• Guests may use the Center for a maximum of 3 visits in a
membership year (9/1–8/31).
• Guests must present ID.
• Guest fees: Adults, $10. Children under the age of 13, $5.
Loss of Privileges
The YJCC reserves the right to cancel membership and/or
terminate a member's participation in a program without refund
for any reason including, but not limited to, the following:
• Damage or destruction of YJCC property.
• Failure to follow proper safety precautions and practices.
• Inappropriate behavior and/or harrassment.
• Physical or verbal abuse or use of profanity.
• Failure to pay membership fees.
• Failure to follow policies set by the YJCC.
GIFT OPPORTUNITIES
YJCC Current
Endowment Funds
To discuss gift opportunities,
please contact Gary Lipman, YJCC
Chief Executive Officer, at (201)
666-6610, ext. 5900.
Julius Eisen Jewish Enrichment
Services Fund
You may contribute to an existing
Endowment Fund, as a tribute or outright gift, to help support the growth of
the fund. Following is a list of existing
Endowment Funds.
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg
Jewish Community Center
Endowment
Weinberg General Endowment
Bergen County Y
General Endowment
Deborah & Alfred Barcan
Endowment
Rose Bricker/Bloom Endowment
Cantor Millenthal Philanthropic Fund
Ilene & Richard Ehrlich Endowment
for Camp Shalom Scholarships
Julius Eisen Senior Adult Endowment
William Seth Glazer Children's
Book Fund
Endowment Funds
Endowment funds enable the YJCC to
improve, build, develop and innovate.
Endowment funds may honor the
memory of a loved one, celebrate a
special occasion or fulfill personal or
family philanthropic goals. By giving a
perpetual gift, you provide ongoing
support to the YJCC and establish a link
to the future. A named General
Endowment Fund may be established
with a minimum gift of $10,000; a named
Directed Endowment Fund, to benefit a
specific YJCC program, may be
established with a minimum gift of
$25,000.
Carole & Stanley Goldberg
Endowment for Teen Programs
Max Grunfeld Endowment for
Special Needs Children
Planned Giving
There are many options in planned
giving and, when making your overall
estate plan, the right option for you offers
a balance between your provisions for
your family and for your charitable
interests.
The Bergen County YJCC works closely
with the experienced Endowment
Foundation staff from the Jewish
Federation of Northern New Jersey to
help you create a planned gift that best
suits your circumstances, optimizes tax
benefits and provides those close to you
and the YJCC with a valuable legacy.
Partnership Opportunities
Through donating or underwriting, an
individual, family or company may help
finance, or finance in its entirety, a YJCC
program or event.
Becoming a business or corporate supporter of the YJCC can help businesses
grow by gaining brand awareness among
our premier demographic of affluent,
well-educated individuals who are active
in business, social and civic circles.
Enabling programs that can change lives
answers the call to civic responsibility.
Eva & Howard Jakob Endowment
There are numerous opportunities to
partner with the YJCC that involve a wide
range of financial commitments. For
information, please contact Gary
Lipman, YJCC Chief Executive Officer, at
(201) 666-6610, ext. 5900.
Kanter/Kaufman Senior
Endowment Fund
Tributes
Josh Herman Endowment for
Early Childhood Enrichment
Males Endowment Fund
for Senior Adults
The Merson Family Special Needs
Endowment Fund
Phyllis Nord Camp Scholarship Fund
Gertrude Richman Fund
David Rukin Concert Programming
David Rukin Early Childhood
Program Center
Our Moms' Endowment Fund in Loving Memory of Eleanore Rukin
and Clara Eisen
Barbara & Nathan Schmidt
Endowment for Senior Adult Holiday
Program
Joel P. Spector Endowment Fund
A contribution to the Bergen County
YJCC is a caring way to honor a loved
one, commemorate a special event, send
good wishes or express sympathy. A lovely, inscribed acknowledgement is sent to
the recipient. Tributes are printed in our
monthly At A Glance, unless otherwise
advised. To make a tribute gift, please
contact Dayle Rosenfeld at (201) 6666610, ext. 5608.
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Gift Opportunities
The importance of family and
community during challenging
times is paramount. The YJCC
does its utmost to maintain its
programs and services and keep
them open to those who are coping
with difficult times or facing
personal challenges. To ensure that
we are able to continue to offer
nursery
school
scholarships,
provide subsidized programming
for children with special needs,
offer
programs
of
cultural
enrichment and socialization for
seniors, and provide assistance to
those in our community who may
need it, we count on the generosity
of our entire YJCC community to
support our Operating Campaign
and to provide longer-term support.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Registration
• Membership in good standing is required for all registration.
All account balances for monies currently due must be paid
in full and your membership validated in order to process
your registration.
• Member registration has priority over non-member
registration.
• Non-member program participants must pay an administrative fee of $35 per fiscal year (9/1/2014-8/31/2015) to
register.
• Telephone registrations are not accepted.
• Payment in full is due at the time of registration.
Call 201.666.6610 for additional information.
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• The YJCC reserves the right to cancel any class in case of
insufficient registration. If a class is cancelled, you will be
notified and your refund will be processed automatically.
Please allow 6-8 weeks to receive your refund.
• You will be contacted prior to the first class meeting only if
a class has been cancelled. Please do not call the YJCC for
confirmation.
• The YJCC reserves the right to refund class registration fees
if it is determined that an account is not current.
• If you cancel your enrollment in a class before the first class
meeting, a $10 administrative fee will be deducted from your
refund. If you cancel enrollment after the first class, you will
receive a 50% refund. There is no refund after the class meets
two times. All requests for refunds must be made by the
third class meeting.
• There are no refunds for unused tickets for special events
and/or performances.
• The $35 non-member program participant administrative
fee is not refundable for any reason once a registration is
processed.
KEEP UP WITH THE YJCC
Want to know more about special events and programs?
Want up-to-the-minute news from the YJCC?
There are several ways you can stay in the know:
• E-BLASTS Regular email updates and announcements are sent to our members and friends. If you are
not currently receiving them, please send your email address to [email protected] to be added to our list.
• FACEBOOK Over 600 people “like” us—join them!
We post lots of photos of activities at the YJCC,
along with reminders and updates. Go to
facebook.com/BergenCountyYJCC.
• TWITTER Yet another way to stay in touch.
We’re @BergenYJCC or search for Bergen
County YJCC on www.twitter.com and follow us.
WE’LL BE IN TOUCH SOON!
YJCC Registration Form
• Member registration has priority over non-member program participant registration.
• Non-Member program participants must pay an administrative fee of $35 per person per fiscal year
(9/1/2014 to 8/31/2015) to register.
ADULT’S INFORMATION
Full Name
Birthdate
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Street Address
City
State
Home Phone (
)
Zip
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Email
)
YJCC Member
Emergency Contact Name
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(circle)
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Relationship to you
)
How did you hear about us?
CHILD’S INFORMATION
Full Name
Gender
Birthdate
(circle)
M
F
/
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Emergency Contact Name
Emergency Contact Phone (
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35
FIRST
CLASS NAME
DATE
BEGIN
DATE
END
FEE
PP FEE
($35)
Clay for Kids
10/2
10/23
$90
$35
N A M E (SAMPLE)
Nicole
TOTAL
PAYMENT INFORMATION
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for $
payable to the Bergen County YJCC
cash in the amount of $
charge $
to my: VISA MASTERCARD AMEX DISCOVER
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Security Code
Signature
Exp. Date
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Billing Street #
Zip Code
(required if a charge)
WAIVER OF LIABILITY: I understand that certain Bergen County YJCC activities and programs and the use of equipment including, but not limited to, health, fitness and recreation activities
and equipment are potentially hazardous. I acknowledge that I/my child is voluntarily participating in these activities and using equipment with knowledge of dangers involved. I hereby agree to
assume and accept all risks. I hereby waive, release and forever discharge the YJCC and its officers, agents, employees, representatives and successors from any and all liability from injuries
and damages resulting therefrom. I understand that the YJCC occasionally takes photographs, audio recordings and/or videos of people using our facility and publishes them in promotional
materials including but not limited to our website at www.yjcc.org, www.facebook.com/bergencountyyjcc, newspaper articles ("Promotional Materials"). I agree to allow the YJCC to use
Promotional Materials of myself and/or my family.
Signature
PROCESSED BY:
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Registration
FIRST NAME OF
EACH PARTICIPANT
YJCC STAFF/LEADERSHIP
STAFF
You may contact our staff by calling 201.666.6610
and the extension listed below.
Lisa Albanese, Sports Administrative Assistant, [email protected]
Daria Bonner, Payroll and Accounts Payable Associate,
[email protected], x5764
Marla Compa, Children and Youth Coordinator, [email protected],
x5830
Ellen Davies, Adult Fitness Class Coordinator, [email protected],
x5716
Wendy Fox, Program Associate, Senior Department, [email protected],
Jeffrey Tucker
Gary S. Lipman
PRESIDENT
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
x5820
Melinda Goldberg, Administrative Assistant, Children & Youth/
Special Needs/Adult Departments, [email protected], x5816
Bonnie Graef, Accounts Receivable/Cashier, [email protected],
x5766
Michele Jaffe, Member Services Manager, [email protected], x5640
Jenny Jurjevic, Sports & Recreation Director, [email protected],
x5790
Abby Leipsner, Chief Operating Officer, [email protected], x5814
Annette Levi, Administrative Assistant, Early Childhood,
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[email protected], x5660
YJCC Staff/Leadership
Amy Nelson, Early Childhood Director, [email protected], x5662
Neil Periera, Facilities Manager, [email protected], x5840
Linda Ripps, Adult and PJ Library® Coordinator, [email protected],
x5782
Dayle Rosenfeld, Customer Service Associate,
[email protected], x5608
Rhonda Roth, Marketing & Communications Director,
[email protected], x5650
Bobbie Salisbury, Accounts Receivable, [email protected], x5760
Audrey Savas, Human Resources and Grant Services Director,
[email protected], x5888
Jason Schmeltzer, Aquatics Manager, [email protected], x5750
Mindy Schultz, Art Director, [email protected], x5652
Lisa Schwartz, Okinawan Karate Instructor, [email protected],
x5758
Paulette Spiegel, Chief Financial Officer, [email protected], x5777
Vladimir Stoliaryk, Web Administrator, [email protected]
Dede Vargas, Senior Accountant, [email protected], x5770
Debbie Vogel, Customer Service Associate, [email protected],
x5604
Ashley Warren, Executive Assistant to CEO, [email protected],
x5832
Gina Wellington, Special Needs Director, [email protected],
x5810
LEADERSHIP
President Jeffrey Tucker
Chief Executive Officer Gary S. Lipman
Executive Vice President Tara Merson
Vice Presidents
Administration Martin Kornheiser
Finance Peter Liebeskind
Support & Development Tina Brodsky
Membership Julie Irizarry
Early Childhood Education Lisa Reissman
Adult Services Michelle Nadel
At-Large Roberta Abrams Paer, Paula Cantor, Julius Eisen,
Ronald Gold, Lisa Halperin, Gary Hirschberg, Kevin Strauss
Liaison, Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey Barry Kissler
Board of Directors
Roberta Abrams Paer
Jennifer Auerbach
Susan Benkel
Roger Berkley
Mark Botterman
Tina Brodsky
Geri Cantor
Paula Cantor*
Lauren Cherkas
Annie Cohen
Julius Eisen*
Michael Feltman*
Sharry Friedberg
Ronald Gold
Lisa Grossman
Howard Haber
Lisa Halperin
Gary Hirschberg*
Julie Irizarry
Howard Jakob
Barry Kissler
Martin Kornheiser
Peter Liebeskind
Bruce Mactas*
Tara Merson
Michelle Nadel
Jayne Petak
Lisa Reissman
Jennifer Rothstein
Joy Shorr
Dan Silna*
Kevin Strauss
Jeffrey Tucker
*DENOTES PAST PRESIDENT
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