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Announcements and Program Updates


FOR THE LATEST PROGRAM/INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATES, PLEASE CONTACT OUR INFORMATION LINE, 973-530-3998


CLUB JCC NEWSLETTER 

 

 

REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER SESSION IS ONGOING!  REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2014 BEGINS ON AUGUST 18!  - REGISTER EARLY TO AVOID BEING CLOSED OUT!  REGISTRATION ONGOING FOR ADULT DAY PROGRAM!

REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMP 2014 TODAY!  TEEN TRACKS TRAVEL, EC (EXPLORATION CAMP) + ME INCLUSION PROGRAM AND MUCH MORE! 

   NEXT ADULT SUNDAY, Sunday, August 3, 2014.  Ages 18 + . Preregistration required.  Meet for lunch at Godfather Pizza, 200 Route 10, East Hanover followed by Splashplex. Pickup 4:00 pm SHARP at Splashplex, 182 Route 10, East Hanover.  Fee includes lunch/admissions.  Additional spending money optional/on your own.  Intake interview required for new participants.  ***IMPORTANT NOTE:  IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 3, THIS PROGRAM WILL BE CANCELLED.  PLEASE CONTACT OUR INFORMATION LINE, 973-530-3998 BY 10:00 AM SUNDAY, AUGUST 3 FOR ANY UPDATES.***   

NEXT TEEN SUNDAY, Sunday, October 26, 2014.  Ages 13-18.  Preregistration  required.  Lunch/Bowling location TBA.   Fee includes lunch/admissions.  Additional spending money optional/on your own.  Intake interview required for new participants. 

NEXT JUNIOR SUNDAY , Sunday, October 5, 12:30-3:00 pm SHARP.  Preregistration required.  Crafts, Music, Jewish Culture, Recreational Swim. Ages 5-18.  Intake interview required for new participants.

NEXT ADULT SUNDAY DANCE, Sunday, October 19, 2014 , Fall Festival!  Adults 18 and over.  Live DJ, giveaways, games, pizza, snacks, soft drinks.  $14 admission per person at door.  Cooperman JCC, West Orange, 6:00-8:00 pm.  

NEXT TEEN / ADULT SATURDAY NIGHT, TBA!   Fall 2014. Transportation, admissions, staffing included.  Preregistration  required.  Intake interview required for new participants.

    IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO DONATE TO DANCE-A-THON 2014:  GREATEST CARNIVAL ON EARTH!!  Contact us at 973-530-3998 today!  Donate now via www.firstgiving.com/rebeccagallanter

Join our e-mail list to receive the latest updates on new programs and to receive our 2013-14 Club JCC Newsletter.  Something new is always happening here at Club JCC!  

Club JCC Adult Day Program (ages 21+) is in operation FIVE days per week!  The JCC is an approved Real Life Choices/Self-Determination provider through the NJ Developmental Disabilities Division (DDD) / Easter Seals NJ. 

Summer camps are an approved Perform Care provider.

   Please visit our Club JCC Webpage for our latest newsletter:  http://jccmetrowest.org/clubjccnewsletter

Please call 973-530-3478 to register or arrange for an intake interview.         

     IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, CONTACT 973-530-3998 for information on closings or cancellations.

      ONGOING REGISTRATION FOR ALL PROGRAMS, SPACE PERMITTING.  CONTACT US TODAY FOR AN INTAKE APPOINTMENT!  

 

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Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute

Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute

WELCOME TO THE WELLNESS INSTITUTE

Heidi Schnapp, M.A., CSW, your JCC Health Services Navigator, is available onsite in the Wellness Institute office, Monday through Friday or by appointment. Consider her a liaison between you and the extensive roster of physicians, clinicians, and medical services available at the Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Please stop by to visit, call (973) 322-5620, or email hschnapp@barnabashealth.org .


Please click on the image below to view the programs offered by Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute.

 

To download a copy of the St. Barnabas program guide, click here.


Check out our Monthly Calendar:

July

 

August

 

 

The Feeling Stronger/ Feeling Better Support Group will be meeting on July 18 at 1:30pm, (not on July 11)


PLEASE NOTE:

*Space is limited and advanced registration is required.

*All programs are free of charge, compliments of Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

*In case of inclement weather, Please contact Heidi Schnapp, JCC Health Services Navigator, at 973-322-5620 or hschnapp@barnabashealth.org  


FOR BARNABAS HEALTH EMPLOYEES:

***Barnabas Health benefits eligible employees receive 20 Live Well Rewards points for attending any and each seminar.

 

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Mitzvah Moments

 

 

Volunteer Boot Camp

Dates Vary
Times Vary
Free
Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC | West Orange
Cardio isn't the only thing that's good for your heart. Do something hands-on and heart-filled this summer. Join us for weekly opportunitties. march yourself to the project of your choice or jump in for them all. More details and registration can be found at: www.jfedgmw.org/volunteer
Contact: Katy Strulson, 973-530-3915 (kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org)

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Our Staff

Gaelen Center for the Arts Staff

Carol Berman

 

Carol Berman, a graduate of the University of Miami with a BFA in Performance has spent the better part of her 'grown up' life in the midst of early childhood.  Carol is the Manager of the Gaelen Center For The Arts as well as Director of the JCC MetroWest School of the Arts and Triple Threat Theater Camp and directs all the Children Production Company and Teen Production Company musicals at the Maurice Levin Theater on the campus of the JCC MetroWest in West Orange, NJ.  Carol owns TCW, LLC, an entertainment company for all occasions and a rolodex of classes and experiences for parents/guardians and their favorite youngsters, as well as being a registered and certified Music Together facilitator. Carol Berman teaches and lectures throughout the tri-state area a variety of subjects including You CAN do this:  Learning To Love Music and Movement In The Early Childhood Classroom;  Improv for the Young Actor; Adult Improv; On Camera:  A Way To Self-Esteem, among other high energy classes and lectures.  If all of this wonderful nonsense called "Life" isn't enough - Carol and her three 'boys' reside in Livingston with their new pup Buster, PuffBall, Flappy and the Fish.

Samara Grossman

 

 

 

 

 

Samara Grossman is an actor, choreographer, teaching artist and adventure seeker. She has been on the stage in such roles as "Sarah" in COMPANY; "Catherine" in ARMS AND THE MAN; "Grace/Maggie" in WORKING; "Sally" in A LIE OF THE MIND; "Woman II" in CLOSER THAN EVER and many more throughout the Tri-State area.  As a Choreographer, Samara has worked all over New York and New Jersey at such venues as The Players Theater (OFF BROADWAY), William Paterson University, JCC MetroWest, JCC on the Palisades, the Wayne "Y", the Clifton "Y", Riverdell High School and others. Her teaching as brought her from Westchester to West Orange teaching all forms of Dance (theater dance, choreography, ballet, tap, modern, hip hop, movement for actors); Acting; Musical Theater; Creative Writing; Poetry; Audition Technique and has been known to teach a cooking class here and there. She comes from many years at the NJY Camps and had a stint at the Dr Joy Browne show for CBS as well as Disney Theatricals on Broadway for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, KING DAVID, the NYC premier of HERCULES and the load in for THE LION KING. Samara attended the Idyllwild Arts Academy for Musical Theater, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy for Musical Theater and received her BA from William Paterson University in English Literature.

Lisa Suss

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa Suss is an arts activist and advocate as well as an active professional artist.  She often serves as an art ahow juror and installs art for art exhibits, homes and corporate spaces.

Lisa spent 8 years as the chairperson of the West Orange Arts Council and was instrumental in the Council's development. She continues to serve on the Arts Council Board of Trustees.  She is a juried member of Exhibitor's Co-op, a well-known artists' exhibiting group which shows in New Jersey and surrounding states and was also a founding member of the Essex County Arts Advisory Board.

As the Visual Arts Manager for JCC MetroWest, she is responsible for programming and managing four exhibition spaces-the Gaelen Galleries at the West Orange and Whippany's Laurenberg Family Center, as well as the Arts Lobby and Steiner Court Showcases and Roland Exhibition Corridor in West Orange.  She is also the coordinator for the annual Gaelen Juried Arts Show & Sale.


Miriam Gardin, Director NJJFF

 

Miriam is an arts manager and artist with an extensive background in live performance. Through her producing company, Mpresentations, Miriam produced and directed the world premiere of The Divine Mr. Average by Tim Carlson in D.C.’s 2006 Capital Fringe Festival, and is working on new projects. Previously, Miriam served as Development Director for The Ensemble Studio Theatre in NYC. Before that, she worked for Situation Interactive, providing marketing and advertising services to theatrical clients such as Disney Theatrical Group. She has also worked for Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Performing Arts Chicago, and Young Judaea. In Israel, Miriam was the artistic and managing director of Center Stage Theatre, producing, directing, and performing in stage and film productions. Through her company Mitzvah Coach, Miriam privately coaches B’nai Mitzvah students and parents in presentation skills. She holds an MFA in performing arts management from Brooklyn College and a BFA in theatre performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.


 

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Red Cross Instructor Level Courses - Water Safety Instructor & Lifeguard Instructor

Becoming a Red Cross Training Instructor

Being a Red Cross instructor is a fulfilling and rewarding experience. 

At JCC MetroWest Instructor training courses include:

  • Water Safety Instructor (WSI - teach Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Classes)

  • Lifeguard Instructor (LGI - teach Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens Training Courses)
     

Water Safety Instructor (WSI) - New Blended Learning Format
Ages 16-AdultWSI

June Class 
Instructor Trainers - Jonathan Torre & Kathy Torre

Precourse: Monday, June 9 @ 5pm 

Class Dates:

Monday, June 16, 2014 – 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Wednesday, June 18, 2914 – 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Sunday, June 22 2014 – 10am to 6pm
Monday, June 23, 2014 – 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Wednesday, June 25, 2914 – 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Attendance at all sessions is mandatory. 

JCC Member $275 • Guest $350 (does not include the $35 registration fee that is paid to the American Red Cross.)

Registration for this class will close on Monday, June 9 to allow all participants time to complete the preskills and then register with the Red Cross and complete the first on line session prior to Monday, June 16.

Preskills Test: Monday,June 9. (Meet on the Pool Deck at 5pm) Upon successful completion of required skills, students will be certified to teach a variety of classes for infants through adults. 

Prerequisites:

  • Participants must be 16 by the completion of the course. Please bring proof of age to the Preskills Session.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills:

    • 25 yards each of Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Breast Stroke, Elementary Backstroke, and Side Stroke.
    • 15 yards of Butterfly.

Maintain position on back in deep water and treading water for 1 minute each.

Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.


Lifeguard Instructor
Ages 17-Adult 
May Class - Instructor Trainers - Kathy Torre and Bob Haber

JCC Member $275 • Guest $350 (does not include the $35 registration fee that is paid to the American Red Cross.)

This course is for those who wish to train and certify others in Lifeguard Training and CPR/AED for Lifeguards. Will include training in AED, Emergency Oxygen, and Preventing Disease Transmission. Participants must be 17 by the completion of the course. Please bring proof of age to first class. You will need to bring a modest swim suit and towels.
Prerequisite - Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT)

Class Dates:
Tuesday - Friday, May 27 to 30, 2014 
10am to 5pm

Prerequisites for Instructor Candidates

  • Be at least 17 years old on or before the last day of the instructor course. 
  • Possess one of the following:

    • A current American Red Cross certification for Lifeguarding/First Aid and either and American Red Cross certification for CPR/AD for the professional Rescuer or an American Red Cross certification for CPR/AED for Lifeguards. 
    • An equivalent certification from another organization. 
  • Successfuly complete the Online Session for the Lifeguarding Instructor course, which consists of the following:

    • Orientation to the American Red Cross
    • Orientation to the Lifeguarding Instructor Course and Precourse Exam
  • Successfully complete the Precourse Session. 
  • Obtain the Lifeguarding Instructor's Manual after you have successfully completed the Precourse Session. 

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Summer Splash Weekday Preschool & Grade School Aquatics Programs

Summer Splash Weekday Pre-School Aquatics Program

Participants enrolling in our Summer Splash Weekday Programs will be evaluated the first day of class and placed in an appropriate American Red Cross Pre-school Aquatics swim group. Pre-school Aquaitcs Levels 1, 2 or 3.

Guest: $155 for 9 lessons(Session 1)
$173 for 10 lessons (Session 2-4)
JCC Member: $117 for 9 lessons (Session 1)
$130 for 10 lessons (Session 2-4)
 

Enroll your child in our Summer Splash Preschool School Aquatics Program and start them on a journey to learn how to be safe in, on, and around the water and how to swim well. Our Summer Splash Preschool School Aquatics Program meets Monday through Friday for two full weeks—effectively providing your child with two months of swim instruction in two weeks time.

No classes Friday, July 4 - Fees listed are pro-rated to accommodate the holiday.

 

 

For more information on class days, times and fees, contact us at aquaticsinfo@jccmetrowest.org

 

 

Summer Splash Weekday Grade School Aquatics Program

Participants enrolling in our Summer Splash Weekday Programs will be evaluated the first day of class and placed in an appropriate American Red Cross Grade School Aquatics swim group. Learn to Swim Levels 1 through 4

Guest: $205 for 9 lessons(Session 1)
$230 for 10 lessons (Session 2-4)
JCC Member: $155 for 9 lessons (Session 1)
$173 for 10 lessons (Session 2-4)

Enroll your child in our Summer Splash Grade School Aquatics Program and start them on a journey to learn how to be safe in, on, and around the water and how to swim well. Our Summer Splash Grade School Aquatics Program meets Monday through Friday for two full weeks—effectively providing your child with two months of swim instruction in two weeks time.

No classes Friday, July 4 - Fees listed are pro-rated to accommodate the holiday.

 

For more information on class days, times and fees, contact us at aquaticsinfo@jccmetrowest.org


 


 

 

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Special Aquatic Events - Swim Across America 2014

 

 

 

JCC MetroWest
Making Waves to Fight Cancer

 Sunday, November 16, 2014
   1:00pm - 4:00pm

Events:

  • ½ Mile Swim
  • 1 Mile Swim
  • 2 Mile Swim
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Fun Team Relay Events

To make a donation or to register as a participant or volunteer go to the Swim Across America website. http://www.swimacrossamerica.org/jcc

 

 

 

 

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