June 7, 2018
jca
On Going Programs:
Hours, Meals, Gift Shop

NOTE NEW
Summer Building Hours 
Sundays - CLOSED
Mondays - Thursdays
 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fridays - 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Meals

Gift Shop
For additional information on any of the programs listed or to register, please contact 570-824-4646 or email the address listed below.

Barbara Sugarman
Adult & Cultural programs 
ext. 246

Rick Evans
Basketball, Recreation and Camp
ext. 234

Sara Pisarz
Early Childhood and BBYO
ext. 243

Sharon Matylewicz
Wellness & SRCC programs 
ext. 244
BEGINNING JUNE 3, 2018 THE JCA BUILDING WILL BE
CLOSED ON SUNDAYS
JCC SUMMER CAMP WILL BE OPEN TO ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS
ON THE FOLLOWING SUNDAYS FROM 12:00 - 4:00: 
JUNE 24, JULY 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 AND AUGUST 5
COME AND BRING YOUR FAMILY. ENJOY OUR POOLS, SPORTS FIELDS AND BEAUTIFUL SCENERY.

JCC MEMBERS NO CHARGE
NON-MEMBERS $5.00 PER PERSON
MAXIMUM $25.00 PER FAMILY
CHILDREN UNDER 2 FREE
Rick Evans JCC Day Camp

Camp opens Monday, June 18th for
8 weeks to Friday, August 10th for girls and boys ages 2 to 14. 

Log onto the JCC CAMP WEBSITE or call the JCC front desk at 570-824-4646 for camp applications. 

There is an Open House for Campers and Parents to meet the camp staff on Thursday, June 14th at 6:00 pm rain or shine.
Become a "FRIEND OF CAMP"

You can make a donation to help fund the scholarship program at the Rick Evans JCC Day Camp, helping disadvantaged youngsters from throughout our community enjoy sun, fun, friends and learning.

Learn about Elan Gardens
Thursday, June 7 during lunch

Learn about what Elan Gardens has to offer on Thursday, June 7 during lunch. Special dessert .


Rabbi Larry Kaplan
Men's Club
 
Join us on Tuesdays at 11 AM.

Remember to call  570.824.4646  to make your lunch reservation.


June 12 Rabbi Larry Kaplan
Temple Israel

June 26 Atty Richard Goldberg

Closing Dinner Thursday June 28


Please speak with Julius Coplan, Men's Club President, with any ideas or suggestions.

Note that alternate weeks are business meetings.
JCA Yiddish Class
Join Eli Fleisher on Thursday, June 7 at 10:45
Silly Stories and Mishegas  
 
Remember to make reservations for lunch. It's Chicken Thursday so reservations are a must 24 hour in advance.
NAACP Wilkes-Barre 20th Annual Diversity People's Picnic
Saturday, June 9, 12 noon - 5 PM
Martz Amphitheater, Kirby Park

Our friends at the NAACP invited the Jewish Community to attend their event.
While we're aware that it is on Shabbat, we wanted to spread the word to those who may be interested.

Fun for the whole family - rain or shine.
Bring a chair or a blanket. See old friends; meet new ones.
96 th Annual Temple Israel Dinner
honoring Robert Greenwald, Outgoing President and
Joseph Mitchneck, Incoming President

Sunday, June 10th 5:00 p.m.
The Woodlands Inn & Resort

5:00 p.m. Cash Bar, 6:00 p.m. Dinner, $40 per person
RSVP by June 1 st to Temple Israel: 570-824-8927 or debbie@templewb.org
Congregation Ohav Zedek presents
Scholar In Residence
Sunday, June 10 at 7 PM

The 2018 Fortinsky Lecture
Hashem Is Calling: Please Answer Your Cellphone

Stephen Savitsky
Former President and Chairman of the Board of the Orthodox Union

at Congregation Ohev Zedek
242 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre
Natural Remedies for Arthritis Relief
Tuesday, June 12th, 11:45am

The Arthritis Foundation has stated more than 45 million Americans have some form of arthritis.
 
GRISWOLD HOME CARE will be offering a presentation to discuss some natural remedies we can incorporate in our daily lives to help with the discomfort of arthritis.
 
Please remember to make your lunch reservations.
Free Blood Pressure Screening
Thursday, June 14th
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Free blood pressure screenings will be provided by Georgia Kornblatt, RN, MSN and LIFE Geisinger. 
Farmers Market Food Vouchers
Vouchers will be available at the JCA
Tuesday, June 19 from 10:30-12:30.

Income-eligible senior citizens age 60 and older can once again receive vouchers for free produce to use at area farmers markets this summer and fall.
The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program, developed by the federal and state departments of agriculture, provides each eligible senior with four $5 vouchers that can be used to buy Pennsylvania-grown fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farm stands and farmers markets. Only one set of vouchers worth $20 per person per year is allowed.
Those 60 or over as of Dec. 31, 2018, and who live in Luzerne or Wyoming counties and meet the 2018 household total income requirements. Call Barbara Sugarman at 570.824.4646 for more details and to see if you qualify.
Special birthday party!!!!
Thursday, June 21
12 noon

We would like to invite everyone 90 and over to a complimentary lunch on Thursday, June 21 at noon during congregate lunch. Everyone is welcome to celebrate with us. Special sing along entertainment during lunch with Paul Oschal. Let Barbara know your favorite songs!

Remember reservations are needed for lunch. Please call 570-824-4646 and let us know you are attending.

Bring your friends and we can all have birthday cake!
REMINDER!

SAVE THE DATE !
EVENT: MEN’S CLUB ANNUAL CLOSING DINNER
DATE: THURSDAY JUNE 28 TH , 2018. TIME: 5:00 PM
PLACE: WEISS AUDITORIUM
ENTERTAINMENT: SURPRISE!!!!
Dinner Cost: Members in good standing $12.00, Spouses, Friends and Supporters $18.00
The evening will be memorable and enjoyable. Be part of it! See you there!
Please make reservations directly with Dan Kanter (570)-287-7532 or Juidge Coplan (570)-357-9708. Checks may be given to Dan or Juidge or leave for them at JCA front desk
PLEASE RSVP BY JUNE 22 nd
57th Annual JCA GOLF TOURNAMENT
Monday, July 16
Huntsville Golf Club
Captain and Crew Format

Proceeds to Benefit the Autistic and JCA Day Camp Scholarship Funds

Individual Player $150 (includes a tax deductible donation).

Sponsorships Available.

For entry form or to be a Hole Sponsor, contact Rick Evans.
JCA BOOK CLUB
Thursday July 12, 12:45 PM
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane   By Lisa See

"The story begins small, plunging us into the immersive detail of a single grueling day picking tea with the young girl, Li-yan, her mother, A-ma, and the rest of their ethnic minority Akha family. What makes life bearable for the Akha is their belief system, which infuses every aspect of their daily lives. The full sweep of their practices is flawlessly embedded in See's prose. The hardships that confront Li-yan in her life are as compelling as the fog-shrouded secret groves where she and her mother cultivate a special healing tea. Lisa See covers Chinese adoption, the international fine tea market and modern Chinese migration to the United States. A lush tale infused with clear-eyed compassion, this novel will inspire reflection, and discussion.

Lunch is available at 12 noon in the Weiss, please make reservations for lunch at the front desk. Book is available at Barnes and Noble Wilkes/Kings Bookstore on S. Main Street Wilkes-Barre. Mention the JCA to receive your discount.
The Al and Leah Ufberg and the William and Ethel Winkler Concert Endowments
Present
The Israeli Scouts
Tuesday July 24 at 7:00 PM at the JCA and 1:00 at camp

The Tzofim Friendship Caravan is a group of ten energetic teenagers who are leaders in their Scout chapters in Israel. Together with their two leaders, the Caravan travels across North America, using song, dance, and personal stories to share friendship and love for Israel.
Watch for more information on this exciting group of teenagers.

Housing needed for 12 Israeli Scouts for one-night - Tuesday, July 24. The Scouts will perform at the JCA on the evening of July 24. Please call Barbara if you are interested in hosting.  


WALK WITH EASE

If you are 60 Years of Age and would like to learn new exercises that will maintain your health and keep you fit and independent- here is a program for you!

The public is invited you need not be a member.

No matter if you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be active, the Arthritis Foundation’s six week Walk With Ease program can teach you how to safely make physical activity part of your everyday life.
Studies by the Thurston Arthritis Research Center and the Institute on Aging of the University of North Carolina show that Walk With Ease is proven to:
* Reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis
* Increase balance, strength and walking pace
* Build confidence in your ability to be physically active
* Improve overall health

  Classes are held three times a week for six weeks - Class size is limited - call to reserve your space today!  Class runs from Monday May 14, 2018- June 20!
Join Anytime!
  Please contact Sharon

“This project is funded by the PA Dept. of Health’s Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant”
WELLNESS/FITNESS ACTIVITIES AT THE JCA
JCA accepts The Healthways Prime membership program, designed specifically as an employer-based benefit given to employees as part of their benefits package. It may be referred to by various names (such as Fitness Your Way) by the different employers.
Prime includes a basic gym membership, rewards and incentives through the Prime program, and one free session with a Certified Personal Trainer.
If you know you are eligible for Prime, register at https://www.primemember.com/ .

This program is part of Silver Sneakers
Achieve Greater Independence and a Healthier Life

May be available at little or no cost to you. (check with your health insurance)
SilverSneakers enables older adults to participate in physical activities to maintain greater control of their health. 

Benefits include:
  • Access to conditioning classes, exercise equipment, sauna and other available amenities
  • Customized SilverSneakers classes designed exclusively for older adults to build strength, flexibility, balance and endurance
  • Health education events for a healthier lifestyle
Chair yoga
The Wise and Well Program with Deb Grossman at the JCA is an individual personal training class meant for the person 60 and older who has never done an exercise program before. This one-on-one workout is specifically tailored to the needs of each person. Each session incorporates various methods utilizing strength, balance, stretches and flexibility movements. 
   Exercise, and particularly strength training, is essential as we get older. With this program, not only will you see improvements in your health and body but you will actually look forward to "working out!"

Call Debbie Grossman at the JCA for an appointment for this unbelievable value!

  $10 per session for members, $25 for non-members


JCA EXERCISE SCHEDULE - Click below for complete, printable schedule.


Synagogue Administrator position available at
Ohav Zedek    
                               
Congregation Ohav Zedek of Wilkes-Barre is seeking to fill the position for synagogue administrator. The administrator is responsible for the day-to-day coordination of synagogue activities and oversight of office procedures. The administrator will work closely with the rabbi and with various committees and staff. We are looking for someone who has excellent communication skills, attention to details, the ability to multi-task, and certain information technology skills. Competitive salary. Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to: ohav.zedek@aol.com or contact the rabbi at 570.825.6619.
SAVE THE DATE!

Midrasha Religious School Fundraiser:
Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat

Dates & Times:
July 28 th  & August 4 th  at 7:30 PM
July 29 th  & August 5 th  at 2 PM & 7:30 PM
Location: Temple B’nai B’rith Auditorium
                408 Wyoming Ave, Kingston, PA. 18704  
THE JCA WANTS TO START A CORNHOLE LEAGUE!

Cornhole  or  bean bag toss  is a  game  in which players take turns throwing bags of corn (or  bean bags ) at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. A bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point. Play continues until a team or player reaches the score of 21.

Cornhole is a unique, yet fun and competitive way of entertainment for your friends, employees and colleagues. Cornhole is an activity for all ages and skill levels. A team consists of 2 players.   If you are interested in joining the JCA’s CornHole Summer League, please contact Sharon. 
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