March 1, 2018
jca
On Going Programs:
Hours, Meals, Gift Shop

Building Hours 
Sundays - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Mondays - Thursdays
 6:45 AM - 7:00 PM
Fridays - 6:45 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

JCA INSTITUTE OF LEARNING

The JCA Institute of Learning meets on Wednesdays from 11:00 am -12 pm at the
Jewish Community Center
Rifkin Resource Center
This program is open to the community and continues through March 21st

March 7 - Susan Yelen and Chris Prater, Morgan Stanley
               Defining Your Legacy: Is it all about the money?

Complete Schedule here .

Join for discussion and refreshments. While you are here, join in our Congregate Meal Program. Reservations can be made at the front desk 24 hours in advance.
OVER 200 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE
COMMUNITY PURIM CARNIVAL

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this year's carnival a huge success!!
The Jewish Community Alliance is planning to add Programs for Seniors.
We are holding meetings to discuss what programs to add.
Please come, bring your friends and help us brainstorm.
Don’t forget to bring your ideas!
Tuesday, March 6th - 11:00 am at the Men’s Club Weekly Meeting
Please RSVP to Barbara Sugarman at 570-824-4646 or b.sugarman@nepajca.org
Walk Ins are Welcome!
Men's Club
 
Join us on Tuesdays at 11 AM.

Remember to call  570.824.4646  to make your lunch reservation.

March 6
Len Zimmerman COO of the Jewish Community Alliance

Come and discuss what programs you would like to add for Seniors...Bring your friends and help us brainstorm.

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

Note that alternate weeks are business meetings.
Basketball
ALL DAY BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS and PIZZA PARTY
Sunday, March 4, beginning at 12 noon


12:00 PM COACH EGIDIO VS COACH ANTHONY 
1:00 PM COACH WEST VS COACH CZAPLA 
2:30 PM CHAMPIONSHIP GAME 
3:30 PM PIZZA PARTY AND AWARDS

Trophies will be awarded.

PLAYERS AND COACHES FREE OF CHARGE.
PARENTS AND FRIENDS - $10.00
CHILDREN - $7.00

RSVP by Sunday, February 25th with how many coaches, players, parents and friends will be attending.

Call Rick for more details -  570-947-6766 or click for more information https://jewishwilkes-barre.org/calendar/basketball-playoffs-and-pizza-party
Join us on Thursday March 15 at 10:15 (note time change) to see “Mamele” starring Molly Picon
“A sparkling gem of the New York Jewish Film Festival is the U.S. premiere of the restored Joseph Green-Konrad Tom’s 1938 Yiddish film Mamele.
Starring Molly Picon, the 5-foot-tall, 100 lb. phenom of Yiddish stage and screen, the film is set in Poland’s textile hub of Lodz… A Yiddish Cinderella, Picon shops, schleps, cooks, cleans, dreams of love and is the” go to” person when someone has a problem — be it romance or rescuing a youngster caught up in a shady scheme.
The setting is urban, the young men and women are 1930s fashionably dressed. There is nightclubbing, drinking, double-dealing and– a handsome sweet musician across the courtyard. As tireless as the Energizer bunny, Picon is so delicious and quirky, you want to give her a knip in bekl (pinch her cheek).
In a dreamlike montage, she morphs — in stages — from a dancing little girl to a frail 78-year old dancing with her fingers and bobbing her head. Picon also launches the hit song “Abi Gezunt” (as long as you are healthy) which has become a standard for Yiddish performers down the decades. As for the romantic finale — it involves a scene-stealing ketzele (kitten) which will have cat lovers purring.”
Remember to make your lunch reservation!
 
Camp Memories Now Online.

JCC Day Camp Campers from the 1970's 'til now. 

A camp friend has scanned in multiple yearbooks for us to remember. Let's thank him and share our memories, look for your pictures, your children's pictures, and your grandchildren's pictures.  

Click on the site jccdaycampyearbook.com  and see our "old" memory books.

NEW FEATURE - CAMPERS HAVE NOW ALL BEEN INDEXED!!!!
Click on your name and all memory books you are in will come up! 
Shabbat Across America
CommUNITY Shabbat Across America at the JCA
Jewish Community Alliance, Congregation Ohav Zedek,Temple B'nai B'rith and Temple Israel
Present
Shabbat Across America

Friday, March 9 at 5:30 PM for a community Shabbat dinner. The original unity Shabbat program, Shabbat Across America, connects synagogues and Jewish centers across the continent through one program run on the same Friday night. Focused around a special Shabbat meal and an explanatory service, Shabbat Across America was designed as the perfect opportunity to create a Shabbat event above and beyond the norm, when participating locations can open their doors and invite the local Jewish community in addition to their current membership.
Services, delicious meal and lively discussions, as well as an evening with old friends and new.
Roast chicken, potato kugel, fresh vegetable, salad, challah, and dessert served buffet style. Vegetarian option available on request.
Cost: Adult $17.00  Senior Adult $15.00  Under 12 $7.00  Children under 3 free
Please call 570-824-4646 for reservations and more information. Mail your check to JCA,
60 S River Street, Wilkes Barre PA 18702 attention: Barbara
Looking For Participants for JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest

The Harrisburg JCC will be taking a delegation to the JCC Maccabi Games and JCC Maccabi ArtsFest in Orange County CA this August 5-10. The Games are for teens 13-16 as of July 31, 2018. ArtsFest is open to teens 12-17 as of July 31, 2018.
 
They have a few spaces to fill in each program and want to reach out to teens in our area to participate.
 
Sports Offered: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Boys Lacrosse, Ice Hockey, Girls Volleyball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Flag Football.

Art Specialties: Culinary Arts, Musical Theater, Acting, Social Media, Dance, Rock Band, Vocal Music and Visual Arts.
 
For more information or if you are interested, contact Sara Pisarz at  570-824-4646 .
Painting supplies
Art Class
Thursday, March 22nd, 11:00 a.m.

FREE Class will be instructed by Ahuva Coates.

Make a painting to take home. Bring a friend.

Please sign up by Thursday, March 15th.
BEN AUGUST MEMORIAL RUN & WALK
Sunday, March 25, 2018
10:30 AM

More Information and registration here .
Seder
Community Seder
Friday, March 30 at 5:45 PM

Jewish Community Alliance & Temple Israel invite you to the 2018 Community Seder to be held on the First Night of Passover at the JCA.

The Passover Seder is a time to celebrate our freedom, friends and Jewish values. Enjoy a full Passover meal with all the
trimmings.

Cost: Adults $26.00
Children Under 12 $12.00
Children Under 4 free
Vegetarian Plate Available

Please send payment to the JCA,
60 South River St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Attn: Barbara Sugarman

The Passover Seder will be led by Rabbi Larry Kaplan of Temple Israel.
Call Barbara at 570-824-4646 if you would like to take part in the Seder.
Current Events Class Returns to Tuesdays at the JCA
To be fully-participating citizens and to make good, informed decisions, we need to have a solid understanding of what's going on in the world around us. Whether it be the positions of candidates in a local or national election or the disputes and causes of a conflict in the Middle East, there's little doubt that current events are an important part of the knowledge that we need to succeed in today's world.

Join with Harvey Rappaport every Tuesday at 12:45 (after lunch) to discuss current events. Bring your friends.
 
WELLNESS/FITNESS ACTIVITIES AT THE JCA
JCA now accepts The Healthways Prime membership program is 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.

SILVER SNEAKERS
Eligible to Medicare or Group Retirees
Achieve Greater Independence and a Healthier Life
May be available at no cost to you.


Fitness Activities
Chair yoga
CHAIR YOGA! New at the JCC
Thursdays—Starting March 1st
1:00 pm

Taught by Doreen Rakowski, chair yoga is performed while seated and is appropriate for all fitness levels. Chair yoga helps with balance and flexibility and can reduce stress. Join us!



WISE & WELL WITH DEBBIE GROSSMAN

$10 per session for members, $25 for non-members     
Call Debbie Grossman at 570-824-4646 for an appointment for this unbelievable value!

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

Bowls of mitzvahs


JUST JUDAICA - JCC Gift Shop

Special area of the gift shop is now 60% off.

We aim to help you and your family celebrate holidays and special occasions with tradition and joy.

We have a selection of gift ideas to choose from including Home & Hostess gifts, mezuzot, Jewish Holiday Gifts, Bar & Bat Mitzvah Gifts, challah covers, tzedakah box, Seder plates and more!

We are your Judaica store.
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We Value Your Opinion
We value your input and ideas. If you have any questions or ideas you would like to share, please contact the JCA at  d.garofalo@nepajca.org  
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