Thank you to all sponsors, volunteers, staff, and community members who helped to make
Knoshville 2017  a success.

Israeli Dance Performance
BBYO Fundraiser

Volunteers Martha Iroff, Anne Greenbaum, Rachel Klein, Anna Iroff and Shlomit Hava-Bracy
 preparing desserts.

Delicious items at 
MCDC Camp Week 3 starts Monday 6/12  

Come and join us for the 
"Most Fun Under the Sun"


T H I S   W E E K ' S   H A P P E N I N G S
TODAY 6/11
  • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Pickleball Open Play - AJCC Gym

Monday 6/12
  • MCDC Camp - Week 3
  • AJCC Preschool Programming - Week 3
  • 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. - Beginning Sign Language - AJCC BBYO Room
  • 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. - Fencing - AJCC Gym
Tuesday 6/13
  • 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. - Fencing - AJCC Gym
Wednesday 6/14
  • 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. - Fencing - AJCC Gym
  • Noon - Friendshipper's Luncheon - Sherrill Hills
  • 1:00 p.m. - Friendshipper's Program:  Alan Diskin, Radio Rewound - Sherrill Hills
Thursday 6/15
Friday 6/16
Saturday 6/17
Sunday 6/18
  • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Pickleball Open Play - AJCC Gym
Click the link below for details on all Knoxville Jewish Community Events: 
The AJCC Pool Is Now Open
Summer Pool Membership

$385 per household (includes 6 guest passes)


Summer Pool Hours
Mon  1:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tue   1:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Wed  1:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Thu   1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Fri     1:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Sat    1:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Sun   Noon - 7:00 p.m.

 Members may pick up their  pool membership card  and guest passes  at the Pool check-in table.
Kaleidoscope Making Class with Bob Grimac
Tuesday July 11
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Class limit - 12 persons
Free to registered MCDC Campers
$18 AJCC Members
$22 Non-Members

RSVP: Bob Grimac
MCDC CAMP - It's not too late to join us
All Sessions Have Availability
Add a week or do a drop-in day
(child must attend one full week of Camp before eligible for a drop-in day)
(drop-in days must be scheduled through main office)

Includes session themes, specialty camps, pricing, overnight and field trip information.

University Swim Club Smokin' Salmon 
Swim Team  Registration Now Open
Head Coach:  Joe Peeden
$225.00 per swimmer

  • Pay registration fee
  • Order towels, caps, goggles, etc.
  • UT Parking Pass purchase
All swimmers must register and pay through this site this year.  
Registrations can no longer be handled through the KJA office.

2017 Home Swim Meets @ AJCC Pool:  June 20, July 11, and July 18

Friendshipper's Luncheon/Program
Alan Diskin, Radio Rewound
Wednesday June 14

This month's Friendshippers features Alan Diskin of Radio Rewound.  Alan will do a condensed version of his radio show and 
talk about radio that was produced way back when.

Radio Rewound is a talk show, sprinkled in with music, commercials,guests and topics, transporting the listener to "those thrilling days of yesteryear." Produced and specially blended to sound like its coming right out of the '50's and '60's.

Program location:  
Sherrill Hills Retirement Community
271 Moss Grove Blvd. Knoxville, TN 37922
The luncheon begins at noon and the program begins at 1:00 PM.  Lunch is $8.  There is no cost for attending the program alone.  
Transportation is available upon request-please have your ride requests in by the Monday morning before the program.  
For more information, please contact Laura Berry at 690-6343 ext. 18 or [email protected]
Living On:  
Portraits of Tennessee Survivors and Liberators 
Summer Reception
with Rob Heller

June 22, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
UT Downtown Gallery
106 South Gay Street
Knoxville Tn 37902

Mahj Mania
Congregation Beth HaTephila, Asheville
Sunday August 20
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Beginning Sign Language
June 5, 12, 19
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

For more information contact Bob Grimac
Pickleball @ the AJCC

At this time, we will no longer be offering a beginner clinic.
Open Play 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - AJCC Gym

June Sunday Sessions
   June 11
  June 18
  June 25

If you would like to be added to the Pickleball email list, contact:

Our fitness center is open to all KJA members and includes a professional level treadmill and multi-station weight machine.

AJCC Preschool Assistant Director
F/T Job Opening

Job Description

The Assistant Director for the AJCC Preschool (PSAD) ensures the facility is a safe and fun place for children to learn and is tasked with a wide variety of responsibilities, including managing staff, interacting with parents, and marketing and financial duties. 

Skill Set
  • kind, patient and loving - spends majority of day working with young children
  • strong leader, with the ability to manage a diverse group of children
  • effective communicator - will be interacting with both parents and children on a daily basis
  • skilled at CPR, first aid and other routine emergency treatments 
  • very organized, detail-oriented, trustworthy and responsible
Front Office Responsibilities
  • managing staff, working with parents and interacting with children
  • hiring new staff, providing training, and constantly monitoring staff members to ensure they're accurately performing assigned duties and responsibilities
  • communication with parents, readily available to listen to their comments and concerns, and keeping them informed on new developments
  • supervising children and developing activities that they will both enjoy and learn from
Back Office Responsibilities
  • monitor the facility ensuring that it is a safe and healthy place for children, and adhere to proper state codes
  • ensuring all children have proper paperwork on file, including their health insurance information, allergies, details of any medical conditions they suffer from and authorization from the parents stating who is allowed to pick the child up from the facility
  • responding to parent inquiries, giving tours, hosting open houses, advertising and any other applicable marketing initiatives
  • works with the AJCC Preschool Director to create a budget for the facility, submit payroll and purchase necessary supplies.
  • minimum high school diploma or equivalent
  • four-year degree in early childhood development, accounting or another related subject preferred
Send cover letter and resume to Kristen Cannon at: [email protected]
Babysitting Available:

Hi, my name is Emily Schulman and I am a Biomedical Engineering major with a   pre-Medical concentration at the University of Tennessee. I am originally from Louisville, Kentucky. I am currently at the University taking some summer classes and I am looking for some babysitting jobs this summer. I have been a camp counselor for four summers at the Jewish Community Center of Louisville and I have many hours of babysitting experience. I would love to continue my work here in Tennessee. If you need a sitter, my email is  [email protected]  and my phone number is (502)-314-0992. Please feel free to call or text me at any time. Thank you!
NAACP Non-Violent Resistance Training
Saturday June 24 1-5 p.m

Many basic rights are now on the national chopping block:  affordable health care, public education, affordable housing, and protection of civil liberties.  This training session will strengthen our capacities to nonviolently resist government efforts to undo needed programs and government actions that would increase inequities. 

Space is limited

A Seat at the Table
Saturday June 25
6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

For location information and to RSVP contact:
Emily Baird-Chrisohon

Volunteer East Tennessee is leading the efforts to organize volunteers and volunteer opportunities in response to the  Sevier County fires. 
The Volunteer Reception Center (VRC), the central point through which all volunteers will check in, is now open! 

Information on the VRC is below:
  Sevier County Disaster Recovery  Volunteer Reception Center 
1304 Parkway; Sevierville, TN 37862
Hours: 6 Days a Week
Monday - Saturday 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Walk-ins Welcome
For more information click here!
League of Women Voters Statement on the Paris Climate Agreement

Washington, DC - The League of Women Voters president,  Chris Carson  issued the following statement in response to President Trump's announcement that the United States will leave the global Paris Climate Agreement:  "Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement is a giant step in the wrong direction for the health of the planet and all living beings. President Trump's decision today will undermine global cooperation and have a harmful impact on U.S. relations with our most trusted world allies. The long-term effects of this decision will make more people sick, especially children and the elderly. The League of Women Voters is gravely disappointed to see the United States on the wrong side of history in the fight to protect our planet."

Mary Headrick - from the climate blog on LWVUS
Current News and Headlines from Israel

KJA Wish List Item

Full-Size Refrigerator 

The KJA is need of a new or gently-used, full-size refrigerator.  If you are interested in donating this item, please contact the main office at 865-690-6343.  

Thank you for your continued support of the KJA!
Contact your elected officials:
Governor Haslam
US Senate - Lamar Alexander & Bob Corker
US House of Representatives - 9 Districts

Knoxville Jewish Alliance builds community, serves those in need, fosters an environment of inclusion, and provides ongoing, diverse and meaningful ways to assist others.  We will continue to be a home for celebration, connection, comfort and compassion.

Thank you to all of our KJA donors who support our community and who help bring justice to the world through their generosity and commitment.
To join us in our pursuit of justice, kindness, care and concern, 
contact Deborah Oleshansky, [email protected]
AJCC Member Benefits

Having an AJCC Annual membership entitles you to many benefits, including:
  • Discounts on Community events @ the AJCC
  • AJCC Preschool discounts
  • MCDC Camp discounts
  • Pool and Fitness Center use
  • Pool Guest Passes
  • Free Notary Public services (Ed Hunter & ReNee' Pelicano in main office are both Notaries)
  • Discounted rental fees for AJCC meeting rooms, Gym, and Pool
. . .and so much more
Please consider supporting the Knoxville Jewish Alliance with your purchases through and Kroger

AJCC Preschool (Organization #41474)
Please Donate Gently Used Shoes:
A box is located in the gym to collect old shoes for World Wear Project.  WWP  pays the KJA per pound of shoes donated.

Note:  Flip flops, cleats, and winter boots cannot be accepted.
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