Week of June 20, 2022
Team JCC Buffalo after the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge! It may have been hot and humid, but that didn't stop our team from coming together, enjoying community, and having a great time!
In this issue:
  • News at the J
  • Come to the Annual Meeting on June 23 at 6 pm
  • Summer at the J
  • This Week! First Sunday Funday of the Summer!
  • Snack Shack Menu- Open Daily 12-6 pm
  • JCC Buffalo Inaugural Creekside Concert on June 28
  • JRT Makes Season Subscriptions Available for 20th Anniversary Season
  • Cultural Arts Programs
  • Jennifer Judelsohn Art Gallery: Moving Toward Freedom and Peace
  • Day Trip to Chautauqua Institution - July 13
  • J Flick Movie Nights at the Outdoor Pool
  • Cultural Artsventure Lineup
  • Camp Centerland- Less Than 1 Week Until Camp Opens!
  • Group Fitness & Wellness at the J
  • NEW! Printable Schedules Get Overhaul!
  • Everyday Wellness Programs with Ellen Weiss
Kick-off your summer with a blast at our biggest event, featuring live music, food trucks, refreshments, activities, zip lining, bounce houses, community vendors, games, and giveaways. Magenta Sunshine will open, and Noga Erez is our big headliner!

This is a free event and open to the community! Bring your chairs and blankets to relax and enjoy music with family and friends!

Food Trucks: Anderson's, The Falafel Guy, JCC’s Snack Shack, and The Tap Truck

Vendors: Noir Flame, Outback Kettle Korn, Face Painting by Melanie G, Jamberry Nails, Tastefully Simple, Pour and Penchant, 716 Craft Co, Buffalo Cares

Noga Erez is an Israeli singer, songwriter, producer, and the #1 international singer in Israel. She has performed all over the world, including Bonnaroo 2022, and is visiting us to mark the end of her second US tour.

Magenta Sunshine laces danceable rhythms, horn-driven soundscapes, and poetic lyricism. This sextet synthesizes well-crafted songwriting into brass-inspired, funky psychedelia suited for hip shakers and wallflowers alike.
Jewish Repertory Theatre is honored to announce our 2022 – 2023 season. For this very special 20th anniversary season, we bring you a reprise of one of JRT’s most popular productions and two classic plays never before produced at our theater. In addition to these three exciting productions, we are pleased to host a limited run of the nationally acclaimed production; I’m Not a Comedian…I’m Lenny Bruce starring award-winning actor Ronnie Marmo and directed by stage and screen legend Joe Mantegna. We also look forward to presenting two unique cabaret events, book clubs, panel discussions, and much more throughout our season.

2022-23 Season Subscription Benefits
  • Save up to 12% with a season subscription 
  • Discounted tickets for Cabaret performances and other special events 
  • Early ticketing access for I’m Not a Comedian…I’m Lenny Bruce 
  • Early performance/date selection for the season 
  • Early access to tickets for our exclusive 20th Anniversary celebration at the end of the season 
  • Access to subscriber-only open rehearsals for each show produced during the season
  • Free access to film series throughout the season
  • Access to babysitting services for one show for each production 
Jennifer Judelsohn Art Exhibit
Bunis Family Gallery- Benderson Family Building
Open Now!

Artist Statement: "Moving Toward Freedom and Peace explores the universal query of what inspires the soul to rise up, to thrive, to move beyond the ordinary. Perhaps it is a striving for connection, a curiosity to discover something new, an experience of something inspiring or beautiful, or a sense of adventure. My work is an effort to connect universal modes of expression and visual representation with traditional Jewish, Kabbalistic, liturgical, and spiritual concepts and sources. The overarching themes that emerge throughout are movement, nature, and an exploration of Light. This show is both a retrospective that includes groupings of pieces from previous exhibits and a reflection of where I am now and where I am headed as an artist. Throughout my career, I have explored the notion that we create our reality, individually and collectively, by what we think, what we say, and what we do. It reflects a growth mindset: a forward-looking view, a hope for the future. I hope that my art will bring healing and inspiration to the world."
Join us on Wednesday, July 13 for a day trip to Chautauqua Institution. Includes Bus transportation from the JCC Benderson Building departing at 9:30 am. Lunch at the Athenaeum Hotel, and a ticket to see the Chautauqua Theater Company production of Indecent in the Bratton Theater. Indecent, inspired by true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway production of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance, is set at a time when waves of immigrants were changing the face of America. Music is from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, is full of joyful human passion, and is a brilliant, moving experience about theater, censorship, and love.

Lunch options include:
Grilled Salmon Israeli Cous Cous
Served with Grilled Summer Squash & Blistered Tomatoes sauced with a warm Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

Seared Chicken Breast
Served with Wild Rice Pilaf, Sautéed Broccolini & Sliced Roasted Red Peppers, sauced with Chicken Supreme Jus

Broccoli Cheddar Quiche
Served with Spicy Baby Arugula Salad & Gourmet Cut Fruit

All lunches served Mixed-Greens Salad and Dessert

Registration is required by Monday, June 28

Member price: $120 | Guest price: $160
RUN FAST and register for a fun-filled summer; Camp Centerland is filling up faster than ever before! Did you reserve a spot yet? With new activities, swimming every day, special theme weeks, a Leader In Training program, and enjoying it all on our 20+ acres on the Irving M. Shuman Campground, this summer will be a memorable one!
Check out the revamped group fitness and aquatics schedules! Download them here or from the jccbuffalo.org website!
June 22 - July 20
July 27 - August 24

Designed to help you dramatically reduce stress by making simple changes in your daily habits and mindset, implementing tools for change, and accessing natural remedies to support the entire stress reduction process.
June 7 - August 2

Focuses on clean, mindful eating and fueling your body with nourishing nutritious foods. You will also learn to examine your mental and emotional approach to eating to cast aside unhealthy habits and toxic emotions with food.