2 Membership Madness Some of the fun stuff membership is doing are Spa Day at the J & Cinco de Mayo Fiesta 3 Family MAgIcAL FAMILY FRIDAY FAMILY cAMp DAY Upcoming 3 P’s Playground, Pizza and Punch! Sunday, May 17, 10:30am – 12pm Get some fresh spring
2 Family Stephanie Feldman, Family Program Director 718.475.5232 firstname.lastname@example.org Upcoming Family Events Parent/Caregiver and Me Fitness and Fun (ages 7 months - 2) Bernikow JCC 1-1:30pm Certified Fitness instructor teaches exercises parent and child can do together 1:30-2:30pm School Psychologist and ECE Coordinator facilitate a play and discussion group FREE for JCC members/$25 per family for Non-Members PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED Registration Deadline January 20 SPACES LIMITED SO REGISTER EARLY! Tuesday, January 27, 1-2:30pm “The Cheburashka Project” - Family Film & Discussion Free for Members The film is a portrait of Russian Jews who immigrated to the United States as children; followed by a discussion. (Parents may send young children ages 3 and above to Sunday Camp Funday during the film) Sunday, February 8, 2:30pm ECO Family Day Free for Members In partnership with TEVA Environmental educators, the JCC Green Committee and Family Department developed a program to celebrate the earth with projects such as creating recycled paper, building an earthworm habitat and assembling seed bombs out of soil and clay! Sunday, February 15, 2-4pm The “Day after Thanksgiving Hike ” was the FIRST ever of its kind and tons of fun! JCC families met at the Greenbelt Education Center and hiked 2.5 miles through the magnifi- cent Greenbelt trails! After the hike, families met at the JCC and enjoyed an intergenerational family lunch! Participants received coupons for free personal training session and a flashlight donated by JCC/DART. Watch for your 2015 Camp Brochure in the mail!
2 3 CAFÉ STYLE MEAL SCHEDULE Monday 12pm-2pm lunch Tuesday 12pm-2pm lunch Wednesday 12pm-2pm lunch Thursday 6pm-8pm dinner Friday 11am-1pm brunch Please note that lectures may be in conjunc- tion with meals so please be respectful of the programs while attending meals. CLLD HOURS OF OPERATION Monday 9am-4pm Tuesday 9am-4pm Wednesday 9am-4pm Thursday 12pm-8pm Friday 9am-4pm d 214 215 Please note that all CLLD programs, including meals and transportation are closed on the following dates: 12/25/14 and 1/1/15.
Chanukah Lights Party Families can celebrate the holiday with fun menorah making, designing donuts, dreidel spin contests, and arts and crafts. You can also participate in a mitzvah helping to decorate paper and wrap gifts for those less fortunate during the holiday season. Watch for details. Sunday, December 21 Harvest Festival Our Harvest Festival was celebrated in the Sukkah with 100 peo- ple attending! Families shook the lulav and etrog, built an edible sukkah, decorated the Sukkah with crafts, sang and danced with Patrick and played Sukkot games. 3 PPP’s (Playground, Pizza and Punch!) Families with young children can join us from 11:30am 1pm outside in the Bernikow Playground for a Pizza and Punch Picnic Lunch! Kids can play and meet new friends while parents schmooze and share ideas with JCC staff about family programs they would like to see develop! FREE to members/$10 per non-member family Bernikow JCC playground Sunday, November 2, 11:30am-1pm 2 Family We are excited to announce the introduction of a NEW JCC Family Department dedicated to providing a wide range of year-round programming for JCC families. Programs, classes and events will help families learn and grow together at the JCC. They will include themed celebrations, holiday parties, fitness activities, arts and cultural events, sports chal- lenges, community service projects, trips, classes and more. We are currently establishing a NEW Family Committee which will provide direction and support for family pro- gramming. We value your input and ideas, and hope that you will be interested in serving on this committee. Meet- ings will take place approximately four times per year at the Bernikow JCC building. We hope that you will join us in this new endeavor and if interested please RSVP to email@example.com New Seasons Our New Seasons Celebration was the FIRST ever of its kind and very well attended with 200 people! Activities included apple pie eating con- tests, fruity fall crafts, building a shofar, music and dance with Patrick, preparing apple sauce, honey bee bingo with prizes and culminated with an Apple Hunt! Stephanie Feldman, Family Program Director 718.475.5232 firstname.lastname@example.org
Representatives from 7 charitable organizations visited our campsite this past Monday to participate in a ceremony and receive a check in the amount of $500. Representing the Make A Wish Foundation at the event, Miss Staten Island, Jamie Macchia, told our campers that they deserved to be wearing a crown for all their fundraising efforts. Another fun and exciting Leagues season has come to an end. In Maccabiah, Josh's Mean Machine Ragin Cajuns won the championship over Calvin's Crew with a decisive 18-9 victory. In Chalutz the championship went to Hayley Rosenfeld's team. Congratulations to all the children that contributed to making this the best Leagues' season ever!! LEAGUE CHAMPIONS CROWNED IN MACCABIAH AND CHALUTZ MISS STATEN ISLAND: CAMPERS ARE TRUE HEROES DEAR ISRAELI SOLDIERS, LOVE, JCC CAMPERS Earlier this summer our campers wrote letters of support to Israeli soldiers. Last week the letters arrived buoying their spirits in these difcult times. [ ] 2
Our Camp Operations dynamic Duo, Samantha Goodman and Adam Miller, engaged in a friendly contest and in the process brought smiles to our campers faces. First, Samantha transformed one of our camp golf carts into a Pink Barbie mobile with rear and side view mirrors, a pink steering wheel, and a horn. Not to be outdone, Adam converted another of the golf carts into a Batmobile replete with the Batman logo. The big winners were our campers who now look forward to our maintenance crew delivering equipment, lunch, and snacks in the spruced up vehicles. One can only wonder how our third golf cart will be remodeled. A day in Teen Travel begins with morning arrival in the camp shelter on the eld where the campers greet their counselors. They then quickly nd their friends and catch up on everything that happened since the previous day ended. From there, the day truly begins as the campers make their way down the hill to the buses where they prepare to travel towards whatever the day’s adventures has in store. They spend countless hours en route to their trips and it is here where many will say they have the most fun just listening to music on their phones and hanging out with friends. Teen Travel is highlighted by great excursions to places like Mountain Creek, Camel Beach, Splish Splash Waterpark, Hershey Park, Times Square, Broadway Shows, and incredible overnights to Six Flags Great Escape and Club Getaway. For the counselors, veteran Michael Lando states, “As a Teen Travel camper I had the best counselors in camp and if it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be coming back today. The entire experience on the trips with my friends and counselors paved the way for how I aim to direct my group today. The best part about Teen Travel is that no two days are ever the same and there’s no telling what tomorrow's adventure will bring!” The memories that Teen Travel campers make withstand the test of time and the friendships formed are ones that last a lifetime. It’s the great times with the incredible people that have brought Teen Travel Director Carrie Bernstein back this summer for her 26th year. As Assistant Unit Director Adam Jacobs said, “This is my 15th summer at camp…I even met my wife here!” TEEN TRAVEL -WHERE EVERY DAY IS A NEW ADVENTURE LADY AND GENTLEMAN, START YOUR ENGINES! THE MAGICAL WORLD OF JCC CAMP Hundreds of family members ascended to our campsite to get a glimpse of all the wonderful things happening at camp. The day was highlighted by camper shows and opportunities to see the kids participating in camp activities. "Because our days here are lled with so much laughter, fun, and love...This will always be a magical place." [ ] 2
Proud Supporter Jewish Community Center of S.I. Dr. Daniel & Joanne Megna JCC Distinguished Service Award North Shore Rotary Club JCC Pride of Staten Island Award John Atkins, Chief Operating Officer, GCT USA JCC Community Service Award Leventhal Family Helene Leventhal Community Service Award