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Jewish Journeys

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The JCC wants to help make your Jewish Journey meaningful. From our Israeli Schlichut Program to classes and events, holiday celebrations and even our summer program, O-la-mi, we are committed to strengthening Jewish identity and creating a connection between Diaspora Jewry and the State of Israel. 

Speak up for Israel for Teens
Not sure what to say if someone bashes Israel? Learn the facts, ask the hard questions and know your answers. Israel gets a bad rap especially on college campuses. Join an elite group of high school juniors and seniors and learn from experts in the field - AIPAC, ADL, Jerusalem U and Stand With Us, how to respond and take action. Students enrolled will attend the AIPAC conference in March. Spaces are limited. For more information or to register, contact Yael Stolarsky, the JCC Israeli Shlicha at 203-487-0961 or ystolarsky@stamfordjcc.org.

Sunday, 5 – 7 p.m.
Sept. 25, Oct.30, Nov. 20, Dec. 18, Jan. 29, Feb. 12, Mar. 25 – 28 (AIPAC), Apr. 9, May 21
Free (8 sessions plus AIPAC conference)

  


 

Sports & Fitness

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Teen Fit
Ages 13 - 16
You keep your skin clean. You condition your hair. You’re eating right. You’re doing all you can to look and feel great. But are you missing out on an important part of a healthier lifestyle? No matter what your age or shape, you should exercise daily. Not only does exercise tone your body so you can wear your favorite jeans, it strengthens your muscles, keeps your bones strong, and improves your skin. And there are more benefits of exercise – increased relaxation, better sleep and mood, strong immune function, and more. This class will make you stronger, faster, more powerful and make you feel better by performing high-energy functional movements that are natural and safe.

Tuesdays, 5 – 5:45 p.m.
Sept. 6 – Dec. 20 (No class Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Nov.8)
Members $264 / Community $308 (11 sessions)


Tennis with Shane O’Reilly
Grade 6
Having fun is vital, but emphasis on proper technique will not be compromised. Only 10 student max per class, so sign up today!

Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Sept. 7 – Oct. 26 (No class Oct. 12)
Member $210 / Community $231 (7 sessions)

Thursdays, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Sept. 8 – Oct. 27 
Member $240 / Community $264 (8 sessions)


Junior Boxing Club
Ages 8 & up
Evander Holyfield began his boxing training when he was 8 years old and weighed 65 pounds. He went on to become an Olympic medalist and four-time world heavyweight champion. Your child may not become a heavyweight champion, but he or she can reap several benefits from the sport of boxing. Boxing will teach your child how to throw punches, including the jab, cross, hook and uppercut. Correct body mechanics needed to throw these techniques with the most speed and power will also be taught. Boxing offers children several psychological benefits, including improved confidence, self-discipline and determination.

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.
Sept. 7 – Dec. 21 (No class Oct. 12)
Members $360 / Community $420 (15 sessions)


Pre-Season Basketball Clinics
Grades 6 – 8
Start the season early and get a head start on the competition by joining our pre-season basketball clinics.

Grade 6
Thursday, 4 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 8 – Oct. 27 
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

Grades 7 – 8 
Thursdays, 5 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 8 – Oct. 27 
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

 

Stamford JCC Travel Basketball Team
Grades 6 – 8
Try out for one of our travel basketball teams and compete against other teams in the Fairfield County Basketball League! Teams will practice twice a week, with most games held on weekends. We will be holdingtwo tryouts. In order to be considered for a team, you must attend both tryouts. Attending tryouts does not guarantee a spot on the team. Contact Mo Concepcionat 203.487.0971 or mconcepcion@stamfordjcc.org for more information.

Tryout dates are Sunday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 30

6th Grade tryouts: Oct. 23 at 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. and Oct. 30 at 2:15 – 3:30 p.m.
7th Grade tryouts: Oct. 23 at 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. and Oct. 30 at 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.
8th Grade tryouts: Oct. 23 at 2:45 – 4 p.m. and Oct. 30 at 4:45 – 6 p.m.
(fee is due upon making the team)

 

Private Basketball Lessons
Grades 6 – 12
For information or to make an appointment, contact Mo Concepcion at 203.487.0971 or mconcepcion@stamfordjcc.org

 

Fitness Center Certification Course

This class is for all 13-year-olds who would like to use the JCC Fitness Center on their own. Etiquette, proper equipment usage, form, safety, and training guidelines will be covered. After completion of this class, teens will have unlimited access to the Fitness Center during non-peak hours. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Lori Price at 203.487.0967 or lprice@stamfordjcc.org

 


 

Aquatics

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Swim Cap Policy
Everyone entering the pool must wear a swim cap. This rule applies to males & females of all ages who have hair, no matter how long.

 

Pre Swim Team Program

Junior Team
6 – 16 years
Learn competition-style swimming to become faster and more efficient in your strokes and turns. Testing is required for children new to the program. Children who are enrolled two days a week may qualify for Sunday sessions at no extra charge. Twice a week recommended, but once a week can be accommodated. Based on your child’s ability
he or she may be able to join the senior team and travel to swim competitions.

2 Days
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Sept. 6 – Dec. 22 (No class Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Nov. 8, Nov. 24)
Member $624 / Community $858 (26 sessions)

1 Day
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Sept. 6 – Dec. 20 (No class Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Nov. 8)
Member $275 / Community $374 (11 sessions)

Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Sept. 8 – Dec. 22 (No Class Nov. 24)
Member $375 / Community $510 (15 sessions)

 

JCC Stingrays Competitive Swim Team

The JCC will compete in two leagues: USA Swimming League and The New England JCC League. Practices will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. Children must try out for the team, and must have the following prerequisites:
• Level 4 – Barracuda (stroke development)
• Pre-Swim Team Classes*
* The JCC’S Pre-Swim Team Program is a wonderful way to develop good swimmers into great swimmers before they join our competitive team. For more information please contact Daniel Servelli at dservelli@stamfordjcc.org or 203.487.0990.

 

Private & Small Group Swim Lessons

Private lessons, alone or coupled with our group classes, are a great way to accelerate learning.These lessons offer a comfortable setting, so those new to the water can excel. Through an initial skills test, we can assess your child’s ability and plan lessons around his or her specific needs. Lessons are 30 minutes and are sold in packages of 10 lessons and 5 lessons. All prices are per person. For more information, contact Daniel Servelli at 203.487.0990.

Private Lessons (1 person)
5 lessons
Member $220 / Community $265
10 lessons
Member $390 / Community $480

Semi-Private Lessons (2 people)
5 lessons
Member $170 / Community $205
10 lessons
Member $300 / Community $360

Group Private (3 or more people)
5 lessons
Member $155 / Community $180
10 lessons
Member $270 / Community $320

 

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Labor Day

Labor Day Hours & Fitness Schedule On Sunday, September 5, the fitness center, gym & pool will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. for casual use. Please join us for one of our Labor Day Fitness offerings 8:15 a.m. Body Pump in