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Classes for Grades K 5

 

General Interest Classes  |  Sports & Fitness  |  Music & Dance  |  Aquatics  |  Vacation Day Programs  


 

Now there’s more to do on the weekends @ the J!
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General Interest Classes

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NEW! SoundWaters STEM Discovery Program
Grades K – 2
The SoundWaters STEM Discovery program will engage every student in the program in meaningful science experiments and adventures. Through this intensive experience the students will have hands-on encounters with live animals from Long Island Sound, complete lab experiments, and create their own Long Island Sound artwork. The learning sections for this program include: food chain/animal adaptations, water discovery, watershed discovery, and water inventions. Some example activities include: Camouflage mystery game, animal touch boxes, and building their own cargo boat.

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Sept. 19 – Dec. 19 (No class Nov. 7)
Member $273 / Community $351 (13 sessions)

 

Chess Club
Grades K - 5
Learn chess and practice your game under the guidance of a chess master. This class is for both beginners and those who would like to learn more. Students placed by ability.

Mondays, 5 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 11 – Dec. 18 (No class Oct. 9)
Member $294 / Community $378 (14 sessions)

For more information, contact Galit Roloff at 203.487.0974 or groloff@stamfordjcc.org

 


 

Sports & Fitness

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NEW! YB World Taekwondo
Grades K – 6
YB World Academy has been teachingTaekwondo in Stamford since 1992.This program is designed by YB World founder and Grand Master Yong Beom Kim, Ph.D., Chairman of Martial Arts Major Program at theUniversity of Bridgeport and former KoreanNational Taekwondo team coach. This program will help children to develop their potential by improving concentration and focus, discipline and self-control. Physical skills will support growth and performance while increasing coordination, flexibility, strength, and general well-being. The class includes a uniform and two belt tests.

Mondays, 4:15 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 11 – Dec. 18 (No class Oct. 9)
Member $392 / Community $462 (14 sessions)

 

NEW! Total Golf Adventures
Grades K – 5
TGA National Golf Enrichment Programs combine athletics, academics and life lessons for a fun and educational experience. We incorporate station-based athletic skill development, STEAM Labs to explore educational concepts through golf, and key life lessons including, teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance and leadership.

Tuesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Sept. 5 – Oct. 24
Member $192 / Community $216 (8 sessions)

 

NEW! Archery
Grades 3 – 5
Archers to the line! Work on hitting a bulls-eye on the brand new Day Camps@The J Archery Range, and start your Olympic dreams
by qualifying for the Junior Olympic Archery Development Program.

Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Sept. 6 – Oct. 25 (No class Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 11)
Members $105 / Community $135 (5 sessions)

W Saturdays, 10:15 – 11 a.m.
Sept. 9 – Oct. 28 (No class Sept. 30)
Members $147 / Community $189 (7 sessions)

 

Stamford JCC Travel Basketball Team
Grades 4 – 5
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 holding three tryouts. In order to be considered for a team, you must attend two out of the three tryouts. Attending tryouts does not guarantee a spot on the team. Contact Mo Concepcion at 203.487.0971 or mconcepcion@stamfordjcc.org for more information.

Tryout dates are Sunday, Oct. 1, Sunday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 22
4th – 5th Grade tryout: 1 – 2:15 p.m. on all 3 dates
(fee is due upon making the team)

 

Walter Bloom Youth Basketball Leagues
Grades K – 4
Take your game to the next level! Participants will learn to play the game by improving shooting, dribbling, passing, defense, and more. Sessions end in scrimmages to enhance skills. Each participant will receive a jersey.

Grades K – 1
W Sundays, 3 – 4 p.m.
Nov. 12 – Feb. 11 (No session Dec. 24, Dec. 31)
Member $252 / Community $300 (12 sessions)

Grades 2 – 4
W Sundays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Nov. 12 – Feb. 11 (No session Dec. 24, Dec. 31)
Member $252 / Community $300 (12 sessions)

 

Pre-Season Basketball Clinics
Grades K – 5
Start the season early and get a jump on the competition by joining our pre-season basketball clinics. Players will work on shooting, dribbling, passing, defense, and team play.

Grades K – 2
Mondays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 11 – Oct. 23 (No class Oct. 9)
Member $126 / Community $150 (6 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Mondays, 5 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 11 – Oct. 23 (No class Oct. 9)
Member $126 / Community $150 (6 sessions)

Grades 4 – 5
Tuesday, 4 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 5 – Oct. 24
Member $168 / Community $200 (8 sessions)

Grades K – 2
Wednesdays, 4 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 6 – Oct. 25 (No class Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 11)
Member $105 / Community $125 (5 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Wednesday, 5 – 6 p.m.
Sept. 6 – Oct. 25 (No class Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 11)
Member $105 / Community $125 (5 sessions)

Grades 4 – 5
Thursday, 4 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 7 – Oct. 26 (No class Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 12)
Member $105 / Community $125 (5 sessions)

 

Private Basketball Lessons with a JCC Coach
Grades K – 5
For information or to make an appointment, contact Mo Concepcion at 203.487.0971 or mconcepcion@stamfordjcc.org.

 

Tennis with Shane O’Reilly
Grades K – 5
Having fun is vital, but emphasis on proper technique will not be compromised. Only 10 students max per class, so sign up today!

Grades K – 2
Mondays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Sept. 11 – Oct. 30 (No class Oct. 9)
Member $210 / Community $231 (7 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Mondays, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Sept. 11 – Oct. 30 (No class Oct. 9)
Member $210 / Community $231 (7 sessions)

Grades K – 2
Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Sept. 6 – Nov. 1 (No class Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 11)
Member $180 / Community $198 (6 sessions)

Grades 3 – 5
Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Sept. 6 – Nov. 1 (No class Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 11)
Member $180 / Community $198 (6 sessions)

 

Teen Fit
Ages 8 – 12
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, 4:15 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 5 – Dec. 19 (No class Nov. 7)
Members $375 / Community $435 (15 sessions)

 

Breathe and Stretch Yoga Gymnastics
Ages 5 – 11+
A wonderful way for children to learn mindfulness and to gain strength, flexibility, confidence, balance, and calmness. Different breathing techniques are taught each week while students acquire knowledge of the ancient practice of yoga through postures in a fun and exciting way. The second half of each class is taught on a gymnastics obstacle course, using blocks, balls, balance beams, bars, wedges and mats to get the most out of our practice. This class can help children gain mastery of the way they handle everyday activities in school and at home.

Breathe and Stretch Yoga Gymnastics Jr.
Ages 5 – 7
Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 6 – Dec. 20 (No class Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 11)
Member $273 / Community $325 (13 sessions)

Breathe and Stretch Yoga Gymnastics
Ages 8 – 11+
Wednesdays, 5 – 5:45 p.m.
Sept. 6 – Dec. 20 (No class Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 11)
Member $273 / Community $325 (13 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.

New day and time for this class!
Mondays, 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.  
Sept.  11 – Dec.  18 (No class Oct. 9)
Members $350 / Community $406 14 sessions

 


 

Music & Dance

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NEW! Sing it!
Ages 5 – 11+
If your children love to sing, Sing it! is the perfect program to encourage them to express themselves while learning the fundamentals of vocal performance in an encouraging and entertaining environment. Children go through vocal warm-ups, breathing exercises, harmonies and dictation, and learn proper musical skills in this weekly vocal lesson. We sing Broadway show tunes, Disney classics and today’s pop hits!

Sing it! Jr.
Ages 5 – 7
Tuesdays, 4:15 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 5 – Dec. 19 (No class Nov. 7)
Member $315 / Community $375 (15 sessions)

Sing it!
Ages 8 – 11+
Tuesdays, 5 – 5:45 p.m.
Sept. 5 – Dec. 19 (No class Nov. 7)
Member $315 / Community $375 (15 sessions)

 

Ballet/Yoga Combo Jr.
Ages 5 – 7 
Not only is this class lots of fun, it’s a great way for children to get in touch with their emotional, expressive selves in a healthy, calming and productive
way. We begin each class by relaxing with different breathing techniques, allowing children to calm themselves before starting a series of yoga postures on the mat. Traditional ballet positions and movements are taught and mastered. We will also incorporate abstract thinking, encourage creativity through movement and dance.

Ballet/Yoga Combo Jr.
Ages 5 – 7
Mondays, 4:15 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 11 – Dec. 18 (No class Oct. 9)
Member $294 / Community $350 (14 sessions)

Ballet/Yoga Combo
Ages 8 – 11+
Mondays, 5 – 5:45 p.m.
Sept. 11 – Dec. 18 (No class Oct. 9)
Member $294 / Community $350 (14 sessions)

 

Jazz/Hip Hop Combo
Ages 5 – 11+
Although predominately hip hop, this class also combines jazz, providing students with a solid foundation in dance terminology and movement. This is a high-energy class that will focus on isolation, intricate footwork, directional movement, jumps, leaps, the basics of turning, and more challenging choreography.

Jazz/Hip Hop Combo Jr.
Ages 5 – 7
Thursdays, 4:15 – 5 p.m.
Sept. 7 – Dec. 21 (No class Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Nov. 23)
Member $252 / Community $300 (12 sessions)

Jazz/Hip Hop Combo
Ages 8 – 11+
Thursdays, 5 – 5:45 p.m.
Sept. 7 – Dec. 21 (No class Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Nov. 23)
Member $252 / Community $300 (12 sessions)

 


 

Aquatics

Swim Assessment for New Swimmers 

For all children enrolling in a swim program for the first time, we strongly encourage you to bring your child for a free assessment. Our instructors will be able to advise you on the best class for your child based on his or her age and ability. Contact Aquatics Coordinator, Andres Baez at 203.487.0990 or abaez@stamfordjcc.org.

Swim Refund Policy
Due to high demand and limited spots for swim lessons, the JCC refund policy will be strictly enforced. Refunds, credits or make-up classes for unscheduled absences cannot be accommodated. For absences due to serious illness/injury (doctor’s note required) or absences known at least one week in advance, we will make every effort to schedule make-up classes. Placement in make-up classes is based on the schedule of comparable classes and their availability.

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.

 

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Sign up for both Sessions A & B at the same time and receive a 10% discount.

 

Swim School at The J!
Grades K – 5 
Where young children get a head start at swimming, gain confidence in the water and begin working on basic swimming skills, while interacting with an instructor and other children in a fun and safe environment.
 Through our comprehensive curriculum children will learn skills, build knowledge, gain confidence and feel safe in and around water. Using a step-by-step approach to learning, students will build proficiency as they successfully progress through levels that teach the four essential strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Most importantly, the new curriculum is built in such a way that children will be excited to advance through each level. Every swimmer will receive a book in which he or she will be able to see the specific skills needed to progress to the next level. Swimmers also will be awarded a new color of swim cap as they progress through each level. Each semester ends with a free swim competition. See class listings following all class descriptions. 

 

Level 1 – Angelfish (Exploration)
Red Swim Cap
This course is designed for beginners, and to help your child feel comfortable in the water. Children will learn to put their faces in the water, float, kick and set the foundation for successful swimming. 

W Sundays, 9:30 – 10 a.m.
Session A: Sept. 10 – Oct. 22
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 sessions)
Session B: Oct. 29 – Dec. 10
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 sessions)

W Sundays, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Session A: Sept. 10 – Oct. 22
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 sessions)
Session B: Oct. 29 – Dec. 10
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 sessions)

Mondays, 4:30 – 5 p.m.
Session A: Sept. 11 – Oct. 23 (No class Oct. 9)
Member $132 / Community $180 (6 sessions)
Session B: Oct. 30 – Dec. 18
Member $176 / Community $240 (8 sessions)

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6 p.m.
Session A: Sept. 6 – Oct. 25 (No Class Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 11)
Member $110 / Community $150 (5 sessions)
Session B: Nov. 1 – Dec. 20
Member $176 / Community $240 (8 sessions)

W Saturdays, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
NEW START DATE
Oct. 7 – Dec. 16 (No class Nov. 25)
Member $220 / Community $300 (10 sessions)

 

Level 2 – Swordfish (Primary Skills) 
Orange Swim Cap
Children should be able to float (front and back) and put their heads under water. Swimmers will work on floating, gliding, flutter kick, turning over from front-to-back and back-to-front, freestyle, backstroke, retrieving objects and jumping into water over their heads. 

W Sundays, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Session A: Sept. 10 – Oct. 22
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 sessions)
Session B: Oct. 29 – Dec. 10
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 sessions)

W Sundays, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Session A: Sept. 10 – Oct. 22
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 sessions)
Session B: Oct. 29 – Dec. 10
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 sessions)

Mondays, 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Session A: Sept. 11 – Oct. 23 (No class Oct. 9)
Member $132 / Community $180 (6 sessions)
Session B: Oct. 30 – Dec. 18
Member $176 / Community $240 (8 sessions)

W Saturdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
NEW START DATE
Oct. 7 – Dec. 16 (No class Nov. 25)
Member $220 / Community $300 (10 sessions)

 

Level 3 – Dolphin (Readiness)
Green Swim Cap
Students should be able to swim freestyle and backstroke. We will work more on these strokes with a focus on gliding and proper technique. Elementary backstroke, retrieving objects, treading water and diving will be covered.

W Sundays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Session A: Sept. 10 – Oct. 22
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 sessions)
Session B: Oct. 29 – Dec. 10
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 sessions)

Mondays, 5:30 – 6 p.m.
Session A: Sept. 11 – Oct. 23 (No class Oct. 9)
Member $132 / Community $180 (6 sessions)
Session B: Oct. 30 – Dec. 18
Member $176 / Community $240 (8 sessions)

Wednesdays, 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Session A: Sept. 6 – Oct. 25 (No Class Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 11)
Member $110 / Community $150 (5 sessions)
Session B: Nov. 1 – Dec. 20
Member $176 / Community $240 (8 sessions)

W Saturdays, 11 – 11:30 a.m.
NEW START DATE
Oct. 7 – Dec. 16 (No class Nov. 25)
Member $220 / Community $300 (10 sessions)

 

Level 4 – Barracuda (Stroke Development)
Purple Swim Cap
Students should be fairly proficient at freestyle, backstroke and elementary backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Barracuda is a very technical class that will prepare children for success on a pre-swim team/swim team. 

W Sundays, 12 – 1 p.m.
Session A: Sept. 10 – Oct. 22
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 sessions)
Session B: Oct. 29 – Dec. 10
Member $154 / Community $210 (7 sessions)

Mondays, 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Session A: Sept. 11 – Oct. 23 (No class Oct. 9)
Member $132 / Community $180 (6 sessions)
Session B: Oct. 30 – Dec. 18
Member $176 / Community $240 (8 sessions)

Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6 p.m.
Session A: Sept. 6 – Oct. 25 (No Class Sept. 20, Oct. 4, Oct. 11)
Member $110 / Community $150 (5 sessions)
Session B: Nov. 1 – Dec. 20
Member $176 / Community $240 (8 sessions)

 

Pre-Swim Team Program

5 – 16 years
Two days per week are mandatory. Prices listed for two days per week include a discount.

Children enrolled in two days a week are eligible for a 3rd practice free of charge. Based on your child’s ability, he or she may be able to join the senior team and travel to swim competitions.

 

Novice Team
5 – 6 years
This program is for children who are relatively good swimmers for their ages. Students will explore competitive swimming and be encouraged to build endurance and competence. When ready, they will advance to the Junior Team. Twice a week is mandatory. 

2 Days
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Session A: Sept. 6 – Oct. 26 (No class Sept. 20, Oct. 5, Oct. 12)
Member $276  / Community $384 (12 sessions)
Session B: Oct. 31 – Dec. 21 (No class Nov. 7, Nov. 23)
Member $322 / Community $416 (14 sessions)

1 Day

Mondays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m. 
Session A: Sept. 11 – Oct. 24
Member $168 / Community $231 (7 sessions)
Session B: Oct. 31 – Dec. 19 (No class Nov. 7)
Member $168 / Community $231 (7 sessions)

Wednesdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.

Thursdays, 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Session A: Sept. 6 – Oct. 26 (No class Sept. 20, Oct. 5, Oct. 12)
Member $120 / Community $165 (5 sessions)
Session B: Nov. 2 – Dec. 21 (No class Nov. 23)
Member $168 / Community $231 (7 sessions)

 

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 is mandatory. Based on your child’s ability he or she may be able to join the senior team and travel to swim competitions. 

2 Days
Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:15  p.m. 

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. 
Session A: Sept. 6 – Oct. 26 (No class Sept. 20, Oct. 5, Oct. 12)
Member $300 / Community $408 (12 sessions)
Session B: Oct. 31 – Dec. 21 (No class Nov. 7, Nov. 23)
Member $350 / Community $476 (14 sessions)

1 Day

Mondays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:15  p.m.
Session A:  Sept. 6 – Oct. 24
Member $182 / Community $245 (7 sessions)
Session B: Oct. 31 – Dec. 19 (No class Nov. 7)
Member $182 / Community $245 (7 sessions)

Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:15  p.m.

Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. 
Session A: Sept. 6 – Oct. 26 (No class Sept. 20, Oct. 5, Oct. 12)
Member $130 / Community $175 (5 sessions)
Session B: Nov. 2 – Dec. 21 (No class Nov. 23)
Member $182 / Community $245 (7 sessions)

 

JCC Stingrays Competitive Swim Team
IS AN OFFICIAL USA SWIM CLUB!

The JCC competes in the USA Swimming League. 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 Aquatics Coordinator Andres Baez at 203.487.0990 or abaez@stamfordjcc.org.

 

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 Aquatics Coordinator, Andres Baez at 203.487.0990 or abaez@stamfordjcc.org.

Private Lessons (1 person)
1 lesson
Member $50 / Community $60
5 lessons
Member $225 / Community $275
10 lessons
Member $400 / Community $500

Semi-Private Lessons (2 people)
1 lesson
Member $40 / Community $48
5 lessons
Member $175 / Community $215
10 lessons
Member $310 / Community $380

Group Private (3 or more people)
1 lesson
Member $38 / Community $44
5 lessons
Member $160 / Community $190
10 lessons
Member $280 / Community $340

 


 

Vacation Day Programs at The J

 

Vacation Day Programs
Grades K – 6
All vacation days include arts and crafts, nut-free/kosher snacks, free swim and various games and activities. Participants supply their own lunches. Drop-ins are welcome if space allows and require an additional $10 fee. To avoid disappointment, register early by calling the welcome desk at 203.322.7900. Contact Galit Roloff at 203-487-0974 or groloff@stamfordjcc.org with any questions.

Monday, October 9 • Off to the Farm
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
KidsPlace Kids $75
Members $80
Community $85

Tuesday, November 7 • Animal Embassy
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
KidsPlace Kids $75
Members $80
Community $85

Friday, November 10 • Painting Day at the J
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
KidsPlace Kids $75
Members $80
Community $85

Tuesday, December 26 • Sportime USA
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
KidsPlace Kids $75
Members $80
Community $85

Wednesday, December 27 • Pancakes and PJ’s
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
KidsPlace Kids $75
Members $80
Community $85

Thursday, December 28 • Pizza Palooza
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
KidsPlace Kids $75
Members $80
Community $85

Friday, December 29 • New Year’s Party
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
KidsPlace Kids $75
Members $80
Community $85

Please pack kosher for Passover lunches.
The JCC café and the vending machines will be closed this week.

Register online at stamfordjcc.org, or call the JCC welcome desk at 203.322.7900.
For more information, contact Galit Roloff at 203.487.0974 or groloff@stamfordjcc.org.

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