May 2013 at the JCC 
This month's programs, special offers, and schedule changesApril 30th, 2013
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Schedule Changes
This month's schedules:

Pilates group schedule 

 Pool schedule 


Events Calendar  


Memorial Day

May 27th, 2013 

adjusted schedule for  

Fitness Center:   

open 8:00am-5:00 pm!
Remember, the pool closes 30 minutes before the center.


Pool closed for improvements on  

May 15th


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Highlights This Month

Come to the JCC Wellness Fair

Sunday, May 19th | 8:00am-4:00pm

Fun and informative for all ages! Dozens of booths, activities and classes covering all aspects of wellness: health, safety, physical fitness, spiritual wellness, financial wellness, and more. Try fitness classes, sample healthy foods, learn about CPR, first aid and choking prevention, explore a fire truck (11:00am-1:00pm), ambulance and police car, learn from a variety of information booths, enjoy hands-on activities for children, and more. Classes run 8:00am-4:00pm, booths from 10:00am-4:00pm. Free admission. For more information, contact Jason Goldstein at or 408.357.7497.




New Equipment Coming!

We're going to receive new Freemotion brand equipment. Visit the fitness rooms and give these a try! 

   3 Upright Bikes with iFit Live Computer Consuls and TVs

   1 Prone Hamstring Curl Machine

   1 Incline Trainer with iFit Live Computer Consul and TV

The iFit feature will help you develop a customized workout plan. Visit or ask the JCC fitness staff for details.


Pool Closed for Improvements  

May 15th from 7:00am-1:00pm
The outdoor showers are getting a beauty treatment! We'll be closing the pool on Wednesday, May 15th from 7:00am-1:00pm while we sandblast the area around the outdoor showers and apply nonskid paint. The pool will re-open at 1:00 but we will have an alternate entrance to the pool area for the rest of that day while we wait for the paint to dry. Signs and JCC staff will be available to direct you where to go. For more information, contact the Aquatics Office at or 408.357.7428.

We are sorry to announce the postponement of the event: Broadway: a Sparkling Reflection of our American Life - a Family Sing-along Event. The new event date will be announced soon. If you have any questions, please contact our Arts & Culture Department at 408.357.7492. If you would like to receive email notices from the JCC in the future, please sign up for our e-newsletter by contacting


Please don't leave your dog in the car!
We've been seeing quite a few dogs left in cars in the JCC parking lot. Now that the weather's getting warmer, we wanted to remind everyone of the danger of leaving a dog in a hot car. Even when the weather is not that hot outside, the inside of your car can quickly warm up to a temperature that can injure or kill your pet. Please be careful and keep your pet safe this summer!   

Jewish Life  


Rock Climbing with Treks and Tracks

Sunday, May 5th | 8:30am

Join us for an adventure led by expert guides from Treks and Tracks and including discussion about the meaning of mountains in Jewish Tradition. Great for first-time climbers and experienced climbers alike. $70 for JCC members, $85 for non-members, includes all equipment and snacks. Bring your own water and lunch. RSVP for all the details, including location, to 408.357.7411 or Click here for the flyer.  

Torah Slam with Kevin Coval
Monday, May 13th | 7:00pm
In partnership with Works/San Jose.
Kevin Coval, slam poet from Chicago, has toured extensively and appeared on national TV, including HBO's Def Poetry Jam. He is the author of numerous poetry books, including the American Library Association Book-of-the-Year finalist Slingshots: A Hip-Hop Poetica. His latest book, Schtick, is a tale of Jewish assimilation and its discontents: a sweeping exposition on Jewish American culture in all its bawdy, contradictory, inventive glory. Doors open 6:30pm. $5 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.
Event is held at: Works/San Jose, 365 South Market Street, downtown SJ, on the Market Street edge of the San Josť convention center, right next to the parking garage entrance. More info: 408.357.7411 or Click here for the flyer.

Mesibah Family Fun Day!
Tuesday, May 7th | 3:00pm-5:00pm
Mesibah is the Hebrew word for party, and that's just what we're going to do! Children ages 2-10 and their grown-ups are invited to come celebrate with us. There will be snacks, a bounce house, and special crafts for mom! This event is FREE!
Not a drop-off event. More info: 408.357.7411 or  
Take home a fresh baked challah!
For sale every Friday at the JCC service desk. $6 each.

Jewish Music Festival
Here's a sneak peak at what in store at our upcoming Jewish Music Festival! Visit us for all the details at
Salam Shalom - Vegas 

Group Fitness

New Instructor: Tasha Henry 
Join Tasha for HIIT 

Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30pm
Improve your aerobic capacity for a healthier heart and increased metabolism! Click here for the flyer. 

New Class: Aqua Tabata
Instructor: Wendy Bettis
Mondays 9:00-9:45am
This class uses water resistance with several basic aqua moves done for a short period of time at a high intensity and a short rest in between. Contact the Aquatics office for more information: or 408.357.7428.


J Dance May Featured Class  
Instructor: Sara Dean
Saturdays 9:00-10:00am
Studio A
Let Glitz take you center-stage! Glitz Dance Fitness brings Broadway to the gym floor. Incorporating popular, inspiring music featuring current and retro hits, from stage to screen and beyond! Choreography is energetic and easy to follow. The class will build dance technique and cardio fitness. Click here for the flyer.
Memorial Day, May 27th, Group Fitness Schedule:
Studio A:
8:15-9:15am Spin with Rachel
9:15-10:15am Tabata Boot Camp with Rachel
10:15-11:15am Sculpt with Luciana
Studio B:
9:00-10:00am Iyengar Yoga with Barbara
10:15-11:15 Pilates Mat with Heidi


TRX Small Group Training: Coming Soon! 
Starting at the end of May, we will be offering Small Group Training using the TRX Suspension Trainer at our Outdoor Fitness Structure. Interested in more information? Contact or 408.357.7480. 
It's almost summer!
Time to brush up on your strokes or to learn how to swim - it's never too early or late! Our group lessons start May 5th and private swim lesson slots are filling up fast! Contact the Aquatics office for more information: or 408.357.7428.

Pool Wristband Policy in effect
In order to ensure that there is plenty of room for our members and paying guests to enjoy our pool, please pick up your wristband from the Service Desk if you are heading to the pool after 10:00am weekdays, or at any time on Saturdays and Sundays.

Join the APJCC Dance Academy for some fun this summer!  

We will be offering a variety of dance classes and dance camps and are taking registration now. For the adults, take a break during your busy day and join Tara Roberts for a jazz class on Friday afternoons. For more information, please contact
Dance Director, Jenn Flores, at  



NEW: Intro to Pilates Mat
Sunday May 5th | 11:45am-12:45pm
Instructor: Heidi Marlinghaus
Are you interested in Pilates Mat classes, but have been too intimidated to try it? By taking this beginner class, you will learn what to expect in our many Pilates Mat classes here at the JCC. FREE for members! Click here for the flyer. 


Don't forget to pamper the wonderful mothers in your life! Giving the gift of relaxation and health is perfect for any occasion. No other gift will allow you to relax, de-stress, rejuvenate, and escape the pace of everyday life. Stop by the Service Desk or Fitness Desk for more information or to purchase.

NEW: Take the morning (or afternoon) off!
Starting this month, Monday through Thursday, you can choose any three consecutive hours during normal Childcare times to run errands, schedule appointments, or just enjoy some time to yourself. Four days a week, you can leave the JCC while your child enjoys everything our Childcare has to offer. Reservations required. Program participation is limited to once per day. Call 408.357.7422 for more information or to reserve your spot.

Pro Shop
New items at the JCC ProShop!
We now have Speedo Vanquisher goggles available for $18, and packets of Spark Energy Drink mix for $2. Spark is a sugar-free vitamin rich drink mix which has been approved by our Registered Dietitian. Stop by the Service Desk to see everything the ProShop has to offer.

Red Cross Blood Drive
May 17th | 11:00am-5:00pm in the JCC Auditorium
Look for a sign-up sheet at the Service Desk in the weeks before the event to reserve your spot. For more information, please contact

Fitmark trunk shows at the APJCC
Tuesday, May 7th and Tuesday, May 14th | 8:00am-12:00pm in the Auditorium Fitmark makes quality backpacks, duffel bags, and totes for men and women that are both functional and fashionable. Their bags are designed with the gym in mind, but are great for any use. For more information, please contact

The women's inter-club team is inviting women to participate in the inter-club tennis leagues, which start this upcoming Fall 2013. All team members can try the cardio tennis classes and some of the adult clinics for FREE (depending on space availability). Please contact KV at 408.357.7495 or for more info.  


The JCC will be conducting USTA ranking tournaments starting in May.

This is a great opportunity for members to play USTA matches in their backyard. There will be exciting prizes and awards for the players. The following tournaments are available for members to participate:

  • JCC one day doubles tournament for adults on May 12, 2013. More info can be found at
  • JCC Family Tournament Cup on May 18,2013. More info will be available soon.
  • JCC Family championships on May 25, 2013. More info can be found at  
  • Bay Area Sports club/JCC adult NTRP tournament series on May 31, 2013. More info can be found at  
  • JCC/Nirus Tennis adult NTRP tournament series -II on June 15, 2103. More info can be found at  

Programs for Youth & Families  

Questions? Contact
For a full listing of all the JCC's youth classes, see


Camp Swim APJCC Summer Camp is a great way for kids to let loose, meet new friends, enjoy new and exciting experiences, swim, go on cool field trips, see amazing shows, and have fun! Camps are filling up quickly so sign up soon to reserve your space! For more information, contact the JCC Camp Office, 408.357.7416 or

JCC Summer Camp is on Facebook!
Visit us at: We are running a promotion where anyone who "likes" our page before May 15 will be entered to win a gift card. 

Adult Programming  


Kabbalat Shabbat Lunch 

Friday, May 31st | 12:00pm-2:00pm

Adults 55+ are invited to this once-a-month get together for seniors in the APJCC Auditorium. Enjoy a catered hot lunch followed by entertainment and informative speakers. May's entertainment is Soprano Kelly Eshoff Walker. Kelly is a Bay Area native. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Music at San Jose State University. Accompanying Kelly on the Piano will be Elizabeth Neff. Sign up early for this lunch as space is limited. $5 Members/$7.50 non-members. Contact or call 408.357.7462 to RSVP.


Duplicate Bridge: Open Game                          

Mondays, 7:00-9:45pm

Join us for this weekly, ongoing game. This is not a master point tournament and is a non-sanctioned game. It's just fun! JCC members free/Non-members $2. For more info contact or 408.357.7462.
Bridge Master: Neil Newman.


Current Events

Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30am

Expand you mind, discuss world events and the daily news. This group of older adults is open and always engaging. The environment is civilized and the people are always friendly. This FREE weekly event is in the Adult Lounge. For more information contact or 408.357.7462


Art History Class

Wednesday, 1:00-2:30pm

Each week focuses on a stand-alone topic and is not dependent on prior sessions. This class is offered in partnership with West Valley College. This FREE weekly class meets in the Adult Lounge through May 22nd. For more information contact or 408.357.7462.   

JCC Corporate Alliance
The JCC Business Alliance is now the JCC Corporate Alliance.

Click the logos below to learn more about all our Corporate Alliance members. To learn more about the JCC Corporate Alliance, go to


Welcome to a new member of the JCC Corporate Alliance:


Tenant Improvement Masters Joins the Corporate Alliance
Welcome to Tenant Improvement Masters, our newest Corporate Alliance member. This general contracting company provides an array of services and will maintain, overhaul, and produce market ready properties in a timely manner. Offer for JCC members: 15% off any service for all first-time callers. 3728 Charter Park Dr., Ste. C, San Jose, CA 95136. Tel: 408.341.9337.   
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Community News  


Camp Tawonga

Complete your child's summer plans with a session at Camp Tawonga! Or, sign up the whole family for a post-summer family camp weekend. Just outside of Yosemite National Park on 160 pristine acres of Stanislaus National Forest, Tawonga offers excellent sleep-away summer camp programs for campers from 2nd through 12th grades, and family camp for all ages. As a leader in Jewish camping since 1925, Tawonga is American Camp Association accredited, and has a staff/camper ratio of 1:1.5. First time campers attending Tawonga's Session 3 may be eligible for $1000 off camp fees. Financial assistance is also available. More info: 415.543.2267,, or