Volume XIX | September 2019
 
Wednesday, September 4 | 5:00-6:30 p.m.
 
Come discover all that the J has to offer!
With more than 150 programs, classes and fitness opportunities, we welcome you to come
meet our expert instructors and staff and learn more about the classes and programs. 
 
Enjoy crafts, refreshments and giveaways.
 
2019-2020 THEATER SEASON
The Mandell JCC brings the magic of live musical theater to the
Herbert and Evelyn Gilman Theater.
 
Coming up this year we have two different productions:
 
 
Teen Theater
Fall 2019
Grades 7-12
 
 
Roald Dahl's -
Matilda the Musical*
 
AUDITION DATES
Wednesday, September 4
Thursday, September 5
Callbacks: Sunday, September 8
 
Youth Theater - Fall/Winter
Grades 3-8
 
 
Suessical JR*
Parent/Actor Meeting
October 27, 2019
 
AUDITION DATES
Monday, October 28
Wednesday, October 30
Callbacks: Monday, November 4
 
*Pending Licensing
 
CHILDREN'S DRAMA WORKSHOP
Grades K-3
Instructor: Susan Kirchner-Robinson
6 Week Program | October 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13, 20
 
Children will enjoy movement activities and theater improvisational games
that will expand imaginations.
 
For more information on theater productions,
contact Karen Wyckoff at 860.231.6317 or kwyckoff@mandelljcc.org
Aleph:
The Institute of Jewish Ideas presents Deborah Dash Moore At Home in America?
September 8, 2019 | 4pm in the Innovation Center
 
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
 
Aleph: The Institute of Jewish Ideas is a new community-wide Jewish learning initiative.
 
For more information contact Danielle Moghadam, dmoghadam@mandelljcc.org | 860.231.6366
 
Wednesday, September 18
 
 
Afternoon Event
3:30-5:00 p.m. | Jonathan's Dream
Megan will help supervise the Rock garden installation, read a story, and help with rock painting. Bring a painted rock from home and receive a special book!
Free and open to all
 
Evening Event
7:00 p.m. | Mandell JCC
Join author Megan Murphy for a motivational talk, "The Art of Connecting with Kindness Rocks," followed by a Q&A session, book signing, and rock painting.
$18 Adults only.
Tickets available for evening event.
 
Sunday, September 22 | 9:30 a.m. | Rain or Shine
Children will have the opportunity to climb aboard and get
behind the wheel of their favorite vehicles.
The morning also includes complimentary train rides, singing with musician Bill Benson, Child ID Kits by New York Life and car seat installation check by Hoffman Auto Group.
$25 day of/$20 in advance per family
Register at JCC Member Services Center, 860-236-4571
 
 
Yizkor Service
for the Six Million
 
Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 4:00 p.m.
Mandell JCC
All are welcome to this community memorial service. Visits to the outdoor Memorial will follow (assistance provided).
Led by Rabbi Yitzchok Adler and Cantor Joseph Ness
For more information contact Donna Goldstein, 860.231.6315 | dgoldstein@mandelljcc.org
Meet our new Shlicha (Emissary)
Tom Wainrich!
 
We couldn't be more excited to welcome Tom to our JCC family. Tom, who grew up on Kibbutz Best-Hashita, will be here in West Hartford with us for the next two years!
 
During her military service, Tom served as an Education Officer in the Golani Brigade’s headquarters. She studied at Oranim College, majoring in Art and Education. She has experience working as an art educator in elementary, middle, and high schools. Prior to coming to the states, Tom worked at Gesher Theater in Jaffa, Israel. Gesher is a famous bilingual, Hebrew-Russian, theater company. Her position enables Tom to enjoy her passion for art, music and community.
 
We hope you'll take a moment to say hello and welcome Tom to the JCC.
 
To get in touch with Tom, email her at twainrich@mandelljcc.org or call at 860.231.3333
 
Chase Family Gallery
September 3 - October 2
 
Opening Reception
Tuesday, September 3 | 5:30 p.m.
 
Luncheon Program
with guest speaker Judith Rosenbaum, Ph.D., Director of Women's Archive
 
Thursday, September 12 | 12:30 p.m.
Mandell JCC Innovation Center
 
 
Exhibit Grand Opening
October 6, 12:00-5:00 p.m. 
Chase Family Gallery
 
The Mandell JCC is proud to present the Under One Roof exhibit, a collaborative community art experience. Under One Roof will feature works of art created by agencies and organizations in Greater Hartford, each exploring the theme of “Welcoming the Stranger.”
 
The exhibit is on view October 6-November 15, 2019 and can be viewed in
the Chase Family Gallery during the open hours at the  Mandell JCC. 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
September 15, 10:00-11:00 a.m. | Auer Farm
 
Friday, September 20
12:45 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. | Mandell JCC
 
Wednesday, September 25 | 4:00 p.m.
 
ONGOING PROGRAMMING
 
Fridays, September 13, 20; October 4, 11, 18 10:00-11:30 a.m. 
 
Fridays at 10:45 -11:45 a.m.
 
PILATES REFORMER
 
Reformer Pilates is suitable for all fitness levels; from someone looking to recover, to the athlete looking for a challenge!
 
Specially designed to challenge and strengthen the body, the ‘reformer’ is so named because it was created to reform the body of the participant.
 
Through a variety of carefully choreographed movement, Reformer Pilates provides a full body workout that will increase flexibility, improve posture and boost your overall health.
 
 
This workshop will be focusing on Yoga to support people with chronic back issues; including lower back pain, osteoporosis, arthritis and sciatica.
 
You will learn movements and the use of Yoga tools to aid or complement your path to a healthy back.
 
Information: Carmen Erian,
 
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
September 4 & 11
 
Instructor: Viviana Pinhasi
Kundalini Certified Yoga Instructor 
800 Hours IAYT Yoga Therapist 
 
$20 members and $30 non-members
Limited spots available. 
Register with the Membership
Services Center, 860-236-4571 
 
CLASSES BEGIN SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
 
Join us twice a month for a delicious bagel lunch followed by a wonderful guest speaker from our community.
 
Wednesday, September 4 | 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Resistance, Survival and Spirituality:
The Living Legacy of the Holocaust
with Rabbi Yitzhok Adler, Beth David Synagogue
 
 
Wednesday, September 18 | 12:15-1:30 p.m.
What Lobbyists Do
with Matthew Hallisey,
Managing Principal, Government Affairs, LLC
 
8/$6 JCC Member
*RSVP by the Monday before each event to Sharon Holtzberg; 860.231.6311
Enjoy a hot kosher lunch followed by live musical entertainment!
 
Monday, September 9 | 12:15-2:00 p.m.
Entertainment by Duo Alterity,
with Allison Huges on flute and
Joseph Van Doran on classical guitar
 
 
$9/$7 JCC Member
*RSVP required one week prior to luncheon
Sharon Holtzberg, 860.231.6311
Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Meets in the Lounge at the JCC
 
Drop in any Thursday for a lively discussion on news from the week's headlines. A great way to keep abreast of current events, both locally and from around the world!
 
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL
 
For more information contact Sharon Holtzberg
 
 
Did you know the Mandell JCC has a venue space that's just right for you!
 
Private Parties
Want to have a special place for a birthday party, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, wedding or baby 
shower, anniversary party or any other special occasion? We will customize our services 
so it fits the theme of your occasion.
 
Business Events
When it comes to corporate events, you want a venue known for its quality of service. 
With outstanding attention to service and presentation, your colleagues, employees 
and guests will leave impressed. 
 
On-Site & Off-Site Catering
On-Site Kosher Catering Available
 
Visit
for more information
 
Join Voices of Hope and Descendants of the Shoah
on an 'Adult March of the Living' Connecticut Trip
April 2020
Informational Meeting
7:00 p.m. | September 12
Held at the
Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT
Rides from Mandell JCC available.
 
TO LEARN MORE OR RSVP
Contact Robin Landau,
Voices of Hope Program Director
 
 
Sunday, November 24
7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Take a day trip to the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC to view the Auschwitz exhibition which highlights more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs from institutions and museums around the world.
 
$89 per person/$85 adults 65+
Limited space available.
Register by clicking the link below or by
contacting the JCC in person or by phone at 860-236-4571
 
The Mandell JCC and Hartford Seminary are partnering to offer Mandell JCC members
special rates and opportunities for graduate level courses.
 
Labor Day, September 2 | 8:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. (fitness only)
Erev Rosh Hashanah, September 29 | 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Rosh Hashanah, September 30 | Closed
Rosh Hashanah, October 1 | Closed
 
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Registration is open for family room classes.
 
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