J Weekly September 13-19

"Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
They say life begins at retirement. But our lives at the JCC will never be the same ... as we say the most bittersweet of goodbyes to our dear friend and colleague Lia Wald.
After 35 years of good and bad days, achievements, coffee breaks, office pranks, countless friendships and 35 years of excellence, Lia is starting a new chapter in her life.
Friends are the family that you get to choose ... and every single one of us at the JCC considers Lia family. She will never know how dearly she will be missed.
May your retirement life be the best part of your life, yet!
Please join us in sharing a fond farewell to Lia Wald.
We hope you will take a moment to email us a special message or a photo of you and Lia, that we can share in our special gift to her.
Please email Annie Keith, akeith@mandelljcc.org
With the NEW hours, comes new reservation times and updated guidelines.
Locker Rooms & Health Spas
We are thrilled to be partnering with the JCC Literary Consortium to bring you the Mandell JCC Book Festival In Your Living Room, a virtual series of author Zoom talks and Q&As. 
ABOUT THE JCC LITERARY CONSORTIUM: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boulder, Cherry Hill, Dallas, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Indianapolis, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, Palm Beach Gardens, Palo Alto, Rochester, and Seattle (not all JCCs participate in all programs).
TICKET PURCHASE: All tickets will be purchased through the Marcus JCC of Atlanta. Season pass available for purchase.
BOOK PURCHASE: Some events require a book purchase to access the event. For these, or for any other event with a book purchase option, books will be shipped immediately following the event date. Please allow about a week for delivery. Shipping is included on all book purchases. Be sure to include your mailing address when completing your order.
Are you looking for new ways to enjoy Shabbat with your family?
J-venture is a collaboration by the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, the Mandell JCC, and PJ Library in Greater Hartford.
The Shabbat at Home boxes provide are a variety of hands-on activities for your children to experience this Shabbat as well as in the future.
The kit features recipes, stories, blessings, and so much more.
Reserve your box for only $10 by calling the JCC at 860.236.4571 or emailing slentini@mandelljcc.org
Thanks to you, the Mandell JCC is becoming more resilient and ready to face the future.
Your generous support is allowing us to continue our commitment to providing opportunities to people of all ages, stages and backgrounds. The Mandell JCC stands for community, and these unprecedented times have revealed our mission at its best. When we are united, we are unstoppable.
We are forever grateful to you for sustaining us, and we are incredibly proud of the community that we have built together.
Join us as we continue to forge a stronger future.
We continue to offer online group fitness classes on our
On-demand Body Pump and RPM (Cycle) classes are being offering each hour in Studio 1,
by reservation - Click Here for Schedule
Outdoor Group Exercise classes will be held each day at Jonathan’s Dream,
for members, by reservation.
We have been so excited and grateful to have so many new faces joining us on our Fitness Friends Facebook page, and we hope you are continuing to enjoy our FREE LIVE online fitness classes.
Because the JCC is not charging fees to cover the costs of the instructors, we must rely on the generosity of donors to sustain us, now more than ever.
We hope that you will consider supporting our staff with a token of your appreciation.
Any amount makes a big difference!
Sign up for Text Alerts and get important information about the Mandell JCC sent as text messages directly to your mobile device.
Receive text alerts to your mobile device with emergency information and/or facility closings.
The JCC's commitment that no one should be denied a JCC experience due to inability to pay the full price could be more important than it is today. Financial aid, based on need, is available for summer camps, sports jams, preschool, and membership. Asking for help can be difficult and uncomfortable -- and for many, this may be the first time such a request is being made. Everything is kept confidential.
For questions about financial support, please contact Jessica Farrell at 860-688-2267.
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