J Weekly - August 2-8

NEW! Cheerleading Camp | August 10-14 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Grab your pom poms and come to cheer camp! Cheerleading Camp at the JCC Swim & Tennis Club will feature physical distance appropriate skills like tumbling, jumping, and dancing. Camp is led by Danielle Simon. She has 10 years of coaching experience at the high school and college level.
Throughout the week skills and routines will be recorded and a final video will be sent out at the completion of camp to show everything we’ve learned.
  • Cheerleading Camp is open to 1st-8th grade
  • Cost: $195 | $165 JCC Members
NEW! Half-Day Tennis Camp | August 17-21, August 24-28 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ben Bishop returns as our Head Pro for the Tennis Jams program. Ben brings 35+ years of tennis experience and has been both a nationally and globally ranked tennis player. He has spent the past 20+ years teaching and coaching children and adults of all ages and skill levels.
Campers – beginner through advanced – will focus on forehand, backhand, volley, serve, scoring, and court etiquette. Physically distant mini games and activities reinforce skills in a fun learning environment.
  • Tennis Camp is open to 1st-8th grade
  • Cost: $195 | $165 JCC Members
NEW! Food Explorers Baking Camp | August 10-14 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Join Megan from 'Food Explorers' for a week of baking! You'll bake your own snack and lunch from scratch each day, while learning about healthy baking substitutes, nutrition and food.
Campers will make recipes including: quiche, French Macarons, pizza, baked donuts and layer cakes. All recipes will be nut free but will contain dairy. Campers will work individually to make single servings and will only be eating the food that they make themselves.
  • Baking camp is open to 4th-8th grade
  • Cost: $255 | $230 JCC Members
Sign up TODAY for summer programming at the J!
There is still availability in a variety of our summer programming. With arts, science, theater, sports, dance, camp Shalom and more - there is something here for everyone!
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.
Yoga offers many benefits including increased flexibility, increased muscle strength and tone, improved respiration, energy, cardio and circulatory health and improved athletic performance.
Check out our in person outdoor yoga classes at Jonathan's Dream Playground, and our virtual live-streamed classes on Mandell JCC Fitness Friends Facebook!
Yoga Class Schedule
  • 8:00-9:00 a.m. | Yoga with Joe | Outdoors at Jonathan's Dream
  • 10:30-11:15 a.m. | Yoga with Sara | LIVE on Mandell JCC Facebook Fitness Friends
  • 8:00-9:00 a.m. | Gentle Yoga with Ellen | Outdoors at Jonathan's Dream
  • 9:15-10:15 a.m. | Power Yoga with Dana | Outdoors at Jonathan's Dream
  • 8:00-9:00 a.m. | Yoga with Rachel | Outdoors at Jonathan's Dream
  • 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Yoga with Kim | LIVE on Mandell JCC Facebook Fitness Friends
We are so excited and grateful to have so many new faces joining us on our Fitness Friends Facebook page, and we hope you are enjoying 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.
Please visit our donation page:
Any amount makes a big difference!
As we reopen, a reminder that we will 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 -
Tuesday, August 4 | 7:00 p.m. | LIVE on Zoom
Join Daphne Geismar for a online seminar, "Invisible Years: Opening the Holocaust Drawer."
Daphne Geismar is an award winning book designer who plans, designs, and produces books on art and history for museums and publishers including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Modern Art, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and Yale University Press. Her new book, Invisible Years, is an intimate portrait of her extended Jewish family in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands, who, when faced with imminent deportation, refused to comply.
Sunday, August 9 | 10:00 a.m. | LIVE on Zoom
Join FIDF for Ice Cafe with Lone Soldiers. Lone Soldiers are men & women from across the globe who choose to leave the comfort of their homes to become IDF Soldiers. Come hear about their experiences & speak with them live on Zoom.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford wants to hear from you...and now it’s easy to make your voice heard! 
This online survey asks about you and what you know and think about Federation. We'll use the results to learn how we can serve you better.
The survey is totally anonymous and confidential, and it only takes 10 to 12 minutes. Everyone who considers themselves part of our Jewish community is welcome to participate… and every respondent who wants to can enter a drawing to win one of ten $50 Amazon gift cards.
icon-circle-arrow-up Top