J Weekly October 11-17

 
 
 
We are so incredibly honored to be nominated for 5
BEST of WEST HARTFORD AWARDS!
 
BEST FITNESS
BEST YOGA
BEST CAMP
BEST PRESCHOOL/DAYCARE
BEST EVENT VENUE
BONUS: Option to “write-in” BEST NONPROFIT
 
We hope you’ll take a moment to vote for us: www.mandelljcc.org/vote
 
Now, MORE THAN EVER, these nominations means SO much!
 
In partnership with the JCC Literary Consortium we are thrilled to bring you Mandell JCC Book Festival In Your Living Room, a virtual series of author Zoom talks and Q&As.
 
 
We are excited to announce a special partnership in wellness with Holistic Health Options here at the Mandell JCC.
 
Holistic Health Options support you in your quest for health. Whether you want to reduce pain, decrease anxiety, increase energy or resiliency, or simply relax and feel better, our modalities can help make a difference in your physical and mental well-being.
 
To schedule an appointment, 860.231.6333 | holistichealthoptionsllc@gmail.com
 
Martial Arts
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Basketball & Sports Classes
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Sports & Fitness Conditioning
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Dance Classes
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Clever Kids Yoga
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Ages 3-5
Clay Creations
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Woodworking
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Grades K-1 & 2-4
Clay Exploration & Creating with Clay More Information & Registration
 
Acting Workshop
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Shadow Puppetry
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We are excited to announce that Jonathan's Dream playground will REOPEN this
Sunday, October 11 | 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
JONATHAN's DREAM HOURS
Saturdays & Sundays | 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday | 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
 
Please click on the link below to review the rules at Jonathan's Dream.
 
With Amazon PRIME day coming up on October 13 & 14, automatically donate a portion of your purchase to the The Joyce D & Andrew J Mandell Greater Hartford Jewish Community.
 
 
Prepare your holiday dessert spread with help from the Early Childhood Center
 
The ECC's annual fundraiser is underway! As you look ahead to the holiday season, we invite you to order Lyman Orchard pies and Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough. These can be tucked safely in your freezer for an easy and delicious treat. All products are kosher. 
 
Proceeds will benefit ECC classrooms to purchase specialty materials, requested by teachers. Orders are due by October 13. All pies must be picked up, outside of the ECC, between 2:30 and 4:30 on November 16.
 
To place your order online, please follow this link: https://my.mcmfundraising.com/signup/WNGN . You will be prompted to generate your own link which you can share with family and friends.
 
We are also accepting pie and cookie dough donations to help benefit the Anja Rosenberg Kosher Food Pantry at Jewish Family Services. Please help us fill their freezer for local families in need!
 
 
Should you have any questions, please contact our PTO Liaison, Amy Gurchin, at agurchin@mandelljcc.org
 
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center is proud to continue its long-standing commitment to women’s health through the ever-expanding Comprehensive Women’s Health Center.
 
Mask are available for purchase at both Saint Francis Fitness Center and at the Mandell JCC member services desk to benefit the Karl J. Krapek Dr. Comprehensive Women's Health Center.
 
The roughly 175 to 200 women who come through the center’s doors each and every day are receiving top-quality care by some of the best specialty physicians in the state, who utilize advanced technology. Their care is also supported by the highly regarded convenience factor exclusive to Saint Francis.
 
 
 
With the NEW hours, comes new reservation times and updated guidelines.
 
 
NOW OPEN!
Locker Rooms & Health Spas
 
 
 
 
 
MONDAYS
Cardio Splash 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. with Max
Deep Tabata 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. with Jaine
 
WEDNESDAYS
Deep H20 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. with Jaine
Cardio Splash 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. with Jaine
 
FRIDAYS
Cardio Splash 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. with Bonnie
 
 
 
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
 
frieze1
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1. a broad horizontal band of sculpted or painted decoration, especially on a wall near the ceiling.
 
When visiting the President's Courtyard, accessible through Cafe J, the edifice of the building that houses the Gilman Theater is adorned with a set of 10 abstract cast-in-stone fascia sculptures found in its entirety on the outside and repeated in small groups on different sides of the building.
 
Join opera appreciation instructor James Sokol & vocal coach Ron Valentino for a unique journey through opera history via the exploration of arias.
 
Each live, online session focuses on different periods of opera history, from the Baroque & Classical through the Romantic & Bel Canto to the Verismo & Modern. Not familiar with some of these terms? No worries; we got ya covered! Learn about and hear different repertoire, singers, musical styles, and vocal challenges unique to each period.
 
Video performance clips bring the excitement & beauty of opera into the discussion. This is a wonderful series for the opera newcomer and the long-time fan!
 
Join us for the full series or for single classes - whatever works best for you!
 
 
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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