Events for December 2010

Shabbat Message
Dec 29, 2010

Kelly Gable-LaBelle, Division Director, Early Childhood ServicesDecember 31, 2010 All parents want their children to learn and practice the values of kindness, respect and responsibility. The JCC’s Early Childhood Development Center focuses on these values through An Ethical Start, a curriculum based on Pirkei Avot…


Youth/Family Wellness Fair
Dec 29, 2010

Youth and Family Wellness Fair Sunday, January 9, 1-4 pm Kaufmann Gym l 5738 Forbes Ave l JCC, Squirrel Hill FREE and Open to All Family Zumba Interactive sport station by Pittsburgh Youth Golf Foundation Interactive games on the JCC Sportwall XerTrainer Youth fitness assessments Family yoga Art activity by Abrakadoodle Art Classes Hula hoops from Steel City Hoop Union Health…


Indoor Triathlon (SQ)
Dec 29, 2010

Indoor Triathlon Sponsored by the Western Pennsylvania Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Sunday, January 30Registration, 11:30 am  —  Start time, Noon Swim Kids and Older Adults, 250-yard swim (10 lengths) Adults, 500-yard swim (20 lengths) Bike Kids and Older Adults, 2 miles Adults, 4 miles Run/Walk Kids and Older Adults, 1 mile (15 laps) Adults, 2 miles (30 laps) For more information…


Healthy Eating (SQ)
Dec 29, 2010

Healthy Eating10-Step Weight Loss Program Tuesdays, January 11-March 15, 20117-8 pm$120; $150/community Register » Customized meal plans Confidential weigh-ins Shopping guides Personalized weekly goals One-on-one support Group support Nutrition education Mallary Whipple, MS, RD, LDNMallary has B.S. degree in nutritional sciences with a minor in kinesiology/movement science from Penn State University and M.S. ini clinical nutrition from the University of…


JCC's Biggest Loser (SQ)
Dec 29, 2010

Be the JCC's Biggest Loser Begins Sunday, February 6, 8:30-10 am Come to the Personal Trainers desk for your initial weigh-inFinal weigh-in: Sunday, April 10, 10 am-noon No Fee Win a one-month membership to Centerfit Platinum Participate in group exercise classes, use the cardio deck, swim in the pool and get moving! We will have a…


Indoor Cycling/Spinning (SQ)
Dec 29, 2010

Indoor Cycling/Spinning for Endurance Cyclists, Runners and Athletes Tuesdays and ThursdaysJanuary 11-March 3, 20115:45-7 am 16 classes for $160 Community members: Try one class for $15—fee reimbursed if you join the JCC Contact Laurie Wood at 412-521-8011 x260 for more info.…


Big Night Makes the List!
Dec 28, 2010

JCC's Big Night makes the list of "The 10 Best Parties of 2010" Click here to read article…


Tu B'Shevat Shabbat Festival
Dec 27, 2010

Friday, January 14, 5:30-7:30 pm JCC Levinson Hall, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Squirrel Hill Play in a magical forest and eat dinner with family and friends. Open to the community $6/adults and children 3 years and older; children 2 and under are free Please register in advance by contacting Miriam Abramovich, 412-521-8011 x398 Click image to enlarge…


Holiday Hours
Dec 22, 2010

Holiday Hours New Year's Eve, Friday, December 31Fitness Centers open 8 am-2 pmRemainder of Agency closed New Year's Day, Saturday, January 1, 20118 am-6 pm   Complete Holiday Schedule »   *Partial Opening — Open--Fitness Centers, Early Childhood Development Centers, After School Program, AAA Senior Center and related Older Adult programs  Closed — Administrative &…


Give the Gift of Classes
Dec 22, 2010

Give the Gift of Classes this holiday season. Click here to view our Winter 2011 Program Guides or click here to search our programs online.…


Shabbat Message
Dec 17, 2010

Brian Schreiber, President and CEODecember 17, 2010 In keeping with our recently established educational goals and guidelines, the JCC is celebrating its first Shabbat with expanded hours. How do we reconcile these seemingly contradictory concepts? It all begins with our perspective of mission and vision and an…


US Wellness Health Screenings (SH)
Dec 16, 2010

US Wellness Health Screenings December 29, 9 am- 2pm Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in America. Do you know if you're at risk? Come to the free health screening to learn information on your risk for cardiovascular disease. Screenings include: Blood Pressure Body Mass Index Total Cholesterol HDL LDL Triglycerides & Glucose Questions, contact US Wellness…


Got Shabbat? (SH)
Dec 14, 2010

Got Shabbat? Join us for free family fun as we celebrate Shabbat and Tu B'Shevat, the Holiday of the trees. Saturday, January 15 • 4-5:30 pm Families with children ages 12 and underJCC-South Hills Social Hall Israeli Dancing Havdalah with Rabbi Donni Aaron Craft Projects Cookie Decorations Snacks What is Havdalah?Havdalah is a brief ceremony that marks the end…


Men's Basketball Leagues (SH)
Dec 13, 2010

Men's 18+ and 30+ Basketball Leagues Leagues starting in January 2011Sign up now! 18+ Tuesdays, 8 pmStarts January 11$750/team of 10 30+ Thursdays, 8 pmStarts January 13$750/team of 10 Fees include: Team t-shirt Refs Championship Prizes Sign up now for the winter season. Teams must register by January 3. There will be a regular season (number of games will…


Winter Break Activities (SQ)
Dec 9, 2010

Winter Wonderland Camp Monday, December 20-Thursday, December 309am-4pmPre-K-Grade 7$65/child; $60/sibling$60/clubhouse 2010-11 member $15 discount if you pre-register by 5 pm the previous business day Info: Josh Lobelsohn , 412-521-8011 x228Register: Cashier, 412-521-8011 x202 Details/Registration Form  » Chris Taft Basketball Camp December 27-30Grades 1-8, 9 am-3 pm$185 Learn the fundamentals with Chris Taft, a former Pitt and NBA…


Shabbat with Rick Recht! (SQ)
Dec 9, 2010

Family Shabbat Dinner with Rick Recht Friday, December 24 at 5 pm Join us! $18/Family of four $5/each additional person Children 2 years or younger -- Free! Please RSVP by December 22 to Liza Baron, 412-521-8011 x241 For info about Rick Recht, click here: www.rickrecht.com…


Light up the Holidays!
Dec 8, 2010

Light Up the Holidays! Thursday, December 165:30-7:30 pm $12, RSVP by December 10 Come "Home for the Holidays" at the JCC Enjoy dinner, dancing and a cocktail! Entertainment will feature music of Glenn Miller and Sinatra Menu Mixed greens salad with raspberry Vinaigrette, chicken in lemon sauce with capers, sauteed vegetables Noodle kugel Black forest chocolate cake Register at the Centerfit Desk.…


Blood Drive (SQ)
Dec 8, 2010

Holiday Blood Drive Wednesday, December 221-7 pm JCC, Squirrel Hill, 5738 Forbes Ave. To schedule your life saving appointment, please log on to www.centralbloodbank.org and enter sponsor code C189 or contact Jeanne at 412-521-8011 x362 or Dale at dellgass@itxm.org. All presenting donors will be entered into a random drawing for a 2010-11 Enjoy Book!…


J Street Event:
Dec 7, 2010

Jeremy Ben-Ami, President and founder of J Street, will speak at a public, free-admission event titled "Israel at a Crossroads: Decision Time for Peace" at the JCC on Monday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 pm. The event is moderated by Lynn Cullen and the Community Conversation partners include The Tikkun Olam Center…


Meet New Aquatics Director (SQ)
Dec 6, 2010

Meet the New JCC Aquatics Director Katherine Longwell, our new Aquatics Director, likes to quote the Latin proverb: "By learning you will teach; by teaching you will learn." She brings a wealth of coaching and teaching experience to the JCC, most recently serving as assistant swim coach at Quaker Valley High School.…


Fast Track Dating
Dec 3, 2010

The Pittsburgh Jewish Community Presents: Fast Track Dating Sunday, December 12$12/registration fee (includes 1st drink) Fairmount Pittsburgh Hotel510 Market Street, Downtown, 15222Valet parking & garage self-parking available 7 pm: Cocktails & Appetizers7:30 pm: Dating Begins Click here for details on a unique ans special event just for Jewish singles in Pittsburgh Hosted by the JCC, UJF,…


4th Annual Masters SwimFest (SQ)
Dec 3, 2010

4th Annual Masters SwimFest Saturday, December 11, 2-4 pm$20/swimmerSquirrel Hill Workout details poolside at 1:45 pm Swim lanes to match interval abilities Raffle Pot-Luck following swim Open to the community To RSVP to swim/dinner: Contact Katherine Longwell, JCC Aquatics Director, 412-521-8011, ext. 276…


Tribute—Russian Theater of Pittsburgh @ JCC
Dec 2, 2010

Tribute, a play in two acts by Bernard Slade, will be presented by Companion, the Russian Theater of Pittsburgh at the JCC on Sunday, December 5, at 3:30 pm in Katz Auditorium in the Robinson Building, 5738 Darlington Road, Squirrel Hill. The Russian Theater of Pittsburgh presents plays in the…


Watch 1st Night of Chanukah (SQ)
Dec 2, 2010

Click here to watch the 1st night of Chanukah @ the JCC, Squirrel Hill.…


Following Chelsea @ the JCC
Dec 2, 2010

Follow JCC member Chelsea as she works to lose weight, gain strength, and build a healthy lifestyle. Chelsea is working with JCC Personal Trainer Menachem Brodie and is sharing her journey through this Following Chelsea blog and @followingchels on Twitter. Interested in Personal Training, Click here » Real Food,…