Programs

Group Fitness

The J offers more than 80 group classes each week to help you achieve your fitness goals, including Barre Fusion, BODYPUMP™️, J Cross-Train, Cycle Barre, Fit for Life, Heart & Sole, Pilates Reformer, Strength & More, Tai Chi, TRX Suspension, Yoga and Zumba. Ages 13+.

Our IC7 Lifetime Fitness Cycle Bikes with integrated Coach by Color system will maximize your training experience and help you reach your goals faster.

See our schedule. For more information or to register, contact us at 480.481.7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

BODYPUMP™
The ORIGINAL barbell class! Endurance strength training where muscle and music collide! Suitable for all levels… The fastest way to get in shape! Level 1-3. No one under the age of 13 allowed.

Bosu Bootcamp
Begin your day strong! Commit to a strength and endurance workout that will take you out of your comfort zone and increase your fitness fast! This class will use the BOSU (or both sides up) and other equipment to provide a heart-pumping, complete body workout. Be prepared to work hard!

J Barre Fusion
This fusion class will incorporate movements from ballet and Pilates that will develop long lean muscles, core strength and dynamic balance and flexibility. This workout will integrate both standing and mat work along with using equipment such as; weights, discs, Pilates rings, body bar, Lebert Equalizer, and other various props. Level 1-3.

J Cross-Train
If you are someone that likes variety, then you will love the spontaneity of this class. Fusing together intensities and different types of exercises creates intervals and variations that shock your body. This full-body class will include body toning with weights, bands and/or body weight. Level 2-3.

Cycle Barre
This class is a 30/30 format. Enjoy rolling hills, steep climbs, flat roads, and high speed interval training as you challenge your heart for 30 minutes on the bike, followed by ballet and Pilates moves that will develop long lean muscles, core strength and dynamic balance and flexibility with movements off the bike.

Fit for Life
Work your entire body and increase your flexibility and strength in this class tailored for mature adults. Level 1-2.

Forever Fit
Let’s get physical! Enjoy energizing exercise for the body and the brain. The goal each class is to increase heart rate while engaging the mind. This class will take place mostly standing, but also has a seated option. Recommended for ages 55+ but everybody is welcome!

Heart & Sole
A low impact workout for all fitness levels. This class will improve your cardiovascular endurance, strength, and balance. Level 1-2.

H.I.I.T Body
Build a better body and a better you by joining us in H.I.I.T. Body. This High Intensity Interval Training class will help develop lean muscles and keep your body burning for hours after your workout. All levels welcome, but be prepared to work hard!

The Mashup
A workout for all levels that includes Strength & Agility, HIIT, and Mind Body. This is an amazing fitness combination that will have you achieving results faster while working on your cardiovascular and strength endurance. Level 1-3.

Pilates Reformer
Develop lean muscles as you improve your core strength. Our reformers allow you to tailor your workout to your fitness level.

J Step
J-Step is an energizing workout using a height-adjustable step and full body movements on, over and around the step. “Step” back in to a class developed as a high intensity, yet low impact workout. Improve your Strength, Coordination and Endurance by learning choreographed routines. Level 1-3.

Strength & More
Use weights, bands and your own body weight to build strength and endurance, increase bone density and decrease body fat as you increase your lean muscle mass. Level 2-3.

Stretch & Roll Class
Stretching improves flexibility, ease of movement and helps prevent injuries. Learn the basics of full-body stretching and foam rolling to release tight muscles, fascial adhesions and improve blood flow. Make the most of every stretch!

Tai Chi
An ancient Chinese exercise that contributes to physical, mental and spiritual well-being. A series of dance-like movements are linked in a continuous, smooth-flowing sequence. These easy-to-learn movements are progressive and coordinated with deep breathing to circulate and balance your body’s vital energy or chi.

TRX Suspension
The original, best-in-class workout that leverages gravity and your body weight to build strength and balance.

Yoga
We offer a variety of yoga classes for all fitness levels and abilities, from restorative to yoga flow. Increase your strength, flexibility and mindfulness.

Chair Yoga
Still your mind while building strength, flexibility and balance as we practice yoga with the aid of a chair. This is a great class for individuals who want to learn yoga in a safe, stable way. Level 1-2.

Gentle Yoga
Gentle back- and core-strengthening postures relieve stress and increase flexibility, balance and mobility. This class is great for beginners and those wanting a gentle practice. Level 1-2.

Restorative Yoga
Learn to relax deeply and leave each class feeling rejuvenated! Blankets, blocks, bolsters and straps support the body in restorative poses. Level 1.

Yin Yoga
Yin yoga is meditative practice which accesses deeper connective tissues and fascia. Increase your mobility, balance and peace of mind as you lubricate and protect your joints. Level 1-2.

Zumba
Get energized with red-hot international dance moves to spicy Latin rhythms. With the infectious music and easy-to-follow steps, you’ll be hooked!

NEW! Aging Backwards

Wednesdays at 11:45am & Saturdays at 11:30am

This one-hour, zero-impact exercise for active adults 55+ rebalances the entire body by simultaneously stretching and strengthening all 650 muscles and 320 joints to pre-choreographed music. Join us!

For more information, contact us at 480.481.7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

Aquatic Group Fitness

Getting fit is fun with one of our many aquatic group fitness classes in our resort-style, heated pools.

See our schedule. For more information, contact us at 480.481.7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

NEW! Aqua Zumba
We take the “work” out of workout by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Level 1 -3.

Aqua Core
This 30-minute shallow-water class focuses on core strength, full body toning, stability, endurance and range of motion. Level 1-3.

Aqua Deep
You control the intensity in this 45-minute deep-water workout. Flotation equipment stabilizes your posture for a no-impact, full-body workout. Must be comfortable in deep water. Level 1-3.

Aqua Fit
Improve your cardio fitness, endurance, strength and flexibility with this low-impact, 45-minute shallow-water resistance workout. Great for beginners and advanced participants. Uses buoys, noodles, kickboards and Aqualogix™️ bells. Level 1-3.

Aqua Tabata
This 45-minute, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) shallow-water workout improves your cardio fitness, endurance, strength and flexibility. Interval variations make this a great class for beginners to advanced participants. Level 1-3.

We have regular classes each week to progressively improve functional movement.

See our Parkinson’s programs.

Walkin’ Wednesdays – The J’s Walking Club

Starting September 4 – May at 9am

Join the J Walkers for a 1.5 mile walk through the J neighborhood. Bring water, wear your walking shoes and meet us every Wednesday at the flagpole. Strollers, dogs and all walking paces are welcome.

Members: Free.

Contact Membership at 480.481.7090 with any questions.

Hiking Club

In partnership with
The NikkiB Group

Like to HIKE? Then join the J Hiking Club!

Meet hike leader, Kristina Brown and your fellow J members at the trailhead for a beautiful morning of friendship and fitness. Directions and details will be emailed to you the week prior to the hike.

Members: FREE, but some trails may have a $7 trail fee.
Register below or call the membership desk at 480.481.7090.

Sunday, February 23 | 9am
Spur Cross Conservation – Metate Trail (Moderate, 3.5 miles)
Register online now or call the membership desk at 480.481.7090.

Sunday, March 22 | 9am
Pinnacle Peak (Moderate, 3.9 miles)
Register online now or call the membership desk at 480.481.7090.

Sunday, April 19 | 9am
South Mountain Preserve – Hidden Valley via Mormon Trail (Moderate, 4 miles)
Register online now or call the membership desk at 480.481.7090.

Sunday, May 24 | 7am
McDowell Sonoran Preserve – Gateway Loop (Moderately Difficult, 3.6 miles)
Register online now or call the membership desk at 480.481.7090.

Yoga

See our schedule. For more information, please contact 480.481.7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

Private Yoga Training
Individualize your yoga practice to ensure that postures are performed optimized in alignment with your body. Great for all levels.

60-min session | M: $75

For more information, contact us at 480.481.7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

Awakening Joy Yoga Specialty Series
Sunday, Nov. 17 | 11:35am-1:25pm
An all levels practice specifically designed to help alleviate the symptoms of stress related disorders, including anxiety and depression, as well as create profound peace, restoration and rejuvenation of the mind and body.
Members: $25 per class or $60 for all
Guests: $33 per class or $80 for all

For more information, contact us at 480.481.7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

Personal Training

Working with a personal trainer is one of the fastest, easiest and most successful ways to improve your health and fitness. Our trainers will customize a program to meet your needs: weight loss, increased strength, improved balance, functional training or enhanced overall health.

*All training sessions are by appointment only. Sessions do not carry over, are non-refundable and non-transferable. Additional terms and conditions listed separately.

For more information or to register, contact us at 480.481.7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

NEW! Post Rehab Program

Resolve old injuries. Decrease chronic pain. Continue your rehab progress. This comprehensive program addresses more than fitness and helps to improve your functional movement, strength and range of motion. A complimentary health assessment helps us create the perfect program tailored to your needs.

For pricing and information contact 480.481.7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

60-Minute Private Personal Training*
Each 60-minute session package includes a nutrition assessment and free unlimited nutrition coaching.

10-Session Package
$75 per session and you get 1 free session

20-Session Package
$70 per session and you get 2 free sessions

40-Session Package
$65 per session and you get 3 free sessions

*All private sessions must be used within 6 months of purchase.

For more information or to register, contact us at 480.481.7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

30-Minute Private Personal Training*
Each 30-minute session package includes a nutrition assessment.

10-Session Package
$45 per session and you get 1 free session

20-Session Package
$40 per session and you get 2 free sessions

40-Session Package
$35 per session and you get 3 free sessions

*All private sessions must be used within 6 months of purchase.

For more information or to register, contact us at 480.481.7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

Small Group Training*°
All group sessions are 60-minutes and include targeted workouts for glutes, arms, abs and cardio. Minimum of 3 people required; maximum of 8.

Group of 3-5 people
$25 per person, per session

Group of 5-8 people
$20 per person, per session

°Month-to-month. Must purchase a minimum of four sessions per month and must redeem in the same month purchased.

For more information or to register, contact us at 480.481.7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

Introductory Offer*
Receive two 60-minute personal training sessions, complete with free health assessment and nutrition analysis for just $109!

For more information or to register, contact us at 480.481.7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

Ask about our referral bonus!

BURN Fit

Our BURN Fit series uses High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to push you to the next level. Choose a 30- or 60-minute burn. With focus on strength and cardio, this series will keep you guessing and maximize your results. A small instructor-to-participant ratio provides individualized attention to ensure you are using perfect form and technique. Modifications and all fitness levels welcome.

$49 unlimited access, month to month. $20 drop-in rate.

INTRODUCTORY OFFER
New Member/Guest: 1 FREE WEEK of unlimited BURN Fit classes!

See our schedule. For more information or to register, contact us at 480.481.7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

Wellness + Nutrition

For more information or to register, contact us at 480.481.7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

Healthy Eating 101
Second & Fourth Wednesdays | 11am-noon

Take control of your health and learn how to eat in a way that supports your health and your lifestyle. This class will help you get more out of J workouts and even more out of life!

Free for members.

Pilates

Pilates is proven to help develop optional strength, flexibility, endurance, and posture without adding bulk or stressing your joints. The perfect complement to cardiovascular exercise, athletic training or rehabilitation, Pilates will leave you looking toned, feeling revitalized and moving with ease.

See our schedule. For more information or to register, contact us at 480.481.7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

Introduction to Pilates

1 60-minute Pilates Reformer class

Members: Free

For more information or to register, contact us at 480.481.7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

Pilates Reformer Classes
Brisk-paced, flowing movements on the Pilates Reformer provide a full-body workout that improves core strength, balance and flexibility. Our studio includes reformers with Trapeze and Combo Chairs. If you are new to Pilates, try one of our slower-paced Fundamental Reformer classes.

See our schedule for available classes.

Pilates Reformer Group Classes

1 class| Members: $35
5 classes | Members: $125
10 classes | Members: $200
20 classes | Members: $300

Intro to Group Pilates offer: 5 classes for $75

For more information or to register, contact us at 480.481.7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

Private Pilates Sessions

Private Pilates Reformer sessions are tailored to your unique needs and goals. Session techniques and equipment vary and evolve as your form, strength and flexibility improve. Options include 60-minute and 30-minute sessions.

Intro to Private Pilates offer: 3 60-minute sessions for $149

Member Pricing
1 session |$52 30-min; $75 60-min
5 sessions | $225 30-min; $325 60-min
10 sessions | $400 30-min; $575 60-min

Guest Pricing
1 60-min Private | $100
5 60-min sessions | $425
10 60-min sessions | $800

For more information or to register, contact us at 480.481.7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

Aquatics

Get into the swim of things at The J! All fees except private lessons are per month. An additional $25 registration fee applies to all aquatics programs.

For more information, contact us at 480.481.7035 or aquatics@vosjcc.org.

J Swim Academy
Our J Swim Academy fosters academic and physical excellence through swimming. The academy is a year-round tiered-structured swim program that teaches water safety to all four competitive strokes, advancing from J Babies to J Squad.

All program pricing is per month, and all classes are based on 30-minute sessions once or twice a week.

1x/Week
M: $85 | G: $125

2x/Week
M: $130 | G: $195

Entry Points and Program Flow (based on age and ability)

J Swim Academy Flowchart

J Babies
Ages 6 months to 3 years
Maximum: 6 parents and 6 babies per class
This class helps young children to be happy and safe in, around and under the water. This class creates special moments with mom, dad or a special family member (with the help of a teacher) while children enjoy the water. Through games, songs and routines, students learn to float on their backs and to be comfortable submerging and breathing. Students may advance to J Grads or J Prep, depending on their skill level.

J Grads
Ages 18 months to 3 years
Maximum: 3 students per class
This class is for children who have graduated from J Babies. Children are introduced to pop-up breathing, streamline kicking, advanced back float with kicking and overarm freestyle stroke. Upon mastering these skills, students may advance to J Prep Level 1.

J Prep
Ages 3-5
Maximum: 4 students per class

Level 1
J Prep Level 1 teaches children to prone float and to streamline kick unassisted for five yards with their faces in the water except when recovering to breathe. They also learn to back float. Upon mastering these skills, students advance to J Prep Level 2 or J School Level 2, based on age.

Level 2
J Prep Level 2 teaches children the overarm freestyle stroke (no breathing) and kicking on their backs. Side breathing is introduced, as well as the butterfly and breaststroke kicks. Upon mastering these skills, students are eligible to advance to our J Prep Level 3 or J School Level 3, based on age.

Level 3
J Prep Level 3 is geared towards strong swimmers who have achieved all the Level 2 skills. The main goal in this class is to master side breathing and backstroke arms with kicking. It also introduces butterfly and breaststroke arms. Upon mastering these skills and being able to swim freestyle and backstroke for 15 yards, students are eligible to advance to one of our J Squad programs.

J School
Ages 6+
Maximum: 5 students per class

Level 1
This class is for school-age children who are learning to swim. Students become comfortable submerging and floating on their backs. Streamline floating and kicking are also taught. Upon achieving these skills, students can progress to J School Level 2.

Level 2
This class is for children who are comfortable in the water, but have limited swimming experience. Students learn overarm freestyle stroke for five yards, side breathing, backstroke kicking and kicking for both butterfly and breaststroke. Upon mastering these skills, students can progress to J School Level 3.

Level 3
This class concentrates on teaching freestyle with side breathing and correct backstroke. It also introduces butterfly and breaststroke arms. Students must be able to swim both freestyle and backstroke for 15 yards to advance to J Squad Level 1.

J Squad
1-Hour Classes
Ages 6+
Maximum: 8 students per group

Level 1
This class places greater emphasis on all four strokes: back, breast, butterfly and freestyle. It also introduces flip-turns and basic dive progressions. Students must be able to swim both freestyle and backstroke for 50 yards and butterfly and breaststroke for 25 yards to advance to J Squad Level 2.

Level 2
Emphasis is placed on endurance, performance, perfecting all four strokes and mastering all competitive starts and turns. Upon mastering these skills, students may advance to the J Swim Club (JSC).

Register for J Swim Academy today! For more information, contact us at 480.481.7035 or aquatics@vosjcc.org.

J Swim Club
J Swim Club is a year-round swim team for youth ages 5-18 of all levels, as well as collegiate swimmers. We are affiliated with USA Swimming and Arizona Swimming LSC. Our certified coaches help each swimmer to reach his or her full potential and to compete in local, regional, and out- of-state venues. Swim competitions range from novice to national levels.

Copper
Practice Schedule
Mon-Wed: 6:15-7:15pm
Tue-Thu: 5-6:30pm, includes dryland
Fri: 4:15-5:30pm
Sat: 10-11:30am
M: $85 | G: $125

Bronze
Practice Schedule
Mon-Wed: 5-6:15pm
Tue-Thu: 5-6:30pm, includes dryland
Fri: 4:15-5:30pm
Sat: 10-11:30am
M: $85 | G: $125

Silver
Practice Schedule
Mon-Wed: 5-6:30pm
Tue-Thu: 5-7pm, includes dryland
Fri: 4-5:30pm
Sat: 10-11:30am
M: $150 | G: $200

Gold
Practice Schedule
Mon-Wed: 5-6:30pm
Tue-Thu: 5-7pm, includes dryland
Fri: 4-5:30pm
Sat: 10-11:30am
M: $150 | G: $200

Platinum
Practice Schedule
Mon-Wed: 4:30-6:15pm
Tue-Thu: 4:15-6:30pm, includes dryland
Fri: 4-5:30pm
Sat: 8-10am
M: $175 | G: $225

Senior
Practice Schedule
Mon-Wed-Fri: 5-6:30am
Mon-Wed: 2:45-5pm
Tue-Thu: 2:45-5:45pm, includes dryland
Fri: 2:45-5pm
Sat: 8-10am
M: $175 | G: $225

Register for J Swim Club today! For more information, contact us at 480.481.7035 or aquatics@vosjcc.org.

J Masters
J Masters is designed for swimmers ages 19+ of all skill levels who want to swim for recreation, health and competition. Practice sessions are led by our USA/USMS-certified coaching staff. J Master swimmers also have access to clinics throughout the year and private instruction upon request.

Practice Schedule
Mon-Fri: 11:30am-1pm

M: $50 | G: $75 / per month, includes Adult Water Polo

Register for J Masters today! For more information, contact us at 480.481.7035 or aquatics@vosjcc.org.

J Private Swim Lessons
We offer private lessons to people of all ages and skill level who are seeking a more personal approach to learning to swim. Lessons are taught by certified instructors and coaches and improve stroke technique, sport performance and build a healthier lifestyle.

30-min session: M: $50 | G: $75

Register for youth and adult private swim lessons today! For more information, contact us at 480.481.7035 or aquatics@vosjcc.org.

J Youth Water Polo
Your child will have a ball and make new friends while learning to catch, pass, shoot and score with our professional coaching staff in this exciting, action-packed sport! Focus is on sportsmanship, strategy and teamwork.

Mon-Wed: 6-8pm – Advanced, includes dryland
Tue-Thu: 6-7:30pm – Beginners, includes dryland
Fri: 4-5:30pm – Advanced, dryland only
Sun: 2:30-4pm – Beginners and Advanced, water only

Monthly Fee: M: $85 | Guests: $125

Register for J Youth Water Polo today! For dates, times and more information, contact us at 480.481.7035 or aquatics@vosjcc.org.

J Adult Water Polo
Join us for fitness and camaraderie as you enjoy water polo fun with our professional coaches.

Sun | 4-5:30 pm

Monthly fee includes Masters: M: $50 | G: $75

Register for J Adult Water Polo today! For dates, times and more information, contact us at 480.481.7035 or aquatics@vosjcc.org.

J Lifeguard Training Classes
Register in one of our monthly American Red Cross-certification courses that teach: lifeguarding responsibilities, rescue skills, and includes CPR/ AED for the Professional Rescuer certification. Participants must complete two prerequisite skills:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously, using freestyle (front crawl) and breaststroke
  • Swim 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object in both hands (head out of water), and climb out of the pool without using the steps or ladder within 1 minute 40 seconds

In addition, participants must be age 15 or older by the completion of the class. Proof of age is required the first class day. Registration is final.

Class Fee: $275 includes CPR mask.

Register for J Lifeguard Training Classes today! For dates, times and more information, contact us at 480.481.7035 or aquatics@vosjcc.org.

Visit JSwimshop.com to purchase all of your J Swim gear and/or apparel, including swimsuits, goggles, fins, paddles, snorkels, baby diapers and much more!

Also open daily by the activity pool!

Youth Basketball

For more information, contact us at 480.481.7016 or sports@vosjcc.org.

Jeff Berkowitz Youth Basketball League
Jeff Berkowitz Youth Basketball League

Ventura Basketball AcademySundays, Jan. 12 – Mar. 22
Boys & Girls Grades Pre-K-6

Young players participate in 10 weeks of skill development and exciting game play emphasizing Jeff’s core values of Respect, Perseverance, Integrity and Community as they learn what it takes to be an all-star athlete on and off the court. Focus of this non-competitive league is on the fundamental and building your child’s confidence. Game jersey and awards included.

Team Practices & Games:
Sundays, Jan. 12-Mar. 22

No practice or game Feb. 2
Pre K-K| Noon-1pm
Grades 1-2 | 12:15-1:45pm or 1-2:30pm
Grades 3-4| 1:45-3:15pm or 2:30-4pm
Grades 5-6| 3:15-4:45pm

Members: $115 | Guests: $170 before Nov. 30
Members: $135 | Guests: $190 after Nov. 30

Limited spots available.

PreK-K: Register here!

Grades 1-2: Register here!

Grades 3-4: Register here!

Grades 5-7: Register here!

Youth Soccer

For more information, contact us at 480.481.7016 or sports@vosjcc.org.

J Rec Soccer
Boys & Girls Grades PreK-K
Sundays, Jan. 19-Mar. 1 | 1:45-2:45pm
No game on Feb. 2

Boys and girls will improve their motor skills, coordination and self-confidence while developing appropriate game skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting and teamwork. Game uniform and awards included.

WE NEED PARENT COACHES!
Save 50% on your child’s registration when you become a coach! No experience necessary. We provide practice plans weekly step-by-step instructions. Limited to the first 8 parent who respond. Contact us to register as a coach and receive the discounted registration.

Members: $110 | Guests: $155 Before Dec. 9
Members: $130 | Guests: $175 After Dec. 9

Register online now or call Membership at 480.481.7090.

Youth Swimming

For more information, contact us at 480.481.7035 or aquatics@vosjcc.org.

See our swim programs and sign up today!

Jewish Youth Group Sports League – “The League”

For more information, contact us at 480.481.7016 or sports@vosjcc.org.

Jan. 26-May 3, 2020

Sundays | 5-7pm

The League is the collaborative basketball league of BBYO, NCSY, NFTY, USY and The J and is THE place to be for Jewish teens grades 9-12 on Sunday evenings! Not in a youth group? Join one today!

Program includes:

  • 7-10 weeks of tournament play (depends on number of teams)
  • Playoffs and championship for top teams
  • The League T-shirt
  • Closing awards

M: $75 | G: $95

Register online now or call Membership at 480.481.7090.

The League is funded in part by the Howard A. Levey Memorial Fund and
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Maccabi

For more information, contact us at maccabi@vosjcc.org.

Youth Tennis

JCC Jr. Tennis Champs with Seth Korey

Tuesdays, January 28 – March 3 | 4-5:30pm
Thursdays, January 30 – March 5 | 4-5:30pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 28 – March 5 | 4-5:30pm

These clinics are designed to develop players ages 4-12 through our red, orange and green dot ball phases. Coaches put a strong emphasis on building fundamental strokes and footwork patterns. Students will learn to work together, develop hand eye coordination and understand the game of tennis earlier.

Register for Tuesdays

Register for Thursdays

Register for Tuesdays and Thursdays

Adult Sports

For more information, contact us at 480.481.7016 or sports@vosjcc.org.

Members-Only Pickup Basketball
Wednesdays | 7-9pm
Sundays: Early-Play, 7:30-10:00am | Late-Play, 9:30-11:30am

Just want to shoot some hoops? The J makes it easy for you to play with pickup basketball on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Meet other members on the court and have some fun! Ages 18+.

Free, for members.

J Adult Tennis Program with Seth Korey Tennis Academy
Sundays | 9-10:30am
The Scottsdale McCormick, 7421 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale 85258

These clinics are for tennis players of all levels, beginner through advanced. They will offer a variety of game enhancing drills to develop fundamentals, strategic skills and pointers to strengthen your game, point play to practice new skills, and a great cardio workout. All levels welcome!

Single class pricing: register here!

Monthly pricing: register here!

Pickleball

Members-Only Pickleball
Monday – Fridays | 7-9am
Time is subject to change

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing racquet sports in the country! It combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong and is fun for people of all skill levels and ages.

Free, for members.

Not a member? Join today! Contact 480.483.7121 or membership@vosjcc.org.

Racquetball

Tuesdays & Thursdays | 4-6pm
Sundays | 9:30-11:30am

With a state-of-the-art racquetball court, there is no stopping a good game! Racquetball is not only a great workout, it is also a fun fitness activity for all ages and skill levels.

Free for J members.

For more information, contact us at 480.483.7121 or membership@vosjcc.org.

Did you know you can rent our courts and fields?

With two full-size, indoor basketball courts and racquetball court, as well as manicured soccer fields, there is no stopping a good game! Have your basketball, soccer, cheerleading, gymnastics, volleyball or racquetball event at The J! We’re open to all, so come check what our facility has to offer.

For more information, contact 480.481.7016 or sports@vosjcc.org.

Preschool Early Childhood Center Programs

For more information, please contact 480.659.7769 or earlychildhood@vosjcc.org.

PJ Library

For more information, contact 480.481.7112 or pjlibrary@vosjcc.org.

Become a Book Bubbie or Zadie!

Pardes Jewish Day School, in partnership with PJ Library and the Bureau of Jewish Education, presents this amazing opportunity!

Join us to read stories to your grandchildren in their classrooms!

Pardes Jewish Day School will be hosting a kick-off event and brief volunteer training in the Fall of 2019.

For more information, please contact grandparents@pardesschool.org.

BJEPardes Jewish Day School

Youth Break Camps

Shemesh Camp at The J… All Year Long!

When school is out, Shemesh Camp at The J is in!

For campers grades K-6

Shemesh camp is jam-packed with fun! Campers will have a blast as they play bizarre games on Mystery Mondays, make something yummy to eat on Tasty Tuesdays, enjoy a fun-filled field trip on Wednesdays, throw down as they play friendly competitions on Thursdays and have a fantastically fun Friday! Campers will be fully engaged, have fun and forge friendships as they disconnect from technology.

For more information, contact us at 480.634.4949 or shemesh@vosjcc.org.

Shemesh School’s Out Camp

February 17 | April 10

Grades K-6

Members: $55 | Guests: $83

MLK & President’s Day camps FREE for 5-day/week Club J students. Preregistration required.

Returning families register here

New families register here

 

Shemesh Spring Break Camp

March 9-13 | March 16-20

Grades K-6

Members: $220 | Guests: $300 weekly
Members: $55 | Guests: $83 daily

Campers will attend a field trip each Thursday. Additional $10 fee for campers signed up for Thursday only. 

Returning families register here

New families register here

 

Shemesh Summer Camp

For information about our fantastic summer program, please click here!

Shemesh Camp Maccabiah Games

Date and time TBD
Parents and campers battle each other in a friendly yet spirited Shemesh Maccabiah games. Fun challenges include nosedive, tin foil sculptures, trivia contest and much more!
Free

Registration opens January 15.

AM/PM Extended Care

Need care for your camper before or after camp? We’ve got you covered!

AM Extended Care: 7:30-9am | PM Extended Care: 3-6pm (5pm Fridays)

Members
1 Day AM OR PM: $15
Weekly AM OR PM: $66
Weekly Combo AM AND PM: $121

Guests
1 Day AM OR PM: $18
Weekly AM OR PM: $73
Weekly Combo AM AND PM: $142

Late Fees

There is an additional $25 late registration fee for camps joined after noon on Friday the week prior and a $15 late fee for AM and PM Extended Care.

Refund Policy

The last date for a full refund for Intersession Camp must be requested at a minimum of 1 week prior to camp. At the fifth day, 50% refund is given. Four days or less there is no refund.

Club J and After School Enrichment

Grades K-4

Mondays – Thursdays | 4pm & 5pm

Session 1: Jan. 13-Mar. 5
Session 2: Classes announced in Feb.
CJ: Club J | M: Members | G: Guests

Some classes have limited spots and are available on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, please contact 480.634.4949 or youth@vosjcc.org.

Mondays  |  4pm

Homework Help | Grades 1-4
Quiet time to complete or get assistance with homework.
CJ: Free

Register online now!

Kinder King | Kindergarten
Kindergartners participate in silly games, obstacle courses & more.
CJ: Free

Register online now!

Jewelry Making | Grades K-4
Explore & create in all of the latest fashion & trends!
Materials Fee – CJ: $30 | M: $50 | G: $75

Register online now!

World of Sports | Grades 2-4
Basketball, soccer, volleyball, floorball, pickleball & much more!
Materials Fee – CJ: Free | M: $60 | G: $100

Register online now!

Imagination Station | Grades K-4
Get creative with Lalaloopsy, squishies, LOL Surprise dolls, My Little Pony & princesses of all kinds.
CJ: Free

Register online now!

Messy Science & STEM | Grades 2-4
Creating masterpieces in a fun & creative way.
Materials Fee – CJ: $60 | M: $100 | G: $170

Register online now!

Mondays  |  5pm

Free-Play Zone | Grades K-4
Free choice, non-structured, supervised play.
CJ: Free

Register online now!

Lego World | Grades K-1
Weekly themed Lego building community.
CJ: Free

Register online now!

Large Group Games | Grades K-1
Organized play, through team building & promoting kindness.
CJ: Free

Register online now!

Gaga for Gaga | Grades 2-4
Learn & perfect the rules of the game in fun & in competition.
CJ: Free

Register online now!

Tuesdays  |  4pm

Homework Help | Grades 1-4
Quiet time to complete or get assistance with homework.
CJ: Free

Register online now!


Kinder King | Kindergarten
Kindergartners participate in silly games, obstacle courses & more.
CJ: Free

Register online now!


Love & Basketball | Grades 2-4
Learn & master the fundamentals of basketball.
CJ: Free | M: $60 | G: $90

Register online now!


Kidz Jam | Grades K-4
Learn cool dance performances to current hit music.
Materials Fee – CJ: $50 | M: $100 | G: $125

Register online now!


Full STEAM Ahead! | Grades K-4
Join us for a fun ride with science using hands on materials.
Materials Fee – CJ: $30 | M: $50 | G: $75

Register online now!


Crafternoons with Masterpieces | Grades K-4
Hands on, fun arts & crafts masterpieces.
Materials Fee – CJ: $75 | M: $125 | G: $175

Register online now!


Pokémon Club | Grades K-4
Kids will love this ALL THINGS Pokémon class!
CJ: Free

Register online now!

Tuesdays  |  5pm

Free-Play Zone | Grades K-4
Free choice, non-structured, supervised play.
CJ: Free

Register online now!


Lego World | Grades 2-4
Weekly themed Lego building community.
CJ: Free

Register online now!


Star Wars Club | Grades K-4
Out of this galaxy games, crafts & activities for all things Star Wars!
CJ: Free

Register online now!


Gaga for Gaga | Grades K-1
Learn & perfect the rules of the game in fun & in competition.
CJ: Free

Register online now!

Wednesdays  |  4pm

Homework Help | Grades 1-4
Quiet time to complete or get assistance with homework.
CJ: Free

Register online now!


Kinder King | Kindergarten
Kindergartners participate in silly games, obstacle courses & more.
CJ: Free

Register online now!


3, 2, 1…Blast Off! | Grades K-4
Fly into outer space to create & learn more about our wonderful planets!
Materials Fee – CJ: $75 | M: $125 | G: $175

Register online now!


W.O.W. (Wild Out Wednesdays) | Grades K-4
Weekly themed displays of talent. Bring your “A” game!!! (ex: singing, dancing, hidden talents, improv, role-play and more.)
CJ: Free

Register online now!


Girly Girlz | Grades 1-4
Glitter, glam & glory!!!
Materials Fee – CJ: $50 | M: $80 | G: $100

Register online now!

Wednesdays  |  5pm

Free-Play Zone | Grades K-4
Free choice, non-structured, supervised play.
CJ: Free

Register online now!


Rhythm & Rock | Grades K-4
Rock out with all different musical games & activities.
CJ: Free

Register online now!


Fun with Art | Grades 2-4
Hands-on, themed arts & crafts using all different art mediums.
CJ: Free

Register online now!


Gaga for Gaga | Grades 2-4
Learn & perfect the rules of the game in fun & in competition.
CJ: Free

Register online now!

Thursdays  |  4pm

Homework Help | Grades 1-4
Quiet time to complete or get assistance with homework.
CJ: Free

Register online now!


Kinder King | Kindergarten
Kindergartners participate in silly games, obstacle courses & more.
CJ: Free

Register online now!


Sweet Kitchen Treats | Grades 2-4
A new baking adventure each week!
Materials Fee – CJ: $75 | M: $150 | G: $200

Register online now!


Lego World | Grades K-1
Weekly themed Lego building community.
CJ: Free

Register online now!


Act Out | Grades K-4
Beginning & experienced performers explore characterization & scene work.
Materials Fee – CJ: $50 | M: $100 | G: $125

Register online now!

Thursdays  |  5pm

Free-Play Zone | Grades K-4
Free choice, non-structured, supervised play.
CJ: Free

Register online now!


Chess Master | Grades K-4
From stalemate to checkmate, students learn fundamentals & strategic skills.
Materials Fee – CJ: $50 | M: $75 | G: $125

Register online now!


Rockwall | Grades K-4
Students learn rock climbing skills, strength & endurance techniques.
CJ: Free

Register online now!


Sweet Kitchen Treats | Grades K-1
A new baking adventure each week!
Materials Fee – CJ: $75 | M: $150 | G: $200

Register online now!

Youth Sports

For more information, contact us at 480.481.7016 or sports@vosjcc.org.

Tween + Teen Programs

For more information, contact us at 480.634.4949 or youth@vosjcc.org.

J Teen Fitness Academy
Mondays & Wednesdays | 4-5pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays |4-5pm

Instill an early love for fitness in your teens and tweens as they experience a variety of fitness formats and learn proper form and technique. Mondays and Wednesdays focuses on a variety of HIIT and strength training, while Tuesdays and Thursdays emphasis Burn Fit class. All exercises are led by our expert staff and tailored for youth ages 11-17.

$39 per month, unlimited classes (up to 4 classes per week)

Register online now or at the membership desk.

Tween Lounge
Monday-Thursday | 3:30-6pm
Friday | 3:30-5pm

Free for our J tween members! Our lounge is a great place for 5-8 graders to relax after school. Supervised safe tween environment for kids to chill, work on homework, hang out with friends, play video games and much more.

For more information, contact 480.634.4949 or tweens@vosjcc.org.

*Check out our Ruach tween camp under Youth Break Camps for epic fun on school’s out days!

J Teen Connect AZ
J Teen Connect AZ is the information hub for all things Jewish teen! We work to engage teens so they connect, have fun, become leaders, find jobs, travel, learn, do mitzvahs and more!

Visit J Teen Connect AZ!

For more information, contact 480.481.7111 or jteen@vosjcc.org.

SAT and ACT Practice Test Programs
The J is proud to partner with Princeton Review to offer free practice test sessions and discounted courses to assure your child’s success.

Princeton Review has been providing personalized, innovative, best-in-class private tutoring, test prep, and admission products and services to help students achieve their academic goals.

Register now for free practice tests and events.

See discounted J offerings at princetonreview.com/vosjcc.

The Princeton Review

Not a J Family Member? No problem, check out our Teen Membership!
We want The J to be your t(w)een’s home away from home, so we created a new membership just for them. For just $30* a month, children 11 & 12 years of age can work out in our cardio area, play basketball, hit the racquetball and sports courts or just hang out in the Teen Lounge with friends. Those 13 and older can also use the weight room and aquatics facilities without parental supervision. Does not qualify for member discounts on programs, including camp.

For more information, contact Membership at 480.634.4909 or membership@vosjcc.org.

Kid’s Night Out!

For more information, contact us at 480.634.4949 or youth@vosjcc.org.

Kid’s Night Out
Saturdays | 6-10pm
Grades K-4 or Grades 5-8

Families will get to drop their kids off at The J while they have a well-deserved night out! We have fun, interactive experiences everyone can enjoy! They’ll get to play fun games, watch a movie, have a yummy pizza dinner and Kosher snacks and much more!
Members: $15 | Guests: $20 per child per night out
Additional $5 for registration the week of KNO

Register online for January 25
Register online for March 28
Register online for May 16

In partnership with
Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

PJ Library / PJ Our Way

For more information, contact 480.481.7112 or pjlibrary@vosjcc.org.

PJ Library of Phoenix’s 4th Annual Family Camp

April 17-19

Camp Daisy and Harry Stein in Prescott, AZ

Join PJ Library for a fun-filled, action-packed weekend to include: Shabbat and Havdalah, arts and crafts, nature walks, kosher-style meals, rock wall, ropes course and more! Space is limited. Families will be housed together. Living accommodations are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Fees include: meals (Friday Shabbat Dinner-Sunday Breakfast), programming staffing, activities for each family member attending and free childcare.

Registration Fees:

Sponsored by

Private Suite

Two Bedrooms & Private Bathroom – Only one available!

$750 per family before Feb. 16
$850 per family after Feb. 16

Register for the private suite

Private Cabin

One Bedroom

$515 per family before Feb. 16
$615 per family after Feb. 16

Register for the private cabin

One Bedroom & Shared Bathroom

$600 per family before Feb. 16
$700 per family after Feb. 16

Register for the private cabin and shared bathroom 

Camp-Style

Shared Cabin (one or two additional families)

$315 per family before Feb. 16
$415 per family after Feb. 16

Register for the shared cabin

PJ Our Way offers the gift of exceptional books with Jewish themes to kids ages 9-11 – books that they choose themselves!

Find out more about PJ Our Way and register today!

Become a Book Bubbie or Zadie!

Pardes Jewish Day School, in partnership with PJ Library and the Bureau of Jewish Education, presents this amazing opportunity!

Join us to read stories to your grandchildren in their classrooms!

Pardes Jewish Day School will be hosting a kick-off event and brief volunteer training in the Fall of 2019.

For more information, please contact grandparents@pardesschool.org.

BJEPardes Jewish Day School

There are currently no Youth PJ Library programs scheduled. See our preschool PJ Library programs.

PJ Our Way offers the gift of exceptional books with Jewish themes to kids ages 9-11 – books that they choose themselves!

Find out more about PJ Our Way and register today!

Kids Birthday Parties

Why stress? We do it all and we clean up the mess! Relax and let The J take care of all the details. Whatever the theme, we will make your child’s special day fun and memorable, and best of all… we clean up the mess.

Generic paper goods and balloons are included. Themed paper goods and/or balloons are additional and available upon request. All parties are two hours.

Ask us about our partnership with Storybook Entertainment to bring some of your favorite characters to your party!

For more information and to schedule a party, contact us at 480.634.4949 or youth@vosjcc.org.

Craft Party
Your budding artist will love this one! With the help of our art specialists, party goers create fun, age-appropriate crafts such as pillows, clay projects and even stained glass!

Members: $375 up to 20 children; $8 per additional child

Pajama/Spa Party
Your child and her friends enjoy a spa day in their PJs! Our ‘spa specialists’ will pamper your party goers with manicures, cucumber facials, makeup and hair! Fun games round out this party.

Members: $300 up to 20 children; $12 per additional child

Sports Party
Perfect for the active child! Our head coach and referee keep the fun going with games such as dodge ball, basketball and more! Let your birthday child pick their favorite sports & teams!

Members: $350 up to 20 children; $8 per additional child

Swim & Splash Party
Enjoy our gorgeous aquatics center with two sparkling pools and 2,500-square-foot splash pad. A staff member is in the pool playing games and helping create a splashin’ good time! Professional lifeguards on duty.

Members: $450 up to 20 children & 20 adults; $12 per additional child; $15 per additional adult

Rock Wall Add-On
Want a bit more adventure? Add an additional thrill to your party package! Enjoy an additional hour at our 26-foot rock wall with trained staff.

Members: $125 up to 20 children; $8 per additional child

Explore the World in Comfort With Viking

Thursday, February 6 | Noon

Enjoy a lite lunch with Mr. Reiner Marks while he showcases how you can explore the world with Viking Cruises’ ocean and river cruises. Exclusive savings for those that attend. Kosher lunch provided.

Free, but registration required by February 4.

To register, contact Lynette at Lynetteh@vosjcc.org or 480.481.7040.

Infertility 101 Happy Hour

February 27 | 6pm

Interested in learning about fertility and when is the ideal time to visit a specialist? Curious about the latest pre-pregnancy health tips? Meet Dr. Shane Lipskind, J member and fertility doctor, as he covers these topics and much more!

Dr. Shane Lipskind trained at two of the country’s top OBGYN, reproductive endocrinology, and infertility programs – Northwestern and Harvard. He’s worked alongside 10 board-certified reproductive endocrinologists, managing over 1,700 fresh IVF cycles per year, and performed hundreds of surgeries, egg retrievals, and embryo transfers. He has passionately channeled the skill and insight inherited from his world-class mentors into his 6 years of family development at Arizona Center for Fertility Studies. And, 91% of the first 36 patients to have embryo transfers in 2019 became pregnant.

Free.

To register, contact Lynette at lynetteh@vosjcc.org (all lowercase on the email address) or 480.481.7040.

Sponsored by

ACFS Fertility

Culture + Learning

For more information, please contact 480.481.7024 or adultcl@vosjcc.org.

Become a C&L Member and Save! Just $18 per month

The Active Adult Cultural & Learning Membership is open to all individuals aged 65+ who wish to participate in active adult programs, classes, lifelong-learning and trips at the member rate. Members also enjoy priority registration for all trips. Use of the fitness facilities and fitness classes are not included.

Contact the Membership Desk for details, 480.483.7121 or membership@vosjcc.org.

Keep Calm and Play Mahjong

6:30-8:30pm

Have you watched your friends, mother and grandmother play mahjong and wanted to learn? Or are you an avid player and want to pass the game onto others? Well then this is the event for you! Mahjong is a tile-based game that was developed in China during the Qing dynasty and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century. Come teach, learn and play with women of all ages! Wine and snacks will be served. Bring your Mahjong card if you have one or purchase one the night of the event for $8.

Members: $10 | Guests: $15

Register for January
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BAGELS (Bagels And Gabbing Every Last Sunday) Group
Last Sunday of every month | 9:30-11:30am

Come to schmooze, munch on bagels and drink your morning coffee! Bring a friend and meet new people! You must register each month to attend. Cost at the door will increase by $5. Bagels and coffee will be provided.

Members: Free | Guests: $5
Register now for January 26.
Register now for February 23.
Register now for March 29.
Register now for April 26.
Register now for May 31.

Sponsored by

New York Bagels 'N Bialys

Mitzvah Monday: Cookies for Hospice

1-2:30pm

Come to the J Kitchen and bake cookies for patients and their families at Hospice of the Valley. The cookies are delivered and provide a bit of light during a dark time. All ingredients and materials provided. Space is limited. Register by September 3.

Members: $5 | Guests: $10
Register now for February 3.
Register now for March 2.

In partnership with

Hospice of the Valley

Sponsored by

Expressions Home Gallery

Bling Series 101

January 23 | 10-11am

In this beginner jewelry class, Desert Moon & Gem owner, Catherine Hildenbrand, will demonstrate and explain all the basic and essential beading and jewelry-making techniques to make a beautiful beaded bracelet. We’ll discuss choosing the right stretch cord for your beads, how to make a tassel, how to tie your knot, the correct way to open a jump ring and much more! All materials included.

Members: $15 | Guests: $25

Register online now!

Sponsored by:
Liza Czopp

A Look at Mental Health and Childhood Trauma: The Darrell Hammond Story

January 28 | 6:30-8:30pm

In Cracked Up, director Michelle Esrick’s award-winning documentary, we witness the impact of childhood trauma through the story of comedian, actor and Saturday Night Live legend Darrell Hammond. While he wowed SNL audiences for 14 seasons, Hammond suffered behind the scenes from debilitating flashbacks, self-injury and addictions, symptoms which were misdiagnosed by over 40 doctors. Following the movie, marriage and family therapists, Elizabeth and Kelly from the Mederi Group, will be on hand to answer questions.

Members: $15 | Guests: $20

Register online now!

Sponsored by:
Connections in Home Care

The Academy Awards Preview

January 31 | 1-2pm

Join us as director and actor Gary Zaro discusses the top Oscar nominees. Who will win and who should win? Weigh in on your opinion and cast your ballot. Even if you haven’t seen all the films, you won’t want to miss this sensational hour.

Members: $10 | Guests: $15

Register online now!

Colorme Canvas

February 4 | 6-8pm

Join artist, Debra Lee Murrow, and create your own personal Word Art on canvas. Learn to create with oil paint sticks and explore expression of theme and color while finding the artist within. Wine and snacks will be served.

Members: $30 | Guests: $40

Register online now!

Sponsored by:
Guardian Mortgage - Susan Underwood

Learn to Play Canasta!

6 classes, Tuesdays
February 4 – March 10 | Noon-2pm

Join instructor Sherry Leonescu to learn the game of Canasta and enjoy playing with friends in no time. By the end of the course you will be able to play with different partners and hone in on your skills. It’s easy and fun!

Members: $100 | Guests: $150

Register online now!

Ignite the Organizer in You

February 10 | 6:30-7:30pm

Desire to get more organized this year but not sure where to start, nor how to tackle it all? Join renowned organization expert, Danielle Wurth, as she demonstrates how understanding matters of your heart and mind can lead to the transformation of any space without frustrating fails. Danielle is the Founder and CEO of Wurth Organizing LLC, the only Exclusive Brand Partner of the Container Store in Metro Phoenix. She is also the best-selling author of Ignite the Organizer in You.

Members: $10 | Guests: $15

Register online now!

Sponsored by

Expressions Home Gallery

A Look at Mental Health: Mindfulness Meditation

February 12 | 6:30-7:30pm

Mindfulness Meditation is the awareness that comes from paying attention on purpose, and being totally present without judgement. It helps us to realize where we hold emotion, thoughts and tension within our body, and helps us notice those negative thoughts that play around and around in our minds. Getting used to paying attention on purpose helps to lessen feelings of anxiety and stress, creating space in our hearts to be more compassionate, patient and loving with ourselves and those around us –  and when we begin to be more positive on a continuous basis, we start to attract more of what we want instead of what we don’t want! Terri Kaiser is a certified practitioner of Mindfulness Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Reiki and Sound Journeys.

Members: $10 | Guests: $15

Register online now!

Sponsored by:
ACFS Fertility

Eat Well, Live Well, Age Well

February 13 | 1-2pm

Come and learn from author, Patricia Greenberg, about the most current information on how to stay well, and age well. Learn what research is showing as to what we can do now to keep ourselves strong as we age – including nutritional tips, how to keep active and ways to challenge your brain. The book Eat Well, Live Well, Age Well will be available for purchase.

Members: $5 | Guests: $10

Register online now!

Sponsored by:
LiveColderCryo logo

Collecting Bling: Fabulous Jewels and the Women Who Wore Them

February 19 | 10-11:30am

Join art and jewelry historian, Jan Krulick-Belin, as she examines some of the great jewelry collections belonging to royals, aristocrats, divas, socialites and Hollywood starlets – from the famous to the infamous.  You will also learn what you need to know about your own jewelry collections from fine to faux, costume and vintage – their care, documentation, auctions and other collecting sources.

Members: $10 | Guests: $15

Register online now!

Sponsored by:
Adlers at AZ Best Real Estate

Analysis of Motion Pictures

February 20 | 6-8pm

Ever wonder what makes a classic film a classic? A great story is key, but what is a great story without a keen understanding of visual design? Join movie producer and professor, Jeffrey Cooper, as he demonstrates an exploration of the essential visual and psychological elements that comprise cinematic language. Through lecture, discussion and film excerpts from Academy-Award Winning Best Picture The Silence of the Lambs, we will analyze the ways in which cinematography, design, editing, sound, and other aspects of motion pictures combined to make Lambs a piece of cinematic history.

Members: $5 | Guests: $10

Register online now!

Escape from Jonestown

February 26 | 6:30-8:30pm

Leslie Wagner endured being held captive for 16 months in a jungle compound titled “Jonestown” all under the leadership of a madman called Jim Jones.  And above all that, she escaped the day of the infamous murder suicide referred to as the Jonestown Murder-Suicide, carrying her 3 year old son, over 30 miles to another town, only to arrive and find out the next morning, that Jonestown no longer existed. Most would call her life tragic, but she decided to fight through the post-traumatic stress, survival guilt, drug addiction and homelessness in order to heal. Leslie will share with you the resiliency of the human spirit and the work it takes to bring you back to center.

Members: $10 | Guests: $15

In partnership with
Temple Chai Logo

Register online now!

Roy Firestone…A One Man Show

February 29 | 7pm

Roy Firestone is a seven-time Emmy Award-winner, as well as the original host of ESPN’s Up Close and Up Close Primetime.  Firestone has interviewed more than 5,000 athletes, musicians, actors and political figures. He is also a critically acclaimed performer, monologist, humorist, musician and impressionist.  Roy has recently shared the stage with performers Josh Groban, Reba McEntire, David Foster, Forrest Whitaker and Jon Bon Jovi. Don’t miss this exciting and entertaining performance!

Members: $40 | Guests: $50

Register online now!

Sponsored in part by Glenn I. Miller, MS, CPA

A Look at Mental Health: Foods That Boost Your Mood

March 2 | 6:30-8pm

Have you ever wondered if there are foods you can eat to boost your mood or learn about how foods can impact mental wellbeing?  Join nutritionist Liz Sims, a registered dietician with a master’s in clinical nutrition, as we dive into how nutrients can play a role in altering mood, improving focus/concentration, and overall keeping your brain healthy. We will review the top “super brain foods”, make helpful snacks, and learn tips for busy families.

Members: $15 | Guests: $20

Register online now!

Sponsored by

Connections in Home Care

The Hidden Secrets of the Book of Esther

March 3 | 6-7pm

Join Cindy Landesman as she helps us delve into the significance of specific letters and numbers found in Megillat Esther. Learn how seemingly insignificant details actually reveal layers of meaning found within the text. This discussion will blow your mind!

Members: $10 | Guests: $15

 Register online now!

Learn It – Mobile Devices: Smart Phones & Tablets

March 4 | 1-3pm 

This course will discuss basics of the two major operating systems in use today: ANDROID and iOS. Students will learn how to:

  • Configure their device for personal or business use.
  • Navigate basic functionality of each operating system.
  • Safeguard their information, different methods of connecting to the internet and various ways to connect to other devices.
  • Transfer files including images, videos, PDF’s, Office 365 documents and more.
  • Backup and restore factory defaults.
  • Get help with warranty issues.

Members: $10 | Guests: $15

Register online now!

Bling Series 102

March 23 | 10-11am

In this beginner jewelry class, Desert Moon & Gem owner, Catherine Hildenbrand, will demonstrate and explain all the basic and essential beading and jewelry-making techniques to make beaded wire wrapped earrings. You will learn how to choose the correct wire size, how to make ear wires, how to create shapes with wire and how to attach beads to wire using various methods. All materials included.

Members: $15 | Guests: $25

Register online now!

Sponsored by:
Liza Czopp

The Connection Between the 10 Plagues and the 10 Commandments

March 24 | Noon-1pm

Come and learn from Cindy Landesman and see how there was much more than meets the eye in the purpose of the plagues that were unleashed in Egypt. The lessons learned from each one parallel the foundations of the 10 commandments that would be communicated later on at Mount Sinai. Learn more about this link which has relevance for us even today.

Members: $10 | Guests: $15

Register online now!

The Oregon WINE Trail Tasting

March 26 | 5:30-7:30pm

The Pacific Northwest is on the cutting edge of American wine production. Some call Oregon the new Sonoma. We’ll taste a diverse and dynamic range of wines from the Willamette Valley, including Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and (unoaked) Chardonnay. Led by sommelier “Yogi Somm” Nadia Mustafa. Light snacks will be served. Make a reservation for dinner after the event to use your newfound wine-tasting skills!

Members: $25 | Guests: $36

Register online now!

Sponsored by Boutique Travel Advisors

Eva: A-7063 – An Auschwitz survivor’s fight to heal the world

March 30 | 6-8pm
As a 10-year-old “Mengele Twin,” Eva Kor suffered some of the worst of the Holocaust. At 50, she launched the biggest manhunt in history. In her 80s, she circled the globe to promote the lesson her journey taught: Healing through forgiveness. Narrated by Hollywood icon Ed Asner, “Eva: A-7063” tells the full, astonishing story of this historic figure for the first time, tracking her from Auschwitz to Israel to the United States – even into the U.S. Capitol for her jaw-dropping arrest – and ultimately to her courageous return to the Nazi death camp. Eva’s son will be in attendance to introduce and discuss the film. A film by Ted Green, Mika Brown and WFYI Public Media.
Members: $10 | Guests: $15

Register online now!

Sponsored by:

Affiliated Dermatology logo

OLLI at ASU

The Ocher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at ASU, in partnership with The J is presenting a series of programs from January-April 2020 at The J. To register for classes and to become a member of Ocher, please visit Ocher Lifelong Learning Institute at ASU.

Cooking Series

Warrior in the Kitchen

Renowned Chef Gita Kshatriya is pursuing her passion of creating unique culinary experiences – where people can bond while working together to prepare a delicious, as well as healthy and nutritious meal.

 

30 Minute Meals

February 23 | 10am-Noon
Plant-based cooking does not have to be complicated or time-consuming. Learn how to whip up vegetarian meals in less than 30 minutes! 
Members: $45 | Guests: $55

Register here by February 21

Tacos from Around the World

March 29 | 10am-Noon
Although Mexico claims to be its birthplace, the beloved taco has taken a trip around the world. From Indian to Moroccan to Chinese, let’s explore the influence of many other cultures on this versatile dish.
Members: $45 | Guests: $55

Register online now!

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Getting Together

Free monthly programs open to the entire community.

For more information, please contact 480.481.7033 or harrietc@vosjcc.org.

Let’s Talk: Current Events Discussion Group
First Wednesdays | 2-3:30pm

Bill Adler leads a stimulating discussion each month on the events of the week. Bring your ideas to share with the group. All-new program format! No program Wednesday, January 1.

For more information, contact Harriet Colan, 480.481.7033 or harrietc@vosjcc.org.

Let’s Eat: Mature Mavens Dinner
Third Thursdays | 5pm

Make new friends as your meet for dinner and socialize. Dinner is separate checks.

For our current schedule of restaurants and reserve your place, please contact Bunnye at 602.371.3744.

Let’s Knit
Every Tuesday | 1:30-3:30pm

Share the pleasure of knitting, crocheting, etc. and help others with a project or pattern. Can’t knit? We can teach you! Every level welcome. No reservation necessary.

For more information, contact Harriet Colan, 480.481.7033 or harrietc@vosjcc.org.

Let’s Appreciate Art: Art All Around Us
Third Tuesdays | 11am-Noon

Share the world of art with special visual presentations each month by docents from the Phoenix Art Museum.

February 18
Charles James: An Artist Beyond Fashion
Docent: Lori Kirkegaard

March 17
Story of a Great Love – Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo
Docent: Isabel Ballerna

April 21
American Abstract Expressionist Women of Influence
Docent: Sue Robisch

May 19
Art of Asia: Eastern Asian Art
Docent: Lisa White

For more information, contact Harriet Colan, 480.481.7033 or harrietc@vosjcc.org.

Collaborative Programs with Smile on Seniors

The J is proud to present these collaborative programs to the active adult community. All the programs are held at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus and are free unless otherwise noted.

Programs run September – May unless otherwise noted.

In partnership with

Smile on Seniors

For more information and required RSVP, contact Chani at 602.492.7670 or chani@sosaz.org.

It’s Not Just Lunch
First Wednesdays | Noon-1:30pm

Great food, speakers and new topics each month. Enjoy a full kosher lunch and stay for the Current Events Discussion Group at 2pm. Suggested Donation: $5. No program in October.

For information & required RSVP, please contact Chani, 602.492.7670 or Chani@sosaz.org.

Discussion with the Rabbi
Second Tuesdays | 11am-Noon

Join Rabbi Levi Levertov for a stimulating discussion on an issue relevant to Judaism in contemporary society. Bring your questions; he has answers!

September – May
No program in October. Third Tuesday March 17 and April 21.

For information & required RSVP, please contact Chani, 602.492.7670 or Chani@sosaz.org.

Community Programs at The J

JACS Support Group
First & Third Wednesdays, 7:30pm

This group provides hope, strength and support for Jewish alcoholics and addicts, as well as their families and friends. All are welcome – affiliated (from reform to orthodox) or unaffiliated – with Judaism; connected or alienated. Spouses and children of addicts, parents dealing with the pain of their loved one’s addiction, and addicts who are struggling or celebrating sobriety from across the spectrum of Jewish life come together to create a strong spirit of unity. Inquiries and meetings are anonymous.

For more information, please contact the Marcy at jacsarizona@gmail.com.

Jewish Study Group: Nosh & Knowledge
Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm

Explore a variety of non-political Jewish topics, including people, history, current events, laws, culture, humor, food and Israel. Each participant reads a section of a select article which is followed by spirited discussion. No extensive knowledge of Judaism is required. So, join the group and enjoy a little learning while making some new friends. To ensure all group members have the opportunity to express themselves, the group is limited to 40 participants.

Register today! Contact Bob Kalish, 602.375.3660 or joboaz@cox.net.

Crystal Bridge at The J

Sanctioned Game: 0-499 Masters Points
Mondays starting January 6 | 12-3pm

Crystal Bridge at The J is a friendly ACBL-sanctioned duplicate game for players with 0-499 master points. Refreshments and incentives for return players. Instructor: Maddy Bloom

Drop-in: $10 per person

For more information, please contact 480.481.7033 or harrietc@vosjcc.org.

Beginner and Intermediate Classes

Mahjong: Beginner
Want to learn how to play Mahjong? Join us! Whether you have never played or simply want a refresher, this is the class for you. Mahjong cards must be purchased before the first session. Maximum class size: 12. Instructor: Vicki Errigo Hunt.

Wednesdays, 10am-Noon

Session 1
January 8-February 12

Session 2
February 19-March 25

Session 3
April 1-May 6

M: $100 | G: $150

Register online or contact Harriet Colan, 480.481.7033 or harrietc@vosjcc.org.

Mahjong: Intermediate
Learn strategies and techniques to improve your game. Though this class includes a brief overview, it is for those who have already taken a beginner class. Playing with instructor assistance will help you take your game to the next level. Maximum class size: 12. Instructor: Vicki Errigo Hunt.

Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30pm

Session 1
January 8-February 12

Session 2
February 19-March 25

Session 3
April 1-May 6

M: $100 | G: $150

Register online or contact Harriet Colan, 480.481.7033 or harrietc@vosjcc.org.

Bridge: Beginner
Learn to play the world’s greatest card game, exercise your mind and have fun! If you need a refresher or to refine your skills for the next level, this is the class for you. Lots of practice hands will help you gain the skills needed to up your game. Maximum class size: 12. Instructor: Frank Bigham.

M: $100 | G: $150

Winter session interest list forming. If interested, contact Harriet Colan, 480.481.7033 or harrietc@vosjcc.org.

The Harold and Jean Grossman Parkinson’s Program at The J

We have regular classes each week to progressively improve functional movement.

For more information, contact us at 480.481.7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

PWR!Moves™
This program helps those with Parkinson’s to improve functional movement. Tailored exercises target motor and non-motor PD symptoms. The class levels below are adapted for individuals to participate with minimal to moderate levels of disease severity.

PWR!Moves™ 1
Tuesdays & Thursdays | Noon-12:55pm

This entry-level chair-based class includes Parkinson’s PWR!Moves™ specific exercises along with neurological, strength, and balance work. Participants must be able to walk 150 feet on their own with or without a cane or walker, and be able to cognitively follow instructions independently.

Members: FREE | Guests: $10 or $80 for 10 classes

For more information or to register, contact us at 480.481.7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

PWR!Moves™ 2
Wednesdays | 11:30am-12:25pm

This class includes PWR!Moves™ movements in addition to prone and supine floor exercises. Participants must be able to walk 150 feet on their own unassisted without the use of a cane or walker. Participants must be able to get up and down from the floor on their own with or without the use of a chair and be able to cognitively follow instructions independently.

Members: FREE | Guests: $10 or $80 for 10 classes

For more information or to register, contact us at 480.481.7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

PWR!Circuit™
Mondays | 11:30am-12:25pm

Integrates previous PWR!Moves™ skills into a more advanced workout with instructor-guided exercise stations. Stations include cardio, strength training, agility, coordination, balance and flexibility. Participants must be able to walk 150 feet on their own unassisted without the use of a cane or walker. Participants must be able to get up and down from the floor on their own with or without the use of a chair and be able to cognitively follow instructions independently.

Members: FREE | Guests: $10 or $80 for 10 classes

For more information or to register, contact us at 480.481.7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

Parkinson’s Boxing
Tuesdays & Thursdays | Noon-12:45pm or 1-1:45pm

Fight back against Parkinson’s! This 45-minute class improves stamina, speed, coordination, postural imbalances and encourage deep breathing. Participants must be able to walk 150 feet unassisted. Pre-registration required.

Pre-registration required.

Members: $99 | Guests: $125 per month
Minimum of 5 participants required. Maximum of 10 participants per class

For more information or to register, contact us at 480.481.7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

Parkinson’s Cycle
Fridays | 11:30am-12:15pm

A fun-filled stationary cycle workout to music that awakens areas of the brain effected by PD while strengthening the lower body and improving motor skills. Participants must be able to walk 150 feet on their own without the use of a cane or walker. The participant must be able to get on and off the bike and to follow instructions independently. Please arrive 10 min early to prepare on the bike.

Members: FREE | Guests: $10 or $80 for 10 classes

For more information or to register, contact us at 480.481.7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

Parkinson’s We Move Warrior
Mondays & Wednesdays | Noon-12:45pm

Industry experts motivate participants as they work on balance and gait, strength and posture, range of motion, cognition, as well as core stability and quality of movement. A free pre-assessment evaluation ensures classes are the right fit. Participants must be able to walk 150 feet unassisted and without the use of a cane or walker, able to get up and down from the floor on their own and to follow instructions independently. Pre-registration required.

Monthly signup required.

Members: $99 | Guests: $125 per month

For more information or to register, contact us at 480.481.7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

Chair Yoga
Tuesdays | 1-1:45pm

Yoga is practiced while sitting or standing, using the chair for support. Improves flexibility and balance while incorporating deep breathing and a mind-body connection. Participants must be able to walk 150 feet unassisted and without the use of a cane or walker, able to get up and down from the chair on their own and to follow instructions independently.

Members: FREE | Guests: $10 or $80 for 10 classes

For more information or to register, contact us at 480.481.7015 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

Family Programs + Events

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Special Events

For more information, please contact 480.481.1756 or meganm@vosjcc.org.

Fantasy Baseball Weekend: Spring Training 2020

Friday, February 28 – Sunday, March 1

Enjoy a great weekend of sports, entertainment and memories while hanging out with BASEBALL STARS of years gone by! Each event includes socializing with former MLB players!

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For additional information, contact Megan at meganm@vosjcc.org or 480.481.1756.