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Girls Who Code

Tech jobs are among the fastest growing in the country, but women are underrepresented in the industry. Let's close the gender gap in the tech field! JCC is joining with the national organization, Girls Who Code (www.girlswhocode.com), to offer this fun, interactive class. Learn with an experienced coder. No experience necessary.

FREE!

Starting January 17!
Wednesdays 4-6pm
(Runs through the end of the school year)
Open to females in grades 6-12
Parent Info session January 10, 7pm

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Girls Who Code JCC MEMBER

Girls Who Code JCC Non-Member

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Polar Bear Plunge

Benefit for ABQ Biopark Polar Bears, Camp Scholarships, & Special Olympics
Sponsored by Steward's Plumbing, The Alarm Store, and 100.3 The Peak

Join us January 1st, 2018 at 11 a.m. for the 4th Annual Polar Bear Plunge benefit. Swimwear required, costumes welcome. Free Hot Drinks and Polar Bear Snacks! Challenge your friends to take the plunge! $25 Donation to Participate. $50 Donation receives Polar Bear Beanie.

Participants must be swimmers, at least 5 years old and sign a waiver before entering pool.

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Sign up for the Polar Bear Plunge here...

Premium Sign up $50 Receive a Polar Bear Beanie!

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Pottery After School for Older Kids - Ages 8-14

Wednesdays 4:15-5:30 * January 3rd to Mar 21st

Hand-building clay forms and wheel-throwing will be taught. Learn to make your own mugs and bowls. Beginners and experienced are welcome. All work will be glzzed-fired and food safe.

Taught by Celeste Boals, professional art educator and visual artist who has offered diverse art classes from ceramics to painting to mobiles to pottery for all ages from 5-95 at the JCC for the past 6 years. She's become a favorite teacher for her patient, positive energy and encouragement. Celeste is the author/illustrator of children's book, Pop! Here Comes the Sun!

(siblings 10% discount)10 Tuesdays, 4:15 til 5:30 pm, 1/3 to 3/21

$150 (JCC members)
$175 (non-members)

~Fee includes materials~

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Karate For Kids

Our goal is to teach the fundamentals of Shotokan Karate. This includes: Kata, Kihon and Kumite. Our students will learn self-defense, self-awareness, coordination, flexibility, self discipline. They will develop self-confidence, self-esteem and self-control.
Please see instructor for uniforms.

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Register Here For 5:30 Tuesdays age 6-12

Register Here For 5:30 Thursdays age 6-12

Register Here For 4:00 Fridays age 3-5

Register Here For 5:00 Fridays age 6-12

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Children's Dance

Pre-Dance
SUNDAYS 12-12:45pm
January 21-May 13

TUESDAYS 3:15-4pm
January 23-May 8

Dance 1
January 21-May 13
SUNDAYS 1-1:55pm

$175 member / $240 non-member
16-week session

Dance 1: (Ages 5+) Combines ballet and Jazz. Continued introduction to dance with emphasis on dance foundations, coordination, basic dance terminology, and learning dance etiquette. Dancers will develop strength, technique, and correct body placement in a creatively challenging atmosphere.
(16 weeks)

Instructor: Sarah Custer at sarahwesterlund@gmail.com

Pre-Dance: (Ages 3-5) Introduction to dance with an emphasis on dance foundation, coordination, and basic dance terminology. Have fun in a highly energized, upbeat class.

Instructor: Sarah Custer at sarahwesterlund@gmail.com

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Register Here Children Dance Pre Dance Sunday

Register Here Children Dance Pre Dance Tuesday

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Building Inner Resilience

These are turbulent times. Our lives, sometimes feel confused, at best, and at worst, chaotic. How do we ride these tides? Daily meditation is an invaluable tool in our process. Through a regular practice of meditation, we learn to be present to our lives in good and bad times. We learn to cultivate a stance of personal leadership, witnessing our shadow selves with intention, courage and compassion. We learn to go within, in the silence, to observe our personal issues and to let them go, breath by breath. In these four weeks-we will focus on the tools from a systematic practice of meditation. These strategies will help us cope with the fears we all face: losing what we have; not getting what we want. Please join me as we build our inner resilience together.


Instructor: Rennie Maguire
Meditation Teacher of the Institute of The Himalayan Tradition (IHT) since 2001
renniemaguire@gmail.com or 541-961-5169

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A Potpourri of Jewish Questions with Rabbi Citrin

Semester I Tuesdays, January 16-February 13, 2018
Afternoon class 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
$36
Semester II Tuesdays, March 6-April 10, 2018
Afternoon class 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
$36

Semester I
Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00pm, January 16, 23, 30; February 6 & 13
* How Is God Viewed in Jewish Tradition?
* What Really Happened at Sinai?
* How Do Jews Read the Bible?
* What is The Structure of the Ten Commandments?
* Why Does God Need the Jews?
* How Do Jews Create History?
Semester II
Tuesdays 1:30-3:00 PM March 6, 13, 20, 27; April 3 & 10
* What Does the Shofar Mean?
* What is the Torah of Silence?
* Is Community as Important as the Individual?
* What Are Jewish Sources for Prayer & Healing?
* What Questions Does Jewish Sovereignty Raise?
* What is the Connection between Jewish Values, Personal Political Philosophy and Social Justice

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Couples/Partner Yoga

SUN, 2/11, 2:15-3:30pm
$20 mem/$30 non mem

Happy Valentine's Day! Partner yoga expands the traditional yoga practice with the forms and principles of individual posture while incorporating the presence of another to deepen the impact of the practice. Familiar postures have renewed power and effectiveness when partners work together. Partners rely on each other's support to keep correct body alignment, balance and focus in a posture. All levels welcome. Instructor: Sara Ukeiley.

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Pottery Making 1 and 2 for Adults and Teens

TUES or WED 1/2-3/21, 5:45-7:45pm
$175 JCC mem/$200 non-mem
TUES Class SOLD OUT!

Teens over 16 and Adults are welcome/ Pottery Making 1 is for beginners with little to no experience on pottery wheels. Pottery Making 2 is for those who have taken at least one class with Celeste. Learn and refine the art of wheel thrown pottery. Make your own tea cups, coffee mugs, plates, goblets, and trimmed bowls by using pottery wheel and hand building the assemblages. All works will be glaze fired and food safe. Instructor: Celeste Boals. www.BoalsArt.com

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Register Here for Pottery Making 1 - FULL

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2017-18 JCC Book Fest

The Jewish Community Center is excited to once again host notable Jewish authors from across the U.S. in an effort to promote Jewish literature and present the community with thought-provoking programs. The following five outstanding authors were selected as the best speakers for our community from over 260 on the 2017-18 Jewish Book Council tour: Lauren Belfer, Jeremy Dauber, Bruce Henderson, Tova Mirvis, Joan Nathan

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Tuesday Mixed Media Art After School Ages 5-11

12 Tuesdays from 4:15 - 5:30 pm * Jan 2nd through Mar 20th

Projects designed to challenge each child at her/his own level.

This is a multi-media art class where creativity and imagination are the name of the game. Based on student interest, we will explore media of: ceramics, sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking, and collage. Maybe we will do them all!

Come away with colorful 2 and 3-dimensional works of art that will make great gifts and can last a lifetime!

Taught by Celeste Boals, professional art educator and visual artist who has offered diverse art classes from ceramics to painting to mobiles to pottery for all ages from 5-95 at the JCC for the past 6 years. She's become a favorite teacher for her patient, positive energy and encouragement. Celeste is the author/illustrator of children's book, Pop! Here Comes the Sun!

(siblings 10% discount)10 Tuesdays, 4:15 til 5:30 pm, 1/2 to 3/20

$150 (JCC members)
$175 (non-members)

~Fee includes materials~

Click here for printable brochure (pdf file)

Register Here for Mixed Media Art After School

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Social Scapes, original pen and watercolor paintings by Maddy Witt

Social Scapes, original pen and watercolor paintings by Maddy Witt on display in the auditorium December 27, 2017 through February 7, 2018. Opening wine/cheese reception with the artist Wednesday, December 27, from 5-7pm. Maddy, raised in Albuquerque, graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio in 2016 with a BA in Studio Art. An aspiring art conservationist and artist, Witt has paired a love of travel with her desire to acquire "hands-on" experience in art preservation which she gained in an internship at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

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Yoga Inversions and Arm Balances

SUN, 1/21, 2-3:15pm
$20mem/$35mem

Explore the thrill of yoga inversions and arm balances, such as headstand, handstand, scorpion, crow, side crow, firefly and flying pigeon. This workshop is designed for anyone interested in working towards mastering these poses safely and confidently.

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Kettlebell Workshops with Tracee

Mon 6:00-6:45am or 6:00-6:45pm
November 13 - December 18
Members $90 Non-members $115

Kettlebell training is a great way to build strength and lean muscle and burn through body fat! Tracee has been a Russian kettlebell instructor for over 7 years, and in these workshops she will teach you how to perform basic kettlebell movements with proper form and safety. Each workshop will focus on a couple different movements to help you master proper form and technique.

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KidFit

Nov. 13th - Dec. 18th
Mondays 5:00 - 5:45pm
$49/members - $75/non-members

An invigorating class geared specifically for kids 6-12 years of age. Our expert trainer Nick has developed a cardiovascular, strength, and fitness training program with an exciting and unique approach! Your kids will be engaged in a safe and action-packed environment! Let them experience how enjoyable fitness and working out can be. Classes are 45 minutes each session, once per week, for six weeks.

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JCC ABQ UNITY

Want to stand with JCC? Here's how to help!

Open the PDF below and click on the hyperlinks to help.

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Tumbling Turtles

Thursdays 9:30-10:15am
Jan. 4 - Feb. 8
$49 members $75 non-members

Does your toddler or preschooler have lots of energy and is ready to develop skills to channel it constructively? Each session is designed to be fun & creative to build social and motor skills appropriately for each child's level. Taught by JCC personal trainer and mother of three, Erin McDaniel, this class is sure to be a blast for your little one.

For more information, contact: Susanna Pier, susannap@jccabq.org, 505-348-4521

Register Today!

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Kettlebell Inferno

8-Week Body Transformation Challenge
Jan. 15 thru Mar. 7
$159 Members $199 Non-Members
Mon. 6pm-7:15pm (workout + nutrition coaching)
Wed. 6pm-6:45pm (workout only)

Kettlebell Training is an excellent way to torch fat and build muscle, endurance and better mobility. This is a kettlebell-focused challenge focused on fat-loss and building strength.

This 8-week challenge will include:
- Weigh-in and base strength test at both the start and finish of the program
- 3 training sessions with each week: 2 with Tracee, and one on your own
- One 30 min. nutrition coaching class each week
- A private Facebook group with extra info, support and encouragement
- Prizes presented to top man and woman most transformed in all areas

Tracee has been teaching and training with Kettlebells for over 7 years and is a Certified Precision Nutrition level 1 Coach. Are you ready to transform your body and take your training to the next level? This is the challenge for you!

Space is Limited - Register Today!

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Skinny Jeans Contest 2018

$159 members
$199 non-members
Kick-off meeting January 15 at 6:30 in JCC auditorium
Multiple training times to choose from!

This metabolism-revving, muscle-sculpting, confidence-boosting plan is built to get you looking and feeling your best this winter, especially in those skinny jeans. Our expert trainers will guide you through six weeks of boot camp style metabolic workouts and keep you accountable for your daily fitness and nutrition. This program includes twice-a-week small-group training sessions, and once-a-week boot camp sessions. This year, DietitiansABQ will work with participants to hold them accountable for their nutrition, delivering optimal results. The Skinny Jeans Contest has group challenges along the way, inspiring a spirit of fun and comraderie with fellow teammates, and the winning team and overall individual winner will receive amazing prizes from this year’s sponsor, Strive! For questions, please contact Susanna Pier, 505-348-4521 or susannap@jccabq.org. See our website or visit member services for a list of training times, and get registered today!

Hallie Mon/Wed 6am

Hallie Tu/Th 4:15pm

Nick Mon/Wed 8:30am

Nick Mon/Wed 9:30am

Nick Mon/Wed 6pm

Olga Tu/Th 5:30pm

Olga Tu/Th 6:30pm

Erin Tu/Th 8:15am

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Diet Detox

Mondays 6-7pm
Jan. 22 - Feb. 26
$95 Members $125 Non-members

Diet Detox - ditch the diets that create long term metabolic dysfunction and mental battles that never end in a win. Join DABQ with weekly challenges that cultivate behavior change for long term health and weight management goals! This series will include weekly 30 minute nutrition lectures and food log review and accountability.

1. Manage your Macros: This class will provide an overview of macronutrients and how they function in the body.
2. The Diet Trap: Diets do not address the root of habits; learn new ways to start effecting real behavior change.
3. Meal Prep 101: The why and how of meal planning and prepping and how to tailor it to meet your needs.
4. Mindful Eating: What is mindful eating, and how can you implement it in your daily life?
5. What You Won’t Hear Your Dietitian Say: How to filter through nutrition hype and bust modern nutrition myths.
6. Seven Ways to Check Your Health: Proper nutrition can present itself in better sleep, improved energy levels, and even better emotional regulation.

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Masters Swim

Morning Sessions
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 6am-7am

Evening Sessions
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 5:30pm-6:30pm

$25 Members per month
$35 Non-Members per month

A great way to train for personal fitness, swim competitions, and triathlons. Stroke development will be analyzed and competitive skills developed. This class is for 19 years and older. Must have basic knowledge of all four strokes.

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Private and Semi-Private Swim Lessons

Private Swim Lessons
(30 minutes)
1 Lesson- $25 mem/ $40 non-mem
3 Lessons- $70 mem/ $115 non-mem
6 Lessons- $135 mem/ $225 non-mem
9 Lessons- $195 mem/ $330 non-mem
12 Lessons-$240 mem/ $420 non-mem

Semi-Private Lessons
(30 minutes)
Price includes all children in the Semi-Private Lesson
1 Lesson - $35 mem/ $50 non-mem
3 Lessons- $100 mem/ $145 non-mem
6 Lessons - $195 mem/ $285 non-mem
9 Lessons - $285 mem/ $420 non-mem
12 Lessons - $360 mem/ $540 non-mem

YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY ONE OF OUR INSTRUCTORS 5-7 WORKING DAYS AFTER WE RECEIVE YOUR REGISTRATION.

Our instructors will help you learn to swim and develop your swim stroke. Private lessons are for 30 minutes and are open to all ages and abilities. Semi-Private lessons are for 2 or more swimmers with similar skill levels. After we have received your online registration, one of our instructors will call you to set up an appointment.

Register Here For Private Lessons

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