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Dear Friends,

Nothing says 2020 like a call from the FBI.

Yup, that happened to me on Tuesday afternoon.

It seems that some nefarious, would-be evil doers have purchased the domain name:



Did you read that so quickly that you missed the extra "l" in Philly?

Note: Please do not visit the above website, as we are not the owners of any content that may be hosted there.

According to the FBI, cybercriminals may use this fake JCC domain to try and steal money from our agency, our donors, our members, our staff and our vendors.  The FBI agent explained that this is the kind of scheme used by thieves to steal nearly $1,000,000 from Philabundance earlier this year.  Learn more about that theft in this article from Tuesday's Inquirer.

So, what can we do to put a stop to the cyberhacking? The JCC is working with our IT consultant and is getting special assistance from the security staff at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.  We’ve activated some special blocks on emails from the fake domain and are sharing special security practices with the staff.

You can help keep the would-be evil doers at bay by making sure that any email you receive from the JCC is really from us.  Yes, it’s that time of the year when ask for charitable contributions, but other requests for money or personal information should be treated as highly suspicious.  If you have any question about the authenticity of an email, please call the JCC at 610-896-7770 or email me at akrulik@phillyjcc.com

Thank you in advance for being great community partners in our fight against cybercrime.

And with that, I am beyond ready to close the book on 2020.

Shabbat Shalom, stay safe and “see” you at the J,
Amy


Latke Love From Israel

Sunday, December 6 at 10am

Learn to cook the best Hanukkah latkes
from Israel! LIVE latke making demos!

• Explore tricked out latkes with Israeli Chefs Ayelet Venezia and Maya Balaban
Support the Israeli artisans and service agencies featured in Israeli Box.
• Ensure a dynamic future for the Philly region’s only JCC.

Tickets: $36 General Admission

Recipes will be shared in advanced, so you can cook along with our chefs! 


Or visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/latke-love-from-israel-tickets-130057225663

About Kaiserman JCC
For nearly 50 years, the Kaiserman JCC has been an active meeting ground for the entire Philadelphia area Jewish community.  As the Philly-region’s only JCC, we deliver creative and innovative Jewish-centered experiences – online and in person – that encourage the exploration of Judaism and Jewish culture and celebrate the rich and diverse voices of our Jewish community.

About Israeli Box
Israeli Box brings the stories, creations, scents & flavors of Israel to the homes of subscribers and supports Israeli social service agencies by including agency-made items in every monthly box. Use the code: IsraeliBoxAB for 15% off of your first box when subscribing to any plan! Click here for more information, or visit: https://bit.ly/3kJY0u7




The Kaiserman JCC is partnering with the National JCC Literary Consortium to present a series of unforgettable artists, authors and experts - and bringing them to your screens at home!

Upcoming Events:

 
  Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents
Philippa Gregory
Dark Tides

December 6, 1:00pm
MORE INFO & TICKETS

Book Fest In Your Living Room Presents
Peter Frampton
Do You Feel Like I Do?: A Memoir

December 13, 2:00pm
MORE INFO & TICKETS




Maccabi Virtual Fun Run!
Registration is FREE!

Run or walk, any day in December, any time, anywhere you are safe, together with Kaiserman JCC, Maccabi USA, and the Global Maccabi Movement, at the 2020 Maccabi USA Winter Virtual FunRuns! 
 
Celebrate Hanukkah and our Jewish & Israeli sports history, honor our Jewish & Israeli athletes, and support our Jewish & Israeli local & Int'l nonprofits. 
 
Register for FREE or order limited-edition, Maccabi USA FunRun SWAG @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/128805012259.

Facebook event info for Philadelphia:
www.facebook.com/events/349060619724043
 
Additional Info:

Sunday, December 13th 
Official Maccabi USA FunRun date - for anyone who wants an official time recorded. 
 
Thursday, December 31st
Final date to register for free and participate officially in the 2020 Maccabi USA Winter Virtual FunRun.



Live Fitness Classes
NEW December Schedule!

Your favorite Kaiserman JCC fitness instructions are here for you with LIVE FITNESS CLASSES!
Streamed Online - FREE and open to all!

Find a happy place in your home to get your heart pumping.
We'll meet you there virtually!

Did you know you can take up to 12 live fitness classes every week — all taught by your favorite Kaiserman JCC group fitness instructors?
Join us online for Body Sculpt & Tone, Zumba, Sunrise Stretch & Meditate, Core & More, Boot Camp, Barre, Yoga, and more! 
 

We're regularly updating our LIVE classes and you're sure to find something that meets your interest. Check out the new classes online.  All classes are FREE and preregistration is required.

In addition to live stream classes, you also have access to over 150 fitness classes On Demand, and we’ll be adding to our playlist weekly. We’re here for you and are ready to show you how much fun it can be to stay fit while staying at home. 



Beginning in December, all classes will be virtual, there will be no outdoor classes. Please check out our New December Schedule below for all of our LIVE Virtual Zoom Class offerings!

 
MON. TUES. WEDS. THU. FRI. SUN.
BODY 
SCULPT

& TONE 
with Irene
10:00am
45min


SUNRISE
STRETCH 
& MEDITATE

with Sandi
7:30am
30min


BOOT
CAMP

with 
Oreet
9:00am
45min


BODY WORKS
Total Body
Experience

with Katie
9:00am
45min


BARRE
with Debi
11:00am
45min


BOOT CAMP
NEW CLASS
with Sagine
10:00am
45min

FIRST CLASS:

DEC. 6 


ZUMBA
with Jess
6:15pm
45min


CORE & 
MORE

with 
Roberta
6:00pm
45min


WILD CARD
WORKOUT

with Roberta
12:00pm
45min


FUNCTIONAL
FITNESS

with Irene
10:00am
45min


   MINDFULNESS
MEDITATION
with Robbie
4:00pm
45min
2nd & 4th
Sun. Monthly

VINYASA YOGA
with Sarah
7:15pm
60min


 

ZUMBA
NEW CLASS

with Jess
6:15pm
45min

FIRST CLASS:
DEC. 16 

 

VINYASA YOGA
with Sarah
12:00pm
60min


   

To receive class login information, please click the purple "Register for This Class" button
below the class you wish to take on the schedule. Once you complete the form, you will then receive the next class login information as an email as soon as you hit SUBMIT. Please know that on the day of the class, you will need to "copy and paste" the Zoom link into your browser for the class to launch.



As you know, we froze all JCC memberships on August 31.  Despite this freeze, we have continued to provide our full – and growing – schedule of group fitness classes.  We want to ensure that our group fitness program is able to continue to grow and flourish, which is why we are introducing our new JCC GROUP FITNESS SUBSCRIPTION PROGRAM.

Beginning December 14, you will have 3 options to access our amazing group fitness classes. 

 
  • Unlimited access to all live VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON classes
  • Unlimited access to our entire library of 325+ on-demand classes

Monthly subscription: $36/month

   or visit: bit.ly/fitnesssubscription

 
  • Unlimited access to our entire library of 325+ on-demand classes

Monthly subscription: $15/month

   or visit: bit.ly/fitnesssubscription

 

Not ready to make a commitment? You can register for individual live virtual and in-person classes for $10/class. 

 

Access to all live online, in-person and on-demand group fitness classes is included as part of your Silver Sneakers membership.  Please complete the subscription form so that we can ensure that you are on our program registration list.

   or visit: bit.ly/fitnesssubscription


What Happens Next? 

We will be using Setmore for registration for all virtual and in-person classes.  This is the same registration system we used over the summer. It’s super easy to use, will help you keep track of your class registrations, will link to your calendar and will send you class reminders. 
 

You will still need to register for each group fitness class!

You will receive instructions on how to access Setmore and our on-demand library of over 325 classes once you complete the JCC Group Fitness Subscription form.  You will not be charged until you receive this information.

   or visit: bit.ly/fitnesssubscription


Important Subscription Details

All subscriptions are month-to-month and will be billed the first week of each month.  New subscriptions that are activated after the first week of the month will be prorated for that month at a rate of $9/week for Full Unlimited subscriptions and $3.75/week for On-Demand Unlimited subscriptions.  You may cancel your subscription at any time.  You will receive a refund at a rate of $9/week for any full unused weeks of a Full Unlimited subscription or $3.75/week for an On-Demand Unlimited subscription.

Your First Month’s Subscription

Because December subscriptions are starting halfway through the month, your first month’s subscription will be pro-rated for 2 weeks…$18 for a Full Unlimited Subscription or $7.50 for an On-Demand Unlimited Subscription. 

Questions?

Need more information? We're here to help! Please call the JCC at 610-896-7770 - Monday through Friday from 8am-4:30pm or email us anytime at info@phillyjcc.com.  You can also reach out to Roberta Kitchenoff at fitness@phillyjcc.com; Amy Krulik at akrulik@phillyjcc.com or Lori Hummel at lhummel@phillyjcc.com.


Support the JCC with a donation to the JCC Sustainability Fund:
Donations to the Fund will be used to support our staff, develop new protocols for safe operation of the J and secure the supplies and staff we will need to meet new operational guidelines.  Every tax-deductible contribution makes a difference – please donate today.





FOOD DONATIONS NEEDED
Area food banks, including the Mitzvah Food Program and Narberth Community Food Bank, need your food donations to help fill their shelves.  All food donations can be dropped off at the JCC, Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm.

Mitzvah Food Program needs:
Kosher canned beans
Kosher nut butters
Kosher canned fish

Narberth Community Food Bank needs:
Cereal
Peas
Corn
Kidney beans
canned fruit
Apple sauce
Rice
Canned Spaghetti/Ravioli
Canned chili/beef stew
Canned Tomatoes
Pasta
Peanut Butter
Granola
Crackers
Tea

 





Beth Hamedrosh
Three Israel Culture Programs

Live from Israel Program funded by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. 

Overcoming The Arms Blockade: How Americans Helped Create the Israel Air Force. Part 1: Watch the film A Wing and A Prayer at your own convenience on Amazon prime or at this link:  A Wing and A Prayer. Part 2: Presentation about Al Schwimmer by Marvin Klemow, friend and colleague for over 40 years. Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 PM. For the Zoom link and more information please go to Congregation Beth Hamedrosh 

The Hunt for Techelet on Sunday, December 20 at 9:15 am. Dr Baruch Sterman, director and co-founder of Ptil Tekhelet, will speak about the fascinating history of the search for techelet, the special blue dye used for tzizit and talitot (prayer shawls) in ancient Israel. For the Zoom link and more information please go to Congregation Beth Hamedrosh 

The Mystery of Shilo on Sunday, January 3 at  9:15 am. Rabbi Joel Cohn, executive director of ISRAED, will speak about the Tabernacle (Miskkan) that stood in Shilo for 369 years yet very little is know about it or where it was relocated after Shilo was destroyed.  For the Zoom link and more information please go to Congregation Beth Hamedrosh 



Jewish War Veterans Post 305
Food Pantry Information

Jewish War Veterans Post 305 is operating a food pantry for Veterans during this time of COVID 19.  Individuals  interested in donating to the pantry should contact the email below for more information. vhaphivisn4voluntary@va.gov





JEVS Career Strategies | jevshumanservices.org
FREE Job Searching Webinars

JEVS Career Strategies offers free webinars to help you look for a job. As a non-profit organization, they are here to help. For more information, contact Wendy Rosenfeldt at 215-832-0878.  Please register at here



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