January 11, 2016

We have so much going on right now at The J, don’t let the weather keep you away. Are you in a fitness rut? Join the Cross Training Challenge. Are you in a what shall we do tonight rut? Check out the Denver Jewish Film Festival or An Evening with Matti Friedman. Does your child or young adult enjoy the water? Sea Stars Swim Team is starting soon and for those older, we are offering American Red Cross Lifeguard Training. And of course we have Summer Camps on the horizon, ECC Registration and more. Read on for the details.

Our Saturday hours have changed! Learn more here

Cross Fitness Challenge


Join the 2016 Cross Training Challenge


When: January 11 – February 20
Cost: $10 (includes a J Fitness dry wick shirt)

Stop by the Sports Desk to pick up a punch card. Complete the bottom seven punches from your punch card for a chance to win an Ogio workout bag OR complete all nine punches for a chance to win one month of free dues.

Pick up your punch card to join the J Cross Training Challenge today!

Dieting is Making You Fat

Join nutritionist Amanda Halliday to find out how dieting is making you fat and explore some of the myths that keep us hooked to it.

Find out some real secrets to weight loss that are easy for everyone to implement.
Date: Thursday, January 7 at 5:30–6:30 pm or Tuesday, January 12 at 12:00–1:00 pm
Room: Board Room
Cost: $25

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Stress Less in 2016

Practical Mindfullness Workshop Series

In this 4-session workshop series, led by Liz Chamberlain, PhD, participants will learn easy, effective ways to manage stress before it manages you. Leave with an understanding of how mindfulness really works.

Introduction to Mindfulness

Working with Stress, Thoughts/Emotions, Mind-Body Connection

Working with Relationships, Interpretations and Communication

Sealing the Practice: Attending to Mindful Attitudes, and the Self

One Workshop: $39
Two Workshops: $59
Four Workshops Series: $99

Reservations required to attend the workshops – limited spaces are available. Please contact Terri Nelson at today to reserve your spot!



JCC TuB’shevat Celebration

Join us Sunday, January 24th from 10:00 am – Noon at the JCC for a TuB’Shevat Carnival. We will have engaging activities for all ages to enjoy! Please RSVP by email here.

2016/2017 ECC Registration Open

Registration for Early Childhood Care classes is now open! Registration is done utilizing a lottery system and wait list. You will need to register no later than January 15, 2016 to be considered in the lottery. You will be notified of your enrollment status by February 2016. Questions? Please email Rachel Hagar at

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Move and Learn Classes Start this Week!

Baby Sign Language, Tumbling, Artistic Tots, Preschool Enrichment and more! Sign your child up today for a fun, educational, social class over the Winter months.

More Details and Registration



Camp Shai Summer 2016

Register TODAY to get the Early Bird discount (available through January 15) for Camp Shai Summer 2016! Camp Shai offers a variety of exciting programs from campers entering K-12 (must be 5 years old+). Call Melanie at 303.316.6392 with any questions and check out our website!

Camp Shai Vacation Camp

MLK Day is coming and your campers are out of school! Drop them off at the JCC for action-packed days of fun. On Monday, we’re headed to APEX Movement Center and on Tuesday, we will participate in a LEGO “Winter Fun” themed program. In the afternoon, we’ll be playing games in the gym and swimming in the pool! 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (drop-in care available 8:00 – 9:00 am and 4:00 – 5:00 pm). Questions? Call Melanie at 303.316.6392 email

photo of a lifeguard


American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to teach you the skills needed to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies. Walk away knowing how to provide care for injuries, sudden illness, and breathing and cardiac emergencies until emergency medical services takeover. With certification, participants will be able to work as a professional lifeguard at the JCC and most other swimming facilities.

Contact Justin Pierce at or 303.316.6307 with questions or to register.

Click here to view all available dates.

Cost: $175 Members; $200 Guest

Winter/Spring Sea Stars Swim Team

The Sea Stars swim in the Colorado Association for Recreational Athletics League. They have a love of swimming and want to swim in a team atmosphere without the high emphasis on competition. The Sea Stars participate in meets but they are all inclusive and everyone receives a ribbon

Practice Schedule:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
February 2 — May 12

Pricing: $215/fitness; $285/friend; $341/guest

Additional Details

Contact Ben Goldstein at with questions.

Register Here

20th Denver Jewish Film Festival


12 Days. 28 Films. 1 Location.

Come celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Denver Jewish Film Festival as we bestow our 2016 Cultural Achievement Award on the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District(SCFD) for unparalleled support of arts, science and culture in Colorado.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at or via phone at 303.316.6360.

View the Full Schedule Here

An Evening with Matti Friedman

Matti Friedman is an award-winning author and was an Associated Press Jerusalem Bureau correspondent, covering news from Israel, the Palestinian territories, Lebanon, Morocco, Cairo, Moscow and Washington, D.C. Friedman made aliya from Canada in his teens and served as an IDF soldier in Lebanon.

He will share with us his fascinating life experiences followed by an on-stage conversation with Dr. Adam Rovner, Professor of English and Jewish Literature at the University of Denver. They will provide insight into the current situation in Israel and the surrounding region, while exploring the role of the international press.

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Syria and Beyond

The Jewish Response to the Global Refugee Crisis

When: Wednesday, January 20, 7:00 pm
Where: Boulder JCC
Cost: $15 in advance at; $18 at the door

The global refugee crisis is worse now than at any other time since World War II. In light of the Syrian refugee crisis, please join us for a discussion with Riva Silverman, VP for External Affairs at HIAS, a front-line agency in refugee protection, resettlement and assistance for over 130 years. Riva will share her knowledge of the current refugee landscape, what HIAS is doing to address it, and a vision of how we can act to make a difference.

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