January at the J!

Magician Drew Murray

Magician Drew Murray to perform Jan. 21 at Winter Bash!

On Saturday, Jan. 21, enjoy a glass of champagne and entertainment by professional magician Drew Murray— while supporting The Lippman School and the Mandel Early Childhood Education Center at the same time! Murray has performed hilarious, interactive and fun magic for The Cleveland Indians, The Cleveland Browns, and corporations like Progressive, L’OREAL and Macy’s. Don’t miss Murray’s private performance at the Winter Bash patron event, starting 7 p.m., at the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life. Patron tickets are $75. General admission tickets are $40. Both include a strolling dinner, dessert and coffee bar, a wine wall and giving tree and chance and silent auctions. Sponsorships are also available. The evening promises to be fun! Visit the event website or call 330-836-0419 to RSVP by Jan. 8.


There's no better time to join the J!

Celebrate the New Year and good health - and save big bucks when you join the J in January. Pay no registration fee when you join by Jan. 31 and save up to $100! Share the Shaw JCC with your friends and family, and for each new member you get to join, you’ll earn a $25 gift card! It's a win-win for everyone. Learn more.


Shlichim Program: Travel with Shay to Northern Israel - Thursday, Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Let’s explore the Galilee! Take in the beautiful scenery through video and photos. Please RSVP to Shay or visit our website for more information. Desserts and hot drinks will be served. FREE and open to the community.


NEW Group Exercise Class - Tabata Bootcamp starts Friday, Jan. 6

If you're looking for a NEW program to add to your routine in 2017, you may want to give Tabata a try! Tabata is a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout featuring exercises that last four minutes. This latest fitness class is now available at the Shaw JCC - Mondays & Fridays, 9:30-10:15 am, starting Jan. 6. FREE for members. Visit our website for a list of FREE classes.


Take the chill out of the season with American Red Cross Swim Lessons - starting Jan. 7!

Swim lessons start Jan. 7 (Saturdays) and Jan. 9 (Mondays & Wednesdays) for all ages and experience levels. Call 330-867-7850 to register or stop by the fitness desk. Visit our website for more information! Or download the aquatics brochure PDF for a complete listing of dates and times. 


The National Basketball Academy clinics tip off Jan. 10

TNBA Ohio is kicking off 2017 with three basketball clinics for most grades and all levels of play! On Tuesdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 14, Mini Dribblers for grades K-3 is the perfect program for kids just starting and learning to love the game. On Sundays, Jan. 15-Feb. 19, the Skills Training Camp will help players in grades 5-8 focus on increasing their skill level and confidence from the moment they step out on the court. On Monday, Jan. 16, the MLK Day Clinic will cover ball handling, shooting and passing skills for ages 8-13. Register online or visit our website for more information.


Mandel ECE early childhood enrichment classes start Jan. 10 with new art class

On Tuesdays, Jan.10-Feb. 14, your children ages 2 1/2 to 5 will love designing a variety of crazy creations that are painted with items that are not commonly used such as kitchen utensils, marbles, household items and more! Kids in the Kitchen heats up Wednesdays, Jan. 11-Feb. 15, and Time to Tumble, Mondays, Jan. 23-Feb. 27 and Friday Fun Time, Jan. 27-Feb. 24. All classes run 1-1:45 p.m. A minimum of five children are necessary to hold classes, so please be sure to register in advance! Call 330-867-7850 or stop by the desk. Click here to learn more! 


Is your child ready for Kindergarten? Learn more Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m.

Parents of children ages 3-6 are invited to participate in a panel discussion with educators and parents led by Dr. David Steinweg at The Lippman School. Complimentary babysitting will be provided. Please RSVP here, or call 330-836-0419. FREE and open to the community.


Community Shabbat Dinner at Anshe Sfard - Friday, Jan. 27 at 5:30 p.m.

Join us for the annual Community Shabbat Dinner including wine tasting with Israeli wines and featuring guest speaker Clement Soffer. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for children ages 5-13 and FREE for children under 5 when you register by Jan. 20. Sponsored by the Shaw JCC with Anshe Sfard, Beth El Congregation and Temple Israel. Register online or complete this form.


Family FUN Day & Open House - Sunday, Jan. 29 at 1-4 p.m.

Kids will enjoy bounce houses, face painting, balloon twisting, and parents will love the BIG savings! Pay no registration fee when you join the J! (new and returning members); 15% off Camp JCC registration; and $200 tuition credit with a tour of The Lippman School (new students only). Take a tour of the Mandel Early Childhood Education Center, and meet with The National Basketball Academy, Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy and Weathervane Playhouse representatives! Kids will love meeting our special guests - Ariel and Princess Anna. Learn more! FREE and open to the community!


Brain Health Talk with Memory Screening - Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 10:45 a.m.

Don't miss this special presentation as we discuss the risks and threats to brain health and techniques for improving it. Co-sponsored by Menorah Park – Home Health Services now servicing the Akron Area. Please RSVP by Jan. 25 to Rachel WilliamsFREE and open to the community.


When School's Out, the Shaw JCC is in! Grades K-8

At our School's Out program, your child’s day, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., will be filled with fun activities at the gym and indoor pool. Cost: $40 member/$50 guest per day. Akron Public Schools - Jan. 9, 16 & 20. Copley District - Jan. 16 & 20. Revere District - Jan. 19. The Lippman School - Jan. 16. Click here to visit our website.


Volunteer with the J's Mitzvah Crew!

Looking for a way to "give back"? Consider volunteering your time with the newly formed Mitzvah Crew. Click here to sign up. 




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