that the membership numbers are
beginning to climb. Budgeted member-
ship sales goals for the fiscal year total
1,136, or 170 new Executive Fitness
members, 366 new Fitness level mem-
bers and 600 new General members.
The total current membership at the
Kahn Center is 2,573 units (families or
individuals), says Stone.
"Although this information is early, it's
positive and we're hoping it will contin-
ue to grow the next couple months,"
A MUNK SITOW
JCC President Hannan Lis says what
gives him most pleasure about the JCC
this year is the renaissance reflected with
the opening of the Fitness Center and
the young new members it is attracting.
"People are finding the Center to be
relevant and an exciting place to be," Lis
says. "We'd like to see everybody in the
Jewish community find that being
involved in the JCC makes a real differ-
ence in their daily life."
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JCC Center Fitness Club Grand Opening, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday,
Sept. 21, at the West Bloomfield JCC. For information call: (248) 661-
1000. Activities are planned for the family. Adults can get yoga and
Pilates class passes, health evaluations and discount memberships that
include waiving the initiation fee.
Fees And Hours
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• Initiation fees: General-Fitness Club: $100; Executive Fitness, $200.
• Membership fees: General, $32 a month; Fitness Club, $49 a month;
Executive Fitness, $89 a month.
Family and couples memberships also are available. Memberships include
both JCC buildings. They also include discounts on programs, such as
camp, after-school sports and recreation classes, inline hockey league and
• Hours: 5:45 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 5:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday,
1 7 p.m. Saturday.
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Nature's Way At JCC
$188, 000 grant allows Center to focus on the environment.
The Jewish Community Center has
received its third grant from the
Community Foundation for
Southeastern Michigan (CFSEM). The
two-year $188,000 grant goes toward
the creation of Nature's Way-The Great
Outdoors, an environmental program
geared to children ages 6-12 and their
"It's wonderful," says Margo Weitzer,
JCC assistant executive director. "I feel
fabulous about what we'll be able to do."
In partnership with the National
Wildlife Fund, the grant will allow the
JCC to use its developed and partially
developed land on the West Bloomfield
campus, which includes woods, gently
rolling hills and ponds.
One aspect of Nature's Way will focus
on stewardship of the environment.
Children and families will learn to care
for natural habitats, and even create one
in their own backyards. NWF experts
will train staff and help develop pro-
Trails will be marked highlighting
environmental features; ponds will be
stocked for fishing; bird watching will be
encouraged; and families will learn the
essentials of camping.
"It'll be a state park-like environment,"
"Shalom Street will be involved, too,"
she says. "It will add an outdoor compo-
nent to what we're teaching already
Another element of Nature's Way,
Weitzer says, will be enjoyment of the
environment for enjoyment's sake —
family fitness in the woods, nature hikes,
cross-country skiing and more.
The grant begins in October, and
Weitzer expects the first programming to
start in mid-winter.
The CFSEM, a permanent communi-
ty endowment established in 1984, gave
11 other grants Sept. 8 totaling $2 mil-
lion. Among the other recipients are the
Detroit Zoological Society, the Arab
Community Center for Social and
Economic Services and the New Detroit
Science Center. All programs deal with
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