Calendar

Dec
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Thu
Body Pump
Dec 12 @ 6:30 am – 7:15 am

An energizing, weight-based group exercise class set to motivating, high energy music.

Senior Aqua Fitness
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

A fun workout in the pool with emphasis on aerobic movements that raise your heart rate and get you in shape!

This class is intended for Seniors

Cardio Sculpt
Dec 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

A full body workout involving high intensity cardio and interval training using jump ropes, weights and exercise bands. Bring your workout to the next level! Class ends with 10 minute abs and stretching. Class may meet outdoors in warm weather.

Gentle Yoga
Dec 12 @ 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

A restful, calming class including breathing, gentle flowing movements, passive and supported poses. This is a perfect beginning yoga class that is also appropriate for those working with injury, limited mobility, or who prefer a softer, gentler approach to yoga.

Zumba
Dec 12 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Groove to Latin and International beats in this fun dance aerobics class. Guaranteed fun and all levels are welcome.

Synonyms
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Synonyms @ Cafritz Hall
Dir. Nadav Lapid | 123 min
Narrative | France, Germany, Israel  2019
French and Hebrew with English subtitles

Loosely based on director Nadav Lapid’s (The Kindergarten Teacher) own experiences, the film follows young Israeli ex-soldier Yoav—played by newcomer Tom Mercier, in an incredible performance—who escapes his country and past to take up residence in Paris. Armed with a pocket-sized French dictionary, Yoav refuses to speak his native Hebrew as he desperately tries to immerse himself in French society. Living on only a few francs a day, he bounces from job to job on a wildly erratic journey, attempting to assimilate into a seemingly impenetrable culture.

Unpredictable yet kinetically assured, Lapid’s lucid assault against nationhood asks if individuals can ever be fully extricated from the society into which they were born. While Synonyms is loaded with ideas about identity, both personal and national, it’s the intense emotional impact of Yoav’s experiences that resonate so strongly.

-Note adapted from the Toronto International Film Festival

Film contains adult content, themes, and nudity

Parent Night Out: Barre and Bar with JFamily
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

You’re invited to join JFamily for a parent night out! We’ll start with a special class at barre3 14th Street and end for drinks at The Smith. We have reserved several spaces in a class on Thursday, December 12th at 7:30pm. There is limited availability in this class, so sign up early to get your sweat (and mindfulness) on. Then we’ll head to The Smith for merriment from 8:30 until the bar closes at 10p, we can still shut a place down…on a weeknight! Can’t make it to barre? Feel free to just join us at the bar. Learn more about barre3 below and sign up today.

If you’re attending barre3, tickets are required and cover part of the cost of the class, the rest is covered by JFamily. Each parent pays their own tab at The Smith.

What is barre3?

Barre3 is a 60-minute workout incorporating strength training, cardio and mindfulness. The class is designed to balance the body and leave you feeling energized happy and strong. Your instructor will also offer several adaptations of the postures so that the workout is truly accessible to anyone, including those with injuries, pre- or post-natal, and any shape, size, age, gender.

 

JFamily is brought to you by the Edlavitch DCJCC and funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the United Jewish Endowment Fund.
Vinyasa Flow
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Vinyasa Yoga is a style of power yoga in which poses flow from one to the other in conjunction with the breath.

Dec
13
Fri
Stretch & Strength
Dec 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Stretch and Strength class was created to help people move through daily life with more energy, less pain, greater ease, and better focus by using techniques that release excess tension while strengthening postures that hold a body in balance. This work corrects pain-causing habits, such as slouching and pain-adaptation, aids recovery from injury, and sharpens recreational and work performance.

Monday instruction: Devonne Horsley
Wednesday instruction: Ruth Barnes
Friday instruction: Devonne Horsley

Cost: $50 for unlimited classes monthly (You would be able to attend any or all three classes weekly) or $8.00 drop in fee per class.

Shoelaces
Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Shoelaces @ Cafritz Hall
Dir. Jacob Goldwasser | 90 min
Narrative Israel  2018
Hebrew with English subtitles

Nominated for 8 Israeli Academy Awards including Best Picture, Shoelaces tells the gently comic story of a complicated relationship between an aging father and his special-needs adult son.

Reuven’s (Doval’e Glickman, Shtisel) kidneys are failing and his son Gadi (Nevo Kimchi, Footnote, Restoration) wants to donate one of his own to help save his father’s life. However, the transplant committee objects, claiming that Reuven, acting as Gadi’s sole legal guardian after the recent passing of his mom, does not have the right to authorize such an invasive procedure.

Afraid of losing his father as well, Gadi feels he finally has the chance to do something meaningful and stand on his own, and he sets out to fight for his right to save his father’s life. Co-starring Yafit Asulin (The Women’s Balcony) and Evelin Hagoel (A Matter of Size, The Women’s Balcony), Shoelaces is a heartwarming story full of love, life, and human connection.