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The following programs are presented by The Resource Place at the JCC.


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Mar 28 - Jun 6
Tuesday
10:30am - 12:30pm
Deborah Rothman

Instructor

Deborah Rothman

The Joy and Oy of Yiddish: Intermediate and Advanced - Spring 2017

Come explore the humor and beauty of this quintessential Jewish language.

Please note: This program now meets in Room 2.  No class April 11 & 18.

 

$120    Member: $90
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Apr 26 - May 17
Wednesday
10am - 11am
Rabbi Dovid Mochkin

Instructor

Rabbi Dovid Mochkin

Learn to Read Hebrew in Just FOUR Weeks

Ever feel lost at the services because you can’t follow Hebrew? Planning on visiting Israel and want to read the street signs? Want to study the Torah in its original language? Then this time proven course is for you! Flash cards (for you to keep) provided and included.

$36    Member: $36
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Apr 30 - Jun 11
Sunday
10am - 11am

Continuing Jewish Education for Adults - Hebrew Reading Level 2

Strengthen your Hebrew reading skills and increase fluency. Develop reading comprehension by learning to identify prefixes, suffixes and root words. Start building your Hebrew vocabulary box by learning approximately 100 new vocabulary words.

Co-sponsored by Ohr Torah, the Outreach Division of Congregation Light of Israel.

$30    Member: $30
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Apr 30 - Jun 11
Sunday
11am - 12pm

Continuing Jewish Education for Adults - The Mechanics and Kabbalah of Prayer

Ever wonder... What do those Hebrew words really mean? Does G-d really need my prayers? Why do we recite the same scripted prayers? If you would like to learn how to turn Prayer into the most meaningful and uplifting part of your day, join us as we explore the depths and beauty of our communication with G-d.

Co-sponsored by Ohr Torah, the Outreach Division of Congregation Light of Israel.

$30    Member: $30
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Healthy Habits for Life

Learn healthy habits that can actually change your life- right now and for the future. Tips will focus on healthy eating, disease prevention, stress reduction and more!

$20    Member: $15
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.
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Happy Hour with Live Music

Have a complimentary glass of wiine and snacks while listening to live music.  Warren Paul will be playing guitar and on vocals with some originals and cover songs.  Come out for an evening of fun and to meet someone new!

Pass the hat for tips for the performers.

5-5:30pm for Singles 60+

5:30-6:30 Open to all

Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


Remembering Names and Faces

Slips in memory are a natural part of the aging process, but there is good news you may not know. It is possible to grow new brain cells as we age. What is memory? Learn different types of memory as well as specific memory techniques to help remember names and faces.

$20    Member: $16
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.
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Inside the Six-Day War: Myths and Facts

Ralph Nurnberger, Professor of International Affairs at Georgetown University, has 40 years of senior-level experience working in and with the U.S. government on issues related to foreign policy and the Middle East. In this presentation he will uncover the roots of the Six-Day War and reveal little-known events leading up to it.

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester as part of Israel 2017: The Series.

Free    Free for Members
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Shavuot Ice Cream Scoop Shop

Enjoy a fresh scooped ice cream sundae in honor of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot.

Free for Members
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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AARP Safe Driving Course

Earn discounts on your auto insurance with the New York State-approved driver safety course. Payment must be made by check to AARP on the first day of class.

$20 AARP Members, $25 Non-AARP Members

Monday and Wednesday June 5, 7; July 3, 5; August 7, 9

Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


Six Days in June - Film Screening

As we note the 50th anniversary of the onset of the Six Day War, join us for a screening of Six Days in June: The War that Redefined the Middle East, a riveting documentary that utilizes extensive raw footage and interviews with the war’s key players to explore the war’s history and legacy.

Free    Free for Members
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Jun 17 - Jun 18
Sunday
1 - 5pm
Saturday
7pm

Rikud Rochester Israeli Dance Workshop

Join together with dancers from the U.S. and Canada for our 20th Annual Israeli Dance Marathon and Workshop.  The always popular Ken Avner is back as our guest programmer and teacher!

Register for Saturday, Sunday, or both.  The full weekend price includes Sunday supper.
Registration is open to members and non members.

Saturday: 7pm-2am: $28
Sunday: 1-5pm: $22
Entire weekend including Sunday supper: $50

Register for Saturday

Register for Sunday

Register for Both

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Songs of Generations: A Yiddish Concert with the Mlotek Family

Nobel Laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer called Chana and Yosl Mlotek the “Sherlock Holmes” of Yiddish song. Experience the incredible scope of Yiddish song as performed by their son and grandchildren, including Zalmen Mlotek, the artistic director of the National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene.

Generously supported by the Congregation Beth Sholom Albert Sussman Memorial Education Fund

$8/person in Advance, $10/person at the Door

$8    Member: $8
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Jun 21 - Jul 19
Wednesday
1pm
Dee Schwartz, Jewish Family Service

Instructor

Dee Schwartz, Jewish Family Service

Caring for a Parent/Loved One Support Group

Get the support you need to help care for your aging parent or loved one.  Pre-registration is required 48 hours prior to a group meeting. Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

 

 

Free for Members
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.


20-30 Somethings Happy Hour POOLSIDE with Live Music!

Bring some friends and join us for great live music, hors d'oeuvrs and giveaways! You can enjoy an evening on our outdoor patio while sipping a cocktail. The price also includes 2 drink tickets.

Co-Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Rochester

$15    Member: $10
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.
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25 Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Health

Do you ever wonder which health tips actually work? Learn 25 different, simple changes you can start doing TODAY to make a positive and beneficial impact to your health and well-being. Can you guess tip #1?

$25    Member: $20
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.
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JCC Artist Showcase

If you are an artist or appreciate art, come check this out! The JCC Art of Painting Class, Marquetry Class, Crafting Class and Figure Drawing class, plus others will have pieces on display. Ask questions about the artists, their work, or the class. Some pieces will be available for purchase.

Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


Casino Day Trip to Del Lago Casino

Take your chances to win big at the Del Lago Casino and Resort. We will board a bus via Star Travel and Tours and head to Waterloo to try our luck. Cost includes transportation, lunch buffet and $20 free play money. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, JULY 24. SPOTS ARE LIMITED!

$60    Member: $55
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.
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Senior Picnic by the Pool

Join us for lunch and fun! Musical guests Jean and Jerry Warren will sing and play guitar to your favorite tunes from the 40’s-70’s. Bring a friend and be entered into a drawing to win a spectacular prize!

$10    Member: $8
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.
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Days & Times
Mondays
10am - 2pm
Allison Roberts

Instructor

Allison Roberts

The Art of Painting

Have you always wanted to paint, or are you a more experienced artist seeking inspiration from like-minded friends? Work in the media of your choice from acrylics, oils, water color, and colored pencils to mixed media and enjoy demonstrations from guest artists. All ages and abilities are welcome. Painting coupon booklets must be purchased at the Main Desk to enter the class.

$88    Member: $55
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


Days & Times
Tuesdays of each month

Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program

The H.I.I.C.A.P. (Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program) is available at the JCC, co-sponsored by New York State, Monroe County Offices for the Aging, and the Monroe County Medical Society. Trained volunteer counselors offer accurate and objective information, counseling, assistance and advocacy relating to Medicare, private health insurance, and related health coverage plans for Medicare beneficiaries, their representatives, or persons soon to be eligible for Medicare. This service is free and confidential.

We can help with:

Filing an insurance claimUnderstanding your medical billsChoosing the right policy for your specific needsMaking an appeal to MedicarePrescription drug coverage (e.g. EPIC)Long-term care insurance for nursing home and home care

H.I.I.C.A.P.'s counselors can provide you with any of the above assistance. Call Michele Ruda Leve at 461-2000, ext. 232 for further information or to arrange a confidential appointment.

Free for Members
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.


Days & Times
First and Second and Third and Fourth and Fifth Tuesdays of each month

Shop.Compare.Enroll.

Coordinated Care Services, Inc. can assist you with the health insurance enrollment process through New York State of Health, the Official Health Plan Marketplace.  Appointments may be made at the JCC for the first and third Friday of each month as well as the third Thursday from 4-8pm.  For an appointment, call 613-7662.

FREE

Free for Members


Hachnasat Orchim

Help fulfill the Mitzvah of Hachnasat Orchim (welcoming guests)

Are you willing to open your home during secular and Jewish holidays to those new to the area or don't have family nearby?  If so, call Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW.  You may be asked to provide transportation.  Thank you for your kindness!

Free for Members
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.


Days & Times
Mondays
10:15am - 11:45am

Musical Mondays with Mike Miller

Join Mike and the piano in the Fireside Lounge every Monday from 10:15-11:45am. to sing everything from show tunes to old standards.  Lyric sheets are provided.  

FREE

Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


Days & Times
Thursdays
12pm

Congregatings: A Community Brown-Bag Lunch and Learn Series for Adults

The JCC is pleased to be participating in a newly expanded community brown-bag lunch and learn series for adults. This group, an outgrowth of the “TBKers” from Temple B’rith Kodesh, meets monthly for engaging conversations and presentations on a great variety of topics. All are welcome.

The February, March, and May meetings will take place in the Adult Lounge at Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester NY 14618. Lunch is at noon; the speaker portion begins at 12:15. (Please see calendar below).  The April program will take place at the JCC.  Learn more here.

The group requests that, in the spirit of the law of kashrut, brown-bag lunches exclude pork and shellfish products as well as food items that mix meat and dairy ingredients.

Summer 2017 programs to date:

May 25 “Jewish Play Project,” by Stephen Jacobs - document 200 years of Jewish Designers, Entrepreneurs and Inventors in Toy, Games, Pinball and Video Games.  Held at TBK.

Free    Free for Members


Starting Jun 28, 2017
Wednesdays
9:30am - 11am
Rishi Hein

Instructor

Rishi Hein

Babyccino

A chic meet for parents and their tots, ages 0-3 yrs (caregivers welcome too!) At Babyccino, we venture into a place where parenthood and childhood happily intersect in a warm Jewish atmosphere. It’s an hour filled with music, rhythm, sensory exploration, giggles and bonding.

Babyccino is co-sponsored by Pittsford Chabad, The Resource Place, and PJ Library

$10/Class   $50/6 Classes

Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.

Register for Wednesday 9:30am - 11am (Starting Jun 28, 2017)



Starting Jul 6, 2017
Thursdays
1 - 5pm

Ask the Expert, a Free Summer Speaker Series

July 6- Super Noggin- A Brain Fitness Program
Join us to learn how to keep our minds sharp as we practice healthy new lifestyle habits and brain fitness exercises. We will also have an opportunity to hear more about the Super Noggin Brain Fitness Program.
Facilitator: Emily Krohn, LCSW-R, CDP, Owner Connection Compass, Certified Super Noggin Instructor
July 13-Anti-Scam and Identity Security
A workshop to help consumers spot scams and avoid fraud will be facilitated by Lifespan. Learn how to protect yourself and those around you.
Facilitator: Leita King, Life Span
July 20- Rochester Person’s of Interest
Rochester is a fascinating city with rich history. Learn about the influential people who made it this way.
Facilitator: Bob Vukosic

Call or e-mail to reserve your spot for one or all of these free summer speakers.

Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.