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


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Feb 15 - Apr 18
Monday
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. 

 

 

Free for Members
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.


Sep 12 - Sep 30
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

High Holiday Display

Did you know that the Rochester Jewish community offers over a dozen options for High Holiday services?  Come explore the many different ways to connect with Jewish community during the High Holiday season. 

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Sep 13 - Dec 13
Tuesday
10:30am - 12:30pm
Deborah Rothman

Instructor

Deborah Rothman
Nov 1 - Dec 13
Tuesday
10:30am - 12:30pm
Deborah Rothman

Instructor

Deborah Rothman

Location

Yiddish Culture Center

The Joy and Oy of Yiddish: Language, Literature, and Culture - Intermediate and Advanced

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

Please note that, due to the timing of the fall holidays, the fall Yiddish program will be split into two parts, one in September, and then one in Nov/ Dec.  You may register for all nine weeks, or just the six weeks that begin November 1.  This link is for the FULL session, beginning Sept 13.  The class will meet on Sept 13, 20, & 27, and then resume on Nov 1 and continue through Dec 13 (minus Nov 22, which is the week of Thanksgiving).

 

$120    Member: $90
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Super Noggin, A Brain Fitness Program

10 Steps to Brain Fitness- Only 30% of how well we age is controlled by our genes. The other 70% is up to you! The bulk of how well you age is affected by your activities and the lifestyle choices you make. This workshop teaches you what you need to stay as mentally sharp as possible. We will cover important topics such as diet, exercise, sleep, humor, stress and memory fitness.

$20    Member: $16
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.


Red Cross 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive

Give the gift of life at our annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive in partnership with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.  Appointments preferred, but walk-ins welcome.  To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROS, or visit redcross.org.

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Footloose and Fall Free

As we age, it is important to maintain confidence in our ability to move and find ways to decrease our risk of falling. This presentation will give an overview of falling risks and prevention tips.

$8    Member: $6
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.



Sep 29 - Nov 10
Thursday
10am - 11:30am
Joy Getnick, PhD

Instructor

Joy Getnick, PhD

A Taste of Great Decisions

A unique version of the Foreign Policy Association's "Great Decisions" program. Course materials are designed to engage students in critical debate regarding contemporary foreign policy challenges, with an emphasis on Jewish values and ethics in practice. This "taste of" will cover three lessons from the 2016 program. Will require a bit of reading prior to each class.

Class meets on Thursdays Sept 29, Oct 20, and Nov 10.

A partner program with Rochester Kollel at Temple B'rith Kodesh

$25    Member: $25
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Particular Eaters (Not Picky!)

Do you have trouble finding foods that will both nourish and satisfy your child? Tired of serving single-color foods? Learn why some children are more particular about foods than others and take home some new strategies to try that might open up a whole new world of food choices at your dinner table.

$20    Member: $15
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.


The Israeli Shukkah Shuk: A Celebration of the Sukkot Holiday and Fall Harvest

It's time for the Sukkah Shuk, Israel style! Sukkot is a time when we celebrate community, the fall harvest, and our connection with Jerusalem and Israel. Stop by our Israel-inspired "shuk" (marketplace) and revel in the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of the holiday. Purchase a lulav and etrog (traditional Sukkot ritual objects), fall harvest favorites, assorted foods and sweets, Judaica, and more. Pick up information on Sukkot and the many ways to celebrate here in Jewish Rochester, and get tips on how to bring the joy of Sukkot into your home. All are welcome!

A partner program with Ohr Torah – the outreach division of Congregation Light of Israel

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Quick Dinners for the Busy Person

Now that you are retired, are you busier than ever? Is your calendar filled several evenings during the week? Is preparing dinner a challenge? Sample a quick, easy, and delicious dinner that you can whip up before a busy night out. Additional recipes will be provided!

$20    Member: $15
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.


Mindful Relationships: Creating Genuine Connections

This workshop will focus on couples, families, and friendships using mindfulness to enrich all the important relationships in our lives.

$40    Member: $30
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.


Mindfulness and Memory

Focusing attention and silencing the chatter in the mind are skills that can be developed with practice. Sometimes difficulties with remembering are often a lack of attention rather than a memory problem. Workshop activities focus on attention control exercises that participants can take home to practice on their own.

$20    Member: $16
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.


Nov 2 - Nov 16
Wednesday
10:30am - 12pm
Deborah Rothman

Instructor

Deborah Rothman

The Joy and Oy of Yiddish: Language, Literature, and Culture - Beginner

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

 

$30    Member: $25
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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FILM-Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

How worried should parents be about the amount of time their children spend looking at screens? How much should parents police that screen time? That's what filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston set out to learn in her documentary "Screenagers: Growing Up In the Digital Age". "This is the parenting issue of our time", said Berkeley native Delaney Ruston. "Tech on its own isn't bad, but it's bad when it's out of balance." Join the community showing of the movie and discussion geared for parents, teachers, tweens and teens in the Hart Theater. Presented by Brighton Central Schools, the JCC's Resource Place and the JCC Ames Amzalak Rochester International Jewish Film Festival.

Free for Members
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.


Loaves of Love III: A Multi-Generational Mega Challah Bake

This epic event is back by popular demand!  Join over 360 women and girls from across the Jewish community to knead, braid, connect, and to be inspired at an evening to remember. 

Co-sponsored with Pittsford Chabad

$18    Member: $18
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Top 10 Tips for a Good's Night Sleep

Do you have trouble sleeping through the night? Do you wake up groggy and tired every day? Learn easy tips to get a better night's sleep and reclaim your energy.

$20    Member: $15
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.


Experience the Music: A Concert with Rabbi Avi Kilimnick

A motzei Shabbat concert featuring classic favorites and new original music by Rabbi Avi Kilimnick. Join us as we celebrate Rabbi Kilimnick's new CD, "Hadran," and conclude Shabbat together as a community. Great for kids, families, and adults!

$5/ticket if purchased by Tuesday, Nov 8

$8/ticket at the door

Children 5 and under are free

CDs - $15, or download via iTunes

 

$5    Member: $5
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Mealtime Mindfulness

Come explore Mindful Eating and its concepts. Learn how to eat more mindfully and help your children develop a healthy relationship with food and their bodies through knowledge and specific methods of practice. Eating can be a natural and pleasurable activity. This workshop will help you become more aware of your relationship with food and help you teach the same to your children. A mindful meal will be part of this exciting workshop so that we can put the principals into practice. Learn about satiety levels, emotional eating and much more.

$40    Member: $30
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.


A Scents-able Approach to Essential Oils

Learn all about the use of Natural Essential Oils to improve your health, lift you mood and detoxify your environment. Find out what the research says about the benefits of aromatherapy so that you too can benefit. Sniff tests included!

$8    Member: $6
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.


Feeding Your Grandchildren- Even When They are Allergic to Peanuts

Love having your grandkids over but not sure how to safely feed them because they have food allergies? Join us to learn some new ideas and try a few samples of foods that will satisfy both taste and allergy restrictions.

$20    Member: $15
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.


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
Wednesdays
11:30am - 12:30pm
Gary Updyke, M.A.

Instructor

Gary Updyke, M.A.

Mindful Meditation

People who meditate tend to be calmer, happier, friendlier, and more resourceful.  Meditation can be very easy when you know how to do it properly.  Bring a blanket or yoga mat or sit in the chairs provided.  Class is 6 weeks. 

$60    Member: $50
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


Days & Times
Tuesdays
1:30 - 3:30pm
Deb Appleton

Instructor

Deb Appleton

Mindfulness is a Skill

The practice of being mindful is a new way of relating to yourself and the world around you. Through experiential learning of research-based guided mindfulness practices, participants will see how these practices affect both their inner and outer lives. Through these practices, participants will learn to direct their attention in a more focused way to whatever is happening in the present moment.

$60    Member: $50
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.


Starting Sep 12, 2016
Mondays
5:15 - 6:45pm
Bethany Mack

Instructor

Bethany Mack

All New! Modern Embroidery

This course will focus on how to apply classic embroidery techniques to modern designs for a chic and adventurous look and will also teach different stitches each class. Pick from designs provided or design your own. Materials will be provided to create at least one design of choice. Class is open to all skill levels.

Class is 6 weeks: September 12, 19, 26 & November 7, 14, 21  (Note: NO class in October due to Jewish Holidays).

$60    Member: $50
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


Starting Sep 13, 2016
Tuesdays
5:15 - 6:45pm
Bethany Mack

Instructor

Bethany Mack

All New! T-Shirt Printing

Learn several aspects of re-purposing, with the main focus on how to design and print your own t-shirts at home. This class is designed for ages 16 and older with projects perfect for the novice and the skilled alike. Your first t-shirt and ink will be provided for printing more t-shirts or fabrics.

Class is 6 weeks: September 13, 20, 27 & November 8, 15, 22 (Note: NO class in October due to Jewish Holidays).

$65    Member: $55
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


Starting Sep 14, 2016
Wednesdays
5:15 - 5:45pm
Bethany Mack

Instructor

Bethany Mack

All New! Figure Drawing

Each week will have a different model with short and long poses to practice drawing. This class will cater to seasoned artists looking to brush up on some skills or the new artist wanting to learn form. Pencils and paper will be provided, but bringing your own materials and medium is also encouraged.

 

Class is 6 weeks: September 14, 21, 28 & November 9, 16, 23 (Note: NO class in October due to Jewish Holidays).

$60    Member: $50
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


Starting Oct 26, 2016
Wednesdays
4:30 - 5:30pm
Kara Juszczak, LMSW, Co-Owner Tree of Hope Counseling

Instructor

Kara Juszczak, LMSW, Co-Owner Tree of Hope Counseling

Mindfulness for Kids

Kids will learn how to use mindfulness to relax, interact with others and cope with everyday stress through activities including: meditation, mindful movement (yoga), deep breathing, mindful eating, listening, and art projects. 

$70    Member: $60
Ages 7-11
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.