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


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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. 

Register for Short Session

This link is for the SHORT session, beginning November 1, only.
$80  Member $60

Register for Full Session

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.

Register for Tuesday 10:30am - 12:30pm (Nov 1 - Dec 13)



Dec 8 - Feb 9, 2017
Thursday
10:15am - 11pm
Rabbi Dovid Mochkin

Instructor

Rabbi Dovid Mochkin

Conversational Yiddish

Sholem Aleykem!  Welcome!  Join Rabbi Dovid Mochkin as we kvell, kibbutz, and kvetch with friends old and new in this informal conversational Yiddish series.  

Please note: Class meets on Dec 8, Jan 12, & Feb 9

$15    Member: $10
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Rochester Jewish Chorale in Concert

For the past 25 years the Rochester Jewish Chorale has brought Jewish culture to life. Join us for a community concert featuring a selection of traditional, Ladino, Yiddish, and Israeli numbers, as well as some Hanukkah favorites to welcome the upcoming Festival of Lights.

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Hanukkah in the Hallways

Stop on by and chat with Joy Getnick, Director of Jewish Life, and Michele Ruda Leve, Director of the Resource Place. Pick-up tips, ideas, resources, and treats to help bring the magic of Hanukkah into your home.  12:30-1pm & 5-5:30pm

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Super Noggin, A Brain Fitness Program: Stress Reduction

Excessive or chronic stress can interfere with your memory. This class gives a brief overview of the effects of stress on brain fitness and presents simple mental and physical techniques for relaxation that can be done anywhere...anytime! You’ll learn techniques that will de-stress you, invigorate your brain, and even get you laughing.

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


Dec 21 - Feb 20, 2017
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. Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

 

 

Free for Members
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.


Co-Parenting: For Married, Divorced, and Blended Families

No two parents are alike. Whether married, divorced or blended family, when two adults share the important task of raising children, there are bound to be differences in style, temperament, and thoughts on “what’s best for the kids.” How do we blend styles without temper flair-ups? How do we set rules that work for our family and keep the peace? How do we create a united front as parents? And how do we co-parent if we don’t share a home together?

Price is per family

Free SitterService is available

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


Jan 15 - Feb 19, 2017
Sunday
9:45am - 11am

Adult Education - Sunday Morning Series

Join us Sunday mornings for a six-week course to further your Jewish education.  Two concurrent choices:

"Hebrew Reading Crash Course:" Always wanted to read Hebrew?  Follow the prayer service in its original Hebrew?  Read the street signs in Israel?  Now is your chance.

"Breakneck Through the Bible:" Take a thrilling ride through the whole Torah, starting with Genesis straight through Deuteronomy.  Learn the primary historical, philosophical, and ethical elements of Judaism eternal.

Breakfast: 9:45am

Classes (pick one!): 10:15-11:00am

In parternship with Ohr Torah, the outreach branch fo Congregation Light of Israel.

$40    Member: $40
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Super Noggin, A Brain Fitness Program: Better Sleep

Insomnia affects nearly a third of Americans periodically and for some it is a chronic problem. Did you know that your memory is affected by the quality of your sleep? This class reviews the latest information on what contributes to a good night’s sleep and explains several mental exercises recommended by sleep experts to help fall asleep or get back to sleep. Improve your memory and your sleep.

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


Jan 24 - Mar 21, 2017
Tuesday
10:30am - 12:30pm
Deborah Rothman

Instructor

Deborah Rothman

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

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

*Please note - Registration IS required and will open later in November 2016.  Thanks for your patience!

$120    Member: $90
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Just the Facts: Tips and Tricks to Understanding Food Labels

Calories, fats, carbohydrates, partially hydrogenated oils, organic, natural... the list goes on and on. Food labels are intentionally confusing- making it difficult to know if what you are buying is actually good for you. Learn how to properly and effectively read a food label, decipher what is important and learn which terms are important to focus on to ensure you are making a healthy choice that is right for you.

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


Screenwise Webinar

Brighton Central School District Board Room (administration building), 2035 Monroe Ave.


Please join us for a webinar for parents delivered by Devorah Heitner, Ph.D., founder and director of Raising Digital Natives. Devorah is an international speaker, workshop leader, and consultant on the digital lives of children. Her talk will help parents manage the new stress of technology on our children. The event is hosted by the Family Support Center of BCSD and the Resource Place at the JCC. 

Free for Members
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.


Jan 26 - Jan 26, 2017
Thursday
10am - 11:30am
Joy Getnick

Instructor

Joy Getnick

Great Decisions: A Jewish Perspective

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. Will require a bit of reading prior to each class.  Class will meet on Jan 26, Feb 9 & 23, Mar 9 & 23, Apr 6 & 20, and May 4.

Please note: The price includes the cost of the book

$70    Member: $70
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Intergenerational Tu B'Shevat Seder and Activities

Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish birthday of the trees, is a time to reflect on our relationship with nature and the larger world in which we are so fortunate to live. Join together for an interactive, accessible seder (traditional service with ritual foods) focused on sustainability and fair trade followed by small group activities and discussion including crafts, film screening, planting, and more. Activities for all ages!

Facilitator: Rabbi Drorah Setel, Rabbi Emanu-El

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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New and Improved Kosher Cooking!

Kosher cooking has come a long way from schmaltz and sour cream. Learn new and delicious ways to cook healthier kosher meals with a focus on local foods. Taste an easy to prepare meal and take home some new recipes to try in your kosher kitchen!

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


Happy Hour at the JCC with Live Music!

Come and have a complimentary glass of wine and snacks while listening to live music. Warren Paul’s whimsical melodies are unmatched, as is his humor-topped off with his guitar and harmonica playing. Come out for a fun evening!

Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler 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
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.


Days & Times
Wednesdays
5:15 - 6:45pm
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.


Days & Times
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.


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

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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
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
Tuesdays of each month

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.


Starting Jan 3, 2017
Tuesdays
6:15 - 8pm
Ted Barnett, MD

Instructor

Ted Barnett, MD

Plant Based Diet

This six week course will detail the benefits of following a whole-food, plant-based (vegan) diet to achieve optimal health and prevent disease. Classes feature Q&A sessions and vegan food samplings with recipes. For more information, contact Carrie Dengler at ext. 214 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

$135 Non Members: $150
Physicians in training, and clinicians not receiving credit: $150
Physicians and Dentists receiving credit: $275
Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and others receiving credit: $225
Students (MD, DO, RN, RD, PA, NP, DC, DPh etc.): $100

Register Now

$135    Member: $150
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


Starting Jan 9, 2017
Mondays
5:15 - 6:45pm
Bethany Mack

Instructor

Bethany Mack

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.

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


Starting Jan 11, 2017
Wednesdays
5:15am - 6:45pm
Bethany Mack

Instructor

Bethany Mack

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.

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


Starting Jan 11, 2017
Wednesdays
11:30am - 12:30pm
Gary Updyke, M.A.

Instructor

Gary Updyke, M.A.

Meditation for Everyday

People who meditate tend to be calmer, happier, and more resourceful. Learn how to meditate properly. Bring a blanket or yoga mat, or use a chair.

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