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


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Dec 21 - Feb 20
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.


Jan 24 - Mar 21
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.


Feb 23 - May 25
Thursday
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.

Feb 23: Gershwin – Music Program, by Bob Heberger

Mar 23: “The Formation of the New Testament: What’s In, What’s Out!” by Professor Joe Kelly

May 25 “Jewish Play Project,” by Stephen Jacobs

Free    Free for Members


Mar 1 - Apr 1
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Purim Food Drive

One of the four mitzvot (commandments) associated with Purim is to give food to the needy. Fulfill this mitzvah by contributing to our Brighton Food Cupboard food drive! Barrel located by auditoriums throughout the month of March.

Free    Free for Members
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Purim BINGO Party and Holiday Lunch

Come celebrate the upcoming holiday of Purim as we enjoy a tasty lunch and test our luck at BINGO with guest BINGO caller John Golden. Advanced registration required. All are welcome.

Menu: Minestrone Soup, Wraps, Sides, Hamentaschen, Drinks

Special dietary needs accommodated by request.

$11    Member: $8
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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The Gut-Brain Connection: Anxiety and IBS in Children and Teens

Many children and teens experience anxiety and IBS, as parents we are frequently at a loss for how to help our children. This workshop will help parents understand the symptoms of anxiety and IBS, explore the Gut-Brain connection and include practical solutions to help our children and teens thrive! Free babysitting available.

$30    Member: $20
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.
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Vegetarian Cooking for the Meat Eater

Would you like to eat a more plant-based diet but still have meat eaters at home? Learn how to cook delicious dishes that will satisfy all food preferences while sticking to a vegetarian menu. Cooking demonstration and samples included.

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

Next and final class meets on Wednesday, March 8.

Free    Free for Members
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Anti-Scam and Identity Security

A free workshop to help consumers spot scams and avoid fraud will be facilitated by Lifespan. Learn how to protect yourself and those around you.

Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.
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Supernoggin: Mental Exercises

Join us for brain gymnastics! Novelty and challenge are important in keeping mentally sharp and this class will get those brain cells firing with non-competitive activities and exercises designed to work the brain in new ways. No games, IQ challenges, or puzzles-just “whole brain” workouts that are lots of fun.

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

Learn the basics of Conscious Parenting including what is/isn’t the difference between traditional and conscious parenting, how mindfulness fits in, and what are good ways for us to speak to our child that facilitates connection. Participants will leave with actionable information and a new perspective on the hardest job they’ll ever love.

 

Free for Members
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.
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Mar 21 - Mar 28
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Friday
Saturday

Model Matzah Bakery: An Annual Tradition!

An annual tradition! The Model Matzah Bakery, a program of Chabad Lubavitch of Rochester, proudly hosted by the JCC for over 35 years, returns this March in Auditorium A.  The Bakery is open March 21-28 with public sessions on Sunday, March 26 at 2pm, 2pm, and 3pm.  To arrange a private tour or reserve your spot on March 26 please call Rabbi Vogel at 271-0330.

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


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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Yom HaShoah: Annual Community Holocaust Remembrance Program

Come together as a community to honor and remember. The annual community service will feature the launch of the Rochester Area Holocaust Survivor Education Project which has created a digitized record of Rochester area Holocaust Survivor testimonies. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) historian and archivist Rebecca Erbelding, PhD will join us and speak to her experiences as an archivist conducting the type of incredible work happening here in Rochester.

A program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester's Center for Holocaust Awareness and Information (CHAI). 

Free    Free for Members
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Rethinking American Responses to the Holocaust

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) historian and archivist Rebecca Erbelding, PhD, will present her research on the War Refugee Board and a rethinking of American responses to the Holocaust. Feel free to bring your lunch or pre-order from the JCC’s Harvest Café.

Free    Free for Members
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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Maj Day at the J!

Join us for a fun-filled, casual day of Maj and lunch! Register by April 18 as an individual or group and bring your maj set if you have one. Full lunch will be provided by the Harvest Eatery. All levels of play are welcome!

$30    Member: $25
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.
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How Doctors Think Ethically: A Brown-Bag Lunchtime Presentation and Conversation

Join Professor Bernard Sussman, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Medical Humanities, Division of Palliative Care, Medical Humanities and Bioethics, and General Medicine and the University of Rochester Medical Center for a conversation about medical ethics in practice. Dr. Sussman will address how the Hippocratic tradition and modern bioethics influence medical decision making at the borders of life and death. Elements of ethically and medically sound shared decision making will be explored.

Part of "Congregatings," a newly expanded community brown-bag lunch and learn series for adults.

Free    Free for Members
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
Register Now



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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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.


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
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
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
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
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

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


Starting Mar 2, 2017
Thursdays
9:30am - 11:30am
Roger Woodin

Instructor

Roger Woodin

Bridge Instruction

Beginner to intermediate bridge instruction. Learn the basics and more to enjoy this ageless game.

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

Starting Mar 3, 2017
Fridays
2 - 3pm
Gary Updyke

Instructor

Gary Updyke

Path of Inquiry, A Meditation Program

Based on the book by Pema Chodron, Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living, we will introduce the Lojong method, or “mind training”. This method is organized around seven points that contain fifty-nine slogans that are designed to shake-up our habitual ways of thinking, perceiving and responding. This workshop is designed for those who have little to some experience with meditation. The book will be provided and is included in the cost.

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


Starting Mar 7, 2017
Tuesdays
5:30 - 7pm
Bethany Mack

Instructor

Bethany Mack

The Art of Amigurumi

Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. Learn the basic crochet stitches to make 2 of these cute and fun little creatures. Ages 12+. Supplies will be provided.

$55    Member: $50
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.
Register Now

Starting Mar 8, 2017
Wednesdays
10am - 12am
June Rapowitz

Instructor

June Rapowitz

Maj Jong Instruction

Join others as you learn the basics in this four week class taught by a master teacher. Class limited to 4-5 participants.

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

AARP Safe Driver's Class

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.

AARP Members: $20

Non AARP Members: $25

Future Dates are Monday and Wednesday, March 13 & 15; April 3 & 5; Mar 15 & 17

9:00am-12:00pm

Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.