The following programs are presented by The Resource Place at the JCC.
InstructorDee Schwartz, Jewish Family Service
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.
Give the gift of life at our annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive in partnership with teh Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Appointments preferred, but walk-ins welcome. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROS, or visit redcross.org.
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.
Let us help demystify the High Holidays. Learn what to expect in a synagogue, explore traditional rituals and customs, and walk away with ideas for how to make the holidays meaningful and personal for you.
InstructorJoy Getnick, PhD
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
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.
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
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!
This workshop will focus on couples, families, and friendships using mindfulness to enrich all the important relationships in our lives.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
InstructorGary Updyke, M.A.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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).