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


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Jan 26 - Mar 22
Tuesday
10:30am - 12:30pm
Deborah Rothman

Instructor

Deborah Rothman

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

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

Please note: This link is only to register for Intermediate and Advanced Yiddish.  If you are interested in Beginner Yiddish, please contact Joy Getnick.  Date and time TBD based on participant availability.

 

$120    Member: $90
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Jan 28 - Mar 10
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 meets on Thursday Jan 28, Feb 11, 25, & Mar 10

Cost includes required text.

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

$36    Member: $36
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Feb 15 - May 16
Monday
1pm
Kate O'Brien, BSW, MS, MHSA, Supervior of Community Case Management, JFS

Instructor

Kate O'Brien, BSW, MS, MHSA, Supervior of Community Case Management, JFS

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. 

 

Upcoming Meeting Dates:  February 15; March 21; April 18, 2016

Free for Members
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.


Mar 3 - May 5
Thursday
10am - 10:45am

Coffee, Coloring, and Conversation

Join the new adult coloring craze. Relax and unwind with Jewish-themed coloring sheets, coffee, and conversation with new friends.

Program meets on the first Thursday of the month: Mar 3, Apr 7 & May 5.

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Cooking with Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Substitutions

Learn how you can easily recreate your favorite dishes without gluten or dairy by using simple, readily available substitutions.  Cooking demo and food samples.

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


The Curious Jew

Every Jew has the right to ask.  All of us have questions about Judaism.  If you don't have questions - as yourself this - "why not?"  "Questioning" is the name of the game in this exciting session, from the most minor details to the most complex issues in Judaism.  Join Rabbi Avi and Miriam Mammon for a time you don't want to miss!  To submit a question in advance, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or come ready to ask.  Open to all.  Please register by March 10. 

Free    Free for Members
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

Come explore and discuss the Torah's view on the topic of gratitude and how we can cultivate it in our lives and in turn teach this to our children.  Includes lunch.

$10    Member: $8
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.


Achieving Your ideal Health as You Age

This workshop will provide an overveiw of how untreated hearing loss affects your overall health and well-being.  We will also talk about activity level, the imporance of restful sleep and managing stress as ways of also achieving ideal health as you age.

$10    Member: $8
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.


Mindfulness and Memory-A Super Noggin Brain Fitness Program

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 can also be taken home to practice. 

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



Eat Like a Vegan

Understand why so many people are choosing to eat vegan and learn how you can prepare delicious and sastifying vegan meals.  Cooking demo and samples.

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


Israel Independence Day Film Screening - A Hero in Heaven

A Hero in Heaven (45 mins) tells the story of American-born Michael Levinzl, and his decision to serve in an elite unit of the Israeli Defense Forces as a "lone soldier."  Killed in combat during the 2006 Second Lebanon War, Levin left behind a legacy of Jewish pride and commitment.  Join us as we celebrate Israel's birthday, and honor and remember Israel's fallen heroes, such as Michael Levin. 

A partner program with RIJFF.

Free    Free for Members
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Israel Independence Day Flag Raising

Join us as we raise the Israeli flag, sing "Hatikvah," and celebrate Israel's 68th birthday. 

Free    Free for Members
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Spin Israel: A Special Israel Independence Day Cycling Event

A special Israel-themed spinning class in honor of Israel's 68th birthday.  Spin to Israeli music as you enjoy a scenic tour of israel's beautiful landscape.  Stay after for a refreshing Israeli-inspired treat. 

Free for Members
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Top Kitchen Hacks for the Beginner Cook

Learn easy tips and short cuts to help make the time in the kitchen easier and more fun!

 

 

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


Come Play! An intereactive Workshop

Play helps a child socialize, create, practice skills, problem solve, and develop interests.  In this hands-on workshop, we will reveiw how the use of play can help meet developmental milestones and help gain a better understanding of how our children learn.  Take home resources will be provided.  Includes lunch. 

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


Days & Times
Second Tuesdays of each month
11:15am - 11:45am

Story Time with Mike... For Parents, Grandparents and Children of All Ages

Mike Miller has been telling stories as a teacher, camp counselor, and professional storyteller for over 30 years.  He loves entertaining grandparents, parents and children of all ages.  Join us for this FREE event the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

 

Free for Members
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
Second Tuesdays of each month
10am - 11am
Michael Miller

Instructor

Michael Miller

All New! Show Tune Showcase

Join this choral group to sing popular show tunes, facilitated and accompanied by Michael Miller.

Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


Days & Times
Wednesdays
10am
June Rapowitz

Instructor

June Rapowitz

Mah Jongg Lessons

Students will learn official rules and strategies with the confidence to join an ongoing game in this 4 week class. No prior experience or knowledge is required.

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


Days & Times
First and Second and Third and Fourth and Fifth Wednesdays of each month
10am - 11:30pm
Ashley Lofthouse

Instructor

Ashley Lofthouse

Why Buy, When You Can DIY?

Do you see things on Pinterest or in a store or sale and think, "I can make that myself?" Well, now you can. Join us for these workshops to make easy, beautiful projects and keepsakes. Each class offers three different projects to take home. All materials are provided.
Instructor: Ashley Lofthouse

Wednesday, Dec 2: The Gifts of Giving- Make these to keep or give as gifts: Necklace, Photo frame, Truffles in a box.
Wednesday, Jan 13: A Little Somethin' for Everyone- Frame, Pendant, Kid's Magnetic Playboard
Thursday, Feb 11: This is How YOU Do It- Plaque, Cupcake Bouquet, Vintage Transfer

$30 per class  Member: $25 per class

There is a discount if you take all three classes!

 

 

Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


Starting Mar 16, 2016
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.