Social Interest Groups

Adult special interest groups provide a unique opportunity for members to enjoy activities, discussions, workshops and forums that cater to individual and group interests. Develop a special talent or learn more about subjects and places unknown to you. Programs dedicated to creating and maintaining an environment of growth, opportunity and interaction.

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

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Days & Times
First and Third Thursdays of each month
1 - 2:30pm

Connections For Women

Are you a woman who is facing a fork in the road of your life's journey? Do you want to meet other women travelers on this journey? If so, Connections is for you. When retirement or downsizing, a death or divorce, or other life cycle event jolts us out of our routines, we find the freedom to redefine ourselves. Through a series of group discussions and activities, we will share the hills and valleys of this journey; we will examine our relationships with ourselves and others; and we will support and learn from each other.

You, the participants, determine in large part the directions that this group takes. You will have the opportunity to talk and form new friendships, exchange ideas, listen to speakers, plan activities and trips, etc. Your presence will define the group. You have nothing to lose, and a lot to gain. We hope to meet you—stop in and say "Hello!"


JCC Member: Free     Non Member: May use guest pass

Days & Times
Second and Fourth Fridays of each month
12:30 - 1:30pm

When You’ve Lost a Loved One - A Bereavement Support Group

Have you lost someone special to you recently? Do you feel like you could use some camaraderie with others who may understand some of what you are going through? Then please come join us for an informal, supportive, discussion. Feel free to share something about the special person that you lost, and your experiences with life after the loss, or simply come and listen.

This is an open group, meaning that you may come for any or all of the sessions. Your special person may have been a spouse, a parent, or anyone else who was very close to you. 

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: May use guest pass

JNet: Rochester's Jewish Network for Young Adults

JNet is a forum for coordinating social, religious, cultural, and other programs and events for young, post traditional four-year college (22-35) Jews in the Greater Rochester area.  JNet primarily communicates through a Facebook page.  Join us at

Ages 22 and up
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.

Days & Times
11am - 1pm

Current Events

Interested in current events local, national and international? We cover local, town, and city issues, politics, science and other topics in the news. Topics are suggested by the weekly participants so your interests will be covered as well. No registration required. There is a break for lunch.

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: May use guest pass
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.

Days & Times
First Thursdays of each month
10:15am - 10:45am

Coffee and Conversation

First Thursday of every month.  Come enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack.  Meet new friends and hear what events are comping up.  Feel feel to exercise after or stay for the rest of the "Senior Day at the J" Program.

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: May use guest pass
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.