Jewish Life & Learning
Continue your exploration of the humor and beauty of this special Jewish language.
Come celebrate the new book of former JCC author-in-residence Israel Emiot's poetry in Yiddish and English translation.
Reading of select poems by translator, Leah Zazulyer.
Books available for purchase.
A program of the Lane Dworkin Rochester Jewish Book Festival.
A tribute to Yitzhak Rabin on the eve of the twentieth anniversary of his assassination.
Join us for a screening of My So-Called Enemy, a 2013 RIJFF favorite in which six Israeli and Palestinian teens meet to share their stories. Screening preceded by a short tribute to Rabin's legacy and unwavering commitment to peace. (film in English, Arabic, and Hebrew with English subtitles, 89 mins)
Give someone the gift of sight. Donate your used eyewear – prescription and non - to individuals in need here in Rochester and throughout the world. Collection bin located near the Main Desk during the month of December.
In partnership with Richard Levy at Eye Openers Optical Fashions
Join the new adult coloring craze. Relax and unwind with Jewish-themed coloring sheets, coffee, and conversation with new friends.
Program meets the first Thursday of the month, Dec 3, Jan 7, & Feb 4.
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.
Pricing includes the text.
Class meets on Jan 14, 28 & Feb 11, 25.
A partner program with Rochester Kollel at Temple B'rith Kodesh.
Rabbi Prinz was a German-American rabbi, a refuge of Nazi Germany, and an outspoken Civil Rights activist. He spoke at the 1963 March on Washington, and worked closely with MLK Jr. Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent celebrates Prinz's undying commitment to Jewish values in practice, and the partnership between Jewish leaders and MLK Jr. in the fight for universal equality and justice. (film length: 50 mins)
Underwritten by the Freedman/Freedman-Weiss family in loving memory of our father, Leonard S. Freedman, former Executive Director of the JCC of Greater Rochester.
A RIJFF Special Event.
Bring together Jewish spirituality with the practice of yoga. Suitable for all levels. Shalom.
A peer reading group, run by participants in the JCC Yiddish Program, to study advanced texts. For example, we've been reading modern Yiddish poetry, and from the Yiddish Tanach. Times and subjects may change to suit members. If interested, please contact Joy Getnick or call x239.