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Celebrate, Honor, and Remember: Flag Raising Ceremony

Join us as we salute the American flag and honor our Jewish WWII veterans, 70 years after the end of WWII.  Thank you!

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: Free
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.



Shavuot: On a Small Mountain Top, the World Changed Forever

Join Rabbi Adam Aranov as he travels the globe witnessing the great impact the values of the Torah have had on our planet.

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: Free
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Moonlight Yoga for Rosh Chodesh Tammuz

Welcome the new Jewish month of Tammuz with moonlight yoga in the downstairs courtyard.  Shalom.

Please also join us for Moonlight Yoga for Rosh Chodesh Av on Thursday, July 16.

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: May use guest pass
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Jun 20 - Jun 21
Sunday
1 - 5pm
Saturday
7pm

Rikud Rochester Israeli Dance Workshop

Join together with dancers from the U.S. and Canada for our 18th Annual Israeli Dance Marathon and Workshop.  The always popular Ken Avner is back as our guest programmer and teacher!

Register for Saturday, Sunday, or both.  The full weekend price includes Sunday supper.                  Registration is open to members and non members.

Saturday: 7pm-2am: $25
Sunday: 1-5pm: $20
Entire weekend including Sunday supper: $45

Register for Saturday

Register for Sunday

Register for Both

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Moonlight Yoga for Rosh Chodesh Av

Welcome the new Jewish month of Av with moonlight yoga in the downstairs courtyard.  Shalom.

 

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: May use guest pass
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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PJ Goes to the RJFF

PJ Library teams up with the Rochester Children's Film Festival and RJFF for a morning of film, stories, and fun! Watch "Macropolis" about friendship and inclusion. Listen to a story about diversity and uniqueness. Do a project, and have a snack.

Best for children ages 3-7.

Co-sponsored by PJ Library, RJFF, and the Rochester Children's Film Festival.

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: Free
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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A Bottle in the Gaza Sea - Film Screening

A beautiful coming of age story about an Israeli teen who struggles to understand the conflict in Gaza, and the young Palestinian who tries to explain. (French, 100 mins)  Preceded by a short historical overview of the Israeli disengagement from Gaza in Summer 2005.

A 2012 Rochester Jewish Film Festival Audience Favorite!

 

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: Free
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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A Celebration of Yiddish Poetry

A celebration of Yiddish poets and poetry on the 63rd anniversary of the "Night of the Murdered Poets," when Soviet officials executed thirteen Soviet Jews, including five Yiddish writers, on false charges of espionage and treason.

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: Free
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Days & Times
Fridays
11:15am - 1pm
Wendy Beller-Madway

Instructor

Wendy Beller-Madway

Shabbat Yoga

Bring together Jewish spirituality with the practice of yoga.  Suitable for all levels.  Shalom.

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: May use guest pass
Contact Rebecca Schmidt for more information.


Days & Times
Sundays
6:30 - 9pm
Max Steiner

Instructor

Max Steiner

Israeli Dance for Everyone - Drop in and Dance!

Join us for a weekly Israeli dance session. 

6:30-7pm = Beginners

7-9pm = Open Dancing and Instruction

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: $6
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Days & Times
Tuesdays
10:30am - 12:30pm
Beginner
Wednesdays
10:30am - 12:30pm
Intermediate and Advanced

Yiddish and Yiddishkeit: Language, Literature, and Culture

Nine week sessions begin Tuesday, April 14 or Wednesday, April 15

Instructor: Deborah Rothman

Member: $90/session
Non Member: $120/session

Tuesday Session: Beginner
10:30am-12:30pm

Discover the world of Yiddish in our beginner class geared to students with little or no background. Learn to read, carry on a basic conversation, and explore the history and culture of this expressive language. Then, consider staying for the second hour which will focus on the development of language skills - speaking, listening, reading, and writing - at an accelerated pace.

 

Wednesday Session: Intermediate and Advanced
10:30 am-12:30 pm

This class continues to build on skills gained in previous classes. Students will also work on textbook exercises and reading assignments, both in Yiddish and in translation.

To register, call the Main Desk at 585-461-2000 or contact Joy Getnick.

 



Days & Times
Tuesdays
1:30pm

Yiddish Reading Group

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.

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: Free