Jewish Life & Learning
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.
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
PJ Library teams up with the Rochester Children's Film Festival and RIJFF 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, RIJFF, and the Rochester Children's Film Festival.
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!
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.
Nine week sessions begin Tuesday, April 14 or Wednesday, April 15
Instructor: Deborah Rothman
Non Member: $120/session
Tuesday Session: Beginner
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.
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.