Social Interest Groups

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

Location

Room 1

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 lifecycle 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
Tuesdays
8:30am - 10am

Men In Transition

An association of retired men ranging from early 50's and upward. Meets every Tuesday for bagels, coffee and discussion. Special speakers are occasionally scheduled.

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: May use guest pass


Happy Hour with LIVE Music!

Unwind at the JCC Coffee Shop and hear the folk stylings of the trio, The Amy Hazard Band. Grab a drink and listen to this Rochester based band featuring great guitar, stellar bass and fantastic vocals.

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: -


Remembering Names and Faces: A SuperNoggin Workshop

Join us to learn some of the best-known strategies to enhance your memory. Lunch provided.

JCC Member: $15     Non Member: $18
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.


MVP Presents: Dreamweavers

This program will discuss dreams and how we can become more aware of the hidden meanings that may be our subconscious mind creating avenues for problem-solving in our waking hours. You will receive a Dream Diary that will help you to record your dreams and look for themes and patterns. There will not be any individual dream interpretations done.

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: -
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/ROCJNET/

Ages 22 and up
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Days & Times
Wednesdays
11am - 1pm

Current Events

Interested in current events local, national and international? Come join other interested individuals every Wednesday from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. 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. Coffee is available. Free, no pre registration required.

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: May use guest pass


Starting Sep 29, 2014
Mondays
2 - 4pm
Mary Lou Lawson

Instructor

Mary Lou Lawson

Location

Room 1

Bridge Instruction

Want to learn how to play Bridge? Now is your chance! Join others as you learn the basics of playing Bridge in this six week class from a master teacher.  (There will be an additional $12 cost for the book given at the first class)

JCC Member: $40     Non Member: $45
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


Starting Oct 21, 2014
Tuesdays
4 - 5:15pm
Deb Appleton, MSEd

Instructor

Deb Appleton, MSEd

Location

Room 1

Mindfulness is a Skill: A Self-Care Program

This six week class will explore how the practice of being mindful is a way of relating to yourself and the world around you. Through experiential learning, we will see how these practices affect both our inner and outer lives. Inwardly, we become aware of what we are feeling, thinking, and experiencing in the moment, without judgment. Outwardly, we learn to focus our attention in ways that make us more present in what we are doing and in our relating to others. We will explore: slowing down, paying attention to our bodies and our minds, lowering stress and anxiety, being aware of and letting go of our thoughts, delaying emotional responses, not getting stuck in the past or worrying about the future, and cultivating our natural resilience and our positive qualities. Bring a blanket or yoga mat. Class is limited to 15 participants.

JCC Member: $60     Non Member: $75
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.