Adult

Programs & Events

Learn new skills, discuss current events, discover your inner artist, improve your health and wellness, and make new friends. Participants include adults at every age and stage of life: young singles and couples, new parents, empty nesters, and seniors.

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The Art of Painting: Fall 2019

An open studio for painters of all levels and all medium, with instructor support available for questions and guidance. A great opportunity to meet other painters and learn new techniques.

Instructor: Allison Roberts

Location: Art Studio

For more information, contact: Jen Fox

Monday Sep 9 - Monday Nov 18
10am-2pm

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Monday 10am-2pm
Sep 9 - Nov 18

The Art of Painting: Drop-In Fall 2019

An open studio for painters of all levels and all medium, with instructor support available for questions and guidance. A great opportunity to meet other painters and learn new techniques.
Please note: This registration link is to pay for individual weeks, not the full session.

Instructor: Allison Roberts

Location: Art Studio

For more information, contact: Jen Fox

Monday Sep 9 - Monday Nov 18
10am-2pm

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Monday 10am-2pm
Sep 9 - Nov 18

AARP Safe Driver's Class - Fall 2019

Earn discounts on your auto insurance with the NYS approved driver safety course. Payment must be made by check to AARP on the first day of class. Must attend both days.
AARP Member: $20 Non AARP Member: $25

Instructor: Patrick Fox

Location: Auditorium B

For more information, contact: Jen Fox

Monday Nov 18 - Wednesday Nov 20
9am-12pm

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Monday, Wednesday 9am-12pm
Nov 18 - Nov 20

Yiddish and Yiddishkeit: Language, Literature, and Culture - Fall 2019

Discover the world of Yiddish in this Yiddish language course for intermediate and advanced learners.

Instructor: Deborah Rothman

Tuesday Oct 29 - Tuesday Dec 17
10:30am-12:30pm

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Tuesday 10:30am-12:30pm
Oct 29 - Dec 17

Intro to Ballet

Intro to Ballet

Are you interested in trying ballet for the first time? Contemplating returning to ballet after a long absence? This 4-week session teaches the fundamentals of ballet: basic positions and posture, simple barre exercises, stretches, floor combinations and jumps. Friendly, fun environment. Attire: form-fitting athletic wear allowing full range of motion. Footwear: ballet slippers, soft-soled jazz shoes or socks. No sneakers.

Ages 12 & up.

Minimum Enrollment: 4
Registration Deadline: October 25

Instructor: Kathy Kenez

Wednesday Oct 30 - Wednesday Nov 20
5:45-7:15pm

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Wednesday Jan 8, 2020 - Wednesday Jan 29, 2020
5:45-7:15pm

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Wednesday 5:45-7:15pm
Oct 30 - Nov 20
Jan 8, 2020 - Jan 29, 2020

Learn to Salsa

Salsa is a Latin dance style that can be enjoyed by all. This is a beginner class taught in an easy to understand manner with fun as the goal. No experience or partner required!

Instructor: Heidi Kraft

Location: Dance Studio

For more information, contact: Jen Fox

Sunday Nov 3 - Sunday Nov 24
4-5pm

Online registration has closed. Please call or stop in to find out if you can still join.

Sunday Jan 12, 2020 - Sunday Feb 2, 2020
4-5pm

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Sunday 4-5pm
Nov 3 - Nov 24
Jan 12, 2020 - Feb 2, 2020

Crocheting Entrelac Technique

Crochet Entrelac is a way of creating a project using rows of squares instead of rows of single stitches. We?ll explain using a form of crochet called Tunisian Crochet, which means working multiple crochet stitches on your hook at one time. This type of crochet is a great way to imitate a knitting technique using crochet hook instead, and is a stunning look on everything from blankets to potholders.
Materials: Bring two different colorways of worsted weight yarn (200 yards each) & I or J crochet hook.
Price: $30/Session + Materials Member: $25/Session + Materials
Phone: 585-461-2000 ext 214

Instructor: Susie Zanni

Location: Room 2

For more information, contact: Jen Fox

Tuesday Nov 12 - Tuesday Nov 19
1-3pm

Online registration has closed. Please call or stop in to find out if you can still join.

Tuesday 1-3pm
Nov 12 - Nov 19

Nail Your Audition: Vocal Workshop

This workshop will teach you how to handle yourself with poise in the audition room so you can deliver a compelling audition that will land you the role! Come prepared with two 32-bar selections and receive coaching on character development and vocal technique. You'll leave this class with the tools and confidence to tackle your next audition!

Participants MUST come prepared with two 32 bar selections and sheet music for the accompanist.

You may sign up for either one OR both dates. If you sign up for both, you are welcome to bring two different 32 bar selections to the second session.

Ages 12 & up.
If you have trouble registering online, please call the JCC for assistance at (585) 461-2000.

Sunday, November 10 workshop led by Laura-Jean Smillie Diekmann - CANCELLED
Sunday, November 17 workshop led by Janine Mercandetti

Instructor: Janine Mercandetti

Sunday Nov 17
11:30am-1pm

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Sunday 11:30am-1pm
Nov 17

Sugar and Spice and Everything...Not So Nice?

A presentation on how to eat more healthfully during the holiday season.

Free. All are welcome
_"Generously supported by the Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation"

Location: Auditorium A

For more information, contact: Jen Fox

Monday Nov 18
1pm

No registration required.

Monday 1pm
Nov 18

Nail Your Audition: Monologue Workshop

This workshop will teach you how to handle yourself with poise in the audition room so you can deliver a compelling audition that will land you the roll! Come prepared with a memorized one minute monologue and receive coaching, feedback, and tips to empower you for your next audition.

Participants MUST come prepared with a memorized monologue, approximately one minute in length.

Ages 12 & up.
If you have trouble registering online, please call the JCC for assistance at (585) 461-2000.

Instructor: Ralph Meranto

Tuesday Nov 19
4:30-7:30pm

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Tuesday 4:30-7:30pm
Nov 19

Acting Workshop: Back to Basics

Through improvisation, scene work, and partner exercises, students will explore how to break down text, stay present in the moment, follow their instincts, and bring themselves into their character. A great class for those looking to learn, develop, and/or brush-up on the skills that are the foundation of dynamic acting.

Participants do not need to prepare anything for this class.

Ages 12 & up.
If you have trouble registering online, please call the JCC for assistance at (585) 461-2000.

Instructor: Janine Mercandetti

Sunday Nov 24
10am-1pm

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Sunday 10am-1pm
Nov 24

The Art of Painting: Mini Series

An open studio for painters of all levels and all medium, with instructor support available for questions and guidance. A great opportunity to meet other painters and learn new techniques.

Instructor: Allison Roberts

Location: Art Studio

For more information, contact: Jen Fox

Monday Dec 2 - Monday Dec 16
10am-2pm

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Monday 10am-2pm
Dec 2 - Dec 16

The Art of Painting: Mini Series Drop-In Winter 2019

An open studio for painters of all levels and all medium, with instructor support available for questions and guidance. A great opportunity to meet other painters and learn new techniques.
Please note: This registration link is to pay for individual weeks, not the full session.

Instructor: Allison Roberts

Location: Art Studio

For more information, contact: Jen Fox

Monday Dec 2 - Monday Dec 16
10am-2pm

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Monday 10am-2pm
Dec 2 - Dec 16

Rochester Regional Health; Driving Breast Health

The Mobile Mammography Center is making state-of-the-art breast cancer screenings more accessible to women throughout our community. In just 15 minutes, you'll get the same private breast screening that you would at an imaging center. It's quick, easy, and provided at no cost to you. Advance registration preferred via
585-922-PINK or register online at www.RochesterRegional.org/PINK.
Walk-ins welcome.

Location: Auditorium A

For more information, contact: Jen Fox

Wednesday Dec 4
12-5pm

No registration required.

Wednesday 12-5pm
Dec 4

Broadway Dance Masterclass

Learn from a veteran of 6 Broadway shows and the Associate Choreographer of ELF- The Musical on Broadway. This is a fun and energetic Broadway style dance class focusing on storytelling and style.

Ages 12 & up.
If you have trouble registering online, please call the JCC for assistance at (585) 461-2000.

Instructor: Brian Marcum
Enrollment Minimum: 15

Instructor: Brian Marcum

Sunday Dec 8
10am-12pm

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Sunday 10am-12pm
Dec 8

AARP Safe Driver's Class - Winter 2020

Earn discounts on your auto insurance with the NYS approved driver safety course. Payment must be made by check to AARP on the first day of class. Must attend both days.
AARP Member: $20 Non AARP Member: $25

Instructor: Patrick Fox

Location: Conference Room

For more information, contact: Jen Fox

Monday Dec 9 - Wednesday Dec 11
9am-12pm

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Monday Jan 13, 2020 - Wednesday Jan 15, 2020
9am-12pm

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Monday Feb 10, 2020 - Wednesday Feb 12, 2020
9am-12pm

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Monday, Wednesday 9am-12pm
Dec 9 - Dec 11
Jan 13, 2020 - Jan 15, 2020
Feb 10, 2020 - Feb 12, 2020

Cookie Decorating: Winter Wonderland - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Step away with not only newly acquired cookie decorating and piping skills, but also a dozen snowflake sugar cookies you decorated yourself! Please note: At this time, gluten-free and vegan options are unavailable for this class.
*ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED THROUGH ROCHESTER BRAINERY AT: https://bit.ly/2NpdnZl

Location: Auditorium A

For more information, contact: Jen Fox

Wednesday Dec 11
7-8:30pm

No registration required.

Wednesday 7-8:30pm
Dec 11

Cookie Decorating: Winter Wonderland - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Step away with not only newly acquired cookie decorating and piping skills, but also a dozen snowflake sugar cookies you decorated yourself! Please note: At this time, gluten-free and vegan options are unavailable for this class.
*ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED THROUGH ROCHESTER BRAINERY AT: https://bit.ly/2qQ1u71

Location: Auditorium A

For more information, contact: Jen Fox

Friday Dec 13
1-2:30pm

No registration required.

Friday 1-2:30pm
Dec 13

Lots of Latkas Family Hanukkah Dinner 2019. Register by December 12

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with a special family event for members and the community at large. A Kosher buffet meal will be provided and of course traditional latkes will be served with all the fixings. Please notify us in advance of any dietary concerns.

Register by Thursday, December 12 online or at the Main Desk.
Member: $8 Adults $5 Children Children 2 and under are Free
Non-Member: $10 $7 Children

Location: Auditoriums

Tuesday Dec 17
5-6:30pm

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Tuesday 5-6:30pm
Dec 17

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Come help save a life! Advance registration preferred via 1-800-RED-CROS (1-800-733-2767)
Walk-ins welcome.

Location: Auditorium A

For more information, contact: Jen Fox

Thursday Jan 2, 2020
2-7pm

No registration required.

Thursday 2-7pm
Jan 2, 2020

The Art of Painting: Winter 2019

An open studio for painters of all levels and all medium, with instructor support available for questions and guidance. A great opportunity to meet other painters and learn new techniques.

Instructor: Allison Roberts

Location: Art Studio

For more information, contact: Jen Fox

Monday Jan 6, 2020 - Monday Mar 9, 2020
10am-2pm

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Monday 10am-2pm
Jan 6, 2020 - Mar 9, 2020

The Art of Painting: Drop-In Winter 2019

An open studio for painters of all levels and all medium, with instructor support available for questions and guidance. A great opportunity to meet other painters and learn new techniques.
Please note: This registration link is to pay for individual weeks, not the full session.

Instructor: Allison Roberts

Location: Art Studio

For more information, contact: Jen Fox

Monday Jan 6, 2020 - Monday Mar 9, 2020
10am-2pm

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Monday 10am-2pm
Jan 6, 2020 - Mar 9, 2020

Falls Prevention & Balance - My Wellness

The Falls Prevention Program is an evidence-based training and instruction initiative for area seniors, age 60 and older. These programs provide an ideal model for giving older adults information and support, and can significantly improve the health and well-being of older adults in the community.
Free. All are welcome

Instructor: Sarah Otis, Lifespan

Location: Auditorium C

For more information, contact: Jen Fox

Wednesday Jan 8, 2020
1-2pm

No registration required.

Wednesday 1-2pm
Jan 8, 2020

Give Back with the J - Jewish Home of Rochester; Bingo

Join the JCC as we volunteer at the Jewish Home of Rochester to help with their weekly bingo event. Part of JCC series. Please see other future volunteer opportunities.

Advance registration required. To learn more contact Jen Fox, jfox@jccrochester.org. 585-461-2000 ext. 214.

For more information, contact: Jen Fox

Wednesday Jan 15, 2020
1:30-3:30pm

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Wednesday 1:30-3:30pm
Jan 15, 2020

Lifestyle Health - My Wellness

Come learn about Lifestyle Medicine and the 6 things that will make or break your health.
Free. All are welcome

Instructor: Dr. Kerry Graff

Location: Auditorium C

For more information, contact: Jen Fox

Wednesday Jan 22, 2020
1-2pm

No registration required.

Wednesday 1-2pm
Jan 22, 2020

Travel to South Africa

We are pleased to be partnering with JCC Metro West (West Orange, NJ) to expand our travel offerings. Spend the week exploring the beauty and history of South Africa. Spend time in Johannesburg; Kruger National Park, South Africa's premier game sanctuary; and Cape Town and the surrounding Township, including sites featuring its local Jewish community. Price includes round trip airfare from JFK.
Learn more at https://jccmetrowest.org/programs/adult-enrichment/trips/south-africa-trip/#overview

Monday Jan 27, 2020 - Monday Feb 3, 2020

Online registration has closed. Please call or stop in to find out if you can still join.

Jan 27, 2020 - Feb 3, 2020

Heart Health & Hypertension - My Wellness

Heart Month presentation covering the health factors the American Heart Association looks at in the Rochester community, the problems we face in our area that leads into increased risk factors for Cardiovascular Disease (CVD).
Free. All are welcome.

Instructor: American Heart Association

Location: Auditorium C

For more information, contact: Jen Fox

Wednesday Feb 5, 2020
1-2pm

No registration required.

Wednesday 1-2pm
Feb 5, 2020

Rochester Recycling - What, Why & Where

Have questions about recycling in Monroe County?
Join Tina Stevens, Waste Diversion and Education Coordinator for Monroe County’s Department of Environmental Services, for an in-depth look at the “what, why and where” of recycling in our community.

For more information, contact: Jen Fox

Thursday Feb 6, 2020
1-2pm

No registration required.

Thursday 1-2pm
Feb 6, 2020

Healthy Brain Initiative - My Wellness

Public health's role in maintaining cognitive health, a vital part of healthy aging and quality of life, is emerging. Learn what resources are available to take healthy brain initiatives.
Free. All are welcome.

Instructor: Dr. Kerry Graff

Location: Auditorium C

For more information, contact: Jen Fox

Wednesday Mar 4, 2020
1-2pm

No registration required.

Wednesday 1-2pm
Mar 4, 2020

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Come help save a life! Advance registration preferred via 1-800-RED-CROS (1-800-733-2767)
Walk-ins welcome.

Location: Auditorium A

For more information, contact: Jen Fox

Wednesday Mar 18, 2020
2-7pm

No registration required.

Wednesday 2-7pm
Mar 18, 2020

Musical Theatre Boot Camp

A Five-Day Musical Theatre Intensive

Working in group settings and one-on-one, instructors will help performers identify, prepare, and perform age and character appropriate monologues and songs for musical theatre auditions. The week culminates with a mock-audition before a panel of local directors and artists.

Ages 12 & up.
If you have trouble registering online, please call the JCC for assistance at (585) 461-2000.

Early Bird pricing is available until 1/1/2020. Cost for non-members will increase to $450 on 1/2/2020.

Monday Jun 29, 2020 - Friday Jul 3, 2020

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Monday Aug 10, 2020 - Friday Aug 14, 2020

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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jun 29, 2020 - Jul 3, 2020
Aug 10, 2020 - Aug 14, 2020