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The following programs are presented by The Resource Place at the JCC.


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Jan 25 - May 10
Thursday
10am - 11:30am
Joy Getnick

Instructor

Joy Getnick

Great Decisions: A Jewish Perspective

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.

Class meets Jan 25, Feb 8 & 22, Mar 8 & 22, Apr 12 & 26, May 10.

$60 for the class + $25 for the textbook

In partnership with Rochester Kollel at Temple B'rith Kodesh.

$85    Member: $85
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Mar 21 - May 16
Wednesday
1pm
Dee Schwartz, Jewish Family Service

Instructor

Dee Schwartz, Jewish Family Service

Caring for a Parent/Loved One Support Group

Get the support you need to help care for your aging parent or loved one.  Pre-registration is required 48 hours prior to a group meeting. Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

 

 

Free for Members
Contact Michele Ruda for more information.


Apr 10 - Jun 5
Tuesday
10:30am - 12:30pm
Deborah Rothman

Instructor

Deborah Rothman

Yiddish and Yiddishkeit: Language, Literature, and Culture

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

What a Deal: Sign Up for the Year!  Sign up for all three sessions – fall, winter, and spring – and receive a discount!  Members: $85/session, $255/year Non Members: $110/session, $330/year.  Contact Joy Getnick to register this way.

$120    Member: $90
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Apr 11 - Jul 11
Wednesday
1 - 2:30pm
Sarah Lipinski, MS, PT, GVPT

Instructor

Sarah Lipinski, MS, PT, GVPT

Adults Living and Thriving- Safety, Stability + Strength

April 11- Oh, My Aching Back

May 9-Pain in the Neck

June 13- Better Balance = Fewer Falls

July 11- Staying Active Despite Arthritis

Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


Apr 15 - May 20
Sunday
11am - 12pm
Rabbi Dani Schon

Instructor

Rabbi Dani Schon

Pirkei Avot, Ethics of the Fathers: Timeless Lessons from our Sages

Join our discussion as we explore how our traditional code of ethics has relevance in contemporary society.

Part of the Sunday Morning Learning Series in partnership with Ohr Torah, the Outreach Division of Congregation Light of Israel.

$18    Member: $18
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Apr 16 - May 7
Monday
7 - 8pm
Rabbi Dovid Mochkin

Instructor

Rabbi Dovid Mochkin

Learn to Read Hebrew in Just FOUR Weeks!

Ever feel lost at the services because you can’t follow Hebrew? Planning on visiting Israel and want to read the street signs? Want to study the Torah in its original language? Then this time proven course is for you! Flash cards (for you to keep) provided and included.  Note: Additional $5 for Hebrew Reading app.

For more information contact Rabbi Dovid Mochkin at 585-271-0330.

In partnership with Chabad Lubavitch of Rochester.

 

$35    Member: $35
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Apr 17 - May 8
Tuesday
1 - 2:30pm
Adrienne Markus

Instructor

Adrienne Markus

Adults Living and Thriving-Nutrition + Wellness

April 17-Cancer Prevention through Nutrition

May 1-Recipe Rehab

May 8- Eating for Energy

 

Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


May 1

Tuesday
7pm

Add to Calendar 05/1/2018 7:00pm 05/1/2018 11:59pm America/New_York Zionism and Pluralism in the 21st Century: The Relationship Between Israel and the Jewish People Dr. Einat Wilf, member of the Israeli Parliament from 2010-2013 and past Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, describes an Israel that is "diverse, fascinating, colorful, and messy." She will discuss the pluralistic nature of the Zionist Doctrine and the need to celebrate the many views and perspectives of those who call Israel home. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester as part of the Israel @ 70 Series, in partnership with the JCC.

Zionism and Pluralism in the 21st Century: The Relationship Between Israel and the Jewish People

Dr. Einat Wilf, member of the Israeli Parliament from 2010-2013 and past Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, describes an Israel that is "diverse, fascinating, colorful, and messy." She will discuss the pluralistic nature of the Zionist Doctrine and the need to celebrate the many views and perspectives of those who call Israel home.

Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester as part of the Israel @ 70 Series, in partnership with the JCC.

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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May 9

Wednesday
12pm

Add to Calendar 05/9/2018 12:00pm 05/9/2018 11:59pm America/New_York Nily Oz: My Life on a Kibbutz Join Nili Oz, Amos Oz's wife, for a look at her life on a kibbutz.  Thank you to the Farash Foundation for bringing Amos and Nili Oz to Rochester, and for making this program possible.

Nily Oz: My Life on a Kibbutz

Join Nili Oz, Amos Oz's wife, for a look at her life on a kibbutz. 

Thank you to the Farash Foundation for bringing Amos and Nili Oz to Rochester, and for making this program possible.

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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May 18

Friday
11:45am - 12:30pm

Add to Calendar 05/18/2018 11:45am 05/18/2018 12:30pm America/New_York Shavuot Ice Cream Scoop Shop End the week with a fresh scooped ice cream sundae in honor of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot. A member appreciation event.

Shavuot Ice Cream Scoop Shop

End the week with a fresh scooped ice cream sundae in honor of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot.

A member appreciation event.

Free for Members
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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May 22

Tuesday
7 - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 05/22/2018 7:00pm 05/22/2018 8:30pm America/New_York Corks and Canvas Sip a glass of wine while creating a lovely piece to display. Our instructor will teach you all you need to know to paint a favorite saying for your canvas. All materials are provided and no experience is necessary.Instructor: Allison Roberts

Corks and Canvas

Sip a glass of wine while creating a lovely piece to display. Our instructor will teach you all you need to know to paint a favorite saying for your canvas. All materials are provided and no experience is necessary.
Instructor: Allison Roberts

$25    Member: $20
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.
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Jun 6

Wednesday
7pm

Add to Calendar 06/6/2018 7:00pm 06/6/2018 11:59pm America/New_York Hoffman-Lemish Quartet in Concert An inspiring blend of jazz and Jewish folk melodies. Originating from over 20 years of collecting songs from their shared Israeli and jazz roots, the quartet reimagines beloved Jewish melodies in captivating ways. For more information, contact Joy Getnick at ext. 239 or \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Steve Teitel at \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Co-sponsored by Congregation Beth Hamedresh-Beth Israel, Temple Beth Am, Temple Beth David, Temple Beth El, Temple Emanu-El, and the Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester.

Hoffman-Lemish Quartet in Concert

An inspiring blend of jazz and Jewish folk melodies. Originating from over 20 years of collecting songs from their shared Israeli and jazz roots, the quartet reimagines beloved Jewish melodies in captivating ways.

For more information, contact Joy Getnick at ext. 239 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Steve Teitel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Co-sponsored by Congregation Beth Hamedresh-Beth Israel, Temple Beth Am, Temple Beth David, Temple Beth El, Temple Emanu-El, and the Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester.

$15    Member: $15
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Jul 28 - Jul 29
Sunday
1 - 5pm
Saturday
7pm

Rikud Rochester Israeli Dance Workshop

Join together with dancers from the US and Canada for our 21st Annual Israeli Dance Marathon with guest programmer/teacher Ken Avner. Come to dance your favorites and learn the latest hits from the Memorial Day camps in our relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Please note that the Sunday night dinner will be served between the conclusion of the workshop on Sunday afternoon the start of our regular Sunday evening session at 6:30pm.

Saturday: 7pm-2am: $30
Sunday: 1-5pm: $25
Entire weekend: $50                                                                                                                        Sunday supper: $10

Register for Saturday

Register for Sunday

Register for Sunday Dinner

Register for Full Weekend

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Days & Times
First and Third Fridays of each month

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Coordinated Care Services, Inc. can assist you with the health insurance enrollment process through New York State of Health, the Official Health Plan Marketplace.  Appointments may be made at the JCC for the first and third Friday of each month as well as the third Thursday from 4-8pm.  For an appointment, call 613-7662.

FREE

Free for Members


Hachnasat Orchim

Help fulfill the Mitzvah of Hachnasat Orchim (welcoming guests)

Are you willing to open your home during secular and Jewish holidays to those new to the area or don't have family nearby?  If so, call Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW.  You may be asked to provide transportation.  Thank you for your kindness!

Free for Members
Contact Michele Ruda for more information.


Days & Times
Mondays
10:15am - 11:45am

Musical Mondays with Mike Miller

Join Mike and the piano in the Fireside Lounge every Monday from 10:15-11:45am. to sing everything from show tunes to old standards.  Lyric sheets are provided.  

FREE

Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


Days & Times
Thursdays
12pm

Congregatings: A Community Brown-Bag Lunch and Learn Series for Adults

The JCC is pleased to be participating in a newly expanded community brown-bag lunch and learn series for adults. This group, an outgrowth of the “TBKers” from Temple B’rith Kodesh, meets monthly for engaging conversations and presentations on a great variety of topics. All are welcome.

Most meetings take place in the Adult Lounge at Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester NY 14618. Please see full calendar below or on-line at: http://www.tbk.org/community2/congregatings

The group requests that, in the spirit of the law of kashrut, brown-bag lunches exclude pork and shellfish products as well as food items that mix meat and dairy ingredients.

Upcoming programs include:

April 12 Current Events; Sandy Frankel, former Supervisor for the Town of Brighton, will lead a discussion on the “Life and Legacy of Louise Slaughter;” brown bag lunch** at 11:30 am, discussion at 12:00 noon in the Adult Lounge of TBK.

April 26 “Alzheimer's” with a speaker from the Alzheimer's Association linked to the Friday evening service on the 27th. Brown bag lunch at noon in the Adult Lounge, program at 12:15.

May 10 Current Events; Topic to be determined by Scott Fybush/Stu Berger; brown bag lunch** at 11:30 am, discussion at 12:00 noon in the Adult Lounge of TBK.

May 24 “Flower City Cohousing: A Dynamic and Caring Intentional Community” by Jane Bleeg, coordinator of Flower City Cohousing; brown bag lunch at noon in the Adult Lounge, program at 12:15.

June 14 Current Events; Topic to be determined by Scott Fybush/Stu Berger; brown bag lunch** at 11:30 am, discussion at 12:00 noon in the Adult Lounge of TBK.

June 28 Topic to be determined; brown bag lunch at noon in the Adult Lounge, program at 12:15.

 

 

 

Free    Free for Members


Days & Times
Wednesdays
9am - 1pm
Nadia Sanow

Instructor

Nadia Sanow

Marquetry

Marquetry is art made from wood veneer glued together to forma picture or pattern.  Drop-in to learn this craft or work on a project.  

$20    Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


Days & Times
Third Sundays of each month
9:30am - 11am

Parenting Village Drop-In Support Group

This parent support group, known as the “School-Age Circle” welcomes anyone to join whether you find yourself struggling and are in need of extra support or merely want connection and social time with other parents- this inclusive environment is open to all! Your children have the opportunity to go to SiiterService or the JCC’s Play Gym while you are attending the group.

Free, donation appreciated.

Free for Members
Contact Michele Ruda for more information.


Days & Times
Mondays
10am - 2pm
Allison Roberts

Instructor

Allison Roberts

Art of Painting

Work in the medium of your choice and enjoy demonstrations from guest artists.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  Painting coupon booklets must be purchased at the Main Desk. 

 

$88/11 weeks    Member: $55/11 weeks

Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


Days & Times
Fridays
1 - 2pm

Ask the Expert, A Free Speaker Series

Fridays, April 13, 20 1pm
Conference Room

April 13- Remembering MLK 50 Years later
Facilitator: Joy Getnick, PhD. Director of Jewish Life, JCC
It's been 50 years since the assassination of MLK Jr. With that great loss came significant changes in the American Civil Rights Movement. This also changed the role of American Jews. Come explore the history of MLK Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement during this pivotal era and beyond.

April 20- President Trump, Could We Ask for Anything More?
A discussion of Trump’s consistently low poll standings and how it could change with differences in the way he is performing as president.
Facilitator: Alan Shank, Osher @ RIT Presidential Leadership class leader

Call or e-mail to reserve your spot for one or all of these free speakers. Ext 232 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.
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