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


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Oct 18 - Feb 21, 2018
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.


Dec 3 - Dec 31
Sunday
10am - 11am
Rabbi Yitzi Shulman

Instructor

Rabbi Yitzi Shulman

Deciphering the Jewish Calendar

Join us as we journey back 1600 years to the formation of the Jewish Calendar. We will study its structure, analyze its accuracy, and marvel at its mathematical meticulousness.

This two-part Sunday morning learning series is in partnership with Ohr Torah. Two class discount! $25/class or $40 for the pair.

$25    Member: $25
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Dec 3 - Dec 31
Sunday
11am - 12pm
Rabbi Dani Schon

Instructor

Rabbi Dani Schon

The Rochester Jewish Ethics Forum presents the Ethics of Interpersonal Relationships

Explore traditional Jewish ethics as they pertain to interpersonal relationships in a modern context.

This two-part Sunday morning learning series is in partnership with Ohr Torah.  Two class discount!  $25/class or $40 for the pair.

$25    Member: $25
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
Register Now

Jan 23

Tuesday
10:30am - 11:15am

Add to Calendar 23/01/2018 10:30am 23/01/2018 11:15am America/New_York Mindfulness for Moms: Growing Your Calm, Patient, Relaxed Self We each have a seed of being clear, connected and present within us, but it may feel covered over by anxious thoughts, difficult emotions, and the whirl of daily activities. As moms, we have so many pulls on our energy and attention, and our anxiety can escalate. How do we find a calm center in the midst of our busy life where we can begin to relate from our best self? Mindfulness practices can help! Practices presented in this workshop are brief, simple and can be integrated into daily life, not demanding more of our precious time. They are based in contemporary neuroscience and in ancient wisdom traditions. Join us for this useful workshop.Facilitator: Pamela Pollack, Fullypresentmom.com 

Mindfulness for Moms: Growing Your Calm, Patient, Relaxed Self

We each have a seed of being clear, connected and present within us, but it may feel covered over by anxious thoughts, difficult emotions, and the whirl of daily activities. As moms, we have so many pulls on our energy and attention, and our anxiety can escalate. How do we find a calm center in the midst of our busy life where we can begin to relate from our best self? Mindfulness practices can help! Practices presented in this workshop are brief, simple and can be integrated into daily life, not demanding more of our precious time. They are based in contemporary neuroscience and in ancient wisdom traditions. Join us for this useful workshop.
Facilitator: Pamela Pollack, Fullypresentmom.com 

$20    Member: $15
Contact Michele Ruda for more information.
Register Now

Jan 23 - Mar 20, 2018
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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Jan 23

Tuesday
1 - 5pm

Add to Calendar 23/01/2018 1:00pm 23/01/2018 5:00pm America/New_York Before the Flood This new series features three films that highlight Jewish holidays values in action. A brief talk-back will follow each screening. The January 23 film, Before the Flood (2016, 96 minutes) is in honor of Tu B'Shevat, the Jewish birthday of the trees. Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker, Fisher Stevens, and Academy Award-Winning Actor, environmental activist, and U.N. Messenger of Peace, Leonardo DiCaprio, present a riveting account of the dramatic changes occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as what actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.

Before the Flood

This new series features three films that highlight Jewish holidays values in action. A brief talk-back will follow each screening.

The January 23 film, Before the Flood (2016, 96 minutes) is in honor of Tu B'Shevat, the Jewish birthday of the trees.

Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker, Fisher Stevens, and Academy Award-Winning Actor, environmental activist, and U.N. Messenger of Peace, Leonardo DiCaprio, present a riveting account of the dramatic changes occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as what actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
Register Now

Jan 25 - May 10, 2018
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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Jan 25

Thursday
12 - 1:30pm

Add to Calendar 25/01/2018 12:00pm 25/01/2018 1:30pm America/New_York Sustainability in the Modern Age Join Jackie Ebner, PhD for an engaging conversation about the challenges of sustainability in the modern age. This program is part of Congregatings: A Community Brown-Bag Lunch and Learn Series for Adults, which meets monthly for engaging conversations and presentations on a great variety of topics. The JCC is pleased to hold the January program. A full schedule of program with descriptions, dates, and locations is available on-line at jccrochester.org. All are welcome.

Sustainability in the Modern Age

Join Jackie Ebner, PhD for an engaging conversation about the challenges of sustainability in the modern age. This program is part of Congregatings: A Community Brown-Bag Lunch and Learn Series for Adults, which meets monthly for engaging conversations and presentations on a great variety of topics. The JCC is pleased to hold the January program. A full schedule of program with descriptions, dates, and locations is available on-line at jccrochester.org. All are welcome.

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
Register Now

Jan 26

Friday
1pm

Add to Calendar 26/01/2018 1:00pm 26/01/2018 11:59pm America/New_York The Sex Ed Class You Wish You Had Would you like to learn some of the newest science about human sexuality? How do bodies and minds really operate – not myths and stereotypes. This class will focus on the newest understandings of the human body, how men and women are the same and different, how to achieve optimal sexual experiences and why performance is a goal with little reward.Facilitated by: Dan Rosen, LCSW-R, Certified Sex Therapist and Pebble Krantz, MD Family Physicianwww.rochestercenterforsexualwellness.com

The Sex Ed Class You Wish You Had

Would you like to learn some of the newest science about human sexuality? How do bodies and minds really operate – not myths and stereotypes. This class will focus on the newest understandings of the human body, how men and women are the same and different, how to achieve optimal sexual experiences and why performance is a goal with little reward.
Facilitated by: Dan Rosen, LCSW-R, Certified Sex Therapist and Pebble Krantz, MD Family Physician
www.rochestercenterforsexualwellness.com

$15    Member: $10
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.
Register Now

Jan 28

Sunday
2 - 4pm

Add to Calendar 28/01/2018 2:00pm 28/01/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Healing from Intergenerational PTSD of the Holocaust: One Family's Story In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day Sharon Korman, the daughter of a local Holocaust Survivor and a Paris-based psychotherapist, will speak about the challenges of intergenerational Holocaust-related PTSD, and one family’s path towards healing. Sponsored by CHAI: The Center for Holocaust Awareness and Information at the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester, in partnership with the Louis. S. Wolk JCC.

Healing from Intergenerational PTSD of the Holocaust: One Family's Story

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day Sharon Korman, the daughter of a local Holocaust Survivor and a Paris-based psychotherapist, will speak about the challenges of intergenerational Holocaust-related PTSD, and one family’s path towards healing.

Sponsored by CHAI: The Center for Holocaust Awareness and Information at the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester, in partnership with the Louis. S. Wolk JCC.

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
Register Now

Feb 5

Monday
1 - 2pm

Add to Calendar 05/02/2018 1:00pm 05/02/2018 2:00pm America/New_York The Story of the JCC: The Early Years, Part I of Ask the Expert Ever wonder how the JCC came to be? Who were its founders? What were its goals? What were its first programs? How did it expand to the agency we know and love today? Come explore all this and more as we journey back in time to the early years of the JCC from its founding in 1907 through its first few decades. Facilitator: Joy Getnick, PhD. Director of Jewish Life, JCC

The Story of the JCC: The Early Years, Part I of Ask the Expert

Ever wonder how the JCC came to be? Who were its founders? What were its goals? What were its first programs? How did it expand to the agency we know and love today? Come explore all this and more as we journey back in time to the early years of the JCC from its founding in 1907 through its first few decades.


Facilitator: Joy Getnick, PhD. Director of Jewish Life, JCC

Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.
Register Now

Feb 12

Monday
1 - 2pm

Add to Calendar 12/02/2018 1:00pm 12/02/2018 2:00pm America/New_York Breast Cancer Info. Workshop, Part 2 of Ask the Expert This forum will cover what cancer IS, risk factors (controllable and not controllable); and possible causes for the great increase in breast and GYN cancers. We will also discuss reducing a few of the most common daily toxic exposures and touch on breast cancer "marketing", being a discerning consumer of "pink", and wise charitable giving. Facilitator: Lori Meath, Breast Care Coalition of Rochester

Breast Cancer Info. Workshop, Part 2 of Ask the Expert

This forum will cover what cancer IS, risk factors (controllable and not controllable); and possible causes for the great increase in breast and GYN cancers. We will also discuss reducing a few of the most common daily toxic exposures and touch on breast cancer "marketing", being a discerning consumer of "pink", and wise charitable giving.


Facilitator: Lori Meath, Breast Care Coalition of Rochester

Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.
Register Now

Feb 13

Tuesday
1pm

Add to Calendar 13/02/2018 1:00pm 13/02/2018 11:59pm America/New_York Voices from El Sayed This new series features three films that highlight Jewish holidays values in action. A brief talk-back will follow each screening. The February 13 film, Voices from El Sayed (2005, 75 minutes) is in honor of Jewish Disability Awareness Month.  El-Sayed is a picturesque Bedouin village in the Israeli Negev desert. It also has the largest percentage of deaf people in the world. There are no hearing aids because in El-Sayed deafness is not a handicap. What happens when one man decides to change his deaf son’s fate and make him a hearing person using the Cochlear Implant Operation? How do we both embrace who we are and what technology can help us become or achieve?

Voices from El Sayed

This new series features three films that highlight Jewish holidays values in action. A brief talk-back will follow each screening.

The February 13 film, Voices from El Sayed (2005, 75 minutes) is in honor of Jewish Disability Awareness Month. 

El-Sayed is a picturesque Bedouin village in the Israeli Negev desert. It also has the largest percentage of deaf people in the world. There are no hearing aids because in El-Sayed deafness is not a handicap. What happens when one man decides to change his deaf son’s fate and make him a hearing person using the Cochlear Implant Operation? How do we both embrace who we are and what technology can help us become or achieve?

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
Register Now

Feb 19

Monday
1 - 2pm

Add to Calendar 19/02/2018 1:00pm 19/02/2018 2:00pm America/New_York Growing Our Resilience, Part 3 of Ask the Expert Many of us have had overwhelming life experiences and faced difficult circumstances. We may not realize how these events have impacted our physiological well-being and shaped how we respond to stress thereafter. More importantly, we might not know that there are simple tools and techniques we can use to restore resilience, develop a healthier stress response, and cultivate emotional regulation. This interactive workshop will briefly cover the physiology of stress, and give participants an opportunity to learn some of these life-changing tools through direct experience. Facilitator: Pamela Pollack, www.fullypresentmom.com

Growing Our Resilience, Part 3 of Ask the Expert

Many of us have had overwhelming life experiences and faced difficult circumstances. We may not realize how these events have impacted our physiological well-being and shaped how we respond to stress thereafter. More importantly, we might not know that there are simple tools and techniques we can use to restore resilience, develop a healthier stress response, and cultivate emotional regulation. This interactive workshop will briefly cover the physiology of stress, and give participants an opportunity to learn some of these life-changing tools through direct experience.


Facilitator: Pamela Pollack, www.fullypresentmom.com

Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.
Register Now

Feb 26

Monday
1 - 2pm

Add to Calendar 26/02/2018 1:00pm 26/02/2018 2:00pm America/New_York It's All In Your Head-Neuroplasticity- Part 4 of Ask the Expert Neuroplasticity is a new science that investigates whether and how the brain can undergo wholesale change, reveal that the brain is capable not only of altering its structure but also of generating new neurons, even into old age. This presentation discusses these neuroplasticity facts in a fascinating and far-reaching book, Train Your Mind – Change Your Brain by Wall Street Journal science writer Sharon Begley. Facilitator: Bob Vukosic, Osher @ RIT Presidential Leadership class leader

It's All In Your Head-Neuroplasticity- Part 4 of Ask the Expert

Neuroplasticity is a new science that investigates whether and how the brain can undergo wholesale change, reveal that the brain is capable not only of altering its structure but also of generating new neurons, even into old age. This presentation discusses these neuroplasticity facts in a fascinating and far-reaching book, Train Your Mind – Change Your Brain by Wall Street Journal science writer Sharon Begley.


Facilitator: Bob Vukosic, Osher @ RIT Presidential Leadership class leader

Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.
Register Now

Feb 27

Tuesday
1pm

Add to Calendar 27/02/2018 1:00pm 27/02/2018 11:59pm America/New_York Surviving Skokie This new series features three films that highlight Jewish holidays values in action. A brief talk-back will follow each screening. The February 27 film, Surviving Skokie (2015, 66 minutes) is in honor of Purim, and the legacy of being wary of and fighting against anti-Semitism in every era. They survived the horrors of the Holocaust and came to America to put the past behind. For decades they kept their awful memories secret, even from their children. But their silence ended in 1977 when a band of neo-Nazis threatened to march in their quiet village of Skokie, IL “because that is where the Jews are.” This intensely personal story explores one family’s journey from Poland to Skokie, and the lessons of confronting anti-Semitic hate in each generation.

Surviving Skokie

This new series features three films that highlight Jewish holidays values in action. A brief talk-back will follow each screening.

The February 27 film, Surviving Skokie (2015, 66 minutes) is in honor of Purim, and the legacy of being wary of and fighting against anti-Semitism in every era.

They survived the horrors of the Holocaust and came to America to put the past behind. For decades they kept their awful memories secret, even from their children. But their silence ended in 1977 when a band of neo-Nazis threatened to march in their quiet village of Skokie, IL “because that is where the Jews are.” This intensely personal story explores one family’s journey from Poland to Skokie, and the lessons of confronting anti-Semitic hate in each generation.

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
Register Now

Days & Times
Mondays
10am - 2pm
Allison Roberts

Instructor

Allison Roberts

The Art of Painting

Have you always wanted to paint, or are you a more experienced artist seeking inspiration from like-minded friends? Work in the media of your choice from acrylics, oils, water color, and colored pencils to mixed media and enjoy demonstrations from guest artists. All ages and abilities are welcome. Painting coupon booklets must be purchased at the Main Desk to enter the class.

$88    Member: $55
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


Days & Times
First and Second and Third and Fourth and Fifth Tuesdays 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


Days & Times
Tuesdays of each month

Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program

The H.I.I.C.A.P. (Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program) is available at the JCC, co-sponsored by New York State, Monroe County Offices for the Aging, and the Monroe County Medical Society. Trained volunteer counselors offer accurate and objective information, counseling, assistance and advocacy relating to Medicare, private health insurance, and related health coverage plans for Medicare beneficiaries, their representatives, or persons soon to be eligible for Medicare. This service is free and confidential.

We can help with:

Filing an insurance claimUnderstanding your medical billsChoosing the right policy for your specific needsMaking an appeal to MedicarePrescription drug coverage (e.g. EPIC)Long-term care insurance for nursing home and home care

H.I.I.C.A.P.'s counselors can provide you with any of the above assistance. Call Michele Ruda Leve at 461-2000, ext. 232 for further information or to arrange a confidential appointment.

Free for Members
Contact Michele Ruda for more information.


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.

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:

Nov 16 “Theater in Rochester” by Mark Cuddy, Artistic Director, GEVA; brown bag lunch at noon in the Adult Lounge, program at 12:15.

Dec 14 Current Events TBD moderated by Scott Fybush; brown bag lunch** at11:30 am, discussion at 12:00 noon in the Adult Lounge of TBK.

Dec 28 Chanukah party! Latkes and more.

 

 

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
Tuesdays
1 - 5pm

Ask the Expert, a Free Summer Speaker Series

July 6- Super Noggin- A Brain Fitness Program
Join us to learn how to keep our minds sharp as we practice healthy new lifestyle habits and brain fitness exercises. We will also have an opportunity to hear more about the Super Noggin Brain Fitness Program.
Facilitator: Emily Krohn, LCSW-R, CDP, Owner Connection Compass, Certified Super Noggin Instructor
July 13-Anti-Scam and Identity Security
A workshop to help consumers spot scams and avoid fraud will be facilitated by Lifespan. Learn how to protect yourself and those around you.
Facilitator: Leita King, Life Span
July 20- Rochester Person’s of Interest
Rochester is a fascinating city with rich history. Learn about the influential people who made it this way.
Facilitator: Bob Vukosic

Call or e-mail to reserve your spot for one or all of these free summer speakers.

Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.
Register Now

Days & Times
Second Tuesdays of each month
10am - 11am
Maya Brown, LCSW

Instructor

Maya Brown, LCSW

Holocaust Families Discussion and Support Group

Join together with other members of Survivor families to discuss your family's stories and the impact of these experiences. Leave with tips and resources for processing these family histories individually and with others. This is a new group, so discussion topics and focus will vary depending on participants' needs.

 

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Days & Times
Third Sundays of each month
9:30am - 11am
9:30am - 10:30am
Parenting Village Staff

Instructor

Parenting Village Staff

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
Wednesdays
12 - 1:30pm
Gary Updyke

Instructor

Gary Updyke

Meditation and Mindfulness for Men

Learn basic meditation techniques and maybe even something about yourself. Those who practice meditation report sharper attention and concentration, increased energy, better sleep, increased confidence and effectiveness, and the ability to tolerate strong emotions and find an inner calmness. The material presented will be based upon the methods of past and current practitioners from several disciplines. In addition, we will explore how modern neuroscience and theories of physics intersect with ancient knowledge and wisdom.

$60    Member: $50
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.
Register Now

Days & Times
Thursdays
12 - 1:30pm
Gary Updyke

Instructor

Gary Updyke

Opening the Mind Through Meditation

Learn basic meditation techniques and maybe even something about yourself. Those who practice meditation report sharper attention and concentration, increased energy, better sleep, increased confidence and effectiveness, and the ability to tolerate strong emotions and find an inner calmness. The material presented will be based upon the methods of past and current practitioners from several disciplines. In addition, we will explore how modern neuroscience and theories of physics intersect with ancient knowledge and wisdom.

$60    Member: $50
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.
Register Now

Days & Times
Thursdays of each month
1 - 2:15pm

Adults Living and Thriving!

Join us for these exciting and interactive programs. $5 discounted lunch (1/2 wrap and cup of soup) available through Harvest Eatery for program participants on program days.

Nutrition and Wellness
Tuesdays, 1pm
Aging Gracefully-December5
Top Tips for Healthy Living-December 12
Facilitated by Adrienne Markus, AADP, Certified Health Coach

Safety and Stability
Wednesdays, 1pm
Better Balance=Fewer Falls-December 13
Facilitated by Sarah Lipinski, MS, PT, Genesee Valley Physical Fitness

Brain Fitness
Thursdays, 1pm
10 Steps to Brain Fitness-November 30
Life Review and Memory Enhancement-December 7
Stress Reduction-December 14
Mental Exercises-December 21
Better Sleep-December 28
Facilitated by Emily Krohn, LCSW-R, CDP, Certified Super Noggin Instructor

Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.