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Knitting Club
For all levels of knitting and crocheting. Exchange patterns, help others, meet new friends, and schmooze while you work on projects. Bring a friend, grandchild, or come on your own. Beginners bring size 10 knitting needles or size H crochet hook and yarn. Registration is ongoing. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, May 1 - Aug 28
spring
4pm60 - 0weekly
Foreign Affairs Discussion Group
Join this challenging, intellectually oriented, peer-led discussion group focusing on world affairs. Fee includes reading materials. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Fri, May 2 - Aug 29
spring
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Informal Discussion + Lunch Group
With Sy Trommer Subjects may cover everything and anything, including social issues, politics, life experiences and more. Bring your own lunch. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Fri, May 2 - Aug 29
spring
12:15pm60 - 0weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
Strengthen your mind body connection with fun movement patterns that stimulate the brain and heart. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Tue, May 6 - Sep 2
spring
3:45pm18 - 0weekly
Social + Political Issues
Engage in thought-provoking discussions about controversial issues. Dissect social and political 'hot topics' and share your opinions with an intellectually stimulating group. Discussion groups are made possible by the generosity of anonymous donors. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Tue, May 6 - Aug 26
spring
7pm60 - 0weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
Gentle dance-exercise for women living with cancer. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Wed, May 7 - Sep 3
spring
12pm18 - 0weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
The following free classes for individuals living with cancer are co-sponsored by the Comprehensive Breast Center at Mount Sinai Roosevelt and The JCC in Manhattan. To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 212.523.7275. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Thu, May 8 - Sep 4
spring
9:30am18 - 0weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
Men Only **This program is co-sponsored with Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center. Please email RLSchine@aol.com for info (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Thu, May 8 - Sep 4
spring
3pm18 - 0weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
The following free classes for individuals living with cancer are co-sponsored by the Comprehensive Breast Center at Mount Sinai Roosevelt and The JCC in Manhattan. To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 212.523.7275. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Thu, May 8 - Sep 4
spring
6:45pm18 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, May 12 - Aug 8
spring
1:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, May 12 - Aug 8
spring
1:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, May 14 - Aug 8
spring
1:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, May 16 - Aug 8
spring
2:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, May 16 - Aug 8
spring
3:15pm60 - 0weekly
Tai Chi for Seniors
Be gently guided through the ancient practice of Tai Chi. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, May 27 - Aug 12
spring
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Tai Chi for Seniors
Be gently guided through the ancient practice of Tai Chi. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, May 27 - Aug 12
spring
11:50am60 - 0weekly
Tai Chi for Seniors
Be gently guided through the ancient practice of Tai Chi. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, May 27 - Aug 12
spring
1:20pm60 - 0weekly
Creative Vegetarian Cooking
Even the most committed carnivores won’t be able to resist these inventive dishes. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Jun 2 - Aug 11
summer
7pm custom
Kookin’ Kids 2-3 Years
Children have fun as they peel, whisk, and stir their way through a variety of fresh ingredients, techniques, and vocabulary. They’ll learn healthy eating habits, identify and reinforce speech, colors, shapes, smells, and motor skills in a nurturing and delicious environment. All recipes are nut-free; dietary laws observed. If your child has any allergies, please call Jennifer Goren at 646.505.5713 before the first class. (more)REGISTER
family life > infants & young children > art, science & cooking
Mon, Jun 16 - Aug 11
spring
10am weekly
Kookin' Kids 2-3 years
Children have fun as they peel, whisk, and stir their way through a variety of fresh ingredients, techniques, and vocabulary. They’ll learn healthy eating habits, identify and reinforce speech, colors, shapes, smells, and motor skills in a nurturing and delicious environment. All recipes are nut-free; dietary laws observed. If your child has any allergies, please call Jennifer Goren at 646.505.5713 before the first class. (more)REGISTER
family life > infants & young children > art, science & cooking
Thu, Jun 19 - Aug 14
summer
10am weekly
Fresh, Fast, and Fabulous Summer Supper
Master the skills of cooking quick and enticing dishes using a variety of summer ingredients. Learn how to select, prepare, and store dishes using basic cooking techniques that will make your meals full of flavor and easy to prepare. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Jun 19 - Aug 14
summer
7pm custom
JSport: Soccer Coed Sports League for 20s + 30s
JSport Soccer Female Registration (more)REGISTER
adults > 20´s & 30´s > jsport
Wed, Jun 25 - Aug 13
summer
7:15pm weekly
JSport: Soccer Coed Sports League for 20s + 30s
JSport Dodgeball Male Registration (more)REGISTER
adults > 20´s & 30´s > jsport
Wed, Jun 25 - Aug 13
summer
7:15pm weekly
Exercise with Ease
This standing, moderately paced aerobic and strength training workout is designed to reduce stiffness and increase strength and mobility. Learn basic techniques to keep your body flexible, fit, and moving. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, Jun 27 - Aug 1
summer
11am weekly
Free Daily Meditation
Mon-Fri (except holidays), 7:30-8:30 am (more)LEARN MORE
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Tue, Jul 1 - Aug 29
summer
7:30am daily
Mah Jongg Club
For newly minted Mah Jongg aficionados, as well as long time players. Come with a friend or on your own and enjoy the game and the community in our popular Mah Jongg Club. Please note change of start time. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, Jul 1 - Aug 19
summer
2pm60 - 0weekly
Free Daily Meditation
Mon-Thu (except holidays), 5:45-6:45 pm (more)LEARN MORE
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Tue, Jul 1 - Aug 29
summer
5:45pm daily
Social + Political Issues
Engage in thought-provoking discussions on controversial issues. Dissect social and political 'hot topics' and share your opinions with an intellectually stimulating group. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Wed, Jul 2 - Aug 27
summer
2pm weekly
Drama Group
Instructor Scott Klavan Join this enthusiastic drama group! Through prepared scenes and monologues, improvisations and theater games, as well as original writing by the students, this workshop will increase creative skills, improve memory and concentration, boost self-confidence, and provide a positive group experience. No prior theatrical experience required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, Jul 7 - Aug 25
summer
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Card + Game Room
Look forward to Mondays in the Card and Game Room. Play bridge, Scrabble, and canasta. Please note change of start time. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Mon, Jul 7 - Aug 25
summer
2pm60 - 0weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Jul 8 - Jul 31
summer
12pm50 - 0weekly
Single Living
A group for seniors living on their own that focuses on life issues such as the challenges of aging, staying active, forming new relationships and socializing, and other topics of interest. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Jul 9 - Aug 20
summer
3:30pm60 - 0custom
Let's Talk!
With Hannah Kates, MA A group of women in their 60s and early 70s who are facing professional, personal and geographic changes. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Thu, Jul 10 - Aug 28
summer
12:30pm weekly
Mah Jongg Classes
Join the fun. Learn to play this fascinating game, or hone your skills. One course is enough to get you started; a second will set you on the road to mastery. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Jul 10 - Jul 31
summer
2pm weekly
Mah Jongg Classes
Join the fun. Learn to play this fascinating game, or hone your skills. One course is enough to get you started; a second will set you on the road to mastery. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Jul 10 - Jul 31
summer
6:30pm weekly
50+ Drawing and Painting Class: All Levels
Join Gene's drawing and painting class to express yourself, improve your artistic skills, and make new friends. Work from still life or photographs in the medium of your choice. You will receive highly personalized instruction in a fun, casual atmosphere. Suggested list of painting supplies provided in advance by instructor. Drawing supplies provided by JCC. Painting by instructor, Gene Wisniewski. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Fri, Jul 11 - Aug 15
summer
1:30pm50 - 0weekly
Gentle Yoga for Seniors
Learn how simple yoga postures can gently relax and strengthen the spinal muscles at the core of the body, creating a sense of ease and rejuvenation in life. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Jul 16 - Aug 27
summer
11:15am weekly
Bridge - Ongoing Supervised Play Labs
Modern bidding conventions; basic play and defensive techniques. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Wed, Jul 16 - Aug 27
summer
1:30pm60 - 0weekly
Bridge - Ongoing Supervised Play Labs
Learn to plan and play a hand just like an expert. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Jul 17 - Aug 28
summer
7pm60 - 0weekly
Cook the World: Gourmet Cooking Camp for Teens
In this week-long cooking adventure, immerse yourself preparing global, healthful culinary delights. With a focus on practicing knife skills, using good quality, fresh, local ingredients, and exploring various cooking methods, you'll dice, slice, sauté, and bake your way through a smorgasbord of global cuisine. Join for one week or two. (more)REGISTER
family life > teens > arts & culture
Mon, Jul 28 - Aug 1
summer
12pm14 - 17daily
Shabbat in the Sky: Host Dinner on our Roof Half Table Reservation
Host dinner for your friends on our roof! NYC apartments are small, but your dinner guest list is big. Why not bring the party to our place? BYO vegetarian or dairy dinner for an adults only, 20s + 30s, DIY Shabbat experience. Bottle of wine, dessert, music, and entertainment are on us. 5:30 Live music and entertainment and dinner at 7 This reservation is for a half table for you and 5 friends. To reserve a full table for you and 11 friends click here Pre-registration required Nourished by the Shabbat Angel Fund, a new joint venture of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life and the Paul E. Singer Foundation. Visit www.startupshabbat.org for more information. (more)REGISTER
adults > 20´s & 30´s
Fri, Aug 1
summer
5:30pm once
Shabbat in the Sky: Host Dinner on our Roof Full Table Reservation
Host dinner for your friends on our roof! NYC apartments are small, but your dinner guest list is big. Why not bring the party to our place? BYO vegetarian or dairy dinner for an adults only, 20s + 30s, DIY Shabbat experience. Bottle of wine, dessert, music, and entertainment are on us. 5:30 Live music and entertainment and dinner at 7 This reservation is for a full table for you and 11 friends. To reserve a half table for you and 5 friends click here Pre-registration required Nourished by the Shabbat Angel Fund, a new joint venture of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life and the Paul E. Singer Foundation. Visit www.startupshabbat.org for more information. (more)REGISTER
adults > 20´s & 30´s
Fri, Aug 1
summer
5:30pm once
AARP Driver Safety
Facilitated by Sandra Robbins For adults of all ages, this class reviews rules of the road, special challenges for older drivers, and license renewal requirements. Upon completion of the eight-hour class, insurance companies will give a ten-percent discount and the Department of Motor Vehicles will offer point reduction. Co-sponsored with AARP. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Sun, Aug 3
summer
10am18 - 0once
Circuit Training for Seniors
Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Aug 4 - Aug 27
summer
11am weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Aug 5 - Aug 28
summer
11am50 - 0weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Aug 5 - Aug 28
summer
12pm weekly
Ma'agal: The Nehirim Women’s Group
A support group for Jewish women facing questions of sexuality, gender, and religion. The group is oriented toward lesbians, but all women are welcome. Each meeting is facilitated, and includes sharing and discussion. Most meetings will also feature a guest speaker. Confidentiality, support, and compassionate listening are central values. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Tue, Aug 5
summer
7:30pm once
Feed Your (Healthy) Jewish Soul
Jewish food has a long, rich history. Cooking healthy Jewish food is relatively easy with just a few simple steps. Learn to reinvent kugels, kreplach, and knishes. Create low-fat chopped liver made with eggplant and lentils, prepare sweet and sour turkey-stuffed cabbage rolls, and whip up scrumptious guilt-free rugelach. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Aug 6
summer
7pm18 - 0once
JCC Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you are a practitioner. Plan to be here ready to start at 6:15pm. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Aug 7
summer
6:15pm once
How to Create Your Own Personal Video Memoir
Create Your Video Memoir. We'll guide you in organizing and winnowing down a lifetime of pictures and memorabilia that after the workshop you or Living Legacy Pictures can edit into a video memoir. This follow up summer workshop will start you writing your video's script and teach you how to narrate its segments. Participants in the previous one day session will continue writing their narrative captions. New participants are welcomed and will learn to write theirs. Led by Ellen Fisher Turk, former radio reporter, documentary producer and photographer. Bring 5 pictures that are important for your telling your life story. We'll use them as catalysts for your script. To see examples of finished products click here: http://livinglegacypictures.com/what-we-do/ (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Aug 7
summer
6:30pm once
JCC Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you would like a 7pm apppointment. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Aug 7
summer
7pm once
JCC Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you would like a 7:30pm appointment. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Aug 7
summer
7:30pm once
JCC Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you would like an 8pm appointment. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Aug 7
summer
8pm once
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™: August Sessions
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Aug 11 - Aug 13
summer
1:15pm50 - 0custom
Creative Vegetarian Cooking
Prepare roasted tomato and red pepper soup; asparagus, gruyere and mint savory strudel; marinated fennel, arugula, barley salad with dried cherries; zucchini and carrot fritters with yogurt cumin dipping sauce; corn bread; and blueberry latticed galette. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Aug 11
summer
7pm18 - 0once
20s & 30s Rooftop Yoga & Wine Reception
Join us up on the roof for a social evening of vinyasa yoga like you’ve never experienced before. Following the one-hour class, enjoy wine and snacks while taking in the beautiful views of the city from the Roof Terrace. Class begins promptly. Please arrive early and bring water. Mats are provided. Space is limited. Registration will open soon. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > 20´s & 30´s
Tue, Aug 12
summer
7pm once
Fresh, Fast, and Fabulous Summer Supper
Make fried chicken, corn and black bean salad, grilled chicken breast with basil oil, Asian-style broccoli, vanilla ice cream with balsamic drizzle, watermelon martini (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Aug 14
summer
7pm18 - 0once
JQYouth
A dynamic, fun, and thought-provoking social group for Jews from traditional backgrounds, ages 18–30. Come for discussion and a chance to meet new people. For more information visit www.jqyouth.org. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Thu, Aug 14
summer
8:30pm once
NEW! Summer in the City: A Five-Day Non-Residential Intensive in Mindfulness
Enrich your summer by taking the time to immerse yourself in this wonderful course. Based on the MBSR program, you will learn formal mindfulness practices and engage in the cultivation of kind, curious, and patient responses to the stresses of daily life. To enhance the retreat experience, your registration includes a pass to the JCC gym and pool so that you can add movement to your daily experience. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Sun, Aug 17 - Aug 22
summer
6:30pm custom
Cook the World: Gourmet Cooking Camp for Tweens
You don't have to pack your bags for this week-long cooking adventure. Learn about different cultures as you prepare a variety of delicious international gourmet recipes each day. Practice using a chef's knife and explore good quality, fresh, local ingredients as you sauté, grill, roast, and bake your way through delicious, healthful, international cuisine. (more)REGISTER
family life > tweens > tween classes
Mon, Aug 18 - Aug 22
summer
12pm10 - 13daily
Delicious Vegetarian Indian Picnic
Create this exotic picnic menu that is tasty, filling, and healthy all at the same time! Iced Chai tea, home made chapatis (Indian flatbread); beet, cabbage, and pomegranate salad; golden potato and cauliflower salad with crispy shallots; a savory curried tofu wrap; garam masala chickpea, eggplant, zucchini, and tomato salad; and fresh peach chutney. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Aug 18
summer
7pm18 - 0once
20s & 30s Rooftop Beer Pong Happy Hour
Join us up on the roof for beer pong and happy hour this summer! Take in the picturesque sunset views from our rooftop terrace with a cold brewski in hand and and enjoy a few rounds of beer pong with friends, old and new! Registration will open soon. (more)REGISTER
adults > 20´s & 30´s
Wed, Aug 20
summer
7pm once
50s + 60s JSNY
Are you Jewish, single, and living in NYC? Join us once a month to schmooze about life, share stories, make new friends, and provide support. (more)REGISTER
adults > 40´s & 50´s
Wed, Aug 20
summer
7:30pm50 - 69once
Job + Other Life Transitions with Joy and Purpose: Contemplative Practices for Doing the Inner Work
If you’ve done all your homework, thought and dreamed, but aren’t seeing results, maybe it’s time to look inside. Practices and techniques include: meditation, treasure mapping, releasing and transforming negative subliminal tapes, and clarifying your vision and goals. Let your new future blossom in a supportive and confidential environment. If you are a Connect to Care client, please call Michael Harris at JBFCS to register, 212.632.4602 or email connect-to-care@jbfcs.org. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Aug 21
summer
7pm once
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™: August Sessions
Prevent falls and improve your balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Aug 25 - Aug 27
summer
1:15pm60 - 0custom
Korean Vegetarian Home Cooking
Although Korean cuisine is widely known for its bbq meat dishes, its home cooking is largely composed of flavorful, healthful, simple vegetable dishes. Create Steamed shishito peppers with sesame seasoning, asparagus "pizza" (grated potato as pizza dough), rolled omelet, sweet daikon radish pickles, seasoned rice balls wrapped in nori and sesame seeds, shaved ice with homemade sweet red beans and mochi toppings. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Aug 25
summer
7pm18 - 0once
PFLAG New York City Support Group Meeting
This group offers support groups for parents, families, and friends LGBTQ people, as well as LGBTQ people themselves. PFLAG offers a safe place to share experiences and connect in continuing process of learning, acceptance, and celebration. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Mon, Aug 25
summer
7pm once
Mah Jongg Club
Enjoy the game and the community in our popular Mah Jongg Club. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, Sep 2 - Oct 21
fall
1pm60 - 0weekly
Social + Political Issues
Engage in thought-provoking discussions about controversial issues. Identify and dissect social and political "hot topics", and share your opinions with an intellectually stimulating group. Discussion groups are made possible by the generosity of anonymous donors. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Tue, Sep 2 - Dec 30
fall
7pm60 - 0weekly
Ma'agal: The Nehirim Women’s Group
Ma'agal supports Jewish women facing questions of sexuality, gender, and religion. The group is primarily oriented toward lesbians, but all women are invited to participate. Each meeting is facilitated and includes sharing and discussion. Most meetings will also feature a guest speaker. Confidentiality, support, and compassionate listening are central values. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Tue, Sep 2
fall
7:30pm once
Social + Political Issues
Engage in thought-provoking discussions about controversial issues. Identify and dissect social and political "hot topics", and share your opinions with an intellectually stimulating group. Discussion groups are made possible by the generosity of anonymous donors. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Wed, Sep 3 - Dec 17
fall
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Single Living
With Dan Wallack A group for seniors living on their own that focuses on life issues such as the challenges of aging, staying active, forming new relationships and socializing, and other topics of interest. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Sep 3 - Dec 17
fall
2pm60 - 0custom
Life Transitions - Let's Talk
A group for women in their 60s and early 70s who are facing professional, personal and geographic changes to meet and receive support from peers. Pre-registration required. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Thu, Sep 4 - Dec 18
fall
12:30pm60 - 0weekly
Knitting Club
Join the JCC Knitting Club for all levels of knitting and crocheting. Exchange patterns, use your skills to help others, meet new friends, and schmooze while you work on your projects. For adults of all ages. Beginners bring size 10 knitting needles or size H crochet hook and yarn. Registration is ongoing. Walk-ins welcome. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Sep 4 - Dec 18
fall
4pm60 - 0weekly
Foreign Affairs Discussion Group
Join this challenging, intellectually oriented, peer-led discussion group focusing on world affairs. Price includes reading materials. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Fri, Sep 5 - Dec 26
fall
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Informal Discussion + Lunch Group
With Sy Trommer Subjects may cover everything and anything, including social issues, politics, life experiences and more. Bring your own lunch. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Fri, Sep 5 - Dec 26
fall
12:15pm60 - 0weekly
Kookin’ Kids 2-3 Years
If they cook it, they'll eat it! In this class, parents and children share quality time in the kitchen preparing delicious dishes together , at least two recipes per week. Watch proudly as your children learn how to peel, whisk, grate and slice while experiencing a variety of healthful, fresh ingredients. All recipes are nut-free; dietary laws observed. No unregistered siblings allowed. If your child has any allergies, please call Jennifer Goren at 646 505 5713 before the first class. (more)REGISTER
family life > infants & young children > art, science & cooking
Mon, Sep 8 - Jan 12
fall
10am2 - 3weekly
Card + Game Room
Enjoy Mondays in the Card & Game Room! Play bridge, scrabble, and canasta. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Mon, Sep 8 - Dec 29
fall
1pm60 - 0weekly
Early Autumn Soups & Salads
Enjoy those final bites of fresh summer produce and turn them into fall delights. Dishes include: Provencal vegetable soup; fresh corn soup topped with guacamole; cauliflower soup with chive oil and rye bread croutons; farmers’ market salad with spiced goat cheese; tomato and watermelon salad with feta, arugula, and tofu and shredded carrot salad with sesame-scallion vinaigrette. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Sep 8
fall
7pm18 - 0once
Kookin’ Kids 3-4 Years
Children have fun as they peel, whisk, and stir their way through a variety of fresh ingredients, techniques, and vocabulary. They’ll learn healthy eating habits, identify and reinforce speech, colors, shapes, smells, and motor skills in a nurturing and delicious environment. All recipes are nut-free; dietary laws observed. If your child has any allergies, please call Jennifer Goren at 646.505.5713 before the first class. (more)REGISTER
family life > infants & young children > art, science & cooking
Tue, Sep 9 - Jan 13
fall
10am weekly
Little Chefs International! 4-6 Years
Children cook their way across the country and make several stops around the world all inside our kitchen. With a focus on safe practices and fresh, whole food ingredients, kids will learn various cooking methods as they dice, slice, and sauté their way through the exciting flavors of the world. All recipes are nut-free; dietary laws observed. (more)REGISTER
family life > school-age (4-10 yrs) > after school > art, science & cooking
Tue, Sep 9 - Jan 13
fall
3:30pm4 - 6weekly
Arthritis Water Exercise
Are you coping with arthritis or looking for a gentle water exercise class? This program is designed to improve all aspects of fitness without joint stress. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Wed, Sep 10 - Jan 14
fall
11:30am18 - 0weekly
Arthritis Water Exercise
Are you coping with arthritis or looking for a gentle water exercise class? This program is designed to improve all aspects of fitness without joint stress. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Wed, Sep 10 - Jan 14
fall
12:30pm18 - 0weekly
Kids Cook Around the World 7-9 Years
On this culinary journey, kids gain knowledge about different cultures while preparing global delicacies. With a focus on fresh, healthful ingredients, kids practice knife skills and explore various cooking methods as they cook their way through the exciting flavors of India, Morocco, Italy, Japan, France, and Mexico. All recipes are nut fee; dietary laws observed. (more)REGISTER
family life > school-age (4-10 yrs) > after school > art, science & cooking
Wed, Sep 10 - Jan 14
fall
3:30pm7 - 9weekly
Kookin’ Kids 2-3 Years
If they cook it, they’ll eat it! In this class, parents and children share quality time in the kitchen preparing delicious dishes together – at least two recipes per week. Watch proudly as your children learn how to peel, whisk, grate and slice while experiencing a variety of healthful, fresh ingredients. All recipes are nut-free; dietary laws observed. No unregistered siblings allowed. If your child has any allergies, please call Jennifer Goren at 646 505 5713 before the first class. (more)REGISTER
family life > infants & young children > art, science & cooking
Thu, Sep 11 - Jan 15
fall
10am2 - 3weekly
Nia: Movement + Music + Magic for Parkinson's
Laugh, move, and sing to great music while simultaneously increasing your mobility and stability. Intake is required. To inquire about the program, call 646.505.5744, or e-mail parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Thu, Sep 11 - Jan 15
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2:45pm weekly
Uncovering the Brilliant Light of the Soul: The Jewish Ethical Practice of Mussar
With Gary Shaffer Mussar is a traditional Jewish approach to spiritual insight and practical self-improvement. It aims to bridge the gap between intellect and emotions, and establish new bases for personal actions and interpersonal relations. This class includes ongoing learning about Mussar, and each class will also focus on its transformational teachings and practices. You may join this class at any time. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality > jewish spiritual practice
Thu, Sep 11 - Dec 18
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7:15pm custom
JQYouth
A dynamic, fun, and thought-provoking social group for Jews from traditional backgrounds, ages 18–30. Come for discussion and a chance to meet new people. For more information contact jqyouth@yahoo.com. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Thu, Sep 11
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8:30pm18 - 30once
Arthritis Water Exercise
Are you coping with arthritis or looking for a gentle water exercise class? This program is designed to improve all aspects of fitness without joint stress. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Fri, Sep 12 - Jan 16
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11:30am18 - 0weekly
Chair Exercise: Balance + Strengthening for Parkinson's
Improve posture, reduce stiffness, and increase flexibility in this chair-based exercise class. For more information, including cost and schedule, call 646.505.5744 or email parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Fri, Sep 12 - Jan 16
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12:15pm weekly
NYU/JCC Care Partner Support Group
Taught by Virgen Luce, LCSW Geared specifically for those who care for a loved one with Parkinson's. The Parkinson's Wellness Program offers support for those living with Parkinson's and those who love and care for them. Guided by experienced professionals in a supportive, relaxed environment. Support group intake required. Call 646.505.5744 for more infornation. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > support programs
Fri, Sep 12 - Dec 19
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12:15pm weekly
Arthritis Water Exercise
Are you coping with arthritis or looking for a gentle water exercise class? This program is designed to improve all aspects of fitness without joint stress. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > aquatics > adult swim
Fri, Sep 12 - Jan 16
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12:30pm18 - 0weekly
Yoga + MELT: Flexibility + Relaxation for Parkinson's
Learn beneficial floor, seated, and standing yoga poses blended with MELT techniques to open up new pathways of flexibility and body awareness in this relaxing and energizing class. For more information, including cost and schedule, call 646.505.5744 or email parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Fri, Sep 12 - Jan 16
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3pm weekly
Kookin’ Kids 2-3 Years
Children have fun as they peel, whisk, and stir their way through a variety of fresh ingredients, techniques, and vocabulary. They’ll learn healthy eating habits, identify and reinforce speech, colors, shapes, smells, and motor skills in a nurturing and delicious environment. All recipes are nut-free; dietary laws observed. If your child has any allergies, please call Jennifer Goren at 646.505.5713 before the first class. (more)REGISTER
family life > infants & young children > art, science & cooking
Sun, Sep 14 - Jan 11
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10am weekly
Trans Parents Support Group
Issues of gender identity are distinct from sexual orientation, and PFLAG NYC's Trans Parents Group is an environment that addresses the topics specific to parents of Trans individuals. This group meets quarterly. For questions about the group, please contact group moderator Judy Sennesh through PFLAG NYC at info@pflagnyc.org (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Sun, Sep 14
fall
10am once
MBSR Graduate Refresher Evenings
Becoming more ‘stress-hardy’ can lead to better life-long health. The MBSR program, developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical center by Jon Kabat-Zinn, integrates mindfulness meditation (moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness) with a profound level of inquiry into its relevance to daily life. MBSR can bring changes in physical and psychological symptoms, greater energy, improved self-esteem, and increased ability to cope with pain and stress. This course includes instruction in mindfulness meditation, gentle stretching and yoga, group dialogue and inquiry, along with daily practice support materials. With Elaine Retholtz, MBSR teacher and acupuncturist in private practice. For more information call 646.505.5726. Co-sponsored by NY Insight Meditation Center. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Sun, Sep 14
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5:30pm18 - 0once
NYU/JCC Parkinson's Support Group
Geared specifically for women with mid-stage Parkinson’s. The Parkinson's Wellness Program offers support for those living with Parkinson's and those who love and care for them. Guided by experienced professionals in a supportive, relaxed environment. Support group intake required. Call 646.505.5744 for more infornation. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > support programs
Mon, Sep 15 - Dec 8
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2:15pm weekly
PD MOVES: Rhythm + Movement Patterns
Find ways to manage your PD symptoms, improve coordination, and develop body awareness through dance, movement, and smart fun. Intake is required. To inquire about the program, call 646.505.5744, or e-mail parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Mon, Sep 15 - Dec 15
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3:30pm weekly
The Wellness Kitchen: Cooking for Longevity
Optimal nutrition and healthy cooking are an essential part of a long, healthy life. Learn how to create delicious recipes that apply the latest research on disease–fighting foods including kale chips; walnut, olive, and currant tapenade; endive salad with persimmons and hazelnuts; roasted Brussels sprouts with toasted pecans and avocado; and citrus–tarragon salmon. This class truly embodies the "food as medicine" concept Part of the Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Sep 15
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7pm18 - 0once
Water Exercise for Parkinson's
Increase flexibility and improve balance with gentle stretching and strengthening exercises in the JCC's warm water training pool. Swimcap required. Intake is required. To inquire about the program, call 646.505.5744, or e-mail parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Tue, Sep 16 - Dec 9
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9am weekly
Pilates for Buff Bones®
Created by Rebekah Rotstein Pilates for Buff Bones uses bone-strengthening techniques with posture and balance tricks. Named one of the top five classes in NYC by CBS and recommended by Dr. Christiane Northrup, it targets butt, hips, arms, and back, while giving the whole body a terrific workout. All levels welcome and safe for those with osteoporosis. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > mind and body > pilates
Tue, Sep 16 - Oct 21
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9:30am weekly
Healthy Back–to–School Lunches and Snacks
When packing a school lunch, it can be tempting to choose convenience over health. Discuss and discover easy–to–prepare, nutritious, and delicious back–to–school lunches and snacks including pizza roll–ups; sweet potato salad; vegetable lo mein; lettuce wraps; strawberry and cream cheese sandwiches; mini rice cake stacks; and no–bake sunbutter cookies. Part of the Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Sep 17
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10am once
Alexander Technique for Parkinson's
Improve posture and breathing. Learn to sit, stand, bend, and move more easily in everyday life. Intake is required. To inquire about the program, call 646.505.5744, or e-mail parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Wed, Sep 17 - Jan 14
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2:15pm weekly
Surrogacy Parenting Workshop:
From Conception to Delivery
Explore issues of surrogacy parenting, including maintaining a healthy relationship with the surrogate, strategies for a pleasant and smooth hospital experience, and things to consider when bringing the baby home. Led by Georges Sylvestre, M.D., an obstetrician/gynecologist and parent of two children through surrogacy. Co-hosted with Men Having Babies. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Wed, Sep 17
fall
6:30pm once
Classic and Classy Chicken Techniques
Learn to prepare delicious chicken dishes as you butterfly, saute, bake, and fricassee your way through chicken, kale, and red pepper spirals with red pepper coulis; no-fry "fried" chicken; chicken and wild mushrooms in white wine sauce; chicken with artichokes and fennel; baked chicken thighs with raspberry-garlic sauce; and chicken grand-mere chez Jenny. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Sep 17
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7pm18 - 0once
Pilates for Buff Bones®
Created by Rebekah Rotstein Pilates for Buff Bones uses bone-strengthening techniques with posture and balance tricks. Named one of the top five classes in NYC by CBS and recommended by Dr. Christiane Northrup, it targets butt, hips, arms, and back, while giving the whole body a terrific workout. All levels welcome and safe for those with osteoporosis. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > mind and body > pilates
Thu, Sep 18 - Nov 13
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9:30am weekly
Job + Other Life Transitions with Joy and Purpose: Contemplative Practices for Doing the Inner Work
If you've done all your homework, thought and dreamed, but aren't seeing results, maybe it's time to look inside. Practices and techniques include: meditation, treasure mapping, releasing and transforming negative subliminal tapes, and clarifying your vision and goals. Let your new future blossom in a supportive and confidential environment. If you are a Connect to Care client, please call 212.632.4602 to register. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Sep 18
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7:15pm once
JCC Drum Circle
With Shoshana Jedwab Play in the "soundbox" and join in the pure fun. Enjoy sharing rhythm with others, and discover the enchantment of percussion. For all ages. No experience necessary. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Sep 18
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8pm once
Challah Bakin' 6 Years + Under
The only thing that's better than the smell of freshly baked challah is actually making it! Bring your kids to join us in the fun of kneading, braiding, and baking challahs for Shabbat, while having fun with friends. (more)REGISTER
family life > infants & young children > art, science & cooking
Fri, Sep 19
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10am0 - 6once
PFLAG New York City Support Group Meeting
With support groups for parents, families, and friends of LGBTQ people, as well as LGBTQ people themselves, PFLAG offers a safe place to share experiences and connect in continuing process of learning, acceptance, and celebration. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Mon, Sep 22
fall
7pm once
Nia: Movement + Music + Magic for Parkinson's
Laugh, move, and sing to great music while simultaneously increasing your mobility and stability. Intake is required. To inquire about the program, call 646.505.5744, or e-mail parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Parkinson and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan is focused on improving quality of life through fitness, support, education and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Tue, Sep 23 - Dec 16
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2:45pm weekly
The Doctor Is In Series
Amanda Sacks, PhD–Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology in Neurosurgery, Weill Cornell Medical College In our world of constant distractions, feeling forgetful and unfocused in our personal and work lives is inevitable, especially as we age–or is it? Hear from a neuropsychology expert about the role of attention in brain functioning. Dr. Sacks will discuss brain networks and how the domains of cognitive functioning work so that we can understand why most of us overestimate how much information we actually perceive and retain. Lay the groundwork for increased cognitive self–awareness by learning attention-training exercises to help engage your brain and achieve an internal state of focus. Don’t miss this chance to retrain your brain. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > free for everybody > the doctor is in series
Tue, Sep 23
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7pm18 - 0once
Canasta Classes
Beginners will learn the basics of the game. Advanced beginners will refine their strategies and improve their games through supervised play. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Mon, Sep 29 - Oct 1
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10am60 - 0custom
Walking Tour of the Lower East Side
See the Lower East Side through the eyes of the immigrants who have lived there for 150 years. Discover the Jarmulowsky Bank building where immigrants deposited (and eventually lost) their life savings, the Daily Forward where socialists fought for worker rights, and other important places. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Meet at the Tenement Museum, 103 Orchard Street. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Tue, Sep 30
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9:45am60 - 0once
Healthy In A Hurry: Weeknight Dinners
These quick and healthy recipes never cut corners when it comes to great taste. Create smoky white bean and sage soup, homemade turkey sausage and sauteed peppers, mushroom Bolognese over grilled zucchini wedges, baked salmon croquettes with easy "faux" cream sauce; and dairy-free macaroni and cheese. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Tue, Sep 30
fall
7pm18 - 0once
Canasta Classes
Beginners will learn the basics of the game. Advanced beginners will refine their strategies and improve their games through supervised play. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Mon, Oct 6
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10am60 - 0once
Drama Group
Join this enthusiastic drama group! Through prepared scenes and monologues, improvisations and theater games, as well as original writing by the students, this workshop will increase creative skills, improve memory and concentration, boost self-confidence, and provide a positive group experience. No prior theatrical experience required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, Oct 6 - Dec 8
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10:30am60 - 0weekly
Mouthwatering Meatless Meals
Explore the wonderful flavors and versatility of seitan, tofu, and tempeh as you learn techniques for making such gourmet vegetarian dishes as grilled tofu with spicy peanut sauce; lightly pan-fried seitan in a mushroom wine sauce; Thai coconut lemongrass tempeh with jasmine rice; miso-maple glazed tofu; and a honey-glazed peach tart with mascarpone cream. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Oct 6
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7pm18 - 0once
Ma'agal: The Nehirim Women’s Group
Ma'agal supports Jewish women facing questions of sexuality, gender, and religion. The group is primarily oriented toward lesbians, but all women are invited to participate. Each meeting is facilitated and includes sharing and discussion. Most meetings will also feature a guest speaker. Confidentiality, support, and compassionate listening are central values. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Tue, Oct 7
fall
7:30pm once
Arlekino @ Generation R 4-6 Years
Now in its third-year of residency at the JCC in Manhattan, Arlekino Theater Troupe cultivates interest in the arts in Russian-speaking Jewish children ages 4-6, while instilling an appreciation for their Jewish heritage. This 2-hour program nurtures children's self expression, inquiry, and exploration, and promotes Russian language development. The program includes inludes dramatic play, dance, music, storytelling, and art workshops, inspiring young children through interactive interpretations of Jewish folktales, courtesy of the PJ Library. The program culminates in an original, multidisciplinary performance piece by the program's participants. Taught in Russian by experienced early childhood educators and performing and fine-arts specialists. For more information, contact Jane Tuv at jtuv@jccmanhattan.org. Generation R programs are generously supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group. (more)REGISTER
family life > russian-language programs
Sat, Oct 11 - May 9
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3pm4 - 6weekly
MBSR Graduate Refresher Evenings
Are you dealing with stress, chronic illness or pain' This 8-week course includes instruction in a variety of formal mindfulness practices, gentle stretching and yoga, group dialogue and inquiry, and support for integrating mindful awareness into daily life. Modeled after the renowned program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts over 30 years ago, MBSR can bring you lasting changes in physical and psychological symptoms, greater energy, improved self-esteem and increased ability to cope with pain and stress. Attendance is required at one of the orientation sessions. With Elaine Retholtz, MBSR teacher and acupuncturist in private practice. Elaine Retholtz has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1988. She completed the internship in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and the Teacher Development Intensive at the Center for Mindfulness in Worcester Massachusetts. She is also a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program. Elaine has been teaching the traditional 8 week MBSR program at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan since 2005. She also teaches MBSR at the Continuum Center for Health and Healing and to first year students at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture. She teaches meditation courses at New York Insight Meditation Center, where she is an associate teacher and leads a NYIMC weekly sitting group in Queens.For more information, call 646.505.5726. Co-sponsored by New York Insight. Attendance is required at the orientation session, held Thursday, January 20, at 10am. Then classes begin on January 27th.The full day class, which is included in the course and is for both the morning and afternoon classes, will be held on Sunday, March 6th, from 9am to 5pm. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Sun, Oct 12
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5:30pm18 - 0once
LGBTQ Community Sukkot Party
Party hard in our amazing, huge rooftop sukkah against the beautiful NYC skyline. Our sukkah is a lovely, community-made temporary cabin covered in leaves and greenery. It's big enough to invite the whole LGBTQ crew over for a crazy night of fabulous fun. Join us for our annual sukkot-a-bration! No rules, no holding back, just an amazing soirée under the stars. To register visit www.jqyouth.org (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > special events
Sun, Oct 12
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6pm once
60+ Sukkah Lunch
Join us for a festive lunch and special programin The Roberts Family Sukkah. Bring your friends, meet new ones, and celebrate this holiday in style. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Tue, Oct 14
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12pm60 - 0once
Surrogacy Parenting Workshop:
From Conception to Delivery
Explore issues of surrogacy parenting, including maintaining a healthy relationship with the surrogate, strategies for a pleasant and smooth hospital experience, and things to consider when bringing the baby home. Led by Georges Sylvestre, M.D., an obstetrician/gynecologist and parent of two children through surrogacy. Co-hosted with Men Having Babies. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Wed, Oct 15
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6:30pm once
Chess
With Renee Yarzig Keep your mind at its sharpest and exercise those brain muscles at the JCC Chess Club! Learn strategies, develop techniques, and engage in informal chess play. All levels welcome. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Sun, Oct 19 - Dec 14
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11:30am60 - 0weekly
Our Congress
Susan Addleston How does the Congress work—or not? We will read and analyze the original text of Article I of the Constitution, which deals with the Legislative Branch, for meaning in 1789 and in the 21st century. Historical and contemporary examples of Congressional actions will be cited and discussed. Participants will receive a copy of the Constitution. Please bring a copy of The New York Times. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Mon, Oct 20 - Oct 27
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1pm60 - 0weekly
Perfectly Imperfect: A Practical, Spiritual Approach to Being a Couple
With Nancy O'Hara and Michael Levine Do you at heart believe that relationships don't work? Do you feel that you are the only one committed to your relationship or that you could do better with someone else? Have you ever thought about what it would be like to be in a relationship with someone like you? Whether you are 19 or 90, come learn that it's never too late to make things better! (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Mon, Oct 20 - Nov 17
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7pm weekly
The Colossal Composers: New Insights
With Thomas Elefant, Musician and Conductor Discover the characteristics behind the phenomenal music of Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and others. Learn about the specific elements that made Beethoven's music different from that of his contemporaries, and what factors were involved in distinguishing the music of Handel from that of Bach. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, Oct 20 - Nov 17
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7pm60 - 0weekly
A Dreamwork Group for Women
Learn to remember dreams, understand their healing capacities, and uncover aspects of your emotional and spiritual life. Enhance your understanding by using art and other modalities. No artistic skill necessary, only a willingness to be playful and explore! (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Tue, Oct 21 - Nov 18
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11:30am18 - 0weekly
Come Schmooze
Come schmooze with other senior members and learn more about the JCC and our programs. Refreshments will be served. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Tue, Oct 21
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3pm60 - 0once
Support Group for 80+
Discuss issues in common with your peers: How can we make it easy for our children to help us? What family or social resources do we need in order to improve our quality of life? Can we be useful or interesting to our children or other younger people? How do we deal with interests, relationships, and activities that are gone forever? How do we deal with being considered socially and economically irrelevant? What ways are there to deal with varying degrees of dementia in ourselves and others? What are the pros and cons of choosing to "age in place"? Join the conversation and share your views! A commitment to attend the majority of the sessions is required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Tue, Oct 21 - Dec 9
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3pm80 - 0weekly
Beginners Culinary Boot Camp: More Basic Training for Novice Cooks with Chef John Scoff
Picking up where the Culinary "Mini" Boot Camp left off, new recipes and techniques will be covered in this next step in your culinary education, as you delve deeper into topics and ingredients. This is a necessary "kitchen essentials" course for any home cook. Week 1: Knife Skills Week 2: Poultry Cookery Week 3: Beef Cookery Week 4: Fish Tech Week 5: Baking Techniques (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Tue, Oct 21 - Nov 18
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6:30pm18 - 0weekly
The Doctor Is In Series
Juliann M. Paolicchi, MD–Director, Pediatric Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, New York– Presbyterian Komansky Center for Children's Health/Weill Cornell Medical Center Do you know the difference between a seizure and a spell and what to do if you witness someone having either one? Learn from a leading epilepsy expert what causes seizures and spells and how these causes can change dramatically over a person's lifespan, from infancy to elder life. You will also learn about the latest medical and alternative treatments for seizures and the role of lifestyle and dietary habits in preventing or reducing episodes. Don't miss this lifesaver! (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > free for everybody > the doctor is in series
Tue, Oct 21
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7pm18 - 0once
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Elaine Retholtz
Are you dealing with chronic stress or managing a chronic illness? Based on the renowned program developed by Jon Kabat–Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, this course will provide you with instruction in mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, and group dialogue, as well as give you daily practice support materials to help deal with stress, chronic illness, or pain. Please note: There is a mandatory orientation session either Wednesday, Oct 1 at 7pm or Thursday, Oct 2 at 9:30am. The all-day retreat included in the course is scheduled for Sunday, November 23rd and open to both evening and morning sections. For more information call Susie at 646.505.5726. What is MBSR? MBSR uses meditation, mindful movement and inquiry as a way of training people to relate differently to stresses in their lives. Originally developed for people with chronic pain, it has expanded to benefit people dealing with the serious illness or simply the day to day pressures and anxieties of modern life. Research over the past 35 years indicates that a majority of people who complete the course report a greater ability to cope more effectively with short and long term stresssful situations; an increased ability to relax; lasting decreases in physical and psychological pain; and, most importantly, a greater energy and enthusiasm for life. Elaine Retholtz is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher, which is the recognition by the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) of in-depth understanding and skillful delivery of the MBSR curriculum. Elaine is on the Teacher's Council at NY Insight Meditation Center, where she is also a board member and a member of the diversity committee. She is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program. In addition to her teaching, Elaine works as an acupuncturist in private practice, integrating mindfulness into all of her enounters with clients. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Wed, Oct 22 - Dec 17
fall
7pm weekly
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Elaine Retholtz
Are you dealing with chronic stress or managing a chronic illness? Based on the renowned program developed by Jon Kabat–Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, this course will provide you with instruction in mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, and group dialogue, as well as give you daily practice support materials to help deal with stress, chronic illness, or pain. Please note: There is a mandatory orientation session either Wednesday, Oct 1 at 7pm or Thursday, Oct 2 at 9:30am. The all-day retreat included in the course is scheduled for Sunday, November 23rd and open to both evening and morning sections. For more information call Susie at 646.505.5726. What is MBSR? MBSR uses meditation, mindful movement and inquiry as a way of training people to relate differently to stresses in their lives. Originally developed for people with chronic pain, it has expanded to benefit people dealing with the serious illness or simply the day to day pressures and anxieties of modern life. Research over the past 35 years indicates that a majority of people who complete the course report a greater ability to cope more effectively with short and long term stresssful situations; an increased ability to relax; lasting decreases in physical and psychological pain; and, most importantly, a greater energy and enthusiasm for life. Elaine Retholtz is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher, which is the recognition by the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) of in-depth understanding and skillful delivery of the MBSR curriculum. Elaine is on the Teacher's Council at NY Insight Meditation Center, where she is also a board member and a member of the diversity committee. She is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program. In addition to her teaching, Elaine works as an acupuncturist in private practice, integrating mindfulness into all of her enounters with clients. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Thu, Oct 23 - Dec 18
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9:30am weekly
Chelsea Gallery Tour
Join aficionados of the contemporary Chelsea art scene for our popular guided tour of the hottest galleries and most talked-about shows in town. Meet at 526 West 26th Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues) at 12:45pm. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Thu, Oct 23
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12:45pm60 - 0once
Film Series: Jerome Kern and the Hollywood Musical
"Make Believe"…"The Way You Look Tonight"…"Long Ago and Far Away." These and nearly 700 other songs came from the mind of Jerome Kern, who wrote songs for more than 100 shows and films, with such lyricists as Guy Bolton, Oscar Hammerstein II, Dorothy Fields, Ira Gershwin, and E.Y. Harburg. View five of his films in their entirety and learn how this genius was instrumental in creating and advancing the genre of the Hollywood musical. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Oct 23 - Nov 20
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1pm60 - 0weekly
Mah Jongg Classes
Learn to play this popular game, or hone your skills. One course will be enough to get you started; a second will set you on the road to mastery. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Oct 23 - Nov 13
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1pm60 - 0weekly
In Progress: A Memoir Writing Workshop
Have you ever wanted to write down your life stories? Join the author of the book How to Spot One of Us for a memoir workshop. Whether you want to write just for yourself or your family, or for a wider audience, a variety of writing exercises, music, and prompts will get you writing. There will be an opportunity to have work critiqued for those who wish. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Oct 23 - Dec 4
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3pm60 - 0weekly
Effective Communication: The Power of Empathy
With Martin Epstein Do you wish you could communicate with others in a way that provides real understanding, connection, and empathy? Is it difficult to ask for what you want? Are you stressed by the way you relate with your partner, family, friends, boss, work colleagues? Learn skills that can help you quickly experience and implement a real conversation that is empathic and connecting. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Thu, Oct 23 - Oct 30
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7pm18 - 0weekly
Mindfulness Meditation and ADHD: How Does It Help?
Dr. Mark Bertin ADHD can affect quality of life in so many ways–increased stress levels, struggles at school and work, and challenges in personal relationships. New research has indicated that stress reduction techniques based on mindfulness meditation may provide long-lasting help by improving executive function and attention, reducing stress, promoting cognitive flexibility in problem solving, and fostering emotional well-being. Dr. Bertin is author of The Family ADHD Solution. Co–sponsored by the Jack and Shirley Silver Center for Special Needs. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Thu, Oct 23
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7pm18 - 0once
Recipe Redux: Comfort Food Favorites
Learn how to make healthy versions of your favorite comfort foods. Creamy butternut squash and cauliflower mash; broccoli and dairy-free mac and cheese; vegetable pad Thai; curry chicken mini pizzas with caramelized onions; roasted red peppers, zucchini, and tomatoes on gluten-free quinoa flour naan; and spiced pear baked oatmeal pie. Part of the Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Oct 23
fall
7pm once
PFLAG New York City Support Group Meeting
With support groups for parents, families, and friends of LGBTQ people, as well as LGBTQ people themselves, PFLAG offers a safe place to share experiences and connect in continuing process of learning, acceptance, and celebration. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Mon, Oct 27
fall
7pm once
Pilates for Buff Bones®
Created by Rebekah Rotstein Pilates for Buff Bones uses bone-strengthening techniques with posture and balance tricks. Named one of the top five classes in NYC by CBS and recommended by Dr. Christiane Northrup, it targets butt, hips, arms, and back, while giving the whole body a terrific workout. All levels welcome and safe for those with osteoporosis. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > mind and body > pilates
Tue, Oct 28 - Dec 2
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9:30am weekly
Mah Jongg Tournament
Spend the day competing in a fun-filled Mah Jongg competition. Prizes will be awarded and a light lunch will be served. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, Oct 28
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10am60 - 0once
Medicare 2015 + Prescription Drug Benefits: An Informational Session
With the 2015 deadline fast approaching, learn how to cope with the complexities of prescription drug benefits and the Medicare system in order to make the best decisions. Amy Bernstein, director of HIICAP (Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program) at the Department of Aging, will provide the latest information on what you can expect from Medicare in the coming year. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Oct 29
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2:30pm60 - 0once
Knife Skills 101
Being comfortable and skillful with a knife can change the way you cook and make your time in the kitchen more productive. Chef Shaya will break down everything you need to know in detail from knife anatomy, knife selection, how to hold a knife, sharpening, and many cutting and slicing techniques. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Oct 29
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6:30pm18 - 0once
Mindful Parenting for Special Needs Families
Dr. Mark Bertin Dedicating the time to take care of yourself as a parent by building your stress management skills profoundly benefits both you and your family. Mindfulness is an evidence- based technique that facilitates overall well-being, cognitive flexibility, and communication skills, and is a proactive way to address the effects of stress on yourself and your children. Dr. Mark Bertin is a board-certified developmental behavioral pediatrician. Co–sponsored by the Jack and Shirley Silver Center for Special Needs. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Thu, Oct 30 - Dec 18
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7pm18 - 0weekly
Challah Bakin' 6 Years + Under
Share the experience of baking challah with your child. Little hands have fun as they, mix, knead, and braid. Enjoy the aroma and simple pleasure of fresh homemade challah with family and friends. (more)REGISTER
family life > infants & young children > art, science & cooking
Fri, Oct 31
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10am0 - 6once
Date Night: Cooking for Couples
These succulent dishes are sure to arouse all of your senses! Create radicchio, rose petal, and pomegranate salad; Cornish hens with strawberry–balsamic glaze; baby bok choy with black bean sauce; flank steak with rosemary chimichurri sauce; angel hair pasta with fresh fennel pesto; honey–glazed salmon with chopped basil; and finish with bananas foster and poached pears in cardamom syrup. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Sat, Nov 1
fall
7pm once
10th Annual Men Having Babies Surrogacy Seminar and Gay Parenting Expo
Following the successful format of previous conferences, the upcoming seminar and expo will bring experts, parents, and surrogates together with representatives of leading clinics and surrogacy agencies from around the U.S. and beyond. While the event is directed at gay prospective parents, the presentations and resources it offers will benefit anyone interested in becoming a parent through surrogacy. For more information, visit menhavingbabies.com Co-presented by Men Having Babies and The JCC in Manhattan. (more)REGISTER
adults > lgbtq > special events
Sun, Nov 2
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9am once
The Comedy of Life
This four-part lecture series will use clips of classic comedy routines, movie and television parodies, poems, and cartoons to examine the humorous side of marriage, children, motherhood, and aging. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Tue, Nov 4 - Nov 25
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11am60 - 0weekly
Mah Jongg Club
Enjoy the game and the community in our popular Mah Jongg Club. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, Nov 4 - Dec 23
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1pm60 - 0weekly
Ma'agal: The Nehirim Women’s Group
Ma'agal supports Jewish women facing questions of sexuality, gender, and religion. The group is primarily oriented toward lesbians, but all women are invited to participate. Each meeting is facilitated and includes sharing and discussion. Most meetings will also feature a guest speaker. Confidentiality, support, and compassionate listening are central values. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Tue, Nov 4
fall
7:30pm once
Healthy Cooking Techniques
Explore easy-to-follow recipes and valuable tips for stocking a healthy kitchen. You'll learn how to create wholesome, delicious dishes using nourishing oils, grains, flours, fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. Learn to make healthy choices and create meals that you, your family, and friends will love. Week 1: Smoked paprika potato chips with triple onion dip; apple and celery root salad; broccoli cheddar soup; green bean casserole with crispy shallots; skillet mac and cheese; fillet of sole almandine; mini strawberry cheesecakes; and banana pudding with vanilla wafers. Week 2: Baked jalapeno poppers; "everything" parmesan crisps; butternut squash risotto; crispy fish with lemon dill sauce; asparagus, mushroom, and tomato frittata; smoky black bean chili; artichoke, edamame, and asparagus salad; pumpkin bread with cranberries; and chocolate chunk cookies. Week 3: Miso-sweet potato dip; stuffed cabbage with sweet and sour tomato sauce; chicken cacciatore over corkscrew pasta; giant chicken and vegetable dumpling pyramids in scallion-shiitake broth; mashed parsnips and potatoes with crispy root vegetables; fennel and orange salad with pistachios and lemon vinaigrette; phyllo cherry turnovers; and pineapple upside down cake. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Nov 5 - Nov 19
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10am18 - 0weekly
Medical Guidelines for Your Aging Loved One and Yourself
Dr. Gail Lowenstein, Specialist in Geriatrics and Holistic Medicine Learn about medical guidelines for your aging loved one and yourself from a Western-trained physician with certification in holistic medicine. Featured topics will include palliative care/hospice, medication management, advance directives, nutrition, and supplements. You need to take control of and responsibility for your own health and this lecture will give you the information you need. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Nov 5
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2:30pm60 - 0once
Trip to the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia
Travel to Philadelphia to visit the acclaimed National Museum of Jewish History. Learn about the expansion and settlement of American Jews over the last centuries and into the present. Enjoy a private guided tour with time on your own to explore. Space is limited so reserve early! Meet in the lobby at the JCC. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Thu, Nov 6
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9am60 - 0once
Get a Good Night's Sleep
There are few things more stressful and unnerving than the inability to sleep. Now is the time to find the relief you've been looking for. Bernice Todres has been helping people use the techniques of mindfulness meditation to address this critical issue for many years. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Thu, Nov 6
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7pm18 - 0once
Cook for Shabbat with Your Tot 6 Years + Under
Make Shabbat your favorite day of the week! Learn about the history and traditions of various Jewish foods as you and your child measure, mix, pour, and taste your way to a delectable Shabbat dishes. (more)REGISTER
family life > infants & young children > art, science & cooking
Fri, Nov 7
fall
10am once
Trans Parents Support Group
Issues of gender identity are distinct from sexual orientation, and PFLAG NYC's Trans Parents Group is an environment that addresses the topics specific to parents of Trans individuals. This group meets quarterly. For questions about the group, please contact group moderator Judy Sennesh through PFLAG NYC at info@pflagnyc.org (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Sun, Nov 9
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10am once
Change Your Brain With Meditation
Meditation is one of the few activities that can actually create new neural connections, improve brain function, and activate the "happy" areas of the brain. In this experiential class, beginners and pros alike will benefit from practicing three different types of meditation: guided meditation, yoga based meditation, and mindfulness meditation. Part of The Gural Mind Matters Series (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > highlighted series > mind matters
Sun, Nov 9
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1:30pm18 - 0once
MBSR Graduate Refresher Evenings
Have you taken one of our classes in MBSR? Join us once a month to practice your skills and check in with the group about your successes and challenges. No one turned away for lack of funds. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Sun, Nov 9
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5:30pm18 - 0once
60+ New Member Reception
Meet and greet new JCC senior members, and mingle with other senior members and staff. A great way to meet people and see what's going on inside the JCC. Preregistration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Wed, Nov 12
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2:30pm60 - 0once
Job + Other Life Transitions with Joy and Purpose: Contemplative Practices for Doing the Inner Work
If you've done all your homework, thought and dreamed, but aren't seeing results, maybe it's time to look inside. Practices and techniques include: meditation, treasure mapping, releasing and transforming negative subliminal tapes, and clarifying your vision and goals. Let your new future blossom in a supportive and confidential environment. If you are a Connect to Care client, please call 212.632.4602 to register. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Nov 13
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7:15pm once
JQYouth
A dynamic, fun, and thought-provoking social group for Jews from traditional backgrounds, ages 18–30. Come for discussion and a chance to meet new people. For more information contact jqyouth@yahoo.com. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Thu, Nov 13
fall
8:30pm18 - 30once
Challah Bakin' 6 Years + Under
Share the experience of baking challah with your child. Little hands have fun as they, mix, knead, and braid. Enjoy the aroma and simple pleasure of fresh homemade challah with family and friends. (more)REGISTER
family life > infants & young children > art, science & cooking
Fri, Nov 14
fall
10am once
Learning to Move through Life's Seasons with Joy and Grace
Lucia McBee and Elana Rosenbaum All of us are subject to aging, illness, loss and separation, and death. How we greet and meet these challenges affects the ways we live our lives. Through reflection, dialogic investigation, story-telling, and writing, we will examine our relationship to life's challenges, finding ways to celebrate the wonder of our being in this present moment, no matter what circumstances exist. Bring a lunch and wear comfortable clothing. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Sun, Nov 16
fall
9:30am once
Visit the Players Club in Gramercy Park
The private Players Club was established in 1889 by Edwin Booth (brother of John Wilkes Booth), Mark Twain, and Stanford White. The historic building is a private watering hole for art aficionados. The tour includes Edwin Booth’s apartment, the extensive library, and an impressive collection of art, costumes, death masks, and other theatrical artifacts. Meet at 16 Gramercy Park South on 20th Street between 3rd Ave and Park Ave South. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Tue, Nov 18
fall
11am60 - 0once
The Doctor Is In Series
Jennifer A. Langsdorf, MD–Assistant Attending Neurologist, NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center Millions of people suffer from numbness and pain in their extremities. Learn about the causes and complexities of these common nerve ailments, including carpal tunnel syndrome and pinched nerves. Dr. Langsdorf will discuss the importance of making the proper diagnosis of these conditions, the latest in treatment options, and tips for modifying behaviors that can help to alleviate symptoms. Don't miss this opportunity to improve your quality of life! (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > free for everybody > the doctor is in series
Tue, Nov 18
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7pm18 - 0once
Armageddon (The End Times)
Megiddo (Israel) was the location for ancient battles, going back to the 15th century BC. According to the New Testament Revelation 16:16, the Messiah will return to earth and defeat the Antichrist and Satan in the battle of Armageddon. The prospect of "End Times" (Judgment Day) is a part of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and many other faiths. Join author, lecturer, and linguist Saul Fathi for an exploration of this fascinating topic. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Wed, Nov 19
fall
2:30pm60 - 0once
Surrogacy Parenting Workshop:
From Conception to Delivery
Explore issues of surrogacy parenting, including maintaining a healthy relationship with the surrogate, strategies for a pleasant and smooth hospital experience, and things to consider when bringing the baby home. Led by Georges Sylvestre, M.D., an obstetrician/gynecologist and parent of two children through surrogacy. Co-hosted with Men Having Babies. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Wed, Nov 19
fall
6:30pm once
Luscious and Nutritious Holiday Desserts
Learn to prepare a variety of decadent desserts, ranging from light and refreshing to rich and filling—all chock–full of wholesome deliciousness. Create fruit–studded sesame cookies; chocolate pecan tarts; hazelnut and fig squares; pomegranate pears; cranberry apple pudding; fruit compote; and no–bake brownies with coconut creme and whipped cream. Part of the Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Nov 19
fall
7pm once
Pilates for Buff Bones®
Created by Rebekah Rotstein Pilates for Buff Bones uses bone-strengthening techniques with posture and balance tricks. Named one of the top five classes in NYC by CBS and recommended by Dr. Christiane Northrup, it targets butt, hips, arms, and back, while giving the whole body a terrific workout. All levels welcome and safe for those with osteoporosis. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > mind and body > pilates
Thu, Nov 20 - Jan 15
fall
9:30am weekly
Mah Jongg Classes
Learn to play this popular game, or hone your skills. One course will be enough to get you started; a second will set you on the road to mastery. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Nov 20 - Dec 18
fall
3pm60 - 0weekly
Mah Jongg Classes
Learn to play this popular game, or hone your skills. One course will be enough to get you started; a second will set you on the road to mastery. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Nov 20 - Dec 18
fall
7pm weekly
JCC Drum Circle
With Shoshana Jedwab Play in the "soundbox" and join in the pure fun. Enjoy sharing rhythm with others, and discover the enchantment of percussion. For all ages. No experience necessary. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Nov 20
fall
8pm once
Cook for Shabbat with Your Tot 6 Years + Under
Make Shabbat your favorite day of the week! Learn about the history and traditions of various Jewish foods as you and your child measure, mix, pour, and taste your way to a delectable Shabbat dishes. (more)REGISTER
family life > infants & young children > art, science & cooking
Fri, Nov 21
fall
10am once
PFLAG New York City Support Group Meeting
With support groups for parents, families, and friends of LGBTQ people, as well as LGBTQ people themselves, PFLAG offers a safe place to share experiences and connect in continuing process of learning, acceptance, and celebration. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Mon, Nov 24
fall
7pm once
The Zen of Building and Maintaining a Meditation Practice with Nancy O'Hara
Join this author, teacher, and Zen life coach to learn how to establish and maintain a daily practice—your key to serenity. Sitting in silence, walking meditation, mindful listening, spiritual literature, and sharing experience are all part of the sessions. For beginners or experienced meditators, everyone is welcome. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Mon, Nov 24 - Dec 15
fall
7:30pm18 - 0weekly
Canasta Classes
Beginners will learn the basics of the game. Advanced beginners will refine their strategies and improve their games through supervised play. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Mon, Dec 1
fall
10am once
Mozart's Jewish Librettist: Lorenzo Da Ponte
Meet the celebrated writer of opera librettos who provided the brilliant, witty texts to Mozart’s best works. Follow Da Ponte’s musical trail—and his amorous and political journey—from Venice and Vienna to London and New York City. Through lecture, live performance, recordings, and video, we will explore this fascinating musician. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Tue, Dec 2
fall
2pm60 - 0once
The Doctor Is In Series
James M. Noble, MD, MS–Attending Neurologist, NewYork–Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Ninety years since the Bambino knocked himself out chasing a fly ball and crashing into the right-field cement wall, the methods used to predict, diagnose, and manage concussion remain nearly unchanged. Why? How can we fix these problems? In this presentation, a leading physician expert in the field tackles challenging research questions in search of a path towards identifying the near–term and long–term risks of sports–related concussion. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > free for everybody > the doctor is in series
Tue, Dec 2
fall
7pm once
Ma'agal: The Nehirim Women’s Group
Ma'agal supports Jewish women facing questions of sexuality, gender, and religion. The group is primarily oriented toward lesbians, but all women are invited to participate. Each meeting is facilitated and includes sharing and discussion. Most meetings will also feature a guest speaker. Confidentiality, support, and compassionate listening are central values. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Tue, Dec 2
fall
7:30pm once
Tour the Alvin Ailey Dance Studio
The tour showcases Ailey’s studios, archived artwork and photos, and possibly a rehearsal in progress. Meet at The Joan Weill Center for Dance at 405 West 55th Street. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Wed, Dec 3
fall
11am60 - 0once
Sharpen Your Memory and Protect Your Brain
Do you forget birthdays and anniversaries? How about where you put your keys? Maybe you're worried about getting Alzheimer's or you simply want to improve your abilitiy to focus and solve problems. Learn about safe, natural, safe ways to strengthen your memory, sharpen your thinking, and improve your focus. Find out what the two worst foods are for memory, and which foods and lifestyle practices can improve recall and cut your risk of developing memory loss later. This is one workshop you won't forget. Part of Gural Mind Matters series (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Dec 3
fall
2:30pm60 - 0once
The Restorative Kitchen
Restorative foods rebuild our bodies. Rejuvenate with these out of the ordinary dishes and discover the healing properties of some of your favorite foods and spices. Cucumber lemon mint smoothie, root vegetable and cauliflower tagine with parsley yogurt, ratatouille with cod, zucchini with toasted almonds, vegetable quinoa with wild blueberries. Part of the Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Dec 4
fall
7pm once
Cook for Shabbat with Your Tot 6 Years + Under
Make Shabbat your favorite day of the week! Learn about the history and traditions of various Jewish foods as you and your child measure, mix, pour, and taste your way to a delectable Shabbat dishes. (more)REGISTER
family life > infants & young children > art, science & cooking
Fri, Dec 5
fall
10am once
Job + Other Life Transitions with Joy and Purpose: Contemplative Practices for Doing the Inner Work
If you've done all your homework, thought and dreamed, but aren't seeing results, maybe it's time to look inside. Practices and techniques include: meditation, treasure mapping, releasing and transforming negative subliminal tapes, and clarifying your vision and goals. Let your new future blossom in a supportive and confidential environment. If you are a Connect to Care client, please call 212.632.4602 to register. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Dec 11
fall
7:15pm once
JQYouth
A dynamic, fun, and thought-provoking social group for Jews from traditional backgrounds, ages 18–30. Come for discussion and a chance to meet new people. For more information contact jqyouth@yahoo.com. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Thu, Dec 11
fall
8:30pm18 - 30once
MBSR Graduate Refresher Evenings
Have you taken one of our classes in MBSR? Join us once a month to practice your skills and check in with the group about your successes and challenges. No one turned away for lack of funds. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Sun, Dec 14
fall
5:30pm18 - 0once
Seniors Chanukah Candle Lighting Party
Come help us light the JCC menorah, listen to holiday music, and enjoy some refreshments in the company of friends. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Wed, Dec 17
fall
3:30pm60 - 0once
Surrogacy Parenting Workshop:
From Conception to Delivery
Explore issues of surrogacy parenting, including maintaining a healthy relationship with the surrogate, strategies for a pleasant and smooth hospital experience, and things to consider when bringing the baby home. Led by Georges Sylvestre, M.D., an obstetrician/gynecologist and parent of two children through surrogacy. Co-hosted with Men Having Babies. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Wed, Dec 17
fall
6:30pm once
Healthier Chanukah Treats
Create delicious, lower-fat versions of your favorite Chanukah treats. Prepare baked parsnip, carrot, and sweet potato latkes with homemade applesauce; baked egg white frittata with spinach; low-fat goat's milk cheese and sun dried tomatoes; giant baked potato latke with dill, parsley, and chives; baked mini jelly doughnuts with powdered sugar; whole wheat pancakes with ouzo honey syrup and crushed toasted walnuts; and sweet olive oil bread with red wine glaze, cloves, and lemon zest. Part of the Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Dec 18
fall
7pm once
JCC Drum Circle
With Shoshana Jedwab Play in the "soundbox" and join in the pure fun. Enjoy sharing rhythm with others, and discover the enchantment of percussion. For all ages. No experience necessary. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Dec 18
fall
8pm once
PFLAG New York City Support Group Meeting
With support groups for parents, families, and friends of LGBTQ people, as well as LGBTQ people themselves, PFLAG offers a safe place to share experiences and connect in continuing process of learning, acceptance, and celebration. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Mon, Dec 22
fall
7pm once
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