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Engage Men's Group
"The deepest wisdom man can attain is to know that his destiny is to aid, to serve." - Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel The Engage Men's Group allows men involved with Engage to form community and take part in volunteer projects alongside other participants. The group meets at the JCC on Tuesdays, from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Tue, Sep 2 - Dec 30
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5:30pm weekly
Learn about Engage
Learn more about Engage and choose a volunteer project at these free monthly information sessions. Coffee and snacks will be served. For more information, please contact Rabbi Brian Fink, Director of Engage, at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org. Engage Jewish Service Corps is generously supported by the UJA-Federation of New York. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Mon, Sep 8
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6pm once
JASA Institute for Senior Action
Participate in JASA's Institute for Senior Action with other Engage volunteers, and then act together to address the needs of vulnerable members of the NYC Jewish community. - Engage in Citywide Issues - Learn Community Organizing Skills - Take Action in Your Community - Understand the Legislative Process in NYC, NY State, and DC Presentations by: AARP, Alzheimer's Association, Elected Officials, NYC's Independent Budget Office, League of Women Voters NYC, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicaid, NYC Department for the Aging, Volunteers of Legal Service, and more. The Institute takes place on Tuesdays, Sep 9-Nov 25, 10 am-2 pm at JASA (Jewish Association Serving the Aging), 247 West 37th Street, Manhattan. There is a $100 fee to participate in the Institute (10 sessions). Special arrangements can be made in cases of economic need. For more information, and to request the one-page application form, please contact Rabbi Brian Fink, Director of Engage, at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org. (more)LEARN MORE
social action > engage
Tue, Sep 9 - Nov 25
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10am weekly
9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance Volunteer Fair
Learn how you can get involved in the JCC's community service activities throughout the year. Representatives of the JCC's Literacy and Math Programs; Tweens + Teens and 20s + 30s departments; and UJA-Federation of New York's Engage Jewish Service Corps for volunteers in their 50s, 60s, and beyond, will answer your questions about ongoing and one-time community service projects. You'll also hear from other volunteers about their experiences. Refreshments served. (more)REGISTER
social action > special events
Thu, Sep 11
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5:30pm once
Dorot Package Delivery
Warm up the day of a senior! Following an orientation, we will visit and deliver packages to homebound seniors and then eat lunch together at a local restaurant For more information, please contact Rabbi Brian Fink, Director of Engage, at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org. Engage Jewish Service Corps is generously supported by the UJA-Federation of New York. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Sun, Sep 14
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10am once
Shmita Yom Iyun: An Afternoon of Exploring the Sabbatical Tradition
As we prepare to begin the shmita year, join us for an afternoon of exploring the traditions and themes of agriculture and environmentalism, spiritual renewal, rethinking our relationship to the land, debt forgiveness, creativity, and more. As we explore the shmita from its biblical roots to the teachings of Rav Kook to contemporary applications and interpretations, this afternoon will leave you energized and inspired. Co-presented with Hazon. Co-sponsored by Ansche Chesed, B'nai Jeshurun, Congregation Habonim, Darkhei Noam, Drisha, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of religion, The Israeli Consulate, The Jewish Theological Seminary, Lab/Shul, Limmud NY, Romemu, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, Society for the Advancement of Judaism, Uri L'Tzedek, West End Synagogue, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, Yeshivat Maharat. 3–6 pm, reception at 6 pm (more)REGISTER
jewish living > jewish learning > featured programs
Sun, Sep 14
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3pm18 - 0once
Engage Skills-Based Volunteering Info Session
Are you interested in donating your professional skills as a volunteer? Learn more about the UJA-Federation of New York's Management Assistance Program (MAP). You can provide practical expertise to an agency in the UJA network as you work on a time-limited project. For more information, please contact Rabbi Brian Fink, Director of Engage, at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org. Engage Jewish Service Corps is generously supported by the UJA-Federation of New York. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Wed, Sep 17
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4:30pm once
NEW! Intelligent Fitness Is for Everyone: Sharing the 52 Moves of Nia, Train to teach
Caroline Kohles, Kevin VerEecke, Jayne Mielo, Nia New York Training Faculty Make a difference in the lives of seniors while also caring for yourself. This program, a partnership between Engage and the Nia Technique, teaches you how full-body movement improves your own health and fitness and then trains you to share the knowledge with homebound seniors or residents of assisted-living facilities. The Nia Technique is an intelligent fitness practice that blends the movements of dance, martial arts, and healing arts. The moves are simple and adaptable to people of all ages, sizes, and abilities. Included is a free Nia class at the JCC every week and participation in the monthly Nia jam. Engage will help find you a volunteer position in a senior facility and mentor you as you begin to teach. For more information contact Rabbi Brian Fink, Director of Engage, at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org or Caroline Kohles, Senior Director of Health and Wellness Programming, at 646.505.4406 or ckohles@jccmanhattan.org (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > dance
Sun, Sep 21 - Dec 14
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1:30pm custom
Learn about Engage
Learn more about Engage and choose a volunteer project at these free monthly information sessions. Coffee and snacks will be served. For more information, please contact Rabbi Brian Fink, Director of Engage, at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org. Engage Jewish Service Corps is generously supported by the UJA-Federation of New York. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Mon, Oct 6
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6pm once
Engage Fall Event in the Sukkah
Join us in the JCC’s rooftop sukkah and learn about ways to Engage in the new year. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Rabbi Brian Fink, Director of Engage, at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org. Engage Jewish Service Corps is generously supported by the UJA-Federation of New York. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Sun, Oct 12
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2pm once
Engage Community Brunch
Join other members of the Engage community for learning and conversation that will deepen our connections to each other and supplement our volunteer activities. A light brunch will be served. For more information, please contact Rabbi Brian Fink, Director of Engage, at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org. Engage Jewish Service Corps is generously supported by the UJA-Federation of New York. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Sun, Oct 26
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11am once
Learn about Engage
Learn more about Engage and choose a volunteer project at these free monthly information sessions. Coffee and snacks will be served. For more information, please contact Rabbi Brian Fink, Director of Engage, at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org. Engage Jewish Service Corps is generously supported by the UJA-Federation of New York. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Mon, Nov 3
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6pm once
Dorot Package Delivery
Warm up the day of a senior! Following an orientation, we will visit and deliver packages to homebound seniors and then eat lunch together at a local restaurant For more information, please contact Rabbi Brian Fink, Director of Engage, at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org. Engage Jewish Service Corps is generously supported by the UJA-Federation of New York. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Sun, Nov 23
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10am once
Engage Community Brunch
Join other members of the Engage community for learning and conversation that will deepen our connections to each other and supplement our volunteer activities. A light brunch will be served. For more information, please contact Rabbi Brian Fink, Director of Engage, at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org. Engage Jewish Service Corps is generously supported by the UJA-Federation of New York. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Sun, Dec 7
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11am once
Learn about Engage
Learn more about Engage and choose a volunteer project at these free monthly information sessions. Coffee and snacks will be served. For more information, please contact Rabbi Brian Fink, Director of Engage, at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org. Engage Jewish Service Corps is generously supported by the UJA-Federation of New York. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Mon, Dec 8
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6pm once
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