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Free Daily Meditation
Mon-Fri (except holidays), 7:30-8:30 am (more)LEARN MORE
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Mon, Sep 1 - Dec 31
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7:30am daily
Free Daily Meditation
Mon-Thu (except holidays), 5:45-6:45 pm (more)LEARN MORE
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Mon, Sep 1 - Jan 1
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5:45pm daily
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
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
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7pm60 - 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
Wed, Sep 3 - Dec 17
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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
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2pm60 - 0custom
Balance and Bones™
Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Thu, Sep 4 - Nov 6
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10:30am60 - 0weekly
Women's Group
Meet with other women to discuss issues of family, growing older, and other subjects of interest. Pre-registration required. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Thu, Sep 4 - Dec 18
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11am60 - 0weekly
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
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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
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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
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10:30am60 - 0weekly
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, Sep 5 - Oct 31
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11am50 - 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
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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
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10am2 - 3weekly
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™
Taught by Celeste Carlucci and Fitness Expert Julie Kardachi, OT Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Sep 8 - Jan 12
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12pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™
Taught by Celeste Carlucci and Fitness Expert Julie Kardachi, OT Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Sep 8 - Jan 16
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12pm50 - 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
Mon, Sep 8 - Jan 12
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12pm weekly
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
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1pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™
Taught by Celeste Carlucci and Fitness Expert Julie Kardachi, OT Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Sep 8 - Jan 12
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1:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™
Taught by Celeste Carlucci and Fitness Expert Julie Kardachi, OT Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Sep 8 - Jan 14
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1:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™
Taught by Celeste Carlucci and Fitness Expert Julie Kardachi, OT Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Sep 8 - Jan 16
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1:15pm18 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™
Taught by Celeste Carlucci and Fitness Expert Julie Kardachi, OT Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Sep 8 - Jan 16
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1:15pm weekly
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™
Taught by Celeste Carlucci and Fitness Expert Julie Kardachi, OT Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Sep 8 - Jan 12
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2:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™
Taught by Celeste Carlucci and Fitness Expert Julie Kardachi, OT Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Sep 8 - Jan 14
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2:15pm50 - 0weekly
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
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10am weekly
Balance and Bones™
Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Sep 9 - Oct 28
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11:30am60 - 0weekly
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
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3:30pm4 - 6weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
Breathe and stretch, move and energize with this blend of Yoga and Nia for your brain, body, and heart. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Tue, Sep 9 - Jan 6
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3:45pm18 - 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
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11:30am18 - 0weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
Gentle dance–exercise. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Wed, Sep 10 - Jan 7
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12pm18 - 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
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12:30pm18 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™
Taught by Celeste Carlucci and Fitness Expert Julie Kardachi, OT Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Sep 10 - Jan 14
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1:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™
Taught by Celeste Carlucci and Fitness Expert Julie Kardachi, OT Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Sep 10 - Jan 16
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1:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™
Taught by Celeste Carlucci and Fitness Expert Julie Kardachi, OT Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Sep 10 - Jan 14
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2:15pm50 - 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
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3:30pm7 - 9weekly
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 The JCC in Manhattan. To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 212.523.7275. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Thu, Sep 11 - Jan 8
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9:30am18 - 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
Thu, Sep 11 - Jan 15
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10am2 - 3weekly
NEW! Zumba Gold for Seniors
The easy-to-follow program that lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It's an invigorating, community-oriented dance-fitness class that feels fresh, and most of all, exhilarating! Zumba Gold® classes provide modified, low-impact moves for active older adults. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Thu, Sep 11 - Oct 30
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12:30pm weekly
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
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
Co-sponsored by Beth Israel Medical Center–Cancer Center. Email RLSchine@aol.com for info (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Thu, Sep 11 - Jan 8
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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 The JCC in Manhattan. To register, call JoAnn Fox Weingarten at 212.523.7275. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Thu, Sep 11 - Jan 8
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6:45pm18 - 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
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
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™
Taught by Celeste Carlucci and Fitness Expert Julie Kardachi, OT Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, Sep 12 - Jan 16
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2:15pm18 - 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
Fall Stop...MOVE STRONG™
Taught by Celeste Carlucci and Fitness Expert Julie Kardachi, OT Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, Sep 12 - Jan 16
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3:15pm50 - 0weekly
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
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
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
Conscious Awareness: The Teachings of Yemima Avital
With Smadar Taub, LMHC, MA Acquire learning tools that allow a shift in perspective and an expansion of thought. Learn to look inward and discover an ongoing process of personal growth. Yemima's teachings are popular in Israel and around the world. Class is taught in Hebrew. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality > nourishing the soul
Tue, Sep 16 - Nov 25
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9:30am weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those living with Cancer
Massage is known to boost the immune system and reduce stress on the body, mind, and spirit. Receive supportive, holistic bodywork, employing massage techniques suitable for individuals undergoing treatment or for those who are post–treatment and/or surgery. We offer a caring environment to address symptom relief, pain management, and stress reduction. A prescription is required. Some medical insurance coverage is applicable for massage; please consult your insurance carrier to see if you qualify. Call 646.505.5716 to book an appointment. Cancellation fees apply if an appointment is not cancelled within 24 hours. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Tue, Sep 16 - Dec 16
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10am18 - 0weekly
Jewish Chant: Unlocking the Secrets of the Soul
Eva Sax-Bolder and Rabbi Shoshana Mitrani-Knapp Join these extraordinary students of Shefa Gold for two uplifting evenings of Jewish chant. Use your voice in call and response—an age-old spiritual practice—to open your hearts through prayer and song. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality > jewish spiritual practice
Tue, Sep 16 - Dec 9
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7:30pm custom
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
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
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 18 - Dec 18
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7:15pm custom
Tween After Dark: Hands-on Cooking Party Grades 4-8
You and your friends are invited to the coolest cooking party in town. As you listen to your favorite tunes you'll create different party menus. Snacks and dishes include: make-your-own fruit kabobs; chocolate-covered strawberries; bagel chips with assorted dips; red pepper hummus in cucumber cups; gazpacho shooters; homemade mini pizzas and pizza roll ups; soft Asian summer rolls in sweet and savory dipping sauce; Asian salad wonton cups; Asian meatballs;, cheddar cheese balls; sparkling pomegranate punch; soft and crunchy tacos; guacamole with homemade tortilla chips; cream cheese wontons; deviled eggs; "fried" zucchini sticks; and garlic parmesan potato wedges. (more)REGISTER
family life > tweens > tween classes
Sat, Sep 20 - Dec 20
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7pm custom
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
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 22 - Dec 15
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2:15pm weekly
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
Bridge Classes
Come with your favorite group or partner, or alone. Peter Steinberg will find you a game and provide advice as you play. Punch cards (good for 8 sessions) are valid for one year and will be issued at the first session, so missed sessions can be made up later. All levels welcome. Registration is ongoing. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Wed, Oct 1 - Dec 24
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1:30pm60 - 0weekly
Bridge Classes
Come with your favorite group or partner, or alone. Peter Steinberg will find you a game and provide advice as you play. Punch cards (good for 8 sessions) are valid for one year and will be issued at the first session, so missed sessions can be made up later. levels welcome. Registration is ongoing. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Oct 2 - Dec 25
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10am60 - 0weekly
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
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, Oct 6 - Nov 12
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11am weekly
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
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, Oct 14 - Nov 11
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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, Oct 14 - Nov 11
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12pm50 - 0weekly
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
health + wellness > wellness classes > highlighted series > open your heart series
Mon, Oct 20 - Nov 10
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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 24
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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
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
Salmon Five Ways
Chef Kim guides you through sophisticated salmon recipes: Salmon Wellington served with sautéed wild mushrooms; Asian seared salmon with cucumber salad; mini salmon cakes with lemon dill sauce and oven-fried sweet potatoes; roasted salmon with herbed bread crumbs; sun-dried tomatoes with warm vegetable salad; and apple crostata. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Oct 22
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10am18 - 0once
Free Flu Shots for Seniors
The JCC is offering free flu shots for seniors on a first come, first served basis. Seniors should bring all insurance information: Medicare Part B, Medicaid, or private health insurance. Please be prepared for possible wait time. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Wed, Oct 22
fall
1pm once
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. If you cannot make either orientation and want to sign up for the class, please let us know. 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 priva (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Wed, Oct 22 - Dec 17
fall
7pm weekly
Fabulous Fall Feast for 20s + 30s
Make delicious gourmet meals using seasonal ingredients and easy shortcuts, and get tips for eating healthy without breaking the bank. Sip on pear and apple cider sparkling cocktails as you create baby greens, shaved fennel, toasted pecans, and homemade vinaigrette; warming lentil soup; roasted Brussels sprouts with umami sauce; lemon-rosemary quinoa pilaf; roasted chicken with truffled celeriac puree; and jeweled butternut squash and apple crumb spice muffins. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Oct 22
fall
7pm20 - 39once
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. If you cannot make either orientation and want to sign up for the class, please let us know. 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 priva (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Thu, Oct 23 - Dec 18
fall
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
Divorce Support Group
Join a professionally facilitated 7-session group to discuss steps in mourning, rebuilding self-esteem, handling stress and depression, moving away from disappointment, dealing with family members and dating again. This group will be professionally facilitated by Juliana Neiman. Groups are co-sponsored by the congregations on the Upper West Side but you do not need to be Jewish to join a group. (more)REGISTER
adults > support > recently separated or divorced
Thu, Oct 23 - Dec 11
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6:30pm weekly
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
Challah Baking
According to the Talmud, the mitzvah of baking challah for Shabbat was one of three commandments assigned to women. Today Jewish women—and men—are baking challah every week. Join us in this ancient Jewish tradition as we knead, braid, and bake our way through the spiritual side of challah baking. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Fri, Oct 24
fall
10am18 - 0once
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 Gene Wisniewski, instructor. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Fri, Oct 24 - Jan 9
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1:30pm50 - 0weekly
Tween After Dark: Hands-on Cooking Party Grades 4-8
You and your friends are invited to the coolest cooking party in town. As you listen to your favorite tunes you'll create different party menus. Snacks and dishes include: make-your-own fruit kabobs; chocolate-covered strawberries; bagel chips with assorted dips; red pepper hummus in cucumber cups; gazpacho shooters; homemade mini pizzas and pizza roll ups; soft Asian summer rolls in sweet and savory dipping sauce; Asian salad wonton cups; Asian meatballs;, cheddar cheese balls; sparkling pomegranate punch; soft and crunchy tacos; guacamole with homemade tortilla chips; cream cheese wontons; deviled eggs; "fried" zucchini sticks; and garlic parmesan potato wedges. (more)REGISTER
family life > tweens > tween classes
Sat, Oct 25
fall
7pm 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, Oct 26
fall
10am once
Engage Community Brunch
The October Community Brunch will feature Shana Bloom and Rabbi Brian Fink, Director of Engage. Shana currently works as the Jewish Service Learning Program Manager of the Live with Purpose Initiative at The UJA-Federation of New York. In that capacity, Shana works with Jewish organizations to help build creative, thoughtful, passionate Jewish communities engaged with, and dedicated to, serving others. Through her career as a social worker, Shana has worked in settings committed to assisting vulnerable populations. She has developed a deep understanding of issues facing populations in need, and is committed to infusing these aspects of her training into her work in the Jewish community. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Sun, Oct 26
fall
11am once
NEW! Sunday Supper 2-6 Years
As the weekend winds down, gather with other families to celebrate the pleasures of cooking, eating, and community. Parents and kids mix, stir, and pour while creating a healthy and delicious meal from start to finish. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Sun, Oct 26
fall
4:30pm once
NEW! Sunday Supper 2-6 Years
As the weekend winds down, gather with other families to celebrate the pleasures of cooking, eating, and community. Parents and kids mix, stir, and pour while creating a healthy and delicious meal from start to finish. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Sun, Oct 26
fall
4:30pm once
JSport: Soccer Coed Sports League for 20’s & 30’s
JSport Dodge Ball - Female Registration (more)REGISTER
adults > 20´s & 30´s > jsport
Sun, Oct 26 - Dec 21
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7:30pm weekly
JSport: Soccer Coed Sports League for 20’s & 30’s
JSport Dodge Ball (Male Registration) (more)REGISTER
adults > 20´s & 30´s > jsport
Sun, Oct 26 - Dec 21
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7:30pm weekly
This Chair Rocks: Don't Let Ageism Warp Our View of Long Life!
Ashton Applewhite, Writer, Speaker & Activist Instead of worrying about getting old, wake up and recognize the ageist messages that make us think that two-thirds of our lives are downhill. Cheer up, and push back. This is a conversation for those who work with older people or simply hope to become one! Co-sponsored by Connect to Care. (more)REGISTER
adults > support > connect to care
Mon, Oct 27
fall
6:30pm once
Vegetarian Fall Harvest Feast
Show off how fabulous vegetarian cuisine can be with these seasonal dishes. Learn how to prepare anasazi bean soup with dried cherries; baked acorn squash stuffed with wild rice pilaf; mixed green salad with carrot ginger dressing; and Brussels sprouts and kale with chestnuts and cranberry lemon tart. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Oct 27
fall
7pm18 - 0once
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
fall
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
Japanese Favorites
The traditional Japanese diet is one of the healthiest in the world. Elegant yet humble, simple and satisfying. Delve into the rich heritage of this cuisine as you learn how to create these authentic favorites perfect for lunch, brunch, or dinner party. Make miso glazed cod; ginger turkey pot stickers; assorted sushi rolls; tempura fried vegetables; soba noodle salad; marinated grilled salmon; and udon noodle soup. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Oct 29
fall
10am18 - 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
fall
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
fall
6:30pm18 - 0once
An Introduction to Conscious Awareness in English
Acquire learning tools that allow a shift in perspective and an expansion of thought. Learn to look inward and discover an ongoing process of personal growth. Yemima's teachings are popular in Israel and around the world. This class is usually taught in Hebrew so take advantage of this special chance to learn about these teachings in English.With Smadar Taub. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality > nourishing the soul
Wed, Oct 29 - Nov 12
fall
7pm weekly
Wise Aging Workshop
Discover new resources and support to live your later years with spirit, resilience, and wisdom. Participants will explore this stage of life in a peer group led by trained facilitators, based on a curriculum developed by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. Topics include: becoming one’s authentic self; a life review; relationship to our bodies; revitalizing and nourishing healthy relationships; learning to live with loss, change, and death; creating relevant rituals; cultivating wisdom; and leaving a legacy. Participants are guided to do the reflective work that enables them to come to new understandings about their lives, their selves, and their values. Interview required before registration. Call 646-505-4398. Co-sponsored with the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Wed, Oct 29 - Dec 3
fall
7pm weekly
Shulamit
An Original Musical Drama
WORLD PREMIERE! Libretto and Music by Dina Pruzhansky Directed by Igor Konyukhov A fable on love, passion, truth, and courage based on the Song of Songs. This original musical drama is accompanied by a live orchestra and performed in Hebrew with English supertitles. This production was conceived by Dina Pruzhansky, a COJECO BluePrint Fellow and composer who was born in Russia. Pruzhansky’s original score will be complemented by sets, costumes, and a live orchestra composed of other BluePrint Fellow alumni. Opening night hosted by Robert Sherman, award-winning WQXR broadcaster and writer. Ages 13 and up. Parental supervision advised. Generation R programs are generously supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group. This artists is a recipient of a COJECO BluePrint Fellowship Grant, funded by the UJA-Federation of New York and Genesis Philanthropy Group. (more)REGISTER
adults > generation r > programs & events for adults
Thu, Oct 30
fall
7pm once
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. Please carefully note the dates for this class. 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 16
fall
7pm18 - 0custom
Easy One Pot Meals for 20s + 30s
Get cozy this fall with these tasty, no-fuss dishes. One pot is all you need to make quick, delicious, and healthy meals! Chicken-scallion rice bowl; butternut squash ramen bowl with tofu and fresh pea shoots; smoky tomato lentil soup with spinach and olives; Mexican quinoa salad with creamy avocado dressing; and Moroccan spiced oranges. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Oct 30
fall
7pm20 - 39once
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
fall
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
Shulamit
An Original Musical Drama
WORLD PREMIERE! Libretto and Music by Dina Pruzhansky Directed by Igor Konyukhov A fable on love, passion, truth, and courage based on the Song of Songs. This original musical drama is accompanied by a live orchestra and performed in Hebrew with English supertitles. This production was conceived by Dina Pruzhansky, a COJECO BluePrint Fellow and composer who was born in Russia. Pruzhansky’s original score will be complemented by sets, costumes, and a live orchestra composed of other BluePrint Fellow alumni. Opening night hosted by Robert Sherman, award-winning WQXR broadcaster and writer. Ages 13 and up. Parental supervision advised. Generation R programs are generously supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group. This artists is a recipient of a COJECO BluePrint Fellowship Grant, funded by the UJA-Federation of New York and Genesis Philanthropy Group. (more)REGISTER
adults > generation r > programs & events for adults
Sat, Nov 1
fall
8pm 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
fall
9am once
Citymeals-on-Wheels Volunteering
Join together with other Engage volunteers to hand-deliver nutritious meals to homebound elderly through Citymeals-on-Wheels. Recipients look forward to these essential meals, and the personal visits that come with them help brighten their day. We will meet as a group at the designated location, receive a brief orientation, and break up into groups to deliver meals in the surrounding neighborhood. Location: WEME Nutritional Program 263 W 86th St. @ West End Ave. Ground floor of St. Paul / St. Andrew Methodist Church For more information, contact Brian at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Sun, Nov 2 - Nov 2
fall
9:30am monthly
The Food, Mood + Brain Connection
The brain is an organ just like any other in the body that requires proper nutrients to perform at its best. Research has shown that specific foods affect our mood and feed the brain, preventing disease and sharpening our mental acuity. Learn about the most essential brain–boosting foods to include in your everyday cooking. Maple teriyaki salmon with "un-fried rice"; aduki bean and butternut squash stew; kale and mushroom frittata; sardine, farro, and spinach gratin; brain–boosting smoothie; and chocolate avocado pudding. Part of the Gural Mind Matters Series (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > highlighted series > mind matters
Sun, Nov 2
fall
2pm18 - 0once
Documentary Film World Premiere: Quiet in Odessa (2014) Dir. Dmitry Khavin
Generation R at JCC Manhattan presents the world premiere of: Quiet in Odessa - a new documentary film by Dmitriy Khavin (2014), 43 min. Russian, Ukrainian and Yiddish with English subtitles. In the aftermath of the Ukraine's Euromaydan revolution and violent clashes between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian supporters, Jewish residents of Odessa tell stories of their newly found patriotism and share their thoughts on how recent events have affected the community and the city. Through a series of interviews with members of the Jewish community the film delves into the history of Jews in Odessa, assimilation, immigration and the issues of identity. Trailer: https://vimeo.com/106764641 The screening will be followed by Q&A with one of the film's subjects, a member of the Odessa Self-Defense Unit visiting from Odessa, and the film's director. Generation R programs are generously supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group. (more)REGISTER
adults > generation r > programs & events for adults
Sun, Nov 2
fall
7pm once
Wise Aging Workshop
Discover new resources and support to live your later years with spirit, resilience, and wisdom. Participants will explore this stage of life in a peer group led by trained facilitators, based on a curriculum developed by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. Topics include: becoming one’s authentic self; a life review; relationship to our bodies; revitalizing and nourishing healthy relationships; learning to live with loss, change, and death; creating relevant rituals; cultivating wisdom; and leaving a legacy. Participants are guided to do the reflective work that enables them to come to new understandings about their lives, their selves, and their values. Interview required before registration. Call 646-505-4398. Co-sponsored with the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Mon, Nov 3 - Dec 8
fall
3:30pm 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, Nov 3
fall
6pm once
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 creamy walnut porridge; rolled dumpling with sweet potato filling; squash noodle soup with handmade green tea noodles; pan-fried tofu and spicy chive sauce; and sweet rice cake balls with pecan and sesame filling. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Nov 3
fall
7pm18 - 0once
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
fall
11am60 - 0weekly
Balance and Bones™
Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Nov 4 - Jan 6
fall
11:30am60 - 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
fall
1pm60 - 0weekly
City Harvest Volunteer Orientation
Join other Engage volunteers at City Harvest to learn about the mission of their agency and possible volunteer opportunities. Engage sponsored opportunities may include: Volunteering at food re-packing events Sorting between kosher and non-kosher canned food after a food drive Food rescue after large-scale food events Volunteering at City Harvest's mobile market in Washington Heights Becoming a nutrition education volunteer Providing office assistance The orientation will take place at City Harvest, 6 E. 32nd St, New York, NY 10016. Pre-registration required. Please note that there is a two-step registration process. After you register on the JCC website, you will be provided with the website link to also register directly with City Harvest. If you have any questions, please contact Rabbi Brian Fink, Engage Director at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Tue, Nov 4
fall
6pm once
"The Magical Mutual", a Parenting Workshop with Dima Zicer (St. Petersburg, Russia)
One Night Only! Renowned pedagogue and educator Dima Zicer will lead an exclusive seminar on child/parent relationships called “The Magical Mutual.” During this seminar, Zicer will examine the question of "What is 'Mutual'?" Is it "Understanding"? Assistance? Support? Influence? Simply put, mutuality is everything. Together with attendees, Zicer will investigate ways to communicate with children that parents will enjoy and at the same time that will help them create an atmosphere of success at home. The seminar will incorporate games, discussions, exchanges, roll-playing and more. Dima Zicer is the founder and director of INO (Institute of Informal Education), as well as the author and facilitator of pedagogical programs in Israel, Russia and the United States. An outspoken advocate and popularizer of the Humanistic approach to education and creator of several methodologies and publications in the field of pedagogy and informal education that include, "Practical Pedagogy: 'The ABC's' of Informal Education”, “Private Preschool; How to Start and How to Succeed” and others, Zicer is a Doctor of Education and the Founder of "Shkola Apelsin", a preschool program in St. Petersburg, Russia. The titles of his most famous articles speak for themselves and best represent the range of topics discussed in his programs: "Manipulation and Instruments", "What we Can and Cannot Do" "All People are Different and What We Fear", "Comparison - Mother of Violence", "Freedom for Parents! (On Education)," "September 1st as the Day of a Funeral”. Supported by the Edith and Carl Marks JCH of Bensonhurst. More information for those who are not yet familiar with Dima Zicer: Dima Zicer’s aticles or Letidor.ru Video lecture: “Dima Zicer on modern pedagogue LiveJourdal Dima Zicer INO Institute of Informal Education website (more)REGISTER
adults > generation r > programs & events for adults
Tue, Nov 4
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, Nov 4
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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 jalapeño 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
A Taste of Thailand
Explore Thai cooking's unique ingredients and simple techniques to create an explosion of flavor in every dish. Tantalize your taste buds and impress your friends and family when you serve soft Asian summer rolls with vinegar dipping sauce; Thai beef salad; chicken satay with peanut sauce; vegetarian pad Thai; massaman beef curry with peanuts; and sticky coconut rice with mango. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Nov 5
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7pm18 - 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
Artful Aging: Re-Enchantment Through Art/Play (for 60+)
Creativity, community, and novelty have all been associated with aging well. In this class, we will cultivate these qualities through art-making, a life-and soul-enhancing endeavor. Each class will include play and experimentation, demos and instruction, and discussion. We will have the opportunity to explore and experiment with a variety of techniques (e.g., painting, monoprinting, collaging) and materials. If you are seeking new experiences that can support you in aging artfully and want a comfortable, safe space to develop your creative self, this workshop is for you. No previous art experience is necessary. Some supplies included; a materials fee payable to the instructor will be determined and emailed out prior to the first class. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Thu, Nov 6 - Dec 18
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9:30am50 - 0weekly
NEW! Zumba Gold for Seniors
The easy-to-follow program that lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It's an invigorating, community-oriented dance-fitness class that feels fresh, and most of all, exhilarating! Zumba Gold® classes provide modified, low-impact moves for active older adults. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Thu, Nov 6 - Dec 18
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12:30pm weekly
Reiki and Self Care: A Monthly Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you are a student or a reiki practitioner. You need to arrive and be ready to start at 6:15 for orientation and plan to stay until 9pm. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Nov 6
fall
6:15pm once
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
Reiki and Self Care: A Monthly Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you would like a 7pm appointment. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Nov 6
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7pm once
Delicious Dishes from Great New York Restaurants
Create signature restaurant dishes right in your own home. Prepare a mouthwatering tomato tatin from La Goulue; Telepan's savory vegetable bread soup; Craft's zesty beet salad with beet vinaigrette; NOBU's famous black cod with miso; Bouley's fingerling potato puree; the Red Cat's sautéed zucchini with toasted almonds and pecorino; and WD50's cherry clafouti. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Nov 6
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7pm18 - 0once
Reiki and Self Care: A Monthly Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you would like a 7:30pm appointment. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Nov 6
fall
7:30pm 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 7
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10am once
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, Nov 7 - Dec 19
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11am50 - 0weekly
New Generations Dinner
Join the New Israel Fund’s New Generations and other young leadership groups for a Shabbat dinner and intimate conversation with guest filmmakers, sharing their visions of the future of Israel. Co-presented by New Israel Fund and JCC 20’s & 30’s. Advanced registration required. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > film > other israel film festival
Fri, Nov 7
fall
7pm 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
Boomers Sunday Brunch Series
Topic and speaker to be announced. (more)REGISTER
adults > 40´s & 50´s
Sun, Nov 9
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11am45 - 69once
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
NEW! Sunday Supper 2-6 Years
As the weekend winds down, gather with other families to celebrate the pleasures of cooking, eating, and community. Parents and kids mix, stir, and pour while creating a healthy and delicious meal from start to finish. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Sun, Nov 9
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4:30pm once
NEW! Sunday Supper 2-6 Years
As the weekend winds down, gather with other families to celebrate the pleasures of cooking, eating, and community. Parents and kids mix, stir, and pour while creating a healthy and delicious meal from start to finish. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Sun, Nov 9
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4:30pm once
Creative Vegetarian Holiday Cooking
Whether you serve them as a main course or a side, cook up dishes that take center stage on your holiday table. Prepare roasted Brussels sprout salad with pomegranate vinaigrette; bulgar stuffing with golden raisins; leek and cheese pie with cucumber-mint yogurt sauce; layered sweet potato casserole with tamarind and prunes; dried fruit salad with apricots, oranges, and pistachios; and orange-olive oil cake. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Nov 10
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7pm18 - 0once
Visualizing Your Life Using Ancient Jewish Techniques
With James Jacobson-Maisels Ancient techniques of visualization in Judaism can help practitioners understand more deeply who we are and who we can become by opening our hearts, minds, and souls to our true divine nature. Together we will explore the role of visualization in Judaism, and through texts and practices see how this can be a valuable technique in our spiritual and psychological lives. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Tue, Nov 11
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7:30pm18 - 0once
Jewish Chant: Unlocking the Secrets of the Soul
Eva Sax-Bolder and Rabbi Shoshana Mitrani-Knapp Join these extraordinary students of Shefa Gold for two uplifting evenings of Jewish chant. Use your voice in call and response—an age-old spiritual practice—to open your hearts through prayer and song. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality > jewish spiritual practice
Tue, Nov 11
fall
7:30pm once
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
Decadent Chocolate Desserts
Learn to make luscious chocolate desserts, from elegant chocolate soufflés that can be prepped ahead, frozen, and cooked later, to delicate yolk-free Italian chocolate mousse with hints of cherry, dark chocolate brownies, and handmade chocolate truffles. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Nov 12
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7pm18 - 0once
Balance and Bones™
Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Thu, Nov 13 - Jan 8
fall
10:30am 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
Thu, Nov 13 - Dec 11
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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
Thu, Nov 13 - Dec 11
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12pm50 - 0weekly
Finding Love and Peace Inside: A Psycho–spiritual Approach
Most of us long for more love or peace in our relationships and our world, yet in our striving we often fail to realize the assertion of most spiritual traditions–that our very nature is love. Drawing from Judaic, Buddhist, Somatic and psychodynamic perspectives, Stacey Klein, LCSW, will guide us through exercises that take us out of our heads, awaken us to our loving, divine nature, and illuminate directions for healing our bodies, minds, and spirits. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Nov 13
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7pm18 - 0once
Easy + Elegant Entertaining for 20s + 30s
Shake a festive cocktail and prepare a selection of delicious hors d'oeuvres. Your party menu consists of sparkling pomegranate punch; duo of bruschetta butternut squash and ricotta crostini; wild mushroom sriracha-spiced deviled eggs; three-cheese mini macs; smoked trout and pickled onion toasts; honey-peppered pecans; guacamole with roasted poblanos; and caramelized onion and apple tart. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Nov 13
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7pm20 - 39once
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
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, Nov 13
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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
Family Concert with Lyagushki -- Andrew Tuzhilin & Friends
Family Concert with LYAGUSHKI! FOR RUSSIAN SPEAKING FAMILIES After a spectacular debut at our Hop 'N' Brunch, Russian children's band, Lyagushki, returns to Generation R with an energizing, interactive concert for young families! Children will sing and sway to delightful covers of favorite songs and enjoy never-before-released originals!* *The band's newest album will be available for purchase. To purchase tickets by phone, please call the Box Office at 646.505.5708. Andrew Tuzhilin is a COJECO BluePrint Fellow and the founder of Lyagushki. This concert is part of the COJECO BluePrint Fellowship, funded by the UJA-Federation of New York and Genesis Philanthropy Group. Generation R programs are generously supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group. (more)REGISTER
family life > russian-language programs
Sun, Nov 16
fall
10:30am once
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 16
fall
5:30pm18 - 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, Nov 17 - Dec 15
fall
11am weekly
Squash Five Ways
There's no better time to serve up the harvest and celebrate the goodness of fresh seasonal squash. You'll roast, mash, and puree your way to squash bliss as you create curried spaghetti squash and sunflower seed crostini; sweet cinnamon butternut squash soup; roasted acorn squash and pecorino pasta; roasted delicata squash salad with ricotta; and sweet kabocha squash and sweet potato tarts. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Nov 17
fall
7pm18 - 0once
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
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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
LGBTQ Surrogacy Seminar
Join us for an in-depth discussion on the medical, legal and financial aspects of surrogacy. Our presenters, Melissa Brisman, Esq. and Gad Lavy, M.D., will review matching with a gestational carrier, selecting an egg donor, IVF, legal issues, and finances. Come hear real life stories from parents and surrogates. (more)REGISTER
adults > lgbtq > special events
Tue, Nov 18
fall
7:30pm once
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
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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
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3pm60 - 0weekly
Generation R Documentary Film Night: BluePrint Fellow Premieres
Filmmakers Ilya Blokh and Paul Sklyar explore different niches in the Soviet-American Jewish immigrant experience. In his film the "Banana Chronicles" Paul documents the childhood memories of leaving the FSU and arriving in America, shedding light on the universal psychology of child immigrants. In "Songs of Our Grandmothers" Ilya focuses his film on the songs that define the lives and cultural experience of older Soviet-Jewish immigrants; the screening will be followed by a musical performance of many of the songs featured in Blokh's film. Attendees are invited to a special wine and cheese reception with the filmmakers following the program Ilya Blokh and Paul Sklyar are COJECO BluePrint Fellows. Their premieres are part of their COJECO BluePrint Fellowship, funded by the UJA-Federation of New York and Genesis Philanthropy Group. Generation R programs are generously supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group. (more)REGISTER
adults > generation r > programs & events for adults
Thu, Nov 20
fall
7pm once
Want to Learn about Meditation?
We've set aside time just for beginners so you'll be extra comfortable. Join members of the Makom faculty and learn the basics of meditation, understand what it means to develop a practice, and still have time for questions. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Thu, Nov 20
fall
7pm18 - 0once
Thanksgiving Favorites Made Easy
Simplify your holiday cooking by learning tricks for preparing traditional holiday recipes ahead of time. The menu includes turkey and gravy; cranberry and orange relish; classic mashed potatoes; apple stuffing; braised Brussels sprouts with hazelnuts; honey glazed carrots; and pecan pie—sure to please anyone who is coming to dinner. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Nov 20
fall
7pm18 - 0once
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
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
fall
10am once
The Triple Focus: A New Approach to Education
Daniel Goleman What if there was a way to teach our children skills that could help them experience better academic performance, enhance their personal development and improve their relationship skills? Join us for this very special evening with one of the founders of the social and emotional intelligence learning movement and world-renowned author of international bestsellers Emotional Intelligence and Focus, Dr. Daniel Goleman. He will discuss his new book The Triple Focus, which presents a new methodology for providing children with a complete inner tool kit that can be used in the classroom and in life, helping them successfully navigate our complex and challenging world. There will be a small reception and book signing following the talk.This evening is presented by The Garrison Institute. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > meditation masters
Sun, Nov 23
fall
7pm once
Sensational Thanksgiving Side Dishes for 20s + 30s
Fall brings a bounty of fabulous vegetables to be very thankful for. Create delicious autumn-inspired side dishes perfect for the holidays, with or without the turkey! Kale salad with pomegranate and maple pecans; za'taar roasted carrots; roasted Brussels sprouts with apples and pecans; lemon-rosemary quinoa pilaf; Italian butter beans with Meyer lemon and tarragon; broccoli rabe with artichokes and sundried tomatoes; orange thyme kasha with cranberries; and roasted winter squash with cornbread stuffing. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Nov 24
fall
7pm20 - 39once
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
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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
Contorni: Italian Vegetable Dishes
Contorni, or Italian side dishes, take advantage of simple ingredients to make beautiful dishes with matching aromas. Try stuffed Italian eggplants; grilled vegetable antipasto with basil pesto; fennel with shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano, lemon, and olive oil; herbed white bean purée with garlic toast; steamed string beans with bagna cauda (contains fish); and classic caponata. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Dec 1
fall
7pm18 - 0once
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
Mexican Fiesta
Baby, it's cold outside! Turn up the heat inside with these spiced-up delicious dishes. Create frutas guacamole; gazpacho shooters; jicama, radish, and pepita salad; Mexican quinoa with cilantro lime vinaigrette; grilled mahi mahi tacos with chipotle slaw; seared tofu with spicy black beans and mango salsa; elotes (Mexican street corn); and grapefruit margaritas. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Tue, Dec 2
fall
7pm18 - 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
Smart Games
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adults > 60+ > seniornet
Wed, Dec 3
fall
1pm once
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
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2:30pm60 - 0once
Cooking from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem
Be transported to the streets and markets of Jerusalem as we create roasted cauliflower and hazelnut salad with pomegranate seeds; spicy beet, leek, and walnut salad; beef and lamb meatballs with cumin, lemon, and fava beans; chicken with caramelized onion and cardamom rice; and clementine and almond syrup cake. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Dec 3
fall
7pm18 - 0once
Reiki and Self Care: A Monthly Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you are a reiki student or practitioner. Make sure you arrive in time to start orientation at 6:15 and plan to stay until 9pm. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Dec 4
fall
6:15pm once
Reiki and Self Care: A Monthly Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you would like a 7pm appointment. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Dec 4
fall
7pm once
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
Reiki and Self Care: A Monthly Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you would like a 7:30pm appointment. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Dec 4
fall
7:30pm 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
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, Dec 7
fall
9am 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
fall
11am once
Living the Life of Jewish Meditation with Rabbi Yoel Glick
At the heart of the meditative life is our daily practice—the key to transforming our consciousness and lifting us from the finite to the Infinite. Explore the five categories of meditation techniques: stilling the mind, visualization, concentration, mantra chanting, and contemplation, and the inner processes that they set into motion. Jerusalem-based Yoel Glick is the director of Daat Elyon, an online center for spiritual training. This workshop is in honor of his new book, Living the Life of Jewish Meditation: A Comprehensive Guide to Practice and Experience. Co-sponsored by the New Shul. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > meditation masters
Sun, Dec 7
fall
2pm once
NEW! Sunday Supper 2-6 Years
As the weekend winds down, gather with other families to celebrate the pleasures of cooking, eating, and community. Parents and kids mix, stir, and pour while creating a healthy and delicious meal from start to finish. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Sun, Dec 7
fall
4:30pm once
NEW! Sunday Supper 2-6 Years
As the weekend winds down, gather with other families to celebrate the pleasures of cooking, eating, and community. Parents and kids mix, stir, and pour while creating a healthy and delicious meal from start to finish. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Sun, Dec 7
fall
4:30pm 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
fall
6pm once
An Evening of Wisdom and Inspiration about Practice with Sylvia Boorstein and Sharon Salzberg
Sylvia Boorstein and Sharon Salzberg What was the best instruction you ever got from a teacher? How do you know your practice is working? What does 'is working' mean'? What does 'practice' mean? Sharon and Sylvia, longtime friends and colleagues, will 'interview' each other as the basis for an illuminating and spontaneous dialogue that addresses these questions (and others) out of their own experience. There will also be a short meditation session and time for audience questions. Co-sponsored by The Garrison Institute and mindful.org. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > meditation masters
Mon, Dec 8
fall
7pm once
Hearty Vegetarian Cooking
When cold winds bring a chill, let these hearty vegetarian creations warm you. Everyday meals will feature winter vegetable stew with coconut and cashews; chickpeas in tangy tamarind sauce; warm asparagus salad with arugula and walnut vinaigrette; butternut squash gratin with onions and sage; smoky black bean quesadillas; mushroom and green chili enchiladas; and grilled tofu with sesame soba salad. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Dec 8
fall
7pm18 - 0once
Winter Soup Suppers
These soups warm you up as they fill you up—have some crusty bread nearby to soak up every last drop. You"ll make lemongrass chicken soba noodle soup; cauliflower leek soup; butternut squash coconut soup; Southwest black bean soup; carrot ginger soup; quinoa split pea soup; and Arabian lentil and rice soup. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Tue, Dec 9
fall
7pm18 - 0once
Jewish Chant: Unlocking the Secrets of the Soul
Eva Sax-Bolder and Rabbi Shoshana Mitrani-Knapp Join these extraordinary students of Shefa Gold for two uplifting evenings of Jewish chant. Use your voice in call and response—an age-old spiritual practice—to open your hearts through prayer and song. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality > jewish spiritual practice
Tue, Dec 9
fall
7:30pm once
The Tuscan Table
A splendid and vast tradition in cookery has flourished for centuries in Tuscany. Embark on a special journey through simple and rustic trattoria fare. You'll create escarole salad with walnut red wine vinaigrette; slightly-mashed roasted sunchokes with goat cheese; homemade butternut squash and ricotta ravioli with sage brown butter; whole roasted branzino with lemon anchovy radicchio; classic tomato and garlic bruschetta; and homemade tiramisu. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Dec 10
fall
7pm18 - 0once
Gourmet Winter Dishes
Treat your winter appetite to a hearty meal that soothes the body and warms the heart as you create warm chickpea salad with winter purslane and nut oil dressing; crème of white beans and celeriac soup with chile oil; brown soda bread; tartiflette with cod (potato gratin with fish); gingered barley; homemade brousse cheese; mulled wine; and chocolate nutmeg cupcakes with glossy coffee frosting. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Dec 11
fall
7pm18 - 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, 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
Challah Baking
According to the Talmud, the mitzvah of baking challah for Shabbat was one of three commandments assigned to women. Today Jewish women—and men—are baking challah every week. Join us in this ancient Jewish tradition as we knead, braid, and bake our way through the spiritual side of challah baking. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Fri, Dec 12
fall
10am once
Citymeals-on-Wheels Volunteering
Join together with other Engage volunteers to hand-deliver nutritious meals to homebound elderly through Citymeals-on-Wheels. Recipients look forward to these essential meals, and the personal visits that come with them help brighten their day. We will meet as a group at the designated location, receive a brief orientation, and break up into groups to deliver meals in the surrounding neighborhood. Location: WEME Nutritional Program 263 W 86th St. @ West End Ave. Ground floor of St. Paul / St. Andrew Methodist Church For more information, contact Brian at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Sun, Dec 14
fall
9:30am once
A Partner in Holiness: Deepening Mindfulness, Practicing Compassion and Enriching our Lives
An Event in Honor of Rabbi Jonathan Slater's New Book, A Partner in Holiness: Deepening Mindfulness, Practicing Compassion and Enriching Our Lives through the Wisdom of R. Levi Yitzhak of Berdichev's Kedushat Levi Find inspiration for a satisfying life of spiritual practice through the combination of contemporary mindfulness meditation and classical Hasidic spirituality. Rabbi Jonathan P. Slater, mindfulness meditation instructor at the JCC since 2002 and Co-Director of Programs at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, has published two volumes of selections from the beloved Hasidic text Kedushat Levi, by R. Levi Yitzhak of Berdichev in translation with commentaries. Through these teachings he opens up the possibility of developing a life of spiritual practice which will wake us up to the wonders of the world, help us nurture a heart of compassion and sustain us in times of trouble. Through conversation with Rabbi Michael Strassfeld, of the Society for the Advancement of Judaism and former instructor in Makom, he will bring some of the key themes of R. Levi Yitzhak’s teachings, and share a practice with us to prepare for the coming holiday of Hanukkah. Co-sponsored by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. The event will be followed by a reception and book sales and signing. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality
Sun, Dec 14
fall
7pm once
Elegant Vegetarian Chanukah:
Pancakes, Latkes + Risotto Cakes
Look no further for unique and delicious holiday inspiration! Learn how to create festive vegetarian Chanukkah recipes, including lentil-scallion pancakes with cumin cream; root-vegetable latkes with cool coriander spiced yogurt; wild mushroom risotto cakes; crisp yucca pancakes; and spinach pancakes with cardamom. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Dec 15
fall
7pm18 - 0once
Eight Treats for Eight Lights for 20s + 30s
Enjoy exotic Chanukah delights from eight different regions. Make Russian apple latkes with brown sugar; Hungarian crêpes with cherry preserves; Indian sweet potato fritters with mango salsa; Israeli jam doughnuts; Syrian pancakes with nuts and rosewater syrup; North African beignets with orange blossom water; Mexican melted hot chocolate with cinnamon and vanilla; and Lebanese couscous with apricots and dates. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Tue, Dec 16
fall
7pm20 - 39once
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
Garlic Lovers Workshop
Discover the many health benefits of garlic as you create dishes with raw, sautéed, roasted, and fermented (black) garlic. Dishes include chicken with garlic sauce; white bean and winter squash stew with black garlic and cilantro; autumn salad with artichoke and roasted garlic dressing; and black garlic chocolate truffles. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Dec 17
fall
7pm18 - 0once
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
Latkes and Vodka:
Annual Generation R Chanukah Soiree
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with other Russian speakers in their 20s to 40s. Enjoy flowing vodka, gourmet latkes, and the company of friends. Live music and entertainment round out the evening’s fun. This program is generously sponsored by the Genesis Philanthropy Group. Generation R’s annual "Latkes and Vodka" is proudly sponsored by Zyr Premium Vodka. (more)REGISTER
adults > generation r > programs & events for adults
Thu, Dec 18
fall
7:30pm 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
Tween After Dark: Hands-on Cooking Party Grades 4-8
You and your friends are invited to the coolest cooking party in town. As you listen to your favorite tunes you'll create different party menus. Snacks and dishes include: make-your-own fruit kabobs; chocolate-covered strawberries; bagel chips with assorted dips; red pepper hummus in cucumber cups; gazpacho shooters; homemade mini pizzas and pizza roll ups; soft Asian summer rolls in sweet and savory dipping sauce; Asian salad wonton cups; Asian meatballs;, cheddar cheese balls; sparkling pomegranate punch; soft and crunchy tacos; guacamole with homemade tortilla chips; cream cheese wontons; deviled eggs; "fried" zucchini sticks; and garlic parmesan potato wedges. (more)REGISTER
family life > tweens > tween classes
Sat, Dec 20
fall
7pm once
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 21
fall
5:30pm18 - 0once
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
Chanukah: A Meditation on Light
Celebrate light on one of the darkest days of the year. Find the sparks of hope that are rekindled each time we light the menorah. Come together in community to learn and to meditate. Chanukah snacks will be served. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality > nourishing the soul
Tue, Dec 23
fall
7:15pm once
Tweens After Dark: Hands-on Cooking Party Grades 4-8
You're invited to the biggest cooking party in town. Create different party menus while listening to music and hanging out with friends. Snacks and dishes include: make-your-own fruit kabobs; chocolate-covered strawberries; bagel chips with assorted dips; red pepper hummus in cucumber cups; soft Asian summer rolls in sweet and savory dipping sauce; cheddar cheese balls; sparkling pomegranate punch; soft and crunchy tacos; guacamole with homemade tortilla chips; cream cheese wontons; deviled eggs; "fried" zucchini sticks; and garlic parmesan potato wedges. (more)REGISTER
family life > tweens > tween classes
Sat, Jan 31
winter
7pm once
Tweens After Dark: Hands-on Cooking Party Grades 4-8
You're invited to the biggest cooking party in town. Create different party menus while listening to music and hanging out with friends. Snacks and dishes include: make-your-own fruit kabobs; chocolate-covered strawberries; bagel chips with assorted dips; red pepper hummus in cucumber cups; soft Asian summer rolls in sweet and savory dipping sauce; cheddar cheese balls; sparkling pomegranate punch; soft and crunchy tacos; guacamole with homemade tortilla chips; cream cheese wontons; deviled eggs; "fried" zucchini sticks; and garlic parmesan potato wedges. (more)REGISTER
family life > tweens > tween classes
Sat, Jan 31 - Apr 25
winter
7pm custom
Tweens After Dark: Hands-on Cooking Party Grades 4-8
You're invited to the biggest cooking party in town. Create different party menus while listening to music and hanging out with friends. Snacks and dishes include: make-your-own fruit kabobs; chocolate-covered strawberries; bagel chips with assorted dips; red pepper hummus in cucumber cups; soft Asian summer rolls in sweet and savory dipping sauce; cheddar cheese balls; sparkling pomegranate punch; soft and crunchy tacos; guacamole with homemade tortilla chips; cream cheese wontons; deviled eggs; "fried" zucchini sticks; and garlic parmesan potato wedges. (more)REGISTER
family life > tweens > tween classes
Sat, Feb 28
winter
7pm once
Tweens After Dark: Hands-on Cooking Party Grades 4-8
You're invited to the biggest cooking party in town. Create different party menus while listening to music and hanging out with friends. Snacks and dishes include: make-your-own fruit kabobs; chocolate-covered strawberries; bagel chips with assorted dips; red pepper hummus in cucumber cups; soft Asian summer rolls in sweet and savory dipping sauce; cheddar cheese balls; sparkling pomegranate punch; soft and crunchy tacos; guacamole with homemade tortilla chips; cream cheese wontons; deviled eggs; "fried" zucchini sticks; and garlic parmesan potato wedges. (more)REGISTER
family life > tweens > tween classes
Sat, Mar 28
winter
7pm once
Tweens After Dark: Hands-on Cooking Party Grades 4-8
You're invited to the biggest cooking party in town. Create different party menus while listening to music and hanging out with friends. Snacks and dishes include: make-your-own fruit kabobs; chocolate-covered strawberries; bagel chips with assorted dips; red pepper hummus in cucumber cups; soft Asian summer rolls in sweet and savory dipping sauce; cheddar cheese balls; sparkling pomegranate punch; soft and crunchy tacos; guacamole with homemade tortilla chips; cream cheese wontons; deviled eggs; "fried" zucchini sticks; and garlic parmesan potato wedges. (more)REGISTER
family life > tweens > tween classes
Sat, Apr 25
winter
7pm once
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