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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
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
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
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
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
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, your fee will be pro-rated accordingly. (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
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
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
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 - Dec 1
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7pm60 - 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
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
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
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
Pilates for Buff Bones®
Created by Rebekah Rotstein Pilates for Buff Bones uses bone-strengthening techniques with posture and balance tricks. Named one of the top five classes in NYC by CBS and recommended by Dr. Christiane Northrup, it targets butt, hips, arms, and back, while giving the whole body a terrific workout. All levels welcome and safe for those with osteoporosis. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > mind and body > pilates
Tue, Oct 28 - Dec 2
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9:30am weekly
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 18
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7pm18 - 0weekly
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. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Mon, Nov 3 - Dec 8
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3:30pm weekly
The Comedy of Life
This four-part lecture series will use clips of classic comedy routines, movie and television parodies, poems, and cartoons to examine the humorous side of marriage, children, motherhood, and aging. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Tue, Nov 4 - Nov 25
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11am60 - 0weekly
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
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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
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1pm60 - 0weekly
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
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
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
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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
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
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11am 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, Nov 20 - Jan 15
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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
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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7pm weekly
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)LEARN MORE
social action > engage
Sun, Nov 23
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10am once
Thanksgiving Package Delivery
DOROT's programs bring food and friendship to the isolated elderly. Come together with our 20s + 30s Volunteer Corps to meet friends in a meaningful way by delivering food and visiting those who need it. Meet at Rodeph Sholom, 7 W. 83rd St. (more)REGISTER
adults > 20´s & 30´s > 20´s & 30´s volunteer corps
Sun, Nov 23
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11am once
Daniel Goleman at the JCC: Helping Kids Pay Attention, 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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7pm18 - 0once
Ma'agal: The Nehirim Women’s Group
Ma'agal supports Jewish women facing questions of sexuality, gender, and religion. The group is primarily oriented toward lesbians, but all women are invited to participate. Each meeting is facilitated and includes sharing and discussion. Most meetings will also feature a guest speaker. Confidentiality, support, and compassionate listening are central values. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Tue, Dec 2
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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
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11am60 - 0once
Smart Games
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adults > 60+ > seniornet
Wed, Dec 3
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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7:30pm once
Cook for Shabbat with Your Tot 2-3 Years
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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, Dec 7
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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)LEARN MORE
social action > engage
Mon, Dec 8
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6pm once
JCC Music Video Ride + Winter Cocktails
Come schvitz in one of our JCC Ride classes alongside other 20s + 30s while jamming along to music videos. Afterwards, enjoy winter cocktails like spiked cider and doughy treats, making this the perfect December happy hour. Ride: 6:30-7:15 pm Cocktails: 7:15-8:30 pm (more)REGISTER
adults > 20´s & 30´s
Mon, Dec 8
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6:30pm20 - 39once
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
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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
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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
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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 9
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7pm once
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
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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
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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
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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
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7:15pm once
JQYouth
A dynamic, fun, and thought-provoking social group for Jews from traditional backgrounds, ages 18–30. Come for discussion and a chance to meet new people. For more information contact jqyouth@yahoo.com. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Thu, Dec 11
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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
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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
9am 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
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 15
fall
7pm once
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)REGISTER
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
Gelty Conscience Casino
RJeneration and Generation R bring you a night of games, gelt, drinks, live jazz, latkes, and candles. Celebrate Chanukah in our 1920s NYC Speakeasy, mingle in the dark, dance to the sound of jazz, and try your luck at the dreidel tables. (more)REGISTER
adults > generation r > programs & events for adults
Thu, Dec 18
fall
7:30pm once
Annual 20s + 30s Chanukah Soiree
Light up the night on our favorite holiday with other young professionals at our annual party. Share delicious food and drinks with exceptional company. (more)REGISTER
adults > 20´s & 30´s
Thu, Dec 18
fall
7:30pm20 - 39once
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
Songs of Miracles and Light: A Chanukah Concert
Featuring Cantors George Mordecai, Ayelet Piatigorsky and Basya Schecter with Musical Direction by Dan Nadel Celebrate the festival of lights with a musical performance from three amazingly talented New York cantors featuring sounds from Ladino, Ashkenazi, and Moroccan Jewish traditions. Cantors Mordecai, Piatigorsky, and Schecter will interweave traditional holiday music with sacred music focusing on inner light and renewal. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > performing arts > music
Mon, Dec 22
fall
7:30pm18 - 0once
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
Foreign Affairs Discussion Group
Join this challenging, intellectually oriented, peer-led discussion group focusing on world affairs. Fee includes reading materials. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Fri, Jan 2 - Apr 24
winter
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Informal Discussion + Lunch Group
With Sy Trommer Subjects may cover everything and anything, including social issues, politics, life experiences and more. Bring your own lunch. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Fri, Jan 2 - Apr 24
winter
12:15pm60 - 0weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 5 - Jan 28
winter
11am weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 5 - Jan 28
winter
12pm weekly
Card + Game Room
Look forward to Mondays in the Card and Game Room. Play bridge, Scrabble, and canasta. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Mon, Jan 5 - Apr 27
winter
1pm60 - 0weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Jan 6 - Jan 29
winter
11am50 - 0weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Jan 6 - Jan 29
winter
12pm50 - 0weekly
Mah Jongg Club
For newly minted Mah Jongg aficionados as well as long time players. Come with a friend or on your own and enjoy the game and community in our popular Mah Jongg Club. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, Jan 6 - Feb 24
winter
1pm60 - 0weekly
Social + Political Issues
Engage in thought-provoking discussions about controversial issues. Identify and dissect social and political 'hot topics', and share your opinions with an intellectually stimulating group. Discussion groups are made possible by the generosity of anonymous donors. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Tue, Jan 6 - Apr 28
winter
7pm60 - 0weekly
Ma'agal: The Nehirim Women's Group
A support group for Jewish women facing questions of sexuality, gender, and religion. The group is oriented toward lesbians, but all women are welcome. Each meeting is facilitated, and includes sharing and discussion. Most meetings will also feature a guest speaker. Confidentiality, support, and compassionate listening are central values. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Tue, Jan 6
winter
7:30pm once
Social + Political Issues
Engage in thought-provoking discussions about controversial issues. Identify and dissect social and political 'hot topics', and share your opinions with an intellectually stimulating group. Discussion groups are made possible by the generosity of anonymous donors. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Wed, Jan 7 - Apr 29
winter
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Bridge Classes
Come with your favorite group, partner, or even alone. Peter Steinberg will find you a game, and provide advice as you play. Punch cards, good for one year, will be issued at first session, so missed sessions can be made up later. All levels welcome. Registration is ongoing. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Wed, Jan 7 - Apr 29
winter
2pm60 - 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, Jan 7 - Apr 29
winter
2pm60 - 0custom
If a Relative has Alzheimer's
Support Groups for Family Caregivers
Adapting to the deterioration of a family member's ability to remember, reason and relate becomes more bearable when shared with others experiencing the same loss. You must call 646.823.6324 to join the group. Sponsored by the NYC chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > support > dealing with illness
Wed, Jan 7 - Jun 17
winter
6:30pm custom
Bridge Classes
Come with your favorite group, partner, or even alone. Peter Steinberg will find you a game, and provide advice as you play. Punch cards, good for one year, will be issued at first session, so missed sessions can be made up later. All levels welcome. Registration is ongoing. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Jan 8 - Apr 30
winter
10am60 - 0weekly
NEW! Zumba® Gold for Seniors
Yvonne Puckett This easy-to-follow program 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, Jan 8 - Feb 26
winter
12:30pm weekly
Knitting Club
Shelli Kwiat A 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, and walk-ins are welcome. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Jan 8 - Apr 30
winter
4pm weekly
Reiki and Self Care: A Monthly Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you are a practitioner. Plan to be here ready to start at 6:15pm. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Jan 8
winter
6:15pm18 - 0once
Reiki and Self Care: A Monthly Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you would like a 7pm apppointment. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Jan 8
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Uncovering the Brilliant Light of the Soul
The Jewish Ethical Practice of Mussar 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 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, Jan 8 - May 14
winter
7:15pm custom
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, Jan 8
winter
7:30pm18 - 0once
JQYouth
A dynamic, fun, and thought-provoking social group for Jews from traditional backgrounds, ages 18–30. Come for discussion and a chance to meet new people. For more information visit www.jqyouth.org. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Thu, Jan 8
winter
8:30pm once
Exercise With Ease
Linda Rose Iennaco 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, Jan 9 - Mar 6
winter
11am50 - 0weekly
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. Questions? Please contact group moderator Judy Sennesh through PFLAG NYC at info@pflagnyc.org. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Sun, Jan 11
winter
10am once
Boomers Sunday Brunch Series
Join us for a series that focuses on the issues facing Baby Boomers today. Meet some friends and learn something new. Topics may include health and wellness, relationships, and retirement planning, among others. Topics and speakers will be announced. (more)REGISTER
adults > 40´s & 50´s
Sun, Jan 11
winter
11am45 - 69once
Revitalizing Winter Cleanse
Chef Jessica Li Phillips Do you feel sluggish and out of sync from too much...everything? Learn practices for self-care, slowing down, and mindful movement while exploring foods that are both grounding and energizing. Create chia seed breakfast porridge; green vegan smoothie; winter kitchari; mung bean soup; quinoa and swiss chard stuffed kabocha squash with steamed tofu and detox tea. A Meatless Mondays offering. Part of the Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Jan 12
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Conscious Awareness:
The Teachings of Yemima Avital
Smadar Taub 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, Jan 13 - Feb 24
winter
9:30am weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those Living with Cancer
Michele Rose, LMT 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. Free for individuals being treated for breast cancer in the Mount Sinai Health System (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Tue, Jan 13 - Mar 31
winter
10am18 - 0weekly
A Dreamwork Group for Women
Smadar Taub, LMHC, MA 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, Jan 13 - Feb 10
winter
11:30am18 - 0weekly
Balance and Bones™
Linda Rose Iennaco Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Jan 13 - Mar 10
winter
11:30am60 - 0weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those Living with Cancer
Whitney Chapman + Caroline Kohles Calm 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, Jan 13 - Jun 9
winter
3:45pm18 - 0weekly
Easy Recipes for Good Health
Jackie Topol, MS, RD Cook up an impressive start to 2015 with delicious recipes that promote good health all year long. Create breakfast quinoa pancakes; arugula salad with Asian pear, pomegranate, and balsamic vinaigrette; curried carrot soup; halibut with roasted mushrooms and umami sauce; lettuce wraps with hoisin mustard tofu; maple-rosemary roasted root vegetables; coconut mango chia seed pudding; and cucumber-kumquat sparkling spa water. Part of the Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Tue, Jan 13
winter
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 each month for an uplifting evening 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, Jan 13
winter
7:30pm once
Jewish Chant: Unlocking the Secrets of the Soul
Eva Sax-Bolder and Rabbi Shoshana Mitrani-Knapp Join these extraordinary students of Shefa Gold each month for an uplifting evening 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, Jan 13 - Jun 9
winter
7:30pm custom
Free Exercise Programs for those Living with Cancer
Martha Eddy + Catherine Gross Gentle dance–exercise for women living with cancer. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Wed, Jan 14 - Jun 10
winter
12pm18 - 0weekly
Fabulous Fish Dishes
Chef Shaya Klechevsky Discover a new winter menu of enticing seafood dishes. You'll make whole roasted red snapper and vegetables with red pepper coulis; miso marinated cod with coconut curry sauce; fennel crusted black bass with blood orange sauce; lemon cardamom halibut; and salmon purses in puffed pastry served with a mushroom sauce. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Jan 14
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Free Exercise Programs for those Living with Cancer
Teri Dupuy (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Thu, Jan 15 - Jun 11
winter
9:30am18 - 0weekly
Balance and Bones™
Linda Rose Iennaco Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Thu, Jan 15 - Mar 12
winter
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those Living with Cancer
Roberta Schine, Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor This program is co–sponsored with Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center. Please email rlschine@aol.com for info. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Thu, Jan 15 - Jun 11
winter
3pm18 - 0weekly
Divorce Support Group
Juliana Nieman This is a 7-week group that will discuss steps in mourning, rebuilding self-esteem, handling stress and depression, moving away from disappointment, dealing with family members, and dating again. Co-sponsored with the congregations on the Upper West Side. (more)REGISTER
adults > support > recently separated or divorced
Thu, Jan 15 - Feb 26
winter
6:30pm weekly
Free Exercise Programs for those Living with Cancer
Roberta Schine, CKYI (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > cancer fitness
Thu, Jan 15 - Jun 11
winter
6:45pm18 - 0weekly
Healthy in a Hurry: Weeknight Dinners
Chef Emily Klein These quick, simple, and healthful recipes never cut corners when it comes to great taste. Create smoky white bean and sage soup; homemade turkey sausage and sautéed peppers; savory mushroom Bolognese over grilled zucchini wedges; baked salmon croquettes with easy faux cream sauce; velvety dairy-free whole grain macaroni and cheese; and cherry chocolate chip slice-n-bake cookies. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Jan 15
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Life Transitions with Joy and Purpose
Contemplative Practices for the Inner Work to Get to the Outer Work Sheila Lewis 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, Jan 15
winter
7:15pm once
JCC Drum Circle
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, Jan 15
winter
8pm once
Challah Baking for Shabbat
Chef Joan Richter According to the Talmud, the mitzvah of challah baking 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, Jan 16
winter
10am once
MBSR Graduate Refresher Evenings
Becoming more ‘stress-hardy’ can lead to better life-long health. The MBSR program, developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical center by Jon Kabat-Zinn, integrates mindfulness meditation (moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness) with a profound level of inquiry into its relevance to daily life. MBSR can bring changes in physical and psychological symptoms, greater energy, improved self-esteem, and increased ability to cope with pain and stress. This course includes instruction in mindfulness meditation, gentle stretching and yoga, group dialogue and inquiry, along with daily practice support materials. With Elaine Retholtz, MBSR teacher and acupuncturist in private practice. For more information call 646.505.5726. Co-sponsored by NY Insight Meditation Center. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Sun, Jan 18
winter
5:30pm18 - 0once
Monthly New Moon Group for Women
Zivar Amrami Join us on the Sunday nearest the light of the new moon for a monthly gathering for women on themes drawn from kabbalistic and astrological wisdoms. Come sit in this circle dedicated to honoring each participant's unique path. Through meditation, journaling, and open dialogue, we will support each other, explore edges, and step into vibrant femininity. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality > nourishing the soul
Sun, Jan 18
winter
7pm once
Water Exercise for Parkinson's
Zack Schares Increase flexibility and improve balance with gentle stretching and strengthening exercises in the JCC's warm water training pool. Swim cap required. For more info about the program, or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744, or email parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Langone Medical Center's Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan. This program is focused on improving quality of life through exercise, support, education, and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM WILL START ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014! (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Tue, Jan 20 - Apr 14
winter
9am weekly
Kookin' Kids
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, Jan 20 - Jun 2
winter
10am weekly
Nia: Movement, Music + Magic for Parkinson's
Caroline Kohles Laugh, move, dance, and sing to great music while simultaneously increasing your mobility and stability. For more info about the program, or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744, or email parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Langone Medical Center's Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan. This program is focused on improving quality of life through exercise, support, education, and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM WILL START ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014! (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Tue, Jan 20 - Apr 14
winter
2:45pm weekly
20s + 30s Gourmet Hot Chocolates Paired with Warm Winter Treats
Chef Emily Klein What's more comforting on a cold winter's day than a mug of hot chocolate and a treat? Prepare an assortment of gourmet drinking chocolates: rich cinnamon, white chocolate, sinful bittersweet, snickerdoodle, and caramello along with churros, savory chive and cheddar scones, apple cinnamon scones, sparkly sugar cookies, sweet and savory rugelach, and fruit turnovers. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Tue, Jan 20
winter
7pm20 - 39once
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, Jan 21 - Jun 3
winter
11:30am18 - 100weekly
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, Jan 21 - Jun 3
winter
12:30pm18 - 100weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Jan 21 - May 6
winter
1:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Jan 21 - May 6
winter
1:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Jan 21 - May 8
winter
1:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Jan 21 - May 8
winter
1:15pm weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Jan 21 - May 6
winter
2:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Wed, Jan 21 - May 6
winter
2:15pm50 - 0weekly
Alexander Technique for Parkinson's
Morgan Rysdon Improve posture and breathing. Learn to sit, stand, bend, and move more easily in everyday life. For more info about the program, or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744, or email parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Langone Medical Center's Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan. This program is focused on improving quality of life through exercise, support, education, and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM WILL START ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014! (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Wed, Jan 21 - Apr 15
winter
2:15pm weekly
Classic and Classy Chicken Techniques
Chef Jenny Matthau Learn to prepare delicious chicken dishes as you butterfly, sauté, bake, and fricassee your way through chicken, kale, and red pepper spirals with red pepper coulis; no-fry "fried" chicken; chicken and wild mushrooms in white wine sauce; chicken with artichokes and fennel; baked chicken thighs with raspberry-garlic sauce; and chicken grand-mere chez Jenny. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Jan 21
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Kookin' Kids
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, Jan 22 - Jun 4
winter
10am2 - 3weekly
Nia: Movement, Music + Magic for Parkinson's
Caroline Kohles Laugh, move, dance, and sing to great music while simultaneously increasing your mobility and stability. For more info about the program, or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744, or email parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Langone Medical Center's Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan. This program is focused on improving quality of life through exercise, support, education, and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM WILL START ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014! (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Thu, Jan 22 - Apr 16
winter
2:45pm weekly
Light + Luxurious Desserts
Chef Shaya Klechevsky Dessert needn't be a guilty indulgence—find out how easy it is to bake desserts that are light as well as flavorful. Bake treats such as new-fashioned chocolate pudding; lemon pudding cake; caramelized pineapple; golden carrot cake; and everyone's favorite, brownies. All made with real butter, sugar, eggs and chocolate, yet much lighter than traditional recipes. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Jan 22
winter
7pm18 - 0once
20s + 30s Winning Super Bowl Party Snacks
Chef Jackie Topol, MS, RD Your sure to score a touchdown on game day with these wholesome menu items. Southwestern layered bean dip, quinoa pizza bites, Portobello "fries" with horseradish dip, Greek salad pinwheels with tzatziki sauce, spinach artichoke dip, mini pita cups with hummus and Israeli salad, Guinness chocolate pudding shooters, mini-brownie fruit pies. A Meatless Monday Offering (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Jan 22
winter
7pm20 - 39once
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, Jan 23 - Jun 5
winter
11:30am18 - 100weekly
Yoga + MELT: Flexibility + Relaxation for Parkinson's
Whitney Chapman 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 info about the program, or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744, or email parkinsonswellness@jccmanhattan.org. The Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation partnership between NYU Langone Medical Center's Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Center and The JCC in Manhattan. This program is focused on improving quality of life through exercise, support, education, and creativity. For more information about the program visit www.jccmanhattan.org/parkinsons or to schedule an intake, call 646.505.5744. PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM WILL START ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014! (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > parkinsons > fitness programs
Fri, Jan 23 - Apr 24
winter
12:15pm weekly
NYU/JCC Care Partner Support Group
Virgen Luce, LCSW, ACSW 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, Jan 23 - Apr 17
winter
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, Jan 23 - Jun 5
winter
12:30pm weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, Jan 23 - May 8
winter
2:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, Jan 23 - May 8
winter
2:15pm60 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, Jan 23 - May 8
winter
3:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)LEARN MORE
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Fri, Jan 23 - May 8
winter
3:15pm50 - 0weekly
Day of Kabbalah: Kabbalah and Psychology
Did kabbalah influence Freud and Jung? Can mystical concepts help us understand human behavior? Take time for yourself and explore your own inner landscape through a mystical lens as we investigate the fascinating intersection of kabbalah and psychology. Renowned teachers join us for a day that combines academic excellence, text study and transformational experience. Check back here for a growing list of teachers and workshops. Registration and breakfast at 9:30 am; kosher lunch available for purchase. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality
Sun, Jan 25
winter
10am once
Kookin' Kids
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, Jan 25 - May 31
winter
10am weekly
Joint Movement for Seniors
Katherine Brewster, RYT Learn how to ease mobility in every joint. First, relax the big muscles of the body and spinal muscles through easy-to-do postures. Then have fun following a simple series of movements to open the joints of your body, releasing tension and improving circulation. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 26
winter
9:45am50 - 0once
Kookin' Kids
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, Jan 26 - Jun 1
winter
10am2 - 3weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 26 - May 4
winter
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, Jan 26 - Jun 1
winter
12pm18 - 100weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 26 - May 4
winter
1:15pm50 - 0weekly
Fall Stop...Move Strong™
Celeste Carlucci, Fitness Expert Prevent falls, increase strength, and improve balance with this doctor-recommended program. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Jan 26 - May 4
winter
2:15pm50 - 0weekly
NYU/JCC Parkinson's Support Group
Amy C. Lemen, LCSW 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, Jan 26 - Apr 13
winter
2:15pm weekly
Introduction to 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
Mon, Jan 26
winter
7pm18 - 0once
PFLAG New York City Support Group Meeting
This group offers support groups for parents, families, and friends LGBTQ people, as well as LGBTQ people themselves. PFLAG offers a safe place to share experiences and connect in continuing process of learning, acceptance, and celebration. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Mon, Jan 26
winter
7pm once
Global Pan Sauces for Fish and Chicken
Chef John Scoff Spice up your dishes with this repertoire of ethnic sauces. Pan-roasted chicken with green masala sauce; chicken thighs braised in Thai green curry; chicken breast with apple and balsamic pan sauce; sautéed snapper with white wine reduction; sea bass with warm sherry vinaigrette; poached cod with Yemenite spices; and basmati rice and roasted pears in red wine. Featuring recipes from The Community Table. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Tue, Jan 27
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Elaine Retholtz
Are you dealing with chronic stress or managing a chronic illness? Based on the renowned program developed by Jon Kabat–Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, this course will provide you with instruction in mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, and group dialogue, as well as give you daily practice support materials to help deal with stress, chronic illness, or pain. Please note: There is a mandatory orientation session either Wednesday, Jan 21 at 7pm or Thursday, Jan 22 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, March 15 and open to both evening and morning sections. For more information call Susie at 646.505.5726. What is MBSR? MBSR uses meditation, mindful movement and inquiry as a way of training people to relate differently to stresses in their lives. Originally developed for people with chronic pain, it has expanded to benefit people dealing with the serious illness or simply the day to day pressures and anxieties of modern life. Research over the past 35 years indicates that a majority of people who complete the course report a greater ability to cope more effectively with short and long term stresssful situations; an increased ability to relax; lasting decreases in physical and psychological pain; and, most importantly, a greater energy and enthusiasm for life. Elaine Retholtz is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher, which is the recognition by the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) of in-depth understanding and skillful delivery of the MBSR curriculum. Elaine is on the Teacher's Council at NY Insight Meditation Center, where she is also a board member and a member of the diversity committee. She is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program. In addition to her teaching, Elaine works as an acupuncturist in private (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Wed, Jan 28 - Mar 25
winter
7pm weekly
The Immunity Boosting Kitchen
Chef Jenny Matthau This class will show you how to strengthen your immune system through scrumptious and nutritious whole foods cooking. Learn to prepare apple cinnamon almond muffins; pesto, kale, and caramelized onion frittata; herb-crusted salmon; double mushroom quinoa; North African red lentil soup; garlicky greens; sprouted French lentil arugula salad; and homemade sauerkraut. Part of the Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Jan 28
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Elaine Retholtz
Are you dealing with chronic stress or managing a chronic illness? Based on the renowned program developed by Jon Kabat–Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, this course will provide you with instruction in mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, and group dialogue, as well as give you daily practice support materials to help deal with stress, chronic illness, or pain. Please note: There is a mandatory orientation session either Wednesday, Jan 21 at 7pm or Thursday, Jan 22 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, March 15 and open to both evening and morning sections. For more information call Susie at 646.505.5726. What is MBSR? MBSR uses meditation, mindful movement and inquiry as a way of training people to relate differently to stresses in their lives. Originally developed for people with chronic pain, it has expanded to benefit people dealing with the serious illness or simply the day to day pressures and anxieties of modern life. Research over the past 35 years indicates that a majority of people who complete the course report a greater ability to cope more effectively with short and long term stresssful situations; an increased ability to relax; lasting decreases in physical and psychological pain; and, most importantly, a greater energy and enthusiasm for life. Elaine Retholtz is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher, which is the recognition by the Center for Mindfulness (CFM) of in-depth understanding and skillful delivery of the MBSR curriculum. Elaine is on the Teacher's Council at NY Insight Meditation Center, where she is also a board member and a member of the diversity committee. She is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program. In addition to her teaching, Elaine works as an acupuncturist in private (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Thu, Jan 29 - Mar 26
winter
9:30am weekly
Lovingkindness: Learning to Love What Is
Elaine Retholtz The human heart is naturally kind, joyful, and compassionate. When we don't experience this, it is because our hearts are overgrown with the weeds of fear and separation. We will learn how to cultivate and restore the fertile ground of our hearts through practices of lovingkindness, compassion, joy and equanimity, investigating what arises in the process. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Thu, Jan 29 - Feb 26
winter
7pm weekly
Korean Bulgogi Hot Pot
Chef Shin Kim Warm up a cold wintry night with a rich broth, add beef, vegetables, and noodles. Simmer then add rice to sop up all the savory flavors. Prepare bulgogi (thinly sliced beef in soy-shitake-pear marinade); kalguksu (Korean knife-cut noodle soup); yachae juk (colorful vegetable porridge); mu saengchae (tart and crunchy daikon radish salad); and gae gangjeong (sesame bars) with pistachio. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Jan 29
winter
7pm18 - 0once
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
NEW! Nia Wise Moves: Intelligent Fitness for Everybody
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, ckohles@jccmanhattan.org. Price includes a Nia Wise Moves Training Manual and Access to Online Training Videos. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > dance
Sun, Feb 1 - Apr 26
winter
1:30pm custom
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Feb 2 - Feb 25
winter
11am weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Feb 2 - Feb 25
winter
12pm weekly
Creative Vegetarian Cooking
Chef Kim Pistone Even the most committed carnivores won't be able to resist these inventive dishes. Enjoy making escarole; bean and barley soup; Mediterranean galette filled with oven roasted zucchini red onion, tomatoes and asparagus; baked sweet potato wedges served with ginger crème fraiche; insalata mista; corn bread; and baked phyllo filled with apples, honey and cinnamon. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Feb 2
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Feb 3 - Feb 26
winter
11am50 - 0weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Feb 3 - Feb 26
winter
12pm weekly
Introduction to Meditation for 20s + 30s
Seth Lieberman Join beloved yoga and meditation teacher Seth Lieberman for an introduction to meditation just for you. Find out why meditation is taught at Google and other high-powered companies and why it is discussed in the literature in fields such as education and psychology. Learn the basics and find a tool that you will help you build resilience through life's changes, create mental clarity, help manage your stress, and cultivate compassion for yourself and others. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Tue, Feb 3
winter
7pm once
Healthy Asian Cuisine
Chef John Scoff These recipes, with exotic flavors from China, Japan, and Thailand use unique blends of herbs and spices guaranteed to awaken all of your senses. Prepare beef in lettuce wraps; steamed striped bass in ginger and miso broth; Thai coconut pumpkin soup; vegetable spring rolls; Thai cabbage salad; soba noodles with grilled hen-of-the-woods mushrooms; and banana fritters with toasted coconut. Featuring recipes from The Community Table. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Tue, Feb 3
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Ma'agal: The Nehirim Women's Group
A support group for Jewish women facing questions of sexuality, gender, and religion. The group is oriented toward lesbians, but all women are welcome. Each meeting is facilitated, and includes sharing and discussion. Most meetings will also feature a guest speaker. Confidentiality, support, and compassionate listening are central values. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Tue, Feb 3
winter
7:30pm once
60+ Tu B'Shvat Seder
Join with others and celebrate nature in a tasting of a variety of Israeli fruits. Come together as a community and enjoy. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Wed, Feb 4
winter
2pm60 - 0once
Tour the Center for Jewish History
Explore the richness of Jewish heritage and culture. Our private tour will begin with a short orientation film followed by a tour of the entire building. We'll meet the docents of the document preservation lab, the genealogy institute, the library, and view several current exhibitions. Join us for this fascinating and informative visit. Meet at The Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Thu, Feb 5
winter
10:15am60 - 0once
Women's Group
With Hannah Kates, MA Meet with other women to discuss issues of family, growing older, and other subjects of interest. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Thu, Feb 5 - Apr 16
winter
11am weekly
Life's Transitions: Let's Talk!
Anita Leifer 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)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Thu, Feb 5 - Apr 16
winter
12:30pm60 - 0weekly
Reiki and Self Care: A Monthly Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you are a practitioner. Plan to be here ready to start at 6:15pm. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Feb 5
winter
6:15pm once
Reiki and Self Care: A Monthly Reiki Clinic
Please register here if you would like a 7pm apppointment. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Thu, Feb 5
winter
7pm once
One-Pot Winter Wonders
Chef Emily Klein These warming winter recipes are a snap to prepare, healthful, and delicious. They're also ideal for freezing, so the perfect meal will always be right at your fingertips. Create oven-roasted ratatouille; Provençal codfish stew; white bean and turkey chili; hearty beef stew; chicken soup with dumplings; and tortilla soup. Featuring recipes from The Community Table. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Feb 5
winter
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, Feb 5
winter
7:30pm once
50+ Drawing and Painting Class: All Levels
Gene Wisniewski 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 by instructor. Drawing supplies provided by JCC. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Fri, Feb 6 - Apr 24
winter
1:30pm50 - 0weekly
AARP Smart Driving Class
Sandra Robbins Review rules of the road, special challenges for older drivers and strategies for safe driving for all ages. Upon completion of the class, insurance companies will give a 10% percent discount to qualified drivers and the Department of Motor Vehicles will offer point reduction. Co-sponsored with AARP. Seats are limited and pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Sun, Feb 8
winter
10am once
Chess
With Renee Yarzig Keep your mind at its sharpest and exercise those brain cells 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, Feb 8 - Mar 29
winter
11:30am60 - 0weekly
Drama Group
Scott Klavan Join this enthusiastic drama group! Through prepared scenes and monologues, improvisations and theater games, and original writing, enhance creative skills, improve memory and concentration, boost self-confidence, and create a positive group experience. No prior theatrical experience required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, Feb 9 - Apr 13
winter
10:30am60 - 0weekly
Warming Vegetarian Comfort Food
Chef Jenny Matthau Eating vegetarian doesn't mean sacrificing those delicious winter comfort food cravings. Learn to create these hearty, vegetarian winter recipes for you and your entire family to enjoy. Prepare rainbow vegetable salad with tahini dressing; mushroom barley soup; lentil paté with homemade caraway crackers; winter vegetable tart; and chocolate pudding with ricotta cream. A Meatless Mondays offering. Featuring recipes from The Community Table. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Feb 9
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Support Group for 80+
Discuss issues in common with your peers: How can we make it easy for our children to help us? What family or social resources do we need in order to improve our quality of life? Can we be useful or interesting to our children or other younger people? How do we deal with interests, relationships, and activities that are gone forever? How do we deal with being considered socially and economically irrelevant? What ways are there to deal with varying degrees of dementia in ourselves and others? What are the pros and cons of choosing to "age in place"? Join the conversation and share your views! A commitment to attend the majority of the sessions is requested. Co-sponsorted with the Shira Ruskay Center at the JBFCS. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Tue, Feb 10 - Apr 21
winter
3pm80 - 0weekly
20s + 30s Healthy Gourmet Winter Meals
Chef Jackie Topol, MS, RD Make gourmet winter-inspired meals using seasonal ingredients, easy shortcuts, and tips for eating healthy and boosting your immunity. Create curried carrot soup; Meyer lemon and gigante bean bruschetta; roasted broccoli with honey-sriracha glaze; lemon mushroom pappardelle with kale pesto; salmon burgers with cucumber dill yogurt sauce; butternut squash risotto; and maple almond butter cookies. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Tue, Feb 10
winter
7pm20 - 39once
Jewish Chant: Unlocking the Secrets of the Soul
Eva Sax-Bolder and Rabbi Shoshana Mitrani-Knapp Join these extraordinary students of Shefa Gold each month for an uplifting evening 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, Feb 10
winter
7:30pm 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 visit www.jqyouth.org. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Tue, Feb 10
winter
8:30pm once
Knife Skills 101
Chef Shaya Klechevsky Learn to julienne, brunoise, chiffonade, and more. Chef Shaya will break down everything you need to know in detail from the anatomy of a knife, knife selection, how to hold a knife, sharpening, cutting, dicing, and slicing techniques that will boost your kitchen confidence and lead to even more delight in cooking. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Feb 11
winter
6:30pm18 - 0once
Chocolate Lovers' Dream Desserts
Chef Jay Weinstein Learn how to create decadent chocolate desserts and make any occasion extra special. From simple to elaborate, these treats are guaranteed to please the chocoholic in everyone. Enjoy preparing molten chocolate cakes; chocolate caramel tart; Mayan chocolate mousse; chocolate-chili chip bread pudding; chocolate and ginger soup; and intensely rich cupcakes with chocolate frosting. Featuring recipes from The Community Table. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Feb 12
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Bridge Classes
Highlights include more advanced (but easy to learn) Standard American conventions, including 4th suit forcing, Unusual Notrump, and the Gambling Notrump bid or overcall. Also focuses on play techniques, including counting, finding the missing high cards, when to deliberately lose tricks, and more. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Feb 12 - Apr 2
winter
7pm60 - 0weekly
Sexual Desire + Intimacy After 40:
What Women Need to Know
Tara Allmen, MD, FACOG, NCMP, Center For Menopause, Hormonal Disorders and Women's Health & Eva Margot Kant, LCSW-R, Sex Educator and Sex/Psychotherapist Talking about sexual health, including low sexual desire and ways to identify and communicate our needs, is an important conversation. But we are often so busy as professionals, parents, and partners, that sex falls low on the priority list. At the same time, our sexual desire—or lack of it—affects every aspect of our lives. Join Dr. Tara Allmen, menopause expert, and Eva Margot Kant, LCSW-R, Sex/Psychotherapist, for some wine and cheese and a frank, informative, and fun conversation about sexual health, desire, and intimacy. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > highlighted series > open your heart series
Thu, Feb 12
winter
7pm once
Challah Baking for Shabbat
Chef Joan Richter According to the Talmud, the mitzvah of challah baking 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, Feb 13
winter
10am once
Aphrodisiac Cooking for Couples
Chef Jay Weinstein 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, Feb 14
winter
7pm18 - 0once
MBSR Graduate Refresher Evenings
Are you dealing with stress, chronic illness or pain' This 8-week course includes instruction in a variety of formal mindfulness practices, gentle stretching and yoga, group dialogue and inquiry, and support for integrating mindful awareness into daily life. Modeled after the renowned program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts over 30 years ago, MBSR can bring you lasting changes in physical and psychological symptoms, greater energy, improved self-esteem and increased ability to cope with pain and stress. Attendance is required at one of the orientation sessions. With Elaine Retholtz, MBSR teacher and acupuncturist in private practice. Elaine Retholtz has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1988. She completed the internship in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, and the Teacher Development Intensive at the Center for Mindfulness in Worcester Massachusetts. She is also a graduate of the Spirit Rock Community Dharma Leaders Program. Elaine has been teaching the traditional 8 week MBSR program at the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan since 2005. She also teaches MBSR at the Continuum Center for Health and Healing and to first year students at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture. She teaches meditation courses at New York Insight Meditation Center, where she is an associate teacher and leads a NYIMC weekly sitting group in Queens.For more information, call 646.505.5726. Co-sponsored by New York Insight. Attendance is required at the orientation session, held Thursday, January 20, at 10am. Then classes begin on January 27th.The full day class, which is included in the course and is for both the morning and afternoon classes, will be held on Sunday, March 6th, from 9am to 5pm. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Sun, Feb 15
winter
5:30pm18 - 0once
Women's Group
With Hannah Kates, MA Meet with other women to discuss issues of family, growing older, and other subjects of interest. Pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Mon, Feb 16 - Apr 27
winter
2pm weekly
Authentic Vegetarian Asian Dishes
Chef Kim Pistone Transport yourself to the exotic Far East and learn several different cooking techniques while preparing your favorite Asian dishes. Work with fragrant and unique ingredients to make chilled green soybean soup; avocado and radish salad with onion tempura; cold cellophane noodles with sesame sauce; mushroom dumplings with a lemongrass broth; baked miso-glazed tofu with pineapple fried rice; and green tea panna cotta for dessert. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Feb 16
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Bridge Classes
Special emphasis on partnership bidding, competitive bidding, and Standard American conventions. Also a good look at planning your declarer play, carrying out that plan, and changing it when problems arise. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, Feb 17 - Apr 7
winter
10am60 - 0weekly
Bridge Classes
Play bridge with little or no memorization! Deal and play out hands from the very first lesson. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, Feb 17 - Apr 7
winter
1pm60 - 0weekly
Come Schmooze
Come schmooze with other senior members, and learn more about the JCC and our programs. Refreshments will be served. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Wed, Feb 18
winter
3pm once
Bridge Classes
Play bridge with little or no memorization! Deal and play out hands from the very first lesson. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Wed, Feb 18 - Apr 8
winter
7pm60 - 0weekly
Film Series: New York in the 1950s—Life in Transition
Philip Harwood, Film Historian While the world had its issues during the 1950s: McCarthyism, Cold War, and Hollywood's conflict with television, many fictional characters in New York- based films have their own concerns to deal with. In this film series, Film Historian Philip Harwood will discuss and present six films, in their entirety. Each deals with characters at a certain crucial point in their lives. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Feb 19 - Mar 26
winter
1pm60 - 0weekly
The Polgar Variant
The extraordinary story of three Hungarian-Jewish sisters who were raised to be chess masters in Communist Budapest of the 1970s. Their father, driven by his educational vision, determined their destiny before they were even born. László Polgár believed that "Geniuses are made, not born," and he set out to prove it. The canvas he chose was his three daughters; The medium—chess. The girls were home-schooled and devoted their time to studying and practicing chess—with surprising and remarkable results. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > film
Thu, Feb 19
winter
7pm once
Luscious Gluten-Free Baking
Diane Insolia, RD, CDN Going gluten-free doesn't have to mean going taste-free. Learn how to recreate some classic favorites and add brand new recipes to your gluten-free baking repertoire using alternative flours, sweeteners, and healthy fats to make these sweets just as good as the real thing. Create chocolate nut truffles; ginger snaps; coffee brownies; best ever breakfast cookies with jam; lemon layer cake; and carrot and zucchini muffins. Featuring recipes from The Community Table. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Feb 19
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Life Transitions with Joy and Purpose
Contemplative Practices for the Inner Work to Get to the Outer Work Sheila Lewis 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, Feb 19
winter
7:15pm once
JCC Drum Circle
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, Feb 19
winter
8pm once
Monthly New Moon Group for Women
Zivar Amrami Join us on the Sunday nearest the light of the new moon for a monthly gathering for women on themes drawn from kabbalistic and astrological wisdoms. Come sit in this circle dedicated to honoring each participant's unique path. Through meditation, journaling, and open dialogue, we will support each other, explore edges, and step into vibrant femininity. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality > nourishing the soul
Sun, Feb 22
winter
7pm once
Sensational Soups from Around the Globe
Chef Jenny Matthau These vegetarian and vegan soups warm you up as they fill you up. Learn to make minestrone soup with herbed croutons; curried butternut squash and apple soup; vegetarian Russian borscht; Moroccan red lentil soup; sesame broth with snow peas and lotus root; and cream of mushroom soup (vegan option available). A Meatless Mondays offering. Featuring recipes from The Community Table. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Feb 23
winter
7am18 - 0once
Writing Class
Janet R. Kirchheimer, Published Author and Teaching Fellow at CLAL Have you ever wanted to write down your life stories? Join Janet R. Kirchheimer, author of How to Spot One of Us, for a memoir workshop. Whether you just want to write for yourself or your family, or want to begin a memoir, you will enjoy a wide variety of writing exercises, music, and prompts to get you writing. There will be an opportunity to have work critiqued for those who wish. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, Feb 23 - Mar 30
winter
4:30pm weekly
PFLAG New York City Support Group Meeting
This group offers support groups for parents, families, and friends LGBTQ people, as well as LGBTQ people themselves. PFLAG offers a safe place to share experiences and connect in continuing process of learning, acceptance, and celebration. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Mon, Feb 23
winter
7pm once
Beginners Culinary Boot Camp: Basic Training for Novice Cooks
Chef John Scoff Tired of takeout? Do you want to eat healthier by eating in more and dining out less? But, you can barely boil water? Then join executive chef John Scoff as he expertly guides you through basic cooking techniques alongside other beginners. You will discover the joy of cooking as you build your culinary skills in this fun, yum and nurturing environment. Week 1: Understanding Kitchen Equipment & Basic Knife Skills Week 2: Classic Soups & Stocks Week 3: Beef & Poultry Cookery and Their Sauces Week 4: Fish Tech and Side Dishes Week 5: Baking Techniques (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Tue, Feb 24 - Mar 24
winter
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
The History of Islam and the Middle-East
Saul Fathi Muhammad, his life, wives and children. The genesis of the Sunnis and Shiites. What followed Muhammad's death? Who authored the Qur'an and when? What is Jihad? Who are the Infidels? The influence of the Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Mongols, and the Ottomans. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > discussion groups & learning
Wed, Feb 25
winter
2:30pm60 - 0once
Cajun Cooking: New Orleans Favorites
Chef John Scoff New Orleans has a long-standing history of culinary brilliance; bringing to mind flavorful dishes that make you crave more. Taste the crescent city's spirit and history as you create these classic dishes including chicken gumbo with dirty rice; creole salmon; cajun fried chicken; hush puppies; macque choux; blackened string beans; mint juleps; and Abita beer. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Feb 25
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Good Mood Foods
Diane Insolia, RD, CDN Beat the winter blues and get happy with these delicious, easy dishes. You'll learn how to balance your diet and curb those cravings for addictive foods as you prepare rosemary and lemon white bean dip, braised chicken thighs and legs with parsnips and leeks, butternut squash risotto, hashed brussel sprouts with poppy seeds and gluten free apple cobbler. Part of the Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Feb 26
winter
7pm18 - 0once
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
Hamentaschen Baking
Chef Judy Shoobe Get ready for Purim by learning how to make hamentaschen. The triangle-shaped cookies are crafted after a hat worn by Haman, others for Haman's pockets allegedly full of bribe money. Learn to make two kinds of dough, plain and chocolate. Then shape and fill them with poppy seed, apricot, prune, strawberry, and best of all, nutella. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Sun, Mar 1
winter
12pm18 - 0once
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Mar 2 - Mar 25
winter
11am weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Mar 2 - Mar 25
winter
12pm weekly
The Zen Kitchen: Food and Our Senses
Chef Jessica Li Phillips Extend your mindfulness practice from your cushion into the kitchen. This class is for those curious about ways to become present with the healing act of nourishment. We'll begin with a mindfulness-based eating practice and a breathing exercise, then transition smoothly into preparing escarole bean and barley soup; kale and quinoa salad with tahini green goddess dressing; miso glazed tofu; honey-thyme roasted root vegetables; and gluten-free apple cinnamon almond muffins. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Mar 2
winter
7pm18 - 0once
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. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Tue, Mar 3 - Apr 14
winter
10am weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Mar 3 - Mar 26
winter
11am weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Mar 3 - Mar 26
winter
12pm weekly
Mah Jongg Club
For newly minted Mah Jongg aficionados as well as long time players. Come with a friend or on your own and enjoy the game and community in our popular Mah Jongg Club. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, Mar 3 - Apr 21
winter
1pm60 - 0weekly
Ma'agal: The Nehirim Women's Group
A support group for Jewish women facing questions of sexuality, gender, and religion. The group is oriented toward lesbians, but all women are welcome. Each meeting is facilitated, and includes sharing and discussion. Most meetings will also feature a guest speaker. Confidentiality, support, and compassionate listening are central values. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Tue, Mar 3
winter
7:30pm once
Video Memoir Workshop
Learn to create a personal video memoir which will capture the essence of who you are, communicating to family and friends what's most important to you, in your words and your expressions. Hone skills narrating the most important of a lifetime of pictures, edit the pictures, narrate them, write a script about them and "speak" what they represent. Narrations will be videotaped and participants will have the option of personally editing their video and scans (with direction) or having them professionally (at an additional fee) edited. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Wed, Mar 4 - Mar 25
winter
7pm60 - 0weekly
LGBTQ Purim Bash
Join 250 friends for our eigth annual Purim Party. The night begins with a special, egalitarian Megillah reading. The festivities continue with delicious hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, fun dancing, and a prize for best costume! Costumes optional. Megillah at 7:30 pm; party at 8:30 pm. (more)REGISTER
adults > lgbtq > special events
Wed, Mar 4
winter
7:30pm once
NEW! Zumba® Gold for Seniors
Yvonne Puckett This easy-to-follow program 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, Mar 5 - Apr 30
winter
12:30pm weekly
Mah Jongg Classes
Join the fun and learn to play this fascinating game. One course will get you started; a second will set you on the road to mastery. With instructor Julie Azous. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Mar 5 - Mar 26
winter
1pm60 - 0weekly
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. Questions? Please contact group moderator Judy Sennesh through PFLAG NYC at info@pflagnyc.org. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Sun, Mar 8
winter
10am once
Mysteries of the Enduring Heart: Tiferet/Anahata
A Workshop with Julie Lifton and Judith Rose The human heart is just a lightweight muscular pump yet it's deemed the seat of our emotions and the resting place of love. This paradox has inspired poets, mystics, and artists throughout time. In kabbalah, this heart sefirah is called tiferet. In yoga, the heart chakra is called anahata. In this moving workshop, we will explore the mysteries of the enduring heart through chant, Otiyot Chayyot (Sacred Hebrew Letter Movement), yoga, text, and shared inquiry. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality
Sun, Mar 8
winter
2pm once
Hearty Winter Vegan Cooking
Chef Jenny Matthau Meaty stews and casseroles aren't the only hearty meals for winter. These great vegan recipes are flavorful, filling, and a perfect complement for the cold weather. Using a variety of cooking techniques and seasonal vegetables you'll create kabocha squash soup with grilled rosemary flatbread; pan-glazed tofu; vegetable stir-fry; soba noodle salad with peanut dressing; and fudgy aduki bean brownies. A Meatless Mondays offering. Featuring recipes from The Community Table. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Mar 9
winter
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 each month for an uplifting evening 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, Mar 10
winter
7:30pm once
How to Get a Good Night's Sleep Naturally
Marcia Berry, Nutritionist According to Business Week, more than 82 million Americans suffer from some form of insomnia. Sleeplessness has been linked to obesity, lowered immune function, impaired motor skills, forgetfulness, increased stress, and depression. Often, a few simple adjustments in diet and lifestyle can result in longer, sounder sleep. Come learn the secrets for how to get a good night's sleep naturally, so you can awake refreshed and recharged. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Mar 11
winter
3:30pm once
Meats Lovers Mains + Sensational Sides
Chef John Scoff Master the arts of roasting, sautéing, and grilling your way to a carnivorous meal complete with sensational side dishes. Prepare Asian marinated grilled skirt steak; nut encrusted strip steak with red wine reduction; lemon rosemary chicken; cucumber and tomato salad; grilled vegetables with balsamic vinaigrette; and caper dijon deviled eggs. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Mar 11
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Artful Aging: Re-Enchantment Through Art/Play (for 60+)
Judith E. Greenwald, Ph.D. 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. Supplies provided; $45 material fee payable to the instructor. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Thu, Mar 12 - Apr 16
winter
9:30am50 - 0weekly
Masonic Lodge Tour
The Masonry is the oldest fraternity in the world. Members include Ben Franklin, George Washington, heroes, and day laborers. The New York lodge is amazing. There are several large halls each decorated in a different grandiose manner. Often used for film and TV shows this national landmark is mind-boggling. Join us on our private tour. Meet at The Masonic Lodge, 70 West 23rd Street. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Thu, Mar 12
winter
10:15am60 - 0once
Get a Good Night's Sleep
Bernice Todres 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, Mar 12
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Mindfulness Meditation and ADHD: How Does It Help?
Dr. Mark Bertin ADHD can affect the quality of life in so many ways. New research has indicated that mindfulness meditation-based stress reduction techniques may provide more long-lasting help by improving executive function and attention, reducing stress, promoting cognitive flexibility in problem solving, and fostering emotional well-being. Co-sponsored by the Jack and Shirley Silver Center for Special Needs. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Thu, Mar 12
winter
7pm once
Salmon Six Ways
Chef Irene Yager Chef Irene guides you through sophisticated salmon recipes that include: Salmon Wellington served with sautéed wild mushrooms; Asian seared salmon with cucumber salad; salmon fillet en Papillote with French lentil salad; mini salmon cakes with lemon dill sauce and oven fried sweet potatoes; steamed salmon on chard leaves; roasted salmon with herbed bread crumbs, sun-dried tomatoes, served with warm vegetable salad, and apple crostata. Featuring recipes from The Community Table. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Mar 12
winter
7pm18 - 0once
JQYouth
A dynamic, fun, and thought-provoking social group for Jews from traditional backgrounds, ages 18–30. Come for discussion and a chance to meet new people. For more information visit www.jqyouth.org. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Thu, Mar 12
winter
8:30pm once
Challah Baking for Shabbat
Chef Joan Richter According to the Talmud, the mitzvah of challah baking 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, Mar 13
winter
10am once
Exercise With Ease
Linda Rose Iennaco 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, Mar 13 - May 15
winter
11am50 - 0weekly
MBSR Graduate Refresher Evenings
Have you taken any 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. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Sun, Mar 15
winter
5:30pm18 - 0once
Contorni: Italian Vegetable Dishes
Chef Jay Weinstein Contorni, or Italian side dishes, take full advantage of simple ingredients and seasonings transforming them into eye-catching dishes with hypnotic aromas. Learn to prepare involtini di melanzane (stuffed eggplants); patate arrosti (rosemary roasted potatoes); verduri al pesto (grilled vegetable antipasto with basil pesto); insalata di finocchio (fennel with shaved parmigiano-reggiano, lemon, and olive oil); herbed white bean purée with garlic toast; steamed string beans bagna cauda (contains fish); and classic caponata. A Meatless Mondays offering (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Mar 16
winter
7pm18 - 0once
The Zen of Maintaining a Meditation Practice
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. Beginners or experienced meditators, everyone is welcome. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > everyday meditation
Mon, Mar 16 - Apr 6
winter
7:30pm weekly
Balance and Bones™
Linda Rose Iennaco Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Mar 17 - May 12
winter
11:30am60 - 0weekly
Sweet + Healthy Sugar-Free Treats
Chef Jessica Li Phillips Explore several different wholesome alternatives to white sugar, including stevia, honey, and dried fruit. These healthier options encourage stable blood sugar levels and help avoid fluctuations in energy and hormones. Satisfy those sweet cravings with delicious apple pear crumble; nourishing soul cookies; banana walnut bread; vegan chocolate mousse; coconut rice pudding; "truffles;" and sugar free granola bars. Part of the Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Mar 18
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Balance and Bones™
Linda Rose Iennaco Maintain and regain bone density while improving posture and balance. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Thu, Mar 19 - May 14
winter
10:30am weekly
Sushi 101
Chef John Scoff Learn the ancient art of preparing delicious sushi and the secret of its delicate flavors and beautiful appearance. After you leave this class, you'll not only be able to prepare perfect sushi rice and tempting sushi rolls, but also be able to select the best ingredients and understand the philosophy of traditional presentation. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Mar 19
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Walking on Eggshells
Relationships Between Parents and Adult Children Amira Kohn Trattner, Psychotherapist There is a wide range of issues that come up in relationships between parents and adult children. How can we respond when we see our adult son or daughter making what seems to us an obviously wrong decision? How do we handle our wish for more contact? These and other questions will be addressed through interactive discussion. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Thu, Mar 19
winter
7pm once
Life Transitions with Joy and Purpose
Contemplative Practices for the Inner Work to Get to the Outer Work Sheila Lewis 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, Mar 19
winter
7:15pm once
JCC Drum Circle
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, Mar 19
winter
8pm once
AARP Smart Driving Class
Sandra Robbins Review rules of the road, special challenges for older drivers and strategies for safe driving for all ages. Upon completion of the class, insurance companies will give a 10% percent discount to qualified drivers and the Department of Motor Vehicles will offer point reduction. Co-sponsored with AARP. Seats are limited and pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Sun, Mar 22
winter
10am once
Monthly New Moon Group for Women
Zivar Amrami Join us on the Sunday nearest the light of the new moon for a monthly gathering for women on themes drawn from kabbalistic and astrological wisdoms. Come sit in this circle dedicated to honoring each participant's unique path. Through meditation, journaling, and open dialogue, we will support each other, explore edges, and step into vibrant femininity. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality > nourishing the soul
Sun, Mar 22
winter
7pm once
Vegetarian Tapas Party
Chef Jay Weinstein The Spanish tradition of tapas, beautiful small plates of food is the perfect fare for entertaining. While sipping on homemade sangria, create garlic-laced mushrooms; spinach fritters; patatas bravas; caramelized onion toasts; crispy battered zucchini; sweet carrot tempura; fresh fava bean puree; poached asparagus with goat cheese; and tiny Greek salads on endive leaves. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Mar 23
winter
7pm18 - 0once
PFLAG New York City Support Group Meeting
This group offers support groups for parents, families, and friends LGBTQ people, as well as LGBTQ people themselves. PFLAG offers a safe place to share experiences and connect in continuing process of learning, acceptance, and celebration. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Mon, Mar 23
winter
7pm once
Backstage at the MET
The Metropolitan Opera House backstage tour is one of the most interesting tours in the city. We will see the huge elevators that transport the sets, and the extremely intricate stage and all the ways it can be changed. In addition, we will visit floors where the costumes, sets, wigs, and more are made. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Meet at the south end of the Metropolitan Opera House lobby. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Tue, Mar 24
winter
2:45pm60 - 0once
Get One Thing Done
Whether it's in your closet or on your desk, neuroscientists have proven that clutter limits your brain's ability to process information. Clutter competes for your attention, resulting in decreased performance and increased stress. It's time to take a look at the pile of projects you've been meaning to get to. Do you feel there is never enough time, energy or support to get them done? Join us and discover how to organize, prioritize, and take action so you can finally knock out the most important things on your list. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > highlighted series > mind matters
Tue, Mar 24
winter
7pm once
Get One Thing Done
Jennifer Zweibel, Organizing Expert Part of the Gural Mind Matters Series (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > highlighted series > mind matters
Tue, Mar 24 - Mar 31
winter
7pm custom
Long-Term Care Insurance: What You Need To Know
Vivian Gallo, CLU, CSA, Long-Term Care Specialist Is long-term care insurance right for you? Learn about available options such as finding long-term care insurance providers and the role of Medicare and Medicaid. Pre-registration suggested. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Mar 25
winter
2:30pm once
Phenomenal Passover Desserts
Chef Shaya Klechevsky Create innovative and decadent desserts so good your guests will think you forgot that it's Passover. You'll learn how to prepare chocolate covered rainbow cookies; chocolate fudge torte; lemon curd; chocolate coconut macaroons; lemon soufflés; and brown sugar cake with almonds—all guaranteed to taste as good as they look. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Mar 25
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Special Holiday Bereavement Program: Empty Chair at the Seder
Holidays are difficult times for those who are missing their loved ones. Join other bereaved Jews before Passover as we find meaning and comfort together. Please RSVP by calling 212.632.4608, The Shira Ruskay Center of JBFCS. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > support > bereavement
Thu, Mar 26
winter
6:30pm once
Introduction to 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, Mar 26
winter
7pm18 - 0once
A Seder Made Easy by Making It Ahead
Chef Jennifer Abadi Make this night easier than all other nights by trying these delicious recipes you can prepare weeks ahead: charoset with pecans, dates, allspice, and ginger; Moroccan charoset "truffles" with dates, raisins, and walnuts; Moroccan stewed prunes with onions, cinnamon, and sugar; Italian matzah pie with ground beef, pine nuts, raisins, allspice, and nutmeg; Syrian meatballs with tomato-cumin sauce and Italian ground almond and pignoli nut macaroons. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Mar 26
winter
7pm18 - 0once
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
Boomers Sunday Brunch Series
Join us for a series that focuses on the issues facing Baby Boomers today. Meet some friends and learn something new. Topics may include health and wellness, relationships, and retirement planning, among others. Topics and speakers will be announced. (more)REGISTER
adults > 40´s & 50´s
Sun, Mar 29
winter
11am45 - 69once
French Macarons
Chef Judy Shoobe What baked good has ousted the cupcake as the trending dessert, was popular in the 60s and 70s, and can be made kosher for Passover? French macarons of course. Learn to make almond, vanilla, hazelnut chocolate, green tea, and orange macarons. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Sun, Mar 29
winter
12pm18 - 0once
Holding It All: Learning to Enjoy Change
Juliet Bruce Times of change are filled with conflict and contrast. Chaos often signals a paradigm shift. In fact, the anxiety or depression you may be feeling are calls from something new that is struggling to come forth. This workshop will give you easy creative tools to use daily, alone, or with others, to see more clearly what is happening at deeper levels of your life and support the fresh new reality that is emerging from stormy weather. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Sun, Mar 29
winter
2pm once
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Mar 30 - Apr 29
winter
11am weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Mon, Mar 30 - Apr 29
winter
12pm weekly
Come Schmooze
Come schmooze with other senior members, and learn more about the JCC and our programs. Refreshments will be served. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Mon, Mar 30
winter
3pm once
Healthy Passover Side Dishes
Chef Jackie Topol, MS, RD Liven up your Passover menu with any of these fresh and delicious side dishes. Jeweled butternut squash; roasted Brussels sprouts with apples and pine nuts; za'atar roasted carrots; lemon-rosemary quinoa pilaf; karpas salad; stuffed Portobello mushrooms; ratatouille with olive sauce and cauliflower leek soup. A Meatless Mondays offering. Featuring recipes from The Community Table. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Mar 30
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Mar 31 - Apr 30
winter
11am weekly
Circuit Training for Seniors
JCC CHEK exercise coach Travis Brown Work out in small groups, under the watchful eye of a personal training specialist. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > senior fitness
Tue, Mar 31 - Apr 30
winter
12pm weekly
20s + 30s Lotsa Matzah: Easy Passover-Friendly Dishes
Chef Jennifer Abadi From fritters and soups to pies and desserts, you'll learn fun and easy ways to use matzah, such as crispy matzah leek fritters; matzah "pasta" soup with onions, garlic, and turmeric; fried matzah potato pies; matzah meal feta cheese pie with spinach; chocolate-dipped dried apricots; and matzah squares. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Tue, Mar 31
winter
7pm20 - 39once
Get One Thing Done
Take the skills you learned in Level 1 and put them to use in real time. Get live feedback, guidance, and support as you tackle a project that's been looming over you. Bring your project to class and use your new tools, mindset, and this new innovative approach to break free and finally get it done. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > wellness classes > highlighted series > mind matters
Tue, Mar 31
winter
7pm once
Second Night Holistic Seder with Romemu
Are you looking for a wonderful second night seder? Bring your family and friends and join the JCC and Romemu for a musical, spiritual, educational and delicious seder experience. Register early as space is limited. This event always sells out! (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality
Sat, Apr 4
winter
7:30pm once
Ma'agal: The Nehirim Women's Group
A support group for Jewish women facing questions of sexuality, gender, and religion. The group is oriented toward lesbians, but all women are welcome. Each meeting is facilitated, and includes sharing and discussion. Most meetings will also feature a guest speaker. Confidentiality, support, and compassionate listening are central values. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Tue, Apr 7
winter
7:30pm once
Great American Short Stories
A Class for Lovers of Literature Great fiction can transport us to different worlds, immerse us in other people's lives, reveal deep human truths, and sometimes enable us to see ourselves anew. Explore compelling American short stories, while meeting new people in a relaxed, congenial setting. We'll investigate a diverse selection of late 19th and 20th century American short stories by authors such as Willa Cather and Edith Wharton; other authors may include F. Scott Fitzgerald, Philip Roth, and J.D. Salinger to name a few. Classes focus on your insights, questions, and dialogue and stress the critical analysis of each story. Please read Willa Cather's short stories "Paul’s Case" and "A Wagner Matinee" for the first class. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Thu, Apr 9 - May 21
winter
12:30pm60 - 0custom
JQYouth
A dynamic, fun, and thought-provoking social group for Jews from traditional backgrounds, ages 18–30. Come for discussion and a chance to meet new people. For more information visit www.jqyouth.org. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Thu, Apr 9
winter
8:30pm once
Monthly New Moon Group for Women
Zivar Amrami Join us on the Sunday nearest the light of the new moon for a monthly gathering for women on themes drawn from kabbalistic and astrological wisdoms. Come sit in this circle dedicated to honoring each participant's unique path. Through meditation, journaling, and open dialogue, we will support each other, explore edges, and step into vibrant femininity. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality > nourishing the soul
Sun, Apr 12
winter
7pm once
Perfectly Imperfect: A Spiritual Approach for Couples
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're 19 or 90, come learn that it's never too late to make things better. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > soul satisfaction
Mon, Apr 13 - May 11
winter
7pm18 - 0weekly
Delicious Vegetarian Indian Dishes
Chef Kim Pistone Create these authentic Indian dishes using a variety of ingredients, including cumin, curry, turmeric, fenugreek, and nigella: vegetable fritters with scallions (sabzi pakoda) served with coriander chutney and mango chutney; warming tomato rasam soup; cauliflower, eggplant, and potato korma; spicy two-lentil dal; cooling zucchini and yogurt salad (pachadi vallerika); coconut rice pilaf; and the traditional sweet drink, lassi. A Meatless Mondays offering. Featuring recipes from The Community Table. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Apr 13
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Kehila Kedosha Janina Romaniote Greek Synagogue
Lunch and Tour Just around the corner from today's Chinatown on the historic Lower East Side lies a little known hidden treasure—the only synagogue in the Western Hemisphere of Romaniote Jews who lived in Greece following the destruction of the Second Temple and developed unique customs over the next 2,000 years. Marcia Haddad-Ikonomopoulos, director of the museum at the Janina Synagogue, will take you on a tour of the treasures and you'll enjoy a traditional Greek-Jewish kosher lunch of salad, yaprakes, bourekas, kourlouia, seasonal fruit; and beverages. Meet at 280 Broome Street, between Allen and Eldridge. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Tue, Apr 14
winter
11am60 - 0once
Authentic French Bistro Food
Chef Shaya Klechevsky While sipping red wine, you'll learn how to make an exceptional dinner filled with sumptuous French bistro favorites, including gruyere cheese puffs; endive salad with Roquefort and walnuts; tian de legumes (vegetable gratin); codfish with herbed tomato sauce; a savory leek tart; flageolet beans with sauteed cabbage and fennel; caramelized upside-down pear tart; and cranberry clafouti. Featuring recipes from The Community Table. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Tue, Apr 14
winter
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 each month for an uplifting evening 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, Apr 14
winter
7:30pm 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. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > events & celebrations
Wed, Apr 15 - May 20
winter
6:30pm weekly
Mah Jongg Classes
Join the fun and learn to play this fascinating game. One course will get you started; a second will set you on the road to mastery. With instructor Julie Azous. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Apr 16 - May 7
winter
2pm60 - 0weekly
Mah Jongg Classes
Join the fun and learn to play this fascinating game. One course will get you started; a second will set you on the road to mastery. With instructor Julie Azous. Space is limited; pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Thu, Apr 16 - May 7
winter
6:30pm weekly
20s + 30s Easy + Elegant Spring Buffet
Diane Insolia RD, CDN Encourage guests to mingle at your next get-together by setting up an inviting spread featuring simple yet impressive dishes. You are sure to delight your guests with shaved fennel salad; zucchini chips; salmon cakes with lemon caper yogurt sauce; fingerling potatoes with cipollini onions and sundried tomatoes; and melt-in-your-mouth olive oil cake. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Apr 16
winter
7pm20 - 39once
JCC Drum Circle
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, Apr 16
winter
8pm once
Mindfulness Workshop for Parents and Children
Dr. Amy Saltzman and Dr. Mark Bertin Bring your family and join us for an engaging morning of mindfulness practice for everyone. Using sweet, simple, and playful practices, you and your children will learn ways to access and rest in the "still quiet place" during times of intense emotions and common frustrations. Children and teens will find that mindfulness helps them with relationships, concentration, and creativity, and parents will learn to find more grace amidst the chaos of everyday life. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Sun, Apr 19
winter
9:30am once
Mindfulness Workshop for Parents and Children
Dr. Amy Saltzman and Dr. Mark Bertin Bring your family and join us for an engaging morning of mindfulness practice for everyone. Using sweet, simple, and playful practices, you and your children will learn ways to access and rest in the "still quiet place" during times of intense emotions and common frustrations. Children and teens will find that mindfulness helps them with relationships, concentration, and creativity, and parents will learn to find more grace amidst the chaos of everyday life. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Sun, Apr 19
winter
11:30am once
Mindfulness and Creativity: A Special Workshop
Elizabeth Coleman Whatever your field, learn ways to use mindfulness and meditation to help you enhance your creative energy and output and to help you overcome any inhibitions that keep you from doing the work you love. Class includes meditation exercises and creativity exercises, and an opportunity to share your talents and dreams with the group. Elizabeth Coleman is a trained MBSR teacher a poet, a classical guitarist, and a painter. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Sun, Apr 19
winter
2pm once
MBSR Graduate Refresher Evenings
Have you taken any 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. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Sun, Apr 19
winter
5:30pm18 - 0once
Mindfulness and Parenting: Finding Grace Amidst the Chaos
Dr. Amy Saltzman and Dr. Mark Bertin Would you like to minimize the effects of daily stress on you and your children? Research has shown that mindfulness may be an ideal antidote to life in the 21st century. It teaches us how to be in the present moment—the place where tenderness and strength reside and where choice is possible. Join doctors, mindfulness teachers, and authors, Amy Saltzman (A Still Quiet Place: A Mindfulness Program for Teaching Children and Adolescents to Ease Stress and Difficult Emotions) and Mark Bertin (The Family ADHD Solution) to learn about the latest research and techniques that are being used for both children and adults. It’s time to find a road to a more peaceful life. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Mon, Apr 20
winter
7pm once
40s + 50s Celebration of Spring Vegetarian Feast
Chef Jenny Matthau Celebrate the season by learning how to make an array of delicious dishes. Use a variety of cooking techniques and an assortment of spring vegetables as you create artichokes with butter lemon garlic sauce; creamy black bean soup; arugula and romaine salad with carrot ginger dressing; baked marinated portobellos with mustard and herbs; nori maki with tempeh and vegetables with four flavors shoyu dipping sauce; roasted asparagus with parmigiano reggiano; gluten-free chocolate chip cookies; and cherry banana sorbet. A Meatless Mondays offering. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Apr 20
winter
7pm once
Cooking from Yotam Ottolenghi's Jerusalem
Chef Jennifer Abadi 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
Thu, Apr 23
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Bare Bones of Anatomy
Linda Rose Iennaco To move comfortably and be equipped to talk with your healthcare providers, you need the right anatomical information. Knowing how the muscles and joints of your feet, knees, hips, shoulders, back, and neck interact will help you function pain-free through your life. A lifelong dancer, Linda has taught Functional Anatomy for many years. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Thu, Apr 23
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
Elegant Vegan Feast
Chef Shaya Klechevsky Chef Shaya takes you on a culinary journey of meatless, dairy-free, and egg-free recipes. Enjoy jicama salad with creamy lime vinaigrette; Asian-style roasted vegetables in filo purses; creamy cauliflower soup with rosemary, cilantro, and scallion; quinoa croquettes; and carob-almond "cream" pie in a dried fruit and nut crust. A Meatless Mondays offering. Part of the Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Mon, Apr 27
winter
7pm18 - 0once
PFLAG New York City Support Group Meeting
This group offers support groups for parents, families, and friends LGBTQ people, as well as LGBTQ people themselves. PFLAG offers a safe place to share experiences and connect in continuing process of learning, acceptance, and celebration. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Mon, Apr 27
winter
7pm once
Mah Jongg Tournament
Spend the day competing in a fun-filled Mah Jongg competition. Prizes will be awarded. Light lunch will be served. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > recreation
Tue, Apr 28
winter
10am60 - 0once
Ethiopian Cuisine: An Exotic Feast
Chef Jennifer Abadi Learn to create all the mysterious fragrances and flavors of classic Ethiopian dishes including, Injera, Ethiopian flat bread; Dorowat, chicken stew with fenugreek, coriander, and cardamom; Misr Allecha, red lentil purée with turmeric, gingerroot, and garlic; Ye'abesha Gomen, collard greens with green pepper, garlic, and red onion; and Tej, a chilled honey wine. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Tue, Apr 28
winter
7pm18 - 0once
50s + 60s Cocktail Party
Get together for an evening of fun at the JCC. Enjoy city views from our terrace while listening to wonderful music and sipping cocktails. Make new friends, catch up with old ones, or just enjoy the scenery. Space is limited so register early. No walk-ins permitted. Please register under the appropriate code to ensure a reasonable balance of men and women. (more)REGISTER
adults > 40´s & 50´s
Tue, Apr 28
winter
7:30pm once
50s + 60s Cocktail Party
Get together for an evening of fun at the JCC. Enjoy city views from our terrace while listening to wonderful music and sipping cocktails. Make new friends, catch up with old ones, or just enjoy the scenery. Space is limited so register early. No walk-ins permitted. Please register under the appropriate code to ensure a reasonable balance of men and women. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > 40´s & 50´s
Tue, Apr 28
winter
7:30pm once
More Healthy Cooking Techniques
Chef Kim Pistone 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. Featuring recipes from The Community Table. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Apr 29 - May 13
winter
10am18 - 0weekly
Pre-Retirement Planning Workshop
Even a solid plan for retirement income can unravel due to easily made mistakes. Choosing the right age to collect Social Security and the right time to enroll in Medicare can lose or net thousands of dollars for your retirement years so you don't leave money you are entitled to on the table. Planning for longevity, possible extended care, and knowing the value of seeking help in filing LTC claims, can make a huge financial and emotional difference for retirees and their loved ones. Join us for a workshop introducing Social Security, Medicare, and extended care as subjects for careful consideration and planning. Presented by a panel of experts in the field including Vivian Gallo, Christine McCabe and Camille Cosco. Refreshments will be served. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Wed, Apr 29
winter
6pm once
Easy Meals Straight From Your Pantry
Chef Emily Klein Explore essential ingredients to keep stocked in your pantry and freezer and learn how to improvise with them. You'll leave class able to create homemade meals on the fly. Prepare fresh and dried herb oil; herbed chicken breast; oven-roasted potatoes; artichoke and black olive ragout; wild mushroom risotto; three-bean chili; and corn muffins. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Wed, Apr 29
winter
7pm18 - 0once
Thomas Edison National Historical Park and Glenwood
Thomas A. Edison personified the age of invention in the late 1800s. Two of the 1,093 U.S. patents he earned in his lifetime were the incandescent bulb and the phonograph. We'll tour the scientific complex where he and 100 employees worked in the labs and machine shops. Bring your own lunch. Meet in the lobby of the JCC. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > outings & trips
Thu, Apr 30
winter
9:30am60 - 0once
Delicious Dishes from Great New York Restaurants
Chef Irene Yager Recreate signature restaurant dishes right in your own home. You'll learn to prepare eggplant caviar from Tom Colicchio's Craft; sweet corn and potato vichyssoise from The Union Square Café; grilled wild striped bass with grilled fennel, tomatoes, and picholine olives from Alfred Portale's Gotham Bar & Grill; asparagus with mixed mushrooms and parmesan from Four Star Chef, Jean-George Vongerichten; and olive oil and fresh rosemary cake from Mario Batali's Babbo. (more)REGISTER
adults > culinary arts > all classes
Thu, Apr 30
winter
7pm18 - 0once
AARP Smart Driving Class
Sandra Robbins Review rules of the road, special challenges for older drivers and strategies for safe driving for all ages. Upon completion of the class, insurance companies will give a 10% percent discount to qualified drivers and the Department of Motor Vehicles will offer point reduction. Co-sponsored with AARP. Seats are limited and pre-registration required. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > health, wellness & support
Sun, May 3
winter
10am once
Connecting to the Divine through the Four Elements
An Evening with Rabbi Shefa Gold The Elements can be our allies in the spiritual work of awakening, purification and opening to the Presence of God in each and every moment of our lives. In this class we will draw on the powers of Earth, Water, Fire and Air as Divine forces or manifestations that can help us, guide us and empower our journeys. We will dig deep into the earth of Torah, be washed by her currents, be sparked by her fire and be moved by her holy breath. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality > jewish spiritual practice
Sun, May 3
winter
7pm once
Writing Class
Janet R. Kirchheimer, Published Author and Teaching Fellow at CLAL Have you ever wanted to write down your life stories? Join Janet R. Kirchheimer, author of How to Spot One of Us, for a memoir workshop. Whether you just want to write for yourself or your family, or want to begin a memoir, you will enjoy a wide variety of writing exercises, music, and prompts to get you writing. There will be an opportunity to have work critiqued for those who wish. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, May 4 - Jun 15
winter
4:30pm weekly
Trans Parents Support Group
Issues of gender identity are distinct from sexual orientation, and PFLAG NYC's Trans Parents Group is an environment that addresses the topics specific to parents of Trans individuals. Questions? Please contact group moderator Judy Sennesh through PFLAG NYC at info@pflagnyc.org. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > lgbtq > niche groups
Sun, May 10
winter
10am once
Jewish Chant: Unlocking the Secrets of the Soul
Eva Sax-Bolder and Rabbi Shoshana Mitrani-Knapp Join these extraordinary students of Shefa Gold each month for an uplifting evening 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, May 12
winter
7:30pm once
MBSR Graduate Refresher Evenings
Have you taken any 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. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Sun, May 17
winter
5:30pm once
Monthly New Moon Group for Women
Zivar Amrami Join us on the Sunday nearest the light of the new moon for a monthly gathering for women on themes drawn from kabbalistic and astrological wisdoms. Come sit in this circle dedicated to honoring each participant's unique path. Through meditation, journaling, and open dialogue, we will support each other, explore edges, and step into vibrant femininity. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality > nourishing the soul
Sun, May 17
winter
7pm once
Introduction to 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
Mon, May 18
winter
7pm once
"B'Picha": A Taste of Jewish Meditation
Mira Niculescu What are Jewish spiritual practices and how can they uniquely enrich our relationship with ourselves, with others, and with Torah? This workshop includes several different types of Jewish meditation centering on the body, mind, and soul. Mira Niculescu is a Paris-born scholar in Sociology of Religion, as well as an artist, and a student of Jewish spirituality and meditation. For both beginners and experienced meditators, for those for whom Jewish prayer and mitzvot are foreign, and for those who are familiar but wish to refresh and deepen their approach to Torah. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality > jewish spiritual practice
Mon, May 18
winter
7pm once
Life Transitions with Joy and Purpose
Contemplative Practices for the Inner Work to Get to the Outer Work Sheila Lewis 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, May 21
winter
7:15pm once
JCC Drum Circle
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, May 21
winter
8pm once
From Bach to Sinatra
Thomas Elefant, Conductor This exciting series will explore different aspects of music while using a wide variety of repertoire. You will deepen your understanding of music, thereby enhancing the listening experience. Topics will include: Music and its Elements, The Symphony Orchestra, Nationalism and Patriotism in Music, Forms in Music, Nature in Music, and The Maestro. (more)REGISTER
adults > 60+ > creative arts
Mon, Jun 1 - Jun 29
winter
7pm60 - 0weekly
Jewish Chant: Unlocking the Secrets of the Soul
Eva Sax-Bolder and Rabbi Shoshana Mitrani-Knapp Join these extraordinary students of Shefa Gold each month for an uplifting evening 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, Jun 9
winter
7:30pm once
Monthly New Moon Group for Women
Zivar Amrami Join us on the Sunday nearest the light of the new moon for a monthly gathering for women on themes drawn from kabbalistic and astrological wisdoms. Come sit in this circle dedicated to honoring each participant's unique path. Through meditation, journaling, and open dialogue, we will support each other, explore edges, and step into vibrant femininity. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > jewish spirituality > nourishing the soul
Sun, Jun 14
winter
7pm once
Life Transitions with Joy and Purpose
Contemplative Practices for the Inner Work to Get to the Outer Work Sheila Lewis 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, Jun 18
winter
7:15pm once
JCC Drum Circle
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, Jun 18
winter
8pm once
MBSR Graduate Refresher Evenings
Have you taken any 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. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness > reduce that stress
Sun, Jun 21
winter
5:30pm once
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