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Engage Men's Group
"The deepest wisdom man can attain is to know that his destiny is to aid, to serve." - Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel The Engage Men's Group allows men involved with Engage to form community and take part in volunteer projects alongside other participants. The group meets at the JCC on Tuesdays, from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Tue, Sep 2 - Dec 30
fall
5:30pm weekly
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
fall
1:30pm custom
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
fall
1:30pm50 - 0weekly
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
fall
10am once
Engage Community Brunch
Join other members of the Engage community for learning and conversation that will deepen our connections to each other and supplement our volunteer activities. A light brunch will be served. For more information, please contact Rabbi Brian Fink, Director of Engage, at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org. Engage Jewish Service Corps is generously supported by the UJA-Federation of New York. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Sun, Dec 7
fall
11am once
Learn about Engage
Learn more about Engage and choose a volunteer project at these free monthly information sessions. Coffee and snacks will be served. For more information, please contact Rabbi Brian Fink, Director of Engage, at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org. Engage Jewish Service Corps is generously supported by the UJA-Federation of New York. (more)LEARN MORE
social action > engage
Mon, Dec 8
fall
6pm once
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
fall
7pm 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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