Jewish Life & Learning
InstructorRabbi Adam Aranov
Does your life move at a breakneck pace? Do you want the freedom to take control, but the world seems to always conspire against you? Our chaotic lives are reflective of our chaotic minds. Join Rabbi Adam Aranov on an interactive journey through the fundamentals of thought management and "Meditate your way to Success!"
Member and Non Member: $5/class, or all four classes for just $15!
Co-sponsored by Ohr Torah.
Summer 2014 was a challenging time for Israel. The program will begin with a presentation about Operation Protective Edge in its historical context, followed by a discussion on Israel's options going forward.
Israeli artists Moshe and Goldie Monzon come to Rochester! Tapestries, microcaligraphies, blessings, lithographs, Judaica made from wood, jewelry, and more by Moshe and Goldie and other Israeli artists. Three days only! Come admire their beautiful artwork and then purchase something to take home.
Join us as we salute the American flag and honor our Jewish WWII veterans, 70 years after the end of WWII. Thank you!
Join Rabbi Adam Aranov as he travels the globe witnessing the great impact the values of the Torah have had on our planet.
Welcome the new Jewish month of Tammuz with moonlight yoga in the downstairs courtyard. Shalom.
Please also join us for Moonlight Yoga for Rosh Chodesh Av on Thursday, July 16.
Join together with dancers from the U.S. and Canada for our 18th Annual Israeli Dance Marathon and Workshop. The always popular Ken Avner is back as our guest programmer and teacher!
Register for Saturday, Sunday, or both. The full weekend price includes Sunday supper. Registration is open to members and non members.
Saturday: 7pm-2am: $25
Sunday: 1-5pm: $20
Entire weekend including Sunday supper: $45
PJ Library teams up with the Rochester Children's Film Festival and RJFF for a morning of film, stories, and fun! Watch "Macropolis" about friendship and inclusion. Listen to a story about diversity and uniqueness. Do a project, and have a snack.
Best for children ages 3-7.
Co-sponsored by PJ Library, RJFF, and the Rochester Children's Film Festival.
How and why did Israel decide to disengage from Gaza in summer 2005? Program will include a presentation followed by discussion.
Part of a two-part series on Gaza ten years after disengagement. Also join us on Thursday, August 6 at 1pm for a screening of A Bottle in the Gaza Sea.
A beautiful coming of age story about an Israeli teen who struggles to understand the conflict in Gaza, and the young Palestinian who tries to explain. (French, 100 mins) 2012 Rochester Jewish Film Festival Audience Favorite!
Part of a two-part series on Gaza ten years after disengagement. Also join us on Tuesday, August 4 at 1pm for a presentation on the history of Israeli disengagement from Gaza in August 2005.
A celebration of Yiddish poets and poetry on the 63rd anniversary of the "Night of the Murdered Poets," when Soviet officials executed thirteen Soviet Jews, including five Yiddish writers, on false charges of espionage and treason.
Nine week sessions begin Tuesday, April 14 or Wednesday, April 15
Instructor: Deborah Rothman
Non Member: $120/session
Tuesday Session: Beginner
Discover the world of Yiddish in our beginner class geared to students with little or no background. Learn to read, carry on a basic conversation, and explore the history and culture of this expressive language. Then, consider staying for the second hour which will focus on the development of language skills - speaking, listening, reading, and writing - at an accelerated pace.
Wednesday Session: Intermediate and Advanced
10:30 am-12:30 pm
This class continues to build on skills gained in previous classes. Students will also work on textbook exercises and reading assignments, both in Yiddish and in translation.
To register, call the Main Desk at 585-461-2000 or contact Joy Getnick.
A peer reading group, run by participants in the JCC Yiddish Program, to study advanced texts. For example, we've been reading modern Yiddish poetry, and from the Yiddish Tanach. Times and subjects may change to suit members. If interested, please contact Joy Getnick or call x239.