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For Your Consideration: A Purim-Shpiel on Film

An absurdist, poignant, dark-comedy on the ups and downs of Hollywood awards season with a farcical Purim twist. Please join us for a hamentaschen after the film screening.

Free, with suggested non-perishable donation to the Brighton Food Cupboard

Co-sponsored by the Rochester Jewish Film Festival

 

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: Free
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Concert: "Music Along the Bridge - From Eastern Europe to South America"

NYC duo Rémy Yulzari and Nadav Lev return on doublebass and guitar. Refreshments following concert.

Suggested Donation: $15

Co-sponsored by Congregation Beth Hamedresh-Beth Israel.

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: Free
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Passover: What Does True Freedom Have to Offer?

Both Egypt and the Land of Israel overlook the Red Sea, and both views are incredible. Or are they? Join Rabbi Adam Aranov this Passover on a journey to discover what true freedom has to offer, and how it effects the "view."

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: Free
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Apr 12 - May 3
Sunday
7 - 8pm
Rabbi Adam Aranov

Instructor

Rabbi Adam Aranov

Location

Conference Room

Meditate Your Way to Success

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.

 

 

JCC Member: $5     Non Member: $5
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Above and Beyond: The Untold True Story - Film Screening

The untold true story of a group of WWII pilots, mostly Americans, who volunteered to fight for Israel in its War of Independence.

A special RJFF event! 

To purchase tickets please call the Main Desk at 585-461-2000 or visit rjff.org

JCC Member: $8     Non Member: $11
Contact Lori Harter for more information.
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Rosh Chodesh: A Walk for the New Month

Meet at the Main Desk

Join Bev Hillabrandt for a walk on the canal as together we rejuvenate and refresh our spirits and souls as we begin the new Jewish month of Iyar.

 

 

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: Free
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Yom Ha'atzmaut Flag Raising Ceremony

Join us as we salute the Israeli and American flags and celebrate Israel's 67th birthday! 

 

 

 

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: Free
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Yom Ha'atzmaut Pizza Lunch

Menu: cheese pizza, Israeli salad, cold drinks, dessert

 

 

JCC Member: $5     Non Member: $8
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Operation Protective Edge: A Presentation and Discussion

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.

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: Free
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Celebrate, Honor, and Remember: Flag Raising Ceremony

Join us as we salute the American flag and honor our Jewish WWII veterans, 70 years after the end of WWII.  Thank you!

 

 

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: Free
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.



Shavuot: On a Small Mountain Top, the World Changed Forever

Join Rabbi Adam Aranov as he travels the globe witnessing the great impact the values of the Torah have had on our planet.

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: Free
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Days & Times
Fridays
11:15am - 1pm
Wendy Beller-Madway

Instructor

Wendy Beller-Madway

Location

Yoga Studio

Shabbat Yoga

Bring together Jewish spirituality with the practice of yoga.  Suitable for all levels.  Shalom.

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: May use guest pass
Contact Rebecca Schmidt for more information.


Days & Times
Sundays
6:30 - 9pm
Max Steiner

Instructor

Max Steiner

Location

Dance Studio

Israeli Dance for Everyone - Drop in and Dance!

Join us for a weekly Israeli dance session. 

6:30-7pm = Beginners

7-9pm = Open Dancing and Instruction

JCC Member: Free     Non Member: $6
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Days & Times
Tuesdays
10:15am - 11:30am
Beginners
11:30am - 12:30pm
Intensive
Wednesdays
10:30am - 12:30pm
Intermediate and Advanced

Location

Yiddish Culture Center

Yiddish and Yiddishkeit: Language, Literature, and Culture

Nine week sessions begin Tuesday, Jan 20 or Wednesday, Jan 21 

Instructor: Deborah Rothman

Member: $90/session
Non Member: $120/session

Tuesday Session: Beginner and Intensive
10:30am-12:30pm

Yiddish Cultural Center

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.

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Wednesday Session: Intermediate and Advanced
10:30 am-12:30 pm

Yiddish Cultural Center

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.

 

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What a Deal: Sign Up for the Year!

Sign up for all three sessions – fall, winter, and spring – and receive a discount!

Members: $85/session, $255/year Non Members: $110/session, $330/year

 

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.