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Community

Sources of Connection

The JCC collaborates with local organizations and nonprofits to create and foster deeper relationships and connections with our members and the Greater Rochester Jewish community. Through these partnerships, we extend the Mission of the JCC to reach more people.  Please never hesitate to contact Joy Getnick, JCC Senior Director for Jewish Life and Adult Enrichment, with questions about accessing the larger Rochester Jewish community and all it has to offer.

Agencies

Synagogues

Kosher Food Establishments

JCC Gives Back - Do a Mitzvah

The JCC is proud to help connect those who seek to give with those who need to receive.  In addition to our on-going donation drives, please note opportunities to give back through upcoming special community events, and through additional special drives posted seasonally.

Donations

Programs

Volunteer

The JCC is always seeking volunteers to help throughout the agency.  Please contact Michele Ruda to learn more and get involved.  Thank you!

Community Events

The JCC is honored to be the home of many community events and celebrations, as well as a place for support in times of need.  The below programs include upcoming community holiday celebrations and support programming.  Please also see Adult Enrichment for a full listing of upcoming programs and events.

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Jewish Bereavement and Support Group

Find hope and healing after loss.

Sponsored by Jewish Family Services

Instructor: JFS staff

Location: Lipson Lounge

For more information, contact: Joy Getnick

Ongoing
12:30-2pm

No registration required.

Monday 12:30-2pm
Feb 18, 2019 - Dec 29, 2025

Purim Food Drive

One of the four mitzvot (commandments) associated with the Jewish holiday of Purim is to give food to the needy. Fulfill this mitzvah by contributing to our Brighton Food Cupboard food drive! Barrel located near the JCC Main Desk.

For more information, contact: Joy Getnick

Thursday Feb 21 - Friday Mar 22
12am

No registration required.

12am
Feb 21 - Mar 22

NYS Health Marketplace

The JCC is a sign-up location for health insurance through the NYS Marketplace. Call CCSI at 613-7662 to make an appointment.

Instructor: CCSI

Location: Yiddish Culture Center

For more information, contact: Joy Getnick

Thursday Feb 21, 2019 - Wednesday Dec 31, 2025
12am

No registration required.

12am
Feb 21, 2019 - Dec 31, 2025

Yom HaShoah: Annual Community Holocaust Remembrance Program

Please join us for this annual commemorative event featuring keynote speaker, Nurit Fischer Shemer, expert on the effects of multigenerational trauma.

Sponsored by the Center for Holocaust Awareness and Information (CHAI) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester

Instructor: Bonnie Abrams

Location: Auditoriums

For more information, contact: Joy Getnick

Wednesday May 1
7pm

No registration required.

Wednesday 7pm
May 1

Yom HaZikaron

Annual community remembrance ceremony to honor Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror.

Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester

Please note: This event is being held at Congregation Beth Sholom

Instructor: Michal Spivak

For more information, contact: Joy Getnick

Wednesday May 8
7pm

No registration required.

Wednesday 7pm
May 8

Yom Ha'atzmaut

Community celebration of 71 years of Israel's independence.

Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester

Instructor: Michal Spivak

Location: Auditoriums

For more information, contact: Joy Getnick

Thursday May 9
12am

No registration required.

Thursday 12am
May 9