Adult

Spring 2019 Programs & Events

Learn new skills, discuss current events, discover your inner artist, improve your health and wellness, and make new friends. Participants include adults at every age and stage of life: young singles and couples, new parents, empty nesters, and seniors.

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The Art of Painting: Spring 2019

An open studio for painters of all levels and all medium, with instructor support available for questions and guidance. A great opportunity to meet other painters and learn new techniques.
Please note: No class May 27

Instructor: Allison Roberts

Location: Art Studio

For more information, contact: Joy Getnick

Monday Mar 4 - Monday Apr 22
10am-2pm

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Monday Apr 29 - Monday Jun 24
10am-2pm

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Monday 10am-2pm
Mar 4 - Apr 22
Apr 29 - Jun 24

Mindful Parenting

Learn brief and practical mindfulness awareness practices that nurture patience, calm, and resilience for you and your kids.
For parents with kids of all ages and stages.

Instructor: Pamela Pollack, Certified Mindfulness Teacher

Location: Yiddish Culture Center

For more information, contact: Joy Getnick

Monday Mar 4 - Monday Mar 25
11:45am-12:45pm

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Monday 11:45am-12:45pm
Mar 4 - Mar 25

AARP Safe Driver's Class - Spring 2019

Earn discounts on your auto insurance with the NYS approved driver safety course. Payment must be made by check to AARP on the first day of class. Must attend both days.
$25 AARP Member: $20

Instructor: Patrick Fox

Location: Conference Room

For more information, contact: Joy Getnick

Monday Apr 8 - Wednesday Apr 10
9am-12pm

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Monday May 13 - Wednesday May 15
9am-12pm

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Monday, Wednesday 9am-12pm
Apr 8 - Apr 10
May 13 - May 15

Yiddish Dancing Workshop

How Bubbe and Zayde danced at weddings and bnei mitzvah: Learn bulgar, zhok, and freylekhs to LIVE music performed by the Temple Sinai Klezmer Band. Come to dance; come to listen and watch!

Instructor: Esther Brill & RJ Ruble of "Can-Do" Dancing

Location: Auditorium B

For more information, contact: Joy Getnick

Sunday Mar 24
2-3:30pm

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Sunday 2-3:30pm
Mar 24

Yiddish and Yiddishkeit: Language, Literature, and Culture - Spring 2019

Discover the world of Yiddish in this Yiddish language course for intermediate and advanced learners.

Instructor: Deborah Rothman

For more information, contact: Joy Getnick

Tuesday Mar 26 - Tuesday Jun 4
10:30am-12:30pm

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Tuesday 10:30am-12:30pm
Mar 26 - Jun 4

Model Matzah Bakery

An annual tradition! The Bakery will be open tot he public on Sunday, March 31, with sessions at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Group and school presentations can also be arranged. To arrange a private tour or reserve your spot on March 31 please call Rabbi Vogel at 271-0330.

A program of Chabad Lubavitch of Rochester in partnership with the JCC

Instructor: Chabad Lubavitch of Rochester

Location: Auditorium A

For more information, contact: Joy Getnick

Wednesday Mar 27 - Wednesday Apr 3
12am

No registration required.

12am
Mar 27 - Apr 3

Stroke Treatment in 2019

An educational program featuring the latest available treatments for stroke and how they greatly impact recovery.

Presenters: Rochester General Hospital's Dr. Chris Burke, Chief of Neurological Services, and Dr. Jay morrow, Neuro-interventionalist.

Sponsored by Rochester Regional Health

Location: Auditorium C

For more information, contact: Joy Getnick

Tuesday Apr 9
1pm

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Tuesday 1pm
Apr 9

Knitting: Learn to Knit (Beginner)

Learn the knit stitch, the purl stitch, and how to cast-on and bind-off stitches. Leave with basic knitting skills.

Materials: Please either bring the below materials, or $10 to purchase a supply kit (needles and yarn) from the instructor.
1) Worsted weight scrap yarn (approx 200 yards)
2) Straight knitting needs in a size matching yarn requirements

Instructor: Susie Zanni, former owner of The Yarne Source

Location: Room 2

For more information, contact: Joy Getnick

Tuesday Apr 9 - Tuesday Apr 16
1-3pm

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Tuesday 1-3pm
Apr 9 - Apr 16

Knitting: Knit a Simple Shawl (Intermediate)

Learn how to knit the LaLa shawl which is a simple knit pattern with a bit of texture and lace.

Materials: Please either bring the below materials, or $20 to purchase a supply kit (needles and yarn) from the instructor.
1) Variegated worsted weight yarn (approx 400 yards)
2) Circular knitting needs in a size matching yarn requirements

Instructor: Susie Zanni, former owner of The Yarne Source

Location: Room 2

For more information, contact: Joy Getnick

Tuesday Apr 23 - Tuesday Apr 30
1-3pm

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Tuesday 1-3pm
Apr 23 - Apr 30

Beginner Digital Photography

Learn how to use your digital camera and explore the world of digital photography. Students must bring their own digital camera with manual (cameras with manual mode option preferred).

Instructor: Dave Valvo

Location: Yiddish Culture Center

For more information, contact: Joy Getnick

Wednesday May 1 - Wednesday Jun 19
1-3pm

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Wednesday 1-3pm
May 1 - Jun 19

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

Open Craft Studio Spring Sale

The spring sale of our Thursday Open Craft Studio group.

Instructor: Norma Gingold

Location: Auditorium C

For more information, contact: Joy Getnick

Monday May 6 - Tuesday May 7
10am-4pm

No registration required.

Monday, Tuesday 10am-4pm
May 6 - May 7

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Come help save a life! Advance registration preferred via 1-800-RED-CROS (1-800-733-2767). Walk-ins welcome.

Location: Auditorium A

For more information, contact: Joy Getnick

Monday May 6
2-7pm

No registration required.

Monday 2-7pm
May 6

Emotional Intelligence: An Introduction

An introduction to Emotional Intelligence (EI) within the context of cutting-edge theorists who developed the construct. Come learn what EI is, and how it can assist in more effective living.

Instructor: Gary Updyke

Location: Auditorium A

For more information, contact: Joy Getnick

Tuesday May 7
1pm

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Tuesday 1pm
May 7

Crochet: Learn to Crochet (Beginner)

Learn the single crochet stitch, the half-double and double crochet stitches, how to cast on (chain stitches) and beginner row (turning stitches). Leave with basic crochet skills.

Materials: Please either bring the below materials, or $10 to purchase a supply kit (needles and yarn) from the instructor.
1) Worsted weight scrap yarn (approx 200 yards)
2) Crochet hooks in ONE of the following sizes: G, H, or I

Instructor: Susie Zanni, former owner of The Yarne Source

Location: Room 2

For more information, contact: Joy Getnick

Tuesday May 7 - Tuesday May 14
1-3pm

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Tuesday 1-3pm
May 7 - May 14

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

Crochet: Crochet a Granny Square (Intermediate)

Learn to crochet a "granny square" - a type of crocheted square. Class time will focus on the main structure and work of the classic crochet granny square in the round using double crochet stitches and working in clusters with chain stitches separating the sets. We'll also discuss the many variations of the "granny."

Materials: Please either bring the below materials, or $12 to purchase a supply kit (needles and yarn) from the instructor.
1) Worsted weight scrap yarn in two colorways (approx 300 yards)
2) Crochet hooks in ONE of the following sizes: G, H, or I

Instructor: Susie Zanni, former owner of The Yarne Source

Location: Room 2

For more information, contact: Joy Getnick

Tuesday May 21 - Tuesday May 28
1-3pm

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Tuesday 1-3pm
May 21 - May 28