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The following programs are presented by The Resource Place at the JCC.


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Mar 21 - Aug 15
Wednesday
1pm
Dee Schwartz, Jewish Family Service

Instructor

Dee Schwartz, Jewish Family Service

Caring for a Parent/Loved One Support Group

Get the support you need to help care for your aging parent or loved one.  Pre-registration is required 48 hours prior to a group meeting. Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

 

 

Free for Members
Contact Michele Ruda for more information.


Apr 11 - Jul 11
Wednesday
1 - 2:30pm
Sarah Lipinski, MS, PT, GVPT

Instructor

Sarah Lipinski, MS, PT, GVPT

Adults Living and Thriving- Safety, Stability + Strength

April 11- Oh, My Aching Back

May 9-Pain in the Neck

June 13- Better Balance = Fewer Falls

July 11- Staying Active Despite Arthritis

Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


May 6 - Jun 3
Sunday
10am - 11am
Rabbi Yitzi Shulman

Instructor

Rabbi Yitzi Shulman

The ABCs of Jewish Awareness

Judaism's Six-Point Plan for Success in Life.  Join Rabbi Yitzi Shulman for this exciting four week adult learning series. 

Please note: no class 5/20 due to Shavuot.

In partnership with Ohr Torah, the Outreach Division of Congregation Light of Israel.

$18    Member: $18
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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May 22

Tuesday
7 - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 05/22/2018 7:00pm 05/22/2018 8:30pm America/New_York Corks and Canvas Sip a glass of wine while creating a lovely piece to display. Our instructor will teach you all you need to know to paint a favorite saying for your canvas. All materials are provided and no experience is necessary.Instructor: Allison Roberts

Corks and Canvas

Sip a glass of wine while creating a lovely piece to display. Our instructor will teach you all you need to know to paint a favorite saying for your canvas. All materials are provided and no experience is necessary.
Instructor: Allison Roberts

$25    Member: $20
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.
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Jun 5

Tuesday
7pm

Add to Calendar 06/5/2018 7:00pm 06/5/2018 11:59pm America/New_York Transitions...Decisions Jewish ethics on end-of-life decisions: DNR (do not resuscitate), life support, and burial vs. cremation. What are the principles that guide us in navigating these delicate issues? Please join us for a lecture and Q&A with Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe, Dean of the Institute of American and Talmudic Law in New York, NY. Sponsored by Chabad Lubavitch of Rochester in partnership with the Louis S. Wolk JCC.

Transitions...Decisions

Jewish ethics on end-of-life decisions: DNR (do not resuscitate), life support, and burial vs. cremation. What are the principles that guide us in navigating these delicate issues? Please join us for a lecture and Q&A with Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe, Dean of the Institute of American and Talmudic Law in New York, NY.

Sponsored by Chabad Lubavitch of Rochester in partnership with the Louis S. Wolk JCC.

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Jun 6

Wednesday
7pm

Add to Calendar 06/6/2018 7:00pm 06/6/2018 11:59pm America/New_York Hoffman-Lemish Quartet in Concert An inspiring blend of jazz and Jewish folk melodies. Originating from over 20 years of collecting songs from their shared Israeli and jazz roots, the quartet reimagines beloved Jewish melodies in captivating ways. For more information, contact Joy Getnick at ext. 239 or \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Steve Teitel at \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Co-sponsored by Congregation Beth Hamedresh-Beth Israel, Temple Beth Am, Temple Beth David, Temple Beth El, Temple B'rith Kodesh, Temple Emanu-El, and the Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester.

Hoffman-Lemish Quartet in Concert

An inspiring blend of jazz and Jewish folk melodies. Originating from over 20 years of collecting songs from their shared Israeli and jazz roots, the quartet reimagines beloved Jewish melodies in captivating ways.

For more information, contact Joy Getnick at ext. 239 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Steve Teitel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Co-sponsored by Congregation Beth Hamedresh-Beth Israel, Temple Beth Am, Temple Beth David, Temple Beth El, Temple B'rith Kodesh, Temple Emanu-El, and the Louis S. Wolk JCC of Greater Rochester.

$15    Member: $15
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Jul 16

Monday
1pm

Add to Calendar 07/16/2018 1:00pm 07/16/2018 11:59pm America/New_York Bingo and Banana Splits Join us for a fun day of bingo and fabulous prizes along with a make your own sundae bar! Registration is required. $5 per Bingo Card

Bingo and Banana Splits

Join us for a fun day of bingo and fabulous prizes along with a make your own sundae bar! Registration is required.

$5 per Bingo Card

$5+    $5+
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.
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Jul 19

Thursday
5 - 6:30pm

Add to Calendar 07/19/2018 5:00pm 07/19/2018 6:30pm America/New_York Happy Hour with Live Music! Enjoy the fun folk tunes of Rochester's own Warren Paul.   Free, Tips for the musician appreciated.

Happy Hour with Live Music!

Enjoy the fun folk tunes of Rochester's own Warren Paul.  

Free, Tips for the musician appreciated.

Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


Jul 28 - Jul 29
Sunday
1 - 5pm
Saturday
7pm

Rikud Rochester Israeli Dance Workshop

Join together with dancers from the US and Canada for our 21st Annual Israeli Dance Marathon with guest programmer/teacher Ken Avner. Come to dance your favorites and learn the latest hits from the Memorial Day camps in our relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Please note that the Sunday night dinner will be served between the conclusion of the workshop on Sunday afternoon the start of our regular Sunday evening session at 6:30pm.

Saturday: 7pm-2am: $30
Sunday: 1-5pm: $25
Entire weekend: $50                                                                                                                        Sunday supper: $10

Register for Saturday

Register for Sunday

Register for Sunday Dinner

Register for Full Weekend

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Days & Times
First and Third Fridays of each month

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Coordinated Care Services, Inc. can assist you with the health insurance enrollment process through New York State of Health, the Official Health Plan Marketplace.  Appointments may be made at the JCC for the first and third Friday of each month as well as the third Thursday from 4-8pm.  For an appointment, call 613-7662.

FREE

Free for Members


Hachnasat Orchim

Help fulfill the Mitzvah of Hachnasat Orchim (welcoming guests)

Are you willing to open your home during secular and Jewish holidays to those new to the area or don't have family nearby?  If so, call Michele Ruda Leve, LMSW.  You may be asked to provide transportation.  Thank you for your kindness!

Free for Members
Contact Michele Ruda for more information.


Days & Times
Mondays
10:15am - 11:45am

Musical Mondays with Mike Miller

Join Mike and the piano in the Fireside Lounge every Monday from 10:15-11:45am. to sing everything from show tunes to old standards.  Lyric sheets are provided.  

FREE

Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


Days & Times
Thursdays
12pm

Congregatings: A Community Brown-Bag Lunch and Learn Series for Adults

The JCC is pleased to be participating in a newly expanded community brown-bag lunch and learn series for adults. This group, an outgrowth of the “TBKers” from Temple B’rith Kodesh, meets monthly for engaging conversations and presentations on a great variety of topics. All are welcome.

Most meetings take place in the Adult Lounge at Temple B’rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester NY 14618. Please see full calendar below or on-line at: http://www.tbk.org/community2/congregatings

The group requests that, in the spirit of the law of kashrut, brown-bag lunches exclude pork and shellfish products as well as food items that mix meat and dairy ingredients.

Upcoming programs include:

April 26 “Alzheimer's” with a speaker from the Alzheimer's Association linked to the Friday evening service on the 27th. Brown bag lunch at noon in the Adult Lounge, program at 12:15.

May 10 Current Events; Topic to be determined by Scott Fybush/Stu Berger; brown bag lunch** at 11:30 am, discussion at 12:00 noon in the Adult Lounge of TBK.

May 24 “Flower City Cohousing: A Dynamic and Caring Intentional Community” by Jane Bleeg, coordinator of Flower City Cohousing; brown bag lunch at noon in the Adult Lounge, program at 12:15.

June 14 Current Events; Topic to be determined by Scott Fybush/Stu Berger; brown bag lunch** at 11:30 am, discussion at 12:00 noon in the Adult Lounge of TBK.

June 28 Topic to be determined; brown bag lunch at noon in the Adult Lounge, program at 12:15.

 

 

 

Free    Free for Members


Days & Times
Wednesdays
9am - 1pm
Nadia Sanow

Instructor

Nadia Sanow

Marquetry

Marquetry is art made from wood veneer glued together to forma picture or pattern.  Drop-in to learn this craft or work on a project.  

$20    Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


Days & Times
Third Sundays of each month
9:30am - 11am

Parenting Village Drop-In Support Group

This parent support group, known as the “School-Age Circle” welcomes anyone to join whether you find yourself struggling and are in need of extra support or merely want connection and social time with other parents- this inclusive environment is open to all! Your children have the opportunity to go to SiiterService or the JCC’s Play Gym while you are attending the group.

Free, donation appreciated.

Free for Members
Contact Michele Ruda for more information.


Days & Times
Mondays
10am - 2pm
Allison Roberts

Instructor

Allison Roberts

Art of Painting

Work in the medium of your choice and enjoy demonstrations from guest artists.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  Painting coupon booklets must be purchased at the Main Desk. 

 

$88/11 weeks    Member: $55/11 weeks

Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


Days & Times
Fridays
1 - 2pm

Ask the Expert, A Free Speaker Series

Fridays, April 13, 20 1pm
Conference Room

April 13- Remembering MLK 50 Years later
Facilitator: Joy Getnick, PhD. Director of Jewish Life, JCC
It's been 50 years since the assassination of MLK Jr. With that great loss came significant changes in the American Civil Rights Movement. This also changed the role of American Jews. Come explore the history of MLK Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement during this pivotal era and beyond.

April 20- President Trump, Could We Ask for Anything More?
A discussion of Trump’s consistently low poll standings and how it could change with differences in the way he is performing as president.
Facilitator: Alan Shank, Osher @ RIT Presidential Leadership class leader

Call or e-mail to reserve your spot for one or all of these free speakers. Ext 232 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.
Register Now

Starting Jun 4, 2018
Mondays
1 - 2pm

Ask the Expert

June 4 – Mealtime Madness
Family dinners can be a very important part of the day, they can also be very stressful or difficult to make happen. Research shows that children benefit socially and emotionally from eating dinners together as a family. Gather for support and strategies to discuss how to feel more sane and make the most out of this important family time.
Facilitator: Rhea Zweifler

June 11-How to Research and Document Your Family History: Jewish Geneology
Starting with information that you know about yourself and your immediate family, the goal is to rediscover our ancestor’s history from the time they came to the United States as well as the the “Old Country”. We will discuss resources available that will assist in finding records that may have gotten lost during the Holocaust.
Facilitator: Nolan Altman, JewishGen (The Home of Jewish Geneology)

June 18- Out of Africa
Enjoy the splendors of South Africa and Victoria Falls as I share with you my experiences and tales while traveling and on safari in South Africa. We will visit the beautiful city of Cape Town and ascend Table Top Mountain that affords stunning views of the city. We will take a boat ride to Robbens Island and stand in the cell that was home for Nelson Mandela for 18 years. At the beach we will hobnob with the inhabitants of the nearby African Penguin Colony. With the help of rangers and trackers we will get up close and personal with the big game in the Krueger National Park wildlife preserve. I will share with you’re the breathtaking scenery of the bush and the spectacular Victoria Falls.
Facilitator: Bob Vukosic, Osher @ RIT Presidential Leadership class leader

June 25- Navigating Relationships with Your Adult Children
We will reflect on the relationships with our parents and talk about the good and not so good parts of parenting adult children. How do we share advice, affection and deal with ideas and values that have been passed on from our parents.
Facilitator: Gary Updyke, M.A.

Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.
Register Now

Starting Jun 5, 2018
Tuesdays
1 - 2:30pm
Sarah Lipinksi, MS, PT, GVPT

Instructor

Sarah Lipinksi, MS, PT, GVPT

Adults Living and Thriving-Nutrition + Wellness

 

June 5: Aging Gracefully
June 12: Top Tips for Healthy Living
July 10: Foods for Aching Joints
July 17: Decoding Food Labels

Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.