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


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Jun 21 - Jul 19
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 Leve for more information.


Jun 28 - Aug 2
Wednesday
9:30am - 11am
Rishi Hein

Instructor

Rishi Hein

Babyccino

A chic meet for parents and their tots, ages 0-3 yrs (caregivers welcome too!) At Babyccino, we venture into a place where parenthood and childhood happily intersect in a warm Jewish atmosphere. It’s an hour filled with music, rhythm, sensory exploration, giggles and bonding.

Babyccino is co-sponsored by Pittsford Chabad, The Resource Place, and PJ Library

$10/Class   $50/6 Classes

Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.
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Jul 27

Thursday
6 - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 27/07/2017 6:00pm 27/07/2017 8:30pm America/New_York 20-30 Somethings Happy Hour POOLSIDE with Live Music! Bring some friends and join us for great live music, hors d'oeuvrs and giveaways! You can enjoy an evening on our outdoor patio while sipping a cocktail. The price also includes 2 drink tickets. Co-Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Rochester

20-30 Somethings Happy Hour POOLSIDE with Live Music!

Bring some friends and join us for great live music, hors d'oeuvrs and giveaways! You can enjoy an evening on our outdoor patio while sipping a cocktail. The price also includes 2 drink tickets.

Co-Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Rochester

$15    Member: $10
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.
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Aug 2

Wednesday
1pm

Add to Calendar 02/08/2017 1:00pm 02/08/2017 11:59pm America/New_York 25 Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Health Do you ever wonder which health tips actually work? Learn 25 different, simple changes you can start doing TODAY to make a positive and beneficial impact to your health and well-being. Can you guess tip #1?

25 Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Health

Do you ever wonder which health tips actually work? Learn 25 different, simple changes you can start doing TODAY to make a positive and beneficial impact to your health and well-being. Can you guess tip #1?

$25    Member: $20
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.
Register Now

Aug 3

Thursday
1am - 8pm

Add to Calendar 03/08/2017 1:00am 03/08/2017 8:00pm America/New_York JCC Artist Showcase If you are an artist or appreciate art, come check this out! The JCC Art of Painting Class, Marquetry Class, Crafting Class and Figure Drawing class, plus others will have pieces on display. Ask questions about the artists, their work, or the class. Some pieces will be available for purchase.

JCC Artist Showcase

If you are an artist or appreciate art, come check this out! The JCC Art of Painting Class, Marquetry Class, Crafting Class and Figure Drawing class, plus others will have pieces on display. Ask questions about the artists, their work, or the class. Some pieces will be available for purchase.

Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


Aug 10

Thursday
9am - 4pm

Add to Calendar 10/08/2017 9:00am 10/08/2017 4:00pm America/New_York Casino Day Trip to Del Lago Casino Take your chances to win big at the Del Lago Casino and Resort. We will board a bus via Star Travel and Tours and head to Waterloo to try our luck. Cost includes transportation, lunch buffet and $20 free play money. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, JULY 24. SPOTS ARE LIMITED!

Casino Day Trip to Del Lago Casino

Take your chances to win big at the Del Lago Casino and Resort. We will board a bus via Star Travel and Tours and head to Waterloo to try our luck. Cost includes transportation, lunch buffet and $20 free play money. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY, JULY 24. SPOTS ARE LIMITED!

$60    Member: $55
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.
Register Now

Aug 17

Thursday
12pm

Add to Calendar 17/08/2017 12:00pm 17/08/2017 11:59pm America/New_York Senior Picnic by the Pool Join us for lunch and fun! Musical guests Jean and Jerry Warren will sing and play guitar to your favorite tunes from the 40’s-70’s. Bring a friend and be entered into a drawing to win a spectacular prize!

Senior Picnic by the Pool

Join us for lunch and fun! Musical guests Jean and Jerry Warren will sing and play guitar to your favorite tunes from the 40’s-70’s. Bring a friend and be entered into a drawing to win a spectacular prize!

$10    Member: $8
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.
Register Now

Sep 5 - Sep 19
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

High Holiday Display

Did you know that the Rochester Jewish community offers over a dozen options for High Holiday services? Come explore the many different ways to connect with Jewish community during the High Holiday season.

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Sep 5 - Sep 26
Tuesday
7:30 - 8:30pm
Rabbi Daniel Schon

Instructor

Rabbi Daniel Schon

Jewish Meditation

Explore ancient Jewish mystical concepts that will help infuse spirituality and wellness into all areas of your life. Learn practical techniques to help live life to its fullest.

$25    Member: $25
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Sep 13

Wednesday
12 - 6pm

Add to Calendar 13/09/2017 12:00pm 13/09/2017 6:00pm America/New_York Holidays in the Hallways Stop on by and chat with Joy Getnick, Director of Jewish Life, and Michele Ruda, Director of the Resource Place. Pick-up tips, ideas, resources, and treats to help bring the magic of the fall holidays into your home. **Timing is 12-1pm and 5-6pm.

Holidays in the Hallways

Stop on by and chat with Joy Getnick, Director of Jewish Life, and Michele Ruda, Director of the Resource Place. Pick-up tips, ideas, resources, and treats to help bring the magic of the fall holidays into your home.

**Timing is 12-1pm and 5-6pm.

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Sep 17 - Sep 17
Sunday
3 - 4pm

Sunday Family Fun with PJ Library

Sunday Family Fun with PJ Library! Join PJ Library for the 3rd Sunday afternoon every month from 3-4pm! Each Sunday will be filled with stories, crafts, games and a snack. All ages welcome! Free to participate.

September 17th: Rosh Hashanah

October 15th: Shalom Bayit – Peace in the home

November 19th: No PJ program this month – attend the TYKE’s performance of Guess How Much I Love You

December 17th: Hanukkah

For more information, contact Joy Getnick or Biffy Borg at 461-0490 ext. 8651 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Oct 1

Sunday
10am - 3pm

Add to Calendar 01/10/2017 10:00am 01/10/2017 3:00pm America/New_York The Israeli Sukkah Shuk It’s back! Stop by our Israel-inspired shuk (marketplace) and revel in the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of the Sukkot holiday. Purchase a lulav and etrog (traditional Sukkot ritual objects), fall harvest favorites, assorted foods and sweets, Judaica, and more. Pick up information on Sukkot and the many ways to celebrate here in Jewish Rochester, and get tips on how to bring the joy of Sukkot into your home. All are welcome! A partner program with Ohr Torah – the outreach division of Congregation Light of Israel

The Israeli Sukkah Shuk

It’s back! Stop by our Israel-inspired shuk (marketplace) and revel in the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of the Sukkot holiday. Purchase a lulav and etrog (traditional Sukkot ritual objects), fall harvest favorites, assorted foods and sweets, Judaica, and more. Pick up information on Sukkot and the many ways to celebrate here in Jewish Rochester, and get tips on how to bring the joy of Sukkot into your home. All are welcome!

A partner program with Ohr Torah – the outreach division of Congregation Light of Israel

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Oct 4 - Oct 11
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

The JCC Sukkah - Open and Welcoming to All

The JCC is proud to again welcome the community into the JCC sukkah. The sukkah will be available for use in the JCC Courtyard from October 4-11, whenever the JCC is open. A lulav and etrog (Sukkot ritual objects) set will be available at the JCC Main Desk, and blessings and directions outlining their traditional use will be posted in the sukkah. Make your visit a picnic! Order from Harvest Eatery and enjoy your meal outside.

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Oct 10 - Dec 12
Tuesday
10:30am - 12:30pm
Deborah Rothman

Instructor

Deborah Rothman

Yiddish and Yiddishkeit: Language, Literature, and Culture

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

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 to register this way.

$120    Member: $90
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Oct 16 - Oct 30
Monday
10am - 11am
Joy Getnick

Instructor

Joy Getnick

Writing Your Own Ethical Will

An ethical will is a non-legal document designed to help pass ethical values and wisdom from one generation to the next. This class will provide tips and pointers for how to draft one of your own. Some class time will be spent supporting each other with the brainstorming and writing process. Supplemental readings and sample ethical wills provided.

$25    Member: $25
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Oct 30

Monday
7pm

Add to Calendar 30/10/2017 7:00pm 30/10/2017 11:59pm America/New_York Israel at 70: An Evening with Neil Lazarus Join us for the kick off our "Israel @ 70" series with Neil Lazarus, internationally acclaimed expert on the Middle East, Israeli politics and public diplomacy. Author of the book The New Five Rules of Effective Israel Advocacy, Mr. Lazarus delivers a dynamic multi-media presentation that informs and challenges a wide range of audiences with a style that is consistently interesting, engaging, and fun. In partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester.

Israel at 70: An Evening with Neil Lazarus

Join us for the kick off our "Israel @ 70" series with Neil Lazarus, internationally acclaimed expert on the Middle East, Israeli politics and public diplomacy. Author of the book The New Five Rules of Effective Israel Advocacy, Mr. Lazarus delivers a dynamic multi-media presentation that informs and challenges a wide range of audiences with a style that is consistently interesting, engaging, and fun.

In partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester.

Contact Joy Getnick for more information.


Nov 1 - Nov 22
Wednesday
7 - 8pm
Rabbi Dovid Mochkin

Instructor

Rabbi Dovid Mochkin

Learn to Read Hebrew in Just FOUR Weeks!

Ever feel lost at the services because you can’t follow Hebrew? Planning on visiting Israel and want to read the street signs? Want to study the Torah in its original language? Then this time proven course is for you! Flash cards (for you to keep) provided and included.

$35    Member: $35
Contact Joy Getnick for more information.
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Days & Times
Mondays
10am - 2pm
Allison Roberts

Instructor

Allison Roberts

The Art of Painting

Have you always wanted to paint, or are you a more experienced artist seeking inspiration from like-minded friends? Work in the media of your choice from acrylics, oils, water color, and colored pencils to mixed media and enjoy demonstrations from guest artists. All ages and abilities are welcome. Painting coupon booklets must be purchased at the Main Desk to enter the class.

$88    Member: $55
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.


Days & Times
First and Second and Third and Fourth and Fifth Tuesdays 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


Days & Times
Tuesdays of each month

Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program

The H.I.I.C.A.P. (Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program) is available at the JCC, co-sponsored by New York State, Monroe County Offices for the Aging, and the Monroe County Medical Society. Trained volunteer counselors offer accurate and objective information, counseling, assistance and advocacy relating to Medicare, private health insurance, and related health coverage plans for Medicare beneficiaries, their representatives, or persons soon to be eligible for Medicare. This service is free and confidential.

We can help with:

Filing an insurance claimUnderstanding your medical billsChoosing the right policy for your specific needsMaking an appeal to MedicarePrescription drug coverage (e.g. EPIC)Long-term care insurance for nursing home and home care

H.I.I.C.A.P.'s counselors can provide you with any of the above assistance. Call Michele Ruda Leve at 461-2000, ext. 232 for further information or to arrange a confidential appointment.

Free for Members
Contact Michele Ruda Leve for more information.


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 Leve 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.

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.

Summer 2017 programs to date:

June 8: “Current Status of Israel and its Neighbors” based upon Dr. Ayala Emmett's recent trip to Israel- moderated by Dr. Emmett and Scott Fybush.  Brown bag lunch, at 11:30 am, discussion at 12:00 noon in the Adult Lounge of TBK

June 15: Temple Beth El Hazak program titled “A Memoir of Being Born in a DP Camp” by Maya Brown at 1:15 in the Beit Cafe of Temple Beth El, 139 Winton Road South, Rochester NY 14610.

June 22 "We Plan....God Laughs: Stories of Being Jewish in Japan” by Rabbi Rachel Smookler. Brown bag lunch at 12:00 noon in the Adult Lounge of TBK.

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
Thursdays
1 - 5pm

Ask the Expert, a Free Summer Speaker Series

July 6- Super Noggin- A Brain Fitness Program
Join us to learn how to keep our minds sharp as we practice healthy new lifestyle habits and brain fitness exercises. We will also have an opportunity to hear more about the Super Noggin Brain Fitness Program.
Facilitator: Emily Krohn, LCSW-R, CDP, Owner Connection Compass, Certified Super Noggin Instructor
July 13-Anti-Scam and Identity Security
A workshop to help consumers spot scams and avoid fraud will be facilitated by Lifespan. Learn how to protect yourself and those around you.
Facilitator: Leita King, Life Span
July 20- Rochester Person’s of Interest
Rochester is a fascinating city with rich history. Learn about the influential people who made it this way.
Facilitator: Bob Vukosic

Call or e-mail to reserve your spot for one or all of these free summer speakers.

Free for Members
Contact Carrie Dengler for more information.