For programs with course #s, register using the login/register button on the right of this page. For programs without course #s, RSVP to Simone Klein at 908-889-8800 x214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Bach to Sinatra Music Appreciation Series
Tuesdays • 10:00 – 11:15 A
This high level music appreciation program with Thomas Elefant, conductor/musician explores music through a wide repertoire. Sponsored by Elinor and Leonard Goldman. Member: FREE, Community Participant: $4/session • lunch additional $3.50 • reservation the Wednesday before each program.
March 18 – The Thrill of the Trill and Other Ornaments
April 8 – Tension and Release in Music
May 20 – Sublime Melodies
June 17 – Rhythm
Jews on Trial
Wednesdays • 11:15 A – 12:15 P
This program spotlights Jews who were put on trial for various offenses throughout history. We examine each case, learn about the verdicts and discuss whether the Jews were treated fairly. Led by Irwin Katz, educator.
Member: FREE, Community Participant: $4/session • lunch additional $3.50 • reservation the Wednesday before each program
March 26 - U.S. vs. Jonathan Pollard
May 28 - Irving vs. Penguin Books
Visit with Anais Lieberman, Young Israel Emissary
Tuesday, March 11 • 10:15 – 11:15 A
Come learn more about life in Israel today as seen through the eyes of Anais Lieberman, who is part of the Rishonim program in the Greater MetroWest Community. Anais has deferred her army service by one year to serve as an ambassador of their country. Come meet Anais, learn more about her, her family and life in Israel.
Member: $3.50, Community Participant: $8 • cost includes lunch • reservation needed by Wednesday, March 5
Interventions for Alzheimer’s Disease: The Old, the New and the Hope for the Future with Dr. Michelle Papka
Wednesday, March 12 • 11:15 A – 1:00 P
Have you ever wondered whether memory loss is simply due to aging or if it could be indicative of a more serious problem? Is it worth getting an evaluation and diagnosis? Is there anything that can be done anyway? Find out the answers to these and other questions. Dr. Michelle Papka, a specialist in Alzheimer’s disease and age-related dementias, will talk about the first diagnosed case of Alzheimer’s Disease, current data, diagnostic criteria and treatments.
Member and Community Participant: FREE • lunch $3.50 • reservation by Wednesday, March 5
Monday, March 24 and 31 • 10:15 – 11:15 A
Jews have a traditional obligation to transmit our heritage from l’dor v’dor (from generation to generation) to assure continuity. Stanley Bergman will share with us the proper way to secure our documents and memorabilia and how to create a questionnaire to answer your grandchildren’s questions.
Member: FREE, Community Participant: $5/session • Lunch: $3.50 • reservation by preceding Wednesday
Celebrate Passover with Cantor Walton
Wednesday, April 9 • 11:00 A – 1:00 P
Passover is all about tradition and our JCC Senior Adult tradition is to enjoy a Passover Seder led by Cantor Walton, highlighted by beautiful cantorial music and a delicious traditional Seder lunch.
Member: $7, Community Participant: $10 • cost includes lunch • reservation by Wednesday, April 2
What’s More Jewish Than Comedy?
Monday, April 7 • 11: 15 A – 1:00 P
Stand-up comedian Shaun Eli finds hilarity in the ordinary and always has a hilarious story at the ready. Jay Leno says, “Shaun writes the kind of smart comedy I like to use in my opening monologue.” Sponsored by Bari Rifkin in honor of her father Arthur Rifkin’s birthday.
Member: $3.50, Community Participant: $8 • cost includes lunch • reservation by Wednesday, April 2
Learn and Lunch
Memoir of an Independent Woman: An Unconventional Life Well Lived with author Tania Grossinger 25042-05 • Tuesday, April 29 • 11:00 A – 1:00 P
After spending her childhood at the famous Grossinger’s resort in the Catskills, Tania Grossinger was the publicist for the groundbreaking The Feminine Mystique, spent seven years as the Director of Broadcast Promotion for Playboy Magazine and the Playboy Club, did PR for the $64,000 Question, lived in Mexico and rubbed shoulders with Ayn Rand, Timothy Leary, Jackie Robinson and Hugh Hefner. Come hear her colored story. www.taniagrossinger.com
Learn only – Member: FREE, Community Participant: $8 Learn and Lunch – Member: $3.50, Community Participant: $11.50 • reservation by Wednesday, April 23
Man of a Thousand Voices: Julian Fortune
Wednesday, April 30 • 11:00 A – 1:00 P
Back by popular demand, Julian will delight us with his impressions of famous singers including Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Elvis and Johnny Mathis. Sponsored by the Bouer Family in honor of their mother Eleanor Bouer’s birthday. Member: $3.50, Community Participant: $8 • cost includes lunch • reservation by Wednesday, April 23
Monday, May 12 • 11:00 A – 1:00 P
Watch historical impressionist Peter Small bring Moses, the Lawgiver, to life. See how Moses managed to lead the Israelites from slavery to freedom and how through divine revelation and inspiration, he presented the Ten Commandments to his people. Includes Q & A with Moses! Sponsored by Janet and Tony Mayer in honor of their mother Hansy Mayer.
Member: $3.50 , Community Participant: $8 • cost includes lunch • reservation by Wednesday, May 7
Wednesday, May 21 • 11:15 A – 1:00 P
Elizabeth Miller, who has a Masters in Public Health, will share her expertise about ways to live longer and healthier.
Member: $3.50, Community Participant: $8 • cost includes lunch • reservation by Wednesday, May 14
The Levins - 2011 Winners Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Competition
Wednesday, June 18 • 11:00 A – 1:00 P
Ira and Julia Levin combine harmo- ny-driven acoustic folk rock with wistful overtones of the 1930s with the intention of putting a smile on your face. Original tunes, guitar, piano and voices provide a full sound with unexpected harmonies and unique arrangements. Sponsored by Atria Senior Living, Cranford.
Member: $3.50, Community Participant: $8 • cost includes lunch • reservation needed by Wednesday, June 11
Activities at the J
Sixty+ Men’s Club
3rd Thursday of the month • 10:00 – 11:30 A
Meet with other men once a month at The West 22 Diner, 272 Route 22 in Springfield, and discuss whatever is on your mind: sports, politics, family, you name it! Together you can plan and enjoy group outings. Tom Shanker is the Group Facilitator. Pay for your own breakfast. No advance reservation needed. For more information on the Sixty+Men's Club, contact Tom Shanker at 908-353-6832.
Mah Jong for Advanced Beginners with Instructor Erica Needle
26016-02 • Classes underway • 1:00 – 3:00 P
Join us for this class designed for those who know some of the basics but want to continue to learn and improve their skills. It’s always a fun afternoon!
Member: $60, Community Participant: $72
Supervised Play with Instructor Gil Hollander
26014-02 • Classes underway • 9:45 – 11:45 A
Bid, play and critique hands which have been prepared in advance and designed to help you improve your bidding and playing.
Member: $60, Community Participant: $72
Improve Your Bridge with Instructor Gil Hollander
26015-02 • Classes underway • 7:15 – 9:15 P
Designed for those who understand the basics of the game, but want to improve their understanding of how to properly bid the hand and learn techniques to improve how they play the cards. Thiscourse is suitable for those who play casually, those who are not very experienced and those who previously played and would like to return to the game. Time will be divided between instruction and supervised play.
Member: $60, Community Participant: $72
“Care” to Knit?
First Monday of each month • 7:30 – 9:00 P
Come improve your knitting skills in the company of fellow knitters and friends and do a mitzvah to boot! Grab your needles and your yarn “stash” and knit/crochet hats, baby blankets, scarves etc. for donation to worthy causes. Do something you love, socialize and benefit those in need. For further information, contact Beth Zaksenberg at email@example.com. FREE
Fitness and Wellness For Active Adults and Seniors
Group Exercise Classes
Many of these classes are perfect to help stay fit and limber!
Lo-Impact Cardio Fusion • Tai Chi • Gentle Yoga • Adult swim classes • Check www.jccnj.org for the latest schedule.
Mondays and Wednesdays • 10:30 - 11:15 A
Boost energy and improve balance while halting or reversing bone loss and strengthening muscles. Stretching, strength training, range-of-motion and endurance work.
Fridays • 10:15 – 11:00 A
Join Vin, certified personal trainer, every Friday for a gentle stroll around the gym. Class includes light stretches.
Tuesdays • 11:15 A – 12:15 P
Exercise to reduce pain and stiffness while maintaining or improving mobility, muscle strength and functional ability. Offered in conjunction with the Arthritis Foundation.
* Members: no charge, Community Participant: $4/class
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All pricing is recommended amount. No one is ever turned away due to inability to pay price.