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Adult Learning

Classes and Group Activities
For more information or to register, contact Connie Cirillo Freeman, cfreeman@stamfordjcc.org, 203.487.0983

 

Brain Fitness Program 
Want to stimulate your brain power?
Brain Fitness offers games and puzzles in a casual setting to inspire confidence and to exercise your brain. Join us and explore playful ways to reach your personal goals. Come join us and explore playful ways to reach your personal goals. Led by Dr. Toby Lazarus.

Mondays, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Apr. 30: Memory and Recall skills
Jun. 11: Attention skills
Member $8 per session / Community $10 per session

 

Learn to Play Canasta
You’ve been asking, so here’s your chance – learn to play from an expert.
Mondays, 1 – 2 p.m., Dates TBD
Member $25 / Community $35 (5 lessons)

 

Learn to Play Mah Jongg
Learn to play this classic game from our resident mah jongg masters. All levels welcome. Participants will need to bring a 2018 National Mah Jongg League card. 

Tuesdays or Thursdays, 1 – 3 p.m., Dates TBD
Member $25 / Community $35 (5 lessons)

 

Games & Gab
We welcome you to bring your game of choice - bridge, Scrabble, canasta, mah jongg, etc. - or drop in to join a game (if openings available).

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 1 – 3 p.m.
Free of charge. All are welcome.

 

Learn to Crochet
Always wanted to learn how to crochet? Now in only three sessions you can learn how to crochet a scarf or hat.

Tuesdays, 1 – 2 p.m., Dates TBD
Member $24 / Community $30 (3 sessions)
plus cost of materials (purchased separately)

 

Interested in Needlework?
The Kesher chapter of the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework meets at the JCC. When members of the Pomegranate Guild sit down to stitch, they are reviving Jewish traditions through their work with textiles. Meetings are a rich blend of needlework, culture, tradition and religious practices as they relate to Judaic textiles. In the Jewish tradition, an item created by an unrecognized stitcher is as esteemed as one created by a master artisan. The Guild recognizes this tradition and encourages membership, beginner and professional, women and men alike. For more information, please email kesherpg@gmail.com or visit pomegranateguild.org.

Sundays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
May 6
NOTE: this is the first Sunday of the month

 

AARP Smart Driver Course
Reservations required.

Wednesday, 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Apr. 11
AARP members $15 / All others $20

 


 

Jewish Journeys
The JCC wants to help make your Jewish Journey meaningful. From our Israeli Schlichut Program to classes and events, holiday celebrations and even our summer program, Day Camps@The J, we are committed to strengthening Jewish identity and creating a connection between Diaspora Jewry and the State of Israel. Click here.


Neshama Yoga
Neshama Yoga is a fusion of Kundalini Yoga and Jewish spirituality. These two systems of ancient wisdom share much in common. At their core, they provide the practitioner access to the pathways to connect with G-d on a deep, spiritual level. No prior experience needed. Suitable for all fitness levels. Led by Jackie Tepper.

Fridays, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Apr. 20 – Jun. 15 (No class May 25)
Member $152 / Community $176 (8 sessions)

 


 

Israel Programs

To register or for more information, contact Yael Stolarsky, our JCC Israeli Shlicha at 203.487.0961 or ystolarsky@stamfordjcc.org.


Boker Tov, Israel!
Join Yael Stolarsky as we explore Israel’s politics, innovations, society, culture, and values through discussion, interactive presentations, and videos.

Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sundays, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Thurs., Mar. 15 & Sun., Mar. 18: The Building of the Country
Join me as I share the story of my grandma, Yehudit, who was part of the Palmach Brigade unit which built Kibbutz Yizrael in 1948. She was also a student in Mikveh Israel, the famous historic agricultural school founded in 1870 that taught the first Israelis how to build Kibbutzim.

Thurs., Apr. 26 & Sun., Apr. 29: Israel as a Jewish & Democratic State

 

Israeli Film Series
Join us throughout the year for award-winning films direct from Israel. Following each film, Yael Stolarsky will lead us in a meaningful discussion. All films are shown at The J.
Suggested donation: $5

Thursday, March 8 • 7 p.m.
The Secrets 
At a girls’ seminary in the Israeli holy city of Safed, studious Naomi befriends rebellious Michelle. Their friendship is tested when they meet Anouk, a sickly French woman who needs their help. Naomi and Michelle embark on a journey of self-discovery as they secretly study Kabbalistic texts, in hopes of finding spiritual healing for Anouk. A Jewish Arts & Film Festival of Fairfield County favorite!

Thursday, May 17 • 7 p.m.
Aida’s Secrets
A web of family secrets unravels in this moving documentary following a family fractured by war. Two brothers, Izak and Shep, were born inside the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp in 1945 and were separated as babies, never told of the other’s existence. Nearly 70 years later, the discovery of family records leads the brothers to an emotional reunion with their elderly mother, Aida, who hid more from Izak and Shep than just each other.

 

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