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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. 17 – Jun. 12 (No class May 22)
Member $144 / Community $168 (9 sessions) / $25 drop-in


Speak up for Israel for Adults

For the past two years the JCC and UJF have successfully impacted the lives of teens by preparing them with an increased knowledge of Israel and the ability to advocate for Israel as they go off to college. Based on adult interest, we are excited to offer monthly sessions for adults to learn the history and complexities surrounding Israel—past and present. All levels of knowledge are welcome as we embark on deep and meaningful discussions. Hear from guest speakers from AIPAC, ADL and other organizations. You can attend the AIPAC conference on your own to enhance your learning experience. Led by the JCC Israeli Shaliach,Or Berger.

Mondays, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Dates: Apr. 27, May 18 


Lunch and Learn
Join Or Berger, the JCC’s Israeli shaliach, for a lunch and learn series focusing on interesting topics and current events related to Israel. Sessions will often include short videos and there will always be time for questions and answers. Bring your lunch and we’ll provide dessert (dairy). To register or for more information, contact Or Berger at 203.487.0961.

Thursdays, 12 – 1 p.m.

May 14 – Israeli Satire: There’s Nothing Like a Good Laugh

June 11 – Unity and Divisiveness through Religion


Israeli Film Series

Action, drama, comedy. Conflicts, dialogues, tragedies. Laughter, hatred, love.The attributes of a good film are also that of the day-to-day life in Israel. In 2008, the Israeli cinema woke up from a 20-year-long nap and for the past 6 years, 6 Israeli films were nominated for an Oscar. Following each film, Or Berger, our JCC Israeli Shaliach, will lead us in a meaningful discussion. Popcorn will be served. To register or for more information, contact Or Berger at 203.487.0961. $5 suggested donation. 

May 21, 7 p.m – Out in the Dark
Nimer, an ambitious Palestinian student in the West Bank, dreams of a better life. One fateful night in Tel Aviv, he meets Roy, an Israeli lawyer, and the two fall in love. As their relationship deepens, they are both confronted with the harsh realities of a Palestinian society that refuses to accept Nimer for his sexual identity, and an Israeli society that rejects him for his nationality. When Nimerʼs close friend is caught hiding illegally in Tel Aviv and sent back to the West Bank and meets a terrible fate, Nimer is forced to choose between the life he thought he wanted and his love for Roy.

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