Addressing the varied and changing needs of senior adults by providing stimulating social, physical and cultural programs. A hot nutritionally-balanced, kosher meal is available for older adults (60+). Reservations are required. To see this month's lunch menu, click here. Transportation available to and from the JCC on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. For reservations or more information, contact Connie Freeman, Director of Senior Adult Services at 203.487.0983 firstname.lastname@example.org. Online registration is not available for senior adult classes and programs.Click here to view this month's events.
JCC seniors enjoy their own lounge with bathroom and kitchen. Hot lunches are served in our multi-purpose auditorium, and classes are held in the adult lounge and the library. Included are day-long excursions to the theater and museums. We meet the needs of older adults by providing stimulating social, physical, and intellectual programs.
Senior Adult programs at the JCC are made possible through grants from United Jewish Federation of Stamford, New Canaan and Darien, Senior Nutrition Program of Catholic Charities of Fairfield County. MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, and United Way of Western Connecticut, in addition to the fundraising efforts of POSH (JCC Providers Of Senior Happiness) and The Center Women.
Minorities in Israel Series - 2017 Presented by Yael Stolarsky, Israeli Shlicha Thursdays 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
January 19- Israel as a Melting Pot Ashkenazi, Sephardic, and Mizrahi are the three main ethnic groups who were the founders and the first pioneers of Israel as a state. We will explore these groups and the way they are treated in Israeli society.
February 23- Haredim- Ultra Orthodox Jews In the world of Jewish observance and identification, it is Haredi Jews that are perhaps the most visually identifiable. Out of the 80% of Jews in Israel, Haredi Jews make up the smallest population at only 8%. How do Haredim fit into Israeli society?
March 16 - Post-Soviet Union Aliyah (Russian Jews) Between 1989 and 2006 about 1 million Soviet Jews migrated to Israel from former Soviet Union based on the Law of Return. How did they assimilate?
April 20 - Ethiopian Jews Today Israel is the home of the largest Ethiopian Jewish community in the world with about 125,500 citizens of Ethiopian descent who make up almost 2% of Israel’s population.What challenges do they face?
May 25 - Israeli Arab Society The largest minority in Israel, about 20 % of the population, are Israeli Arabs. The vast majority of the Arab citizens of Israel are Sunni Muslim. Most Arabs reside mainly in small towns and villages, over half of them in the north of Israel. The Israeli Arabs have either residency or citizenship. What is it like to be an Israeli Arab in Israel?
June 8 - Bedouin and Druze Two different minorities in Israel, both have a unique background and culture. What kind of lifestyle do they have? How are they integrated into Israeli society?
Each year the JCC brings 7 active-duty Israeli officers from the IDF to the community to strengthen the unity of the Jewish people, facilitate community-wide Israel education, and foster a deeper understanding of and connection to Israel.