Classes and Activities
For more information or to register, contact Connie Cirillo Freeman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 203.487.0983
Want to stimulate your brain power?
Brain Fitness offers games and puzzles in a casual setting to inspire confidence and exercise your brain. Come join us and explore playful ways to reach your personal goals. Led by Dr. Toby Lazarus, Schoke Jewish Family Service Brain Fitness Program Coordinator. Light refreshments.
Mondays, 10:30 am – 12 pm
July 15 - Memory and Language
July 22 - Memory and Organization
July 29 - Memory and Attention
FALL 2019 SESSIONS:
Mondays, 10:30 am – 12 pm
Sept. 9 – Memory and Language
Sept. 16 – Memory and Organization
Sept. 23 – Memory and Attention
Nov. 4 – Memory and Recall
Nov. 18 – Memory and Perception
Nov. 25 – Memory and Logic
Member $20 / Community $25 (3 sessions)
Member $8 / Community $10 (1 session)
Learn to Play Canasta
You’ve been asking, so here’s your chance – learn to play from an expert.
Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays, 1 – 2 p.m.
Member $18 / Community $24 (3 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, 12 – 3 p.m.
Member $36 Community $42 (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).
Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 4 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.
Member $24 / Community $30 (3 lessons)
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 email@example.com or visit pomegranateguild.org.
Sundays, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
AARP Smart Driver Course
Wednesdays, 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sept. 11, Nov. 6
AARP members $15 All others $20
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.
NEW! Collage and Beyond
Ever want to create artwork from images, decorative papers and art materials? Let mixed-media artist Ellen Gordon show you how to combine materials to create fascinating artwork. Drawing and painting will be integrated with collage. No experience necessary – just a willingness to try! Demonstrations and individual attention will be given as each student works on completing their mixed-media creations. Elements of design and composition theories will be taught each session, which will enhance each student’s way of thinking about art and creating art.
Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3
Member $100 / Community $140, plus supplies (4 sessions)
NEW! Taste of Torah
Featuring the Parsha of the Week Join us every Friday for a discussion on the Torah portion. Our conversation will focus on the timeless life-lessons of our tradition, gleaned from both traditional and modern commentaries. Knowledge of Hebrew is not required. Led by Jonathan Fass, Elaine and James Schoke Jewish Family Service. Feel free to bring a bag lunch.
Fridays, 12 – 1 p.m.
Sept. 6 – Dec. 27
Join us for a bimonthly salon, in the Jewish tradition, that provides an opportunity to participate in conversations that run the gamut from conversations about local community issues to discussions of the many dilemmas facing the Jewish and larger community here and in Israel. Facilitated by community members. Sponsored by the JCC, The Jewish Historical Society and Stamford Hadassah. Light refreshments.
Tuesdays, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 17, Oct. 29, Nov. 19, Dec. 17
$5 per session
Gallery @ The J
A gallery space at the JCC featuring local artists and their artwork, with rotating exhibits every two months.
Sept. and Oct. “Poetics of Structure”
Paintings by Susan Peyser
Wine & Art Exhibit Opening:
Thursday, Sept. 5 • 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a reception with painter Susan Peyser.
Nov. and Dec. Mixed Medium:
A Walk Through Color and Design
Mixed media artwork by Anita (Kandi) Wasserman
Wine & Art Exhibit Opening:
Thursday, Nov. 7 • 6 p.m.
Join us for a reception with mixed media artist Anita (Kandi) Wasserman.
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. To register or for more information, contact Nancy Schiffman at 203.487.0941 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fridays, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Sept. 6 – Dec. 6 (No class Nov. 29)
Member $247 / Community $286 (13 sessions)
Israeli Film Series
Join us throughout the year for award-winning films direct from Israel. Following each film, there will be a discussion.
All films are shown at 7 p.m. at the JCC.
Thursday, Dec. 5 • East Jerusalem, West Jerusalem
Suggested donation $5