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Beginner Bridge Lessons

6 THURSDAYS, July 12 – Aug 16

Instructor: Marlene Case
This class is designed for Bridge beginners.
  • Member: $125
  • Public: $140


2/1 Game Force Bridge Lessons


Instructor: Marlene Case
2/1 Game Force is a method of bidding in which a simple bid on the two level by an unpassed hand is forcing to game. It fine tunes major suit bidding, makes it easier to bid game, and allows for a more precise description of hands. The majority of expert players use this method
  • Member: $125
  • Public: $140

Registration is closed

Beginner Canasta Lessons

6 Wednesdays, July 11 – Aug 15

This course will teach you the fundamentals, and then step by step you will acquire the skills necessary to master this competitive and exciting card game. Great way to make new friends!
Instructor: Gail Schrumpf
  • Member $125
  • Public $145


Intermediate Canasta Lessons

6 Thursdays, 9:30-11:30AM
May 24 – June 28

If you have previously played canasta or completed the beginner course, this class is for you. Sharpen your skills and compete with others at your level with supervised play.
Instructor: Gail Schrumpf
  • Member $100
  • Public $120

Registration is closed

Beginner Mah Jongg Lessons

5 Tuesdays, July 10 – Aug 7

This class is designed for beginners. In six lessons you will be prepared to join your friends!
Instructor: Stacy Budkofsky
  • Member $100
  • Public $120


Intermediate Mah Jongg Lessons

5 Wednesdays, May 16 – June 13
2:30 – 4:30PM

Learned Mah Jongg but not comfortable yet? Played years ago and need to refresh. Here’s your chance.
Instructor: Stacy Budkofsky
  • Member $90
  • Public $110

Registration is closed.

Open Game Time

Monday-Friday, 9:30AM-5PM
The Esther Gitlow & Yvette Tekel Senior Program has tables available daily for Mah Jongg, Canasta, Rummy Q, Bridge, Scrabble and other games.
FREE. JCC Members Only.
Registration not required.

Arts & Crafts

Knitting & Crocheting Circle

Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30AM
Create blankest, hats, sweaters and more. Some projects are donated, some are sold and some are created as gifts for family and friends. Instruction, encouragement and socialization. Novices welcome.
FREE. JCC Members Only.
Registration required for free events.

Myrna’s Art Group

Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Join us for a variety of art projects, including “adult” coloring books and air-dry clay—plus good conversation as we work.
FREE. JCC Members Only.
Registration required for free events.

Workshops and Lectures

Powerful Women in Judaism

6 Mondays, Apr 9-May 14

Facilitator: Merri Rosenbaum
FREE. JCC Members & Hadassah Members Only.
Registration required for free events.

Films with Renee

Wednesdays each month

  • Jan 10: The Jazz Singer (1927), starring Al Jolson
  • No February meeting
  • Mar 7: Some Like It Hot (1959), starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis & Jack Lemmon
  • Apr 11: Mrs. Miniver (1942), starring Greer Garson & Walter Pidgeon
  • May 9: The Young Lions (1958), starring Marlon Brando & Montgomery Clift
  • June 6: The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), starring Dana Andrews, Fredric March & Myrna Loy

A retrospective of classic American films including a presentation with background information, analysis and discussion.
Facilitator: Renee Weiner
FREE. JCC Members Only.
Registration required for free events.

Book Review Club


  • Mar 28: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
  • May 30: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Facilitator: Lucille Schroeder
FREE. JCC Members Only.
Registration required for free events.

Ongoing discussion groups

Schmooze on the News

No meeting Jan 1, May 21 & May 28
Roundtable discussion on topics in the news. Occasional guest speakers invited. Facilitator: Shel Haas
FREE. JCC Members Only.
Registration required for free events.

5 Star Trivia

Tuesdays, Jan 2–May 22 & Thursdays, Jan 4-May 31
No meeting on these Tuesdays: Feb 20, Mar 27, Apr 3 & May 29
No meeting on these Thursdays: Feb 22, Mar 29, Apr 5 & May 24
This group could also be called Cerebral Gymnastics. Test your knowledge on a variety of subjects, while having fun and keeping brain cells jumping.
Facilitator: Martin Resnik
FREE. JCC Members Only.
Registration required for free events.

Women’s Discussion Group

Tuesdays, 12:30-2PM
This member-led rap group is for women who are looking for a warm, welcoming place to share and help one another.
FREE. JCC Members Only.
Registration required for free events.

Men’s Discussion Group

Tuesdays, 12:30-2PM
What’s said in the room stays in the room. Be part of this member-led rap group for men only.
FREE. JCC Members Only.
Registration required for free events.

Women’s Views on the News

Thursdays, Jan 4-May 31

You are invited to join a women’s group open discussion on local, national and international current events. This is a lively gathering of women who care about our world.
FREE. JCC Members Only.
Registration required for free events.

Men’s Discussion Group II

Thursdays, 12:45-2:15PM
There’s never enough time to chat – so we’ve created a second discussion group. This is a member-led rap group for men only.
FREE. JCC Members Only.
Registration required for free events.


Armchair Aerobics

12 Mondays, 10-10:45AM
Aug – Nov

​No class Sept 3, 10, 24, Oct 1, Nov 22
Sponsored by Institute for Advanced Rehab at Friedwald Center.
Instructor: Rafael Muniz
  • Member $50
  • Public $65
  • Fitness Member FREE

Registration required for free events.

Active adult fitness classes offered at the JCC Wellness Center.
Complementary month of fitness and wellness for all community members.
Offerings include classes such as Tai Chi, Yoga and Active Adults in Motion as well as access to free weights, strength training, cardio machines and locker with full amenities. Contact Marjorie Kornblau about membership at 845-362-4400 ext. 189.


Games are played weeknights at the JCC. Bring your own team or join one of ours. Play in either our competitive or recreational division. Season runs 10 games plus playoffs. T-shirt is $15 additional.
  • Member $150
  • Public $190

Registration is closed

Special Programming
Summer Programs sponsored by Foutainview and Northern Services Group

Friday, August 3 12:30PM | Foutainview
2000 Fountainview Dr, Monsey, NY 10952 (parking and entry by pool entrance)

Irving Berlin, an American Institution

A illustrated Lecture by Marty Schneit

Jerome Kern concluded that Irving Berlin has no place in American music. He is American music. During Irving Berlin’s career he published an estimated 1,500 songs. Marty will discuss how the immigrant from Russia became the classic ragtime to riches story. Irving Berlin’s first published song earned him 37 cents. Sit down and listen to the story of one of the greatest songwriters of popular songs, songs like Alexander’s Ragtime Band, God Bless America, White Christmas, A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody, Puttin on The Ritz, and There is No Business Like Show Business.
Light Lunch included
Registration by May 27 required

Thursday, August 16 1:30 – 3:30PM | Northern Manor
199 North Middletown Rd Nanuet. Busing from the JCC provided

Paint and Sip

Enjoy wine, cheese and crackers while painting a masterpiece!
Limited Spaces available.
Registration required

Defensive Driving

Ages 16+
Open to all ages and drivers licenses including learners’ permits. Completion of a NY DMV approved Point and Insurance Reduction Program (PIRP) provides a 10% reduction for 3 years, off of the motorist’s liability, no-fault and collision insurance premiums. If you have a traffic ticket, the benefits are even greater: this course can mean a 4-point reduction on your driving record.
Register early as space is limited.
Instructor: Art Aldrich
  • Member $40
  • Public $55

Sunday, Jul 8 | 9AM-3PM >> REGISTER

Shabbat study with a schmear

Shabbat Study with a Schmear

Sponsored by Fountain View
Fridays, 12:30 at JCC Rockland


Members $8
Public $15
Bagels and coffee served. Registration required.

May 4: Anti-Semitism in Rockland County

Gary Spitzer, Jewish Federation of Rockland CEO, will lead a conversation on the principles and values of the Federation’s community relations work, with some case studies on fighting anti-Semitism, advocating for Israel and other political topics.


Speaker Art Aldrich will share how the Jewish image in American film has changed since the early 20th century with the evolution of Jewish immigrants and their assimilation into society. From awkward “strangers in a strange land,” Jews have risen to prominence in a variety of occupations and professions. But despite that success, have Jews shed those feelings of being outsiders? We will analyze several contemporary films to reveal the nature of this conflict.

July 6: The Ziegfeld Follies

Marty Schneit tells the tale of the chorus girls from Florenz Ziegfeld’s 1907 – 1931 theatrical spectaculars. The Ziegfeld Girl became an American Institution, a symbol of the modern independent woman, and Florenz Ziegfeld was instrumental in bringing women to the center of society. This lecture will also discuss other important figures from the period, and the following songs will be presented: “My Man,” “Love Me or Leave Me” and “A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody.”

65+ Singles
JCC Rockland
Member $10, Public $12, please register by May 3

425 No Rt 9W, Nyack, NY
Individual checks, please register by May 17

Sunday, June 3, SOCIAL GATHERING with refreshments
JCC Rockland
Member $5, Public $7
For more information and to register, please contact Seymour Chenkin, 845-848-2038 and Gene Arkin, 845-356-5525.