Adults of All Ages

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Beginner Bridge Lessons

6 Fridays, Sept 6 – Oct 11
9:30-11:30 AM

Instructor: Marlene Case
Bridge is an exercise for the brain Learn a fun and exciting pastime, meet new friends and give your brain a work-out. Join us and learn to play the stimulating game of bridge.
  • Member: $125
  • Public: $140

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Intermediate Bridge Lessons

6 Thursdays, Sept 5 – Oct 10
5:00-7:00PM

Instructor: Marlene Case
Learn how to step up your bridge game.
  • Member: $125
  • Public: $140

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Beginner Canasta Lessons

6 Thursdays, Sept 26 – Oct 31
10AM – 12:00PM

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 $140

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Review and Play Canasta

6 Thursdays, July 11- Aug 15
5:00-7:00 PM

If you have previously played canasta or you have completed the beginner course, this class will help to sharpen your skills, improve your strategy and compete with others at your level. Come play and make new friends!

Instructor: Gail Schrumpf

  • Member $125
  • Public $140

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Member $125

Public $140


Intermediate Canasta Lessons

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 $125
  • Public $140

register


Evening Couples CANASTA CLASS

6 TUESDAYS, OCT 29–DEC 17
(NO CLASS NOV 26 & DEC 3)
6:15-8:15PM

Learn the fundamentals and ultimately the skills necessary to master this competitive and exciting card game.
Instructor: Gail Schrumpf
  • Member $125
  • Public $140

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Mah Jongg Strategy 2.0

5 Thursdays, Oct 24 – Dec 5
(no class 11/7 & 11/28)
6:00PM-8:00 PM

Take your Mah Jongg game to the next level with this advanced strategy class. You will learn to play smarter, faster, variations of the game and tournament rules and tips.
Instructor: Stacy Budkofsky
  • Member $115
  • Public $130

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Intermediate Mah Jongg

5 Thursdays, Sept 19 – October 17
6:00PM -8:00 PM

Learned Mah Jongg but not comfortable yet? Played years ago and need to refresh. Here’s your chance to strengthen your basic skills.
Instructor: Stacy Budkofsky
  • Member $115
  • Public $130

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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

Art for Life

Awakening Your Inner Artist

A new art program offers sampling of different art classes
more info


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

Modern Judaism

Tuesdays, Oct 2 – Dec 25
10:30AM – 12PM

Facilitator: Shel Haas
FREE. JCC Members only


Films with Renee

Wednesdays each month
1PM-4PM

  • May 22: The way we were, 1973. Barbara Streisand and Robert Redford
  • June 12: Ship Of Fools, 1965. Oskar Werner and Vivian Lee

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

Wednesdays
1PM-2:30PM

  • Wed, Oct 23 Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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


Ongoing discussion groups

Schmooze on the News

Mondays
No meeting Jan 1, May 21 & May 28
12:30PM-2PM
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
11AM-12PM
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
11AM-12:30PM

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.


Wellness

Armchair aerobics at JCC Rockland

Armchair Aerobics

Mondays and Thursdays
10-10:45AM

Instructor: Rafael Muniz
  • Community Member $156
  • Fitness Member FREE
  • Register for all 3 sessions for $450
    (84 classes for the cost of 75. 9 classes for free)
    (Payment plans available)

Space is limited, registration required.
A minimum of 12 community members must be registered by June 24 to ensure class will run.

FALL SESSION:
Thursday, Sept 5 – Monday, Dec 16
(No class Sept 30, Nov 28)
register
WINTER SESSION:
Thursday, Dec 19 – Monday, Mar 16
 
register
SPRING SESSION:
Thurs, March 19 -Thurs, Jun 25
(No class May 25)
Register

register for all 3 sessions
For more information contact Diva Pavan at 845.262.4400
Sponsored by Institute for Advanced Rehab at Friedwald Center


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.


STERLING BANK ADULT 35+ WINTER BASKETBALL LEAGUE

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

Shabbat study with a schmear

Shabbat Study with a Schmear

Sponsored by Fountainview and Northern Services Group
Fridays, 12pm at JCC Rockland

Fees

Members $8
Public $15
Registration required.
*Please register early. Registrations taken the week of the event will be an additional $5.
Bagels and coffee served.

September 13
Glickman, Stoller, Bergman, Spitz and Cosell

Speaker: Evan Weiner

The 1936 Berlin Olympics and how Glickman/Stoller were denied an opportunity to run and Bergman was not allowed on the German Olympic team. Spitz and his gold medals at Munich in 1972 and being a high value target or at least the Americans thought he was and he whisked out and Cosell being Cosell in Munich. There are people in Germany who want the 2036 Summer Olympics for a 100th anniversary teaching moment. How the 1936 Games was used as a propaganda tool.
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October 18
Lower Manhattan

Speaker: Marty Schneit

Explore the neighborhood where New York began! Marty will discuss the former site of the Dutch Fort Amsterdam. The lecture will span 400 years of New York City history. From the original Dutch settlement and trading outpost at Bowling Green, to the peaceful takeover of the British in 1664, to the world financial capital of today, this lecture has it all. Marty will discuss the history of Lower Manhattan with the architecture, people and events that power “WallStreet”. Some of the additional sites that Marty will touch upon are Trinity Church, Federal Hall, the New-York Stock Exchange, sites associated with 18th century slave uprisings, Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, JP Morgan.
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December 6
Looking Back 50 Years

Speaker: Evan Weiner

Journalist, TV pundit, radio commentator and podcaster Evan Weiner will present “Looking Back 50 Years: the Exceptional Events of 1969 Milestone events of 1969 include the landing of the first man on the moon, the introduction of the artificial heart, the Stonewall Riots marking the beginning of the modern gay rights movement, the Miracle Mets World Series victory, and the last public performance by the Beatles, as well as the introduction to the world of such classics as Sesame Street, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, and Arpanet, the precursor to the Internet.
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A GREAT PLACE TO SOCIALIZE WITH FRIENDS AND MEET NEW ONES

  • SUNDAY, SEPT 8 at 11 AM
    Bagel and Lox brunch
    JCC Rockland
    Members:$10 Public:$12
  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT 25 at 6pm
    Amici’s Restaurant
    303 Rt 59, Nyack
    Individual checks
  • SUNDAY, OCT 6 AT 11 am
    SOCIAL
    JCC Rockland
    Members:$5 Public:$7
  • WEDNESDAY, OCT 23 AT 5pm
    Hogans Diner
    17 Dutch Hill Road, Orangeburg
    Individual checks
  • SUNDAY, NOV 3 at 11 AM
    Bagel and Lox brunch
    JCC Rockland
    Members:$10 Public:$12
  • SUNDAY, NOV 17 AT 12pm
    Lunch at Sazones
    191 So. Main Street, New City
    Individual checks
For more information, or to register contact
Gene Arkin at 845.356.5525
or Seymour Chenkin at 845.848.2038