Adults of All Ages

Classes, Workshops, Leagues & Clubs

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Beginner Bridge Lessons

6 Thursdays, Feb 21 – March 28

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


Intermediate Bridge Lessons

6 Fridays, Feb 22 – March 29

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


Beginner Canasta Lessons

Thursdays, Feb 21 – March 28
3:30 – 5:30PM

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


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

This program is not currently in session.

Beginner Mah Jongg

5 Thursdays, May 9 – June 6
6:00-8:00 PM

Learn how to play Mah Jongg in a friendly, fun and relaxed atmosphere
Instructor: Stacy Budkofsky
  • Member $115
  • Public $130

Registration is coming soon

Mah Jongg Strategy 2.0

5 Mondays, Jan 7 – Feb 4

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 $135
  • Public $155


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

Modern Judaism

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

Facilitator: Shel Haas
FREE. JCC Members only

Films with Renee

Wednesdays each month

  • Feb 27: Chariots of Fire, 1981. Ben Cross, Ian Charleson
  • March 6: Beach Memoirs, 1986. Blythe Danner, Jonathan Silverman
  • April 10: Inherit the Wind, 1960. Spencer Tracy Fredric March
  • 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


  • Wed, Mar 20: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

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
Dec 3 – Mar 28

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

Shabbat study with a schmear

Shabbat Study with a Schmear

Sponsored by Fountain View
Fridays, 12pm at JCC Rockland


Members $10
Public $18
Registration required.
*Please register early. Registrations taken the week of the event will be an additional $5.
Bagels and coffee served.
Register for all 8 sessions for $65.
Register for all 8 sessions

Kashrut, Culture and Community

From the laws of kashrut to the influence of the culture in which Jews have lived, “Jewish food” has evolved over time. Join us as we explore the ritual and symbolic meanings of Jewish food and how meals of Jews across the globe differ (Why do Yeminite Jews eat Jachnoon, Why do Polish Jews dine on gefilte fish?) and what all Jewish menus share(Please pass the challah.) Presented by Carol King. Samples provided.

Fred Astaire, an American Icon

The presentation will discuss the legendary Astaire’s life and work with illustration and film footage. Marty Schneit will trace Astares seventy year performing career (which began in 1905 when at age six he debuted in vaudeville with his older sister Adele). Marty maintains that Astaire is one of the 20th century’s
greatest creative artists.


The third in Barry Levinson series of “Baltimore films” this movie tells the story of the inter-generational dynamic of a Jewish immigrants struggling to acculturate and seeking success while holding on to family values. The theme will be familiar to many. We will discuss the background and issues raised by this
film. Presented by Art Aldrich

Baseball In The American Culture

Baseball first popped up in the American culture in the mid-19th century but it was not until the mid-1880s that baseball achieved a level of prominence away from the field. Casey At The Bat was a poem that appeared in the San FranciscoExaminer and took on a life of its own. Take Me Out To The Ballgame is still sung 110 years after it was written. Abbott and Costello’s biggest routine was Who’s On First. Baseball has been a subject in books, on vaudeville stages, in a Broadway play, in song, in movies and television. Baseball cards played a role in kids growing up and Yogi Berra became an American icon. Join journalist Evan Weiner at this historic look at
America’s favorite pastime.


  • December 23rd 12:30 pm Hogans Diner in Orangeburg
  • January 6, 2019 11 am Bagels & Lox Breakfast at the JCC
  • January 20 12 pm Sazone 191 South Main Street New City
For more information, or to register contact
Gene Arkin at 845.356.5525
or Seymour Chenkin at 845.848.2038