PROGRAMS

Corey Katz, Director of Adult Services, 516-634-4151, ckatz@friedbergjcc.org
Lisa Charschan, Assistant Director of Adult Services, 516-634-4169, lcharschan@friedbergjcc.org


Sophisticated Singles (Ages 50+)
Facilitator: Irwin Pfeffer

This weekly discussion group covers issues related to being a single senior. Join the conversation or just listen. All are welcome.

Every Monday from 7:45-9:30 pm

Fee: $9; Members, $5


Point Counterpoint

The left and the right are represented at this spirited exchange of what’s happening on both sides of the aisle.

Mondays from 7-8:30 pm

Fee: FREE (Members Only)


Adult Coloring

Coloring allows us to shift focus from everyday stressors and responsibilities to a more relaxed, mindful state.  Learn various relaxation techniques, socialize with others, and create beautiful art that can proudly be displayed afterward.

Tuesdays, 10:30 am-12 pm


Women’s Forum

These thought-provoking discussion groups will focus on topics relevant to women. Participate in lively conversation, make a social connection and face life’s challenges together.

Tuesdays, 12-1 pm
Thursdays, 12-1 pm
Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm (the topics at this session are geared toward single women)


Headline & Hot Topics

Join us for a lively discussion of current events and newsworthy stories.

Wednesdays, 11 am-12:15 pm

Fee: FREE (Members Only)


Sports with Sam

Calling all sports fans! Join Sam and the guys for spirited conversations and quarterback commentaries.

Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30 pm

FREE (Members Only)


Talking Torah

We will learn the weekly Torah portion followed by a discussion of Jewish subjects of interest. All religious backgrounds welcome.

Fridays, 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Fee: FREE (Members Only)


REAP (Ages 55+)

11 am-12 pm: Chatting with the Rabbi, Yiddish with Sarah or TBD
12-12:30 pm: Lunch & mingle with friends
12:30-2 pm: Announcements, jokes & entertainment

Every Monday, September through June

Fee: $3 collected weekly (JCC Members Only)


Between the Covers
Facilitator: Liz Ropers

Join our discussion of these books on the following dates below at 1:30 pm:
Feb 6 – The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin
Mar 6 – Euphoria by Lily King
Apr 3 – A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
May 1 – The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
June 5 – The Hamilton Affair by Elizabeth Cobbs

*Books on hold at the Oceanside Library

Fee: $5; Members, $3


Tuesday Adult Couples Club (TACC) Ages 55+

Have your friends flown south for the winter? Looking for some new couples to socialize with? TACC meets Tuesday nights year-round for meetings, games, entertainment and celebrations. Coffee and cake provided.

Fee: $25 per person paid quarterly (JCC Members Only)


The South Shore Camera Club

Meetings, Workshops, Competitions

Wednesdays, 7:30 pm (Sep through June)

Fee: $52; Members, $44, #27SSCC


Jewish Lives
Facilitator: Liz Ropers

Each month we will learn about the life of a Jewish person, a person touched by Judaism, or a person who impacted the lives of Jewish people. Join us for this monthly program covering the biographies of celebrities, politicians, philanthropists and more.

2nd Thursday of each month at 1:30 pm

March 9 – Elie Wiesel
April 13 – Korkut Dervis
May 11 – Bibi Netanyahu
June 8 – Arthur Miller

Fee: $5; Members, $3 (per session)


Purim With PAZAZZ

Thursday, March 9, 2017 1:30 pm

Dance to the beautiful sounds of PAZAZZ. Come with or without costume. Reservations required. Hamentashen and other festive sweets will be serviced.

Fee: $16; Members, $12


50 Shades of Torah
Facilitator: Rabbi Dahlia Bernstein

Thursday, March 16, 12:30-1:30 pm

Judaism is not a tradition that shuns sex. It is embraced as a way to draw loving partners closer together. Powerful Jewish women have changed history with their allure. Their stories are empowering and sometimes shocking. Love, pleasure and connection, our rabbis even mandate certain requirements for intimacy within a relationship. Join the discussion on ancient approaches to current issues on sex and sexuality. Come and let our tradition tantalize and surprise you.

Fee: $5; Members, FREE


Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story

Thursday April 27, 2017

July 4, 1976 Entebbe, Uganda — Israeli commandos race from their airplanes in the middle of the night and burst inside an airline terminal to rescue 103 hostages. Yoni Netanyahu, older brother of Benjamin and one of Israel’s most elite and heroic soldiers, was the lone military fatality — leaving behind a grief-stricken nation. This film features three Israeli Prime Ministers, Yoni’s ex-wife, and recently released audio from the Entebbe operation itself. Discussion led by Liz Ropers to follow.

Fee: $8; Members $5


Aromatherapy Workshops
Facilitator: Terri Lieberman

Aromatherapy, meditation and crafts are in store in this workshop. Learn about different scents and how they’re put to work for us. Make projects to take with you.

11 am-12:00 pm on the following Thursdays:
February 16: Immune Support
March 23: Age-Related Health Concerns
April 20: Emotional Health

Fee per session: $10; Members, $8


Brain Games

Thursday, May 11, 11:00 am with Shelley Pazer, PhD
Thursday, June 22, 11:00 am with Alan Mazurek, MD

Can’t find your keys? Lost your cellphone? Or have you forgotten the name of someone you just met? You are not alone; these moments of forgetfulness are common. These workshops will focus on interactive activities that will boost your memory and attention span. Stay mentally sharp as you age through this series of fun games!

Fee: $12; Members, $7 (per session)
Members may register for both by May 5 for $12


Lunch & Learn: From Mensch to Mobster
Facilitator: Robin London

Thursday June 15, 2017 #27LLMOB

What made a mensch from a good Jewish home turn to a life of crime? The question is the basis of a presentation about Jews who found themselves on the wrong side of the law. Gain insight into the underworld and culture that helped to create the Jewish Mobster. Hear stories of how Arnold Rothstein, Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Siegel, and others climbed the ladder from impoverished slum neighborhoods to the glamour of Las Vegas.

Lunch at 12PM; Presentation at 1PM

Fee: $21; Members $16


A Celebration of Shavuot

Wednesday May 24, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Join us as we celebrate the Festival of Shavuot. Enjoy conversation, lunch, and then music and a sing-along with Everett Green. This is sure to be a fun afternoon!
Reservations Required by May 17

Fee: $21; Members $16