AUTUMN 2018 • SEP OCT NOV



Adult Activities Calendar
Programs Are Free And Open To The Community Unless Otherwise Noted SYJCC
74 Hauppauge Road, Commack, NY 11725
Tel 631-462-9800 Fax 631-462-9462 ART CLASSES LECTURES HEALTHY AGING MUSIC SPECIAL EVENTS SOCIALCLUBS
SOME OF WHAT WE OFFER ... ...AND MORE INSIDE
AUTUMN 2018 • SEP OCT NOV
SYJCC HOLIDAY CLOSINGS
Mon, Sep 3: Labor Day (Fitness Open 8am-1pm)
Wed, Sep 19: Yom Kippur
Sun, Sep 9: Erev Rosh Hashanah (at 3:00pm) Mon, Sep 24: Sukkot
Mon & Tue, Sep 10 & 11: Rosh Hashanah
Tue, Oct 2: Simchat Torah
Tue, Sep 18: Erev Yom Kippur (at 3:00pm)
Thu, Nov 22: Thanksgiving (Fitness Open 8am-1pm)

WELCOME TO THE SYJCC!


2 CONTENTS
Healthy Aging.....................................3Dance.................................................3Art / Crafts / Music..............................4Discussion Groups..........................4,5Social Clubs.......................................5Games Clubs.....................................5Lectures.............................................6Entertainment....................................7Special Programs / Events...........7,8,9Support Groups..................................9Support Services.................................9Highlighted & Upcoming Events....10,11
A personal message from the Interim CEO, Avi Lewinson
Judaism is a religion that places community above the individual. As
a longtime leader of JCC’s, I like to say, Community is our middle
name, and the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center is no exception.
It is important to remember, that together we can achieve what the
individual alone cannot. It is you, this community that has been
coming to the SYJCC, sharing your families and your lives, that
serves as a motivating core value for our staff and volunteers and for
this we are deeply and truly grateful.The sustaining value of our community is Chesed - kindness or
righteousness. Honoring our parents, respecting the elderly, visiting
the sick, compassion for animals, giving charity, helping those in
need, welcoming the stranger and fighting for truth and justice.
Chesed is the guiding principle for leading a Jewish life.Community is strength. When we come together as a community our
prayers are more powerful and words have higher meaning. When
we come together in acts of chesed our deeds have the potential to
transform the world. And here is where hope flourishes - we needn’t
be passive observers in this world; as Jews we can join together to
actively create a world that is better and kinder.We are happy to bring you this program guide, which is filled with
a wide range of programs and services to meet your diverse and
varied interests. As always, we look forward to your feedback and
suggestions, as our goal is to provide exceptional customer service
and outstanding social, recreational and educational programs that
are fun and intellectually exciting.Finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t also acknowledge with heartfelt
appreciation and thank UJA Federation of New York, United Way of
Long Island, New York State Office for the Aging, Suffolk County and
other public and private organizations for their longtime support and
commitment to our JCC.Best wishes, Avi
Welcome to the SYJCC Adult Services. We
are pleased to offer a wide array of programs
for varying interests. As you browse our Adult
Services Program Guide consider trying
something new. I also encourage you to share
with us your ideas for future programs, clubs
and groups. In addition to our wonderfully
diverse programs, we are also here to help with
challenges you may be coping with. We have
an extensive amount of resources to share with
you including a resource guide available on the
computers in Room 24.
If you have an idea or just need to talk, please
stop by my office or room 24 and introduce
yourself. I can be reached by phone at 462-9800
x121 or by email at tblock@syjcc.org. You can
also reach out to Janine Mandera at x147 or by
email at jmandera@syjcc.org.I look forward to seeing you at our programs and
in the halls.Tina Block
Director of Adult Services
WELCOME TO THE SYJCC! ADULT SERVICES

HEALTHY AGING DANCE


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Some programs are staffed by volunteers and subject to change.
Programs are free and open to the community unless otherwise noted.
For more information call: Tina Block (631) 462-9800 x121 or Janine Mandera x147 HEALTHY AGING Aqua Aerobics
M, T, W, TH, F 9:00-10:00am 9/4-11/30 (fee per class) M FREE NM $5 T & TH 7:30-8:30pm CLASS DAY TIME DATES FEE
Aquatic Exercise For
Individuals With Arthritis F 10:00-11:00am 9/7-11/30
(per month / fee varies) Inquire Aquatics Discover Scuba S 3:00-5:00pm 10/20, 11/17 M $50
Sit and FitSenior Shape-Up (10 sessions) W (Ann) 11:00-12:00pm 9/5-11/29 FREE M (Ann)
W,TH (Laura) 11:00-12:00pm 9/10-11/26 9/5-11/29 M FREE Chai $32 NM $64
Stretch and Strengthen
Instructor from Metro Physical
& Aquatic Therapy M 11:00-12:00pm (no class 10/1) 9/17-11/26 FREE Group Meditation Anju Jain T 10:00-11:00am 9/4-11/27 M FREE Chair Yoga Diana Dantuono T 11:00-12:00pm 9/4-11/27 FREE Tai Chi Regina Russo M / W 10:15-11:15am 9/5-11/28 M FREE
Arthriticise or Exercise Tape Barbara Fertig TH 11:00-12:00pm 9/6-11/29 (no class 9/13) FREE Chair/Line Dancing Norma Granofsky TH 11:00-12:00pm 9/13 FREE Silver Sneakers
Instructor from Metro Physical
& Aquatic Therapy F 11:00-12:00am 9/7-11/30 FREE
Blood Pressure Screenings
Nurse from Gurwin Jewish W 11:00-12:00pm 9/12, 10/10, 11/14 FREE DANCE
Ballroom & Latin
Instructor: Norma Granofsky (631) 462-9800 x206 Waltz
Learn 1 Dance in 6 Weeks M
8:15-9:30pm 9/17, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5 (6 sessions) M $60 NM $72
Ballroom & Latin Dance Beginner W 7:00-8:00pm
1) 9/5, 9/12, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17
2) 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28 (2) 6 class sessions M FREE NM $72
Ballroom & Latin Dance Intermediate W 8:10-9:10pm
1) 9/5, 9/12, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17
2) 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28 (2) 6 class sessions M $60 NM $72
Line & Country Dance 6 Week Sessions TH
1:00-2:00pm 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 (6 sessions) M $45 Chai $50 NM $55

ART / CRAFTS / MUSIC DISCUSSION GROUPS


4 CLASS DAY TIME DATES FEE ART / CRAFTS / MUSIC
They’re Playing Our Song, Sing-A-Long Christine Smith T 10:00-11:00am
9/18, 10/16, 10/30, 11/20 FREE Arts & Crafts Michele Hertz T 10:00-11:00am 10/23, 11/27 FREE Tzedakah Workshop
Join this group effort to knit and crochet
hats, scarves, blankets and more to raise
funds for the SYJCC Scholarship Fund TH 12:45-2:30pm 9/6-11/29 FREE
Unleash Your Creativity
Painting & Drawing Tracy Wenzel TH 12:45-1:45pm 9/6-11/29 (no class on 9/27) FREE DISCUSSION GROUPS
Civilization and the Jews
1st/3rd Mon (Irving Weiss)
2nd/4th Mon (Keve Karalitzky) M 10:00-11:00am 9/17-11/26
(no group on 10/1, 11/12) FREE
Military History Roundtable Phil Braverman M 12:30-1:45pm 9/17-11/26 (no group on 10/1) FREE Let’s Be Honest
Gene Rosenthal & Bruce Glaser T 10:00-11:00am 9/4-11/27 (no group on 9/25) FREE
What’s New With You? Paula Silver T 10:00-11:00am 9/4, 11/6 FREE Connections Michelle Herman T 10:00-11:00am 10/9, 11/13 FREE American History 1st/3rd Tue ( Steve Rochester) T 12:45-1:45pm
9/18, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20 FREE
Influential Women in Herstory 2nd/4th Tue ( Freddie Friedman) T 12:45-1:45pm 10/9, 10/23, 11/13 FREE Monthly Book Club
See Bulletin Board for Book Selection
Coffee & Tea Served T 7:00PM 10/16, 11/20, 12/18 FREE
Bobby & Bernice’s Bissel Yiddish
Have fun and learn some Yiddish, too. T 11:00-12:00pm 9/4 FREE T 12:45-1:45pm 10/30 & 11/27 Current Events
Rotating Facilitators W 10:00-11:00am 9/5-11/28
(no group on 9/9, 10/31, 11/7) FREE The Women’s Room
Bobbie Marx & Melanie Conway W 2:00-3:30pm 9/5-10/31 M CM FREE F 1:30-3:00pm 11/2-11/30 Laugh Till It Hertz Bob Hertz TH 10:00-11:00am 9/6-11/29
(No group 9/6, 9/13, 10/4 ,11/15) FREE
Do you have ideas for additional classes and game clubs? Your suggestions are always welcome!
Call Tina Block (631) 462-9800 x121 FOLLOW US ON
FOR THE LATEST SYJCC NEWS AND UPDATES ■

DISCUSSION GROUPS SOCIAL CLUBS GAMES CLUBS -


CLUB DAY TIME DATES FEE DISCUSSION GROUPS (CONTINUED)
Reading Shakespeare Aloud Irving Weiss TH 12:45-1:45pm 9/6-11/29 (no group on 10/18) FREE
Rosh Chodesh - Women’s New Moon Circle Bat-Sheva Slavin TH TH TH 2:00-3:00pm 9/6-Tishri 10/11-Cheshvan 11/15-Kislev FREE SOCIAL CLUBS
Women’s Social Club
Open to SYJCC Members Only M 2:00-3:00pm 9/17-11/26 M FREE
Dr. Gerry Ravitz Men’s Club
Open to SYJCC Members Only M 2:00-3:00pm 9/17-11/26 M FREE
Retirement Club 1st/3rd TUE
Open to SYJCC Members Only T
10:00-12:00pm 9/4, 9/18, 10/16, 11/6, 11/20, M FREE
Couples’ Club 2nd/4th TUE
Open to SYJCC Members Only T 7:00-9:00pm
9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/13, 11/27 M FREE
Sociable Singles 1st/3rd THU
Free for Chai & SYJCC Members
Info: Tina Block (631) 462-9800 x121 TH
3:00-5:00pm 9/6 FREE OPEN HOUSE
9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15 M CM FREE NM $5
Knights of Pythias 1st/3rd THU
Pythian Membership Required TH 7:30pm
9/6, 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15 Membership Dues
Jewish War Veterans Post #488
Open to All Jewish Veterans and supporters SU 9:30am 9/16, 10/21, 11/18 FREE GAMES CLUBS -
Open to Chai and SYJCC Members Only Pinochle Club
Preregistration required M T & TH 11:00-4:00pm 12:00-3:00pm 9/17-11/26 9/4-11/29 M CM FREE Mah Jongg Club
Preregistration required T & TH 12:30-4:00pm 9/4-11/29 M CM FREE Canasta Club
Preregistration required
M, W, TH 11:00-4:00pm 9/5-11/29 M CM FREE Poker Club
Preregistration required T & TH 1:00-4:00pm 9/4-11/29 M CM FREE
Couples Canasta Club
Preregistration required M 6:30-9:30pm 9/17, 10/15, 11/19, M CM FREE Mah Jongg 101 Class
Instructor: Phyllis Gross
Preregistration required by 10/3 M
10:00-12:00pm 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12 M $60 NM $80 Canasta 101 Class
Instructor: Phyllis Gross
Preregistration required by 11/14 M
10:00-12:00pm 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 12/24 M $60 NM $80 Pinochle 101 Class
Instructors: Bruce Glazer & Joel Friedman
Preregistration required by 9/14 & 11/2 T 11:00-12:00pm 1) 9/18-10/30 2) 11/6-12/11 (2) 6 class sessions M CM FREE NM $60 5

CLASS DAY TIME DATES FEE Special Thursday Kick Off Event Jewish Experience Lifelong Learning Series Jewish Experience Series Lifelong Learning Series [...]


CLASS DAY TIME DATES FEE LECTURES
The Life of a Bee and the Beekeeper
Speaker: Gerald Raffa, Beekeeper
Honey tasting and honey available for sale T 12:45-1:45pm 9/4 FREE
Special Thursday Kick Off Event Jewish Experience
Tribute to Jazz Virtuoso Michael Brecker
Speaker: Jon Krosnick
Concert: Charged Particles w/ Guest
Saxophonist Tod DickowMust preregister for lunch by 9/6 TH 10:30am-Lecture 12:00pm-Lunch 1:00pm-Concert 9/13 M$30 CM$35 NM$40
Lecture Lunch Concert
Day Of Event-At the Door M$30 CM$35 NM$40
Lecture/Concert/No Lunch M & Students$8 CM$10 NM$12 Concert Only
Lifelong Learning Series
The Rise and Fall of Comedy Teams
Speaker: Sal St.George F 10:30-12:00pm 9/21 M $8 CM $10 NM $12
Jewish Experience Series
A Catskills “Tummler” Looks Back 50 Years and Beyond
Speaker: Larry Strickler
Must preregister for lunch by 9/29 F 10:30-2:00pm 10/5 M$20 CM$22 NM$25 Lecture & Lunch
Day Of Event-At the Door M$20 CM$22 NM$25
Lecture Only / No Lunch
Preventing Elder Abuse
Speaker: Donna Buccellato, Elder Abuse Community Educator M 12:30-1:45pm 10/8 FREE
ABC and D’s of Medicare
Speaker: Mitchell Staub, Medicare Specialist Preregister by 10/12 M 12:45-1:45pm 10/15 FREE
Great American Songbook: Part 5
Speaker: Richard Knox M 12:45-1:45pm 10/22 FREE
ABC and D’s of Medicare
Speaker: Steven Semryck, Medicare Specialist Preregister by 10/17 M 6:30-8:30pm 10/22 FREE
Lifelong Learning Series
The Traveling Tap Museum
Speaker: Jane Goldberg F 10:30-12:00pm 10/26 M $8 CM $10 NM $12
Fall Prevention “Straighten Up Your Life”
Don’t Give Into Pain!
Speaker: Physical Therapist from Metro
Physical & Aquatic Therapy M 12:45-1:45pm 11/5 FREE
Jewish Experience Series
Ten Times Chai: Synagogues of New York
Speaker: Michael Weinstein
Must preregister for lunch by 11/2 F 10:30-2:00pm 11/9 M$20 CM$22 NM$25 Lecture & Lunch
Day Of Event-At the Door M$20 CM$22 NM$25
Lecture Only / No Lunch
Senior Citizens Law Program: Free Legal
Assistance for Suffolk County Residents
Speaker: Touro Law Center M 12:45-1:45pm 11/12 FREE
Lifelong Learning Series
An Afternoon at the Barnes Museum
Speaker: Louise Cella Caruso F 10:30-12:00pm 11/30 M $8 CM $10 NM $12 6

ENTERTAINMENT SPECIAL PROGRAMS / EVENTS


7 CLASS DAY TIME DATES FEE ENTERTAINMENT Warren Schein
Vocalist Sings Popular Music
Rosh Hashanah Luncheon W 12:45-1:45pm 9/5 FREE Phyllis Tagg Vocalist And Pianist W 12:45-1:45pm 9/12 FREE Susan Capri
Vocalist With Keyboard Accompaniment F 12:45-1:45pm 9/14 FREE Randy Accardi
Vocalist Sings Popular Songs M 12:45-1:45pm 9/17 FREE Henry Covner
Vocalist Sings Contemporary Music
Birthday Party Celebration W 12:45-1:45pm 9/26 FREE
Moriel Chamber Players
Classical and Popular Chamber Music W 12:45-1:45pm 10/3 FREE Rhonda Denet Soul Good Vocalist W 12:45-1:45pm 10/10 FREE Steve Cassano
Vocalist Sings Your Favorite Songs F 12:45-1:45pm 10/12 FREE Jerry Ross Duo
Vocals, Saxophone and Keyboard W 12:45-1:45pm 10/17 FREE Margo Cohen
Vocalist Sings Favorite Songs
Birthday Party Celebration M 12:45-1:45pm 10/29 FREE Ari Leshans
Jewish and Israeli Music F 12:45-1:45pm 11/2 FREE Summer Breeze
Trio Plays Hits From The 50s through 70s
Honoring Our Veterans W 12:45-1:45pm 11/7 FREE Tom Parris
Vocalist Sings Popular Music
Thanksgiving Lunch & Party W 12:45-1:45pm 11/14 FREE Yesterday Once More
Musical Memories Of The 40s, 50s, & 60s M 12:45-1:45pm 11/19 FREE Phyllis Tagg Vocalist And Pianist W 12:45-1:45pm 11/21 FREE Charles Henry
Vocalist Sings Contemporary Music
Birthday Party Celebration W 12:45-1:45pm 11/28 FREE
SPECIAL PROGRAMS / EVENTS
Rosh Hashanah Luncheon
Music w/ Warren Schein
Preregister in Room 24 by 8/29 W 12:00pm 9/5 $6 pp by 8/29
(suggested contribution)
The Sound of Newness 5779
Happy Birthday Dear World
Rosh Hashanah Program for Adults & Early Childhood Dept. - Bat Sheva Slavin TH 10:30-12:00pm 9/6 FREE

SPECIAL PROGRAMS / EVENTS ●●●6 INTERNATIONAL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL ●●●


CLASS DAY TIME DATES FEE
SPECIAL PROGRAMS / EVENTS (CONTINUED)
Sociable Singles Open House Refreshments served TH 3:00-5:00pm 9/6 FREE
The Sound of Newness 5779
A Fresh Step for the New Year
Yom Kippur: Rabbi Sheila Goloboy TH 10:00-11:00am 9/13 FREE Shabbat Luncheon
Preregister in Room 24 by 9/7 F 12:00pm 9/14 $6 pp by 9/7
(suggested contribution)
Evening Open House For Singles
Meet & Connect: Refreshments served W 8:00pm 9/26 FREE
The Sound of Newness 5779
Sukkot Harvest Festival-Celebrate in the
Sukkah-Refreshments served: Bat Sheva Slavin TH 12:45-1:45pm 9/27 FREE Shabbat Luncheon
Preregister in Room 24 by 10/5 F 12:00pm 10/12 $6 pp by 10/5
(suggested contribution)
The Sound of Newness 5779
Rejoice with the Torah
Simchat Torah: Rabbi Ian Silverman TH 10:00-11:00am 10/4 FREE
SYJCC Members Art Show & Reception
Enjoy art and light refreshments
Submission deadline Thu, Oct 11 TH 12:30-2:00pm 10/18 FREE
Special Film Screening in the Theater Three Billboards
Enjoy lunch before the show / Free popcorn at film W Lunch 11:45am 10/24 Lunch $4 pp
(suggested contribution) Movie 12:30pm Movie / FREE 3 rd
Annual Senior Resources Health Fair
Wellness Planning Resources, Services and Screenings
Refreshments & Raffles
Preregister in Room 24 by 10/24 W 10:00-3:00pm 10/31 FREE Shabbat Luncheon
Preregister in Room 24 by 10/26 F 12:00pm 11/2 $6 pp by 10/26
(suggested contribution)
Scholastic Book Fair
Celebrating Jewish Book Month
Visit our annual book fair In the lobby M-F 9:00-6:00pm 11/26-11/30 Books for Sale
Tribute to Our Veterans
Discussion Panel of Professionals-10:30am
Special Lunch-12:00pm
Summer Breeze (Music & Dancing)-12:30pm
Preregister in Room 24 by 10/31 W 10:30-2:00pm 11/7 FREE Lunch Free for Veterans $6 pp by 10/31
(suggested contribution)
Kristallnacht—“Night of Broken Glass”
Kristallnacht Remembrance-Bat Sheva Slavin M 10:00-11:00am 11/12 FREE 8 ●●●6 TH
INTERNATIONAL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL ●●●
Saturday October 13 through Sunday October 21
Opening Night Saturday October 13
● Sammy Davis Jr. I Got to Be Me
Closing Night Sunday October 21 ● Shalom Bollywood
See full schedule for additonal films, times and fees

SPECIAL PROGRAMS / EVENTS SUPPORT GROUPS SUPPORT SERVICES


9 CLASS DAY TIME DATES FEE
SPECIAL PROGRAMS / EVENTS (CONTINUED)
Tzedekah Workshop Crafts Fair
Visit our annual crafts fair in the lobby.
Give twice: Do your holiday shopping and
help support the SYJCC. M & T 9:00-6:00pm 11/12 & 11/13 Hand Made Crafts For Sale
Thanksgiving Luncheon
Turkey with all the fixings
Music entertainment by Tom Parris
Preregister in Room 24 by 11/7 W 12:00pm 11/14 $10 pp by 11/7 (suggested contribution)
Special Film Screening in the Theater Once
Enjoy lunch before the show / Free popcorn at film M Lunch 11:45am 11/26 Lunch $4 pp
(suggested contribution) Movie 12:30pm Movie / FREE SUPPORT GROUPS
(We require registration/intake for all of the groups)
Widows and Widowers Support Group Register by calling 631-462-9800 x139
Sharon Reichman, MSW sreichman@syjcc.org W Ongoing Call for Times 631-462-9800 x139 Call for Info 8 Sessions M $5 NM $8 per session
Next Steps for Widows and Widowers Register by calling 631-462-9800 x139
Sharon Reichman, MSW sreichman@syjcc.org W 6:30-8:00pm Call for info 631-462-9800 x139 Meets alternate Wed. 8 Sessions M $5 NM $8 per session
Family Estrangement
Sharon Reichman, MSW sreichman@syjcc.org T 6:30-8:00pm Call for info 631-462-9800 x139 2nd & 4th Tue of the Month M $5 NM $8 per session
Early Stages of Separation and Divorce Sharon Reichman, MSW sreichman@syjcc.org W Ongoing 8:15-9:30pm Call for info 631-462-9800 x139 8 Sessions M $5 NM $8 per session
Women’s Breast & Reproductive Cancer Support Group
Tina Block, LMSW tblock@syjcc.org W 7:00-9:00pm Call for info 631-462-9800 x121 2nd & 4th Wed. of the Month M $5 NM $8 per session
(suggested contribution) SUPPORT SERVICES
Information and Referral
Do you need information about community services for seniors? Social work staff is available
to answer your questions about supports & services available to seniors. Free for SYJCC and
Community Members. Contact Tina Block, LMSW 631-462-9800 x121 or tblock@syjcc.org.Family Service League
Individual and/or group counseling for caregivers. Call Beth Signore, LCSW 631-724-6300.SYJCC Kosher Lunch Program
Hot lunch served Mon-Fri at the SYJCC for a suggested contribution of $4.00. For information or to
register, call Janine Mandera 631-462-9800 x147.Transportation
Limited mini-bus transportation for senior adults to the SYJCC. Fee: $3.00 Roundtrip.
For information or to register, contact Janine Mandera 631-462-9800 x147.
All support groups subject to minimum registration