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Engage Men's Group
"The deepest wisdom man can attain is to know that his destiny is to aid, to serve." - Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel The Engage Men's Group allows men involved with Engage to form community and take part in volunteer projects alongside other participants. The group meets at the JCC on Tuesdays, from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Tue, Sep 2 - Dec 30
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5:30pm weekly
NEW! Intelligent Fitness Is for Everyone: Sharing the 52 Moves of Nia, Train to teach
Caroline Kohles, Kevin VerEecke, Jayne Mielo, Nia New York Training Faculty Make a difference in the lives of seniors while also caring for yourself. This program, a partnership between Engage and the Nia Technique, teaches you how full-body movement improves your own health and fitness and then trains you to share the knowledge with homebound seniors or residents of assisted-living facilities. The Nia Technique is an intelligent fitness practice that blends the movements of dance, martial arts, and healing arts. The moves are simple and adaptable to people of all ages, sizes, and abilities. Included is a free Nia class at the JCC every week and participation in the monthly Nia jam. Engage will help find you a volunteer position in a senior facility and mentor you as you begin to teach. For more information contact Rabbi Brian Fink, Director of Engage, at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org or Caroline Kohles, Senior Director of Health and Wellness Programming, at 646.505.4406 or ckohles@jccmanhattan.org (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > group fitness > dance
Sun, Sep 21 - Dec 14
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1:30pm custom
50+ Drawing and Painting Class: All Levels
Join Gene’s drawing and painting class to express yourself, improve your artistic skills, and make new friends. Work from still life or photographs in the medium of your choice. You will receive highly personalized instruction in a fun, casual atmosphere. Suggested list of painting supplies provided in advance by instructor. Drawing supplies provided by JCC. Painting by Gene Wisniewski, instructor. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > painting, drawing, & printmaking
Fri, Oct 24 - Jan 9
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1:30pm50 - 0weekly
Citymeals-on-Wheels Volunteering
Join together with other Engage volunteers to hand-deliver nutritious meals to homebound elderly through Citymeals-on-Wheels. Recipients look forward to these essential meals, and the personal visits that come with them help brighten their day. We will meet as a group at the designated location, receive a brief orientation, and break up into groups to deliver meals in the surrounding neighborhood. Location: WEME Nutritional Program 263 W 86th St. @ West End Ave. Ground floor of St. Paul / St. Andrew Methodist Church For more information, contact Brian at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org. (more)LEARN MORE
social action > engage
Sun, Nov 2
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9:30am once
Learn about Engage
Learn more about Engage and choose a volunteer project at these free monthly information sessions. Coffee and snacks will be served. For more information, please contact Rabbi Brian Fink, Director of Engage, at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org. Engage Jewish Service Corps is generously supported by the UJA-Federation of New York. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Mon, Nov 3
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6pm once
City Harvest Volunteer Orientation
Join other Engage volunteers at City Harvest to learn about the mission of their agency and possible volunteer opportunities. Engage sponsored opportunities may include: Volunteering at food re-packing events Sorting between kosher and non-kosher canned food after a food drive Food rescue after large-scale food events Volunteering at City Harvest's mobile market in Washington Heights Becoming a nutrition education volunteer Providing office assistance The orientation will take place at City Harvest, 6 E. 32nd St, New York, NY 10016. Pre-registration required. Please note that there is a two-step registration process. After you register on the JCC website, you will be provided with the website link to also register directly with City Harvest. If you have any questions, please contact Rabbi Brian Fink, Engage Director at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Thu, Nov 6
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6pm once
Boomers Sunday Brunch Series
Join the next Boomers Brunch for a book reading by author Sarah Wildman. Her new book, Paper Love, explores her search for the woman her grandfather left behind when he fled Vienna in 1938. The story traces a path from Vienna, to the Czech Republic, to Berlin, back to Vienna, to Israel, to the United States. It is a love story, a search story, and a story about what we lose as a generation when we lose eyewitnesses. Oprah has named Paper Love as one November's "Most Fascinating New Books" and Vogue's November issue calls it a "feat of historical detective work." Sarah Wildman has reported across Europe and the Middle East for The New York Times, Slate, and The New Yorker, among other publications, and is a former New Republic staffer. She is the recipient of the Peter R. Weitz Prize from the German Marshall Fund of the United States, “for excellence and originality in reporting on Europe and the transatlantic relationship,” for the series in Slate where Paper Love originated. Wildman lives in Washington, D.C. (more)REGISTER
adults > 40´s & 50´s
Sun, Nov 9
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11am45 - 69once
Learning to Move through Life's Seasons with Joy and Grace
Lucia McBee and Elana Rosenbaum All of us are subject to aging, illness, loss and separation, and death. How we greet and meet these challenges affects the ways we live our lives. Through reflection, dialogic investigation, story-telling, and writing, we will examine our relationship to life's challenges, finding ways to celebrate the wonder of our being in this present moment, no matter what circumstances exist. Bring a lunch and wear comfortable clothing. (more)REGISTER
adults > makom: meditation > meditation and mindfulness
Sun, Nov 16
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9:30am once
The Doctor Is In Series
Jennifer A. Langsdorf, MD–Assistant Attending Neurologist, NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center Millions of people suffer from numbness and pain in their extremities. Learn about the causes and complexities of these common nerve ailments, including carpal tunnel syndrome and pinched nerves. Dr. Langsdorf will discuss the importance of making the proper diagnosis of these conditions, the latest in treatment options, and tips for modifying behaviors that can help to alleviate symptoms. Don't miss this opportunity to improve your quality of life! (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > free for everybody > the doctor is in series
Tue, Nov 18
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7pm18 - 0once
Dorot Package Delivery
Warm up the day of a senior! Following an orientation, we will visit and deliver packages to homebound seniors and then eat lunch together at a local restaurant. For more information, please contact Rabbi Brian Fink, Director of Engage, at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org. Engage Jewish Service Corps is generously supported by the UJA-Federation of New York. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Sun, Nov 23
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10am once
The Doctor Is In Series
James M. Noble, MD, MS–Attending Neurologist, NewYork–Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Ninety years since the Bambino knocked himself out chasing a fly ball and crashing into the right-field cement wall, the methods used to predict, diagnose, and manage concussion remain nearly unchanged. Why? How can we fix these problems? In this presentation, a leading physician expert in the field tackles challenging research questions in search of a path towards identifying the near–term and long–term risks of sports–related concussion. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > free for everybody > the doctor is in series
Tue, Dec 2
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7pm once
Engage Community Brunch
Join other members of the Engage community for learning and conversation that will deepen our connections to each other and supplement our volunteer activities. A light brunch will be served. For more information, please contact Rabbi Brian Fink, Director of Engage, at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org. Engage Jewish Service Corps is generously supported by the UJA-Federation of New York. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Sun, Dec 7
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11am once
Learn about Engage
Learn more about Engage and choose a volunteer project at these free monthly information sessions. Coffee and snacks will be served. For more information, please contact Rabbi Brian Fink, Director of Engage, at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org. Engage Jewish Service Corps is generously supported by the UJA-Federation of New York. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Mon, Dec 8
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6pm once
Citymeals-on-Wheels Volunteering
Join together with other Engage volunteers to hand-deliver nutritious meals to homebound elderly through Citymeals-on-Wheels. Recipients look forward to these essential meals, and the personal visits that come with them help brighten their day. We will meet as a group at the designated location, receive a brief orientation, and break up into groups to deliver meals in the surrounding neighborhood. Location: WEME Nutritional Program 263 W 86th St. @ West End Ave. Ground floor of St. Paul / St. Andrew Methodist Church For more information, contact Brian at 646.505.4408 or bfink@jccmanhattan.org. (more)REGISTER
social action > engage
Sun, Dec 14
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9:30am once
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