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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
People's Climate March: Join the Largest Climate March in History
On September 21, world leaders will gather in New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we'll take a stand to bend the course of history. We'll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities. The march begins at 11:30 am, following a pre-approved route from Columbus Circle to the Javits Center.After you register, you will receive detailed information on the exact meet-up location near Columbus Circle, which will be at approximately 10:30 am on Sunday September 21.Click here to register to march with the 20´s & 30´s volunteer corps. There will also be programs before and/or after the march for families, teens, and adults of all ages at the JCC and throughout the Upper West Side.Visit peoplesclimate.org for more information about the People's Climate March and to see a schedule of related events around the city. (more)REGISTER
social action > special events
Sun, Sep 21
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10:30am once
People's Climate March: Join the Largest Climate March in History
On September 21, world leaders will gather in New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we'll take a stand to bend the course of history. We'll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities. The march begins at 11:30 am, following a pre-approved route from Columbus Circle to the Javits Center.After you register, you will receive detailed information on the exact meet-up location near Columbus Circle, which will be at approximately 10:30 am on Sunday September 21.Click here to register to march with the 20´s & 30´s volunteer corps. There will also be programs before and/or after the march for families, teens, and adults of all ages at the JCC and throughout the Upper West Side.Visit peoplesclimate.org for more information about the People's Climate March and to see a schedule of related events around the city. (more)REGISTER
social action > special events
Sun, Sep 21
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10:30am once
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
The Doctor Is In Series
Amanda Sacks, PhD–Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology in Neurosurgery, Weill Cornell Medical College In our world of constant distractions, feeling forgetful and unfocused in our personal and work lives is inevitable, especially as we age–or is it? Hear from a neuropsychology expert about the role of attention in brain functioning. Dr. Sacks will discuss brain networks and how the domains of cognitive functioning work so that we can understand why most of us overestimate how much information we actually perceive and retain. Lay the groundwork for increased cognitive self–awareness by learning attention-training exercises to help engage your brain and achieve an internal state of focus. Don’t miss this chance to retrain your brain. (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > free for everybody > the doctor is in series
Tue, Sep 23
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7pm18 - 0once
Finding Your Encore: A Second Act for the Greater Good
Betsy Werley Looking for your next act? Many of us are on that journey as we enter the period between midlife careers and retirement. Betsy will share her personal and professional experience with career transitions and offer inspiration, practical advice, and resources. Betsy is the former executive director of Transition Network and is now an "innovation fellow" at encore.org. Co-sponsored by Connect to Care. Call 212.632.4602 to register. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > support > connect to care
Mon, Sep 29
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6:30pm 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, Oct 2
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12pm 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, Oct 6
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6pm once
40s + 50s Dinner in the Sukkah
Celebrate the harvest festival of Sukkot under the stars at our fourth annual 40s + 50s sukkah dinner. Socialize and mingle while enjoying delicious food, and good company. (more)REGISTER
adults > 40´s & 50´s
Sat, Oct 11
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7pm40 - 59once
40s + 50s Dinner in the Sukkah
Celebrate the harvest festival of Sukkot under the stars at our fourth annual 40s + 50s sukkah dinner. Socialize and mingle while enjoying delicious food, and good company. (more)REGISTER
adults > 40´s & 50´s
Sat, Oct 11
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7pm40 - 59once
Engage Fall Event in the Sukkah
Join us in the JCC’s rooftop sukkah and learn about ways to Engage in the new year. Light refreshments 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, Oct 12
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2pm once
Does This Make My Assets Look Fat?
Susan Hirshman, CFA, CFP®, CDFA™ Professional wealth manager and financial advisor Susan Hirshman, author of Does This Make My Assets Look Fat?, helps women improve their financial literacy by talking about fattening up assets, confidence, and competence. Become empowered to take charge of your finances! Co-sponsored by Connect to Care. Call 212.632.4602 to register. (more)LEARN MORE
adults > support > connect to care
Tue, Oct 21
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6:30pm once
The Doctor Is In Series
Juliann M. Paolicchi, MD–Director, Pediatric Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, New York– Presbyterian Komansky Center for Children's Health/Weill Cornell Medical Center Do you know the difference between a seizure and a spell and what to do if you witness someone having either one? Learn from a leading epilepsy expert what causes seizures and spells and how these causes can change dramatically over a person's lifespan, from infancy to elder life. You will also learn about the latest medical and alternative treatments for seizures and the role of lifestyle and dietary habits in preventing or reducing episodes. Don't miss this lifesaver! (more)REGISTER
health + wellness > free for everybody > the doctor is in series
Tue, Oct 21
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7pm18 - 0once
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
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, Oct 26
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11am once
This Chair Rocks: Don't Let Ageism Warp Our View of Long Life!
Ashton Applewhite, Writer, Speaker & Activist Instead of worrying about getting old, wake up and recognize the ageist messages that make us think that two-thirds of our lives are downhill. Cheer up, and push back. This is a conversation for those who work with older people or simply hope to become one! Co-sponsored by Connect to Care. (more)REGISTER
adults > support > connect to care
Mon, Oct 27
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6:30pm 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
Tue, Nov 4
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6pm once
Boomers Sunday Brunch Series
Topic and speaker to be announced. (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. Please note that the deadline to sign up for the September package delivery on Sunday September 14 is Tuesday September 9. 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
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