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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
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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
Engage Community Brunch
The October Community Brunch will feature Shana Bloom and Rabbi Brian Fink, Director of Engage. Shana currently works as the Jewish Service Learning Program Manager of the Live with Purpose Initiative at The UJA-Federation of New York. In that capacity, Shana works with Jewish organizations to help build creative, thoughtful, passionate Jewish communities engaged with, and dedicated to, serving others. Through her career as a social worker, Shana has worked in settings committed to assisting vulnerable populations. She has developed a deep understanding of issues facing populations in need, and is committed to infusing these aspects of her training into her work in the Jewish community. (more)REGISTER
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Sun, Oct 26
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11am once
Serve Lunch at Project ORE
Help serve lunch at the Project ORE kosher soup kitchen in the East Village. Project ORE has served more than 400,000 emergency kosher meals and provided counseling, case management, and other supportive services to isolated, poor, homeless, mentally ill, elderly Jews—including Holocaust survivors—since 1987. Many clients have been kosher-observant their entire lives. Without Project ORE, they would have to choose between going hungry or eating food that violates their spiritual beliefs. Project ORE is able to help where other community service providers or government support cannot. For more information and to register, 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)LEARN MORE
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Mon, Oct 27
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11:30am once
Information Session for Selfhelp's Virtual Senior Center
The Virtual Senior Center of Selfhelp has implemented a cutting edge video-chat program for homebound seniors. Through this online program, up to fourteen homebound seniors can see, hear and interact with each other and the facilitator during a one hour program. Topics are wide-ranging and have included music and art appreciation, history, current events, gentle exercise, interactive games, various discussion groups, and more. Weekday, evening, or weekend classes on a flexible schedule are all options. Share your passion and interest with vital seniors via logging on from your home computer. For more information, see http://www.selfhelp.net/virtual-senior-center. (more)REGISTER
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Wed, Oct 29
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5pm once
Volunteer Training: How to Engage Holocaust Survivors
Join a round-table discussion for volunteers interested in working with Holocaust survivors through Engage's volunteer opportunities. This workshop will help guide volunteers on the best way to engage survivors in conversation, and also to explore feelings that might arise through the experience. The training will be facilitated by Amira Kohn-Trattner, LCSW, a psychotherapist/psychoanalyst in private practice in the Upper West Side. Amira has worked with Holocaust survivors and their children and has been a consultant to the German government in restitution cases, advocating for survivors. 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
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Thu, Oct 30
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7pm 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
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Sun, Nov 2 - Nov 2
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9:30am monthly
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
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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
Serve Lunch at Project ORE
Help serve lunch at the Project ORE kosher soup kitchen in the East Village. Project ORE has served more than 400,000 emergency kosher meals and provided counseling, case management, and other supportive services to isolated, poor, homeless, mentally ill, elderly Jews—including Holocaust survivors—since 1987. Many clients have been kosher-observant their entire lives. Without Project ORE, they would have to choose between going hungry or eating food that violates their spiritual beliefs. Project ORE is able to help where other community service providers or government support cannot. For more information and to register, 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)LEARN MORE
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Mon, Nov 10
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11:30am once
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
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Sun, Nov 23
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10am once
Serve Lunch at Project ORE
Help serve lunch at the Project ORE kosher soup kitchen in the East Village. Project ORE has served more than 400,000 emergency kosher meals and provided counseling, case management, and other supportive services to isolated, poor, homeless, mentally ill, elderly Jews—including Holocaust survivors—since 1987. Many clients have been kosher-observant their entire lives. Without Project ORE, they would have to choose between going hungry or eating food that violates their spiritual beliefs. Project ORE is able to help where other community service providers or government support cannot. For more information and to register, 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)LEARN MORE
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Mon, Nov 24
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11:30am 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
Serve Lunch at Project ORE
Help serve lunch at the Project ORE kosher soup kitchen in the East Village. Project ORE has served more than 400,000 emergency kosher meals and provided counseling, case management, and other supportive services to isolated, poor, homeless, mentally ill, elderly Jews—including Holocaust survivors—since 1987. Many clients have been kosher-observant their entire lives. Without Project ORE, they would have to choose between going hungry or eating food that violates their spiritual beliefs. Project ORE is able to help where other community service providers or government support cannot. For more information and to register, 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)LEARN MORE
social action > engage
Mon, Dec 8
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11:30am 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, 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
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Sun, Dec 14
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9:30am once
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