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Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston

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Classes and Programs

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Special Needs Classes

Newton area, South area, Brookline and Metrowest, Throughout the year

Individuals with special needs are encouraged to participate in any mainstream or Inclusion and Support service offered by the JCC. Placement in appropriate classes is determined by the JCC Inclusion and Support Service staff. If you are signing up for a class for the first time, register by calling 617-558-6507/6508. If you have participated in previous special needs classes, please register online at www.bostonjcc.org/register.

The JCC offers financial assistance to those who qualify. If you are in need of financial assistance or a payment plan, or have questions regarding payment for registration, contact inclusion@jccgb.org. For more information regarding membership, registration, fee adjustment or special accommodations (e.g., locating an interpreter, accessibility, etc.) contact inclusion@jccgb.org or 617-558-6507/6508.

The following is a list of all JCC classes for participants with special needs. All classes take place in Newton except where indicated. Please contact inclusion@jccgb.org or 617-558-6508 for dates, times and fees.

Special needs classes for children and teens:

Fun and Games (South Area)
Adapted Aquatics(Newton and South Area)
Mini Sports
Music Stars
Get In Shape
Just Dance
Teen Activity Group

Special needs classes for adults:
Adult Adapted Aquatics
Fitness, Fun and Swim
Gentle Yoga
Saturday Night Out
Tikvah (Brookline)
Young Adult Social Group
Adult Social Group (Newton, Metrowest)
Adult Activity Group (Metrowest and South Area)
Wednesday Night Out (South Area)
Mass Self Advocates (Brookline)
Friends Drop-in (Brookline)

PJ Library Bagels and Books Drop-in Group

Geared for children ages 0-4 years with adult

Temple Sinai, Starts September 3 -ongoing through April 2015 (except school vacation weeks and holidays) Wednesdays (9:30-11am)

Geared for children ages 0-4 years with adult
Treat yourself and your child to a fun, weekly activity in a welcoming and relaxed environment. Grab a bagel, hear a story and meet other parents while your children socialize and have fun.  All JCC arts and humanities offerings are programs of the Ryna Greenbaum JCC Center for the Arts. 

For more information, contact south@jccgb.org or 781-795-0510.

L'Chaim (To Life) Fun, Fitness and Community - Inclusion and Support Services - Ages 31+ - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/09/2014, End Date: 12/16/2014, Time: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

(Ages: 31+ yrs) Socialize, dine out, work out in the gym, see a show! A group for adults with mild special needs. Group members decide their own leisure-time activities with the assistance of an advisor. Particpants pay for outside activities. Instructor: Trudy Bauer

Master’s Swim - 2014-2015

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/14/2014, End Date: 06/14/2015, Time: 7:15 AM-8:15 AM

(Ages: 19+ yrs) For adults who have an interest in improving or continuing to keep their competitive edge. Training includes a variety of drills to perfect stroke technique and challenging speed sets.

Men's Basketball League Over 40 "B" League - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/14/2014, End Date: 12/17/2014, Time: 7:30 AM-9:30 PM

Sundays and Wednesdays

Writing Picture Books - Adults - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/14/2014, End Date: 11/23/2014, Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Explore and discuss the distinctive qualities of picture books and writing for this genre! This class includes instruction on creating characters, point of view, and beginnings and endings. In-class workshops will be aimed to help improve voice and structure. Instructor: Julie Bliven

Young Adult Social Group - Inclusion and Support Services - ages 18-30 - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/14/2014, End Date: 12/07/2014, Time: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

(Ages: 18 - 30 yrs) Social, cultural and recreational activities for young adults with mild/moderate challenges. Includes a variety of leisure-time activities taking place within and outside the JCC, chosen by the group members with assistance from their advisors. Participants pay for outside activities. Instructors: Breanna Robinson, Liz Niedzwiecki

Metrowest Adult Social Group - Inclusion and Support Services - Ages 25+ yrs - Fall

MetroWest, Start Date: 09/14/2014, End Date: 12/14/2014, Time: 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

(Ages: 25+ yrs) Join other adults with mild special needs for dining, mini-golf, movies and other leisure time activities. The group members decide their own activities with the assistance of advisors. Participants pay for community-based activities. Leaders: Jodi Willard, Charlotte Ruskin

Advanced Israeli Dance: Drop In - Adults - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/14/2014, End Date: 12/14/2014, Time: 6:15 PM-8:15 PM

Cost: $9/class; JCC member cost: $7/class

Beginner Social Bridge - Adults - Fall

LSJCC, Start Date: 09/15/2014, End Date: 12/15/2014, Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Beginners For people who do not know how to bid or play Bridge. Develop the skills needed to enjoy playing in a social setting. Basics will be covered, including point counting, opening bids, responses, overcalls, bidding to contract, and basic elements of playing the hand. Instructor: Sam Seicol

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