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Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston

Enjoy the rewards of variety: get or stay in shape, meet others with similar or different interests and backgrounds, take advantage of opportunities to delve deeply in much-loved areas, and try new things.

Classes and Programs

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Reader's Choice - Adults

LSJCC, Start Date: 10/15/2013, End Date: 05/06/2014, Time: 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Reading selections will be chosen by the group. Please come to first meeting having read the book The Art Forger by Barbara Shapiro.

Special Needs Classes

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

The following is a listing 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 to learn about dates, times and fees.

Special needs classes for children and teens:

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

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

Baby and Breastfeeding Weekly Drop-In

Leventhal-Sideman JCC, Mondays, beginning March 31, 2014 (10:30-11:30)

Designed for new moms
This weekly drop-in will provide friendly and stress free support for you and your new baby.  You will be able to freely ask questions about infant feeding, pumping, soothing, sleeping patterns and more in this informal setting.  A great place to meet other mothers in similar circumstances, to learn from each other and to feel supported.  Facilitated by a certified IBCLC specialist. 
Melanie Venuti, IBCLC, RLC, CHBE, certified lactation specialist, will also be available for individual consultions. 

Lactation Consult - Meet individually with a professional breastfeeding specialist trained to teach mothers how to feed their baby. During this consult you will receive hands-on assistance with your breastfeeding problems, such as latching difficulties, painful nursing, low milk production, low weight gain, pumping, just to name a few. Includes a care plan and follow up via phone and email. 75 Minute in office consult. Partners welcome!

Consults available by appointment on Mondays, Noon-1:15.  Call to inquire regarding other time slots.
Cost:  $115; JCC Members:  $100
Cost for Multiples:  $145; JCC Members:  $130

To schedule, contact earlyparenting@jccgb.org or 617-558-6485
Bio: Melanie Venuti, IBCLC, RLC, CHBE
Melanie has been working in the maternal and child health field for many years beginning in pediatric nutrition where she developed a passion for breastfeeding support and parental education. Her focus is breastfeeding consultations, prenatal breastfeeding education, and family support. She is also a certified Happiest Baby on the Block educator, teaching the soothing techniques of Dr. Harvey Karp. 

For more information, call 617-558-6485 or earlyparenting@jccgb.org.

Master’s Swim SUNDAY ONLY

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/06/2014, End Date: 06/08/2014, 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.

Think Spring! Let your mind and body bloom!

Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Classes begin week of April 6.

Arts and fitness classes for every age and interest this spring at the JCC. Search classes and register online using the JCC's easy-to-use online catalog.

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Young Adult Social Group - Special Needs ages 18-30 - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/06/2014, End Date: 06/01/2014, 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 - Special Needs Ages 25+ yrs - Spring

MetroWest, Start Date: 04/06/2014, End Date: 06/01/2014, 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: Lisa Dwinnells, Charlotte Ruskin

Advanced Israeli Dance: Drop In - Adults - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/06/2014, End Date: 06/08/2014, Time: 6:15 PM-8:15 PM

Previous Israeli dance experience is recommended. Instructor: Latishya Steele

On the Ball - Adults - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/07/2014, End Date: 06/09/2014, Time: 9:30 AM-10:20 AM

A full body, intense workout that challenges core strength, balance and coordination while increasing flexibility. Using large Swiss balls, bands, magic circles and weights, you will engage in a variety of demanding and fun movements based on Pilates and weight lifting exercises. Bonnie Lerner

Watercolor Studio - Adults - Spring

LSJCC, Start Date: 04/07/2014, End Date: 06/09/2014, Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

(Intermediate/Advanced) Explore color, textures and different techniqures unique to watercolor. We will work in realistic and abstract forms in an exciting, supportive environment. Composition and drawing are an integral part of this course. Instructor: Marjorie Gerber Gold

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Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Two famed improv groups go toe-to-toe in an evening of hilarious sketch comedy. Featuring Boston's Improv Asylum and New York's Upright Citizens Brigade. Who's funnier - Boston or New York? You be the judge.

Leventhal-Sidman JCC